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Bush questions Obama on Vatican

Jeb Bush slammed President Barack Obama for “closing” the U.S. Embassy in the Vatican, suggesting it’s an attack against Catholics who don’t support Obamacare.<p>Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, the former governor of Florida tweeted:<p>Why would our President close our Embassy to the Vatican? Hopefully, …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

Law

'Homeless Man' In Mormon Church Turns Out To Be A Bishop

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (AP) — Members of a Mormon congregation in a Salt Lake City suburb encountered someone they thought was a homeless man at church on Sunday. What they did not know was the man was a bishop for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.<p>At least five people asked David …

Is Forced Religious Belief Coming to an Employer Near You?

Do corporations have religious beliefs? According to an arts and crafts chain, they do, and if the Supreme Court agrees, it could have huge …

No joke: American jailed for video

MINNEAPOLIS — An American man who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday.<p>Shezanne Cassim, 29, of Woodbury, Minn., was arrested in April and …

Rush Limbaugh: The pope sounds like a Marxist

“This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope”<p>Rush Limbaugh wanted to like the Pope. He really did. But then the pope had to go and blow it all by releasing a long apostolic exhortation that lambastes free-market capitalism as "a new tyranny." Now Limbaugh is very disappointed with …

Americans Don’t Like Obama’s Job Performance—or Him

A new poll indicates that Americans are no longer just disapproving of Obama's job performance—they find him dishonest.<p>November has not been kind to …

Pope Francis: Capitalism is “a new tyranny”

“The culture of prosperity deadens us,” the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy<p>Pope Francis on Tuesday called capitalism "a new tyranny" and very explicitly called on global leaders to act on poverty and growing inequality.<p>Francis' remarks are part of an 84-page …

Associated Press News

Pope Francis calls for powers to be stripped from Vatican

Pope Francis says "excessive centralisation" complicates the Church, in his first "apostolic exhortation", but avoids controversial issues such as women priests and abortion<p><b>The Pope</b> has outlined his vision for the future of the Catholic Church, call for powers to be stripped from the <b>Vatican</b>, …

Christianity

Nine million in 'serious' debt across the UK

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1031000/1031779_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681966_c6f519d58a6de8dbd22330c7faa0cd5c<p><b>Nearly nine million people across the UK are living with serious debt problems, according to a new report.</b><p>The Money Advice Service (MAS) also said …

Bank of England

Face It: America Is Likely to Torture Again

The taboo surrounding it hasn't recovered from the Bush years—and helping to reestablish it is our generation's responsibility.<p>Is torture ethical? Should the United States torture prisoners in its custody? A generation ago, an ambitious politician would have known how to answer those questions. …

Humans shipped across the country: How America exports inmates to private prisons

“Horrendous,” says a man shackled for 36 hours on a surprise bus trip from Vermont to Kentucky<p>Over 10,500 U.S. prisoners are currently being held in private prisons hundreds or thousands of miles away from the states that sent them there, according to a new report from the progressive group …

The 25 Most Segregated Cities In America

The average black person lives in a neighborhood that is 45 percent black, even though blacks represent only 13 percent of the population, according to professors John Logan and Brian Stults at Brown and Florida State.<p>Logan and Stults analyzed 2010 Census data with a dissimilarity index, which …

Switzerland Prepares To Vote On An Incredibly Radical Plan To Fight Inequality

On Sunday afternoon we will find out if Switzerland will go ahead with one of the most radical plans to fight inequality ever: Limiting the monthly pay of top executives to that of their lowest paid employees' yearly salary.<p>Limiting compensation to 1:12 would be a historic change: Currently, a lot …

Noam Chomsky: America is a terrified country

The philosopher on the violence we wage abroad, the income inequality we face at home and where we go from here<p><i>This is an excerpt from the just released 2nd edition of Noam Chomsky’s "Occupy: Class War, Rebellion and Solidarity," published by Zuccotti Park Press.</i> Reprinted from Truthout.org. with …

Obama Must Resign by Black Friday

Obama will be overthrown if he doesn’t resign by Black Friday, Oklahoma would rather no one have spousal benefits than give them to gay couples, and …

Americans Are Too Gloomy About Their Place In The World

Ever since, however, the nation which a German intellectual once branded the "Uberpower" and a French politician a "<i>hyperpuissance</i>" has been seized by a deepening mood of decline. In the remaining eight years and eight months before the last foreign soldier shook the Iraqi dust off his boots, the …

Cash Is Dead. Are Credit Cards Next?

The fu­ture of money has ar­rived, and it’s called Coin.<p>It looks like a cred­it card. It’s the size of a cred­it card. It swipes in cred­it card …

FinTech

Poll: Most Americans don’t know what the frack fracking is

Our indecision about the issue is largely fueled by ignorance<p>Fracking: Is it the key to U.S. energy independence; an environmental plague contaminating groundwater, polluting the air and even causing earthquakes; or just a funny word?<p>Most Americans don't have an opinion, according to a study by …

Can a corporation have a religion?: Hobby Lobby challenge to contraception mandate heads to Supreme Court

Justices will decide Tuesday whether to hear an appeal of a lower court’s ruling affirming Hobby Lobby’s “religion”<p>The owners of Hobby Lobby, a chain of crafts stores that plays religious music for shoppers, provides employees free "spiritual counseling" and closes down every Sunday, have been …

Guess What? The ‘Knockout Game’ Is America’s Latest Phony Panic

Much like ‘wilding’ before it, the furor over the ‘knockout game’ bears all the hallmarks of an overblown panic over a crime wave that doesn’t …

Meet Your Local Police's New Vehicles

<b>Apparently, we are</b> all living in Kabulnow.<p><i>"It's armored. It's heavy. It's intimidating. And it's free," said Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple, among five county sheriff's departments and three other police agencies in New York that have taken delivery of an MRAP.</i><p>Okay, as it happens, I will be …

Law Enforcement