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  • America Tested: Five Questions for 2016

    06/21/2016 9:50:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 21, 2016 | John Andrews
    A presidential campaign puts the country through a rugged exam. It not only tests the candidates against each other, this year Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton. It also tests the parties, Republicans warning of what government can do to you versus Democrats purring of what government can do for you. But most of all, America itself is put to the test: What do we the people value and desire as free citizens? Where do we want to be heading as a nation? Though Trump was my last choice in the GOP primaries, I believe he is the best and only...
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carl’s Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/17/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    The ROOT CAUSE of our economic woes including business leaving our shores is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT unconstitutionally forcing minimum wage on business. Minimum wage, regulations, unions, and high taxes are THE CAUSE of businesses moving elsewhere. Federal government is the problem NOT the solution. Although I support Trump, his tariff proposals are MORE federal government and do NOTHING to attack the ROOT CAUSES of the loss of jobs in our country. Tariffs have the appearance but not the reality of a solution - they are only palliative and delay the actual reforms needed. A tariff is a tax and China...
  • Stand and Deliver - Paul’s Message to Peter

    04/30/2016 6:59:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/30/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    A basic truism of economics is that if you subsidize something you get more of it and if you penalize something you get less What we learn before we turn eighteen becomes the common sense of our later life. Just as the vast majority of people after careful consideration of all the candidates and the issues end up voting for the same party as their parents so too most people can never break free of the paradigm impressed upon them as they grew up. Many people repeat the time worn phrase, “Those who don’t learn from History are doomed to...
  • Unhappy America: Will The United States Collapse Due To An Internal Societal Meltdown?

    04/25/2016 4:48:00 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 83 replies
    End Of The American Dream ^ | 4/24/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Are we witnessing the beginning of the end for the United States of America? All great nations eventually fall, and the United States is not going to be any exception. Many of those that write about the decline of our once great country tend to focus on external threats, and there are certainly many that could be talked about. But perhaps even more ominous is the internal societal meltdown that we see happening all around us. According to Real Clear Politics, recent surveys show that 67 percent of Americans believe that the country is on the wrong track, and only...
  • How should We Then Live (Video Series)

    04/10/2016 2:40:43 AM PDT · by Fai Mao · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1977 | Schaeffer, Francis
    I think the examination of the emphasis upon sexuality and hedonism in the late Roman Empire and Modern Western society is both fascinating and scary. These are somewhat dry productions but contain a lot of truth.
  • Welfare Queen says Working is Stupid

    04/06/2016 4:35:41 PM PDT · by Right-wing Librarian · 37 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 6, 2016 | Political Ears
    Welfare queen from Austin, Texas says that she makes at least twice as much money on public assistance as she could at any job. AND SHE GIVES DETAILS on how she scams/leeches the system. God help us.
  • Let Go And Let His Supply Flow (Video)

    03/31/2016 1:12:22 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 2 replies
    Facebook.com ^ | 3/31/16 | Joseph Prince
    Learn how you can finally stop worrying and see God's supply flow. (See video at link.)
  • Weekly Prepper Thread

    03/25/2016 12:23:50 PM PDT · by TMSuchman · 12 replies
    Myself | March 25,2016 | Mike Suchman
    Blessed Good Friday & Easter weekend Everyone; With this being one of the holiest weekends of the year, it got me thinking. We have been discussing a total grid down situation/s where basically everything would have gone to heck in a hand basket. We know that we're not going to live forever. So after the world has totally fallen apart, what are going to do with those who has "passed on before us". There are a lot of different ideas & methods available to us. Everything from building very elaborate concrete & rock tombs, to being cremated, to just leaving...
  • What have we become? Vanity

    03/13/2016 4:14:21 PM PDT · by Badboo
    March 13, 2016 | Self
    Unfortunately, I can't get any of the link to copy. http://scienceofmind.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/SoM_in_Newsweek_Mar2016.jpg
  • Two Best Lines Last Night ("Q&A Session" Mislabeled a "Debate")

    02/26/2016 9:47:09 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 28 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 2/15/16 | PennsylvaniaMom
    Carson - "somebody please attack me..." when he was being ignored. Trump - [After] Cruz saying "you fund crooked politicians" and Trump comes back with "I donated to you!"
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 24 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • Sowell: The Demand for Villains

    01/25/2016 1:57:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 26, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The latest tempest in a teapot controversy is over a lack of black nominees for this year's Academy Awards in Hollywood. The assumption seems to be that different groups would be proportionally represented if somebody were not doing somebody else wrong. That assumption carries great weight in far more important things than Academy Awards and in places more important than Hollywood, including the Supreme Court of the United States. In an earlier era, the groupthink assumption was that groups that did not succeed as often, or as well, were genetically inferior. But is our current groupthink assumption based on any...
  • A Woman Against Equality [translated from an Arabic editorial]

    01/23/2016 4:33:06 PM PST · by Ulmius · 24 replies
    Sasa Post ^ | January 21, 2016 | Du'a Shuhanah
    I am currently not considered a little girl; however, I have not yet become a woman. I am a female at the threshold of 30 years of age, and I see that the idea of equality is an oppressive one with no meaning. Equality, which Qasem Amin (considered by many to by the first Arab feminist) demanded, as well as the freedom he demanded for women which aimed for advancement, were the result of the regression of a society that was treating women at that time as things that didn't have rights. A girl didn't have the right to choose...
  • How Christianity Benefits Society, Even “Angry Humanists”

    01/23/2016 12:18:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Townhall ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jerry Newcombe
    Why has America been blessed in many ways in the past? At its core, the answer has to do with the Judeo-Christian tradition. We are living off of the residue of that great heritage. As one author put it, "one of our nation's primary advantages over many others lies in the greater strength of religion in American life." That author is Dr. Rodney Stark, a professor at Baylor, who is a specialist on the sociology of religion. Last week I mentioned a remarkable book he wrote that I feel did not get the attention it deserves. It's called America's Blessings: How Religion Benefits...
  • Human Skull Found at Former Drambuie Mansion (Scotch Whisky Murder Mystery)

    01/21/2016 7:02:04 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    Human Skull Found at Former Drambuie Mansion A human skull has been discovered in the grounds of a mansion previously occupied by the chairman of Scotch whisky liqueur brand Drambuie. As reported by the Scottish Daily Record, police have found what is believed to be a woman’s skull at Gogar Mount House, where Drambuie chairman Mary Mackinnon lived until 10 years ago. The property and its 23-acre grounds was also previously owned by whisky distiller Sir Robert Usher in the 1800s. Police expanded their search for any further remains to a nearby golf course and other areas. In particular, a...
  • Professional Atheist Dawkins Says Christianity a Bulwark Against Something Worse

    01/12/2016 6:38:40 AM PST · by Shery · 43 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12 January, 2016 | Thomas D. Williams
    In a text that is coursing about on social media, professional God-slayer Richard Dawkins begrudgingly admitted that Christianity may actually be our best defense against aberrant forms of religion that threaten the world. “There are no Christians, as far as I know, blowing up buildings,” Dawkins said. “I am not aware of any Christian suicide bombers. I am not aware of any major Christian denomination that believes the penalty for apostasy is death.” In a rare moment of candor, Dawkins reluctantly accepted that the teachings of Jesus Christ do not lead to a world of terror, whereas followers of radical...
  • Is it socially undesirable to back Donald Trump?

    12/21/2015 7:06:28 PM PST · by NotchJohnson · 30 replies
    Rock Hill Herald ^ | David Lightman
    WASHINGTON So you like Donald Trump? You may be reluctant to tell a live telephone pollster, a new study found. “Social desirability may be a key factor in why Donald Trump performs better in online polls than through live-telephone interviews,” according to a study released Monday by Morning Consult, which studies political trends. The group interviewed 2,397 registered Republicans and Republican-leaning independents in mid-December. People began the survey online, and one-third then answered questions about Trump and other GOP candidates online. One-third answered the questions with a live interview via telephone, and another third answered with an automated phone voice.
  • Mob Rule Demands in Higher Education

    11/12/2015 7:13:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/12/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    College has become a very expensive place where Christianity, conservatism, the American flag, and the Constitution of the United States of America are not welcome anymore but Islam, atheism, communism, and environmentalism are invited “The people that hate this country, people that despise it, people who grew up being taught what a rotten place this was all the way back in the sixties through today are running the country now.” – Rush I’ve always suspected that in higher education football was king and liberal arts programs were more about socialist indoctrination than about education. There are exceptions in science majors...
  • Gender unicorn: fantasy definitions and sexes validate feelings

    11/05/2015 7:27:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/05/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    The confusion induced in these youngsters is producing one effect – the demolition of social mores and, eventually, society itself. All of it based on a fantasy of language, animal allusions and contrived sexes Efforts to infiltrate fifth and sixth grade health courses with additional classifications of sex are popping up in public schools. With the help of unfettered political correctness, the Genderbread Person and the Gender Unicorn corrupt not only the English language but the basic biology of mankind. (I suppose using the Biblical reference of “mankind” will raise hackles among the super-sensitive “gender” police.) But let’s get one...
  • What It's Like To Be a Transgender 6-Year-Old Girl,

    10/31/2015 7:36:25 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 69 replies
    People ^ | 31 October 2015 | JENNIFER HEYDE
    To keep up with the adventures of the Keswani family, visit PEOPLE.com/keswanis. It's been a big year for the transgender community, thanks in large part to Caitlyn Jenner. But not every member of the community is 66: Devina Keswani, the youngest of three children in PEOPLE's new web series, The Keswanis: A Most Modern Family, and a proud Girl Scout, is just 6. "One [of my classmates] hates transgender, and he hates me because I'm transgender," Devina says, adding, "Before that he liked me, but now he hates me. He spits at me and pushes me."
  • Why I Was Wrong About Socialism

    10/29/2015 8:48:34 AM PDT · by 100American · 12 replies
    https://www.youtube.com ^ | Published on Oct 24, 2015 | Stefan Molyneux
    Explains the mindset of someone who has escaped.... Not fanatical, one of if not the best video I have ever seen to explain the foundation of their mindset.. Cool guy and easy listen Brilliant! Cheers!
  • What political correctness has wrought

    10/26/2015 6:29:10 PM PDT · by 100American · 8 replies
    http://www.washingtontimes.com/ ^ | Sunday, October 25, 2015 | By Robert Knight
    Revolutionaries such as John Dewey, Margaret Mead, Margaret Sanger, Herbert Marcuse and Wilhelm Reich, all of whom waxed poetically about the Soviet Union, inspired progressive educational and social policies that weakened support for organized religion, marital fidelity and the family while empowering the state. With the help of like-minded people in Hollywood, they hammered away at social conventions of all kinds. The weapons of choice were radical individualism and moral relativism, which they peddled on college campuses to credulous liberal faculty who passed it on to their students. By the time the 1960s rolled around, with the advent of the...
  • Big Banks to America’s Firms: We Don’t Want Your Cash

    10/24/2015 7:06:58 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 33 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 22OCT2015 | Gary Franchi
    U.S. banks are going to new lengths to ward off a surprising threat to their financial health: big cash deposits.
  • A few transgender students tie school districts in knots over locker rooms

    10/23/2015 9:28:43 PM PDT · by 100American · 72 replies
    http://www.gopusa.com ^ | October 23, 2015 6:51 am | Chicago Tribune
    http://www.gopusa.com/freshink/2015/10/23/a-few-transgender-students-tie-school-districts-in-knots-over-locker-rooms/?subscriber=1 Across America, public schools are faced with a challenge almost unheard of a generation ago: dealing with a student population that isn't sorted neatly into boys and girls. A small but growing number of students and their families are demanding that schools make accommodations for transgender youths, who were born with the body parts of one gender but identify with the other. Which bathrooms should they use? Should they play for the boys sports teams or the girls? Where should they change clothes and shower after gym class or athletic events? Palatine-based Township High School District 211 is prepared...
  • Is Justin Trudeau the sexiest politician in the world?

    10/20/2015 9:48:07 AM PDT · by 100American · 34 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | http://www.mirror.co.uk/ | MIKEY SMITH
    Last night, Canada elected genuine heartthrob Justin Trudeau , kicking off what has to be the sexiest political dynasty since the Kennedys. Justin is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau, himself a bit of a hunk with a loyal and devoted following back in the 70s. Trudeau Jr has luscious brown hair, spellbinding eyes and eyebrows that, we're reliably informed, are "entirely on point." And let's face it, he takes care of himself. He's been known to consider his shirt optional, revealing a chiselled physique a very manly tattoo. Not only that, but he once challenged a Conservative...
  • Hillary - The Queen Bee...

    10/19/2015 2:05:15 PM PDT · by 100American · 9 replies
    http://www.mckinsey.com/ ^ | October 2015 | Adam Galinsky and Maurice Schweitzer
    Meow! Queen bees: When women exclude women Similarity attracts. Over a hundred years of social-science research reveals that people prefer to associate with people like themselves. In hiring and promoting employees, people select people who went to the same schools they did, grew up in the same towns, think like them . . . and belong to the same gender. This is an almost universal truth, except for what we call the queen bee. In nature, bees epitomize cooperation, with one exception: queen bees—the rulers of the hive. They don’t cooperate; they compete. And as they compete, they can sting....
  • Oprah made a huge bet on Weight Watchers, and the stock EXPLODED 105%

    10/19/2015 1:44:39 PM PDT · by 100American · 16 replies
    Weight Watchers shares are going bonkers. The stock jumped 105% following news that Oprah Winfrey made a big bet on the company. But given the magnitude of the rally, there may be more than just the "Oprah effect." Look out below, she fixin to Explode!!!
  • What 'Game of Thrones' Says About America

    10/13/2015 11:11:47 AM PDT · by fwdude · 49 replies
    ChristianHeadlines.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Jim Denison
    HBO's Game of Thrones won the Emmy Award last Sunday for Best Drama. What does its popularity say about us? Writing for The Atlantic, Christopher Orr recently asked, "Why does the show feature so much sexual violence?" (his italics). Fans claim that Game of Thrones merely reflects the novels on which it is based. But Orr notes that the show's writers "have gone out of their way, time and time again, to ramp up the sexual violence well beyond their source material." Why? What do the show's producers know about our society? Pornography sites receive more regular traffic than Twitter,...
  • I Love My Guns

    10/07/2015 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 26 replies
    “Folks, we’ve got a problem. I love firearms, I do. I’m trained in their use, I’m skilled in their use, I’m trained in safety, and I’m a responsible firearm owner. And this is a message to responsible firearm owners. People, at some point, we’re going to have to come to the conclusion that we’re going to need to get guns away from people who shouldn’t have them.”
  • Communicators Phasers Replicators Cloaking Device Impulse Drive and the Borg

    10/03/2015 5:56:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/03/15 | Dr. Robert Owens
    Technology also offers the prospect of transforming our societies and cultures in ways we need to examine unless we intend to fly into the future blind In many ways I have always been a dystopian believing that the inevitable rise of a future technology enhanced totalitarian state will regiment and control a society that is as dehumanizing and as unpleasant as possible. I was influenced by early and repeated readings of such works as 1984, The Brave New World, A Clockwork Orange, and the Iron Heel. I was also influenced by the History of the Twentieth Century and the steady...
  • Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games

    09/16/2015 5:18:34 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    Special To The Japan Times ^ | Sep 16, 2015 | David Kracker
    We now recognize the late Yasujiro Ozu as one of Japan’s finest film directors, but his early works are lost to history, victims of a time when cinema was seen as disposable entertainment and not an art form worth saving. Joseph Redon doesn’t want the same thing to happen to video games. “You wouldn’t classify opera as ‘old music.’ It’s classical music. Video games are the same. These titles are classics and should be valued as such. Even a lousy game hints at how the medium evolved so we must preserve everything, not just the best sellers.” A network engineer...
  • Living In Acirema

    09/10/2015 6:15:55 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/10/15 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Constitution is holding us back. People decide their gender. Criminals are victims of an unjust society. Human institutions, tried and proven after countless millennia declared no longer valid Thanks to liberals we now live in a Bizarro world, like that created by DC Comics. Everything appears backwards, upside down, inside out. Laws of economics are canceled. Climate is now created by mankind, not natural processes. Nature no longer abhors a vacuum, but welcomes it. The Constitution is holding us back. People decide their gender. Criminals are victims of an unjust society. Human institutions, tried and proven after countless millennia declared...
  • Day of The Lord-Obadiah

    09/06/2015 8:56:35 PM PDT · by Shery · 1 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/13/2015 | Jacob Prasch
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sgOfVNX4_U This actual message was given while Bush & Tony Blair were still in office, but it might as well be today.
  • The difference between Republicans and Democrats

    09/02/2015 4:05:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 2, 2015 | Robert Leonard,
    "The difference between Republicans and Democrats is that Republicans believe people are fundamentally bad, while Democrats see people as fundamentally good." With that philosophical premise, former Oklahoma Rep. J.C. Watts (R) isolated the differences between members of the two political parties in the clearest manner I've ever heard, and the implications of his statement are considerable, as it explains many Republican policies for at least a generation. Watts made the remarks in Pella, Iowa, while stumping for Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) presidential bid prior to the Iowa caucuses. Watts drew the nation's attention first as the quarterback who led the...
  • Zis Is What I Call Social Madness

    08/31/2015 12:33:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2015 | Michael Brown
    In the latest example of social madness, Rickey Hall, the vice chancellor for diversity and inclusion at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, is calling on all students to use gender inclusive pronouns like “ze, hir, zir, xe, xem and xyr” in order to make the campus “welcoming and inclusive for all.” On another front, Bruce “Caitlyn” Jenner has said that he would like to date a man so that he could be treated like a woman. But his suggestion was rebuffed by interviewer and friend Jenny Boylan who replied, “Caitlyn Jenner, you are a normal woman right now, today. You don’t...
  • Our Proximity to the Tribulation

    08/02/2015 3:54:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Rapture Ready ^ | 31 July 15 | Matt Ward
    Futurism is when experts make educated, knowledgeable predictions about where humanity is going in the future. It is a growing and important field used by many national and transnational organizations to help give them an edge over competitors. The military is deeply involved in futurism, trying to gain an advantage over future potential enemies. Banks and hedge funds, also for similar reasons. Nation-states and governments spend substantial amounts of money in futurist-orientated research each year. Futurists examine trends and attempt to extrapolate where these trends may lead. It is a fascinating field and anybody who spends any time looking at...
  • Who Said America Isn't Great

    07/15/2015 9:33:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2015 | John Nantz
    Matt Walsh, that’s who. So, who is Matt Walsh? Some pinko-commie? A left-wing tenured professor lurking in the halls of academe? Perhaps he's a lunatic, trans-racial fraud tortured by the white guilt boogey man? No, he’s a conservative Catholic blogger with a big following. Walsh recently penned a column entitled, No, America Is Not a Great Nation. The concept of American greatness is perennially under attack from elements of the Left. However, it has become fashionable for certain pundits on the Right to join the Left in the funeral dirge. American politics and government, specifically the entrenched Left-wing bureaucracy, are...
  • Preppers: Meet the paranoid Americans awaiting the apocalypse

    07/13/2015 8:20:26 AM PDT · by PROCON · 106 replies
    theweek.com ^ | July 12, 2015 | Rod O'Connor
    BY ALL APPEARANCES, Bob Valenti is your average upwardly mobile suburbanite. The 40-something father of two has a couple of advanced degrees and a high-paying job at a high-flying technology company. He has an aggressive retirement plan and plenty socked away in college funds for his kids. As of last year, he also has a plan for surviving the end of the world as we know it. A few years ago, Valenti (who asked that his real name not be used, for reasons that will be clear soon enough) and his wife traded their Chicago townhouse for a gorgeous $800,000...
  • What this young educated black female has to say about liberal racists

    You have to hear what this young black educated female has to say about the liberals and Democrats. Needless to say, I am very impressed by this young woman:
  • America's Extreme Makeover Is Socialism In Action

    06/27/2015 5:55:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 27, 2015 | Jeff Crouere
    The pace of change impacting the United States of America is accelerating at an alarming rate. This week the Supreme Court bolstered Obamacare by rewriting the law and sanctioning the subsidies that are the centerpiece of the program. On Friday, by a 5-4 margin, the justices legalized gay marriage in all 50 states. This sweeping decision rendered meaningless the vote of Americans in states across the nation. In essence, these Supreme Court justices, a majority appointed by Republicans, have become a leading force in advancing the liberal agenda. According to research from the New York Times, 54% of the rulings...
  • The New Shut Up Culture

    06/16/2015 1:13:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 16, 2015 | Jon Schwebbe
    (Disclaimer: The author of this piece is a white, middle class, heterosexual, Christian male. Please disregard all opinions below because PRIVILEGE.) A friend texted me the other day about abortion. Previously, she was very pro-choice. However, after reading up on the horrors of abortion and how women are negatively affected, she realized that she was actually pro-life. She told me she felt convicted in her new belief, but she was afraid to speak out about it because “people are too mean.” She's right. People are mean. If she expressed her opinion publicly, there's no doubt she would be ruthlessly attacked...
  • The Challenge: Persecuted Christians

    06/12/2015 3:19:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Rebecca Hagelin
    Editor’s note: This column was co-authored by Kristin Carey. Every Western Christian knows it: the feeling that comes when eyes turn away from us, when quiet scoffing and silent anger sweep over us. We know that feeling when we turn down vices, or bring up hopes, or steadily stick to “outdated” morals. They (those who roll their eyes or keep their distance) hear we are Christians and assume we are some mix of naive, boring, closed-minded, prejudiced, and hypocritical. They ask us, again and again, not to judge them—we feel misunderstood. In this “us” vs. “them” mentality, Christians are pre-judged...
  • Bystander Nation

    06/12/2015 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/15 | Michael Shannon
    Left’s Bystander Nation. Let the authorities and experts handle it, while you mind your own business. Individual responsibility is something for cowboys from Oklahoma For all intents and purposes the Savopoulos family were good, civic–minded residents of Washington, DC. Savvas, and his wife Amy, were active in charitable causes and contributed $51,800 to both Republican and Democrat candidates since 2006. The Daily Mail reports that even though Savopoulos was very wealthy he didn’t surround himself with bodyguards or other security and the family didn’t hesitate to open the door when someone knocked. When you live near Vice President Joe “Shotgun”...
  • Conflicted We Stand About Islam—But We Don’t Have To

    06/01/2015 8:37:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/01/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    Our fallen heroes, our country, and our civilization deserve no less, no less than our best efforts and no less than our best sense Any reasonable stance about the nature of Islam invites both reasoned and unreasoned Commentary, and from all sides of the spectrum of belief systems. When discussing Islam it seems as if the perspectives we’re stuck with are those of the mink-wearer—vs. the mink. Certainly these two perspectives cannot be reconciled. So it seems with the nature of Islam. Even when we boot irrational arguments from the room, many legitimate but diametrically opposed arguments remain standing.
  • This is your brain on Whiteness: The invisible psychology of white American ignorance explained

    05/23/2015 12:14:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Salon ^ | May 22, 2015 | Chauncey DeVega
    Earlier this week, outlaw motorcycle clubs engaged in a daylight gun battle in Waco, Texas. This combat involved hundreds of people. The mall where the riot occurred was left resembling a war zone, with hundreds of spent bullet cartridges strewn about, broken bodies everywhere, and police and other local municipal services overwhelmed. By the end of melee, nine outlaws were dead, 18 wounded, and at least 165 people were arrested; 120 guns were recovered at the crime scene. In late April and early May, African-American young people protested the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore police. Those peaceful protests...
  • Making Sense of Today's World

    05/18/2015 7:56:41 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 10 replies
    5/18/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Maybe someone can explain this. Making sense of this can't be easy. The question is whether or not it can be done and even greater, whether it should. How did society come to a point in which a person can sue for forced abortions on minority children and be lauded as an advocate? Isn't this something that anyone on the most basic of levels, and I'm talking real basic over here, should find loathsome and disgusting? At the same time, a person who says that the life of a potential or developing baby is worth more than that of a...
  • Poor Little Rich Women

    05/18/2015 1:15:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The New York Times' Sunday Review ^ | May 16, 2015 | Wednesday Martin
    WHEN our family moved from the West Village to the Upper East Side in 2004, seeking proximity to Central Park, my in-laws and a good public school, I thought it unlikely that the neighborhood would hold any big surprises. For many years I had immersed myself — through interviews, reviews of the anthropological literature and participant-observation — in the lives of women from the Amazon basin to sororities at a Big Ten school. I thought I knew from foreign. Then I met the women I came to call the Glam SAHMs, for glamorous stay-at-home-moms, of my new habitat. My culture...
  • Newton's Telescope and Hubble - Objectivity #16 (VIDEO)

    05/12/2015 7:44:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4-20-2015 | Objectivity
    With the 25th anniversary of The Hubble Space Telescope fast approaching, Brady and Keith look at a priceless artefact - Sir Isaac Newton's very own reflecting telescope.
  • Exactly a Yard - Objectivity #19 (VIDEO)

    05/12/2015 7:25:55 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 5-12-2015 | Objectivity
    Brady and Keith look at some of The Royal Society's collection of standard weights and measures - including a particularly special one that even Keith had never unpacked before!
  • 1 womb, 2 dads: Judge rules man must only support one twin, report says

    05/07/2015 2:52:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 38 replies
    NJ.com ^ | May 7, 2015
    PATERSON — The man who was believed to have fathered twin girls in Passaic County actually only fathered one of them, according to a precedent-setting ruling by a Superior Court judge. It's the first paternity case in New Jersey and only the third nationwide to feature two different fathers for a set of twins. Judge Sohail Mohammed ruled that a man identified only as "A.S." was off the hook for child support payments to one of the twins after DNA testing determined he fathered one with 99.9 percent certainty but could not have been the father of the other.