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  • Afghan Taliban Begin Destruction of Ancient Buddha Statues (Sound Familiar?)

    08/19/2017 4:07:11 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 18 replies
    Common Dreams ^ | March 01, 2001 | Common Dreams
    An edict announced Monday by the militia's supreme leader, Mulla Mohammad Omar, calling for the destruction of all statues in line with "Islamic" laws, has caused shock around the world. Afghanistan is home to an array of pre-Islamic historic treasures from its days as a key stop on the ancient Silk Road and a strategic battleground for conquerers dating back to Alexander the Great and the Aryans before him. The two massive Bamiyan Buddhas, carved into a sandstone cliff near the provincial capital in central Afghanistan, stand 50 meters (165 feet) and 34.5 meters (114 feet) tall and were built...
  • Dems Risk Culture War Fight in Charlotteville Response

    08/18/2017 6:19:50 PM PDT · by rbg81 · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 8/18/2017 | Bill Barrow
    ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s widely criticized response to white supremacist violence in Virginia has left Democrats in a quandary: how to seize the moral high ground without getting sucked into a politically perilous culture war. Democrats have denounced Trump for blaming “both sides” for deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and, more recently, for defending Confederate monuments. But the party faces a complex task: While addressing race and history in ways that reflect the party’s values, Democrats also need to focus on issues like jobs and the economy that resonate with a wider range of voters, including white independents,...
  • Another Million Consumers Cut the TV Cord Last Quarter

    08/10/2017 12:10:13 PM PDT · by tje · 106 replies
    DSL Reports ^ | Wednesday Aug 09 2017 18:00 EDT | Karl Bode
    While the rate of cord cutting during the second quarter wasn't quite as aggressively dire as many analysts predicted, the latest wave of TV subscribers lost by the traditional cable TV industry wasn't what you'd call good for the pay TV industry, either. Wall Street research firm MoffettNathanson predicts that once tallied, the sector lost about 1 million pay TV subscribers last quarter, with the losses hitting Dish Network, DirectTV, and AT&T particularly hard. Dish for example lost another 196,000 subscribers on the quarter, and that tally includes the additions seen to the company's Sling TV streaming video services (which...
  • 'The Summer of Love' Fifty Years Later: What Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll Gave Us

    08/05/2017 9:02:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 142 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/04/2017 | Mark Hendrickson, Center for Vision and Values, Grove City College
    For the baby-boomer generation (or at least the counterculture segment within it) the summer of 1967 became known as The Summer of Love.Actually, most of us boomers never experienced it. Certainly, 1967 wasn't a blissful, carefree summer of love for the hundreds of thousands of Americans serving in Vietnam.It didn't feel much like love in my hometown of Detroit either. Fifty years ago this week, on July 23, 1967 (a Sunday, as it is this year), deadly riots erupted in the Motor City. They lasted through Friday, July 28, when, with help from the National Guard (including Detroit Tigers' second...
  • Culture War Victory Still Possible for Conservatives

    07/24/2017 3:52:13 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | July 23, 2017 | Scott Lively
    What we call the pro-family movement is a component of the larger conservative movement and deals with matters of sexuality and the natural family. Its American roots are in the cultural backlash to the Marxist revolution of the 1960s that turned family-centered society on its head and swapped the Judeo-Christian morality of our founding for Soviet-style “political correctness.” Before the 1960s there wasn’t any need for a “pro-family” movement because family values had been the overwhelming consensus of the western world for centuries. Indeed, so surprised were Americans about the cultural revolution that it took nearly twenty years for the...
  • Liberal Values Are Bankrupting Us

    07/19/2017 10:54:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 19, 2017 | Star Parker
    Recently, Gallup published the results of its annual Values and Beliefs poll. The headline of the report speaks for itself: "Americans Hold Record Liberal Views on Most Moral Issues." Gallup has been doing this poll since 2001, and the change in public opinion on the moral issues surveyed has been in one direction -- more liberal. Of 19 issues surveyed in this latest poll, responses on 10 are the most liberal since the survey started. Sixty-three percent say gay/lesbian relations are morally acceptable -- up 23 points from the first year the question was asked. Sixty-two percent say having a...
  • Is America Still a Nation?

    07/07/2017 11:06:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | July 5, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…” And who were these “people”? In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…” If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and...
  • The Crucial Role of Men

    07/02/2017 7:32:24 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 8 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 2 July, 2017 | Dymphna
    Another Right Angle video from Bill Whittle, this one called “Men Like These”. I hope you are fortunate to know such men – I often see them in our comment section but they will go nameless should I inadvertently leave one out…but you guys don’t need my acknowledgment: you know who you are, even if you’ve never had to do something like this. Or don’t have to do it anymore. Think of it as an early Fourth of July video, in honor of honorable men. (video at link(
  • Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

    07/02/2017 9:34:28 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 38 replies
    Fred on Everything ^ | 6/15/2017 | Fred on Everything
    I'm certain this rather long essay has been around before. Because it is long, some of you may have not bothered to read it. If you do so now, you may agree with me that it outlines in brutal detail the origins of many of the troubles we now face. For that reason, I forward it again and encourage you to read it now. If you are EVER to understand why men like Jefferson, Lincoln and others believed that, while there are exceptions (think Sowell, Williams, Ben Carson, Colonel West, Herman Caine and others), it would take a looonnnggg time...
  • isney to Overhaul Classic Pirates of the Caribbean Ride to Appease PC Crow

    06/30/2017 4:46:29 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June ,30,2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    The famous auctioneer scene that takes place on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride in Disneyland and Disney World is set to be overhauled, according to a press release from the Disney Parks blog. As of 2017, the attraction — which opened in 1967 in Disneyland and 1973 in the Magic Kingdom of Disney World — will no longer feature the famous auctioneer scene, in which a red-headed “wench” is auctioned off to a crowd of raucous and dirty pirates who wish to make her their bride. An artist’s rendering of the new scenes reveals that the pirates will now...
  • Evangelicals, the last holdouts on gay marriage line

    06/29/2017 8:21:08 AM PDT · by HokieMom · 45 replies
    The Washington Times - ^ | Thursday, June 29, 2017 | By Cheryl K. Chumley -
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Resistance and opposition to same-sex marriage has been crumbling among Americans — save for one specific segment of society that’s proving the last wall to even wider acceptance: Evangelicals. This is not entirely unexpected. But it is uncomfortable. It puts those of most serious faith in a heated spotlight that can be used by the left to showcase the evangelical Christian crowd as discriminatory, as hate-filled, as antithetical to the core values of America. Standing strong on this point is not only going to prove lonely. It’s also going to prove a real test of faith — and conversely,...
  • Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…

    06/28/2017 6:26:35 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 76 replies
    Louder with Crowder ^ | May 11th 2016 | Courtney Kirchoff & Steven Crowder
    Dear leftists in Hollywood intent on pushing incessant gayness, even when unnecessary and irrelevant, Today it seems Hollywood’s primary mission, especially television, is to shove gayness into wherever it may fit. It’s getting tired. Namely because it’s being pushed by a tiny minority of militant gay activists in the gay community. I want to make this crystal clear. I’m not suggesting ALL gays are pushing for all gay characters in all TV shows or movies. I contend like with most issues in our political climate, the “Gay Agenda” in TV is being shoved by a fraction of a percent of...
  • Why Germany Is Once Again a Threat to the West

    06/25/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Nikolaas de Jong
    [I]t is important to point out that the popular image both of Angela Merkel and of modern Germany is deeply flawed. Because far from representing a negation -- or a misguided attempt at negation -- of past German policies and attitudes, the modern German mentality is in many ways a mutation or an update of the same mentality that has guided Germany since the eighteenth century, and especially since the unification of the country in 1870. Let us begin with the more obvious parallel: German support for further European integration. Despite all the German talk about subordinating narrow national interests...
  • Returning to the Lion's Den [Scott Lively going on the Offensive against LGBTXYZP]

    06/09/2017 7:51:48 AM PDT · by fwdude · 14 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | June 8, 2017 | Scott Lively
    After prayer and careful consideration, I, and my courageous wife, have decided, with the help of our stalwart legal team at Liberty Counsel, to take the unusual step of appealing the dismissal of the SMUG v Lively lawsuit to the First Circuit Court of Appeals. We believe that action is necessary to purge the prejudicial ruling of Judge Ponsor’s false and subjective assertion that the incidents in Uganda on which the suit is based (incidents by parties unknown to me that the record shows I had no part in) constitute crimes against humanity, lowering the standard for asserting such claims...
  • Maher, Griffin, Colbert: Anti-Trump comedians are having a really bad moment

    06/04/2017 8:35:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/3/2017 | Callum Borchers
    A racial slur. A homophobic joke. A mock beheading. Anti-Trump comedians are having a moment — and not the good kind. (snip...) antics like these are the exact opposite of the Michelle Obama maxim: “When they go low, we go high.”
  • Hollywood blames terrible reviews for people not going to see terrible movies

    05/31/2017 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s got to be a word for this in the urban dictionary someplace, but darned if I can locate it. It’s probably some sort of “transference” phenomenon in the psychiatric sphere. So what do you call it when you produce a product which is awful and you blame its poor reception on the people who all agree that it’s awful? When you find the correct terminology for that you can apply it to the Hollywood moguls who were responsible for the production of the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film and that long awaited (/sarc) Baywatch flick. That’s because...
  • Why 'Baywatch' Drowned at the Box Office

    05/30/2017 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6:40 AM PDT 5/30/2017 | Pam McClintock
    The R-rated comedy with the combined star power of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron could barely stay afloat at the Memorial Day box office after being savaged by reviewers. Not even Dwayne Johnson could save Baywatch from sinking like a rock in its big-screen debut. Crippled by critics, the R-rated adaptation of the classic TV action drama debuted to a dismal $23 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, well behind expectations. The film placed No. 3 after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now in its fourth weekend,...
  • Even “The Rock” Couldn’t Prevent The Worst Memorial Day Weekend t US Cinemas In Nearly 20 Years

    05/30/2017 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Quartz ^ | 05/30/17 | Ashley Rodriguez
    Memorial Day revenue at the domestic box office falls to its lowest level in nearly two decades; overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ makes up ground with a $208.4 million launch. Memorial Day weekend was no picnic this year for Hollywood at the domestic box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may have won the holiday frame with a four-day haul of $77 million from 4,276 theaters, but it is the lowest start for any Pirates movie outside of the first film. It did make up ground overseas, where it found plenty...
  • Box office flatlines as everyone ignores the multiplex this Memorial Day weekend

    05/28/2017 11:49:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 129 replies
    Business Insider ^ | May 28, 2017 | Jason Guerrasio
    Memorial Day weekend would seem like the best time for a big summer blockbuster to hit the theaters, but in recent years audiences have been focusing more on their tans and grillmaster skills over the holiday than going to a movie theater. Past Memorial Day holiday weekend openings that were instant fails at the box office include: "Tomorrowland" ($33 million opening weekend), "Alice Through the Looking Glass" ($26.8 million), and "X-Men: Apocalypse" ($65.7 million). Now you can add two new releases from this year to that list.
  • Manchester: The Brutal Truth {MUST READ !!]

    05/28/2017 7:01:51 AM PDT · by ml/nj · 87 replies
    Barnhardt Blog ^ | Ann Barnhardt
    It is by now widely reported that the concert in Manchester, England that was bombed by a member-in-good-standing of the islamic political system was by an American singer named Ariana Grande, and that Grande’s target audience was pre-teen and teen aged girls. Grande is a product of the odious Nickelodeon children’s cable channel machine, second only to Disney in its perversity and aggression in its attack on children’s souls. Not knowing anything about Grande, I did less than five minutes of reasearch and was stunned – yes, even in my severely jaded state I was stunned – by what I...