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  • Christians in Hollywood: The Special Cross of the Artist

    08/12/2018 2:56:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 27 replies
    Angelus ^ | 2014 | Heather King
    “I realized coming here,”....“that it’s not that Hollywood was persecuting the Church as much as it was the Church was committing suicide in Hollywood. Big difference. I discovered Hollywood isn’t anti-Christian as much as it is anti-bad art. The problem is that we’re giving Hollywood schlock.” Barbara Nicolosi has worked in Hollywood since 1996 as a writer, producer, and production company executive. "We have a misconception now that we need to make propaganda for God as a response to the secular world. It’s triumphalistic, rah-rah, our side is the winning team. It doesn’t bring anyone over at all. The response...
  • PLEASE, SON, DON’T GROW UP TO BECOME A COP

    08/09/2018 12:39:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    nj1015.com ^ | 8/8/2018 | Jeff Deminisk
    Dear son, You're still young. Young enough to decide what you want to do with your life with all options on the table. Your life will be your own. Your choices your own. I'm only here to offer my advice, my guidance. As such, I beg you, please never become a police officer. Allow me to explain. When I was a young boy, I held police officers in such high regard that, as corny as it was, I would actually stop and stand at attention and salute them whenever they rolled by in their patrol cars in Rahway. When they...
  • Saw First Movie In Years (Vanity)

    07/31/2018 7:59:54 PM PDT · by RetiredTexasVet · 22 replies
    7/31/18 | RetiredTexasVet
    I saw my first movie in several years. Death of a Nation by Dinesh D'Souza. It was an advance showing at a local theater. The movie was outstanding, entertaining and well documented as would be expected from D'Souza. I'm sure there will be a lot of Progressive/Democrat heads exploding when the film is in general release. Like many other conservative films you may have to search to find it or as a last resort buy a copy of the DVD if not show locally.
  • Witness to CVS Coupon Incident Says There's More to This Viral Story

    07/20/2018 3:24:11 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 51 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 7/18/2018 | Alexandra Arriaga
    A CVS customer snub initially characterized as a racial incident now appears to be more complicated than that. An Edgewater resident who was at CVS when a white manager called the police on a black woman after rejecting her coupon, says customer Camilla Hudson was “going off loudly,” refusing to leave, and following the other manager when he went into the employee-only part of the store. On Friday, Hudson, 53, posted on Facebook the now-viral video of CVS employee Morry Matson calling the police to remove her from the CVS Pharmacy at 6150 N. Broadway. “I had the police called...
  • What Work was Like in the 1960’s and 1970’s.

    07/13/2018 7:45:15 PM PDT · by vannrox · 74 replies
    Metallicman ^ | June 2018 | editorial staff
    Today, Americans have taken so much for granted. We look at our life and think that it is as it has always been. Indeed, it is assumed that the way things are today have always been that way. Yet, the simple and plain truth is that America has changed. Over the last few decades there has been tremendous changes at all levels of American society and culture. For instance, it is a recent phenomenon that restaurants can charge $8 for a cup of coffee. Or, that we have to take a urine sample to get employed. Casual day on Friday,...
  • Reviving journalism

    07/05/2018 11:02:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Recording history, whether a community event or a gargantuan cataclysm, is a calling. It is ministering to society by relating facts not fantasy Going from spin to facts, vagueness to specifics and inferences to full quotes. This is part of what it would take to revive journalism. Simple, right? In reality, hardly possible in a world where journalism schools have mostly been redesignated schools of communications, which is a completely different and oppositional field of study. Consider what news writing was intended to be—journaling the occurrences of the day. Keeping a public diary, in a manner of speaking, without personal...
  • In Chicago and Elsewhere, Latinos Converting to Islam

    07/01/2018 4:00:27 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 44 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | June 30, 2018 | Alexandra Arriaga
    There are no precise figures on how many Latino Muslims live in the Chicago area, where the population is about 30 percent Latino. But, according to various estimates, the 130 mosques in the city and suburbs are the spiritual home to a small but growing group of converts — Latino Muslims. Some converts from devout Catholic families say they sometimes are faced with skepticism and ignorance from their own relatives: “Oh, what are you an Arab now?” “Why did you join a black religion?” “Did you join ISIS?” “Take that thing off your head.”
  • Santayana Was Never A Rock Musician

    06/30/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/18 | Dave Merrick
    Nevertheless, because of precisely what George Santayana was talking about, we are headed, one unnoticed step at a time, in just that direction It is a no-brainer that we are right now doomed to go through some really bad times. Anybody who tells you anything different is either trying to sell you something or they probably just need to back off on their meds. Nevertheless, Mr. Santayana’s beat-to-death, pure gold adage is about to fall upon us in its full weight because very few around us have even a nodding acquaintance with vital history. I mean, most of the universities...
  • Disney/ABC Should Merge with Starbucks and the NFL

    06/03/2018 7:31:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 3, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Disney/ABC, Starbucks, and the NFL should merge, as they are this week’s prime example of how to drive away customers while engaged in absurd CEO virtue signaling. ABC/Disney I never watch television. Its news is a waste of time, with well-groomed, overpaid readers and hokey camera coverage that takes an hour to cover what 10 minutes of a well-written article can better convey. Take the news coverage itself: The EU is falling apart, the talks with North Korea are on and it looks like war will be averted and another country denuclearized, and the Mueller investigation seems more ridiculous than...
  • 'It's only a beer': the unwritten contracts between men and women

    05/29/2018 5:46:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 126 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 29 May 2018 | Kira Smith
    Tbowling alley in my small town in central Pennsylvania. An older man bought me a beer and talked to me while he shot pool. Smoking and drinking in that grungy bowling-alley bar in the seediest part of town, I felt cosmopolitan and mature. I was oblivious to the transaction taking place: by drinking his beer, I was entering into an implicit and unwritten contract in which I was expected to fulfill a sexual obligation. One of my more astute and experienced friends told the man that I had a boyfriend and had no intention of being intimate with him. He...
  • Labour’s Would-be Chancellor: We Will ‘Overthrow Capitalism’ And ‘Radically Transform Society’

    05/21/2018 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/21/18 | Liam Deacon
    Labour’s Shadow Chancellor and right-hand man to party leader Jeremy Corbyn has said it is his “job” to “overthrow capitalism” and “radically” transform society, whilst praising the former leader of socialist Venezuela. John McDonnell repeatedly and emphatically backed bringing down the UK’s system of free enterprise and trade in an interview with the BBC, as well as calling for private firms to hand over their profits to the state. The man who Labour would put in charge of the Treasury, tasked with running Britain’s economy, said he aimed to transform society “in a way that radically changes the system”....
  • Happy Mother's Day!

    05/13/2018 4:17:22 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Gab ^ | May 13, 2018 | Daniel Martin Gray
    Happy straight, cis-gendered, gender-binary, heteronormative, biologically female, patriarchal, psychologically oppressed matrix of rape-culture-enforced motherhood day.
  • Vanity: Who do you trust? Who can we trust?

    04/27/2018 4:01:41 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 54 replies
    4/27/2018 | pieceofthepuzzle
    Who do you trust? Who can we trust? This is an open question, for which I personally don’t have many answers. I ask this at a personal level, societal level, and global level. I’m not a cynical person, but like many I am currently disillusioned and disappointed by what I see as a world in which deceit is acceptable - if it is an ends to a personal means and advances one’s self interest, and a world in which ‘honor’ doesn’t seem to be as valued a concept as I perceive it once was – at least in the abstract....
  • Wymyn Behaving Badly

    04/25/2018 11:24:24 AM PDT · by ellenbrewster · 6 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | April 24, 2018 | Ellen Makkai
    For you insufferable wymyn out there it’s time for a trip to the woodshed and a good old-fashioned spanking. I’m not some wigged-out dominatrix but a grandmother ashamed of women behaving badly. After the death of Barbara Bush claws came out double quick. Fresno State Professor Rhonda Jarrar labeled the former first lady, “an amazing racist…I’m happy the witch is dead. can’t wait for the rest of her family to fall to their demise the way 1.5 million iraqis have. byyyeeeeeee.” Such eloquence. Such shortsighted ignorance from a supposedly well-educated professor trusted with the training up of our young people....
  • She Got Pregnant at 18 and Did Something That Today, Few Teens Do

    04/09/2018 4:57:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 99 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 8, 2018 | Kelsey Harkness
    Kelly Clemente found out she was pregnant when she was 18. She had just finished her first semester of college, and up until then, described herself as your typical “all-American girl.”She got good grades, was a member of a sorority, and ran on the track team.When she saw that pregnancy test, “My life is over,” she thought.“I was like, it doesn’t even matter. Nothing matters anymore,” Kelly told The Daily Signal.Kelly, unlike most girls her age, was familiar with the implications of an unplanned pregnancy. In high school, she volunteered at HOPE in Northern Virginia, a nonprofit that creates gift...
  • Not Always Like This

    03/21/2018 12:04:44 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | 21 March 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    One of the unavoidable tragedies of youth is the temptation to think that what is seen today has always been. Nowhere is this more noticeable than in our responses to the recent Parkland, Florida, massacre. Part of the responses to those murders are calls to raise the age to purchase a gun and to have more thorough background checks -- in a word, to make gun purchases more difficult. That's a vision that sees easy gun availability as the problem; thus, the solution is to reduce that availability. The vision that sees "easy" availability as the problem ignores the fact...
  • Trickle-Down Trump

    03/12/2018 12:14:19 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/12/18 | Jim O'Neill
    “Trickle-down Trump” will have far reaching positive effects throughout the United States, and eventually the world A frend recently sent me an article concerning a couple of British city councils that will be handing out “gender pronoun badges” in celebration of “Trans Day of Visibility,” March 31. Council and voluntary sector staff…will be “encouraged” to wear the badges, which include messages such as “My pronouns are she/her/hers” and “My pronouns are they/their/theirs” “…Some prefer to use other gender-neutral pronouns such as ‘xe’, ‘ze’, or ‘sie’”
  • Homeless man who was feared dead is given a makeover after being reunited with his long-lost family

    03/06/2018 8:28:24 AM PST · by komibond
    Daily Mail ^ | 6 March 2018 | AMANDA CASHMORE
    The wreckage of a United States aircraft carrier, named USS Lexington that was sunk by the Japanese during World War II, was found on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The carrier was discovered by a team of explorers led by billionaire Paul Allen, the U.S. Navy confirmed Monday. The ship, which was part of the Battle of the Coral Sea from May 4-8, 1942, was found in a remarkably well-preserved condition. Microsoft co-founder Allen released a statement Monday along with photos and a video of the carrier. ​
  • 5 Things They Get Wrong About Christianity

    02/17/2018 5:30:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2018 | John Hawkins
    Christianity is a great faith that has been integral to America’s success and so perhaps those of us that are Christians should spend a bit more time tackling the misperceptions about our faith that are out there. 1) Christianity Requires Us To Hate People We Disagree With: Christians have been instructed to love the sinner and hate the sin, which is good because we’re all sinners. Christians also frequently have rules we are supposed to follow that we wouldn’t have necessarily come up with ourselves. For example, if I were writing the rules, I’d very selfishly make it morally acceptable...
  • Cause and effect

    02/15/2018 8:00:59 AM PST · by John David Powell · 6 replies
    2/15/18 | John David Powell
    Cause and effect. Those are the words on the minds, in some form, for many individuals today, particularly parents regardless of the age of their children. Cause and effect. How often, though, do we, and that includes me, how often do we become overwhelmed by the effect and miss the cause? Or, worse, fixate on the wrong cause as we go for the quick fix, the easier solution, the bandage we expected from our parents to cover the boo-boo and make it all better, whatever it was. McDonald's is eliminating the cheese burger and chocolate milk from its Happy Meal....