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  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate in West Virginia says he can't support Clinton

    08/24/2016 9:27:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 22, 2016 | Louis Nelson
    As a growing tide of Republicans distance themselves from their party’s presidential nominee, at least one Democratic candidate is doing the same thing to Hillary Clinton. West Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Justice said “I cannot be a supporter of Hillary Clinton” during an appearance Monday on the state’s MetroNews radio network. Justice, a billionaire whose business interests include coal mining and West Virginia’s famed Greenbrier Resort, said he will not support the former secretary of state over her proposed energy policy. “The reason I can’t be is her position on coal is diametrically, completely wrong in many, many different...
  • Obama Structured Payments to Iran to Avoid 2008 Law (Vanity)

    08/24/2016 9:22:36 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 14 replies
    VANITY
    Obama made another $1.3 billion in payments to Iran. But they were done in a strange way. $99,999,999 payments. This seemed odd. But there was a law they were circumventing. Classic criminal structuring. Proof: Judgment fund is capped at $100,000,000. It was structuring pure and simple. http://scholarship.law.upenn.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1580&context=jcl Transaction can be found here: http://img4.imagetitan.com/img.php?image=14_xrmpzz.png Source: https://jfund.fms.treas.gov/jfradSearchWeb/JFPymtSearchAction.do "The Judgment Fund is the mechanism Congress established to pay most settlements and judgments against the federal government. The Fund, originally created in 1956 and limited then to paying judgments of $100,000 or less".... "Congress expected that ninety-eight percent of judgments would fall within that...
  • Illinois officials: Pension change could be 'devastating'

    08/24/2016 9:22:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 4:28 PM EDT | Sara Burnett
    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration says a pending move by Illinois’ largest public-pension fund would increase the state’s required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars, potentially leading to higher taxes or massive cuts to education and social services already suffering amid a budget crisis. The board of the Teachers Retirement System, which serves more than 400,000 teachers outside of Chicago, is scheduled to vote Friday on whether to lower its expected rate of return on investments. A reduction would trigger a larger contribution from the state, where the Republican governor and Democrat-led Legislature have gone more than a year without...
  • CNN staff reportedly on suicide watch after falling behind Nick at nite, Food Network, and Lifetime

    08/24/2016 9:20:30 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 17 replies
    Twitter ^ | 8/24/2016
    ENTIRE TITLE: "CNN staff reportedly on suicide watch after falling behind Nick at nite, Food Network, and Lifetime in viewership."
  • What about Bill Clinton's shell account? (AP blockbuster 15 months ago forgotten)

    08/24/2016 9:16:24 PM PDT · by amorphous · 2 replies
    Worldnet Daily ^ | 24 August 2016
    More than a year before the Associated Press reported the remarkable access Clinton Foundation donors had to the State Department, the news wire revealed that Hillary Clinton’s required financial disclosure report ahead of her 2012 run for president omitted a mystery company owned by her husband that had no apparent employees or assets. While the balance sheets and the activities of the limited liability company – known as WJC, the initials of William Jefferson Clinton – remain unknown, it’s the type of legal financial entity that drug cartels and other international criminal enterprises use to launder money to avoid law...
  • Attorneys Say Attack By Female Inmates Led To Death Of 26-Year-Old Madison Deal

    08/24/2016 9:14:06 PM PDT · by Sheapdog · 6 replies
    TheChattanoogan.com ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | Staff
    Attorneys Tom O'Neal and Bryan Hoss said Monday that 26-year-old Madison Deal's death was caused by an attack by female inmates at the county workhouse and by inadequate medical care by the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA). District Attorney Neal Pinkston has asked for an investigation by the Sheriff's Office into the death of Ms. Deal. A spokesperson for the sheriff said a preliminary autopsy found the death was related to a medical problem and did not involve "physical trauma." The attorneys said, "On Wednesday, Aug. 10, Madison Deal, 26, of Chattanooga, turned herself into the Hamilton County Jail for...
  • How to beat Hillary [good read]

    08/24/2016 9:02:06 PM PDT · by upchuck · 3 replies
    Aiken Independent ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Thomas Dean
    According to Dick Morris (a former political confidant and advisor to the Clintons), the coming election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is “America’s Armageddon.” This existential fight will determine whether the United States continues hurtling towards a socialist dictatorship, or reclaims its commitment to individual freedom and free enterprise backed by the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the rule of law. It is the final, conclusive battle between the forces of good and evil. Hillary Clinton has several political and economic vulnerabilities that Donald Trump must exploit in the upcoming campaign to capture enough votes to win in...
  • Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'

    08/24/2016 8:59:47 PM PDT · by Innovative · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 25, 2016 | Hollie McKay
    Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.” Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon. "These laws...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 08-25-16, OM, St. Louis, St. Joseph Calasanz, Priest

    08/24/2016 8:49:26 PM PDT · by Salvation · 22 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 08-25-16 | Revised New American Bible
    August 25, 2016 Thursday of the Twenty-First Week in Ordinary Time Reading 1 1 Cor 1:1-9 Paul, called to be an Apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God,and Sosthenes our brother,to the Church of God that is in Corinth,to you who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be holy,with all those everywhere who call upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours.Grace to you and peace from God our Fatherand the Lord Jesus Christ. I give thanks to my God always on your accountfor the grace of God bestowed on you...
  • Unicycle on huge chimney in Targu Jiu (840' Tall Smoke Stack. INSANE!)

    08/24/2016 8:48:21 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Flaviu Cernescu
    This is totally insane. A guy rides a unicycle around the top of an 840' tall industrial coal stack. This is the only "heights" video that ever made me pucker!Video Here.
  • Assange: I Will Bring Hillary Down Before The Debate Stage On September 26th

    08/24/2016 8:44:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    USA Supreme ^ | August 23, 2016
    WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange has accused Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton of committing “extortion” by hyping fears over the possibility of a Republican victory in order to attract left-wing voters. Both Trump and Sanders supporters are waiting with bated breath for the next email dump from Julian Assange, the founder and editor in chief of Wikileaks. He released hacked emails last month showing Democratic National Committee officials plotting to defeat Mrs. Clinton’s chief rival, Vermont Sen. Bernard Sanders. Wikileaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange promised to release more damning emails about the Clinton Foundation, and warned he has enough evidence on Hillary...
  • Hillary Approved Arms Sales After Big Donations from Bahrain

    08/24/2016 8:39:32 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 22 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 Aug 2016 | John Hayward
    One of the more eyebrow-raising stories from the Clinton Foundation “pay to play” scandal is Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain – whose kingdom donated up to $150,000 directly to the Foundation, plus another $32 million to the Clinton Global Initiative – securing a meeting with the Secretary of State, after which she approved some highly controversial arms sales to Bahrain. ... Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton, he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band...
  • Kellyanne Conway: Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon is ‘Uncover Voters’

    08/24/2016 8:28:00 PM PDT · by Rufus Shinra · 21 replies
    Trump Conservative ^ | 8/24/2016 | Rufus Shinra
    Donald Trump’s new campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said in an interview today that Trump is performing much better in polls than the mainstream media is reporting. During an interview with UK’s Channel 4, Conway was asked asked about recent poll numbers showing Donald Trump trailing Hillary Clinton in key swing states, as well as nationally. She brought up an interesting point, and one that many Donald Trump supporters have been suggesting for some time, and that is the vast difference between online polling and human interaction polls. Kellyanne Conway stated that their campaign’s internal polling is confidential, but she did...
  • Sanders: I'll campaign for Clinton, down-ticket Democrats

    08/24/2016 8:06:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:12 PM EDT | Dave Gram
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday he’ll campaign actively this fall to send Democrat Hillary Clinton to the White House and bolster the party’s congressional candidates, with swings already planned in New Hampshire, New York and Washington state. And while he has policy disagreements with Clinton, Sanders urged those who backed his defeated bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to not defect to the Green Party’s Jill Stein or Libertarian Gary Johnson. “Politics is tough stuff, and you’ve got to make difficult choices,” Sanders, an independent, said in an interview with The Associated Press. “To me, this was not a...
  • GOP FAIL: Donald Trump Not Listed on Minnesota Ballot

    08/24/2016 7:56:21 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 50 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 24, 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Just days after his supporters and motorcade were attacked by protesters in Minneapolis at a GOP fundraiser, the Minnesota Republican party has not submitted the names of GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump and his vice presidential nominee Mike Pence to the secretary of state’s office for the November election, it was reported Wednesday night. A check of the sample ballot listed at the website for the Minnesota secretary of state shows the tickets of Democrat Farm-Labor Hillary Clinton, Libertarian Gary Johnson, Green Jill Stein, anti-Trumper Evan McMullin and others with Socialist, Marijuana and other parties–but no Donald Trump. A check...
  • Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

    08/24/2016 7:52:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:26 PM EDT | John Raby
    Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant. Officials for the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies announced the 29 projects totaling nearly $39 million Wednesday at a news conference in Huntington, West Virginia. The investments are expected to create or retain more than 3,400 jobs in agriculture, health care, manufacturing, technology and other industries. The projects are intended to help communities in Texas and in eight Appalachian states: Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. …
  • Accused Murderer Who Escaped Back In Broward Court

    08/24/2016 7:52:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | August 23, 2016
    FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) — Under heavy security, an accused killer who escaped a Broward courthouse, prompting a massive manhunt, faced a judge. Dayonte Resiles, 21, appeared in front of a judge Tuesday morning. He’s also charged with escape after bolting from the Broward County Courthouse courtroom last month. After being on the run for six days, Resiles was tracked to a Days Inn off I-95 in West Palm Beach where he was taken into custody.
  • New Jersey governor vetoes bill requiring smart guns be sold

    08/24/2016 7:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 24, 2016 5:32 PM EDT | Michael Catalini
    Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday rejected legislation to increase the sales of smart guns, saying the measure would make the state “inhospitable” to legal gun ownership. Christie, a Republican, conditionally vetoed the measure that would have required state gun retailers to keep an inventory of smart guns, which can be fired only by authorized users. He sharply criticized the Democrat-led Legislature, which sent him the bill for the second time this year in June. He had previously pocket-vetoed the measure. “This bill is reflective of the relentless campaign by the Democratic legislature to make New Jersey as inhospitable as possible...
  • Veteran Kills Himself in Parking Lot of V.A. Hospital on Long Island

    08/24/2016 7:27:18 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 50 replies
    Slimes ^ | 8/24/2016 | Kristina Rebelo
    A 76-year-old veteran committed suicide on Sunday in the parking lot of the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Long Island, where he had been a patient, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Peter A. Kaisen, of Islip, was pronounced dead after he shot himself outside Building 92, the nursing home at the medical center. The hospital is part of the Veterans Affairs medical system, the nation’s largest integrated health care organization, which has been under scrutiny since 2014, when the department confirmed that numerous patients had died awaiting treatment at a V.A. hospital in Phoenix. Officials there had...
  • YouGov/Economist Poll: August 19-23, 2016

    08/24/2016 7:26:49 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    YouGov ^ | August 24th, 2016 | YouGov
    This is a summary of a YouGov/Economist Poll conducted August 19-23, 2016. The sample is 1300 general population respondents with a Margin of Error of ±4% (4.1% for registered voters).
  • Trump's African-American Outreach Update

    08/24/2016 7:20:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Let's listen to a little bit of Trump. This was in Austin last night and we've got some bites from what many are saying was another great Trump appearance. Here we go. TRUMP: Tonight's message is about redeclaring our independence as a country. On November 8th, a very, very important date, we are going to declare our independence from special interests, corrupt politicians, and I might add, very corrupt politicians, and from a rigged system that benefits only the insiders. We are going declare our independence from politicians who don't listen to us and media executives, they...
  • Hillary’s speech attacking the alt-right will only raise their profile

    08/24/2016 7:20:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 92 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 24, 2016 | John Sexton
    There’s no such thing as bad publicity. Yesterday the Hill reported that Hillary Clinton would be giving a big speech Thursday aimed at the so-called alt-right: Clinton’s campaign announced Tuesday morning that her Reno, Nev., speech would focus on Trump and his aides’ “embrace of the disturbing ‘alt-right’ political philosophy.” “This ‘alt-right’ brand is embracing extremism and presenting a divisive and dystopian view of America which should concern all Americans, regardless of party,” her campaign said. I don’t know what Hillary will be saying tomorrow but one thing I’m pretty certain of is that attacking the alt-right isn’t going to...
  • How to repair Immigration, ISIS and Voter Fraud problems.

    08/24/2016 7:18:32 PM PDT · by Leo Carpathian · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/24/2016 | Yuri Blanarovich
    How to repair Immigration, ISIS and Voter Fraud problems. I am the one who had to go through incapable government procedures to become legal resident of this magnificent country - the (former) beacon of freedom and justice in the world. I see talking heads, professors and government geniuses analyzing and trying to "comprehensively" fix the problem of illegal immigration with no results. We have illegals crossing the borders, visitors overstaying visas, people trying to share the American Dream by ignoring the laws. Politicians are talking about the problem, but not fixing it, making it worse, result of the typical government...
  • Windows 10 cumulative update KB 3176934 breaks PowerShell

    08/24/2016 7:07:32 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 15 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | Aug 24, 2016 | Woody Leonhard
    Microsoft's update for version 1607 doesn't fix two widespread problems with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, and it breaks PowerShell DSC operations Yesterday afternoon, Microsoft released KB 3176934 for those PCs running Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It's the fifth cumulative update for version 1607 (three were released before the product rolled out on Aug. 2) and brings the build number up to 14393.82. You can see the long list of official changes -- primarily bug fixes -- on the Windows 10 update history page. Anniversary Update customers also received an update to the "servicing stack" -- the subsystem within Windows 10...
  • Meet Trump’s Pennsylvania supporters: Stop caricaturing his fans.

    08/24/2016 6:55:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Everything ^ | August 24, 2016 | Richard Morgan
    They operate heavy machinery. They Uber. They gush over the Olympics. Their friends are Bernie Sanders supporters. They’re on the local baseball team. Yes, they want to make America great again, but Donald Trump’s supporters contain multitudes. They are not, on the whole, the white-devil, frothing Confederate fanatics baffled columnists have made them out to be. So who is Team Trump, really? We met up with locals waiting in line to attend a Trump rally in Altoona, Pa., where the population is 93.8 percent white (as opposed to the national proportion of 77.1 percent), and discussed the colony at Jamestown,...
  • In Suspicious Move, Globalists Want Trump to Get Fake Intel

    08/24/2016 6:49:53 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 26 replies
    The New American ^ | 24 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    In what analysts are suggesting is highly suspicious, establishment voices want American intelligence agencies to feed GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump “fake” briefings. As the Republican and Democrat nominees begin receiving classified intelligence briefings, questions surrounding the accuracy and completeness of the information Trump is getting may indeed be warranted. For one, top officials and prominent voices, including Democrat Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, have openly and repeatedly called for intelligence agencies to supply “fake” briefings to the Republican nominee.There are other reasons to be concerned. Even before the classified information began flowing, Trump had made explosive comments...
  • Trespassing charges dismissed for Lakewood Church hecklers; Osteen testified at trial

    08/24/2016 6:49:08 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies
    Click 2 Houston ^ | June 22, 2016 | Phil Archer
    HOUSTON - The attorney representing several members of the controversial Church of Wells told Channel 2 Investigates charges are being dismissed against the two remaining members. Six men were charged with trespassing and disrupting services at Lakewood Church. On Wednesday, trespassing charges were dismissed against four members of the church and jury found them not guilty of disrupting a public meeting. At the time of that trial, Jacob Gardner and Richard Trudeau were in New York state attending another court hearing. Jon Stephenson, attorney for the two men, said he was informed Friday by the Harris County District Attorney's Office...
  • U.S. paid $1.3 billion to Iran two days after cash delivery

    08/24/2016 6:45:07 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 40 replies
    The Obama administration said Wednesday it paid $1.3 billion in interest to Iran in January to resolve a decades-old dispute over an undelivered military sale, two days after allowing $400 million in cash to fly to Tehran. State Department spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau says the U.S. couldnÂ’t say more about the Jan. 19 payments because of diplomatic sensitivities. They involved 13 separate payments of $99,999,999.99 and final payment of about $10 million. There was no explanation for the Treasury Department keeping the individual transactions under $100 million. The money settles a dispute over a $400 million payment made in the 1970s...
  • Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16

    08/24/2016 6:40:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16
  • Brewing tropical storm may threaten Bahamas, Florida as a hurricane (Hermine)

    08/24/2016 6:36:37 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 40 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | August 24, 2016 | Alex Sosnowski
    A budding tropical disturbance has the potential to strengthen significantly and reach Florida and the Bahamas with strong winds, coastal flooding and torrential rainfall during Sunday and Monday. Only one of two active Atlantic tropical systems poses a significant threat to land during the next 10 days. That system, dubbed 99L, has the potential to become Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Storm Hermine this week. The disturbance, currently located about 1,000 miles southeast of Miami, is forecast to take a general west to west-northwest path near Puerto Rico on Wednesday night and near Hispaniola on Thursday. "The exact track of...
  • European Gun Sales Surge Amid Terrorist Threat, Refugee Immigration

    08/24/2016 6:24:20 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 16 replies
    A number of European countries have seen their gun sales take off as people feel insecure after the recent wave of terror. Weapon sellers in several countries attribute the rise to terror attacks and the mass arrival of refugees over the past year. Applications for gun permits have gone up significantly in Switzerland, Austria and the Czech Republic. In places with stricter gun laws, such as Germany, non-lethal guns and pepper spray have become alternatives. “There’s no official explanation for the rise, but in general we see a connection to Europe’s terrorist attacks,” Hanspeter Kruesi, a police spokesman in the...
  • Donald Trump plans minority voter outreach

    08/24/2016 6:05:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Tal Kopan, Sara Murray and Jim Acosta,
    Donald Trump's campaign is planning a concerted effort to reach out to minority voters and shed the perception by some that he is racist, part of a reset for his campaign sparked by bringing in new leadership. A senior Trump adviser characterized the strategy as "part of an ongoing conversation" and said the campaign is "looking forward." As first reported by The Washington Post, the campaign is planning to make trips to diverse and urban areas and focus on an economic and job-centric theme. Some of the effort has already been evident.
  • San Francisco's subway has a creative solution to stop its elevators from smelling like urine

    08/24/2016 6:03:53 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 72 replies
    The so-called "self flush and sanitizing system" is part of a $2 million effort to fight BART's stench problem. The agency also plans to tear up the floorboards of 80 elevators and replace them with a coated material that makes the elevators water-tight. While it may prevent urine from seeping into the machinery, it's unclear whether sealing the urine is the best solution for smell. If the misting system at Civic Center works, BART wants to install it at other downtown San Francisco and Oakland locations. The work on the floors is expected to be complete in April.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ What Is The Origin Of Your FReeper Name? ~ Thursday, August 25, 2016

    08/24/2016 5:59:35 PM PDT · by PROCON · 318 replies
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  • Nigel Farage's Speech at Trump Rally (video)

    08/24/2016 5:55:55 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 41 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Nigel Farage
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  • Southern Baptists See 9th Year of Membership Decline

    08/24/2016 5:52:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 52 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | 6/8/16 | AP
    The denomination lost 200,000 members in 2015.The Southern Baptist Convention lost more than 200,000 members in 2015— the ninth straight year of decline for the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. Membership stands at 15.3 million, down from 15.5 million in 2014, according to denomination statistics released on Tuesday. Baptisms also fell by more than 10,000 to just a little more than 295,000. Baptisms are an important measure for the Nashville-based denomination because of its strong commitment to evangelism. After the numbers were announced, some denominational leaders emphasized the positive news that the number of Southern Baptist churches increased last year by...
  • Cardinal Sarah: Reaction to My Ad Orientem Speech Was ‘Not Always Very Accurate’

    08/24/2016 5:44:25 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 8/24/16 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that his comments about the liturgy at a conference in London last month were misinterpretedCardinal Robert Sarah has said that comments he made during a conference in London earlier this year were not always interpreted accurately. During his address to the clergy of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on ‘Liturgical Life and the Priesthood’, the Vatican’s liturgy chief said: “Last month, in London, I gave a presentation ‘Towards an authentic implementation of Sacrosanctum Concilium’..... This talk received a lot of attention — some of it not always very accurate!” During his address in July at the...
  • Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All (Microsoft Hearts Linux...)

    08/24/2016 5:42:34 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | Aug 23, 2016 | Barb Darrow
    How far is Microsoft willing to go on this open-source charm offensive? Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself? That would be roughly akin to CocaCola posting its top-secret formula online. Crazy, right? Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago. But it is now on the table considering all the things Microsoft has done over the past few years to embrace the open-source community. The most recent example is last week’s news that...
  • CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator

    08/24/2016 5:39:58 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 49 replies
    nypost.com/ ^ | 8/24/16 | AP
    CEO who gouged price of EpiPen is daughter of Democrat senator CHARLESTON, W.Va. — As a pharmaceutical company run by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin’s daughter faces scrutiny for hiking prices on life-saving allergy injection pens, Manchin is remaining mum. The Democratic West Virginia senator’s daughter, Heather Bresch, is CEO of Mylan, which manufactures EpiPens. A two-dose package cost around $94 nine years ago. The cost averaged more than six times that in May. Manchin spokesman Jonathan Kott said Wednesday the senator had no comment.
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 29 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • Leaked E-Mails Show George Soros Paid $650K to Influence Bishops During Pope’s US Visit

    08/24/2016 5:36:22 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 14 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 8/23/16 | John-Henry Westen
    August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with...
  • Memo undercuts Hillary story on controversial Russian uranium deal, Clinton foundation

    08/24/2016 5:30:56 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    State Department officials in fall 2009 - a year before the U.S. approved the deal - had obtained an internal strategy document from Russia's main nuclear energy firm, Rosatom, that provided a warning about Moscow's intentions as it "flexes muscles" in uranium markets. In one cable sent to Clinton, U.S. officials in Brussels warned Russia was about to strongarm U.S. ally Ukraine into a deal for "long-term supply of nuclear fuel" that could "shut" the U.S. company Westinghouse out of the market and extend Moscow's influence over Europe.
  • Ratzinger’s “Deep Communion and Friendship with Pope Francis”

    08/24/2016 5:30:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 8/24/16 | Andrea Tornielli
    The Pope Emeritus talks to Elio Guerriero: “What [Francis] says about being close to other people are not just words. He puts them into practice with me”. Razinger says the fact he did not feel up to the visit to Rio for WYD was a decisive factor in his resignation“Obedience to my successor has always been unquestionable. Then there is a sense of deep communion and friendship,” the Pope Emeritus said ahead of the publication of Peter Seewald’s book-length interview with Benedict XVI in a few days time. The conversations in this book, titled “Latest conversations”, took place after Benedict...
  • Democrats Are Nervous About Their Dud Candidate

    08/24/2016 5:25:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: New York Times: "Think Hillary Clinton Will Win in a Landslide? Don't Bet on It." So we've got this new poll from Florida Atlantic University, Trump up two, 43 to 41 over Hillary in Florida. We've got a Reuters poll that shows Hillary up 12 nationally, but remember in that poll they don't count the undecideds. Now, in all these battleground states, the narrative is that Trump is losing. Who cares about the national polls, they say, in these battleground states, states Trump has to win, you can barely see him anymore. He's in the rearview mirror...
  • Hillary Clinton’s run-out-the-clock strategy

    08/24/2016 5:17:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 24, 2016 | Annie Karni
    The Democrat aims to ignore the email and Foundation controversies, seeing a shrinking calendar as her friend.She is not planning on sitting for another televised armchair confessional to rehash regrets about a private email server. Nor is the campaign setting up the kind of war room employed last year to discredit a book that aimed to expose a quid-pro-quo relationship between Clinton Foundation donors and State Department officials. With 75 days until Election Day and new emails once again casting a pall over her campaign, Hillary Clinton aims to “run out the clock,” confidants say, on the latest chapters of...
  • Family defends SC woman accused of putting 4-day-old son in refrigerator

    08/24/2016 5:06:19 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 13 replies
    WSOCTV.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | GREG SUSKIN
    CHESTER, S.C. - Angela Renee Blackwell walked into court Tuesday with her hands cuffed in front of her. She barely spoke above a whisper, facing a judge on a charge of homicide by child abuse. Blackwell, 27, is accused of putting her four-day old son William in a refrigerator for three hours at her home on Rose Street on Feb 27.
  • PENCE INTERVIEW ON ORIELLY

    08/24/2016 5:04:56 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 3 replies
    What's that overflowing behind him?
  • 10 Surprisingly Brutal Facts About Dragonflies

    08/24/2016 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies
    LISTVERSE.COM ^ | 18 APRIL 2013 | ANDREW HANDLEY
    If somebody asked you to list all the insects you liked, you could probably give an honest answer in the same breath it takes you to violently exhale after being asked such a ridiculous question. Because unless you’re an entomologist, the answer is always the same: butterflies, dragonflies, and ladybugs—pretty and harmless, and infinitely unlikely to burrow under your skin while you sleep. But give a dragonfly a chance to grow three feet long, and suddenly they don’t seem quite so harmless. In fact, if the Meganeura, or giant dragonflies, of prehistory were still around, they might be in charge...
  • A Look at the Crisis of the Church in Germany

    08/24/2016 4:57:51 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | 8/23/16 | Anian Christoph Wimmer
    Berlin, Germany, Aug 23, 2016 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The plummeting number of priestly vocations in the Catholic Church in Germany is raising questions about the roots of the problem, and whether the situation has been manufactured to promote non-priestly ministry. According to figures published by the German bishops' conference, never before have so few priests been ordained in the Church in Germany: a total of 58 men became priests in the country in 2015. Within the last decade, the number of ordinations has dropped by half: In 2005, a total of 122 diocesan priests were ordained. And five...
  • HPD: Son kills teen robber while showing dad new gun

    08/24/2016 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 28 replies
    KHOU.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KHOU.COM
    HOUSTON - A son fatally shot an alleged teen robber as he was showing off his new pistol to his dad at their home in east Houston, police say. It happened in a neighborhood on Majestic at Market around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to Houston Police Department Sgt. Thomas Simmons. Simmons said the son and dad were in their backyard looking at the new pistol when two juvenile suspects, around 15 or 16 years old, approached them.