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  • Graham tells Republicans "moment of reckoning" is coming on Dream Act

    07/20/2017 2:17:10 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 19 replies
    CBS News ^ | 20July17 | Kathryn Watson
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, had a blistering message for members of his own party in a Capitol Hill press conference Thursday as he and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois, pushed their bill Thursday to grant legal status and a path to citizenship for some immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. Graham and Durbin are reviving a new version of the bill, which has been introduced in previous years in the Senate, as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program faces legal challenges in court. Graham said he appreciates the Trump administration's stated priority to prioritize deporting...
  • Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance

    07/20/2017 8:16:17 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 121 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mandy Mayfield
    Bill Nye: Older people need to 'die' out before climate science can advance Bill Nye specifically targeted the elderly this week as he spoke out against climate change deniers, saying that climate science will start to advance when old people start to "age out," according to a report.The "Science Guy" said that generationally, the majority of climate change deniers are older."Climate change deniers, by way of example, are older. It's generational," Nye told the Los Angeles Times. Nye said that he is calling them out with "due respect," acknowledging that he is "now one of them.""We're just going to have...
  • The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States

    07/20/2017 7:40:38 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 11 replies ^ | 1895 | Ida B. Wells-Barnett
    Chapter 1 (The rest of the ebook at the source) THE CASE STATED The student of American sociology will find the year 1894 marked by a pronounced awakening of the public conscience to a system of anarchy and outlawry which had grown during a series of ten years to be so common, that scenes of unusual brutality failed to have any visible effect upon the humane sentiments of the people of our land. Beginning with the emancipation of the Negro, the inevitable result of unbribled power exercised for two and a half centuries, by the white man over the Negro,...
  • Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality

    07/20/2017 7:21:33 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | July 19, 2017 | Richard Weikart
    Jerry Coyne, Infanticide, and the Evolution of Morality Richard Weikart July 19, 2017 In a recent blog post, already noted by Michael Egnor and Wesley Smith, University of Chicago evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne not only argued that infanticide and assisted suicide should be permitted, but he insisted that our increasing acceptance of these deeds is a sign of moral improvement in our society. He stated, “This change in views about euthanasia and assisted suicide [i.e., legalization in some states and countries] are [sic] the result of a tide of increasing morality in our world.”In his book Faith Versus Fact, Coyne...
  • How does Obamacare treat an 80 year old w/brain cancer?

    07/20/2017 7:04:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    7/20/17 | sff
    Fellow FREEPers, I am NOT trying to be morbid or tactless, but given the recent development with Senator McCain, I want to RESPECTFULLY ask the question. We recall how, on national TV, Obama told a woman whose mother had a terminal condition that might be treated she would probably get a painkiller: So, with this fresh sad case in mind, does any enterprising REAL NEWS people to find out how OBAMACARE treats someone with Senator McCain's sickness.
  • [Moslem] Gender segregated school bus not discriminatory, Swedish Discrimination Ombudsman rules

    07/19/2017 10:54:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies ^ | 19 July 2017 15:19 CEST+02:00 | Lee Roden
    A Muslim school in Sweden that separated pupils by gender on a school bus did not break anti-discrimination laws in doing so, the countrys Discrimination Ombudsman (DO) has judged. But the same could not be said about gender segregated sports lessons. Earlier this year, a documentary by Swedish broadcaster TV4 featured footage of the privately-run Al-Azhar Primary School in a Stockholm suburb, showing boys entering a bus from the front, and girls from the back. It led to criticism from politicians, including Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lfven, and an investigation by Swedens Discrimination Ombudsman. The school explained that some of...
  • Texas Senate committee hearing on special session on Friday (URGENT)

    07/19/2017 8:40:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 30 replies
    Texas Values Action ^ | July 19, 2017 | vanity
    A Special Session of the Texas Legislature called by our Governor Greg Abbott is underway - and we need your activism to ensure the privacy, safety and dignity of Texans is protected. In the regular session that ended May 29, House Speaker Joe Straus kept the Texas Privacy Act and other related legislation from even receiving a vote in the Texas House, even though a majority of the House supported privacy legislation. This is in stark contrast to the Texas Senate where, under the leadership of Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, the Texas Privacy Act passed early in the regular session....
  • The Golden Rule Ought to Help Us Recognize the Dignity of Unborn Children

    07/19/2017 8:16:34 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Life News ^ | July 19, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Why should we care about the fate of unborn children who are at risk of death through abortion? Why do they matter? Many people dont care. After all, unborn children are small and largely hidden from view. They look (at their earliest stages) different from us. They dont have the sophisticated cognitive functions that we do. They cant speak for themselves. Worse, many people feel like (or think they could feel like) they have a self-interest in the destruction of unborn children. Abortion, people think, makes life easier. Thats why it happens. This isnt a problem unique to the unborn....
  • 2020 Poll: Kamala Harris 41, Donald Trump 40

    07/19/2017 2:55:16 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 107 replies
    A poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling suggests that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would narrowly defeat President Donald Trump if the 2020 election were held today. In its report on the poll, PPP a liberal polling company observes that Harris is one of several candidates who are currently ahead of Trump in hypothetic matchups: Trump does a lot of losing in our poll. Voters wish that either Barack Obama (53/40) or Hillary Clinton (49/42) was President instead of Trump. Trump loses by wide margins in hypothetical matches against Joe Biden (54/39) or Bernie Sanders (52/39) for reelection....
  • 'Alpha' Trailer Is a Dog Lover's Dream 20,000 Years in the Making

    07/19/2017 11:45:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | July 18, 2017 | Aaron Couch
    The film stars Kodi Smit-McPhee as a prehistoric young man who must befriend a wolf to survive. Alpha takes "man's best friend" to the next level. The film takes place 20,000 years ago in Europe, during the last ice age, and centers on a young man who is injured and left for dead by his tribe while on a hunt. He finds and befriends a wolf, who has been abandoned by his pack, and the two team up to fight for survival.
  • Student Destroys Male-Feminist Teacher - SJW'S DEBATE

    07/19/2017 11:16:00 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 19 replies ^ | 01/07/2017 | TrashCanCompilation
    These kids give me hope for the future of this country.
  • Swedens Libraries Destroying Pippi Longstocking Childrens Books Because of Racist Phrases

    07/19/2017 10:38:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2017 | Wojciech Zsrojkowski
    A Swedish council has admitted that local libraries have been throwing out copies of a popular childrens book because it contains racist expressions, with one local journalist even claiming the books are being burnt. Older versions of the Pippi Langstrumpf [Pippi Longstocking] book entitled Pippi in the South Seas, have been discarded by libraries in the Botkyrka municipality.
  • The Flawed Logic of the Atheist

    07/19/2017 9:46:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 22 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | June 5, 2012 | Moshe Averick
    The Flawed Logic of the Atheist Dr. Stuart Kauffman - "Anyone who tells you that he or she knows how life started is a fool or a knave." Dr. Stuart Kauffman, distinguished Origin of Life researcher, in a critique of the popular “RNA World” hypothesis for a naturalistic origin of life writes that, “the [problem] I find most insurmountable is the one most rarely talked about: all living things seem to have a minimal complexity below which it is impossible to go…Your curiosity should be aroused…all free-living cells have at least the minimum molecular diversity of pleuromona. Your antenna should...
  • Sanctuary Cities Backfire A Magnet For ICE Home, Workplace Enforcement Raids

    07/19/2017 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 37 replies
    RickWells ^ | July 19. 2017 | Rick Wells
    A top priority will be those jurisdictions that refuse to comply with ICE detainer requests or which refuse to share information with ICE. They might think theyre providing sanctuary, but Homans policies will make that little more than a political claim and an illusion. Theyre actually drawing more attention and engagement with federal immigration representatives than if they were cooperating.
  • Cop startled by loud sound before shooting bride-to-be: investigators

    07/18/2017 6:06:52 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 180 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 18, 2017 | 8:27pm | Chris Perez
    The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be opened fire on her after being startled by a loud sound near his patrol car, investigators say. Officer Mohamed Noor, 31, began blasting at 40-year-old Justine Damond, of Minneapolis, just moments after he and his partner, Matthew Harrity, heard the noise in the alley behind her house, according to the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
  • Expensive Bacon

    07/18/2017 5:05:15 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 18, 2017 | Ankit Ajmera
    Harley-Davidson cuts shipments forecast; shares skid
  • (VIDEO) Venezuelans lined up in Houston to vote in the unofficial polls of their government.

    07/18/2017 1:44:06 PM PDT · by johnk · 4 replies
    imgur ^ | 7/18/2017 | Unknown
    I am not sure if this is legit, but that is a lot of Venezuelans in Houston Texas. Voting in the "unofficial polls of their government". --------------------------- Are we living in America any longer? What is this? Any input from any one?
  • Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance?

    07/18/2017 10:32:11 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | July 17, 2017 | Wesley J. Smith
    Does Darwinism Lead to Infanticide Acceptance? The evolutionary biologist, Jerry Coyne, writes a blog entitled, Why Evolution is True. One would think that by choosing that title, Coyne should restrict his discussions to questions of science that touch on questions and explanations about how and why life changes over time. But Coyneas many Darwinists dotakes the question beyond science, and extrapolates evolutionary theory into questions of morality, philosophy, and ethics. And now, he is promoting the propriety of infanticide. From, Should One be Allowed to Euthanize Severely Deformed or Doomed Newborns?: If you are allowed to abort a fetus that...
  • Chicago Dyke March story cost me my job, says reporter

    07/18/2017 8:24:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | July 17, 2017 4:42pm | Ben Sales
    The journalist who first reported the ejection of three Jewish women from Chicago’s Dyke March tweeted that she was removed from her reporting job because of that article. In a tweet Monday, Gretchen Rachel Hammond wrote to Dyke March’s Twitter account that “You attacked, humiliated and robbed me of a job.” Hammond confirmed to JTA on the same day that she wrote the tweet. Hammond said she could not elaborate on her tweet, citing an agreement with her employer, the Windy City Times. […] The Dyke March itself has fielded criticism for using an anti-Semitic slur, tweeting on July 13...
  • Pakistan Causes Youtube Outage for Two-Thirds of World, Other Glitches

    07/18/2017 6:56:18 AM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | July 17, 2017 | IWB
    Pakistan Causes Youtube Outage for Two-Thirds of World, Other Glitches"Most of the worlds Internet users lost access to YouTube for several hours Sunday after an attempt by Pakistans government to block access domestically affected other countries."..."On Friday, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority ordered 70 Internet service providers to block access to, because of anti-Islamic movies on the video-sharing site, which is owned by Google."