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  • 5 Troubling Lessons For America From Ancient Rome

    03/03/2018 4:43:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 3, 2018 | John Hawkins
    The Romans spent almost 500 years as a republic before Julius Caesar’s adopted son Augustus became the first Roman emperor. The Romans moved on from having kings to becoming the first republic, to sliding backward into monarchy and tyranny and it’s not impossible that America will follow a similar trajectory.  In fact, if you study Roman history, it’s not hard to see the parallels. 1) It’s Extremely Dangerous To Introduce Violence Into The Political Process:  Tiberius Gracchus was an arrogant Roman Populist who cared little for the niceties of tradition and even less for the opinions of his opponents. He proposed...
  • Is Christianity Shrinking in America? "Yes" and "No"

    02/01/2018 8:16:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/01/2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    It's a common question asked by church leaders and laity: "Is American Christianity waning as our nation becomes more secular"? The statistics seem to support a "yes" answer to this question. I've been collecting data on this issue for over ten years. The surveys (more than 50 I've chronicled so far) reveal a disturbing, albeit unified, trend: Fewer people claim a Christian affiliation than ever before, and those who claim no religious affiliation are the fastest growing group in America.Despite these statistics, a recent article argues that religion "continues to enjoy 'persistent and exceptional intensity' in America." Glenn Stanton, writing...
  • CAROLINE GLICK: The U.S. Is Quietly Sidelining a Turkey in Decline

    01/25/2018 2:25:55 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-25-18 | Caroline Glick
    The U.S. has no interest in an open breach with Turkey. Any such breach will only strengthen Erdogans position at home and in the wider region. And given Turkeys military weakness and the Kurds military power, Americas best bet is to keep its head down as Turkey insults it, while supporting the Kurds on the ground as they supplant the Turks as Americas partners in the field. Rather than express dismay as Turkey moves further and further into the Russian-Iranian camp and away from the U.S., the administration can simply shrug its shoulders and let the chips fall. In this...
  • The INCREDIBLE SHRINKING Of Illinois: High Taxes And Low Economic Freedom Have Led To State Crisis

    01/24/2018 8:17:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 01/24/2018 | DEAN STANSEL AND ORPHE DIVOUNGUY
    Illinois has been losing population for four years. The states outmigration crisis is so bad that Illinois has dropped from the fifth-largest to the sixth-largest state, falling behind Pennsylvania. Since 2010, the Land of Lincoln lost a whopping 640,000 people on net to outmigration. The state is shrinking so rapidly that its at risk of losing a House seat. Illinoiss people problem is nothing to shrug off, because it indicates the state economy is on pace to continue its decline. And if nothing changes, people will just keep leaving. So whats wrong with Illinois? Terrible economic policies. Illinois ranks near...
  • The 7 Factors Turning America From a Great Nation Into an Also-Ran

    01/20/2018 5:13:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 20, 2018 | John Hawkins
    If you were to list the greatest nations in world history, youd come up with some like the United States and Great Britain that are still doing fairly well. However, quite a few once great nations like Greece, Egypt, and Iran are sad, pathetic shells of what they used to be. Then there are the once formidable (and sometimes evil) empires like the Soviet Union, the Roman Empire, and Ottoman Empire which swallowed vast swathes of territory and then fell to pieces.How did nations that dominated their regions and, in some cases, projected power worldwide fall so far from grace?...
  • The Gay-Friendly Pontificate of Pope Francis

    12/27/2017 7:13:38 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 14 replies
    https://remnantnewspaper.com ^ | December 20, 2017 | Michael Matt
    The Vatican invites you all to its coming-out party. Or, if you prefer, here's the latest from Vox Cantoris and LifeSiteNews: Vox Cantoris reports: Archdiocese of Bombay states that Pope Francis has opened "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics."The little-known homosexualist Cardinal Archbishop of Bombay, Oswald Gracias,has authorized a poster stating that Pope Francis has opened the door to "communion to divorced and remarried Catholics," -- those living and committing adultery. What can you expect from a homosexualist such as Gracias? See the original. This from the cardinal who also wants to see homosexuality decriminalized in India.
  • Mother of 9 dies of heroin overdose; police lend helping hand this Christmas

    12/15/2017 7:33:51 AM PST · by Morgana · 99 replies
    wltw ^ | Dec. 15, 2017 | wltw staff
    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio A Middletown mother of nine has died of a heroin overdose, and police want to give her young children a better Christmas. Police were called to a house on Yankee Road on Wednesday and found Jimeta Sanders, 31, unresponsive on the kitchen floor. Authorities said she was shooting heroin with her supposed friends, who then in turn left her to die in front of her nine kids. Police said the friends described as two males -- then stole her money and left the home, telling the children they were leaving to buy a 2-liter of soda....
  • Are White Evangelicals Really in Decline? Scholars Dispute PRRI Findings

    09/11/2017 11:51:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/11/2017 | Stoyan Zaimov
    (Photo: Facebook / Greg Laurie)Evangelical leaders Greg Laurie (blue tie), Ronnie Floyd (pink tie), Jack Graham (green tie) and James Dobson (yellow tie) pose for a picture as they attend a private dinner with President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and cabinet officials at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 3, 2017.Several scholars are challenging the Public Religion Research Institute's recent survey that suggestswhite evangelicals are in major decline.Professor Tobin Grant, department chair of Political Science at Southern Illinois University, pointed to other trustworthy polls, such as one from the General Social Survey. Those polls show that...
  • Poking the Beehive

    09/08/2017 9:15:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Mona Charen
    Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills. Male labor-force participation rates are down to Depression-era levels. Opioid abuse is epidemic. Half of all children are born to single mothers, and many college students lack basic skills. This is right out of the Charen hymnbook. Behavioral standards that were...
  • FactChecker: Are All Christian Denominations in Decline? Which ones are growing and declining?

    09/06/2017 7:04:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 03/2017 | Joe Carter
    In a recent interview in which she announced she had joined the Episcopal Church, Rachel Held Evans said, Just about every denomination in the American church— including many evangelical denominations — is seeing a decline in numbers, so if it’s a competition, then we’re all losing, just at different rates. Many Americans, both within and outside the church, share Evans perception of the decline of denominations. But is it true? Are most denominations truly seeing a decline in numbers? Before we answer the question, we should clarify what is meant by “decline.” We could, for instance, say that Protestantism has been...
  • Two Kinds Of Nations...the west in prophecy pt 1

    The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. For the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in thy sight. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah. (Psalm 9:16-20)The Nations are extremely important in Gods economy and priorities for mankind....
  • FactChecker: Are All Christian Denominations in Decline?

    04/18/2017 5:10:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    In a recent interview in which she announced she had joined the Episcopal Church, Rachel Held Evans said, Just about every denomination in the American church— including many evangelical denominations — is seeing a decline in numbers, so if it’s a competition, then we’re all losing, just at different rates. Many Americans, both within and outside the church, share Evans perception of the decline of denominations. But is it true? Are most denominations truly seeing a decline in numbers? Before we answer the question, we should clarify what is meant by “decline.” We could, for instance, say that Protestantism has been...
  • Complaints of syringes and feces rise dramatically in SF

    11/03/2016 4:07:31 AM PDT · by drpix · 21 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | 11/02/16 | Lizzie Johnson
    More and more, it seems, San Franciscans need to watch where they step. And theyre not imagining things: Theres been an explosion in complaints about needles and feces on the streets and sidewalks. Reports of improperly discarded syringes have jumped 41 percent since last fiscal year, according to a recent city controllers report. Complaints about feces have increased by 39 percent, with every district seeing a rise in the calls. And, in a trend that must be disturbing to residents who dont live near the Tenderloin or SoMa, long perceived as epicenters of filth, there were big increases in complaints...
  • How To Destroy America From Within

    09/10/2016 5:09:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 10, 2016 | John Hawkins
    As Adam Smith, the Godfather of capitalism, once said, there’s a “great deal of ruin in a nation.” That’s doubly true when you’re talking about a nation like America, the world’s last remaining superpower. How do you destroy a country with a powerful economy, a strong military, and a moral and decent people? It has to be a long, slow process that moves subtly on many simultaneous fronts. If you become too bold, too fast, people will catch onto what you’re doing and even many of your biggest supporters will be forced to distance themselves from you….well, at least until...
  • Southern Baptists see 9th year of membership decline

    06/07/2016 8:44:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 7, 2016 6:00 PM EDT | Travis Loller
    The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015the ninth straight year of decline for the nations largest Protestant denomination. Membership stands at 15.3 million, down from 15.5 million in 2014, according to denomination statistics released on Tuesday. Baptisms also fell by more than 10,000 to just a little more than 295,000. Baptisms are an important measure for the Nashville-based denomination because of its strong commitment to evangelism.
  • Oregon Dept of Ed Transgender guidelines

    05/06/2016 10:47:01 AM PDT · by RyanM · 22 replies
    Oregonian ^ | 5/6/16 | Oregonian
    The mind reels... http://www.ode.state.or.us/groups/supportstaff/hklb/schoolnurses/transgenderstudentguidance.pdf
  • The Victorians Were Probably Smarter Than People Today

    12/14/2015 8:42:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Science Direct ^ | 2013 | Michael A. Woodley, Jan te Nijenhuis, Raegan Murphy
    Abstract The Victorian era was marked by an explosion of innovation and genius, per capita rates of which appear to have declined subsequently. The presence of dysgenic fertility for IQ amongst Western nations, starting in the 19th century, suggests that these trends might be related to declining IQ. This is because high-IQ people are more productive and more creative. We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations, using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study. Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence (g) and are considered...
  • Victor Davis Hanson on California: The picture is bleak

    12/10/2015 7:37:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/10/2015 | Carol Brown
    Victor Davis Hanson, whose family has lived in California for generations, has written a new book. Jarrett Stepman of Breitbart reviewed The Decline and Fall of California: From Decadence to Destruction, where Hanson paints a stark picture of California’s decline from a state that exemplified the American dream to one crushed under the weight of its utopian vision. …Clearly modeled on famous British historian Edward Gibbon’s Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Hanson’s book makes it clear that the increasingly dystopian California has been the author of its own decline. A half-century of bad policy and failed ideology...
  • Episcopal Church in Decline? Denomination Loses Nearly 50,000 Members, Closes 69 Parishes

    10/14/2015 11:17:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/14/2015 | Michael Gryboski
    The Episcopal Church continues to experience losses in both church attendance and membership, according to recently released numbers from the denomination's Office of the General Convention. From 2013 to 2014, active baptized members in domestic dioceses went from 1.866 million to 1.817 million, representing a loss of nearly 50,000 members. The statistics reveal that in 2014 that average Sunday attendance was a little over 600,000 in domestic dioceses, down from approximately 623,000 in 2013. 2014's numbers are even more telling when compared with 2009, when the theologically liberal Episcopal Church had about 200,000 more members and over 80,000 more Sunday...
  • The Stock Markets of the 10 Largest Global Economies Are All Crashing (And the media is silent)

    09/28/2015 6:25:25 AM PDT · by xzins · 55 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 28 Sep 15 | MICHAEL SNYDER
    You would think that the simultaneous crashing of all of the largest stock markets around the world would be very big news. But so far, mainstream media in the United States are treating it like it isn't really a big deal.Over the last 60 days, we have witnessed the most significant global stock market decline since fall 2008, and yet most people still seem to think that this is just a temporary "bump in the road" and that the bull market will soon resume. Hopefully they are right.When the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted 777 points on Sept. 29, 2008,...