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  • Wife at funeral: ‘I knew every day that he would protect me’

    10/08/2017 4:23:46 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 12 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | October 8, 2017 4:34 pm | AP
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Jack Beaton felt equally comfortable gripping a pair of barbecue tongs surrounded by friends or swinging his roofer’s hammer on a hot day at work. He died a hero shielding his wife from a gunman in the nation’s deadliest mass shooting in modern history. More than 800 people packed into a California church Saturday for one of the first memorial services for the 58 people killed when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from a Las Vegas casino hotel room nearly a week ago. The service was held in Beaton’s hometown of Bakersfield, a community that was...
  • If We Understand the Sacrifice of the Mass to Be a Meal, We Must Clarify What Sort of Meal It Is

    08/09/2016 7:40:51 AM PDT · by Salvation · 4 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | 08-08-16 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    If We Understand the Sacrifice of the Mass to Be a Meal, We Must Clarify What Sort of Meal It Is Msgr. Charles Pope • August 8, 2016 • There been much tension regarding the Mass as both a meal and a sacrifice. A necessary corrective was introduced in the past twenty years to rectify the overly strong emphasis, heavily advanced during the 1970s and 1980s, on the Mass as a meal. The purpose of the corrective was to bring back needed balance with the root of the Mass: the cross and the overall paschal mystery.While we cannot dismiss...
  • The Aztecs tower of skulls: Trophy rack of 650 severed heads found beneath Mexico City [tr]

    07/02/2017 4:48:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Reuters and AP ^ | July 2, 2017 | Staff
    A tower of human skulls unearthed beneath the heart of Mexico City has raised new questions about the culture of sacrifice in the Aztec Empire after crania of women and children surfaced among the hundreds embedded in the forbidding structure. Archaeologists have found more than 650 skulls caked in lime and thousands of fragments in the cylindrical edifice near the site of the Templo Mayor, one of the main temples in the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan, which later became Mexico City. The tower is believed to form part of the Huey Tzompantli, a massive array of skulls that struck fear into...
  • Earning This: A Memorial Day Message

    05/29/2017 1:25:43 PM PDT · by lightman · 6 replies
    York Daily Record ^ | 28 May A.D. 2017 | C. Kim Bracey
    I am a proud, 10-year United States Air Force veteran, a humble servant and defender in a long, noble and inspiring tradition of military service. For generations, from Lexington and Concord and Bunker Hill in Massachusetts to Yorktown, Va., to the halls of Montezuma, to the wheat fields of Gettysburg, to the shores of Tripoli, to the trenches of Germany, to now serene Pearl Harbor, to the beachheads of Normandy, to the rocky heights of Iwo Jima, to the rugged coasts of Korea, to the jungles of Vietnam, to the mean streets of Mogadishu, Somalia, to the hills and dunes...
  • (YouTube) DFU SING-ALONG FOR MEMORIAL DAY (Tune: Impossible Dream)

    05/28/2017 2:36:45 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 5 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | new version May 2017 | DFU
    CLICK THE LINK. This is modified from an earlier version. I think you will enjoy it.
  • Alleged gang members accused in woman's 'satanic' murder in Houston

    03/02/2017 2:55:25 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    KTRK ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 04:05PM
    HOUSTON: Two alleged MS-13 gang members are now behind bars in Houston, charged with killing a woman as part of a 'satanic' ritual. The victim is an unidentified Hispanic woman whose body was found in February. Police now need your help identifying her. Court documents reveal horrifying allegations made by a 14-year-old girl, who accuses both men of 18 drug-fueled days of terror and sexual assault. Diego Rivera and Miguel Alvarez-Flores smiled and waved to Eyewitness News cameras in the court room earlier this morning, right before the charges were read against them. ... According to the teen's testimony to...
  • Progressives are finding religion as they pray for the health of liberal SCOTUS justices

    02/04/2017 11:00:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 4, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Yesterday, the legendary Andrew Malcolm published a piece here which speculates about other Supreme Court seats which may come up for grabs while Donald Trump is in office and what the fallout from such a turn of events might be. This is a grim game at the best of times because pondering an opening on the Supreme Court is frequently only thought of as meaning one thing, and it involves six people carrying a casket. But that’s not the reality in most cases. Many of us tend to think that accepting a seat on that court winds up turning into...
  • The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Die For Everyone Watching!

    12/11/2016 6:29:41 PM PST · by Strac6 · 37 replies
    Email from friend
    The Army-Navy Game: The Only Game Where Everyone Playing Is Willing To Give Their Lives For Everyone Watching! And our President couldn't even make it to the game!
  • An Open Letter To America's College Cupcakes On Veterans Day

    11/11/2016 3:54:11 PM PST · by Commander X · 18 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | Ray Starman
    Dear College Cupcakes: America has watched for the last year or so, as our nation’s universities have been consumed by a new strain of left wing totalitarianism that has all the traits of the haunting Marxist dictatorships of the past.
  • MUST WATCH! MUST SHARE!

    10/24/2016 2:15:20 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 24 replies
    2014 | Guns Across America
    https://www.facebook.com/GunsAcrossAmerica/videos/507647319347925/
  • Mother Says She Forgives Daughter's Accused Killer

    10/22/2016 9:58:10 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 45 replies
    Fox 16 ^ | 21 OCT 16 | Charmaine Nero
    NORTH LITTLE ROCK,Ark.--The mother of an 18-year-old murder victim says she forgives the man accused of killing her daughter. The shooting rattled a North Little Rock neighborhood earlier this week; many called it an act of domestic violence. The mother of the victim says this is not the first time she has dealt with the murder of a loved one. She says she is relying on family and her faith after seeing her brother, her husband and now her daughter murdered in the last few years. Family pictures lined the table inside the home of an 18-year-old whose life was...
  • What The Appointment of the New High Priest Portends

    Those aware of the biblical prophecies, have been stunned by the recent announcement by the Great Sanhedrin of Israel, of the selection of Israel’s first High Priest in nearly two thousand years. The Great Sanhedrin, an assembly of elders of the nation, spoken of in the account of the trial of Jesus in the Gospel of John 11:45-57, went out of existence in 385 AD and has only recently been revived. The Sanhedrin has written letters to the U.N. in the name of the God of Israel and of the Bible, such as this warning delivered in the days of...
  • Donald Trump to Father of Fallen Muslim Soldier: ‘I’ve Made a Lot of Sacrifices’

    07/30/2016 1:44:21 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 99 replies
    Time | July 30 2017 | Time
    Donald Trump said Saturday that he has “made a lot of sacrifices” by creating “tens of thousands of jobs”—his first response to the emotional Democratic convention speech by grieving Army father Khizr Khan, who told Trump he had “sacrificed nothing and no one.”
  • Will you fight?

    06/11/2016 10:27:40 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 114 replies
    Dear Patriots....
  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    04/09/2016 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 45 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 24, 2015 | Ian Shapira
    MARGRATEN, Netherlands — They haven't forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own. For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has...
  • Ancient arrowheads reveal the gory practices of Maya 'life force' rituals.

    10/21/2015 3:54:49 PM PDT · by GreyFriar · 33 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 21 October 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Traces of blood discovered on ancient arrowheads in Guatemala prove the Maya took part in bloody ceremonies to communicate with their gods. Bloodletting ceremonies involved piercing the earlobes, tongues and even genitals of willing participants and using the spilled blood to 'feed' their deities. The arrows were collected from five sites in the central American region, including a temple at Zacpetén where it's thought bloodletting ceremonies took place around 500 years ago.
  • Loxahatchee animal cruelty bust largest in U.S. history

    10/13/2015 3:00:19 PM PDT · by Fawn · 24 replies
    Local 10 ^ | Published On: Oct 13 2015 10:53:23 AM EDT | Author: Amanda Batchelor, Senior Digital Editor, abatchelor@local10.com
    Slaughterhouse owners, employees accused of torturing animals, selling meat on black market.LOXAHATCHEE, Fla. - Authorities in Palm Beach County raided three illegal slaughterhouses Tuesday morning in Loxahatchee with the help of officials with the Animal Recovery Mission. The operation resulted in the arrests of the slaughterhouse owners and employees. Authorities said the owners were involved in the underground and illegal slaughter of horses and illegal sale of their meat for human consumption.<>
  • Chattanooga Marines Reportedly Sacrificed Themselves to Protect Innocents

    07/22/2015 12:51:21 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 23 replies
    mediaite ^ | July 22nd, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    According to reporting from The New York Times, some of the Marines killed in the Chattanooga shooting were killed trying to draw the gunman’s fire away from another, larger group of innocent bystanders. “Some of the Marines who were shot to death last week in Chattanooga, Tenn., effectively sacrificed themselves to save the lives of others, diverting the gunman away from a larger group of potential victims, according to a law enforcement official briefed on the investigation into the killings,” reports New York Times reporters Richard Pérez-Peña and Matt Apuzzo. “This could have been a lot worse,” they quote the...
  • Do we really want to remember our heroes on Memorial Day?

    05/25/2015 10:48:10 AM PDT · by ProfDavidASmith · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | David A. Smith
    Do Americans really want to remember their war heroes? Not just to claim to one day per year, but really to do so in a meaningful way? If by remember, we mean it in the same sense in which we remember things like the 2004 World Series, the television show Cheers, or the Ford administration, then sure, we can remember those who have given their lives in war.
  • Memorial Day: Remembering a generation defined by duty, one woven into our national tapestry

    05/24/2015 2:30:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Pittsburg Tribune Review ^ | May 23, 2015 | Llewellyn King
    Seventy years ago, we celebrated the end of World War II in Europe. That celebration is not the first memory of my childhood but it is one of the clearest. I was a 5-year-old boy in Cape Town, South Africa, proudly displaying a paper Union Jack, the familiar British flag, and watching the victory parade. I often wonder where the flags came from — before offset printing and photocopying — in time for the parade. Someone knew victory was at hand. There was a palpable, universal happiness — though more subdued, I am told, than the outbursts that greeted the...