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  • The Agonizing Ordeal of Eugene Peterson — You Might Be Next

    07/17/2017 10:40:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 48 replies
    Al Mohler ^ | 7/17/2017 | Al Mohler
    Those who have fled for security to the house of evasion must know that the structure has crumbled. It always does.Was he against it, before he was for it? Is he really against it now? The ordeal experienced last week by popular author Eugene Peterson was agonizing to observe, largely self-inflicted, and virtually inevitable. You should pay close attention to it, for you might very well be next. The ordeal began with Peterson, one of the most influential authors among evangelical pastors, responding to two straightforward questions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage. Jonathan Merritt of Religion News Service referenced homosexuality...
  • Watchdog group to release Mar-a-Lago visitor logs

    07/17/2017 10:40:06 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/17/2017 | S.A. Miller
    <p>Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has won a court challenge demanding visitor logs to President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida, and the watchdog group vowed Monday to publish the logs.</p> <p>“The public deserves to know who is coming to meet with the president and his staff,” said CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder. “We are glad that as a result of this case, this information will become public for meetings at his his personal residences — but it needs to be public for meetings at the White House as well.”</p>
  • Appellate Court Rules Government Officials Opening Meetings With Prayer Is Unconstitutional

    07/17/2017 10:28:24 AM PDT · by detective · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Penny Starr
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a 10-5 decision on Friday ruling that Rowan County, N.C., county commissioners cannot begin official sessions with prayer, the First Liberty Institute announced following the decision. First Liberty represents the county and expressed disappointment that the court ignored precedent in the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece v. Galloway decision that deemed an opening prayer for legislative bodies acceptable under the Constitution. “While we are disappointed in the Fourth Circuit’s decision to ban invocations before legislative meetings contrary to Supreme Court precedent, we are encouraged that the split in the vote...
  • Homeland Security to allow 15,000 more visas for seasonal workers

    07/17/2017 10:28:17 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rafael Bernal
    The Department of Homeland Security announced Monday it would expand the number of temporary visas granted this year for workers in seasonal non-agricultural industries like tourism. In a statement, DHS said Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly had consulted with Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and determined there were not enough “qualified and willing U.S. workers” to fill the needs of businesses. “Congress gave me the discretionary authority to provide temporary relief to American businesses in danger of suffering irreparable harm due to a lack of available temporary workers,” Kelly said in a statement. “As a demonstration of the administration’s commitment...
  • Trumpcare v. Obamacare: NOT Life or Death

    07/17/2017 10:17:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | July 17, 2017 | Bryan Crabtree
    “Two-hundred thousand people are going to die” If we pass the Republicans' Senate healthcare bill. Those words came from Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez last week. Truthfully, it has been decades since Americans died because they lacked access to healthcare. In 2009, the sales-pitch for passing The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was that families and individuals with pre-existing conditions shouldn't have to go bankrupt after an emergency room visit, bout with cancer or heart attack. We've made quite a journey from the sales pitch of financial implications to the assertion that a lack of health insurance results in death....
  • Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. [XVII]

    Woo hoo!! Please keep those donations coming in, folks. Let's keep this FReepathon moving. Drain the swamp and Make America Great Again!! Prayers up for continuing progress and success. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the...
  • Megyn Kelly Sinks To New Ratings Low Amid Reports She Is “Really Worried” About Her Future At NBC

    07/17/2017 10:06:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 107 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Joshua Caplan
    Things are not going well for Megyn Kelly. The NBC host’s show “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” has sunk to a new ratings low. Variety reports: Earlier in the night at 7 p.m. on NBC, “Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly” drew a 0.4 rating and 3.1 million viewers, the newsmagazine’s lowest total viewer number since it debuted at the beginning of June. Kelly also matched a series low in the key demo. For CBS, a new episode of “Big Brother” (1.8, 6 million) was even with last week’s Sunday airing. “Candy Crush” aired at 9 p.m., followed by a repeat...
  • McCain's blood clot may be more significant than first thought

    07/17/2017 10:03:25 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | July 17, 2017 | Debra Goldschmidt
    "It's a significant operation," he said, adding that general anesthesia was used and "there was obviously an abnormality that was concerning enough for him to go through this." Gupta prefers to refer to the clot as an "abnormality" because lab results are still pending and, "it's a pretty significant size of compression on that part of the brain."
  • SteynPost #18: The Biggest Issue of our Time (deathbed demography)video

    07/17/2017 10:00:10 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 17 replies
    Mark Steyn via YouTube ^ | July 17, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    Longtime Steyn readers will be familiar with the demographic thesis of his 2006 international bestseller America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It. Almost the entire developed world is mired in deathbed demography from which no functioning society has ever recovered. Mark's book was a big success a decade ago. But it is a melancholy fact that most people in the western world remain entirely unaware of this remorseless arithmetic or its likely consequences. So this brand new SteynPost is a kind of primer on demographic trends, and where they lead.
  • Dershowitz on Trump Jr Meeting: ‘A Candidate Has the Right to Get Information From Whatever Source’

    07/17/2017 9:59:16 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Trent Baker
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz defended President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., for meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to do opposition research. According to Dershowitz, there is nothing wrong with a candidate getting information on his opponent from any type of source. “If it were to be prosecuted, the First Amendment would trump. A candidate has the right to get information from whatever source the information comes,” he argued.
  • Bernstein on Trump-Russia Collusion: ‘We Are in the Midst of a Cold Civil War in This Country’

    07/17/2017 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” journalist and network contributor Carl Bernstein said the difference between the investigations into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and the Watergate era was the country is “in the midst of a cold civil war.” Bernstein said, “The difference between Watergate and now, one of the big differences is that we are in the midst of a cold civil war in this country, a political and cultural civil war.” He added that Fox news has created, “a different media universe,” that is “a caldron taking place in this hot house of political debate in which...
  • Border Patrol union chief praises 'miraculous' drop in illegal immigration under Trump

    07/17/2017 9:47:39 AM PDT · by SanchoP · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jul 17, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    The significant downturn in the number of illegal border crossers between the U.S. and Mexico is "nothing short of miraculous," National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd said on C-SPAN Monday. "As far as the Trump administration's efforts on immigration, this is something they campaigned heavily on," he said. "At six months, where we are on meeting those promises, we are seeing nothing short of miraculous. If you look at the rhetoric that President Trump has given, it has caused a number of illegal border crossings to go down. We have never seen such a drop that we currently have."...
  • American Airlines insists farty passenger wasn’t cause of emergency...Huh?

    07/17/2017 9:44:45 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 67 replies
    NewYork Post ^ | 07/17/17 | Yaron Steinbuch
    American Airlines faced a big stink aboard one of its flights – but the airline insisted Monday that claims of a gassy passenger are a bunch of hot air. The Sunday afternoon flight from Charlotte, NC, landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where airport officials initially said a passenger “passed gas,” WNCN reported. The station reported Sunday that the passengers were removed after experiencing nausea and headaches from the noxious fumes. But airline and airport officials blew off reports of severe flatulence Monday, telling The Post that the plane was not evacuated during a “medical call” after a mechanical issue aboard....
  • [Catholic Caucus] The Plan Of “Reinterpretation” For Humanae Vitae

    07/17/2017 9:41:29 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Catholic Citizen of Illinois ^ | June 14, 2017 | Roberto de Mattei
    It will be Monsignor Gilfredo Marengo, Professor at John Paul II Pontifical Institute, the coordinator of the commission nominated by Pope Francis to “re-interpret” the encyclical Humanć Vitć by Paul VI, in the light of Amoris laetitia, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the former’s promulgation, which falls next year. The initial rumors of the existence of this commission, still secret, reported by Vatican reporter Marco Tosatti, were of a sound source. We can confirm that there is a commission, made up of Monsignor Pierangelo Sequeri, Head of the John Paul II Pontifical Institute, Professor Philippe Chenaux, Lecturer...
  • Winnie the Pooh censored in China

    07/17/2017 9:39:52 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/17/17 | BBC
    Winnie the Pooh has been censored on Chinese social media. People who comment on the site Weibo with "Little Bear Winnie" - Pooh's Chinese name - are given an error message, while GIFs of the character have been removed from the app WeChat. No official reason has been given, but the bear has frequently been compared to the country's president, Xi Jinping.
  • Canceled $30K wedding becomes dinner for Indiana homeless

    07/17/2017 9:38:04 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 18 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 7/16/2017 | Staff
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana woman didn't want her canceled $30,000 wedding to go to waste, so she threw a dinner party for the homeless. A bus pulled up to the swanky event center on Saturday that Sarah Cummins had booked for the reception in Carmel, a suburb north of Indianapolis. About a dozen veterans from a local organization were among the guests who dined on bourbon-glazed meatballs, roasted garlic bruschetta and wedding cake. Cummins told the Indianapolis Star that she and her fiance called off the wedding a week ago. She declined to give a reason, but she said...
  • New Peer-Reviewed Research Calls Global Warming Data 'Not a Valid Representation of Reality'

    07/17/2017 9:36:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07/17/2017 | Rick Moran
    A new report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data generated by NASA and the NOAA found that it's complete bunk.The paper was peer-reviewed by some notable scientists with some pretty impressive credentials who agree with the report's conclusions. Among them: Dr. Alan Carlin, Retired Senior Analyst and manager, US Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.; Author, Environmentalism Gone Mad, Stairway Press, 2015; Ph.D., Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; BS, Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. Dr. Harold H. Doiron, Retired VP-Engineering Analysis and Test Division, InDyne, Inc.; Ex-NASA JSC, Aerospace Consultant; B.S. Physics, University of Louisiana...
  • Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard 'concerned' lawyer representing terminally-ill...

    07/17/2017 9:34:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Daily Record co uk ^ | July 17, 2017 | Karen RockettLucy Clarke-Billings
    FULL TITLE: Parents of sick baby Charlie Gard 'concerned' lawyer representing terminally-ill son is head of euthanasia charity The parents of terminally-ill baby Charlie Gard are concerned the lawyer appointed to represent their child heads a euthanasia charity, reports claim. Victoria Butler-Cole, who speaks on Charlie's behalf in court, is chairman of Compassion in Dying, a sister organisation to Dignity in Dying. The organisation campaigns for change in the law to make assisted dying legal in the UK. Dignity in Dying used to be called the Voluntary Euthanasia Society. The two charities share the same chief executive and media team...
  • Ten Hours of "A Soalin'" - music video, by Yours Truly

    07/17/2017 9:29:58 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 7/17/17 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg" (performance)
    Produced at the request of Lazamataz, this is exactly what it says in the title: A 10 hour loop of my instrumental cover of "A Soalin'." Enjoy! (And enjoy, and enjoy, and enjoy...)
  • Are You Ready For Senator Caitlyn Jenner?

    07/17/2017 9:29:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/17/2017 | AllahPundit
    You scoff now, but you’ll feel differently in 2019 when Trump and McConnell enact sweeping entitlement reform with the barest majority. Deciding votes: Senator Jenner of California and Senator Rock of Michigan.I can’t decide if Jenner would be better off running for the House than for Senate or if a statewide run is realistically her only play. Fun fact: In the past 25 years, only one Republican has topped so much as 43 percent in a Senate race in California. That was Arianna Huffington’s husband, Michael, who in 1994 spent the most money on a non-presidential race in American...