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Posted 7/28/16 at 12:41 PM | Karen Kramer

Our WikiLeaks World

The Guardian

We’ve heard there is no honor among thieves, but when the infamous Julian Assange (WikiLeaks) protects his hacker’s identities, one wonders if that’s true or not. Listening to an Assange interview, I get the impression he thinks he’s a computer-age Robin Hood.

His timing to release 20,000 emails hacked from the Democratic National Committee was telling enough, but his promise to release more reveals an attempt to control the outcome of an election.

For those in sensitive positions, I offer a new adage: if you want to keep a secret don’t use a computer.

WikiLeaks

Even more critical, this latest WikiLeaks episode reveals that we’re not secure enough in a cyberattack world. Our nation’s sensitive computers need to be resilient to hackers. What if enemy hackers got into our power grids and nuclear facilities? A good firewall is not enough. It needs to be the best. FULL POST

Posted 7/27/16 at 2:40 PM | Michael Bresciani

Is the World Now Safe for Sodomy?

On April 2, 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asked Congress for a declaration of war against Germany. His speech to the Congress included the now iconic line – “the world must be made safe for democracy.”

This memorable line from Wilson’s speech was followed with these words which are rarely quoted – “If there should be disloyalty, it will be dealt with a stern hand of repression ….”

Wilson proved he meant business because following his speech anyone holding any anti-war views was suppressed and dealt with severely including being charged with treason. Many were persecuted including Mr. Eugene V. Debs, who was sentenced to prison for ten years for acts of sedition.

One hundred years later along comes one President Barack Obama, declared America’s first gay president by Time Magazine. After playing his part in boosting everything gay, from stating that he needed to show gays more love to the routing of the Defense of Marriage Act and replacing it with Obergefell.

Can we now say that America and the world, is safe for Sodomy?

When the Civil War ended many blacks moved to Washington DC to be near their emancipator. Once again, the freed of the gay movement have responded. Now polls show, that DC has passed San Francisco and now 10 percent of its citizenry is said to be homosexual. FULL POST

Posted 7/27/16 at 5:20 AM | Lynn Joesph

Escape Back Pain and Become the Mom You’ve Always Wanted to Be

Millions of mothers around the world suffer from back pain on a daily basis. And the thing about back pain is that it doesn’t just affect you – it also has a direct impact on your children and the way you parent them.

Don’t Let Pain Affect Your Life

For people who have never suffered from chronic pain, it’s impossible to understand the impact it has on every aspect of your life. It affects your mental approach to the day, the way in which you handle menial tasks, and – perhaps most of all – the relationships you have with those closest to you.

When chronic pain – especially chronic back pain – is constantly lurking in the background. All of your attention is spent trying to find relief and avoid exacerbating symptoms. As a result, your focus naturally shifts away from how you can help your children to how you can help yourself. Sadly, this can go on for years and deteriorate the mother-child relationships you hold so dear.

4 Tips for Reducing Back Pain

In order to reclaim your life and become the mom you’ve always wanted to be, it’s imperative that you focus on reducing back pain once and for all. Let’s check out a few of the top tips and suggestions from leading doctors and specialists around the world. FULL POST

Posted 7/26/16 at 12:43 PM | Karen Kramer

Hilton’s Gay Holiday

Hilton Worldwide is promoting their brand by featuring two men in bed together. In an era of acceptance, the idea of same-sex couples enjoying a vacation isn’t unheard of, but do we all need to see them in bed? How about enjoying the hotel amenities like the pool instead?

American Family Association has started a petition to alert Hilton that there are consumers who prefer a more family friendly advertising approach.

However, Hilton Worldwide has declared that it’s a “global company of diverse cultures serving diverse guests….We are proud to depict and reflect our guest diversity in our advertising….”

That said, if you are inclined to disagree, click here for the petition.

Posted 7/26/16 at 6:40 AM | Lynn Joesph

U.S. Senator Passes Bill to Increase Medical Marijuana Research

In Salt Lake City, Senator Orrin Hatch has recently unveiled a bipartisan bill which will allow researchers to perform further study on the potential medical benefits of marijuana. Hatch introduced this regulation along with other senators from Delaware, Hawaii and North Carolina, making a statement in which he said that policymakers are in need of further scientific evidence before they can make better informed decisions about the legalisation of the drug for medical use. He said that in his home state of Utah, debates earlier in the year regarding whether or not to expand marijuana legalisation to medical purposes made clear the need for more and improved scientific research.


Medical Benefits of Marijuana

Marijuana, along with its dozens of active components, has shown some substantial promise for treating a range of different illnesses. However, currently classed as a Schedule I substance, the drug is considered to have no medical benefits or use, and a high potential for abuse. It shares this classification with drugs such as heroin or cocaine, and is currently illegal to study without first going through a range of significant bureaucratic hurdles. Paediatrics chairman at the University of Utah, Dr. Ed Clark, said that he has not yet seen the bill but is in full support of any efforts to open up research on medical cannabis, including studies on the different properties of CBD oil. FULL POST

Posted 7/25/16 at 2:30 PM | Mark Ellis

VP pick Kaine’s troubling ties to Islamic groups

Hillary Clinton with Tim Kaine

By Mark Ellis

Hillary Clinton’s recently-selected VP running mate, Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, has a disconcerting record of embracing Islamists, according to an explosive report by Ryan Mauro of The Clarion Project.

Kaine selected a Hamas supporter for a state immigration commission; was a featured speaker at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect, and received donations from well-known Islamist groups, Mauro discovered.

As Governor of Virginia, Kaine chose Muslim American Society (MAS) President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission in 2007. A moderate Muslim organization that speaks out against Islamism criticized his appointment, charging that Omeish had not been vetted properly, according to The Clarion Project.

Federal prosecutors linked MAS to the Muslim Brotherhood in America in 2008, which was confirmed by a Chicago Tribune investigation FULL POST

Posted 7/21/16 at 5:12 PM | Michael Bresciani

The Offense not Noticed at the Republican Convention

The main stream media made a big deal of Melania’s speech at the RNC even after the entire matter was all but dismissed by Donald Trump. No heads are going to roll and the Dem’s have already begun to use the word “liar” even though their candidate, Hillary Clinton, may have given the term more meaning in her lifetime than Daniel Webster could with the entire force of his almost unlimited etymological expertise.

NBC News has reported that staff writer Meredith McIver has since taken full responsibility for the plagiarism allegedly found in Melania’s speech. Even after offering to resign her job Donald Trump has graciously asked her to stay.

But that’s not the offense noted here.

Not so much as mentioning the continued onslaught of abortion with its record of 55 million aborted unborn babies is deeply offensive to many Americans.

But that’s not the offense noted here.

Making no strong objection to the Supreme Court’s dismissal of DOMA (The Defense of Marriage Act) and replacing it with Obergefell was also blaringly absent from the convention floor. Obergefell is a supreme insult to God and godly people who hold scripture as the law above all laws, which makes the greenlighting of homo-marriage an offense of the highest order to both. FULL POST

Posted 7/21/16 at 4:47 PM | Mark Ellis

During Convention, Caitlyn Jenner speaks out as conservative Republican and person of faith

Caitlyn Jenner

By Mark Ellis

Speaking at the American Unity Fund’s “Big Tent Brunch” on July 20th, former Olympic gold medalist Caitlyn Jenner spoke candidly about her conservative values and Christian faith.

The “Big Tent Brunch” was organized to promote conservative support for LGBT freedom in all fifty states during the Republican National Convention.

Jenner, who came out as transgender in a 20/20 interview with Diane Sawyer in April 2015, shocked many when she revealed she was a conservative Republican. Jenner also expressed support for Sen. Ted Cruz during the Republican primary.

“It was easy to come out as trans. It was harder to come out as a Republican,” Jenner said at the brunch.

In spite of her party affiliation, Jenner criticized efforts by Republicans to pass bills concerning bathroom usage.

Jenner said she was influenced to become a Republican by her father, William Jenner, who served in the fifth Ranger battalion, landed on Omaha Beach, and is buried at Arlington. FULL POST

Posted 7/21/16 at 10:17 AM | Karen Kramer

More Fuel for the Election Fire

Dinesh D'Souza

Just in time for the Democratic Convention, Dinesh D’Souza’s latest film, Hillary’s America comes to movie theaters across America.

According to D’Souza, the once pro-slavery Democratic party has merely transitioned to one of pro-enslavement.

The movie traces America’s unsavory racist and greedy history perpetuated by the hands of…wait for it…..the Democratic party.

The 2016 election highlights the discord in our nation and D’Souza adds fuel to the inferno. He claims that Democrat’s political self-interest rises above national interests. I suggest that some Republicans are not immune to this either.

The 3-minute movie trailer gets to the heart of D’Souza’s warning: be wary of the Democratic party’s true intent—they want to “steal” America. The movie is only showing in limited theaters, but I wonder if it really matters. When the political shouting gets this loud, people can’t hear so it’s easier to stop listening. FULL POST

Posted 7/19/16 at 3:28 PM | Mark Ellis

Pakistan: Brother says he’s proud of honor killing of sister, a prominent model

Qandeel Baloch

By Mark Ellis

The brother of Pakistani model and social media star, Qandeel Baloch, says he’s proud he killed his sister, because he was embarrassed by her social media posts and “girls are born to stay home.”

Baloch, 26, was found dead Saturday at her family home in Multan. The following day her brother confessed to strangling her for the sake of “family honor” because she posted what he considered “shameful” pictures on Facebook.

Baloch, whose real name was Fauzia Azeem, was buried Sunday, July 17th.

The young model gained notice through social media postings that were considered provocative in deeply conservative Pakistan, but might earn a PG-rating in America.

After Baloch’s brother, Waseem Azeem, 25, was arrested he confessed to killing her, according to Fox News. He said people had taunted him over her social media posts and he found the resulting embarrassment “unbearable.” FULL POST

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