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  • [Catholic Caucus] The Octave of the Epiphany (Gueranger)

    01/12/2018 9:28:43 PM PST · by CMRosary
    White Greater Double (privileged Octave Day) THE THOUGHTS of the Church today are fixed on the Baptism of our Lord in the Jordan, which is the second of the three Mysteries of the Epiphany. The Emmanuel manifested himself to the Magi after having shown himself to the Shepherds; but this manifestation was made within the narrow space of a stable at Bethlehem, and the world knew nothing of it. In the Mystery of the Jordan, Christ manifested himself with greater publicity. His coming is proclaimed by the Precursor; the crowd that is flocking to the river for Baptism is...
  • Speech that Made Trump President

    01/12/2018 9:20:05 PM PST · by SpaceBar · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | Nov 9, 2016 | Trollitics (youtube)
    Speech that Made Trump President A gotta-see inspiration vid. I got goosebumps. Time 5:37
  • How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

    01/12/2018 9:15:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 130 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook. Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy? In July of 2015, in just a week, the Right Wing News Facebook page reached 133 million people. Because conservatives were sharing content they were interested in, little ol’ Right Wing News (well, I guess nearly 3.6 million Facebook likes isn’t so little) was driving the...
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD JAN. 12, 2018

    01/12/2018 9:09:30 PM PST · by greeneyes · 41 replies
    freerepublic | JAN. 12, 2018 | greeenyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • The House GOP immigration bill is big business populism

    01/12/2018 9:07:48 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 13, 2018 | Ryan Girdusky
    On Wednesday, Republicans unveiled a House immigration proposal that was endorsed within hours by the White House. The plan is a mix of parts of President Trump’s populist agenda with visa expansions to big business and agricultural lobbyists. Overall, it's a good plan, but it wouldn’t help working-class voters that make up Trump’s base as much as he promised. The Securing America’s Future Act gives Trump supporters basically everything they want on border enforcement, including a border wall, 5,000 new U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agents, a biometric exit-entry system, and advanced border technology, including drones. In addition, it will...
  • Actress Jessica Falkhort Still Alive After Life Support Turned Off

    01/12/2018 8:55:02 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The West Australian ^ | Friday, 12 January 2018
    Jessica Falkholt continues to cling to life in hospital more than a day after her life support was turned off following a horrific car crash on the NSW south coast. The Home and Away actor and her younger sister Annabelle were pulled from the fiery wreckage of their car near Ulladulla on Boxing Day but her parents Lars and Vivian died at the scene. Annabelle, 21, died from her injuries three days after the head-on crash and Jessica has been in a critical condition in St George Hospital. The hospital on Friday confirmed her life support had been switched off....
  • A Senior Republican Senator (Linda Gramnesty) Admonishes Trump: ‘American Is an Idea, Not a Race’

    01/12/2018 8:54:56 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | January 12, 2018 | Julie Hirschfield Davis
    WASHINGTON — It was just after President Trump had finished railing in the Oval Office against African immigrants he said came from “shithole countries” when a senior Republican senator, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who was there to negotiate a deal on immigration, spoke up.“America is an idea, not a race,” Mr. Graham said, according to three people familiar with the exchange on Thursday. Diversity was a strength, he said, not a weakness. And by the way, the senator added, he himself was a descendant of immigrants who came to the United States from “shithole countries with no skills.”Mr. Trump’s...
  • Australia: Backpackers Mistake Drug 'Devil's Breath' for Cocaine, Become Victims

    01/12/2018 8:49:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    International Business Times ^ | January 8, 2018 | Bhaswati Guha Majumder
    Recently a group of backpackers in Australia mistook a white substance for cocaine and went into hallucination to be forced into medical coma by hospital authorities soon. The backpackers received a package of a white powder with a piece of paper that said "Scoop", which is an indication to Hyoscine, which also known as scopolamine, reported The West Australian. All the victims, aged between 21 to 25, snorted the powder and within minutes they started experiencing the side effects of the drug, including seizures, paralysis and hallucinations. When one of their housemates who returned later to the place rushed them...
  • French Rafale Fighters Will Deploy Aboard An American Supercarrier This April

    01/12/2018 8:32:33 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 24 replies
    The Drive ^ | January 12, 2018 | By Tyler Rogoway
    Petty Officer 2nd Class Jon Dasb—U.S. Navy A number of Marine Nationale Rafale-M multi-role fighter jets and E-2C Hawkeye airborne early warning and control aircraft, along with 350 support personnel and aircrew, will deploy aboard the USS George H.W. Bush this Spring. Not only will the multi-national operation work to give Rafale-M aircrews much needed carrier qualifications—France's only carrier has been undergoing a mid-life refit—but it also aims to expand the two countries' abilities to operate fighter aircraft cooperatively from the sea for prolonged periods of time. Captain Jean-Emmanuel Roux de Luze, the French Naval Attaché to the U.S. Navy,...
  • Detroit Area Restaurant Selling $60 Tacos

    01/12/2018 8:23:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Fox2 ^ | JAN 12 2018
    A Metro Detroit eatery is doubling down on gourmet food with a $60 taco. That's right. A $60 taco can be yours at a Dearborn restaurant - as long as you call ahead. M Cantina on Michigan Avenue unveiled the pricey meal that isn't your standard beef and cheese taco. This expensive dish comes with wagyu beef, foie gras, caviar, and black truffles.
  • BREAKING!! HILLARY EMAIL FOUND SHOWING movements of CHRIS STEVENS to and at Benghzi!!!

    01/12/2018 8:19:29 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 76 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Jan 12, 2018 | WIKIPOLITICS
    Emails to Hillary's private server which would also be caught by the AWAN Pakistan IT Network and lilely forwarded to the ISI servers in Pakistan.
  • Expecting Mom Takes Hilarious Maternity Photos at Taco Bell

    01/12/2018 8:15:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 12, 2018 | JOI-MARIE MCKENZIE
    One expecting mother spent so much time in Taco Bell thanks to her pregnancy cravings that she knew exactly where she'd shoot her maternity photos. Kristin Johnston, who lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, posed at sunset in front of her local Taco Bell in a bright red floor-length gown and a string of pearls. Kristin Johnston, a mother of now two, took her maternity photos in front of her local Taco Bell in Atlanta, Georgia. The now-mother of two said she was inspired to have her maternity shoot there after looking up ideas on Pinterest, where she spotted an elderly...
  • FLASHBACK: That Time Obama Called Libya A ‘S**t Show’

    01/12/2018 8:14:31 PM PST · by tired&retired · 16 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Benny Johnson
    Following President Trump’s Thursday comments, it’s worth noting that former President Obama called the African country of Libya a “sh*@ show” just two years ago. The comments were recorded in an interview with The Atlantic. The wide-ranging interview was based on Obama’s foreign policy over his eight years in office. During one portion of the interview, Obama said described Libya as a “mess” to the interviewer but behind closed doors called the country a “sh*@ show.” The comments received little coverage when made public at the end of Obama’s term.
  • Graham: Illegal immigrants come to U.S. from "hellholes" [2013]

    01/12/2018 8:07:45 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 9, 2013, 1:47 PM | STEPHANIE CONDON
    Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., one of the "gang of eight" bipartisan senators who drafted the comprehensive immigration reform bill, attempted on Thursday to cast the immigration debate as an economic issue but ended up having to clarify that his remarks weren't meant as a slight to Mexico. "I don't know how many fences we have on our Canadian border," Graham said in a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting. "Why are we OK up there and not OK to the south?" It's "the tale of two borders," Graham continued. "Why is one a problem and the other is not? Because Canada is...
  • Nunes charges 'abuse' of government surveillance by FBI and Justice officials

    01/12/2018 7:58:37 PM PST · by hotsteppa · 22 replies
    House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes told Republican colleagues in two closed-door meetings this week he has seen evidence that shows clear "abuse" of government surveillance programs by FBI and Justice Department officials, according to three sources familiar with the conversations, raising more questions about whether the controversial anti-Trump dossier was used by the Obama administration to authorize surveillance of advisers to President Trump.
  • The Ultimate Lie...war on the saints pt 6

    And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in...
  • Mark Levin: In 2013, Lindsey Graham calls Mexico and other countries south of the border "hellholes"

    01/12/2018 7:53:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    Mark Levin Twitter ^ | January 12, 2018 | Mark Levin
    Mark R. Levin ‏ Verified account @marklevinshow 2h2 hours ago In 2013, Lindsey Graham calls Mexico and other countries south of the border "hellholes"
  • Keanu Reeves to produce and appear in John Wick spin-off series on Starz

    01/12/2018 7:38:23 PM PST · by Teflonic · 47 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/18 | Cassie Carpenter
    John Wick: Chapter 3 doesn't hit theaters until 2019, but fans can catch Keanu Reeves' ex-hitman in Starz's small-screen spin-off of the successful franchise called The Continental. 'You can expect to see him at some point of the series,' Starz programming head Carmi Zlotnik said Friday at the TCA winter press tour - according to Deadline. The evergreen 53-year-old will also executive produce the show centered around the Continental Hotel, the JW unverse's refuge for Los Angeles' criminal underworld. Producer-writer Chris Collins (Sons of Anarchy, The Wire, The Man in the High Castle) pens The Continental and serves as showrunner....
  • AFL-CIO Names Julie Greene to Lead Labor Campaign Efforts

    01/12/2018 7:26:39 PM PST · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | January 11, 2018 | AFL-CIO
    Experienced campaign operative to lead national and political engagement (Washington, D.C., Thursday, January 11) — The AFL-CIO announced today that starting Feb. 1, Julie Greene will head its Mobilization Hub, which leads the federation’s grassroots operation, including engaging state and local bodies in campaigns to support political candidates that stand with working people at all levels of government. She also will work directly with the labor federation’s affiliated unions to coordinate and support their campaign efforts as well as member engagement. “We are excited to have Julie at the forefront of our campaign efforts to win for working families,” said...
  • Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

    01/12/2018 7:24:31 PM PST · by Wally_Kalbacken · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 January 2018 | By Anggy Polanco and Francisco Aguilar
    SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country. An opposition lawmaker from Merida, Carlos Paparoni, said four people had died and 10 were injured in the chaos over the last two days, but he did not specify the circumstances. Four years of recession and the world's highest inflation have plunged millions of Venezuelans into poverty, and President Nicolas Maduro's authoritarian socialist regime faces mounting...