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  • At the origin of language structure

    08/29/2015 10:29:43 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 3 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 8/27/2015 | Sissa Medialab
    There are languages that place the verb between the subject and the object (SVO order -- Subject/ Verb/ Object) while others place it at the end of the trio (SOV order). The order of these elements, far from being purely decorative, influences efficiency of expression. A team from SISSA's Language, Cognition and Development Lab (along with two Iranian institutions) studied the mechanism that controls the transition from the SOV form, considered the "basic" order by scientists, to the SVO order while the language is evolving, demonstrating that when the computational load on the brain is lightened, humans choose more efficient...
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  • Fluent English to be essential for UK public sector jobs

    08/02/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    Press Trust of India, niticentral.com ^ | Monday, August 3, 2015 | Aditi Khanna
    London, Aug 2 (PTI): People in Britain who do not speak fluent English will be barred from public sector jobs which involve working directly with the public, the government announced today as part of its new tough immigration laws. From September, National Health Service (NHS) staff and council workers will be among those required to have language skills equivalent to GCSE grade C or above, the announcement said. It will also include police officers, social workers, teaching staff and assistants. Managers will have to test if employees can "communicate effectively with the public". Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock...
  • University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Now Offensive

    07/30/2015 7:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends using “other sex,”) “senior citizen” (it recommends “old people” or “people of advanced age”) and “obese” (it recommends using...
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  • Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 (Vanity)

    07/03/2015 9:25:27 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    vanity | 7-3-15 | self
    Vanity: Random thoughts on July 3, 2015 What has happened to our society when a tiny minority of outspoken folks can mess with our language and redefine words at will? Furthermore, what will happen to the word of law? 1) First, there was the definition of "is”. Remember that? Depends upon what the meaning of is is. A convoluted excuse, if I ever heard one. 2) Even before that, there was the word “gay”, which (over a generation) morphed from a happy word with pleasant, cheerful connotations to one that means homosexual, with all the negatives associated. Gay used to...
  • Call It A Same-Sex Sandwich

    06/29/2015 4:36:12 AM PDT · by chajin · 13 replies
    Family Forum Japan ^ | June 29, 2015 | Tim Cole
    Call it a "Same Sex Sandwich" Now that the Supreme Court of the United States has officially given gays in all 50 states the right to marry, Bible believing Christians and other social Conservatives have not one but two intense moral and political battles to fight in the years ahead. And as the abortion issue has amply demonstrated, language plays a large persuasive role in winning over people's minds to one viewpoint or another. Take for instance the terms "pro-choice" vs. "pro-life". While "pro-choice" quickly sprinted into the lead, the falsehoods and contradictions inherent in the term eventually stopped it's...
  • 11 popular programming languages that can help you land a job

    06/27/2015 7:57:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/27/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    "Software is eating the world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen famously declared. Someone has to write that software. Why not you? There are thousands of programming languages, but some are far more popular than others. When a company goes out to find new programming talent, they're looking for people familiar with the languages and systems they already use — and they don't always want to experiment with newcomers like Google Go or Apple Swift. Here are the programming languages you should learn if you always want to have a job, as suggested by the popular TIOBE Index and Redmonk Programming Language...
  • Immigrant New York City' campaign will hopefully entice the 'newest New Yorkers' to register

    06/15/2015 8:53:32 PM PDT · by familyop · 9 replies
    NYDailyNews ^ | June 15, 2015 | BY Albor Ruiz
    Billed by its organizers at the Civic Engagement Collaborative (CEC) as an initiative to mobilize immigrant New Yorkers in preparation for the 2016 Presidential elections, New York needs the new campaign to be an effective effort. After all, this is a city where nearly 40% of the residents are foreign-born, over 60% speak a language other than English at home, and about 20% — or 1,480,072 — of all registered voters are naturalized citizens or the U.S.-born children of immigrants. “Engaging immigrant voters in the electoral process offers a unique opportunity to change the dynamics of civic engagement in the...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is Third World America Inevitable?

    06/15/2015 6:27:45 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 68 replies
    creators.com ^ | June 15, 2015 | Patrick Buchanan
    Thousands of U.S. troops safeguard the border of South Korea. U.S. warships patrol the South China Sea to stand witness to the territorial claims of Asian allies against China. U.S. troops move in and out of the Baltic States to signal our willingness to defend the frontiers of these tiny NATO allies. Yet nothing that happens on these borders imperils America so much as what is happening on our own bleeding border with Mexico. Over three decades, that border has been a causeway into the USA for millions of illegal immigrants who are changing the face of America — to...
  • English Spoken Here

    06/15/2015 4:51:22 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 7 replies
    James Kunstler blog ^ | May 4, 2015 | James Howard Kunstler
    Of course, the Freddie Gray riots in Baltimore last week prompted the usual cries for “an honest conversation about race,” and countless appeals to fix the “broken” public school system. So, in the spirit of those pleas, I will advance a very plain and straightforward idea: above all, teach young black kids how to speak English correctly. Nothing is more important than acculturating ghetto kids out of their pidgin patois and into real English with all of its tenses, verb forms, and cases. It’s more important initially than learning arithmetic, history, and science. I would argue that it is hardly...
  • How the English language became such a mess

    06/09/2015 6:37:00 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 142 replies
    BBC News ^ | June 8, 2015 | James Harbeck
    First, the greed: invasion and theft. The Romans invaded Britain in the 1st Century AD and brought their alphabet; in the 7th Century, the Angles and Saxons took over, along with their language. Starting in the 9th Century, Vikings occupied parts of England and brought some words (including they, displacing the Old English hie). Then the Norman French conquered in 1066 – and replaced much of the vocabulary with French, including words which over time became beef, pork, invade, tongue and person.
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! June 2015 edition

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  • Merriam-Webster legitimizes WTF, photobomb, emoji and more than 1700 other words

    05/26/2015 2:28:56 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 13 replies
    Zap2it ^ | May 26, 2015
    When your less internet savvy family members ask you what a meme is, you can now be the one to tell them to go look it up in the dictionary. That's right, Merriam-Webster is adding "meme," "photobomb," "emoji" and "WTF," along with over 1,700 other words, to the unabridged dictionary. "Colossal squid" and "colony collapse disorder" also made the list, but they seem like the two that don't belong in a group that also includes "clickbait" and "NSFW." Merriam-Webster posted a sampling of the new words being added to the next edition of the unabridged dictionary along with their official...
  • PM calls for ‘discussion’ on being Australian as well as laws to strip nationality from terrorists

    05/26/2015 2:28:38 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th May 2015
    CAN you recite Australia’s citizenship pledge? Tony Abbott believes we all should be able to rattle off the five lines of the oath and wants to talk to you about it if you can’t. The Prime Minister made that clear today as he confirmed plans to strip terrorists of their nationality. Mr Abbott wants a “national conversation” about the rights and duties of Australian citizenship as well as its privileges. He underlined the “profound commitment to this country” in the pledge to highlight the seriousness of withdrawing citizenship. “Every new citizen takes the citizenship pledge. Increasingly at citizenship ceremonies, all...
  • Linguist Says You Can Use ‘Like’ More. He’s, Like, Wrong.

    05/08/2015 1:48:06 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    TNR ^ | Marc Tracy
    If you are under the age of 45, chances are that at some point somebody over the age of 45 has condemned your alleged overuse of the word “like.” This person may or may not have said it politely. He or she may have been motivated by an altruistic desire to make you look respectable to others, a self-interested impulse to stop you from irritating them, or something in between. Either way, how we use “like” is one of the most gaping generational divides this side of those who ask, “Did you get my email?” (Of course we got your...
  • French may be enforced on all flights to Canada

    04/25/2015 9:35:13 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 75 replies
    What started as a row over lemonade could end up with international airlines being forced to employ French speakers on all flights that serve Canada, a country where French and English are classed as official languages. An MP in Canada, Stephane Dion, has lodged a bill with parliament that if passed would oblige all flights to and from Canada to have a French speaker on board and for all passenger announcements to be made in both English and French. The inspiration for his bill lies in an argument over a lemonade on an AirCanada flight between Toronto and North Carolina...
  • Daily Lobo takes aim at gender specific words he, she.

    04/09/2015 10:59:48 PM PDT · by leapfrog0202 · 36 replies
    KRQE news ^ | 04/09/2015 | Emily Younger
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico’s student paper has started using new pronouns for people who don’t identify as a man or a woman. “I thought that was ridiculous,” said Samantha Peters. “I think the names are kind of funny,” said Paul Talley. “I feel it’s weird,” said Michael Peters. The names “zi” and “zir” have people on UNM’s campus talking. Thursday, the university’s newspaper, The Daily Lobo, explained in an editorial it will now be using the two words as pronouns when writing about people who don’t identify as a male or a female. “The only non...
  • Brain Scans Can Predict If Child with Autism Will Have Poor Language Skills

    04/10/2015 8:11:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    HNGN ^ | 04/10/2015 | By Julie Sabino
    A study found that poor language skills and language delays can be predicted even before the child is diagnosed with autism. Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability that affects one's social, communication and behavior. There is no medical test yet used to rule out if a child has autism, but symptoms are usually detected as early as 18 months or younger. However, some are not diagnosed until they are older, which delays the help that they need. Language delays are very common in ASD children, and doctors usually recommend speech therapy. Researchers at at the University of California,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (borders,language,culture.April, 2015 thread)

    04/02/2015 1:32:37 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies
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  • NAACP battles Latino groups over school for non-English speakers

    03/11/2015 4:24:04 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 March 2015 | Barnini Chakraborty
    WASHINGTON – A plan that would dedicate two public high schools in suburban Washington to immigrants and second-generation students struggling with English is pitting black and Hispanic communities -– usually allies -- against one another. The Prince George’s County, Md., chapter of the NAACP is strongly opposing the plan -- which would take effect next school year, and cover about 800 students having English language difficulties -- claiming it will pull resources from other students and unfairly redistribute them to Hispanic students. Some critics go so far as to compare the plan to segregation. “It’s a slap in the face,”...
  • New twist in University of Oklahoma race [Frat Mom used n word]

    03/10/2015 6:42:00 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    CBS ^ | 3/10/15
    New revelations are fueling the outrage at the University of Oklahoma and beyond. Some members of the school's Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity face disciplinary action. A video surfaced Sunday showing members chanting a racist song containing the "n-word." ....When CBS News spoke with her, she was reacting to the nine-second video of students chanting racial slurs. But on Tuesday morning, it's her own words that have set the internet ablaze. In the 2013 video posted on Vine, Gilbow is seen "rapping" the lyrics to a song that includes the "n-word."
  • Proper English Grammar Is Now Racist

    03/03/2015 7:43:40 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 3/3/2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    It seems like not a day goes by without me reading about some new absurdity. I ran across an article written by some left-wing lunatic who purports to be an English teacher and who is part of what she calls the “social justice movement”. She writes for a blog called Everyday Feminist. She claims that demanding that everyone speak proper English grammar is “grammar snobbery” and is oppressive and racist. Why is it oppressive and racist? Because the dictionary was written by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system:
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  • Language Quiz: Are You on Fleek?

    02/23/2015 2:39:19 AM PST · by iowamark · 20 replies
    NY Times ^ | FEB. 22, 2015 | WILSON ANDREWS and JOSH KATZ
    Yolo. Rekt. Bae. Xans. Lordt. Every era has its own version of emerging language, and the new words and phrases of our time tend to spring from the Internet – from emails, texts, tweets and other rapid-fire, written communication. They’re often acronyms or abbreviations. Some become enduring parts of communication – as O.K., P.S. and R.S.V.P. did, from earlier times – while others flare briefly and then fade. To get a sense for which of today’s emerging terms are on the rise, which are fading and which may have longevity, Jack Grieve, a linguist at Aston University in England, analyzed...
  • Unicorns and Rainbows

    02/22/2015 9:59:41 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/22/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Left slaughters us with language. They unpack, repack words and phrases ten times before we've even gotten out of bed in the morning. They take this issue seriously. So should we We Conservative Republicans have no more time to ‘get it right.’ For too long we’ve been content with the fact our arguments are principled, logical, supported by the evidence and by history. We Conservative Republicans are so right about economic and political matters, yet so wrong in our marketing and sales of Conservative ideas. So, even though our ideas lead reliably to abundance for all, we are at every...
  • Jamaican authorities seize 3,300 warheads

    11/30/2013 4:12:44 AM PST · by GregNH · 88 replies
    FoxNY ^ | 11/296/13 | Unknown
    <p>KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Police in Jamaica say authorities have seized 3,300 missile warheads and a machine to make missiles and bullets.</p> <p>Deputy Police Superintendent Steve Brown said Friday that custom officials discovered the weapons late Thursday aboard a ship at Kingston Wharf.</p>
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  • 'V' Is for Very: The rise of the shortest possible abbreviation and what it means for the future

    01/14/2015 7:21:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 14, 2015 | Tanya Basu
    Over lunch one day, a co-worker grumbled about something being "v. annoying." It took a second for me to understand what the quick, consonant blip pre-adjective was, and when my brain processed it, I realized something: Yet again, we'd contextualized Internet slang into a colloquialism. Or was it as new-fangled as it seemed? OMG, after all, the classic abbreviation—used by squealing pre-teens, shocked parents, and everyone in between to evoke a three-syllabic exclamation of emotions ranging from surprise to ironic excitement—was one of the original text acronyms to be translated from cellphone screen to language (remember those "scandalous" Gossip Girl...
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    12/03/2014 2:01:36 PM PST · by dynachrome · 64 replies
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  • Excerpt From The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks VOLUME II.

    12/02/2014 4:12:26 PM PST · by cob201 · 3 replies
    Evansayet.com ^ | December 2, 2014 | Evan Sayet
    The KinderGarden of Eden: How The Modern Liberal Thinks is my bestselling book considered definitive by many. It offers my "Unified Field Theory of Liberalism" which Bill Whittle declared has "forever changed and clarified" the way he views the world. This is an excerpt from VOLUME II, to be released in 2015.
  • NBC's Peter Pan changes offensive lyrics of song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' that stereotypes Native Americans

    11/18/2014 5:46:21 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Nov. 18, 2014
    NBC will broadcast a live production of 'Peter Pan' starring Allison Williams as Peter Pan and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook on December 4 Some of the songs have been changed - including 'Ugg-a-Wugg', which is performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily It previously featured made-up 'Native American-sounding' words that have now been replaced with nursery rhymesNBC has changed the lyrics of the song 'Ugg-a-Wugg' for its live show of Peter Pan after the words were deemed to be offensive to Native Americans. The original number, performed by Peter Pan and Tiger Lily, featured lines including 'the brave noble...
  • In Arizona, a Navajo high school emerges as a defender of the Washington Redskins

    10/28/2014 5:43:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/27/14 | Ian Shapira
    ....Inside the Red Mesa High School locker room, Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” blared on the stereo as players hurried to strap on their helmets and gather for a pregame prayer and pep talk..... ....Most of the people in Red Mesa not only reject claims that their team’s nickname is a slur, they have emerged as a potent symbol in the heated debate over the name of the more widely known Redskins — Washington’s NFL team. More than half the school’s 220 students eagerly accepted free tickets from the team for an Oct. 12 game near Phoenix, where they confronted Native American...
  • 7 More Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins

    10/13/2014 8:58:52 AM PDT · by millegan · 20 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | Oct 13th, 2014 | ChurchPOP
    Previously, we brought you “7 Words You Didn’t Know Had Christian Origins.” But, of course, Christians have contributed far more than just seven words to our language! So here are seven more words you didn’t know had Christian origins. 1) Goodbye “Goodbye” (also “goodby,” “good bye,” or “good-bye”), comes from the older English term “godbwye,” which is a contraction of “God be with ye.” (“God be with ye” = “godbwye”) The French (adieu) and Spanish (adios) words for parting ways are also related to commending the person to God. [There are 6 more at the link]
  • Politically Correct Language Thoughts

    10/10/2014 11:35:15 AM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 4 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 10 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    If a prostitute is a sex worker, is a thief an expropriation worker? And a hitman a dispatch worker? If a homosexual is gay, is a necrophiliac happy? If Before Christ is Before the Common Era and Anno Domini is Common Era, is Jesus Christ a common good? If a person who criticises Islam is suffering from Islamophobia, is a person who criticises him suffering from Islamophobiaphobia? If someone opposed to Third World immigration to the West is a racist, is someone in favour of it a Westist? If believing that a woman should cook is misogynist, is believing...
  • The lingo conceals the lies

    10/10/2014 7:09:31 AM PDT · by relictele · 3 replies
    Daily Express (UK) ^ | 10 Oct 2014 | Frederick Forsyth
    LANGUAGE matters and every day our lives are governed by things we are told. And language means the use of words. That is why propaganda is the first weapon of the dictator - the power to bend the real meaning of words in order to bend the listener/reader's mind. The two weapons of the propagandist are the misnomer (the wrong word with the wrong meaning) and the euphemism (the wimp that dare not say what it really means.) Way out in the lead for both categories is the BBC. Listen to the news and you'll see what I mean. The...
  • How Liberals Dominate the Public Debate

    10/07/2014 11:04:41 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 7, 2014 | CM Phillips
    According to former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, the Democrats have a linguistics “Jedi” named George Lakoff (rhymes with back off), a Professor of Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley. He advises Democrats on how to win in the political arena by controlling the language. Lakoff's theory -- according to his Little Blue Book -- is that people use metaphors or narratives make decisions about politics. The way liberals frame issues in narratives undermines conservative’s positions in a subtle way that lets Democrats easily defend their disastrous policies. Here are ten examples: 10) ObamaCare – At one point, the president embraced the...
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  • How Liberals Dominate the Public Debate: By Controlling the Language.

    10/07/2014 7:09:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/07/2014 | CM Phillips
    According to former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones, the Democrats have a linguistics “Jedi” named George Lakoff (rhymes with back off), a Professor of Linguistics at U.C. Berkeley. He advises Democrats on how to win in the political arena by controlling the language. Lakoff's theory -- according to his Little Blue Book -- is that people use metaphors or narratives make decisions about politics. The way liberals frame issues in narratives undermines conservative’s positions in a subtle way that lets Democrats easily defend their disastrous policies.Here are ten examples: 10) ObamaCare – At one point, the president embraced the word...
  • The SAVAGE Nation!!! 10-2-2014

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  • FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for saying 'Redskins'

    10/01/2014 7:28:25 AM PDT · by Clint N. Suhks · 77 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 9/30/14 | SI Wire
    Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler said Tuesday that the FCC will consider punishing broadcasters for using "Redskins" on air. The Federal Communications Commission will consider punishing broadcasters for using the Washington Redskins' nickname on air, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler said during a conference call with reporters, according to Reuters. Legal activist John Banzhaf III, a law professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., petitioned the FCC to revoke a Washington radio station's broadcast license due to its repeated use of the nickname. Wheeler said his organization will "be looking into that petition." "There are a lot of names...
  • What English Pet Peeves do You Love to Hate?

    09/08/2014 6:29:29 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 179 replies
    OneHourSelfPub.com ^ | Sep 4, 2014 | Dave Bricker
    Discus­sions of English Language pet peeves pro­vide an enter­tain­ing forum for the expres­sion of ire. In fact, if a “pet” is some­thing we cher­ish, and a “peeve” is some­thing that annoys us, “pet peeves” are what we love to hate. Here’s a col­lec­tion of com­mon English solecisms—guaranteed not to lit­er­ally blow your mind:
  • Word Crimes Weird Al" Yankovic video

    09/06/2014 9:50:07 AM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 17 replies
    youtube ^ | Jul 15, 2014 | WEIRD AL YANKOVIC
    WEIRD AL YANKOVIC LYRICS "Word Crimes" [Intro:] Everybody shut up, WOO! Everyone listen up! Hey, hey, hey, uh Hey, hey, hey Hey, hey, hey [Verse 1:] If you can't write in the proper way If you don't know how to conjugate Maybe you flunked that class And maybe now you find That people mock you online [Bridge:] Okay, now here's the deal I'll try to educate ya Gonna familiarize You with the nomenclature You'll learn the definitions Of nouns and prepositions Literacy's your mission And that's why I think it's a [Chorus:] Good time To learn some grammar Now, did...
  • Obama ‘Tipping His Hat’ to ISIS by Calling Them ‘ISIL’

    09/05/2014 4:52:55 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    Media Ite ^ | 09.05.14 | chickensouop
    So Hussein (Obama) Decides to Call ISIS ISIL and the Media is Unquestioningly Complicit? Ainsley Earhardt: “They changed the name in the middle of all this to ISIL. They don’t have the right to do that. We’re going to continue to call them ISIS.” Harris Faulkner: “So our president is tipping his hat to them.” Earhardt: “They changed the name…” Faulkner: “So, it’s the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Levant is a bigger territory. That’s why they want to embrace that name and it includes many, many more countries than just Syria.” Jesse Watters: “And I think the...
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  • The American Exceptionalism Dictionary

    08/23/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2014 | Steve Deace
    “You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.”-The Princess BrideWe are now reaping a bitter generational harvest in America, sown into the ground because we have permitted: Marxists almost unchecked dominance of the influential platforms of pop culture and the classroom. Too many of our churches to retreat into some “comfortably numb” seeker-friendly Xanadu, where they building suburban palaces instead of culture. The Republican Party to be taken over by a feckless political class either unwilling or incapable of defending and advancing our principles. One of the most rotten fruits of this...
  • The Priesthood of All Believers?

    08/13/2014 6:50:52 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 105 replies
    Answering Protestants ^ | 12 August 2014 | Matthew Olson
    1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, and other verses refer to the (ordained) ministerial priesthood. 1 Peter 2:9 refers to the "priesthood" of the laity. The ministers handle preaching and the Sacraments. The laity simply participate. Scripture makes a strong distinction.ierateuma/hierateuma (lay priesthood, Greek, Strong's #2406) [1 Peter 2:9, Lexicon] sacerdotium (lay priesthood, Latin) [1 Peter 2:9] presbuteroi/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Greek, Strong's #4245) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15, Lexicon] presbyteri/presbyteros (ministerial priesthood, Latin) [1 Timothy 5:17, James 5:14-15] —Follow me, Answering Protestants, and Catholic Analysis on Twitter, Like Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis on Facebook, Add Answering Protestants and Catholic Analysis...
  • Dead solid certainty this movie would not have the same name TODAY! "The Gay Bride" 1934 [Vanity]

    08/10/2014 8:14:35 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 13 replies
    TCM Carole Lombard Day - 14 movies 1934 - "The Gay Bride" - A gorgeous chorus girl determined to marry into money finds one wealthy beau after another while a handsome bodyguard remains devoted, hoping to win her heart. Carole Lombard, Chester Morris, ZaSu Pitts, Nat Pendleton, Sam Hardy