Archive for December 31st, 2019

How to keep our New Year’s resolutions: Seven science-based strategies and three biblical principles

How to keep our New Year’s resolutions: Seven science-based strategies and three biblical principles

on December 31, 2019, 8:14 AM / in Religion

By Dr. Jim Denison We can blame—or thank—the Babylonians. Four thousand years ago, they began a twelve-day religious festival known as Akitu, in which they focused on celebrating the coming of the new year. During this festival, they made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return objects they had borrowed. If they kept these promises, their gods would […]

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Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes dies at 75

Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes dies at 75

on December 31, 2019, 8:11 AM / in People

Neil Innes — the British comedy songwriter who worked with Monty Python and played in the Beatles parody group the Rutles — died Monday, the BBC reports. He was 75. Innes’ family confirmed his death in a statement, saying, “We have lost a beautiful, kind, gentle soul whose music and songs touched the heart of everyone and whose intellect and search for truth inspired […]

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Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flees Japan before trial

Ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn flees Japan before trial

on December 31, 2019, 8:08 AM / in International News

Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has fled to Lebanon from Japan, where he faced charges for financial crimes. Ghosn said Tuesday from Lebanon that he left to escape “injustice and political persecution” before his trial next year on allegations that he underreported his income and shifted his own financial losses to the automaker. He has citizenship in France, Brazil, and […]

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Leading Chinese negotiator schedules U.S. trip to sign trade deal

Leading Chinese negotiator schedules U.S. trip to sign trade deal

on December 31, 2019, 8:05 AM / in International News

China’s top trade negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, plans to visit Washington next week to sign the “phase one” deal to ease the trade war between the U.S. and China, the South China Morning Post reported Monday, citing a source briefed on the matter. “Washington has sent an invitation and Beijing has accepted it,” the source told the newspaper under […]

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China sentences researchers for creating 1st gene-edited babies

China sentences researchers for creating 1st gene-edited babies

on December 31, 2019, 8:03 AM / in International News

A court in Shenzhen, China, sentenced a Chinese scientist and two assistants Monday for creating the world’s first genetically edited babies last year, China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported. The lead scientist, He Jiankui, was handed three years in prison and a fine of 3 million yuan ($430,000), while researcher Zhang Renli got two years in prison and a 1 […]

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Susan Collins says she’s open to calling impeachment trial witnesses

on December 31, 2019, 8:00 AM / in National News

Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), a GOP moderate, said on Monday that she is “open” to meeting Democrats’ demand to call witnesses in President Trump’s Senate impeachment trial, but only if the evidence indicates the need for new testimony. She said the decision should be made after House impeachment managers and Trump’s legal team have made their opening arguments. “I am […]

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Judge dismisses former Trump aide’s impeachment-subpoena lawsuit

on December 31, 2019, 7:58 AM / in National News

A federal judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former top national security aide to President Trump seeking a court ruling on whether he should comply with a House subpoena to testify in impeachment proceedings against Trump. The White House had told the official, Charles Kupperman, not to testify, and Kupperman wanted the court to decide whose orders […]

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Hanukkah stabbing suspect charged with federal hate crimes

on December 31, 2019, 7:55 AM / in State News

I am shocked to know that the attorney’s and prosecutors can read Mr. Thomas’s mind. If that is really the case, half of us should be in jail. Prosecutors on Monday charged Hanukkah stabbing suspect Grafton Thomas with federal hate crimes. Thomas, 37, pleaded not guilty a day earlier to five counts of attempted murder and one of burglary after […]

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Airstrikes trigger protests outside U.S. Embassy in Iraq

on December 31, 2019, 7:48 AM / in International News

  Protesters forced their way into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday and set fires in an outburst of anger over weekend U.S. airstrikes that killed 24 members of an Iranian-backed militia. The U.S. ambassador and embassy staff were evacuated earlier, after hundreds of demonstrators and militia members gathered outside the compound. People in the crowd threw rocks, […]

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TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019!

on December 31, 2019, 7:44 AM / in Opinion

Gigantic double negatory:  Trump has not even gestured toward (1) balancing the Superstate’$ budget nor (2) stopping the gross inflating of the dollar $upply in circulation. rw  Tennessean  . TOP 10: President Trump’s biggest accomplishments of 2019! Americans saw plenty of Washington at its worst this year, with one party in Congress obsessed with a partisan impeachment stunt and obstructing progress […]

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Texas Church Shooter Stopped by Armed Church Heroes

Texas Church Shooter Stopped by Armed Church Heroes

on December 31, 2019, 7:41 AM / in National News, State News

(Ammoland.com) On 29 December, at about 10:50 a.m. a masked attacker, who had sat in the service at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, close to Fort Worth Texas, opened fire, first on an armed church member, then on an unarmed congregant. The attacker is shot by another armed congregant. The action was over in six seconds. […]

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Vichy France as Counter-Revolutionary State

Vichy France as Counter-Revolutionary State

on December 31, 2019, 7:39 AM / in History, Opinion

by Adi  |   Faith & Heritage In a previous piece I noted how resistance against tyranny is a demand of the counter-revolutionary worldview. I argued that the use of political violence was not intrinsically at odds with the counter-revolutionary position. In this piece I would like to emphasise how this can by exemplified with a concrete historical example from the previous […]

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WE THE PEOPLE

WE THE PEOPLE

on December 31, 2019, 7:36 AM / in Opinion

By Larry Keane One doesn’t need to look hard to see that our Second Amendment rights, and our industry, is under fire by those who can’t fathom an individual who chooses to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. A recent Harris poll, as reported by USA Today, showed that nearly 50 percent of all Americans are “concerned that their… right […]

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Joe Biden Suggests Coal Miners Should Learn To Code

Joe Biden Suggests Coal Miners Should Learn To Code

on December 31, 2019, 7:34 AM / in National News

PETER HASSON |  DAILY CALLER Former Vice President Joe Biden suggested Monday that displaced coal miners should learn to code. “Anybody who can go down 3,000 feet in a mine can sure as hell learn to program as well,” Biden said at a New Hampshire event Monday. He added later: “Anybody who can throw coal into a furnace can learn how to program, for […]

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SMILE, It could be Worse….

SMILE, It could be Worse….

on December 31, 2019, 7:29 AM / in Bedtime Stories
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Zuesse: Russiagate Investigation Now Endangers Obama

Zuesse: Russiagate Investigation Now Endangers Obama

on December 31, 2019, 7:28 AM / in International News, National News

by Tyler Durden |  Zero Hedge Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Former US President Barack Obama is now in severe legal jeopardy, because the Russiagate investigation has turned 180 degrees; and he, instead of the current President, Donald Trump, is in its cross-hairs. The biggest crime that a US President can commit is to try to defeat […]

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Will We Go Into the New Year With Jesus Still in the Manger?

Will We Go Into the New Year With Jesus Still in the Manger?

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, Religion

By David Fowler  /  Family Action Council of Tennessee As I thought about heading into the New Year and leaving the Christmas season behind, it struck me that it is, indeed, easy to “leave Christmas behind.” That thought brought to mind an old Larnelle Harris song that describes a son helping his father put away the Christmas stuff. The son […]

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“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY”

“OUR COUNTRY IS IN MOURNING, A SOLDIER DIED TODAY”

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories

He was getting old and paunchy And his hair was falling fast, And he sat around the Legion, Telling stories of the past. Of a war that he once fought in And the deeds that he had done, In his exploits with his buddies; They were heroes, every one. And ‘tho sometimes to his neighbors His tales became a joke, […]

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December 31st in History

December 31st in History

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. It is widely known as New Year’s Eve since the following day is New Year’s Day. It is the last day of the year. The following day is January 1 of the following year. You have 358 shopping days till Christmas. Holidays Christian feast […]

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Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

By Ted Thornhill As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink ‘for the sake of humanity’. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government – but it’s been published in a book called Letters […]

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