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  • Rome's Revision of the Lord's Prayer and the Coming Hour of Testing

    12/18/2018 6:55:36 AM PST · by amessenger4god
    Unsealed ^ | 12-17-2-18 | Jeff
    If you regularly check the headlines, then you may have read about the Vatican's efforts to revise a particular verse in what is commonly called "The Lord's Prayer." Led by Pope Francis, Rome wants to change the wording of a long-standing translation that has brought a mixture of comfort and confusion to many. The verse in question can be found in Matthew 6:13 and Luke 11:4, and in the eyes of the Pope and the leaders of the Roman Catholic institution, they believe that "lead us not into temptation" should be reworded to something like "abandon us not when...
  • Two Chicago officers struck, killed by train during foot pursuit

    12/18/2018 6:54:54 AM PST · by lightman
    Officer Down Memorial Page ^ | 18 December A.D. 2018 | Staff
    Conrad Gary Police Officer Conrad Gary and Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo were struck and killed by a Metra commuter train while investigating a shots fired call in the area of 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue at 6:20 pm. The were investigating the sounds of gunfire that had been detected by a ShotSpotter sensor in the area. As they arrived at the scene they observed a suspect running up an embankment toward the railroad tracks. They were both struck by an outbound train while they pursued him at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop. A handgun and shell casings were recovered near...

    12/18/2018 6:46:57 AM PST · by Steve1999
    Daily Caller ^ | 2018-12-18 21:00 | Saagar Enjeti
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders went after FBI Director James Comey after he delivered the second round of testimony on Capitol Hill Monday, in an evening tweet. Comey’s testimony marks the second time in recent weeks he has appeared before joint House committees to investigate his decision-making process and knowledge of investigations ranging from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to the Trump 2016 campaign.
  • Opinion: How the courts can help in the climate change fight

    12/18/2018 6:45:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | December 17, 2018 | by Edward Waitzer
    A Quebec environmental group is taking the federal government to court. ENvironnement JEUnesse filed a class-action suit on behalf of Quebeckers aged 35 and under seeking a declaration that the government’s behaviour in the fight against climate change infringes on their human rights. The claim also seeks punitive damages. They are not alone. Similar claims have been filed on behalf of young people in other jurisdictions, including the Netherlands, the United States and Colombia. Understanding and addressing the challenges of climate change is rapidly becoming the next legal frontier. As environmental lawyer David Boyd recently noted, litigation is one of...
  • Most Americans want action on climate change. Republicans are the exception: Poll

    12/18/2018 6:37:20 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    CNBC ^ | December 17, 2018 | by John Harwood (D-NBC)
    Americans have reached consensus on the need to act in response to climate change with one conspicuous exception: Republicans. A new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll identifies that sharp break in the evolving pattern of public opinion as scientists have amplified their warnings of rising global temperatures and linked them to a range of natural disasters. Overall, 66 percent of Americans now say they've seen enough evidence to justify action, up from 51 percent two decades ago. That figure incorporates 85 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of independents, 71 percent of women, 61 percent of men and strong majorities...
  • This World War I Footage Was Smoothed and Colorized. And it’s Amazing.

    12/18/2018 6:37:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 17, 2018 | Peter Martin
    It’s been 100 years since World War I ended. To mark the occasion, director Peter Jackson took hundreds of hours of battlefield footage from the Imperial War Museum in London, updated it, and turned it into a moving documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. Since none of the footage had sound, Jackson’s production company, Park Road Post Production, in New Zealand, added it in. “We wanted the full gamut of sounds,” Jackson says. “From the wind in the trees to footsteps in the mud to the jangle of the equipment to the click-clack of the rifle bolts to the horse...
  • If Justin Fields Transfers From Georgia, There's a Path for Him to Play Elsewhere Immediately

    12/18/2018 6:32:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 2 replies
    SI ^ | December 18, 2018 | Andy Staples
    If freshman quarterback Justin Fields wants to leave Georgia and transfer to another school as USA Today’s Dan Wolken reported Monday night, the former five-star recruit from Kennesaw, Ga., could use the same new NCAA transfer waiver guidelines that helped Shea Patterson play this year at Michigan after transferring from Ole Miss. And Fields might have an even stronger case than Patterson did. In April, the NCAA’s Division I Council provided new guidance to schools regarding waivers for undergraduate transfers who felt they shouldn’t have to complete the NCAA-mandated year-in-residence before taking the field for their new team. Here are...
  • Amazon feels heat from employees on climate change and disclosing its efforts

    12/18/2018 6:31:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | December 17, 2018 | By Benjamin Romano
    Storm-driven data-center outages, production disrupted by flooding, forest-fire smoke choking workers at the corporate headquarters — already in 2018, Amazon has experienced at least a half dozen notable disruptions to its operations connected to climate change, according to a group of employees urging the company to be more transparent with its response to the global threat. About 16 Amazon employees, who are also company shareholders thanks to stock-based compensation, have filed a shareholder resolution asking the company’s board of directors to publicly report on how the Seattle-based commerce giant “is planning for disruptions posed by climate change, and how Amazon...
  • Global warming melting UK dreams of a white Christmas

    12/18/2018 6:24:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    The Guardian ^ | December 18, 2018 | by Stephen Moss
    It was a blazing hot day in La Quinta, California, and Irving Berlin was inspired to write a song. Not just any old tune: having completed the lyric, the composer told his secretary he “just wrote the best song that anybody’s ever written”. White Christmas was not a hit initially. But in 1942, two years after it was written, the song topped the US charts, thanks in part to its popularity with American soldiers stationed overseas during the second world war. It was a hit in Britain, too, perhaps helped by the fact that, unlike swathes of the southern US,...
  • Idris Elba Says #MeToo Is Only a Problem for 'Men With Something to Hide'

    12/18/2018 6:21:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | December 17, 2018 | Robby Soave
    British actor and 2018 "sexiest man alive" Idris Elba recently told The Sunday Times that the #MeToo movement is "only difficult if you're a man with something to hide." Vanity Fair contrasted Elba's uncompromising stance with remarks made by Matt Damon and Henry Cavill, who both had to walk back their criticisms of #MeToo's potential excesses and their perceived sympathy for accused men. Valerie Jarrett and Shonda Rhimes tweeted praise for Elba. Essence said his answer was "perfect." Is #MeToo only a problem for men who have something to hide? I doubt Aziz Ansari—who was smeared in the pages of...
  • Mueller’s mother’s first cousin was the Architect of the JFK Assassination.

    12/18/2018 6:20:26 AM PST · by junkbond · 20 replies
    Self | Junk Bond
    Richard M. Bissell Jr. headed the CIA's Directorate for Plans from 1958 until President Kennedy fired him, General Charles P. Cabell and Allen Dulles after the disastrous Bay of Pigs Invasion of April 1961. Richard Bissell was the primary architect of the invasion plans. General Cabell was basically the top operational commander. Allen Dulles of course was head of the CIA. Richard M. Bissell Jr., as Director for Plans in the CIA is believed to have controlled half of the CIA’s annual budget at the time. He was known for his meticulous organizational abilities and was also known for his...
  • Video shows Oakland man telling FBI he wanted to kill 10,000 in Bay Area

    12/18/2018 6:17:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | December 18, 2018 | Nate Gartrell
    An Oakland man hoped to kill 10,000 Bay Area residents, according to court records that reveal a chilling plan of planting bombs around Oakland and UC Berkeley, blowing up a gay bar in San Francisco, setting arson fires around the Berkeley hills and distributing poisoned cocaine in local night clubs.
  • The Liberal Arts Weren’t Murdered — They Committed Suicide

    12/18/2018 6:17:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The great culture wars on the campuses of the 1980s were largely lost by traditionalists. And the question then became not if but when the liberal arts would die off as a result. What is strange nearly 40 years later is that the apparent outrage over what was clearly foreordained is now becoming fact. What did academia expect, given its years of academic specialization and politicized indoctrination? Recently the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point announced plans to drop liberal-arts majors in geography, geology, French, German, two- and three-dimensional art — and history. The Atlantic ran a well-meaning essay by Adam Harris...
  • A Texas Elementary School Speech Pathologist Refused to Sign a Pro-Israel She Lost Her [tr]

    12/18/2018 6:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 17 replies
    The Intercept ^ | December 17, 2018 | Glenn Greenwald
    A children's speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her...
  • Ned Ryun: Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our...

    12/18/2018 6:06:03 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2018 | Ned Ryun
    FULL TITLE: Ned Ryun: Trump should shut down the southern border AND the government until we fix our immigration system Battle lines are being drawn in Washington, D.C., over the issue of funding the southern border wall. In a contentious meeting, televised from the White House last week, a heated exchange between Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer’s over the wall and a potential government shutdown highlighted how far apart the two sides are on the issue. It, of course, didn’t use to be this way. In 2006, Chuck Schumer, along with Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden,...
  • 'He's Become a Comic Figure': Victor Davis Hanson on Comey Denying Blame, Ripping Fox

    12/18/2018 6:01:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 17, 2018 10:58 PM | Fox News Insider
    Historian and political scientist Victor Davis Hanson reacted to former FBI Director Jim Comey's statement to the press Monday, in which he denied taking unethical actions and also criticized Fox News and its viewers. "At some point someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, [and] fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country," Comey said in an public statement. Laura Ingraham blasted Comey for the indignant way he addressed Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge during the press availability. Herridge asked whether Comey thought...
  • Why Western elites now can’t resist conspiracy theories (RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA!)

    12/18/2018 5:58:35 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 17, 2018 | 9:07pm | Sohrab Ahmari
    I was born into a nation of conspiracy-mongers. For all their many admirable qualities, Iranians have a penchant for explaining the world through conspiracy theories, a talent for discovering a hidden hand — usually a Jewish or American one — behind every national setback and personal mishap. Now I’m afraid that the West has succumbed to the same fever. Only in the West these days, the hidden hand is usually a Russian one. And unlike in the Muslim world, where it’s typically the man on the street who suspects elites of serving nefarious foreigners, in the West, it’s the reverse:...
  • Time for a Fed Pause

    12/18/2018 5:56:33 AM PST · by Moonman62 · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/18/18 | The Editorial Board
    Inflation and other economic signals justify interest-rate caution. If you think your job is tough, consider Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. He’s signaled for months that the Fed will raise interest rates again this week, but economic and financial signals suggest he should pause. Meanwhile, Donald J. Trump is beating him up almost daily not to raise rates. What to do? The right answer is to ignore the politics, inside and outside the Fed, and follow the signals that suggest a prudent pause in raising rates...
  • Elizabeth Warren Comes Clean: ‘I Am Not a Person of Color’

    12/18/2018 5:54:24 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 25 replies
    MenRec ^ | 12/17/2018
    Senator Elizabeth Warren, during a commencement speech at historically black Morgan State University in Baltimore, admitted she is “not a person of color.” Warren, just two months removed from pushing the results of a DNA test as proof that she had Native American ancestry in her blood, was discussing opportunities and obstacles for minorities in her speech. “As a country, we need to stop pretending that the same doors open for everyone, because they don’t,” Warren said. “I’m not a person of color,” she added. “And I haven’t lived your life or experienced anything like the subtle prejudice, or more...
  • Hillary tells 8-year-old girl who lost election for class president you lost because of sexism

    12/18/2018 5:52:25 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 24 replies
    Hillary Clinton may have lost her bid to become president twice, but that hasn’t stopped her from passing along the valuable life lesson that she learned from her own trials and failures. And what is that lesson? That the nation is a sexist hellhole. No, Clinton didn’t put in quite those terms, but the message she sent to 8-year-old Martha Kennedy Morales, who had run for third grade class president and lost, was still unambiguous: “As I know too well,” Clinton wrote in a letter she wrote to the child, “it’s not easy when you stand up and put yourself...