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  • Sanity in the Court: Judge Denies Claim That Chimps are Persons

    08/01/2015 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 71 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 1, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    Though a New York judge ruled Thursday that the law still considers chimpanzees property, not people, a prominent thinker in the pro-life movement warned that attempts to raise animals to human status will continue.  Wesley J. Smith, co-director of the Discovery Institute's Center on Human Exceptionalism, said Friday, "We are gratified that a court refused to declare two chimpanzees 'persons.' That is right and proper. Chimps are animals, and the 'species barrier' separating the value of humans and animals, as some animal rights advocates put it, must never be breached."   "But make no mistake," Smith said. "Attempts to...
  • Having Lunch and Selling Body Parts (How abortionists can do what they do)

    08/01/2015 2:26:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 29 replies
    Aletelia ^ | August 2, 2015 | FR. FRANK PAVONE
    Of the many lessons to be learned from the undercover work of the Center for Medical Progress in regard to Planned Parenthood and organ harvesting, one is that abortion not only destroys babies and their mothers; it destroys the doctors who perform it. Many observers of the undercover video of Dr. Deborah Nucatola have marveled at how she can sit casually at lunch, eating salad and sipping wine, while talking about crushing the bodies of babies from whom she needs to extract livers and hearts to fill orders from medical researchers. How can Dr. Mary Gatter talk about wanting...
  • DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa

    08/01/2015 11:00:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/01/15 | Jim Hoft
    Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa poll. DONALD TRUMP Takes Huge Lead Over Scott Walker in Iowa Jim Hoft Aug 1st, 2015 9:06 am 26 Comments Just two weeks ago the liberal media and DC elites insisted his campaign was over after his attacks on John McCain. But they were wrong. Donald Trump opened up a huge lead over Governor Scott Walker in the latest Iowa...
  • More parents turn to homeschooling: 62% increase [Proverbs 22:6]

    08/01/2015 10:16:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    EAG News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Victor Skinner
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – More parents than ever before are choosing to homeschool their children, driving a movement that’s grown by 62 percent in the last decade. The National Catholic Register reports that recent data from the U.S. Department of Education shows explosive growth in homeschooling among American families, particularly in the last 10 years, when the number of students between the ages of 5 and 17 went from 1.09 million in 2003 to 1.77 million in 2012. Homeschooled students now represent about 3.4 percent of the school-age population, a percentage that’s increased significantly for a variety of reasons. “The first...
  • Planned Parenthood and the barbarity of America

    08/01/2015 7:52:36 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Auust 1, 2015 | George Will
    Executives of Planned Parenthood’s federally subsidized meat markets — your tax dollars at work — lack the courage of their convictions. They should drop the pretense of conducting a complex moral calculus about the organs they harvest from the babies they kill. First came the video showing a salad-nibbling, wine-sipping Planned Parenthood official explaining how “I’m going to basically crush below, I’m going to crush above” whatever organ (“heart, lung, liver”) is being harvested. Then the president of a Planned Parenthood chapter explained the happy side of harvesting: “For a lot of the women participating in the fetal tissue donation...
  • California college asks students to choose from SIX genders when filling out admissions forms

    08/01/2015 6:18:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/01/2015 | By IMOGEN CALDERWOOD
    * University of California to introduce six gender options on application forms * Options are male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer and different * School insists answers are voluntary and not included in decision-making * The college also introduced gender-neutral bathrooms across campus in 2014 _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Beginning this year, students applying to University of California will pick from male, female, trans male, trans female, gender queer/gender non-conforming and different identity. School officials said that the change aims to make the application process more inclusive for people who define themselves outside the traditional gender brackets. President of the UC...
  • AMAZING! DNC Chair STUMPED – Can’t Explain Difference Between Democrat Party and Socialism (VIDEO)

    07/31/2015 11:12:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 64 replies
    Things got very awkward today when Chris Matthews asked DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz what the difference was between the modern Democratic Party and Socialism.
  • Portland eco-terrorists arrested as Fennica heads out to sea

    07/31/2015 8:19:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    After nearly two days of hanging from the bridge, the dangling protesters were lowered one by one into the river. The protesters said they were cited with criminal trespassing and interfering with a peace officer. The moment that three protesters were removed, the Fennica began heading towards the St. Johns Bridge. “Kayaktivists” in the Willamette tried to move in front of the boat’s path but crews pushed them away and the ship passed under the bridge just before 6 p.m. PT. It was expected to reach Astoria by 11:50 p.m… Members of Portland Fire’s high-angle rescue team lowered down from...
  • Can Mark Levin’s New Book, ‘Plunder and Deceit,’ Rescue America’s Youth?

    07/30/2015 11:23:37 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-29-2015 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    Mark Levin’s new book will no doubt be a bestseller, just like his previous offerings. But his latest work should be required reading for every recent college or high school grad just starting to make his way in the world, as well as every American voter. Levin explains in elegant, but easy to understand terms just how Washington and the elites who infest the nation’s capital are stealing our future. Woven into his narrative are both his original analysis of the corruption of our modern state and thoughts on liberty and freedom from great statesmen like James Madison and Edmund...
  • When the Gun Lobby Tries to Justify Firearms Everywhere, It Turns to This Guy

    07/30/2015 10:08:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 16 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Julia Lurie
    When you watch the news after the latest big shooting, there's a good chance you'll come across John Lott. The 57-year-old economist has made more than 100 media appearances over the past two years, from friendly conversations on Fox News to heated debates on MSNBC and CNN. After nine churchgoers were gunned down in Charleston, South Carolina, he went on Sean Hannity's show and criticized President Obama for spreading "clearly false" information about gun violence. Following the recent mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, his op-ed asking "Why should we make it easy for killers to attack our military?" was among...
  • Computing the Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism

    07/30/2015 7:05:28 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Discovery Institute ^ | 7-28-15 | Kirk Durston
    Computing the "Best Case" Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism Kirk Durston July 28, 2015 4:52 PM Biological life requires thousands of different protein families, about 70 percent of which are "globular" proteins, with a three-dimensional shape that is unique to each family of proteins. An illustration is shown in the picture at the top of this post. This 3D shape is necessary for a particular biological function and is determined by the sequence of the different amino acids that make up that protein. In other words, it is not biology that determines the...
  • Sister Souljah Moments Always Fail For Conservatives

    07/30/2015 4:04:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 29, 2015 | Scott Greer, associate editor
    Who would’ve thought an obscure hip-hop artist would go down in history as the most overrated political moment of all time? Sister Souljah — a name now always followed by “moment” — made headlines back in 1992 when she said of the Los Angeles riots: “If black people kill black people every day, why not have a week and kill white people?” This inflammatory comment incensed a majority of the American public. Then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton cemented Souljah’s name in political history when he denounced her comment at a convention for Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition — an event at which...
  • Social Conservatives Were Right All Along

    07/29/2015 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 16 replies
    Renew America ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    The Good Book says, "...be sure your sin will find you out," and this is a lesson that the monsters at Planned Parenthood have been learning for the past three weeks. Caught on camera, these hideous harvesters of human life have been exposed to the whole world as the fiends they are, talking about "gentler" techniques for murdering babies so that they don't "crunch" the organs of tiny unborn children, so they can sell them for profits euphemistically disguised as "reimbursements." The fact that I could even write a sentence like that is definitive proof that America is infected with...
  • Paglia: Trump Funnier Than Jon Stewart

    07/29/2015 9:56:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | unknown
    In part one of our three-day conversation with Camille Paglia, the brilliant cultural critic talked Bill Cosby, Bill Clinton and the odd, persistent return of ’90s political correctness. Today she takes on even hotter-button topics: Religion and atheism, Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show” legacy, liberals and Fox News, and presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
  • Study: Bullies Have Higher Self-Esteem, Lower Depression Rates

    07/29/2015 9:29:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    atlanta.cbslocal.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | unknown
    Bullying behaviors are linked to higher self-esteem, social status, and a lower rate of depression, according to a new provocative study. Researchers at Simon Fraser University observed a group of high school students finding that bullies had the highest self esteem, greatest social status, and were less likely to be depressed, as reported by National Post.
  • 'A coward and a killer': Protesters target US dentist's surgery after he admits paying $55,000

    07/29/2015 9:19:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 68 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/ ^ | 7/28/2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Death threats have been sent to the American dentist who killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month amid growing anger over the protected animal's slaughter. Tributes to the butchered lion have poured in thousands of miles away at Dr Walter Palmer's office in Bloomington, Minnesota, where protesters dressed as 'dentist hunters' also threw stuffed lions at his house. Celebrities including models Cara Delevingne and Candice Swanepoel have also blasted the dentist, calling him a 'poor excuse of a human being'.
  • Global Warming Is So Powerful That It Showed The Resilience Of Sea Ice

    07/29/2015 8:18:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Matt Vespa
    So, sea ice is more “resilient” that scientists originally assumed, according to the Wall Street Journal. In fact, a “single cool summer” actually stopped the ice cap around the North Pole from melting: Using new satellite data, researchers at University College London reported in Nature Geoscience on Monday that the total volume of sea ice in the Northern Hemisphere was well above average in the autumn of 2013, traditionally the end of the annual melt season, after an unusually cool summer when temperatures dropped to levels not seen since the 1990s. “We now know it can recover by a significant...
  • Charlie Daniels: ‘America Needs a Leader’ Like Ronald Reagan

    07/28/2015 8:05:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Charlie Daniels
    Remember back in the late ’80s and early ’90s, when the Berlin Wall was coming down and all the talk about perestroika and glasnost were making the rounds, when Gorbachev came to power and was being viewed as the great Russian reformer who would bring about the long-awaited change that would bring the deprived population into prosperity and twenty-first century convenience, when scores of MiG fighter jets were mothballed at obscure Balkan air bases and the Russian leadership was making overtures about better relations and stronger ties with the west? Remember when western leaders were acting as if the long...
  • DNC speaks to empty College Democrat event

    07/28/2015 8:00:24 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    campusreform ^ | 7/28/15 | Barillas
    The conference could barely fill the first two rows of seats. The speakers emphasized the important role Millennial voters can play in the political process by getting out the vote, engaging fellow students on campus, and supporting the objectives of the Democratic Party. The conference began July 22 and will end this Saturday. Emphasizing the importance of Millennial voters in upcoming elections, progressive activists spoke to a nearly empty auditorium at the College Democrats of America annual conference on Friday. Despite offering a full day of activities, speakers like Julian Castro, and campaigning advice from top political operatives, the College...
  • Boehner gets emotional in Golf Channel interview (video)

    07/28/2015 7:46:01 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/15 | Judy Kutz
    Even golfing can be a tearjerker of a subject for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who’s known for frequently dispensing waterworks. “I wanted to make sure that every kid had the same chance I did — an opportunity,” Boehner, with tears filling his eyes, says in a promotional spot for The Golf Channel show, “Feherty.” Another clip from the program, which airs Aug. 3., shows Boehner telling host David Feherty about a photo of him and some companions that sits in his office, saying, “The three of us are talking about how easily we turn to tears.” Boehner — who’s gotten...
  • A Mathematician's View of Evolution

    07/28/2015 7:19:29 AM PDT · by fishtank · 12 replies
    Discovery Institute ^ | July 23, 2015 3:59 AM | Granville Sewell
    A Mathematician's View of Evolution Granville Sewell July 23, 2015 3:59 AM | Permalink Editor's note: Chapter 2 in Dr. Sewell's new book In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design (2nd edition) originated as an Opinion piece published in 2000 in The Mathematical Intelligencer, Volume 22, number 4, pp. 5-7 (used with permission from Springer). We present the accepted manuscript below; the final publication is available here. In 1996, Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe published a book entitled Darwin's Black Box (Free Press), whose central theme is that every living cell is loaded with features and biochemical processes...
  • Donald Trump: Send Illegals Back Home!… You Either Have Laws Or You Don’t Have Laws

    07/28/2015 5:52:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 70 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/27/15 | Jim Hoft
    Donald Trump laid out his immigration plan on Hannity Monday night. Trump called for “good illegals” to be sent back and let back in while keeping out the bad dudes. "Trump: You got to build a wall. It’s not an easy thing to do. And I’ll get it done. And believe me, I’ll do it for the right but I’m also going to have Mexico pay for it. Mexico is making a fortune off of us. They will pay for it. So, just mark my word. That’s called “negotiation.” …Before I even start a wall we’d get rid of the...
  • Bush lays out his immigration plan in Spanish (Pay a small fine...)

    07/27/2015 6:04:40 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN KCCI ^ | 7/27/15 | Daniella Diaz
    Jeb Bush told Telemundo he wants a pathway to legal status for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The former Florida governor granted his first Spanish-language interview as a presidential candidate to Telemundo Monday evening. In the interview, he talked about his immigration policies, his thoughts on Donald Trump and Cuba, and his home life and family. "First, coming here legally has to be easier than coming here illegally," he said. "So there needs to be an agreement with the border ... for the 11 million people (who are here illegally), they must come out of the...
  • LDS Church Re-evaluating Scouting Program (official statement)

    07/27/2015 6:04:53 PM PDT · by Ripliancum · 66 replies
    lds.org ^ | LDS CHURCH
    SALT LAKE CITY — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement today after a vote on a policy change by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board to admit openly gay leaders: “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is deeply troubled by today’s vote by the Boy Scouts of America National Executive Board. In spite of a request to delay the vote, it was scheduled at a time in July when members of the Church’s governing councils are out of their offices and do not meet. When the leadership of the Church...
  • Maximum Trump? Donald Trump may be approaching the limits of 2016 polling popularity.

    07/27/2015 2:57:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    US News & World Report's Thomas Jefferson Street ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matthew Dickinson
    Despite media speculation that Donald Trump's support might have reached "an inflection point" in the aftermath of his comments criticizing Sen. John McCain's war hero status, two recent polls conducted after Trump's controversial remarks were disseminated suggest otherwise. Rather than a drop in support, both polls show that Trump's standing has remained where it was before the heavily publicized comments: He leads the field of Republican candidates vying for their party's presidential nomination. The Morning Consult national survey of registered voters shows Trump with 22 perceny support, leading both former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who finished second with 15 percent...
  • Obama Criticizes Tone of 2016 Presidential Debate

    07/27/2015 10:17:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 07/27/15
    President Barack Obama delivered withering criticism of the 2016 presidential debate Monday, saying its tone was not worthy of voters. Obama zeroed in on comments by Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Mike Huckabee to decry attention-grabbing "outrageous attacks that have become all too commonplace" in American politics. Obama described Huckabee's suggestion that a historic nuclear deal between Iran and world powers earlier this month was marching Israelis to the "door of the oven," as part of a "general pattern" that would be "considered ridiculous if it weren't so sad". Obama also took issue with Trump's "outrageous" comments about the...
  • Cure for Racial Dishonesty

    07/27/2015 9:08:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/27/2015 | Walter Williams
    There have been several notable cases of racial fakery. Years ago, then-law professor Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren falsely claimed that her great-grandfather was Cherokee Indian. A diversity-starved Harvard University jumped at the opportunity to hire her. She was so good at the racial fakery that a 1997 Fordham Law Review article lauded now-Sen. Warren as Harvard Law School's "first woman of color." Racial fakery for private gain has been going on for decades. In 1990, there was a highly publicized case of outright racial lying. Two white men, twins Philip and Paul Malone, took the Boston Fire Department test. They failed....
  • Mark Kelly Admits Not Knowing Facts on Lafayette, Then Pushes Gun Control

    07/27/2015 8:12:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/26/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 24, Gabby Giffords’s husband Mark Kelly was questioned about the Lafayette theater attack, and after admitting all the facts were not yet known, he pushed for background checks and other gun controls. To justify the gun control push, Kelly floated the idea that alleged gunman John Russell Houser may have bought his handgun at a gun show where he could have avoided a background check.
  • Baptists show support by visiting local mosque for Friday prayers

    07/27/2015 4:50:04 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 33 replies
    imesFreePress.com ^ | July 25th, 2015 | Joy Lukachick Smith and Evan Hoopfer
    As a police escort led the funeral procession for Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt to the Chattanooga National Cemetery, people in the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga mosque bowed their heads in prayer. And as thousands lined the streets of Chattanooga to wave American flags, hold signs and salute as the hearse passed them by, a small group of non-Muslims lined the back wall of the prayer room of the mosque to offer support for the local Islamic community. On July 16, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, from a local Muslim family, fatally shot four Marines at a Navy/Marine operations center...
  • U.S. marshals raid Sheriff Joe's office Judge orders seizure of records, hard drives

    07/26/2015 7:40:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    A judge on Friday ordered the seizure of identification documents and computer hard drives from Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s office, and chastised his attorneys for failing to turn over the evidence, requested months ago in a racial-profiling case against the Arizona lawman. The U.S. Marshals Service later raided the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. U.S. District Judge Murray Snow ordered the raid after a court-ordered monitor reported the sheriff’s office failed to hand over more than 1,400 identification documents – driver’s licenses, passports and identification cards – as part of a misconduct investigation involving the sheriff’s office.
  • EAA Fires Back at ALPA after Airline pilots’ union attacks PBOR2

    07/26/2015 7:39:08 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    EAA ^ | 7/26/15
    July 25, 2015 - EAA and other general aviation groups are reacting strongly and swiftly to an inflammatory letter from the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) that surfaced Friday night, inaccurately characterizing GA’s efforts to reform aeromedical certification. The letter, which was sent to all United States senators, makes numerous false and unsubstantiated claims regarding efforts to expand freedoms in GA and reform the third-class medical requirement for many private pilots. The letter urges senators to reject an amendment to the highway bill offered by Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Sen. John Boozman (R-Arkansas) that would reform the third-class...
  • Ozymandias (Obamandias)

    07/26/2015 5:14:35 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 14 replies
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ozymandias ^ | 1818 | Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley, 1792 - 1822 I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: “Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert . . . Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: ‘My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'...
  • Martin O’Malley sides with illegal immigrants in lawsuit against Texas

    07/25/2015 8:57:09 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 70 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2015 | S. A. Miller
    Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley on Friday blasted Texas for denying birth certificates to some U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants without valid identification documents, declaring that “citizenship is a human right.” “Denying birth certificates to U.S, citizens is not only outrageous, it’s unconstitutional,” the former Maryland governor said in a statement released in English and Spanish. “The 14th amendment of the U.S. Constitution could not be clearer. It states that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside,’ ” he...
  • Headstones for veterans' graves plundered to build carport floor

    07/25/2015 6:02:12 PM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Rein
    When headstones on the graves of fallen servicemen crack or fade with age, they're hauled away to be honorably destroyed. Then the Department of Veterans Affairs replaces them. But at veterans' cemetery in Rhode Island, an employee who was supposed to be taking care of the graves pillaged more than 150 granite headstones, many of them still inscribed with the names of the veterans. Then he took the markers home to build a floor for his carport. When investigators arrived at Kevin Maynard's house in Charlestown, R.I., this spring, they came upon an eerie scene, according to a federal affadavit:...
  • Admit it, Dems: Hillary Could Strangle a Puppy on Live TV, and You’d Still Back Her (UPDATED:

    07/25/2015 9:21:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    reason.com ^ | 7/24/2015 | Matt Welch
    So how much do Democrats value basic transparency, accountability, and honesty in their presidential candidates? Not bloody much, if you go by the handy polls over at RealClearPolitics. The six national polls taken this January and February, before the email scandal first broke, averaged out to a whopping 43 percentage-point lead for Hillary Clinton. How about the next six, in March and April? Plus 50. The 11 polls in May and June, when Berniementum first started sweeping the country, came in at +48, and the most recent five in July stand at +41.
  • It’s Been Six Years Since Feds Raised The Minimum Wage. What Were The Economic Results?

    07/25/2015 8:53:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    Six years ago Friday marked the last time since the federal minimum wage was increased, and now with talks of raising it again, here is a look back at its impact. The federal minimum wage was increased to $7.25 per hour on July 24, 2009 as part of a three step plan. The Fair Minimum Wage Act of 2007 first increased the federal minimum wage to $5.85. After that it automatically increased to $6.55 in 2008 before finally landing on $7.25 per hour in 2009. The hope was it would help to reduce poverty.
  • Police in Oklahoma say motive unclear in 5 fatal stabbings

    07/25/2015 8:35:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 64 replies
    news.yahoo.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS
    Police in Oklahoma say they have turned to social media posts for clues about the motive of a teenager accused in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings during a late-night attack that left bodies strewn through the family's home. A booking document filed by police in the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow accuses Robert Bever, 18, of five counts of first-degree murder and a count of aggravated assault in the attack Wednesday night. Bever's 16-year-old brother also was being held. Because he is a juvenile, officers have not released his name or announced charges against him. Broken...
  • Jimmy Carter Says Jesus Would Not Support Abortion; Struggles Between His Politics and Faith

    07/25/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/25/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Former President Jimmy Carter has said in an interview that he does not believe Jesus Christ would support abortion in most cases, identifying the "only conflict" he's had between his political duties and Christian faith. "I have never believed that Jesus would be in favor of abortion, unless it was the result of rape or incest, or the mother's life was in danger. That's been the only conflict I've had in my career between political duties and Christian faith," Carter told The New York Times in an interview posted on Friday. The Democrat made the comments in response to a...
  • Surprise! There’s Been Another Mass Shooting In A Gun-Free Zone

    07/25/2015 6:50:55 AM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Federalist ^ | 7/25/15 | Davis
    A mentally ill gunman killed two and injured at least seven more people before taking his own life at a crowded movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, late Thursday night. As seems to always happen within minutes of these types of shootings being reported, the gun control crowd immediately moved to politicize the incident: Luke O'Neil Nutcase Rachel Zarrell, the author of the “don’t pray” tweet above, is a news editor for BuzzFeed. Luke O’Neil, who displayed his anti-gun violence bona fides by pining for the mass murder of all gun owners, is a Boston-based journalist who’s written for publications such...
  • Civilian guards ordered to leave [recruiting station] after one accidentally fires rifle

    07/25/2015 6:44:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 50 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 7/25/15 | Lane
    LANCASTER, Ohio (Tribune News Service) — The armed civilians who have been guarding a military recruitment center here are gone, ordered off the property after one of them accidentally discharged his rifle on Thursday. No one was injured. U.S. Properties Group Portfolio Four LLC, the owner of the shopping center near the River Valley Mall that includes the multi-branch military recruitment center, ordered the armed volunteers to leave just hours after the shot was fired. A Lancaster police officer delivered the order to several of them outside the Armed Services Career Center, saying, “God bless you,” but they had to...
  • Get real, white South Africa

    07/25/2015 5:39:30 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 36 replies
    South Africa Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Milisuthando Bongela
    Our country is good at reinventing itself, at trying on new clothes, as if an outfit changes the qualities and personality of the wearer. We did it in 1910 when the Union of South Africa was birthed by the British. We did it in 1948 when our new apartheid laws turned us into the most unethically dressed nation in Africa. We did it again in 1961 when the National Party declared South Africa a republic, free from the British Commonwealth. Our newest outfit, the dress from our historic Autumn/Winter 1994 collection, is now 21 years old, and evidently in tatters....
  • Louisiana Shooter Had History of Mental Illness, Affection for Hitler

    07/24/2015 10:59:12 AM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    jspacenews ^ | 7/24/15 | Terry
    A gunman who killed two schoolteachers and wounded nine others last night at a Louisiana movie theater reportedly had a history of mental illness and aggression. John Russell Houser, who also shot and killed himself at the screening of the film Trainwreck, had a certain fondness for Adolf Hitler, as well. “Hitler is loved for the results of his pragmatism,” the 58-year-old wrote last year on a stateofmind13.com message board. “There is no question of his being the most successful that ever lived. At this time the US is no more than a financially failing filth farm. Soon the phrase...
  • FLASH: Brent Bozell Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    07/24/2015 8:58:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Ted Cruz today received the endorsement of Brent Bozell, conservative stalwart and president of the Conservative Victory Committee. Bozell released this video announcing his support of Sen. Cruz’s candidacy for President. “Make no mistake: If the Republican Party repeats what it has done the last two presidential elections, Republicans will lose. I guarantee it,” Bozell said in the video. “On the other hand, if we nominate a principled, passionate conservative America can count on to restore her greatness, there will be an outpouring of support.” Bozell continues, “We need a courageous conservative who tells the truth and does what he...
  • No Reform for [FAA] Third-Class Medical [tr]

    07/24/2015 8:36:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    EAA ^ | 7/24/15
    A year after announcing efforts to revise third-class medical certification requirements, no specific proposal has yet been developed, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told the audience at the annual Meet the Administrator session at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh. “I know it’s extremely frustrating, and I know you want to hear something definitive about it, but it’s important to acknowledge the pilot’s perspective is not the only perspective on this issue,” Huerta said, as he addressed several topics critical to general aviation. Among the reasons for delay in moving forward, Huerta said, is getting sign-off from the executive and legislative branches, as well...
  • Hillary Clinton Defends Planned Parenthood as Corporations Flee Abortion Provide

    07/24/2015 8:01:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/24/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Leading Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton embraced Planned Parenthood on Thursday, defending the nation’s largest abortion provider during a campaign speech in Greenville, South Carolina, and later in a statement from that speech posted to Twitter. Planned Parenthood has been under fire recently after videos were released showing its officials glibly discussing trafficking in body parts of aborted babies. Hillary Clinton Defends Planned Parenthood as Corporations Flee Abortion Provider Kristinn Taylor Jul 24th, 2015 9:43 am 1 Comment Hillary Clinton Young Cons Leading Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton embraced Planned Parenthood on Thursday, defending the nation’s largest abortion...
  • Nonsense and Sensiibilities among the Transgendered

    07/24/2015 6:52:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/24/2015 | Rosslyn Smith
    Common sense seems to have eluded those who placed the following hypersensitive editor's note on an article in the UCLA student newspaper about gender inequality in health care. The author's argument for free or government subsidized tampons was silly to begin with but the note placed it way over the top. Editor’s note: This blog post refers to individuals who menstruate as women because the author wanted to highlight gender inequality in health care. We acknowledge that not all individuals who menstruate identify as women and that not all individuals who identify as women menstruate, but feel this generalization is...
  • Breaking: Discovery of ‘Habitable’ Earth-Like Planet Announced

    07/23/2015 11:38:14 AM PDT · by ckilmer · 80 replies
    observer.com ^ | 07/23/15 12:20pm | Robin Seemangal
    Breaking: Discovery of ‘Habitable’ Earth-Like Planet Announced The Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute and planet hunters from The National Aeronautics and Space Administration have made a startling discovery while exploring the Milky Way Galaxy By Robin Seemangal | 07/23/15 12:20pm  Comment Artist’s concept depicts the earth-like planet Kepler-452b (NASA Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle) The SETI Institute and NASA have confirmed the discovery of Kepler 452b, the most Earth-like planet ever encountered. Located in the Goldilocks zone of its host star, this planet would have “just the right” conditions to support liquid water and possibly even life. This extraordinary world was spotted by...
  • Little Sisters of the Poor Appeal to the Supreme Court (choose faith over fines)

    07/23/2015 11:22:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    Becket Fund ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephanie Keenan
    ASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, for the second time in two years, the Little Sisters of the Poor must ask the Supreme Court to protect them from the government. The order of Catholic nuns and other non-profits have been forced to ask the Court for relief due to the government’s refusal to exempt them from a regulation that makes them choose between their faith—which prohibits them from providing contraceptives—and continuing to pursue their religious mission of serving the elderly poor (see video).“The government has lost every single time they have made these arguments before the Supreme Court—including last year’s landmark...
  • Watts Admits Lacking ‘Facts’ on Chattanooga, Wants More Gun Control Anyway

    07/23/2015 9:49:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 20 2015, Moms Demand Action president Shannon Watts admitted, “we’re still learning the facts about what happened in Chattanooga,” then she called for more gun control. To do this, Watts took the few facts that are known, twisted them ever so slightly, then regurgitated them in a way she believes will support gun control. For example, she took the FBI’s statement that alleged Chattanooga gunman Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez passed a background check for at least “some” of the guns he had during the attack and interpreted it to mean Abdulazeez “took advantage of the online gun sale loophole...
  • No Outrage From Environmentalists About Pot

    07/23/2015 7:12:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 7/22/2015 | Michael Reagan
    In fact, it appears the growers don't appear to be very mellow at all. According to an editorial in the Fresno Bee, "Acres of ancient trees are disappearing and illegal marijuana farms are popping up in their place. Streams and rivers are being sucked dry, diverted sometimes miles away through plastic pipes into tanks. Several species of fish, along with a rare breed of wild rodent, are on the verge of extinction." Evidently this is because when you are an outlaw, it's cheaper to despoil parkland and steal water than it is to buy your own land and your own...