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  • Letter to Congress Urging Funding for United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

    11/10/2017 4:24:00 PM PST · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops ^ | November 10, 2017 | Oscar Cantú / Frank J. Dewane
    By supporting the UNFCCC, the United States can direct attention and resources towards adaptation measures that help all people, especially the poor, adapt to the effects of climate change globally.
  • Opinion: The 25th Amendment Proves Why Trump's Mental Health Matters

    10/18/2017 1:20:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | October 18, 2017 | by Richard Painter and Leanne Watt
    The 25th Amendment is the ultimate constitutional "check" — a corrective mechanism for an American president who is physically or psychologically unable to lead. Most important, it grants legal authority to those closest to power — first, the vice president and Cabinet members, then members of Congress — to stage an intervention. At the very least, these individuals are authorized to call a temporary timeout if the president is judged unfit to govern. Is America today in need of such an unprecedented intervention? Pundits and politicians alike have called for the amendment’s implementation over the past few months. But it...
  • Minneapolis Mayoral Candidate Proposes Police Officers Be Required To Leave Their Guns In Cars

    07/28/2017 5:35:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 7/26/2017 | Cowgirl
    Minneapolis, MN – Raymond Dehn, candidate for Minneapolis mayor, is proposing police officers leave their guns in their cars, but says it’s okay for them to have nightsticks or pepper spray. Raymond Dehn, who is also a State Representative, is running against current mayor Betsy Hodges in this fall’s election, according to Fox9. He said, “Officers don’t need to carry guns on their person all the time…I’m not saying they don’t have access to that, just like they have access to more lethal weapons in their cars, I would believe they would still have access to their guns in their...
  • How a conspiracy theory closed part of a major US seaport

    06/19/2017 1:28:06 AM PDT · by blueplum · 31 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 16 June 2017 | Donie O'Sullivan  
    The theory: a cargo ship with a "dirty bomb" was just outside of Charleston, South Carolina. The notion came to life during a live YouTube broadcast Wednesday evening. During the broadcast, conspiracy theorist George Webb initially claimed a "source" had told him that there was "a dirty bomb planned for a major city." Based on the information from the "source," Webb said he believed Memphis might be the target. The Coast Guard said in a further statement provided to CNN that the source of the threat had been detained by authorities for further questioning. The statement did not mention Webb's...
  • Protests break out following election results (Oakland, CA)

    11/09/2016 12:29:35 AM PST · by RightGeek · 44 replies
    KTVU ^ | 11/9/2016 | Uncredited
    Protests are breaking out in Oakland following Donald Trump winning the Presidential election. Many gathered on Telegraph Avenue and continue to march. (videos and photos at link)
  • 9/11 Truthers Are Even Dumber Than You Think

    02/15/2016 5:36:10 PM PST · by jessduntno · 66 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/11/2014 | Jim Antle
    Given their small numbers, occasional libertarian pandering to the “inside job” morons yields no theoretical benefit greater than a few additional comments on a YouTube video. Worse, they’ve actually made intelligent discussion more difficult. Questions about the government’s lack of readiness for 9/11, for example, now carry the unmistakable whiff of fringe kookiness. So do demands for basic government transparency, like calling for more of the 9/11 Commission report to be declassified. Mention this idea and some people will move away before you start ranting about the moon landing being fake. That’s too bad, because some accountability has been lost...
  • Former MN Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag

    09/27/2015 6:24:37 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    NYDN ^ | Sunday, September 27, 2015 | Marianne Garvey, Brian Niemietz, Oli Coleman with Rachel Maresca /
    Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura thinks he and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders would make a good tag team Former Minnesota Governor and retired pro wrestler Jesse (The Body) Ventura is into Bernie Sanders. Ventura stirred up controversy last month by hinting he might be interested in serving as Donald Trump’s vice president, but the fiercely independent rabble rouser told Confidenti@l that a Sanders/Ventura ticket might be a better fit. “Would I run with Bernie? Sure, I’d give him consideration,” Ventura tells Confidenti@l, reasoning that Sanders, quickly gaining traction, is the candidate most likely to bring our troops back from the...
  • EPA to Pope Francis: Deliver the Credibility. We Know You Can!

    01/30/2015 2:54:43 PM PST · by ebb tide · 21 replies
    PewSitter.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Frank Walker
    Why is it that both the Vatican and the Obama White House feel they can be so open and candid about their close collaboration? Is the Administration part of the Catholic Church or is the Church a mouthpiece for the Administration... or is Communism just a modern word for the Gospel, like Pope Francis says? Why do we keep hearing the same ugly messages wherever we look? In a bid to bolster the Obama administration's "moral" case for combating climate change, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency will meet senior Vatican officials Friday to enlist papal support for its...
  • Revealed: Vladimir Putin Plotting To Invade Europe

    11/28/2014 4:04:07 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 50 replies
    International Business Times - Australia ^ | 11/28/2014 | Athena Yenko
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has a concrete plan of invading Europe, taking it under his total rule. The covert plot was exposed by Germany's well-known newspaper, the BILD, citing credible sources from the intelligence community. Mr Putin's grand plan was reportedly outlined in a supposedly classified document titled "Putin: the new leader of international conservatism." The blueprint was drafted by Moscow's Centre for Strategic Communications...
  • This Wingnut Conspiracy Theory Has a Point

    02/21/2013 2:31:52 PM PST · by The Working Man · 1 replies
    This Wingnut Conspiracy Theory Has a Point This might be a good rule of thumb for presidential policy: if the factual truth of what you are doing is so gob-smackingly ridiculous that it makes whacko conspiracy theories about it sound reasonable, it's probably bad policy. Digby: I suppose it was inevitable: What do you get when you combine the president's ability to secretly kill American citizens and the recent push to restrict gun access? One of the most bizarre anti-Obama conspiracy theories ever—and it takes a lot to win that prize. Various tea party activists, libertarian websites and other conspiracy-minded...
  • No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles

    11/12/2012 6:11:20 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    No Meat on Mondays in Los Angeles By Susan Jones November 12, 2012 (CNSNews.com) - The Los Angeles City Council is urging all residents to observe "meatless Mondays" from now on. A resolution adopted on Oct. 24 reads: "Be it resolved, that the Council of the City of Los Angeles hereby declares all Mondays as 'Meatless Mondays' in support of comprehensive sustainability efforts as well as to further encourage residents to eat a more varied plant-based diet to protect their health and protect animals." Councilwoman Jan Perry, who introduced the resolution, also wants to ban new fast-food restaurants in South...
  • UW Madison Students: 'Unfair' That Obama Couldn't Use Teleprompter in Debate

    10/05/2012 8:24:27 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10/5/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    Thousands of President Obama supporters turned out in in Madison, Wisc., for a rally following Wednesday night’s debate in Denver. The mood was somber, to say the least, as they waited to enter Bascom Mall at the University of Wisconsin Thursday afternoon. University of Wisconsin students and fellow Wisconsinites had mixed reviews on the president's performance. I talked to supporters of the president who had watched the debate, asking how they thought the president did. One after the other said they were left unimpressed and “not inspired,” seemingly depressed and lethargic in their continuing support of the president. More than...
  • Rick Santorum has come to take away your freedom (LEFTY GOES APOPLECTIC !!!)

    03/16/2012 10:23:47 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 64 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 16, 2012 | Junior Marxist NEIL STEINBERG nsteinberg@suntimes.com
    Religion is very good at telling you what to do and how to live. Your leisure time, if you so choose, can be completely absorbed in matters of ritual, practice and belief. Nobody stops you. I’m biased, but I believe the Jewish faith has a particular genius for this. There are morning prayers and evening prayers, complex dietary laws, 613 commandments direct from God covering every aspect of life, plus an ancient language to master, enormous books of commentary to study and debate. You do get to sleep, however. Don’t get me wrong; other faiths will keep you busy, too....
  • Glenn Beck: They’re lying to us about the mystery contrail

    11/19/2010 11:20:16 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 173 replies · 1+ views
    HOTAIR ^ | November 19, 2010 | by The Right Scoop
    Glenn Beck said today that he has spoken to military experts about the mystery contrail from a few weeks ago and he says it’s definitely not a plane, but rather a two stage missile. He just wants to know where it came from, and he has a theory. Beck postulates that this missile was possibly from a Chinese sub off the coast of California, perhaps as a show of force to the world, but even more so to President Obama.
  • Jesus Christ To Call His Beloved Ones To Meet Him in the Clouds Very Soon - Perhaps This Year - 2010

    03/29/2010 4:05:06 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 372 replies · 5,013+ views
    God's Word ^ | 3 29 2010 | The Holy Spirit
    (This is NEWS - Please Keep This in Breaking News, Admin Moderators. It is not about "religion". It is about Current Events!) 1 Thessalonians 4: 13 - 18: But I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord...
  • Majority of Republicans: Obama is a Muslim

    03/23/2010 7:35:09 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 156 replies · 3,089+ views
    Majority of Republicans: Obama is a Muslim A new national Louis Harris poll finds that a majority of Republicans believe that President Obama is a Muslim, while 45 percent agree with the so-called "Birthers" that the president was "not born in the United States." The poll of 2,230 Americans, taken during last weekend's health care showdown in the House of Representatives, shows how successful Obama's opponents have been in demonizing the 44th president. Full results are expected tomorrow, but preliminary findings were released in The Daily Beast by John Avlon, whose book "Wingnuts" details the hyper-partisanship that has swept America...
  • The Secret History of the Birthers

    02/08/2010 8:30:33 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 105 replies · 2,299+ views
    http://www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 02/08/10 | by John Avlon
    Investigating the roots of the Obama birthplace conspiracy theory, John Avlon—author of Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America, available now on Beast Books—uncovers the first Birther and finds she's a Hillary Clinton supporter also implicated in Dan Rather's exit from CBS.
  • Glenn Beck vs. The Wing-Nuts --->The Slaves are 3/5ths of a Person Debate

    12/15/2009 3:24:26 PM PST · by Shellybenoit · 15 replies · 1,018+ views
    The Lid/Various ^ | 12/15/09 | The Lid
    A discussion on the Glenn Beck show has now spilled onto the internet. The discussion surrounds Article 1, Section 2, Paragraph 3 of the United States Constitution: “ Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons." To the liberals, the 3/5th figure is an indication that our founding fathers were a...
  • BEWARE THE CERTAINTY-WALLAHS, NOT THE "WINGNUTS," ON HEALTH CARE

    08/15/2009 10:04:22 PM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 250+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | August 15, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    "Certainty can be deadly." - Peter L. Berger, sociologist Who should you be most leery of regarding the contentious national health insurance issue - the so-called "wing-nuts" who show up at Congressional Town Hall meetings or the medical policy experts who assure you with great certainty that whatever legislators are planning will solve the nation's health care affordability "crisis?" The answer is obvious: those medical experts, whether they be TV medical personalities, policy wonks from universities or think tanks, HMO and long-term care executives, or so-called health care consumer advocates. Why? Because they are in league with the current power...
  • WHEN IT COMES TO THE HEALTH CARE BATTLE, JUST WHO ARE THE "WINGNUTS?"

    08/14/2009 8:43:30 AM PDT · by WayneLusvardi · 3 replies · 219+ views
    Pasadena Sub Rosa ^ | August 14, 2009 | Wayne Lusvardi
    The Public Editor of the Pasadena Star News, Larry Wilson, has a column out today on the contentious health care issue calling all those who disagree with Obama-Pelosi-Care "wingnuts." ("As health care battles, avoid the "wingnuts") - link: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/ci_13063274 But when it comes to the health care issue just who are the "wingnuts?" Let's take public unions first. California government unions want to give up their current gold-plated health insurance benefits for Obamacare which may be cheaper but will, in all likelihood, end up being second class. One of the provisions of HR 3200 - The House of Representatives Health...