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Anticipation grows over Fox teaming with Disney

  It would be one media company to rule them all. Wall Street analysts are frenzied in anticipation of a likely deal between Fox and Disney in which Disney would acquire a major portion of 21st Century Fox Inc. and Rupert Murdoch’s son James would take a senior position at Disney. The possible deal means the Murdoch empire could one […] …

This day in WND history: Is U.S. under God’s judgment?

Isaiah 9:10 prophecy: Is U.S. under God’s judgment?  Dec. 13, 2011: A messianic rabbi from New Jersey stunned audiences nationwide by revealing striking parallels between the fall of ancient Israel and what he suggests are God’s early judgments of America. Jonathan Cahn of the Jerusalem Center-Beth Israel Congregation in Wayne, N.J., said an otherwise obscure passage in the […] …

Disney’s not safe for kids – but you knew that

Disney is no longer safe for our kids Is this news? Conservatives have long been wary of Disney’s kids’ entertainment. (Miley Cyrus? No thank you.) Said one concerned parent in 2011 about Cyrus’s most famous role that began in 2006, “Hannah Montana’s most popular words are ‘Shut up!’ and ‘You idiot!’ I personally would not […] …

The origin of our cherished Christmas traditions

Seeking U.N. sanctions against Iran, Dec. 21, 1979, President Jimmy Carter stated in a speech: “Henry Longfellow wrote a Christmas carol in a time of crisis, the War Between the States, in 1864. Two verses of that carol (‘I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day’) particularly express my thoughts and prayers and, I’m sure, those […] …

Asteroid or aliens? Cigar-shaped object sparks frenzy

Called Oumuamua, it’s an unusual cigar-shaped asteroid believed to be the first interstellar object seen in the solar system. And even though it’s already speeding away from Earth, scientists are examining it to see if it’s emitting any radio waves. If so, some scientists believe it would constitute evidence Oumuamua is actually an alien reconnaissance […] …

Ex-Facebook exec: Social media ‘ripping apart’ society

Chamath Palihapitiya, a former executive at Facebook and a venture capitalist involved in the social networking revolution since its beginning, said he feels “tremendous guilt” for the unintended impact of Facebook and other social networking companies on society. In a recent talk at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, Palihapitiya, a former head of AOL’s instant […] …