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Jim discusses the August 1 Bitcoin fork and his thoughts on how it will affect the value of the digital currency. What Trump should do now after firing Reince Priebus, one thing not to miss if you travel to New Orleans, the strategic error of Russia sanctions, Kim Jung Un continues to launch missiles, and a new text scam coming to your telephone. Read more →


For Catholics, it is one of the holiest sites in the world, but was Fatima a miracle or a deception? L.A. Marzulli discusses his new movie and the controversial events surrounding the 1917 Marian apparitions in Portugal. Marzulli also discusses the news report of a new scientific study that concludes that ancient humans had sex with 'non humans.' Is this scientific proof of the Genesis 6 account? Why the present DNA manipulation and life extension technologies bring closer than ever to the return of Christ. Do the Serpent and Circle Mounds provide evidence of an advanced non-human race? Read more →


For years now, a roadside memorial honoring America’s military veterans, and characterized by a rich assembly of U.S. flags, has decorated a portion of King County, Washington. As with practically all such roadside memorials, this one was erected by local residents, and thus unofficial. No matter. It was popular, and certainly well-known throughout the area. Accordingly, local authorities saw no reason to dismantle it, and so there it remained. Until recently. The county received a single complaint from an area resident who claimed to find the memorial display to be “offensive.” So what happened next? Road crews were dispatched to... Read more →


You have to admit…the political headlines are getting more unusual in the U.S. with each passing day. Did anyone really think years ago that Donald Trump would actually become President of the United States? And accomplish that feat by getting the best of Hillary Clinton? Well, this might be even more remarkable, in a way. The musician known as Kid Rock, who shot to fame as a rapper and managed to successfully transition that popularity over to the genres of Southern rock and country, is giving serious consideration to running for U.S. Senate in Michigan as a Republican against Democratic... Read more →


ESPN’s number one agenda these days seems to be reminding real sports fans that the network is essentially unwatchable. As reported by The Daily Caller, last Tuesday, an edition of the network’s daily, flagship Sportscenter program…which is supposed to be a reasonably straightforward sports news show…turned hyper-leftist-political AGAIN when one commentator took up for currently-unemployed NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and did so making a thoroughly bizarre assertion, even for ESPN. Reporter Josina Anderson is clearly upset that Colin Kaepernick has yet to land another job in the league, never mind last year’s underwhelming numbers, when he went 1-10 as starter... Read more →


Did you happen to see this? Americans are having less sex nowadays, and it seems that the ready availability of technology may be the culprit. A study recently published in Archives of Sexual Behavior (there’s apparently a journal for everything), and reported on by Fortune, says that American adults in the 2010s are having less sex than they were in the 1990s. Does that surprise you? If so, then perhaps you’ll be less surprised after hearing what the study’s authors believe to be the reason for the decline: entertainment on demand. According to one of the researchers, Jean Twenge, “Entertainment... Read more →


Donald Trump’s White House has clearly had it with the all the leaks coming from its Office of Communications, and has hired a pit bull, in the form of Anthony Scaramucci, to bring everyone in line. Scaramucci, who first made his bones as an investment banker, turned to politics full time after the 2016 election, joining the Trump administration in January as Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs. On July 21, he was named White House Director of Communications. Known as a man of action with an acutely abrasive style, Scaramucci, in his new... Read more →


We clearly live in an era when life - at least for those of us who live in the developed world - couldn’t be any easier. For example, technological evolution has made it such that very little physical effort is required any longer to do many jobs. While that’s pretty nifty for most of us, bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell wants you to know that even if the way in which specifics tasks are done is easier and requires less physical effort, one thing will never change: the substantial amount of work ultimately required to realize genuine success. “There is no... Read more →


Chicago’s outrageous and ongoing problem with criminal gun violence is prompting the women of that city to take up arms in the interest of defending themselves, and a great many of the ladies are African-American, a particularly at-risk demographic in the city, presently. As reported by the South China Morning Post, Chicago-area women are buying firearms and joining gun clubs as the deadly climate there continues to prevail, and authorities clearly remain unable to get any sort of handle on it. Through the middle of July, there had been 1,557 shootings and 369 people murdered in Chicago, and, according to... Read more →


Now that O.J. Simpson will be regaining his freedom, in a fashion, there is surely a great deal on his “to-do” list, and one of those items may be a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. After all, there’s nothing stopping him from attending the annual enshrinement ceremonies to which so many past inductees go each year; not even any kind of prohibition against his attendance mandated by the Hall…because, it seems, the folks there are perfectly fine with Simpson showing up. According to an article over at ESPN.com, when asked if Simpson might attend... Read more →


As the pace of the world becomes ever-faster, the battle to successfully achieve the right balance between work and life is more difficult to win. But is it truly as tough as it appears? An article over at USA Today suggests “maybe not,” and outlines several ideas to putting the balance back more in your favor. What’s of particular note is that these ideas are simple, at least in concept, but when you think through their potential, each offers significant benefits in the realm of saving time that can go a long way to allowing you to breathe much easier... Read more →


How many people do you think believe abortion to be wrong? If your principal sources of news are a part of the so-called mainstream media, the number is likely very small. After all, the popular narrative, or what we are led to believe is the popular narrative, suggests that those with anti-abortion views are in the distinct minority, and are, essentially, dinosaurs…relics from a time long passed. Except that’s not true. An item over at NewsBusters.org tells of the results of a recent Gallup Poll on abortion, results that indicate the number of Americans who consider abortion to be “morally... Read more →


Are we really going to be able to say that we lived in the age when autonomous, battlefield combat robots became a reality? Apparently. As reported by New Atlas, legendary Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, has announced that it will shortly bring such machines to life, quite literally. The director of Kalashnikov Group Communications, Sofiya Ivanova, said recently that the company “will unveil a range of products based on neural networks,” and that this will take place in the “imminent future.” As a matter of fact, “a fully automated combat module featuring this technology is planned to... Read more →


Although it is certainly fair to accuse China of representing the pot calling the kettle black in this case, it is still worth a mention that pop music mega-star Justin Bieber has been banned from performing in the country because of his “bad behavior,” as the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Culture noted on its official web page. From the bureau’s website: “Justin Bieber is a young foreign singer who is talented at singing but also controversial. Therefore, it’s not appropriate to bring in artists who show bad behavior. However, in the process of growing up and improving his words and... Read more →


Wonder Woman has been deemed a problem for Tunisians. Or, more precisely, the Israeli star of the blockbuster film, Gal Gadot, has been deemed a problem. In fact, she is such a problem, apparently, that the film has been banned by a Tunisian court from being shown anywhere in the country, according to the Independent. The court weighed in following a complaint from the Al-Chaab nationalist party in Tunis. Al-Chaab had demanded the film be banned because of a Facebook post made by Gadot back in 2014. The post, which subsequently went viral, was a message of support for the... Read more →