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  • Psychological Warfare and Terrorism (de fanging Islam)

    10/25/2014 1:57:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 9 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | October 23, 2014 | WILLIAM KILPATRICK
    In a recent column, I suggested that one of the best ways to fight terrorism is by undermining the terrorist’s ideology. For example, by undercutting the belief that seventy-two virgins await the young martyr in paradise, you simultaneously undermine the will to fight.That’s not to say that the standard method of fighting terrorists—with guns—can be safely abandoned. The propaganda war works best when it is reinforced by the shooting war. The more convincingly force is applied on the battlefield, the more convincing will be the ideological arguments.If, for example, you’re an ISIS fighter and you see your buddies on...
  • The aggressive secularization of America

    10/25/2014 8:50:22 AM PDT · by lightman · 16 replies
    Facebook ^ | 25 October AD 2014 | Abbot Tryphon
    SECULARISM The aggressive secularization of America As an American I have watched with sadness, the eroding of our Christian values and standards of living. When I was in grade school, each day was begun with the reading of the Bible, broadcast over the intercom system (yes, we had the technology when I was little). At my graduation from high school, there were two public gatherings in the gym, the first being the baccalaureate service, where the minister chosen by the seniors gave an inspirational address, and religious hymns and patriotic songs were sung. The second public gathering was the actual...
  • Gramsci's Dream Came True: We Have a Leftist Ruling Class

    10/25/2014 7:42:38 AM PDT · by GreyFriar · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | Oct. 25, 2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    Antonio Gramsci is a figure of high importance to the development of the left, both in Britain and the United states. While looking into Gramsci, I came across James Joll's book, a clear exposition of Gramscis ideas by a fan of the Italian Marxist. Thus it can be said that the text is a fair account of Gramsci's ideas. And if there is any bias in the texts I've chosen, it's bias in favor -- rather than against Antonio Gramsci.
  • Shocking 2013 Muslim Peace Conference in Norway

    10/25/2014 7:13:12 AM PDT · by Ethan Clive Osgoode · 18 replies
    Liveleak ^ | Oct-21-2014
    If you had any questions before about the intentions of the "Religion of Peace", you won't after this unbelievable video. Watch this 4 minute video.
  • The Missing Right-of-Center Media

    10/24/2014 6:42:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 23, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    Some years ago now, when the conservative media group Newsmax put in a bid to buy the limping, failing Newsweek, I wrote a post arguing that trying to reinvent one of the newsweeklies as a (moderately) right-of-center publication was as good a bet as any. Here was the nub of my argument: If [Jon Meacham, the previous editor] had wanted to play to what seems like Newsweeks business strength its large audience outside the Acela corridor he would have tried to tilt the magazine toward the center-right rather than the center-left, in the hopes of becoming the go-to...
  • Slaves of Dubai (2012)

    10/24/2014 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Vice ^ | 8/8/2012 | Ben Anderson
    Most people know Dubai for its massive skyscrapers and luxurious hotels, but few know that the city was built by modern-day slaves. For months, the BBC's Ben Anderson hung out around the glittering, insane towers springing up in Dubai trying to infiltrate the community of expatriate workers who are putting them up. What he found when he finally got in was that the jewel of the Arab world is almost entirely built upon imported slave labor...
  • Family, friends of Thomas Duncan protest outside hospital

    10/23/2014 11:29:47 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 58 replies
    MyFoxDFW ^ | Oct 23, 2014 9:46 PM CDT | myfoxdfw.com Staff
    Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital has admitted that mistakes were made in the treatment of the first Ebola patient in the U.S., Thomas Duncan, and his family members have been very critical of the hospital since his death. Some family members and friends went to Presbyterian to stage a silent protest Thursday night. The silent protest boiled over into strong emotions, with some speaking out about their feelings.
  • One Bad Apple: Obama and his Influence

    10/23/2014 8:46:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 23, 2014 | Deana Chadwell
    From the beginning America has worked to avoid the tyranny of the monarchy; our forefathers saw up close and personal the disastrous effects of a king gone bad. George III (1738 to 1820) reigned for almost 60 years -- which would have been bad enough without the fact that for the last 10 or those years George was stark raving mad. Were only 6 years into a presidency gone bad and I, for one, am profoundly thankful that there wont be another 50+ years of this terrifying laughingstock of a regime. Barack Obama has created so much havoc with his...
  • Super Model Chrissy Teigen Uses Canadian Parliament Shooting to Criticize Guns in US

    10/23/2014 11:46:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 90 replies
    gunssavelives.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Dan Cannon
    Super Model Chrissy Teigen put her foot in her mouth a bit following the shooting at Canadas Parliament this morning. The model took to Twitter to attempt to use the incident to criticize the US for its gun culture, however she basically just ended up pissing off everyone in existence.
  • Canada's Difficult Relationship With Long Guns

    10/23/2014 11:34:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Adam Chandler
    ".....She also warned of a rise in the use of long guns: There will be a proliferation of these guns," she said. "If these guns fall into the wrong hands, you get 20 dead kids like you did at Newtown."
  • Paul Krugman's Defense of the Messiah

    10/23/2014 9:58:30 AM PDT · by Smedley · 9 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 2014 | Paul Krugman
    When it comes to Barack Obama, I've always been out of sync. Back in 2008, when many liberals were wildly enthusiastic about his candidacy and his press was strongly favorable, I was skeptical. . . . Yes, Obama has a low approval rating compared with earlier presidents. But there are a number of reasons to believe that presidential approval doesn't mean the same thing that it used to ... . . . Am I damning with faint praise? Not at all. This is what a successful presidency looks like.
  • Us and Them

    10/23/2014 2:17:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | 10/1/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It certainly is, comparatively speaking, a subplot. But it is plenty important. As God’s Word describes the power of God’s words in creation, we ought to be astonished. God speaks, and there is light. He speaks and the whole of the universe comes into existence. Creation ex nihilo—the doctrine that God did not merely rearrange preexisting “stuff” to form our universe but spoke it into being—is true, however mind-boggling it may be. God did, however, arrange what He created. Included in the creation account is not just creation, but also division. God divided the earth from sky, dry land from...
  • Chuck Norris Gives Texas Voters a Kick, Boosts GOP Candidate

    10/22/2014 6:47:03 PM PDT · by knak · 15 replies
    abc ^ | 10/22/14 | appleton
    Walker, Texas Ranger returned to the Lone Star State on Wednesday, but not to fight bad guys. Hes swooped in to lend a helping hand to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. Chuck Norris doesnt campaign with Greg Abbott, Abbotts campaign spokesman Avdiel Huerta said. Greg Abbott campaigns with Chuck Norris. Together, Huerta added, they plan to give Texas voters a good roundhouse kick in the direction of their local polling places. With the first week of early voting underway in Texas, both Abbott and his challenger, Democratic State Sen. Wendy Davis, are increasing their get-out-the-vote activities, and Abbott is counting...
  • Ali Mazrui, scholarly voice for African empowerment, dies at 81 (Kenyan Muslim, wanted reparations)

    10/22/2014 1:22:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Bangor Daily News ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matt Schudel, The Washington Post
    Ali Mazrui, a Kenyan-born political scientist who was one of Africas leading public intellectuals and whose nine-part 1986 television documentary, The Africans, was praised in some corners but criticized in the United States as a diatribe against the West, died Oct. 12 at his home in Vestal, New York. He was 81. His death was announced by Binghamton University, the State University of New York, where Mazrui was a faculty member. The cause was not disclosed. Mazrui, the scion of a prominent Islamic family in Kenya, had been one of the foremost scholars of African politics and society since the...
  • How Gun-Control Legislation Is Affecting This Election

    10/22/2014 7:34:23 AM PDT · by pabianice · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | 10/22/14 | Miniter
    Many sheriffs in states that recently passed gun-control laws have signed letters saying they are opposed to the laws, saying the gun bans wont make America safer. Some even say they wont enforce these new laws. This has gotten some press. What hasnt been reported is the very governors in New York, Connecticut and Maryland who signed those gun and magazine bans are also reluctant to enforce these laws. It seems they dont want a political backlash. They dont want journalists making martyrs out of otherwise law-abiding citizens who might be charged with felonies for doing what theyve done all...
  • What I Have Learned From Debating Young Liberals

    10/22/2014 6:57:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/21/2014 | Patricia L. Dickson
    In the recent months, I have been engaged in political debates with liberals mostly under the age of 40 (I am over the age of 40). These debates have taken place in person, via email and political discussion blogs. In each occurrence, I was contacted or confronted by the individuals who wanted to engage in discussions with me. I was personally contacted and invited to participate in discussions on a blog that repost some of my articles. However, after each round of discussions, I am saddened with the realization that our great country is in deep trouble if todays young...
  • Is ACORN behind violent unrest in Ferguson?

    10/22/2014 6:43:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/22/2014 | Matthew Vadum
    ACORN's old Missouri chapter is playing at least a supporting role in the violent unrest and crime wave that has plagued Ferguson and St. Louis, Missouri since the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown. With all the pathologies on parade right now in and around Ferguson, really, how could the loyalists of ACORN, which once claimed a membership of 400,000, have stayed away from the opportunity to lynch a white police officer for doing his job? The recruiting and fundraising opportunities for the cop-hating progressive movement are virtually unlimited.
  • FERGUSON PROTESTERS CHASE CNN NEWS REPORTER OFF LIVE BROADCAST [Video]

    10/22/2014 2:03:01 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 68 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 10/21/14 | Kerry Picket
    CNN reporter Sarah Sideners on air stand up in Ferguson, Missouri was disrupted on Monday night when supporters of Michael Brown surrounded Sidener and her cameraman and demanded that they leave the area. The video at Ferguson, shot by Bassem Masri a local activist, includes Masri and others accusing CNN of lying about the Michael Brown case and supporting Zionists.
  • Obama praises Supreme Court on gay marriage, has no plans to be a justice

    10/21/2014 9:51:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 20, 2014 | Robert Barnes
    The life of a Supreme Court justice would be a little bit too monastic for President Obama, according to an interview he gave the New Yorker about his legal legacy. Obama also praised the Supreme Courts recent decision not to review lower-court rulings that struck down state prohibitions on same-sex marriage, saying he believes that the Constitution provides gays the right to marry. And he said that 81-year-old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets to decide, not anybody else, when she chooses to go into retirement. Obama made the remarks to the magazines legal correspondent, Jeffrey Toobin. Toobin noted that the...
  • Jordan's King Abdullah warns against Islamic and Zionist extremism

    10/21/2014 11:31:10 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 13 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 10/21/2014 | Ariel Ben Solomon
    Afted Islamic extremism with Zionist extremism in remarks on Monday regarding the fight against terrorism. He made the comments during a meeting with Jordans president and members of the Lower Houses Democratic Gathering Bloc. While saying that there was a civil war taking place between moderate and extremist camps within Islam, the Jordanian monarch added that at the same time, there is Zionist extremism, and that stakeholders should acknowledge there is extremism in all camps, The Jordan Times reported...
  • GoDaddy Founder Bob Parsons Speaks Out Against Gun Control

    10/21/2014 8:14:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    inc.com ^ | 10/20/2014 | Maria Aspan
    GoDaddy founder Bob Parsons rarely shies away from controversy--even when wading into the contentious debate over gun violence in this country. Parsons, a gun owner and member of the National Rifle Association, says that firearms arent to blame for mass shootings. Thats a hotly-debated and emotional topic, especially after a gunman killed 20 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.
  • LGBT Group Smears This Pro-Marriage Professor as International Criminal

    10/20/2014 3:16:46 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 20, 2014 | Kelsey Harkness
    Lopez, openly bisexual but married, works as an English professor at California State University-Northridge. He incurred HRCs wrath because of his outspoken view that children do better when raised by a mother and father than they do when raised by parents of the same sex. Lopez, 43, was raised in a household by two mothers. He drew public attention in 2012 after penning an account of that experience in an article for Public Discourse titled Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Childrens View. ...Ever since Lopez went public with his story, left-leaning gay rights groups such as HRC and...
  • Federalism: Yesterday and Today

    10/20/2014 11:48:04 AM PDT · by Publius · 70 replies
    A Publius Essay | 20 October 2014 | Publius
    IntroductionFederalism, or States Rights, has a long and honored history. To define terms, Federalism involves the assignment of powers between the entities that make up a federation and the federal authority created by those entities to act on behalf of that federation. In the United States Constitution, the people delegated certain enumerated powers to the federal government for the sake of operating a federated union. The 10th Amendment was put in place to insure that the federal government would never assume powers not delegated to it. It reads, The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor...
  • Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution

    10/20/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-17-2014 | Brian Thomas
    Brain Bath: A Clever Design Solution by Brian Thomas, M.S. * What makes sleep so mentally refreshing? University of Rochester neuroscientist Jeff Iliff addressed the crowd gathered at a September 2014 TEDMED event and explained his amazing new discoveries.1 The words he used perfectly match what one would expect while describing the works of an ingenious designer.2 Other organs rely on the lymphatic system to remove metabolic waste that builds up in the spaces outside cells, but no lymph vessels exist behind the skull. Since the brain uses a fourth of all the bodys energy, there must be some other...
  • Vegas, Baby! MSNBC's Dorian Warren Bets 'History Will Be Very, Very Good' to Obama

    10/20/2014 5:34:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 40 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Don't know what Dorian Warren's been smoking, but we can guess what he's been reading: Rolling Stone, and in particular a recent column in which Paul Krugman claims that Barack Obama is one of the most "successful presidents in American history" [ed.: not a typo]. On today's Morning Joe, MSNBC contributor Warren said he'd be happy to call his Vegas buddies to bet that "history will be very, very good to Barack Obama." Warren was responding to Joe Scarborough's suggestion that history will lump Obama and George W. Bush together for their lack of effective leadership. View the video here.
  • In Ferguson, activists in search of a revolution

    10/19/2014 4:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    MSNBC ^ | October 19, 2014 | Amanda Sakuma
    FERGUSON, Missouri It took seven University of Pennsylvania students piled into a rental van nearly 16 hours to drive to St. Louis. They had raised $600 in three days from a Go Fund Me account that was supposed to last them through the weekend. They slept wherever they could crash for free the basement of a St. Louis couples home, or packed on the floor of a church at night. But once in Ferguson, it was nothing like the war zone they had seen splashed on their television screens exactly two months earlier. Instead of armored vehicles blocking...
  • The soda wars move to Berkeley

    10/19/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/19/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander will tell you, when fighting an opponent with numerical superiority, its best to drag them into a skirmish on your home turf. In the effort to save people from their own ignorant, evil selves, the fight to make soda more expensive and thereby modify public behavior through tax policy has moved to Berkeley.
  • American Conservatives of Color

    10/19/2014 8:30:40 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    The principles of conservatism personal empowerment, less government intrusion into private lives, a strong national defense, greater individual freedom & liberty, fiscal responsibility from our elected officials make sense and work for all people, regardless of race or ethnicity. The chasm between black (and brown) and conservative America is unhealthy for both sides, and at B&C.com we are dedicated to helping bridge that gap. Our deepest desire is to aid in bringing both sides to a place of mutual understanding and respect. Black America, we have got to change the way we operate. Automatically running to one political...
  • Rove Agonistes Karl Roves metamorphosis into legend is now complete.

    10/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PDT · by shuck and yall · 35 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10/19/14 | Kevin Williamson
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE www.nationalreview.com PRINT October 19, 2014 12:00 AM Rove Agonistes Karl Roves metamorphosis into legend is now complete. By Kevin D. Williamson Karl Rove targets attorney general race in California. Whos afraid of Kamala Harris? Karl Rove! Karl Rove Attacks We Need Your Help! Karl Roves starring role in the 2010 California attorney generals race came as a surprise to Karl Rove, who wasnt actually involved in that particular contest. This happens with him all the time. For the Left, Rove served for many years as the go-to bogeyman, the marquee name with which to conjure before...
  • Michael Savage cant quite bring himself to insult Peggy Noonan

    10/18/2014 6:13:20 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    Over the years, no one has been safe from Savages venom Rush Limbaugh? Fat fraud. Sean Hannity? Liar. Mark Levin? Corrupt. Glenn Beck? Huckster, con man. Charles Krauthammer? Overrated. Bill Kristol? Warmonger. Breitbart.com? Fake conservatives. Dick Cheney? King of the Neocons. Rand Paul? Too short. Ted Cruz? Snake. Marco Rubio? Biggest fraud. John Bolton? A deranged walrus. Firefighters? Lazy. Ferguson prosters? Animals. Paleo-dieters? Schmendricks. Jay-Z & Beyonce? Lowlife garbage. Russian women? They age badly. SNIP "We all love her to death, but [her columns] have no impact whatsoever. "
  • Editorial: We recommend Greg Abbott for Texas governor (Dallas Morning News!)

    10/18/2014 4:31:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | October 16, 2014 | The Editors
    Texas two leading gubernatorial candidates have earned our respect despite their flaws. Republican Greg Abbott is the model of perseverance for fighting back in a wheelchair from a spine-crushing 1984 accident to become attorney general. Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis demonstrated exceptional courage with her 2013 Senate filibuster to halt legislation aimed at restricting abortion rights. These two uphold Texas fighting spirit. When this newspaper weighs all the issues, however, Abbott tips the balance as the candidate most capable of sustaining the states economic success and holding in check growing extremism in the state GOP. Texas Republicans hard-right swing in...
  • Apple and Facebook Offer Coverage for Egg Freezing. Is it a Sign of Progress for Women?

    10/18/2014 3:06:34 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    Aleteia ^ | October 17, 2014 | ELIZABETH KIRK
    Both the perk and the process can deceive and exploit those it intends to help. Its not very romantic, but the idea of egg freezing preserving ones eggs for later reproductive use has a sort of practical appeal. Take my case. My husband and I met when I was 29 years old and, when we married three years later, we spent the better part of my 30s struggling with infertility. So, when the concept surfaces in the news, as it did recently with reports that Facebook and Apple will offer a benefit to cover the costs of their...
  • New York Times ideological cocoon verified

    10/18/2014 2:32:15 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Mickey Kaus
    A man named Tyler Pearson had posted a list of the 1000 Twittter accounts most commonly followed by the 677 New York Times staffers on the papers public list. It is, as you would expect,embarrassingly cocooned: Times staffers follow people who share the liberalish/leftish viewpoint of the Times itself, meaning these staffers are less likely to even find out discordant information. Which may be why they are so often surprised, or late to a story.
  • Seattle Socialist Party Wants $20 Per Hour Minimum Wage, Offers $13 Per Hour For Website Manager

    10/17/2014 10:46:30 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/17/14 | Eric Owens
    A socialist party that wants to raise the federal minimum wage to $20 per hour is currently advertising a job for an experienced web developer paying $13 per
  • Neil Young: Al Qaeda More Moral Than US Army Because of Smaller Carbon Footprint

    10/17/2014 9:13:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/17/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Neil Young tour buses If only the Nazis had pursued a smaller carbon footprint, Neil Young would have joined the party. He had to settle for joining the Green Nazis. In an interview with radio shock-jock Howard Stern, Canadian rocker Neil Young suggested a fight against the Islamic State (ISIS) is not worth the release of greenhouse gases from military vehicles.“And yet we are fighting what? ISIS…al-Qaeda. And we are fighting these wars against these organizations and their carbon footprint has got to be like 1% of our huge army and our navy and all of this stuff that...
  • Magna Carta Remembered, Finally

    10/17/2014 7:57:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 21 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 16, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    A venerable enumeration of the rights of man is barely taught anymore, resulting in record low recognition of same. I went to see the Magna Carta when it was on display a few years ago, British Conservative MP Daniel Hannan remembered in a speech in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. You can get right up to it: Nobody comes. When it was on display in New York City in 1939, 14 million people came to see it. Hannan was the keynote dinner speaker at the Philadelphia Societys regional meeting on Friday, October 10th. The Society of leading conservative intellectuals was...
  • Moms Demand Action Pushes Gun Ban After Masked Man Robs Kroger Bank

    10/17/2014 7:52:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/17/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 15, an armed man wearing a skeleton mask robbed a bank inside a Cincinnati Kroger, and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America responded by calling the robbery "a wake up call to Kroger's leadership to prohibit the open carry of firearms in its stores." Armed robberies are already banned by law, but such laws did not stop the man in the skeleton mask from carrying out his evil deed.
  • 'Dancing with Duck Dynasty': Heiress gives God glory.

    10/17/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wnd.com ^ | October 16, 2014 | Diana Anderson-Tyler
    Most of us would describe the runaway hit TV show Duck Dynasty with terms such as redneck, duck hunting, bayou, backwoods and, of course, beards. However, I would argue that the word the Robertson family would most like their viewers to associate them with is faith.
  • UCLAs New Cover Girl: Guess Which Far Leftist It Is!

    Look whose photo graces the campus of UCLA, meant to be an inspiration to incoming students. The woman in the photo is standing above the slogan: We Question. On the right-hand side, in small letters, students are informed that they are the optimists. This banner adds to the shadow that today is cast over so many of our major universities. For those who cant identify her, the photo depicts Angela Davis, the notorious former Communist Party USA leader who, beginning in the 60s, molded together black nationalism with Marxism-Leninism. She created a heady brew for recruiting new cadre into the...
  • Choosing a republican President

    10/16/2014 8:21:03 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 15, 2014 | David Corbin and Matthew Parks
    Note: This is the first in a series of essays examining the prospects for electing a republican president in 2016 and ultimately reining in the modern imperial presidency through the lens of Alexander Hamiltons Federalist essays on the executive branch. It is a truth universally acknowledged that a politician making Iowa or New Hampshire his second home must be in want of the presidency. Weve got more than a few of those these days and can expect the 2016 presidential campaign to begin in earnest minutes after the mid-term elections conclude. Expect the Big Announcement from Hillary some time around...
  • Feminist Nixes Speaking Engagement To Protest Utah State University's Pro-Gun Policies

    10/16/2014 7:25:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | AWR Hawkins
    On October 14 feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian canceled a speaking engagement at Utah State University upon learning that state law forbids the university from banning concealed carry on campus.
  • Newark Boy Speaking At Anti-Violence Event Interrupted By Nearby Gunfire

    10/16/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies
    newyork.cbslocal.com ^ | 10/15/2014 | unk
    ......a poetic plea from an 8-year-old boy. His message was broadcast inside a community center in Newark on Saturday afternoon, but his words were interrupted by gunshots. Violence came as I was talking, Nyeeam Hudson said. During Nyeeams plea for peace, a young man was shot and killed outside.
  • Police: Manchester student attempted to kill fellow student with knife

    10/16/2014 6:18:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 10/16/2014 | MARK BOWES
    A Manchester High School student walked up behind a fellow student he knew in a music classroom Monday and repeatedly stabbed and slashed the victim in an attempt to kill him, a juvenile intake officer testified Tuesday at the defendants detention hearing. Reading from a police report during the hearing in Chesterfield County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, Chesterfield Intake officer Ronald Burroughs told a judge that Chad Hensley, 17, approached fellow student Benjamin Millefolie, also 17, from behind and began stabbing him multiple times in front of a class full of students.
  • Ben Shapiro: The Myth of the Tiny Radical Muslim Minority (video)

    10/15/2014 4:30:22 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 10-15-2014 | Ben Shapiro
    In the debut of Reality Check, Ben Shapiro takes on Ben Affleck and the myth that only a tiny minority of Muslims worldwide are radical.
  • Not All Catholic Bishops Onboard With Positive Language Toward Same-Sex Couples in Synod Report

    10/15/2014 11:30:57 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/15/2014 (1:53 PM EDT) | Stoyan Zaimov
    Pope Francis leads the synod of bishops in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican October 6, 2014. Pope Francis opened a global Roman Catholic assembly on Sunday showing his apparent irritation with Church leaders who have waged a sometimes bitter public battle between progressives and conservatives on family issues. A recently released midterm report from the Synod of Bishops on the family, which defended the traditional definition of marriage but used positive language towards same-sex couples in some situations, has garnered controversy among some bishops who say it does not accurately reflect the assembly's views. "In regard to homosexuality, there...
  • A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof'

    10/15/2014 7:16:12 AM PDT · by fishtank · 33 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-13-14 | Jake Hebert, Ph.D.
    A Fuss Over Dust: Planck Satellite Fails to Confirm Big Bang 'Proof' by Jake Hebert, Ph.D. * During a high profile news conference in March 2014, the BICEP2 radio astronomy team announced purported direct evidence for inflation an important part of the modern Big Bang model.1 In Big Bang cosmology, inflation is a hypothesized "growth spurt" in which the universe enormously increased in size. Inflation was an ad hoc addition to the Big Bang model intended to solve some very serious theoretical difficulties, including the Big Bang's own version of the seeing-distant-starlight-in-a-young- universe problem.2 Inflation was originally thought to have...
  • A Black South African on Israel and Apartheid (video)

    10/15/2014 4:05:58 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    prageruniversity.com ^ | 10-13-2014 | Kenneth Meshoe
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcEL-NlxBk0There is widespread allegation -- really a slander -- that Israel is an apartheid state. That notion is simply wrong. It is inaccurate and it is malicious. And it will not help to promote peace and harmony in the Middle East. Its only purpose is to demonize Israel, and to isolate her in an attempt to de-legitimize Israel's existence. And because it is so inaccurate, it betrays the memory of those who suffered through a real apartheid. As a black South African, who was born under apartheid, in the administrative capital of South Africa, Pretoria, I know what apartheid is....
  • Teaching American Students They're Victims Is A Grave Disservice

    10/15/2014 2:59:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 5 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 10-15-14 | Thomas Sowell
    Goddard College's recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by "educators" in our schools and colleges. Such "educators" teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain American citizenship that they are victims who have a grievance against people today who have done nothing to them, because of what other people did in other times. If those individuals who feel aggrieved could sell their American citizenship to eager buyers from around the world and leave, everybody would probably be better off. Those who...
  • Throwing Darwin a Curve

    10/14/2014 8:53:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 46 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 10-10-14 | Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D.
    Throwing Darwin a Curve by Randy J. Guliuzza, P.E., M.D. * The pitch cuts the inside corner of the plate for strike two. That familiar sound is heard on radios around the world. In fact, some of the best pitchers in America are not Americans. Great pitching ability is not limited to ethnicity or geography, but rather to human beings alone. Great pitchers make it look so easy, and practice makes perfect, but it helps that the brain power necessary for control, neurological connections, and muscular arrangements for the human arm are exceedingly better than any system that exists on...
  • Oh, Look: the Official Statements about Ebola Are Subtly Shifting

    10/14/2014 8:00:58 AM PDT · by pabianice · 52 replies
    National Review Morning Jolt ^ | 10/14/14 | Geraghty
    Uh-oh: We have to rethink the way we address Ebola infection control, because even a single infection is unacceptable, Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a news conference. Frieden did not detail precisely how the extensive, government-issued safety protocols in place at many facilities might need to change or in what ways hospitals need to ramp up training for front-line doctors or nurses . . . Officials have said [nurse Nina] Pham wore protective gear, including a gown, gloves, a mask and a face shield, while caring for Duncan on multiple occasions. But...