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  • [Catholic Caucus] Francis resigning? God please, but not for obvious reasons

    05/16/2018 8:28:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | May 16,, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    Media outlets worldwide, both secular and Catholic, have been discussing Francis’ Santa Marta homily of 15 May wherein he suggested that he is contemplating retirement.According to Vatican News:Pope Francis focused his reflections on the day’s reading from the Acts of the Apostles where Paul, “compelled by the Holy Spirit,” takes his leave from the Church Elders at Ephesus to go to Jerusalem. “It’s a decisive move, a move that reaches the heart, it’s also a move that shows us the pathway for every bishop when it’s time to take his leave and step down,” he said …“When I read...
  • Taiwan Wants To Speed Up Construction Of Its New Missile-Toting Stealthy Catamarans

    05/16/2018 8:22:34 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    The Drive ^ | MAY 16, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Taiwan says it is accelerating production of nearly a dozen stealthy Tuo Chiang-class missile corvettes, the first of which will be focused on air-defense missions. The announcement is another part of the island’s attempts to keep pace with China’s People’s Liberation Army's development of increasingly advanced capabilities in the air and at sea and provide a credible defense during a crisis in the region. On May 14, 2018, Taiwanese Minister of National Defense Yen De-fa said that under the new plan, eight additional Tuo Chiangs – a name that translates simply as Tou River, an upper tributary of the Yangtze...
  • Eight More Waco Dismissals

    05/16/2018 8:21:19 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 7 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | 5/16/2018
    County prosecutors in Waco, Texas have dismissed charges against eight more defendants so far this week. At the request of McLennan County District Attorney Abelino Reyna, the two criminal court judges in Waco, Ralph Strother and Matt Johnson, dismissed indictments for participating a criminal of conspiracy to murder and assault against Thomas Paul Landers, Noe Adame, James Caffey, Stephen Dudley, Paul Miller and George Rogers, Christopher M. Stainton and Michael Herring. Stainton and Herring are members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club. Adame is a member of the Desgraciados Motorcycle Club. Landers is a founder of the Escondidos Motorcycle Club and...
  • Steven Seagal Movies...

    05/16/2018 7:45:38 PM PDT · by ExpatCanuck · 79 replies
    Had some time to kill before going to bed. Watched a Steven Seagal movie on Netflix. I can’t even remember the name. Say what you want about his acting skills (love the graphic of him showing different emotions - and it’s all the same picture, and he plays the same character in every movie) but he’s a financial genius. He puts out one really bad movie a year that goes straight to DVD and/or Netflix and makes him 10 million bucks, then he sits on the porch of his mansion with his beautiful wife thinking about the next movie. You...
  • Maybe We Don’t Deserve John McCain

    05/16/2018 7:25:37 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 15, 2018 | Bret Stephens
    I’ve been thinking about the first time McCain ran for president in 2000. It was the absolute best political event I ever covered. Not sure it was entirely a race, since he was up in New Hampshire for months and months all by himself, just going to town meetings and talking about campaign-finance reform. It was what everybody imagines an underdog campaign would be like — a few reporters and the candidate, driving around in a bus, telling jokes, talking about issues, and of course arguing about where to eat dinner that night. But it was also a crusade —...
  • The List: Meet the ‘Never Trump’ Republicans Trying to Force a DACA Amnesty for Illegal

    05/16/2018 7:20:22 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 16,19 | John Binder
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) is the leader of the discharge petition. Rep. Mia Love (R-UT), who supported Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) during the 2016 presidential election, has also signed onto the discharge petition. Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO), who has signed the discharge petition, opposed Trump so much in the 2016 election that he ran ad campaigns against Trump. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), also a signer of the discharge petition, announced during the 2016 election that he could not “in good conscience support or vote for” Trump. Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), an influential Congressman, signed the discharge petition as well. Upton...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Bishops defend Church teaching on birth control

    05/16/2018 7:08:04 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | May 14, 2018 | Kenneth J. Wolfe
    Bishops defend Church teaching on birth control It is sad when the above headline is news.  Yet, it is almost impossible to find bishops (or priests) -- outside of traditional Latin Mass circles -- talking about this subject.  We commend the Kazakh bishops for issuing the following reaffirmation of Church teaching: Pastoral letter on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae vitae Praised be Our Lord Jesus Christ! Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! The current year is marked by the memorable event of the 50th anniversary of the encyclical Humanae vitae, in which Blessed Paul VI...
  • At First Glance You See Palestinian Martyrs Until One Needs To Scratch His Nose

    05/16/2018 6:53:32 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 34 replies
    waynedupree ^ | May 16, 2018 | Wayne Dupree
    You think these men are dead but when one head pops up and then you know the gig is up Well, look what the cat dragged in. Palistinian MartyrsIsrael and Palestine have been going added for years, and both sides have used propaganda to try to get their message across. Our country even uses propaganda to get his point across to the people when they want to make a specific point, but I’ve never seen anything this blatantly obvious captured on video. Talk about coming back from the dead. Did you see the guy at the end of video laughing?...
  • Samantha Bee to Eric Schneiderman (her superhero last November): ‘**** you!’

    05/16/2018 6:37:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/10/18 | Bruce Golding
    **SNIP** In the opening monologue on the latest episode of her weekly cable program, “Full Frontal,” Bee went on a coarse tirade that called the domestic abuse allegations against Schneiderman “especially infuriating, given his supposed woke bae-ness.” “Now, Schneiderman was a guest on my show, so this is a little complicated for me to talk about, but — just kidding, it’s not complicated. F–k you, Eric Schneiderman!” she said, to cheers and applause from the audience. “No, no, let me say it louder,” Bee interrupted, before repeating the insult with audio reverb added.
  • You Lose, Democrats: Mueller Told Trump Legal Team The President Cannot Be Indicted

    05/16/2018 6:33:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 82 replies ^ | May 16, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Ever since Donald J. Trump won a stunning victory against Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, the Left was convinced there was something at play to cause this event. How could the politically tone deaf Hillary lose? How could a woman with no charisma, economic agenda, or political skill lose? How could a woman who wrote off half the country as deplorable racists lose? You know the answer to this, but for liberals it had to be the Russians. The mocking of the GOP over Russia being our biggest geopolitical rival was relegated to the trashcan. Now, it was the...
  • Trump's national security adviser believes summit will still happen

    05/16/2018 6:32:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WJXT-TV ^ | May 16, 2018 | Kevin Liptak, CNN
    President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, told a radio host Wednesday he believes the summit with Kim Jong Un will happen, despite recent threats from North Korea to withdraw. Bolton told Fox Radio's Brian Kilmeade that he spoke early Wednesday with his South Korean counterpart to tick through the possible reasons for the warnings issued by Pyongyang. On Wednesday, the President was briefed on additional statements from North Korea's disarmament negotiator rejecting the US call for immediate nuclear disarmament and going after Bolton himself....
  • It's Time for Conservatives to Abandon Twitter

    05/16/2018 6:27:52 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 29 replies
    ace of spades blog ^ | May 16, 2018 | "Warden"
    Four months ago, James O'Keefe caught multiple Twitter employees on undercover video discussing how algorithms are used to "shadowban" their conservative users. What's a shadowban? It's basically stealth censorship that throttles or hides a user or his content from some or all of Twitters users. There are no warnings. Everything looks the same to the user, except he's largely tweeting into a void. Twitter, of course, denied that the employees were speaking for the company or that Twitter uses shadow bans. This week's announcement that Twitter will be using algorithms that analyze user behavior to downgrade or hide tweets from...
  • Sprawling opium poppy field found in Northern California

    05/16/2018 6:24:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/15/18 | Robert Gearty
    **SNIP** In a statement on Monday, the Monterey County Sheriff’s Office reported a shocking find: a small poppy field on a private plot near a road in Moss Landing, about 15 miles northeast of Monterey, that could produce some four pounds of heroin annually. “Over the weekend the Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division eradicated one acre of opium poppies, which contained approximately 27,000 plants of opium poppies and another 16,500 harvested plants,” the statement said. Those plants could have produced a pound and a half of heroin. The plot could have been harvested three times a year. “The street value of...
  • Trump says Pelosi’s high-tax plan will help GOP win midterms

    05/16/2018 6:17:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/09/18 | Mark Moore
    President Trump on Twitter Wednesday predicted the Republican Party will win the midterm elections in November because of the “sooo strong” economy and Nancy Pelosi confirming she supports a​ ​tax increase, ​asking, “why wouldn’t we win?” “The Republican Party had a great night. Tremendous voter energy and excitement, and all candidates are those who have a great chance of winning in November. The Economy is sooo strong, and with Nancy Pelosi wanting to end the big Tax Cuts and Raise Taxes, why wouldn’t we win?​,” the president wrote.​ Pelosi, the House minority leader, was quoted criticizing Trump’s tax cut plan...
  • Police say pot to blame in deadly Fremont car crash

    05/16/2018 6:15:50 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    Los Angeles ^ | May 16, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Brittny Mejia
    A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana Tuesday night after a multicar crash killed three in Fremont. The collision, which involved five vehicles, occurred around 9:30 p.m. on the northbound I-880 near Stevenson Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol. Three people were killed when they were ejected from an Escalade — a woman, a teen and a child. Five other people, four of whom are juveniles, were injured in the crash. … Similar to other states that have legalized pot, California now relies on drug recognition experts — police officers trained during...
  • Inspector General Horowitz Submits Draft Report of Clinton Email Investigation For Principal Review…

    05/16/2018 6:13:07 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | 5/16/2018 | sundance
    Inspector General Michael Horowitz has submitted the “Draft Report” of his OIG investigation to the principals involved. The IG investigation encompasses the FBI and DOJ conduct during the 2015/2016 Hillary Clinton investigation. The Draft Report encompasses the findings. The Draft Report review is the last review phase prior to the Final report being released. The Draft Report review allows the principals to provide input on the facts identified and outlined within the draft. Responses from the principals about the facts outlined in the draft report are then reviewed, cleared for addition if appropriate, and included in the Final Report. The...
  • UK Government Accept Wearing of Crucifix in Workplace as Lawful

    05/16/2018 6:10:47 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 5/15/18 | KV Turley
    The new law follows a case of religious discrimination at British Airways that began 12 years ago.On May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, the British government made a surprise announcement. U.K. Equalities Minister Victoria Atkins has set her sights on companies who ban their staff from wearing religious items, such as crucifixes. The new guidance, due to be published by the Government Equalities Office later this month, will clearly set out what businesses can and cannot tell their staff to wear. New rules will state that: “Employers should be flexible and not set dress codes which prohibit...
  • (vanity) How to find pet (cat)?

    05/16/2018 6:09:35 PM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 73 replies
    me | 5/16/18 | me
    Anyone know how to find pets in this day & age?
  • Woman detained after feces flinging incident at Langley Tim Hortons

    05/16/2018 6:08:49 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    The Province ^ | May 16, 2018 | Staff Reporter
    <p>A woman could be facing charges after an irate confrontation at a Langley Tim Hortons Monday ended in feces being thrown at staff.</p> <p>On Wednesday, surveillance video showing Tim Hortons staff being harassed was posted on Liveleak and YouTube.</p> <p>In the video, which has no sound, a woman can be seen screaming at staff before squatting on the floor and relieving herself. She then picks up the excrement and throws it at staff.</p>
  • Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

    05/16/2018 6:07:37 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue May 15, 2018
    22-year-old was living in West Hollywood, hoping to launch his acting career. Los Angeles had a thriving a gay scene where King, for the first time, could embrace his sexuality freely. He frequented bathhouses and also met men in dance clubs and along the bustling sidewalks. There was lots of sex to be had. Like a few years earlier, the doctor gave him a handful of antibiotics to take for a few days that would clear up the infection. It wasn't a big deal. In fact, as King describes it, it was "simply an errand to run." ... When King...