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  • NAACP Says MLK’s Vision Can’t Be Achieved Without Fighting Global Warming

    01/15/2018 8:55:10 AM PST · by rktman · 85 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/15/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the NAACP wants man-made global warming to be seen as a civil rights issue, arguing King’s vision of a society free of racial injustice can’t be achieved without addressing warming. “We see climate change as a civil rights issue,” Jacqueline Patterson, head of the NAACP’s environmental and climate justice program, said in an online radio spot for the Yale Center for Environmental Connection. Environmental activists have been increasingly framing global warming as a matter of “environmental justice,” since “minority and low-income populations are disproportionately affected by global warming,” Patterson told Yale’s online radio Climate...
  • Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity

    01/15/2018 7:38:02 AM PST · by Salvation · 23 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 01-14-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Where Are You from? A Reflection on Recent Tensions over Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity Msgr. Charles Pope • January 14, 2018 • A priest friend of mine who immigrated to this country from Jordan back in the 1970s is often asked, “Where are you from?” He humorously answers, “I am from my mother’s womb.”True enough! There is an even more fundamental answer, rooted in Scripture, which speaks to the origin of every human person: You are from the loving will and heart of God. Before you were ever formed in your mother’s womb, God knew you and thought about...
  • Defying Trump, U.N. General Assembly Condemns U.S. Decree on Jerusalem

    12/21/2017 9:45:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 112 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | By RICK GLADSTONE
    UNITED NATIONS — A majority of the world’s nations delivered a stinging rebuke to the United States on Thursday, denouncing its decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and ignoring President Trump’s threats to retaliating by cutting aid to countries voting against it. In a collective act of defiance toward Washington, the General Assembly voted 128 to 9, with 35 abstentions, to demand that the United States rescind its Dec. 6 declaration on Jerusalem, the contested holy city.
  • Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 8

    10/24/2017 5:13:45 AM PDT · by Bender2 · 89 replies
    Mandatory Title: NFL LIVE THREAD Week 8 Thursday, Oct 26, 2017 Miami at Baltimore 8:25 pm CBS M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, Oct 29, 2017 Minnesota at Cleveland 9:30 am NFLN Twickenham Stadium Atlanta at N.Y. Jets 1:00 pm FOX MetLife Stadium Carolina at Tampa Bay 1:00 pm FOX Raymond James Stadium Chicago at New Orleans 1:00 pm FOX Mercedes-Benz Superdome Indianapolis at Cincinnati 1:00 pm CBS Paul Brown Stadium L.A. Chargers at New England 1:00 pm CBS Gillette Stadium Oakland at Buffalo 1:00 pm CBS New Era Field San Francisco at Philadelphia 1:00 pm FOX Lincoln Financial Field Houston at...
  • Here's the Cover The New Yorker Was Going to Run if Hillary Won

    09/16/2017 4:00:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 65 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/14/17 | Leah Barkoukis
    The New Yorker on Wednesday released the cover that would have been published if Hillary Clinton had won the 2016 election. It is titled "The First" and was created by artist Malika Favre. snip The New Yorker published the cover to promote an interview the magazine's editor, David Remnick, conducted with Clinton. The actual cover of the magazine after the election pictured a rising brick wall created by artist Bob Staake—an obvious shot at Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Trump attacking freedom of the press: U.N. rights boss

    08/30/2017 9:25:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 30, 2017 | by Stephanie Nebehay
    GENEVA - U.S. President Donald Trump’s criticism of journalists amounts to an attack on the freedom of the press and could provoke violence against reporters, the United Nations’ human rights chief said on Wednesday. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said Trump had also made worrying remarks about women, Mexicans and Muslims and went on to question the president’s approach to immigration and decision to pardon former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio. “It’s really quite amazing when you think that freedom of the press, not only sort of a cornerstone of the U.S. Constitution", the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights said. Referring to...
  • Barbara Streisand's dog dies, was her companion for 14 years

    05/27/2017 7:07:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 95 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2017 9:13 PM EDT
    Barbra Streisand is mourning the loss of her beloved dog, Sammie. The 75-year-old star announced the news on her social media accounts Saturday, saying “we cherish every moment of the 14 years we had with her.” […] Streisand once told British newspaper The Independent Sammie is “like the daughter I never had.” …
  • EU urges U.S. not to cut U.N. funds, stay committed to climate deal

    05/09/2017 1:51:42 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 9, 2017 | By Michelle Nichols
    The European Union urged the United States on Tuesday to keep funding U.N. agencies and stay committed to a global deal combating climate change. Agencies such as the U.N. children's agency UNICEF, the World Food Progamme and the U.N. refugee agency UNHCR are funded voluntarily by governments and the United States is a top contributor to many of them. "Let me be very clear, and speak directly to our American friends. It is essential for us that we all keep investing in these U.N. agencies. They are as important to global peace and security as defense spending – or even...
  • Katy Perry: ‘I Did More’ Than Just Kiss a Girl During Christian Upbringing at Summer Camp

    03/19/2017 4:11:21 PM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 19 March 2017 | by DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    Pop superstar Katy Perry opened up about her religious upbringing during the Human Rights Campaign’s annual gala dinner in Los Angles Saturday night, explaining that she felt “curious” abut her sexuality while attending Christian youth groups as a child. While accepting the evening’s National Equality Award, the 32-year-old “Roar” singer — who was raised by two pastors and began her singing career in churches — said that she had spent her childhood attempting to “pray the gay away at Jesus camps.” Perry added that the lyrics to her 2008 breakout single “I Kissed a Girl” were just a tease of...
  • U.N. chief warns against abrupt U.S. funding cuts to world body

    03/16/2017 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability. "Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts," said Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric. "The Secretary-General fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending," he said in response to Trump's proposal for an additional $54 billion in military spending. French U.N. Ambassador Francois...
  • Jeb Bush emerges post-Trump and offers conservatives a way forward (Please clap)

    12/19/2016 3:00:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 94 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2016 | Bernie Quigley
    I was well impressed with former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-Fla.) after a magazine profile appeared on him when he first entered the run for the GOP nomination for president. Not so much impressed by his accomplishments, although they were his own and they were formidable; I was impressed by his quiet manner and how he would do the evening cooking at his house and how he became a Catholic to keep his family whole as his wife was Catholic and he was raised otherwise. My Anglo-Irish grandmother had done the same thing. I saw these things as reaching to the...
  • Jill Stein’s guilty conscience

    11/25/2016 6:39:22 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Richard Baehr
    Jill Stein must be feeling guilty. AFP reports: The former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has raised the necessary $1.1 million to request a vote recount in Wisconsin, her campaign announced Thursday. The Midwestern state was a key battleground in the November 8 election, helping propel the Republican President-elect Donald Trump past his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to a victory that shocked the nation. Donald Tump won Wisconsin by 22,000, but the Green Party won 31,000 votes in the state. In Michigan, Trump won by 11,000, but Stein got 51,000. In Pennsylvania, she got 49,000 votes, and margin was...
  • Wendy Davis Wants to Get More Young Women Interested in Politics

    04/25/2016 1:28:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MTV ^ | 4/21/2016 | Jaime Fuller
    It’s been nearly three years since Wendy Davis stood in the Texas State Capitol and filibustered an abortion bill for 11 hours straight, buoyed by her pink sneakers, a back brace, and the knowledge that there were so many women outside the chamber watching her fight and cheering. The bill eventually passed, Davis later lost a gubernatorial bid, and she is now out of politics for the first time in decades. Throughout all of that, however, she’s proven that she’s more than willing to keep trying to get things done — even when the chance of victory seems to be...
  • Body of Homicide Victim Kyle Myrick Found in Santa Cruz County: Police

    01/29/2016 3:39:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Kristofer Noceda, Lisa Fernandez and Ian Cull
    Authorities have found the body of a San Francisco Bay man who they believe was killed by his co-worker after a fight last week, according to police. Investigators searching the area of Jameson Creek Road in Santa Cruz County found the body of Kyle Myrick, 28, around 4 p.m. Thursday. A medical examiner from the coroner's office confirmed Myrick's identity and family members announced the news at a vigil that evening. Myrick vanished Friday, Jan. 22. His co-worker at GP Sports in San Jose, 39-year-old Steve Hlebo, of Los Altos, was charged Wednesday with Myrick’s murder. According to a police...
  • As Ted Cruz pulls ahead in Iowa, he becomes favored to be the next president

    12/21/2015 8:33:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 132 replies
    The Examiner ^ | December 21, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Politico noted on Sunday that Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas has solidified his lead in Iowa, according to a CBS Poll. He is favored by 40 percent of likely caucus-goers, with Donald Trump at 31 percent, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida at 12 percent, Dr. Ben Carson at six percent, and everyone else polling at two percent or less. The numbers are part of the reason that conservative pundit and radio talk show host Erik Erickson had announced that Cruz is favored for the Republican nomination, despite the media dustup over whether and when the senator from Texas did or did not...
  • Our Superstitious President

    12/14/2015 8:24:44 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/13/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama talks a lot about the scientific method. On climate change, he has often invoked the idea of a great divide between those on the progressive left, such as himself, who believe in "settled science" and thus a looming man-caused climatological disaster, and those, presumably on the Neanderthal Right, who are slaves to superstition, ideology, prejudice, and self-interest-and thus deny that the planet is rapidly warming due to inordinate human-induced releases of excessive carbon. Obama's view of science is reductionist. It relies on count-em-up numbers: if more university professors (not known to be an especially independent or courageous cohort)...
  • Obama: Terrorists Have Embraced 'All Too Common' American Style of Violence: Mass Shootings

    12/07/2015 5:53:19 PM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies
    CNS News ^ | 12/6/15
    In a nationally televised address on Sunday night, President Barack Obama said that while the San Bernardino terrorists—who murdered 14 Americans—had embraced what he described as a “perverted interpretation of Islam” they had also adopted a form of violence that is “all too common” in America: mass shootings.As part of the solution to this type of terrorism, Obama called for more gun control in the United States.“So far, we have no evidence that the killers were directed by a terrorist organization overseas, or that they were part of a broader conspiracy here at home,” Obama said.“But it is clear that the two...
  • Boehner making waves on his way to the exit

    10/06/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | October 5, 2015 | By Jake Sherman and John Bresnahan
    With less than four weeks left in his decades-long congressional career, Boehner is maneuvering to shape the House Republican Conference on his way out. His goal is to leave the conference he helped build —with countless hours of grunt work and hundreds of millions of dollars in fundraising — in the strongest position possible. He has all but officially endorsed Rep. Kevin McCarthy to succeed him, giving the majority leader enough of a nod to express confidence but short of the full-throated endorsement that could sink him. Boehner tried to lure a candidate into the majority leader race against one...
  • Donald Trump Struts in His Own Pageant

    08/23/2015 10:46:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times Sunday Review ^ | August 22, 2015 | Maureen Dowd
    SOME blondes have all the fun. As Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush get more testy, Donald Trump gets more chesty. And more blond. It’s mind-boggling to contemplate a President Trump trying to make peace between North and South Korea, even as we watch the pugnacious Candidate Trump trolling poor Jeb on Twitter and predicting that poor Hillary would have to run the country from Leavenworth. But, as Trump would say, deal with it. The pol who refused to identify himself as a pol on his jury duty questionnaire has utterly scrambled American politics. And he has trademarked the phrase “Make...
  • UN Says We Can End Extreme Poverty, Hunger, Global Warming and Gender Bias By 2030

    07/09/2015 2:43:26 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 9, 2015 | by Devin Thorpe
    ... Today, the world is looking forward to what we can accomplish over the next 15 years. The UN has established the Global Goals for Sustainable Development. Amina Mohammed is Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning. Mohammed notes, “The sustainable development agenda addresses the root causes of poverty, inequalities and environmental degradation. It looks at the links between the social, economic and environmental agendas, and it presents more opportunities than the MDGs, which largely focused on the symptoms only.” In an effort to broaden the impact of the U.N.’s efforts, she says, “The sustainable development agenda looks...