June 30 - Two refugees and a foreign student on a visa
brought multi-drug resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) to
Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009 and 2011, according to a
2014 article in an epidemiology publication written with
the cooperation of the doctors who treated them. The
introduction of MDR TB to the United States represents a
serious public health threat, since its successful treatment
is uncertain and very expensive. Active TB can usually be
treated successfully in six to nine months at a cost...
June 30 - Sweden’s police chief unveiled the force’s
latest weapon in the fight against sexual assault: wristbands
reading “Don’t touch me”. A recent Swedish press release warns
that groping is a crime. In it, the country’s national police
chief Dan Eliasson said: “No one should have to accept sexual
molestation. So do not grope. And if you are groped, report it
to the police.” Mr. Eliasson mentioned a variety of actions
such as “a hand tucked between the legs”, “a hug from behind
in the crush at a club...
June 28 - Businesses that ask a job applicant about his
or her criminal history during the hiring process could be
fined and forced to pay the applicant up to $500 under a new
law being considered by city leaders. A Los Angeles City
Council committee backed a plan Tuesday to penalize businesses
that weed out applicants based on criminal convictions. The
rules are part of a law under consideration by the council
aimed at giving former convicts a better shot at obtaining
June 29 - A former United Nations official, John Ashe,
has been found dead in his New York home, and some are
speculating whether it’s a case of “Hillary Clinton silencing
people who ‘know too much.'” That question was pointedly
raised by Kosar at the Political Insider on word of the death
of Ashe, who was found at his Dobbs Ferry, New York, home last
week. The cause of death was reported as a heart attack, but
the New York Post reported the local Dobbs Ferry police said
“his throat had been crushed...
June 30 - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced
Thursday that the military will no longer discriminate against
transgender troops, knocking down one of the last barriers to
service based on sex. The move, nearly a year in the making,
came despite last-minute concerns were raised by top brass
about how to deal with the medical, housing and uniform issues
for troops who are transitioning to the other sex. “This is
the right thing to do for our people and for the force,”
Carter said. “We’re talking about talented...
June 28 - If you believe that the Brexit vote is going
to kill the idea of a “United States of Europe”, you might
want to think again. In fact, it appears that the decision by
the British people to leave the European Union is only going
to accelerate the process of creating an EU superstate. As you
will see below, one of the largest newspapers in the UK is
reporting that the foreign ministers of France and Germany
have drafted “a blueprint to effectively do away with
individual member states”. So even though men like...
June 28 - As the UK leaves Europe for greener pastures,
Germany continues to suffer the consequences of its dangerous
immigration policies. On Friday, two Muslim asylum seekers who
dragged an unsuspecting German woman into a flower bed at a
local park in Berlin and gang-raped her were due in court to
answer for their crimes. The 56-year-old victim was attacked
in August at Munich’s Old Botanical Gardens after she asked
the men to stop shouting. The woman was simply trying to take
a nap at the park.
June 28 - Well built 22-year-old Muslim migrants with
full beards are hitting on 14-15 year old girls and acting out
violently at a high school in Canada, documents obtained by
Rebel Media’s Faith Goldy have revealed. Earlier this year,
Goldy exposed how migrants at Chebucto Heights Elementary
School were abusing other children, in one case choking a girl
with a metal chain while yelling “Muslims rule the world”. The
story was subsequently censored by major news outlets that had
initially reported on it.
June 29 - According to a new foreign policy document
from the Brussels-based institution to be handed to EU leaders
next week, a “credible European defence” is also essential to
preserve good relations with the US. EU foreign policy chief
Federica Mogherini’s Global Strategy document states that “as
Europeans we must take greater responsibility for our
security”. The white paper, seen by Politico, adds: “While
NATO exists to defend its members — most of which are European
— from external attack...
June 29 - Visitors to national parks are free to use
whichever public restroom they believe matches their gender
identity, the Department of Interior says. “As it relates to
recently passed state laws relating to the transgender
community, visitors to public lands and water sites are
welcome to use restrooms that best align with their gender
identity,” an Interior Department spokesperson told The Daily
Signal in an email. But a national policy expert says visitors
to national parks should be concerned that others can...
June 29 - It was like something straight out of a Three
Stooges episode. President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime
Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña
Nieto — the so-called “3 Amigos” — were hoping to look like
the North American tough guys after the earth establishment
shaking Brexit vote last week. Instead, they looked like
Larry, Moe and Curly. Hands were flying, left hands were
shaking, other hands were just dangling, waiting for any touch
from a fellow leftist...
June 29 - Japan's Supreme Court has upheld the
government's blanket surveillance of the country's Muslim
community. The court struck down the second appeal by Japanese
Muslim plaintiffs against what they perceive as an
unconstitutional invasion of their privacy and freedom of
religion. A 2010 leak of 114 police files revealed nationwide
surveillance of Japanese Muslims. The files revealed that
Muslim places of worship, halal restaurants and Islam-related
organizations across the capital, Tokyo...
June 29 - Finally making good on long-harbored anger at
conservative media, Democrats on the
Federal Election Commission voted in secret to punish Fox
News' sponsorship of a Republican presidential debate, using
an obscure law to charge the network with helping those on
stage. It is the first time in history that members of the FEC
voted to punish a media outlet's debate sponsorship, and it
follows several years of Democratic threats against
conservative media and websites like the Drudge Report.
June 29 - Congress delivered relief to
debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President
Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue package to help
the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans. The Senate passed
the bill on a bipartisan 68-30 vote, three weeks after the
House overwhelmingly backed the measure. The vote came two
days before the island is supposed to make a $2 billion
payment to creditors. Obama is expected to move quickly and
sign the legislation. Puerto Rico is in a decade-long...
June 29 - Two days before a potential historical
default, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla made it
clear that the commonwealth won’t pay bondholders even as
Congress votes on a bill allowing the island to restructure
its $70 billion in debt. “On July 1, 2016, Puerto Rico will
default on more than $1 billion in general obligation bonds,
the island’s senior credits protected by a constitutional lien
on revenues,” Garcia Padilla wrote in a editorial posted on a
CNBC website. The lapse will mark the first...
June 29 - Making your child attend church could be a
human rights violation, according the
United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child.
The Chrsitian Institute, the new report by the U.N. panel
shows concern about children being legally bound to attend
church and worship services. They recommended the government
"repeal legal provisions for compulsory attendance at
collective worship." The committee wants children to be able
to act independently of their parents.
June 29 - In a divided decision Tuesday, the U.S.
Supreme Court handed down a devastating ruling against
religious freedom. The case involved Christian pharmacists in
Washington state who were being forced to sell so-called
"morning after pills," which the pharmacists consider
abortion, a violation of their religious beliefs. The
difference between birth control pills and "morning after
pills," with trade names like "Plan B" and "Ella," is that the
former prevents the fertilization of an egg while the later
June 29 - Three openly homosexual candidates for bishop
in the United Methodist Church are up for election in the next
few weeks. The news comes despite the church organization
deciding, last month, not to endorse or discuss LGBT issues.
However, regional conferences have been allowed to make
individual decisions. Rev. Karen Oliveto, Rev. Frank Wulf, and
Rev. David Meredith were nominated for the Western and North
Central jurisdictions. "With hearts full of gratitude and joy,
June 22 - Former U.S. State Department IT specialist
Bryan Pagliano on Wednesday invoked his Fifth Amendment rights
more than 125 times during private deposition with
conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, Fox News reported.
Pagliano spoke mostly from an index card, reading the same
crafted statement each time, a
source told Fox News. His
deposition was originally scheduled for two weeks ago, but
postponed when his lawyers notified the court that Pagliano
would be pleading the Fifth.
June 23 - There are at least 66 million dead trees in
California, according to the U.S. National Forest Service, and
they may provide more tinder to the already volatile wildfire
situation in the state. The Forest Service, in a
released Wednesday, blamed the tree die off on four years of
consecutive drought, a "dramatic" rise in bark beetle
infestation and warmer temperatures. The trees are located in
six counties across 760,000 acres in the southern Sierra
Nevada region of the state and could contribute...
June 22 - The next EU Council president says "Islam has
no place" in his eastern European nation of Slovakia. Robert
Fico is in his third term as Slovakia's prime minister. He
warned in May that "migrants change the character of our
country" and vowed he would not allow such change to affect
his nation. "Multiculturalism is a fiction," Fico said. "Once
you let migrants in, you can face such problems" referring to
the sex attacks by Muslim migrants on German women in Cologne
on New Year's Eve.
June 22 - The Illinois legislature has approved a bill
that would give unelected Muslim-Americans a formal voice in
state government. If the governor signs the bill, Illinois
would be the first state to pass such a law. The measure
creates a 21-member advisory council of Muslims to give them
influence on state policy. The governor and legislative
leaders would appoint the Muslim council members. The Chicago
Tribune quotes one Islamic leader who's pushing for the new
body and says all governors in America should...
June 22 - In a striking gesture Wednesday, Pope Francis
invited fourteen African migrants to join him on the steps of
St. Peter’s Basilica, urging Europe to open its doors to more
refugees. The fourteen
migrants were guests of Caritas of
Florence and the European university, and carried banners of
the charity that is caring for them along with Vatican flags.
On arriving in St. Peter’s Square, Francis embraced them and
then asked them to accompany him to his chair and remain near
him during his weekly...
June 22 - Since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
in which Al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four flights—crashing
one into each of New York City’s Twin Towers, another into the
Pentagon, and the fourth into a field in Pennsylvania—a
whopping 580 people have been convicted of terrorism in the
United States. An even more astonishing 380 of them were
foreign-born, according to a release by the office of Sen.
Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and a new
report from Fox News. The Department of Justice...
June 22 - With the media frantically hiding the content
of Donald Trump’s terrorism speech from last week, he should
respond to every question with the central point of that
speech: How does this kind of immigration make our country
better? How does it make the country safer? When the Third
World immigrants admitted under Sen. Teddy Kennedy’s 1965
Immigration Act — as well as their children — commit mass
murder, the government and media tell us it’s a gun problem.
Or it’s “our” culture. Or it’s “homophobia.”
June 23 - As California Democrat Rep. Brad Sherman
spoke Wednesday evening during an unprecedented “sit-in” on
Capitol Hill to demand a vote on gun control, Rep. Louis
Gohmert (R-TX) interrupted him, shouting: “Radical Islam
killed these people!” Sherman, a moderate Democrat from the
San Fernando Valley, had joined several dozen of his party
colleagues in a protest against House Republicans’ refusal to
allow votes on several gun regulations — all of which had
already failed in the Senate.
June 23 - The population of the UK shot up by half a
million – 0.8% – in the 12 months of last year. Record levels
of immigration were the driving factor, as birth rates and
“natural growth” fell. The population of the United Kingdom on
the 30th of June 2015 is estimated to be 65,110,000.
Official figures from Office for National Statistics (ONS)
revealed the massive 513,000 rise in the number of people
living in Britain. The ONS, however, insisted the growth was
quite normal and similar to the annual average increase
June 22 - One of the nation’s top civil-liberty
advocates is accusing the Obama administration of twisting
words to defend a California state mandate that forces
churches to fund abortion in violation of the First Amendment
right to free exercise of religion. The Alliance Defending
Freedom is responding to a letter from the Office of Civil
Rights of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
that has reinterpreted the Weldon Amendment, which is designed
to protect those who want health plans that do not cover...
June 22 - Newly obtained congressional data shows
hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since
9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including
dozens of refugees. The files are sure to inflame the debate
over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more
refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has
vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail. “[T]hese data
make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability
to properly screen individuals prior...
June 20 - When a veteran started offering traditional
remarks at a military flag-folding ceremony, several uniformed
airmen assaulted him, dragging him out of the room because his
remarks mentioned God. Now
Liberty Institute lawyers representing retired Senior
Master Sergeant Oscar Rodriguez are demanding that the U.S.
Air Force apologize and punish those responsible or face a
federal civil-rights lawsuit. For countless years, service
members have given the “flag-folding speech” at military and
June 14 - Disney/Pixar’s upcoming film Finding Dory
features a transgender stingray who transitions to become
“Sting-Rhonda,” the film’s star Ellen DeGeneres revealed in an
interview. The sequel to the 2003 smash hit Finding Nemo has
already fueled speculation that it will be
the first Disney film to feature a lesbian couple, but
Degeneres, who voices the titular blue fang fish,
told USA Today in an interview that the film will
feature a “trans sting.” “There’s a stingray that’s becoming
sting-Rhonda, so there’s a trans...
June 13 - London’s first Muslim mayor has banned
advertisements on the public transportation system that
feature thin and attractive women. Sadiq Khan stated Monday
that any image with the ability to cause body positivity
issues would be removed from areas throughout the city. “No
one’s confidence or body image should be undermined by ads on
our transport system,” Khan said. According to the
Evening Standard, the new policy “is only expected to
affect a handful of the 12,000 adverts a year which run
June 15 - A hacker has reportedly released thousands of
documents belonging to the Democrat National Committee that
were recently taken during a breach of the organization’s
computer network. The documents, posted online by a hacker
identifying as “Guccifer 2.0” – an homage to the
now-imprisoned Romanian hacker who revealed Hillary’s private
email – include what appear to be the DNC’s research into
Republican candidate Donald Trump, donor lists full of
high-profile names and “secret” files...
June 15 - Prince William is speaking out on homophobic
bullying – and is now the first royal ever to cover an LGBT
magazine. William recently opened his Kensington Palace home
for a discussion with British LGBT magazine Attitude and met
with a group of nine people who have endured homophobic
bullying. After the palace chat, William released a statement
to the magazine saying, "No one should be bullied for their
sexuality or any other reason and no one should have to put up
with the kind of hate that...
June 16 - Welcoming refugees is not only a humanitarian
act, it is also an investment that can yield significant
economic benefits. Investing €1 in welcoming refugees could
yield nearly €2 in economic benefits within five years, said a
Tent Foundation report. It is authored by Philippe Legrain, a
former economic adviser to the president of the European
Commission. The key message of the study is that policymakers
and practitioners should stop considering refugees as a
“burden” to be shared, but rather as an...
June 16 - As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed
wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the
presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead
with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along
the entire border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. The
barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across
the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily
newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the
country’s defense ministry.
June 16 - With his tenure in office marked by terror
attacks and mass shootings, President Obama has reached a sad
but remarkable milestone in his presidency: He has ordered the
lowering of the nation's flags to half-mast more often than
any president in history. On Sunday, Obama extended that
unenviable streak even further, ordering all flags at federal
buildings and ships at sea to be flown at half-mast to honor
the 49 victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting. Those flags
will remain at half-mast until sunset...
June 14 - For bees living in the 21st century, the
world is a dangerous place. With grasslands being increasingly
converted into corn and soybean fields, finding wild flowering
trees, weeds and other plants can be a challenge. In Oslo,
Norway, residents, government and business owners have added
flowering plants to terraces and city squares, creating, in
essence, a "bee highway" that bees can use to make their way
through the otherwise heavily urbanized city. Oslo's bee
highway is the first of its kind, and bees...
June 8 - About a dozen former prisoners who were
released from Guantanamo Bay have killed six Americans and
have attacked American and coalition forces in Afghanistan,
according to a new report.
The Washington Post cites current
and former U.S. officials who say the ex-prisoners have
returned to the battlefield since they've been released. One
of the Americans killed, according to the Post, was a female
aid worker who perished in 2008. Nine of the former prisoners
implicated in the attacks...
June 6 - The Canadian parliament is close to adopting a
bill that would change the national anthem – O Canada –
to make it gender-neutral. The bill, affecting only the
English-language lyrics, would change “in all thy sons
command” to “in all of us command.” The initiative, strongly
backed by the new Liberal government, overwhelmingly passed
two readings this week in the House of Commons, was sent to a
heritage committee then went back to the Commons for a third
reading. If it passes, as expected...
June 8 - The State Department is committed to meeting
President Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees
into the United States this fiscal year, and expects the
numbers to “increase exponentially” over the summer, a
spokesman said Tuesday. With four months left in FY2016, the
administration has admitted 3,566 Syrian refugees as of
Tuesday – or 35.6 percent of the 10,000 target number.
Although a ways off, achieving the 10,000 goal looks a lot
more likely now than it did four months ago...
June 9 - The US administration on Thursday endorsed a
plan to cede its oversight of the gatekeeper of Internet
addresses to the broader online community. Commerce Department
assistant secretary for communications and information
Lawrence Strickling told AFP that the proposal from the
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
meets the criteria set by the US administration. The plan aims
to maintain Internet governance under a "multi-stakeholder"
model which avoids...
June 7 - You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture.
That's where police can seize your property and cash without
first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and
without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your
property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway
Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in
your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or
Electronic Recovery and Access to Data machine, and state
police began using 16 of them...
June 9 - There's a worldwide shortage of
Some people spend years on a transplant list, and others lose
their lives while waiting. But what if we could change that by
growing organs? It isn't the premise of a science-fiction
movie. Scientists believe they have the knowledge and
technology to make this scenario a reality. Researchers are in
the very early stages of using adult stem cells to grow human
organs. The twist: These human organs are being grown inside
animals. Every day, about 22 people in the...
June 8 - Santa Clara County Superior Judge Aaron Persky
sentenced 20-year-old Brock Turner to six months in jail for
raping an unconscious woman outside a frat party last year.
That's right -- only six months! Turner, a former Stanford
University swimmer, was convicted of three felonies for the
rape that took place on the school's campus in January of
2015. He had faced up to 14 years in prison. But Dan Turner,
Brock Turner's dad, wrote a
letter to the judge in the case saying jail time is "a
steep price to pay for...
June 8 - Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is
laying out his plans Thursday for immigration and border
security. Ryan is expected to propose "high fencing," along
with the use of technology and deploying air assets with
personnel. The plan will also focus on cyber security. Ryan
believes his proposal will help keep out extremists, criminals
and drug cartels. The 20-page national security blueprint
includes Ryan's approach to handling the Islamic State by
relying on the Iraqi military, and arming groups like...
June 8 - In April, the Obama Administration made a
great show of moving $590 million in taxpayer funds from an
account to fight Ebola over to an account for fighting the
Zika threat. Two months later, the Most Transparent
Administration in History has no idea where that money went.
Oh, by the way, they need another $1.9 billion for Zika, which
they once dismissed as the overhyped obsession of Internet
crisis junkies. The
Washington Examiner notes that Congress is willing to
consider more funding for Zika...
June 8 - DNC Platform Committee member Bonnie Schaefer
says she does not believe “anyone should have a gun.” She said
this in a video aired by CSPAN and released on June 8.
Schaefer said the focus has to go beyond “keeping the guns out
of the hands of mentally ill people and criminals.” She added,
“I really don’t personally think anyone should have a gun.
That’s just my own philosophy.” The video of Schaefer decrying
private gun ownership comes just three days after presumptive
June 8 - The NBA launched a marketing campaign for 30
shirts bearing rainbow-colored team logos to benefit a
controversial homosexual-advocacy group. “In celebration of
LGBT Pride Month, we’re excited to announce a new
collaboration between the NBA, GLSEN, and Teespring,” the
three groups proclaimed. “Beginning on June 7, fans can
purchase an exclusive line of Teespring NBA Pride T-shirts
featuring the logos of all 30 NBA teams, with all proceeds
June 8 - A student who is an illegal immigrant has
received a great deal of pushback for bragging about getting
an all tuition paid free ride to the University of Texas. She
not only took to Twitter to blow her own horn about her
self-accessed “nice legs” and her “13 cords/medals,” “4.5GPA”
and Valedictorian status at Crockett High School, she also had
to add, “oh and I’m undocumented.” Mayte Lara attended
Crockett High School in Austin, Texas, which is named after
David “Davy” Crockett. Crockett of course died...
June 8 - Getting a Ph.D is challenging enough. But for
Yuriana Aguilar, 26, there was an extra obstacle. Though she
has lived in the United States since she was five years old,
Aguilar is undocumented. Despite financial difficulties and
harsh words from critics, Aguilar became the first
undocumented Ph.D recipient at the University of California at
Merced last month. It's not clear how many undocumented
students before her, if any, have achieved the same level of
education in the U.S. Born in Apatzingan, Michoacan...
June 8 - On a new campaign website, Paul Ryan’s primary
challenger, Wisconsin businessman Paul Nehlen, warns that the
Trans-Pacific Partnership “will be the fundamental undoing of
America.” On Wednesday, volunteers for Nehlen’s campaign
announced the launch of a new website,
PaulRyanFiles.com, “dedicated to tracking and exposing the
numerous ways in which 18-year incumbent Paul Ryan has
betrayed the people of his congressional district, his state,
June 5 - Is saturated fat really the health hazard it’s
been made out to be? Dr. Aseem Malhotra is an interventional
cardiologist consultant in London, U.K., who gained quite a
bit of publicity after the publication of his peer-reviewed
editorial1 in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in 2013. In
it, he seriously challenges the conventional view on saturated
fats, and reviews how recent studies have failed to find any
significant association between saturated fat and
cardiovascular risk. In fact, Malhotra reports that
June 7 - We’re in the midst of prime mosquito season
for much of the U.S. While the exact beginning and end of
mosquito season are debatable, The Washington Post recently
used Google search data to pinpoint the shape of mosquito
season in the U.S. Presumably, Google searchers for mosquitoes
increase as mosquitoes ramp up their activity in any given
area. Using this premise, The Washington Post found that
mosquito searchers shoot up in May and increase steadily
through July, then drop off...
June 8 - The leading cause of heart attacks and stroke
in the U.S. is high blood pressure. Recommendations from the
American Heart Association (AHA) and other policy makers have
been to reduce salt intake in order to control your blood
pressure. However, research has not supported this
recommendation for everyone. Salt is an ionic compound made of
two groups of oppositely charged ions, namely sodium and
chloride. Table salt is made of one metal ion (sodium) and one
May 31 - The Environmental Protection Agency wants to
raise the amount of biofuels in America’s gasoline once again,
but an energy industry executive says the move could severely
damage most of the vehicles in the U.S., reduce the amount of
energy per gallon and add to the national economic
uncertainty. The Obama EPA recently
unveiled its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel
Standard. The administration says the call for additional
biofuels is part of its ongoing effort to reduce dependence
upon fossil fuels...
June 2 - In marking the 16th anniversary of Israel’s
withdrawal from southern Lebanon, the Lebanese newspaper Al-Safir
reported that the Hezbollah terrorist militia is busy digging
tunnels under the Israeli border in preparation for future
conflict. According to the article, the tunnels enable
Hezbollah terrorists to attack Israel at a moment’s notice,
and include sophisticated ventilation and electrical systems
and enough supplies to allow militants to remain in the
tunnels for weeks at a time.
May 31 - A local family in the Swedish city of Lidingö
has been ordered by the government to leave their home so that
it can be given to migrants arriving from a foreign country.
Father of two teenage boys Uffe Rustan received a voicemail
from his local municipality telling him he would need to
vacate the property by August in order to make way for asylum
seekers from the Middle East. “I was evicted from my home over
the phone. When I asked for the reason, he said that people
come from other countries.
June 1 - At least two people were killed during a
shooting on UCLA campus today in yet another victim
disarmament gun free zone. “A UCLA police spokesperson said
officers responded to an engineering lab and asked students to
go to a secure location after the campus-wide alert system
issued a notification,”
reports NBC News. At time of press, the gunman is still on
the loose and has not been apprehended. According to
California state law, gun ownership is strictly regulated on
the campus of UCLA.
June 2 - A growing number of Americans are having
homosexual sex, or at least admitting to it. And that's OK
with more and more of us. "People over time are reporting more
homosexual experiences than ever before," said Brooke Wells, a
social psychologist at Widener University's Center for Human
Sexuality Studies. The behavioral trend, reflected in an
annual survey conducted between 1973 and 2014, was fueled
largely by people who had sex with both men and women. There
has been little change in the...
June 1 - Planned Parenthood is urging California
lawmakers to pass a bill that would make it a crime to publish
an undercover recording or video of an interaction with an
employee or volunteer at an abortion clinic,
The Christian Post reports. Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez,
D-Los Angeles, author of the bill, received Planned
Parenthood's Champion of Choice Award in 2015, according to
The Christian Post. The
bill was introduced after The Center for Medical Progress'
David Daleiden released undercover videos...
June 2 - The bathroom battles are continuing, with the
Massachusetts House passing a transgender rights bill. The new
ordinance will allow transgender people to use whichever
bathroom or locker room they choose. Hundreds of people
crowded the House to protest the bill. Critics say sexual
predators could make false claims to gain access to women's
restrooms. "We're concerned about the safety of our kids,"
said Rep. James Lyon, R-Andover. "This has nothing to do with
transgender. It has to do with the...
June 2 - A former state executive director of the ACLU
has resigned because her own daughters were frightened when
transgendered men entered the women's bathroom. The American
Civil Liberties Union has been a champion of transgender
bathroom rights. Former director of the Georgia ACLU chapter
Maya Dillard Smith says she is resigned after her daughters'
experience in a public bathroom. "I have shared my personal
experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters
into a women's restroom when...
June 1 - Though it may seem hard to believe, California
is on the verge of approving a K-12 curriculum for public
schools that is even further left-leaning than its current
program of instruction. If the framework is approved, the
shift to far-left curricula will likely spread to other states
since textbook companies will be forced to cater first to
California’s large population, and then sell those texts
nationally. Kurtz, who has expertly sounded the alarm about
the leftward shift of the College Board’s new Advanced...
June 2 - Back in 2014 then Deputy Prime Minister Nick
Clegg said the idea of an EU military was a “dangerous
fantasy”. So how is it that David Cameron has announced the
involvement of a Royal Navy warship in Op Sophia, a mission
under the EU’s Common Security and Defence Policy? Number Ten
announced it would seek UN approval to deploy a Navy vessel to
turn back boats carrying both migrants and weapons heading
from the EU as the summer season for people trafficking
June 2 - President Barack Obama defended his decision
to open up bathrooms to students of both sexes based on
preference, citing his religious faith as a reason he decided
to do it. “My reading of scripture tells me that that [the]
Golden Rule is pretty high up there in terms of my Christian
belief,” he said during a town hall in Elkhart, Indiana. Local
resident Arvis Dawson questioned Obama during the event,
wondering why the president decided to make it such an issue.
“What happened and what continues to happen is...
June 2 - Three Syrian men have been arrested in Germany
over an alleged plan to launch a suicide attack there for the
Islamic State jihadist group, federal prosecutors said
Thursday. According to the suspects' plan, two attackers were
to detonate suicide vests while the others were to kill
passersby with guns and explosives in the western city of
Dusseldorf, prosecutors said in a statement. The suspects were
identified as 27-year-old Hamza C., 25-year-old Mahood B., and
Abd Arahman A. K., 31, who were arrested...
May 22 - The 2015 to 2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines were
recently published, and while they include some positive
changes, they still contain serious flaws as well. In this
interview, Nina Teicholz reviews a number of them — a task for
which she is particularly suited, considering she's read the
entire 571-page guidance report. Teicholz is an investigative
journalist and the author of The New York Times bestseller "The
Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat & Cheese Belong in a
Healthy Diet." I previously interviewed her...
May 24 - Fish used to be one of the healthiest foods on
the planet, but pollution and farming perversions have made
most fish a highly unhealthy food, and some types of farmed
fish the most toxic food on the planet. Fish farming, which
began about 65 years ago, is considered by many to be one of
the least sustainable approaches to farming. This is
particularly true when it comes to carnivorous fish like
salmon, which feed on other fish. To raise 1 pound of salmon,
you need over 2 pounds of wild fish to...
May 24 - U.S. bees are in trouble, and, if the latest
figures are any indication, the problem is getting worse
instead of better. The preliminary results on bee colony
losses from 2015 to 2016 were released by The Bee Informed
Partnership in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of
America (AIA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The survey included responses from nearly 6,000 U.S.
beekeepers managing about 15 percent of the estimated 2.66
million managed honey-producing colonies in the U.S.
May 30 - In 1931, Dr. Otto Warburg won the Nobel Prize
Physiology or Medicine for his discovery that cancer cells
have a fundamentally different energy metabolism compared to
healthy cells. Most experts consider him to be the greatest
biochemist of the 20th century. His lab staff also included
Hans Krebs, Ph. D., after whom the Krebs cycle was named. The
Krebs cycle refers to the oxidative reduction pathways that
occur in the mitochondria. So just how does the metabolic
inflexibility of cancer cells differ...
May 17 - What in the world is happening to America?
Recently, I was asked to describe what we are watching happen
to our nation. After thinking about it, I have come to the
conclusion that it is almost as if a “cloud of insanity” has
descended upon the United States and much of the rest of the
western world. From our top leaders on down, people are
engaged in incredibly self-destructive behavior and are making
extremely irrational decisions. Some would describe it as
being given over to a depraved mind...
May 17 - A secretly recorded speech at an unknown
location features Hillary Clinton vowing to launch a new
effort to ban assault weapons if she becomes president. “So
I’m going to speak out. I’m going to do everything I can to
rally people against this pernicious, corrupting influence of
the NRA,” Clinton asserts. “And we’re going to do whatever we
can. I’m proud when my husband took them on and we were able
to ban assault weapons but he had to put a sunset on it so, 10
years later, of course, Bush...
May 18 - Businesses in New York City face fines under a
new law that makes it a violation of someone’s human rights
not to use their preferred “gender pronoun”. According to the
New York City Commission on Human Rights, employees, landlords
and businesses who refuse to refer to transgender people as
terms such as “ze” and “hir” will be in violation of the New
York City Human Rights Law. Violations include, “Intentional
or repeated refusal to use an individual’s preferred name,
pronoun or title.
May 18 - Eric Manning has been confirmed as secretary
of the Army, making him the first openly homosexual leader of
a U.S. military service. President Barack Obama nominated
Fanning for the position last year, but the voice vote
approval came Tuesday after Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., dropped
his opposition to Fanning. His confirmation was stalled
because of a dispute over the Obama administration's plans to
close the facility at Guantanamo and transfer detainees to the
U.S. Roberts said Deputy Defense...
May 18 - A five-year-old girl at Southeast Elementary
School in Southeast Brighton, Colorado, was suspended on
Monday for bringing a bubble gun to school. The toy, which is
made of clear plastic and accepts a screw-on can of suds,
shoots out a stream of bubbles when a child squeezes the
trigger. In explaining the suspension, 5 News described the
toy as a “weapon.” The girl’s mother, using the pseudonym
“Emma” to protect her privacy, said it was not necessary for
the school to do...
May 18 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looked set
on Thursday to form the most right-wing government in Israeli
history, with Avigdor Lieberman, a hardliner loathed by
Palestinians, expected to become defense minister. Netanyahu
aides were in talks with officials of Lieberman's hawkish
Yisrael Beitenu party on terms for its entry to the ruling
coalition, which would boost its currently wafer-thin majority
in parliament. Leaks to the Israeli media from both sides said
a deal was close to being finalized.
May 18 - The mob didn't know at first what Roberto
Bernal had done, but he was running and that was enough.
Dozens of men loitering on the sidewalk next to a supermarket
kicked and punched the 42-year-old until he was bloodied and
semi-conscious. After all, they had been robbed of cell
phones, wallets and motorcycles over the years, and thought
Bernal had a criminal's face. Then a stooped, white-haired man
trailing behind told them he'd been mugged. The mob went
through Bernal's pockets and handed...
May 18 - Bremerton High School football coach Joe
Kennedy has been honored by the Family Policy Institute of
Washington state with its Rosa Parks Courage Award for his
principled stand in refusing to discontinue praying at the
50-yard line after football games. Mike Berry, senior counsel
for First Liberty Institute, which has defended Kennedy, said
it’s “so appropriate that the namesake for this award is Rosa
Parks, somebody who exhibited tremendous courage in the face
May 18 - Men and women pulling “suitcases full of cash”
started showing up at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport last year
holding tickets for international flights bound for Africa.
Transporting large amounts of cash overseas is perfectly
legal. But it was who was carrying the money… and where it was
going that caught the attention of law enforcement, according
report by KING 5, the local NBC affiliate for western
Washington. Those hauling the cash-laden cases were
Somali-Americans who’d come to this...