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  • Don’t Ban Bible Verses in the Military [Sign the Petition]

    02/17/2020 10:21:04 PM PST · by ransomnote · 12 replies ^ | 02/17/20 | Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel
    Don’t Ban Bible Verses in the Military Christian faith in the military is once again under fire.For years, our brave men and women in the military have been able to choose to select dog tags from a faith-based company that inscribes Bible verses on them.These scripture verses – such as Joshua 1:9 (“Be strong and courageous. . . .”) and Psalm 27:3 (“Though my enemies attack me, I will not fear . . . .”) – have ministered to those in combat.Now, an extreme, anti-Christian group has demanded the Bible verses be banned from dog tags alongside military insignias,...
  • Virginia House Of Delegates Passes Gun Ban, Seizure Bill

    02/11/2020 2:56:19 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/11/20 | William Davis
    The Virginia House of Delegates passed a package of gun control proposals Tuesday on a near party line vote.The proposal passed the House 51-48, with all Republicans, and several Democrats voting against the bill. The legislation includes a ban on the sale of several firearms defined as “assault weapons,” including the popular AR-15. (RELATED: The Virginia Legislature Is Pondering Confiscation. These Sanctuary Counties Are Ready To Fight Back)  Virginia residents who currently own these types of firearms will not be forced to participate in a mandatory buyback program as had initially been considered by state Democrats. However, the bill gives the state government the authority to...
  • Louisiana sues California over alligator ban

    12/14/2019 10:40:50 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    nbc ^ | 12/14/2019
    In a lawsuit filed Thursday, Louisiana said the economy surrounding alligators has played a key role in bringing back the American alligator population and is an important factor in protecting wetlands and other species besides alligators that depend on the wetlands. “California has nevertheless attempted to destroy the market for American alligator products notwithstanding the fact that no such alligators live in California," the lawsuit says. According to The Times-Picayune/the New Orleans Advocate, California banned alligator skins and meats in the 1970s but repeatedly issued exceptions that allowed sales. The newspaper reports that the most recent exemption expires on Jan....
  • Baltimore’s Answer to High Homicide Rates and Low School Performance? Ban Plastic Bags

    11/22/2019 7:34:18 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 20, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    What do you do when your community faces crushing poverty, failing schools, and disturbing homicide rates? In Baltimore, the answer is: Ban plastic bags, of course. Yes, Charm City is saving the world, one plastic bag at a time. The Baltimore City Council passed a citywide ban on retailers’ use of plastic bags at checkout on a 13-to-1 vote Monday. If that weren’t enough, the city will now put a 5-cent charge on paper bags. The legislation now awaits signature by Mayor Bernard Young. If he signs it, it wouldn’t take effect until late next year. Councilwoman Danielle McCray was...
  • Florida Senate moving quickly to kill local sunscreen laws

    11/05/2019 8:54:13 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2019 | Ana Ceballos
    TALLAHASSEE — In light of Key West banning the sale of sunscreens that contain chemicals believed to harm coral reefs, Florida lawmakers are fast-tracking proposals that would undo the local regulation. Sen. Rob Bradley, R-Fleming Island, said Monday that Key West is sending “mixed signals” to people about the importance of sunscreen and that his bill is meant to send a clear message to the “country and the world” that the use of sunscreen is encouraged in the Sunshine State. “Unfortunately, with all of the wonderful things that come with our beaches and our sunshine, we also rank second in...
  • Twitter’s Ban on Political Ads Will Only Make Things Worse

    11/05/2019 8:42:07 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 4, 2019 | John York
    Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey recently announced that the social media platform will no longer run political advertisements of any kind. Twitter is a private company and is free to adopt whatever policies it wants, but this decision is not the win for civil discourse and our “democratic infrastructure” that Dorsey claims it is. Defending his decision, Dorsey drew a Manichean dichotomy between meritoriously “earned” media and misleading paid content. That dichotomy is shallow and misleading. While he is right that, absent paid political advertising, “a political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet,” Dorsey does...
  • EXCLUSIVE: UN Agency Blocks Pro-Lifers from Conference

    10/18/2019 8:20:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | October 18, 2019 | Austin Ruse
    NEW YORK, October 18 (C-Fam) The pro-abortion UN Population Fund (UNFPA) does not want pro-life critics in attendance when the agency convenes a conference in Nairobi in mid-November. UNFPA and the government of Kenya are co-hosting the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise to mark the 25th anniversary of the original and very controversial Cairo Conference on Population and Development. UNFPA’s website claims the conference “will offer an inclusive platform, bringing together governments, civil society, private sector organizations, women’s’ groups and youth networks to discuss and agree on actions to accelerate implementation” of the Cairo Program of Action. Pro-life...
  • Beto O’Rourke: If You Don’t Hand over Your AR-15 We’ll Take It

    10/16/2019 6:58:42 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/16/19 | AWR HAWKINS
    During the October 15, Democrat debate Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made clear that AR-15 owners who refuse to hand over their guns will have them taken away. O’Rourke reiterated his plan to use a government-mandated buyback to confiscate privately-owned AR-15s and AK-47s. In so doing, he claimed that each AR-15 and AK-47 in private hands is a “potential instrument of terror.”CNN’s Anderson Cooper then asked O’Rourke how he plans to get people to hand over their rifles.  O’Rourke responded by explaining that he expects complains with the mandatory buybacks. He said, “I expect my fellow Americans to follow the law. The same...
  • Navy Bans Satanists From Holding 'Satanic Services' At US Naval Academy

    10/14/2019 6:33:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/13/19 | Matthew Wright
    Navy bans Satanists from holding 'satanic services' at the US Naval Academy after the group announced they were planning weekly meetings An email sent to U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen on October 8 offered to hold 'satanic religious services' hosted by the Satanic Temple The email offered to hold discussions of satanic philosophy, along with the 'literary history of Satan' A spokeswoman with the USNA asserted that it was shared prematurely, adding that the group originally asked to hold a 'study group' She added that the Satanic Temple represents 'a non-theistic religious and politically active movement' The military is forbidden from...
  • Natural gas developers banking on report to prevent Pa. fracking ban

    10/13/2019 7:37:36 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | October 13, 2019 | Steve Bittenbender
    Natural gas developers in Pennsylvania are hoping a recent water quality report by the Susquehanna River Basin Commission could squelch plans for a fracking ban that’s currently being considered by the neighboring Delaware River Basin Commission. The SRBC’s Remote Water Quality Monitoring Network report, which was released last month, revealed that water quality scores at 14 of the 16 stations in the basin were in the “good” or “excellent” categories According to a fact sheet from the Susquehanna commission, the monitoring stations are located in areas where active drilling takes place, as well as areas free of development, in order...
  • California Governor Signs Ban on Small Plastic Bottles in Hotels

    10/10/2019 10:19:53 PM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 71 replies
    National Review ^ | October 10, 2019 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday announced that he has signed a law banning hotels from providing guests with the small, disposable plastic bottles containing personal-care products such as shampoo and conditioner that are a common staple of the industry. The ban on plastic bottles holding less than six ounces will go into effect on January 1, 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms, and one year after that for hotels with 50 or fewer rooms. The law allows a local agency to conduct inspections and issue citations if hotels do not comply. A first violation carries a $500...
  • Ban On Eating Dogs And Cats Blocked In UK — It Might Offend Asian Migrants

    09/17/2019 4:22:10 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    GP ^ | 09/16/19 | Jim Hoft
    The ban on eating dogs and cats was recently blocked in the UK. It might offend Asian migrants.   Summit News reported: A legal ban on eating dogs and cats in the UK has been blocked over fears it might offend people from South-East Asian countries.Yes, really.After a bill was drawn up to make possession of dog or cat meat illegal in the UK, civil servants stepped in to halt the move.Tory MP Giles Watling was later told that the main reason the Ministry of Justice blocked the bill was over fears it would be seen as “culturally insensitive” to...
  • Walmart Open Carry Ban - Lexington, Kentucky

    09/10/2019 6:42:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 136 replies
    Ron Mest Sports ^ | 09/07/19 | Ron Mest Sports
    This video takes a look at what happens when you open-carry with a pistol in a Walmart store. The location is Lexington, Kentucky and this man was permanently banned from all Walmart's in the USA.Do not blame the police as they are doing there job by request of Wally World. Whether business or personal property, you can have a person permanently removed and banned from re-entering. Your thoughts about this?       
  • Twitter temporarily blocks Daleiden’s team from live-tweeting undercover-video hearing

    09/05/2019 7:36:53 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | September 05, 2019 | Calvin Freiburger
    SAN FRANCISCO, September 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – As the preliminary hearing for charges against pro-life investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt continues, Twitter temporarily barred the pro-life Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from live-tweeting the proceedings – based on a misrepresentation of the tweets from Planned Parenthood’s attorneys, CMP claims. CMP has been locked in legal battles with Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation (NAF) since the summer of 2015, when their undercover videos revealed abortion industry insiders expressing interest in profiting off organs from aborted babies, which is illegal. The abortion groups accuse the pro-life investigators of breaking...
  • California becomes the first state to ban fur trapping

    09/05/2019 6:34:06 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4 Sep 2019 | ZACK BUDRYK
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a measure Wednesday making the state the first to ban fur trapping, according to the Los Angeles Times. The Wildlife Protection Act bars commercial or recreational trapping on both private and public land, according to the Times. The commercial trapping industry shaped the early economy of California and the American West in general but has played an increasingly smaller role over the decades. “It seems especially cruel, obviously, and it’s just unnecessary and costly,” said Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez (D), who introduced the bill. She added that the roughly 70 trappers who continue to work...
  • Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

    08/20/2019 6:19:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    nydailynews ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF
    Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King. “They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’ website Monday. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other...
  • King Supports "Assault Weapons" Ban

    08/20/2019 5:46:47 AM PDT · by Bonemaker · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/2019 | Chris Mills Rwodrigo
    Rep. Pete King (N.Y.) is the first House Republican to back a bill in the chamber seeking to ban assault weapons. "They are weapons of mass slaughter," King told the New York Daily News on Monday shortly after his support for the Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 as a co-sponsor became public on Congress's website. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” he added.
  • Conservative Teenager Banned from YouTube for Her Respectful Opposition to LGBT Movement

    08/14/2019 8:39:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | August 12, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    YouTube has just banned a 14-year-old girl for a video in which she spoke truth and reason about the LGBT agenda and its activists. The video was swiftly removed and her channel banned under the guise of “hate speech violations.” NewsBusters reports: "Soph, known on Twitter as @sewernugget, has been penalized by YouTube previously with suspension for 'dangerous' humor and poking fun at leftist orthodoxy. With approximately 1 million subscribers before she was shut down, she rose to fame for poking fun at topics such as radical Islam, climate change, and pedophilia among Hollywood elites." How can YouTube justify shutting...
  • As rats overrun California cities, state moves to ban powerful pest-killers

    08/09/2019 2:43:30 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    San Luis Obispo ^ | 7/23/19 | RYAN SABALOW, PHILLIP REESE
    The rats were winning. There were so many earlier this summer outside the CalEPA building in downtown Sacramento officials had to close its outdoor playground out of fear state employees’ kids would catch rodent-borne diseases. To fight back, building officials set out a controversial type of rat poison whose use may soon be banned statewide by the California Legislature. The poison didn’t stay out very long once word got out the state’s top environmental regulators were using a poison widely condemned by California’s powerful environmental groups. “Effective immediately, I’m putting a moratorium on the use of rodenticides around the 1001...
  • The NY Post’s call for a new ‘assault weapons’ ban is so WRONG for all the right reasons

    08/05/2019 7:11:17 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/5/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Well, it’s happening. Following a week in which three mass shootings have occurred in the U.S., now even right-leaning publications are calling for draconian “bans” of an entire class of firearm. Specifically, the New York Post, which we respect, is calling for POTUS Donald Trump to push for a reimposition of an “assault weapons ban” like the one Democrats pushed through during Bill Clinton’s first term in office. The Post notes: Two mass shootings within 24 hours in El Paso and Dayton, days after the Garlic Festival killings. Three months after Virginia Beach, six months after Aurora, nine months after...