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  • IBM continues layoffs that could top 14,000 job cuts

    05/24/2016 7:16:29 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    UPI ^ | 21 May 2016 | Eric DuVall
    Software giant IBM is initiating another round of job cuts the company announced in April, according to multiple media reports. The number of positions cut could top 14,000, Stanford Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi told The Wall Street Journal. The cuts come as the company recorded its 16th consecutive quarterly loss. Big Blue has struggled with its core software business in the face of increasing cloud computing, analysts said. A company executive told WRAL TechWire IBM is "aggressively transforming" to offer more cloud-based computing and could rehire just as many employees to assist in that effort as are being let go...
  • Yahoo spends $500K to protect Marissa Mayer from ‘specific security threats’

    05/24/2016 7:14:50 AM PDT · by rktman
    nypost.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | James Covert
    Yahoo said Chief Executive Marissa Mayer faced “specific security threats” in 2015 — and the company accordingly spent more than a half-million dollars on her personal security. Last year’s tab came to $544,061 — more than 20 times the $26,891 Yahoo had spent a year earlier on protecting Mayer and her immediate family, according to a Monday filing. “During 2015 Ms. Mayer faced specific security threats that we believed were credible,” Yahoo said in the filing. The company didn’t elaborate on the threats. By comparison, Facebook said last month it spent $6.5 million on bodyguards and other security for its...
  • Out Of Our Madness - Vanity

    05/24/2016 7:13:36 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 1 replies
    vanity | May 24, 2016 | Louis Foxwell
    We have been living in the fantasy of A Clockwork Orange dystopia. Through the Looking Glass has morphed into Night of the Living Dead. Up is down. Down is up. It is all horrible and deadly. Our leader is foul with his own excrement, bloodthirsty and deranged beyond sanity. Nothing good has come of this Dance With the Devil. At last, an avenging angel has come with a flaming sword. His words are harsh. His blows are mighty. He drives some mad with hatred. Many are drawn to his vengeance. All are enthralled by the specter of a purging conflagration...
  • School play depicts rape, filthy language and public urination

    05/24/2016 7:11:16 AM PDT · by Pollard · 9 replies
    foxnews ^ | 11 May 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Carnegie Vanguard High School’s one act play had a little something for everyone: depictions of male-on-male rape, male-on-female rape, filthy language, on-stage urination, and an actress who simulated wiping her private parts at center stage. Oh yes, there was also a scene where a male cast member turned his back to the audience and dropped his pants, as fellow cast members deliver dialogue about the size of his appendage. “People were disgusted and there was complete shock at what they had just seen,” he told me. “Elementary-aged children were exposed to this show.” The district released a statement defending the...
  • Former detective denies sexual assaults, admits catfight fetish

    05/24/2016 7:06:18 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 9 replies
    The State ^ | MAY 24, 2016 | AUDREY HUDSON
    Former Horry County (SC) Police Detective Troy Allen Large admits to encouraging at least three women to participate in sexual fetish videos referred to as catfighting, hosting a couple of fights of different women in his home and videotaping a fight with a woman who was a victim of domestic violence. He admitted the behavior during nearly five hours of a video deposition of Large taken under oath March 2 that was obtained by The Sun News. Large and the Horry County Police Department are being sued by two of the women identified only as Jane Doe 1 and Jane...
  • Cosby on teen: ‘I gave her Quaaludes, then we had sex’

    05/24/2016 7:04:12 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Bill Cosby admitted to plying teens with booze and drugs before having sex with them, and to having girls regularly dispatched to him by a modeling agency, newly unearthed court papers show. The comic said that at one point in his career, the agency would provide “five or six” young women each week, according to depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for a lawsuit. Among other revelations made by Cosby under questioning by lawyers for Andrea Constand, who claims he sexually assaulted her in 2004, was the description of a 1976 encounter with a 19-year-old model named Therese Picking.
  • Can Anyone ID this Vietnam Era Shoulder Patch? (vanity)

    05/24/2016 7:00:48 AM PDT · by bkopto · 14 replies
    self | May 24, 2016 | bkopto
    What is the meaning of the patch on the left shoulder?
  • Student photo protests transgender identity, raises free speech debate

    05/24/2016 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 12 replies
    The Daily Bruin ^ | May 11, 2016 | Janice Shiao
    Members of the UCLA community launched into a debate about free speech after a UCLA student posted a photograph in which students denounced the validity of identifying as transgender. In the photograph circulated on Facebook and Twitter, three UCLA students and one UC San Diego student held signs that read, “Get your agenda out of my restroom!” and, “Transgenderism is a mental disorder!” Julia Nista, incoming internal vice president of Bruin Republicans who posted the photo on Facebook, held a sign that said “There are only two genders!” in the photo. She said the photo was taken at a UC...
  • ABC poll: Trump surge due to massive 36% millennial swing

    05/24/2016 6:50:28 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 29 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 5/23/2016 | Ron Meyer
    A shocking new poll from ABC News reveals Hillary Clinton is losing to Donald Trump nationwide 46 percent to 44 percent. That’s an 11 percent shift from March, when Trump trailed Clinton by 9 points. What was the biggest driver in this shift in the polls? Surprisingly, it’s young voters. Clinton’s support among young voters ages 18 to 29 has dropped 19 percent since March — and Trump has gained 17 percent support from the same demographic. That’s a 36 percent swing. While Clinton leads Trump in the demographic 45 to 42 percent, this margin in the general election would...
  • Why Does Jesus Call the Father Greater If We Teach That the Members of the Trinity Are Equal?

    05/24/2016 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-23-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Why Does Jesus Call the Father Greater If We Teach That the Members of the Trinity Are Equal? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 23, 2016 • Many of you know that I write the Question and Answer column for Our Sunday Visitor. Given the celebration of Trinity Sunday this past Sunday, I thought I might reproduce here on the blog a question/answer regarding the Trinity. It is a fairly common question; perhaps you have it, too. Remember that my answers in the column are required to be brief.We read in a recent Sunday Gospel (May 1, 2016) that Jesus...
  • LGBT group wants Dallas to cut ties with pastor after controversial remark

    05/24/2016 6:47:51 AM PDT · by tuffydoodle · 15 replies
    myfoxdfw ^ | May 23, 2016 | fox staff
    A Dallas-based LGBT resource center is calling on Dallas leaders to cut ties with a controversial North Texas pastor who compared gay-friendly business advocates to ISIS. First Baptist Church of Dallas' Senior Pastor Robert Jeffress made the remarks on a radio program last week when he was discussing president Obama's transgender directive to public schools. "I've said often the greatest thread to freedom of religion in America is not ISIS, it's the chamber of commerce," the pastor said on the radio. "I mean, it's the businesses that say to our representatives, 'Oh, don't pass laws like that. Don't pass these...
  • ‘Ghostbusters’ Steps Right Into the Hostility of Gender Politics

    05/24/2016 6:39:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 23, 2016 | Michael Capely and Brooks Barnes
    Sony Pictures needs to keep male moviegoers interested in its “Ghostbusters” reboot after an Internet attack on its female cast. Hillary Clinton wants women to throw their support behind her presidential campaign. In a strange confluence, those agendas risk colliding this week on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
  • Trump slams Hillary Clinton for not 'protecting women' featuring voices of Bill's rape accusers

    05/24/2016 6:33:36 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | David Martosko
    Donald Trump's latest effort to saddle Hillary Clinton with her husband's sexual indiscretions hit Instagram like a bomb on Monday. 'Is Hillary really protecting women?' Trump tweeted, along with a link to a short video featuring the voices of two of Bill's sexual-assault accusers, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey. The 15-second video also includes a reference to Clinton's former White House intern paramour Monica Lewinsky, in the form of a stogie clenched between the former president's teeth.
  • The Toiletarians (Very Short Vanity)

    05/24/2016 6:22:43 AM PDT · by scouter · 16 replies
    May 24, 2016 | Scouter
    The heroic statesman (and saint) Sir Thomas More was a close friend of Erasmus, the great classical scholar. They were convinced that humor was a powerful tool for social change. I agree. Humor has a great way of making people see the truth in a nonthreatening way. A few days ago I saw the word "Toiletarian" used on FR by another FReeper. I thought it was great. It sums up in one word the absurdity of what Obama, Clinton, and Bernie are supporting. I think we need to adopt that word ourselves and start spreading it. We need to get...
  • TBS’s ‘The Detour’: Guns Endanger Kids, Constitution in Need of ‘Update’

    05/24/2016 6:21:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/23/2016 | Dylan Gwinn
    True to its name, TBS’s comedy The Detour, detoured from an otherwise hilarious episode and instead derailed completely, in a ridiculous attempt to smear gun owners, the 2nd Amendment, and the U.S. Constitution. While at a theme park in Salvation, Florida, which celebrates Christmas 364 days a year (they’re closed on Christmas), husband and wife team Nate and Robin (Jason Jones and Natalie Zea) alienate a Christmas reveler by acting in a decidedly non-Holiday kind of spirit. But before the well-intentioned guy can get away, Robin notices something under his shirt:
  • San Francisco to consider immigrant sanctuary protections

    05/24/2016 6:12:47 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 24, 2016 | Janie Har
    San Francisco officials plan to take another run at clarifying sanctuary protections for people who are in the country illegally, a policy that landed the city in national hot water last year when a Mexican man shot and killed a woman walking along a waterfront pier. The Board of Supervisors will consider a proposal Tuesday that spells out when law enforcement can turn over criminal suspects to federal immigration authorities.
  • Chinese banks sitting on $1.7 trillion debt time bomb

    05/24/2016 6:07:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    ABC(Australia) ^ | May 24, 2016 | Stephen Letts
    Chinese banks sitting on $1.7 trillion debt time bomb by business reporter Stephen Letts Chinese banks are looking down the barrel of a staggering RMB 8 trillion - or $1.7 trillion - worth of losses according to the French investment bank Societe Generale. Put another way, 60 per cent of capital in China's banks is at risk as authorities start the delicate and dangerous process of reining in the debt-bloated and unprofitable state-owned enterprise (SOE) sector. Disturbingly though, debt is not only not shrinking, it is accelerating, making the eventual reckoning far worse. China's overall non-financial debt grew by 15.2...
  • North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader

    05/24/2016 6:02:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2016 | Stephanie Nebehay
    North Korean envoy rejects Trump overture to meet leader GENEVA | By Stephanie Nebehay U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's proposal to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a "kind of propaganda or advertisement" in his election race, a senior North Korean official said on Monday. Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with Reuters in New York last week, said he is willing to talk to the North Korean leader to try to stop Pyongyang's nuclear program, proposing a major shift in U.S. policy toward the isolated nation. "It is up to the decision of my Supreme Leader whether...
  • CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year (Los Angeles)

    05/24/2016 6:02:07 AM PDT · by chopperman · 17 replies
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County.
  • The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building

    05/24/2016 6:01:41 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 28 replies
    The Wall Street Journal.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Heather Mac Donald
    The Nationwide Crime Wave Is Building As the homicide rate keeps rising in many cities, even some who dismissed the ‘Ferguson effect’ admit the phenomenon is real. By Heather Mac Donald May 23, 2016 Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey has again drawn the wrath of the White House for calling attention to the rising violence in urban areas. Homicides increased 9% in the largest 63 cities in the first quarter of 2016; nonfatal shootings were up 21%, according to a Major Cities Chiefs Association survey. Those increases come on top of last year’s 17% rise in homicides in...
  • School District of Springfield Township passes first transgender rights policy in Pennsylvania

    05/24/2016 5:55:51 AM PDT · by Phillyred · 16 replies
    Debate on the rights of people to identify as a gender other than the one they were born with has reached the national stage this year. But at Springfield Township schools, efforts to understand and accommodate gender-expansive students have been happening for years now, culminating in the passage of the first comprehensive district policy on transgender rights in the state on April 19. The policy recognizes the rights of students to identify as the gender of their choice, to be referred to by staff by the name and pronoun they identify with, to participate in activities in alignment with the...
  • Chopstick Diplomacy: Parts Unknown

    05/24/2016 5:53:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-24-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember the weighty advice Barry had for presumptive Republican presidential candidates a few weeks back? “…the presidency “is not entertainment — this is not a reality show.” Boy, we wish that were so. However, during his recent FEAT (Far East Apology Tour) Barry Obama appeared with Anthony Bourdain for a taping of his show - Parts Unknown, a CNN foodie travelogue. The foodie and the druggie shared a lunch of bún chả and beer; Tony praised Barry’s chopstick skills and picked up the tab. In case you’re not familiar with Tony, he’s the former chain smoking, coke sniffing, heroin addicted...
  • Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast

    05/24/2016 5:50:57 AM PDT · by Drango · 47 replies
    TownHall ^ | May 24, 2016 | AP
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — The nation seems to be kicking its smoking habit faster than ever before.</p> <p>The rate of smoking among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent last year thanks to the biggest one-year decline in more than 20 years, according to a new government report.</p>
  • How they sold us the Iran deal-first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to follow the money

    05/24/2016 5:44:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    The first lesson from how the Iran deal was sold to the public is that it is important to follow the money. Eight hundred eleven op-eds. Three hundred fifty- two letters to the editor. Two hundred twenty-seven editorials. That’s the number of “pro-diplomacy” articles that Ploughshares Fund takes credit for helping support as part of its “proactive” media campaign to support the Iran deal last year. They “were published during critical moments of the Iran campaign,” the website of the fund boasts in its 2015 annual report. The revelations about the work that this one fund did to support the...
  • Ryan secures big win with bipartisan Puerto Rico deal

    05/24/2016 5:42:52 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 32 replies
    The bipartisan deal to tackle Puerto Rico’s debt crisis represents Paul Ryan’s first big victory as Speaker. While the Wisconsin Republican has notched other wins on highway, education and government funding during his short, nearly seven-month tenure, former Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) had a hand in all of those negotiations.
  • CBS2 Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast From Grave Year After Year (LA county CA)

    05/24/2016 5:42:47 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 13 replies
    CBS2 ^ | May 23, 2016 11:20 PM | By David Goldstein
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. “He took a lot of time choosing his candidates,” said Annette Givans of her father, John Cenkner. Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he’s not the only one. CBS2 compared millions of voting records from the California Secretary of State’s office with death records from the Social...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/24/16)[Prayer]

    05/24/2016 5:33:48 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/24/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Acts of the Apostles) (Acts 6) 6 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Hellenistic Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. 3 Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of...
  • Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage

    05/24/2016 5:33:04 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 8 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/24 | Peter Lucas
    Lucas: Kennedy immune to liberals' drug outrage The Lowell Sun Updated: 05/24/2016 06:40:52 AM EDT U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III ought to dump his moneymaking stock in a biopharmaceutical company that charges $1,000 a pill and indirectly fuels the state's opioid crisis. It tarnishes his fine Kennedy image. Being a millionaire, he doesn't need the money. He is one of the richest men in Congress. But the 36-year-old congressman from Brookline says he can't get rid of the stock because the majority of his assets are held in shared family trusts
  • The RNC is building a campaign for Trump

    05/24/2016 5:26:57 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/24/2016 | David M. Drucker
    The Republican Party is racing to build a presidential campaign for Donald Trump. The presumptive GOP nominee enters the general election with an organization even thinner than Mitt Romney's four years ago. Trump won the primary by dominating media coverage. He didn't bother to develop a ground game or data analytics program, believing those modern tools overrated. The Republican National Committee is filling the void. The party invested more than $100 million, and counting, since 2012 to construct and refine cutting edge voter turnout and digital operations after being outclassed by President Obama. The plan was to create a turnkey...
  • Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters?

    05/24/2016 5:21:01 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 23, 2016 | Crystal Wright
    Is Trayvon Martin the Only Black Life that Matters? We all know why leftists aren’t rushing to live in inner city black neighborhoods. May 23, 2016 Crystal Wright    Apparently, Trayvon Martin is the only black life that really matters to many blacks and liberals. Blacks are getting gunned down by other blacks every day in cities across the country and there’s no outrage from liberals.  These kids are nameless and faceless to liberals’ Black Lives Matter Movement. But when George Zimmerman decided to auction off the gun he used to shoot Martin in self-defense, people lost their minds. I...
  • Going Back to Move Forward

    05/24/2016 5:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Ah, the "good old days," the ones that President Obama took a sarcastic swipe at during his recent commencement speech at Rutgers University when he said that America's "good old days weren't that great." Certainly he misread his teleprompter. Sure, we've experienced enormous advances in things like technology and medicine, but the "good old days" aren't so bad, especially compared to what's happening today. During the speech Obama said, "...by almost every measure, America is better and the world is better than it was 50 years ago, or 30 years ago, or even eight years ago." Apparently, Hillary Clinton missed...
  • New Rape PAC to Give Platform to Bill and Hillary's 'Victims'

    05/24/2016 5:16:41 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 17 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | Tiffany Gabbay
    Presidential contender Hillary Clinton never banked on her statement that "all rape victims deserve to be believed" would come back to haunt her with such a vengeance. The Democrat presidential hopeful has used her female gender to further her own political agenda for years, but that could all be coming back to bite both her as a newly launched political action committee plans to give a voice to women victimized by the Bill and Hillary Clinton duo. The Rape Accountability Project for Education PAC -- or RAPE PAC -- will soon launch televised and radio ads featuring women allegedly victimized...
  • The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie-Show trial against officer ends in acquittal

    05/24/2016 5:16:35 AM PDT · by SJackson · 15 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 24, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    The Freddie Gray Lynch Mob Lie Show trial against officer ends in acquittal. May 24, 2016 Matthew Vadum    A white Baltimore police officer accused of wrongdoing in the highly politicized death of black career criminal Freddie Gray last year that sparked days of rioting has been completely exonerated by the courts. No matter what Baltimore's corrupt Democrat-controlled political machine tries, it can't manage to convict anyone in the unusual April 19, 2015 death of Gray, a 25-year-old man with a long arrest record. Gray passed away a week after his arrest after apparently suffering ultimately fatal injuries during...
  • Is Scarborough Shoal Worth a War?

    05/24/2016 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Pat Buchanan
    If China begins to reclaim and militarize Scarborough Shoal, says Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III, America must fight. Should we back down, says Aquino, the United States will lose "its moral ascendancy, and also the confidence of one of its allies." And what is Scarborough Shoal? A cluster of rocks and reefs, 123 miles west of Subic Bay, that sits astride the passageway out of the South China Sea into the Pacific, and is well within Manila's 200-mile exclusive economic zone. Beijing and Manila both claim Scarborough Shoal. But, in June 2013, Chinese ships swarmed and chased off a...
  • California’s $64 Billion Bullet Train To Nowhere Gets Delayed … Again

    05/24/2016 5:12:47 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2016 | John Merline
    In the late 1800s, it took railroad companies six years to lay 1,907 miles of track for what was to become the Transcontinental Railroad (or as Barack Obama calls it, the Intercontinental Railroad). Building that railroad line required tunneling through mountains — at one foot a day — building bridges — including one that spanned 700 feet — and doing all the work almost entirely by hand. As best, it will now take seven years for California to lay 119 miles of track — on relatively flat ground in the middle of nowhere. That news came from a contract revision...
  • New York Times Raises Front-Page Alarm About Las Vegas Newspaper’s Zionist Owner

    05/24/2016 5:09:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | MAY 23, 2016 | Ira Stoll
    The internal machinations at a Las Vegas newspaper owned by the family of Sheldon Adelson are the subject of a front-page New York Times article that runs more than 2,300 words. What does it all amount to? Some reporters and former reporters complaining about their editors and owners. As someone with experience in the newspaper business, I can tell you with a high degree of certainty that this is not news. That is what reporters and former reporters do — they complain about their editors and owners. It comes with the territory. Why does it deserve front-page coverage in the...
  • Could Uber Drive Young People Into The Arms Of The GOP?

    05/24/2016 5:07:52 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 15 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 5/23/2016 | Staff
    Free Markets: When conservative activist Grover Norquist started arguing a couple years ago that Web-based sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Airbnb create “an opportunity for Republicans to make a comeback in cities,” the idea seemed a bit far-fetched. A new survey shows that he was on to something.
  • Sanders steps up his attacks in homestretch

    05/24/2016 5:06:21 AM PDT · by detective · 1 replies
    MSM News ^ | Alexander Bolton
    Bernie Sanders is stirring things up in the homestretch of the Democratic presidential primary. The Vermont Independent is threatening to take his challenge against Hillary Clinton, whom he described over the weekend as the "lesser of two evils" compared to Donald Trump, all the way to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. He's supporting Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz's primary challenger in Florida, making his fight with the Democratic National Committee chairwoman personal.
  • Saluting an Unknown Soldier (James, Son of Alphaeus)

    05/24/2016 5:01:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 3 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    The twelve apostles included "James the son of Alphaeus" (Matt. 10:3). God often uses ordinary people to accomplish great things. Like most Christians, James the son of Alphaeus is an unknown and unsung soldier of the cross. His distinguishing characteristic is obscurity. Nothing he did or said is recorded in Scripture—only his name. In Mark 15:40 he is called "James the Less," which literally means "Little James." That could refer to his stature (he might have been short), his age (he might have been younger than James the son of Zebedee), or his influence (he might have had relatively little...
  • Stephen: Godliness in Suffering

    05/24/2016 5:01:22 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “But being full of the Holy Spirit, he gazed intently into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God” (Acts 7:55). Because Stephen was so consistently Spirit-filled, it was natural for him to react in a godly way to persecution and death. The cliché “Garbage in, garbage out” provides a good clue to the essence of the Spirit-filled Christian life. Just as computers respond according to their programming, we respond to what fills our minds. If we allow the Holy Spirit to program our thought patterns, we’ll be controlled and renewed by...
  • Exclusive: Planned Parenthood Lawyer Denies Collusion, Admits DA Gave Him Video

    05/24/2016 4:56:47 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 May 2016 | Lana Shadwick
    HOUSTON, Texas — The lawyer for Planned Parenthood who has been accused of colluding with the Harris County DA against the Planned Parenthood undercover videographer, filed an affidavit to deny this charge, but admits that a prosecutor gave him a copy of the undercover video. As reported on April 14, Jared Woodfill, a lawyer for undercover videographer David Daleiden told Breitbart Texas, “We have clear evidence that the DA is colluding with Planned Parenthood.” The District Attorney in Harris County, Texas, is Devon Anderson. David Daleiden, is the president and founder of the Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Daleiden’s undercover...
  • After 8 Years Of Radical Moves, The Fed’s Still In A Box

    05/24/2016 4:54:13 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 18 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 5/20/2016 | TERRY JONES
    When the economy stumbles, can the Fed still catch its fall? A growing number of economists, market analysts and investors worry that the answer is no. The Federal Reserve’s radical approach to monetary policy since the financial crisis, they believe, has confounded its ability to do anything about a potential downturn — or an unexpected shock to the economy. Worse, others argue that by staying with a zero interest rate for so long, the Fed has put itself into a box... ...the dilemma. The post-financial crisis economic recovery still looks shaky. The Atlanta Fed’s widely followed GDPNow number, a timely...
  • REPORT: Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime In Germany While Media And Govt Focus

    05/24/2016 4:52:38 AM PDT · by detective · 4 replies
    Truncated title. Full title: REPORT: Migrants Committing Disproportionately High Crime In Germany While Media And Govt Focus on ‘Far Right’ Thought Crimes A massive, migrant crime wave is surging across Germany according to figures buried in a new report released by the country’s Interior Ministry. The data reveals that without migrants considered, crime rates in Germany would have remained roughly static since 2014. But, in fact, the country recorded an extra 402,741 crimes committed by migrants. While much of this criminality concerned illegal border crossings, German authorities instead talked up a “record surge” in crimes by “right wing radicals”.
  • University of Victoria researchers model worst-case climate change scenario

    05/24/2016 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    MetroNews Canada ^ | May 23, 2016 | by Matt Kieltyka
    Study forecasts global temperature increases of up to 9.5 degrees C. The unmitigated burning of Earth's remaining fossil fuels would cause global warming on a scale bigger than previously anticipated, according to a new study out of the University of Victoria. Katarzyna Tokarska, a PhD student at the university, is the lead author of a new paper titled "The climate response to five trillion tonnes of carbon". Previous modelling, including those used by the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, use projections that assume just two trillion tonnes of carbon would be released.
  • Clinton Policies to End Pay Gap Would Just Make It Larger

    05/24/2016 4:51:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Michael Barone
    Women, lamented Hillary Clinton in an April 2014 tweet, make just 77 cents on the dollar to men. As a presidential candidate she has repeated that lament again and again, updating the numbers, in line with government statistics, to 78 cents in July 2015 and 79 cents this year. This injustice, she says, must be remedied by government. "Last time I checked," Clinton told an event sponsored by a salary site called Glassdoor, "there's no discount for being a woman. Groceries don't cost us less, rent doesn't cost us less, so why should we be paid less?" There is, as...
  • She is Opening a New Late-Term Abortion Clinic: “We’re Going to Go Further”

    05/24/2016 4:49:47 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | May 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Burkhart plans to open a new, late-term abortion business in Oklahoma City this summer, according to Rolling Stone. The businesswoman has a shady reputation, having once run an abortion clinic for late-term abortionist George Tiller. She currently owns and runs an abortion business in Wichita, Kansas. On making the decision to expand her abortion business to the conservative state, Burkhart said: “After the physician in Oklahoma City went out of business, I felt like it was even more important. If you want abortion care in Oklahoma, currently you have to go to Tulsa or Norman. Our clinic will go further...
  • Why Trump Might Win (Robert Reich, of all people)

    05/24/2016 4:49:08 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 30 replies
    RCP ^ | Robert Reich
    Throughout the Republican primaries, pundits and pollsters repeatedly told us he’d peaked, that his most recent outrageous statement was his downfall, that he was viewed as so unlikeable he didn’t stand a chance of getting the nomination. But in my travels around the country I’ve found many who support him precisely because of the qualities he’s being criticized for having. A Latina-American from Laredo, Texas, tells me she and most of her friends are for Trump because he wants to keep Mexicans out. She thinks too many Mexicans have come here illegally, making it harder for those here legally. A...
  • Fareed Zakaria -vs- Donald Trump Regarding Islam

    05/24/2016 4:45:13 AM PDT · by detective · 26 replies
    CNN broadcast a one hour special yesterday called “Why they hate us” discussing why adherents to the most authentic interpretations of Islam hate the United States. Overall, the broadcasted presentation by Fareed Zakaria was good; actually, very good. Perhaps one of the best one hour presentations in quite a while. The content was engaging, the historical references were well presented and well outlined…. until a fatal flaw. The common, disconcerting and uncomfortable fatal flaw.
  • Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time

    05/24/2016 4:35:19 AM PDT · by BiggerTigger · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 30, 2009 | 94Henry94
    Death Touch on Steve Harvey's Big Time.
  • Judge rules in California's open-bathrooms fight

    05/24/2016 4:32:50 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    WND ^ | 5/23/2016 | Bob Unruh
    President Obama’s open-bathrooms campaign already has been taken to court by the state of North Carolina, as well as a civil and religious rights organization, the Alliance Defending Freedom, on behalf of several schools, and decisions are somewhere in the future. But the overall effort took a major hit just days ago in California, where a judge ruled in a case that has been in the courts for several years already that agenda critics deserve to have more information on the government’s actions. At issue is the state’s AB 1266, a law adopted by the legislature and signed by the...