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  • The Giver — Love, Choice, and the Limits of Perfection

    08/30/2014 2:54:46 PM PDT · by TBP · 1 replies
    Celebration Center ^ | August 30, 2014 | Tim Phares, RScP
    “If the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be,” as Yogi Berra once said. If you want to understand what this means, go see The Giver. The Giver is in the great dystopian tradition of Animal Farm and 1984, Brave New World, Atlas Shrugged, The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, and so many more. (It also evoked for me memories of the Ring cycle and Lord of the Rings.) It takes place in a “perfect” society that has eliminated war, pain, suffering, differences and choice. They have created a society where everyone is equal (except those who are “more equal,” of...
  • OH:Cheap Gun Opportunity Cleveland 6 September, 2014

    08/30/2014 2:49:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 31 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Cleveland, Ohio on Saturday, 6 September,  2014.  While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. I have not been able to find any definitive information about where the event will be held, how much will be offered for what firearms, or what the starting and ending times are.  It appears that the event will only collect handguns.   From newsnet5.com: At the handgun buyback event, people can exchange guns for gift cards, no questions asked....
  • Episodelet 55.1: The gang talks with Shaneen Allen

    08/30/2014 9:08:49 AM PDT · by RandallFlagg · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8-26-14 | WeLikeShootingVideos
    This is a firearms podcast that I listen to. They actually were able to have a short interview with Shaneen Allen -a single Mother who's being railroaded by the New Jersey DA and a judge. WeLikeShooting interview
  • 'Yes means yes' standard for sexual encounters in California schools

    08/29/2014 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 63 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 29, 2014 | Rick Moran
    Boy, am I glad I'm not in college anymore California has become the first state to adopt a "yes means yes" standard for sexual encounters. The law "would require 'affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement' by each party to engage in sexual activity." And not just at the outset of the tryst, as this article in the Washington Post explains:
  • Ready for the robot revolution?

    08/29/2014 7:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Ahmed Banafa
    Progress in robotics, from drones to medical applications, is starting to come at a fast clip. Do you want your robot to cook your food, or just deliver it?The days of drones filling the sky and robots roaming in our streets are not far removed from reality anymore, and scenes from movies like Star Wars, Minority Report and I, Robot will be common soon. Just consider some of the ways that robots have started to permeate our lives. Start with Amazon, which is taking to drones in a big way. The online shopping giant started a new phase in high-tech...
  • California Democrats Pass Bill Allowing Illegal Aliens to Practice Medicine

    08/29/2014 6:02:15 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 26 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 29, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    California Democratic State Senator Ricardo Lara of Long Beach, CA hailed the passage of SB-1159, lifting citizenship requirements to the state's Business and Professions code. The bill first proposed by the California Democrat in February of this year, will allow illegal aliens to obtain all professional licenses, including the practice of medicine. Senator Lara, long tied to Latino activist groups long-cited for racist attitudes and rhetoric against white, black and Asian Americans, celebrated the passage with an announcement on Twitter. The bill is largely a "red pen" measure in which Lara and his allies in Sacramento simply amending current California...
  • CO:Woman has Gunfight with Intruders who Steal her SUV

    08/29/2014 4:10:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed woman in Denver chased two intruders from her home, only to have them drive off in her SUV.  From kdvr.com: About 2:30 a.m., two burglars broke into a woman’s home, then stole her blue Toyota Highlander, last seen going east on Exposition Avenue. She got in a gunfight with the intruders as they took the vehicle.  From cbslocal.com: The woman apparently got scared and fired at them while they were still outside. “Obviously she felt threatened so she took some measures,” said Sonny Jackson, Denver police spokesman. The suspects fired back, and one of the bullets ended...
  • Why Did The Chechen Cross The Road?

    08/29/2014 2:37:30 PM PDT · by IChing · 4 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 8/29/14 | Donald Joy
    By whatever sneaky means (or otherwise) they arrive and remain in our country, today’s border-crossers are “just coming here for a better life,” so we are told by most of the so-called authorities. Pay no attention to that swarthy Muslim man behind the mailbox, as he leaves a backpack at the intersection crosswalk, near the finish-line crowd of the big marathon race in your nearest major American city. Trying to get liberals and moderates in both major parties to acknowledge the grisly, barbaric, true nature of Islam (or of modern Mexican/Central American cartel-dominated culture, for that matter) is like trying...
  • Tactics From the Progressive Playbook: Race-Baiting

    08/29/2014 2:04:08 PM PDT · by SentinelOfLiberty
    The Sentinel of Liberty ^ | 08/29/2014 | Michael Cantrell
    Unless you’ve been sticking your head in the sand, or had a busy summer of spending American tax dollars with Obama on the golf course, you’re probably aware of all the race baiting going down in Ferguson, Missouri. Several weeks ago, a black man named Michael Brown was shot and killed by a white police officer, in the economically depressed community outside of St. Louis, creating a perfect recipe for race riots, looting, and liberal race baiting geared toward keeping Americans divided. America’s favorite race hustler, the Rev. Al Sharpton shot over to Ferguson before Brown’s body went cold, sensing...
  • GA: Store Owner Proud of Armed Employee

    08/29/2014 10:03:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Suspect in five crimes In Georgia, on Sunday, 24 August, a criminal attempted to rob the Shell Food Mart at about 4 a.m.  It did not turn out as expected.   The clerk pulled out his own gun and chased the robber from the store.   The suspect (perhaps accidentally) fired his gun as he ran off.  From wjcl.com: Surveillance video shows the suspect approach the counter, pull out a hand gun, and start waving it around. Patel then reaches under the counter and pulls out his own gun. The suspect ran and Patel is seen on video chasing him out...
  • BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor

    08/29/2014 9:11:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 95 replies
    Controversial Times ^ | August 29, 2014 | Reagan Wilson
    BREAKING: Mike Brown Allegedly Involved in Second Degree Murder Case as Minor By Reagan Wilson on August 29, 2014 Charles C Johnson, a freelance journalist who has been covering the Mississippi Senator race better than anyone in the mainstream media, Daily Caller contributor, TheBlaze contributor, National Review contributor, author of “Why Coolidge Matters”, and the guy who did the research to debunk Everytown for Gun Safety’s school shooting map, seems to have information that Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by law enforcement in Ferguson, Missouri earlier this month, may have been involved in a murder case as a...
  • THE DEMOCRAT PARTY, TODAY’S KKK, HAS ACHIEVED THEIR POLITICAL GRANDFATHERS’ FONDEST DREAM

    08/29/2014 7:59:16 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 15 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 29, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Immediately after the Civil War caused the collapse of the plantation system southern Democrats, who had been slave masters, formed the Klu Klux Klan to force their former Black slaves back onto their plantations. By the end of the first one hundred years of their efforts the KKK was well on its way to success. Democrats were fully in charge of the federal government and could do whatever they wished with their new “slaves.” Today, the Democrats’ efforts to push Blacks back onto their plantations has reached its maximum level of success and what makes the arrangement even better for...
  • Liberal failures and the real lessons of Ferguson

    08/29/2014 7:55:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/29/14 | Tom Delay
    We still don’t have all the facts about happened in Ferguson, but we can already draw one big lesson Clearly, something tragic happened during the confrontation on the street that day that left a young man dead and a community in chaos. Certainly, our hearts go out to the family and we can all hope that the investigation into what happened will be swift, thorough and fair to all parties. Liberalism’s drive for state control Already, of course, the shooting of Michael Brown has sparked a much bigger debate on a range of topics, from the state of civil rights...
  • TGIF Toonz

    08/29/2014 3:24:38 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Enemy of Islam's Enemy

    08/28/2014 10:32:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 7 replies
    Self | 8/29/14 | Me
    There’s a reason why Barack Hussein Obama doesn’t have a comprehensive and competent strategy against ISIS. Just like Benghazi, he’s more concerned about upsetting Muslim sentiment in the world – those who could careless about our survival – than protecting humanity from the murderous clutches of Islam. If a president’s first instinct isn’t to protect American lives, to stop women and children from being butchered in the name of a bloodthirsty cult, then he’s exactly what his critics portray him to be: an anti-American, Muslim-sympathizing radical. If the King of Capitulation spent as much time constructing a stern policy against...
  • Utah polygamy ruling — You can’t just jump off the slippery slope

    08/28/2014 9:02:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 28, 2014 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    We reported last December on how a Utah federal judge strikes down key part of anti-polygamy law: "Yes, this all was predicted long ago, and led to charges of fear mongering and false slippery slopes. The legalization of polygamy followed logically from the legal arguments against one man-one woman, as was predicted not just by me, but also by Professor Martha Nussbaum, one of the leading legal advocates for gay marriage, “Polygamy would have to be permitted.” And it’s coming true in a small step, as a federal court in Utah, while not holding that polygamists were entitled to state-sanctioned...
  • California Schemin' & The Anarchy of Amnesty

    08/28/2014 8:44:29 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 10 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    The Governor of California says all “illegals” are welcome. Congratulations, Jerry Brown, for they were already welcome...long before they were ever illegal! So please, Mr. Governor, if you may, why do we even have immigration laws, a naturalization process, or internationally recognized borders? For the same reason your mansion has doors, locks and a discernible property line? That’s right, don’t politicize a simple issue solely to demonize Republicans and conservatives because you’re racist victimization agenda obscures the truth. Barack Obama, our own hijacked government, is personally arranging for illegals to enter America – without any health or criminal background checks...
  • What Are Animals Thinking? (Hint: More Than You Suspect)

    08/28/2014 7:23:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | August 25, 2014 | Jeffrey Kluger
    The mind of an animal is a far richer, more complex thing than most people know — as a new TIME book reveals.Let’s be honest, you’d probably rather die than wake up tomorrow morning and find out you’d turned into an animal. Dying, after all, is inevitable, and there’s even a certain dignity to it: Shakespeare did it, Einstein did it, Galileo and Washington and Twain all did it. And you, someone who was born a human and will live your life as a human, will end your life that way too. But living that life as an animal —...
  • Commentary: Finding the Silver Lining in Ferguson among African Americans and Indians in America

    Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here is one more old scab to pick at – immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities. It is a troubling image. The hazy security camera screen captures from the convenience store reinforced those fears. The store clerk was slightly built. Michael Brown, the customer holding him by the collar was a much larger man. Though the storeowner, Andy Patel, later told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch no shoplifting or robbery had occurred in his store, the screen-grab encapsulated a story of suspicion, tension, and conflict. Soon thereafter Michael Brown was gunned...
  • Godlessness, Safety Nail Polish and 'Rape Culture'

    08/28/2014 3:09:07 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column By now you may have heard about the new nail polish, called Undercover Colors, developed by four young scientists at North Carolina State University. It was designed to be used by women to detect whether or not certain "date rape" drugs are in their drinks. The girl simply swirls her polished fingernail in the drink, and if the color of the polish changes, then it means someone has slipped her a mickey. It sounds like a handy tool for our Godless, sex-obsessed, "modern" culture, right? Well, not if we forget to factor...
  • FL: 89-Year-Old Wins Gunfight with Career Criminal

    08/28/2014 2:18:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A decorated WWII veteran, who never fired a shot while overseas, won a battle with a robber half his age on Saturday.   The hand to hand combat lasted until Arthur M. Lewis and the robber were both exhausted.   Lewis had shot the robber six times, four times in the chest, once in the arm and once in the wrist and leg.  Lewis himself was wounded with a graze to his left arm. Lewis' girlfriend says that people think of him as frail, but he is anything but frail. The alleged robber, Lennard Patrick Jervis, has been arrested...
  • Burger King & The Flame-Broiled Whopper of Socialism

    08/28/2014 1:09:54 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 23 replies
    Self | 8/28/14 | Me
    Considering Canada’s corporate tax rate is 26%, compared to America’s 40%, why wouldn’t Burger King relocate for more sensible and profitable pastures? After all, that’s why people open businesses...to make freaking money...not to be a willing victim of wealth redistribution! Throw in the endless stupidity and cost of Obamacare regulations, which forces fast food chains to pay for the health insurance of minimum wage workers, and you have a surefire recipe for economic food poisoning. What’s next; forcing business to pay for employees’ sex partners, birth control and abortions? According to Lena Dunham - the author of the “devirginized” Obama...
  • Scared Scientists: The Moving Portraits which Will Change Forever Your Views on Climate Change

    08/28/2014 12:32:53 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 89 replies
    Breibart London ^ | 8-28-2014 | James Delingpole
    First they showed us the melting ice caps. But we just said: "Yeah. It's what ice does in summer." Then they showed us the drowning polar bears. But we just said: "Proves nothing. And anyway the polar bear population has increased fivefold in 50 years, which hardly sounds like a species under threat." Then they showed us the Hockey Stick. But we just laughed and made amusing videos about Michael Mann. But then, they showed us their ultimate weapon: grainy, arty, black and white portraits of climate scientists with concerned expressions on their faces. It was then that we knew...
  • Same-sex Adoption: Not as Harmless as Portrayed

    08/28/2014 12:44:46 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 2 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 28 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Published on American ThinkerBy Enza Ferreri You may often see articles in the media claiming that "research has shown" that children of same-sex couples are thriving, in fact are physically and psychologically doing just as well as, or even better than, children of couples who are - let me use this currently underused word - normal. Are these works reliable? In July such a study, carried out in Australia, was much trumpeted by that pillar of "progressive" thinking, The Washington Post, under the headline "Children of same-sex couples are happier and healthier than peers, research shows". Researcher Simon Crouch...
  • a threat assessment of the islamic state

    08/28/2014 12:21:07 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 2 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jim Emerson
    The Islamic state in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was created in the spring of 2010. It has evolved from a rag tag group of terrorists to become a full blown Army those now controls large swaths of territory across Syria and northern Iraq. In June 2014, ISIL’s founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared the captured territory a caliphate and shortened its name to Islamic State. The Combating Terrorism Center at West Point ran an article by Michael Knights detailing the raise of the terrorist organization from the fall of al Qaeda in Iraq to the rise of the Islamic state....
  • a stop at willoughby (1960) retrospective

    08/28/2014 12:14:53 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 16 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 28, 2014 | Michael D. Shaw
    This episode of The Twilight Zone was first broadcast on May 6, 1960, and is said to be one of series creator Rod Serling’s favorites. Perhaps that’s because this bittersweet little gem reflected some of the tensions running through Serling’s own real life at the time. The story focuses on stressed-out (complete with an ulcer) NYC advertising exec Gart Williams (James Daly), and as the pic opens he is seated with several others in a board room. They’re all awaiting the arrival of Williams’ protégé Jake Ross, who is supposed to be bringing in a large automobile account. Instead, they...
  • Rotherham, England

    08/28/2014 11:18:16 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Belmont Club/PJ Media ^ | 8/27/2014 | Richard Fernandez
    ...Betrayal was in the news again today, when Britain was rocked by allegations that the entire English town of Rotherham had for years been in the grip of an “Asian” gang which raped or kidnapped or abused some 1,400 mostly white underaged girls. The town authorities apparently knew as did the police, but they suppressed the facts out of the fear of being called ‘racist’ and more probably, the physical menaces of these ‘Asians’. The ‘Asians’ were of course Pakistani Muslims....The British public are momentarily outraged, but the Rotherham officials, including the official in charge of child welfare, aren’t too...
  • FL:Legaly Blind, Homeowner Shoots Intruder who Cut Power

    08/28/2014 9:47:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Melchisedec Williams is 50 years old and legally blind.  He has no sight in his right eye, and only minor vision in his left, because of Glaucoma.  He took in his 15 year old nephew to try to help straighten the boy out after he got into trouble at his mother's house.   The nephew disappeared a week ago.  He was arrested last Sunday on a separate charge, the family reports.  From theglobaldispatch.com: Melchisedec Williams was woken up on Sunday night when he heard a crash and stomping. The 50-year-old man grabbed his gun, Tampa police said. The intruder, armed with only...
  • British Imam: 'Sharia Is Coming to a Place Near You'

    08/28/2014 8:36:16 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 26 replies
    Breibart TV ^ | 8-27-2014
    London Imam Anjem Choudary declared, “Sharia will be implemented in America, it’s coming,” and “Sharia is coming to a place near you” while defending the actions of ISIS on Wednesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Choudary reacted to the murder of journalist James Foley by saying, “If the Americans bomb and murder hundreds of thousands of people and they torture people and they continue to do so in Guantanamo Bay obviously this will have repercussions.” He claimed that forced conversion of Christians by ISIS “didn't happen.” .......
  • Toronto cancels permit for 15th annual Jesus parade

    08/28/2014 8:29:00 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/14 | Arthur Weinreb
    If organizers are insistent in holding the event they could always agree to march in the nude or carry “Death to Israel!” signs. That should do it for the city once known as 'Toronto the Good'. With less than a month to go before the parade expected to draw thousands of participants, Toronto bureaucrats told the organizers of the annual event that it could not be held. Although excuses were given, there is no other logical explanation other than the cancellation of the event, held without incident for the past 14 years, was nothing more than Christian-bashing. According to Canada...
  • Things are SO Bad 2.0

    08/28/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT · by mononymous · 2 replies
    Mononymous1/Wordpress ^ | 8/28/2014 | Mononymous1
    (1) The Obamas need a vacation from their vacation (2) Harry Reid finally admitted to doing something wong (3) Nancy Pelosi went in for another facelift but needed a Brazilian first (4) People long for the days when Ferguson was the last name of some Duchess 5) The Pope is calling for another Crusade (6) The “hypocrite who’s full of sh*!” Warren Buffoon was outed as a capitalist (7) Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails were found filed on IRS servers under the letters “F.U. C.O.N.SE.R.V.A.T.I.V.ES” (8) The weasels of the Republican Party confessed to standing for nothing (9) Just like a...
  • Strange Military/Police Uniforms of the World

    08/28/2014 3:16:04 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 22 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | Reaganite Republican
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  • Polygamy Is Legal In Utah, For Now

    08/28/2014 12:02:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | August 27, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple II
    A judge ruled Wednesday that the law making polygamy illegal in Utah is unconstitutional. Here’s what you need to know: What just happened? A federal judge in Salt Lake City — Clark Waddoups — issued a final ruling in the so-called Sister Wives case, which is known for the TLC show that prompted it. Sister Wives stars the polygamous Brown family, who sued in 2011 because officials where they lived threatened to come after them. The Brown family won their biggest victory in December, when the judge said the Utah law that made polygamy illegal — and which would have...
  • LA:Baton Rouge Ban on Guns in Places that Serve Alcohol Unconstitutional

    08/27/2014 3:17:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana has struck down the City of Baton Rouge's ban (pdf) on the possession of firearms or other weapons in places that sell alcohol, and their parking lots.   The lawsuit was filed under Section 1983.   The court granted default judgment to the plaintiff.   A  permanent injunction was ordered against enforcement of the ordinance, which was passed in 2012.   A hearing to determine the amount of damages will be held on October 23, 2014. The facts are clear and undisputed.  On October 13, 2012, at about 1:35 a.m., Earnest Taylor was...
  • AZ: Gun Control Loses in Arizona Dem Primary Race

    08/27/2014 12:49:21 PM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    <p>Mary Rose Wilcox is a career politician from Phoenix' South side who runs a Democrat political machine that has been compared to Daley's in Chicago.  She was running in the Democrat primary for a congressional seat in the deep blue "safe seventh" district of Arizona, one of the few Arizona districts that is safe for Democrat candidates.   She had name recognition, organization, and money on her side.   She decided to differentiate herself from her main opposition, Ruben Gallego, by being more willing to chip away at second amendment rights.</p>
  • The Presence of the Attorney General in Ferguson Invites Racism

    08/27/2014 10:14:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Jerry McConnell
    Let's keep this case color blind and without favoritism In an August 20, 2014 FoxNews.com article titled, “Holder Says He Understands Mistrust Of Police As Ferguson Protests Dwindle” and on that same date, “during his meeting at the FBI building in St. Louis, Holder told Ferguson community leaders that he has assigned the federal government’s ‘most experienced agents and prosecutors’ to the investigation of a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old.” This is a very practicable decision for the AG consistent with his Constitutionally assigned duties of protecting our country. But his actions belied his comments when...
  • Sorry, Race Baiters; White America is simply Not Buying it Anymore. We’ve Spent our Guilt and Moved

    08/27/2014 10:07:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/27/14 | Mike Jensen
    Until we get rid of the race baiters, the virus will continue to destroy lives that would otherwise be rich and full and successful In 1984, I lived in North Philadelphia. At that time (I have not been back for several years, so I can’t speak of the area’s current status), the area was almost entirely populated by black and Hispanic residents. I’m white, by the way, and there were literally weeks that went by when I didn’t see another white person in my neighborhood. I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I had a few Hispanic, Native...
  • Stop the assault on salt

    08/27/2014 10:02:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | August 27, 2014 | Michael D. Shaw
    Around six months ago, I posted a column sketching a historical background on the irrational fear of dietary sodium, and the less than great science behind such fears. Current guidelines are 1500 to 2300 milligrams per day, or lower. As was pointed out in the earlier piece, the much recommended super-healthy Mediterranean diet averages 4200 mg of sodium per day. Also mentioned was that a standard hospital saline IV drip logs in at more than 10,000 milligrams per day, and whatever the patient might eat on his own will take it up from there. We revisit the issue, in the...
  • PA: Successful Open Carry Defense in Wilkes Barre

    08/27/2014 7:25:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man was walking at 1:20 am, Sunday morning, when he was confronted by two black males, one of which pointed a gun at him.   From timesleader.com: “What do you got for me?” one man said to the victim.He told police he grabbed his attacker’s gun with one hand and drew his own firearm. The man does not have a concealed firearms permit, but carries his gun under Pennsylvania’s open carry laws, police said. The robbers fled. On a dark street, the tactical deterrence offered by open carry may not be as effective, essentially making open carry the equivalent...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    08/27/2014 3:23:05 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 2 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Price of Our Blood: Why Ferguson Is a Reproductive Justice Issue

    08/27/2014 3:21:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    RH Reality Check ^ | August 26, 2014 | Katherine Cross
    The events that have unfolded in Ferguson, Missouri, in recent weeks have revealed many tragedies, among them the fact that the death of so many youth of color in this country is still debatable in its status as a vaunted “feminist issue.” But it is, and the expansive definition of reproductive justice, which reaches into the universe of conditions necessary to create and sustain life, shows us how. As RH Reality Check Senior Legal Analyst Imani Gandy put it so well in a recent tweet: Imani ABL @AngryBlackLady I saw so many people on Twitter saying "I don't want to...
  • Coddling children in Ferguson, Mo.

    08/26/2014 7:45:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fayette Citizen ^ | August 26, 2014 | Terry Garlock
    On Monday, Aug. 11, a 20-year-old unarmed white man named Dillon Taylor was shot and killed in Salt Lake City, Utah, by a black police officer in questionable circumstances. Taylor, a first-time father with a criminal record, had at the time of the shooting an outstanding arrest warrant for probation violations on robbery and obstruction of justice charges. Police had been called to a convenience store after someone reported seeing a gun. Taylor’s friends said he was turning his life around, that he had never carried a gun, that he was listening to music on headphones and was shot outside...
  • I’m thinking of writing an opera called “Why Michael Brown Deserved to Die.”

    08/26/2014 4:40:55 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 22 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | 8/25/14 | Michele Hickford
    What do you think? Do you think if I write a thought-provoking, probingly-artistic contemporary opera on the subject of Michael Brown’s untimely shooting, it will be met with critical acclaim? Maybe it will be performed by the New York Metropolitan Opera during its 2015 season, and will be described as “dialogue” on a difficult subject. You don’t think so? I can’t imagine why. It seems right in line with what the Met has planned this year with “The Death of Klinghofer.” You remember Leon Klinghofer, don’t you? He was the 69-year-old Jewish man who, in 1985, was pushed off the...
  • 1 in 6 French People View ISIS Favourably

    08/26/2014 3:36:52 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 22 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 26 August 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    An ICM poll on behalf of the Russian state news agency Rossiya Segodnya tested the public attitude towards the group ISIS (formerly known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant or ISIL, and now calling itself Islamic State or IS) in 3 European countries: Great Britain, France and Germany. The news agency commissioning the poll may be Putin-friendly, but the polling firm ICM is as reputable as any. The survey asked people whether they had a favourable or unfavourable view of ISIS. In France, 16% say they have a favourable view. In the UK, 7% say they have...
  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | August 26, 2014 | Lauren Burgoon
    'Some of my best friends are black!' You're probably lying. Do you have friends of another race? Statistically speaking, probably not.With so much racial unrest going on in America these days, it can be hard for people to understand the "other" side. Maybe it's because white Americans never walked a mile in a black friend's shoes -- or maybe because they have no black friends to begin with. Public Religion Research Institute found that whites' social networks are 91 percent white. Even more alarming, 75 percent of whites have a totally white social network. For a nation that prides itself...
  • White Privilege Debate Benefits White Liberals Not Black Americans

    08/26/2014 12:55:49 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 23 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    No term in the American lexicon has impacted the national debate over the past few years as has "white privilege." The term initially sprung up in that great cradle of pointless conversation, left-wing academia, and has gone on to dominate the American political discussion with increasing furor in the years of the Obama Administration. Liberals assert that the causation of so many of the social inequities in our nation stem from the inherent privilege that white Americans enjoy in our society, as a result of our history and racial discrimination. As is the case, however, with nearly all liberal-progressive talking...
  • MA: Man faces Charges for Self Defense With Inherited Gun

    08/26/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The development is about 15 years old One of the major reasons for those who push for a disarmed population to desire the registration of all firearms is that it makes the ownership of the means to self defense contingent on government approval.  This is the philosophy that "everything that is not permitted is forbidden", rather than the standard English/American philosophy that "everything that is not forbidden is allowed".  It is an enormous difference in perspective.  In Revere, Massachusetts, a homeowner evicted from a party after getting in a fight.   He returned with his 50 year old step father.  ...
  • Three-Parent Babies: They Already Exist

    08/26/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    onepeterfive ^ | August 26, 2014 | STEVE SKOJEC
    Back in March, I wrote a piece for CatholicVote about FDA evaluation of a process that would create multi-parent embryos: Things like this always begin for such seemingly noble scientific reasons, don’t they? But they rarely stop there. And of course in addition to creating tri-parent offspring, which creates ethical and genealogical nightmares in its own right, virtually every instance of embryonic modification involves a slew of violations of the moral law, from in-vitro fertilization to the destruction of fertilized human embryos — human life — deemed imperfect or unnecessary to achieve the desired outcome. This morning, I read...
  • Tea Party Group Organizes BUYcott for Ferguson Businesses

    08/26/2014 10:09:53 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 12 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 26, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    A Missouri Tea Party group is rallying its troops to help embattled small businesses in Ferguson rebound in the wake of the turmoil there by staging a "buycott" and lobbying local government to provide a tax holiday. The move, organized by the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition is designed to encourage residents in the surrounding West County area to make a shopping pilgrimage to the West Florissant shopping districts of Ferguson and Dellwood to pump much-needed revenue into the small businesses of the area. Many of the businesses of the area have been hard-hit as a result of the rioting...
  • The Washington Post’s Ferguson reporting reminds us why Americans don’t trust the media

    08/26/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Only 22% of Americans have confidence in the truth of what they read see or hear from the mainstream media (MSM). The hundreds of stories that have been twisted and distorted by the MSM over the past few years have made this number unavoidable. The latest reminder of the MSM’s love of lies and half-truths is the Washington Post’s (WaPo) twisted reportage of Ferguson Missouri riots. The WaPo sent nine reporters to Ferguson Missouri to discover what they could about Police Officer Darren Wilson. Officer Wilson is the surviving victim of a savage attack by Michael Brown which was stopped...