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OBAMA FUNDED BIOFUELS BACKFIRE:

WASHINGTON -- Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help combat climate change.

A $500,000 study paid for by the federal government and released Sunday in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Climate Change concludes that biofuels made with corn residue release 7 percent more greenhouse gases in the early years compared with conventional gasoline.

OLD FOLKS MOVING IN WITH EVEN OLDER ONES:

At a time when the still sluggish economy has sent a flood of jobless young adults back home, older people are quietly moving in with their parents at twice the rate of their younger counterparts.

For seven years through 2012, the number of Californians aged 50 to 64 who live in their parents' homes swelled 67.6% to about 194,000, according to the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and the Insight Center for Community Economic Development.

The jump is almost exclusively the result of financial hardship caused by the recession rather than for other reasons, such as the need to care for aging parents, said Steven P. Wallace, a UCLA professor of public health who crunched the data.

PLAYSTATION BUYER, SAVES LIVES:

A mother and her 6-year-old child were killed by a fire nearby, and the story had a real impact on Hector Montoya. So he took the $300 he had saved and spent the money on smoke detectors.

"Saving a life is more important," Montoya said.

With the help of the Grand Prarie Fire Department, he installed more than 100 smoke detectors, mostly in the homes of elderly residents and people who reminded him of the tragedy he saw on the news.

Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins

Why Homosexuality Is Not Like Other Sins

Homosexuality is not the only sin mentioned in 1 Corinthians 6:9–10.

Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

It’s not the only sin mentioned, but it is different from all the rest, at least right now. At this moment in history, contrary to the other sins listed here, homosexuality is celebrated by our larger society with pioneering excitement. It’s seen as a good thing, as the new hallmark of progress.

To be sure, the masses increasingly make no bones about sin in general. Innumerable people are idolaters, not to mention those who are sexually immoral, or who commit adultery, or who steal and are greedy and get wasted and revile neighbors and swindle others. It happens all the time. And each of these unrepentant sins are the same in the sense of God’s judgment. They all deserve his wrath. And we’re constantly reminded that “such were some of you” (1 Corinthians 6:11).

  Read full story on desiringgod.org

News That Makes You Think… 04.22.2014

WHITE HOUSE SOLICITED FINANCIAL BACKING FOR OBAMACARE

(Fox News) -- The White House allegedly was involved in seeking financial support for a pro-ObamaCare group, according to a new report issued in response to Republican concerns about the administration's fundraising efforts.

Until now, outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was the only official known to have solicited financial support for Enroll America, a nonprofit that promoted enrollment for the Affordable Care Act. But a Government Accountability Office report released Monday detailed not only the secretary's involvement but that of a White House adviser.

STOP DRESSING TACKY FOR CHURCH

(CNN) -- If the Rev. John DeBonville could preach a sermon to lift the souls of churchgoers across America, his message would be simple:

Stop dressing so tacky for church.

DeBonville has heard about the “come as you are” approach to dressing down for Sunday service, but he says the Sabbath is getting too sloppy.

When he scans the pews of churches, DeBonville sees rows of people dressed in their Sunday worst. They saunter into church in baggy shorts, flip-flop sandals, tennis shoes and grubby T-shirts. Some even slide into the pews carrying coffee in plastic foam containers as if they’re going to Starbucks.

VEGE ICE CREAM

Haagen-Dazs has announced the release of two new ice cream flavors in Japan. But instead of featuring candy bars, creamy caramel or even salty snacks, the U.S.-based brand wants you to eat your vegetables.

The new "Spoon Vege" flavors are tomato cherry and carrot orange. According to a news release, the tomato cherry flavor contains cherry juice and tomato paste. The carrot orange flavor has concentrated carrot juice, concentrated orange juice, orange pulp and orange peel.

Obama Plans Pardons For ‘Hundreds, Perhaps Thousands’ of Drug Convicts

President Obama plans to grant clemency to "hundreds, perhaps thousands" of people convicted of drug crimes, a new report says.

Obama "wants to use his previously dormant pardon power as part of a larger strategy to restore fairness to the criminal-justice system," Yahoo! News reported on Monday.

A senior administration official tells Yahoo News the president could grant clemency to 'hundreds, perhaps thousands' of people locked up for nonviolent drug crimes by the time he leaves office -- a stunning number that hasn't been seen since Gerald Ford extended amnesty to Vietnam draft dodgers in the 1970s.

The scope of the new clemency initiative is so large that administration officials are preparing a series of personnel and process changes to help them manage the influx of petitions they expect Obama to approve. Among the changes is reforming the recently censured office within the Justice Department responsible for processing pardon petitions. Yahoo News has learned that the pardon attorney, Ronald Rodgers, who was criticized in a 2012 Internal watchdog report for mishandling a high-profile clemency petition, is likely to step down as part of that overhaul. Additional procedures for handling large numbers of clemency petitions could be announced as soon as this week, a senior administration official said, though it could take longer.

Read full story on truthrevolt.com

What the ‘Day of Silence’ is Costing American Youth

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Where are the hearts of the fathers as children are deceived? “This is a test. This is only a test. Had this been a real child-endangering emergency, where children are taught to hate Christians, embrace sodomy and praise sexual anarchy, you would be alerted through the Emergency Broadcast System for Responsible Parents. Then you could act to save your kids!”

And of course, America’s conservative parents would do that…wouldn’t they?

Well, these atrocities are already happening, perhaps indeed as a test from our Creator, and it looks like a grade of “F” looms as a strong possibility. What’s it going to take for the grown-ups in our nation to draw a line in the sand about child corruption?

Read more at barbwire.com

News That Will Make You Think…

SOUTH KOREA'S PRESIDENT: UNFORGIVEABLE!

South Korea's president described the actions of a sunken ferry's crew as "unforgivable" and "murderous" Monday as a prosecutor said that four more crew members had been detained on charges that they had allegedly failed to protect the stricken vessel's passengers.

South Korean President Park Geun-hye made the comments Monday at a Cabinet briefing, saying that the captain and crew "told the passengers to stay put but they themselves became the first to escape, after deserting the passengers." Park added that "legally and ethically, this is an unimaginable act."

Senior prosecutor Ahn Sang-don told reporters Monday that two first mates, one second mate and a chief engineer had been accused of abandoning the ship. Ahn says prosecutors are considering whether to ask a court for a formal arrest warrant that would allow for a longer period of investigation. South Koreans can only be detained for 48 hours without a court-issued formal arrest warrant. The ferry's captain and two other crew members were previously formally arrested on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need.

PRO-LIFERS AWAIT REAX

Arizona pro-lifers are waiting to see if the latest bill signed into law will be challenged in court.

The bill signed by Governor Jan Brewer in part removes hindrances to inspections of abortion clinics. Josh Kredit is legal counsel for Center for Arizona Policy.

“In Arizona, up until this point, any time the Department of Health Services felt there was reasonable cause to believe something was going on or there was a complaint or problem inside a health care institution, they were allowed to go unannounced and inspect that clinic,” he tells OneNewsNow. “The only exception – the only one – has been abortion clinics.”

Previously, health officials had to first obtain a warrant to inspect an abortion clinic, but now the bill holds abortion clinics to the same standards as other health facilities.

“The bill also says that if an adult tries to take a minor out of state to obtain an abortion and avoid our parental consent laws, that's a crime,” he explains. “And we also are requiring that any time a child is born after a botched abortion it has to be reported and all efforts to save that child's life have to be reported as well.”

The question is whether Planned Parenthood will appeal the law because the organization billed the legislation as an effort to harass women, in spite of the fact that its Glendale abortion facility failed an inspection last February.

MISS AMERICA TO PROM?

A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.

Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

The senior at Central York High School stood up and popped the prom question, then walked to the stage with a plastic flower. Davuluri just laughed and the students cheered.

... asked her if I could get a selfie with her. And she was like maybe later, and I never got the selfie.<,p> - Patrick Farves

"She just kind of laughed and I gave her the little flower I got," Farves told Fox43.com.

"And I went up and I gave her the flower and asked her if I could get a selfie with her. And she was like maybe later, and I never got the selfie," Farves said.

School officials heard about Farves' plan in advance and warned him not to do it. He has apologized for disrupting the event.

The school says students are disciplined for breaking rules and this incident is no different. The district told Fox43.com that is is not a practice to discipline a student for asking someone to a dance, but administrators work to "ensure rules are followed without our schools."

See How Much Money Obama Gave to His Local Church in 2013

President Barack Obama has spoken numerous times in the past about the importance of being his “brother’s keeper,” so exactly how much did the commander in chief donate to charity this year?

According to his and the first lady’s tax returns released by the White House, the Obamas gave 12.3 percent of their gross income to 32 different organizations in 2013, totaling $59,251.00.

Of this overall charitable giving, the Obamas donated $1,500 to St. John’s Church, an Episcopalian church close to the White House.

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City utility drops ‘Duck Dynasty’ contest over LGBT fears

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Tolerance and diversity does not include men who wear camouflage or beards, according to Michigan’s largest municipally-owned utility.

The Lansing Board of Water & Light has decided to cancel an upcoming "Duck Dynasty" look-alike contest off because the contest might offend people, a spokesman for the utility told me.

“The decision was made in light of controversial remarks by a Duck Dynasty cast member against the LGBT community,” the public utility said in a statement. “The BWL is committed to diversity and respect community differences, and we regret if the contest offended anyone.”

 

Read more on foxnews.com

Michael Bloomberg’s Actions Guarantee Him ‘Spot In Heaven’

With his new pledge of $50 million dollars to fight the pro-gun lobby, Michael Bloomberg thinks that his war on guns is guaranteeing him a place in heaven.

Sitting down in an interview with Jeremy Peters of the New York Times and just shy of his 50th college reunion, the 72-year-old former mayor of New York said that his “mortality [was] beginning to dawn on him.”  Talking about his war on guns and obesity, Bloomberg said:

 

“I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Read more on truthrevolt.org

Male Teacher Will Return From Spring Break as a ‘Woman’

Gary Sconce to return as Karen Adell Scot

OAKHURST, CA, — Gary Sconce, a 56-year-old male teacher at Yosemite High School in California, will return to school as “she” after spring break. He has rejected every facet of his male identity over the last year and told NBC News, “I will not return as my male persona ever again.”Instead, he would now like to be known to students and faculty as Karen Adell Scot and referred to as “she.”

The New York Daily News reports that Sconce wrote, “I covered the female inside with hyper-masculine behavior, trying to provide I was not the woman inside I actually was.”

Sconce has been a science and multi-media teacher at Yosemite for 24 years and is a husband, father and grandfather. Since he “came out,” his wife of 35 years has filed for divorce and his 31-year-old daughter has ended her relationship with him.

Read more at barbwire.com

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