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  • 4 French Revolution Trends That Have Started In The United States; If We Don't Learn From History, We Will Be Condemned To Repeat It

    07/31/2020 7:01:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 07/31/2020 | Krystina Skurk
    Many recently celebrated Bastille Day, the day French radical revolutionaries stormed a prison, released its prisoners, and brutally murdered the warden. That fateful day, now more than 200 years ago, set in motion a revolution that led to bloodshed and a devastating loss of liberty in France. It also set the precedent for many future revolutions that took an unbelievable toll on human life.Contemporary British politician Edmund Burke lamented that French Revolutionaries could have repaired the walls of their government and society instead of tearing them down. In an attempt to found an egalitarian utopia, the French Revolutionaries tore...
  • 7 exciting trends in global Christianity: No. 5 will surprise you

    07/04/2020 10:53:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 07/04/2020 | Lightworkers
    A study highlighting seven encouraging trends within global Christianity was released by Facts & Trends. Here’s what you need to know:1. Christianity is growing faster than the population Aaron Earls, the author, says, “Globally, Christianity is growing at a 1.27% rate…. The world’s population, 7.7 billion, is growing at a 1.20% rate.”A .07% difference may not seem substantial to you. But remember, we’re talking about almost 8 billion people.What this means:Many people believe Christianity has gone out of style and is in decline — that the only people who are Christians today are those raised by Christian parents. However, this...
  • GOP approval rises, Democrats fall post-impeachment in Gallup poll

    A new Gallup poll finds congressional Republicans with a higher approval rating than Democrats in the wake of President Trump's impeachment and acquittal in the Senate. Republicans get a 40 percent approval rating, compared to 35 percent for Democrats.
  • Young Democrats Lose Interest in Freedom

    02/19/2020 5:28:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 19, 2020 | Star Parker
    I happened to listen the other day to then-Sen. John F. Kennedy's opening remarks in his debate with then-Vice President Richard Nixon during the 1960 presidential election cycle. Kennedy, the Democratic Party candidate, recalled that Abraham Lincoln, in the 1860 presidential election cycle, said the great question facing the nation was whether it could exist "half-slave and half-free." In the 1960 election, said Kennedy, the issue was "whether the world will exist half-slave or half-free." "Whether it will move in the direction of freedom, in the direction of the road that we are taking ... will depend in great measure...
  • More Americans Now Identify as Republicans Than They Do As Democrats

    02/17/2020 4:29:43 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 45 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | February 16, 2020 | Richard Moreland
    More Americans now identify as Republicans than they do as Democrats, according to new polling regarding party affiliation conducted by Gallup. According to the polling, conducted on January 16th-19th, 30% of American identify as Republicans. 27% identify as Democrats.
  • Darwin Day Is Fizzling

    02/12/2020 8:01:12 AM PST · by fishtank · 18 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-12-2020 | David F. Coppedge
    Darwin Day Is Fizzling February 12, 2020 | David F. Coppedge Certain advocacy sites are busy, but Darwin Day seems to be falling off the radar of major news outlets and journals. Darwin Day is February 12, the birthday of Charles Darwin. The International Darwin Day website lists a smattering of events around the world, but no results were found for the phrase ‘Darwin Day’ in the usual science news outlets on February 11th. The journals we routinely follow, too, showed no search results. Perhaps the morning of February 12th will show some activity, but it seems surprisingly quiet on...
  • 4 Promising Oil Trends To Watch In 2020

    01/22/2020 4:00:53 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 4 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 11-22-2020 | Jimmy B
    Nothing quite tickles the fancy of energy investors like a giant oil or gas find. But here’s the secret sauce: stocks of small-cap companies tend to enjoy serious leverage whenever they strike oil, whereas the heavyweights, well, not so much. You don’t have to look very far for an example: shares of ExxonMobil Corp. (NYSE:XOM) are down more than 20% since the company announced a 14-strong string of good discoveries off the coast of Guyana in 2015, one of its best finds ever. That’s because companies like Exxon have their fingers in too many pies, and their share prices depend...
  • The U.S. Remained Center-Right, Ideologically, in 2019

    01/10/2020 8:55:20 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 5 replies
    Gallup ^ | January 9, 2020 | Lydia Saad
    Story Highlights Slight plurality of Americans in 2019 identified as conservative (37%) Moderates nearly as high, at 35%, while 24% were liberal Movement toward liberalism has slowed among Democrats, though still top group
  • Workplace Immigration Inquiries Quadruple Under Trump

    12/06/2019 5:17:47 AM PST · by karpov · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | December 5, 2019 | Michelle Hackman
    WASHINGTON—Investigators with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement opened about four times the number of workplace investigations in the year ended Sept. 30 compared with the close of the Obama administration, while starting fewer probes into gangs, weapons and financial crimes, according to new figures the agency provided to The Wall Street Journal. ICE’s focus on workplace enforcement—targeting both immigrants working illegally and their employers—has intensified in the past two years. Homeland Security Investigations, the ICE arm that carries out criminal investigations, opened 6,812 new workplace cases in the 2019 fiscal year, up from 1,701 during fiscal 2016. The agency made...
  • Divorce Rates Are Falling, but Put a Hold on the Celebration

    11/23/2019 1:16:39 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 11 replies
    National review ^ | October 31, 2019 6:30 AM | By ALAN J. HAWKINS & BETSY VANDENBERGH
    The specter of divorce still haunts young adults and disadvantaged couples, contributing to family instability.
  • How America Ends A tectonic demographic shift is under way. Can the country hold together?

    11/12/2019 10:22:24 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 51 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 2019
    Democracy depends on the consent of the losers. For most of the 20th century, parties and candidates in the United States have competed in elections with the understanding that electoral defeats are neither permanent nor intolerable. The losers could accept the result, adjust their ideas and coalitions, and move on to fight in the next election. Ideas and policies would be contested, sometimes viciously, but however heated the rhetoric got, defeat was not generally equated with political annihilation. The stakes could feel high, but rarely existential. In recent years, however, beginning before the election of Donald Trump and accelerating since,...
  • No. 1 milk company declares bankruptcy amid drop in demand

    11/12/2019 10:18:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    WEAR-TV3 ^ | Tuesday, November 12th 2019 | by MICHELLE CHAPMAN
    Dean Foods, America's biggest milk processor, filed for bankruptcy Tuesday amid a steep, decades-long drop-off in U.S. milk consumption blamed on soda, juices and, more recently, nondairy substitutes. The Dallas company said it may sell itself to the Dairy Farmers of America, a marketing cooperative owned by thousands of farmers. "Despite our best efforts to make our business more agile and cost-efficient, we continue to be impacted by a challenging operating environment marked by continuing declines in consumer milk consumption," CEO Eric Berigause said in a statement. Since 1975, the amount of milk consumed per capita in America has tumbled...
  • NY Times: ‘Tidal Wave’ of Mass Immigration Hands Virginia to Democrats

    11/10/2019 5:45:23 PM PST · by david1292 · 110 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/19 | John Binder
    A “tidal wave” of mass immigration has “tilt(ed) the field toward the Democrats” in the state of Virginia, the New York Times admits. Last week, Democrats took control of Virginia’s House of Delegates and the State Senate. Now, the Democrats hold power over the state’s legislature, the governor’s seat and the lieutenant governor’s seat — the first time since 1993 that this has occurred. The New York Times now admits that four to five decades of mass immigration — where about 1.2 million legal immigrants are admitted to the United States every year — has shifted Virginia into a blue...
  • There's An Educational Crisis in the US. Does Anybody Care?

    11/01/2019 5:03:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 1, 2019 | Sheriff David Clarke Ret
    The downward spiral of learning in American K-12 public schools continues. Does anybody care? Where’s the outrage, headlines, or breaking news? Congress and Big Media are too preoccupied with the impeachment scam in Washington D.C., to notice a real crisis in America. Our fourth and eighth-grade kids can’t read, and they are struggling to subtract a two-digit number from a three-digit number to come up with the correct answer. According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, also referred to as the Nation’s Report Card, fourth-graders are the only ones to make a statistical gain and by only 1 point in...
  • More Women Trying Firearms, Learning about Getting Armed at ‘Shoot Like A Girl’ Mobile Range

    10/22/2019 10:03:35 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 17 replies
    America's 1st Freedom ^ | October 21, 2019 | Zita Ballinger Fletcher
    Popularity continues to increase in an innovative way for women to become familiar and hone their skills with firearms through the Shoot Like A Girl 2019 Great American Tour. This year about 2,455 women participated in the mobile firearms, range-training program that is housed in a traveling semi-tractor trailer. “It is extremely popular,” Karen Butler, president and founder of Shoot Like A Girl (SLG2 Inc.) told America’s 1st Freedom. “This year we’ve had the longest lines we have ever had, with people waiting for half an hour before we even opened.” Some female participants visit the range in order to...
  • Poll: Nones Outnumber Catholics

    10/20/2019 1:08:09 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 25 replies
    Church Militant ^ | October 18, 2019 | Bradley Eli
    Poll: Nones Outnumber Catholics More than 1 in 4 US adults are atheist, agnostic or irreligious DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - Irreligious adults — called "nones" — now outnumber adult Catholics in the United States, according to a recent poll. A report by Pew Research Center released Thursday is showing that 26% percent of America's adult population identify as nones, a group composed of atheists, agnostics and irreligious. This dwarfs the mere 20% of U.S. adults claiming to be Catholic. The poll found the percentage of U.S. adults professing to be nones surged in just one decade from 17% in 2009 to 26% in 2019. During the same period, the adult...
  • In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace

    10/17/2019 10:14:36 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 37 replies
    Pew ^ | 10 17 2019 | Pew
    The religious landscape of the United States continues to change at a rapid clip. In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults describe themselves as Christians when asked about their religion, down 12 percentage points over the past decade. Meanwhile, the religiously unaffiliated share of the population, consisting of people who describe their religious identity as atheist, agnostic or “nothing in particular,” now stands at 26%, up from 17% in 2009. Both Protestantism and Catholicism are experiencing losses of population share. Currently, 43% of U.S. adults identify with Protestantism, down from 51% in...
  • September 2019 tied as 2nd hottest on record for U.S.

    10/08/2019 10:31:38 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 52 replies
    NOAA ^ | 10/08/19 | NOAA
    Despite being the start of meteorological autumn, September felt more like a summer swelter across much of the contiguous United States. The month was also drier than normal, but 2019 continued its soggy stretch with the wettest January through September period (YTD) ever recorded. The U.S. also experienced four new weather disasters since May, each exceeding $1 billion: Hurricane Dorian, Tropical Storm Imelda, a southern/eastern severe weather outbreak, and flooding of the Arkansas River that impacted Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. Here are more highlights from NOAA’s latest monthly U.S. Climate Report: Climate by the numbers September 2019 The average temperature...
  • Young Americans’ LGBTQ Acceptance Plunges 63% to 45% in Two Years

    10/07/2019 8:04:21 AM PDT · by Salman · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jun 2019 | DR. SUSAN BERRY
    A survey produced by the Harris Poll in partnership with Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) finds young Americans’ comfort with LGBTQ individuals has plunged from 63 percent in 2016 to 45 percent in 2018. According to the Accelerating Acceptance report, Americans aged 18-34 who say they are comfortable interacting with LGBTQ people dropped from 63 percent in 2016 to 53 percent in 2017, and then to 45 percent in 2018. The survey results are published as lesbian, gay, and transgender activists celebrate Pride month. “At the same time, the Trump administration continues to attack the LGBTQ community through...
  • The real story behind US abortion decline: No, It's Not Because of Better Contraception

    10/01/2019 7:56:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/01/2019 | Michael J. New
    The Guttmacher Institute released updated U.S. abortion data for 2017 showing that America’s abortion decline continues. Overall, the U.S. abortion rate fell by approximately 20 percent between 2011 and 2017. Furthermore, the decline was widespread, with 45 of 50 U.S. states reporting declining rates.Considering the salience of abortion as a public policy issue this year, it is unsurprising that Guttmacher’s new data received a great deal of media coverage. On Wednesday morning, the five U.S. newspapers with the largest online circulation, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times, all...