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  • The Rise of Political Caesarism

    05/11/2016 6:22:35 AM PDT · by Noumenon · 10 replies
    Library of Law and Liberty ^ | May 11, 2016 | Greg Weiner
    “The cause is in my will.”—Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene II We ought to have known it would come to this. Still, the latest assertion of presidential authority assumes a new and ominous form: the power not merely to assert authority outside the law—which can at least masquerade under the banner of Lockean prerogative—but rather to redefine words and, with them, the institution of law itself. Such is what happened when Vanita Gupta, the head of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, issued a menacing letter to Republican Governor Pat McCrory of North Carolina, ordering him...
  • Home Minister: Bangladesh executes leader of Islamist party

    05/10/2016 3:14:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2016 4:09 PM EDT
    The head of Bangladesh’s largest Islamist party was executed early Wednesday for his role in acts of genocide and war crimes during the country’s independence war against Pakistan in 1971, a senior government official said. Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said Motiur Rahman Nizami, the 73-year-old leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was hung at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday inside Dhaka central jail amid tight security. […] Nizami is the fifth senior official from opposition parties to be executed since 2013 for war crimes carried out during the 1971 war. Three other senior members of Nizami’s Jamaat-e-Islami party and a top leader of...
  • The sixth mass extinction on Earth has officially begun and could threaten humanity's existence

    06/20/2015 12:28:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 159 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 20, 2015 | Mark Prigg
    We are entering a mass extinction that threatens humanity's existence, researchers have declared. Researchers say a new study shows 'without any significant doubt' that we are entering the sixth great mass extinction on earth. The study says that the window for conserving threatened species is rapidly closing. The study shows without any significant doubt that we are now entering the sixth great mass extinction event,' said Paul Ehrlich, the Bing Professor of Population Studies in biology and a senior fellow at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment who led the research.The new study, published in the journal Science Advances,...
  • World population may hit 11 billion by 2100

    09/19/2014 5:52:15 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    AFP ^ | September 18, 2014 | Staff
    The world population may grow larger than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published Thursday. That would mean two billion more people on Earth than expected by 2100, largely due to high birth rates in Africa, said the report in the US journal Science. "The consensus over the past 20 years or so was that world population, which is currently around seven billion, would go up to nine billion and level off or probably decline," said co-author Adrian Raftery, professor of statistics and of sociology at the University of Washington.
  • [VIDEO] Al Gore: Africa’s Population Is A Problem That “Must Be Addressed”

    01/28/2014 11:52:30 AM PST · by absentee · 82 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/28/2014 | Caleb Howe
    “Africa’s projected to have more people than China or India by mid-century. More than China and India combined by the end of the century. And this is one of the causal factors that must be addressed.” At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week, Al Gore participated in a forum on “climate change” and how it affects the economy, and vice versa. In response to a question about whether he was happy to see increased willingness to act on global warming, Gore offered a rambling response that included the above eye-popper. Gore, like many other warmers, and in...
  • The greatest threat facing mankind is...

    01/22/2012 4:54:42 PM PST · by Brian Kopp DPM · 170 replies
    Faith, Reason and Health Blog ^ | 01/22/12 | Various
    Sunday, January 22, 2012 The greatest threat facing mankind is... The greatest threat facing mankind is NOT anthropogenic "climate change." Nor is it anthropogenic environmental damage. It most certainly is not "overpopulation." Neither is it "peak oil." Nor is it food shortages. The greatest threat facing mankind is, however, "anthropogenic." Because the greatest threat facing mankind is the general failure of mankind to reproduce: Fewer tells a monumental human story, largely ignored, but which promises to starkly change the human condition in the years to come. Never before have birth and fertility rates fallen so far, so fast, so low,...
  • Leading Population Researcher: There Is A 90% Chance Of “Collapse Of Global Civilization”

    10/25/2011 11:24:25 AM PDT · by blam · 51 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10-25-2011 | Mac Slavo
    Leading Population Researcher: There Is A 90% Chance Of “Collapse Of Global Civilization” (Ehrlich) Mac Slavo October 25th, 2011 Paul Ralph Ehrlich, biologist and professor of population studies at Stanford University, has been warning for decades (The Population Bomb, 1968) that the earth is becoming increasingly unstable and incapable of supporting our ever expanding population growth. With 7 billion people on the planet and growth estimated to continue at a pace that would reach 15 billion by the end of the 21st century, Ehrlich notes that our concerns about feeding the world’s population and meeting energy resource needs for future...
  • The Myth of Overpopulation

    06/14/2011 10:44:04 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 67 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Jun. 13 2011 | S. Michael Craven
    Perhaps one of the most persistent and pervasive myths that have shaped the thinking of many people and, subsequently, public policy is the myth that the world’s population is spiraling out of control and that it will ultimately lead to catastrophic shortages of the essential resources necessary to sustain life. This whole concept of “overpopulation” can be traced to Thomas Malthus, the British scholar and Anglican clergyman (albeit a very misguided one) who, without any specific knowledge other than his own speculations, predicted in 1789 that the planet’s rapid increase in population would soon outstrip the planet’s ability to produce...
  • Carbon Scheme: Offset Your Jet-Set Lifestyle by Eliminating African Babies

    12/14/2009 3:46:29 PM PST · by wagglebee · 22 replies · 860+ views
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 12/04/09 | Hilary White
    December 14, 2009 ( - Population control groups have been using the hype surrounding the Copenhagen climate change conference to promote their solution to hypothetical impending environmental catastrophes. Earlier this month, two pieces appearing in the same edition of the Guardian revisited a report by Britain's Optimum Population Trust (OPT) that suggests that people in wealthy first-world countries should "offset" the carbon cost of their jet-setting lifestyles by paying to prevent the births of poor children in the developing world. John Vidal, the Guardian's environment editor, wrote that the OPT's report suggesting a "radical" plan to cut carbon emissions was...
  • Let's Try Cap-and-Trade on Babies

    10/18/2009 11:29:26 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 18 replies · 596+ views
    Miller-McCune ^ | October 15, 2009 | Emily Badger
    Population growth is the real driver for higher greenhouse gas emission, so why don't more mainstream solutions start there? Andrew Revkin, an environmental reporter for The New York Times and author of the paper's Dot Earth blog, warns that the math is pretty depressing. There are about 6.8 billion people on the planet today, a number projected to get to 9 billion by 2050. Americans, the world's greatest per-capita emitters of greenhouse gas emissions, produce about 20 tons of the stuff per person, per year. If we were to cut that in half, as emissions rose with the quality of...
  • Peak Oil, Carrying Capacity and Overshoot: Population, the Elephant in the Room

    02/24/2008 1:41:05 PM PST · by ScratInTheHat · 80 replies · 319+ views
    Paul Chefurka ^ | 2007 | Paul Chefurka
    As we all know but are sometimes reluctant to contemplate, oil is a finite, non-renewable resource. This automatically means that its use is not sustainable. If the use of oil is not sustainable, then of course the added carrying capacity the oil has provided is likewise unsustainable. Carrying capacity has been added to the world in direct proportion to the use of oil, and the disturbing implication is that if our oil supply declines, the carrying capacity of the world will automatically fall with it. These two observations (that oil has expanded the world's carrying capacity and oil use is...
  • Ensuring a healthy growth in population (can political pollicy encourage childbirth?)

    08/21/2007 11:15:21 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 108 replies · 1,192+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | August 19, 2007 | Jonathan Last
    Regular readers will recall that we are on the verge of a population problem. Fertility rates have been falling across the globe, and in nearly every industrialized country are already below the replacement rate of 2.1 children per woman. Despite the appearance of a world bursting at the seams with an ever-greater number of people, the current growth rate is slowing and the world's population is likely to peak about nine billion and then begin contracting - precipitously - by 2080. Regular readers also will recall that there are convincing, if not certain, reasons to suspect that population contraction could...
  • 6.5 Billion and Rising-For a Time

    03/24/2006 6:23:31 PM PST · by Coleus · 12 replies · 464+ views
    Population Research Institute ^ | 03.24.06 | Joseph A. D'Agostino
    The experts do not agree when the Earth's population reached 6.5 billion, but they generally agree that it has. The U.S. Census Bureau chose February 25, 2006, but the United Nations Population Division (UNDP) had picked July 2005. The People's Daily of China's Communist Party, intent on reducing the population of the world's largest nation by any means necessary, went with Dec. 19, 2005. Both the UN and Census Bureau believe world population will continue to rise, with the UN predicting 9.1 billion by 2050 and the bureau 9.2 billion. It is taken as divinely revealed dogma by the media...

    05/08/2005 1:35:03 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 62 replies · 2,464+ views
    "Europe has been experiencing terrible problems because of the decline in its birth rates. Never have birth and fertility rates fallen so low for so long, in so many places, as they have in Europe, which has seen 45 consecutive years of fertility decline. As a result, the European Union expects to suffer a net loss of 70 million people by 2050."
  • U.N.: World Population to Hit 9B in 2050

    02/25/2005 5:12:12 AM PST · by Brilliant · 20 replies · 504+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | 02/25/05 | EDITH M. LEDERER
    UNITED NATIONS - The world's population will increase by 40 percent to 9.1 billion in 2050, but virtually all the growth will be in the developing world, especially in the 50 poorest countries, the U.N. Population Division said. In a report Thursday, the division said the population in less developed countries is expected to swell from 5.3 billion today to 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of richer developed countries will remain mostly unchanged, at 1.2 billion. "It is going to be a strain on the world," said Hania Zlotnik, the division's new director. She said the expected...
  • Let's Stop Scaring Ourselves

    12/14/2004 7:13:54 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 42 replies · 1,831+ views
    PARADE Magazine ^ | 12/5/04 | Michael Crichton
    This year I turned 62, and I find I have acquired—along with aches and pains—a perspective on the world that I lacked as a younger person. I now recognize that for most of my life I have felt burdened by highly publicized fears that decades later did not turn out to be true. I was reminded of this when I came across this 1972 statement about climate: “We simply cannot afford to gamble…We cannot risk inaction. Those scientists who [disagree] are acting irresponsibly. The indications that our climate can soon change for the worse are too strong to be reasonably...
  • How many people three centuries from now? UN thinks it knows [Year 2300: 9 Billion People]

    12/08/2003 10:55:33 PM PST · by yonif · 17 replies · 221+ views
    DeepikaGlobal ^ | December 9, 2003 | AFP
    United Nations, December 9 : Stretching its previous attempts to predict the future, the United Nations said on Tuesday the world will be crowded with nine billion people when the year 2300 rolls around three centuries from now. In what it called a "groundbreaking" statistical achievement, the UN's population department said it was now able to make extended long-range predictions that easily beat earlier forecasts, which only went to 2150. The baby-makers of the future, however, will have to cooperate. According to the "medium fertility scenario," the rate of new births will be less than the death rate for around...
  • The Overpopulation Myth

    01/09/2003 1:33:25 PM PST · by stoney · 101 replies · 937+ views
    Junto Society ^ | Bob Sperlazzo
    The Over Population Myth Part 1 Provided by Bob Sperlazzo Informed Christian Digest 01/09/2003 The Overpopulation Lie is Killing Us! (Part 1) . "There are now 6 billion people on Earth. The planet's population will most likely continue to climb until 2050, when it will peak at 9 billion; other predictions have the world's population peaking at 7.5 billion in 2040. In either case, it will then go into a sharp decline. The world may soon be facing an under-population crisis -- a prospect that has all but escaped media scrutiny." -- Anthony C. LoBaido ( . "The world is...
  • The Population Dud: At recent UN meeting, myth of over-population died just a little bit more.

    06/28/2002 11:19:42 PM PDT · by Polycarp · 11 replies · 139+ views
      Email This ArticleThe Population Dud    AUSTIN RUSE After years of "successful" population-control efforts, experts are realizing that their fears were groundless. And as fertility rates continue to drop, well below expected levels, new concerns are emerging. It dies a slow death; still it dies. At a recent UN meeting, the myth of over-population died just a little bit more. Officials at the UN Population Division officially announced that they were lowering their predictions of world population by as much as 1 billion people. Only two years ago, the UN statisticians had thought that the world would reach a...
  • 101st anniversary of Armenian genocide marked worldwide

    04/24/2016 11:24:11 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Ya Libnan News ^ | April 24, 2016
    Lebanese Armenians wave a giant flag during a rally outside the Turkish embassy in the capital Beirut on April 23, 2016, to commemorate the 101th anniversary of the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915. It is 101 years since Turkey’s Ottoman government began arresting minority community leaders and setting in motion a campaign of systematic slaughter that had left 1.5 million Christian Armenians dead by the early 1920s. Lebanon’s Armenians marked on Sunday the 101 anniversary of when some 250 Armenian intellectuals were rounded up by Ottoman Turks as the first step of the genocide against...
  • Barack Obama breaks promise to call Armenian killings ‘genocide’

    04/24/2016 10:38:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Times of India ^ | Apr 23, 2016
    Armenian-American leaders have urged Obama each year to make good on a pledge he made as a candidate in 2008, when he said the U.S. government had a responsibility to recognize the attacks as genocide and vowed to do so if elected. Obama's failure to fulfill that pledge in his final annual statement on the massacre infuriated advocates and lawmakers who accused the president of outsourcing America's moral voice to Turkey ... It's a Turkish government veto over U.S. policy on the Armenian genocide," Aram Hamparian, head of the Armenian National Committee of America, said in an interview. "It's like...
  • Genocide Designation Is a Call to Solidarity Between Domestic and International Church

    04/13/2016 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | April 13, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's Note: This column was coauthored by Dr. Thomas F. Farr Last month, the United States formally recognized that a genocide against Middle Eastern Christians and other minorities is taking place at the hands of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. What next? While steps must be taken to stop future atrocities from occurring, provide aid to those whose lives have been upended, and to plan for their future, we must also recognize and nurture the solidarity that we as American Christians share with our brothers and sisters overseas. To advocate for them we must love them. And to love...
  • Column One: Inconvenient genocide

    04/08/2016 3:13:08 PM PDT · by Lera · 7 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 04/07/2016 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The Christian communities of Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Lebanon are well on the way to joining their Jewish cousins. The Jewish communities of these states predated Islam by a millennium, and were vibrant until the 20th century. But the Arab world's war on the Jewish state, and more generally on Jews, wiped out the Jewish populations several decades ago. And now the Christian communities, which like the Jews, predate Islam, are being targeted for eradication. The ongoing genocide of Middle Eastern Christians at the hands of Sunni...
  • ISIS burns 15 people alive for trying to escape from Fallujah after arresting a woman who pleaded

    04/08/2016 1:34:49 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2016 | Julian robinson
    ISIS has burned 15 people alive for trying to escape from Fallujah after arresting a woman who pleaded for the West to 'save us or bomb us' on television. The civilians were sentenced to death for trying to flee the city, which is under siege by Iraqi troops having been held by the terror group since January 2014. Militants have also detained a dissident who went on television to reveal how desperate residents are starving to death while there was now no more medicine to treat the sick. She told the Al Arabiya News Channel: 'People are dying because of...
  • Knights of Columbus Say U.S. Must Conclude Genocide Being Committed Against Mideast Christians

    04/07/2016 11:47:51 AM PDT · by detective · 5 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 11, 2016 | Lauretta Brown
    The Knights of Columbus, along with In Defense of Christians, released a comprehensive report Thursday documenting eyewitness accounts of Christians who have been killed, kidnapped, raped, or sold into slavery at the hands of ISIS. The report was presented to the State Department Wednesday. Knights of Columbus CEO Carl Anderson said at a National Press Club briefing that the evidence contained in the report as well as other evidence “fully support and, I suggest to you, compel the conclusion that a reasonable grounds exist to believe the crime of genocide has been committed against Christians in the region.”
  • Declaration of Genocide is a Big, Fat, Juicy Nothing Burger

    04/05/2016 10:33:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Susan Stamper Brown
    Words matter. Especially words, which when spoken can save lives. But without action, words are empty…worthless…meaningless, especially when we’re talking about genocide. Such are the words of the Obama administration, an administration so preoccupied with majoring on minor things like waging a war on prescription drug abuse, it barely has time to notice the things that really matter. So after biting its tongue for way too long, the administration finally mustered-up the energy to choke out a few conciliatory words, acknowledging that the mass killing of Christians in the Middle East is indeed genocide. What a pity that the administration...
  • Former IS captive: Calling it a genocide is not enough

    04/04/2016 6:40:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | 4/4/16 | Kamal Sheikho
    Janet and Immanuel decided to speak about their daughter Mary, who had been captured by the Islamic State more than a year ago. They sat together holding a large photo of the entire family, whose surname they preferred to withhold.Eyes filled with tears, Janet said in a sad voice, “This picture was taken a month before she was captured. We were attending a concert and she insisted that we take a group photo. She looked stunning that night.” Mary’s family is from the area of Tal Shamiram, in the southwest neighborhood of Tell Tamer, in Hasaka city, where she was captured along with...
  • Islamists in Germany destroy destroy Yezidi paintings depicting the genocide by ISIS

    03/31/2016 1:17:30 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 8 replies ^ | 3/25/2016 | YP Correspondent
    Click link to read and see paintings.
  • Genocide: Christian Population in Iraq Drops by 80% in Just Over a Decade

    03/30/2016 11:37:00 AM PDT · by detective · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Christian population in Iraq has been decimated in a little over a decade, dropping from 1.4 million in 2003 to just 275,000 today, according to a report released this month. The recent joint report, compiled by the Knights of Columbus and In Defense of Christians (IDC), tells a horrific story of a religious and ethnic purge in the Middle East that has produced the systematic eradication of Christians from the territory. Christianity’s roots in Iraq date back as far as the first century and yet now has fallen prey to Islamist militant groups committed to the extermination of Christians.
  • US at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians, Destruction of 13,000 Churches

    03/28/2016 7:09:05 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | March 28, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    U.S. at Easter: Ignore the Muslim Slaughter of Over 10,000 Christians and Destruction of 13,000 Churches in Nigeria Par for the course of the Obama administration. March 28, 2016 Raymond Ibrahim    Originally published by the Gatestone InstituteRaymond Ibrahim is a  Shillman Fellow at the Freedom Center Boko Haram, the Nigerian Islamic extremist group, has killed more people in the name of jihad than the Islamic State (ISIS), according to the findings of a new report. Since 2000, when twelve Northern Nigerian states began implementing or more fully enforcing Islamic law, or Sharia, "between 9,000 to 11,500 Christians" have been killed. This...
  • To Her Abductors Who Wanted to Convert Her, “I Made the Sign of the Cross,” Says Ex IS Prisoner

    03/24/2016 2:11:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    AsiaNews spoke to Josephine, one of hundreds of Christians from Al-Hasakah, who spent a year in the hands of the Islamic State group. She talked about psychological suffering, conversion attempts, and separation from her male relatives. She survived thanks to her faith. Her mother Caroline, a Caritas official, is the only one in her family to have been spared the ordeal. She also negotiated their release with IS, and gave a Jihadi copies of the Bible. Now she hopes “to meet the pope” with her entire family. Damascus (AsiaNews) – Josephine Martin Tamras is a young Assyrian woman. For a...
  • Why Obama Resisted Calling ISIS Slaughter Of Christians "Genocide"

    03/21/2016 4:32:36 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies ^ | March 21, 2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    According to the Obama administration, the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, etc.) is committing genocide against certain religious minority groups — excluding Christian minorities. During a February 29 press briefing, White House spokesman Josh Earnest was asked: "Is the Islamic State carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians?"
  • Students debate at Harvard whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’

    03/20/2016 6:23:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 66 replies
    EAG News ^ | 16 March 2016 | Steve Gunn
    White lives do not matter, according to a student debater/activist from the University of West Georgia. Miguel Feliciano, along with fellow West Georgia student Damiyr Davis, reportedly participated in a recent debate with other students at Harvard University. During an exchange with their opponents, Feliciano suggested that white people should kill themselves because of their “white privilege.” The exchange was caught on video and posted on YouTube. [Video] “White life is wrong,” Feliciano was quoted as saying by “Our argument is that we should never affirm white life. White life is based off black subjugation.” When a white debater...
  • ISIS's slaughter of innocent Christians is officially declared a genocide by U.S.(truncated)

    03/17/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 36 replies ^ | 03/17/2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent For
    Secretary of State John Kerry formally declared ISIS' slaughter of Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria a genocide this morning, following in the footsteps of Congress and the European Parliament.
  • Aleppo Bishop: Two Thirds of Syrian Christians Have Been Killed or Driven Away

    03/17/2016 1:03:52 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Mar 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The Chaldean bishop of Aleppo, Antoine Audo, reported Wednesday that in only five years of conflict and persecution, the Christian population in Syria has been reduced by two thirds, from 1.5 million to only 500,000 today.
  • VIDEO: Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to ‘privilege’

    03/16/2016 5:47:11 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 105 replies
    EAG News ^ | 16 MArch 16 | Steve Gunn
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – White lives do not matter, according to a student debater/activist from the University of West Georgia. Miguel Feliciano, along with fellow West Georgia student Damiyr Davis, reportedly participated in a recent debate with other students at Harvard University. During an exchange with their opponents, Feliciano suggested that white people should kill themselves because of their “white privilege.” The exchange was caught on video and posted on YouTube. “White life is wrong,” Feliciano was quoted as saying by “Our argument is that we should never affirm white life. White life is based off black subjugation.” When a...
  • Kerry to miss deadline for decision on whether ISIS atrocities are genocide – U.S. official

    03/16/2016 4:00:37 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 30 replies
    ABC ^ | 3/16/16 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will miss a deadline set by the U.S. Congress for determining whether Islamic State atrocities against Christians and other religious groups are genocide, but he should have a decision soon, a spokesman said on Wednesday. Congress directed Kerry in legislation passed last year to consult with government agencies and rights organizations and report back to lawmakers on whether atrocities committed by Islamist extremists against Christians and other religious groups should be considered mass atrocities or genocide under U.S. law. The legislation sought a similar determination on whether Buddhist extremists in Burma...
  • Call it Genocide

    03/16/2016 9:04:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | March 16, 2016 | Cliff May,
    In the Yemeni port city of Aden earlier this month, Islamists attacked a Catholic home for the indigent elderly. The militants, believed to be soldiers of the Islamic State, shot the security guard, then entered the facility where they gunned down the old people and their care-givers, including four nuns. At least 16 people were murdered. Such atrocities are no longer seen as major news events. Most diplomats regard them – or dismiss them -- as “violent extremism,” a phrase that describes without explaining. On America’s campuses, “activists” are deeply concerned about “trigger warnings” and “microaggressions.” Massacres of Christians in...
  • Congress unanimous on ISIS genocide of Christians; Pressure mounts on White House

    03/15/2016 7:28:27 AM PDT · by Fali_G · 30 replies
    The Foreign Desk ^ | 03/15/2016 | Lisa Daftari
    Pressure is mounting on the Obama administration to take action following a unanimous Congressional vote Monday approving a resolution to designate the persecution of Christians and other minorities in the Mid East by the Islamic State as “genocide.” The resolution, which passed in the House in a 383-0 vote, comes ahead of a March 17 deadline requiring Secretary of State John Kerry to announce a final decision. The designation would legally categorize the targeting, torture, uprooting and slaughtering of Christians, Yazidis and Kurds as "genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity." For the executive branch to officially take a position...
  • 393 to 0: U.S. House Unanimously Declares ISIL Is Committing Genocide Against Christians

    03/14/2016 6:11:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    cns news ^ | 3/14/16 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    ( - The U.S. House of Representatives voted 393 to 0 tonight in favor of a resolution declaring that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is committing “genocide” against Christians, Yezidis and other religious minorities in the Middle East. The vote on the resolution, which was sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry (R.-Neb.) and co-sponsored 203 other members, brought together as broad a coalition as possible in the House. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (the chairman of the Democratic National Committee) joined with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) in...
  • We Must Act: Time Is Running Out to Stop the Christian Genocide in Iraq and Syria

    03/11/2016 5:08:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 11, 2016 | Katie Pavlich
    When I went to Israel for the first time in the summer of 2014, I visited the Museum of the Bible. Inside I found a Bible from 9th Century Mosul, Iraq, carefully protected behind glass walls. The wood bound Bible’s handwritten and delicate pages, with a Syriac translation of the Gospels, struck me more than the rest of all the history in the museum as the Islamic State continued its march across Iraq, destroying centuries-old Christian sites and executing an entire religious population along the way. According to a study released last year by the charity Aid to the Church...
  • Advocates ask State Department to call ISIS’ crimes against Christians “genocide”

    03/11/2016 4:27:16 AM PST · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | March 10, 2016 | Catherine Harmon
    An Iraqi Christian woman fleeing the violence in the Iraqi city of Mosul sits inside the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chaldean Church in Telkaif, Iraq, in July 2014. (CNS photo/Reuters) “If this is not genocide, then truly this word has no moral or legal meaning.” That’s according to a Chaldean Catholic priest from Iraq, speaking at a press event today accompanying the release of a new report documenting ISIS atrocities against Christians. The 278-page report is the work of the group In Defense of Christians and the Knights of Columbus, in an effort to convince the US State Department to...
  • A Week in the Life of John Kerry

    03/10/2016 10:36:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 10, 2016 | Adam Turner
    Secretary of State John Kerry has had quite a week recently. On March 1, he admitted that while there may be alleged violations to the Syrian “ceasefire” that he negotiated, which should be tracked down, “there was currently no evidence to suggest it would destabilize the fragile peace.” The Syrian opposition begged to differ with Kerry, and considering that the “ceasefire” that was agreed to by the Russians, who are currently doing most of the bombing in the country, does not actually require them to cease their firing against Syrian groups, including ISIS, al-Nusra and other Syrian opposition militias, they...
  • Mr. President, Mr. Secretary: It is Genocide. Say so!

    03/07/2016 8:17:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | March 7, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Bob Morrison, who served in the Reagan administration.President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have until March 17th to issue a determination that ISIS’ attacks on Christians in the Mideast are genocide. Time is running out. The foot-dragging and hesitancy of this administration in calling it genocide is inexplicable. Why do they have to be prodded to do what is right? All of us have seen the horrific images of 21 Coptic Christians lined up on a North African beach and beheaded. These Egyptian martyrs died with the name of Jesus on their...
  • White House: ISIS extermination of Christians can’t be called genocide yet

    03/05/2016 4:08:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    RT ^ | 03/02/16
    The Obama administration says Islamic State’s persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Syria is not genocide. The point where it is accurate to term it as such “has not been reached,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press briefing. TrendsIslamic State Asked whether Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is practicing genocide in its extermination of Christians in Syria and Iraq, Earnest said: “My understanding is the use of that word involves a very specific legal determination that has at this point not been reached. “We have long expressed our concerns with the tendency of – well, not...
  • Why did ancient Europeans just disappear 14,500 Years Ago?

    03/03/2016 9:40:50 AM PST · by sparklite2 · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 03, 2016 | Tia Ghose
    Some of Europe's earliest inhabitants mysteriously vanished toward the end of the last ice age and were largely replaced by others, a new genetic analysis finds. The genetic turnover was likely the result of a rapidly changing climate, which the earlier inhabitants of Europe couldn't adapt to quickly enough, said the study's co-author, Cosimo Posth, an archaeogenetics doctoral candidate at the University of Tübingen in Germany. The temperature change around that time was "enormous compared to the climactic changes that are happening in our century," Posth told Live Science. "You have to imagine that also the environment changed pretty drastically."...
  • White House Says It Has Not 'Reached' Determination That ISIS Slaughter of Christians Is Genocide

    03/01/2016 7:27:42 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 1, 2016 | 6:35 AM EST | Susan Jones
    Asked on Monday if Islamic State terrorists are carrying out a campaign of genocide against Syria's Christians, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest said the word genocide "involves a very specific legal determination that has, at this point, not been reached." He condemned the terrorists' "willingness to target religious minorities, including Christians." Earnest noted that the Obama administration has long expressed its concerns over ISIS/ISIL's "slaughter" of religious minorities in Iraq and Syria. ...
  • The Banality of Evil's Brood - Review: Jay Nordlinger, 'Children of Monsters...'

    02/28/2016 10:18:22 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 28, 2016 | Juliana Geran Pilon
    Do psychopathic dictators spawn monsters? Jay Nordlinger's answer is a qualified yes. And it's the qualifiers that make Children of Monsters: An Inquiry Into the Sons and Daughters of Dictators such a riveting and informative read. In the easy, elegant style that is to be expected from a senior editor of National Review, Nordlinger coaxes his reader into a universe of evil all the more astonishing for its ubiquity: the twenty men whose offspring he selects for scrutiny span the globe. China, Japan, Russia, North Korea, Cambodia, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Cuba, Haiti, five African countries (the Democratic Republic of the...
  • Bystanders to Genocide

    02/18/2016 10:16:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | February 17, 2016 | Cliff May
    It's surprising how time slips away: Five years ago next month, President Obama proclaimed a "responsibility to act" when American "interests and values are at stake." He made that statement in a major address at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. Within days, a no-fly zone was established over Libya, and the forces of longtime dictator Muammar Kaddafi were stopped in their tracks. In April, Mr. Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron and then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy issued a joint letter congratulating themselves for having prevented a “bloodbath.” They emphasized: "Tens of thousands of lives have been protected." It...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?