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  • [Catholic Caucus] Saint Apollinaris, Bishop/Martyr; Commem./Saint Liborius, Bishop (Gueranger)

    07/22/2018 9:14:52 PM PDT · by CMRosary
    Clutching My Rosary ^ | 1868 | Dom Prosper Gueranger
    Red Double RAVENNA, THE MOTHER OF CITIES, invites us today to honor the martyr bishop, whose labors did more for her lasting renown than did the favor of emperors and kings. From the midst of her ancient monuments, the rival of Rome, though now fallen, points proudly to her unbroken chain of Pontiffs, which she can trace back to the Vicar of the Man-God through Apollinaris. This great Saint has been praised by Fathers and Doctors of the Universal Church, his sons and successors. Would to God that the noble city had remembered what she owed to St. Peter....
  • Bavarian town votes against building mosque [Kaufbeuren]

    07/22/2018 9:14:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.23.2018 | av/es (KNA, DPA)
    In a local election on Sunday, the residents of Kaufbeuren, a small town in Bavaria, voted against providing public land for the construction of a mosque. At issue was the question of whether the city would provide the local branch of the nationally active Turkish-Islamic religious association DITIB with a 5,000 square meter (54,000 square foot) plot in an industrial area. At least 45 percent of the approximately 34,000 voters took part in the election. A minimum of a 20 percent turnout was necessary to make the vote valid. The city must now break off its negotiations with DITIB. According...
  • Firearms-related firms set up shop at port incubator (Idaho)

    07/22/2018 9:08:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Lewiston Tribune ^ | July 22, 2018 | Elaine Williams
    Two new tenants at the Port of Lewiston’s Incubator Building recently tripled the facility’s occupancy — from one business to three. Aluminum firearms parts, such as scope bases and rings, are manufactured on computer numerically controlled machines at Pure-Precision, a company owned by Charlie Bell. Pure-Precision joins Hells Canyon Armory, which specializes in gun barrels, at the incubator at 1708 Sixth Ave N. in Lewiston. Bell’s business employs his wife and another staff member, subcontracting with other companies that do similar work for smaller runs on parts for agricultural, automotive and aerospace businesses. “I make pretty much what anybody wants...
  • German politicians allied against Steve Bannon

    07/22/2018 9:04:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 07.23.2018 | es/se (AFP, dpa)
    Plans for US far-right figure Steve Bannon to exert his influence on the European parliament’s 2019 election have been met with alarm across Germany’s political spectrum. Bannon has become a controversial figure, known for his ties to the campaigns for the UK to leave the European Union and the election of US President Donald Trump. “We have to fight now, with good arguments, confident and true,” said Michael Roth, a center-left Social Democrat (SPD) lawmaker and Minister of State for Europe in an interview with the Welt newspaper. Europe should not “be afraid of nationalist campaigns with which Mr. Bannon...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 07-23-18, OM, St. Bridget, Religious

    07/22/2018 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies ^ | 07-23-18 | Revised New American Bible
    July 23, 2018 Monday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 Mi 6:1-4, 6-8 Hear what the LORD says:Arise, present your plea before the mountains,and let the hills hear your voice!Hear, O mountains, the plea of the LORD,pay attention, O foundations of the earth!For the LORD has a plea against his people,and he enters into trial with Israel. O my people, what have I done to you,or how have I wearied you? Answer me!For I brought you up from the land of Egypt,from the place of slavery I released you;and I sent before you Moses,Aaron, and Miriam....
  • Birthright Citizenship: A Response to My Critics

    07/22/2018 8:53:20 PM PDT · by lasereye · 1 replies
    Claremont Institute ^ | July 22, 2018 | Michael Anton
    I expected the reaction to a recent op-ed I published calling for the end of birthright citizenship to be cantankerous. I even expected it to be hysterical—from the Left. I did not expect self-described “conservatives” to be just as hysterical as the Left, and to use precisely the same terms. “Nativist.” “Xenophobe.” “Bigot.” “Racist.” “White nationalist.” “White supremacist.” One point I’ve been making for a while is that one faction of “conservatism”—let’s call it the anti-Trump wing, although the phenomenon long predates Trump—sounds and acts with every passing year more like a “conservative” subdivision of the Left. Like the Left,...
  • Trump Tweet - Threat to Iran President - "Consequences Like Few Have Ever Suffered"

    07/22/2018 8:41:26 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 32 replies

    07/22/2018 8:39:29 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 77 replies
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  • China first half total trade with North Korea slumps 56 percent year-on-year in dollar terms

    07/22/2018 8:39:22 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 2 replies
    Reuters) - The value of China's trade with North Korea in the first half of 2018 tumbled 56.1 percent from a year earlier to $1.1 billion, customs data showed on Monday. In the same period, imports from North Korea dropped sharply by 87.9 percent on-year to $107.3 million, while exports were down 38.8 percent to $997.3 million. China's June total trade with North Korea was valued at $217.16 million, down from $230.87 million in the previous month.
  • Multiple People Shot in Toronto: Officials

    07/22/2018 8:38:25 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 15 replies ^ | Published 5 minutes ago | Updated 1 minute ago
    One person died and multiple people were injured in a shooting Toronto Sunday night, police say. Nine people have been transported to hospitals. Six people were transported to one trauma center, two to local hospitals, and one to a pediatric trauma center, officials said. An unknown number of people are being treated at the scene of the shooting, paramedics said.
  • Dad Ditches Kid In Economy Class To Relax In Business Class

    07/22/2018 8:30:19 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 15 replies
    How would you react to finding your seatmate on a 12-hour flight to China is a talkative eight-year-old boy whose father had ditched him to go sit in business class? Flyertalk member steveo posted the following question in the United forum: Hi Flyertalk. Just got off [Chicago] to [Beijing] and to my delight I had a maybe [an] 8-year-old boy sitting next to me the whole flight while his dad was in Polaris. I had the distinct pleasure of entertaining this kid who wouldn’t shut up for 12-hours. Should I complain about this? Short answer: yes. Flight attendants appear...
  • Multiple peopleseriously injured in Greektown shooting: paramedics (Toronto, Can.)

    07/22/2018 8:27:30 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    As many as 9 people have been taken to hospital, including a child, following a mass shooting in Greektown. Toronto police were called to an area outside a restaurant on Danforth Avenue near Logan Avenue around 10 p.m. following reports of multiple gunshots.
  • POLL: Trump’s Current Approval Rating Highest Ever, Stuns MSNBC

    07/22/2018 8:21:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 23, 2018 | Mike Brest
    President Trump’s approval rating jumped up to 45 percent, the highest it has been throughout his presidency, according to a new poll released by the Wall Street Journal and NBC. The poll left an MSNBC panel shocked Sunday night by the improvement. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “President Trump has shown throughout his campaign and polling what I took away from the 2016 election is the American people authenticity,” said Kevin McLaughlin of Cogent Strategies Principle. “May not like what authenticity is, what he’s saying or how he’s doing it, but he doesn’t back down from it. When he goes out and does...
  • Theresa May Agrees to Brexit Hardliner Amendments

    07/22/2018 8:14:58 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    British Prime Minister Theresa May has endured swift condemnation from conservatives for agreeing to a "soft Brexit" deal that keeps the UK too closely aligned with the European Union. A few members of her own cabinet, like popular conservative Boris Johnson, resigned. Brexit hardliners are particularly peeved by May's agreeing to a "common rule book" with the EU, which would still tie Britain to some of the EU's regulations. It was the cause for Brexit Secretary David Davis's resignation... the measures would prevent Britain from collecting tariffs on behalf of EU nations unless the EU does the same for them....
  • Trump visits Granite City Thursday, home to reopened U.S. Steel mill (Illinois)

    07/22/2018 8:11:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Chicago Sun Times ^ | July 22, 2018 | Lynn Sweet
    President Donald Trump is making his first visit to Illinois since becoming president, making a stop in Granite City on Thursday where he is expected to tout the reopening of a U.S. Steel Corp. mill. The White House announced Sunday night Trump will swing through Granite City, in southern Illinois near St. Louis and Dubuque, Iowa, on Thursday. The Trump administration has been highlighting U.S. Steel’s Granite City mill as a trade war success story even as the tariffs have sparked concerns in other sectors, with alarms sounded by Illinois farmers whose main crop is soybeans. The visit will have...
  • Marco Rubio says the Carter Page documents don't prove the FBI spied on Trump's campaign

    07/22/2018 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    The Week ^ | 07-22-2018
    President Trump claims the FBI spied on and undermined his presidential campaign in 2016 for partisan purposes. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) does not. Responding to Saturday's publication of the FBI's application to surveil former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page in connection to Russian election interference, Rubio said on CNN Sunday he "has a different view on it."
  • Supergirl to feature TV’s first transgender superhero

    07/22/2018 8:05:05 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 25 replies
    NME ^ | 07/20/18 | Elizabeth Aubrey
    Nicole Maines is to become the first-ever transgender superhero in TV series Supergirl. Maines, who is an activist and is transgender herself, has been cast as Nia Nal/Dreamer in the series and will be introduced in the fourth series. The series is based on the DC Comics character. Speaking at Comic-Con in San Diego, Maines said: “It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to.” Maines told Variety: “I want fans to take away an understanding of trans people. We can be anybody, we can be who we want, we can be...
  • FBI used anti-Trump media to obtain spy warrants on campaign

    07/22/2018 8:04:56 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sunday, July 22, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The FBI continued to tell judges that dossier writer Christopher Steele wasn’t the source of a news article the bureau used to corroborate a wiretap application when in fact Mr. Steele had publicly acknowledged that he fed the anti-Trump story. This chronology is contained in four heavily censored Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act applications obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch under the Freedom of Information Act. The documents also show that the FBI relied as evidence on mainstream media stories that were critical of the Donald Trump presidential campaign. The FBI submitted the warrants for surveillance on Trump campaign...
  • Alleged Russian Spy Marina Butina Met With Obama Officials

    07/22/2018 7:53:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 14 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 07-22-2018 | S. Noble
    A federal indictment was filed against alleged Russian spy Marina Butina this past week. She is accused of conspiring to “advance the interests of the Russian Federation.” Butina has ties to a high-level Russian official connected to Putin.
  • Former Spy James Clapper Says Obama Set the Mueller Probe in Motion

    07/22/2018 7:45:07 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 07-22-2018 | S. Noble
    President Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, told Anderson Cooper on CNN that Obama is the one who launched the Mueller investigation.