Tuesday, August 26, 2014
The Massachusetts State Police Air Wing spotted a 12-14-foot great white shark approximately 100 yards off the coast in Duxbury on Monday. The beach was evacuated and remained closed for about an hour. (Photo/Video: YouTube/MAStatePolice)
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water.
Friday, August 22, 2014
It’s true that this is not the anti-Semitism of the 1930s, which came from the right and was rooted in longstanding Christian views that demonized the Jews. Traditionally, Islam did not treat Jews this way. But in the past century a distinct strain of Muslim anti-Semitism has emerged. Built on a foundation of antipathy toward non-Muslims, it mixes Christian anti-Semitism — imported to the Middle East by European missionaries — and a more leftist, secular form of anti-Semitism. It is evident in political cartoons, editorials, television shows and newspaper articles.
Effective immediately, the U.S. will start allowing faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals to notify the government — rather than their insurers — that they object to birth control on religious grounds. A previous accommodation offered by the Obama administration allowed those nonprofits to opt out of paying for birth control by submitting a document called Form 700 to their insurers, but Roman Catholic bishops and other religious plaintiffs argued just submitting that form was like signing a permission slip to engage in evil.
GAZA CITY—Some 18 people accused of collaborating with Israel have been executed in the Gaza Strip, according to local Hamas-linked media, a move that follows Israel's targeted killing of three of Hamas' top military commanders.
NATO condemns Moscow’s aid convoy, says Russian artillery firing at Ukrainian army - The Washington Post
MOSCOW —NATO said Friday that Russian artillery pieces are firing at the Ukrainian military from Russian territory and within Ukraine, dramatically escalating a conflict that has taken a new turn with the unauthorized entry into eastern Ukraine of what the alliance described as a “Russian so-called humanitarian convoy.”
Richard Dawkins is an evolutionary biologist, a prominent atheist, and a moral fool.
I say that in part (but only in part) because a woman seeking advice from him via Twitter confessed that she wouldn’t know what to do if she were pregnant with a child with Down syndrome. “Real ethical dilemma,” she wrote. But not for Dr. Dawkins. He tweeted this back: “Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world if you have the choice.”
Told ya so. And there are a lot of people like Dawkins still out there.
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Playing golf AGAIN: Obama tees off just 24 hours after being criticized for hitting the course within minutes of solemnly pledging justice for beheaded journalist James Foley | Mail Online
Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Ralph Peters could hardly contain his anger Wednesday night on the Fox News Channel as he discussed Obama's reactions to the ISIS terror network's beheading of Foley, an American who had been missing since 2012.
'There is no way the president should be stupid enough to go play golf' after such a somber speech, Peters said.
'Not only did he insult the Foley family; he sent a message to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (the leader of ISIS) and all of the other jihadi terrorist militants – now soldiers of a jihadi army – that he doesn't take it all seriously.'
I admit, it's a cheap shot. Like taking a gimme on a 3-par or something.