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  • Non-EU Doctors Can Be a Risk for Patient Safety, Research Says

    04/24/2014 3:12:13 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 1 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 19 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    The recent news that doctors trained outside the EU perform remarkably worse than others on key exams and performance reviews has created fears and lack of trust in doctors. This is the result of a study commissioned by the General Medical Council and carried out by the University College London and University of Cambridge, published in the British Medical Journal - the most rigorous study to date – , and a research by Durham University also published in the BMJ. Non-EU-trained doctors make up a quarter of the NHS medical workforce. We’ve repeatedly – in fact, whenever there is...
  • Latest military officer under investigation: Are we looking at necessary housecleaning or a purge?

    04/24/2014 12:15:17 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 32 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-24-2014 | Bookworm
    Conservatives have noticed that the Pentagon is firing officers left and right, with many leaving under an embarrassing cloud. The question they ask — and I don't know that anyone has an answer — is whether these firings are the legitimate and appropriate housecleaning that a sclerotic bureaucracy needs or whether they're a purge, with Obama's New Age, gender flexible, fighting optional military getting rid of people in command positions who actually think that the military's job is to wage war in America's defense.All I know is that the latest person being investigated as a predicate to an inevitable firing...
  • AZ: Legislature Sends Reform of Firearms Definition to Governor

    04/24/2014 10:07:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On 22 April, the Arizona legislature passed SB 1366, a reform of the definition of what is a firearm in Arizona law.  The legislation now goes to Governor Brewer, who has 5 working days to veto it, sign it, or allow it to become law.  The fate of the bill was uncertain until the last minute.   The bills supporters were able to use parliamentary maneuvering to bring the bill up for a vote, where it passed easily. Arizona has long suffered under two potentially contradictory definitions of what is a firearm under the law.   I taught these two definitions...
  • Bundy’s Critics Overlook How The West–Or Turf Anywhere–Was Won In The First Place

    04/24/2014 8:45:49 AM PDT · by IChing · 13 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 4/23/14 | Donald Joy
    Even among some Tea Party types, there are voices who are saying Cliven Bundy is just a free-loading, renegade rancher who should have been paying the fees to the feds for these last couple of decades, for his herds’ foraging around on “federal lands.” They say Bundy is flat-out wrong in the showdown with the Bureau of Land Management. Such commenters miss an all-important point when arguing about who really owns the Nevada territory in question, who has jurisdiction over it, the right to use it, to demand payment for use, and so on. In the paragraphs which follow, I...
  • Why No One Ever Invades Switzerland...

    04/24/2014 8:29:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 58 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 24 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Switzerland's ceaseless determination to remain neutral has kept them out any and all foreign engagements ever since the time of Napoleon...  In order to guarantee this neutrality, every eligible Swiss male between the age of 18 and 42 are called up for service in the Swiss military. On a person/square mile basis, only Israel fields a larger army. Swiss gun culture is deeply imbedded in Swiss society, and it's not unusual to see arms toted around in public. Every man in the country is issued a rifle and ammunition which they keep at their home in case of national emergency....
  • MOHAMMED PEDRO WHITAKER: ANOTHER PERP WHO DOESN’T “FIT” SO YOU WON’T HEAR ABOUT AGAIN

    04/24/2014 8:04:20 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 1 replies
    coachisright.com ^ | April 254, 2014 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    In the last few weeks, two monsters have been arrested in Kansas City and the media will make certain you don’t hear much about either one of them. First there was the KKK Democrat who shot people because he thought they were Jews. He was so Democrat he even ran for Congress as one. He was a Grand Dragon of the Klu Klux Klan. The media wanted him to be an NRA Republican because they hold an unshakable belief that it was Republicans who ran the plantations in the South and the Democrats went to war to free Black Americans....
  • TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary

    04/24/2014 6:54:16 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 41 replies
    Guns Saves Lives ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Dan Cannon
    TX Deputy Shoots Farmer’s Dog in the Back of the Head After Farmer Called Police About Burglary April 24 2014 by Dan Cannon Share This Post Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com It seems like these stories are happening more and more each week. Stories of officers shooting dogs that simply did not need to be shot. In this case, a third generation Texas farmer, Cole Middleton, called police about a break-in on his property. When an officer finally arrived, Rains County Deputy Jerred Dooley, the farmer’s dog ran up to the officer (as dogs do, especially herding dogs), so the officer...
  • Moms Demand Action: Emotion Wins Debates

    04/24/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Courtesy Oleg Volk A hat tip to joehuffman.org for pointing out the absurd in this article from ABCnews.   It quotes Shannon Watts as saying the following: “I think the NRA should be very afraid of Americans, who’ve had enough of the gun violence in this country and in particular moms,” Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and a board member for Everytown for Gun Safety, said. “Moms are afraid our children will be taken away and in the end, I think that’s the emotion that will win the debate.” So Ms. Watts believes that debates are about  emotion,...
  • I cannot read Marxists — or, why I do not mourn Gabriel García Márquez’s passing

    04/24/2014 4:22:47 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 4 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I was so naive when I went to Cal. I didn’t realize that, in my history and English classes, the material we read was either created in the first instance by Marxists or, if it predated Marxists, was first run through a Marxist analytical filter either before or immediately after we read it. All I knew was that I thought the material was nonsensical and, because of their adulatory prosing about it, that my professors were idiots. It says a lot about the quality of education at Cal that, simply by parroting the teachers’ stupidity back to them, I managed...
  • The environmental apocalypse

    04/24/2014 2:31:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 4-23-14 | Daniel Greenfield
    Early in the morning, while most are still sleeping, groups of elderly Chinese women spread out across city streets. They tear open trash bags, pick through the litter and sort out bottles and cans that come with a deposit. And then they bring them to the local supermarket to a machine that scans and evaluates each can, accepting and rejecting them one by one, and finally printing out a receipt. The interaction between the elderly immigrant who speaks broken English or the homeless man who is barely holding it together... and the machine is a stark contrast between what the...
  • When the World Ends, You’ll Need The Knowledge (Book Review)

    04/23/2014 3:47:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Geek Dad blog ^ | April 17, 2014 | James Floyd Kelly
    Author Lewis Dartnell poses an interesting question in his new book, The Knowledge: How To Rebuild Our World From Scratch: If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what book would you want to press into the hands of the survivors?Just over a decade ago, I was living in Texas and taking occasional trips out to the hill country for camping, hiking, and climbing. There’s a whole-lot-of-nothing out there, if you’ve never been. It’s beautiful, but you can go days without seeing another human being if you’re in the right spot. Bringing...
  • Enza Ferreri Euro 2014 Election Video. "Immigration and Islamisation: Let's Stop this Madness"

    04/23/2014 2:21:50 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 9 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 17 April 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can see the video of this speeech by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above. Here is the transcript. In all probability you wonder why you should vote for another new party, why this small party Liberty GB should make any difference, that others haven't made. Yet, in all probability you are also one of the 70% of people in this country who want immigration to be reduced or stopped completely, and one of the many and increasing number of people who are worried about Islam. You are right to feel that way on both counts. Immigration is...
  • Others have noticed that teachers think of themselves as one step removed from coal mine workers

    04/23/2014 1:13:34 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 63 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-23-2014 | Bookworm
    I've commented before about the way in which America's teachers paint themselves as the hardest working, most pathetically abused people in America. In 2011, I noted that today's teachers work fewer hours and are paid more than my dad's generation of teachers, but the latter didn't whine all the time. Last year, I posited a reason for the unusual deference teachers get, and it's not because they're the overworked saints of their own heated imaginations: At National Review, Jason Richwine points out that this martyrdom shtick benefits them in intangible ways, and is the flip side of the disdain with...
  • Shannon surges in new Okla. Senate poll [Lankford spokesman calls it "a POS survey"]

    04/23/2014 11:59:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Former Oklahoma House Speaker T.W. Shannon is surging in the Oklahoma Senate Republican primary and now leads the other frontrunner in the race, Rep. James Lankford, in a new survey out from a pro-Shannon group. The survey, conducted by the GOP firm Public Opinion Strategies for Oklahomans for a Conservative Future, gives Shannon 42 percent support among likely Republican primary voters to Lankford’s 32 percent support. That’s a gain of 19 points from another survey in mid-March, when Lankford led Shannon by nine points. The third candidate in the race, former state Sen. Randy Brogdon, takes just seven percent support...
  • Was John Roberts’ ObamaCare ruling a curse or a blessing for Republicans?

    04/23/2014 11:21:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Doug Book
    Though Coach is Right published this piece in early January, the subject matter may be even more pertinent today as countless doctors refuse to treat ObamaCare patients, hospitals deny them admittance and the negative impact of the law has moved from talking point to reality. When Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the Supreme Court’s Marxist bloc in ruling the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate constitutional, stunned conservatives immediately accused him of committing an “act of judicial cowardice.” “It is not our job to protect the people from the consequences of their political choices,” wrote the supremely hypocritical Roberts as...
  • Marijuana mental health and safety risks ignored by media

    04/23/2014 10:42:00 AM PDT · by usalady · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 20, 2014 | Martha
    While Americans of all ages in Colorado happily celebrate the legalization of marijuana in various forms on April 20, 2014 as a “smoking holiday” the mental health and safety risks are being ignored by the media.
  • AZ:Governor Brewer Vetos Gun Law Reforms

    04/23/2014 9:19:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jan Brewer vetoed gun law reforms that would have held local governments accountable.   HB 2517 would have put teeth into the state's preemption law, with penalties for government officials that prosecuted people  for violating illegitimate local ordinances.   Florida passed a similar bill in 2011 after scofflaw governments routinely persecuted citizens who exercised their second amendment rights.  Pennsylvania and Ohio are considering similar measures. HB 2339 would have ensured that local governments who wished to prevent people from carrying weapons in public buildings would have to do more than depend on those who would obey signs directing them to...
  • Glycemic Control For Fun And Profit

    04/23/2014 9:15:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/23/14 | Michael D. Shaw
    According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States–8.3% of the population–have diabetes (90-95% are type 2). This includes 18.8 million who are diagnosed and 7 million who are “undiagnosed.” And, if that weren’t bad enough, the ADA estimates that there are also 79 million so-called “prediabetics” in this country. Much more statistical information–and some elucidation of the dubious methodology behind it is available here. Why dubious? At best, these widely touted statistics are pedal to the metal extrapolations from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data, which examines “a nationally representative sample of...
  • Liberals in California Target Judges with Boy Scout Ties

    04/23/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 23, 2014 | Gina Miller
    Listen to an audio version of this column Give them an inch, and they'll demand a mile. We warned you that the terrible decision by the Boy Scouts of America to allow openly homosexual boys into membership would only lead to further attacks against the organization by the militant homosexual Left. We were right, and the target is now judges who have ties to the Scouts. In California, the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on the Code of Judicial Ethics has proposed amending the Code to ban judges who participate in, or are members of, non-profit youth organizations that "discriminate" on...
  • Popular Mechanics Scores with 3D Gun Article

    04/23/2014 8:10:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Popular Mechanics article shows that it understands technology much better than the New York Times or the Washington Post.  This isn't too surprising, given the politics of the the two prominent newspapers, but it was not always so. The Article sums it up nicely: So, should we be afraid to live in a world where anyone can afford the equipment to manufacture a gun in his or her basement? I hope not—because that's the world we live in now. Guns are comparatively simple devices. In fact, plenty of custom firearms are manufactured today using equipment that wouldn't be...
  • Cruz endorses Sasse for Nebraska Senate

    04/23/2014 7:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Midland University President Ben Sasse has picked up another big-name conservative endorsement in the Nebraska Senate Republican primary from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). In a statement, Cruz called Sasse the “strongest conservative voice” in the race. “Ben will not be just another vote in the Senate – he will be a leader in the fight to stop the Obama agenda and repeal ObamaCare from day one. We need strong reinforcements like him in the United States Senate,” he said. Cruz will attend a rally for Sasse, along with former Nebraska Gov. Kay Orr, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen....
  • Hump-Day Humor

    04/23/2014 5:26:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 5 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
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  • A Putin affiliate evokes Hitler. The West should be worried.

    04/23/2014 4:38:02 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 23, 2014 | Richard Cohen
    Is Andranik Migranyan right? The head of a think tank associated with Vladimir Putin wrote the following in response to critics who liken the Russian president to Adolf Hitler and what he did so long ago: “One must distinguish between Hitler before 1939 and Hitler after 1939. The thing is that Hitler collected [German] lands. If he had become famous only for uniting without a drop of blood Germany with Austria, Sudetenland and Memel, in fact completing what Bismarck failed to do, and if he had stopped there, then he would have remained a politician of the highest class.”
  • Just Say No- For white working-class women, it makes sense to stay single mothers.

    04/23/2014 3:09:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Slate ^ | April 23, 2014 | Naomi Cahn and June Carbone
    ".......... Lily, just like better-off men and women, believes that marriage means an unqualified commitment to the other spouse. When you marry someone, you support him in hard times. You stick with him when he disappoints you. You visit him if he ends up in jail. And you encourage him to become an important part of your children’s lives. It’s just that Lily doesn’t believe that Carl is worth that commitment. Nor does she believe that she will meet someone who will meet her standards anytime soon, and the statistics back her up.The economy has changed. A higher percentage of...
  • Polish Immigrant: Americans 'Have Gotten Stupid', 'Already Forgot What Communism was All About"...

    04/23/2014 1:29:50 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • One More Reason to Look Toward 2014 & 2016

    04/22/2014 6:51:29 PM PDT · by Diogenes Sarcastica · 3 replies
    Diogenes Middle Finger ^ | 4/22/2014 | Diogenes
    With one-third of the Supreme Court with one foot in the grave, and the long term results of Affirmative Action now running the country, the next two elections are as important to this country as ever. Scalia faults Sonia Sotomayor for 'doubly shameful' suggestion that Michigan voters are racist 
  • Tired of Whining Homosexuals

    04/22/2014 6:15:18 PM PDT · by kathsua · 25 replies
    Lawrence Journal World ^ | April 22, 2014 | Reasonmclucus
    I feel sorry for homosexuals because they are afflicted with a birth defect they seem unable to understand. However, I'm tired of them and their supporters harassing those who don't accept their peculiar social views. A growing body of scientific research indicates that homosexuals are born with the brain of one sex and the body of the other. A homosexual male's brain is similar to a heterosexual female's brain. A homosexual female's brain is similar to a heterosexual male's brain. In other words the people who think they are homosexuals are really transsexuals. Thus, homosexuality might be treatable with a...
  • AZ: Citizen Disarmament Advocates Lobby to Maintain Disarmed Victim Zones

    04/22/2014 4:06:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
      In Arizona, a few women and children lobbied Governor Brewer to veto legislation designed to help keep people safe in the state.   John Lott, one of the foremost researchers on the effects of legislation restricting access to defense options, has noted that the vast majority of public mass shootings occur in gun free zones.  From a nationalreview.com interview: Lott offers a final damning statistic: “With just one single exception, the attack on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson in 2011, every public shooting since at least 1950 in the U.S. in which more than three people have been killed has...
  • Michigan’s anti-affirmative action law stands

    04/22/2014 3:45:23 PM PDT · by No One Special · 3 replies
    neo-neocon blog ^ | April 22, 2014 | neo-neocon
    SCOTUS has ruled 6-2 (Kagan abstaining) that Michigan’s law against race-based affirmative action is constitutional.In other words, it’s not racial discrimination to ban the sort of racial discrimination that is supposedly designed for the purpose of redressing racial discrimination.Mind-boggling that the question even comes up. As Justice Scalia, joined by Thomas, wrote: It has come to this. Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines of precedent, we confront a frighteningly bizarre question: Does the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment forbid what its text plainly requires? Needless to say (except that this case obliges...
  • The Kelo Decsion and Barack Obama’s BLM land grabs

    04/22/2014 10:52:36 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    What stops the federal government from merely deeding private lands to foreign governments “because we can?” Actually nothing stops the government from doing anything, certainly not the Kelo Decision. Without a doubt the Supreme Court’s Kelo Decision is one of the most potentially destructive weapons a tyrant like Barack Obama has at his disposal. We’ve heard that Dirty Harry Reid, Nevada’s real life Senator Geary, was possibly preparing to steal some of the Bundy ranch land to give it to a Chinese company to run another fake “green scam.” This begs the question: Why couldn’t the Bureau of Land Management...
  • A message from Pastor Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran for the crime of being Christian

    04/22/2014 9:05:55 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/22/14 | Bill Martinez
    In reading this message from an imprisoned Pastor Saeed Abedini, your perspective can find a true focus on the significance of this Resurrection/Easter Holiday. Pastor Abedini is suffering, imprisoned in Iran under unjust and incredible circumstances. He has been sentenced to eight years in one of the most cruel prisons in Iran. Does he pray for himself? No. Like Jesus he prays for everyone else, that we would know the true and total freedom found only in Jesus Christ. As Ted Cruz describes, “Our fellow American, Pastor Saeed Abedini, is being imprisoned in Iran for simply practicing his Christian faith....
  • Rioting crowd severely beats 5 chengguan for killing civilian (China)

    04/22/2014 9:01:30 AM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies
    Shanghaiist ^ | 4/21/2014 | Unattributed
    A riot involving around 1,000 people broke out last Saturday in Cangnan county of Wenzhou city, Zhejiang province, resulting in the hospitalization of five chengguan, China's notoriously abusive and under-regulated urban enforcement officials. The alleged cause for the riots was the five's brutally killing a civilian. According to reports, the chengguan "hit the man with a hammer until he started to vomit blood, because he was trying to take pictures of their violence towards a woman, a street vendor." This man later died while being rushed to the hospital. [....] According to eyewitness accounts, the crowd -- which was growing...
  • Biden in Ukraine: "Thank You For Making Me Feel Relevant Again"

    04/22/2014 8:07:01 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 22, 2014 | Jeryl Bier
    Vice President Biden addressed Ukrainian legislators Tuesday in a committee room of the Rada, the Ukrainian parliament, where he began his remarks by thanking the legislators for "making me feel relevant again." Biden is in Ukraine to show support for the Ukrainian government as that country faces continued pressure and threats from Russia. Biden's "relevant" comments were a reference to his time as a legislator in the United States: I want to thank my colleagues for bringing me back home. For 36 years I sat in our legislature, and I used to actually have this seat in our -- I...
  • Father Peter Carota and Traditional Catholic Love

    04/22/2014 7:41:00 AM PDT · by cleghornboy
    La Salette Journey ^ | April 22, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    Father Peter Carota writes, "During Lent we relived the evil actions of the religious authorities of Jesus’ time. We read from the Bible of their planning and paying for the eradication of Jesus. As soon as Jesus began His public ministry of forgiving sins, exorcising devils, healing the sick (especially on the Sabbath), and preaching, He evoked the hatred and jealousy of the Jewish Religious leaders (Scribes, Pharisees, Lawyers and Priest). All His actions were works of love that only brought on Him their hatred. I would say that there is a constant law even at work today. That law...
  • How I Celebrated 'Earth Day'...

    04/22/2014 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 24 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
  • What is the Legal Risk of Buying a Gun at a Turn In (buy back)?

    04/22/2014 6:29:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In most of the United States, it has always been legal to buy and sell firearms privately without any paperwork.    Private sales are not required to go through a Federal Firearms License (FFL).   It is against the law to build or maintain a Federal firearms registry.   One of the purposes of this restriction is to insure against firearms confiscation by the Federal government. There are a few states that have effectively banned private sales.  California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island, are six states that require that private parties have a background check conducted by the...
  • What’s Wrong With This “Speeding Bullet” Picture?

    04/22/2014 6:00:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 51 replies
    Every Joe ^ | APRIL 21, 2014 | Wil Reagan
    In case you haven’t heard, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is going to spend $50 million in 2014 to build a “nationwide grass-roots network” to motivate anti-gun voters. That’s right, he’s trying to create an organization to oppose the NRA. You can read more about Bloomberg’s efforts in the NY Times. While I think Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety campaign is ridiculous and a waste of money, right now I just want to focus on this image that was posted on what appears to be the Facebook page of the movement. Notice anything wrong with the photo? That’s right,...
  • Obscure Historical Photos II

    04/22/2014 3:10:37 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 20 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 22 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
                                            Paris Air Show, 1909 More at Reaganite Republican...
  • Dear Rachel Held Evans

    04/21/2014 7:13:25 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 4 replies
    Summers Pinch Blog ^ | 4-21-14 | Summer Pinich
    A couple months ago, I wrote a blog in response to the whirlwind of media attention Miley Cyrus had been receiving. At the time, all kinds of groups were coming out to condemn or condone her sexually explicit behavior both on and off the stage. For me, it was simple: Miley Cyrus, like much of our Western culture, has bought in to a secular humanistic worldview that reduces her worth to that of an animal and so it should not be surprising that she often acts as such. You see, Cyrus “represses the truth” (Rom 1:18) that she is created...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Candidate’s Complaint Called “Misguided”

    04/21/2014 1:39:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 April 2014 | John Semmens
    Arkansas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dr. Lynette Bryant’s complaint against the Arkansas Democratic Party was rebuffed as “misguided” by Democratic National Committee Chairperson Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla). Dr. Bryant took exception to her primary opponent, Mike Ross, being described by Democratic Party officials as “the next governor of Arkansas.” She also protested being barred from speaking at Saline County’s Jefferson Jackson Dinner. “I can understand how Dr. Bryant—an African-American woman—might feel frustrated and belittled by the way she’s been treated,” Wasserman Schultz offered. “However, we need to focus on the big picture. The message of the Democratic Party is that...
  • Man Arrested For Punching Fellow Bar Patron In Face During "Heated Debate" Over Bundy Ranch Standoff

    04/21/2014 12:36:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Smoking Gun ^ | April 21, 2014
    A “heated debate” over the Bundy Ranch standoff turned violent early Friday when a bar patron slugged another man in the face, resulting in his arrest for battery. According to cops, David Craig, 54, and Brian Holt, 31, were seated next to each other at the bar at Papa Joe’s in Bradenton when they “got into a heated debate over the Bundy Ranch, and the ‘range wars.’” Holt told a Manatee County Sheriff’s Office deputy that Craig “became offended by his opinion and got up to yell at him.” The men, Holt said, got into each other’s face before Craig...
  • When one word can say EVERYTHING about the person using it...

    04/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 4-21-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I surf around social media where high school and college students tend to frequent, such as Tumblr, and my reactions go from rage to heartbreak to see the (mostly leftist) perspectives on life. This graphic fits in with it perfectly.
  • The Actual Political Spectrum

    04/21/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 71 replies
    LeighPatrick.com ^ | April 21, 2014 | LP Sullivan
    We all are familiar with the political spectrum, that hypothetical horizontal line on which we find our ‘point’ – our personal political ideology. The principle is basic: left is liberal, right is conservative. But while the standard spectrum is still valid as a foundation, in reality it isn’t a flat line at all.
  • Your Republican Senator wants a $1000 donation to act like a Democrat

    04/21/2014 10:43:30 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    A very deceptive ploy is being used by the National Republican Senatorial Committee that is at least rather unfair, at most a bit too over the top for establishment senators who might be getting the message that Republican voters do NOT want what they’re selling. This writer received an official looking letter with a return address of “Saint Lucie County Area Assessment.” It had a black, bold type warning “Do Not Tamper or Destroy” above the homeowner’s address. Naturally, this letter was the first one to be opened because, frankly, it looked like some notice from the county assessor’s office....
  • How quickly they disappear when their story doesn’t “fit” the liberal narrative

    04/21/2014 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/21/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    If you’re not familiar with the names Kwasi Enin or Frazier Glenn Cross you’re in the vast majority. The liberal, agenda driven media doesn’t want you to know who these people are because what has made them noteworthy does not fit its narrative of life in America. One is young and Black the other old and White. They are examples of the best and the worst of our society. Kwasi Enin is a perfect contradiction to everything the liberals say about the “virtues” of drug addicted, single, minority mothers raising children in crime ridden public housing. Seventeen year old Kwasi...
  • MA:Federal Court Rules in Favor of Second Amendment Right for People with Old Marijuana Convictions

    04/21/2014 6:58:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 April, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    The Latin motto on the great seal of the State of Massachusetts, loosely translated, means: "By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty."  It is rather inconsistent with Massachusetts strict firearms laws.  Those laws became a little more reasonable on April 18th, 2014. A federal judge, relying on both the McDonald and Heller decisions and current Massachusetts law, effectively removed one class of prohibited people from the law. The case MICHAEL WESSON, THOMAS WOODS, and COMMONWEALTH SECOND AMENDMENT, INC.,  involves two well established men who had out of state marijuana convictions from decades ago.    Massachusetts decriminalized...
  • Does Progressive atheism drive the hostility to guns and self-defense?

    04/21/2014 6:04:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 3 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 4-20-2014 | Bookworm
    Mike McDaniel is one of the best and most knowledgeable thinkers and writers when it comes to guns and the Second Amendment. That's why it's worth sitting up and taking notice when he revisits one of his own posts to discuss reader objections. I'll run you through what Mike has to say and then tell you why I agree with him. This is a long post, but I hope it's engaging enough to sustain your interest all the way through, so that you'll take the time to weigh in with your own opinions.It all started with a post entitled "Why...
  • The progressive pedigree

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace
    The Thanks Project ^ | 4/21/2014 | Steve Berman
    The entire article is published here. I would appreciate if you can click the link to my blog (which opens in a new tab) to allow me to measure interest. I run no ads, and I make no money on this. Political correctness is increasingly morphing into a more hideous monster hiding just beneath the surface.  Fully abandoning the decades-old dream of a classless society, the Left is embracing its opposite:  a caste system, complete with pedigrees, credentials, and the benefits of membership in the ruling caste.  Of course, this caste system places the progressive elite at the top, as...
  • (Still More) Idiot Selfies...

    04/21/2014 4:30:58 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 April 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    More at Reaganite Republican...