A View From the Nest Weekend Edition 3/22/2015


 

 

 

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Economist: The American Fiscal House Is Ready to Fall

Some pretty dire testimony before Congress was reported by CNS News: ” Economist Tells Congress: U.S. May Be in ‘Worse Fiscal Shape’ Than Greece.” The U.S. has a $210 trillion “fiscal gap” and “may well be in worse fiscal shape than any developed country, including Greece,” Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff told members of the Senate Budget Committee in written and oral testimony on Feb.


Why the 14th Amendment can’t possibly require same-sex marriage

Does the U.S. Constitution require same-sex marriage? No, the U.S. Constitution requires the Court to leave this issue to the states. If you believe otherwise, then amend the Constitution. Tweet to @Frank_Turek The Supreme Court is about to decide if the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution requires the states to redefine marriage to include same-sex relationships.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

The Embarrassing Result of School Lunch Reform – TheCollegeConservative

In all cheesy school movies, there is in the inevitable scene where some kid yells “Food Fight!” and, before anyone knows it, the entire cafeteria is filled with flying gobs of food.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Confirmed: Reality TV Model’s Accused Murderer Is An Obama DREAMer, Was Slated For Deportation

U.S. Sens. Chuck Grassley and Thom Tillis have confirmed that a 19-year-old gang member accused of murdering four people, including a former reality TV model, was granted amnesty in 2013 even though he was slated for removal because of a 2012 drug possession charge. Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez is the suspect in question.


There are FOUR fake colleges in California set up just to let immigrants stay here ILLEGALLY


Conservative Student Group Commits ‘Act of Violence’ for Defending Christian Values, Refusing to Participate in LGBT Sensitivity Training

A conservative student group at The George Washington University faces punishment, including the loss of its funding, for refusing to engage in LGBT sensitivity training on campus. The students are now being condemned and attacked on campus by those who claim they’re committing an “act of violence” for standing up for their members’ individual rights and Judeo-Christian values.

I wonder how those same LGBT community groups would respond if they faced a loss their funding if they did not attend a Christian sensitivity training course? Why is it that only those who disagree with a POLITICALLY correct position are somehow hateful but those who disagree with a long-held societal norm are not? Doesn’t the demand for the ouster or the defunding of a long-standing organization or business qualify as intolerant? After all the only reason they are being protested or targeted is because those who are targeting them disagree with their viewpoints.


6.5 Million Social Security Numbers Exist for People Over the Age of 112


The Looney Bin

Crazy but true stories

The evolution of shower dangers: from hot water to just too much

The EPA is in the news for wanting to monitor how long hotel guests spend in the shower, which one critic says is not a new idea from the federal agency. “We’ve seen this movie before,” says Bonner Cohen of the National Center for Public Policy Research.


If You Drink Coffee From Pods, You May Want to Reconsider

“I don’t have one. They’re kind of expensive to use,” John Sylvan told me frankly, of Keurig K-Cups, the single-serve brewing pods that have fundamentally changed the coffee experience in recent years. “Plus it’s not like drip coffee is tough to make.” Which would seem like a pretty banal sentiment, were Sylvan not the inventor of the K-Cup.

I get a big kick out of all these environmental loons who strain at gnats to swallow camels. Now I do not know how it is where you live but tiny plastic cups are not a HUGE problem since our landfills are being filled everyday with HUGE PLASTIC garbage bags of stuff. Every retail store in America hands out millions of plastic bags every day oh how I pine for the olden days of paper bags.

However, this non-problem was starting to take care of itself through the market since reusable K-cups were invented and being used, so much so that Keurig designed a second generation brewer that would only take K-cups to continue the use of these expensive coffee pods.


The Duck Pond

Where you find all the QUACKS

If You Wonder Why Businesses in Your State Are Struggling Next Year, You Can Blame This

You may not realize that air quality has improved dramatically over the past few decades. A careful review of the science shows that EPA’s current ozone standard of 75 ppb (parts per billion) protects public health and air pollution continues to decline with today’s more efficient and environmentally conscious manufacturing and cleaner fuels.


Court to lesbian couple: Fatherhood can’t be contractually erased

A lesbian couple in New Jersey may be forced to share parental rights with a sperm donor they used to conceive their 1-year-old son. Sheena and Tiara Yates are appealing a September court ruling that awarded visitation rights to a private sperm donor they hoped would have no relationship with their child.

Things are bound to get worse as families are becoming even more fractured as courts, and not biology, decides what constitutes a parent, or for that matter a family.

As hard as they try a man-made contract does not negate the laws of nature and of natures God. You see to reproduce you need a FATHER and a MOTHER. Two mommies can not have a baby nor can two daddies. In order for them to reproduce they need a third member of the opposite sex to procreate. The introduction of that third-party into a marriage which is supposed to be between two people opens up the door to all kinds of legal issues both now and well into the future.

Let’s see what happens when the infant child of three parents gets old enough to decide for themselves whom they consider to be their ACTUAL parents. Will biology or contracts rule the day?


In a companion piece there is this:

Regulating the ‘marketplace of children’


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

Sin Killed the American Dream

The American Dream used to include thoughts of retirement, where one could live off the fruits of a lifetime of toil and enjoy family, friends, and maybe a bit of travel to see the world. Now, many of us have absolutely no thought of ever stopping, and will be in the workforce until no one will pay us anymore.


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Views From the Nest 2-12-2015


 

 

 

Happy Birthday, Mr. Lincoln

Lincoln’s birthday is upon us. And with a reluctant but free-spending captain at the helm of the free world’s flagship, we are reminded how sorely we miss Lincoln’s genuine strength of character, bold sense of purpose, and lifelong passion for defending American values and ideals.


Top of the Nest

How America Lost its Soul – The Moral and Intellectual Collapse of the United States

What happened in the United States that got us to this point in history? There are lots of theories and avenues to the insanity. But if there is one institution that’s done it, it’s our educational system. Most schools in the United States – from kindergarten through the graduate level, including law schools – have jettisoned any remnant of a biblical moral order.


In Pursuit of Higher Education

Outrageous! Florida Public School Bans Students from Saying “God Bless America” over the Loudspeaker!

God Bless America! Sure. It may be the single most ubiquitous phrase in politics. Every politicians from Obama to Reagan has dropped the pithy little blessing at the end of every speech since the dawn of American politics – but none of that matters once the atheists get involved.


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Bobby Jindal Lays Out His Plan for Reforming America’s Education System

Governor Bobby Jindal (R-LA) is doing his level best to lay the groundwork for his 2016 Presidential run. He started a couple of weeks ago by jumping right into the middle of Europe’s Islamic radicalism problems (rocking the European Political Correctness Boat in the process), and this week he’s come home to move on to domestic policy, namely one of the issues that most Americans usually list as one of their top concerns – Education.


Is This a Key to Fixing America’s Public Schools?

Roosevelt High School, formerly Oregon’s most under-resourced and at-risk school, was in danger of shuttering before a pastor and his caring congregation set out on an unprecedented journey to form a long-standing relationship that not only saved the school, but also profoundly transformed the lives of its students and…


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Obama Makes Faces, Takes Selfies and Goofs Off in BuzzFeed Video

In case you thought you’d never see President Barack Obama use a selfie stick, are you ever in for a treat. He does that and more in a new BuzzFeed video, “Things Everybody Does But Doesn’t Talk About.” Among the gems from the commander in chief: sticking his tongue…


Feds Spend 14 Times More On Green Energy Per Year Than Embassy Security

Here’s a surprising figure, the federal government has spent more per year on solar power and other green energy programs in the last five years than it did on securing U.S. embassies.

Just thought you might want to know what the Obama administration prioritizes.

The only green in ‘green energy’ is your hard earned money being spent on one failed green energy project after another.


Kerry: US To Ease Sanctions on Russia If Minsk Accords Hold


GOP, Democratic Senators Introduce Bill to Lift Cuban Embargo

Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of granting relief to these dictatorships around the world our government would grant an embargo on all the regulations it places upon its own citizens.


Study: Kids of Gay Parents at Bigger Risk of ‘Emotional Problems’ Than Children of Opposite-Sex Parents


America’s Largest Christian Bookstore Chain Files for Bankruptcy

The Top 10 Government Programs Deemed ‘High Risk’ for Fraud, Abuse and Mismanagement


From the Back of the Nest

This ‘Tail’ of Loss and Unselfish Love May Be One of the Best Valentine’s Stories of All

For his entire tour of Afghanistan and before, ‘Spike’ the black lab was Marine Jared Heine’s brother, his bud and his savior. While deployed to Helmand Province, Spike sniffed out bombs and kept Jared and his buddies safe. Heine told CBS News the relationship was close: “He did a great job at it.


The Looney Bin

Citywide Nude Bike Ride Prompts Montana Lawmaker to Propose a Ban On These ‘Obscene’ Clothing Items

Pretty much anyone can tell you that yoga pants have grown in popularity for women in recent years. Sales of yoga apparel, including yoga pants, increased by 45% in 2013. But(t) one state representative in Montana wants to outlaw them. Why? Because he thinks they’re obscene. According to the Billings Gazette, State Rep.

With all the really important issues facing America this one Montana State Rep felt Yoga pants was a high priority item that needed to be addressed by legislation. It is important to note that the council tabled the motion.

I wonder who issued the permit for the NAKED BIKE RIDE?


College Students Refuse Meatless Monday Propaganda
Those promoting Meatless Monday campaign were championing the war on man-made climate change

The fundamental lie that is used to make Meatless Monday seem like a good idea is anthropogenic global warming. I don’t know if the college students who pushed back hard against the Meatless Monday campaign are outright skeptics about man-made climate change, or if they simply refuse to believe meatlessness is an essential part of dealing with that claim.


The Last Word

“I wish you would bear with me in a little foolishness. Do bear with me! For I feel a divine jealousy for you. … I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool. … For you gladly bear with fools, being wise yourselves! For you bear it if someone makes slaves of you, or devours you, or takes advantage of you, or puts on airs, or strikes you in the face. To my shame, I must say, we were too weak for that! …” (2 Corinthians 11:1–2, 16, 19–21, ESV).

Preferring those who hate us

There is a Ph.D. dissertation in it for whoever can figure out why we always prefer those who hate us. The spectacle of a few weeks ago of students at the University of California, Davis, heckling their Jewish peers and shouting “Allahu Akbar” would be merely funny if it were not tragic.


 

 

 

Hundreds nabbed for food stamp fraud in just one county


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An investigation launched from suspicion that Butler County’s skyrocketing food assistance dollars may be attributed in part to fraud, abuse and misuse has resulted in the arrest of hundreds and a taxpayer savings of $5.2 million since July 2012.

About $6.6 million is distributed monthly in Butler County via the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

In the past 18 months, $5.25 million has been saved by catching intentional program violators, according to the Butler County Sheriff\’s Office.

This is only from 1 county in 1 state. Can you imagine the waste, fraud and abuse being perpetrated across all counties in all states? And yet we are assured by Nancy Pelosi that there is absolutely nothing that can be cut from the federal budget. Really?

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