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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- X-ray Echoes from Circinus X-1

    08/05/2015 6:21:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 1 replies
    NASA ^ | August 05, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Circinus X-1 is an X-ray binary star known for its erratic variability. In the bizarre Circinus X-1 system, a dense neutron star, the collapsed remnant of a supernova explosion, orbits with a more ordinary stellar companion. Observations of the X-ray binary in months following an intense X-ray flare from the source in 2013 progressively revealed striking concentric rings - bright X-ray light echoes from four intervening clouds of interstellar dust. In this X-ray/optical composite, the swaths of Chandra Observatory X-ray image data showing partial outlines of the rings are in false colors. Remarkably, timing the X-ray echoes, along with...
  • Obama Admin Continues to Push ‘Transformative’ Effects of Iran Deal

    08/05/2015 6:19:16 AM PDT · by lbryce
    Free Beacon ^ | August 5, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    The Obama administration continues to harbor hope that the recent nuclear deal with Iran will alter the Islamic regime’s behavior and produce a more stable and peaceful Middle East, according to recent reports, despite criticism from analysts who say the United States has a poor track record of using diplomacy alone to change the nature of rogue regimes. While the administration is selling the agreement to skeptical lawmakers as a short-term measure that will prevent Iran from procuring a nuclear weapon, top U.S. officials still believe the deal could help achieve a new long-term equilibrium between warring Shiite and Sunni...
  • Why is Marco Rubio sliding in the polls?

    08/05/2015 6:15:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 4, 2015 | Byron York
    The verdict was clear when Marco Rubio announced his presidential run with a well-received speech in Miami last April: There was a new member of the top tier in the Republican race. "The official 2016 GOP field gets its first real contender," wrote fivethirtyeight. "Marco Rubio is now a first-tier candidate," said Bloomberg's Mark Halperin. Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson placed Rubio, along with Jeb Bush and Scott Walker, in "the first tier of plausibility." It got even better from there. In June, the Washington Post declared, "Marco Rubio is now at the top of the Republican presidential field."
  • Is Rand Paul Missing His Giuliani Moment?

    08/05/2015 6:12:27 AM PDT · by A Vaster RightWing Conspirator · 6 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | Aug 4, 2015 | Daniel McCarthy
    Rand’s father faced a party that was even less ready for anyone with his principles. But he shook up the GOP and changed the way voters thought about his issues, to the point that his son, without any elected experience, could beat a well-funded establishment candidate in a 2010 Senate primary. There’s no question that without Ron Paul’s 2008 campaign, there would have been no Senator Paul. Now Rand is in danger of reversing the momentum not only of his own campaign but of the liberty movement whose leadership he inherited. Ron Paul’s efforts in 2008 and 2012 helped set...
  • Black leaders press tech companies for more diversity in the ranks

    08/05/2015 6:12:18 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 16 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 4, 2015 | Christopher Cadelago
    When the world’s leading technology firms reported their workforce demographics, the details were uncomfortable, but not surprising: Apple, Google, Facebook and other Silicon Valley giants are dominated by men, many of them white.
  • Controversial Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary is charged with terrorism offence after [tr]

    08/05/2015 6:10:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 1 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 5, 2015 | Gemma Mullin
    Controversial Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary has been charged under the Terrorism Act for 'inviting support for ISIS', Scotland Yard has said. The 48-year-old extremist from Ilford, north east London, is being held in police custody and is due to appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court at 2pm this afternoon. He has been accused of supporting the organisation in lectures published online along with another man, Mohammed Mizanur Rahman, 32, from east London.
  • Landlord irate after ‘squatter’ rents out pad on Airbnb (New York City)

    08/05/2015 6:10:49 AM PDT · by dennisw · 5 replies
    August 2, 2015 | Isabel Vincent and Melissa Klein
    <p>First she got herself adopted by a dying old man to hang onto his rent-controlled flat — and now she’s turned it into a hotel. Maria DeTommaso not only refuses to vacate the two-bedroom apartment in Long Island City, Queens — for which she has no lease — but she’s advertising for paying guests through Airbnb.</p>
  • Endorsements for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016

    08/05/2015 6:10:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 1 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/5/15 | Wikipedia
    This is a list of political endorsements for declared candidates for the Republican primaries for the 2016 United States presidential election. Unless otherwise stated, all individuals/groups listed below as giving endorsements, are members of (or supporters of) the Republican Party. The value of political endorsements varies, depending on whom they are from, when the are given, and other factors. Especially crucial[1] are endorsements from politicians who live in the chronologically-earlier states during the 2016 caucuses and primaries. Particularly valuable[2] are endorsements from governors, federal senators, and federal representatives. Endorsements given by a person (or group) which is based in the...
  • Raising interest rates with zero inflation is a hard sell

    08/05/2015 6:10:02 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 9 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Wed, Aug 5, 2015 | Mike Dolan
    LONDON (Reuters) - Americans and Britons bracing for their first interest rate rises in almost a decade are puzzled: why are rates about to go up when there's no inflation? Both the Federal Reserve and Bank of England are proclaiming that they are on the cusp of raising interest rates for the first time in almost a decade. It may take a few months, but the message they are sending still heavily-indebted households either side of the Atlantic is clear: 'be warned'. It's not hard to see why near-zero interest rates should be 'normalized' when you do a quick economic...
  • Jeb Bush Pulls A Todd Akin, Hillary & CNN Pounce

    08/05/2015 6:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/5/15 | John Nolte
    A massive unforced error committed by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush Tuesday has not only allowed Hillary Clinton and her media (especially CNN) to go on the offense over the Planned Parenthood issue, it has created a video clip that will haunt Bush and the GOP for as long as Bush is in the presidential race. During a relaxed forum where Bush was under no pressure and had plenty of time to expand on anything he wanted to discuss, he said, “I’m not sure we need a half-billion dollars for women’s health issues.” Full quote below. “You could take dollar...
  • “Cecil” The Lion For President

    08/05/2015 6:04:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bob Barr
    Until a few days ago, Dr. Walter Palmer was just a successful dentist from Minnesota who had a passion for trophy hunting; a highly regulated and extremely expensive sport. His most recent hunt took him to Zimbabwe, where he shot a male lion during a hunt with a licensed hunting guide. It was only when word of Palmer’s hunting success spread that the dentist discovered just how quickly and completely the Internet can be used to destroy a person. Overnight, Palmer’s prey, a lion dubbed “Cecil” by local Zimbabweans, became the latest Internet celebrity victim and Palmer the most recent...
  • Defunding Planned Parenthood Not the Same as Repealing the Right to Abortion

    08/05/2015 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    The GOP-controlled Congress is taking up the cause, once again, of defunding Planned Parenthood. This latest effort comes in response to macabre hidden-camera videos shot by the Center for Medical Progress of staff at Planned Parenthood talking about the grisly practice of chopping up fetuses for parts. There's a debate over whether the videos prove the center's claim that Planned Parenthood is ghoulishly trying to make a profit selling baby lungs, livers and hearts. There's less of a debate that the videos speak directly to the ugly nature of second-trimester abortions. Granted, a few extremists see nothing wrong in the...
  • Morning Devotional: Form Versus Formalism (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/05/2015 5:57:54 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 1 replies ^ | 8/5/2015
    “Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your deeds, and I will let you dwell in this place. Do not trust in these deceptive words: ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD’ (vv. 3–4). - Jeremiah 7:1–29 Worship has always been a contentious subject for the church. Disagreements over worship sparked the Reformation, and they perpetuate church division today. Even in recent years, worship has been a point of contention among believers in the same denomination. Debates between those who advocate a “traditional”...
  • Half of blacks say police have treated them unfairly (vs. only 3 percent of whites)

    08/05/2015 5:51:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Philidelphia Inquirer ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jesse J. Holland
    A majority of blacks in the United States - more than 3 out of 5 - say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police, and their race is the reason why. This information, from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, comes as the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, approaches its first anniversary and the nation continues to grapple with police-related deaths of black Americans. African-Americans said they felt especially targeted by the police. Half of black respondents, including 6 in 10 black men, said they...
  • U.S. Gas Exports: The Pipe Dream

    08/05/2015 5:49:29 AM PDT · by thackney · 15 replies
    Real Clear Energy ^ | August 5, 2015 | Gal Luft
    The Obama Administration is often accused of being sluggish in granting permits for projects to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a free trade agreement with the U.S. Critics claim it has thus denied the U.S. a historical opportunity to become a leading natural gas exporter on par with Russia and Qatar. Whether ten approvals out of forty applications in four years is sluggish or not is a matter of perspective. But the debate on the pace of approvals has masked a much more important fact: American gas is no longer desired abroad, no matter...
  • RNC Chairman: Donald Trump could be good for our party

    08/05/2015 5:48:06 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Rebecca Kaplan
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus predicted that billionaire businessman and presidential candidate Donald Trump could actually help bring voters into the GOP with his brazen rhetoric that has at times gotten him into trouble. "It's raw and I think it's real and I think that people are upset with government, I think they're upset with both parties...Donald Trump's tapping into that," Priebus said on "CBS This Morning" Wednesday. "I actually think it could be quite good for our party because I think what you're seeing is a lot of people people that were frustrated with politics are saying, 'Well...
  • Almost Every Major Poll Shows Bernie Sanders Challenging or Defeating Clinton and Republicans

    08/05/2015 5:45:22 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 25 replies
    Huff Po ^ | August 5, 2015 | H. A. Goodman
    Democrats who are proud of their progressive values are filling arenas to hear Sanders speak in a direct manner (while others dodge questions) on contentious issues like Keystone XL and the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement. While the FBI is currently investigating the email security of one candidate, Bernie Sanders is narrowing Clinton's lead nationally and defeating Republicans in other polls. Like Brent Budowsky writes in The Hill: The fact that Sanders beats Walker by 6 to 7 points, depending on whether all voters or likely voters are counted -- a near-landslide margin in a general election -- makes it clear...
  • Germany’s Neighbors Rankled by Its Energiewende

    08/05/2015 5:42:54 AM PDT · by thackney · 8 replies
    The American Interest ^ | Aug 04, 2015 | The American Interest
    The German energy mix has been radically changed in recent years, predominantly driven by two forces: a desire to expand renewables’ market share (a task accomplished by generous state subsidies called feed-in tariffs), and an aversion to nuclear power following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Within Germany these changes have had a number of perhaps unforeseen and certainly unfortunate consequences, including jacked-up power bills for businesses and households and, somewhat bizarrely, an increased reliance on the particularly dirty type of coal called lignite. But the ripple effects of Berlin’s energiewende are expanding past national boundaries, and, as Politico reports, Germany’s neighbors...
  • NYT: Obama Admin. Trying to Squash Big Obamacare Rate Hikes

    08/05/2015 5:37:30 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies ^ | 08/05/2015 | Sharyl Attkisson
    According to the New York Times, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota requested rate increases averaging about 50 percent for 2016, and a vice president there said his company had not seen an improvement in the health status of new customers. “WASHINGTON — Hoping to avoid another political uproar over the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration is trying to persuade states to cut back big rate increases requested by many health insurance companies for 2016…” Read the NYT article
  • 92-year-old registers to vote for first time, says will vote for Trump

    08/05/2015 5:35:49 AM PDT · by selfdefense · 11 replies
    WVLT Knoxville TN ^ | 08/05/2015 | selfdefense
    This 92-year-old citizen registered to vote for the very first time. "We got a good country but it's going downhill so fast and we need somebody in there who can straighten it out," says Corum. In the past, Corum says there hasn't been a candidate she was passionate about. That all changed when she heard one man speak. Corum says she plans to vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 Presidential Election.
  • Seven Basic Questions for the GOP Presidential Candidates

    08/05/2015 5:29:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | Michael Tanner
    The Republican candidates for president will gather on a stage in Cleveland, Ohio, tomorrow evening for the first official debates of the 2016 campaign — the main event at 9 p.m. Eastern time for the ten candidates with the highest standing in the polls, and an earlier debate, at 5:30 p.m., for the others. Even with not all the candidates on the stage at one time, each candidate can expect no more than ten to twelve minutes to make his or her case. During that time, we can expect the moderators to cover the usual ground: ISIL and the War...
  • Mega-Rich Hillary Cares Oh So Much for Nation's Poor

    08/05/2015 5:27:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Star Parker
    Hillary Clinton just spoke, along with Republican presidential contender and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, at the National Urban League Conference. She preceded Bush on stage and used the moment to seize his campaign slogan, "Right to Rise," and give it her own spin to attack the governor before he could speak. According to Clinton, "I don't think you can credibly say everyone has a right to rise and then say you're for ... repealing Obamacare. People can't rise if they can't afford health care. They can't rise if the minimum wage is too low to live on. They can't...
  • President Obama's Clean Power Plan: All Cost, No Benefit

    08/05/2015 5:25:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 4 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | August 5, 2015 | Benjamin Zycher
    On Monday President Obama announced the final "clean power plan" regulation for greenhouse gas emissions from electric generating plants, the centerpiece of the broader Climate Action Plan being implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency. Amid the many assertions about the looming climate crisis confronting "the planet," about which more below, one central parameter was conspicuous by its absence. To wit: What effect on future temperatures---that, after all, is the supposed benefit of the rule---would this regulation provide? Interestingly enough, the president did not tell us. Nor did the EPA provide an estimate of temperature effects so obviously central to the...
  • Boston mayor taking on chewing tobacco

    08/05/2015 5:15:57 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 05, 2015 | Kay Lazar
    Fenway Park is steeped in tradition, but one controversial piece may soon be history — the wads of smokeless tobacco stuffed into players’ bulging cheeks or tucked under their lips. Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday is expected to announce plans to prohibit use of the smokeless products at the city’s baseball parks and other professional and amateur sports venues.
  • Obama Plots to Thwart Justice for US Victims of Palestinian Terrorism

    08/05/2015 5:08:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 5, 2015 | Arnold Ahlert
    The administration considers intervening in landmark case against Palestinian terrorists. On February 23, 2015, a federal jury in New York sided with 10 American families, finding the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) liable for six terrorist attacks occurring in Israel over a decade ago. The families were awarded $218.5 million for a series of terrorist acts attributed to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Hamas, perpetrated between 2002 and 2004 during the Second Intifada. On Monday, the Obama administration indicated it might intervene in the case—possibly on behalf of the Palestinian terrorists. That’s because the stakes are...

    08/05/2015 5:08:06 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 15 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/5/45 | W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, John H. Crider, Charles Hurd, Albert H. Morehead, Benjamin Fine
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  • Mark Levin Worries About the Young

    08/05/2015 5:04:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | Brent Bozell
    Arrogant liberal journalists naturally assume that conservative talk radio only succeeds in making Americans dumber. They reach this conclusion by avoiding conservative talk radio entirely. The overwhelming majority would never dare appear on one of these shows and debate the conservative host. If one of them ever entered the ring with Mark Levin, they'd invoke the "mercy rule" before the first commercial break. In recent years, Levin has matched a brainy talk show with a series of brilliant political books. The latest is called "Plunder and Deceit: Big Government's Exploitation of Young People and the Future." It's a good bet...
  • This one map proves how obsessed America is with Donald Trump

    08/05/2015 4:54:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 44 replies ^ | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is absolutely crushing his GOP presidential rivals - both in polls, and when it comes to Google searches. On Tuesday, Google Trends published an interactive county-by-county map of US searches for the various Republican candidates. And Trump by far appears to be drawing the most interest in almost every state. His color code, red, sweeps the country from Alaska to Florida. The one exception to Trump's apparent dominance, interestingly, is in Wisconsin, where local Gov. Scott Walker (R) leads many of the counties. No other Republican candidate holds his or her home state against Trump. The...
  • Politics Is Not the Path to Pro-Life Victory

    08/05/2015 4:52:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ron Paul
    During my time in Congress, I regularly introduced legislation forbidding organizations that perform abortions from receiving federal funding. The U.S. Government should not force taxpayers to subsidize an activity they believe is murder. Thus, while I was horrified by the recently released videos showing Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing selling the organs of aborted babies, I am glad that the reaction to these videos has renewed efforts to end federal funding of abortion. My experience in Congress does not leave me optimistic that federal funding of Planned Parenthood will be ended this year, however. This is not just because the...
  • Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy end their relationship

    08/05/2015 4:52:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Kermit and Miss Piggy have split up and moved on. One of the great cross-species power couples of show biz will no longer be an item when ABC's new prime-time revival of "The Muppets" premieres on Sept. 22. (8 p.m.). The two sent out a joint tweet Tuesday confirming their separation, though Kermit admitted to TV writers here it happened some time ago.
  • GA: Black CCW holder exonerated; 2011 case dismissed as Self Defense

    08/05/2015 4:41:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Four years later, a black man is exonerated by the criminal justice system.  In September, 2011, Vernon Michael Rich, Jr. pictured above, gave a ride to co-worker who was worried about a violent attack by her ex.  From The woman told police Wells walked up behind her as Rich was turning his car around to leave. Wells started arguing with her, demanding to know who Rich was. Wells tried to hit the woman, police said, but she backed away and sprayed him with Mace. That’s when Wells allegedly walked over to Rich’s car and started hitting him as...
  • Gun Lies

    08/05/2015 4:36:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | August 5, 2015 | John Stossel
    My town, New York City, enforces rigid gun laws. Police refused to assign me a gun permit. The law doesn't even let me hold a fake gun on TV to demonstrate something. But New York politicians are so eager to vilify gun ownership that they granted an exception to the anti-gun group States United to Prevent Gun Violence. New York allowed States United to set up a fake gun store, where cameras filmed potential gun customers being spoofed by an actor pretending to be a gun-seller. "This a nine-millimeter semi-automatic. It's a very handy gun. It's easy to use," he...
  • Obama Puts Rural America In The Cross Hairs

    08/05/2015 4:28:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | August 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Yesterday, the president announced his Clean Power Plan, which is aimed to tackle the phantom threat of global warming. In doing so, the president has put rural America, black Americans, Hispanic Americans, and those on fixed-income seniors in the crosshairs. First, let’s go to what Obama said: Now, not everyone here is a scientist -- (laughter) -- but some of you are among the best scientists in the world. And what you and your colleagues have been showing us for years now is that human activities are changing the climate in dangerous ways. Levels of carbon dioxide, which heats up our atmosphere, are...
  • Apple stock plummets for a fifth straight day, wiping out $113billion of its value, down 14 percent.

    08/05/2015 4:27:17 AM PDT · by dennisw · 43 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 4 August 2015
    The world's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday Apple shares are down 14 percent since closing at a record $133 in February That loss breaks down to $113.4billion in paper wealth iPhone sales were not as good as some analysts predicted, and the lukewarm forecast for the current period is causing the drop World's most valuable public company saw its stock price drop for a fifth straight day on Tuesday, falling as much as $5.19 or 4.4 percent, to $113.25 as investors fretted over China's economy and whether Apple can...
  • Beware the Wacky Sexual Politics on Campus (video)

    08/05/2015 4:26:10 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 7 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | AUG 4, 2015 | BY CLAUDIA ANDERSON
    The Factual Feminist counsels students going off to college Here are hot tips to help (1) libertarian and conservative students, (2) idealistic liberal female students, and (3) idealistic liberal male students navigate the bizarre world of safe spaces, othering, microaggressions, trigger warnings, alarming victimization statistics, and all the other accoutrements of today’s gender studies without losing their cool.
  • Left-leaning TV talker: Trump looks more 'leader' than Obama

    08/05/2015 4:22:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 22 replies
    WND Media ^ | August 5, 2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Left-leaning “Hardball” host Chris Matthews said on his recent MSNBC broadcast Donald Trump actually seems more of a leader than President Obama did at the start of his campaign – a somewhat surprising claim from the news host who once said he felt a thrill on his leg whenever Obama spoke. Matthews first called it “really smart” of Trump to bring former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin into his fold, because it appears he’s building a “kind of Trump team, Trump party.” Read more at
  • For Iran vote, Obama seeks GOP ally (guess who??)

    08/05/2015 4:21:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/5/15 | Burgess Everett
    With Senate Democrats locking down more support to prevent the two-thirds majority needed to block a nuclear deal with Iran, President Barack Obama is concentrating on another goal — picking off at least one Republican to support it. He is down to one target: Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake. Two weeks ago, Flake found himself surrounded by Democrats on Air Force Once headed to Africa, having joined Obama for his first trip to the continent while in office. The in-flight entertainment was obvious from the moment the trip was announced: a long, laborious discussion of the Iran deal. Obama’s pursuit of...
  • Clergy Advocacy Board Says Planned Parenthood Is ‘Doing God’s Work’

    08/05/2015 3:48:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 49 replies
    CNS News ^ | 8/5/15 | Brittany M. Hughes
    Planned Parenthood’s Clergy Advocacy Board released a statement Tuesday condemning the pro-life advocacy group that produced a series of videos appearing to show Planned Parenthood officials and employees haggling over the sale of body parts harvested from "intact fetal cadavers," while sifting through dishes of tiny organs and limbs.According to the board, the taxpayer-funded abortion giant is simply “doing God’s work.”A series of videos released over the past two weeks by the Center for Medical Progress shows Planned Parenthood officials discussing the transfer of tissue and body parts from babies who have been aborted, some as late as 18 to...
  • BOOM – Univision Reluctantly Reports Donald Trump Leading With Latino Republicans….

    08/05/2015 3:37:57 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 42 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump previously said: “I will win the Hispanic vote in this election“. Guess what? He’s right. In a Public Policy Polling survey, Trump leads with 34% of Hispanic voters, surpassing Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. What makes this poll even more delicious, is that it had to be reported on Univision: ROGELIO MORA TAGLE, CORRESPONDENT: And it’s that upon launching his campaign, Trump said among other things that the people who emigrate from Mexico bring to the United States drugs, crime and are rapists. Those comments, for 55% of those polled, are insulting and racist, and out...
  • Loving Money Focuses on the Temporal(from“Strength for Today”)(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/05/2015 3:25:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either” (1 Timothy 6:7). Temporal concerns must not crowd out the believer’s focus on eternal things. In Charles Dickens’s memorable story A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge learns through a series of dreams that life consists of far more important values than his selfish preoccupation with business and finance. In essence, Scrooge learns a lesson that reminds us of Jesus’ sobering question, “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world, and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:36). Dickens’s story also dovetails well...
  • Netflix introduces unlimited paid maternity and paternity leave

    08/05/2015 3:24:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 30 replies
    Silicon Republic ^ | 8/5/15 | Kirsty Tobin
    Netflix is to give employees unlimited maternity and paternity leave during the first year after the birth or adoption of a child, it has been announced.... ...Parents can return part-time, full-time, or return and then go back out as needed. We’ll just keep paying them normally.” This is in stark contrast to the US’s maternity leave legislation, which mandates for a mere 12 weeks of paid leave. Paternity leave isn’t legislated for at all....
  • Languages Without Love (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/05/2015 3:21:04 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but do not have love, I have become a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal" (1 Cor. 13:1). Love distinguishes true communication from useless chatter and meaningless noises. Paul begins his discourse on love by stating the futility of languages without love. The Corinthians were enamored with the showy spiritual gifts, apparently to the neglect of those they deemed less spectacular (see 1 Cor. 12:12-31). One of the gifts they prized most highly was tongues, which was the Spirit-given ability to declare God's truth in a language unknown to...
  • Hump-Day Humor

    08/05/2015 3:14:14 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 4 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 05 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The Omnipotence of God- Chapter 12 (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/05/2015 3:12:24 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Our Heavenly Father, we have heard Thee say, ”I am the Almighty God; walk before me, and be thou perfect.” But unless Thou dost enable us by the exceeding greatness of Thy power how can we who are by nature weak and sinful walk in a perfect way? Grant that we may learn to lay hold on the working of the mighty power which wrought in Christ when Thou didst raise Him from the dead and set Him at Thine own right hand in the heavenly places. Amen. In the time of his vision John the Revelator heard as it...
  • The Wrath of God: What Is It? - Chapter 26 (Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/05/2015 3:02:31 AM PDT · by metmom · 12 replies
    IT IS RARE that there is anything good in human anger. Almost always it springs out of unholy states of heart, and frequently it leads to cursing and violence. The man of evil temper is unpredictable and dangerous and is usually shunned by men of peace and good will. There is a strong tendency among religious teachers these days to disassociate anger from the divine character and to defend God by explaining away the Scriptures that relate it to Him. This is understandable, but in the light of the full revelation of God it is inexcusable. In the first place,...
  • Free tampons would slow flow of gender inequality

    08/05/2015 3:02:22 AM PDT · by One_Upmanship · 42 replies
    Daily Bruin [UCLA] ^ | July 20, 2015 | Zoey Freedman
    To most government officials, feminine hygiene products are a luxury item. But, every day, women are being poisoned by their own bodies because they lack access to even the most essential health products. Meanwhile, most men have no problem getting covered for pills that will help them get a boner. Although still greatly outnumbered and underpaid compared to their male counterparts, women have made so much progress. Yet inequality still lies in the most basic areas of human well-being. Women are still facing unequal treatment when it comes to health care and are paying out of pocket for necessary female...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - August 5, 2015

    08/05/2015 2:56:30 AM PDT · by sneakers · 8 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Same-Sex “Marriage” and the Crisis of Leadership

    08/05/2015 2:54:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Crisis ^ | 8/5/15 | Stephen M. Krason
    Many see the new putative constitutional right to same-sex “marriage” and the developments leading up to it as a result of a crisis of culture. It is that, to be sure, but it is also a result of a crisis of leadership. This has become further apparent in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s Obergefell v. Hodges decision and, as I have stated in this column before, national leadership—at least after the dark night of the Obama era—must play a crucial role in resisting and overthrowing it.The political branches—Congress and the president—for the most part historically have not understood their...
  • Maine Democrats to rename annual dinner on intolerance concerns

    08/05/2015 2:53:36 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 12 replies
    BDN Maine ^ | Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 | By Christopher Cousins
    AUGUSTA, Maine — The Maine Democratic Party is in the process of choosing a new name for its annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in an effort to distance itself from two prominent historical figures whose legacies recently became tarnished by intolerance. Jeremy Kennedy, the party’s executive director, said the change has been discussed informally since last year but the topic has taken on new urgency recently in the wake of a racially motivated shooting in South Carolina and the ensuing debate over the display of the Confederate flag. “Over the last year, the conversation has gained some more seriousness and depth and...
  • Crushing the Poor & Middle Class with the EPA

    08/05/2015 2:51:01 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 8/5/15 | Matthew Vadum
    President Obama is surreptitiously colluding with radical anti-growth environmentalists to force ideologically driven carbon-emission controls on the energy industry that will devastate the U.S. economy, congressional investigators have discovered. As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drew up rules aimed at limiting carbon emissions from power-generation plants, "key stakeholders — including the American public — had little to no influence over the debate while powerful environmental activist groups were given unprecedented access to and influence over administration officials," the Washington Times reported yesterday. Collusion between the EPA and the green's isn't exactly breaking news. They've been doing it for years, but...