Wounded Warrior Project Reportedly Accused Of Wasting Donor Money

 Thanks Jim for the heads – up

SOURCE: FoxNews & CBS News

Some of you asked about the WWP  rating as a good charity to make donations to…………..You may want to factor this in AND check out this VIDEO

 

 The charity for wounded veterans, the Wounded Warrior Project, is facing accusations of using donor money toward excessive spending on conferences and parties instead wounded-warrior-project-logoof on recovery programs, according to a CBS News report.

Army Staff Sergeant Erick Millette, who returned from Iraq in 2006 with a bronze star and a purple heart, told CBS News he admired the charity’s work and took a job with the group in 2014 but quit after two years.

“Their mission is to honor and empower wounded warriors, but what the public doesn’t see is how they spend their money,” he told CBS News.

Millette said he witnessed lavish spending on staff, with big “catered” parties.

“Going to a nice fancy restaurant is not team building. Staying at a lavish hotel at the beach here in Jacksonville, and requiring staff that lives in the area to stay at the hotel is not team building,” he told CBS News.

According to the charity’s tax forms obtained by CBS News, spending on conferences and meetings went from $1.7 million in 2010, to $26 million in 2014, which is the same amount the group spends on combat stress recovery.

Two former of employees, who were so fearful of retaliation they asked that CBS News not show their faces on camera, said spending has skyrocketed since Steven Nardizzi took over as CEO in 2009, pointing to the 2014 annual meeting at a luxury resort in Colorado Springs.

“He rappelled down the side of a building at one of the all hands events. He’s come in on a Segway, he’s come in on a horse,” one employee told CBS News.

About 500 staff members attended the four-day conference in Colorado, which CBS News reported cost about $3 million.

Wounded Warrior Project declined CBS News’ interview requests for Nardizzi, but instead sent Director of Alumni and a recipient of their services, Captain Ryan Kules, who denied there was excessive spending on conferences.

“It’s the best use of donor dollars to ensure we are providing programs and services to our warriors and families at the highest quality,” he said.

Kules added the charity did not spend $3 million on the Colorado conference, but he was not there and was unable to say what it did cost. He also told CBS News that the charity does not spend money on alcohol or engages in any other kind of excessive spending.

 

Christian Pakistani Girl Killed After Rejecting Being RAPED From Muslim Men….


If you want to STOP these Refugee Muslims From Coming Here And Assaulting And Raping Women, Then Get Out And VOTE!…If You Want These Scumbags Here, THEN VOTE FOR HILLARY, that’s if she’s not in PRISON!…..PM

These are the same refugee MUSLIM MEN that are STILL RAPING German women and have been doing it for MONTHS. We have herd NOTHING from the Chancellor Angela Merkel about the arrest of these Muslim scumbags! Below is a link you need to check out..PM

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/criticize-muslim-rapes-youre-a-bigot/#yKdT7kwSAbUYxKy0.99

These are also the same Refuge MUSLIMS that Obama, Hillary Clinton, and most EVERY DIMocrat that wants these thugs to walk right in with hardly ANY VENTING, they have NO BACKGROUND RECORD TO VENT. Then you chastise Donald Trump and lots of others that want to shut down the border to ALL REFUGE MUSLIMS COMING FROM NOT ONLY TERRORIST COUNTRIES, BUT ANY MIDEAST COUNTRY. If they hold a passport and very few do, you can bet yourself, IT’S FAKE! I’m sending this horrific article to Trump because if anyone can get this on EVERY news network ASAP he’s the person who can!……Papa Mike

 

According to one of the killers, “Christian girls, like the three in the picture below, are only meant for one thing, the pleasure of Muslim men.”

The girl in he middle of the picture below was the one that was MURDERED and the two others were severely beaten, but are recovering in the hospital……Papa Mike

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Via Christian Post:

Persecution watchdog groups are raising awareness for a Christian Pakistani girl who was killed earlier this month after she and her friends rejected the sexual advances of drunken Muslim men in Lahore, Defence Colony.

The British Pakistani Christian Association reported last week that the incident occurred on Jan. 13, when three young Christian girls, Kiran (17 years), Shamroza (18 years) and Sumble (20 years), were approached on the streets at night by four drunk Muslim men in a car. The girls rejected the lewd advances of the men, which caused them to turn violent.

“How dare you run away from us, Christian girls are only meant for one thing, the pleasure of Muslim men,” one of the men reportedly said.

The men then crashed their car right into the girls, causing Shamroza to break several ribs and Sumble to brake her hip. Kiran, however, was lifted up from the ground on the hood of the car, and driven until the car suddenly stopped, throwing her rapidly to the ground, where she cracked open her head and suffered internal bleeding, leading to her death.

“All three families are really shook-up, Shamroza and Sumble are grateful to God for saving them but have been inconsolable at the loss of a close friend. Other girls in the local area are now too scared to travel at night and are being accompanied by the men in their families. The community wants justice for poor Kiran and seeks an end to the targeting of young Christian girls,” Saints Naveed Aziz of the BPCA.

The families of the Christian girls even had to pay a bribe to police in order to have a First Incident Report registered, given how unwilling police in Pakistan are to help Christian victims of violence.

 

Hillary: We Have To Keep Guns Out Of Hands Of People Not Using Them For ‘Hunting, Shooting Practice Or Collecting’…Leaves Out Self-Defense…

Can you imagine ANYONE saying that “guns are NOT supposed to be used for SELF DEFENSE” and doing it while she’s standing in Iowa trying to get elected President. Without a doubt, she has convinced the people of Iowa that she’s gone totally NUTS, and I’m sure the rest of the country after seeing it will also agree. I think tomorrow morning your even going to see ALL the Liberal networks leading off with it, including the Clinton News Network ( CNN ) I know the picture below doesn’t look like Hillary, but what the person is doing sums up what she said in the video about “Guns Are Not Supposed To Be Used For Self Defense”………Papa Mike

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Because to her, self-defense isn’t a valid reason. If I recall correctly, she’s also lying about how Dylan Roof got a gun, which was due to an FBI screw-up.

Via Free Beacon:

Hillary Clinton did not list self-defense as a reason to have a gun Monday during a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, instead listing “collecting,” “shooting practice” and “hunting” as valid reasons for owning a gun..

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An attendee at Clinton’s town hall meeting asked the Democratic presidential candidate what her thoughts on guns were, and he started his question by telling Clinton that people in Iowa love their guns.

Clinton replied that gun ownership was his right and “opportunity“ because of the Second Amendment.

“But here’s what I want you as a gun owner to understand,” Clinton said. “We’ve got to keep guns out of the hands of people who don’t use them for hunting or shooting practice or collecting.”

In Clinton’s gun control platform, she has called for increased background checks, which she claims would reduce the lethality of domestic violence, reduce unlawful gun transfers to dangerous individuals, and reduce gun trafficking. She has continually supported the Brady Bill.

Towards the end of Clinton’s answer, she blamed gun owners for not being responsible with loaded firearms.

“A lot of gun owners are getting lax,” she said. “They’re leaving loaded guns around. We have toddlers picking up guns. We have eight- and nine-year-olds picking up guns. We’re not having the responsible gun owners stand up and say, ‘Hey, we can separate our rights from what we need to do to protect people from those who shouldn’t have guns in the first place.’ That’s where I stand and that’s what I’d like to see us do.”

SOURCE: Weasel Zippers

BREAKING:…Grand Jury Indictment No One Was Expecting!….NOT THE ONE ANYONE WAS EXPECTING!

All pictures were posted by Papa Mike and NOT American Action News

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A LOT OF PEOPLE, and not just Republicans, have been waiting finally for an indictment to come down against Planned Parenthood for the horrors of illegal abortions, and the harvesting of fetal body parts, but who did those bastards indicte, the very people who exposed Planned Parenthood for their years of “Dark Trade” and the horrors of illegal abortions, and the harvesting of fetal body parts…They also cleared Planned Parenthood of ANY WRONG DOINGS. I don’t know the country we live in anymore! I can’t believe, any time before Bill Clinton, wheather it be Republican or DIMocrat, that would turn a blind eye on these autrocities by Planned Parenthood AND to furthermore clear them of ANY wrongdoing!!..I’m so close to turning the switch off on this website or just stop all political “posts”….If they could do this, then indicting Hillary Clinton, after all the evidence the FBI has, is probably NOT going to happen either! Then come November ALL the BLACKS, ALL THE HISPANICS, ALL THE UNIONS will convincingly vote for her as our next President and that’s when you will see the end to Papa Mike posting ANYTHING POLITICAL again….Papa Mike

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For years Planned Parenthood has received government funding. The time has come to cut them off. After witnessing the horrors of illegal abortions, the harvesting of fetal body parts, and the greed coming from this organization we must take a stand against those who do not value human life.

You must help in prosecuting planned parenthood! Open an investigation immediately, start hearings and defund them!

 

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If you guys want to STOP THE FUNDING FOR the horrors of illegal abortions, and the harvesting of fetal body parts then clink on the attached link, PLEASE!

When you bring up the link below go to the bottom of that page and where it says “Prosecute Planned Parenthood ” then scroll down, fill in your email and zip code, then hit “CONTINUE”…..,That’s it. 

http://americanactionnews.com/articles/breaking-grand-jury-indictment-no-one-was-expecting

 

Well, a major indictment came down today, but it’s not at all what anyone expected.

A Texas grand jury issued some indictments related to a series of undercover videos filmed at Planned Parenthood affiliates. The grand jury indicted the filmmakers for tampering with a governmental record and buying human organs. The same grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of all wrongdoing.

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From the AP:
Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson announced Monday that Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden was indicted on a felony charge of tampering with a governmental record and a misdemeanor count of related to purchasing human organs. Another activist was also indicted on a charge of tampering with a governmental record.

A news release announcing the indictment doesn’t say what the record was. Anderson said the grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing.

The investigation began after The Center for Medical Progress released a series of videos detailing conversations related to the buying and selling of fetal tissue and organs from Planned Parenthood and its affiliates. The shocking footage and the justifiable outrage that ensued led to calls for the investigation of and the defunding of Planned Parenthood by the Federal government.

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Unfortunately, attempts to “defund” Planned Parenthood failed. The GOP Congress decided not include it in a recently passed “omnibus” spending bill. Unfortunately, the only people who will suffer as a result of this footage are the courageous journalists who cast a much needed light on Planned Parenthood’s dark trade in human organs. This is political persecution at its worst!

 

Source: AAN –

 

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CRITICIZE MUSLIM RAPES? ‘YOU’RE A BIGOT’

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New Year’s Eve was a horrifying night for scores of women in the German city of Cologne, as large crowds of Middle Eastern and North African migrant men, mostly Muslim, robbed and sexually assaulted them.

And yet, in the aftermath, there was scarcely a whimper to be heard from feminists around the world.

Dr. Gina Loudon, co-author of “What Women Really Want,” said this feminist silence is likely due to the fact that the perpetrators of the crimes were Muslims, including many recently arrived refugees.

Feminists and Muslims are part of the same leftist coalition, she noted, so feminists cannot criticize Islamic violence against women.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/criticize-muslim-rapes-youre-a-bigot/#yKdT7kwSAbUYxKy0.99

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Little Boy Reunited With His Dog After A Month Of Being Lost

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Kase the dog went missing just before Christmas. He was missing for about three weeks while his little owner looked for him everywhere. His mother found the dog at a house just a few blocks from where he lived and this is their reunion.

MAN WALKS INTO CHICK-FIL-A: Is Completely Blown Away When He Saw This for Veterans

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By Bill Callen
Top Right News

Chick-fil-A, the same fast-food outlet that constantly gets accused by liberals of being evil, has once again proved the opposite to the world. This time it did so by unveiling an amazing Veterans Day tribute that left Georgia resident Eric Comfort in complete shock.

According to a Facebook post he published on Monday, when he walked into a local Chick-fil-A, Comfort discovered a “Missing Man Table” that contained a single rose, a Bible and a folded American flag, as well as a plaque within which was the following explanation:

“This table is reserved to honor our missing comrades in arms.

The tablecloth is white — symbolizing the purity of their motives when answering the call of duty.

The single red rose, displayed in a vase, reminds us of the life of each of the missing and their loved ones and friends of these Americans who keep the faith, awaiting answers.

The vase is tied with a red ribbon, symbol of our continued determination to account for our missing.

A pinch of salt symbolizes the tears endured by those missing and their families who seek answers.

The Bible represents the strength gained through faith to sustain those lost from our country, founded as one nation under God.

The glass is inverted — to symbolize their inability to share this evening’s toast.

The chair is empty — they are missing.”

After the story went viral, the store manager, Alex Korchan, explained to WSB that his team members had set up the table because they “wanted to honor veterans.” Furthermore, he revealed that he planned to offer free meals to all veterans and their family members this Veterans Day between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Korchan also put up a poster so that customers could write in the names of loved ones who they have lost. “We’ve had a lot of people who have come in and seen it and been touched by it,” Korchan continued. “It’s been special to see.”

Thanks Shirley!

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American Yogurt Billionaire: ‘Hire More Muslim Refugees’

All I can say is Twin Falls and Idaho, and any other State receiving MUSLIM REFUGEES from Syria better lockup and hide ALL of their WOMEN and to see why just scroll down and read the Post Cologne Imam said, Girls Who Drink Beer Deserve To Be Raped By Muslim Refugees ………….Papa Mike

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Ever wonder why the federal government would be sending hundreds of foreign MUSLIM refugees to a relatively small town in Idaho?

Wonder no more.

They’re sent there, many of them, to work in the world’s largest yogurt factory.

As WND previously reported, Twin Falls is in line to receive about 300 refugees this year, many of them MUSLIMS from Syria. And the state of Idaho, despite its reputation as a mostly white, conservative farm state, has been a popular destination for MUSLIM refugees in recent years.

Boise Mayor David Bieter

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Boise Mayor David Bieter has gone on record as a huge supporter of President Obama’s welcoming initiative for immigrants and MUSLIM refugees, writing in a blog post that, for his city, “diversity isn’t a buzzword. It’s our birthright.”

The U.S. State Department has shipped more than 11,000 MUSLIM refugees directly from the Third World to Idaho since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Just in the past year, 989 MUSLIM refugees have arrived in the rural state, most of them landing in either Boise or Twin Falls. Nearly half have come from some of the world’s nastiest jihadist hot zones, including 95 from Iraq, 94 from Somalia, 47 from Sudan, 39 from Afghanistan, 31 from Iran, 28 from Syria and 11 from Pakistan, according to the federal refugee database.

But despite growing protests by local residents against the refugee arrivals, the Twin Falls area can count on being a prime spot for MUSLIM refugees for years to come, thanks to one man’s rising business enterprise.

That man is Hamdi Ulukaya, a Kurdish Muslim and immigrant from Turkey who created the billion-dollar U.S.-based Chobani yogurt empire.

Ulukaya opened the world’s largest yogurt factory in Twin Falls about two years ago, and the plant now employs 600 people with about 30 percent of those jobs filled by foreign MUSLIM refugees shipped to the U.S. from United Nations camps in the Middle East and Africa.

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But now Ulukaya is upping the ante.

Taking his message to a bigger stage

At the World Economic Forum meeting this weekend in Davos, Switzerland, he will call on other CEOs to join his campaign to throw corporate cash, lobbying initiatives, services and jobs to MUSLIM refugees.

Thanks Jim

 
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2016/01/yogurt-billionaire-hire-more-muslim-refugees/#fAXXaCdLxbW2Hbzx.99

Wall Street Journal Names Barack Obama As The Most Unprepared Man of the Century.

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Picture above found on the Internet and posted by Papa Mike

This is a brutally frank article from the Wall Street Journal.
It looks longer than it is, but it’s really a quick read because it will keep you on the edge of your seat .

 

A “deadly” article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America.

Article from the Wall Street Journal – by Alan Caruba:

“I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he’s led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because ​at some point early on somebody or some group (George Soros, maybe? Or Frank Marshall Davis??) took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim nameand concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.

In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? “Dreams of My Father” was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The “Audacity of Hope” followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a “communist with a small ‘c’ was the real author.

His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator

in the Illinois House to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley’s formidable political machine at his disposal.

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Cologne Imam: Girls Who Drink Beer Deserve To Be Raped

According To Obama And Attorney General Loretta Lynch , “If Americans Slander A Muslim They Will Be Arested”, But They Will Give A Pass To MUSLIMS If They Say, “American Women SHOULD BE RAPED If They Drink Alcohol”. There were  389 RAPES and assaults in Cologne alone – on New Year’s Eve, and MUSLIM refugges committed these horrific crimes on just about every women they came upon……These same SICK, SCUMBAG, CRIMINAL PERVERTS, are the people that Obama and Hillary Clinton have invited by the thousands to the United States! Loretta Lynch more than likely will grant them “Immunity From Prosecution” every time they ASSULT AND RAPE the women in our country!……Papa Mike

Numerous reports chronicled by the Gatestone Institute reveal something that the liberal mainstream media desperately wants kept hidden: Male Muslim refugees in Germany are raping every woman they can get their grubby hands on, including even their fellow female refugees.

Abu-Yusuf pictured below, who is based in the city, said the women who were attacked had dressed in a way that had “driven the men wild”.

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Cologne Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf blamed German women for sexual assaults and rapes by MUSLIM migrants on New Year’s Eve.

 

Imam Abu-Yusuf told Russian TV, “If they walk half-naked and use perfume, things happen.”

Cologne Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf (Hollizer.ru) said, It’s the woman’s fault.

There’s more…
Imam Abu-Yusuf also told reporters women who drink beer deserve to be raped. And, he’s the imam!

The Daily Star reported:

Imam Sami Abu-Yusuf said victims of recent sex attacks in German cities were to blame because of their “open clothing” and perfume.

 

Then he added: “Of course, for these North African men, that was an excuse to grope them.”

The site MuslimStern (Muslim star), which has more than 20,000 followers on Facebook, also said women had to accept their part in the outbreak of sick attacks.

It said: “You cannot expect to chuck a naked antelope in front of a lion and not expect it to react.

SOURCE: Jim Hoft Jan 23rd, 2016

You need to read some of these COMMENTS 

 

 

 

TRUMP Calls for Megyn Kelly’s Removal as Moderator from FOX News Debate …

 

 

Jim Hoft With The Gateway Pundit Jan 23rd, 2016 

supporters were very offended at Megyn Kelly’s antics during the first Republican FOX News debate.

Twitter exploded with attacks on Kelly and FOX News for the constant attacks on the Republican candidates.

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An online petition was started to bar Megyn Kelly from future GOP debates.

Over 55,000 people signed the petition.

Since November Megyn Kelly has continued her critical reporting on Donald Trump and Donald Trump has continued to attack Megyn Kelly online.

Today Donald Trump called for Megyn Kelly’s removal as debate moderator for the February FOX New GOP debate.
UPDATE: We received this response earlier today from FOX News.

“Megyn Kelly has no conflict of interest. Donald Trump is just trying to build up the audience for Thursday’s debate, for which we thank him

How the Obama Administration is Trying to Protect Hillary !!!!

Can you BELIEVE THIS…..There is so much corruption and scandals surrounding the “Hildabeast” and Oobama and of course the “inpenatrable bubble” around them from ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN ( Clinton News Network ) literally no one, even the FBI, can put a finger on them. You can also forget about the Obama appointed BLACK Attorney General, she’s got her nose so far up Obama’s BUTT that if he stopped to quick it would break her nose…….Papa Mike

 

How badly would the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails hurt her in Iowa and New Hampshire?

We won’t know, because the Obama State Department is defying a judge’s order and not releasing them until after those two states vote.

Their excuse? They “forgot” to review them, and then it snowed.

“In court documents filed Friday, the State Department said it unintentionally ‘overlooked’ the need to send a number of Clinton’s emails to other agencies for review and would need more time to complete those ‘consultations,’” The Washington Examiner reports.

“However, the agency said the process of asking other agencies to look over more than 7,000 remaining pages of emails will be ‘interupted by the storm’ and delayed the release of the rest of the emails until Feb. 29, a full month after a federal judge originally ordered the emails to have been posted online,” the Examiner reports.

A devastating loss in Iowa and New Hampshire could doom Clinton in later states where she is favored. The defied order spares her from that possibility.

 

Source: AAN –

See more at: http://americanactionnews.com/articles/how-the-obama-administration-is-trying-to-protect-hillary#.dpuf

Pro-Life Movement: Progress Is on Our Side

All Conservatives want to do is STOP FUNDING ABORTIONS!! STOP Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of body parts from aborted babies. So what does Obama and DIMocrats do, they laugh at us, and Obama promises he will VETO every try to eliminate funding to Planned Parenthood ABORTIONS & TRAFFICKING OF BODY PARTS FROM ABORTED BABIES!..We have made a little progress, but we have a very long way to go! What really needs to happen is to stop the SLAUGHTER OF THESE CHILDREN OF GOD and to elect a Republican President in 2016. It’s that simple, if you want these babies to LIVE!….Obama is EVIL and is acting more like “The Anti-Christ than the leader of our country and Hillary Clinton’s morals and believes are the same as his! …..Papa Mike

The one picture below was found on the Internet by Papa Mike.

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Editor’s note: This column was co-authored by Sen. Sasse.

The anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a natural time to reflect on the country’s view of abortion, a topic on which we are having an ongoing, heartfelt, and still unresolved debate. For thousands of mothers and fathers, grandparents and siblings, abortion has taken a life, broken a family, and left a scar. Because of these losses, many Americans have reevaluated their perspective on this sensitive yet profound issue.

As science improves our understanding, we can now clearly acknowledge the small fingers, toes, beating heart, functioning nervous system, and unique DNA of the child within the womb. Our evaluation has embraced science, children, and the future of our culture.

In November 2014, the American people elected a new Senate majority for many reasons. Voters wanted to curb our growing debt, reinvigorate the stagnant economy, and strengthen our national security. Americans also elected a Senate that strongly believes in the value of each vulnerable, unborn child.

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This summer, the nation was shocked by the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of body parts from aborted babies. Even many citizens who believe abortion should be legal found it deeply disturbing to see medical personnel callously rummaging through the severed limbs of unborn babies that were sold for a price. Even Americans outside the pro-life community began to ask whether taxpayers should be forced to contribute to private organizations that engage in this type of behavior. The videos hit a nerve. We responded with a bill to redirect Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to the thousands of women’s health-care services at community health centers across the nation.

Unfortunately, on August 3, 2015, the final tally showed that while we had a majority of support from Republican and Democratic senators, we came up five votes short of the required three-fifths (60 out of 100) needed to open debate in the Senate.

Although the bill couldn’t withstand Democratic opposition, it was an encouraging reminder of how far the pro-life movement has come. Back in 2011, another vote to remove funding from Planned Parenthood was brought to the floor amid a contentious budget fight. That vote fell a whopping 18 votes shy (42–58) of the required 60-vote threshold. That means that since 2011, the Senate has seen a 13-vote swing — 13 more votes in favor of protecting of all life.

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Oscar Nominee Minces No Words: Maybe No Black Actors Deserved To Make Final Cut

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Kudos for not being p.c. and voicing your opinion.

Via The Guardian:

Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling has claimed the current campaign to boycott the 2016 Academy Awards over claims of a diversity deficit is racist to white people.

Rampling, 69, is up for the best actress prize for her role in the British drama 45 Years, from director Andrew Haigh, where she will compete against Room’s Brie Larson, Carol’s Cate Blanchett, Joy’s Jennifer Lawrence and Brooklyn’s Saoirse Ronan. Asked for her take on the current furore over all-white lists of nominees on French Radio network Europe 1 on Friday morning, the British actor did not mince her words. “It is racist to whites,” she said.

“One can never really know, but perhaps the black actors did not deserve to make the final list,” added Rampling. Asked if the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences should introduce quotas, a proposal which no current advocate of increased diversity has mooted, she responded: “Why classify people? These days everyone is more or less accepted … People will always say: ‘Him, he’s less handsome’; ‘Him, he’s too black’; ‘He is too white’ … someone will always be saying ‘You are too’ [this or that] … But do we have to take from this that there should be lots of minorities everywhere?”

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Soldiers Continue To Guard Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier During Historic Snowstorm…

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There is no sheltering in place for the guards.

Via ABC News:

The snowstorm bearing down on the nation’s capital is not stopping the small group of soldiers who continually stand guard at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. Much as they did during Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Tomb Sentinels will brave the elements to continue guarding the hallowed memorial.

Since April 6, 1948, Tomb Sentinels from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment’s “The Old Guard” have guarded the Tomb for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of the weather.

“These guys will be out in the snow, no matter what,” said Major Russell Fox, a spokesman for the Army’s Old Guard. “They love what they’re doing and they’re dedicated.”

And while the rest of Washington may be dreading the storm, Fox said “a lot of the guys are looking forward to this and kind of excited about it.”

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