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  • American Sniper film 'behind rise in anti-Muslim threats'

    01/25/2015 5:16:18 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    BBC News ^ | January 25, 2015
    The release of the film American Sniper has led to an increase in threats against Muslims in the US, according to an Arab-American civil rights group. The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has written to director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. Their film is based on US soldier Chris Kyle's service in Iraq from 2003-09. The ADC said a "majority of the violent threats we have seen over the past few days are result of how Arab and Muslims are depicted in American Sniper". The organisation, which describes itself as the largest Arab civil rights organisation in the US, said...
  • 'American Sniper' Is Almost Too Dumb to Criticize (Beyond horrible)

    01/25/2015 12:32:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Reader Supported News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone
    I saw American Sniper last night, and hated it slightly less than I expected to. Like most Clint Eastwood movies – and I like Clint Eastwood movies for the most part – it's a simple, well-lit little fairy tale with the nutritional value of a fortune cookie that serves up a neatly-arranged helping of cheers and tears for target audiences, and panics at the thought of embracing more than one or two ideas at any time. It's usually silly to get upset about the self-righteous way Hollywood moviemakers routinely turn serious subjects into baby food. Film-industry people angrily reject the...
  • Seth Rogen versus Sarah Palin: Is 'American Sniper' pro-war or patriotic?

    01/24/2015 8:00:33 PM PST · by PreciousLiberty · 43 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | JANUARY 20, 2015 | Peter Grier
    Is “American Sniper” a hugely divisive American phenomenon? That’s the impression you’d get from reading a lot of pundits’ just-baked hot takes about the wildly popular Clint Eastwood-directed flick. [snip] Mr. Moore tweeted that his uncle was killed by a sniper in World War II and that he’d been raised to believe snipers “cowards.” Mr. Rogen, fresh off the international incident created by his North Korean movie “The Interview,” opined that “American Sniper” reminded him of a fake film that’s showing near the end of the Quentin Tarantino’s World War II movie “Inglourious Basterds.” That film showed a German sniper...
  • Prejudiced Justices? AFA calls on Ginsberg, Kagan to recuse themselves from marriage equality ruling

    01/24/2015 7:51:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Dallas Voice ^ | 01/20/2015 | Tammye Nash
    The American Family Association has called on U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan to recuse themselves from the marriage equality cases the court announced last Friday (Jan. 16), that it will be hearing appeals on, likely in April. Ginsberg and Kagan should not participate in the hearing, AFA President Tim Wildmon has declared, because they have both officiated as same-sex weddings, according to reports by the UK LGBT news site Pink News. SCOTUS announced Friday that the court will accept appeals on four marriage equality cases — from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The four cases...
  • 7 Reasons Why Liberals Are Incapable of Understanding The World

    01/24/2015 7:47:49 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-23-11 | John Hawkins
    To understand the workings of American politics, you have to understand this fundamental law: Conservatives think liberals are stupid. Liberals think conservatives are evil. — Charles Krauthammer Even liberals who've accomplished a lot in their lives and have high IQs often say things on a regular basis that are stunningly, profoundly stupid and at odds with the way the world works. Modern liberalism has become so bereft of common sense and instinctually suicidal that America can only survive over the long haul by thwarting the liberal agenda. In fact, liberalism has become such a toxic and poisonous philosophy that most...
  • Police: Third person dies after shooting at Nebraska party

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

    01/24/2015 5:54:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2015 | Roger L. Simon
    Remember how Richard Nixon told us to watch what he does, not what he says? Good advice. Well, Barack Obama — our POTUS who makes Nixon and Clinton seem like Diogenes — thinks like a postmodern agnostic, professes to be a Christian, but acts like a Shiite. During Obama’s presidency the influence of Ayatollah Khamenei’s Iranian Shiite regime has spread across the world like the proverbial wildfire, reaching from North Africa into Iraq, Lebanon (via Hezbollah), Syria (via Assad whose red line on chemical weapons famously faded into invisibility), Gaza (via improved relations with Hamas) and now into Yemen (via...
  • 200,000 March for Life – Networks Give them 15 Seconds

    01/24/2015 5:34:53 PM PST · by Morgana · 11 replies
    mrc.org ^ | 1/23/2015 | Katie Yoder
    ABC, CBS and NBS covered sex scandal, prehistoric shark instead. On Jan 22, 200,000 people descended on Washington, D.C. for the annual March for Life, commemorating the 57 million babies destroyed since 1973’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision. Of the three broadcast networks, only CBS mentioned the 2015 March for Life, allotting it just 15 seconds. That’s one second for every 13,000 people who put work and school aside and traveled from as far away as the West Coast. It’s one second for every 3.8 million babies aborted in the last 42 years. What’s more, CBS’s coverage was part...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ THE GREATEST ~ 25 January 2015

    01/24/2015 5:03:33 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 82 replies
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  • Millions of German workers in poverty

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

    01/24/2015 4:07:54 PM PST · by lbryce · 32 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | January 22, 2015 | Staff
    President Obama: “I will tell you peoples’ hearts have opened up on this issue, I think people know that treating folks unfairly, even if you disagree with their lifestyle choice, the fact of the matter is they’re not bothering you. Let them live their lives and under the law they should be treated equally." You Tube Interview With President GayLove
  • NUMBER ONE WITH A BULLET (Who is the murder capital of the world? Per Capita)

    01/24/2015 2:32:21 PM PST · by Vendome · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/23/2015 | Bill Whittle
    The USA has, by far, the highest per capita gun ownership in the world. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capitol of Planet Earth. But we're not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.
  • 724 Hospitals Have Lost Medicare Funding For Avoidable Complications

    01/24/2015 1:27:06 PM PST · by LucyT · 51 replies
    The Inquisitor ^ | January 24, 2015 | Staff
    Nationally, 724 hospitals have had their Medicare funding reduced after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services found that each had high rates of potentially avoidable “hospital-acquired conditions,” including falls, bed sores, and certain infections, including ventilator acquired pneumonia and catheter-associated urinary tract infections. CMS scored hospitals on the prevalence of three risk factors to their Medicare population patients: central line bloodstream infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, and serious complications, a catch-all group made up of eight types of injuries, including blood clots, falls, and bed sores. Funding can be reinstated for hospitals whose scores improve in the targeted areas.
  • Pupils Tune Up For Pipe Band Competition

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

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

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

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

    01/24/2015 11:05:36 AM PST · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | January 23, 2015 | Tom Fitton
    Another Benghazi Cover-UpObama Administration Violates Obamacare Judicial Watch Exposes Government Cover-Up and Media Hypocrisy Another Benghazi Cover-Up Contrary to what the Obama administration had initially claimed in its public comments, top U.S. diplomatic officials knew the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, was under terrorist attack on September 11, 2012. This is big. In testimony before the U.S. House Oversight Committee on October 10, 2012, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charles Lamb let the cat out of the bag. Apparently, the agents within the Diplomatic Security Commander Center in Washington, D.C., knew that U.S. embassy personnel were under a terrorist attack...
  • Tide turning in Ebola fight after hard lessons

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

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

    01/24/2015 10:31:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 01/24/2015 | Lauren Clark
    At Arizona State University (ASU), students can now learn about the “problem of whiteness” in America. The public university is offering an English class to its students this semester called “Studies in American Literature/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness.” According to the class description on ASU’s website, students will be reading The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Critical Race Theory, Everyday Language of White Racism, Playing in the Dark, and The Alchemy of Race and Rights. At time of publication, 18 students were enrolled in the course offered at ASU’s Tempe campus. Students can receive three credits for...
  • Scientists move Doomsday Clock: Global warming apparently an imminent threat

    01/24/2015 10:26:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/24/2015 | Rick Moran
    A hundred years from now, if we're all dead because of global warming, scientists have my permission to spit on my grave. But that's 100 years in the future. So why did the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists move their iconic Doomsday Clock 2 minutes closer to midnight and cite global warming as a major reason? The proliferation and modernization of nukes I can understand. Human civilization can be destroyed in half an hour if there was a large scale nuclear exchange. But by the time the terrible effects of global warming are supposedly to be felt to the fullest, you...
  • What Bobby Jindal Gets about Islam — and Most People Still Don't

    01/24/2015 10:23:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Footballs are deflating, the president is detached from reality, the Saudi king is deceased, and the sharia state next door, Yemen, is descending into bloody chaos. With mere anarchy loosed upon the world, it would be easy to miss the fact that, in England this week, Bobby Jindal gave as important and compelling a speech as has been delivered in years about America — our leadership role on the world stage, our preservation as a beacon of liberty. In the birthplace of the Magna Carta, it has nonetheless become legally risky to speak with candor (even when quoting Churchill)....
  • Cuba and Taiwan: Which of these two island nations should the West recognize?

    01/24/2015 10:18:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2015 | Josh Gelernter
    n the president’s State of the Union speech, he patted himself on the back for establishing diplomatic ties with Cuba’s dictators — a decision, he said, that has “extend[ed] the hand of friendship to the Cuban people.” Never mind that the Cuban people have no say in the government up to which Mr. Obama is cozying — but if the president is in a friendly mood, there’s a different island nation that could really use American diplomatic ties. One whose government derives its power from the consent of the governed. It’s time we re-recognized Taiwan. We have no official diplomatic...
  • Family of Man Killed By Police in South Jersey Tells Al Sharpton to Stay Out of It

    01/24/2015 9:46:59 AM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    phillymag.com ^ | JANUARY 23, 2015 | VICTOR FIORILLO |
    As tensions mount over the December 30th shooting of 36-year-old Jerame Reid by police in Bridgeton, New Jersey, Reid’s family is saying thanks but no thanks to Reverend Al Sharpton.
  • Cheap Laughs: A Weekly Review of the NY Times

    01/24/2015 9:31:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Mark Nuckols
    I have been a loyal reader of the New York Times for decades, and I rely upon The Grey Lady for the news. Although it is the flagship paper of American Liberalism, it is also the paper of record, and at least in their international reporting their reporters usually get the facts straight. But the editorial pages of the Times are an entirely different story. I read the op-eds neither for edification nor for enlightenment (as their authors surely expect I should) but rather for cheap laughs. And in that spirit I want to offer Townhall readers a weekly...
  • The ‘House Rich” movement, and the woe of aftermath

    01/24/2015 9:26:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Nick Sorrentino
    Where I live they are building houses again. The neighborhood beside me should have been built 5 years ago and finally the bulldozers are in motion again. But don’t call it a recovery. There is no vibrance in the market. Just a subset of people escaping places like California with solid state jobs at the University.But even here there is concern. 2 years ago the builders began again, thinking the market had finally turned. But after a brief uptick things settled down again. The all cash buyers disappeared and all that was left were regular people who actually needed mortgages.And getting...
  • “Islam-on-Christian Persecution Around the World”

    01/24/2015 9:19:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jack Kerwick
    Since at least the time of the outset of the Iraq War—and quite possibly well before then—there has been much debate among those to the right over why Islamic militants have set their sights upon America and the West. George W. Bush expressed the consensus among most Republican politicians and commentators when he remarked that they hate us because of our values. Ron Paul, in contrast, represents most libertarians when he attributes to America’s enemies a hatred of, not American liberties, but American foreign policy. Both groups are both right and wrong. For failing to see this, they argue past...
  • Come Now, Let Us Reason Together: An Open Letter to the Pro-Life Movement

    01/24/2015 9:13:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Steve Deace
    For the past several years there has been a divisive tactical debate within our movement that essentially boils down to this question: how much should we compromise what we believe on behalf of political expediency? I have been an active participant in this debate. In fact, IÂ’ve been on all sides of it over the years as my views have changed. But I must admit that at times my passion for this issue has gotten the better of me, and I havenÂ’t always been respectful of my fellow pro-lifers who disagreed with me. IÂ’ve also been on the receiving end...
  • Tsunamis Most Often Come Without Warning

    01/24/2015 9:05:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Browne
    On Thursday, January 15th, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) discontinued its three year effort to maintain its minimum currency floor of the Swiss franc. In a single day the move sent the Swiss Franc (SWF) climbing a massive 21% against the U.S. dollar and 41% against the euro. The move sent shockwaves of unprecedented ferocity through the massive foreign exchange (FX) market, which is by far the largest, and most highly levered, trading market in the world. The monetary tsunami threatened both FX participants and even their brokers. But more importantly, even as the rest of Europe looks to suffocate...
  • "World Running Out of Positive-Yield Bonds"

    01/24/2015 8:58:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Mike Shedlock
    In the wake of ECB's €60 billion a month QE madness (see "QE already Working" Says IMF Lagarde; Ho-Hum Details Announced; Gold the Place to Be), one might be wondering what it may do to European bond yields. German 10-Year Bond Yield image: http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-of_KecAryfU/VMKLTNvRyfI/AAAAAAAAcFk/6Kswiqag_hg/s400/German%2B10-Year%2Bbond%2Byield.png click on chart for sharper image Since September of 2013, yield on the German 10-year bond has plunged from around 2% to 0.367%. ECB Risks German Bonds Mismatch Exceeding 100 Billion Euros With €720 billion annual asset purchases, a huge portion of the bonds the ECB buys will be German. Bloomberg explains ECB Risks German Bonds...
  • Strangelove and the End of the World

    01/24/2015 8:51:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Charles Payne
    The conflicting messages from Wall Street and the end of the world collided Thursday. Wall Street’s Odd Way of Showing LoveVirtually, all firms on the street are bullish in 2015 for a variety of reasons that include economic momentum, wage growth, an accommodative Fed (even a rate hike would be infinitesimal), and a strong dollar.Yet, every single day this year, there have been more stock downgrades than upgrades. In fact, year-to- date, it is almost a two to one ratio. This morning, the ratio was almost 4 to 1, with only 11 upgrades. Analyst Rating Changes Yesterday Year to Date Upgrades...
  • Are Easy-Money Policies an Obstacle to Genuinely Needed Pro-Growth Reforms?

    01/24/2015 8:42:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Everyone, it seems, is worried about global economic stagnation.And there is good reason to be concerned. Europe is in the doldrums. Japan is stagnant. The developing world is hampered by intervention, corruption, and absence of property rights. And the United States is stumbling through an abnormally weak recovery.But what’s the solution to this economic malaise?The international economic policymaking elite seems to think easy money is the right elixir. The Wall Street Journaleditorial page is underwhelmed by this approach. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi announced a plan to buy what amounts to €50 billion ($56.84 billion) a month in government bonds...
  • How the CIA made Google

    01/24/2015 7:58:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 71 replies
    Medium ^ | Nafeez Ahmed
    The United States intelligence community funded, nurtured and incubated Google as part of a drive to dominate the world through control of information. Seed-funded by the NSA and CIA,Google was merely the first among a plethora of private sector start-ups co-opted by US intelligence to retain ‘information superiority.’ The origins of this ingenious strategy trace back to a secret Pentagon-sponsored group, that for the last two decades has functioned as a bridge between the US government and elites across the business, industry, finance, corporate, and media sectors. The group has allowed some of the most powerful special interests in corporate...
  • Carl's Jr Super Bowl Ad Cooks Controversy

    01/24/2015 7:30:28 AM PST · by null and void · 120 replies
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  • Methane Deceptions

    01/24/2015 6:27:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Paul Driessen
    First they came for the coal mining and power plant industry, and most people did not speak out because they didn’t rely on coal, accepted Environmental Protection Agency justifications at face value, or thought EPA’s war on coal would benefit them. In fact, Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon gave the Sierra Club $26 million, and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave the Club $50 million, to help it wage a Beyond Coal campaign. The Sierra Club later claimed its efforts forced 142 U.S. coal-fired power plants to close, raising electricity rates, threatening grid reliability, and costing thousands of jobs...
  • French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a ‘significant victory’

    01/24/2015 5:54:53 AM PST · by ilovesarah2012 · 16 replies
    wideawakenews.com ^ | January 23, 2015
    A French court has handed out convictions for anti-gay hate crimes on Twitter for the first time, after three people used the hashtag “let’s burn the gays”. In what a major French LGBT rights group called a “significant victory”, three people were convicted in a Paris court this week after they accompanied tweets with hashtags including “let’s burn the gays on…“ or "#brűlonslesgayssurdu).” During the same period in August 2013, “#Lesgaysdoiventdisparaîtrecar”, or “gays must die because…”, was also trending. French LGBT charity Comité Idaho, which organises the nation’s International Day Against Homophobia, brought the case to court after it filed...
  • Life and Love on the March

    01/24/2015 5:43:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Kathryn Lopez
    "I wouldn't have even considered abortion if it weren't legal." A woman was speaking about her own experience in front of the Supreme Court on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the decision that made abortion legal in the United States. The rally was organized by a group called Silent No More. And as the young people who, on Jan. 22, flooded the nation's capital for March for Life, coming from North Dakota, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Florida, and all over the Northeast, got back on their buses to head home, her testimony echoed. This year, for...
  • A Tale of Two Black Political Prisoners Who Visited the U.S.

    01/24/2015 5:30:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    When a recently-freed political prisoner who was foreign and black (and a former communist terrorist by his own admission) visited the U.S. in 1990 to request economic and diplomatic sanctions against the segregationist government that jailed him the U.S. media and political establishment went absolutely bonkers with acclaim and adulation. “The hero of oppressed people everywhere!" (hailed ABC.) "A larger than life figure!" (gushed CNN) "A virtual symbol of freedom!" ( heralded CBS). "His name has a mystical quality--a worldwide hero!" (rhapsodized Dan Rather.) “A Hero in America!” (headlined Time magazine.) Other reports compared Nelson Mandela to the Pope, Jesus...
  • A Legacy of Retreat, Shame, and Betrayal

    01/24/2015 5:14:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | Karen and Billy Vaugn
    Tuesday’s State of the Union speech was yet another glaring reminder of just how out of touch our president seems to be with reality and the true threat of radical Islam on the West. Our son Aaron was a U.S. Navy SEAL. He’d seen the enemy our president refuses to acknowledge face-to-face. His heart had been seared by the blackness of those who exist solely to discharge the terror of Jihad not only on America, but the entire globe. After returning from a deployment in 2010, he uttered hauntingly clear words to his father, “Dad, they hate us, but they...
  • The Jerk(s) are Pouting

    01/24/2015 5:04:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Ransom
    Obama’s pouting again. The jerk’s in a snit because the media is finally being critical of Obama in a way nobody on the Left side of the aisle has ever been. It would be funny, if it weren’t so serious. “There was a general tone of suspended disbelief when he started talking about foreign policy,” said NBC’s Richard Engel in regard to Obama’s State of the Union Speech. “There are not a lot of success stories to be talking about in foreign policy right now. And the general tone, which was, moving on, starting again, starting a new chapter, moving...
  • Christians Are Hypocrites And God Bless Them For It

    01/24/2015 4:44:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2015 | John Hawkins
    All you then have to do is keep out of his mind the question, “If I, being what I am, can consider that I am in some sense a Christian, why should the different vices of those people in the next pew prove that their religion is mere hypocrisy and convention?” – C.S. LewisMoses murdered an Egyptian and hid his body in the sand. David had a loyal soldier killed in battle to cover up his infidelity with the man’s wife. Peter denied Christ three times before the cock crowed even though he knew He was the Messiah. These were...
  • Norway: The People's Revolution vs. The "Religion of Peace"

    01/24/2015 4:03:47 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 25 replies
    gatestoneinstitute.org ^ | January 24, 2015 | Bjorn Jansen
    In Norway's educational system, history is not a valued subject. It is included under either "Social Studies" or "Norwegian." Many Norwegians are therefore unaware how their society and democracy were formed, or of the enormous prices paid to attain them. Recent generations seem to take them for granted. Norway's education system is also permeated with an idealistic vision of equality and a belief in cultural relativism: that everyone, every culture and every religion are of the same value. Schools and even preschools are obliged to work to wipe out class differences. The majority of teachers are idealists who believe in...
  • BILL MAHER BLASTS ‘AMERICAN SNIPER,’ CALLS CHRIS KYLE A ‘PSYCHOPATH PATRIOT’

    01/24/2015 4:03:00 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 65 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 1/24/15
    ....On Friday’s episode of his HBO series Real Time with Bill Maher, the outspoken satirist pondered whether Kyle was a “hero or not,” and revealed he’s decidedly anti-American Sniper. “Hurt Locker made $17 million because it was a little ambiguous, and thoughtful,” Maher said. “And this one was just, ‘American hero! He’s a psychopath patriot, and we love him.’”
  • David Gregory Arrest Affidavit: NBC Knew He Would Violate D.C. Gun Law

    01/23/2015 10:25:13 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 12 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | 1/23/15 | http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/01/23/david-gregory-arrest-affidavit-nbc-knew-he-would-viol
    After a long legal effort, transparency group and blog win document. In a nearly forgotten controversy David Gregory, then host of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” appeared on TV waving a 30-round ammunition magazine from the network’s District of Columbia studio. Gregory was aggressively interviewing the National Rifle Association’s Wayne LaPierre in December 2012, asking if it might be a good idea to ban the high-capacity magazines. His prop, ironically, violated a District of Columbia law making it illegal to possess an ammunition magazine - even an empty one - that holds more than 10 bullets.
  • Court: Judges can’t belong to Scouts due to gay ban

    01/23/2015 9:25:26 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 47 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 23, 2015 | Bob Egelko
    The state Supreme Court has voted to prohibit judges in California from belonging to the Boy Scouts because the 2.7 million-member youth organization bars gays and lesbians from becoming troop leaders.
  • Cornell graduate: 'White privilege' let me rebound from heroin arrest, earn degree

    01/23/2015 9:08:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Post-Standard ^ | January 23, 2015 | Ben Axelson
    Keri Lynn Blakinger after 2010 arrest.Keri Blakinger was arrested in December 2010 in possession of $50,000 worth of heroin. At age 26, the Cornell class of 2011 senior was suspended from the university and agreed to a plea deal with a two-and-a-half-year prison sentence. 21 months later, she was released, quickly hired at the Ithaca Times, and readmitted to Cornell. Last month, she graduated with a bachelor's degree in English, according to The Ithaca Voice. In a column for the Washington Post, she attributes her incredible rebound to one thing: White privilege. In an excerpt from her column, she describes...
  • Conservative Black Sheriff Applauds DOJ Darren Wilson Decision, Slams Rights Leaders [Freep Request]

    01/23/2015 8:55:53 PM PST · by walford · 10 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | NewsOne Staff
    A day after it was announced that the U.S. Department of Justice is unlikely to pursue a civil rights case against ex-Ferguson, Mo., Officer Darren Wilson, a Black conservative sheriff David Clarke (pictured) has applauded the decision and slammed civil rights leaders in a Fox News interview, according Mediaite. RELATED: Report: No Federal Charges To Be Filed Against Darren Wilson In Death Of Michael Brown Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke told “Fox & Friends” Thursday that the decision not to pursue a civil rights case against Wilson was vindication for the officer and an indictment against “race hustlers” like U.S. Attorney...
  • Gun Businesses Seek Ways To Survive While Denied Basic Business Services

    01/23/2015 8:24:56 PM PST · by paltz · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/15 | Kerry Picket
    LAS VEGAS — Josh Karrasch, a small business owner in Falls Church, Va., discovered quickly that making an honest living within the firearms industry does not prevent his bank account from being closed or from being kicked out of commercial real estate space. Despite favorable legal decisions, the popularity of concealed carry permits and a recent spike in firearm and ammunition sales, firearms business owners find they are being pressured out of business by being cut out of basic financial, real estate and advertising services. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released a report last month showing the Federal...
  • Obama Jets Off To Delhi As US and India Enter New Era of Goodwill [Expect H1B Avalanche?]

    01/23/2015 8:01:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 38 replies
    Guardina(UK) ^ | Dan Roberts and Jason Burke
    Obama Jets Off To Delhi As US and India Enter New Era of Goodwill US president to meet Indian prime minister Narendra Modi and attend the Republic Day parade, amid signs of growing diplomatic and cultural and warmth Dan Roberts and Jason Burke Friday 23 January 2015 Official relations between the world’s two largest democracies have come a long way since the new Indian prime minister Narendra Modi was once banned from entering the United States because of concerns over his human rights record. But when Barack Obama touches down in Delhi this weekend to celebrate the two countries’ burgeoning...