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  • Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title

    03/12/2014 12:32:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | March 12, 2014 | Luke Garratt
    Touching moment that high school wrestler lost state title – and first person he hugged was his opponent’s father who has terminal cancer A high school wrestler who lost the state wrestling championship won over the crowd, when instead of getting upset he hugged his opponent's father, who has terminal cancer. Blaine High School sophomore Malik Stewart from Minnesota lost the 120-pound title match in the Class 3A wrestling tournament to opponent Mitchell McKee, when McKee pinned him in the final face-off match. McKee said: 'It was a big match for him and to be able to hug my dad...
  • Oscars' Fantasy on the Left Coast

    03/07/2014 6:24:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Suzanne Fields
    The Academy Awards are the left coast's great cultural event of the year, more important to the stars than a Hillary Clinton fundraiser. Like them or not, movies drive the culture, reflecting and reacting to what's going on around us. They require our awareness. They can't be dismissed simply because they're the stuff of fantasy. Fantasy is in vogue on the right coast, too. The Washington Post, once one of the president's most cheerful enablers, observes in an editorial that, "President Obama's foreign policy is based on fantasy." He seeks the happy endings of Hollywood's movies, where wishes come true...
  • 5 Virtues That Liberals Take To The Extreme

    02/11/2014 4:24:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | /february 11, 2014 | John Hawkins
    "If one oversteps the bounds of moderation, the greatest pleasures cease to please." -- Epictetus "The world is full of people who will help you manufacture tornados in order to blow out a match." -- Shaun Hick There are few things on the planet more necessary than water. In fact, roughly 60% of the human body is water. Yet, water isn't ALWAYS a good thing as Noah could tell you. Virtues can be like this as well. In moderation, they're good for you, but taken to extremes, they become destructive. 1) Tolerance: A little tolerance is a good thing,...
  • Some GREAT food for thought for liberals who think they're the most compassionate Americans

    01/19/2014 10:21:01 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 11 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 1-19-14 | The Looking Spoon
    I don't know if Penn Jillette actually said this, but it's very well said and echoes conversations I've had with others on the topic that drew the very same conclusion.To me coerced giving through confiscatory means isn't just immoral, it actually degrades society because real compassion begins to atrophy..."why should I care about my neighbor when the government pays a  nameless, faceless bureaucrat to do it for me."
  • Be Clothed in the Beauty of Holiness! A Meditation on the Virtues in Colossians 3

    12/30/2013 2:52:35 AM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 12/30/2013 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    In yesterdayÂ’s blog post, (which was actually a written version of my Sunday sermon), I mentioned that it might make sense for us to look more deeply at some of the virtues In the Letter to the Colossians which ought to be cultivated by a Christian, especially in the family setting.The third chapter of The Letter to the Colossians, while speaking in a general way about vices to be avoided and virtues to be cultivated, has a particular family focus since it builds to its conclusion about wives being submitted, husbands loving their wives, and children obeying their parents. Because...
  • The Christmas Tree

    12/16/2013 5:06:19 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 8 replies
    Virtual Jerusalem ^ | 12/16/2013 | Jonathan Rosenblum
    Rabbi Berel Wein was once invited to a meeting with the editor of the Detroit Free Press. After introductions had been made, the editor told him the following story. His mother, Mary, had immigrated to America from Ireland as an uneducated, 18-year-old peasant girl. She was hired as a domestic maid by an observant family. The head of the house was the president of the neighboring Orthodox shul. Mary knew nothing about Judaism and had probably never met a Jew before arriving in America. The family went on vacation Mary's first December in America, leaving Mary alone in the house....
  • The Gate Called Beautiful – How Common-Sense Compassion Heals

    12/04/2013 9:53:07 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/3/2013 | Janine Turner
    A lame, dependent man was begging for money. This unfortunate man thought that money was the only answer for his particular plight. Peter and John looked at the vulnerable man. They saw his situation. They asked the troubled man to look at them — to see another way. Peter told him that they had no money to give him but that they had something even better to offer: a healing — a way for him to find his own peace, his own money. The man was willing and he gave his attention to Peter and John who, through the power...
  • Obama and His Compassion Mirage

    11/22/2013 6:36:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    President Barack Obama, the quintessential leftist, would have us believe, as would all leftists, that his overarching motivation is his compassion but, like most leftists, reveals through his actions that his driving passion is not so much concern for his fellow man as it is an obsession to control people. That explains why Obama isn't the slightest bit sympathetic about people losing their health care coverage as a direct result of his fraudulent advertising on Obamacare and why, so far, he has callously resisted all calls for a reset of the worst policy train wreck on the longest policy train...
  • Republican governors say future GOP candidates must show compassion

    11/21/2013 8:26:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 69 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 21, 2013 | Rebecca Berg
    SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ. — Many Republicans, with eyes trained on the presidential election in 2016, have sorted through the wreckage of the 2012 elections to figure out how and why the GOP suffered such heavy losses, including the White House. But at the Republican Governors Association conference in Arizona on Wednesday, one theory dominated at an early panel discussion: That the X-factor Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney lacked might have been a more compassionate tone. "People have to know that you care about them," said Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of the governors believed to be weighing a presidential bid in...
  • The Pope Francis Effect: False compassion

    11/13/2013 7:35:58 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 3 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | November 13, 2013 | Paul Melanson
    Writing for the Associated Press, Rachel Zoll notes that, "The Vatican ambassador to the U.S., addressing American bishops at their first national meeting since Pope Francis was elected, said Monday they should not 'follow a particular ideology' and should make Roman Catholics feel more welcome in church. Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano noted the challenges from broader society to Christian teaching....'the Holy Father wants bishops in tune with their people....He made a special point of saying that he wants pastoral bishops, not bishops who profess or follow a particular ideology.' In a September interview, Francis said Catholic leaders should give greater...
  • Giving (a 3-minute Thai commercial you'll really want to see)

    09/14/2013 5:34:39 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 90 replies
    True ^ | September 15, 2013 | TrueMoveH
    The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, "Giving," which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.
  • The Myth of Liberal Compassion

    08/20/2013 5:12:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2013 | David Limbaugh
    What will it take for the country to wake up to the destructive ravages of liberalism -- and finally do something about them? Liberals continue to masquerade as exclusive proprietors of compassion, but their policies stubbornly undermine their possessory claim. Indeed, Obama's "fundamental transformation" of America is nothing less than America's decline and destruction in the name of compassion and fairness. You can't scan a day's news without seeing proof of this. Let's look at just two items in today's news digest. The Cato Institute has released a report documenting that in Obama's America, "welfare pays better than work." Cato's...
  • Dubiously Disabled: Our compassion is being stolen, one parking space, one wheelchair at a time

    05/01/2013 6:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 99 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/01/2013 | Lee Habeeb
    It happens all the time. I head out to the nearest mall to work through my weekly honey-do list. After spending five minutes securing a parking spot, I walk to my destination. As I pass the handicapped parking spaces located a hop and a skip from the entrance — the spaces reserved for people in wheelchairs, or really old people with walkers, or other genuinely handicapped people — I notice a car pull into one. It’s one of those Seinfeld moments, and I turn into George Costanza. Almost. The first thing I do is stop and take a look at...
  • Inconvenient Headlines: The party of “compassion” rationalizes post-birth abortions

    04/02/2013 6:37:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/02/2013 | Mona Charen
    It’s a deeply felt conviction among liberals that they are the caring party. It’s not too much to say that liberals are quite confident that they are nicer, more moral people than conservatives. It must require truly titanic powers of denial for the “moral” and “compassionate” party to maintain its position on abortion — a position that leads them into some macabre rationalizations. Consciences among the morally superior party are agreeably quiescent. But recent headlines have not been similarly cooperative. In Florida the legislature is considering a variant of the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act,” which would require that abortionists...
  • 22 Veteran suicides daily! Is this really true? How can WE help THEM?

    02/06/2013 9:16:10 PM PST · by San Rafael Blue · 46 replies
    feb, 6, 2013 | San Rafael Blue
    Last week, I saw an article online that took my breath away. An average of Twenty Two U.S. Veterans are committing suicide each and every week! Is this true? I'm sorry, I can't refer you directly to that article, but it was not the first time I had heard something like this. I am not even sure the subject was active duty or in-active veterans, now chosing to end their lives. In spite of my spotty data, you must admit, have you not also heard of the many service people losing hope and leaving this existance 'ahead of schedule'? I...
  • The Most Powerful Weapons We Possess

    01/08/2013 4:40:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    George Washington warned us in his Farewell Address about a time in America's future when we might be tempted to discard the pillars of civility: "Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them."Let me give a great example of what Washington's words look like...
  • Need Some Advice On (Trustworthy) Home Healthcare (for elderly parents)

    12/16/2012 8:19:24 PM PST · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 16 replies
    http://www.freerepublic.com ^ | 12/ 16/ 2012 | Me
    I need some advice for sitter services in the No. Alabama region. Father has just had open heart surg. Both he and mom are elderly.
  • Economic Sabotage: Obama is burdening a generation in the name of compassion.

    11/30/2012 8:16:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2012 | Mona Charen
    Republicans find themselves in the unenviable position of being forced to agree to raise taxes on those earning more than $200,000 (the actual cutoff for those Mr. Obama refers to as “millionaires and billionaires”) or risk being blamed for a tax increase on all taxpaying Americans. They will probably agree, which means it’s a politically unavoidable policy, not a good policy. Why does Obama insist upon raising taxes? Not because he believes it will improve the economy, and not because he believes it will increase receipts to the Treasury. The proposed taxes would bring in about $80 billion a year,...
  • A moment of kindness (vanity)

    11/21/2012 3:52:07 PM PST · by Marie · 24 replies
    Vanity ^ | 21NOV12 | Self
    Right now, I'm in a lot of pain. I'm hurting. Everyone I love is hurting. Things just keep going from bad to worse. Today I received a call, a woman soliciting donations for a charity. I blew up. I told her that I'd just spent my entire morning canceling all of my monthly charitable donations. I'd given all I could give and I had nothing left. I'm bled dry. I almost hung up on her. She asked me what was wrong. I sighed and couldn't speak and she told me it was alright. I started to choke up and I...
  • The real GOP Vision: It’s not a choice between “You’re on your own” and The Life of Julia

    11/19/2012 7:05:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/18/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    I’ll bet you $10,000 that this term doesn’t get a round of applause from focus groups of voters struggling in these hard economic times: “self-reliance.” Throughout this campaign, Barack Obama cleverly set himself up as the alternative to a straw man who thought everyone in America could make it on his own, with no help from anyone. “We’re told by our opponents that since government can’t do everything, it should do almost nothing,” Obama said at a Miami campaign event in October. “It’s sort of a ‘You’re on your own’ philosophy. If you don’t have health insurance, hope you don’t...
  • Compassionate Conservatism Redux (Bush 43 got the votes to prove it. Was he on to something?)

    11/16/2012 9:09:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/16/2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    I think I owe an apology to George W. Bush. William F. Buckley once noted that he was 19 when the Cold War began at the Yalta conference. The year the Berlin Wall came down, he became a senior citizen. In other words, he explained, anti-Communism was a defining feature of conservatism his entire adult life. Domestically, meanwhile, the Right was largely a “leave me alone coalition”: religious and traditional conservatives, overtaxed businessmen, Western libertarians, and others fed up with government social engineering and economic folly. The foreign-policy battle against tyrannical statism abroad only buttressed the domestic antagonism toward well-intentioned...
  • Romney’s Taxes and the Liberal Mindset (Showing they care by spending other people’s money)

    09/05/2012 7:49:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/05/2012 | Michael Tanner
    As anyone within range of a television set knows, Democrats have spent the last several months fixated on Mitt Romney’s taxes. One endlessly repeated commercial points out that Romney paid only 13.9 percent of his income in taxes in 2010, “probably less than you.” That ad is misleading on several levels. First, unless your household was earning more than $189,400 per year, it is unlikely that you are paying a higher federal income-tax rate than Romney. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the average middle-income American pays an effective federal income-tax rate of 1.3 percent. Recall that half of Americans...
  • Lockerbie Bomber Dies in Libya (May he Rot in Hell)

    05/20/2012 6:11:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 20, 2012
    TRIPOLI, Libya – The former Libyan intelligence officer Abdel Baset al-Megrahi, who was convicted of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, has died in Libya, his brother told AFP on Sunday. "He died an hour ago," Abdelhakim al-Megrahi said, putting the time of death at shortly after 1:00pm local time. The UK Foreign Office could not confirm the report Sunday, however it said it was "seeking further information." Megrahi, 60, was convicted in a Scottish court in 2001 for his role in the December 1998 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103. Most of those killed in the bombing of the Boeing 747...
  • Rick Santorum and the return of compassionate conservatism

    01/06/2012 9:00:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 01/06/2012 | Michael Gerson
    The outcome in Iowa was both electorally inconclusive and politically clarifying. There is a Republican Party, supporting Mitt Romney, that wants to win an election. And there is a Republican Party, supporting Ron Paul, that wants to make a point about limited government. This division is not entirely ideological. There are rock-ribbed conservatives who believe that the highest political priority is the early retirement of President Obama. There are evangelicals — uncomfortable with libertarianism and the foreign policy of Charles Lindbergh — who have nevertheless joined Paul’s protest against swollen government Based on recent history, the party of electability will...
  • New Year's Resolutions

    12/31/2011 10:14:04 PM PST · by stolinsky · 4 replies
    www.stolinsky.com ^ | 01-01-12 | stolinsky
      New Year’s Resolutions David C. Stolinsky Jan. 1, 2012 Many people make New Year’s resolutions. Often these include vows to eat less and exercise more. Rather than these healthful but self-centered goals, may I suggest a different set of resolutions: Use compassion for those who deserve it. After we have punished the criminal, expressed compassion for all his victims, and done our best to relieve their suffering, then we can feel compassion for the criminal. But till then, feeling compassion for both criminal and victim leads only to more criminals and more victims – who need more compassion....
  • Newt the Compassionate (He's not as mean as some people think he is)

    12/07/2011 7:05:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/07/2011 | Jonah Goldberg
    Newt Gingrich wants to pay poor kids to clean toilets. And all of the right people are horrified. The Nation says Gingrich is running on “a platform that seems to have been written by the unreformed Ebenezer Scrooge.” The editors of the Newark Star-Ledger proclaim Gingrich wants to “bring back the days of Oliver Twist.” The host of “Meet the Press,” David Gregory, suggests Gingrich’s take on the inner-city poor is a “grotesque distortion.” This controversy started last month at Harvard, when Gingrich suggested in a speech that perhaps the best way to break the cycle of poverty in inner...
  • The Sorry State of Liberal Compassion

    06/15/2011 3:28:26 AM PDT · by Scanian · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | June 15, 2011 | Peter Heck
    The famous quote attributed to Winston Churchill that, "If you're not liberal at 20, you have no heart...if you're not conservative by 30, you have no brain," may need some tweaking given the recent antics of the American left. Having built the credibility of their political movement on the grounds of compassion and empathy, their actions and policy proposals are reflective of just the opposite. Start with my home state of Indiana, whose Republican legislature and governor enacted a law to prohibit taxpayer dollars from flowing into the hands of any health clinic that performs abortions. Through entirely predictable demagoguery,...
  • They Took Him Aside

    01/23/2011 5:13:40 PM PST · by hawkins · 2 replies
    That Christian Website ^ | 01/23/2011 | Erik Smith
    Have you ever heard someone teach, preach, or say something that didn’t sound right? It was incorrect. It didn’t seem to agree with what you had been taught in the past. What was your response? Hopefully, like the Bereans of old in Acts 17:11, you picked up your scriptures and carefully searched through them and studied them to confirm what had been said. What did you do next? Some will remain silent and say nothing. Others will use this as an opportunity to spread gossip or rumors about the teacher/speaker in question with the intent of “tearing them down” and...
  • Keeping the Poor in Poverty

    10/16/2010 3:03:09 PM PDT · by upchuck · 12 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | October 13, 2010 | Michael Tanner
    School choice, lower taxes, job creation: These, and not welfare payments, are what would really help the poor. In his autobiography, former British prime minister Tony Blair recounts the political epiphany that caused him to break with the old-style class-warfare–based Labour Party that he had grown up with. “In a sense they wanted to celebrate the working class,” he writes, “not make them middle class.” In many ways, the Obama administration and congressional Democrats appear to have the same attitude about the American poor. They talk frequently about the poor. They lavish programs upon them. (Last year the Obama administration...
  • Cherie Blair is a saint for helping the needy rich

    07/24/2010 3:31:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 23 Jul 2010
    Mrs Blair was merely performing an unpaid kindness in Albania, says Matthew Norman.Amid all the excitement of Eamonn Holmes's pioneering legal battle to stop the BBC broadcasting jokes about his obesity, and with Keith Chegwin under fire for nicking other people's gags, you could be forgiven for having missed the really significant comedic news of the week. In what leading scholars of mirth posit as Britain's most valuable comic export to that country since Norman Wisdom, Cherie Blair went to Albania. The great altruist made the trip, as you may already have guessed, to pay homage to her Albanian role...
  • Interesting Video Of 3 Legged Bear

    05/24/2010 3:58:41 PM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 6 replies · 301+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 5/24/10 | Chuck Wolk
    At the end of the article there is a video of a Black Bear with only 3 legs. Because she is missing a front leg she walks upright like a human. Interesting video. I can see how some Indian in the old days may have thought from a distance that the bear was half human, thus the name Sasquatch, or as we white men would say "Big Foot". Follow the link below and you will find the video at the end of the article towards the bottom of the page.3 Legged Black Bear Foraging With Her Cubs
  • Video of Stray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend

    05/10/2010 11:18:46 AM PDT · by Tom Hawks · 14 replies · 1,006+ views
    Gate ^ | 1/9/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Check out this video from Turkey of a stray cat comforting his fallen friend. Sometimes we forget that even animals can feel the loss of a loved one. I have known humans who displayed less emotion over the loss of a friend or relative than this cat does. On this, the day we celebrate our beloved Mothers, I ask that you remember to tell your friends that you love them also. After all, there will come a day when it will be to late. Follow the link below to see the video of theStray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend
  • Video of Stray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend (Get the Kleenex)

    05/09/2010 8:22:40 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies · 1,312+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 1/9/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Check out this video from Turkey of a stray cat comforting his fallen friend. Sometimes we forget that even animals can feel the loss of a loved one. I have known humans who displayed less emotion over the loss of a friend or relative than this cat does. On this, the day we celebrate our beloved Mothers, I ask that you remember to tell your friends that you love them also. After all, there will come a day when it will be to late. Follow the link below to see the video of theStray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend
  • Charitable Conservatives Give More, Chatter Less

    04/28/2010 6:43:20 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 10 replies · 385+ views
    Menzies House ^ | April 29, 2010 | Ben-Peter Terpstra
    Ben-Peter Terpstra writes on why conservatives tend to give more than left-of-centre liberals. I can see why Ann Coulter detests the compassionate conservative label. Indeed, it sounds as patronising as the articulate black label because conservatism is compassionate, period. In Makers and Takers Peter Schweizer explains (page 70): Over the past fifteen years, the General Social Survey has consistently shown that religious conservatives are 25 percentage points more likely than [left-of-centre] liberals to donate money to help the poor and are 23 points more likely to volunteer time for that cause. As Arthur Brooks points out, the annual gap in...
  • 1 Peter 3:8. Is Compassion Disappearing?

    03/10/2010 7:08:48 AM PST · by stillafreemind · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Associated Content ^ | March 10-2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
    You can teach compassion, as Peter tried to do in 1 Peter 3:8. But you cannot demand compassion. You cannot force people to be compassionate. You cannot write a law. People either are or they are not.
  • C4P: Video - Governor Palin on O'Reilly Tonight( defends Tea Party)

    02/16/2010 8:30:21 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies · 1,394+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | Tuesday February 16, 2010
    The current polls are indeed pointless useless, she gets better and better on a daily basis, just think how good she'll be by this time next year. She'll kill on interviews, debates and speeches. The best part of it is that she knows it too! http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/02/governor-palin-on-oreilly-tonight.html
  • Belgian theologian blasts 'pseudo-compassion' and Vatican official's article

    02/08/2010 3:44:36 PM PST · by NYer · 4 replies · 252+ views
    cna ^ | February 8, 2010
    Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella Rome, Italy, Feb 8, 2010 / 03:02 pm (CNA).- The celebrated philosopher and theologian Monsignor Michel Schooyans has published his thoughts on the contemporary misuse of the concept of "compassion." According to Msgr. Schooyans, the Vatican newspaper and the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella, are complicit in promoting "pseudo-compassion."Msgr. Schooyans, professor emeritus of theology and philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium and an expert in bioethics and demography, outlined the "bogus" employment of the concept of compassion in contemporary society by way of his recent work "The Pitfalls of...
  • Lord, Have Mercy

    01/24/2010 6:19:56 AM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 207+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/24/2010 | Jennifer Alexander
    The air is still Heat is intense The sweating bodies Purposed and tense. Below the surface Unseen to the eye The power in the elements Begins to collide. A second, a minute A stifled scream Darkness descends The earth shakes free. The black-skins die The white-skins too Death knows no prejudice Neither pick nor choose......
  • Messages From Haiti; Compassion Advocate Dave McCormick

    01/15/2010 2:16:47 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 142+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/15/2010 | Staff
    During the quake, our three-year-old grandson told his mom that he thought a train was coming through their house. Our son’s reaction was that he knew something bad had happened but not until Wednesday morning did they know that something REALLY BAD had happened. Indeed, something REALLY BAD had happened. Having served on many mission trips to Haiti the area of the REALLY BAD was a very familiar place. I have walked on those streets, shopped in the stores and visited the Compassion country office that was right in the midst of the devastation. I could mentally picture these houses...
  • Compassion International, Haiti Office Near Epicenter [Many Ask Was My Sponsored Child Affected?]

    01/13/2010 5:32:59 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 6 replies · 830+ views
    EveryDayChristian ^ | Jan. 13, 2010 | Karyn Brownlee
    As of Wednesday morning, Compassion International reports that they have not yet made contact with their Haiti office, which is near the epicenter of Tuesday’s 7.0-magnitude earthquake. The quake has produced many aftershocks, including two of significant intensity - over 5.0 in magnitude. Communication to Haiti is virtually impossible with widespread damage to cell towers and communication lines. Compassion shared on Twitter that their reach in Haiti involves 230 churches helping 65,000+ children/families, 2,200 Child Survival Program moms and babies and almost 100 leadership students. “Based on the epicenter, media reports and our center locations, we expect centers have been...
  • (Audio) A Caller to My Radio Show Asks Why I Kicked Him Off My Facebook Page

    12/29/2009 9:33:23 AM PST · by Patrick Madrid · 38 replies · 1,172+ views
    Patrick Madrid ^ | 12-29-09 | Patrick Madrid
    This audio clip is from one of my recent shows, in which a caller wanted (I think) to publicly put me on the spot over why I "de-friended" him on my Facebook page. As you'll hear, the reason was because of something he said to some of the women there about their having had an abortion. The problem was that he branded such women as "murderers" because 1) abortion is murder and 2) they had aborted one or more of their children. His logic is correct, at least in a sense, because abortion is murder. But the way he put...
  • ObamaCare -- Or Else!

    09/04/2009 3:27:30 AM PDT · by Scanian · 7 replies · 529+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | September 04, 2009 | James Lewis
    Now swallow your nice ObamaCare... it only tastes yucky for a second. No, don't throw it up! Now look what you did! Mommy will have to clean up after you. Again. Is there something disquieting about a president who only wants to spread love and compassion to all Americans -- or else? Or else he'll hate us forever? Or else he'll put us in jail? Or else he'll stamp his feet and cry? That's the feeling I'm getting. He is so intent on doing us all a big favor. ObamaCare is Just and Right and Compassionate --- and it has...
  • Teen cancer patient gets wish to fly (USAF tear jerker)

    08/23/2009 10:00:02 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 8 replies · 959+ views
    SUN HERALD ^ | August 23, 2009 | LEIGH COLEMAN
    Pilot Lee Taylor of Eagle’s Nest Ventures of Diamondhead gives flying instructions to Sean Peneguy, 13, before their flight Friday. Sean was excited and a little nervous before his first airplane ride last Friday. He had a chance to take the controls during mid-flight. After spending most of last year checking in and out of hospitals battling cancer, one middle school student got a thrill of a lifetime. Sean Peneguy, a 13-year-old from Bay St. Louis, was diagnosed with bone cancer a year ago. Since then, he has been in chemotherapy and had surgery to remove a tumor from...
  • Interesting:

    08/12/2009 2:15:22 PM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 2 replies · 484+ views
    Notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 08 12 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    From an e-mail I recieved: I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing. Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious? In my own dealings with the wealthy and powerful, I have always found that the...
  • Bush Quietly Saved a Million African Lives (Yet he is being criticized by both the left & the right)

    08/04/2009 6:50:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 218 replies · 5,677+ views
    NC Register ^ | 7/31/2009 | Paul Kengor
    What if a president, on his own initiative, under no demands from staff or from supporters or opponents, set out to spend an unprecedented amount of money on AIDS in Africa, literally billions of dollars, at a time when the nation could not afford it, citing his faith as a primary motivation and, ultimately, saved more than a million lives? Wouldn’t the story be front-page news, especially in top, liberal newspapers? Wouldn’t it lead on CNN, MSNBC and the “CBS Evening News”? Might statues be erected to the man in the nation’s more “progressive” cities? What if the president was...
  • NYC Buys Homeless People 1-Way Plane Tickets - Keep Shelter Costs Down Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    07/29/2009 7:48:05 AM PDT · by nmh · 23 replies · 741+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, July 29, 2009 | AP
    NEW YORK — New York City is buying one-way plane tickets for homeless families to leave the city. It's part of a program by Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration to keep the homeless out of the expensive shelter system, which costs $36,000 a year per family. More than 550 families have left the city since 2007. All it takes is for a relative to agree to take them in. The city employs a travel agency for domestic travel and the Department of Homeless Services handles international travel.
  • Fla. couple who adopted 12 children found slain

    07/10/2009 6:58:40 PM PDT · by Gordon Greene · 16 replies · 1,580+ views
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 07/10/09 | By MELISSA NELSON
    PENSACOLA, Fla. – Investigators asked the public to be on the lookout Friday for a red van they believe carried three men involved in the deaths of a Florida Panhandle couple who were shot in their rural home while eight of their children slept. Surveillance cameras showed the van at the home of Byrd and Melanie Billings in Beulah, a rural area west of Pensacola near the Alabama border, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan said. The children were unharmed. The sheriff's office released an enhanced but still grainy photograph of a red, 15-passenger van dating to the late 70s or...
  • Was Jesus a Socialist?

    05/03/2009 9:53:16 AM PDT · by OneVike · 137 replies · 6,241+ views
    Post Scripts ^ | 5/3/09 | OneVike
    It has been the aim of the Democrat party since they lost the Presidential election in 2004 to subvert the Christian doctrine with the claim that Jesus was a socialist. Their goal is to convince Christians that their Social agenda is morally equivalent with the teachings and life of Jesus Christ. Considering the lack of historical and Biblical knowledge most Americans have, it is not surprising that many have fallen for the misinformation on what Jesus taught (and for whom the teachings were given). These Biblical revisionists have become especially adept at cherry picking Scripture to suit their agenda. Hence,...
  • WHITHER THE COMPASSION BUBBLE?

    03/27/2009 12:23:04 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 264+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | March 27, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Our economy is broke due to inflationary compassion as much as it is from inflationary greed by Wayne Lusvardi What shall we make of the following? Homeless Sensitivity Sleep-overs Overhead at the Fuller Seminary Bookstore in Pasadena recently: Guy talking on cell phone: "Hello. Yes, we're organizing churches to have a homeless persons sleep-over at their church to sensitize congregations to the homeless problem. If I heard the following cell phone conversation correctly, someone at Fuller Seminary was organizing a revolving homeless persons sleepover at different churches. Which jogs my memory as to what year it was that mainline liberal...
  • WHITER THE COMPASSION BUBBLE?

    03/27/2009 7:46:44 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 20 replies · 472+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | March 27, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    Our economy is broke due to inflationary compassion as much as it is from inflationary greed What shall we make of the following? Homeless Sensitivity Sleep-overs Overhead at the Fuller Seminary Bookstore in Pasadena recently: Guy talking on cell phone: "Hello. Yes, we're organizing churches to have a homeless persons sleep-over at their church to sensitize congregations to the homeless problem. If I heard the following cell phone conversation correctly, someone at Fuller Seminary was organizing a revolving homeless persons sleepover at different churches. Which jogs my memory as to what year it was that mainline liberal Pasadena All Saints...