Friday, January 29, 2016

Christian Cheerleaders Win Favor of Supreme Court

The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday in favor of high school cheerleaders who had argued that their free speech was trampled by their school district when it ordered them not to display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.

The court acknowledged in its opinion that the school district later allowed the banners. But the justices determined their ruling was necessary to protect the future display of religious-themed signs because the district has argued it retains the right to restrict them.

The banners carried various Biblical verses such as, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.”

 The lawsuit now returns to the appeals court that ruled in 2014 that the cheerleaders’ lawsuit was moot because of the district’s policy change.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Smokefree.gov Promoting Lesbian Relationships

The US government is supporting lesbian relationships through smokefree.gov.

As seen in the ad below, two women are shown holding hands with the caption "I am quitting today for my girlfriend'.

The government has taken a site for health and using it for a sexual agenda.

Along with other teen targeted services, this picture shows younger women together, targeting the next generation to accept these lifestyles as part of everyday normal.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Venezuela Declares Economic Emergency Meltdown

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro declared a state of "economic emergency" for 60 days on Friday.

The government stopped publishing any economic data about the country in 2014, other than updates on its shrinking gold and cash reserves. But that changed Friday when Venezuela finally published years of economic data. And it was horrific

Venezuela's economy shrank 7.1% in the third quarter of last year, according to the government. It's been shrinking for seven consecutive quarters going back to the start of 2014.

Inflation in Venezuela skyrocketed 141% over the year ending in September, the central bank reported. Incredibly, some experts believe even that figure is understating the problem.

It is projected that inflation will increase 204% this year.

"The country is in economic meltdown," says Edward Glossop, emerging markets economist at Capital Economics. "The figures are predictably horrific."

Here are five reasons why Venezuela continues to be an economic mess:
1. Oil crash hurts Venezuela
2. A currency worth less than a penny
3. New power struggle dooms 2016
4. Default in 2016 is 'difficult to avoid'
5. Food crisis

READ THE FULL REPORT HERE

source: gazetadopovo.com.br

George Washington Book Pulled Because Slaves Happy

A children's picture book about George Washington and his slaves has been pulled by publishers Scholastic.

"A Birthday Cake for George Washington" tells the story of George Washington's slave Hercules, a cook, and his daughter. It had been criticised for its images of smiling slaves, and described as being "highly problematic".

Scholastic said in a statement that without more historical context, the book "may give a false impression of the reality of the lives of slaves".

The book, telling the story of Hercules and Delia making a cake together, had been released on 5 January. It was met with a barrage of one-star reviews on Amazon, with readers describing it as "disgustingly inaccurate", and one writing: "I can't believe people are celebrating a children's story that depicts happy, joyful slaves."

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Friday, January 15, 2016

Australia On Fire

Australia is experiencing fire outbreaks across the nation.

In late 2015 schools have been closed and emergency services were and are still on high alert as a deadly wreaked havoc bringing bushfires and extreme temperatures.

source: wa.gov.au/

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lawsuit Demands To Remove God From Money


A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Atheist argues the phrase "In God We Trust" on U.S. money is unconstitutional, and calls for the US Treasury to remove it from currency.

Michael Newdow filed the lawsuit in Ohio. He has unsuccessfully sued the government at least twice challenging the use of the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Newdow claims "In God We Trust" violates the separation of church and state.

One plaintiff says his Atheism is "substantially burdened because he is forced to bear on his person a religious statement that causes him to sense his government legitimizing, promoting and reinforcing negative and injurious attitudes not only against Atheists in general, but against him personally."

Throughout much of his lawsuit, the word God appears as "G-d."

(Marius Becker/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images)


Friday, January 8, 2016

Earthquake Swarm Hits Oklahoma

14 successive earthquakes hit north and central Oklahoma 1/8/2016. Over 70 earthquakes have hit in the past week. Fears are rising that the "big one" may be imminent. Edmond and Fairview areas have been the most affected. A 4.8 hit the Fairview area Wednesday.

Oklahoma in 2014 had at 5,415 earthquakes. In comparison, the state had just 109 magnitude-3 quakes in 2013, according to the Oklahoma Geologic Survey.

source; usgs.gov



Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Proof that North Korea Detonated Hydrogen Bomb

North Korea announced that it successfully detonated a hydrogen bomb, which can be confirmed by a seismic event recorded by the USGS. (see screenshot below)

A hydrogen bomb produces significantly more powerful blast than other atomic devices. In fact the trigger for a hydrogen bomb is an atom bomb, enabling the high temperatures need to set off a hydrogen bomb.

Successfully testing a thermonuclear bomb is a huge step forward militarily for North Korea. With NK having that capability, many neighboring countries could be in danger.

usgs.gov seismic monitor

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

This Is What Hitler Said About Guns

This quote is from Hitler's Table Talks.  Hitler delivered most of the "Table Talk" monologues at the Wolfsschanze .

"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subjugated races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subjugated races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police."
Hitler knew to conquer a nation, you must first disarm them

That is why gun control laws are so terrifying to conservative Americans.


Monday, January 4, 2016

Markets in China Halted After 7% Plunge

Stocks in Chinese Markets plunged Monday, setting off a trading halt for the rest of the session, and leading stock markets in Asia Pacific lower after feeble manufacturing surveys revived concerns over the slowdown of the mainland's economy.

The Shanghai Composite tumbled 6.85 percent to 3296.66 and the Shenzhen Composite plunged 8.1 percent. The CSI 300 briefly plummeted 7.02 percent; when that index rises or falls 7 percent, a trading halt in China's markets is triggered for the rest of the session.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index was also down 2.8 percent at 21,302.

Stocks in Australia, Japan, South Korea and India also fell.

Energy plays, however, saw gains after oil prices bounced during Asian trading hours.

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Saturday, January 2, 2016

Armed Militia Seizes National Wildlife Building in Orgeon

An armed militia has taken over a federal building in Oregon They are protesting  that 2 ranchers, Dwight and Steve Hammond, were charged under anti-terrorism laws. The Hammonds are set to report to prison on Monday.

The group is occupying the headquarters building at the Malhuer National Wildlife Building to keep local ranchers out of prison. The militia is reportedly heavily armed. They believe the Hammonds were illegally prosecuted because they claim the federal government does not have authority at the county level.

Among the occupiers, Ammon Bundy, son of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, and two of his brothers. Militia members at the refuge claimed they had as many as 150 supporters with them. The refuge, federal property managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, was closed and unoccupied for the holiday weekend.

In phone interviews from inside the occupied building Saturday night, Ammon Bundy and his brother, Ryan Bundy, said they are not looking to hurt anyone. But they would not rule out violence if police try to remove them, they said, though they declined to elaborate.

READ FULL REPORT HERE