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  • Wendy Davis keynote speaker at N. Carolina abortion-rights events fundraiser

    08/26/2015 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Fort Worth Business ^ | August 25, 2015
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator whose 2013 filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence, is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor last year, is delivering the keynote address at three fundraisers this week, with two slated Wednesday in Greensboro and Charlotte.
  • Protestors rally at Planned Parenthoods, citing controversial videos

    08/22/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 9 replies
    Michigan Public Radio ^ | 8-22-2015 | Kate Wells
    A woman in a minivan is not at all happy with Bethany Campbell’s massive poster, which shows the bloody detached head of a fetus and reads “Choice is Abortion.” “Little kids do not need to see that picture,” the minivan lady shouts over traffic noise at a busy intersection in Ann Arbor. “Yes, they do,” says Campbell, a blonde 25-year-old from Saline who says she’s worked as a nurse, and that while she’s been “pro-life my entire life,” this is her first time actually coming out to a protest against abortion. “For me, this is outside my comfort zone,” Campbell...
  • Planned Parenthood: Unborn Babies aren't Human -- But their body parts are (Great picture)

    08/21/2015 8:19:01 AM PDT · by xzins · 13 replies
    YoungCons ^ | 20 Aug 15
  • Suicide... thinking about it. pros/cons?

    08/14/2015 7:48:39 PM PDT · by proud American in Canada · 226 replies
    August 14, 2015 | self
    Hi, I feel like I have relied on FR so much recently. Everything is breaking down around here. My husband checked himself into a hospital a couple of days ago; he needs heart bypass surgery. My son and daughter are in the Gaspe peninsula visiting their grandmother. They will come back in a week, except my son will be stopping in Montreal to go to college. Our house is falling apart; we have no exterior back wall and the insurance won't pay for it, that will cost $15K Canadian. I am a lawyer in Colorado, but don't really know the...
  • Mother Jones: Scott Walker's Abortion Flimflam Explained! (Maybe.)

    08/11/2015 12:45:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | August 11, 2015 | Kevin Drum
    I had almost given up on anyone helping me understand what Scott Walker meant when he explained why he opposed abortion exceptions not just for rape and incest, but also to save the life of the mother. "There are many other alternatives that can also protect the life of that mother," Walker said during Thursday's debate. "That's been consistently proven." But then a reader came to my rescue, and it turns out that Jonathan Allen had it right in the first place. It really does derive from the Catholic doctrine of intent in medical care. Bryan Fischer of the American...
  • Wilberforce didn’t quit: Neither should those who fight to save unborn babies

    08/06/2015 1:53:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Blogging Theologically ^ | 08/06/2015 | BY AARON ARMSTRONG
    Forty-six years.That’s how long William Wilberforce labored to see the end of slavery in the British Empire. His work began in earnest in 1787 when he first came into contact with abolitionists such as Thomas Clarkson, Hannah More and Charles Middleton. These activists found a kindred spirit in Wilberforce, whose conversion to the Christian faith had given birth to an abiding concern for social reform—so much so, in fact, that he wrote in his diary, “God Almighty has set before me two great objects, the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.”The dark and dehumanizing practice of slavery weighed heavy on him. He first...
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Big Opportunity to Defund Planned Parenthood

    08/04/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Red State ^ | August 4, 2016 | briansikma , Front Page contributor
    From day one of his administration, Gov. Scott Walker (R) has demonstrated a commitment to stewarding taxpayer dollars in a way that prevents them from providing support to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. As a presidential candidate touring the nation, Walker has used his campaign to call for the federal defunding of Planned Parenthood amidst a national debate over the organization’s morally perverse ethics, revealed in shocking videos. In his very first budget, Walker eliminated Title V funding for Planned Parenthood. Title V is a federal block grant that requires matching state contributions for a joint state-federal funding...
  • Even Babies Think Crime Deserves Punishment

    08/02/2015 5:42:44 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Live Science ^ | 11/28/2011 | Stephanie Pappas
    Babies as young as 8 months want to see wrongdoers punished, a new study finds. In contrast, younger babies prefer to see individuals being nice to one another — even when that means that someone is nice to a character who deserves a slap on the wrist. "This study helps to answer questions that have puzzled evolutionary psychologists for decades," Kiley Hamlin, a psychologist at the University of British Columbia, said in a statement... (snip) The researchers wanted to know if the babies would prefer the ball-giving puppet or the one that took the ball away. They found that 5-month-olds...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    08/02/2015 7:22:33 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    the Federalist.com ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Mollie Hemingway
    Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting July 31, 2015 By Mollie Hemingway A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children. Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation. Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President...
  • McConnell Voted In 1993 To Legalize Fetal Tissue Donations After Abortion

    07/25/2015 11:05:00 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 21 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 07/24/2015 | Laura Bassett
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked a bill to defund Planned Parenthood on Friday because of an undercover video of a Planned Parenthood doctor discussing the donation of fetal tissue after abortions. But McConnell was one of many Republicans who voted to lift a ban on fetal tissue donations after abortions in 1993 -- the very move that legalized Planned Parenthood's actions. In 1988, the Reagan administration began a moratorium on fetal tissue from elective abortions being used in scientific research. But Congress lifted that ban in 1993 when it passed the National Institutes of Health Revitalization...
  • Boom tweet of the year! This Scott Walker reply to Hillary Clinton should win an award

    07/22/2015 12:50:02 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Twitchy ^ | July 22, 2015 | staff
    That’s not funny, because it’s true! Hillary Clinton is condoning Planned Parenthood’s monstrous butchering actions by her deafening silence. Evidently, she’s too busy striving to achieve the most pathetic Twitter feed in history. To make matters worse, as Twitchy reported, she had the utter gall to call Gov. Scott Walker the “extreme” one. Are you kidding, Hillary? Gov. Walker didn’t take it lying down and fought back like the true warrior for life that he is. His tweet reply to Hillary Clinton was boom-freaking-tastic:....
  • Fears on left grow for Planned Parenthood [Acorn-like Scandal]

    07/22/2015 5:36:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2015 | Peter Sullivan and Sarah Ferris
    Critics of Planned Parenthood on Tuesday released a second secretly recorded video related to fetal parts, putting the group on the defensive and spurring fears on the left of a new ACORN scandal. The new video shows Dr. Mary Gatter, a Planned Parenthood official, apparently negotiating the price of fetal tissue for medical research. The Center for Medical Progress, which is behind the video, says it shows Planned Parenthood illegally profiting off the sale of fetal organs. Planned Parenthood rejects that claim. In both videos, the officials in question say they are looking for compensation for expenses, not profit. But...
  • 2009: Debate over health clinic turns to minority access [targeting minorities]

    07/22/2015 12:47:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 18, 2010 | Todd Ackerman
    In the largest anti-abortion protest held in Houston in years, several thousand people on Monday marched, prayed and kept silent.....to convey their opposition to what they called an “abortion super center” that Planned Parenthood will open in a six-story building on the Gulf Freeway in March.After the protesters had walked silently through the Third Ward and encircled the sidewalks of the new six-acre facility,organizer Lou Engle used the Martin Luther King holiday to accuse Planned Parenthood of locating the new facility in a predominantly Hispanic and black area to target minorities for abortion services.“Planned Parenthood is devaluing minorities. The organization...
  • Scott Walker Signs 20-Week Abortion Ban Into Law

    07/20/2015 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | Laura Bassett
    WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed a bill into law on Monday that bans abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy unless the mother's life is in danger. The legislation, which passed the GOP-controlled state legislature earlier this month, makes no exceptions for severe fetal anomalies or for victims of rape and incest. Walker, a 2016 presidential candidate, said he supports the legislation because fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks -- an assertion that has been disputed by the mainstream medical community. "At five months, that's the time when that unborn child can feel pain," Walker said Monday....
  • Michael Gerson: Planned Parenthood video reveals an appalling trivialization of life

    07/17/2015 7:15:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | July 17, 2015 | Michael Gerson
    "...What do we learn from the video? First, it shows the appalling trivialization of life at the heart of extreme pro-choice ideology. If a developing life is really the moral and medical equivalent of a cyst or tumor, there is no limit on how it may be exploited. But most people — even those who support Roe v. Wade — intuitively recognize that the boy or girl in the sonogram is not a cyst. We see a family resemblance in a genetically differentiated human at an early stage of development. And people generally don’t want developing human beings treated as...
  • The Little Sisters of the Poor v. The Big Sisters of the Rich

    07/17/2015 5:18:53 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Catholic World Report ^ | July 16, 2015 | Carrie Gress, Ph.D.
    While Planned Parenthood does not call itself a religious order, it clearly has many of the trappings of a passionate and serious cult. Mother Celine Therese Vadukkoot addresses guests during a birthday party for centenarians Jan. 20 at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Queen of Peace Residence in the Queens borough of New York. Eight residents celebrating 100 or more years in 2015 were honored at the event. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) It isn't every week that clear bookends of the culture war are so manifestly on display. Earlier this week the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver...
  • Policy Statement: Using Animal Organs for Transplantation into Other Animals

    The ASPCA is opposed to the killing of live animals for organ donation to other animals. The ASPCA does support ethical practices such as kidney transplant programs in which a kidney is harvested from a carefully selected animal on the condition that the guardian of the animal receiving the kidney must subsequently adopt or arrange for a permanent home for the donor animal.
  • illary Clinton Ignores Planned Parenthood Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

    07/15/2015 3:53:46 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | by STEVEN ERTELT
    Nothing from her campaign, nothing on Facebook, nothing on Twitter, and no response to media queries to Hillary Clinton about the expose’ video showing the Planned Parenthood abortion business selling the body parts of aborted babies. Apparently Hillary Clinton doesn’t remember when she received Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger award with pride, even calling Margaret Sanger someone she “admired enormously.” During the event, Clinton said that emphasizing and promoting abortion is a key issue and she also defended taxpayer funded abortions for poor women.
  • Several Dems defend Planned Parenthood [don't bother to watch video]

    07/15/2015 11:39:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 15, 2015 | Sarah Ferris
    Several House Democrats are coming to the defense of Planned Parenthood in the wake of a now-viral video that shows its chief medical director graphically detailing the uses for organs of aborted fetuses. “Planned Parenthood is actually allowed, is my understanding, for scientific research, to use fetal tissue and that is not illegal,” said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and sponsor of numerous abortion-rights bills. “Having talked to the leadership at Planned Parenthood, this was a sting operation,” she added. She said she had not watched the nearly nine-minute video, which was released Tuesday...
  • Planned Parenthood Buys Fake Scott Walker Domain to Trash Pro-Life Presidential Candidate

    07/15/2015 9:39:47 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Life News ^ | July 14, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    On July 13, pro-life Wisconsin Governor, Scott Walker, officially announced that he would be running for president of the United States. The Governor said in a video announcement, “It’s time to take the successes we have created in Wisconsin and apply them to Washington. It’s time to restore the values that made our nation great.” He added, “The decision to run comes after much deliberation and many discussions with my family and supporters. Spending time in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina recently only solidified my belief that America needs bold, principled, and reform-minded leadership now more than ever. If...
  • MARS: It’s time to decide when to declare a planet lifeless

    07/13/2015 1:43:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 07/13/2015
    WHEN can we declare the Red Planet a dead planet? Although most efforts so far have gone toward showing that other planets could support life, now is the time to think about the other side of the coin. Spacecraft going to other worlds must follow costly planetary protection protocols, such as sterilisation, to avoid contaminating their destination with Earth microbes, putting any native life at risk, or bringing potentially dangerous alien ones back. But if there’s nothing there, why bother? We haven’t found life on Mars yet, and if further missions also turn up nothing, at some point commercial space...
  • Don't Believe the Hype About Life on Philae's Comet

    07/07/2015 10:57:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | July 6, 2015 | Eric Limer
    You may be hearing some exciting news about comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the place where the Philae lander woke up last month. Astronomer and astrobiologist Chandra Wickramasinghe says that the comet's core might harbor singled-celled extremophile life! But while he could be right, you should take his comments with a comet-sized grain of salt. Wickramashinghe and his colleague Max Wallis made a case for a life-filled comet at this year's Royal Astronomical Society's National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, Wales. Wickramasinghe's theory is tied mostly to the cosmic ice ball's structure and black crust. According to Wickramasinghe:
  • Did Scott Walker say forced ultrasounds to get an abortion are 'a cool thing'?

    06/27/2015 12:55:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politifact ^ | June 24, 2015 | Tom Kertscher
    The nation’s oldest abortion rights advocacy group attacked Gov. Scott Walker and his presidential aspirations on June 18, 2015 with a TV ad called "Crazy Ideas." In it, NARAL Pro-Choice America, formerly the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League, made a claim about comments Walker made about abortion and transvaginal ultrasounds. Walker, according to the group, "said that forcing women facing abortion to get invasive ultrasounds was 'just a cool thing.' " Let’s see if that’s what he said. Forced ultrasound law The ad, which NARAL said would run statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire for a week, begins...
  • NARAL Pro-Choice America Hits GOP Frontrunner Walker In New TV Ad Campaign

    06/18/2015 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Pro-Choice America ^ | June 18, 2015
    NARAL Pro-Choice America Hits GOP Frontrunner Walker In New TV Ad Campaign: “The More He Talks, The Worse It Gets” Ad To Air Statewide In Iowa and New Hampshire As Walker And Other 2016ers Address Concerned Women For America Conference In D.C. As part of their “Own It” campaign – a campaign to hold GOP candidates accountable for their records – NARAL Pro-Choice America today is launching a new TV ad campaign against GOP frontrunner Gov. Scott Walker. The 30-second TV ad, which will run statewide in Iowa and New Hampshire for a week starting today, is a compilation of...
  • Scott Walker’s deranged new low: Force women to carry their rapists’ pregnancies and let men

    06/03/2015 11:55:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Salon ^ | June 3, 2015 | Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice.
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said this week that he was prepared to sign a measure banning abortion at 20 weeks without an exception for rape or incest because it’s only “in the initial months” that victims are “most concerned” about access to care. Walker, who is expected to announce his run for president at the end of the month, said that such an exception didn’t matter and that he would sign the bill regardless. “I mean, I think for most people who are concerned about that, it’s in the initial months where they’re most concerned about it,” Walker said. “In...
  • Batteriser is a $2.50 gadget that extends disposable battery life by 800 percent

    06/03/2015 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    PC World ^ | 06/01/15 | Jon Phillips
    “The Batteriser has boost circuitry that will boost the voltage from 0.6 volts to 1.5 volts and will maintain voltage at 1.5—which is a brand new battery,” Roohparvar says. “There’s actually no IP [intellectual property] in the boost circuitry. Our technology is really a miniaturization technique that allows us to build the sleeve. We have some IP in some of the IC circuits that are in there, but the key is we’ve been able to miniaturize the boost circuit to a point that no one else has been able to achieve. “ To prove that he’s not peddling snake oil,...
  • Gov. Scott Walker: Rand Paul is 'wrong' on ISIS [transcript of Cavuto's interview]

    05/29/2015 1:25:33 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Neil Cavuto's Interview with Scott Walker
    NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Then there were 100. All right, I'm exaggerating, but talk about a crowded field, the latest Quinnipiac poll showing that five Republican candidates are all tied at the top at 10 percent of voter support, include Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who told me moments ago he is not at all worried. (BEGIN VIDEOTAPE) GOV. SCOTT WALKER, R-WIS.: Well, as a kid, I ran track. So my coach always used to say a lot of times I would win by whipping around the end that last quarter lap there and... (CROSSTALK) CAVUTO: Me too, me too, although I...
  • Politico Quotes Scott Walker Wildly Out Of Context To Invent Abortion Attack

    05/28/2015 12:28:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    The DC - The Daily Caller ^ | May 27, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    Politico reported Wednesday on a controversial statement made by Republican Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in a piece entitled “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.'” The only problem? Walker never said that. In an interview with radio host Dana Loesch, Walker defended a law he signed that required an ultrasound be performed before an abortion. But the context makes clear that ultrasounds were a “cool thing,” not mandatory ultrasounds before an abortions. In particular, he made his statement during a discussion of people who keep ultrasounds of their own children:
  • Capitalism threatens all life on the planet - Interview with Professor Guy McPherson

    05/25/2015 6:23:46 AM PDT · by Libloather · 45 replies
    The Peoples Voice ^ | 5/25/14 | Dylan Murphy
    **SNIP** Professor Garrett makes the controversial point that carbon dioxide emissions, which are a major cause of runaway climate change, can only be stabilized by a complete collapse of the global industrial economy or society builds the equivalent of one nuclear reactor per day. "Stabilization of carbon dioxide emissions at current rates will require approximately 300 gigawatts of new non-carbon-dioxide-emitting power production capacity annually - approximately one new nuclear power plant (or equivalent) per day," Garrett says. "Physically, there are no other options without killing the economy." Every week new scientific reports are published that note how industrial civilization is...
  • When Will This Madness End?

    05/19/2015 5:37:59 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 27 replies
    Fatima Perspectives ^ | May 18, 2015 | Christopher A. Ferrara
    She personally performed abortions on women, using a bicycle pump, and later boasted that she and her group had personally murdered exactly 10,141 children in the womb. She supports the legalization of euthanasia, the liberalization of drug use, and the legal prohibition of conscience exemptions for doctors who refuse to perform abortion. She even opposes the burial of aborted children in cemeteries. She is Emma Bonino, the radical leftist Italian politician, a member of the Italian Radical Party currently serving, incredibly enough, as Foreign Minister for the corrupt Italian government. And she was greeted warmly days ago by Pope Francis,...
  • Canadian Pro-Life March

    05/14/2015 1:44:04 PM PDT · by Grateful2God · 6 replies
    5/14/2015 | Prayer Request for Life!
    Prayer ping! Prayers up for the folks in Canada who are marching for life in Ottawa and other places today! G-d bless our neighbors to the North!
  • Let The Pleasure OF His HEART BECOME Your LIFE and WELLSPRING'S SONG [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/14/2015 10:11:03 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, Jedediah ^ | 5-14-15 | bible, Jedediah
    You are real ! You are alive IN HIM ! And it is His pleasure to flow ~ through you unobstructed as a pure and virtuous stream ~ ~ ~ To replenish those parched traveling through dry lands but you to must drink deep from His eternal forgiveness And as you raise your head from these waters never look back as Lot's wife but "focus on His heart for His children" For you "ARE" an Oasis of Him as you mirror His water alone for Truly all flesh must be left behind. As His words speak "I only say what...
  • The Liberal Icon Who is Also One of the Most Racist Women in History

    05/13/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by lionstar · 25 replies
    News/Talk 1130 WISN ^ | May 13th 2015 | Dan O'Donnell
    She was one of the most racist women in history, so virulent in her hatred of the people she called “impure” that she made it her life’s mission to decimate their population. She wrote, “[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring.” Later, she said that she wanted to “give dysgenic groups [people with ‘bad genes’] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization.” According to her, this was necessary, since to...
  • Pro-life Activist: In 35 Years of China’s One-Child Policy, 360 to 400 Million Babies Aborted

    05/04/2015 8:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 4, 2015 | 3:16 PM EDT | Penny Starr
    A Chinese attorney who escaped house arrest in his home country for his efforts to protect women from forced abortion for violating the government’s one-child policy said on Thursday that in the 35 years since the practice hundreds of millions of babies have been killed. “Over the past 35 years, China has killed a total of 360 to 400 million young lives as a result of its inhumane and violent birth control policies,” Chen Guangcheng, now senior fellow at Catholic University of America said at a hearing of the Congressional Executive Commission on China. “During a six-month period of 2005,...
  • Texas Considers More Abortion Limits After Clinic Closures

    04/29/2015 6:58:20 PM PDT · by prairiebreeze · 11 replies
    ABC News ^ | April 29, 2015 | PAUL J. WEBER and EVA RUTH MORAVEC
    snip..."These little measures that keep slipping through, they cumulatively have a very detrimental effect to safe, legal and timely abortions," said Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas. "They've done plenty of damage at this point." Tension over new abortion laws erupted in in June 2013 when Republicans weathered a 13-hour filibuster by Davis, who went on to lose badly to Abbott in the governor's race. New laws required abortion clinics to meet hospital-level operating standards and mandated that doctors who perform abortions obtain hospital admitting privileges. Clinics unable to make costly upgrades closed and women in rural swaths...
  • Life Is Hard for Incredibly Handsome Men

    04/23/2015 4:16:59 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 61 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/23/2015 | Allison P. Davis
    A new study seems to confirm what we'll call the “Kit Harington Effect," which holds that a man's hunkiness may in fact prove an obstacle to his career. Research from the University of Maryland suggests that good-looking men sometimes have difficulty getting jobs in competitive environments, like sales, because they are subconsciously perceived as a threat to those in charge of hiring. Considering previous research has suggested that handsome men make more money, are perceived as more competent (attractive women, on the other hand, are often seen as less competent), and are more successful in closing big deals, that threat...
  • Strange but Rich Verses: What Does Acts 1:4 Mean by Saying That Jesus Was “Eating Salt with Them”?

    04/15/2015 7:02:30 AM PDT · by Salvation · 94 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 04-14-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Strange but Rich Verses File: What Does Acts 1:4 Mean by Saying That Jesus Was “Eating Salt with Them”? By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere is an unusual verse that occurs in the first chapter of the Acts the Apostles, describing a gathering of Jesus and the Apostles after the resurrection but before the ascension. For the most part, modern translations do not reveal the full oddity of the verse. The verse in question, as rendered by the Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition, is,And while staying with them he charged them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4).However,...
  • Is $30,000 a year worth it?

    04/14/2015 2:29:17 AM PDT · by newnhdad · 63 replies
    Just recently started a new job and I feel very lucky but I really despise it. I am starting at a pretty descent salary but it's not as important as the miracle of finding any employment in Obama's economy. I have to drive a long way to and fro and mostly through idiot filled DC traffic and I swear nobody actually watches the road anymore, they just tap on the smart phones. It takes about three hours a day to commute (1.5hr each way) so I'm no longer seeing my kids and eating meals with my family six days a...
  • Tech titans’ latest project: Defy death

    04/05/2015 5:14:40 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/4/15 | Ariana Eunjung Cha
    .... Yet the focus kept returning to one subject: Was death an inevitability — or a solvable problem? ....
  • Governor Scott Walker Wants Wisconsin to Pass Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    04/03/2015 7:26:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Life News ^ | April 3, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is once again calling for his state to pass a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks and protect unborn babies from late-term abortions. Walker recently stepped up to support a similar bill pending in Congress that would ban abortions after 20 weeks nationwide. “I think it’s highly likely,” Walker told conservative talk radio host Charlie Sykes in an interview about the chances of such a bill meeting success in the Wisconsin state legislature. “I think that’s a very rational position not only for those of us who are pro-life, but I think most people who...
  • The Race - The Christian Life

    04/02/2015 8:08:27 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike
    The Basics ^ | Gene Cunningham
    The Race—The Christian Life. (HEB 12:1-3, 1CO 9:24-27). Three years before the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus the Roman, an unknown author wrote a letter of warning and encouragement to the Hebrew believers in that city. In a time of impending national crisis, this author reminded these believers that their only safety was in individual orientation to and pursuit of the plan of God. In Hebrews 12, he compares the Christian life to a race and Christians to athletes who, if they want to experience the ecstasy of victory, will have to endure the agony of training for and running...
  • Warren Buffett: Artificial Intelligence Will Decide Whether Humans Live or Die

    04/02/2015 6:02:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 04/02/15
    Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says that the decision on whether humans live or die will be left to artificial intelligence when self-driving cars become a reality.
  • A Perfect Day for Needlefish

    04/01/2015 6:27:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2015 | Marvin Olasky
    In Guam recently my wife and I taught a writing course and then went snorkeling. Near coral reefs we fed, underwater, hundreds of 6-inch-long needlefish. Slender with little teeth, they appeared infused with light. So many sped around our hands that they formed a silver streak amid the blue-gray waters of Tuman Bay. We became fond of them. Later, I read for the first time in 45 years a story that influenced me as a teenager, J.D. Salinger’s “A Perfect Day for Bananafish.” The main character is a troubled veteran, Seymour Glass, surrounded at a hotel by the materialism Salinger...
  • A born performer! The incredible moment baby starts clapping in the womb

    03/28/2015 2:17:27 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-28-15 | Giorgina Ramazzotti
    Rhythm isn't something most babies are born with. But this one - which is yet to be born - seems to have it in abundance. In this incredible video of an ultrasound scan, the 14-week-old foetus appears to clap its hands together, as the mother sings If You're Happy And You Know It Clap Your Hands. The parents can be heard laughing in the background as the doctor then rewinds the tape to make it look like that baby was clapping along to their singing. The 15-second video that was uploaded to YouTube yesterday by Jen Cardinal, who is based...
  • Pro-Lifers Arrested For Praying Outside Boehner’s Office

    03/25/2015 10:54:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    CNS ^ | March 25, 2015 | Brittany M. Hughes
    U.S. Capitol police on Wednesday arrested seven pro-life protestors while they were praying outside the office of House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). Those arrested, who included prominent pro-life activist and nurse Jill Stanek, were protesting the House Republican leaderships' failure to call a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would prohibit aborting an unborn child in or after the 20th week of gestation. The House Republican leadership shelved the bill less than 24 hours before it was set to come up for a vote on Jan. 22 after some Republican congresswomen, led by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.)...
  • University of Minnesota Duluth offers minor in LGBTQ studies to ‘prepare students for life’

    03/19/2015 8:19:41 AM PDT · by redreno · 26 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com ^ | 03/19/2015 | By Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times
    The University of Minnesota Duluth will begin offering a minor in LGBTQ studies so that students can be better prepared for life in “an increasingly diverse society.” To complete the minor, students will have to take classes such as “An Introduction to LGBTQ” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer), “Queer Theory,” “Queer Media,” “Queer Cinema in International Perspective” and “History of the Homosexual Rights,” Campus Reform reported. “This minor will prepare students for life,” Gesa Zinn, head of the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department, told Campus Reform. ” ‘The job’ the LGBTQ minor prepares students for is to understand and...
  • An Indiana jury says Purvi Patel should go to prison (Indiana feticide law)

    03/18/2015 2:28:02 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 18 replies
    PRI ^ | March 13, 2015 | Amy Gastelum
    There’s a lot that’s still confusing about the case of Purvi Patel. But one thing is clear: The 33-year-old from South Bend, Indiana, is facing up to 70 years in prison as the first pregnant woman to be convicted under Indiana’s “feticide” law. t’s a case that cheers some anti-abortion advocates but has reproductive rights groups and doctors worried about how laws originally passed to protect pregnant women are now being used against them in court. Patel comes from a family of Hindu immigrants from India. In the mostly Irish-Catholic town of South Bend, they kept to themselves. Patel worked...
  • Facing Mortality

    03/18/2015 11:59:59 AM PDT · by taxcontrol · 29 replies
    None ^ | 3/18/2015 | Taxcontrol
    Last month my brother-in-law passed unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. He appeared to be in good shape, he worked out and even had is annual physical a week prior to his passing. He had just purchased a house that he was going to remodel and had a really good job. He was 46 years old. Far too young to be leaving us by our standards. He was loved. The good news is that I know he was a Christian. Perhaps not the ideal but he was a baptized believer in Christ. I know in my heart that he is...
  • Rediscovering the will to win--democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity.'

    06/01/2008 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 99+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-1-08 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    Some three and a half years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny & Terror. While this was not the equivalent of an invitation to Oprah Winfrey's guest couch, Sharansky's tome did make it onto The New York Times bestseller list. After the easy overthrow of Saddam...
  • Scott Walker Shows How Pro-Life Presidential Candidates Can Avoid the Media’s Abortion Trap

    03/12/2015 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | March 12, 2015 | Joel Brind Ph.D.
    One really encouraging aspect of the GOP Presidential field shaping up for 2016 is that virtually all of the serious potential candidates are reliably pro-life. We neither have candidates who claim to be “pro-choice”, nor any who have had a politically convenient pro-life conversion this time around. We do need to listen carefully to what all the candidates say, and make sure there is no compromise on principle, but we do not have the problem of needing to be convinced that a candidate with a strong pro-life record is the real deal. No, this time around we have the luxury...