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  • It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s …

    05/05/2016 7:30:20 AM PDT · by Petrosius
    Salon ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | CAMILLE PAGLIA
    It’s not about sexism: Camille Paglia on Trump, Hillary’s “restless bitterness” and the end of the elites Is it 1968 all over again? Violent clashes between antiwar protestors and Chicago police during the 1968 Democratic Convention boomeranged against the New Left and sabotaged the presidential hopes of the Democratic nominee, Hubert Humphrey, a genial, compassionate populist. The American electorate, repelled by street chaos, veered to the Right and made Richard M. Nixon president. The new crossover Nixon Democrats laid the groundwork for the two conservative presidencies of Ronald Reagan in the 1980s. In our current campaign, the obvious strategy by...
  • Cupertino's mayor: Apple 'abuses us' by not paying taxes

    05/05/2016 7:28:25 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/05/16 | Nellie Bowles
    Getting local politicians to battle Apple is hard, Chang said. He recently proposed that Apple – which is building a massive new campus its own employees nicknamed the Death Star, or more favorably, The Spaceship – should give $100m to improve city infrastructure.
  • White Men Should Stop Running For Office, Colorado Group Says

    05/05/2016 7:27:13 AM PDT · by massmike · 5 replies
    cpr.org ^ | 05/05/2016 | Sam Brasch
    A new political action committee has one question for straight white men with political aspirations. "Dude, can you not?" It's a question embedded in the name of the organization. The Can You Not PAC plans to discourage straight white men from running for office in Colorado's diverse districts. The hope is that will clear the lane for female, minority and LGBTQ candidates.
  • Trump 'open' to raising federal minimum wage in GOP agenda break

    05/05/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/05/2016 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Soon after becoming the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump said he would be open to raising the federal minimum wage in a notable reversal of GOP policy. During a debate in November, Trump said he would oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. "I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is," Trump said at the time. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Trump was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' desire to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. "You can't live...
  • Abby Wambach hired by ESPN [Two check mark hire]

    05/05/2016 7:23:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | May 4, 2016 | Ahiza Garcia
    The retired U.S. Women's Soccer star has been hired to serve as an analyst and contributor for the sports network. Wambach will cover soccer during the Rio Olympics and the UEFA European Championships this summer and will also work for other parts of the network such as ESPN Films and shows like "Outside the Lines."
  • Local Funding=Local Control

    05/05/2016 7:22:24 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 5, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    School boards have been vexing about their loss of authority over the schools they ostensibly govern. There is a solution to their problem, but it's not necessarily one they want to hear. "The public must be owners of the educational system and not simply the recipient of its services," Thomas J. Gentzel, the executive director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA) avers in the latest issue of the American School Board Journal (ASBJ). The ASBJ is published by the NSBA. "Without school boards and the leadership role they provide, education would be little more than just another public service,"...
  • LePage to challenge King for Senate seat if not selected to Trump Administration

    05/05/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 2 replies
    WMTW ^ | 05/05/2016 | WMTW
    Gov. Paul LePage hopes Donald Trump picks him to be part of his administration if he is elected to office. If not, he'll run against Angus King for U.S. Senate in 2018. That's what the governor said at his town hall meeting in Lewiston on Wednesday night. It would seem that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and the governor's wife, First Lady Ann LePage, are the only people who can stop LePage from running for Senate. "I said earlier that if I'm not into the Trump Administration, I will be running against Angus King," said LePage. "Now, don't tell my...
  • Hillary Clinton Features Mitt Romney, Jeb Bush, Lindsey Graham In Anti-Trump Video

    05/05/2016 7:13:58 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 5, 2016 | by Charlie Spiering
    Hillary Clinton’s team is reminding Americans that Donald Trump is so controversial, even Mitt Romney condemned him. A new video complied by Clinton’s digital team features Romney’s #NeverTrump speech in March spliced together with critical comments from other Republicans, such as Lindsey Graham, Marco Rubio, George Pataki, Carly Fiorina, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz. The video calls into question Trump’s ability to unite the party around his candidacy, citing Romney’s comments as a sign that the billionaire candidate is too controversial. “He needs therapy,” a clip of Jeb Bush announces, citing his “deep insecurity and weakness.”
  • Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

    05/05/2016 7:13:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:06 AM EDT
    Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents into cash hunter-gatherers. This week, Zimbabwe’s central bank imposed measures in an attempt to ease the cash crunch, which reflects the country’s dire economic situation. The measures include reducing the amount of money that travelers can take outside the country and limiting daily cash withdrawals. …
  • The Great Bernie Sanders Scam(DOH!)

    05/05/2016 7:13:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 5/5/2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Last month, Sanders supporters were passing around a photo of Bernie Sanders asleep in coach. Such depictions of their candidate struggling with the same inconveniences as ordinary passengers had boosted his image as a fighter for the average guy. But there was one problem. The photo wasn’t of him. It was instead some ordinary man trying to catch a few winks in the middle of a crowded plane. Bernie Sanders wasn’t in coach. He wasn’t even in business class or stretching out both legs in first class. With tens of millions of dollars in donations coming in every month, he...
  • Harry Reid: Democrats Will Take Senate Majority

    05/05/2016 7:12:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid vows that a Democratic takeover of the Senate is fairly certain in the November elections. Discussing the race for president, Reid said he was confident that Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would win the party's nomination and then the general election. He stressed her intelligence and ability to grasp the issues on a wide variety of subjects. Reid harshly criticized Republican front-runner Donald Trump, saying that he "can't imagine how the establishment Republicans feel about somebody who’s about as far from anything that anyone believes in as Donald Trump. I can’t imagine this man being the...
  • Resolute Forest cuts U.S. newsprint capacity, permanently shuts Georgia machine

    05/05/2016 7:08:57 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    680 News ^ | May 5, 2016 | Canadian Press
    MONTREAL – Resolute Forest Products says it’s permanently shutting down one of its U.S. newsprint machines in response to ongoing challenges in the market. The Montreal-based pulp, paper and lumber producer says its U.S. mills are “especially vulnerable” in the present currency environment, when a strong American dollar weakens their competitive position. Resolute (TSX:RFP) recently announced price increases to its newsprint sales in the United States but doesn’t expect long-term demand to improve, unlike an anticipated recovery in demand for lumber for the U.S. housing market. The company says it anticipates a $20 million expense item will be recorded for...
  • Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law?"

    05/05/2016 7:06:19 AM PDT · by Salvation · 2 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 05-04-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Is It Ever Right to Bend the Law? Msgr. Charles Pope • May 4, 2016 • Our relationship with God’s law is complex and we don’t often get it right. When it comes to God’s law we cannot forget that it is personal. That is, it is given to us by a loving God who wants to save us. Therefore, it is important to know both the law and the lawgiver, who is God.In the Deuteronomic code, each law is often followed by the phrase “I am the Lord.” It is as if the Lord is saying, “This is...
  • FLASHBACK: On June 19, 2015 Ann Coulter Predicted Trump Would Win – And the Liberal Audience

    05/05/2016 6:56:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/5/16 | Jim Hoft
    On June 19, 2015 Ann Coulter predicted Donald Trump would be the best candidate to win the general election. The liberal audience roared with delight. They thought it was the funniest thing they ever heard. coulter trump maher Bill Maher: Ann, which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning the general election? Ann Coulter: Of the declared ones, right now, Donald Trump. (liberal audience roars). Ann then added Democrats would have a better candidate in Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton: Ann Coulter: If you ran Bernie Sanders it would be much tougher… It would much tougher to beat him...
  • Scarborough: 'I'm Never Going to Vote' for Trump If He Maintains Muslim Ban

    05/05/2016 6:51:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 39 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Of everyone in the MSM, Joe Scarborough has been widely seen as the most ardent Trump supporter--starting from the day Donald descended that escalator with Melania. Scarborough would argue he was merely offering dispassionate political analysis--saying that Trump's chances should be taken seriously while others were disdainfully dismissing him. But for those of us who watched Joe day in and day out during the primary season, there seemed to be something much more than green-eyeshade analysis going on. Scarborough revelled in every poll and primary result favorable to Trump. Which makes Scarborough's statement on today's Morning Joe so strange. Joe...
  • Peggy Lee sings "Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)", 1948 (video)

    05/05/2016 6:50:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | 5/5/2016 | Staff
    Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! :) Manana (Is Soon Enough For Me)
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The SONG and the Hunter

    05/05/2016 6:49:49 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Thursday, May 05, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Near first quarter, the Moon in March lights this snowy, rugged landscape, a view across the top of Tenerife toward La Palma in the Canary Islands Spanish archipelago. The large Teide volcano, the highest point in Spain, looms over the horizon. Shining above are familiar bright stars of Orion, the Hunter. Adding to the dreamlike scene is the 1 meter diameter prototype telescope of the global network project called the Stellar Observations Network Group or SONG. The SONG's fully robotic observatory was captured during the 30 second exposure while the observatory dome, with slit open, was rotated across the...
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 142 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • Democracies end when they are too democratic.

    05/05/2016 6:39:38 AM PDT · by richardtavor · 14 replies
    New York News and Politics ^ | May 1, 2016 | Andrew Sullivan
    As this dystopian election campaign has unfolded, my mind keeps being tugged by a passage in Plato’s Republic. It has unsettled — even surprised — me from the moment I first read it in graduate school. The passage is from the part of the dialogue where Socrates and his friends are talking about the nature of different political systems, how they change over time, and how one can slowly evolve into another. And Socrates seemed pretty clear on one sobering point: that “tyranny is probably established out of no other regime than democracy.” What did Plato mean by that? Democracy,...
  • Veteran Hamas terrorist captured, reveals terror tunnel network

    05/05/2016 6:36:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    inn ^ | 5/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    It has been cleared for publication that a veteran Hamas terrorist who was involved in the terror group's tunnel-building efforts has been captured by Israel. Under interrogation the terrorist has revealed a wealth of information about Hamas's network of attack tunnels into Israel, as well as its massive network of tunnels inside Gaza, in preparation for any future war with Israel. The news comes on the same day as IDF forces announced yet another breakthrough in the battle against Hamas's terror tunnels, unearthing the second attack tunnel into Israel in a matter of weeks. Mohammed Atounah, 29, hails from Jabaliyah...
  • Pray for our American Heroes and Nation

    05/05/2016 6:35:52 AM PDT · by Hiskid · 3 replies
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  • Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout

    05/05/2016 6:34:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    KWES-TV ^ | May 5, 2016 | Will Weissert and Scott Bauer, The Associated Press
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to help Trump win the White House or whether he simply solidifies his place as a champion of conservative causes, Senate troublemaker and star of Texas politics. Cruz is being talked about as a leader of the national conservative movement, and he has an unmatched organization in Texas....
  • Cardinal Müller: Amoris Laetitia is in Line with Previous Teaching on Communion

    05/05/2016 6:31:57 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 1 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 5/4/16 | Staff Reporter
    The cardinal said that if the Pope had wanted to change the discipline, he would have given a full explanationCardinal Gerhard Müller, the head of the Vatican’s doctrinal authority, has said that Pope Francis’s recent document is consistent with previous Church teaching. In a talk to seminarians in Oviedo, Spain, reported by the German newspaper Die Tagespost, Cardinal Müller, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), said that Amoris Laetitia does not say the divorced and remarried can take communion. John Paul II, Benedict XVI and the CDF have all said in the last 35...
  • Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem(5/5/16)[Prayer]

    05/05/2016 6:29:43 AM PDT · by left that other site · 1 replies
    The Holy Scriptures | 5/5/16 | left that other site
    Pray For the Peace of Jerusalem Character Studies From The Bible Peter (The Gospel according to Matthew ) 69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said. 70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said. 71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another servant girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.” 72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!” 73 After a little...
  • Donald Trump: Ben Carson May Help Pick VP

    05/05/2016 6:16:36 AM PDT · by GilGil · 34 replies
    US News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Joseph P. Williams
    Having essentially locked up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump says he's about to set up a committee to find a potential running mates -- and he's reportedly wants Dr. Ben Carson, his former nomination rival-turned-campaign surrogate, to help conduct the search... Putting the retired neurosurgeon on the veep search committee, however, could generate some buzz among Trump supporters: a recent public-opinion survey found that voters want Trump to pick Carson as his running mate. But Trump on Wednesday intimated that he may have someone else in mind: "I think probably I would like to go with somebody with great...
  • Trump: I’m open to Cruz as VP

    05/05/2016 6:14:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | May 4, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Donald Trump on Wednesday said that he would consider making Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) his running mate. “I respect Ted,” he told host Bill O’Reilly on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor." "He was a very strong competitor. He really competed hard and tough." “He’s certainly a capable guy,” the presumptive GOP presidential nominee added. "It’s something we can think about.” Trump defeated Cruz in Tuesday’s Indiana GOP presidential primary, making him the presumptive nominee. Cruz suspended his Oval Office bid shortly afterward, saying that his results in the Hoosier State “foreclose” his path to the Republican presidential nomination. Trump on...
  • Royal Navy fires warning shots as Spanish vessel harasses US sub in Gibraltar

    05/05/2016 6:02:14 AM PDT · by NRx · 34 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 05-05-2016 | Ben Farmer
    The Royal Navy fired flares to warn of a Spanish patrol boat harassing an American nuclear submarine off Gibraltar. The fast patrol boat HMS Sabre fired warning shots across the bow of a Guardia Civil vessel as it twice tried to cut across the path of USS Florida during an incursion into Gibraltar’s waters. Gibraltar says Spanish vessels regularly stray deep into its territorial waters and the Foreign Office has attacked the incursions as provocative.
  • Was Doctor Strange Changed to Please China? (Marvel ordered to "Portray China in a Positive Light")

    05/05/2016 5:57:40 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-29-2016 | China Uncensored
    Marvel's new movie Doctor Strange may have changed the Ancient One from a Tibetan man to a Celtic white woman to appease China. That's at least was Doctor Strange writer C. Robert Cargill suggested on the Double Toasted podcast. Or was this another example of Hollywood whitewashing—giving Asian roles to white actors?
  • OK: Governor Fallin Signs Knife Reform

    05/05/2016 5:56:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 May, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On April 27, 2016, Governor Fallin signed the latest in a series of knife reform bills. The bill, HB1159, will go into effect on 1 November, 2016. The infringement on the carry of knifes dates back to early statehood at the beginning of the "progressive" era. Text of the 1921 Oklahoma Criminal Code, pages 523 to 525, shows that specifically named knives were forbidden for most people to carry. It seems that the laws were enacted enbloc from other states, as some of the statutes seem contradictory. The 1921 text refers to laws from 1910. Oklahoma became a state...
  • White waitress refused tip by 'Rhodes Must Fall' activist gets $6,000 in 'sympathy' tips

    05/05/2016 5:56:01 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | by Colin Freeman
    A white South African waitress who was refused a tip by an Oxford student involved in the Rhodes Must Fall campaign has received more than $6,000 in "sympathy" tips after an online campaign on her behalf. Cape Town restaurant employee Ashleigh Shultz was allegedly told by activist Ntokozo Qwabe that he would not give her any service charge on his bill until her "fellow white people" returned South Africa's land to its black population. In an encounter that he described on Facebook, Mr Qwabe gleefully recounted that Ms Shultz had "burst into typical white tears", adding that he was "unable...
  • Trump Shows His Solid Policy Chops

    05/05/2016 5:52:22 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Betsy McCaughey
    The rap on Donald Trump is that he’s all bluster. The New York Times says he’s offering “incoherent mishmash.” Ted Cruz claims Trump has “no idea” how to fix the economy. Don’t’ believe it. The Trump campaign is putting forward proposals to fix problems facing the nation, from the long waits for medical care at the VA to the impending collapse of Obamacare. Check out Trump’s economic plan, for starters. Unlike Hillary Clinton’s radical anti-business agenda, Trump’s plan would actually help unemployed Americans get back to work. Trump slashes the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, down from the current...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt Part 3.. Is It Loving Thy Neighbor or Empowering the Enemy?

    05/05/2016 5:52:11 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 2 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 5/2/2016 | Cath Hinners
    It only takes a glance at what is occurring around the world to see Islam becoming the largest and most dominant way of life. Muslims are adhering to exactly what their doctrine ascribes, to make Islam dominant over all religions. So why then, do Christian pastors believe conversations with Muslims are so important? Do Christian pastors not have a responsibility to protect the church and its congregants from those who practice following the life of the prophet Muhammad, who was peaceful in the Meccan years, but became political and violent on his journey to Medina. “Good” Muslims are commanded to...
  • Ward Clobbers McCain in AZGOP Straw Poll

    05/05/2016 5:50:52 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 36 replies
    Kelli Ward Campaign ^ | 5/4/2016 | Press Release
    Dr. Kelli Ward clobbered 30 year incumbent John McCain 75% to 11% in the straw poll sponsored by the Maricopa County Young Republican Professionals at Saturday’s Arizona Republican State Convention. The poll was not paid for or conducted in coordination with any campaign. McCain has previously been censured by the Arizona Republican Party for abandoning conservative values and being “eerily silent against Liberals,” while publicly reprimanding conservatives in his own party. After 34 years, Arizona Republicans can see right through his six year cycle of campaign conservatism. They’ve had enough of his broken promises and the constant compromise and capitulation...
  • Fannie Mae posts $1.1B profit in 1Q; paying $919M dividend

    05/05/2016 5:50:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:14 AM EDT
    Mortgage giant Fannie Mae posted net income of $1.1 billion for the first quarter, down from a year ago as declining interest rates reduced the value of the financial instruments it uses to hedge against rate swings. […] Washington-based Fannie is paying a dividend of $919 million to the U.S. Treasury next month. Fannie will then have paid a total $148.5 billion in dividends, exceeding the $116 billion it received from taxpayers during the financial crisis. …
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part Two

    05/05/2016 5:47:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 9 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    Nashville Tennessee usually recognized as “music city” is becoming identified now as a “welcoming city”, but not so much for the tourists but rather for refugees. As a matter of fact, Nashville was once nick named the “gateway for refugees” as groups like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) became heavily involved with pushing for more displaced persons to enter the state. But TIRRC isn’t just about refugees, it’s about a plan for a “new south”. TIRRC is about using legal and illegal immigration to change the demographics to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders,...
  • Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

    05/05/2016 5:44:30 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 5, 2016 8:22 AM EDT | Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country’s president to pursue a tighter grip on power. “I decided that for the unity of the (ruling party) a change of chairman would be more appropriate. I am not considering running at the May 22 congress,” Davutoğlu told the nation. Davutoglu, who had fallen out with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, announced he was stepping aside following a meeting with executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, which has dominated Turkish politics since 2002. …
  • Mac Stipanovich: An open letter to my fellow Republicans

    05/05/2016 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    Each of us wants to believe that if we were tested in some fundamental way when the chips were down — morally, spiritually, or physically — that we would pass the test.... Hillary Clinton is in the minds of many conservatives an ethically challenged liberal, hatred of whom has become a reflexive part of Republican liturgy. But...She is business as usual concealed by a little progressive smoke here and a few populist mirrors there..... Trump is a boor, a bully...a neo-fascist... We spawned Donald Trump; now we must stop him. We must deny him the presidency by not voting in...
  • Florida Supreme Court considers overturning death sentences

    05/05/2016 5:41:30 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 05/05/2016 | AP
    The lives of nearly 400 death row inmates hang in the balance during oral arguments Thursday before Florida's Supreme Court, which will ultimately decide if their sentences should be reduced to life in prison. The hearing comes in response to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year that found Florida's system of sentencing people to death unconstitutional. The nation's high court said Florida's system gave too much power to judges, rather than juries, in imposing capital punishment. The Florida Supreme Court will not rule Thursday but use the arguments to help decide whether to reduce the sentences of the...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part One.

    05/05/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    How is it the Buckle of the Bible Belt is falling into the hands of Islamists and the apologists that embrace them? Wake up Nashville, another Muslim Brotherhood proponent is open for business and making giant strides in changing the culture of the South. Don’t be fooled by its name, Peace Ambassadors USA, it is an Islamic organization, and the peace won’t last long. As if taken directly from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Goal for North America, Muslim Brotherhood Manifesto Arab & English (a document which was evidence in a federal trial in Dallas TX in 2008 for this country’s...
  • Robot stitches tissue by itself, a step to more automated OR

    05/05/2016 5:39:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 8:40 PM EDT | Lauren Neergaard
    Getting stitched up by Dr. Robot may one day be reality: Scientists have created a robotic system that did just that in living animals without a real doctor pulling the strings. Much like engineers are designing self-driving cars, Wednesday’s research is part of a move toward autonomous surgical robots, removing the surgeon’s hands from certain tasks that a machine might perform all by itself. No, doctors wouldn’t leave the bedside — they’re supposed to supervise, plus they’d handle the rest of the surgery. Nor is the device ready for operating rooms. But in small tests using pigs, the robotic arm...
  • Examining the Clues (Evangelical & Protestant Caucus+Devotional)

    05/05/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 2 replies
    Ligonier.Org ^ | 5/5/2016
    John’s vision in Revelation gives us some clues about what heaven is like. Heaven is charged with the absence of things that are conspicuously present in our earthly environment. What is absent? Some of the missing things include tears, death, sorrow, and pain: “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Rev. 21:4, NIV). Certain types of people will also be absent. No unbelievers, abominable and sexually immoral people, murderers, sorcerers, idolaters, or liars will live in that place....
  • Hillary Clinton Eats Crow Over Coal Comments

    05/05/2016 5:27:55 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 57 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 5, 2016 | Editorial
    Election 2016: After vowing to kill coal jobs, Hillary Clinton is now trying to recast herself as Sissy Spacek in “Coal Miner’s Daughter.” But coal workers ain’t buying it, and she’s hearing their wrath while campaigning in West Virginia. At a CNN town-hall-style forum in March, Clinton asserted: “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.” Coal country hasn’t forgotten the threat from the Democratic front-runner. A laid-off coal miner earlier this week confronted Clinton over her derogatory statement during a campaign stop in West Virginia, which holds its Democratic primary May 10....
  • Haynes/Leatherwood/Ferrell to GOP legislators: “Screw You.” (TN)

    05/05/2016 5:26:18 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 5 replies
    Rocky Top Politics ^ | 5/4/2016 | Rocky Top Politics
    Two weeks ago, 27 Republican House members sent a terse letter to state GOP head Ryan Haynes, demanding to know why one of their “contract employees” – who is also married to the state party’s political director (nah, no conflict there) – was working for candidates running against incumbent GOP officeholders in the August primary. The legislators were ticked. While political consultant Taylor Ferrell was at the center of their complaints, the letter was also a vehicle for conservatives to vent their frustration over years of double-dealing by party poohbahs when it came to favoring more establishment-friendly GOP candidates. They...
  • Serbian church head says string of fires could be a ‘warning’

    05/05/2016 5:21:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 8 replies
    nypos ^ | By Chris Perez May 4, 2016 | By Chris Perez May 4, 2016
    Firefighters battle a four-alarm fire in the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava in Manhattan.The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church said Wednesday he finds it “strange” at best that four of the religion’s sanctuaries went up in flames on the same exact day “Anything can be suspected — including that the fires were started on purpose and were not accidental,” Patriarch Irinej told Belgrade-based weekly Nedeljnik. “It is strange that four of our (Orthodox Christian) churches burned at the same time on three different continents,” he said. “We still don’t know if someone set them on fire in...
  • Trump to Apologizing Mexican President: "Get Your Money Ready, Cause You're Going to Pay for

    05/05/2016 5:21:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 88 replies
    townhall.com ^ | May 5, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was not fazed by former Mexican president Vincente Fox's apology which was reported Wednesday afternoon. In an interview with Bill O'Reilly, he was asked what he thought about the former president. "Got any message for the former president of Mexico?" O'Reilly asked. "Yeah, get your money ready because you're going to pay for the wall," Trump said. "We'll get it straightened out."
  • The Priority of Spiritual Unity

    05/05/2016 5:18:35 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1997 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    "The names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax-gatherer; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him" (Matt. 10:2-4). Unity in the Spirit is the key to a church’s overall effectiveness. Unity is a crucial element in the life of the church—especially among its leadership. A unified church can accomplish great things for Christ, but disunity can cripple or destroy it. Even...
  • Russian conductor Valery Gergiev to hold Palmyra concert

    A renowned Russian conductor will perform in the ruins of Palmyra in Syria on Thursday, Russian media say. Valery Gergiev, who supported Vladimir Putin's presidential run in 2012, will perform at Palmyra's Roman Theatre, Rossiya 24 reported. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air strikes, took back Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State (IS) in March. Last July, IS posted footage online showing some of its fighters carrying out killings in the ancient theatre. Rossiya 24 said the concert would be broadcast on Russian television later on Thursday. Mr Gergiev travelled to Syria with the Symphony Orchestra of St Petersburg's Mariinsky...
  • Joe Scarborough says he won't vote for Trump unless he rescinds extreme views

    05/05/2016 5:17:46 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 63 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/05/2016 | The Week
    MSNBC's Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough has been accused -- often quite convincingly -- of being in the tank for Donald Trump. But the former Republican congressman said Thursday that unless Trump curbs his extreme views, he will not have Scarborough's vote. Scarborough said Trump comes up short "on Latinos, women, on so many other things ... The convention offers him an opportunity -- will be the first time a lot of Americans have really looked at Donald Trump the candidate. We see this all the time. The vice presidential selection offers him an opportunity." Scarborough also pointed out that...
  • Trials' Lessons: Humility

    05/05/2016 5:17:20 AM PDT · by metmom · 1 replies
    Grace to You.org ^ | 1993 | John MacArthur, Grace Community Church
    “To keep me from exalting myself, there was given me a thorn in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to buffet me” (2 Corinthians 12:7). God sometimes uses trials to humble believers. Professional athletics, as a whole, makes up one of the least humble sectors in modern American society. Players with multi-million dollar salaries and extravagant benefits have replaced those who played because they loved their sport and had great community loyalty. One such noble model from the past was Lou Gehrig, the Hall of Fame first baseman with the New York Yankees, whose career ended in 1939 after he...
  • Trump wants to get rid of regulations to help U.S. businesses: CNBC

    05/05/2016 5:15:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 5, 2016 | by Megan Cassella
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday he would scrap a slew of federal regulations that he said are even more of a burden on American business owners than high taxes. "We're lowering taxes very substantially and we're going to be getting rid of a tremendous amount of regulations," Trump said in an interview with CNBC.