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  • Merkel Imposes Sharia Law on Germany

    02/23/2018 8:54:25 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 23 Feb, 2018 | Baron Bodissey
    Polygamy is de facto legal in Germany now — provided you’re a male Muslim immigrant who happens to have a spare wife or two tucked away in various places. Anton, who translated the following video, includes this introduction: Germany is covertly introducing Sharia law into Germany by the back door. We have already covered one of the many, many incidents of illegal polygamy in Germany carried out by Muslim men. In our video we highlighted a functional illiterate Ahmed A. who decided to move from Syria to Pinneburg near Hamburg with two of his three wives, where they live on...
  • Condi Rice: it’s time to discuss what 2nd Amendment ‘means in the modern world’

    02/23/2018 6:54:51 PM PST · by Pelham · 126 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 2-23-2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Friday that it’s time to discuss what the Second Amendment “means in the modern world” in light of last week’s mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Ms. Rice, who served under President George W. Bush, said that while the Second Amendment remains “indivisible,” she doesn’t think civilians should have access to guns like the AR-15, which was used by 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz to fatally shoot 17 students and teachers on Valentine’s Day. “I think it is time to have a conversation about what the right to bear arms means in the modern world,”...
  • We won’t live to see Europe’s Christian revival – but it will happen

    02/23/2018 4:54:46 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 7 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | Oct 2017 | Stephen Bullivant
    Since at least the 1960s – swathes of the Western world have witnessed unprecedented religious change and (for the most part) decline. We have simultaneously witnessed a series of social and cultural revolutions, most recently the technological and media revolution driven by the internet. That alone has profoundly changed the way people think and act... This “new evangelisation” requires that we (and I mean all Christians) are embarking on a centuries-long endeavour. And given this, we need to approach it in the right frame of mind, fortified with a spirituality of patience and perseverance. While we tend to think of...
  • Florida's First-Ever 'Baby Spa' Comes to North Miami Beach

    02/23/2018 4:10:03 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 2/23 | Selima Hussain
    Spa days aren’t just for adults. Babies can now enjoy the pampering, relaxation and health benefits that come with a fully-fledged spa day, after Florida’s first baby spa service launched in North Miami Beach. “Amazing Baby Spa” caters to infants from two weeks to six months old, according to a news release. The spa features soft lighting, relaxing music and “float tubs,” special baths said to provide infants with numerous health benefits. Additionally, the “float tubs” get babies familiarized with water in preparation for swimming lessons, said Vivian Keeler, a chiropractic physician, doula and childbirth educator who co-founded the spa....
  • Gucci Turbans Face Backlash From Sikhs

    02/23/2018 4:06:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Business Standard ^ | February 24, 2018
    Luxury fashion brand Gucci is facing a backlash from people after it adorned white models with traditional Sikh turbans down the ramp in their brand's Fall 2018 fashion week. The move by Gucci has upset many people and who took to social media to condemn the use of turbans in fashion, by calling it "offensive" and "irresponsible", The Independent reported. Canadian actor and model Avan Jogia began the backlash, in a series of tweets. "could you not find a brown model?", Jogia wrote on Twitter, along with an image of a white male model wearing a blue turban. "and please,...
  • Report: Ex-Bears CB Charles Tillman now an FBI Agent

    02/23/2018 1:58:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    NFL ^ | 2/23
    Evildoers running afoul of the law best keep their head on a swivel, or they might be blindsided by a Peanut Punch. Former NFL cornerback Charles Tillman is now an FBI agent, Sporting News reported. "He is currently working for the FBI. [He] has his badge and everything," a source told Sporting News. The Bureau does not comment on personnel matters. The longtime Chicago Bears cornerback began training with the FBI last year, according to the Chicago Tribune. Tillman's graduation from the Training Academy came in the nick of time. The FBI stipulates all new agents must be selected before...
  • Ex-Dolphin Jonathan Martin taken into custody over social media post

    02/23/2018 1:38:23 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    ESPN ^ | Kyle Bonagura
    Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Jonathan Martin has been detained for questioning in Los Angeles as a result of a threatening image posted on social media, according to reports. "The individual we believe responsible for the social media post in question has been detained and our investigation is ongoing," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. ABC News confirmed that Martin was the man detained by police.
  • A CDC employee left work sick 10 days ago; he hasn't been seen since

    02/23/2018 1:18:40 PM PST · by Smittie · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Timothy Cunningham, 35, a CDC employee, has not been heard from since Feb. 12, police said. Police are asking the public for help finding a missing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went home sick 10 days ago and hasn't been seen or heard from since. Timothy Cunningham, 35, went to work on Feb. 12 and left sick, the Atlanta Police Department said. Cunningham, who studied at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is a commander in the Public Health Service and has been sent to respond to public health emergencies including the Ebola virus and...
  • France First! 28 year old Marion Maréchal-Le Pen speaks at CPAC

    02/23/2018 12:23:51 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 21 replies
    YouTube Video ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Marion Marechal Le Pen
    I came here today to tell you there is a youth ready for this fight in Europe today.
  • Calif. siblings allegedly held captive making progress: Lawyer

    02/23/2018 9:08:41 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 8 replies
    CBS & MSN ^ | 2/23/2018
    The California parents accused of torturing and starving their 13 children will be in court Friday for a procedural hearing. For the first time, lawyers representing their seven adult children are revealing how their recovery is going, and what their dreams are for the future. The children were rescued from a home in Perris, California, nearly six weeks ago. A source tells CBS News the younger six are split between two foster homes. The seven adult siblings are in a nearby medical center, where they're being exposed to everything from Harry Potter movies to iPads.
  • This Is What Life Without Retirement Savings Looks Like [in CA]

    02/23/2018 6:58:53 AM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Feb 22, 2018 | Alana Semuels
    CORONA, Calif.—Roberta Gordon never thought she’d still be alive at age 76. She definitely didn’t think she’d still be working. But every Saturday, she goes down to the local grocery store and hands out samples, earning $50 a day, because she needs the money. “I’m a working woman again,” she told me, in the common room of the senior apartment complex where she now lives, here in California’s Inland Empire. Gordon has worked dozens of odd jobs throughout her life—as a house cleaner, a home health aide, a telemarketer, a librarian, a fundraiser—but at many times in her life, she...
  • He Became A Celebrity For Putting Science Before God. Now Lawrence Krauss Faces Allegations [tr]

    02/23/2018 6:02:37 AM PST · by C19fan · 24 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | February 22, 2018 | Peter Aldhous, Azeen Ghorayshi, and Virginia Hughes
    When Melody Hensley first met Lawrence Krauss, she was a 29-year-old makeup artist at a department store, and he was one of her intellectual idols. She ran an atheist website in her spare time and had just started volunteering for the Center for Inquiry (CFI), a nonprofit group committed to promoting science and reason above faith. She was hoping to build a career in the burgeoning “skeptics” movement, and Krauss was one of its brightest luminaries. At a CFI event in November 2006, Krauss asked Hensley for her card, and later, as she was leaving, asked her if she was...
  • A Snowman in our world(vanity)

    02/23/2018 4:22:49 AM PST · by CGASMIA68 · 5 replies
    email making the rounds
    Our World Today.... It’s been snowing all night. So the morning goes like this; 8:00 I made a snowman. 8:10 A feminist passed by and asked me why I didn’t make a snow woman. 8:15 So, I made a snow woman. 8:17 The nanny of the neighbors complained about the snow woman's voluptuous chest. 8:20 The gay couple living nearby grumbled that it could have been two snowmen instead. 8:25 The vegans at No. 12 complained about the carrot nose, as veggies are food and not to decorate snow figures with. 8:28 I am being called a racist because the...
  • Exclusive: Federal documents detail sweeping potential NCAA violations involving [tr]

    02/23/2018 3:42:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Yahoo ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Forde and Pete Thamel
    Documents and bank records obtained in discovery during the federal investigation into the underbelly of college basketball detail in meticulous fashion the expenditures of prominent former NBA agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports. They include expense reports and balance sheets that list cash advances, as well as entertainment and travel expenses for high school and college prospects and their families. Yahoo Sports viewed hundreds of pages of documents from the years-long probe that had federal authorities monitoring multiple targets and intercepting more than 4,000 calls across 330 days, providing a clear-eyed view into...
  • Autopsy: 22-year-old was mauled to death by her own dogs

    02/23/2018 3:29:05 AM PST · by BBell · 59 replies
    GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) - The autopsy of a Virginia woman found dead in a wooded area says she was mauled to death by her dogs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Goochland Sheriff's Office announced Tuesday it's closing the investigation into 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens' death in light of the results. Stephens was found last December near her father's home in Goochland, about 35 miles from Richmond.
  • Switzerland’s tough stance on migrants criticized by Amnesty International

    02/22/2018 9:25:40 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 22 February 2018 10:23 CET+01:00
    Switzerland has been taken to task by the human rights group Amnesty International for its tough treatment of asylum seekers and migrants. The country was violating international legal principles by returning migrants and asylum seekers with rejected asylum claims to countries where they are in danger of persecution, Amnesty said in its annual report published on Thursday. The human rights group cited the examples “of people with failed asylum claims or undocumented migrants” being sent back to countries including Sri Lanka, Turkey and Sudan where they were at risk of “serious human rights” violations. In its report into the state...
  • See. Progressives do not separate "society" and "government"

    02/22/2018 8:01:43 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 9 replies
    This is progressive ideology 101 here. Forget that this is gun grabbing. Forget that this is running to the camera seeking the spotlight. Kamala Harris, who is working very hard to position herself as a future presidential candidate, recently said the following: When you see the effect of this extreme violence on a human body, and especially the body of a child, maybe it will shock some people into understanding this cannot be a political issue. We have to be practical. I support the Second Amendment, but we have to have smart gun safety laws. We cannot tolerate a society...
  • Man accused of trying to run over cop with U-Haul truck in Slidell(mug shot)

    02/22/2018 7:01:14 PM PST · by BBell · 15 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 2/22/18 | Kim Chatelain
    A New Orleans man is accused of trying to kill a Slidell police officer Wednesday (Feb. 21) by running over him with a stolen U-Haul truck. Ricky Cooper, 32, was booked with attempted murder of a peace officer, resisting an officer and possession of a stolen vehicle, the Slidell Police Department reported. Aliyah Sharrieff, 19, a passenger in the truck with Cooper, was booked with resisting an officer and possession of a stolen vehicle. The officer, who fired two shots at the U-Haul in an attempt to stop the vehicle, has been placed on administrative duty pending the outcome of...
  • Black Lives Matter activist killed in N.O. may have been shot in robbery attempt: NOPD

    02/22/2018 6:48:35 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    http://www.nola.com/ ^ | 2/21/18 | Laura McKnight
    A Black Lives Matter activist who was fatally shot in New Orleans earlier this month may have been the victim of an attempted robbery, New Orleans police said Wednesday (Feb. 21). Investigators revealed the new information, that 32-year-old Muhiyidin d'Baha of Charleston, S.C., may have been shot during a robbery attempt, as part of a public plea for tips in the homicide case. The well-known activist, whose legal surname was Moye, was shot in the right thigh about 1:24 a.m. Feb. 6, while bicycling in the 1900 block of Bienville Street. Responding officers found d'Baha lying on the ground, according...
  • Friend Says Church Shunned Family Before Murder-Suicide

    02/22/2018 4:26:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Police say a Keego Harbor woman killed her husband and two grown children before taking her own life. A friend of the victims believe the family's religion is linked to the tragedy. Joyce Taylors outburst during Sunday services at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall in Union Lake was caught on camera. Taylor says she was trying to explain to the congregation her theory of what happened to her close friends the Stuart family.