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  • Germany: Whole New Neighbourhoods without Churches

    02/24/2013 4:29:07 PM PST · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 1 October 2012 | Enza Ferreri
    In Germany, architecture is being "de-Christianized". Entire new neighbourhoods and urban areas are being built without a church in them: churches are just not planned in the projects, as if nobody even thought of them. The German Catholic news site Kreuz reports on this phenomenon with examples from an article by architecture critic Dankwart Guratzsch in the daily Die Welt. In Stuttgart, a large new district was built for 12,000 residents without a church. In Hamburg, another new neighbourhood for 12,000 residents was created without a church. Not only that: to realize this project, 19 churches were closed down, probably...
  • Civil Unions And The “Conservative” Enablers Of The Progressive Agenda

    02/24/2013 10:51:53 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-13 | Dave the Sage
    Recently I received the invitation below from a group known as “Liberty on the Rocks”. Are you a libertarian looking to meet others in the Denver area? Want to learn more about libertarian ideals? This isn't about party politics, it's about what's right and how to fight for it. LOTR is not looking for how you vote, but what you believe. Is it in peace? Liberty? Or tyranny, violence and oppression? If you value the former ideals than LOTR happy hour is the network for you! We'll be joined for a 20-minute discussion (followed by q & a) by Joe...
  • College educations creating plenty of debt but not much skill

    02/24/2013 8:41:12 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 48 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/24/13 | Jerry Todd
    Our children’s opportunities to learn based on technological advances has been more than offset by the loss of appreciation of literature and the humanities – including history, theology, philosophy and even economics. Our old friend Jon T. Barton, a classical violinist wrote an 800 page 2 volume work called “The Bible in Western Literature.” He co-authored with attorney John Whitehead a 1981 book, “Schools on Fire” – a prophetic work warning of the now deplorable and unnecessarily expensive condition of American education. I met a young man recently with a degree in “Environmental Studies” from screwball UCal/Santa Cruz, home of...
  • Abolish The Income Tax: You Won’t Believe Who Is Getting Away With Paying Zero Taxes

    02/24/2013 6:40:27 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/21/2013 | Michael Snyder
    The federal income tax is a bad joke and it needs to be abolished. All over the nation, hard working American families are being absolutely crushed by oppressive levels of taxation, and our politicians are constantly coming up with new ways to extract money from all of us every single year. Meanwhile, many ultra-wealthy Americans and many of the most profitable corporations in the country pay little to nothing in taxes. In fact, as you will see below, there are dozens of very prominent corporations that make billions of dollars in profits and yet don't pay a dime in...
  • The Impact of the Sequester on Communities Across America (Bring a crying towel & a bucket)

    02/23/2013 4:36:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Center for American Progress ^ | February 22, 2013 | Anna Chu
    In just one week our nation faces yet another manufactured fiscal crisis. This time a refusal to compromise by conservative leaders in Congress would lead to massive, damaging across-the-board spending cuts on March 1, potentially dragging the economy back into recession and hurting American families by slashing critical investments in job training, public health, and public safety. The spending cuts, also known as the “sequester,” are a direct result of a long push by conservatives to take the nation’s economy hostage in order to secure massive, harmful spending cuts. In the summer of 2011, in exchange for agreeing to pay...
  • Entrepreneurs Say Business Is Good for Personal Lives

    02/23/2013 4:16:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    BusinessNewsDaily ^ | February 14, 2013 | David Mielach
    A third of all small business owners in a recent survey say their family life and their relationships have improved as a result of owning their own business. Small business owners also are more likely to be married than other workers are, researchers found. Sixty percent of the 1,100 small business owners in the poll say they are married, which is 10 percentage points higher than the national average. Small business owners also place a high emphasis on their personal relationships. Eighty-seven percent say they value their personal relationships at least as much as their business. And 80 percent say...
  • Brown University to Pay for Students’ Sex Change Surgeries

    02/23/2013 11:39:03 AM PST · by OneVike · 14 replies
    Universal Judeo-Christian News ^ | 2/23/13 | Heather clark
    A university located in one of the most historical cities in America and founded as a Baptist institution has announced that it plans to begin covering the costs of the sex change operations of its students. Brown University in Providence, a city founded by Roger Williams as a refuge for those who were persecuted for their faith, states that its student health insurance plan will now cover “sexual reassignment surgeries” and 14 types of treatments for students desiring to switch genders. It notes that procedures normally cost up to $50,000 per person, and therefore, can be out of reach...
  • TODAY, 2/23, IS THE DAY OF RESISTANCE!

    02/23/2013 11:01:47 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 4 replies
    TPNN - TEA PARTY NEWS NETWORK ^ | February 23, 2013 | Jennifer Burke
    Today is the Day of Resistance! In over 120 cities across this great land, Americans will gather to take a stand for freedom and for the Constitution...
  • On The Relative Size Of The Police And The Civilian Firearms Markets

    02/23/2013 7:05:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Extrano's Alley, a gun blog ^ | 20 February, 2012 | Stranger
    During 2012, Americans purchased more than 18,500,000 new and used firearms. From all appearances, more than 11,000,000 (eleven million) of those guns were new. The total number of guns sold to the police and the military is less certain, but some things can be inferred. To begin with, there are approximately 800,000 police officers. If their guns are replaced every ten years, that is a total of 80,000 guns a year. If you add other municipal employees who regularly carry, such as animal control officers and some inspectors, you have a potential market of 100,000 guns a year. Civilian market...
  • Friday Afternoon Roundup - And The Seas Go Dry

    02/23/2013 5:28:35 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | February 22, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    THE BEST DEFENSE IS A DUMB LOOK ON YOUR FACE The former mayor of Bell, California, was too stupid and uneducated to know his $100,000 salary for the part-time city job was illegal, his lawyer argued today. Oscar Hernandez is illiterate, has no high school degree and didn’t even finish elementary school Dem Mayor Claims He Was Too Stupid To Know Stealing is a Crime FORWARD TO DEFEAT During the Bush administration there were only two American commanders of the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan. Under Obama there have so far been five. There has been a new...
  • America’s New Mandarins: Paths to power & success are narrowing So's the worldview of the powerful

    02/22/2013 10:14:51 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 21, 2013 | Megan McArdle
    Yesterday, I wrote about the silliness of requiring a file clerk to have a college degree. This morning, a friend sent me the following note about the narrowing of opportunity in modern America: Random thought inspired by the NYT article re: requiring BAs for everything and your post, especially the note about your IT team and their varied backgrounds, which is far less likely to be true today. It seems to me that a similar version of that narrowing-entry option is occurring in many fields You've written in the past about how the top banks have steadily narrowed the pool...
  • Federal Appellate Courts Continue Crackdown On Plaintiff Attorneys' Fees In Class Action Cases

    02/22/2013 2:39:42 PM PST · by AtlasStalled · 2 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/22/13 | Friends of Ours
    Federal appellate courts across the country increasingly are reversing settlement agreements and fee applications approved by the lower court judges in class action cases. Yesterday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit "threw out a class-action settlement" in an antitrust action involving baby products "that would have paid the lawyers who negotiated it more than four times as much as their clients" -- $14 million to the lawyers and only $3 million to the class -- as reported by Daniel Fisher for Forbes: "it acknowledged the 'potential for conflict' between lawyers primarily interested in a fee and their...
  • While a cowardly media is refusing to report it, "Knockout" is entertaining thugs on our streets

    02/22/2013 12:45:54 PM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here’s some good news: Demetrius Murphy, one of the original members of a gang of Black teenagers who roam the streets of St. Louis attacking people as they “play” the Knockout Game, is dead. He was shot and killed recently while preparing to break into the wrong home and met someone who was armed and not afraid to defend himself. It happened that the home owner is White and Murphy was Black. In ordinary times this shouldn’t mean anything, but in this case it does. Murphy instigated this confrontation because he preferred White victims – well actually any victims but...
  • Introducing... Doomsday Dating!

    02/22/2013 11:44:19 AM PST · by Old Sarge · 18 replies
    www.doomsday.com ^ | 22 FEB 2013
    Okay, Folks, here's what would be the next logical evolution in disaster preparedness: a Preppers' Dating Site! DoomsdayDating.com offers a link to preppers to meet and greet and do all those things that dating sites all over the web already do; just focused on the prepper community. There are also links of interest along the sidebars, and a few prepper-oriented ads.
  • Did Supreme Court clerks fail to pass Obama Conference information to 5 Justices?

    02/22/2013 10:25:19 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | George Spelvin
    A stunning press release by Obama eligibility challenger, Attorney Orly Taitz is revealing “…clerks of the Supreme Court NEVER forwarded to five out of the nine justices one single page of pleadings nor the Supplemental Brief” so they could review details prior to last Friday’s (Feb. 15, 2013) conference! Her case, Noonan v. Bowen, (CA Secretary of State) seeks relief in the form of a stay of election results of the Presidential election of Barack Hussein Obama because of his lack of citizenship, problematic Birth Certificate posted on the internet, plus non verifiable Social Security and Selective Service records and...
  • Lawmakers "accidentally" legalize warrantless invasion of gun owner's homes

    02/22/2013 10:21:02 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Doug Book
    Lawmakers in Washington State have accidentally written a bill permitting police to invade private homes for the purpose of confiscating “illegal” guns and accessories, such as magazines which hold over 10 rounds. (1) According to Senate Bill 5737, introduced on February 13th by Democrat State Senators Murray, Kohl-Welles and Kline, no one may possess an “assault weapon” or the combination of a semi-automatic pistol or rifle capable of using a detachable magazine AND any magazine that can hold more than 10 rounds of ammo. Happily, however, you ARE allowed to possess an UNLOADED assault weapon “…for the purpose of permanently...
  • "Like a Good Neighbor, State Farm is there," but "THERE" will soon be Texas, not Illinois

    02/22/2013 10:17:00 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 36 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/22/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    State Farm, the nationally knowninsurance chain headquartered in Bloomington Illinois, has apparently had its fill of “The Land of Lincoln’s” confiscatory taxes. The 800 million dollar company is reported to have purchased “substantial workspace” in the Dallas, Texas area. The giant insurance firm’s workers are being kept in the dark reportedly to avoid “alarming them” but is it their workers or the State of Illinois they would like to keep in the dark about this move? If this doesn’t signal State Farm’s coming dash out of Illinois’s clutches what could it mean? A knowledgeable Dallas real estate insider has called...
  • Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom

    02/22/2013 8:58:59 AM PST · by Travis McGee · 74 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | February 20th, 2013 | Matt Bracken
    Democide: Socialism, Tyranny, Guns and Freedom Democide is the elimination of a despised group by a government. It includes genocide, politicide, and other forms of state-sponsored mass murder. The hated minority headed for extermination may be defined by religious, racial, political, class, cultural or other attributes. Between 200 and 260 million people were the victims of democide in the 20th century, several times more than were killed in international wars during that period. The first widely studied modern democide occurred in Turkey between 1915 and 1923, when the Turkish government decided to eliminate the country’s Christian minority, primarily ethnic Armenians...
  • Krugman, Death Panels, And The Disabled

    02/22/2013 8:03:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | Feb 16, 2013 | Anthony 'AC' Castellitto
    Krugman, Death Panels, And The Disabled February 16, 2013 By Anthony 'AC' Castellitto “We’re going to need more revenue…it will require some sort of middle class taxes as well…And we’re also going to…have to make decisions about health care, not pay for health care that has no demonstrated medical benefits…death panels and sales taxes is how we do this.” -Paul Krugman
  • Report: El Chapo Killed In Guatemalan Shootout

    02/22/2013 7:59:40 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 11 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 02/22/13 | Friends of Ours
    Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the Forbes-listed billionaire who heads the Sinaloa cartel, may have died in a shootout with rival narcos in Guatemala's northern Peten province as reported by Sonia Perez for The Associated Press. However, it's still too early to pop the champagne, dance in the streets and celebrate with joy on the hopeful news because "officials stressed late Thursday that they had not yet found any bodies or even confirmed a shootout happened." Guatemala is among the major transit points for cocaine smuggled from Colombia through Central America and Mexico before reaching crazed druggies in the United States....