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  • Thousands of People Line the Streets in Over 1600 Cities to Tell Americans “Abortion Kills Children”

    10/07/2019 2:01:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 7, 2019 | Micaiah Bilger
    Thousands of pro-lifers stood outside in all kinds of weather Sunday to pray for unborn babies and their mothers. People gathered in about 1,600 communities in the United States and Canada for the annual Life Chain, according to organizers. The event brings pro-lifers together in their local communities to pray for an end to abortion and peacefully witness to the truth about life in the womb. In West Reading, Pennsylvania, about 75 people stood on the sidewalks in the rain, holding signs encouraging mothers to choose life, the Reading Eagle reports. “We got rained on quite well but people stayed...
  • Planned Parenthood has been building a secret "mega-clinic" in the Metro East (Abortion)

    10/02/2019 11:24:51 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    KMOV4 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Kate Smith / CBS News
    (CBS News/ KMOV) -- After over a year of secret construction, Planned Parenthood announced its newest abortion facility on Wednesday: an 18,000-square-foot mega-clinic in Fairview Heights. The new location is just 13 miles away from Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic, a facility in St. Louis fighting to keep its license. Since August 2018, Planned Parenthood has used a shell company to construct the facility, leaving no public trace that the former medical office would become one of the largest abortion clinics in the country. CBS News first visited the site in August, while it was still being built. Colleen McNicholas,...
  • Scientists are sprinkling millions of tiny glass beads on glaciers (snip)

    09/26/2019 1:55:21 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 126 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 09/26/2019 | JAMES PERO
    A newly devised type of silica bead could help save melting glaciers from the onslaught of climate change, scientists say. The innovative new approach, developed by a company called Ice911, employs minuscule beads of 'glass' which are spread across the surface layer of glaciers. There they help to reflect light beating down on them and slow what has become a tremendous pace of melt throughout the last several years. 'I just asked myself a very simple question: Is there a safe material that could help replace that lost reflectivity?' Found of Ice911, Leslie Field, told Mother Jones. What they landed...
  • ‘Pastafarian’ pastor leads opening prayer before Alaska government meeting

    09/19/2019 2:12:22 PM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09/19/2019 | Bradford Betz
    A “Pastafarian” pastor on Tuesday gave an opening prayer on behalf of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster before a local government meeting in Alaska while wearing a colander on his head. Barrett Fletcher, the pastor, noted the duties performed by the members of the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly in his message, adding a few of them "seem to feel they can't do the work without being overseen by a higher authority.” "So, I'm called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, the drunken tolerator (sic) of the all lesser and more recent gods,...
  • Trump administration takes key step to open Alaskan wildlife refuge to drilling by end of year

    09/12/2019 2:48:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 12, 2019 | Miranda Green
    The Trump administration announced a key step toward opening Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas exploration Thursday, rolling out a plan that would see lease sales occur by the end of the year. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its finalized Environmental Impact Statement, which favors the option to offer lease sales across 1.56 million acres of Alaska’s coastal plains. “After rigorous review, robust public comment, and a consideration of a range of alternatives, today’s announcement is a big step to carry out the clear mandate we received from Congress to develop and implement a...
  • Supreme Court allows Trump asylum restrictions to take effect, ending 9th Circuit injunctions

    09/11/2019 5:20:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept. 11, 2019 | Gregg Re, Bill Mears
    n a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction. But the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within...
  • House approves two bills to block Trump drilling

    09/11/2019 11:07:17 PM PDT · by robowombat · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/11/19 05:33 PM EDT | REBECCA BEITSCH
    House approves two bills to block Trump drilling BY REBECCA BEITSCH - 09/11/19 05:33 PM EDT The House on Wednesday approved two bills that offer sweeping protections to the nation’s coastlines, permanently blocking offshore drilling on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts and part of the Gulf of Mexico. Another vote on legislation to block drilling in the Atlantic is set for Thursday as House Democrats seek to advance their environmental agenda. “We’re striking back this week against the Trump administration and their agenda to drill everywhere, every time, with no exception," House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said...
  • NBC Announces New ‘Climate Unit’ and ‘Climate in Crisis’ Series

    09/09/2019 10:51:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 9/9/2019 | Kyle Drennen
    Ahead of MSNBC’s climate change forum with several 2020 Democratic candidates on September 19 and 20, on Monday, NBC News announced it will be creating a new “climate unit” of reporters devoted to pushing the liberal environmental agenda and even launch a Climate in Crisis series in the days leading up to the presidential campaign event. “NBC News creating a new climate unit to cover the most important issues that affect our environment,” weatherman Al Roker announced on NBC’s Today show. He continued to tout: “We’re gonna kick things off next week with a special network-wide series....Be sure to look...
  • Alaska reaches settlement in case brought by Muslim inmates

    09/09/2019 5:38:11 PM PDT · by PROCON · 37 replies
    AP ^ | Sept. 6, 2019 | BECKY BOHRER
    The Alaska Department of Corrections has agreed to policy changes to accommodate Muslim inmates who wish to practice their religion, settling a lawsuit brought last year. A federal judge Friday signed the agreement in a case brought on behalf of two Muslim inmates by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which argued that meals provided to the men during the holy month of Ramadan did not meet caloric standards under federal health guidelines. They also said the meals were cold when others received hot meals and sometimes contained pork at odds with their faith.
  • Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings

    08/06/2019 1:24:45 PM PDT · by libstripper · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug. 6, 20129 | Jonathan Stermpel
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court [the Second Circuit Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over New York] revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords.
  • BREAKING: Sarah Palin's Husband [Todd] Files For Divorce

    09/09/2019 1:22:28 PM PDT · by LUV W · 107 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 9, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    Anchorage Daily News reports that Todd Palin, the husband of former Alaska governor and GOP vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, has filed for divorce. In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.”
  • Todd Palin files for divorce from former Alaska governor Sarah Palin

    09/09/2019 1:08:25 PM PDT · by bigdaddy45 · 262 replies
    Todd Palin appears to have filed for divorce from former Alaska governor and one-time vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, his wife of 31 years. In a document filed Friday in Anchorage Superior Court, Todd Palin, 55, asked to dissolve the marriage, citing an “incompatibility of temperament between the parties such that they find it impossible to live together as husband and wife.” The divorce filing uses initials rather than full names, but identifies the couple’s marriage date and the birth date of their only child who is a minor, Trig Palin. The filing asks for joint legal custody of the child.
  • Alaska village gives suspected drug dealer the boot with a one-way plane ticket out of town

    09/04/2019 5:11:40 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 12 replies
    e Anchorage Daily News ^ | Alex DeMarban
    A crowd of about 40 protesters fed up with illegal drug use in their Alaska village gathered along the Galena airport runway on Wednesday and presented a choice to a suspected methamphetamine dealer who had just landed, residents said... A village resident chosen as a spokesperson climbed aboard and discreetly delivered the message: Stay in the village and have every move scrutinized. Or, leave town and we’ll cover your ticket home. The woman chose option two, and never left the plane. It marked a victory for an Interior village trying to keep out drugs, but with few options for doing...
  • Walmart to end most ammo sales

    09/03/2019 10:49:23 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 120 replies
    Fox news ^ | 9/3/2019 | Fox
    Walmart is set to end sales of handguns in Alaska and will discontinue the sale of short-barrel rifle and handgun ammunition in stores nationwide, the super chain's president and CEO announced Tuesday afternoon.
  • Villagers pay airfare in effort to keep out drugs

    09/02/2019 11:49:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 25 replies
    kiny ^ | Sept. 2, 2019 | AP
    Residents of Galena purchased a one-way airplane ticket for a woman believed to be dealing drugs as a way of fighting the spread of narcotics there, a report said. About 40 residents gathered at the airport last week and sent a representative to an arriving plane to tell a woman they believed to be a methamphetamine dealer that they would pay her $210 airfare to leave, The Anchorage Daily News reported Saturday. The woman chose to remain on the plane and take a departing flight after being told she would be closely watched if she remained. Drug dealers are known...
  • ‘I don’t know why you’re freaking out,’ a 911 dispatcher told a woman minutes before she drowned

    09/01/2019 8:22:47 PM PDT · by rintintin · 69 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Aug 31 2019 | Hannah Knowles
    Time was running out for Debra Stevens. But the 911 dispatcher didn’t seem concerned. “Somebody save me!” Stevens screamed as the water level crept up inside her car, which was stranded in floodwater. “I don’t know why you’re freaking out,” the dispatcher, Donna Reneau, responded. “I’m going to die,” Stevens cried later. “Yeah, I know,” Reneau said. Stevens did die, but only after the dispatcher told the Fort Smith, Ark., woman to “shut up,” chastised her for worrying that the phone call would cut off and berated her for driving into water — water the frantic flood victim swore she...
  • Exclusive—Sarah Palin: Trump Can See Greenland from His House

    08/22/2019 7:30:28 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Aug 2019 | Sarah Palin
    The President of the United States wants to buy an icy northern territory from a foreign country. Critics hate the idea and mock it as absurd and wasteful. But the President makes the deal, and the purchase proves to be one of the most brilliant geopolitical deals in history—a huge boon to American strength and prosperity. Am I describing the 45th President’s effort to buy Greenland from Denmark? Nope, I’m describing the 17th President’s successful effort to buy Alaska from Russia in 1867. It was one of the best bargains America ever struck. If President Trump can pull off another...
  • Greenland, the new U.S. Alaska? U.S. has been interested in acquiring this real estate for years

    08/16/2019 7:04:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/16/2019 | By Tiberiu Dianu
    Greenland, with a population of only 56,000 inhabitants, is the world’s largest island and an autonomous territory of the Kingdom of Denmark. In 1985, Greenland left the European Economic Community (EEC) upon achieving self-rule, as it did not agree with the EEC’s commercial fishing regulations. In 2009, the territory gained self-rule with provisions for assuming responsibility for self-government of judicial affairs, policing, and natural resources. Denmark maintains control of foreign affairs and defense matters. Denmark upholds the annual bloc grant of 3.2 billion Danish kroner, but as Greenland begins to collect revenues from its natural resources, the grant will gradually be...
  • EPA dropped salmon protection after Trump met with Alaska governor

    08/09/2019 9:30:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 9, 2019 | Scott Bronstein, Curt Devine, Drew Griffin and Ashley Hackett
    The Environmental Protection Agency told staff scientists that it was no longer opposing a controversial Alaska mining project that could devastate one of the world's most valuable wild salmon fisheries just one day after President Trump met with Alaska's governor, CNN has learned. The EPA publicly announced the reversal July 30, but EPA staff sources tell CNN that they were informed of the decision a month earlier, during a hastily arranged video conference after Trump's meeting with Gov. Mike Dunleavy. The governor, a supporter of the project, emerged from that meeting saying the president assured him that he's "doing everything...
  • Court reinstates Sarah Palin suit against New York Times

    08/06/2019 1:46:07 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 30 replies
    KTVA ^ | 6 August 2019 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) - An appeals court has revived a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin brought against The New York Times. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals restored the lawsuit on Tuesday, saying Palin must be allowed to collect evidence to support her claims. Still, it said Palin's burden of proof was high to show the Times acted with actual malice when it published an editorial titled "America's Lethal Politics" in 2017. The onetime Republican vice presidential nominee sued over the editorial published after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers in Virginia, wounding U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise.