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  • An American Madness

    10/06/2017 8:48:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Mona Charen
    All countries have mental illness, but its expression differs dramatically by culture. Historically, in Southeast Asia, men whose minds were coming unglued displayed symptoms of wild, uncontrolled violence. It was called "amok" and entered our language as "running amok." In the Middle East, the afflicted showed symptoms called "zar" -- inappropriate outbursts of laughing, singing and screaming. In 19th century Europe, women had "hysterical" blindness and unexplained paralysis. In 20th century America, young people suffering from anorexia starved themselves to death in the belief that they were obese. Our culture, for complex reasons, has given rise to a new expression...
  • Tillerson Summoned to White House Amid Presidential Fury

    10/06/2017 8:47:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/06/2017 | CAROL E. LEE, KRISTEN WELKER, COURTNEY KUBE and ANDREA MITCHELL
    WASHINGTON — John Kelly, the White House chief of staff, abruptly scrapped plans to travel with President Donald Trump on Wednesday so he could try to contain his boss’s fury and manage the fallout from new revelations about tensions between the president and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, according to six senior administration officials. Kelly summoned Tillerson, and their ally Defense Secretary James Mattis, to the White House, where the three of them huddled to discuss a path forward, according to three administration officials. The White House downplayed Kelly's decision to stay in Washington, saying he did so to manage...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Beefs Up Armed Security While Telling Trump To Get Tough On Gun Control

    10/06/2017 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Morgana · 11 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | October 6, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Jimmy Kimmel Beefs Up Armed Security While Telling Trump To Get Tough On Gun Control
  • Lindsey Graham: After DACA, Bigger Amnesty, More Immigration

    10/06/2017 8:45:48 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | NEIL MUNRO
    GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham promised a group of younger illegal immigrants on Wednesday that Congress will amnesty 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and increase legal immigration numbers once it approves his “Dream Act” amnesty for younger illegals. “What will happen next is I think we’ll set down and deal with the rest of the 11 million,” he told a group of roughly 100 young “DACA” illegals at a Wednesday press conference organized by Mark Zuckerberg’s FWD.us pro-amnesty lobby group. He then promised more border security and workplace security so that voters will OK greater inflow of cheap...
  • What Did Trump Mean Last Night About “The Calm Before The Storm”?

    10/06/2017 8:45:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/06/2017 | AllahPundit
    My first thought when I watched this was “Buy gold.” My second thought was “Nah, he’s always saying goofy tough-guy stuff that doesn’t really mean anything.” Then I remembered that he basically threatened to nuke North Korea on Twitter five days ago.Now where am I going to put all this gold?This is most likely a comment about Iran and the looming decertification of the nuclear deal. There will be a political “storm” over that, of course, but read the fine print on what Trump has planned. He’s not tearing the deal up, exactly. He’s preparing to declare that it’s...
  • Hillary supporter Harvey Weinstein thinks a 'right wing conspiracy out to get me'

    10/06/2017 8:44:47 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 39 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 10/6/17 | By DANIEL BATES
    EXCLUSIVE: Hillary supporter Harvey Weinstein thinks a 'right wing conspiracy out to get me' is reason he has been revealed as serial sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein believes the revelations of inappropriate sexual behaviour against him are part of a right-wing 'conspiracy' to take him down Prominent Democratic supporter thinks shadowy forces 'are out to get me' and will target other Democrats next Echo of his close friend Hillary Clinton's claim is at the forefront of his mind, sources familiar with his thinking tell DailyMail.com New York Times revealed series of accounts of his conduct including Ashley Judd telling how he...
  • A Sobering Reminder on the Liturgy from the Book of Leviticus

    10/06/2017 8:44:35 AM PDT · by Salvation · 6 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 10-05-17 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    A Sobering Reminder on the Liturgy from the Book of Leviticus Msgr. Charles Pope • October 5, 2017 • There is a sobering passage in the Book of Leviticus that speaks to the need for priests to be faithful to the prescribed liturgical norms. While the offense described in this passage is complex, the main point is clear enough: The liturgy is revealed by God and is not the personal plaything of the priest or the congregation. Although some of the liturgical edicts of the Old Covenant have been fulfilled and are therefore no longer binding, only the Church,...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,"Open Line Fridays",M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,October 6,2017

    10/06/2017 8:31:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 14 replies
    The EIB Network | October 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon,MEGARushDoes"OpenLineFridays"DITTOS!
  • NYTimes ‘Conservative’ Columnist Bret Stephens: Repeal the Second Amendment

    10/06/2017 8:28:14 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Oct 2017 | AWR HAWKINS
    An October 5 New York Times op-ed by Bret Stephens calls for an all-out repeal of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He introduces the op-ed by claiming “more guns means more murder” and transitions from there to claim that guns were only used for “justifiable homicide” 268 times in 2015. He cites an FBI Extended Homicide Data Table for this figure but the table only tracks the number of times a private citizen shot and killed a felon during the commission of felony. Obviously a the number of times a private citizen justifiably shoots a felon is going...
  • Scoop: CIA director Pompeo considered to replace Tillerson

    10/06/2017 8:23:33 AM PDT · by be-baw · 51 replies
    Axios ^ | October 6, 2017 | Mike Allen, Jonathan Swan
    Trump advisers and allies are floating the idea of replacing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo, age 53 — someone who's already around the table in the Situation Room, and could make the switch without chaos. (snip) And yet, insiders say Trump's relationship with Tillerson is broken beyond repair. We're told Trump was furious that Tillerson didn't try to blunt the story about him calling the president a "moron," by just going out and denying it (whether or not it actually occurred). After what Trump considered a strong trip to Vegas, he seethed when he got...
  • Statement by the President [Obama] on the Release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl - 2014

    10/06/2017 8:21:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Obama White House Archives ^ | May 31, 2014 | Barack Hussein Obama
    THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. This morning, I called Bob and Jani Bergdahl and told them that after nearly five years in captivity, their son, Bowe, is coming home. Sergeant Bergdahl has missed birthdays and holidays and the simple moments with family and friends, which all of us take for granted. But while Bowe was gone he was never forgotten. His parents thought about him and prayed for him every single day, as did his sister, Sky, who prayed for his safe return. He wasn’t forgotten by his community in Idaho, or the military, which rallied to support the Bergdahls...
  • Jimmy Kimmel is the perfect avatar for the clueless, emotion-driven liberal

    10/06/2017 8:20:44 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Late night comedian Jimmy Kimmel is a genuinely funny guy, and was until recently a funny and a likeable guy — which explains a lot of his success. But he has recently forayed into politics and more importantly, national policy on some major issues — things that don’t easily lend themselves to humor, proven by even his lack of humor monologuing on those issues. They’re issues that are easy to skim the surface on and get badly wrong. This, Kimmel has done. This turn toward Democratic shill — seriously, using direct talking points from Senate Democratic Minority Leader Chuck Schumer...
  • Bergdahl expected to plead guilty, avoid trial

    10/06/2017 8:17:46 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 10/6/17 | Josh Lederman & Lolita Baldor
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said. Bergdahl’s decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with difficult questions of loyalty, negotiating with hostage takers and America’s commitment not to leave its troops behind. President Donald Trump has called Bergdahl a “no-good traitor” who “should have been executed.” The decision by the 31-year-old Idaho...
  • California becomes 'sanctuary state' as Gov. Brown defies Trump administration

    10/06/2017 8:16:08 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/6/2017 | Not Specified
    California became a “sanctuary state” on Thursday as Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation protecting illegal immigrants in defiance of the Trump administration. The bill, approved by the state’s legislature last month, bars police from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities in most cases starting Jan. 1. California is home to an estimated 2.3 million illegal immigrants. In a written statement, Brown stressed that the law would not prohibit federal immigration officials from doing their jobs and would allow sheriffs to grant federal agents access to jails. But he said it prevents the...
  • Hörmann, LLC To Establish Facility In White County (200 jobs in Tennessee)

    10/06/2017 8:09:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | October 5, 2017
    Hörmann, LLC officials announced Thursday that the company will invest nearly $64 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Sparta. Hörmann plans to create approximately 200 new jobs at the new operation in White County. “We are constantly trying to attract world-class companies like Hörmann to Tennessee,” Governor Bill Haslam said. “Hörmann’s investment in White County underscores the confidence global businesses have in Tennessee’s skilled workforce and business-friendly environment. I’d like to thank Hörmann for creating 200 well-paying jobs in the Upper Cumberland and bringing us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for...
  • Viewership through Week 4 shows just about everyone is mad at the NFL (Deep look at Viewership)

    10/06/2017 8:09:03 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 50 replies
    awfulannouncing.com ^ | Oct 6, 2017 | Jason Clinkscales
    It seems like everyone is mad at the NFL, whether you are young and old, male or female, and just about any ethnic identity you could think of. Pick a reason – game quality, protests during the national anthem, support for exiled quarterbacks, support for the President – and it will likely be used as someone’s cause for tuning away from the league this season.Because we’re all just grasping at straws a bit, it’s important to get an honest look at the NFL’s television viewership through the first four full weeks of this season, to go beyond P.R. puffery and...
  • Here are all the victims of the Las Vegas shooting

    10/06/2017 8:07:33 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    MSN USAToday ^ | October 6, 2017
    According to rules only link & Title. There are some photos & stories on victims.
  • Democrats remain stalwart supporters of Israel

    10/06/2017 8:03:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 42 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | October 4, 2017 | Ron Klein
    Bernie Sanders doesn't represent Democrats on the issue of support for Israel. Ever since president Harry Truman officially recognized the State of Israel on May 14, 1948, just 11 minutes after David Ben-Gurion proclaimed its independence, Democrats and the Democratic Party have supported the Jewish state. The Democratic Party always has had a special relationship with the Jewish People and the State of Israel. That strong bond remains unbreakable to this day. However, some question our strong support for the world’s only Jewish state. Senator Bernie Sanders has embraced a discussion of policies on US aid to Israel long advocated...
  • Bergdal to Confess to Desertion and Misbehavior

    10/06/2017 8:02:38 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    Fox news LIVE NO LINK ^ | 10/6/17 | Fox news no link
    Just announced on Fox News.
  • 75 Percent Of Honey Samples Had Key Pesticide

    10/06/2017 8:02:25 AM PDT · by ptsal · 30 replies
    KLOVE ^ | Oct 05, 2017 | Seth Borenstein
    **snip**Bees and other pollinators have been on the decline for more than a decade and experts blame a combination of factors: neonics, parasites, disease, climate change and lack of a diverse food supply. Honeybees don't just make honey; about one-third of the human diet comes from plants that are pollinated by the insects. Bees pick up the pesticide when they feed on fields grown from treated seeds. **snip**"What this shows is the magnitude of the contamination," said study lead author Edward Mitchell, a biology professor at the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland, adding that there are "relatively few places where...