Archive for November 15th, 2019

Why do we hiccup? Some surprising unsolved mysteries and the bias against religion

Why do we hiccup? Some surprising unsolved mysteries and the bias against religion

on November 15, 2019, 9:11 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison The humble hiccup has been one of science’s enduring mysteries. People from before birth to old age get hiccups from time to time. So do cats and rats. No one knows why or how to stop them. In fact, an internist performed a five-year study involving fifty-four hospital patients with hiccups, attempting a wide range of treatments. […]

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POLICE LOCATE HUMAN REMAIN ON EAST MAIN STREET

on November 15, 2019, 9:04 AM / in Local News

On Friday October 25th, 2019, officers with the Jackson Police Department were dispatched to a report of skeletal remains found in the 400 block of East Main Street in downtown Jackson. Workers reported human remains were found at an empty building. An assistant medical examiner along with Jackson Police Investigators responded to the scene. The remains were sent to the […]

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Amazon contests Pentagon award of cloud computing contract to Microsoft

Amazon contests Pentagon award of cloud computing contract to Microsoft

on November 15, 2019, 9:02 AM / in National News

Amazon said Thursday it is contesting the Pentagon’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract worth up to $10 billion. President Trump has frequently criticized Amazon and its founder, Jeff Bezos. Trump also bashes The Washington Post and notes that Bezos owns it. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy said it would be hard for a federal agency to […]

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Senate confirms controversial Trump judicial nominee

Senate confirms controversial Trump judicial nominee

on November 15, 2019, 8:56 AM / in National News

The Senate on Thursday confirmed White House counsel’s office lawyer Steven Menashi, one of President Trump’s most controversial judicial nominees, to serve on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. The vote was 51 to 41, with leftest Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine joining Democrats voting no. Democrats criticized Menashi for his early writings at Dartmouth and elsewhere that he […]

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2 dead, 3 wounded in California school shooting

2 dead, 3 wounded in California school shooting

on November 15, 2019, 8:53 AM / in State News

A gunman opened fire on fellow students at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, California, on Thursday, killing two students and wounding three others. Authorities said security video showed the suspect, a 16-year-old male student, pull a .45-caliber handgun out of his backpack and shoot five people around him before shooting himself in the head. He was hospitalized in grave […]

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Yovanovitch, former Ukraine ambassador, set to testify amid impeachment push

on November 15, 2019, 8:50 AM / in National News

By Alexis Simendinger and Al Weaver The House impeachment effort will roll along this morning as Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, will testify before the House Intelligence Committee as it continues to probe President Trump’s actions regarding Ukraine. Yovanovitch, a longtime diplomat, will be the third witness to testify publicly before investigators. Last month, Yovanovitch told the […]

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“IT’S BACCCCCK…..” ERA

“IT’S BACCCCCK…..” ERA

on November 15, 2019, 8:45 AM / in National News, State News

“IT’S BACCCCCK…..” About 45 years ago the wife of the principal of the Christian school my daughter attended thrust a wad of papers into my hands and said that I needed to read them. I came from a totally a-political family — no talk, no mention, I don’t even know if my mother and daddy were registered to vote or if […]

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REAL CLEAR POLITICS, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2019

REAL CLEAR POLITICS, FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2019

on November 15, 2019, 8:31 AM / in National News

Yovanovitch’s Moment: Will Her Testimony Help Dems or the GOP? Susan Crabtree has this preview of the former ambassador to Ukraine’s testimony. What the Entry of Patrick and Bloomberg May Mean for Biden. Sean Trende assesses the strategy, and the impact, of the two latest candidates to join the 2020 fray. Democrats’ Latest (Alternate) Reality Show Is Another Flop. Liz […]

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Marie Yovanovitch

on November 15, 2019, 8:29 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. On Capitol Hill, Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, is set to testify in the House impeachment hearings. In this space, however, Fridays are reserved for a historical quote meant to be inspiring or thought-provoking. Today’s comes from Georgia O’Keeffe, one of this country’s foremost 20th century painters, born on this […]

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Contra Costa ‘Buyback’ Putting Citizens Ignorant of True ‘Gun Safety’ at Risk

Contra Costa ‘Buyback’ Putting Citizens Ignorant of True ‘Gun Safety’ at Risk

on November 15, 2019, 8:27 AM / in Opinion

“If you have guns around your home that you want to get rid of, here’s a way to get some extra money before the holidays,” The Patch gushes about an incentivized vassal disarmament ceremony scheduled for this Saturday. “The Walnut Creek, Concord and Clayton police departments will host a ‘community gun buyback event’ at the Concord Pavilion later this month.” Cities in […]

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To Baltimore Mayor: ‘Honest Gun Owners Aren’t Killing People, Either’

To Baltimore Mayor: ‘Honest Gun Owners Aren’t Killing People, Either’

on November 15, 2019, 8:25 AM / in Opinion, State News

by Alan Gottlieb BELLEVUE, WA — -(AmmoLand.com)- Responding to Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Young’s argument that he isn’t responsible for the city’s rising homicide rate because he’s “not committing the murders,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today fired right back, “Law-abiding gun owners aren’t committing murders, either.” “Yet Mayor Young and his fellow Democrats continue pushing […]

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Stocks marched in place, doing nothing once again

on November 15, 2019, 8:23 AM / in National News

KENNY POLCARI Stocks marched in place, doing nothing once again… and I mean nothing. As investors continued to worry about the mixed economic data and a stalled trade deal, treasuries rallied a bit. Gold rose by $8 an oz to $1,473/oz, after having found that support at $1,450/oz that we discussed last week. Word that China wants the elimination of […]

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France: An “Inverted Colonization”

on November 15, 2019, 8:21 AM / in Opinion

by Guy Millière |  Gatestone Institute Soon after, Muslim organizations that had asked for students to have the right to wear the veil in schools also asked for a change in the school curriculum — in history, so that Muslim civilization would be presented in a more “correct” and “positive” way. “If the way I dress disturbs you, leave my country”. — […]

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John MacArthur clarifies views on Beth Moore, women preachers: ‘Empowering women makes weak men’

John MacArthur clarifies views on Beth Moore, women preachers: ‘Empowering women makes weak men’

on November 15, 2019, 7:17 AM / in National News

By Leah MarieAnn Klett  |  Christian Post Several weeks after publicly criticizing well-known Christian author and speaker Beth Moore, John MacArthur once again weighed in on the issue of women in church leadership, warning that “empowering women makes weak men” and “weak men make everybody vulnerable to danger.” “Today, I want to address a very important issue that has been stirred […]

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Less than half of US evangelicals identify as ‘pro-life,’ new poll suggests

Less than half of US evangelicals identify as ‘pro-life,’ new poll suggests

on November 15, 2019, 7:13 AM / in National News

Only one quarter of evangelicals say abortion should be illegal in all cases By Samuel Smith  |   CP Only a quarter of evangelicals in the United States believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to a new poll showing that a majority of self-identified Christians in the U.S. identify as “pro-choice” and less than half of evangelicals identify as […]

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Revival Prayer and Fasting; Marriage Down, Cohabitation Up; Erdogan

on November 15, 2019, 7:05 AM / in Religion

Jesus said, “This kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.” (Matthew 17:21) Dear Praying Friends, In April 1995, the Herald of His Coming, featured several articles on the theme of “prayer and fasting,” among them, “Now is the Time to Seek the Lord in Fasting and Prayer”: A call for 2 million American Christians to fast and pray […]

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Quigley’s Greatest Con

on November 15, 2019, 6:59 AM / in Opinion

I won’t beat around the bush. All of the hate-mongering against Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., is nothing more than public theater—and that includes Trump’s forthcoming impeachment. It is all public theater. Nothing more. In fact, the more opposition Trump receives, the more popular he becomes. And that’s the whole purpose. Donald Trump is not an outsider. He is not […]

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ANOTHER STEP LEFT

ANOTHER STEP LEFT

on November 15, 2019, 6:48 AM / in Local News

On November 13, 2019, Jackson Police Chief, Julian Wiser and Major Phillip Kemper attended a Press Conference in the Federal Building Memphis, TN. Attorney General William P. Barr launched a new initiative called Project Guardian which is a national effort to reduce gun violence and prevent gun crimes. “Building on the success of past programs like Triggerlock, Project Guardian will […]

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When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

When Did Ukraine Become a ‘Critical Ally’?

on November 15, 2019, 6:44 AM / in Opinion

Despite constant pressure from Sen. John McCain and our neocons to bring Ukraine into NATO, wiser heads on both sides of the Atlantic rejected the idea. On hearing the State Department’s George Kent and William Taylor describe President Donald Trump’s withholding of military aid to Ukraine, The New York Times summarized and solemnly endorsed their testimony: “What clearly concerned both […]

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November 15th in History

November 15th in History

on November 15, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 46 days remaining until the end of the year. THERE ARE 39 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS! Holidays Christian Feast Day: Abibus of Edessa Albert the Great Blessed Hugh Faringdon Didier of Cahors Leopold III, a public holiday in Lower Austria and Vienna. […]

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