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  • AZ:Armed Robbery: Distraction = Death

    09/15/2014 8:44:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A common theme in the failure of armed robbers is the problem of becoming distracted, if only for one or two seconds.   That is all the time a prospective victim needs to access a weapon and strike a fatal blow or three.   Robbers want compliance and money or goods.   They generally do not want murder, at least until after they get the goods or money, which compliance helps them to obtain.   In this case in Phoenix, the would be robber was distracted, and loses the subsequent gunfight.   From kpho.com;  Crump is a police Sargent: The suspect walked up to...
  • Lawmakers to HHS: Why Are Ebola Warnings Getting More Dire? (Dare we ask?)

    09/13/2014 10:14:59 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 99 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12 Sep 2014 | Caroline May
    The committee members requested HHS tell them by Sept. 26, why the administration’s warnings have become more dire, the problems to date with containment, the protocols to respond to Ebola in the U.S., how federal funding have been spend to combat Ebola, the current risk the diseases posses to the U.S., assessments of hospitals to respond to an outbreak, as well as the status of medicine.
  • WHO: More People Die from Suicide Than From Wars, Natural Disasters Combined

    09/04/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Voice of America ^ | 09/04/2014 | Lisa Schlein
    GENEVA— The World Health Organization reports more than 800,000 people die by suicide every year. WHO, which is launching its first global report on suicide prevention, said more people die from suicide than from conflicts, wars and natural disasters combined. The World Health Organization reported every 40 seconds a person somewhere in the world commits suicide. Despite this shockingly high statistic, WHO said only a handful of countries have policies aimed at suicide prevention. WHO Director of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Shekhar Saxena said there also is much more that communities can do to provide support for vulnerable people....
  • Toddler's Aunt Already Faces Life Sentence

    08/28/2014 9:40:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon charged the aunt of a 2-year-old killed by a hit-and-run driver with felony child endangerment. Loyresha Gage, 25, didn't run over her niece Mi'yana Gregory as the toddler stood alone in a crosswalk after 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 15; an unknown hit-and-run driver hit the child. Yet it is Gage who has been charged with a felony. If convicted, she faces years in prison. I cannot be alone in my first reaction to this story. What was Gage doing taking a little girl and her twin brother to see "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" on...
  • A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industry

    08/26/2014 8:57:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/14 | Patrick D Hahn
    Part 3: "TORN TO SHREDS"--The unheralded epidemic of disease and death wrought by anti-anxiety drugs Part 1: “I’ve lost everything” Part 2: A double whammy Part 3: A nine-billion-dollar-a-year industryAnxiety, fear, and terror are universal human experiences. It is only within the 150 years that they have come to be regarded as “diseases” that can and should be treated by the medical profession. Most anti-anxiety drugs, or anxiolytics, belong to a class of chemical compounds called benzodiazepines, a category which includes alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), olanzapine (Zyprexa), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Clozaril, Leponex), and estazolam (Prosom). These drugs...
  • To Defeat the Islamic State

    08/26/2014 5:23:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    The decisions that determined the fate of the great nations and empires that failed to survive the 20th century are well known. For the Kaiser's Germany, it was the "blank cheque" to Austria after Sarajevo. For Great Britain, the 1939 war guarantee to Poland. For the Third Reich, it was the June 1941 invasion of Russia. For the Empire of the Sun, the decision to attack Pearl Harbor. And for the Soviet Empire, it was the invasion of Afghanistan. As for the United States, historians may one day concur with the late Gen. Bill Odom. For the lone superpower to...
  • Actor Sylvester Stallone has been killed in a car accident in Australia (HOAX, Scam)

    08/26/2014 1:02:32 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Snopes ^ | 8/26/2014 | Snopes
    Origins: Like previous death hoaxes involving actors (including Jackie Chan), the Sylvester Stallone death hoax circulating on social media sites appears to stem from common culprit mediafetcher.com, a "fake news" generator. Several such sites exist, allowing Facebook and Twitter users to plug a celebrity's name into the generator and produce a "news story" reporting the star's recent death. While these death hoaxes appear on Facebook and Twitter with relative frequency, the most recent iteration of the Sylvester Stallone death hoax looks to be slightly different. Most links point back to a specific domain that appears to be a "clickjack"...
  • What were the Rituals Associated with Death and Burial in Jesus’ Day?

    08/21/2014 2:37:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 8/20/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Jewish people took the burial of the dead quite seriously; it was the way a community paid its last respects to the one who died. The Scriptures laid down quite firmly that no dead body was to be left unburied—even that of one’s worst enemy. Perhaps one of the stronger horrors that a Jewish person could imagine was stated in Psalm 78: They have thrown the bodies of thy servants as food for the birds of heaven; wild beast feast on the corpses of the just.The dead, therefore, had a right to ceremonial care. As soon as a...
  • Pope's relatives die in road accident

    08/19/2014 9:21:26 AM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 08-19-14 | BBC.com
    Pope's relatives die in road accidentThe wife and two children of Pope Francis's nephew have been killed in a car crash in Argentina, officials say.His nephew, Emanuel Bergoglio, was badly hurt in the accident in the Cordoba area, north-east of the capital, Buenos Aires.The Pope was "profoundly saddened" by the news, his spokesman Francesco Lombardi said.snip--His nephew's family was reportedly returning home from a break when their car collided with a lorry at James Craik, some 580km (360 miles) north-east of Buenos Aires shortly before midnight.His wife Valeria Carmona, 39, and their two children Jose, 2, and eight-month-old Antonio...
  • Overdoing the Death of Robin Williams

    08/15/2014 12:21:00 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 55 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    There was something thoroughly distasteful about that Robin Williams press conference the other day. It sounded wrong. It looked bad. It smelled. Was it newsworthy, so much so that news networks would break into their regular afternoon programming to broadcast live the first official law enforcement press conference surrounding Williams' death? We think so. Williams was not just an iconic American comedian since he burst onto the scene with "Mork and Mindy" in the 1970s, he was perhaps the single funniest man in America. That he would die so suddenly understandably generated interest. When the word "suicide" appeared we became...
  • Let's Get Serious About Mental Illness

    08/14/2014 9:24:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Robin Williams' suicide this week shook up people across the political spectrum -- and for good reason. When a highly successful, incredibly popular figure from our culture decides to take his own life, it feels as though suicide could happen to anyone. It can't. Robin Williams reportedly suffered from mentally illness. He stated during an interview in 2006 that he hadn't been formally diagnosed with depression or bipolar disorder, but stated, "Do I perform sometimes in a manic style? Yes. Am I manic all the time? No. Do I get sad? Oh yeah. Does it hit me hard? Oh...
  • Occupation of Cyprus Underscores Hypocrisy of Gaza Outrage

    08/14/2014 7:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    LIMASSOL, Cyprus -- Cyprus is a beautiful island. But it has never recovered from the Turkish invasion of 1974. Turkish troops still control nearly 40 percent of the island -- the most fertile and formerly the richest portion. Some 200,000 Greek refugees never returned home after being expelled from their homes and farms in Northern Cyprus. The capital of Nicosia remains divided. A 112-mile demilitarized "green line" runs right through the city across the entire island. Thousands of settlers from Anatolia were shipped in by the Turkish government to occupy former Greek villages and to change Cypriot demography --...
  • Islamic State's Murderous Excess Is The Road To Its Demise

    08/13/2014 1:58:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Austin Bay
    The terror gang now known as the Islamic State planned and executed an astonishingly successful military and media offensive. Hatched in 2010 when the gang still went by al-Qaida in Iraq, the combined military-and-message punch banked on a complete U.S. military withdrawal. The jihadists got it. Iraq needed a U.S. "security nightlight" to protect and mentor its fragile democracy, but America failed to leave a residual force. Iraq's crony-ridden government and a U.S. administration peddling the nostrum that a decade of war was receding share responsibility for this strategic blunder. The terror gang, under the nom de guerre Islamic...
  • Fun with Math for the Race Pimps

    08/13/2014 12:52:12 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 17 replies
    I am getting tired of this "they killing us" screed from African Americans. While I do not know the facts of what happened in Ferguson and I think the police are coming off as shady the fact of the matter isit isn't quite like what the left wants you to believe. First off although blacks make up 12.6% of the US population. Whites make up 72.4%. Which means there are 5.75 times more Whites in the US. Why is this important? Well black leadership and columnists are claiming they are disproportionately the victims of racial violence. Well the cold hard...
  • An Open Letter To Moderate Muslims

    08/12/2014 5:24:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 12, 2014 | Michael Brown
    Al-Qaeda. The Taliban. Boko Haram. The Islamic State. Islamic Jihad. Hamas. Christians being beheaded. Muslims slaughtering Muslims. Schoolgirls being kidnapped. Schoolboys being burned alive. These are the images of Islam that we see on the news day and night, but we are told repeatedly that this does not represent true Islam. Instead, we are told, these atrocities are examples of radical Islam, committed by savages who know nothing of the real faith, people who misuse the Koran for their own malicious purposes and who represent perhaps 15 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Muslims. That would mean that the...
  • Protest Over Black Missouri Teenager's Shooting By Police Turns To Looting, Vandalism

    08/11/2014 2:24:25 AM PDT · by blam · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8-11-2014 | Fox News
    <p>What began as a peaceful protest of the shooting of an 18-year-old unarmed black man by a police officer in a St. Louis suburb turned into what the town's mayor called a "huge mess" as several businesses were looted and cars were vandalized.</p>
  • Women stoned to death in Syria for adultery

    08/10/2014 9:42:31 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 9, 2014 | Bassem Mrque
    A cleric read the verdict before the truck came and dumped a large pile of stones near the municipal garden. Jihadi fighters then brought in the woman, clad head to toe in black, and put her in a small hole in the ground. When residents gathered, the fighters told them to carry out the sentence: Stoning to death for the alleged adulteress. None in the crowd stepped forward, said a witness to the event in a northern Syrian city. So the jihadi fighters, mostly foreign extremists, did it themselves, pelting Faddah Ahmad with stones until her body was dragged away....
  • Life as Preparation for Death

    08/08/2014 6:30:46 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    http://www.crisismagazine.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Regis Martin
    Shortly before taking leave of this world, Sir Winston Churchill, who had lived a very long and illustrious life, was reportedly asked about the state of his soul: “I am perfectly ready,” he said, “to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the ordeal of meeting me is another matter.” Only someone of the stature of Sir Winston could pull off a piece of effrontery that egregious. And, thank God, there’s probably not much of him in most mortal men. I doubt that there was any at all in my brother Michael. He was far too humble to...
  • Riding The Roller Coaster of Ebola Emotions

    08/08/2014 3:42:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2014 | Mark Davis
    The day we learned of the two American aid workers stricken with Ebola in Liberia, I started hearing from talk show listeners with a variety of views. Here in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area, there was particular attention to the Fort Worth church community of Dr. Kent Brantly, who has earned appropriate praise for his selflessness in traveling across an ocean to care for people in a cauldron of poverty no American has ever experienced. His colleague, Nancy Writebol, is no less honorable for her devotion to the cause. But as the story broke, a common sentiment began to attach itself...
  • Anticipating Heaven

    08/07/2014 2:29:27 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Do I as a living, breathing, conscious person have a concrete hope for my future? What do I have to look forward to? At times, when I discover that my own spirit is sagging and a sense of heaviness intrudes on me, I sometimes wonder why the gloomy cloud is perched above my head. Biblical eschatology gives us solid reasons for expecting a personal continuity of life. Eternal life for the individual is not an empty human aspiration built on myth, but an assurance promised us by Christ Himself. His own triumph over the grave is the church’s hope for...
  • Knoxville Evil

    08/05/2014 9:19:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    To judge from the ghastly details of “The Wichita Massacre” that I relayed in a recent article, it is difficult not to think that this abomination of a crime supplies us with as blatant an expression of unmitigated evil as any that we’re likely to encounter. Indeed, Reginald Carr and his brother Jonathan are in fact the “soulless monsters” that one of their two surviving victims described them as being, and if they were white and their victims were black—rather than the other way around—there isn’t a person in America who wouldn’t have long known this. Yet as a...
  • Here's Everything We Know About The 'Secret Serum' Used To Treat An American With Ebola

    08/04/2014 1:08:30 PM PDT · by blam · 26 replies
    BI ^ | 8-4-2014 | Kevin Loria
    Kevin LoriaAugust. 4, 2014 Both of the Ebola-infected U.S. citizens in Liberia received a rare dose of what news reports called a "secret serum" to treat the virus before being transported to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to a CNN report. And while some people do fight off the disease on their own, in the case of the two Americans, that experimental serum may have saved their lives. As Dr. Kent Brantly and missionary Nancy Writebol waited in a Liberian hospital, someone from the National Institutes of Health reached out to Samaritan's Purse, one of the two North Carolina-based...
  • Forget Ebola, Florida Issues "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Public Health Warning

    07/31/2014 6:59:59 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7-31-2014 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden 07/30/2014 As Ebola spreads mercilessly across the world, it appears Florida has a problem that sounds just as awful. As CBS reports, Florida health officials are warning beachgoers about a seawater bacterium that can invade cuts and scrapes to cause flesh-eating disease. At least 11 Floridians have contracted Vibrio vulnificus so far this year and two have died, according to the most recent state data. Not exactly great news for Florida beach season... Vibrio vulnificus –- a cousin of the bacterium that causes Cholera –- thrives in warm saltwater, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Watch: Women Survive Being Run Over By Train

    07/30/2014 2:22:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Indiana Public Media ^ | 7/29/14 | Gretchen Frazee
    Two women were caught in the middle of a railway bridge in Monroe County as a train was coming their way earlier this month on July 10. It was an 80-foot drop down into the water.
  • Promises (Between a Mother and her son

    07/28/2014 4:22:12 PM PDT · by girlangler · 3 replies
    Facebook ^ | May 2010 (Mother's Day) | Rodney Elrod
    Today is my youngest brother's birthday. He died a week before his 51st birthday. In his honor, and to show what kind of person he was, I thought I'd share something he wrote for our Mother's Day in 2010 for her, while she was dying of esophageal cancer. "Promises (Between a Mother and a Son)" Dear Mother, When I was conceived, you promised to bring me into this world healthy. And you did. When I was young, you promised to love me and nurture me. And you did. When things got rough, and you were all alone, you promised to...
  • One arrested after baby dies in hot car in S. Wichita

    07/25/2014 1:27:49 PM PDT · by eccentric · 97 replies
    KWCH ^ | July 25, 2014 | Angela Smith
    Wichita police say a 10-month-old baby was left alone in a hot car for two to two and a half hours Thursday afternoon. The girl was found dead at around 6:40 pm in the 1500 block of S. Topeka. Police say the girl's 29-year-old foster father picked her up from a babysitter at around 4:00 in the afternoon. They returned to the home along with a five-year-old child. Police say, somehow, the child was left behind in the car as the 29-year-old and the 5-year-old went inside. The foster father's partner, a 26-year-old man who is also a foster parent,...
  • Dan Borislow, magicJack Inventor, Dies at 52

    07/22/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 22, 2014
    Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52. A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary.
  • CRASS: Dem Rep. Crisanta Duran Caught Chanting “Death to CO GOP”

    07/22/2014 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    colorado peak politics ^ | 7/221/14 | oloradoPeakPolitics
    First, Howard Dean wanted to ship all Republicans to the Ukraine or Russia. Now, unions and at least one elected official are calling for the GOP’s death. As The Colorado Statesman reports, state Rep. Crisanta Duran marched with a Latino group and the Service Employees International Union as they chanted “Death to the Colorado GOP.” At a rally on Tuesday in downtown Denver led by the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU, Latino leaders and community groups held a mock funeral procession in which they declared, “Death to the Colorado GOP for killing immigration reform.” Joining the demonstration was state...
  • A Contraceptive Implant with Remote Control

    07/09/2014 12:49:36 PM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Richard Dawkins Foundation ^ | July 8, 2014 | Gwen Kinkead
    The hunt for a perfect contraceptive has gone on for millennia. A new candidate is now on the horizon: a wireless implant that can be turned on and off with a remote control and that is designed to last up to 16 years. If it passes safety and efficacy tests, the device would be more convenient for many women because, unlike existing contraceptive implants, it can be deactivated without a trip to the clinic and an outpatient procedure, and it would last nearly half their reproductive life. Developed by MicroCHIPS of Lexington, Massachusetts, the device will begin pre-clinical testing next...
  • At last, we wake up to Dr Death, Philip Nitschke

    07/07/2014 6:46:48 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 7 replies
    Herald Sun ^ | July 7, 2014 | Andrew Bolt
    EUTHANASIA guru Dr Philip Nitschke is furious the ABC has finally pinged him for actually helping the healthy to kill themselves. “Attacked by rabid Christians & journalist jackals!” he tweeted last week. But you don’t need to be rabid or even Christian to consider Nitschke dangerous. For 20 years Nitschke, founder of Exit International, has had largely positive coverage from a media which too often assumed he’s just helping the dying and the suffering. Only now does he seem in trouble, with the Black Dog Institute, the Australian Medical Association and beyondblue publicly denouncing him. This follows the ABC’s revelations...
  • Cops: Killer Wanted Dad to See Girl, 2, Die

    07/04/2014 2:15:49 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | July 4, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A Michigan man accused of shooting a 2-year-old girl dead at point-blank range as she sat on a porch with her father has been charged with torture as well as first degree murder. Police say the torture charge is because Raymone Bernard Jackson, 24, wanted to torment Kamiya French's father with his daughter's death, making it the last thing he ever saw, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jackson was in court yesterday and another suspect in the killing in the Detroit suburb of Inkster is being questioned. "The first coward's in custody," a police spokesman says. "Anybody that feels that...
  • Independence Day, 2014

    07/03/2014 12:49:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 3, 2014 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    After a brief holiday last week, I returned to some heavy reading courtesy of the federal government. Some of the materials that I read were gratifying, and one was terrifying. In one week, the Supreme Court told the police that if they want to examine the contents of our cellphones, whether at traffic stops or serious crime scenes, they need to get a warrant. The court told small-business owners that they needn't pay for government-mandated insurance policies that provide for abortions for their employees, because the government is without authority to command them to do so. It told the president...
  • White House: Death of Palestinian a 'heinous murder'

    07/02/2014 4:38:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Ynet ^ | 7/2/14 | Ynetnews
    World leaders were unanimous Wednesday in condemning the killing of Mohammad Abu Khdeir, a 16-year-old Palestinian who was most likely kidnapped and murdered in revenge for the death of three Israeli teens that were abducted and recently found dead in the West Bank. In a series of posts on Twitter, National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the US is paying close attention to the investigation into the death of 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir. She also offered condolences to his family and the Palestinian people. US Secretary of State John Kerry also condemned the murder, calling the act "sickening" and saying,...
  • The Worldview [Collectivism] that Makes the Underclass [A Case Study of England]

    06/28/2014 10:13:45 AM PDT · by PapaNew · 13 replies
    By a mixture of ideology and fiscal and social policies, the family has been systematically fractured and destroyed in England, at least in the lowest part of the society that, unfortunately, needs family solidarity the most. Certainly the notions of dependence and independence have changed. I remember a population that was terrified of falling into dependence on the state, because such dependence, apart from being unpleasant in itself, signified personal failure and humiliation. But there has been an astonishing gestalt switch in my lifetime. Independence has now come to mean independence of the people to whom one is related and...
  • Why Non-Baseball Fans Should Love Tony Gwynn

    06/22/2014 4:37:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Bruce Bialosky
    The world lost not only one of the greatest baseball players of all-time this week, but one of the finest representatives for baseball, sports and humans of all kinds. The death of this wonderful man at the early age of 54-years-old was a loss for all of us. My first awareness of Tony Gwynn came early as he followed me by just one year after I graduated from San Diego State University. Fascinatingly, he came to the Aztecs as a highly-heralded basketball point guard and did not even play baseball at SDSU his first year. He became such a...
  • Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports

    06/22/2014 9:17:58 AM PDT · by Nachum · 99 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/22/14 | tylker durden
    Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitz-campaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman,...
  • Services for Army Private Aaron Toppen, killed in Afghanistan June 9th

    06/22/2014 6:20:56 AM PDT · by usconservative · 2 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 6/21/2014 | ABC-7 News Chicago
    Army Private Aaron Toppen and his family are members of the same church I attend. I don't know the family personally, I do remember our church praying for Aaron as he attended his last service at our church. Visitation Services for Private Aaron Toppen are tomorrow, June 23rd from 1-9pm. Funeral Tuesday starting at 10am. Any/All Chicago area Freepers who would like to help support Aaron Toppen's family are welcome to attend. Our church is a very large one, expect (and hope) that the turnout will be huge to support the family. My family will be attending the wake tomorrow...
  • What Is Hell?

    06/20/2014 5:29:48 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 55 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 6/20/14 | R C Sproul
    We have often heard statements such as “War is hell” or “I went through hell.” These expressions are, of course, not taken literally. Rather, they reflect our tendency to use the word hell as a descriptive term for the most ghastly human experience possible. Yet no human experience in this world is actually comparable to hell. If we try to imagine the worst of all possible suffering in the here and now we have not yet stretched our imaginations to reach the dreadful reality of hell. Hell is trivialized when it is used as a common curse word. To use...
  • President Obama is working to give Americans more

    06/12/2014 7:16:12 PM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 33 replies
    http://www.barackobama.com/#get-the-latest ^ | 06/12/2014 | L.Q. Cincinnatus
    Well, my friends, how does it feel to watch our Republic bleed out?
  • Radio star Casey Kasem taken off life support

    06/12/2014 11:28:12 AM PDT · by redreno · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/12/2014 | By Jessica Chasmar
    Radio personality Casey Kasem has been taken off life support after a judge ruled Wednesday that daughter Kerri Kasem could start withholding medication, food and fluids. Mr. Kasem, 82, is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, sepsis and dementia, the Detroit Free Press reported. “Transitioning our father’s treatment to comfort-oriented care was one of the hardest decisions we’ve ever had to make,” Kerri wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday. “For people who do not understand the natural dying process: Giving food and water to a dying body creates pain and further suffering,” she wrote in a later post. “The body does not...
  • “Palestinian” prof resigns after death threats for taking students to Auschwitz

    06/09/2014 7:42:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/9/14 | Robert Spencer
    He was inundated with threats. He was denounced as a traitor. He was vilified and excoriated. Why? Did he advocate violence in the name of Islam, thereby twisting and hijacking the Religion of Peace? No, he took students on a field trip to Auschwitz to teach tolerance and empathy. The guardians of the
  • Been 10 Years Now...

    06/05/2014 6:12:54 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 11 replies
  • Deconstructing The Dead: Cross Over One Last Time To Expose Medium John Edward

    01/08/2003 10:18:31 PM PST · by DWar · 13 replies · 431+ views
    Skeptics Society ^ | Michael Shermer
    Deconstructing The Dead: Cross Over One Last Time To Expose Medium John Edward By Michael Shermer History is not just one damn thing after another, it is also the same damn thing over and over--time's arrow and time's cycle. Fads come and go, in clothing, cars, and psychics. In the 1970s it was Uri Geller, in the 1980s it was Shirley MacLaine, in the 1990s it was James Van Praagh, and to kick off the new millennium it is John Edward. Edward's star is rising rapidly with a hit daily television series "Crossing Over" on the Sci Fi network and...
  • Elliot Rodger detailed plans for UCSB massacre, hatred for women in online manifesto

    05/26/2014 12:37:40 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 51 replies
    National Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Martha Mendoza, Oskar Garcia
    Elliot Rodger pounded on the sorority house front door while, inside, the young women he yearned to slaughter were preparing for another Friday night. The awkward 22-year-old was obsessed with exacting “retribution” for what he experienced as a lifetime of social and sexual isolation, and had planned meticulously to target as many people as possible, authorities say. But here again, he was denied access to those he felt should worship him. So when no one answered after several minutes, Rodger improvised.
  • U.S. Retail Economic Death Rattle Grows Louder

    05/26/2014 10:54:28 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | 5-26-2014 | James Quinn
    May 26, 2014 - 06:47 AMBy: James Quinn The definition of death rattle is a sound often produced by someone who is near death when fluids such as saliva and bronchial secretions accumulate in the throat and upper chest. The person can’t swallow and emits a deepening wheezing sound as they gasp for breath. This can go on for two or three days before death relieves them of their misery. The American retail industry is emitting an unmistakable wheezing sound as a long slow painful death approaches. Death rattle It was exactly four months ago when I wrote THE RETAIL...
  • Just the Facts: Disease kills more people every year than guns,cars,knives combined.

    05/26/2014 10:10:21 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 33 replies
    WHO ^ | 5/26/2014 | WHO
    Q: How many people die every year? In 2012, an estimated 56 million people died worldwide. Q: What kills more people: infectious diseases or noncommunicable diseases? Noncommunicable diseases were responsible for 68% of all deaths globally in 2012, up from 60% in 2000. The 4 main NCDs are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes and chronic lung diseases. Communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutrition conditions collectively were responsible for 23% of global deaths, and injuries caused 9% of all deaths. Q: Are cardiovascular diseases the number 1 cause of death throughout the world? Yes, cardiovascular diseases killed 17.5 million people in 2012, that...
  • The List: The V.A. Death Panel

    05/22/2014 10:38:56 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 5/22/14 | Nachum
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    05/20/2014 1:20:08 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 9 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | May 20, 2014 | Terence P. Jeffrey
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    05/20/2014 11:38:29 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2014 | By DAVID RISING
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    05/20/2014 10:57:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Huntsville Times ^ | May 17, 2014 | Lucy Berry
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