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December 18, 2014

Germany's Anti-Islamist 'Pegida' Movement Draws Thousands in Rally Against Jihad

December 16 - A far-right populist group in Germany is surging despite condemnation from Chancellor Angela Merkel and much of the mainstream media. The PEGIDA movement, which organized a rally in Dresden this week, opposes the “Islamization” of Europe. PEGIDA, which stands for Patriotic Europeans Against...

Monster truck breaks Guinness speed record

December 17 - A monster truck reached a speed of 99.1 mph on a Texas racetrack to break the Guinness World Record for monster truck speed. The Raminator, a Ram Trucks-sponsored monster truck, was taken for a spin around the track at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin by driver Mark Hall and the vehicle reached...

Time to lay off the doughnuts! Study reveals cops are the most obese workers in America

December 17 - Their job is to protect and serve – but it seems some police officers interpret this as an excuse to enjoy too many extra servings at the lunch table. A study has revealed US cops have the highest rates of obesity among any profession in the country. Along with firefighters and security guards, nearly 41 per cent of boys...

Obesity now considered a disability in EU law

December 18 - EU judges in Luxembourg on Thursday (18 December) ruled obesity can be considered a disability whenever it impacts on work performance. The judgment is meant to protect severely overweight employees - classified as having a body mass index (BMI) of more than 30 - from job-related discrimination.

Fla. man dies 2 weeks after police used stun gun on him

December 18 - The medical examiner is reviewing the case of a 28-year-old man who died about two weeks after sheriff's deputies used a stun gun on him. The Pensacola News Journal reports the incident happened Dec. 1 near a Pensacola elementary school. Callers to 911 reported a man who had exposed himself and was...

Army Chaplain Punished for Sharing His Faith

December 12 - A chaplain in Georgia is under fire for talking about his Christian beliefs in an Army suicide prevention training session. On Nov. 20, Army Chaplain Joesph Lawhorn spoke about his struggles with depression and how he used the Bible to overcome the problem. One of the soldiers at the seminar complained to an...

California Drought Equivalent to Trillions of Gallons of Water

December 17 - California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to make up for its three-year drought, according to NASA. The space agency measures the Earth's changing shape, surface height, and gravity to measure the impact of droughts. California is getting pummeled with rain this year, but it's just scratching the surface of what's...


December 11, 2014

Surprise! Obama makes up own Bible verse

December 10 - When quoting the Bible, the best advice is to accurately quote the words on the page. President Obama had some trouble with that Tuesday, as he attempted to cite Holy Scripture, but did so with a verse that simply doesn’t exist. “The Good Book says don’t throw stones at glass houses, or make sure we’re looking...

Sony Under Siege: Cyber Crisis Leaves Hollywood Reeling

December 9 - Hollywood is reeling from the entertainment industry equivalent of WikiLeaks -- leaving the entire town on high alert. For the past two weeks, Sony Pictures Entertainment has been battered by a treacherous cyber-attack that has exposed the studio's and its workforce's most closely guarded secrets. Top executive and...

Boy mauled by dog has long road ahead while dog basks in Internet stardom

December 9 - It's been nearly 10 months since a then-4-year-old boy was mauled by Mickey the pit bull, and while the dog is getting a lot of publicity in Sheriff Joe Arpaio's jail, the boy's supporters want people to know he still needs help. Flor Vicente said she's grateful for the support she and her son, Kevin, have received so far.

T-Shirt Company Appeals Gay Discrimination Ruling

December 11 - A Lexington, Kentucky, T-shirt company has appealed a ruling by the city's Human Rights Commission, saying it did not discriminate when it refused to print shirts for a gay rights festival. The commission ruled in October that Hands On Originals violated a city ordinance that prohibits discrimination based...

Rules Committee Republicans Meet, Writing 'Blank Check' for Obama's Executive Amnesty Today

December 10 - In addition to Rules Committee chairman Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who is getting set to have his committee mark up the President Barack Obama executive amnesty-backing omnibus spending package Speaker John Boehner introduced late Tuesday, there are eight additional Republicans on the committee who...

Study Claims Minimum Wage Increase Cost Americans 1.4 Million US Jobs

December 11 - Hikes in the minimum wage have other effects besides just giving low-income workers a raise. Important new research suggests that minimum wage increases in the late 2000s resulted in the loss of some 1.4 million American jobs and hurt unskilled workers most of all. A new study by researchers...

Beloit, Wisconsin Police Chief Reverses Course: No Longer Asking to Search Homes for Guns

December 10 - On Monday, Breitbart News reported that Beloit, Wisconsin, police chief Norm Jacobs asked city residents to volunteer to have their homes searched for guns -- part of an effort to make them aware of gun violence. On Tuesday, the Beloit police department announced that social media had run wild with the...

Support For Gun Rights Jumps Seven Points Since Sandy Hook

December 11 - A new Pew Research Center poll shows that there is now, more support for gun rights than gun control. Support for gun rights has jumped seven points since the aftermath of Sandy Hook Elementary two years ago, from 45 percent in January 2013 to 52 percent today. Support for gun control has fallen five points, from...


December 4, 2014

Obama tentacles on dissolution of Netanyahu's gov't?

December 3 - Do the Obama administration’s tentacles extend to the crisis that led to the dissolution Tuesday of Israel’s parliament and the scheduling of early elections that could replace Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Representatives of the Obama administration held meetings with a senior politician here in which...

District Ordered to Pay Transgender Student $75K

December 3 - A Maine court has awarded the family of a transgender girl $75,000 in a settlement of her discrimination lawsuit against a school district where administrators made "her" use a staff, not student, bathroom. Nicole Maines won "her" lawsuit against the Orono school district in January before the Maine Supreme...

US Entering Dangerous New Era in Religious Hostility

December 3 - A school tells a student that he can't attend because God's the most important thing in his life. A public health official gets fired for sermons he gave in his off-hours as a lay pastor. A congregation is told they may not be able to locate downtown just because - and only because - they're a church.

White House Declares Muslim Brotherhood Not Terrorists

December 2 - The White House is declaring that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a terrorist group. The move comes in response to a petition with 213,146 signatures on the White House's "We the People" site. The petition states: "Muslim Brotherhood has a long history of violent killings and terrorizing opponents.

Boehner Begs Hoyer for Dem Votes to Fund Obama Amnesty

December 3 - Both House and Senate Republican leadership appears poised to sell-out it's base to both keep the government open, while giving Barack Obama complete freedom to move forward with his controversial executive orders. The "cromnibus" represents "a combination of a long-term omnibus spending bill and a...

Court tells France to pay damages to Somali pirates

December 4 - The European Court of Human Rights says France violated the rights of Somali pirates who had attacked French ships and has ordered compensation for them over judicial delays. The nine Somali pirates should get thousands of euros because they were not immediately brought before a French judge, the court ruled.

American arrives at Atlanta hospital from West Africa for Ebola testing

December 4 - A U.S. healthcare worker who may have been exposed to Ebola in West Africa arrived at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta early on Thursday for testing and observation, the hospital said. The patient, who has not been identified, was flown from West Africa and will be monitored to see if he or she has been infected...


November 20, 2014

Muslims Chant to Remove Jesus at Washington’s National Cathedral

November 19 - It looked like a chilling scene from a Last Days, anti-Christ-takes-over-the-world disaster movie. Hundreds of Muslims take over America’s most notable church, prostrate on their prayer rugs as their unified chant echoes out in full volume: “There is only one god, he begets not and I bear witness that Muhammad is His only...

New Jersey School Sued over Pledge of Allegiance

November 19 - The battle over the Pledge of Allegiance went to a New Jersey court Wednesday. A family sued the Aberdeen Matawan School District in southern New Jersey earlier this year. The suit claims the phrase "under God" in the pledge discriminates against children who hold atheist beliefs. The lawsuit is supported by...

Humanist Association Stops Prayer at Louisiana School

November 20 - A Louisiana school district has put an end to event prayers after being threatened with a lawsuit if it failed to remove them from school functions. The American Humanist Association recently sent a letter to school administrators at the St. Mary Parish School District in Centerville, Louisiana, alleging that a Morgan...

Barack the First Crowns Himself with Executive Amnesty

November 19 - Emperor Barack Obama will crown himself on Thursday, Nov. 20 by revealing to the nation his plan to grant “amnesty” to millions of illegal aliens by an executive order delaying their prosecution indefinitely. The title “emperor” is one he himself used, as recently as last year, explaining why he would never...

ABC, NBC, CBS Nix Obama's Primetime Amnesty Address

November 19 - President Obama will be speaking in primetime Thursday regarding his planned executive action on immigration reform, but the major network TV stations won’t be airing it. CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that ABC, NBC, and CBS will not televise Obama’s speech. Stelter noted that the White House did...

Supreme Court allows gay marriage to proceed in South Carolina

November 20 - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday denied a request to block gay marriage from proceeding in South Carolina, clearing the way for it to become the 35th U.S. state where same-sex marriage is legal. The order was another victory for advocates for gay marriage after a federal judge in Montana on Wednesday...

U.S. judge strikes down Montana's gay marriage ban

November 19 - A federal judge struck down Montana's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional on Wednesday, handing gay rights advocates the latest in a wave of legal victories as the nation awaits a potential definitive ruling on the matter by the U.S. Supreme Court. Montana is set to become the 34th state where gay...

SWAT team tasers, pepper-sprays homeschoolers

November 19 - A Missouri homeschooling family is suing a sheriff and another officer who forcibly entered their home without a warrant, Tasered the father, pepper-sprayed the mother and put their children in the custody of social service workers. A court already has ruled that the actions of Sheriff Darren White and Capt. David Glidden...

University drops term ‘freshman,’ replaces it with ‘first-year’

November 19 - Elon University has dropped the term “freshman” from its vocabulary and replaced it with “first-year,” a move made official this fall and implemented in everything from its website to orientation workshops. The change at the small, private liberal arts college in North Carolina was done to promote inclusivity...

Monsanto Vows to Challenge Maui GMO Moratorium in Court

November 18 - Despite Monsanto's typical flooding of millions of dollars into Maui, where they outspent citizens 87 to 1, they ended up being narrowly defeated. As noted by Democracy Now, Maui County's measure is one of the strongest anti-GMO measures ever to pass. The safety studies required to lift the moratorium are to be...


October 23, 2014

Administration Freed Illegal Immigrants Charged With Violent Crimes

October 23 - Illegal immigrants charged with violent crimes and serious felonies were among the hundreds of criminals the Obama administration released from jails across the country in February 2013, newly released documents show. According to records obtained by USA Today, the government released inmates...

'Foreign Power' Behind Explosion at Iran Nuclear Facility

October 10 - The explosion that apparently devastated a top secret nuclear facility in Iran earlier this week was reportedly caused by a foreign power. Citing European diplomats, the Al-Rai newspaper in Kuwait identified Israel as being behind the blast at the Parchin military site 30 kilometers southwest of Tehran. According to...

Ineligible DACA Beneficiaries Discovered on NC Voting Rolls

October 22 - With the North Carolina U.S. Senate race in a dead heat, state election officials say they have discovered 145 names on the voting rolls who are ineligible to vote because they are illegal immigrants who have been granted President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status. According to a...

Idaho Ministers Told Perform Gay Marriage or Go to Jail

October 21 - Their belief in the biblical definition of marriage puts one Idaho couple center stage in America's culture war over same-sex marriage. Donald and Evelyn Knapp own a Hitching Post Wedding Chapel. They are also Christians and ordained ministers and have been marrying couples since 1989 in traditional marriage...

'Evil' may suspend next presidential election

October 20 - A woman who says she prophesied the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan says God has revealed to her a new, startling warning. “He showed me that if Christians don’t start praying more than they ever have … this next [presidential] election is not going to take place. That it’s going to be suspended.

Climate change PROVED to be 'nothing but a lie', claims top meteorologist

October 23 - John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel, shocked academics by insisting the theory of man-made climate change was no longer scientifically credible. Instead, what 'little evidence' there is for rising global temperatures points to a 'natural phenomenon' within a developing eco-system. In an open...

Obama brings in 1,900 people from another Ebola nation

October 22 - Since an outbreak of Ebola hit the Democratic Republic of the Congo in July, the Obama administration has brought into the U.S. at least 1,900 refugees from the disease-stricken nation, WND has learned. Required medical screening for refugees may not detect all diseases. The mandatory blood and urine tests for all...

American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack

October 21 - A former American soldier from Wisconsin who has become the face of the YPG Kurdish military force in Syria, told UPI Wednesday in an exclusive interview that civilians have been burned in an Islamic State attack, with injuries consistent with chemical weapons. Jordan Matson, 28, a former U.S. Army soldier...

Tom Coburn picks watching grass grow, synchronized swimming sea monkeys for annual 'Wastebook'

October 22 - Tom Coburn is going out with a bang. The retiring Oklahoma senator released his final annual Wastebook, highlighting 100 of the most outlandish government expenditures this year, adding up to $25 billion in federal spending. Ranging from watching grass grow ($10,000) to low-income Medicare prescription plans...

Herbicide and Insecticide Use on GMO Crops Is Skyrocketing

October 12 - A recent Huffington Post article penned by David Bronner, President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, highlights the dire problems we face as pesticide use on genetically engineered crops continue to rise. It’s quite shocking to realize that the way we grow food in the US, as well as many other regions of the world...