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  • We Will Have Prepared a Holocaust for the Immigrants

    10/03/2015 7:05:25 PM PDT · by pierrem15 · 34 replies
    Rzeczpospolita ^ | 10/02/2015 | Piotr Nowak
    Article (in Polish) about the immigration of Muslims into Europe. Polish philosophy professor tells Muslims not to come, because, in the end, the Europeans will kill them all: "If you do not want Muslims in Europe if the horror refer to their presence on the Old Continent, I do so with concern about their fate; not for fear of them, but for them. Indeed history repeats itself, and it is by no means a farce. In short, they're going to die here, will be eliminated, trodden, dents in the European land, because the conditions of possibility of the Holocaust -...
  • The un-Christian immorality of socialist Pope Francis

    10/03/2015 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    There was a time when even if you were not Catholic, and even if you strenuously disagreed with Roman Catholic doctrine and practice, you could still expect the pontiffs to be on the right side of world events. Yet, we've come a long way from John Paul II joining with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher to oppose the Soviet Union and worldwide Communism. Those who believed that Communism "fell" with the Berlin Wall were premature, and didn't realize that it was merely going underground, taking on new forms and putting forward new faces to the public at large. One of...
  • Islam's Effects on Germany

    10/03/2015 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 3 2015 | Dick Bachert
    At risk of being tagged a one trick pony, I submit for your consideration a 30 minute video dealing with the impact of virtually unrestrained muslim immigration on Germany. It's in German with subtitles so you'll need to give it your full attention. In it you'll see what happens to the culture of a nation when the formerly relatively homogeneous population and their leaders fail to REQUIRE that immigrants -- even those who speak the language -- ASSIMILATE at a deeper CULTURAL LEVEL. The destructive process is called "balkanization" (a pejorative geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of...
  • 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We're Sick of Hearing

    10/03/2015 10:07:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Another day, another horrible mass shooting. This one was in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, on the Umpqua Community College campus. More than two dozen people were reportedly hit with gunfire. While victims are being rushed to the hospital, many right-wing pundits and politicians are no doubt readying their talking points to explain why the 264th mass shooting of the year does not mean the United States should tighten up access to deadly firearms.
  • Before There Was ISIS, There Was the Weather Underground

    10/03/2015 6:38:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 10/3/2015 | Matthew Vadum
    Like the radical left-wing domestic terrorists befriended two decades ago by Barack Hussein Obama, the totalitarian mass murderers of the Islamic State are reportedly determined to kill millions of Americans. Slaughtering Americans by the millions was a key objective of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO), which was led during the Vietnam War era by Obama's close Chicagoland friend and Hyde Park neighbor Bill Ayers, among other individuals. Ayers described the Weatherman philosophy as "Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, kill your parents, that's where it's really at." He was delighted in...
  • Last Men Standing: When Trump, Carson & Fiorina fade, Cruz and Rubio might be the GOP's finalists.

    10/02/2015 11:32:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | October 2, 2015 | Robert Schlesinger
    It's possible, just possible, that the final battle to become the 2016 GOP standard-bearer will come down to a pair of first-generation Cuban-American, first-term senators. Yes, I'm talking about the same Republican Party that has proven so incompetent in reaching out to Hispanic voters that it followed up its 2012 post-mortem determination to get better at it by, arguably, getting worse. Not that a final showdown between Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida will necessarily help on that score, but more on that later. How does this scenario play out? It starts with the assumption that...
  • Our Long National Nightmare… ... just got a little worse. A Nobel Peace Prize?

    10/02/2015 8:48:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | Michael Walsh
    It’s bad enough the President Obama, now in his seventh year as a ferocious war-maker, was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for absolutely no reason whatsoever. Now we get this news: Growing speculation that John Kerry will receive a Nobel Peace Prize for finalizing the Iranian nuclear deal is generating renewed criticism of his close relationship with the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif, a key public face for the theocratic regime who is rumored to be a probable co-recipient with Kerry.
  • Oil Trade Group Challenges Environmentalists: Enough Talk, Try Actually Living Without Fossil Fuels

    10/02/2015 8:43:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | Patrick Richardson
    One of the more prominent among the manifold idiocies of the environmental left is the idea that oil is evil. Recently, according to a press release from the Western Energy Alliance, a non-profit trade association representing more than 450 companies engaged in exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the West, more than 400 groups converged on the White House to demand we keep fossil fuels in the ground. They did this, of course, while waving signs made of plastic and having driven or flown in fossil fuel-powered vehicles to Washington. And probably while drinking from plastic or...
  • Celebrities Blame NRA, Capitalism And ‘Gun Nuts’ For The Shooting In Oregon

    10/02/2015 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | David Hookstead
    Before the details of the horrific shooting at an Oregon community college had even been released, celebrities took to Twitter to blame the NRA, capitalism, and gun owners for the carnage. "What we're seeing with gun violence in America is the logical conclusion of unrestricted capitalism." chris kluwe
  • 'The more people you kill, the more you're in the limelight'

    10/02/2015 7:59:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/2/15 | Farberov et al
    Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, has been identified as the gunman at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon Killer with British father died in gunfight with police and had four guns - three pistols and one rifle and body armor He killed nine and wounded at least nine, and just three days prior he had downloaded This World Surviving Sandy Hook BBC Documentary 2015 according to his profile on a website community Harper-Mercer said he was 'mixed race,' a 'conservative Republican,' 'not religious,' and 'living with parents' He celebrated Nazis and IRA online In August he praised TV station shooter Vester Flanagan...
  • Christians targeted at college massacre

    10/02/2015 7:09:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 10/2/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Gunman ID'd: 'You are going to see God in just about 1 second' Chris Harper-Mercer, 26, has been identified by law-enforcement officials as the gunman who shot and killed at least 10 people and injured 20 at a community college in Roseburg, Oregon, according to the New York Times. “He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate,” one law-enforcement official said. Officials said Mercer lived in the area but was not a student at the college. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said the gunman was killed during a confrontation with officers shortly after they...
  • Against the Flow: The Inspiration of Daniel in an Age of Relativism

    09/30/2015 5:48:08 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/30/15 | Duane Litfin
    How’s this for academic credentials: John C. Lennox holds MA, MMath, and PhD degrees from Cambridge University. Want more? He also has a DSc (Doctor of Science) degree from the Mathematics Institute at the University of Wales. Still more? How about additional MA and DPhil degrees from Oxford University, along with an MA in bioethics from the University of Surrey? More? Lennox was a Humboldt Fellow at the Universities of Würzburg and Freiburg in Germany and has lectured all over North America, Europe, and Australia. He currently holds a professorship in Mathematics at the University of Oxford and is an associate fellow of Oxford’s famous Said...
  • The 8 Dumbest Celebrity Gun Control Quotes You’ll Ever Read

    09/30/2015 9:52:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 9/30/2015 | unknown
    Celebrities say ridiculous things all the time, but when it comes to gun control…they turn into a special kind of stupid. There are so many hypocritical, idiotic quotes out there that we had a tough time narrowing down our list to just eight, but these are easily some of the dumbest anti-gun quotes you’ll ever read:
  • #BlackLivesMatter sets its sights on the evil that is the Twin Cities Marathon

    09/30/2015 9:07:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 9/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In the ongoing battle over the proper role of law enforcement and conflicts between officers and the public there has obviously been one overlooked set of villains: runners. That’s right… we’re talking about those joggers who go out in their fancy running shorts and high end shoes, competing in the curious process of spending their day pounding the pavement along ridiculously long routes when they could have just summoned an Uber to get there in about ten minutes. They are clearly the problem with today’s society and Black Lives Matter in St. Paul, Minnesota is finally going to do something...
  • Kentucky clerk Kim Davis met privately with Pope Francis, Vatican confirms

    09/30/2015 8:08:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/30/2015 | By Abby Ohlheiser and Justin Wm. Moyer
    Pope Francis met with Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis during the pope’s visit to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday morning. Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a spokesman for the Vatican, said to The Washington Post, “I do not deny that the meeting took place, but I have no comments to add.” The meeting between Davis, who went to jail for six days after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and the pope was announced late Tuesday by Liberty Counsel, a religious freedom nonprofit that is representing the elected Rowan County clerk in her ongoing legal struggles. Liberty...
  • Al Gore spreads environmental gospel before climate talks

    09/30/2015 7:34:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/30/2015 | Kerry Sheridan
    Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore is busily training an army of organizers to go out and spread his environmental gospel ahead of key climate talks in Paris later this year. The modern world is collapsing around us and we must change our ways, according to the former US vice president, who has led the training of more than 5,000 people in the last 18 months. At each session, he delivers an updated version of his Academy Award-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth," using the latest news footage and startling videos to show how the very fossil fuels that have powered...

    09/29/2015 3:56:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 9/29/15 | Trevin Wax
    If, ten years ago, someone had told me that today I would be writing an article about the theology of a late-night talk show host, I wouldn’t have believed it. Picturing Jay Leno, David Letterman, and Conan O’Brien – I would have thought: What would there be to write about? Yet here we are in a day in which late-night hosts have left behind some of the cynicism of the past in favor of the fundamentals of comedy. We smile at Jimmy Fallon’s infectious joy and marvel at Stephen Colbert’s ability to combine moments of hilarity with moments of gravity as...
  • Gov. Cuomo Calls For Gov’t Shut Down for Gun Control Laws

    09/29/2015 8:25:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    .......same gusto and the same commitment that the far right pursues their agenda.” “If the far right is willing to shut down the government because they don’t get a tax cut for the rich, then our people should have the save resolve and threaten to shut down the government if they don’t get a real gun control law to stop the killing of their innocent.”
  • Free Trade Illusions: Why Free trade should not be a sacred doctrine among conservatives.

    09/29/2015 7:13:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/29/2015 | Norman Rogers
    Free trade is supported by enlightened thinkers and academic economists.  Those who are opposed to free trade are seen as special interests trying to shelter uneconomic industries that can’t stand up to foreign competition.  It is a truism that no trade transactions would take place if they weren’t to the advantage of both parties.  What could possibly be wrong with trade that is advantageous to both parties? If free trade is so wonderful, one has to wonder why many of our trading partners are resistant to it.  Perhaps these countries are just behind the times.  They may not have...
  • Confederate flag prompts school lockdown

    09/29/2015 6:59:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 9/29/2015 | Douglas Ernst
    Fear of the Confederate battle flag led to the lockdown of a Georgia high school last week. A sophomore student in Polk County, Georgia, walked through his high school’s cafeteria Sept. 23 with the Confederate flag on his backpack. The school went on lockdown status just hours after the white teenager had an altercation with two black students. “They wanted to confront him about what he had on his backpack. What did they say? ‘Hey man, why you doing that?’” Principal Wesley Cupp of Rockmart High School told the Fox-5 Atlanta Sept. 25. The school decided to conduct a lockdown...
  • Jeb Bush: “I Admire John Boehner, Greatly. He’s a Great Public Servant”

    09/29/2015 6:37:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/28/15 | Jim Hoft
    John Boehner surrendered on every major issue to Barack Obama since he took the Speaker’s gavel in 2010. Last week he resigned as the least popular Speaker in three decades. On Sunday Jeb Bush defended Speaker Boehner, saying, “I admire John Boehner greatly. He’s a great public servant. He left at the apex of his time as service to the country.” Boy, is he out of touch.
  • Obama has turned Putin into the world’s most powerful leader

    09/29/2015 5:58:24 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    New York Post ^ | 09/29/15 | Benny Avni
    The baton was officially transferred Monday to the world’s new sole superpower — and Vladimir Putin willingly picked it up. President Obama (remember him?) embraced the ideals espoused by the United Nations’ founders 70 years ago: Diplomacy and “international order” will win over time, while might and force will lose. Putin, too, appealed to UN laws (as he sees them), but he also used his speech to announce the formation of a “broad international coalition” to fight ISIS in Syria and Iraq. “Similar to the anti-Hitler coalition, it could unite a broad range of forces” to fight “those who, just...
  • Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War

    09/28/2015 1:05:25 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 2015 | Paul Weston
    Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War Over the past few weeks new cases involving Muslim “grooming and pimping” gangs have appeared almost daily in the British media. In his latest essay, Paul Weston takes a hard look at what is happening, and what it portends for “community cohesion” in Britain. Muslim Paedophiles, Feminists and Future Civil War By Paul Westonpaulweston The British police are slightly less of a disgrace than they were a couple of years ago. In the not-so-distant past there was little reporting of native British girls being drugged, groomed, raped and murdered by gangs of Muslim...
  • Nicolai Sennels: Psychology:

    09/28/2015 12:57:50 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 | NICOLAI SENNELS
    : Why Islam creates monsters SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 8:07 AM BY NICOLAI SENNELS Psychopathic people and behaviour are found within all cultures and religions. But one tops them all — by many lengths. The daily mass killings, terror, persecutions and family executions committed by the followers of Islam are nauseating, and the ingenuity behind the attacks — always looking for new and more effective ways of killing and terrorising people — is astonishing: hijacking jumbo jets and flying them into skyscrapers, hunting unarmed and innocent people with grenades and automatic rifles in shopping malls, planting bombs in one’s own body,...
  • Dr. Ben Carson - "Creation Week" lecture

    09/28/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    General Conference SDA Church ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | Dr. Ben Carson
    Published on Feb 24, 2015 Dr Ben Carson Creation Week - General Conference SDA Church
  • If gay is now normal, why so much bondage, whipping, pony prancing, and canine behavior?

    09/28/2015 6:54:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ed Straker
    Every year San Francisco has something called the Folsom Street Fair, where gays do some very bizarre things. They dress like dogs, horses, and ponies, tie themselves up, get spanked, and more. This isn't a fringe movement – thousands of homosexual (mostly men) do this. If gay is now normal, then why do they do these very strange things? (This is from the San Francisco Chronicle, as mainstream as one can get in the City by the Bay.)
  • 'Moderate Wisdom' on Guns? NRA Are Screeching Monkeys

    09/28/2015 6:30:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Tim Graham
    Beware when The Washington Post calls someone a “moderate.” It probably means they’re a liberal ranter. In Sunday’s newspaper, a book review by Post writer Michael Rosenwald of a book called Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun by a Canadian journalist named A. J. Somerset who loathes American gun culture. It's titled "Wisdom of a Gun-Owning Moderate." For example: “The color white plays an important role in this history: Somerset writes that ‘race war has long been the drunken uncle of American gun culture.’” He claims “Guns are all about keeping black people down”. Somerset owns and shoots...
  • Obama, Putin prep for 'Super Monday'

    09/28/2015 6:20:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies ^ | 9/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    President at U.N. vows end to poverty, sexism, war
  • Top GOP official seeks McConnell ouster as Senate leader ‘GOP brand is being damaged,’

    09/28/2015 2:08:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/28/15 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    With John Boehner now departing as House speaker, an influential Republican Party official is now seeking the ouster of another GOP leader who has frustrated conservatives: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “McConnell needs to resign!!” Louisiana GOP Chairman Roger Villere wrote in a Facebook posting. Mr. Villere isn’t just any Republican. He’s the longest-serving state GOP chairman in the nation, with 12 years on the job, and is the vice chairman of the Republican National Committee, the GOP’s national governing body. He also serves on the RNC’s executive committee that makes decisions alongside Chairman Reince Priebus. “Mitch is a good...
  • Group Claims Armed Citizens Have Killed More Americans than All Wars Combined

    09/27/2015 2:37:14 PM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 21 Americans for Responsible Solutions–the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly–tweeted numbers from the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP) claiming armed citizens in America have killed more people since 1989 than all wars since 1776 combined. The tweet contains a meme which says, “The number of deaths from gun violence just since Reagan’s presidency is higher than the number of soldiers killed in combat in all of U.S. history.”
  • British Hospital Moves Injured RAF SGT....Because His Uniform Might Offend ‘Different Cultures’

    09/27/2015 9:22:34 AM PDT · by robowombat · 45 replies
    Blaze ^ | Sep. 27, 2015 9:00am | Sharona Schwartz
    British Hospital Moves Injured Air Force Sergeant Twice Because His Uniform Might Offend ‘Different Cultures’ Sep. 27, 2015 9:00am Sharona Schwartz A British hospital has apologized after twice moving a Royal Air Force sergeant out of the sight of other patients over the staff’s concern that his military uniform would offend other patients, British media reported this weekend. According to the serviceman’s father, hospital workers told aircraft engineer Sgt. Mark Prendeville, 38, that he was moved away from other patients in a waiting room, because they thought his uniform “might upset people,” as they “have all kinds of different cultures...
  • Helen Mirren blasts Hollywood’s 'Would you (bleep) her?' treatment of women [tr]

    09/27/2015 8:38:22 AM PDT · by pabianice · 77 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/27/15 | Lewis
    Dame Helen Mirren has launched another attack on the sexist Hollywood film industry, branding the acting business rife with prejudice. The actress, 70, has joined the likes of Meryl Streep and Maggie Gyllenhaal, in calling out casting directors who continue to chose youthful looks over acting talent. The Oscar winner also adds that it's now just as bad for young male actors, who are increasingly expected to have exceptional good looks and perfect bodies too.
  • Am I Still a Racist?

    09/27/2015 7:57:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Eileen F. Toplansky
    To see the emptiness of liberal/Democrat logic, try the following at the next dinner party. If I vote for Ben Carson, am I still guilty of being a racist, considering the way you hurled that accusation at me when I told you that Obama was a very bad choice because of his ideology and his acquaintances? If I vote for Carly Fiorina, am I still guilty of a war on women, given that this woman has broken through the glass ceiling, overcome a deadly disease, and still come out fighting?
  • The Climate Change War

    09/27/2015 7:09:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 9/27/2015 | Paul Jacobs
    According to the experts, any day now a civil war will break out in California. It’s simple deductive reasoning. Droughts cause civil wars and California is having one doozy of a drought. Ergo, there will be a civil war in California. That’s what former Maryland governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley claims. Well, not about California (just yet), but about Syria: “One of the things that preceded the failure of the nation-state of Syria and the rise of ISIS was the effect of climate change and the mega-drought that affected that region, wiped out farmers, drove people to cities,...
  • Jeremiah Wright Is Still Angry at Barack Obama

    09/27/2015 5:52:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/27/2015 | DAVID A. GRAHAM
    What does the man who thundered, “God damn America!” have to say in the age of Black Lives Matter? It didn’t seem like the proper setting for an angry, anti-American firebrand. An amiable crowd was milling around the fellowship hall of the United Church of Chapel Hill on a Saturday morning, slurping coffee and eating bagels. Posters advertised trips to the Holocaust Museum, advocated for LGBT rights, and warned against ableism, with helpful definitions. The crowd skewed white and, as in many churches, older, but befitting this college town, it was an eclectic bunch: aging granola grandmas, middle-aged men in...
  • NEW POLL Shows Donald Trump Expanding Lead on GOP Field (Free Republic Mentioned)

    09/27/2015 3:45:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/26/15 | Jim Hoft
    <p>A new poll conducted by Zogby Analytics after last week’s Republican presidential debate on CNN shows Donald Trump leading Dr. Ben Carson by 20 points.</p> <p>According to the survey, conducted September 18-19, made up of 405 likely Republican primary/caucus voters nationwide, Trump garnered the support of 33 percent, which is an increase of 2 percentage points since Zogby’s previous poll. Dr. Ben Carson remains in second place, but dropped 3 points to 13 percent.</p>
  • SHOCK POLL: 62% of Republicans Feel BETRAYED by their Party (VIDEO)

    09/27/2015 3:42:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/24/15 | Jim Hoft
    62% of Republicans feel betrayed by the party. And, two-thirds believe the GOP leadership has not done anything to stop the Obama agenda. That’s what likely primary voters told FOX News in their latest poll. Dana Blanton, VP of FOX News public opinion research, shared the results tonight on The O’Reilly Factor. Donald Trump leads all Republican candidates with 26% support. Via The O’Reilly Factor:
  • Obama’s ‘Cool Clock’ Muslim Boy Claims Racism to Foreign Audience at UN

    09/27/2015 2:44:29 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/26/15 | Neil Munro
    The Muslim American boy championed by President Barack Obama is using his new worldwide fame to accuse Texans of racism and anti-Muslim discrimination. “My dream is to raise consciousness against racism and discrimination,” he said at a New York press event with Turkey’s Islamist Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, according to an article in the Turkish newspaper, “Davutoğlu, who is New York for the 70th United Nations General Assembly, has met with 14-year-old student Ahmed Mohamed, who was detained at school by the police in Texas when a teacher thought a clock he had made was a bomb,” the newsite...

    09/27/2015 2:39:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 26, 2015 | Pamela Geller
    The infamous Ground Zero Mosque project is officially dead. We won. We the People.Crains New York reports that the unsavory developer behind the Ground Zero Mosque initiative, Sharif El-Gamal, is now making different plans: “Mr. El-Gamal’s Soho Properties has proposed a 667-foot condominium tower at lower Manhattan’s 45 Park Place. The glass skyscraper, which has yet to break ground, will include at least 15 full-floor units of 3,200 to 3,700 square feet, and average prices higher than $3,000 a square foot, according to plans released to Bloomberg by the developer.”If El-Gamal hopes to snag $3,000 a square foot, there is...
  • Virtual Does not Mean Real – As Seen on TV

    09/26/2015 9:15:41 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 09-25-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Virtual Does not Mean Real – As Seen on TV Msgr. Charles Pope • September 25, 2015 • Video commentary:For most people, the word “virtual” has become a synonym for the Internet or the computer world, as in “occurring or existing primarily online.” But the word virtual has an original meaning that is actually quite descriptive of a modern problem.Prior to its application to the computer world, the word virtual meant being something in effect, though not actually, or expressly being such. In other words, something virtual has aspects of the real thing, but is not the real thing. So,...
  • A Protestant Response To Pope Francis' Address

    09/26/2015 8:01:14 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 177 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | September 24, 2015 | Phillip Melancthon
    1] The Roman Pontiff claims for himself [in the first place] that by divine right he is [supreme] above all bishops and pastors [in all Christendom]. 2] Secondly, he adds also that by divine right he has both swords, i.e., the authority also of bestowing kingdoms [enthroning and deposing kings, regulating secular dominions etc.]. 3] And thirdly, he says that to believe this is necessary for salvation. And for these reasons the Roman bishop calls himself [and boasts that he is] the vicar of Christ on earth. 4] These three articles we hold to be false, godless, tyrannical, and [quite]...
  • What Francis Said--And Didn't Say--To Congress

    09/26/2015 7:55:17 AM PDT · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | Sept. 24, 2015 | R.R. RENO
    The repeated use of the term "dialogue" was irritating. It's a buzzword among today's technocrats. They use it as a softening word, one that signals that they're are not coming to dominate us, but instead to "listen" and play the role of "honest brokers." At the end of the speech, Francis appealed to a spirit of solicitude for the well being of the family. But, again, he steered clear of specifics, making no mention of no-fault divorce or same-sex marriage. He called for the abolition of the death penalty. This has been a priority for the Church going back to...
  • The Pope's Real Message: Read the totality of what the Pope said, rather than MSM chosen excerpts

    09/26/2015 6:11:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/26/2015 | Tom Trinko
    The Pope’s comments to Congress on immigration have to be read in detail in order to understand what he’s saying. He’s not making specific policy statements -- you must provide a path to citizenship. Instead he’s defining the moral rules that should govern our actions: Our world is facing a refugee crisis of a magnitude not seen since the Second World War. This presents us with great challenges and many hard decisions. On this continent, too, thousands of persons are led to travel north in search of a better life for themselves and for their loved ones, in search of...
  • Piers Morgan: Pope Francis Eviscerated ‘Gun-Toting, Blood-Thirsty Bigots’ in GOP

    09/25/2015 9:51:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 9/25/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24 Daily Mail editor Piers Morgan claimed that Pope Francis used his speech to the U.S. Congress to eviscerate “gun-toting, blood-thirsty…bigots” vying for conservative leadership and suggested the Pope’s approach shows Democrats the way to defeat Republicans in coming elections.
  • Planned Parenthood Lobbying as “Classics” Education

    09/25/2015 9:23:26 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 25, 2015 | Mary Grabar
    Posted September 22, 2015, by Mary Grabar at the Dissident Prof: After the series of undercover films by the Center for Medical Progress showing high-ranking Planned Parenthood executives negotiating the sale of fetal body parts, the House had no trouble passing a bill freezing funding for Planned Parenthood for a year. This was in spite of efforts on college campuses by performance artist Rhodessa Jones, sympathetic professors, and, at Hamilton College, about a dozen representatives from the Planned Parenthood Mohawk Hudson. Jones specializes in working with women in prison and with HIV across the country and in Russia and South...
  • Is the Defensive Shotgun Still Relevant?

    09/25/2015 8:38:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 102 replies ^ | 9/24/2015 | Kyle Eggimann
    The shotgun has been a ubiquitous home-defense tool for decades. There’s just something about that train-tunnel bore and the unmistakable sound of a pump shotgun being racked that inspires a sense of security. However, more and more, it seems as though the defensive shotgun is losing favor. Between the vast array of quality handguns that allow for protection both inside and outside the home and the AR-platform rifles that are cheaper than ever, endlessly customizeable, and available in nearly every modern caliber under the sun, it becomes harder and harder to justify the harsh recoil and comparatively clunky operation of...
  • Media Declares Trumpmania Over -- Again

    09/25/2015 5:48:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 09/24/15 | Rush Limbaugh
    First off from Bloomberg Politics, there is a poll here, national survey which finds that 72% of the American people say their country is not as great as it once was, which, it says here, is a central theme of front-runner Donald Trump's campaign. "Americans are 'fed up' with politics, suspect the wealthy are getting an unfair edge, and think the country is going in the wrong direction, according to a new Bloomberg Politics poll that lays bare the depth and breadth of the discontents propelling outsider candidates in the Republican presidential field. The survey shows that 72 percent of...

    09/25/2015 5:28:45 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 18 replies
    9/25/2015 | Self
    When Pope John Paul II was selected in 1978, I'm convinced that God was in the room. At a moment when Communism was spreading and threatening the world spearheaded by the Soviet Union, a Pope was selected from a Communist ruled country (Poland). A Pope who knew the Marxist-Leninist ideology first hand and had spent a lifetime fighting the good fight against it. John Paul II was such a threat to the Soviets that they tried to kill him in 1981. John Paul joined other contemporaries of his time from Ronald Reagan to Margaret Thatcher to provide a counterpoint to...
  • Political scientists think "the party" will stop Trump. They shouldn't be so sure.

    09/24/2015 5:09:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Vox ^ | September 23, 2015 | Andrew Prokop
    When Donald Trump walked on to the presidential debate stage on August 6, he walked into a trap. Bret Baier began with a question designed to make sure every one of its viewers knew that Trump, and Trump alone, was refusing to rule out a campaign as an independent. He asked broadly if "anyone on stage" with that view would raise his hand, and once Trump did so, Baier hammered his heresy home: "Mr. Trump to be clear, you’re standing on a Republican primary debate stage. The place where the RNC will give the nominee the nod. And that experts...
  • Gabby Giffords Uses Pope Francis’s Address for Gun Control Fundraising

    09/24/2015 1:25:50 PM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 9/24/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 24 the gun control group founded by Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly used Pope Francis’s address to Congress as an opportunity to request a $3 donation from gun control supporters. The gun control group–Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)–quoted the Pope as saying, “We have to ask ourselves: Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict pain untold suffering on individuals and society?”