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    07/29/2016 9:43:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    The Tablet ^ | July 27, 2016 | Jonathan Luxmoore
    The more liberal Francis was always going to have a problem with Poland's more traditionalist Catholic hierarchy Poland plays a waiting game: how senior clergy are biding their time for a more conservative pope. The Polish bishops will have given Pope Francis a suitably polite welcome on his arrival in Krakow this week. But behind the scenes, they are determined to ignore most of what he says and sit out his papacy in the hope of getting a more conservative successor.
  • Ratings: Democratic Convention Down From RNC's Closing Night

    07/29/2016 9:39:51 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 15 replies ^ | 7/29/2016 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    The Big 3’s coverage of the Democratic National Convention on Thursday totaled 10.2 million viewers and a 2.5 demo rating, on par with Night 3 yet down from the RNC’s Night 4 (12.3 mil/2.6). The prelim numbers are also down sharply from broadcast-TV’s coverage of the closing night of the 2012 DNC (14.7 mil/4.1, where NBC started at 9/8c).
  • House surrounded in search for officer's killer [San Diego]

    07/29/2016 9:30:21 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 3 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Hernandez and Lyndsay Winkley
    SAN DIEGO — A police officer used a bullhorn to urge a man named Marcos to come out of a house on Epsilon Street just west of 41st Street. The officer said, "We're not going anywhere. It has been a really long night. I'm worried about you. I haven't heard from you for a while. "I need to hear from you. You need to talk to me. Your sister ... is really scared. What should I tell her? It's not fair to have your sister so worried about you." Officers fired repeated gas bombs into the home, which had an...
  • Keep It At Seventeen Inches

    07/29/2016 9:30:11 AM PDT · by Redwood71 · 5 replies
    2016 | Rusty Demeluis
    In Nashville, Tennessee, during the first week of January, 1996, more than 4,000 baseball coaches descended upon the Opryland Hotel for the 52nd annual ABCA convention. While I waited in line to register with the hotel staff, I heard other more veteran coaches rumbling about the lineup of speakers scheduled to present during the weekend. One name, in particular, kept resurfacing, always with the same sentiment — “John Scolinos is here? Oh man, worth every penny of my airfare.” Who, is John Scolinos, I wondered. No matter, I was just happy to be there. In 1996, Coach Scolinos was 78...
  • Ashley Judd On Trump: ‘He’s A Chest Gazer, A Breast Gazer

    07/29/2016 9:27:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 7/29/2016 | Katie Jerkovich
    Ashley Judd said every time she has spoken to Donald Trump he has spent more time looking at her chest than her face. In an interview with Jezebel, the 48-year-old actress talked about how she has known the Republican presidential nominee for more than 15 years through a friend and referred to Trump as a “chest gazer.” (RELATED:Why is Ashley Judd campaigning everywhere but Kentucky?)
  • Muslim Pervert Snatches 1-Year-Old Girl From Her Parents At Store And Sexually Assaults Her (tr)

    07/29/2016 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    In a disgusting exhibit of Islamic pedophilia, a Muslim man sexually assaulted a random 1-year-old girl right in front of her parents:  “The parents of a small one-year girl has reported a man for sexual harassment of their daughter. The girl and her parents were, according to South and Southern Police, inside the 2nd hand shop at Jomfrustien 24, when a strange man took the girl up and, according to the notification started, kissing and almost licking the child in the face. … The man is described as around 40 years and Middle Eastern-looking, and apparently he did not...
  • Marino de Medici: Turkey’s descent into one-man Islamic rule

    07/29/2016 9:19:45 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies ^ | Marino de Medici
    The dire dimensions of the punitive measures instituted by Erdogan are beyond any limit conceivable in a state ruled by law. Over 2,000 entities suspected of having ties with Gulen have been shut down, including fifteen universities, 19 labor unions, 1,043 private schools, 1,229 foundations and 35 hospitals and health institutions. The list of persons arrested is also beyond belief: No fewer than 8,000 military personnel, 2,000 magistrates and 1,500 policemen. In total, the number of individuals thrown in jail exceeds 80,000. A large number of them are academics. Education in Turkey has been decimated. Among others, 21,000 teachers from...
  • Hillary's Tax Plan Bad News For Bedridden Obama Economy

    07/29/2016 9:11:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Clinton handed Donald Trump the best campaign issue he could hope for this week, on a silver platter, and he ignored it. While Clinton was proposing a huge increase in capital gains taxes on investors, which would kill jobs and what little is left of the chronically weak Obama economy, Trump was urging his buddy, Russian thug Vladimir Putin, to step up his cyber-war on the U.S. to find Hillary's 30,000 deleted emails. Worse, Trump didn't respond negatively when a reporter asked him if he would recognize Putin's military seizure of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula as Russian territory....
  • Bank of Japan blames Brexit as it renews monetary stimulus

    07/29/2016 9:11:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 4 replies
    Guardian UK ^ | 29 July 2016 | Martin Farrar
    The Bank of Japan has announced a modest expansion of its monetary easing programme, blaming Britain’s decision to leave the European Union as the biggest uncertainty facing world markets. The central bank acknowledged government pressure for more action to drive the yen lower and help Japan’s legion of exporters, but stopped short of upping its bond purchases or cutting interest rates. Instead the bank sanctioned an increase in purchases of exchange-traded funds as it attempted to accelerate inflation towards its 2% target. The moves disappointed the markets, which had expected another big influx of liquidity. The Nikkei stock average yo-yoed...
  • Exxon Misses Estimates By A Mile, Plunges To Two-Month Lows

    07/29/2016 9:09:34 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 7 replies ^ | 29-07-2016 | Big Oil
    ExxonMobil reported on Friday earnings of US$1.7 billion for the second quarter, a 59-percent tumble on the year, amid sharply lower commodity prices and weaker refining margins. Earnings per share assuming dilution fell to US$0.41 from US$1.00 for the second quarter last year, missing Thomson Reuters’ analyst expectations of US$0.64 earnings per share. Upstream earnings plummeted by US$1.7 billion, to US$294 million in the second quarter of 2016, and the U.S. upstream segment posted a loss of US$514 million, swelled from a loss of US$47 million in the second quarter of 2015. Non-U.S. upstream earnings tumbled by US$1.3 billion, to...
  • When Assisted Suicide Becomes Coercive

    07/29/2016 9:06:34 AM PDT · by oblomov · 10 replies
    the Daily Signal ^ | 28 Jul 2016 | Hans Spakovsky
    Even the best intentions cannot reverse the insidious effects of a wrong policy. When those who advocate for assisted suicide cite a benevolent desire to relieve suffering, the horrifying results of such a practice still lie just beneath the surface. Recently, an elderly Vermont woman found herself repeatedly pressured to commit assisted suicide. Her grave ailment? Only a broken wrist. Nevertheless, staff at her rehab center “repeatedly asked the elderly woman if she was in pain or depressed; then they would remind her that she could commit doctor-prescribed suicide under the new law.” Advocates of assisted suicide have blown off...
  • The Joy of Anticipated Reward

    07/29/2016 9:05:11 AM PDT · by metmom · 4 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "That the proof of your faith . . . may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 1:7). Your future reward is directly related to your present service. The joy you experience after your faith has been tested and proven genuine is largely due to your present blessings and assurance of salvation. But there's a future aspect as well: the joy of anticipating the reward you'll receive from Jesus when you see Him face to face and hear "Well done, good and faithful servant! . . . Come and...
  • Spiritual Amnesia

    07/29/2016 9:04:41 AM PDT · by metmom · 2 replies
    Grace to ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “For he who lacks these qualities is blind or short-sighted, having forgotten his purification from his former sins” (2 Peter 1:9). If you don’t practice spiritual virtues now, you’ll forget their significance later. Physical nearsightedness and mental amnesia both are unwanted conditions. Nearsightedness (myopia) causes people’s eyes to focus the parallel rays of light in front of the retina. They can clearly see things right in front of them, but the farther out they look, the more out of focus objects become. Amnesia, of course, is memory loss. Sometimes it’s selective, but usually it’s total—everything prior to a certain time...
  • ATTACK OF THE DRONES Fears ISIS could use drones for terror bombings in Britain (tr)

    07/29/2016 8:53:50 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 12 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29th July 2016 | CRAIG WOODHOUSE
    Ex-security minister Admiral Lord West says it would be 'even easier' to use the toys as weapons here than the Middle East. Foreign Office minister Baroness Anelay said there was growing proof that Daesh militants are converting the popular toys into weapons in their Middle East heartlands. A NATO chemical weapons expert also claimed the killer drones could be fitted with World War I mustard gas.
  • How much good did Trump's convention acceptance talk do him? Plenty!

    07/29/2016 8:53:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/29/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    By now CNN knows it made a big mistake by doing a poll immediately after Donald Trump’s acceptance talk the other night. The smug punks at Hillary Clinton’s cheer leading network thought that because THEY hate Trump naturally everyone else does as well. BIG MISTAKE! The puppets of the Democrat Party (as proved by Wikileaks) conducted their poll and then got stuck explaining how 75% of their respondents saw the talk as positive even as media panel members were making fools of themselves attacking it as “dark” and Nixon-like.” While the results were filled with lots of great news for...
  • New Space Boots Vibrate to Help Astronauts Navigate

    07/29/2016 8:52:52 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 07:00am ET | Samantha Mathewson, Staff Writer
    A NASA spacesuit — also known as an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) — is decked out with various gadgets that provide life support and technical assistance to astronauts during missions where they have to leave their spacecraft. Even without those gadgets, the suit's 14 layers of protective material alone make it pretty heavy and difficult to maneuver when walking around in a low-gravity environment like the moon. Most astronauts fall because spacesuits limit their ability to both see and feel the terrain around them, according to the MIT researchers who created the new boots. If an astronaut trips, they risk...
  • Wholesale California gasoline prices plunge, consumers still pay up

    07/29/2016 8:52:37 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | 29 July 2016 | Liz Hampton, Jessica Resnick-Ault
    Wholesale gasoline in California became the cheapest in the country this week, but that change has largely gone unseen at the pump, where consumers are still paying the highest prices in the continental United States to fill up their cars. Ample inventories along with relatively stable refinery operations and imports has driven down the spot value of gasoline in Los Angeles at the wholesale level by more than 60 cents since mid-June. However, that has not translated to similarly lower retail fuel prices for consumers because of peculiarities in California's market. The declines in the state's retail gasoline market over...
  • Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

    07/29/2016 8:50:46 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Provided by: University of Illinois at Chicago
    Simulated sunlight powers a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas. Credit: University of Illinois at Chicago/Jenny Fontaine ********************************************************************************************************************** Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy. The finding is reported in the July 29 issue of Science and was funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy. A provisional patent application has been filed. Unlike conventional solar cells, which convert sunlight into electricity that must be stored...
  • Global trade is not growing slower – it's not growing at all, finds a new report

    07/29/2016 8:49:47 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    World Economic Forum ^ | 26 July 2016 | Johannes Fritz, Simon J Evenett
    Falling rates of global trade growth have attracted much comment by analysts and officials, giving rise to a literature on the ‘global trade slowdown’ (Hoekman 2015, Constantinescu et al. 2016). The term ‘slowdown’ gives the impression of world trade losing momentum, but growing nonetheless. The sense of the global pie getting larger has the soothing implication that one nation’s export gains don’t come at the expense of another’s. But are we right to be so sanguine? World trade volume plateaued around January 2015 Using what is widely regarded as the best available data on global trade dynamics, namely, theWorld Trade...
  • Lockdown: A Teacher's Thoughts

    07/29/2016 8:40:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 7/29/2016 | Mary Anne Marcella
    At that crucial moment, it occurred to me that the only way for me to have even a chance of protecting myself and my children against an armed intruder was with a gun. I understand that many people are uncomfortable with an armed teacher, but many are not uncomfortable with an armed guard. Those who want to protect the children from "gun violence" say the chance of tragedy is so slim that it is not worth the risk of a teacher carrying a gun. But if the chance of tragedy is so slim, why even pass these laws? "Because if...
  • Hillary: You know, Trump wants you all to be full of hate and fear

    07/29/2016 8:39:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    And by the way, she's a woman. Alternate headline: Columnist teeters at edge of suicide after listening to shrieking, insincere, awful speech. Five in the morning. No, I did not watch this oratorical abortion live. You kidding me? Who could sleep peacefully after an hour of this?
  • Larry the lobster D.O.A. at aquarium after activists rescue him from restaurant

    07/29/2016 8:37:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    WAPO ^ | July 29, 2016 | Shayla Love
    An ancient 15-pound lobster named Larry was saved from becoming dinner at a Florida seafood restaurant last week but has died in transit to the Maine State Aquarium, the Miami Herald reported. When Joe Melluso, the owner of Tin Fish restaurant in Sunrise, Fla., first got the call about a massive lobster from his seafood supplier, he thought Larry could be 115 years old. After a picture of the lobster was broadcast on a local TV station, business owners and animal activists rallied to save him. They named him Larry and said he should live out his golden years in...
  • Clinton/Kaine Education Views Might Make You Rethink Public School

    07/29/2016 8:32:45 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies ^ | July 26, 2016 | Emmett McGroarty
    We know what Hillary Clinton wants for public K-12 education. She wants universal government preschool, despite the well-documented failure of government preschool to deliver even a fraction of what the Hillaryites promise. She wants federal “education SWAT teams” to “help” struggling schools (that idea creates interesting visuals). She wants more federal control over school discipline to enforce “school climates” of which she approves. And all education should be geared toward a sweeping, centralized, government-controlled system of workforce-development. The centerpiece of his proposals on education when he ran for governor was to install universal government preschool for all Virginia four-year-olds. We...
  • A tale of two opening prayers: RNC and DNC side by side

    07/29/2016 8:32:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dan Calabrese
    I don’t think I need to say too much here. They videos speak for themselves pretty nicely. But I’ll make these two observations: The RNC prayer makes multiple mentions of Jesus and acknowledges His lordship, while not mentioning any political candidate a single time. DNC mentions: Hillary 1, Jesus 0. I am quite aware that different churches have different styles of worship, but even urban Pentecostal churches don’t whoop and holler during prayer. Every other time, you bet, but not during prayer.
  • Unindicted, Clinton accepts Democratic nomination

    07/29/2016 8:30:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dr. Steven J. Allen
    It's true, though, what they say: If she won this year, it would be historic. Clinton would be the first female crooked politician ever elected president of the United States PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA—The Democratic Party comes out of this convention deeply divided, with a nominee who, 56 percent of Americans believe, should have been indicted. Tonight, Clinton was heckled repeatedly. Her supporters responded to the hecklers, outchanting them with “Hill-a-ree.” At times, some of us in the press area in the convention hall had difficulty hearing Clinton. Other major speakers were heckled this week, including Elizabeth Warren with chants of “We...
  • Less Activism. More Factivism.

    07/29/2016 8:27:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Ryan Bomberger
    Millennials are often praised for their willingness to become activists for a cause. It’s laudable that people choose action over apathy. But there are dangerous consequences when we act without facts.We need fewer activists, more factivists.However, in a soundbite world where few choose to savor the meatier substance of truth, it’s scary how ill-equipped many are with buzzwords and bumper sticker mantras. If only technology were advanced enough for us to have no excuse to be manipulated by the gatekeepers—mainstream media, public education, politicians and even some pastors. If only there were a device that were smart enough to be...
  • Hillary’s Hate

    07/29/2016 8:25:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The Saul Alinsky devotee crystallizes who will be anointed -- and who will be damned PHILADELPHIA—The legendary congenital liar Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination for the presidency last night mercifully bringing the boisterous, chaotic freakshow that was the 2016 Democratic National Convention to an end. A day of rain finally broke the oppressive heat wave enveloping the Wells Fargo Center complex which was surrounded by miles of temporary black metal walls, layers of police, and Secret Service checkpoints manned by TSA employees. Inside the conventional hall, Democrats railed against border walls, the supposed systemic racism of police and the...
  • Before Hillary's Big Night, Obama Makes His Case For...A Third Term

    07/29/2016 8:24:18 AM PDT · by yoe · 7 replies
    HILADELPHIA — When President Obama spoke Wednesday night on Hillary Clinton's behalf, he was no doubt sincere about wanting her in the White House. After all, Clinton is his greatest hope to see his policies and legacy continued.This isn't unusual for presidents. But in this case, Obama represents the most radical break with the norms of the American presidency — with the possible exception of FDR — and his legacy is riding on it. ObamaCare. Dodd-Frank. A massive regulatory burden on American business. Climate policies based on questionable science. Taxes on entrepreneurs and small business. A war on America's energy...
  • The Solutions to Our Broken Institutions Are In the Constitution

    07/29/2016 8:22:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    How could any of this fail to end America's 240 year old experiment in human freedom? America is facing a crisis. As a matter of fact we are in such a constant state of crisis that I should be using the plural crises but that sounds silly and looks improbable. As do the policies which have pushed us to this point. Open borders erase what being an American means. Strangulation regulation that prohibit growth and punish productivity. Free Trade giveaways that send our industry and jobs overseas. Taxation that makes us long for the tax rates that started the Revolution.
  • Barack and Hillary accuse The Donald of Being Them!

    07/29/2016 8:20:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/29/16 | Judi McLeod
    That’s what happens when ‘The Totalitarian State of Not Being Able to Be’ is running America ‘The Totalitarian State of Not Being Able to Be’ is upon us. Read their lips if you’ve got the stomach to do so: Barack and Hillary not only love America, it’s the Love Affair of the Century. An identity theft started by President Barack Obama was completed by Hillary Clinton at her last night nomination acceptance speech. Donald J. Trump, the populist folk hero millions want to see in the Oval Office, has had his identity stolen by Barack and Hillary. Just like Islamic...
  • Democrat Voter Cost/Benefit Analysis

    07/29/2016 8:18:43 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 6 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 7/29/2016 | blueunicorn6
    It is very easy to use logical shorthand and say that, "Democrat voters will always vote for the candidate with the (D) after their name." This is a quick and oft-repeated and easily understood means of explaining Democrat voting behavior. We are, in essence, saying that Democrat voters are foolish people who are prejudiced towards Democrat candidates. But are they really that simple? I believe that Democrat voters use their own cost/benefit analysis when deciding who to vote for. They vote based on economic considerations. They do not vote based on groupthink or celebrity adulation. It is important to understand...
  • World's fastest jet crew are reunited with the supersonic SR-71 Blackbird

    07/29/2016 8:16:36 AM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 07/29/2016 | James Gordon
    For 40 years it has been the fastest plane ever built, and now the crew who flew the record-breaking, speed-shattering mission have been reunited with the aircraft they once commanded, and climbed back into the cockpit. It was 1976 when U.S. Air Force pilot Maj. Gen. Eldon 'Al' Joersz and Lt. Col. George 'GT' Morgan flew a jet faster than a speeding bullet. They flew faster than anyone had done before, or since. On July 28, 1976, the two men flew a SR-71 Blackbird spy plane for more than a thousand kilometers at 2,193 miles per hour, covering one mile...
  • 'Unique, strange, and terrible' -- ISIS may have recently created a new type of bomb

    07/29/2016 8:13:11 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 31 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 29, 2016 | David Choi
    On July 3, 292 Iraqis lost their lives in ISIS’ deadliest attack thus far. In a crowded street in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood, a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) was detonated after midnight, causing nearby dwellings to be engulfed in flames. Many residents were trapped inside the inferno and burned to death — it was estimated that merely 20 to 30 people had perished from the initial explosion. But investigators at the scene are now concerned with another potential threat: A new type of bomb may have been developed and used by the terrorist group. “We’ve never seen it before, and...
  • Why Voting for Donald Trump Is a Morally Good Choice

    07/29/2016 8:12:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 28, 2016 | Wayne Grudern
    Some of my Christian friends tell me they can’t in good conscience vote for Donald Trump because, when faced with a choice between “the lesser of two evils,” the morally right thing is to choose neither one. They recommend voting for a third-party or write-in candidate. As a professor who has taught Christian ethics for 39 years, I think their analysis is incorrect. Now that Trump has won the GOP nomination, I think voting for Trump is a morally good choice. American citizens need patience with each other in this difficult political season. Close friends are inevitably going to make...
  • Does America Need More BA Degrees?

    07/29/2016 8:05:55 AM PDT · by pinochet · 85 replies
    If you were to give career advice to a high school student of average intellectual ability (he is not going to medical or engineering school), what kind of advice would it be? We have a shortage of well-trained car mechanics, plumbers, electricians, painters, roofers, and the like. But we have all these BA graduates walking around jobless.
  • Man calls 911, says wife was assaulted by toy at Tenn. hibachi restaurant

    07/29/2016 7:55:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 33 replies
    WKRN-TV Nashville ^ | 7/28/2016 | Larry FLowers
    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) – It was all in fun and games, just part of the job, but it was no laughing matter to a Texas couple.A hibachi chef used a toy doll to squirt water as part of his entertainment while cooking.Water shoots out of a hole when the chef lowers the shorts on the toy, which looks like a boy, but the husband of a woman who was sprayed is now claiming sexual assault.At the Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse in Murfreesboro, the food here is explosive. It’s served with a bit more flare than your typical restaurant, and folks seem...
  • GOVERNOR MIKE PENCE HOLDS TOWN HALL IN GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN (7/28/2016)(a reasonable alternative)

    07/29/2016 7:53:03 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/28/2016 | Mike Pence
  • Analysis: Charmless Vessel Shouts Acceptance Speech at America

    07/29/2016 7:49:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 7/29/2016 | Guy Benson
    It's finally, blessedly over. As expected, Hillary Clinton's anticlimactic acceptance speech capped off a Democratic convention at which two of the weakest primetime speeches were delivered by the the two members of the nominated ticket. There were powerful moments earlier in the evening -- including an impactful address by the father of a Muslim US soldier who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country in Iraq, and an address from a valorous Medal of Honor recipient, who was shamefully heckled by some DNC delegates. But when the lights shone brightest, we got a perfectly nice little talk by Chelsea Clinton,...
  • How Democrats became the party of ‘safe socialism’

    07/29/2016 7:48:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    The Democratic Party has perhaps never been so radical or so conventional. The Democrats are now to the left of President Obama and desperately trying to placate the teary-eyed, obstreperous, wholly unrealistic shock troops of the Bernie Sanders Revolution, yet they’re also portraying themselves as the party of sobriety and traditional political norms. This year, Democrats want to fight the man and be the man, and running against Donald Trump, they might manage the feat. The Sanders delegates — by all appearances, the kind of people who typically work the giant puppets at street protests rather than serve as delegates...
  • Nazi Germany's Battleship Bismarck vs. America's Iowa Class: Who Wins?

    07/29/2016 7:43:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    National Interest ^ | July 28, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Despite the vast scope of the Second World War, the navies of the United States and Nazi Germany fought few, if any, direct surface engagements. By the time of America’s entry into the war the Royal Navy had already sunk or neutralized the lion’s share of Hitler’s Kriegsmarine, with only Hitler’s U-boats remaining a substantial German threat.
  • Horror at German department store as attacker grabs display knife in latest stabbing

    07/29/2016 7:39:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies ^ | July 29, 2016 | TOM BATCHELOR
    The attacker, 58, lunged at a member of staff serving customers in the store after grabbing one of the blades on display. A 57-year-old employee was said to be badly injured after they were stabbed in the torso. Police are treating the attack, which happened at the Galeria Kaufhof shop on Cologne's main High Street, as murder.
  • Terrorism Scares Away the Tourists Europe Was Counting On

    07/29/2016 7:37:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 29, 2016 | Liz Alderman
    The shocks have come one after another: Islamic State killings of civilians in Brussels and Nice. A deadly outburst of terrorism in Germany. A fresh terror-linked atrocity in a small French town. Warnings abound that more may be on the way. The surge of attacks in Europe has raised questions over whether a potentially durable new threat to stability is settling in. The political challenges for Europe’s leaders are stark, and the impact on the region’s economy may be just as profound.
  • Gary Johnson: 'Religious freedom, as a category' is 'a black hole'

    07/29/2016 7:34:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 28, 2016 | Timothy P. Carney
    At the Democratic National Committee I ran into Gary Johnson, the former New Mexico governor and Libertarian Party nominee for president. Here's a transcript of our conversation, edited for clarity, and reorganized thematically.
  • (VANITY) "Microaggressions" Kept Bernie Fans from Disrupting Hillary

    07/29/2016 7:33:34 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 13 replies
    Bernie delegate told me "microaggressions" kept them from disrupting historic speech. Many in tears after "being marginalized" #DemsInPhilly RETWE Kris Sims ‏@kris_sims 10h10 hours ago @charlottealter Earnest question: did they actually use the word "micro aggression"? Charlotte Alter ‏@CharlotteAlter 10h10 hours ago @kris_sims literally yes @charlottealter Thanks. Wow. I wanna move to Vulcan.
  • FBI probes suspected breach of another Democratic organization by Russian hackers

    07/29/2016 7:25:32 AM PDT · by ObozoMustGo2012 · 79 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/28/2016 | Ellen Nakashima
    Russian government hackers have breached the computers of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to individuals familiar with the matter. The intrusion appeared to be carried out by the same Russian intelligence service that hacked the Democratic National Committee earlier this year, the individuals said. The FBI is investigating this breach as part of a broader probe into hacking of political organizations. The revelation, first reported by Reuters, comes on the same evening that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton was making her acceptance speech at the party’s national convention in Philadelphia. “It’s definitely part of a much, much broader campaign that...
  • Huge, once-hated fish now seen as weapon against Asian carp [Alligator Gar]

    07/29/2016 7:24:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    AP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Staff
    It's a toothy giant that can grow longer than a horse and heavier than a refrigerator, a fearsome-looking prehistoric fish that plied U.S. waters from the Gulf of Mexico to Illinois until it disappeared from many states a half-century ago. Persecuted by anglers and deprived of places to spawn, the alligator gar — with a head that resembles an alligator and two rows of needlelike teeth — survived primarily in southern states in the tributaries of Mississippi River and Gulf of Mexico after being declared extinct in several states farther north. To many, it was a freak, a "trash fish"...
  • Economists React to Second-Quarter Growth: ‘Very Weak’

    07/29/2016 7:24:19 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 11 replies
    WSJ ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | Anna Louie Sussman
    “Growth is up only 1.2% year over year. This report was very weak, and this report supports our forecast of a coming U.S. recession. Industrial production data convey that we are in a recession right now. We still expect a slowing of U.S. growth in the second half of the year as lower oil prices affect oil and gas credit and financial players. At the same time, we also expect light-vehicle sales are likely to slow, due to oversized used lease fleets crowding out new vehicle sales, as well as a reduction in new issuance of subprime auto loans. We...
  • Police officer killed, another wounded in Southcrest shooting

    07/29/2016 7:22:00 AM PDT · by GilGil · 20 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 7/29/2016 | By David Hernandez and Lyndsay Winkley
    A traffic stop late Thursday night led to a shooting that killed a San Diego police officer and wounded a second officer and a suspect in Southcrest, where police searched for hours for other possible suspects. The names and service history of the male officers, both part of the department’s gang suppression unit, were not released. The slain officer suffered multiple gunshot wounds and died at a hospital despite life-saving efforts, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said early Friday. The wounded officer underwent surgery early Friday and was expected to survive.
  • Shattuck: Democrats glad to flee Philadelphia

    07/29/2016 7:17:07 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 23 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/29/16 | Tom Shattuck
    PHILADELPHIA — It’s a good thing the decorative DNC signage is coming down all over Philadelphia. Most Democrats could do without the reminders of a week gone wildly wrong, a week which is the second in a row whose primary beneficiary is Donald J. Trump. The passion and enthusiasm came to this city in support of Bernie Sanders and it leaves orphaned but resolved.
  • The Myth of the 'Gay Conservative'

    07/29/2016 7:17:06 AM PDT · by fwdude · 120 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | July 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    It was with disappointment but not surprise that I read the news about the standing ovation that openly homosexual Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel received at the Republican national convention. It’s being spun by some conservatives as merely appreciation for Thiel breaking ranks with the Trump bashers of Silicon Valley, but in fact there’s a serious problem of moral compromise on the homosexual issue in the GOP and we need to face it for what it is. Ronald Reagan was not a perfect man, but he was a great man and an outstanding leader whose presidency marked the high point...