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  • Hotel chain in Britain removes Bibles from rooms

    08/18/2014 4:56:41 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 19 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | August 17, 2014
    The decision by one of Britain’s largest hotel chains to remove Bibles from its rooms has sparked complaints from Christians. Travelodge, which operates 500 hotels, says the Bibles were removed for “diversity reasons,” citing the country’s increasing multicultural influences, the Daily Mail reported. The chain reportedly said that despite the recent uproar, the decision to remove the Bibles was made in 2007. The company said in a statement that the move was designed so as “not to discriminate against any religion.” Now the Bibles, supplied by the Gideon Society, are available at the reception desks for guests to borrow. According...
  • Empty Pews, Bursting Mosques

    07/30/2014 2:01:47 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 16 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 30 July 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    Not many words are needed. Just compare the two pictures from the Mail Online, both taken at the end of last month, few hundred yards of each other in the East End of London. The top photo shows a Sunday morning service in the churche of St George-in-the-East on Cannon Street Road. Only 12 people attended the service. The photo at the bottom shows worshippers gathered for Friday midday prayers outside the mosque on the Brune Street Estate in Spitalfields. Since the mosque holds "only" 100 people - an enviable number for many churches -, the Muslim believers overflowed...
  • As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum

    07/19/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | July 19, 2014
    As The West Declines, Russia Fills The Vacuum The Coalition has no foreign policy and no solutions to offer in the growing chaos of a world without moral leadership By Janet Daley19 Jul 2014 Presumably there are at least a few politicians in the great Western capitals who have some idea of how to get a grip on the current global chaos. Perhaps at some point they will let us know what it is. At the moment, all that we are getting is banalities and obfuscation, which seem to be a cover for total panic. Apart from the obvious words...
  • Border Tsunami: Has GOP Forgotten How to Play Offense?

    07/15/2014 9:24:11 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 14, 2014 | J. Christian Adams
    Republicans have played defense on immigration for so long that they’ve forgotten how to play offense. The waves of aliens, the dead children washing up on the banks of the Rio Grande, the thousands of free airline tickets for reunions with stateside relatives — all of these things are happening because left-wing control of the levers of power has been met by Republican ineptitude. Shock and outrage at administration policies isn’t enough. The Republicans have provided no effective leadership in stopping the tsunami rolling north from Central America. But Republicans can control the issue, and the nation’s future, if they...
  • US fertility rate hits all-time low

    07/01/2014 3:26:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 57 replies
    Life News ^ | July 1, 2014 | Dustin Siggins
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Fertility rates in the United States are plummeting, driven primarily by non-Hispanic white women and Hispanic women who are bearing fewer children. In a report released on Thursday, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that non-Hispanic white Americans are dying at a faster rate than they are being born for the second time in American history. Hispanic women are having fewer children, partially due to how economic weakness has slowed immigration. Hispanics and whites make up approximately 80 percent of the nation's population, and their childbearing patterns weigh heavily on the nation's overall picture. Hispanics have seen their...
  • Closed Church gets New Life as Islamic Center (Yes, that's the headline)

    06/29/2014 6:36:59 PM PDT · by rabidralph · 37 replies
    Winona Daily News (Minnesota) ^ | June 29, 2014 | AP Staffer
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — One of the oldest Catholic churches in St. Paul had to close down because of a dwindling congregation, but it's been given new life as an Islamic community center. The Church of St. John parish, built in 1886, closed in 2013. It reopened Friday as the Darul-Uloom Islamic Center, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported (http://bit.ly/1z0o5In ). "There are a lot of East Africans in the area, and we want to give them a place to worship, a place to be educated, a community space," center spokesman Feisal M. Elmi said. The former church held...
  • Can Christianity In The West Endure?

    05/28/2014 5:36:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 28, 2014 | Ken Connor
    This week I write upon returning from a nine day trip with friends to England, where much of my visit centered on an examination the English Reformation. I was fortunate to be exposed to the lessons of history through two groups, Christian Heritage Cambridge and its spinoff, Christian Heritage London. These groups focus on reminding Britons and their guests of the influence of Christianity on Western civilization and inspiring and equipping Christians to demonstrate the reasonableness and transforming power of their faith. Since my wife and I worship in an Anglican Church here in the States, I was particularly interested...
  • 2010: Admiral: President Obama Gave Us Choice to Accept Gays in Military or Resign

    04/03/2014 12:20:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 318 replies
    Breitbart's Big Peace ^ | April 1, 2014 | AWR Hawkins
    Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said that in 2010 Obama told U.S. military leaders to accept his push for gays in the military, and that if they didn't, they could take the "opportunity to resign [their] commissions." Papp said these things in a video BuzzFeed obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. The video shows a speech Papp delivered to Coast Guard Academy cadets during which he was asked how he would deal with enforcing an order with which he didn't agree. He used the story of his 2010 meeting with Obama as an example of how service...
  • 5 Creative Ways Countries Tried to up Their Birth Rates

    03/30/2014 1:21:39 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    Mental Floss ^ | March 29, 2014 | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie
    With Denmark's birthrate at a 27-year low, a new ad campaign is asking Danes to get to work. Spies Travel wants Danes to book a romantic city holiday and Do It For Denmark. There are other ways to get people to make more people. Here are five strategies other countries have employed:1. Singapore: Lie Back and Think of Singapore. Singapore is aggressively tackling their low birth rate problem—with the help of mints.On August 9, 2012, the Singapore authorities partnered with mint-peddlers Mentos (“The Freshmaker”) to put together “National Night,” a campaign meant to encourage Singaporean couples to let their “patriotism...
  • Greenfield: Night Falls on Civilization

    03/30/2014 3:40:12 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 34 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, March 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, March 29, 2014 Night Falls on Civilization Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The World's Fair to Earth Hour marks the journey of a civilization across the sky from light into darkness. In our new post-civilizational time, we no longer celebrate human accomplishment by seeing a vision of the future, instead we turn off the bright lights of civilization and sit in the dark for an hour to atone for our electrical sins. Earth Hour stigmatizes human accomplishment as the root of all evils and treats the lack of accomplishment as an accomplishment. For all the...
  • Apostate The Men Who Killed the Christian West

    03/16/2014 6:34:41 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Apostatebook.com ^ | Kevin Swanson
    An Expose of the Men Responsible for the Decline and Fall of Western Civilization People Who Need to Read This Book: People who prefer A.D. to C.E. on their calendar. People who wonder how anybody in their right mind could approve of Nero's legacy of same-sex marriage, let alone 70% of the millennial generation. People who want their grandchildren to be Christians. People who are bothered by the fact that the most liberal part of society is the universities, and the most liberal part of the universities is the liberal arts department, and the most liberal part of the liberal...
  • Faith Rising in East, Setting in West? Europe and Christianity

    02/09/2014 5:48:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/08/2014 | Eric Metaxas
    If I asked you to describe the state of Christianity in Europe, you'd probably answer "not good." And there'd be ample reason to do so. Most of us are familiar with the depressing statistics regarding church attendance in Western Europe and Scandinavia. But there is more to Europe than Britain, France, and Sweden. And in Central and Eastern Europe, a different story is being written. This story was the subject of a recent First Things article by Filip Mazurczak. In it, Mazurczak reveals to readers what is going on in former communist societies such as Hungary and Croatia. For instance,...
  • The Islamization of Britain in 2013

    01/04/2014 8:36:22 AM PST · by grimalkin · 25 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 30, 2013 | Soeren Kern
    In May, new census data published by the British government showed that Islam is set to become the dominant religion in Britain within the next generation. On being informed that the girl did not want to get married, Mohammed Shahid Akhtar, Imam of Birmingham's Central Jamia Masjid Ghamkol Sharif Mosque, said, "She's 14. By Sharia, grace of Allah, she's legal to get married." The Muslim population of Britain topped 3.3 million by the end of 2013 to become around 5.2% of the overall population of 63 million, according to figures extrapolated from a recent study on the growth of the...
  • HOW DEMOCRACIES PERISH- JE4AN FRANCOIS REVEL

    01/03/2014 6:02:06 PM PST · by Dqban22 · 13 replies
    THE AMERICAN THINKER ^ | June 18, 2013 | By Daren Jonescu
    How Democracies Perish, Deathbed Edition By Daren Jonescu AMERICAN THINKER, June 18, 2013 http://www.americanthinker.com/printpage/?url=http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/../2013/06/how_democracies_perish_deathbed_edition.html At the heart of this work, Revel details "The Tools of Communist Expansion," among which the most relevant for understanding our current situation comes in Chapter 16, "Ideological Warfare and Disinformation." The profound simplicity of Revel's nuts and bolts account of totalitarianism's Cold War advance, far from being obsolete, actually sheds light on a defining feature of today's progressive ascension: the perverting of the free press into a propaganda ministry.
  • CAMILLE PAGLIA: WAR ON MEN DESTROYING AMERICAN CULTURE

    01/02/2014 2:04:21 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 32 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1 Jan 2014 | Camille Paglia
    In a recent Wall Street Journal interview, Paglia, now 66, demonstrated that she has not strayed from her role as the self-described “notorious Amazon feminist” who is quick to lambaste the movement and its orthodoxy. Weiss observed, however, that the topic that gets the greatest rise out of Paglia is how attempts to dismiss the biological differences between men and women have influenced the collapse of Western civilization. The diminished status of military service is only the start of the decline of the culture, according to Paglia. "The entire elite class now, in finance, in politics and so on, none...
  • Christians persecuted by Islamists, says Prince Charles

    12/18/2013 3:33:44 PM PST · by BBell · 51 replies
    bbc.co.uk ^ | 18 December 2013 | John McManus
    Christians in parts of the Middle East are being deliberately targeted by Islamist militants in a campaign of persecution, Prince Charles has said. The Prince of Wales made his comments after visiting the British branches of churches based in the region. The prince heard accounts of Christians being murdered and families forced from their homes. The upheavals of the Arab Spring have left many religious minorities vulnerable to accusation and attack.Deeply troubled Charles, accompanied by Prince Ghazi of Jordan, visited the Egyptian Coptic Church centre in Stevenage and the Syriac Orthodox cathedral in west London. The two royals met church...
  • Bombshell-Obama High School Friend: Barry Soetoro "Portrayed Himself as a Foreigner"

    11/08/2013 3:41:46 AM PST · by IbJensen · 157 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | November 6, 2013 | Tim Brown
    James Manning recently interviewed a high school friend of Barack Obama, who claims to have known him back in the 1970s as Barry Soetoro. Mia Marie Pope says that Obama identified himself as a foreigner and a crack-smoking homosexual. Ms. Pope was born in 1962, in California, and moved with her family to Hawaii when she was still an infant. Pope claims that she did not meet or see Barry Soetoro until about 1977. She said that she, Barry and other kids would hang out at the beach at Waikiki. Mia Marie Pope says that Barry Soetoro “always portrayed himself...
  • A Clear and Present Danger: Religious Liberty, Marriage, and the Family in the Late Modern Age

    10/21/2013 1:37:54 PM PDT · by rhema · 14 replies
    AlbertMohler.com ^ | 10/21/13 | R. Albert Mohler Jr.
    An address delivered at Brigham Young University by Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., President of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary on Monday, October 21, 2013. I deeply appreciate your invitation to speak at Brigham Young University and to address the faculty at this greatly respected center of learning. I am so glad to be on this campus, filled with so many gracious people, such admirable students, and so many committed scholars on the faculty. To many people, shaped in their worldview by the modern age and its constant mandate to accommodate, it will seem very odd that a Baptist theologian...
  • The sun is setting on dollar supremacy, and with it, American power

    10/14/2013 6:27:11 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 46 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | 10/14/2013 | Jeremy Warner
    All great empires – from the Greek, to the Roman, the Spanish and the British - have at their heart a dominant means of exchange which is very much part of their political and social hegemony. Once upon a time, it was Roman coinage which was the world's pre-eminent currency. In more recent times it was the British pound. Today, it's the US dollar to which international investors flock as a safe haven for their money. Highly liquid and apparently reliable – until recently at least – nothing else comes even remotely close to the greenback's dominant position in the...
  • Change of faith: Why young Brits turn from Christianity to Islam

    09/28/2013 4:32:01 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 73 replies
    The Final Call ^ | Sep 27, 2013 | RT.com
    Local Mosque in the Hyde Park area of Leeds, England. The UK’s official religion is dwindling at a record speed, with the decline of the Church “approaching rock bottom,” experts warn. While Christian congregations age, most British mosques are bringing more and more young people on board. Public mosque services attract thousands of British Muslims, but when you check out a church, there are hardly a dozen participants at Sunday morning worship, RT’s Polly Boiko reports from London. “The decline of churches in the UK is long term, now it just happens to be approaching rock bottom. So 95...
  • Liberal nations committing sexual suicide

    07/21/2013 5:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | July 7, 2013 | Professor Dennis Clayson
    It has been difficult to address the underlining causes and consequences of our nation’s obsession with same-sex marriage. On one hand are the individuals who support the court decisions based on the premise that individual rights cannot be undermined by the majority, even when the majority has complied with all known laws, regulations and procedures. That seems to be as far as the logical analysis goes, because it is soon supplanted by the thrill of the moral buzz that the “correct” position on same-sex marriage somehow generates. On the other side are the traditionalists who want the current legal definition...
  • Girls coming to Boy Scout jamboree for first time

    07/15/2013 9:58:49 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    Naples News ^ | 7/15/13 | John Raby
    Make room, guys. The girls are coming to the Boy Scouts of America's national jamboree. For the first time, female participants will be among the more than 40,000 Scouts and leaders attending the national gathering that occurs every four years. The jamboree runs July 15 to 24 at the Summit outdoor adventure site in southern West Virginia.... Letting them participate was "just the right thing for us to do," Pritchard said. "This was just the next logical step for us to take, to give those members of our program an opportunity to enjoy what we have here as well, to...
  • What really died at Auschwitz

    07/12/2013 6:41:01 PM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Email | Jan. 15 2011 | Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez
    WHAT REALLY DIED IN AUSCHWITZ What really died at Auschwitz ? Here's an interesting viewpoint. The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn't take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe - and possibly to the rest of the world. "I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth - Europe died in Auschwitz ... We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture,...
  • There aren’t enough whites to go around

    07/14/2013 5:27:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 26 replies
    Linking and Thinking on Education ^ | July 13, 2013 | Joanne Jacobs
    School segregation remains a reality: “74 percent of African Americans still attend majority nonwhite schools, compared to just over 76 percent in the late 1960s,” writes The Nation‘s Greg Kauffman. But there’s a demographic reality to consider, responds Matthew Yglesias in Slate. U.S. schools are running low on white kids. Non-Hispanic whites were 54 percent of the under-18 population in 2010, compared to 74 percent in 1980, according to the Census Bureau. Furthermore, among kids under the age of 5, non-Hispanic whites are a minority. [...] We can’t integrate our way to better school performance, agrees Sara Mead. That includes...
  • Baby bust? National birthrate hits an all-time low due to weak economic recovery

    07/10/2013 2:02:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/10/13 | Alex Greig
    The recession has been over for four years, but the birth rate in the U.S. continues to fall as many people struggle with a sluggish economy and financial uncertainty. According to a recent analysis by the Pew Institute, since 2007 when there were a record 4,316,233 births, the number of births has been steadily declining, with 4,007,000 births in 2012 - the lowest number since 1998. Analysts say that the birthrate is dictated by the economy.
  • Craigslist: Essay by a Teacher in a Black School

    07/01/2013 3:45:59 AM PDT · by MCF · 187 replies
    <p>The truth is usually a tough thing to accept, so I understand if this is flagged. It would be a cowardly thing to do, but I understand it. Some people just ignore unpleasant truths. However, if you think ignoring the problem, or trying to censor the truth, will help our black children improve, you're dreaming. This is important, so I'm happy to repost - indefinitely if necessary. I find it interesting that NO ONE has had the intellect to refute anything in the essay. They can only attempt to censor it, as if doing so somehow makes it invalid. Weak minds, weak minds.</p>
  • Where does one go when one doesn't want to be an American anymore?

    06/26/2013 12:13:06 PM PDT · by golux · 203 replies
    Vanity | 6.26.13 | golux
    Attack me if you will. Yes, yes - check my profile - I am indeed presently living abroad for work but I have always been a flag-waving American. At the moment some members of this august forum - which I have adored for many years, long before I was "golux" - believe Sarah can beat Hillary... Believe America will come to its senses on homosexual everything... Believe there will be some "push back," believe that for the first time in history (well, sine Appomatox) the Federal government will stop expending exponentially... Believe that Career Congresscritters will once again deign to...
  • Bitter irony: children once again to be euthanized in Belgium/Netherlands 70 years after Nazis

    06/18/2013 6:30:37 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 18, 2013 | PETER SAUNDERS
    June 18, 2013 (PJSaunders) - In this last week both Belgium and the Netherlands have taken major steps towards euthanasia for children. A consensus among members of the Belgian Federal Parliament has reportedly formed in support of legislation to allow children to choose to undergo euthanasia in certain dire cases, according to a report in the Belgian daily newspaper Der Morgen, as translated by the Paris-based news agency Presseurop. If child euthanasia is legalized in Belgium, the country would become the first in the developed world to have a law on the books formally allowing the practice. Belgium became the second country in the world...
  • Amnesty Will Destroy America

    06/18/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | June 18, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    Marco Rubio has repeatedly claimed he "wants more" from the Amnesty Bill now moving through Congress. Yes, folks, it's an amnesty bill. Let's cut the crap and call it what it is, because only through calling something what it is can we debate it. "Legalization" of those who are here illegally today is amnesty. I don't care whether it leads to citizenship now or later, the fact of the matter is that it rewards criminal activity by allowing those who stole from Americans and their resources to keep what they stole and remain here in America. There is no restitution....
  • Researchers say Western IQs dropped 14 points over last century

    05/26/2013 8:06:05 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 104 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Eric Pfeiffer
    A new study from researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ in Western nations dropped by a staggering 14.1 points over the past century. "We tested the hypothesis that the Victorians were cleverer than modern populations using high-quality instruments, namely measures of simple visual reaction time in a meta-analytic study," the researchers wrote in the study, which was published online in the journal Intelligence on Thursday. "Simple reaction time measures correlate substantially with measures of general intelligence and are considered elementary measures of cognition."-snip- The results were measured using data from 1889 to 2004 and were analyzed by Michael...
  • Let the Downfall Begin

    05/24/2013 9:27:33 AM PDT · by Marine Sentinel · 66 replies
    The Marine Sentinel ^ | 05/24/2013 | Marine Sentinel
    I fully support family and friends of removing their sons from a once impressionable institution. The great “lie” that children are gay is nothing more than men and women pushing an evil agenda. America does not give up. Stand and fight for your boys and they will love you for it. This evil has not place in the lives of young boys or anyone for that matter. Do not allow these sick twisted individuals to dictate what your lives should and will be. I and every other Marine, Sailor, Soldier, Airmen, Coast Guard, and National Guardsman didn’t take an oath...
  • I Used To Have A Country

    04/01/2013 6:23:18 AM PDT · by massmike · 12 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 04/01/2013 | Don Feder
    America 2013 is epitomized by Barack Hussein Obama,a man who so despises this nation and every thing it stands for that he can’t even bring himself to say that there’s anything objectively special about the country he leads, who showed his contempt for Middle America right at the start, when he characterized small towns as the haunts of religious zealots, gun nuts and bigots – a president who’s determined to govern without Congress and outside the Constitution, who’s committed to expanding government as rapidly as possible – for whom “revenue-enhancement” is a religion and mega-deficits are a ritual. Still, the...
  • How to Save the Republican Party

    03/23/2013 10:34:37 AM PDT · by Dysart · 51 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March/April | Michael Gerson & Peter Wehner
    ...First, and most important, is focusing on the economic concerns of working-and middle-class Americans, many of whom now regard the Republican Party as beholden to “millionaires and billionaires” and as wholly out of touch with ordinary Americans. This is a durable impression—witness Bill Clinton’s effective deployment of it more than 20 years ago and its continued resonance during the 2012 campaign when Team Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as a plutocrat who delighted in shutting down factories and moving jobs overseas. Sure enough, in November exit polls, 81 percent of voters said that Barack Obama “cared for people like me”; a...
  • A California Drought: Not Enough Children

    01/09/2013 6:47:15 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 38 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 8th, 2013 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Declining migration and falling birthrates have led to a drop in the number of children in California just as baby boomers reach retirement, creating an economic and demographic challenge for the nation's most populous state. "After decades of burgeoning population and economic growth…the state now faces a very different prospect," said a report released Tuesday by the University of Southern California and the Lucile Packard Foundation. The report, "California's Diminishing Resource: Children," analyzed data from the 2010 census and the American Community Survey to conclude that the trend marks a "historic transition" for the state.
  • The Cause of America’s Declining Birthrate

    01/04/2013 2:14:20 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | January 4, 2013 | Austin Ruse
    The birthrate in the United States has fallen to record lows, according to a new study published by the Pew Research Center. What’s more, the report says the most dramatic drop has been among foreign-born Hispanic women.We have been content for some time that the U.S.-born Caucasian birth rate was below replacement but that the Hispanics had been making up for it by having births higher than replacement, and that this made us unique in the industrialized west.Pew reports, “The overall U.S. birthrate, which is the annual number of births per 1,000 women in the prime childbearing ages of 15-44,...
  • Why is the American Birthrate now at 1.9?

    12/11/2012 2:05:16 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 28 replies
    me | Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | me
    I blame President Obama.
  • NYT: US must respect Arab values, says Egypt’s Morsi (Oh, really?)

    09/23/2012 8:49:49 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/23/2012 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK and STEVEN ERLANGER/ ny times
    On the eve of his first trip to the United States as Egypt’s new Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi said the United States needed to fundamentally change its approach to the Arab world, showing greater respect for its values and helping build a Palestinian state, if it hoped to overcome decades of pent-up anger. A former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mr. Morsi sought in a 90-minute interview with The New York Times to introduce himself to the American public and to revise the terms of relations between his country and the United States after...
  • Obama to transform U.S. military into social workers New focus on 'global warming,' poverty,

    07/30/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    WND ^ | 7/30/12 | pasadenademocrats.com
    Progressive organizations behind White House policy have crafted specific, second-term plans for President Obama to transform the U.S. Armed Forces into a social work-style organization designed to combat “global warming,” fight global poverty, remedy “injustice,” bolster the United Nations and increase “peacekeeping” forces worldwide. The groups, already instrumental in influencing Obama’s first-term defense agenda, call for massive, second-term slashes to the military budget. The savings are to be used to invest in “sustainable energy” and in fighting worldwide climate change. The schemes, and many more, are documented in the soon-to-be-released book “Fool Me Twice: Obama’s Shocking Plans for the Next...
  • And You Thought the Housing Crisis Was Over! The Community Reinvestment Act is back

    07/27/2012 5:37:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 70 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | July 27, 2012 | William Tucker
    Do you remember that thing about how the banks wouldn't lend to blacks and Hispanics because they were racists? And do you remember how they passed the Community Reinvestment Act so that banks were forced to reduce down payments practically to zero and lend to a lot of people they knew were bad credit risks? And do you remember how Wall Street bundled all these risky subprime mortgage and sold them to investors around the world so that when it became clear that those people weren't going to be able to pay their mortgages banks everywhere were left holding the...
  • Why the West Loves Lying to Itself About Islam

    07/11/2012 7:12:13 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 17 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    Say that you get a tempting offer from a Nigerian prince and decide to invest some money in helping him transfer his vast fortune from Burkina Faso or Dubai over to the bank across the street. The seemingly simple task of bringing over the 18 million dollars left to him by his father hits some snags which require you to put in more and more of your own money. Eventually you have invested more than you ever would have ever done up front, just trying to protect the sunk cost, the money that you already sank into Prince Hussein Ngobo’s...
  • The Bad Jobs Report Is Just A Very Small Taste Of The Nightmare That Is Coming

    06/03/2012 6:58:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    The Economic Collapse Blog ^ | 06/02/2012 | Michael Snyder
    Another month, another bad jobs report. For the month of May, the U.S. economy only added 69,000 jobs and the unemployment rate rose to 8.2%. Many are calling this a total "disaster" and are worried that the U.S. economy could be headed back into another recession. Economists had been expecting 150,000 payroll jobs would be added, so the 69,000 number really shocked a lot of people. The truth is that the economy needs to add approximately 125,000 new jobs every single month just to keep the unemployment rate steady. So yes, this bad jobs report is not welcome news...
  • Obama’s Space Shuttle funeral dirge a show for all to see

    04/29/2012 3:18:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 29, 2012 | Judi McLeod
    Those lucky enough to still be here to look back at history post Barack Obama will recognize the last sight-piggyback funeral dirge of the once noble Space Shuttle as the Obama Regime’s defining moment. Were an artist to paint a picture of a small boy looking at up at his flying kite as the space shuttle passed over Manhattan yesterday, no portrait of the story of America’s deliberate ruin at the hands of a single politician could ever come closer to the truth. [BIG Snip of text] Few will remember that it was on the fullest moon of the year...
  • (Macon, GA) Easter egg hunt canceled after parents got violent

    04/06/2012 1:40:24 PM PDT · by Moose4 · 53 replies
    Macon Telegraph via Fox 5 Atlanta/AP ^ | 6 April 2012 | Unattributed
    MACON, Ga. - An annual Easter egg hunt in central Georgia has been canceled after organizers say parents became violent while trying to collect eggs for themselves and their children in past years. This will be the first time in years that the Easter Bunny won't be visiting children during the annual egg hunt at Central City Park in Macon, traditionally one of the largest Easter events in central Georgia.
  • The Obama Doctrine

    02/16/2012 7:03:39 AM PST · by expat1000 · 3 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Feb 15, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Obama Doctrine can be summed up as the assertion that for the United States to have influence and standing on the global stage, it must first abandon its interests and its allies. The doctrine is rarely described as bluntly as that by its proponents who employ euphemisms like multilateral policies and honest broker to mean much the same thing, denouncing the previous administration and all the preceding administrations going back to old Tom Jefferson for alienating the world by pursuing American interests and cutting deals with non-progressive allies. The easiest way to spot the problem with this approach is...
  • 18 Staggering Charts On The Rise Of Government Dependence in America

    02/08/2012 6:56:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/08/2012 | Gus Lubin
    Government dependence index values Americans are more dependent on the government than ever, according to the Heritage Foundation.Heritage's index, which looks at government disbursements from health and welfare to farm subsidies, jumped 8.1 percent in 2011.The share of Americans who pay no taxes rose to a record 49.5 percent.A record 70.5 percent of government spending went to dependence programs. Heritage Heritage Heritage Heritage
  • Dutch celebrate a decade of euthanasia with a film festival

    02/07/2012 4:19:25 PM PST · by wagglebee · 14 replies
    BioEdge ^ | 2/6/12 | Michael Cook
    The world’s first euthanasia film festival is being held in Amsterdam, sponsored by the Dutch Right to Die lobby (NVVE). This week, from February 6 to 12 is a "Week of Euthanasia" in the Netherlands, a celebration of a decade of euthanasia and assisted suicide. They were legalised on April 1, 2002. More than 35 old and new films and documentaries, from all over the world, from Hollywood to Bollywood are to be screened. They include Million Dollar Baby, Mar Adentro, The Barabarian Invasions, Las Buenas Hierbas, Igby goes down, Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Suicide Tourist. There...
  • Michigan man had sex with 3,000 people to deliberately spread HIV

    12/31/2011 3:42:38 PM PST · by Just4Him · 84 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 12/31/2011 | Katerina Nikolas
    Grand Rapids - A Michigan man knowingly had unprotected sex with thousands of people whilst diagnosed with HIV, hoping to spread the infection. Police in Rapid Springs, Michigan, have released information hoping to alert potential victims of a serial philanderer who deliberately had unprotected sex with thousands of people, in an effort to spread HIV. David Dean Smith, 51, turned himself in to Michigan police last week, confessing that he hoped to spread his infection to others.
  • European Civilization: Not Dead Yet (Encouraging Demographic Trend.)

    12/19/2011 9:52:16 PM PST · by dangus · 21 replies · 1+ views
    World Bank via Google | 12-20-11 | Dangus
    To those who've declared European civilization dead due to demographics, I've often replied that in Europe, there are ents. In J.R.R. Tolkein's "The Lord of the Rings" series, ents were extremely long-lived tree-like creatures who thought in terms of centuries, not years. They were painfully slow to act, but amazingly forceful when they do. What we're witnessing in Europe is a rebound of birth rates that is slow and incomplete, yet highly significant and growing. These rebounding birth rates are not due to Islamic and African immigrants. In many nations, the number of Islamic immigrants is much lower than perceived...
  • Glastonbury Couple Charged With Sexually Assaulting Adopted Children ["Couple" = two men]

    12/01/2011 12:17:47 PM PST · by kidd · 31 replies
    The Hartford Courant ^ | November 30, 2011 | DAVID OWENS and HILDA MUÑOZ
    A couple who have adopted nine boys through the state Department of Children and Families since 2000 and run a dog breeding business out of their Glastonbury home have been charged with sexually assaulting two of the boys, police said.
  • Lions’ shameful display gets pass

    11/06/2011 1:36:23 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 44 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | PHIL MUSHNICK
    You didn’t think there wasn’t going to be a price to pay for all of this, did you? Our sports, with our kids targeted to ride shotgun, have been headed this way for years. The cumulative effect of relentlessly marketing bad as good and dismissing good as unmarketable -- the pandering, the silence, the network promos that replaced football with chest-pounders and preeners, the media’s insistence that one play with “a swagger” -- has inevitably brought us to a place that years ago should not have been fed nor watered. This past Sunday in Denver, during a 45-10 loss to...