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  • The Four Pillars of the Christian Life

    01/31/2013 1:49:23 PM PST · by NYer · 5 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | January 30, 2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I and twelve other pastors, have been meeting recently to embark on a period and plan for renewal in our parishes. which focuses back on the fundamental mission of the Church, and of our parishes, and which seeks to restore a kind of back to basics approach to Church life.For too often many parishes are reduced from being lighthouses to clubhouses; from being thermostats which set the temperature of culture, to thermometers that merely record the temperature; from being places where Christ is central, and it is his wedding, to being places where Christ is merely an invited guest at...
  • President Obama's Approval Rating tops 100 Percent! [Satire]

    01/31/2013 1:33:28 PM PST · by DanMiller · 1 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 31, 2013 | Dan Miller
    President Obama, rightfully jealous of the immense popularity of his rival, North Korea's Kim Chi-un, has managed to surpass him. North Korean women joyfully considering the bright futures of their children under Kim Chi-un After long running neck with North Korea's Dear Leader Kim Chi-un as the most popular head of state ever, President Obama had seemed likely to suffer a major setback when Kim delighted his people even more than before by becoming the first head of state go to the moon. Not content with trying to diminish Kim's popularity in North Korea by spreading rumors that he might...
  • Obama Announces New Statue of Liberty Sign

    01/31/2013 1:29:37 PM PST · by Doc Savage · 12 replies
    January 31, 2013 | Doc Savage
    Taking a cue from Project Veritas, President Obama today announced that he was personally authorizing via Executive Order a new sign to built at the base of the Statue of Liberty. The sign will be the world's largest LED screen and will be visible to maritime ships up to 100 miles away. President Obama said that it will have an important message for all nations of the world as it states, "Welcome to America,...A Nuclear Bomb Free Country!" The President reiterated that he wants the world to know that America has no nuclear arsenal and that we are completely helpless...
  • History Doesn't Reward Bullies

    01/31/2013 1:27:25 PM PST · by Aspenhuskerette · 8 replies
    The Aspen Times ^ | January 31, 2013 | Melanie Sturm
    Considered a cancer-surviving “badass on a bike,” it turns out Lance Armstrong is just a badass — and a fraud. Armstrong's admission that he doped his way to seven Tour de France titles even prompted CBS News CEO Jeffrey Fager to Think Again about his network's role in the “Miracle Man's” narrative. “We helped create the myth,” he acknowledged, because “we wanted to believe this absolutely inspirational story. But we were duped.” Unearned moral superiority and blazing self-righteousness hastened Armstrong's rise as he slandered and sued whistle-blowers into submission. “I was a bully in the sense that I tried to...
  • Waitress Who Posted No-Tip Receipt From “Pastor” Customer Fired From Job

    01/31/2013 1:23:42 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 147 replies
    The Consumerist ^ | 01/31/2013 | By Chris Morran
      (Reddit) Earlier this week, we posted a story about a restaurant customer who not only chose to deny the waitress a tip, but also wrote “I Give God 10% Why do you Get 18?” on the receipt. Now we’ve learned that the server who posted the receipt online has been fired.   “I originally posted the note as a lighthearted joke,” says Chelsea, who was dismissed from her job at Applebee’s on Wednesday, as the story began to spread across the Internet. “I thought the note was insulting, but it was also comical. I posted it to Reddit because...
  • “Washington Post” Civil War Breaks Into Public View

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    http://www.buzzfeed.com/ ^ | January 31,2013 | Rosie Gray
    Senator Jim Inhofe cited a blog post by conservative Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin during the confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel on Thursday, setting in motion a public argument on Twitter. Inhofe, who called Rubin a reporter, cited a blog post of her's about Hagel. Shortly thereafter, Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran took issue with Rubin's work on Twitter, saying that Rubin "is NOT a WaPo reporter."
  • ABC, Which Spiked Tim Scott’s Senate Appointment, Highlights New Senator Mo Cowan

    01/31/2013 1:20:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 8 replies
    Last month, when the Republican Governor of South Carolina named GOP U.S. Representative Tim Scott to the U.S. Senate, the “first African American U.S. Senator from the South since Blanche Bruce of Mississippi in 1881” according to The State newspaper, thus becoming the only black -- Democrat or Republican -- in the Senate, ABC’s World News didn’t mention it. Fast-forward to Wednesday night, and ABC anchor Diane Sawyer suddenly found it newsworthy that the Democratic Governor of Massachusetts appointed an African-American to replace new Secretary of State John Kerry, trumpeting: “Look closely at this picture. That is William ‘Mo’ Cowan...
  • Case Closed, No Charges in Patrick Moran Investigation (so what if he was caught red-handed)

    01/31/2013 1:17:33 PM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 12 replies
    Arlington County issued a media statement today reporting that an investigation of election offense violations against Patrick Moran, the son of U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, has been concluded and no charges will be brought. A criminal investigation was initiated by the Arlington County Police Department in October 2012 after a video was released allegedly depicting Patrick Moran, former Director of Field Operations for the Jim Moran for Congress campaign organization, assisting another to vote illegally. According to the media statement, Patrick Moran and the Jim Moran for Congress campaign “provided full cooperation throughout the investigation,” whereas “despite repeated attempts to...
  • The USA of I.O.U. (History Shows That America Was Founded For Debtors, By Debtors)

    01/31/2013 1:12:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Bankers Anonymous ^ | 01/31/2013 | By The Banker
    Every once in a while I read a finance article that sticks in my head and never goes away. An article about the historical intersection of debt and the United States from the New Yorker from four years ago by Jill Lepore is just one of these.[1]The USA of IOUJill LeporeÂ’s article explains that in many ways the United States was founded of the debtors, by the debtors, for the debtors.We know from English literature that the United States represented a fresh start for insolvents from the lower and upper classes, which makes sense when we learn that both DickensÂ’...
  • AWOL Republicans

    01/31/2013 1:08:32 PM PST · by neverdem · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | The Editors
    Women may be ready for combat, but Republicans aren’t. When the Obama administration announced that it would allow women into combat units, prominent Republicans were quick to say that they supported the policy — generally without any reservations or hints that there might be reasons for concern. A party that fought for decades against allowing open homosexuals to serve in the military is now thoughtlessly accepting a much more problematic change in military-personnel policy.They are doing so on naïve assumptions. The first is that physical standards will not change, and only those few women who meet ones developed for...
  • Huffington Post Gets Charter School Study Wrong

    01/31/2013 1:07:29 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/28/2013 | Michael Van Beek
    A Huffington Post article titled “Charter School Growth in Michigan Brings a Cautionary Tale on Quality” goes to great lengths to twist the overwhelmingly positive results of a new study of Michigan’s charter schools by Stanford University into something else. Here's a statistic the article's author, Joy Resmovits, picked out of the study: A CREDO study on Michigan released this week found that 80 percent of charters perform below the 50th percentile of achievement in reading, and 84 percent perform below that threshold in math. This observation appears on pages 35 and 36 of the study. As the study itself...
  • Trusting Your Own Government (or Not)

    01/31/2013 1:07:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/31/2013 | John Harvey
    Earlier this month, Geraldo Rivera asked a caller: "How could you not trust your own government?" Putting aside big and little episodes of untrustworthy government in the history of this country like the Trail of Tears, the internment of Americans of Japanese descent, Kent State, Waco, Fast and Furious, and the Benghazi Coverup, Rivera implies the burden of proof lies with the skeptical citizen when it comes to trust. But his question only diverts our attention. The issue isn't the relative peace in the body politic at this instant. The question Geraldo asks really goes to the heart of the...
  • (Vanity) The end of an era, The Cox model engine

    01/31/2013 1:05:36 PM PST · by mowowie · 65 replies
    So i'm supposed to suprise my 7 yr old nephew next thursday and meet him for lunch at school for some kind of whatever thing... Anyways i thought i'd bring him a cool gift of one of those Cox .049 engine tethered race cars only to find that they they don't make them anymore? I looked it up on wiki since amazon seemed to be down. Production stopped around 4 years ago. Aparrently wiki is barred from FR so i can't post the thread but i had no idea of all the variants of this motor, wow......anyways.. JEEEEEZZZZZZ.....i grew up...
  • Arkansas House passes legislation striking churches as gun-free zones (concealed carry win)

    01/31/2013 1:05:18 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 6 replies
    Arkansas Legislature ^ | 31 JAN 13 | dcbryan1
    A House committee this morning endorsed Sen. Bryan King's (R) bill to allow guns in church, if the churches approve, which means final action is close at hand. Gov. Mike Beebe (D) says he'll sign it.
  • Bob McDonnell’s “Road for Nobody” near Hampton Roads insults Northern Virginia

    01/31/2013 1:04:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2013 | Robert McCartney
    A few years ago, Alaska’s proposed “Bridge to Nowhere” became a national symbol of wasteful government spending on little-needed projects. Now Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has pushed through his own version of this embarrassment, a $1.4 billion highway outside Hampton Roads that qualifies as a “Road for Nobody.” McDonnell has perplexed people across the state by his insistence on adding a tolled, four-lane highway parallel to U.S. 460. It will stretch for 55 miles from Petersburg, a Richmond suburb, southeast to Suffolk. The deal signed in December to build the road is especially insulting to traffic-jammed Northern Virginia, where...
  • Ted Cruz Stuns Hagel With Al Jazeera 'Bully' Bite (Video at link)

    01/31/2013 1:02:47 PM PST · by Perdogg · 115 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) confronted former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel with a clip from his 2009 interview with Al Jazeera during today's Defense Secretary confirmation hearing. The Secretary of Defense nominee can be heard agreeing with a caller's assertion that the United States is the "world's bully."
  • ‘This Hagel hearing is a disaster’

    01/31/2013 12:58:32 PM PST · by illiac · 38 replies
    Washington Bree Beacon ^ | 1/31/13 | Washington Free Beacon Staff
    Distraught by his poor performance in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, liberals viciously turned on secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel on social media. hagel’s making biden look rhetorically sure-footed — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 this hearing is beginning to remind me of the 1st Obama-Romney debate — Peter Beinart (@PeterBeinart) January 31, 2013 This Hagel hearing is a disaster. — Andrew Kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) January 31, 2013
  • White House Warns Syria on Weapons after Syria Threatens Israel

    01/31/2013 12:55:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 31/1/13 | Gil Ronen
    The White House on Thursday warned Syria not to transfer weapons to Hizbullah, as tensions mounted following reported Israeli raids on a military research center and a weapons convoy. "Syria should not further destabilize the region by transferring weaponry to Hizbullah," said Ben Rhodes, a US deputy national security advisor. Syria on Thursday warned that it reserves the right to retaliate to what it says was an Israeli air strike on a military research center..., as it lodged a complaint with the United Nations. The Syrian foreign ministry said Israel "and the states that protect it at the UN Security...
  • Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money

    01/31/2013 12:54:24 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 50 replies
    Paul Krugman Answers Paul Ryan on Debt Crisis: We Can Print Money January 31, 2013 By Melanie Hunter (CNSNews.com) – Responding to House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's warning that if the federal government continues to run annual $1 trillion deficits we will eventually face a debt crisis, liberal economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman said Wednesday that that is not a legitimate worry because the U.S. government can always print money and weaken the buying power of the dollar. Weakening the dollar, Krugman said, would be a good thing. “The United States is a country that has its...
  • Bill to exempt guns introduced into Texas Legislature

    01/31/2013 12:52:17 PM PST · by TexasRedeye · 48 replies
    Texas Legislature ^ | 01/31/13 | laubenburg
    Introduced Caption Text: Relating to exempting the intrastate manufacture of a firearm, a firearm accessory, or ammunition from federal regulation.
  • F-16s 'Fired 8 Missiles, Bunker-Buster at Syria Chemical Site'

    01/31/2013 12:50:04 PM PST · by Uncle Miltie · 41 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/31/2013 | Gil Ronen
    The site allegedly attacked by Israel in Syria manufactured chemical and biological weapons, according to a report in Iraqi newspaper Azzaman that appears in London. ... It says that the classified installation, which is located just 12 kilometers (7 miles) from the presidential palace, was guarded by a large contingent of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, many of whom died in the attack. A diplomatic source interviewed by the newspaper said that the attack took place 48 hours before it was first reported. He said that initial reports regarding a convoy that was attacked were meant to disguise the true target of...
  • Chuck Hagel: Iran’s Government ‘Elected’ and ‘Legitimate’

    01/31/2013 12:48:04 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2013 | Andrew Stiles
    Former senator Chuck Hagel defended his vote against designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group, claiming it would have been unprecedented and potentially harmful to give that designation to a representative of a “legitimate” government.The Islamist regime in Iran, Hagel said, was “an elected, legitimate government, whether we agree or not.”The Iranian government is currently gearing up for elections by arresting “anti-revolutionary” journalists, and deciding whether or not to allow pro-reform candidates to participate, many of whom have been living under house arrest for years.The country’s election in 2009 prompted large-scale protests followed by a violent...
  • U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists

    01/31/2013 12:46:12 PM PST · by mgist · 5 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/25/13 | Carey Gillam
    U.S. spring crop season jeopardized as drought persists By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The unrelenting drought gripping key farming states in the U.S. Plains shows no signs of abating, and it will take a deluge of snow or rain to restore critical moisture to farmland before spring planting of new crops, a climate expert said on Thursday. "It's not a pretty picture," said climatologist Mark Svoboda of the University of Nebraska's Drought Mitigation Center. (snip)
  • The return of Joe Miller

    01/31/2013 12:43:03 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/31/13 | Charlie Mahtesian
    Several years after defeating Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski in the 2010 GOP primary then losing to her in the general election (she successfully ran as a write in), tea party star Joe Miller is looking like he might be a Senate candidate again in 2014 when Democratic Sen. Mark Begich is up for re-election. From Real Clear Politics: Miller is expected to declare his Senate intentions in the coming weeks and would likely face a crowded field of GOP opponents. Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell announced in December that he was forming an exploratory to consider a run. Treadwell was an...
  • Some families to be priced out of health overhaul (Obama's hands tied by how law was written)

    01/31/2013 12:42:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    WTOP ^ | 01/31/2013 | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Some families could get priced out of health insurance due to what's being called a glitch in President Barack Obama's overhaul law. IRS regulations issued Wednesday failed to fix the problem as liberal backers of the president's plan had hoped. As a result, some families that can't afford the employer coverage that they are offered on the job will not be able to get financial assistance from the government to buy private health insurance on their own. How many people will be affected is unclear. The Obama administration says its hands were tied by the way Congress...
  • Republican House Members Who Voted Against Right-to-Work

    01/31/2013 12:38:13 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/26/2013 | Jack Spencer
    Republicans in the Michigan House widely supported giving workers the freedom to choose whether they wanted to financially support a union as a condition of employment. But six GOP members voted against legislation (House Bill 4003 and Senate Bill 116) that made Michigan the nation's 24th right-to-work state. On both bills, 58 Republicans voted “yes” and six Republicans joined the Democrats in voting “no.” These six were: Reps: Anthony Forlini, R-Harrison Township; Ken Goike, R-Ray Township; Ken Horn, R-Frankenmuth; Ed McBroom, R-Vulcan; Pat Somerville, R-New Boston; and Dale Zorn, R-Ida. Five of the GOP House members who voted against right-to-work...
  • A Message to Teachers Unions: Stop Holding Our Children Hostage

    01/31/2013 12:37:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Maroney
    The progressive movement has always portrayed itself as one of "choice." They’re pro-choice when it comes to abortion and believe women should have the choice of a wide array of birth control that someone else pays for. Unfortunately, they stop short when it comes to "school choice." For progressives, there’s a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to our children’s education. Problems are attributed to inadequate funding as opposed to a fundamental flaw in the foundation of our educational system. The majority of today’s school districts dictate the conditions of education for students and schools, while taxpayers pick up the tab....
  • Paul Revere & the Raiders: 'KICKS' - 1966

    01/31/2013 12:23:22 PM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 31 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Perhaps the hottest rock act to ever come out of Boise, Idaho was (and is) the group Paul Revere & the Raiders, who saw considerable commercial success in the 1960s and early 70s with hits such as 'Kicks' and 'Hungry' (1966), 'Him Or Me- What's It Gonna Be?' ('67) and then in 1971 their only #1 single, 'Indian Reservation' ('Cherokee people, Cherokee pride...' -you know, that one). The band was together as early as 1958 as The Downbeats, and enjoyed an early Northwest-only regional hit with 'Like, Long Hair' in 1961. Influenced by British Invasion bands such as The Beatles,...
  • The World's Most Powerful People

    01/31/2013 12:22:46 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 12.5.12 | David M. Ewalt, Caroline Howard, and Michael Noer
    Power Players There are 7.1 billion people on the planet. These are the 71 who matter.
  • Schumer’s False Fire - His analogy is a dreadful one.

    01/31/2013 12:22:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 28 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    With a dreary predictability, Senator Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) shared with yesterday’s Senate hearing his “fire in a theater” argument for gun control. Schumer, as anyone who follows his exploits will be aware, is fond of this line. Adumbrating his opposition to the allegedly pernicious influence of Citizens United, the senator made the underlying point explicit: “I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute. No amendment is absolute.” In an op-ed on December 23 of last year, he moved his attentions a little farther down the Bill of Rights: “While the First Amendment...
  • Squirrel Hunt Fundraiser Causing Uproar

    01/31/2013 12:19:08 PM PST · by bigtoona · 63 replies
    Rochester Democrat & Chronicle ^ | 1/31/13 | Meaghan M. McDermott
    An upcoming squirrel hunt fundraiser for Orleans County's Holley Fire Department is attracting attention from animal lovers all over the world. And not in a good way. There are online petitions circulating against it, a United Kingdom newspaper wrote about it and a psychologist even blogged about it for Psychology Today, calling the fundraiser "pure barbarism"; There's even a Facebook page against it that had more than 200 "likes" Wednesday evening. But organizers of the squirrel hunt say critics have their upcoming competition all wrong, and are asking those who object to "respect the freedoms and rights of those who...
  • Geraldo contemplating run for Senate

    01/31/2013 12:17:53 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 58 replies
    Geraldo contemplating run for Senate By Jonathan Easley - 01/31/13 02:02 PM ET Television personality and radio host Geraldo Rivera announced Thursday he’s “truly contemplating” a run for Senate in New Jersey. “I mention this only briefly, fasten your seatbelt,” Rivera said on his radio show. “I mentioned this only briefly to my wife ... but I am and I’ve been in touch with some people in the Republican Party in New Jersey. I am truly contemplating running for Senate against Frank Lautenberg or Cory Booker.” 
New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D), 89, is up for reelection in 2014 but...
  • Right to bear arms upheld in El Paso County (Colorado Springs)

    01/31/2013 12:06:14 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    The Gazette ^ | January 23, 2013 | GARRISON WELLS
    One day before the biggest shooting range in Colorado opens to the sounds of gunfire, top El Paso County officials are promising to protect residents’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. El Paso County Commissioner Peggy Littleton on Tuesday introduced a resolution that states the board will not “enforce any statutes, edicts, Presidential Directives, or other regulations and proclamations which conflict — and are expressly preempted by — the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings” on the Second Amendment. The resolution refers to a 2008 case in which the Supreme Court ruled that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s rights, rather than...
  • The Overwhelming Judgment of Science Rejects Obama's Global Warming Claims

    01/31/2013 11:56:23 AM PST · by mjp · 11 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 1-24-13 | James Taylor
    President Barack Obama in his second inauguration address called for new action to “respond to the threat of climate change.” Taking advantage of the bully pulpit and a huge national audience, Obama mustered his best possible arguments in a brief case for why addressing global warming is supposedly necessary. Unfortunately for global warming alarmists, Obama’s case was exceptionally flimsy. Then again, Obama did not have much to work with, as the overall case for global warming alarmism is exceptionally flimsy.
  • Ex-49er Kwame Harris charged in ex-boyfriend's beating

    01/31/2013 11:53:05 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com ^ | Mon January 28, 2013 10:56PM | Staff
    <p>SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Former San Francisco 49er Kwame Harris has been charged with felony domestic violence and assault charges from an August beating involving a former boyfriend, a prosecutor and defense lawyer said.</p>
  • Lobbying Muscle and Green Agenda Blinded Boeing to Reality

    01/31/2013 11:52:13 AM PST · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    NLPC ^ | January 31, 2013 | Paul Chesser
    With the revelation that All Nippon Airways replaced defectivelithium ion batteries 10 times,Japan Air Lines replaced“quite a few,” andUnited Airlines replaced “multiple batteries,” in the months preceding the smoke emergency that grounded their Dreamliners, is there anything that can be said about the technology that can overcome its now-horrible reputation? Boeing has worked on the 787 for 10 years or so, with an ample amount of time to determine what kind of battery technology would be functional with the“super-efficient” jet with “exceptional environmental performance.” Had the Chicago-based manufacturer –and its airline customers – concerned themselves more with achievable plans that...
  • Phoenix shooting suspect may have been found

    01/31/2013 11:49:31 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 13 replies
    WOAI ^ | 01/31/2013 | UPI
    Police in Mesa, Ariz., reported finding a man with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound who matches the description of a suspect in a Phoenix shooting. Phoenix police Sgt. Steve Martos said a person matching the description of the suspect, 70-year-old Arthur Douglas Harmon, was found Thursday with what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, KTVK-TV, Phoenix, reported. "Mesa Police have informed us they have located the suspect vehicle involved in yesterday's [Wednesday's] incident," Martos said in an email distributed to media outlets Thursday. "In addition, they have located an individual matching the suspect description nearby with what appears to...
  • Christian University in California Names Center after Notorious Abortionist

    01/31/2013 11:45:08 AM PST · by ReligiousLibertyTV · 6 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 1/16/2013 | LifeSiteNews
    Riverside, California, January 16, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Seventh-day Adventist website ADvindicate has recently drawn attention to the fact that La Sierra University has named a new economics centre after abortionist and gambling magnate Edward C. Allred, who in 1980 claimed to have personally aborted a quarter of a million babies in twelve years. In 2010, La Sierra, a Seventh-day Adventist University in Riverside, California, established the Edward C. Allred Center to promote free market economics among high school students. The centre’s abortionist namesake founded the Family Planning Associates Medical Group in 1969, a chain of abortion clinics that reportedly...
  • Why It’s Morally Wrong to Expand Medicaid: Government should protect property, not redistribute it

    01/31/2013 11:43:12 AM PST · by mjp · 4 replies
    Nevada Business Magazine ^ | JANUARY 1, 2013 | VICTOR JOECKS
    Why is stealing wrong? Is it wrong because it’s illegal? Or is stealing wrong because individuals have a God-given or natural right to their own property? To some people, that’s like asking, “Which came first: the chicken or the egg?” — in other words, they think the answer is unknowable. But there’s an essential difference here: Unlike the chicken-and-egg question, we know that our God-given/natural rights precede government — both logically and historically. As our country’s Declaration of Independence so eloquently states, we are all endowed “with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...
  • Jobless Claims Rise, Consumer Confidence Falls – Slowest Economic Recovery Since 1882

    01/31/2013 11:39:07 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 01/31/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    The was a large print of economic news this morning. The most important prints for the housing and commercial real estate markets are personal income (which rose) and Consumer Comfort (which fell again). Personal surged in December by 2.6% versus the expectation of 0.8% by economists. quarter of 2008, a report showed yesterday. Some companies paid dividends and employee bonuses earlier than usual before tax rates went up this year. The Commerce Department estimated about $26.4 billion of the increase in incomes last quarter was attributable to early dividend payments and another $15 billion reflected bonuses and other types of...
  • Revealed: How immigrants in America are sending $120 BILLION to their struggling families back home

    01/31/2013 11:38:18 AM PST · by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America · 25 replies
    Mail Online ^ | January 31, 2013 | Simon Tomlinson
    Migrants working in the United States sent a staggering $120 billion back to their families last year, it was revealed today. The amount of money being sent by migrants across the entire world reached $530 billion last year, making it a larger economy than Iran or Argentina, the data from the World Bank showed.
  • Report: Up to $25M welfare waste

    01/31/2013 11:32:07 AM PST · by massmike · 11 replies
    http://bostonherald.com ^ | 01/31/2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Bay State taxpayers are doling out a staggering $25 million a year to welfare recipients who may not even be eligible to collect, according to a blistering new report from one of the state’s top fraud fighters. The report, focused on families with at least one child, 
estimated that almost 10 percent of the 51,311 families on welfare are able to collect benefits from the Department of Transitional 
Assistance without having to provide the right documentation. The inspector general’s eye-opening study found the welfare department is awarding benefits to recipients who: • work outside jobs — a welfare violation that...
  • Shooting reported at Atlanta school

    01/31/2013 11:31:06 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 50 replies
    AJC ^ | Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 | 2:20 p.m. | Christian Boone
    One student was shot, according to Channel 2 Action News. A teacher has been injured. One suspect is in custody.
  • Ted Cruz uses pistol grip to rebut call for assault weapon ban

    01/31/2013 11:29:50 AM PST · by neverdem · 97 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 30 January 2013 | TODD J. GILLMAN
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz displayed a flair for showmanship this afternoon at the Senate’s gun violence hearing as he sought to puncture the argument for a proposed ban on assault weapons.“What it bans, I would suggest to you, are scary looking guns,” he said.With a life size photo of a Remington 750, a popular hunting rifle used — as Cruz said, by millions of Americans – the senator argued that the proposed ban focuses on “cosmetic features” such as pistol grips that in no way change the lethality of a weapon.He produced a plastic pistol grip and held it to...
  • France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive

    01/31/2013 11:28:37 AM PST · by blam · 4 replies
    TMO ^ | 1-31-2013 | Raul I Meijer
    France Is Dead Broke, But At Least Its GDP Came In Positive Economics / FranceJan 31, 2013 - 08:27 AM GMT By: Raul I Meijer US GDP came out today and it was a stinker: -0.1%. Enter a choir of 10,000 pundits who all figured out that all that bad smell was the result of one thing only: cuts in military spending. That's the sort of thing that tells me - or more correctly: confirms - that the optimism bias has become so strong and infectious it's no longer worth even discussing. And that's before I notice - caveat: I...
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors Who Served in the Military, and How it Changed Their Work

    01/31/2013 11:27:48 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    io9 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Charlie Jane Anders
    So much of science fiction's core topics intersect with war, one way or the other. Rapid social change and technological innovation both get supercharged during wartime, and some of our greatest explorers are also warriors. So it's not surprising that many of science fiction's most well-known authors served in the military at some point — especially during the era when we had a compulsory draft. But how did serving in the military shape these writers' books? Here's a look at 15 of the authors who served in the armed forces, and how their work reflects that experience.
  • Pakistani Taliban enter fray around strategic NATO routes (tribal infighting)

    01/31/2013 11:27:34 AM PST · by Pan_Yan
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | January 30, 2013 | Taha Siddiqui
    Clashes between rival militant groups in the tribal region next to the Afghanistan border has reportedly claimed more than 70 lives since fighting broke out last week. The area lies near the Khyber Pass, a main route for NATO supply trucks to Afghanistan, making it pivotal to the US war effort there and to Pakistan's revenues. Fighting flared after a third militant group – the Pakistani Taliban – moved into an area already being fought over by two other outfits and the Pakistani military. On the run from its traditional strongholds in another part of the tribal belt, the Pakistani...
  • House GOP unafraid of defense cuts

    01/31/2013 11:24:05 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 30 Jan 13 | DAVID ROGERS
    <p>On a hot July night six months ago, 89 House Republicans joined more dovish Democrats to do the unusual for Washington: cut $1.1 billion from the GOP’s proposed budget for defense in 2013.</p> <p>Then came Hurricane Sandy and the New Year’s Day tax bill, and as many as 157 House Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid. It was a huge swing by any measure and one followed this week by a Monday night Senate vote in which the overwhelming majority of Republicans endorsed their own across-the-board defense cut worth tens of billions of dollars over the next nine years.</p>
  • Nine current and former Traffic Court judges indicted

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 20 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 01/31/2013 | John P. Martin and Craig R. McCoy,
    Nine current or former Philadelphia Traffic Court judges surrendered today to face corruption charges after a three-year FBI probe into ticket-fixing in the beleaguered court. A 77-count indictment returned Tuesday but sealed until Thursday, said judges and their assistants routinely shredded documents, used code words and practiced "a well-understood conspiracy of silence" that turned the court into two systems: One where the average citizen paid for their infractions, while the connected saw tickets disappear, costing the Commonwealth an untold amount. "For years, even beyond the conspiracy charged, there existed a culture of ticket fixing at Traffic Court," the indictment said....
  • POLL: Gov. Cuomo Suffers 15 Point Drop in Approval After Passing New Gun Laws

    01/31/2013 11:21:24 AM PST · by CNSNews.com · 12 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | January 31, 2012 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams Jr.
    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo experienced a sharp drop in approval after pushing through tough new gun laws, according to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University. Cuomo, who last month had an all-time high job approval of 74 percent, saw that number drop to 59 percent. The Quinnipiac poll also shows: Voters in non-gun homes approve of the governor 68%-19%. Voters in households with a gun disapprove 50%-40%. Thirty-four percent of all voters say the gun-control package signed by Gov. Cuomo this month goes "too far" in restricting gun owners' rights while 30 percent say it does not go far...