Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Gorsuch After Scalia; ISIS madman who beheaded hundreds killed by hit squad...more links

First Things: Gorsuch After Scalia The president’s introduction of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the nation as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia’s death gave us a lift we sorely needed. Finally, something to be at peace about in our public life.

For this former law clerk of Scalia, who would like to see his legacy endure, it felt very good to listen to what Gorsuch had to say behind that White House podium. And for all Americans anxious about our ongoing experiment in self-government, the announcement offered a brief reprieve from our bitter politics of scowls, chaos, and mutual outrage.

This nomination is just one step in a process that will be various shades of ugly much of the time. But when Gorsuch is confirmed as our next Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, the spectacle will move on, and the Court will be strengthened by this new custodian to care for our Constitution and laws.

The confirmation process also holds the potential to be constructive. Opponents will try to pick Gorsuch apart. But he seems to be a man whose center holds. And isn’t it refreshing for us and for our children to see elevated into high public office someone described as “an affable, collegial, unpretentious man with a good sense of humor”?...

Hit squad reportedly kills ISIS madman who beheaded hundreds A notorious ISIS executioner who beheaded hundreds of innocent citizens has been stabbed to death by a hit squad in northwest Iraq....Sayyaf was infamous for collecting the heads of his victims and dumping them in the same hole in the region of al-Khasafa.

Iraqi journalist Muhammad Yawar said: “Abu Sayyaf was one of the scariest executioners in Nineveh… He was a reflection of the brutality of this terrorist group...

5 Egyptian Coptic Christians Brutally Murdered, Their Bodies Found With Throats Slashed   In a span of two weeks, five Coptic Christians in Egypt met exactly the same horrible fate: brutally murdered with their throats slashed.

The killing spree started on Jan. 3 when a Coptic Christian store owner in Alexandria had his throat slashed twice from behind by a Muslim man who later confessed to killing the Christian for selling liquor in his store, the World Watch Monitor (WWM) said in a report.

On Jan. 6, the Coptic Christmas holiday, two more Christians—a 60-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife—were found dead in their beds in northern Egypt. Again, their throats were found slit...

Jan 31, 2017

Just one question:
Carlson: Do you think it is the taking of human life? Abortion?

New video shows Planned Parenthood staffers saying they only do ultrasounds for abortions  The pro-life group Live Action released two new investigative videos Tuesday that depict Planned Parenthood staffers saying that their clinics only offer ultrasounds to women seeking abortions — not women seeking prenatal care.

The first video shows clinic workers telling undercover investigators that they don’t do any ultrasounds for prenatal care....

Midwife’s contract was cancelled because she’s pro-life: now, she’s suing  Swedish midwife Ellinor Grimmark, a Christian who refuses to perform abortions as part of her daily clinical duties, is appealing to a labor tribunal after being turned down for jobs at Region Jönköping clinics on three occasions.

Grimmark has recently filed a lawsuit against the Jonkoping regional health authority and claimed damages for violation of the European Convention on Human Rights and compensation for discrimination. The appeal hearing is currently in progress with a verdict expected in a few weeks.
It all began in 2013 when a women's clinic terminated a contract previously offered to Grimmark before she started her job because she explained that she was unwilling to participate in abortions...

The Milky Way is being pushed through space by a void called the Dipole Repeller   ..."By 3D mapping the flow of galaxies through space, we found that our Milky Way galaxy is speeding away from a large, previously unidentified region of low density. Because it repels rather than attracts, we call this region the Dipole Repeller," explained professor Hoffman. "In addition to being pulled towards the known Shapley Concentration, we are also being pushed away from the newly discovered Dipole Repeller. Thus it has become apparent that push and pull are of comparable importance at our location."...

Jan 31, 2017
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