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  • That ‘Blessing’ of an Abortion Center was an Act of Sacrilege

    02/03/2018 12:24:21 PM PST · by grimalkin · 27 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 2/3/2018 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    The small group of Protestant and Jewish clergy prayed for the abortionists: “May they always know that all that they do is for Thy glory.” There are times when something is said or done that is so distorted, so hideous, so sacrilegious that mere words cannot adequately convey its repulsiveness.
  • DACA Fraud Rate at ’40 to 50 Percent’, Says Former Immigration Official

    09/07/2017 2:58:25 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/7/17 | JOHN BINDER
    Fraud is rampant and “huge” for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a former official with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) agency alleges. Under DACA, nearly 800,000 illegal aliens were given temporary protected status and work permits to remain in the United States. Experts have told Breitbart Texas that during the Obama Administration, background screening was lax. In an interview with LifeZette, former USCIS manager of the agency’s investigative unit, Matt O’Brien, alleged that the fraud rate for DACA is roughly “40 to 50 percent” and potentially even “higher”: “Based on what I had seen...
  • More than 5,000 out-of-state voters may have tipped New Hampshire against Trump

    09/07/2017 2:43:08 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9/7/17 | Rowan Scarborough
    Over 6,000 individuals registered to vote in New Hampshire on Election Day Nov. 8 using out-of-state driver’s licenses — and since then the vast majority have neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle. Speaker of the New Hampshire House Shawn Jasper, a Republican, issued the findings on Thursday based on inquiries he made to the Department of State, which oversees elections, and the Department of Safety. Since election days, Republicans have charged that a significant number of non-resident Democrats, principally from Massachusetts, flowed into New Hampshire to vote illegally, tilting close elections to their party. Mr. Jasper’s...
  • Marxism and Environmentalism: The Unholy Alliance

    08/13/2017 9:42:24 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 4 replies
    Acting Man ^ | 3/23/17 | Pater Tenebrarum
    The Evil of the Scarcity Meme In order to avoid misunderstanding, let us make clear from the outset that scarcity is an unavoidable fact of life – it is the very thing that impels economic activity. If all material human wants were satisfied and we were living as immortals in the Land of Cockaigne, there would no longer be a reason to plan for the future, to save and invest, and to weigh the opportunity costs of different choices. In this hypothetical scenario, people may for a while engage in the pursuit of various pleasures, many would probably indulge in...
  • Climate Science Comes Up Short

    07/30/2017 7:34:41 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 34 replies
    Quadrant Online ^ | 7/28/2017 | Tony Thomas
    People unwilling to act on the climate-crisis narrative should be assisted with drugs that improve and promote conformity, according to eminent bio-ethicist Professor Matthew Liao, of New York University, who also wants to see parents dosing their children with hormones and diets to keep them shorter and less of a burden on the planet. He wants such people to be given the ‘love drug/cuddle chemical’ oxytocin. This would increase their trust and empathy and make them more ready to change to emission-saving lifestyles. As his peer-reviewed study puts it, “Pharmacologically induced altruism and empathy could increase the likelihood that we...
  • Court rules against gay man who sued Catholic church for firing him

    06/07/2017 7:36:50 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 21 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/7/17 | Duaa Eldeib
    Weeks after a federal judge ruled against a gay man who'd sued over his firing from a suburban Catholic parish, Colin Collette said he still struggles with a "sense of abandonment by the church." Collette, the music director at Holy Family Catholic Community in Inverness, was with the parish for 17 years before he was let go in 2014 after announcing he was engaged to his same-sex partner. He filed a lawsuit against the church and the Archdiocese of Chicago last year, alleging discrimination and seeking reinstatement of his job, lost wages and damages. Collette said Wednesday that the decision...
  • Rasmussen: 82 Percent of Republicans, 54 Percent of Independents Back Trump’s Refugee Moratorium

    02/04/2017 8:07:57 AM PST · by grimalkin · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/17 | Katie McHugh
    Republican voters overwhelmingly approve of President Donald Trump temporarily halting the importation of refugees, even after a media firestorm falsely labeled it a “Muslim ban.” Rasmussen Reports filtered out media hysteria and asked likely voters: “The federal government has banned refugees from all countries from entering the United States for the next four months until there is a better system in place to keep out individuals who are terrorist threats. Do you favor or oppose such a ban?” A majority, 52 percent, favored the move, while 43 percent opposed it, and six percent were unsure. Men strongly approved of the...
  • China tycoon moves jobs to US, citing high taxes at home

    12/22/2016 11:41:38 AM PST · by grimalkin · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo! ^ | 12/22/16 | AFP
    Shanghai (AFP) - A Chinese auto glass tycoon has caused a stir by shifting part of his empire to the United States and setting up a factory in Ohio, citing high taxes and soaring labour costs at home. Cao Dewang's $600-million investment comes after Donald Trump threatened to declare Beijing a currency manipulator and slap 45 percent punitive tariffs on Chinese imports to protect American jobs. The 70-year-old tycoon's decision to open a glass factory in the eastern American state of Ohio in October -- a rare case of jobs being exported from China to the US -- triggered an...
  • Maine Governor Leaves Lawmaker Expletive-Filled Voicemail, Wants Armed Duel

    08/26/2016 6:14:41 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 46 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/26/16 | Alex Pfeiffer
    <p>Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage left an expletive-filled voicemail for a state lawmaker who called his recent comments about drug dealers racist, the Portland Press Herald reports.</p> <p>LePage called the lawmaker a “socialist cocksucker” and later said he would like to have an armed duel.</p>
  • Macy’s fires Catholic employee for questioning transgender bathroom policy

    07/22/2016 11:00:16 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 37 replies
    Life Site ^ | Jul 21, 2016 | Lisa Bourne
    FLUSHING, New York, July 21, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Macy’s department store has fired a Catholic employee because he questioned their transgender bathroom policy, even though he says he told his employer he would enforce the policy. Back in May, Javier Chavez, a senior store detective at Macy’s Flushing, New York, location got a phone call about a male accessing the ladies room along with a female. A female customer and her daughter were afraid to enter the restroom due the male’s presence there, and a security guard reporting to Chavez directed the man to leave and use the men’s room....
  • France 'must learn to live with terrorism'

    07/15/2016 9:44:29 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    ITV News ^ | 7/15/16 | ITV News
    “Terrorism is a threat that is weighing heavily on France,” Manuel Valls said. "We’re faced with a war that terrorism has brought against us. The goal of the terrorists is to make us scared. We won’t give in to the terrorist threat, we must stand together, united. France has been once again struck in our flesh. "Times have changed and we should learn to live with terrorism. We have to show solidarity and collective calm. France has been hit in its soul on the 14 July, our national day. “They wanted to attack the unity of the French nation. The...
  • Hubble photographs Jupiter's dramatic auroras

    07/01/2016 10:00:33 PM PDT · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    endgadget ^ | 6/30/2016 | Mariella Moon
    The wispy, glowing veil sitting on top of Jupiter in the image above is actually a humongous aurora captured on cam by Hubble. A team of astronomers are using the telescope's ultraviolet instruments to study nature's light shows on the poles of the gas giant. They timed their study to coincide with Juno's arrival on the planet, since one of their goals is to determine how different solar wind conditions and other factors affect Jupiter's auroras. The spacecraft is in charge of measuring various solar wind properties, while they continue capturing images and videos almost every day during the duration...
  • 'I'm not just the typical granny:' 80-year old shoots, kills intruder

    05/06/2016 5:44:17 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 28 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/5/2016 | Lindsay Cohen
    SULTAN, Wash. -- Four shots fired. Three hit the intruder. It was one surreal moment, says Barb Moles. "I was just intent upon stopping him. I didn't have any other thought in my head," says Moles. "I just knew I had to stop him." Moles, 80, was home with her husband, John, and their adult son Thursday night when she says she heard a commotion. She walked into the kitchen and found her husband bleeding on the floor. John, a retired Boeing worker, had been attacked with a knife and beaten with a crowbar, authorities said. He said three words...
  • Watch: Live Stream of Funeral Services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

    02/20/2016 8:39:14 AM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | 2/20/2016 | Breitbart
    Saturday, the funeral services of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be held in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. at 11 a.m. ET.
  • Maine Food Stamp Work Requirement Cuts Non-Parent Caseload by 80 Percent

    02/15/2016 6:48:43 PM PST · by grimalkin · 30 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 1/15/16 | By Robert Rector, Rachel Sheffield and Kevin D. Dayaratna, Ph.D.
    Growth in the food stamp caseload occurred particularly rapidly among able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs). These are work-capable adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who do not have children or other dependents to support. The ABAWD food stamp caseload grew by nearly 150 percent between 2008 and 2014 and has risen from nearly 2 million recipients in 2008 to around 5 million today. In response to the growth in food stamp dependence, Maine's Governor, Paul LePage, recently established work requirements on ABAWD recipients. In Maine, all ABAWDs in the food stamp program are now required to take a...
  • Venezuela’s Collapse Brings ‘Savage Suffering’

    02/13/2016 7:24:51 AM PST · by grimalkin · 91 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/12/2016 | ANATOLY KURMANAEV and MAOLIS CASTRO
    Dying infants, chronic power outages and empty shelves mark the world's worst-performing economy CARACAS, Venezuela--In a hospital in the far west of this beleaguered country, the economic crisis took a grim toll in the past week: Six infants died because there wasn't enough medicine or functioning respirators. Here in the capital, the crisis has turned ordinary life into an ordeal for nearly everyone. Chronic power outages have prompted the government to begin rationing electricity, darkening shopping malls. Homes and apartments regularly suffer water shortages. Rosalba Castellano, 74 years old, spent hours this week in what has become a desperate routine...
  • Rubio misses spending bill vote

    12/18/2015 9:40:30 AM PST · by grimalkin · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/2015 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday's Senate vote approving a massive $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package - a day after he suggested that he could try to slow the legislation down. The Florida Republican, who is running for president, was the only 2016 contender to miss the vote, which is the Senate's final vote of the year. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), three other presidential candidates, all voted against the the legislation.
  • CNBC Disaster Debate: Full Republican Debate Grades

    10/29/2015 4:24:33 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 164 replies
    The Daily Wire ^ | 10/28/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    In what had to rank as the worst presidential debate in modern history, CNBC anchors berated, cut off, and skewed the words of Republican candidates over the course of two hours on Wednesday night. In spite of - and in the case of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Chris Christie, among others, because of - that horrifically biased moderation, Republicans emerged looking better for wear. They needed to show they had elbows, and many of them did. Without further ado, here are the debate grades.
  • Bridgestone to buy U.S. auto parts retailer Pep Boys

    10/26/2015 9:56:36 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/26/15 | ARUNIMA BANERJEE AND ANYA GEORGE THARAKAN
    Japanese tire maker Bridgestone Corp (5108.T) said it would buy auto parts retailer Pep Boys-Manny, Moe & Jack (PBY.N) for $835 million to expand its retail presence in the United States. The deal will boost Bridgestone's retail network by more than a third in the United States, the company said. Bridgestone operates a chain of auto care and tire stores in the United States through its Bridgestone Retail Operations (BSRO) unit. "Bridgestone is looking to expand its market share in services and tires ... it's a little harder to understand what they might do with (Pep Boys') retail operations but...
  • Army vet shot 5 times trying to stop Ore. shooter - and survives

    10/03/2015 5:16:47 AM PDT · by grimalkin · 35 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 10/2/15 | Associated Press
    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - When the gunshots started at Umpqua Community College, some people mistook them for falling books. But Army veteran Chris Mintz quickly recognized the threat. "He was in the military and knew what it was," said Mintz's aunt, Wanda Mintz. He was hit in both legs, his stomach, his back and in the hand, but the bullets did not hit any of his vital organs. He has two rods in his legs and is going to be in a wheelchair for the foreseeable future, she said.