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  • The Chicago Dictionary: Volume Three

    04/19/2014 11:19:08 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 4 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 19, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Just a few more definitions of words and idioms that mean something else in Illinois, posted as a public service to the consumers of news. Absentee Landlord: A landlord with sense. Bean: A huge fun-house mirror in downtown Chicago, providing tourists with the warped view of the business district that only lifelong Illinoisans come by naturally. Billy Club: An entertainment venue for billy goats. Billy Goat: A stadium’s pet peeve. (Alternate definition: Someone who uses a collar and leash for a purpose unusual for the neighborhood). Budget: Underestimated spending that you admit to. (Alternate definition: A justification for tax increases)....
  • Alpha Technology Initiates Scrypt ASIC Tape-Out

    04/15/2014 9:51:12 AM PDT · by Errant · 4 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 15 April 2014 | Nermin Hajdarbegovic
    Alpha Technology has a new development update and its Viper scrypt board seems to be making headway. The British ASIC maker said it has completed the schematics for the ATX power distribution board and of the AC power metering board. Those of the actual ASIC board are not complete yet, but Alpha said it is “almost” done. In addition, the company has finalised the design of the enclosure and WebGUI user interface. ... In any case, the advent of powerful and immensely efficient scrypt ASICs is not good news for GPU miners, as the ASICs will render GPU-based miners uncompetitive...
  • The Chicago Dictionary, Volume Two

    04/15/2014 8:40:19 AM PDT · by jfd1776
    Illinois Review ^ | April 15, 2014 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Further definitions of common words and phrases that mean something else in Illinois, presented here at no charge, as a public service to the news consumer... ALDERMAN: A large and garish hat, occasionally with an even louder person underneath. BRIBERY: One of the few part-time jobs that can be practiced concurrently with one’s full-time job, leaving evenings and weekends free. (Alternate definition: the primary determinant in the award of competitive bids). CHICAGO RIVER: A 19th Century engineering experiment in reversing the flow of water out of Chicago, toward the southern states. This was to be duplicated in the 20th and...
  • The Truth About Buying Gold And Silver

    04/12/2014 10:48:13 PM PDT · by Petro · 67 replies
    Cutting Through The Fog ^ | April 11, 2014 | George B
    Friday, April 11, 2014 The Truth About Buying Gold And Silver Every day, the radio airways and cable news broadcasts are filled with advertising from "gold bug" companies who are trying to convince you to buy both gold and silver. There are dozens of them: Goldline, Lear Capital, Rosland, Merit, and so on. All of whom claim that, by holding these precious metals, you are being protected against inflation as a result of massive government spending and the devaluation of the dollar, or, protected against another recession, depression, or stock market crash. The problem is that all of those claims...
  • China’s Central Bank Governor: PBOC Won’t Ban Bitcoin

    04/11/2014 7:46:08 AM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 11 April 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    The price of bitcoin recovered from a low of roughly $380 and rose past $420 at press time on 11th April, on the news that Zhou Xiaochuan, the governor of the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), had issued new statements potentially clarifying the central bank’s position on bitcoin. According to reports, during Boao Forum, Xiaochuan offered his opinion on the nascent technology, saying that China would not seek to ban bitcoin and other digital currencies entirely.
  • Federal Air Marshalls Director Resigns Over SIG Selling Scheme

    04/11/2014 7:19:29 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 18 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | Apr 11, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Federal Air Marshalls Director Resigns Over SIG Selling Scheme By Robert Farago on April 11, 2014 “The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service [FAMS] is resigning after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials’ personal use, FoxNews.com has learned. Director Robert Bray’s home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray’s recently announced resignation, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation.
  • The Blood Moon Has Been Canceled

    04/08/2014 5:08:33 PM PDT · by Errant · 118 replies
    Messianic TV via Youtube ^ | 8 April 2014 | Michael Rood
    The "blood moons", or so they are called, are a set of eclipses taking place over the next year. There have been several books written about them; even a DVD or two produced about them. But, are they what we think they are? If not, is this a gigantic, prophetic, misunderstanding of astronomical proportions?
  • US Congressman to Submit Bitcoin Tax Bill

    04/08/2014 3:30:57 PM PDT · by Errant · 7 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 8 April 2014 | Stan Higgins
    US Congressman Steve Stockman of Texas is preparing to introduce a new bill, the ‘Virtual Currency Tax Reform Act’, which, if passed, would tax bitcoins as currency instead of property. Currently, the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) views bitcoin and other digital currencies as property. When someone sells their bitcoin or makes a purchase in bitcoin, they are subject to a 15% capital gains tax. Any wages paid out in digital currencies must also be reported to federal tax authorities.
  • For the U.S., Jerusalem Has No Connection with Israel

    04/07/2014 11:19:22 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 15 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    For the U.S., Jerusalem Has No Connection with Israel By Julio Severo A recent Jerusalem Post article notes, “Since the founding of Israel, U.S. presidents have declined to state a position on the status of Jerusalem.” For the U.S. government and its leftist Christian presidents, Jerusalem has no country. Yet, why are even U.S. conservative presidents included in this negative picture?             For God’s Word, those born in Jerusalem are always born in Israel. But why does the United States, a nation founded on Christian principles and capable of providing great leadership to the world, choose to ignore Israel’s special...
  • Open Access Maps at New York Public Library (20,000+ cartographic works free download)

    04/06/2014 4:17:50 AM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    NYPL ^ | March 28, 2014
    The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than 20,000 cartographic works as high resolution downloads. We believe these maps have no known US copyright restrictions.* To the extent that some jurisdictions grant NYPL an additional copyright in the digital reproductions of these maps, NYPL is distributing these images under a Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. The maps can be viewed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collections page, and downloaded (!), through the Map Warper. First, create an account, then click a map title and...
  • Judges: The King is Coming - The Prophet We Must Shema

    04/05/2014 8:07:50 AM PDT · by Errant
    SNL (Sabbath Night Live) via Youtube ^ | 4 April 2014 | Michael Rood
    The most repeated prophecy in the entirety of the Gospel record is often hidden behind the definitive article. The definitive articles from the Greek text have been translated: THIS, THAT, and THE - but they all definitively define THE PROPHET who was prophesied by Moses. This is THE PROPHET the Almighty promised to send, and THAT PROPHET is the one who would speak only that which he heard from heaven. It is THIS PROPHET that we must shema (hear and obey). There is not a more repeated prophetic declaration in the Gospel record than the recognition that Yeshua is THAT...
  • Why Does The Christian Post Espouse Leftism in Brazil?

    04/02/2014 1:39:24 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 3 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Why Does The Christian Post Espouse Leftism in Brazil? By Julio Severo The U.S. version of The Christian Post rightly addressed the recent World Vision flap on gay “marriage” by quoting prominent evangelical leaders. Their responses were mostly conservative. The first World Vision (WV) stance favoring this faux marriage was universally disapproved among conservative Christians. Its repentance was welcome. In no way, the Christian Post condemned these conservative leaders and their views. In a strange twist, the Brazilian version of The Christian Post decided not only to publish nothing from its U.S. version on the WV flap, but it...
  • IRS Confirms Capital Asset Rules, but Are They Realistic for Small Transactions?

    04/01/2014 6:33:18 AM PDT · by Errant · 16 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 1 April 2014 | Danny Bradbury
    Does the IRS really want to you to track your capital gains on bitcoin every time you buy a sandwich or a sweater in the digital currency? After our analysis of the Internal Revenue Service guidelines on bitcoin, released in March, some people expressed surprise. They were amazed that the IRS could seriously be applying capital gains rules to something that the bitcoin community sees as a currency, and which in many cases uses as such. “This can’t be good for bitcoin”, said one commenter privately to Coindesk. ” If it’s not a currency, then how are you supposed to...
  • Judgment According to the Standard of Righteousness (Judges: The King Is Coming March 28, 2014)

    03/30/2014 7:13:19 AM PDT · by Errant · 2 replies
    SNL (Shabbat Nigh Live via Youtube) ^ | 28 March 2014 | Michael Rood
    For Judges to judge, there must be a standard against which all actions are judged. The Book of Judges is preceded by Moses’ reiteration of the Torah just before the nation of Israel proceeds into the Promised Land. The law, the standard of righteousness by which Israel is to govern themselves as a people, is repeated and amplified one last time before the death of Moses. It is in this final instruction of Moses that we find the context to the Book of The Judges, which is a prophetic shadow picture of the day and hour in which we live.
  • Study: Mt. Gox May Have Lost Just 386 BTC Due to Transaction Malleability

    03/27/2014 9:33:42 AM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 27 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    A new report by researchers at ETH Zurich University in Switzerland has concluded that the now-bankrupt Japan-based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox may have lost only 386 bitcoins ($203,000) due to issues stemming from transaction malleability. The finding provides new evidence that Mt. Gox’s continued claims that issues with the Bitcoin protocol were the primary reason for its insolvency are perhaps misleading or untrue. Released on 26th March, the report was authored by Christian Decker and Professor Roger Wattenhofer, both of the university’s Distributed Computing Group (DCG). Overall, the authors found that only 302,000 bitcoins could have ever been involved in...
  • After Pressure, World Vision Reverses Policy on Hiring Gays

    03/26/2014 5:30:48 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 22 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    After Pressure, World Vision Reverses Policy on Hiring Gays By Julio Severo After a backlash from Evangelicals, World Vision, an international nonprofit ministry, has reversed its decision to allow those in same-sex marriages to be employed. Organization board leaders said in a letter to supporters Wednesday that they had made a “mistake” by changing its policy. “We are brokenhearted over the pain and confusion we have caused many of our friends, who saw this decision as a reversal of our strong commitment to Biblical authority,” the board said in the letter. The quick reversal was result of a firestorm...
  • World Vision to Hire Married Gay Christians

    03/25/2014 8:47:28 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 23 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    World Vision to Hire Married Gay Christians By Julio Severo The prominent Christian relief agency World Vision said Monday it will hire Christians who are in homosexual marriages, a dramatic policy change on one of the most divisive moral issues facing Christian churches. World Vision President Richard Stearns told that his organization will be changing its employment policies with regard to individuals in a homosexual lifestyle. The organization previously required its some 1,100 employees at the American branch to abide by a policy that required fidelity within marriage and abstinence outside of marriage, and only recognized marriage between a...
  • Bitcoin Tipping Point & Mass Adoption

    03/25/2014 7:10:48 AM PDT · by Errant · 12 replies
    Bitcorati.com ^ | 23 March 2014 | Drew Carey
    The Bitcoin Tipping Point is coming and it will be the Big Bang of disruption in financial services, money and payments as we know them! I often think about the “tipping-point” in Bitcoin’s journey to mass adoption and regularly as myself several questions. When will it be noticeable and what will trigger it? Has it already begun or if not, how far away are we? How do you define or measure “mass adoption” of Bitcoin? A bitcoin meme of Morpheus and Neo posted online recently got me thinking again about how Bitcoin’s true exit most likely itself. Once a significant...
  • The Ways of YHVH (Part of the series Judges: The King Is Coming March 21, 2014)

    03/23/2014 8:58:30 AM PDT · by Errant · 16 replies
    SNL (Shabbat Night Live) via Youtube ^ | 21 March 2014 | Michael Rood
    The prophet David gave us an insightful overview of the Torah, “He made known His acts unto Israel – His ways unto Moses.” Moses pled for the Almighty to reveal Himself to him, so the Almighty moved Moses into the cleft of the rock and covered him with His hand as the glory of YHVH approached. Moses was only allowed to see Him after He passed by. So it is, that we are seldom allowed to see what He is doing – or going to do – but in “hindsight” we can see His “ways” that so profoundly affect our...
  • BTC-e Enables Fund Withdrawals Using MasterCard and Visa Cards

    03/21/2014 1:02:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 11 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 21 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    Notoriously tight-lipped bitcoin exchange and CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index member BTC-e is now allowing customers to withdraw funds to Visa and MasterCard debit and credit cards, with some exceptions. The company blog post, issued on 21st March, indicated that the new program is now available to customers in any country, using any currency. All customers will pay a 5% fee for the service. The new functionality is noteworthy as it will allow customers to send money to debit and credit cards issued by two of the largest and most commonly used international card issuers. At present, the transfer of funds...
  • Mt. Gox May Still Hold $118 Million (200,000 BTC) in Funds, Report Suggests

    03/20/2014 12:58:49 PM PDT · by Errant · 12 replies
    Coin Desk ^ | 20 March 2014 | Pete Rizzo
    A new report suggests that Mt. Gox, the now-bankrupt Japan-based exchange said to have lost 850,000 BTC in customer funds may actually still be in possession of 200,000 BTC ($118m at press time). The news, published by Yahoo Japan, allegedly comes from the exchange’s bankruptcy lawyer who suggests the bitcoins were found on 7th March in a wallet used by Mt. Gox prior to June 2011. The 200,000 bitcoins would equate to just over 23% of the entirety of the funds presumed lost by the company in the wake of widespread theft that is said to have occurred on the...
  • The First Judges (Part II of the series Judges: The King Is Coming - March 14, 2014)

    03/16/2014 10:51:02 AM PDT · by Errant · 2 replies
    Sabbath Night Live via Youtube ^ | 14 March 2014 | Michael Rood
    What we see in the book of Judges are prophetic shadow pictures for our time. Everything that was recorded was done so for you, so you may know the truth. Soon prophecy will be fulfilled, Babylon will fall, and your understanding of the prophetic shadow pictures will be what keeps you standing in the end.
  • You Should Have 5% of Your Portfolio in Bitcoin

    03/14/2014 7:44:19 AM PDT · by Errant · 38 replies
    Bitcoin Vista ^ | 13 March 2014 | Adam Kornfield
    Remember the internet in 1996, everyone kinda knew what it was about. It was something big, new, and vast—but what exactly it did for you was unclear. Bitcoin is in a similar state: It’s fairly new, unclear, and holds enormous promise just like the early Internet. The only difference is you can actually buy a piece of the Bitcoin network. This article is for the professional that has a reasonable savings (whatever that means to you) and at least a basic understanding of investing. You may likely invest in stocks, bonds, real estate, your own business, and many other things....
  • Baby Food Recipes- Make Your Own Baby Food

    03/13/2014 5:00:34 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 11 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 03-13-14 | Baby Recipes
    Save money and give your baby the best by making homemade baby food recipes! We are here to help make the process of making baby recipes simple and fun. Start your baby off with healthy habits to last a lifetime by providing them with homemade food. Browse hundreds of baby food recipes for your baby’s first year and beyond. Watch videos on how to make our baby recipes. Start giving your little one the best by making and serving our baby recipes today! Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring,...
  • US wants to combat anti-homosexuality movement worldwide

    03/10/2014 10:33:42 AM PDT · by juliosevero · 51 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    US wants to combat anti-homosexuality movement worldwide By Julio Severo The Associated Press reported on February 26 that the United States, “troubled” by an anti-homosexuality movement in Uganda and across much of the world, is launching a new effort to combat what Secretary of State John Kerry described as a “threat to human rights.” Comparing a Ugandan anti-homosexuality law to oppressive government crackdowns on German Jews in the 1930s, Kerry said that according to the AP report, he was going to direct American ambassadors to look at “how we deal with this human rights challenge on a global basis.”...
  • Judges: The King is Coming - The Last Judges

    03/09/2014 3:23:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 44 replies
    Michael Rood SNL via Youtube ^ | 7 March 2014 | Michael Rood
    Michael Rood begins to explore the book of Judges in this week's episode: The Last Judges. The context and lessons gleaned are vital even for our lives today. The people ask for a king, and they get one. But man ruling over man will eventually cause disaster. If only the people had understood they had a king all along...
  • Why have Open Primaries?

    03/06/2014 6:55:52 AM PST · by A'elian' nation · 27 replies
    Almost half of the states have open primaries. Why do states like Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas have open republican primaries? It's like having a death wish to turn purple, blue, and asphyxiated by democrat and independent voters. One of the first things the Tea Party needs to do is turn more states into closed primaries. The theory is that open primaries will bring more voters to our tent. I don't buy it. Or maybe the republican brand name is so bad that people don't want to register as republicans and be stigmatized. But then you would...
  • Nationalism or Patriotism?

    03/01/2014 9:54:15 AM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 5 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Is nationalism a good thing or a bad thing? Some people say that nationalism is bad, whereas patriotism is good. In the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, "patriotism" is defined as love for one's country or devotion for it, even to the point of sacrifice. It seems that there is no excess of patriotism in this sense, as it's always positive. The Merriam-Webster gives this example of use of the term: "You may not agree with him politically, but no one can question his patriotism." The two examples offered by the same source for "nationalism", on the other hand, are: "The war...
  • William Henry Smyth had tyranny in mind when he wrote about a technocracy

    03/01/2014 8:28:27 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 3 replies
    Has the word "expert" superceded the word "monarch"? It has, if you have ever taken the time to read the writings of William Henry Smyth, the original postulate of the concept of a technocracy. If you read the Wikipedia page for "Technocracy", it tries to persuade the reader that a technocracy is an advanced form of meritocracy. That's a bunch of cuss words. Seriously, what an insult to everybody who reads the page. A "technocrat" is not any different than a bureaucrat. A bureaucrat with an engineering degree is still a bureaucrat. They just use one label to camouflage the...
  • Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order

    02/23/2014 11:21:33 AM PST · by Errant · 111 replies
    Michael Rood's Sabbath Night Live - Via Youtube ^ | February 21, 2014 | Michael Rood
    Join Michael Rood for the February 21, 2014 episode of Shabbat Night Live: Babylon Has Fallen or The Demise of the New World Order Out of the twenty-two chapters of the book of the Revelation, two of them are dedicated to the description of "mystery Babylon" and its ultimate destruction. Two entire chapters boil down to the very reason that the entire economic system of Planet Earth must be and will be destroyed before the Messiah reigns. Now, at last, you will understand why Abraham was told to "come out of Babylon" in the book of Genesis - and finally...
  • Obama White House calls for the formation of a tyrannical government in the wake of Ukraine protests

    02/23/2014 8:44:15 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 24 replies
    The White House released the following statement: The United States is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine. We have consistently advocated a de-escalation of violence, constitutional change, a coalition government, and early elections, and today’s developments could move us closer to that goal. The unshakeable principle guiding events must be that the people of Ukraine determine their own future. We welcome constructive work in the Rada and continue to urge the prompt formation of a broad, technocratic government of national unity. We welcome former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from a prison hospital today, and we wish her a speedy recovery...
  • Make Your Own Homemade Baby Food

    02/20/2014 6:42:40 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 33 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 2-20-14 | Baby-Recipes.com
    Hey guys. The wife and I just created a new website for those of you who are new parents. Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring, and preservatives including BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. In addition to protecting your baby from the unnatural additives, you save a great deal of money making your own homemade baby food. For example, buying store bought organic food costs on average $1.40 for a 4 ounce jar. Making the same amount at home costs about $.30. Store bought non-organic food costs about $1.05 per 4...
  • Baby Food Recipes- New Website

    02/20/2014 6:39:01 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 3 replies
    Baby-Recipes.com ^ | 2-20-14 | Baby-Recipes.com
    Hey guys. The wife and I just created a new website for those of you who are new parents. Making baby recipes for your little one protects them from harmful additives such as nitrates, artificial coloring, and preservatives including BHA, BHT, and TBHQ. In addition to protecting your baby from the unnatural additives, you save a great deal of money making your own homemade baby food. For example, buying store bought organic food costs on average $1.40 for a 4 ounce jar. Making the same amount at home costs about $.30. Store bought non-organic food costs about $1.05 per 4...
  • Shabbat Night Live with Michael Rood: February 14, 2014

    02/16/2014 8:16:06 AM PST · by Errant · 56 replies
    Via Youtube ^ | 14 February 2014 | Michael Rood
    The 10 Days of Awe begin on the Day of Trumpets. The movie that plays out during this time is more intense and meaningful than any you've ever seen. While the righteous are on the Sea of Fire and Glass, the Wrath of the Almighty is poured out, causing devastation on the earth. But His judgment is righteous and true, and the power and glory that is to come will bring you to your knees.
  • ShePAC: Happy 50th Birthday Governor Palin

    02/11/2014 5:36:38 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 22 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | February 10 2014 | Michelle McCormick
    The conservative women supporting political action committee, ShePAC, has put together a lovely video to wish Gov. Sarah Palin an early happy birthday. Folks such as Mark Levin, Condi Rice, the Duffys and Ted Cruz are among the few who send their birthday wishes to Gov. Palin. And there’s also the Duck Commanders themselves chiming in with some good words.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwgNl5MEMrY
  • Parenthetically Speaking (Before We Are Saved From the Wrath To Come)

    02/09/2014 9:26:46 AM PST · by Errant · 1,746 replies
    A Rood Awakening Tv ^ | 7 February 2014 | Michael Rood
    Parenthetical clauses are used throughout scripture to explain how, why, when and where in close proximity to the main subject and verb. Parentheses in the book of The Revelation explain cause and effect. They tie together the events that happen previously, to the events that transpire subsequently on the prophetic timeline. Unfortunately, parentheses, as a literary devise, come centuries after the actual parenthetical clauses so prevalent in both Hebrew and Greek linguistic constructions. Because of their late arrival into the English language, the parentheticals in the book of The Revelation have never been either deservedly researched or accurately articulated. Now,...
  • Trapped by the law-For an undocumented couple, the fear of deportation is worth

    02/08/2014 8:55:12 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 19 replies
    IDS ^ | FEB. 7, 2014 | MICHAEL AUSLEN
    For an undocumented couple, the fear of deportation is worth it for the hope of reform. Behind the steering wheel, Sandra is cautious. She doesn’t know what will happen if she makes one wrong move. Driving without a license would earn her enough trouble with the police, but her secret is more serious — Sandra is an undocumented immigrant. Flashing red and blue lights in the rearview mirror could mean deportation, the end of her family’s life in Bloomington. “We feel so frustrated that one of these days some police or something asks for my driver’s license, and I don’t...
  • What Your Healthcare Professional Doesn't Know About Abortion Breast Cancer Link

    02/02/2014 11:42:13 PM PST · by Pharmer1 · 13 replies
    Down on the Pharm ^ | 2/2/2014 | Pharmer1
    Under normal circumstances, a competent educator would conclude that there is a possible link, but that so far the analysis of data is conflicting or inconclusive. Further study is warranted. If an educator were not invested in the ideology that at least one abortion is a necessary female rite of passage into the Pentagonal Order of the Gaia Green Sisterhood, health professionals would be advised to be alert to the possibility of abortion breast cancer linkage and await further results. Well, a new meta analysis from China is out now, showing a stronger link between abortion and breast cancer......
  • The Mark of the Beast and the Demise of the New World Order

    02/01/2014 12:52:02 PM PST · by Errant · 597 replies
    A Rood Awakening ^ | 31 January 2014 | Michael Rood
    There are few prophetic events that stir the imagination more than “the mark of the beast.” For millennia, Bible scholars have attempted to decipher this cryptic code, but not until the end of the age did we have the geo-political world line up so precisely as to offer a plausible explanation that links global religious fanaticism with the ability (or inability) to buy and sell without a “mark” in the right hand or forehead. Tonight, on Shabbat Night Live, Michael Rood will take you into the first half of the mark of the beast expose in preparation for understanding its...
  • 1.5 Hours of PURE Bitcoin analysis

    01/31/2014 10:39:07 AM PST · by Errant · 4 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 31 January 2014 | Reggie Middleton; Kin Greenhouse; Others
    This is a very educational show put on by Kin Greenhouse of "It's Rainmaking Time". She is one of the very few who eschew the soundbite driven media economy and chooses the long format, deep dive approach. While it may be too long for ADD crowd, it digs deep into a not so simple subject to foster understanding and comprehension. This was a pretty good show with an interesting cast of guests:
  • Free Republic Article Search

    01/25/2014 2:17:23 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 36 replies
    Bahits.com ^ | 01/25/2014 | Doug Weems
    I have developed a bookmarklet that can help you find if an article has already been posted on Free Republic. You put it in your favorites bar or save it as a bookmark. While reading a news article or web page, you click the "FR Search" link. A window opens with the FR search page and with a good guess what the article title is. Screen shots of me using "FR Search" to see if an article was posted.I have tested it with Chrome 32 and IE 11. Here are the results of testing 20 articles posted on FR. I...
  • Defamation and Blogging - The 9th Circuit Has Spoken(Long)

    01/25/2014 1:52:37 PM PST · by Wingy · 8 replies
    TF Metals Report ^ | 1/24/2014 | California Lawyer
    I was reading a blog at another site, and came upon this excellent post. With full permission of the author I repost it here. Enjoy! It's long but worth the time IMHO. It's also the most sense out of The Ninth Circuit that I've ever seen. By California Lawyer | Friday, January 24, 2014 at 4:23 pm What First Amendment protections are afforded a blogger sued for defamation? This was the question presented recently in a case just decided in the most liberal appellate court jurisdiction in the USA, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The issue was one of...
  • Tea Partiers did not deface Plymouth Rock

    01/25/2014 9:11:21 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 10 replies
    Here's another story that I am Johnny-come-lately on: Anarchists Deface Plymouth RockTo me, a story like this is a great opportunity to further educate about the history of progressivism. Anarchists are completely different from conservatives, but that has never stopped progressives from mixing the two and it hasn't for 100 years. I had a lot of fun putting that post together, I encourage everybody to lift and use all of the original sources for your own benefit. You don't have to click that link. Here they are again, the original sources. Harry Reid says: (video) When I was in school,...
  • What Hard Drive Should I Buy?

    01/22/2014 8:49:17 PM PST · by Utilizer · 44 replies
    BACKBLAZE blog ^ | January 21, 2014 | Brian Beach
    Because Backblaze has a history of openness, many readers expected more details in my previous posts. They asked what drive models work best and which last the longest. Given our experience with over 25,000 drives, they asked which ones are good enough that we would buy them again. In this post, I’ll answer those questions. Drive Population At the end of 2013, we had 27,134 consumer-grade drives spinning in Backblaze Storage Pods. ...snip... Why do we have the drives we have? Basically, we buy the least expensive drives that will work. When a new drive comes on the market that...
  • Sarah Palin on the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.

    01/22/2014 6:42:04 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 18 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | 1-22-2014 | Sarah Palin
    Today was the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. The fact that hundreds of thousands of peaceful activists turn up every year in the coldest month in D.C. – despite snowstorms and media indifference – is a testament to their commitment to building a culture of life. As Pope John Paul II taught us: “To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are...
  • “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause

    01/21/2014 7:50:06 AM PST · by juliosevero · 1 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    “Palestinian Messengers”: How Christ and Christians Are Used for the Palestinian Cause By Julio Severo Last Christmas, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Jesus was a “Palestinian” messenger. Even though Jesus was never a Palestinian or an advocate of a Palestinian cause, Abbas and his Muslim colleagues want to use Him to “ecumenically” unify Christians and Muslims to secure their cause. Christ has never been a Palestinian messenger, but there has been a number of Christian individuals and groups associating themselves with a Palestinian message. Knowingly or not, they have been used as Palestinian messengers. WCC and Liberation Theology The...
  • Slapped by Expensive Healthcare!

    01/20/2014 11:47:03 AM PST · by ND23 · 5 replies
    BrkDSilence ^ | BrkDSilence
    How expensive is the healthcare in India? This question paddled in my head when I saw someone close doing some out-of-pocket spending of his income to protect his 12 weeks premature baby boy. After I received a call of this unprecedented happening in their life, I went to the hospital and was completely wacked by the state of affairs of health in my country. I am not exactly aware of the amount of money spent by the Indian Government for such unexpected happenings but I could sense the mounting cost of diagnosis, medicines and hospitalisation. I came to know when...
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    01/20/2014 12:52:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 60 replies
    B.P.Terpstra ^ | January 20, 2014 | B.P.Terpstra
    You’re not ready to have sex if… 1. You think sex equals love. 2. You feel pressured. 3. You’re afraid to say no. 4. It’s just easier to give in. 5. You think everyone else is doing it. (They’re not!) 6. Your instincts tell you not to. 7. You don’t know the facts about pregnancy. 8. You don’t understand how birth control works. 9. You don’t think a woman can get pregnant the first time. (She can.) 10. It goes against your moral beliefs. 11. It goes against your religious beliefs. 12. You’ll regret it in the morning. 13. You...
  • 7 great reasons why you should consider building your next house with Straw Bales

    01/17/2014 2:08:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    StrawBale blog ^ | January 1, 2014 | Andrew Morrison
    Why Build With Straw Bales? Straw bale construction lends itself well to an owner builder project. Some of the applications well suited for straw bale include: a cottage, office, garage, studio, and an art barn. You don’t have to limit yourself to these smaller projects. Thousands of people have successfully built their own straw bale house. As a world leader in straw bale education we want to help you every step of the way. I’ve created a great introductory video on why to build with straw bales. You can watch that by clicking the play button below. Please read on...
  • The American Flag Daily: Don't Mess With Texas

    12/29/2013 4:45:50 AM PST · by Master Zinja · 16 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | December 29, 2013 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1845, the Republic of Texas was annexed by the United States and becomes the 28th state in the Union, the only independent country which became a state in the United States. Today we raise the Texas flag as well as the 28-star flag.