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  • Good News from United Methodist General Conference

    02/25/2019 7:46:24 AM PST · by xzins · 60 replies
    Juicy Ecumenism ^ | 24 Mar 19 | Mark Tooley
    In a key United Methodist General Conference vote setting voting priorities for the next three days, delegates preferred the Traditional Plan backed by global evangelicals over the liberalizing One Church Plan backed by most bishops. The Traditional Plan, which got nearly 56%, reaffirms current United Methodist teaching on marriage as male and female. One Church Plan, which got nearly 49%, would overturn that teaching and compel local congregations to choose their own definition of marriage. In one swoop, delegates were asked to vote their preference on dozens of legislative proposals and could vote yes to each one. The vote sets...
  • CALIFORNIA CHAOS: Plan To SPLIT STATE Into 3 GAINS STEAM Ahead Of Midterms

    07/02/2018 3:24:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 94 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 07/02/18 | Hannity Staff
    The proposal to split California into three separate states is gaining traction just months ahead of the 2018 midterms, with many voters agreeing that the Golden State is simply too diverse and large to properly govern. The movement -dubbed by many as Cal3- calls for the division of California into three smaller states; each anchored by a major metropolitan center serving as the territory’s capital. While the direct plan has yet to be revealed, many are calling for the creation of California with Los Angeles as the state capital, Northern California with San Francisco as the capital, and Southern California...
  • California Dems bid to split up state

    04/19/2018 7:24:22 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 18, 2018, 3 hours ago | Maxim Lott
    Californians likely will vote in November on a long-shot referendum to split their giant state into three – a measure that, while standing little chance of success, would represent a political gift to Democrats. Such a California breakup would upset the political balance in the Senate if it actually happened, and hurt the GOP. According to a Fox News analysis of county-level voting data, splitting California as outlined would create two solid blue states and one leaning blue state. That could very well mean four extra Senate seats for Democrats – plus four more electoral votes in presidential elections. So...
  • California could vote on separating into 3 states in November

    04/13/2018 4:15:30 AM PDT · by vannrox · 80 replies
    UPI ^ | 13APR18 | Ray Downs
    April 13 (UPI) -- A venture capitalist billionaire said he received enough signatures to get a measure on California's November ballot that asks voters if they want to split California into three states. Tim Draper, the chairman of Cal 3, the organization pushing the measure, said they've obtained more than 600,000 signatures -- nearly twice the number needed to get on a state ballot -- and will present them to the California Secretary of State for verification.
  • California Today: A Proposal to Split California Into Three (YES!)

    09/04/2017 8:31:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 82 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8/30/17 | Mike McPhate
    In contrast to the so-called Calexit movement, which aspires to secession, these proponents see California’s salvation in greater local autonomy within the union. A few years ago, a bid to create six states out of California drew wide media attention but ultimately fizzled. Now, the architect of that effort, a tech billionaire named Timothy C. Draper, is back with another idea: three Californias. He submitted paperwork that would put the question before voters in 2018.
  • For the first time, it looks like Maine’s electoral votes will be split

    09/25/2016 7:45:01 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 15 replies
    Portland Press Herald ^ | 9/25/16 | SCOTT THISTLE
    For the first time in Maine history, voters are poised to split the state’s four Electoral College votes between the top two candidates running for the White House.
  • United Methodist Church to respond to rumors that it is about to split over gay equality

    05/17/2016 9:40:18 AM PDT · by xzins · 162 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 17, 2016 | Michelle Boorstein
    The United Methodist Church is considering splitting over the full acceptance of gay members, according to reports by top clergy and advocacy groups. Church officials say the president of the Council of Bishops will address the rumor Tuesday in Portland, Ore., where the denomination is holding a major convention. The rumors about the United States’ third-largest faith group began spreading on social media Monday night, when some prominent pastors reportedly told crowds in Portland that a plan is in the works. Details about what the plan entails and who was on board with it were unconfirmed. United Methodist Church spokeswoman...
  • U.S. Split Along Racial Lines on Backlash Against Police, Poll Finds

    05/03/2015 7:26:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 46 replies
    WSJ ^ | 05/03/15 | Janet hook
    Americans are bracing for a summer of racial disturbances around the country, such as those that have wracked Baltimore, with African Americans and whites deeply divided about why the urban violence has occurred, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll has found. A resounding 96% of adults surveyed said it was likely there would be additional racial disturbances this summer, a signal that Americans believe Baltimore’s recent problems aren’t a local phenomenon but instead are symptomatic of broader national problems. When asked to explain recent events in Baltimore and other cities that have seen confrontations between police and members of...
  • Oh my: California to really vote on whether to split into six states

    07/15/2014 6:28:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/15/2014 | AllahPundit
    <p>The people behind the idea missed the deadline for this year’s ballot, but now that they have enough signatures — more than 800,000 — they’ve earned a spot on the 2016 ballot. That’s a presidential election year, of course, which means higher turnout. A lot of Democrats are going to end up weighing in on this at the polls.</p>
  • Plan To Split California Into Six States Gets OK To Gather Signatures

    02/20/2014 10:57:21 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 86 replies
    CBS Local (San Francisco) ^ | February 19, 2014 10:23 AM | Secretary of State Debra Bowen
    SACRAMENTO (CBS SF) – Supporters of a plan to divide California into six sates can begin collecting signatures to get the proposal on the ballot. Secretary of State Debra Bowen announced that the proposed ballot initiative – known as Six Californias – could move forward Tuesday. Under the plan, from venture capitalist Tim Draper, most of the Bay Area would be considered “Silicon Valley.” Napa, Sonoma and Marin Counties would become part of “North California.”
  • BREAK UP: Will California splinter into 6 states? Voters, Congress could soon decide

    01/07/2014 12:42:38 PM PST · by Baynative · 81 replies
    WATimes ^ | 1/6/14 | Valerie Richardson
    There’s nothing like a guy with a few million bucks to lend instant credibility to a previously penny-ante movement to split up the state of California. Venture capitalist Tim Draper of Silicon Valley has filed paperwork for a November ballot measure that would divide California into six states, calling the Golden State as presently constituted “too big and bloated.”
  • Poll Finds Vast Gaps in Basic Views on Gender, Race, Religion and Politics

    10/29/2013 6:47:58 AM PDT · by Baynative · 12 replies
    ABCnews ^ | 10/28/13 | Gary Langer
    An almost unfathomable gap divides public attitudes on basic issues involving gender, race, religion and politics in America, fueled by dramatic ideological and partisan divisions that offer the prospect of more of the bitter political battles that played out in Washington this month.
  • Ravaged churches reveal sectarian split feeding Egypt’s violence

    08/20/2013 8:02:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Post, ^ | 8/20/13 | Abigail Hauslohner
    BENI MAZAR, Egypt — The fire burned all night long. It was only after desperate town residents borrowed the keys to a firetruck that they were able to quell the blaze. By then, the evangelical church was all but destroyed. It was one of more than 60 churches that have been attacked, vandalized and in many cases set aflame across Egypt in a surge of violence against Christians that has followed the bloody Aug. 14 raid by Egyptian security forces on two Islamist protest camps in Cairo. The attacks, most of them in Egypt’s Nile Valley, have lent legitimacy to
  • Internal Row in Labor over Platform, Talk of Split

    12/01/2012 2:43:53 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/12/12 | Gil Ronen
    Amir Peretz, who occupies the Number Three spot in the Labor party's list for the Knesset, mounted an attack on party leader Shelly Yechimovich on Channel 2's Meet the Press Saturday. He demanded that Yechimovich state clearly that she will never sit in the Netanyahu government, and insisted that she spell out a detailed plan for peace with the Palestinian Authority. The presenter, political reporter Rina Matzliah, asked him if it was true that he was considering splitting off from Labor after the election along with six other MKs. He did not confirm or deny this, but said that at...
  • Syrian Rebels Split: New Islamic State Declared in Aleppo

    11/21/2012 2:08:28 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 21/11/12 | Chana Yaar
    Syria's fractured opposition forces, which have spent nearly 20 months trying to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, declared independence this week from Damascus – and from each other. The powerful radical Islamist rebel factions on Monday declared an independent Islamic state in the city of Aleppo, the country's northern commercial hub. The announcement came in a video statement posted on the Internet that denounced the new opposition Syrian National Coalition as a foreign creation. "We are the representatives of the fighting formations in Aleppo and we declare our rejection of the conspiratorial project, the so-called national alliance,” said...
  • Pakistan's intelligence (ISI) ready to split with CIA

    02/23/2011 7:35:12 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 2/23/11 | Kathy Gannon and Adam Goldman - AP
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – Pakistan's ISI spy agency is ready to split with the CIA because of frustration over what it calls heavy-handed pressure and its anger over what it believes is a covert U.S. operation involving hundreds of contract spies, according to an internal document obtained by The Associated Press and interviews with U.S. and Pakistani officials. Such a move could seriously damage the U.S war effort in Afghanistan, limit a program targeting al-Qaida insurgents along the Pakistan frontier, and restrict Washington's access to information in the nuclear-armed country.
  • CPAC split evident...meetings erupt... CPAC split evident as meetings erupt with boos, jeers

    02/11/2011 2:38:21 AM PST · by AustralianConservative · 31 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb 11, 2011 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Group divided over participation by homosexuals, Muslims, even political party The Conservative Political Action Conference, a once-unified bastion of thousands of young conservatives who gather once a year in Washington to hold what amounts to a three-day conservative pep rally, shows signs of major discord. While of one mind in working to prevent Barack Obama from winning a second term as president on the surface, CPAC factions remains opposed to each other over whether the organization should be open to conservative-positioning activists from the homosexual community as well as similarly positioned Muslims. Even before this year's CPAC conference began today,...
  • Video: Watch hockey puck split in half on shot off the post in USHL

    01/06/2011 2:45:54 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies
    1500ESPN ^ | 1-6-11 | Greg Wyshynski
    In a Tuesday night USHL game against the Sioux City Musketeers, 19-year-old defenseman Andrew Prochno of the Sioux Falls Stampede fired a slap shot from the blue line that hit the goal post. Curiously, the referee blew his whistle to stop play, confusing fans and players on what appeared to be a routine occurrence during a hockey game. But there was nothing routine about it, because Prochno's shot off the iron split the puck in half on impact. Check out the first 55 seconds of this clip for one of the oddest moments you'll ever see on the ice:
  • Prediction: Republicans Will Pick Up 9 Seats in Senate for 50-50 Split

    11/01/2010 9:10:14 AM PDT · by julieee · 18 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 1, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Prediction: Republicans Will Pick Up 9 Seats in Senate for 50-50 Split Washington, DC -- LifeNews.com is today predicting that Republicans will pick up nine seats in the Senate for a 50-50 split of the upper chamber of Congress. Based on poling data, polling trends and the movement and momentum in the closing week of the campaigns, it appears the Senate will have a historic tie, which pro-abortion Vice President Joe Biden will be able to break. GOP candidates will easily pick up seats four states (Arkansas, Indiana, North Dakota, Wisconsin) and will win closer election victories in five more...
  • One Real Good Reason To Have Primary Election "Run-Offs" for Congress

    08/11/2010 12:29:25 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 4 replies
    It is worth the investment of time and money in order to have a candidate that a clear majority of voters want and will support.[Run-offs in presidential and gubenatorial primaries as well] Otherwise you often have a situation where the candidate with the least support can actually win because the other candidates "split the vote".Such was the case in yesterday's Connecticut 2nd congressional district Republican primary: U.S. House District 2 [GOP Primary]  map  140 of 141 precincts 99% Janet Peckinpaugh X 11,284 (43%) Daria Novak 9,846 (38%) Doug Dubitsky 5,087 (19%) Because there will be no run-off vote between the top two vote getters,...