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  • WA: Did Robber, Wearing gas mask, Shot at, Drop Gun?

    05/30/2015 3:51:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In this story from Vancover, Washington, a man in a gas mask attempts to rob a convenience store.  He has a gun and threatens the clerk.  He gets some money and leaves.   From katu.come: The employee's friend took out his own firearm and followed the suspect outside, police said. The suspect turned around and pointed his gun at the man, who in turn fired several shots at the suspect. Officials aren't sure if the suspect was hit. What is not said in any story that I have read about the incident, is if the gas-masked suspect dropped the...
  • Birth Control and the Church how did we get here ?

    05/30/2015 3:35:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A documentary film series produced in 2013, but one I have only recently viewed, maintains that the modern church’s stand in accepting birth control is contrary to centuries of early church teaching. Birth Control The Movie was directed by Kevin Peeples based on his own personal journey to answer the question: As a Christian, is birth control up to us? Little did he realize that his journey coincided with producers Scott Matthew Dix and Nathan Nicholson. The series consists of two DVD’s: BIRTH CONTROL: How Did We Get Here?, which looks into why there is no fundamental difference between the...
  • Using the King’s Star Chamber to Smackdown Private Property Rights

    05/30/2015 2:44:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | W.R. McAfee
    Control the water, control the land This is the largest, illegal, private property land grab in U.S. history Good EPA “laws” (read: “rules”, “regulations”) are long extinct, but if you had to pick one it would be the 1972 Clean Water Act (CWA) passed by congress four years after the Cuyahoga River in Ohio caught fire (Images for cuyahoga river fire burning—it wasn’t the first time) because of the pollution in it. The Act authorized the clean-up of this kind of mess in America’s navigable lakes, rivers, and streams, and prohibited further dumping of dangerous industrial chemicals, waste, and other...
  • "FATHERLAND" by Nina Bunjevac - CHETNIKS challenge author on depiction of General Mihailovich

    05/30/2015 2:08:49 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: In full disclosure, I have not read this book, FATHERLAND, by Nina Bunjevac. This post is about a challenge to the contents of this book that was first published in 2014, and is now available in several languages. The book includes illustrations by the author who is also a graphic artist. "Fatherland", which tells the tragic story of a Serbian family's struggle after WWII changed their homeland forever, has received a number of favorable reviews that can be found by searching the internet, as can the summary of the contents. The following brief summary is found on Amazon:...
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton's Moral Compass

    05/30/2015 2:03:04 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    May 30, 2015 | vanity
    Does Hillary Rodham Clinton have a moral compass? If so, what informs and guides it? If not, why is the Democratic Party behind her candidacy? Why does the media pretend that they can't ask her the hard questions? Why does the media toss her soft ball questions? What are her qualifications? What are her bedrock beliefs? Why is she running? Who would she put on the Supreme Court? How would she treat our military? Does she have Executive Order Syndrome too? Why is she trying so hard to pretend Bill Clinton is just a fancy hood ornament? Why is Bill...
  • House Bill Would Require Gun Owners To Have Liability Insurance Or Face $10,000 Fine

    05/30/2015 1:49:45 PM PDT · by thomasryan · 65 replies
    govtslaves ^ | 5/30/2015 | Lydia Wheeler
    House Democrat Rep. Carolyn Maloney (N.Y.) has introduced a bill that would require gun owners to carry liability insurance. The Firearm Risk Protection Act, unveiled Friday, would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon, and would impose a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have it. Service members and law enforcement officers, however, would be exempt from the requirement.
  • Pat Dollard Gets Final Statement From PHX Mosque Rally Organizer Before He Goes Into Hiding

    05/30/2015 1:49:27 PM PDT · by AlbertRoss · 21 replies
    PatDollard.com ^ | 05/30/2015 | Pat Dollard
    I was at the Phoenix mosque rally briefly last night and caught sight of its organizer, retired Marine Jon Ritzheimer. He was sweating, exhausted and removing his body armor outside of the vehicle he was in a hurry to get into to leave. I introduced myself. As we started talking, we both quickly realied that we had been in Ramadi with the same unit (me as an embedded filmmaker) at about the same time, which is to say, both of us have been in the streets battling Al Qaeda/ISIS jihadis long before doing a civil version of it this night...
  • As a gay atheist, I want to see the church oppose same-sex marriage

    05/30/2015 1:13:28 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 37 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 5-27-15 | Matthew Parris
    Is there nobody of any intellectual stature left in our English church, or the Roman church, to frame the argument against same-sex marriage? I see. So now we have the result of the Irish referendum on gay marriage, and now we’ve heard the Roman Catholic Church’s chastened response, we shall have to rewrite Exodus 32, which (you may remember) reports Moses’ (and God’s) furious reaction to the nude dancing and heretical worship of Moloch in the form of a golden calf: the Sin of the Calf in the Hebrew literature. Moses had come down from Mount Sinai bringing God’s commandments...
  • Al Sharpton delivers 'justice revival' in wake of Cleveland officer's acquittal

    05/30/2015 11:01:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Guardian and Observer ^ | May 30, 2015 | Michelle Dean
    Activist calls for widespread reform as community reels from verdict that acquitted Michael Brelo for firing 49 shots at two people in car chase.When Al Sharpton got up to speak at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland on Friday night, he was given a standing ovation. At what was billed as a “justice and reform revival”, attendees, mostly congregants of the church itself, had been primed by several hymns and scriptural invocations. Their pastor, reverend Jawanza Colvin, introduced the civil rights campaigner as “one of God’s trombones”. Sharpton proceeded to deliver a barn-burning speech that had the assembled on...
  • Court Strikes Down Idaho Abortion Limitation [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 10:41:54 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 May 2015 | John Semmens
    An Idaho statute banning abortions after the fetus reaches 20 weeks of age was struck down by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals as “an undue burden on a parent’s ability to get an abortion.” “The assertion that 20 weeks is the age at which the fetus is capable of feeling pain cannot be permitted to outweigh the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision that a woman’s access to abortion is a fundamental right that cannot be abridged by state action,” wrote Judge Harry Pregerson for the three-judge panel hearing the case. “First of all, a fetus is not...
  • TX: Knife Preemption to Governor Abbott, Decriminalizatin of Knives "double-crossed" by Whitmire

    05/30/2015 10:34:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Good and bad news for Texas knife law reform.  The good news is that HB 905 is headed to Governor Abbott's desk.  If only one knife reform bill is to pass this session, this is the preferred one.   The bad news is that knife decriminalization seems to have been killed. From texasguntalk.com: In a spot of good news, HB 905 (knife preemption) is on its way to Governor Abbott. Unfortunately, HB 3884 (decriminalization of "illegal" knives) was killed after Senator Whitmire double-crossed us. He agreed to sponsor HB 3884 and hear it in his committee, in order to get...
  • Jeb Bush and the Briar Patch

    05/30/2015 10:30:31 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/30/15 | Ed Wood
    Jeb Bush is everywhere. Jeb Bush is in New Hampshire. Jeb Bush is in South Carolina. Jeb Bush has lost weight. Jeb Bush speaks Spanish. Jeb Bush has raised $millions for his war chest. Jeb Bush leads in the Real Clear Politics poll. Jeb makes the news where he doesn’t even plan to show up, like Iowa’s Straw Poll. No doubt that he is the Democrat-media favorite. Why? Because a “moderate” Republican candidate is not electable — and they know it! Can you say Bob Dole, or John McCain, or Mitt Romney? The last thing in the world the Hillary...
  • Church youth minister, pastor’s wife works at abortion clinic

    05/30/2015 9:54:59 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | March 2, 2015 | saynsumthn
    Callie Chatman’s linkedin page says that she is a License, Ordained Minister New Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama. Callie’s bio also states that she worked as a Youth Minister and Adult Sunday School Teacher and she assists the pastor in any means necessary. Oddly, it also says she works at Reproducted Health, an abortion clinic in Alabama. According to a pro-life activist who side walk counsels outside an abortion clinic in Montgomery, Callie Chatman works for Reproductive Health Services abortion clinic in Montgomery. A video uploaded by pro-life activist David Day, allegedly shows that Callie’s husband, Pastor Louis Chatman...
  • Iran's School Textbooks -- can Congress afford to ignore it?

    05/30/2015 9:49:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Yoram Ettinger
    Regimes -- especially those guided by apocalyptic, violently intolerant, supremacist, megalomaniacal, non-compliant, deceitful, hate-education vision - intensify chaos, fueling nuclear war Iranian school textbooks, such as The Qur’an and Life (Grade 12, p. 125) prepare Iranian children for the Ayatollahs’ sublime goal: the apocalyptic, horrifying, millenarian, military battle against the USA and other “arrogant oppressors of the world,” which are ostensibly led by “idolatrous devils.” While the “savior”—the infallible, immortal, divinely ordained and eventual global leader, the Mahdi—has not surfaced yet, Iranian children are taught that the battle is already raging throughout the world, awaiting their sacrifice. School textbooks of...
  • Hillary's media coverage as poor as her southern accent

    05/30/2015 9:47:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Bill Clinton and his phony, scandal tarred wife should be not allowed anywhere near the White House The media should be having a field day with presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. For her entire political life, Hillary Clinton’s name has been synonymous with scandal. From cattle futures to the Rose Law Firm to the White Travel Office, Hillary Clinton was never far from the scandals that plagued her husband’s presidency. Her tenure as Secretary of State did not include any significant accomplishments, but was marred by her inexcusable handling of the Benghazi terrorist attack. While serving as our nation’s top diplomat,...
  • A Virtuous Society

    05/30/2015 9:45:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/30/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    When a society abandons these virtues, the people become corrupt, and unwilling to abide by the rule of law. A viciousness blankets the people, which leads to violence and lawlessness Benjamin Franklin emphasized that without virtue, free societies could not properly function. He said, “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.” With freedom comes responsibility. The responsible society is one that is virtuous. A man with virtue is a man that possesses “sacred honor.” It is for the sake of a free society that men must deny...
  • Woman says mother who works at abortion clinic “knows Jesus”

    05/30/2015 9:17:35 AM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 26, 2015 | saynsumthn
    A woman whose mom works at FPA abortion clinic told a pro-lifer that she believes that her mom knows Jesus. The conversation shows how watered down the Gospel of Jesus Christ which commands us to “take up our cross and follow Him daily” has become to some people who do not read it in the fear of God. In the video the driver is asked by the pro-lifer, “Do you know Jesus?” “I know Jesus,” she replies. “And, your mamma works at an abortion clinic,” she is asked. VIDEO ON LINK And here is her answer: “You know what, its...
  • Planned Parenthood tells teens to bring condoms to prom

    05/30/2015 9:04:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    saynsumthn's blog ^ | May 27, 2015 | saynsumthn
    So, you are sending your teen off to the prom. You went shopping…bought that perfect outfit. You paid to get their hair and nails done, maybe rented a car, she has her date – you snap a picture … and … Oh… Wait a minute…. As your teen exits you ask them,”Do you have a condom?” Uh – NO!!!! But, the largest chain of abortion clinics and raunchy sex-advise does: IMAGE ON LINK You can’t make this stuff up.
  • Rules of Engagement. Obama and Other Liberals Love Terrorists

    05/30/2015 8:30:02 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | May 30, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    History repeating itself. U.S. military pilots flying combat missions against the Islamic State are frustrated over Obama’s pro-Muslim/terrorist rules of engagement. Team Obama has resurrected President Johnson’s micromanagement war policy that doesn’t allow pilots or front line commanders to make tactical decisions to kill terrorists where they live. The Pentagon bureaucracy, being in lockstep with the White House, are too damn dependent on receiving aged intelligence from drones and ignoring the folks on the front line. Perfumed Princes fighting a war from office chairs is a sure fire way to lose as they are giving the enemy all the time...
  • Dunham, Duggar, Hastert: A Tale of the Left's Twisted Morality

    05/30/2015 7:12:11 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 13 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Steve Berman
    Aesop couldn’t have told this fable better.  Three sex scandals, and three different responses.  The Left celebrates admitted sexual abuse for their own, ravages those who honestly approach the subject, and withholds judgment for those who cover it up. The profane, progressive and feminist actress Lena Dunham molested her one-year-old sister when she was seven.  Dunham admitted, even praised this act, calling it “sexual exploration.”  When they were older, she also paid her sister with candles for “prolonged kisses on the lips” and masturbated in bed next to her when Dunham was 17 and her sister was just 11 years old....
  • UK Police Tell Subjects Not to Harm Their Attackers, Get a Rape Alarm

    05/30/2015 6:40:19 AM PDT · by PROCON · 57 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 29, 2015
    The latest dispatch from the United Kingdom’s ongoing campaign to eliminate all forms of armed self-defense seems too incredible to be true. Unfortunately, after tracking down the origin of a publicly distributed statement regarding self-defense products on the country’s “Ask the Police” website, we can confirm that British subjects continue to live at the mercy of their potential attackers. Even to the point of baffling absurdity. The statement appears in the Frequently Asked Questions section of www.askthe.police.uk – a site that is operated by the Police National Legal Database. Information provided by the PNLD and its site are used by...
  • Why the Brown family will win the lawsuit against Ferguson

    05/30/2015 6:01:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Baltimore Post-Examiner ^ | May 30, 2015 | Doug Poppas
    On April 23 of this year Michael Brown’s family filed a lawsuit against the City of Ferguson for the wrongful death of their son, Michael Brown Jr. This civil case may not be just another frivolous attempt to gain media attention as is the case with many civil actions these days. I believe this case has a solid foundation and may bring to light some very serious questions concerning the death of Michael Brown at the hands of Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson. Was implicit bias a factor in Brown’s death? Implicit bias can affect people’s decisions and their behavior...
  • Is the Supreme Court Going to Chip Away at Heller?

    05/30/2015 5:57:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court has been doing a very peculiar dance around an appeal from the Ninth Circuit.   The appeal is about a preliminary injunction in the case Jackson v.  San Francisco, on two regulations.   One requires that  (1) "the handgun is stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock that has been approved by the California Department of Justice," or (2) "[t]he handgun is carried on the person of an individual over the age of 18. The second regulation bans the sale of expanding ammunition.  As Heller explicitly noted, as explained in the opinion: In Heller,...
  • Failure To Thrive

    05/30/2015 5:35:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Unprecedented! The U.S. economy has failed to thrive under Big GuyÂ’s careful care and tending. First Quarter growth, originally reported to have at the robust pace of 0.2% in the first quarter, actually {{{horrors!}}} shrunk by 0.7%. That was far worse than the agencyÂ’s initial estimate that showed 0.2% growth, marking an abrupt reversal from the prior nine months when growth surged and the economy appeared on the verge of a long-delayed breakout.Long-delayed indeed: the recovery we've HOPEd for has been lurking around the corner for 6 years now. Yes, thereÂ’s light at the end of the tunnel, letÂ’s hope...
  • Sultan Knish Blog Greenfield: Pro-Crime Policies Work

    05/30/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, May 29, 2015 Pro-Crime Policies Work Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Despite a generation in which radical anti-crime policies such as enforcing the law and locking up criminals slashed murder rates, there’s still plenty of debate over whether anti-crime policies work. But no one can argue over whether pro-crime policies work. 108 people were shot in New York, Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Many of the casualties were saved from that terrible “school-to-prison pipeline” that bedevils promising young crack dealers and instead went straight to the morgue. 56 people were shot in Chicago including...
  • More than 20% of Americans Receive Welfare [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 1:32:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2015 | John Semmens
    According to the latest Census Bureau data, 21.3% of those living in America are receiving welfare benefits. This includes more than 41% of Blacks, more than 36% of Hispanics, more than 17% of Asians and more than 13% of whites. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell called it "a good start on the President's transformative agenda. Ideally, all output would be put into a common pot and doled out to individuals and families based on need. The notion that a person should be self-supporting is archaic. In another generation it will be completely replaced by an appreciation for the...
  • USWNT Looks For Perfect Send Off To World Cup

    05/30/2015 12:11:46 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 14 replies
    vavel.com ^ | May 30, 2015 | Emily Helle USWNT Specialist
    The United States Women’s National Team looks to wrap up their Send-Off series with a perfect record as they take the field at 4:30p.m ET on May 30th against Korea Republic. ... Next the United States will travel to Winnipeg, Canada to prepare for FIFA Women’s World Cup group play. The USWNT opens the tournament in Group D, titled the Group of Death, on June 8th against Australia followed by Sweden on June 12th and Nigeria in Vancouver on June 16th.
  • Greenfield: Pro-Crime Policies Work

    05/29/2015 6:14:41 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 3 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, May 29, 2015 Pro-Crime Policies Work Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Despite a generation in which radical anti-crime policies such as enforcing the law and locking up criminals slashed murder rates, there’s still plenty of debate over whether anti-crime policies work. But no one can argue over whether pro-crime policies work. 108 people were shot in New York, Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Many of the casualties were saved from that terrible “school-to-prison pipeline” that bedevils promising young crack dealers and instead went straight to the morgue. 56 people were shot in Chicago including...
  • More From Feminist Tumblr

    05/29/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Autumn is a 24-year-old cisgender queer Muslim, who posted this: “Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out.”To which spyderqueen (“mental health stuff, feminist rantings”) added: “One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.”That comment got more than 300,000 likes and reblogs in nine months. This is what feminism is really about: The promotion of completely irrational (but politically useful) fear. My advice to “white boys” is: Always travel in large groups and be aggressively loud, because it makes feminists freak out....
  • What's the Basis for Disbelief that there is a Human Nature?

    05/29/2015 5:08:28 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 11 replies
    Freep | 5/29/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    What if I decided I'm tired of paying $3.50 a gallon for gas, I'm just going to fill up with the garden hose? I'm perfectly free to do that, but somehow the car's designer might not think that's such a great idea. How do we decide if there is a plan on which we're based? Disbelief in a human nature is usually accompanied by belief that we can alter our wiring just by pretending or believing that it's so. What a poor god I am, with the world in such a mess, it must just be my fault for not...
  • J.P. Morgan Chase expected to lay off more than 5,000 by next year

    05/29/2015 4:52:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | May 28, 2015 | Emily Glazer
    J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has begun layoffs that are expected to total more than 5,000 by next year, people familiar with the matter said. This latest phase of cuts started earlier this year and would eliminate at least 2% of the bank’s JPM, workforce over the next year. The moves come as the nation’s largest bank overhauls its 5,570 branches to rely more on technology and less on human tellers. Chairman and Chief Executive James Dimon said Wednesday that the average J.P. Morgan Chase branch would lose one employee over the next two years, mostly through attrition....
  • Langermann's files for bankruptcy after Baltimore riots put its finances over the edge

    05/29/2015 4:41:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Baltimore Business Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | Sarah Meehan
    Langermann’s of Baltimore LLC has filed for bankruptcy after the recent unrest in Baltimore knocked the restaurant’s finances too far out of balance. The Canton restaurant, which opened in the Can Company building in 2009, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on May 20 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland. The restaurant is open and the owner says he has no plans to close it. Dave McGill, a partner in Langermann’s, said the restaurant had struggled with cash flow problems, but the protests, riots and curfew following the death of Freddie Gray exacerbated those issues. The restaurant owes...
  • The GOP’s lunatic center

    05/29/2015 3:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist
    The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks have offered two striking examples of how dependent the Party’s base and elected officials have become on spouting and trying to enact as legislation their own worst impulses. One involves the American military’s three-month-long Jade Helm 15 combat-training exercises that will get underway in July and spread over various sparsely populated...
  • Well used Colt Officer's Model has been passed down the line

    05/29/2015 3:14:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My father had a Colt officers model .38 for many years.  I first remember it being in the house about 1960 or so, but he likely had it well before that.  I recall shooting it as a child, and thinking that it was powerful, and loud.  My brother was given the pistol; I did not feel slighted, as there were plenty of guns to go around.  One of the interactions that I had with the old Colt was when it was impounded when my brother got into some legal difficulties. The Colt was sent to the Crime Lab in...
  • Snapshot of the Oldest Light in the Universe --"Reveals Clues to Its Origin"

    05/29/2015 3:11:48 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff
    Astrophysicists have developed a new method for calculating the effect of Rayleigh scattering on photons, potentially allowing researchers to better understand the formation of the Universe. The CMB is the oldest light in the universe, which originated when electrons combined with protons to form the first atoms. These primordial atoms were also the first to Rayleigh scatter light. UBC theoretical cosmology graduate student Elham Alipour, UBC physicist Kris Sigurdson and Ohio State University astrophysicist Christopher Hirata probed the effect of Rayleigh scattering -- the process that makes the sky appear blue when the Sun's photons are scattered by molecules...
  • Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

    05/29/2015 2:32:28 PM PDT · by lbryce · 77 replies
    Science ^ | Edward Belbruno
    Who hasn't looked up at the star-studded night sky and wondered, "Where did everything come from?" There are many ways to address this question. It was Edwin Hubble whose telescopic observations of galaxies in 1929 led to the major discovery that the universe is expanding, and that the rate of expansion is proportional to how far the galaxies are from one another. The farther apart they are, they faster they are going. This result implies there was a time about 13.75 billion years ago when the universe began in an event we now call the Big Bang. The evidence suggests...
  • America's "Gay" Mooselim Astronaut

    05/29/2015 2:09:07 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 11 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | May 29, 2015 | Self
  • Prevailing Wage Repeal is Sound Policy

    05/29/2015 1:55:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/27/2015 | Michael LaFaive
    For two decades the Mackinac Center for Public Policy has recommended repealing the state’s prevailing wage law. It is an expensive mandate that artificially raises the cost of state-funded construction projects. Bills to make prevailing wage an artifact of history have been adopted by the state Senate. Mackinac Center research suggests repeal will eventually free up money for more road, school and other government construction projects. It's an example of how not all reforms that impact the budget are actually "cuts." State prevailing wage laws mandate that construction projects funded by the state pay fabricated union scale wages. Our 2007...
  • Common Core Timeline – Who, When, Why, How (shortened)

    05/29/2015 1:15:27 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Maggies Notebook ^ | Mar 30, 2014 | Maggie
    Common Core has many players in the background that most of us are not aware of. This has been a long-time coming, and a hard-sell for a vast cast of Progressives, but sell it they did, and eventually it received the clueless support of state Governors and departments of Education who thought Race-to-the-Top bribes would shore up state education coffers. Surely, no one would teach that the Boston Tea Party was a terrorist action or that Allah is “God,” or that Shariah law provides for the poor and has an exceptional code of moral conduct. Who would believe that could happen in America, but...
  • RESURRECTING THE MIHAHILOVICH MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. INITIATIVE!

    05/29/2015 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. Aleksandra's Note: It's now 40 years since a group of American Airmen rescued by General Mihailovich in WWII along with Serbian patriotic organizations in the Diaspora initiated the effort to get a monument to General Draza Mihailovich erected on the grounds of Washington, D.C. at their own personal expense. From the time the effort was initiated in 1975, progress was made, then setbacks had to be dealt with. Now in 2015, many of the American airmen are gone, but their dream does not have to die with them. A lot has...
  • Feds to Michigan: End Anti-Competition 'Tesla Ban'

    05/29/2015 10:49:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jack Spencer
    Michigan law is tilted so much in favor of traditional auto dealers that the staff of the Federal Trade Commission considers it anti-competitive, and has now said so in writing. Earlier this year, Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, introduced Senate Bill 268, which would slightly dent a state-imposed prohibition against direct-to-consumer sales of motor vehicles by allowing autocycle manufacturers to sell new vehicles directly to consumers. Seeking input on the measure, Booher contacted the FTC and asked for comment. In response, the staff of the FTC’s Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Competition, and Bureau of Economics, said that Senate Bill...
  • Conservatives Are The Counterculture

    05/29/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/29/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • Vanity: Replacing our God-given rights with godless rights

    05/29/2015 10:35:41 AM PDT · by MeganC · 10 replies
    Me! ^ | 5/29/2015 | Megan C.
    The thought occurred to me last night that the left is hard at work replacing our God-given rights with godless rights. Think about the rights our Christian Founding Fathers enumerated and how those rights were assumed to have existed long before the advent of government and kings. We have the rights to speak freely, to defend ourselves even from our own government, we have the right to own property, we have the right to say who can be on our property, we have the right to travel without having to explain to anyone else what we're doing, and etc. The...
  • Wife of Judge in Sheriff Arpaio Case Allegedly Claimed Her Husband Is Out to Get the Sheriff

    05/29/2015 10:15:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 2 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On May 22, attorneys Michele M. Iafrate and A. Melvin McDonald filed a Motion for Recusal and Disqualification of District Court Judge G. Murray Snow because of revelations allegedly made by Snow’s wife regarding his apparent disdain toward Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his wishes to drive the sheriff from office. Those revelations came to light in an August 2013 conversation between Mrs. Snow and her childhood friend Karen Grissom. In that conversation, Mrs. Snow allegedly said her husband “hates” Sheriff Arpaio and “will do anything to get [him] out of office.” If true, such emotions and desires on the part...
  • Gay, lesbian Air Force Academy graduates mark a first in 2015

    05/29/2015 10:06:26 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 47 replies
    The Gazette ^ | May 29, 2015
    The Air Force Academy class of 2015 is the first to come through four years at the academy with the open acceptance of gays and lesbians in the ranks. Tricia Heller, a 1987 graduate, and Tara Sweeney, a '95 grad, attended the ceremony to support Lydia Hill of Boston. Heller and Sweeney helped found Spectrum, the Air Force Academy gay and lesbian support group, of which Hill was one of the first members. "We all served under 'don't ask, don't tell,' so it was important for all of us to be able to be open about who we are," said...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • Obama Knew He Was Trading Taliban Terrorists For Traitor

    05/29/2015 9:53:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just as President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that the attack on our diplomatic mission there was a preplanned terrorist attack, it has now become known that President Obama knew in real time that Bowe Bergdahl in fact was a deserter who abandoned his post in the Afghanistan war zone. Bergdahl walked away from his comrades and his military responsibilities in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at an outpost in Southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. And his fellow soldiers knew at the time...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 184 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • How does a society that values rel liberty handle Islamic supremacism? Former fed prosecutor answers

    05/29/2015 9:12:32 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 8 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-05-29 | Benjamin Weingarten
    But the important thing from our perspective is it’s like every other political ideology that competes and has animus towards the west. And we have to see ourselves as in competition with it and needing to defeat it, rather than trying to figure out how we can accommodate it under the auspices of our commitment to religious liberty, because overwhelmingly it’s not a religious doctrine. The political element of it is overwhelmingly a totalitarian political doctrine. And we shouldn’t, just because it has a few religious elements to it, lose sight of the bigger picture.
  • A Look At Kratom–Fear mongering and regulatory zeal to beat the band

    05/29/2015 8:48:38 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to Google Trends, interest in the search term “Kratom” has increased sharply from 2011—by a factor of three. Insider blogs note that it trends higher than many other supplements. What’s more, vastly conflicting descriptions of its benefits and side effects are all over the Web, along with troubling reports of adulterated versions of the substance being sold online. Not surprisingly, eager beaver regulators have jumped into the fray. But what, exactly, is Kratom? Formally known as Mitragyna speciosa, it is a tree that grows from 3-20 meters (10-66 ft) tall, native to Southeast Asia. The plant is a member...