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  • Officials Say Suspect In Killings of California Deputies Was Deported Twice [Amnestiites Listen Up]

    10/25/2014 10:26:16 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    Officials Say Suspect In Killings of California Deputies Was Deported Twice October 26, 2014 The suspect alleged to have shot three northern California sheriff's deputies Friday, killing two, was deported twice and has a criminal record, federal officials said late Saturday. A U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman said that the fingerprints of the suspected shooter match those of a man named Luis Enrique Monroy-Bracamonte. Monroy-Bracamonte was initially deported to Mexico in 1997 after being convicted of dug possession in Arizona. Four years later, he was arrested and deported again for an unspecified offense. "The fingerprints were the basis for...
  • Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated [He First Urinated On Monument]

    10/25/2014 8:08:46 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 31 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    Ten Commandments Attack Suspect Being Evaluated OKLAHOMA CITY — Oct 25, 2014 A man suspected of driving a car into a Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol is under mental evaluation, according to the Highway Patrol. "Investigators will continue to look into the case and coordinate with the Oklahoma County District Attorney on Monday, for any possible criminal charges," according to a news release from OHP Capt. George Brown. Brown did not immediately return a phone call for additional comment on Saturday. The suspect was taken to a mental facility in Oklahoma County, Brown said in the release....
  • Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race [Except When It Benefits Her]

    10/25/2014 8:03:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | October 25, 2014 | Dan Merica,
    Clinton Decries Outside Spending In Pricey N.C. Senate Race By Dan Merica, CNN October 25, 2014 Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) -- Negative, expensive campaigns is something Sen. Kay Hagan is getting an education in this year. And something Hillary Clinton knows very well. Clinton campaigned Saturday for her fellow Democrat at a Charlotte rally of about 1,800 supporter. The former U.S. senator and secretary of state -- and widely presumed 2016 presidential contender -- used her appearance for Hagan to decry Thom Tillis, the Republican looking to unseat Hagan in November, as someone who will answer to big business, not...
  • The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton [Why Aren't White Female Voters Upset?]

    10/25/2014 1:03:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Wall St J ^ | October 25, 2014 | HEATHER MAC DONALD
    The Democratic Embrace of Al Sharpton The man who embodied New York’s bad old days of the 1980s now wields influence as never before—at City Hall and in the White House. By HEATHER MAC DONALD The Rev. Al Sharpton once epitomized New York’s bad old days of the 1980s, when the then-corpulent, gold-medallion-bedecked tub thumper inflamed racial hatred and courted violence. Today, against all expectations and at least 100 pounds lighter, he has been rehabilitated into the Democratic Party’s civil-rights leader of choice. Has Mr. Sharpton changed or simply outlasted his critics? President Obama’s embrace of Mr. Sharpton has been...
  • US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States [The Rule of Law, No More!]

    10/25/2014 11:46:36 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 25, 2014
    US to Recognize Same-Sex Marriage in 6 More States WASHINGTON — Oct 25, 2014 The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and Wyoming. The government's announcement follows the U.S. Supreme Court's decision earlier this month to decline to hear appeals from five states that sought to keep their marriage bans in place. It brings the total number of states with federal recognition of gay marriage to 32, plus the District...
  • Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie? [Use of Scripture To Be A MegaMillionaire]

    10/24/2014 7:01:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    Challes.com ^ | October 24, 2014
    Joel Osteen or Fortune Cookie? May 12, 2010 The other day I ate some rather extraordinary Thai food for lunch and, on my way out, grabbed a fortune cookie. I cracked it open and read a silly little proverb meant to inspire, I suppose. I wish it had said “Brisk uphill walk after all-you-can-eat Thai is a bad idea.” Never mind. As I waddled my way home, regretting that last bowl of curry (so delicious…), I thought “This fortune sounds like something Joel Osteen would say.” And then it struck me—there is very little difference between Joel and those fortune...
  • Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights [One Issue Campaign!]

    10/24/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 24, 2014 | Paul Lewis
    Hispanics, US Citizens And Otherwise, Join Campaigns For Close Midterm Fights This year’s midterms are taking place against a backdrop of Latino frustration at dithering candidates over immigration issues Paul Lewis 24 October 2014 Abel Perez, who was brought to the US from Mexico illegally as a child, canvassing for Democratic candidates in Longmont, Colorado. Photograph: Paul Lewis/Guardian An estimated 11 million people in America are barred from voting in the midterm elections because of their immigration status. Abel Perez is one of them. The 24-year-old was recently knocking on doors in the Colorado town of Longmont with a list...
  • Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors [God Forbid!]

    10/23/2014 9:12:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2014 | Peter Hamby
    Jeb Bush Talks 2016 Run With Donors By Peter Hamby,October 23, 2014 Jeb Bush wrestles with 2016 decision Jeb Bush met with South Carolina donors and business leaders Thursday Bush said he was seriously considering a presidential run in 2016 Washington (CNN) -- Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN. Bush was politely non-committal, as he is in public, but said he was seriously considering the possibility and would make a decision after the holiday season. Bush,...
  • John-Roger Dies At 80; Founder of Controversial New-Age Church

    10/23/2014 8:36:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 22, 2014 | DAVID COLKER
    John-Roger Dies At 80; Founder of Controversial New-Age Church By DAVID COLKER John-Roger's church had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 80. He had been in frail health for several years and died of pneumonia, said MSIA board member Mark Lurie. To awaken, keep going back inside of you The greatest challenge is not outer space; it's...
  • Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says

    10/23/2014 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 23, 2014 | Charlotte Higgins
    Turin Shroud Was Made For Medieval Easter Ritual, Historian Says Charles Freeman believes relic venerated as Jesus Christ’s burial cloth dates from 14th century and was used as a prop Charlotte Higgins 23 October 2014. The Turin shroud, revered by some as the burial cloth of Jesus, dates from the middle ages, historian says. Photograph: Antonio Calanni/AP When it is exhibited next year in Turin, for the first time in five years, 2 million people are expected to pour into the city to venerate a four-metre length of woven cloth as the shroud in which Jesus Christ was wrapped after...
  • 'F*** You Chinatown': Guide Stuns A Bus Load Of Tourists With A Racist Tirade In San Francisco's...

    10/23/2014 1:36:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 130 replies
    Daily Mirror (UK) ^ | October 23, 2014 | JENNY AWFORD
    'F*** You Chinatown': Guide Stuns A Bus Load Of Tourists With A Racist Tirade In San Francisco's Famous Asian District Tour guide launched into a racist rant about San Francisco's Chinatown She warned people against moving to the area saying it's 'a horrible place' German tourist filmed the expletive-laden tirade and put it on YouTube Guide said: 'F*** your noise, f*** your parades, f*** your dragons, f*** this' By JENNY AWFORD 23 October 2014 A tour guide stunned a bus load of tourists when she launched into a racist tirade about San Francisco's Chinatown on her last day of the...
  • Berkeley Taps Bill Maher for Graduation Speaker [Where's Gov. Reagan When We Need Him?]

    10/23/2014 1:19:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    OCTOBER 23, 2014 Berkeley Taps Bill Maher for Graduation Speaker The ultra-PC school names him grad speaker. By Katherine Timpf The University of California–Berkeley has announced that polarizing TV host Bill Maher will be its winter graduation speaker. “The host of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, comedian Maher is known for his political commentary and satire,” writes The Daily Californian, the official student newspaper. Other things Maher is famous for include calling Sarah Palin a “t**t” and a “c**t” (comments that offended even the liberal National Organization of Women), saying Christians are schizophrenics, and comparing “retarded children” to his...
  • Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist

    10/23/2014 1:10:47 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | October 23, 2014 | Katherine Timpf
    OCTOBER 22, 2014 Football Coach Fired Because Eating Watermelon Is Racist Parents from other schools felt smashing a watermelon and eating it after games was inappropriate. By Katherine Timpf A winning high-school football coach was fired after the team’s tradition of eating watermelon after games was deemed “inappropriate” and “racist.” Bud Walpole had been coaching Academic Magnet Raptors football team, and was in the middle of a very successful season, according to CBS Charlotte. A current Raptors player said the tradition began when players bought watermelons from a man who had been selling them on their route to the game....
  • Teen Roskana Sikorski Backed by Parents She Allegedly Plotted to Kill

    10/23/2014 12:58:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | TRACY CONNOR
    Teen Roskana Sikorski Backed by Parents She Allegedly Plotted to Kill BY TRACY CONNOR A Michigan couple is standing by their adopted 15-year-old daughter after she allegedly conspired with her older boyfriend to kill them and stabbed her kid brother. Prosecutors have charged Roksana Sikorski as an adult for the Oct. 17 attack, but her parents say she suffers from mental illness and was under the sway of 23-year-old Michael Rivera. "I think she just thought this guy loved her and she wanted to do whatever he told her, and she was very vulnerable and she has a mental disorder...
  • Prosecutors: Michigan Girl Meant To Kill Family

    10/23/2014 11:36:00 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | COREY WILLIAMS
    Prosecutors: Michigan Girl Meant To Kill Family By COREY WILLIAMS PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old girl accused of stabbing her younger brother as part of a plot to kill her family so that she could run off with a 23-year-old man appeared in a suburban Detroit courtroom Thursday, where a judge set her bond at $1 million. The girl, who is charged as an adult with assault with intent to murder and conspiracy to commit murder in last Friday's attack, wore a red jail jumpsuit at the hearing, which her parents attended. Michael Rivera, the man she allegedly...
  • 'Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder': Fox News Host and Former Victoria's Secret Model Says

    10/23/2014 11:23:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 23, 2014 | SNEJANA FARBEROV
    'Excuse Them So They Can Go Back On Tinder': Fox News Host and Former Victoria's Secret Model Says young 'hot' women should NOT vote because 'they don't get it' Kimberly Guilfoyle suggested on The Five that young women have no place in a voting booth, or on a jury The 45-year-old former California prosecutor said young women do not have the proper life experience to make informed decisions Guilfoyle was married to Democrat Gavin Newsom during his time as mayor of San Francisco By SNEJANA FARBEROV 23 October 2014 Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle thinks that young, attractive women should...
  • Fox News Host Says Some Women Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote [As Well As Illegals]

    10/23/2014 11:05:23 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 91 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 23, 2014
    Fox News Host Says Some Women Shouldn't Be Allowed To Vote October 23, 2014 Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle believes that young single women should be excused from civic duties, they voting and jury duty. The midterm elections are less than two weeks away and all signs point to big gains for the Republican party. With the majority of women often casting their vote for Democrats, one Fox News host has an idea for how Republicans can get around that problem. The voting gap among women is large when it comes to whether they vote for Democrats or Republicans. In the...
  • Can A Community Program Help Stop Homegrown Radicals?

    10/23/2014 9:35:42 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 21 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 23, 2014
    CBS NEWS October 23, 2014 Can A Community Program Help Stop Homegrown Radicals? The Obama administration is trying to find ways to stop homegrown radicals and is looking outside of government for inspiration. They're modeling a new program on the International Cultural Center in Maryland. It's the first community-led program to fight violent extremism, reports CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan. "It's a lot harder today to identify folks who are being radicalized because you can do it in the privacy of your own home right in your room and nobody's around," Montgomery County, Maryland, police chief Tom Manger said. He...
  • Archbishop Chaput Blasts Vatican Debate On Family, Says ‘Confusion Is Of The Devil’

    10/22/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | October 21, 2014
    Archbishop Chaput Blasts Vatican Debate On Family, Says ‘Confusion Is Of The Devil’ David Gibson | October 21, 2014 NEW YORK (RNS) Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, a leading culture warrior in the U.S. hierarchy, says he was “very disturbed” by the debate over church teachings on gays and remarried Catholics at this month’s Vatican summit, saying it sent a confusing message and “confusion is of the devil.” In a lecture delivered Monday evening (Oct. 20) in Manhattan, Chaput also suggested that in the wake of the rapid series of court decisions legalizing same-sex marriage in more than 30 states, Catholic...
  • Ron Klain and Solyndra [From The Man Who Campaigned for Hope and Change!]

    10/20/2014 8:47:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    OCTOBER 20, 2014 Ron Klain and Solyndra The administration’s point man on a solar fraud is now in charge of Ebola. By Andrew C. McCarthy Ron Klain is a sharp-elbowed Democratic political operative with no medical expertise. Tapping him as “Ebola czar” may not be the president’s best move when, as it is, no one can believe a word the Obama administration says. And that’s not just because Mr. Klain is yet another lobbyist recruited despite Mr. Obama’s vow that his administration would shun lobbyists. Klain was also a central player in the president’s Solyndra fraud, which soaked taxpayers for...
  • How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics [Red Turing Blue!]

    10/20/2014 4:33:43 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 20, 2014 | Luisita Lopez Torregrosa
    How A Surge In Puerto Rican Voters Is Changing Florida Politics They may lean Democratic, but many —especially the newcomers —are 'up for grabs' By Luisita Lopez Torregrosa A Puerto Rican flag is held by Miami residents at the Calle Ocho Festival in Miami. The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change. Puerto Ricans have been migrating...
  • At Rallies, Obama Casts 2014 as Key for His Legacy [Says: Republicans "Living In The 1950s.."]

    10/19/2014 10:44:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 19, 2014 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    At Rallies, Obama Casts 2014 as Key for His Legacy CHICAGO — Oct 19, 2014 By JOSH LEDERMAN Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress." Returning to the accepting embrace of his home state of Illinois, Obama told voters that Republicans mean well, but "just have bad ideas." He accused the GOP of recycling those ideas over and...
  • Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress [Obama to Boehner: "Get Lost!"]

    10/19/2014 8:08:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 19, 2014 | DAVID E. SANGER
    Obama Sees an Iran Deal That Could Avoid Congress By DAVID E. SANGER OCT. 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — No one knows if the Obama administration will manage in the next five weeks to strike what many in the White House consider the most important foreign policy deal of his presidency: an accord with Iran that would forestall its ability to make a nuclear weapon. But the White House has made one significant decision: If agreement is reached, President Obama will do everything in his power to avoid letting Congress vote on it. Even while negotiators argue over the number of...
  • Bishops Reject Shift in Tone for Gay, Divorced Catholics

    10/18/2014 4:51:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 18, 2014 | DEBORAH BALL
    Bishops Reject Shift in Tone for Gay, Divorced Catholics Bishops Reject Language Highlighting ‘Precious Support’ Committed Gay Couples Lend Each Other DEBORAH BALL Oct. 18, 2014 ROME—Catholic bishops voted Saturday to water down a report earlier this week that advocated a significant shift in the church’s approach to gays and divorced Catholics, reflecting a deep split within the church’s leadership. In a vote Saturday evening, an assembly of nearly 200 bishops, who have been discussing issues concerning the family at a special meeting known as a synod, took their final vote on a working document released Monday. That document, released...
  • Supreme Court Weighs In On Controversial Voter ID Law [Wise Latina & Two More Leftists Dissent]

    10/18/2014 10:24:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 45 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 18, 2014
    October 18, 2014 Supreme Court Weighs In On Controversial Voter ID Law WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the justices rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil rights groups to prohibit the state from requiring voters to produce certain forms of photo identification in order to cast ballots. Three justices dissented. Voter ID laws in the spotlight as midterm elections near The law was struck down by a federal judge last week, but a federal appeals court had put...
  • Ebola Scare Sends Caribbean Cruise Ship Back Home ["A Journey To Remember"!]

    10/17/2014 11:21:09 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 95 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 17, 2014 | MEGHAN KENEALLY and LEE FERRAN
    Ebola Scare Sends Caribbean Cruise Ship Back Home Oct 17, 2014 By MEGHAN KENEALLY PHOTO: Jeremy Malone saw 30 to 40 crew members with buckets of disinfectant who were lined up on along his hallway as they prepared to clean the ship The presence of a woman who helped care for an Ebola patient who died has left a Caribbean cruise ship unable to dock at foreign tourist ports and is now heading back to Texas. One passenger said the announcement of the woman's presence has created "utter panic" on the Carnival Magic cruise ship, while others remained outwardly unfazed,...
  • In Expansive Pakistan, Christians Struggle To Find Space For Cemeteries

    10/17/2014 10:29:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 17, 2014 | Tim Craig
    In Expansive Pakistan, Christians Struggle To Find Space For Cemeteries By Tim Craig October 17 In this tiny village where most homes don’t have windows and meals are cooked over fire pits, Christians are used to feeling like second-class citizens. Christians say they earn less than $2 a day working in the sugarcane fields. They must shop at the sparsely stocked Christian-run rice and vegetable store. They are not allowed to draw water from wells tapped for Muslim neighbors. Now, in what many consider to be a final indignity, they and other Pakistani Christians are struggling to bury their dead....
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES REDISCOVERS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ

    10/17/2014 10:24:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 17, 2014 | Laurie Mylroie
    THE NEW YORK TIMES REDISCOVERS WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ Iraq War-era partisan fights aside, the real problem now is that they're under ISIS' control. By Laurie Mylroie – 10.17.14 What a difference a decade makes! When it was first reported in May 2004 that Saddam-era chemical weapons shells had injured U.S. troops, the editors of the New York Times dismissed that, “Finding some residual weapons that had escaped a large-scale destruction program would be no great surprise and if the chemicals had degraded, no major threat.” Now, a major New York Times report on the issue has been...
  • Hospital Worker Who Handled Ebola Samples Is on Cruise Ship

    10/17/2014 10:19:57 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 17, 2014
    Hospital Worker Who Handled Ebola Samples Is on Cruise Ship Oct 17, 2014 By ABC NEWS via GOOD MORNING AMERICA A Dallas health care worker who handled clinical specimens from an Ebola-infected patient is on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, with the worker self-quarantined and being monitored for signs of infection, the State Department said in a statement. The unidentified female worker departed on a cruise ship from Galveston, Texas, Oct. 12 and was out of the country before being notified of active monitoring required by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the government statement. The...
  • Police Investigation Into Rabbi And Recordings of Women Is Expanding

    10/16/2014 9:02:11 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 16, 2014 | Peter Hermann and Michelle Boorstein
    Police Investigation Into Rabbi And Recordings of Women Is Expanding By Peter Hermann October 16 The prominent Georgetown rabbi accused of recording women at his synagogue’s ritual bath had numerous computers and storage devices in his home along with files of women undressing, according to a search warrant filed in D.C. Superior Court. Police arrested Barry Freundel, rabbi of Kesher Israel Congregation, on Tuesday and searched both the synagogue on N Street NW and Freundel’s home, a few blocks away on O Street. In two affidavits unsealed Thursday, police said the investigation is expanding beyond the six women mentioned in...
  • Biden's Youngest Son Leaves Navy Amid Drug Report

    10/16/2014 6:24:36 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 39 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 16,2014
    Biden's Youngest Son Leaves Navy Amid Drug Report WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter is expressing regret for being discharged from the Navy Reserve amid published reports that he tested positive for cocaine. The Wall Street Journal reports that Hunter Biden failed the drug test last year and was discharged in February. In a statement issued Thursday, Biden doesn't say why he was discharged. He says he's embarrassed that his actions led to his discharge and that he respects the Navy's decision. The vice president's office declined to comment.
  • Barry Freundel, Georgetown Rabbi, Is Arrested On Voyeurism Charge

    10/14/2014 9:27:49 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 14, 2014 | Peter Hermann and Michelle Boorstein
    Barry Freundel, Georgetown Rabbi, Is Arrested On Voyeurism Charge By Peter Hermann and Michelle Boorstein October 14 A prominent modern Orthodox rabbi at a Georgetown synagogue was arrested by D.C. police on Tuesday morning and charged with voyeurism, according to a department spokeswoman. Barry Freundel, 62, of the Kesher Israel Congregation, was being held in police custody Tuesday and was likely to have an initial appearance in D.C. Superior Court on Wednesday. Within hours, the synagogue’s board of directors suspended him without pay.
  • Pastor Knew He Had AIDS When He Had Affairs, Church Says

    10/14/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 14, 2014 | PHILLIP RAWLS and JAY REEVES
    Pastor Knew He Had AIDS When He Had Affairs, Church Says MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Oct 14, 2014 By PHILLIP RAWLS and JAY REEVES The sun and clouds are reflected off a glass on the entrance of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where a portrait of pastor Juan D. McFarland hangs on the wall. After listening to his sermons for 24 years, parishioners of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church probably thought they knew the Rev. Juan D. McFarland. But from the very pulpit where he preached about God's love and service to the community, he delivered some stunning revelations: He had...
  • The Great Catholic Cave-In That Wasn’t

    10/14/2014 2:41:19 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | October 14, 2014 | GEORGE WEIGEL
    October 14, 2014 The Great Catholic Cave-In That Wasn’t The Times’s wishful thinking notwithstanding, the synod of bishops hasn’t thrown out Church teaching. GEORGE WEIGEL For the better part of a half century, the New York Times, and similarly situated purveyors of news and opinion, have eagerly awaited the Great Catholic Cave-In: that blessed moment when, at long last, the Catholic Church, like many other Christian communities, would concede that the sexual revolution had gotten it right all along and would adjust its teaching and practice to suit. A Times “breaking story” on October 13, under the headline “Vatican Signals...
  • Polish Bishops Say: "Synod Document Unacceptable"

    10/13/2014 7:54:28 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    rorate-caeli ^ | October 13, 2014
    The Great Division - Wojtya;a Nation to the Rescue. President of the Polish Bishops' Conference: "Synod Document Unacceptable" Document of the Synod of Bishops Unacceptable For Many The document summarizing the first week of the synod is not acceptable to many bishops - so says Archbishop Stanislaw October 13, 2014 In an interview with Vatican Radio, the President of the Polish Episcopal Conference did not hesitate to say that this document departs from the teaching of John Paul II, and even that in it can be noticed traces of the anti-marriage ideology. According to Archbishop this text also highlights the...
  • Inventing a GMO Apple That Won’t Brown

    10/12/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | October 12, 2014 | TENNILLE TRACY
    Inventing a GMO Apple That Won’t Brown Arctic Apple, a Genetically Modified Breed, Seeks U.S. Approval By TENNILLE TRACY Two sliced apples sit on either side of a clock as a time-lapse video compresses 24 hours into 30 seconds. By the end, the apple on the left has turned brown but the one on the right has stayed fresh and white.
  • $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War

    10/12/2014 12:19:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    YahooNews ^ | October 12, 2014 | HAMZA HENDAWI
    $5.4B Pledged To Gaza Strip After Israel-Hamas War HAMZA HENDAWI CAIRO (AP) — A donor conference in Cairo to raise money for Gaza after this year's war between Hamas and Israel ended with pledges of $5.4 billion, half of which will be "dedicated" to the reconstruction of the coastal strip, Norway's foreign minister said Sunday. Kerry pushes for Mideast peace, Qatar pledges $1 billion for Gaza Reuters Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende offered the figure at the end of Sunday's one-day conference, far beyond the $4 billion initially sought by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He did not say what will...
  • At Forlorn Urban Churches, Mass Gets Crowded in a Flash

    10/11/2014 8:36:39 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies
    NYTimes ^ | October 11, 2014 | MICHAEL PAULSON
    At Forlorn Urban Churches, Mass Gets Crowded in a Flash By MICHAEL PAULSON OCT. 11, 2014 CLEVELAND — The glory days of Holy Ghost Church were years ago, when Catholics packed into the wooden pews, beneath a starry barrel-vaulted ceiling, listening to bells and kissing icons as priests in colorful robes intoned in ancient tongues the liturgies of a faraway land. The congregation dwindled so much that in 2009 the church was closed, but on a bright Sunday this summer, Holy Ghost was alive again. Mary Matei, visiting from Knoxville, Tenn., snapped pictures on her iPhone as priests sang Mass,...
  • Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip [While The World Burns!]

    10/11/2014 3:15:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 29 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DARLENE SUPERVILLE
    Obama Wrapping Up California Fundraising Trip October 11 2014 DARLENE SUPERVILLE President Barack Obama on Saturday wrapped up a week that saw him raise campaign money for Democrats on both coasts. Obama attended a "round table" discussion at the home of Democratic donor and Zynga founder Mark Pincus and his wife, Ali, with about 25 supporters who paid up to $32,400 for the privilege, according to Democratic officials. It was Obama's fourth California fundraiser in three days and was closed to media coverage. This coming week brings more of the same for the president, including his long-anticipated, first appearance at...
  • Sister Miriam Teresa Beatified In New Jersey At First U.S. Beatification

    10/11/2014 1:33:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 2 replies
    Our Sunday Visitor ^ | October 11, 2014 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    Sister Miriam Teresa Beatified In New Jersey At First U.S. Beatification, new ‘blessed’ remembered as one with ‘mystical visions, deep insights’ Kathryn Jean Lopez OSV Newsweekly 10/8/2014 “The imitation of Christ in the lives of the saints is always possible and compatible with every state in life,” Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli of the Diocese of Paterson, New Jersey, stressed, quoting Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich during her beatification Mass at Newark’s Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart on Oct. 4. The beatification Mass, held 19 years to the day of Pope St. John Paul II’s 1995 visit to the cathedral, was...
  • The Clinton Papers: Elena Kagan Paid Off With Supreme Court Seat?

    10/11/2014 1:24:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Examiner ^ | October 11, 2014
    The Clinton Papers: Elena Kagan Paid Off With Supreme Court Seat? Use your key for the next article The Friday release of 10,000 pages of Clinton White House documents scored an enormous amount of media attention with broadcast and print news reporters scouring the pages and covering the sordid Monica Lewinsky affair and the Paula Jones allegations and civil case. However, hidden in the historical documents is evidence that Associate Justice Elena Kagan achieved her position on the nation's highest court as reward for being a "good soldier" in the "war to defend President Bill Clinton." According to a section...
  • Leaders of Iraq's Anbar Province Call For U.S. Ground Forces To Stop ISIS [Obama Keeps Fundraising]

    10/11/2014 10:54:48 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    CNN ^ | October 11, 2014 | Laura Smith-Spark, Ben Wedeman and Kareem Khadder
    Leaders of Iraq's Anbar Province Call For U.S. Ground Forces To Stop ISIS By Laura Smith-Spark, Ben Wedeman and Kareem Khadder October 11, 2014 Baghdad (CNN) -- Leaders in Iraq's western Anbar province pleaded Saturday for U.S. ground forces to halt the relentless advance of ISIS, while hundreds of kilometers away in the city of Kobani, Kurdish fighters desperately struggled to hold off the advancing extremist group. The situation in Anbar, just to the west of Baghdad, is "very bad," the president of Anbar Provincial Council told CNN by phone on Saturday. Sabah Al-Karhout said the council has intelligence that...
  • Beyond Marriage, Other Gay-Rights Challenges Loom [Gays Demand More, More, and Much More!]

    10/11/2014 10:15:53 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 24 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 11, 2014 | DAVID CRARY
    Beyond Marriage, Other Gay-Rights Challenges Loom October 11 2014 DAVID CRARY Even as they celebrate epic victories in the push for marriage equality, gay-rights activists acknowledge that other difficult issues remain on their agenda. There's the persistent high rate of HIV infections, the struggles to expand transgender rights, and the striking fact that even in some states allowing same-sex marriage, people can lose their job for being gay. For many activists, the top priority after marriage is federal legislation that would outlaw a broad range of discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people. There's no such federal law now,...
  • Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? (video)[Renamed As "Indigenous People's Day"]

    10/11/2014 10:04:40 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 11, 2014
    Is It Time To Say Goodbye To Columbus Day? OCTOBER 11, 2014. Historian Kenneth C. Davis joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss the controversial holiday that some Americans want to rename Indigenous People's Day
  • Iraqis 'Up Against The Wall' As ISIS Threatens Province Near Baghdad [Obama's JV Team?]

    10/10/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | October 10, 2014 | Jim Sciutto and Greg Botelho
    Iraqis 'Up Against The Wall' As ISIS Threatens Province Near Baghdad By Jim Sciutto and Greg Botelho, CNN October 10, 2014 (CNN) -- A key province near Iraq's capital is in trouble amid an onslaught from ISIS forces, the U.S. defense secretary said Friday, signaling the Islamist extremist group is continuing to flex its muscles and expand its territory -- on several fronts -- despite international airstrikes. Speaking to reporters during his travels in South America, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said there's a lot of uncertainty about what will happen with Anbar province, which is just west of Baghdad....
  • Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination'

    10/10/2014 4:54:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 73 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 10, 2014 | SANDRA LILLEY
    Latina Judge Strikes Down TX Voter ID, Blasts History of 'Discrimination' BY SANDRA LILLEY A Texas-born and raised Latina federal judge, Nelva Gonzalez Ramos, did not just block a Republican-sponsored state voter ID law, she equated it to laws enacted by states after slavery was abolished to ensure blacks could not vote. "The Court holds that SB 14 creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose," Gonzalez Ramos stated in her lengthy ruling issued Thursday. "The Court further holds that SB 14...
  • Beleaguered Las Vegas Wedding Industry Pins Its Hopes On Gay Marriage [Sodom Celebrated In America!]

    10/10/2014 4:11:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | October 10, 2014
    Beleaguered Las Vegas Wedding Industry Pins Its Hopes On Gay Marriage The Wedding Capital of the World has been hurting badly since the recession, but business owners expect a ‘tremendous boost’ from same-sex couples looking to get married 10 October 2014 The managers at Vegas Weddings have extra ministers on call. The tux and gown shop is fully staffed, all ten wedding planners are available in the reception area and the coordinators are prepping to handle ceremonies for not one, but two brides at a time. They can also expect many pairs of grooms. This is the first full day...
  • ISIS Victory in Kobani Could Result in Civilian Massacre, UN Warns [Obama At Paltrow Fundraiser!]

    10/10/2014 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    ABCNews ^ | October 10, 2014 | ALI WEINBERG
    ISIS Victory in Kobani Could Result in Civilian Massacre, UN Warns Oct 10, 2014 By ALI WEINBERG Seven hundred civilians in Kobani, the Kurdish region along the Syria-Turkey border, are at risk of being massacred if more is not done to save the town from the army of radicals known as ISIS, according to the United Nations’ special envoy to Syria. The envoy, Steffan de Misura, likened the threat to Kobani to the genocidal killing in Srebrenica, the 1995 massacre of 8,000 Bosnians by a Serbian paramilitary unit. More than 200,000 Kurds have fled Kobani and nearby villages during the...
  • ISIS Bearing Down On Baghdad Even As World Watches Kobani Siege [Blood & Treasure Wasted?]

    10/10/2014 12:29:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 10, 2014
    ISIS Bearing Down On Baghdad Even As World Watches Kobani Siege October 10, 2014 Waves of U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters appear to have done little to stem the terrorist army’s advance in Syria, and now the militants are close to overrunning key positions on the outskirts of Baghdad. With the world’s eyes on the terrorist army’s siege of the Syrian border city of Kobani, where U.S.-led airstrikes are backing Kurdish fighters, some 500 miles southeast, Islamic State fighters are within eight miles of the Iraqi metropolis. The Islamic militants have reportedly infiltrated the Baghdad suburb of Abu...
  • Wave of Immigrants to U.S. Resurges [Another Tsunami of Immigrants On Its Way!]

    10/09/2014 7:25:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 16 replies
    NEIL SHAH ^ | October 09, 2014
    Wave of Immigrants to U.S. Resurges Asians Drive Migrant Growth, but Mexicans Rebound By NEIL SHAH Oct. 9, 2014 A strengthening U.S. economy has spurred the largest pickup in immigration since before the recession, driven by Asian newcomers and a gain in Hispanic arrivals. The number of foreign-born people in the U.S. grew by 523,400 last year, according to the Census Bureau. That beat the previous year’s net gain of roughly 446,800 and is the biggest...