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  • The Lie at the Core of Liberalism: 'We Care'

    10/21/2019 6:52:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 5 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tom Trinko
    The reality is that liberals don't care about others. If liberals cared about blacks, they'd have fixed the school systems in cities like Chicago and Detroit. Yet after generations of liberal Democrat rule, the blacks in those cities still get horrible educations. But the teachers in those cities get great pay even though they fail miserably at their jobs. Why? Perhaps it has something to do with the huge support the teachers' unions give to Democrat candidates. If liberals really cared about the poor, they'd give more of their own money to charity. Yet liberals tend to give less of...
  • California's Homeless: 'Compassion' and Its Unintended Consequences

    10/03/2019 8:16:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 10/03/2019 | Laura Hollis
    In 2010, Panera Bread launched a nonprofit called Panera Cares, a set of stores around the U.S. operated on a “pay-what-you-can basis.” The underlying assumption was that customers of means would pay more to support customers with less -- or even no -- money. The company opened five Panera Cares stores in St. Louis; Portland; Chicago; Dearborn, Michigan; and Boston. All had closed by February of this year. Several articles and at least one business case have been published on the Panera Cares initiative, and different authors draw different conclusions. In Fast Company, for example, author Adele Peters characterizes the...
  • The Amazing Bremelanotide PT-141 (Vyleesi)

    07/06/2019 2:38:50 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    metallicman ^ | Updated 5JUL19 | Editorial staff
    This post was updated 5JUL19, when I received word that the FDA approved Bremelanotide PT-141 under the name Vylessi. I updated this post, and subsequently added the name Vylessi to all mention of Bremelanotide PT-141, and added updated histories and commentaries at the end. We have a tendency to think inside the box. We try to improve what we know. We try to work within the framework of what we have. We actually do need to think "outside the box"... As a man gets older, your body changes. Your hair starts receding, and starts to fall out. You start to...
  • What is going on in Hollywood? Have they lost their collective minds?

    07/24/2019 11:16:04 PM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 25JUL19 | editorial staff
    Here, I argue that Hollywood is not using their innate and basic movie-making skills when pandering to their progressive causes. I argue that not only are they losing money in the process, but they are alienating their viewership base. I thus offer some suggestions to this end to prevent a hemorrhaging of the Hollywood profit model. Ah. Hollywood. So famous, and so taken for granted. The more that I think about it, the more that I am convinced. Indeed, I am convinced that those in Hollywood have found a new profit model. As, it seems, the movies that they are...
  • Alternative Search Engines instead of Google

    07/18/2019 12:34:48 AM PDT · by vannrox · 37 replies
    metallicman ^ | Not Specified | Editorial staff
    Back in the day, I was one of the first people to start using Google as a search engine. I liked it’s clean interface, and simplicity. Of course, over the years, other people also found this to be the preferential search engine. Unfortunately, Google became big, powerful and yes, evil. They siphon up your personal information with zero regard to fourth amendment protections. They sell the information to the highest bidder, and give it away for free if the person is part of a government agency. Unfortunately, people like myself VALUE privacy. And that means that I no longer can...
  • When Hollywood was capable of making decent movies; The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

    07/26/2019 12:00:56 AM PDT · by vannrox · 25 replies
    Metallicman ^ | 15JUL19 | editorial staff
    Here is a movie that I loved as a kid. There are people who think that it is a piece of Satanic propaganda. I disagree. I just think that it is a chunky tongue in cheek, campy, pseudo horror flick from the 1970’s. Here’s my take on this masterpiece of camp. They just don’t make ‘em like The Abominable Dr. Phibes* anymore. In fact, they just don’t make ‘em like Vincent Price anymore, either. Dr. Phibes, first off, is the definitive role that Vincent Price was born to play, and second off, is firmly embedded in a different time. He...
  • Snapshots of Summer in Asia.

    07/13/2019 5:14:14 PM PDT · by vannrox · 14 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8JUL19 | Editorial staff
    Here are a selection of micro-videos that amply illustrate what is going on in Asia this summer. With that being said, let it be well understood that there is quite a bit going on, let me tell you all. And it is all so very different from what you would find in the West that it becomes noteworthy, though rather difficult to classify individually. Here, the videos depict China, Vietnam, Thailand, and Japan. I hope that you all will enjoy these micro-videos and visions of Asia as much as I do. Please kindly note that this post has multiple embedded...
  • Church of England: If one spouse ‘transitions,’ we’ll recognize it as same-sex ‘marriage’

    07/09/2019 7:03:25 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | July 8, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    Church of England: If one spouse ‘transitions,’ we’ll recognize it as same-sex ‘marriage’ NGLAND, July 8, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Controversy has erupted over the Church of England announcing that it will recognize same-sex “marriages” in limited circumstances, specifically when one member of a natural marriage claims to have “transitioned” to the same sex as his spouse. On Friday, the church published answers to more than 100 questions ahead of its General Synod to decide the church’s position on various doctrinal and theological subjects, Christian Today reports.  “Given that the Church of England’s teaching about marriage is that it is a...
  • Liberalism Is Dehumanizing

    03/22/2019 4:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 22, 2019 | David Limbaugh
    Liberal ideology is rife with inconsistencies, but none is greater than how its supposedly animating motivation -- human compassion -- is contradicted by its devaluation of human life. Liberals have long claimed superior compassion and demonized conservatives as being uncaring. This has always been untrue while superficially appearing to be true, and liberals have evangelized countless young minds with this seductive canard. It's difficult to convince embryonic liberal activists that individual liberals may be compassionate but their governing ideology and the inevitable consequences of their policies are not. It's also difficult to make them see that conservatives are compassionate and...
  • How socialism destroys private charity and hurts the poor

    02/26/2019 10:07:34 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 26, 2019 08:09 AM | Brad Polumbo
    It’s not true, but if you ask Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., she’ll tell you conservatives don’t care about poor people. Ocasio-Cortez and her socialist cohorts such as Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., think any empathetic person has to support her laundry list of big government proposals — dubbed the “Green New Deal.” She’s called for nationalized healthcare, a federal jobs guarantee, and even “economic security” for those who are “unwilling to work.” But for the poor, Ocasio-Cortez’s plan is rife with unintended consequences. The big-government platform pushed by the emerging socialist Left would do more to set the poorest Americans back,...
  • How Compassionate Is the Democrats' Open-Borders Policy?

    12/28/2018 9:38:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    People are having fun lampooning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's selective exploitation of Scripture to support the Democrats' advocacy of open borders, but let's not allow this mirth to distract us from larger questions. The incoming congresswoman tweeted: "Joy to the World! Merry Christmas everyone -- here's to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)" Let's put aside that Ocasio-Cortez is conflating the Nativity story described in Luke's Gospel, in which Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem to register for the Roman census, with Matthew's description of the couple's fleeing to...
  • New York Times Celebrates Muhammad as ‘Paragon of Compassion’

    11/29/2018 7:53:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/29/2018 | Robert Spencer
    “Happy Birthday, Muhammad,” the New York Times proclaimed happily last Tuesday in a propaganda piece by Haroon Moghul, the author of a book confidently entitled How to Be a Muslim. I’d say it was a new low for the Times if the Gray Lady didn’t keep stooping lower every day. Moghul details how he rediscovered Muhammad during a time of doubt, marveling “that he buried the least loved of his fellow Arabs with his own hands. That he put two of his fingers together and promised that he and the orphan would be that close in the life to come....
  • Our Compassionate President

    11/13/2018 5:37:35 AM PST · by knarf · 3 replies
    FB ^ | November 13, 2018 | knarf
    I got THIS in my FB this morning and just wanted to share it.(SPOILER to the perfect; It's a picture of President Trump greeting a vet ... it won't infect you nor your computer)We can't afford to lose this man nor his appontments
  • Tree of Life Rabbi Says He Was ‘Surprised’ by President Trump’s Behavior During Pittsburgh Visit

    11/02/2018 8:43:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    westernjournal.com ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nick Givas
    Tree of Life Synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Meyers said Thursday on CNN’s “New Day” that he was “pleasantly surprised” by President Donald Trump’s warmth and compassion during his visit to Pittsburgh. “I was privileged to have a private 15 or 20 minutes with the (Trump) family. The president was very warm, very consoling,” Meyers said. “He put his hand on my shoulder and the first question he asked me was, ‘Rabbi, tell me how are you doing?’ And I must say throughout the time we spent together I was pleasantly surprised by a warm and personal side to the president that...
  • One photo from Israel the liberal media don't want you to see

    07/24/2018 10:06:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/24/2018 | Ed Straker
    Israel is under attack, as always, this time for passing a law saying Israel is a Jewish state. As if it hadn't been already. Liberals (among them, shamefully, some Jews) worry for the Arab population of Israel, as if their lives in Israel weren't 1,000% better than the lives of Arabs in any other Arab nations, who are slaughtering each other by the hundreds of thousands. Now Israel, which has been providing Syrian civilians with medical care for years during the civil war there, has helped several hundred civil defense workers escape from the Assad regime in an act of...
  • Woman Finds Childhood Friend On Streets Addicted To Drugs, Transforms Him So Much (Kenya)

    02/26/2018 9:01:52 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 9 replies
    Bored Panda ^ | 2/22/18 | James
    Kenyans have been moved by the story of Patrick Hinga, a man who was completely lost, homeless and drug-addicted, until a chance meeting with a former classmate, Wanja Mwaura, kicked off a major transformation... Patrick had endured problems with addiction for years ...and...began a downward spiral, with his mother at her wits end trying to help him, eventually taking him to a mental hospital in an attempt to curb his habit. He ran away and was re-admitted several times. “He complained a lot and said all they did was give him medication and treat him like a mental patient and...
  • Are we REALLY less compassionate? (Vanity)

    12/31/2017 7:41:41 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 55 replies
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    I have a question. Tonight, on the New Year's Eve Times Square webcast, I have been seeing person after person saying that their wish for the new year is that our country would have more compassion. I don't know about you, but I don't think that we've lost any of our compassion. Why do you think THEY think that compassion is lost?
  • Wisdom vs. compassion

    07/23/2017 3:28:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Jewish Journal ^ | Jul 19, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    Why is there no “Good Son” in the Passover haggadah? As most Jews know, there are “Four Sons” in the Passover liturgy: the Wise Son, the Bad Son, the Son Who Doesn’t Know How to Ask, and the Simple Son. But there is no Good Son. Why not? There would appear to be one likely answer: The rabbis considered the opposite of “bad” to be “wise.” And they were brilliant in doing so. Why? Because without wisdom, goodness is impossible. This may be the great unappreciated lesson of our time. Beginning with the baby boomers, America’s most arrogant and foolish...
  • Cruel to Be Kind

    04/22/2017 6:30:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 20167 | Mike Adams
    Several years ago, a feminist professor told me that she had decided to abort her child because it was the “compassionate thing to do.” Those were her exact words and she was serious. At the time, I thought she must have suffered a severe intellectual hernia from the strain required to declare an act of dismemberment to be an act of kindness. Since then I have realized that this was more than just an isolated instance of intellectual constipation. Disguising acts of cruelty as acts of kindness is a feature of virtually every policy position of the secular “progressive” left....
  • Jesus of the scars...Edward Shillito

    “Jesus of the Scars” by Edward Shillito If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars. The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;In all the universe we have no place.Our wounds are hurting us; where is the balm?Lord Jesus, by Thy Scars, we claim Thy grace. If, when the doors are shut, Thou drawest near,Only reveal those hands, that side of Thine;We know to-day what wounds are, have no fear,Show us Thy Scars, we know...