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  • Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

    11/18/2018 7:08:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2018 | Frances D’Emilio
    Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor people as well as some of the volunteers who help them to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Mass on a day the Catholic Church dedicates to the needy. Later, he sat down with 1,500 of the indigent for a lunch of lasagna, chicken, mashed potatoes and tiramisu in a Vatican auditorium....
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 55 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as “a preacher with no church.” More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faiths—but rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • Gillibrand: Trump ‘Has Created Division and Hate Throughout Society’

    11/18/2018 2:24:24 PM PST · by rktman · 81 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/16/2018 | Melanie Arter
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of fomenting hate and division, citing an increase in hate crimes through the state of New York. “I think we are in a moment in time where our country and our morality as a country is literally on knife’s edge. We have a president who has blurred, even destroyed the lines between right vs. wrong. He has demonized immigrants. He has created division and hate throughout society,” she said during a speech at the National Action Network Conference. “In New York State, we have more hate crimes than we have...
  • UPDATE: PAC’s use charitable names to try to get your donation dollars

    11/18/2018 1:53:22 PM PST · by NobleFree · 5 replies
    KFOR-TV ^ | NOVEMBER 1, 2018 | SCOTT HINES
    CHOCTAW, Okla. - Debbie Foster didn't recognize the number. She answered anyway. It was one of those pesky automated robocalls that disrupted Foster's day and tugged at her heart strings. The robocaller claimed to be raising money for an organization by the name of Breast Cancer Health Council. “My very, very dearest friend died from [breast cancer], and I was with her during chemotherapy," Foster said. Don’t be fooled. It might sound like a charity, but it is not. Breast Cancer Health Council is registered as a Political Action Committee, an organization that raises and spends money to elect and...
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?

    11/15/2018 5:19:25 AM PST · by Heartlander · 69 replies
    Discover ^ | November 12, 2018 | Korey Haynes
    Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life? By Korey Haynes | November 12, 2018 Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there’s anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans should have come to exist at all? Is life, let alone intelligent life, such a wildly improbable occurrence that we’re the only ones here? Or are we an inevitable consequence of the laws of physics?Life exists on Earth (assuming...
  • California’s Typhus Surge Is Linked to Fleas, Feces, and Bad Economic Policies

    11/18/2018 6:49:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 29 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/18/2018 | Chloe Anagnos
    Typhus is on the rise in Los Angeles, with its epicenter in downtown, where the city’s sanitation officials are struggling to respond to the nearly two thousand “cleanup requests” they get from locals every month. Like San Francisco, LA is struggling to clean up city streets of human waste—specifically feces—due to a lack of public restrooms and a growing homeless population. There was an average of 700 requests in the area in the spring of 2016, but officials now claim they receive about 1,900 cleanup calls per month thanks to the number of growing homeless camps. But the growing homelessness...
  • White Gov Mourning Murder of Black Babies Called “Racist” [semi-satire]

    11/18/2018 10:21:28 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Republican Gov Phil Bryant’s expression of puzzlement that there is no media outrage over the 20 million black babies killed by the abortion industry since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling drew a vicious backlash from Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund Executive Director Laurie Bertram Roberts. “Gov Bryant’s concern is disgusting and vile,” Roberts asserted. “It’s racist to single out the black mothers who choose to abort their babies.” ThinkProgress, a left-wing pro-abortion news site, slammed Bryant as a “misogynoir. His notion that abortion poses a distinct threat against black lives is a myth.” Claiming something is a...
  • Doctors pressure family to abort baby because of dwarfism, baby is born health

    11/17/2018 6:00:29 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | November 15, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    Frank Pedreira, MD, recalls the following: “Denise, a 32-year-old woman with three children (Laura, Steven, and Stephanie) ranging in age from 2 – 7 years became pregnant for the fourth time. Her previous pregnancies were completely uneventful, and her three children were healthy, active, and bright. She and her husband were healthy and well. Her pregnancy was proceeding normally until the sixth month when a “routine sonogram” was interpreted by her doctor as “compatible with dwarfism.” She was sent to a Metropolitan University Medical Center where she was examined and a repeat sonogram was ordered. The sonogram reconfirmed the findings...
  • UN: abortion & euthanasia should be universal human rights; one world government in 12 years

    11/17/2018 5:21:15 PM PST · by deandg99 · 29 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/17/2018 | Dr Eowyn
    Inés San Martin reports for Crux, Nov. 15, 2018, that the United Nations Human Rights Committee wants to make abortion and “assisted suicide” — a euphemism for euthanasia — a universal human right. A “General Comment” is a UN agency’s interpretation of the provisions of the treaties to which it is a party. According to a draft “General Comment” of the UN Human Rights Committee’s International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, UN member governments: *Must decriminalize abortion for women and abortionists. *Must guarantee “safe, legal and effective” access to abortion when the life of the pregnant woman is at...
  • Mother who was encouraged to abort her unborn baby because medics thought he had Downs Syndrome...

    11/17/2018 2:44:58 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 16, 2018 | Leigh Mcmanus For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Mother who was encouraged to abort her unborn baby because medics thought he had Downs Syndrome warns others to get a second opinion after he was born perfectly healthy The adamant Mum and her partner, Johnathan, 30, who had already suffered the devastation of a miscarriage, were both infuriated by the doctors response and refused the termination, but were left in complete shock when their son Jay was born healthy. Jordan, a stay-at-home mum, said: 'When we attended my 12-week-scan, I knew straight away something was wrong because the midwife seemed to be concerned. 'She asked if we...
  • Sarah Silverman Leads Hollywood Women Promoting ‘Shout Your Abortion’ Book

    11/17/2018 1:55:07 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    BREITBART ^ | November 15, 2018 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Hollywood women, from Sarah Silverman to Amy Brenneman, are gathering to celebrate the release of a new coffee table book that urges women to boast about having an abortion. Actresses, Sarah Silverman, Sarah Wine-Thyre, Amy Brenneman and other “marvels” are inviting their fans to join them for a #ShoutYourAbortion book party Friday night at the Hollywood Improv, tweeted Wine-Thyre. The Improv notes the “party” will be hosted by Margaret Katch and Roni Geva, directors of the comedy digital series ctrl alt delete, about women in a Midwestern abortion clinic. ***tweet images on link****
  • Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

    11/17/2018 8:34:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2018 9:58 AM | Gwladys Fouche, Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center carrying banners with slogans such as “My body my right” and “Defend abortion”. “The new law that’s proposed is limiting women’s rights,” said Ine Lund, a 22-year-old criminology student. “I feel it should be up to the woman to choose.” When the Christian Democrats opened talks on teaming up with the...
  • Rep. Diane Black Discusses the Past and Future of the Pro-life

    11/16/2018 3:54:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Lauretta Brown
    Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) is bidding farewell to the House of Representatives at the end of this term. She is regarded as a champion for pro-life issues and is a trail blazer in many ways. She is the first in her family to graduate college, a nurse who got into politics to fix Tennessee’s healthcare system, and the first woman to chair the House Budget Committee.She’s never bought into the narrative that abortion is necessary for a woman to succeed and fighting to end abortion has been a priority for her throughout her time in Congress.In an interview with Townhall...
  • The Hypocrisy of Tom Ridge's Checks and Balances

    11/16/2018 12:58:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Editor's Note: This piece was co-authored by Phelim McAleer and Ann McElhinney.But it has just been announced that Gov. Tom Ridge, the former head of Homeland Security and Pennsylvania Governor is one of the founders of an apparently conservative lawyers organization called Checks and Balances which they say will "expose President Trump's abuse of the Rule of Law." That’s not the shocking part - lawyers, conservative or otherwise, are of course entitled to organize and protest the president. However what is shocking that one of the founding members of Checks and Balances is the Tom Ridge who when he was...
  • Grassley Steps Down from Judiciary Committee...Paving Way for Lindsey Graham?

    11/16/2018 12:40:40 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is stepping down as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and stepping up to lead the Senate Finance Committee. Now: @ChuckGrassley announces he will opt to serve as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee next Congress, meaning @LindseyGrahamSC would be in line for chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. pic.twitter.com/69FASxl2rz— Todd Ruger (@ToddRuger) November 16, 2018 Grassley said he's switching committees to help steer the booming economy. “The economy is better than it’s been in years and there’s a sense of optimism about the future of our country that people haven’t felt in a long time...
  • Betsy DeVos Strikes a Blow for the Constitution

    11/16/2018 12:21:46 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | November 16, 2018 | David French
    The Department of Education has issued its long-awaited proposed regulations reforming sexual-assault adjudications on college campus. Not only will these rules restore basic due process and fairness to college tribunals, but they also — given how basic the changes are — highlight just how ridiculous university kangaroo courts have become. First and perhaps most important, the rules will not only require colleges to permit cross-examination of witnesses (including the accuser), but will also prohibit universities from relying on the statements of any witness who refuses to submit to cross-examination. Cross-examination is so fundamental to adversary proceedings that it’s is simply...
  • It’s the Courts, Stupid

    11/10/2018 6:56:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2018 | Michael Brown
    When Bill Clinton was running for president in 1992, his campaign strategist James Carville gave him the formula for success: Focus on the economy. In Carville's famous words, “It’s the economy, stupid.”Today, President Trump could easily campaign with a similar mantra, since many Americans are pleased with the economic uptick under his leadership.But, in terms of a lasting legacy, in terms of societal impact, the real mantra should be, “It’s the courts, stupid.” You can be assured that Trump and his Republican colleagues have a good grasp on this already.And now, with a strengthened majority in the Senate, the sky...
  • WATCH: Famed Child Drag Queen Joins Other Drag Artists on ‘Good Morning America’

    11/14/2018 12:05:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Activist Mommy ^ | November 13, 2018 | The Activist Mommy
    You’ve likely seen him on social media, and now, the famous 11-year-old drag queen is gracing the airwaves of popular daytime television show “Good Morning America.” In yet another indication that cross-dressing and the LGBT lifestyle are beyond normalized in our culture, “Desmond is Amazing,” was a guest on the long-running ABC morning show, where he was surprised by some of America’s most famous drag queens. LGBT Nation reports:
  • Report: Democrat-Directed Voter Fraud Uncovered In Florida

    11/15/2018 7:26:26 PM PST · by Morgana · 21 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2018 | Molly Prince
    The Florida Democratic Party allegedly violated election laws by asking voters to fix their vote-by-mail ballots after voting already concluded. The state’s party instructed workers and volunteers to reach out to the voters who submitted mail ballots with signature issues and requested that they resolve the discrepancies, reported The Naples Daily News. The instructions came after Election Day already passed, making the effort a violation of Florida’s election rules. The Democratic Party sent modified “cure affidavit” forms showing a deadline of Nov. 8, three days beyond the state’s actual deadline. The altered forms were distributed in multiple Florida counties including...
  • Abortion Activists Call White Governor Racist Because He’s Upset Black Babies Are Aborted

    11/15/2018 7:21:42 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | November 15, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Abortion activists are criticizing Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant for being white and caring about unborn black babies who are aborted. On Monday, Bryant held a press conference with National Right to Life President Carol Tobias and U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith where he mourned the loss of so many unborn babies to abortion in the black community. The pro-life governor asked why there is no outrage in the media about “the genocide of 20 million African American children” by the abortion industry, the Jackson Free Press reported earlier this week. “See, in my heart, I am confused about where the outrage...