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  • [Catholic Caucus] If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations

    03/24/2019 7:23:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] Investigator: If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Why is a 501(c)(3), whose purpose is to help Catholics support the poorest of the poor, lobbying Congress in the name of multiple secular organizations, for unqualified billions of taxpayer dollars? Michael Hichborn, founder of the Lepanto Institute, is asking that very question in order to hold so-called Catholic nonprofits — especially those supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — transparent and accountable to those who are often pressured from the pulpit to tithe to them. As churchgoing...
  • Our democracy can learn from China’s meritocracy

    03/22/2019 7:11:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 6JAN2016 | Mark Chou
    For several years now, polls by organisations like the Lowy Institute have been telling us that Australians aren’t particularly impressed by our democracy. This seems a startling revelation. But it shouldn’t be. With five prime ministers in five years, Australia’s democracy hasn’t exactly been stable or functional of late. Yet there’s more to Australians’ dissatisfaction with their democratic system than Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. In a 2014 Australian parliamentary lecture, Lowy polling director Alex Oliver advanced other theories said to explain Australians’ ambivalence about democratic politics. Most had to do with the state of our democracy or society. But...
  • I Hate You!

    03/22/2019 9:12:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/19 | Fredy Lowe
    We are being hoodwinked by our own government and their complicit media, who are dividing us into groups for the sole purpose of hating or envying one another Could we, the American people, be this foolish? As soon as we allowed our politicians to refer to our nationality by whatever hyphenated European, Asian or African nation our ancestry originated from—American—we unwittingly allowed them the first small step toward losing our national unity. First, through our cultural differences, then race, religion, and now, more so than ever, our political persuasion, to eventually become a conquered state where we find ourselves today....
  • UK police investigate Catholic mom of five for ‘misgendering’ trans in tweet

    03/20/2019 10:19:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    UK police investigate Catholic mom of five for ‘misgendering’ trans in tweet GUILDFORD, England, March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A UK Catholic mother of five is being investigated by police following a complaint that she deliberately referred to a biological male who believes he’s female as a “he” on social media last year. The mother says she’ll “happily” go to jail for the right to say that “people cannot change sex.” Caroline Farrow, 44, is a well-known Catholic apologist and commentator on social issues in the United Kingdom. She appeared on television talk show “Good Morning Britain” last September to debate...
  • Legislature 2019: Session summary (New Mexico)

    03/19/2019 10:12:47 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 18, 2019 | Dan McKay and Dan Boyd
    Legislators passed bills with wide-ranging implications for New Mexico’s future. The 2019 legislative session was one of the busiest in recent state history. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to act on bills passed during the session. Budget/taxes Passed: A $7 billion budget bill with hefty spending increase for public schools; a broad tax package that increases some tax rates and expands a working families tax credit; lifting the annual spending cap on film incentives from $50 million to $110 million; $933 million package for infrastructure projects. Failed: Expanding early childhood education by tapping into the Land Grant...
  • Why is Ideology Such a Bad Thing?

    03/14/2019 5:27:06 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 33 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I don’t understand the idea that ideology is a bad thing. Notice the contradiction here? “Ideas are a bad thing.” That itself is an idea. Democrats, some party insiders say, are going over a cliff. They’re going all-out socialist. Even Communist. One of their leading figures wants to tear down every single building in America and build new ones, conforming to environmentalist standards. Most of her colleagues in the Establishment either agree, or are reluctant to be seen disagreeing. Is ideology to blame for this madness? No way. It’s not ideology that’s to blame. Ideology simply means the presence of...
  • Study: Judicial Watch is Number One on FOIA

    03/13/2019 5:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that since 2001 it has led all nonprofit organizations in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, according to figures released late last year by The FOIA Project of Syracuse University. Judicial Watch makes this announcement in honor of “ Sunshine Week,” March 10-16, which is an “annual nationwide celebration of access to public information.” According to the’s most recent study, Judicial Watch was again number one on the top ten list of most frequent Nonprofit/Advocacy Groups (Jan 21, 2001-July 2018) challenging federal government withholding in court and for the Bush, Obama...
  • Vanity: Had they only been armed as is their God-given right...

    03/13/2019 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Had they only been armed to the teeth and determined to resist against government tyranny as is their God-given right, the Jews would never have been loaded meekly onto those Holocaust trains by the German government. The masses of Ukrainian and Russian peasant farmers would never have been starved to death by the Russian government. The Armenian Genocide could have been avoided. The Killing Fields of Cambodia would not have happened. And, had the blacks been armed to the teeth against government tyranny and determined to resist, there would have been no slaves in America. Think about that before allowing...
  • California’s marijuana industry needs an intervention to avoid an ‘extinction event’

    03/11/2019 3:20:48 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    Sacramento Dee ^ | MARCH 11, 2019 | ANDREW SHEELER
    Once, the cannabis industry was poised to become a multibillion-dollar industry in California. Now, it could be heading for what its advocates call an “extinction event.” An estimated 10,000 marijuana growers could lose their licenses in the coming months if California lawmakers fail to pass a bill designed to grant them an extension, according to Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, who has sponsored Senate Bill 67.
  • Feds splurge on lobster, pianos, golf carts in race to spend 'use it or lose it' budget

    03/11/2019 12:20:45 PM PDT · by detective · 41 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 7, 2019 | James Varney
    It turns out September, not April, may be federal taxpayers’ worst nightmare. The end of the government’s fiscal year usually brings an orgy of spending as agencies look at their budgets, see extra cash lying around, and figure they’d better use it all up or risk it getting cut in the future. The “use it or lose it” mentality explains why the Defense Department spent $9,241 on a Wexford leather chair, $2.3 million on crab and another $2.3 million on lobster tails in September, according to a study released Thursday by OpenTheBooks. Taxpayers shelled out $97 billion on contracts in...
  • “The Next Best Thing To Hell”: The Story Of The Worst Mass Execution In American History

    03/05/2019 3:48:00 AM PST · by vannrox · 80 replies
    All that is interesting ^ | Published September 27, 2018 Updated January 30, 2019 | By Brandon Weber
    “If you strike at them they will all turn on you and devour you and your women and little children,” the Dakota chief warned before the uprising that led to the slaughter. He was right. Minnesota Historical SocietyIllustration depicting the hanging of 38 Dakota men at Mankato, Minn. on Dec. 26, 1862. It was Dec. 6, 1862. On President Abraham Lincoln’s desk lay a list of 303 Dakota people who were accused of everything from rape to murder. These accusations came after Dakota warriors in southern Minnesota took it upon themselves to do something about the starvation and loss of...
  • 2013: The USA: How Government Confiscates Private Property

    02/23/2019 8:29:34 PM PST · by huckfillary · 7 replies
    Freedom Works ^ | April 13, 2013 | Ted Abram
    The first and chief design of every system of government is to maintain justice: to prevent the members of society from incroaching on one another’s property, or seizing what is not their own. The design here is to give each one the secure and peacable possession of his own property. - Adam Smith Utilizing property greatly advances a person’s opportunity to investment their time, intellect, labor and money. Coupled with limitless and competitive exchanges of ideas and products, these investments propel commerce, science, art and charity. Civilization advances. The USA: How Government Confiscates Private Property People seeking freedom throughout the...
  • Gavin Newsom’s housing lawsuit put 47 California cities on notice. Is yours on the list?

    02/19/2019 6:02:53 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | February 19, 2019 | Bryan Anderson and Madeline Ashmun
    Encinitas is just the kind of place Gavin Newsom might want to sue. A local voter-approved initiative from 2013 makes planning for affordable homes nearly impossible, preventing the wealthy city of 60,000 from complying with a state law that requires local governments to build more housing. The city has already spent $3.5 million in the last few years fighting a pair of housing-related lawsuits. The bill could climb if Newsom follows through on a threat to hold local governments accountable to the state housing law.
  • Trump suggests Rosenstein, McCabe are ‘treasonous,’ citing Fox News

    02/19/2019 3:25:59 AM PST · by yandexja · 84 replies
    Info Banquet ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2019 | Ibadmin
    President Trump suggested Monday night that former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe committed treason, making his case in a tweet that cited Fox News’s Sean Hannity, hours after lobbing similar claims at Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein. Trump sent the tweet during Hannity’s nightly show, in which the host assailed McCabe for claiming that he and Rosenstein discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power. Quoting Hannity, Trump wrote, “’The biggest abuse of power and corruption scandal in our history, and it’s much worse than we thought. Andrew McCabe (FBI) admitted to plotting a coup (government overthrow)...
  • State power now being used to force parents to transgender their kids — or else

    02/13/2019 7:45:19 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/13/2019 | Rick Moran
    A disturbing report from The Federalist details efforts by transgender activists to school the courts in how to deal with parents who refuse to transgender their young children.  In some cases, the courts have seized children whose parents refuse to recognize their child's "true" gender. Margot Cleveland of The Federalist talked to Dr. Michelle Cretella, executive director of the American College of Pediatricians, who described "two waves" of this trend. "I first began hearing from distraught parents in this situation in 2016 and in 2017, I heard from seven families in as many different states in this situation.  In all but one case the...
  • WaPo Report: Bezos’s Team Thinks “Government Entity” Might Have Gotten Hold Of His Photos And Texts

    02/08/2019 9:27:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2019 | Allahpundit
    I know this opinion is controversial but I really think season three of “President Trump” might be the best season yet. Washington Posts @RoigFranzia says Bezos' team thinks it's possible that the text leaks were politically motivated and that a "government entity" accessed the Bezos texts and hoo boy that's certainly something— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) February 8, 2019 My first thought when I watched that clip was, “Is … is he suggesting that Trump secretly ordered some federal agency to hack Bezos’s dick pics to ruin him?” That’s hard to believe, not so much because it’s beneath POTUS...
  • I'm Suing the Government. It Has a Problem With That.

    02/07/2019 8:48:12 AM PST · by centurion316 · 41 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Feb 7, 2019 | Sharyl Attkisson
    A federal appeals court recently heard oral arguments in my lawsuit against former Attorney General Eric Holder, unnamed “John Doe” federal agents at the FBI and Justice Department, and others. At issue are the intrusions into my computers while I worked as an investigative reporter for CBS News, revealed by multiple forensic investigations showing use of proprietary government surveillance programs. It was clear early on that the Justice Department was not interested in investigating or prosecuting its own. So I began the search to find the facts about the invasion into my computers and life. That morphed into a lawsuit...
  • Sen. Portman pushing bill to end future government shutdowns

    01/30/2019 5:17:22 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 38 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | Updated Jan 28, 2019 | Jessica Wehrman
    For five Congresses now, Portman, R-Ohio, has pushed a bill that would automatically renew government funding if Congress and the White House can’t reach a deal to pass appropriations bills by the beginning of the new fiscal year. This year, he’s got a new partner in the fight: Rep. Troy Balderson, a Zanesville Republican, introduced a House version of the bill late Friday, just as the latest latest shutdown was coming to an end. Their bills come with repercussions aimed at keeping Congress from just passing the same spending bills at last year’s levels without the sort of oversight that...

    01/30/2019 2:17:09 AM PST · by vannrox · 10 replies
    Roy Beaird ^ | 28JAN19 | Roy Beaird
    HOLD IT! Before you lose your religion and throw something at your computer over my title let me explain what I mean.  I do not believe he was successful in the sense of doing what was right and good for America.  I believe he was an abysmal failure on that front.  He was, in many ways, more damaging and dangerous the Islamic or any kind of terrorism.  He was more damaging to our economy and our system of government than any outside foreign enemy has been.  So, why would I say he was successful and in what was he...
  • The Stunning Importance of What Devin Nunes Said Yesterday = Trump Mueller’s Target…

    01/29/2019 6:20:06 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 41 replies
    Conserative Tree House ^ | January 28, 2019 | sundance
    Devin Nunes dropped a bombshell yesterday in an interview with Maria Bartiromo [Video Here]. Many people are overlooking the implications of his speculation; and, more importantly how Nunes statement answers just about every contradictory question people have carried. Including: