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  • Dreamers Threaten Congress, We’ll Leave the United States if No DACA Deal Is Reached

    02/09/2018 12:02:26 PM PST · by Cheerio · 126 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | February 9, 2018 | Benjamin Arie
    It might be the worst “Mexican standoff” in history. As the deadline to renew the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program approaches, some illegal immigrants are issuing a bizarre ultimatum: Pass a deal to extend DACA, or else… we’ll leave the country. Which is, of course, exactly what the law says anyway. “Dreamers” have already been living in the country illegally for years, but now apparently think that threatening to leave will somehow motivate Congress to give them what they want. If a DACA extension isn’t passed, “I will leave. I will leave America as soon as possible,” illegal alien...
  • Trump prefers oral report to reading daily intel briefing: report

    02/09/2018 11:51:59 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 9, 2018 | JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    President Trump is declining to read his daily brief and is instead having officials orally brief him on certain issues, The Washington Post reported Friday. Trump is breaking with precedent set by seven past presidents in choosing to rarely read the daily briefing, which includes what officials have deemed to be the most important U.S. intelligence from hot spots around the globe. Reading the report is not Trump's chosen "style of learning," one source told The Post.
  • L.L. Bean Scraps Legendary Lifetime Return Policy

    02/09/2018 11:48:57 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 54 replies
    NPR ^ | February 9, 2018 | AMITA KELLY
    L.L. Bean's outdoor gear — including its signature Bean Boots prized by campers and hipsters alike — is no longer guaranteed for life. In a letter to customers Friday morning, the company said it has updated its return policy to give customers one year to return purchases, with a receipt. The previous lifetime guarantee, which enabled customers to return products years — or even decades — after purchase, has long been a selling point for the company.
  • Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge

    02/09/2018 11:46:16 AM PST · by fishtank · 78 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge
    Creation vs Evolution: The Bombardier Beetle Challenge February 8, 2018 | David F. Coppedge Bombardier beetles made the news again this week. Creation scientists have long used them to challenge evolutionary theory. Can the Darwinians fight back? Watch a funny video on National Geographic of a barfing toad. The toad made the mistake of sneaking up on a bombardier beetle and snatching it with its tongue before the beetle could fire its weapons. It’s not hard to imagine what happened inside the toad’s stomach, because a few minutes later, the toad gags and vomits out the beetle, practically turning its...
  • Gulf Coast Shipping Boom: U.S. Oil Exports Pour Into Worldwide Markets

    02/09/2018 11:44:21 AM PST · by Oatka · 22 replies
    Reuters via gCaptain ^ | Catherine Ngai, Libby George and Florence Tan
    [Reuters] In the two years since Washington lifted a 40-year ban on oil exports, tankers filled with U.S. crude have landed in more than 30 countries, ranging from massive economies like China and India to tiny Togo. The repeal has unleashed a flood of U.S. shale oil, undercutting global crude prices, eroding the clout of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and seizing market share from many of its member countries.
  • Trump, Kim Jong Un impersonators call for peace at Olympics

    02/09/2018 11:37:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/09/2018 | BY JACQUELINE THOMSEN
    Impersonators of President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un attended the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in South Korea in a call for peace between the U.S. and North Korea. The two impersonators were spotted at the ceremony, with the man taking on Trump wearing a “USA” hat. The Kim impersonator told Reuters that the two men decided to appear together in Seoul “to show the world this is what peace could look like when two leaders get along.” “We get along personally, so I believe that Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, if they talked, they’d...
  • Mike Pence sat just feet away from Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Olympics opening ceremony

    02/09/2018 11:33:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Vox ^ | 02/09/2018 | Alex Ward
    North Korea and the United States just made history during the 2018 Winter Olympics — and it was awkward. At the Olympics opening ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Friday, Vice President Mike Pence sat mere feet away from Kim Yo Jong, the sister and trusted adviser of none other than North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. That’s remarkable for a few reasons. First, Kim is the first member of North Korea’s ruling family to enter South Korea since the end of the Korean War in 1953. It was already a huge deal that she would attend, as it possibly...
  • Illinois | Ban on Guns within 1,000ft of Parks are Unconstitutional

    02/09/2018 11:33:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 8 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”. From reason.com: Yesterday the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within 1,000 feet of a public park violates the constitutional right to bear arms. The decision in People v. Chairez extends the logic of prior rulings by the same court and by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit holding that Second Amendment rights exist...
  • Massachusetts CCW Fashion Show Coming!

    02/09/2018 11:29:41 AM PST · by pabianice
    CCW Fashion Show 3/9/18 Get Your Tickets Before Price Increase On 2/28/18! Join us for a great night of fun, Friday March 9, 2018 at the Bass Pro Shop in Foxborough, MA. Location: Bass Pro Shops 1 Bass Pro Drive, Foxborough, Ma Time/Date: Friday, March 9th, 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM, with cocktail hr starting at 6pm, Show starts at 7pm. Presented by: GOAL and Massachusetts Women Gun Owners.
  • Obamagate: The Spin of Sedition

    02/09/2018 11:21:59 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/18 | Megan Barth
    A Timeline of Sedition “I bought all the presidents men. Figure i needed to brush up on watergate.” —Text message from Lisa Page to her lover, FBI Director of Counter Intelligence, Peter Strozk. With all the memos and hot hair flying around these days in Washington DC, one word that has been noticeably absent is the word SEDITION. According to our laws, Seditious conspiracy occurs when two or more persons conspire to overthrow, put down or to destroy by force the government of the United States and those found guilty shall be fined and/or imprisoned up to 20 years. As...
  • Accepting Our Helper (Protestant/Evangelical Devotion)

    02/09/2018 11:19:52 AM PST · by Gamecock · 3 replies
    It was 3 a.m., Amsterdam, 1965. I couldn’t sleep. I was pacing the floor of our apartment like a caged lion. My body was more than ready for sleep, but my mind refused to shut down. I had spent that day studying the doctrine of the ascension of Christ, the climactic moment of His departure from this world. One statement of Jesus gripped my mind in a vise. The statement was part of Jesus’ farewell discourse to His disciples in the upper room. He said: “Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away;...
  • Thick Sea Ice Has Been ‘Catastrophic’ For Canadian Seal Hunters

    02/09/2018 11:19:46 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/9/2018 | M Bastach
    Sea ice around Nova Scotia is so thick, Canadian sealers will have trouble meeting Quebec’s growing demand for grey seal meat. “We’ve never had trouble meeting demand, but for 2018, we’ll have to see,” Réjean Vigneau, president of the Intra-Quebec Sealers Association, told CBC News. CBC reports that crews usually haul in 2,000 seals during the winter season, but two failed expeditions in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence since January turned up nothing. Vigneau called it “catastrophic” for the working men of the Magdalen Islands who depend on seal hunting for their livelihood, and to the environment. This year, thick...
  • #MeToo CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Accused of Sexual Harassment

    02/09/2018 11:19:28 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/09/18 | Katy Grimes
    Politico and Sac Bee Confuse 'Misconduct' and 'Harassment' With Latest Allegations Against Asm. Cristina Garcia Thursday it was revealed that the #MeToo Movement may be compromised by one of its leaders, Democrat Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, after new sexual harassment allegations against her surfaced.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Let’s call Steven Greydanus by his name

    02/09/2018 11:16:28 AM PST · by ebb tide · 2 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | February 8, 2018 | Louie Verrecchio
    ’ll be honest, while I have been familiar with the name Steven Greydanus for some time, I had no firsthand knowledge of anything he has ever said or written until yesterday. Evidently, he is a film critic whose work is published by the neo-conservative National Catholic Register.His bio on their website states that he is “the creator of Decent Films, a permanent deacon in the Archdiocese of Newark, and a member of the New York Film Critics Circle.”He also provides film reviews via a program entitled “Reel Faith” that is aired by “NET TV Catholic,” which is, according to its...
  • Libertarian Think Tank Let Boss Sexually Harass Workers

    02/09/2018 11:15:59 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 8, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Libertarians hate coercion. To the extent that the anarcho-capitalist right justifies its worldview in moral terms, it is through an appeal to the obscenity of brute force. The problem with the welfare state, according to many libertarians, is not that it redistributes resources from rich to poor but that it accomplishes this by threatening wealthy tax dodgers with imprisonment. Individual liberty is sacrosanct, and just social policies are those that do not violate a person’s will through a threat of state aggression. The logical flaws of this “nonaggression principle” are myriad. But most spring from the libertarian’s insistence on applying...
  • Driver charged after VDOT contractor killed on I-95

    02/09/2018 11:14:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    CBS 6 News ^ | February 4, 2018 | CBS 6 News
    PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY, Va. -- A driver is facing charges after a Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) contractor was struck and killed while setting up a work zone on I-95 in Prince George County Saturday morning.Virginia State Police Sgt. Keeli L. Hill said the crash happened at 11:15 a.m. on southbound I-95 nearly three miles north of Route 602.Hill said 27-year-old Samantha C. Hughes, of Wilmington, North Carolina, was traveling southbound when she looked down and took her eyes off the road.That is when 25-year-old Dustin Michael Warden, of Carson, Virginia, was struck while he was out of his vehicle...
  • Study: Climate Change Probably Won’t Kill All of Us

    02/09/2018 11:13:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 9, 2018 | Eric Levitz
    Due to a combination of prudence and morbid curiosity, a great deal of scholarly research (and journalism) about climate change has focused on the worst of all possible worlds. For scientists running climate-economic models, that nightmare scenario has a concrete definition: In 2011, such researchers established four baseline scenarios for the future of greenhouse gas emissions (ranging from the benign to the catastrophic) for the sake of facilitating comparable studies. The most fearsome — and widely cited — of these baselines, known as “RCP8.5,” imagined a year 2100 in which an overpopulated, technologically underdeveloped humanity is digging up and burning...
  • 'This is what we do to kids in Mexico': Drunk stranger 'spanks man's toddler son' in a grocery ...

    02/09/2018 11:09:23 AM PST · by Morgana · 128 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Feb 9, 2018 | Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com
    'This is what we do to kids in Mexico': Drunk stranger 'spanks man's toddler son' in a grocery store after hearing the two-year-old cry when he was told he couldn't have a candy bar A drunk man was arrested in a Georgia grocery store on Tuesday after allegedly spanking a stranger's toddler son when he heard him whining that he was not allowed a candy bar. Juan Guvarra Martinez, 62, was standing behind James 'Logan' Morris in line at a Kroger in Newnan, near Atlanta, on Tuesday. He overheard Morris's son ask for a candy bar and watched as he...
  • Minister orders Oxfam to hand over files on Haiti prostitute scandal

    02/09/2018 11:08:08 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | 2/9/2018 | Sean O’Neill
    The government has ordered Oxfam to hand over files on charity staff who paid for sex in earthquake-torn Haiti. The demand follows an investigation by The Times that revealed Oxfam covered up the use of prostitutes by senior aid workers. Matt Hancock, the culture secretary who is responsible for charity regulation, said: “These allegations are deeply shocking and Oxfam must now provide the Charity Commission with all the evidence they hold of events that happened in Haiti as a matter of urgency. “The reported historic behaviour of senior aid workers is abhorrent and completely unacceptable. Charities must ensure that they...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Some Chinese Catholics see restrictions as new religion rules take effect

    02/09/2018 11:02:58 AM PST · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Crux ^ | February 9, 2018 | CNS contributor
    Since China’s new regulations for religious affairs took effect Feb. 1, minors have been banned from entering places of worship in several regions. A priest in Hebei province who asked to remain anonymous told ucanews.com that authorities had asked clergymen in some parts of the province to post signs prohibiting minors from entering religious venues, prayer houses and other church premises.“They also threaten churches that they cannot be used if they refuse to post the signs,” he said.A blogger wrote that “religious venues are the third premises, following clubs and internet bars, where minors are prohibited from entering by authorities.”RELATED:...