Monday, August 31, 2015

This Obamacare Co-Op Was Supposed to Make Money. Instead, It Lost Over $15 Million.

Daily Signal (Melissa Quinn) - A Nevada health insurance provider that received more than $65 million in taxpayer-funded loans from the federal government announced last week that it is discontinuing operations at the end of the year.

Pakistani Muslims to Homeless Christian Refugees: Convert, or Become Slaves

Arutz Sheva - Heavy flooding in Pakistan has washed away thousands of homes – and the Pakistani government has responded curiously: It has offered aid to homeless Muslim families, but ignores hundreds of Christians facing the same plight.   Read More

Israel no longer enjoys majority support from Democrats

Larry Hart - "Israel no longer enjoys majority  support from Democrats"

Poll shows clearly, certain elitist anti Jewish elements in the Democratic Party  are finally starting to sprout fruit.

Do Taxpayers Pay Planned Parenthood To Steer Women Away From Adoptions?

The Federalist -

Do Taxpayers Pay Planned Parenthood To Stymie Adoptions?

Taxpayers may be paying Planned Parenthood to steer women away from adoption and toward the abortions that benefit its bottom line.

Videos from the Center for Medical Progress are exposing Planned Parenthood’s multiple financial interests in a woman’s abortion decision, including the sale of her unborn child’s body parts. Congress and the states are responding by considering redirecting the roughly half billion per year we give to the nation’s number-one abortionist to federally qualified health centers and other options that outnumber Planned Parenthood almost 20 to 1.   Read More

ISIS Fighters Hoist Iraqi Prisoners Over Flames and Burn Them Alive in Barbaric New Video

Christian Post - The Islamic State terrorist organization has released a heinous new execution video purporting to show another one of the group's sick execution methods in which four Iraqi prisoners were burned to death by being suspended by their hands and feet over roaring flames.
Four Iraqi Islamic State prisoners were burned to death by being suspended over flames in an ISIS execution video that was released in late August 2015.   Read More

MI6 spy who was found dead in locked bag had 'hacked secret files about US president' - Bill Clinton

The Independent - An MI6 spy who was found dead inside a bag in 2010 had hacked into restricted information about Bill Clinton, it has been claimed.

Gareth Williams, a 31-year-old employee of GCHQ who was seconded to the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), was found dead inside a padlocked bag at a safe house in London.   Read More

Research Findings a Blow to Anti-gun Academics

Fairfax, VA - ( For decades, anti-gun academics have attacked firearms and firearm owners by conducting “research” that purportedly offers insight into the psyche of gun owners.   Read More

College Course Teaches 9/11 from Terrorists' Perspective

Fox News Insider - This fall, freshman students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill can take an English course called "Literature of 9/11" that explores the 9/11 attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists.   Read More

Obama: ‘There’s Not a Smidgen of Evidence’ Suggesting I’m Antisemitic

The Hill - President Obama said he is personally hurt by the anti-semitism accusations he has faced since signing the nuclear deal with Iran.

Obama told the Jewish publication Forward “there’s not a smidgen of evidence” to back up the charge.   Read More

Federal Judge Orders IRS to Disclose White House Requests for Taxpayer Info

Free Beacon - A federal judge on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to reveal White House requests for taxpayers’ private information, advancing a probe into whether administration officials targeted political opponents by revealing such information.   Read More

Texas secessionists launch petition drive for vote to break away

Reuters - A group called the Texas Nationalist Movement fanned out to 31 cities across Texas this weekend trying to gather the 75,000 signatures they say they need to get the question of the state's secession from the United States on the primary ballot next spring.   Read More

Fight Ensues as Atheists Attack College Football Teams for Promoting Evangelical Christianity

Christian Post - The American Center for Law and Justice has vowed that it will be fighting back against the Freedom From Religion Foundation, the atheist group that has issued a damning report on American college football teams which it says are promoting evangelical Christianity.
"Here at the ACLJ, we are fighting back. We are preparing comprehensive legal letters to let each of these college football programs know what their constitutional rights are," the conservative law group said in a statement on Thursday.   Read More

Obama’s Focus in Oil-Rich Alaska Is Climate Change--As Putin Deploys Warships

( – As President Obama prepares to become the first sitting president to travel north of the Arctic Circle this week, the administration’s concerns revolve largely around climate change.   Read More

Islamic State Claims to Mint Gold Coins in Effort to Drive US to Financial Ruin

Vice - The self-styled Islamic State (IS) claims it is now minting its own gold coins and other currency, according to a lengthy propaganda video released Saturday by the militant group.
Entitled "The Rise of the Khilafah and the Return of the Gold Dinar," the documentary-style video features an English-speaking narrator who says the IS currency will be made up of gold, silver, and copper coins. The narrator calls gold the "only true measure of wealth."    Read More

Were Some Pastors Included on Ashley Madison List Who Did Not Register for Site?

Christian Post - Responding to a report that up to 400 pastors or church staff members could resign their positions because of accounts registered to the Ashley Madison site, one owner of a faith-based crisis firm says some of those on the list did not sign up for the service and he can prove it. 

Hunter Frederick, president of Frederick & Associates, a crisis management firm, reached out to The Christian Post and claims he's had about 30 people attached to churches who contacted his firm concerning how to handle the scandal. According to Frederick, "several" of those that have contacted his office are not clients of the Ashley Madison adultery site though their names appear in the recently leaked data.   Read More

ISIS Beheads 91 People, Including 39 of Its Own Fighters, for Sorcery and Sodomy in 1 Month

Christian Post - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said that the Islamic State terror group has executed at least 91 people in the space of a month in Syria, including 39 of its own fighters, for crimes such as sorcery and sodomy, among others.

"The executions [are being] carried out for sorcery, insulting Allah, sodomy, adultery, banditry, joining and cooperating with the awakening movements, sorcery, cooperating with crusader coalition, mischief on Earth and cooperating with the Nusayri regime forces," SOHR wrote, noting that most of the victims were beheaded.   Read More

EPA hits farmer with $16M in fines for building stock pond

Hot Air - It was just this weekend when we saw the EPA moving head with sweeping regulations which redefine the meaning of the Clean Water Act, seeking to extend their control over every pool of water in the country, despite the fact that a federal judge had put enforcement of the regulations on hold in 13 states. Today we’ll take a brief look at a case which has been percolating for quite a while and demonstrates the way that the agency can impact the lives of farmers and rural landowners.

Andy Johnson, a farmer from Fort Bridger, Wyoming, made the bold move in 2012 of building a small earthen dam across a creek which runs through his property to create a stock pond for his horses and cattle. We’re not talking about a hydroelectric dam on a river here.. this is a stream that you can walk across without getting the tops of your socks wet for most of the year.   Read More

Jindal: Immigration without integration is invasion

Washington Examiner - Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is doubling down on his belief that sound immigration policy fosters assimilation, saying Sunday that individuals coming to the U.S. need to "adopt our values."   Read More

The Email Issue Goes Beyond Just Hillary Clinton - Obama administration's use of alternative email accounts & servers for official communication

Family Security Matters - As scandal surrounding Hillary Clinton's illegal use of unsecured email servers to access classified information during her time as US Secretary of State continues to unravel her presidential aspirations, a more comprehensive overview of the many email issues related to the Obama Administration presents a more sinister possibility. From the State Department to the Internal Revenue Service, the Environmental Protection Agency to the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy to the White House itself, everywhere you turn in the Obama Administration there has been an issue with high-ranking personnel using alternative email accounts and/or servers for government business and then refusing access to those communications to oversight authority.    Read More

Iowa poll: Sanders surges to within 7 points of Clinton

Chicago Tribune - Hillary Rodham Clinton's once-commanding lead in Iowa has shrunk to just seven percentage points, while Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has surged in the state whose caucuses will kick off the race for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, according to a poll released Saturday evening.   Read More

Nigerian Pastor: Muslim terrorists have killed 8,000 members, destroyed 70% of my churches

A Nigerian pastor and president of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria has said that Boko Haram has killed as many as 8,000 members of the congregations he oversees, destroyed 70 percent of his churches, and left most of the pastors under his care without a job.    Read More

Ukraine just published detailed intelligence of Russian troop movements and equipment

Business Insider - Today the office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko released via Twitter important details about the organization and structure of Russia’s occupying army in Southeastern Ukraine. The order of battle (ORBAT) information is clearly derived from a lot of intelligence, especially SIGINT (I say this as someone who used to do ORBAT intelligence for a living: this is well done).   Read More

On This Day - 1897 - Edison patents the Kinetograph (Motion Picture Exhibition Device)

Thomas Edison receives a patent for his movie camera, the Kinetograph. Edison had developed the camera and its viewer in the early 1890s and staged several demonstrations.   Read More

F-U-N-D-E-D: Silicon Valley gives rare blessing to software for church

CNET - Venture capitalists sit on large piles of money, and they're fond of spreading it far and wide. So the companies that get funded pretty much cover the gamut, from drone and gadget makers to robots, selfie sticks and one more social network (why not?).   Read More

Iranian court hands 10 year sentence to pair accused of spying for Israel, US

A Revolutionary Court in Iran has sentenced two people to 10 years each in jail on charges of spying for the United States and Israel, the judiciary spokesman said on Sunday without naming those convicted.   Read More