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  • America's Soft Police State

    04/26/2015 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Today Americans live in a soft police state. We may not sense its severity and doom like runaway slaves or Anne Frank, but the freedoms of the greatest number of Americans have never been more threatened and violated institutionally -- both openly and secretively -- by our own government. The Fourth Amendment, which is the law limiting government power to search and seize our persons and most private property, has been gutted by executive and administrative actions, Congress, and the courts -- the very bodies that were supposed to enforce it on government. This American Bill of Right is based...
  • Schlafly warns America 'may be at a breaking point already'

    04/25/2015 11:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 26, 2015
    Expected surge of immigrants to push U.S. to 'European model of state control'Only eight short years from now, immigrants will make up a record-high 14.8 percent of the total U.S. population, and longtime conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly views the rising tide of newcomers as a purposeful attack on the country. By the nation’s own president. “It’s deliberate,” Schlafly told WND in an interview. “It’s not any accident. It’s because Obama and his friends are letting all these people in who don’t want to be Americans, who don’t want to speak English.” The Census Bureau projected last month that the U.S....
  • "One Name, One Flock, One Shepherd" (Sermon, Fourth Sunday of Easter; Acts 4:1-12, John 10:11-18)

    04/25/2015 10:44:09 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 26, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “One Name, One Flock, One Shepherd” (Acts 4:1-12; John 10:11-18)Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” the day in the church year every year when the propers--that is, the various parts of the service--revolve around Jesus as our Good Shepherd. The Holy Gospel is always a portion of John 10, in which Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd. The Psalm is always the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd.” The Hymn of the Day, which we just sang, is “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.” And so on. This theme of the...
  • ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

    04/25/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Good News Network ^ | March 22, 2015 | Staff
    A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting. For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. 30 years ago, Singh went to the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan with the aim of setting up health clinics. He was told by villagers, however, that their greatest...
  • Why Are Two Wealthy Gay Men Hosting a Benefit for Ted Cruz? Israel.

    04/25/2015 9:34:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | April 26, 2015 | Jay Michaelson
    The LGBT community is threatening boycotts and canceling benefits. The hidden reason is the GOP’s Israel strategy.If you’ve ever been to Fire Island Pines, one of the leading gay utopias on the planet, you know that there isn’t much to do. There’s only one commercial center with a couple of stores, a bar, and a hotel. And yet, in less than 24 hours, over 4,000 people have said they’re going to boycott it. The reason? It’s owned by Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass, the self-described “prominent NYC hotel owners” who recently hosted a “fireside chat” with Republican presidential candidate Ted...
  • Obama Welcomes Anger Translator Luther for Epic WHCD Speech

    04/25/2015 8:22:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | April 25, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    President Barack Obama delivered his seventh speech to the White House Correspondents’ Association Saturday night. After a short montage parodying his interviews with BuzzFeed and YouTube stars, the president launched into his annual stand-up set. “Welcome to the fourth quarter of my presidency,” Obama said, adding that he feels more “loose and relaxed than ever” with less than two years left in office. The president said he doesn’t have a “bucket list,” but does have something that rhymes with that. “Take executive action on immigration? Bucket.” “Being president is never easy,” Obama said. “I still have to fix a broken...
  • Hunt for ancient royal tomb in Mexico takes mercurial twist

    04/25/2015 4:31:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2015 | David Alire Garcia
    A Mexican archeologist hunting for a royal tomb in a deep, dark tunnel beneath a towering pre-Aztec pyramid has made a discovery that may have brought him a step closer: liquid mercury. In the bowels of Teotihuacan, a mysterious ancient city that was once the largest in the Americas, Sergio Gomez this month found "large quantities" of the silvery metal in a chamber at the end of a sacred tunnel sealed for nearly 1,800 years. "It's something that completely surprised us," Gomez said at the entrance to the tunnel below Teotihuacan's Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent, about 30 miles (50...
  • Bruce Jenner, Get Real

    04/25/2015 4:11:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 53 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/25/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Whether he wears high heels or not, Jenner’s still what his Creator made him--a guy. In the ‘60s and ‘70s, spouses wanting to duck out on commitment and responsibility abandoned their marriages on the pretext of going off to “find myself”. With the ‘Me Generation’ coming into its own, and ‘free love’ in abundant supply, what could possibly go wrong? Life for the Lib-Left tumbled along like tumbling tumbleweeds down the empty streets of America’s western ghost towns over ensuing decades. People got used to knowing that Liberals have not only always justified any and all behavior with bleeding heart...
  • Odyssey of the Mind Team Donations for World Finals

    04/25/2015 2:42:06 PM PDT · by RBW in PA · 1 replies
    Go Fund Me ^ | April 25, 2015 | rbw in pa
    The Dingman Delaware Middle School Problem 5 Odyssey of the Mind Team has won 1st place in the Pennsylvania State Competition. The team could use a few bucks to help them with miscellaneous expenses such as Pins and T-Shirts while they travel to World Finals in Michigan this May. A few bucks here and there will make a big difference for these kids. Thanks, Go Fund MeOdyssey of the Mind
  • New Jersey man denied gun permit for crime he didn’t commit

    04/25/2015 1:47:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Welcome to the Garden State. Just leave your guns at the border, please. Local news outlets are reporting on a court case which has recently come to a close wherein a citizen, identified only as Z.L., had applied for a gun permit in 2013. Keep in mind that this is not a permit to carry… just to be able to purchase and own a gun. He was turned down because the background investigation revealed that he had been arrested on a domestic violence charge fifteen years earlier. But he was aquitted on the charge, so we should be able to...
  • Gaystapo Takes No Prisoners: GoFundMe Torpedoes Sweet Cakes

    04/25/2015 10:59:09 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 29 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 4/25/15 | Steve Berman
    The LGBT-Gestapo adapts rather quickly.  After Memories Pizza raised $842,432 in just a few days, and Arlene’s Flowers raised over $173 thousand on GoFundMe, the Gaystapo couldn’t let Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-shuttered Sweet Cakes by Melissa, use that fundraising platform. A GoFundMe account was established for the Kleins, and raised over $6,000, until the website took it down. The website GoFundMe said in a statement Saturday that it took down the page because the campaign violated the policy against raising money “in defense of formal charges of heinous crimes, including violent, hateful, or sexual acts.” “The...
  • Bear activity closes Huachuca Canyon on fort.

    04/25/2015 10:39:56 AM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Huachuca Canyon, a popular location for hikers, runners and cyclists on Fort Huachcua, has been closed until further notice due to increased bear activity. On Thursday, a bear followed and charged hikers in the canyon and later approached cyclists. That same day, a mountain lion was spotted in the canyon.
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates have just uploaded high quality versions of their music videos to YouTube

    04/25/2015 10:12:37 AM PDT · by grundle · 38 replies
    You can see them at https://www.youtube.com/user/hallandoatesVEVO/videosThese are much better quality than the VHS recordings that many fans have uploaded over the years. It’s not a mistake that they uploaded “Jingle Bell Rock” twice – one version has Daryl singing, and the other one has John.
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...
  • Kerry Blasts Government's Critics for Undermining Prosperity [semi-satire]

    04/25/2015 10:02:00 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Speaking Tuesday at the 45th Annual Washington Conference of the Council of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Obama Administration's critics for undermining the country's economy. "Countries are far more likely to advance economically and socially when citizens have faith in their governments and are able to rely on them for justice and equal treatment under the law," Kerry maintained. "Yet, day-after-day President Obama faces a raft of criticism of his policies from the likes of Senator Cruz, Governor Walker, and others. These criticisms are destroying people's faith in the government." Kerry cited a recent Pew Research...
  • Gay Panic: Jenner, Rubio, Cruz Shock Parochial Mainstream Media

    04/25/2015 10:00:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | April 25, 2015 | John Nolte
    Our bubbled mainstream media got a serious crash-course in reality this week with the revelations that Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio don’t hate gays, and that Bruce Jenner, who is in the process of transitioning into a woman, remains a Christian Republican. During a two-hour interview Friday night, Jenner said to a noticeably puzzled Diane Sawyer, “I’ve always been more on the conservative side.” Still in shock, Sawyer then asked if he’s a Republican. Jenner responded in the affirmative, ”Yeah. Is that a bad thing? I believe in the Constitution.” Jenner also said he was a Christian and not a...
  • Chick-fil-A’s Microaggression Threatens to Melt Campus Snowflakes

    04/25/2015 9:23:20 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 39 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-25-2015 | MOTUS
    Via Pundit Press: Johns Hopkins University has banned Chick-fil-A from its campus saying that the restaurant is a “microaggression” against its students.In an 18-8 vote, the Student Government Association at Johns Hopkins voted not to “support the proposal of a Chick-fil-A, in a current or future sense, particularly on any location that is central to student life.” After all, how can your campus be a safe place if you allow the presence of restaurant whose CEO doesn’t agree with your stance on gay marriage? And besides, all those Chick-fil-A chicken “strips” “nuggets” and “biscuits” – they could serve as “triggers”...
  • USA Today Columnist: Trying to Have Big Lips is Racist

    04/25/2015 9:06:38 AM PDT · by rightistight · 45 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/25/15 | Aurelius
    Writing in USA Today, Alexandra Samuels, USA Today's columnist for their "voices from campus" section, believes that people trying to have big lips are racist. Specifically, Ms. Samuels is referencing the "#KylieJenner Challenge," in which teenagers suck on shot glasses so that their lips are "plump and pouty" like Kylie Jenner's, who is on the reality TV show "Keeping Up With The Kardashians." While Ms. Samuels warns teens that the practice is dangerous, as it has led to bruises and some disfiguration, the main point of Ms. Samuels's piece is that trying to create big lips is racist. The article,...
  • Vietnam Era Déjà vu as College Imbeciles Spit on Vets

    04/25/2015 7:49:07 AM PDT · by darkwing104 · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | April 25, 2015 | Jim Emerson, staff writer
    Twice a year Panama City Beach hosts Warrior Beach Retreat were wounded Warriors for an all-expense-paid vacation. Local businesses cover the expenses of more than a 100 combat-wounded warriors and their spouses or caregivers. During this the time the local community honors the vets to the beach for a time of relaxation and appreciation. Unfortunately, this event during Spring break, young punks from the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity had a Vietnam era liberal flashback and started insulting and spitting on wounded American vets. Warrior Beach Retreat was founded by Linda and Philip Cope in 2009 when their son Joshua lost...
  • OH: Another Concealed Carry Failure, Gun Stolen During Robbery

    04/25/2015 7:04:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Over the past decade, there have been two reports of open carriers being attacked.   In one case, the attacker tried to grab the openly carried pistol; in the other case, the reason for the attack is unknown.  Both attacks failed.  There have been two other reports of open carriers having their firearm stolen.  One of those cases was in an area where an openly carried firearm was required to be unloaded. It is more likely for concealed carriers to be attacked, because the attackers do not know that they are armed.   The vast majority of criminals do not want...
  • The Tangled Clinton Web

    04/25/2015 6:40:27 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 24 April 2015 | iizthatiiz
    For those of you who were unable to watch the FoxNews special last night just as I was, here is but one of several vids posted on YouTube showing the program. Watch and save it before it gets flagged as "hateful" or Right-Wing Conspiracy propaganda or something by the loony libs!
  • SATIRE House Speaker Pleads for Hillary to Turn Over Computer Server SATIRE

    04/25/2015 12:54:36 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    GOP Briefing Room Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 25 April 2015 | John Semmens
    A new slew of allegations has emerged implying that the Clinton Foundation may have accepted bribes in exchange for Hillary to use her Secretary of State status to influence government policy. An example of possible influence peddling was her support for Russia's acquisition of a major stake in American uranium mining. "It looks like she violated the law, and the idea that she was going to use her own server and do official business on it goes against every transparency issue that the President likes to tout," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) observed. "She should turn that server and all...
  • Militant Progressives Message to America: Even Gays Will Be Made To Care

    04/24/2015 9:56:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Townhall ^ | April 25, 2015 | Bryan Pruitt, director, RedState
    If you thought it would end with small town pizza parlors in Indiana and Oregon cake bakers, you would be wrong. The enforcement of militant liberal orthodoxy, having claimed a few scalps from moderate-income Christian business owners, now sets its sights even higher. Our Editor Erick said over two years ago that “You Will Be Made To Care” and most people thought he was speaking just to evangelical Christians. Who would have guessed such a short time ago that the leftist thought police had much bigger plans in store. Everyone, and I mean everyone, will be brought to heel. The...
  • Climate models WRONG: Global-warming has slowed, recent changes are down to ‘natural variability’

    04/24/2015 7:50:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Global warming hasn't happened as fast as expected, according to a new study based on 1,000 years of temperature records. The research claims that natural variability in surface temperatures over the course of a decade can account for increases and dips in warming rates. But it adds that these so-called 'climate wiggles' could also, in the future, cause our planet to warm up much faster than anticipated....
  • Listening to the Tick Tock of the Hillary Crook Clock

    04/24/2015 7:17:39 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 7 replies
    The DiploMad 2.0 ^ | April 24, 2015 | W. Lewis Amselem
    [SNIP]...What more can one say about events? I am not Nostradamus, but I must say that going back over my work of posts, I think this little blog has called developments pretty accurately. Of course, I admit, it wasn't too hard. The Obama disaster at home and abroad was foreseeable from Day One of The One. Now we see a new disaster befalling our beloved but increasingly ragged Republic. The Hillary candidacy. You don't need me to summarize or link to the growing pile of stories about the corruptness and general sleaziness of the Ex-FLOTUS and her charming rogue of...
  • Greenfield: THE FREE MARKET IS NOT A SUICIDE PACT

    04/24/2015 7:00:22 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, April 24, 2015 The Free Market is Not a Suicide Pact Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Immigration has become the third rail of American politics. At a time when the labor force participation rate has fallen to 62 percent and the employment growth for the last 15 years has gone to immigrants, opposing the Super-Amnesty of 12 million illegal aliens is still considered an extreme position… in the Republican Party. So when Scott Walker merely suggested that Congress should make immigration decisions based on “protecting American workers and American wages”, he was denounced for it...
  • Republican leaders ignore Conservatives again

    04/24/2015 6:13:38 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Jeff Crouere
    Republican leaders refuse to take the gloves off, and are doing nothing to promote conservatism, so their true agenda must be to facilitate the continuation of liberalism. It happened again yesterday, a painful reminder that the GOP leadership in Congress is pathetic. The President’s radical nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, was confirmed with ten Republican votes. Without Republican votes, Lynch could not have become U.S. Attorney General. Lynch will now replace Eric Holder, the most controversial and racially divisive Attorney General in American history. In her testimony to Congress, Lynch made it clear that she would continue the policies...
  • Consolation Following Lynch Confirmation

    04/24/2015 6:11:57 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Arthur Christopher Schaper
    The answer to this disappointing outcome? Keep fighting, keep demanding the right votes, the proper vision, the full respect for the Constitution. A New Media has arisen to ensure just that. Yes, the Republican US Senate majority just confirmed the racist, gun-grabbing Loretta Lynch. Yes, Ted Cruz voted against cloture, then departed from the US Senate to attend another fundraiser. Once again, a little perspective in the face of this setback. More Republicans are voting against the leadership and paying attention to the will of the voters. Forty-three senators voted against Lynch. Half that number had rejected Holder six years...
  • Have You Demanded a “Right to Kill” Recently?

    04/24/2015 6:07:08 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/24/15 | Jim Yardley
    Between terrorism and verbalized threats, I think Mr. Bandow's justifications need a little more work before people actually listen to him, or assign any value to his opinions The Cato Institute publishes a regular, and regularly interesting, newsletter called Cato at Liberty. In yesterday’s newsletter, the institute included a piece authored by Doug Bandow, a senior fellow at the Cato Institute, specializing in foreign policy and civil liberties, who wrote the article titled: “America Should Say No To War Against Iran: U.S. Has No Right To Kill At Will”. Mr. Bandow leads off his article by saying: War has become...
  • Petition to Univ. of Maryland Student Entertainment Events to screen the movie "American Sniper"

    04/24/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by blueyon · 4 replies
    change.org?? ^ | 4/23/15 | Breyer Hillegas
    The movie American Sniper is about a decorated American war hero who served his country valiantly. While we may disagree about the motives and politics of the Iraq War, the movie shows the sacrifice that Chris Kyle made, like so many of his fellow servicemen and women who put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country, including numerous University of Maryland alumni. If the University prevents a movie like this from being shown, it promotes intolerance and stifles dialogue and debate on the subject and goes directly against the atmosphere the University of Maryland purports to provide. As adults...
  • Getting back into (conservative) illustration

    04/24/2015 5:09:37 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 15 replies
    CRASHR Art ^ | 4-24-15 | The Looking Spoon
    I haven't posted in a while because I started doing projects that are more time intensive. I decided to stop doing graphics/memes for the most part, in favor of going back to my first love, illustration.I still plan to do the occasional graphic like this one I created recently... But I missed drawing and illustrating, and I essentially gave it up to create all of the graphics I've created over the years because I don't have time to do both. Anyway, here are a couple of pieces I was fairly happy with, and I wanted to share them here. :-)...
  • Joe Biden Is No Joke

    04/24/2015 4:53:23 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    usnews.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Mark W. Davis
    With Hillary Clinton's campaign already faltering, Democrats have an obvious candidate to turn to.Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy is beginning to look like an aging bomber hit one time too many by flak. Her campaign is making that ungraceful roll that precedes the fatal, disintegrating tumble. For decades, the Clintons have been the Houdinis of American politics, able to wiggle out of heavy chains to escape one death trap after another, always emerging with taunting smiles. But this time feels different. Yesterday, The New York Times­ ran a long investigative piece detailing how millions in cash went to the Clinton Foundation...
  • Mike Huckabee: U.S. moving toward 'criminalization of Christianity'

    04/24/2015 3:44:45 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Nick Gass
    The United States is moving toward “criminalization of Christianity” as a result of legalizing same-sex marriage, Mike Huckabee told a group of conservative pastors in a conference call organized by the Family Research Council. “I think it’s fair to say that Christian convictions are under attack as never before,” Huckabee said Thursday, according to audio of the call obtained by Right Wing Watch, a project of the progressive advocacy group People for the American Way. “Not just in our lifetime, but ever before in the history of this great nation. We are moving rapidly toward the criminalization of Christianity.”
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Twenty-Six Week in Office

    04/24/2015 1:04:41 PM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    Nachumlist.com ^ | 4/24/15 | Nachum
    The List: Obama's Three Hundred and Twenty-Six Week in OfficeNews and Notes:   Obama: 'By Hook or By Crook' I'm Going to Be a Successful President  4/23/2015Obama Ethics, Year 7Josh Earnest Dodges 10 Consecutive Questions About Clinton Foundation [VIDEO]Clinton Foundation Donors Also Got Big State Department AwardsObama not ´unsettled´ by Clinton´s conduct at StateNYT Reporter: Clinton Officials Lied About a Meeting Taking Place, Unaware of Photo EvidenceHillary's Charities Suffer A "Geithner Moment", Will Refile 5 Years Of TaxesState Department Documents Reveal Concern about Bill Clinton’s Activities with ‘Saudi Entities’Chelsea Clinton Dodges Questions About NYTimes Report, Foundation Donors With Terrible Women's Rights RecordsBlockbuster...
  • Liberation Theology: The fruit of Communism and Freemasonry

    04/24/2015 12:52:37 PM PDT · by cleghornboy · 28 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 24, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for National Review, Ion Mihai Pacepa explains that, "Liberation theology, of which not much has been heard for two decades, is back in the news. But what is not being mentioned is its origins. It was not invented by Latin American Catholics. It was developed by the KGB. The man who is now the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, secretly worked for the KGB under the code name “Mikhailov” and spent four decades promoting liberation theology, which we at the top of the Eastern European intelligence community nicknamed Christianized Marxism." See here. Rita Biesemans, in a...
  • Family Incomes Fell In March; Now 5% Below Pre-Recession Level

    04/24/2015 12:21:50 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/23/2015 | John Merline
    Back in January, President Obama was boasting that the economy had finally turned a corner. [snip] The latest income data, however, don't show anything like what Obama was describing.
  • Old Is New Again - of Morality

    04/24/2015 12:04:57 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Me | 04/24/2015 | Me
    Ancient society morality was based on concentric circles, with the free male of that tribe at the center, females and children farther out, foreign and slaves at the bottom. Christianity held that all were equally valid before God, even if not necessarily the same in real life. You may have a master in the world, but your soul was equally valid. That was revolutionary at the time. Liberalism has brought back the old concentric rings of value. The woman is worth more than a man, hired first, her opinion more valid from her experience. The non-Caucasian is worth more; that...
  • VANITY: how can I bet on this primary? Elizabeth Warren 16/1

    04/24/2015 11:44:30 AM PDT · by bigjoesaddle · 14 replies
    How can I bet money on this upcoming nomination, Elizabeth Warren is 16/1 that she will be the Dem nominee. (Hitlery 1/6), any way I can get real money on this?
  • The Death of the Left

    04/24/2015 11:37:49 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | April 18, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The left is winning, but for the left winning is indistinguishable from dying. The West didn’t defeat Communism; it held it at bay long enough for it to defeat itself. The Soviet Union and the People’s Republic of China crushed Communism more decisively than Goldwater could have ever dreamed of.
  • Learning the Lessons from the Fall of Troy

    04/24/2015 11:12:50 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As the 2016 election approaches, have we learned anything from history? On April 24, 1184 B.C., as legend has it, the Trojans looked out over their city wall, and saw the Greek ships sailing away, the Greeks apparently having given up after ten long years of war. All that was left was a horse. A great big, huge, heavy, beautiful horse statue on wheels, bearing a note, reading “The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home.” Well, the Trojans were no fools; they saw a great big piece of art, obviously the result of great work and...
  • How To Spot An Undervalued Oil Company

    04/24/2015 10:58:04 AM PDT · by Opintel · 3 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 24-04-2015 | Jump At Opportunities !
    Oil executives have been making headlines recently, due to large purchases of their own company’s stock. In fact, insider buying in the oil industry is higher than any other industry, except the machinery industry. Who’s buying? Major insider purchases for the month of March were made by Kinder Morgan (NYSE: KMI) and Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO). Diamond Offshore Drilling’s CEO, Corp Loews, purchased 685,373 shares on the open market, and Rich Kinder, CEO of Kinder Morgan, purchased 100,000 shares of Kinder Morgan. In March, Rich Kinder and Corp Loews weren’t the only executives buying company stock. The Director of...
  • Cash-for-Cankles: The $2.5 Billion Harpy Apocalypse Is Underway

    04/24/2015 10:53:04 AM PDT · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Donald Joy
    Hillary Clinton’s rotten, stinking criminal corruption disqualifies her even from a prison work-release job scrubbing toilets at a truckstop. But what difference does it make? She’s running for president again, and this time her campaign says they plan to raise and spend $2.5 billion. That’s 2.5 billion dollars. Billion, with a B. It’s the end of the world as we know it. Who the hell has ever heard of such a thing, spending two and a half billion dollars on one candidate’s presidential campaign? Whatever the racket raised, democrats will eventually have to come to grips with the fact that...
  • Humanities Professor: “Christianity” Just Another Name for “White Supremacist Patriarchy”

    04/24/2015 10:47:26 AM PDT · by rightistight · 37 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/24/15 | Aurelius
    Dr. Adam Kotsko, an assistant professor at Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois, believes that there is no such thing as sexism against men and that Christianity is just another way to say "White Supremacy." Voicing his opinion on twitter, Dr. Kotsko has repeatedly slammed Christianity, going so far as calling it another name for "White Supremacist Patriarchy." Here is just a small sample of his tweets and retweets on the subject:
  • Pearland ignores own law/Cruz couldn't care less about me/Then Mod Strikes me with ZOT

    04/24/2015 10:02:54 AM PDT · by CraigHenry · 145 replies
    Personal experience | 04/24/2015 | CraigHenry
    The City of Pearland, TX completely ignored its own code of ordinances in order to assess a fine against me over an animal I never owned. I proved my case in open court, but my evidence was ignored. I e-mailed Ted Cruz because he purports to be a champion of citizens' rights and principles. I asked for his help, but he couldn't even trouble himself to respond let alone offer any assistance. I guess he only supports individuals who can help fill his campaign coffers. Yessir, your tax dollars at work. Makes me proud to be a Texas conservative voter.
  • Foundations. Everybody needs one!

    04/24/2015 10:00:12 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | Ed Wood
    Have you established your family “foundation” yet? Everybody who is anybody seems to have one these days. There is the Ford Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Foundation . . . on and on. Why even my grandmother had a “foundation.” I knew she wore one, because every Spring she would wash the thing and hang it out on the clothesline to dry. But I digress. What is the big deal about establishing a “foundation” that it should attract so many wealthy people? Well, you guessed it. It’s a money-laundering tax...
  • The uranium deal is not about Hillary. It is about Obama!

    04/24/2015 9:55:11 AM PDT · by GilGil · 73 replies
    steynnonline.com ^ | 04/24/15 | Mark Steyn
    Everyone misses the central story here and it is not Hillary. It is Obama who approved this. This is the bigger story a scandal beyond belief. Does anyone realize that 7 out of 9 cabinet officers of Obama's cabinet sat in on the committee to approve this? Here is another question. What did the other cabinet officers get for signing off on this deal? Is it at all conceivable that Obama knew nothing of this when 80% of his cabinet was involved? Once again! Are we to believe that Obama was totally clueless that a deal to give away 20%...
  • Clinton: 'Deep-seated' beliefs block abortion access - back up and enforce laws

    04/24/2015 9:47:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday said "deep-seated … religious beliefs" have to be changed before the world's women will get full access to abortion. “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced,” Clinton said, according to The Daily Caller. “Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,” she argued about abortion. “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will." “And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be...
  • End The Personal Bribes Members Of Congress Are Getting Not To Reopen ObamaCare

    04/24/2015 9:00:42 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 23, 2015 | Michael Cannon
    The U.S. Constitution vests the legislative, executive, and judicial powers in separate branches of the government that are supposed to police each other. But what if one of those branches violates the law in a manner that personally benefits the members of another branch? That’s what has been happening since the day ObamaCare became law in 2010. For more than five years, the executive branch has been issuing illegal subsidies that personally benefit the most powerful interest group in the nation’s capital: members of Congress and their staffs. When congressional Democrats passed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA),...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    04/24/2015 8:57:10 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/24/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Dingy Harry Strikes Again Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid’s disdain for his Republican colleagues is on full display as he aims to force a vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General. In fact, the former Majority Leader is threatening to hijack the Senate. Given the weakness of the Republican majority, why not! “I know parliamentary procedure around here and we’re going to put up with this for a little while longer, but not much,” Reid said in an interview on MSNBC. “Absolutely we can force votes. If we don’t get something done soon, I will...