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  • John McCain, in final message before death, says 'do not despair of our present difficulties'

    08/27/2018 10:38:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 114 replies
    CNBC ^ | 27 AUG 18 | Jacob Pramuk | @jacobpramuk
    Sen. John McCain, in a final message to the United States written before his death, said the country will emerge from its current political environment "stronger than before." "Do not despair of our present difficulties. We believe always in the promise and greatness of America," the Republican senator and former GOP presidential nominee wrote in a letter read by advisor Rick Davis on Monday. McCain, a longtime lawmaker from Arizona, died Saturday at age 81 after a struggle with brain cancer.
  • [Catholic Caucus] Marian devotion of Bergoglio inspired by Wojtyla

    12/14/2017 1:25:03 PM PST · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    aka Catholic ^ | December 11, 2017 | Louie Verrecchio
    On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Francis, in a shameless attempt to fool the ignorant into believing that he and his agenda are Catholic, stood before a statue of Our Lady to deliver what amounted to a glorified political speech disguised as a prayer. Pretending to seek Our Lady’s intercession, he used the occasion to publicize a laundry list of his pet causes (e.g., poverty, immigration, environmentalism) and to convict those who aren’t convinced of his pious intentions as fearful, hypocritical, and antisocial.The full text of Jorge’s “prayer” is linked above. Go ahead, read it. Allow yourself to become...
  • Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson commits suicide on bridge in Mt. Washington

    12/13/2017 6:01:15 PM PST · by gop4lyf · 181 replies
    wdrb.com ^ | 12/13/17 | unknown
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson, who was under investigation for alleged sexual molestation, has committed suicide. Bullitt County Sheriff Donnie Tinnell said Johnson shot himself on a bridge on Greenwell Ford Road in Mt. Washington, and the gun was recovered.
  • Why Middle Class Whites Are Dying Faster (In 6 Painful Charts)

    03/26/2017 5:28:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2017 | Authored by Julia Belluz via Vox.com,
    In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US population.The research, by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and alcohol and drug overdoses.Since then, Case and Deaton have been working to more fully explain their findings.They’ve now come to a compelling conclusion: It’s complicated. There’s no single reason for this disturbing increase in the mortality rate, but a toxic cocktail of factors.In a...
  • 'Deaths Of Despair' Are On The Rise Among Working-Class White Americans, New Research Suggests

    03/23/2017 2:49:45 PM PDT · by blam · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-23-207 | Kevin Loria
    In the US, death rates for middle-aged white working-class Americans are bucking a global trend. Instead of falling as treatments for killers like heart disease and cancer improve, death rates for white Americans without a college degree are on the rise, largely driven by increased rates of drug overdose, suicide, and alcohol use. These are considered "deaths of despair," Princeton professors Anne Case and Angus Deaton write in a new Brookings Paper on Economic Activity that describes the trend. The study follows up on Case and Deaton's previous work, which caused a stir in 2015 when it first revealed these...
  • Notes from the High Desert

    11/01/2016 11:25:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/01/16 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    Don’t give up. Never quit. Because life is long, but despair is forever Hi, Kids. I wanted to take an opportunity to maybe cool us all down from the current insanity in this world. Earth is in the balance, but I see no reason to maybe panic or despair. Pretty much, the dice are already cast. So I made this little video for you, expecting you to view it, herein. For your benefit—I think back to an earlier Age; an earlier time; a golden moment where the war of the worlds had just ended.
  • RINO traitors literally killing traditional America (the Deaton study)

    11/21/2015 11:21:50 AM PST · by Javeth · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 2, 2015 | Mike Stobbe
    The U.S. death rate has been falling for decades, but researchers have detected one group in which the rates have been steadily ticking up - middle-aged white people. Suicides and deaths from drug overdose and alcohol abuse are being blamed. Deaths rates for other races have continued to fall, as they have for whites 65 and older. But death rates for whites 35 to 44 have been level recently, they’re beginning to turn up for whites 55 to 64, and - most strikingly - death rates for whites ages 45 to 54 have risen by half a percent per year...
  • Shin Bet attributes terror wave to 'national despair'

    11/11/2015 2:23:42 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/11/15 | Cynthia Blank
    An Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) survey published Tuesday blamed the latest wave of Arab terror in Israel on a sense of despair among the Palestinian Arab population. According to the ISA, while incitement is a major contributor in prompting terrorists to carry out attacks, their motivations lie in a "national, economic, and personal sense of deprivation." There is no "clear political-organizational framework, coherent conceptual plan of action, or organized leadership" leading the attacks, the ISA said. "For some of the terrorists, the attacks allow an escape from a discouraging reality which they perceive cannot be changed." According...
  • Why Darkness Has Descended on America Explained for Paul Krugman

    11/09/2015 3:43:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Right here in the New York Times, even today. Paul Krugman -- who hates everything conservative, hates everything Republican, and despises personally Ronald Reagan -- has a piece called, "Despair, American Style." "A couple of weeks ago President Obama mocked Republicans who are 'down on America,' and reinforced his message by doing a pretty good Grumpy Cat impression. He had a point: With job growth at rates not seen since the 1990s, with the percentage of Americans covered by health insurance hitting record highs, the doom-and-gloom predictions of his political enemies look ever more at odds with...
  • Directions for Disciples When Dealing With Difficulties -- A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year

    02/08/2015 7:27:43 AM PST · by Salvation · 10 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 02-07-15 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Directions for Disciples When Dealing With Difficulties – A Homily for the 5th Sunday of the Year By: Msgr. Charles PopeIn life we face many difficulties, and these difficulties challenge not only us, but our faith. Deep struggle can lead us to question God, His love, or even His existence. The readings today speak to us of these sorts of difficulties and prophetically interpret them for us. Let’s take a look at these readings in three stages.(This homily is recorded here: Recorded Sermon mp3.)I. The Disillusionment of Deep Despair – The reading from the book of Job articulates clearly...
  • The Dying Russians (she says it's from broken hearts)

    09/10/2014 4:22:53 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 76 replies
    NYU Review of Books blog ^ | September 2, 2014 | Masha Gessen
    Sometime in 1993, after several trips to Russia, I noticed something bizarre and disturbing: people kept dying. I was used to losing friends to AIDS in the United States, but this was different. People in Russia were dying suddenly and violently, and their own friends and colleagues did not find these deaths shocking. Upon arriving in Moscow I called a friend with whom I had become close over the course of a year. “Vadim is no more,” said his father, who picked up the phone. “He drowned.” I showed up for a meeting with a newspaper reporter to have the...
  • God’s Daybreak Comfort to Those in Despair

    07/25/2014 9:05:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/14 | Judi McLeod
    Internet trolls out there wait for columns like this one. Feeling that inestimable sadness of the heart with all that is going on in our world, I went back out onto my deck just before sunrise yesterday morning to be there for God’s daily morning orchestra, the real Twitter: the spine tingling birdsong that announces the beginning of each and every day. In unison, the birds, like the angels of another realm so many long to someday see, join together in song to praise another dawn.
  • Doctors Despair Over Obamacare

    07/01/2012 6:31:52 PM PDT · by Dysart · 78 replies
    Big Govt ^ | 7-1-12 | Wm Bigelow
    The Doctor Patient Medical Association Foundation conducted a faxed survey of random doctors in May 2012. In the survey, it is clearly delineated that the medical system as it is changing is discouraging doctors from practicing. 83% of the doctors said that current changes made them think about quitting, and 90% of them thought the path of the medical field currently was wrong. They apparently feel that their Hippocratic oaths are being compromised; 61% of them feel that Hippocratic ethics are getting more difficult to practice, which is troubling, since one of the cardinal parts of the oath is the...
  • Occupy Astroturf

    10/17/2011 8:10:59 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Rolling It Up the Hill ^ | October 17, 2011 | Sisyphus
    It is ironic that, as the President predictably endorses the violent, odiferous Occupy Astroturf movement, the demand was emitted for a trillion dollars to be spent repairing the environment. I knew they were disgusting, but in such few numbers their impact can’t be that bad.Some commentators have noted the irony of these dedicated and sincere foot soldiers of the Left decrying Wall Street while lauding Wall Street’s most notorious hired gun (which they, again ironically, share with Big Labor), Barack Hussein Obama.The real irony, of course, is in the pundits’ own failure to recognize the classic third year of a...
  • Obama Sings “Gloom, Despair And Our Economy” – Hee Haw Parody

    Performed By White Comedian Paul Shanklin
  • DC rally shows support for struggling Democrats

    10/02/2010 2:05:13 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 53 replies
    Google AP ^ | October 2, 2010
    Tapping into anger as the tea party movement has done, a coalition of progressive and civil rights groups marched Saturday on the Lincoln Memorial and pledged to support Democrats struggling to keep power on Capitol Hill. "We are together. This march is about the power to the people," said Ed Schultz, host of "The Ed Show" on MSNBC. "It is about the people standing up to the corporations. Are you ready to fight back?" In a fiery speech that opened the "One Nation Working Together" rally on the National Mall, Schultz blamed Republicans for shipping jobs overseas and curtailing freedoms....
  • Gas Is Going To $5 A Gallon, Consumer Spending Is Dead, And House Prices Will Fall Another 20%

    10/02/2010 1:14:42 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 32 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Saturday, October 2, 2010 | John Mauldin
    This week I am at a conference in Houston. I must confess that I don't attend many of the sessions at most conferences where I speak. But today, the guys at Streettalk Advisors have such a great lineup that I am there for every session. But it's Friday and I need to write. The solution? This week you get a "best of" letter. The best ideas I've heard and the best charts I've seen at this conference. Then we close with two short but very thoughtful essays from Charles Gave and Arthur Kroeber of GaveKal on "The Morality of Chinese...
  • Even Shepard Fairey's Losing Hope (Obama 'Hope' poster artist)

    09/24/2010 10:07:57 AM PDT · by Qbert · 24 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/24/2010 | Aamer Madhani
    The artist whose poster of Barack Obama became a rallying image during the hope-and-change election of 2008 says he understands why so many people have lost faith. In an exclusive interview with National Journal on Thursday, Shepard Fairey expressed his disappointment with the president -- a malaise that seems representative of many Democrats who had great expectations for Obama. Fairey explained that when he came up with the poster in 2008, he was trying to find a single image that embodied the issues he cared most about -- promoting health care, helping labor, and curtailing lobbyists. He likened the issues...
  • Liberals analyze their Obama 'despair'

    07/10/2010 4:46:14 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 63 replies
    Liberals analyze their Obama 'despair' By: Abby Phillip July 10, 2010 05:38 PM EDT For many liberals, it is the summer of their discontent. Already disappointed with President Barack Obama’s ability to deliver on campaign promises, they now contemplate a slowing economic recovery and a good chance of Republican gains in November. Such developments would make enacting Obama’s agenda even more difficult. Two recent essays framed the debate raging within the progressive community over why the promise of Obama’s candidacy has not lived up to their expectations — and how liberals should proceed in what they fear will be difficult...
  • I am completely depressed.....

    07/09/2010 12:14:40 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 136 replies
    Dunkin Donuts | today | self
    You won't believe what just happened...