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  • The Incarnation of Christ (from the book "Strength for Today")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    12/01/2015 1:58:58 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Although [Christ] existed in the form of God, [He] did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross" (Philippians 2:6-8). Christ is the perfect example of humility. In his book Miracles, English scholar C.S. Lewis used this analogy to describe the incarnation of Christ: One may think of a diver, first reducing himself to nakedness, then glancing...
  • Why do high-profile campus rape stories keep falling apart?

    12/01/2015 1:55:24 PM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 2, 2015 | Radley Balko
    Given that there are so many legitimate incidents to choose from, why have so many high-profile cases ultimately fallen apart? If you were to ask an average person today to name a prominent story about rape on college campuses, odds are pretty good that among the top four or five replies would be the Duke lacrosse case, the Rolling Stone cover story about Jackie and the University of Virginia, Columbia University "mattress girl" Emma Sulkowicz and one of the stories from "The Hunting Ground." Yet in all of these stories, either the accusations were later shown to be a complete...
  • The Preeminence of Christ (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    12/01/2015 1:55:18 PM PST · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "God . . . has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high" (Heb. 1:1-3). Christ is superior to everyone and everything. The book of Hebrews was addressed to an audience composed of Jewish Christians, Jewish non-Christians who were intellectually convinced about Jesus but...
  • Obama warns Putin on intervening in Syria's civil war

    12/01/2015 1:54:07 PM PST · by Free America52 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/01*2015 | Kevin Liptak
    President Barack Obama warned his Russian counterpart Tuesday against intervening in Syria's civil war, suggesting that Vladimir Putin is aware of the dangers his country faces by entering the bloody conflict. "I think Mr. Putin understands that ... with Afghanistan fresh in the memory, for him to simply get bogged down in an inconclusive and paralyzing civil conflict is not the outcome that he's looking for," Obama said at a news conference in Paris.
  • The Kitty Convict Project

    12/01/2015 1:53:04 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 2 replies
    All cartoons; no way to post. Please click the link.
  • The Rembrandt of Overstatement

    12/01/2015 1:48:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Bill Murchison
    The president of the United States landed in Paris on Monday, his mouth full of grave and ominous reproaches for the heedless. Climate change, the central topic of the world summit he expects to lead, must be dealt with. Do we hear that? Must be dealt with! Or else. "I believe, in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., that there is such a thing as being too late," affirms the president. "And when it comes to climate change, that hour is almost upon us." But to be believed you have to be believable, a point that hardly ever...
  • The Conservative Case for Ted Cruz

    12/01/2015 1:47:59 PM PST · by conservativejoy
    Townhall ^ | 12/1/2015 | John Hawkins
    After eight years of Obama that have decimated the Democratic Party, the Dems seem poised to nominate a candidate who's generally thought of as a corrupt, insincere liar with no significant accomplishments. This gives the Republican Party a real opportunity to put someone in the White House who can reverse the damage of the Obama years and get the country back on track. As of today, there appear to be five candidates who are in the hunt for the nomination: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Donald Trump. Out of those candidates, Ted Cruz should be an...
  • Israel PM admits forces operating in war-hit Syria

    12/01/2015 1:45:45 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/01/15 | Staff
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted for the first time Tuesday that Israeli forces have been operating in Syria, where the Iran-backed regime is battling rebels including the jihadist Islamic State.  "We occasionally carry out operations in Syria to prevent that country from becoming a front against us," Netanyahu told reporters during a visit to northern Israel. "We also do everything to prevent weapons, particularly lethal ones, being moved from Syria to Lebanon," he added. Netanyahu did not provide further details and his comments were the first public recognition that Israel has been active in conflict-riddled Syria.
  • The Greatest Environmental Threat To The Planet? Liberals (BINGO)

    12/01/2015 1:39:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Susan Stamper Brown
    What a dilemma we humans find ourselves in when we discover that fixing one problem serves to worsen another, something a group of Environment Canada researchers recently determined finding environmentalists caused global warming in their attempts to curb it. In an October 2015 scientific study, "Impact of aerosol emission controls on future Arctic sea ice cover," published in Geophysical Research Letters, these researchers found that efforts to clean up the atmosphere is melting its sea ice. The study found that efforts to reduce harmful aerosols had the unwelcome side effect of quickening Arctic sea ice melt. So what's next? Choosing...
  • Texas lawyer barred from boarding Virgin flight because he cut off a crew member at a revolving door

    12/01/2015 1:34:01 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 22 replies
    National Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Ashley Southall, NY Times
    NEW YORK - A prominent Texas lawyer was not allowed to board a Virgin America flight home from New York on Monday because of an encounter with a crew member at La Guardia Airport in Queens, he and the airline said. The lawyer, Robert B. Abtahi, vice chairman of the Dallas Plan Commission, the official body that makes planning and zoning recommendations to the City Council, said he was trying to board Virgin America Flight 885 to Dallas before its scheduled departure at 3:50 p.m., when he was told he would not be allowed onto the plane. Abtahi, who goes...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Nebulae in Aurigae

    12/01/2015 1:32:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | December 01, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Rich in star clusters and nebulae, the ancient constellation of the Charioteer (Auriga) rides high in northern winter night skies. Composed from narrow and broadband filter data and spanning nearly 8 Full Moons (4 degrees) on the sky, this deep telescopic view shows off some of Auriga's celestial bounty. The field includes emission region IC 405 (top left) about 1,500 light-years distant. Also known as the Flaming Star Nebula, its red, convoluted clouds of glowing hydrogen gas are energized by hot O-type star AE Aurigae. IC 410 (top right) is significantly more distant, some 12,000 light-years away. The star...
  • HK 121 General Purpose Machine Gun

    7.62x51 can of whoop azz And look ma, no recoil!
  • Twitter threats to black Kean students made by black alum, police say

    12/01/2015 1:28:13 PM PST · by machogirl · 28 replies
    NJ.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jessica Remo
    <p>ELIZABETH — A recent Kean graduate has been charged with being responsible for a series of tweets threatening black students at the school two weeks ago, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Tuesday.</p> <p>Kayla-Simone McKelvey, 24, of Union was charged by summons with third-degree creating a false public alarm.</p>
  • Cruz for President Announces Endorsement of PolitiChicks CEO Ann-Marie Murrell

    12/01/2015 1:26:07 PM PST · by Isara · 3 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 12/01/15
    HOUSTON, Texas - Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the endorsement of Ann-Marie Murrell, the CEO and Editor-in-Chief of the conservative blog, PolitiChicks.com."Ann-Marie has been instrumental in igniting a conservative revolution in the media and blog sphere," said Cruz. "She is a woman of great courage who speaks the truth and empowers others to do the same. Her leadership has provided a platform for thousands of women to voice their views and shape the political and cultural dialog. Ann-Marie is capturing the momentum of millions of Americans who are standing up to the Washington Cartel and making their voices heard....
  • Time to Leave "No Child" Behind

    12/01/2015 1:26:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    After seven years of rule by decree by President Obama's Chicago crony Arne Duncan, why are Republicans about to reauthorize the federal government's authority over the nation's public schools? And why is the new Speaker, Paul Ryan, rushing a 1,059-page bill to a floor vote only two days after the text was released on Nov. 30? Fourteen years ago, while the nation was distracted by the 9/11 attacks and the start of the war in Afghanistan, President George W. Bush was determined to enact "No Child Left Behind" to fulfill his father's pledge to be the "education president." In order...
  • Officials ask for word 'Christmas' to be removed from NH town tradition

    12/01/2015 1:23:54 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 16 replies
    FOX25 ^ | Nov 30 2015 | Kathryn Burcham
    A New Hampshire veteran is upset after school officials asked him to remove the word "Christmas" from an annual town tradition. John Fletcher, the commander of the American Legion in Marlborough, New Hampshire, wrote an editorial in the local paper after he said the superintendent barred him from promoting the event to students unless he changed the name of the event. "I was very upset, I really was," Fletcher said. "If it's not a school sponsored activity, I don't understand why 'Christmas' had to come out of 'Christmas Tree'." Fletcher, who also raises money to buy gifts for children who...
  • Obama perfectly understands what he expects from the Syrian "Pilgrims"

    12/01/2015 1:22:58 PM PST · by VA Voter · 11 replies
    In response to Obama likening the Syrian refugees to the Pilgrims it occurs to me that when the Pilgrims arrived in what is now Massachusetts they were unwanted, built communities on land that wasn't theirs, called the locals "savages", refused to assimilate, practiced their own laws, imposed an official state sponsored religion, forcefully converted local residents, flooded the land with more and more immigrants, imposed their will through force and intimidation,fought various wars with the locals until the locals were marginalized and their way of life was destroyed. It would appear that Obama perfectly understands what he expects from the...
  • U.S. woman leaving Peru after 20-year sentence for aiding rebels (Lori Berenson)

    12/01/2015 1:18:39 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 12/1/15 | Marco Aquino
    LIMA (Reuters) - Lori Berenson, a New Yorker once jailed in Peru for helping Marxist insurgents, is returning to the United States with her six-year-old son after finishing a 20-year sentence, her lawyer said Tuesday. Berenson, 46, was making preparations to leave Peru "in coming hours," said Anibal Apari, her attorney and the father of her son. He declined to be more specific. Apari and Berenson met in prison in 1997. He was also an inmate at the time. Berenson was on parole for the past 5 years after spending 15 years in prison. In 1996, Berenson was found guilty...
  • Philadelphia 76ers' tank job - the greatest or worst in sports history - is truly a work of art

    12/01/2015 1:18:08 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Scott Stinson
    One of the more surprising statistics in the young NBA season is that the Philadelphia 76ers are 28th in league attendance. That is, two other teams have actually attracted fewer fans to their games than the Sixers, who have won none of their first 18 games. Misery loves at least a little company, it would seem. The remarkable thing about fans paying to see this team is that it's not like their futility is unexpected. No one is buying a ticket and expecting to see a competitive game. Their hopelessness is by design, their losses sought by management, which has...
  • Suzuki, Slavery, and Fossil Fuels

    12/01/2015 1:16:51 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Calvin Beisner
    In a recent interview, Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki compared the fossil fuel industry with American Southern slavery. That's very powerful rhetoric, but it's a completely false analogy. The slave economy involved a clear cause-and-effect relationship between behavior that is morally reprehensible in principle kidnapping and enslaving people and unambiguous harm to the victims, including captivity, family separation, frequent beatings, back-breaking labor without reward, and unsanitary living conditions. The fossil fuel energy economy is nothing like that. What's the difference? First, the basic behavior of mining coal, oil, and natural gas and extracting energy from them to meet people’s needs is...
  • ‘Hot Cop of Castro’ arrested too long after alleged hit-and-run for DUI test

    12/01/2015 1:16:28 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jonah Owen Lamb
    A San Francisco police officer known as the "Hot Cop of Castro" was arrested 12 hours after allegedly hitting two pedestrians in North Beach early Sunday morning - too long after the incident for a drunk driving test to be administered. Officer Christopher Kohrs, 38, was arrested and booked into County Jail on Sunday afternoon on two felony counts of hit-and-run after turning himself in at the new Public Safety Building on 3rd Street. The seven-year department veteran entered the jail at 2:38 p.m. Sunday and was promptly released on bail at 4 p.m. on a $100,000 bond.
  • Longtime Bergen Politician Steve Lonegan To Lead Ted Cruz's N.J. Team: Report

    12/01/2015 1:14:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Patch ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Hubbard
    Former Bogota mayor and longtime Bergen County politician Steve Lonegan is expected to head up Ted Cruz’s New Jersey leadership team. Cruz will announce Lonegan’s appointment at a press conference in Rahway Thursday at 4:30 p.m., Savejersey.com reported. Lonegan, a Teaneck native, was mayor of Bogota from 1995 to 2007. He is director of Monetary Policy for the American Principles Project and is the organization’s national spokesman on the Federal Reserve System’s monetary policies. In 2006, Lonegan filed paperwork for a public referendum in Bogota that would’ve made English the official language of the municipality. The County Clerk’s Office rejected...
  • Syria: As A Bonus It Annoys The Turks

    12/01/2015 1:11:00 PM PST · by Trumpinator
    strategypage.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | strategypage.com
    Syria: As A Bonus It Annoys The Turks December 1, 2015: After initially avoiding ISIL (al Qaeda in Iraq and the Levant) targets in Syria Russia has switched its air power from attacking Syrian rebels doing the most damage to the Syrian government to ISIL. The switch came in early November when Russia realized that it was indeed, as ISIL claimed, a terrorist bomb that brought down an airliner full of Russian tourists over Egypt on October 31st. Then came the ISIL Paris attack on the 13 th and suddenly France and Russia were allies in Syria and going after...
  • Reuters Daily Tracking (Trump 29-Carson-17-Cruz 10)

    12/01/2015 1:08:17 PM PST · by usafa92 · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/1/2015 | Reuters
    No article, just a link
  • A Better Way to Hunt - Find and Pattern Deer

    12/01/2015 1:07:14 PM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    Cal Sportsman ^ | 12/1/2015 | J Flinn
    Technology in the deer hunting world has drastically evolved in the last decade. One of the leaders in advancement has been trail cameras, which, based on the volume now used in the deer woods, shouldn't be too surprising. Yet one of the best features on many of today's trail cameras is rarely used to its full potential is the time-lapse mode. Time-lapse allows a user to set the camera up to take a picture (or set of pictures) on a fixed interval without being triggered by an animal. Many of today's advanced cameras allow the time period during the day...
  • Syrian Refugees Have Been Resettled In 36 States, Most In CA,TX, MI

    12/01/2015 1:05:08 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/15 | Caroline May
    Since the start of the Syria's civil war in the spring of 2011, the U.S. has admitted 2,311 Syrian refugees and resettled them in 36 different states. According to data from the State Department's Refugee Processing Center the top three destinations for Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict are California, Texas, and Michigan. From March 15, 2011 through December 1, 2015, California received the most (261) Syrian refugees, Texas received the second most with 242, and Michigan has received the third most with 217. Other states that have received Syrian refugees since March 2011 include: Arizona (182), Illinois...
  • Op Ed: Why I Am Endorsing Senator Ted Cruz for President

    12/01/2015 1:03:37 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Politichicks ^ | 12/1/2015 | Ann Marie Murrell
    Last year I was a panelist at the National Security Summit in Washington. Frank Gaffney was the moderator and our topic was based on a poll that showed the #1 issue for Americans today is national security. Not too long ago, people were most concerned about providing for their families, having food to eat, and being able to send their children to college. Today, Americans are worried that there could be a terrorist attack in their towns and cities. My personal fears were put to rest this August when I heard Senator Ted Cruz speak at the Nessah Synagogue in...
  • Putin stews over lack of sympathy for Russia’s downed jet

    12/01/2015 12:56:43 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    National Post ^ | December 1, 2015 | Kelly McParland
    Already suffering under sanctions imposed on Russia in the wake of previous adventures, Russians will now be forced to endure additional strictures after Vladimir Putin issued a weekend directive slashing business ties with Turkey. Putin is said to be "incandescent" that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't seen fit to apologize for the downing of a Russian jet that Ankara says violated Turkish air space. He refuses to take calls from Erdogan, has ignored a request to meet in Paris at the UN emissions summit, and vows that Turks will be made to suffer. Tourist packages and charter flights to...
  • Vacuity: Have we reached rock bottom?

    12/01/2015 12:54:30 PM PST · by ebb tide · 5 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 12/01/15 | New Catholic
    Picture the dialogue: Roman Judea, circa A.D. 29: "Master, is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for any cause?" Our Lord Jesus Christ: "There's hunger in Judea, so I won't answer that." Two thousand years of Church, of the highest intellectual and devotional and artistic achievements in the history of mankind, and all the Holy Roman Church can accomplish now is this utter vacuity? That moral judgments cannot be made "when there are people dying because of a lack of water and hunger"? Hunger somewhere has always been the predicament of mankind -- this means moral...
  • Radio ads hit Iowa: 'Politicians like Ted Cruz are the worst kind'

    12/01/2015 12:52:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 44 replies
    Ted Cruz is under attack. The Texas senator's rise in Iowa presidential surveys has attracted criticism from all sides. America's Renewable Future, a bipartisan political group with the support of ethanol and agricultural industry workers, unleashed new digital and radio ads attacking Cruz in Iowa. The senator's opposition to ethanol mandates has drawn the ire of ARF, whose ads claim that Cruz's policy proposals "threaten rural Iowa and thousands of jobs." "Politicians like Ted Cruz are the worst kind: Hypocrites," the ad says. "There are millions of reasons Ted Cruz supports Big Oil instead of Iowa farmers. Call politician Ted...
  • Are the polls overstating Trump's support?

    12/01/2015 12:51:28 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 30 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/1/2015 | David M. Drucker
    Donald Trump's lead in public opinion polling could have a soft underbelly, leaving him more vulnerable than the numbers might suggest. The New York real estate mogul and reality television star paces the field of Republican presidential candidates nationally, garnering an average of 35.1 in the Huffington Post polling tracker. Rounding out the top four candidates are retired pediatric neurosurgeon Ben Carson, with 13.9 percent and Sens. Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, with 12.6 percent and 11.4 percent, respectively. But use the site's custom filter to remove surveys conducted via the Internet, Interactive Voice Response, a...
  • Obama confident Democrats will retain White House (But Obama lies all the time!)

    12/01/2015 12:50:08 PM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 31 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | 12/01/15 | Greg Robb
    Asked about how the U.S. could commit to environmental action if a Republican were to succeed him, President Barack Obama on Tuesday said he was confident that Democrats would retain the White House. “I am anticipating a Democrat succeeding me,” Obama said at a press conference in Paris at the end of a conference on climate change. “I am confident in the wisdom of the American people on that front,” he added. The latest polls lend some credence to Obama’s prediction. The RealClearPolitics average of national polls has former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton leading the Republican front-runner, businessman Donald...
  • George Lucas Explains Why Greedo Shoots Han Solo First in Star Wars (in revised edition)

    12/01/2015 12:46:37 PM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Time ^ | November 30, 2015 | James Hibberd
    Deep inside a compelling Washington Post profile of George Lucas is the Star Wars creator defending perhaps his most infamous bit of Special Edition tinkering: having Greedo shoot Han Solo first rather than the scruffy-looking smuggler taking a pre-emptive action.
  • What About Drudge?

    12/01/2015 12:42:43 PM PST · by toomanylaws · 57 replies
    none | 12/1/2015 | me
    Is it just me or do others wonder what the Drudge Report is up to? It seems like so many headlines and stories are more Hollywood BS and other unimportant things, than any relevant information that concerned people would care about. Did Drudge turn into Nero just fiddling while Rome (the rest of the world) burns? One of the first sites (also Free Republic) I go to is Drudge, but unfortunately it is not usually not very important.
  • Shell Chemical has more plans for Gulf Coast growth, Geismar GM says

    12/01/2015 12:39:57 PM PST · by thackney · 1 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jordan Blum
    The general manager for a Royal Dutch Shell petrochemical plant in Louisiana said the company is committed to expanding its business along the Gulf Coast, with demand in Asia and the United States projected to continue growing. Houston-based Shell Chemical said Monday that the company will expand the petrochemical complex in Geismar, Louisiana to produce more chemicals used in plastics, industrial oils and drilling fluids as part of a $717 million investment. "It's a pretty big deal in our chemicals business. Our view is this project will be very profitable for Shell," Gesimar General Manager Rhoman Hardy said in an...
  • Anonymous publishes details of 'ISIS recruiters' and takes down 5,500 Twitter accounts

    Shadowy hacking group steps up cyber-conflict by revealing names and addresses of ISIS zealots Anonymous publishes details of 'ISIS recruiters' and takes down 5,500 Twitter accounts Shadowy hacking group steps up cyber-conflict by revealing names and addresses of suspected ISIS zealots Twitter/@GhostSecPI Cyber war: Anonymous says ISIS released instructions to protect its supporters from being hacked Cyber war: Anonymous has vowed to wipe ISIS off the internet Anonymous has begun publishing names and addresses of alleged ISIS recruiters. The masked hacking group declared war against the Islamic State in the wake of the Paris attacks, vowing to silence extremist propaganda...
  • Cruz Cruises to Second In GOP Power Ranking

    12/01/2015 12:34:50 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 12/1/2015 | Caleb Howe
    USA Today has released its GOP Power Rankings today, and for the first time in the 14 weeks of the ranking this cycle, Ted Cruz is solidly in second place behind Donald Trump. The ranking is derived by polling political experts, and the purpose is to determine which candidate has the strongest position/campaign. Here's the skinny from USA Today: "The biggest news of the week was Ted Cruz's surge in Iowa," said Emory University professor Andra Gillespie. "One of the interesting features of this cycle has been the crowded evangelical field, where no one candidate has dominated and (Donald) Trump...
  • Scrapping 150 projects, Big Oil could become "structurally impaired"

    12/01/2015 12:34:08 PM PST · by thackney · 14 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | December 1, 2015 | Collin Eaton
    Blindsided by a brutal downturn, oil companies have scuttled plans for scores of costly energy projects in an industry-wide retreat that could wipe out 19 million barrels from the world's daily regimen of hydrocarbons over the next few years, a new report says. Oil companies have canceled or delayed final investment decisions on about 150 projects that are tied to 125 billion barrels of oil equivalent, which could stay underground for several years longer than expected amid a steep drop in crude prices, energy investment bank Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. said Tuesday. "By not sanctioning projects today, you're putting...
  • Polish government to pay families to have more children

    12/01/2015 12:25:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 3:17 PM EST
    Poland's new government has approved a program of family bonuses that is intended to reverse the declining birth rate. The government of Prime Minister Beata Szydlo on Tuesday approved a program under which families will get monthly bonuses of 500 zlotys ($124) for every child beyond the first. The poorest families will be receiving bonuses for all children. ...
  • The Planned Parenthood Shooting and Anti-Christian Hysteria

    12/01/2015 12:23:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Michael Brown
    As expected, no sooner had blood been spilled at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado than accusations of "Christian terrorism" began to fly across the internet, despite the fact that: 1) no motive had been announced; 2) there was no hint of a connection between the murderer and any pro-life organization; and 3) pro-life leaders immediately denounced the killings as soon as the news was released. In the words of Jason Benham, posting on Twitter, "True pro-lifers care about all life, including employees and clients of #PlannedParenthood. Praying for those in #ColoradoSpringsShooting." Or, as stated by Tony Perkins of the...
  • Viral Conservative YouTube Star Renounces Conservatism

    12/01/2015 12:21:08 PM PST · by T-Bird45 · 49 replies
    TPM ^ | 11/30/15 | Caitlin Cruz
    CJ Pearson, the 13-year-old viral YouTube star made famous for his rants against President Barack Obama, has renounced conservatism, according to a Friday interview with CNN. Pearson told the network in an email that the GOP's stance on racial and gender disparity compelled him to change. "I was tired of being a champion of a party that turned a blind eye to racial discrimination," Pearson told CNN. "Tired of being a champion of any cause that denies equal rights to every American. Tired of being a champion of a party that doesn't care about the issues important to young people."...
  • Israel to begin enlisting HIV-positive soldiers

    12/01/2015 12:18:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 3:14 PM EST | Tia Goldenberg
    The Israeli military said Tuesday it will begin enlisting soldiers who are HIV-positive, in a policy shift putting the country at the forefront of military inclusivity toward people with the virus that causes AIDS. Military service in Israel is compulsory for Jews, but until now people with HIV were automatically deemed unfit to serve for medical reasons. ...
  • US Marine Found Guilty of Killing Transgender Filipino

    12/01/2015 12:13:45 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 82 replies
    Military.com ^ | December 1, 2015 | Teresa Cerojano and Jim Gomez
    A Philippine court on Tuesday convicted a U.S. Marine of killing a Filipino last year after he discovered she was a transgender woman in a hotel in the Philippines while he was on a break after participating in joint military exercises in the country. Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted of homicide by first strangling Jennifer Laude and then dunking her head into a toilet bowl in the hotel they had checked into after meeting in a disco bar in Olongapo city, northwest of Manila. He was sentenced to 6-12 years in jail, with time already spent in detention...
  • Iraqi Shi'ite militias pledge to fight U.S. forces if deployed

    12/01/2015 12:12:39 PM PST · by Mariner · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 1st, 2015 | by Ahmed Rasheed
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Powerful Iraqi Shi'ite Muslim armed groups on Tuesday rejected and pledged to fight any deployment of U.S. forces to the country after the United States said it was sending an elite special operations unit to combat Islamic State. Defense Secretary Ash Carter offered few details on the new "expeditionary" group, but said it would be larger than the roughly 50 U.S. special operations troops being sent to Syria to fight the ultra-hardline Sunni militants there. A U.S. defense official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the new force will be based in Iraq. "We will chase and...
  • Any watch WWE RAW last night?

    12/01/2015 12:03:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 16 replies
    12-01-2015 | Me
    If so, before the Reign's/Sheamus match, did anyone see the sign that fan was holding up that read "pray for liberals?" I'm not sure what he meant by the sign. Did he mean pray for them as they are a lost cause or pray for them as he supported them? In any case, was funny.
  • Congressman Calls for Investigation into Cuomo Administration after $265 Million “Disappears”

    12/01/2015 12:00:42 PM PST · by rightistight · 23 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 12/1/15 | Aurelius
    Congressman Chris Gibson of New York is calling for an investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration after learning hundreds of millions of dollars in loans went to Health Republic, an insurance co-op that lasted only two years, and which caused 215,000 New Yorkers to lose their insurance. Health Republic was founded in 2013 with $265 Million in federal loans. It soon became one of the largest health insurance cooperatives in the United States. Now it is no more after New York regulators discovered massive deficits in Health Republic's books. Originally ordered to close by December 31, regulators had to bump...
  • Doomsday revisited: will warming deprive us of oxygen?

    12/01/2015 11:57:05 AM PST · by PROCON · 35 replies
    AFP ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 | Mariëtte Le Roux
    Paris (AFP) - Global warming has triggered an array of apocalyptic scenarios for future generations, from worsening drought, storms and floods to melted ice sheets and rising seas.Now a new study, published Tuesday and coinciding with the UN climate talks in Paris, adds to the grim tableau: the risk that warming at the far end of the scale could rob our planet of oxygen. "We have identified another possible consequence of ... global warming that can potentially be more dangerous than all others," say a pair of scientists from Britain's University of Leicester.
  • Demand for farm loans surges amid low crop, cattle prices

    12/01/2015 11:56:56 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 1, 2015 2:54 PM EST | Roxana Hegeman
    The nation's net farm income is the lowest since 2002, and with another year of low commodity prices, demand for agriculture loans is surging as farmers struggle to make ends meet. [...] Agricultural lenders say they are seeing people who had operating loans requesting larger ones, and some who had operated with cash are borrowing money. But it's unlikely the current run on loans will be anything like the farm credit crisis of the 1980s, when those who survived the significant year-to-year losses were without large debts to repay. ...
  • The Forerunner...Luke's Nativity pt 2

    12/01/2015 11:54:48 AM PST · by pastorbillrandles
    12-02-15 | Bill Randles
    And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be...
  • Hypocrisy: will you house a Syrian refugee?

    12/01/2015 11:50:40 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/24/15
    For IN the NOW with Anissa Naouai, The Resident hits the streets of Washington Square Park in New York City to ask people: will you sign up to take a Syrian refugee into your home?