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  • Now it's Jeb Bush who's fallen below the Ben Carson Line in the GOP primary race

    08/31/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 1 replies
    nj.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    In an effort to inject a little levity into what is going to be a very long Republican presidential nominating contest, I invented something I call "the Ben Carson Line." It's from what is known as "the Mendoza Line" in baseball, which is the lowest batting average an infielder can have and still stay in the big leagues. In this case the barometer is set to Ben Carson, the African-American surgeon who usually ends up at around 10 percent in the polls even though he has little realistic chance of winning. Until recently, Jeb Bush was well ahead of that...
  • Donald Trump Billboard Getting Attention Near Grand Junction

    08/31/2015 8:59:55 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 3 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | Aug 31, 2015 | Deb Stanley
    A Donald Trump billboard on the Western Slope is getting a lot of attention. The billboard depicts Donald Trump in an armor suit fighting a dragon that says, "PC Muslim Marxist Media." Trump's suit says "Make American Great Again." The billboard is 10 feet high and 20 feet wide and is attached to a building just south of the US 50 bridge over the Colorado River on route to Orchard Mesa, near Grand Junction.
  • SHERIFF CLARKE: WHITE HOUSE, DOJ STARTED ‘OPEN SEASON’ ON THE AMERICAN POLICE OFFICER

    08/31/2015 8:58:52 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 2 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    On Saturday night’s broadcast of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke reacted to the killing of Harris County, TX deputy Darren Goforth, pinning the blame on President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. According to Clarke, their rhetoric has caused an “open season” on police officers. “I am too pissed off tonight to be diplomatic with what’s going on and I’m not going to stick my head in the sand about it,” Clarke said. “I said last December war had been declared on the American police officer led by some high profile people, one...
  • Ala official: We trust Planned Parenthood to report minors having abortions—even though they didn’t

    08/31/2015 8:54:53 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 8/31/15 | Dustin Siggins
    MOBILE, AL, August 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Alabama health officials gave a Planned Parenthood clinic the lightest possible punishment for not reporting that a 14-year-old had two abortions in four months -- in part because state officials trust clinic employees acted in good faith. A state employee who explained this in detail to LifeSiteNews also asked that coverage of the situation be framed in order to protect the Department of Public Health from "a lot of attacks from the anti-abortion people." On November 21, 2014, an annual inspection of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Mobile, Alabama discovered clinic employees had...
  • War Room (vanity)A Must See Movie

    08/31/2015 8:52:34 AM PDT · by 2nd Amendment · 1 replies
    I saw a faith-based movie this weekend. The lines were long and many shows were sold out. It was by far the best Kendrick directed movie I have seen. The movie was "War Room" starring Tony Evan's daughter. The audience was alternately crying or clapping. Liberal critics have panned this movie but it is the 1st "feel-good" movie I've seen in a long time. I recommend it for all people who want to see the positive power of God.
  • How to give a Donald Trump stump speech, in 12 easy steps

    08/31/2015 8:47:59 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/31/2015 | Chris Moody
    1.) Arrive to the sound of a 1980s montage song, like "I am a real American" from Hulk Hogan's WWE Days. ... 2.) pay your respects to the American flag. ... 3.) Remark on the yuuuuge sixe of the crowd. ... 6.) When discussing trade and foreign policy, mention China as often as possible. 7.) Remind everyone that you have more money than they do,. 8.) Say the Bible is your favorite book and everyone will give you a thumbs up. ...
  • Ted Cruz Brings 'Consistent Conservative' Message Back To New Hampshire

    08/31/2015 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Isara · 3 replies
    New Hampshire Public Record ^ | August 31, 2015 | Brady Carlson
    Republican Ted Cruz is back in New Hampshire for a two-day campaign visit. It’s the first time in months the Texas Senator has brought his presidential campaign back to the state. But Cruz is confident voters here will like what they see. Listen to NHPR's Brady Carlson reports on Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign visit to New Hampshire. At a town hall meeting Sunday afternoon Cruz told a crowd at New Boston Central School he’d be a different kind of Republican president if elected. By way of example, here’s how he described the to-do list for his first day in office,...
  • Atlanta home invasion: Suspect was armed when arrested, cops say (Follow up)

    08/31/2015 8:46:01 AM PDT · by from occupied ga · 6 replies
    WSB Radio ^ | 8/21/15 | David Markiewicz and Mike Morris
    An artist’s sketch of a suspect, and a Crime Stoppers tip that it led to, resulted in the arrest late Thursday of an 18-year-old man in an Atlanta home invasion case that shocked people across the metro area, and beyond.Brandon Jerome Smith was arrested in connection with the attack that left a northwest Atlanta father wounded in both legs. He was captured while walking to a friend’s house with a stolen .40-caliber handgun in his possession, Atlanta police said Friday.Smith, who did not resist arrest, is believe to be the shooter of Michael Lash, police chief George Turner said...
  • Vladimir Putin, Dmitry Medvedev pump iron at summer residence

    08/31/2015 8:44:39 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/31/2015 | Fox News
    When he’s not trying to create a new Iron Curtain, Russian President Vladimir Putin is apparently busy just pumping iron. Vladimir Putin works out in Russia. In a series of photographs released by the Office of the President of Russia, the 62-year-old Putin is pictured in a lavish forest mancave engaging in numerous exercises with wingman Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, 49. In a pair of photos that could be right out of a “Jersey Shore” casting call, the two are seen engaging in typical “bro” activities: lifting weights, grilling meat – and sharing tea.
  • Some Points to Ponder

    08/31/2015 8:39:32 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 7 replies
    IMBD ^ | 1982 | shields, carey
    "Smoking kills. If you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life," ---Brooke Shields, during an interview to become spokesperson for a federal antismoking campaign. . "Whenever I watch TV and see those poor starving kids all the world, I can't help but cry. . I mean I'd love to be skinny like that but not with all those flies and death and stuff." --Mariah Carey
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WOR AM,August 31,2015

    08/31/2015 8:37:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 4 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
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  • Female Rangers – How General Odierno Saved the Ranger Program and Army’s Warrior Culture.

    08/31/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by Bill Russell · 9 replies
    WilliamRussell.net ^ | 8/31/2015 | Bill Russell
    OVERCOMING CYNICISM AND GIVING A FAIR SHOT AT SUCCESS AND FAILURE Since the August 21st graduation of two women from the Army’s Ranger School there has been an out pouring of commentary on the notoriety of the moment. Writing this article through the lens of a graduate of the Ranger Course (Class 10-87), I want to join those who are congratulating Capt. Kristen Griest and 1st Lt. Shaye Haver on their achievements. What is particularly notable, is the lengths the Army and the Airborne Ranger Training Brigade (ARTB) went through to ensure the women were treated fairly and that the...
  • The Mystery of Missing Talus

    08/31/2015 8:33:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    The Mystery of Missing Talus by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation In August 2013 while on a week-long boat tour of Grand Canyon’s Colorado River, I got a close-up view of secular geology’s missing-talus problem. As our crew boarded the boats at Lee’s Ferry, our geologist guide Dr. Steve Austin explained how missing talus challenges the millions-of-years version of Earth history. Everyday weathering processes weaken the cliff face within view of Lee’s Ferry until the cliffs’ rocks tumble down. But only a handful of boulders lie on the canyon floor—not enough if millions of years of erosion have...
  • IOWA: CARSON, TRUMP TIE FOR LEAD

    08/31/2015 8:32:30 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 33 replies
    Monmouth University Poll | Monday, August 31, 2015 | PATRICK MURRAY
    When Iowa Republicans are asked who they would support in their local caucus, Ben Carson (23%) and Donald Trump (23%) tie for the top spot. The next tier of candidates includes Carly Fiorina (10%) and Ted Cruz (9%), followed by Scott Walker (7%), Jeb Bush (5%), John Kasich (4%), Marco Rubio (4%), and Rand Paul (3%). The last two Iowa caucus victors, Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, each garner 2% of the vote. None of the other six candidates included in the poll register more than 1% support. “These results mark a significant shake-up in the leaderboard from Monmouth’s Iowa...
  • Business Insider: The Latest Oil Price Crash has ‘Everyone on Pins and Needles’ in Texas

    08/31/2015 8:32:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/31/2015 | Breitbart Texas
    Editor’s Note: This story by Miles Udland first appeared online on BusinessInsider.com. We reprint in part here.Manufacturing activity in Texas collapsed in August. And the fear is all about oil.The latest manufacturing index from the Dallas Fed came in at -15.8, way below expectations.
  • A Handful of Colorado Towns Rely Heavily on Money from Traffic Tickets

    08/31/2015 8:31:00 AM PDT · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 15 replies
    Rocky Mountain PBS I-News ^ | 4/29/15 | Katie Kuntz
    Her toddler balanced on her hip, Ashlee Lucero approached the Mountain View municipal courthouse earlier this month to ask the presiding judge for community service. She was still unable to pay off a traffic ticket she received last September. “I was in jail for a whole day,” said Lucero, a 23-year-old single mother from Thornton. “A misunderstanding happens and they take me to court for it and I am still trying to pay for this ticket.” Mountain View, population 518, is small geographically, stretching just six blocks east to west, Sheridan Boulevard to Fenton Street, between Denver and Wheat Ridge,...
  • Trump vs. Ramos Bout

    08/31/2015 8:27:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Obie Usategui
    I consider Mr. Ramos and his entire Univision tribe, just a swarm of unqualified misfits, whose fame and fortune and that of their network were ill-fatedly built, for the most part, on the misfortunes of a mass exodus of Cubans You know what, I thought my frenzy point for irking with madness had just about reached its limits of confinement when I saw Barack Obama eagerly shaking the bloodied hands of Cuban dictators Fidel and Raul Castro – the entire charade followed by the idiot John Kerry’s ceremony raising the American flag at the just re-opened Cuban embassy in Havana,...
  • One of the key arguments against taking Donald Trump's candidacy seriously is evaporating

    08/31/2015 8:25:22 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Business Insider/Yahoo Finance ^ | August 31, 2015 | Brett LoGiurato
    Republican presidential candidate Trump gestures and declares Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump continues to build momentum, both nationally and in key early states like Iowa. Case in point: A new Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register poll of the state, released over the weekend, which provided new reasons to treat his candidacy with seriousness. Trump is in first place in the poll, grabbing the votes of 23% of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers. But most striking is how Iowa Republicans now view him in a highly favorable light — after feeling the opposite just three months ago. According to the poll, 61% of...
  • Ben Carson: ‘We Don’t Need a Department of Veterans Affairs’

    08/31/2015 8:25:07 AM PDT · by xzins · 49 replies
    CNS ^ | August 28, 2015 | Melanie Hunter
    Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson told the Dave Ramsey show on Wednesday that the Department of Veterans Affairs should be folded into the Department of Defense and VA facilities should only be used for specialized care like traumatic brain injuries and limb replacement procedures. “The size of government has to be reduced significantly. There’s a lot of stuff that we’re doing that doesn’t make any sense. We have a Department of Veterans Affairs. We don’t need a Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans Affairs should be in under the Department of Defense, and it should be smooth transition,” said Carson. The...
  • Radical politics of Canadian Bishops seeks to turn Canada over to the lib-left

    08/31/2015 8:24:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Judi McLeod
    The Francis-Obama strategy now in effect: The first obvious outcome of the Barack Obama celebrated Pope Francis ‘Laudato Si ‘encyclical on the environment will be the return of the Lib-left as the Government of Canada. It’s official, proof of which can be found online in the Canadian Council of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) 2015 Election Guide at cccb.ca under “publications”. Catholics like me were informed in paraphrased words at Sunday Mass yesterday, that the next four weeks during the federal election campaign, the homilies of all Catholic priests in Canada will abandon the Gospel of Christ for hardline electioneering advising folk...
  • Will the ‘silent majority’ speak out?

    08/31/2015 8:22:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/31/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Enough is enough--Silent majority must rise up: Counter the war on police, movements like Black Lives Matter and their cheerleaders in the Democrat Party. If not, U.S. will be forever doomed The term “silent majority” is now, according to the left, a racist term Apparently, to members of the association for the perpetually offended “silent majority’ is a code for white people wanting the world to go back to the way it was years ago. These whites want to take their country back from those who are not white. One person who in this day and age is not afraid...
  • Boehner condemns McKinley name change

    08/31/2015 8:22:10 AM PDT · by PROCON · 45 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Aug.1, 2015 | Susan Ferrechio
    House Speaker John Boehner said he is "deeply disappointed" in President Obama's plan to rename Alaska's Mount McKinley "Mt. Denali," joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers, even though the change has roots in the Republican Party. The peak, which is the tallest in North America, was named after the nation's 25th president and former Ohio governor, William McKinley, in 1896. Boehner, from Ohio, joined other lawmakers from his state in condemning the move, which Obama announced Sunday. "There is a reason President McKinley's name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that...
  • Cheney: I’d Love to See Biden Get in the Race

    08/31/2015 8:19:30 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 4 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 31 Aug 2015 | Jeff Poor
    In a preview of an interview set to air on Tuesday night’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Vice President Dick Cheney sounded off on the 2016 Democratic race for the nomination, in particular the possibility of his vice-presidential successor Joe Biden running against Hillary Clinton for the nomination. “I’d love to see Joe get in the race,” Cheney said. Cheney contended Biden would “stir things up,” which would make him viable. ...
  • Planned Parenthood Worse then Slavers

    08/31/2015 8:16:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 2 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | August 31st, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    Planned Parenthood has found an even more morally repugnant way to make money than selling men, women and children for profit. Lifenews has been running a series of stories about how Planned Parenthood has been selling aborted baby parts for profit. They separate the parts from the babies they abort and sell the parts for research or medical treatment.
  • Obituaries for WDBJ7 Reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward

    08/31/2015 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 1 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 29, 2015 | Staff
    Parker, Alison Bailey posted 2 days ago August 29th, 2015 Alison Bailey Parker, loved by everyone who knew her, was taken from us at the age of 24 on August 26, 2015. Born in Annapolis, Md., Alison grew up in Collinsville, and graduated from Martinsville High School in 2009. Her many accomplishments included Piedmont District Swimmer of the Year award, Big M Trophy recipient, and a member of the jazz and concert bands where she played both trumpet and French horn. As a student at the Piedmont Governor's School for Math, Science and Technology, she was a member of the...
  • Here are the signs that point to Apple's next big innovation in computing

    08/31/2015 8:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2015 | Lisa Eadicicco
    Apple could be working on its own augmented-reality technology, which would be a first for the company, according to Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster. Apple usually focuses on mainstream consumer products such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops. Munster has picked up on a few clues within the industry that indicate Apple could be working on some type of augmented reality device. For example, the company acquired a German augmented reality startup called Metaio earlier this year, which was reported back in May. Munster notes that Metaio owns 171 worldwide patents related to augmented reality technology, which would put Apple in 11th...
  • Karl Rove Bashes Trump: “Summer of Silliness” Will Be Followed by “Fall of Silliness”

    08/31/2015 8:08:53 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 31,2015 | Jim Hoft
    Karl Rove: “We’ve had a summer of silliness. We may have a fall of silliness. Remember at this point in 2011 the leader in the Republican pack was Rick Perry, the governor of Texas. After that we had Herman Cain and former speaker Newt Gingrich. Both of them jumped to the lead. You can say it’s a summer of silliness. But my sense is we’re likely to see this thing come and go and other faces emerge.“ Needless to say, Karl Rove is not a Trump fan. He continually bashes The Donald with each appearance on FOX News.
  • Study: Chicago Criminals Avoid Gun Shows, Internet Sales, Buy Guns On Street

    08/31/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As for specifics regarding sources for purchasing guns, some of the inmates indicated that gangs have individuals with a Firearm Owners Identification Card who buy guns then sell them to gang members. Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.” The inmates made clear they do not walk into gun stores to buy guns. Which proves a point Breitbart News, Gun Owners of America, and other gun rights groups have made for years; namely, that background checks place a burden on law-abiding citizens which criminals easily avoid.
  • Seeking God's Kingdom (from the book “Strength for Today”)(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/31/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “‘. . . All these things shall be added to you’” (Matthew 6:33). God will provide for those who seek what is eternal. What did Jesus mean when He said we are to seek God’s kingdom first? It means our top priority in life should be to seek what is eternal. That was the priority for the apostle Paul. In Acts 20 he was ready to leave for Jerusalem to defend the faith, not knowing if he might be put in prison or lose his life. The prospect of persecution did not deter him, for he said, “I do not...
  • Greenfield: Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran

    08/31/2015 8:06:49 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 2 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    Monday, August 31, 2015 Rabbis for Hamas, Obama and Iran Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog In 2008, Elliot Dorff joined Rabbis for Obama in their claim that Senator Obama would be a “leader in the fight against serious threats to Israel.” Dorff, a Beverly Hills based clergyman, showed a deep grasp of geopolitical issues when he claimed that because of President Bush, “now the Taliban inhabit Iraq, where they never used to be.” This would have come as news to both the Taliban and Iraq. But Rabbis for Obama kept Dorff’s testimonial up because no one...
  • HOW THE ISLAMIC WORLD WAS FORGED: AN EXERCISE IN COMMON SENSE

    08/31/2015 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 08/31/2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world?   Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order to enjoy the boons of being on the “winning team” to converting in order to evade the dooms of being on the “losing team.” Modern day Muslims and other apologists—primarily in academia, government, and mainstream media—reject...
  • Rejecting the World (from the book "Drawing Near")(Protestant/Evangelical Caucus)

    08/31/2015 8:05:26 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (1 John 2:15). The world is opposed to everything God stands for. Loving the world begins with thinking that God doesn't know what's best for you and is trying to cheat you out of something you deserve. That thought soon blossoms into a willingness to disregard God's warnings altogether and take whatever Satan has to offer. Love of the world started in the Garden of Eden and continues to this day. Genesis 3:6 says, "When...
  • Donald Trump's Rise Is Directly Linked to Obama's Destruction of American Society

    08/31/2015 8:05:13 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 13 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Another law enforcement officer was shot dead this weekend execution style. Harris County Sheriff Deputy and Killer ABC13 Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth was shot dead this weekend while pumping gas into his squad car. Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke placed the blame for the execution of Harris County deputy Darren Goforth squarely upon President Barack Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Obama has waged a war on police and civility for over a year now. The Democratic Party under Obama refuses to call Islamists ‘terrorists.’ This same party uses outrageous comparisons when discussing Republicans. The Obama Foreign Policy Doctrine...
  • Glenn Beck’s ‘All Lives Matter’ March Draws 20,000

    08/31/2015 8:03:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/31/2015 | Rick Moran
    Saturday, in Minneapolis, Reuters reported: Several hundred protesters from the Black Lives Matter movement marched to the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday to bring attention to race issues ranging from policing to underrepresentation of minorities at one of the nation’s biggest state fairs.The mixed-race crowd, including senior citizens and children, chanted slogans along the 1-1/2 mile route and briefly lay down on a bridge south of the fairgrounds Minnesota media reported the number of marchers at 325.A few hundred miles to the south, a throng of 20,000, led by Glenn Beck, marched in Birmingham, Alabama, along the same route...
  • Madeline Albright: Illegal Immigrants Are A ‘Burden’ [VIDEO]

    08/31/2015 8:00:38 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/31/2015 | Steve Guest
    Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright suggested that the immigrants flooding Europe are a “burden” to the country to which they emigrate.Albright, who served under Bill Clinton, appeared on CNN’s “New Day” Monday and said “it’s important for the Europeans to see it as an issue for all of them and to be able to deal with it in a very rapid way so you don’t see the kinds of things we’ve been seeing on television and people just being treated as if they weren’t human.” John Berman: The European Union planning an emergency meeting to deal with the huge...
  • Is Government Aid of Elon Musk’s Ventures Actually a Good Call?

    08/31/2015 7:59:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/31/2015 | Roger Kimball
    A week ago, City Journal published “Crazy Like a Visionary,” [1] a review essay I had written about Ashlee Vance’s new biography of Elon Musk [2], the man behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, and sundry other starry-eyed, high-tech enterprises.As I explained in the essay, my interest in “Green energy” and interplanetary space travel is minimal at best — or, to be more accurate, I am indifferent to space travel. I like it here on terra firma, thanks very much, and I am positively hostile to the Green Lobby, which is full of cynical opportunists like Al Gore, who have...
  • Real Spiritual: Decline

    08/31/2015 7:55:40 AM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    ItsReally Real,org ^ | August 30, 2015 | Rev. Brian Akers
    Over the past few years as a minister there has been a growing narrative that, for many reasons, I haven’t been able to escape. It would seem that the statistics and facts all say that “church” is in decline. Don’t take my word for it either… there are plenty of other Huffington Post authors chiming in about this apparent trend too. Some say that it’s all about the lack of religion in our schools, laws and culture as if the country is devolving. Some say that the “immediacy” of God, also described as an apocalyptic culture, has been lost. You...
  • Christian Film 'War Room' Makes $11 Million Debut

    08/31/2015 7:53:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/31/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    The Christian drama "War Room," by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, earned $11 million in its box-office debut over the weekend despite playing in only 1,135 theaters. It was placed No. 2 behind "Straight Outta Compton," which earned $13.2 million, but after playing in 3,142 locations. The faith-based film on the power of prayer, which hit theaters Friday, marks the highest debut for the Kendrick brothers with $11 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The N.W.A saga "Straight Outta Compton" remained at the No. 1 spot for the third consecutive weekend. However, "War Room" averaged $9,360 in 1,135 theaters, as...
  • Clinton: Pro-Life Republicans are Practically Terrorists

    08/31/2015 7:53:42 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 15 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Staff
    Hillary Clinton was expected to make women’s issues a central focus of her campaign for president; after all, it would look a little strange if she didn’t. Unfortunately for the rest of us, though, it means that the tired “war on women” trope will be trotted out for yet another election cycle. Republicans are the villains in this political play, always scheming to find new and exciting ways to keep women barefoot and pregnant. If Clinton is fighting back against this war on women, she unleashed the heavy firepower on Thursday. Speaking at a campaign stop in Cleveland, she said,...
  • Trump Is Setting the GOP Agenda

    08/31/2015 7:50:47 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | August 30,2015 | Matt Latimer
    Every Republican presidential contender is playing Trump’s game. And losing at it. Practically every candidate in the race is now engaging in and losing a war of insults, aping Trump’s issue agenda and in some instances pilfering his best lines. Consider Governor Scott Walker, whose career seems to be vanishing before our very eyes. First, the Wisconsin governor appropriated Trump’s catchphrase “Make America Great Again” (which, by the way, was appropriated from Ronald Reagan). Then Walker tried to out Trump Trump on China with a widely panned call for President Obama to cancel his upcoming visit with Xi Jinping—a move...
  • President Hassan Rouhani to Iranian parliament: Don’t make deal legally binding

    08/31/2015 7:45:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/31/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the weekend, the undecideds in Congress got another confidence-builder from Iran on the nuclear deal that Barack Obama and John Kerry insist they support. If Congress approves the deal, it carries legal weight in the US, at least for the next 16 months or so until the next President takes office. The Iranian parliament must be rushing to provide the same level of legal commitment, right? Right? Er … no, not really: President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday he opposes a parliamentary vote on the landmark nuclear deal reached with world powers because terms of the agreement would turn...
  • A Court Smacks Down Obama’s DOJ

    08/31/2015 7:44:20 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | J. Christian Adams & Hans A. Von Spakovsky
    The recently concluded federal trial over North Carolina’s election rules proved one thing beyond a reasonable doubt: The Obama administration and its partisan, big-money, racial-interest-group allies will stop at nothing to win elections. And using the courts to change election rules is a key part of their strategy. That was clearly evident in the federal courtroom in Winston-Salem. The plaintiffs, including the Justice Department, challenged a number of election reforms implemented in 2013 that were designed to reduce the cost and complexity of running elections and make it harder to commit voter fraud. The administration pushed a novel legal argument....
  • DNC Passes Resolution to Support #BlackLivesMatter Protesters and Bash Police

    08/31/2015 7:43:45 AM PDT · by blueyon · 20 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/15 | Jim Hoft
    ** 23 police officers have been gunned down this year, so far, in the line of duty. The panderers at the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution on Friday supporting the Black Lives Matter mob movement. The resolution also condemns police in America for shooting unarmed black men. MSNBC reported:The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution Friday afternoon supporting the Black Lives Matter movement at the party’s summer meeting. The national party also affirmed a resolution supporting same-sex marriage in every state and another honoring the son of Vice President Joe Biden, Beau Biden, who passed away in May. Activists...
  • "Supergiant" Natural gas discovery could be largest ever

    08/31/2015 7:43:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 08/31/2015 | David Goldman
    In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a "supergiant" gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles. The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that's the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won't know the field's true size until it begins to develop it. Found in the deep waters off the northern coast of Egypt, Eni claims the gas field to be the largest ever in the Mediterranean and possibly...
  • Healing Medicine for Strident Times – Reflection on a Teaching on the Liturgy from Joseph Ratzinger

    08/31/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 3 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-30-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Healing Medicine for Strident Times – A Reflection on a Teaching on the Liturgy from Joseph Ratzinger Msgr. Charles Pope • August 30, 2015 • One of the most concise and cogent descriptions of these often strident times came from Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger in 1986. It is contained in, of all places, his treatise on the theology of sacred music in a book called The Feast of Faith (Ignatius Press, 1986). His comments have recently been republished in a larger compendium of his works: Collected Works: Theology of the Liturgy (Ignatius Press, 2014, Vol 11).It hard to describe our times...
  • Report: GOP Elites Plan to Take Down Trump With Deluge of Anti-Trump Ads After Labor Day

    08/31/2015 7:41:26 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 51 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/31/2015 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP establishment is very concerned with Donald Trump’s enduring appeal with conservative voters. The party elites are reportedly planning a deluge of anti-Trump ads following the Labor Day weekend. CNN reported: “ It’s no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump — and just who should finance such an effort. CNN’s Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from...
  • Israeli Company That Turns Tumors Into Ice Balls Now Sets Its Sight On Lung Cancer

    08/31/2015 7:39:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    NO CAMELS: Israel Innovation News ^ | 08/31/2015 | By Adam Van Heerden
    We’ve told you before about IceCure’s amazing tumor-freezing technology that destroys breast tumors by freezing them into ice balls. Now the company has set its sights on another killer – lung cancer. The Israeli biomedical company that pioneered the application of cryoablation (a process which uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy diseased tissue) as a treatment for benign breast tumors (fibroadenomas), intends to expand its technology to the treatment of lung cancer, with a new clinical trial to begin in Japan.Related articles The Israeli Blind Mole Rat May Hold The Key To Curing CancerIsraeli Doc Teaches Dogs To Sniff...
  • Solyndra autopsy: Did Inspector General go too easy on Department of Energy?

    08/31/2015 7:36:55 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    Watchdog ^ | August 31, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    An Inspector General of the Department of Energy report that picked over the bones of the Solyndra green energy fiasco placed most of the blame on Solyndra executives for losing more than $500 million in taxpayer money. But a close reading shows DOE made plenty of mistakes as well. The report authored by DOE Inspector General Gregory H. Friedman came just short of calling Solyndra’s highest officials liars, saying their actions during the loan process were “at best, reckless and irresponsible or, at worst, an orchestrated effort to knowingly and intentionally deceive and mislead the Department.” While the 13-page report...
  • Illinois Lottery winners receive IOU amid lack of budget

    08/31/2015 7:34:39 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 51 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/31/2015 | Fred Imbert
    Danny Chasteen and his girlfriend, Susan Rick, thought they had gotten their big break last month when Chasteen won $250,000 from the Illinois Lottery. Instead, they got an IOU. The Chicago Tribune reported that disbursements of Illinois Lottery winnings of more than $25,000 have been halted because the state doesn't have a budget. "For the first time, we were finally gonna get a break," Rick said. "And now the Illinois Lottery has kind of messed everything up." Under state law, checks for such winnings must be cut by the state comptroller's office and, since lawmakers have yet to approve a...
  • On Deportation: A Modest Proposal [Here's something even liberals will like]

    08/31/2015 7:33:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/31/2015 | Tom Trinko
    Liberals and the MSM constantly tell us that illegals are good for the country, that they are hardworking and pay their own way. As a result, we're told that it would be wrong to deport them. Given that "reality," even staunch conservatives should agree with the following: let's let any illegal who works hard and pays his own way stay. If illegals are all that Democrats say they are, illegals will never cross the path of any government organization and won't burden honest Americans financially. In light of that, let's consider the following deportation solution: any illegal who costs the...