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  • I respectfully disagree

    07/16/2018 10:26:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 1 replies
    Catholic Times ^ | 7/8/18 | Thomas Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois
    My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: The United States Supreme Court on June 27 decided that public sector employees can no longer be required to pay mandatory fees to support unions to which they do not wish to belong. This landmark case, Janus v. AFSCME, involved Mark Janus, a child support specialist at the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services in Springfield, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, a public-sector union. Janus refused to join the union because he opposes many of its positions, including those taken in collective bargaining. Despite his opposition, for...
  • Left vs. Right (US) [interesting graphic]

    07/16/2018 8:50:08 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 30 replies
    information is beautiful ^ | December 2011 | David McCandless & Stefanie Posavec
    This graphic shows left & right, liberal vs conservative, blue vs red, from a US perspective.
  • GOP Volunteers Kicked Out Of Uber As Driver Says ‘Welcome To The Resistance’

    07/16/2018 8:31:01 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/15/18 | Julia Cohen
    Six Republican campaign volunteers say they were kicked out of an Uber on Saturday as their driver told them “welcome to the resistance.” The six volunteers were told halfway to their destination in Raleigh, North Carolina, to exit the vehicle at a gas station because the driver “had the right to deny [them] service,” Mary Russell, one of the riders in the Uber, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. The six riders exited the car and were told, “Welcome to the resistance,” as the driver drove away. “It was clear based on our mild conservative political talk that the driver...
  • Police: Hunt serial killer in crime spree that has left three dead

    07/16/2018 7:32:13 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 12 replies
    A man on the run was identified Monday evening by authorities as being responsible for a week-long crime spree that includes a shooting, a home invasion and that has so far left three people fatally shot in the Houston area. That suspect is Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said at a press conference. He is a 5'7", 135 lb. Hispanic man who should be considered "armed and dangerous," Acevedo said. At the press conference,Gonzalez was asked if Rodriguez is now considered a serial killer. He said yes.
  • Ruling over killer whale attack reflects Kavanaugh’s view of workplace regulations

    07/16/2018 6:33:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 16, 2018 | Bob Egelko
    When a killer whale drowned and dismembered a trainer at a SeaWorld park in Florida in 2010, federal labor officials fined the park $12,000 and required protective measures — over the objection of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, who predicted in a written opinion that the next step would be a ban on tackling in pro football.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, Indiana ~ 17 July 2018

    07/16/2018 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 24 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | laurenmarlowe and the Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Atterbury-Muscatatuck Training Center, IndianaThe Atterbury-Muscatatuck boundaries encompass more than 35, 000 acres of training and maneuver space. Within Johnson, Bartholomew, and Brown counties is Camp Atterbury, near Edinburgh, Indiana, and armed forces reserve training area operated by the Indiana National Guard. The base supports active duty and reserve component training, as well as other local, state, or federal training. Regional National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve units, U.S. Army North, U.S. Northern Command, the Joint Staff and other military and civilian organizations also use Atterbury’s facilities. Atterbury’s Advanced Urban Training Facility,...
  • Shock over ruling that 'brides of Christ' need not be virgins

    07/16/2018 4:40:16 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 26 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | 7/16/2018 | Harriet Sherwood
    Consecrated virgins say they are disappointed by Vatican’s new guidance Christian women who have pledged lifelong virginity as “brides of Christ” have expressed shock at a Vatican document that suggests literal virginity is not a prerequisite for their consecration. The Vatican’s new instruction on consecrated virginity, Ecclesiae Sponsae Imago, was published earlier this month after requests from bishops who reported an increasing number of women being called to the vocation. There are an estimated 5,000 consecrated virgins in at least 42 countries, with the largest numbers in France, Italy and Argentina. Consecrated virgins are unmarried women who offer their physical...
  • Cause of Jesuit leader Fr. Pedro Arrupe to open

    07/16/2018 4:02:43 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 3 replies
    The Catholic Herald ^ | July 15, 2018 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    The general postulator of the Society of Jesus said he had begun compiling all of the writings of Jesuit Fr Pedro Arrupe and seeking eyewitnesses who can attest to the holiness of order’s late superior general. The massive task of compiling a list of 120 witnesses, especially those who personally knew Fr Arrupe, should “be finished in about a year,” Jesuit Fr Pascual Cebollada, the postulator, told the Catholic News Service. ... Pope Francis “gave several examples of Fr Arrupe as a person who helped us Jesuits rediscover our spirituality in the 1970s,” Fr Cebollada said. Despite the Pope’s admiration...
  • World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters charged over pitch demonstration

    07/16/2018 3:24:46 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 11 replies
    BBC Comedy ^ | July 16, 2018
    Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch. They are accused of violating the rules for spectators at sporting events and of wearing police uniforms illegally. The two offences carry maximum fines of 10,000 roubles (Ł121; $161) and 1,500 roubles, respectively.
  • Once Again, President Trump Is Magnificently Right—This Time About Russia

    07/16/2018 3:22:15 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 56 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 7/16/2018 | David P. Goldman
    President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do not mean to say that Russia is a beneficent actor in world affairs or that President Putin is an admirable world leader. Nonetheless, the president displayed both perspicacity and political courage when he pointed the finger at the United States for mismanaging the relationship with Russia. Full disclosure: I was a...
  • Delingpole: The Meghan Effect – ‘Woke’ Younger Royals Snub Donald Trump

    07/16/2018 2:23:38 PM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | James Delingpole
    The Prince of Wales, Prince William, and the younger royals all deliberately snubbed President Donald J. Trump on his visit to the UK, the Sunday Times reports. I blame the Meghan effect. Of course we can’t hold the arrival into the Royal household of a pretty actress who used to be in Suits wholly responsible for this outbreak of crass, thick, petulant behaviour: as we know, the Prince of Wales is more than capable of that without much prompting; and in Will’s case, the acorn doesn’t look as if it has fallen too far from the tree. Still, I’m blaming...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one very low-information voter on Israel and Palestinians

    07/16/2018 2:18:12 PM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 7/16/2018 | Monica Showalter
    Twenty-eight-year-old socialist sensation Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez isn't all that, you know, ummm, up on the news. Good thing she never met Bill Buckley, because on PBS's current version of his old show, Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, she came out looking like an idiot. Seriously, watch this: Video at link: New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel in a recent interview on PBS's "Firing Line," calling them the occupiers of Palestine and later admitting that she has no idea what she is talking about regarding Israel. Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came in response to a question from host Margaret Hoover, who asked her...
  • Father of 43 children found beaten in West Side home (Chicago)

    07/16/2018 1:54:40 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 22 replies
    ABC7 ^ | 07/15/2018
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A 63-year-old father of 43 children was found beaten to death Sunday afternoon in his home on Chicago's West Side. The body of John Hearring -- known as Nicholas -- was discovered with head trauma in his upstairs apartment in the 1000-block of North Leamington Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood. Multiple family members confirmed that he had 43 children.
  • INL specialists left plutonium in their car. In the morning, it was gone

    07/16/2018 1:21:39 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 45 replies
    www.idahostatesman.com ^ | July 16, 2018 | By Patrick Malone And R. Jeffrey Smith
    Two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there. Their task was to ensure that the radioactive materials did not fall into the wrong hands on the way back to Idaho, where the government maintains a stockpile of nuclear explosive materials for the military and others. To ensure they got the right items, the specialists from Idaho brought radiation detectors and small samples of dangerous materials to calibrate them: specifically, a plastic-covered disk of plutonium,...
  • [VIDEO]: Democrats Hate Black People #walkaway (14:33)

    07/16/2018 1:17:03 PM PDT · by Maceman · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 2, 2018 | Brandon Tatum
    It is time to walk away from the Democratic party's ideology. The democratic philosophy is filled with hate and fear mongering. They have no message. Actually, they never had a message. They only use the government to control people and to keep their People in power. All of the fake politicians use their position to make themselves rich and keep you weak and needing their philosophy. I tell you this, I will never accept their lies again. Period. Link A passionate black man (who voted for Obama twice) makes a persuasive argument for why black people need to walk away...
  • One of the Most Disgraceful Performances by a President I've Ever Seen: Cooper Eviscerates Trump

    07/16/2018 11:31:11 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 115 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 7/16/2018 | Chris Spargo
    Anderson Cooper made it very clear how he felt about president Donald Trump's performance during his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. 'You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader certainly that I've ever seen,' began Cooper in his remarks once the press conference had ended on Monday. Cooper said this in a calm and even voice, delivering it as fact and not an opinion.
  • British caver in Thai rescue considers legal action after Elon Musk calls him a ‘pedo’

    07/16/2018 11:06:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thailand cave said on Monday he may take legal action against Tesla CEO Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo” on Twitter. Musk has come under fire for launching the extraordinary attack on Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a “PR stunt”. The boys and their football coach were rescued from the cave complex by an international team and after a week of intense drama....
  • Climate change killed the aliens, and it might kill us too, new simulation suggests

    07/16/2018 10:35:05 AM PDT · by Right_Wing_Madman · 57 replies
    nbc fake news ^ | Jun.07.2018 | Brandon Specktor
    Did climate change already kill all the aliens we've been searching for? According to astrophysicist Adam Frank, it's certainly a possibility — and whether humans are doomed to the same fate may already be out of our hands. Frank, a professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester in New York, is the lead author of a new paper published May 1 in the journal Astrobiology that aims to take what Frank calls a "10,000-light-year" view of anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change. Using mathematical models based on the disappearance of a real-life lost civilization here on Earth (the former...
  • Trump and the queen: The Press ridicules Trump for "Lack of Etiquette"

    07/16/2018 10:06:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2018 | Russ McSwain
    It remains interesting that much of the ridicule aimed at Trump involves things that liberals do as well. Case in point from the Huffington Post: The royal family adheres to a strict code of etiquette and behavior. So when the ever-boisterous President Donald Trump met with Queen Elizabeth II for tea at Windsor Castle on Friday, many expected him to serve up some awkward interactions. Of course, Trump did not disappoint. My goodness – Trump was rude to the queen?  Our leaders should respect the customs and protocols of other nations just as we expect them to respect ours.  What on earth...
  • In a Tight Labor Market, Retirees Fill Gaps Their Previous Employers Can’t

    07/16/2018 9:56:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/16/2018 | Claudia Dreifus
    Soon after Ilana Benet retired from her job as a labor and delivery nurse, it hit her: She missed the babies. And her employer missed her. Ms. Benet, a registered nurse, had worked at Montefiore Health System in the Bronx for 40 years before retiring two years ago at age 60. As a grandmother of 10, Ms. Benet wanted to spend more time with her family. But she quickly realized — within weeks — that she wasn’t ready for full retirement. Montefiore was ready to welcome her back. The hospital system developed an informal program to rehire some retired nurses...