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  • Badaber Uprising. Soviet intervention in Afghanistan (30 years ago this day).

    04/26/2015 5:24:14 AM PDT · by Paid_Russian_Troll
    The Badaber uprising (26 - 27 April 1985, Badaber, Pakistan) was an armed rebellion by Soviet and Afghan prisoners of war who were being held at the Badaber fortress near Peshawar, Pakistan. The prisoners fought the Pakistan army and the Afghan Mujahideen of the Jamiat-e Islami party in an unsuccessful attempt to escape. All the prisoners were killed in the ensuing siege and the fortress was destroyed. The Badaber fortress, 24 km south of Peshawar, was a military training centre of the Afghan Mujahideen who opposed Soviet presence in Afghanistan. The Mujahideen were trained by military instructors from the United...
  • Reaganite's SUNDAY FUNNIES

    04/26/2015 4:57:53 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 April 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 26 April 2015

    04/26/2015 4:49:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 9 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 26 April 2015 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 26th, 2015 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Peter Schweizer, author of a book about the Clinton family foundation.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Gov. Asa Hutchinson, R-Ark.; David Boies and Ted Olson, the lawyers who argued before the Supreme Court for overturning a California proposition that banned same-sex marriage.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; New York Police Commissioner William Bratton and the deputy commissioner for intelligence and counterterrorism, John Miller; Evan Wolfson, president of Freedom to Marry; Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.THIS WEEK...
  • Global-Warming Guacamole

    04/26/2015 4:41:04 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    NRO ^ | 24 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    That California’s catastrophic drought is a result of global warming has become a commonplace of contemporary political rhetoric. That truism isn’t true: Most scientific accounts of California’s current dry spell link recent low precipitation to naturally occurring atmospheric cycles, not to global warming. Indeed, most of the global-warming models relied upon by those advocating more-invasive environmental policies predict that warming would leave California with wetter winters — winter precipitation being critical to the snowpack-dependent state — rather than the drier winters at the root of the state’s current water crisis. What some studies do suggest is that warmer temperatures make...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(4/26/15)[Prayer]

    04/26/2015 4:39:50 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 4/26/15 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Saul New International Version (NIV) 18 After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself. 2 From that day Saul kept David with him and did not let him return home to his family. 3 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. 4 Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt. 5 Whatever mission Saul sent him on,...
  • TRUMAN OPENS WORLD SECURITY PARLEY; RUSSIANS ENCIRCLE BERLIN, CROSS ELBE; 3D NEAR AUSTRIA (4/26/45)

    04/26/2015 4:35:34 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 8 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 4/26/45 | James B. Reston, C.L. Sulzberger, Drew Middleton, Sydney Gruson, Gladwin Hill, Daniel T. Brigham
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  • The Thought Police and the Swastika

    04/26/2015 4:29:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | Kevin Williamson
    When tyranny arrives on these shores, it isn’t going to start off looking like something out of George Orwell — it’s going to look a lot like college, which is why the sort of people who twice made Barack Obama president of these United States will welcome it. George Washington University (“the Harvard of safety schools,” as alumnus Dan Foster calls it) has a swastika problem. This goes back a ways. In 2007, a Jewish student, Sarah Marshak, reported that her dorm-room door had been defaced with swastikas, and she complained that the university was doing too little to investigate....
  • Archbishop Kurtz on March for Marriage: Sacrament is much more than "adult friendship"

    04/26/2015 4:14:48 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies
    cna ^ | April 25, 2015 | Adelaide Mena
    Crowds hold signs in defense of traditional marriage at the March for Marriage in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Credit: Adelaide Mena/CNA Washington D.C., Apr 25, 2015 / 02:59 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A diverse crowd of thousands of people from across the U.S. gathered in front of the US Capitol to speak and stand in defense of marriage on Saturday. “We have too long taken for granted the gift of marriage as the union of one man and one woman,” Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. and President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops told CNA. The Archbishop cautioned that...
  • A beautiful morning for church

    04/26/2015 3:59:07 AM PDT · by knarf · 6 replies
    The Holy Spirir ^ | April 26, 2015 | knarf
    Another day to go and hear from Dad ...
  • Crony Capitalists Strike Again

    04/26/2015 3:52:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4/26/15 | Bruce Bialosky
    There are not many things mainstream Republicans have in common with Elizabeth Warren leftists other than their mutual disdain for crony capitalism. The main difference here is that the Left mistakenly believes that these people who feed at the trough of government are actually Republicans. The Left beds down politically with these affluent bloodsuckers while they live in disdain of the Koch Brothers who take no government support. These crony capitalists have struck again and this time they will live to regret it.The issue that duped these supposed capitalists was what has been branded as “net neutrality.” This is another...
  • VIDEO: RT Producer Robbed On Camera While Filming Baltimore Riots

    04/26/2015 3:47:06 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/26/15 | Caleb Howe
    A producer for Ruptly, a video news service run by RT (formerly Russia Today), was robbed on camera while filming the violent protests in Baltimore overnight. The dramatic video shows the female victim first surrounded and harassed by a group of youths, who rapidly grow bolder reaching out at her, all the while hurling a stream of vulgarity and ranting about the police. She is then clearly physically attacked by the group. As the video stabilizes you see that the producer is chasing the thieves down the street trying to retrieve her stolen bag before the intervention of the...
  • On the Stump, Jeb Bush Seeks to Keep Calm, Carry On (Walker hater hearts Jeb)

    04/26/2015 3:47:03 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 1 replies
    usnews.com ^ | March 9, 2015 | David Catanese
    Jeb Bush drifted into the room to a smattering of claps compelled by his aides – sporadic applause that quickly evaporated into the ether once he paused for an autograph. (SNIP) After his remarks, 24-year-old Eddie Failor approached Bush to commend him for hanging tough on immigration reform, another issue that’s raised the ire of conservatives. “Unlike some candidates recently in the news, he hasn’t backed down from what he believes on the issue,” Failor told U.S. News after his exchange, declining to name names.
  • Faith turns Christians into terrorist targets

    04/26/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    WISW ^ | 4/24/15
    Several of the world's worst terrorist groups, like ISIS and Al-Shabaab, aim to create societies governed by strict, distorted versions of Sharia law. That means anyone who doesn't subscribe to such extremist views are enemies and in danger -- Christians included. Of course, Christians aren't the only ones who have suffered at the hands of such organizations. For example, most victims of ISIS are fellow Muslims who refuse to go along with the ISIS worldview and ruthless tactics. Still, there's ample evidence that Christians have been targeted. The latest came Friday, when an Italian prosecutor revealed that a network of...
  • As usual, ribbing is the main entree at correspondents' dinner

    04/26/2015 3:36:29 AM PDT · by equaviator · 7 replies
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama took a few humorous shots at the 2016 presidential field and at the news media — and a few at his own image — in his annual comic turn at Saturday's White House Correspondents' Association dinner. "I am determined to make the most of every moment I have left" of his second term, the president quipped in a line that drew laughter and a few startled reactions. "My advisers asked, 'Mr. President, do you have a bucket list. And I said, 'Well, I have something that rhymes with bucket list.' " The annual celebrity-politico meet-up...
  • Where the Left and Islam Intersect

    04/26/2015 3:22:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 4/26/15 | J. Robert Smith
    Curious how the godless left and Islam share a critical aim. They both wish to subjugate infidels, though how infidel is defined differs. But who the infidels are isn’t. We are, of course, the infidels. We of western virtues and values. We who hold to Judeo-Christian beliefs. We’re obstacles to glorious futures for both. Both want us consigned to dhimmitude. Yes, dhimmitude. That’s second class status, with tribute being paid for the privilege. Marked differences and tensions exist between the left and Islam, to be sure. But is the left using Islam for its ends, and Islam -- for the...
  • How the Sierra Club’s Lexus Liberals’ Agenda Hurts Poor Americans

    04/26/2015 3:20:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 4/25/15 | Stephen Moore
    Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Elizabeth Warren and the whole gang of Democratic leaders claim that one of their highest priorities is to lift up the middle class and reduce the income gap between rich and poor. That goal collides with what they admit is their very highest priority: stopping climate change. Their agenda is driven by the millionaire and billionaire Democratic donors who make the party possible. But the agenda also involves making energy, home heating, transportation and just about everything else less efficient and more expensive to the middle class and poor. The people who lose their jobs when...
  • Cruz warns of 'liberal fascism' targeting Christians

    04/26/2015 3:07:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/15 | Mark Hensch
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Saturday said Democrats had gone to extremes in their persecution of Christians. “Today’s Democratic Party has decided there is no room for Christians in today’s Democratic Party,” he said at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition summit in Waukee, Iowa. “There is a liberal fascism that is going after Christian believers,” the 2016 GOP presidential candidate continued. “It is heartbreaking,” Cruz argued. “But it is so extreme, it is waking people up.” Cruz said same-sex marriage had produced rabid zealotry in Democratic ranks. This ideology, he argued, was excluding people of faith. “Today’s Democratic Party...
  • A New Degree in Architecture, Computers or Health Is Worth More Than Decades of Job Experience

    04/26/2015 2:59:36 AM PDT · by iowamark · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/19/2015 | Josh Zumbrun
    Freshly minted college graduates who majored in fields like architecture, business, computers, statistics, engineering and health can expect to start jobs where they earn more than high school graduates with decades of experience.That’s the finding of a new report from Georgetown University‘s Center on Education and the Workforce, which dives into the varying career outcomes for graduates in different college majors. The report underscores both the size of the premium for higher education in the U.S. labor market and the even larger premium that accrues to graduates with select areas of expertise.“Back in the day, especially in the 1970s, the...
  • Bill de Blasio tells Dems Walker won in Wisconsin by peddling falsehoods

    04/26/2015 2:27:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Wisconsin Politics ^ | April 26, 2015 | Kay Nolan
    MILWAUKEE -- New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday night Gov. Scott Walker has won elections in Wisconsin by "peddling a series of falsehoods," but has to be taken seriously in his bid for the presidency because he presents himself in a likable way. De Blasio spent a good portion of a nearly 40-minute speech at the Democratic Party of Wisconsin’s Founders Day Gala talking about Walker. “He told you teachers were the enemy. He told you that unions were the problem. He told you that up was down and down was up in so many ways, and in...
  • Apple Won’t Always Rule. Just Look at IBM.

    04/26/2015 1:50:56 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | APRIL 25, 2015 | By JEFF SOMMER
    Apple can’t grow like this forever. No company can. In a few short years, Apple has become the biggest company on the planet by market value — so big that it dwarfs every other one on the stock market. It dominates the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index as no other company has in 30 years. Apple’s market capitalization — the value of all of the shares of its stock — is more than $758 billion, greater than any other company’s. Yet the Wall Street consensus is that Apple is still having a growth spurt. In fact, if Apple’s watches, phones,...
  • Little Boy (Movie Review)

    04/26/2015 1:24:46 AM PDT · by walkinginthedesert · 7 replies
    Alejandro Monteverde and Eduardo Verastegui have produced and directed another great Catholic and family centered movie. This movie should be watched and enjoyed by all families. Little Boy is a movie about Pepper Flynt Busbee "Little Boy" (Jakob Salvati) who is often harassed and bullied by most of his peers, and which the whole town is soon harassing as well, based on his petite nature. It is only his father, James Busbee (Michael Rapaport) who is his only real companion and friend. James Busbee is however soon drafted to the military to fight in the Second World War, as London...
  • Republican Hopefuls Play Up Religious Faith at Iowa Gathering

    04/26/2015 1:24:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Heather Haddon
    ".....In contrast to a Republican summit in New Hampshire last week, Saturday’s event was largely devoid of attacks on the national Common Core education standards and overhauling entitlement programs. There were far fewer references to tax policy, trade or regulation. Instead, speakers gave full-throated endorsements of their religious beliefs and the role Christianity has played in shaping American values. Speaking at an evangelical church with a large wooden cross near the stage, would-be candidates detailed the role of faith in their life, quoted Biblical passages and gave personal anecdotes about the power of prayer. Mr. Jindal opened his speech by...
  • USCG: one boater rescued, four remain missing in Mobile Bay [regatta capizes by weather]

    04/26/2015 1:23:48 AM PDT · by topher · 1 replies
    Fox News TV 10 Mobile ^ | Posted: Apr 25, 2015 7:25 PM CST | By Liz Kuy, FOX10 Digital Executive Producer
    MOBILE, AL (WALA) - One boater was rescued, but four were still missing as the United States Coast Guard searched the waters of Mobile Bay after sailing vessels participating in a Dauphin Island sailing regatta capsized during a storm. The Coast Guard Sector Mobile received the report at approximately 4:30 p.m. Saturday that the regatta was struck by severe weather causing multiple vessels to capsize and leaving multiple people on the water. The United States Coast Guard said 200 people were on 119 boats during the 57th annual iteration of the Dauphin Island Race.
  • KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK

    04/26/2015 1:03:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2015-04-26 | Fox News
    - BREAKING NEWS - KATHMANDU REGION HIT WITH MAGNITUDE 6.7 AFTERSHOCK [No further details, yet.]
  • America's Soft Police State

    04/26/2015 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Today Americans live in a soft police state. We may not sense its severity and doom like runaway slaves or Anne Frank, but the freedoms of the greatest number of Americans have never been more threatened and violated institutionally -- both openly and secretively -- by our own government. The Fourth Amendment, which is the law limiting government power to search and seize our persons and most private property, has been gutted by executive and administrative actions, Congress, and the courts -- the very bodies that were supposed to enforce it on government. This American Bill of Right is based...
  • Baltimore Erupts into Wild Violence and Chaos

    04/26/2015 12:40:21 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 37 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 26, 2015 | Breitbart
    BALTIMORE, Maryland — Racial protests supposed to be peaceful quickly turned into violent riots on Saturday evening, closing down the city of Baltimore for some time—and creating a panic for thousands of people as just 50 miles away elites in Washington partied with President Barack Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Personally, I wasn’t supposed to be on the job tonight as a reporter. After a long news week and as several of my contemporaries lived high on the hog down in D.C. at the so-called “Nerd Prom,” me and my brother left D.C. to go see our Boston...
  • It Turns Out the Gridlock Was All About Harry Reid

    04/26/2015 12:18:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2015
    Here’s a story you haven’t seen for a while: Congress is working — well, sort of. Better than it had for the previous six years, anyway. The difference? Harry Reid is no longer running the Senate — and Republican Mitch McConnell has made the place far less dysfunctional. Just last week, the Senate cast breakthrough votes on a sex-trafficking bill and the confirmation of attorney-general nominee Loretta Lynch.
  • Jeb Bush power-lunches at the ‘21’ Club

    04/26/2015 12:08:10 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    New York Post ^ | April 25, 2015 | Stephanie Smith
    Jeb Bush had a paleo-friendly power luncheon at the ‘21’ Club Friday afternoon during a New York fund-raising trip. The presumptive GOP presidential candidate has reportedly lost a whopping 30 pounds in the run-up to an expected campaign run.
  • Scott Walker, prosecutors trade pointed swipes on John Doe

    04/25/2015 11:59:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2015 | By Patrick Marley
    In a swing through the crucial presidential state of Iowa this weekend,Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took the rare step of lashing out at prosecutors who had probed his campaign by questioning whether their tactics were constitutional.In an equally unusual turn,prosecutors fired back by calling Walker's comments inaccurate,offensive and defamatory—with Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm suggesting Walker could be criminally charged for lying. They said Walker should call for the release of sealed court records so the public could know more about the investigation and raids on people's homes,but Walker gave that notion little heed....The state Supreme Court is now...
  • [VIDEO] Malik Obama interviewed by Director Joel Gilbert (Dreams from My Real Father)

    04/25/2015 11:54:07 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150422 | Joel Gilbert
    In this "tell all" interview with Director Joel Gilbert, Malik Obama, the "half-brother" of President Obama, reveals his pain and confusion over Barack's shunning of his Kenyan family after becoming President. Malik provides a stunning take on the film, Dreams from My Real Father, stating "Frank Marshall Davis and Barack look alike" and adds that Barack does not look like his father. Malik says he would like a DNA test so the truth can come come out. Malik also states that Barack is "deceptive" and "has not been an honest man.” In the interview, Malik displays an early manuscript he...
  • Canadian town finally admits ‘Land of Rape and Honey’ is not a good slogan

    04/25/2015 11:36:42 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Metro [UK] ^ | 22 Apr 2015 | Oliver Wheaton
    Many towns have questionable names, as the people of Twatt, in Scotland can attest, however surely town slogans are easier to change than town names? This may be why the people from Tisdale, in Saskatchewan, Canada, are finally admitting the fact that their town slogan, ‘The Land of Rape and Honey’, needs updating.Rather than sexual assault, the slogan cites the harvesting of rapeseed which was a large part of the town’s economy many years ago.However, after witnessing hundreds of giggling travellers stopping by the town’s signs to take humorous pictures, Tisdale’s Economic Development Office have created an online survey asking residents if...
  • Curtis Mayfield Estate Gears Up for Soul Icon's 60th Anniversary

    04/25/2015 11:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Billbpoard ^ | Gail Mitchell
    The man behind such classics as "Keep on Pushing" and "Superfly" will be the focus of upcoming projects, including new recordings, DVDs & memorabilia. Curtis Mayfield’s storied music career will mark its 60th anniversary next year. To celebrate the occasion -- and Mayfield’s still influential legacy -- the late soul icon’s estate is ramping up multiple projects. The slate includes a website, new recordings, merchandise, DVDs and a documentary. “It’s taken some time to put things in order,” says Altheida Mayfield, Mayfield's widow. “Now it’s time to celebrate and re-evaluate his legacy; to let him touch people’s hearts again. But...
  • Another coyote caught in Manhattan as police track down critter in Battery Park City: officials

    04/25/2015 11:26:03 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 32 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | April 25, 2015 | CAITLIN NOLAN
    Police caught another not-so-wily coyote Saturday morning in lower Manhattan after a nearly hour-long pursuit, officials said. The critter was first spotted around 7:30 a.m. in Battery Park City, police said. Cops quickly responded, chasing after the fast-moving critter on foot and in police cruisers, authorities said. The coyote was eventually cornered near a cafe at North Cove Marina about an hour after being first spotted, cops said. Police shot the animal with tranquilizer darts, placed it in a cage and brought it to Animal Care & Control’s East Harlem facility. It is unclear if the coyote captured Saturday was...
  • Mexican Cartels Try to Create a Market for Meth in New York City

    04/25/2015 11:12:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 4/21/15 | VICTORIA BEKIEMPIS
    Law enforcement agencies have long wondered why methamphetamine, which ravaged so many American communities from the 1990s until the mid-2000s, didn’t take hold in New York City. Because the New York City metropolitan area is the largest illegal drug market in the country, and because demand has been so high elsewhere in the U.S., the city’s law enforcement for decades “has always been anticipating a meth outbreak,” explains James Hunt, special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New York Division. “We’ve just never seen it take off to the same degree,” Hunt tells Newsweek. Try Newsweek for only...
  • Israeli planes strike targets in Syria, Arab media report

    04/25/2015 11:11:23 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    LATimes ^ | 25 Apr 2015 | BATSHEVA SOBELMAN
    Israeli warplanes struck military targets in Syria early Saturday, according to media reports that were not confirmed by Israeli or Syrian officials. According to Arab media and pro-opposition sources in Syria, the strikes targeted several bases belonging to Syrian missile brigades in the mountainous Qalamoun region near the Syrian-Lebanese border. The targets reportedly were Syrian army brigades said to keep long-range missiles and other strategic weaponry...
  • Girl Who Battled Cancer Is Dismissed for Missing School

    04/25/2015 11:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2015
    A 12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down. As CBS affiliate WWMT reports, the letter addressed concerns regarding Rose's attendance and academic performance, and stated that Rose had been dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School. "I didn't do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me," Rose said. screen-shot-2015-04-24-at-11-24-21-am.png Rose McGrath WWMT Rose has been with the...
  • Mitch McConnell Builds Case for 2016

    04/25/2015 11:04:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/22/15 | Alexander Bolton
    Mitch McConnell is building the case that this Senate is much more productive than the last one. The Kentucky Republican, who ascended to majority leader after repeatedly ripping the Democratic-led Senate as “dysfunctional,” has to show that the GOP can govern. If he falls short of that goal, Democrats will likely win back Senate control in 2016. McConnell and his Republican conference got off to a rocky start to the year as they bickered with House GOP lawmakers, most notably over tying funding for the Department of Homeland Security to immigration policy. But now, Senate Republicans are on a bit...
  • Ted Cruz @Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit

    04/25/2015 11:03:06 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 2 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | April 25 2016 | Ted Cruz
    Ted Cruz remarks to the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Spring Summit.
  • Schlafly warns America 'may be at a breaking point already'

    04/25/2015 11:01:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 26, 2015
    Expected surge of immigrants to push U.S. to 'European model of state control'Only eight short years from now, immigrants will make up a record-high 14.8 percent of the total U.S. population, and longtime conservative leader Phyllis Schlafly views the rising tide of newcomers as a purposeful attack on the country. By the nation’s own president. “It’s deliberate,” Schlafly told WND in an interview. “It’s not any accident. It’s because Obama and his friends are letting all these people in who don’t want to be Americans, who don’t want to speak English.” The Census Bureau projected last month that the U.S....
  • Woman Misdiagnosed With Cerebral Palsy Gets Cure After 33 Years

    04/25/2015 10:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 22, 2015 | Paula Cohen
    Jean Sharon Abbott spent nearly all of her life believing she had an incurable condition that left her feeling "trapped" in her own body -- unaware that many of her symptoms could be easily treated with a pill. The 38-year-old Minnesota mother of three was diagnosed as a child with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy, a neurological disorder that appears early in life and permanently disrupts the brain's ability to control movement and balance. For more than three decades, Abbott says she suffered from debilitating symptoms. "I could barely move my arms or legs to due to the...
  • Texas trade group heads to Cuba (et tu, Texas?)

    04/25/2015 10:45:35 PM PDT · by balch3 · 12 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | April 25, 2015 | AP
    DALLAS (AP) — A Texas delegation is arriving in Cuba with hopes of building a front-of-the-line position for renewed trade with the Caribbean nation long isolated by a U.S. embargo. The Dallas Morning News (http://bit.ly/1IX4MDi ) reports the delegation landing in Havana on Sunday is the first Texas has sent to Cuba since the U.S. and the communist island nation agreed to restore diplomatic relations. Texas industries with potential to expand trade with Cuba include agriculture, airlines, oil, technology and tourism, said Cynthia Thomas, president of the Dallas-based consulting firm Tri Dimension Strategies and leader of the delegation. "The last...
  • "One Name, One Flock, One Shepherd" (Sermon, Fourth Sunday of Easter; Acts 4:1-12, John 10:11-18)

    04/25/2015 10:44:09 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | April 26, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “One Name, One Flock, One Shepherd” (Acts 4:1-12; John 10:11-18)Today is the Fourth Sunday of Easter, also known as “Good Shepherd Sunday,” the day in the church year every year when the propers--that is, the various parts of the service--revolve around Jesus as our Good Shepherd. The Holy Gospel is always a portion of John 10, in which Jesus calls himself the Good Shepherd. The Psalm is always the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my shepherd.” The Hymn of the Day, which we just sang, is “The King of Love My Shepherd Is.” And so on. This theme of the...
  • Mattel Dumps "SeaWorld Trainer Barbie" Amid Animal Rights Backlash

    04/25/2015 10:42:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Saturday, Apr 25, 2015
    “SeaWorld Trainer Barbie” is going to need to freshen up her resume. A Mattel spokesperson has confirmed that the company has ceased production of the doll and the rest of its SeaWorld-related merchandise. "We're not making the doll anymore," Alex Clark told NBC News. "Consumers may find it on retail shelves but we are not shipping and not producing the doll." Clark didn’t name a specific motivation behind the move. "A number of factors go into a decision like that," he said. "Their licensing deal expired and we've elected not to renew it." However, Mattel’s decision follows a growing backlash...
  • USS Midway Marks Vietnam War Anniversary With Exhibits, Ceremonies

    04/25/2015 10:33:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Friday, Apr 24, 2015 | Bridget Naso
    Vietnam veterans from around the country are in San Diego to mark the 40th anniversary of the Vietnam War on April 30. On Friday, many took private tours of USS Midway and were able to see locations that are off limits to the general public. Veteran Pete Dunn, who is making his first return to the ship since the war, said the experience took them back to 1975. “It just brought back so many memories of being in that hot fire room," he said. The minimum temperature was like 120.” On Sunday, a commemorative event will be held to mark...
  • Google Executive Identified in Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/25/2015 10:27:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Vince Cestone
    A Google executive has been confirmed dead in an avalanche at Mount Everest triggered by a massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake in Nepal, the Mountain View internet company said. Google issued a statement Saturday confirming the death of Google "X" privacy executive Dan Fredinburg. "Sadly, we lost one of our own in this tragedy," the statement said in part. "Dan Fredinburg a long-time member of the Privacy organization in Mountain View, was in Nepal with three other Googlers, hiking Mount Everest. He has passed away. The other three Googlers with him are safe and we are working to get them home quickly."...
  • John Galt Hates Ben Bernanke

    04/25/2015 10:24:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 3, 2015 | Paul Krugman
    Ah: I see that there was a Twitter exchange among Brad DeLong, James Pethokoukis, and others over why Republicans don’t acknowledge that Ben Bernanke helped the economy, and claim credit. Pethokoukis — who presumably gets to talk to quite a few Republicans from his perch at AEI — offers a fairly amazing explanation: B/c many view BB as enabling Obama’s spending and artificially propping up debt-heavy economy in need of Mellon-esque liquidation Yep: that dastardly Bernanke was preventing us from having a financial crisis, curse him. Actually, there’s a lot of evidence that this was an important part of the...
  • ‘Water Gandhi’ of India Turns Dust Bowls Into Lush Villages Using Ancient Ways

    04/25/2015 10:17:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Good News Network ^ | March 22, 2015 | Staff
    A $150,000 prize has been awarded to the “Water Gandhi of India” for his wildly successful work that turns abandoned, impoverished “dust bowls” into lush villages bustling with life again using an ancient method of rainwater harvesting. For teaching thousands of villagers in India’s most arid region how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize. 30 years ago, Singh went to the poverty-stricken state of Rajasthan with the aim of setting up health clinics. He was told by villagers, however, that their greatest...
  • Education Secretary: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core are Racist – “Feds Will Step In” If Opt

    04/25/2015 10:05:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 4/25/15 | Sundance
    Education Secretary Arnie Duncan is reminding parents in America “that all your children belong to them”. In a not-so-very veiled threat Secretary Duncan states the Federal Government will step in if parents continue to opt their children out of Common Core testing. (Via Doug Ross Journal) Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.” Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in...
  • Beijing eyes bigger arms exports after Pakistan deal, experts say

    04/25/2015 9:54:02 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 04/26/2015 | Angela Meng and Minnie Chan
    Vows by China and Pakistan to deepen security and defence ties will reinforce Beijing's ambitions to increase its arms exports, which could create unease among some countries in the region, especially India, security experts say. President Xi Jinping made his first state visit to Pakistan last week and met Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, with the sides agreeing to boost their partnership to "all-weather levels". The two nations also decided to step up dialogue between their armed forces, and expand cooperation in defence technology and production. Three weeks before Xi departed for the trip, Sharif approved a US$5 billion deal to...
  • CNN To Viewers: Check Twitter If You Want The News So Bad

    04/25/2015 9:39:09 PM PDT · by absentee · 23 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    http://youtu.be/AWpDxX5uDuU Twitter started buzzing just before the President spoke at tonight's White House Correspondents Dinner, claiming that CNN was telling their viewers who wanted the news, particularly about the rioting in Baltimore, that they could totally get that news. From, you know, Twitter. CNN Political Commentator Errol Louis addresses the elephant on the computer screen. "This is always about choices, right? I mean you know, you have to make a decision, what are you gonna do with this two hours of time. And we, you know, CNN made it's decisions, and is sticking to it's plan and so forth," says...