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Angela Merkel Announces Plan to Ban the Burqa in Germany

A few days after Donald Trump won the United States presidential election, the New York Times ran an article whose headline declared that “Angela Merkel May Be the Liberal West’s Last Defender.” Responding to the impending presidency of a decidedly illiberal autocrat, the piece began with a sour proclamation: “And then there was one.”

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Sleepy Dog is sleepy. As always, please feel welcome and encouraged to share pix of the fuzzy, feathered, or scaled members of your family in comments.

Small Commercial Solar Is Hard. But It’s Time to Give It the Attention It Deserves

As we approach the end of 2016, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are still a “no-man’s land” for solar installers. With respected companies like SolarCity, Sol Systems, and many others trying to solve this problem, why is commercial solar still the disrespected asset class? The U.S. Show More Summary

New Law in France Banning Pro-Life Web Sites Blasted as “Total Censorship”

Lawmakers in France have voted to ban supposedly “misleading” pro-life web sites and the reaction to the vote from pro-life advocates there and around the world has been swift. After a heated debate, the French National Assembly passed a bill to outlaw websites supposedly spreading misinformation about abortion. Abortion activists have accused Pro-Life campaigners of […]

Walmart earns 100% gay approval rating on homosexual group’s corporate scorecard

Walmart's perfect rating was bolstered by the giant retailer's inclusion of 'sex reassignment' surgery in its healthcare.

'Full House' creator sells spec house above Sunset Strip for $20.2 million

Television producer Jeff Franklin, who created the sitcom “Full House,” has sold his modern estate in Hollywood Hills West for $20.2 million. Built on speculation two years ago, the property originally came to market two years ago for $38 million, records show. It was listed at $23.995 million...

Western North Dakota crude pipeline shut down after spill

(Reuters) - A crude oil transmission line was shut down in western North Dakota following a leak that spilled oil into a creek, the state said on Tuesday.

El Salvador Woman Describes the Terror and Tragedy of Being Jailed for Her Miscarriage

In 2012 in El Salvador, Maria Teresa Rivera was convicted of aggravated homicide and sentenced to 40 years in prison after her miscarriage. A judge overturned her conviction in May of this year, but prosecutors have appealed this decision. Show More Summary

Conservationist tracks swan migration across Channel by motorized glider

LONDON (Reuters) - A conservationist has crossed the Channel in a motorized paraglider as part of a near three-month project to track the migration of swans across Europe.

Satanists Send Semen-Soaked Socks to Texas Lawmakers to Protest Rule Requiring Burial for Aborted Babies

Yesterday, LifeNews reported how Satanists are outraged about a new Texas rule requiring aborted babies’ bodies to be cremated or buried. The Satanic Temple released public statements about the rule and mentioned possible legal action. But they are taking their outrage to a disgusting and possibly illegal new level this week. AlterNet reports Satanist leader […]

What Would Happen if 1 Million People Prayed for an End to Abortion?

Next month, hundreds of thousands of people will join the March for Life in Washington, D.C. But what if there were three times that many praying? January 22nd is the 43rd anniversary of the worst Supreme Court decision in our nation’s history. With Roe v. Wade, seven robed men gave America some of the most […]

Suicide doctor out to advance ‘militant pro-euthanasia position’ with new organization

Philip Nitschke, known as Australia's Dr. Death, has formed Exit Action to push for unrestricted access to assisted suicide.

Corporate Investments in Energy Storage Reach $660 Million in Q3 2016

According to the latest edition of GTM Research and ESA’s U.S. Energy Storage Monitor, corporate investment in energy storage reached an all-time high in terms of quarterly investments in Q3. Disclosed venture funding and project finance...Show More Summary

Assassins on the rise: A new species and a new tribe of endemic South African robber flies

(Pensoft Publishers) Discovery of a new species of assassin flies led to the redescription of its genus. This group of curious predatory flies live exclusively in South Africa, preferring relatively dry habitats. Following the revisit, authors Drs. Show More Summary

Grammy FAQ: What's the eligibility period and the difference between record and song of the year?

2017 Grammy nominations: complete list, top nominee Beyoncé could make history Dec. 6, 2016, 8:17 a.m. The Grammy nominations are here and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with seven. We'll be updating...

'American Idol' launched Kelly Clarkson to pop stardom - and could get her another Grammy

2017 Grammy nominations: complete list, top nominee Beyoncé could make history Dec. 6, 2016, 8:17 a.m. The Grammy nominations are here and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with seven. We'll be updating...

Arkansas Pro-Life Bill Would Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

State legislators in Arkansas want to make it the next state to ban a gruesome abortion method called dismemberment abortion. The abortion method tears apart unborn children limb by limb. A group of state legislators filed a bill on Monday called the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act. The legislation would ban the […]

HRC Mississippi to Hold “United Against Hate” Rally This Sunday

Join HRC on Sunday, Dec. 11 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. CST for a United Against Hate Rally. Join us at the Capitol where we will gather and march to the Governor's Mansion to call for the complete repeal of H.B. 1523. Over the last nine months, Mississippians from across the state have gathered on multiple occasions to join voices and speak out against H.B. Show More Summary

The yin and yang of Sturgill Simpson and Justin Bieber

2017 Grammy nominations: complete list, Beyoncé top nominee, could make history; Dec. 6, 2016, 7:44 a.m. The Grammy nominations are here and Beyoncé leads the pack with nine nominations, followed by Drake, Rihanna, and Kanye West with eight apiece and Chance the Rapper with seven. We'll be updating...

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