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  • Help identifying Obamacare testimony before Congress (vanity)

    03/10/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 4 replies
    me | 3/10/2014 | self
    Hey, all. I'm striking out sourcing one individual that testified before Congress on Obamacare before its passage. I recall that he was a Doctor or was in the Medical Insurance business and warned of all the negative impacts and cautioned many aspects of the act that have come to pass. I recall watching one video and thought I had bookmarked it; apparently I did not. I believe it might have been a Youtube video, but can't be sure (searched there, too). The guy wasn't reported widely in the press (go figure) and may be why I'm having difficulty doing this...
  • Official’s testimony reveals IRS planned crackdown rules in 2012

    02/27/2014 8:17:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/27/14 | Stephen Dinan
    The IRS’s new proposal to crack down on nonprofits was in the works a year before the tea party targeting scandal broke, according to a Treasury Department official who told congressional investigators it was spurred by pressure from outside parties. The revelation follows earlier testimony from former IRS Commissioner Steve Miller, who told investigators that they started “brainstorming” ways to crack down on nonprofits while under pressure from a senior Democratic senator who was “complaining bitterly to us” about the way groups were engaging in politics while organized as social welfare nonprofits. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa and subcommittee...
  • Ex-IRS official Lerner's attorney says no Hill testimony without immunity or court order

    02/26/2014 12:37:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 121 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/26/26 | Fox News.
    The attorney for Lois Lerner, a central figure in the IRS scandal, signaled Wednesday that his client will not comply with a request to testify on Capitol Hill next week. Attorney William Taylor said Lerner, who resigned last year as the agency’s tax-exempt organizations chief, will return and testify only if compelled by a federal court or if given immunity for her testimony. Taylor stated his position in a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He was responding to a letter Tuesday from Issa saying, in part, that Lerner’s testimony...
  • How I Escaped the Mormon Temple [Ex-BYU prof tells how her family was rescued from legalistic cult]

    12/27/2013 8:33:08 PM PST · by Colofornian · 569 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | Nov. 22, 2013 | Lynn Wilder
    ...For eight years, I had been a professor at Brigham Young University... I looked down on Christians...They had part of the gospel, but I had the fullness of it. I kept the laws and ordinances of Mormonism. Three weeks before the end of his two-year mission, Micah called to tell us he was being sent home early—a horrific disgrace in Mormon culture. He had been reading the New Testament. There he encountered a different Jesus than the one I was taught about in Mormonism—a God of grace, not of works, so that no one can boast... To a roomful of...
  • Edward Snowden to give evidence to EU parliament, says MEP

    12/08/2013 7:30:42 PM PST · by Sparticus · 26 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/8/2013 | Philip Oltermann
    The European parliament is lining up Edward Snowden to give evidence by video link this month, in spite of resistance by British Conservatives, a Green MEP has announced. Jan Philipp Albrecht, a German Green MEP, said parliamentarians wanted Snowden to appear before the assembly's committee on civil liberties, justice and home affairs (LIBE). Albrecht said it would represent a great success for the parliament's investigation into mass surveillance of EU citizens. He said: "Half a year after the first publications from his collection of numerous NSA documents, the truth of which has not so far been refuted, there are still...
  • Rep. Lynn Westmoreland on Benghazi eyewitness testimony

    11/28/2013 3:10:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    fox news ^ | 11/26/13 | Megan Kelly
    Report: Americans left unprepared for defense Vid at link
  • Testimony gives more evidence administration's Benghazi claims were ‘indefensible,’ rep says

    11/19/2013 3:42:27 PM PST · by Libloather · 7 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/19/13 | Catherine Herridge
    New classified testimony on Benghazi by five CIA employees shows the administration's initial narrative about a protest gone awry was "indefensible," according to a lawmaker who took part in two classified sessions before the House Intelligence Committee. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., told Fox News that witnesses described how five mortars rained down on the CIA annex over 90 seconds during the attack -- with three direct hits. King argued that the details raise more questions about why the administration initially claimed the attack sprung from a protest over an anti-Islam film – a narrative officials later abandoned. **SNIP** Fox News...
  • Administration Warned of Benghazi Attack in Advance

    11/03/2013 10:49:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | John Semmens
    CBS News reports that the Obama Administration was warned before al-Qaeda attacked the Consulate in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda had posted its three top targets in Libya on its website. These targets were the Red Cross, the British, and then the Americans in Benghazi. By July of 2012 the first two targets had already been hit. In the summer of 2012, Lieutenant Colonel Andy Wood, one of the top American security officials in Libya, warned both Ambassador Stevens and the State Department that Benghazi would be next. The CBS revelations were dismissed as “Monday morning quarterbacking” by Secretary of State John Kerry....
  • The spirit of the Lord visited me one night...

    09/28/2013 9:45:27 PM PDT · by fabian · 67 replies
    YouTube ^ | 09/28/13 | fabian
    One evening several years ago, I was laying upon my bed almost ready for sleep after my quiet and silent prayer that I have been practicing for many years. Then, this presence came hovering over my body, filling it with warmth and a very real feeling of well being and love. It was not a dream and was the most wonderful sensation I have ever had. Far surpassing any drug induced feeling of happiness that I and many were prone to seek in our troubled childhoods. No, this was the rel deal and had a wordless telepathic message: I had...
  • IRS OFFICIAL LOIS LERNER WANTS IMMUNITY TO TESTIFY BEFORE CONGRESS

    07/06/2013 8:09:23 AM PDT · by markomalley · 81 replies
    Big Government ^ | 7/6/2013 | MICHAEL PATRICK LEAHY
    On Tuesday, William W. Taylor III, attorney for Lois Lerner, the IRS official at the center of the Tea Party targeting scandal who invoked her Fifth amendment rights before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on May 22, set forward his client's hard line conditions to return and testify openly before the committee."They can obtain her testimony tomorrow by doing it the easy way … immunity. That’s the way to resolve all of this," he told Politico.Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was unimpressed. "We hope she comes in and gives us the truth...
  • "The IRS Contracts with Strong Castle, Inc." Full Committee Hearing

    06/27/2013 6:49:31 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | June 26, 2013 | oversightandreform
    "The IRS Contracts with Strong Castle, Inc." Witnesses: Ms. Beth Tucker Deputy Commissioner for Operations Support Internal Revenue Service Mr. Michael Chodos Associate Administrator Office of Entrepreneurial Development U.S. Small Business Administration Mr. Brad Flohr Senior Advisor for Compensation Service, Veterans Benefits Administration U.S. Veterans Administration Mr. Gregory Roseman Deputy Director, Enterprise Networks and Tier Systems Support Internal Revenue Service Mr. William A. Sisk Deputy Commissioner Federal Acquisition Service General Services Administration Mr. Braulio Castillo President and Chief Executive Officer Strong Castle, Inc.
  • BREAKING: Zimmerman Judge Rules Out Audio Experts

    06/22/2013 9:24:04 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 129 replies
    TTAG ^ | JUNE 22, 2013 | Robert Farago
    “In a major blow for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman case, a judge on Saturday barred the testimony of two audio experts who suggested that a taped 911 call indicated Trayvon Martin was crying out for help during the violent struggle that ended with a gunshot,”
  • Court says pre-Miranda silence can be used

    06/17/2013 12:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 17, 2013 11:27 AM EDT | Jesse J. Holland
    The Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person’s silence against them if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent. The 5-4 ruling comes in the case of Genovevo Salinas, who was convicted of a 1992 murder. During police questioning, and before he was arrested or read his Miranda rights, Salinas answered some questions but did not answer when asked if a shotgun he had access to would match up with the murder weapon. Prosecutors in Texas used his silence on that question in convicting him of murder, saying it helped demonstrate his guilt. Salinas appealed,...
  • 'Something to hide?' Republicans reject DOJ explanation of Holder testimony

    06/03/2013 6:07:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox ^ | 6/3/13 | Fox
    Republican leaders of the House Judiciary Committee on Monday accused Attorney General Eric Holder of having "something to hide," after the Justice Department issued a formal defense of his questionable testimony on reporter surveillance -- a defense Republicans rejected as inadequate. "This response is insulting and further proof that Attorney General Holder refuses to hold himself accountable," Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said. Holder was facing a Wednesday deadline, set by the committee, to explain his May 15 testimony. At the time, the attorney general said under oath he knew nothing of the "potential prosecution" of the press. Days later, it...
  • Welcome to NJ, Pro Gun Citizen Forcefully Removed From Hearing (video)

    05/17/2013 3:55:11 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 29 replies
    GunsSaveLives ^ | may 17 2003 | GunsSavesLives
    So, this is NJ huh? Second Amendment activist, James Kaleda, was forcefully removed from a hearing on a new gun control bill in NJ during his testimony. I guess this is how they handle dissent in NJ, remove it from the building with armed guards.
  • Ugly Truth of Benghazi Testimony Tests Even Obammunists Considerable Lying/Traducement Capabilities

    05/09/2013 3:18:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 21 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 09 May 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    All hail the truth tellers... The US Consulate was attacked by 60+ armed men and hit by mortars aimed with military precision- everybody and his dog on the ground in Benghazi that night knew it was an organized terrorist attack. Former deputy chief of mission in Libya Greg Hicks said there was no protest whatsoever in Benghazi, and in his opinion absolutely no Libyan public awareness the YouTube clip existed- a 'non-event'. Hicks also testified that he briefed Hillary on Benghazi that night, yet she continued to blame the anti-Islam video, as did Susan Rice. He went on to say...
  • U.N. has testimony that Syrian rebels used sarin gas: investigator

    05/06/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 15 replies
    (Reuters) - U.N. human rights investigators have gathered testimony from casualties of Syria's civil war and medical staff indicating that rebel forces have used the nerve agent sarin, one of the lead investigators said on Sunday. The United Nations independent commission of inquiry on Syria has not yet seen evidence of government forces having used chemical weapons, which are banned under international law, said commission member Carla Del Ponte.
  • Former Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey taking testimony at UFO hearing

    04/30/2013 4:17:29 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 4/30/13 | Josh Richman - bang newsgroup
    Lynn Woolsey, phone home. The former North Bay congresswoman is one of six former members of Congress taking testimony at a public hearing this week at the National Press Club on what the U.S. government really knows about extraterrestrial life. Yes. Really. "The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years -- seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time," according to the hearing's website. Also plumbing the final frontier's mysteries this week are former...
  • I Was a Mormon: Tara Sivulka

    04/05/2013 4:37:53 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 22 replies
    Mormoninfo.org ^ | Tara Sivulka
    I just wanted to share with you my story of grace so you can more fully understand why we do what we do. Rob Sivulka is definitely more on the truth end of things and I am on the grace end, but whatever the approach our goal is the same. I pray that you would read my testimony and not go by emotions, but by the facts. I know some of what I say will well up anger or frustration in some of you (it did in me when I was first confronted that Mormons are not Christian), but please...
  • Excerpts From David Hardy Testimony Against the "Assault Weapon Ban" 2013

    02/27/2013 4:52:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 February, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The following are excerpts from the testimony of David Hardy, a scholar who has written extensively on gun control legislation. The entire testimony is contained in an PDF file here. What is an "Assault Rifle? “Assault Rifles” The very term “semiautomatic assault rifle” is internally contradictory. In World War II, rifles of standard military power could not be made full automatic, because the recoil (“kick”) was too powerful. The “assault rifle” concept involved cutting the cartridge’s power, and thus its recoil, in half, so that it could be controlled in full automatic fire. An assault rifle redesigned to be semiautomatic...
  • Testimony: DHS No Longer Uses Control of Border as Measure of Border Patrol

    02/26/2013 10:36:08 AM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/26/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security no longer uses control of the actual border as a measure of how well the Border Patrol is doing its job, according to written testimony released today by the Government Accountability Office. The GAO said that by the end of fiscal 2010, the Border Patrol had been able secure “operational control” of only 44 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, with 56 percent of the border not under “operation control,” DHS simply stopped using “operational control” as a measure of the Border Patrol’s performance. Since then, DHS has counted the number of...
  • SASC Testimony.VOB

    02/05/2013 7:21:41 AM PST · by Nachum
    youtube ^ | June 1991 | MarineDad981
    General Robert H. Barrow, 27th Commandant of the Marine Corps testimony before the SASC on Women in Combat. June 1991.
  • Hillary's Strange Testimony

    01/28/2013 1:54:31 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 15 replies
    WND ^ | 1/27/2013 | Pam Geller
    Exclusive: Pamela Geller blasts 'sorry end to pathetic stint as secretary of state' History will remember Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s performance before senators and House members at the congressional Benghazi hearings as a stunning indictment of her profound failures and those of Obama administration.
  • "Duh!": The nation’s top intelligence official speaks.

    01/23/2010 2:51:19 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 9 replies · 609+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2010 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In congressional testimony on January 20, the nation’s top intelligence official, Dennis Blair, acknowledged that the U.S. government mishandled the interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian terrorist who tried to blow up a plane over Detroit on Christmas Day. Specifically, Blair was not happy that Abdulmutallab was charged as a common criminal and read his rights, rather than being questioned by the elite interrogation unit announced by President Obama as a replacement for the CIA teams used by the Bush administration. “I’d been a part of the deliberations which established this high-value interrogation unit [HIG],” Blair explained at a...
  • Where’s Hillary Clinton’s medical report?

    12/18/2012 9:25:13 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 12-18-12 | Jim Treacher
    We’re told she collapsed and hit her head and got a concussion, and that’s why she can’t testify about Benghazi this week. And we’re supposed to just take her word for it. Investor’s Business Daily editorializes: Outside the frothy bubble of U.S. political concerns lie only the hard realities of the real world. That’s why hard questions should be asked — and real answers demanded — of U.S. secretaries of state and those who would be them. That’s not the case with either Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who puts up excuse after excuse to avoid testifying on the U.S.’...
  • Hillary in Hiding

    12/17/2012 7:30:47 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 12-17-12 | Daren Jonescu
    For once, I am inclined to believe Hillary Clinton. The U.S. Secretary of State, suffering from a sick stomach, has reportedly fainted and bumped her head. As a result, her spokespeople have already announced that she will be unable to testify at the Benghazi hearings, although she was not due to appear until December 20, many days after the vaguely reported fainting spell. Already, the internet is resounding with a chorus of "How convenient!" (See here and here, for example.) Many, upon hearing this news, are assuming that Clinton, who has been hedging for a month on whether to appear...
  • State Dept: Clinton may not testify on Benghazi next week

    12/13/2012 6:33:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 36 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 12/13/12 | Josh Rogin
    The House and Senate foreign relations committees have already announced that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will testify on Benghazi next week, but the State Department said today that´s not a done deal. Moreover, the State Department may not even share the report of its own internal review on Benghazi with Congress, a top State Department official said today. Congress expects Clinton to testify Dec. 20 about the results of the Accountability Review Board, State´s internal review on the events leading up to and during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi
  • Clinton’s Testimony on Benghazi Not Confirmed, Says State Dep’t

    12/14/2012 9:03:44 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 14, 2012 | Patrick Goodenough
    The State Department Thursday reined in expectations that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will share with lawmakers the findings of an inquiry into the Sept. 11 terror attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland could not confirm that Clinton would give testimony on Capitol Hill next Thursday—even though the chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee have both issued advisories to that effect. Nuland told a press briefing that to her knowledge the Accountability Review Board (ARB) has yet to complete its work. “I don’t have any dates—any schedule of the secretary’s...
  • Republicans are 'not giving up' on Benghazi

    12/15/2012 5:20:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/15/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Republicans are 'not giving up' on BenghaziBy Julian Pecquet - 12/15/12 03:24 PM ET Republican lawmakers are vowing to keep pressing the administration on Benghazi despite Susan Rice’s decision to drop her bid to become secretary of State. “We'll continue to seek answers,” a Republican Senate aide told The Hill. “We're not giving up on it.” Rice’s decision to step aside averted a contentious confirmation fight with Republican senators that might have pointed to an end to the political battle over the U.S. consulate attack. The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations had become the flash-point for criticism since describing...
  • Clinton will not testify before Congress on Libya, purported concussion cited

    12/15/2012 12:51:18 PM PST · by Jean S · 95 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 12/15/12
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will not be able to testify next week before House and Senate panels on the Benghazi issue because she sustained a concussion, a top State Department official said Saturday.
  • CIA Director Petraeus Resigns, Cites Extramarital Affair

    11/09/2012 2:55:53 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    NBC News ^ | 11-9-12 | DANIEL MACHT and EMILY FELDMAN
    "After being married for over 37 years, I showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extramarital affair. Such behavior is unacceptable, both as a husband and as the leader of an organization such as ours." Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus has resigned, citing "extremely poor judgment" for having an extramarital affair. Petraeus, 60, told President Barack Obama of the affair on Thursday and offered to resign, a senior official told NBC News. Obama accepted his resignation in a phone call Friday afternoon. "Yesterday afternoon, I went to the White House and asked the President to be allowed, for...
  • 5 minutes - watch an abortion Dr. testify...describe an abortion at 24 weeks

    07/06/2012 1:13:51 AM PDT · by stpio · 6 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t--MhKiaD7c ^ | May 17, 2012 | Doctor Anthony Lavatino
    I know abortion is, I am not sure if late term abortion is in Romneycare? Jesus mercy, our two choices!! in November. How gravely sinful (repent if you have) to vote for anyone who legislates abortion. Look to Jesus, no one else, God's judgment on America is here. Pray for an election miracle.
  • The testimony of JESUS is the spirit of PROPHECY!!

    01/10/2012 5:48:29 AM PST · by jesus4life · 8 replies
    Bible and Faith | GOD-INSPIRED
    To all, GOD BLESS US ALL!! Praise HIS holy name through all things!! In faith, may we work our hardest to keep away from sin. HE is just. HE knows all we've learned, received, understand, and deal with; as HE knows we are born into a world of sin. HIS mercy endures forever!! Praise HIS holy name. The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy!! Alleluia!! Please pray the LORD's PRAYER and please read:
  • Congressman: Holder must resign over ‘Fast and Furious’

    10/06/2011 11:13:40 AM PDT · by martosko · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/06/2011 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Raul Labrador, an Idaho Republican, called on Attorney General Eric Holder to resign Thursday, after “Operation Fast and Furious” documents surfaced showing he knew about the scandal and its intricate details. “I first learned about Fast and Furious early this year from several of my constituents,” Labrador said in a release. “I then asked Chairman Issa to hold hearings on the topic. As I attended the hearings and reviewed the evidence, I was careful to not jump to any conclusions about the extent of Mr. Holder’s involvement. However, the recently published documents that directly link Mr. Holder to Fast...
  • Man Knows Not His Time...

    09/30/2011 8:21:40 AM PDT · by pastorbillrandles · 2 replies
    http://billrandles.wordpress.com ^ | 09-30-11 | Bill Randles
    For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them.Ecclesiastes 9:12 Recent events have forced me to see how frail I am, and what a miracle it is to be alive and to know and love God! I have known those things before, but such knowledge is elusive, I keep forgetting them, and slipping back into the illusion that all my current blessings are certain to...
  • Solyndra execs refuse to testify at House hearing

    09/23/2011 7:55:10 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 40 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | September 23, 2011 | Nick Smith
    WASHINGTON (KGO) -- Two top executives at bankrupt Solyndra have invoked their Fifth Amendment rights and refused to answer questions at a House hearing Friday. The Solyndra executives have sent letters to the House Energy and Commerce committee, saying they will invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.
  • Emails Suggest White House Pressured OMB To Make $355 Million Loan To Bankrupt Solar Company

    09/14/2011 5:51:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 9/14/11 | Zeke Miller
    Solyndra Executives Postpone Testimony, As Emails Reveal Deeper Obama Administration Ties To Bad LoanZeke Miller | Sep. 14, 2011, 8:29 AM Executives of Solyndra, the solar company that was celebrated by the Obama administration before filing for bankruptcy earlier this month, postponed their testimony to a congressional committee investigating the $535 million it received through the encouragement of the White House. Internal emails obtained by The Washington Post show that White House officials tried to rush the review of the loan — so that Vice President Joe Biden could announce the award at the groundbreaking of the company's factory in...
  • Judge: Time to unseal Nixon's Watergate testimony

    07/29/2011 12:26:44 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Friday, July 29, 2011 2:42 PM EDT | NEDRA PICKLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-six years after Richard Nixon testified to a grand jury about the Watergate break-in that drove him from office, a federal judge on Friday ordered the secret transcript made public. But the 297 pages of testimony won't be available immediately, because the government gets time to decide whether to appeal. The Obama administration opposed the transcript's release, chiefly to protect the privacy of people discussed during the ex-president's testimony who are still alive. Nevertheless, U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth agreed with historians who sued for release of the documents that the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy,...
  • Written statement regarding the Consular Notification Compliance Act of 2011

    07/28/2011 12:52:09 PM PDT · by american_steve · 10 replies
    DavidRivkin.com ^ | 07/28/2011 | David B. Rivkin Jr.
    Background The past two years have witnessed a profound resurgence in public interest in constitutional federalism. While a number of States have been involved in this undertaking, the State of Texas, through the bold efforts of Governor Rick Perry, Attorney General Greg Abbot, and former Solicitor Generals Ted Cruz and Jim Ho, has been at the forefront of this movement. Texas has led the Nation in enacting environmental policies that clean the air and water without imposing undue burdens on businesses and citizens. It has had a light touch in business regulation, and now leads the Nation in employment growth....
  • My Will Fully Fulfilled Through You . . .

    06/06/2011 5:48:21 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 9 replies
    My will is being done through you , No longer in part but all the way through , You have passed by the Ark and now onto Zion you have come , For I AM continually with you releasing My kingdom , So now as you venture into My Will , It is My fullness that you fulfill , Not a jot or a tittle a thought or a vow , You are My Kingdom "alive" ( (( Operating NOW )) ) , So as you reach out your hands My coals of fire reveal * , All of My...
  • What critics don't understand about testimony (REAL Mormon / LDS)

    03/28/2011 7:12:57 PM PDT · by Paragon Defender · 95 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | Michael R. Ash
    What critics don't understand about testimony    Author: Michael R. AshSource: For Mormon Times28 March 2011 6:00am   In last week’s issue, I argued that secular evidences alone can never offer the power to convert anyone to the restored gospel. Undeniable secular evidences for Joseph Smith’s prophetic status would frustrate the necessity of agency and would still likely not change the hearts of those who adamantly reject the Prophet.Critics typically claim that Latter-day Saints rely on “feelings” in lieu of “evidence” — thereby implying that there is no rational thought that factors into their spiritual testimonies. This is unmitigated nonsense and contains...
  • Nick Vujicic: No Arms, No Legs, No Worries!

    02/19/2011 2:34:05 PM PST · by annie laurie · 3 replies
    I recently had the opportunity to hear this extraordinary young man speak on the radio program MoneyLife recently. You can listen to the interview here : No Limbs, No Limits with Nick Vujicic. I was amazed and humbled by what I heard, so much that I went home that evening and spent some time on his website. You can read Nick's story on his site, and hear him speak, here: lifewithoutlimbs.org I just wanted to give my FRiends the opportunity to get to know this young man, as I think he has a wonderful spirit and love for Christ, and...
  • Ex-Mormon Testimonies: Personal stories told by real people on why they left the Mormon church

    02/18/2011 6:13:46 PM PST · by Colofornian · 34 replies
    I grew up in a wonderful home---an only child until age ten; raised lovingly by my mother, aunt, and maternal grandparents. I was precocious, spoiled, and curious about the world around me. My mother had me baptized in a Methodist Church when I was four, but we only attended for a couple of months. My mother, aunt, and grandparents provided for my every need and taught me the values of integrity and respect for authority. Because I had very little formal religious training, I was left to my own devices on how to find spiritual truth. Intrinsically I knew there...
  • Responding to the “that’s not official doctrine” deflection

    12/31/2010 9:42:57 AM PST · by Colofornian · 128 replies
    Mormon Coffee (Mormonism Research Ministry) ^ | April 9, 2009 | Aaron Shafovaloff
    I spent much of the General Conference weekend downtown doing video interviews for my GodNeverSinned.com project. At one point I shot some video of the missionaries trying to neutralize (“hymn-slam”?) one of the jeerers outside the Conference Center. I added annotations to the video as a way of sharing and advertising. One Mormon responded: Some of the little “bubbles” displayed randomly during this singing are not true of our beliefs. But, that’s how satan teaches – by giving half-truths. Hail to the Prophet Joseph Smith!I asked for specifics, and what follows is the conversation that ensued. She wrote: Actually, I...
  • FIRST-PERSON (Ray Lepage): 'Jesus has never given up on me'

    12/08/2010 2:06:46 PM PST · by wmfights
    Baptist Press ^ | December 7, 2010 | Ray Lepage
    ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (BP)--On behalf of someone all of you know, I would like to share with you about our theme for the week, that of endurance from Hebrews 12 that goes like this: "Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame,...
  • Powerful Testimony from North Korea

    11/23/2010 8:33:20 PM PST · by opus86 · 6 replies
    Desiring God ^ | 11/22/2010 | Bill Walsh
    A month ago, Michael Oh wrote of an 18-year-old North Korean girl’s testimony at the Lausanne Congress in Cape Town, South Africa and the powerful impression it made on him.
  • Stopping Pornography from Destroying Lives

    10/23/2010 8:32:58 PM PDT · by Salvation · 127 replies
    TheSacredPage.com ^ | Wednesday, October 20, 2010 | TheSacredPage from National Catholic Register
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010 Stopping Pornography from Destroying Lives   There's a great piece in the National Catholic Register on the fight against pornography. The story focuses on Matthew Fradd. Fradd himself was addicted to porn before being freed from his addiction by the grace of God. He is now helping others. . . OTTAWA, Ontario — After successfully battling an addiction to pornography, Matthew Fradd has dedicated himself to helping others. “Porn is not just naughty — it’s evil,” said Fradd, a 27-year-old Australian living in Ottawa, Ontario. “It emasculates men, degrades women and destroys marriages.” Fradd has begun...
  • Persecution is about to come !

    10/14/2010 6:31:18 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 21 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jeff kingshott
    Persecution is about to come in 3 layers : Finance , Belief and fortitude . . . So watch My children for I AM your Provider ( Finance ) , I AM your Testimony ( Belief ) , And I AM your Battle Armament and Power ( Fortitude ) ! Push through all this by merely speaking things into light and life ( ( ( * ) ) ) , For I Am your AMOS ( A Matter Of Substance ) so do not fear but be strong in My Power and Might for I AM the Kingdom ! Romans...
  • Fast and testimony meeting provides a snapshot of an LDS ward’s diversity

    10/09/2010 7:53:37 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | Sept. 23, 2010 | Doug Gibson
    Anyone who says Mormons are all the same obviously hasn’t attended a ward fast and testimony meeting. For the uninitiated, a F&T meeting is the main church gathering on the first Sunday of the month. Since many of the attendees are finishing a 24-hour monthly fast during the meeting, if you listen closely during intervals of silence, you can hear stomachs chattering in protest. After the amenities, the final 40 minutes or so are devoted to members coming to the podium — or standing and being given mics by teenage males situated in the front for that purpose — and...
  • DeCosters to Apologize. Meat and Bone Meal to Blame for Salmonella? ( Read Testimony)

    09/22/2010 7:46:35 AM PDT · by stillafreemind · 5 replies
    AssociatedContent/Yahoo ^ | Sept. 22nd, 2010 | Sherry Tomfeld
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