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In the news, Monday, December 26, 2016


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from BBC News (UK)

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis
John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone". Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named after him - the Hunterian in London. As well as confirming the diagnosis [osteosarcoma], the cancer team believe Mr Hunter's centuries-old samples may give clues as to how cancer is changing over time. Mr Hunter became surgeon to King George III in 1776 and is one of the surgeons credited with moving the medical discipline from butchery to a science.


from Breitbart

‘Liberal Gun Club’ Sees Rising Membership Under Donald Trump
Liberal Gun Club (LGC) spokesperson Lara Smith says her group has witnessed an increase in inquiries and rising membership since Donald Trump won the presidency. She said the LGC focuses on education rather than politics and, because of this, offers an alternative to Democrats who may not support Republican positions related to the Second Amendment.

Senate Democrats Condemn Obama for Anti-Israel UN Vote
Some Senate Democrats have issued scathing statements against President Barack Obama and his administration’s decision to break with longstanding tradition to veto anti-Israel resolutions, choosing, instead, to abstain from voting in a United Nations Security Council vote. The vote called for a halt to Israeli construction in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. Among the Democrats are Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Joe Manchin (D-WV), Bob Casey (D-PA), Richard Blumenthal (D-VT), Mark Warner (D-VA), and Chris Coons (D-DE).


from Christ and Pop Culture

Dream Weddings and Our Search for Wholeness
What we are looking for on our wedding day, and what can seem elusive in marriage, is a sense of being complete and full.


from The Free Thought Project
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Couple Forced to Destroy 40yo Pond on Their Own Property Because Govt Owns the Rainwater
An Oregon couple has been told they must destroy a 2-acre pond on their land — the property’s most attractive feature — because the government said so. Although Jon and Sabrina Carey purchased the 10-acre property near Butte Falls two and a half years ago, the pond has been in place for 40 years — but that fact doesn’t matter to the Jackson County Watermaster’s Office.


from Indian Country Today Media Network

Genocide on the California Frontier
Scholars argue how to label the atrocities inflicted on Native Americans

A Misguided Plan to ‘Privatize’ Native Nation Lands?
Trump administration plans “to put ... [Indian] lands into private ownership”

San Carlos Apache Tribe, Environmentalists Battle Oak Flat Copper Mine Bid
The battle continues for Oak Flat against the Resolution Copper mining company, whose plans could heavily damage the sacred site


from LifeZette (& PoliZette)

Seven Most Discrediting Media Screw-Ups of 2016
Notable mistakes from a year of astounding mainstream press bias and incompetence

GWU Ditches U.S. Requirement for History Majors
History majors at George Washington University are no longer required to take classes in U.S. history in new policy the university alleges will help students keep pace with a “globalizing world.”


from The Living Church



from Mises Institute
[Information from this site may not be reliable.]

Change May be Coming to the National Labor Relations Board
Donald Trump has some troubles with labor unions. Fortunately for him, the NLRB may soon look very different. Billionaire Phil Ruffin has been quoted as saying, “I like to negotiate.” President-elect Trump reminds us often of what a great negotiator he is. Except not right now, and not with the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226.

Mises on the Myth of Marx
Every once in a while, even The Economist gets it right. In a review of an intellectual biography of Marx (Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion), published this past fall, they argue that “the myth is more impressive than the reality”. Echoing, in fact, several arguments from the book—written, surprisingly enough, by a scholar with Marxist leanings—, they point out how out of step Marx was with the theoretical developments of 19th century economics, and how dense and often nonsensical his writings were.

Trump Might Be the End of the Bush-Obama Consensus
The cartelized economy foisted on us since 9/11 has been a disaster for businesses and taxpayers. Will Trump return us to "normalcy"? Say what you want about the Obama economy, but one aspect of it must be stated up front:  It was the “Happy Time” of crony capitalism. I know this statement departs from the glowing narrative being promoted by mainstream sources, but facts are facts. Maybe Obama’s was left-cronyism, whereas Bush pushed a right one, but no matter. Crony capitalism has done well since 2009.


from RZIM (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries)

A Post-Truth Society? Responses from Ravi Zacharias, Abdu Murray, and Vince Vitale
With the “post-truth” buzz in recent weeks, RZIM took this opportunity to speak into the cultural conversation and offer insights on navigating our changing society with uncompromising truth and unconditional love.


from Slate
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from The Spokesman-Review


from Sputnik
(Russian government-supported propaganda channel)

US-Led Coalition Bracing for Bombing Raids Against Daesh in Syria's Raqqa
UK Air Force as part of US-led coalition aims to boost efforts in fighting Daesh terrorists in Syria by intensifying bombing raids against the Syrian city of Raqqa, the "heart" of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.


from WND (World Net Daily)
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Backfire: Obama's Israel slap could prompt U.S. to leave U.N.
“Never let a crisis go to waste,” President Obama’s first chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel once famously advised Democrats. Republicans look increasingly determined to now use that advice against Obama. The president’s refusal to veto a United Nations resolution condemning Israeli settlements is now causing such a backlash, the move could stunningly backfire on the outgoing commander in chief.


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