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  • Sweet Hour of Prayer! Or Not? How do You Experience Prayer?

    08/10/2018 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Salvation · 13 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-09-18 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Sweet Hour of Prayer! Or Not? How do You Experience Prayer? Msgr. Charles Pope • August 9, 2018 • How do you think of prayer? Is it another thing you “have to do” among many other things on your list? Or is prayer a time when you refrain from doing? Is prayer a requirement you regret or a rest you relish? What is prayer for you?The danger in answering questions like these is that we may answer them the way we think they “should” be answered rather than in an honest way. Many struggle with prayer and experience it...
  • Antifa to Protest Alt-Right in D.C.: Abolish ICE, No Borders, Close Prisons

    08/10/2018 8:51:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/10/2018 | Penney Star
    Law enforcement and city officials are preparing for protesters and counter-protesters to descend on Washington, DC, this weekend. According to the shutitdowndc.org website, the Antifa side of the equation has purposes far beyond responding to the Unite the Right 2 demonstration set to take place on the Charlottesville, Va. rally anniversary on Sunday at Lafayette Park across from the White House. The National Park Service has issued a permit to Jason Kessler for his Unite the Right 2 rally from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the park and its website has a list of instructions, including warning people not to...
  • Opinion: As panic about climate change sets in, Im thinking about escape to Canada

    08/10/2018 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | August 9, 2018 | by Emma Brockes
    The New York Times has devoted an entire edition of its magazine, some 30,000 words, to a terrifying piece about climate change. With 2C warming an unlikely best-case scenario at this point, scientists were quoted as saying the planet faces long-term disaster. I was having lunch with friends in Brooklyn on Sunday, in a low-lying area that will be under water when all of this comes to pass and, political analysis aside, all we could focus on was: what on earth are we going to do? More specifically, how to ensure the survival of our children, and should...
  • Tennessee executes killer with controversial drugs that Sotomayor said could inflict torturous pain

    08/10/2018 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 89 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 10, 2018 | Deanna Paul
    Tennessee executed Billy Ray Irick on Thursday night, after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request to stay his execution. Convicted of the 1985 rape and murder of 7-year-old Paula Dyer, Irick is the states first inmate to be put to death since 2009. He was also the first to receive Tennessees controversial new three-drug cocktail. Thursdays lethal injection was made up of compounded midazolam, used to render a person unable to feel pain during an execution, a paralytic drug called vecuronium bromide, and compounded potassium chloride for the killing agent. Potassium chloride has been described by the Supreme...
  • Still Not Clear Which Party Will Lose the House

    08/10/2018 8:50:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2018 | Michael Barone
    We're heading into the home stretch in America's unusually lengthy (six months and nine days) primary election season. Some three-quarters of Americans have had a chance to vote for Democratic and Republican candidates for Congress, and state and local offices. Their choices tell us something about the results in November. But not everything, including which party will win the apparently close battle for a majority in the House of Representatives. The consensus of those who follow these elections most closely is that the Democrats will win. The most recent evidence comes from the ultra-narrow victory of Republican State Sen. Troy...
  • Lira collapses as Erdogan tells Turks: They have 'their dollars,' we have 'our god'

    08/10/2018 8:49:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNBC ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Reid
    The Turkish lira has collapsed to an all-time low against the dollar, but the country's leader has brushed aside concerns, telling Turks "we have our God." The Turkish President Recep Erdogan then followed those comments up Friday by urging Turks to sell dollars and gold and buy lira. At around 8:00 a.m. ET Friday, the lira had fallen to $7.081, an almost 11 percent loss for the session. It has since pared some losses. As recently as April one dollar bought about four Turkish lira.
  • Trump's legal team to guest host Hannity's radio show

    08/10/2018 8:46:51 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2018
    Sean Hannity said Friday that President Trumps attorneys Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani would be guest hosting his syndicated radio show. The Fox News host made the announcement from his Twitter account, linking to a story quoting Sekulow as saying there is an unprecedented level of corruption in special counsel Robert Muellers probe into Russian election interference.
  • Homeless people wearing barcodes to accept cashless payments

    08/10/2018 8:42:51 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 31 replies
    telegraph ^ | 8/8/18 | Camilla Turner
    Homeless people are wearing barcodes around their necks in an attempt to increase donations in a cashless society, under an Oxford University backed initiative. A new social innovation project, called Greater Change, hands homeless people a QR code, similar to the kind issued for online tickets. Passersby who wish to give money - but who may not have any change in their pocket - can scan the code using their smart phone, and make an online payment to the person. The donation goes into an account which is managed by a case worker who ensures that the money is spent...
  • Benevolence Without Love

    08/10/2018 8:40:21 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If I give all my possessions to feed the poor . . . but do not have love, it profits me nothing" (1 Cor. 13:3). Love is characterized by self-sacrifice, but not all self-sacrifice is an act of love. If you've ever donated to your church or another charitable organization out of obligation, peer pressure, legalism, guilt, a desire for recognition, or simply a tax deduction, you know what it means to give without love. In our society it's easy to fall prey to that kind of giving because the needs are so great and fund raisers appeal to every...
  • Being a Wise Manager

    08/10/2018 8:39:53 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace To You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon earth (Matthew 6:19). Wealth comes from God, and we are to manage it wisely for Him. John Wesley was a godly man who devoted his life to serving the Lord. What is not as well known perhaps is that he was rich, gaining most of his wealth from his published hymns and other works. At one point in his life he gave away 40,000 pounds sterlinga fortune in those days. When he died, his estate was worth only twenty-eight pounds, for he had given nearly everything to the Lords work. It is...
  • Lieutenant becomes first woman to lead Marine infantry platoon

    08/10/2018 8:37:00 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/09/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    First Lt. Marina Hierl has reportedly made history by becoming the first woman in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry platoon. The 24-year-old is one of four platoon commanders in Echo Company, a group of 175 Marines and Navy sailors who were recently sent to northern Australia, The New York Times reported Thursday. Hierl is one of two women to the 13-week Marines Corps Infantry Officer Course, according to the Times. I wanted to do something important with my life, she told the newspaper. I wanted to be part of a group of people that would be willing...
  • Broadcom co-founder arrested in Las Vegas on drug trafficking charges

    08/10/2018 8:32:12 AM PDT · by Signalman · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/10/2018 | Bradford Betz
    Tech billionaire and Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III was arrested this week in a Las Vegas hotel room on suspicion of drug trafficking, jail records show. Authorities responded to a call from the Encore hotel Tuesday night regarding contraband in one of its rooms, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. Police arrested Nicholas, 59, and a woman identified as Ashley Fargo, 37, on suspicion of trafficking cocaine, ecstasy, heroin and methamphetamine. Both have since been released from custody, a police spokesman said. Nicholas attorney, famed for representing the likes of Paris Hilton, Bruno Mars, and Motley Crue singer Vince Neil,...
  • Omarosa says Trump is a racist who uses N-word and claims there's tape to prove it

    08/10/2018 8:31:29 AM PDT · by harwood · 160 replies
    Donald Trump is a racist who has used the N-word repeatedly, Omarosa Manigault Newman, once the most prominent African American in the White House, claims in a searing memoir. The future US president was caught on mic uttering the taboo racial slur multiple times during the making of his reality TV show The Apprentice and there is a tape to prove it, according to Manigault Newman, citing three unnamed sources.
  • Trump: NFL players are taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.

    08/10/2018 8:21:19 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 43 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 10, 2018 | Donald J. Trump
    The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their outrage at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love...... .....Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!
  • Kuznetsov Undergoes MiG-29K Refit (Russian carrier)

    08/10/2018 8:11:09 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 14 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | Vladimir Karnozov
    MiG-29K/KUBs are seen during sea trials aboard Kuznetsov in 2013. (photo: Russian Aircraft MiG) The Russian navy has embarked on a three-year project to modernize its sole aircraft carrier, Admiral Kuznetsov, or Project 1143.5, with a focus on achieving full operability with the Russian Aircraft MiG-29K/KUB fighter. Although navalized MiGs flew from the carrier during trials in 1989-1991 and during its seventh and most recent deployment to the Mediterranean Sea in late 2016/early 2017, they are yet to be completely integrated with the carriers systems. According to the Nevskoye Design Bureau, the ships developer, some of the outdated onboard equipment...
  • An Anniversary Of History Being Made: The Birth Of Modern Fracking

    08/10/2018 8:10:25 AM PDT · by Reeses · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | Aug 8, 2018 | David Bahnsen
    ... The event I refer to is the drilling of the first well which would use hydraulic fracturing to crack shale rock, thereby releasing the gas beneath the rock. Put differently, it was 20 years ago that fracking was born. ... The volumes of natural gas, natural gas liquids, and crude oil that this technique has uncovered all over the country have been unfathomable, and over the last decade alone has caused the United States to more than double their crude oil production on an absolute basis, and to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in production on a relative basis....
  • Boeing Now Building Qatar's F-15s as Part of the Eagle's Renaissance

    08/10/2018 8:07:43 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    AIN online ^ | August 9, 2018 | David Donald
    For now the F-15SA Eagles being delivered to Saudi Arabia are the most advanced Eagles, but those destined for Qatar have even more advances, such as a wide-area display in the cockpit. (photo: RSAF) Earlier this month, the Qatari Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Defence Affairs, HE Dr. Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, visited the Boeing Company factory at St. Louis, Missouri, to formally inaugurate the production of F-15QA Eagle multi-role fighters that have been ordered for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). Although no initial delivery schedule has been announced, the 36 are due for delivery by...
  • Democrats hopes to take House could stumble in Minnesota

    08/10/2018 8:07:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    AP News ^ | August 10, 2018
    WATERVILLE, Minn. (AP) For all the talk of a blue wave sweeping Democrats back into the House majority this fall, their efforts could be thwarted in one of the nations bluest states. Voters in the sprawling farm country south of Minneapolis and in the economically struggling Iron Range along the Canadian border give Republicans in those two congressional districts perhaps their best chance anywhere for flipping Democratic seats. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in November to retake the House, but the odds grow long if they lose districts they currently hold. Democratic incumbents in both Minnesota districts...
  • POTUS, Donald J. Trump is becoming the truly first Black (African-American) POTUS.

    08/10/2018 8:05:49 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 31 replies
    POTUS, Democrat, Bill Clinton was crowned America's first Black POTUS...he was not!!! Then Democrat, POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama, was crowned the "real" first Black POTUS, he was not either. In his eight years as POTUS, Obama did nothing, zero, da nada, zilch...for African-Americans, other then useless support banter, while he held them prisoner in his ghetto slave plantations in the major cities of the USA. Bottom line: For American Blacks...Obama was a joke!!! Obama revealed he was for Obama, and only Obama. Come along the maverick, non-politician, POTUS, Donald J. Trump and....suddenly change and positive movement of freedom, liberty, good...
  • Boeing Reportedly Blocks Offer Of Used 767s For Israeli Air Force Tanker Competition

    08/10/2018 8:04:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 4 replies
    The Drive ^ | August 7, 2018 | JOSEPH TREVITHICK
    Israel is mulling over a large, multi-billion dollar defense spending boost for the Israeli Air Force, or IAF, which could include money for fighter jets, transport helicopters, cargo planes, and six new aerial refueling tankers. This last tender was already set to be highly competitive and now there are reports that Boeing has blocked Israel Aerospace Industries, also known as IAI, from offering second-hand 767 airliners converted into tanker-transports, which would be a direct threat to its own troublesome 767-based KC-46 Pegasus. The Israeli business daily Globes was the first to report the developments on Aug. 6, 2018. According to...