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  • VA In Midst of ‘Leadership Crisis’

    11/30/2015 10:45:16 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 18, 2015 | Morgan Chalfant
    The Department of Veterans Affairs network of health systems faces "crises in leadership and culture" in addition to other systematic problems, according to an independent assessment released Friday. The flaws rampant in VA hospitals demand a "system-wide reworking" of the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The independent review was mandated by the Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act signed into law by President Obama in 2014 following revelations about secret waitlists at VA hospitals that led to dozens of veteran deaths. The report sheds light on the "systemic, critical problems" currently facing the VA's integrated health care system. "The assessments...provided evidence...
  • Whether Gun Violence or Abortion Violence, Harming the Innocent is Always Wrong

    11/30/2015 10:22:57 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 4 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | RYAN BOMBERGER
    The Radiance Foundation condemns the horrific violence that happened this past weekend, and nearly every day, inside a Colorado Planned Parenthood. The daily destruction of human life for profit is inexcusable. Our hearts go out to mothers deceived into thinking violence is the answer to life that is unplanned. We also condemn the acts of an apparently deluded individual who terrorized and killed officers and civilians outside of the abortion mill. Our hearts go out to the families whose loved ones were ripped away by someone who thought violence was the answer to his confused life. Robert Dear is a...
  • In Their Own Words: Pro-Lifers Aren’t the Only Ones Who Call Abortion Killing

    11/30/2015 10:16:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/30/2015 | Scott Klusendorf
    Well, that didn't take long. Within hours of the Colorado shootings, abortion-choice advocates were placing blame squarely on the shoulders of pro-lifers. Apparently, we're guilty of "violent" rhetoric--that is, claiming that abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being--and that rhetoric is fueling acts of terror against abortion providers. "Do we really think that there are no consequences to claiming that abortion is murder," writes Jessica Valentiin The Guardian. "Can we stop pretending that pro-life lies don't have an effect…We know why this [attack] happened. Clinic workers who put their lives on the line every day know why this happened. Because...
  • Censored Women Rejected by Feminists

    11/30/2015 10:12:18 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 25, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    At George Washington University, feminists, documentarians and activists alike gathered and voiced their criticisms about the feminist movement at large and their resistance to acknowledge abuse of women in Muslim, Hindu and Sikh communities. In a panel discussion entitled, “Censorship and Free Speech,” a human rights lawyer-turned-documentarian and two activist directors and producers discussed their personal experiences with censorship from the Left and from Hollywood. Paula Kewskin, an attorney in international humanitarian and human rights law, also wrote and produced the documentary “Honor Diaries.” According to its website, the documentary “gives a platform to exclusively female voices and seeks to...
  • Healthy People Needed to Make Obamacare Ponzi Scheme a Success

    11/30/2015 10:07:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Devon Herrick
    The U.S. health care system is unsustainable but it could be dramatically improved with more efficient care of our sickest patients. Medical spending is rising at twice the rate of income growth. Medical prices are rising at three times the rate of consumer inflation. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) was sold to the American people as a means to fix those problems and make health care affordable. The vehicle to achieve this is, implausibly, a requirement that we all purchase overpriced health insurance. In addition to stipulating the benefit package Americans are allowed to have, ACA regulations also force insurers...
  • Cruz: Maybe alleged clinic shooter is 'transgendered leftist'

    11/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PST · by Isara · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon November 30, 2015 | Gregory Krieg
    (CNN)-Ted Cruz is condemning the deadly shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, but is refusing to blame the attack on the anti-abortion rhetoric that has consumed stretches of the Republican primary campaign.Speaking about the alleged gunman, Robert Lewis Dear, at a campaign event in Iowa on Sunday, Cruz accused the media of wanting "to blame him on the pro-life movement when at this point there's very little evidence to indicate that." Audio of the comments was posted online by The Texas Tribune.When a reporter told Cruz that the suspect in the Colorado Springs killings is alleged to have mentioned "baby...
  • China’s Renminbi Is Approved as a Main World Currency

    11/30/2015 9:41:22 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | NOV. 30, 2015 | By KEITH BRADSHER
    HONG KONG — The International Monetary Fund on Monday approved the Chinese renminbi as one of the world’s main central bank reserve currencies, a major acknowledgement of the country’s rising financial and economic heft. The I.M.F. decision will help pave the way for broader use of the renminbi in trade and finance, securing China’s standing as a global economic power. But it also introduces new uncertainty into China’s economy and financial system, as the country was forced to relax many currency controls to meet the I.M.F. requirements. The changes could inject volatility into the Chinese economy, since large flows of...
  • Climate Change Will Not Be Dangerous for a Long Time

    11/30/2015 9:41:16 AM PST · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | November 27, 2015 | Matt Ridley
    Slower warming than predicted gives the world time to develop better energy technologies The climate change debate has been polarized into a simple dichotomy. Either global warming is "real, man-made and dangerous," as Pres. Barack Obama thinks, or it's a "hoax," as Oklahoma Sen. James Inhofe thinks. But there is a third possibility: that it is real, man-made and not dangerous, at least not for a long time. This "lukewarm" option has been boosted by recent climate research, and if it is right, current policies may do more harm than good. For example, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the...
  • AP: Hillary Clinton made State Department awfully cozy for Foundation - and political - donors

    11/30/2015 9:37:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Cozy, yes … but illegally so? Not exactly, says the Associated Press, but the confluence of Hillary Clinton’s power and a number of donors to her family foundation and political campaigns, as well as potential conflicts of interest over business opportunities, gives the impression of corruption. And it might be just that no one has yet uncovered a quid pro quo yet … or more than one: The woman who would become a 2016 presidential candidate met or spoke by phone with nearly 100 corporate executives and long-time Clinton political and charity donors during her four years at the...
  • Education Department's Regulatory Gimmicks Can't Change Reality: Many Students Aren't Interested

    11/30/2015 9:36:54 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 30, 2015 | George Leef
    America's national obsession with raising our "educational attainment" level leads politicians and bureaucrats to focus on the silliest of things. Lately, that has been college accreditation. On November 6, the U.S. Department of Education put out a press release declaring "a sense of urgency about the need for significant improvement in both the rigor and flexibility of accreditation." "Accreditation" and "urgency" are words that may have never before appeared in the same sentence. Aside from a few federal bureaucrats and the people who work in the accrediting agencies themselves, almost no one gives any thought to college accreditation. Oh yes-college...
  • WaPo's Marcus: GOP Candidates 'Inflamed People, Helped Create Environment' for CO Shooting

    11/30/2015 9:20:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Ruth Marcus has come close to blaming Republicans for the Colorado Springs shootings. Appearing on Jose Diaz-Balart's MSNBC show today, Washington Post columnist Marcus said that "the Republican candidates . . . have been part of the inflamed and inflammatory rhetoric about Planned Parenthood, about the sale of baby parts, about dismembering live babies . . . I think it's a fair conclusion, especially based on his . . . alleged mentioning of 'no more baby parts,' that this kind of rhetoric helped create this environment." Really? Is there no room for people--without being accused of inflaming people to commit...
  • Nutella Refuses to Make Personalized Jar for Girl Named "Isis"

    11/30/2015 8:39:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In Australia, one is able to purchase a personalized label for a jar of Nutella, the popular chocolate and hazelnut spread. Unless, apparently, someone is trying to purchase a label for a person named Isis. A woman in Australia found this out the hard way, when she was told that she would not be allowed to purchase a personalized jar for her five-year-old niece, Isis Taylor. Her niece was named after the Egyptian goddess, and was born years before the creation of the Islamic State. Despite pleas to Ferrero Australia to please reconsider and print the label, the company stood...
  • Mizzou Instructor Accused Of Assaulting Underage Relative For Not Wearing Hijab

    11/30/2015 8:31:38 AM PST · by markomalley · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11-30-15 | Blake Neff
    A graduate teaching assistant at the University of Missouri (MU) has been arrested and could be charged with child abuse after he allegedly assaulted a 14-year-old relative after seeing her in school without a headscarf. Youssif Omar was reportedly at Hickman High School in Columbia, Mo., last Tuesday when he spotted the girl, and noticed that she wasn't wearing a hijab, a traditional headscarf worn by many Muslim women and that many believers regard as a religious obligation. According to a Columbia police representative who spoke with the Columbia Daily Tribune, Omar reacted violently when he saw the relative without...
  • The Democrats' Demise, the Republicans Rise

    11/30/2015 8:19:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Arthur Schaper
    "It's a great day to be a Republican in California!" I thought to myself when my colleagues elected me to be the next Beach Cities Republicans Club President, a growing grassroots organization in an otherwise deep blue state, which has witnessed and assisted remarkable Republican gains. I was following a long-list of who's who in the South Bay. The prior president, David Hadley, won the state assembly seat for my district, the first Republican in over two decades. Another fiscal conservative Republican won a seat in the East Bay, the first in over thirty years. Los Angeles County will enjoy...
  • Obama Apologizes to the World for Causing Global Warming

    11/30/2015 7:59:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/30/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    I rarely agree with Obama, but this time he has a point. We've certainly done our share of producing hot air. And by "us", I mean him. Because Obama just does not stop talking. In a speech interrupted by repeated beeps warning that he had exceeded his time limit, Mr. Obama said in Le Bourget that the climate conference represented an important turning point in world history because the leaders attending the meeting now recognize the urgency of the problem. The urgency of the problem is how to shut him up. All the world leaders agree on that. Every...
  • Sweden: "No Apartments, No Jobs, No Shopping Without A Gun"

    11/30/2015 7:52:11 AM PST · by amorphous · 88 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 30 Nov 2015 | Tyler Durden
    The week after the double murder at IKEA in Vasteras, where a man from Eritrea who had been denied asylum grabbed some knives and stabbed Carola and Emil Herlin to death, letters and emails poured into the offices of Swedish Prime Minister (PM) Stefan Lofven. Angry, despondent and desperate Swedes have pled with the Social Democratic PM to stop filling the country with criminal migrants from the Third World or, they write, there is a serious risk of hatred running rampant in Sweden. One woman suggested that because the Swedish media will not address these issues, Lofven should start reading...
  • John Kasich Refuses to Say if He Would Support Donald Trump as Republican Nominee

    11/30/2015 7:47:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ben Gittleson
    Ohio Gov.John Kasich today would not commit to supporting frontrunner Donald Trump as the party's nominee, saying that he did not expect the real estate mogul to win. "I think he's very divisive and I do not believe he will last," Kasich said when asked if he would support Trump if he wins the Republican primary. Kasich pointed to Trump's recent back and forth with TheNew York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski as a reason he won't win the nomination. Trump has drawn criticism this week for appearing to mimic Kovaelski's mannerisms, caused by a muscular disorder, which Kasich said Trump...
  • Senior German Politician Calls For National Burqa Ban, Including Tourists

    11/30/2015 7:43:49 AM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 11-30-15 | SARKIS ZERONIAN
    A senior German politician, who backs a national burqa ban, has said that the law should also cover tourists to the country from the Arab world. The Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Ilse Aigner, was speaking to German newspaper Die Welt after her party congress in Munich recently approved two proposals -- one a burqa ban (the full body covering) and one a ban on the niqab (the face veil). She said: "When I have traveled to Iran, I have obeyed the country's commandments and worn a headscarf. Likewise I expect women from the Arab world visiting this country...
  • Washington Post: Let’s hold free speech guilty for the acts of a lunatic, shall we?

    11/30/2015 7:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Here’s a lead that the Washington Post has never written:To many religious liberty advocates, it seemed only a matter of time before something like this happened. Ever since the summer, when the Southern Poverty Law Center called the Family Research Council a hate group for its opposition to same-sex marriage, threats against the organization increased. But on Wednesday, their worst fears came true: A man walked into their offices carrying Chik-Fil-A sandwiches and opened fire.Police have not yet identified a clear motive for the shooting …You probably never read this lead at the Washington Post in 2010, either:To many...
  • The Irony Of Planned Parenthood Condemning Murder

    11/30/2015 7:34:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11-30-15 | Nicole Russell
    Last Friday's shooting near a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs, Colorado, once again ignited the flames of debate on both sides of the political aisle. This time, rather than open a candid and robust debate on abortion, as has often occurred this year, it sparked a figurative "he said/she said." Some members of the mainstream media, liberal organizations, and Planned Parenthood, claimed--without facts to support them--the shooter was a right-wing, Center for Medical Progress-video-watching, Republican-voting zealot. It's still unclear what alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear's motives were or even exactly what happened in and around Planned Parenthood and the...
  • One University president has had enough of self-absorbed students in need of safe spaces

    11/30/2015 7:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2015 | Carol Brown
    As American youth regress toward an infantile state of development, one university president has finally had enough of the nonsense.  Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, had a wake-up call recently that prompted him to write an open letter to the student body. So what happened that caused him to speak out against this madness?  Per a report at TheBlaze: “This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt ‘victimized’ by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13,” Piper explained in his letter posted to the...
  • Anger as protesters trash Paris attacks memorial

    11/30/2015 7:21:53 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Local (FR) ^ | 11-30-15
    Since November 13th and indeed the terror attacks of January Place de la Republique in Paris has become the focal point for locals to show their unity and solidarity. The Marianne statue at the centre of the square has also become a makeshift memorial, with mourners leaving bouquets, candles and other objects in memory of the victims. On Sunday, demonstrators left an estimated 10,000 pairs of shoes beneath the statue and across the square (see picture below). But on Sunday the square became the centre of violent clashes between French police and extreme left-wing groups on the eve of the...
  • Does Any of This Campus Turmoil Have to Do with Race? No, the answer is No.

    11/30/2015 7:20:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/30/2015 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    Allow me to generalize: no. The answer is no. No, Yale is not a hotbed of racism. Neither is Dartmouth. Neither is Columbia. Neither is Princeton. No reasonable person of color on any of these campuses really believes that he suffers interminable racial discrimination sanctioned by such institutions. The best inducement to cathartic rage the Ivy Leaguers can find is strips of black electric tape on some old portraits (unclear whether it's a hoax) or the last name of one of the more progressive Democrats in history. You know you're desperate when your slogan is "We Will Not Surrender...
  • How Uncle Sam chases away US jobs

    11/30/2015 7:17:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/30/2015 | By Paul Mueller and Brian Brenberg
    The Treasury Department released new rules last week to stop the steady stream of American companies relocating overseas to reduce their tax bills. But instead of fixing the cause of the problem -- one of the highest corporate-tax rates in the world -- the government is creating new ones by introducing retroactive penalties that undermine the rule of law. Treasury's latest rule changes come as New York-based pharmaceutical company Pfizer finalizes negotiations with Ireland-based Allergan for a merger that will headquarter the combined firm in Ireland. Pfizer will join a growing list of companies that have recently moved their headquarters...
  • Yahoo Reporter: Gender Preferences In Kids' Toys So Passé

    11/30/2015 6:52:36 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Growing up in a quiet Jewish neighborhood of the Bronx, I was about as far removed as could be from the gun culture. But as a five or six year old, I would beg my parents to take me to visit the toy store a few blocks away so that I could gaze longingly in the window . . . at a toy six-shooter. I share my story because I think it's typical. Of course there are exceptions, but from time immemorial the great majority of little boys have been drawn to toy weapons while little girls have largely been...
  • 'We are becoming the architects of our own destruction': Prince Charles(T)

    11/30/2015 6:49:00 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 11/30/2015 | Peter Allen and Victoria Woollaston and Simon Tomlinson
    Around 150 world leaders have gathered at conference centre in Paris suburbs in a bid to stave off global warming They include PM David Cameron, China's Xi Jinping, India's Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin Prince Charles tells leaders to 'think of your grandchildren, as I think of mine' in rallying call for immediate action Bill Gates leads scheme where 19 countries pledge to double spending on low or no-carbon energy to $20billion Some 2,800 police and soldiers form a ring of steel around centre in wake of ISIS terror attacks in French capital
  • Planned Parenthood CEO Blames Pro-Lifers for Colorado Shooting: They’re “Hateful”

    11/30/2015 6:28:19 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 74 replies
    http://www.lifenews.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | STEVEN ERTELT
    After using the tragic shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood to fund-raise for her abortion business, Planned Parenthood top brass continued the campaign to blame the actions of a deranged shooter not affiliated with the pro-life movement on pro-life people. Although alleged shooter Robert Lewis Dear reportedly mentioned "baby body parts" when arrested at the scene of the crime, Dear has no connections with the pro-life movement and those who know him best say he was never interested in the issue of abortion. Dear, 57-years-old and residing in Colorado and North Carolina, was arrested at the scene in connection with...
  • Muslim “Refugees” : The Issue Is National Security, NOT Racial Or Religious Bias

    11/30/2015 6:20:43 AM PST · by RightSideNews · 10 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 11/30/15 | Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.)
    By Col. Tom Snodgrass (Ret.), Right Side News Syrian Refugees And The Paris Jihadist Massacre The concurrent Islamic-sponsored atrocities occurring in Syria and Paris have finally focused an intense level of attention from the U.S. media and public on the peril of importing Islamic jihad in the persons of Muslims claiming “refugee” status. Obama and the Democrats are defying common sense in their desire to bring Syrian Muslims who cannot be vetted to this country. To quote the FBI Director, James Comey: The challenge we’re all talking about is that, we can only query against that (data) which we have...
  • University of California pledges $1B in Bill Gates' clean energy coalition

    11/30/2015 6:09:46 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 11/30/2015 | Olga R. Rodriguez
    The University of California announced Sunday it has pledged $1 billion over the next five years toward research and development of clean energy technology to fight climate change as part of a coalition led by Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. "The University of California, with its 10 campuses and three national energy labs, is home to some of the best climate scientists in the world and as a public research institution we take the imperative to solve global climate change very seriously," said UC President Janet Napolitano.
  • In Their Own Words: Pro-Lifers Aren't the Only Ones Who Call Abortion Killing

    11/30/2015 6:07:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Scott Klusendorf
    Well, that didn't take long. Within hours of the Colorado shootings, abortion-choice advocates were placing blame squarely on the shoulders of pro-lifers. Apparently, we're guilty of "violent" rhetoric; that is, claiming that abortion intentionally kills an innocent human being and that rhetoric is fueling acts of terror against abortion providers. "Do we really think that there are no consequences to claiming that abortion is murder," writes Jessica Valentiin The Guardian. "Can we stop pretending that pro-life lies don't have an effect. We know why this [attack] happened. Clinic workers who put their lives on the line every day know why...
  • I Was A Woman In The Marine Corps In the Mid-70s. Hillary Clinton’s Story Doesn’t Add Up

    11/30/2015 5:56:34 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2015 | Susan Hutchison
    When I graduated from college, I decided to serve too. I was first recruited for the Marine Corps in the fall of 1975, right when Hillary Clinton claims to have wanted to join the Marines. I began Officer Candidate School with Company C in Quantico, Virginia the next year. It was the first female class required to do everything that men did, which led to being featured on the cover of Life Magazine. Although a medical issue kept me from completing my training and becoming a Marine officer, my experience doesn’t jibe with the yarn which Hillary Clinton has been...
  • The Beauty Queen That China Is Desperate to Stifle

    11/30/2015 5:44:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY comes in many forms, but Anastasia Lin may be first activist to take the fight against dictatorship to the glittery ranks of a beauty pageant. Lin, a 25-year-old actress and model, was crowned Miss World Canada in May. By rights, she should have been in the Chinese resort city of Sanya for the welcoming ceremony of the 2015 Miss World competition last Monday. But Lin, who was born in China, is an outspoken advocate for freedom of conscience in her native land. She has used every platform available to her to raise public awareness of China's harrowing...
  • The Power of a Page

    11/30/2015 5:34:19 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Terry Paulson
    It's easy to leave giving thanks to Thanksgiving, but gratitude is too important to leave to one day. Our evening news, talk shows, and newspapers are too easily preoccupied with violent crimes, natural disasters, crooked politicians, unethical business leaders, and, of course, evil terrorists. What bleeds leads, but today, let's be thankful for the thousands of public and private leaders whose ethical choices and commitment to serve others can be an inspiration to us all. To exceptional leaders, trust, service and integrity are invaluable resources that are treasured and lived out daily. After all, in a world of constant change...
  • ISIS Bloopers

    11/30/2015 5:28:57 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2/2/15 | B'erech
    Too funny for transcription.
  • Move Over Clock Boy, Meet Dandelion Boy

    11/30/2015 5:14:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Katie Kieffer
    14-year-old "Clock Boy" Ahmed Mohamed has nothing on 5-year-old "Dandelion Boy" Drew Johnson. Hands down, Johnson is the real victim of our politically correct culture. Clock Boy has achieved global notoriety on par with Cecil the lion whereas few Americans have heard the story of Dandelion Boy: Indiana kindergartner Drew Johnson of Cumberland Elementary School. Today I'll utilize Dandelion Boy's story to explain a trend in American public schools and playgrounds that threatens your child's long-term psychological development. Johnson is now a freshman in high school, but several years ago he was on the front lines of what is today...
  • Boy, 10, gets 2 deer with one bullet on first hunt

    11/30/2015 5:07:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 62 replies
    WBAY-TV ^ | November 27, 2015
    WISCONSIN (WBAY) -- Every hunter remembers their first buck and the story of how they got it. But a 10-year-old boy from Wisconsin had a rare experience that some may call beginner's luck. "I wanted to go hunting this year because I really wanted a deer," said 10-year-old Kyler Verbeten. Kyler went out hunting Sunday with his dad, with his gun for the first time. "This squirrel kept distracting me, so I kept watching the squirrel," said Kyler. "The squirrel was just jumping from tree to tree, everything. It was just doing weird stuff." Kyler and his dad eventually saw...
  • This is Not a Day Care. It’s a University!

    11/30/2015 4:58:23 AM PST · by all the best · 5 replies
    Oklahoma Wesleyan University ^ | Dr. Everett Piper
    This past week, I actually had a student come forward after a university chapel service and complain because he felt “victimized” by a sermon on the topic of 1 Corinthians 13. It appears that this young scholar felt offended because a homily on love made him feel bad for not showing love! In his mind, the speaker was wrong for making him, and his peers, feel uncomfortable. I’m not making this up. Our culture has actually taught our kids to be this self-absorbed and narcissistic! Any time their feelings are hurt, they are the victims! Anyone who dares challenge them...
  • COP 21 climate change summit: 'Never have the stakes been so high'

    11/30/2015 4:43:06 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    CNN (Clymer News Network) ^ | 11/30/15 | Ben Brumfield
    The United States recognizes its role in contributing to climate change and its responsibility to address it, U.S. President Barack Obama said.... Shortly afterward, French President Francois Hollande acknowledged the magnitude of both events. "France is receiving 150 heads of state," the President said. "Never have the stakes been so high because this is about the future of the planet, the future of life. And yet two weeks ago, here in Paris itself, a group of fanatics was sowing the seeds of death in the streets."
  • The United States of Injustice

    11/30/2015 4:42:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 30, 2015 | Kurt Schlichter
    The leftist catchphrase "No Justice, No Peace" is something of a rarity in the progressive phrasebook because it contains a hint of truth. You cannot have a peaceful society without justice an unjust society teeters on the edge of chaos, held in place only by the force deployed by the elite at its head. But thanks to the mindless quest for power by liberals, who heedlessly sacrifice justice for short term advantage, we are fundamentally transforming from a just society into something very different and very dangerous.A just society is one in which outcomes tend toward those commonly understood to...
  • The Pathology of the Professors

    11/30/2015 3:42:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/15 | Michael Auslin
    It is being claimed a new civil rights era, a stand for social justice against oppression buried deep in some of America’s most privileged bastions. Three weeks ago, the president of the University of Missouri system resigned over charges that he had not taken seriously enough allegations of systemic racism permeating his campuses. At Yale, both the university’s president and the African-American dean of Yale College have capitulated to student demands for sensitivity training, expanded minority programs and courses, and have offered abject public apologies for “failing” Yale’s black students over similar assertions of racial bias on campus, including an...
  • Hamas's Haniyeh says 'intifada' changed the 'equation'

    11/29/2015 9:37:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/11/15 | Dalit Halevy
    Deputy Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh on Sunday once again praised the current terror wave against Israelis, which Hamas calls the “Al-Quds Intifada”, referring to it as "the greatest strategic development in the region" in recent years. Speaking at a conference of religious leaders in Gaza, Haniyeh said the “intifada” has "changed the equations for anyone who believed that the time for the intifada was over, because the struggle and the intifada are not over and our people have the power to impose other equations." He added that the intifada succeeded in less than two months in pulling the rug from...
  • How The Abortion Rights Movement Is Going To Turn Colorado Into A Rallying Cry

    11/29/2015 7:42:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | November 29, 2015 | Evan McMorris-Santoro and Tarini Parti
    WASHINGTON — This week, abortion rights activists are going to use tough language and modern political tactics to make the shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Friday into a political moment they say will put abortion opponents on the defensive after a year that has seen them score a number of political victories against legal and accessible abortion. That means abortion rights supporters using the word “terrorism” to describe what happened in Colorado Springs. That means confronting pro-life Republicans and asking them about what activists call “a culture of violence” directed toward abortion providers. And that means trying...
  • Edmonton Eskimos win 103rd Grey Cup over Ottawa RedBlacks

    11/29/2015 7:02:23 PM PST · by Loyalist · 23 replies
    Global TV ^ | November 29, 2015
    WINNIPEG — The Edmonton Eskimos have won their first CFL championship title since 2005 by beating the Ottawa RedBlacks 26-20 in the 103rd Grey Cup presented by Shaw. Edmonton took a six-point lead with less than four minutes left in the game as Jordan Lynch broke into the endzone with a one-yard quarterback sneak. The Eskimos added a two-point convert following the touchdown. The RedBlacks sat in front 19-18 following three quarters of play thanks to a 33-yard Chris Milo field goal.
  • Sunni cleric says 'women only fit to deliver children'; gender equality 'un-Islamic'

    11/29/2015 6:49:37 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 26 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    Sunni leader Kanthapuram A P Aboobacker Musliar's controversial remarks against gender equality have triggered a strong reaction from parties and activists who demanded that he withdraw them and apologise. Opposition Communist Party of India-Marxist and ruling Congress lashed out at the Islamic scholar over his "anti-women" remarks. Marxist veteran and state Opposition leader V S Achuthanandan alleged that Musliar's remarks were equal to the "anti-democratic" stand of Sangh Parivar and they should be withdrawn. "His remarks amount to insulting even his (Kanthapuram's) own mother. The statements were equal to the anti-democratic stand of Sangh Parivar. He should withdraw it and...
  • The Upside Down Campus Protester

    11/29/2015 6:29:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 30, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Path to IgnoranceOne common denominator characterizes almost all unrest on college campuses: the demands to create more “-studies” courses (black, Latino, feminist, gay, etc.) and thus to hire more -studies professors. An empiricist from Mars might observe that the chief beneficiaries of the protests are -studies academics. They alone will win more jobs and classes, which otherwise few students wish to attend and from which fewer gain any factual knowledge, written and oral speaking skills, or improvement in inductive thinking. A good leftist would cite conflict of interest: the more -studies professors egg on students to protest for more...
  • Norway mulls using heroin to prevent deadly overdoses

    11/29/2015 6:16:07 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 11/29/15 | Mark Lewis
    The pale, zombie-like addicts staggering through concrete underpasses make an unlikely scene in wealthy Norway's picturesque second city. As a gateway to the fjords which zigzag the oil-rich nation's long coastline, Bergen is the last stop on a global drug route that gives it one of the worst heroin problems in Europe.Now with a change in local government here and in the capital, Oslo, there is an appetite to use radical policies to curb the alarming number of Norwegians who die from heroin overdoses each year. Alongside traditional replacement therapies, such as methadone, the new left-wing local leaders want to...
  • The Dawn of a New Form of Capital Punishment (Nitrogen)

    11/29/2015 6:03:09 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 67 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | April 2015 | Josh Sanborn
    Why Oklahoma became the first state to approve nitrogen gas as a lethal injection alternative In the weeks following the execution of Clayton Lockett, the Oklahoma death row inmate whose botched lethal injection triggered a statewide moratorium on executions, lawmakers there began rethinking their approach to capital punishment. Among the people they called on to help was Michael Copeland. Copeland is a criminal justice professor at East Central University, a public school with about 6,000 students in Ada, Okla. From 2010 to 2013, he was the director of the anti-fraud unit at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. Before that, he was...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning ~ 30 November 2015

    11/29/2015 5:02:25 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 58 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC and The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock! Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces. Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today! ~ Hall of Heroes ~ The Berlin Airlift Part 1: The Beginning All info and photos from this website. For the next few weeks, on Mondays, the Hall of the Heroes threads will be about the Berlin Airlift and it's heroes. I hope the story inspires you like it does me! Thank you...
  • Planned Parenthood Official: ‘Hateful Language’ Makes People Think ‘It’s OK to Target’ Us

    11/29/2015 5:01:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 11/29/15 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains President and CEO Vicki Cowart discussed Friday’s shooting that took the lives of three people in Colorado and said the “hateful language” surrounding Planned Parenthood makes some think “it’s OK to target Planned Parenthood.”Cowart said, “We have experienced so much hateful language, hateful speech, such a negative environment has been created around the work that Planned Parenthood does, around the idea of safe and legal abortion and we have seen that across the country from all sort of speakers in the last few months. I can’t believe that this isn’t contributing to some folks mentally unwell...
  • Salon Continues Trashing Americans: ‘We Are The Terrorists’

    11/29/2015 4:53:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/29/15 | Peter Hasson
    “The real Middle East terrorists? Look in the mirror. We’ll never face it because the media won’t level with us.” That was the sub-header for a Salon piece Saturday, which argued that America is intentionally slaughtering huge numbers of innocent civilians, and the “compliant media” is covering up the truth.Titled “‘Sorry we killed your family’: We are the terrorists in the Middle East, and our compliant media will never tell the truth,” the piece accused the United States of engaging in “Western terrorism.” The article’s author, Dana E. Abizaid, suggests that America is intentionally killing journalists, hospital workers and Red Cross personnel,...