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  • BOOK: USA SPENDING 30 TIMES MORE PER CAPITA THAN CHINA ON SOCIAL PROGRAMS

    09/22/2014 11:21:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2014 | By Robert Wilde
    Financial expert and author, Joe Hoft, told Breitbart News Executive Chairman, Stephen K. Bannon, that America’s exorbitant spending on social programs is a disaster waiting to happen, on par with or greater than the bank meltdown in 2008. Appearing on Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot to discuss his book , Falling Eagle Rising Tiger, Hoft explained that when the Great Depression paralyzed America in the 1930’s, President Franklin Roosevelt did not let the crisis go to waste and pushed for social change with his New Deal. Joe, the identical twin brother of the controversial purveyor of Gateway Pundit,...
  • Hillary’s $100 Million Hollywood Makeover (CBS's "Madam Secretary")

    09/22/2014 11:03:18 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 19 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | September 22, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia described the reforms which resulted in the Prague Spring as “socialism with a human face.” The New York Times calls Madam Secretary, CBS’s extremely expensive prime time contribution to the Hillary campaign, “Hillary with a human face.” A network series can cost between $3 and $4 million an episode. Assuming that Madam Secretary runs even one season, instead of being canceled ignominiously like Commander in Chief, the 2005 attempt at giving Hillary a human face, it will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $100 million. That’s double the $46 million that...
  • The Show Won’t Go On

    09/22/2014 10:56:37 AM PDT · by detective · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 20, 2014 | Elizabeth Harrington
    After a series of lackluster reviews, the traveling global warming musical that was financed by the U.S. taxpayers is ending its run early. The Great Immensity, a musical described as “painfully long” and “awkward,” was made possible by a $697,177 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). “The play, which featured songs and video exploring Americans’ relationships to the environment, opened in New York in April with a three-week run before going on a national tour that was supposed to attract 75,000 patrons,” FoxNews.com reported. “But it stalled after a single production in Kansas City, falling short of the lofty...
  • America’s Visa-For-Sale Program

    09/22/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 09/22/2014 | Ian Smith
    For the first time since its creation in 1990, the “investor immigrant” visa program looks on track to have its annual 10,000 allotment fully used up this year. This milestone for the program is due to the increasing number of wealthy applicants from mainland China, a country that now boasts almost 2.5 million millionaires. The “EB-5 visa”, which gives expedited citizenship to applicants who invest $500,000 in a jobs-generating business for 2 years, is not only confusing and poorly designed but it’s been rife with investor fraud since it started. Nevertheless, because of the access a green card provides to...
  • In Case You Missed It, Wendy Davis’ Run for Governor Ended in a Meltdown Friday

    09/22/2014 10:39:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 09/22/2014 | Bryan Preston
    The lone Texas gubernatorial debate took place in the Rio Grande Valley Friday night. Front-runner Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican, just had to get through the debate without making any negative news. The pressure was all on Wendy Davis, Democrat state senator trailing by a lot in the polls, to make something — anything positive — happen.Well, she made something happen. But it wasn’t positive. Davis attacked Abbott over a school finance lawsuit that’s in appeal.Abbott responded that as attorney general, he has an obligation to follow the law and keep the suit going.Davis then went into unleashed...
  • What does the Hillary-Alinksy letter reveal? [Hero Worship]

    09/22/2014 10:34:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Hero worship is mostly what shines through this missive from Hillary Clinton to Saul Alinsky, but as one person noted on Twitter, that may not be the biggest point of this story from the Free Beacon’s Alana Goodman. In July 1971, the future First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and presidential contender lived in the New Left hotbed of Berkeley, California, and was looking for inspiration. She reached out to the grandfather of “community organizing” to express her deep need for his upcoming Rules for Radicals in order to have more fodder for her to “throw at people” in...
  • Tennesseeans: Don't Vote for Governor!

    09/22/2014 10:30:04 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 18 replies
    her own self | Augus 22, 2014 | Mrs Don-o
    Tennesseeans, this is what I wrote for my fellow parishioners, making the case that we ought to consider leaving the GOVERNOR line blank, and just voting Pro-Life YesOn1. Your comments, please? I personally am convinced that the governor's election means nada, since Haslam is going to win unless Christ comes again, or a supercaldera blows somewhere to the West of Memphis and destroys our beloved RockyTop altogether. So the best thing we can do --- owing to math generated by the "dual majority" or "supermajority" mechanism of amending the Constitution --- is to skip the governor race and boost...
  • Ukrainian historians launched a website to debunk the myths of Russian propaganda

    09/22/2014 10:29:27 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 1 replies
    http://ain.ua/2014/09/22/541840 ^ | September 22, 2014 1991
    Timur Crow September 22, 2014 1991 375 111 14 A group of Ukrainian historians has launched a website "Educational program. Historic Front ", which debunk the myths created by Russian propaganda. Scientists have denied more than 50 distortion of Ukrainian history and popular stereotypes created by Russian propaganda. In the project team consists of about 20 historians from the Institute of History of Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, Kiev National University. Shevchenko, Ukrainian Institute of Archeology and others. One of the authors of the project historian Cyril Galusko told "New time", which is mainly the myths of Russian propaganda devoted...
  • The Oil “Market:” Time to Get off This Rollercoaster

    09/22/2014 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Ken Blackwell
    One look at today’s headlines will tell you that events around the world seem more unpredictable and chaotic than ever. Russia is showing no sign of backing down in Ukraine, even under increasing sanctions. The terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) continues to wreak havoc in the Middle East, energized by up to $2 million a day in captured oil revenues. And political violence from Iraq to Libya continues to escalate. Americans are stuck wondering what, if anything, we can and should be doing. In the midst of all this chaos, oil prices were expected...
  • Israel Sending Doctors To Africa To Save Lives Of Ebola Victims

    09/22/2014 9:52:59 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 8 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 22, 2014 | Joel Leyden
    Israel Sending Doctors, Nurses To Africa To Save Lives Of Ebola VictimsBy Joel Leyden Israel News AgencyJerusalem — September 22, 2014 … Doctors and nurses from Israel will be risking their lives as they join an international effort to combat the Ebola epidemic sweeping across Africa. Doctors and other health care professionals from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Beer Sheva who specialize in infectious disease are being sent to Sierra Leone, Cameroon and Liberia to treat infected patients and help prevent spread of the deadly virus. Two physicians are already in Cameroon on behalf of the Israel Foreign Ministry in...
  • Woman undergoes surgery to add 3rd breast {Trangendered Liberation begets Tribreasted Liberation}

    09/22/2014 9:51:14 AM PDT · by drpix · 64 replies
    9news.com.au ^ | 9/22/14 | staff
    ... The Florida woman, who goes by the name Jasmine Tridevil, said she spent $20,000 on the procedure a few months ago after finally finding a doctor willing to perform the operation. “I called 50 doctors...”
  • Activists plan to shut down NY stock exchange [Ruining Business on Monday]

    09/22/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNN MONEY ^ | 9/22/14
    Hundreds of environmentalists plan to "shut down" the New York Stock Exchange Monday to protest the relationship between global warming and Big Business. Scores of protesters marched towards the exchange in lower Manhattan bringing traffic to a standstill by midday Monday for an event dubbed #FloodWallStreet. They planned to march a few blocks north to Wall Street and stage a "sit-in" until forced to leave.
  • This incredible mom died saving her baby — read her heroic story

    09/22/2014 9:14:13 AM PDT · by wyowolf · 27 replies
    MABLETON, Georgia — She was young, beautiful and tragically killed by her daughter’s father early Sunday morning. Now, Jessica Arrendale, 33, is being hailed by her family as a hero for saving her six-month old daughter’s life, even as she died from a bullet to the head. Jessica’s mother, Teresa Inniello, spoke exclusively with WSB’s Pete Combs Wednesday night, telling him the sad details of her daughter’s death and the miraculous survival of her granddaughter, Cobie. Read more at http://rare.us/story/this-incredible-mom-died-saving-her-baby-read-her-heroic-story/#Hzy6f1Jfs74DVzPv.99
  • If Climate Change Deniers Are 'Bonkers', What Does that Make Emma 'Mother of Gaia' Thompson?

    09/22/2014 8:41:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | James Delingpole
    Actress Emma Thompson, arguably best known for her Best Actress Oscar in Howards End and for her courage in naming her daughter Gaia, has declared that anyone who doesn't believe in climate change is "bonkers".
  • Poet: I ‘would’ve died’ for my aborted daughter’s ‘right to choose,’ just ‘like she died for mine’

    09/22/2014 8:40:21 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 72 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/19/14 | Ben Johnson
    What kind of mother asks her baby to die for her? And what kind of media outlet celebrates that? To take the second question first, The Huffington Post is promoting a video featuring Scottish “poet” Leyla Josephine, celebrating her decision to abort her daughter. The video, “I Think She Was a She,” was uploaded to YouTube a month ago. In the video Josephine, decked out in military camouflage, justifies herself in part by saying that she would have been willing to serve as a sacrifice to abortion just as she offered her daughter to the idol of “choice.” “I would’ve...
  • Climate protesters pledge to risk arrest during Wall Street sit-in

    09/22/2014 8:19:48 AM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 22, 2014
    Hundreds of protesters plan to risk arrest on Monday during an unsanctioned blockade in New York City's financial district to call attention to what organizers say is Wall Street's contribution to climate change. The Flood Wall Street demonstration comes on the heels of Sunday's international day of action that brought some 310,000 people to the streets of New York City in the largest single protest ever held on over climate change
  • Watch RFK, Jr. lose it at climate change march when confronted about his hypocrisy

    09/22/2014 8:07:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    By Rick Moran Michelle Fields of PJTV interviewed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the climate march yesterday and corned him about his hypocrisy regarding the use of his cell phone and car. After issuing standard rant against oil companies, including his citing the preposterous figure of $4 trillion spent on the wars for oil over the last decade, Kennedy was asked if he had a cell phone or an iphone.
  • Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test

    09/22/2014 7:53:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 34 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Secular astrophysicists often talk about “primordial nucleosynthesis” as though it were a historical event like Washington crossing the Delaware. In theory, it describes how certain conditions—not God’s handiwork—during an early Big Bang universe somehow cobbled together the first elements. However, unlike Washington’s crossing, no historical evidence corroborates this primordial nucleosynthesis, an idea beset by a theoretical barrier called the “lithium problem.” Secular scientists recently put this problem to a practical test. In theory, the Big Bang’s natural processes would have produced a certain ratio of stable lithium isotopes—lithium-6 and...
  • Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants To Jail His Political Opponents – Accuses Koch Brothers of ‘Treason’

    09/22/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | September 21, 2014 | Marc Morano
    Complete headline: Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Wants To Jail His Political Opponents – Accuses Koch Brothers of ‘Treason’ – ‘They ought to be serving time for it’ Environmental activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. lamented that there were no current laws on the books to punish global warming skeptics. . “I wish there were a law you could punish them with. I don’t think there is a law that you can punish those politicians under,” Kennedy told Climate Depot in a one-on-one interview during the People’s Climate March. The interiew was conducted for the upcoming documentary Climate Hustle. Kennedy Jr. accused...
  • NYT, AP Ignore Large Contingent of Socialists and Far-Leftists in NYC Climate March

    09/22/2014 7:49:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/21/2014 | Tom Blumer
    At Tea Party and conservative events, the press routinely seeks out any shred of evidence of far-right extremism, racism or even uncivil behavior exhibited by attendees. If found, it then tries to portray even one or a few such people out of thousands as somehow typical. Rallies in support of liberals' pet causes get a completely different treatment. The press almost invariably ignores rampant left-wing extremism clearly on display. Sunday's "Climate March" in New York City, along with other smaller marches in other parts of the world, exemplifies the blatant double standard. The Blaze, Gateway Pundit, and others reported no...
  • Reason Magazine actually asked climate protesters what they want to do, and it’s hilarious

    09/22/2014 7:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2014 | Noah Rothman
    Those in politics who spend much of their time railing about the dangers associated with anthropogenic climate change will often assert that the public largely shares their concerns about catastrophic climate shifts. You rarely hear from those oft-cited members of the public who are supposedly alarmed by climate change alarmism. Reason Magazine’s Kmele Foster, co-host of Fox Business Network’s The Independents, revealed why that is when he took to the People’s Climate March in New York City this weekend armed with a camera and a microphone. Unsurprisingly, the People’s March more resembled a throwback anti-capitalism protest than it did...
  • What will the next President inherit from Obama?

    09/22/2014 7:42:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/22/2014 | Keith Edwards
    If we’ve heard it once, we’ve heard it a thousand times since Obama was elected – that every problem he faced as president was inherited from Bush. From Bush’s wars to Bush’s recession, every problem in America, and around the world for that matter, was all Bush’s fault. Well, what goes around comes around, and as the presidential campaign season heats up, the big question that needs to be answered by the Democratic presidential nominee will be: What problems will they be “inheriting” from Obama? For the fun of it, let’s assume Hillary wins the Democratic nomination. Just how will...
  • The Crumbling Climate-Change Consensus: Extremists’ rhetoric heats up as their case falls apart.

    09/22/2014 7:40:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/22/2014 | John Fund
    The United Nations Climate Summit will begin in New York this Tuesday, but environmental activists didn’t wait. All day Sunday, they filled the streets of Manhattan for a march that featured Al Gore, New York City mayor Bill de Blasio, and various Hollywood actors. But they certainly didn’t act like a movement that was winning. There was a tone of fatalism in the comments of many with whom I spoke; they despair that the kind of radical change they advocate probably won’t result from the normal democratic process. It’s no surprise then that the rhetoric of climate-change activists has become...
  • The only way to beat our demographic crisis is to confront the Sexual Revolution

    09/22/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 50 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/19/14 | Don Feder
    Editor’s Note: The following address was delivered by Don Feder, communications director for the World Congress of Families, at the International Forum: Large Family and the Future of Humanity in Moscow September 10-12, 2014. If current trends continue, we won’t run out of energy or other natural resources in the foreseeable future. We will run out of people. This global catastrophe will be the result of rapidly declining fertility, known as Demographic Winter. In 1960, worldwide, the average woman had 5 children. Now, that number is 2.6 and falling – in other words, a decline of almost 50 percent in...
  • Dwyane Wade Brings the 'Heat' to New York for Hublot Watch Unveiling

    09/22/2014 6:32:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/20/14 | Valerie Jack
    Luxury watchmaker Hublot has launched its newest timepiece in New York City. The Swiss watchmaker was joined by brand ambassador Dwyane Wade for the unveiling of the Classic Fusion Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat star’s second timepiece with Hublot....
  • Kerry: Islamic State Not Driven By . . . Islam

    09/22/2014 6:29:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could the "Islamic" in "Islamic State" be a clue? Not for John Kerry. Appearing on today's Morning Joe, our clueless Secretary of State insisted that what drives ISIS is a "radical, extremist, cultish" philosophy, but not--perish the thought!--a "religious attitude." Kerry was of course echoing the analysis of that noted theologian, Barack Obama, who two weeks ago declared that ISIS is "not Islamic." In fairness, Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton have expressed similar sentiments. For a thorough debunking of the ISIS Islam-deniers, see here. View the video here.
  • To end “discrimination,” Aceh to impose Sharia on non-Muslims as well as Muslims

    09/22/2014 6:27:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | September 22, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    We are constantly told my Sharia advocates in the U.S. — those who fight to kill anti-Sharia laws in various states — that Sharia applies only to Muslims, and only to their personal religious observance, such that restricting it would be to interfere with their First Amendment rights.
  • The Koch Brothers Are Far More Worthy of Worship than the Earth Mother

    09/22/2014 6:16:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Sonny Bunch
    Apparently there’s a big rally going on up in NYC right now to support the environment. These people are supporting the environment by expending a ton of CO2 to get to the city to decry the use of CO2. The rally itself is self-evidently absurd; I just wanted to highlight one of the signs seen there:
  • Source: Refs say Colin Kaepernick used racial slur

    09/22/2014 3:40:23 AM PDT · by yoe · 28 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | September 21, 29914
    Needless to say, Colin Kaepernick had a game he'd like to forget after last week's 28-20 loss to the Bears. The 49ers quarterback was responsible for four turnovers in the team's loss, but it was a curious flag that has also drawn attention. After throwing an interception that set up a Bears touchdown, Kaepernick allegedly used a racial slur, according to the refs. Kaepernick was fined more than $11k for the alleged slur, but denied saying anything.
  • Liberals’ Refusal To Secure Our Borders Invites Ebola . . . And Worse

    09/22/2014 4:16:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    “Are you sick, señor?” the coyote asked, eyeing his customer. “You look sick.” Michael Nbume wiped the sweat from his face with his sleeve and leaned on the tailgate of the battered truck. Inside its sweltering back, a dozen Latin Americans waited to head north, staring at the African. “No, it is just the heat. It is drier than in Liberia. I am not used to it,” Mbune lied in fluent English. He knew he was sick; he had seen so many die around him as the epidemic swept through the packed slums of Monrovia. When he first felt the...
  • 2 dead, 13 wounded in city shootings: 'Please don't let me die'

    09/22/2014 5:53:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 9/21/2014 | Peter Nickeas, Dana Ferguson, Liam Ford,
    Two teens were shot to death and at least 13 other people, including a 12-year-old boy, were wounded in shootings between Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. The most recent shooting was a homicide that happened about 4:10 a.m. Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, and the boy killed was the seventh person shot in that area in the West Garfield Park and Lawndale neighborhoods on the West Side.
  • Far Left Climate Geeks Leave Mounds of Trash For Cities to Deal With

    09/22/2014 5:48:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 37 replies
    thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 9-22-2014 | Jim Hoft
    On Sunday, tens of thousands of committed leftists held “climate change” world rallies. Thousands descended on New York City, marching through the heart of Manhattan with a message of alarm for world leaders.The far left activists are worried about the effects of global warming despite the fact that the US just went through its coldest winter in a century and Antarctic sea ice is at record levels.The alarmists are worried about global warming. But, they let others worry about their trash. From the climate rally in London Sunday. This doesn’t seem eco friendly, does it?More trash in New York City....
  • Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

    09/22/2014 5:29:29 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 15 replies
    NY Times ^ | September 21, 2014 | John Schwartz
    John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on Monday that its $860 million philanthropic organization, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, is joining the divestment movement that began a couple years ago on college campuses. The announcement, timed to precede Tuesday’s opening of the United Nations climate change summit meeting in New York City, is part of a broader and accelerating initiative. In recent years, 180 institutions — including philanthropies, religious organizations, pension funds and local governments — as well...
  • Exclusive: Lois Lerner breaks silence

    09/22/2014 5:27:09 AM PDT · by upchuck · 83 replies
    Politco ^ | Sept 22, 2014 | Rachael Bade
    Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS. Lois Lerner is toxic — and she knows it. But she refuses to recede into anonymity or beg for forgiveness for her role in the IRS tea party-targeting scandal. “I didn’t do anything wrong,” Lerner said in her first press interview since the scandal broke 16 months ago....
  • The Case for Delayed Adulthood

    09/22/2014 4:52:54 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 73 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 9/19/14 | Laurence Steinberg
    ONE of the most notable demographic trends of the last two decades has been the delayed entry of young people into adulthood. According to a large-scale national study conducted since the late 1970s, it has taken longer for each successive generation to finish school, establish financial independence, marry and have children. Today’s 25-year-olds, compared with their parents’ generation at the same age, are twice as likely to still be students, only half as likely to be married and 50 percent more likely to be receiving financial assistance from their parents. People tend to react to this trend in one of...
  • USPS: Where The Customer Is Always Last

    09/22/2014 4:42:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Bang! Lee looked up from addressing a package while she waited in line for service at the post office. Despite a lobby packed with customers—without notice—a postal worker slammed down the service window gate and went to lunch, leaving Lee and the other patrons to fend for themselves. The U.S. Postal Service excels at treating customers poorly. My friend Lee’s story is but one of many nightmares of churlish postal workers and deficient USPS customer service. Many government workers get away with behavior that would get them fired if they worked at a private company like McDonald’s or Apple. There...
  • Obamacare Architect Finds Cure for Old Age

    09/22/2014 4:34:44 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 5 replies
    American Spectaror ^ | 9/22/2014 | David Catron
    If George Washington was the father of our country, Benjamin Franklin was its grandfather. While the former was fighting the British at home, the latter was on the other side of the Atlantic securing the money and arms that kept the revolution alive. It is no exaggeration to say that, without Franklin’s indefatigable diplomatic efforts in Europe, the American Revolution would have failed. What has this to do with Obamacare? When that conflict was officially ended by the Treaty of Paris, Franklin was 77 — well past the age when key ACA architect Ezekiel Emanuel says we should all embrace...
  • The Drum Circle Beats for “AmEriKaN” Climate Change

    09/22/2014 4:30:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | John Ransom
    Liberal publications around the globe celebrated climate change on Sunday by gushing over a reconvening of the same drum circle that took over Wall Street in the misshaped Occupy movement in 2011—and failed to do anything but offend ordinary Americans. “More than 400,000 people turned out for the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday,” says the HuffPo, “just days before many of the world's leaders are expected to debate environmental action at the United Nations climate summit.” Coincidence? No. Claiming that the Sunday marchers were part of big tent that represents all of America, the New York...
  • Iranian hardliners form ‘chastity patrols’

    09/22/2014 4:29:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Gulf News ^ | 9/19/2014
    “Chastity patrols”, created by an Iranian paramilitary group, are patrolling the streets of Iran to force women to go “well covered” in public. At the beginning of summer, trendy Iranian women started wearing lighter clothes, more transparent veils to cover their hair and slightly shortened sleeves that still end below the elbow. That tendency prompted the more conservative sectors to demand imposition of “good hijab” in accordance with a much stricter interpretation of the Islamic dress code. But the Ansar-e-Hezbollah group has gone further and organised street patrols in Tehran “to control morality in women”, especially young women, who are...
  • 16-year-old attacked with acid for turning down marriage proposal

    09/22/2014 4:25:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    A 16-year-old girl was attacked with acid on Saturday in Jhang by two men, one of whom was allegedly rejected for marriage by the victim’s family, Express News reported. The victim was shifted to a hospital, where doctors say she is in critical condition and has sustained 90% burn injuries. Further, doctors say she has lost 95% of her eyesight. “One man, Tauseef, has been arrested. And we are very close to arresting the second attacker, Asmatullah, and are hoping to do so today,” said a police official. “Tauseef confessed to the crime,” the DSP said, adding, “We have lodged...
  • 'I Don't Feel Sorry for Him': British Hate Preacher Anjem Choudary on IS-Held Alan Henning

    09/22/2014 4:20:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/22/2014 | Gopi Chandra Kharel
    "In the Quran it is not allowed for you to feel sorry for non-Muslims. I don't feel sorry for him." These are the words spoken by British "hate preacher" Anjem Choudary in reference to Alan Henning, a British citizen who has been marked as the next victim to be beheaded by the Islamic State.In his usual, but extremely hateful statement, Choudary said on Sunday that he has no sympathy, what-so-ever for Alan Henning, a volunteer aid worker captured by the Sunni militants in Syria while delivering food and water to refugees in the country.The jihadists threatened to behead the 47-year-old...
  • Republicans Shouldn’t Pander to Hispanic Voters

    09/22/2014 4:20:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Star Parker
    Our national debate on immigration policy centers on a paradox. We must become aware of it and deal with it. The United States needs an immigration policy because a lot of people want to come here. If that weren’t the case, we wouldn’t need an immigration policy. Why do they want to come? For freedom. And because there is freedom, there is opportunity. The immigration issue is now a political football because of the political baggage it carries. Both parties want the votes of the Hispanic population, the most rapidly growing demographic in the country. And this is the same...
  • ISIS calls Obama 'the mule of the Jews' and John Kerry an 'old uncircumcised geezer' and...

    09/22/2014 4:18:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    ISIS is once again urging Muslims to 'kill disbelievers' and attacking Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama for recent statements they have made about the terrorist group in a new audio recording. Islamic State spokesman Abu Mohammad al-Adnani refers to Sec. of State Kerry as 'the old uncircumcised geezer' and calls Pres. Obama 'the mule of the Jews' on the recording, which is roughly 42-minutes long. He then asks Muslims to do whatever they can to kill those who do not share their faith. 'If you can kill a disbelieving American or European - especially the spiteful...
  • Unity With the Persecuted

    09/22/2014 3:54:43 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | September 22, 2014 | Faith J. H. McDonnell
    Addressing the “In Defense of Christians” (IDC) summit on Wednesday morning, September 10, U.S. Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) declared that every “freedom-loving man, woman, and child must be engaged” in the fight to defend persecuted Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East.
  • Is Marriage “Just a Piece of Paper”?

    09/22/2014 2:46:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 9/22/14 | R C Sproul
    In the past few decades, the option of living together, rather than moving into a formal marriage contract, has proliferated in our culture. Christians must be careful not to establish their precepts of marriage (or any other ethical dimension of life) on the basis of contemporary community standards. The Christian’s conscience is to be governed not merely by what is socially acceptable or even by what is legal according to the law of the land, but rather by what God sanctions.Unfortunately, some Christians have rejected the legal and formal aspects of marriage, arguing that marriage is a matter of private...
  • Communists, Radicals Spotted Throughout Climate March in NYC Demanding ‘Revolution, Nothing Less’

    09/22/2014 12:40:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Blaze / The Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Tens-of-thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of New York City Sunday to demand political leaders take action on climate change. While the protest remained peaceful, much of the “People’s Climate March” appeared to be made up of fringe elements of the political left. Dozens of signs denouncing capitalism were spotted at the demonstration, often held by self-proclaimed socialists. “Capitalism is destroying the planet,” a sticker on one woman’s shirt read, “We need revolution, nothing less.”(continued)
  • Texas has become epicenter of conservative movement

    09/21/2014 9:05:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2014 | Dan Balz, Chief correspondent
    AUSTIN — Twenty years ago this November, Texas elected George P. Bush’s uncle as governor. That election cemented Republicans in power in the Lone Star State after a steady period of ascendance. Democrats haven’t won a statewide elective office since and their candidates for governor (state Sen. Wendy Davis) and lieutenant governor (state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte) are currently seen here in Texas as underdogs this fall. In the two decades since George W. Bush became governor, the Republican Party here has turned several shades redder. Texas might qualify now as the epicenter of the conservative movement across the...
  • Ferguson versus Whitopia

    09/21/2014 8:41:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    al-Jazeera ^ | September 21, 2014 | Rich Benjamin
    Focus on police bias obscures meaningful debate on structural racism that perpetuates racial injustice and inequality. In the wake of the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed teenager shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, on Aug. 9, the public has heard quite a bit about the town, its residents and their supposed violence. But about half an hour drive west of Ferguson, along a highway straddling the Missouri River, you will come to what may seem a planet away: St. Charles County. St. Charles is a “Whitopia” — a predominantly white county that has posted 6 percent...
  • 300,000 marchers ring climate warning bell in NYC, around globe

    09/21/2014 7:33:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    CBS News ^ | 09/21/2014
    NEW YORK - Over three hundred thousand activists walked through Manhattan on Sunday, warning that climate change is destroying the Earth - in stride with demonstrators around the world who urged policymakers to take quick action. Starting along Central Park West, most came on foot, others with bicycles and walkers, and some even in wheelchairs. Many wore costumes and marched to drumbeats. One woman played the accordion. But their message was not entertaining: "We're going to lose our planet in the next generation if things continue this way," said Bert Garskof, 81, as a family member pushed his wheelchair through...
  • Festivities, drums ring out peace from Statehouse steps [SC]

    09/21/2014 7:27:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 20 replies
    myrtlebeachonline.com ^ | 9-21-14 | Harrison Cahill
    COLUMBIA, SC — Drummers from the Columbia Drum Circle began beating rhythms that reverberated Sunday over the bustling of Gervais and Main streets, while nearby children made instruments out of recycled materials and got their faces painted. A crowd from the community and local civic groups gathered Sunday afternoon on the State House steps for the inaugural “Peace Day at the State House” rally sponsored by the Carolina Peace Resource Center. Lizzie Utset, an intern with the peace center who organized the event, said it was hard work bringing all of the groups and people together from Columbia to Charleston...