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  • Leaked Letters: Benedict XVI Rebukes Criticism of Resignation

    09/20/2018 4:24:41 AM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/20/18 | Staff Reporter
    The former Pope apparently wrote the letters in response to criticism from Cardinal BrandmüllerBenedict XVI rebuked a cardinal who criticised his decision to resign and take the title Pope Emeritus, leaked letters reveal. In the letters – which were leaked to the German newspaper Bild, who then passed them to the New York Times – Benedict says he can understand the “deep-seated pain” his resignation caused. However, people’s anger at his decision is devaluing his entire pontificate, leading to it being “conflated with the sadness about the situation of the Church today.” The New York Times says that the letters...
  • Ted Cruz vs. Beto O'Rourke | How poll results can be so different

    09/20/2018 4:13:50 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 8 replies
    kvue abc ^ | Published: 5:32 PM CDT September 19, 2018 Updated: 7:34 PM CDT September 19, 2018 | Ashley Goudeau
    There are now conflicting polls in the race to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. On Tuesday, Quinnipiac University released a poll showing Ted Cruz with a nine-point lead. But Wednesday, an Ipsos poll put Beto O'Rourke up by two points... ...Tuesday, Cruz was up by nine points in the polls and then Wednesday, a different poll had O'Rourke up by two points. That's a significant shift because Wednesday's poll is the first to give O'Rourke the the lead... ...But how can the polls have such different results? "There are different polling techniques," said Sherri Greenberg , Clinical Professor at...
  • The Latest on the Viganò Letter Drama… Vatican II Church Meltdown – Days 21-25 (Catholic Caucus)

    09/20/2018 4:06:58 AM PDT · by Repent and Believe
    Novus Ordo Watch ^ | September 18, A.D. 2018 | Editor
    Developments & Reactions This post continues our coverage of the ongoing ecclesiastical Chernobyl unleashed by the accusations of the former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Viganò, which were first published on Aug. 25 and have the potential not only to bring an end to the Francis “pontificate” but even to throw the entire Vatican II Sect into unprecedented chaos: Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 Developments In his homily for the day, Francis delivered Part 3 of his “Great Accuser” theme — video report here “Cardinal” Donald Wuerl’s homily for the opening of his “season of healing” in Washington,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Are we on the verge of civil war?

    09/20/2018 4:00:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Americans keep dividing into two hostile camps. It seems the country is back to 1860 on the eve of the Civil War, rather than in 2018, during the greatest age of affluence, leisure and freedom in the history of civilization. The ancient historian Thucydides called the civil discord that tore apart the fifth-century B.C. Greek city-states “stasis.” He saw stasis as a bitter civil war between the revolutionary masses and the traditionalist middle and upper classes. Something like that ancient divide is now infecting every aspect of American life. Americans increasingly are either proud of past U.S. traditions, ongoing reform...
  • Throwing Pistol and Running Fails to Stop Grizzly Bear Attack on Guide

    09/20/2018 3:59:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 September, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    In a tragic story from Wyoming, Mark Uptain, a hunting guide, was killed by a grizzly bear on Friday.  His client fled the scene after throwing Mark a pistol. The two were retrieving an elk that had been wounded the previous day while they were bowhunting. The men were processing or packing out the elk when they were attacked by two large bears. It is difficult to categorize this as a defensive use of a firearm when no attempt was made to fire the handgun. The handgun was reported to be in a pack when the attack started. It...
  • Bunkerville Standoff: Unapproved Content On Ryan Bundy Campaingn Website Stirs Up Storm

    09/20/2018 3:56:49 AM PDT · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/19/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "Hell no, I don't agree with that" Ryan Bundy Responds To "Rape For Rape" Content Placed on His "Ryan Bundy For Governor" Website By Web Designer Of Site Cardiff Gerhardt When someone runs as a "third party" like Ryan Bundy is for Governor of Nevada as an Independent, one can expect the established political machines to either spy on the campaign or actively try to cause damage if the third candidate poses a serious threat. In the UK the United Kingdom Independence Party found itself hit hard by people who made outrageous comments as candidates or elected officials or ended...
  • Security breach prompts lockdown at Orlando Melbourne International Airport

    09/20/2018 3:54:53 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 11 replies
    WESH 2 News ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | WESH 2 News
    MELBOURNE, Fla. — A security breach at Orlando Melbourne International Airport prompted a lockdown early Thursday morning. According to an airport official, an unauthorized student pilot boarded a commercial jet. Advertisement The Melbourne Police Department tweeted Thursday morning that the airport is closed, and all flights have been suspended. The lockdown was put in place a little before 5 a.m. The airport is still closed at this time. The person of interest has been apprehended. The airport should re-open soon.
  • New iPhones with Larger Screens Deemed Sexist for Being Too Big for Some Women's Hands

    09/20/2018 3:49:03 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    People ^ | 9/14/18
    Apple CEO Tim Cook just announced a new series of larger iPhone models, and the products are already being criticized by some women who claim the phones have a sexist design. On Wednesday, Cook announced that the company would be expanding their iPhone X line with three new phones. While the smallest of these products, the iPhone XS, has a 5.8-inch screen, the largest, the iPhone XS Max has a whopping 6.5-inch screen, making it Apple’s largest iPhone ever. Additionally, the company also announced that they would be discontinuing their iPhone SE, which had a 4-inch screen. Numerous women have...
  • Today's Toons 9/20/18

    09/20/2018 3:23:16 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 4 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 9/20/18 | pookie18
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  • The New York Times takes it on the chin after asking for help finding 'false information'

    09/20/2018 3:03:36 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/18/18 | Valerie Richardson
    A Tuesday request by The New York Times asking for readers’ help in finding examples of “false information” intended to “confuse, mislead, or influence voters” met with predictable results. The request teed up a blast of sarcasm from critics, many of whom suggested reading the newspaper’s own pages or posted stories such as last week’s walked-back Times report on U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley’s curtains. “Have you checked your op-ed page lately?” tweeted on commentator in a typical post. Others jabs included, “Buy a mirror,” “Look within,” “Start with every article you publish,” and “The offices of Bret...
  • Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Shouldn’t Testify at ‘Sham Hearing’

    09/20/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Gillibrand said the Committee is mistreating Ford, telling CNN, "Well, you know, I stand with her [Ford] and she is being bullied by this committee. It’s outrageous that this committee has not moved forward despite the rest of the world. They’re stuck in decades ago."
  • IL union president: 'Vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with…'

    09/20/2018 2:29:39 AM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    KMOV ^ | 9/18/18 | Eric Sykes
    **SNIP** In the video, Totsy Bailey, Local 439 Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union president, can be heard saying, "Vote early, vote often, whatever you can get away with... I shouldn't say that, but, I don't care." When reached for comment, Bailey said he didn't have a comment about his words and hung up the phone abruptly. The video shows Bailey introducing a speaker at the Labor Rally in Caseyville.
  • ‘Vice Pope’ Says Cardinal McCarrick’s Homosexual Abuse Was a ‘Private Matter’

    09/20/2018 2:26:15 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart National Security ^ | 9/19/18 | Thomas D Williams
    Papal adviser Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga said last week that Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s serial sex abuse and the way the pope handled it is a “private matter” that should not be treated as a sensational story.“Turning a private matter into a bombshell headline that explodes in the world and whose shrapnel does damage to the faith of many people does not seem right,” the Honduran cardinal said in reference to a recent report by the former papal nuncio to the United States. “I think that a management issue ought to be aired with more serene and objective criteria, not in...
  • Normal operations resume after attempt to infiltrate Lutheran computers

    09/20/2018 2:23:06 AM PDT · by gattaca · 1 replies
    WPTA Channel 21 ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jonathan Shelley
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - Officials at Lutheran Health Network lifted a diversion order early Tuesday evening after neutralizing a cyber-attack that had prompted a scale-back in services at the company's flagship hospital. Normal operations were restored shortly before 6:30 p.m., several hours after a computer intrusion led Lutheran Hospital to postpone elective procedures and to go on "divert status" as a precaution. The moves allowed for the matter to be thoroughly addressed, without risk to important data. A spokesman said other member hospitals were accepting patients for scheduled appointments during the time. In a statement, officials with Lutheran...
  • Amir Tsarfati explains Monday nights strike on a Russian plane in Syria

    09/20/2018 2:19:00 AM PDT · by firebrand · 2 replies
    Behold Israel YouTube Channel ^ | Sept. 19, 2018 | Amir Tsarfati
    Amir had a partly erroneous video up earlier on Wednesday, which he has now taken down. The knowledge that he had at that time was partly wrong. This video is the situation according to more recent knowledge. The situation is quite serious in the Middle East right now. Everyone is trying hard to stay polite and calm, including Russia, but the situation has changed somewhat in the past few days. It's probably a good time to pray for Israel and for the Middle East in general and for the world. God is in charge, so never fear. Thank you for...
  • U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison's ex-girlfriend posts medical record alleging abuse

    09/20/2018 12:54:33 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | 9/19/18 | JESSIE VAN BERKEL
    U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s former girlfriend Karen Monahan has posted a medical document on social media that shows she told a doctor in 2017 that she had been in an abusive relationship with Ellison. Monahan, who said Ellison domestically abused her in 2016, shared the patient progress notes from Nov. 2017 on Twitter several times this week. Ellison, who is running for Minnesota attorney general, has denied the allegation, which emerged in August. Monahan’s son first told the story on social media, and she later confirmed what her son said. During a fight, Ellison pulled on her legs and feet...
  • New plan from some House Democrats aims to oust Nancy Pelosi

    09/20/2018 12:38:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/19/18 | BO ERICKSON, ED O'KEEFE
    An ongoing feud over who will lead House Democrats next year is poised to enter a new round as early as next week, as members eager to oust House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, are floating a new way to do so. The latest attempt — which senior leadership aides anticipate will be futile — once again exposes that a handful of House Democrats remain concerned about whether Pelosi is dragging down candidates locked in competitive races that the party needs to win in order to gain control of the House. This group of anti-Pelosi Democrats is seeking to change...
  • Why status of Kavanaugh confirmation process could become more clear on Friday

    09/20/2018 12:13:25 AM PDT · by familyop · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 19, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    The GOP fears a political backlash from female voters, à la what unfolded in 1991 following hearings with Justice Clarence Thomas and law professor Anita Hill...Feinstein’s comments crystallize the Kavanaugh/Ford narrative. We have two credible people who have risen to the tops of their professions. Yet, no one’s certain about who’s truthful. And, there’s no guarantee we’ll know for sure even after a public hearing. After all, people still wonder about Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, 27 years later.
  • The Truth About Polygraph Tests: They're Junk Science,

    09/19/2018 11:08:53 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    City Journal ^ | Claire Berlinski
    News organizations would render a valuable service if, whenever they report that someone has taken or proposes to take a polygraph, they reminded readers (or explained to them) that polygraphs are voodoo. Junk science. They are no more reliable than a pack of Tarot cards. Polygraph evidence is inadmissible in court. There is a good reason for that. To check Brett Kavanaugh’s qualifications for the Supreme Court, Congress would do well to ask him whether he believes Frye v. United States and United States v. Scheffer were correctly decided. This would be far more illuminating (and meaningful) to anyone trying...
  • #DearProfessorFord: Actresses support Brett Kavanaugh's accuser ahead of hearings

    09/19/2018 10:50:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Mashable ^ | September 20, 2018 | Shannon Connellan
    Hollywood actresses and women from around the U.S., some being key members of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, have shown their support for Christine Blasey Ford. Blasey, a professor at California's Palo Alto University, who recently accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, has seen significant public support after she made the difficult decision to publicly share her story. Now, the likes of Julianne Moore, America Ferrera, Gabrielle Union, Amber Tamblyn, Eva Longoria, Jamia Wilson, and Marisa Tomei, along with many other women from different situations, all read the same supportive letter to Ford, in a video...