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Lawmakers says the darndest things:

An Idaho Republican said a proposed ban on faith-healing could violate the religious rights of her constituents – many of whom eschew medical care for themselves and their families.

“They have a clear understanding of what the role of government should be – (and it) isn’t how to tell me how to live my life,” said state Rep. Christy Perry (R-Nampa).

Legislation limiting a faith exemption for medical care in the state’s child neglect law was proposed after a string of preventable child deaths in Marsing among members of the Followers of Christ Church….

“Children do die,” Perry said. “I’m not trying to sound callous, but (reformers) want to act as if death is an anomaly. But it’s not — it’s a way of life.” […]

Perry said faith healers are caring parents who simply trust in God’s will.“They are comforted by the fact that they know their child is in heaven,” Perry said. “If I want to let my child be with God, why is that wrong?”

"Why is that wrong?"

At the town hall meeting where Rep. Barry Loudermilk shared his views on vaccines and IEDs along the southern border last week, he also fielded a question from a constituent who claimed that the Muslim Brotherhood has “penetrated our government” and is “in the Department of Homeland Security.”

The Georgia Republican responded that the while the House would like to investigate such Muslim Brotherhood infiltration of the government, it has been stonewalled by the Obama administration.

Loudermilk said that part of the problem was people like Attorney General Eric Holder, who the House voted in 2012 to hold in contempt. He told his constituents that members of the House had considered arresting Attorney General Eric Holder at last month’s State of the Union address, but were counseled by attorneys that “some other things were going on” in the case of Holder.

Loudermilk went on to insist that he was particularly worried about the “White House access” of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which he suggested was a Muslim Brotherhood group (and mistakenly called the Center for Islamic American Studies).

I Had No Idea I Was Capable of Such Savagery

Last week, I posted about a resolution passed by the Winfield City Council in Alabama — suggested and endorsed by Mayor Randy Price (below) — which declared Winfield a “City Under God” with God as the city’s “owner.”

Price wasn’t happy with the fact that I drew a lot of attention to his illegal action.I’m not surprised that conservative Christians would want this sort of resolution to go under the radar so they don’t have to answer to the media or non-Christian constituents, but I had no idea they’d accuse me of torturing and killing someone.Enter Jennifer LeClaire of Charisma News:


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Yes or No to AV?

What is the AV Voting System?

Well, the Alternative Voting System is a system in which the candidates is ranked in numerical order, in which specifically we are therefore able to cast a second vote on how many members of a specific county/region is allowed to go through to Parliament.

Why Yes to AV?

They say that the AV Voting System will cause more Coalition Governments, which means broader minds and more opinions and that MPs will have to work harder for they will have to secure 50% of the votes to gain a seat in the Constituency. Sounds like hard work for them doesn’t it?

But…why No to AV?

Well I mentioned earlier that more Coalition Governments will be created as the result of the AV Voting System, would this be a good thing? Deals behind closed doors…not a very good thing, in my opinion. And do you really want your last preference to have the same meaning as your first preference? Would you want the third-best candidate running the country you live in?

Have you decided on whether to vote YES or NO for AV?

Victor Biaka-Boda, a lawyer and former witch doctor who represented Ivory Coast in the French Senate, was the only senator ever eaten by his constituents. In January 1950 he returned home to campaign for re-election. He set out on a tour and was never seen again. His belongings and a pile of bones were found near the village of Bouaflé on January 28th. After two years of investigation, the French overseas ministry determined that Biaka-Boda had been eaten by cannibals among his constituents.

The Myth Of Barog Tunnel – Shimla

The Myth Of Barog Tunnel – Shimla

Sometimes the stories related to a so-called haunted place get so mixed up that rather than being a legend, it all starts to sound like a fairy tale. As the word gets passed on from person to person, generation to generation, people keep adding their own spice to it and pretty soon, even something already as fictional as a ghost story starts to sound even more childish. One such legend or myth is…

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