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  • Texas Farmer Wins 30 Year Battle with BLM – Gets Land Back

    08/01/2015 6:59:24 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 8/1/15 | BOB PRICE
    A Texas farmer finally received land back that was taken from him by a court and given to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) more than thirty years ago. The victory puts land back into his undisputed possession and control that has been in his family since 1904. It also brings hope and a pathway to victory for other farmers who stand to lose up to 90,000 acres of land to the BLM.Tommy Henderson met with BLM officials on the steps of the Clay County Courthouse in Henrietta, Texas, where he was presented a patent from the U.S. government...
  • Mark Levin Issues a Call to Action the Country Can’t Afford to Ignore

    08/01/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/1/15 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    The Audacity of Facts: that is what Mark Levin believes can save America. Facts can animate the rising generation that has the most to lose by the impending collapse of our constitutional republic. Levin concedes that the odds are against him. But Plunder and Deceit, his arresting new book, takes its shot. It is a clarion call to young people: “an appeal to reason and audacity”; an appeal that they “find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink” that has atrophied their generation’s capacity...
  • Mexicans March Against State-Sanctioned Sodomy

    08/01/2015 6:26:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/31/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    MEXICO CITY, July 31, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico last Saturday to protest the country's recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex "marriage." The decision rendered void many pre-existing state constitutions defining marriage as between a man and woman. So Mexicans took to the streets under the "Mexico is One for the Children" slogan. Sofia Miranda, one of its organizers, sent a letter to Mexico's hostile media clarifying, "We are not against any person; we are against this Supreme Court imposition." She warns, echoing Pope Francis, that recognizing same-sex unions as somehow being a form...
  • Britain ‘Facing Food Shortages’ Thanks to Calais Migrant Crisis

    08/01/2015 6:13:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 8/1/15 | NICK HALLETT
    Britain could face food shortages this summer thanks to the growing migrant crisis in Calais, hauliers have warned.Freight trucks have already faced severe delays, with queues now five miles longer than the Channel Tunnel itself, as they try to cross into Europe. Now haulage firms say the delays could cause shortages of key supplies, thus causing food prices to shoot up.The Daily Mail reports that some truck drivers have been stuck in their cabs for days, requiring emergency food and water supplies as well as chemical toilets. At its peak, the queue reached 36 miles and barely moved 500 yards...
  • Gay emojis? GAY EMOJIS?! Not here in Russia, comrade [good for Vlad]

    08/01/2015 6:08:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    The Register ^ | 8/1/15 | Shaun Nichols
    The Russian government is reportedly looking to ban "gay" emoji symbols over fears the same-sex pictures could violate censorship laws.Russia's Izvestia newspaper reports that Russian senator Mikhail Marchenko has issued a complaint that a collection of new emojis depict same-sex couples. Marchenko argues the emojis are in violation of a 2013 Russian law banning what the government deems gay "propaganda" materials. The Beeb reports (via Izvestia) that the government's watchdog group plans to request that president Putin's Young Guard youth group investigate and report on the matter.The Russian senator is quoted as expressing concern that the gay emojis "promoted non-traditional...
  • WHO: Trials show new Ebola vaccine is 'highly effective'

    08/01/2015 6:03:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/15 | Laura Smith-Spark
    A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is "highly effective" and could help prevent its spread in the current and future outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Friday. Trials of the single-dose VSV-EBOV vaccine began in March in Guinea -- one of three West African nations at the center of the recent outbreak -- and have shown such promise that this week it was decided to extend immediate vaccination to "all people at risk" after close contact with an infected person, a WHO statement said. "This is an extremely promising development," said Dr. Margaret Chan, the body's director-general....
  • Reports of a second earthquake or tremor in southeast Queensland (5.2 / 5.6)

    08/01/2015 5:58:31 AM PDT · by markomalley
    Courier and Mail (AU) ^ | 8/2/15 | Daryl Passmore, Josh Dutton
    QUEENSLAND dodged a potential disaster as the most severe earthquake in nearly a century struck yesterday.The magnitude 5.7 earthquake recorded 110km east of Fraser Island at 1.38pm was the second time the state had been rattled in three days.Yesterday’s quake was equal in force to the December 1989 Newcastle earthquake which killed 13 people, levelled much of the city centre and damaged 50,000 buildings.But Queenslanders were spared any injuries or serious damage by the off-shore location of yesterday’s quake, about 10km north-west from where Thursday’s occurred.“If this had hit Noosa, there would have been deaths and damaged buildings,’’ Geoscience Australia...
  • Islamic State document reveals plan to bring 'end of the world'

    07/31/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan, obtained by the American Media Institute and reviewed by USA Today, reveals that the extremist group wants to build a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan to trigger an Armageddon-like "end of the world" war in India. The 32-page Urdu-language document also details machinations to attack U.S. soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials. AMI obtained the document from a Pakistani citizen with connections to the Pakistani Taliban and had it independently translated from Urdu by Harvard researcher and translator Mustafa Samdani. The document,...
  • UK, US turn blind eye to Islamic State oil sales

    07/31/2015 8:08:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Middle East Eye ^ | 7/31/15 | Nafeez Ahmed
    Amid the scramble for Kurdistan’s oil and gas wealth, the US and UK are tied to Kurdish and Turkish institutions accused of facilitating IS oil sales Key allies in the US and UK led war on Islamic State (IS) are covertly financing the terrorist movement according to senior political sources in the region. US and British oil companies are heavily invested in the murky geopolitical triangle sustaining IS’ black market oil sales.The Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in Iraq and Turkish military intelligence have supported secret IS oil smuggling operations and supplied arms to the terror group, according to Kurdish, Iraqi...
  • Get your carrots, not cookies, from Howard County's vending machines [MD Freak State!]

    07/31/2015 7:53:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 7/31/15 | Amanda Yeager and Meredith Cohn
    Healthy options are coming to Howard County, but some think the carrot is a stick.Four of five Howard County Council members, all Democrats, voted Friday to overturn County Executive Allan Kittleman's veto of a bill that creates nutritional guidelines for the food and drinks sold in government vending machines.Kittleman, the county's first Republican executive since 1998, framed the issue as one of choice for workers and visitors to county buildings, even if that means they choose fluorescent orange doodles chased by a bubbly soda."I trust Howard County residents and employees to make their own decisions about what to eat," Kittleman...
  • Hijab-wearing women say they are being 'turned away' at Egyptian resorts

    07/31/2015 7:49:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 7/27/15 | Shounaz Meky
    Many Egyptian women say they are facing a difficult summer season as Hijab-free zones seem to have soared in popularity, as more restaurants and high-end resorts enforce a de-facto ban on wearing headscarves.Social media users in Egypt flocked to Facebook and Twitter over the past week to condemn the apparent decision by some venues to deny veiled women entry.Many deemed the ban as “discriminatory” against practicing Muslim women in Egypt - a country in which 90 percent of its 80-million population are Muslim.The ban is not completely new, it was reportedly common at resorts and restaurants frequented by foreigners, in...
  • Next in the Sexual Revolution news: movement to legalize polygamy and 'polyamory'

    07/31/2015 7:43:26 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    Get Religion ^ | 7/31/15 | Richard Ostling
    It didn’t take long. Four days after the U.S. Supreme Court’s epochal 5-4 decision to legalize gay marriage nationwide, a Montana threesome applied for a polygamous marriage license. If denied, the trio intends to file suit to topple the law against bigamy. Husband Nathan Collier was featured on “Sister Wives,” so “reality TV” now meets legal and political reality.More significant was a July 21 op-ed piece in The New York Times, that influential arbiter of acceptable discourse and the future agenda for America's cultural left. University of Chicago law professor William Baude, a “contributing opinion writer” for the paper, wrote,...
  • Store owner refuses to sell guns to Muslims

    07/31/2015 7:31:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    WNYT ^ | 7/31/15 | Samantha DiMascio
    ST. JOHNSVILLE - It's a powerful, but polarizing point of view. The owner of J.J.'s Sporting Goods announced he will no longer sell guns to Muslims. The decision is getting mixed reaction both on social media and within the small, tight-knit community of St. Johnsville. John Swartz says after the attack at the recruiting station in Tennessee, he can't in good conscience sell guns to Muslims. Swartz said his logic mainly roots from fear of not being able to tell the difference between a radical Muslim and a law abiding citizen. He said that leaves him with little choice, but...
  • Obama Appointee And Bundler Blocks More Video Releases By Group Behind Planned Parenthood Sting

    07/31/2015 7:09:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/31/15 | Mollie Hemingway
    A federal judge late Friday granted a temporary restraining order against the release of recordings made at an annual meeting of abortion providers. The injunction is against the Center for Medical Progress, the group that has unveiled Planned Parenthood’s participation in the sale of organs harvested from aborted children.Judge William H. Orrick, III, granted the injunction just hours after the order was requested by the National Abortion Federation.Orrick was nominated to his position by hardline abortion supporter President Barack Obama. He was also a major donor to and bundler for President Obama’s presidential campaign. He raised at least $200,000 for...
  • POLLING DECEPTIONS FROM H3LL

    07/31/2015 6:34:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7-31-15 | Michael Voris
    This one is so over the top, it makes you wonder if you’re the only sane one left. If you don’t understand anything about how the information cycle of deception works in the Luciferian media, understand this: It is highly organized and purpose-driven. Case in point: as the Culture of the Demonic started getting threatened in the public eye, the whole machinery of that culture fired up — again. The story: Planned Parenthood and it’s macabre gruesome practice of killing children in the womb and dismembering the little corpses in such a way so as to preserve intact what they could later sell to biomedical companies. How is...
  • Papua New Guinea: Manam Volcano Erupts, Sends Ash up to 65,000 Feet High

    07/31/2015 3:12:08 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    International Business Times (IN) ^ | 7/31/15 | Mugdha Variyar
    Papua New Guinea's Manam volcano erupted on Friday, sending volcanic ash as high as 65,000 feet in the air.The volcano, situated on Papua New Guinea's northern coast has erupted after 11 years. The Manam volcano erupted at about 1 p.m. local time on Friday, following which a Code Red aviation advisory was issued in the region, according to Australia's Bureau of Meteorology. The plume from Friday's volcanic eruption was said to be spreading in all directions, the Australian agency said.The last time the 1,807 meters high volcano erupted was in 2004, according to Accuweather.com.
  • President Of NOW: Moms Love Planned Parenthood, Aborted Fetuses Are 'Disgusting'

    07/31/2015 2:56:59 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/31/15 | Caleb Howe
    "I don't think any politician is vulnerable who supports Planned Parenthood because Planned Parenthood is beloved and trusted." - Terry O'Neill, President of NOW On Now with Alex Wagner on Thursday, the President of the National Organization for Women was on briefly to discuss the scandal surrounding Planned Parenthood, and how it might affect Hillary Clinton's presidential aspirations. In the short time she was on screen, O'Neill managed to utter a surprising array of tone-deaf and highly-charged statements. In addition to the above quote, O'Neill elaborated that the organization is everywhere and all things, claiming that one in every...
  • Would you let your 12-year-old daughter sleep in a tent with an 18-year-old boy?

    07/31/2015 2:54:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/31/15 | Jack Cashill
    I was driving in to work earlier this week, listening to a local talk show, when I did something I almost never do. I called in. The subject was the decision by the governing board of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to allow openly gay adults to serve as den leaders, scoutmasters, and camp counselors. How could I resist? I am an Eagle Scout, and I have a book coming out next week called Scarlet Letters that deals with this larger subject. When the producer screened me about my stance, I decided to hold off on more complex issues...
  • The Prophetic Words of Pope Leo XIII

    07/31/2015 2:42:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    One Peter Five ^ | 7/31/15 | Brian Williams
    In recent weeks we have seen the ugly truth of what a post-Christian America looks like. From the unveiling of a statue of Baphomet by Satanists in Detroit last weekend, to the release of multiple undercover videos of Planned Parenthood sorting through aborted babies and negotiating the sale of their parts, Americans have witnessed nothing less than the manifestation of pure evil in our time. Satan is indeed prowling about our country seeking the ruin of souls.In the midst of this moral depravity and horrific evil I recently came across Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical “Tametsi Futura Prospicientibus”. While it was...
  • U.S. defends Turks' bombing of American ally [Kurds]

    07/30/2015 7:24:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/15 | F. Michael Maloof
    The Defense Department is defending Turkey’s decision to bomb Kurdish rebels in northern Syria amid concern that the NATO member is using its alliance with the U.S. against ISIS as a pretext to defeat an old enemy, the independence-minded Kurdish Workers Party, or PKK, which also is assisting the U.S. against the jihadist army that has taken over large portions of Iraq and Syria, according to a report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin. After the PKK claimed responsibility for the execution-style murder of two Turkish police officers near the Syrian border, Turkey bombed PKK fighters in northern Syria and non-PKK...
  • Fishwrap – once again – publicly attacks the Church’s moral teaching

    07/30/2015 7:22:19 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | 7/30/15 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) Jamie Manson (openly lesbian activist, promoter of women’s ordination, mentored by Sr. Margaret Farley, and darling of the LCWR), laments the Church’s teaching about homosexuality.This piece is part of Fishwrap‘s incessant effort to undermine Catholic teaching concerning morals. Thus, the nicknames.Let’s have a look… Catholic schools must refuse to fire LGBT employees [getting it wrong by one letter!]It’s beginning to feel like every week brings a new story about the firing of an LGBT employee from a Catholic institution.The most recent well-publicized termination happened earlier this month at Waldron Mercy Academy in...
  • Cecil The Lion’s Wikipedia Page Not Created Until After His Death

    07/30/2015 7:06:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Bastasch
    The Internet has been set ablaze by news that a U.S. dentist on safari shot and killed Zimbabwe’s Cecil the lion, apparently a beloved figure in that African country.Already more than 800,000 people have signed an online petition demanding “justice” for Cecil, but how well-known was Cecil before his death? The Daily Caller News Foundation found that Cecil’s Wikipedia page had only been created July 29, 2015 — after news of Cecil’s death had been reported in the news.According to Wikipedia’s edit history, an editor “created [the] article with material from Hwange National Park.” Hwange is the national park where...
  • U.S. Government Is Investigating Killing of Cecil the Lion [and not Planned Butcherhood]

    07/30/2015 6:31:16 PM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 7/30/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    Two days after the killing of Cecil the lion sparked a firestorm on social media, the United States government announced that it will investigate the death of the prized African creature.The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Twitter Thursday that the government agency is currently “investigating” the killing of the lion, allegedly carried out by Minnesota dentist Dr. Walter Palmer.“We’re investigating the killing of #CecilTheLion. Will go where facts lead. We ask Dr. Palmer or his rep to contact USFWS immediately,” the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted. “We share your concern about the issue surrounding #CeciltheLion and we’re...
  • Josh Earnest: Planned Parenthood Videos ‘Fraudulent’

    07/30/2015 6:13:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/30/15 | Steven Dennis
    Strong words today from the White House over those Planned Parenthood videos showing officials with the nation’s leading abortion provider discussing the sale of aborted body parts. But not for Planned Parenthood. Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the release of the videos “fraudulent,” later clarifying that he was relying on public statements from Planned Parenthood when he made that charge, as well as other critics of the videos by The Center for Medical Progress, an anti-abortion group. “There’s ample reason to think that this is merely the tried and true tactic that we have seen from extremists on the right...
  • Indiana clears Planned Parenthood of wrongdoing after videos

    07/30/2015 6:10:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 7/30/15
    Indiana on Thursday cleared Planned Parenthood facilities that perform abortions in the state of any wrongdoing in the handling of fetal tissue. Gov. Mike Pence, a Republican, on July 16 ordered an investigation of Planned Parenthood facilities in Indianapolis, Bloomington and Merrillville to see if organs from aborted fetuses were being sold. He was among a number of conservative lawmakers around the country who have called for investigations after an anti-abortion group circulated a video it made secretly showing some of its national officials discussing how they obtain organs from aborted fetuses for research. Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest provider...
  • Last Catholic Church Closes in Antarctica [by order of the US Government]

    07/30/2015 3:00:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica, July 29, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - After nearly 60 years, the Catholic Church is gone from Antarctica. The numbers of Mass attendees at the Chapel of the Snows at McMurdo Station have so dwindled that the presence of a Catholic priest is no longer needed. The parish church belongs to the New Zealand diocese, and is located on the grounds of the U.S. Antarctic Program, run by the National Science Foundation. The NSF has asked the diocese to sever ties with the program. A military chaplaincy will offer interdenominational services and pastoral care, but it's unclear whether these...
  • Why Muslim Rapists Prefer Blondes: A History

    07/30/2015 2:51:50 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Raymond Ibrahim ^ | 7/30/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Muslim penchant to target “white” women for sexual exploitation—an epidemic currently plaguing Europe, especially Britain and Scandinavia—is as old as Islam itself, and even traces back to Muhammad.Much literary evidence attests to this in the context of Islam’s early predations on Byzantium (for centuries, Christendom’s easternmost bulwark against the jihad). According to Ahmad M. H. Shboul (author of “Byzantium and the Arabs: The Image of the Byzantines as Mirrored in Arabic Literature”) Christian Byzantium was the “classic example of the house of war,” or Dar al-Harb—that is, the quintessential realm that needs to be conquered by jihad. Moreover, Byzantium...
  • 14-Year-Old Palestinian Girl Hopes Israel <em>Disappears

    07/29/2015 6:52:05 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/29/15 | Trey Sanchez
    A 14-year-old Palestinian girl has garnered international attention recently after being brought to tears by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who told the young girl that her family may be deported because Germany "can't manage" everyone coming from refugee camps. And now she's back in the headlines after telling German paper Die Welt her feelings on Israel: My hope is that at some time, [Israel] is no longer there, but only Palestine. This country should no longer be called Israel, but Palestine. It is reported that Reem Sahwil, quoted above, was born in a refugee camp in Lebanon but currently...
  • Employees received BONUSES for HARVESTING ORGANS, says former Houston Planned Parenthood director!

    07/29/2015 6:44:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 7/29/15 | soopermexican
    Former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson testified at the Texas state Senate Committee on Health & Human Services about the organ harvesting practices at the abortion company that still receives federal funding. Contrary to Planned Parenthood’s insistence that they don’t profit from organ harvesting from dead babies, Abby gave testimony that pointed to a different story.Some tweets from the event:And this: Abby now works for a group that helps employees leave Planned Parenthood. Here’s also an interview with her on Sean Hannity’s show a week ago: (video at link)
  • Sarah Palin: Planned Parenthood Is Deliberately Targeting Minority Women

    07/29/2015 6:41:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 7/29/15 | Josh Feldman
    Sarah Palin reacted to the controversy over Planned Parenthood harvesting fetal tissue by posting a message asking which symbol killed 90,000 black babies last year: the Confederate flag or the Planned Parenthood logo.Palin talked to Bill O’Reilly tonight and and lamented how there was so much focus on the Confederate flag as a racist symbol when Planned Parenthood has aborted thousands of black babies.She even said that they’re “in the business of finding targets so they may attract those who would perhaps be disadvantaged in some ways.” In other words, Palin thinks that Planned Parenthood is specifically targeting women in...
  • Senators introduce Planned Parenthood defunding bill

    07/29/2015 1:20:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/29/15 | Amy Miller
    This week, the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) released it’s third video documenting Planned Parenthood’s participation in baby part harvesting. If you watch the video (you must watch the video,) be warned—it’s nauseating. I don’t give these kinds of warnings lightly.When CMP first launched its campaign against Planned Parenthood, conservatives in the Senate came together to draft legislation defunding Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. The team, headed up by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), today introduced S.1881, which includes three main objectives: Prohibiting federal funding for PPFA or any of its affiliate organizationsProtecting federal funding for health services for women (including...
  • Geraldo Rivera Frets Planned Parenthood Scandal ‘Might Put an End’ to ‘Garbage’ Used to ‘Be the...

    07/28/2015 6:46:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/28/15 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday’s edition of The Five on the Fox News Channel (FNC), liberal panelist Geraldo Rivera defended Planned Parenthood in wake of the video scandal concerning body parts from aborted babies, fretting that it “might put an end to the harvesting of what would be garbage” that “may” help contribute to a “cure for cancer” or “heart disease.” Moments after co-host Greg Gutfeld opened the segment with a commentary on the disturbing scandal, Rivera wondered to co-host Eric Bolling if he “fear[ed]...that the scandal, the justifiable scandal over the callousness of the people portrayed in this video might put an...
  • Almost 200 labs in all 50 states affected by live anthrax shipments

    07/28/2015 6:37:12 PM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/28/15 | Jacqueline Klimas
    Lawmakers on Tuesday criticized the military for a yearslong pattern of complacency with biological threats as Defense Department admitted to shipping live anthrax to nearly 200 labs worldwide. Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican, took aim at Utah’s Dugway Proving Ground, which mistakenly distributed live anthrax, for using a “potentially deadly process” for more than a decade without anyone noticing the problems. “What we have here is a pattern of recurring issues of complacency and a lax culture of safety,” said Rep. Tim Murphy, Pennsylvania Republican. “What’s it going to take to change things this time?”
  • ‘Kandhamal’ tells the whole story of anti-Christian persecution

    07/28/2015 6:23:37 PM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Crux ^ | 7/28/15 | John L. Allen Jr.
    Because of the dramatic events that unfolded there, certain places have come to symbolize entire movements or chapters of history. “Gettysburg,” for instance, immediately evokes the American Civil War, just as “Tiananmen Square” is now universal shorthand for non-violent protest. In similar fashion, in terms of contemporary anti-Christian persecution, “Kandhamal” may be the single word that best captures the whole story.Kandhamal is a district of the eastern Indian state of Odisha, formerly known as Orissa, where an orgy of violence descended upon the impoverished Christian minority in August, 2008. A series of riots led by radical Hindus left roughly 100...
  • [Yesterday] 7.0-magnitude earthquake rocks Indonesia

    07/28/2015 6:10:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Earthsky ^ | 7/28/15
    The U.S. Geological Society reported a powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake that rocked remote eastern Indonesia in the early morning hours today (July 28, 2015). The quake, which struck in a mountainous area of Papua in the early hours, damaged several buildings and is reported to have killed a teenage boy who he fell into a river while fishing beside it, as the quake struck. Today’s quake occurred inland, and no tsunami warning was issued.In 2004, a much more powerful undersea 9.1-magnitude earthquake – third-largest earthquake ever recorded with a seismograph – triggered a tsunami that killed more than 170,000 people in...
  • CNN’s Tapper Sends His Condolences To Ben Carson Over Mother’s Passing…Even Though She’s Alive

    07/28/2015 6:03:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | Al Weaver
    CNN’s Jake Tapper learned Tuesday what it is like to put someone in their casket early when he offered up his well wishes to former neurosurgeon Ben Carson over the passing of his mother, Sonya Carson.Only one problem: She never died.At the conclusion of an interview between the Tapper and Carson on “The Lead,” Tapper sent his “deepest condolences” to the 2016 presidential candidate, adding how much he knew his mother meant to him.“This is the first time I’ve seen you since you lost your mother, and I just wanted to send our deepest condolences on your lost,” Tapper told...
  • Part of Pentagon email network taken down over suspicious activity

    07/28/2015 5:57:21 PM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/28/15
    An unclassified email network used by Army General Martin Dempsey and other members of the U.S. military's Joint Staff has been taken off line because of suspicious activity, a Pentagon spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Army Lieutenant Colonel Valerie Henderson said the unclassified email network for all users on the Joint Staff was taken offline by the Defense Department because of suspicious activity noted over the weekend and is "currently down."
  • 'I am an American' says man who tried to join Islamic State

    07/28/2015 5:49:54 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 7/28/15 | RUSS BYNUM
    A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American." Leon Nathan Davis III of Augusta was sentenced to 15 years, the maximum punishment allowed. A pale, bearded man with a Southern accent, the 38-year-old Davis pleaded guilty in May to seeking to help a known terrorist organization. He was arrested at the Atlanta airport last October trying to board a flight to Turkey. Davis later said his plan was to...
  • HHS boss won't probe Planned Parenthood -- or even watch videos

    07/28/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    The week-long outcry over secretly-taped videos revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of selling body parts of aborted fetuses won't be investigated by the federal agency that provided $67.2 million between 2010 and 2012 -- or even watched by the department's boss.The House Education and the Workforce Committee Tuesday released videos of testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell explaining why she won't probe the Planned Parenthood affair. It included this back and forth:(video at link)Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): Have you seen those videos?Burwell: I have not seen the videos. I have read the articles about them.Also:Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA):...
  • Carly Fiorina refuses the rape and incest bait [Carly is not impressed with your talking points]

    07/28/2015 5:28:52 PM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/28/15 | Kemberlee Kaye
    Following the release of the second Planned Parenthood undercover video last week, Presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina joined Jake Tapper on The Lead. Tapper asked Fiorina to define her position on Governor Walker’s recent bill that prohibits abortions after twenty weeks and makes no exclusions for instances of rape and incest. Rather than taking the let’s connect Fiorina to what the left believes is an extremist pro-life position bait, Fiorina directed attention to a bill bouncing around the Senate floor, “let’s talk about the legislation that’s sitting on the Senate floor right now which does allow for those exceptions,” she responded.(video...
  • WATCH: Kerry Won’t Commit to Following Law If Congress Tosses Iran Deal

    07/28/2015 5:21:00 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Bridget Johnson
    Pressed by a senior House Democrat at today’s Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the Iran deal, Secretary of State John Kerry would not commit the Obama administration to following the law if Congress shoots down the deal by a veto-proof majority. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) noted that the deal “might be, at most, morally binding on this administration.” “The IRGC may publicly oppose this deal because that’s the best thing the Iranian government can do to pursue us to support — here in Congress to support the deal or maybe they genuinely oppose it,” he noted. Sherman asked Kerry point-blank...
  • Poll: 63 percent oppose defunding Planned Parenthood [CAUTION: DEM POLLSTER]

    07/28/2015 5:14:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    Sixty-three percent of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to Planned Parenthood, according to a new poll commissioned by the organization. The poll, conducted by the Democratic firm Hart Research Associates, finds that along with 63 percent of voters overall who oppose defunding Planned Parenthood, 68 percent of independents also oppose the move. The poll finds that a “bare majority” of 53 percent of Republicans favor defunding, while 34 percent oppose the move. The survey finds that voters are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports funding Planned Parenthood over one calling to end funding, by a...
  • Florida Man Arrested in ISIS-Inspired Plot to Bomb Florida Beach, Officials Say

    07/28/2015 5:07:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/28/15 | MIKE LEVINE
    The FBI has arrested a man who allegedly wanted to detonate a bomb at a Florida beach and attack police at their homes in what authorities describe as an ISIS-inspired terror attack, officials said. Harlem Suarez, 23, of Key West, Florida, has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the United States. “Stopping attacks on our homeland by those inspired or directed by designated foreign terrorist organizations is the highest priority,” the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, John Carlin, said in a statement. Suarez first came onto the FBI’s radar in April,...
  • Planned Parenthood Horror Show Defines the Line between Sanity and Depravity

    07/28/2015 5:00:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 7/28/15 | Judie Brown
    This past week has been bizarre. First we heard from that the Obama Department of Justice was considering a probe of the : “In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would ‘review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.’” CMP founder David Daleiden wasn’t phased at this news, saying in a : “They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know—that Planned...
  • TX Supreme Court Blocks Lesbian Mayor’s Trans Agenda

    07/28/2015 4:55:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/28/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    The Texas Supreme Court has issued a ruling against a local law allowing transgendered individuals to use the bathroom of their choice. In May 2014, Houston's mayor Annise Parker signed into law the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO), an ordinance allowing "transgender" individuals to use the public restrooms designated for whatever sex they sincerely perceived themselves to be, regardless of their biological sex. According to the Houston Chronicle at the time: The measure bans discrimination based not just on sexual orientation and gender identity but also, as federal laws do, sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy...
  • [PA] The Timing Of Dem Governor’s Big Planned Parenthood Review ‘Raises Questions’

    07/28/2015 4:46:27 PM PDT · by markomalley
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/28/15 | Connor D. Wolf
    With Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf launching a review of Planned Parenthood, his own past and a recent cabinet appointment has put doubt on the integrity of the investigation.Wolf had begun taking steps to review the clinics as a result of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal organ harvesting and distribution, The Associated Press reported Friday. Just the day prior to Wolf’s announcement, he appointed a former Planned Parenthood executive as his chief of staff. To Michael Greer, president of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, the timing is troubling.“It raises questions of the integrity of the investigation,” Greer told...
  • Fourth Planned Parenthood video could drop at Texas Senate hearing

    07/28/2015 4:40:36 PM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/28/15 | Taylor Millard
    Fresh off the heels of the Center for Medical Progress releasing video of a former Planned Parenthood worker discussing organ harvesting is the possibly of a fourth video. This time it won’t be on the Internet, it will be in a Texas Senate committee. A spokesperson for Senator Charles Schwertner told The Texas Tribune state Attorney General investigators were the ones who were given the video. [[ Committee members and staffers are ]] currently reviewing the video and gathering all the relevant facts. The AG’s office isn’t saying where they got it, but Planned Parenthood’s Houston-area clinic thinks it was...
  • OFA Urges 'Stand With Planned Parenthood' After Third Gruesome Video Released

    07/28/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday, a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails. The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales. In case you missed, here is the price list: Let us know what you...
  • The New Planned Parenthood Sting Video Is the Worst One Yet [picking over body parts]

    07/28/2015 4:01:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 62 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/28/15 | Debra Heine
    The latest sting video from the “Human Capital” documentary web series produced by the Center for Medical Progress is the most disturbing one yet. The horrific footage includes technicians picking over aborted baby parts, and is being described by horrified viewers on Twitter as “Godless,” “evil,” and “demonic.” The video also includes new admissions from Planned Parenthood leadership about the illicit pricing structure.One technician featured in the video fainted on the job on her first day — a reaction apparently not uncommon for people in the industry. <-- PJM_300_by_250_middle --> Holly O’Donnell, a licensed phlebotomist, didn’t realize what she was...
  • Cruz: Planned Parenthood a 'criminal enterprise'

    07/28/2015 3:57:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Ariel Cohen
    Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Ben Carson led conservatives in a rally against Planned Parenthood Tuesday, following the publication of three videos detailing the organization's sale of organs harvested from aborted fetuses. "Today the U.S. Department of Justice should open a criminal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood nationally is a criminal enterprise breaking the law," Cruz said on the lawn on the Capitol. But the Texas senator was skeptical this would happen, adding "the Obama Justice Department in acting as little more than a partisan arm of the Democratic National Committee." Cruz is backing Sen. Mike Lee's, R-Utah, attempt...