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  • When You Want to Trust but Life Won’t Let You

    08/12/2018 11:59:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | August 6, 2018 | Craig Groeschel
    “I want to believe God cares about me; I really do,” she told me, wiping tears from under her darkened, bloodshot eyes. Under the harsh fluorescent lights of the hospital corridor, Marci barely resembled the vibrant girl I remembered, that kid I’d watched grow up in our youth group at church. When she was a teenager, Marci was outgoing, fun-loving, and full of life, even as she was growing more and more serious about her faith, coming early to youth group and staying late. No one loved to worship and talk about God more than Marci.Then, in her early 20s,...
  • CBS Cancels ‘Doubt,’ the First Primetime Network Drama with a Transgender Series Regular

    02/24/2017 5:15:27 PM PST · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    Indiewire ^ | February 24, 2017
    It took two years and two tries for “Doubt” to make the CBS lineup – but now the show has been canceled after just two weeks. The Eye network has pulled the plug on the show effective immediately; next week, CBS will air a repeat of “Bull” in the show’s Wednesday 10 p.m. (ET) time slot. The second season of “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders” will then slide into the spot permanently on Wednesday, March 8, following a two-hour “Survivor” premiere.
  • As Flynn Resigns, Priebus Future In Doubt As Trump Allies Circulate List of Alternate Chief of Staff

    02/14/2017 7:33:26 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 146 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 02/14/17 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    After GOP establishment forces inside President Donald Trump’s White House forced out National Security Adviser retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, sources close to the president confirm to Breitbart News there is serious doubt as to whether this early administration shake-up will also see the exit of White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Specifically, multiple sources close to President Trump with internal knowledge of White House operations told Breitbart News on Monday night that the buck stops with Priebus when it comes to the botched rollout of the executive order temporarily banning most travel to the United States from...
  • Information Warfare: What is it and how to win it

    11/18/2015 4:20:24 AM PST · by AdmSmith · 6 replies
    Center for European Policy Analysis ^ | 17NOV2015 | Edward Lucas and Ben Nimmo
    Unlike Soviet propaganda, Russia’s information warfare does not crudely promote the Kremlin’s agenda. Instead it is calibrated to confuse, befuddle and distract. In the words of Peter Pomeranzev and Michael Weiss, modern Russia has weaponized information, turning the media into an arm of state power projection. Their nihilistic approach is best summed up by the motto of the Kremlin's premier TV arm, RT (formerly Russia Today): “Question more.” Russian disinformation does not aim to provide answers, but to provoke doubt, disagreement and, ultimately, paralysis.
  • Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

    03/01/2015 9:30:49 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies ^ | 3/1/15 | Bradley Klapper
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.
  • Transgender actress Laverne Cox cast in CBS legal drama

    02/11/2015 10:31:04 AM PST · by mykroar · 57 replies
    EW online ^ | 2/11/15 | James Hibbard
    It what could be another milestone role in broadcast TV diversity, CBS has cast transgender actress Laverne Cox in its legal procedural pilot Doubt. The Orange is the New Black actress will play a transgender Ivy League-educated attorney, described as “competitive as she is compassionate. She’s fierce, funny and the fact that she’s experienced injustice first hand makes her fight all the harder for her clients.” The Doubt role was always conceived as a transgender character, and it’s tough to imagine a better catch for the part – Cox made the cover of Time magazine last year in a story...
  • More reasons to doubt Darwin

    11/07/2014 6:45:33 AM PST · by fishtank · 14 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 11-6-14 | Philip Bell
    More reasons to doubt Darwin A review of: Darwin‘s Doubt, the explosive origin of animal life and the case for intelligent design by Stephen C. Meyer HarperOne, Nashville TN, USA 2013 Reviewed by Philip Bell Published: 6 November 2014 (GMT+10) Stephen Meyer has an impressive pedigree in the philosophy of science and geophysics but is better known as a prominent spokesperson for the ID movement in the USA. Darwin’s Doubt3 is, in many ways, a sequel to his Signature in the Cell (2009)4, both of them impressive in length, scope and incisive analysis. In both, he explicitly distances ID from...
  • Pope Francis wants Catholics to doubt the Church. He's right.

    05/26/2014 4:42:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/26/2014 | Kyle Cupp
    Would it be weird to say that the Catholic Church under Pope Francis has encouraged a sense of uncertainty about God? After all, this is an institution that has devoted centuries to hammering out and polishing an authoritative system of doctrines concerning who God is and what God expects. It claims to have been founded by Jesus Christ and to be guided infallibly by the Holy Spirit. It has warned of eternal damnation if its authority and precepts are ignored or rejected. In other words: If Catholicism is true, you don't want to be in doubt about its teachings. But...
  • Conservative revolt casts doubt on House GOP plan

    07/26/2011 10:30:19 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 65 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/26/11 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Andrew Taylor - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative Republicans on Tuesday balked at House leaders' pleas to stop whining and back their plan to slash spending and increase the nation's borrowing ability, throwing into doubt the GOP's proposal to rescue the nation from an unprecedented government default. ... Flanked by conservative colleagues, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told reporters he could not back the Boehner proposal and said it doesn't have the votes to pass. In a two-step plan, Boehner is pressing for a vote on Wednesday and a second vote Thursday on a balanced-budget amendment to the Constitution. "We think there are real problems...
  • Fresh doubt cast on Obama's health care story

    07/11/2011 6:06:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 64 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/11/11 | Byron York
    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Barack Obama often discussed his mother's struggle with cancer. Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995, Obama said, fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment. "I remember in the last month of her life, she wasn't thinking about how to get well, she wasn't thinking about coming to terms with her own mortality, she was thinking about whether or not insurance was going to cover the medical bills and whether our family would be bankrupt as a consequence," Obama said in September...
  • Trump Has 'Just a Little' Doubt Obama Was Born in America

    03/17/2011 6:46:17 AM PDT · by maggief · 227 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 17, 2011
    Potential presidential candidate Donald Trump says he has "just a little" doubt that President Obama is U.S.-born but his feeling doesn't make him an "idiot." The mogul and TV reality star suggested in an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" that aired Thursday that he's reluctant to discuss the topic because "everybody that even gives any hint of being a 'birther,' a word you didn't use, even a little bit of a hint like, 'gee, maybe you know, just maybe there is this much of a chance,' they label them as an idiot."
  • Why losers have delusions of grandeur--- The less you know, the more you think you do

    02/19/2011 7:10:05 PM PST · by dennisw · 36 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 23, 2010 | By DANIEL SIMONS and CHRISTOPHER CHABRIS
    Charles Darwin observed “ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” That was certainly true in 1995 when a man named McArthur Wheeler boldly robbed two banks in Pittsburgh without using a disguise. Security camera footage of him was broadcast on the evening news the same day as the robberies, and he was arrested an hour later. Mr. Wheeler was surprised when the police explained how they had used the surveillance tapes to catch him. “But I wore the juice,” he mumbled incredulously. He seemed to believe that rubbing his face with lemon juice would blur his image and make...
  • Prayer: Effectiveness, Obstacles, & Impact

    06/17/2010 11:45:14 PM PDT · by Making_Sense [Rob W. Case] · 1 replies · 114+ views
    MSMB ^ | June 18, 2010 | Rob W. Case
    How would you rate the power of prayer? Would say that…. Prayer is Real, Genuine, and Powerful Prayer is Ineffective Prayer is a phony mechanism used by superstitious people Believe it or not there are many people whose personal opinions best match at least one of those stated views. And what we’re going to do today is examine each and every one of them with some background, clarity, and hopefully provide you with some new insight. 1. Prayer is Real, Genuine, and Powerful—I don’t think that for one second, it would be inaccurate to say that every believer in this...
  • Republicans Doubt Obama Job Estimates on Stimulus Bill, February 5th

    10/27/2009 3:19:00 AM PDT · by Son House · 2 replies · 243+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 05, 2009 | By Fred Lucas
    Capitol Hill ( – Congressional Republicans on Wednesday rejected the idea that the $900-billion economic stimulus plan being pushed by the Obama White House and Senate Democrats will preserve or create more than 3 million American jobs. “The important thing to appreciate about that number is that instead of being ‘creating’ 3 to 4 million jobs, it is ‘saving or creating’ 3 to 4 million jobs,” Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) told during a press briefing. “The problem with that line is that you can’t ever prove a negative. You can’t ever prove that there was a job that would...
  • Coming to terms with doubt: How reporting on religion cost writer his faith

    03/10/2009 8:44:54 PM PDT · by delacoert · 19 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Telegraph Herald ^ | March 7, 2009 | MARY NEVANS-PEDERSON
    It started out as the dream job for a passionate Christian -- reporting about religion for a major newspaper. But writing about other people's religions ended up costing William Lobdell his own. The former Los Angeles Times reporter chronicled his soul-wrenching, emotion-laden journey in the recently released book "Losing My Religion: How I Lost My Faith Reporting on Religion in America -- and Found Unexpected Peace," published by Harper Collins. Lobdell's spiritual journey led him from an uninspired Protestant childhood to agnosticism before he attended a weekend Christian men's retreat where he was "born again." Concerned with what he considered...
  • Power shakeup casts more doubt on post-Castro Cuba

    03/04/2009 6:12:32 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 324+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/4/09 | Will Weissert - ap
    HAVANA – The ouster of Cuba's two most prominent younger leaders leaves more doubt than ever about who will guide the country once the Castro brothers and their gray-haired revolutionary contemporaries are gone. President Raul Castro is 77. His hand-picked No. 2, Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, is a year his senior. And there are no obvious next-generation successors in the ranks of mostly obscure communist party officials, military officers and bureaucrats who were suddenly promoted this week in Cuba's largest leadership shake-up in decades. "This is the old guard, most of them are very traditional hard-liners," said Uva de Aragon,...
  • What (the movie) ‘Doubt’ Is About

    01/02/2009 9:47:21 AM PST · by NYer · 55 replies · 3,347+ views
    NCR ^ | January 1, 2009 | Tom Hoopes
    As others have noted, the Catholic-school movie Doubt (like the play) is kind of a Rorschach test that leaves audiences forming conclusions based on their preconceptions. The film, set in 1964, pits a disciplinarian nun (Meryl Streep) against a “the-Church-needs-to-change” priest (Phillip Seymour Hoffman) over his abuse of a child. But having seen it, I think the movie version is open to several interpretations: 1. It might be a “Gay message movie.” (Spoiler alert!) We meet a boy who is misunderstood and abused because of his homosexuality (“God made him that way,” explains his mother. “We’re talking about actions, not...
  • Did Bernard Madoff act alone? Investors doubt it

    12/18/2008 4:41:34 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,424+ views
    ap on ^ | 12/18/08 | David B. Caruso - ap
    New York (AP) -- Bernard Madoff's contention that he pulled off one of the biggest financial frauds in history without any help is being met with disbelief by his investors and experts in the securities industry. It normally takes a team of accountants, stock brokers, lawyers and more to operate the kind of multibillion-dollar investment fund that Madoff ran from the 17th floor of his Manhattan headquarters. The firm had clients around the globe. Simply generating the detailed financial statements investors got in the mail every month would have been a monumental effort for just one person, observers said, even...
  • Rove: Obama should be ‘way ahead’

    08/10/2008 2:50:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies · 181+ views
    The Hill ^ | August 10, 2008 | Klaus Marre and Walter Alarkon
    Republican strategist Karl Rove said Sunday the fact that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama does not have a large lead in the race shows that there are “grave doubts” about the Illinois senator. “With a restive electorate, with an economy that's sort of chugging around, with a war in the background, at the end of eight years of Republican rule in the White House, Obama should be way ahead,” Rove, who engineered President Bush’s two election victories and whose name is synonymous with tough campaigning, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” Meantime, Sen. McCain’s (Ariz.) campaign manager Rick Davis stated...
  • Britain Must Leave Iran In No Doubt Of Its Anger

    03/25/2007 8:04:30 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 2,176+ views
    Britain must leave Iran in no doubt of its anger Last Updated: 12:01am BST 26/03/2007 The last time Iranian forces kidnapped British naval personnel from Iraqi territorial waters, in 2004, the hostages were released after three days. So it must remain our earnest hope that the current outrage in the Gulf will also turn out to be no more than another act of bellicose posturing by Teheran, and that HMS Cornwall will shortly welcome its crew members back on board, all safe and well. More doubtful is how the behaviour of our Government, especially that of a Prime Minister who...