Featured Headlines 12-30-2015

Featured Headlines

Wednesday, December 30

 

Bill Cosby Charged With Sexual Assault

Bill Cosby will be charged in the investigation of an alleged sexual assault more than a decade ago, two people familiar with a prosecutor’s decision said Wednesday. The two people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because Montgomery County prosecutors prior to the announcement being made. It’s the first criminal case against the 78-year-old comedian over his conduct with women, which has received new scrutiny in the past year. MORE

Christian Bakers' Bank Account Seized

Melissa Klein was checking her bank accounts just a few weeks before Christmas when her face turned ashen. The money was gone – every single penny. Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries had confiscated all the cash in Mrs. Klein’s checking account and savings account as well as a special account set aside for their church tithe. Yes, friends – the state of Oregon stole money meant for our Lord. MORE

Pregnancy Centers Save Estimated 300K Babies in 2015

A group of children a year old and younger matching the size of cities like Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Tempe, Ariz., celebrated their first Christmas in 2015 thanks to the work of local staff and volunteers at pro-life pregnancy centers, according to statistics released by Heartbeat International. MORE

Iranian Rocket Passes U.S. Carrier Harry S. Truman

The last time Iran and the U.S. engaged in naval skirmishes, it didn’t end well for Iran. Back in 1988, an Iranian mine nearly sank the missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts. The explosion resulted in Operation Praying Mantis, a coordinated attack on Iranian oil rigs and naval vessels in the Strait of Hormuz. On Saturday, the day after Christmas, the Iranians decided to conduct military training exercises in the Strait of Hormuz, firing a rocket within 1500 yards of the USS Truman. MORE

Son of Radical Cleric Believed Killed in Iraq

A son of the Syrian-born radical cleric Omar Bakri has been killed in Iraq fighting alongside ISIS, security sources said on Tuesday. A Lebanese security source confirmed that Bilal Omar Bakri, who was in his late 20s, had been killed “fighting in the ranks" of ISIS. Another of the cleric’s sons, Mohammad Omar, who was in his late 30s, reportedly died fighting for ISIS in Syria several months earlier. MORE

Obama's Gun Control Looms as New Year Dawns

The New Year dawns—and with it, President Obama’s promised executive action on guns. But at least one congressional member on Capitol Hill has taken swift action to stop the tide of executive overreach. Sen. Rand Paul has introduced legislation to keep the White House from overextending its jurisdiction and issuing executive orders that curtail the Second Amendment—a measure that comes in direct response to Obama’s vow to enact gun control by dictate shortly after the new year, and one that will likely set the stage for a White House-Congress battle of policy wits. MORE

 

Eric Weinstein, managing director of investment firm Thiel Capital and host of "The Portal" podcast, is not a conservative, but he says conservative and center-right-affiliated media are the only ones who will still allow oppositional voices.

On "The Glenn Beck Podcast" this week, Eric told Glenn that the center-left media, which "controls the official version of events for the country," once welcomed him, but that all changed about eight years ago when they started avoiding any kind of criticism by branding those who disagree with them as "alt-right, far-right, neo-Nazi, etc.," even if they are coming from the left side of the aisle. But their efforts to discredit critical opinions don't stop there. According to Eric, there is a strategy being employed to destroy our national culture and make sure Americans with opposing views do not come together.

"We're trifling with the disillusionment of our national culture. And our national culture is what animates the country. If we lose the culture, the documents will not save us," Eric said. "I have a very strongly strategic perspective, which is that you save things up for an emergency. Well, we're there now."

In the clip below, Eric explains why, after many requests over the last few years, he finally agreed to this podcast.

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Glenn Beck: Why MLK's pledge of NONVIOLENCE is the key to saving America

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Listen to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s pledge of nonviolence and really let it sink in: "Remember always that the nonviolent movement seeks justice and reconciliation — not victory."

On the radio program, Glenn Beck shared King's "ten commandments" of nonviolence and the meaning behind the powerful words you may never have noticed before.

"People will say nonviolent resistance is a method of cowards. It is not. It takes more courage to stand there when people are threatening you," Glenn said. "You're not necessarily the one who is going to win. You may lose. But you are standing up with courage for the ideas that you espouse. And the minute you engage in the kind of activity that the other side is engaging in, you discredit the movement. You discredit everything we believe in."

Take MLK's words to heart, America. We must stand with courage, nonviolently, with love for all, and strive for peace and rule of law, not "winning."

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Conservatives are between a rock and a hard place with Section 230 and Big Tech censorship. We don't want more government regulation, but have we moved beyond the ability of Section 230 reforms to rein in Big Tech's rising power?

Rachel Bovard, Conservative Partnership Institute's senior director of policy, joined the Glenn Beck radio program to give her thoughts and propose a possibly bipartisan alternative: enforcing our existing antitrust laws.

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Dan Bongino, host of The Dan Bongino Show, is an investor in Parler — the social media platform that actually believes in free speech. Parler was attacked by Big Tech — namely Amazon, Apple, and Google — earlier this week, but Bongino says the company isn't giving up without a fight. In fact, he says, he's willing to go bankrupt over this one.

Dan joined Glenn Beck on the radio program to detail what he calls a "smear" campaign behind the scenes, and how he believes we can move forward from Big Tech's control.

"You have no idea how bad this was behind the scenes," Dan told Glenn. "I know you're probably thinking ... well, how much worse can the attack on Parler have gotten than three trillion-dollar companies — Amazon, Apple, and Google — all seemingly coordinated to remove your business from the face of the Earth? Well, behind the scenes, it's even worse. I mean, there are smear campaigns, pressure campaigns ... lawyers, bankers, everyone, to get this company ... wiped from the face of the earth. It's incredible."

Dan emphasized that he would not give up without a fight, because what's he's really fighting for is the right to free speech for all Americans, regardless of their political opinions, without fear of being banned, blacklisted, or losing jobs and businesses.

"I will go bankrupt. I will go absolutely destitute before I let this go," he said. "I have had some very scary moments in my life and they put horse blinders on me. I know what matters now. It's not money. It's not houses. It's none of that crap. It's this: the ability to exist in a free country, where you can express your ideas freely."

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