Archive for September 23rd, 2019

Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

Now this is a shame…. British tour company Thomas Cook shuts down

on September 23, 2019, 7:46 AM / in International News

The world’s oldest travel company, the British firm Thomas Cook, shut down on Monday, leaving 600,000 customers stranded abroad. Thomas Cook started out in 1841 organizing local rail trips. It later pioneered European package vacations, and ran hotels, resorts, and airlines in 16 countries. It collapsed after failing to strike a rescue deal with lenders as it struggled with $2.1 […]

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Warren and Biden join striking GM workers on picket lines

on September 23, 2019, 7:41 AM / in National News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and former Vice President Joe Biden joined striking General Motors workers on picket lines on Sunday as Democratic presidential candidates continued battling for the support of union groups. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) plans to join striking autoworkers in Detroit on Wednesday. Warren criticized GM for closing factories despite profits in the billions. “GM is demonstrating that […]

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3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

3 dead, 4 hospitalized in Pittsburgh overdose case

on September 23, 2019, 7:34 AM / in State News

Three people died and four others were hospitalized in Pittsburgh early Sunday after allegedly taking drugs together, police said. The first victim was found unconscious in an apartment complex elevator early Sunday, and was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics then found another man “somewhat conscious” a few blocks away. He, too, died. Police learned both men had been at […]

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Hong Kong police break up shopping mall protest with tear gas

on September 23, 2019, 7:25 AM / in International News

Hong Kong police fired tear gas to disperse pro-democracy protesters who occupied a shopping mall on Sunday. Activists reportedly targeted businesses with connections to China as the demonstrations continued for a 16th weekend. The protests erupted over a bill, now withdrawn, that sought to allow the extradition of criminal suspects to mainland China. The demonstrations have grown into broader resistance […]

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Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

Arab lawmakers back Gantz in bid to help oust Israel’s Netanyahu

on September 23, 2019, 7:24 AM / in International News

The Arab bloc in Israel’s parliament on Sunday endorsed Blue and White party leader Benny Gantz for prime minister. It was the first time the Arab lawmakers had backed a candidate for prime minister since 1992. The support of the Arab Joint List gives Gantz 57 supporters in Parliament. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has 55. Netanyahu appealed to hardliners ahead […]

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Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

Trump acknowledges discussing Biden with Ukraine leader

on September 23, 2019, 7:21 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump on Sunday acknowledged talking about former Vice President Joe Biden in a July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, although he said he was not improperly pressuring Zelensky to investigate a political rival. Democrats suspect Trump of trying to get Ukraine to look into the business dealings of Biden’s son, Hunter Biden. Ukraine was awaiting a Trump […]

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WHY RAPTURE THEORY IS SO DANGEROUS TO ERSTWHILE CHRISTIANS

on September 23, 2019, 6:44 AM / in Opinion

If a Christian does not study the Bible in depth using the very necessary Strong’s Concordance and a Companion Bible, then they rely upon the, “expertise”, of a pastor to tell them what the Bible teaches.  The problem today is we have many alleged Christian pastors who are either very poor students of the Bible, or they just flat-out lie […]

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Left Rages Against New Rambo Film for Being ‘Trumpian’

on September 23, 2019, 6:42 AM / in Opinion

By Randy DeSoto  |  Western Journal Many in the media are hammering the newly released “Rambo: Last Blood” for being too closely aligned with President Donald Trump’s view of the U.S. border with Mexico. The liberal Daily Beast has perhaps the most sensationalized headline in this regard: “‘Rambo: Last Blood’ Is a Trumpian, Anti-Mexican Nightmare.” “Yes, Sylvester Stallone’s Vietnam veteran John Rambo has […]

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About “Flight 93”

About “Flight 93”

on September 23, 2019, 6:31 AM / in Opinion

by Steve Berman  |  The Resurgent want to make a few points about the “Flight 93” metaphor, in general, and as an election or cultural guide. First, the passengers on the actual Flight 93 acted in a hope against hope, awakened to a terrible reality, with little time to do anything. They were left with the options of (a) doing […]

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The latest on the Emmy Awards: How to win the ‘crown of life’

on September 23, 2019, 6:26 AM / in Religion

By Jim Denison Game of Thrones won for Outstanding Drama Series at last night’s Emmys, making it the most-awarded narrative series in the history of the Emmys. Fleabag won for Outstanding Comedy Series. Jodie Comer and Billy Porter received Outstanding Lead Actress and Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Here is what I noted: Except for a few minutes watching […]

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We are all travelers in this world.

We are all travelers in this world.

on September 23, 2019, 6:23 AM / in Religion

In the television western Broken Trail, cowboy Prentice Ritter must provide words of comfort at the funeral of a friend. Uncomfortable in the situation, he quietly says, “We are all travelers in this world. From the sweet grass to the packing house, birth till death, we travel between the eternities.” In a sense, he was right. We are travelers—pilgrims—in a […]

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Student accused of threatening Central High has no access to guns: Sheriff

on September 23, 2019, 6:04 AM / in State News

Story By DAVID MELSON  |  Times Gazette A Shelbyville Central High student accused on social media of threatening to bring a gun to school Friday does not have access to weapons at his home, Sheriff Austin Swing said Thursday night. “We have been to the student’s home and checked to make sure no guns are available,” Swing said. “We talked […]

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Casey Hood to run for District 77, Tennessee

on September 23, 2019, 6:02 AM / in State News

Casey Hood announced Thursday his candidacy for the state house seat in which he was just appointed. Last week the Obion County Commission appointed Hood, a conservative Republican, to replace Bill Sanderson as state representative in District 77 and will serve until a special election is held for a permanent representative. His standing as an interim member of the Tennessee […]

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This Day in History September 23rd

This Day in History September 23rd

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 99 days remaining until the end of the year. It is frequently the day of the autumnal equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the vernal equinox in the Southern Hemisphere. Holidays Christian feast day: Adomnán Padre Pio Pope […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones

American Minute with Bill Federer “I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

“I have not yet begun to fight!” shouted John Paul Jones when the captain of the 50-gun British frigate HMS Serapis taunted him to surrender. Their ships were so close their cannons scraped and masts entangled, yet his American ship Bonhomme Richard, named for Ben Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanac, refused to give up. When two cannons exploded and his ship […]

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Who Gets The Love?

Who Gets The Love?

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours. —Luke 15:31  A sociologist was writing a book about the difficulties of growing up in a large family, so he interviewed the mother of 13 children. After several questions, he asked, “Do you think all children deserve the full, impartial love and attention of a mother?” “Of […]

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Quote For Today

Quote For Today

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have the […]

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Two Births, Two Lives, Two Deaths, and Two Destinies

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

It doesn’t get much clearer and simpler than this.  I pray you take the time to read and consider this.  Your future depends on your understanding.  Share it with those you know. Sue  Nearby is a MegaChurch. It’s multiple parking lots serve a weekly attendance of roughly 8,000 people. An attender asked the Senior Pastor why the church’s sermons don’t […]

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911 fee to go up in Coffee County

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in State News

The emergency communication service charge fee, also known as 911 fee, is going up. The Manchester Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) and Coffee County Commission voted to support the increase of the 911 fee from $1.16 to $1.50. BOMA approved the increase on Sept. 3, with Alderman Ryan French casting a dissenting vote. The full commission voted on Sept. […]

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Literary Hall

Literary Hall

on September 23, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

Literary Hall is a brick library building and museum in Romney, West Virginia, built in 1869 and 1870 by the Romney Literary Society. Founded in 1819, the society was the first literary organization of its kind in the present-day state of West Virginia, and one of the first in the United States. In 1846, the society constructed a building which housed the Romney Classical Institute and […]

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