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  • Gunmaker Magpul finalizes departure from Colorado to protest anti-gun laws

    11/28/2014 9:05:39 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/26/2014 | Valerie Richardson
    Officials at Magpul Industries unveiled Wednesday its new facilities in Texas and Wyoming, making good on a vow to leave Colorado in response to the state’s sweeping gun control legislation.
  • The A-10 is back in the Middle East

    11/28/2014 7:12:52 AM PST · by pabianice · 92 replies
    War if Boring ^ | 11/28/14 | Beckhusen
    The low- and slow-flying A-10 Warthog jet is back in the Middle East—seven years after the attack planes withdrew. The prospect of A-10s joining the war against Islamic State was subject to rumors in September, when elements of the Indiana Air National Guard’s 122nd Fighter Wing—which flies the twin-engine A-10—deployed to Southwest Asia. The Air Force finally confirmed the A-10s were in the region on Nov. 24, noting the aircraft “landed here over several days” between Nov. 17 and Nov. 21. While it’s not clear whether the Indiana A-10s have carried out any strikes against Islamic State yet … they...
  • Blooming assault on Nevada gun rights

    11/28/2014 7:03:03 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 11/28/2014 | Jeff Knox
    Everytown’s Washington, D.C., attorney reserved the Nevadans for Background Checks name with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office earlier this year. Filing information for the PAC and nonprofit corporation formed to push for the initiative, which significantly changes the state’s firearm transfer laws, lists Tara Paone as “director, president” of the nonprofit and as “director” of the PAC. Tara Paone is elsewhere listed as treasurer for Everytown for Gun Safety in New York, and was listed as the director of the Everytown fund in support of I-594 in Washington. Ms. Paone’s LinkedIn profile says she is a professional manager for...
  • Thanksgiving: A Lifestyle, Not A Holiday

    11/27/2014 3:01:30 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Ligonier ^ | 11/26/14 | RC Sproul, Jr
    It is a sure sign that we are sinners that we tend to be more concerned about what we do than what we are. That is, our guilt or peace oftentimes is the fruit of our own judgment of how often we commit a known sin, less often grounded in what we think and how we feel. I may hate my brother, but if I can keep myself from killing him, well, how bad could I be?In Romans 1 Paul is setting about the business of explaining the universal guilt of men before God. There he answers the telling question,...
  • Is Harvard unfair to Asians?

    11/26/2014 8:03:57 AM PST · by Macoozie · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Nov 24, 2014 | YASCHA MOUNK
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — NEARLY a century ago, Harvard had a big problem: Too many Jews.
  • AP Warns Black Friday Means 'Perfect Storm' of Gun Buying

    11/26/2014 6:28:55 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies ^ | 11/26/2014 | Tim Graham
    The liberals at Associated Press have a special reason to freak out over Black Friday: it’s a huge day for gun sales, and the background-checks system is severely tested. AP writer Nick Stroud even found space for the noting it’s a “perfect storm,” like the disastrous ship-sinking movie. The volume of sales means some purchasers “beat the system,” meaning there are only three business days for a background check:
  • Mika: Providers 'Shouldn't be Charging' for Aviation Wifi

    11/26/2014 5:25:16 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When the revolution comes, everything will be free! Mika Brzezinski gave us today some good insight into the liberal mind when it comes to economics. The Morning Joe host was reacting today to news that for Thanksgiving, Verizon will be giving travelers free wifi in flight and at several airports around the country. Mocked Mika: "thank you so much for something you shouldn't be charging us for anyway." View the video here.
  • Who Benefits From All This Strife?

    11/26/2014 4:18:54 AM PST · by servo1969 · 36 replies ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: John in Dallas. Great to have you, sir. Welcome to the EIB Network. CALLER: Hi, Rush. Pleasure to talk to you. My question or comment, why aren't all the black leaders saying to these kids, "Quit robbing, stealing, committing crimes, and go out there and get an education and become part of the system that you think is so corrupt and so bad"? RUSH: Well, I don't know about black leaders, but I think there are a lot of people that are encouraging young African-Americans to think that way. Now, this subject came up on the program last week,...
  • Understanding the Nihilist in the White House

    11/25/2014 5:51:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    PJ Media ^ | November 24, 2014 | Jean Kaufman
    Obama is bent on destruction rather than creation, because destruction for its own sake is also part of the arsenal of nihilism.Wall Street Journal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan is an example of a type of person with a good mind who has huge pockets of — I’m not sure exactly what to call it. Naivete? Trust? Idealism? Lack of comprehension? Almost willful blindness? She often gets to a certain point in understanding someone or something and then stops, refusing to open the door of the room she stands before, afraid to look inside. Or she opens it...
  • The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts

    11/25/2014 12:39:05 PM PST · by servo1969 · 4 replies ^ | 11-25-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title - "The Police and Grand Jury Can't Win! The Media, Politicians, and Agitators Care Only About Feelings Not Facts" RUSH: All right. Let me see if I can explain this. During the break at the top of the hour I was watching CNN, and at the moment on CNN, Benjamin Crump, the family attorney for the gentle giant is holding court. He's conducting a press conference, and standing right next to him on his right, camera left, is the Reverend Sharpton. We cannot see the audience, which we assume to be accredited journalists and other agitators -- uh,...
  • Affirmative Action Looting

    11/25/2014 11:58:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 35 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/25/2014 | Steven Plaut
    It should properly be called “Affirmative Action Looting.” Having lectured the world for decades that American blacks should not be expected to obey the law or conform to the standards of behavior applicable to others, that black crime is a protest against social injustices, that blacks cannot succeed because of white skin privilege and never mind that there is a black president, the liberal establishment might as well be torching they buildings and cars in Missouri all by itself. The liberals have “Tawana Brawleyed” themselves into oblivion. They seriously believed that a grand jury could be bullied into indicting an...
  • For Some, Ferguson Isn't About the Gentle Giant; It's Trying to Relive Their Civil Rights Era Glory

    11/25/2014 5:04:13 AM PST · by servo1969 · 8 replies ^ | 11-24-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    Full Title - "For Some, Ferguson Isn't About the Gentle Giant; It's About Trying to Relive Their Civil Rights Era Glory" RUSH: So the grand jury has reached a decision, but nobody knows what it is. Well, some people know what it is, but it hasn't been publicly announced. So everybody's on pins and needles now trying to figure out what it's gonna be and prepare a response based on how it goes. Let's go to the audio sound bites. Let's go to the Meet the Press Sunday morning. Correspondent Ron Allen was interviewing a protester in Ferguson by the...
  • Missing Link or Another Fish Story?

    11/25/2014 4:40:02 AM PST · by fishtank · 6 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-24-14 | Frank Sherwin
    Missing Link or Another Fish Story? by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Recently there has been some celebration from the Darwinian community regarding a discovery of a fossil 1 that allegedly links terrestrial animals to their future aquatic relatives: the ichthyosaurs. Cartorhynchus lenticarpus is proclaimed by some evolutionists to be an amphibious ancestor of the ichthyosaurs, aquatic reptiles whose name means "fish lizards." Rachel Feltman of the Washington Post was jubilant, saying this "fossil could prove a problem for creationists."2
  • Australia’s Gun Ban Of 1996: “The Real Story”

    11/24/2014 9:16:28 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | RRangel
    Do you ever wonder what the real deal is with the right to keep and bear arms in Australia? Here’s an informative video, from TiborasaurusRex of Youtube fame, that features an Australian national that’s in the firearms business. He gives the real scoop on Australia’s gun ban, of 1996, and what firearms are allowed to the public there.
  • Stop The Insanity: Ban Guns

    11/24/2014 8:59:23 AM PST · by rktman · 87 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | Herschel Smith
    Let the hunters keep their rifles and shotguns; those weapons are ineffective tools in a mass shooting. But we need to ban handguns and assault rifles for all but police and military. [ ... ] One of the frequent refrains of gun freaks about President Obama is “He’s coming for our guns.” Obama never said such a thing. But I will: We’re coming for your guns. And someday, we’ll take them.
  • Frenchman Convicted of Jihad Quit Terrorism Over Islamist Cigarette Ban

    11/24/2014 7:56:20 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | Frances Martel
    A French jihadist sentenced to seven years in prison for traveling to Syria to wage jihad told the court he eventually returned to France because he could not quit smoking, a practice banned by many jihadist groups, including the Islamic State terrorist syndicate.
  • Liberal Challenges Mike Rowe to Explain How a Christian (or Anyone) Could Vote Republican

    11/24/2014 7:38:47 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | Dave Urbanski
    It may soon become a well-trod adage that when you ask Mike Rowe a snarky, insulting question on his Facebook page, you might find yourself on the receiving end of one of Rowe’s measured, civil, and devastatingly spot-on responses. So it was with a decidedly left-leaning guy named Jim Green who posted a series of inflammatory points about Republicans (with a lot of ALL-CAPPED words and about the same number of exclamation points), which Rowe apparently spotted while aboard a flight:
  • Why do Billionaires Want Your Guns?

    11/24/2014 6:31:38 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 11/18/2014 | S.H. Blannelberry
    “If you want to have a gun in your house, I think you’re pretty stupid — particularly if you have kids — but I guess you have a right to do that,” Bloomberg told Rolling Stone magazine in a July 2014 interview.
  • Peter Wehner: The Bush Machine's Progressive Hitman

    11/23/2014 11:47:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 22, 2014 | Staff
    Peter Wehner made Mark Levin the target of his work at Commentary lately, as an extension of his zeal to cast G. W. Bush as more of a conservative than Reagan was, and label numerous prominent conservatives as “purists” in desperate need of moderating their tone. Levin, rejecting the notion of being lectured to by a Bush grandee responded, correcting Wehner and calling attention to his aptitude for cherry-picking facts so that he can knock down prominent conservatives, and conservative causes. Peter Wehner arrived in Washington D.C. in 1983, and never left. He was hired by Bill Bennett as a...
  • What price to achieve a progressive utopia?

    11/23/2014 8:10:40 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 26 replies
    Benicia Herald ^ | Nov. 22, 2014 | Dennis Lund
    WE ARE FAST APPROACHING THE POINT WHERE we may be forced to make the choice described by de Tocqueville: Capitulate to the ever-increasing demands of “progressives,” thus resigning ourselves to tyranny under the guise of benevolence, or stand up for the inherent freedom of the nation as originally envisioned.
  • The Science is Settled?

    11/23/2014 7:41:41 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 11/23/2014 | Viv Forbes
    Governments are running huge deficits, but still spend billions on “climate research” especially trying to model the effect of the atmosphere and its trace of carbon dioxide on surface temperature. Benefits are hard to find. It may have improved weather forecasts by a day or so, but official long-term predictions have not improved in the last fifty years. This is because carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is not the main driver of weather or climate “What is referred to reverently as “climate research” is mainly just grubby advocacy supporting the political war on carbon. Why are we still funding scientists...
  • [From January 26, 2007] 'Be not proud of race, face, place or grace'

    11/23/2014 5:09:33 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies ^ | January 26, 2007 | Tony Mustazza, Chaplain at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Faribault
    Probably the most well-known preacher in England in the 1800s was Charles Spurgeon. My favorite quote from him is a nine-word sentence on humility. He said, "Be not proud of race, face, place or grace." I do not think that he was saying that we shouldn't have self-respect or self-esteem in each of these areas. However, there is no place for followers of the Lord to be arrogant in these areas. First, we should not be arrogant of race by thinking that one race is superior to any other race. God is the creator of all. By observing his creation...
  • Are more states headed for gun-control battles?(algorezeeraz usa)

    11/22/2014 9:18:20 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | Adam May Serene Fang
    Wash. state activist: 'We got the NRA to run away scared' (part one)
  • Group wants gun policy changed at Harris Teeter(NC Grocery Store)

    11/22/2014 8:47:59 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | unknown
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Grocery store chain Kroger is getting a push from a group of mothers to ban guns from its stores, including Harris Teeter locations. Moms Demand Action on Thursday delivered more than 72,000 petitions to Harris Teeter's Matthews headquarters. They want the company to ban openly carried guns, even in jurisdictions where "open carry" is legal.
  • Victoria - a Novel of 4th Generation War

    11/22/2014 7:51:18 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 35 replies
    Traditional Right ^ | 2014 | "Thomas Hobbes"
    On April 30, 1995, William S. Lind published an op ed in The Washington Post that foresaw a future breakup of the United States, driven by multiculturalism. The piece described not only America’s second civil war, but also a recovery of our traditional, Western, Christian culture. That cultural and moral recovery was led by a new country located in the northeast, which named itself Victoria because it had returned to Victorian values. Mr. Lind’s op ed has since been turned into a book, Victoria: A Novel of Fourth Generation War, by “Thomas Hobbes,” the well-known theorist of the state and...
  • Giving thanks to a brave congresswoman whose life is now in danger

    11/22/2014 6:25:07 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 11/22/2014 | Carol Brown
    When the new Congress is sworn in next year, Michele Bachmann will no longer be serving. And it will be a major loss to America. Bachmann has been a rare and nearly lone voice sounding the alarm about the threat of Islam and about government infiltration by the Muslim Brotherhood. And for speaking the sobering truth, she has been mocked, ridiculed, dismissed, and/or ignored. Not just by those on the left, but by those on the right, as well. In honor of Congresswoman Bachmann, I’ve selected a few interviews and articles that highlight her courageous voice.
  • Liberal 2016 poll: Elizabeth Warren beating Clinton by double digits

    11/21/2014 5:29:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 83 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 21, 2014 | Justin Peligri and Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) -- Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren -- not Hillary Clinton -- is the top progressive choice for president in 2016, according to a new poll. In fact, Clinton doesn't even make second place. Forty two percent of respondents favor Warren, and Vermont Independent Senator Bernie Sanders also edges out Clinton with 24% compared to her 23%, according to results from the 2016 Presidential Pulse Poll commissioned by progressive grassroots organization Democracy for America. These results come amid a groundswell of activism from the Democratic party's more liberal wing, which has called for a contested 2016 primary and has often...
  • Leaflet tells St. Louis students to ‘take Amerikkka if the murdering pig walks

    11/21/2014 8:03:16 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies ^ | 11/21/2014 | Nathan Rubbelke
    Communist handout encourages St. Louis students to help shut campus, city down in wake of grand jury verdict ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Students at Saint Louis University were handed a communist leaflet as they walked between classes Wednesday afternoon that declared “if the murdering pig walks, AMERIKKKA must be brought to a halt.” The leaflet was distributed by two individuals associated with the Revolutionary Communist Party on Grand Boulevard, a busy street that intersects with the university’s quad and splits the two ends of the urban campus. “If the decision is announced at night, the next day should be a...
  • AlterNet: Pets 'Public Enemy Number Two' Due to 'Negative Impact' on Climate

    11/21/2014 7:47:06 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/20/2014 | Joseph Rossell
    Left-wing website AlterNet declared pets “Public Enemy Number Two,” just days after one of its writers shamed moms as “environmental villains” for having children. AlterNet, which is known for its kooky posts, has stirred liberal guilt and promoted climate alarmism many times. But many animals lovers would be outraged by the article that went after pets because of their “surprising negative impact” on temperatures and for pushing the world toward “climate catastrophe.” Larry Schwartz, a freelance writer, wrote on AlterNet November 17 that pets are “Public Enemy Number Two” after humans because of their massive “carbon paw prints.”
  • Evolutionary Cosmologies: Religious Endeavor to become like God

    11/20/2014 11:07:20 AM PST · by spirited irish · 28 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 20, 2014 | Linda Kimball
    Throughout the de-Christianized West and America neo-pagan and mystical pantheist evolutionary reasoning is taken for granted throughout the college curriculum, just as it is in all aspects of modern thought and experience. It not only undergirds biological and earth sciences, but also Freudian and Jungian psychology, anthropology, law, sociology, politics, economics, the media, arts, medicine, and all other academic---and increasingly seminarian---disciplines as well. The West's amoral transnational elite Gnostics, the "chosen" ones, are particularly enamored of evolutionary reasoning: "Western cultural elites have disregarded God for more than two centuries, but for a while the effects were mostly confined to their...
  • George Will: Obama ‘Greatest Builder Of The Republican Party Since Ronald Reagan’ [VIDEO]

    11/20/2014 4:47:07 AM PST · by servo1969 · 21 replies ^ | 11-19-2014 | AL WEAVER
    President Barack Obama once said he wanted to be as consequential as Ronald Reagan. However, according to syndicated columnist George Will, Obama has become as consequential as the former two-term GOP hero in a different sense. Appearing on “Special Report” Wednesday night, Will told host Bret Baier that Obama has become the “greatest builder of the Republican Party” since Reagan. Will: “Barack Obama once said that he wanted to be as consequential in his own way as Ronald Reagan was. He is in this sense: he is the greatest builder of the Republican Party since Ronald Reagan. Today, there are...
  • Failing to Indict Darren Wilson Won’t End the Movement Against Police Violence

    11/19/2014 8:17:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Nation ^ | November 19, 2014 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Not for a second have I believed that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing 18-year-old Michael Brown. Not in the moments after hearing about the shooting, not during the four hours Brown’s body lay in the streets, not when the police attacked protesters in the first few weeks of demonstration, and not during the subsequent three months of organizing and rebellion. And with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s recent declaration of a state of emergency ahead of the imminent grand jury decision, I have even less reason to believe charges will be brought against Wilson, as the...
  • Barro on Health Insurance: People Can't Be Trusted, We Need Gruber

    11/19/2014 3:59:26 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Some liberals like to pass Josh Barro off as a conservative. The New York Times correspondent debunked that notion himself, tweeting that he was most easily understood as a "moderate." But after his appearance on MSNBC today, another term might more aptly apply: elitist liberal. Speaking with Alex Wagner, Barro crammed a carload of condescension into thirty seconds. Barro claimed that health insurance is "weirdly complicated," and thus that Americans can't be permitted to choose it as they would other products. No, we can't let people use their "own judgment." The free market "doesn't work very well" with health insurance....
  • Brittany Maynard’s Mother Calls Vatican Assisted Suicide Opposition “A Slap in the Face”

    11/19/2014 1:36:25 PM PST · by NYer · 32 replies
    Life News ^ | November 19, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    Shortly after Brittany Maynard took her own life, a leading Catholic Church official said assisted suicide was “reprehensible” because it violated the dignity of human life. Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, the head of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said “dignity is something other than putting an end to one’s own life,” when asked about Maynard’s decision to kill herself. Carrasco de Paula said “Brittany Maynard’s act is in itself reprehensible, but what happened in the consciousness we do not know.” brittanymaynardHe cautioned that he was not judging individuals “but the gesture in and of itself should be condemned.”...
  • Liberals Live to Anger Conservatives (Amnesty Thursday night)

    11/19/2014 1:06:51 PM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 11-19-2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is Dana Bash at CNN mere moments ago breathless, excited, can barely contain herself as she announces confirmation that Obama is going to announce amnesty on Thursday night. BASH: You hear from White House officials and other Democrats who I talk to, and I say, "Look, you know what you're doing here, right? By signing this executive order, you are, as Mitch McConnell said from day one, waving a red flag in front of a bull." Not so much because of the Republican leaders but because they have to deal with the Republican rank-and-file conservatives who are in...
  • WATTS: Lie Back And Think of Bloomberg

    11/19/2014 8:53:04 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Bob Owens
    See if you can get your mind around this addled argument: Responding to news reports of shootings at Kroger Stores in Toledo, Ohio and Fulton County, Georgia this week, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is today reiterating its call on Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen and President Michael Ellis to prohibit the open carry of guns in its stores. “Our thoughts are with the victims of these two shootings at Kroger locations in Ohio and Georgia. The last place I expect to encounter a loaded gun is at the grocery store—especially not a place that promotes being family-friendly...
  • Gabrielle Giffords’ group: We’ll push gun debate in 2016

    11/19/2014 8:41:26 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Katie Glueck
    Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun violence super PAC spent $10.6 million in the midterms and won barely won half of its contests — but the group is already preparing for 2016 and plans to get involved in the GOP presidential primaries. The group, Americans for Responsible Solutions, faces a steep task: Gun control has hardly registered as an issue on the campaign trail, there’s strident opposition to possible restrictions from the Republican base, and the pro-gun lobby, led by the National Rifle Association, remains formidable.
  • Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 2

    11/19/2014 7:39:13 AM PST · by fishtank · 3 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Nov. 2014 | Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D.
    Purpose, Progress, and Promise, Part 2 by Nathaniel T. Jeanson, Ph.D. * In last month’s article, I described the purpose of ICR’s life sciences research and sketched out the need for a counter-offensive strategy against evolution’s lines of scientific arguments. This month I describe the scope of this counter-offensive. To reclaim the scientific throne from Darwin, creationists must not only identify the flaws in his explanation, they also need to replace his ideas with scientifically superior ones. Unfortunately, in the intense battle over the details of Darwin’s claims, it’s not always clear precisely which scientific questions need answering. For example,...
  • Universities Are Now Taking Down Their Jonathan Gruber Videos

    11/19/2014 7:12:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2014 | By Brendan Bordelon
    Universities that hosted Jonathan Gruber are now removing videos of the MIT professor from their websites after a series of candid admissions from the Obamacare architect ignited a firestorm against the health-care law. Videos from college conferences and Washington think tanks over the last few years show Gruber bragging about the law’s deliberate complexity and belittling American voters’ intelligence. Now at least two colleges who hosted the professor have tried to scrub Gruber from the internet. The University of Pennsylvania removed Gruber’s October 2013 panel appearance — in which he laughed about “the stupidity of the American voter” — on...
  • RationalWiki: American Thinker is a Wingnut Publication

    11/19/2014 4:53:03 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 11/19/2014 | Paul Austin Murphy
    A RationalWiki piece informs its very-intelligent readers that American Thinker is a “wingnut publication”. In a sub-link which explains the word “wingnut”, moonbat RationalWiki says that “not all conservatives are wingnuts”. Nonetheless, American Thinker is a “wingnut publication”. That must mean that RationalWiki believes that American Thinker isn't even a good kind of conservative publication. Bad conservatives, apparently, are “reactionary” or “radical right”: unlike the good ones.
  • Israel to relax gun laws following synagogue attack

    11/19/2014 4:33:23 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 11/18/2014 | Spencer Ho, Lazar Berman
    Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch pledged to ease controls on carrying weapons for self-defense after a gruesome terrorist attack at a Jerusalem synagogue that left four dead Tuesday. It was not clear exactly what new measures would be put in place, but it was reported that the move would apply to anyone licensed to carry a gun, such as private security guards and off-duty army officers.
  • The coming Democratic purity purge

    11/18/2014 1:05:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    <p>Dana Milbank calls this the “Tea Party of the left,” but that’s not quite correct. Politically, the Tea Party grassroots couldn’t be more different than their progressive counterparts in the Democratic Party. One wants the federal government constrained in favor of individual and local prerogative, while the other wants to expand federal power to trump individual and local prerogative. Even the populism that runs through both movements comes from polar-opposite approaches.</p>
  • Trees Really Are 'Pleasant to the Sight'

    11/18/2014 8:41:18 AM PST · by fishtank · 27 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-17-14 | Brian Thomas
    Trees Really Are 'Pleasant to the Sight' by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Genesis 2:9 records one of the Lord's original intentions for creating trees, saying, "Out of the ground the LORD God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil." A new study has quantified just how pleasant to the sight trees can be, inadvertently confirming the truthfulness of this ancient biblical passage. Professor William Sullivan and lecturer Bin Jiang of the...
  • Berkeley activists hold mock funeral for the masses of unique individuals whose lives

    11/18/2014 7:19:22 AM PST · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/18/2014 | Carol Brown
    One of the activists stepped in front of the coffin for her 15 minutes of fame: “I’m sorry for the trauma, pain, and utter isolation you had to endure. I’m sorry you were viewed as a mere commodity. You’re not. You’re a unique individual…” Hold it! Rewind tape! Did she just say they were unique individuals? Yup! She did.
  • Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan includes Democrats on transition team

    11/18/2014 6:13:06 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 73 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 17, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    ANNAPOLIS — Preparing to launch a Republican administration in deep-blue Maryland, Gov.-elect Larry Hogan on Monday introduced a transition team that included some familiar Democratic faces as he moved to avoid some of the partisan confrontations that stymied the state’s last Republican governor. Mr. Hogan repeatedly promised to lead a bipartisan executive branch that would be staffed with experts, not partisans, to work with the heavily Democratic General Assembly to tackle the state’s severe budget and economic problems. “We have an enormous challenge ahead of us,” Mr. Hogan told reporters as he introduced six members of his transition team. “I’m...
  • ‘Die In’ Protest Held on Delmar Loop

    11/17/2014 8:02:04 AM PST · by rktman · 46 replies ^ | 11/16/2014 | Unknown
    Demonstrations continue in the St. Louis area, as a grand jury decides if it will indict a white police officer for shooting a black teen. Sunday marked 100 days since the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. A light snow falling didn’t stop dozens of young adults from chanting “Arrest Darren Wilson” (the Ferguson police officer) and marching to the Delmar Loop to hold a “Die In” protest in the middle of the street in front of the Tivoli Theater.
  • Progressives plot to kill 'human weeds

    11/16/2014 6:29:11 AM PST · by rktman · 120 replies ^ | 11/15/2014 | unknown
    In the early years of the 20th Century, the “science” of eugenics spread across America, from pulpits to statehouses, with religious zeal. The underlying premise of the eugenics movement was that the undesirable traits of parents would invariably be passed on to their children. While the scientific basis for this assumption had little data to support its conclusions, the new “science” was quickly embraced by the American progressive movement and many of the wealthy. Early funding for eugenics projects came from such wealthy Americans as John Rockefeller, J.P. Morgan, and oil magnate and founder of the 3-in-1 Oil Company, James...
  • A.N.S.W.E.R.Coalition and the Partnership for Civil Justice

    11/15/2014 8:07:53 AM PST · by rktman · 1 replies ^ | 11/15/2014 | Lee Cary
    The “Justice Center” in D.C. is the center for the hydra-headed effort behind the signs in Ferguson, Missouri. The narrow, brown-brick, three-story, renovated row-house at 617 Florida Ave, NW, Washington, D.C. is the office of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (PCJF). As noted earlier, that is also the headquarters address for A.N.S.W.E.R., and the Washington, D.C. address for the Party for Socialism & Liberation.
  • Pakistan: Islamist Mob Kills Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy

    11/14/2014 3:58:46 PM PST · by robowombat · 9 replies
    Morning Star News ^ | November 5, 2014
    Morning Star News Pakistan: Islamist Mob Kills Christian Couple Accused of Blasphemy Commanded from mosque loudspeakers, a Muslim throng in Punjab Province killed a Christian couple today after a co-worker accused the pregnant wife of defiling the Koran, sources said. Living on the premises of the brick kiln where she worked in Chak 59 village near Kot Radha Kishan, Karur District, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Lahore, Shama Bibi was beaten to death before the enraged mob threw her body into the kiln, a relative said. The 28-year-old mother of four children was five months pregnant. The relative...
  • Gay activists urge UN to declare ‘reparative therapy’ a form of torture

    11/14/2014 3:56:45 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | November 14, 2014 | AustIN RUSE
    American activists against “reparative therapy” asked the UN Committee on Torture to define the practice as a form of torture and a violation of international law. At issue is the treatment sought by persons who struggle with unwanted same-sex desires. Many therapists still offer the treatment to those who ask for it, even though professional organizations for the therapeutic community say same-sex desire is not a form of mental illness and discourage this kind of therapy. There is a movement in the United States to ban all such therapy by law. Already, New Jersey and California have banned reparative therapy...