Archive for October 15th, 2017

Mayor Gist Endorses Boyd… Tells you Where He Stands

Mayor Gist Endorses Boyd… Tells you Where He Stands

on October 15, 2017, 9:20 AM / in Local News, State News

Randy Boyd, a Haslam family favorite and business associate, who is now positioning himself for governor in 2018. Of course to achieve that lofty position, Boyd must first win a Republican primary. But he is the favorite today of Jerry Gist.   Read more about Boyd here

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From Social Sciences to Socialism

on October 15, 2017, 9:10 AM / in Opinion

From the print edition of The New American There once was a child of philosophy that aspired to become a science. After all, nothing lends credibility in our material world more than the discipline that studies the material world. So that child, psychology, rebelled against thousands of years of tradition and began beating its own path through history — and the […]

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Ireland faces rare hurricane hit

Ireland faces rare hurricane hit

on October 15, 2017, 8:56 AM / in International News

Hurricane Ophelia is moving across the Atlantic as a Category 2 storm with sustained winds of up to 105 miles per hour. The storm is expected to make landfall in Ireland on Monday, moving across the island and into northern Scotland. Hurricanes rarely make it to Europe; this will be Ireland’s strongest storm in half a century. In 1961, Storm […]

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Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy

Weinstein expelled from Motion Picture Academy

on October 15, 2017, 8:54 AM / in National News

Movie producer Harvey Weinstein was expelled Saturday from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the premier film industry professional organization and host of the Oscars, amid mounting sexual harassment and rape allegations. The expulsion is intended to show that the “era of willful ignorance and shameful complicity in sexually predatory behavior and workplace harassment in our industry is […]

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California wildfire death toll reaches 40

California wildfire death toll reaches 40

on October 15, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

More than 10,000 firefighters have gathered to battle 17 wildfires in Northern California’s wine country that have killed at least 40 people and destroyed more than 5,700 homes and buildings. About 100,000 people have evacuated to escape the fires, which are up to 100 miles wide and have been burning for a week. Hundreds of people are still missing, and […]

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Voodoo Health Care From The Republicans, But It Just Makes The Policy Argument For Single Payer Stronger, Please Speak Out Now.

Voodoo Health Care From The Republicans, But It Just Makes The Policy Argument For Single Payer Stronger, Please Speak Out Now.

on October 15, 2017, 8:50 AM / in Opinion

Do You Want To Know What The Left Thinks And What They Are Doing About IT, Here is your chance. It was obvious to us way back in mid-January that the Affordable Care Act was already on life support. And we encouraged you to finally rally around single payer health care, and to demand that the Democrats finally get behind […]

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Test scoring problems

on October 15, 2017, 8:45 AM / in Opinion

You may recall Eric Holcombe’s piece on the majority of students failing to be proficient or even on track in Tennessee government run public schools. Now we learn that the testing company can’t even get the test scores correct, after the debacle with the previous company. http://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/education/2017/10/13/thousands-tnready-tests-scored-incorrectly/762142001/ I do not understand why people turn something as important as the education […]

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Deuteronomy 28

on October 15, 2017, 8:39 AM / in Opinion, Religion

In the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy, in the first 14 verses are 25 or more blessings the nation would experience if they would obey His voice. But the 15th verse says, “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes […]

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Animal Activists & Others Sue State of Iowa Over “Ag-Gag”

Animal Activists & Others Sue State of Iowa Over “Ag-Gag”

on October 15, 2017, 8:28 AM / in State News

A number of animal rights and food safety groups filed a suit in federal court this week against the state of Iowa, claiming its law to prevent agriculture production facility fraud violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The complaint was filed by an ACLU attorney on behalf of animal rights extremists groups,  Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF), PeTA, Iowa Citizens […]

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St. Louis Carriage Ban Update

St. Louis Carriage Ban Update

on October 15, 2017, 8:25 AM / in State News

On Sept. 18, 2017 St. Louis Alderman, Joseph Vaccaro introduced a bill to ban horse carriages in St. Louis Mindy Patterson, President of The Cavalry Group testified before the Board of Aldermen Streets, Traffic, & Refuse Committee meeting on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 to OPPOSE proposed Board Bill 129 to ban horse carriages in St. Louis. “Enforcing regulations is one […]

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Good News from Greenville, NC

on October 15, 2017, 8:22 AM / in State News

In happy news, the city of Greenville, NC voted against the proposed ordinance to ban performances with exotic animals 4-2. Read more Ignore the more stupid news of Golf Course Management… it already there.

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Update: Richmond, VA Exotic Animal Ban

on October 15, 2017, 8:19 AM / in State News

Ordinance 2017-174 in Richmond, VA — which would regulate the owning, breeding, purchasing, selling, offering for purchase or sale, keeping, maintaining, and possession or control of any exotic or wild animal in the city — went before the full City Council on October 9. The Council voted to continue the ordinance to November 13 with amendments, which exempted small animals (ferrets, chinchillas) and […]

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Montgomery County, MD: Exotic Animal Ban

on October 15, 2017, 8:18 AM / in State News

Public Safety Bill 23-17 would ban animals in circuses or other businesses that “exhibit or financially benefit” from the exhibition of those animals. Includes the use of camels, bears, primates, wildcats, crocodiles, and snakes.  On 9/11/17: the measure was discussed at a work session for the Public Safety Committee. The Committee decided not to vote on the bill at the meeting and to review the language further. Date to be […]

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California Governor Signs AB 485

California Governor Signs AB 485

on October 15, 2017, 8:17 AM / in Opinion, State News

Yesterday, Friday, October 13th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the Pet Rescue Act, mandating that pet stores in California source dogs, cats, and rabbits sourced from shelter-rescues only.  AB 485 harms legitimate pet store businesses and removes the freedom of choice for the consumer leaving them only animals of unknown origins with unknown histories, with potentially unknown pathogens, protozoans, and potential […]

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Trial By Fire – Rightly Perceiving Current Crises

on October 15, 2017, 8:14 AM / in Opinion

This has to be one of the most insightful article I have read in years. Perhaps because it says in far better words things I have thinking and writing about for a long time but this is all in one column. Before posting it I want to report on how your prayers for me have been answered — Had a […]

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Prayer Request

on October 15, 2017, 8:12 AM / in People, Religion

This is a follow-up to a prayer request I sent out the other day, which you may not have gotten (my apologies), but I’m now sharing with a wider audience. The concept that prayers can be felt by the one for whom they are being lifted up is a beautiful mystery that only Christians can even begin to comprehend.  I […]

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69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

69 Republicans vote against aid for Puerto Rico, other disaster sites

on October 15, 2017, 8:07 AM / in National News

Without Addition Information We Might Have Joined Them   BY CRISTINA MARCOS  |   The Hill Legislation to provide $36.5 billion in aid for communities affected by recent wildfires and hurricanes, including Puerto Rico, secured widespread support in the House on Thursday save for 69 Republicans. The votes in opposition included many members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, who believe government […]

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Whataburger worker fired for refusing to serve police officers

Whataburger worker fired for refusing to serve police officers

on October 15, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

The Term Racist Seems To Be Tossed Around A Lot A worker at a Texas fast-food restaurant was fired after she refused to serve two police officers, the company said Saturday. In a lengthy post on the Denison Police Department’s Facebook page, Chief Jay Burch alleged the officers were cursed at by the employee and that the restaurant manager’s only […]

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Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble

Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble

on October 15, 2017, 7:01 AM / in Opinion

For years, reporters were content to obscure their ideological dogmas and partisan goals behind the pretense of objectivity and detachment. Though the Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN practiced combat journalism against conservatives and Republicans, they did so while aspiring to professional standards of facticity and fairness, and applying, every now and then, scrutiny to liberals and Democrats worthy of investigation. Donald Trump changed […]

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Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

Clinton Aides Gang Up on Boyfriend of Harvey Weinstein Accuser

on October 15, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News

  BY: Andrew Kugle   /  Washington Free Beacon Current and former aides to Hillary Clinton ganged up on Anthony Bourdain on Twitter after Bourdain criticized Clinton for her delayed response to the sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Clinton received criticism for initially staying silent after the New York Times reported last week that several women have accused Weinstein, the powerful Hollywood producer and Democratic mega-donor, of […]

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