Military Chaplains Face Uphill Battle Against The Perpetually Offended…

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When the fecal matter hits the fan and the pucker factor sets in, there are no atheists in foxholes.

Via Stars and Stripes:

Military chaplains face new challenges as their traditional role changes to those they minister.

From ancient Israelites to the Roman Empire and through the Middle Ages to the present, priests, ministers and chaplains have marched with soldiers in their life-and-death struggles.

Now, tensions are rising as some military chaplains struggle with the social changes ahead following the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” in 2010 and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s recent notification to the services to make way for transgender troops.

Ron Crews, a retired Army colonel and chaplain, said he never experienced serious restrictions on his ability to minister to soldiers during 28 years as an active duty and reserve chaplain, a career that ended in 2008. “I will say that the climate has changed,” he said.

Crews now serves as a pastor for about 25 active-duty chaplains.

“There has been a growing concern about chaplains being able to continue to minister what I would call ‘the full counsel of God’ in their ministries,” he said.

For 240 years, since the U.S. Army’s founding in June 1775, chaplains have been welcome in the military. Generals from George Washington and Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson to George C. Marshall considered chaplains indispensable to a unit’s emotional and spiritual well-being.

In recent years, Washington has issued wave after wave of new regulations, some of which conflict with many chaplains’ long-held religious beliefs.

Any chaplain serving in the U.S. military is required to be endorsed by a religion or denomination recognized by the Department of Defense.

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Black Lives Matter Leader: We Weren’t Speaking Of Killing Cops By Chanting ‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ’em Like Bacon’

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In a pig’s eye you weren’t. Not to mention that his ’28 hours’ statistic is false.

Via Breitbart:

Monday on CNN’s “Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin,” Black Lives Matter Minnesota organizer Rashad Turner said protesters chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon” Saturday at the gates of the Minnesota State Fair were “not speaking of killing a police officer.”

Turner said, “I mean It’s an example of—even with this case down in Houston, when people of color, black people are accused of killing a police officer, you don’t see that man down there getting bail. But what we see on the flip side of that is when a police officer kills an unarmed black male, that the system still works in their favor that they are able to get bail. So when we say fry them, we’re not speaking of killing a police officer…we’re saying, treat the police the same as you’re going to treat a civilian who commits murder against a police officer.”

“The uproar over this rhetoric does not match the uproar that we see when a black person is killed every 28 hours by police. I mean in Saint Paul, the Minnesota we have the deadliest police department in our state. Why do we want to get hung up on rhetoric rather than addressing the facts? We need police reform. Otherwise the climate in this country is going to continue to be an us versus them climate. And that helps no one. We all suffer.” he added.

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And they didn’t chant in December, ‘what do want, shoot back, what do we want, dead cops, when do we want it, now”?

And here’s Bassem Masri, in Ferguson, chanting the same chant:

Does it have any affect? You could ask Ismaiiyl Brinsley, Black Lives Matter protester, but he’s dead after killing two NYC cops in December, saying he was ‘putting pigs in a blanket’:
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Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation, And The Servers Were NOT At Clinton Home

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Of course they weren’t.

Via Breitbart:

Hillary Clinton’s private email server was housed at the same physical location and on the same network as an email server used and operated by the Clinton Foundation, Breitbart News has exclusively learned.

Records reveal that Hillary Clinton’s private clintonemail.com server shared an IP address with her husband Bill Clinton’s email server, presidentclinton.com, and both servers were housed in New York City, not in the basement of the Clintons’ Chappaqua, New York home.

Web archives show that the Presidentclinton.com Web address was being operated by the Clinton Foundation as of 2009, when Hillary Clinton registered her own clintonemail.com server.

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Armed Black Panthers To Texas Cops: ‘We Will Creep Up On You In The Darkness’

This is two weeks before Shannon Miles allegedly ‘creeped up’ and killed Deputy Darren Goforth.

Via Breitbart:

Not part of a chant, the march leader, wearing the rank of colonel, shouted directly to Harris County mounted deputies through a megaphone. “You think we’re not pissed off a bunch about y’all killing our sisters? You think it’s okay? [We’re] the wrong n***ers to mess with. You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.”

The rally, also covered by Breitbart Texas, took place at the Waller County Jail where inmate Sandra Bland took her own life by hanging herself with a trash bag after her arrest following a traffic stop in the town of Prairie View. She was accused of an illegal lane change and assaulting a police officer. After being left in jail by her family for three days, Bland hung herself.

In the video below, Breitbart Texas recorded several other violent statements towards police. “The revolution is on… Off the pigs,” and “Oink Oink… Bang Bang!,” was the message leveled by the heavily armed Black Panthers directly at Harris County deputies who had been asked by the Waller County Sheriff to come out to help keep the peace.

Two weeks later, a black man, Shannon Miles, allegedly walked up behind Deputy Goforth and shot him in the head and back fifteen times, according to a Breitbart Texas report on Miles’ first court appearance.

The Waller County jail is located just over 30 miles from the Chevron station where Goforth was executed. The alleged killer, Shannon Miles, also attended the same university as Sandra Bland. It is possible that her arrest and subsequent suicide could have played a role in Miles’ possible motivation.

DEVELOPING: Officer Shot In Dekalb County Georgia

Via Channel 2 Action News:

DeKalb County police confirm to Channel 2 Action News that a police officer has been shot.

DeKalb Fire Rescue says the shooting happened on the 1500 block of Boulderwoods Drive off Bouldercrest Road.

We do not know the extent of the officer’s injuries.

Atlanta police confirmed they were assisting with getting a DeKalb officer to Grady Memorial Hospital.

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What’s Worse Than Even Selfies At Auschwitz?

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Just no.

Via NY Post:

Operators of the historical Auschwitz concentration camp site set up misting showers outside prison gates, angering Israeli tourists who were shocked by the insensitivity.

Nazis used showers to kill millions of Jewish prisoners during the Holocaust, so modern-day tourists were taken aback when they saw an outdoor sprinkler shower system — installed to cool down summer visitors – on the solemn grounds in Poland, according to the news Web site Ynet.

“As soon as I got off the bus I walked into the shower contraption,” said Israeli tourist Meyer Bolka. “I was in shock. It was a punch to the gut. I walked up to the reception and asked the worker there about the showers, she said it was a hot day. I told her: ‘With all due respect it reminds me of the gas chambers.’ She told me she is very sorry.”

Temperatures in the area were in the high 90s over the weekend.

Bolka said the imagery and context of Auschwitz should have been obvious to museum operators.

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Anti-Establishment Candidates Surge To Front: Ben Carson Now Tied With Donald Trump, Followed By Fiorina

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Ya think the RNC establishment gets the message yet?

WASHINGTON — A new poll in battleground Iowa has Dr. Ben Carson tied with Donald Trump in Iowa — and a majority of voters backing one of three candidates who have never held public office before.

It’s the first time in a month that Trump hasn’t had the lead all to himself in one of four early-voting states.

Trump and Carson, a neurosurgeon who came to national prominence when he blasted President Obama at a televised prayer breakfast, each get 23 percent in the new Monmouth University Survey.

Carly Fiorina, a former Hewlett-Packard exec, comes in third, with 10 percent.

All three are outsiders who are able to appeal to an angry electorate that is lashing out at more conventional officeholders.

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Obama Denies That He Called Those Who Oppose The Iran Deal ‘War Mongers’

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That’s right, he didn’t actually says ‘war mongers’, he just said we were ‘crazies’, ‘pro-war’ and siding with the hardliners of Iran. Oh, and it was just his surrogates he sent out with those words to attack Sen. Chuck Schumer, HE didn’t actually say it…

Via The Blaze:

Just hours after his top spokesman accused two Republican presidential candidates opposed to the Iran nuclear deal of being “pro-war,” President Barack Obama said Friday that neither he nor other proponents of the deal have engaged in heated rhetoric.

“Those who support the deal have tried to stay focused on what we believe are the logical conclusions and facts, the nature of the deal and what alternatives are available,” Obama said during a White House webcast where he answered questions from the Jewish community about the agreement. “At no point have I ever suggested, for example, that somebody is a warmonger, meaning they want war.”

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80 Year Old Woman Trampled To Death In Venezuelan, 75 Injured During Supermarket Stampede For Food…

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It is worse on toilet paper Thursday.

Via The Telegraph:

An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday.

The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles.

The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said Maria Aguirre died and another 75 people were injured – including five security officials – in chaotic scenes when National Guard troops sought to control a 5,000-strong crowd with teargas.

“Due to the shortage of food … the desperation is enormous,” local opposition politician Andres Camejo said, according to the coalition’s website. It published a photo of an elderly woman’s body lying inert on a concrete floor.

Camejo said thieves had also attacked the crowd, members of which were seeking to buy cheap food on offer at an outlet of the state’s Mercal supermarket chain in Barinas state.

There was no confirmation of the incident by authorities.

El Universal newspaper reported that Aguirre was knocked to the ground during jostling in the crowd, while the pro-opposition El Nacional said she was crushed in a stampede.

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Black Lives Matter Racial Divider DeRay McKesson Says He’s ‘Spoken To The RNC’

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The DNC, stupid that they are, has already passed a resolution pandering to this group, despite the very public harassment by the group of two of their candidates, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley, not to mention the dangerous rhetoric and actions they encourage. Black Lives Matter, the gracious people they are, rejected the resolution, saying essentially it means nothing to them.

The DNC apparently has no problem with cop-hating lawlessness. Hopefully, the RNC does.

Los Angeles ‘Life Coach’: Texas Cop Killing ‘Is What Justice Looks Like’

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California crazy train, this woman actually asks people to pay her money for advice.

Via PJ Media:

While most people have reacted in horror and heartache to the execution-style murder of Deputy Darren H. Goforth Friday night, there have been a few slimeballs on Twitter and elsewhere who have actually applauded the killing.

One of the worst tweets I’ve seen is also the most sickening because it wasn’t vomited out by a notorious hatemonger like Louis Farrakhan or #FukYoFlag organizer “Sunshine” (who hosts a radio talk show in Texas where she and her callers, encourage listeners to kill white people and cops to send a message about the killing of black people in America),

No, this hate tweet was posted by a “life coach” from Los Angeles who goes by the name Jaxi West. Jaxi doesn’t want to be mean, but you know what? This cop kinda had it coming, y’all.

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Fox And Friends Host: Why Hasn’t #BlackLivesMatter Been Classified As A Hate Group?

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Because such designations are often in the hands of leftists who have common cause with the hatreds of the BLM?

Via Mediaite:

Fox & Friends host Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked a guest Monday morning why the #BlackLivesMatter protest movement has not yet been classified as a hate group.

Fox invited conservative African-American commentator Kevin Jackson on the show to discuss the group of #BlackLivesMatter protesters who disrupted the Minnesota state fair while chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” and the unprovoked murder of Texas deputy Darren Goforth at the hands of a black man. Jackson called the movement “nonsense” and warned that it would backfire.

“Kevin, why has the #BlackLivesMatter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?” Hasselbeck asked. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

“Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists,” he responded. “Ironically it’s people who have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives. People like George Soros…”

Anti-Gun Stupidity – Honolulu Police Chief Melts Down $576,000 Worth Of Police Firearms

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How stupid do you have to be?

Via Fox News:

Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the “height of anti-gun stupidity.”

Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried them, or donate them to another department, Honolulu opted to destroy them.

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Rick Perry’s Campaign To Have Only One Paid Staffer

No one seems to care Hillary pays women less than men.

Via USA Today:

Presidential candidate Rick Perry now has just one paid staffer left on his Iowa team but plans to continue seeking Iowans’ votes for the GOP caucuses, aides told The Des Moines Register on Monday morning.

“We are continuing our Iowa campaign, with several September dates planned and other dates under consideration,” said Perry’s Iowa strategist Bob Haus, who remains on board as an unpaid advisory role, as he did for the former Texas governor in the 2012 election cycle.

It was reported in mid-August that Perry, who lags at the bottom of polling in the GOP race in Iowa, was short on cash and was no longer paying campaign staffers. Predictions quickly cropped up that Perry may be the first of 17 Republican presidential candidates to exit the 2016 Iowa campaign.

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Mr De Blasio’s Neighborhood: City Wants To Force Fast-Food Kids Meals To Be Healthier

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From the city that brought you bans on soda, fat and salt.

Via NBC News:

A proposal that would force New York City’s fast food restaurants to make their kids-themed meals healthier might actually have some benefit, researchers reported Monday.

The so-called Happy Meals bill seeks to lower calories, fat and sodium in meals marketed to kids using toys and other prizes.

It’s the latest in a series of attempts in the city to get restaurant outlets to offer less-fattening options. An appeals court struck down one bill that would ban supersized sodas, but the city has managed to ban trans-fats, which raise cholesterol, and has proposed requiring warning labels on extremely salty items. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is also working to phase out trans-fats.

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Obama Drags Racism Into Iran Debate: Criticizing Jews Who Support Nuke Deal Like Saying “I’m Not Black Enough”…

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Oh boy…

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said people who attack Jews who support the Iran nuclear deal are like African-Americans who differ with him on policy and then conclude he’s “not black enough.” […]

The president added, though, that he’s “probably more offended when I hear members of my administration who themselves are Jewish being attacked. You saw this historically sometimes in the African-American community, where there’s a difference on policy and somebody starts talking about, ‘Well, you’re not black enough,’ or ‘You’re selling out.’ And that, I think, is always a dangerous place to go.”

PETA Slams Obama For Appearing On Bear Grylls “Sexist, Speciesist” Show…

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Yes, speciesist.

Via The Hill:

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is blasting President Obama’s planned appearance on “Running Wild with Bear Grylls,” calling the NBC series one of Grylls’s “demeaning,” “sexist,” and “disgusting” shows.

As part of a three-day trip to Alaska, Obama will meet with the TV survivalist “to observe the effects of climate change on the area,” according to a Monday NBC news release. The episode, scheduled to air later this year, will show the commander in chief receiving a “crash course in survival techniques” from Grylls.

PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said on Monday in a statement, “Bear Grylls’ shows are known as the bottom of the barrel in demeaning sexist, speciesist, and who knows what other ‘-ist’ TV reality shows — and that’s certainly saying something.”

Grylls’s show features the globetrotting adventurer playing host to celebrities in “the most remote and pristine locations in the U.S. and around the world for a 48-hour journey of a lifetime,” NBC says in a promotional site.

ISIS Blows Up Another Historical Temple In Palmyra..

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Caveman no like old building. Caveman blow up.

(CNN) – The iconic columns of a temple with historic significance in Palmyra, Syria, are still standing despite an explosion there Sunday, the antiquities chief in Syria, Maamoun Abdulkarim, said Monday.

He said there was an explosion Sunday inside the walls of the Temple of Bel, and while the extent of the damage is not yet known, witnesses report the walls are still standing. He called the site “the most important temple in Syria and of the most important in the whole Middle East.”

For nearly 2,000 years — back to the days when Christ walked the earth — the Temple of Bel has been the center of religious life in the Syrian city of Palmyra.

But now, at least part of the most historically significant temple in Palmyra has been destroyed by ISIS, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists in Syria for information.

UK: Would-Be Labour Party Leader Says Osama Bin Laden’s Death Was A “Tragedy”…

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Via Telegraph:

Jeremy Corbyn has come under fire for saying it was a “tragedy” that Osama bin Laden was killed by the United States rather than being put on trial.

The Labour leadership frontrunner made the remarks shortly after the 2012 special forces raid on the Al-Qaeda chief’s Pakistan compound in which he and four others were shot dead.

In an interview for Iranian television, he suggested the assassination of the September 11 attacks’ mastermind would result in deeper unrest.

It is the latest in a series of past comments and associations that the veteran left-winger has been forced to defend since emerging as the surprise favourite to succeed Ed Miliband.

In a clip from the Press TV show The Agenda, Mr Corbyn is heard complaining that there had been “no attempt whatsoever that I can see to arrest him and put him on trial, to go through that process”. He went on: “This was an assassination attempt, and is yet another tragedy, upon a tragedy, upon a tragedy.

“The World Trade Center was a tragedy, the attack on Afghanistan was a tragedy, the war in Iraq was a tragedy. Tens of thousands of people have died. Torture has come back on to the world stage, been canonised virtually into law by Guantanamo and Bagram.

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