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  • LGBTQ Elected Officials’ Letter to the 116th Congress (Gay Agenda for Congress)

    12/12/2018 10:56:38 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    Victory Instittute ^ | 12/12/18 | Staff
    The following letter was drafted after a closed-door convening of LGBTQ elected officials at LGBTQ Victory Institute’s International LGBTQ Leaders Conference on Thursday, December 6, 2018. Dear Members of Congress: We are writing to you as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) elected officials. We serve our communities as Members of Congress, Governors, State Legislators, Mayors, City Councilmembers and School Board Members. We represent diverse communities throughout our great nation. We are writing to request that you move forward with four key initiatives to further advance the rights of LGBTQI Americans: 1. Passage of The Equality Act The...
  • New Jersey Assaults the First and Second Amendments

    12/12/2018 10:55:48 AM PST · by lowbridge · 1 replies
    townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Bob Barr
    You can still rant in New Jersey about Donald Trump, or call conservatives any manner of vile names.  But, if you try to communicate online about certain firearms matters, Bingo!  The “Garden State” authorities will come after you for daring to provide instructions for readers to learn how to print plans for a 3-D firearm. This is not about criminalizing the possession of such an instrument (New Jersey competes with its older brother in making it extremely difficult to legally own a firearm at all).  The new law makes it illegal to even communicate how to print one. Insidiously, New...
  • Late-Night Comedian Condemns Pope Francis for Homophobic Hate Speech

    12/12/2018 10:52:47 AM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 6 replies
    Friendly Atheist (Patheos) ^ | December 11, 2018 | Hemant Mehta
    Jenny Hagel, a writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers who is both gay and Catholic, issued a strong denunciation of Pope Francis‘ homophobia last night. In response to the pope reiterating Catholic doctrine that says gay priests must be celibate (or be kicked out of the priesthood), an idea that suggests there’s something intrinsically wrong with gay people, Hagel called out anyone who still sees the pope as a good guy. "The press dubbed him “Cool Pope.” But here’s the thing: This guy’s not cool. This guy’s homophobic… We should all care about this because the pope is a...
  • Manafort, Cohen were prosecuted for tax matters that could have been resolved by civil settlement

    12/12/2018 10:50:50 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/12/18 | Rowan Scarborough
    Paul Manafort thought he was in the clear in the summer of 2014 after meeting with federal prosecutors and FBI agents about his Ukrainian income, bank records and income tax returns. Michael Cohen was charged so quickly he never got a chance to meet with the Justice Department’s Tax Division to negotiate a non-criminal solution to his tax evasion, a court filing says. Today, both men stand convicted of tax cheating in indictments brought by special counsel Robert Mueller and the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan in 2017-2018. The two have other similarities. Manafort and Cohen worked closely with President...
  • Profile of a Sinking Blue State, or Why Florida Dodged a Bullet in Election 2018

    12/12/2018 10:44:01 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 12th 2018 | Nancy Smith
    On a day when an editorial in the venerable Chicago Tribune newspaper is making national news for pleading with Illinois lawmakers to clean up the state's fiscal mess, it's a good time for Florida to count its blessings. There but for the grace of God and a slew of successful conservative policies ... The Sunshine State barely avoided a great big fiscal rathole of its own on Election Day by rejecting progressive leadership and the prospect of turning a sound red state blue. Maybe not Illinois blue, but a Gillum victory likely would have started the Sunshine State down Insolvency...
  • Google Approves App For Muslims to Report People Who Commit Blasphemy, Insult Islam

    12/12/2018 10:42:16 AM PST · by bitt · 21 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 12/10/2018 | Christina Laila
    Google approved a new Android app called “Smart Pakem,” which would help Muslims in Indonesia report their fellow countrymen if they dare commit blasphemy, or insult Mohammed or Islam While Google is busy silencing, deplatforming and punishing Christians and conservatives, they are happily advancing Sharia law across the world
  • Comedian refused to sign 'behavioural agreement' before gig

    12/12/2018 10:33:32 AM PST · by csvset · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Staff
    A comedian has turned down a gig at a university after being asked to sign a "behavioural agreement" first. Konstantin Kisin was warned about a "no tolerance policy" on topics including racism, sexism and transphobia. He was asked to perform at a gig at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS) in London, organised by university society Unicef on Campus. The group has since apologised and the Students' Union says it "believes fully in freedom of speech". Konstantin told Radio 1 Newsbeat the experience reflects a growing trend of free speech becoming stifled on university campuses across the UK....
  • Donald Trump: ‘The People Would Revolt’ If Democrats Tried To Impeach Me

    12/12/2018 10:15:38 AM PST · by blam · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-12-2018 | Charlie Spierling
    President Donald Trump dismissed the notion that Democrats would try to impeach him, asserting that his supporters would revolt. “I’m not concerned, no. I think that the people would revolt if that happened,” he said in an interview with Reuters on Tuesday when asked about the possibility of impeachment. Trump did not appear worried, despite the ongoing Russia investigation and criminal charges against his private lawyer Michael Cohen. Trump: People Would 'Revolt' If I'm Impeached “It’s hard to impeach somebody who hasn’t done anything wrong and who’s created the greatest economy in the history of our country,” Trump said. The...
  • South Texas Butterfly Sanctuary Threatened By Trump's Border Wall

    12/12/2018 10:07:41 AM PST · by dennisw · 64 replies
    NPR ^ | December 3, 20185:23 PM ET | Sam Gringlas
    President Trump is pushing for more money to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. The debate could come to a head as Congress nears a deadline to fund parts of the government. Some sections of the border already have a wall. And in many areas, building more wall means cutting through private property. In South Texas, NPR's Cristina Cala and Sam Gringlas visited a place where that conflict is already playing out. SAM GRINGLAS, BYLINE: We're just looking at dozens and dozens of these red and black butterflies. CHRISTINA CALA, BYLINE: Like a cloud of butterflies - just one...
  • Ark of the Covenant inside a church in Ethiopia?Historian’s claim of having seen the Ark disputed

    12/12/2018 10:06:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2018 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The search for the Ark of the Covenant has led to renewed speculation that the biblical artifact may be hidden inside a church in Ethiopia, but historians have pushed back against the theory. Archaeologists have searched for centuries for clues and hints of where the Ark, containing the stone tablets bearing the Ten Commandments given to Moses by God, could be. The BASE Institute has sent research teams to Ethiopia, Egypt, Israel and Rome and it believes the evidence points to Ethiopia. Although it has not found the actual Ark, it stated, "As unusual as this may sound, the BASE...
  • May is gone

    12/12/2018 10:05:54 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 45 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9:25 AM - 12 Dec 2018 | Tom Newton Dunn
    Tory MP says Theresa May has just told them she will resign as PM before the next general election. Some Ministers reported to be in tears inside the committee room.
  • Students walkout to protest firing of Christian teacher for opposing transgender pronoun use rules

    12/12/2018 10:02:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/12/2018 | By Leah MarieAnn Klett,
    Students at a public high school have demonstrated their support for a Christian teacher fired from his position because he refused to refer to a trans-identified student by their preferred pronoun. Less than 24 hours after the West Point, Virginia school board unanimously voted to terminate high school French instructor Peter Vlaming, a large group of students walked out of their classes to protest the decision. “He's an amazing man,” student Wyatt Pedersen told WWBT News. “I think he really was going with what he believed was right and it's really unfair that he’s being punished for that, especially in...
  • Do or Die (Trump and the Wall)

    12/12/2018 9:59:10 AM PST · by OddLane · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/12/18 | Gerard Perry
    I explore the political dynamics of the recent confrontation between President Trump and the incoming Dem. Congress and explain why he needs to stand firm on this issue.
  • South African skeleton shows humans learned to walk upright in the trees

    12/12/2018 9:52:39 AM PST · by ETL · 15 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Dec 10, 2018 | University of Liverpool
    The analysis of the world's most complete skeleton of an early human ancestor, conducted by a research collaboration involving the University of Liverpool, offers conclusive evidence that human ancestors became efficient upright walkers while they were still substantially tree dwelling animals. The first bones of the 3.67 million old skeleton, specimen StW 573 nicknamed 'Little Foot', were 12 foot bones and leg bone fragments identified in boxes in the 1990s. The rest of the skeleton has undergone two decades of painstaking excavation, cleaning, restoring and analysis. It was found in a very deep cavern, with the bone embedded in a...
  • California Now Wants to Tax Your Text Messages. Here's Why

    12/12/2018 9:52:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Fortune ^ | 12/12/2018 | Lucas Laursen
    Have you found yourself texting people instead of calling them? Sure. Have you stopped to debate whether texting is a form of “telecommunications” or an “information service?” Chances are the answer is “no”. California’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) is betting you haven’t either — and the difference matters because the commission has jurisdiction over telecommunications, which includes telephone calls. What’s more, it wants to extend an existing tax on calls to include text messages, the Mercury News reports. Should it get its way, then Californians may soon be taxed on every text they send from their cell phones. Gather round,...
  • Lest Ye Sorrow

    12/12/2018 9:47:44 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 2 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan. 30, 2017 | Fountainview Academy
    The lyrics are basically 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, KJV (for the most part. ) 13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not...
  • Migrant group demands Trump either let them in or pay them each $50G to turn around: report

    12/12/2018 9:37:57 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 12, 2018 | Louis Casiano
    Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The first group of caravan members, which included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, said the $50,000 figure...
  • How stereo was first sold to a skeptical public

    12/12/2018 9:31:34 AM PST · by ETL · 63 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Dec 12, 2018 | Jonathan Schroeder And Janet Borgerson
    When we hear the word "stereo" today, we might simply think of a sound system, as in "turn on the stereo." But stereo actually is a specific technology, like video streaming or the latest expresso maker. Sixty years ago, it was introduced for the first time. Whenever a new technology comes along – whether it's Bluetooth, high-definition TV or Wi-Fi – it needs to be explained, packaged and promoted to customers who are happy with their current products.Stereo was no different. As we explore in our recent book, "Designed for Hi-Fi Living: The Vinyl LP in Midcentury America," stereo needed...
  • [[Catholic Caucus] Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign

    12/12/2018 9:30:27 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | December 11, 2018 | Steve Skojec
    Fear, Power & Money: Alleged McCarrick Abuse Victim Shares Shocking Insights into Abuser’s Reign Abuse. Conspiracy. Hush money. Bribes. Power players. Politics. Global agendas. The threat of violence. These are some of the themes that James Grein, the alleged longtime abuse victim of former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, discussed with Dr. Taylor Marshall in a new podcast interview. Grein, who claims to have been abused by McCarrick for 18 years, beginning at age eleven, explained the close family connection he had with McCarrick – a connection that began even before he was born.“He had been part of the family,” says Grein,...
  • Senate set to vote on competing Saudi Arabia measures; McConnell urges restraint

    12/12/2018 9:27:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Wolfgang
    With the chamber set to take up two competing measures denouncing Saudi Arabia and its crown prince, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday morning urged his colleagues to show restraint and embrace a more modest bill that would condemn Riyadh for the killing of a U.S. journalist but wouldn’t formally cut off all backing for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. Speaking on the Senate floor, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, told fellow senators they should vote against a bipartisan bill that would end all U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war against Houthi rebels in Yemen. Instead, he said lawmakers should...