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  • Women say they are too smart to find a boyfriend...

    We're just too clever to find a boyfriend! It may sound insufferably smug, but these women say their high intellect means they struggle to meet someone Natasha Hooper, 22, says men do not know how to deal with educated women She is worried about not finding love because of a shortage of educated men Becca Porter, 23, says a man factory worker turned her down for being too clever She says the sense of achievement derived from learning is alien to most men Andrea Gould, 41, believes her intellect has prevented her from finding love ‘I get the impression they’d...
  • Surprise! New faith-friendly film turns in strong 1st weekend

    09/24/2017 10:24:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    WND ^ | 09/23/2017
    A new release that drew raves from moviegoers but was derided as “spiritual propaganda” by the left-leaning Miami New Times has surprised its makers by earning the No. 4 slot for new releases. “Because Of Grácia,” described as “a teen Rom-Com with a message,” came through its opening weekend with just under $2,000 per screen, taking the No. 4 slot for new releases behind “American Assassin,” “mother!” and “Brad’s Status.” The film, opening on 32 screens, had especially strong numbers in working-class areas such as Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Chino Hills, California. It features former “American Idol” contestant Moriah Peters The...
  • Bible passage used to stop women become ordained 'added later', academic claims

    09/22/2017 9:41:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 22 September 2017 7:31 PM | Olivia Rudgard
    A key Biblical passage which has been used to prevent women from being ordained is not original and was added later, an academic has claimed. The section of Corinthians which says women must remain silent in church has been used to justify restricting the priesthood to men. But recent research has suggested that the passage was not written by the Apostle Paul, as is widely believed, but was instead added later. Now an academic claims to have discovered a key symbol which proves the passage was not original. Research published in the journal New Testament Studies casts doubt on the...
  • How do Muslims living in France feel about their country?

    09/22/2017 7:09:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 22 September 2017 16:28 CEST+02:00 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    The subject of Muslim integration in France is one of the country’s most hotly debated issues. But how do Muslims themselves feel about their home country? A new survey offers some insight. Muslims living in France feel a stronger attachment to their country than they do in much of Europe, despite experiencing high levels of discrimination. That was one of the key findings of a new survey that looked at Musliims across Europe. The survey also found that first generation Muslims feel more attached to France than their offspring. This generational difference in feeling towards their country is greater in...
  • End-of-World Prediction Interrupts TV Broadcasts in Orange County

    09/22/2017 2:42:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | September 21, 2017 | SCOTT SCHWEBKE
    Some Orange County residents were stunned Thursday, Sept. 21, when television programming was suddenly interrupted for about a minute with an ominous message predicting the end of the world. Stacy Laflamme of Lake Forest said she was watching the HGTV channel via Cox Communications about 11:05 a.m. when suddenly an emergency alert flashed across her screen followed by a voice. “Realize this, extremely violent times will come,” a man’s voice boomed, according to a video of the alert. Laflamme said she was alarmed. “It almost sounded like Hitler talking,” she said. “It sounded like a radio broadcast coming through the...
  • Faith and Wisdom

    09/22/2017 4:15:34 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 1 replies
    friends email | 9/22/2017 | unknown
    Subject: Einstein & Billy Graham... ...Billy Graham is now 96 years-old and has Parkinson's disease. In January 2000 leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina invited their City's favourite son, Billy Graham, to a Luncheon in his honor. Billy initially hesitated to accept the invitation...because he struggles with Parkinson's disease! The Charlotte City Leaders said, "We don't expect a major address, just come...and let us honour you". Billy Graham agreed. After wonderful things were said about him, Dr. Graham stepped to the rostrum...looked at the crowd...and said, "I'm reminded today of Albert Einstein, the great physicist who this month has been honoured...
  • Christian Refugees Reportedly Forced to Say Muslim Prayers for Food in Sudan

    09/21/2017 11:22:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    CNA ^ | Sudan, Sep 19, 2017 | Matt Hadro
    Christian children in Sudanese refugee camps are reportedly being given food only after they recite Muslim prayers, a papal aid group says. According to Aid to the Church in Need (ACN), a papal charity that provides aid to persecuted Christians around the world, there are reports of Christian children who have fled violence in South Sudan being forced to recite Muslim prayers in order to receive food at several refugee camps in the Sudan. Other reports from priests in the area have confirmed that the discrimination is taking place at refugee camps in Sudan, where refugees fleeing the conflict in...
  • Christian Numerologist Says World Will End On Sept. 23

    09/20/2017 10:43:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 161 replies
    CBS - PHILLY ^ | September 20, 2017 11:52 AM | Satff
    If you had plans for the weekend, a Christian numerologist says you won’t get to them because the world is about to end. David Meade, a self-proclaimed “researcher,” is predicting that a series of apocalyptic events will begin on Sept. 23 and, “a major part of the world will not be the same.” According to Meade, the mysterious rogue planet Nibiru, also known as Planet X, is on a collision course with Earth, which will bring world-ending tsunamis and earthquakes. The numerologist claims the dates of recent events like the Great American Solar Eclipse and Hurricane Harvey’s flooding of Texas...
  • SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER

    09/18/2017 5:12:01 PM PDT · by randita · 50 replies
    15th Marine Expeditionary Unit ^ | 9/17/17 | 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit
    SUICIDE IS NEVER THE ANSWER. Every suicide is a tragic loss to our nation and those impacted. The family and friends left behind who must deal with the aftermath of the event and put those events in perspective, may in some cases never know why the service member or Veteran took their life. Suicide is NEVER the answer. Please reach out and ask for help. We need you. #SuicideAwarenessMonth #BeThere_Marine Visit: www.dstressline.com or call: 1-877-476-7734
  • Danish woman deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove niqab at Belgian airport

    09/17/2017 3:37:33 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    A Danish Muslim woman has been deported to Tunisia for refusing to remove her religious veil while going through security at Brussels Airport, Belgium’s State Secretary for Asylum and Migration has said. The woman landed at Brussels Zaventem Airport on Wednesday on a flight from Tunis, Tunisia. Theo Francken ✔ @FranckenTheo A Danish citizen coming from Tunis refused to take off her niqaab at our border. Police could not identify her. She was sent back to Tunis. 1:53 AM - Sep 16, 2017In a post on Facebook, immigration minister Theo Francken said that the woman had refused to show her...
  • Weekend Box Office: 'It' Scaring Up Massive $59M, 'mother!' Slapped With F CinemaScore

    09/16/2017 8:28:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 51 replies
    hollywoodreporter.com ^ | 9/15/2017 | Pamela McClintock
    Aronofsky and Paramount's mother! is coming in behind expectations after becoming one of a dozen or so films to ever get slapped with an F CinemaScore from audiences. The prestige title grossed an estimated $3 million from 2,368 theaters on Friday for a projected $8 million debut (mother! had been tracking to open in the low teens). Also featuring Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer, mother! made its world premiere earlier this month at the Venice Film Festival before screening at the Toronto International Film Festival to generally strong reviews, even if it has divided some critics.
  • Box Office Poison: Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Crashes To Career Low $8M

    09/16/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2017 | John Nolte
    Although the entertainment media will never admit it, will do everything in its sycophantic power to write all around it (see: Line, Dead), the chickens have finally come home to roost for Jennifer Lawrence’s hateful mouth. The once-bright superstar who could open even a poorly reviewed piece of low-budget horror-junk like House at the End of the Street to $12.2 million, has just hit a devastating career low (for a wide release), a humiliating $8 million opening for her latest, the critically-lauded, psychological horror-thriller Mother! This is a catastrophe for Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most stridently bigoted (former) stars. The...
  • ‘Mother!’ Is the Worst Movie of the Year, Maybe Century

    09/16/2017 7:09:09 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 15 replies
    observer.com ^ | 09/15/17 3:00pm | Rex Reed •
    From the idiotic drug-addict hokum Requiem for a Dream to the overrated, overwrought and over-hyped Black Swan.....the films of wack job Darren Aronofsky have shown a dark passion for exploring twisted souls in torment. But nothing he’s done before to poison the ozone layer prepared me for mother!, an exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud. ... [F]reak show is two hours of pretentious twaddle that tackles religion, paranoia, lust, rebellion, and a thirst for blood in a circus of grotesque debauchery to prove that being a...
  • ‘Mother!’ Is the Worst Movie of the Year, Maybe Century

    09/15/2017 4:26:57 PM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 111 replies
    Observer ^ | 9/15/17 | Rex Reed
    From the idiotic drug-addict hokum Requiem for a Dream to the overrated, overwrought and over-hyped Black Swan, which I called “a lavishly staged Repulsion in toe shoes,” the films of wack job Darren Aronofsky have shown a dark passion for exploring twisted souls in torment. But nothing he’s done before to poison the ozone layer prepared me for mother!, an exercise in torture and hysteria so over the top that I didn’t know whether to scream or laugh out loud. Stealing ideas from Polanski, Fellini and Kubrick, he’s jerrybuilt an absurd Freudian nightmare that is more wet dream than bad...
  • Jennifer Lawrence’s Grotesque Spoof of the Nativity [mother!]

    09/14/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 14 September 2017 | Kyle Smith
    Mother, an exercise in torture porn, may be the vilest movie ever released by a major Hollywood studio. Ordinarily when a filmmaker goes trampling all over your senses with an eye toward maximizing disgust, it’s for the purpose of producing some cheap scares. In Mother, though, the aim is a macabre pastiche of people’s most cherished and deeply held beliefs. Deliberately grotesque and nauseating, and seemingly engineered to outrage Christians, especially Catholics, Mother represents a stain on the reputation of Paramount Pictures, which once produced Going My Way. It may be the most vile and contemptible motion picture ever released...
  • After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress

    09/15/2017 7:26:00 AM PDT · by wtd · 16 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | September 15, 2017 | Eric Trager
    After speaking at Georgetown, Muslim Brotherhood leader seeks to lobby U.S. Congress Amr Darrag, a senior member of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, will be speaking at Georgetown University on Thursday, and he is trying to extend his speaking gig into a lobbying tour, as other Brotherhood-aligned delegations have done in the past. U.S. officials and members of Congress would be wise to decline Darrag’s requests for meetings: The Muslim Brotherhood is an international hate group that seeks to overthrow the region’s existing governments, and Washington should have no interest in allowing the Brotherhood to score a propaganda victory by giving Darrag...
  • Free Book! [Vanity]

    09/15/2017 5:32:54 AM PDT · by Politically Correct · 17 replies
    Self | 15 Sept. 2017 | Politically Correct
    Morning Freepers. Finished writing and publishing a book for the Kindle in the Fantasy genre.Pursued: A Modern Christian Fantasy It’s free this weekend. Today (Sept. 15) through Sunday (Sept. 17). Here’s the cover blurb. It started with dreams. Dreams so real they scared her. Dreams where something dangerous was pursuing her. Dreams that suddenly collide most uncomfortably with reality. Elise Franklin is a young college student with a seemingly normal life until she meets a most unusual Navajo Indian on the reservation near Shiprock, New Mexico. Now her world is rapidly spinning out of control. She is pushed into more...
  • Tucson Highlanders take the pulpit on Sept. 24

    09/14/2017 5:57:42 AM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Judy Mayhew, church secretary, Faith Presbyterian Church
    SIERRA VISTA — The Tucson Highlanders Pipes and Drums, dedicated to the music of the great Highland bagpipes, will be performing before and during worship at Faith Presbyterian Church, 2053 E. Choctaw Drive, Sierra Vista on Sunday, Sept. 24. Join Faith after worship for a time of fellowship with scones and jam. Worship on Sept. 24 at Faith Presbyterian begins at 10:30 a.m. featuring the following music: Highland Cathedral, Amazing Grace, and Scotland the Brave. The Highlanders are proud to wear the Cameron of Erracht tartan. This is both an ancient clan tartan and is also truly a pipe band...
  • Germany's 'deadliest company' pledges to stop selling guns to crisis regions [H&K]

    09/12/2017 10:46:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 74 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | September 8, 2017 | Ben Knight
    Heckler & Koch, the German weapons manufacturer whose guns are estimated to have killed more than 2 million people since the company was founded in 1949, has quietly adopted the most ethical sales policy of any gunmaker in the world. The company has pledged no longer to sell arms into warzones or to countries that violate corruption and democracy standards, including Saudi Arabia, Israel, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Malaysia, Indonesia, or any African countries. [Emphasis Mine]
  • FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” ...Falsified Vetting

    09/12/2017 11:15:40 AM PDT · by wtd · 103 replies
    True Pundit ^ | September 12, 2017 | Investigative Bureau
    TruePundit: FBI: Awans Security Clearances “Forged;” Granted Access to Congressional Intel Despite Falsified Vetting Federal law enforcement agents working the Imran Awan and Hina Alvi fraud probe said the couple, along with other members of the family, were never properly vetted for Congressional security clearances. Instead the clearances, which provided the Awans access to dozens of Congressional Democrats computer networks and IT systems, were likely approved absent each individual background file getting “fully investigated.” “I seriously doubt they could have passed a full background (check),” one FBI insider said. “These clearances were pushed through.” FBI insiders used the word...