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  • Training aims to help police better serve LGBT community [Providence RI]

    01/14/2017 2:12:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 3:09 PM EST
    Providence police are introducing additional training to help officers interact with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Mayor Jorge Elorza and Providence Police Chief Hugh Clements say they’re dedicated to creating LGBT-inclusive policies for members of the department as well as specific training curriculum for the next police academy. Clements says the goal is to help officers become more aware of issues facing the LGBT community in Providence. Elorza, a Democrat, says the training is a way to let the Providence community know the city supports it and is ready to respond to their needs. …
  • Outcry at Providence Church Over Firing of Gay Music Director

    09/27/2016 7:48:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | 9/25/16 | Jacqueline Tempera
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Rev. Francesco Francese kept his Sunday homily at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church on Broadway short as he encouraged worshipers to “be gentle” with people who stray from the path of God. “It’s our Christian duty to, if we can, to make up for mistakes, and try to help those who are also victims in one way or another,” said Father Francese. “God wants us to give others their due, to never be unjust to them.” As he closed his Bible the sanctuary fell silent. The rousing blend of voices, piano harmonies, and bongo drums associated...
  • Anti-Catholic Bias @ Catholic college

    08/19/2016 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 19, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With increasing frequency, it is getting harder and harder for conservative Catholics, no matter how well credentialed they are, to get hired in academia, particularly in Catholic universities. When he was still teaching at SUNY, author Thomas E. Woods, Jr., told me that his enthusiasm for the Latin Mass was met with more hostility in Catholic colleges and universities than at the State University of New York, where they thought it was exotic. In the latest issue of Modern Age, a quarterly review, English professor Anthony Esolen recalls his own experiences a quarter century ago when he went to work...
  • Four Times the Declaration of Independence Mentions God, and Why It Matters

    07/04/2016 3:03:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 3, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Many historians call the Founding Fathers "Deists," and many of them were not true Christians -- after all, Thomas Jefferson tore all the miracles out of the Gospels! But judging by the Declaration of Independence, our Founders were more religious than many think: our founding document mentions God no less than four times.This is not to say America was founded as an explicitly Christian nation -- the federal government has never had an established religion. But the Jewish and Christian understandings of God deeply influenced the founding generation, and that influence radiates from the Declaration of Independence.Here are the four...
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israel’s destruction. Those who support...
  • Upset at truck tolls, Ocean State Job lot postpones expansion

    02/06/2016 12:22:21 PM PST · by matt04 · 12 replies
    Governor Raimondo’s proposed new truck-tolls, headed this week for House and Senate votes, may cost Rhode Island business, according to an announcement Saturday by Ocean State Job Lot. The company said it is putting on hold its "plan for expansion within the state," specifically what it described as a 500,000-square-foot, $50-million distribution center. At a Saturday morning news conference at Ocean State Job Lot's new store at 5947 Post Road in North Kingstown, David Sarlitto, the company’s executive director, issued this statement: "At the re-location opening of its flagship store in North Kingstown today, Job Lot announced its opposition to...
  • Sherrod Brown Dodges Obamacare Question At Netroots Nation; Al Gore Deletes Tweet

    06/10/2012 6:48:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/10/12 | Dana Loesch
    Yesterday afternoon at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI, I attempted to ask the embattled Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) about his campaign, specifically his record as the deciding vote for Obamacare. Ohio voters passted an amendment to their constitution outlawing the Democrats' health care law by a wide margin in 2011: Ohioans overwhelmingly rejected the healthcare mandate provisions of Obamacare. They did this by handily passing an amendment to the state’s constitution that reads, in part, as follows: No federal, state, or local law or rule shall compel, directly or indirectly, any person, employer, or health care provider to participate in...
  • Is Harvard racist? Asian-Americans claim unfair Harvard admission quotas

    05/16/2015 10:19:25 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 29 replies
    CSM ^ | May 16, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    Washington — An alliance of Asian American groups on Friday filed a federal complaint against HarvardUniversity, saying that school and other Ivy League institutions are using racial quotas to admit students other than high-scoring Asians. More than 60 Chinese, Indian, Korean and Pakistani groups came together for the complaint, which was filed with the civil rights offices at the Justice and Education departments. They are calling for an investigation and say these schools should stop using racial quotas or racial balancing in admission. "We are seeking equal treatment regardless of race," said Chunyan Li, a professor and civil rights activist,...
  • The Worldview in 5 Minutes – 2/25/2015

    02/25/2015 7:32:41 PM PST · by Theophilus · 7 replies
    Generations With Vision ^ | 2/25/15 | Adam McManus
    The World View in Five Minutes February 25th, 2015 This is THE WORLD VIEW in 5 Minutes. I’m Adam McManus. As it turns out, God still controls the weather patterns, and Congress does not! They’re calling it a snow-pocalypse on the East Coast. And they are not calling it global warming. Washington DC broke a 120 year low temp record last weekend. And Boston has cleared 100 inches (or 8 feet) of snow, and is expected to top its all time season record. Syria reports more kidnappings by Isis. An additional 90 women, children, and elderly have been reported missing...
  • Cops Being Murdered, SCOTUS and GOP bending over, Obama Approval Up....Sad

    12/21/2014 4:14:37 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    12/21/14 | sff
    Folks, I have been a bit under the weather maybe my mood is reflected by my sickness. I log on to Drudge and see Obama is going UP in Gallup....meanwhile, the society is hurtling toward hell. Sodomy is celebrated and enabled by SCOTUS (the state of Florida's constitution is about to be shredded--to the delight of the liberal media), jobs are being lost, racism is exploding, and all during the season wherein we are to remember our Saviour. My mind and heart struggle to remember God has ALL THINGS in His control. His providence is working all events and...
  • An Amazing Story of God Taking a Ride on a New York Subway

    11/09/2014 11:39:06 AM PST · by buffyt · 26 replies
    Reader's Digest ^ | March 2, 2014 | Ravi Zaccharis
    The true story is told, in Reader’s Digest, of a man by the name of Marcel Sternberger. Marcel Sternberger took the same subway train every day, on the Long Island railroad. Every day, he was on that same subway. Until, one day, a friend of his was critically ill. Sternberger instead visited his friend in the hospital, and wound up spending the morning. Sternberger then had to take a noon train to work – a train he had never been on before. Sternberger was confounded by the noon crowds. He walked into one of the subway cars, which he knew...
  • Candidates for governor differ on I-95 tolls

    09/05/2014 10:05:02 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies ^ | September 4, 2014 | Bill Rappleye
    PROVIDENCE - Tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge were rejected by popular demand, but a proposed toll on Interstate 95 near the Connecticut border had less opposition. Any toll would need federal government approval, and Rhode Island Public Radio's Ian Donnis asked the Democrats running for governor what they thought of the idea during an NBC 10 live debate Wednesday. "Yes. I think people deserve a straightforward answer. This state should be looking in comprehensive ways," Pell said. Providence Mayor Angel Taveras said he does not support adding a toll on I-95. "It's a regressive tax that has an impact...
  • Thoughts on our Republic courtesy of history

    07/04/2014 7:34:55 AM PDT · by LS · 6 replies
    self ^ | 7/4/2014 | LS
    Today there will be both celebration and alarm, joy and gnashing of teeth. Any informed American knows the dangers that threaten our country, and I'll forgo a litany of the unlawfulness and destructiveness that has characterized the last six years. Rather, I'd like to remind everyone of the little events in history that shaped us---and which came very close to either not occurring at all or to turning out much differently than expected. Some will call this providence, others, "good luck," and still others will claim that America made her own luck. Whichever your interpretation, meditate for a moment on...
  • Ex-Providence mayor considers post-prison comeback

    06/08/2014 10:10:24 AM PDT · by AU72 · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 8, 2014 | MICHELLE R. SMITH
    Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) served two stints as mayor of Rhode Island's capital city, and both ended in felony convictions. Now he may try for a third. Cianci's charisma and shenanigans put him and Providence in the national spotlight - for good and ill - during his 21 years at the city's helm. He says he's leaning toward running again, 12 years after his conviction in a federal investigation into widespread corruption in his administration. Cianci says if he were mayor again, he could use his personality and experience to inject excitement back into the city. The mere discussion of a...
  • Adversity

    03/21/2014 12:21:26 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 7 replies
    Monergism ^ | Terry Johnson
    Adversity by Terry Johnson Background Reading: Romans 8:26-39; Genesis 50:15-21 In 1858, a gifted young Presbyterian missionary named John G. Paton sailed with his wife and infant son to the New Hebrides in the South Pacific to begin missionary work among the islanders. Within a few months of arrival, both his infant son and his wife had died, leaving him to labor alone. In August 1876, a gifted young theologian names Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield and his bride were honeymooning in Germany. While sightseeing in the Black Forest region, they were suddenly caught in a severe storm, and something that was...
  • 24 Years Later, Providence Man Confesses to Murder — of the Wrong Target

    12/30/2013 8:16:54 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Providence Journal ^ | December 27, 2013 | Amanda Milkovits
    A homeless man told the police on Friday that his conscience drove him to reveal something he’d kept secret — that he’d beaten a man to death in South Providence 24 years ago. By nightfall, Daniel Serrano, 65, was charged with the murder of 32-year-old Michael Holliday — a man he said he didn’t intend to kill, Maj. David Lapatin said. “He claims he was feeling very guilty about it,” the police major added. A workman discovered Holliday’s body in a vacant third-floor apartment at 27 Somerset St. on Feb. 24, 1990. The man had been beaten to death. He...
  • Seniors lose insurance and doctors under Obamacare [Thank you, AARP /sarc]

    11/08/2013 6:43:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/8/2013 | Evan Gahr
    Retired chemist Edward Schokowitz was incredulous when he received a letter from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey early last month saying his Medicare Advantage Plan, which had no premium, would be eliminated next year.“They took all the senior citizens and threw us out of the plan. They now want to give us the same plan for $153 [per month],” he told the Daily Caller. “The President said you can’t be kicked out of your plan. He lies.”Schokowitz is one of many Medicare beneficiaries now learning that — like Americans who buy insurance on the individual market —...
  • God's Provision and Timing

    09/19/2013 4:45:53 AM PDT · by ExGeeEye · 5 replies
    Now | Me
    Philippians 4:19 Today, I am wearing an orange wristband marked “ARTPRIZE”. I’ll be wearing it most days for the next three weeks or so. ***** I’ve been riding the bus to school since the second week. Even at full fare—$1.50 each way—it’s less than the combination of gas and parking to drive myself. I use a 31-day pass, which costs $40; in that amount of time I make about 36 bus trips, each one costing a fraction over $1.11. I have used two of these passes so far, and have a fresh one in my pocket right now. These passes...
  • When God’s Arrows Fall Beyond Us: God’s Strange Providence

    08/23/2013 6:44:41 PM PDT · by HarleyD · 7 replies
    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary ^ | Unknown | Roger Ellsworth
    God’s Strange Providence David stood waiting and watching by the stone Ezel. It was his stone of destiny. His dear friend Jonathan was to determine whether King Saul still harbored murderous intentions toward David. If so, David would have to flee. If not, he would be able to return to normal living. David and Jonathan had agreed upon a signal. If it were safe for him to return, Jonathan would shoot three arrows and cry to the lad with him, “Look, the arrows are on this side of you; get them and come…” (v. 21). But if Saul still harbored...
  • Comprehending the Decretive Will of God

    08/16/2013 7:32:32 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 8/16/13
    God’s decretive will is sometimes described as the sovereign, efficacious will by which God brings to pass whatever He pleases by His divine decree. An example of this may be seen in God’s work of creation. When God said, “Let there be light” (Gen. 1:3), He issued a divine imperative. He exercised His sovereign, efficacious will. When He did so, it was impossible for the light not to appear. It appeared by the sheer necessity of consequence.The decretive will can have no other effect, no other consequence than what God sovereignly commands. He did not request the light to shine. Neither...
  • Redressing the Balance: Restoration of Equilibrium in the Torah

    08/13/2013 8:43:54 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 11 replies
    Torah Thoughts for Today ^ | 8/13/'13 | Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin
    Teitzei means “to go out” in Hebrew. It is in the book of Devarim (Deuteronomy 21:10 – 23:26). What many do not realize or appreciate is that the Torah is based on connecting principles. Not just that, but that the world is based on connecting principles, and that ultimately God Himself, so to speak is consistent and runs the universe consistently based on connecting principles. Thus, is something at some point seems disconnected or dissonant at any given point in time, it will be redressed and reconnected and the final consequence will be such that not matter what seemed out...
  • He Holds Everything [God's Providence in Song, by Point of Grace]

    07/28/2013 4:54:25 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 2010 | Chapman & Yeary
    Waiting for that other shoe to drop And you swear this world's gonna come to a stop Drowning on dry land a can't come up for air Your knees are so weak and you look at that mountain Say there's no way over and no way around it And it feels like you're so far from home Even God's not there But Oh but every single sparrow flying And every broken soul that's crying He can see yeah you're in His reach If He can hold an ocean back with one little shore Then what's all this worry and...
  • Comprehending the Course of History [Keeping Today's Events in Perspective]

    07/20/2013 8:45:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 7/19/13
    What is striking in this history is the manifest hand of providence in the work of redemption. God is a God of long-range planning. He does not succumb to the all-too-human tendency toward immediate gratification and short-term goals. God sees the end from the beginning and rules the course of history, moving it inexorably toward its appointed destiny. In the affairs of the life of Abraham, God was providentially directing history toward David’s kingship and far beyond to the kingship of Christ. The genealogies show that the first advent of Christ was not an afterthought in God’s mind, a sudden...
  • NJ Attorney General Busts Suspected Heroin Ring; Accuses Dominican National As Ringleader

    07/15/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 3 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 07/15/13 | Friends of Ours
    The New Jersey Attorney General has indicted fifteen defendants for their alleged roles in a multi-million dollar heroin trafficking ring which supplied wholesalers throughout the northeast as reported by Christopher Baxter for The Star-Ledger. The accused ringleader is Dominican national Segundo Garcia who illegally re-entered the United States following his deportation on a drug conviction according to authorities. Dominican drug trafficking organizations -- both in the Dominican Republic and in North America -- increasingly have been appearing on law enforcement's radar screen for their involvement as distributors for the Mexican drug cartels. Last summer the feds busted 11 suspects in...
  • Brown Univ. student critically injured (Knockout Game?)

    05/14/2013 6:03:55 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 22 replies
    WPRI ^ | 14 May 2013 | Steve Nielsen
    Victim punched in the head in unprovoked attack PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Providence Police are investigating a number of violent attacks that all took place within one half hour early Sunday morning. Brown University sophomore, Joseph Sharkey, was punched in the head while he was talking to a group of women on the corner of George and Thayer Streets around 2:23 a.m. Sharkey is a guard on the Brown University Basketball team. "He king of got sucker punched in the face and kind of hit his head on the concrete, after that he was knocked out cold," said Brown University...
  • Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police...

    05/08/2013 11:23:13 PM PDT · by Cindy · 11 replies Federal Indictment Unsealed as Rhode Island State Police and Federal Agents Arrest Seven; Search Ten Businesses and Residences; and Seize Cash, Vehicles, and Business Records in Alleged Cigarette Trafficking Conspiracy Investigation and Indictment Alleges Complex Interstate Conspiracy That Allegedly Defrauded Rhode Island of More Than $1 Million in Tax Revenue U.S. Attorney’s Office May 08, 2013 District of Rhode Island PROVIDENCE, RI—A federal grand jury indictment that names seven individuals and alleges a complex interstate contraband cigarette trafficking conspiracy responsible for the sale of more than $1.2 million dollars of contraband cigarettes in Rhode Island and the loss of...
  • Providence and Suffering [Habakkuk Faced what the People of God are facing in the USA]

    01/07/2013 4:14:19 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Ligonier ^ | R.C. Sproul The Psalmist asked, “Why do the wicked prosper, while the righteous suffer?” The prophet Habakkuk asked virtually the same question in his day as he witnessed his homeland overrun with the invading armies of the Chaldeans. Initially, from Habakkuk’s perspective, he did not see God’s hand in the suffering of his people. Where was the Judge of all the earth during this time of injustice, he wondered. Here Dr. Sproul explains how God’s providence and suffering go hand and hand.
  • Thanksgiving Musings: Between the Day Christ Died and I Believed.

    11/22/2012 6:36:11 AM PST · by · 4 replies ^ | 11/24/2010 | David Shedlock
    I am not nearly as thankful as I ought to be. The two most important days of my life I often take for granted. The First Day was the day that Christ died for my sins. Jesus took the punishment for every one of my sins, even the ones I haven’t committed yet. Dreadful thought that I would live as in ingrate! Glorious thought that he would die anyway! That one day alone should be enough to cause me to live every moment in continuous Thanksgiving. Righteous Christ died for me, the ungodly. But there was another Day. The Day...
  • Providence - God Governs This World

    10/21/2012 10:26:07 AM PDT · by HarleyD · 8 replies
    Concise Theology ^ | Unknown | J.I. Packer
    "The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the LORD" (Pro. 16:33). "God's works of providence are his most holy, wise, and powerful preserving and governing all his creatures, and all their actions" (Westminster Shorter Catechism Q.11). If Creation was a unique exercise of divine energy causing the world to be, providence is a continued exercise of that same energy whereby the Creator, according to his own will, (a) keeps all creatures in being, (b) involves himself in all events, and (c) directs all things to their appointed end. The model is of purposive personal...
  • Imprisoned Mobster Writes Autobiography

    08/11/2012 5:29:36 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 12 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 08/11/2012 | Friends of Ours
    Gerard "the Frenchman" Ouimette, a former enforcer for the Patriarca family in Providence, RI, was sentenced to life in 1995 pursuant to the federal three-strikes-your-out law following an extortion conviction, and has used the time to write his memoirs What Price Providence? about the life as reported by W. Zachary Malinowski for the Providence Journal. The imprisoned mobster apparently has an ax to grind with law enforcement according to the book's description on Amazon: Readers will have difficulty discerning whose behavior is criminal, Gerard Ouimette's, the author, or the Government's. * * * This book tells the entire ugly truth,...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 06-11-12 (NUtroots Nation 2012: The progs are dense in Providence)

    06/11/2012 12:07:24 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 62 replies
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | June 11, 2012 | KOmmies and Charles Henrickson
    Where have all the progressives gone? You say you haven't seen hide nor hair of them over the past four or five days? You're wondering where they all are? Did they commit mass hara-kiri after the Wipeout in Wisconsin? Have they all moved to France (where they don't wear underpants)? Have they retreated into OMB (Occupy Mom's Basement)? No, the reason you haven't seen the progressives around much lately is this: The progs were dense in Providence. A dense concentration of them, I mean. In Providence, Rhode Island. They were all there for "Netroots Nation 2012," the seventh annual...
  • Van Jones Issues Dire Warning: The Tea Party Will Use Power to ‘Decimate Us’

    06/10/2012 11:19:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 85 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | June 9, 2012 | Billy Hallowell
    As The Blaze previously reported, liberals assembled this weekend in Providence, Rhode Island, for Netroots Nation, an annual conference aimed at promoting the progressive cause. Closing out the event was Van Jones, the former White House official who has distinguished himself as being especially hostile toward the American right. In his address, the one-time green jobs adviser warned the audience about the Tea Party and encouraged them to fight diligently to ensure their policies are enacted.
  • When Reagan was shot

    03/26/2012 9:36:40 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 18 replies · 4+ views ^ | March 25, 2012 | smithsk
    Rawhide! It was the name of a great TV Western of the 1960s, starring Clint Eastwood. But it was also the secret service code-name for President Ronald Reagan. As an actor who had once starred in Westerns (host of and guest appearances in Death Valley Days, guest appearances in Wagon Train and Zane Grey Theater, Cattle Queen of Montana, The Last Outpost, Santa Fe Trail - where he played George Custer, ...), President Reagan quite liked that code-name, Rawhide. But not long after being sworn in as the 40th President of the United States, Rawhide was in for a rough...
  • A short Purim vanity

    03/06/2012 4:44:05 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 40 replies
    Self | 3/6/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    It's been a while since I've posted a vanity (in fact there's been so much infighting here that I don't post as much as I used to), but I hope this one will be worth reading. As many of you know, tomorrow night and next day (3/7-8) is Purim, the holiday that commemorates G-d's ever-governing providence, however well hidden, behind the scenes. It also celebrates irony, since the day that set aside for the annihilation of the Jews was instead the day they destroyed their enemies. Right now I can't think of anything we need to remind ourselves of more...
  • Family dog shot by U.S. Marshal

    09/19/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT · by Immerito · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | September 16, 2011 | Penny Eims , Dog News Examiner
    Providence, RI - Rhode Island State Police say that the shooting death of a woman's Pit bull, "Champ" was an "unfortunate accident". Accident or not, a beloved family companion is dead. The tragedy happened on Wednesday morning when a fugitive task force was stationed outside of a home in Providence. Though the task force was waiting for a fugitive to emerge, they were instead greeted by two dogs who had been let out for a potty break. Moments after the dogs were let outside, shots were fired. The officer who fired the three shots told the dog's owner that the...
  • Let's Roll: Exclusive excerpts from Lisa Beamer's book about Flight 93

    08/10/2002 6:59:42 AM PDT · by Mr. Mulliner · 144 replies · 6,366+ views
    World ^ | August 17 issue | Lisa Beamer
    Let's Roll Those were Todd Beamer's last known words before meeting his Lord on Sept. 11, 2001. His last known action was helping lead a passenger revolt against a terrorist plot on a Washington, D.C., landmark, most likely the Capitol. Now almost a year after her husband's death and post-mortem fame, Lisa Beamer tells her story. Here are exclusive excerpts ... "I have a lot on my plate for the next couple of days": Todd was ready to go to work after a company-sponsored vacation to Europe. He and Lisa returned home just one day before Todd was to...
  • Outrage, anxiety after Providence mayor fires almost 2,000 teachers

    02/24/2011 7:08:44 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 51 replies ^ | 2/24/11
    CNN) -- The firing of every teacher in the Providence public school system has set off a wave of anxiety, anger and uncertainty in the Rhode Island city, with a union leader blasting the mayor's decision as anti-union maneuvering along the lines of what's happening in the Midwest. Mayor Angel Tavares said in a online message Wednesday that he authorized the previous day's move to dismiss almost 2,000 teachers and staff to allow for greater flexibility once the budget process is complete. Tavares also said the final number of layoffs needed to balance a multimillion budget deficit will be determined...
  • Providence To Teachers: You're Fired

    02/23/2011 8:44:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/23/2011 | John Ellis
    The Providence Journal of Rhode Island reports that the Providence school district "plans to send out dismissal notices to every one of its 1,926 teachers, an unprecedented move that has union leaders up in arms." The paper continues: In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school. In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the...
  • All Things Work Together...Romans 8

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.(Romans 8:28)Though we are Sons of God and heirs of a new heaven and a new earth, our time has not yet come.We await the time when our inheritance will be realized, when our true Son ship will be manifested. We are groaning with creation, for a new creation and for the final release from sin and corruption. But the present is not merely an interim time of waiting, nor is it a painful but meaningless...
  • Disarming the toy box - Providence program destroys children’s toy guns (Barf alert!)

    12/20/2010 9:59:24 AM PST · by neverdem · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | December 19, 2010 | Maria Cramer
    PROVIDENCE — Dominic Johnson, a 10-year-old fourth-grader with a fledgling Mohawk, brandished his black, long-nosed toy gun and caressed the muzzle appreciatively. “It’s like a shotgun mixed with a rifle,’’ he said, as his mother, April, told him to stop pointing it at nearby children. Soon it would be junk. Dominic joined dozens of children yesterday at the annual Toy Gun Bash in the gymnasium of Pleasant View Elementary School. There, they lined up to toss their toy guns, from dainty purple water guns to camouflage-painted pistols, inside the Bash-O-Matic, a large black, foam creature with churning metal teeth and...
  • Texas Christian, Villanova Picks Point Big East to Conference Tournament?

    11/30/2010 3:13:31 PM PST · by dangus · 7 replies · 2+ views
    Idle Speculation ^ | 11-30-10 | Dangus
    The Big East's football expansion plans leave the conference with 17 universities, including non-Football members. That's a terrible number for scheduling; the only way the basketball teams can schedule an even number of games is if they play every other team only once. 18 teams would allow three divisions of six teams each. Any team would play the other five teams in its division twice, and one half of the twelve other teams in the conference. 18 sounds like worsening the problem of too many teams, but having three divisions could actually restore some rivalries, and return the conference to...
  • Divine Coincidences

    11/25/2010 6:20:05 PM PST · by SeanG200
    UNLIBERAL ^ | 11-25-2010 | Sean Giordano (Papa Giorgio)
    These men in history set themselves apart because: they thought it worthwhile to have God in their thinking. Even through their unimaginable hardships and loathsome past that make many today scream “victicrat.” Hindsight shows us that these modern “victicrats” are the Progressives of today. * “A victicrat is one who blames all ills, problems, concerns, and unhappiness on others” (Larry Elder, Ten Things You Can’t Say in America, St. Martins, New York: NY [2000], p. 22-33). Thankfully, these men (and women) of history — especially Squanto — saw God’s providential hand working in their lives and considered it all joy...
  • Thanksgiving Musings: Between the Day Christ Died and I Believed

    11/25/2010 1:53:25 AM PST · by · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 11/24/10 | David Shedlock
    I am not nearly as thankful as I ought to be. The two most important days of my life I often take for granted. The First Day was the day that Christ died for my sins. Jesus took the punishment for every one of my sins, even the ones I haven’t committed yet. Dreadful thought that I would live as in ingrate! Glorious thought that he would die anyway! That one day alone should be enough to cause me to live every moment in continuous Thanksgiving. Righteous Christ died for me, the ungodly. But there was another Day. The Day...
  • *VIDEO* Free Will Arminianism: The Root of (Christian) Liberalism?

    02/28/2010 6:01:46 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies · 445+ views
    You Tube ^ | The Apologetics Group
    A 10-minute historical look at one of the most enduring theological debates within the Christian religion. The scholars in the video make a case for how and why Arminianism (Free Will theology) is the root of the vast liberalism we see in the professing church today (and arguably the liberalism we see in the greater Western culture and modern world.)
  • Does God Have a Plan for Your Life?

    01/18/2010 4:57:32 AM PST · by freedomyes · 6 replies · 473+ views
    Bible Advocate Press ^ | Jan 18 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    "A cyclone packing winds of over 200 mph hit the southeastern coast of Bangladesh, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. According to the latest news reports, over 1000 are feared dead and thousands are homeless. "Winds tore through thatched houses, uprooted trees, and blew salty water from the ocean into the fresh water supply. . . ."
  • Wowed by the Miraculous

    01/13/2010 1:18:13 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies · 533+ views
    Challies Dot Com ^ | 1/13/2010 | Tim Challies
    “A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined” (David Hume). That quote, taken from the Scottish philosopher David Hume, would summarize what the average person believes about miracles. Miracles are impossible because they violate laws of nature, and the very nature of these laws dictates that they are inviolable. Certainly in discussing the Christian faith with unbelievers the Christian evangelist often encounters this...
  • God nixes mortals' plans

    12/14/2009 5:32:35 AM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 347+ views
    Michnews ^ | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    A lot of devilment goes on on this spiritually fallen planet; but lastly every human will meet up with the Judge Christ. He is the Word. He is also the Last Word. That why the Bible pronounces Christ as the "Alpha and Omega" — the start and the finish.
  • Must see video: America, A Land of Providence

    11/26/2009 8:03:15 AM PST · by Jeff Head · 12 replies · 588+ views
    YouTube - Blow the Trumpet ^ | 26 November 2009 | Jeff Head (posted)
    What made this country truly great? Have we forgotten what is most important to us? What would our Founding Fathers think of us if they were alive today? Take a little over 3 minutes to watch this inspiring video and thank God for America and that you are an American. AMERICA: A LAND OF PROVIDENCE
  • What part does God play in elections?

    02/16/2008 10:42:45 AM PST · by free_life · 24 replies · 253+ views
    Feb 16/08 | Free_Life
    Are Presidents appointed by God? Do we see His hand in the process of choosing a President? Maybe we get what we deserve, as in what we bring on ourselves. There was a 50/50 split in 2000 and the election in 2004 was very close also. Was God telling us something? There are no conservatives left in Republican nomination process but many millions of conservatives in America with no clear choice to support. God again? Who do God fearing Christians vote for now? Obama/Hillary split/division going into convention. Is this all Gods doing? Is God showing us how divided as...
  • (Forbes) Worst Places: America's Most Miserable Cities

    01/31/2008 9:39:40 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 163 replies · 6,367+ views
    Forbes ^ | 1/30/08 | Kurt Badenhausen
    <p>Imagine living in a city with the country's highest rate for violent crime and the second-highest unemployment rate. As an added kicker you need more Superfund dollars allocated to your city to clean up contaminated toxic waste sites than just about any other metro.</p>