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  • Constantine's Vision of the Cross ~ Early Accounts and Backstory

    10/27/2019 9:15:26 PM PDT · by Antoninus · 28 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | October 27, 2017 | Florentius
    Constantine's great victory at the Battle of the Milvian Bridge took place on October 28, AD 312. The day before — October 27 — is the date traditionally given for the miraculous vision and dream which Constantine experienced prior to the battle. This vision has been the subject of debate in both scholarly and popular imagination for hundreds of years. But what really happened on that day 1,705 years ago that changed forever the course of human history? As a prelude to the famous accounts of this vision, it should be noted that Constantine also seems to have had pagan...
  • Estimates of bird collision mortality at wind facilities in the contiguous United States

    09/23/2019 3:02:06 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 39 replies
    Science Direct ^ | December 2013 | Scott R. Loss, Tom Will, Peter P. Marra
    Abstract Wind energy has emerged as a promising alternative to fossil fuels, yet the impacts of wind facilities on wildlife remain unclear. Prior studies estimate between 10,000 and 573,000 fatal bird collisions with U.S. wind turbines annually; however, these studies do not differentiate between turbines with a monopole tower and those with a lattice tower, the former of which now comprise the vast majority of all U.S. wind turbines and the latter of which are largely being de-commissioned. We systematically derived an estimate of bird mortality for U.S. monopole turbines by applying inclusion criteria to compiled studies, identifying correlates of...
  • NeverTrump Nitwits Should Just Go Away

    09/05/2019 7:09:03 AM PDT · by libstripper · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Sept. 5, 2019 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Instead of admitting they were wrong about President Donald Trump, the #NeverTrump nitwit brigade is doubling down on stupid. Is it simply that they are too stubborn to acknowledge that despite their misgivings during campaign season, Trump is turning out to be the president they have been writing, lecturing, and think-tanking about for their entire careers?
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton Dismiss Trumps Calls for Mental Health Reform, Demand Assault (T)

    08/06/2019 8:41:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 8/6/2019 | Hannah Bleu
    Full Headline" Bill and Hillary Clinton Dismiss Trumps Calls for Mental Health Reform, Demand Assault Weapons Ban Both Bill and Hillary Clinton reacted to President Trumps Monday morning remarks on the deadly shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, dismissing his push for mental health-based reform and calling for the ban of assault weapons. Trump addressed the nation Monday on the deadly shootings that occurred over the weekend, resulting in more than 30 fatalities and dozens of injuries. He unequivocally condemned racism, bigotry, and white supremacy, calling them sinister ideologies that must be defeated.
  • A Groundbreaking Future Exhibit About the Shroud of Turin

    04/28/2019 8:33:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | April 28, 2019 | Myra Kahn Adams
    These are difficult times for all denominations founded on the divinity of Jesus Christ.    Recent polling indicates that American church attendance is rapidly declining, with "none" the fastest growing faith group cited by 20 percent of respondents up from 8 percent in 2000.Then during Holy Week, the most sacred seven days for Christians, two tragic events struck that shook the faithful and the world to its core. First, on Monday, April 15, the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, followed by Easter Sunday’s deadly terror attacks in Sri Lanka that targeted worshippers as they were celebrating the resurrection...
  • Study: Young Men in Sweden Twice As Likely To Be Killed in Shootings Compared to Rest of Europe

    05/13/2018 1:53:17 PM PDT · by davikkm · 34 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHRIS TOMLINSON
    A new study has claimed young men in Sweden are twice as likely as their European counterparts to be victims of a deadly shooting as gang violence across the country has continued to grow. The study, which was published in the European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research this week, compared Sweden to twelve other European countries, finding young men aged 15 to 29 were ten times more likely to be fatally shot than young men in Germany and six times more likely to be shot than young men in Britain, Dagens Nyheter reports. Over the past ten years, the...
  • The end of the Steeler Patriots Game

    12/17/2017 5:14:29 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 314 replies
    Vanity ^ | 12/17/17 | a little elbow grease
    As a Steeler fan who just endured that game:I only have one thing to say about the ending of that game: As I understand the rule of a pass catch it is when a player 1. --- takes possession of the thrown ball , THEN 2. ---- makes what they call a football move. That is what determines a catch. 1 and 2. (This rule I believe was first employed just a few years ago concerning a catch and a subsequent fumble. A catch was determined a catch if the receiver took control of the ball and then made a...
  • The Knicks Have Finally Traded Carmelo Anthony

    09/23/2017 2:53:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 23, 2017 | Marc Berman
    In thunder and lightning speed, Carmelo Anthony is finally gone. One day after Anthony finally opened up his wish list to include the Thunder and the Cavaliers, the Knicks sent their 33-year-old declining star off to Oklahoma City, agreeing on a framework of a deal centered around center Enes Kanter and Doug McDermott, multiple NBA sources confirmed to The Post. An NBA source told The Post the deal will be announced Monday.
  • Game-by-game predictions for the 2017 schedule: Will the Cowboys' NFC East reign continue?

    06/26/2017 5:11:13 PM PDT · by Bender2 · 23 replies
    By Jon Machota , Staff Writer Contact Jon Machota on Twitter: @jonmachota I predicted the outcome for every Cowboys game after the 2017 NFL regular-season schedule was released in April. At the time, I had Dallas going 10-6, the same record I predicted in 2016. One difference is that I had the Cowboys winning the division last year. At first glance, I had them finishing second this year to the New York Giants, but earning a wild card spot. Having been able to see what they did in the draft and watch offseason practices, I've gone back through my projections....
  • 'Everything's Being Destroyed':Woman Pleads on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys Property

    02/08/2017 1:22:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb. 8, 2017 | Lisa Fernandez
    'Everything's Being Destroyed': Los Gatos Woman Pleads for Help on Facebook Live After Mudslide Destroys PropertyThree homes owned by one family on an off-the-grid Los Gatos, California property were devastated in a massive mudslide during heavy storms on Tuesday, and a daughter who lives there used Facebook Live to plead for help. Everythings being destroyed, Jennifer Ray, 32, a stay-at-home mom, is heard saying on the 7:47 a.m. post, her voice teary and frantic. The dogs are trapped in the car. Oh my God. In an interview on Wednesday with NBC Bay Area, Ray said she didnt know what else...
  • Theresa May facing Cabinet backlash over refusal to deal with Nigel Farage despite his links to Dona

    11/13/2016 8:07:23 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Sunday Telegraph (UK) ^ | 13 November 2016 10:00PM | Peter Dominiczak, Christopher Hope and Steven Swinford
    Theresa May is facing a growing Cabinet backlash over her decision to dismiss Nigel Farage despite him being the only British politician to meet with Donald Trump since his victory. The Daily Telegraph understands a number of members of the Cabinet and other Government ministers believe the Prime Ministers allies have made a mistake by referring to Mr. Farage as an irrelevance. One Cabinet source also accused Downing Street of having made no plan for a Trump victory, despite Government claims that officials have for months been holding talks with members of his inner circle. Mrs. May has made clear...
  • Following death of Supreme Court Justice Scalia, here's President Obama's short list for replacement

    02/14/2016 6:58:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 87 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Feb 13, 2016 | BY LAURA BULT
    After the sudden death of conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama has the opportunity to move the country’s highest court toward the left by tapping a more liberal-leaning successor. Immediately after news of Scalia's death broke, diverse options for the top job were being floated along with a debate online among Senate leaders about whether lame duck Obama should be the one to nominate the next justice. "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday in a statement. "Therefore this vacancy should...
  • For President: who is best on national debt, the economy, jobs?

    02/05/2016 10:58:02 AM PST · by Bratch · 77 replies
    Facebook ^ | February 5, 2016 | Sarah Palin
    For President: who is best on national debt, the economy, jobs? Who's the only candidate who hasn't voted to add to our $19 trillion debt, and...hasn't voted for Obama's devastating fast-tracked TPP trade deal;is expert on national and international trade and economics, actually understanding our destructive, unbalanced trade deals that are struck as favors for the cause of crony capitalism;operates in the real world on balanced budgets instead of supporting annual unsustainable deficits, recklessly rolling along spending other people's money;actually creates private sector jobs to secure the middle class instead of supporting bureaucratic agencies that chase our businesses out...
  • Report: Elizabeth Warren Did Not Disclose $1.3 Million Credit Line From Bank Of America

    05/20/2015 5:43:03 PM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    TheDC ^ | 5/20/15 | Alex Pappas
    Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the populist Democrat and foe of big banks, has not listed a $1.3 million credit line against her home with Bank of America on annual financial disclosure documents because of a loophole in federal law, according to a new report. The Boston Herald reported Wednesday that Warren, who is required to disclose financial assets and liabilities, avoided listing it in 2014 because its a line of credit not a mortgage and the Democrat doesnt actually owe enough money yet. Heres how the Democrats office explained the situation to the Boston Herald: An aide for...
  • Bill Nye Compares Combating Climate Change to Winning World War II

    05/11/2015 1:02:30 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies ^ | May 11, 2015 | 1:36 PM EDT | By Joseph Rossell
    Overcoming climate change is a challenge for those "coming of age," much like World War II was for the Greatest Generation, Bill Nye "The Science Guy" asserted. Nye claimed that climate change was "certainly the most serious problem facing humankind right now" while on HuffPost Live May 7 with host Josh Zepps. "So what I want to do is create the next Great Generation," Nye said. He said the members of the Greatest Generation "pitched in" to win World War II. "And so I want the people coming of age now, the presidents kids and stuff, to work together to...
  • North Carolinas ISIS Beachhead: Slain Sisters & Fathers Terror Connections. Media Blackout.

    02/15/2015 5:38:55 PM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    Adina Kutnicki ^ | 2/15/2015 | Adina Kutnicki
    REFLEXIVELY, as if in lockstep, westerners look on in horror when citizens are gunned down. Agreed, this is a natural response. Not only that, when the other is the victim, well, the wailing increases to an exponential level. Nevertheless, it is good (western) advice to take a pause, to reflect on whos who and whats what. In other words, when addicts are eliminated by their pushers; when prostitutes fall victim to their pimps; and when Mafia thugs are buried by their bosses, are said deaths the same as the truly innocent? Get real. Skells. IN light of certain (disinfecting) truths,...
  • Do Republicans want a Protestant POTUS candidate?

    02/19/2012 4:53:22 PM PST · by Andy from Chapel Hill · 129 replies · 1+ views
    57% of Republicans are Protestant and 23% are Catholic, if I read the data at Pew Research correctly. Today, after church (Presbyterian, but thinking about joining an unaffilated church), a group of us older and more conservative men began discussing the lack of enthusiasm among the Republican base for any of the current candidates. One fellow said "I am not Catholic because I do not agree with the Catholic Church's teachings and I am not Mormon because I do not want to be a Mormon". Others generally agreed and said that the candidate's religion mattered a lot. Is the talk...
  • John McCain Chastises 2012 Republican Field for Isolationism (McCain attacks Bachmann)

    06/19/2011 9:47:38 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 15 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-06-19 | Jessica Desvarieux & Imtiyaz Delawala
    (snip) McCain acknowledged that war weariness is a factor in opposition to U.S. involvement in Libya, but he disagreed with Republican candidates like Michele Bachmann who said at last week's GOP debate that the U.S. had "no vital national interest" there. "I strongly disagree with her and others," McCain said. "The fact is our interest are our values. And our values are that we don't want people needlessly slaughtered by the thousands if we can prevent such activity." "We are the lead nation in the world, and America matters and we must lead," McCain added. "Sometimes that leadership entails sacrifice...
  • "I'm the most experienced vice president since anybody" (Biden on Biden)

    01/15/2009 3:08:11 PM PST · by mojito · 39 replies · 959+ views
    PowerLine ^ | 1/15/2009 | Paul Mirengoff
    Joe Biden has been talking about his favorite topic -- Joe Biden. In particular, he's been attempting to talk his way past the widespread view that he, Joe Biden, marks a return to the days of the irrelevant vice president. Talkin' Joe himself has contributed to that perception by insisting that he will not be like Dick Cheney. A more astute vice president-elect would have little trouble distinguishing himself from Cheney without casting doubt on his own relevance. The problem with Cheney, from a liberal perspective, should not be that he was the foremost of Bush advisors. Cheney was, after...
  • Roger Ebert weighs in: The American Idol candidate

    09/10/2008 8:55:55 PM PDT · by xDGx · 54 replies · 560+ views
    Sun-Times ^ | 9/10/08 | Roger Ebert
    The American Idol candidate September 10, 2008 By Roger Ebert I think I might be able to explain some of Sara Palin's appeal. She's the "American Idol" candidate. Consider. What defines an "American Idol" finalist? They're good-looking, work well on television, have a sunny personality, are fierce competitors, and so talented, why, they're darned near the real thing. There's a reason "American Idol" gets such high ratings. People identify with the contestants. They think, Hey, that could almost be me up there on that show! My feeling is, I don't want to be up there. I want a vice president...