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  • Polish retailer....pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort

    12/17/2014 7:12:35 PM PST · by Morgana
    LIFE SITE NEWS ^ | Wed Dec 17, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    FULL TITLE: Polish retailer caught off guard by pro-life protests after Christmas ads feature Satanist and pro-abort The slogan for retail giant Empik claims the company “inspires everybody differently.” The ads inspired one pro-life group to boycott its stores. Polish pro-lifers organized a boycott of Empik, whose 200 stores sell books, magazines, DVDs, video games and other products. Empik’s Christmas ad campaign seems a better fit for Halloween, featuring a famous Satanist and an author who has boasted of her own abortions. Empik’s controversial campaign consisted of TV spots and posters with famous entertainers advertising various Christmas gifts. Among the...
  • Cosby won't be charged over molestation claim

    12/16/2014 7:29:23 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2014 | Associated Press (AP)
    LOS ANGELES Los Angeles prosecutors on Tuesday declined to file any charges against Bill Cosby after a woman recently claimed the comedian molested her around 1974. The rejection of a child sexual abuse charge by prosecutors came roughly 10 days after the woman, Judy Huth, met with Los Angeles police detectives for 90 minutes. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office rejected filing a misdemeanor charge of annoying or molesting a child under the age of 18 because the statute of limitations had passed.
  • Don't Look for Culture War Arguments in Campaign 2016

    12/16/2014 4:31:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 2014 | Michael Barone
    In an earlier column, I looked at the role the abortion issue would play in the 2016 election -- not very much, I concluded -- and promised another column on other cultural issues. Here goes. On anyone's list of cultural issues that have been debated over the last decade, same-sex marriage ranks just behind abortion. And unlike abortion, opinion on same-sex marriage has changed dramatically in recent years. Not long ago, it wasn't a political issue at all. The gifted writers Andrew Sullivan and Jonathan Rauch were making an intellectually serious, and interestingly conservative, case for same-sex marriage. But the...
  • VIDEO: Muslim Fast-Food Worker Has Shocking Reaction to Someone Ordering Bacon

    12/14/2014 7:59:39 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 98 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | 12DEC2014 | Staff Writer
    Ah, the joys of tolerance. Sydney, Australia has begun to learn them after opening several Muslim-friendly restaurants that serve only halal food that is permissible to be eaten under Shariah law. One of those restaurants is featured in this video of a Muslim man who completely loses it when a customer, apparently unaware that he was in a halal-only KFC, asked for bacon on his sandwich. The video shows the KFC employee yelling screaming, really about being recorded. He also threatens the customer. Apparently he really, really doesnt like the word bacon. Great customer service at those halal-only...
  • Planned Parenthood makes penis shaped Holiday decoration (Warning PP Barf Alert)

    12/13/2014 8:38:10 PM PST · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Saynsumthn's Blog ^ | December 12, 2014 | Saynsumthn
    All I want for Christmas is a penis shaped holiday decoration and so the song goes wait- what ??? I was doing a little searching on Twitter to see if I needed to update my most recent blog about Planned Parenthood using Christmas to sell baby killing through abortion and came across a few shockers. First is this little doozy from tweeter Laura Palmer who suggested that Mary the mother of Jesus- should have gone to Planned Parenthood, If Mary had gone to Planned Parenthood we wouldnt have to deal with all of this holiday bull****, she tweeted....
  • Franklin Graham: America glorifying sin

    12/12/2014 1:27:33 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 13 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | December 12, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Christian Post, Melissa Barnhart notes that, "The Rev. Franklin Graham, president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritans Purse, says the government's attacks against Christianity and bans on traditional Christmas themes while society glorifies sin is 'like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God.' 'What's happening is we're glorifying sin, we're lifting up sin. And it's like little children shaking their fist at Almighty God,' Graham told Fox News host Megyn Kelly during a Wednesday segment of 'The Kelly File.' Speaking about atheists and secularists' actions to ban celebrations of Christmas in schools and government...
  • Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

    12/12/2014 1:06:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | 12-12-2014 | Eric Deggans
    Consider this warning that recently greeted viewers of ABC's political soap opera, Scandal: "The following drama contains adult content. Viewer discretion is advised." That label was slapped on the episode because of scenes like the moment when trained torturer Huck prepared to ply his trade on colleague (and soon-to-be girlfriend) Quinn Perkins. "Normally, I'd start with the drill or a scalpel," he told Perkins, who was bound and gagged, looking on in terror. "Peeling off the skin can be beautiful. Or removing fingers, toes; I like the feeling of a toe being separated from a foot. ... I'm so sorry,...
  • Gay activists march in Newfoundland Christmas parade, promote LGBT family

    12/08/2014 6:41:19 AM PST · by massmike · 6 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 12/08/2014 | Pete Baklinski
    A number of homosexual advocacy groups marched in the Sunday parade, including PFLAG, St. Johns Pride Inc., and local homosexual magazine OutPort. PFLAG (Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays), with hundreds of chapters around the world and 60 in Canada, exists to advance equality and full societal affirmation of LGBT people through its threefold mission of support, education, and advocacy. It has been a leading proponent of same-sex marriage and homosexual adoption. It also opposes abstinence-only education. Homosexual activist Noah Davis-Power, former president of St. Johns Pride Inc., defended the Christmas parade as a suitable event for homosexual...
  • The College Rape Overcorrection

    12/08/2014 1:14:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | December 7, 2014 | Emily Yoffe
    ".....Any woman who is raped, on campus or off, deserves a fair and thorough investigation of her claim, and those found guilty should be punished. But the new rulesrules often put in place hastily and in response to the idea of a rape epidemic on campushave left some young men saying they are the ones who have been victimized. They are starting to push back. In the past three years, men found responsible for sexual assault on campus have filed more than three dozen cases against schools. They argue that their due process rights have been violated and say they...
  • US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility

    12/03/2014 4:10:37 PM PST · by robowombat · 18 replies
    CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent ^ | Wednesday, December 03, 2014 | Paul Strand
    US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility By Paul Strand CBN News Washington Sr. Correspondent Wednesday, December 03, 2014 WASHINGTON -- A school tells a student that he can't attend because God's the most important thing in his life. A public health official gets fired for sermons he gave in his off-hours as a lay pastor. A congregation is told they may not be able to locate downtown just because - and only because - they're a church. These are all real examples of cases in the past several months showing your religion can get you in real trouble...
  • Chinese-American Mom Says Common Core Is Just Like Education in Communist China

    12/01/2014 8:49:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Nov. 30, 2014 | Paula Bolyard
    "Do you just want your kids to be test machines and cheap workers for corporations?"Lily Tang Williams, a mother of three, testified before the Colorado State Board of Education that Common Core was similar to the education she received growing up in Maos Communist China. Common Core, in my eyes, is the same as the Communist core I once saw in China, Williams said. I grew up under Maos regime and we had the Communist-dominated education nationalized testing, nationalized curriculum, and nationalized indoctrination. In a post at FreedomWorks, Williams wrote about her experience with the Chinese education system: Our...
  • Nancy Pelosi "San Francisco is the 'model' for living the gospel (video)

    12/01/2014 4:09:22 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 58 replies
    Progressivestoday.com ^ | December 1, 2014 | P.W. Adams
    Even though San Francisco has been known to be home of the radical gay agenda, and where selective abortion based upon sex has been pushed by government officials, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi seems to think the city is on par with Biblical scripture. During a Thanksgiving day speech at the San Francisco Interfaith Council, Nancy Pelosi stated that San Francisco is the model for living the gospel (20:30-20:42): And I think that we have to challenge all of us in public policy, certainly not in San Francisco which is the model of living the gospel, but in public policy to say,...
  • Southern Democrats urge return to Party basics

    11/29/2014 6:55:02 AM PST · by Din Maker · 60 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | November 28, 2014
    Southern Democrats are joining others in the party who say that a return to advocating to lift people out of economic hardship and emphasizing spending on education and public works will re-energize black voters and attract whites as well. "It's time to draw a line in the sand and not surrender our brand," Rickey Cole, the party chairman in Mississippi, said. He believes candidates have distanced themselves from the past half-century of Democratic principles. "We don't need a New Coke formula," Cole said. "The problem is we've been out there trying to peddle Tab and RC Cola." Cole and other...
  • The Benefits of Being Politically Correct(not a satire but reads like one)

    11/29/2014 4:45:16 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 30 replies
    NYT ^ | November 10, 2014 | Anna North
    The Benefits of Being Politically Correct By Anna North November 10, 2014 1:20 pm 30 Comments When people bring up political correctness, theyre often talking about how much they hate it. Unlike, say, diversity or inclusion, the term is perhaps most frequently used by those who object to what it stands for, who feel that calls to change the way they speak harm them or society in some way. These objections inspired Jack Goncalo, a professor of organizational behavior at Cornell, and his team to study the actual effects of political correctness. Theyd heard this idea that the effort to...
  • Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving

    11/28/2014 9:49:46 AM PST · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    Tradition, Family, & Property Blog ^ | November 28, 2014 | John Horvat II
    Stop the Madness of Un-Thanksgiving John Horvat II 26 November As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holidays, many are preparing to engage in a strange new ritual that is crowding out the traditional turkey and pumpkin pie. The ritual, of course, is the extension of Black Friday shopping into Thanksgiving Day. It is a practice so shocking that we might as well create a new holidayun-Thanksgivingsince nothing could be more contrary to the intention of the real holiday than its present evolution. This year, media will again report on frenzied shoppers mobbing retail stores in search of super bargains....
  • Evangelicals with gay children challenging church (AP vs. Christianity)

    11/27/2014 12:19:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 90 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 27, 2014 2:00 PM EST | Rachel Zoll
    Rob and Linda Robertson did what they believed was expected of them as good Christians. When their 12-year-old son Ryan said he was gay, they told him they loved him, but he had to change. He entered reparative therapy, met regularly with his pastor and immersed himself in Bible study and his church youth group. After six years, nothing changed. A despondent Ryan cut off from his parents and his faith, started taking drugs and in 2009, died of an overdose. Now we realize we were so wrongly taught, said Rob Robertson, a firefighter for more than 30 years who...
  • Obama 'puzzled' at annual turkey pardon

    11/27/2014 6:24:22 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/26/14 | Alexandra Jaffe
    ....Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted before saving the bird from it's likely demise that he found the decades-old tradition somewhat "puzzling." "It is a little puzzling that I do this every year, but I will say that I enjoy it because with all the tough stuff that swirls around in this office it's nice once in a while just to say, 'Happy Thanksgiving,'" he said.
  • Happy National Genocide (Thanksgiving) Day!

    11/26/2014 5:05:16 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 69 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 11-25-2014 | Nicole Breedlove
    Thanksgiving has never been a celebratory holiday in my family. Whenever my family did cook we always gave thanks that all the Native Americans weren't wiped out when Columbus "discovered" America. My teachers made it seem like Thanksgiving was a holiday to look forward to. The New York City public education system told me what Thanksgiving was all about. I was very careful to regurgitate what they taught me when tested so I wouldn't get a failing grade. When I was older though I was told the truth by my family. Whenever someone asked what I was doing for Thanksgiving...
  • Procter & Gamble Backs Gay Marriage

    11/20/2014 9:36:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | November 20, 2014 | Curtis M. Wong
    Add Procter & Gamble to the ever-growing list of companies to openly support marriage equality. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Ohio-based consumer products giant has taken a public stand on same-sex marriage in what P&G's Chief Global Diversity Officer William Gipson describes as "statement of support for our employees." Added Chief Legal Officer Deborah P. Majoras: "We have always supported our employees and fostered a culture of inclusion and respect -- this includes the right to marry whomever they choose and to have that union legally recognized." This is the first time that P&G has gone on the record...
  • Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay

    11/20/2014 2:46:39 PM PST · by napscoordinator · 123 replies
    Country News ^ | 20 November 2014 | Unknown
    [2 Billy Gilman Reveals Hes Gay By Billy Dukes 34 minutes ago Hours after one country artist revealed he is gay, another followed. Billy Gilman followed. On Thursday afternoon, he took to YouTube to reveal he is gay.
  • How Revolutionary Were the Ancient Christians' Views on Sex?

    11/20/2014 5:35:32 AM PST · by xzins · 45 replies
    Christian Headlines ^ | November 17, 2014 | Eric Metaxas
    For the first seventy or so years of Christianity's existence, the Greco-Roman world paid it relatively little attention. There were persecutions here and there (like the one that claimed the lives of Peter and Paul). But, for the most part, it wasnt until the second century that their pagan neighbors began to focus their attention on just how different Christians were. As Michael J. Kruger of Reformed Theological Seminary wrote at The Gospel Coalition, one major difference was that Christians would not pay homage to the other gods of the Roman world. Since paying homage to these gods was...
  • Chicago Public Schools Teach 5th-Graders About Safe Anal Sex

    11/19/2014 8:38:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 28 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 11/18/14 | Dave Blount
    It is absolutely essential that education be pried loose from the claws of Big Government and Big Unions. Otherwise children will continue to be educated by liberals. For a graphic example of what this entails, refer to Chicago, the political cesspools of which spawned our Community Organizer in Chief: Parents at a Near West Side school say they are shocked and horrified after viewing a new sex education curriculum intended for fifth-graders, saying the way the information is presented is over the top and not age-appropriate. During report card pickup Wednesday at Andrew Jackson Language Academy, the school hosted several...
  • Scientist apologizes for his sexist shirt, but the Internet still wants women to shut up and die

    11/14/2014 4:46:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 147 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11-14-14 | Rachel Feltman
    Matt Taylor, who's a great scientist and seems to also be a pretty cool dude, gave a teary, heartfelt apology for his choice of attire on the day of Rosetta's probe landing. "I made a big mistake, and I offended many people," Taylor said at Friday's media briefing, his voice trembling, "and I'm very sorry about this." With that, the briefing moved onto the science (as it should -- Philae's days are numbered, and we want to find out as much as we can from the little probe that could). Taylor seemed to have trouble speaking for a few minutes,...
  • Mother outraged over "Princess Wand" with disturbing image

    11/12/2014 12:59:30 PM PST · by dware · 29 replies
    Fox25 ^ | 11.12.2014 | Kristen
    <p>An Ohio mother says she was sickened after buying a "princess wand" at a local store which shows a girl cutting her wrist and playing a demonic laugh.</p> <p>The mother said she bought the non-descript, pinkish-orange wand for her two-year-old daughter at a dollar store in Dayton.</p>
  • The Madalyn Murray O'hair Murder

    11/11/2014 7:36:18 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 56 replies
    Religious Freedom Coalition ^ | 1999/2011 | William J. Murray
    (Statement of William J. Murray first released in 1999) My mother, brother and daughter were murdered by fellow atheists. There is no getting around the evidence. For almost three years the national atheist organization my mother once led has claimed she left the country with a large amount of money. This was false and I will tell you in this letter why they told this lie over and over again. First, I want to talk to you about spiritual matters that the general media does not understand. My mother was not just Madalyn Murray OHair, the atheist leader. She was...
  • School tells kids: Stop praying to Jesus, singing Amazing Grace (Colorado Springs)

    11/11/2014 6:57:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 66 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 10, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    Christian students at a Colorado public high school were told they could no longer meet to pray, sing religious songs or discuss religious topics during free time because such activity violated the U.S. Constitution, a lawsuit filed in federal court alleges. Chase Windebank is a senior at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. Three years ago he started meeting together informally with his classmates for prayer and religious fellowship. The young people would meet in an unoccupied choir room to sing songs like Amazing Grace and discuss the issues of the day from a religious perspective. But all...
  • Stay Classy, Liberals: Gov. Rick Perry Gets Anal Sex Questions At Dartmouth

    11/11/2014 3:32:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 88 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 10, 2014 | Matt Vespa
    This is liberalism at its finest. Get really angry with someone who holds views different from your own, and then berate that person with hyper-emotional drivel. In this case, the victim was Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who received sexually explicit questions from Dartmouth's student body regarding anal sex during a visit to the college. Perry is a social conservative. According to the Dartmouth, the student newspaper, Perry was there to discuss the midterms, border security, energy initiatives and foreign policy. There was a Q&A sessionand thatswhen things devolved. Both presidents of the College Democrats and Republicans condemned the actions of...
  • Tony the Tiger Says, Wear Your Stripes With Pride, Gay Pride That Is (Kelloggs promoting sodomy)

    11/08/2014 9:59:34 AM PST · by UnwashedPeasant · 89 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 11/7/14 | Michael Morris
    Kelloggs was a sponsor of the Atlanta Gay Pride March and festival last month. Apparently, Tony the Tiger wants to make sure you and your kids wear your stripes with pride, gay pride that is. According to the American Family Associations (AFA) Facebook page, [t]hey even put an ad in the Pride Guide. Also displayed on the ad is Human Rights Campaign (HRC), who considers Kellogg one of the BEST PLACES TO WORK, due to its support "for LGBT Equality."
  • Two charged in Chesco killing of 3-year-old Read more at

    11/07/2014 8:48:20 AM PST · by Phillyred · 17 replies
    In a killing described as "an American horror story," a man and his girlfriend were charged with murder for beating her 3-year-old son to death in their West Caln mobile home, Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan said Thursday. Hogan said his office would seek the death penalty against Gary Fellenbaum, 23, and Jillian Tait, 31, for torturing Tait's son Scott McMillan to death over three days with a homemade whip, a curtain rod, a piece of aluminum siding, and their fists, at one point while he was taped to a chair. The boy was discovered Tuesday after he died,...
  • What different religions say about aliens: A brief guide

    11/04/2014 8:38:50 AM PST · by EveningStar · 67 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 26, 2014 | Chris Wright / David Weintraub
    Religions have surprisingly diverse approaches to the issue of possible extraterrestrial life, David Weintraub found. Below, a quick survey adapted from his book "Religions and Extraterrestrial Life: How Will We Deal With It?" and interviews with the author.
  • Lena Dunham slams claims she sexually abused younger sister during childhood

    11/02/2014 8:03:16 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 89 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/2/14 | Victoria Taylor
    Lena Dunham has blasted a right-wing websites upsetting and disgusting claims that she molested her little sister when they were kids. Truth Revolts article, Lena Dunham Describes Sexually Abusing Her Little Sister, points to a section of the Girls creator and stars new book of essays, Not That Kind Of Girl, in which she describes examining her then-one-year-old sister Graces vagina when she was 7 to see if it looked the same as her own. The piece also mentions a National Review article that calls the essay especially suspicious and says there is no non-horrific interpretation of this episode. Dunham...
  • What Do Gays Really Want From The Church?

    11/02/2014 7:48:02 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11-2-14 | Patricia L. Dickson
    After a federal judge in Idaho recently ruled that the states ban on gay marriage was unconstitutional, ordained ministers Donald and Evelyn Knapp who own the Hitching Post wedding chapel in the city of Coeur dAlene, were asked by a gay couple to perform their wedding ceremony. According to Fox News , the ministers declined to perform the wedding due to their opposition to same-sex marriage. However, because the Hitching Post wedding chapel is registered as a for-profit business rather than a church or place of worship (although the wedding chapel is registered with the state as a religious corporation...
  • Some Revere parents upset over Islam in curriculum

    10/22/2014 6:49:48 PM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 21 replies
    whdh.com ^ | October 20, 2014
    REVERE, Mass. (WHDH) - Some parents in Revere were angry when they learned students were being taught about Islam and the Muslim religion. "No religion should be taught at school. In their paper it says Allah is their only God. That's insulting to me as a Christian who believes in just Jesus only," said Anthony Giannino. A section of the textbook describing the beliefs of Muslims says, "I bear witness that there is no God but Allah." Giannino immediately pulled his son out of the classroom. "We don't believe in Allah. I don't believe in my son learning about this...
  • How America learned to love gay marriage

    10/22/2014 12:38:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    The London Telegraph ^ | October 13, 2014 | Peter Foster in Washington
    American attitudes to gay marriage have been turned on their head in the space of a single generation. After a US Supreme Court decision this month, 30 of Americas 50 states will have gay marriage laws, which is testament to the sudden shift in attitudes towards same-sex unions in the US. Two decades ago barely a quarter of Americans believed members of the LGBT community should enjoy equal marriage rights; now nearly two-thirds accept gay marriage. This quantum leap cannot be explained by what sociologists call generational shift that is older, conservative folk dying off and younger, more liberal...
  • Oh, Boy (Woman dresses her 4-year-old son in pink tutus. - Slate)

    10/21/2014 5:04:18 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 26 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/21/14 | Emily Yoffe
    Q. My Sisters Parenting: My sister has this idea that she shouldnt confine her son to traditional gender stereotypes. Recently she started dressing him in feminine clothing. He is 4 years old and gets teased at his day care and has expressed many times how much he hates his dresses and pink tutus. She keeps telling him the other children are wrong to tease him and he should be proud of dressing that way. What can I say to her without insulting her parenting skills? A: Your sisters behavior will not have your son embrace her ideals of gender fluidity,...
  • Toys R Us pulls Breaking Bad dolls

    10/21/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 21, 2014 9:18 PM EDT | Anne DInnocenzio
    Toys Я Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about Walter White, a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer, and his sidekick Jesse Pinkman. The figures have a detachable bag of cash and a bag of methamphetamines.Toys Я Us, which is based in Wayne, New Jersey, told The Associated Press late Tuesday that the dolls are being removed immediately from its website and shelves. …
  • Abortion Barbie becomes Dildo Davis: democrat candidates get desperate

    10/21/2014 10:54:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-21-14 | DrJohn
    Boy is it getting ugly. As democrat candidates lose ground, they become more desperate and vicious. Wendy Davis has already derided Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair and now she slides right into the gutter: Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis earlier this month was pilloried in the press for her attack ad that prominently highlighted the fact that her Republican opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott uses a wheelchair. Davis took her attacks to a new level on Monday by strongly implying Abbott would support an interracial marriage ban, despite the fact that Abbott is married to a Latina....
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • Obama defines US as "Muslim Country"

    10/15/2014 10:25:10 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 91 replies
    Jerusalem online ^ | Oct 13, 2014, 11:00AM | Yoni Ariel | Oct 13, 2014, 11:00AM | Yoni Ariel
    A few days ago President Obama, in an interview he gave France's Canal+ TV Channel, said that the American people need to be better educated about Islam, since US could and should be regarded as a Muslim country. He said that the number of Muslims residing in the US makes it "one of the biggest Muslim nations". In reality the US has one of the smallest percentages of Muslims of any Western country. The number of Muslims in the US is approximately 4.5 million, 1.5% of the population, one of the smallest minorities in the US. Since there are approximately...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • This Cheerios Commercial Featuring a Gay Couple and Their Adopted Daughter Is Adorable

    10/13/2014 7:56:26 AM PDT · by Salman · 147 replies
    Slate ^ | Oct. 3 2014 | Mark Joseph Stern
    Over the past few years, General Mills has positioned itself as something like the anti-Chick-fil-A, celebrating LGBT pride and vehemently opposing Minnesotas proposed gay marriage ban. All of that is very nicebut come on, this is 2014. If youre a food company and you havent made an adorable ad featuring a gay couple with their children, youre just another face in the pro-gay corporate crowd. Luckily, General Mills has now decided to get with the program, releasing a commercial with a gay couple, their adopted daughter, and a bowl of Cheerios. And the ad is just as impossibly cute as...
  • When guys find out Im a virgin [author is a 26 year old female Christian]

    10/13/2014 3:06:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 395 replies
    Salon ^ | October 5, 2014 | Ellen Burkhardt
    Theres no good time to tell a guy youre a virgin. First date? Too much, too soon. Wait until the third date and you risk being considered a tease. Second date? Perhaps, but at this point youre both still fretting over whether or not to eat another piece of bread; delving into sexual histories (or lack thereof) seems a bit extreme. So: Theres no good time to tell a guy youre a virgin. Even worse? Telling him youre waiting until marriage.
  • What the 'gay marriage' debate is really about

    10/10/2014 10:29:10 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 66 replies
    WND ^ | Oct. 10, 2014 | Matt Barber
    Exclusive: Matt Barber warns, 'The courts are tossing around spiritual nitroglycerin' Its called Pandoras Box. And the Supreme Court just opened it. Did you actually think the debate over gay marriage was about marriage? Have you really come to believe that this cultural kerfuffle has anything to do with civil rights or equality? Have you bought into the popular premise that this is a legitimate discussion on federalism that its a reasonable disagreement over whether the U.S. Constitutions equal protection clause requires that newfangled gay marriage, something rooted in same-sex sodomy, a deviant and disease-prone behavior our Constitutions framers...
  • A Shameful Day for the Charlotte Observer

    10/10/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2014 | Michael Brown
    In what sounded more like a gay activist screed in a high-school publication than a serious editorial in a major newspaper, the Charlotte Observer has officially declared war on people of faith and conservative moral values, mocking those who believe there is the slightest rational reason to resist the radical redefinition of marriage.Making no attempt to hide its disdain for the conservative, historic position, and gleefully mocking the views of the majority of North Carolinians, the editorial begins with three sentences ending in exclamation points – when is the last time you have seen that in a major editorial? –...
  • The Challenge: Pornography Pandemic

    10/09/2014 2:30:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 9, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Pornography is everywhere. It’s an evil with far-reaching affects that damage many layers of society. But no one is hurt more by the overwhelming presence of pornography in our society than children.According to a study by the London School of Economics, nine out of ten children who go online (by the way, many of them just doing their homework) will view pornography. Even when kids are acting responsibly and innocently, adults in the pornography business are so fixated on creating new porn addicts that they have made it virtually impossible for children to escape their grasp. Think about it—90 percent...
  • School Told to Call Kids Purple Penguins Because Boys and Girls Is Not Inclusive to Transgender

    10/08/2014 2:38:38 PM PDT · by tje · 55 replies
    National Review ^ | OCTOBER 8, 2014 1:50 PM | Katherine Timpf
    A Nebraska school district has instructed its teachers to stop referring to students by gendered expressions such as boys and girls, and use gender inclusive ones such as purple penguins instead. Dont use phrases such as boys and girls, you guys, ladies and gentlemen, and similarly gendered expressions to get kids attention, instructs a training document given to middle-school teachers at Lincoln Public Schools. Create classroom names and then ask all of the purple penguins to meet on the rug, it advises.
  • Medical Journal Pushes Killing Patients for Their Organs

    10/08/2014 12:49:48 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 42 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/8/14 | Wesley J. Smith
    To donate vital organs, a donor must be dead. Tough this is known as the “dead donor rule,” I have been warning that utilitarian bioethicists and transplant medical professionals want to shatter the DDR to permit killing living living profoundly cognitively disabled patients for their organs.Now, we see what appears to me to be a push poll type question in a study measuring popular support for such a change in the law.A push poll seeks to obtain a desired answer by the way the question is framed. Here is the question from “Abandoning the Dead Donor Rule?” in the Journal...
  • Male Ebola survivors told: Use a condom

    10/07/2014 10:10:45 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 98 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Oct 7, 2014 1:01pm EDT
    (Reuters) - Sex could keep the Ebola epidemic alive even after the World Health Organization (WHO) declares an area free of the disease, one of the discoverers of the deadly virus said on Tuesday. The WHO is hoping to announce later this week that Nigeria and Senegal are free of Ebola after 42 days with no infections -- the standard period for declaring an outbreak over, twice the maximum 21-day incubation period of the virus. However, it appears the disease can last much longer in semen. "In a convalescent male, the virus can persist in semen for at least 70...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Speaks About Nude Photo Hack: 'It Is Not A Scandal. It Is A Sex Crime.'

    10/07/2014 7:37:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/07/2014 | Pamela Engel
    After remaining mostly silent since nude photos of her were taken from her phone and leaked online, actress Jennifer Lawrence has spoken out at length to Vanity Fair about the hack. "It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime," Lawrence told Vanity Fair. "It is a sexual violation. Its disgusting. The law needs to be changed, and we need to change. Thats why these websites are responsible." "Just the fact that somebody can be sexually exploited and violated, and the first thought that crosses somebodys mind is to make a profit from it. Its so beyond me. I...
  • American College of Pediatrics debunks the myth of safe sex

    10/06/2014 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Lauren Enriquez
    Late last month, the journal Pediatrics, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics, released a policy statement entitled Contraception for Adolescents. The statement is an update to the Academys 2007 statement on the same topic. The update provides the pediatrician with a description and rationale for best practices in counseling and prescribing contraception for adolescents, according to the journal article. The abstract says: The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that pediatricians develop a working knowledge of contraception to help adolescents reduce risks of and negative health consequences related to unintended pregnancy. The American Academy of Pediatrics seems to have taken...