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  • Pro-Life Leaders Furious over Obamacare Abortion Funds

    09/18/2014 6:46:25 PM PDT · by Coleus
    cbn news ^ | September 18, 2014
    WASHINGTON -- Outraged lawmakers and pro-life leaders gathered outside the U.S. Capitol building Thursday to demand Congress put an end to Obamacare's massive funding of health care plans that pay for abortions They pointed out past laws specifically forbid this, but Obamacare is ignoring that legislation and the president's own promises that no taxpayer dollars would subsidize abortion. The speakers at the Capitol Hill news conference were reacting to a new Government Accountability Office report showing massive federal funding of abortion is allowed for under the Affordable Care Act, often called Obamacare. "One thousand-thirty six plans cover elective abortions and...
  • Weather Trends Make Mockery of Climate Alarmists

    09/18/2014 6:44:09 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies
    cbn news ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dale Hurd
    It's still summer, yet it has already snowed in the western United States and one of America's premier weather forecasters, Joe Bastardi at Weatherbell Analytics, is warning that for parts of the country, another bad winter is on the way. "It's going to be a major winter for much of the eastern and southern United States," he said. "We think a formidable winter, but the core of the worst cold, relative to averages, instead of being in the northern Plains and Midwest, will be further south and east." Last winter was bad, too -- historically bad. The Great Lakes weren't...
  • Venezuela's Maduro Deems Outbreak of Deadly Disease 'Terrorism'

    09/18/2014 6:42:07 PM PDT · by bd476 · 1 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 9:09 p.m. ET | By JUAN FORERO
    CARACAS, Venezuela—President Nicolás Maduro said he ordered the prosecution of doctors who had alerted the public to the recent deaths of nine people in a public hospital from an unidentified but possibly infectious disease. "They wanted to impose a scheme of alarm, of psychological terrorism," Mr. Maduro said Wednesday in a speech broadcast on TV. "There is no other name for this, it's terrorism." He said he had spoken with Attorney General Luisa Ortega "so that our organs of justice work with severity, with all the firmness and severity that the law permits. You have to punish these people." Mr....
  • UC regents award 20 percent pay raises to fix executive 'injustices'

    09/18/2014 6:41:49 PM PDT · by artichokegrower
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2014 | Nanette Asimov
    Heralding what the University of California regents promise will be a new era of pay increases at the public university, the governing board gave 20 percent raises Thursday to their three lowest-paid chancellors - with some regents expressing regret that they could give so little.
  • Scottish independence: First referendum results declared

    09/18/2014 6:04:31 PM PDT · by blueyon · 23 replies
    BBC.com ^ | 9/18/14 | ?
    The first results are coming in for the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country.
  • Favorite Songs about Listening-Hearing-ETC.Tell us your Favorite.Freeper Canteen 9~19~14

    09/18/2014 5:58:32 PM PDT · by fatima · 81 replies
    ~Favorite Listen-Hear Song's~ http://www.rhythmoftherain.com/images/cascades1.jpg *Video* Mike & The Mechanics - Silent running *Video*
  • Gatorade Made in New York ft. Derek Jeter

    09/18/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 9/18/14
    Ahead of his final playing days, Derek Jeter soaks in the atmosphere on a walk in the Bronx.
  • Spanking Is Great for Sex (Which is why it’s grotesque for parenting.)

    09/18/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 25 replies
    Slate ^ | 9/18/14 | Jillian Keenan
    "Spanking Is Great for Sex" Once again, I’ve been accused of pedophilia. Well, to be technical, my sexual identity was called “somewhat pedophilic.” But we’re talking about one of the most loathsome things a person can be accused of, so why split hairs? I’m also regularly told that my sexuality is “repulsive,” “damaged,” and “abusive.” But all of those feel like Valentines compared with “pedophilic.” People say this to me so often because I’m kinky, and I’ve written about it. I have a spanking fetish...I’ve had submissive fantasies for as long as I can remember, and it’s part of my...
  • Nixon creates 'Office of Community Engagement' in wake of Ferguson

    09/18/2014 5:49:49 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 11 replies
    Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the creation of a state "Office of Community Engagement," which will focus on issues in minority and low-income communities in the wake of the Ferguson riots. Nixon appointed former Missouri state Sen. Maida Coleman as director of the new office. Former St. Louis City Municipal Judge Marvin Teer was appointed deputy director and general counsel. Coleman will be paid $120,000 annually and Teer will be paid $110,000 annually. “Across our state, Missouri communities are facing serious issues involving race, educational and economic opportunities, and poverty,” Nixon said in a written statement. The new office, he...
  • Only 33% of Americans Can Find Scotland On a Map?

    09/18/2014 4:22:31 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 105 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 18, 2014
    While Great Britain is holding its breath today to see if the Scots vote for independence, most Americans (51%) have no opinion about the referendum and only 33% think most of their fellow countrymen can even locate Scotland on a map. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 30% of American Adults favor Scotland becoming an independent nation rather than remaining part of Great Britain. Nineteen percent (19%) oppose them gaining independence, but half of Americans (51%) are undecided.
  • Rupert Murdoch: Scottish Vote Is Just a Symptom of Global ‘Anti-establishment Groundswell’

    09/18/2014 4:17:16 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 18 Sep 14 | Brendan Bordelon
    On the eve of the vote for Scottish independence, Australian media mogul Rupert Murdoch explained that the election is merely a symptom of an ”anti-establishment groundswell” sweeping through the Western world. On Friday Murdoch spoke about the impending vote with Fox News’s Neil Cavuto. “I think there’s meaning in this, and I think it goes beyond Scotland,” he said via phone. “There’s a great anti-establishment groundswell which is seen in this vote in Scotland. You’re seeing it here in Britain in the anti-European party, whose one single issue is to get out of Europe. And I think you’re seeing it...
  • The Challenge: What "Runs in the Family"

    09/18/2014 4:11:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor's note: this piece was coauthored by Hagelin's daughter, Kristin Carey. If you could take any aspect from the family you grew up in and bring it into the family you have created, what would it be? A certain holiday tradition? The way your home was always filled with visitors? The friendship and affection your parents had for each other? Or maybe even the tough, but refining love they showed you?What would you obliterate, if you could? The alcoholism? The sting of abandonment? Strict rules and unfair punishment? Short tempers?Your answers to these questions may reveal more than you think. Even...
  • Major ISIS Leader Recruits Eleven Muslim Men, And Sodomizes [...] Them In Homosexual Islamic Ritual

    09/18/2014 3:43:55 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 40 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Walid Shoebat and Theodore Shoebat
    In one interrogation by Iraqi officials of an ISIS terrorist who carried out seven beheadings. The terrorist not only confesses the gruesome beheadings he carried out, but also confesses the dark side which is virtually unknown regarding sadistic homosexual group marriages and rituals. In this incredible story, Shoebat.com translates the short testimony of one of eleven recruits who were sodomized by the ISIS “prince” Abu Ala’. Here is the video: ISIS Leader Recruits 11 Muslim Men And Sodomizes All Of Them Abu Ala’ made a fatwa permitting himself to marry and sodomize his recruits, with the exception that no man...
  • Get College Credit For Going Socialist ... And Recruiting Others

    09/18/2014 2:46:41 PM PDT · by absentee · 6 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 9/18/14 | Caleb Howe
    It is a long-standing and often repeated lament on the right that academia and college campuses are self-declared enemies of conservative thinking broadly, and the Republican party specifically, and in a treacherous but overt and unrepentant manner. So it comes as no surprise to website The College Fix that some colleges are offering course credit for promoting socialist causes and participating in socialist recruitment on campus. Not a surprise, but still an outrage. Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) are coordinating with administrators to help YDS Leader program participants get college credit for their activities. According to The Fix, activities which...
  • Ten Evidences for Creation

    09/18/2014 2:22:43 PM PDT · by fishtank · 49 replies
    Ten Evidences for Creation For more information on blue stars: Blue Stars Confirm Recent Creation
  • Australian terror raids: Parliament House attack plans intercepted

    09/18/2014 2:12:17 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 16 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 19th September 2014
    SECURITY is being ramped up at Parliament House, homes will be searched closely and ASIO has seized passports of Melbourne men, amid Australia’s largest counterterrorism raids in history. This morning the The Daily Telegraph revealed Australian Federal Police (AFP) will ramp up security at Parliament House after intelligence agencies picked up “chatter” about a potential random attack on Canberra. There are fears among national security and intelligence agencies the Prime Minister and other senior government officials are prime targets. Senior intelligence sources confirmed the building had been “scoped out” for a “Mumbai” style attack involving automatic weapons. It’s also believed...
  • Valerie Plame looks at a fragile, scary world

    09/18/2014 1:17:19 PM PDT · by woofie · 28 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 9/18/14 | Winthrop Quigley
    I called former covert CIA operations officer Valerie Plame in Santa Fe last week to ask if I had reason to be anxious about the way something that in the context of history is so minor – an assassination in Serbia, a small civil war in Ukraine – can spin so out of control. “Other than the annihilation of the human race through miscalculation or mistake?” she replied. “Yes, the summer has been full of terrible news. This is an issue that because it is so big and truly existential in nature, we tend not to be able to absorb...
  • Report: Terrorists Captured At Mexico Border… But Homeland Security Denies Any “Credible Threats”

    09/18/2014 12:55:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 18 replies
    Shtfplan.com ^ | 09/18/2014 | Mac Slavo
    But less than 48 hours later the Gateway Pundit reports that the U.S. government did, in fact, apprehend four suspected terrorists with ties to the IS organization on the border. Congressman Jason Chaffetz broke this shocking news Wednesday that four known terrorists were apprehended at the US border in Texas on September 10 – the day before the 13th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Chaffetz questioned Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on whether he is “aware of any apprehensions of suspected or known terrorists.” Johnson dodged the question. Tonight, Rep. Chaffetz told Megyn Kelly there were four terrorists arrested crossing...
  • Your 'To Do' List to Save America

    09/18/2014 12:40:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Ann Coulter
    The most important words printed in The New York Times since "REAGAN EASILY BEATS CARTER" were from a front-page article last Sunday about how, after six years of Obama, the federal judiciary is now dominated by Democratic appointees. Edward Whelan, head of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, responded to this by saying: "The best way for conservative voters to prevent further damage to the courts is to swing the Senate to Republican control in the elections this November." He's absolutely right. Turn that into a mnemonic, sew it on needlepoint pillows, include it in your wedding vows, right-wingers. For...
  • Ninth Circuit OKs U.S. Flag Shirt Ban so Mexican students aren’t offended

    09/18/2014 12:29:16 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 59 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/18/2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Mayor: New high school won't be named after President Obama

    09/18/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | John Byrne
    Chicago's newest selective enrollment high school will not be named after President Barack Obama, as Mayor Rahm Emanuel had announced with much fanfare when unveiling the high profile school project.. In a statement this morning, Emanuel said he would look for other possible names.
  • OWS Sues Scam Artist Leader Over Stolen Twitter Account

    09/18/2014 11:05:53 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 6 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | September 18, 2014 | P.J. Gladnick
    It appears that the folks in Occupy Wall Street would have done themselves a favor if they had followed Newsbusters. Why? Because over three years ago your humble correspondent wrote about how Justin Wedes, who was one of the OWS leaders, attempted to cheat taxpayers by forging documents in order to fraudulently obtain a government grant. Now the OWS people have learned the hard way that Wedes can't be trusted. As reported by the New York Times, OWS activists are now suing Wedes for taking over their Twitter account. In addition they are asking for $500,000 in damages. So now...
  • Ashkenazi Jews Descend From 350 People, Scientists Say (That would explain Chomsky and Soros)

    09/18/2014 10:35:58 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 55 replies
    The Jewish Daily Forward ^ | September 09, 2014 | Ruth Schuster
    There may be no such thing as a Jewish gene, but communities can definitely have defining characteristics, and one such community is Jews with roots in central and eastern Europe. A model based on the genetic sequencing of 128 Ashkenazi Jews concludes that today’s Ashkenazim descend from the fusion of European and Middle-Eastern Jews during the medieval era, between 600 to 800 years ago. The math also indicates that today’s sprawling community of Ashkenazi Jews — there are more than 10 million around the world — derived from just 350 people or so. That previously postulated population bottleneck — a...
  • Hillary Clinton: Congress Out of Touch on Women's Issues

    09/18/2014 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NBC News ^ | September 18, 2014 | by Kasie Hunt
    Congress is living in an "evidence-free zone" as it debates issues of equal pay and family-friendly work policies, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday. "Unfortunately, reality is not always the context in which these decisions are made. The Congress increasingly -- despite the best efforts of my friends and others -- is living in an evidence-free zone," she said during a roundtable discussion at the Center for American Progress focused on women's issues. Clinton made the remarks during a roundtable that also featured Democratic Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand and Patty Murray, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Rep. Rosa...
  • Europeans descended from three ancient tribes

    09/18/2014 10:20:25 AM PDT · by ek_hornbeck · 32 replies
    BBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Paul Rincon
    The modern European gene pool was formed when three ancient populations mixed within the last 7,000 years, Nature journal reports. Blue-eyed, swarthy hunters mingled with brown-eyed, pale skinned farmers as the latter swept into Europe from the Near East. But another, mysterious population with Siberian affinities also contributed to the genetic landscape of the continent. The findings are based on analysis of genomes from nine ancient Europeans. Agriculture originated in the Near East - in modern Syria, Iraq and Israel - before expanding into Europe around 7,500 years ago. It really does look like the indigenous West European hunter gatherers...
  • 3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’

    09/18/2014 10:02:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dave Bender
    Author: A consortium of American Jewish and civil rights groups are concerned that federal funds are underwriting “one-sided, antisemitic programming that masquerades as scholarship,” at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), according to statements released Wednesday. In a just-released three-year study (2010-2013) covering “Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias at the Center for Near East Studies (CNES)” at UCLA, AMCHA Initiative researchers said they have found “CNES events disproportionately focused on Israel and the Israeli-Arab conflict, with 93% of events on Israel being anti-Israel, and 75% displaying antisemitic discourse.” AMCHA investigates, documents and fights antisemitism at universities and other institutions...
  • Poll: Republican Beauprez Boasts 10-Point Lead Over CO Democratic Gov. Hickenlooper

    09/18/2014 9:50:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 17, 2014 | Sarah Jean Seman
    Republican frontrunner Bob Beauprez is gaining unexpected ground in Colorado’s gubernatorial race, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll. The former U.S. Rep. holds a double-digit lead over Democratic incumbent Gov. John Hickenlooper. Additionally Beauprez slid into the lead among one key demographic: women. According to Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University poll: "Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is behind the challenger on the key qualities voters want in a leader: honesty, caring and leadership. "Pundits were predicting that Gov. Hickenlooper faced a close race for reelection. Instead, he's got a mad dash to make up a double-digit deficit. The Democrat...
  • Utah men involved in ATV protest facing federal charges

    09/18/2014 9:38:00 AM PDT · by redreno · 13 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 09/17/2014 | By LINDSAY WHITEHURST
    SALT LAKE CITY — Five Utah men have been slapped with federal charges for taking part in an ATV protest ride in southwestern Utah earlier this year that the group said was to call attention to the federal government’s overreaching control of public lands. Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday they have charged the five southern Utah men with misdemeanor conspiracy and illegal use of all-terrain vehicles Wednesday in connection with a ride organized to show displeasure with the federal government. Prosecutors say the May ride through southwestern Utah’s Recapture Canyon was an illegal protest. “We respect the fact that the citizens...
  • Anti-Gun Nuts Humiliate Themselves At Salon

    09/18/2014 9:12:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 9/16/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Someone named Amanda Gailey drones on and on and on about all sorts of unrelated anti-gun propaganda at Salon (does anyone really still read Salon?), and I became rather bored rather quickly with the profuse gushing. But something wonderful happened in the comments. This is the summary.
  • Why do Americans Hate America?

    09/18/2014 9:09:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    After some hand-wringing over British citizens who have chosen to fight with ISIS, Prime Minister David Cameron said he thinks one reason for the defection is that too many of the defectors have forgotten what it means to be British. As a means of fighting the radicalization of young people, he wants all of Britain’s schools to again teach “British values." It is a diagnosis Americans would do well to consider because an unknown number of Americans (FBI Director James Comey says he doesn't have a precise number because they are "hard to track") have abandoned their country to fight...
  • Bill Gates' 'Big History Project' Teaches Kids Climate Change and Population Stagnation

    09/18/2014 8:52:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Sandra Stotsky
    What are some of the big ideas? The last “threshold,” or big unit of study, is the “modern” age, that is, when pre-historic man first appears and later comes to dominate the world. It ends with the voice-over narrator warning viewers: “At present, we can see both dangerous trends, such as global warming and the continued existence of nuclear weapons, as well as positive trends, such as increased collaboration in dealing with climate change, a slowing in population growth, and an acceleration in our knowledge about the biosphere.”
  • Cardinal Dolan: Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal

    09/18/2014 8:49:13 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 62 replies
    http://www.archny.org ^ | September 17, 2014 | Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Explaining My Decision to Serve as Grand Marshal I haven’t been in this much hot water since I made the comment, right after I arrived as your archbishop five-and-a-half years ago, that Stan Musial—my boyhood hero of my hometown St. Louis Cardinals—was a much better ballplayer than Joe DiMaggio! Now I’m getting as much fiery mail and public criticism over my decision to accept the honor of Grand Marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. According to the critics, I should have refused, due to the Parade Committee’s decision to allow a group of self-identified Gays of Irish ancestry...
  • Radical ‘gender’ paradigm could be leading to global totalitarianism: author

    09/18/2014 8:34:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 13 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 9/18/14 | Hilary White
    No human society has ever tried to re-write human sexuality, and the current global trend may be leading the world down new dark paths of statist totalitarianism, warns a German author and social commentator known for her criticism of “gender ideology.” During her recent speaking tour in the Czech Republic, Gabriele Kuby spoke to Catholic World Report on her new book, “The Global Sexual Revolution: The Destruction of Freedom in the Name of Freedom.” Kuby said that this is the first time in human history that a whole civilization has knowingly and deliberately “turned sexual norms completely upside down.” “Gender theory...
  • Why Is Wikipedia Deleting All References To Neil Tyson’s Fabrication?

    09/18/2014 8:28:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 30 replies
    TheFederalist.com ^ | Sept. 18 2014 | Sean Davis
    [UPDATE: Early this morning, in a discussion thread about whether references to Neil deGrasse Tyson's history of quote fabrication should be added to Tyson's Wikipedia page, an editor stated that "no version of this event will be allowed into the article."] Religious fanatics have an odd habit of overreacting when people have the audacity to question their fanaticism. In Iraq, radical Islamic jihadists are systemically murdering and beheading Christians, Jews, and even Muslims who do not pledge fealty to ISISÂ’s religious tenets. Hundreds of years ago, church authorities and Aristotelian acolytes imprisoned Galileo for having the audacity to reject geocentrism...
  • Constitution Day: Where Is The Duty To The Document?

    09/18/2014 8:22:00 AM PDT · by rktman
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/17/2014 | Janine Turner
    The following is an excerpt from actress Janine Turner’s new book, A Little Bit Vulnerable: On Hollywood, God, Sobriety, & Politics. This excerpt is the preface of Chapter 2, “Constituting America—Interpreting The Federalist,” and Janine’s essay on Federalist 23, “Duty Would Bind to the Constitution.” Today is the 227th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, and no day is more fitting than today to remind ourselves and our representatives about the relevance our of founding document.
  • Would This Headline Shock You: EBOLA SCARE: ELECTIONS POSTPONED ………INDEFINITELY

    09/18/2014 8:03:39 AM PDT · by HammerT · 60 replies
    Or are you now just rolling with the punches? Catherine the Great (Karl's better half) is a student of history too. And she recalls from her studies of the Spanish Flu that elections were postponed during that outbreak. The November 2014 elections, only 49 days away, are cautiously predicted to be a Republican blow-out. Or, more accurately, a clear “no confidence” vote for the current regime. If I were a) dishonest, b) power hungry with communist inspirations, and c) convinced I could get away with it - aka a Democrat - I too would postpone cancel the elections in...
  • Residents Near Marysville, Ohio Golf Course Upset Over Topless Outing

    09/18/2014 8:01:18 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 72 replies
    nbc4i.com ^ | Sep 16, 2014 | Mike Bowersock
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio - A Marysville resident says she is upset a local golf course that is visible from state Route 38 hosted a golf tournament where there were topless women present. On Friday afternoon, Jamele Wenger says she was driving on S.R. 38, near the Marysville Golf Club, with her 13-year-old son in the vehicle when he noticed a topless woman hanging off of a golf cart. According to the course management, Vanity, which advertises itself as a gentleman's club, had rented out the course for the afternoon for its second annual golf outing. "All you could see was her...
  • Ninth Circuit Affirms That It’s Illegal To Wear American Flag Shirts On Cinco De Mayo

    09/18/2014 7:55:38 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 99 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Sep 2014 | Eric Owens
    It’s official: the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an order declining a request for an en banc hearing in a case involving four students in at a California high school who were sent home for wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo. The full slate of Ninth Circuit judges has thus agreed with a lower district court and with a trio of appellate judges that officials at Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill, Calif. could censor students who wanted to wear flag-emblazoned shirts. The federal appeals court issued its denial of an en banc hearing...
  • Did Saddam Hussein Do a Better Job Fighting Radical Muslims Than America?

    09/18/2014 7:53:44 AM PDT · by ComtedeMaistre · 84 replies
    Americans have to face the painful reality that Arabs are, when judged by 21st century Western Standards, a crazy people. This is not meant as an insult. Early this year, the Iraqi parliament proposed a law that would permit men to marry 9 year old girls. The law had the support of a majority of parliament. The law would also permit men to beat up and rape their wives, and prevent women from leaving the house without the permission of the husband. These SOBS are supposed to be the allies of America in the fight against ISIS. The Shia regime...
  • ASU reverses decision, players can display crosses

    09/18/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | September 18, 2014 | Fred Jackson
    The Christian legal group Liberty Institute says the university has reversed an earlier decision in which it ordered the school's football players not to display a memorial cross decal on the back of their helmets. The football players decided to include the crosses to honor Markel Owens, who was killed in a home invasion, and equipment manager Barry Weyer, who died in a car accident. Liberty Institute calls it a "great victory for the players."
  • US Poverty Rate Drops for First Time in 7 Years, With Hispanic Households Seeing Gains in Income

    09/18/2014 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    The overall poverty rate in the United States dropped for the first time since 2006, with Hispanics being the only racial or ethnic group that experienced the most significant change in income. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual report released Tuesday indicated that the poverty rate among Latinos in 2013 decreased by 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. In addition, income for Hispanic households increased by 3.5 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $40,963. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference that represents millions of Hispanic Evangelicals, attributed the rise in income to more Latinos...
  • An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

    09/18/2014 7:42:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | John Ransom
    For folks who are trying to ignite inflation, this sure isn’t working out very well. It’s been hoped by the country’s central bankers that the massive quantitative easing program along with near-zero interest rates will touch off a wave of inflation that if not exactly the same thing as boom times, will at least give the appearance of a strengthening economy. However, month after month inflation in the goods that the Fed cares about seems muted. Now this month we had the horrid news that official inflation numbers are falling not rising.
  • Public university required students to submit sexual history or face disciplinary action

    09/18/2014 7:40:17 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 80 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Sep 17, 2014 | Kaitlyn Schallhorn
    - Clemson is requiring students and faculty to complete an online course through a third party website that asks invasive questions about sexual history. - In an email Clemson says that failure to complete the course will be a violation of the “Student Code of Conduct, General Student Regulation 8: Failure to Comply with Official Request.” ... “How many times have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks one question. “With how many different people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?” asks another. ... Jerry Knighton, Director of the Office of...
  • CBS CEO Leslie Moonves: "Football Is Still the Best Thing on Television"

    09/18/2014 7:30:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 31 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 18, 2014 | Paul Bond
    CBS CEO Leslie Moonves on Wednesday alluded to problems with the NFL — presumably accusations of violence perpetrated by star players Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice — but said the network's ratings for Thursday Night Football were "above expectations."
  • What have the founders of Occupy Wall Street been up to?

    09/18/2014 7:25:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/18/2014 | Rick Moran
    Remember when Occupy Wall Street was considered by leftists to be the wave of the future? The New York Times, the Guardian, and several other lefty publications had daily updates on the "movement" (that wasn't a movement at all), and bored, spoiled millenials across the country showed up to camp out and demand the government give them a job. Well, those times are long gone. OWS has been erased from the left's collective consciousness when it turned out that the kooky collection of commies, anarchists, and kids who couldn't figure out why they were unable to get a job after...
  • Kaplan University Takes On Obama

    09/18/2014 7:11:59 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 17, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    The U.S. Department of Education’s latest rule, which mandates that for-profit colleges cannot saddle students with debt at an arbitrary rate, affects only for-profit colleges such as Kaplan, DeVry and University of Phoenix, representatives of Kaplan claimed during a Washington, D.C. briefing recently. kaplan university Former Dallas mayor Thomas Leppert, now the CEO of Kaplan, explained how the rule itself is not fair to for-profit colleges. Non-profit and state colleges and universities have similar debt problems for their students and yet are exempt from this rule. “A regulation should apply to any institution,” said Leppert, and noted “it only applies...
  • Obama Delays Climate Plan Until After November Elections

    09/18/2014 7:10:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 17, 2014 | Dr. Benny Peiser
    Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the process of setting new rules cutting carbon pollution from power plants, and casting a shadow over a landmark United Nations’ summit on global warming. In a conference call with reporters, the Environmental Protection Agency said it was extending the public comment period on the power plant rules for an additional 45 days, until 1 December. The delay follows heavy lobby by Republicans and industry lobby groups to delay the rule – or withdraw it outright.—Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardian, 16 September 2014
  • Blackout: Power Goes Off During House Climate Hearing with Obama Science Czar John Holdren ...

    09/18/2014 6:55:09 AM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    ClimateDepot ^ | 17 Sep 2014 | Marc Morano
    Full headline: Blackout: Power Goes Off During House Climate Hearing with Obama Science Czar John Holdren — Lights blink on and off and stay off for almost a minute Washington D.C.- A total blackout of a House Science committee occurred during a House Hearing on Climate Change and the EPA’s power plans. The lights went out and the room was plunged into total darkness at 10:23 AM in the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled: Full Committee Hearing – “The Administration’s Climate Plan: Failure by Design” - 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 | Sep 17,...
  • Prayers and Preparation

    09/18/2014 6:46:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 18, 2014 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: This is the third column in a series. The first two installments, “This is Providence,” and “Pharisees and Pharaohs,” can be accessed in my column archive. Some of the themes discussed in this series were also part of a speech I gave at an Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) event in July. The full speech can be viewed by clicking on this link. A trial is a thing to be avoided whenever possible. When it becomes impossible to avoid, it consumes you. You lose a measure of control over your life and you just have to trust your attorneys...
  • The NFL and Adrian Peterson: Stop the Smug Media Sermons on Corporal Punishment

    09/18/2014 6:42:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2014 | Ian Tuttle
    Beguiled once again from her purpose — to apply to Tom Sawyer’s jam-stealing rump the well-deserved business end of her switch — Aunt Polly falls to ruminating: “Every time I let him off, my conscience does hurt me so, and every time I hit him my old heart most breaks.” Mark Twain is careful to end The Adventures of Tom Sawyer while Tom is still a boy — “the story could not go much further without becoming the history of a man,” he warns — but with Tom encouraging his pal Huck Finn to quit his ragamuffin ways and...