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Frigid Friday

Hope you are keeping warm Truthseekers.  Join us LIVE at 9PM for our weekly round-up of all the news stories that captured our attention this week, including the aftermath of…

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Sons of Anarchy

The Right-wingers are collectively freaking out over Obama’s forthcoming immigration plan, which he will announce in a (selectively) televised speech tonight.  The lies and distortions from the detractors are flying…

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Followers of Christ

Hallelujah! It’s Church Night on the program tonight! Bite a chunk from the Corpus and let’s share some hemoglobin!! (My grandma always told me it was grape juice and dried…

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Glenn Beck Sick With Mysterious Neurological Illness

Glenn Beck revealed on his network The Blaze on Monday that he has been battling a series of health problems that have left doctors baffled.

The conservative media personality said the problems started when he was on Fox News and became so severe that the crew worked out hand signals to indicate when to take the camera off of him.

“We didn’t know at the time what was causing me to feel as though, out of nowhere, my hands or feet or arms and legs would feel like someone had just crushed them or set them on fire or pushed broken glass into my feet,” Beck said. “I can’t tell you how many nights my wife would sit in the light, looking at the bottom of my feet to make sure that there really wasn’t any glass in it.”

At times crying, Beck explained how he has visited various doctors who were unable to figure out what was wrong.

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Our Childish Insistence On Calling Soldiers Heroes

Put a man in uniform, preferably a white man, give him a gun, and Americans will worship him. It is a particularly childish trait, of a childlike culture, that insists on anointing all active military members and police officers as “heroes.” The rhetorical sloppiness and intellectual shallowness of affixing such a reverent label to everyone in the military or law enforcement betrays a frightening cultural streak of nationalism, chauvinism, authoritarianism and totalitarianism, but it also makes honest and serious conversations necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of a fragile democracy nearly impossible.

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Condoms Don’t Travel Through Pipelines

“TV preacher Pat Robertson on Monday advised his viewers to seek biblical investments like oil and gas because birth control doesn’t flow through pipelines. “During the ‘Bring It On’ segment of the 700 Club, a viewer told the televangelist that he needed some Christian financial advice. ‘For years I have not invested in mutual funds for fear of investing in a company that profits from unbiblical means, such as the company who makes the abortion pill,’ the viewer named John wrote. ‘Are there ‘safe’ investments I can invest in with little start-up money?’ “Robertson said that he had been recommending master limited partnerships (MLPs), which are tax-exempt companies that own infrastructure like pipelines necessary for the oil and gas industry. ‘And they are not flowing condoms through pipelines,’ Robertson opined. ‘So, don’t worry about the fact they’re giving abortion pills. They’re putting out oil and gas through pipelines.'”

Ah Pat. Keep ‘em coming. you’re living proof of pseudo-Christian insanity. How, exactly, are oil and gas biblical? The only oil I remember being mentioned in the good book was either burned in a lamp or used to anoint somebody. Biblical gasoline? Did God create Exxon when He divided the heavens from the earth?

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Quarantine Time Has Arrived

33-year-old nurse Kaci Hickox would have been hailed for her volunteer work with Ebola patients in West Africa and given a warm welcome upon her return to the United States.

These aren’t ordinary times, however. Hickox was hustled into an isolation tent in a Newark Hospital and held against her will under a 21-day quarantine policy enacted by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Hickox, who angrily criticized her treatment from the confines of her spartan tent and hired a lawyer to defend her civil rights, was ultimately found to be symptom-free and was released to home quarantine in Maine — although her threat to end even that phase of monitoring signals a potential showdown with authorities.

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