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  • Muslims Worldwide Tremble In Fear As Americans Choose Donald Trump

    11/09/2016 2:25:23 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 55 replies
    http://shoebat.com ^ | 11/09/20106 | Andrew Bieszad
    Im very afraid, will there be more wars? Will America attack Muslim countries again? asked Indonesian activist Alijah Diete as Donald Trump edged closer to a shock victory in the US election. Muslims across Asia were struggling Wednesday to accept the news that the populist politician who has made fiery anti-Islamic rhetoric a key part of his campaign was likely to become president of the worlds greatest power. "Americans have just screwed the world yet again, said Syed Tashfin Chowdhury, a Bangladeshi who has several close friends in the US. Thousands in the country watched in shock as the results...
  • Beneath Cheers at Donald Trumps Rallies, Dark Fears Take Hold

    10/27/2016 6:44:45 AM PDT · by hoagy62 · 55 replies
    New York Times via MSN ^ | 10/27/16 | ASHLEY PARKER and NICK CORASANITI
    COLORADO SPRINGS Big crowds still mob Donald J. Trump when he comes to town, with fans waiting in long lines to attend his rallies, where they eagerly jeer his Democratic rival and holler happily at his message. But beneath the cheering, a new emotion is taking hold among some Trump supporters as they grapple with reports predicting that he will lose the election: a dark fear about what will happen if their candidate is denied the White House. Some worry that they will be forgotten, along with their concerns and frustrations. Others believe the nation may be headed for...
  • Marco Rubio: GOP should avoid talking about WikiLeaks

    10/19/2016 6:15:31 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 105 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/16 | Harper Neidig
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said that he will not discuss any leaked documents published by WikiLeaks and is calling on the rest of his party to ignore them as well. "As our intelligence agencies have said, these leaks are an effort by a foreign government to interfere with our electoral process and I will not indulge it, Rubio told ABC News. "Further, I want to warn my fellow Republicans who may want to capitalize politically on these leaks: Today it is the Democrats. Tomorrow it could be us."
  • Donald Trumps threat to imprison Hillary Clinton is a threat to Democracy

    10/09/2016 11:43:47 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 117 replies
    VOX ^ | 10-10-2016 | Zack Beauchamp
    There is no way to sugarcoat this: At Sunday nights presidential debate, Donald Trump threatened to throw Hillary Clinton in jail if he wins the presidency. This threatening to jail ones political opponents is how democratic norms die. The exchange happened during a discussion of the controversy over Hillary Clintons private email server. Trump began by decrying Clintons conduct which, according to the FBI, was quite bad but not illegal. He then proposed appointing a special prosecutor to investigate her, and warned Clinton that, if he were president now, youd be in jail: TRUMP: I'll tell you...
  • Hate unleashed-How Donald Trump unleashed the Rightwing bigots that the GOP once kept under control

    09/30/2016 9:12:11 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 117 replies
    Salon ^ | 9-30-2016 | Heather Digby
    There has been a lot of talk over this presidential campaign about the lack of enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton compared with the excitement and energy among Donald Trumps followers. It is a bit overblown; there are plenty of highly enthusiastic Clinton fans who are very excited to see the first woman president. But it is nonetheless true that Trump has inspired a group of remarkably passionate and committed followers. And while many of these people have legitimate economic gripes that are finding expression in Trumps angry outsider populism, what electrifies many of them is something else entirely. They chant, Build...
  • What Is Hillary So Afraid Of?

    09/26/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 16, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: What has happened basically is this. The Clinton campaign has sent marching orders to its Drive-By Media buddies to plaster, which they have done, since yesterday, story after story after story about Trump a liar. I mean, that's the basic premise. Donald Trump is a liar and Lester Holt needs to fact check him in the in the middle of the debate. Lester Holt needs to challenge Donald Trump on every lie he utters, and that's practically every time he opens his mouth. They are demanding this, and they're putting all kinds of pressure on Lester 'cause...
  • Cenk Uygur Begs Democrats-Get Your Heads Out Of The Sand! She's Losing! She's A Terrible Candidate!

    09/22/2016 12:24:43 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    RCP ^ | 9-22-2015 | Tim Hains
    'The Young Turks' founder Cenk Uygur responds to this footage of an audience both booing and laughing when former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he is voting for Hillary Clinton because she is "honest." They LOL'd," Uygur said. "That's literally a LOL." The prominent Bernie Sanders supporter said it is time for the "Democratic establishment" to admit that they were wrong, that Sanders was the stronger candidate, and if he had been nominated he would be winning right now. "Weve got 48 days to Armageddon," Uygur said about Trump's impending victory over Clinton. "Get your head out of your--... lets...
  • Latest Mainstream Media Political Headlines

    09/15/2016 2:43:40 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 8 replies
    REDDIT ^ | 9-15-2016 | TCRLAF
    Just thought I'd give you the list of the latest Political Headlines from Reddit Politics, within just the last 15 minutes: UK INDEPENDENT: Little Miss Flint meets Donald Trump, appears terrified FORBES: Trump's Ever-Changing Tax Plan Changes Again THE ATLANTIC: Trump's Economic Plan: New Promises Same Old Problems NEW YORK TIMES: The Arithmetic in Donald Trumps Jobs Plan Doesnt Really Work VOX: Its time for Ivanka Trump to STOP pretending shes above the political fray CNN: Harry Reid: Trump is a 'human leech' SLATE: Donald Trump Wants You Think Hes a Populist. But His Economic Plan Is Built for the...
  • Democrats Fear Their Senate Takeover Chances Dimming

    09/14/2016 9:46:21 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 20 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 14, 2016 | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are sounding increasingly concerned about their chances of retaking control of the Senate, as Republicans demonstrate a commanding fundraising advantage and Hillary Clinton's lead narrows in key battleground races. Although most Democrats still express confidence that they will win back the Senate majority in November, they now appear to have fewer paths to victory as wins in Ohio and even Florida look increasingly remote. [snip] A key factor is the Republican money edge, which is particularly pronounced this year because some major donors, most notably the billionaire Koch Brothers, have decided to stay out of the...
  • Can we just stop talking about Hillary Clintons health now? [Wash Post Panic]

    09/06/2016 4:16:20 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/6/16 | Chris Cillizza
    ...Led by Drudge, there have been questions circulating in the conservative media and among Trump surrogates like Rudy Giuliani that "something" is wrong with Clinton for months. Much of that speculation ties back to an episode in late 2012 in which Clinton caught a stomach virus, fell, suffered a concussion and was then hospitalized due to a blood clot. A certain sector of conservatives were convinced that more was going on with her health than ever became public and that this was yet another example of the Clintons hiding things from the public. "Diagnoses" have run everywhere from...
  • The Bizarre Media Blackout Of Hacked George Soros Documents

    08/27/2016 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 19 replies
    Leaked documents released a few days ago provide juicy insider details of how a fabulously rich businessman has been using his money to influence elections in Europe, underwrite an extremist group, target U.S. citizens who disagreed with him, dictate foreign policy, and try to sway a Supreme Court ruling, among other things. Pretty compelling stuff, right? Not if it involves leftist billionaire George Soros. In this case, the mainstream press couldn't care less.
  • Fearing Government

    08/24/2016 1:31:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is fear, a fear of not just where our once republic is going, but where it is. A government designed to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, (and) promote the general welfare, not only doesnt work toward these ends, it promotes policies that operate in direct opposition to them. The high criminals of the Obama administration will never be subject to the justice they deserve. Occupy Wallstreet, Black Lives Matter, and DNC supported riots at Trump rallies foment discord rather than ensure domestic tranquility. Common Defense? Purposely importing koranimals undermines the...
  • Hillary: You know, Trump wants you all to be full of hate and fear

    07/29/2016 8:39:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And by the way, she's a woman. Alternate headline: Columnist teeters at edge of suicide after listening to shrieking, insincere, awful speech. Five in the morning. No, I did not watch this oratorical abortion live. You kidding me? Who could sleep peacefully after an hour of this?
  • A glorious quote from ultra-liberal Ezra Klein

    07/22/2016 4:51:00 AM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 31 replies
    Vox ^ | Ezra Klein
    Tonight, Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican Partys nomination for president of the United States. And I am, for the first time since I began covering American politics, genuinely afraid.
  • John Derbyshire nonblack talk (He was let go from national review for this column.)

    07/08/2016 1:55:23 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 52 replies
    Taki mag ^ | John Derbyshire
    There is much talk about the talk. Sean OReilly was 16 when his mother gave him the talk that most black parents give their teenage sons, Denisa R. Superville of the Hackensack (NJ) Record tells us. Meanwhile, down in Atlanta: Her sons were 12 and 8 when Marlyn Tillman realized it was time for her to have the talk, Gracie Bonds Staples writes in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Leonard Greene talks about the talk in the New York Post. Someone bylined as KJ DellAntonia talks about the talk in The New York Times. Darryl Owens talks about the talk in...
  • Red Planet Impact: Huge Moons May Have Crashed Into Mars

    07/04/2016 6:40:49 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Space.com ^ | July 4, 2016 11:01am ET | Charles Q. Choi
    Phobos and Deimos are both small for moons about 14 and 7.7 miles (22.5 and 12.4 kilometers) wide, respectively and sort of potato-shaped. Compared to other satellites in the solar system, they look more like asteroids. As a result, astronomers previously hypothesized that these moons were asteroids captured by Mars' gravitational pull. ...previous research suggested that Phobos and Deimos would have relatively irregular orbits. In reality, these moons have nearly circular orbits positioned near the Martian equator. ... huge impact that previous research suggested created the gigantic Borealis basin in the northern lowlands of Mars, which covers two-fifths...
  • Monster volcano gave Mars extreme makeover: study

    03/03/2016 11:08:06 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    phys.org ^ | March 2, 2016 by | Laurence Coustal, Marlowe Hood
    A volcano on Mars half the size of France spewed so much lava 3.5 billion years ago that the weight displaced the Red Planet's outer layers, according to a study released Wednesday. Mars' original north and south poles, in other words, are no longer where they once were. The findings explain the unexpected location of dry river beds and underground reservoirs of water ice, as well as other Martian mysteries that have long perplexed scientists, the lead researcher told AFP. "If a similar shift happened on Earth, Paris would be in the Polar Circle," said Sylvain Bouley, a geomorphologist at...
  • Did A Giant Impact Create The Two Faces Of Mars?

    03/15/2007 2:14:24 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 855+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 3-15-2007 | David Shiga
    Did a giant impact create the two faces of Mars? 16:29 15 March 2007 NewScientist.com news service David Shiga, Houston Mars's northern hemisphere is lower in elevation by about 5 kilometres than its southern hemisphere (see image below). This coloured topographical map shows low elevations in blue and high elevations in yellow and red. The map is centred on a latitude of 55 north (Illustration: Mike Caplinger/MSSS) Mars's southern hemisphere is higher and more heavily cratered than the northern hemisphere, suggesting it is older terrain. The two low elevations (blue) in this map, which is centred on the...
  • Red Planet's Ancient Equator Located

    04/24/2005 8:18:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 64 replies · 2,163+ views
    Scientific American (online) ^ | April 20, 2005 | Sarah Graham
    Jafar Arkani-Hamed of McGill University discovered that five impact basins--dubbed Argyre, Hellas, Isidis, Thaumasia and Utopia--form an arclike pattern on the Martian surface. Three of the basins are well-preserved and remain visible today. The locations of the other two, in contrast, were inferred from measurements of anomalies in the planet's gravitational field... a single source--most likely an asteroid that was initially circling the sun in the same plane as Mars--created all five craters. At one point the asteroid passed close to the Red Planet... and was broken apart by the force of the planet's gravity. The resulting five pieces subsequently...
  • New Theory: Catastrophe Created Mars' Moons

    07/29/2003 8:56:47 AM PDT · by RightWhale · 62 replies · 1,837+ views
    space.com ^ | 29 Jul 03 | Leonard David
    New Theory: Catastrophe Created Mars' Moons By Leonard David Senior Space Writer posted: 07:00 am ET 29 July 2003 PASADENA, California The two moons of Mars Phobos and Deimos could be the byproducts of a breakup of a huge moon that once circled the red planet, according to a new theory. The capture of a large Martian satellite may have taken place during or shortly after the formation of the planet, with Phobos and Deimos now the surviving remnants. Origin of the two moons presents a longstanding puzzle to which one researcher proposed the new solution at...
  • Long-Destroyed Fifth Planet May Have Caused Lunar Cataclysm, Researchers Say

    03/25/2002 2:42:10 PM PST · by vannrox · 154 replies · 4,757+ views
    SPACE dot COM ^ | 18 March 2002 ,posted: 03:00 pm ET | By Leonard David, Senior Space Writer
    Asteroid Vesta: The 10th Planet? Discovery Brightens Odds of Finding Another Pluto Nemesis: The Million Dollar Question HOUSTON, TEXAS -- Our solar system may have had a fifth terrestrial planet, one that was swallowed up by the Sun. But before it was destroyed, the now missing-in-action world made a mess of things. Space scientists John Chambers and Jack Lissauer of NASA's Ames Research Center hypothesize that along with Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars -- the terrestrial, rocky planets -- there was a fifth terrestrial world, likely just outside of Mars's orbit and before the inner asteroid belt. Moreover, Planet V...
  • Marc Faber's "Worst Fear" Is Hillary Clinton Becoming President

    05/25/2016 10:50:06 PM PDT · by vannrox · 7 replies
    Valuewalk.com ^ | 05/24/2016 11:12 -0400 | Tyler Durden
    Publisher of the Gloom Boom & Doom Report Marc Faber spoke with FOX Business Networks (FBN) Neil Cavuto about the realistic possibility of the market collapsing before November saying Most people havent really made any money over the last 12 months or even two years because the market is down over the last 12 months. He continued saying the economy is stuck, and Thats why you have people like Trump and Bernie Sanders having such an appeal. Otherwise if the economy was very strong, they wouldnt essentially be contenders for the presidential election. On the impact the economy has had...
  • 8 ARGUMENTS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD BE ANXIOUS TODAY (AND HOW THE BIBLE RESPONDS)

    05/22/2016 5:14:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 5/17/16 | Justin Taylor
    An important lesson of the Christian life is that the heart of the battle is a fight not between abstract commands (do this! dont do that!) but rather arguments... 1. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE GOD IS TOO FAR AWAY TO HEAR MY NEEDS... 2...GOD DOES NOT CARE FOR ME AND I NEED TO GET MYSELF OUT OF THIS HUMILIATING STAGE OF LIFE... 3...IF MY PROBLEMS ARENT SOLVED I COULD DIE.... 4...I HAVE NO PRACTICAL EVIDENCE IN THE WORLD THAT GOD VALUES ME OR WILL TAKE CARE OF ME.... 5. ANXIETY IS WORTH IT BECAUSE OF HOW MUCH IT HELPS...
  • Why They All Fear Ted Cruz

    03/23/2016 2:30:01 PM PDT · by libbylu · 114 replies
    rushlimbaugh website ^ | 3/23/16 | Rush
    Why do they hate Ted Cruz so much? Well, yeah, partly it's because he's conservative. But why hate that? It's more than that. It's threatening. And I'm just gonna tell you: In the case of Ted Cruz, every damned one of these people knows full well that they're not in his league in terms of IQ, in terms of intelligence, in terms of talent and ability. They can't compete with him. So they ignore him. They pretend he's not there. When they do have him on to interview him, they usually resort to tactics of intimidation or putting him down...
  • LETTER: Military maneuvers startle already-stressed UND campus

    03/23/2016 11:14:19 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 74 replies
    grandforksherald.com ^ | March 20, 2016 | Heidi Czerwiec
    Apparently, it's not enough that UND's administration is attacking the quality of education by cutting programs and experienced faculty and jacking class sizes. Now, we must also feel under physical attack as well. I look up from my office computer to see two figures in camo with guns outside my window. My first thought is for my students' and my safety: I grab my phone, crawl under my desk and call 911. The dispatcher keeps me on the line until someone can see if ROTC is doing maneuvers. I can barely talkfirst, with fear, and then with rage when the...
  • Why Trump?!? The Politics of Passion: A Lesson from The Federalist Papers

    02/25/2016 4:27:20 AM PST · by spirited irish · 54 replies
    Public Discourse ^ | February 25th, 2016 | Nathan Schlueter
    There is no evidence that a Trump presidency would promote evangelical values; in fact, there is more evidence that he would oppose them. Yet Trump continues to be the favorite candidate of evangelical voters. They do not seem to be asking the most basic questions, like whether this candidate has the right principles; whether the candidate offers a realistic plan for realizing those principles within the constraints of our political system; and whether the candidate demonstrates the character, experience, and virtue to make that plan succeed. How do we account for this evident discrepancy between these voters’ principles and their...
  • The Sum of All Fears

    12/29/2015 6:05:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 29, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    resident Obama and members of his administration assure us we have nothing to fear when it comes to terrorism. Whether you accept this, or not -- and opinion polls show a majority do not -- there is another fear that in large part is behind the phenomenon known as Donald Trump. It is the fear we are in danger of losing America. Speaking as a member of a group that will in this century become a minority in America -- that would be white people -- I don't fear minority status. I fear that those who will soon make up...
  • What Do Saints Fear?

    12/28/2015 8:09:44 AM PST · by Salvation · 837 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12-27-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    What Do Saints Fear? Msgr. Charles Pope December 27, 2015 The average person may worry about any number of things: finances; security; strife in the family, community, nation, or world; health; the status of a relationship; how he is perceived by others. These tend to be the sorts of things that cause concern.What do saints worry about? To provide an answer, let's consider the words of one of our canonized saints. First, here is the context within which the saint spoke.Napoleon III had surrendered to the Prussians, bringing on the disaster. The Mother General put the sisters at the disposition...
  • Obama will tell America 'do not give in to fear': Third Oval Office address will focus on terror

    12/06/2015 4:19:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 27 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | December 6, 2015 | By CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN and CHRIS PLEASANCE
    President Barack Obama will use his Sunday night address on terrorism to urge the American people not to 'give in to fear' after the California shootings. In only the third Oval Office address of his two terms as Commander in Chief, Obama will also pledge to use 'every single aspect of American power' to combat terrorism. The symbolic use of the Oval Office is likely an attempt by Obama to set a tone of political gravitas equal to the moment after repeated accusations that he underestimated the threat from ISIS. However, Attorney General Loretta Lynch cautioned this morning that the...
  • Atheist professor: I will mock Christians but not Muslims because of 'straight up fear'

    11/04/2015 10:08:31 AM PST · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    Christian Examiner ^ | 11/03/2015 | Kelly Ledbetter
    "I absolutely agree that it is okay for those of the Left to critique, mock, [and] deride Christianity, but Islam gets a free pass," Zuckerman told CNSNews.com. "Which is so strange, because if you care about women's rights, if you care about human rights, if you care about gay rights, then you really... uh... then Islam is much more problematic." From a human rights perspective, Christian nations are among the most successful, yet Zuckerman said he would not criticize Islam for fear of execution. "As an atheist, where on planet Earth is the death penalty meted out to atheists? It's...
  • Donald Trump’s Police State [A Pajama Boy Panic Attack]

    11/27/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    NY SLIMES ^ | 11/27/15 | Timothy Egan
    In "The Plot Against America," the novelist Philip Roth imagines an alternative history at the dawn of World War II. Charles A. Lindbergh, aviator hero and crypto-fascist, defeats Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1940. Rather than go to war against Nazi Germany, he foments an atmosphere of hatred directed at Jews in the United States..... But over the last three months, in listening to plans of the Republican presidential front-runner and the views of his increasingly thuggish followers, I'm starting to have some dark fears should Donald Trump become president. Take him at his word - albeit, a worthless thing given...
  • Surge in robberies on Capitol Hill alters residents’ routines, lifestyles

    11/11/2015 12:03:52 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11-11-15 | Peter Hermann
    Sarah Pitluck used to walk her dogs before dawn, among the early risers exercising on Capitol Hill. She now waits until first light, and for the streets to be busier. It is just one way the young man who robbed her, ripping the smartphone from her hand and scratching her neck, has changed her daily routine — and her life. Ever since the Oct. 13 robbery just two blocks from her home, the pharmaceutical executive goes to work later and comes home before it gets dark. Lost time at her office is made up at home, on the phone with...
  • Why the last few days at Mizzou have college administrators everywhere scared

    11/10/2015 10:20:38 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | November 9, 2015 | Sam Mellinger
    * Football players boycotted, and essentially forced the tumbling of Mizzou’s power structure * All across the country, college administrators are taking notice and some are scared * The power dynamics in a billion dollar industry are changing COLUMBIA — The intention, presumably, was to show strength and solidarity. On the surface, Missouri's two most powerful athletics officials did that in a press conference here on Monday. Gary Pinkel, the football coach, talked of supporting his players. Mack Rhoades, the athletics director, talked of using an extraordinary last few days to improve life on campus. But underneath all of...
  • Physical attacks in Germany on Activists Who Oppose the Sexualization of Children

    11/05/2015 12:57:04 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 24 replies
    "Observatory" ^ | 2015 | not listed
    The call for "violence against objects" culminated in physical violence (including murders) in Germany in the 1970s. What has happened in the last two weeks against two well-known pro-family activists in Germany, is showing worrying parallels. On October 14th, a play called FEAR premiered in Berlin. In it, people known for publically speaking out against the sexualization of children and gender ideology are the protagonists: Birgit Kelle, Gabriele Kuby, Hedwig von Bevoerfoerde, Beatrix von Storch and Frauke Petry. Actors appear on stage under their names with pictures of them covering their faces, behaving as hateful and aggressive zombies. Two people...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:39:06 PM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | October 30, 2015 | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that it’s acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not “fear” retaliation from Christians. “I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear,” Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “I’ve got three kids. “So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and I’m not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and that’s wonderful. Thank you,” said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Atheist: Okay to Disparage Christians, But Islam Off-Limits Because of ‘Fear’

    10/30/2015 5:38:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | October 30, 2015 | 3:38 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    An atheist professor said Tuesday that its acceptable to criticize Christians but not Muslims, because he does not fear retaliation from Christians. I know what keeps me from critiquing Islam on my blog is just fear, Phil Zuckerman said at a discussion on religious liberty at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Ive got three kids. So I know I can say anything about Christianity or Mormonism, and Im not living in fear, which is a testament to Christianity and Mormonism, and thats wonderful. Thank you, said Zuckerman, who is a self-described atheist and professor of secular studies at Pitzer College...
  • Survey shows what Americans really fear

    10/19/2015 7:12:01 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 18 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Shawn Price
    ORANGE, Calif., - A new study by a California university shows Americans have a much greater fear of the government, technology and pandemics than ghosts or zombies. Nearly 60 percent of Americans are afraid or very afraid of government corruption, the Chapman University Survey of American Fears found. At 58 percent, the subject topped a list of 88 items people were asked about, with personal appearance -- specifically what people thought of how you were dressed -- being last at 4.2 percent. Researchers quizzed 1,541 people across the United States about all their various fears and anxieties and nearly half...
  • Pistol-whipped cop says he didnt fight back for fear of public backlash if he hurt black man

    08/15/2015 5:32:28 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    BIPAC Review ^ | 08/14/15 | Nicole Haas
    President of the Fraternal Order of Police spoke for the detective whose picture went viral after he was pistol whipped to the ground by a violent criminal and explained why the cop didnt fight back. Local law enforcement officers are walking on egg shells because theyre so hesitant of how to interact because of whats taking place in the media, police Sgt. Heath Boackle told the NY Daily News. The Daily News reported: The Birmingham detective, whose name has not yet been released, paused while a suspect attacked him during a traffic stop because he feared the country-wide backlash he...
  • NSA Proclaims: "If you have nothing to fear you have nothing to hide" [satire]

    08/09/2015 12:30:48 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 27 replies
    Check out this sign that the NSA Data Center has in front of their massive facility in Utah. See photo at their linked web site. Anybody feeling reassured yet???
  • Emergency landing baseball-sized hail storm cracked windshield

    08/08/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 32 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 8 Aug 2015 | Christer Brennen
    Said they did not realize how bad the damage was until they landed and saw the front of plane Pilots made landing with limited visibility because of major cracks in the windshield
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State (Protestant Caucus)

    07/27/2015 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | James Mann
    If there is one thing consistent about the tides of the culture wars, it is that whenever one side is emboldened, it inevitably leads to overreach. The secular Left is proving this point with gusto in the wake of the Supreme Courts decision to nationalize gay marriage, calling for the removal of tax exemptions for churches and religious non-profits who continue to hold the tired old definition of marriage that existed all the way up until yesterday. This step, which would crush the budgets of many churches and non-profits, reveals an amusing hypocrisy of the modern Lefts turn against civil...
  • Do Not Be Afraid, For Evil Cannot Withstand the Power of Jesus

    07/15/2015 8:05:17 PM PDT · by Coleus · 24 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Do Not Be Afraid, For Evil Cannot Withstand the Power of Jesus Evil, no matter how powerful it seems, cannot stand. It will ultimately self-destruct and be overcome by the Light. Some Pharisees, likely disingenuous in their motives, approach Jesusto warn him that he needs to leave immediately: Go away, leave this area because Herod wants to kill you. Jesussays simply: Go and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out demons and I perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I accomplish my purpose.' (Luke13:32) Surely Jesus has more in mind here than the next three...
  • Charles Blow: In Charleston, a millennial race terrorist

    06/23/2015 11:39:48 AM PDT · by AveryJarhman · 24 replies
    Kentucky.com/New York Tines ^ | 6-22-2015 | Charles Blow
    <p>Charles Blow asks important questions, "Who radicalized Roof? Who passed along the poison? We must never be lulled into a false belief that racism is dying off with older people."</p> <p>Hi. Perhaps I am being naively simplistic, however, I am thinking if more people, in particular single females, begin to responsibly raise children who are fairly happy kids, maturing into teens and adults who DO NOT flood popular music with lyrics depicting hate, disrespect, violence, poison drug sales, and very little respect for females who more often than not, are characterized as witches and bhoers, or less than human, undeserving of respect, much like the ignorant Americans of our past who embraced the human ignorance we call racism...</p>
  • The Worrywart Generation: The Age of Debilitating Anxieties

    06/15/2015 12:19:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Ron Ross
    ".....There are good reasons why society admires courage and despises cowardice. Fear is one of the primary subjects taught in primary and secondary schools both public and private. Teaching fear to young people is a kind of collective child abuse. We are raising a generation of paranoid neurotics. Our children are being taught, erroneously, that individuals and the environment are delicate and fragile. ....Those who are the most paranoid seem to know the least about the objects of their anxieties. For example, fear of genetically modified foods, glutens, and hydraulic fracturing are based almost solely on complete ignorance of these...
  • On Praying for a Deep Hatred and Fear of Sin and Its Darkness

    04/24/2015 7:12:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-23-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    On Praying for a Deep Hatred and Fear of Sin and Its Darkness By: Msgr. Charles PopeWe ought to ask the Lord to inspire us with a holy hatred of sin. There is a kind of inverse relationship that we ought to seek: if we love the truth staunchly we will detest sin and lies more fully. It is impossible to love the truth vigorously without also detesting error. Similarly, as we grow in the love of God, we grow in the love of holiness, for God is holy.As our love for Him deepens, we become increasingly averse to all that...
  • Corporations are the Enemy (Scotus case that would impose same-sex marriage)

    03/13/2015 3:49:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 28 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | March 13, 2015 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A man I know was a top executive at a major American media company, one of the biggest and most influential in the world. A young man came into his office one day asking to display a rainbow sticker with the words safe space. This was a decade ago and this man, a faithful Catholic, felt confident he could demur without reprisal though he could see the veiled threat of being outed as less than gay friendly, as a homophobe.But, in these post-Brendan Eich days, it is doubtful my friend would feel as safe to say no because things...
  • Which Do You Fear More?

    03/06/2015 2:36:52 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 42 replies
    3/6/2015 | MosesKnows
    Which Future Fear do You Fear More? I have encountered articles and discussions suggesting that fearing terrorist is irrational, even bordering on paranoia. The major source of that fear is the notion of a terrorist possessing a nuclear weapon. We cannot ignore the potential of millions beheaded in a moment. I have also encountered articles and discussions suggesting that fearing global warming is irrational, even bordering on paranoia. The major source of that fear is the notion of a rise in sea levels. We cannot ignore the potential of relocating millions of people in the future.
  • TPM: Three Reasons To Boycott Netanyahu's Speech To Congress (Projectile Vomit Alert!)

    03/02/2015 1:47:01 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 43 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3-2-2015 | Sally Kohn
    On Tuesday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will address a joint session of the United States Congress. Netanyahu was invited to speak not through standard diplomatic proceduresthe kind of procedures, say, that the President of the United States might go through to speak to Israels Knesset. Instead, Netanyahu got a special invitation from Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner. Boehner and Congressional Republicanswho can't seem to do the most basic parts of their job in funding government agencies and our national security apparatus for more than a week at a timeare trying to thumb their noses at the...
  • Non-profit worker who provoked fury with disrespectful Arlington photo tells how she lost her job...

    02/23/2015 5:14:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2/22/15 | Pete D'amato
    Non-profit worker who provoked fury with disrespectful Arlington photo tells how she lost her job, can't date and now lives in fear For almost a year after Lindsey Stone was fired, she refused to leave the house. Her former employer, Life (Living Independently Forever) dismissed her in 2012 over a picture that a coworker had taken of her giving the finger at Arlington National Cemetery. The firing of both women came after an ardent online campaign that had flooded Life, which works with 'pretty high-functioning people with learning difficulties,' according to Stone, with emails. In addition to the firing, it...
  • Homeland Security Warns Right Wing Extremists Are An Equal Or Greater Threat Than ISIS

    02/20/2015 6:00:32 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 93 replies
    A new intelligence assessment, circulated by the Department of Homeland Security this month and reviewed by CNN, focuses on the domestic terror threat from right-wing sovereign citizen extremists and comes as the Obama administration holds a White House conference to focus efforts to fight violent extremism. Some federal and local law enforcement groups view the domestic terror threat from sovereign citizen groups as equal to and in some cases greater than the threat from foreign Islamic terror groups, such as ISIS, that garner more public attention.