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  • Does the Earth Abide Forever, Like the Bible Says?

    03/16/2014 6:46:27 PM PDT · by PhilipFreneau · 157 replies
    March 16, 2014 | PhilipFreneau
    Does the Earth Abide Forever, Like the Bible Says? Many Christian doctrines take the following passage literally: "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea." (Rev 21:1 KJV) Some even believe there will literally be no seas/oceans in the "new earth!" But there are many other verses that seem to contradict Rev 21:1, as follows: "One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever." (Eccl 1:4 KJV) "Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my...
  • Benedict XVI. Penned a Critique of Francis Interview

    03/16/2014 6:44:11 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | 3/16/2014 | Giuseppe Nardi
    Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI wrote an extensive critical commentary on the controversial interview of Pope Francis in the Jesuit magazine Civiltŕ Cattolic a 19 September 2013. This was disclosed by his personal secretary and Prefect of the Papal Household, Archbishop George Gänswein in the context of a broadcast on ZDF on the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Four pages include the critical remarks to that controversial interview. Pope Francis explained himself at the time to the criticism that he is not taking a position on abortion and "gay marriage": "We can not always deal with the issue...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Apostatebook.com ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • Matthew Dowd Rejects Obamacare as Reason for Jolly Election Victory

    03/16/2014 6:31:22 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 16, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    "It is becoming clear to me -- not that it needs to be any more clear -- that the Republican establishment does not want to run against Obamacare." And as if to prove that Rush is right, Republican consultant Matthew Dowd on This Week With George Stephanopoulos rejected Obamacare as the reason for the victory of David Jolly over Alex Sink in last week's special congressional election in Florida. On Friday, Rush Limbaugh spoke extensively on his broadcast about how establishment Republicans want to downplay Obamacare as an issue in both the recent election as well in the congressional elections...
  • George Soros Predicts Ukraine Could Ruin The EU

    03/16/2014 6:28:21 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 102 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 3/14/2014 | Nico Hines
    George Soros, one of the world’s leading investors, has warned that the European Union is in danger of falling apart if it fails to confront Vladimir Putin’s naked aggression in Ukraine. ...
  • Palmaro's only way to arrange TLM Funeral Mass: ask for city permit and shame pastor ...

    03/16/2014 6:27:02 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    Rorate caeli ^ | 3/16/2014 | New Catholic
    The other-than-human hatred for the Traditional Mass continues even after death - in January, our contributor Joseph Shaw presented the Latin Mass Society's guide on a way of ensuring your own Funeral Rites are conducted according to the Traditional Roman Rite (at least in some jurisdictions, see here: A Practical guide to having a Traditional Funeral Mass). Now, used as he was to the diabolical hatred for the Latin Mass, the late Mario Palmaro (requiescat in pace) devised, during the several months of excruciating suffering and pain caused by the disease that led to his death, another way to ensure...
  • MH370 Mystery: Remembering Malaysia’s Role In 9/11, And In Other Islamic Terror Plots

    03/16/2014 6:25:07 PM PDT · by IChing · 22 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 3/16/14 | Donald Joy
    In January, 2000, Malaysia’s capital was where key members of Al Qaeda held their “Kuala Lumpur summit” to plan the bombing of the USS Cole that October, as well as the later attacks of 9/11/01. In light of this, and other facts pointing to Kuala Lumpur playing host to a hotbed of Islamic terrorists over the years, the baffling mystery of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 provokes renewed scrutiny of Kuala Lumpur in fostering international terrorism to date. In this context, Malaysia’s Islamic government and prevailing majority Mohammedan culture comes across as either grossly incompetent, or even somewhat...
  • Listen to Dr. Bill Watenburg tonight!

    03/16/2014 6:18:15 PM PDT · by pansgold · 9 replies
    III / XVI / MMXIV | pansgold
    If you miss the Dr. Bill Watenburg show Sunday nights... IT'S BACK! His show starts at 7 pm Pacific tonight. Pick a station and give him a call! http://tunein.com/options/?ProgramId=10398
  • Once rare, heroin use on the rise (Obama's America)

    03/16/2014 5:51:41 PM PDT · by mgist · 69 replies
    Journal Gazette ^ | 3/16/14 | frank Gray
    Once rare, heroin use on the rise More people seek help; police seeing more on street The number of people seeking treatment for heroin addiction has exploded in Allen County in the last five years, according to figures from the Drug and Alcohol Consortium of Allen County. In 2009, of all the people seeking treatment for addictions, less than 1 percent, or about 15 people, were addicted to heroin. That number fell in 2010 to only half a percent of all people with addictions, or less than 10. By 2012, the number of people with addictions who were addicted to...
  • Israel Prepares for Possible Attack by Hijacked Malaysian Plane

    03/16/2014 5:49:17 PM PDT · by mulder1 · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 03/16/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    According to the Times of Israel, Israel's Channel 2 has revealed that Israeli air defenses have been boosted, and approaching civilian aircraft will be asked to identify themselves far earlier. Though the flight was presumed at first to have crashed, whole or in pieces, into the ocean, passive satellite transmissions from the aircraft suggest that it made a deliberate course change and may have headed north into central Asia. Pakistan has already said that the flight never registered on its radar, but at least one expert has suggested the flight could have landed in Bangladesh, whose air defenses presumably would...
  • Malaysian Air Flight 370: what you need to know

    03/16/2014 5:30:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 112 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-16-14 | DrJohn
    I've avoided this topic, waiting for another shoe to drop. Now it has. Malaysian Air Flight 370 has been an enigma almost right from the beginning. Large jet aircraft do not simply disappear. Not in 2014. A little voice in my head kept saying that there's a lot more than we're being told. No debris field was found. Had the jet exploded high in the air, a large debris field would have been spotted, as seen following the loss of TWA flight 800. If the jet dove into the water, the debris field would have been smaller, but most definitely...
  • "50 to 1" (NM's Greatest Horse Story Now a Movie)

    03/16/2014 5:20:51 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 27 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 16, 2014 | Adrian Gomez
    Mine That Bird beat the odds 50 to 1 when the gelding came from behind to win the Kentucky Derby in 2009. The win thrust the horse into the national spotlight, along with his New Mexico-based owners and trainer. Five years later, there is more spotlight on the way as Oscar-winner Jim Wilson and Faith Conroy are bringing the story to the big screen with the film “50 to 1.” “50 to 1″ is the story of Mark Allen, from Double Eagle Ranch in Roswell, who bought the Canadian gelding in late 2008 with his business partner Dr. Leonard Blach....
  • Crimea referendum: Wide condemnation after region votes to split from Ukraine

    03/16/2014 5:16:44 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 193 replies
    Fox News ^ | 16 Mar 2014
    Crimean voters on Sunday overwhelmingly backed a referendum to secede from Ukraine and join Russia, in an election denounced by the United States, Europe and the Ukrainian government as illegal and destabilizing. Fireworks exploded and Russian flags fluttered above jubilant crowds after the vote, which election officials said stood at 95 percent with more than half of the ballots counted. The vote, the final results of which were not expected until Monday, offered voters on the strategic Black Sea peninsula the choice of seeking annexation by Russia or remaining in Ukraine with greater autonomy. Opponents of secession appeared to largely...
  • Built in Ability "The Lord is with Me"[charismatic caucus]

    03/16/2014 5:14:15 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jedediah
    My order is inevitable for it is simply The Father's will concisely done in full view and commitment of My Witness that is My spirit in you . . . Acts 17:28 28 For in him we live and move and are! As one of your own poets says it, ‘We are the sons of God.’ John 14:12 I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father. Job...
  • The Inside Story of How Oklahoma Beat the Constitutional Convention

    03/16/2014 5:13:58 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 60 replies
    The New American ^ | 16 March 2014 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Oklahomans committed to liberty united to defeat the the money spent by con-con supporters.The Inside Story of How Oklahomans Beat the Con-Con 16 March 2014 “Whenever our affairs go obviously wrong, the good sense of the people will interpose and set them to rights.” — Thomas Jefferson to David Humphreys, 1789 Jefferson would be proud of the constitutionally minded citizens of Oklahoma and their recent defeat of the forces pushing for a second constitutional convention. As we reported last week, the Oklahoma State House of Representatives decided not to vote to apply for a constitutional convention (con-con) under the...
  • Tyler, The Creator Arrested After SXSW Riot Incident

    03/16/2014 5:13:56 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 21 replies
    Billboard ^ | March 15, 2014 5:58 PM EDT | By Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter and Associated Press
    Rapper Tyler, The Creator, was arrested Saturday for allegedly inciting a riot during his show at the Scoot Inn at South By Southwest music festival. Travis County Sheriff's spokesman Roger Wade said the Odd Future rapper, whose name is Tyler Gregory Okonma, was arrested at Austin-Bergstrom Airport and was to be arraigned later Saturday. If convicted of inciting a riot, which is a misdemeanor, he faces up to a year in jail and a $4,000 fine. His Bond was set at $25,000 "Specifically, the subject encouraged a large crowd on more than one occasion to force themselves past venue employees...
  • How a Hamilton LGBTQ activist was inspired by Pope Francis

    03/16/2014 5:08:38 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 21 replies
    CBC News ^ | 3/13/14 | CBC News
    Thursday marks the first anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. Hamilton's Deirdre Pike is a lesbian who says the Pope's comments on poverty and homosexuality have inspired her and changed the way she sees the Church. Here's what she had to say to the CBC's Matt Galloway on Metro Morning. Last year Pope Francis (Jorge Mario Bergoglio) became the 266th Leader of the Roman Catholic Church. As the first Jesuit Pope, and one of the most unconventional Popes in history, Francis is shaking things up in the Vatican, and exciting activists like Pike. Pike is an organizer in Hamilton's...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, March 16th, 2014

    03/16/2014 5:02:11 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 135 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 3/16/2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Gun Talk Radio 3/16/2014, 08:00-11:00pm EST
  • CT Governor Dannel Malloy to Gun Owners: “Your Side Lost,” Get Over It

    03/16/2014 5:00:48 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 110 replies
    D.C. Clothesline ^ | 03-16-2014 | Tim Brown
    As Connecticut is in the midst of a very serious situation regarding guns and gun registration, Governor Dannel Malloy attended a town meeting this week to address constituents at John Barry Elementary School in Meriden, Connecticut. During that event, a pro-gun citizen, who has opposed the legislation signed into law by Malloy, which requires gun owners to register their semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines or be considered felons, asked how Malloy could push legislation that is against law abiding gun owners while abolishing the death penalty and offered early release for violent criminals. Malloy’s answer was not to point to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Ola L Mize ~ March 17, 2014

    03/16/2014 4:59:29 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 87 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | StarCMC
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do! For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ Ola L. Mize Info from here.               Ola Lee Mize (August 28, 1931 – March 12, 2014) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Korean War. Mize was born in Marshall County, Alabama, the son of...
  • Russia State TV: Putin could reduce USA to Radioactive ash

    03/16/2014 4:53:45 PM PDT · by politisite · 83 replies
    SLON.RU ^ | 03/16/2014 | SLON.RU
    (A rough translation from Russian to English) Tonight, while summing up the results of the referendum on the accession of Crimea to Russia , in the final program ” News Week ” presenter Dmitry Kiselev threatened U.S. nuclear explosion in case of aggravation of the conflict with Russia over the Crimea . “Earlier, the Americans said , frozen preparation meeting the” Big Eight “in Sochi in June. Like, boycott Russia , nothing to talk about . But if so , then why all the time Obama tinkling Putin? “- Rhetorically wondered Kiselev, when behind him a photograph of Obama with...
  • Obama Team Uses March Madness to Sell Health Care Plan

    03/16/2014 4:53:36 PM PDT · by kristinn · 41 replies
    USA Today via Florida Today | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | David Jackson
    USA Today articles are headline and link only.
  • Karzai to US: Get out of Afghanistan immediately

    03/16/2014 4:44:52 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    PressTV ^ | 3/16/2014 | PressTV
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called on the United States and its Western allies to immediately get out of the country by the 2014 withdrawal deadline. President Karzai told the US in his address to Afghan parliament that local security forces were strong enough to defend Afghanistan without Washington’s assistance. The remarks come as Afghan military already protects 93 percent of the war-ravaged country. The president also warned the US-led NATO countries against continuous meddling in Afghanistan’s internal affairs. "I want to say to all those foreign countries who, maybe out of habit, or because they want to interfere, that...
  • Medical Marijuana Dispensary Guard Shoots Self in Foot (San Bernardino, CA)

    03/16/2014 4:37:26 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | March 15, 2014 | Greg Cappis
    Medical marijuana dispensary guard shoots self in foot SAN BERNARDINO - A medical marijuana dispensary guard shot himself in the foot for unknown reasons Friday night, according to police. Just after 9 p.m. officers went to the 3300 block of East Highland Avenue to investigate the shooting. “On our arrival, we found that the security guard for the business, for some reason, had his weapon out, discharged his firearm, striking himself in the foot one time,” said Lt. Travis Walker. The security guard was transported to a hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound, according to Walker. “We plan...
  • ‘Diversity float’ will be part of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

    03/16/2014 4:36:23 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 44 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 3-16-14 | Andrew Ryan
    The dank South Boston warehouse held a chill last weekend when the flatbed arrived, a 20-foot-long landscaping trailer with a wood plank floor stained by dirt. Around the flatbed gathered almost a dozen people — predominantly men from the surrounding blocks — wearing winter coats and work gloves. The job ahead was daunting: transforming the flatbed into a parade float with seven faux cannons. From each cannon would flow a different color of the rainbow — fabric draped over plastic piping — landing in a pot of gold. Randy Foster and Steve Martin had done this before. They built a...
  • Abundance not Scarcity

    03/16/2014 4:35:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 3-16-14 | Jay Becker
    We are to move from the darkness to the light, move from fear into love, and live in the abundance and victory of Christ. So many hold on to their hurt and they walking through life with a chip on their shoulder. Yes, hurting people say and do hurtful things. 
Let's help them discover the wonder of falling in love with Jesus; being forgiven, living free, and learning to focus on the abundance of love and grace - instead of living like God's love is a rare commodity. There is no limit to His love, His loves overflows. God's love...
  • Senate race in Michigan has Dems nervous

    03/16/2014 4:29:54 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 15, 2014 | Cameron Joseph
    Democrats are facing their toughest Michigan Senate fight in two decades. A sour national political climate, a little-known candidate and big spending by conservative outside groups have given Republicans a real shot at winning an open seat and boosted their chances at seizing Senate control. Republicans had all but written off the Democratic-leaning state last summer after they failed to recruit either Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) or Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) to run, leaving them with former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) as their nominee. But President Obama’s dismal poll numbers, millions spent by conservative groups and...
  • CURL: We completely overhauled American health care — to insure 4.2 million people?

    03/16/2014 4:24:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 16, 2014 | Joseph Curl
    The number bounced around for years — 46 million. President Obama said it in August 2009: “I don’t have to explain to you that nearly 46 million Americans don’t have health insurance coverage today. In the wealthiest nation on Earth, 46 million of our fellow citizens have no coverage.” He said it dozens more times, including in June 2013: “We are not a nation that accepts nearly 46 million uninsured men, women and children.” The Obama administration pumped the number with official reports. The White House Council of Economic Advisers said, “Perhaps the most visible sign of the need for...
  • Finding treasure in a tackle box

    03/16/2014 4:16:12 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    NewsOK ^ | 3-16-14 | Ed Godfrey
    Fishing lures are designed to attract fishermen and not fish. I didn’t make up that line, but I wish I had. It’s nearly as true as “all fishermen are liars.” My future father-in-law always instructed me that when I showed photos of the big bass that I had caught in his farm pond, tell people I caught them in a bar ditch. I did as told, because I wanted to keep fishing in that pond and keep dating his daughter. The fact that she had access to a pond with big bass certainly didn’t hurt the relationship. Old fishing lures...
  • If I Must Sell, You Must Buy

    03/16/2014 4:15:50 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 14 replies
    The Mises Institute ^ | Mar 16 2014 | Jim Fedako
    If I were a business owner, must I sell to you? If you answer yes, you must balance that requirement with your obligation to buy from me. All trade is bilateral. Well, to be more exact, and since we live in a country where a nebby uncle named Sam interferes in many trades, it is better to state that all free trade is bilateral.[1] In a modern economy, money facilitates exchange. So, typically, a good or service is exchanged for money, with both sides of the trade benefiting a priori. Of course, one side could end up regretting the trade,...
  • Chinese-Americans wooed by the GOP over anti-affirmative action in public universities.

    03/16/2014 4:15:22 PM PDT · by Bogie · 30 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/16/14 | Sharon Noguchi
    CUPERTINO -- Chinese-Americans were exhorted Sunday to redouble their opposition to the proposed California constitutional amendment that would reinstate affirmative action in public universities.
  • Readout of the President’s Call with President Putin; Statement by the Press Secretary on Ukraine

    03/16/2014 4:14:24 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    The White House ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Obama Press Office
    President Obama spoke this afternoon with President Putin of Russia. President Obama emphasized that the Crimean “referendum,” which violates the Ukrainian constitution and occurred under duress of Russian military intervention, would never be recognized by the United States and the international community. He emphasized that Russia’s actions were in violation of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and that, in coordination with our European partners, we are prepared to impose additional costs on Russia for its actions. President Obama underscored that there remains a clear path for resolving this crisis diplomatically, in a way that addresses the interests of both Russia...
  • Georgians Vote to Secede and Join Russia

    03/16/2014 4:13:07 PM PDT · by vg0va3 · 16 replies
    Free Republic Humor | 031614 | vg0va3
    Atlanta, GA- Voters throughout the state turned out in record numbers to vote for a referendum to secede from the United States and join Russia. What began when a Tifton resident and Russian decedent (Alexei Sverkunova Johnson) was involved in a bar fight at the 5th Inn Lounge and Wings Place in Tifton, GA two weeks ago has escalated into international incident. Learning of the attack in the Tifton Tribune on Mr. Johnson, Russia President Vladimir Putin immediately dispatched members of the Russian military to parachute into small South Georgia community and stand guard around Mr. Johnson’s home. Witnessing the...
  • Mitch Leigh, ‘Man of La Mancha’ Composer, Dies at 86

    03/16/2014 4:09:20 PM PDT · by Borges · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/16/2014 | Anita Gates
    One day in 1964, a New York advertising-jingle composer in his early 30s received an unlikely job offer. The composer, Mitch Leigh, the Brooklyn-born son of a Jewish furrier from Ukraine, had no theater experience to speak of. All he had ever done was compose incidental music for a couple of short-lived Broadway comedies — “Too True to Be Good” (1963) and “Never Live Over a Pretzel Factory” (1964). Now he was being asked to write the music for a new show that was going to try out at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. A few numbers...
  • Massive Support Claimed for Crimea Merger with Russia; Ukrainian Troops Given till Friday to Leave

    03/16/2014 3:56:59 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Sunday, March 16, 2014 | Matthew Schofield
    Even before residents of Crimea headed to the polls Sunday, Ukrainians and Russians knew the result of the vote would be to secede and join Russia. So, when results showed that in excess of 95 percent of the ballots favored joining Russia, it didn’t really turn any heads. What did, however, was news footage showing ranks of Russian tanks lining the road near Krech in eastern Crimea, apparently preparing to move, while other footage showed Ukrainian tanks moving to defend the border with Russia in the Donetsk district, on the eastern edge of the country. The prospect of a beefed...
  • Ex-El Al expert: Iran likely involved in MH 370

    03/16/2014 3:43:42 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 135 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | 16MAR2014 | Debra Kamin
    A former security chief for El Al believes that the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 points directly to Iran. Isaac Yeffet, who served as head of global security for Israel’s national carrier in the 1980s and now works as an aviation security consultant in New Jersey, said investigators were correct in honing in on the two fake-passport carrying Iranian passengers on the doomed flight, and they have wasted valuable time by exploring other leads. “What happened to this aircraft, nobody knows. My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved,” he said. “They hijacked...
  • Oklahoma Fox station accidentally cuts evolution scene from 'Cosmos'

    03/16/2014 3:36:51 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 13, 2014 | Meredith Blake
    On Sunday night, the premiere of the science documentary series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" on the Oklahoma City Fox affiliate KOKH was briefly interrupted by a local news promo. These things happen all the time on TV. Big deal, right? Well, it just so happens that host Neil deGrasse Tyson was referring to the theory of evolution just as the accidental preemption occurred. As first reported by the left-leaning website Raw Story, in the omitted portion, Tyson explained how "three and a half million years ago" humans "stood up and parted ways" from our biological "ancestors."
  • U.S. scrap copper trade fears defaults from China

    03/16/2014 3:36:31 PM PDT · by Sawdring · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mar 11, 2014 | JOSEPHINE MASON
    Reuters) - At least one U.S. scrap copper trader has suffered "large" losses after a buyer in China defaulted on a deal in the past week, one of the first signs that sinking prices and tightening credit are taking a toll on the physical market. The customer walked away from a deal that had been guaranteed by a letter of credit, said a market participant who was familiar with the matter, but withheld the identity of the companies involved to protect business relationships. China is the world's biggest copper consumer.
  • Russian Nationalists Riot, Maim and Kill Pro-Ukrainian Demonstrators in Donetsk

    03/16/2014 3:35:06 PM PDT · by No One Special · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 14, 2014 | Oleg Atbashian
    A mob of pro-Russian protesters savagely attacked a pro-Ukrainian rally with clubs, metal rods, rocks, tear gas, and smoke bombs, killing a 22-year-old local man and seriously injuring scores of others Thursday in Lenin Square in Donetsk, an industrial city in eastern Ukraine. According to witnesses, the pro-Ukrainian rally consisted mostly of local men and women, some with children, who came there after work to support the territorial integrity of Ukraine against Russia’s attempts to split the country. This angered a pro-Russian rally nearby, which held Russian flags and demanded that the coal-mining region be separated from Ukraine and joined...
  • Remember, Man, You Are Stardust

    03/16/2014 3:27:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 16, 2014 | Michael Baruzzini
    “A man can be a Christian to the end of the world, for the simple reason that a man could have been an Atheist from the beginning of it. … But why our human lot is made any more hopeless because we know the names of the worms who eat [man], or the names of all the parts of him that they eat, is to a thoughtful mind somewhat difficult to discover.” – G. K. Chesterton Cosmos is back on television again, in a reincarnated form hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson in place of the late Carl Sagan (host...
  • New York takes London’s crown as top financial center: survey

    03/16/2014 3:21:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:43pm EDT | Paul Sandle
    New York has knocked London from its position as the world’s leading global financial center after seven years, according to the Global Financial Centers Index compiled by London-based consultancy Z/Yen. London slipped from the top of the global rankings, scoring 784 against 786 for New York, because a series of own goals had tarnished its reputation, the report said. […] Hong Kong and Singapore took third and fourth spots respectively, the same as a year ago, the survey showed. But the gap between the “Big Four” and the chasing pack, led by Zürich, Tokyo and Seoul, was narrowing, it said....
  • U.S. urges North Korea to refrain from provocative actions

    03/16/2014 3:20:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/16/14 | Arshad Mohammed - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions following reports Pyongyang had fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula.
  • Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

    03/16/2014 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Baynative · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/15/14 | Kerry Picket
    The latest issue of Al-Qaeda's Inspire magazine contains an article about using car bombs in U.S. cities as well as abroad during election seasons, both presidential and congressional, as well as on Christmas and New Years Eve. The cities and areas listed in the piece include Washington, D.C., New York, Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
  • Los Gatos transgender woman speaks out on fight to compete in CrossFit competition

    03/16/2014 3:17:56 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 54 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 3/13/14 | Mark Emmons
    <p>Just like countless other exercise fanatics, Chloie Jonsson wanted to test herself in a CrossFit strength competition. The increasingly popular fitness events culminate each summer with the crowning of the "Fittest Man and Woman on Earth."</p> <p>But Jonsson, who is a transgender woman, was told she would have to register as a man.</p>
  • State TV says Russia could turn US to 'radioactive ash'

    03/16/2014 3:09:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 109 replies
    AFP ^ | 3/16/2014 | Stuart Williams
    A leading anchor on Russian state television on Sunday described Russia as the only country capable of turning the United States into "radioactive ash", in an incendiary comment at the height of tensions over the Crimea referendum. "Russia is the only country in the world realistically capable of turning the United States into radioactive ash," anchor Dmitry Kiselyov said on his weekly news show on state-controlled Rossiya 1 television. Kiselyov made the comment to support his argument that the United States and President Barack Obama were living in fear of Russia led by President Vladimir Putin amid the Ukraine crisis....
  • Abortion interrupted

    03/16/2014 3:05:11 PM PDT · by don-o · 7 replies
    Denver Catholic Register ^ | March 13, 2014 | Julie Filby
    A primary source for this story chose to remain anonymous to maintain her privacy. The Denver Catholic Register changed her name to “Kim” to accommodate her request. Kim, 32, was frantic when she left the Planned Parenthood clinic in Fort Collins Saturday afternoon. As soon as she took the first dose of the abortion pill, she knew she’d made a mistake. She pulled over in a nearby church parking lot. “I started trying to throw up right away,” she said, struggling to speak as she recalled the traumatic day last September when she was grappling with how to proceed with...
  • Supposed ‘Christian’ Dad Claims Gay Son is No Sinner

    03/16/2014 3:03:11 PM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 45 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | March 16, 2013 | JP
    Chris has a gay son. He neglected to mention that when I met him at a business event the week before last, when we talked a little politics, when he invited me to join him and his buds for their weekly golf game. All was amicable on the golf course. As it turned out, two of the guys were fellow conservatives. And two others happened to be members of my church. But things got twisted when our two foursomes sat down for post-round libations and conversation. That’s because Chris, a social liberal, an Obama-loving Democrat, insisted on talking politics. And...
  • "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" -–Tonight 'Rivers of Life' covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events

    03/16/2014 3:02:10 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 40 replies
    The Daily Galaxy ^ | March 16, 2014
    "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" --Tonight in 'Rivers of Life' Neil deGrasse Tyson Covers Evolution and Mass Extinction Events Tonight, the second of 13 episodes of "Cosmos- A SpaceTime Odessey" hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson airs at 9 pm tonight on Fox and at 10 pm Sunday night on the National Geographic channel. Tonight's episode is "The Rivers of Life" and covers evolution and natural selection processes that have made life on Earth as we know it today, and also covers mass extinction events such as asteroid impacts with our planet that have drastically altered the course and progress of...
  • Obama Administration Eyes New Obamacare Delay

    03/16/2014 2:59:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Heritage ^ | 3/14/14 | Marguerite Bowling
    Keeping up with the delays and extensions in Obamacare has become a new pastime for reporters. Now, they may have one more delay to add to their list. According to Kaiser Health News (and first reported by subscription-required InsideHealthPolicy), the Obama administration this week said it is considering a rule change that would relax the enforcement of the medical loss ratio (MLR) provision for health insurers. The MLR provision, which took effect in 2012, requires insurers in the individual and small-group markets to spend 80 percent of every insurance premium dollar (85 percent for insurers in the large-group market) on...
  • Egypt caught between Russia and Saudi Arabia

    03/16/2014 2:53:28 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 7 replies
    Egypt Pulse ^ | 03/10/2014 | Mahmoud Salem
    To say that relations between Russia and Saudi Arabia lately have been uneasy would be an understatement. Russia has been fuming for a while over what it perceives to be Saudi financing of Islamist terrorists in Russia, and Saudi Arabia in turn has been furious over Russia's continued support for Iran and Syria... Egypt, in terms of foreign policy, faces a unique conundrum: Its interim government needs Saudi and Gulf money to survive on a monthly basis, while its military is publically cozying up to Putin Russia has not sold Egypt any weapons, and most likely never will... This whole...