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  • Borderline Millennial on Victimology and Redemption

    09/30/2014 6:30:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    rushlimbaugh.com ^ | 9-29-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here's Pam in Homer, Alaska, as we head back to the phones. Thank you for calling. Great to have you here, Pam. Hi. CALLER: Hi. I'm so excited to talk to you. I've got so many questions for you, but I'm gonna -- RUSH: Well, fire away. CALLER: (giggling) RUSH: I love answering questions. I absolutely adore questions, and there's nobody better you could ask. CALLER: (giggling) RUSH: So this is gonna work well. CALLER: I want to bypass my questions for a second 'cause I think there's a more important thing I want to tell you, and it's...
  • Poverty In The Black Community Is The Result of Culture Not Racism

    09/30/2014 5:58:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/30/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    I have often been accused by friends (black, white and all others in between) of being too logical, to the point that I am inhibited from seeing other people’s point of view ( I am not sure if that is a compliment or insult). They say that I enter into discussions with the false assumption that others are just as logical and rational as I am. I have been told this so often that I have conceded that perhaps they are telling the truth (they know me well enough to make such claims). Because I have finally accepted the charge...
  • What the Arab World Produces

    09/30/2014 2:02:18 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-30-2014 | Dennis Prager
    At least since the early part of the 20th century, aside from oil, the Arab world has produced and exported two products. It has produced essentially no technology, medicine or anything else in the world of science. It has almost no contributions to world literature, art or to intellectual development. According to the most recent United Nations Arab Human Development Reports (2003-2005), written by Arab intellectuals, Greece, with a population of 11 million, annually translates five times more books from English than the entire Arab world, population 370 million. Nor is this a new development. The total number of books...
  • Mumia on the meaning of Ferguson (Yes, you read that correctly)

    09/29/2014 2:01:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The San Francisco Bay View - A National Black Newspaper ^ | September 29, 2014 | Mumia Abu-Jamal
    Written Aug. 31, 2014 – Before recent days, who among us had ever heard of Ferguson, Missouri? Because of what happened there, the brief but intense experience of state repression, its name will be transmitted by millions of Black mouths to millions of Black ears, and it will become a watchword for resistance, like Watts, like Newark, Harlem and LA. But Ferguson wasn’t 60 years ago – it’s today. And for young Blacks from Ferguson and beyond, it was a stark, vivid history lesson – and also a reality lesson. When they dared protest the state street murder of one...
  • Sowell: Random Thoughts

    09/29/2014 1:31:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2013 | Thomas Sowell
    Random thoughts on the passing scene: What a non-judgmental society amounts to is that common decency is optional — which means that decency is likely to become less common. The biggest issue in this fall's election is whether the Obama administration will end when Barack Obama leaves the White House or whether it will continue on, by appointing federal judges with lifetime appointments who share President Obama's contempt for the Constitution. Whether such judges will be confirmed by the Senate depends on whether the Senate continues to be controlled by Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid. Why in the world would...
  • Motto of the Obama Administration: A Nation of Cowards

    09/29/2014 1:24:06 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9-29-14 | Deborah C. Tyler
    Imagine you consult an attorney with an important case. He says, “I'll accept your case, but I have to tell you at the start, I don't respect you. In fact, you're a coward.” The Obama administration entrusted the most important cases of our nation to an attorney general who held the people he was hired to represent in contempt. Presidential administrations have mottos. Theodore Roosevelt spoke softly but carried a big stick; John Kennedy pointed to new frontiers and self-sacrifice; Lyndon Johnson spoke of a great society. As Eric Holder departs, in order to recover from his verbal abuse of...
  • What If Counterfactuals Never Existed?

    09/29/2014 1:04:58 PM PDT · by oblomov · 48 replies
    New Republic ^ | 20 Sep 2014 | Cass R. Sunstein
    Altered Pasts: Counterfactuals in History by Richard J. Evans (Brandeis University Press) As everyone knows, the supreme court 
ruled six–three for Al Gore in the great dispute over the Florida recount in 2000. As everyone also knows, Gore emerged as the ultimate victor in that recount, and with his poetic and moving inauguration address he managed to unify a badly divided nation. For a long period, the Gore years continued the peace and prosperity established under President Clinton, punctuated by the successful prevention of an apparent terrorist plot in 2001, by the enactment of health care reform in 2003 (mocked...
  • The Journalists’ Guide to Guns (How Not to Look Like an Idiot When Writing About Firearms)

    09/29/2014 10:28:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    thefirearmblog.com ^ | 9/29/2014 | Steve Johnson
    Journalists. Bless their hearts. As a rule of thumb, any time we read a news story about a subject or incident we already know a lot about, it turns out that about 25% of what’s reported is simply wrong. This is why knowledgeable gun owners distrust many news stories involving guns: because too many “journalists” display an ignorance of firearms that would be laughable if it weren’t so appalling. If they can’t get their facts straight about gun technology and shooting, then we don’t trust them on much else. For over 24 years as a patent attorney, I’ve taken pride...
  • Camille Paglia: The Modern Campus Cannot Comprehend Evil

    09/29/2014 10:23:34 AM PDT · by jonno · 22 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 9-29-2014 | Camille Paglia
    Sorry - I'm not sure what our posting policy is regarding TimeMag, so I'm just posting the link.
  • Cambrian Fossil Intensifies Evolutionary Conundrum

    09/29/2014 8:17:09 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-26-14 | Brian Thomas
    Cambrian Fossil Intensifies Evolutionary Conundrum by Brian Thomas, M.S. * New fossil finds further verify one of evolution's biggest problems: the Cambrian explosion. According to evolutionary reckoning, a massive explosion of new life supposedly spawned dozens of brand-new fully formed body plans about 530 million years ago. How could so many novel body plans emerge in such a short time while today's emergence rate of new body plans is zero? Details from newly discovered Canadian fossil fish intensify this Cambrian conundrum.1 Very few fossils show up in rock layers below the Cambrian—some sponges, cnidarians, a mollusk, what look like worm...
  • Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?

    09/29/2014 12:50:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    The Conservative House ^ | 09/28/14 | Sundance
    Moonbat Of The Week – MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry: OK Beheading Is “Workplace Violence”, How Dare Any One Suggest A Muslim Connection?
  • We need a new constitution: How we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths & the 1%

    09/29/2014 12:26:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Salon ^ | September 27, 2014 | Professors Andrew Burstein and Nancy Isenberg
    The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as well as we have. As candidates get down and dirty in the lead-up to midterm elections, 60 percent say the country is in a general state of decline. A mere 19 percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress; their Democratic colleagues (or “colleagues”) poll at 31 percent. But the most remarkable number is 79: that’s the percentage of the politicized public that presently voices its discontent...
  • Good News for the Poor: An Interview with Mez McConnell

    09/28/2014 1:16:28 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ,,,,,I grew up in Ireland in the foster care system for most of my early life....In my late teens and early twenties, my drug use spiraled out of control, I was homeless on the streets, and I finally ended up in prison. It gave me a place to live. I heard the gospel for the first time and was converted through reading Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Bible.....The church has made mistakes in the past by farming out, almost exclusively, social justice-type ministries to parachurch organizations. The church has also been guilty of paternalism and malevolent generosity when it comes...
  • American Legion demands name be removed from veterans park

    09/28/2014 10:12:32 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 10 replies
    The Dalton Georgia Daily Citizen ^ | Sept. 28, 2014 | Charles Oliver
    They were some of the driving forces behind creation of the Murray County Veterans Memorial Park, but now the members of Chatsworth American Legion Post 167 have sent a letter to county Sole Commissioner Brittany Pittman asking that the post’s name be removed from monuments at the park and the refund of $10,000 in funds donated for the park. “We can no longer support the park in any fashion or form,” said Bruce Kendrick, a spokesman for the post. Soon after the park, which is off Hyden Tyler Road, was dedicated four years ago, post members discovered problems with some...
  • The Feminization of the Church

    09/28/2014 5:32:33 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 66 replies
    Biola Magazie ^ | June 14 | Holly Pivec
    The leaders of a new, Christian movement think they’ve solved a centuries-old mystery: why men are absent from church. But their answer isn’t politically correct. They believe Christianity has become feminized. There are generally more women than men in every type of church, in every part of the world, according to church growth experts like Patrick Johnstone, author of Operation World. A traditional explanation is that women are more spiritual than men. But the leaders of this new movement suggest that the church’s music, messages and ministries cater to women. One of the leaders is David Murrow, author of a...
  • What A High School Coed Can Teach Us About Getting In A Liberal College Professor's Face

    09/27/2014 9:10:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/27/2014 | Richard Miniter
    "....like the young high school coed I watched skewer an unctuous college professor some years ago. The setting is the Town of Rosendale, New York Recreation Center on July Fourth weekend where several dozen families have come to picnic together in the shade of the big pavilion. The afternoon sun is low in the sky, my children winding down in the pool, and I’m visiting other tables. Around one I find the husband of an acquaintance has captured an audience. He’s a tenured college professor at the State University at New Paltz whom I’ll call Dren Dravrah, PhD. A man...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Jay Carney's Pinocchio Problem

    09/27/2014 8:53:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/27/2014 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    By now, everyone knows that there’s a revolving door between Democratic politics and the “objective” news media. But does it have to spin so fast? On September 10, CNN announced it hired former White House press secretary Jay Carney as a commentator, citing his “invaluable voice for the network” after his five years inside the Obama administration.
  • Bill Whittle: Socialism - The Loch Ness Monster of Politics

    09/26/2014 7:38:16 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 9-26-2014 | Bill Whittle
    Hi everybody. I’m Bill Whittle and this is the Firewall. Ah, Progressives! You really have to – well, not admire them exactly – but if not admire them then at least grant them a grudging respect for the tenacity of their beliefs. Unfortunately for them, the Socialist utopia is a Cryptid, which, according to Wikipedia’s serviceable definition, is “a creature whose existence has been suggested but has not been discovered or documented by the scientific community.” Here’s another example of a cryptid: it’s called the Loch Ness Monster. Like the socialist utopia, the Loch Ness Monster requires a lot of...
  • Obama’s favorite scapegoat is also his ‘first choice’ for new attorney general?

    09/26/2014 11:08:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2014 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    President Barack Obama is reportedly interested in nominating a candidate to replace retiring Attorney General Eric Holder quickly. In doing so, he faces a conundrum; nominate someone with liberal bona fides who will fire up the base ahead of the midterms and likely accept a long and divisive confirmation process, or back a relatively apolitical career attorney who will not face a brutal confirmation but who also does not ignite the Democratic electorate. Early reports, and a healthy dose of tasseography, suggest that Obama will sacrifice this opportunity to rouse the base in order to fill this vacancy in...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews cause chaos on flight to Israel

    09/25/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · by redreno · 18 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 09/25/2014 | By David Millward
    An El-Al flight from New York to Tel Aviv was turned into an “11-hour nightmare” after hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jewish passengers refused to sit next to women. According to those on board the flight descended into chaos because of their demands. The flight was full with Israelis, secular, orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews – known as Haredim – flying home to celebrate Rosh Hashanah. Even though the passengers had been pre-assigned seats before boarding, the ultra-Orthodox Jews refused to accept the arrangements because their beliefs required that men and women were segregated
  • Genome Scrambling and Encryption Befuddles Evolution

    09/25/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 43 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-24-2014 | Jeffrey Tomkins PhD
    Genome Scrambling and Encryption Befuddles Evolution by Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D. * One-cell creatures called ciliates are expanding our knowledge of genome dynamics and complexity. Now a newly sequenced ciliate genome reveals unimaginable levels of programmed rearrangement combined with an ingenious system of encryption.1 Contrary to the evolutionary prediction of simple-to-complex in the alleged tree of life, one-cell ciliates are exhibiting astonishing genetic complexity.2 The ciliate Oxytricha trifallax has two different genomes contained in separate nuclei. The micronucleus is dense and compact and used for reproduction while the macronucleus is dramatically rearranged, amplified, and used for the creature's standard daily living.
  • Cruz on Iraq: "We Stayed Too Long And Got Far Too Involved In Nation-Building"

    09/24/2014 7:15:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    RealClearPolitics Video ^ | September 24, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)SEN. TED CRUZ: Now, the president has been advocating arming the so-called moderate Syrian rebels for some time. And throughout the course of the discussion, what I have endeavored to ask, repeatedly, both publicly and in classified situations, is how do you distinguish the good guys from the bad guys? Last summer, when the president was urging a unilateral attack on Syria, at the time in June of last summer, out of the 9 major rebel groups, 7 of them had significant alliances or connections to al Qaeda or al Nusra or to other radical Islamic groups like ISIS. Consistently...
  • Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today

    09/24/2014 6:15:12 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 18 replies
    Julio Severo ^ | Julio Severo
    Interview with Don Hank: Interpreting What is Happening in the U.S., Europe and Russia today By Julio Severo As an American conservative evangelical who speaks and reads Russian and several European and Asian languages, Don Hank is uniquely able to explain the major challenges and dangers to the U.S., Europe and Russia. In this interview, he will help international and especially Brazilian readers to understand what is happening to these cultures that have Christian traditions. Don has a special concern for Christians being persecuted, raped and slaughtered as a result of misguided and malevolent geopolitical policies from the Western...
  • What Does “coram Deo” Mean?

    09/24/2014 2:41:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 9/24/14 | RC Sproul
    I remember Mama standing in front of me, her hands poised on her hips, her eyes glaring with hot coals of fire and saying in stentorian tones, “Just what is the big idea, young man?”Instinctively I knew my mother was not asking me an abstract question about theory. Her question was not a question at all—it was a thinly veiled accusation. Her words were easily translated to mean, “Why are you doing what you are doing?” She was challenging me to justify my behavior with a valid idea. I had none.Recently a friend asked me in all earnestness the same question....
  • The It Girl Of Climate Change Doesn't Get It

    09/24/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 17 replies
    Globe And Mail ^ | 23 September 2014 | Margaret Wente
    Naomi Klein is by all accounts a wonderful person – warm, low-key, modest, committed and enormously hard-working. She also looks terrific in a crisp white shirt, which is what she wore for a recent photo shoot for Vogue. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Vogue is interested in fashionable intellectuals, and right now there’s no intellectual more fashionable than Ms. Klein. She told Vogue that her new book, This Changes Everything, is “a book about climate change for people who don’t read books about climate change.”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio Tells U.N. That Climate Change Crisis Is Now Beyond Personal Choices

    09/24/2014 7:05:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 81 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/23/2014 | Randy Hall |
    During the United Nations Climate Action Summit at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Tuesday, Leonardo DiCaprio -- who was recently named the “Messenger of Peace” for the international organization -- told those in attendance that it's “time to answer the greatest challenge of our existence on this planet. … You can make history or be vilified by it.” “To be clear, this is not about just telling people to change their light bulbs or to buy a hybrid car,” DiCaprio said. “This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries...
  • Waiting for a Freedom Party

    09/23/2014 9:55:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 7 replies
    Radix News ^ | September 24, 2014 | John Stossel
    Democrats often call themselves “pro-choice.” Republicans defend “freedom.” Unfortunately, neither party really believes in letting individuals do what we want.
  • Bill Clinton outlines 100-day agenda for next president

    09/23/2014 5:15:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | September 22, 2014 | Maeve Reston
    Hillary Rodham Clinton seems more eager to talk about her soon-to-arrive grandchild than her plans for a potential presidential run, but her husband seemed more than happy to allude to both prospects Monday.. Bloomberg’s Charlie Rose interviewed the former president during the 10th Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Monday, the international gathering sponsored by his family's foundation. Rose danced around the specific question of whether Hillary Clinton will run in 2016, presumably because Bill Clinton has repeatedly insisted that he does not know. But he pressed Clinton for clues about what another Clinton presidency might look like, while...
  • The World As It Is

    09/23/2014 2:45:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles ^ | September 23, 2014 | David A. Lehrer
    I began writing this blog late last week with the intent to focus on some good news amid the dreary news that has dominated the headlines over the past few weeks----from ISIS and its murderous ways, to the Ukraine, to Ebola in Africa, to countless other horrible stories that have spread depression across America, the times seemed right for a change in tone and attitude. I thought it would be appropriate to welcome fall on a better note----to focus on some news that has a bit longer time horizon than the evening’s headlines and which have greater implications for America’s...
  • Pope Francis adviser hints at rethink on contraception ban

    09/23/2014 11:19:19 AM PDT · by BurningOak · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | John Bingham
    A leading reformist Cardinal close to Pope Francis has hinted at the possibility of a reinterpretation of the Roman Catholic Church’s blanket ban on artificial contraception. Cardinal Walter Kasper said it was “the responsibility of the parents” to decide how many children they should have. He also said that so-called natural family planning, which is promoted by the Church as an alternative to contraception, also has an “artificial” element. His comments in an interview with The Tablet, the Catholic weekly, are likely to reopen debate about one of the most contentious areas of Catholic teaching just weeks before a special...
  • UN Climate Summit Speakers FLY 1 Million Miles to Vilify Air Travel, Carbon Output

    09/23/2014 10:19:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Mike Ciandella
    The UN Climate Summit 2014 is a glaring example of hypocrisy. Just the speakers alone, not the attendees or notable guests for the summit, traveled a grand total of 1,036,537 miles from locations as distant as China, India and Peru. That's enough miles to circle the equator 41.6 times.
  • Google Pulls Funding from Conservative Group for Stance on Global Warming

    09/23/2014 9:49:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/23/2014 | Charlie Spiering
    While on NPR’s Diane Rehm Show, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt explained that Google had pulled funding from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) -- a conservative group -- because of their stance on global warming.
  • Physicist Michael Pupin: Science Leads to God

    09/23/2014 8:42:15 AM PDT · by fishtank · 16 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept, 2014 | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Physicist Michael Pupin: Science Leads to God by Jerry Bergman, Ph.D. * Michael Idvorsky Pupin (1858–1935) was a leading American researcher who made many scientific advances, including development of the fluoroscope and an electrical transmission system for long-distance telephone communication.1 A physics professor at Columbia University for 40 years, Pupin’s many discoveries resulted in devices widely used today. Pupin’s oscillating circuit research made it possible to have simultaneous transmissions of several messages through one wire, and it was his inductance coil research that made long-distance telephone calls possible.2 Both inventions made him quite wealthy—over one million dollars for his inductance...
  • The worldwide rise of sadistic political pathology

    09/23/2014 7:52:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9-22-2014 | James Lewis
    What’s the difference? It’s very simple: psychopaths don’t feel guilt about hurting other people, but sadists take active pleasure in committing horrors that civilized people can’t even look at. In his pornographic novels the Marquis de Sade wrote about taking sexual pleasure from torturing and even murdering innocents. That is where we get the term “sadism.” *** ISIS is a sadistic war cult. It attracts people who take joy in torturing women and children. You can easily see the difference in their facial expressions. Psychopaths have “flat” expressions, like Vladimir Putin. Sadists show a kind of demonic joy when others...
  • Why Poor Students Struggle (Liberal misdirection alert)

    09/23/2014 7:10:33 AM PDT · by pabianice · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | 9/23/14 | Maddensept
    I WAS rushing to change trains at Delancey Street in downtown Manhattan earlier this year when a tall young man stepped in front of me, blocking my way through the crowd. He said my name and I looked up. “Kelvin!” I cried. As we hugged, I considered what month it was. March. Why wasn’t he upstate at school? He knew what I was thinking. “I’m taking a year off. Everybody told me I should go to college, but I didn’t really know what I was doing there.” I told him that I had taken a year off from college myself....
  • The Attractions of Paradise

    09/22/2014 10:39:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    PJ Media's Belmont Club ^ | September 22, 2014 | Richard Fernandez
    Back in the 1930s intellectuals sometimes advised each other: don’t give to beggars, you’ll delay the revolution. Socialism has been described as a method of loving humanity so that you can be indifferent to your actual neighbor. The idea has been around a long time. The 1960s musical Hair caught the notion in these lyrics: How can people have no feelings? How can they ignore their friends? Easy to be proud, easy to say no And especially people who care about strangers Who care about evil and social injustice Do you only care about the bleeding crowd? How about a...
  • MN Muslims Demand Pork-Free Food Products From Welfare Food Bank

    09/22/2014 3:25:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 96 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | September 22, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    Minnesota Somali-Americans protested last week demanding pork-free food products from their welfare food bank. “It’s about human rights also, basic human rights to get the proper food and also healthy food,” said Imam Hassan Mohamud. “Some food shelves are trying to meet the need, but some of them already got canned beans that have already been mixed with pork — and there is a literacy issue here,” said community activist Fartun Weli. With signs in hand, they marched to the Hennepin County commissioners’ office to ask Peter McLaughlin for help. Most live in his district and feel he can help...
  • 40 Days for Life Begins This Week After Saving 9,000 Babies From Abortion

    09/22/2014 2:28:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 5 replies
    Life News ^ | September 22, 2014 | Sarah Zagorski
    The 40 Days for Life Campaign starts next Wednesday, September 24th and runs through November 2nd. The campaign is a community based, pro-life approach to showing local communities the consequences of abortion in their neighborhoods.Since its inception in 2004, 40 Days for Life has seen nearly 9,000 babies saved from abortion, 101 abortion facility workers quit and 57 abortion facilities shut down. Through peaceful prayer, 40 Days for Life works to help women choose life for their children.One story about a baby named Emmett (above) from Louisiana demonstrates the impact peaceful sidewalk counselors can have on women.Mary Nadeau Reed, Special...
  • Watch RFK, Jr. lose it at climate change march when confronted about his hypocrisy

    09/22/2014 8:07:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/22/2014 | Rick Moran
    By Rick Moran Michelle Fields of PJTV interviewed Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. at the climate march yesterday and corned him about his hypocrisy regarding the use of his cell phone and car. After issuing standard rant against oil companies, including his citing the preposterous figure of $4 trillion spent on the wars for oil over the last decade, Kennedy was asked if he had a cell phone or an iphone.
  • Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test

    09/22/2014 7:53:11 AM PDT · by fishtank · 62 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 9-22-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Big Bang Fizzles under Lithium Test by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Secular astrophysicists often talk about “primordial nucleosynthesis” as though it were a historical event like Washington crossing the Delaware. In theory, it describes how certain conditions—not God’s handiwork—during an early Big Bang universe somehow cobbled together the first elements. However, unlike Washington’s crossing, no historical evidence corroborates this primordial nucleosynthesis, an idea beset by a theoretical barrier called the “lithium problem.” Secular scientists recently put this problem to a practical test. In theory, the Big Bang’s natural processes would have produced a certain ratio of stable lithium isotopes—lithium-6 and...
  • Middle Class Must Not Fail or All is Lost

    09/21/2014 5:14:11 PM PDT · by W. · 23 replies
    1974 | Taylor Caldwell
    Middle Class Must Not Fail or All is Lost by Taylor Caldwell With the rise of the Industrial Civilization in the world, about 200 years ago, there also arose a social body which we know as the middle class. Before that, most of the world suffered under a feudal system in which the people were truly slaves of their governments in all things. There was no strong buffer between them and their despotic rulers, no assurance of freedom to pursue commerce and to live decently, to keep the fruits of their labor and hold the paying of tribute at a...
  • Where We are with the Republicans: They Get Blamed for Everything and Never Push Back

    09/21/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 9-16-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Look, let me tell you where we are with the Republicans. I had a guy was chatting back and forth, a friend last night. He said, "You seem remarkably calm." I said, "I am. It's all about expectations. I finally figured out, the Republican Party's what it is and isn't anything gonna change it, and every day being invested in the hope they're gonna change is a waste of time and energy. Let me give you an example..." And then my friend said, "Let me just tell you something. If one of these ISIS guys get in through the...
  • The Ancient War Between the Judeo-Christian West and Islam

    09/21/2014 3:23:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | September 21, 2014 | James P. Pinkerton
    In one of the great epics of Western literature, the hero, confronted by numerous and powerful enemies, temporarily gives in to weakness and self-pity. “I wish,” he sighs, “none of this had happened.” The hero’s wise adviser responds, “So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide.” The old man continues, “There are other forces at work in this world … besides the will of evil.” Some events, he adds, are “meant” to be, “And that is an encouraging thought.” Indeed it is. Perhaps, today, we are meant to live in these...
  • NBC Offers Repellent Advice on Appeasing Home Invaders

    09/21/2014 11:16:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 55 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 9/20/14
    Americans have a constitutional right to armed self-defense, but they have other choices as well. The University of Colorado, for example, last year offered the students it sought to disarm with statewide legislation other “crime prevention tactics.” Options for female students facing rapists included passive resistance,” biting, and self-degradation. According to one proponent of the bill to ban the lawful carrying of firearms on campuses, such threats are “why we have the whistles.” Along similar lines, NBC’s Today Show recently offered suggestions on how to deal with violent home invaders. Their basic advice: politely defer to the intruder, but if...
  • The Coming Race War Won’t Be About Race

    08/17/2014 5:18:21 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 199 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 16 Aug 14 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    Ferguson is not just about systemic racism—it's about class warfare, and how America's poor are held back ill the recent rioting in Ferguson, Missouri, be a tipping point in the struggle against racial injustice, or will it be a minor footnote in some future grad student’s thesis on Civil Unrest in the Early Twenty-First Century? More Feds Will Perform Another Autopsy on Michael Brown NBC NewsHungry Heroes: 25 Percent of Military Families Seek Food Aid NBC News'We Have Had Enough': Ferguson Rally Remembers Michael Brown NBC NewsFerguson Protesters Guard Stores From Looters Huffington PostWestboro Baptist Church's Plan To Protest Robin...
  • The New Conservative Love Affair With Canada

    09/20/2014 7:33:03 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/19/2014 | Josh Barro
    There’s a great deal of truth to the conservative praise for Canada. Its fiscal choices have shown how a country can maintain a strong social safety net while taxing and spending efficiently and encouraging private investment. Openness to trade and skilled immigration have made Canada an attractive place to invest; perhaps too attractive for some, given the dizzying way Chinese investment has driven up housing prices in Vancouver. But there are two big caveats to the conservative case for Canada. First, the offsets. “The things conservatives love about Canada are closely linked to the things they hate most about Canada,”...
  • What John Quincy Adams Said About Immigration Will Blow Your Mind

    09/20/2014 1:57:15 PM PDT · by MSSC6644 · 35 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 18, 2014 | D.C. McAllister
    We often hear about the glory days of immigration when America threw open her arms to the huddled masses, but one thing you don’t hear about is how those people had to make it on their own without a government safety net. There was plenty of private charity, which was highly encouraged, but health care, a minimum-wage job, college entrance, housing, legal representation, and education certainly weren’t promised—not like today.
  • Billionaire Steyer Writes $15M to His Super PAC

    09/20/2014 9:21:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    newsmax.com ^ | 9/20/2014 | unknown
    Hedge fund executive Tom Steyer continued to funnel cash from his personal fortune to his pro-environment super PAC, NextGen Climate Action. Steyer in August wrote his federal committee a $15 million check as it ramps up a political operation to help candidates who pledge to back legislation combating climate change. Steyer has now given $26.6 million this cycle to his efforts, bankrolling it almost entirely on his own.
  • Feeling good about being unemployed

    09/20/2014 6:09:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Patrice Lewis
    Way back in about 1987, I was working as a projects coordinator for a male-dominated branch of a huge corporation. About twice a year the company would fly us down to Los Angeles for two days of meetings. Normally these were grave, serious sessions full of graphs and flowcharts and vocabulary words like “parameter” and “synergy.” But one year, in a move straight out of a Dilbert cartoon, we were required to sit through a motivational seminar on corporate leadership and team building.
  • Whatever Happened to Gun Control? (psychotic Liberal alert)

    09/19/2014 12:53:18 PM PDT · by pabianice · 34 replies
    The Nation ^ | 9/19/14 | Zornick
    The Newtown tragedy was supposed to change everything about gun politics. Why it didn’t—and how reformers might still win... ...Representative Elizabeth Esty’s blueprint for her first term in Congress changed as soon as Adam Lanza rampaged through Sandy Hook Elementary School. Elected five weeks earlier and not yet sworn in, she was suddenly thrust into a calamity that convulsed the nation... But twenty-one months after the shootings and with the midterm elections approaching, Esty is facing a situation that would have seemed absurd and even impossible in those days: her opponent, Mark Greenberg, opposes new federal gun laws.