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Karzai warns successors beware of US.

[Said after enriching himself with millions of U.S. Dollars. Hypocrite.]

Originally posted on YouViewed/Editorial:

Democrats Relying On Big Donors To Win

” Democrats love to cast Republicans as the party of big money, beholden to the out-of-touch billionaires bankrolling their campaigns. But new numbers tell a very different story — one in which Democrats are actually raising more big money than their adversaries.

  Among the groups reporting the biggest political ad spending, the 15 top Democrat-aligned committees have outraised the 15 top Republican ones $453 million to $289 million in the 2014 cycle, according to a POLITICO analysis of the most recent Federal Election Commission reports, including those filed over the weekend — which cover through the end of last month.

  The analysis shows the fundraising edge widening in August, when the Democratic groups pulled in more than twice as much as their GOP counterparts — $51 million to $21 million. That’s thanks to a spike in massive checks from increasingly energized

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Is Israel supporting “Islamic State” insurgents in Syria?

Originally posted on The Ugly Truth:


The IDF says aircraft did not fall in Israeli territory but did enter Israel’s airspace before interception, assessment is that it was en route to attacking Syrian rebels; Syria: Proof Israel supporting Islamic State.

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Originally posted on @NewDayStarts:

Newcastle United will pay tribute at their first game of the season to fans John Alder and Liam Sweeney who died in the flight MH17 crash.


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Originally posted on Mercia Rising:

Again, Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false.  . . .  And immortality makes this other difference, which, by the by, has a connection with the difference between totalitarianism and democracy.  If individuals live only seventy years, then a state, or a nation, or a civilisation, which may last for a thousand years, is more important than an individual.  But if Christianity is true, then the individual is not only more important but incomparably more important, for he is everlasting and the life of the state or civilisation, compared with his, is only a moment.

— C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity 74-75

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Originally posted on Prydain:

This weekend I came across yet another text on the Thirty-Nine Articles, and this one, Elements of Christian Theology, is different in that it is Volume 2 of a larger theological work by George Pretyman Tomline, who was Bishop of Lincoln and then Bishop of Winchester.  He is also High Church and Laudian in his approach to doctrine, and it is striking to me that in this work, first published in 1799 (though this edition is a version published in 1843 with annotations by Henry Stebbing), the author is quite consistent with more reformed expositors of the Articles in how he views Article XXII.  For example, this is what he says about “invocation of the saints”:

A very little inquiry will convince us that there is no foundation whatever for this doctrine in Scripture. We are commanded to offer our prayers to God through Christ alone. ‘There is…

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Originally posted on The XX Committee:

One of the major themes of my work is how Russia, drawing on decades of rich experience with espionage, aggressively employs intelligence in what I term Special War to defeat, dissuade, and deter its enemies without fighting. As I’ve reported many times, Russian espionage against the West has been rising since the mid-2000’s and has returned to Cold War levels of effort and intensity — and in some cases, more so. In recent years, the Kremlin has endorsed aggressive espionage against a wide range of Western countries, members of NATO and the European Union (often both), to learn secrets and gain political advantage. This is simply what the Russians do, as Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer, understands perfectly. Such things are well known to counterintelligence hands the world over, but are seldom discussed in public.

What this looks like up close has recently been exposed by the Parisian newsmagazine

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