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Gowdy to Trump: ‘When you are innocent … act like it’
Via: maria-r • News & Politics • 2 Comments • a minute ago
Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) urged President Donald Trump and his lawyer on Sunday to stop flailing at special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and to let the probe continue unimpeded. "When you are innocent … act like it," Gowdy said on “Fox News Sunday" when asked about Trump's repeated Twitter attacks on Mueller, whose probe has become increasingly perilous to the president...
It's a 'horizontal skys⋅er'! Chinese workers are building an enormous glass corridor ABOVE four 60-storey towers
Via: buzz-of-the-orient • Other • 2 Comments • 3 minutes ago
It's a 'horizontal skys⋅er'! Chinese workers are building an enormous glass corridor ABOVE four 60-storey towers en.people.cn, March 11, 2018 Imagine walking between a group of skys⋅ers, not on the ground but over the rooftop - you would soon be able to do so in China. Construction workers in the city of Chongqing, south-west China, are building a huge rooftop corridor...
American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
Via: 1stwarrior • News & Politics • 9 Comments • 4 minutes ago
http://m.startribune.com/american-indian-teens-head-to-vatican-hoping-to-overturn-historic-papal-decrees/477183033/ Mitch Walking Elk and his students are unlikely Vatican visitors. But if all goes as planned, they will meet with Vatican officials in May with a plea: “Rescind the historic papal decrees that justified the domination of native peoples.” These 500-year-old decrees...
Thinking the unthinkable on a Second Civil War
Via: heartland-american • News & Politics • 165 Comments • 9 minutes ago
Mass psychosis has gripped a significant fraction of the progressive regressive elites in the wake of their shock at the election and presidency of Donald Trump. The open embrace by California and some other jurisdictions of nullification – the doctrine that states can ignore or obstruct federal law – is recapitulating the run-up to our 19th-century Civil War. Serious publications...
Which Is The Truth.........Does Man Need God To Exist or Does God Need Man To Exist?
By: docphil • Religion & Ethics • 150 Comments • 16 minutes ago
While I was at NV, I occasionally took a break from writing about politics and switched to my other favorite topic, religion. Since I began writing here at NT, I have commented on a few articles concerning religion, but have not written any articles on the topic. It is obvious, however, that other than the debates we have over the political arena, religion or differences in religion,...
Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
Via: sixpick • News & Politics • 8 Comments • 16 minutes ago
‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’ Another former Facebook executive has spoken out about the harm the social network is doing to civil society around the world. Chamath Palihapitiya, who joined Facebook in 2007 and became its vice president for user growth, said he feels “tremendous guilt” about the...
Phishin' Philosophy & A Kind of "Olive Branch"
By: a-macarthur • Photography & Art • 70 Comments • 31 minutes ago
As always, I invite NT members to view my images and hope they register in some positive way. Today, I especially invite those NT members with whom I regularly butt heads in the political articles. © A. Mac/A.G.
Our America or theirs
Via: heartland-american • News & Politics • 89 Comments • 39 minutes ago
Lefties are in deep, deep denial. They accuse Trump of the silliest stuff imaginable while exalting Barama and Hillary. Comey and McCabe and Strzok are honorable men, and the Mueller investigation will put Trump in jail. There's no talking with them because they just insult and sneer. I know; I've tried. They have built their own universe outside the universe of the real, and they...
TX Paper Erases Son’s Husband from Mom’s Obituary: It’s “Contrary to God’s Word”
Via: hal-a-lujah • Religion & Ethics • 10 Comments • 54 minutes ago
Source When a woman named Brenda Light passed away last month, her son Barry Giles sent an obituary to a local Texas newspaper, the Olton Enterprise. As with any obituary, it mentioned her still-living family members and their spouses, saying in this case, “Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Barry Giles and his husband, John Gambill of Dallas.” When the piece was...
Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement. And it just might work.
Via: hal-a-lujah • News & Politics • 82 Comments • 58 minutes ago
Source That's one way of protesting Andrew McCabe's firing as deputy FBI director, roughly a day before he was set to retire: At least one Democratic congressman has offered McCabe a temporary job so he can get full retirement benefits — and McCabe appears to be considering. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) announced Saturday afternoon that he has offered McCabe a job to work on election...
Retired 4 Star General Says Trump Is A Threat To U.S. National Security
Via: johnrussell • News & Politics • 97 Comments • an hour ago
Barry R McCaffrey @mccaffreyr3 FollowFollow @mccaffreyr3 More Reluctantly I have concluded that President Trump is a serious threat to US national security. He is refusing to protect vital US interests from active Russian attacks. It is apparent that he is for some unknown reason under the sway of Mr Putin. 1:46 PM - 16 Mar 2018
Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says
Via: krishna • News & Politics • 12 Comments • an hour ago
United States officials and private security firms saw the Russian attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could sabotage the West’s critical facilities in the event of a conflict. (Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) United States officials and private security firms saw the attacks as a signal by Moscow that it could disrupt the West’s critical facilities in the event of a...
Here’s What Happens When You Choose The Life That’s Comfortable Over The Life That Would Challenge You
Via: krishna • Religion & Ethics • 4 Comments • 3 hours ago
(And now for something completely different...) Here’s what you do when your life is oriented towards comfort and complacency: You’re desperate to fight the stagnation that’s settling in under your skin. You get obsessed. Obsessed with your online presence. Obsessed with your curated social feed. Obsessed with keeping your bosses happy and your parents proud and your life...
Happy 188th birthday, Grandma Bruce!
By: dowser • History & Sociology • 65 Comments • 4 hours ago
188 years ago today, my great great grandmother, Sophronia Ann Combs Bruce was born in a nice log cabin near New Castle, KY. The log cabin stood until the 1960s, when it was torn down. Buried in the family plot in New Castle, Sophronia was an accomplished seamstress, and managed the farm, gave birth to 3 lovely daughters, and completed a quilt that toured Europe with the...
Recent CommentsKrishna • 3 minutes ago • Gowdy to Trump: ‘When you are innocent … act like it’
Gowdy's comments were notable coming from a senior GOP lawmaker who has been deeply involved in the House Intelligence Committee's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The committee's...TTGA • 3 minutes ago • It's a 'horizontal skys⋅er'! Chinese workers are building an enormous glass corridor ABOVE four 60-storey towers
Now that is one LARGE building. The concept is very interesting too. I think I heard about something of the sort being built just over a cliff at the top of Grand Canyon. We could get some nice pictures from...Krishna • 6 minutes ago • Gowdy to Trump: ‘When you are innocent … act like it’
Gowdy's comments came a day after Trump's attorney John Dowd called for Mueller's investigation to be shut down. Gowdy issued the same exhortation to Dowd: "If you have an innocent client, Mr. Dowd, act like it.”badfish • 14 minutes ago • American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
The Catholic church has done horrible things to the beautiful Indigenous people. It's not worth the trip. No amount of I'm sorry can reconcile their evil. The very foundation of their mission is faulty.epistte • 21 minutes ago • Which Is The Truth.........Does Man Need God To Exist or Does God Need Man To Exist?
"..." When has god ever pursued you? How did you know he was doing such? How can you come to him when he cannot be bothered to leave proof for millions of people that he exists? Believing in god or wanting him to...Buzz of the Orient • 27 minutes ago • It's a 'horizontal skys⋅er'! Chinese workers are building an enormous glass corridor ABOVE four 60-storey towers
Napoleon said to "Let China sleep". Someone didn't listen. One of the things I was interested to read is that it was designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, whose unusual designs included, Habitat,...DocPhil • 30 minutes ago • Which Is The Truth.........Does Man Need God To Exist or Does God Need Man To Exist?
There is a huge difference between evidence and the faith that your observations are an accurate portrayal of reality. Please provide a single proof of God's existence. The world's complexity and beauty is only...Raven Wing • 37 minutes ago • American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
I wish the all the luck in the world, I truly do. I doubt that it will do any good, but, appreciate their effort and determination. As we all know, the Catholic Church can do no wrong, so rescinding the Papal Bulls...DocPhil • 39 minutes ago • Which Is The Truth.........Does Man Need God To Exist or Does God Need Man To Exist?
Thanks for the compliment, but I do take issue with your feeling that I'm nasty in other articles. I am highly critical of certain people but I believe that I try to make my points civilly and honestly. I will keep...Raven Wing • 47 minutes ago • American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
IMHO, the question is mute, as the Catholic Church will never admit they were wrong in any way. Just like they have never admitted they were wrong about the Inquisition, or any of the many other atrocities committed...DocPhil • 51 minutes ago • Which Is The Truth.........Does Man Need God To Exist or Does God Need Man To Exist?
Absolution is an individual need. Only people who claim religion seek absolution. Those that don't believe understand they may have violated a law or accepted mode of behavior and will accept punishment. What is...epistte • 54 minutes ago • TX Paper Erases Son’s Husband from Mom’s Obituary: It’s “Contrary to God’s Word”
"..." He is changing the facts of other peoples lives according to his religious beliefs. That is bigotry. These people we not asking for his religious approval when they submitted that obituary. He chose to...sixpick • 56 minutes ago • Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society
bb, there's room enough for everyone to post lies on social media, not just Trump. Trump doesn't have a monopoly on...... ‘No civil discourse, no cooperation; misinformation, mistruth.’ Let's not make this about...jwc2blue • 58 minutes ago • Andrew McCabe was just offered a job by a congressman so he can get his full retirement. And it just might work.
You're much better at moderating than you are as a commentator - and that is meant as a compliment You need work on your interpersonal skills. I'm very good at both, and considering that your ideological pov is why...badfish • an hour ago • TX Paper Erases Son’s Husband from Mom’s Obituary: It’s “Contrary to God’s Word”
I think this is totally F'd up. I would love anyone my son or daughter loved. I'll never understand these types of things. Family is family and my family grows with those my family loves.epistte • an hour ago • TX Paper Erases Son’s Husband from Mom’s Obituary: It’s “Contrary to God’s Word”
"..." It is not his right to edit facts to conform to his religious beliefs. Can he also edit the police reports, court proceedings or real estate transfers because of his beliefs? If he is the newspaper of record...badfish • an hour ago • American Indian teens head to Vatican, hoping to overturn historic papal decrees
The Vatican has no power over the Native American people! Why ask them to change policy? F'em! Their behavior since their inception has been deplorable. You are great people without them! I have always admired the...
The Spirited H Word
By: calbab • Christianity • 5 comments • 6 hours ago
MISDIRECTION The dark speaks a word to lightThe Son replies,wellness is a white shipsailing across an endless night. © Calbab 2018 A while ago I finished reading a most interesting article presented by one of my NT friends. The originating article included an internal link to another quite exceptional read. In the piece, the star character is a real life homosexual-married man, or is that married-homosexual man? Well, what is factually certain is this man has a wife and several biological children. He is fifteen years into a heterosexual marriage. Lastly, he is a devout Mormon and Person of Faith. In this article, our 'star' will be referred to as, Original Author (OA). At the close of this writing, I have included both links to the OA's articles for any...
The Spirited H Word
By: calbab • Christianity • 5 comments • 6 hours ago
MISDIRECTION The dark speaks a word to lightThe Son replies,wellness is a white shipsailing across an endless night. © Calbab 2018 A while ago I finished reading a most interesting article presented by one of my NT friends. The originating article included an internal link to another quite exceptional read. In the piece, the star character is a real life...
What will it take for Right Wing, Evangelicals, Born Upside Down & Backwards FAKE CHRISTIANS to Awaken From their Religious Comas?
By: Eat The Press - Do Not Read It; The Content is Worthless! We Are the Real Fake News, not the real news our FAKE PRESIDENT whines about! • Politics • 5 comments • yesterday
As many of you may know, I, too, am a Man of Glob, er, "Man of GOD", ordained by the Universal Church of Lice, er, "Life", for $20.00 in the early 1970s. I preach under the nom de plume of Reverend Oral Fleece, Pasteur, of the Church of the "How Big Is Your Wallet, How Small Is Your Brain?" Located in the lovely, but, nearly all torn down Mildew, Ohio, "Where There Are No Jobs", not even...
The One about THE "G" WORD.
By: calbab • Friendly relations • 50 comments • one week ago
I hate the word, “GAY.” Good. I've got that off my chest. In the English Oxford dictionary the word GAY means, “Light-hearted and carefree.” When did “gay” as homosexual begin its journey of 'saving' grace to a class of people? Let’s look back. Historians believe the first use of “homosexual” was by Karl-Maria Kertbeny, born as Karl-Maria Benkert (1824-82), an Austrian-born Hungarian...
The One About Marriage: NEW POEM BY NEETU!
By: calbab • Friendly relations • 54 comments • 2 months ago
[Start the song now.] MARRY ME, M. Only once was I offered a hand in marriage just what I needed -- the sanctity. It could have been the look in those eyes, in that moment you could be mine. Our hands entwined for all to see I dreamed that dream believed it could be You couldn’t understand why I hesitated, it wasn’t your fault, your spirit soared free. You couldn’t really...
By: TiG • Philosophy • 94 comments • 4 weeks ago
Theological discussions often turn ugly. A major contributing factor is our terminology. Theists seem to equate 'atheist' with 'evil' while atheists liken 'theist' with 'mindless follower'. We routinely use the terms atheist, agnostic and theist yet it is not clear they mean what we think they mean. Everyone is either a theist or an atheist in terms of belief in a deity (supreme being)....
The One About FAITH
By: calbab • Service • 84 comments • one month ago
When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth? Luke 18:8 The Conversion of John Newton Captain John Newton wrote in his book, Thoughts Upon the African Slave Trade: With our ships, the great object is to be full. When the ship is there, it is thought desirable, she should take as many [slaves] as possible. The cargo of a vessel of a hundred tons, or little more, is calculated...
Gallian novels: Information and Maps
By: Bob Nelson • Novels • 9 comments • 3 months ago
For anything concerning these novels(Amazon sales, questions or comments about the stories,red-pencil corrections, audiobook editions, whatever...) please contact me by Private Note. Link to: Watho: A Novel of Gal ... by Bob Nelson - Episode 1 Link to: The Mansit Blade: A Novel of Gal ... by Bob Nelson - Episode 1 Information Galdiff Eastern Lithia Central Lithia Western...
AGNOSTIC: Doubter or Somebody Who Does not Know?
By: calbab • Christianity • 324 comments • 4 weeks ago
DOUBTING THOMAS? MIDDLE PATH? MY LORD AND MY GOD! The focus of this article is on Agnostics and Agnosticism. Questions such as these came to me about a week ago as I watched prime-time evening news. Actually, I'd like to come back to this after a bit. Clarence Darrow, the famous lawyer and Agnostic wrote: "I am Agnostic as to the question of God. I think that it is...
How Low Can Unemployment Really Go? Economists Have No Idea
By: Bob Nelson • Economics • 5 comments • 3 weeks ago
It’s an uncertainty that has huge economic consequences. The new Federal Reserve chairman, Jerome Powell, testifying on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.Erin Schaff for The New York Times For the last few months, there has been cacaphony in the econonoblogosphere concerning wages and, and as a result, inflation. There is a hint of a beginning of a glimmer of wage increases... so of course some...
By: TiG • Philosophy • 60 comments • one month ago
Ever conduct a thought experiment? The idea is to engage in highly disciplined speculation to explore questions whose answers are beyond our ability to confirm (or even test). It is an exercise in pure logic. One fascinating topic is existence itself. This is where we try to answer the question of how everything came about. To ideally put forth a proposal that explains -in the...