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You Won't Believe This Near Foolproof Method for Ending Mass School Shootings
We need to take a good hard look at how we've denigrated the role of fathers in our culture. At every turn it seems we relish in the chance to elevate women while silencing men. They are not welcome in our discussions about reproduction (even though there is no such thing without men), in economic or societal values in general.
From "RedState"

Church Holds Renaming Ceremony for Transgender Pastor
The Bishop anointed the transgender pastor with water from the baptismal fountain during the ceremony. A public statement on the church's website reads, "Today, we are creating a sacred space that allows our pastor to live more fully into who God is calling him [her] to be. We take a bold step in witnessing to the inclusiveness of God's love for those within our church and society. Bless Peter with grace as he [she] takes this new name!".
From "Prophecy News Watch"

New York's Waldorf Astoria Is Now Controlled by the Chinese Government
One of the symbols of New York luxury is now in the hands of Beijing. The Chinese government has taken control of Anbang Insurance Group, a Beijing-based conglomerate that has aggressively acquired overseas companies and properties including the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The move highlights the complexities the US faces as more and more Chinese companies—often with opaque ownership structures—attempt to purchase stateside companies.
From "Quartz"

Turkey, Iran Threaten to Overwhelm West With Refugees
As reported by Abdullah Bozkurt, president of the Stockholm Center for Freedom and author of Turkey Interrupted, the Turkish Interior Minister has threatened to escalate the refugee crisis to the point where German Chancellor Angela Merkel is forced out of power. In other words, the Islamist government of Turkey — a NATO "ally" — is claiming it holds the fate of Germany's elected politicians in its hands.
From "Clarion Project"


More People Should Get Pills to Beat Depression
They criticised "ideological" resistance to antidepressants fuelled by a misguided belief that illness linked to social problems should not be treated with pills. They said that doctors should switch from the least effective antidepressants, including Prozac and citalopram, two of the most commonly prescribed in Britain, towards the best performing ones, which are up to twice as good as a placebo.
From "The Times"


Little Barbies: Trafficking of Young Girls Is America's Dirty Little Secret
It is estimated that at least 100,000 children—girls and boys—are bought and sold for sex in the U.S. every year, with as many as 300,000 children in danger of being trafficked each year. Some of these children are forcefully abducted, others are runaways, and still others are sold into the system by relatives and acquaintances.
From "The Rutherford Institute"


Pope Francis Wowed the World But, Five Years On, Is in Troubled Waters
"The fact that people who are not interested in religion are interested in him is a reminder of the lack of global leaders. Who else is not retreating into nationalism or isolationism? Who else is reminding us of the big ethical issues?"
From "The Guardian"

Want to Live Forever? You Just Have to Make It to 2050
"IF YOU'RE under 40 reading this article, you're probably not going to die unless you get a nasty disease." Those are the words of esteemed futurologist Dr Ian Pearson, who believes humans are very close to achieving "immortality" — the ability to never die, reports The Sun. Humans have been trying to find a way to dodge death for years.
From ""

Goldman Sachs Sees Red Ink Everywhere, Warns Us Spending Could Push up Rates and Debt Levels
Goldman Sachs sees a tidal wave of red ink — and it may drag the U.S. economy into its undertow. Federal deficit spending is headed toward "uncharted territory," the firm said on Sunday, suggesting that the Trump administration and Congressional Republicans may not be able to count on the economic boost of tax reform for very longer.
From "CNBC"

Fake Videos Are on the Rise. as They Become More Realistic, Seeing Shouldn't Always Be Believing
The danger there is not just believing hoaxes, but also dismissing what's real. "If anything can be real, nothing is real," said a Reddit user in a manifesto defending the Deep Fakes forum, which has since been banned for producing porn without consent from the people whose faces were used. The consequences could be devastating for the notion of evidentiary video, long considered the paradigm of proof given the sophistication required to manipulate it.
From "The Los Angeles Times"

'No Cash' Signs Everywhere Has Sweden Worried It's Gone Too Far
Sweden is widely regarded as the most cashless society on the planet. Most of the country's bank branches have stopped handling cash; many shops, museums and restaurants now only accept plastic or mobile payments. But there's a downside, since many people, in particular the elderly, don't have access to the digital society.
From "Bloomberg"


Who Buys a Trafficked Child? Otherwise Ordinary Men
This project began with a question: Who buys a 15-year-old child for sex? The answer: Many otherwise ordinary men. They could be your co-worker, doctor, pastor or spouse. "They're in all walks of life," a 17-year-old survivor from the Midwest, trafficked when she was 15, said about the more than 150 men who purchased her in a month.
From "USA Today"

Transgender Woman Breast-Feeds Baby After Hospital Induces Lactation
Some hailed the case study, published in January, as a "breakthrough" for transgender families; others called it "dangerous" and "disturbing." But if confirmed in wider studies, the regimen could represent a next major stage in transgender parenthood.
From "The New York Times"


Solving the School-Shooting Crisis

Richard Ritenbaugh reflects on the horrendous school shooting in Florida, perpetrated by a deranged student, Nicholas Cruz, who had just been transferred to an institution for students with behavioral issues. The police had been called to his house 32 times; the FBI had received timely warnings about him but failed to follow through. There appears to be four reasons for gun violence. 1.) There are too many guns in the hands of citizens, with inadequate or poorly-enforced restrictions. 2.) Many of these mass murderers are ignescent, suffering from the unpredictable, mind-altering effects of psycho-tropic drugs. 3.) The mentally ill individuals are running amuck, while few Americans want to trust an appointed government bureaucrat to determine who is insane. 4.) Society, through television, movies, video games, etc. has glorified violence, making life appear as cheap, numbing especially the young to the pain which attends violence. Resolving these problems is not possible unless policy-makers factor in the deceptiveness of human carnality. The solution is character reform, not political reform.
From "Richard T. Ritenbaugh"


Tax Amazon, Facebook and Apple More for Uk Universal Pay - Study
Britain could raise new taxes on Amazon, Facebook and Apple to give every citizen under the age of 55 as much as £10,000 in a form of universal basic income (UBI), according to a study, helping to counter the growing risk of job losses from automation and artificial intelligence.
From "The Guardian"

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