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  • Horrific injuries suffered by teenage girl attacked by gang of catcalling men ...

    08/01/2015 5:37:10 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 1 replies
    An 18-year-old girl has been left with horrific injuries after she was attacked by a gang of men for wearing a bikini. Jessica Byrnes-Laird from Haughton, Louisiana, stopped at a local convenience store on the way back from the beach with her boyfriend on Sunday. Surveillance footage shows the group of men then approached the car and started catcalling her. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3182354/Horrific-injuries-suffered-girl-attacked-gang-catcalling-men-wearing-bikini-way-beach.html#ixzz3hc6OiKm6 Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • 'What lion?' Zimbabweans ask, amid global Cecil circus

    08/01/2015 5:33:49 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016
    Reuters ^ | 07/30/2015 | MacDonald Dzirutwe
    As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal's native Zimbabwe. "What lion?" acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe. "Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country,"...
  • Not Much Brotherly Love for Robot in Philadelphia

    08/01/2015 5:31:10 PM PDT · by conservativehusker · 3 replies
    Salam Patch ^ | Aug 1 2015 | Adam swift
    Let’s be honest, whether fair or not, Philadelphia has a certain reputation. It’s a city where football fans booed and threw snowballs at Santa Claus. Baseball fans once threw D cell batteries (the big ones) at visiting outfielder J.D. Drew. And now, it’s where an adorable robot who was only counting on the kindness of strangers to hitchhike across the country was vandalized, effectively ending his summer trip. hitchBOT’s trip came to an (Friday) night in Philadelphia after having spent a little over two weeks hitchhiking and visiting sites in Boston, Salem, Gloucester, Marblehead, and New York City. Unfortunately, hitchBOT...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ PRAYERS TO ISRAEL ~ 02 August 2015

    08/01/2015 5:01:51 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 9 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          PRAYERS FOR ISRAEL Maschil of David, when he was in the cave; a Prayer. With my voice I cry unto HaShem; with my voice I make supplication unto HaShem. I pour out my complaint before Him, I declare before Him my trouble; When my spirit fainteth within me--Thou knowest my path--in the way wherein I walk have they hidden a snare for me. Look on my right hand, and see, for there is no man that knoweth me; I have no way to flee; no man careth for my soul. I have cried unto Thee, O...
  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments [Thoughtcrime]

    08/01/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 22 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Lisa Maria Garza
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning "infliction of bodily or emotional harm" and "disorderly conduct." He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extra-curricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post...
  • Man Buys Car With $150K ATM Worker Accidentally Left Behind

    08/01/2015 4:00:19 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2015
    A New Jersey man who allegedly picked up a bag of $150,000 in cash accidentally left behind by ATM workers bought a car with the money soon after. Using surveillance video, police tracked down a white van that was seen pulling up to the business where the bag of cash was accidentally left on Monday, The Associated Press reported. The van led police to Alton Harvey, 42, who was arrested and charged with theft of mislaid property; he is being held on $125,000 bail.
  • One Last Jab At Obama In Kentucky’s Gubernatorial Race

    08/01/2015 3:57:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Matt Bevin may have failed miserably at challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014, but he could become KentuckyÂ’s next governor this fall. Bevin won by a razor thin margin in the May 19 primary against Agriculture Commissioner James Comer. He now faces Kentucky Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway, who was handily beaten by Rand Paul in 2010 Senate race, in the general. Nevertheless, President Obama is still widely unpopular in the Bluegrass State, which seems poised to take one more jab at him before it catches up with the rest of the country in directing their admiration or ire towards...
  • Sen. Bob Menendez intros CECIL Act to restrict big-game hunting

    Sen. Bob Menendez has introduced legislation to curb trophy hunting of endangered and threatened species after the demise of Cecil, an African lion whose death at the hands of an American hunter touched off a social media firestorm. The Conserving Ecosystems by Ceasing the Importation of Large Animal Trophies Act would extend restrictions on the import and export of animals that are being considered for inclusion under the Endangered Species Act. Currently, the restrictions apply only to animals already on the list. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service had suggested the African lion be listed as “threatened” in October, but...
  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 62 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue.  Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached."   "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood before August recess

    PLEASE CONTACT YOUR SENATOR/REPRESENTATIVE NOW PLEASE EVEN IF YOU DON'T YOURS WILL LISTEN.... THEN PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!!! WASHINGTON, D.C., July 28, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Political drama continues to unfold on Capitol Hill as a third video exposing Planned Parenthood's fetal parts business was released Tuesday morning. In the Senate, Kentucky Senators Mitch McConnell -- the Senate Majority Leader -- and presidential candidate Rand Paul were at odds over the weekend on defunding Planned Parenthood. Paul attempted to include an amendment to defund Planned Parenthood in the Senate's transportation bill. This would require 50 votes and put defunding into "must-pass" legislation....
  • Having Lunch and Selling Body Parts (How abortionists can do what they do)

    08/01/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 24 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 2, 2015 | FR. FRANK PAVONE
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. Many observers of the undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola have marveled at how she can sit casually at lunch, eating salad and sipping wine, while talking about crushing the bodies of babies from whom she needs to extract livers and hearts to fill orders from medical researchers. How can Dr. Mary Gatter talk about wanting...
  • Transgendered Powerlifter: I’m ‘Still Deciding’ Whether to Compete as a Man or a Woman

    08/01/2015 1:54:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Na ^ | 08/01/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    he world-record powerlifter formerly known as Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski, who recently came out as transgender and requested to be called “Janae Marie,” has announced that she’s “still deciding” whether to compete as a man or a woman going forward. In an interview on TMZ Hollywood Sports this week, Marie said that she is “currently living life in both genders at the moment.” “I haven’t made any physical changes yet . . . as far as competing as a transgender woman, I’m really unsure about that,” she said. I’m hesitant because I’m afraid it would do more harm than good. I’m...
  • Woman sues Starbucks, claims was served poisonous coffee

    08/01/2015 1:35:27 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 56 replies
    Daily News & Analysis ^ | Saturday, August 1, 2015 | Press Trust of India
    The woman now suffers from Burning Mouth Syndrome, loss of taste, numbness in lips and tongue and oral nerve damage, a lawsuit said. Los Angeles - A US woman has sued famous coffee company Starbucks for more than US $2 million, claiming that she was served coffee which contained cleaning chemicals. Cheryl Kingery from western state of Utah said she suffered severe damage to her esophagus after drinking coffee from a Starbucks cafe just north of Salt Lake City. According to a lawsuit, Kingery ingested a Urnex specialty cleaning product for coffee and espresso equipment. She now suffers from Burning Mouth...
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 1:28:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/01/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess...
  • 15-Year-Old Hispanic Rapes and Murders 8-Year-Old White Girl – Wanted To Know How People Would React

    08/01/2015 1:17:32 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 69 replies
    Brietbart ^ | August 1, 2015
    The 15-year-old boy accused of sexually assaulting and strangling 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton in his family’s Santa Cruz apartment — after allegedly luring her there with promises of ice cream — was charged Wednesday as an adult with special-circumstances murder. SAN FRANCISCO – […] The source said the boy lured Madyson to his third-floor apartment at the Tannery Arts Center at 1050 River St. on Sunday afternoon with promises of ice cream, then subdued her from behind, sexually assaulted her and strangled her before dumping her body in a recycling bin in a first-floor garage of the complex. […] Madyson...
  • Cop story that went viral ...

    08/01/2015 1:07:49 PM PDT · by Baynative · 5 replies
    Clarksville Now ^ | July 30, 2015 | Rob Selkow
    HILLVIEW, Ky. – A photo of Officer John Nissen with the Hillview Police Department in Louisville has gone viral after he consoled a woman who had just learned of her sister’s death. It happened July 24. Nissen received a call from dispatch about a distressed motorist, who had pulled over on the side of a road. “All we knew from the dispatch call was that there was a woman who was crying and needed help in her car. She opened the door for us when we approached, and I could see she was visibly upset,” he told People Magazine. The...
  • Nazism & Gay Rights: Key Parallels

    08/01/2015 12:39:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 12 replies
    http://www.churchmilitant.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | ChurchMilitant
    In 1939, a young German exile wrote a book about how the Nazis took over his country. The manuscript was placed in a drawer and forgotten until his death 60 years later, when it was found by his son and became a best-seller under the title Defying Hitler. It was an amazing discovery because the author, Sebastian Haffner, had by then grown into one of Germany's most popular journalists. The narrative is also a gem of social commentary, showing how historical circumstance, political inertia and moral cowardice combined to produce one of humanity's greatest disasters. This article will follow his...
  • Boulder police: Armed witness rescued woman from attempted murder outside church

    08/01/2015 11:50:48 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Daily Camera Boulder News ^ | 07/31/2015 | Alex Burness
    Police describe Heriberto Haro-Luna, drunk and incensed, confronting his recently estranged wife in a Boulder church parking lot, trapping her by the neck and threatening to slit her throat as she uttered final prayers. It was just before 6 p.m. Thursday, and an employee of Sacred Heart of Jesus, at 14th Street and Mapleton Avenue, happened to be walking to his car — with his concealed handgun — as the confrontation simmered. "He presented (the gun) and told the man to leave her alone," he added. "It was very fortunate he was there." Seeing the weapon, police say, Haro-Luna fled...
  • Bernie Sanders criticizes ‘open borders’ at Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

    08/01/2015 11:16:59 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 30 2015 | Dave Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) found himself at odds with some immigration reform advocates Thursday, defending his 2007 vote against a comprehensive immigration bill and telling an audience hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that "open borders" were a threat to American jobs. "There is a reason that Wall Street likes immigration reform," Sanders said. "What I think they’re interested in is seeing a process by which we can bring low-wage labor into this county."
  • The Dana Show (the Planned Parenthood Scandal)

    08/01/2015 11:02:45 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet
    http://www.971talk.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Dana Loesch
    Dana talks to Ben Johnson about the Planned Parenthood scandal.
  • Baltimore’s best mayor evah presides over homicide rate not seen in nearly half a century

    08/01/2015 11:01:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    You may recall that earlier this year, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was named President of the US Conference of Mayors for her outstanding work in serving the people of her city and demonstrating innovation in turning things around. As part of that process, she decided to summarily fire Police Commissioner Anthony Batts back in the beginning of July. To say the least, I expressed some reservations about the move, particularly considering that most of the questionable tactics employed by the cops during the Freddy Gray riots were handed down from City Hall. But who am I to second guess the...
  • Discovered Trump Picture Will Change Everything You Thought You Knew [It’s Going Viral] VIDEO

    08/01/2015 10:39:01 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 93 replies
    First, Republicans tried calling Donald Trump too conservative. When that didn’t work, they started calling him too liberal. The fact that Trump occasionally donated to Democrats (usually Democrats who could help him get real estate built in New York, mind you) has caused many of his rivals to accuse Trump of being a lefty, ridiculous as that may sound. However, one recently-unearthed picture tells the truth about The Donald: Yes, that’s Trump, posing with the greatest Republican president since Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan. And Reagan was certainly no lefty or RINO. If that’s not enough, here’s video of Trump praising...
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • Sometimes It’s Just Easier To Care About Dead Lions Than Dead People

    08/01/2015 10:27:37 AM PDT · by rhema · 15 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 7/29/15 | Matt Walsh
    I started noticing “Cecil the Lion” trending on Facebook and Twitter at some point yesterday afternoon. By the evening, it was the most popular topic on social media, and stories about the lion were popping up on all of the national news sites. Before I took the time to investigate, I tried to imagine if there could be any valid reason for a wild cat to become the biggest news item in the world. On a day when another undercover video revealed Planned Parenthood dismembering murdered children for profit, I strained to think if there might be some justification for...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons. “The first...
  • What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil Can Learn from Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill Black Rhino

    08/01/2015 10:07:38 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | July 31, 2015 | Katherine Mangu-Ward
    Full title: Here's What the Guy Who Paid $50,000 to Kill Cecil the Lion Can Learn from the Guy Who Paid $350,000 to Kill a Black Rhino Done right, paid hunts for endangered animals can be a huge boon for conservation ... the problem isn't that Palmer paid a lot of money to hunt a lion, it's that he didn't pay enough money, he paid it to the wrong people, and he killed the wrong lion ... American Corey Knowlton paid $350,000 for a permit to hunt a black rhino in Namibia under the auspices of the Dallas Safari Club...
  • Japanese journalist pulls a 'Weiner' in Thailand (Actual title)

    08/01/2015 9:57:33 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 14 replies
    Jakarta Post ^ | 8/1/2015 | AFP
    Japanese broadcaster TV Asahi apologised Saturday after its Bangkok bureau chief posted an image of his genitals on a mobile forum set up by Thailand's foreign ministry, which warned of "consequences". A spokesman for the channel said the unnamed employee had been removed from the job due to his "extremely inappropriate" behaviour. The ministry demanded an explanation for the graphic picture that appeared late Monday in the forum, which was set up for foreign journalists working in Thailand. "We deeply apologise to the Thai foreign ministry and other people concerned," the spokesman said, adding the journalist had been urged to...
  • Joe Biden in 2016: What Would Beau Do?

    08/01/2015 9:48:59 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 11 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/1/15 | Maureen Dowd
    A PATTERN of cutting corners, a patina of entitlement and inevitability, has led to this. Destroying digital messages and thwarting official investigations while acting all innocent about wiping out sensitive material. Avoiding reporters after giving disingenuous explanations at uncomfortable news conferences. Claiming egregious transgressions are a private matter and faux controversy while sending out high-power lawyers and spin doctors to deflect and minimize. Two controlling superstars with mutable hair and militant fans, married to two magnetic superstars who can make a gazillion an hour for flashing their faces and who have been known to stir up trouble. A pair of...
  • Where is the Coverage of Clinton Rape Victim Juanita Broaddrick?

    08/01/2015 9:16:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 1, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The liberal media feeding frenzy about a quarter-century-old alleged marital rape involving GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, and former wife Ivana, has a fury that was strangely absent when Bill Clinton was credibly accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978 when William Jefferson Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas. Ivana says her alleged “rape” never happened, Juanita Broaddrick says hers did. So why aren’t Hillary and Bill being peppered with questions about it as Donald and Ivana are? Perhaps because unlike liberal nemesis Trump’s case, Clinton’s more credidble story is now considered “old...
  • How a transgender man tries to honor his Muslim faith (I'm so confused!)

    08/01/2015 8:40:43 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 31 replies
    LA Times ^ | 7/31/2015 | Garrett Therolf
    Born with female anatomy, Alex had recently begun hormone therapy and decided to fully transition to a male identity. And as he entered his second adolescence, he had decided to rededicate himself to a life as a practicing Muslim. On most days, he returned three times a day for prayer. Alex is aware of media reports that naively heralded Iran as an affirming place for transgender people in the wake of the 1987 decision by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini allowing gender-reassignment surgery. Iran is now the second-largest center for the procedure behind Thailand, according to some estimates. "Those decisions just...
  • A Company Copes With Backlash Against the Raise That Roared

    08/01/2015 8:29:29 AM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 31, 2015 | PATRICIA COHEN
    There are times when Dan Price feels as if he stumbled into the middle of the street with a flag and found himself at the head of a parade. Three months ago, Mr. Price, 31, announced he was setting a new minimum salary of $70,000 at his Seattle credit card processing firm, Gravity Payments, and slashing his own million-dollar pay package to do it. He wasn’t thinking about the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor, he said. He was just thinking of the 120 people who worked for him and, let’s be...
  • Planned Parenthood and the barbarity of America

    08/01/2015 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Auust 1, 2015 | George Will
    Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill. First came the video showing a salad-nibbling, wine-sipping Planned Parenthood official explaining how “I’m going to basically crush below, I’m going to crush above” whatever organ (“heart, lung, liver”) is being harvested. Then the president of a Planned Parenthood chapter explained the happy side of harvesting: “For a lot of the women participating in the fetal tissue donation...
  • Obamacare's side effects: Fewer uninsured, better health (AMA study)

    08/01/2015 7:50:23 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 20 replies
    cnbc ^ | july 28, 2015 | dan magan
    Obamacare improved key health-care measurements for millions of Americans, reversing a troubling trend, a new study strongly suggests. The study found marked gains in the number of people with insurance—as other research has repeatedly confirmed—as well as improved access to doctors and medications, affordable health care and good health status after implementation of the Affordable Care Act. But the research published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association also noted that the the gains in health coverage and access to care for low-income adults were particularly striking in states that expanded their Medicaid programs under the ACA to include more poor...
  • MILITARY UPDATE: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole.

    08/01/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies
    Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole Congress is scrambling to fill. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with only $23 million spent on compound drugs. By fiscal 2014, outpatient pharmacy costs had risen to $7.7 billion but compound drugs costs soared to $515 million. In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, compound drug costs tripled again for TRICARE, to $1.7 billion, or more than...
  • Trump vs Cruz: Birds of a Feather?

    08/01/2015 7:35:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Chris Skates
    As a conservative I gave up long ago on balanced television news coverage. But even this jaded viewer has been disappointed by what I consider unfair and inadequate news coverage of Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz. When Cruz first entered the race for a Texas senate seat he instantly became a favorite of tea party crowds. That’s not because Cruz was some fringe lunatic or right wing radical. Its because he instantly displayed world class communication skills that he used masterfully to articulate conservatism. Though it may sound like heresy to some, I would posit that Cruz is better at communicating...
  • WH Totally Supports What Planned Parenthood Is Doing, Notes Its 'High Ethical Standard'

    08/01/2015 7:00:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    While the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practice of selling and negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts—and the organs of those born alive—has convinced some Democrats that enough is enough when it comes to taxpayer funding for the abortion giant, others are remaining steadfast in their support for the group. Unfortunately, the White House is among the loyal, it seems. Speaking to reporters on Thursday, White House Press Secretary maintained that the undercover videos were highly edited and distorted. And when asked by a reporter where he is receiving his information, Earnest’s replied Planned Parenthood. “Based on the...
  • Equality and Dissection

    08/01/2015 6:31:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Matt Bowman
    This summer, many people, including friends of mine, adopted the rainbow symbol and the message of human equality after the U.S. Supreme Court took it upon itself to redefine marriage. Actual leaders of “gay rights” organizations universally explain, in open partnership with Planned Parenthood, that their concept of equality likewise promotes “reproductive health,” which itself includes abortion. Thus, leading advocates to redefine marriage cite human “equality,” but believe it can coexist with their own diktat that only certain human beings are “equal,” while others can be torn apart. To rainbow equality leaders, defining some humans as abortable is an obvious...
  • Mexicans March Against State-Sanctioned Sodomy

    08/01/2015 6:26:24 AM PDT · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/31/15 | Ryan Fitzgerald
    MEXICO CITY, July 31, 2015 (ChurchMilitant.com) - Tens of thousands of people marched in Mexico last Saturday to protest the country's recent Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex "marriage." The decision rendered void many pre-existing state constitutions defining marriage as between a man and woman. So Mexicans took to the streets under the "Mexico is One for the Children" slogan. Sofia Miranda, one of its organizers, sent a letter to Mexico's hostile media clarifying, "We are not against any person; we are against this Supreme Court imposition." She warns, echoing Pope Francis, that recognizing same-sex unions as somehow being a form...
  • Rand Paul: Pro-Life Democrats Crucial to Defunding Planned Parenthood [Six Needed]

    08/01/2015 6:24:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 08/01/2015
    Sen. Rand Paul says pro-life Democrats hold the key to passing legislation in the Senate that would completely defund Planned Parenthood. “There are several Democrats who say they are pro-life,” Paul tells The Daily Signal. “It’s not a guarantee that we get all the Republicans on this,” he adds. “The vast majority of Republicans will support this but we need a few Democrats. If we can get six Democrats and all the Republicans we can actually put this on the president’s desk.” Paul, along with Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; James Lankford, R-Okla.; and others are leading the charge after undercover...
  • Black Money Matters

    08/01/2015 6:18:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    No one living has missed the slogan “ Black Lives Matter”! Even presidential contenders have been scolded because of their opinions about this slogan. But what about the economics of the black and brown communities? As the United States continues to become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse, the wealth gap between the races has reached a 24 year high. According to the Pew Research Center, white households today have about 16 times the wealth of black households, compared to having just 8 times the wealth in 2010. There are many reasons for this widening gap, but according to a policy...
  • California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms

    08/01/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2015 | By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    * University of California to introduce six gender options on application forms * Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different * School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making * The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets. President of the UC...
  • Walton County votes to replace one Confederate flag with another (Florida)

    08/01/2015 5:53:32 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 16 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | july 28, 2015 | steve bousquet
    Bucking a national trend, a defiant Walton County voted Tuesday after an emotional hearing to replace one Confederate flag with another one at its courthouse in the Florida Panhandle. Under intense pressure from a deeply divided citizenry, county commissioners agreed to remove the controversial flag with the X-shaped Southern Cross design that has flown at the courthouse in DeFuniak Springs since 1964, the year President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act. As that flag heads to a local museum, it will be replaced by the first version of the Confederate flag known as the stars and bars, with 13 stars...
  • ICE explains why Jesus Deniz-Mendoza wasn’t deported before allegedly shooting Montana family

    08/01/2015 5:13:10 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 19 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    We starting to learn new details about Jesus Deniz-Mendoza, an 18-year-old legal immigrant from Mexico who is accused of murdering a “Good Samaritan” couple and wounding their daughter during a July 29 attack in Montana. Deniz-Mendoza, who also goes by the name Jesus Yeizon Deniz, was admitted legally into the United State in 2013: And he was out on bond after a recent burglary arrest in Wyoming: ICE couldn’t do anything about his arrest, however, because he was a legal immigrant. (snip) Was then 16-year-old Mendoza admitted to the U.S. as a DREAMer? Did he actually enter the U.S. in...
  • Hillary Clinton, the Candidate, Has an Access Problem

    08/01/2015 5:08:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Stacy Washington
    Judging by the recent actions of the Clinton campaign: Americans don’t need access to Hillary Clinton. That’s the underlying message Hillary for America volunteers received when her campaign had a scheduled stop at a black church in Florissant Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. Clinton was in town to speak to one of her core constituencies; the so-called black community (so-called because lumping all 48 million black Americans into one monolithic hive mind is silliness.) As news of Hillary Clinton’s inability to fill a venue reaches a comical level of reoccurrence; her campaign team have taken to restricting entrance to...
  • FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments...

    08/01/2015 5:05:52 AM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    The Center for Medical Progress/youtube ^ | July 30, 2015 | The Center for Medical Progress
    FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments... FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lengthy video on link
  • Obama Strikes Again

    08/01/2015 4:51:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | Caroline Glick
    While Israel and much of official Washington remain focused on the deal President Barack Obama just cut with the ayatollahs that gives them $150 billion and a guaranteed nuclear arsenal within a decade, Obama has already moved on – to Syria. Obama’s first hope was to reach a deal with his Iranian friends that would leave the Assad regime in place. But the Iranians blew him off. They know they don’t need a deal with Obama to secure their interests. Obama will continue to help them to maintain their power base in Syria though Hezbollah and the remains of the...
  • In Honor of His 103rd Birthday, Here Are The 20 Best Quotes From The Late, Great Milton Friedman

    08/01/2015 4:38:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2015 | John Hawkins
    Yesterday would have been the 103rd birthday of Milton Friedman, who was one of the most brilliant economists of the last century. In honor of Friedman, here are his 20 best quotes. 20) “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” 19) “Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny,...
  • Poll: By the Way, Most Voters Would Not Re-elect President Obama

    08/01/2015 4:31:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | Daniel
    One might say that the president was rather presumptuous when he declared, passionately and quite seriously, that if he launched another bid for the White House, he would emerge victorious. But would he? The voters have spoken, it seems, and it doesn't look good, at least according to a new Rasmussen poll. Not surprisingly, almost every self-declared Republican surveyed (93 percent) said they would decline to pull the lever for President Obama if he was on the ballot. (I suppose after six and half years, the public is ready for a change). But far more interesting, perhaps, is the fact...
  • Watch: Benbrook Police Stop Suspected Serial Killer for Speeding

    08/01/2015 12:35:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC DFW ^ | Jul 31, 2015 | Ben Russell
    Police body camera video released Friday night shows that a suspected serial killer, stopped for speeding in Benbrook in early July, was already planning a trip to West Virginia – days before his eventual death there at the hands of his intended victim. Neal Falls, 45, of Oregon was stopped for driving 64 mph in a 45 mph zone along the 5200 block of Benbrook Boulevard north of Interstate 20, just after 8 a.m. on July 7, according to records released by the Benbrook Police Department. When the Benbrook officer asked Falls if he still had the same address in...
  • AMAZING! DNC Chair STUMPED – Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrat Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 11:12:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Things got very awkward today when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism.