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Ted Cruz's Dad Calls US a "Christian Nation," Says Obama Should Go "Back to Kenya

Source: Mother Jones

—By David Corn | Thu Oct. 31, 2013 3:00 AM PDT
In April, Rafael Cruz, the father of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), spoke to the tea party of Hood County, which is southwest of Fort Worth, and made a bold declaration: The United States is a "Christian nation." The septuagenarian businessman turned evangelical pastor did not choose to use the more inclusive formulation "Judeo-Christian nation." Insisting that the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution "were signed on the knees of the framers" and were a "divine revelation from God," he went on to say, "yet our president has the gall to tell us that this is not a Christian nation…The United States of America was formed to honor the word of God." Seven months earlier, Rafael Cruz, speaking to the North Texas Tea Party on behalf of his son, who was then running for Senate, called President Barack Obama an "outright Marxist" who "seeks to destroy all concept of God," and he urged the crowd to send Obama "back to Kenya."

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/10/ted-cruz-rafael-father-video-christian-tea-party

>>>And the GOP thinks Cruz is the answer in '16? Hillary would win without even leaving her house to campaign.
There's a lot to read in the article. And all of it would bite Cruz in the ass if he decides to run. What a joke.

Detroit mailman saves familys burning home, continues his route.

He won't admit it but one Detroit neighborhood mailman is a hero now. "I wouldn't say a hero," Darrian Crutcher says, hoping to set the record straight. But others see it differently.

Tuesday morning Detroit firefighters responded to a house fire on Stansbury Street. When they arrived they found Crutcher upstairs putting the fire out with the home's garden hose.

Read more: http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/23760643/detroit-mailman-saves-burning-house-continues-on-delivery-route#ixzz2iq0yRgV8

Great story!

FLA cop gives admitted shoplifter $100 to buy groceries

Source: aol.com

The central mission of police work is to uphold the law. But police officers are also human beings, and so can find themselves confronted with situations that force them to ask the question -- should I really just look the other way? As south Florida outlet WSVN reported, Florida police officer Vicki Thomas recently found herself dealing with that very dilemma when she discovered a woman was shoplifting from a supermarket simply because she couldn't afford to buy food for her children.

Thomas did arrest Jessica Robles on a theft misdemeanor charge, but opted against booking her and taking her to jail. Instead, she gave her a notice to appear in court. And then Thomas handed her $100 so she could buy more groceries.

Read more: http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2013/10/22/florida-cop-gives-shoplifter-grocery-money/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000058

A good deed from a cop; a welcome change from what we usually read.

Battery stored power sparks backlash from utilities


>>>>>California’s three biggest utilities are sparring with their own customers about systems that store energy from the sun, opening another front in the battle that’s redefining the mission of electricity generators.
Edison International (EIX), PG&E Corp. and Sempra Energy (SRE) said they’re putting up hurdles to some battery backups wired to solar panels because they can’t be certain the power flowing back to the grid from the units is actually clean energy.<<<<<

Imagine what these systems will be like in another decade? Its very exciting to me!

Gulf states to introduce medical testing on travelers to 'detect' gay people and stop them

Source: Daily Mail UK

A medical test being developed by Kuwait will be used to 'detect' homosexuals and prevent them from entering the country – or any of the Gulf Cooperation Countries (GCC), according to a Kuwaiti government official.
GCC member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates – already deem homosexual acts unlawful.
This controversial stance is being toughened, with members of the LGBT community stopped at the border and banned from entering the country, according to Yousouf Mindkar, the director of public health at the Kuwaiti health ministry.

He told Kuwait newspaper Al Rai: ‘Health centres conduct the routine medical check to assess the health of the expatriates when they come into the GCC countries. However, we will take stricter measures that will help us detect gays who will be then barred from entering Kuwait or any of the GCC member states.’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449051/Gulf-states-introduce-medical-testing-travellers-detect-gay-people-stop-entering-country.html

This is more suited for "The Onion". Sadly, it's not a satire. Unbelievable.

Good for them!

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