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  • New lawmakers urged to reject God, prayer

    12/04/2012 5:30:38 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 37 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | November 12, 2012
    New House and Senate members are being urged to reject an invitation to join the 105-strong Congressional Prayer Caucus by the influential American Humanist Association which claims there is no evidence of God or Heaven. In a letter to new lawmakers following last week's election, the group warned that Prayer Caucus members too often push legislation that favors Christianity and Christian social morals and that senators and congressmen should abide the Constitutionally mandated separation of church and state. They also indicated opposition to the practice of opening and closing each session of Congress with a prayer, which "relegates non-religious Americans...
  • The Party of Reagan is dead: Long live the Party of Liberty

    12/04/2012 5:15:18 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 30 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/4/12 | Judson Phillips
    As we approached the 40thanniversary of the moon landings four years ago, there was a renewed interest in the space program. Not the current space program, but the space program of the 60ís that put Americans on the moon. Obama killed the current space program, so all we can do now is look back with nostalgia at our glory days. The Republican Party is the same way. Every year, almost every local Republican Party has a Reagan day dinner. Republicans remember the glory days when they ran Washington. The Republican rank and file is much like the average American. They...
  • Obama, Media Whitewash Morsi's Pro-Jihad, Anti-Jew Past

    12/04/2012 5:12:56 AM PST · by yoe · 4 replies
    IBD ^ | December 3,2012 | Editor
    Islamofascism: To hear the president and his media stenographers, Egypt's new leader is a "practical" guy who's surprisingly Westernized. He loves our movies and even the "ERA." Such positive reviews provide Mohammed Morsi a fig leaf of secularism and legitimacy. But they cannot hide his dark Islamist heart. [snip] For starters, Morsi was hardly a bit player in the Brotherhood. He was hailed as a martyr by the radical Islamist group after spending seven months behind bars for supporting jihadists. And he worked for years alongside Hamas, the Brotherhood's Palestinian branch. He spent a decade helping lead the Brotherhood's parliamentary...
  • Military judge taken off Ft. Hood shooting case over beard fight

    12/04/2012 5:12:12 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 69 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 3, 2012, 6:45 p.m. | By Matt Pearce
    A military judge's "duel of wills" with Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan over whether Hasan would have to shave made the judge appear biased, requiring his removal from the case, a military appeals court ruled Monday. Hasan, 42, is accused of killing of 13 people and wounding 32 others in a rampage at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Nov. 5, 2009. Hasan, who is Muslim, said that he had grown the beard for religious reasons and that it was protected under freedom of religious expression. Military prosecutors disagreed, as did the judge, Col. Gregory Gross, who ruled that the beard violated the...
  • Republicans and Mad Max

    12/04/2012 5:10:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Mona Charen
    The incomparable Walter Russell Mead, writing in the American Interest, offered a glimpse into the coming dystopia: "Things are getting worse in San Bernardino. The city filed for bankruptcy earlier this year, but its financial situation has continued to deteriorate. And now with what promises to be a heated court battle over payments to the state pension fund in the offing, further cuts are likely. "Things are getting so bad that at a recent city council meeting, the city attorney advised residents to 'lock their doors and load their guns' because the city could no longer afford to keep up...
  • Today's Word with Joel Osteen - December 4, 2012 [Devotional]

    12/04/2012 5:09:01 AM PST · by Vision · 1 replies
    Email ^ | 12/4/12 | Joel Osteen
    The Journey of Preparation Today's Scripture A manís heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. Proverbs 16:9, NKJV. Today's Word from Joel and Victoria Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that Heíll even take the things the enemy tries to bring against us and turn them around and use them for our good. He is always leading us on a journey of preparation. Thatís why itís so important to keep our eyes focused on Him. We have to...
  • Word for the Day, Tuesday December 4, 2012

    12/04/2012 5:08:24 AM PST · by SoothingDave · 45 replies
    Word For The Day, December 4, 2012 In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". potvaliant [pot-val-yuh‚ÄČnt] -adj brave only as a result of being drunk.
  • Daily Reflections with Oswald Chambers [December 4, 2012]

    12/04/2012 5:06:09 AM PST · by Vision · 3 replies
    The Law of Opposition "To him who overcomes . . ." ¬óRevelation 2:7 Life without war is impossible in the natural or the supernatural realm. It is a fact that there is a continuing struggle in the physical, mental, moral, and spiritual areas of life.Health is the balance between the physical parts of my body and all the things and forces surrounding me. To maintain good health I must have sufficient internal strength to fight off the things that are external. Everything outside my physical life is designed to cause my death. The very elements that sustain me while...
  • China, South Korea agree to boost yuan, won use in trade

    12/04/2012 5:02:48 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7 hrs ago
    Trade giants China and South Korea have agreed to utilise their currency swap valued at $59 billion to boost the use of yuan and won in bilateral trade, Seoul's finance ministry and central bank said on Tuesday. Central banks of the world's largest and seventh largest exporters will begin lending trading firms yuan and won through banks from later this month for use in settling trade bills, the Ministry of Strategy and Finance and the Bank of Korea said in a joint statement. "Using local currencies for trade settlement has been a global trend since the end of the 2008-2009...
  • A Movement Toward Food Justice

    12/04/2012 5:02:27 AM PST · by from occupied ga · 123 replies
    linkedin ^ | 12/4/2012 | cory booker
    This morning, I will begin living on a food budget of $30 a week / $4.32 per day. This is the financial equivalent of the budget provided to people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps, in the State of New Jersey. I will live only on a SNAP equivalent food budget for the next seven days. Undertaking what is referred to as the #SNAPChallenge began with a social media-based conversation on Twitter. A Twitter user tweeted me her opinion that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government". This comment caused me to...
  • With a Pocketful of Democracy

    12/04/2012 4:59:42 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | December 03, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The age of the encyclopedia salesman and the vacuum cleaner salesman peddling heavy bundles of books and snakelike cables door to door is done. But the age of the democracy salesman has taken its place. No longer do bright young lads tote along everything there is to know about the letter E in one omnibus volume or demonstrate how the latest Suck-O-Zoom can get stains out of any carpet as an introduction to the wonders of free enterprise. Instead, if they haven't been sidetracked by the siren lure of the dot com or the minimum wage job, they, like the...
  • Bishops Letter on the Economy - Economic Justice for All

    12/04/2012 4:55:11 AM PST · by publius1 · 17 replies
    NCCB ^ | 1986 | US Catholic Bishops
    The precarious economic situation of so many people and so many families calls for examination of U.S. economic arrangements. Christian conviction and the American promise of liberty and justice for all give the poor and the vulnerable a special claim on the nation's concern. They also challenge all members of the Church to help build a more just society. 20. The investment of human creativity and material resources in the production of the weapons of war makes these economic problems even more difficult to solve.
  • Obama Barreling Toward Real Fiscal Cliff

    12/04/2012 4:53:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    Some commentators wonder why President Obama always engages in brinksmanship. Why can't he meet Republicans halfway, like Clinton did, they ask. Let me try to respond. One blogger suggests that Obama prefers to play chicken, taking the nation right to the edge of a fiscal disaster because it will increase the likelihood that the GOP will cave. Perhaps, but there's more to it. Many of us warned that Obama is not, by nature or ideology, a conciliator. He is not a centrist, and he's not someone who is interested in the other side's ideas. He knows what he wants to...
  • Fiscal Struggle Puts Detroit Under Credit Cloud

    12/04/2012 4:52:31 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 5 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 04, 2012 | Reuters
    Detroit's fiscal clock is ticking down again as the city faces running out of money by the end of the year unless a political squabble between the mayor and city council can be resolved. Without a resolution, the state of Michigan will not release cash to keep the city running. Mayor Dave Bing, who contends that bankruptcy or bond defaults are not on the horizon, is prepared to put city workers on unpaid leave to keep the struggling local government operating. Credit rating agencies are warning that political and legal obstacles could derail plans to get Detroit back on solid...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem (12/4/12)[Prayer]

    12/04/2012 4:52:23 AM PST · by left that other site · 23 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 12/4/12 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem A New JourneyÖThe Names of God in The Scriptures Cornerstone Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone, a tested stone, A costly cornerstone for the foundation, firmly placed. He who believes in it will not be disturbed.
  • Soldiers, Police Seize Illegal Weapons Hidden in Negev Sheep Pen

    12/04/2012 4:36:32 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/12/12 | David Lev
    A crack IDF team, along with several police units, has discovered and confiscated a cache of illegal weapons. The weapons were discovered in a sheep pen in the Bedouin village of Hura in the Negev. A number of residents of the town were taken into custody. The weapons were found in several sacks hidden inside the pen. Among the weapons were M-16 rifles and dozens of cartridges for them. Other weapons were found as well. The owner of the pen said that he had no idea that the weapons were there, nor did he know how they got there. He...
  • U.S. SINKS 9 SHIPS AT GUADALCANAL, LOSES CRUISER, BUT BARS LANDING (12/4/42)

    12/04/2012 4:29:37 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/4/42 | Raymond Daniell, David Anderson, James MacDonald, Ralph Parker, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • The Post-Election Public Mood: Itís About to Hit the Fan

    12/04/2012 4:27:33 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 124 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | December 3, 2012 | Gordon Runyan
    Freedom Outpost has previously reported on the fact that gun sales represent at least one booming sector of the American economy since the re-election of Barak Obama. I donít think itís unreasonable to interpret that piece of data in terms of sociology: What must people be thinking? Thatís a legitimate question, and itís easy to think of an answer. Horror icon, Stephen King, has a theory that the same sort of ďweather vaneĒ indication of the public mood can be discerned from the popularity, or lack thereof, of current scary movies. In his nonfiction book about creating horror fiction, Danse...
  • 7 Reasons Socialism Will Make You Poorer Than Capitalism

    12/04/2012 4:26:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | John Hawkins
    Given what we know in 2012, saying that capitalism will make a society richer than socialism should be about as controversial as saying the earth is round, not flat. Yet, a recent Gallup poll shows that more liberals have a positive view of socialism than capitalism. This is only possible because there are so many perverse incentives that drive the promotion of socialism. If you're a politician, socialism puts power in your hands while capitalism takes it away. If you want to use the government to control people's lives, socialism is a wonderful vehicle to do just that while capitalism...
  • ďYou Were Never LovelierĒ (Movie Reviews-12/4/42)

    12/04/2012 4:18:41 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/4/42 | Bosley Crowther, T.M.P.
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