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  • Rabbi Tomer and the Priest Singing Hallelujah

    05/05/2015 7:00:46 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 3, 2015 | Rabbi Tomer
    A priest, a rabbi, and a violinist sing a beautiful song. No punchline.
  • Sorry, "Left Behind" Fans, "The Rapture" Is Not in the Bible

    05/05/2015 6:10:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 53 replies
    Aleteia ^ | May 5, 2015 | John Martignoni
    Question: A friend of mine has been reading the Left Behind books that have all of this stuff about the “Rapture” in them. Is there really going to be a “Rapture” like these books talk about?   Answer: No.The “Rapture” refers to a passage in First Thessalonians 4, where Christians are “caught up” in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air.” Many Christians believe, and the Left Behind books promote, that this being “caught up” to meet the Lord will occur before the Great Tribulation sometime in the near future. Christians will simply vanish, meet Jesus somewhere in the...
  • Church members grieve after Algiers pastor collapses during sermon

    05/05/2015 4:40:15 PM PDT · by BBell · 10 replies
    NEW ORLEANS —Kenneth Green was only 56 years old.He was a loving husband, father and the senior pastor of Greater Saint Mary Baptist Church in Algiers. Sunday, he collapsed and died in the middle of his sermon.Joan Martin was sitting in the pew, and broke down in tears."He took a swallow of water, before he took water he wiped his face, and then he looked up and it looked like his eyes were rolled back, like there was no life in his eyes, and he tumbled over. Everybody was in a state of shock people were crying," said Martin.She said...
  • Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image ...

    05/05/2015 11:16:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 05-05-2015 | By Simon Tomlinson
    Is this the face of Jesus as a boy? Italian police reverse the ageing process on image taken from the Turin Shroud to create photo-fit of Christ as a young child This is the face of Jesus Christ as a child – according to Italian police. Detectives used computer forensic techniques that have helped to catch mafia bosses to generate the image. First, they created a photo-fit picture from the facial image in the Turin Shroud, which many believe to be that of Jesus. They then used a computer program to reverse the ageing process by reducing the jaw size,...
  • Astronomers unveil the farthest galaxy

    05/05/2015 10:50:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-05-2015 | Provided by Yale University
    An international team of astronomers led by Yale University and the University of California-Santa Cruz have pushed back the cosmic frontier of galaxy exploration to a time when the universe was only 5% of its present age. The team discovered an exceptionally luminous galaxy more than 13 billion years in the past and determined its exact distance from Earth using the powerful MOSFIRE instrument on the W.M. Keck Observatory's 10-meter telescope, in Hawaii. It is the most distant galaxy currently measured. The galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, was originally identified based on its particular colors in images from NASA's Hubble and Spitzer space...
  • MSM: CBS Reporter Provoked Rape in Cairo (Satire)

    05/05/2015 10:00:35 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    People's Cube ^ | 5-5-2015 | Konservative_Punk
    MSM: CBS Reporter Provoked Rape in Cairo We are now in an environment where it is no longer safe to openly blame the perpetrators of violent acts committed by religious extremists. The official party narrative, as postulated by the state-sponsored media, is that the victims of these heinous acts are responsible for provoking their attackers. Viewed in this light, it is time to rethink whether we should allow our women to venture out into public alone, especially those without a head-covering. Remember Lara Logan, the female CBS reporter who was raped in Tahrir Square during the Cairo protests? She was...
  • "Eco-Fads" by Todd Myers

    05/04/2015 7:51:19 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 23AUG2011 | Todd Myers
    “Todd Myers is an eco-mythbuster. He exposes trends among modern environmentalists that are based more on ‘feel-good’ sentimentality than on scientific reality. If you truly care about the environment, then you should read this book.” Alex B. Berezow, Ph.D., Editor of RealClearScience.com Wherever we turn, politicians, businesses and activists are promoting the latest fashionable “green” policy or product. Green buildings, biofuels, electric cars, compact fluorescent lightbulbs and a variety of other technologies are touted as the next key step in protecting the environment and promoting a sustainable future. Increasingly, however, scientific and economic information regarding environmental problems takes a back...
  • If Libs were consistent, they'd FORCE Muslims to celebrate pics of Mohammed...

    05/04/2015 5:46:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    5/4/15
    Somehow this just struck me.....the government is attempting to FORCE believers in Jesus to celebrate a perversion of their DEEPLY HELD religious beliefs. Why aren't Muslims being forced to celebrate and/or create depictions of their prophet? I wouldn't want the government to do that, just like I don't want it inflicting anti-Christian beliefs upon Christians.
  • Belgistan? Sharia showdown in Brussels?

    05/01/2015 11:25:58 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 7 replies
    The Christian Broadcasting Network ^ | circa 2015 | Dale Hurd
    The graffiti on a building in Belgium says it all: "Welcome to 'Belgistan." In fact, some are now calling it the Muslim capital of Europe.
  • Vatican spells out vision for zero-carbon world

    04/29/2015 12:22:58 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 28 replies
    The Carbon Brief ^ | 4-29-2015 | Sophie Yeo
    The Vatican has gathered religious leaders, scientists, politicians and businessmen under one roof to agree that acting on climate change is a "moral and religious imperative for humanity". This was the essence of a declaration signed by the attendees of a one-day meeting hosted yesterday by the Holy See. It outlines a vision for the future of the planet, including the adoption of low-carbon energy systems, a shift of investment away from the military and towards sustainable development, and the transfer of money from the rich to the poor. The meeting was organised by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and...
  • Judaism's Sexual Revolution: Why Judaism (and then Christianity) Rejected Homosexuality

    04/29/2015 12:02:24 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 20 replies
    Orthodoxy Today ^ | September 1993 | Dennis Prager
    When Judaism demanded that all sexual activity be channeled into marriage, it changed the world. The Torah's prohibition of non-marital sex quite simply made the creation of Western civilization possible. Societies that did not place boundaries around sexuality were stymied in their development. The subsequent dominance of the Western world can largely be attributed to the sexual revolution initiated by Judaism and later carried forward by Christianity. This revolution consisted of forcing the sexual genie into the marital bottle. It ensured that sex no longer dominated society, heightened male-female love and sexuality (and thereby almost alone created the possibility of...
  • Is Free Thinking A Mental Illness?

    04/28/2015 2:28:31 AM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 11 replies
    Off The Grid News ^ | Oct 2010 | Andrew
    Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest edition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.
  • IN CONCERT: BEETHOVEN'S MISSA SOLEMNIS: A CELESTIAL TREAT

    04/27/2015 8:39:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    April 27, 2015
    IN CONCERT: BEETHOVEN'S MISSA SOLEMNIS: A CELESTIAL TREAT Beethoven was inspired by the beauty of the Mass when he created this work. It later debuted at St. Petersburg in 1824. Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall in London who deliver a superb performance with 260 members in the chorus! Begins at 7:45 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzQXdWM3J3o Shorter Version with Leonard Bernstein at the Concert Hall in Amsterdam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5cOfF9ZDAM
  • DOJ: ‘No Scientific Basis' for Saying Same-Sex Couples ‘Not Fit to…Become Parents’

    04/27/2015 2:47:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2015 - 11:25 AM | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    In an amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, which the court will hear tomorrow, the U.S. Department of Justice argues that state laws prohibiting two people of the same sex from marrying each other are unconstitutional. In its argument to the court, DOJ approvingly cites a statement issued by the government relations office of the American Psychological Association that says: “There is no scientific basis for the assertion that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons are not fit to marry or to become parents of health and well-adjusted children.” …
  • These Women Met a Mormon Man Who They Thought Was the ‘Perfect Guy’ (Dr. Phil Video)

    04/27/2015 12:23:40 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 27, 2015 | Billy Hallowell
    Seven women each thought that they were texting and interacting with the man of their dreams, ... but they soon discovered that the guy they were all building a relationship with was actually a gay woman from Texas. The victims of the elaborate “catfish” — the term used to describe a situation in which a person poses as someone else — decided to sit down together to confront Kayla, the woman with whom they had corresponded, in an uncomfortable appearance on “Dr. Phil.” The women were given the chance to question the 24 year old who had tricked them into...
  • A great Father of the Bride speech!

    04/26/2015 9:51:15 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 3 replies
    Big Geek Daddy ^ | February 2013
    A very touching speech made by the Father of the Bride to the Groom that shows this father’s love for his daughter.
  • Shroud of Turin APP for iOS Devices

    04/25/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies
    Apple App Store ^ | April 24, 2015 | Swordmaker
    i have just run across something I had not known about . . . an official App for the Shroud of Turin. . . Shroud of Turin App for iPad and iTunes LINK for iOS Devices only. Free App with in App purchase of HD resolution ability for $3.99.
  • The Holocaust as a Green Nazi Sacrifice

    04/25/2015 10:41:28 AM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4-25-2015 | Mark Musser
    In truth, National Socialism was an ancient fertility cult brought up to date under the scientific guise of eugenics where people were to make sacrifices and/or be sacrificed for the fecundity of nature. Fertility, sacrifice, and power were all virtually worshiped by the National Socialists in one form or another, no matter how scientific or secular many of its adherents would try to couch their ideology. The great desire of National Socialism was to become fertile and powerful through sacrificial eugenic measures ...
  • It is a beautiful day. You are wearing an Apple Watch.

    04/24/2015 4:47:36 PM PDT · by amigatec · 69 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 24, 2015 | T.C. Sottek and Adi Robertson
    It's a beautiful day. You just got your Apple Watch™ in the mail! You take it to your living room and unbox it. Wow. It's incredible. You go through the setup process, and link it to your iPhone. You set the charging dock on your nightstand, and set an alarm. You go to sleep, and dream of floating through white clouds in a blue sky as Jony Ive narrates. Your alarm wakes you at 9:30 on Saturday — the alarm on your Apple Watch. You pick the Apple Watch up from its charging dock, and put it on your wrist....
  • Prayer Request Local Family

    04/24/2015 4:45:16 AM PDT · by Grumpybutt · 5 replies
    LIBERTY HILL, Texas (KXAN) — John Alvarado has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and driving with an invalid license in the Wednesday night wreck that killed a 10-year-old sister and 15-year-old brother and left their mother and two other siblings in the hospital in critical condition.
  • Telesco says Rivers will be Chargers' QB 'well into the future'

    04/23/2015 5:19:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    AP ^ | April 22, 2015 | Bernie Wilson
    SAN DIEGO - Citing his Catholic faith, San Diego Chargers general manager Tom Telesco promised he wasn't going to lie during his pre-draft news conference. He then proceeded to speak effusively about quarterback Philip Rivers' future with the team.
  • As First Watches Ship, Apple Opens App Store for New Device

    04/23/2015 12:58:29 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    The Wall Street Journal Blogs ^ | April 23, 2015 | By DAISUKE WAKABAYASHI
    Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg News Apple opened the App Store for its Apple Watch Thursday, just ahead of the first shipments reaching customers who pre-ordered the new device. The store is third branch of the App Store, alongside areas hosting apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple says more than 3,000 Watch apps will be available when the store opens later Thursday. The Watch has a smaller screen than the phone or tablet and must work in tandem with an iPhone. That’s forcing developers to decide whether a Watch app should be an extension of an iPhone app, or a...
  • Darwin's Robots: When Evolutionary Materialists Admit that Their Own Worldview Fails

    04/23/2015 7:59:36 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | April 23, 2015 | Nancy Pearcey
    Darwin's Robots: When Evolutionary Materialists Admit that Their Own Worldview Fails Nancy Pearcey April 23, 2015 3:02 AM | Permalink A materialist philosophy reduces humans to machines -- complex robots determined by material forces. It denies the reality of free will, the power to make decisions. Yet all civilizations throughout history have recognized that humans are moral agents capable of making responsible choices. There is no society without some moral code. The testimony of universal human experience is that humans are personal beings capable of willing and choosing -- which means their origin must be a personal Being, not the...
  • India suspends Al-Jazeera broadcasts for 5 days over maps

    04/23/2015 6:36:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 23, 2015 7:05 AM EDT
    The TV network Al-Jazeera was off the air in India on Thursday following a 5-day suspension ordered by the government over maps of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir. India is deeply sensitive about how Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan but claimed by both, is portrayed on maps. A government report said that in the Al-Jazeera maps a portion of Kashmir had “not been shown as a part of Indian territory.” The suspension began Wednesday and is to last until next Monday. …
  • Rev.Graham:Gay Iceman ComicBook Made To Indoctrinate Our Young People to Accept This Destructive Lif

    04/22/2015 5:54:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 42 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/22/15 | Michael W. Chapman
    Marvel Comics outed its X-Men character "Iceman" as gay in its latest issue, a cultural step that is designed "to indoctrinate our young people to accept this destructive lifestyle," said Reverend Franklin Graham, who added that God Himself in the Bible says that "homosexuality is a sin" and we are to be on guard against all sin."An April 22, 2015 Facebook post by Rev. Franklin Graham."Today the Marvel comic character Ice Man, from the 'X-Men' series, is coming out as gay," said Rev. Graham in a post on Facebook. "This is another attempt to indoctrinate our young people to accept...
  • Earth Day, a holiday of misery and death, invented by Ira Einhorn, a murderer

    04/22/2015 12:43:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 15 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    April 22 is Earth Day, which was the brain child of an activist named Ira Einhorn, a self-proclaimed hippie environmentalist and, of course, and opponent of the Vietnam War. The holiday is Easter and Christmas all in one for the environmental movement. It is said to be a celebration of the Earth, which is thus far humanity’s sole home, but is actually a celebration of misery and death. The opposition of environmentalists to virtually life-saving and life-improving technology from genetically modified organisms and all but the most stringently approved forms of energy bears witness to that supposition. Einhorn, who called...
  • Here's what you can do on the Apple Watch without your iPhone

    04/20/2015 3:22:57 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 163 replies
    CNet News ^ | Thursday April 9, 2015 | by Mitchel Broussard
    he Apple Watch is, first and foremost, an iPhone accessory. It might be even more than that eventually, a truly independent gadget, but a vast majority of its current core functions -- making calls, sending messages, getting information, even playing any third-party games -- require your iPhone to be on, have Internet service, and be paired with the Watch via Bluetooth or a shared Wi-Fi network. If you're thinking about getting one, make sure you know that. It requires an iPhone 5 or later, and it can't even be set up without one. Still, the Apple Watch can do a...
  • North Carolina Churches Trashed, Spray-Painted with Pro-Homosexual Vandalism

    04/20/2015 3:49:13 PM PDT · by kingattax · 29 replies
    Christian News ^ | April 20, 2015 | Heather Clark
    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Two North Carolina churches recently suffered thousands of dollars in damage as their buildings and property were trashed and spray-painted with pro-homosexual messages. Officials at Bales Memorial Wesleyan Church in Jamestown arrived last Saturday to find the church sign broken and pelted with eggs and silly string. Some of the church windows had been smashed, flowers were uprooted and parking signs were ripped out the ground. The hood of the church bus was scratched as if it had been keyed, and a sign was shoved through the front grill. A number of messages were also spray painted...
  • Methodist group seeks LGBT inclusion

    04/19/2015 5:51:16 PM PDT · by massmike · 77 replies
    newsobserver.com ^ | 04/19/2015 | SARAH BARR
    DURHAM The conference at Epworth United Methodist Church on Saturday was one participants said they couldn’t have even imagined happening not so long ago. In speeches, panels and small groups, 80 people gathered to discuss how to fully welcome the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community into the United Methodist Church. “It’s a conversation that we couldn’t have had,” said Jimmy Creech, a former Methodist pastor who lost his position at Fairmont United Methodist Church in Raleigh in the wake of his outspoken support for gays and lesbians in the late 1980s. Years later, as a pastor in Nebraska, he...
  • So You Say You Hate the Puritans

    04/19/2015 7:28:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Jeremy Egerer
    Despite the fact that Oliver Cromwell was vastly superior to Charles I, I have yet to hear anyone praise Cromwell for deposing and killing the king. There have been many reasonable objections to his killing of Charles, chief among them being that Charles's death immediately led to the instant popularity and eventual kingship of Charles II – historically one of the most profligate and useless kings that England ever saw. But people are more likely to complain about Cromwell and the Puritans and unfairly loathe them, despite the fact that Cromwell ruled more honestly and rightly than both his predecessor...
  • The Technocratic Elitism of Modern Environmentalism

    04/18/2015 1:57:21 PM PDT · by Olympiad Fisherman · 11 replies
    The Intellectual Conservative ^ | 4/18/2015 | Mark Musser
    Modern America is saddled with many albatrosses weighing heavily upon the neck of her God given liberties coming from a variety of different directions – everything from the entitlement ethos to leftist political correctness, from a staggering debt never before seen in its history to many foreign despotic enemies lurking behind the shadows of the so-called United Nations, from post-modern socialism and/or environmentalism to an amorality based on Darwinism together with its mutated culture of death wrapped around abortion, divorce, marital infidelity, and a sexual madness that willfully refuses to differentiate between male and female. Enter another serious difficulty that...
  • Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Dies At 78

    04/17/2015 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    Cardinal George, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, Dies At 78 Published April 17, 2015 DEVELOPING: Cardinal Francis George, the archbishop of Chicago from 1997 to 2014, died Friday at the age of 78 after a long battle with cancer, the Archdiocese of Chicago has confirmed.
  • The Apple Watch is Already Wiping the Floor with the Entire Smartwatch Market

    04/16/2015 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Star Traveler · 301 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2015 | Rob Price
    The Apple Watch is on fire: KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo estimates that Apple's debut smartwatch has sold more than 2.3 million units since preorders opened, MacRumors reports. Apple hasn't released any sales data on Apple Watch sales, and it most likely won't until the company's quarterly earnings report. But this 2.3 million figure echoes what others have estimated — the research company Slice believes there were about 1 million US preorders on launch day, for example. Ming-Chi Kuo has a good track record on Apple: He was spot on with his predictions about the iPhone 5S, for example. If...
  • Italian police: Christians thrown overboard

    04/16/2015 12:22:37 PM PDT · by eastforker · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/16/2015 | Hada Messia, Livia Borghese and Jason Hanna
    Muslims who were among migrants trying to get from Libya to Italy in a boat this week threw 12 fellow passengers overboard -- killing them -- because the 12 were Christians, Italian police said Thursday.
  • RFRA & My Wedding Ring (Terrific Essay)

    04/15/2015 12:43:20 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    First Things ^ | 4/7/2015 | Maureen Mullarkey
    It has been some time since I gave thought to the day my soon-to-be husband and I bought our wedding rings. But the spectacle over RFRA—all the panting hysteria of a predatory media and toadying politicians aided by timorous clergy—brings it back with great clarity. And even greater poignancy. Our wedding date was set. It was time to pick a ring. But where to look for one? How to shop? The two of us were young, broke, and scrappy. It would be some years yet before we could afford to pay retail. Besides, my intended was a combative shopper, born...
  • Stanford’s Students of Color Coalition Accused of Antisemitism in Student Elections

    04/15/2015 11:25:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | April 13, 2015 10:23 pm | David Daoud
    A student leader at Stanford University, was asked by a campus group about how her Jewish faith would impact her actions regarding Israel in the Student Senate, prompting allegations of antisemitism and an Anti-Defamation League inquiry, a campus publication reported. As part of her campaign for student senate, Molly Horwitz applied for as many student group endorsements as possible, since an endorsement from each group would effectively secure their members’ votes for her candidacy. The Students of Color Coalition (SOCC) endorsement is the most-sought after, due to its large size and vast influence, as well as the fact that it...
  • COUNTY COMMISSION: Poverty simulation to be held at Salem United Methodist Church April 30

    04/15/2015 7:35:38 AM PDT · by Currentriverrat · 20 replies
    The Salem News ^ | 04/14/14 | Andrew Sheeley
    A poverty simulation is going to be held at the Salem Methodist Church April 30, according to Pastor Doug Walter and Bank of Salem Vice President SN Ball. Walter and Ball visited with the Dent County Commission on Thursday to invite the commissioners to participate. Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles as well as First District Commissioner Dennis Purcell and Second District Commissioner Gary Larson all said they would attend. The event is being held by volunteers with the help of the South Central Missouri Community Action Agenc
  • The Courage of America’s Founding Fathers

    04/15/2015 7:32:01 AM PDT · by dware · 5 replies
    Family Life ^ | 2014 | Scott Williams
    When you think of the Fourth of July, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? But 238 years ago, it was a different three words. Conviction. Courage. Sacrifice. On July 4, 1776, 56 men met in Philadelphia to pass a resolution declaring their independence from England. It was anything but a picnic. What they did that day at Independence Hall would cost them greatly in the years to come. But it paved the way for a radical new way of thinking about government that would change the course of human history. It’s not that the signers of the Declaration...
  • Nazism and Islam, an inconvenient truth...

    04/14/2015 10:46:14 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jul 13, 2012 | Muhammad Qathem
    The liberal left is in love with Islam because the liberal left has a lot in common with Nazism. Just like Hitler loved Islam, so are they in love with Islam. "Had Charles Martel not been victorious at Poitiers [...] then we should in all probability have been converted to Mohammedanism, that cult which glorifies the heroism and which opens up the seventh Heaven to the bold warrior alone. Then the Germanic races would have conquered the world.'' Hitler's Table Talk 1941-1944, p. 667 translated by N. Cameron. Hitler's confidant Albert Speer reports of a similar statement made by Hitler:...
  • Live Long and Prosper: The Jewish Story Behind Spock, Leonard Nimoy's Star Trek Character

    04/14/2015 9:18:39 AM PDT · by fishtank · 9 replies
    Yiddish Book Center ^ | 2-6-14 | Leonard Nimoy
    Published on Feb 6, 2014 Leonard Nimoy explains the Jewish story behind the hand-gesture he made famous through his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series.
  • Lawyer Eating at Chick-fil-A Dropped Hundreds of Dollars on the Floor. Here’s What Happened ...

    04/14/2015 7:16:42 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 71 replies
    TheBlaze.com ^ | Apr. 13, 2015 | Zach Noble
    Think the people at Chick-fil-A are honest, upstanding folks? This story will confirm your hunch. A civil rights lawyer in Decatur, Georgia, made a huge mistake when he dropped hundreds of dollars on the floor at a Chick-fil-A while eating breakfast, but a restaurant employee saved him from losing the cash, WXIA-TV reported. Attorney Victor Long had $1,200 in cash on him — money bound for the bank — on April 1 when he ate breakfast at the restaurant, he told WXIA. “I didn’t even think about backtracking, because I figured anybody who found the money, the way people need...
  • APNewsBreak: AG says Bible can’t be official Tennessee book

    04/13/2015 11:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 8:33 PM EDT | Erik Schelzig
    Tennessee's attorney general says a bill seeking to make the Bible the state's official book would violate separation of church and state provisions in the federal and state constitutions. (Attorney General Herbert) Slatery in the opinion cites the provision in the Tennessee Constitution that states that “no preference shall ever be given, by law, to any religion establishment or mode of worship.” …
  • Apple Watch: Understanding Early Sales Data

    04/13/2015 8:05:13 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 56 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | April 13, 2015 | J.M. Manness
    Last Friday, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) opened its online store for preorders of the new Apple Watch. This article will clear up some of the misinformation that has resulted from inaccurate reporting.There have been several articles with conflicting headlines with almost all referring to the same resource data, a posting by Slice.The USA Today headline reads Apple Watch first-day pre-orders estimated near 1M, and illustrates the misleading information presented. I am not sure what country the author comes from, but in the U.S., if we are given a count of preorders of a product, we usually expect the number of units sold...
  • Prayers Requested for 3 YR old Grandson.

    04/13/2015 3:59:23 PM PDT · by Shery · 57 replies
    13 April, 2015 | vanity
    Our daughter-in-law just called from Tampa and shared with us that our grandson, Noah, who is exactly 3.5 years today may have lymphoma. They have tested him for Mono and other things and resent some blood for other tests, which they hope to have results tomorrow, but the doctor said it didn't look good. They suspect Lymphoma. They did an ultrasound to check on his glands and they are all swollen, some as big as 3 cm, which is over an inch wide. As an aside, our daughter-in-law is a 'documented immigrant' from Brazil...her whole family came about 15 years...
  • Apple Watch set to beat iPhone launch with 1 million-order (US) weekend

    04/13/2015 3:12:42 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Apr 13, 2015 9:30 a.m. ET | BARBARA KOLLMEYER—MARKETS REPORTER
    <p>Apple CEO Tim Cook eyeballs Apple Watches in Palo Alto, California April 10, 2015.</p> <p>An estimated 957,000 American shoppers ordered Apple Watches on Friday — a sign the tech giant’s newest gadget is already seeing more initial success than its first iPhone or the iPod.</p>
  • Chile’s Bachelet signs same-sex civil union law

    04/13/2015 10:07:31 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2015 12:52 PM EDT
    Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has signed a law that recognizes civil unions between same-sex couples. The law signed Monday takes effect in six months, giving same-sex and unmarried couples many of the rights granted to married couples. Among the changes, it will allow civil union partners to inherit each other’s property, join a partner’s health plan and receive pension benefits. …
  • Scrap the universities?

    04/13/2015 10:04:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 14 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 11, 2015 | Anthony Furey
    Scrap the universities? If you ever feel like so much of what’s happening on university campuses today is a bunch of nonsense, you’re not alone and you’re not the first.Back in 1987, American philosophy professor Allan Bloom unleashed a widespread attack on modern education.His book The Closing of the American Mind argued that the university system was overcome by moral relativism. They weren’t teaching long-valued wisdom anymore, but subjective trends.They were all about promoting “the political passion of the hour,” as columnist George Will described it in a review at the time. Knee-jerk activism was taking hold.The book was...
  • Five Ways to Cut to the Heart of Non-Christian Ideas

    04/13/2015 9:52:23 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | April 10, 2015 | Richard Weikart
    While I was reading Nancy Pearcey’s new book, Finding Truth, a professor at the state university where I teach circulated a news item about a politician seeking to alter the university’s goals. Instead of facilitating “the search for truth,” the university under this plan would commit itself to meeting “the state’s work-force needs.” I remarked to this professor and other colleagues that many academics had already eliminated “the search for truth.” In the ensuing e-mail conversation, several professors rejected the idea that there is any universal truth, and one professor even described the whole concept of a “search for truth”...
  • Paralyzed From the Neck Down

    04/13/2015 8:00:03 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 13 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 10, 2015 | ANTHONY WELLER
    "The strangest aspect of being paralyzed is that nobody ever, ever asks you what it’s like. This may be from concern over not hurting your feelings. Or not wanting to bring up the issue. Or superstition that your paralysis might be contagious if discussed. It’s still odd that nobody inquires. It’s the elephant—the screaming banshee—in the room, and it’s mighty big..." "...Q: Where do you find an invalid? A: Where you left him. You find yourself, unavoidably, living in the past. Happiness isn’t is, but was. You try not to contemplate the future too much. Nor the future of the...
  • Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobb

    04/12/2015 7:41:10 AM PDT · by kanawa · 267 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | April 10, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    Christians to Gays: We'll Accept Your Business and Donate Your Money to 'Traditional Pro-Family Lobby' While gay activists are attacking Christian bakeries and wedding planners and filing lawsuits to put them out of business because of their religious beliefs, a Catholic priest has come up with a simple solution that, if adopted nationally, likely could end much of the gay and left-wing offensive in this realm. Simply, accept all business from gays and tell them that the money will be donated to a traditional pro-family lobby or organization. And if your business is catering, for instance, show up at the...