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  • North Korea observed moving mobile missiles (good weather today)

    09/13/2017 5:55:10 PM PDT · by cba123 · 13 replies
    Not a big deal, but I am reading reports that North Korea has been observed in the last 48 hours, moving mobile missile launchers. Just fyi.
  • NYC mayoral race 'between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican,' de Blasio says

    09/13/2017 5:53:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    AM New York ^ | September 13, 2017 | Laura Figueroa and Matthew Chayes
    The race for New York City mayor kicked off in earnest Wednesday, as incumbent Mayor Bill de Blasio, fresh off his Democratic primary victory, traded barbs with Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis at separate campaign events. De Blasio, who trounced a field of underdog primary rivals Tuesday by collecting 74 percent of the vote, addressed about two dozen supporters at his campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, where he called the upcoming general election a battle “between a progressive Democrat and a pro-Trump Republican.” Malliotakis, a state assemblywoman from Staten Island who voted for Donald Trump in the general election after endorsing Marco...
  • Planned Parenthood Doesn't Need Taxpayer Money [It's high time that Congress fulfills its promise]

    09/13/2017 5:47:37 PM PDT · by cmj328 · 11 replies
    March for Life ^ | September 11, 2017 | Tom McClusky
    So the question remains – why, when we have a self-proclaimed pro-life Congress and Administration, are hundreds of millions of government money still going to subsidize the largest abortion provider in the country? At the 2017 March for Life, Vice President Mike Pence said “this Administration will work with Congress to end taxpayer funding of abortion and abortion providers. And we will devote those resources to health care services for women across America.” It is high time that Congress lives up to its promise of defunding the nation’s largest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, and redirecting that money to real choices...
  • U.S. Judge Tells Christian Churches They Must Cover Abortion in Insurance Plan

    09/13/2017 5:43:56 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 37 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/11/17 | Fr. Mark Hodges
    SACRAMENTO, California, September 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) -- A federal judge told three Christian congregations in California that they have no case in wanting to opt out of the state’s requirement that they cover abortions through their health insurance plans. U.S. District Court Judge Kimberly Mueller upheld a 2014 requirement of the California Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) that all employers throughout the state must pay for abortion insurance for their employees. She told the three churches that they failed to state an adequate claim. The churches — Foothill Church in Glendora, Calvary Chapel Chino Hills in Chino, and The...
  • Pope Francis Questions Trump’s Pro-Life Values

    09/13/2017 5:23:48 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 41 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 9/11/17 | Claire Chretien
    September 11, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Pope Francis challenged President Trump on his pro-life views in a new interview, questioning whether Trump is actually pro-life because of his immigration stances. Aboard the papal plane on September 10, Pope Francis criticized the U.S. president over his plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA allows children of illegal immigrants who were illegally brought into the country to remain and apply for work permits. "I have heard the President of the United States speak," said Pope Francis as translated and reported by the National Catholic Reporter. "He presents himself...
  • South Park Is Returning, and Their First Target Is Tiki Torch Bearing White Supremacists

    09/13/2017 5:21:04 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Redstate ^ | September 13, 2017
    When the world gets crazy, South Park usually makes good sense of it through its satirical wit and no holds barred comedy, and South Park creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker have a lot to talk about for their 21st season. And first up on the chopping block is the tiki torch carrying, Confederate flag waving mob seen in Charlotesville according to the trailer for the first episode titled “White People Renovating Houses.” “Protestors armed with tiki torches and confederate flags take to the streets of South Park. Randy comes to grips with what it means to be white in today’s society,” reads the...
  • Missouri state lawmaker who said she hopes Trump 'is assassinated' receives formal reprimand

    09/13/2017 5:17:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 13, 2017 | Naomi Lim
    The Democratic Missouri lawmaker who said on social media she hoped President Trump would be assassinated was publicly censured by the state's Republican-led Senate Wednesday. "Again, I apologize for the Facebook posting," Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal said in a statement released to local media after the reprimand measure passed the Missouri Senate 28-2. "However, I have made it clear that I will not resign. The voters of my district elected me to represent them. I will work tirelessly for the remainder of my elected term to bring about positive change for my constituents and all Missourians." The same legislative body failed...
  • Australia Gay Marriage Debate Highlights Church Divisions

    As Australia prepares for a contentious postal vote on legalising gay marriage, fierce divisions have emerged within the church, with many Christians disregarding traditional religious views as outdated. Although attitudes to same-sex marriage vary across denominations and congregations -- and even between the pulpit and the pews -- many Australians view the church as the greatest source of resistance to such unions. "I think it is really bad news for the church that it is seen as taking this exclusive, judgemental, unloving stance toward a significant part of the Australian community," Reverend Margaret Mayman, minister of the Pitt Street Uniting...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Pope Francis: Forbidden Question

    09/13/2017 5:13:58 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Gloria TV ^ | September 13, 2017 | Gloria TV
    After Dubia Cardinal Carlo Caffarra's death on the first day of the Apostolic Journey to Colombia, Pope Francis let the journalists, who accompanied him, know, that he would not accept any question regarding Caffarra during the press conference in the plane on his way back to Rome. The Italian blog Anonimi della Croce writes, that Francis was afraid of the question why he did not answer the doubts ("dubia") of the four Cardinals concerning his controversial document Amoris Laetitia.
  • DOJ Bars Senate Intel Committee From Interviewing FBI Officials on Comey Firing

    09/13/2017 5:02:13 PM PDT · by Kalamata · 89 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 13, 2017 | Martiin Brodel
    Original source link: DOJ Bars Senate Intel Committee From Interviewing FBI Officials on Comey Firing
  • Belgian Brothers of Charity Defy Vatican Over Euthanasia

    09/13/2017 4:59:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 9/12/17 | Staff Reporter
    The group has refused to reverse its decision to allow euthanasia in its hospitalsThe Belgian Brothers of Charity have defied the Pope and announced they will continue offering euthanasia at their hospitals despite being ordered to stop. The group said in a statement that it “continues to stand by its vision statement on euthanasia for mental suffering in a non-terminal situation” and that they “emphatically believe” the practice is compatible with Catholic teaching. The group also claimed the decision had “come about starting from the Christian frame of thought” and that they “always take into account the shifts and evolutions...
  • Theologian: Tampering With Humanae Vitae Could Cause Untold Damage

    09/13/2017 4:56:04 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 13 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/12/17 | Edward Pentin
    Father George Woodall warns against calling into question the Church’s ban on artificial contraception as some senior Church leaders look to soften the teaching of the encyclical which turns 50 next year.Any papal decision that calls into question the Church’s ban on artificial contraception either expressly or implicitly would do “untold damage to the Church’s magisterium,” a moral theologian has warned. Father George Woodall, who teaches moral theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum in Rome, also said he was concerned that a commission tasked with examining the process of writing Blessed Paul VI’s encyclical Humanae vitae would provoke “serious...
  • Switzerland may hold referendum on banning burka..campaigners collected signatures to force a vote

    09/13/2017 4:54:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 3 replies
    Swiss officials must now look over the signatures to ensure they are all genuine and, if everything is found to be in order, the country will be given a chance to vote. The issue has been argued over in Swiss society for many years, with the senate rejecting a draft bill on the topic in March after the lower house gave it approval.
  • A 2,000-year-old murder leads to an illicit burial in the heart of the West Bank

    09/13/2017 4:52:37 PM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 12, 2017 | Amanda Borschel-Dan
    When archaeologists said 7 women and a youth found in caves were slain by Romans during the Great Revolt, settlers secretly stepped in to illegally pay their last respects It was a secret, illegal burial, planned and carried out by a Jewish Temple Mount activist who decades ago sat in jail for planning to blow up the Dome of the Rock. But the story of the seven women and one youth who were buried in the Jewish settlement of Ofra on February 6, 2017, is even more dramatic. In the course of an archaeological dig in a cave complex at...
  • Politico: Democrats Panicked by Teflon Don

    09/13/2017 4:50:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | September 13, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There is a story today in The Politico. “Teflon Don Confounds Democrats — Democrats have attacked the president every which way, but polling and focus groups show none of it’s working.” None of it! In addition, Rasmussen has just come out with a poll. I printed it out here (shuffling paper) and guess what? A majority, most voters… Not Trump supporters; they’re in this, but this is a sample of most voters. “Most Voters Welcome Trump’s Outreach to Congressional Democrats.” Now, the conventional wisdom is that Trump’s hurting himself, that Trump’s base, who are they? If you believe the...
  • "Homemade Wanderlust" And Her Video "THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation"

    09/13/2017 4:45:25 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 28, 2017 | Homemade Wanderlust
    Take a break for 19 minutes and 40 seconds, and look at what you could be doing. And I recommend after you click on the link below, you select 1080p and full screen. THE AMAZING HIGH SIERRA | Compilation
  • Stephen's Testimony: the "Error" of 75 Souls, and of Shechem

    09/13/2017 4:41:18 PM PDT · by Ezekiel · 3 replies
    Bible | September 13, 2017 | Ezekiel
    Stephen's Testimony: the "Error" of 75 Souls, and of Shechem Acts chapters 6-7. Stephen is brought before the council, whose members were presumably going to listen to his testimony. He began speaking in verse 2, starting off with a history lesson. He continued on: 13 And at the second time Joseph was made known to his brethren; and Joseph's kindred was made known unto Pharaoh. 14 Then sent Joseph, and called his father Jacob to him, and all his kindred, threescore and fifteen souls. 15 So Jacob went down into Egypt, and died, he, and our fathers, 16 And were...
  • Humanae Vitae Comes Under Fire

    09/13/2017 4:34:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 9/11/17 | Edward Pentin
    COMMENTARY: Recent developments in Rome indicate a campaign is underway to challenge the encyclical’s prohibition against artificial contraception.VATICAN CITY — Half way through the first synod on the family, when it was becoming clear that heterodox agendas were being pursued in heavy-handed and deceptive ways, a well-respected Church figure took me aside at a reception with a pained expression on her face. “Of course, you realize this is all about Humanae Vitae,” she said. “That’s what I think they’re after. That is their goal.” What she meant was that the many dissenters of Blessed Paul VI’s 1968 encyclical wanted the...
  • Safety concerns spur more black women in Chicago to receive concealed-carry gun permits

    09/13/2017 4:29:40 PM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-13-17 | Yuliana Romanyshyn
    At first glance, nothing differentiates Vernetta Robinzine from passers-by in the Beverly neighborhood on Chicago's Far South Side. On a recent evening, like most people on a workday, she donned business casual attire with a loose, bright blouse. But her daily wardrobe includes something unseen that gives her confidence. Robinzine, 51, is a gun owner with a concealed carry license. Since she received her permit in late spring, she carries her firearm wherever she goes. ADVERTISING "It's like a part of me now," Robinzine said with the smile. Data show Robinzine is part of a burgeoning group in Cook County:...
  • Bones attributed to St Peter found by chance in 1,000-year-old church in Rome

    09/13/2017 4:29:01 PM PDT · by rwa265 · 18 replies
    The Telegraph/MSN News ^ | 9/11/2017 | Nick Squires
    Bones attributed to St. Peter have been found by chance in a church in Rome during routine restoration work, 2,000 years after the apostle’s death. The relics of the saint, who is regarded as the first Pope, were found in clay pots in the 1,000-year-old Church of Santa Maria in Cappella in the district of Trastevere, a medieval warren of cobbled lanes on the banks of the Tiber River. The bones were discovered when a worker lifted up a large marble slab near the medieval altar of the church, which has been closed to the public for 35 years because...