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  • Michael Phelps sex scandal: Troubled Olympians girlfriend was born a man!

    11/20/2014 3:51:12 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 48 replies
    Radar Online ^ | 11/19/14
    Before he checked into rehab in September, Michael Phelps was having a steamy affair with much older blonde, Taylor Lianne Chandler. But the most shocking aspect of their relationship wasn’t the 12-year age difference. RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal that Chandler, 41, was actually born a man! Chandler, born David Roy Fitch, tells Radar in an exclusive interview that she was an intersex baby.
  • New Poll Shows Large Number Of People Will Jump At Chance To Have Microchip Implant

    11/17/2014 8:09:54 AM PST · by Maudeen · 77 replies
    Prophecy News Watch ^ | November 17, 2014 | Leo Hohmann
    According to a survey by tech giant Cisco Systems, about a fourth of professionals ages 18 to 50 would leap at the chance to get a surgical brain implant that allowed them to instantly link their thoughts to the Internet. The study was conducted on 3,700 adults working in white-collar jobs in 15 countries. Read more at http://www.prophecynewswatch.com/2014/November17/171.html#CRwG8spidOWI60L4.99
  • Team Save USA: Raul Ries / Ben Carson Oct 2014: 1. Repentance 2. New Leaders 3. Speaker 4. Senate

    10/17/2014 10:50:07 PM PDT · by Golden Gate · 5 replies
    Friday October 17, 2014 | Golden Gate
    (Please read before posting.) Informed people know that it is going to take more than just a team of new leaders to save the USA, if it is still possible. It is being said that repentance needs to begin with the Christians, with the Church. Of course, the importance of repentance is relevant to all people. The next purpose of this article is to encourage the American people to see the need for electing the right leaders in all levels of our American government. Responsible citizens are focused on campaigns and the pending results of this November election. When considering...
  • The Gay Bullyboys Want You Jailed

    09/26/2014 2:50:16 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | September 26, 2014 | AUSTIN RUSE
    A goofy guy named Adam Weinstein writing for a goofy website called Gawker has called for the jailing of those who deny global warming. Weinstein says, “there is the body of purulent pundits, paid sponsors, and corporate grifters who exploit the smallest uncertainty at the edges of a settled science.” Those who disagree with Weinstein on a scientific and political point are criminally negligent and should face not just fines but even prison.As goofy as he is, he’s not the only one.Just this past weekend serial adulterer Robert Kennedy Jr., who may have driven his second wife to suicide—and...
  • Peter Thiel on Twitter and pot, Google, Uber and gay CEOs

    09/17/2014 8:36:13 AM PDT · by illiac · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 9/17/14 | Matthew J Belvedere
    Silicon Valley venture capitalist Peter Thiel is famously outspoken and sharp-tongued, and on CNBC on Wednesday he did not disappoint. In a "Squawk Box" interview.Thiel trashed Twitter, Uber and Apple, among others, "Twitter is hard to evaluate. They have a lot of potential. It's a horribly mismanaged company—probably a lot of pot-smoking going on there. But it's such a solid franchise it may even work with all that," the co-founder of PayPal and early Facebook investor said.
  • The Great Society: In Ferguson, MO

    08/27/2014 5:20:39 PM PDT · by grumpa
    Off Grid Blog ^ | August 26, 2014 | Off Grid Blogger
    Welcome. We have arrived in the Great Society foisted on us by liberals from FDR to LBJ, who holds title to the vision. It is marked by: •a race-based underclass with 13-18% black unemployment and 109 million people overall on welfare across the country • broad disrespect for the legal process and institutions such as the church •lawlessness in school classrooms and on our streets •75-80% of the homes in the ghettos with children are fatherless As we slouch toward Gomorrah, there is a segment of our society—increasingly affecting all of our culture—that has no concept of objective moral values...
  • 20 minutes after launch, hobbyist’s drone finds man missing for 3 days

    07/31/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT · by null and void · 41 replies
    Electronic Products ^ | 07/25/2014 | Jeffrey Bausch
    Model aircraft able to do what dogs, volunteers, and helicopters could not After authorities spent three days searching for a missing, elderly man in Wisconsin, a hobbyist launched his personal drone in a volunteer search effort and was able to locate the lost individual 20 minutes post launch. During the initial search phase, authorities used dogs, helicopters, and employed local volunteers to comb the Fitchburg countryside in search of Guillermo DeVenecia, an 82-year-old man suffering from Alzheimer’s. David Lesh, a drone enthusiast who uses his personal model aircraft to make videos for his skiing and snowboarding business, was in town...
  • Duty, Ability, and Rights

    07/29/2014 12:34:41 PM PDT · by matthewrobertolson · 2 replies
    Catholic Analysis ^ | 27 July 2014 | Matthew Olson
    These terms -- duty, ability, and rights -- are often conflated, as a result of French and American influences. In this show, I break down the differences between them, how they relate, and how they should be respected on a practical level, all within the Christian context. LISTEN ON YOUTUBE.(Alternative link, via Vimeo.) Summary:I start with quotes from Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and Abraham Lincoln, then transition into the corrupted philosophies found in American and French history. I define the terms, then lay out how they can be applied, especially in the case of anti-Christian persecution in the Middle East. I...
  • Arnold, Maryland

    07/05/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 68 replies
    Neighborhood.com ^ | 5 July 2014 | napscoordinator
    Everyone bashes Maryland so I wanted to show folks where I live in Maryland and PROVE that it is NOT a communist state. Read every word before you call me a liar.....lol. Arnold is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 23,106 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Arnold is the 47th largest community in Maryland. Housing costs in Arnold are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don’t compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in...
  • When Man is the Measure of All Things

    07/02/2014 2:03:17 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 2, 2014 | STEPHEN M. KRASON
    The distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss was supposed to have said that the only two things in life really worth talking about are God and politics. That’s because at a most fundamental level they are inextricably intertwined. A skewed notion of the very nature of God and whether man acknowledges him—or tries to substitute himself for God—is at the crux of the turmoil, fanaticism, and destructiveness of the politics of our day and of much of the last hundred years.This is seen well in two books of the last decade. Robert R. Reilly’s The Closing of the Muslim Mind...
  • Self-Esteem, Anti-Competition and Victimhood Society Created Elliot Rodger

    06/27/2014 4:44:36 AM PDT · by IndianaJax · 11 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 06/25/14 | Rob Binsrick
    Much has already been written about Elliot Rodger and his horrific acts of murder in Isla Vista, California last month. And some may wonder why an economic policy writer would take up such a subject. But one must remember that economics is a study of human behavior, generally about financial decisions but also the underlying reasons behind those decisions. Many have speculated that Rodger was simply a troubled kid, suffered from depression and/or was just pure evil. I personally do not share that view. I believe that there was a reason why Rodger became the person who he was because...
  • Chelsea Clinton tried to care about money but couldn't

    06/23/2014 8:30:18 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 89 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 6/23/14 | Leslie Larson
    The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and ex-secretary of state Hillary Clinton explained in a new interview why she left lucrative professions and opted for working with her family’s philanthropic foundation. ‘I was curious if I could care about (money) on some fundamental level, and I couldn’t,’ she said.
  • Woman Attacked With Bat At Fort Smith Walmart (Video)

    06/22/2014 3:27:13 PM PDT · by Main Street · 70 replies
    5NewsOnline ^ | June 19, 2014 | Aubry Killion
    [Editor's note: Warning: this surveillance video contains graphic content that some may find disturbing.] A River Valley man is behind bars after police said he attacked a woman with a baseball bat at Walmart on Sunday night (June 15). Fort Smith police said the incident happened at the Walmart on Rogers Avenue. Police said a man identified as Corey Mosley got a running start and struck a woman identified as Ashlyne Rogers in the head with a bat inside the store. “I couldn’t be happier based on the situation of how she’s doing and holding up,” said the victim’s father...
  • 9 Things You Should Know About Transgenderism

    06/22/2014 2:33:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | 6/17/14 | Joe Carter
    Transgenderism has been a frequently discussed topic over the past few weeks. On May 30, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services review board ruled that Medicare can pay for the "reassignment" surgery sought by the transgendered. A few days later Time magazine's cover story on the "transgender tipping point" declared the social movement is "poised to challenge deeply held cultural beliefs." And last week the Southern Baptist Convention, America's largest Protestant denomination, overwhelmingly passed a resolution titled “On Transgender Identity.” Since the topic will be coming up for some time to come, here are nine things you should...
  • "Lessons Not to learn in School"

    06/12/2014 6:30:42 PM PDT · by wtd · 14 replies
    Physics.gmu.edu ^ | R. J. Riggins, Rice University
    Things NOT to Learn in School by R.J. Riggins modifications made by H. Geller] Do not -- repeat -- do not learn these lessons. If we're teaching you these things, we're sorry. If you've learned any of these already, forget them fast, before you get out of school! 1. YOU ONLY NEED TO GET A 70 70% is NOT OK. 70% stinks. Name one occupation in which it is OK to be right only 70% of the time. What job lets you be totally wrong three times out of every ten -- and keep your job more than a week...
  • How New Media Are Destroying Our Lives

    05/30/2014 3:25:36 PM PDT · by NYer · 35 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | May 30, 2014 | Tom Hoopes
    Plato worried that the new media called “writing” would ruin our memories – and he was right. “If men learn this, it will implant forgetfulness in their souls; they will cease to exercise memory because they rely on that which is written, calling things to remembrance no longer from within themselves, but by means of external marks.” Martin Heidegger and other philosophers worried that the typewriter would make our thinking more mechanical. They were right, too.Each new medium has diminished man a little – radio made us expect to be entertained all the time; television hurt our ability to concentrate...
  • Why should we accept the hell of other people’s kids?

    05/08/2014 5:48:49 AM PDT · by relictele · 98 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 08 May 2014 | Amanda Craig
    Is there anyone on the planet who wouldn’t pay to avoid travelling with other people’s children? A survey has found that almost 70 per cent of travellers think planes should have child-free zones. Half of those would pay up to £63 extra to fly without children, especially on long-haul flights. I can see what they mean. Flying back from Italy recently, I had my back so thoroughly bruised by a small, restless boy that if King Herod were standing in the European elections, I’d almost be tempted. Under normal circumstances, I like children – an eccentricity which has led to...
  • Selective Outrage when It Comes to Racism

    05/02/2014 12:14:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2014 | Linda Chavez
    Racism is ugly, no matter who is spewing it. But there does seem to be a double standard when it comes to public outrage on the subject. It was less than a week after LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling's racist comments to his girlfriend in a private conversation became public that he was banned for life from NBA games and venues, fined $2.5 million, and on the verge of being forced to sell his team. But when a Democratic congressman engages in racist, public name-calling of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the reaction is muted at best. First, let's be...
  • Unpreaching the Gospel It's What We're Doing by Staying Silent on Abortion

    05/01/2014 2:33:48 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 7 replies
    BreakPoint ^ | April 30, 2014 | Rolley Haggard
    A recent article in “World” Magazine titled “Still-silent shepherds” summarized the top reasons evangelical pastors give for not preaching against abortion. Among them is that “preaching on the issue might politically stigmatize the pastor or politicize the pulpit, scaring seekers off.” Aside from the fact that such reasoning is purely pragmatic—concerned with results (what works) rather than principle (what's right)—it is also severely problematic in three of its underlying assumptions: One, that pulpits should avoid moral issues with controversial political overtones; Two, that silence is justified on issues that may “scare seekers off”; Three, that ignoring issues like abortion won't...
  • The New Age of Gay Mr. Manners

    04/30/2014 5:25:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    The times they are a-changing in ways even Bob Dylan didn't foresee. I have an early childhood memory riding my bike and coming across a discarded booklet on proper social etiquette. It had the perfunctory rules. Gentlemen always open doors for ladies. Stand when a lady comes in the room. And so on. But the one I remember vividly is this: A lady always extends her hand first in greeting. Why? Fifty years ago I could understand the concept, but even then, I thought it was a bit much. Today that rule's been abandoned. Who decides these things anyway? Miss...
  • How Privileged Are You? (checklist)

    04/12/2014 12:51:11 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 61 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | April 10, 2014 | Rega Jha and Tommy Wesely
    Check(list) your privilege.
  • Anyone seek The latest episode of Rake?

    04/07/2014 5:33:08 AM PDT · by The Louiswu · 12 replies
    Me | 4/7/14 | The Louiswu
    Did anyone see the latest episode of Rake where the lead character, a lawyer, made a case for the acceptance of beastiality, and won, clearing his client of wrong doing?
  • The Expert...a short comedy sketch.

    04/05/2014 5:06:42 AM PDT · by Vanders9 · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | Lauris Beinerts
    The Expert...Someone sent me this and I thought it was well worth sharing. Enjoy!
  • Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them?

    04/01/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 79 replies
    jxb7076
    Nostalgia, The Good Old Days – Who Needs Them? America needs a visionary for the future! During the past, and recent presidential election we hear the all too familiar suggestion of “returning to the good old days.” Every candidate talk about returning America to a sense of values. I don’t know about you but each time I hear, or heard that suggestion I get a little queasy in the stomach accompanied by a little bewilderment, confusion, and absolute disgust! Whenever I hear the suggestion I often wonder exactly what period in time they want to take us back to! Could...
  • UKRAINE YOUTH PATRIOTISM National Anthem of Ukraine (Rock version)

    03/26/2014 11:47:53 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    YOUTUBE ^ | 3-25-2014 | Nicky Rubchenko
    "We are the peoples of Ukraine and we are here to make the world better. We can NOT do that all alone: join us and together we'll get it sooner. 
  • THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING..

    03/26/2014 6:10:11 AM PDT · by carlo3b · 13 replies
    CookingWithChefCarlo ^ | March 26, 2014 | Carlo3b DAD/CHEF/AUTHOR
    THE EVOLUTION OF PARENTING.. The 40’s.. THE EYES.. If an adult looked at you, you froze.. The 50’s.. THE SILENT TREATMENT.. If they stopped talking, you stopped asking, or else.. The 60’s.. THE COMMAND.. Sit down and Shut up, and that was the last straw.. The 70’s.. THE DISCUSSION.. Let’s talk about this. The compromise.. The 80’s.. THE PAY-OFF.. If you stop, I’ll buy you.. The 90’s.. THE THREATS.. You told the school councilor WHAT? 2000’s.. ..  THE END.. You could do time Behind Bars for placing your kid in TIME OUT! YIKESDoes anyone have the number to a Bail...
  • Commission Finds ‘No Compelling Medical Reason’ To Exclude Transgender Americans From Military

    03/13/2014 2:34:00 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies
    An independent commission led by a former U.S. surgeon general has concluded there “is no compelling medical reason” for the U.S. armed forces to prohibit transgender Americans from serving and that President Barack Obama could lift the decades-old ban without approval from Congress, according to a report being released Thursday. The report said Department of Defense regulations designed to keep transgender people from joining or remaining in the military on the grounds of psychological and physical unfitness are based on outdated beliefs that require thousands of current service members either to leave the service or to forego the medical procedures...
  • Welcome to the Obama world

    03/12/2014 7:20:41 AM PDT · by CMAC51 · 7 replies
    Straight from the mouth of an Obama believer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRRwZDSmTVI#t=12
  • No Political Fix to America’s Death Spiral

    03/11/2014 6:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 11, 2014 | Matt Barber, Vice President, Liberty Counsel Action
    The question is not, “Is America falling?” but, rather, “Why is America falling?” I’m currently writing from CPAC 2014, the nation’s largest gathering of conservative political junkies. The event is being held at the beautiful Gaylord National hotel, adjacent to the scenic shoreline of the historic Potomac River. We’re just a few short miles from Washington, D.C., which, at least for now, remains the modern-day equivalent of the Roman Empire. I say “at least for now” because America finds itself skipping along the primrose path to Rome’s ill-fated finale. I needn’t trouble you with evidence to that effect as this...
  • Babies are special

    02/26/2014 1:30:03 PM PST · by franky8 · 6 replies
    Frank Cunningham
    Our Lord has a special place for His babies 36 Then he took a little child and put it among them; and taking it in his arms, he said to them, 37“Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes not me but the one who sent me.”~~~ Mark 9 Today’s Society faces many challenging issues such as abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research and gay marriage, and people are either interested in the subject or could care less. This booklet is directed at those who care less. Care less people usually are in that...
  • 5 Ways Socialism Destroys Societies

    02/25/2014 12:55:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 25, 2014 | John Hawkins
    There are a lot of arguments about whether communism, socialism, and liberalism are the same thing. What shouldn't be arguable is that they're all closely related branches of the same tree. If you don't want to live in a house made out of Aleppo Pine, you probably won't like a Coulter Pine or Eastern White Pine house either. However, since socialism has failed so often, socialists of every stripe bend over backwards to disassociate themselves from the many other disasters created by their ideology. Still, a pine by any other name is still a pine. Socialism is particularly dangerous because...
  • Challenge your friend, be generous to your foe: Part one of a series on cultural dialogue

    02/25/2014 9:38:57 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 1 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 2/22/14 | Dr. Bianchi
    The cultural chasm between religious individuals and American society is swelling. On a personal level, I feel distant from the current trends in politics, television, movies, and music. It’s becoming harder for individuals with Catholic sensibilities, for instance, to tune into the Grammys or scan across Yahoo’s headlines without feeling lost. Amidst the vast difference between my own beliefs and the accepted principles of secular culture, I have been contemplating how we can dialogue with people on the other side. How do we avoid hiding in our own little clique of likeminded individuals? How do we cut through all the...
  • The Twisted Motives Behind Political Correctness

    02/20/2014 5:56:37 PM PST · by Renfield · 18 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 2-19-2014 | Tyler Durden
    As I have confessed in the past, in my early years I found myself active in the Democratic Party and the general liberal methodology. I had no understanding of the concept of the false left/right paradigm. I had no inkling of the dangers of globalism and central banking. I had no concept of decentralization or non-participation. I had never even heard of libertarianism. I knew only that George W. Bush was a criminal (and I was right), but the problem went far deeper than the GOP. I was astoundingly ignorant of the bigger picture. However, what I did have going...
  • The Olympic Games, where feast and famine collide

    02/19/2014 9:41:05 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/19/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Tap water that looks like urine? Soiled toilet paper that you can’t flush? Unfinished hotel rooms? Pillows you have to surrender to the athletes? The most expensive Olympic Winter Games in world history is looking to be waste gone wild in an obscene expenditure of an estimated $51 BILLION, money that could be better spent helping the world’s poor! “Critics claim that the huge cost of the Games and alleged corruption are evidence of endemic problems,” says the UK GUARDIAN newspaper that points an accusatory finger at Sochi. (1) The huge outlay for the “RusSki Gorki Jumping Centre, $265 million,...
  • SEVERAL IMPORTANT QUESTIONS!

    02/13/2014 10:34:31 AM PST · by Dick Bachert · 3 replies
    Vanity | 2/13/2014 | Dick Bachert
    The following comments have been attributed to Democrat political operative James Carville (aka “Serpenthead”, an appellation given him by his own wife). According to the alleged myth-busting website Snopes, owned and operated by a leftist Canadian husband and wife team who have been often caught shading – or ignoring altogether – information inimical to their leftist agenda, Carville never said this: (Begin Carville's “alleged statement”.) "Ideologies aren't all that important. What's important is psychology. The Democratic constituency is just like a herd of cows. All you have to do is lay out enough silage and they come running. That's why...
  • What Drives Success? (Why are some ethnic groups in America doing better than others?)

    01/27/2014 12:52:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2014 | Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld
    A SEEMINGLY un-American fact about America today is that for some groups, much more than others, upward mobility and the American dream are alive and well. It may be taboo to say it, but certain ethnic, religious and national-origin groups are doing strikingly better than Americans overall. Indian-Americans earn almost double the national figure (roughly $90,000 per year in median household income versus $50,000). Iranian-, Lebanese- and Chinese-Americans are also top-earners. In the last 30 years, Mormons have become leaders of corporate America, holding top positions in many of America’s most recognizable companies. These facts don’t make some groups “better”...
  • Harvey Weinstein has change of heart

    01/17/2014 7:48:47 PM PST · by Belteshazzar · 38 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 1/17/14 | Anita Busch
    A day after he announced he was going to make a film taking on the NRA with Meryl Streep, Harvey Weinstein — the producer of several violent films — told CNN’s Piers Morgan in an interview to air tonight that he has had a change of heart about violent content in film. django-unchained-trailerAsked by Morgan about his hypocrisy of making these violent films, Weinstein said, “They have a point. You have to look in the mirror, too. I have to choose movies that aren’t violent or as violent as they used to be. I know for me personally, you know,...
  • Asking the Right Questions about Pot

    01/12/2014 9:26:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 1-12-14 | Sally Zelikovsky
    He was in high school and quite brilliant. The kind of kid who didn't pick up a book all year and aced all of his honors and AP tests -- in complex subjects like Physics. He was also musically gifted. But he couldn't stop smoking weed. The school and his parents did all they could; he even took up sports so he wouldn't go home after school and smoke. The more he smoked, the more he slacked off, the less frequently he attended class, did his work, and participated in class. They finally expelled him. He was last seen walking...
  • Abortion Rate Continues to Decline

    12/18/2013 5:24:57 PM PST · by Sparticus · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2013 | Michael J. New
    Last month, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released abortion figures for the year 2010. The data indicates that the national abortion rate continues its 20 year decline. The number of abortions performed declined by 3 percent between 2009 and 2010. This decline is fairly consistent across the country. The number of abortions went down in 36 of the 44 states that reported data to the CDC. Furthermore, there was no strong regional variation in the decline. The decline in southern states was actually slightly less than the national average. The abortion decline was nearly equal in red states and...
  • Woman Be a Woman

    12/11/2013 7:34:27 AM PST · by austinaero · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 7, 2013 | Kyleshay Draper
    Kyleshay Draper wrote a poem called "Woman Be A Woman",,, talks about girls take the thug over the guy with the degree.....check it out! verse..."These girls are choosing to be strippers instead of choosing to go to college"
  • Humanity’s Cancer

    12/04/2013 10:14:05 AM PST · by guyshomenet · 5 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 12/4/2013 | Guy Smith
    There is a cancer in the American body politic. It is looking likely that only radical surgery can save the patient. Cancerous cells have three common mutations that make them fatal. First, they have to avoid being killed (apoptosis is the process where abnormal cells are destroyed). Next, the cells must have a means to grow unregulated. Finally, cancerous cells must spread throughout the body. The political cancer called socialism works in the same three phases. In America, our Constitution of limited and enumerated powers was the primary apoptosis mechanism, designed to keep government from doing the nasty things other...
  • Social networks can help predict gun violence

    12/04/2013 6:58:03 AM PST · by kobald · 13 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 3, 2013 | Andrew V. Papachristos
    Is it possible to predict who is most likely to die at the hands of a gun? Not shootings like those at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., or the Washington Navy Yard, but the all-too-common shootings that occur in neighborhoods across the country. The idea is not far-fetched if one drills down into the nature of gun violence, which, in the way it is transmitted, bears striking similarities to public health epidemics such as cholera in Haiti or HIV/AIDS in the United States. Epidemics of any kind are not random... More than 40 percent...
  • New Mom Under Fire for Post-Baby Body Selfie

    12/02/2013 3:11:27 PM PST · by NohSpinZone · 70 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 12/2/13 | Beth Greenfield
    "This is not a selfie. This is an act of war," writes one Australian blogger in response to the image — just one of many blogs, news outlets, body-image experts and social-media commenters around the world to weigh in on the matter in the past few days, putting the photo at the center of a major online body-image controversy. "This whole situation has become ludicrous. The competition for women to give birth and then immediately remove any trace from their their bodies that they ever carried a child is OBSCENE. There is no other word for it." Another blogger calls...
  • Odds Favor White Men, Asian Women On Dating App

    12/02/2013 9:27:26 AM PST · by Theoria · 73 replies
    NPR ^ | 30 Nov 2013 | Kat Chow and Elise Hu
    Researchers recently took data from the Facebook app Are You Interested and found that not only is race a factor in our online dating interests, but particular races get disproportionately high — and low — amounts of interest. Of the 2.4 million heterosexual interactions researchers reviewed, the findings show: Women get three times the interactions men do.All men seemed to be more interested in people outside their race.Black men and women get the lowest response rates to their messages.All women except black women are most drawn to white men, and men of all races (with one notable exception) prefer Asian...
  • Vanity - How is this different?

    11/30/2013 11:44:43 AM PST · by MarkL · 40 replies
    Me | 11/30/2013 | Me
    The other day as I was driving, I was listening to a Fox News show on Sat Radio (free demo for a couple more days). Anyway, the host was interviewing recent graduates, and the typical questions (who did you vote for? Why did you vote the way you did?) were getting the typical answers, but then I heard something that just really clicked and made me wonder. The host asked who would vote for Hillary in 2016, and I guess there was only 1 guy who raised his hand. (the following is very much paraphrased) When the host asked why,...
  • ‘For the anthropologist, the widespread failure to marry is a sign of cultural collapse’

    11/25/2013 3:54:01 PM PST · by NYer · 62 replies
    Catholic Herald ^ | November 25, 2013 | FRANCIS PHILLIPS
    A new booklet on the decline of marriage should concern us.Commitment is difficult but rewarding Family Education Trust, an independent think-tank that supports family life founded on marriage between a man and a woman through research and the publication of resources, has produced a new on-line resource: A Brief History of Marriage by John de Waal. In PDF format, it is intended for downloading as a teaching resource for PSHE, history or RE classes.It provides a short survey of marriage throughout the ages, from the ancient world, through the Old Testament and then the Christian centuries, up to the present...
  • The Hunt for White Privilege

    11/21/2013 12:00:50 PM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 15 replies
    LPSullivan.com ^ | November 21, 2013 | LP Sullivan
    Much has been said lately about something called ‘white privilege’. I had never actually seen this creature, so I decided to do a little bit of investigating. ‘What does it look like? How will I know if I cross its path?’ I have asked several people. The problem then is the responses: no two are alike. It seems this white privilege thing is quite controversial, and while no two people who believe in this thing can agree on specifics, they all agree it exists. Apparently it’s not a physical creature at all but a ‘societal truth’. It’s kind of like...
  • "Damsel in Defense" aims to help women protect themselves

    11/20/2013 8:42:41 AM PST · by Paul46360 · 7 replies
    wndu.com ^ | 11-20-13
    "With more and more home invasions and robberies in our area, women are looking for ways to protect themselves and their families. But not everyone wants to carry a gun."
  • America after Obama

    11/15/2013 5:55:26 AM PST · by EXCH54FE · 19 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Nov 15, 2013 | Richard Winchester
    What will the United States of America be like after Barack Obama leaves the presidency on January 20, 2017 (assuming he does leave)? Five days before the 2008 election, Obama declared he would "fundamentally transform" America. Obama has done much to fulfill that promise since January 20, 2009. If he completes his agenda, the U.S. will be very much like a European-style welfare state. Obama is not personally responsible for some of the changes in American society that have facilitated the welfare state's growth. Charles Murray (Coming Apart), Bill Cosby and Alvin Poussaint (Come On People), and Nicholas Eberstadt (A...
  • Up in Arms [Violence-related issues rooted in America's 11 Nations]

    11/10/2013 12:41:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Tufts Magazine ^ | Fall 2013 issue | COLIN WOODARD
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