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  • Book Review: ‘Truth Overruled’ and the Case for Traditional Marriage

    09/02/2015 12:08:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 6 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 2, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Marriage quality, gay rights and “love is love” are common refrains that the Left uses in order to dismantle traditional marriage as we know it. Heritage Foundation marriage scholar Ryan T. Anderson’s latest book, Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom, serves as an answer to many of these arguments. Anderson quoted Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ oral arguments to make one of his major points, namely that “You’re [gay activists] not seeking to join the institution, you’re seeking to change what the institution is.” Anderson pointed out four harmful consequences of radically changing the definition of...
  • Virginia shooting: more than one mass shooting a day in the US group says

    09/02/2015 10:11:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 8/27/2015 | David Millward
    The Virginia shootings have rekindled the long-running debate on gun ownership in America with figures showing that there have been 247 mass shooting incidents in the US in 238 days so far this year. While America’s attention was focused on the horrific murder of two young journalists in Roanoke, Virginia, another mass shooting on the same day saw four people wounded during a home invasion in Minnesota. The figures for the multiple shootings have been compiled by GunsAreCool, a sarcastically named group which tracks gun violence in the US.
  • SHOCK: As Americans Bought 170 Million Guns, Violent Crime Fell 51%

    09/02/2015 9:50:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 28, the NRA presented ATF and FBI data showing Americans have purchased “170 million new guns” since 1991, and violent crime has fallen “51 percent.” The NRA tweeted, “Since ’91, Americans have acquired over 170 million new firearms and violent crimes have declined by 51%.”
  • Slain Reporter’s Father in Contact with Mark Kelly, Michael Bloomberg for Gun Control Push

    09/02/2015 9:27:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On August 30, Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, indicated he has already “been in contact with Mark Kelly” and with associates of Michael Bloomberg to get his best trajectory for a gun control push.
  • When a Bible Club and Gang Bangers Collide...

    09/02/2015 7:48:55 AM PDT · by robowombat · 8 replies
    CBN News ^ | Tuesday, September 01, 2015 | Efrem Graham
    When a Bible Club and Gang Bangers Collide... By Efrem Graham News Anchor & Reporter Tuesday, September 01, 2015 LOS ANGELES -- Classes are back in session for many public schools, and for thousands of California students that means a return to weekly Bible club meetings. The clubs are growing across the Golden State and some organizers credit them with saving teens from gangs, drugs, and even death. Brian Barcelona speaks at many of those high school Bible club meetings - and students are paying attention. Changing Lives In an interview with CBN News, Barcelona recalled one meeting where rival...
  • Emails show Clinton Foundation shaped policy

    09/02/2015 7:31:42 AM PDT · by Nep Nep · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2015 | Stephen Dinan and S.A. Miller
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails reveal how prominently the Clinton Foundation factored into her thinking as America’s top diplomat, raising questions about where she drew the line between official business and aiding the family charity run by her husband and daughter. In one instance, Mrs. Clinton appeared to try to steer a Haiti earthquake recovery project to the foundation, according to new emails released this week as the State Department belatedly complies with open records requests for her communications during her four years in office. Another email shows Mrs. Clinton directing a State Department employee to handle...
  • Inside the abandoned City of Libraries

    09/02/2015 4:02:19 AM PDT · by the scotsman · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1st September 2015 | Michael Huniewicz
    'The desert city of Chinguetti, sinking ever-deeper under the sands of the Sahara, is the last place in the world you would expect to find a library. Yet this crumbling outpost in the west-African country of Mauritania is home to around 6,000 rare books and manuscripts, including some of the oldest Koranic texts in existence which date back to the 9th Century. It was once the prosperous and bustling trade centre of several 'trans-Sahara' trade routes. Traders from all over Europe, north-Africa and the Levant would stop in Chinguetti before moving on to sub-Saharan Africa. There, they would rub shoulders...
  • ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties (CERN)

    09/01/2015 10:59:51 PM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 9 replies
    ATLAS and CMS experiments shed light on Higgs properties 01 Sep 2015 Results of the analyses by individual experiments (coloured) and both experiments together (black), showing the improvement in precision resulting from the combination of results. Geneva/Saint Petersburg, 1st September 2015. Three years after the announcement of the discovery of a new particle, the so-called Higgs boson, the ATLAS and CMS Collaborations present for the first time combined measurements of many of its properties, at the third annual Large Hadron Collider Physics Conference (LHCP 2015). By combining their analyses of the data collected in 2011 and 2012, ATLAS and CMS...
  • Europe will soon go under

    09/01/2015 4:11:13 PM PDT · by NYAmerican · 26 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 8/31/15 | Imre Kertész
    “I should say a few words about politics too … Then I would talk about how Muslims are flooding, occupying, in clear verbs, destroying Europe, and how Europe relates to this, the suicidal liberalism and the stupid democracy … It always ends the same way: civilization reaches a certain stage of maturation where it is not only (un)able to defend itself, but where it is in a seemingly incomprehensible worship of their own enemy.”
  • Chaos in Hungary as Huge crowd of migrants [to Germany] force Budapest station to evacuate

    09/01/2015 11:01:15 AM PDT · by pabianice · 27 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/1/15 | Stanton
    <p>Hundreds of angry migrants, some waving tickets and holding their babies in the air, staged protests outside a Budapest station on Tuesday and demanded they be allowed to board trains to Germany and Austria.</p> <p>Hungarian authorities evacuated and closed the city’s Eastern Railway Terminus when scuffles broke out between people storming their way onto carriages.</p>
  • When did you stop sending abortive Moms to Hell? APF Reporter asks Catholic Priests

    09/01/2015 10:09:34 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 48 replies
    Freep | 9/1/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     "When did you stop beating your wife?" is the position of the logical fallacy, the Loaded Question. The answer "I never started" improperly grants the question the dignity of the reasonable. "Pope tells priests to pardon women who have abortions ... overruling hardline traditionalists within the Catholic Church" screams the headline from APF by Jean-Louis de La Vaissiere. He writes from the Vatican, without knowing anything about his subject. Prior to this declaration, only the Pope himself could pardon the sin of abortion. "Sins which the priest has no authority to absolve are called reserved sins. Absolution from these sins can be obtained only...
  • Hollywood Insiders Express Shock as Christian Film Opens Second at the Box Office

    09/01/2015 9:22:49 AM PDT · by NYer · 26 replies
    Aletelia ^ | September 1, 2015 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    The new Christian film War Room raked in $11 million during its debut last weekend, coming in second place at the box office just behind hit movie-of-the-moment Straight Outta Compton, which pulled in only $13 million in its third weekend on U.S. screens.   War Room – which had a limited release of just over 1,000 screens nationwide, almost no advertising, and was produced for just over $3 million – easily beat out Zac Efron’s dance club drama We Are Your Friends and No Escape, a political thriller featuring Owen Wilson, both of which enjoyed wide releases and plenty of...
  • Camp of the Apocalypse

    09/01/2015 8:14:44 AM PDT · by Nelson Hultberg · 7 replies
    Americans for a Free Republic ^ | 8-30-15 | Nelson Hultberg
    “The West is empty, even if it has not yet become really aware of it. An extraordinarily inventive civilization, surely the only one capable of meeting the challenges of the third millennium, the West has no soul left.” “At every level – nations, races, cultures, as well as individuals – it is always the soul that wins the decisive battles. It is only the soul that forms the weave of gold and brass from which the shields that save the strong are fashioned. I can hardly discern any soul in us.” So wrote the great French novelist, Jean Raspail, in...
  • Court says Jesus statue can stay

    09/01/2015 5:09:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    The Jesus statue can stay, a panel ruled. Two of three 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals’ judges slapped back at atheists who wanted to remove a Jesus statue from U.S. Forest Service land, telling them in a just-released ruling: Sorry, you’re not winning this one. The panel in effect agreed with U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen of Montana, who had previously ruled the Jesus statue, which stands six feet tall on a northwestern, Montana ski hill – and has for 60 or so years – is just as secular, if not more so, as religious, Fox News reported.
  • End all skin-color-based favoritism

    09/01/2015 4:56:54 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/1/2015 | Mychal Massie
    It is a proven fact that specialized and preferential programming based on skin color has not worked. It is has instead fomented acrimony, resentment and a divided America. With that factoid in mind, can anything more be done to poison the minds of blacks against America and specifically whites in America? Apparently, Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University, thinks so. Johnson has determined: “Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based systematic reparations.” He argues that same can only be brought about by weighted voting where...
  • Will Mitt Romney Jump In?

    08/31/2015 3:46:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 93 replies
    Observer ^ | 08/31/15
    As Jeb Bush struggles to carry the establishment mantle, some wonder whether the time is right for Mitt There is on the edge of the spectrum a thought awakening that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who ran for President in 2008 and 2012, might get back in the race. It comes naturally to think so. Before the race got seriously underway Mr. Romney met with Jeb Bush to consider their fates. Mr. Romney’s wife Ann went so far back then as to suggest on Cavuto that If Jeb ran, Mitt would stay out, as they both represented a similar center...
  • The Mystery of Missing Talus

    08/31/2015 8:33:00 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Sept. 2015 | Brian Thomas
    The Mystery of Missing Talus by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation In August 2013 while on a week-long boat tour of Grand Canyon’s Colorado River, I got a close-up view of secular geology’s missing-talus problem. As our crew boarded the boats at Lee’s Ferry, our geologist guide Dr. Steve Austin explained how missing talus challenges the millions-of-years version of Earth history. Everyday weathering processes weaken the cliff face within view of Lee’s Ferry until the cliffs’ rocks tumble down. But only a handful of boulders lie on the canyon floor—not enough if millions of years of erosion have...
  • Study: Chicago Criminals Avoid Gun Shows, Internet Sales, Buy Guns On Street

    08/31/2015 8:07:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    As for specifics regarding sources for purchasing guns, some of the inmates indicated that gangs have individuals with a Firearm Owners Identification Card who buy guns then sell them to gang members. Others indicated using “corrupt cops” who seize guns then “put them back on the street.” The inmates made clear they do not walk into gun stores to buy guns. Which proves a point Breitbart News, Gun Owners of America, and other gun rights groups have made for years; namely, that background checks place a burden on law-abiding citizens which criminals easily avoid.
  • Time to resurrect 'Un-American Activities'?

    08/31/2015 7:25:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | James Longstreet
    “The House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) was created in 1938 to investigate alleged disloyalty and subversive activities on the part of private citizens, public employees, and those organizations suspected of having Communist ties.” And “The work of the committee continued to decline in importance throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s until the committee itself was renamed the House Internal Security Committee in 1969, prefiguring its eventual abolition in 1975.” We all know of what many believed as overreach and showmanship by Joe McCarthy during the life of this committee. McCarthyism is the term born from that era, and a...
  • Victim-hood-ism, Guns, Hillary, and the Virginia Shooter

    08/31/2015 7:19:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/31/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    Recently, I asked my 87-year-old dad: "Was it a dream, or did you and Mom allow a man dressed like a woman to run through our home and out the back door?" Dad replied, "Wow! How on Earth could you possibly remember that?" I was a toddler then, now in my sixties. Dad said the man was being chased by the police, and my mom felt sorry for him. Today, transvestites are celebrated, awarded for courage. And yet, more Americans than ever view themselves as victims. A caller on a radio show said people are fed up with both sides...
  • In 2008, Fewer Than 30 Million Used Food Stamps. Now 46 Million Do

    08/30/2015 9:35:51 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 08/30/15 | Ed Feulner
    Unemployment has dropped in recent years, yet still—far too many people are participating. One out of every seven Americans received SNAP benefits in 2014, and the program cost $74.1 billion, making it one of the largest means-tested welfare program. You’d think the improving jobs situation would translate to the number of SNAP beneficiaries declining by a much larger margin. But that hasn’t been the case. Another reason for saying that food stamp numbers aren’t really going in the right direction? Look at how the SNAP demographic has changed. Before the 2008 recession, 55 percent of SNAP households consisted of children...
  • 10 Things You Learn by Carrying a Gun Every Day

    08/30/2015 9:35:06 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies
    outdoorhub.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | Tom McHale
    Reflecting on my experiences carrying a gun daily for near a couple of decades, I figured out that I’ve learned a couple of things. Here’s a short list.
  • Guns and Insanity are Not Compatible

    08/30/2015 8:02:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 8/29/2015 | Barbara Hammond
    The NRA, which owns a majority of our representation in Washington D.C., is out of control. They are fully aware of the issues with background checks and continue to push for less stringent regulations. All the while admitting mental illness is a huge issue with our out of control senseless murder rate. So many places in our country have open carry now it scares me to death. If I walked into a store and saw someone walking around with an assault rifle over their shoulder, and likely wearing some kind of flag shirt, I would leave immediately. Of course, their...
  • Obama, Bush, Clinton: Secret Agents

    08/30/2015 6:50:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/30/2015 | Clarice Feldman
    I have thought for a while that a case could be made that Obama was really a secret conservative, showing America what would happen if the “progressive” agenda were ever put in place and thereby weaning us off it forever. My friend Noemie Emery, an exceptionally astute observer of American political history, emailed, “All politicians act like secret agents, in the pay of the opposite side.” As I thought about it, it seemed to me her observation had special applicability to the president, Jeb Bush, and Hillary Clinton, though I’d certainly not rule out a wider field.
  • Trump the Vulgarian (Is there something beyond a "barf alert"?)

    08/29/2015 4:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Mexico Ledger ^ | August 29 2015 | Eric Bergeson, The Country Scribe
    Can Trump keep it up? When will he implode? What explains his rise in the polls? How do we stop him? The pundits wring their hands. Josh Marshall thinks Trump is a doofus who uses sophisticated military strategy. Peggy Noonan, who penned the phrase "1000 points of light" for George H. W. Bush, declares Trump to be a sign of molecules in motion. Statistician-pundit Nate Silver assures us Trump will meet his doom. Charles Blow has had enough and will no longer mention Trump's name. George Will was moved to pen a glorious sentence which begins, "Every sulphurous belch from...
  • Rasmussen: Nearly 3 in 4 Americans Think Political Correctness Is a Problem

    08/29/2015 10:52:35 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 23 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 28 Aug 2015 | Breitbart News
    Political correctness is one of the biggest arguments in favor of–and against–the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. How do Americans feel about it? A new Rasmussen poll shows a clear majority opposed. From Rasmussen Reports: Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump during the first pre-primary debate reiterated a point he’s made throughout his campaign that “the big problem this country has is being politically correct.” Most Americans strongly agree with that sentiment.
  • An open letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley

    08/29/2015 2:44:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 8-28-15 | M. D. Kittle
    By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog Dear Patrick: You know what I hate – in addition to Hitler, I mean? I hate working until 1:30 in the morning to publish a great story only to find my counterpart at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (this’d be you) ripping me off – and then missing the story. My story, “Explosive email exposes GAB attorney’s partisan motives in John Doe probe,” cited an email that I had exclusively. I actually worked for that email. You found it the way all of my readers did. Wisconsin Watchdog linked to that document. You linked to...
  • Up from Trumpism ("Trump’s appeal is a cartoon version of Richard Nixon’s")

    08/28/2015 9:28:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | The September 7, 2015 Issue | William Kristol
    ‘The Muse of History must not be fastidious.” Thus Churchill the historian. But as Churchill the politician knew, the Muse of Politics must not be fastidious either. Which brings us to Donald Trump. Trump is, to say the least, not in favor among the fastidious. He’s not even in much favor among those of us who are nonfastidious in our politics. We at The Weekly Standard enjoy the rough-and-readiness of the American political scene—but we also understand the distinction between a reality show and reality, between performing and governing. We love American democracy and are impressed by Trump’s mastery of...
  • The Words Used by WDBJ Reporter Alison Parker That Killer Claimed Were ‘Racist’

    08/28/2015 1:14:46 PM PDT · by robowombat · 56 replies
    Blaze ^ | Aug 28, 2015 | Dave Urbanski
    When Alison Parker was an intern at WDBJ in 2012, Vester Lee Flanagan — then a reporter for the station — heard her utter what he apparently considered to be racist words. Parker made reference to “swinging” by a destination and also referred to heading out into the “field,” according to Flanagan’s 2013 complaint with the station, the New York Post reported. Parker wasn’t disciplined over her word choices, the Post reported, and Flanagan was fired a month after leveling his racism accusations against Parker, which were part of his failed discrimination lawsuit against the station. Two years later, Flanagan...
  • An Antidote to the LGBT ‘Little Apple of Death’

    08/28/2015 1:06:49 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | August 28, 2015 | Scott Lively
    Sexual Orientation Regulations (SORs) (also known as sexual orientation anti-discrimination policies) are the most devious tactic of the LGBT movement for stripping Christians of First Amendment protections and setting the stage for the “gay” takeover of any social, political or cultural entity. These SORs are the seed that contains the entire tree of the homosexual agenda with all of its poisonous fruit. Once implanted, the entire agenda emerges like the trunk and branches of a Manchineel tree, producing what looks deceptively like wholesome fruit but in fact is known in the island paradise in which it grows as the manzanita...
  • Mother and Daughter Spend $86K on Plastic Surgery to Look Like Celeb Idol Kayla Morris

    08/28/2015 12:23:34 PM PDT · by pabianice · 130 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/28/15 | Bertsche
    A mother-daughter pair claim they’ve spent more than $86,000 on plastic surgery in the last three years in order to look more like a British model and reality star. Morris Georgina Clarke, 38, and her daughter Kayla Morris, 20, open up in a new video from News Dog Media about what they say is their love of plastic surgery. In the video, Clarke explains that she and her daughter started watching TV personality and model Katie Price years ago, and both thought she had “the whole package.” Price, a household name in the U.K., is famous for, among other things,...
  • The children of illegal immigrants are not born American citizens

    08/28/2015 7:44:54 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 39 replies
    Renew America ^ | August 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Once again, Donald Trump has managed to open up a robust national discussion about an issue that up to this point had been largely ignored by the political class. This time, the discussion is about so-called "birthright citizenship," the idea that whenever a foreign national (regardless of legal status and with a very few exceptions) has a child on American soil, this child automatically becomes an American citizen from birth. This approach to citizenship has been the de facto (though not de jure) approach to the issue of "anchor babies," the children of illegal aliens who come to the United...
  • CNN's Don Lemon Grills Ben Carson: Rethink Gun Control

    08/28/2015 7:32:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 54 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/27/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    CNN anchors on Wednesday night hit two Republican presidential candidates on the subject of gun control, wondering if yesterday's horrific shooting in Roanoke, Virginia has prompted them to rethink their positions. Talking to Ben Carson, Don Lemon demanded, "After you watch a crime like this, does it make you question at all the role of guns in our society?" Carson reminded, "The Second Amendment of that Constitution gives citizens the right to keep and bare arms. Therefore, anything that we're going to do has to be done with respect to the Second Amendment." The Republican mentioned the opportunity to do...
  • The Truth About Guns in Virginia

    08/28/2015 7:15:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/27/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Since Wednesday's horrific double murder of journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward in Roanoke, Virginia, anti-gun activists have pounced at the opportunity to call for more gun control and exploited the tragedy within hours of its occurrence. Keep in mind the following statements were made before the facts were in about how the killer obtained his firearm.
  • Bigotry in numbers: Why so many academics look down on evangelicals

    08/28/2015 6:48:58 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 37 replies
    Those who teach in higher education are relatively OK with some religious groups, according to a study based on a 2012 online national survey that drew 464 complete responses. Asked to assess religious groups on a “feeling thermometer” of 1 to 100, Jewish people, mainline Protestants and Catholics all achieved an average score of 65 or higher, researchers led by University of North Texas sociologist George Yancey reported in an online article in the journal Sociology of Religion. Next to the bottom, just slightly above fundamentalists, were Protestant evangelicals with an average score of 48. Based on the rankings and...
  • Get Out of My Class and Leave America (Prof. Mike Adams)

    08/28/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-28-2015 | Mike Adams
    Author’s Note: The following column is comprised of excerpts taken from my first lectures on the first day of classes this semester at UNC-Wilmington. I reproduced these remarks with the hope that they would be useful to other professors teaching at public universities all across America. Feel free to use this material if you already have tenure.Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I...
  • Christians at Duke U refuse to read lesbian porn novel assignment

    08/27/2015 2:23:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 37 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 27, 2015
    DURHAM, NC, August 27, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- Christian freshmen at Duke University are refusing to read an assigned graphic novel depicting masturbation and homosexual intercourse. The university says the assignment was optional and won’t discipline the holdouts. Brian Grasso emerged as the spokesperson for the dissenters after he posted his decision on the Class of 2019’s closed Facebook page. Opponents have done their best to mock and deride the holdouts as ignoramuses who don’t belong at Duke, but Grasso has addressed all their jibes, first to Duke’s student paper and then in an op-ed in the Washington Post, intelligently...
  • Ted Cruz Is Stalking Donald Trump

    08/27/2015 1:53:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 27, 2015 | Tim Alberta
    The Texas Republican believes that when (not if) Trump falters, he'll absorb the current front-runner's followers.TUSCALOOSA, Alabama—Four days after Donald Trump drew tens of thousands of supporters to a modest, multipurpose football arena in this state, Ted Cruz stood 200 miles away inside a glass-enclosed suite overlooking the north end zone inside legendary Denny-Bryant Stadium. Here, in the home of the Alabama Crimson Tide, Cruz offered blistering critiques identical to those delivered by Trump—a nation in decline, an immigration crisis, a government corrupted by career politicians in both parties. Yet Cruz, speaking to several hundred suit-and-tie Republicans at a plated...
  • The Genesis Flood and Noah’s Ark. Fact or fiction?

    08/27/2015 1:17:18 PM PDT · by fishtank · 140 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 8-27-2015 | Tas Walker
    The Genesis Flood and Noah’s Ark. Fact or fiction? by Tas Walker Published: 27 August 2015 (GMT+10) Many doubt the biblical story of Noah’s Flood. To many the story seems a gross exaggeration or a work of fiction. And if Noah’s Flood is not believable, why trust any historical account in the Bible? People have posed many objections to a factual interpretation of this event and this article (and the articles linked to it) answers many of the key questions people have about the Flood and the Ark.
  • Va. Gunman May Have Worked as a Male Escort and Other Strange Findings From the WDBJ Shooting

    08/27/2015 8:36:52 AM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 26 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 8:12 AM | STEPHEN A. CROCKETT JR.
    Early Wednesday morning, Vester Lee Flanagan II, reportedly upset over being fired from Virginia news station WDBJ7 in 2013 as well as the June church massacre in Charleston, S.C., targeted two of his former colleagues and fatally shot them during a live broadcast.
  • Hillary Clinton: Citizens and Police Alike Are ‘Much Too Eager’ to Use a Gun

    08/26/2015 10:43:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | AER Hawkins
    What we’ve seen too much of in the last few years is a spate of people who have reached for a gun before they really figured out what was going on. They’ve been much too eager to use that gun—we’ve seen it with policing and we’ve seen it with civilians.
  • Gun Violence in America vs. the World: Mass Shootings and Police Killings: The Facts

    08/26/2015 10:31:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    ringoffireradio.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | KJ McElrath
    It’s no secret that the U.S. has far more gun-related deaths on an annual basis than any comparable industrialized nation on earth. Those statistics go way beyond drug-related violence and incidents involving family members or acquaintances. When it comes to public mass shootings, America is definitely Number One. This information comes as a result of a study carried out at the University of Alabama. Professor Adam Lankford, who teaches criminal justice, recently completed an analysis of public mass shootings across the globe over a 46-year period. Between 1966 and 2012, the US averaged five mass shootings a year for a...
  • Bloomberg Spends $764,232.35 Buying Oregon Background Check Bill

    08/26/2015 10:05:03 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 8/24/2015 | unknown
    It was the Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund that spent $764,232.35 in the reporting period covered, eclipsing even the Oregon teachers lobbying arm by $484,055. How much did ALL the pro-Second Amendment groups spend? Ready? It was a grand total of $88,000.
  • New Sheriff Overseeing Burning Man to Crack Down on Naked Rule-Breakers(and drug use!)

    08/26/2015 8:58:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Jack Linshi
    The weeklong event in Nevada draws thousands of people — and their drugs A new Nevada sheriff tasked with overseeing the upcoming Burning Man festival plans to crack down on the annual desert debauchery. Jerry Allen, 39, who was elected Pershing County Sheriff in January, said he plans to tighten law enforcement for the tens of thousands of festival-goers journeying to the remote Black Rock Desert next week for the annual event, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported on Tuesday.
  • Why Cruz could make some noise in the GOP primary

    08/26/2015 1:23:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 25, 2015 | Gilbert Garcia
    For the first time in 40 years, a Republican presidential primary in Texas will be something more than an afterthought. The 2016 Texas primary will be the grand prize in a Super Tuesday sweepstakes that should define several presidential campaigns — none more than Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Back in March, when Cruz announced his candidacy, I discounted the possibility that his culture-warrior rhetoric would play outside this state, and wrote him off as a colorful source of bulletin-board material for Democrats. Five months later, I still consider Cruz an unlikely GOP nominee, but it’s now possible to detect a...
  • Roger Ailes Defends Megyn Kelly’s Debate Performance …Donald Trump Responds

    08/25/2015 1:47:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/25/15 | Jim Hoft
    Last night Donald Trump welcomed Megyn Kelly back from vacation with this tweet: ""@PatrickStinard: @megynkelly Kelly File was much better without Megyn Kelly. Her replacement while she was out on vacation was much better!" Today Roger Ailes accused Donald Trump of “verbal assault” and defended controversial Megyn Kelly’s debate performance. Fox News CEO released a statement on the attacks by Trump Tuesday: “Donald Trump’s surprise and unprovoked attack on Megyn Kelly during her show last night is as unacceptable as it is disturbing. Megyn Kelly represents the very best of American journalism and all of us at Fox News Channel...
  • Good Families are Unfair?

    08/25/2015 1:18:32 PM PDT · by robowombat · 10 replies
    Christian Headlines Today ^ | August 21, 2015 | John Stonestreet
    Good Families are Unfair? John Stonestreet | BreakPoint | Friday, August 21, 2015 Equality” is one of the watchwords of our time. It's invoked in nearly every political, ethical, and increasingly, social discussion. And lately, it's gone completely off the rails. Once upon a time, “equality” was the rallying cry of patriots and abolitionists—the good and true belief that “all men are created equal” in the sight of God, are equal in dignity and deserve equal rights before the law. But today, “equality” means something very different: It means sameness. And two philosophers recently profiled by Australia's ABC network have...
  • Graham: Trump's immigration plan is 'stupid' and 'illegal'

    08/25/2015 12:34:08 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 98 replies
    Politico ^ | 08/25/15 | Nick Gass
    Lindsey Graham excoriated Republican presidential rival Donald Trump on Tuesday morning for his immigration plan, calling it both “stupid” and “illegal.” In an interview with “Fox & Friends,” Graham addressed Trump’s immigration proposal, which would call for the mass deportation of undocumented immigrants, revoke birthright citizenship from the children of immigrants who came to the United States illegally and call for the construction of a wall along the United States’ 1,900-mile long border with Mexico. “Well, Donald Trump’s plan on immigration is stupid,” the South Carolina senator said. “It’s illegal.” If you try to deport American-born children of immigrants who...
  • Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country'

    08/25/2015 10:47:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/25/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    The history of this nation is written in the blood and courage of men who stood in the face of overwhelming odds – politicians, soldiers, statesmen and ordinary citizens who sought to do the right thing regardless of the cost or the consequences. Well, ladies and gentlemen of the United States Congress, it seems that that particular pen has run out of ink. The courageous politicians that once championed this nation have been replaced, for the most part, by a breed of milksop, politically correct, scared of their own shadow, pushover, pathetic excuses for public servants who are supposed to...
  • Scott Walker falls flat on his face

    08/25/2015 10:31:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2015 | Dana Milbank
    This is what happens when you try to trump the Donald. Scott Walker has for two decades won primary elections by refusing to allow any Republican to outmaneuver him on the right. So when Donald Trump, father of the Central Park ice rink, began skating circles around the Republican presidential field with his perfect execution of hard-line conservative positions, the Wisconsin governor tried to keep up by attempting more daring ideological leaps. But in recent days, Walker has spun himself into a triple axel — and landed on his face. First, asked by NBC’s Kasie Hunt whether he supported ending...