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  • Deacon Ryan Duns: Archbishop John Nienstedt comes across as homophobic

    03/03/2015 4:46:32 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 5 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 3, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In a Blog post addressing a letter written by Archbishop John Nienstedt to a mother explaining the Church's teaching regarding homosexual acts and the reception of the Holy Eucharist, Deacon Ryan Duns, the Jesuit seminarian who believes that "gay marriage" might be a movement of the Holy Spirit, said that the Archbishop's letter, "..serves only to reinforce the belief that the Catholic Church is a homophobic institution more concerned with obedience than human flourishing." See here. In his Encyclical Letter Deus Caritas Est (God is Love), Pope Benedict XVI writes, "It is characteristic of mature love that it calls into...
  • [VAnity] Great Churchill Quote - Apt for Today

    03/02/2015 7:24:54 PM PST · by TBP · 13 replies
    Heard on the radio today | Winston Churchill
    Great Churchill quote: “You were given the choice between war and dishonor. You chose dishonor, and you will have war.”
  • Netanyahu might consider a few style points from Douglas MacArthur

    03/02/2015 5:02:41 PM PST · by No One Special · 3 replies
    March 2, 2015 | me
    Love to see Netanyahu somehow reprise the drama in the first few minutes of MacArthur's Farewell speech after having been fired by Truman. Listen (mp3 at link) to the first few minutes of a great speech by a man who knew how to give them.
  • Here are 1,000 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism...

    03/02/2015 4:44:01 AM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | Last updated March 2, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Here are 1,000 well sourced examples of Obama’s lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. By Dan from Squirrel HillPosted on August 15, 2013. Updated on March 2, 2015.As the author of this blog post, I place it into the public domain. Anyone may freely copy it in any part or in its entirely, without asking my permission, and without paying any money. I do ask you please cite a link to https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/I ask you to please show this list to as many people as possible – and especially, to please show it to as many...
  • Call to Action this week after Netanyahu's speech.

    03/01/2015 7:27:14 PM PST · by blueyon · 10 replies
    self | 3/01/15 | Blueyon
    Please take to Twitter, Facebook, all news Media sites and any/all other sites you can think of after Netanyahu gives his speech Tuesday. The WH has already rebutted a speech they have not heard. We all know you can not rebut something that hasn't happened yet but we are talking this administration. So with that said, we need to dominate social media! Comment Comment Comment on everything with your views of Netanyahu. Don't let the main stream media frame this with WH talking points and anti-Israel rhetoric.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 6

    03/01/2015 6:30:25 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 34 replies
    me | 3/1/15 | me
    ROUND 6 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 8 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Final 4 in just 2 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday.
  • Armed American Radio (3-1-15)

    03/01/2015 5:23:43 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 12 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 3-1-15 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Here is what the Archdiocese of Boston wants for the priesthood...

    03/01/2015 12:04:30 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 1, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In a Blog post which may be found here, Deacon Ryan Duns argues that same-sex "marriage" could actually be beneficial to society. Deacon Duns quotes from Louis Dupre, who said that, "The quality of a civilization may be measured both by the complexity of its ingredients and by the harmony of their order. The more diverse elements it succeeds in integrating within a harmonious and unified balance, the greater its potential and, usually, its achievements are." (Louis Dupré, Passage to Modernity, 29). Then this confused soul writes, "...the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has...
  • White House Conference Call Reveals Insidious Plan To Balkanize America

    02/27/2015 1:51:56 PM PST · by Tareli · 65 replies
    Sword At The Ready ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sue Paine
    On the Mark Levin Show Thursday evening, Sue Paine of WCBM revealed that she was accidentally invited to take part in a White House Conference call about Obama’s ‘Executive Amnesty’ orders. What she heard on this call by officials in the White House and radical Amnesty planners was frightening. It is no less than an insidious plan to use American citizens own money to fund our own national suicide and demise. Sue revealed that the White House plans that these ‘New Americans’ will be subsidized by you and me, the taxpayer. That they will be given immediate access and priority...
  • Illegal Immigration - Inflated Uproar Over a Single Issue?

    02/28/2015 8:38:18 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 52 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 28, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    With an illegal alien population of about 20 million or so, in a nation of over 300 million, one might ask, why on earth are we so focused on this single issue? After all, 20 million is less than ten percent of our population. This nation is suffering. The real issues we need to address include joblessness, drug abuse, gang crime, a crippling national debt, an incredibly expensive but ever-worsening education system, rampant vote fraud, severe military threats from abroad… and many more. These are issues that affect everyone in our entire country, not just ten percent of us! In...
  • Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims, Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

    02/28/2015 5:02:59 PM PST · by blueyon · 75 replies
    QPolitical.com ^ | 2/27/15 | ???
    Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. This is one of the best stories we have eve seen come from such a liberal area of the world. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%
  • Uninsured Ex-Sheriff Who Fought O-care Struggles To Pay Medical Bills

    02/28/2015 10:21:52 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | FEBRUARY 27, 2015 | By CAITLIN MACNEAL
    Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance and started a GoFundMe campaign to solicit donations from family and friends to cover the costs of their medical care. "Because they are self-employed, they have no medical insurance and are in desperate need of our assistance," reads a note on Mack's personal website. Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers...
  • Murder, Intrigues, Confusions, CIA, Sodomy, Putin

    02/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PST · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Murder, Intrigues, Confusions, CIA, Sodomy, Putin By Julio Severo When the mass media side with homosexual activists against Christians, the public disagree. When the mass media side with Obama against the American people, the public disagree. When the mass media side with an anti-Putin version in a case involving a Putin opponent “mysteriously” murdered, does the public agree? According to Paul Craig Roberts, who was a Reagan official, the “mysterious” murder of a Putin opponent was a destabilizing plot by CIA in the spirit of Obama hostilities against Russia. And according to Dr. Scott Lively, the most prominent authority...
  • Cardinal Sean O'Malley: Where is your opposition to sodomy?

    02/28/2015 6:00:39 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 4 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 28, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    As noted here, "Immaculate Heart of Mary School of Still River, MA has withdrawn its marching band and float of Saint Patrick from this year’s Saint Patrick’s Day Parade after learning that a small homosexual activist group will be allowed to march while publicly identifying its homosexuality. The school is compelled by the teachings of the Catholic Church to pull out. According to the Principal, Brother Thomas Dalton, 'Catholics are forbidden to sponsor or even participate in an event which openly promotes unnatural and immoral behavior. The Church will never accept nor condone same sex marriage and the homosexual life...
  • Virtual Plane Spotting -(for Aviation Buffs)

    02/26/2015 9:57:44 AM PST · by Duke C. · 23 replies
    I stumbled on a neat little trick which has had me mesmerized for the past few days.Is anyone else doing this?
  • Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching “Apologetics” to Brazilian Pentecostals

    02/26/2015 7:00:43 AM PST · by juliosevero · 10 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Justin Peters: an American Cessationist Teaching “Apologetics” to Brazilian Pentecostals By Julio Severo A guest speaker of VINACC (a Brazilian conference of evangelicals), an American evangelical made headlines by blasting preachers of the Prosperity Gospel as “false prophets.” Justin Peters gave his apologetics lecture at an Assemblies of God church in Campina Grande, Brazil in February 16, 2015. VINACC held in this church its Second International Apologetics Meeting of Paraiba. In the event, Peters said, “Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Joel Osteen, Myles Munroe, Joyce Meyer and others are, all of them, false prophets. What they teach is not the...
  • My Dumb Facebook Friends (vanity)

    02/25/2015 3:01:20 PM PST · by Chris Shugart Uncommon Sense · 41 replies
    Thought Crimes ^ | 2-10-15 | Chris Shugart
    I always find it distressing when a Facebook friend of mine posts something appallingly stupid. It’s one thing when someone you don’t know does it. A total stranger who you’ll never meet is quickly forgotten. Someone you know isn’t so easy to dismiss. It’s the same sort of unsettling feeling I get when I try to imagine the sort of people who buy those tacky commemorative plates they advertise in TV Guide. I realize there are people out there who have no sense of taste whatsoever. But I’m perfectly happy to remain in comfortable ignorance, knowing that I’ll probably never...
  • VANITY: Move to Seattle? Any young Conservatives in the city or state?

    02/25/2015 2:05:45 PM PST · by bushwon · 178 replies
    me ^ | 02/25/2015 | bushwon
    My daughter is graduating this summer--she has a dear friend who lives in Seattle and has suggested my daughter might move out there. Daughter could move anywhere she can find job in her field. My daughter is a conservative tho not a political junkie like her mom LOL. Her friend is probably a moderate, but not particularly political. I have a "moderate" republican friend who said Seattle is just growing by leaps and bounds and lots of young people are moving there. Though I have no direct say in the matter as daughter is an adult and I have not...
  • Windows software corruption

    02/25/2015 5:15:58 AM PST · by GYPSY286 · 80 replies
    Me | February 25, 2015 | Gypsy286
    I need some advice from Freeperland folks who are savvy with computer issues. Last evening, I received a call from a "Windows Security Center". They knew my name and obviously my phone number. Gave me a spiel that Windows software security had been compromised/corrupted and according to their records, knew I had Windows 7. To prove they were legit, they had me start my computer and prompted me through a series of commands to bring up my specific Windows license number. She read it off and that license numbers was listed on my machine. She prompted me to run a...
  • Any EY employees or alumni? [vanity]

    02/24/2015 9:43:14 AM PST · by taxcontrol · 11 replies
    None ^ | 02/24/2015 | Self
    I would like to chat privately via email with any Ernst and Young about a job posting for the Denver office.
  • Led Zeppelin songs performed by children

    02/23/2015 11:46:51 PM PST · by grundle · 47 replies
    YouTube ^ | Louisville Leopard Percussionists
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYuOZnAqQCYThe 2014-15 Louisville Leopard Percussionists rehearsing Kashmir, The Ocean, and Immigrant Song by Led Zeppelin. The Louisville Leopard Percussionists began in 1993. They are a performing ensemble of approximately 55 student musicians, ages 7-12, living in and around Louisville, Kentucky. Each student learns and acquires proficiency on several instruments, such as marimbas, xylophone, vibraphone, drum set, timbales, congas, bongos and piano.
  • US Names First Global Envoy for Homosexual Agenda

    02/23/2015 9:30:34 PM PST · by juliosevero · 26 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    US Names First Global Envoy for Homosexual Agenda By Julio Severo The United States is naming its first international envoy for homosexual rights. This is a historic event, because no nation, even the United Nations, has ever appointed a homosexual ambassador for global homosexual rights. Every single major news outlet in the U.S. is covering this historic event. In a press release, the U.S. State Department said Randy Berry, an openly homosexual diplomat, will be its special envoy to promote homosexual rights. State Department Secretary John Kerry said, “We’re working to overturn laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct in...
  • Obama sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and lied about why he did it

    02/23/2015 2:41:47 PM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | September 4, 2013 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Obama sued Louisiana to keep low income blacks trapped in bad schools, and lied about why he did it In August 2013, the Obama administration sued Louisiana to try to bring an end to its school voucher program – a program which had just been passed in 2012.Under the Louisiana program, both of the following criteria had to be met in order for a student to get a school voucher. First, the student must come from a family whose income is below 250% of the poverty level. And second, the current public school that the student...
  • I just added 16 new entries to my list of Obama criticisms

    02/23/2015 10:40:52 AM PST · by grundle
    wordpress ^ | February 23, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog I just added 16 new entries to my list of Obama criticisms The complete list can be found at https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/Here are the new entries:981) Obamacare customer service telephone number connected an Obamacare customer to “someone reading off a script in the Philippines”In November 2014, a New York Times article on Obamacare said that Health Republic Insurance was … a new co-op plan created under the law, for people who lived in the area.In February 2015, the New York Times wrote:Compounding the problem is the lack of basic information to shop effectively. When Andrea Greenberg, a New...
  • All the President’s Boot Lickers Still Pretend Obama is a Christian

    02/23/2015 8:08:32 AM PST · by Dr. Thorne · 51 replies
    RedState ^ | 2/23/2015 | Erick Erickson
    They routinely lament on twitter that there surely must be more important things than conservatives focused on Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, the Libyan disaster, the Syrian disaster, the growth of ISIS, the resurgence of Al Quaeda, etc., etc., etc. They lament that we are a frivolous society easily distracted from important things. They give awards to deep thinkers who write 20,000 word pieces on subjects no one cares about outside of the Circle of Jerks who make up the political press.
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 5

    02/23/2015 6:57:05 AM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/23/15 | me
    ROUND 5 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, March 1 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. The Great 8 in just 4 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end (hopefully) the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • Boeing 737 takeoff in snowy conditions. HD cockpit view + ATC audio

    02/23/2015 6:53:26 AM PST · by Duke C. · 15 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb. 20,2015 | 737Channel
    Episode 18, "Information ALPHA" shows the behind-the-scenes of a Boeing 737 winter departure. Just getting the job done... and dedicated to the ground and de-icing crews. Wind chill was around -37şC that day. THANK YOU, guys!
  • Tender Grapes

    02/23/2015 5:23:41 AM PST · by lifeofgrace · 12 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 2/22/15 | Steve Berman
    Image source: Shutterstock I wanted to take my bride out for a night without the kids.  As it turned out, I had a free night in one of the hotel chains I use when I travel on business, and it was set to expire on March 3, so I had to work fast.  I also had a gift card for a local fine dining restaurant I received as a Christmas gift.  Thus my el-cheapo, very expensive date night plans began to gel. We dropped the kiddos off at their grandparents (who had given us two “night of babysitting” certificates...
  • BREAKING: Walker about to sign right-to-work in Wisconsin

    02/22/2015 7:03:32 PM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 2/23/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Having lived through this two years ago in Michigan, I can tell you the insanity Wisconsin is in for, but then again the state that dealt with the Democrat fleebagger insanity isn’t going to be surprised by too much. Republican leaders in the Wisconsin Legislature have decided to fast-track right-to-work through the legislative process, and Gov. Scott Walker has indicated he’s ready to sign it: --snip-- Some will say Walker is only doing this to burnish his presidential bona fides. To that I would say two things: 1. It’s the Legislature that’s leading this charge; and 2. If the way...
  • Armed American Radio (2-22-15)

    02/22/2015 4:22:48 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 3 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 2-22-15 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...
  • Catholic bloggers may now be sued for offering fraternal correction?

    02/22/2015 3:01:13 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | February 22, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    "We invite you to criticize our institutions without reserve. One is not insulted by being informed of something amiss, but rather gets an opportunity for amendment, if the information is taken in good part, without resentment.” – Plato, Laws, Bk. 1, 635a In a post which may be found here, Terry McDermott writes, "We live in a litigious society. People sue for every and any reason: finding something gross in their fast food, slipping on an ice-covered driveway, getting one’s feelings hurt. In media, lawsuits abound: copyright infringement and stealing someone else’s work is illegal. When we post an image...
  • JESSICA CHAMBERS UPDATE: Reporters Fail To Correct Falsehoods About Official Timeline

    02/20/2015 10:15:48 PM PST · by IChing · 20 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 2/20/15 | Donald Joy
    Is real investigative reporting something which just isn’t done in a modern Mississippi Burning, or do only certain politically desirable stories get the full treatment? I’m finished with giving the paid hacks the benefit of the doubt; it’s time to call them out. From the very beginning of the Jessica Chambers case, the bumbling backwater yokels and their shallow hand-lickers in the local showbiz media have collaborated, either willfully or not, to help perpetuate darkness where bright lights should be shining instead. Nobody in the regional press in and near Panola County has shown themselves to be even at least...
  • Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria

    02/20/2015 4:17:14 PM PST · by juliosevero · 30 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Turkey, U.S. sign deal to train, equip Islamists against Syria By Julio Severo The United States and Turkey signed, according to Reuters, an agreement on Thursday to train and equip Islamists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Turkey will provide an equal number of trainers to work alongside their American military counterparts, said an official at the U.S. military’s Central Command. Reuters said that the agreement is “to train and equip Syrian moderates to fight the Islamic State.” Yet, the same Reuters report said, “Turkey hopes the training will also bolster the weakened and divided Syrian opposition in their...
  • Don't Mess With These Nuns

    02/20/2015 8:50:23 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 20 replies
    https://www.facebook.com ^ | February 19, 2015 | MixedMartialArts
    Now here's something you don't see every day.
  • Who Was Kayla Mueller?

    02/20/2015 1:31:17 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 33 replies
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | February 11, 2015 | Lee Kaplan
    ...Kayla Mueller was a member of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) who spent at least two years working with that terrorist support group. She was involved in demonstrations against the Jews in Sheikh Jarrah (part of East Jerusalem) after a 20 year long court decision recognized the Jews' legal rights to homes they were chased from in earlier wars launched by the Arabs. She also participated in demonstrations to interfere with the IDF demolishing the homes of terrorists and suicide bombers after the courts okayed the demolitions. Just as with Rachel Corrie, the press tries to paint Kayla as a...
  • Do atoms understand language?

    02/19/2015 2:23:41 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 49 replies
    Jon Rappoport's Blog ^ | February 18, 2015 | Jon Rappoport
    Do atoms understand language? Are you your brain and nothing else? If so, mind-control programming is quite reasonable by Jon Rappoport February 19, 2015 NoMoreFakeNews.com “The idea that somewhere in all the stacked-up universes, there might be a little corner that isn’t made out of matter or energy, but is truly independent of, and different from, sub-atomic particles… this idea confounds people, as if it might mean the end of all existence. It might mean a return to the old myths and fairy tales of the horrific priest-classes. It might mean everything science knows will vanish in a puff of...
  • Obama Appoints Terrorist Supporter to Head Up New Counterterrorism Messaging Center

    02/19/2015 12:06:33 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 31 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | February18, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    In yet another stunning development in Obama’s plan to turn the war on terror over to the terrorists, he’s ramping up a counter-defense headed up by a terror-tied operative, Rashad Hussain. Over 80 people will staff the newly-empowered center. It seems Obama is turning the war on terror over to the terrorists. Rashad Hussain is a hafiz, one who has committed the Quran memory. He currently serves as Obama’s special envoy to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. I wrote about Hussain’s ties to the Muslim Brotherhood back in 2010 when Obama first appointed him as special envoy to the Organization...
  • THE MOST OFFENSIVE THING ABOUT OBAMA’S ‘EXTREMISM’ CONFERENCE

    02/18/2015 11:44:11 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 18, 2015 | Joel B. Pollak
    The most outrageous thing about President Barack Obama’s “extremism” summit Wednesday was not that it failed to identify Islamic terror as the primary threat. Nor was it that there were several Muslim representatives with extremist views present. Nor was it that the president still refuses to acknowledge ISIS (or ISIL) as “Islamic”—even while referring to it by an acronym whose first letter stands for “Islamic” (rather than the transliterated Arabic acronym, “Daesh”). Rather, the most offensive thing about Obama’s “extremism” summit was that the “dog and pony show” (as it was called by no less a liberal than MSNBC’s Andrea...
  • ITALY MOBILIZES 5,000-STRONG MILITARY FORCE TO FIGHT ISIS IN LIBYA

    02/17/2015 1:18:59 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 17, 2015 | Jordan Shachtel
    The government of Italy appears to be taking seriously the threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) to its nation. Italian officials said on Monday that they are considering sending 5,000 troops into Libya to combat the country’s burgeoning jihadist presence. In a recent video purportedly produced by the Islamic State’s Libya affiliate, the group slaughtered twenty-one Christians and vowed to seek out Rome as its next target. “And we will conquer Rome, by Allah’s permission, the promise of our prophet, peace be upon him,” a North American English-accented militant leader said after his comrades slaughtered the Christian hostages. Italian...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • Today is The Last Day to Get 2GB of Free Google Drive Storage

    02/17/2015 7:06:15 AM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2015 | Steven Tweeedie
    Please seem my comments below Google Drive is offering its users 2GB of free storage for completing a simple security checkup. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete, but the offer only lasts until Feb. 17. Designed to make sure everything about your account is shipshape, the security checkup runs through a checklist of security features examining your account recovery information, recent activity, account permissions, and your 2-step verification settings. To access the security checkup, head on over to your Google account page. Next, click "Get Started" button to begin the checkup.
  • From Rome to Philadelphia: Protecting a Nation from the Fate of Lucretia

    02/16/2015 6:05:28 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 16 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 16, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Reflections on the United States’ Commander-In-Chief, on Presidents’ Day… During the summer of 1787, the member states of the United States of America sent delegates to Philadelphia, hoping that in this new convention, they could right the errors made in the construction of the Articles of Confederation. The nation was in an economic depression that had not ended with the peace signed in 1783, as many had expected. On the contrary, our currency was worthless, our borders were porous, our cargo was in jeopardy on the high seas, and our veterans were destitute at home. The delegates to the Constitutional...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) ROUND 4

    02/16/2015 5:35:44 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 50 replies
    me | 2/16/15 | me
    ROUND 4 OF THE '80S TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS COMMENCES! Votes due: Sunday, Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm Eastern. Sweet 16 in 8 pairs of songs! Vote for your favorite of each pair shown. No reply, no vote. (You may abstain from any pairs.) Any ties will be broken with a run-off which will end the following Monday. Format: Yearly rank/seed - year - song title - act
  • In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana

    02/16/2015 1:11:23 PM PST · by grundle · 22 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 16, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog In 2009, Obama stole money from retired teachers and police officers in Indiana During the Chrysler bankruptcy, Obama violated the Fifth Amendment and more than 150 years of bankruptcy law by illegally treating secured creditors worse than unsecured creditors. Some of these secured creditors were retired teachers and police officers from Indiana. Richard A. Epstein, a law professor at New York University School of Law, wrote of this:“Upsetting this fixed hierarchy among creditors is just an illegal taking of property from one group of creditors for the benefit of another, which should be struck down on...
  • "People of the Book" vs "The Book of Life"

    02/16/2015 1:02:53 PM PST · by CaptainPhilFan · 17 replies
    2/16/15 | Just me
    This question has been bubbling and I don't know enough to resolve it myself. Asking you Smart People to help me flesh this out- or decide if it's a worthless navel gazing exercise. Realizing I'm setting myself for ridicule... here goes.... Re: The quran calling Christians and Jews "People of The Book": The quran was put together before 700 BC. The first Bible was printed in 1450, the Torah 1482. Before that there were papyrus, scrolls, writings - but no "Book". Is the quran actually referring to the "book of life" from both the old and new testament? ..... is...
  • Net neutrality: 26 ways Obama has already proven himself incompetent when it comes to the internet

    02/16/2015 10:45:42 AM PST · by grundle · 9 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 16, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Even before adopting net neutrality, here are 26 actions by which the Obama administration has already proven itself to be incompetent when it comes to the internet The fact that Obama refuses to allow the public to see his 332 page net neutrality plan until after its implementation is voted on is, by itself, reason enough for me to oppose the plan.I would think that even the biggest supporters of net neutrality would be curious as to why Obama won’t let people see his plan until after it is implemented.However, in addition to that, here are...
  • A surprising number of presidents never graduated college

    02/16/2015 10:09:14 AM PST · by blueyon · 39 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/15 | Claire Daniel |
    Media and potential opponents are scandalized that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is considering a run for president even though he didn’t graduate from college. But if Walker (who dropped out of Marquette University in his senior year) won in 2016, he would be joining an exalted group that includes the two presidents most frequently named as the favorites of the American people. Eleven presidents — exactly 25 percent — were not college graduates. Most prominent on that list are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, who make up half of Mt. Rushmore’s foursome and are in the top three or top...
  • Real American Values

    02/15/2015 8:21:36 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 52 replies
    ReverendSaltine.com ^ | February 15, 2015 | Reverend Saltine
    I want my Boy’s Life Magazine life returned to me. It was like this: I’m eight. I can go out and play unescorted by armed guards. There are no, “social drugs,” mass-murderers, drive-by shootings, open obscenity, or backpacking “folks from other lands.” I can play unsupervised all day and into the night without fear of monsters among us. My neighbors watch over me. What we have now—is that progress? No. It’s the designed collapse of a Nation and it’s mores, images, ethics, heroes, and guiding compasses—and the parasitic rise of ugly, many-tentacled Liberalism. I want my U.S. Constitution back. I...
  • (VANITY) TOURNAMENT OF CHART-TOPPERS ('80S) TIE-BREAKER FOR ROUND 3

    02/15/2015 3:21:30 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 44 replies
    me | 2/15/15 | me
    We have a TIE from Round 3 to BREAK! (What is it with 1983? No one seems to be able to separate the songs!) #4 1983 "Down Under” Men at Work versus #1 1983 "Every Breath You Take" Police
  • Armed American Radio (2-15-15)

    02/15/2015 1:43:56 PM PST · by RandallFlagg · 5 replies
    Armed American Radio ^ | 2-15-15 | RandallFlagg
    The Armed American Radio broadcast with Mark Walters is on every Sunday 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. Coming to you live from the Crossbreed Holsters Studio. Find AAR on your local stationFacebookListen LiveThe AAR iTunes podcasts are usually available the following Monday Are you sad because the GunTalk radio show with the awesome Tom Gresham ended it's last few minutes, and you have to wait a week for another firearms-related radio show to appear so you can listen? Do you crave to hear from the experts across the nation about our current problems regarding twisted politicians inflicting their anti-gun agendas on...