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  • ‘Hating Jesus’: Liberals Declare Spiritual Warfare

    05/29/2016 7:12:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also.”– John 15:20The answer had to be yes. The Holy Spirit made it crystal clear. When Tristan Emmanuel, managing publisher and CFO of BarbWire Books, called me and said it was time for me to put pen to paper and write a book on the anti-Christian left’s demonic war on religious liberty (and all things godly and good), I immediately agreed.And so with the tireless help of my project partner...
  • South Africa: The Good and The Bad

    05/29/2016 6:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    When the wife and I were discussing our plans for future vacations, she stated she wanted to go on safari. Taken aback by the statement coming from a woman who needs her creature comforts, I queried her how that was going to be reconciled. She assured me there were camps that provided for her needs. So we put the area in the mix and decided 2016 would be the year we go to see Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my! OK, no tigers or bears, but a slew of other unique animals on the African continent. We started our...
  • And Now, Behind Door No. 3

    05/29/2016 6:16:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    It’s been an unusual election year, and it’s far from over. This weekend, the Libertarian Party is holding its presidential nominating convention in Orlando, Florida, close to Disney World — or close to a Veterans Administration hospital . . . they’re so difficult to tell apart. Both have long lines. For eleven previous presidential contests, the Libertarian Party’s nominees — including the 1988 run by former GOP congressman and presidential aspirant Ron Paul — have only once broken one percent of the vote, in 1980, and only once topped a million votes, in 2012. Yet, this November, after all the...
  • What I discovered as a pro-gun-control member of the NRA (beyond barf alert)

    05/29/2016 5:05:02 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 29 may 2016 | Charles M. Madigan
    If the Republicans had nominated a skunk in the contest against Hillary Clinton, the National Rifle Association would have heartily embraced the odoriferous Mr. Stinky. A week ago, the NRA, which has millions of members and is eager to target congressional races in which guns are an issue, endorsed Donald Trump for president. He spoke, of course. Hand in the air for emphasis, he told the NRA that Clinton would try to "abolish" the Second Amendment. How does one "abolish" anything in the Constitution? It takes many steps. It's not going to happen. But that doesn't matter. It was what...
  • They Think We’re Stupid…And Maybe They’re Right

    05/29/2016 4:58:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    No question, the deterioration of modern society is a subjective thing. What some consider problematic, others cheer. What some see as economic stagnation, others call “recovery summer.” But some things are, or at least should be, beyond refute. They aren’t, not anymore.Katie Couric, formerly of the Today Show and now apparently host of a web show on Yahoo News (which, seriously … who watches it? Did you even know about it before you read it here?) produced a “documentary” about guns in America. I know what you’re thinking, “Finally, someone is going to cover the gun issue from a liberal...
  • Two-Year-Old Cries When She Sees Her Sister’s Ultrasound Photo: “I Love Her So Much”

    05/29/2016 4:51:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2016 | STEVEN ERTELT
    An adorable new video of a little girl watching her unborn sister move on an ultrasound screen is going viral this week. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Daily Mail reports 2-year-old Myla accompanied her mother, Carly Tansley, to her 16-week ultrasound appointment last week; but the British mom did not expect that her toddler would react so strongly to seeing her unborn sister.As Carly was filming her unborn baby’s movements with her phone, she said Myla walked up and hugged the ultrasound screen. Then Myla began crying. On the video, Myla can be heard mumbling through her tears about “missing” her...
  • How the left revels in violating the 10 Commandments

    05/29/2016 3:59:47 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    WND ^ | March 20, 2016 | David Kupelian
    With Americans transfixed by election melodrama, especially on the Republican side, this would be a great time to pause for just a few minutes and seriously consider – possibly for the first time – this absolutely bizarre thing we call “the left.” The left, righteously posing as protectors of women, blacks, gays, students, immigrants, the poor and other societal “victims” (while demonizing conservatives and Christians as selfish, racist, anti-science, anti-woman, anti-immigrant and homophobic), in reality is the primary cause of the vast majority of the misery, suffering and injustice it claims to oppose. I document this stunning cause-and-effect relationship...
  • Armed Citizens Saving Police Officers

    05/29/2016 3:46:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 29 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    This list was originally published by Ohioans for Concealed Carry PAC and then by the Kentucky Concealed Carry Coalition.  It has ceased to exist on those pages.  I found it on learnaboutguns.com, where it was republished. It is a compilation worth keeping.  The list was originally published before February 8th, 2009.  It has not been updated since then. I know that it is only a partial listing.  For example it does not list the case of Rory Vertigan, who shot, then captured one of three drug dealers who ambushed and killed Officer Marc Atkinson of the Phoenix Police Department...
  • Trump camp concedes it's low on money

    05/29/2016 3:08:01 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 85 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 27, 2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Donald Trump's campaign has alerted Senate Republicans that he won't have much money to spend fending off attacks from Hillary Clinton over the next couple months. The notice came when Paul Manafort, Trump's senior advisor, met with a group of Senate Republican chiefs of staff for lunch last week, sources familiar with the meeting told the Washington Examiner. The admission suggests that Trump will be far more dependent on the GOP brass for money than he has led voters to believe, but it's consistent with his reliance on the Republican National Committee to provide a ground game in battleground states....
  • Bill Clinton caught kissing another woman at a hillary rally

    05/29/2016 3:06:30 AM PDT · by SteveH · 64 replies
    radar online ^ | may 27,2016
    During recent rally for his wife’s campaign, the 69-year-old ex-president was caught laying a kiss on a woman in the crowd. While politicians are known to shake hands and give the occasional cheek kiss, commenters have accused Slick Willie of crossing the line this time. “Yuck,” one commenter wrote. W”here’s Bill’s left hand? What’s with the woman clasping Bill’s neck?” Others agreed, saying, “Boy, he never stops does he, young or old.” As Radar readers recall, this is far from the first time that Bill has been accused of having inappropriate extramarital relationships.
  • The Fall of Salon.com

    05/29/2016 1:54:16 AM PDT · by JSteff · 9 replies
    © 2016 POLITICO LLC ^ | 05/27/16 12:34 AM EDT | By Kelsey Sutton and Peter Sterne
    "How a digital trailblazer and progressive powerhouse lost its way. Read more: http://www.politico.com/media/story/2016/05/the-fall-of-saloncom-004551#ixzz4A25lhJhi Follow us: @politico on Twitter | Politico on Facebook A Facebook page dedicated to celebrating the 20th anniversary of digital media pioneer Salon is functioning as a crowdsourced eulogy. Dozens of Salon alumni have, over the past several months, posted their favorite stories from and memories of the once-beloved liberal news site described as a “left-coast, interactive version of The New Yorker,” a progressive powerhouse that over the years has covered politics with a refreshing aggressiveness, in a context that left plenty of room for provocative personal...
  • Chinese Commercial Advertises Detergent Strong Enough to Wash Off Black Skin

    05/29/2016 12:21:02 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 38 replies
    A new television commercial has been called “jaw-droppingly racist” for advertising laundry detergent seemingly strong enough to turn a black man Asian. The ad — from China-based laundry detergent company Qiaobi — shows a black man flirting with a seemingly interested Asian woman. The women lures the man closer to a washing machine. She shoves a ball of washing detergent in his mouth before shoving his body into the washing machine. Moments later, the black man emerges from the water as an Asian man.
  • Zika expert warns Britons to 'think twice' about trips to Disney World [] is set to reach the US

    05/28/2016 10:55:33 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 21 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 03:19 GMT, 29 May 2016 | Charlie Haynes And Stephen Adams
    A leading British expert has warned pregnant women and couples looking to conceive to ‘think twice’ about travelling to parts of the US – including Florida, home to Walt Disney World – because of the growing threat of the Zika virus. Those considering holidays to southern states including Texas, Louisiana and Florida – which contains Miami, Cape Canaveral and the Florida Keys – should look at alternatives, said Professor Jimmy Whitworth of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. There is currently no evidence that mosquitoes on the US mainland are infected with the virus, which can leave babies...
  • A Navy SEAL's last act of service: A search for the truth about brain disease and the military

    05/28/2016 9:51:28 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 6 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | May 29, 2016 | Corinne Reilly
    On the afternoon of March 12, 2014, Jennifer Collins checked her phone and found a message from her husband, Dave Collins, a retired Navy SEAL. He’d texted to say that she should pick up their son from kindergarten, and then this: “So sorry baby. I love you all.” Hours later, two police officers showed up at their house in Virginia Beach with news that Dave, 45, had shot himself in his truck a few miles away. Although Jennifer had held out hope for any other explanation, she also knew the moment she read it what the text meant. For months,...
  • Trump’s Touching Gesture After Rally Brings Grieving Mother to Tears

    05/28/2016 8:46:02 PM PDT · by jennychase · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/28/2016 | JULIA HAHN
    Cell phone footage captured at Wednesday’s campaign rally shows Donald Trump’s touching and spontaneous interaction with a group of mothers who attended the rally and who lost their children to illegal alien violence. The footage shows Trump kissing and signing posters of the mothers’ deceased children after his rally in Anaheim, Californi
  • Memorial Day in Light of Our Day

    05/28/2016 8:07:53 PM PDT · by kindred · 2 replies
    http://www.theignorantfishermen.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | DJP I.F.
    This Memorial Day we think of those who gave their last full measure on our behalf as Americans; to preserve our freedoms and liberties, which only come from Almighty God (John 8:32, 36, Gal. 1:4, 3:13, 5:1, Titus 2:14). There can NEVER be TRUE liberty without a saving relationship to our Creator and apart from the firm adherence to Almighty God's moral absolutes (Prov. 14:34). Our Founding Fathers knew this to be true and have communicated it to us in their writings and in our nation's birth certificate. Today, America has full well rejected our founder's vision and have squandered...
  • Filmed having sex with boys in school bathroom: The disturbing story...

    05/28/2016 7:01:03 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/16 | Katie Mettler
    The 15-year-old girl had only been a student at South Fort Myers High School in Fort Myers, Fla., for two weeks when she went looking for her new crush in the boys’ bathroom. She’d spent the prior two years in and out of treatment facilities, her mother told NBC2, learning to cope with the horrors of the sex slave industry into which she had been trafficked at age 13. So when she tracked down her crush after school last week and he asked her for sex, her mother said through a victims’ advocate, the young teen agreed. But then word...
  • Desperate search continues for kidnapped California girl

    05/28/2016 6:35:04 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Carter Evans
    Dozens of people fanned out Saturday to continue looking for a 15-year-old California girl who was abducted by a 19-year-old man, later shot dead by police. Search teams are focusing on an area near the Northern California town of Jenner. It's about 65 miles from where a witness saw Pearl Pinson abducted at gunpoint from a pedestrian bridge near her home in the Bay Area community of Vallejo on Wednesday morning. "She was forced into that car," Rose Pinson said through tears Friday, desperate to find her younger sister.
  • DePaul president: Campus Black Lives Matter activists like D-Day troops

    05/28/2016 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 replies
    .washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>The president of DePaul University likens campus race activists who shut down a conservative event to troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II.</p> <p>A letter issued by Rev. Dennis Holtschneider said the students were wrong — yet also very much like Allied Forces who fought and died in France on June 6, 1944.</p>
  • New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones, 23, shot dead after breaking into Texas apartment

    05/28/2016 6:09:41 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 81 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 28, 2016 | Seth Walder
    A rising NBA rookie was shot to death after breaking into a Dallas apartment he believed belonged to a friend, according to reports. New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones died from a gunshot wound to his abdomen early Saturday after he “kicked open the front door” to a Dallas apartment and the man sleeping inside woke up and shot him, the Dallas Morning News reported.
  • Paula Broadwell, David Petraeus and the Afterlife of a Scandal

    05/28/2016 6:04:45 PM PDT · by Theoria · 10 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May 2016 | Jessica Bennett
    It was 6:30 a.m. at the United States Military Academy, the sun was rising over the Hudson River, and Paula Broadwell was in athletic gear. With a half-dozen women, she rotated between sprints and burpees. Sweating onto the pavement, the group was perched atop an overlook called Trophy Point, in the shadow of a 46-foot battle monument memorializing those killed in the Civil War. There is a female statue in bronze at the top, arms outstretched regally, who is said to represent “fame.” Ms. Broadwell was here in April for a 40th anniversary celebration for the academy’s first class of...
  • World War II Vet Recovering After Oxygen Tank Beating

    05/28/2016 5:39:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 28, 2016
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano. North Port police say Erickson hit him in the head multiple times with the tank before leaving him on the floor to die. They say she returned to the home the next day, found him still alive and called paramedics. She denied any connection to the beating.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ 29 May 2016

    05/28/2016 5:01:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ The FReeper Canteen Presents ~ ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2016 ~ TAPS Canteen Mission Statement Showing support and boosting the morale ofour military and our allies' militaryand family members of the above.Honoring those who have served before. In honor of those who lost their lives while serving our country, we would like to share with you President Ronald Reagan’s 1986 Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery: Today is the day we put aside to remember fallen heroes and to pray that no heroes will ever have to die for us again. It’s a day...
  • Op-Ed: Iran is an artificial country

    05/28/2016 4:01:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/5/16 | Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    Iran is an artificial country which includes a large number of ethnic groups: Persians, Azars, Kurds, Turkmen, Baloch, Arabs and more.... Southwestern Iran, the Khuzistan region, is home to the Arab minority group, but that is where most of the oil and gas resources are to be found underground, right under the feet of that Arab minority. They are Shiites, exactly like the majority Persians, but are treated with disdain by the government. In the past, the region was called Arabistan to allude to the ethnic group living there, but after the 1925 Persian Conquest, the Persians changed its name...
  • Theologian: World War II Was "Undoubtedly A Just War"

    05/28/2016 3:10:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 19 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Speaking with Breitbart’s Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon Friday, ethical expert and theologian Dr. Thomas D. Williams said that from the perspective of America’s involvement, World War II undoubtedly satisfied all the conditions to be considered a “just war.”
  • Angry Egyptian mob elderly Christian woman, ransacks homes

    05/28/2016 2:57:13 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/16
    An elderly Coptic Christian woman was attacked by a wild mob last week, who stripped her naked and paraded her down the streets of Minya, south of Cairo. Rioters also attacked Christian homes in Minya, raiding at least seven before burning them to the ground. Local police say the incident was sparked by rumors of an affair between the elderly woman’s son and a Muslim woman. Incensed by the rumors, rioters sacked the Christian woman’s home, dragging her out to the street before beating her, stripping her, and forcing her to walk the streets naked as members of the mob...
  • Telemundo Caught Staging Shot at Anti-Trump Protest in San Diego

    05/28/2016 2:53:15 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 28, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    Apparently Telemundo believes it is perfectly alright to stage events and film them as authentic. In fact, as you can see in the video below, the Telemundo cameraman admits to filmmaker Andrew Marcus of Rebel Marcus that he is indeed staging the event. In this case, two young anti-Trump protesters in San Diego yesterday were holding the Mexican flag upside down and the Telemundo cameraman gave them directions on the proper way to hold the flag. This is followed by a really nasty attitude by one of the protesters including spitting in the direction of Marcus. But, hey, that behavior is understandable...
  • Calls for revenge as terrorist killed by Elor Azariya buried

    05/28/2016 2:49:22 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/16 | David Rosenberg
    The family of Abedel Fattah al-Sharif, the Arab terrorist who was neutralized and later killed by IDF soldier Elor Azariya during a terror attack in Hevron in March, buried al-Sharif in Hevron on Saturday, amid demands for revenge. The body of al-Sharif was returned to his family on Friday, before it was examined at the Al Ahli hospital in Hevron. Relatives of the dead terrorist called upon Arab residents of Hevron to join in a mass demonstration during al-Sharif’s funeral, which included demands for revenge and the waving of Hamas flags. The body of al-Sharif was also wrapped in a...
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 30 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Legally-armed citizen won't be prosecuted in fatal Mandeville shooting

    05/28/2016 12:38:08 PM PDT · by BBell · 46 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 5/28/16 | Robert Rhoden, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    A legally-armed citizen who fatally shot an attacker at a Mandeville convenience store in April will not be prosecuted, St. Tammany Parish District Attorney Warren Montgomry said Friday (May 27). Mandeville police investigators concluded Shawn Breland, 42, of Folsom, was the aggressor at the Shell gasoline station and convenience store at 3959 Louisiana 22. "Although Mr. Breland's death is a tragedy, this office agrees that the shooting was legally justified under the circumstances and will not pursue criminal changes based on the evidence submitted to date," Montgomery said in a news release that included surveillance camera video of the incident....
  • Pleading for Peace in Chicago: 'We Could Be Looking at a Blood Bath'

    05/28/2016 12:27:58 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 28, 2016 | Monica Davey and Mitch Smith
    The holiday weekend is often seen here as the start of heightened violence ... That has been particularly worrying this year to community leaders and city officials, as they grapple with a rise in gun violence that has traumatized some neighborhoods and left city officials searching for new ways to subdue street crime. "If something doesn't change, if we don’t get jobs for these kids, if we don’t change the economic situation, I'm worried that we could be looking at a blood bath," said the Rev. Corey Brooks, a pastor on the city’s South Side, a mostly African-American area where...
  • Netanyahu apologizes for condemning 'nationalistic rape'

    05/28/2016 12:27:08 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/5/16 | Ari Yashar & Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu apologized for condemning an incident which three Arabs raped a 20-year-old mentally disabled Jewish girl for "nationalistic" motives Thursday night, saying Friday that he "regretted" commenting on it. "As reported, the incident caused me deep pain and shock," Netanyahu posted on Facebook Friday. "With that, I had no right to relate to it until the issue was investigated, and I regret that." In a post on his Facebook page Thursday, Netanyahu wrote that the rape “is a horrifying crime that requires wall to wall condemnation, but such condemnation has for some reason not been heard –...
  • America Dismembered

    05/28/2016 10:19:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Patricia McCarthy
    The left says no one should bring up, let alone discuss, Bill Clinton's long-ago egregious behavior with numerous women as Governor or Arkansas, or his truly disgusting behavior with Monica Lewinsky when he was President. Hmmm. And yet Bill Cosby is being tried for his bad acts committed years ago -- and the left is on board with that; Cosby had the gall to address the black community with some common sense advice, making him not only fair game but a likely target. Cosby likely is guilty of the acts for which he is accused but so is Bill Clinton....
  • Making a Relic of the Constitution

    05/28/2016 9:55:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2016 | Henry Oliner
    For the last 100 years our grand political debate has centered on the tension between the principles and mechanics of the Constitution and the ideals of the Progressive movement. Under FDR the Progressives became known as liberals, but the term ‘Progressivism’ has re-emerged under Hillary, who described herself as a Progressive Democrat in order to distinguish herself from the self-proclaimed socialist who has ‘trumped’ her party’s nomination process. The early Progressives sought changes necessitated by rapid economic growth and industrialization. They regulated food and drugs, interstate commerce, labor laws, and successfully sought to break up monopolies and trusts that they...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • The Japanese were trying to make an atomic bomb, too

    05/28/2016 9:42:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Robert K. Wilcox
    In all the press about Obama visiting Hiroshima, Japan, where the U.S. dropped the first atomic bomb on its enemy in 1945, not one word has surfaced about the fact that the Japanese were, at the same time, working on their own atomic bomb, and would have used it on Americans had they been able. Nor has anything been said about the fact that they were much closer to making an atomic bomb than most Americans know. The Japanese had begun a program to develop a “uranium” bomb even before the sneak attacked on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, killing...
  • A World Without Nuclear Weapons -- Ours

    05/28/2016 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It wasn’t quite an apology at Hiroshima, though some might argue that President Obama’s mere presence at the site of the world’s first use of nuclear weapons was itself an apology. What it was a reiteration of President Obama’s mantra that our weapons are the threat, whether guns or nukes, and not the criminals and tyrants that would use them against us. As the New York Times reported his remarks: We may not be able to eliminate man’s capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those...
  • Greens Blame Donald Trump for Crumbling Paris Climate Accord (^)

    05/28/2016 9:33:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Eric Worrall
    Trump’s Climate Change Denial Is Already Complicating the Paris Climate Deal If Donald Trump wins and pulls the U.S. out of its climate change commitments, some countries wonder, why should they keep their own? Donald Trump first shared his analysis of the climate crisis in a now infamous 2012 tweet-rant: “The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive,” he claimed. The Republican presidential hopeful has since dialed back the rhetoric, calling that earlier claim a joke. But — as in other areas of critical domestic and international concern —...
  • The Role of Memory on Memorial Day

    05/28/2016 8:54:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Sherry Mandell
    You might have a hard time relating to Memorial Day, like I used to. Even though my grandfather and father were soldiers in the two World Wars, ours was not a military family. I didn’t know any soldiers, none of my friends were and nobody I knew in my community was one either. Vietnam was over by the time I was in high school. It was a time of relative peace and quiet. Then I moved to Israel in my twenties and got married. Now my own children are soldiers. All of their friends are soldiers. Everywhere I look I...
  • It’s Not about Hotdogs and Beer

    05/28/2016 8:20:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | D.W. Wilber
    This Memorial Day weekend most Americans will enjoy an extra day off from work enjoying family gatherings, hot dogs on the grill, and ice cold beer. It’s easy to get caught up in spending time with relatives and family, and it’s not unusual for people to forget what this weekend commemorates. So the fact that many will forget, or not think much about what the weekend is truly all about isn’t unexpected. So here’s a little reminder for you. For seventy-seven days in 1968, about five thousand United States Marines were under siege by the forces of North Vietnam and...
  • SEC Issues Climate Chaos “Guidance”

    05/28/2016 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    resident Obama continues to use “dangerous manmade climate change” to justify a massive regulatory onslaught that will “fundamentally transform” America’s energy, economic, business, industrial, social, legal and constitutional systems before he leaves office.The more science batters alarmist claims, the more people realize that plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide makes life on Earth possible, the more China, India and other developing countries burn oil, gas and coal and increase their CO2 emissions to lift billions out of poverty, malnutrition, disease and brutally short lives – the more the administration issues draconian climate edicts. Almost every department, agency and bureaucrat that didn’t eagerly volunteer...
  • We Need More Gary Sinises

    05/28/2016 7:38:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    lifezette.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    While Sinise is fondly remembered as veteran Lt. Dan Taylor in the 1994 film classic "Forrest Gump," it's the actor's tireless work on behalf of the armed forces that continues to earn him so much praise. "There's only one Gary Sinise. He's in a class all by himself," says Brandon Millett, co-founder of the festival, adding that the actor and rocker is definitely the "Bob Hope of this generation. That's what a lot of folks have called him. And it's so completely authentic."
  • In historic visit to Hiroshima, Obama calls on the world to morally evolve

    05/28/2016 7:38:01 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    LAT ^ | May 27, 2016 | Christi Parsons and Julie Makinen
    President Obama came face to face with the horror of nuclear war Friday in a somber visit to Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to tour the site of the atomic bombing 71 years ago that killed tens of thousands in an instant and ushered in the nuclear age. In a sweeping address that reflected on the obligations of humankind, Obama wrestled with the inherent contradiction that centuries of technical advancement have both made it easier to bind people together and given them the capacity for the carnage seen in this city. And he confronted the cold reality that...
  • WHO singles out Israel as world’s only ‘health rights violator’

    05/26/2016 3:25:20 PM PDT · by Lera · 30 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 5/26/201 | Shoshana Miskin
    World Health Organization's UN resolution marks Israel as the world's only violator of 'mental, physical and environmental health.' The World Health Organization (WHO) called for an investigation into alleged abuses of "mental, physical and environmental health" rights by Israel, the only country singled out during the U.N. agency's annual assembly in Geneva. The motion was co-sponsored by the Arab Group of States and the Palestinian delegation, and it commissioned a WHO delegation to investigate and report on "the health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory" and "the occupied Syrian Golan." France, Germany and the United Kingdom were among the 107...
  • Same Potties, Different Worlds

    05/28/2016 6:45:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    American Conservative, the ^ | 28 May 2016 | Rod Dreher
    A Quartz dispatch from the front lines of the bathroom wars: For the tens of thousands of refugee women trapped in Greece, daily life is made that much more treacherous by a very basic problem: unsafe bathrooms. Refugee camps tend to have too few bathrooms, which are often mixed and unprotected, making them hotspots for sexual attacks on women and girls. While there are no hard statistics, reported cases include German guards at a reception center peeping at women in the bathrooms and attempted rapes at bathrooms along the refugee trail. At Idomeni, Greece’s largest informal refugee camp, which the...
  • Clinton vs. Trump: The Worst Choice Ever!

    05/28/2016 6:24:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/28/2016 | Robert Morrison
    Hillary Clinton was serving as the United States Secretary of State in 2011 when word came of Muammar Kaddafi’s bloody lynching by a Libyan mob. The death followed upon the heels of Madame Secretary’s visit to Libya. That prompted her to laugh. She boasted to reporters: “We came, we saw, he died.” Trump has stirred the cauldron for every crazed conspiracy theorist in the country. He is the darling of what Theodore Roosevelt playfully labeled “the lunatic fringe.” He fails what I have called The Alamogordo Test for Presidential Candidates. Americans are too sensible to entrust such a loon with...
  • The Battle Against ‘Hate Speech’ on College Campuses Gives Rise to a Generation That Hates Speech

    05/28/2016 5:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Newsweek ^ | May 26, 2016 | Nina Burleigh
    During his 18 years as president of Lebanon Valley College during the middle of the past century, Clyde Lynch led the tiny Pennsylvania liberal arts institution through the tribulations of the Great Depression and World War II, then raised $550,000 to build a new gymnasium before he died in 1950. In gratitude, college trustees named that new building after him. Neither Lynch nor those trustees could have predicted there would come a day when students would demand that his name be stripped from the Lynch Memorial Hall because the word lynch has “racial overtones.” But that day did come.
  • From Port-au-Prince to West Point: Maryland Guard's First Graduate

    05/28/2016 5:35:39 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 14 replies
    The Army News ^ | 25 May 2016 | Sgt. Ryan Noyes
    A West Point graduation presents an almost unparalleled spectacle of camaraderie, perseverance and adventure. These are tomorrow's military elite, passing through a 214-year institution steeped in honor and tradition. On May 21, as nearly 1000 white hats flew up in the air, cheers of joy thundered through Michie stadium. In the midst of the spectacle, in the front row, stood the soon-to-be pinned 2nd Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache. Tears covered his face as he looked back at the crowd. Alix had a reason to be emotional. In seven years he went from speaking basic English in a working class...
  • Let’s Celebrate Eisenhower’s Great Victory!

    05/28/2016 5:18:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Humberto Fontova
    That much of the world (in partnership with U.S. “elites”) treats the hapless American taxpayer about like Mr Haney treated Oliver Douglas, Bernie Maddoff treated his clients and the world treats Rodney Dangerfield has become a campaign theme of enormous popularity and consequence. I think you know for which campaigner.Well, there’s one issue one which the American taxpayer can look across the oceans, touch his nose with his thumb, extend his hand, and fan his fingers while snickering “NEENER!...NEENER!...NEENER!--You SUCKERS!” You see, amigos: the taxpayers of nations from France to Spain to Germany, from South Korea to Japan and from...
  • Would You Fire or Hire This Person?

    05/28/2016 5:09:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Bryan Crabtree
    Your boss is having an affair with your company's chief legal counsel. They both work in your office environment. The counsel has a tremendous amount of influence both over your boss and the CEO. Your coworkers also know about this affair so you all walk on eggshells. You’re confident the CEO is unaware of the relationship. But, that's not the biggest problem. The worst part of this matter is that the CEO and your boss are married. Do you feel this affair is in any way an appropriate relationship in your workplace? Do you feel it presents any conflict of...