Nebraska Gov Vetos Death Penalty Bill, Steps Into Override Battle

7830573_G Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts vetoed a bill Tuesday that would abolish the death penalty in the state; however, a vote to override Ricketts' veto could happen as early as tomorrow. The legislature has five days to override the veto and would need 30 votes. The bill passed 32-15 on final reading, so unless three legislators change their mind, the […]

Appreciating America vs. Worshiping America

Idolatry Following Memorial Day, we must remember to keep the things we hold dear in their place, lest they become the things we hold dearest. Our families. Our friends. Our traditions. Our things. Even (and perhaps especially) our country. (See: The America Idol: How "Christians" Worship and Enable the Anti-Christ State.) If they are to inspire true joy, peace and God-glorifying life, they […]

Is The 505 Trillion Dollar Interest Rate Derivatives Bubble In Imminent Jeopardy?

Bubble-In-Hands-Public-Domain All over the planet, large banks are massively overexposed to derivatives contracts. Interest rate derivatives account for the biggest chunk of these derivatives contracts. According to the Bank for International Settlements, the notional value of all interest rate derivatives contracts outstanding around the globe is a staggering 505 trillion dollars. Considering the fact that the […]

What Ever Happened to John Kerry?

kerry_soccer John Kerry returns from his latest Russian visit bearing two baskets of potatoes and a t-shirt. The t-shirt, given to him by Foreign Minister Lavrov, might as well say, "I wasted my time in Russia and all I got was this shirt." It's a diplomatic success only in relation to Kerry's previous humiliations such as […]

Barack Hussein Obama Has Been Supporting the Creation of an Islamic State, Even before There Was ISIS

staff_obama_islam_500x279 DECLASSIFIED 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency document reveals: West will facilitate rise of Islamic State "in order to isolate the Syrian regime."   Levant Report: On Monday, May 18, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch published a selection of formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and State Department through a federal lawsuit. While initial mainstream media reporting is focused […]

Decoration Day 2015

Memorial-Day-2015-Photos-Images-HD-Instagram2 "Naturally, the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the […]

Senate Blocks Patriot Act Extension!

07-rand-paul-floor.w750.h560.2x The Senate blocked reauthorization of the Patriot Act early Saturday, and left for Memorial Day recess without a clear plan to reauthorize the bill before it expires May 31. Senators rejected both a two-month extension of the bill the National Security Agency uses to justify its bulk collection of phone data, and a reform bill that would […]