A View from the Nest 2-23-2015


 

 

 

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New woes for HealthCare.gov: Wrong tax info sent out

WASHINGTON (AP) – In a new setback for the health care law and the people it’s supposed to help, the government said Friday it made a tax-reporting error that’s fouling up the filings of nearly a million Americans.


Atheist group threatens suit over ‘angels’ on memorial to beloved teacher

A West Virginia middle school took down the crosses from a memorial to a beloved teacher, but is standing firm on the angels etched into the stone, despite an atheist group’s threat to sue on constitutional grounds. Joann Christy’s 26-year career educating children at Ravenswood Middle School came to a tragic end in 2004, when she died in a car accident.


From the Cuckoo’s Nest

What where they thinking?

Sex Conference ‘Educates’ Students on Cyber Sex…And It’s Sponsored By Oregon Education Department

Sex-Ed has come a long way. Condoms on bananas have gone by the wayside – in favor of ‘educating’ students and teachers at a Oregon annual conference on how to engage in kinky cyber sex and using meth.


Tail Feathers

Other news and views from across the cyberscape

Remember What Coretta Scott King Thought About Amnesty, by Ian Smith, National Review

Black political leaders have abandoned their constituents on immigration. In another year of chronically high unemployment among America’s black communities, it’s important we remember the tireless work of the late civil-rights champion and former congresswoman Barbara Jordan. Ms. Jordan was picked by President Clinton to lead the bipartisan U.S.


WORLD | Weaning ourselves off mother’s milk | Andrée Seu Peterson | Feb. 20, 2015

At Saturday morning coffee with the girls I realized why our country is not going to defeat ISIS. There is something about much of American Christianity’s present form (not the Bible but Christianity) that is not forceful enough to take it on. After the topic of weather is exhausted, someone in the klatch timidly brought up current events.


Christian Florist Found Guilty of Discrimination for Declining ‘Gay Wedding’ Refuses Settlement

KENNEWICK, Wash. — A Christian florist from Washington who is in jeopardy of losing her business, home and life savings after a judge found her guilty of discrimination this week for declining to fulfill an order for a same-sex ceremony has rejected an offer to settle the matter if she promises to service homosexual “weddings” in…


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Crazy but true stories

Homeschool Children Seized By Authorities to Remain in State Custody for at Least Another Month

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — Seven homeschoolers in Arkansas who were seized by the Garland County Sheriff’s Department last month will remain in state custody for at least another month after a hearing over the matter was pushed back until March. As previously reported, the children of Hal Stanley and his wife Michelle were removed from their Hot Springs…


Court Rules ‘God Bless America’ Not Unconstitutional

The Florida high school that told a student not to say “God bless America” during morning announcements said this week that the student did not violate the U.S. Constitution.

Really who knew? Did you ever think the day would come when being AMERICAN would be considered unconstitutional?


The Last Word

Commentary on the news from a Conservative Christian viewpoint

Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims… What’s the Difference?

Sunni and Shiite Muslims, two main sects of Islam, have been in conflict for more than a millennium. Why does such an ancient division continue to influence politics, foreign policy and even wars today? Most recently, militants from the Sunni-led Islamic State group have waged a bloody war of conquest across parts of Iraq and Syria and have spread to parts of Jordan, Egypt and Libya.


Fifty Shades of Sickness

Here’s one obvious sign that we live in a profane world. “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the “mommy-porn” book turned into a movie, complete with its whips and chains and erotic punishment, debuted to far less controversy than “The Passion of the Christ” in 2004.


 

 

A View From the Nest 2-16-2015


 

 

 

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Who Was Kayla Mueller? – Op-Eds – Arutz Sheva

A look at the writings of the ISIS victim shows her support and aid to Palestinian Arab terror groups, her acting as a human shield for them, and her active participation in anti-Israel protests. Rachel Corrie did the same.

Sadly, she was allegedly killed by the Jordanian air raid attacks according to ISIS who held her hostage, although the United States says there is no evidence to that effect. The truth of how Kayla Mueller, 26, died may never be discerned.

As I read this story telling the other side of the Kayla Mueller story I hear the famous words of Paul Harvey’s now for the rest of the story. It would appear from some sources that the ‘missional’ Kayla Mueller may have actually been more of an ICS activist and not on a mission of mercy after all.


ISIL in Libya Beheads 21 Christians

And I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus,” wrote the Apostle John in Revelation.

On Sunday, a video surfaced that showed the black-clad jihadists of the ISIL franchise in Libya, The Islamic State in Tripoli Province, beheading 21 Coptic Christians from Egypt on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, staining the waves with blood.

The jihadists made it clear: They beheaded the men because they were “people of the cross, followers of the hostile [sic] Egyptian Church” and announced their aspiration to capture Rome.

Egypt launched swift retaliation, bombing at least seven locations in Libya. Meanwhile, Barack Obama still denied the religious causes of the violence when in his White House statement he said, “We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Egyptian government and people as they grieve for their fellow citizens.

ISIL’s barbarity knows no bounds.” Not only does Obama deny the religious motivations of ISIL, he dishonors victims by denying why they were murdered. Not knowing the enemy – that’s how wars are lost.

Obama has said in the past the the Christian’s have stains in their past and he pointed to the crusades which were wars waged against Arab aggression. Historians note that these crusades proved to be rather ineffectual in their efforts to thwart the Muslim aggression. Perhaps they too underestimated the barbarity of these Muslim terrorists. These groups are bloodthirsty and their barbarism knows no bounds. These groups are not civil and they do not respect life. The view there fight as holy and right and they will stop at nothing to achieve their goal of world domination. Submit of die is the Muslim cry to all infidels.

Civil societies have a hard time dealing with such barbarism because they are constrained by human decency, a Christian moral compass, that restrains their actions and stays their hand from returning upon the heads of these barbarics the same cruelty they dish out.

The Israelites where faced with a really tough decision when God commanded them to utterly destroy the people in whose land He was giving to the Israelites as and inheritance.

16 However, you must not let any living thing survive among the cities of these people the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

17 You must completely destroy them-the Hittite, Amorite, Canaanite, Perizzite, Hivite, and Jebusite-as the Lord your God has commanded you,

18 so that they won’t teach you to do all the detestable things they do for their gods, and you sin against the Lord your God. Deut 20:16-18

God had driven these people from the land because of their DETESTABLE PRACTICES and the THINGS THEY WOULD DO FOR THEIR gods.

I can understand why it would be hard to completely whip out a people including women and children and livestock. You see these people do not hesitate to kill women and children and whip out anyone who gets in their way. I wonder if God would call these acts DETESTABLE?

Egypt is doing what America and others threatened by ISIS should be doing. Go on the offensive with a war plan whose goal is the complete elimination of these groups who are doing these detestable practices for their gods.

And that is the way I see it what say you?


Tail Feathers

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Spontaneous Order vs. Government Junkies

Most of life happens without a central planner. Yet people think we need one. Suppose you’d never seen a skating rink, and I told you that I want to lay down some ice and charge people money to strap sharp blades on their feet. They will zip around on the ice – young and old, skilled and unskilled. My only rule: Go counter-clockwise.

Our society functions much like skaters on a skating rink, each skater making instantaneous decisions and changing positions and directions as they seem best to maneuver the rink to their joy and delight. In their pursuit for happiness they would strap on their skates and enter the ice rink to go around and around weaving in and out of the other skaters and at the end of the day they would have pursued their happiness.

Central planners (government regulators) have difficulty understanding spontaneous order and they feel that they have to control every aspect of an individual’s life so that NO HARM will come to the general public. The only problem is these few elite so-called experts are incapable of controlling the zig and zag of skaters on an ice rink let alone the billions of decisions being made every minute of every day by individuals in their pursuit of happiness.


BIG NEWS: Scott Walker Didn’t Finish College

So what? Our country is being led down the tubes by college educated individuals right now. Maybe it is time to let the COMMON MAN take the reigns for a while.


Where do you get punished for defending free speech? At a university, of course

Study: Public schools not as good as parents might think

Believe in traditional marriage? We don’t want you, says Red Cross

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