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  • Emerging Republican Platform Goes Far to the Right

    07/14/2016 12:59:08 PM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 75 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/12
    It also encourages the teaching of the Bible in public schools because, the amendment said, a good understanding of its contents is “indispensable for the development of an educated citizenry.” Additional provisions included those that promoted state laws to limit which restrooms transgender people could use, nodded to “conversion therapy” for gays by saying that parents should be free to make medical decisions about their children without interference and stated that “natural marriage” between a man and a woman is most likely to result in offspring who do not become drug-addicted or otherwise damaged.
  • Driver plows through 'Black Lives Matter' protesters in southern IL

    07/12/2016 7:55:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 94 replies
    KFVS 12 ^ | July 11, 2016 | Giacomo Luca
    The driver of an SUV plowed through a group of protesters during a “Black Lives Matters” march in southern Illinois on Sunday, July 10.According to Carbondale police, at around 10 p.m., officers began to monitor demonstrators who began marching along Washington Street in Carbondale.Police say they continued marching throughout the downtown streets, briefly assembled in front of the Carbondale Police Department, before returning to the Town Square Pavilion.According to police, as they were returning to the pavilion, a vehicle tried to drive through the demonstrators in the 200 block of East Main Street while they were blocking traffic.You can see...
  • END OF THE EU? Germany warns FIVE more countries could leave Europe after Brexit

    06/24/2016 6:12:56 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 53 replies
    express.co.cuk ^ | Jun 24, 2016 | JONATHAN OWEN
    FIVE European countries may seek to follow Britain’s lead in leaving the EU in a Brexit domino effect, Germany has warned. France, the Netherlands, Austria, Finland and Hungary could leave. Front National leader Marine Le Pen has pledged to hold a French referendum if she emerges victorious in next year's presidential elections. While for the past two months a Nexit has been on the cards after Dutch voters overwhelmingly rejected a Ukraine-European Union treaty. Angela Merkel's country faces having to pay an extra Ł2.44billion a year to the annual EU budget once Britain has left.
  • KIMBO SLICE — REPORTEDLY DEAD AT 42

    06/06/2016 8:10:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 6, 2016 | Kaitlin Collins
    Kimbo Slice has reportedly died at the age of 42, though no reports have been confirmed. The MMA fighter — whose real name is Kevin Ferguson — was hospitalized in Florida Monday due to a “dire” medical situation, TMZ reported, and several sources on Twitter now claim he has died of heart failure.
  • Woman writes heartbreaking letter to Whole Foods shoppers after a family tragedy

    03/10/2016 11:32:27 AM PST · by pilgrim · 51 replies
    Washington post ^ | March 10, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Dear Strangers, I remember you. Ten months ago, when my cellphone rang with news of my father’s suicide, you were walking into Whole Foods prepared to do your grocery shopping, just as I had been only minutes before you. But I had already abandoned my cart full of groceries and I stood in the entryway of the store. My brother was on the other end of the line. He was telling me my father was dead, that he had taken his own life early that morning and through his own sobs, I remember my brother kept saying, “I’m sorry,...
  • Red Shoulder Hawk, Hear The Cry

    01/28/2016 9:52:00 AM PST · by Revski · 11 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/28/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Hear the cry of the red-shoulder hawk and it's flight, through Calvary. Animated Gospel!
  • Eyes In Every Place Watching You

    01/15/2016 3:28:59 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 1/15/16 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    All new video of this Colombian Parakeets (Perija) that is listed as critically endangered, and threatened species, have voices of my grandchild, wife and myself, quoting biblical scripture.
  • Syrian refugees pepper sprayed at 'Welcome Night' in Vancouver

    01/09/2016 8:34:45 AM PST · by Dartman · 30 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | Jan.9/16 | THE CANADIAN PRESS
    VANCOUVER -- Police said they were looking for a suspect after more than a dozen Syrian refugees were pepper sprayed late Friday night in Vancouver. The attack happened outside the Muslim Association of Canada Centre during a "welcome night" event for newly-arrived Syrian refugees. City police said a crowd of men, women and children had gathered outside the MAC centre when a man wearing a white-hoodie apparently rode by on a bicycle and sprayed 15 to 30 people. Witnesses said several of those who were hit started coughing and complaining of burning eyes. Police said that a number of people...
  • Hajj stampede killed three times Saudi Arabia's official number, says report

    12/11/2015 7:12:08 AM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/10/2015 | Agency
    The September Hajj stampede killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new count shows, making it the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage The September Hajj stampede killed at least 2,411 pilgrims, a new count shows, three times the number of deaths acknowledged by Saudi Arabia. The figures establish the crush on September 24 as the deadliest in the history of the annual pilgrimage. Saudi's official death toll of 769 people has not changed since September 26, and officials have yet to address the discrepancy. The kingdom rebuffed criticism from its regional rival Iran and efforts by other countries...
  • Severed pig's head left at N. Phila. mosque

    12/07/2015 4:13:01 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 70 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/07/2015 | Michael Matza
    Local and federal authorities were investigating reports Monday that someone left a severed pig's head at a North Philadelphia mosque. An employee at the Al Aqsa Islamic Society mosque found the bloodied head when he arrived around 6 a.m. Monday. Surveillance video at the site, along Germantown Avenue, captured a red pickup truck that drove twice past the mosque just before 11 p.m. Sunday. On its second pass, someone threw an item from the passenger window, the video shows. Pigs are considered insulting to Muslims who observe halal dietary laws.
  • Be At Peace With God

    11/06/2015 11:23:54 AM PST · by Revski
    Revski (o7jimmy) Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-6-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Good news for all humanity.
  • Wilbur Is Clean

    10/26/2015 12:27:55 PM PDT · by Revski · 4 replies
    o7jimm Youtube Ministy ^ | 10/26/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    You can't put lipstick on a pig but you sure can clean it up.
  • Wilbur's Bath

    10/24/2015 10:46:31 AM PDT · by Revski · 2 replies
    o7jimm Youtube Video ^ | 10/24/2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    Inspired by the Lord Jesus and his word. Sin or sinning is Sin and political correctness is SIN.
  • Oil, America's Inexhaustible Resource

    09/01/2015 7:06:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 1, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    "The United States of America cannot afford to bet our long-term prosperity, our long-term security on a resource that will eventually run out, and even before it runs out will get more and more expensive to extract from the ground." -- Barack Obama, 2011. In August 1859 on the eve of the Civil War, Col. Edwin Laurentine Drake completed the first commercial oil well in the United States on Oil Creek just outside of Titusville, Pa. Over the next century and a half, oil and gas companies have extracted tens of billions of barrels of oil from the ground...
  • Spencer Stone has succesful surgery [One of the heroes on the Amsterdam-Paris train]

    08/22/2015 9:46:30 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 38 replies
    Le Figaro ^ | 22 August 2015
    [Translated from LIVE THREAD on Le Figaro website] 14:24 The injured American soldier has surgery Between 10 o'clock and 12:30 Spencer Stone underwent a succesful operation on his hand. The surgery took plance at the Hand Clinic at Lesquin, a suburb south of Liile. The soldier is now recovering and will later be heard by the police. 15:38 Spencer Stone may leave the hospital by Saturday evening. Spencer Stone, one of the Americans who helped subdue the shooter on the Thalys train between Amsterdam-Paris on Friday should be able to leave the clinic where he underwnet a succesful surgical procedure...
  • Washington D.C. Is Sinking Into the Ocean

    08/01/2015 12:48:19 PM PDT · by VinL · 90 replies
    Time ^ | 7/30/15 | Tessa Berensen
    All the political gridlock in Congress and name-calling during election season may not matter as much when Washington, D.C. sinks into the ocean. According to new research conducted by geologists at the University of Vermont and the U.S. Geological Survey, the land in the Chesapeake Bay region, including the nation’s capital, is sinking rapidly. The sea level in the Chesapeake is rising at twice the global average and faster than anywhere else on the East Coast, the researchers say, which means D.C. will sink 6 or more inches in the next 100 years. The sinking is caused by melting ice...
  • Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?

    11/11/2014 7:09:08 AM PST · by Salvation · 66 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 11-10-14 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    Does “Gospel” Simply Mean “Good News”? Or Have We Unintentionally Defined Ourselves into a Corner?By: Msgr. Charles PopeThere are times in the Church when we want to define something rather easily and simply so as to make it memorable and easy to grasp. But in so doing, we run the risk of doing harm to its deeper, richer, and more accurate meaning.I wonder if we have not done this with the word “gospel.” Most of us have been trained to define the word “gospel” as “good news.” Clearly there is good news in the Gospels and, by extension, the whole of...
  • Outnumbered National Guardsman takes down 4 armed robbers at Sonic(trunc)

    01/22/2015 5:56:22 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 29 replies
    BIZPAC ^ | 01/21/2015 | Tom Tillison
    A Georgia man sitting in a drive-thru at a Sonic Drive-In restaurant was confronted Sunday by a small gang of armed men who demanded his hard earned money, WSB-TV reported.
  • Demise of Southern democrat is now nearly complete

    12/10/2014 6:09:25 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 17 replies
    www.nytimes.com ^ | 12/4/14 | unknown
    After President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he reportedly told a fellow Democrat that the party had lost the South for a long time to come. It took more than a generation for old Southern loyalties to the Democrats to fade, but that vision was realized this weekend. As Mary Landrieu, a Democratic senator from Louisiana, lost re-election in Saturday’s runoff election, as expected, the Republicans vanquished the last vestige of Democratic strength in the once solidly Democratic Deep South. In a region stretching from the high plains of Texas to the Atlantic coast of the...
  • Police officer surprises woman shoplifting eggs

    12/09/2014 11:32:48 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    www.ajc.com ^ | 12/9/14 | unknown
    The woman accused of stealing eggs from a Dollar General in Alabama could have gone to jail. Instead, an act of compassion caught on camera is quickly going viral. According to AL.com, Officer William Stacy reported to the Dollar General in Tarrant after store employees allegedly caught a woman stealing eggs. The woman, who was not identified by name in the report, told store management and the officer that she stole the eggs to feed her children, who were waiting in the car.
  • Just three cups of coffee a day could slash risk of Alzheimer's

    11/26/2014 7:12:34 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 81 replies
    express.co.uk ^ | November 27, 2014 | By: Mark Reynold
    Scientists have discovered a link between regular daily intake of the hot drink and a reduction of up to 20 per cent of the chances of developing dementia. The report released today (thurs) from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee highlights the role nutrition can play in preserving cognitive function, especially during the preclinical phase of Alzheimer's before full-blown symptoms of dementia occur.
  • If You’re Not Rich, Divorce Can Be Financially Devastating

    11/15/2014 10:24:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/15/2014 | TERESA TRITCH
    There is a long list of women* who have amassed personal fortunes by divorcing rich husbands — and as far as I can tell, they deserved every penny. This week Sue Ann Hamm joined it when a court ordered her ex-husband, Harold Hamm, the Oklahoma oil man, to pay her some $1 billion in cash and assets, or about $38 million per year of a 26-year marriage. Ms. Hamm plans to appeal on the grounds that the award grossly undervalues her share of the wealth accumulated during the marriage, Reuters reported on Thursday. If Ms. Hamm gets anywhere near half...
  • 'Save Excalibur' fails: Madrid euthanizes Ebola patient's dog

    10/08/2014 12:50:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    CNN Health ^ | October 8, 2014 | Jacque Wilson
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Madrid health authorities have put down Ebola patient Teresa Romero Ramos' dog, Excalibur, despite protests. The animal was sedated prior to euthanasia to avoid its suffering, the Health Ministry of Madrid said in a statement. More than 330,000 people had signed a petition on Change.org to save Excalibur. Ramos, a nurse's assistant, is in isolation after testing positive for the deadly Ebola virus earlier this week. Health authorities worried her dog may have also become infected. Which warrants the questions: Can dogs really get Ebola and spread it to humans? What about other animals? In Africa, Ebola infection "has been...
  • Hillary's tin ear.

    08/11/2014 4:54:46 AM PDT · by chuck07852 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10 August 2014 | Rick Moran
    In an interview with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, Hillary Clinton made some uncharacteristically harsh comments about President Obama's foreign policy.
  • Official: Koch Brothers plan $125 million midterm push

    05/09/2014 11:08:37 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 17 replies
    www.kansascity.com ^ | May 9, 2014 | Steve Peoples
    BOSTON — A group backed by the conservative Koch brothers plans to spend more than $125 million on the November elections. The investment marks a significant escalation for the Koch brothers' main campaign arm. Americans For Prosperity plans to increase television advertising across the country, improve voter data collection and strengthen its 31-state ground operation. A senior official with direct knowledge of the plans confirms the election blueprint. It's outlined in a memo to Republican donors this spring. The official confirms the memo's authenticity but isn't authorized to discuss it publicly.
  • Police K-9 found dead after SW Portland shooting

    04/16/2014 11:17:12 AM PDT · by the OlLine Rebel · 25 replies
    KGW.com ^ | 4/16/14 | KGW.com staff
    A K-9 whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland was found dead from a gunshot wound after a widespread search involving police, bloodhounds, area residents and even TriMet bus drivers.
  • Teachers at their best in Atlanta snowstorm

    01/29/2014 1:52:09 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.today.com ^ | 1/29/2014 | Lisa Flam
    When snow descended on Atlanta and it became too dangerous for kids to get home, E. Rivers Elementary School principal Matt Rogers threw his students the sleepover of a lifetime. More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched movies, ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. Lindsay Treharne More than 90 students stuck at E. Rivers Elementary School in Atlanta overnight due to snow watched "Free Willy," ate pizza and enjoyed a snowball fight in the morning. After movies and pizza, he used tablecloths and even his own...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians...

    12/13/2013 7:11:22 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 5/6/13 | unknown
    Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity. In September 2010, Robert Muise,...
  • Australian court rejects law allowing gay marriage

    12/12/2013 8:33:43 AM PST · by Stalwart · 6 replies
    TheTimes Of India ^ | Dec 12, 2013, | AP
    SYDNEY: Australia's highest court struck down a landmark law on Thursday that had begun allowing the country's first gay marriages, shattering the dreams of more than two dozen same-sex newlyweds whose marriages will now be annulled less than a week after their weddings.
  • Governor Christie's vanishing mystique is good news

    12/05/2013 7:33:24 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-5-13 | Chris Adamo
    Though it is not yet 2014, the Republican "Establishment" is already attempting to determine the party's candidate for the 2016 presidential election. And their top picks range all the way from former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Any true conservatives are immediately pronounced "unelectable" and their candidacies declared dead on arrival. This assessment of the political landscape is profoundly significant, and the determinations of Republican Party insiders critically important, considering they have such a sterling track record of selecting sure winners, such as Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. A vital element of their...
  • Croatians vote against same-sex marriage

    12/01/2013 1:51:10 PM PST · by annalex · 23 replies
    thenews.com.pk ^ | December 02, 2013
    ZAGREB: A majority of Croatians voted in a referendum Sunday to ban gay marriages in what is a major victory for the Catholic Church-backed conservatives in the European Union´s newest nation. The state electoral commission, citing near complete results, said 65 percent of those who voted answered "yes" to the referendum question: "Do you agree that marriage is matrimony between a man and a woman?" About 34 percent voted against. The result meant that Croatia´s constitution will be amended to ban same-sex marriage. The vote has deeply divided Croatia. Liberal groups have said the referendum´s question infringes on basic human...
  • Confirmed: Nine Texas abortion clinics shut down abortions after Court reinstates pro-life law

    11/02/2013 6:47:28 AM PDT · by topher · 28 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | Fri Nov 01, 2013 13:38 EST | by John Jalsevac
    November 1, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – At least nine Texas abortion clinics have suspended abortions starting today after an Appeals Court reinstated key provisions of the state’s hotly contested pro-life law yesterday, according to reports. The ruling came just three days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel had struck down sections of the law requiring abortionists to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and to follow FDA guidelines in administering the abortion drug RU-486.
  • Rags to Riches.. OMG

    09/25/2013 1:21:39 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 11 replies
    wimp.com ^ | Sept. 23, 2013 | Unknown
    Disabled man's life is turned around by a blanket... Really.. :)
  • Live Thread: Obama to Make Rose Garden Statement on Syria, 1:15 p.m. EDT 8/31/13

    08/31/2013 9:16:19 AM PDT · by kristinn · 596 replies
    Via Twitter ^ | Saturday, August 31, 2013 | Jay Carney
    The President will deliver a statement on Syria at 1:15 pm today in the Rose Garden today.
  • Shoppers go by 'honor system' at Wayne store that should have been locked

    08/28/2013 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Sopater · 24 replies
    New Jersey News 12 ^ | August 27, 2013
    WAYNE - A group of young men dubbed "honest shoppers" have come forward after they walked into a Wayne store that was supposed to be closed, took what they needed and left money for their purchases. Management at Buddy's Small Lots on Route 23 got a call from police that there had been a break-in at the store, but upon arrival, nothing was missing. The lock on the door had malfunctioned and the lights were still on, so the store looked open for business. Surveillance footage shows a group of bewildered shoppers entering the store and calling out for a...
  • The Bad News/Good News Bible

    08/07/2013 7:33:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 08/07/2013 | Ken Connor
    The Bible is a book of bad news and good news. First the bad news: Human beings are sinners. Our sin separates us from a holy and righteous God, provokes his wrath, and causes us to ultimately suffer death and eternal separation from Him. (Rom. 3:23, Rom.1:18, Col.3:6). More bad news: We are without excuse. As a result of our wickedness, we have suppressed the truth about God made known to us and are deserving of his righteous wrath. (Rom. 1:16-32) That's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's not the end of the story. There is good news. The...
  • Vanity: It's Biblical: ...And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting.

    07/20/2013 5:50:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 45 replies
    Bible | 20 July 2013 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The Bible pretty much lays it on the line. When the Bible speaks, it's God talking. Hard to argue with God. Proverbs 11:10 - When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, And when the wicked perish, there is glad shouting. So, when Hitler, Stalin, Khadafi, Kim Il Sung, Hugo Chavez, Osama Bin Laden, Che Guevara, Arafat, Saddam Hussein, Peter Jennings and Helen Thomas died, a lot of folks rejoiced. And, many of us are waiting for others to pass on like ANY of the leftists who have turned this nation upside down morally and in every way....
  • Judge rules in favor of student thrown out of class for saying he doesn’t support gay lifestyle

    07/17/2013 5:38:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 7-16-13 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    A judge has ruled in favor of a student who sued after he was thrown out of class by a gay activist teacher for expressing his religious beliefs against the homosexual lifestyle. Federal District Judge Patrick J. Duggan of the Eastern District of Michigan declared the teacher’s actions in punishing Daniel Glowacki violated his First Amendment Rights. "While the Court certainly recognizes that schools are empowered to regulate speech to prevent students from invading the rights of other students, people do not have a legal right to prevent criticism of their beliefs or for that matter their way of life,"...
  • Transformation is Still Possible: The Closure of Exodus International

    07/03/2013 5:34:14 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 3 replies
    Good News Magazine & Transforming Congregations (United Methodist offshoots) ^ | 1 July 2013 | Karen Booth and Thomas A. Lambrecht
    Transformation is Still Possible: The Closure of Exodus International July 1, 2013 http://goodnewsmag.org/2013/07/transformation-is-still-possible-the-closure-of-exod By Karen Booth and Thomas A. Lambrecht In mid-June, dramatic headlines announced that the president of Exodus International North America was issuing an apology to gay people and closing its doors. For those who have been supportive of the ministry of Exodus International, a 37-year-old umbrella organization for Christian ministry with individuals and families impacted by unwanted same-sex attraction, this headline was disappointing and misleading. As ministries working for the renewal of the The United Methodist Church, Transforming Congregations and Good News are saddened by the announcement...
  • Holy War: London Mosque Firebombed

    05/27/2013 5:25:37 PM PDT · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Pat Dollard ^ | 5/27/13 | Pat Dollard
    Code of Harry from Showtime’s Dexter: The Code of Harry was never actually written down, but was passed down verbally. As a result, it’s not a verbatim list of rules, but more a general set of learnings and guidelines taught by Harry to Dexter. Dexter has several times cited two rules as the most important rule above all others: 1st Rule of the Code : Never get caught – Don’t get caught committing a crime, since that would result in imprisonment and may even result in being put to death. Harry, in bringing Dexter to witness an execution, runs through...
  • Judge: Obama administration can’t refuse to arrest illegal immigrants

    04/24/2013 2:59:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 85 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/24/2013 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge said this week that the Obama administration is likely violating the law by telling immigration agents and officers not to arrest illegal immigrants they deem low priority, in a case that could upend President Obama’s enforcement policy. For the last several years the administration has said it will no longer arrest most illegal immigrants, arguing it wants to focus only on those with serious criminal records or gang ties. The Homeland Security department said it was using “prosecutorial discretion.” Immigration agents and officers sued, saying federal law requires them to make the arrests, but the Obama administration...
  • APNewsBreak: Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

    07/17/2012 9:01:17 AM PDT · by scottjewell · 50 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 17 2012 | Associated Press
    <p>NEW YORK (AP) — After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics.</p> <p>An 11-member special committee, formed discreetly by top Scout leaders in 2010, "came to the conclusion that this policy is absolutely the best policy for the Boy Scouts," the organization' national spokesman, Deron Smith, told The Associated Press.</p>
  • Illinois school district ejects homosexual activist curriculum

    06/26/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/25/2012 | Ben Johnson
    ERIE, ILLINOIS, June 25, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – An Illinois school district has bucked the national homosexual lobby by voting to remove books that promote same-sex “marriage” or mainstream alternate lifestyles. After parents complained about The Family Book, which the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) recommends “to naturalize and celebrate family diversity,” the Erie Community Unit School District 1 voted to remove all GLSEN curriculum from the district. The vote was 5-2. Ann Schipper, the mother of three children in the system, said the curriculum “completely wipes away what my kids have learned at church and at home, and...
  • Soldier Saved Lives By Throwing Away Grenade

    03/23/2012 3:36:08 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 21 replies
    Sky News ^ | 03/23/2012 | Sky News
    A British soldier who picked up and threw away a live grenade before it could kill him and his men is among 131 members of the Armed Forces whose heroics are being officially honoured. Serjeant Deacon Cutterham was wading through an irrigation ditch knee-deep in water on patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, when the grenade came flying over a high wall to one side and landed in front of him. He reached down to grab it and "posted" the grenade into a parallel irrigation channel to get it out of his hand as quickly as possible.
  • Analysis: Snowe departure will widen partisan gulf

    02/29/2012 3:13:02 PM PST · by mdittmar · 23 replies
    cBS News ^ | February 29, 2012 | Charles Babington
    <p>WASHINGTON — The surprising retirement of moderate Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine moves congressional centrists a step closer to extinction and highlights the great paradox of American politics.</p> <p>Voters say they want bipartisan solutions to the nation's problems. But they congregate and vote in ways that ensure partisan warfare, driving the GOP further right and the Democratic Party further left.</p>
  • Rep. Barney Frank won't seek re-election

    11/28/2011 7:01:32 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 236 replies
    Rep. Barney Frank won't seek re-election Posted by CNN Wire Staff (CNN) - Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, a 16-term Democrat, will announce Monday he does not intend to seek re-election in 2012........
  • Marshals ordered to seize Righthaven assets

    11/02/2011 1:22:13 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 26 replies
    Vegasinc.com ^ | 11/02/2011 | Steve Green
    Las Vegas copyright infringement lawsuit filer Righthaven LLC’s financial problems grew Tuesday when the federal court in Las Vegas commanded the U.S. Marshals Service to seize more than $63,000 in Righthaven assets to satisfy a creditor’s judgment and costs. Lance Wilson, clerk of the court, signed a writ of execution requested by attorneys for Wayne Hoehn, who was sued for copyright infringement by Righthaven —but then defeated Righthaven in court when his case was dismissed this summer. Righthaven since March 2010 has filed 275 lawsuits against websites, bloggers and message board posters claiming they infringed on material from the Las...
  • Woman Catches Baby from 10 story Fall (Great news)

    07/04/2011 8:26:24 PM PDT · by politicalmerc · 16 replies
    Fox News Online ^ | July 4, 2011 | AP Staff
    BEIJING -- A 2-year-old Chinese girl left unattended fell 10 stories from her family's apartment window and survived after being caught by a woman passing by, state media reported Sunday. The toddler was in critical condition Sunday with internal bleeding and other unspecified injuries while the woman who saved her suffered a broken arm, China Central Television and the Xinhua News Agency said. The girl, named Zhang Fangyu but known by the nickname Niu Niu, was in the care of her grandmother Saturday afternoon when the older woman left the 10th-floor apartment outside the eastern city of Hangzhou to run...
  • Newspaper ad revenue in US falls 7 percent in 1Q

    06/01/2011 4:42:37 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 2+ views
    New York (AP) -- U.S. newspaper advertising revenue fell 7 percent during the first three months of the year. That left the industry's quarterly ad revenue at its lowest level in 27 years.
  • Ohio Senate OKs Collective Bargaining Limits

    03/30/2011 8:23:57 PM PDT · by NRG1973 · 33 replies
    WBNS-10TV ^ | March 30, 2011 | N/A
    The Republican-led Ohio Senate voted on Wednesday night to severely limit the collective bargaining rights of 350,000 public workers. The 17-16 vote came hours after the full House approved the measure on a 53-44 vote, 10TV News reported. The measure affects safety workers, teachers, nurses and a host of other government personnel. It allows unions to negotiate wages but not health care, sick time or pension benefits. It also does away with automatic pay increases in favor of merit raises. Gov. John Kasich said that his $55.5 billion state budget counts on unspecified savings from lifting union protections to fill...