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Calling the revelation “powerful” and “moving,” the wealthy, powerful lover of money said he knew Lakewood Church was the place for him after his lifestyle was affirmed and praised by lead pastor and famous author Joel Osteen.
A Czech DNA expert is carrying out tests on clothes belonging to the first president of Czechoslovakia, Tomas Garrigue Masaryk. The tests should provide a definitive answer to an explosive claim that has fascinated readers and troubled historians for almost a century. Was Masaryk - champion of Slav rights and father of the Czechoslovak state - the illegitimate son of the Austro-Hungarian emperor?
Federal ownership of land is a very live wire political issue in Utah, which is why I find it outrageous that President Obama, on the way out the door, would try to irrevocably federalize 1.3 million acres in the state, in spite of the ongoing controversy over this very issue. Utah officials have been asking to steward Utah land for a number of years, which makes this week's decision by the Obama administration a slap in the face to policymakers in the Beehive State.
Android Vs. iOS Shows How the Market Rewards Openness
Apple's AppStore for iOS is partially vertically closed towards app developers. Silicon Valley's favorite not only takes in 30 percent of application software sales revenue, it also maintains total control over which apps you see on your phone. Google's PlayStore (what was originally the Android Market) has a different approach: even though not being open-sourced, Google's application downloader only makes developers subject to entering into a free-of-charge licensing agreement with Google, as long as its compatibility requirements are applied. This includes pre-installing Google products such as Gmail or the PlayStore (something that the IB Times apparently considers a huge scandal).
How the Census Gets Race All Wrong
The census doesn’t—and cannot—tell us about the actual genealogical diversity of America; what it actually measures is our collective perception thereof. That perception and the metrics by which we assess it are constantly changing. The great irony here is that the OMB and the Census Bureau are both causing and reacting to changes in perceptions of racial identity in America! In order to ask questions the way they think respondents want to hear them, they inadvertently place their thumbs on the scale.
Your Shower Is Lame, Your Dishwasher Doesn’t Work, and Your Clothes are Dirty
If the public knew the whole truth about this, the anti-government feeling alive in the land would intensify beyond anything we’ve ever known.
Why Russia-brokered Syrian ceasefire has chance of succeeding
Nothing is ever certain, but in the case of Syria peace drive Moscow is at centre of decision making while US is out in the cold.
The Enormous Opportunity of Trump’s Presidency
This election cycle and its outcome were a loud message to the Washington establishment. After eight years of failed policies, we now have the opportunity to bring long-needed reforms.
Ramapough Told Tipis On Their Land Are Illegal
Chief Claims Town Plotting to Steal Ramapough Tribal Land; Asks For Support From Indian Country
Obama Sanctions Russia for Alleged Election Hacking
Outgoing president takes more action to undermine Trump on foreign policy
CNN: Trump Win Will Usher in ‘Racial Amnesia’
Hysterical network compares Civil War era support for slavery to support for president-elect
Obama May Not Be Done with Israel
Outgoing administration could still prompt a pre-inauguration U.N. vote to recognize Palestine
“Uneducated” is the favorite insult and excuse of the political left. In the past year alone, for example, a lack of education among voters has been used to explain each of the left’s electoral failures, as well as to dismiss criticisms of its people, policies, and institutions. These defenses are dubious to say the least. Yet setting aside the strategic choices of left-wing political groups, the obsession with un-education reveals that there are serious problems with the way education is understood by the intellectual classes. The bias in favor of “education” is basically a bias in favor of the opinions of the contemporary intellectual classes, and a devotion to the status quo in higher education.
Mervyn King is the British Ben Bernanke. An eminent academic economist, who now teaches both at New York University and the London School of Economics, King was from 2003 to 2013 Governor of the Bank of England. King identifies a basic problem in the banking system that has again and again led to financial crisis. “The idea that paper money could replace intrinsically valuable gold and precious metals, and that banks could take secure short-term deposits and transform them into long-term risky investments came into its own with the Industrial Revolution in the eighteenth century. It was both revolutionary and immensely seductive. It was in fact financial alchemy — the creation of extraordinary financial powers that defy reality and common sense. Pursuit of this monetary elixir has brought a series of economic disasters — from hyperinflation to banking collapses.”
Lame Duck Obama Grabs More Land and Power
“This arrogant act by a lame duck president will not stand,” tweeted Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah) in reaction to President Barack Obama designating two national monuments Wednesday at sites in Nevada and in Lee’s home state of Utah.
Announcing the decision to expel the Russian diplomats, as well as sanctions against Russian intelligence agencies, Obama said he was responding to cyber activity designed to "interfere with or undermine our election processes". But however strong Obama's words, this moment may seem like ancient history in less than a month. On 20 January 2017, Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
How Russia Recruited Elite Hackers for Its Cyberwar
President Vladimir V. Putin has said repeatedly, most recently at his annual year-end news conference, that the information released in the recent hacking of the Democratic National Committee was more important than who was behind them. Democratic Party members and the Obama administration should not look abroad for someone to blame for losing the election, Mr. Putin said. “You need to learn how to lose gracefully,” he said.
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Lame Duck Legacy Rejects the Will of the People
Obama created two new national monuments this week, determined to leave an environmental legacy behind him when he leaves office in a few weeks. The problem is that this is not what the people want. It is what career politicians, like Harry Reid, want.
Russia will undoubtedly provide an adequate response to new US sanctions and it will make Washington officials 'feel uncomfortable', Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday.
The Battle of Pharsalus: How Caesar Won a Civil War While Outnumbered Two to One
The Battle of Pharsalus was one of the most important in Julius Caesar’s career. Fought on the 9th of August 48 BC, it was the turning point that gave him victory in Rome’s civil war, taking control of the empire and effectively ending the Republican government under which it had been run for hundreds of years.
California Democrats legalize child prostitution
Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. So teenage girls (and boys) in California will soon be free to have sex in exchange for money without fear of arrest or prosecution.
Trump bump: Investor optimism at 9-year high, 2017 boom coming
Wells Fargo: Investors giddy with confidence, optimism
The Trump effect on Wall Street has grown even more broadly since his election as president and should propel stocks to higher levels next year, according to one of the nation's leading banks and polling services.