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  • Foundations pouring millions into campaign to eradicate religious exemptions on gay ‘marriage’

    08/03/2015 8:34:32 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 1 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7/31/15 | Steve Weatherbe
    WASHINGTON D.C. July 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Revelations that a half dozen well-heeled liberal foundations are pouring millions of dollars into a concerted campaign to force religious organizations to accept same sex “marriage” have defenders of religious rights warning of a new “wave” of litigation. “Attacking religious exemptions is the next big wave,” Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, told LifeSiteNews. “Gay rights are only the pretext. These groups won’t be satisfied till every trace of religion is erased from public life in America.” After investigating their financial and annual reports, The Catholic News Agency has released the names...
  • Army is breaking, let down by Washington

    08/03/2015 8:33:51 AM PDT · by huldah1776
    Stars And Stripes ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Robert H. Scales
    Last month, Gen. Ray Odierno, outgoing Army chief of staff, and Gen. Mark Milley, his successor, testified to the difficulties faced by the Army. I’d like to make the same points by telling a story. **********snip************ The Obama administration just announced a 40,000 reduction in the Army’s ranks. But the numbers don’t begin to tell the tale. Soldiers stay in the Army because they love to go into the field and train; Defense Secretary Ash Carter recently said that the Army will not have enough money for most soldiers to train above the squad level this year. Soldiers need to...
  • Al Sharpton on what Donald Trump could learn from James Brown

    08/03/2015 8:29:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 21, 2015 | Janell Ross
    "... advice that Sharpton thinks Donald Trump could use now." James Brown said to me, “Reverend, let me tell you something…. There’s a difference between the lounge act and the acts that play the main room.” We’re at Caesar’s Palace. I’m about 19 - 20 years old. And I said, “What do you mean?” You’ve got to be ready. You gotta have choreography. You gotta be rehearsed. You gotta have polish, Sharpton said Brown told him. “[But] when you get on the main stage, Reverend, whatever you did to get out [of] the lounge, don’t do that on the main...
  • Mom killed daughter, 6, and father, cops say

    08/03/2015 8:27:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2015
    Cheyanne Jessie’s 6-year-old daughter and 50-year-old father hadn’t been seen for 13 days and Polk County detectives say they were receiving an ever-changing story from the dry-eyed Florida mother. First, Cheyanne allegedly told police on Saturday that Mark Weekly absconded to Georgia with his granddaughter, Meredith Jessie. A text from Weekly’s phone said he had a year left to live and wanted to spend his remaining time with his granddaughter. Then, cops say, Cheyanne admitted to having an argument with her father. After a while, she allegedly admitted that verbal argument became a physical altercation. \“And things don’t smell right,”...
  • Amy Schumer, Chuck Schumer team up for gun control

    08/03/2015 8:17:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 19 replies
    Newsday ^ | 8/3/15
    Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Chuck Schumer to call for tighter gun control. She will join the senator on Monday as he unveils a three-part plan that would make it harder for violent criminals and mentally ill to obtain guns. They cited the recent shooting in a Louisiana movie theater that killed two women and injured nine others during a screening of the movie "Trainwreck" starring Amy Schumer. Amy Schumer is the senator's cousin.
  • Moroccan dies trying to reach Spain in suitcase

    08/03/2015 8:14:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    ca.news.yahoo.com ^ | 08-03-2015 | Staff
    MADRID (Reuters) - A Moroccan man suffocated while being smuggled to Spain in a suitcase stowed in the boot of a car, the Spanish government said on Monday. The 27-year-old man, whose name was not made public, was found dead after the car arrived at the port of Almeria on a ferry from Melilla, a Spanish enclave in North Africa. The car's owner, the dead man's brother, was arrested for murder, a government spokesman in the city said. The brother raised the alarm about the stowaway's condition when the ferry docked in Spain but emergency services could do nothing to...
  • Company’s $70,000 Minimum Wage Works Out Just Like Atlas Shrugged Predicted

    08/03/2015 8:14:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Walter Hudson
    “Now the people who were just clocking in and out were making the same as me,” he told the paper. “It shackles high performers to less motivated team members.”
  • Cruz Statement on President Obama’s EPA Regulations

    08/03/2015 8:07:37 AM PDT · by Isara · 6 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 08/03/15
    HOUSTON, Texas — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released the following statement in response to President Obama’s announced EPA regulations:“The President’s lawless and radical attempt to destabilize the Nation’s energy system is flatly unconstitutional and–unless it is invalidated by Congress, struck down by the courts, or rescinded by the next Administration–will cause Americans’ electricity costs to skyrocket at a time when we can least afford it. I urge leaders of both parties, including Democrats who represent communities that will be devastated by this reckless policy, to stand up against this Administration’s dangerous agenda of economic decline.”###
  • 11 Red Flag Events That Just Happened As We Enter The Pivotal Month Of August 2015

    08/03/2015 8:07:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    TEC ^ | 08/02/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Are you ready for what is coming in August? All over America, economic, political and social tensions are building, and the next 30 days could turn out to be pivotal. In July, we saw things start to turn. As you will read about below, a major six year trendline for the S&P 500 was finally broken this month, Chinese stocks crashed, commodities crashed, and debt problems started erupting all over the planet. I fully expect that this next month (August) will be a month of transition as we enter an extremely chaotic time in the fall and winter. Things are...
  • CNN/WSJ Poll Trump Leads Walker, Bush

    08/03/2015 8:06:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 5 replies
    http://www.cnn.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Eric Bradner
    Poll: Trump leads Walker, Bush Donald Trump leads a new NBC/WSJ poll published Sunday Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rick Perry are on the bubble for making the Fox News debate on Thursday Washington (CNN)—Businessman Donald Trump is still riding high in a new poll, just days ahead of the much anticipated first GOP presidential primary debate. He drew 19% support in the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published Sunday, ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 15% and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush at 14% Those three were followed by neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 10%, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz...
  • With debate looming, Trump has huge lead in latest poll (Trump at 26%)

    08/03/2015 8:06:29 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    politico.com ^ | Steven Shepard
    The identities of the 10 Republicans likely to be on stage at Thursday’s presidential debate are coming into focus after another poll on Monday shows Donald Trump running away from the rest of the field and Rick Perry lagging behind his competitors for the final spot. A new Monmouth University poll has Trump at 26 percent, easily topping his competitors. The next-closest candidates — former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker — are at 12 percent and 11 percent, respectively. Both the new Monmouth survey and an average of the five most-recent live-caller polls — Fox News’...
  • Consider Answering This Question That Jesus Posed

    08/03/2015 8:05:46 AM PDT · by Salvation · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-02-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Consider Answering This Question That Jesus Posed Msgr. Charles Pope • August 2, 2015 • In the midst of explaining a parable to the disciples, Jesus stopped and asked them a question:“Do you understand these things?” (Mt. 13:52)Now, rule number one in reading Scripture is when Jesus asks a question, you answer it. You don’t keep reading to see how the Apostles or disciples answered it. You stop, put down the Bible, and answer it yourself. I have deliberately not provided any context to the question Jesus asks above (you can look it up later if you’d like). But...
  • Navy officer may be prosecuted for shooting Chattanooga jihadist

    08/03/2015 8:05:22 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/2/15 | Robert Spencer
    If this happens, it will confirm that in Obama’s America, jihad terrorist lives matter. Those of their victims, not so much. “Revealed: Navy Officer Did Something Heroic During Chattanooga Shooting, But May Be PUNISHED For It,” by James Beattie, Western Journalism, July 22, 2015 (thanks to Pamela Geller): A Navy officer and Marine reportedly returned fire at the shooter who killed five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn., even though current policy does not permit military members to carry firearms on facilities such as those where the attack occurred. Mohammod Abdulazeez was slain last Thursday after allegedly firing dozens of shots...
  • Obama Will Jetset To The Arctic To Warn About Global Warming

    08/03/2015 8:05:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Michael Bastasch
    Based on government data, Obama’s jaunt to the Arctic aboard Air Force One will emit about 354, 585 pounds of carbon dioxide, or about 161 metric tonnes, for just that one leg of the flight. That’s equivalent to what 22 homes emit from burning electricity every year or the annual emissions from driving 33 cars, according to the EPA’s own carbon footprint calculator.
  • The People of Zimbabwe Too Poor, Too Hungry to Care About Cecil the Lion

    08/03/2015 8:02:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/03/2015 | by Susan L.M. Goldberg
    The first question any logical person would pose upon hearing the Cecil the lion story should be along the lines of whether or not that lion meat (presuming it is edible) was used to feed the people of Zimbabwe. Too bad the story didn’t attract any logical people, those who might give two cents about the suffering of the people, not the animals of Africa. For Western, middle-class and celebrity animal-rights activists, it is simply easier to leave Africa to the Africans, many of whom don’t really get why killing a lion in a nation largely without running water is...
  • Loretta Lynch Embeds Federal Agents In Baltimore To Help Control Embarrassment of Growing Crisis…

    08/03/2015 7:59:45 AM PDT · by PROCON · 15 replies
    theconservativetreehouse ^ | Aug. 2, 2015 | sundance
    BALTIMORE – After 10 people were shot — seven of them in one incident — overnight in Baltimore following the city’s most violent month in decades, police announced Sunday that 10 federal agents will embed with the city’s homicide unit for the next two months. The special agents detailed to the city from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Secret Service represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” Interim Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said. “That’s a bit unusual because local police departments —...
  • Guess Who? 42 Celebrities Who Support Planned Parenthood, Which Kills and Sells Aborted Babies

    08/03/2015 7:59:26 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 9 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 8/2/15 | Kristine Marsh
    It’s not surprising that the majority of actors and actresses in Hollywood are liberals. But the number of celebrities who go out of their way to support abortion rights and, in particular, Planned Parenthood, through PSAs, speaking engagements and financial donations is shocking. Here are 42 celebrities who have publicly supported the abortion giant. Celebrities Know What’s Good for Women — Just Let Them Tell You Many celebrities have starred in sanctimonious public service announcements for the abortion giant. Actress Scarlett Johansson starred in this 2011 PSA, where she called a bill to defund Planned Parenthood “disastrous.” Before the 2012...
  • Welcome to Maine, nobody cares if you’re buying Zig-Zags

    08/03/2015 7:59:19 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 9 replies
    bangordailynews.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Hunter Smith
    On an afternoon like any other, I was in a store like any other, a general store. I got to the register at the same time as another customer and motioned for him to go first. His clothes were worn but neat, his skin was tan but clean, and his sunglasses were spotless: he was unmistakably from out of town. He approached the register and made a request under his breath, “papers.” “What?” replied the cashier as a line formed behind me.
  • Christ the Creationist

    08/03/2015 7:58:49 AM PDT · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Oct. 2015 | Jonathan Sarfati
    Christ the Creationist by Jonathan Sarfati Many in the Church question whether creation is relevant to the Christian faith or Christian living. Some say, “Don’t worry about Genesis; just believe in Jesus.” Others even call themselves ‘red-letter Christians’, concentrating only on Jesus’ recorded statements which are in red in some Bibles. However, this position is self-refuting. Even using red letters alone, we can show that Jesus did not subscribe to this view. Jesus said, “Scripture cannot be broken” (John 10:35)—for Him, what Scripture says is what God says. Many times, Jesus said, “It is written …”, then cited Scripture as...
  • The New Normal and a Very New Spin

    08/03/2015 7:57:54 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 3, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    It began quietly enough. A talking head on television would say it’s unfair to expect the robust economic boom of the 90s again; we had the “peace dividend” to thank for it, and it’s not like the Soviet Union is going to fall again. Or a columnist reminds us of the invention of the modern computer in the early 80s, and then the arrival of the internet age in the 90s; such technological breakthroughs were a once-in-history occurrence; they’re responsible for the booms we remember, nothing else. Or some caller on the radio, aged and experienced, with opinions fortified by...
  • Donald Trump Widely Disliked Among Latinos, New Poll Shows

    08/03/2015 7:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Time ^ | 8/3/16 | Sam Frizell
    A large majority of Latinos view Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump negatively, according to a new poll, and more than half believe his recent comments about Mexican immigrants were racist and inappropriate. Trump, who is leading the Republican field in polls ahead of the first debate this week, has drawn both headlines and scorn for his incendiary comments about Mexicans and immigrants, saying during his announcement speech in June that Mexico is “sending people that have lots of problems… They are bringing crime. They’re rapists.” A survey of 250 Latinos found that 75% view the television star and real estate...
  • Where Will Hillary! Be in 2017 — the White House or the Big House?

    08/03/2015 7:51:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/03/2015 | Michael Walsh
    Hillary Clinton says she’s running for president, but at this point in the inexorably unfolding Clinton Scandals, it may be all she can do to stay out of jail: With U.S. intelligence officials scrambling to contain damage from potentially hundreds of spy agency secrets in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private emails, questions are mounting over why the Justice Department has not yet opened a criminal investigation against the Democratic presidential front-runner for mishandling a mountain of classified information.While some secrecy experts believe Mrs. Clinton will be able to build a strong case that material on her server was not classified...
  • Muslim Immigration Puts Half a Million U.S. Girls at Risk of Genital Mutilation

    08/03/2015 7:46:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/2/2015 | Julia Hahn
    ... a petition from the womens’ group Equality Now reveals that immigration has put the United States on a list that will be much more difficult for progressive immigration enthusiasts to cheer. A massive influx of immigrants from Muslim-populated countries in Africa and the Middle East has led the group to conclude that more than half a million girls in the U.S. are in danger of having their exposed sexual organs skinned from their bodies. The practice is known as female genital mutilation (FGM).
  • Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can't Violate The First Amendment

    08/03/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2015 | George Leef
    Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, “Is this even for real?” Such a case has recently come to an end with a strong victory for student free speech rights and an equally strong rebuke to the idea many college administrators seem to have that they hold king-like powers on campus. The facts are as follows. In early 2007, Hayden Barnes was a student at Valdosta State University in Georgia (VSU) when school officials announced plans to build a new parking garage using $30 million in student fee money. Barnes, an...
  • Dr. Ben Carson Asked a 'Gotcha' Question: Does the Bible Have Authority Over the Constitution?

    08/03/2015 7:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY ANUGRAH KUMAR
    "Does the Bible have authority over the Constitution?" That "gotcha" question was put to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. The retired neurosurgeon, however, didn't fall for the bait. NBC's Chuck Todd said it's a question from a Facebook poster by one Victor Roush, adding that it's a "simple question." "Does the Bible have authority over the constitution?" "That is not a simple question by any stretch of the imagination," Carson, retired neurosurgeon retorted. "I think probably what you have to do is ask a very specific question about a specific passage of the Bible...
  • Why Ted Cruz Has More To Gain As The Presidential Election Campaigns Gear Up

    08/03/2015 7:36:30 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    http://www.examiner.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Jack Dennis
    Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Sen. Ted Cruz, on Friday at the end of a nearly 20-minute speech on the Senate floor, accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying to him. Ted Cruz, the first Latino elected to the Senate from Texas and the first Hispanic law clerk for a chief justice of the Supreme Court, has more potential to gain than other presidential candidates as citizens begin to learn more about him. Most voters have yet...
  • I Was Training to Be a Radical Imam and Then Saw Jesus

    08/03/2015 7:35:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/03/2015 | BY HERMOINE MACURA
    Thousands of People Are Being Transformed by Jesus Christ in the Arab World as the Gospel Breaks New Ground in a Region Hostile to Its Message and Its Missionaries. ERBIL, IRAQ — Amidst the battle against Islamic State across Syria and Iraq, an Arab Holocaust continues to unfold as millions of people flee their extremist ideologies and horrifying violence. The situation is reaching a "new level of barbarity with each passing day" that's resulting in "devastating spillover effects across the region," stated U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at a meeting with world powers late last year. Here in Iraq and...
  • Honor our service members who used their personal firearms to fight back against terrorist attacker

    08/03/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    War on Guns ^ | August 03, 2015 | David Codrea
    I did.MORE But I don't want to be on any lists! You think owning a gun and frequenting sites like this one hasn't already put you on several? But I don't want to get junk email! Assuming you as a citizen truly don't want to be informed by the White House of what they're up to, just "unsubscribe" if it bugs you. But this will just create another class of "Only Ones"! Not really, when you consider, because of their employment, the service members' rights have been diminished below those of the citizenry. But this won't do any good! If...
  • Jeb Bush recalls 'dark-skinned' son's experience with discrimination

    08/03/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/28/15 | PATRICIA MAZZEI
    There are some things Jeb Bush seems more comfortable saying in Spanish. n his second language, the one he polished to woo his Mexican-born wife, Bush has more than once opened up in interviews in ways he has not yet in English. That may have to do with the questions Bush, an honorary Cuban American, gets asked in Spanish versus the ones he gets asked in English. But whether it's because of Bush or because of the interviewers, the former Florida governor has expressed himself in more personal terms en espańol. In Puerto Rico earlier this year, Bush's answer to...
  • Morning Devotional: Worship from the Heart (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/03/2015 7:32:46 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 10 replies
    “In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, but for Cain and his offering he had no regard” (vv. 3–5a). - Genesis 4:1–5 Scripture devotes its attention to many topics, and some are dealt with more often than others. Among the subjects that receive the most sustained attention are the character of God, the work of the Messiah, the plight of humanity in sin, and...
  • Obama to Announce the ‘Biggest, Most Important Step We’ve Ever Taken’ on Climate Change

    08/03/2015 7:31:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 8/3/2015 | Liz Klimas
    President Barack Obama is mandating even steeper greenhouse gas cuts from U.S. power plants than previously expected, while granting states more time and broader options to comply. The tweaks to Obama’s unprecedented emissions limits on power plants, to be unveiled at the White House on Monday, aim to address a bevy of concerns raised by both environmentalist and the energy industry. The Environmental Protection Agency received more than 4 million public comments after Obama announced the proposed version last year, and opponents of the plan attempted unsuccessfully to stop it in Congress and in the courts.
  • Sorry, Still No American Exceptionalism

    08/03/2015 7:29:52 AM PDT · by LS · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/3/2015 | Stanley Kurtrz
    hen Newsweek broke the story last week that the College Board had redone its controversial 2014 AP U.S. history (APUSH) framework, the headline blared: “Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism.” That headline was quickly echoed across the web, with Slate promising an APUSH course “Juiced Up With More ‘American Exceptionalism,’” New York Magazine following suit, and Think Progress decrying the College Board’s supposed “cave” to conservative pressure. A more accurate headline would have been, “College Board Inserts Meaningless Mention of American Exceptionalism to Shut Conservatives Up: Liberals Go Nuts.” Early coverage of the renewed APUSH controversy has...
  • These 7 Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned...(VOTE IS TODAY- PLEASE CALL)

    08/03/2015 7:29:24 AM PDT · by blueyon · 33 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | 7/02/15 | Steven Ertelt
    "These Seven Senators Will Decide if the Senate Totally De-Funds Planned Parenthood" The Senate will vote early Monday evening on a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows four shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies. Following pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement of a working group, Senator Joni Ernst and Senators Rand Paul and James Lankford, along with 21 cosponsors, introduced legislation to protect women’s health and defund Planned Parenthood, S.1881.
  • Obama poised to unveil major climate change plan [Poised to stamp out coal once and for all]

    08/03/2015 7:28:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington (AFP) - With one eye on his legacy, US President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change. The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for the first time. Plants will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, in an ambitious drive which will boost the renewable-energy sector...
  • Jeb Bush calls for sanctuary crackdown, local enforcement of immigration laws

    08/03/2015 7:26:43 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/3/15 | Stephan Dinan
    GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush announced a six-point plan to improve border security Monday, calling for a series of basic steps that draw general agreement — and a controversial crackdown on sanctuary cities. Mr. Bush, a former two-term Florida governor, said he was a “trailblazer” in working to enlist his state police to help enforce federal immigration laws, and said those cities and counties that refuse to cooperate should have federal law enforcement grants withheld. His six-point plan, released to WMUR, a television station in New Hampshire, where the GOP candidates are gathered for a forum later Monday, calls for...
  • We must talk about Islam: A faith that affects everyone should be susceptible to critique by all

    08/03/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by OddLane · 2 replies
    Salon ^ | August 2, 2015 | Jeffrey Taylor
    Eight months after it suffered one of the worst terrorist attacks in French history, the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to provoke wrongheaded, confused and even cowardly analysis that disregards the facts and betrays a failure to understand – or a refusal to recognize — the stakes we in the West all have in what the publication stands for: freedom of expression. Lest we forget those facts: on Jan. 7, the brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi burst into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo, and, shouting “Allahu akbar!” systematically gunned down staff members and others present. After doing so,...
  • Obama Authorizes "Defensive" Airstrikes Against Assad Regime In Syria

    08/03/2015 7:25:05 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 5 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8-3-2015 | Durden
    On Friday, we checked in on the Pentagon’s ongoing effort to recruit, vet, and train ambitious "freedom fighters" to join the battle against ISIS in Syria. It goes without saying that covert US efforts to aid the multifarious groups vying for control of the country have met with disastrous consequences so far, but if there’s anything Washington is particularly adept at, it’s making bad foreign policy outcomes worse, which is why we weren’t at all surprised to learn that the commander of the Pentagon's new Syrian "force" was captured, along with his deputy, by al-Qaeda affiliate al-Nusra last week near...
  • Joe Biden is ‘Likely’ to run

    08/03/2015 7:23:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 08/03/2015 | Kimberly Atkins
    WASHINGTON — Joe Biden is leaning strongly toward a 2016 presidential bid, a source close to the vice president tells the Herald — news that is spurring excitement among top Democrats in Massachusetts and early voting states who are worried about front-runner Hillary Clinton’s hefty political baggage and sagging poll numbers. An adviser close to Biden, who is familiar with the vice president’s exploration process, told the Herald that Biden will “more likely than not” jump into the 2016 race. A request for comment from Biden’s White House office was not returned yesterday. The news of Biden’s renewed campaign activity...
  • The Big, Mean, Nasty Dead Baby Pictures: What Good Can that Stuff Do?

    08/03/2015 7:22:47 AM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 4 replies
    The Remnant Newspaper ^ | 8/2/15 | Hilary White
    You know, there are times when I wish the real world were less like satire. I wrote the following fictional news piece as a joke with a friend, a fellow journalist, on Facebook as we were anticipating (still waiting, by the way) the official response from the USCCB on the ongoing revelations of the Planned Parenthood videos. The appalling ghastliness of the videos revealing the world’s largest abortionist organisation’s baby-parts business, I felt, made the usual bland, boilerplate, bishopspeak rhetoric seem even more absurd and outrageous than usual. We were having a good (though somewhat grim) laugh, lowering, en-blanding and...
  • Biker Authority Arrested [Waco]

    08/03/2015 7:22:22 AM PDT · by don-o · 18 replies
    The Aging Rebel ^ | August 1, 2015
    Widely quoted “outlaw biker authority” James F. Quinn has been charged with nine felony counts of possession of child pornography. Quinn is a former professor of criminology at the University of North Texas in Denton and the author of numerous works about bikers including: “Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs: Aspects of the One-Percenter Culture for Emergency Department Personnel to Consider;” “The Tools, Tactics, and Mentality of Outlaw Biker Wars;” “Leathers and Rolexes: The Symbolism and Values of the Motorcycle Club;” “The Nature of Criminality Within One-Percent Motorcycle Clubs; “Angels, Bandidos, Outlaws, and Pagans: The Evolution of Organized Crime Among the Big Four...
  • How Jeb Bush would secure the border

    08/03/2015 7:21:26 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    KBZK ^ | 8/3/15 | Ashley Killough CNN
    Cracking down on sanctuary cities, deporting immigrants who've overstayed their visas and installing more bases at the border would be key elements to Jeb Bush's immigration policy if elected president, the former Florida governor wrote Monday in a Medium post. Bush, who's made immigration a key focus of his White House bid, outlined six proposals to enhance border security and enforce immigration law, arguing that all six would receive "bipartisan support in Congress."
  • Growing signs Schumer will oppose Iran deal

    08/03/2015 7:20:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/03/2015 | By MANU RAJU and BURGESS EVERETT
    Chuck Schumer is getting an earful from opponents of the Iran nuclear deal. More than 10,000 phone calls have flooded his office line the past two weeks, organized by a group looking to kill the deal. Another group has dropped seven figures on TV in New York City to pressure Schumer and other lawmakers to vote against the plan. The powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee has put its muscle behind an effort to lobby the New Yorker against it. And Dov Hikind, a state assemblyman from Brooklyn, was arrested for disorderly conduct while protesting the deal outside Schumer’s office....
  • Jeb Bush unveils 6-point immigration border security and enforcement plan

    08/03/2015 7:18:41 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 8/3/15 | George Bennett
    Addressing one of his vulnerabilities with Republican primary voters — the perception he’s soft on illegal immigration — Jeb Bush today unveiled a six-point plan for improving border security and immigration enforcement and cracking down on “sanctuary cities.” In laying out his plan, Bush reiterated that he favors a path to earned “legal status” for the estimated 11 million people now in the country illegally and that, GOP primary tough talk aside, “there is no rational plan to deport millions of people that the American people would support.”
  • New Q-poll shows Americans oppose Iran deal 2:1

    08/03/2015 7:17:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The more that the American people get a chance to look at the nuclear deal with Iran, the less they like it. Prior to the announcement of a deal (and the details of its commitments), public opinion favored a deal while remaining skeptical that it would stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons. A week after the deal, a Pew poll showed a plurality opposed, 38/48; two weeks out, a CNN poll showed a majority opposed at 44/52.A new Quinnipiac poll shows a stronger majority opposed, but the worst aspect for the Obama administration is the collapse in support. Only...
  • Donald Trump pays “as little as possible” in taxes [Yeah… Him and everyone else with a brain]

    08/03/2015 7:15:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It’s probably a sign of the times which defines this span of every quadrennial cycle as the silly season, but the media can manage to take any comment from the candidates – be it ever so trivial – and figure out a way to turn it into a controversy. With that in mind it probably won’t come as any surprise that when Donald Trump was tagged for the Sunday shows, a question which seems like one of the most obvious things in the world immediately turned into a punditry dust-up. What did the interviewer want to know? How much...
  • The Love of Money (from the book “Strength for Today”)(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/03/2015 7:14:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil” (1 Timothy 6:10). There are specific indicators that warn us if we are loving money. Today’s verse is a classic reference and contains the overarching scriptural principle concerning our attitude toward money. In referring to the love of money, Paul is essentially talking about the sin of greed. That sin is a serious offense in God’s eyes, which means we ought to desire with all our hearts to have victory over it. And we can begin to achieve such victory by recognizing the major warning signs of...
  • boy, 9, Dies After Being Struck by Warmup Swing During Baseball Game in Kansas

    08/03/2015 7:13:09 AM PDT · by Conscience of a Conservative · 7 replies
    KTLA ^ | August 3, 2015 | CNN Wire
    A 9-year-old who was hit with a bat during a baseball game in Kansas over the weekend has died. Kaiser Carlile, a batboy for the Liberal Bee Jays team, was accidentally struck Saturday at a National Baseball Congress World Series game. “With the permission of the family, and with much sorrow and a very broken heart, I regretfully inform everyone that Kaiser Carlile passed away earlier this evening,” the team said in a statement. “Please keep his family and our team in your thoughts and prayers.” Kaiser was a batboy for the team, which is a summer league for college...
  • Jeb Bush says he can beef up security at the border without the 'divisive rhetoric'

    08/03/2015 7:13:03 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    LA Times ^ | 8/3/15 | LA Times
    Welcome to Trail Guide, your daily rundown of the ins-and-outs of the 2016 presidential campaign. It's Monday, Aug. 3 and this is what we're watching: Jeb Bush wants to crack down on sanctuary cities and improve technology at the border in his six-point plan to cut down on illegal immigration -snip- Jeb Bush endorses a crackdown on sanctuary cities, an e-Verify system and border fencing as "a component" of the improved security measures he says will cut back on illegal immigration. Bush outlined his six-point plan for border security in a post on Medium on Monday morning. and his campaign...
  • Filling up an Empty Word (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/03/2015 7:12:09 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "I show you a still more excellent way" (1 Cor. 12:31). Biblical love is characterized by humility, obedience to God, and self-sacrifice. In our society, love is a common word but an uncommon experience. Often those who use the word most understand it least. Many who think they've found love have really settled for something far less than God intended for them. For many, love means a romantic or sexual relationship. While Scripture has much to say about intimacy within marriage, the word love takes on a different meaning in the New Testament. Even Ephesians 5:25 ("Husbands, love your wives")...
  • Bush rolls out six-point plan to address border security, illegal immigration

    08/03/2015 7:08:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    WMUR ^ | 8/3/15 | John DiStaso
    MANCHESTER, N.H. GOP candidate calls for crackdown on sanctuary cities, ‘forward-leaning’ border patrol. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Monday will unveil a plan his campaign says will “realistically and honestly” address border security and illegal immigration. In addition to shoring up border security with new roads, new technologies and continuous surveillance, Bush would also crack down on sanctuary cities and send home those who enter the country legally but then overstay their visas. Bush will outline the plan in a Medium post on Monday ahead of the Voters First Forum at Saint Anselm College. Medium is a new online...