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Joshua Cooley in Fox News: The NFL training that produces remarkable results, but is often overlooked

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By Joshua Cooley for Fox News | Image from Fox

When the calendar turns to August, things change drastically for NFL players. Goodbye, sleeping in. Goodbye, hobbies. Goodbye, social life. Hello, training camp.

NFL training camps are brutal. Starting in late July, players go full-throttle to get ready for a grueling four-month regular season that everyone hopes will extend into a January playoff run.

The Super Bowl LII champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, hold training camp just a few blocks from Lincoln Financial Field, their home stadium. Even though camp is close to home for many players, the days are still long. Many arrive as early as 6:30 a.m. and don’t leave until 8:30 p.m., with just one day off a week.

Everything in training camp is extremely regimented. Players work with position coaches, drill on techniques, hold scrimmages, lift weights, watch film, hold meetings with their position groups, meet with their larger units – and then do it again . . . and again . . . and again. Continue reading…

Health Care Sharing Gives Christians the Gift of Bearing Each Other’s Burdens

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By Dan Celia for The Christian Post

Even though America’s health care system is still in crisis, headlines have taken a backseat to other news. Regardless of the coverage, more than 1 million people are dropping off the rolls of the “Affordable” Care Act this year alone. Given high premiums, some people are choosing instead to purchase catastrophic plans, but it’s becoming clear that such plans don’t cover what many believe they do.

American health care becomes more expensive year after year, while at the same time, insurance companies make billions of dollars annually. Additionally, Americans’ taxpaying dollars are being used as a gift to insurance companies just for participating in health insurance exchanges. Health care coverage is covering fewer and fewer things, with higher and higher deductibles, while more and more doctors and hospitals are electing not to perform certain surgeries and other procedures based on diminished reimbursement from the government and insurance companies. Continue reading…

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American Family Association’s Tim Wildmon in The Christian Post: Trump Driving Liberals Crazy

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By Tim Wildmon for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

President Donald J. Trump is a lightning rod attracting high energy bolts—even when it’s sunny outside.

The political left absolutely despises Trump. So much so that some are even calling for physical confrontation with anyone associated with his administration when they are found out in public. What used to be called respect for those with whom you disagree is no more. The gloves are off in American politics and what we have now is bare-knuckled street fighting where there doesn’t seem to be any rules.

If I could point to the day everything changed it would be the “resistance” march In Washington, D.C., the day after the inauguration. It was on that day, in front of the world, that pop singer Madonna took the microphone, let fly a few obscenities and then said this: “Yes, I’m angry. Yes, I am outraged. Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”

And the crowd cheered.

The so-called progressives in the media, in Hollywood and in pop culture hate President Trump so much there is now something called Trump Derangement Syndrome. TDS is when one’s hatred for the president causes a person to be unable to have a civil conversation about the merits of a Trump statement or policy because Trump himself is pure evil, and nothing he does deserves anything but scorn and “resistance.” Continue reading…

Dan Celia in Townhall |It’s Time to Focus on Market Certainties

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By Dan Celia for | Image from Townhall

According to the Stock Trader’s Almanac, August ranks as one of the weakest months of the year for major indexes. This is according to data that goes back to 1950.

In my opinion, almost everything happening that is negative in the markets is political in nature. The hatred for this president continues to grow stronger and stronger as the economy gets better. This president is exposing the incompetence of past administrations and bringing to light, with no apologies, American exceptionalism.

He has reminded us that we can do manufacturing again, that we can have GDP growth over 3 percent, that we can have full employment and opportunities for workers, and that high school and college graduates can actually get a job in the field they studied, with a part-time labor force quickly turning into a full-time labor force. Plus, Americans in minority groups can enjoy the same low unemployment rate as everyone else, where poverty rates continue to decrease as opposed to increasing every month.

We as Americans can stand proudly knowing that our president is fighting every day for the good of the American people, the American way and American economic strength we can be proud of. Hence, the reasons for negativity in the markets are built and born out of a continued growth in the hatred for this president—not on the underlying fundamentals of the economy. Continue reading…

Sam Rohrer in The Christian Post: Human Trafficking Disguised as Immigration at the Border

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By Sam Rohrer for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post

While the mainstream media has reported what they believe to be a tragedy—the brief separation of immigrant children and parents illegally in the U.S.—that’s not the real story. The real story is what is happening to thousands of children, whether born here, naturalized or undocumented, who wind up in a form of slavery that should provoke moral outrage from all.

The United States is now a destination country and global slavery auction for thousands of men, women and children trafficked from all areas of the world, usually for the purposes of sexual and labor exploitation. Lured from their homes with false promises of well-paying jobs, they are forced into prostitution, domestic servitude, farm or factory labor, or other types of forced labor. Continue reading…

Elizabeth Yore in | Death by a Thousand Cuts

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By Elizabeth Yore for | Image from Townhall

Last month, a 10-year-old Somali girl bled to death as a direct result of being subjected to female genital mutilation. In Somalia, FGM is not outlawed and is universally practiced, despite its enormous serious health consequences.

The 10-year-old was rushed to a local hospital and Dr. Abdirahman Omar Hassan, the doctor who treated her, described her injuries:

“Her whole female genital tract had been removed…it’s type 4 FGM,” he said. “She was brought in two days after they cut her, she was already infected with tetanus. I have never seen this kind of mutilation. And I have treated many bad FGM cases here because it is so common. She was bleeding and convulsing. We tried to save her, but she died an hour later.”

In Somalia, the cruel reality is that 98 percent of girls are subjected to FGM. In 2016, it was reported that Britain has the highest number of Somalis in Europe with over 98,000 Somalis residing in Britain. Across the Atlantic, the Somali population is estimated to be as high as 150,000 in the U.S. The reality is that immigrants bring their ancient practices with them when they migrant to a new country. Continue reading…

Timothy Plan in Townhall Finance | Biblically Responsible Investors See Comparable Returns—Or Better

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By Robert Knight for Townhall Finance

When it comes to obeying the Lord in every aspect of their lives, tens of thousands of Christians around the country ensure that their finances also honor God. For those who are committed to Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI), it is of upmost important to honor God by aligning their investments with their values.

But does this mean sacrificing their return on investment? Certainly not. In fact, a considerable body of research indicates that investors do not have to compromise their bottom lines while engaging in BRI and may even reap higher returns in some cases. Continue reading…

Chasing Russian Ghosts, While Ignoring Modern Threats

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By Brigitte Gabriel for The Christian Post | Image from Christian Post / Wikimedia

After almost two years of an investigation initiated with a false campaign hit piece, the Democrat party continues its valiant quest to slay a dragon that doesn’t exist. In fairness, when your party’s midterm campaign strategy is rooted in the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), what else do you have to go on?

The inception of the fake Russia collusion investigation immediately following the election of President Donald Trump was infuriating, but unsurprising. How else would the Democrat party and mainstream media (one in the same) explain away the all-out rejection of their narrative and worldview? Continue reading…

Are We Separating Our Faith From Our Finances?

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By Dan Celia for The Christian Post

Many of us are able to work for most of our lives because God has provided wonderful opportunities to earn a living. We may not always work in a job that we particularly love, but out of our obligation to provide for our family and to be a contributing member of society, we endure each day, doing whatever God has given us the opportunity to do.

Along the way, we know we are to do all things unto Christ and should have an attitude of gratefulness as we work. Why, then, do so many have fear about the money we earn each week? There is the fear of losing it, or the fear of not having enough—perhaps the fear of whether we are investing it properly or fear of not being able to pay our debts. Continue reading…