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  • UK: Synod Rejects women bishops. Laity knew more than bishops and clergy

    11/22/2012 10:37:00 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    Virtue Online ^ | 11-22-12 | David W. Virtue
    And so it came to pass that the laity in the Church of England rose up and declared they would not have women bishops to reign over them. The vote was admittedly only six votes, but six votes are six votes. The issue cannot be revisited until a new Synod is elected in 2015. Liberals and progressives along with homosexuals and lesbians are in "tears" and "agony" over this defeat. So is the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the soon to be Archbishop Justin Welby who both spoke up in favor of the measure. It was a bitter pill...
  • PETA Compares Turkeys to Black People

    11/22/2012 10:36:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Your Black World ^ | November 22, 2012
    . Leave it to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) to say things that are outrageous and offensive, all because they seem to care about animals more than people. The group that once ran a “Holocaust on your plate” campaign to get you to stop eating animals, has consistently compared animals to black people. In their latest odd venture, the group has reached out to President Obama, telling him to stop pardoning turkeys and instead treat them the same as black people, gays and other underserved groups...
  • Slash “outrageous” pay and perks, Cameron tells EU as he clashes over Brussels’ budget

    11/22/2012 10:21:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20:50 EST, 22 November 2012 | James Chapman
    David Cameron brandished a list of the “outrageous” pay and perks of tens of thousands of Eurocrats last night as he clashed with EU leaders over British demands for cuts to Brussels’ vast budget. The Prime Minister insisted tens of billions of pounds could easily be slashed from the EU’s spending plans for the next seven years. He highlighted the Brussels gravy train, a new EU diplomatic service and infrastructure investment as key targets. … The Commission wants to increase its budget by 350 percent—from £6.5 billion ($10.4 billion) to £29 billion ($46 billion). Britain said that, at most, it...
  • Lox and Cream Cheese for Thanksgiving

    11/22/2012 10:20:58 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Joyce Wadler
    During the summer, in the Catskills resort community where I grew up during the ’50s, getting great Jewish food was not a problem. The hotels on our side of the mountains in Fleischmanns, N.Y., were dying, but there were still enough city people that it was not hard to find smoked fish and salamis and decent rye bread. In the off-season, it was a different story. The small community of year-round Jews, to which my family belonged, had to return to the mother ship, New York City, for supplies. We went to Houston Street on the Lower East Side, the...
  • Lox and Cream Cheese for Thanksgiving

    11/22/2012 10:20:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 21, 2012 | Joyce Wadler
    During the summer, in the Catskills resort community where I grew up during the ’50s, getting great Jewish food was not a problem. The hotels on our side of the mountains in Fleischmanns, N.Y., were dying, but there were still enough city people that it was not hard to find smoked fish and salamis and decent rye bread. In the off-season, it was a different story. The small community of year-round Jews, to which my family belonged, had to return to the mother ship, New York City, for supplies. We went to Houston Street on the Lower East Side, the...
  • £86/week better off in public sector: equivalent of luxury family holiday every year

    11/22/2012 10:08:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 19:57 EST, 22 November 2012 | Becky Barrow
    The average public sector worker is paid £4,500 ($7175.70) a year more than their private sector counterpart—and the gap is getting wider. A full-time state employee typically earns £565 ($900.95) a week, compared to £479 ($763.81) in the private sector, according to figures released yesterday. That leaves public sector workers an astonishing £86 ($137.14) per week better off—the equivalent of a luxury family holiday every year, and up from £84 ($133.95) a week last year. Over the past year, it found that the average weekly pay of a full-time public sector worker has risen by 1.6 percent, compared to 1.5...
  • May All Your Hanukkahs Be White

    11/22/2012 9:59:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Times ^ | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    At first glance “ ’Twas the Night Before Hanukkah” looks like a novelty album. On the cover two smiling women in 1950s garb exchange presents by a fir tree topped with a Star of David while a demure girl lights a menorah. It seems to promise a kitschy collection of comic tunes along the lines of Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah Song.” But the people behind this double album — four Jewish record collectors who form the nonprofit Idelsohn Society for Musical Preservation — say they are deadly serious about the subject. They have compiled an eclectic set of songs that not...
  • Earthquack

    11/22/2012 9:56:42 PM PST · by LynnHam · 82 replies
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  • For Fourth Straight Year, Obama's Thanksgiving Message Doesn't Thank God

    11/22/2012 9:52:34 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/22/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Yet again, President Obama’s Thanksgiving message eschewed any direct reference to thanking God, making this the fourth straight year in which the President of the United States has ignored the central message of the holiday in favor of political grandstanding. This year, Obama’s central message was that now that he’s been re-elected, Americans should agree with all of his policies. His unity routine sounds strangely empty after a campaign in which he focused on dividing Americans: "But most of all, it’s a time to give thanks for each other, and for the incredible bounty we enjoy." "That’s especially important this...
  • Olivier Martinez reveals bruised face and bloody hand after brutal brawl with Halle Berry's ex ...

    11/22/2012 9:50:40 PM PST · by Cecily · 13 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 22, 2012
    His face bruised and battered, 'broken' hand held out of harm's way, Olivier Martinez headed home from hospital on Thursday afternoon. The French model was injured during a 'brutal fight' with his fiance Halle Berry's ex lover Gabriel Aubry, which left both men hospitalised and Aubry under arrest for battery. The shocking brawl came as Aubry dropped off his daughter Nahla at Halle's house on Thanksgiving morning.
  • Man Refuses Food Over Welfare Cuts (Germany)

    11/22/2012 9:48:51 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Nov 12
    An unemployed Berlin man who had his state welfare cut to nearly nothing is refusing to eat, in an attempt to make the government consider introducing a basic income. Ralph Boes, 54, has not eaten since November 1 and, he told the Stuttgarter Zeitung on Monday he would not stop his protest until his demands are heard. Until then the occasional cup of vegetable stock will have to do. Boes refuses to label his protest as a hunger strike, preferring the idea that the government has punished him with starvation. The job centre recently cut his monthly jobseeker's payment to...
  • WH Won't Release Photos of Obama Team During Benghazi Attack

    11/22/2012 9:41:57 PM PST · by mojito · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/21/2012 | Ben Shapiro
    Today, the White House officially refused to release photos of US officials during the September 11 terrorist attacks on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that ended with the deaths of four Americans. CBS News requested the photos on October 31; the White House has routinely released photos showing members of the Obama administration in their hero poses during national security crises. That happened most famously with pictures of the Obama administration key players clustered into the White House situation room during the raid on Osama Bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan.
  • Ant-Man Ruins House With Poison Bombs

    11/22/2012 9:37:22 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    The Local ^ | 22 Nov 12
    A German couple who called a pest exterminator to kill ants in their new house are looking for somewhere new to live after the man used too many poison bombs and contaminated their home so badly it has been torn down. The couple named only as Lars and Patricia K. were so annoyed by an infestation of ants in their nice, new house in Burscheid near Cologne that they called a pest exterminator to get rid of them, the regional Express newspaper wrote on Thursday. But unluckily for them, the man they employed was an over-enthusiastic amateur who was not...
  • Jill Kelley Awarded Prestigious Medal From Joint Chiefs In 2011 [Second-Highest Civilian Honor!]

    11/22/2012 9:12:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    NYPost ^ | November 22, 2012 | JEANE MacINTOSH
    Jill Kelley Awarded Prestigious Medal From Joint Chiefs In 2011 JEANE MacINTOSH November 22 They’ll give a medal to anyone. Military schmoozer Jill Kelley — a central figure in the investigation of Gen. David Petraeus — in March 2011 was awarded a prestigious medal from the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The award, the country’s second-highest honor for a civilian, was given to acknowledge Kelley’s “selfless contributions” and “willingness to host engagements” for top pols and military brass. Petraeus recommended her for the award while he was commander of Tampa’s US Central Command, a spokesman for the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
  • Israeli Iron Dome Stops a Rocket With a Rocket

    11/22/2012 9:05:54 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    The New York TImes ^ | November 18, 2012 | ISABEL KERSHNER
    Israeli defense forces say their anti-rocket interceptor system has taken down most of the rockets fired at the country. JERUSALEM — An abiding image of the former Israel defense minister Amir Peretz was a photograph of him peering at a military drill — with the black lens caps still on his binoculars. Mr. Peretz resigned months after the 2006 war in Lebanon, which was widely regarded as a failure. Yet on Sunday, as rockets fired by Gaza militants streaked toward Tel Aviv, Ashdod and other Israeli cities, Mr. Peretz, a resident of the rocket-battered border town of Sderot, was...
  • Citing Deadlock, Egypt’s Leader Seizes New Power and Plans Mubarak Retrial

    11/22/2012 9:04:39 PM PST · by lbryce · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 22, 2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and MAYY EL SHEIKH
    CAIRO — With a constitutional assembly on the brink of collapse and protesters battling the police in the streets over the slow pace of change, President Mohamed Morsi issued a decree on Thursday granting himself broad powers above any court as the guardian of Egypt’s revolution, and used his new authority to order the retrial of Hosni Mubarak. Mr. Morsi, an Islamist and Egypt’s first elected president, portrayed his decree as an attempt to fulfill popular demands for justice and protect the transition to a constitutional democracy. But the unexpected breadth of the powers he seized raised immediate fears that...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 11-23-12, OM, St. Clement I, St. Columban, Bl Miguel Pro

    11/22/2012 8:51:02 PM PST · by Salvation · 36 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 11-23-12 | Revised New American Bible
    November 23, 2012   Friday of the Thirty-third Week in Ordinary Time  Reading 1 Rv 10:8-11 I, John, heard a voice from heaven speak to me.Then the voice spoke to me and said:"Go, take the scroll that lies open in the hand of the angelwho is standing on the sea and on the land."So I went up to the angel and told him to give me the small scroll.He said to me, "Take and swallow it.It will turn your stomach sour,but in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey."I took the small scroll from the angel's hand and...
  • The real ‘War on Women’ is a civil war

    11/22/2012 8:49:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | November 16, 2012 | Kristen Walker
    The numbers are in, and they are grim. TIME Magazine has given us “Four Ways Women Won the 2012 Election.” They begin by exulting that Obama got 55% of the female vote; 67% of single women voted for him. Number four on TIME‘s list is this: “Republican men with extreme views on abortion lost their elections.” After – of course – using Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin and Richard “God Intended” Mourdock as representative examples of pro-life candidates, they went on to add: In rebuking such candidates, “voters sent a clear message last night that they’re tired of a backwards-looking agenda...
  • Argentina at risk of default after US court ruling on debt

    11/22/2012 8:45:46 PM PST · by bruinbirdman · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/22/2012 | Garry White
    Argentina is at risk of defaulting on $24bn (£15bn) of debt after hedge funds were awarded more than $1.3bn by a US court, a move which its economy minister called “legal colonialism”. “All we need now is for [Judge Thomas] Griesa to send us the Fifth Fleet,” said Hernán Lorenzino. However, New York District Court Judge Grisa was firm. “Argentina owes this and owes it now,” he said. “After 10 years of litigation this is a just result.” A deadline for payment was set for December 15. Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Argentina’s outspoken president, had vowed that the government will...
  • Five women who could run for president in 2016

    11/22/2012 8:37:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Constitution Daily ^ | November 16, 2012 | Staff
    America has never had a female major party candidate nominated to be president, but the odds are growing that it will happen in 2016. The current favorite for the 2016 Democratic nomination is a woman, and there are at least four other potential candidates in both parties. It isn’t that female candidates haven’t tried. Hillary Clinton came the closest when she lost the Democratic nomination in 2008 to Barack Obama. Here’s a look at the top prospects for 2016, starting with the Democratic frontrunner. Hillary Clinton The current Secretary of State is a huge favorite for the 2016 nomination for...