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  • PERSONAL CHALLENGE VIRAL VIDEO

    This video is going international viral! Imagine, I just received again from pastor in Ukraine with "Amen" comment! https://www.facebook.com/wayman.gresham/videos/845152372206246/?pnref=story CAN YOU PREACH LIKE THAT? I PRAYERFULLY CHALLENGE YOU!
  • Embraer Delivers First Upgraded A-4 Skyhawk to Brazilian Navy

    05/29/2015 6:03:47 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    AIN online ^ | May 28, 2015 | Chris Pocock
    Officials from Embraer and the Brazilian Navy line up in front of the first modernized A-4 Skyhawk during delivery ceremony. In a ceremony at Gaviăo Peixoto on May 26, Embraer Defense and Security delivered the first of 12 A-4 Skyhawk combat jets that it is modernizing for the Brazilian Navy. Originally built by McDonnell Douglas, and nicknamed ‘the Scooter,’ the Skyhawk is designated AF-1 by the Brazilians. Embraer will upgrade nine AF-1 single-seaters and three AF-1A two-seaters to the AF-1B configuration for service on the Navy’s aircraft carrier, the NAe Sao Paulo. “This is the first contract for systems integration...
  • Bulk chemical feedstock use a key part of increasing industrial energy demand

    05/29/2015 6:03:29 AM PDT · by thackney
    Energy Information Administration ^ | MAY 29, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    Industrial sector energy consumption is expected to grow faster than all other sectors, according to EIA's Annual Energy Outlook 2015. A large portion of both consumption and anticipated growth is in the bulk chemicals industry, which is able to take advantage of increased domestic supply of natural gas, hydrocarbon gas liquids (HGL), and petrochemical feedstocks. While some energy is used in the bulk chemical manufacturing process for heat and power, most energy in that industry is used as feedstocks, or raw materials used in the manufacture of chemicals. Most bulk chemicals are intermediate products used to produce final products such...
  • Why young Christians can’t grasp our arguments against gay ‘marriage’

    05/29/2015 6:00:47 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 5/28/15 | John Stonestreet
    May 28, 2015 (BreakPoint.org) -- For five years, Dr. Abigail Rine has been teaching a course on gender theory at George Fox University, an evangelical school in the Quaker tradition.At the beginning of the semester, she tells her students that “they are guaranteed to read something they will find disagreeable, probably even offensive.”Writing at FirstThings.com recently, she related how five years ago it was easy to find readings that challenged and even offended the evangelical college students “considering the secular bent of contemporary gender studies.”But today, things are different. “Students now,” she says, “arrive in my class thoroughly versed in the...
  • Baltimore mayor: A lot of reasons for surge in violence (video - "The Five")

    05/29/2015 5:49:49 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 5 replies
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  • Beijing’s Top Envoy Warns U.S. Against ‘Anti-China’ Alliances

    05/29/2015 5:48:43 AM PDT · by McGruff · 6 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | May 29, 2015 | ADAM Z. HORVATH
    China’s ambassador to the U.S. warned Washington against “anti-China” alliances and a “Cold War mentality” as Beijing continued to ramp up its objections to U.S. military activity in the South China Sea in advance of a weekend meeting of defense chiefs from the U.S. and Asia.
  • US ECONOMY SHRANK AT 0.7 PERCENT RATE IN FIRST QUARTER

    05/29/2015 5:47:11 AM PDT · by tellw · 31 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/2015 | MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy went into reverse in the first three months of this year as a severe winter and a widening trade deficit took a harsher toll than initially estimated. The Commerce Department says the overall economy as measured by the gross domestic product contracted at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the January-March period. The revised figure, even weaker than the government's initial estimate of a 0.2 percent growth rate, reflects a bigger trade gap and slower consumer spending. It marked the first decline since a 2.1 percent contraction in the first three months of...
  • Some Race Activists Are Harming Their Own Cause

    05/29/2015 5:45:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | David Limbaugh
    There was a mostly minority-on-minority bloodbath in Baltimore over the Memorial Day weekend, with 26 people shot and nine dead, and the main reaction we hear from the left is "racism." How do perpetual race activists ever expect to be viewed as credible when they react to every incident, irrespective of the facts, as racially motivated? Take Ferguson, Missouri, for example. Though a grand jury refused to return a criminal indictment against police Officer Darren Wilson in connection with what authorities concluded was his legally justifiable shooting of Michael Brown, racial activists continue to cite the tragedy as if it...
  • Rand Paul's money problem

    05/29/2015 5:42:34 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 3 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/29/2015 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    In a presidential campaign defined by billionaire sugar daddy donors, Rand Paul has a problem: He doesn’t seem to have one. While his rivals cultivate wealthy backers who will pump millions of dollars into their candidacies, Paul has struggled to find a similar lifeline. It’s led to considerable frustration in his campaign, which, amid rising concerns that it will not be able to compete financially, finds itself leaning heavily on the network of small donors who powered his father’s insurgent White House bids. It hasn’t been for lack of trying. In recent months, Paul has sought to woo a string...
  • Absence of a Smoking Gun Doesn't Equate to Innocence

    05/29/2015 5:39:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    Let's say, just for kicks, you murdered your husband (or wife). Your neighbors have been suspicious ever since your nightly arguments suddenly stopped, right around the time you put something large in your trunk and drove off in the middle of the night. Now they see you driving his car and putting his suits and golf clubs up for sale on eBay. The police find your explanations implausible and contradictory, and then you tell the cops to direct all future questions to your lawyer. The good news is that you have fans. Some neighbors think you're the cat's pajamas. They...
  • Colleges and Universities Have Grown Bloated and Dysfunctional

    05/29/2015 5:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Michael Barone
    American colleges and universities, long thought to be the glory of the nation, are in more than a little trouble. I've written before of their shameful practices -- the racial quotas and preferences at selective schools (Harvard is being sued by Asian-American organizations), the kangaroo courts that try students accused of rape and sexual assault without legal representation or presumption of innocence, and speech codes that make campuses the least rather than the most free venues in American society. In following these policies, the burgeoning phalanxes of university and college administrators must systematically lie, insisting against all the evidence that...
  • Federal Reserve: These states are stealing from the poor

    05/29/2015 5:30:02 AM PDT · by ro_dreaming · 21 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 26 May 2015 | John-Henry Perera
    A team of researchers at the Federal Reserve are pointing fingers at more than a handful of states they say are actively undermining the government's attempts to curb income inequality. According to a new paper, the federal tax code works to compress income inequality across the U.S., a problem that has been growing since 1980. The general idea is that high earners should be taxed at higher rates, allowing a good portion of that revenue to go into programs that help lower-income people. In contrast, some states have instituted "regressive" tax policies that offset federal taxes and widen the growing...
  • NORTH CAROLINA GOP GOV.GOES MARIO CUOMO ON GAY MARRIAGE AND A CHALLENGE TO RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES

    05/29/2015 4:57:59 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Vanity | 5/29/2015 | Self
    The words of the former New York Governor and Democrat icon Mario Cuomo rang out loud and clear some 30 years ago. "I am personally opposed to abortion but" would pretty much sum up Cuomo's message. Yesterday that message was echoed on the issue of gay marriage by the Republican governor of North Carolina in a statement entitled "Governor McCrory defends Constitution". Governor Pat McCrory noted his own 'sincerely held religious beliefs that marriage is between a man and a woman'. But then we got this: "Whether it is the president, governor, mayor, a law enforcement officer, or magistrate, no...
  • Motorcycle Community Revs Up for Protests Over ‘The Waco 170'

    05/29/2015 4:51:25 AM PDT · by don-o · 37 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 28, 2015 | Lee Stranahan
    As unanswered questions and controversy mount over the shooting outside a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, there is a growing movement by motorcycle riders to protest what they see as troubling overreach by the authorities. Breitbart Texas has previously reported on a number of inconsistencies in the story that Waco Police have told about the deadly incident. There’s a growing awareness that there seems to be much more to the story than originally reported, and bikers are taking action. The Confederation of Clubs and Independents (CoC&I) — a political group focused on biker rights — has issued a Call...
  • Who Built the Brooklyn Bridge?

    05/29/2015 4:47:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    How many times have you heard President Obama and his minions pat themselves on the back for their noble "investments" in "roads and bridges"? Without government infrastructure spending, we're incessantly reminded, we wouldn't be able to conduct our daily business. "Every single great idea that has marked the 21st century, the 20th century and the 19th century has required government vision and government incentive," Vice President Joe Biden infamously asserted. "Private enterprise," he sneered, lags behind. As always, the Beltway narcissists have it backward. Without private enterprise and free-market visionaries, public infrastructure wouldn't exist. Take the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, which...
  • OPEC Concedes Defeat In Anti-Shale Oil War with U.S.

    05/29/2015 4:46:45 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 5/28/15 | c street
    OPEC’s attempt to over-produce crude oil for export to crush prices and bankrupt the American shale-fracking oil boom has failed, according to a draft OPEC long-term strategy report seen by Reuters ahead of the cartel’s policy meeting in Vienna on June 1st. The report forecasts that crude supply from rival non-OPEC producers, led by the U.S., “will grow until at least 2017.” “Since June 2014, oil prices have experienced a significant reduction, reaching levels even lower than the crisis experienced in 2008, yet non-OPEC supply is still showing some growth,” the OPEC report said. Flat-to-down worldwide demand for oil means...
  • Texas About to Set 12-Month Crude Oil Production Record

    05/29/2015 4:40:42 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 2 replies
    am thinker ^ | 5/29/15 | s rayne
    Last June, AT predicted “Texas will hit a monthly production level of 3.45 million barrels per day [MMbpd] by December 2014, meaning that 2015 will set a new annualized production record for the state.” According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, field production of crude oil in Texas hit 3.49 MMbpd in December -- right on the projection. The latest data has March production at 3.68 MMbpd and still rising. The 12-month record for Texas oil production was set in 1972 at 3.45 MMbpd. The last 12 months has seen Texas average 3.34 MMbpd. Even if production stabilizes -- or...
  • The black lives that don’t matter to progressives

    05/29/2015 4:38:14 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    Black Lives Matter, the slogan of the movement that began in earnest after the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is a lie. Taken at face value, the phrase is a truism, since obviously all lives matter. But the people who use it as a shibboleth don’t care about black lives per se so much as scoring points against the police. When there is some awful tragedy involving a cop shooting or harming a young black man (sometimes justifiably, sometimes not), they muster every ounce of their moral dudgeon and stage demonstrations eagerly covered by a sympathetic media....
  • pays for Warren's grandstanding ways

    05/29/2015 4:31:55 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 1 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 5/29 | peter lucas
    Do you think President Barack Obama would have put down the senior senator from Massachusetts over the trade bill if that senator was Ted Kennedy? Do you think Obama would have said the following about Kennedy: "The truth of the matter is that Teddy, you know, a politician like everybody else. He's got a voice that he wants to get out there. "And I understand that. And on most issues, he and I deeply agree. On this one, though, his arguments don't stand the test of fact and scrutiny." "He's absolutely wrong," Obama said -grandstanding-ways#ixzz3bWhPn17c
  • Four killed in foiled Saudi mosque blast

    05/29/2015 4:29:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | 5/29/15
    Four people were killed when a car exploded near a mosque in Saudi Arabia’s eastern city of Dammam, on Friday, the Saudi Press Agency reported, adding that militants failed in their bid to hit the mosque after secuirty officials foiled the attack. The attack targetted worshippers in al-Anoud mosque during Friday prayers, a ministry spokesperson said, quoted by the Saudi state news agency SPA. Security forces became suspicious of a car parked near the mosque which exploded as they walked towards it, killing four people and setting surrounding cars on fire, SPA said. One of those killed is suspected of...
  • The Left’s Reign of Terror Continues in Baltimore

    05/29/2015 4:26:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/29/15 | Matthew Vadum
    As Maryland’s largest city grieves for a mother and her 7-year-old son found shot to death, it is becoming clear that criminals emboldened by left-wingers are terrorizing the people of Baltimore like never before.The city’s radical, left-wing, thug-loving mayor, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), has emasculated the local police she despises and abandoned her constituents by giving criminals a green light to do as they please. Police officers have been ordered not to do their jobs which is just as well because many of them are quite justifiably terrified of doing their jobs in the current environment. Mobs of as many as...
  • Schweikart Reviews Overdue Account of America’s True History

    05/29/2015 4:24:56 AM PDT · by iowamark · 9 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | May 27, 2015 | Nancy Thorner
    The final Heartland Author Series event before The Heartland Institute moves its headquarters from One South Wacker Drive, #2740, to its new facility in Arlington Heights was held on Thursday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Featured was Larry Schweikart, who along with co-author Michael Allen, wrote the newly released 10th anniversary edition of “A Patriot’s History of the United States: From Columbus’s Great Discovery to America’s Age of Entitlement.” It is irrefutable that during past three decades, many history professors have allowed their biases to distort the way America’s past is taught. These intellectuals have searched for instances of racism, sexism,...
  • FIFA expected to vote on whether to expel Israel and to reelect Sepp Blatter (Live Video - 7:30am)

    05/29/2015 4:23:49 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Live | FIFATV
    FIFA is expected to vote on whether to expel Israel and whether to reelect Sepp Blatter President. The Presidential vote will be at 10am ET. Vote on expelling Israel if it happens will come before that. Sepp Blatter is expected to easily win reelection despite the ongoing scandal.
  • New York Times: $15 an Hour is Meant to Drive Fast Food Out of Business

    05/29/2015 4:22:16 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 20 replies
    Red Statements ^ | 5/17/2015 | Steven Ahle
    As noted by the New York Post , the New York Times has let it slip that the real goal of the $15 dollar an hour wage is to drive cheap fast food restaurants out of business. And as they said: “The restaurant industry . . . will not go down without a fight.” But, I thought that all the businesses affected by the minimum wage were just greedy and could easily afford the wages they should have been paying all along? I guess that wasn’t true. That certainly wasn’t the case for Z Pizza in Seattle. Z Pizza employed 11 employees,...
  • Hillary tipped murdered ambassador's movements in emails

    05/29/2015 4:22:13 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 21 replies
    WND ^ | Aaron Klein
    In the year prior to the deadly 2012 Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton used her private email server to correspond about such highly sensitive national security matters as specific threats to the Libya hotel where Ambassador Chris Stevens was staying as well as his decision to remain at the hotel despite the threats. The emails, released May 22 by the State Department, also contained the exact movements of Stevens while he was stationed in arguably one of the most dangerous zones in the world for any American diplomat, a WND review has found. On April 24, 2011, Clinton’s senior aide, Huma...
  • Cruz: Universities that boycott Israel should lose federal funding

    05/29/2015 4:21:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/28/15 | Katie Zezima
    Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday that universities that boycott Israel should lose their federal funding. Cruz's remarks were aimed at the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, which is gaining traction on college campuses. It calls for U.S. companies and universities to divest from Israel. Cruz has spoken against BDS but sharpened his tone Thursday. The nation needs a president who will ensure that "if a university boycotts the nation of Israel then that university will forfeit federal taxpayer dollars," Cruz said at the Champion of Jewish Values International Awards Gala here, where he received the Defender of Israel Award....
  • Global Climate On Verge Of Multi-Decadal Change

    05/29/2015 4:21:23 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 15 replies
    A new study, by scientists from the University of Southampton and National Oceanography Centre (NOC), implies that the global climate is on the verge of broad-scale change that could last for a number of decades. The change to the new set of climatic conditions is associated with a cooling of the Atlantic, and is likely to bring drier summers in Britain and Ireland, accelerated sea-level rise along the northeast coast of the United States, and drought in the developing countries of the Sahel region. Since this new climatic phase could be half a degree cooler, it may well offer a...
  • MARINES OCCUPY TWO-THIRDS OF NAHA; FOE HITS 13 U.S. SHIPS, LOSES 77 PLANES (5/29/45)

    05/29/2015 4:12:31 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 5/29/45 | Bruce Rae, Warren Moscow, Lindesay Parrott, Raymond Daniell, Daniel T. Brigham
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  • Baltimore Has Descended Into A State Of Lawlessness – And More Cities Will Soon Follow

    05/29/2015 4:09:22 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 37 replies
    World View Weekend ^ | 5/29/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Did you really think that Baltimore would return to normal after everything that has happened? On Thursday, a mother and her 7-year-old son were both shot in the head in a double murder that has shocked the entire nation. Police believe that the son may have been shot in order to prevent him from identifying the individual that shot his mother. So is this what America is turning into? A place where 7-year-old kids are executed in cold blood? That mother and son were the 37th and 38th murder victims in the city of Baltimore so far this month. That...
  • Erdogan vs. the New York Times, and Democracy

    05/29/2015 4:06:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 5/28/15 | Abigail R. Esman
    For 13 years, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has worked to impose his Islamist vision on Turkey's proud secular democracy, reshaping the country into a neo-Ottoman republic. His success can be credited in no small measure to his manipulation and intimidation of the press, and the occasional censorship of social media and the Internet overall. Now, in a gesture that betrays either Islamist imperialism, sheer ignorance of Western democracy, or both, Turkey's president and former prime minister is expanding his reach, raising his fist – and, he hopes, his influence – at the West, using the New York Times as his target.Infuriated...
  • Turkey accused of sending arms to Syrian jihadis

    05/29/2015 4:00:26 AM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 5/29/15
    ISTANBUL: Images and video footage allegedly showing trucks belonging to Turkey's state intelligence service carrying weapons en route to jihadist rebels in Syria were published Friday in a Turkish daily. The Turkish government has vehemently denied earlier claims that it is arming rebels fighting in Syria and accused dozens of prosecutors, soldiers and security officers involved in the searching of trucks of attempting to bring it down by suggesting that it is doing so. Earlier this month, Turkey arrested four prosecutors who ordered searches in a similar incident in January 2014 and they are now in prison pending trial. More...
  • CDC investigates shipments of live anthrax

    05/29/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by markomalley · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 5/29/15
    The U.S. Army’s top general said Thursday that human error probably was not a factor in the Army’s mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples from a chemical weapons testing site that was opened more than 70 years ago in a desolate stretch of desert in Utah. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, told reporters the problem may have been a failure in the technical process of killing, or inactivating, anthrax samples. The process in this case “might not have completely killed” the samples as intended before they were shipped, he said. Odierno said the Centers for Disease Control...
  • Google Intensifies Focus on Its Cardboard Virtual Reality Device

    05/29/2015 3:30:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 3 replies
    NYSlimes ^ | CONOR DOUGHERTY
    Google has seen the future, and it is littered with cardboard boxes. At its Google I/O developer conference here on Thursday, the search giant announced several programs that aim to put its virtual reality viewer, called Cardboard, at the center of a growing online world in which people can use their smartphone and YouTube to watch videos rendered in 3-D. Google introduced its virtual reality viewer — a cardboard box, with some lenses and a magnet, that looks a lot like a plastic View-Master toy — as a gift at last year’s I/O conference. The idea was to create an...
  • [Canadian] Feds scrap tampon tax

    05/29/2015 3:29:36 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 7 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | May 28, 2015 | Postmedia Network
    The tampon tax is dead. The federal government announced Thursday the GST and the federal portion of the HST will no longer be charged on feminine hygiene products starting July 1. Last year, Canadian women spent about $519,976,963 on tampons, pads and menstrual cups, which put more than $36,398,387 into government coffers, according to Statistics Canada. "Finally, the government has listened to reason and put an end to this injustice. That is a victory for all women," NDP MP Irene Mathyssen, whose motion earlier this month to nix the tax received all-party support, said in a statement Thursday. The NDP...
  • Armed Bikers to Hold Mohammed Contest Outside Cartoon Gunmen’s Mosque

    05/29/2015 3:28:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 20 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Garland Jihadists couldn’t cope with an off duty cop with a handgun. Now the Mohammed cartoon contest is coming to their mosque back in Arizona courtesy of RidersUSA, a patriotic biker group. ROUND 2!!!!!!! This will be a PEACEFUL protest in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix AZ.
  • Obama Is Suspending the Law Designed to Deter Illegal Immigration

    05/29/2015 3:17:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 5/29/15 | Ian Smith
    A key part of the Fifth Circuit’s decision to keep the freeze on President Obama’s amnesty programs was the 25-page dissenting opinion written by the panel’s lone Obama appointee. Not only does it point to how the bloc-voting liberal justices of the Supreme Court will ultimately treat the case, it almost wholly focuses on the threshold issue of “prosecutorial discretion”: an executive-branch power that, if expanded to include mass grants of amnesty, would remove the last vestige of authority that Congress and the courts have in preventing immigration anarchy at our nation’s southern border. The “essential point of disagreement” that...
  • Marilyn Mosby (Baltimore), Nick Mosby to serve as circus ringmasters

    05/29/2015 3:10:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 6 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 5/28/2015
    What a busy few weeks Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby has had. She appeared onstage with Prince. Sat down for an interview with Vogue. And, of course, she made national news by pressing charges against six officers in the death of Freddie Gray, who suffered a severe spinal injury while in police custody. Now Mosby and her husband, City Councilman Nick Mosby, are about to be guest ringmasters for the UniverSoul Circus. The couple is also slated to accept the "UniverSoul Circus Community Service Award for their commitment to the well-being of the Baltimore community" at Friday afternoon's performance,...
  • Islamic Jizya: Fact and Fiction

    05/29/2015 3:06:02 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/29/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    The Return of JizyaMuslim demands for non-Muslim “infidels” to pay jizya on pain of death are growing, even as the West fluctuates between having no clue what jizya is and thinking that jizya is an example of “tolerance” in Islam.In the video where the Islamic State slaughters some 30 Christian Ethiopians in Libya last April, the spokesman repeatedly pointed out that payment of jizya (which the impoverished Ethiopian migrant workers could not render, nor the 21 Copts before them) is the only way for Christians around the world to safeguard their lives: But whoever refuses [to pay jizya] will...
  • Phoenix: Armed Biker Gang to Hold Peaceful 'Draw Muhammad' Contest Outside Mosque <tr>

    05/29/2015 3:00:25 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    www.ibtimes.co.in ^ | Johnlee Varghese
    An armed biker gang in Phoenix, Arizona, plans to hold a "Draw Muhammad" contest on 29 May outside a mosque at the Islamic Community Center, which was attended by the two Isis gunmen behind the Garland, Texas, shooting. On 3 May, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi drove all the way from Phoenix to Garland to open fire on those present at the "Draw the Prophet" contest in Curtis Culwell Centre there. The two were gunned down by the security personnel and a major attack was averted. Jon Ritzheimer, a former Marine and a vocal anti-Islam activist who is one of...
  • Boston STILL has snow piles - and they're filled with trash

    05/29/2015 2:53:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/28/15
    Lingering snow piles from the record-setting New England winter continue to plague the Boston area, even as the weather turns summer-like. A 75-foot-high snow mound in Boston's Seaport District has been reduced to a three-story pile of dirt and trash — including bicycles, traffic cones and even half a $5 bill — that remains encrusted in solid ice. In Boston, 108.6 inches of snow broke a two-decade-old record this past winter.
  • Study on Attitudes Toward Same-Sex Marriage Is Retracted by a Scientific Journal

    05/29/2015 2:50:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 5/29/15 | Benedict Carey
    A leading scientific journal on Thursday retracted a highly publicized study reporting that attitudes toward same-sex marriage could be altered by brief face-to-face conversations with people who have a stake in the issue. The study, published by the journal Science in December, came under question this month when a pair of graduate students trying to follow up on the work found evidence that the data had been misrepresented. The study’s senior author, Donald P. Green, a prominent political scientist at Columbia University, asked that the study be retracted.....
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - May 29, 2015

    05/29/2015 2:36:16 AM PDT · by sneakers · 6 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Finance committee to consider Walker proposal to freeze stewardship land purchases

    05/29/2015 2:35:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | May 29, 2015
    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin lawmakers are ready to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to block the state Department of Natural Resources from purchasing any land through its stewardship program for at least the next 13 years. Walker's budget would place a moratorium on stewardship land acquisitions until the DNR's debt service on purchases already made drops to $1 for every $8 spent since the program began in 1989. The program won't reach that ration until 2028.
  • Obama in surprise visit to Cuban community church in Miami [Betrays Cubans, Rubs it in their face]

    05/29/2015 2:24:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    ....Obama paid a surprise visit yesterday to a Miami religious shrine popular with Cuban exiles.... "The president is visiting the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity in Miami to pay his respects to the Cuban-American diaspora that worships there," said Bernadette Meehan, National Security Council spokeswoman. "He will honour the sacrifices that Cuban-Americans have made in their pursuit of liberty and opportunity, as well as their extraordinary contributions to our country." ...Cuba is due to be taken off the US list of state sponsors of terrorism
  • Store Owner Tackles Thief Who Stuffed Assault Rifle Down Pants

    05/29/2015 1:44:05 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 13 replies
    NBC 6 South Florida ^ | Published at 10:28 PM EDT on May 28, 2015 | Marissa Bagg
    A store owner in Davie took matters into his own hands, tackling a would-be thief outside of his store, and this wasn't your everyday shoplifter. The thief was trying to walk out of the Public Pawn and Gun at 6798 Stirling Road with an assault rifle stuffed down his pants. "By the time he left I noticed a bulge in his pants, so I followed him out," said owner, Kevin Hughes. "I didn't want to have an altercation in the store... too many customers and employees here." Surveillance video shows the 19-year-old suspect, Marlon Alvarez, inspecting the three-foot long firearm...
  • Man steps on a snake while busy on smartphone.

    05/29/2015 1:35:43 AM PDT · by Redcitizen · 21 replies
    Loaded Gear ^ | 05-28-2015 | author unknown
    A man walking to work while concentrating on his smartphone showed why one shouldn’t walk while concentrating on their smartphone because you never know what you might run into—like a snake, for instance. Tim Malone, a DJ at OK Skateland in Chickasha, Oklahoma, learned this lesson the hard way, as surveillance video from inside OK Skateland showed:
  • Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"

    05/29/2015 12:56:51 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 29 May 15 | IULIIA SUBBOTOVSKA
    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world. The Kremlin has always dabbled in propaganda, but in the past year its troll campaign has gone into overdrive, adding hundreds of online operatives to help counter Western pressure over its role in the...
  • Scott Walker calls EPA power plant rule 'unworkable'

    05/29/2015 12:44:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Zack Colman
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has signaled in a letter to President Obama that his state might not comply with a forthcoming rule limiting carbon emissions from power plants. The likely GOP presidential candidate told Obama in the May 21 letter that he has "deep concerns regarding our ability to develop a state plan to comply with" the proposed Environmental Protection Agency targets. The implicit threat makes Walker the highest-profile governor to consider endorsing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's strategy of undercutting the regulation through states refusing to submit a compliance plan, though he ultimately stopped short of doing so. "The...
  • Doctors Advised Mom to Abort Her Baby Girl With Down Syndrome, She’s Now Healthy

    05/29/2015 12:34:04 AM PDT · by kathsua · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Zagorski
    In 2012, Michaela and Christopher were at their 20-week ultrasound patiently waiting to find out if they were having a boy or a girl. However, instead of finding out the sex of their baby they were told that their child had some very serious health problems and that they should consider abortion. Michaela explained, “As we went for our routine 20 week scan we were excited to find out if it was definitely a girl we were having, it was the happiest day of our lives after having our two sons Kaiden (4) and Bayley (2). We were scanned for...
  • The Dull Thud of a New Yorker Towel Snap ... Mark Steyn

    05/28/2015 11:27:59 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 28 May 2015 | Mark Steyn
    The New Yorker cover at right has attracted a lot of comment. It shows Hillary Rodham Clinton outside the locker room trying to get in. But the locker room is full of white Republican males - Walker, Paul, Bush, Cruz, Rubio... Okay, the last couple are Hispanic, but let's not get hung up on details. And Bush identifies as Hispanic on voter registration forms, but let's not get hung up on the paperwork... But, in fact, the GOP has already let a female into the locker room - Carly Fiorina - plus a black guy - Ben Carson - and...