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  • Federal Government Sends Hundreds of Unaccompanied Alien Children to ... in the Chicago

    07/12/2014 8:58:57 PM PDT · by upchuck · 30 replies
    NRO ^ | July 11, 2014 | Ryan Lovelace
    The Department of Health and Human Services has brought nearly 430 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) to Chicago, and placed them under the care of Heartland Alliance, according to a release from Senator Mark Kirk (R., Ill.). Heartland Alliance, describes itself as “the leading anti-poverty organization in the Midwest” on its website and is an HHS grantee. The kids are being held at multiple locations in the Chicagoland area, a staffer in Kirk’s office tells National Review Online. An additional 319 alien children have been placed with family members or sponsors in Illinois as of June 17, 2014, according to another...
  • Our Opinion: The lunacy never ceases (Boehner suing Obama)

    07/12/2014 7:20:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Brattleboro Reformer ^ | July 12, 2014 | The Editors
    Are we the only ones who are amazed at the nerve of House Speaker John A. Boehner? For the past few weeks, the Republican from Ohio has been promising to file a lawsuit against Pres. Barack Obama for the manner in which he has issued executive orders, which his party believes is unconstitutional. "The current president believes he has the power to make his own laws -- at times even boasting about it," Boehner said in his statement. What's most audacious about Boehner's threatened lawsuit is that it will focus on the Affordable Care Act and Obama's executive order delaying...
  • France hits out at dollar dominance in international transactions

    07/12/2014 7:11:53 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | Sunday, 6 Jul 2014 | 7:28 PM ET | Michael Stothard
    France's political and business establishment has hit out against the hegemony of the dollar in international transactions after U.S. authorities fined BNP Paribas $9 billion for helping countries avoid sanctions. Michel Sapin, the French finance minister, called for a "rebalancing" of the currencies used for global payments, saying the BNP Paribas case should "make us realize the necessity of using a variety of currencies". He said, in an interview with the Financial Times on the sidelines of a weekend economics conference: "We [Europeans] are selling to ourselves in dollars, for instance when we sell planes. Is that necessary? I don't...
  • Deluge!Downpour prompts weather warning, extensive flooding

    07/12/2014 6:34:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 33 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 9:06pm | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Friday night’s rain prompted a flash flood warning for Sierra Vista from the National Weather Service until 9:15 p.m., while police reported several flooded roads and intersections throughout the city’s west end. Sierra Vista Cpl. Bobby Essary was out among the storm when he reported that Wilcox Drive was “like a river,” and that both that road and 7th Street were nearly impassable to traffic. There were also reports of flooding along the Highway 90 Bypass up to Buffalo Soldier Trail, though beyond the flooding there had been no reports of people in danger, except for one...
  • Donetsk: a ghost town waiting for Ukraine's final battle

    07/12/2014 6:25:32 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 18 replies
    Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - Donetsk, one of the last bastions of pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine, has become a ghost town as residents clog the roads and railway stations in a desperate scramble to escape advancing government troops. The self-proclaimed prime minister of the Donetsk People's Republic, Oleksandr Borodai, claims more than 70,000 of the city's 900,000 inhabitants have already fled as Kiev's forces move within 20 kilometres (12 miles) of the city. Every train was full on Friday as residents calmly joined long queues to buy tickets. "I have lived here more than 40 years and it is very...
  • 3 more people charged in Grandin baseball bat attack

    07/12/2014 5:32:18 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 15 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | 7/11/2014
    A total of five arrests have been made after a teen was attacked with a baseball bat Sunday night on Grandin Road. Jermaine Peavy, 19, of Roanoke was charged with malicious wounding earlier this week. Roanoke Police spokesman Scott Leamon said this charge means police believe Peavy was the one with the bat. A juvenile was charged with malicious wounding by a mob at the same time, Leamon said. Three more people were charged on Thursday, Leamon said today. Khalil Marquise Taylor, 19, of Roanoke and two more juveniles all were charged with malicious wounding by a mob. According to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ MOVING BEYOND CAPE BOJADOR ~ 13 July 2014

    07/12/2014 4:59:49 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 42 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          MOVING BEYOND CAPE BOJADOR The early Portuguese explorers believed that the oceans were impassable below Cape Bojador, a point on the West African coast. When sailors set aside their fears and moved past Cape Bojador, they found that their fears were groundless, that their limitations were imaginary. We all have our own Cape Bojador. We fear things that we need not fear. We draw boundaries around areas of our lives and decide that we can't go past them. Since we believe these false paradigms, we will stay within their artificial boundaries and lose whatever experiences we...
  • Piketty’s Class-Warfare Tome: Bad Numbers, Bad Analysis

    07/12/2014 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Why do statists make so many mistakes with data? Paul Krugman, for instance, has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such asFrance, Estonia, Germany, and the United Kingdom. But Krugman isn’t alone. We also have Thomas Piketty, who was lionized by the left after publication of Capital in the Twenty-First Century. Ever since his book was published, various experts have called into question the veracity of Piketty’s numbers. Most recently, here’s some of what Alan Reynolds, my colleague at the Cato Institute, wrote about his data for the Wall Street Journal. Thomas Piketty…remains a hero on the...
  • ‘I,’ ‘Me,’ ‘My’—Obama Uses First Person Singular 199 Times in Speech Vowing Unilateral Action

    07/12/2014 3:53:14 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | July 11, 2014 - 8:56 PM | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Not counting instances when he quoted a letter from a citizen or cited dialogue from a movie, President Barack Obama used the first person singular--including the pronouns "I" and "me" and the adjective "my"--199 times in a speech he delivered Thursday vowing to use unilateral executive action to achieve his policy goals that Congress would not enact through the normal, constitutional legislative process. “It is lonely, me just doing stuff,” Obama said at the speech in Austin, Texas, (according to the official transcript and video)posted on the White House website. “I’m just telling the truth now,” Obama told the crowd....
  • Does the Fed Really Believe What it Says?

    07/12/2014 2:24:15 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Mike Shedlock
    In response to BIS Slams the Fed; Ridiculous Question of the Day: "Is The Fed Going To Attempt A Controlled Collapse?" a number of people commented the Fed cannot be so stupid as to think there is no asset bubble. Here are some examples: Gordon says " The Fed is not stupid and yet many think they are. They know there is a bubble but what good will it do if they announce it and the bubble bursts?"JFHogan says "Nobody could be stupid enough to believe that money printing will create wealth."R2bzjudge says "If I can understand there is an...
  • Thank Hobby Lobby for showing why we need single-payer healthcare (Here it comes)

    07/12/2014 2:18:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 11, 2014 | Various
    To the editor: When the Supreme Court handed down its Hobby Lobby decision, I was glad — glad because it would be the start of our country realizing how insane it is to link business and healthcare. ("The Hobby Lobby case proves the necessity of single-payer healthcare," July 1) I know that offering medical care to workers began as a perk, but having started something is no reason to carry on with an insane system that has made our medical care outrageously and unnecessarily expensive. Medical care must be made affordable to all, without having businesses get in the way....
  • Trump Plaza set to close in Sept.

    07/12/2014 1:53:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    Phillidelphia Inquirerer ^ | 7-12-14 | Suzette Parmley and Amy S. Rosenberg
    ATLANTIC CITY - The list of casinos closing or expected to close here just keeps growing. Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino will likely shut its doors for good in mid-September. Trump Entertainment Resorts told The Associated Press that it expects the casino to close its doors Sept. 16. No final decision has been made, the company said, but it “expects that it will terminate the operations of Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino on or shortly after September 16, 2014.”
  • ACLU Fights for Women's Right to Use Methamphetamines While Pregnant

    07/12/2014 1:39:31 PM PDT · by lilyramone · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 11, 2014 | From UPI
    MADISONVILLE, Tenn., July 11 (UPI) -- Mallory Loyola of Madisonville, Tennessee, arrested and charged with simple assault Tuesday, is the first woman to face prosecution under a new state law criminalizing drug use while pregnant. Loyola and the daughter she gave birth to on Sunday at the University of Tennessee Medical Center both tested positive for amphetamines, according to officials with the Monroe Country Sheriff's Office, who say Loyola admitted to smoking meth just a few days before her daughter was delivered. "It's sad to see a child not getting an opportunity to come drug-free and given a chance. We...
  • Quit Playing Politics with Kids

    07/12/2014 1:18:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Some 50,000 unaccompanied minors have crossed our borders in recent months, and those capable of helping resolve the crisis won't even talk to each other much less come up with a decent plan. This week, President Obama asked Congress for supplemental appropriations to deal with processing the minors and to discourage more from coming, but House Republicans so far have balked at considering the request. "We are not giving the president a blank check," House Speaker John Boehner declared. Republicans want the administration to do more to stop the flow of kids into the U.S., which is reasonable. So why...
  • Death of Canada’s music-video-channel era? MuchMusic left with skeleton staff after job cuts

    07/12/2014 1:16:15 PM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 12, 2014 | Claire Brownell
    As a MuchMusic VJ in the channel’s 1980s heyday, Terry David Mulligan remembers sneaking a film crew into the very temple of the American music industry — the Grammy Awards. His boldness paid off with a shot of a moment that went down in music history — Metallica storming out in a hail of curses after losing to Jethro Tull for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance. And Mr. Mulligan did it with what could charitably be called a small fib: telling the security guard he was part of the film crew there to accompany Olivia Newton John. “He said, ‘That’s the...
  • Investment Bears Warn of Fed Policy Fallout

    07/12/2014 12:54:43 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Paul Dykewicz
    LAS VEGAS--Easy-money Fed policies should steer investors away from equities and the U.S. dollar and toward buying the euro, the British pound sterling and gold, money manager Alex Merk told attendees at FreedomFest here. Central bank policies are a key reason for investors to consider currency investing as a way to avoid the risk of equity markets, especially in the United States, said Merk, who is president and chief investment officer of Merk Investments LLC., of Palo Alto, Calif. With the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank’s policies artificially lifting the economy, inflation is starting to rise along with the risk...
  • Fourth of July weekend toll: 82 shot, 14 of them fatally, in Chicago

    07/12/2014 12:13:10 PM PDT · by dennisw · 25 replies
    chicagotribune ^ | 2014-07-07 | Peter Nickeas
    For 10 minutes, it seemed like the shooting was everywhere in the South Chicago neighborhood. It started when someone shot and wounded a couple, then two people fired at the shooter, then there was a chase and shots exchanged and a man sitting on a porch was hit. Responding officers kept cutting each other off on their radios as they reported other gunfire in the area late Sunday night and early Monday morning. Then the heavy equipment rolled in: A helicopter and SUVs packed with lockers of rifles. SWAT teams in green coveralls patrolled the streets with uniformed officers. It...
  • The Best Worst President Ever (Suicide-prevention meds required!)

    07/12/2014 12:11:11 PM PDT · by SuperLuminal · 38 replies
    Hearst Connecticut Media Group - Newstimes ^ | July 12, 2014 | Mark Morford
    “Obama is the worst thing to ever happen to this country,” declares the wealthy, rakish, silver-haired Newport Beach white guy to his small group of perfectly tanned 50-something females sitting just a few feet away from us at a stunning restaurant patio overlooking the sun-kissed California coastline, just off of Highway 1, as he sipped his pinot and adjusted his wraparound Ray Bans, flush from the economy’s spectacular recovery that has benefitted his exact demographic most of all, stroking his purebred dog and taking various selfies with their $500 phones, oblivious to the furious swirls of irony and hypocrisy fluttering...
  • Mexican Cartels Buying Afghan Heroin

    07/12/2014 11:59:39 AM PDT · by mgist · 26 replies
    Banderas News ^ | 7/12/14 | PVNN
    Mexican Cartels Buying Afghan Heroin PVNN More Sharing ServicesShareShare on facebookShare on twitterShare on googleShare on myspace Mexican cartels have established business alliances with gangs operating in places like Afganistán and Turkey, in order to obtain and smuggle drugs to supply Europe and North America, according to investigator Edgardo Buscaglia, a fellow at the Autonomous Technological Institute of Mexico (ITAM). In an interview with EL UNIVERSAL, Buscaglia confirmed that Mexican narcotraffickers operate like multinational emissaries "to establish contacts and place operatives that can deal with the Turkish and Indian criminal organizations in order to facilitate the production and sale of...
  • Nursing home refused to allow Muslim worker to wear hijab, government lawsuit alleges

    07/12/2014 11:29:10 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 36 replies
    http://www.mcknights.com ^ | july 9, 2014 | stephanie h. kim
    An Alabama nursing home is being sued after it allegedly refused to allow a Muslim worker to wear a hijab on the job, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission last week.  Shadescrest Health Care Center hired Tracy Martin as a certified nursing assistant in August 2012, according to the lawsuit. Martin reportedly wore the hijab on Aug. 9 and was told to “remove the head covering or be subject to termination,” according to the government'spress release published Monday. Martin filed a discrimination charge with the EEOC and was fired weeks after Shadescrest received notice of...
  • Here Are The Cities Where Middle-Class Homebuyers Are Screwed

    07/12/2014 10:44:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/12/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ
    It's really hard for a middle class family to buy a house along the California coast.Real estate research and marketplace site Zillow routinely calculates an index of housing affordability. First, they use a proprietary statistical model to estimate housing values in a metropolitan area. Then, they calculate the monthly mortgage payment for a median price house in each metro area. Finally, they calculate the percentage of the median monthly income for each metro area needed to pay that mortgage payment.For example, Zillow's estimate for the median home price in Abilene, TX during the first quarter of 2014 was $98,600. After...
  • Obama nominated for an Emmy -- yes, really

    07/12/2014 10:17:09 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 22 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | author not listed
    President Obama and HealthCare.gov are in the running for an Emmy this awards season. Obama’s satirical interview with comedian Zach Galifianakis on the web series “Between Two Ferns” was nominated Thursday for an Emmy Award in the Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment category.
  • Edn Run: UAW decides to skip election and form union at VW anyway

    07/12/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/12/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I just returned from another trip to Tennessee where I was able to catch up with a few folks from the Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga and see how things were developing. The conversations there had shifted quite a bit from earlier in the year when the vote regarding UAW unionization was raging, and recent reports make it clear that the big auto union isn’t going to be content with licking their wounds from their recent loss. As Ed reported back in April, the UAW had withdrawn their request for a hearing before the National Labor Relations Board, which some...
  • How low can someone go? (Murietta Border Crossing Chaos: From Fox News 11

    07/12/2014 10:08:26 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Fox News 11 via Youtube ^ | 7/12/2014 | marmurphy76
    Lupillo Rivera being spit on by a protestor. [Fox News 11 reported this?]
  • Are Glenn Beck and Company Funding Lawlessness in the Name of Jesus?

    07/12/2014 10:07:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/12/2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Glenn Beck has set up Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help illegals coming into the United States. He’s already raised $600,000.Beck stated that Obama would not have to step in and ask for $3.7 billion if private charities would pick up the slack and give to the swarm of illegals crossing the border. Is he kidding?  Do we really need more churches and non-profits enabling this blatant attack on America? Rich people and liberal elite billionaires have no skin in the game when it comes to the consequences of illegal immigration so what do they care?...
  • Obama Muslim Support Logical Expression of Identity Politics

    07/12/2014 10:02:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | John Ransom
    Just in time for his Lame Duckness to become even lamer than previously thought, a new poll shows that Obama has wrapped up a solid three-quarters of the all-important Muslim on the street vote. “Seventy-two percent of U.S. Muslims approved of the job President Barack Obama was doing as president during the first six months of 2014,” says Gallup, “higher than any other U.S. religious group Gallup tracks.” So there’s that. If you’re Muslim, what’s not to like? Oil prices are keeping the petrodollars rolling into a multitude of mostly Muslim but uniformly corrupt states not starting with “United” that...
  • The Nuclear Option: With Immigration, Obama Lets A Crisis Go To Waste

    07/12/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT · by Resettozero · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jul 2014, 7:45 AM PDT | by CHARLES HURT
    Whatever happened to the Obama administration’s guiding principle never to let a serious crisis go to waste? Ex-White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel pronounced this shockingly brazen political principle before a group of Wall Street executives in November 2008. He said this even before President Obama took office. It was after that historic election, a time when the president was riding high on a wave of good will and political euphoria that few American politicians have ever enjoyed. It was also a time when the president’s party controlled both chambers of Congress and could have approved just about any...
  • You May Now Kiss The…Spouse? California Law Just Axed Marriage As We Know It

    07/12/2014 9:47:27 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 21 replies
    http://www.westernjournalism.com ^ | July 10, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    Following a Supreme Court ruling last year that effectively silenced the voice of California voters hoping to protect the institution of traditional marriage, Gov. Jerry Brown is taking steps to enshrine his state’s new ‘right’ to recognize same-sex unions. Despite the fact that a majority of Californians voted – in 2000 and 2008 – to limit the definition of marriage to a bond between one man and one woman, state and federal judges overturned the people’s expressed wishes to enforce a social agenda. Brown announced this week that, in response to this win for the homosexual lobby, the terms ‘husband’...
  • Oil Prices Likely to Keep Falling as US Output Booms

    07/12/2014 8:48:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    moneynews.com ^ | 7/12/2014 | unknown
    New U.S. pipelines and a revival in Libyan supply are increasing the likelihood that oil prices will slump through year-end after climbing in the first six months. Wall Street analysts tracked by Bloomberg predict West Texas Intermediate oil, the U.S. benchmark, will average $100 a barrel in the fourth quarter, down 5.1 percent from June 30, while Brent drops 4.8 percent to $107. Violence in Iraq sent Brent to $115.71 in June, its highest level since September, on concern supplies would be disrupted.
  • Pro-Life Doctor Faces Persecution After Refusing to Do Abortion on Disabled Baby

    07/12/2014 8:41:19 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies
    Life News ^ | January 7, 2014 | Natalia Dueholm
    The most recent case in Poland’s abortion wars will test the country’s conscience.The case centers around Professor Bogdan Chazan, one of Poland’s top doctors and director of the Holy Family Hospital in Warsaw (Szpital im. Świętej Rodziny). Chazan came under firelast month when he refused to perform an abortion on a deformed baby who had been conceived in vitro in a fertility clinic. Instead of an abortion, Chazan offered medical advice for the mother, hospital care before, during and after the pregnancy, and perinatal hospice care for the child.Although Polish law permits abortion of sick babies until viability, it does...
  • The Bear Is a Little Too Loose

    07/12/2014 8:38:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | Jim Geraghty
    The following is transcribed from intercepted U.S. Secret Service radio communications. Really, trust us. Unidentified Secret Service Agent One: Gnawhide One to Formaldehyde Two. The bear is loose. Repeat, the bear is loose. Over. Unidentified Secret Service Agent Two: Check that, Gnawhide One. If you’re referring to the president, please remember that POTUS’s code name is “Renegade.” USSA1: POTUS and Valerie Jarrett have made clear he wants to be called “The Bear” now.
  • Lone Ranger actor's outfit up for auction in Texas

    07/12/2014 8:21:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/11/2014 | unknown
    The auction house says that after retiring from television, Moore made appearances in character at events including fairs. His outfit included a powder-blue shirt and pants, red kerchief, Stetson hat, boots, a gun belt and Colt pistols.
  • Supply Side Contraceptives

    07/12/2014 8:08:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Paul Krugman and others on the left routinely sneer at the idea that you can actually increase government revenues by cutting tax rates. (Turns out most of the time you can’t, but in some cases you can.) But there is a similar myth on the left. It’s the idea that by spending more money on health you can reduce overall health care costs. According to The New York Times, President Obama is using that idea to support free contraceptives for women: The Obama administration says the cost of providing contraceptives will be offset by savings that result from greater use...
  • 5 Reasons Liberal Attacks On The Redskins Are Dumb

    07/12/2014 7:50:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | John Hawkins
    There was a time when you could afford to ignore insane ideas in America, but these days you can barely manage to blurt out, "Nobody can be that stupid," before some liberal starts calling for them to be made into laws on MSNBC. So it is with the demands that the Redskins change their name, but this time 50 Democrat senators and bureaucrats at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are tagging along with the Left-Wing loon patrol. That really shouldn't surprise anyone because it has become the standard modus operandi for liberals. Pick a group of people (In this...
  • And the 2014 Woman of the Year Award Goes to….

    07/12/2014 7:42:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Rachel Williams
    Yesterday, the Clare Booth Luce Policy Institute honored Townhall.com News Editor Katie Pavlich as the 2014 Woman of the Year. The Institute was founded in 1993 to help organize and prepare conservative women for leadership. They hold close to their mission of promoting and instilling the importance of moral values, strength of character, personal integrity and a strong work ethic. Just as Pavlich similarly works tirelessly to communicate the value of hard work, conservative values, free-market principles and mentoring young women. As Ann Coulter explains, “Without organizations like the Luce Policy Institute sending speakers like me out to campuses, those...
  • Illegals Walk In

    07/12/2014 7:24:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    Wouldn’t $3.7 Billion better be used to build a concrete wall across the border of the United States? The fence that the American people were promised when President George W. Bush signed the Secure Fence Act of 2006 saying “This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform." The Fence Act passed the Senate 80-19 and approved $1.2 billion to be used to build a physical barrier more then 700 miles along the Mexico-United States border. Therefore, with 3x the budget being spent to...
  • UKRAINE: UPDATE- Fr Tikhon Sergey Kulbaka abducted & held by Pro-Russian Separatists

    07/12/2014 7:08:08 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 3 replies
    Dear brothers and sisters, from now on this [Facebook] page is controlled by the friends of Father Tikhon. https://www.facebook.com/arkhimtikhon He is still in captivity, we are 100% sure that this page is read by those who hold Fr. Tikhon in captivity. We turn to them and ask for Christ's sake to release our priest. So PLEASE write here what you feel about this situation. Still we ask you all to continue to pray for the health of Father Tikhon and his early/speedy release. #SaveFatherTikhon
  • President Obama: Muslim Hero

    07/12/2014 7:02:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 7/11/2014 | JEFF CROUERE
    According to a six month Gallup survey, President Obama is very popular with only one group of Americans, Muslims, registering an astounding 72 percent approval rating. It is a much different story among all Americans as the President scores a weak 43 percent approval rating. This new data is from a survey of Americans with religious affiliations that compiled information from 88,000 interviews over the January 1-June 30, 2014 time period. Among all Americans, even Muslims, the President's approval rating has dropped between five and seven percentage points in the past six months compared to his five year average. Whereas...
  • Coldest Antarctic June Ever Recorded

    07/12/2014 6:34:49 AM PDT · by Stevenc131 · 24 replies
    Watts Up With That ^ | 7/12/2014 | Eric Worral
    Antarctica continues to defy the global warming script, with a report from Meteo France, that June this year was the coldest Antarctic June ever recorded, at the French Antarctic Dumont d’Urville Station. June this year also broke the June daily minimum temperature record, with a new record low of -34.9c (-30.8F).
  • Are Beck and Company Funding Lawlessness in the Name of Jesus

    07/12/2014 6:23:34 AM PDT · by opentalk · 229 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 12, 2014 | M. Catharine Evans
    Glenn Beck has set up Mercury One Children and Family Border Relief Fund to help illegals coming into the United States. He’s already raised $600,000. Beck stated that Obama would not have to step in and ask for $3.7 billion if private charities would pick up the slack and give to the swarm of illegals crossing the border.Is he kidding?  Do we really need more churches and non-profits enabling this blatant attack on America? Rich people and liberal elite billionaires have no skin in the game when it comes to the consequences of illegal immigration so what do they care?It’s the working...
  • The Latest Threat to Evangelical Support for Israel

    07/12/2014 4:31:39 AM PDT · by rhema · 13 replies
    The Tower Magazine ^ | July 2014 | Luke Moon
    Conservative Christians have generally been known for their enthusiastic support for the Jewish state. But a new movement of young activists is seeking to change that.In 2010, a film was released that perfectly encapsulated the erosion of Evangelical Christian support for Israel. The film, With God on Our Side, featured a young man learning about the Palestinian struggle and coming to see Israel not as evidence of God’s faithfulness, but as a mean and heartless nation enabled by American Evangelicals who have embraced Zionist ideology. The film’s narrative of peace-loving Palestinians mistreated by heartless Israelis and their Christian Zionist supporters...
  • Gun violence is a crisis in public health

    07/12/2014 4:17:41 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 76 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 12 july 2014 | Eugene Kane
    When a major American city such as Chicago reports 82 people shot and 14 killed over a violent holiday weekend, it's time to take notice. Describing some parts of the inner city as "the Wild, Wild West" or "an urban war zone" to make a point about lawlessness just doesn't cut it anymore. It's time to call it what it is: an epidemic of gun violence as deadly as any infectious disease or plague that any health professional can imagine. When Mallory O'Brien, executive director of the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission, looks at the levels of gun violence in cities...
  • Homosexuals Destroy Israeli Messianic Business [in Israel!]

    07/12/2014 3:51:22 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 74 replies
    Israel Today ^ | June 27, 2014 | David Lazarus
    The Jerusalem District Court has ordered Moshav Yad Hashmonah, a community of Messianic Jews and Evangelical Christians, to pay compensation to two lesbians after it refused to host a same-sex wedding reception. "We knew we were breaking the law. Somebody needed to do it." says Ayelet Ronen, general secretary for the village. Judge Moshe Yoad Cohen upheld a lower court ruling that the Moshav violated a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. During the trial, representatives of the Moshav quoted from both Old and New Testaments. "We do not hate homosexuals or lesbians. We love them. We simply told...
  • Tracy Morgan sues Wal-Mart for crash that killed 1

    07/12/2014 2:39:03 AM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    MSN (AP) ^ | 7/12/2014 | AP
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over last month's highway crash that seriously injured him and killed a fellow comedian. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in New Jersey, claims Wal-Mart was negligent when a driver of one of its tractor-trailers rammed into Morgan's limousine van. The complaint claims the retail giant should have known the driver had been awake for over 24 hours, and that his commute of 700 miles from his home in Georgia to work in Delaware was "unreasonable." It also alleges the driver fell asleep at the wheel. "As a result...
  • New York Young Republicans Censor Article on Gay Flag Flying At U.S. Embassies

    07/11/2014 11:48:11 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 7 replies
    TCS News ^ | July 12, 2014 | William Michael
    Nevermind for the moment that I have been posting – for the last year or so – sourced, circumstantial evidence that the United States has a dirty deal with Qatar and the Muslim Brotherhood, and by extension, IS[IS]. Nevermind that I provided sourced evidence that NATO contracts with heroin smugglers for the Taliban, through the Pakistani National Logistics Cell. I was asked by the President of this club to self-censor, and remove the article. I received an email requesting this, but was not near a computer. By the time I got home, at which point I could respond to the...
  • UMich Libertarian Students Prevail in Lawsuit Alleging Political Discrimination

    07/11/2014 10:38:33 PM PDT · by bamahead · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | July 11, 2014 | Robby Soave
    College campuses often seem culturally biased against non-liberals. But in some cases, political bias so deeply and obviously pervades official campus policy that no one can even defend it when challenged. On that front, the Young Americans for Liberty declared victory in their legal battle with the University of Michigan after administrators agreed to pay out $14,000 and revise discriminatory funding policies. Last year, YAL asked the university for $1,000 to bring anti-affirmative action activist Jennifer Gratz to speak on campus. UM collects mandatory fees from all students and uses them to subsidize events hosted by recognized student groups. But...
  • Drug charges dropped against prominent Leesburg businessman

    07/11/2014 9:24:19 PM PDT · by VanShuyten · 11 replies
    LoudounTimes.com ^ | Jul. 10, 2014 | Crystal Owens
    Drug charges against a prominent Leesburg businessman were dropped today prior to a preliminary hearing in Loudoun County General District Court due to a lack of evidence. Thomas C. Watson, 41, was arrested March 19 on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession with intent to distribute after police said a package with oxycodone and MDMA was delivered to his Leesburg home. ... “He did not accept the packages - in fact he rejected them. He wrote on the packages 'Return to Sender' and 'Wrong Recipient.' They were placed in his car to take to the post office...
  • Latino Comedian Shocks CNN Anchor With His Comments on Illegal Aliens (Video)

    07/11/2014 8:55:51 PM PDT · by montag813 · 55 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 07-11-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsMexican-born comedian Paul Rodriguez stunned the CNN panel on illegal immigration when he advocated for DEPORTING illegal aliens who have flooded the border in recent months. Anchor Don Lemon embarrassed himself by suggesting that  legal immigrants (meaning Hispanics) like Rodriguez can’t possibly be against illegal immigration. Wow, he really did go there. Rodriguez would have none of it, even taking on a priest who was advocating for mass amnesty. Way to go, Paul! WATCH:
  • Business wants immigration reform. Why? Because they can't find enough workers

    07/11/2014 7:42:28 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 117 replies
    As the nation deals with an immigration crisis at its borders, businesses are stepping up their calls for reform. The Obama administration is desperately trying to deal with the influx of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. The crisis may deflect Congress' attention away from doing anything meaningful over the nation's immigration laws, said Thomas Donohue, CEO of the Chamber of Commerce, which represents the largest U.S. businesses. But the group still renewed its push for immigration reform.
  • Obama's Law Professor: ‘I Wouldn’t Bet’ on Obamacare Surviving the Next Legal Challenge

    07/11/2014 7:34:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/11/2014 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama’s old Harvard Law professor, Laurence Tribe, said that he “wouldn’t bet the family farm” on Obamacare’s surviving the legal challenges to an IRS rule about who is eligible for subsidies that are currently working their way through the federal courts. “I don’t have a crystal ball,” Tribe told the Fiscal Times. “But I wouldn’t bet the family farm on this coming out in a way that preserves Obamacare.” The law’s latest legal problem is that, as written, people who enroll in Obamacare through the federal exchange aren’t eligible for subsidies. The text of the law only provides subsidies...