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  • Rudyard Kipling and "The Gods of the Copybook Headings"

    07/01/2015 11:10:54 PM PDT · by No One Special · 31 replies ^ | circa 2000 | Martin S. Spiller
    Joseph Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) was an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, and also for his tales and poems of British soldiers in India.  He wrote classic poems and stories which include (among many others) "The Jungle book", a children's book of short stories which contains the famous story "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", the poems "Gunga Din" and "Mandalay". He also wrote the novels "The Man Who Would Be King" and "Captains Courageous", as well as his two most famous poems, "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" and "IF__".  He was born in India, and...
  • Artificial Intelligence Machine Gets Testy With Its Programmer

    06/29/2015 10:36:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 56 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1:56 pm ET Jun 26, 2015 | By Amir Mizroch
    Researchers have shown that machines are inching closer to self-learning, and perhaps even copping a little attitude. Over at Google, a computer program using a database of movie scripts was asked again and again by researchers to define morality. It struggles to do so, and in a conversation recorded by its human engineers, becomes exasperated and ends the conversation by lashing out at its human inquisitor. Here’s part of the exchange, as related in a paper presented this week: Human: Tell me the definition of morality. Machine: I don’t have ethics. Human: Look, I need help; I need to know...
  • The Pills That Mother Gives You - ‘Admirable Evasions: How Psychology Undermines Morality’

    05/11/2015 1:54:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | May 10, 2015 | Blake Seitz Review
    Dalrymple believes psychology has taught people to think of the world in terms of pathology rather than evil. Confronted with the “tragic dimension of human life,” as he terms it, we seek to explain behavior we don’t understand as illness, or as anything, really, other than human imperfection. The first issue of National Review in 1955 included the essay “Why They’ll Never Get Me on that Couch,” in which movie maven Morrie Ryskind declared himself a “non-conformist” for rejecting Hollywood’s latest craze, psychoanalysis. Five years later, in the same magazine, John Dos Passos put psychology on a level with communism...
  • Sin and the Internet: 4 Frightening Lessons

    03/16/2015 9:02:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Aleteia ^ | March 16, 2015 | TOM HOOPES
    Social media is ubiquitous in a way that the lives of previous generations never had to deal with, and everyone from the high and mighty to the lowly and rowdy are learning hard lessons. Here are some spiritual truths that are reflected in social media scandals. 1. We cannot rid ourselves of sin. “To uproot sin and the evil that is so imbedded in our sinning can be done only by divine power, for it is impossible and outside man's  competence to uproot sin.” —St. Macarius, Homily 3.4 Hillary Clinton’s email system is teaching her a lesson many have...
  • Editorial: A changing, improving morality

    02/14/2015 9:24:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Charleston Gazette-Mail ^ | February 14, 2015 | The Editors
    America’s morality evolves constantly — and the rapid acceptance of same-sex marriage is a stunning example. Only a few years ago, the notion seemed unthinkable. During the 2008 presidential campaign, all candidates opposed it. Democrat Barack Obama declared then: “I am not in favor of gay marriage.” The 2012 Republican national platform called homosexual wedlock “an assault on the foundations of our society,” and demanded a constitutional amendment to outlaw it. However, morality turned upside-down swiftly. The tide for marriage equality rolled like a tsunami. Alabama just became the 37th state to legalize it. West Virginia stands among “yes” states....
  • How Clint Eastwood’s ‘American Sniper’ stoked the American culture wars

    01/20/2015 5:20:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 77 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 20, 2015 | Terrence McCoy
    [SNIP] The exchanges are just the latest eruption in a long culture war, analysts said, with lines clearly demarcated. “As screenings have sold out, conservative media has manned barricades against liberals who have attacked the movie or the idea of lionizing Kyle,” conservative David Weigel wrote for Bloomberg. He noted that much of the controversy involves the extended battle over guns — and gun control — and pits pro-Iraq war conservatives against anti-war liberals. But it also hints at another gulf in American politics: the plummeting number of Americans who serve in the armed services, which has given rise to...
  • Don't Make a Savior of Your Morality

    01/12/2015 6:31:41 AM PST · by Gamecock · 70 replies
    Monergism.Com ^ | 11/10/2014 | John Hendryx
    To utterly despair of oneself is infinitely more difficult for a man than to invent some kind of good works.generated self-salvation project. Human beings irresistibly gravitate toward a works or karma-based system because it gives man the false hope that his redemption is within his own reach. But a salvation that is all of grace, a gift earned by Someone else, is so utterly offensive to human nature, so humbling to our pride, that only a supernatural work of grace will bring a person to yield to it. Contrary to popular and cultural concepts of God, the Bible declares that...
  • John Adams on Thanksgiving: Ask God to Make Our Schools ‘Nurseries of Sound Science, Morals

    11/27/2014 7:55:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | Nov. 26, 2014 | Staff
    On March 6, 1799, President John Adams issued a proclamation “Recommending a National Day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer”--for “thanksgiving to the Author of All Good.” Among the things Adams wished Americans would ask God on this day was to make American schools teach not only sound science but also sound morals and religion. Americans, Adams said, should ask God to “smile on our colleges, academies, schools, and seminaries of learning, and make them nurseries of sound science, morals, and religion.”
  • Four More North Carolina Judges Resign Over Refusal To Conduct Same-Sex Weddings

    11/02/2014 9:49:18 AM PST · by marshmallow · 35 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | 10/30/14 | Samuel Smith
    Six Magistrates Have Now Stepped Down Because of Gay Marriage LegalizationSince gay marriage was legalized in North Carolina on Oct. 10, at least six North Carolina judges have resigned from their benches because they do not want to go against their Christian faith and conduct wedding ceremonies for same-sex couples. While it was reported last week that Rockingham County magistrate John Kallam Jr. and Swain County magistrate Gilbert Breedlove resigned from their positions because of the legalization of gay marriage, media reports have surfaced indicating that at least four other magistrates have done the same. All six magistrates, Kallam, Breedlove,...
  • On My New Book and a Couple of Thoughts on the Moral Life

    09/09/2014 1:50:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 9/8/2014 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I am the proud father of a new book entitled simply The Ten Commandments (see at right). And you’ll be surprised, knowing me, at how brief it is—just 104 pages. But I wanted to keep it short, readable, connected to the catechism, and very practically related to living the Commandments on a daily basis. You can get it at the usual booksellers and there is also a Kindle version. I hope many will find it helpful, and it even fits neatly in your coat pocket.A couple of thoughts on moral law, which is a very precious gift to us from...
  • The More People Are Exposed To Socialism, The Worse They Behave

    07/18/2014 3:21:50 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies
    BI - The Economist ^ | 7-18-2014 | The Economist
    July 18, 2014"UNDER capitalism", ran the old Soviet-era joke, "man exploits man. Under communism it is just the opposite." In fact new research suggests that the Soviet system inspired not just sarcasm but cheating too: in East Germany, at least, communism appears to have inculcated moral laxity. Lars Hornuf of the University of Munich and Dan Ariely, Ximena García-Rada and Heather Mann of Duke University ran an experiment last year to test Germans' willingness to lie for personal gain. Some 250 Berliners were randomly selected to take part in a game where they could win up to EUR6 ($8). The...
  • Is Evangelical Morality Still Acceptable in America?

    07/17/2014 7:09:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 07/17/2014 | Alan Noble
    People who disagree with same-sex marriage and birth-control use have been met with accusations of bigotry. Are some Christians being unfairly shamed out of the public sphere? Is evangelical Christian morality still viable in American public life? This is the question lurking in recent debates over religious-liberty issues, from the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision to the Christian bakers who object to baking cakes for gay weddings. In discussions of these cases, objections to same-sex marriage and contraception are described as a retreat from “secular society.” And in some cases, evangelicals actually have retreated: Since the Boy Scouts of America...
  • New Record Highs in Moral Acceptability

    05/30/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    Gallup ^ | 5/30/14
    The American public has become more tolerant on a number of moral issues, including premarital sex, embryonic stem cell research, and euthanasia. On a list of 19 major moral issues of the day, Americans express levels of moral acceptance that are as high or higher than in the past on 12 of them, a group that also encompasses social mores such as polygamy, having a child out of wedlock, and divorce.
  • Are the End Times Upon Us? Author Says ‘Unrestrained Immorality’...

    05/03/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 5/2/14
    Is mankind evolving into a more peaceful and prosperous people – or are we on a path toward ever-increasing moral depravity, social chaos and destruction? Harvest House Publishers Harvest House Publishers Answering that dichotomy depends on one’s worldview, but Christian author Jeff Kinley is in the latter camp, telling TheBlaze that he sees human beings continuously and perilously cutting God out of society. “I look around my world and I think, ‘Wow, we’ve written God out of our own story here,’” Kinley recently said in an interview. “We’re content in living in our own lives.”
  • The Suffocating Neo-Puritanism of 'Progressive' America

    05/02/2014 1:01:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/02/2014 | Jack Cashill
    Alexandra Pelosi’s HBO documentary Fall to Grace tracks the evolution of New Jersey’s disgraced, self-dubbed “gay-American,” former governor, Jim McGreevey. In one passing scene, McGreevey enters a church ostensibly more welcoming than the judgmental Catholic Church of his childhood. The message board on the church front reads -- and this is a close paraphrase -- “Lord help us overcome the sins of racism, sexism, classism, and homophobia.” Had the message board been bigger, the good pastor might have added nativism, Islamophobia, and xenophobia. In a postmodern world that prides itself on “non-judgmentalism,” these have emerged as the seven new deadly...
  • The New America a grotesque vestige of American the Beautiful

    04/06/2014 9:10:22 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 15 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/6/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    From Kim Kardashian’s butt to Miley Cyris’ obscene gyrations, clearly our American culture has popped, exploded, gone to hell in a hand basket, and is just plain offensive and out-of-control. Once again, the NATIONAL ENQUIRER tells it the way it is by featuring the re-release of the iconic art book WHITE TRASH UNCUT by outstanding photographer Christopher Makos. (1). His first edition is available for a whopping $500 a copy, but this second release is selling at $50 each and includes 40 new pix of the decline and fall of Western Civilization in full disgust. Makos is “the first photographer...
  • Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed

    03/13/2014 8:17:33 PM PDT · by thecodont · 24 replies
    TIME ^ | March 13, 2014 7:02 AM ET | Camille Paglia
    Fertility is the missing chapter in sex education. Sobering facts about women’s declining fertility after their 20s are being withheld from ambitious young women, who are propelled along a career track devised for men. The refusal by public schools’ sex-education programs to acknowledge gender differences is betraying both boys and girls. The genders should be separated for sex counseling. It is absurd to avoid the harsh reality that boys have less to lose from casual serial sex than do girls, who risk pregnancy and whose future fertility can be compromised by disease. Boys need lessons in basic ethics and moral...
  • Casring Off The Cords...Psalm 2 pt 3

    Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.(Psalm 2:1-4)According to the Divine psalmist, the Kings of the earth and the rulers have embarked on an all-encompassing liberation movement, seeking to use their influence to break society free from the “bands” and “cords” of the religion of the LORD and his...
  • Woman Be a Woman

    12/11/2013 7:34:27 AM PST · by austinaero · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Kyleshay Draper
    Kyleshay Draper wrote a poem called "Woman Be A Woman",,, talks about girls take the thug over the guy with the degree.....check it out! verse..."These girls are choosing to be strippers instead of choosing to go to college"

    11/05/2013 10:28:46 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 13 replies
    Part 3. At the end of the day, any currency is backed not by physical commodities or a collective abstraction called “a government”. No. A currency is backed by the character and integrity of men that constitute the issuing nation or body. In short, WE ARE THE GOLD. We are the bearers of the “full faith and credit” which backs our Federal Reserve notes today. And that, dear readers, is why this country is not going to turn itself around anytime soon, and is almost certainly doomed in the short-run. Every text I read over the last few days always...
  • The Christian Morals of the US Armed Forces (remembering it fondly)

    08/17/2013 12:53:44 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 19 replies ^ | August 17, 2013 | William Federer
    After having the Declaration of Independence read to his troops, General George Washington issued the order, July 9, 1776: "Commanding officers of each regiment are directed to procure Chaplains... - persons of good Characters and exemplary lives - to see that all inferior officers and soldiers pay them a suitable respect and attend carefully upon religious exercises. The blessing and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times of public distress and danger - The General hopes and trusts, that every officer and man, will endeavour so to live, and act, as becomes a Christian...
  • ‘Ender’s Game’ Author Speaks Out on Boycott of Movie Version Over His Anti-Gay Marriage Statements

    07/09/2013 4:25:52 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 87 replies
    Yahoo Movie Talk ^ | July 9th, 2013 | Mark Deming
    The author of the novel "Ender's Game" has spoken out about the controversy that's flared up over the upcoming movie adaptation in the past few days, but he doesn't sound eager to smooth ruffled feathers, declaring the statements that angered fans are "moot." Geeks OUT, a group that "rallies, empowers, and promotes the queer geek community," are calling for a boycott of the "Ender's Game" movie based on statements about gay marriage made by Orson Scott Card, who wrote the much-loved young adult sci-fi novel in 1985. Card, a strongly outspoken opponent of gay marriage, wrote of the subject in...
  • Laurel given to writer for measuring Supreme Court

    Laurel given to writer for measuring Supreme Court July 4, 2013 Lewistown Sentinel To the editor: I want to compliment Mr. Clyde Bailey for his well presented letter, "Supreme Court seems to disregard Constitution" of July 2. The Supreme Court has definitely turned political and is a far cry from what the founding fathers had in mind. The bad thing about the Supreme Court's decisions is that they are deciding on moral issues, issues that should be debated and voted on by the citizenry. An example of the moral issues decision was the Supreme Court abortion vote which was presented...
  • BBC reports 152 new sexual abuse allegations have been made since Jimmy Savile scandal

    05/31/2013 10:50:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 31, 2013
    The BBC says 152 new sex abuse allegations have been made since the Jimmy Savile scandal erupted last fall. The broadcaster said Friday the allegations have been made against 81 current and former staff members and contributors, including some who have died.
  • Why Having More Christians Won't Necessarily Change Our Culture

    05/28/2013 6:58:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 132 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 5/27/2013 | Os Hillman
    For centuries, Christians thought culture would change if we just had a majority of Christians in the culture. That has proven to be a false assumption. Culture is defined by a relatively small number of change agents who operate at the top of cultural spheres or societal mountains. It takes less than 3-5 percent of those operating at the top of a cultural mountain to actually shift the values represented on that mountain.For example, this is exactly what advocates in the gay rights movement has done through the "mountains" of media and arts and entertainment. They have strategically used these...
  • What Happened to Dads?

    04/01/2013 2:14:38 PM PDT · by marcbold · 51 replies
    The National Catholic Register ^ | 4-1-13 | Matt Archbold
    My wife recently chaperoned a dance for junior high schoolers at a Catholic school. She working the door when another of the chaperones, a father of one of the students in attendance, hurried over and asked her what he was supposed to do about an eighth grade girl making out with an 8th grade guy in the middle of the dance floor. “That’s not ok, is it?” he asked her. “Should we be doing something about this?” The man truly didn’t know what his responsibilities were. My wife was stunned by the question. She was about to answer when another...
  • In First Diplomatic Address, Pope Francis Decries 'Tyranny of Relativism'

    03/23/2013 7:08:52 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 11 replies ^ | 3/23/2013 | Dr. Susan Berry
    In his first address on the world’s affairs to diplomats accredited to the Holy See, Pope Francis was very clear about one thing: no one should assume that because he is devoted to the poor and the goal of peace in the world, that he deviates from the substance of the message of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. On Friday, the newly elected pontiff expressed serious concern for the “spiritual poverty” of the world as represented by a rejection of both God and objective standards of morality. Borrowing a phrase from Benedict, Pope Francis told representatives from 180 nations...
  • Some Seniors display the class and morals of 1960s hippies

    03/06/2013 9:07:42 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 51 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/6/13 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Disgusting debasement of America’s moral and Christian standards is reaching an all-time high as reports surface that senior citizens are increasingly falling victim to various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), especially Herpes, sex warts virus, Chlamydia, Syphilis and Gonorrhea. The idiot left wingers of the 60′s Baby Boomer generation, now reaching what once was called the Golden Years, are making America and themselves laughing stocks with foolish, unseemly conduct bordering on sexual perversion. By signing onto online, seniors “meet and greet sites,” our drugged, defiled, and debased seniors find themselves dealing with personal medical crises unheard of before the left foisted...
  • Clinton Named “Father of the Year”

    01/13/2013 12:32:21 PM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Jan 2013 | John Semmens
    The National Father’s Day Council announced that on June 16th this year it will be giving former President Bill Clinton its annual “Father of the Year” award. Dan Orwig, chairman of the National Father’s Day Committee, said that “President Clinton’s exemplary behavior over the last decade has set an example for reprobates everywhere that reform is truly attainable.” “Consider, despite the temptations faced by a person of his stature, there is no evidence of scandal since he left office,” Orwig recounted. “No young women have come forward to allege improper sexual conduct. No shady real estate schemes have come to...
  • Was Angus T. Jones Wrong for Bashing Two and a Half Men?

    11/28/2012 2:07:18 PM PST · by InHisService · 42 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 11-28-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    I have to admit, I have never watched Two and a Half Men, and never will. I hate sitcoms. I’ve tried to watch other ones and found them to be rather unfunny; as a Christian myself I find the content worldly, over-sexualized and very distasteful, as are most programs on TV. But as an actor on the program, was Jones wrong for speaking out against it?
  • Atheist group sues Indiana over 'unconstitutional' marriage statute

    10/24/2012 2:00:14 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2012 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    An atheist organization claims Indiana’s marriage statute is unconstitutional because it doesn't allow nonbelievers to be married by their own leaders, but state officials say the group is divorced from reality. The New York-based Center for Inquiry claims in a federal lawsuit that Indiana Code 31-11-6-1 violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment since it sets clear preference for religious individuals over those devoted to the “pursuit of ethical alternatives to religion.” The group says it filed suit on behalf of members John Kiel and Michelle Landrum, who plan to wed in the next six months. “You can have...
  • A Nobel winner's moral achievement

    10/12/2012 5:55:11 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 7 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 10-12-12 | William Saletan
    WASHINGTON -- Shinya Yamanaka, a scientist at Kyoto University, loved stem-cell research. But he didn't want to destroy embryos. So he figured out a way around the problem. In a paper published five years ago in Cell, Yamanaka and six colleagues showed how "induced pluripotent stem cells" could be derived from adult cells and potentially substituted, in research and therapy, for embryonic stem cells. This week, that discovery earned him a Nobel Prize, shared with British scientist John Gurdon. But the prize announcement and much of the media coverage missed half the story. Yamanaka's venture wasn't just an experiment. It...
  • Jennifer Aniston's Love Life: Hot! Career: Not

    09/03/2012 12:38:19 PM PDT · by InHisService · 64 replies
    Consequential Commentary ^ | 9-3-2012 | Mary C. Kirchhoff
    Of her most recent flop, Wanderlust, the family friendly site writes: “Besides adultery and some graphic sexual dialogue, it contains abundant foul language, including many strong obscenities and profanities. It also has some very explicit nudity.” It’s fair to say that this is very common in today’s films, and not unexpected since it did garner an “R" rating.
  • Is Mitt Becoming More Conservative?

    08/31/2012 12:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 304 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ...Protecting the middle class might be the theme of Obama's campaign ads, but the defining movement of this campaign came when Obama belittled the efforts of Main Street America when he stated that "you didn't build that." Those sneering words about smart, hardworking people revealed the ugly side of Obama's redistributionalist ideology. As in 2008, most of the media accept all the carefully scripted images of Obama as Gospel truth while they busy themselves trying to either hide or spin away all those extemporaneous words and deeds that display Obama's true beliefs and character as being either out of context...
  • Rep. Pelosi praises progress, warns against complacency in fighting AIDS (moral obligation to fund)

    07/28/2012 12:36:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/27/12 | Mike Lillis
    Rep. Pelosi praises progress, warns against complacency in fighting AIDSBy Mike Lillis - 07/27/12 04:56 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Friday urged a greater commitment to the fight against HIV/AIDS. Speaking before the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., the California Democrat said recent successes in combating the disease are welcome but shouldn't lead the world's governments to curtail their search for a cure. "Where there is scientific opportunity, there is a moral obligation to fund it," Pelosi said. "Where there are people in need of drugs and care – and communities in need of prevention –...
  • Boston mayor vows to keep Chick-fil-A out of city

    07/20/2012 1:56:33 PM PDT · by Mind Freed · 44 replies
    The mayor of Boston is vowing to block Chick-fil-A from opening a restaurant in the city after the company's president spoke out publicly against gay marriage. Mayor Thomas Menino told the Boston Herald on Thursday that he doesn't want a business in the city "that discriminates against a population." Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy told the Baptist Press this week that his privately owned company is "guilty as charged" in support of what he called the biblical definition of the family. The fast-food chicken sandwich chain later said that it strives to "treat every person with honor, dignity and respect --...
  • VA African American Pastor speaks out on Obama's support of homosexual marriage

    05/22/2012 5:42:28 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 15 replies
    email from Family Foundation
    Dear Friends: I must admit that I was reluctant to publicly share my perspective on President Obama’s recent statement regarding same sex marriage because too often his presidency has caused separation within the ranks of African American leadership. And yet, what does an African American pastor do when his Africa American president makes a decision that eventually will destroy the foundation of not only the African American community, but the nation as a whole? Does that pastor take a risk that he will be misunderstood and labeled as an “Uncle Tom”, a Republican Party pawn, or someone "the white man...
  • Leaked Oreo Ad Shows Breastfeeding Baby Holding Cookie (Libtards wetting their pants alert)

    04/21/2012 7:04:12 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 20, 2012
    Kraft Foods is attempting to clean up the mess made by the accidental release of a controversial Oreo advertisement that features a breastfeeding baby. The ad shows a baby feeding from an uncensored breast and holding an Oreo cookie in its hand. “Milk’s favorite cookie,” it reads at the bottom. A spokesperson from Kraft told CBS St. Louis that the ad was not intended for mass public consumption. “We’d like to clarify that Kraft Foods did not create this visual,” a spokesperson said in a statement via e-mail. ... “It was never intended for public distribution or use with...
  • Did we hook up at a Megadeath concert? I'm pregnant - woman's search for baby's father on Craigslist

    04/15/2012 5:54:56 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    (London) Daily Mail ^ | April `4, 2012
    If you were the guy at the Megadeth and Motorhead concert with a red mohwak and 'viper piercings' then one lady has something you left behind - your baby. At least that is one woman's claim on Craigslist's 'Missed Connections' for Chicago and posted anonymously. Obviously a man with a red mohawk at a Megadeth concert does not narrow things down, but the lady with blue hair and black biker boots does recall some intimate details. In the post, which has been removed from the website, the woman outlines their sexual encounter in the bathroom of the Aragon Ballroom...
  • Following the Truth: The Easiest Way To End Up In Hell… [Catholic and Open]

    03/28/2012 4:23:28 PM PDT · by Salvation · 27 replies ^ | Mar 14th, 2012 | Gary Zimak
    The Easiest Way To End Up In Hell… Mar 14th, 2012by Gary Zimak. As humans, we have a tendency to do things that “feel good”. Conversely, we like to avoid things that are unpleasant. When we are young, this practice often keeps us out of trouble. Speaking from personal experience, very few kids are going to put the metal key in the electrical socket more than once. One “zap” is usually all it takes to make them realize that it’s not a “fun” experience! Unfortunately, while this attitude can be a big help when we are young, it can work...
  • Liberals Don't Know The First Thing About Courage

    02/21/2012 9:28:56 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-20-12 | Jared H. McAndersen
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  • How to make the end of abortion the end of unwanted children

    01/25/2012 11:48:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 29 replies · 1+ views
    January 25, 2012 ( - Recently I’ve been discussing the correlation between the problem of emancipating slaves in the American South, and the problem of ending abortion in our country. While most pro-lifers agree abortion must be ended as soon as possible, it doesn’t change the fact that an extra one million babies per year, many born to mothers with limited resources or parenting skills, will put a great strain on federal assistance and social welfare programs. The first part of the solution to this problem is far-reaching and, admittedly, far-fetched. It involves changing the way young people view personal...
  • Defining Deviancy Down, continues

    01/08/2012 2:41:29 PM PST · by NonValueAdded · 13 replies ^ | 8 January 2012 | NonValueAdded
    Here is the latest skirmish in the ongoing Defining Deviancy Down, to borrow from the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan. At WalMart today, I saw for the 3rd or fourth time an in-the-aisle display of KY's latest product, "Date Night." It even has its own link at It looks like KY is marketing the daylights out of this product (npi), which includes discounts on movie tickets. Call me old-fashioned (no, that's not an action item) but is this the right message to pass on to the general public? Where's the decorum? The concern for the children? Is Nancy Reagan's...

    12/25/2011 6:14:53 PM PST · by jesus4life · 12 replies
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  • Merry Manly Christmas and Hanukkah

    12/23/2011 2:01:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    National Review Online ^ | December 23, 2011 | Mona Charen reviews "The Book of Man: Readings on the Path to Manhood"
    .....[William]Bennett introduces The Book of Man:Readings on the Path to Manhood with tidings of oy. [snip] JamesFreemanClarke (1810–1888), an American theologian and essayist, limned the distinctions between true and false manliness. His essay is a particularly interesting glimpse of the 19th-century ideal, since 20th-century feminism has worked so hard to persuade us that the “patriarchy” taught men to be tyrants and emotional stiffs. "[Manliness]expresses the qualities which go to make a perfect man — truth, courage, conscience, freedom, energy, self-possession, self-control. But it does not exclude gentleness, tenderness, compassion, modesty. A man is not less manly, but more so, because...
  • Dear pro-life people: don’t be evil

    12/16/2011 10:01:08 AM PST · by Morgana · 48 replies · 1+ views
    December 15, 2011 ( - Few things annoy pro-lifers more than being told by supporters of the practice of killing unborn children in their mothers’ wombs that they need to be more “civil.” “How about you stop ripping babies apart limb from limb, and then we’ll consider being ‘nice’!” we’re tempted to say. Fair enough. But what if a diehard pro-life advocate who works fulltime as an editor for a pro-life and pro-family news website (i.e. me) said that pro-lifers could stand to be more “civil”? Not all pro-lifers, of course. Or even most of them. Heck, there are people...
  • Gingrich Gave Push to Clients, Not Just Ideas

    11/30/2011 3:10:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 29, 2011 | MIKE McINTIRE and JIM RUTENBERG
    Newt Gingrich is adamant that he is not a lobbyist, but rather a visionary who traffics in ideas, not influence. But in the eight years since he started his health care consultancy, he has made millions of dollars while helping companies promote their services and gain access to state and federal officials. In a variety of instances, documents and interviews show, Mr. Gingrich arranged meetings between executives and officials, and salted his presentations to lawmakers with pitches for his clients, who pay as much as $200,000 a year to belong to his Center for Health Transformation. When the center sponsored...
  • Are Conservatives Ready to Forgive Newt Gingrich His Sins?

    11/30/2011 2:13:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Red State ^ | November 30, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    I am now officially a self-declared member of the “Not Romney” camp. I will absolutely, positively support Mitt Romney should he win the GOP nomination, but I believe the GOP would meet certain doom if he is the nominee. Therefore, should Gingrich be the only other choice, I’d side with Gingrich over Romney. But I think in the next few weeks conservatives must ask themselves if they are ready to forgive Newt his sins. I’m not talking about his adultery and wives. I’m not really even talking about his ego. What I am talking about is only tangentially related to...
  • Vander Plaats Says He's Still Searching for Clarity (Iowa FAMiLY leader endorsement angst)

    11/30/2011 1:35:05 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 1+ views
    The Iowa Republican ^ | November 30, 2011 | Craig Robinson
    Ever since the conclusion of the FAMiLY Leader’s presidential forum eleven days ago, a handful of presidential candidates, the media, and social conservatives from all across Iowa have been waiting for hear who Bob Vander Plaats and his pro-family organization will publically support. Waiting for word from Vander Plaats seems a lot like waiting for the white smoke to spew out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel. Just as is the case in the election of a new pope to lead the Catholic Church, political observers are left to only speculate about what is transpiring at the FAMiLY Leader’s...
  • Cain's backers warily consider Gingrich

    11/30/2011 1:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Paul West and Robin Abcarian,
    Republicans who don't want to vote for Mitt Romney had rallied behind the Atlanta businessman, but his campaign has been rocked by accusations of an affair. And the former House speaker has a marital track record of his own. ...Gingrich has vaulted into the top tier on the basis of his performance in televised debates, which have largely driven Republican voter preferences this year... But an indication of discomfort in some quarters over Gingrich's rise came Tuesday when a new attack on the former House speaker surfaced online from a group calling itself Iowans for Christian Leaders in Government. ...."Newt...