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  • Trump Didnít Know the Camera Was OnÖ (VIDEO)

    Conservative Republican Donald Trump is leading in all the polls by historic margins. Trump, who is a Presbyterian, recently held a meeting with 40 religious leaders at his Trump Towers office. Christian Pastor David Jeremiah along with television evangelist Jan Crouch, Pastor Darrell Scott, and Jews for Jesus Rabbi Kirt Schneider. While candidates have been open about sharing their faith in recent decades, true Christians act as Christians at all timesÖ even when no one is watching. The two and a half hour meeting about faith was constructive, and all reports are that Trump asked the Lord for wisdom and...
  • VVS 2015 Mark Levin

    09/26/2015 2:17:06 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 4 replies
    You Tube ^ | 9-26-2015 | You Tube
    Published on Sep 26, 2015 Mark Levin spoke at the 10th annual Values Voter Summit.
  • We lost another hero (vanity)

    09/24/2015 9:33:26 AM PDT · by Grateful2God · 32 replies
    Hi. I woke up yesterday and was talking on the phone with a friend who was watching the Pope's visit. She said, "Oh, by the way, Yogi Berra died." Let us say that I reacted strongly. Mass media has done something for us. It has connected us with people we'll never meet on this earth, and sometimes makes them feel like part of the family. You didn't have to love the Yankees to love Yogi Berra. Despite his fame, he was a simple (not in the sense of dumb, please don't misunderstand!), humble family man who was able to laugh...
  • What do FReepers think I should ask them?

    08/24/2015 10:01:21 AM PDT · by John 3_19-21 · 57 replies
    me,myself, &I | Self
    Attending Congressman Jeff Duncan's 5th. annual Faith and Values BBQ/fund raiser this evening.Scheduled speakers include: Dr. Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and my personal favourite; Sen. Ted Cruz. I more than likely will not receive any one-on-one time with these gentlemen but if given the chance to ask any or all of these a question, I respectfully ask my much more learned FReeper colleges what best and poignant question(s) to ask?
  • Boy Scouts Abandon Christian Roots

    07/15/2015 11:07:10 AM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | RICHARD MATHEWS
    While much attention is understandably focused on the repercussions of the Supreme Court¬ís Obergefell decision, the movement to bring the Boy Scouts of America into alignment with current LGBT orthodoxy is well underway. National Boy Scouts of America president Robert Gates announced in May that he wanted to end the organization‚Äôs blanket ban on ‚Äúopen and avowed‚ÄĚ homosexual adults serving as BSA leaders. Less than 30 days later, the Cradle of Liberty Council issued a press release announcing that Council‚Äôs new policy is as follows: ‚ÄúDiscrimination in any form, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of...
  • What Now? An Eternal Message of Biblical Morality

    06/28/2015 1:10:24 PM PDT · by Yomin Postelnik · 4 replies
    6/28/15 | Yomin Postelnik
    Man made systems and societies are not perfect. But there's a difference between good and productive and that which is tremendously destructive. America was founded upon Judeo-Christian values. In other words, the base and foundation of secular legal morality was Biblical. It is true there are various groups that seek to adhere to the Biblical Code in profoundly different ways, some of which even run opposite to the accepted original meaning of the verses, but all at least sought and spent energy pondering the meaning of G-d's word and what that means for society. And on that foundation, the most...
  • Europeís War on Christian Ethics (pressure from Western nations to abandon traditional values)

    05/30/2015 2:42:55 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | May 28, 2015 | Alessandra Nucci
    Girls throw flower petals during a procession celebrating the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ in Minsk, Belarus, in May 2011. (CNS photo/Vladimir Nikolsky, Reuters) There is a place in Slovakia called Bardejovska Nova Ves where pro-lifers have erected a poignant monument to the Unborn Child. It portrays a weeping mother, on her knees before a translucent child figure, depicted extending its hand towards the mother’s head in a gesture of forgiveness.   The heartbreaking scene, placed at the geographical center of the European continent, brings home to observers the common cultural ground the remains at the end...
  • What Todayís American Politics Tells Us

    04/19/2015 10:31:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/19/15 | Al Caruba
    America is at risk of becoming a place where our founding morals, values, and traditions are being cast aside There is something very disquieting occurring in American politics today. Most dramatically, the Democratic Party is offering a candidate who is a moral cesspool filled with lies and a history of behavior that would render anyone unthinkable for the highest office in the land. Something is very wrong when Hillary Clinton is, at this point, the only candidate for President the Democrats will be able to vote for and, worse, an estimated 47% of them will vote for her. What we...
  • Will the GOP rethink its Ďtraditional valuesí high ground?

    04/09/2015 8:42:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 8, 2015 | Charles Lane
    Indianapolis may go down in history as the Gettysburg of the culture wars, the place where forces flying the flags of modernism, diversity and individual rights outflanked the would-be upholders of traditional values, forced them into a tactical retreat ¬ó and maybe even set them on the road to long-term defeat. Not since Pickett¬ís Charge has a group of Americans misjudged their strategic situation more completely than did Gov.‚ÄČMike Pence and his fellow Republican backers of Indiana¬ís religious freedom restoration law. They thought they could define conscientious objection to same-sex marriage as the moral high ground, then seize it; they...
  • This Culture War Weíre In: We get what we are willing to fight for.

    04/03/2015 10:57:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/03/2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    How are wars won? To win a war you donít need to kill every soldier on the other side. What you need to do is destroy the other army as an organized force. You destroy the ability of the officers to command and the morale of the men. You destroy their perception of the worth of their side and of their own self-worth. All wars are culture wars. To win you must destroy the values of the other side. (That is one reason why weíre losing to Islam no matter how many times we beat them on the battlefield.) You...
  • 'What's a Democrat?' Dems struggling to explain core values

    02/22/2015 5:55:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 2/21/15
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats are struggling to answer a simple question -- "What's a Democrat?" -- and must do a better job of explaining its core values to voters, according to a task force formed after the party's dismal showing in the 2014 election. **SNIP** It calls for more financial support and training for state parties in a return to the principles behind the "50-state strategy" promoted by former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean, who led the DNC from 2005 to 2009. That approach aimed to compete in state and local elections throughout the country, even in states dominated by Republicans....
  • Why Women Are Rejecting ďPerfectĒ Men

    02/07/2015 8:01:13 PM PST · by ransomnote · 146 replies ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shawn T Smith, Psy D
    A few weeks ago, psychologist Randi Gunther discussed the fact that women still initiate the majority of divorces, even after men dutifully followed women into the new millennium. It wasnít supposed to be this way. We men learned how to change diapers and cook risotto. We learned to watch for barely perceptible nods of approval before opening doors for women. We even learned to manscape, for goodness sake. Women were supposed to be happy with the new variety of men. Yet they are divorcing us just like they divorced our insensitive forefathers. Professor Gad Saad reported that American woman initiate...
  • A Matter Of Priorities

    01/15/2015 6:42:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 15, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    The Obama administration is historic. Thatís something we hear constantly from media elites, from congressional Democrats and, frankly from the White House itself. And theyíre right. This administration has overseen a historically slow economic recovery; it has overseen the ceding of more ground to terrorists than ever before; it rung up more debt than every previous administration combined, and so on. It is historic. Another way in which the Obama administration is historic is in its employ of Islamic theologians in positions where such expertise isnít required. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has spent the last week explaining to...
  • You Don't Have to Love Your Parents: The Case for the Ten Commandments

    12/09/2014 2:10:00 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies ^ | 12-9-2014 | Dennis Prager
    We don't have to love our parents. We have to honor them. Last week released 11 five-minute video courses: each of the Ten Commandments and an introduction. We received over one million views this first week. The reason we made these videos is that we believe that everything needed to make a good world is contained in the Ten Commandments. This month, my columns consist of transcripts of some the courses, each of which I present. Whatever your faith, or if you have no faith, I invite you to watch the videos at They are cleverly animated with...
  • Which World Leader Deserves To Be Called "Leader of the Free World"

    11/04/2014 9:30:31 AM PST · by ComtedeMaistre · 41 replies
    The title of leader of the free world has traditionally been held by an American President. But since America does not have a suitable candidate for such a title at the moment, which world leaders qualify to be leaders of the free world? These are possible candidates - Stephen Harper (Canada), Angela Merkel (Germany), Benjamin Netanyahu (Israel), Vladimir Putin (Russia), and David Cameron (Britain). Non-Western leaders can include 1. The new right-wing Hindu Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who passionately opposes Islamic extremism. His party, the BJP, is very pro-Israel. As Chief Minister of Gujarat State, he implemented small...
  • The Capitol and White House are Racist Icons, Because Diversity

    10/23/2014 3:48:44 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 10/23/2014 | Steve Berman
    Ryan Meryhew wanted to be an air traffic controller.† He went to school for it, completed a College Initiative Training (CTI) degree, and applied with the FAA.† The FAA wouldnít even interview him.† Because, diversity. ďIn school I did very well. I graduated with a 3.8 GPA. I passed the AT-SAT exam with a 99.5 percent, a near perfect score on the test that the FAA said youíve got to pass,Ē said Meryhew. ďI knew I had a passion for the position. Itís something that I wanted to do. I dedicated and put everything I had into the program.Ē Itís...
  • Heaven Has Arrived

    10/21/2014 8:51:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 20, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Leaning on his cane, the old boy walked out his front door, took in the morning light, and was surprised. That's when the realization hit him: The weather's turned. It's cool. He felt it, but couldn't quite believe it, not at first. It had been a light summer this year, with plenty of rain and cooling breezes. It hadn't been unbearable, like some he had known. But still it had been summer in these latitudes: hot. And now... Fall had taken him by surprise. It shouldn't have. It happens every year. And every year it still surprises him. The suddenness...
  • I Pledge Sunday 2014: The Rise of the Church

    10/05/2014 7:27:23 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 3 replies
    I Pledge Sunday ^ | October 5, 2012 | American Family Association and others
    Throughout our nationís history, the Church has been a force for good in America and abroad. But over the last 50 years, government has systematically eroded our free speech and religious expression. The Bible and the Gospel have been banished from our public schools and our public squares. With more than 75% of Americans calling themselves Christians, itís time for the Church to rise up and take action to turn the tide in our nation! We have the numbers and we have a voice. If we are silent, we have no one to blame but ourselves for a Godless America.
  • You betcha: Sarah Palin returns to Washington in the name of traditional values

    09/20/2014 11:44:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 19, 2014 | Jennifer Harper
    <p>Well, this ought to whet the appetites of certain journalists. Sarah Palin is among the confirmed speakers for the ninth annual Values Voters Summit next week in the nationís capital.</p>
  • The Death of Values

    09/08/2014 4:16:00 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 14 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/8/14 | Steve Berman
    One day I parked my car on the street outside a very nice restaurant in Milan, Italy, when a man came up to me and said something in Italian, which I conveniently do not speak.† The man wanted the equivalent of $5 to watch my car.† I told my Italian translator I respectfully declined (ďHell, no!Ē).† He clarified: pay the man $5 or something would happen to my car while we ate.† I paid.† Thatís a shakedown.† I know one when I see it. In more than 100 cities, fast food workers have run a play from Saul Ailinskyís Rules...
  • The Value of Work and Labor Day

    08/28/2014 6:04:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 28, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    My first paying job was cleaning the bathrooms at the First Baptist Church of Carrollton, Georgia, where I was a member. I was 14, the minimum age for "children" to work. This was neither glamorous nor exciting work, but useful and needed work. On Sundays I often over heard the "little old ladies" of the church commenting on the cleanliness of the bathroom. I remember my subsequent feeling of pride. While not a glamorous work, my actions were helpful and appreciated by those who used the facilities. For providing this useful service I earned minimum wage in 1981, ($3.35 per...
  • Onward Christian Soliders? Not Likely

    08/27/2014 2:36:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Standing on my head ^ | August 27, 2014 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    George Tate George Tate was in the US Army in World War II. He served in a unit that was establishing communication lines across the Himalayas.George‚Äôs son, Sid is a parishioner, he said about his Dad, ‚ÄúHis plane was riddled with enemy gunfire going in, and as I understand it his job was conducted in an active combat zone. He received the Bronze Star, which was the military‚Äôs 4th highest award: Awarded to ‚Äėany person whom while serving in with the United States military after 6 December 1941, that distinguished himself or herself apart from his or her comrades...
  • E Pluribus Discidium-Identity Politics Unleashed

    08/25/2014 8:07:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 25, 2014 | Terry Paulson
    Michael Brown was a college-bound, black teenager who no longer has an opportunity to forge a future he could be proud of. He is dead, allegedly killed execution style after a confrontation with a policeman. Darren Wilson is a white police officer, who after six years of blemish-free service to his community, used deadly force to allegedly defend himself in an escalating confrontation with an unarmed teenager. Do you know which version is closer to the truth? The search for justice is always difficult. In the rush for judgment in Ferguson, Missouri, it has become all but impossible. As coverage...
  • Clouded Judgment

    08/21/2014 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | August 21, 2014 | Marvin Olasky
    What caused the terrible world war that began 100 years ago this month? The answer is complicated. Economic trends and social oozes certainly had a big role. Man-centered pride rather than God-centered humility ran rampant among both leaders and followers, with some church hierarchs looking to ďprogressĒ rather than Christ for salvation. But many of us were struck in the late 1990s by the irresponsibility of Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich in putting their personal urges ahead of the national interest, and a parallel problem emerged a century ago. Yes, early versions of Monica Lewinsky occupied the minds of many...
  • Big Government Equals Big Beatings

    08/20/2014 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 20, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    The events unfolding in Ferguson, Missouri, represent why every single black American should, without equivocation, reject the big government view of America. Without doubt, the savior of the African American community will not be any government, neither local nor state nor federal, nor will that savior be anyone within that particular government who shares our pigmentation. In truth, big government is the primary cause of the psychological scars and emotional pain so deeply rooted within the African American community today. History is clear on this point. It was big government that allowed slavery to exist in this nation until we...
  • Proper response to Michael Brown incident

    08/15/2014 4:47:40 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 22 replies
    News | 15 August 2014 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    The proper response to someone being killed is to go through our establish legal system. If a student my son knows were to be killed by the police in the town where they attend school (the police there are VERY rough), we would NOT allow our son to hit the streets in protest no matter what. And, we would not join him in that protest. We would not allow him to tear up someone else's property because he was angry about the death and neither would we as parents. So, what is wrong with this picture? The people involved in...
  • Give Me Gratitude or Give Me Debt

    08/11/2014 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    Momastery ^ | August 11, 2014 | Glennon Doyle Melton
    ¬ďEvery generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.¬Ē ‚Äē Thoreau So why not just laugh now? ¬Ė G ¬ďIf we do not feel grateful for what we already have, what makes us think we¬íd be happy with more?¬Ē ¬ó Unknown Recently I posted a picture of myself in my kitchen, and I immediately started receiving generous messages from people wanting to help me ¬ďupdate¬Ē it. Along with their messages came pictures of how my kitchen could look, if I¬íd just put some effort and money into it. I¬íve always loved my kitchen, but after seeing those...
  • Islamic Values vs. Judeo-Christian Values

    06/26/2014 5:54:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 06/26/2014 | Islamic Values vs. Judeo-Christian Values
    My dear friend Ali Sina mentioned in his most recent article that a Muslim professor, Hossein Askari, believes that Western nations lead the World in ďIslamic valuesĒ and that most Muslim nations practice the least Islamic values. I have heard such nonsense before from some Muslims, some of whom were my relatives. I will never forget the strange look on my Christian American husbandís face when an elderly Muslim man visiting from Egypt told him: ďYou are such a fine young man, you have the character of a true Muslim.Ē It is not unusual for Muslims to describe non-Muslims whom...
  • The Wild Children of Yesteryear

    06/01/2014 6:40:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 65 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5-31-14 | JON GRINSPAN
    PHILADELPHIA ó DINNER with your children in 19th-century America often required some self-control. Berry stains in your daughterís hair? Good for her. Raccoon bites running up your boyís arms? Bet he had an interesting day. As this yearís summer vacation begins, many parents contemplate how to rein in their kids. But there was a time when Americans pushed in the opposite direction, preserved in Mark Twainís cat-swinging scamps. Parents back then encouraged kids to get some wildness out of their system, to express the republicís revolutionary values. American children of the 19th century had a reputation. Returning British visitors reported...
  • My Granny's Advice for America (Part 2)

    05/06/2014 1:44:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 6, 2014 | Chuck Norris
    A year ago, I wrote a two-part series titled "My Mom's Advice for America." There's no better time than now -- between my mother's 93rd birthday (May 4) and Mother's Day (May 11) -- to talk about her mother's advice, which my mother recorded in her autobiography, "Acts of Kindness: My Story." Last week, I started by echoing what my mom said about my grandmother's family values. Both of their models still stand as beacons of light, pointing the way America and American families need to go. Here's a little more from my mom's autobiography about Granny's sacrifices for family,...

    05/02/2014 8:25:12 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 33 replies
    Vanity | 5/2/2014 | Dick Bachert
    This is especially for you parents who have your most precious possessions (your KIDS) in government schools and then scrimp and save to send them to allegedly top notch colleges and universities.† This radical leftist pictured below is the poster girl for the vast majority of those who "teach" (read that "indoctrinate") in those places.† Many of us have understood their intentions for a long time.† The left has now grown so bold that they no longer must conceal their takeover of the educational system here.† Then you are puzzled when your kids come out hating you and the values...
  • Let Them Eat Cake

    03/04/2014 8:10:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | March 4, 2014 | Cal Thomas
    In Arizona has come a test of the motto conservative Christians like to invoke: "Hate the sin, love the sinner." Republican Governor Jan Brewer has vetoed the "religious freedom bill" passed by the Republican legislature. While there is no mention in the bill of same-sex marriage, or even homosexuals, most people believe same-sex marriage and homosexuals were the targets of the proposed law. Proponents asserted Senate Bill 1062 was written to protect the "free exercise of religion" for businesses and their employees. U.S. citizens already enjoy that protection under the First Amendment, but the bill's backers believed that further protections...
  • A Little Help for Sister Darla

    03/01/2014 6:22:42 AM PST · by rktman · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/1/2014 | Lloyd Marcus
    My patriot sister, Tea Party leader and conservative Darla Dawald, is running for Arizona State Representative in LD 8. I met Darla a few years ago when we traveled together on Tea Party Express national bus tours. A featured speaker at the rallies, Darla always inspired the crowds with her message: preserve freedom, constitutional principles, God, family, and country. Darla is a fearless, courageous, and a true patriot, folks. Thus the reason I call her sister.

    02/17/2014 6:08:24 AM PST · by shortstop · 51 replies ^ | 02/17/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    Being Christian in America increasingly means something very different from what it has meant previously in our nationís history. As the culture and its values change, so too does the position once held by the teachings of traditional, Bible-based Christianity. Simply put, the Christian values once applauded by this society are increasingly being attacked by this society, and that growing antagonism extends not just to the values, but to the people who ascribe to them. Bible-based Christians should be aware of that attitudinal shift, and of the adversity and persecution which will accompany it. American society and traditional Christianity have...
  • Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness

    01/31/2014 12:11:49 PM PST · by ResisTyr · 26 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2013 | DivineSolja
    VIDEO: Russian president Putin defends Christian culture, Western values, condemns political correctness
  • Either Kluwe Or Priefer Is A Liar

    01/03/2014 7:01:28 AM PST · by Colonel_Flagg · 45 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Presss ^ | January 3, 2014 | Bob Sansevere
    Among the distressing things to come out of Chris Kluweís blistering attack on three of his former bosses is this: Somebody is a liar. Kluwe wrote a scathing piece Thursday for in which he called Vikings general manager Rick Spielman and former head coach Leslie Frazier ďcowardsĒ and skewered special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, describing him as ďa bigot.Ē Kluwe is convinced he lost his punting job with the Vikings because he was outspoken in his support of gay marriage, and his vitriol toward Spielman, Frazier and Priefer come from that. He really unloaded on Priefer, saying that ďif...
  • Scott Walker: How to win the Obama-Walker voters

    11/21/2013 5:39:48 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 11-21-13 | Scott Walker
    If conservative principles are the problem, then why are so many Republicans in office who campaigned on them? In the wake of the 2012 elections, Republicans are being warned once again that they need to compromise their principles to win at the ballot box. That the only way to win the center is to move to the center. If this were true, Barack Obama would not be president todayóand I would not be governor of Wisconsin. When I was first elected as Milwaukee County Executive in 2002, pundits said it was a flukeóa Republican elected in a heavily Democratic district...
  • Watch Out, Your Character Is Showing

    11/13/2013 6:22:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | November 13, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
    "Character is what you do when no one is watching." It's a bit of a trite saying, attributed to coaches, motivational speakers and fortune cookie writers (by the way, whose idea was it to replace fortune cookie predictions with treacly aphorisms from the "Successories" reject pile?). Still, the expression's popularity illustrates the power of the idea behind it. Character is what you do when the only controlling authority is your conscience. Because young people do not yet have fully formed characters, they often need incentives beyond exhortations to do the right thing. That's one reason most parents reward good behavior...
  • What If They Gave a Shutdown and No One Cared?

    10/21/2013 3:34:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | October 21, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    The shutdown/debt limit imbroglio wasnít a defeat. Defeats leave the losers feeling defeated. But the designated losers, the conservative base of the GOP Ė which, more accurately, now is the GOP Ė is more eager and excited than it has been in a long time. Why? Someone fought. Finally. Sure, we didnít win the repeal of Obamacare. The only people talking about actually repealing Obamacare as a direct result of the tactical moves of recent weeks were the doddering dinosaurs and their media accomplices trying to put out the notion that Ted Cruz and his band of merry marauders had...
  • Ted Cruz at Values Voter Summit

    10/11/2013 12:56:56 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 7 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube ^ | 11/11/2013 | The Conservative Treehouse via Youtube
    Complete remarks by Ted Cruz, October 10, 2013:
  • Quebec Kippah Ban Stokes Controversy in Ethnic 'Tapestry' Canada

    09/22/2013 1:53:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Quebecís separatist government is betting on broad popular support with a proposal that prohibits public workers from wearing headscarves, skullcaps and other religious symbols, yet it is dividing the movement that advocates independence from Canada. The proposal, unveiled by the ruling Parti Quebecois last week, plays with the explosive issue of minority rights in a part of Canada, a country that prides itself as being a tapestry of immigrants rather than a U.S.-style melting pot. The governmentís proposed Charter of Quebec Values would ban teachers, doctors and other public workers from wearing highly visible religious symbols, including yarmulkes, headscarves and...
  • New York subway delayed by kittens [In a city where thousands of babies are aborted]

    08/30/2013 4:33:13 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Grist ^ | 8/29/13 | Jess Zimmerman
    The B and Q lines in Brooklyn were unexpectedly delayed today, but frustrated commuters might be mollified to know it was because of kitties. A pair of runaway kittens were cavorting on the tracks, and the MTA had to turn off the third rail so officers could chase them down. For once, a listicle of cat photos might actually constitute news coverage! After the two kittens were spotted on the tracks near the Church Avenue station in Brooklyn at 11:06 a.m., the MTA shut off power to the third rail on a section of the subwayís Brighton Line, suspending regular...
  • A Minority View

    08/28/2013 3:28:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | August 28, 2013 | Walter E. Williams
    This week begins my 34th year serving on George Mason University's distinguished economics faculty. You might imagine my surprise when I received a letter from its Office of Equity and Diversity Services notifying me that I was required to "complete the in-person Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Policies and Procedures training." This is a leftist agenda for indoctrination, thought control and free speech suppression to which I shall refuse to submit. Let's look at it. Ideas such as equity and equal opportunity, while having high emotional value, are vacuous analytical concepts. For example, I've asked students whether they...
  • ďStand Your GroundĒ Critics Personify European Pacifism, Not American Values

    07/24/2013 9:41:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 24, 2013 | Bob Barr
    The legal concept of standing oneís ground against deadly force has been a part of American culture since our founding as a nation; and has been an explicit component of our countryís law for more than 100 years. An individualís right to possess a firearm to defend oneís self is guaranteed unequivocally in the Second Amendment to our Constitution. And, in the case known as Beard v. United States, the Supreme Court in 1895 ruled that a person facing a violent assault may repel that action by force, including deadly force, without first ďretreating.Ē This century-old legal precedent defined what...
  • Nielson Sweeps going on: A good time for boycotts and contacting advertisers (vanity)

    Here's a great opportunity for us to speak up for Christian values. Nielson's sweeps are running right now until July 24. Boycotting programs and contacting the news media and show advertisers will force people to consider what God says. We know what the Bible says about how the world will go in the last days, but we are also still called to make disciples of all nations and speak out about what's right. If anyone would like to speak out about the news media, here are advertisers from last night's ABC World News: Alleve Caltrate Celebrex Nexium Ocuvite Listerine Xeljanz...
  • The Damage Bernanke Has Done To Every Major Asset Class Since May 22

    06/25/2013 8:18:40 PM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    Buainess Insider ^ | 6-25-2013 | Matthew Boesler
    The Damage Bernanke Has Done To Every Major Asset Class Since May 22 Matthew BoeslerJune 25, 2013 When Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke failed to rebuff a suggestion during his May 22 congressional testimony that the central bank could begin tapering back bond purchases in September, the stock market finally began to stumble. A rapid rise in U.S. Treasury yields had caused volatility in global markets since the beginning of May, but it wasn't until Bernanke's testimony that equities started to show weakness. Since then, equity investors around the world have faced increased volatility thanks to concerns that slowing of...
  • The Boy Scouts and Timeless Values

    06/04/2013 12:29:18 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | June 3, 2013 | The Patriot Post
    "The recent decision by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America to allow 'openly gay' youth to become members of the Boy Scouts was nothing short of a betrayal -- a betrayal not only of the values scouting has represented for decades but also of the families whose support for the Scouts has spanned generations. ... It's worth noting that the law does NOT require the change in Scouts' policy: the ban on homosexual members was upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court, which affirmed the right of the Boy Scouts to remain true to their mission and...
  • Why Male Pansies Canít Attract a Good Woman

    05/19/2013 7:39:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 152 replies
    Girls Just Wanna Have Guns ^ | May 2013 | Regis Giles
    A while back I received several e-mails from guys requesting my advice on how to attract a female like me. You see, they seem to have a hard time attracting women that are into shooting and the outdoorsÖ and I understand this. Being that we humans arenít whitetail deer and you canít rub your scent on a tree to find yourself a mate, it makes things harder for guys. Iíve decided to throw these guys a bone, and any others who need help, on how to attract such a lady. Here are essential points to follow in attracting the Katniss...
  • TV Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Tops 'American Idol' With Record-Breaking Finale

    04/26/2013 1:29:18 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 57 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 4/25/2013 | Michael O'Connell
    TV Ratings: 'Duck Dynasty' Tops 'American Idol' With Record-Breaking Finale UPDATED: The A&E reality series outperforms all of Wednesday's cable and broadcast series in the targeted adults 18-49 demo --- and pulls in nearly 10 million total viewers. Duck Dynasty shows no signs of slowing. The A&E series' season finale drew a record 9.6 million viewers during its one-hour episode -- and an equally impressive 5.5 million adults 18-49. That haul in the key demo puts it ahead of all of cable and broadcast offerings for the night -- including American Idol. Duck Dynasty's 4.3 rating with adults 18-49 rating...
  • Tamerlan Tsarnaev got Mass. welfare benefits

    04/23/2013 8:57:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 68 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 23, 2013 | Chris Cassidy
    Marathon bombings mastermind Tamerlan Tsarnaev was living on taxpayer-funded state welfare benefits even as he was delving deep into the world of radical anti-American Islamism, the Herald has learned. State officials confirmed last night that Tsarnaev, slain in a raging gun battle with police last Friday, was receiving benefits along with his wife, Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, and their 3-year-old daughter. The stateís Executive Office of Health and Human Services said those benefits ended in 2012 when the couple stopped meeting income eligibility limits. Russell Tsarnaevís attorney has claimed Katherine ó who had converted to Islam ó was working up to...