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  • Warehouses will soon cover more than 100 football fields in Allen Township (Pennsylvania)

    04/29/2017 10:51:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Allentown Morning Call ^ | April 29, 2017 | Matt Assad
    Just a few miles off Route 22 in Allen Township, quarter horses gallop through a pasture and farmers tend to soil that will soon sprout corn. By summer, fields of wildflowers will bloom, giving motorists off the beaten path a pleasing dose of nature. That scene will soon be harder to find as a township blanketed with farmland and green open space becomes the Lehigh Valley's epicenter for warehouse development. Plans are in the works for 6.5 million square feet of the kind of massive distribution centers that line Interstate 78 and Route 100 — imagine warehouses stretching across more...
  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 30 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...
  • The Importance of the Second Amendment

    04/29/2017 5:02:15 PM PDT · by davikkm · 7 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Friday marked the first day of this year’s annual gathering of the National Rifle Association convention. NRA leaders and members are meeting at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 28-30 to admire the plethora of guns that embody America’s beloved Second Amendment. I was privileged enough to attend the event today and broaden my horizons. In addition to briefly scoping the exhibit hall, I shot mock air-guns and listened to phenomenal speeches delivered by Chris Cox, Ted Cruz, President Trump, Antonia Okafor, and many others who value the sanctity of life and the innate right to defend oneself. The...
  • Tonight’s Correspondents’ Dinner One With Neither Guest of Honor Nor Audience

    04/29/2017 4:31:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/29/17 | Judi McLeod
    Problem with that is that their listeners, viewers and readers do not want to be entertained. They want to be truthfully informed. With the bulk of the mainstream media having long ago thrown totally in with the progressive left, should anybody have to guess who won’t be coming to tonight’s annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner? President Donald Trump stuck to his boycott of the event, and it took less than a nanosecond for a highly offended media to come across like the aggrieved party.
  • Six things your kids need to know in order to be well-educated. (RE: Black children)

    04/29/2017 4:14:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    ThyBlackMan ^ | April 29, 2017 | Dr. Boyce Watkins
    I’ve long observed the state of black children with deep concern. It seems that with all the billions of dollars being spent to educate children in urban areas, this money is going to waste. This waste appears to be a mixture of good old government inefficiency, apathetic parents, and teachers who don’t care much about our children. But spreading the blame doesn’t actually solve the problem. While we are sitting around trying to figure out who destroyed our children, the little ones are left to languish in the stench of inherited ignorance. We live in an age of information, where...
  • Ace distribution center to add jobs (208 jobs in Pennsylvania)

    04/29/2017 3:59:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Indiana Gazette ^ | April 29, 2017 | The Associated Press
    FREDERICKSBURG (AP) — Ace Hardware is opening a northeastern U.S. distribution center in eastern Pennsylvania, that will create more than 200 jobs. The $20 million, 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse will be in Bethel Township, near Fredericksburg. It will replace smaller facilities in Pittston; Prince George, Va.; Baltimore; and Portland, Maine. The center will service Ace stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Virginia and Washington, D.C. The center is about a mile from Interstates 78 and 81....
  • "Opening the Scriptures, Breaking the Bread" (Sermon for Third Sunday of Easter, on Luke 24:13-35)

    04/29/2017 3:43:34 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Opening the Scriptures, Breaking the Bread” (Luke 24:13-35) One of my favorite paintings is one we happen to have hanging in the hallway here at St. Matthew’s. I’ve brought it forward this morning, because it goes with the Gospel reading for today. The painting is called, in German, “Gang nach Emmaus,” “The Road to Emmaus,” by a 19th-century Swiss artist, Robert Zünd. I love this painting, because it really activates my imagination. You’re looking from a distance at Jesus walking with two disciples on the road to Emmaus, while Jesus is opening the Scriptures to them. You wish you could...
  • Richard Simmons breaks long silence after health scare: 'Hope to see you all soon'

    04/29/2017 3:35:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    NBC's The Today Show ^ | April 19, 2017 | Gina Vivinetto
    Richard Simmons is back! The beloved health and fitness guru, 68, is speaking directly with fans for the very first time since mysteriously vanishing from the spotlight three years ago. Simmons, who was hospitalized on Monday for "severe indigestion," took to his personal Facebook page on Wednesday to share a hopeful message with his fans. "Hello to everyone who has shown concern for me and sent their good wishes. You will never know how much it means to me," the reclusive diet and exercise expert wrote next to a 2014 photo of himself....
  • Does Automation Kill Jobs? Nope—But Offshoring Does

    04/29/2017 3:29:24 PM PDT · by Thalean · 24 replies
    National Economics Editorial ^ | April 26, 2017 | Spencer P Morrison
    CNN says automation is to blame for America’s manufacturing job losses; and what’s worse, there’s more to come—and no, it has absolutely nothing to do with bad trade deals like NAFTA, nor China’s predatory trading strategy. Nope. Nothing to see here people. Move along. Automation is bad, and your jobs are never coming back. This view was echoed recently by the Guardian too. Of course, this is all just fake news—CNN has to earn its reputation somehow. In reality, automation is only half the story: if you look at its impact relative to output, you’ll see that automation doesn’t really...
  • Mayor Fined for Demographic Observation [fake-satire]

    04/29/2017 3:19:02 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Robert Ménard, mayor of the town of Beziers in southern France, has been fined 2,000 euros for "hate speech." The "hate speech" consisted of his observation that in a school in the center of his town more than 90% of the students are Muslim. Judge Maurice Cador called Ménard's remarks "extraordinarily insensitive toward Muslims. His defense relied upon the assertion that he spoke the truth. Under our laws truth is not a valid defense. We concede that his statement was factually accurate. However, it is the government's policy to not call attention to the rising proportion of resident aliens in...
  • Students encouraged to bike or walk to school in May

    04/29/2017 3:14:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Adam Curtis
    SIERRA VISTA – Local schools and partner organizations in Sierra Vista and on Fort Huachuca will once again celebrate National Bike to School Day on Wednesday, May 10, by encouraging students to walk or bike to school all week long. The Fort Huachuca Accommodation School District and Sierra Vista Unified School District have been celebrating National Bike to School Day locally for several years now. With the support of the City of Sierra Vista and other community partners, the local event has grown to extend a full week and includes prizes offered as incentives for students to participate in hopes...
  • Navy Seal Charged with Filming Sex Acts

    04/29/2017 1:17:14 PM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 34 replies ^ | April 2017 | Military Corruption
    Sicko Navy seal charged with filming forbidden sex acts - PO1 Gregory Kyle Seerden Alleged to have made video in which he appears to violate a little girl. Another film involves an infant having sex with a dog. Could get up to life in prison for crimes, including rape.
  • Intellectual Froglegs 100 Day Edition

    04/29/2017 12:43:29 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 6 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Joe Dan Gorman presents the latest Intellectual Frog Legs:
  • British Police Making Terror Arrests on ‘Near Daily Basis’ as Expert Estimates 10,000 UK Jihadis

    04/29/2017 12:19:41 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 29, 2017 | Jack Montgomery
    The Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism has confirmed that police are now making terror-related arrests “on a near daily basis”. Meanwhile, a noted security expert has estimated the number of “committed Islamists” in the country is “between 6,000 and 10,000”. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu revealed the astonishing scale of the struggle to contain terrorism in a statement outside New Scotland Yard on Friday. “I wanted to reassure the public that our increased activity to combat terrorism over the last two years continues,” he said. The statement came following an “extraordinary day” in which police apprehended a...
  • Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray: It’s time for a national $15 minimum wage

    04/29/2017 11:49:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 54 replies ^ | April 28, 2017 | Bernie Sanders and Patty Murray
    It has been 10 long years since Congress passed legislation to raise the minimum wage. It’s time to raise it for all Americans.IN the wealthiest country in the history of the world, a basic principle of American economic life should be that if you work 40 hours or more a week, you do not live in poverty. Sadly, that is not the case today. While large corporations make record-breaking profits and top CEOs earn about 335 times more an hour than the average worker, millions of Americans are trying to survive on totally inadequate wages. The situation has become so...
  • ACLU Wants to Force Hospitals to Perform Sex Change Surgery [fake-satire]

    04/29/2017 11:36:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Apr 2017 | John Semmens
    Last year, Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, California refused to remove the uterus of Evan Michael Minton. Minton is in the process of transitioning from female to a simulated male body. This Catholic hospital declined to remove a healthy uterus and referred Minton to a nearby nonreligious hospital within the same Dignity Health network. American Civil Liberties Union spokesman Bertram Petty claimed that “the hospital violated Mr. Minton’s right to have whatever surgery he wants at whatever facility he chooses. The hospital’s assertion that the surgery goes against its sincerely held religious beliefs is irrelevant. Under Obamacare, the...
  • We are STILL in an ICE AGE!

    04/29/2017 11:12:05 AM PDT · by GraceG · 55 replies
    The Quaternary glaciation, also known as the Pleistocene glaciation or the current ice age, is a series of glacial events separated by interglacial events during the Quaternary period from 2.58 Ma (million years ago) to present. In popular culture, there is often reference to "the next ice age".[24] Technically, because Earth is already in an ice age at present, this usually refers to the next glacial period (because the Earth is currently in an interglacial period).
  • President Trump's First 100 Days [Powerful Video from White House!]

    04/29/2017 10:10:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies ^ | 4/29/17 | President Trump and a cast of thousands
    In his first 100 days, President Donald J. Trump has taken bold action to restore prosperity, keep Americans safe and secure, and hold government accountable. At an historic pace, this President has enacted more legislation and signed more executive orders than any other president in over a half century. With a focus on rebuilding the military, ending illegal immigration, and restoring confidence in our economy, the President is keeping his promises to the American people
  • What If There Is Another Government Shutdown?

    04/29/2017 8:59:16 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/29/17 | KrisAnne Hall
    The shutdown showdown seems like a wild train ride and the political aftermath is only just picking up steam. I think it is important to be clear about what the faithful few are actually fighting for (and against) during the shutdown showdown. Let me reset the framework in the simplest possible terms, so that we don’t forget the essentials. Our federal government, created by the States in 1787, was designed to be a limited and defined federal government. Not my words, but the words of the people who created it - easily researchable and verifiable. James Madison (called the Father...
  • ATF Clarifies Legality of AR Pistol Arm Brace Use

    04/29/2017 8:33:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    ammoland ^ | 25 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Late in 2012, the ATF approved of a device that fit on the buffer tube of AR-15 style pistols. It made one handed shooting of these firearms much easier, and hence more accurate.The SB15 was invented by a disabled veteran, Alex Bosco. He quickly sold the rights to produce the arm brace to Sig Sauer. As you can see, the device can also be used as a very short stock for the AR-15 pistol, even though that is not what it is designed for.  Many people have put the brace to this use, as it is much easier to...