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The U.K.’s Islamic State problem: ‘Jihadi-cool’ isn’t going away anytime soon

The U.K.’s Islamic State problem: ‘Jihadi-cool’ isn’t going away anytime soon

Islamic State UK

The world has an Islamic State problem on its hands, but the United Kingdom may bear the brunt of terror attacks directed at Western interests in the years to come. The reason: “Jihadi-cool” sub-culture. There is a dangerous size of Britain’s young Muslim population that identifies with the Sunni terrorists chopping heads off in Syria and Iraq, and they have made it very clear that the…

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Foo Fighters ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’: Time to talk about the line between self-congratulation and charity

Foo Fighters ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’: Time to talk about the line between self-congratulation and charity

Foo Fighters Ice Bucket ChallengeThe “Ice Bucket Challenge” has made millions of dollars for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) awareness, which is a good thing, but at some point in time celebrities got involved and the need to “one up” the next guy began. Something pure was altered, and with many people (I make no claims as to the Foo Fighters’ motivations) the event seems to have turned into narcissism masquerading as…

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Obama says ‘No just god would stand for ISIL,’ forgets that God gave humans free will

President Obama took time out from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Wednesday to give a press conference on the beheading of…

Obama says ‘No just god would stand for ISIL,’ forgets that God gave humans free will

President Obama took time out from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation on Wednesday to give a press conference on the beheading of…

Dan Slott calls Spider-Woman #1 variant a ‘false’ controversy; feminists retreat from ‘mansplaining’ liberal male

Dan Slott calls Spider-Woman #1 variant a ‘false’ controversy; feminists retreat from ‘mansplaining’ liberal male

The Mary SueMarvel Comics is great at patting itself on the back for temporary stories that put women in the spotlight, but when it comes to variant covers that turn women into sex objects that male readers want to pat on the butt, the company suddenly has no comment. Luckily, Dan “Go to Christ-land” Slott was willing to weigh in on The Mary Sue’sanger over the Spider-Woman #1 variant by Milo Manara.  His…

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Islamic State beheads James Foley, then keeps the lights stay on in town; U.S. citizens left in the dark

James Foley

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant beheaded U.S. photojournalist James Foley yesterday, and the news shot out across social media at lightening speed — but Americans have been kept in the dark about what it will take to defeat the terrorist group. As Islamic State and its tens-of-thousands of fighters dig in to large swathes of Iraq and Syria, we are being led to believe that random…

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Russell Brand says he would never condemn cops — then calls them stupid tools of the ‘establishment’

Social media is a double-edged sword. If an individual wants to quickly disseminate a message, it’s there.

Russell Brand says he would never condemn cops — then calls them stupid tools of the ‘establishment’

Social media is a double-edged sword. If an individual wants to quickly disseminate a message, it’s there.

‘The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics’: Pay a small price for the work of an intellectual giant

For years I only knew C.S. Lewis as the guy who was good for some really witty quotes and the author of “The Chronicles of Narnia.” I knew he was a Christian, and I knew he was friends with J.R.R.

‘The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics’: Pay a small price for the work of an intellectual giant

For years I only knew C.S. Lewis as the guy who was good for some really witty quotes and the author of “The Chronicles of Narnia.” I knew he was a Christian, and I knew he was friends with J.R.R.

Hillary attacks Obama’s foreign policy, issues denial, and then wonders why no one trusts politicians

If you ever needed a crystal clear example as to why people have zero trust in politicians, then look no further than Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism of President Obama’s “don’t do stupid stuff” foreign policy and her denial of it roughly 48 hours later.

Hillary attacks Obama’s foreign policy, issues denial, and then wonders why no one trusts politicians

If you ever needed a crystal clear example as to why people have zero trust in politicians, then look no further than Hillary Clinton’s recent criticism of President Obama’s “don’t do stupid stuff” foreign policy and her denial of it roughly 48 hours later.

California goes full ‘Demolition Man,’ seeks ‘yes mean yes’ sexual consent laws for college students

#California goes full ‘Demolition Man,’ seeks ‘yes mean yes’ sexual consent laws for college students @TheSlyStallone

Stallone Demolition Man

Lawmakers in California must love 1993’s Sylvester Stallone flick “Demolition Man,” because they’re now looking into ways to craft “yes means yes” sexual consent laws. For those who are a bit younger, the film includes a scene where Stallone’s John Spartan is awkwardly asked by Sandra Bullock’s Lenina Huxley if he would like to have sex. The two then use a virtual reality headset to refrain from…

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'Unbroken': Louie Zamperini's story offers crucial lessons for improving mental, spiritual health

'Unbroken': Louie Zamperini's story offers crucial lessons for improving mental, spiritual health #goodreads #military #inspiration

Louis Zamperini

Reviewing “Unbroken” is a difficult task. The story of famous Olympian and World War II hero Louie Zamperini’s life includes and endless list of lessons. Author Laura Hillenbrand, who also penned “Seabiscuit,” has churned out a product that is essential reading for anyone who seeks to improve their mental and spiritual health. Mr. Zamperini’s tale is a road map for greatness, and it is one that…

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