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  • Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire

    01/26/2022 9:14:30 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 196 replies
    BREAKING: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to retire, @NBCNews is reporting. The 83-year-old Breyer, a pragmatic liberal who has served on the Supreme Court for nearly 28 years, is expected to tell the White House imminently of his intention to step down
  • Unlimited Power: The Latest Supreme Court Dissent Is A Window Into The Mind Of The COVID Bureaucracy

    08/27/2021 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 27, 2021 | Christopher Bedford
    The left thinks its power is so broad as to be essentially limitless, and so singularly vested as to be checked virtually solely at its own discretion.Interested to know what the top liberal legal minds of the United States Supreme Court think about government power and your private property? First, take 10 minutes to read Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s opinion, written for the majority, in the court’s Thursday night decision to stop the ban on rental income; then spend another 10 minutes on Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent.Here’s a hint: The left thinks its power is so overarching as to impact nearly...
  • BSA — The Bankrupt Scouts of America

    07/25/2021 2:19:31 PM PDT · by T Ruth · 35 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | Jul. 9, 2021 | Mark Alexander
    The BSA’s leftist agenda results in a membership drop from 1.97 million to 762,000. *** The BSA announced last week its $850 million settlement with thousands of abuse claimants, the vast majority being from many decades ago. *** In January of 2013, in a “Letter to an Eagle Scout,” I responded to the dismay over a proposal by the BSA National Board to remove the membership restriction regarding sexual orientation. In May of that year, the BSA’s national board, under the “leadership” of wealthy corporate types who were completely out of touch with grassroots Scouting values, promoted and implemented a...
  • Christian alternative to Boy Scouts sees growth amid pandemic, 70% more new members in 2021

    06/17/2021 8:50:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2021 | Michael Gryboski
    A youth scouting group formed in response to the controversial changes within the Boy Scouts of America has reported an increase in the number of chapters during the pandemic. Trail Life USA , launched in 2014 and headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, is reporting dozens of new chapters and more than 30,000 members. Trail Life USA CEO Mark Hancock told The Christian Post that 65 new troops have been created thus far in 2021, with over 100 in the process of being chartered. “So far this year, we have seen a 70% increase in new members over this time last...
  • Boy Scouts Welcome First Class Of Girl Eagle Scouts

    02/22/2021 3:49:55 PM PST · by lowbridge · 108 replies
    dailywire.com ^ | February 21, 2021 | Jon Brown
    The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are welcoming their inaugural class of female Eagle Scouts on Sunday, the first since the organization began accepting girls in 2019. Approximately 1,000 girls were slated to be a part of the first class, according to The Associated Press. Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout requires at least 21 merit badges, and Isabella Tunney, who is one of the new female Eagle Scouts, earned each of the 137 badges possible.
  • Local trans woman Eagle Scout receives medal, reflects on path to achievement

    10/23/2020 1:07:02 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 57 replies
    KXAN ^ | October 22, 2020 | Todd Bailey
    AUSTIN (KXAN) — Beatrix Jackman was nearly speechless. “I don’t even know what to say.” Her mask fell off because she was smiling so much over her gift — one she rightfully earned. “Thank you to everybody who has helped me along this path.” (KXAN Photo/Todd Bailey) Jackman, 19, is officially an Eagle Scout as a member of Scouts BSA Troop 2019. She received her Eagle award Thursday morning outside her home in north central Austin. Capitol Area Council’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Charles Mead surprised her and her mom Julie Ziegelman with the medal and certificate. “I’m...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Obama couldn’t appoint an acceptable replacement for me (Flashback of veiled, arrogant narcissism)

    09/19/2020 9:33:52 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 61 replies
    Compost ^ | September 24, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that if she steps down now, President Obama would not be able to appoint an acceptable replacement. Ginsburg, who reiterated that she has no imminent plans to retire, told Elle that it would be next to impossible for the Senate to confirm a new justice to the court who she would approve of. "Who do you think President Obama could appoint at this very day, given the boundaries that we have? If I resign any time this year, he could not successfully appoint anyone I would like to see in the court," she...
  • Girl Scout Alternatives

    09/15/2020 11:38:35 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 13 replies
    WeHaveKids.com ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    What are the alternatives to the Girl Scouts? Which programs offer your daughter the same experience of joining a troop, earning merit badges, growing as a leader, and performing community service as scouts outside of Girl Scouts? Conversely, which programs give your daughter a place to socialize with her peers or further her faith outside of Sunday School? This article provides a synopsis of several Girl Scout alternatives, listed in alphabetical order, as well as information on each.
  • Conservative Boy Scout Alternatives

    09/14/2020 11:25:17 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    WeHaveKids.com ^ | Sep 11, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    What alternatives are available to those disillusioned with Boy Scouts of America? Fortunately, there are a number of similar programs that still adhere to traditional values. Alternatives to the Boy Scouts include clubs that are open to girls, have complementary programs for girls and groups that are only for fathers and sons. This article provides a synopsis of several programs, listed in alphabetical order, that rival the Scouts along with links to the home page of each program.
  • Girl Scout Alternatives

    08/30/2020 9:43:51 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    WeHaveKids.com ^ | May 3, 2019 | Tamara Wilhite
    What are the alternatives to the Girl Scouts? Which programs offer your daughter the same experience of joining a troop, earning merit badges, growing as a leader, and performing community service as scouts outside of Girl Scouts? Conversely, which programs give your daughter a place to socialize with her peers or further her faith outside of Sunday School? This article provides a synopsis of several Girl Scout alternatives, listed in alphabetical order, as well as information on each.
  • Boy Scouts of America shows support for Black Lives Matter and will require some scouts to earn diversity badge

    06/17/2020 11:13:53 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 35 replies
    Action news ^ | 6-17-20 | site
    In a statement released in support of Black Lives Matter, the Boy Scouts of America said it will require Eagle Scouts to earn a diversity and inclusion badge. It'll examine its own role in perpetuating racism, too. The organization, which also condemned the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, said it "has not been as brave as we should have been" when it comes to calling out racism. "The Boy Scouts of America stands with Black families and the Black community because we believe that Black Lives Matter," the organization said in a letter on Scoutingwire, the...
  • BSA's (Boy Scouts of America) Commitment to Act Against Racial Injustice (barf)

    06/15/2020 5:56:26 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 33 replies
    Scouting.org ^ | 15 JUN 20 | BSA
    Dear Scouting family, As our country reckons with racial injustice, we all must consider our role and our failures and commit to meaningful action. The twelve points of the Scout Law that define a Scout are all important, but at this moment, we are called on to be brave. Brave means taking action because it is the right thing to do and being an upstander even when it may prompt criticism from some. We realize we have not been as brave as we should have been because, as Scouts, we must always stand for what is right and take action...
  • Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts Barred From Placing Flags At Veterans’ Cemeteries On Memorial Day

    05/14/2020 3:04:42 AM PDT · by Robwin · 10 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | May 13th, 2020 | Hank Berrien
    The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts who have traditionally placed American flags on the graves of veterans at veterans’ cemeteries on Memorial Day have been barred from doing so because of the coronavirus crisis. The Scouts cannot perform their acts of honor because the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has banned public events at the sites, Fox News reports, adding, “On Long Island, N.Y., where more than 500,000 veterans are buried at two national military cemeteries, there are demands for the VA to reconsider and rescind the ban.” Suffolk County executive Steve Bellone told Fox News, “If we can’t figure out...
  • Iran Has Terrorists Embedded Inside The United States And Across Our Border

    01/07/2020 5:09:19 AM PST · by gattaca · 36 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 7, 2020 | Todd Bensman
    So long as the world is entertaining worst-case scenarios, the media does Americans no favors in omitting that Iran-Hezbollah has for years prepared to strike in their own hometowns. Weirdly absent from much of the professional speculation about where and how Iran will exact its promised “severe revenge” for the U.S. drone strike killing of Quds Force Gen. Qassem Suleimani is mention of the dead man’s highly suggestive hint. During a time of intense saber rattling between Iran and President Donald Trump in July 2018, Suleimani gave a speech during which he called out the American president: “Mr. Gambler, Trump!...
  • Conservative Boy Scout Alternatives

    02/19/2020 2:15:52 PM PST · by tbw2 · 14 replies
    Hubpages ^ | September 11, 2018 | Tamara Wilhite
    While Boy Scouts of America's financial bankruptcy won't kill local organizations, it is a result of their ongoing moral bankruptcy. Here are a number of conservative Boy Scout alternatives.
  • Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say

    02/17/2020 7:14:35 PM PST · by robowombat · 71 replies
    NY News ^ | FEB 17, 2020 | 9:31 PM | ESHA RAY
    Boy Scouts bankruptcy filing expected within hours, victims’ lawyers say The Boy Scouts of America, after decades of being crippled by child sex abuse claims, plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by early Tuesday, the Daily News has learned.
  • BSA Troop 4640 made entirely of girls

    11/15/2019 1:11:51 PM PST · by lowbridge · 77 replies
    abc ^ | November 5, 2019
    A group of girls in Pearland, Texas, are blazing new trails as the members of Scouts BSA Troop 4640. Troop 4640 performs the same tasks as any group of scouts. They camp, earn merit badges and even participate in axe throwing. But this troop is unique because it consists of only girls. "I wanted to join Scouts BSA because my brother has been in scouting for a very long time and I've always loved the things he's done," said Brenna Tate, a 13-year-old member of Troop 4640. "I've always just wanted to go camping and, in general, learn about the...
  • Assistant scoutmaster arrested, accused of sexually abusing 12-year-old boy

    11/02/2019 7:45:16 PM PDT · by libstripper · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov. 2, 2010 | David Aaro
    An assistant scoutmaster on Long Island has been charged with sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy at Boy Scout retreats and meetings over an 11-month period last year.
  • Suspected Hezbollah spy scouted targets in New York, other major cities: prosecutors

    09/19/2019 9:47:30 PM PDT · by bitt · 23 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/19/2019 | melissa leon
    A New Jersey man is accused of being a secret Hezbollah operative in the United States for more than a decade, surveilling potential attack sites in New York City, Boston and Washington, prosecutors said Thursday. Alexei Saab, 42, from Morristown, was charged under a nine-count indictment in connection with a range of alleged terror activities. They included providing material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization (FTO) and receiving military-style training from that group, the Justice Department said. “Even though Saab was a naturalized American citizen, his true allegiance was to Hezbollah, the terrorist organization responsible for decades of terrorist...
  • Hezbollah Isn't Just In Beirut. It's In New York, Too.

    06/17/2019 6:15:26 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    In recent years, Hezbollah has stepped up its activities beyond Lebanon’s borders. This uptick has been clearest in the Middle East—in Iraq, Yemen, and especially Syria—but plots have also been thwarted in South America, Asia, Europe, and now, possibly, the United States. Reports of Hezbollah activity in North America are not new, though such reporting tends to focus on the group’s fundraising, money laundering, procurement, or other logistical activities from Vancouver to Miami. But last month, the criminal prosecution and conviction in New York of the Hezbollah operative Ali Kourani revealed disturbing new information about the extent of Hezbollah’s operations...