Archive for April 12th, 2018

An Irish Ghost Story

on April 12, 2018, 9:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories

This story happened a while ago in Dublin, and even though it sounds like an Alfred Hitchcock tale, it’s true. John Bradford, a Dublin University student, was on the side of the road hitch-hiking on a very dark night and in the midst of a big storm. The night was rolling on and no car went by. The storm was […]

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21st Century Anchor Babies: Endless Free Ride Paid For By You

on April 12, 2018, 9:47 AM / in International News, Opinion

By Frosty Wooldridge and RN Stephany Gabbard   |   News with Views Does this sound familiar? “Children born to foreign parents in Dublin maternity hospitals accounted for 25 per cent of total births this year,” according to Declan Keane, Master of the National Maternity Hospital.  “This number is causing major problems.” “We were stretched last year and the situation is even […]

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Tabloid paid $30,000 for tip Trump fathered illegitimate child, then spiked story

Tabloid paid $30,000 for tip Trump fathered illegitimate child, then spiked story

on April 12, 2018, 9:33 AM / in National News, Opinion

There is no end to the stupidity….. NEW YORK — Eight months before the company that owns the National Enquirer paid $150,000 to a former Playboy Playmate who claimed she’d had an affair with Donald Trump, the tabloid’s parent made a $30,000 payment to a less famous individual: a former doorman at one of the real estate mogul’s New York […]

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Report on affair triggers calls for Missouri governor to resign

Report on affair triggers calls for Missouri governor to resign

on April 12, 2018, 9:31 AM / in State News

A special Missouri state House committee released a report on Wednesday detailing an extramarital affair Gov. Eric Greitens (R) had with his hairdresser, who was not identified. The woman testified under oath that Greitens groped her, spanked her, and coerced her to perform a sexual act. She also said he took a photo of her semi-nude and blindfolded, and threatened […]

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Pompeo heads into confirmation hearing to become Trump’s top diplomat

Pompeo heads into confirmation hearing to become Trump’s top diplomat

on April 12, 2018, 9:29 AM / in National News

CIA Director Mike Pompeo on Thursday will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for what could be a tough confirmation hearing on his nomination to become President Trump’s next secretary of state. Trump picked Pompeo when he fired Rex Tillerson. In prepared remarks, Pompeo signals his intention to take a harder line toward Moscow. “Russia continues to act aggressively, […]

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Vermont governor signs state’s first significant gun restrictions

Vermont governor signs state’s first significant gun restrictions

on April 12, 2018, 9:27 AM / in State News

Bad News Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) on Wednesday signed a gun law raising the minimum age for gun buyers from 18 to 21 and banning high-capacity magazines. The legislation also makes it easier to take guns away from people deemed to pose a threat. The law contains the first significant restrictions on gun owners in the largely rural state. […]

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Sessions tells border sheriffs crackdown is necessary

on April 12, 2018, 9:26 AM / in National News

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told border sheriffs on Wednesday that cracking down on illegal crossings over the Mexican border was crucial to national security and an orderly immigration system. Sessions said without tough border enforcement, smugglers can bring opioids and cocaine into the U.S., and undocumented migrants can enter at will. “This is not acceptable,” Sessions said at the Texas […]

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Zuckerberg concedes social media regulations ‘inevitable’

Zuckerberg concedes social media regulations ‘inevitable’

on April 12, 2018, 9:25 AM / in National News

As much as we, collectively, don’t like Facebook, we still believe in the process of self regulating. This is the lively hood of thousands including Zuckerberg and it’s his job to clean it up, not Congress… but that hasn’t stopped them before. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced a second day of questioning on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, fielding tougher questions […]

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Trump meets with security team on Syria after tweeting ‘Get ready, Russia’

on April 12, 2018, 9:21 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump and his national security team met Wednesday to discuss the U.S. response to a suspected chemical weapons attack on civilians in a rebel-held town in Syria. Trump appeared to signal an impending attack when he tweeted, “Get ready Russia, because [missiles] will be coming.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, however, “Final decisions haven’t been made.” […]

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April 12th in History

April 12th in History

on April 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 12 is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Alferius Blessed Angelo Carletti di Chivasso Erkembode Adoniram Judson (Episcopal Church (USA)) Pope Julius I Zeno of Verona April 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Commemoration of first human in […]

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Resisting the Trap

Resisting the Trap

on April 12, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.Genesis 4:7 A Venus flytrap can digest an insect in about 10 days. The process begins when an unsuspecting bug smells nectar on the leaves that form the trap. When the insect investigates, it crawls into the jaws of the plant. The leaves clamp […]

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