Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Young Evangelical Leads Delegates in Prayer for Romney During DNC Benediction

TheBlaze Announces New Radio Network

YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds

YouTube Flags Democrats’ Convention Video on Copyright Grounds

While First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech won rave reviews on Twitter Tuesday night, those who got inspired to try to watch the livestream of the convention on or YouTube found the video flagged by copyright claims shortly after it finished.
YouTube, the official streaming partner of the Democratic National Convention, put a copyright blocking message on the livestream video of the event shortly after it ended, which was embedded prominently at and DemConvention2012. Would-be internet viewers saw a message claiming the stream had been caught infringing on the copyright of one of many possible content companies:
This video contains content from WMG, SME, Associated Press (AP), UMG, Dow Jones, New York Times Digital, The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA), Warner Chappell, UMPG Publishing and EMI Music Publishing, one or more of whom have blocked it in your country on copyright grounds. Sorry about that.
When contacted by Wired for comment late Tuesday, Erica Sackin, an Obama campaign staffer who works on digital outreach, had no knowledge of the outage, asked this reporter for the url and then upon seeing the takedown, said, “I’ll have to call you back.”
On Wednesday morning, a campaign spokesman confirmed there was a “technical error on YouTube that inadvertently triggered a copyright message at the end of the live stream Tuesday night,” adding “We do not expect tonight’s coverage will be affected.”


Wonder where hostility to Christianity is surging?

Christian company owners have been ordered by Barack Obama to fund abortions for employees, the federal government has insisted it has a right to set qualifications for ministers churches hire, and eliminating any public references to faith appears to be a national priority.
What has happened in America since John Adams said, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other”?

A new report recently released by the Family Research Council and Liberty Institute confirms that anti-Christian hostility is rising across the nation’s public square, in schools and in government.
“America today would be unrecognizable to our founders. Our first freedom is facing a relentless onslaught from well-funded and aggressive groups and individuals who are using the courts, Congress, and the vast federal bureaucracy to suppress and limit religious freedom,” said a summary of the report from Tony Perkins, president of the FRC, and Kelly Shackelford, president of Liberty Institute.
In fact, “The Obama administration no longer even speaks of freedom of religion; now it is only ‘freedom of worship.’ This radical departure is one that threatens to make true religious liberty vulnerable, conditional, and limited.
“As some have said, it is a freedom ‘only within four walls.’ That is, you are free to worship within the four walls of your home, church, or synagogue, but when you enter the public square the message is, ‘leave your religion at home,’” the report said.
“President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have repeatedly echoed this same message in international forums, acknowledging only a right to the ‘freedom of worship.’ This is no accident and it has huge ramifications.”


How 'Pro-Choice' are Democrats?

The official Democratic Party platform "strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay."

Reason TV talked with Democratic delegates and supporters at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and found that most were on board with the party's strong pro-choice stance. But when pressed to talk about whether or not they were pro-choice in areas of human activity beyond abortion, delegates and supporters seemed less certain and, at times, outright hostile to the notion of increased choice.

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Produced by Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller.

DNC That Says We ‘Belong’ to Gov’t: Fact Check The Gov't is "EMPLOYEES of OURS"

DNC Allegedly Rejects Gifts & Service From Christian Churches Over Pro-Life Views: ‘Spitting in God’s Face’

Some shocking claims are coming from church leaders in Charlotte, North Carolina. Select congregations are alleging that the Democratic National Committee banned dozens of houses of worship from giving gifts and writing letters to convention attendees over the fact that they hold views that run contrary to the party’s platform.

The incident came as a surprise to Charlotte714, a local religious movement comprised of more than 100 churches. Most recently, the group came together to pray for the convention and its participants. As a result of its efforts, 9,000 people joined together in worship and prayer last Sunday, just two days prior to the Democratic National Convention’s launch.

Despite this support, the Democratic Party is purportedly uninterested in what the Christians are offering.
“They told us our views on women’s rights are contrary to the Democratic party platform,” David Benham, lead organizer of the Charlotte714, told FOX News’ Todd Starnes.
Benham explained that 56 churches were hoping to help out during the convention through a special “Adopt-a-Delegation” program. So, they organized gift baskets and penned a letter welcoming delegates to the city; they also offered to help out with childcare, transportation and other related matters.
However, the gift baskets were rejected, the Christians claim. While Benham said the faith leaders were merely trying to “display Southern hospitality,” the efforts fell flat.
“I got a call from the mayor’s office speaking on behalf of the convention and they asked us not to participate,” he told Starnes. “I was blown away and could not believe it.”


Tens of Thousands Remain Powerless, Homeless in Hurricane Isaac's Aftermath

Tens of thousands of people are powerless and thousands remain in emergency shelters nearly a week after Hurricane Isaac swamped the Gulf Coast with a deluge. President Barack Obama met victims on Monday while officials assessed the damage which might cost over $2 billion.

The fading remnants of Isaac have moved east but about 125,000 people were still without power and at least 2,600 people remained in emergency shelters due to floodwaters in Louisiana on Monday.
The National Weather Service has warned that scattered thunderstorms this week might cause frequent lightning and heavy downpours in southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi.
Heat index values are likely to range between 100 and 105 degrees, possibly higher in some locations, putting at risk especially those without power. "We need everyone to take their risk of heat stroke seriously," said Bruce D. Greenstein, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals secretary. "This is a serious condition that can kill you."

Utah Mother Caught Potty Training Daughters At Restaurant Dining Table

LEHI, Utah (CBS Las Vegas) — A woman catches a mother potty training her two daughters at the dining table of a Utah restaurant.

Kimberly Decker posted on her blog this week a photo of a toddler sitting on a potty training toilet at the Thanksgiving Point Deli in Lehi.

“While we sat down to have lunch, I noticed this young Mother was potty training her two twin daughters at the table. It didn’t quite register at first what was happening, but when I took a second glance I realized this is NOT OK! I decided to snap a picture of the whole incident and then later that afternoon as a ‘joke’ I decided to post it on Facebook. I couldn’t believe the response I got,” she wrote.


US Slips Down the Ranks of Global Competitiveness

The United States has slipped further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey released on Wednesday.

The world's largest economy, which was placed 5th last year, fell two positions to the 7th spot - marking its fourth year of decline.
A lack of macroeconomic stability, the business community’s continued mistrust of the government and concerns over its fiscal health were some of the reasons for the downgrade, according to the annual survey. 

"A number of weaknesses are chipping away at its competitiveness...the U.S. fiscal imbalances and continued political deadlock over resolving these challenges," said Jennifer Blanke, Economist at the Geneva-based WEF.
Political deadlock over reducing the unsustainable federal government budget deficit – projected to hit $1.1 trillion this year – prompted Standard & Poor’s to downgrade the country’s credit rating by one notch to AA+ from AAA last August.