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  • BUILDING AN ISLAMIC STATE IN AMERICA, ONE CHURCH AT A TIME

    08/27/2015 9:55:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 27, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Churches fall, mosques rise. Across Europe, thousands of churches have closed and many of them have become mosques. The St. Mark’s Cathedral in London survived Nazi bombers in WW2, but fell to a new invasion and became the New Peckham Mosque. In France, where there are now more Muslims than practicing Catholics, the Islamic colonists demanded that thousands of empty churches be turned into mosques. The Capernaum Church in Germany has become the Al-Nour Islamic Center. In Amsterdam, the St. Ignatius Church was transformed into the Fatih Camii Mosque. Its name means ‘The Conqueror’s Mosque’. The original Fatih Camii Mosque...
  • Swiss Catholic bishops enlist pro-gay activist to author their report for Synod

    08/28/2015 10:30:00 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 1 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/28/15 | Maike Hickson
    While the Swiss Bishop Vitus Huonder of the Diocese of Chur is still under public criticism for upholding the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church on homosexuality, the Swiss Bishops' Conference is coming under pressure because of its alliance with a man who has been himself promoting the homosexual and gender agenda for many years. Dr. Arnd Bünker is the head of the Swiss Institute for Pastoral Sociology, which wrote the Swiss Bishops' Conference much-criticized report in preparation for the upcoming 2015 Synod of Bishops on the Family in Rome. The report explicitly and insistently requests that the Church cease...
  • “Obama: Many more in US die from gun-related incidents than from terrorism”

    08/28/2015 10:22:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/28/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    Robert Spencer has been revealing the truth about Islam and its murderous minions for many years. The article below, taken by Spencer from the Blaze, reviews Barack Obama’s extraordinary reaction to the murder of reporter Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward by a “disgruntled” former work mate. “Watch What Obama Says About Gun Violence and Terrorism When Asked About WDBJ Shooting,” by Oliver Darcy, The Blaze, August 26, 2015: an excerpt “…In an interview with WPVI-TV, the president reacted to the killing of 24-year-old reporter Alison Parker and 27-year-old photojournalist Adam Ward. “It breaks my heart every time you read...
  • Pope Francis' Vatican Sends “Blessing” to Publisher of Homosexual-Friendly Books for Children

    08/28/2015 10:23:45 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 46 replies
    Catholic Family News ^ | 8/28/15 | John Vennari
    August 28: Pope Francis reportedly sent an encouraging letter to lesbian founder of publishing house for children’s books. Today’s Il Giornale reports, “The Pope blesses gender ideology books. To the author he writes: “Go ahead.” The report continues, “Pope Francis still amazes, writing a long letter to the author of the books that the mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, wanted to ban from its schools. After the Synod on the family that threatens to split the church, the Pope again lines up in defense of the same-sex couples.” Francesca Pardi, founder with her partner Maria Silvia Fiengo of the publishing...
  • An Open Rant Aimed at Those Who Would Repeal the Second Amendment

    08/28/2015 9:10:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    We should be absolutely clear about what Delaney is arguing here: He is a) agreeing with Jefferson that “laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind,” b) contending that “progress” suggests that the individual right to keep and bear arms is now counterproductive, and c) concluding that it is time therefore to make a “change in law and constitution” — in other words, to repeal the Second Amendment. This, it is true, is not a mainstream position on the American Left — at least, it is not one that is argued openly. But...
  • Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears [Revelation 13]

    08/28/2015 8:33:21 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 6 replies
    My Way ^ | 8/27/2015 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display. Obama has made no secret of his affection for the outspoken pope, calling him a "transformative leader" whose influence has transcended the Roman Catholic community. The pope has embraced many of the issues Obama has sought to advance, including...
  • Pope Francis sends letter praising gay children's book

    08/28/2015 8:38:05 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 145 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Aug. 28, 2015 | Rosie Scammell
    Italian book that explores different family types including same sex was banned by mayor of Venice, but pontiff becomes unlikely supporter ... In the book, the egg encounters a pair of gay penguins, lesbian rabbits successfully bringing up a family, as well as other family models, including a single parent hippo, a mixed race dog couple, and kangaroos that have adopted polar bear cubs... Now Pardi has found an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who through his staff has written to the author praising her work. “His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it...
  • Italian lesbian author gets papal blessing

    08/28/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 54 replies
    Yahoo News India ^ | 8/28/2015 | Staff
    Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday. As Vatican officials scrambled to clarify that the message was simply a standard courtesy which did not signal any change in Church teaching on the subject, the author told AFP she had been pleasantly surprised to have received such a positive response. Francesca Pardi, who writes and publishes books such as "Why you have two mummies", wrote to Francis in June after the publishing company she runs with her wife...
  • Holy Hatred (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/28/2015 8:52:21 AM PDT · by metmom · 5 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Hate evil, you who love the Lord" (Ps. 97:10). God’s hatred for evil is an extension of His love. After spending this month exploring fifteen characteristics of godly love, it might seem odd to shift suddenly to the topic of hatred. Additionally, "holy hatred" will sound like a contradiction in terms to those who view all hatred as evil. But love and hate are inseparable. You can't truly love something and be complacent about the things that oppose or threaten it. If you love your spouse, you hate anything that would defile or injure him or her. If you love...
  • Pope Under Pressure As Half A Million Catholics Urge Him To Reaffirm Traditional Marriage

    08/28/2015 8:06:44 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Nick Hallett
    More than 500,000 Catholics, including many senior clerics, have signed a petition calling on Pope Francis to reaffirm traditional teaching on marriage and the family after months of confusion over his supposed liberal stance on the issue.
  • The long, slow death of the rule of law in America

    08/27/2015 5:39:09 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 67 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 27, 2015 | TROY SENIK
    The most disturbing aspect of the scandal around Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server during her tenure as secretary of state is not the former first lady’s penchant for secrecy. What’s truly unsettling is that it has been widely taken as read among both the media and the general public that Mrs. Clinton will likely avoid serious legal consequences for her behavior because the Justice Department is ultimately answerable to President Obama – and Democrats will not use the instruments of government to destroy one of their own. Whether that eventually proves true, the sentiment itself reveals a...
  • Judge blocks Obama EPA rule as federal power grab over state waters

    08/27/2015 2:44:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 27, 2015 | James MacPherson - Associated Press
    BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal judge in North Dakota on Thursday blocked a new Obama administration rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some state waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson of North Dakota issued a temporary injunction against a the rule, which gives the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Army Corps of Engineers authority to protect some streams, tributaries and wetlands under the Clean Water Act. The rule was scheduled to take effect Friday. “The risk of irreparable harm to the states is both imminent and likely,” Judge Erickson said in blocking the rule from taking effect....
  • To Donald Trump: Tell EPA Poisoners “You’re Fired

    08/26/2015 8:34:15 PM PDT · by kathsua · 5 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 27th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Some irresponsible employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may have given Donald Trump an issue that could put him in the White House. Even those of us who didn’t regularly watch Trump’s television show “The Apprentice” know his signature phrase is “You’re fired”.
  • World Meeting of Families president supported pro-abortion, gay ‘marriage’ candidates: report

    08/26/2015 4:08:24 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews | 8/25/15 | Lisa Bourne
    The president of the upcoming papal event in Philadelphia backed political candidates who support homosexual “marriage” and abortion, including a former Planned Parenthood director, a new report says. World Meeting of Families President Robert Ciaruffoli gave thousands of dollars to several pro-abortion and pro-homosexual candidates over the last 16 years, according to the Lepanto Institute, one that founded a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood facility and opposed restriction of interstate transportation of minors for abortion. While Ciaruffoli did contribute to a number of candidates who uphold life and marriage, the report says, his record of support for those promoting abortion and homosexuality...
  • Vatican backs plan to name Rome square for Martin Luther

    08/26/2015 7:08:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 35 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | 08/26/2015 | Rosie Scammell
    ROME (RNS) The Vatican has given its backing to a central Rome square being named after Martin Luther, a church reformer excommunicated by the pope nearly 500 years ago. A German Catholic priest and theologian, Luther was a key figure in the Protestant Reformation and sparked considerable controversy by challenging the authority of the Catholic Church. He denounced the corruption he saw among clergy in Rome and believed salvation came through faith alone — views that did not sit well with Pope Leo X. Luther was excommunicated in 1521 and was never allowed to return to the Catholic Church, but...
  • Syriac Catholic Bishop to Be Beatified

    08/26/2015 6:35:09 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki Was Killed in Hatred of the FaithSyriac Catholic Bishop Flavianus Michael Melki, martyred during the "Assyrian Genocide," will soon be called 'blessed.' According to Fides, the bishop will be beatified at the Patriarchal convent of Our Lady of Deliverance in Harissa, Lebanon, on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 29, during a solemn liturgy. Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III will preside over the beatification while numerous Patriarchs and heads of Christian churches of the East from Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are expected to attend. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints,...
  • At Pallium Mass, Cupich Calls for Mercy Toward Nontraditional Families

    08/26/2015 6:27:36 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Crux ^ | 8/23/15 | Michael O'Loughlin
    CHICAGO – Catholics must avoid being rigid, embrace change, and show mercy, not harsh judgment, toward nontraditional families. That was the message from Chicago’s Archbishop Blase Cupich Sunday afternoon after receiving his pallium, a wool stole that is a piece of liturgical regalia symbolizing his connection to the pope, from the papal ambassador to the United States. In a 15-minute homily, Cupich said bishops and other Catholics should avoid “absolutizing one particular era” by remembering the richness and diversity of their faith. At the same time, the Church should be “open to new avenues and creativity when it comes to...
  • USCCB Approves Initiative To Round All Traditionally Built Churches By End Of Next Year [Satire]

    08/26/2015 6:26:57 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops announced that they have approved an initiative to “round out” all remaining traditionally built churches by the end of next year, USCCB secretary to the president bishop Jonathon Garner announced early this morning.“This is a long time coming,” an ecstatic Garner told EOTT. “We’re excited to finally give all parishioners the opportunity to finally get more involved in the Mass.”Garner also said that during the renovation, parishioners would be invited to “come together as one family by sitting around the altar,” which, he emphasized, was one of the most essential aspects...
  • Trump on His Favorite Bible Verse: ‘That’s Personal’

    08/26/2015 6:12:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 102 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 8/26/15 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on Bloomberg TV’s “With All Due Respect,” host Mark Halperin and John Heilemann asked Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump what his favorite Bible verse is.Trump has said many times on the campaign trail the Bible is his favorite book.Heilemann asked, “You mentioned the Bible and talked about how it was your favorite book and you said, I think last night on in Iowa, some people are surprised you say that. I am wondering what one or two of your most favorite Bible verses are and why?”Trump answered, “I wouldn’t want to get into it because to me that’s very...
  • NASA sees unavoidable sea level rise ahead

    08/26/2015 1:46:25 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies
    AFP on Yahoo News ^ | 8/26/15 | Kerry Sheridan
    Miami (AFP) - Sea levels are rising around the world, and the latest satellite data suggests that three feet (one meter) or more is unavoidable in the next 100-200 years, NASA scientists said Wednesday. Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than ever, and oceans are warming and expanding much more rapidly than they have in years past. Rising seas will have "profound impacts" around the world, said Michael Freilich, director of NASA's Earth Science Division. "More than 150 million people, most of them in Asia, live within one meter of present sea level," he said. Low-lying US...
  • Oil’s Down, Gasoline Isn’t — What’s Up With That?

    A little more than a year ago, oil prices were above $100 a barrel. The national average for gasoline was in the $3.50 range. In late spring, oil was $60-ish and the national average for gas was around $2.70. The price of a barrel of oil has plunged to $40 and below—yet, prices at the pump are just slightly less than they were when oil was almost double what it is today. Oil and gasoline prices usually travel up or down in sync. But a few weeks ago the trend lines crossed and oil continued the sharp decline while gasoline...
  • Palestinians want to raise flag at UN headquarters

    08/26/2015 12:13:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Yedioth Ahronoth ^ | 08.26.15, 08:36 | (AP, Reuters)
    The Palestinians are seeking to raise their flags at UN headquarters in New York, in a resolution proposing to allow non-member observer states—the Palestinians and the Vatican—to display their flag with the 193 member states—just in time for Pope Francis’ visit next month. Supporters of the idea hope the UN General Assembly will adopt a resolution on the flag-raising shortly before the pope arrives. They’re betting that the United States or other allies of Israel will not block the plan and risk offending the Holy See on Francis’ first US visit. But the Vatican on Tuesday asked the Palestinian UN...
  • The ‘Cult’ of Climate Change (née Global Warming)

    08/26/2015 8:45:34 AM PDT · by Signalman · 10 replies
    WUWT ^ | 8/26/2016 | Anthony Watts
    This is the opinion of Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Dr. Ivar Giaever , Prof. Richard Lindzen, and many others. Climate change alarmism has a surprising number of attributes of a medieval or even ancient religion. Nevertheless, real religions have some pre-requisites, like a tradition spanning at least few generations. So the proper name for climate alarmism is a cult. And these are the telltale attributes: 1) Climate alarmists pretend to possess indisputable truths about the past, present, and future. From minute details of the paleoclimate to the world state 200 years in the future, alarmists know everything. 2) The alarmist...
  • Feds Tell Teachers To Push Renewable Energy in Class -- Kids Can ‘Save the Planet’

    08/25/2015 9:03:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Penny Starr
    Teachers heading back to the classroom will be adding renewable energy to the curriculum to mold future “energy leaders to save the planet,” thanks to a summer training program run by the Department of Energy (DOE) and the Smithsonian Science Education Academies for Teachers. “By teaching the teacher, events like this one make a powerful impact on public understanding of America’s energy needs,” states a back-to-school announcement [1]posted on the DOE website earlier this month. “This year’s academy has just graduated a pool of motivated teachers, ready to arm the next generation of energy leaders to save the planet!” said...
  • Mankind threatened by global cooling, not warming

    08/25/2015 7:54:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 37 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Bob Unruh
    As the Obama administration creates policy based on the premise that the planet is warming, more and more scientists are concluding the real danger is global cooling. One recently painted this scenario: Food shortages from crop failures brought on by cold weather during the summers will produce civil unrest, as in “huge civil unrest.” “There’s no question of will it occur … but exactly when,” said David Dilley, a former NOAA meteorologist and the current senior research scientist at Global Weather Oscillations. He gave a presentation recently on “Mind Your Own Business TV” with Debi Davis.
  • The green mirage—and con job

    06/28/2015 5:28:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/28/15 | Paul Driessen & Tom Tamarkin
    Musk, Schmidt, Simons and billionaire buddies build empire based on climate and energy BS Elon Musk and his fellow barons of Climate Crisis, Inc. recently got a huge boost from Pope Francis. Musk et al. say fossil fuels are causing unprecedented warming and weather disasters. The Pope agrees and says Catholics must “ask God for a positive outcome” to negotiations over another UN climate treaty. It matters not that the predicted calamities are not happening. There has been no warming in 19 years, no category 3-5 hurricanes making US landfall for a record 9-1/2 years, indeed none of the over-hyped...
  • Glenn Beck Requests Information Download on Maurice Strong (Vanity)

    05/12/2010 6:32:02 PM PDT · by Errant · 175 replies · 3,722+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12 May 2010 | Glenn Beck
    Glenn Beck tonight requested everyone watching the show to begin downloading everything possible on a Mr. Maurice Strong. According to Beck, Maurice Strong is one of the "Big Fish" involved in the global warming scam.Beck requested the information download to prevent operatives "hinting at the Whitehouse" from scrubbing the internet of relevant information concerning Mr. Strong.
  • The week that was: George Soros and Tom Steyer take their lumps

    08/22/2015 3:30:10 PM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    California Watchdog ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    It’s been a bad week for billionaires and climate change activists Tom Steyer and George Soros. Soros is being labeled a hypocrite for making a $2 million investment in coal while Steyer is catching flak after an investigation by Associated Press revealed that a California proposition Steyer backed in 2012 has not translated into the green energy generation and jobs that were promised.
  • New book argues that social sciences are critical to climate conversation

    08/22/2015 3:43:33 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    themarketbusiness.com ^ | Richard Irwin
    “Though additional work always remains, the physical sciences have completed their core task when it comes to climate change,” says Bill McKibben... "What we don’t know is how to stop ourselves from harming the climate, which is why this book and the social sciences are so important.” Edited by environmental sociologists Robert J. Brulle, PhD, a professor in Drexel University’s College of Arts and Sciences, and Riley E. Dunlap, a professor at Oklahoma State University, the book highlights new things by presenting climate change as a completely social phenomenon, implanted in behaviors, institutions and cultural practices. “We need to develop...
  • Islamic Leaders Want A Jihad Against Global Warming

    08/22/2015 12:49:46 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    A group of influential Muslims is calling on others of their faith to wage a jihad on global warming, and is calling on Islamic governments to reduce their use of fossil fuels ahead of the United Nations climate summit in Paris this year. “Excessive pollution from fossil fuels threatens to destroy the gifts bestowed on us by God, whom we know as Allah – gifts such as a functioning climate, healthy air to breathe, regular seasons, and living oceans,” wrote Islamic leaders from 20 countries after attending a summit in Istanbul, Turkey. “We are driven to conclude from these warnings...
  • Apple and Google Pour Billions Down a Green Drain

    08/22/2015 1:24:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 17 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | August 22, 2015 | By Steve Goreham
    Business has been captured by Climatism, the belief that humans are causing dangerous global warming. Leading businesses announce plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, purchase renewable energy, use vehicle biofuels, and buy carbon credits. But there is no evidence that commercial policies to “fight” climate change have any measureable effect on global temperatures. Apple and Google, the darling companies of the millennial generation, have spent billions trying to halt global warming. Apple has brought us the Mac personal computer, the I-Phone, the I-Pad, and other trend-setting electronic devices, becoming the world’s highest-valued company. Google has been called the most innovative...
  • Bernie Sanders brings presidential ‘mania’ to conservative SC

    08/21/2015 4:49:44 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    The State ^ | 8/21/15 | Jim Self
    The conservative Upstate got a taste of “Bernie-mania” on Friday.Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders drew roughly 2,800 people to the TD Convention Center for the self-described democratic socialist’s first campaign event in the state. The U.S. senator, an independent from Vermont, spoke for about an hour, delivering a fiery speech on why he thinks the United States has failed to deliver enough jobs, wages, education and healthcare to the middle and working classes, and to protect them under the law, based on their racial, sexual or income status. The crowd came from near and far – some from the Greenville...
  • Iran and the 'Francis Factor' (Pope will address Congress)

    08/22/2015 9:09:23 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 9 replies
    politico ^ | Aug 21 2015 | Mahal Toosi
    Members of Congress trying to derail the Iran nuclear deal will have to contend with the “Francis Factor.” By sheer scheduling luck — let’s just say it probably wasn’t what House Speaker John Boehner intended — Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/08/iran-deal-pope-francis-vote-121602.html#ixzz3jYpWOzQe
  • Will the Pope endorse Bernie Sanders for President?

    08/22/2015 11:47:24 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 88 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 21, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    If the Republican establishment thinks it has a problem with Donald Trump, just wait until the Pope visits America next month and endorses socialist Bernie Sanders for president. Such a move, which is not beyond the realm of possibility, would put the head of the Roman Catholic Church firmly in the Democratic Party camp during a critical election year in which Republicans hope to turn back the tide of transformational Marxism represented by President Barack Obama. A story on a Catholic news site, "Is Pope Francis going to endorse...Bernie Sanders?!", looks seriously at the possibility. The article noted that the...
  • Teacher Protests Union’s Planned Parenthood Donations, Fights for Ability to Donate to Pro-Life...

    08/21/2015 2:25:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailysignal.com ^ | August 19, 2015 | Kate Scanlon
    FULL TITLE: Teacher Protests Union’s Planned Parenthood Donations, Fights for Ability to Donate to Pro-Life Charity A Pennsylvania teacher is suing the state’s largest teachers union, the Pennsylvania State Education Association, for preventing her from donating her nonmember fees to a pro-life charity. In an interview with The Daily Signal, Linda Misja, a teacher at Apollo-Ridge High School, said she has never paid for representation by the union, which she does not want. She said joining the union would violate her religious beliefs. Misja, a devout Catholic, objects to the union’s decision to donate to Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest...
  • PC GOP Sweats "Anchor Baby" Term, As Trump Plans for Victory

    08/21/2015 2:15:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There's a story here in TheHill.com: "Donald Trump Zeroing in on Victory Strategy." This story is about how Trump's people are already planning their strategy for winning the presidential election. There is an assumption they are going to win the nomination fight, and so they're already planning strategy for the general election. And of course, wait a minute, this is way too premature, they're taking their eye off the ball here and they're assuming way too much. We have the fight being waged, just to show you that we still have a lot to learn. On our side of...
  • If You Still Support Planned Parenthood, You Are Simply Not a Decent Person

    08/21/2015 1:45:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    blaze.com ^ | Aug. 20, 2015 | Matt Walsh
    The latest Planned Parenthood video is out. This time, it’s revealed that living babies with beating hearts are being sold and dissected. One might think this is big news. One might think this is the biggest news going on right now. One might think the whole country should stop in its tracks and focus intently on this story. One might think that any decent human being would be overcome by a bitter, violent, passionate anger at these Planned Parenthood revelations. One might think we’d all be moved to do something. Do something, damn it. Do something. But one is clearly...
  • Planned Parenthood and the silence of the Church

    08/21/2015 1:42:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    christiantoday.com ^ | 21 August 2015 | David Robertson
    Having taken a six-week break from social media, the internet and writing, it was with a sense of trepidation that I emerged from my cocoon. What has been going on in the world? In seeking to catch up I read over newsfeeds, papers and websites, and found there is one issue that stands out – mainly because apart from in US Christian circles, the silence has been deafening. I am talking, of course, about the Planned Parenthood videos. I am sure that most readers on Christian Today will be aware of the basics of the story – how the Center...
  • Capitalism-Hating Marxist Professor Rakes In $170,000 Per Year At U. Wisconsin

    08/21/2015 2:24:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/21/2015 | Eric Owens
    One of the leading lights of Marxism on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison brings home a sweet salary of $170,000 per year. The well-heeled sociology professor is Erik Olin Wright .. The tenured, capitalism-hating professor’s annual salary of $170,000 is $117,587 greater than the household income of a typical Wisconsin family and is in the top 2 percent of all Americans. Whil an average middle-class family in Wisconsin survives on $4,368 per month, the Marxist professor enjoys a cushy monthly income of $14,166. He will teach exactly two courses in the fall semester for this princely sum. ......
  • Immigration Could Get Push From Pope Francis When He Visits the USA

    08/21/2015 1:03:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 08/21/2015 | Emily Wilkins
    Many advocates for revamping immigration laws have tried to coax Congress into action over the years, but a particularly powerful one will be arriving next month: Pope Francis. Lawmakers and immigration activists expect the pontiff’s message will resonate beyond Capitol Hill and inspire members of Congress and their constituents. The pope's U.S. schedule includes an address to Congress on Sept. 24 and a meeting two days later with immigrants and Hispanic families at Philadelphia’s Independence Mall. “He’s been clear on our failure to respond appropriately to immigrants and refugees,” Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., told CQ. “I don’t think anyone will...
  • Occupy Vatican

    08/21/2015 10:50:51 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 17 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/19/15 | Elizabeth Yore
    "This is a Machiavellian Pope. His encyclical is a very good issue for us progressives.” ~Tom Hayden, 60s radical, former environmental advisor to Gov. Jerry Brown The echo chamber from the anarchists at Occupy Wall Street chanting ‘down with the 1%’ reverberates in the pontifical palaces at the Vatican. Although the ‘60s radicals are greying, they are still around wreaking havoc. In 2011, they dusted off their Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, armed with Molotov cocktails, drugs, and revolutionary rage, and headed for lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. Make no mistake, the Occupy Wall Street (Occupy) movement was fomented by socialists from...
  • Donald Trump Says Global Warming Is a Hoax

    08/21/2015 10:31:30 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 102 replies
    weupit ^ | August 21, 2015 | James Planas
    Donald Trumps winning position among Republican presidential candidates in Iowa’s CNN/ORC poll should prompt us to pay more attention to what he really says and does. And it’s not about some controversial comments that provide him with the cover page of a national news magazine, but words which can show us his true opinions on the most important national and global issues. One of these matters is the subject of global warming, and if you agree that it truly exists, you won’t be happy to know what Trump has to say. urnalists from Think Progress took a look at the...
  • Russian ruble hits 75 to the euro as slide worsens

    08/21/2015 1:00:14 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 22 replies
    AFP ^ | 20 Aug 15 | Unknown
    Moscow (AFP) - Russia's battered ruble fell Thursday on the back of weaker oil prices to more than 75 to the euro for the first time in over six months, deepening its recent decline. The ruble also tumbled against the dollar to near 67.44, its weakest against the greenback since February. Russia's currency has fallen more than 20 percent against the dollar in the past two months, sparking fears of more instability after a period of relative recovery. Russia's economy has slumped into recession amid lower oil prices and Western sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
  • Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels

    08/21/2015 7:14:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 20, 2015 | 4:54 PM EDT | Barbara Hollingsworth
    We have a “moral imperative” to burn carbon dioxide-emitting fossil fuels because the energy they provide is a “liberator” of humanity, says Dr. John Christy, a climatologist and director of the Earth System Science Center at the University of Alabama, Huntsville. “We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into the energy that offers life to humanity in a world that would otherwise be brutal,” Christy wrote in a recent op-ed. “On the contrary, we are good people for doing so.” He also challenged what he says are contradictions in Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, in...
  • Kansas Federation of College Republicans adopts resolution opposing death penalty

    08/20/2015 8:04:25 PM PDT · by posterchild · 17 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | Aug 20, 2015 | Peter Hancock
    TOPEKA — The Kansas Federation of College Republicans recently voted unanimously to adopt a resolution calling for repeal of the state's death penalty law, a sign that capital punishment may be on its last legs in the state. “More young conservatives like myself recognize that our broken and fallible system of capital punishment in no way matches up with our conservative values,” Dalton Glasscock, a Wichita State University student and chairman of the federation, said in a news release Thursday. "By ending the death penalty, Kansas has an opportunity to promote a culture of life and fiscal responsibility. As Republicans...
  • Facebook tells Catholic priest to lose his title on site [Msgr Pope]

    08/20/2015 6:55:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/15 | Cody Derespina
    Monsignor Charles Pope has held his title in the Catholic Church for 10 years.“More people call me ‘Monsignor’ than call me ‘Charles,’” the soft-spoken Washington, D.C.-area priest told FoxNews.com on Thursday.So Pope was perplexed earlier this week when Facebook informed him, after six years using the social-networking service, that they didn’t think he was using his real name.“I thought it was a scam,” Pope said.It wasn’t.Facebook’s policy is to not allow titles on personal site profiles, a spokesman explained, something that goes for religious figures just as much as for politicians and celebrities. There is more flexibility for a Facebook...
  • Does Francis think Cardinal Kasper is right?

    08/20/2015 6:37:28 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | August 20, 2015 | Fr. Raymond de Souza
    For 18 months, since Pope Francis invited Cardinal Walter Kasper to address the February 2014 consistory of cardinals, the question of whether the divorced and civilly remarried can receive the sacraments has been front and centre. Every time the “Kasper proposal” has been rejected, Pope Francis has kept the discussion going, to the extent that it will now dominate the synod on the family to be held in October. Francis did not express himself directly on the question during months of debate, leaving Catholics to speculate on what he thought. In his general audience on August 5 he address­ed it...
  • U.S. oil CEO Hamm goes out on a limb, scraps hedges

    11/06/2014 5:24:50 AM PST · by ryan71 · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/06/2014 | Ernest Scheyder, Jonathan Leff and Jessica Resnick-Ault
    WILLISTON N.D. (Reuters) - Harold Hamm, the chief executive of North Dakota oil producer Continental Resources Inc , has stunned a bearish crude market by scrapping all of the company's hedges - a bold bet that prices will recover soon after sliding some 25 percent. Related Stories [$$] Saudi Oil Price Cut Scrambles Market The Wall Street Journal Saudi price cuts send New York oil prices to 3-year low AFP [$$] Saudi Price Cut Upends Oil Market The Wall Street Journal Gulf oil producers seen riding out price plunge AFP [$$] Occidental Petroleum’s Profit Falls 24% The Wall Street Journal...
  • Mine’s owner says he tried to keep out EPA but was threatened with fines

    08/20/2015 10:28:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The owner of the Colorado’s Gold King Mine says he tried to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from gaining access to his property, but that he relented after the agency threatened to pound him with ruinous fines if he refused. Mine owner Todd Hennis said that he had little choice four years ago but to allow in an EPA-led crew, which triggered the Aug. 5 blowout that sent 3 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater down the Animas River. “When you are a small guy and you’re having a $35,000 a day fine accrue against you, you have...
  • Lightning Strikes Valero Texas City Refinery, Fire Erupts

    08/20/2015 10:00:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 20 replies
    Oil Pro ^ | 8/20/2015 | Jeff Reed
    Lightning struck an electrical transformer at the Valero refinery in Texas City Thursday morning, causing a fire. Officials with Texas City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) told Houston's ABC affiliate Channel 13 that the lightning strike occurred just before 6:20 am CST this morning. Firefighters on the scene told local media that there is currently oil burning inside of a container at the facility. Derek Duckett, Texas City Emergency Management Coordinator, told the Houston Chronicle that firefighters can't douse the fire with water due to the potential danger from electrical shock. They are now containing the fire to the transformer...