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September 2013

Board votes unanimously to allow student-led prayer

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The federal government removed prayer from schools more than 50 years ago, but it will go on in Liberal, led by students and allowed by the school board. Taking action on an item spontaneously added to the agenda near the end of Monday’s meeting, the USD No. 480 school board voted unanimously to allow student-led prayer at all activities in the district.

Because it specifies that school officials do not initiate or lead the prayers, the action is intended to comply with federal law even as it makes prayer possible.

“I think that’s one of the greatest things we’ve ever done,” said board member Tammy Sutherland-Abbott, who seconded board member Nick Hatcher’s motion.

Hatcher introduced the idea during his portion of the time allowed for board comments.

“I would like to see us bring prayer back to the games,” he told his fellow board members, after expressing admiration for the LHS Redskins football team. “I have struggled with that — not having prayer at our activities — because it’s ‘not the thing to do,’ but if the board thought it was important enough that they would support it, and defend it if the time came, I’d like to ask that we do that at our next meeting.”

“Why not do it now?” asked Sutherland-Abbott.

Make-A-Wish boy continues royal treatment at Boise State

I love hearing stories like this one. :

A Minnesota boy, whose big wish was to meet the Boise State Broncos and be part of the team, continued his dream tour in Boise on Friday.

12-year-old Shane Swanson has battled spina bifida his entire life. He received a wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and his headed straight for the Boise State blue.

On Thursday, Swanson received star treatment when he arrived at the airport. And on Friday, he got a blue carpet welcome from some of the Bronco cheerleaders, BSU's swim team and other athletes.

He was then escorted to a news conference set up just for him, where he could answer questions and sign a letter of intent as an 'Honorable Member of Bronco Nation.'

"I'm like, 'Wow.' That's about the words that could come out of my mouth," said Swanson. "I thought it was awesome."

Swanson's incredible experience is the third wish granted by Boise State in the past four years.

He will be at Bronco Stadium for the game on Saturday.

Credit card firm cuts off nation's No. 1 gun store --- for selling guns

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A subsidiary of Visa, a key Obama campaign donor, that specializes in credit card transactions has abruptly stopped servicing the nation’s largest gun store after four years because the store sells guns, a fact the owners never hid.

of Charlotte, N.C., told Secrets that the subsidiary, Authorize.net/CyberSource, simply sent an email to owner Larry Hyatt to announce that it was suddenly breaking off the business relationship. The reason: “The sale of firearms or any similar product.”

The company email said that gun sales violated a section of the service agreement the two signed over four years ago and after Hyatt went into detail about its sales and products -- and name.

“We’ve never seen anything like this,” said Justin Anderson, Hyatt’s marketing director. He said it took a week and thousands of dollars to line up a “gun friendly” credit card processor for online sales.

Right-wing ObamaCare myths debunked

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Man, I hate these stupid, crazy, tea bagging right wingers. So foolish, so uncivilized. They run around screaming like crazed anarchists about how they want to stop Obamacare. Damned idiots don’t realize that the government needs to be involved in our health care decisions; we’re too helpless and feeble to handle it ourselves — unless we’re making the “medical” choice to get an abortion, in which case, THIS IS NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS, YOU GOVERNMENT PIGS. GET OUT! I mean, leave your wallet on the table, ’cause I’m gonna need you to pay for this, but then GET OUT, JERK.

There are many scare tactics being used by the tea baggers in an effort to discredit Obamacare. Personally, I hate scare tactics. You should never let anyone scare you away from supporting socialized medicine, mostly because without it every poor person in the country will get sick and die. Anyway, like I said, I disapprove of scare tactics.

Shocking! Feinstein reverses course on NSA oversight

I'm not sure she actually wants to do this because it is the right thing to do, or if there has been such an uproar that it's just political face-saving.  :

The Obama administration from yesterday’s open hearing looking into the actions of the NSA and its surveillance operations, and from one of its closest allies.  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, had defended the NSA’s operations as crucial and law-abiding, but reversed course yesterday.  Feinstein announced new legislation that would restrict access to phone records, searches, and require more oversight over NSA operations in the future:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and a longtime defender of the National Security Agency, unveiled plans Thursday for legislation designed to rein in some aspects of the NSA’s controversial domestic surveillance programs.

At a rare open hearing of the intelligence panel, Feinstein said her legislation would limit the NSA’s access to the so-called metadata it collects on Americans’ cell phone usage and would seek to codify the legal standard under which such data could be searched by NSA workers.

Thousands around the world pray for imprisoned Boise pastor

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.  Romans 8:35-37

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Hundreds in Idaho, and likely thousands more around the world, gathered Thursday to hold a vigil for Saeed Abedini. In Boise, Saeed's wife, Naghmeh, led the vigil with the help of the family’s pastor from Calvary Chapel in Boise.

Thursday marked the one year anniversary of Saeed Abedini's imprisonment in Iran. He is being held in Iran on what the Iranian government says is a threat to national security. Naghmeh says he's imprisoned for being a Christian.

Since then Saeed’s imprisonment Naghmeh has fought and pleaded with some of the highest government officials in the world asking for her husband's freedom. Earlier this week she was at the United Nations vying for her husband’s freedom.

With no more legal appeals possible, Naghmeh and her Christian brothers and sisters gathered to appeal to a higher power.

"We just pray for him every day," said Maxene Bruek.

Bruek and her husband Harley go to the same church as the Abedinis, but have never met Saeed.

Already IRS Cannot Account for $67 Million From ObamaCare Slush Fund

What would happen if you lost $67 million of your employer's money?  Yep, fired.  At :

The ObamaCare debacle hasn’t even been implemented yet, and :

The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released [Wednesday].

The “Health Insurance Reform Implementation Fund” (HIRIF) was tucked into Obamacare in order to give the IRS money to enforce the tax provisions of the healthcare law. The fund, totaling some $1 billion of taxpayer money, was used to roll out enforcement mechanisms for the approximately 50 tax provisions of Obamacare.

The IRS has been given a central role in imposing ObamaCare.

Check back in a couple of years. Tens of $billions will be vanishing from ObamaCare funds through graft and incompetence.

There are rules in the hard sciences that simply cannot be violated. The same applies to political science. Prominent among them: The larger and more powerful the government, the more corrupt and inefficient it will be.

The Vatican starts to crack down

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Because of her longstanding support for abortion, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), a Catholic, must be denied Communion under the law of the Catholic Church, said Cardinal Raymond Burke, head of the highest court at the Vatican.

Cardinal Burke referenced his remarks about Pelosi to Canon Law--the law  governing the Catholic Church--and specifically , which says those Catholics who obstinately persevere “in manifest grave sin are not to be admitted to Holy Communion.”

“Certainly this is a case when Canon 915 must be applied,” said Cardinal Burke in an , a national Catholic weekly. “This is a person who obstinately, after repeated admonitions, persists in a grave sin--cooperating with the crime of procured abortion--and still professes to be a devout Catholic.”

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N. Idaho school mulls training, arming teachers

It will be interesting to see not only how this turns out, but whether other schools catch on.  :

SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A school board in northern Idaho is considering a new school security policy that includes training and arming district staff and teachers.

The Bonner County Daily Bee reports the proposed policy has emerged after months of study by the Lake Pend Oreille School Board.

Board chairman Steve Youngdahl presented the proposal this week, saying unguarded schools are more attractive targets for mass shootings.

Under the proposal, the district would strategically select and train staff to carry concealed weapons in school and integrate firearms into a broader emergency response and lock-down procedure. Law enforcement would also be notified of the teachers and staff carrying firearms.

Board officials vow to be open and deliberate with the public and parents. The board has scheduled a public forum on the policy next month.

Unwanted segment of the population



by Dr. Radut