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  • [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community

    09/24/2019 2:23:29 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 24, 2019 | Gloria TV
    [Catholic Caucus] Mercy in Action: Vatican Defrocks a Whole Community Eight Augustinian Fathers of the former Vicariate of Castile in Brazil have been "defrocked" by the Vatican, Folha de S. Paulo (September 14) reported. Their crime: They refused to hand over their schools to the Augustinian Province of Brazil. The Province was only created in 2013 by a merger of three groups: the Augustinian Vicariate of Castile (Spain), the Augustinian Delegation of Malta, and the Filipino Augustinians of the Most Holy Name of Jesus in Brazil. From the very beginning, the Vicariate of Castile disagreed with how the merger was...
  • Capitalism and greed are strangers: What is this threat from which socialists seek to save us?

    08/09/2019 6:57:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/09/2019 | Lloyd Brown
    Capitalism is getting a bad rap lately by the small but growing contingent of democratic socialists infecting Congress. So what exactly is this threat from which they seek to save us? Capitalism is based on free and voluntary exchange of goods. The only way you can prosper is to provide something other people want. If you are a farmer and produce wheat, someone else will exchange what he has produced (or use a medium of exchange such as money) to trade for your wheat. No one is forced to do anything. If you sell $1's worth of wheat to a...
  • Apple Has Activated Software Locks on iPhone Batteries to Discourage Third-Party Repairs

    08/08/2019 11:10:40 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 127 replies
    Gizmondo ^ | 8 Aug 2019 | Tom McKay
    Apple has activated a “dormant software lock” that effectively kneecaps third-party replacement batteries on some newer models of iPhone Even using another Apple battery doesn’t work, according to iFixit, as a replacement battery can apparently only be authenticated using the company’s internal tools: iFixit compared the practice to having a “Check Oil” light in a vehicle that can only be deactivated at a Ford dealership.
  • Art of the Budget Deal: Trump, Pelosi Agree to Up Spending and Debt

    07/23/2019 12:30:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 22, 2019 | Fred Lucas
    When President Donald Trump begrudgingly signed a budget deal he called “ridiculous” in order to get increases for the military budget, he asserted: “I’m not going to do it again.” That was 16 months ago. Now, the Trump administration and House Democrats reportedly have reached a deal to suspend the debt limit temporarily and increase spending by more than $300 billion with only limited cuts. Around 5:45 p.m. in Washington, the president tweeted: "I am pleased to announce that a deal has been struck with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy...
  • Big war in the Arctic: How could it happen?

    07/10/2019 6:44:14 PM PDT · by robowombat · 16 replies
    Global Security, in this case Globull Insecurity ^ | 8 Jul, 2019 14:48 | Mikhail Khodarenok
    Big war in the Arctic: How could it happen? In-Depth Coverage By Mikhail Khodarenok 8 Jul, 2019 14:48 The Arctic’s ice cover is melting, which presents new economic opportunities for the Arctic states, while also making the competition between them stiffer. Can these opposing interests lead to a large-scale war in the region? The fight for the resource-rich region now involves not just the Arctic Ocean countries –the US, Russia, Canada, Norway, and Denmark– but powers from other regions as well, such as, for instance, China. Polar research is no longer a purely scientific endeavor, the focus has now shifted...
  • Socialism, the True Gospel of Greed

    06/12/2019 5:14:52 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 12, 2019 | Ed Feulner
    “Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country.” That’s from President Donald Trump’s last State of the Union address. I’m sure many people found it as encouraging as I did, especially in light of surveys indicating that socialism is gaining popularity here in the United States. And not just at the fringes. One recent Gallup poll showed 4 out of 10 Americans have a favorable impression of socialism. Almost half—47%—said they would vote for a socialist candidate for president. But don’t despair just yet. The same poll also revealed that almost 2 out of every...
  • 'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned

    05/27/2019 6:08:29 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    NPR ^ | May 27, 2019 | RENEE WILDE
    The number of acres of U.S. farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming communities. American soil. Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can't be be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign investors. That number has doubled in the past two decades, which is raising alarm bells in farming communities. When the stock market tanked during the last recession, foreign investors began buying up big swaths of U.S. farmland....
  • Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

    05/20/2019 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/20/2019 | Benjy Sarlin
    From reparations to "baby bonds," Democratic candidates are proposing big ideas to confront inequality. If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago. Far from a niche concern, candidates have incorporated it into their signature proposals. They've addressed it in speeches not just to black churches in South...
  • Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. (trun)

    04/10/2019 6:46:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    propublica ^ | 9APR19 | by Justin Elliott
    Actual title: Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS that is sponsored by Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa. In one of...
  • Poetic Justice For The Aristocracy

    03/09/2019 2:07:27 AM PST · by vannrox · 5 replies
    CollarCollapse.com ^ | 8MAR19 | John Rubino
    Two points about today’s political economy – and then a prediction involving Illinois: Point One: What’s coming is poetic justice for the aristocracy.  The wave of populism/socialism/proto-fascism that’s sweeping the US and Europe is a direct result of the breathtaking hubris of a ruling class that didn’t know when to quit stealing. While it is possible for societies dominated by a small group of rich/connected people to endure and even thrive, they can do so only if the 99% enjoys a rising standard of living and a certain amount of upward mobility. In other words, people will accept the existence...
  • Breaking: Harper signs with the Phillies for 13 years, $330 million

    02/28/2019 12:20:52 PM PST · by detective · 97 replies
    MSN News ^ | 2/28/2019 | Craig Calcaterra
    It took until the end of February but Bryce Harper finally has a team. He has reached an agreement with Philadelphia Phillies. Jon Heyman says the deal is for $330 million. The length of the contract is pretty incredible too: 13 years. There are no opt-outs either. The match was a long in the making. When the offseason began the Nationals were reported to have made Harper a $300 million offer to return, the White Sox expressed considerable interest and the Phillies — openly crowing about their plan to spend “stupid money” — were thought the most likely landing spots...
  • Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute (Pittsburgh, PA)

    02/07/2019 12:55:06 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 14 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 2/7/2019 | Courtney Brennan
    Attorney general announces legal action in UPMC-Highmark dispute PITTSBURGH - Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro filed a petition to stop UPMC and Highmark from a complete separation – which was set to happen this summer. #BREAKING: Shapiro says court order would ensure that UPMC abides by its charitable contribution obligations to Pennsylvania “Given the effect this dispute between UPMC and Highmark is having on Pennsylvanians, and the imminent expiration of the existing consent decree, we are asking the court to take action,” said Shapiro. “These changes are absolutely necessary to prevent UPMC from inflicting further harm on the public by...
  • U.S. Probes Boeing Satellite Deal Backed By China

    01/12/2019 9:54:50 AM PST · by Theoria · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11 Jan 2019 | Brian Spegele and Kate O’Keeffe
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commerce Department are investigating Boeing Co.’s relationship with a satellite startup backed by a Chinese government-owned firm, following an article by The Wall Street Journal on the matterIn a letter to the Los Angeles-based startup Global IP, the SEC requested that the company retain all documents about its work with Boeing and a number of other individuals and entities, including state-owned Chinese lender China Orient Asset Management Co. The letter said the SEC believes the Los Angeles company possesses “documents and data that are relevant to a matter under investigation,” and asked...
  • black lawmakers’ charity didn’t give out a single scholarship, top pols hide financials

    12/31/2018 5:53:03 PM PST · by Enterprise · 63 replies
    https://dailycaller.com ^ | 12/31/2018 | Luke Rosiak
    The caucus of black New York state lawmakers run a charity whose stated mission is to empower “African American and Latino youth through education and leadership initiatives” by “providing opportunity to higher education” — but it hasn’t given a single scholarship to needy youth in two years, according to a New York Post investigation. The group collects money from companies like AT&T, the Real Estate Board of New York, Time Warner Cable, and CableVision, telling them in promotional materials that they are “changing lives, one scholarship at a time.” The group — called the Association of Black and Puerto Rican...
  • NY Gubernatorial Candidate Cynthia Nixon: Pass Medicare For All, Figure Out How To Pay For It Later

    09/10/2018 1:43:14 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/09/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s four more days until the big Democratic primary in New York, and gubernatorial candidate (and actress) Cynthia Nixon is pulling out all the stops. In an interview this week, she returned to one of the favorite talking points of Democratic socialists these days, Medicare for all. Speaking with the New York Daily News, Nixon was adamant that lawmakers should move forward and pass “her plan” rather than listening to Governor Andrew Cuomo who has managed to resist the idea so far. And how will New York pay for this massive show of generosity to its residents? Nixon openly...
  • Why do people become killers? There are only three reasons -- Here they are

    05/26/2018 1:04:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 26, 2018 | J. Warner Wallace
    Following the most recent school mass shooting – this time in Santa Fe, Texas, where 10 students and teachers were killed and 10 were wounded Friday – family members, friends and investigators find themselves searching for illusive answers. Why did this happen? How do you make sense of such a senseless tragedy? Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pointed out that unlike other recent mass shootings, “there were not those types of warning signs. The red-flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible.” The accused shooter’s parents said the media reports of the shooting seemed “incompatible with the boy (they) love,” and...
  • Hillary Clinton is still making Democrats pay for 2016

    05/20/2018 4:06:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 41 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/18/18
    Hillary Clinton headlined her first post-2016 fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee this week, which should help the DNC pay its bills to . . . her. Clinton, you see, is insisting the Democratic Party pay her group, Onward Together, $1.65 million for access to the Hillary for America email list, voter data and software from the 2016 campaign. And that, The Intercept reports, is on top of the more than $700,000 the DNC has already paid to rent the list. Indeed, the Republican National Committee notes (meow!) that Clinton only did this first fundraiser after the DNC stopped its payments to...
  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 8:07:09 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 37 replies
    A P ^ | March 16, 2018
    Full Title: Obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriff Todd Entrekin to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds GADSDEN, Ala. — An Alabama sheriff legally used more than $750,000 of funds meant to feed inmates to purchase a beach house. Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin told The Birmingham News he follows a state law passed before World War II that allows sheriffs to keep “excess” inmate-feeding funds for themselves. Entrekin reported on state ethics forms that he made “more than $250,000” each of the past three years through the funds. The sheriff’s annual salary is more than $93,000. He...
  • The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed

    02/23/2018 7:36:55 AM PST · by Salvation · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-22-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The Seven Deadly Sins: Greed Msgr. Charles Pope • February 22, 2018 • One of the more underreported sins is greed. It is easy to conclude that greed is something manifested by “that other person,” who has more than I do. Yes, that rich guy over there, the one who earns a dollar more per hour than I do; he’s greedy, but I’m not.Honestly, does any one of us ever come to a point in our life when we say, “I earn more than enough money. I’ll just give the rest away”? Not on your life!Almost never would such...
  • The Madness of The Prophet...BAlaam pt 4

    And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they. And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me: For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to...