Archive for December 28th, 2017

American Minute with Bill Federer  ARMENIA was the first nation to officially adopt Christianity as its state religion, 301 AD

American Minute with Bill Federer ARMENIA was the first nation to officially adopt Christianity as its state religion, 301 AD

on December 28, 2017, 8:00 AM / in History

According to ancient tradition, Noah’s Ark rested on Mount Araratin the Armenian Mountain Range.    Armenia’s Coat of Arms has Mount Ararat with Noah’s Ark on top. Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (410-490 AD) recounted the tradition that Noah’s son Japheth had a descendant named Hayk who shot an arrow in a battle near Lake Van c.2,500 BC killing Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel–the […]

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Fighting stops to allow biggest prisoner swap yet in Ukraine

Fighting stops to allow biggest prisoner swap yet in Ukraine

on December 28, 2017, 7:53 AM / in International News

The Ukrainian military and Russian-backed separatists stopped shelling each other on Wednesday as they exchanged hundreds of prisoners. It was the biggest such swap since the start of the conflict in 2014, with the rebels releasing 73 Ukrainians and the nation’s government handing over more than 200 separatists. The exchange took place with no serious problems. Several days ago, the […]

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4 North Korean defectors show possible radiation exposure

on December 28, 2017, 7:50 AM / in International News

At least four North Korean defectors have shown signs of radiation exposure, South Korea said Wednesday. The four are among 30 defectors from the area near North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear test site, although South Korean authorities could not immediately determine whether they were exposed through the country’s controversial nuclear weapons program. North Korea conducted its sixth nuclear test since 2006 […]

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Afghanistan bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 40

Afghanistan bombings targeting Shiites kill at least 40

on December 28, 2017, 7:40 AM / in International News

A flurry of bombings in Kabul killed at least 40 people and wounded dozens more on Thursday, Afghan authorities said. The attacks started when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside a Shiite cultural center and religious school during a group succession. That attack accounted for most of the casualties. Two other explosions followed, one of them at the […]

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Coffee Meet and Greet with Marsha Blackburn

Coffee Meet and Greet with Marsha Blackburn

on December 28, 2017, 7:36 AM / in Announcements
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First Day at School

First Day at School

on December 28, 2017, 6:58 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

Roy Moore files lawsuit to block Alabama Senate result

on December 28, 2017, 6:34 AM / in National News, State News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican Roy Moore filed a lawsuit to try to stop Alabama from certifying Democrat Doug Jones as the winner of the U.S. Senate race. The court filing occurred about 14 hours ahead of Thursday’s meeting of a state canvassing board to officially declare Jones the winner of the Dec. 12 special election. Jones defeated Moore by about 20,000 votes. Moore’s attorney wrote in the complaint filed late Wednesday […]

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Woman accused of racism by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is human-rights activist

Woman accused of racism by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee is human-rights activist

on December 28, 2017, 6:32 AM / in National News

You are going to love this one….. black privilege standing strong. By Bradford Richardson |  The Washington Times The woman Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee accused of racism is a celebrated photojournalist who helped document human-rights abuses in war-torn Guatemala during the 1980s. Jean-Marie Simon, whose first-class seat on a United Airlines flight was given to Ms. Jackson Lee, Texas Democrat, lived and […]

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Senate Majority PAC backed Jones’ winning Alabama campaign

on December 28, 2017, 6:23 AM / in National News, State News

As if we didn’t know this already….. MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A mysterious super PAC that spent millions of dollars backing Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama’s Senate race was heavily funded by the Democratic Senate Majority PAC. Chris Hayden, spokesman for the Senate Majority PAC, said Tuesday that the group was the primary backer of the PAC called Highway 31, […]

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Black steps down as head of U.S. House Budget Committee to focus on governor bid

Black steps down as head of U.S. House Budget Committee to focus on governor bid

on December 28, 2017, 6:18 AM / in State News

We, honestly, are not fans of the Congresswomen but she is a good politician. She stayed with the budget committee as chairman because it aided this move back to the state. The reality is this budget will still aid, on average, a hundred billion ($100,000,000.000.00) dollars in additional debt annually. We cannot say that we would be too damned proud […]

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When God Thunders

When God Thunders

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder. —Psalm 81:7 Thunder rolls across the Sawtooth Mountains, crashing and echoing through the peaks and canyons, shaking the ground with celestial sonic booms. My old dog cuts and runs. I stand amazed and delighted. The storm reminds me of the “secret place of […]

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Camden man arrested in connection to double homicide

Camden man arrested in connection to double homicide

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

BENTON COUNTY—A Camden man has been arrested on two counts of first-degree murder after an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Benton County Sheriff’s Department. Jerry Wayne Dabbs, 63, was arrested after the TBI’s investigation determined he was responsible for the deaths of Wayna Ruth Hedrick, 47, and Bonnie Sue Hedrick, 26, Wayna’s daughter, Sunday morning at 4520 Highway 70 East […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer Astronomer Johannes Kepler – “O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!…”

American Minute with Bill Federer Astronomer Johannes Kepler – “O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!…”

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

“O, Almighty God, I am thinking Thy thoughts after Thee!” wrote astronomer Johannes Kepler, 1619, The Harmonies of the World. Johannes Kepler was born DECEMBER 27, 1571. An attack of smallpox when he was four years old left Johannes Kepler with crippled hands and poor eyesight. Overcoming those handicaps, Kepler took up the study of science. The person most responsible […]

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Triple-homicide suspect out of Nebraska arrested in Jackson

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun A triple-homicide suspect out of Nebraska John Dalton Jr. has been taken into custody in Jackson, Omaha Police Department confirmed through a news release. A felony warrant for first-degree murder had been issued for Dalton Jr., 46, in connection with a triple-homicide that happened in Omaha Tuesday night, according to a news release. John W. Dalton Sr., 70, his wife, […]

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December 28th in History

December 28th in History

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

December 28 is the 362nd day of the year (363rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are three days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abel (Coptic Church) Caterina Volpicelli Feast of the Holy Innocents or Childermas. In Spain and Latin American countries the festival is celebrated with pranks (inocentadas), similar to April […]

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Quote for Today December 29th

Quote for Today December 29th

on December 28, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, History, People

Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. J. R. R. Tolkien John Ronald Reuel Tolkien  was an English writer, poet, philologist, and university professor, best known as the author of the classic high fantasy works The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. He served as the Rawlinson and Bosworth Professor of Anglo-Saxon and Fellow […]

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