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  • Mystery as Reality

    03/13/2018 8:56:44 AM PDT · by Carpe Cerevisi · 15 replies
    Ancient Faith Ministries ^ | March 13, 2018 | Fr. Stephen Freeman
    C.S. Lewis once discussed the question of how angels (and such things) could pass through a wall. His response was intriguing: he suggested that they could do so not because they were less substantial, but because they were more substantial. Just as a rock is more substantial than water or air, so, he posited, an angel (or such) is more substantial than our materiality. Of course, this is completely arguable and unprovable. But it is a useful image for thinking about another aspect of reality, that which the Church describes as “mystery.” Our tendency in thinking about anything we do...
  • Minnesota Legislator Authors Bill To Ban … “Bachelor” Contestant?

    03/09/2018 8:08:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 8, 2018 | Allahpundit
    To cleanse the palate, I’m not even going to scold him for making a mockery of the legislative process. We elected a game-show host president, for fark’s sake. Besides, as a matter of self-promotion, this stunt isn’t half bad. Drew Christensen is all of 24 years old and has been a state representative since he was 22(!). He’s not just a backbencher, he’s a freakishly young backbencher. His influence in the statehouse is about as small as it can possibly be. What do you do with your time when the odds of one of your bills becoming law is essentially...
  • Virtual Reality Gamer Slips And Dies From Blood Loss After Falling On Glass Table

    12/24/2017 7:36:38 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    "According to preliminary information, the man was moving around his apartment in virtual reality goggles and fell on a glass table, as a result of which he was injured and died from loss of blood at the scene," the spokesperson said according to the state news agency. The Ukranian Russian language website reported that the virtual reality game had not been properly mapped to the dimensions of the man’s apartment, possibly causing the accident. His body was reportedly discovered by his mother when she came to the apartment to visit. Further investigations into the circumstances of the man’s death...
  • BuzzFeed Editor: ‘All I Want For Christmas Is Full Communism Now

    12/18/2017 9:06:13 AM PST · by Red Badger · 57 replies ^ | Last Updated: December 18, 2017 @ 6:48 AM | Jon Levine
    Science editor for the site’s U.K. operation quickly disables her Twitter account after coming under fire A science editor at BuzzFeed UK raised a few eyebrows last week after some curious remarks about Communism. “All I want for Christmas is full Communism now,” editor Kelly Oakes tweeted — before locking down her account after it was picked by right-wing media and the always ferocious James Woods. The screenshots tell the story. A spokesperson for BuzzFeed declined to comment on the matter. Oakes, who does not report to the website’s U.S.-based science desk, did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • The Jerusalem decision: Trump's geography lesson for the world

    12/06/2017 11:25:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Washington Examiner Editorial
    One year ago this month, former President Barack Obama's administration was working behind the scenes at the United Nations to slip a resolution through the body’s General Assembly attacking Israel. It was one of Obama’s final, sneaky, and reprehensible acts in office. It put an exclamation point on his long, nasty, personal feud with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Previously, our president had gone so far as to interfere in an Israeli election and then unleashed his minions when Netanyahu had the gall to accept an invitation to address Congress. Fast forward to this Wednesday, Netanyahu was thanking Obama’s successor...
  • Plato's Cave and Our Current Reality

    11/19/2017 6:43:51 AM PST · by Popman · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2017 | Earick Ward
    Today, we are increasingly faced with a contrived reality. A mirage. Images shone on a wall (television screens, cell-phone, laptops) portraying what our captors wish for us to believe (is reality). What is truth? Let me suggest that truth, increasingly, is a byproduct of force. Are any important matters reasoned true today, or are we stuck in a battle of messaging wills? In this, let me suggest, the Left are winning, as we’ve abandoned reason, and are left with, whatever message can be advanced enthusiastically enough, to run roughshod over the other. As Goebbels stated; “If you tell a lie...
  • False allegations of sexual harassment

    11/10/2017 9:28:24 AM PST · by janee · 14 replies
    Academic Matters ^ | Oct - Nov 2011 | Catherine Burr
    Since sexual harassment can be in the eye of the beholder, the only evidence that meets civil standards of proof, argues a university complaints investigator, can fairly decide what happened.
  • CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s War Against Reality… and the Climate

    11/06/2017 7:58:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/06/17 | Katy Grimes
    Marxist Brown is at war with Donald Trump California Gov. Jerry Brown says the world needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change. Sounding indeed brainwashed, Brown said, “The problem ... is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort ... It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. It’s the pattern. And it’s the inertia.” I hate to be a party pooper but the totalitarian trio of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot also said the world needed brainwashing. But I digress. Brown arrived at the Vatican in Rome Friday for 14 days of “climate talks.” Yet Sacrament Bee reporter Christopher Cadelago,...
  • James Comey’s Statement Exonerating Hillary – Revised to Reflect an Alternate Reality

    09/08/2017 6:28:35 AM PDT · by davikkm · 6 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    On July 5, 2016 former FBI Director James Comey delivered a nationally televised announcement in which he exonerated Hillary Clinton of any illegal behavior regarding the handling of classified information on her private email server and mobile devices. The FBI’s official transcript of Comey’s statement can be seen here: Let’s take a fresh look at excerpts from Comey’s statement in light of recent reports that he had prepared drafts of his statement as early as March 2016 before witnesses, including Clinton, were interviewed by the FBI. After each excerpt (in quotes) is a satirical translation (in italics) to indicate...
  • Film crew robbed at gunpoint in downtown Oakland (california)

    07/20/2017 3:21:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 46 replies
    East Bay Times ^ | 7-19-17 | Harry Harris
    Four members of a crew filming a television reality show in downtown Oakland were robbed at gunpoint Monday night of $50,000 worth of equipment and personal items, according to a victim and authorities. The head of the crew said he was thrown up against a wall and that he and the other victims were forced to lay on the pavement, where the two robbers put guns to their heads and threatened them Chris Burns, 37, an independent director of photography for the AwesomenessTV production “This Is Summer,” a reality show that follows eight 17-year-olds growing up in the Bay Area,...
  • I Underwent Genital Mutilation as a Child—Right Here in the United States

    07/09/2017 10:30:57 AM PDT · by RideForever · 53 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | 4/21/17 | Tasneem Raja
    As little girls, nearly all my female Bohra friends and I underwent khatna, the sect’s term for this practice. None of us remember being “wiped.” We were cut. Some of us bled and ached for days, and some walked away with lifelong physical damage.

    06/12/2017 6:17:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    TMZ ^ | June 11, 2017 | Staff
    "Bachelor in Paradise" was shut down after a producer complained about 2 contestants getting extremely sexual in a swimming pool ... this according to sources connected to contestant DeMario Jackson, but there are different versions and Warner Bros. has launched a full investigation. Here's DeMario's version of events, as told by people with whom he spoke:
  • Rosie O'Donnell: Reality Winner is a 'brave young patriot,' gives her $1000

    06/09/2017 10:00:43 AM PDT · by DFG · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 06/09/2017 | Sasha Savitsky
    Rosie O'Donnell defended a woman charged with leaking U.S. government secrets, calling 25-year-old Reality Winner a "brave, young patriot." O'Donnell tweeted Thursday, "i support reality winner speak truth to power #resist #womenUNITE" and added a link to a GoFundMe page to raise money for Winner.
  • NSA Leaker Hates Trump, Backed Bernie Sanders

    06/06/2017 7:35:41 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 95 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6 Jun 2017 | Greg Richter
    Reality Winner, the 25-year-old federal contractor charged with leaking top secret information to the media, has a long social media trail of liberal political posts and is a supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders. Winner also hates President Donald Trump, once posting that the president is a "piece of s***" over his moves to stop protests against the Dakota Access pipeline. Her social media posts have included #notmypresident as well as calls to #resist over Trump's environmental policies as well as DAPL. Winner also is a former Air Force linguist who speaks Middle East languages Pashto, Farsi and Dari, her mother,...
  • How The Intercept Outed Reality Winner

    06/06/2017 7:13:25 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 35 replies
    Errata Security ^ | 6 Jun 2017
    Today, The Intercept released documents on election tampering from an NSA leaker. Later, the arrest warrant request for an NSA contractor named "Reality Winner" was published, showing how they tracked her down because she had printed out the documents and sent them to The Intercept. The document posted by the Intercept isn't the original PDF file, but a PDF containing the pictures of the printed version that was then later scanned in. The problem is that most new printers print nearly invisibly yellow dots that track down exactly when and where documents, any document, is printed. Because the NSA logs...
  • The Persistent Lie About “Refugees” Is Damaging the West– The Real Figures Show a Terrible Reality

    05/30/2017 12:08:41 PM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Western Media has been complicit in covering up the real facts about the “refugee crisis”, it is in the pages of non-English language newspapers and websites where we find the real, and in some ways terrifying truth behind this mass-migration of people. The Swedish news site, Svenska Dagbladet reports that the people claiming refugee status in Sweden are not what they profess to be. A random check of 77 Moroccan people’s fingerprints revealed that at least 65 of them gave false information in their declarations. If this random checking by border security were applied to every person claiming either...
  • Sons of Guns reality star who raped two underage girls is sentenced to life in prison

    05/12/2017 5:01:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 11, 2017 | Staff
    Former reality TV star Will Hayden has been sentenced to life in prison for raping two girls in Louisiana. The 51-year-old was sentenced on Thursday to two life sentences, plus 40 years to run consecutively, and he will not be eligible for probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.
  • If progressives believe gender is fluid, then why not race?

    05/09/2017 4:24:46 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/17 11:00 AM EDT | DAVID S. D'AMATO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    If progressives believe gender is fluid, then why not race? Philosophy professor Rebecca Tuvel touched off a firestorm of controversy this week with her paper “In Defense of Transracialism,” published in the feminist journal Hypatia. In it, Professor Tuvel argues that we ought to support those who identify with a racial group other than the one into which they were born just as we support transgender people.
  • What I Saw At The Time-Travel, And The Obamaclypse.

    04/28/2017 9:28:38 AM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 13 replies
    Right Wing Conservative News Blog ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jeffrey A. friedberg
    I already know I’ll be scoffed at, challenged, and attacked for what I’m going to say here. That would be, because my outlook and opinions are from another era—and not part of the current, fashionable, “safe” Collective. I’m not in synch with this more “advanced,” time, of millennials, false reality, lying media, scum politicians, pornographic Hollywood, multi-millionaire kneeling athletes, and other drugged hipsters. But, I shall never take “the blue pill:” representing security in this Matrix of group lies, illusion—and the bliss of collective ignorance. No, I choose the red pill: representing freedom, knowledge, and the real world—truth, justice, and...
  • Do your beliefs shape reality?

    03/30/2017 7:49:51 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 15 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 3/30/17 | John Conlin
    What would you think if you discovered the local school was teaching your child 4+4 did not equal 8 but rather 5? To damage a child in this manner would border on child abuse. Luckily we have no such thing. Schools teach students mathematics as it truly is. They also do so in many other subjects; imparting the facts as discovered over millennium. No one is asked their opinion or is any weight given to their feelings when learning about the world around us. This way of thinking is a progeny of the Scientific Revolution; a time when the concept...