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  • St. Louis Rams Don't Plan To Add Michael Sam To Practice Squad

    08/31/2014 11:18:11 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    nfl.com ^ | 31 August 2014 | Gregg Rosenthal
    Michael Sam's NFL career is in limbo...The rookie defensive end cleared waivers on Sunday after the St. Louis Rams released him Saturday during their roster reduction to 53 men... Rams coach Jeff Fisher "remains a fan" but the Rams need practice help at other positions due to injury concerns.
  • Dozens of police departments report losing weapons supplied by Pentagon

    08/31/2014 10:58:39 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    ∑FoxNews ^ | September 01, 2014 | ∑FoxNews
    Images showing high-powered military rifles in the hands of law enforcement in Ferguson, Mo., after the police shooting of an unarmed black man focused attention on a controversial Pentagon program that supplies that kind of weaponry to local police departments. Now reports reveal how some of those guns have been lost by law enforcement officials who received the weapons.
  • Russians shot their own POWs

    08/31/2014 10:54:27 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    Zik TV ^ | Sunday 31 august, 2014, 20:22 | Zik TV
    Despite the agreement and the officerís word from the Russian commander, there was no withdrawal corridor for the Ukrainian troops encircled near Ilovajsk. As the Ukrainians started the withdrawal, the Russian troops opened fire regardless of the fact that there were Russian POWs in the column, deputy Dnipropetrovsk governor Boris Filatov wrote in Facebook, referring to those Ukrainian soldiers who managed to escape.
  • Bluegrass Poll: Gaining momentum, McConnell holds 4-point advantage over Grimes

    08/31/2014 10:50:02 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | August 30, 2014 | Sam Youngman
    The re-election campaign of U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has gained momentum in the last month, propelled by huge leads over Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in Western and Eastern Kentucky and among men, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. With less than 10 weeks until Election Day, the poll of 569 likely voters shows McConnell with a 4-point lead over Grimes, up from a 2 point margin a month ago. McConnell now leads Grimes 46 percent to 42 percent...
  • After Reaching $433,000, Donations For Ferguson Cop Halt Mysteriously

    08/31/2014 10:18:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | August 31, 2014 | MATT PEARCE
    After Reaching $433,000, Donations For Ferguson Cop Halt Mysteriously By MATT PEARCE Fundraising mysteriously ends for Ferguson police officer who killed Michael Brown After raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., two online donation pages appear to have been shut down by their organizers without explanation this weekend. On the crowdsourced fundraising site GoFundMe, "Support Officer Darren Wilson" and "Support Officer Wilson" -- two separate pages with similar names -- have raised $235,750 and $197,620, respectively, for the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown on Aug. 9. A similar...
  • The 12 Worst Shows on Cable News

    08/31/2014 10:18:17 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 31, 2014 | Mediaite Staff
    Last week we made a few cable news PR flacks happy and listed what we consider the 12 best shows on cable news. And now comes the time to dispose of that good will. Without further ado, here are the 12 worst shows on cable news:
  • How Dock Ellis Dropped Acid and Threw a No-Hitter

    08/31/2014 10:06:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    SNIP Ellis rushed to San Diego for the game. He pitched wildly through all nine innings, walking eight and hitting a batter, but managed to pitch a no-hitter in a 2-0 victory. After the game, says Spinks, someone asked Ellis if he saw the gameís final play. He responded, ďDid I see it? You should have seen it the way I saw it.Ē SNIP
  • 'Too Cautious' Obama Urged To Get Tough On Russia and ISIS [He's Way In Over His Head!]

    08/31/2014 10:02:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 31, 2014 | Dan Roberts
    'Too Cautious' Obama Urged To Get Tough On Russia and ISIS Republicans and Democrats call on president to take harder approach on Russian intervention in Ukraine and Isis in Syria Kerry: Ďairstrikes aloneí will not defeat Ďgenocidalí Isis Dan Roberts in Washington 31 August Barack Obama was on Sunday urged to take a tougher approach towards Russia and Syria, as Republicans and Democrats returned from their summer vacations in confrontational mood. After a week in which the president was criticised for failing to develop military plans for tackling Islamic State militants inside Syria and taking a relatively cautious approach to...
  • China Plans a Market for Carbon Permits

    08/31/2014 9:54:40 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 6 replies
    ny times ^ | 9-1-2014 | REUTERS
    China plans to introduce its national market for carbon permit trading in 2016, a government official said on Sunday, adding that Beijing is close to completing rules for what will be the worldís biggest emissions trading program. The nation accounts for nearly 30 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions, and it plans to use the carbon market to slow its rapid growth in climate-changing emissions. China has pledged to reduce the amount of carbon it emits per unit of its gross domestic product to 40 to 45 percent below its 2005 levels by 2020. It has already introduced seven regional...
  • Man Arrested for ĎAnti-Whiteí Central Park Pellet Attacks

    08/31/2014 9:52:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/30 | Natasha Velez and Larry Celona
    The first suspect has been arrested in a pair of racially-motivated pellet-gun shootings earlier this month in Central Park.
  • Libs go stupid as NFLís Rams cut openly gay Michael Sam

    08/31/2014 9:47:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Tillison
    It was inevitable. Rookie Michael Sam, heralded as the first openly gay player in the National Football League, was released Saturday by the St. Louis Rams, prompting the liberal blog Mother Jones to run what amounted to a photo of the player, along with a provocative, almost juvenile headline. The post, ďMichael Sam, Who Is Better At Football Than You Will Ever Be At Anything, Has Been Cut By the Rams,Ē offered no perspective whatsoever. In fact, other than the headline, there were no words. When Sam was first drafted, it was clear that if he were to eventually be...
  • Knockout game-style attack lands bicyclist in intensive care (Virginia)

    08/31/2014 9:33:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    WTVR-TV ^ | August 29, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. ó A 51-year-old bicyclist remains in intensive care at VCU Medical Center after he was targeted in what a witness called a ďknockout game-styleĒ attack. The man was riding his bicycle on River Road near the Prince George County-Hopewell line at about 7:30 Sunday morning when a car came up from behind and slowed down, the bicyclistís friend said. The friend, who wished to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, said someone in the car reached out and hit the bicyclist in the back with either his hand or an object. The bicyclist had time to...
  • THE NUCLEAR OPTION: WHEN OFFICER SAFETY IS JOB NO. 1, CITIZENS DIE

    08/31/2014 9:32:59 PM PDT · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 31 Aug 2014, | CHARLES HURT
    St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson, officer safety is the number one issue, after two of his officers fired nine rounds into a shoplifter. Is a police officer's number one job really to protect himself and his partner? Really?
  • The man who tried to shut down a kidís lemonade stand is now under investigation

    08/31/2014 9:26:25 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    washington post ^ | august 29, 2014 | Abby Ohlheiser
    Today in turnabout: A Florida man who became an Internet villain after his quest to shut down a childís lemonade stand went viral is now under investigation for potentially running an unlicensed home business. Doug Wilkey, 61, has contacted city officials in Dunedin at least four times in the past two years in an attempt to get law enforcement to shut down the lemonade stand operated by his young neighbor, T.J. Guerrero. Wilkeyís complaint,†the Tampa Bay Times reported last weekend, is that the lemonade stand is an ďĎillegal businessí that causes excessive traffic, noise, trash, illegal parking and other problems...
  • Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story China sprints while the West slumbers

    08/31/2014 9:20:43 PM PDT · by ckilmer
    peakprosperity ^ | Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:54 AM | Adam Taggart
    Home Podcast   concept w/Shutterstock iTunes | Download | Report Problem Kirk Sorensen: An Update On The Thorium Story China sprints while the West slumbers by Adam Taggart Sunday, August 31, 2014, 11:54 AM   Two years ago, we interviewed Kirk Sorensen about the potential for thorium to offer humanity a safe, cheap and abundant source of energy.He is an active advocate for developing liquid fluoride thorium reactor (LFTR) technology, the details of which were covered in our earlier podcast: A Detailed Exploration of Thorium's Potential As An Energy Source. That interview concluded with Kirk's observation that the West...
  • When can you legally use a gun against an unarmed person?

    08/31/2014 9:19:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 31, 2014 | Andrew Branca
    Legally, it doesn¬ít matter that both Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin were ¬ďunarmed¬Ē when shot to death.One of the most common laments to come out of Ferguson these last days has been that surely it was outrageous for Office Darren Wilson to use his service pistol to shoot an ¬ďunarmed¬Ē Mike Brown. (Earlier iterations of this narrative went further in their misinformation, describing the 18-year-old 6¬í4‚Ä≥ 292 pound Brown as a ¬ďkid¬Ē or ¬ďchild,¬Ē as well as falsely claiming that Wilson shot Brown in the back, but such misinformation falls outside the scope of this post.) Similar arguments were made...
  • Military officials are ĎAPOPLECTICí over Obamaís passive nonexistent foreign policy [truncated]

    08/31/2014 9:07:31 PM PDT · by expat1000 · 27 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Aug 31, 2014 | soopermexican
    Full title: NBC reporter says military officials are ĎAPOPLECTICí over Obamaís passive nonexistent foreign policy Meet the Press videoDirect link to youtubewww.youtube.com/watch?v=YENGfHUKwKo
  • Indian-Americans Pay A Price For Running Convenience Stores (Diaspora Feature)

    08/31/2014 8:55:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Silicon India News ^ | August 31, 2014
    Back in 2006, Joe Biden, then a Senate candidate ran into trouble for a remark that "you cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent." Gaffe-prone Biden got away by explaining that it wasn't a racial slur but "was meant as a compliment" for the "vibrant Indian-American community" making "a significant contribution to the national economy as well." A spin or not, Biden who went on become vice president in 2008, was speaking a home truth as according to the Asian-American Convenience Store Owners Association its 50,000 members own over 80,000 convenience...
  • The Last Passenger Pigeon Went Extinct 100 Years Ago

    08/31/2014 8:50:42 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    Tomorrow marks exactly 100 years since the last passenger pigeon, a female named Martha, died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. At their peak, millions ó some argue billions ó of passenger pigeons flew together, creating such a ruckus as to make normal conversation a challenge. Yet their numbers diminished rapidly, plunging perilously close to extinction within just a few decades thanks to our voracious appetite for the birds. Then they flamed out completely, the last wild one shot in 1900 and Martha dying 14 years later. ďThe bird was hunted out of existence,Ē wrote journalist Barry Yeoman in Audubon...
  • MI6 Hunt British Mum Recruiting UK Muslims For Islamic State In Twisted

    08/31/2014 8:48:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | August 31, 2014 | Russell Myers
    MI6 Hunt British Mum Recruiting UK Muslims For Islamic State In Twisted Jihad Video Rants Aug 31, 2014 By Russell Myers London-born mum-of-one Khadijah Dare last month vowed to become the first female Islamic State fanatic to behead a British or US hostage The twisted jihadist rantings of a young British mum have turned her into such a rising star among fanatics that she has become an ďimmense threatĒ. Security services have now made finding London-born Khadijah Dare a ďtop priorityĒ over fears that radical Muslims are answering her calls to leave the UK to join terror group the Islamic...
  • Suspect in Shooting/Kidnapping of 17-year-old ID'd by JPD

    08/31/2014 8:40:44 PM PDT · by Lil Flower · 8 replies
    WJTV News Channel 12 ^ | Jacob Kittilstad
    Jackson Police are searching for a suspect accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl, putting her in a vehicle, and driving away. 19-year-old Dewayne Thompson is wanted by police for aggravated assault, kidnapping, and auto theft. He is considered armed and dangerous. Police say they consider the victim, 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, to be seriously injured.....
  • United States: Climate mov't must stand with Ferguson

    08/31/2014 8:33:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Green Left Weekly ^ | September 1, 2014 | Deirdre Smith
    US soldiers on the streets of New Orleans after it has devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2004. It¬ís all over the news: images of police in military gear pointing war zone weapons at unarmed Black people with their hands in the air. These scenes made my heart race in an all-too-familiar way. I was devastated for Mike Brown ‚Äē the unarmed Black teenager shot dead by police on August 9 ‚Äē his family and the people of Ferguson. Almost immediately, I closed my eyes and remembered the same fear for my own family that pangs many times over a given...
  • Saw an interesting UFO tonight

    08/31/2014 8:29:14 PM PDT · by Pox · 65 replies
    N/A | 08/31/2014 | N.A
    I went outside tonight around 08:15 PM PDT And looked to the North/Northeast and noticed a bright orange object coming in from that direction to the SW and curving slightly towards South. It was moving pretty fast and didn't have a tail and I didn't think much of it as I see a lot of aircraft in this area heading towards the local airstrip in Carlsbad or further south towards San Diego. It did not have a tail/trail, and was not on a path typical of shooting star nor orbital debris. After about 30 seconds of my noticing it the...
  • Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania

    08/31/2014 8:28:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | August 31, 2014 | John Fund
    AUGUST 31, 2014 Anatomy of a GOP Disaster: Losing Pennsylvania Governor Corbett has lost support by raising taxes and giving ground to public-sector unions. By John Fund All over the country Republican governors are either poised for easy reelection (such as Ohioís John Kasich and Nevadaís Brian Sandoval) or running even or better against Democrats (Wisconsinís Scott Walker and Floridaís Rick Scott). Then there is Governor Tom Corbett in Pennsylvania. The latest independent poll has him down a shocking 49 percent to 24 percent (with a quarter of voters undecided) against Democrat Tom Wolf. How did Corbett become such an...
  • US Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La Abortion Law [Government by Judiciary!]

    08/31/2014 8:25:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | August 31, 2014 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    US Judge Blocks Enforcement of New La Abortion Law August 31 2014 JANET McCONNAUGHEY ABATON ROUGE, La. A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law. But lawyers disagree about whether his order covers doctors at all five of the state's clinics or only two doctors and three clinics. District Judge John deGravelles says the law can still take effect Monday. But he says officials cannot penalize the doctors and clinics that sued for breaking it until after a hearing on a broader pretrial order
  • Did the historical Jesus exist? A growing number of scholars donít think so

    08/31/2014 8:18:05 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 83 replies
    Jobrny ^ | August 30, 2014 | Valerie Tarico
    Most antiquities scholars think that the New Testament gospels are ďmythologized history.Ē In other words, they think that around the start of the first century a controversial Jewish rabbi named Yeshua ben Yosef gathered a following and his life and teachings provided the seed that grew into Christianity. At the same time, these scholars acknowledge that many Bible stories like the virgin birth, miracles, resurrection, and women at the tomb borrow and rework mythic themes that were common in the Ancient Near East, much the way that screenwriters base new movies on old familiar tropes or plot elements. In this...
  • Inmates Used Grandmotherís Coffin To Smuggle Marijuana, Police Say

    08/31/2014 8:16:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    FoxNews ^ | August 31, 2014
    Inmates Used Grandmotherís Coffin To Smuggle Marijuana, Police Say August 31, 2014 Sheriffís deputies in Georgia say they foiled a bizarre smuggling scheme in which two jailed inmates used their dead grandmotherís casket to help them smuggle drugs and other contraband back into the jail. Jailers escorted Henry Ison Rouse, 27, and Nekoase Antwan Vinson, 30, in handcuffs and leg restraints to the Bentley Brothers funeral home Thursday evening to bid farewell to their grandmother. Emma Mae Faulk of Macon died last Sunday at age 74 and the prisoners were allowed a private viewing. ďOne of them stayed in there...
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews who moved from Canada...forced to leave because the locals don't like them

    08/31/2014 8:14:17 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    mail online ^ | Jenny Awford for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ultra-Orthodox Jews who moved from Canada to Guatemalan village to find 'religious freedom' are forced to leave because the locals don't like them A community of Orthodox Jews have been expelled from their homes in a bitter conflict with hostile villagers. Just a few months after fleeing from Canada amid allegations of child abuse, members of the Lev Tahor community were forced to leave San Juan La Laguna in Guatemala yesterday. The village Elder's Council voted to kick them out because the group refused to greet or have physical contact with the community, according to a member of...
  • Corporations Join Droves Renouncing US Citizenship

    08/31/2014 8:08:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Casey Research ^ | 08/30/2014 | Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, InternationalMan.com
    Donít be surprised to lose if you donít make an effort at being competitive.And if you go out of your way to make yourself less competitive, expect to lose.If that sounds like simple common sense, thatís because it is.But itís also exactly what the US has been doing for yearsóenacting tax policies that sabotage its global economic competitiveness.Itís like trying to get in shape for a marathon by going on an all-McDonaldís diet. (Speaking of McDonalds, check out this funny video spoof of what their commercials should really look like.)Here are two major reasons why the US is lagging in...
  • Michael Brown and Dorian Johnson, the friend who witnessed his shooting (Grab a hankie)

    08/31/2014 8:08:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 31, 2014 | Wesley Lowery and Darryl Fears
    FERGUSON, Mo. ¬ó Dorian Johnson had just moved from his mother¬ís house in St. Louis to a two-bedroom spot in the Canfield Green Apartments that he was sharing with his then-pregnant girlfriend and another roommate. Sometime in March, a buddy stopped by with a stranger. ¬ďWow,¬Ē Johnson said, ¬ďthat¬ís a big dude.¬Ē The dude, Michael Brown, was 6-foot-4, and he had brushed past Johnson with barely a hello as he headed to the video-game console and began to play. ¬ďI asked, ¬ĎWhy he don¬ít speak?¬í‚ÄȬĒ Johnson recalled in a 90-minute interview with The Washington Post last week ¬ó his first...
  • China near collapse?

    08/31/2014 8:05:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 48 replies
    Propublica.org comment ^ | 27 August, 2014 | BiberWallgoal
    I am a Chinese working as a China analyst at a think tank. It is becoming more and more apparent to many people, that the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows it is on its last straw of survival. The party is facing severe and endlessly increasing systematic stress on all fronts: 1. Increasing external oppositions from all other countries in the world including all of China's neighbours. They are forming more and more alliances and becoming more outspoken with rising strengths against China, in addition to increasing anti-China sentiment from people in all other countries. Many countries including Canada...
  • The Girl With Three Biological Parents

    08/31/2014 8:04:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | 31 August 2014 | Charlotte Pritchard
    Alana Saarinen loves playing golf and the piano, listening to music and hanging out with friends. In those respects, she's like many teenagers around the world. Except she's not, because every cell in Alana's body isn't like mine and yours - Alana is one of a few people in the world who have DNA from three people."A lot of people say I have facial features from my mum, my eyes look like my dadÖ I have some traits from them and my personality is the same too," says Alana. "I also have DNA from a third lady. But I wouldn't...
  • Album Sales In America Just Hit An All-Time Low

    08/31/2014 8:01:05 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/30/2014 | Rob Wile
    U.S. album sales hit†3.97-million last week, the smallest weekly total for album sales since Nielsen SoundScan first began tracking data in 1991, Billboard's Ed Christman and Glenn Peoples report. It's also the first time during that period that weekly sales have fallen†below 4 million, they write.Sales for the week ending August 25 fell 18.6%. The best seller was rapper Whiz Khalifa's "Blacc Hollywood" which debuted with 90,000 units, Billboard says. For the first time in more than a year, †sales for the soundtrack to Disney's "Frozen" fell below 100,000 units.CD sales have practically vanished, down 19.2% year-over-year, with sales at...
  • America is so over homeownership: Why the shift to a renting economy might actually be a good thing

    08/31/2014 7:53:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    SALON ^ | 08/30/2014 | HENRY GRABAR
    Between 1970 and 1990, the population of Philadelphia shrank by a quarter, dropping from 1.95 to 1.59 million. Like many American cities, it seemed caught in a downward spiral. Since then Ė like many American cities Ė Philadelphia has stabilized. The population now appears to have bottomed out at the millennium, and has been regaining residents over the past decade. But as it rebounds, Philly is becoming a different kind of city. In the two most recent decades, which comprise the bounce of the cityís population curve, owner-occupied housing dropped even more steeply than in the í70s and í80s. Between...
  • End of an era: Chelsea Clinton leaves NBC

    08/31/2014 7:47:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/30/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    There was the retirement of Walter Cronkite from CBS News, the retirement of Tom Brokaw from NBC News ‚Ķ and now this. Can the republic survive? Fittingly, the news broke through that hard-hitting news source, People Magazine: After not quite three years as a special correspondent for NBC News ¬Ė and with just a little while until she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are expected to become parents ¬Ė the former first daughter is now leaving that position, she tells PEOPLE in a statement, ‚Äúto continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc and I look...
  • Who Is the Man Who Fears We Could Be on the Eve of 'World War III'?

    08/31/2014 7:44:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | August 31, 2014 | Robert Moynihan
    Hardly any Americans will know of Hilarion Alfeyev, 48, a Russian Orthodox bishop who acts as the "foreign minister" of his Church, but it is important that they do. He is a bridge between not just the Orthodox Church and Catholicism but a bridge between Russia and America. As a Catholic American, I first saw him 15 years ago on a cold December day in Moscow. Hilarion, then 33, was already a rising star in the firmament of the Russian Orthodox Church. He had done his graduate studies in philosophy at Oxford ó rather rare for Russian Orthodox Church leaders....
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 09-01-14, [Labor Day -- USA]

    08/31/2014 7:40:45 PM PDT · by Salvation · 19 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 09-01-14 | Revised New American Bible
    September 1, 2014Monday of the Twenty-second Week in Ordinary Time    Reading 1 1 Cor 2:1-5 When I came to you, brothers and sisters,proclaiming the mystery of God,I did not come with sublimity of words or of wisdom.For I resolved to know nothing while I was with youexcept Jesus Christ, and him crucified.I came to you in weakness and fear and much trembling,and my message and my proclamationwere not with persuasive words of wisdom,but with a demonstration of spirit and power,so that your faith might rest not on human wisdombut on the power of God. Responsorial Psalm Ps 119:97,...
  • Coachella Valley High School Drops Controversial Arab Mascot

    08/31/2014 7:39:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    AP) ^ | August 31, 2014 7:27 PM
    The hook-nosed, snarling mascot who wears a head scarf did not appear at the schoolís season opening football game Friday. A belly-dancing genie that often appears with the mascot was also retired. ... The Arab mascot has existed since the 1920s to recognize the desert regionís reliance on date farming, a traditionally Middle Eastern crop.... The school district refused to change the schoolís ďArabsĒ nickname, but agreed to redesign the Arab face on the school logo.
  • Obama accused of diminishing U.S. standing in fight against terrorism

    08/31/2014 7:34:53 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 31, 2014 | Tom Howell Jr.
    President Obama found himself under fire Sunday for his cautious approach to beating back the Islamic State's march through Iraq and Syria and stamping out other diplomatic fires around the globe, with a top House Republican suggesting his foreign policy was in free fall and that Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a leader in the fight against bad actors. Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican and chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said the administration is sitting on its hands while radical Islamist fighters grow in influence, recruit from abroad and seize more territory in...
  • 9 places all cat-lovers need to visit before they die

    08/31/2014 7:17:17 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 12 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 31 Aug 2014 | Hannah Gale
    Turns out there is actually more to the world than cat cafes. Who knew eh? But for all people who firmly believe that cats are more important than humans (well, they are arenít they?) HotelClub has rounded up the best tourist destinations around the world which feature our favourite feline friends.
  • Police On Alert Amid Nato Summit Protest

    08/31/2014 7:12:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 19 replies
    klfm967.co.uk ^ | August 31, 2014
    Anti-war protesters have been demonstrating in Newport, as South Wales prepares to host the Nato summit. Around 1,000 people gathered outside the crown court before they made their way through the city. As well as a strong Welsh contingent, demonstrators came from as far as the US, Belgium, France and Ireland. Police are expecting more demonstrations this week including one on Thursday that may be "something a little more challenging" as protesters try to get to Celtic Manor Resort, which is the focus of the summit. Among those taking part in Saturday's march was veteran CND campaigner Bruce Kent. He...
  • No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after ....

    08/31/2014 7:00:57 PM PDT · by Morgana · 88 replies
    mail online ^ | Josh Gardner AP
    FULL TITLE: No other team wants to pick up openly gay NFL draft pick Michael Sam after he's cut from the St. Louis Rams Michael Sam was not picked up by any other team Sunday after the NFL's first openly gay draft pick was cut by the St. Louis Rams. Sam's dreams of becoming the first gay NFL player have now been placed on hold. Sam is now free to sign with any NFL practice team. Scroll down for video
  • Bishop Schneider Says Traditional Catholics Are Not ďExtremestĒ, But Rather The Hope For The Future

    08/31/2014 6:59:37 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Traditional Catholic Priest ^ | August 29, 2014 | Fr. Peter Carota
    Traditional Catholic Priest by Fr. Peter Carota Search Main menu Skip to primary content HomeSample Page Post navigation‚Üź Previous Next ‚Üí Bishop Schneider Says Traditional Catholics Are Not ‚ÄúExtremest‚ÄĚ, But Rather The Hope For The Future Posted on August 29, 2014 by fc Bishop Schneider had an interview published in the June 6th 2014 CatholicHerald.co.uk, ‚ÄúWe Are In The Fourth Great Crisis Of The Church‚Äú. ¬†If you have the time please read the whole great article. ¬†Here I have attempted to only highlight the main points in the article.In his interview he said we are in the fourth great...
  • Joe Bonamassa at Red Rocks

    08/31/2014 6:56:36 PM PDT · by 43north · 20 replies
    43*North
    JB at Red Rock, CO tonight with a tribute to blues legends Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters!
  • 2 Dead, 24 Wounded in Holiday Weekend Shootings

    08/31/2014 6:53:42 PM PDT · by South40 · 23 replies
    NBCChicago ^ | Aug 31, 2014
    At least two people have been killed and 24 others wounded in Chicago amid a long Labor Day weekend. The weekend's first homicide took place late Friday night in the city's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
  • Kremlin 'modus operandi' origins in Afghanistan, Chechnya and Georgia invasions

    Renowned expert on Communism, the man who knew everything, Herbert Romerstein would always focus attention of his young friends trying to understand the logic of the current Russia's regime into its Bolshevik and Soviet history. He would teach the correct approach to the black and white Moscow's propaganda and encourage to study diligently the NKVD files in its full historical context. Despite the fact that Cold War ended with the dissolution of the Soviet Empire in 1991, there have been persistent efforts to reuse the USSR's intelligence and the military tactics by the post-Soviet, Russian politicians to restore the power...
  • Don't Gimme An "N": "Redskins" is nothing like the "N-word"

    08/31/2014 6:34:31 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 29 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | August 31, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Donít Gimme An ďNĒ: ďRedskinsĒ is nothing like the ďN-wordĒ by Daniel Clark If youíve watched any media panel discussions about the Washington Redskinsí nickname, youíve noticed that the typical, knee-jerk liberal response is, ďCalling a team the Redskins is no different from calling it the N-word.Ē A more honest critic would stop to wonder why thatís never been done. It canít be that people have been more sensitive about offending blacks than Indians. Back when many sports teams were given their nicknames, nobody would have guessed that a racial slur would one day be censored as ďthe N-word.Ē The...
  • Lee School Board's opt-out vote "sparking a discussion"

    08/31/2014 6:31:44 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 4 replies
    WINK News ^ | Aug 29, 2014
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Lee County School Board's vote to opt out of state-mandated testing has sparked a statewide conversation. And, some education leaders in Tallahassee are concerned about the potential fallout. Dr. Wayne Blanton, the Executive Director of the Florida School Boards Association tells WINK News he agrees there is a tremendous problem with over testing. He says this vote is sending a strong message to state lawmakers. But, he's concerned. "I believe it could become a movement," Blanton said. "It is sparking a discussion." He says school districts, board members, parents have been calling him and asking...
  • The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa [Catholic Caucus]

    08/31/2014 6:28:27 PM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    CE.com ^ | August 2014 | Sarah Reinhard
    The Stories of Our Lady of Czestochowa Sarah ReinhardI never wanted to be a mom. It was never in my goals or my plan for life.And yet here I am, watching my three-year-old ‚Äúmow‚ÄĚas I type away in the comfort of a camp chair in the shade of the garage. Right now this kid is the focus of most of my photos and social media efforts. He‚Äôs immensely quotable, hilarious, and spontaneous. It‚Äôs something that I can‚Äôt help but share (lest it drive me crazier than I already am).But don‚Äôt get me wrong. Three is not¬†my favorite age. And...
  • Momís Facebook post gets 4-year-old son expelled

    08/31/2014 6:27:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    Fox6 ^ | Posted 4:10 pm, August 27, 2014
    CALLAHAN, Fla. ó A Florida mom is fuming after her 4-year-old son was kicked out of preschool because of something she posted to her own Facebook page. Ashley Habat doesnít think her 4-year-old son should be punished for what she wrote. Habat said her son, Will, was late for school on picture day at his private Christian preschool.