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  • Canada’s “feminist” Trudeau continues to court Iran despite its oppression of women

    03/22/2018 12:45:27 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 3 replies ^ | 03/22/2018 | Christine Douglass-Williams
    Iran’s theocracy represents the antithesis of Canada’s liberal democracy, as it violently constrains its citizens’ speech, movement and religious observance, and deliberately enforces barriers to gender equality. While Canada does not, and should not, limit its interactions only to states that share its ideals, neither should we actively seek to court and reward governments that sponsor terrorism, repress their own people and arbitrarily arrest, torture and kill our citizens. Any dealings with such countries need to be part of a larger framework that reflects our values and protects our interests. Trudeau is an avowed feminist and human rights defender, but...
  • Governor Rauner Shows Political Courage in Illinois

    03/22/2018 12:42:40 PM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeanne Ives and Governor Bruce Rauner It isn't often that you see political courage shown in Illinois. Illinois is a deep blue state that has very restrictive gun control laws. Chicago politicians are all to eager to curry favor with the national media and to go-along to get-along with the anti-Second Amendment agenda. Illinois politics is dominated by Chicago. Governor Bruce Rauner went against the flow and the enormous power wielded by the network media. He vetoed an expensive and ineffective bill, SB 1657, designed to make gun sales more difficult in Illinois, at least for small dealers.  From...
  • CNN’s Jeff Zucker Calls Fox News ‘Propaganda Machine’

    03/22/2018 12:39:01 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 15 replies
    CNN’s Jeff Zucker Calls Fox News ‘Propaganda Machine’ [Privacy Badger has replaced this AddThis button.] By Chris Ariens on Mar. 22, 2018 - 2:31 CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker pulled no punches when asked about one of his cable news competitors today. Zucker called Fox News “State run TV” and “worse than TASS,” which is Russia’s state-run news agency. Zucker made the comments at the FT’s Future of News event today in New York City. Echoing the comments of former Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters, Zucker called Fox News a “propaganda machine.”

    03/22/2018 12:34:15 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 10 replies
    Industrialization, low birth rate. The trends are all there. Meanwhile 3rd world nations have a high birth rate, particularly Muslim nations. When children are a poor persons wealth you will have many. It was not too long ago when farming communities had 10 children on the farm hoping half of them lived. Longer lives are now guaranteed and one doesn't need to work as hard. Can we continue to grow without a higher birth rate as well as live with Islam?
  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...

    03/22/2018 12:30:09 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 7 replies ^ | 03/22/2018 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic sociologist Stephen Bullivant has issued a detailed report on the state of Christianity in Europe. It is not encouraging. Bullivant, who teaches at St. Mary’s University, outside of London, is director of the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society. The report, “European Young Adults and Religion,” measured religious practice and affiliation in 22 countries; the data were taken from a survey of those aged 16-29. The proportion of young adults with no religious affiliation ranges from a high of 91 percent in the Czech Republic to a low of 17 percent in Poland. Following the Czech Republic are...
  • Citigroup restricts gun sales by business customers

    03/22/2018 12:28:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 11 replies
    Citigroup is putting new restrictions on how and when its corporate clients can sell guns. The company said Thursday that it will bar companies that it does business with from selling guns to people under the age of 21 and require customers to undergo background checks for all firearm purchases. Citigroup (C) also banned its clients from selling high-capacity magazines and bump stocks, a gun accessory that was used by the shooter that murdered more than 50 people in Las Vegas in October. Powered by The news was reported earlier by The New York Times and confirmed by...
  • ‘Picked Apart by Vultures’: The Last Days of Stan Lee

    03/22/2018 12:27:04 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast via MSN ^ | 21 March 2018 | Mark Ebner
    You might expect Stan Lee, at age 95, to be enjoying the fruits of his many labors: Marvel Comics, the company he served as the former president and chairman of, dominates popular culture. Characters he co-created — among them Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, and the Avengers — are household names. He’s a comics legend, with his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. When Marvel sold to Disney in 2010 for $4 billion, he personally pocketed a cool $10 million, and tours the world as its ambassador emeritus. And midway through his tenth decade, Black Panther, based on a...
  • Woman arrested in McDonald's attack over incorrect biscuit (video)

    03/22/2018 12:16:45 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies ^ | 3/20/2018 | Sheldon Dutes
    GLENDALE, Wis. — An incorrect order at a Glendale McDonald's restaurant over the weekend led a customer to shove a teen employee into a fryer, police said. It happened Sunday morning at the restaurant on Port Washington Road. The female customer was arrested Wednesday, Glendale police said. "Instead of acting like most people would act, she lost it," Glendale Officer Todd Lynch said. The surveillance video released to WISN 12 NEWS shows the customer receiving her order at the drive-thru window. Instead of receiving the bacon biscuit she wanted, the customer mistakenly received a sausage biscuit. She's seen tossing the...
  • What happens when an algorithm cuts your health care

    03/22/2018 12:13:19 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Verge ^ | 21 March 2018 | Colin Lecher
    ....Algorithmic tools like the one Arkansas instituted in 2016 are everywhere from health care to law enforcement, altering lives in ways the people affected can usually only glimpse, if they know they’re being used at all. Even if the details of the algorithms are accessible, which isn’t always the case, they’re often beyond the understanding even of the people using them, raising questions about what transparency means in an automated age, and concerns about people’s ability to contest decisions made by machines. {snip} ...Arkansas has said the previous, human-based system was ripe for favoritism and arbitrary decisions. “We knew there...
  • Rep Jordan on Spending Bill: ‘The American People Didn’t Elect Democrats to Control Congress (tr)

    03/22/2018 12:05:39 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 22, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Freedom Caucus vice chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) slammed GOP leadership for allowing what is predicted to be the passage of a $1.3 trillion spending bill that does not include many of the priorities on which Republicans, including President Donald Trump, campaigned. Jordan took issue mainly with the funding for Planned Parenthood, restrictions on guns and lack of border wall funding.
  • Michelle Obama had a girls’ night out in Miami. She hit one of the hottest spots, obviously.

    03/22/2018 12:02:46 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies ^ | 3/22/2018 | Madeleine Marr
    We had political royalty in Miami Tuesday night. Former First Lady Michelle Obama had a ladies night out at Seaspice. Executive chef Angel Leon was tasked with preparing a curated six course menu featuring the highlights of the riverside restaurant’s special menu. Other guests at the meal included Debra Lee, CEO of BET Networks; former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett; and Tracy Mourning. Earlier they had been attending the Leading Women Defined conference in Miami Beach. Obama, seated on a private outdoor terrace, dined on oysters, caviar stone crabs, 1855 prime ribeye. For dessert: tres leches. We ‘re sure the ex...
  • Hundreds Turn Out for Chelsea Clinton Book Signing in Pasadena on Wednesday (barf alert)

    03/22/2018 11:59:48 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 29 replies
    Pasadena Now ^ | 3/22/2018 | Staff
    Over 800 people turned out Wednesday night for a book signing by Chelsea Clinton at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena. Clinton signed copies of her children’s book sequel, “She Persisted Around the World,” a follow up to her original #1 New York Times best-selling picture book, “She Persisted.” Its publishers say that “She Persisted Around the World” is a book for everyone who has ever aimed high and been told to step down, for everyone who has ever raised their voice and been told to quiet down, and for everyone who has ever felt small, unimportant or unworthy.
  • There's an open secret about Cambridge Analytica in the political world

    03/22/2018 11:48:12 AM PDT · by detective · 7 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Mar. 21, 2018 | Allan Smith
    Shortened title. Full title: ere's an open secret about Cambridge Analytica in the political world: It doesn't have the 'secret sauce' it claims As Sen. Ted Cruz mounted a bid for the presidency in 2016, a nascent, data-obsessed company presented his campaign with an intriguing proposition. It had a "secret sauce" that no other firm could deliver.
  • Iraq reacts to Erdogan for Shengal: “We won’t allow it!”(Baghdad)

    03/22/2018 11:37:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    ANF News ^ | Thursday, 22 Mar 2018, 10:12 | ANF BAGHDAD
    The Iraqi government has responded to the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s threats to invade Shengal. Shengal was on the agenda in the meeting Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim el Caferi held with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Ahmet Yıldız. Caferi’s office issued a written statement after the meeting that said, “Iraq will not allow the presence of any forces that carry out military operations in neighboring countries on its territory.” Caferi said the Iraqi government won’t accept the Turkish forces invading the border and demanded Turkey pull their forces in the Bashika camp. Following the massacres in Afrin, Turkish President Erdoğan...
  • Liberal Professor: Video Games Promote 'Toxic Meritocracy'

    03/22/2018 11:36:06 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 44 replies
    At a time when President Donald Trump, the National Rifle Association, and others on the right are blaming video games for promoting violence—with nary a shred of credible evidence—a new book has leveled a completely different criticism at the gaming industry: "toxic meritocracy." According to Christopher Paul, chair of the Department of Communication at Seattle University and author of The Toxic Meritocracy of Video Games: Why Gaming Culture is the Worst, video games promote individuality, reward skill, and encourage players to do their best in order to win. These are supposedly bad things. "Games are based on leveling up and...
  • Trump's China tariffs aren't crazy

    03/22/2018 11:29:48 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    3/22/18 | R Newman
    ....Most trade experts see little economic justification for those tariffs, and a bevy of loopholes Trump included.... Trump is on firmer ground with his plan to impose tariffs on $50 billion worth of Chinese imports. “The goal is to get China to treat U.S. companies in China the way we treat Chinese companies in our market,” a senior Trump administration official told reporters on March 22. A forthcoming government report, he said, “clearly demonstrates there are unfair practices by China as it relates to their efforts to acquire US technology and to favor their companies over US companies.” Unlike the...
  • House OKs Compromise $1.3 Trillion Budget Bill, Senate Next

    03/22/2018 11:29:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 37 replies
    usnews ^ | 03/22/2018 | Andrew Taylor and Lisa Mascaro
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved a bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combatting the nation's opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. The vote was 256-167, a one-sided tally that underscored the popularity of a budget deal among party leaders that provided enough money to address many of both sides' priorities. Further highlighting how eager lawmakers were to claim victories, the House approved the 2,232-page package — which stood...
  • A Breath Of Free Speech [Video only]

    03/22/2018 11:27:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-22-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] You probably know by now that if you post a video on YouTube defending the right of women in Europe NOT to be raped by third world migrants it will be flagged as 'hate speech' by fake feminists and then promptly removed by other fake feminists who work at YouTube. It's pretty standard practice now. But in fairness to the fake feminists there are mitigating circumstances. YouTube admitted recently that they removed some videos "in error" because they employed people who haven't been properly trained in the job -- as if you need to trained in common sense. So,...
  • The Politicization of the FBI (Joe diGenova)

    03/22/2018 11:26:45 AM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 2/2018 | JOE DIGENOVA
    The following is adapted from a speech delivered on January 25, 2018, at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship in Washington, D.C., as part of the AWC Family Foundation Lecture Series. Over the past year, facts have emerged that suggest there was a plot by high-ranking FBI and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials in the Obama administration, acting under color of law, to exonerate Hillary Clinton of federal crimes and then, if she lost the election, to frame Donald Trump and his campaign for colluding with Russia to steal the presidency. This conduct was...