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  • [Catholic Caucus] Australian Bishop Won’t Silence Pro-Gay Priest

    07/18/2018 6:37:05 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 1 replies
    Church Militant ^ | July 17, 2018 | Anita Carey
    Australian Catholics protested a pro-gay priest because their bishop refused to speak out.   Father Frank Brennan, a Jesuit priest who supports gay marriage, spoke at a conference for Catholic school principals over the weekend and Bp. James Foley of the diocese of Cairns did nothing to stop him.   During Australia's same-sex marriage vote last year, Fr. Brennan promoted same-sex so-called marriage for the common good, saying, "I'll be pleased when marriage equality is recognized by Australian law."    Father Frank Brennan is also the president of Catholic Social Services of Australia and used that platform to make an announcement after...
  • Millennials: ‘Snowflake’ Label Hurts Our Mental Health, Study Finds

    06/22/2018 5:07:54 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 69 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 12/7/2017 | Chris Melore
    CBS Local — Millennials have been labeled by many of their critics as a generation of “snowflakes.” The term has been used to slam society’s young adults and teens as hypersensitive and too easily offended. Now, millennials may have just given older adults even more to roll their eyes at after a new study found a majority of the “snowflakes” think the term is harmful to their mental health. According to the study, published by British health insurer Aviva, a staggering 74 percent of 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK felt the snowflake label could have a negative impact on...
  • The US Will Fund Another Super-Sensitive and Expensive Dark Matter Experiment

    05/08/2018 5:45:18 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 05/08/2018 | Ryan F. Mandelbaum
    The proposed Super Cryogenic Dark Matter Search at SNOLAB, or SuperCDMS SNOLAB, would be a detector held at near absolute zero that would be sensitive enough to detect the elusive dark matter with silicon and germanium atoms. It joins a long line of other experiments hunting for “weakly interacting massive particles,” or WIMPs, the most popular dark matter particle candidate. Throughout the universe, there exist hints of unaccounted-for mass. Galaxies rotate too quickly at their edges, and the seemingly empty regions beside clusters of colliding galaxies warp the shape of space around them as if there were stuff there. The...
  • Comey: Getting wedgies as a kid in N.J. prepared me for Trump

    04/13/2018 3:50:50 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 124 replies
    Comey: Getting wedgies as a kid in N.J. prepared me for Trump Updated Apr 12, 9:13 PM; Posted Apr 12, 8:56 PM By Noah Cohen ncohen@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com Decades before former FBI Director James Comey says he faced the mob boss-like tactics of President Trump, the fired lawman got an early lesson in bullies growing up in Allendale, he writes. In Comey's book, "A Higher Loyalty," the 1978 Northern Highlands Regional High School graduate describes suffering through body-shaming, wedgies and getting shoved into lockers, according to the Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the already...
  • Oregon initiative would outlaw assault weapons, unless guns are registered with police

    03/21/2018 7:12:01 PM PDT · by PROCON · 68 replies
    kimatv.com ^ | March 21, 2018 | KATU News
    SALEM, Ore. – A recently filed Oregon initiative would make manufacturing, importing, possessing, purchasing or selling an assault weapon or large capacity magazine a crime – with only a few exceptions. If passed, Oregon Initiative 42 would only allow owners to keep their assault weapons and large capacity magazines if they register them with Oregon State Police. If the initiative goes into effect, anyone who owns an assault weapon or large capacity magazine will be required to remove them from the state, sell the items, surrender the items to a law enforcement agency for destruction, render the assault weapon permanently...
  • (Catholic) Bishop says Arkansas AG wrong for participating in rally

    01/18/2018 9:11:37 PM PST · by ebb tide · 18 replies
    Crux ^ | January 18, 2018 | Kelly P. Kissel
    A Catholic bishop who has led prayers at Arkansas anti-abortion rallies says he will not take part this year because its featured speaker is a public official who actively pushed for the state’s aggressive execution schedule last year. Bishop Anthony Taylor wrote an open letter to the state’s 125,000 Catholics inviting them to special Masses instead of attending the event featuring Attorney General Leslie Rutledge.“Arkansas Right to Life has chosen as the keynote speaker for the Rally a person who has good anti-abortion credentials but otherwise is decidedly not an appropriate pro-life speaker,” Taylor wrote. He said Rutledge “worked tirelessly...
  • U2 Bring Fans to Tears with Videos of Syrian Refugees During 'Joshua Tree' Stop at AT&T Stadium

    05/30/2017 6:42:56 AM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 27 replies
    When U2 released The Joshua Tree in 1987, it was a time when some of the U.S. was politically divided under President Ronald Reagan’s administration among other sociopolitical turbulence around the world. Thirty years later and with more than 25 million album copies sold, the album remains oddly relevant as the U.S. is politically divided again under a different administration and other global turmoil such as the problems in Venezuela, the Syrian refugee crisis and most recently an ISIS-led attack on Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester.
  • POLL: 1/3 of millennials say ‘safe spaces’ ‘absolutely necessary’

    05/26/2017 11:15:12 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 26, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    Recent surveys show that many college students feel “less safe” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election and consider safe spaces “absolutely necessary” to the functioning of college campuses. A LendEDU poll, for instance, asked 1,659 American college students whether they “agree with colleges campuses establishing safe spaces,” determining that 36 percent of respondents believe safe spaces “are absolutely necessary.”
  • New Study Finds Wimpy Guys Are More Likely To Be Socialists

    05/26/2017 11:05:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 40 replies
    MRC TV ^ | May 25, 2017 | Brittany M. Hughes
    It's now been scientifically proven that the wimpier the guy, the more likely he is to be a socialist. No kidding. According to a new study, physically weaker men are more prone to support socialism, a trend psychologists say may be because they feel they can’t compete against stronger men and are therefore consider inequality more threatening.  According to the Times, U.K., Brunel University ran a study on 171 men, measuring everything from their strength, height, weight and even bicep circumference. What the university found was that the physically inferior men tended to be the ones who said they supported the redistribution...
  • Are Christians Too Nice? Why Christians need to stop being wimps

    03/21/2017 3:42:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 03/20/2017 | Daniel J. Phillips
     In a piece over at Fox News, Larry Alex Taunton argued that evangelicals “need to stop being wimps.” (A glance at the URL suggests that the writer’s original title may have been a bit saltier.) Taunton makes a vividly argued case.As an example of wimpiness, he adduces Barnabas Piper, famous for being the son of John Piper. Writing at WORLD, Piper reassured the world that he’d not eat at Chick-fil-A to support a fellow-believer targeted by “gay agenda” activists et al for the compounded crimes of (a) being a Christian (b) out-loud and (c) in public. Piper was very...
  • Catholic university drops Crusaders mascot: ‘troublesome, offensive’

    03/07/2017 8:23:38 AM PST · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jennifer Kabbany
    Alvernia University has dropped its “Crusaders” mascot, saying many have found it “troublesome, even offensive.” “Even more important, they view the image as opposed to the peace and harmony of ‘right relationships’ modeled by St. Francis and the spirit of inclusiveness for which Franciscans strive,” officials with the Franciscan-Catholic university in Pennsylvania state on their website. In a Frequently Asked Questions page, officials reject the notion that the decision is steeped in political correctness. “It’s a matter of being true to our Franciscan mission and our core values of service, humility, peacemaking, contemplation, and collegiality,” they state. “This change is...
  • Tolerant Educators Exile Trump Voters From Campus: Glenn Reynolds

    11/14/2016 6:46:02 AM PST · by blam · 11 replies
    USA Today ^ | 11-14-2016 | Glenn reynolds
    Tyler Durden/Glenn Harlan Reynolds November 14, 2016 Authored by Glenn Harlan Reynolds, first posted in USA Today With puppies, Play-doh and coloring books, safe spaces and therapy sessions turn universities into a joke. One of the more amusing bits of fallout from last week’s election has been the safe-space response of many colleges and universities to the election of the “wrong” candidate. But on closer examination, this response isn’t really amusing. In fact, it’s downright mean. Trump’s substantial victory, when most progressives expected a Hillary landslide, came as a shock to many. That shock seems to have been multiplied in...
  • Donald Trump’s Advice to Panicked Republicans: Man Up

    06/08/2016 8:12:23 PM PDT · by detective · 162 replies
    MSN News ^ | 8 June 2016 | CARL HULSE
    Donald J. Trump has some advice for panicked Republicans in Washington who are melting down over his most incendiary statements: Man up. “Politicians are so politically correct anymore, they can’t breathe,”Mr. Trump said in an interview Tuesday afternoon as fellow Republicans forcefully protested his ethnically charged criticism of a federal judge overseeing a lawsuit against the defunct Trump University. “The people are tired of this political correctness when things are said that are totally fine,” he said during an interlude in a day of exceptional stress in the Trump campaign. “It is out of control. It is gridlock with their...
  • President Reagan tells a heckler to shutup [back when leaders were real men]

    03/14/2016 4:32:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 107 replies
    How a proven rock-ribbed leader handles protesters: https://youtu.be/GEXOpm0H7QA
  • Political Correctness has Neutered Patriotism [vanity]

    03/13/2016 6:04:42 AM PDT · by Arthur Wildfire! March · 48 replies
    Seeing the Chicago Rally with a fresh perspective: On 9-11-01 most of the passengers in the commercial jets cooperated with terrorists. Why? Political correctness dictated that they do so. Who turned out to be right? The passengers of United 93 -- this century's first stark example of patriotic courage. At the Chicago rally most of the Trump supporters avoided confrontations. Who turned out to be right? In that case there was NO WAY that any patriotic civilian could do the right thing. The law plays favorites against patriotism, especially in thuggish hellholes like Chicago. So sure, a man could keep...
  • GOP to Confirm ‘Property Rights are White and Racist’ Judge

    01/14/2016 11:39:16 AM PST · by TBP · 34 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 14th, 2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    On Tuesday afternoon, Republicans will vote to confirm Wilhelmina Marie Wright, a sitting member of the Minnesota state Supreme Court, to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Just who is Ms. Wright? Writing a short entry for the UCLA Law Review in 1990 (page 18-19 of PDF), Ms. Wright brazenly asserted that, "[T]he practice of American racism is based on two principles: the sanctity of property and the belief in the hierarchy of races." She concludes as follows: The failure of today's racial discourse is its reliance on the notion that property is neutral, that the...
  • Here's my message to the Snowflakes (vanity)

    11/13/2015 9:31:06 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 24 replies
    frankenMonkey's Brain | Nov 13, 2015 | frankenMonkey
    Here's my message to all of the snot nosed, bed wetting, crybaby, micro-agressed, pussy faced, neutered, limpwristed, higher-edumacated dweebs: "You ain't nuthin in my book."
  • Bill would require doctor at NYC youth tackle football games

    01/23/2015 12:30:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2015 3:04 PM EST | Jonathan Lemire
    All youth football games would be required to have a doctor present to monitor possible concussions as part of legislation considered Friday by the New York City Council. The hearing focused on the safety of young players who are even more vulnerable to brain injuries than their counterparts in high school, college and professional leagues. “It’s too common that kids are taught that getting your bell rung is OK and you need to play through it,” said Councilman Corey Johnson, a Democrat from Manhattan. “Repeated concussions can cause lifelong health injuries especially when the brain does not have time to...
  • Physicists Resurrect an Old, ‘Strange’ Dark Matter Theory

    11/05/2014 5:04:12 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    Vice Motherboard ^ | 11/5/14 | Michael Byrne
    Physicists Resurrect an Old, ‘Strange’ Dark Matter Theory Written by Michael Byrne Editor November 5, 2014 // 09:15 AM EST Dark matter might not be nearly as exotic as most theories about the stuff suggest. Instead, it could be macroscopic clumps of material formed from common particles already found within the Standard Model of particle physics. This argument comes courtesy of physicists at Case Western University, as presented in a new paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server. Dark matter is usually thought of in terms of exotic, so-far undiscovered particles. The leading candidates are known as weakly interacting massive particles,...
  • Christian college in Wisconsin drops crusader name/mascot

    01/31/2014 7:18:58 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 1/31/14 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Christian college in Wisconsin is dropping its “Crusaders” nickname after nearly 50 years, claiming the moniker has become outdated in a “more global society,” university officials told FoxNews.com. Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown and its Division III athletic teams have used the name since its founding in 1968. Matt Davis, the university’s executive vice president, said no complaints have been received by the school and stressed that it coincides with its name change from Maranatha Baptist College in December. “But I also agree that times change and we understand that context changes,” Davis told FoxNews.com. “Our world has changed...