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  • The 20-week abortion ban that fell flat in Congress is likely to advance in state legislatures

    01/25/2015 12:49:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | January 23 | Reid Wilson
    Republicans on Capitol Hill this week suffered an embarrassing defeat after being forced to drop legislation that would have outlawed abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. But similar legislation is likely to advance in state capitols around the country this year. Abortion opponents like the Susan B. Anthony List and Americans United for Life call the 20-week ban, dubbed the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act in many states, their top priority in legislative sessions getting underway this month. “The five month late term abortion limit is an important part of our premier legislative project,” said Ovide Lamontagne, general counsel...
  • Anti-Abortion Activists Host 'Walk for Life' Rally in San Francisco

    01/25/2015 12:44:57 PM PST · by Morgana
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 | Associated Press
    Anti-abortion activists attending a march down Market Street in San Francisco on Saturday offered personal stories about how an abortion negatively affected their lives and expressed renewed hope that the procedure will be outlawed or at least further curtailed now that Republicans are back in control of Congress. Thousands of people rallied across from San Francisco City Hall as part of the 11th annual Walk for Life West Coast, an off-shoot of the March for Life held in Washington every year since 1974 to mark the anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the United States a...
  • Who's Packing? (and does it matter?) Schools, hospitals and government buildings ban firearms.

    01/25/2015 12:25:42 PM PST · by rktman · 10 replies
    jdsupra.com ^ | 1/21/2015 | Howard Dakoff
    An otherwise peaceful and playful day this past summer at a southern Illinois homeowners association pool turned ugly when a resident with a history of behavioral problems became offended at a perceived slight. In retaliation, she threatened to drown someone's child. "It was crazy. It was very frightening," says Michelle St. Cin, AMS, PCAM, regional manager for Community Property Management in Alton, Ill. The situation was defused, but it left board members wondering: What if an over-protective parent were to pull a gun from a purse or backpack and start firing?
  • A Guide to 2016 Republican Candidates' Positions on Illegal Immigration

    01/25/2015 12:02:31 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/16/2015 | Ben Shapiro
    With Republicans in Congress split over the best approach to Obama's executive amnesty - and with many establishment Republicans splitting form grassroots Republicans on the issue of illegal immigration more generally - it's clear that immigration will be a hot-button primary issue in 2016. ... So where do the potential candidates stand? Here's a rundown: ...
  • Texas, the ‘great American job machine,’ is responsible for the +1.2M net US job increase since 2007

    01/25/2015 12:01:27 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    AEI ^ | 01/23/2015 | Mark J. Perry
    The Texas Workforce Commission released state employment data today for the month of December, and job growth in the Lone Star State continues to lead, and in fact carry the nation’s improving labor market as the chart above shows. Here are some highlights of the December employment report for Texas:1. Texas ended the year with the state’s largest ever year-over-year payroll gain with the eye-popping addition of 457,900 new jobs between December 2013 and December 2014. That’s more than 1,700 new payroll jobs that were added every business day last year in the Lone Star State, and 220 new jobs...
  • Troll fest: Obama administration now picking a fight with Republicans over Alaska drilling

    01/25/2015 11:53:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2015 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    The White HouseÂ’s Troll Fest, 2015 continues apace. In fact, if you are getting the impression by now that the Obama administration has no higher priority than provoking fights with Republicans, youÂ’re probably right. On Sunday, the White House leaked a proposal to The Washington Post in which the administration revealed plans to make the 1.4 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) and parts of the Arctic Ocean off limits to drilling. Some of this can be accomplished via new regulations administered by the Department of the Interior, but not entirely. They have also proposed additional restrictions on oil...
  • Elizabeth Hovde: Reaction to anti-abortion rally highlights Portland's intolerance...

    01/25/2015 11:32:48 AM PST · by Morgana · 3 replies
    oregonlive.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Elizabeth Hovde
    FULL TITLE: Elizabeth Hovde: Reaction to anti-abortion rally highlights Portland's intolerance for opposing views People in the Portland area tend to say minorities should be heard and valued. There's a lot of bragging about this tolerant, nonconformist land. And "Keep Portland Weird" has become an informal mantra of the city's residents, with a bumper sticker always married to a car, wall or backpack nearby. (Never mind that the saying was imported from an Austin, Texas, buy-local campaign started by the Austin Independent Business Alliance. Details, details.) But pride in feeling superior, another Portland tendency, trumps that whole valuing-minority-opinions thing, I...
  • The Need for Social Security Reform, as Illustrated by Cartoons

    01/25/2015 11:17:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Political cartoons, if done correctly, are remarkably effective tools for teaching about economics and public policy. In this post from last year, for instance, I put together some of my favorite examples on topics such as Keynesian economics, labor supply incentives, minimum wage, and the welfare state. Today, we’re going to try something different. Using a series of cartoons, we’re going to explain the need for Social Security reform. First, let’s establish that there is a problem. I’ve shared data on America’s long-run fiscal crisis from international bureaucracies such as the IMF, BIS, and OECD. And I’ve explained that demographics...
  • Prince Michael of Liechtenstein Warns "QE a Sign of Helplessness, Will Not Reach Economy"

    01/25/2015 11:08:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    I received an interesting email today from Geopolitical Information Service (GIS) regarding statements made by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein on European QE by the ECB. Let's compare and contrast what Prince Michael has to say with what economic writer Martin Wolf had to say, also from today. QE a Sign of Helplessness, Will Not Reach Economy Please consider European QE Funds Will Not Reach the Economy by Prince Michael of Liechtenstein. The European Central Bank’s decision to introduce a programme of Quantitative Easing (QE) is not a win-win situation but rather an expression of helplessness ... that politicians in European...
  • New York Times columnist ‘fuming’ after son allegedly stopped by Yale police at gunpoint

    01/25/2015 11:00:28 AM PST · by bgill · 48 replies
    yahoo ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | yahoo
    New York Times op-ed columnist Charles M. Blow says he’s “fuming” after his son was allegedly stopped by a Yale University police officer at gunpoint Saturday night because he apparently fit the description of a possible burglary suspect. “So, my son, a 3rd year chem major at Yale was just accosted — at GUN POINT — by a Yale policeman bc he ‘fit the description’ of a suspect,’” Blow tweeted on Saturday. “He was let go when they realized he was a college student and not a criminal.”
  • History’s First Rainbow Political Execution

    01/25/2015 11:00:13 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 5 replies
    If MSNBC Says Something Alone in the Forest, Is It Still Stupid? ^ | c. 430 – 354 BC | Ξενοφῶν (Xenophon)
    Socrates Â… took occasion of the presence of a whole company and of Euthydemus to remark that Critias appeared to be suffering from a swinish affection, or else why this desire to rub himself against Euthydemus like a herd of piglings scraping against stones. The hatred of Critias to Socrates doubtless dates from this incident. He treasured it up against him, and afterwards, when he was one of the Thirty [Tyrants] Â… he framed the law against teaching the art of words merely from a desire to vilify Socrates. He was at a loss to know how else to...
  • This Is “Forward”?

    01/25/2015 10:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    Progressive politicians and activists, from President Obama to NBC News, love to talk about “moving America forward.” But what does that mean? Forward into what? They never have an answer to that. Or, more accurately, they are never asked that question. But given how things are going in this country in terms of the economy, national security, race relations, etc., it’s a question worth exploring. On the issue of the economy, President Obama spent a good bit of time in Tuesday’s State Of The Union address telling us how well it’s going. The facts, on the other hand, tell a...
  • Group cuts up VIC cards in protest of Harris Teeter's gun policy

    01/25/2015 10:46:41 AM PST · by eyedigress · 47 replies
    http://www.wbtv.com ^ | Dedrick Russell
    CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Members of the North Carolina Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America showed up at Harris Teeter on Providence Road in Charlotte on Saturday. They cut up their Harris Teeter loyalty cards and handed the destroyed cards to management.
  • Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow Pot At State Universities [More Jobs For Chinese & indians]

    01/25/2015 10:42:58 AM PST · by Steelfish · 3 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 25, 2015 | DAVID KELLY
    Colorado Seeks Permission To Grow Pot At State Universities By DAVID KELLY After years of trying to stamp out marijuana use on college campuses, Colorado officials are now asking the federal government to allow its state universities to grow their own pot. The reason, they say, is that the legalization of the drug here has raised questions about its health effects, questions that can only be answered by studying large amounts and different strains of marijuana. Why not have the best and brightest working on discovering not only the dangers but also the therapeutic benefits of marijuana? - Colorado state...
  • Pray for Our American Heroes and Nation

    01/25/2015 10:23:31 AM PST · by Faith · 5 replies
    January 25, 2015 | Faith
    His Name shall endure for ever; His Name shall continue as long as the sun; And men shall be blessed in Him; all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, Who only doth wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name for ever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen. Psalm 72: 17-19
  • Ex-spies infiltrate Hollywood as espionage TV shows and movies multiply

    01/25/2015 9:04:14 AM PST · by Enlightened1
    Washington Post ^ | 01/24/14 | Ian Shapira
    The place in Brooklyn looks like a CIA safehouse. Red brick office building with peeling metal awning. No sign. Inside, writers are plotting out the popular Cold War espionage show “The Americans” — one of an assortment of Hollywood spy and national security dramas being driven by ex-spies. The show’s creator and co-head writer, Joe Weisberg, is a former CIA officer who never fathomed that he would one day sit in an office with Soviet propaganda posters and a cutout figure of President Ronald Reagan, concocting television fiction. “When I left the CIA, if you were going to ask me,...
  • Taunting of Muslims a form of fanaticism

    01/25/2015 8:39:09 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/25/15 | Waheed Siddiqee
    Taunting of Muslims a form of fanaticism The satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published yet another new cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad (Page 8A, Jan. 18). Supposedly, the purpose is to taunt the so-called Muslim fanatics and to show that the sacred right of free expression will not be compromised. These cartoonists are going overboard. They know that every time a cartoon about the Prophet Muhammad is published, the feelings of more than a billion Muslims are hurt, there are protest demonstrations all over the Muslim world, some fanatics resort to violence, almost always some human lives are lost, and...
  • You're probably a 'racist' and here are six more reasons why

    01/25/2015 8:37:54 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/25/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    It never fails to amuse me when people who make their living peddling racial indignation work hard to associate negative characteristics with black people, blissfully unaware of how racist they are. The latest example comes from a black-oriented newspaper in Atlanta, called The Atlanta Blackstar (hat tip: Top Right News), which claims they are just alternative forms of the N-word. No kidding! The piece is titled, “The N-Word, Updated: 6 Code Words or Terms That Often Mean the Same Thing” A favorite tactic is to claim that “code words” or else “dog whistles” are being used when negative words are...
  • But One Life to Give for My Metro

    01/25/2015 8:36:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Paul Jacob
    “Metro has a reputation for shoddy service and a history of not learning from its mistakes,” Aaron Wiener acknowledged in a recent column for The Washington Post. He then asked, “Why should we reward such a poorly run enterprise with our business, or place our lives in the hands of a system we can’t trust?” Darn good question. Wiener doesn’t answer it. Instead, he merely asserts that we should double down and commit ourselves to Metro. His is a pure and faithful devotion, as indicated in his headline: “Metro’s a mess. All the more reason to ride it.” Spoken like...
  • Liberals’ Zany Logic on Holiday Pay

    01/25/2015 8:03:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    While reading the Washington Post I ran across a column about a proposal by one of my home state’s (CA) legislators regarding people working on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The proposal so appealed to the Left that the proposal (not even a bill yet) was covered on the other side of the country by one of the nation’s most prestigious newspapers. It commanded me to read on to find out what this was about. Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez was bemoaning the fact that more and more stores were opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas. When it comes to shopping I agree with Ms....
  • Video, Iowa Freedom Summit 2015 Scott Walker Speech

    01/25/2015 8:01:57 AM PST · by taildragger · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1/24/2015 | Rshill7
    Fr-er's...22 minute video, See it for yourself.Perhaps our Reaganite has emerged, funny many of us have seen him for sometime.IMHO it is (in alphabetical order) Cruz, Pence, or Walker. The rest of the field are Lilliputians and Re-Treads....
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • 3 killed, 17 wounded in weekend shootings

    01/25/2015 7:01:00 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 25, 2015
    Three men were killed and at least 17 other people were wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. 19-year-old Anfernee Durant was shot in the foot, leg and side in a possible drive-by attack in the 7800 block of South Vincennes. Durant was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he was pronounced dead about an hour later Police said he was a documented gang member. 18-year-old Tyree D. Harris was standing outside in the 6800 block of South Western when someone walked up and shot him in the head. Harris was taken to Christ Medical Center, where...
  • US Muslims threatened after 'American Sniper'

    01/25/2015 6:49:43 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/25/2015 | Staff
    Muslims are facing increased threats in the United States after the release of the movie "American Sniper," an American-Arab organization said in letters to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. In the open letters released earlier this week, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) said there has been a spike in violent threats against Muslims due to the film that portrays the story of an American sniper during the Iraq war. "A majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are (a) result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper," the ADC...
  • Black Lives Matter: Abortion Killed 19 Times as Many Blacks as Murder

    01/25/2015 6:39:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    After the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown and Eric Garner, protesters took to the streets across the nation declaring that ‘Black Lives Matter.’ It wasn’t a moment, they argued, but a movement. “Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise,” BlackLivesMatter.com states. “It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression.” They are right: Black lives are intentionally targeted for demise—though not necessarily in the way they are protesting. CNS News explains: For...
  • CRO's Lauren Clark joins Fox & Friends to talk about Arizona State's 'problem with whiteness' class

    01/25/2015 6:29:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/23/14 | Sterling Beard
    Arizona State University (ASU) is offering a course on “the problem of whiteness,” which is being taught by a white professor. The course, ENG 401: “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness,” is being offered this spring at ASU’s Tempe campus. The course is being taught by Lee Bebout, an assistant professor of English at ASU. His faculty page lists critical race theory as one of his research interests.
  • Boom: This Column Contains The Most Epic Takedown Of Michael Moore

    01/25/2015 6:24:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Doug Giles
    Two well known lovelies in Hollywood went in full, Anti-American-Doofus-Mode, this past week over American Sniper; a movie that celebrates our military, patriotism, Christianity and killing terrorists, via a sniper who could bust a jihadist’s noggin at well over one click. Hollywood hates that type of tale and you can tell they do by how rarely such a film like that tumbles from Tinseltown. Indeed, in today’s sassy milieu, Hollywood hails only as a military “hero” someone who turns against our armed forces, steals our secrets and sells them to an albino Australian, then gets a sex change and starts...
  • Liberals, Islamists Take Same Stand on Free Speech

    01/25/2015 6:11:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | John Ransom
    apzzyk12 wrote: As a comrade (progressive Democrat), I would like to remind the author that it was over the very strong objections of the TEA party that the Democrats passsed the Lilly Ledbetter Act , which allows women to sue at any time, if they have been paid less than the males for doing the same work. The the Federal system, one has some idea of what others make by their GS level, so there is very little discrimination in that system, while in the private sector it remains taboo for employees to compare wages.- Mitt Who?Dear Pzzy,Employees in the...
  • ‘Reformer’? Late King Abdullah may have kept four daughters captive for talking about women’s rights

    01/25/2015 6:08:12 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 15 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    ...Abdullah, like other Saudi royals, had numerous wives — at least seven, and perhaps as many as 30. He had at least 15 daughters. Four of them, according to news reports, live under house arrest.... Fayez claims her daughters’ supposed incarceration, which has gone on for some 13 years, was both a mark of Abdullah’s vindictive streak and intolerance of his daughters’ modern, independent upbringing. She says the four have been locked away for more than a decade, subject to abuse and deprivation. Last year, various news stations managed to reach Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, who live in a...
  • American Sniper film 'behind rise in anti-Muslim threats'

    01/25/2015 5:16:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 79 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 25, 2015
    The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. Their film is based on US soldier Chris Kyle's service in Iraq from 2003-09. The ADC said a "majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper". The organisation, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organisation in the US, said...
  • 'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize (Beyond horrible)

    01/25/2015 12:32:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Reader Supported News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
    I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part – it's a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value of a fortune cookie that serves up a neatly-arranged helping of cheers and tears for target audiences, and panics at the thought of embracing more than one or two ideas at any time. It's usually silly to get upset about the self-righteous way Hollywood moviemakers routinely turn serious subjects into baby food. Film-industry people angrily reject the...
  • Seth Rogen versus Sarah Palin: Is 'American Sniper' pro-war or patriotic?

    01/24/2015 8:00:33 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 46 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | JANUARY 20, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Is “American Sniper” a hugely divisive American phenomenon? That’s the impression you’d get from reading a lot of pundits’ just-baked hot takes about the wildly popular Clint Eastwood-directed flick. [snip] Mr. Moore tweeted that his uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and that he’d been raised to believe snipers “cowards.” Mr. Rogen, fresh off the international incident created by his North Korean movie “The Interview,” opined that “American Sniper” reminded him of a fake film that’s showing near the end of the Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie “Inglourious Basterds.” That film showed a German sniper...
  • Prejudiced Justices? AFA calls on Ginsberg, Kagan to recuse themselves from marriage equality ruling

    01/24/2015 7:51:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 01/20/2015 | Tammye Nash
    The American Family Association has called on U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the marriage equality cases the court announced last Friday (Jan. 16), that it will be hearing appeals on, likely in April. Ginsberg and Kagan should not participate in the hearing, AFA President Tim Wildmon has declared, because they have both officiated as same-sex weddings, according to reports by the UK LGBT news site Pink News. SCOTUS announced Friday that the court will accept appeals on four marriage equality cases — from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The four cases...
  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    01/24/2015 7:47:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-23-11 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

    01/24/2015 6:42:59 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    A.P ^ | January 24, 2015 | MARGERY BECK
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded, and most witnesses refusing to help investigators, according to police. As many as 50 people were in and around the small home when shots were fired "by multiple shooters" around 2 a.m., Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. No arrests have been made, and police said they were confident the shootings were gang-related.
  • Obama, the Shiite, Goes to Riyadh

    01/24/2015 5:54:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Remember how Richard Nixon told us to watch what he does, not what he says? Good advice. Well, Barack Obama — our POTUS who makes Nixon and Clinton seem like Diogenes — thinks like a postmodern agnostic, professes to be a Christian, but acts like a Shiite. During Obama’s presidency the influence of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Iranian Shiite regime has spread across the world like the proverbial wildfire, reaching from North Africa into Iraq, Lebanon (via Hezbollah), Syria (via Assad whose red line on chemical weapons famously faded into invisibility), Gaza (via improved relations with Hamas) and now into Yemen (via...
  • 200,000 March for Life – Networks Give them 15 Seconds

    01/24/2015 5:34:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    mrc.org ^ | 1/23/2015 | Katie Yoder
    ABC, CBS and NBS covered sex scandal, prehistoric shark instead. On Jan 22, 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, commemorating the 57 million babies destroyed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Of the three broadcast networks, only CBS mentioned the 2015 March for Life, allotting it just 15 seconds. That’s one second for every 13,000 people who put work and school aside and traveled from as far away as the West Coast. It’s one second for every 3.8 million babies aborted in the last 42 years. What’s more, CBS’s coverage was part...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE GREATEST ~ 25 January 2015

    01/24/2015 5:03:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 88 replies
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  • Millions of German workers in poverty

    01/24/2015 4:59:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 24.01.2015 | [se/sb (AFP, epd)]
    About 3.1 million wage and salary earners in Germany had an income below the poverty threshold, according to Saturday’s edition of the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper. The paper cited an overview from Germany’s Federal Statistical Office showing the most recent available data, which covered the year 2013. It also showed the numbers of workers struggling to make ends meet jumped from about 2.5 million in 2008—an increase of 25 percent in five years. Data based on household surveys showed that those living on low wages were cutting back on food and heating, among other things, to save money. According to a...
  • Where’s The Outrage? President Obama Calls Being Gay ‘A Lifestyle Choice’

    01/24/2015 4:07:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 37 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 22, 2015 | Staff
    President Obama: “I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue, I think people know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is they’re not bothering you. Let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally." You Tube Interview With President GayLove
  • NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET (Who is the murder capital of the world? Per Capita)

    01/24/2015 2:32:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 59 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
  • 724 Hospitals Have Lost Medicare Funding For Avoidable Complications

    01/24/2015 1:27:06 PM PST · by LucyT · 53 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Nationally, 724 hospitals have had their Medicare funding reduced after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that each had high rates of potentially avoidable “hospital-acquired conditions,” including falls, bed sores, and certain infections, including ventilator acquired pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. CMS scored hospitals on the prevalence of three risk factors to their Medicare population patients: central line bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and serious complications, a catch-all group made up of eight types of injuries, including blood clots, falls, and bed sores. Funding can be reinstated for hospitals whose scores improve in the targeted areas.
  • Pupils Tune Up For Pipe Band Competition

    01/24/2015 1:25:27 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 9 replies
    Banffshire Journal ^ | 21 January 2015
    BANFF Academy’s pipe band will join entrants from other Aberdeenshire schools aiming to ‘give it a skirl’ at the world’s largest schools piping and drumming competition in March. The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships (SSPBC), dedicated to stoking up passion for Scotland’s national musical heritage, will be held in Edinburgh. Nearly 30 schools have already registered for the competition, taking place on Sunday, March 8, at Broughton High School and neighbouring Fettes College in the capital. Graham Drummond, pipe major at Banff Academy, said: "I’m very excited to be making history with Banff Academy, as this is the first time...
  • Radical Liberal Themes

    01/24/2015 12:53:09 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 2-4-2007 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Certain neurotic themes are dominant in the radical liberal mind’s perceptions of the world. All of them portray the citizen as a suffering child who is victimized, helpless and in need of rescue. All are evident in various liberal platforms. They represent the liberal mind’s transference of childhood dynamics into the world of adult relationships. As expressed in his most passionate political pronouncements, the radical liberal mind believes that: A very large portion of the population is suffering; they are suffering because they are deprived, neglected, exploited or abused. They are suffering because of certain injustices inflicted upon them. They...
  • The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind [pseudo-idealism]

    01/24/2015 12:13:43 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-2-12 | Damon Isherwood
    (snip) Pseudo-idealism is a term coined by the Australian biologist Jeremy Griffith to describe apparently charitable behavior that on scrutiny is revealed as selfish, because the giver is engaging in it only so that he or she can feel good about him- or herself. It is a characteristic commonly found among the left, and it constitutes what the author Geoffrey Wheatcroft recognized as the left's inherent dishonesty. (snip)
  • The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness

    01/24/2015 11:55:10 AM PST · by DeweyCA · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12-4-2006 | Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr, MD
    Dr. Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr.,a forensic psychiatrist, explains the madness of liberalism in his new book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness. You can read an excerpt below, and read more at his website libertymind.com. Like all other human beings, the modern liberal reveals his true character, including his madness, in what he values and devalues, in what he articulates with passion. Of special interest, however, are the many values about which the modern liberal mind is not passionate: his agenda does not insist that the individual is the ultimate economic, social and political unit; it does...
  • Another Benghazi Cover-Up (Weekly Update)

    01/24/2015 11:05:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Another Benghazi Cover-UpObama Administration Violates Obamacare Judicial Watch Exposes Government Cover-Up and Media Hypocrisy Another Benghazi Cover-Up Contrary to what the Obama administration had initially claimed in its public comments, top U.S. diplomatic officials knew the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was under terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. This is big. In testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on October 10, 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charles Lamb let the cat out of the bag. Apparently, the agents within the Diplomatic Security Commander Center in Washington, D.C., knew that U.S. embassy personnel were under a terrorist attack...
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

    01/24/2015 10:54:51 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | 01/24/2015 | By KRISTA LARSON and MARIA CHENG
    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A top U.N. official in the fight against Ebola greeted just three patients at one treatment center he visited this week in Sierra Leone. Families in Liberia are no longer required to cremate the remains of loved ones to halt the spread of the virulent disease. And in the streets of Guinea's capital, it is rare to see the formerly ubiquitous plastic buckets of bleach and water for hand washing. Ten months after it dawned on health officials that they were facing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, experts and officials agree the tide is...
  • CA judges cut ties with the Boy Scouts of America due to LGBT issues

    01/24/2015 10:42:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Bay Area Reporter (LGBT News Site) ^ | January 23, 2015 | Matthew S. Bajko
    California judges will no longer be allowed to participate in nonprofit youth groups, such as the Boy Scouts of America, that discriminate against LGBT people. At the same time the justices lifted a ban on judges belonging to a military organization now that gays and lesbians can serve openly in the U.S. Armed Services. The change comes as transgender individuals are still barred from becoming service members, though the policy is reportedly under review. In the case of the scouting group, although it now allows out youth to belong, it continues to ban LGBT adults from serving as troop leaders.
  • White professor teaches the 'problem of whiteness' course at Arizona State University

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness.” According to the class description on ASU’s website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASU’s Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...