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  • Fight World Hunger: Eat Insects, UN Recommends

    05/13/2013 8:08:09 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/13/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report. The report by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization says that eating insects could help boost nutrition and reduce pollution. It notes than over 2 billion people worldwide already supplement their diet with insects. However it admits that "consumer disgust" remains a large barrier in many Western countries. The report suggests that the food industry could help in "raising thestatus of insects" by including them in new recipes and adding them torestaurant menus. It goes on to note that in some places, certain insects are considered...
  • The Boston Bombing—Coming to Your Neighborhood?

    05/13/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT · by The Truth Will Make You Free · 1 replies
    Charisma News ^ | May 11, 2013 | Rick Joyner
    For years now, our own federal government has been implementing policies that are making America increasingly vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Without those policies, the Boston Marathon bombers almost certainly would have been stopped before they could have carried out their attack, just as the Fort Hood terrorist would have been stopped. Those responsible for the madness of these policies, and therefore responsible for the blood of these victims, are now in the most critical positions in our government, including: The president The Department of Justice The Department of Homeland Security The Department of Defense Federal law requires that those who...
  • The Bloody Hands of Barack Obama

    05/13/2013 7:52:25 AM PDT · by Trafalgar123 · 31 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 13, 2013 | Stella Paul
    The Three Whistleblowers at the Benghazi hearing spoke softly, but with the emotional wallop of The Three Tenors. They told the truth, and it blasted like thunder through Obama's tissue palace of lies... Obama stands center stage in this tragic opera of America's downfall, cheapening, endangering, and destroying the lives of the best among us. The pile of corpses grows ever higher, and the lies more noxious. Let's pay tribute to some of his many victims, and vow to honor their memory by holding him to account. BENGHAZI: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, and Tyrone Woods. BOSTON MARATHON...
  • Pope at Mass: The Holy Spirit and historical memory

    05/13/2013 7:52:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Radio Vaticana ^ | 5-13-2013
    The Holy Spirit helps Christians remember the history of our faith and the gifts we have received from God. Without this grace, we risk slipping into idolatry. That was Pope Francis’ message at morning Mass on Monday. Monday’s first reading from the answer that Acts of the Apostles described Paul’s exchange with a group of disciples in and their surprising statement: “We have never even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” Pope Francis began his homily commenting on these words and the amazement they produced by in Paul. But he noted, with a certain realism, that the lack of...
  • The Left Turning on Obama Over Military Policy

    05/13/2013 7:51:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Obama has gotten a relatively free pass as president, no doubt due to the intrigue of being the first black president. Congressional investigations into his administration go nowhere. The liberal media minimizes any wrongdoing by the administration and finds a way to spin it against Republicans instead. But something unusual has started happening. Influential figures on the left are speaking up loudly and attacking Obama over his policies regarding the U.S. military and defense. Obama is accused of being worse than former President George W. Bush due to the way he is continuing to detain Guantanamo inmates. Obama originally said...
  • Slain bombing suspect knew Watertown terrain well

    05/13/2013 7:50:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Rezendes and Bob Hohler
    WATERTOWN — When Tamerlan Tsarnaev was killed after a fiery­ shoot-out with police, the Boston Marathon bombing suspect and his younger brother were making their last stand in a neighborhood Tamerlan knew well. On at least a dozen occasions, Tamerlan had visited a two-family home on Boylston Street, just a few short blocks from the scene of his violent death, to meet with friends who knew him as a freewheeling Muslim who danced to hip-hop music, smoked marijuana, and always kept a prayer rug in the trunk of his car. “He’d wash his hands and lay it out in the...
  • The IRS Admits To "Targeting" Conservative Groups, But Were They Also "Leaking"?

    05/13/2013 7:48:09 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 13,2013 | Matt K. Lewis
    A little over a year ago, I reported that, ”It is likely that someone at the Internal Revenue Service illegally leaked confidential donor information showing a contribution from Mitt Romney’s political action committee to the National Organization for Marriage, says the group.”
  • Obama: Statement at 11:15 a.m. EDT (Live Thread)

    05/13/2013 7:42:24 AM PDT · by Toespi · 519 replies
    Is expected to take questions regarding the IRS scandal and Benghazi. We will see......
  • Medical Musings: The latest cliché is 'near-shoring' [Obamacare Fallout]

    05/13/2013 7:35:50 AM PDT · by Rio · 6 replies
    Plastics Today ^ | May 10, 2013 | Doug Smock
    According to a company with a vested interest in the situation, the newly imposed federal excise tax on medical devices is having an unfortunate consequence—relocation of manufacturing from the United States to Mexico. It's not a tax dodge—the tax still has to be paid. Moving to Mexico is a way to cut costs, according to an outfit called Co-Production International, a California company that is glad to help companies make the move. "We've seen a dramatic increase in online and personal inquiries from medical device manufacturers since the tax went into effect in January," says Enrique Esparza, president of CPI....
  • Journalists Must Be Bulldogs

    05/13/2013 7:34:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Katie Kieffer
    What happened to the bulldogs in the media? When it came to covering the Benghazi terrorist attack, the media sounded like a pack of Chihuahuas. The media is the last guardian of free speech in America. If the media becomes a megaphone for politicians, then there is no point to the media at all. We can’t expect politicians to behave themselves if reporters don’t hold politicians accountable. If the Benghazi coverage taught us anything, it’s that journalists need to be more aggressive, more inquisitive and more driven to get to the facts in stories. A February 2013 Rasmussen poll shows...
  • Million Mom March: 'We need to work toward world disarmament' ["Dozens" Showed Up! LOL!]

    05/13/2013 7:33:19 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 61 replies
    KVAL-TV ^ | 5/12/13
    EUGENE, Ore. -- Dozens of moms spent their Mother's Day marching against gun violence. The 14th annual Million Mom March in Eugene stepped off from EWEB Waterfront Plaza Sunday afternoon. Before the march, Mayor Kitty Piercy and other women spoke about the need for stricter gun laws. Betsy Steffensen helped organize Eugene’s march, and said the event gives moms the power to make a huge change in the world.
  • Mark Sanford, Welcome Back to Washington

    05/13/2013 7:27:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Star Parker
    Put me down as happy to see former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford coming back to Washington. He handily defeated Elizabeth Colbert Busch in Tuesday's special election for a House seat he himself once held. I hope he brings his piglets with him. Once as governor, Sanford showed up at the statehouse in Columbia with two piglets -- one named "pork" and one named "barrel" -- to protest the Legislature's quick move to reject his proposed budget that included large spending cuts. It's this kind of flair that has characterized Sanford's political career, both his six years in Congress and...
  • Did Clinton and Obama Believe Their Benghazi Baloney?

    05/13/2013 7:21:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2013 | Michael Barone
    What were Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton thinking? Why did they keep pitching the line that the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans started as a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim video? One possible explanation is confusion. There was such an attack on our embassy in Cairo earlier that day that fit that description. When Hillary Clinton on Sept. 14 talked of a "mob" and "violent attacks" over the caskets of the Americans slain in Benghazi, she could have been referring to the attacks in Cairo. In that case, she would not exactly be...
  • Collins: Why hasn’t Obama spoken up about the IRS scandal?

    05/13/2013 7:20:42 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 45 replies
    Susan Collins appeared on CNN’s State of the Union yesterday to address the exploding scandal at the IRS, as many of the other Sunday talk shows focused more on the exploding scandal of Benghazi. Candy Crowley asked Collins, “Is this passing the smell test to you?” Collins scoffed at the explanation given — that this took place only among low-level staffers — and wondered aloud why Barack Obama and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew haven’t apologized for the agency’s targeting of political opponents for more than a year up to the 2012 election.
  • Obama's Lapdogs Go "Savage"

    05/13/2013 7:19:36 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 17 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 5-12-2013 | MOTUS
    Our strategy for crisis management – which up till now has fluctuated between  “that’s a lie!” and “that happened a very long time ago” to “what difference does it make?” – has been modified. One of the Really Big Brains (RBB) decided to try overwhelming our enemies by  expanding the number of breaking scandals to the point that our MSM sock puppets will just put their slippers back on and pad off to the kitchen to make some hot cocoa. The uncurious George sock slippers So the Big White leaked the IRS scandal themselves, foolishly thinking they could “manage” it....
  • Expose Obama’s abuse, then de-fang the IRS

    05/13/2013 7:19:14 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | May 13, 2013 | Herman Cain
    Just an IRS demand for documents can virtually cripple an organization that can find itself needing to bring all hands on deck to comply with the demand. The White House will claim, of course, that it had nothing to do with this and was completely unaware of it. Congress should certainly not accept that claim on its face. House Republicans should stop at nothing to bring the truth about this matter to light, because most Americans don’t realize the power the IRS has to harass ordinary citizens. Do we have evidence that the Obama political team drove this in any...
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,M-F,9AM-12NOONPM,EDT,WTIC AM,May 13-17,2013

    05/13/2013 7:17:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | May 13-17,2013 | Jim Vicevich
    Listen Live: Sound Off Connecticut with Jim Vicevich 9 a.m. to noon ET (Da ily Thread)Sound Off Connecticut is a popular conservative/libertarian call in talk show hosted by Jim Vicevich weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon ET. Although based in Connecticut, the show welcomes callers from all over the United States! This is your chance to sound off America! Call into the show toll free (800) 966-9842! Listen to the LIVE AUDIO STREAM at http://wtic.com - it's free and NO registration is required! If you're in southern New England listen over the air to WTIC 1080 AM, the 50,000...
  • Only one reporter each from US and British press to be called on at Obama/Cameron news conference

    05/13/2013 7:14:26 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 41 replies
    twitter ^ | Mark Knoller
    Only one reporter each from US and British press to be called on at Obama/Cameron news conference at 11:15am.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 13, 2013
  • IRS targeted conservatives as early as 2010: WSJ; Update: ABC corroborates

    05/13/2013 7:13:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 24 replies
    On Saturday, we discovered that the IRS targeting of conservative groups didn’t start in 2012 and wasn’t limited to a few rogue low-level agents. Senior officials became aware of the practice at least as early as June 2011, including the top lawyer for the IRS. Today, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters report that an upcoming IG report will show that the practice first began in the 2010 midterm cycle (via TPM):
  • On the Arrested Development of the Left : The child Is father of the man.

    05/13/2013 7:12:01 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    P J Media ^ | 5/13/2013 | David Solway
    Canvassing the craven and deviant (which is to say, left-oriented, mainstream) response to the Boston Marathon bombing among media and intellectual elites — yes, the Tsarnaev brothers killed and mutilated but they were displaced, troubled, resentful of Western domination, etc. — Bruce Bawer offers an astute diagnosis. The progressive multiculturalism to which these elites adhere, he writes, is both decadent and jejune, enabling them to remain mental and emotional children who preen themselves on their kindness. “What made multiculturalism attractive to these people,” Bawer continues, “is that it’s tailor-made for spoiled, narcissistic grown children who don’t want to have adult...
  • Clinton Tied To Gen. Petraeus' Resignation; Possible Retaliation For Benghazi

    05/13/2013 7:11:02 AM PDT · by SteveH · 40 replies
    the lightly braised turnip ^ | may 12, 2013 | RAMESH RHAMJAMI
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Benghazi scandal might have taken on yet another dimension. Facts uncovered concerning the firing of Gen. David Petraeus indicate that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may have played a role in exposing Petraeus’ extramarital affair with biographer Paula Broadwell. Publication of this affair ultimately forced Petraeus to resign as CIA director. If a link is proven between Clinton and the Petraeus sex scandal, it could be viewed as consistent with other allegations of retaliation by the Obama administration against the three “whistleblowers” that testified before Congress on May 8. Petraeus, who clashed with Clinton's State...
  • George Zimmerman trial: State wants testimony about Travyon Martin's personal life excluded

    05/13/2013 7:09:37 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 39 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 13, 2013 | Susan Jacobsen
    The prosecution in the George Zimmerman murder case has asked a judge to prohibit testimony about shooting victim Trayvon Martin's personal life, including whether he had been suspended from school, used marijuana or been in a fight. The information is irrelevant and would prejudice a jury, the state contends in the motion, filed late Friday. The motion also asks the judge to disallow: •Screen names used by Trayvon on social media. •The fact that he wore or owned a set of gold teeth. •The contents of text messages received or sent by Trayvon before Feb. 26, the day he died....
  • Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job

    05/13/2013 7:09:16 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 81 replies
    PoliceOne.com ^ | 4/17/13 | Charles Remsberg
    Why one cop carries 145 rounds of ammo on the job Before the call that changed Sergeant Timothy Gramins’ life forever, he typically carried 47 rounds of handgun ammunition on his person while on duty. Today, he carries 145, “every day, without fail.” He detailed the gunfight that caused the difference in a gripping presentation at the annual conference of the Assn. of SWAT Personnel-Wisconsin. .related-content-container span p {font-size: 13px; font-family: Tahoma,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;} .h2_sidebars_article { background:none repeat scroll 0 0 transparent; border-color: #18347B; border-style:none none solid; border-width:medium medium 3px; color:#000000; font-size:15px; font-weight:700; margin-bottom:10px; margin-top:0; padding-bottom:1px; text-align:left; white-space: nowrap;} At the core...
  • SEAL Parents Demand Obama Explain Why Their Son Was Allowed to Be Desecrated At His Memorial Service

    05/13/2013 7:08:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 61 replies
    Gateway ^ | May 13, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    <p>Karen and Billy Vaughn lost her SEAL son Aaron in 2011 in Afghanistan along with 16 other Navy SEALs. At the memorial service in Afghanistan an Islamic cleric desecrated their son and the other SEALs. Now they’re speaking out.</p> <p>On Sunday the Vaughns went on FOX and Friends. Billy Vaughn wants the Commander-in Chief, “To defend the policy that in this United states government that allows the body of a slain warrior to be desecrated and allows the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob to be mocked.”</p>
  • Libya deadly car bomb near Benghazi hospital

    05/13/2013 7:04:36 AM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | May 13, 2013
    At least nine people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a hospital in the Libyan city of Benghazi, an official has told the BBC. "I saw people running and some of them were collecting parts of bodies," a witness said. This follows a string of bombings in the eastern city in recent days. Security remains precarious in Libya since the uprising against long-time leader Muammar Gaddafi, with protests by militias and attacks by Islamists. At the end of April, a car bomb exploded outside the French embassy in the capital, Tripoli, wounding two French guards and several...
  • The Time President Obama Made An Auditing Joke

    05/13/2013 7:04:17 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 6 replies
    President Obama was giving the commencement address at Arizona State University in 2009 where he joked about auditing the president of ASU and their board of regents .
  • BENGHAZI EXPLAINED, by Jay Carney

    05/13/2013 7:01:56 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 56 replies
    Original Content | 5/13/2013 | by Laz A. Mataz
    Jay Carney: "My, there Republicans are obsessed with Benghazi. Benghazi was a bump in the road. I mean, what difference does it make? Obama was asleep while he watched it unfold. It's the Republican's fault because they pushed for the Sequestration that Obama invented. Rush Limbaugh is a bad man. This is a FoxNews-created scandal extensively reported on by CBS. George W. Bush is to blame. It's a vast right wing conspiracy. The terrorists that did this were not committing an act of terror. We never once altered the talking points' twelve different versions. These talking points originated in the...
  • Team Trayvon's Big Lie

    05/13/2013 6:55:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/2013 | Jack Cashill
    While watching George Zimmerman's immunity hearing online in late April 2013, Chip Bennett took satisfaction seeing Florida prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda flail away at the one blog that has given him fits from the beginning. "BDLR alleges that The Conservative Treehouse doxed Witness 8," Bennett commented. "Double shot!"
  • Texas leaders woo people moving to Exxon Mobil’s new campus

    05/13/2013 6:54:40 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | May 13, 2013 | Bryan Kirk
    Officials with the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce and Houston Northwest Chamber, the city of Tomball, and the Klein and Spring school districts went to Virginia recently to serve up a little Texas hospitality to Exxon Mobil employees who will be relocating to the new campus in 2014 and 2015. An estimated 3,000 employees and their families attended the “Let’s Discover Houston Fair” in late April at the Exxon Mobil headquarters for Downstream Operations in Fairfax, Va., to learn about the communities, schools and the amenities in the Greater Houston area. “What Exxon Mobil put together to bring us...
  • IRS scandal grows to include debt critics

    05/13/2013 6:52:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 69 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 13, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    the IRS may have been casting an even wider net, and agents could have unfairly targeted groups that touted better government economic policy and debt pay-down. Also among the targeted: Groups that tried to educate about the Constitution or government policy critics ... at least one congressional member has wondered: What about Obamacare? Do critics of Obamacare face extra layers of IRS scrutiny, also?
  • Turkish military says it has lost contact with fighter plane close to border with Syria

    05/13/2013 6:47:47 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 13, 2013 | Associated Press
    A military statement said Monday it lost contact with the F-16 jet over a mountainous area in Osmaniye province, which is close to the border with Syria. ... The statement said the pilot radioed in to say he was ejecting before contact was lost.
  • Internal IRS Mandate: 'Be on the Lookout' for 'Organizations Involved In ... Educating...

    05/13/2013 6:47:09 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 21 replies
    Internal IRS Mandate: 'Be on the Lookout' for 'Organizations Involved In ... Educating on Constitution and Bill of Rights' May 12, 2013 By Terence P. Jeffrey (CNSNews.com) - A timeline of Internal Revenue Service activities that was developed by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration and provided to congressional staff indicates that early last year--as the nation was headed toward a presidential election--the IRS issued a "be on the lookout order" (BOLO) for officials in its "Determinations Unit" to ferret out for heightened scrutiny organizations applying for tax exempt status that were involved in educating Americans "on the Constitution...
  • IRS Scandal Round-up

    05/13/2013 6:47:06 AM PDT · by Edmunds mom · 22 replies
    PhilanthropyDaily.com ^ | 05/10/13 | Scott Walter
    ... I urged scrutiny of Organizing for America and Enroll America, two 501(c)(4) groups with extremely close ties to the Obama administration and its efforts to "sell" Obamacare to the public. Now the Washington Post reports on unseemly, if not illegal, efforts by HHS Secretary Sebelius to put pressure on business to make contributions to these and allied groups: "Sebelius has gone, hat in hand, to health industry officials, asking them to make large financial donations to help with the effort to implement President Obama’s landmark health-care law. "... Many of Sebelius’s calls have gone to current supporters of Enroll...
  • First Thoughts: The White House's terrible, horrible Friday spills over

    05/13/2013 6:43:54 AM PDT · by don-o · 29 replies
    First Read - NBC ^ | May 13, 2013 | Chuck Todd et al
    *** Q&A time for Obama: Don’t be surprised if these two stories -- Benghazi and the IRS -- come up at President Obama’s joint press conference with British PM David Cameron at 11:15 am ET. Afterward, Obama travels to New York City, where he hits two DNC fundraisers and then a joint DSCC/DCCC event. ------------ On Benghazi, the White House is essentially leading reporters to believe they were ultimately refereeing a bureaucratic turf fight between the CIA and State. But they also, when questioned, claim they’d do nothing differently other than -- perhaps -- delay giving a public accounting even...
  • Surveillance shows suspect in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

    05/13/2013 6:41:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    wcnc.com ^ | 5/13/13
    The New Orleans Police Department released a surveillance video of one of the suspects in the Mother's Day shooting that left 19 wounded, according to the NOPD. Gunfire erupted in the Seventh Ward neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said.
  • IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups broader than thought

    05/13/2013 6:39:43 AM PDT · by topher · 25 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5-13-2013
    An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting "Tea Party" and "patriot" groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas. The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into the controversial IRS practice. IRS officials apologized Friday for the scrutiny, but new information suggests senior leaders were apprised of the effort as early as 2011 despite public denials from the top.
  • Of flower petals, firefighters, dedication, and holes in the roof

    05/13/2013 6:37:41 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 13, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Today is the anniversary of the Dedication of the Roman church Santa Maria “ad Martyres“, which took place in 609. This church is also called the Pantheon.Since on upcoming Pentecost, Roman firefighters will be dropping red rose petals through the oculus of the mighty building, I figured we could review what I have posted in the past.In Rome on Pentecost, in the Pantheon, now a minor basilica called S. Maria ad martyres there is a beautiful custom.Rose petals are dropped through the circular oculus opening at the top of the dome, which is the widest is all of Rome, for...
  • 3 Questions About the SEAL Team Six Helicopter Crash

    05/13/2013 6:35:05 AM PDT · by YankeeReb · 22 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | August 7, 2011 | Joe Pappalardo
    The loss of a Chinook helicopter carrying members of Navy SEAL Team Six made yesterday the deadliest single day in the entire Afghan War for the U.S., The New York Times reports. Here are the three most pressing questions that need to be answered after this attack. The loss of a helicopter carrying more than 20 U.S. special forces and as many as 8 other U.S. military service members is an unprecedented one in this war. The United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group (DevGru)—better known by its former name, Team 6-reportedly suffered the bulk of the casualties. The incident...
  • Gayest bridge ever? (St.Paul,MN 5-13-13)

    05/13/2013 6:32:21 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 40 replies
    me | 5-13-13 | me
    entire Wabasha bridge this morning downtown St.Paul(both sides) Wonder hoe much the public works spent putting all these nice, new rainbow flags up? might explain your property tax rates, St.Paulites...
  • Rail by rail! (priest explains why he installs altar rails at each parish where he serves)

    05/13/2013 6:31:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 13, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    One for the Brick by Brick file.I had a note from a friend in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, where the great Bishop Robert Finn presides.At St. Andrew the Apostle on the north side of KC, Fr. Vince Rogers has installed a new brand new Communion rail!My friend wrote: He has installed altar rails in most of not all of the parishes in which he has served over the past 15-20 years.He noted in his homily this morning, “So, why do I do this everywhere I go? It started when I was a seminarian at the NAC. Mother Teresa...
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 13, 2013-- lymphatic

    05/13/2013 6:27:56 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 117 replies
    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/13/13 ; 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". lymphatic; adj. 1. of, relating to, or containing lymph: the lymphatic vessels 2. of or relating to the lymphatic system 3. sluggish or lacking vigour Etymology: 1640s, from L. lymphaticus, from lympha (see lymph). Also sometimes used in the classical L. sense "mad, frenzied." Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to...
  • Maybe Jim DeMint’s resignation wasn’t such a big loss after all

    05/13/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 5/13/2013 | Kevin Collins
    When South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation most “outside the Beltway” conservatives were at first apprehensive about the net effect it would cause. The thinking on DeMint’s move slowly evolved to “Jim can do things outside of the system he can’t do/say while in the Senate.” It sounded reasonable – after all this was Jim DeMint. Since he took over Heritage DeMint has been an irritant to the Gang of Eight as they fight to destroy America by erasing our borders, but time has shown that alas he is not the “all in” warrior...
  • Suggestions for a Driving Music Playlist (Vanity)

    05/13/2013 6:20:43 AM PDT · by paterfamilias · 104 replies
    13 May 2013 | Me
    So, my son and I will have a 5-day bonding experience and we will drive the Pacific Coast Highway from San Diego to Carmel and back in a pristine (red, of course) 1985 Alfa Romeo GTV-6/2.5. I welcome your suggestions for some good driving music for the trip. Thanks!
  • What Jesus Really Said About Sins of the Flesh

    05/13/2013 6:20:20 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 13, 2013 | Anthony Esolen
    I have often heard it said that our Lord did not care overmuch about sins of the flesh; for He was relentless in his attacks upon hypocrisy, pride, and avarice, but was so mild towards adulterers and fornicators that we might, extrapolating from that mildness, so far dispense Christians from the strictures of the sixth commandment as to ignore their sins, nay, even to make a virtue of them, so long as they commit them with sufficient sweetness and affection.That interpretation cannot be supported by any commonsense reading of His words.When the Pharisees, “tempting Him,” asked Him whether it was...
  • How Can We Understand Benghazi Without Probing the CIA's Role?

    05/13/2013 6:20:05 AM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    The Atlantic | May 13, 2013 | Conor Friedersdorf
    http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/05/how-can-we-understand-benghazi-without-probing-the-cias-role/275781/
  • The Benghazi decisions

    05/13/2013 6:08:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 may 2013
    "A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al-Qaida is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead." —President Barack Obama to the Democratic National Convention, Sept. 6, 2012. Five nights after that speech, scores of attackers struck an ill-secured compound in the Libyan city of Benghazi. By morning they had killed four Americans: security agents Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, information officer Sean Smith, and J. Christopher Stevens, Washington's ambassador to that convulsing nation. U.S. presidential politics instantly intervened, with Republican Mitt Romney declaring, "The Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on...
  • Climate change 'will make hundreds of millions homeless' (Women, children hit hardest)

    05/13/2013 6:06:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 31 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 11, 2013 | Robin McKie
    Carbon dioxide levels indicate rise in temperatures that could lead agriculture to fail on entire continents It is increasingly likely that hundreds of millions of people will be displaced from their homelands in the near future as a result of global warming. That is the stark warning of economist and climate change expert Lord Stern following the news last week that concentrations of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere had reached a level of 400 parts per million (ppm).
  • Breaking: IRS Targeted Conservative Groups That Taught US Constitution

    05/13/2013 6:03:36 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 26 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 13, 2013, 6:49 AM | Jim Hoft
    The IRS not only targeted conservative Tea Party groups and Jews… They also targeted conservative groups that taught the US Constitution. The Washington Post reported: >snip On Jan. 15, 2012 the agency decided to target “political action type organizations involved in limiting/expanding Government, educating on the Constitution and Bill of Rights, social economic reform movement.,” according to the appendix in the IG report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has yet to be released.
  • Major Scandal: Obama IRS Targeted US Citizens

    05/13/2013 6:01:10 AM PDT · by swampthang77 · 25 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013,05,12 | USBC News Wire
    USBC News Wire- Yet a another major scandal is rocking the already extraordinarily unpopular Obama administration, this time the controversy involves abuses by the IRS in targeting US citizens based on their political views. It appears that agents used keywords to target groups in opposition to the governing Democratic administration. Remarkably, the agents found it acceptable to single out patriots for unprecedented behavior. The agents singled out their fellow citizens by using keywords such as “patriot” or “tea party” (itself a reference to the earliest American patriots) to identify groups that object to the policies of the current administration. Lois...
  • Carl Bernstein 'Can't Imagine' Obama Involved In IRS Scandal

    05/13/2013 5:57:24 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 67 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When it comes to investigative reporters, how do you change a bulldog into a lapdog? Easy: change the occupant of the Oval Office from a Republican into a Democrat. Witness Carl Bernstein's pitiful performance on today's Morning Joe. The man who teamed with Bob Woodward to bring down Richard Nixon now credulously claims that he "can't imagine" that President Obama is possibly involved in the IRS targeting of conservative groups. Bernstein instead blames the "hyper-partisanship" in Washington. Yeah, cause politics were so kumbaya in 1972, Carl. View the video here.