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  • God isn't dead in Gotham

    12/27/2014 4:59:38 AM PST · by Gamecock
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 12.19.2014 | Kate Bachelder
    ‘Cheer up, you’re worse than you think,” Rev. Timothy Keller says with a smile. He’s explaining that humans are more weak, more fallen, more warped than they “ever dare admit or even believe.” Then comes the good news: At the same time people are “more loved in Christ and more accepted than they could ever imagine or hope.” Do you know many New Yorkers who believe that? Perhaps not, but on Sundays some 5,500 city folk file into the church Mr. Keller founded 25 years ago, Redeemer Presbyterian, at eight packed services across three Manhattan locations, the Greenwich Village campus...
  • Bachmann: Obama Embraces Agenda of Jihad to Convert USA into Islamic Caliphate”

    12/27/2014 4:52:50 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 2 replies
    Sons Of Liberty Media+ ^ | 12/26/2014 | Tim Brown
    Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has been an outspoken voice against the infiltration of the Muslim Brotherhood into the halls of the United States federal government, and she has taken the shots against her, even by those who claim they are on her side. Recently, the Minnesota congresswoman was interviewed by Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council (FRC) and told him that Barack Obama has embraced “the agenda of Islamic jihad,” and that agenda includes both the destruction of Israel and converting the “United States into an Islamic Caliphate.” “While the president continues to say that this is not about...
  • Science Increasingly Makes the Case for God

    12/27/2014 4:52:35 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 1 replies
    wsj.com/ ^ | Eric Metaxas
    The fine-tuning necessary for life to exist on a planet is nothing compared with the fine-tuning required for the universe to exist at all. For example, astrophysicists now know that the values of the four fundamental forces—gravity, the electromagnetic force, and the “strong” and “weak” nuclear forces—were determined less than one millionth of a second after the big bang. Alter any one value and the universe could not exist. For instance, if the ratio between the nuclear strong force and the electromagnetic force had been off by the tiniest fraction of the tiniest fraction—by even one part in 100,000,000,000,000,000—then no...
  • A Tale of Two Cops and the Many Brinsleys Who Murdered

    12/27/2014 4:51:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Jack Kerwick
    “He was an amazing man. He was the best father and husband and friend.” This is how a friend described Rafael Ramos, one of the two NYPD officers who was ambushed and murdered by Eric Garner and Michael Brown supporter, Ismaiiyl Brinsley. Ramos was sitting in a patrol car with his partner, Wenjian Liu, when Brinsley snuck up and blasted both in their heads. The double-murder was premeditated: Hours earlier, Brinsley made the following announcement on Instagram: “I’m putting wings on pigs today. They take 1 of ours, let’s take 2 of theirs.” Shortly afterwards, the cop-killer turned the gun...
  • Christmas is a Call to Action

    12/27/2014 4:31:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Kathryn Lopez
    It's not cheery, but among the most jarring things I read in the run-up to Christmas comes from historian Stanley Weintraub, who has written about Christmas during wartime more than once. His recounting of the Christmas Truce of 1914 is a testament to the goodness in the heart of man, even when seeped in a culture of evil. Weintraub's latest is "A Christmas Far from Home: An Epic Tale of Courage and Survival during the Korean War." Gen. Douglas MacArthur had told troops they would be home for Christmas. That wouldn't happen. And in the book, about a war he...
  • New ‘Tuo Jiang’ corvette beefs up naval firepower

    12/27/2014 4:30:19 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki
    The Taipei Times ^ | Dec 27, 2014 | Jason Pan
    Senior naval officials hinted earlier this week that the new-generation Tuo Jiang-class corvette (沱江艦) could be dispatched to beef up security measures around the disputed Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島) in the South China Sea if the need arises. Responding to enquiries from legislators, Navy Chief of Staff Hsiao Wei-min (蕭維民) said the recently commissioned Tuo Jiang stealth missile corvette would able to reach Taiwan’s military outpost on Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島) within one day. Taiping, spanning 46 hectares, is the largest island in the Spratlys, and has permanent troops from Coast Guard Administration units stationed there. The...
  • This Conservative Historian Took on Howard Zinn, Writing ‘A Patriot’s History’

    12/27/2014 4:29:15 AM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 25, 2014 | Kate Scanlon
    Larry Schweikart recently spoke at the Heritage Foundation about the newly released 10th anniversary edition of the book he co-authored with Michael Allen, “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement.” “A Patriot’s History” had a rather unusual journey from publication to fame; becoming a No.1 New York Times bestseller six years after its publication.Schweikart, a history professor at the University of Dayton, wrote the book in response to what he calls a lack of textbooks that “dealt accurately and fairly with American history.” Many of the existing classroom materials, he said,...
  • Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets

    12/27/2014 4:24:07 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 9 replies
    America’s $400 billion, top-of-the-line aircraft can’t see the battlefield all that well. Which means it’s actually worse than its predecessors at fighting today’s wars. When the Pentagon’s nearly $400 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter finally enters service next year after nearly two decades in development, it won’t be able to support troops on the ground the way older planes can today. Its sensors won’t be able to see the battlefield as well; and what video the F-35 does capture, it won’t be able to transmit to infantrymen in real time. Versions of the new single-engine stealth fighter are set to...
  • Kill the Obamacare Cadillac Tax Now

    12/27/2014 4:07:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | Hank Adler
    The so-called Obamacare Cadillac Tax is scheduled to begin on January 1, 2018. It is a 40% non-deductible tax on the cost of medical insurance plans that exceed "predetermined thresholds". The "predetermined thresholds" will be determined by government appointees. The Cadillac Tax is supposed to raise $80 billion over ten years to finance the expansion of health coverage. The reality is that the Obamacare Cadillac Tax will ultimately diminish the quality of medical insurance coverage for tens of millions of Americans because no entities will be able to afford to pay it. The cost of the tax is beyond what...
  • Comrades Get to Torture Ransom

    12/27/2014 3:36:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | John Ransom
    I have selfish reasons to do the Ice Bucket Challenge this year.To get the basement dwellers up to speed: The Ice Bucket Challenge is where a person has an ice bucket with water dumped over his head to benefit the ALS Association. In my case, I will make a donation over $100 to ALSA, and ask others I challenge to make any donation whatever or get the bucket dumped oj them… or better yet, take the bucket, make a donation and challenge others to do the same.I also give a chance to comrades to torture me with this modified version...
  • How Much Should We Tolerate?

    12/27/2014 3:24:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Here’s a message that’s almost never said that our country desperately needs to hear: Americans need to be a lot less tolerant. One of the most ironclad laws of life on Planet Earth is that you get more of what you reward and less of what you punish. If our goal were to encourage the destruction of our entire society, would what we celebrate and punish culturally be much different? Maybe it would be a LITTLE different. Movies like the Passion of the Christ and its inferior cousin, Exodus: Gods and Kings, wouldn’t be made. There wouldn’t be anybody celebrating...
  • A Carolina Dog (The Dixie Dingo)

    12/27/2014 2:48:28 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    Bitter Southerner ^ | 12-27-2014 | Cy Brown
    Story by Cy Brown Photos by Kaylinn GilstrapDeember 27, 2014 He got Penny for Christmas. He didn’t know he would get a trip into the deepest reaches of the 14,000-year history of dogs in North America.Things we love in the South: Moon Pies, SEC football, Otis Redding, Flannery O’Connor, Cheerwine and, probably more than anything else, our dogs. What is it about Southerners and our dogs? Maybe it's because in the South, we're a bit more country than our cousins to the north. Perhaps we are a generation or two fewer removed from the time when having a dog was...
  • It's neither unemployment nor underemployment. It's ethnic cleansing. (Vanity/Opinion)

    12/27/2014 2:42:05 AM PST · by Enterprise · 10 replies
    Free Repblic ^ | 12/27/14 | Enterprise
    During Stalin's reign, he used a particularly horrific manner of social engineering. It was ethnic cleansing.
  • Russia: NATO expansion is biggest threat we face - warns Ukraine it would be "dangerous" to do so

    12/27/2014 2:05:01 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 26, 2014 | Jesse Byrnes
    Russia has adopted a new military doctrine, keeping North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) expansion first among its list of primary external threats. The revised doctrine [PDF in Russian - 29 pages with 58 sections], signed by President Vladimir Putin on Friday, is comparable to a 2010 version, which also listed NATO expansion as a primary threat. Additions to the doctrine include a highlighting of the threat from "global strategic antiballistic missile systems" and a Russian goal to protect its interests in the Arctic region, according to Russian state-funded news organization RT. The doctrine’s adoption comes days after Ukraine took a...
  • Obama: Nation 'less racially divided'

    12/27/2014 1:40:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jesse Byrnes
    President Obama believes that the United States is less racially divided than when he took office in 2009. Asked in an NPR interview set to air starting Monday whether the nation is more racially divided than six years ago, Obama said "No." "I actually think that it's probably in its day-to-day interactions less racially divided," Obama told "Morning Edition" host Steve Inskeep. Excerpts of the interview were released before broadcast by NPR. A majority of Americans, 53 percent, believe that race relations have worsened under America's first black president, compared to 36 percent who say they have stayed the same...
  • North Korea Calls Obama 'A Monkey' In Latest Hacking Salvo

    12/27/2014 1:36:15 AM PST · by blam · 12 replies
    Drudge - AP The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12-27-2014 | The Telegraph (UK)
    By Associated Press 27 Dec 2014Pyongyang issues furious statement accusing US of shutting down its internet services as row over The Interview shows no sign of easing North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the US on Saturday for shutting down its internet services amid the hacking row over The Interview. North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong-un. After Sony Pictures initially called off the release in a decision criticised by Obama, the movie has opened this...
  • Clinton family, including new baby Charlotte, spotted strolling through Manhattan

    12/27/2014 12:48:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December 27, 2014 | Oren Yaniv
    The stroll was the first public appearance by the whole family since baby Charlotte's birth three months ago. Proud grandparents Bill and Hillary had their hands on a stroller pushed by daughter Chelsea as her husband Marc Mezvinsky walked nearby.
  • National Cookie Day 12/4, RollerCoaster Day is 8/16 Any other overlooked holidays?

    12/27/2014 12:46:02 AM PST · by lee martell · 6 replies
    Dec. 27th 2014 | Lee Martell
    We have just finished observing Christmas, the day set aside to celebrate the blessed birth of Jesus Christ, aka the Son of God to most Christian people. My family and I are realistic, we don't worry that much about giving gifts to each other, other than a long phone call, email or greeting card. This is easier when there are not a lot of little children in the family. I like that we as a nation still give a lot of attention to the 4th of July. If there are any pluses to having been subjected to Barack Obama for...
  • Cops Fund Anti-de Blasio Banner Over NYC

    12/27/2014 12:33:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Daily Beast via AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    An anti-de Blasio banner was flown by a plane above New York City on Friday, bearing the message “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.” Former police officer John Cardillo said on Friday that the banner, which references some NYPD officers and union leaders who turned their backs to the mayor after two officers were fatally shot in Brooklyn last week, was paid for by retired and current officers. Read it at AP
  • H&R Block, Your Taxes, and ObamaCare

    12/27/2014 12:16:15 AM PST · by upchuck · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/27/2014 | Jon Hall
    On December 9, business reporter Mark Davis posted an article up on the website of the Kansas City Star headlined “About 25 percent of H&R Block customers will ‘confront’ the Affordable Care Act”; the next day it appeared in the wood pulp version of the newspaper. Davis reported on a meeting in New York where H&R Block, the world’s largest tax services provider, told investor’s “that it sees the potential for significant growth in business thanks to the health care reform commonly called Obamacare.” Inasmuch as Block bases “customer bills on the complexity of their returns, such as how many...
  • Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte [$10M Apartment]

    12/26/2014 11:56:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    Baby's Day Out! Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Take Three-Month-Old Charlotte out for a walk with doting dad Marc Clintons were seen walking on Fifth Avenue with the baby this Friday Chelsea pushed stroller as she walked next to former President Bill Hillary Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were also present for the walk By KIERAN CORCORAN 26 December 2014 Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton walked down Fifth Avenue in a pack on Friday, alongside Chelsea's husband Marc Mezvinsky. Chelsea pushed the stroller with baby Charlotte, now three months old, while Bill walked alongside the two, with a protective hand on...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Named To 'Worst Journalism Of 2014' List

    12/26/2014 11:04:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | December 26, 2014 | Wochit
    CNN's Don Lemon Named To 'Worst Journalism Of 2014' List by Wochit Don Lemon has picked up a dubious honor: ranking in a Columbia Journalism Review fellow's list of the "worst journalism" of 2014. The anchor has made headlines throughout the year for controversial moments during his tenure as a CNN newsroom anchor. In a post written by David Uberti, the CJR fellow makes a case for why Lemon deserves to be ranked along with other missteps in journalism over the past year. Uberti wrote, "As one of the most recognizable anchors on CNN, Don Lemon has helped lead the...
  • GOP to Become Party of "Yes" [satire]

    12/26/2014 10:59:44 PM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) brushed off complaints from his Party's conservative wing that his recent actions on the Cromnibus Bill served mainly to enable President Obama's illegal amnesty and fund all of his ill-conceived initiatives—including Obamacare—that Republicans had pledged to oppose if they won the November elections. "Rather than get bogged down in fighting over every specific policy or program, we are going to rebrand the GOP as the Party of 'yes,'" McConnell said. "People don't like to hear the word 'no.' They prefer to get what they want. If we can communicate the message that Republicans...
  • Fixing the System: President Obama is Taking Action on Immigration

    12/26/2014 10:30:10 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 25 replies
    White House ^ | 2014 | Obama Administration
    America’s immigration system is broken. The President is taking executive action to fix what he can to help build a system that lives up to our heritage as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants. [....] Share the Facts Our immigration system has been broken for decades. And every day we wait to act, millions of undocumented immigrants are living in the shadows: Those who want to pay taxes and play by the same rules as everyone else have no way to live right by the law. That is why President Obama is using his executive authority to...
  • Caption This Picture (41 and 42 in 1983)

    12/26/2014 9:53:52 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    Twitter ^ | Michael Beschloss
  • Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies'

    12/26/2014 9:42:12 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | December 26, 2014
    Egypt Bans 'Zionist' Film Exodus And Cites 'Historical Inaccuracies' A day after Morocco bans film, Egypt says it’s rife with mistakes, including an apparent claim that ‘Moses and the Jews built the pyramids’ Exodus: Gods and Kings review – holy Moses, wholly acceptable for the devout 26 December 2014 Egypt has banned the Hollywood biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings, citing historical inaccuracies, the culture minister said on Friday. The decision comes a day after a similar move by Morocco. The film, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Christian Bale, relates how Moses helped Israelite slaves flee persecution in Egypt...
  • ACLU sues to allow gay club in Indiana school

    12/26/2014 9:36:14 PM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    South Bend Tribune ^ | 26 Dec, 2014
    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against a western Indiana school district seeking to force it to recognize a club for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students and those who support them. The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Terre Haute contends the North Putnam Community School Corp. in Bainbridge, 35 miles west of Indianapolis, is violating the First Amendment rights of the Gay-Straight Alliance and the three students who are now members. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of those students at North Putnam High School — a senior,...
  • N. Korea Calls Obama 'Monkey' in Hacking Row

    12/26/2014 9:32:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    ABCNews ^ | December 26, 2014 | HYUNG-JIN KIM
    N. Korea Calls Obama 'Monkey' in Hacking Row SEOUL, South Korea — Dec 26, 2014 By HYUNG-JIN KIM North Korea called President Barack Obama "a monkey" and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy "The Interview." North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures initially called off the release citing threats of terror attacks against U.S. movie theaters. Obama criticized Sony's decision, and the movie has opened this...
  • What do you think the extensive green landscape is in this picture of Mars'? (Vanity)

    12/26/2014 9:31:02 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 48 replies
    If you have it installed on your computer, fire up Google Earth and click on the icon along the top edge of your screen that looks like Saturn. A menu will drop down. Click on Mars. After Google Mars loads, enter these coordinates into the search bar: -84.2952811,-56.5576401 . Here's what you'll see: At first, I thought someone had photoshopped it. But you can see that isn't true. So what do you think it is? I don't know if the picture is presented in true color, but if it is it sure looks like moss to me!... Moss that can...
  • N Korea Race-Hate Outburst At Obama [Obama Called ""Monkey Inhabiting A Tropical Forest"]

    12/26/2014 9:23:41 PM PST · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Telegraph (Belfast) ^ | December 26, 2014
    N Korea Race-Hate Outburst At Obama 27 DECEMBER 2014 North Korea has hurled racial slurs at President Barack Obama as the communist state blamed the US for shutting down its internet amid the Sony hacking row. The North's powerful National Defence Commission said Mr Obama was behind the release of Sony Pictures' film The Interview and called him a "monkey inhabiting a tropical forest". North Korea has denied being involved in the crippling cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, but expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. After Sony initially called off the release in...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Bill Cosby accused of raping ex-girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr.

    12/26/2014 9:19:30 PM PST · by conservative98 · 256 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | December, 26, 2014 | Nancy Dillon
    Bill Cosby was a rat who stalked prey in his own pack, a former girlfriend of Sammy Davis Jr. says. Katherine McKee alleges Cosby raped her in a Michigan hotel room in the early 1970s when she was on tour with Davis. She joins more than 20 other women who have accused the comedian known as “America’s Dad” of sexual assault.
  • IRAN: Pastor Irani Faces 18 New Charges

    12/26/2014 9:18:39 PM PST · by redleghunter · 3 replies
    Voice of the Martyrs ^ | 10 September 2014 | VOM
    Iranian pastor Behnam Irani is being held in solitary confinement and is facing 18 new charges, including "spreading corruption on Earth," which is a capital crime. This is similar to "Moharabeh," or "warring against God," which was recently charged to another Christian, Pastor Matthias Haghnejad. Pastor Irani was arrested in December 2006, and sentenced in 2011 to six years imprisonment for "action against the state" and "action against the order." The fresh charges appear to be part of a surge in repression under the Rouhani presidency targeting religious and ethnic minorities. In June, Pastor Irani was removed from prison and...
  • USA Offering $5 Million Reward for Terrorist Released From Club Gitmo

    12/26/2014 9:11:38 PM PST · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | Declember 23, 2014
    What happens when liberal authorities release the worst-of-the-worst Muslim terrorists vacationing at Club Gitmo? They return to their terrorist activities, as any idiot would be able to foresee. What happens then? The US government attempts to capture them again — at considerable expense. Take the case of Saudi national Ibrahim al-Rubaysh:
  • N. Korea calls Obama ‘monkey’ in hacking row

    12/26/2014 9:11:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 11:45 PM EST | Hyung-Jin Kim
    North Korea called President Barack Obama “a monkey” and blamed the U.S. on Saturday for shutting down its Internet amid the hacking row over the comedy “The Interview.” North Korea has denied involvement in a crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures but has expressed fury over the comedy depicting an assassination of its leader Kim Jong Un. […] “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” an unidentified spokesman at the commission’s Policy Department said in a statement carried by the official Korean Central News Agency. It wasn’t the first time North Korea has...
  • Frontpage’s 2014 Person of the Year: The American Police Officer

    12/26/2014 8:50:35 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 50 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 12-26-2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    December 26, 2014 Frontpage’s 2014 Person of the Year: The American Police Officer By Daniel Greenfield As we sit here in our homes with our families and loved ones around us, tens of thousands of children wonder if their parents will come home tonight. Their fathers and mothers aren’t stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan. They’re on duty in places like Englewood in Chicago where there are 2 violent crimes for every 1,000 people in one month, Columbus Square in St. Louis or Bedford-Stuyvesant in New York City where two police officers were just murdered. The men and women of law...
  • Mr Wood's Alternative Christmas Message (Physicist says Santa doesn't exist! YouTube vid: 6min)

    12/26/2014 8:46:47 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/23/14
    What a grouch!
  • Queensland police monitoring IS extremists now living here

    12/26/2014 8:46:03 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    The Courier Mail ^ | 10/27/2014 | NEIL DOORLEY
    FIGHTERS from the bloody conflicts in Syria and Iraq are living in Queensland but Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said they were being “closely monitored’’ as part of the state’s terror watch. The “skill sets” and “potential” for “those within the community to commit terror” was a great source of concern, Mr Stewart said. “We are on the highest state of alert for terrorism in this country that we have ever been since World War II and that means we have all got to be very aware – we don’t have to be afraid – that there is a potential for...
  • National OB/GYN organization releases blatantly pro-abortion committee opinion

    12/26/2014 8:21:13 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | December 26, 2014 | Lauren Enriquez
    Last month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) released a Committee Opinion entitled “Increasing Access to Abortion.” In the opinion, ACOG unequivocally condemns pro-life legislation, contending that pro-life laws are bad for women (emphasis added): Legislative restrictions fundamentally interfere with the patient-provider relationship and decrease access to abortion for all women… The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists calls for advocacy to oppose and overturn restrictions, improve access, and mainstream abortion as an integral component of women’s health care. However, as an “integral component of women’s health care,” we have seen abortion do nothing to improve women’s health....
  • UN chief urges Pakistan’s leader to stop executions

    12/26/2014 8:18:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 4:48 PM EST
    Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is urging Pakistan’s leader to stop the execution of convicts and re-impose a moratorium on the death penalty. […] In the wake of the Pakistani Taliban school massacre on Dec. 16 that killed 149 people, most of them students, the government reinstated the death penalty and has already executed six people. …
  • Pray for my uncle - fell on Christmas - dire

    12/26/2014 8:13:10 PM PST · by the OlLine Rebel · 76 replies
    me | 12/26/14 | myself
    Please pray for my uncle. This is a shock and the outcome looks dire.
  • Land of Dynasties: Should we be disturbed by another Bush candidacy?

    12/26/2014 8:12:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 12/26/2014 | Jay Cost
    In mid-December, Jeb Bush announced his intention to explore a presidential bid. If he runs and wins the Republican nomination and then the election, he will be the third President Bush in 25 years. That unprecedented prospect has left many wondering: In a republic like ours, is it proper for one family to fill the executive seat so often? The Bushes are not the first family to send multiple members to the White House. They join the Adamses (father John and son John Quincy), the Harrisons (grandfather William Henry and grandson Benjamin), and the Roosevelts (cousins Theodore and Franklin). But...
  • Why Muslims Are Converting to Christ in the Face of ISIS Atrocities

    12/26/2014 8:07:31 PM PST · by redleghunter · 37 replies
    Christian Aid Mission ^ | December 14 2014 | Christian Aid Mission
    Atrocities by the Islamic State (ISIS) are softening the hearts of Muslims to Christianity, and evangelistic techniques and technologies are proving effective, but locally-based missionaries say the main reason for the spike in conversions in the Middle East is simply that former Muslims are finding God is real. In war-torn areas of Syria and Iraq where ISIS is fighting to establish a caliphate, Muslim refugees to neighboring countries, Internally Displaced People and people remaining at home are learning about Christ from native aid workers, podcasts and broadcasts. Tent churches among refugees are sprouting like mushrooms. For people who have suffered...
  • They hate us because they ain't us (Now where did I hear that before)

    12/26/2014 8:07:27 PM PST · by eastforker · 8 replies
    me and the interview | 12/26/2014 | eastforker
    I gotta say that is what comes to mind when I read about all the looting, riots,protest of the liberal left.
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 12-27-14, FEAST, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist

    12/26/2014 7:58:18 PM PST · by Salvation · 20 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 12-27-14 | Revised New American Bible
    December 27, 2014Feast of Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist    Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4 Beloved:What was from the beginning,what we have heard,what we have seen with our eyes,what we looked uponand touched with our handsconcerns the Word of life —for the life was made visible;we have seen it and testify to itand proclaim to you the eternal lifethat was with the Father and was made visible to us— what we have seen and heardwe proclaim now to you,so that you too may have fellowship with us;for our fellowship is with the Fatherand with his Son, Jesus Christ.We are...
  • Man overheard on cell phone 'I'm going to kill another cop,' police say

    12/26/2014 7:58:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 24 replies
    AP ^ | December 26, 2014
    Elvin Payamps was arrested Wednesday after police responded to a call from a Queens bank customer who became alarmed as he listened to Payamps talking on his cellphone, a criminal complaint said. The customer, according to the complaint, heard Payamps say: "I'm going to kill another cop. We should do it before Christmas. The cop should have been white that was killed. I always have a gun on me."
  • Democrats Can’t Be Dad

    12/26/2014 7:57:59 PM PST · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | December 26, 2014 | Mona Charen
    DECEMBER 26, 2014 Democrats Can’t Be Dad The “mommy party” has earned its reputation for also being the party of weakness. By Mona Charen Democrats have done very well politically by convincing voters that they are, in a very broad sense, on the side of the little guy. “Republicans,” they say, “take care of the rich, but we Democrats are the party that brought you Social Security, Medicare, Head Start, the Civil Rights Act, free school lunches, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and Obamacare. We are the party that will tax rich Republicans to fund government programs that help...
  • Plane hauling anti-de Blasio banner flies over NYC

    12/26/2014 7:48:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 26, 2014 5:26 PM EST
    An airplane hauling a banner insulting New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been spotted flying above New York City. The banner Friday read: “De Blasio, our backs have turned to you.” […] A de Blasio spokesman called the banner divisive. …
  • Welfare drug testing pilot program signed into law by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

    12/26/2014 7:46:20 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 26, 2014 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Friday signed a new law creating a one-year pilot program requiring the Department of Human Services to screen some welfare recipients and test those suspected of drug use. The program, to be launched by DHS in three or more counties by October 2015, would apply to residents enrolled in or applying for the Family Independence Program. A recipient who was suspected of drug use and failed an initial test would be referred to a treatment program. Failing a second test, or refusing to take one at all, would result in the termination...
  • Supreme Court Rules 8-1 Citizens Have No Protection Against 4th Amendment Violations by Police

    12/26/2014 7:31:29 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 54 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 12-26-14 | John Whitehead
    In a blow to the constitutional rights of citizens, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in Heien v. State of North Carolina that police officers are permitted to violate American citizens' Fourth Amendment rights if the violation results from a "reasonable" mistake about the law on the part of police. Acting contrary to the venerable principle that "ignorance of the law is no excuse," the Court ruled that evidence obtained by police during a traffic stop that was not legally justified can be used to prosecute the person if police were reasonably mistaken that the person had violated the law....
  • Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations

    12/26/2014 7:28:46 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 79 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 12/26/14 | BY MOLLY FRIEDMAN
    Azealia Banks goes on Twitter rant, calling for $100 trillion in reparations The hip hop star says African Americans are owed 'major bucks' by JP Morgan, Chase and American families. She incites violence against descendants of the DeWolf family: 'They should all have their houses burned and their finances seized.' Azealia Banks says major corporations made bank off slave labor. And now she wants them to pay it back. The hip hop star published a series of accusatory tweets on Friday, arguing that major corporations owe African Americans “major bucks” - up to $100 trillion - after profiting from slavery...