It’s hard to convince people gripped by today’s mood of secular gloom that The Sound of Music is a work of abiding artistic genius. The cynic will recall a saccharine musical stretched over almost three hours, involving singing nuns, an impromptu pyjama party, puppet shows and the mawkish strains of Edelweiss. All this soppy madness culminates in a family of nine fleeing from a pack of Nazis, but not before pausing to sing at a music festival. Why would anyone take it seriously? MORE
Arabic media outlets reported Wednesday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei was hospitalized in critical condition, days after a different report indicated doctors had given the ayatollah only two years to live. MORE
A treacherous winter storm reaching from Texas to New England closed schools, canceled more than 4,000 flights and stranded hundreds of drivers overnight in Kentucky, where as much as 23 inches of snow fell.
The snow caused traffic to come to a standstill, with a huge section of the freeway between Elizabethtown and Louisville becoming a virtual parking lot – leaving cars and trucks littered across the roads since 9pm Wednesday night. MORE
At a covert training camp just north of Mosul, ten miles from the front lines with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), the first wave of Assyrian Christian volunteers for the Nineveh Protection Unit (NPU) have just completed boot camp. Funded in part by an Assyrian-American telethon campaign and trained by a handful of freelance U.S. military veterans, around 500 men are set to deploy next week as part of an unorthodox — and unproven — project. MORE
“Absolutely,” Carson said when asked whether he thought homosexuality was a choice. “Because a lot of people who go into prison, go into prison straight straight. And when they come out, they’re gay. So did something happen while they were in there? Ask yourself that question.” MORE
The Villarrica volcano erupted around 3 a.m. local time, according to the National Emergency Office, which issued a red alert and ordered evacuations. Local media showed images of the volcano bursting at the top, glowing in the dark amid heavy smoke and rivers of lava. Authorities worried that mudslides caused by melting snow could endanger nearby communities. MORE – VIDEO
A press release sent to Fox San Antonio last week claims an ordained priest in the San Antonio area will be the first to begin accepting confessions over the social media app ‘Snapchat.’
The release states the confessions will be accepted by @priestDavid from March 2nd through March 16th. MORE
President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu clashed over Iran nuclear diplomacy on Monday on the eve of the Israeli prime minister’s hotly disputed address to Congress, underscoring the severity of U.S.-Israeli strains over the issue.
Even as the two leaders professed their commitment to a strong partnership and sought to play down the diplomatic row, they delivered dueling messages – Netanyahu in a speech to pro-Israeli supporters and Obama in an interview with Reuters – that hammered home their differences on Iran’s nuclear ambitions. MORE – VIDEO
“The reports — like many of the ‘reports’ emerging coincidentally this week about the Iran talks — are completely false,” White House National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said in a statement emailed to The Hill. MORE
Well what do you know, he’s (Novus Ordo) Catholic, stands to reason.
This is defined by Zillow as at least two working-age, unmarried or un-partnered adults living together. So how can someone afford a $4,000 apartment in Santa Monica? Easy, just have two other people living with you and the rent then becomes “affordable” or at least that is the pitch. For many, even finding a roommate is too expensive. Many adults are moving back home: MORE – VIDEO