What is One America News Network?


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What is One America News Network?

Wikipedia:

“One America News Network (abbreviated as OAN, commonly referred to as One America News) is an American cable news television channel that is owned by the Herring Networks, Inc. The network is headquartered in San Diego, California, and operates a news bureau in Washington, D.C. Originally envisioned as a conservative news network, OAN’s stated focus is delivering a credible source of national and international news 24/7. OAN also features political analysis programming and political talk shows, along with network special documentary-style reports; its news coverage attempts to maintain objectivity while its political shows illustrate a stronger conservative lean.

“The channel was launched on July 4, 2013.”

Recently, an anchor on One America News gave a lengthy editorial on the Middle East and ISIS.  TYT Network discusses it.

http://www.inquisitr.com/2269540/tomi-lahren-conservative-anchor-becomes-overnight-sensation-after-viral-obama-rant/

Geraldo Rivera Threatens To Knock Out Fellow Fox Host Eric Bolling


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In a fit of melodrama, pundit Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox News’ show “The Five” on Monday and threatened to “knock out” fellow paid host Eric Bolling during an argument about Donald Trump’s comments about immigration, writes CNN.

Geraldo Rivera plays the paid liberal on the show.

The other four are generally right-wing conservatives, rounding out “The Five.”

Earlier, co-host Jesse Watters referred to President Barack Obama a “skinny community organizer.”

They then spoke about the killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant, and Rivera accused Trump of using her death as a platform to speak on illegal immigration.

“It is exploiting and sensationalizing,” Rivera said.

“From a guy who exploits and sensationalizes everything,” Bolling interjected.

“Are you talking to me?” Rivera asked, using his best Taxi Driver impersonation.  Rivera is known for his sensational news and talk shows.  “You’re lucky that you’re my friend. I’d knock you out right now…” he said.

(Updated article)

Who Was Dr. George Tiller?


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According to NPR, on the morning of May 31st, 2009, a Wichita, Kansas doctor who performed late-term abortions – Dr. George Tiller – was shot at his church.

Several hours later, the shooter Scott Roeder was arrested as he was driving toward Kansas City.

At his trial, Roeder admitted killing Tiller. “I did what I thought was needed to be done to protect the children. I shot him,” Roeder said.

Roeder was convicted of first-degree murder and given an enhanced sentence of 50 years.

Tiller’s clinic had been previously bombed in 1986, and in 1993, Tiller was shot in both arms. There had also been a “massive effort organized by the Pro-Life Action Network and Operation Rescue” in 1991 where anti-abortionist protested at three clinics that provided abortion services in the area. The main protest area was at Dr. Tiller’s clinic, and thousands poured in from across the country, states NPR.

“They did everything, they laid down,” says former district attorney Nola Foulston. “They wouldn’t walk. The officers had to carry them. They cried that there was brutal treatment.”

The protests were repeated 10 years later in 2001. The presence of “sidewalk counselors” near the clinic’s driveway continued almost on a daily basis.

But in the years before his death, Tiller did not shy away from the gates of his clinic nor from the media coverage, including from Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly, who nicknamed him “Tiller the baby killer.” Through it all, Tiller remained defiant and vocal, according to NPR.

Even many Christians do not agree with the shooting of Dr. Tiller.  The below editorial is from Christianity Today after the earlier, 1993 shooting of Tiller.

“A dangerous phrase is floating about pro-life circles these days. Following the murder of Dr. David Gunn and the shooting of Dr. George Tiller, extremists have rationalized those violent acts by calling them justifiable homicide. Fortunately, most people in the pro-life movement intuitively reject attempts to justify the murder of abortionists. But instinct may not serve us well in emotionally compelling situations. We must also think through the reasons for rejecting deadly violence in the abortion struggle.

“The logic for justifiable homicide runs like this: If a crazed killer enters your home and threatens the lives of your children, you are justified in grabbing your deer-hunting rifle and shooting the intruder. Likewise, these extremists argue, you are justified in using deadly force to stop a doctor known to be a “serial killer” of fetuses from murdering more.

“There are several assumptions in this argument that are worth examining. First, it is assumed one should try to kill a potential killer in order to prevent more killing. But the church has long recognized that the intent to kill is always sinful. The Christian may feel obliged to attempt to stop a madman with an AK-47. And that attempt may result in death. But moral theologians have applied the term justifiable homicide only to that killing which is an unintended secondary effect. The intent must be to protect the innocent. Disabling a killer—whether by hitting him with an unabridged dictionary or by shooting him with a bullet—may result in his death. But it is not permissible under the law of Christ for an individual acting alone to intend to kill another human being.

“Second, the analogy requires us to believe that the guilt of an intentional killing can be outweighed by preventing other, unknown, as-yet-not-committed evil acts. Christian ethicists have taught that we are not justified in committing a known evil in order to achieve a good end. Just as we do not cheat on our taxes in order to give more money to missions, we do not murder abortionists in order to bring more babies to term. The end does not justify the means.

“Shooting an abortionist, then, is unlike incidental killing in the defense of one’s family: it involves premeditation and sinful intention…

http://www.npr.org/2014/05/31/316715581/abortion-services-return-to-town-where-george-tiller-was-murdered

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2003/marchweb-only/3-17-32.0.html

Strange ‘ISIS Beheading Video’ From HSBC Bank


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Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world.

Recently, HSBC has been ordered to pay a record 40 million Swiss francs and been given a final warning by the Geneva authorities for “organizational deficiencies” which allowed money laundering to take place in the bank’s Swiss subsidiary.

The settlement means the Swiss will not prosecute HSBC or publish the findings of their investigation into alleged aggravated money laundering. However, Geneva’s chief prosecutor, Olivier Jornot, cautioned that the bank was on notice, saying: “This is an excuse which will only apply once,” writes the British newspaper The Guardian.

Recently (and defiantly?) a group of HSBC bankers decided to do a fake ISIS beheading video which has been leaked to the public.

Attorney General Backs Clerks Who Refuse To Marry Same Sex Couples


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The Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Sunday that county clerks can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based on religious objections to gay marriage.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/29/paxton-state-workers-can-deny-marriage-licenses-same-sex-couples/29456745/

Romney Voters Like The Duggars More Than The Obamas

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People who voted for Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in the last election have a higher opinion of the scandal-plagued Duggar family than of President Barack Obama, writes Talking Points Memo.

A survey by the firm Public Policy Polling found that 67 percent of respondents who voted for Romney in 2012 said they had a higher opinion of the family from channel TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting.” Just 12 percent of Romney voters said they had a higher opinion of the President than the Duggars.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ppp-poll-obama-duggars-romney

http://www.mediaite.com/online/shocker-romney-voters-like-the-duggars-way-more-than-they-do-the-obamas/

Dr. Keith Ablow On Fox


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According to Wikipedia, Keith Russell Ablow is an American psychiatrist, author and television personality. He is also a contributor on psychiatry for Fox News Channel. Recently, Ablow made some questionable comments on Fox News about transgender people.

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/06/foxs-keith-ablow-thinks-lying-about-his-age-is-a-hilarious-new-way-to-mock-transgender-people/

Who Is Larry Lessig?


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Larry Lessig is a professor at Harvard Law School who has been instrumental in the fight for getting money out of politics (campaign finance reform).

Wikipedia states:

“Lawrence ‘Larry’ Lessig (born June 3, 1961) is an American academic and political activist. He is a proponent of reduced legal restrictions on copyright, trademark, and radio frequency spectrum, particularly in technology applications, and he has called for state-based activism to promote substantive reform of government with a Second Constitutional Convention.  In May 2014, he launched a crowd-funded political action committee which he termed Mayday PAC with the purpose of electing candidates to Congress who would pass campaign finance reform.

“Lessig is director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University and a professor of law at Harvard Law School. Previously, he was a professor of law at Stanford Law School and founder of the Center for Internet and Society. Lessig is a founding board member of Creative Commons and the founder of Rootstrikers, and is on the board of MapLight.  He is on the advisory boards of the Democracy Café, Sunlight Foundation, and Americans Elect.  He is a former board member of the Free Software Foundation, Software Freedom Law Center, and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.”

Could Lessig be a good write-in candidate for President of the United States?

(Updated article)

Is The U.S. Media Accurately Portraying Obamacare And The King v. Burwell Lawsuit Against It?


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By the end of June, the Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in King v. Burwell, the case that centers on whether the Internal Revenue Service can allow payment of Affordable Care Act subsidies to individuals enrolled in the federal exchange.

The lawsuit is widely considered to be based on a technicality. The actual law reads “state exchanges” as opposed to “federal exchange.”

Should the Court rule against the Obama administration, subsidies no longer would be available to individuals who purchased coverage through HealthCare.gov, the federal website, in the 34 states that chose not to establish their own state-based exchanges, writes The Daily Signal.

It also would mean the Obamacare employer mandate would be effectively unenforceable, according to The Daily Signal.

Things would probably get ugly if that happens. Democrats would probably go on the offensive, blaming Republicans for “every case of a person who lost coverage just before giving birth, or having another round of chemo,” according to nhpr.org.

Some people – such as Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin – have said, however, that King v. Burwell may not destroy Obamacare, because Congress would feel compelled to legislate a fix with a bill.

http://dailysignal.com/2015/06/02/theres-broad-public-support-for-congress-to-reduce-insurance-costs-in-response-to-king-v-burwell/

http://nhpr.org/post/4-reasons-both-parties-should-be-sweating-bullets-over-king-v-burwell

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/244369-gop-fears-it-will-win-obamacare-court-battle

Is ‘Manspreading’ An Arrestable Offense?


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“‘Manspreading’ — the act of a someone, usually a man, taking up two subway seats by spreading his legs — has rankled many train passengers for years. It became enough of an annoyance that the Metropolitan Transit Authority in New York put anti-manspreading public service announcements on subway cars,” writes The Huffington Post.

Is the campaign against “manspreading” left-wing? Right-wing? Is it “anti-man?” Can women get arrested for it?

Or is it “anti-poor?”

(Updated article)

http://www.breitbart.com/london/2015/06/02/war-on-men-first-arrests-for-manspreading-on-new-york-subway/

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