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  • Who are the antifa? President Trump equated them with white supremacists. Here's why he’s wrong.

    08/17/2017 6:40:17 PM PDT · by Hadean · 117 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | Mark Bray
    First bursting into the headlines when they shut down far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos in February at the University of California at Berkeley, antifascists again captivated the public imagination by battling the fascists assembled at the “Unite the Right” white power rally in Charlottesville. But what is antifa? Where did it come from? Militant anti-fascist or “antifa” (pronounced ANtifa) is a radical pan-leftist politics of social revolution applied to fighting the far right. Its adherents are predominantly communists, socialists and anarchists who reject turning to the police or the state to halt the advance of white supremacy. Instead they advocate popular...
  • A warning from George Orwell on the ‘monument wars’

    08/16/2017 11:14:51 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 81 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2017 | Seth Lipsky
    In the new Civil War, I’m with George — as in George Washington. It’s one thing to start dismantling monuments of Civil War generals. It would be another to go after the most famous founding father. Washington’s name was raised Tuesday by President Trump. He wheeled on reporters and tried — yet again — to suggest an equivalence between the alt-right and alt-left at Charlottesville. Trump was getting his head handed to him when he noted that there were people there “to protest the taking down of, to them, a very, very important statue.” The president was referring to Robert...
  • Excerpt from Orwell's 1984 apropos to statue removal

    08/15/2017 10:26:54 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | George Orwell
  • Candidate for governor calls for removal of Stone Mountain carving

    08/15/2017 5:56:24 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 54 replies
    WSB ^ | August 15, 2017 | Richard Elliot
    One of the gubernatorial candidates is calling for the removal of Confederate statues and monuments from around the state, including Stone Mountain's Civil War carving. The Democratic party front-runner for governor, Stacy Abrams, said the carving of three Confederate leaders at Stone Mountain, which is designated by state law as an official Confederate memorial site, should be removed. “It is 2017, and now is the time for us to have a conversation about removing the last vestiges of that type of hatred and that type of vitriol toward minority communities in Georgia,” Abrams told Channel 2’s Richard Elliot. The Georgia...
  • First Human Embryos Edited in U.S.

    08/01/2017 5:44:16 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 10 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | July 26, 2017 | Steve Connor
    The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned.
  • AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'

    07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | 7/11/2017 | by Fox News Insider
    The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of...
  • Why Broadway's '1984' Audiences Are Fainting, Vomiting and Getting Arrested

    06/25/2017 7:16:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 32 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 25, 2017 | Ashley Lee
    Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney star in the bold staging of George Orwell’s dystopian novel. The play 1984 is not for the average theatergoer. Adapting George Orwell’s dystopian novel — set in a future when critical thought is suppressed by a totalitarian regime, ostensibly overseen by a party leader known as Big Brother — the new Broadway staging includes special effects like strobe lights and jackhammer sound effects, in addition to the plot’s extreme torture scenes. Throughout the London transfer’s previews, attendees have fainted, thrown up and screamed at the actors from their seats. After one performance, some...
  • EU court: Vaccines can be blamed for illnesses without proof

    06/23/2017 4:29:26 PM PDT · by George - the Other · 35 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 21, 2017 | The Associated Press
    "Using those criteria, you could reasonably make the case that someone should be compensated for developing leukemia after eating a peanut butter sandwich"
  • Why Donald Trump Scares The "L" Out Of Liberal Media ...

    05/28/2017 11:19:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/17 | Dave Merrick
    Ultraliberal Hollywood and all of 'LIBERAL MEDIA' hate and are deathly afraid of Donald Trump It was Bob Dylan who put together the phrase, “... Money doesn’t talk, it SWEARS.” And that is about the first level up from the bottom-line reason behind most of the problems we have in the world today. At least, the reason for bulldozer-powerful LIES mowing down what is left of today’s rapidly disintegrating civilization. In 1984, I watched a disintegrating Democratic Party turn itself completely over to the dark side when Jesse Jackson introduced his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. The DNC at that point became the...
  • NOLA Mayor: Civil War Monuments Caused a ‘Great Migration’ Out of the City ("Best and Brightest")

    05/20/2017 9:37:17 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-19-2017 | John Binder
    “The cultural and economic and the spiritual loss to this city for having those statues up that have run people out of the city,” Landrieu claimed. “The great migration that sent some of our best and brightest to places across the country that we don’t have the benefit of has been incredible.”
  • Former Citigroup CEO: Big banks don't work

    11/12/2015 8:47:30 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 23 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | Heather Long
    In an op-ed published in the Financial Times, John Reed says large banks like the one he used to run are now "inherently unstable and unworkable." The man who was one of the chief architects of the "Big Bank" model now says says the United States never should have repealed the Glass-Steagall banking act in 1999. That's exactly what Democratic presidential hopefuls Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley have been arguing on the campaign trail. They want the law reinstated. Hillary Clinton and the Republican candidates do not. As CEO of Citi from 1984 to 2000, Reed was one of the...
  • 1984: A Book Review

    04/29/2017 5:20:06 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 47 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | April 29, 2017 | Philip Cottraux
    I’ve quoted it many times; but until last week, I’d never actually sat down and read George Orwell’s 1984. Now I want to share my thoughts on this literary masterpiece. Calling a novel from the past “amazing in its relevance” is pretty cliché; but still true. First published in 1949, the vast majority of 1984’s frightening predictions have come true in some way. Much of it has described the trajectory of the Western world. But the book gives an almost-certain window into what life is like in North Korea. I also cannot recommend it enough for any Christian interested in...
  • Obamagate’s Truth Is Stranger Than Orwell’s Fiction

    04/05/2017 8:56:35 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 04/05/17 | GEORGE NEUMAYR
    The media’s ministry of “truth” strains to sanitize spying on Trump.The English author George Orwell wrote that “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” But even Orwell couldn’t have imagined the propagandistic whoppers that American journalists would mouth in their frenzied attempt to sanitize Obama’s spying on Trump. Again and again, Obama’s ministry of propaganda, with its branch offices from CNN to the New York Times to the Washington Post, solemnly instruct Americans that “unmasking is not spying.” That is about as convincing as the...
  • Monty Python’s Eric Idle wants to put climate change deniers on trial in a world court

    03/16/2017 9:45:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 88 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 15, 2017 | William A.
    On Wednesday night, Eric Idle, known to many Monty Python fans as Sir Robin the Not-Quite-So-Brave-as-Sir Lancelot, took aim at climate change deniers. "I think that denying climate change is a crime against humanity. And they should be held accountable in a World Court."
  • FLASHBACK: Anti-Trump Rep. Touts Obama ‘Database’ With ‘Information About Everything...’ [VID]

    03/09/2017 9:18:36 AM PST · by Syncro · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-8-2017 | Christian Datoc
    During a 2013 interview with Roland Martin, Congresswoman Maxine Waters propped up the Obama administration for “[putting] in place” a “database [that] will have information about everything on every individual.”*snip* “Well, I don’t know. The thing I think some people are missing here is the president has put in place an organization that contains the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,” Waters answered, unprompted. “That’s going to be very, very powerful.” Read more at DC
  • Don't attack President Trump (vanity)

    03/07/2017 6:40:35 PM PST · by Az Joe · 75 replies
    3-7-17
    Anyone who attacks President Trump is doing Obama's, Clinton's, Pelosi's & Schumer's bidding. Attacking President Trump puts you in with those traitors. President Trump is turning this nation around and if you attack him out of some fantasy you have about what he promised or what he meant or what he literally said because it doesn't match up with your jackass fantasy world then you will be treated as those other, aforementioned, traitors are. Your choice.
  • Let’s Stop Flattering Ourselves by Insisting It’s 1984

    03/04/2017 10:55:27 AM PST · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | March 2, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    If Orwell were alive today, he'd be more concerned with the world's genuine dictatorships than with the Trump administration. On April 4, almost 90 art-house movie theaters across the country will show 1984, the British film starring John Hurt, as a form of protest against President Trump's stated desire to defund the National Endowment for the Arts. The theaters say they "strongly believe in supporting the [NEA] and see any attempt to scuttle that program as an attack on free speech and creative expression through entertainment." The George Orwell novel on which the film is based, you'll recall, is the...
  • Movie Theaters Hosting Screenings of ‘1984’ to Protest Trump

    02/21/2017 10:33:48 AM PST · by C19fan · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 21, 2017 | Ben Kew
    Dozens of cinemas across the United States are planning to screen the film adaption of George Orwell’s 1984 in protest of reports that President Donald Trump is allegedly considering cuts to arts funding.
  • Vox Invents "Fact"

    02/24/2017 6:59:42 PM PST · by FreedomMonkey · 4 replies
    Vox Media Inc ^ | Feb 23, 2017 | Vox
    @ 2:32: “On January 6, the CIA, FBI and NSA together released a report confirming that Putin had ordered the attacks, and intended to hurt the Clinton campaign specifically.”
  • German parents told to destroy Cayla dolls over hacking fears

    02/17/2017 3:13:37 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 20 replies
    BBC ^ | 2-17-2017 | BBC
    An official watchdog in Germany has told parents to destroy a talking doll called Cayla because its smart technology can reveal personal data. The warning was issued by the Federal Network Agency (Bundesnetzagentur), which oversees telecommunications. Researchers say hackers can use an unsecure bluetooth device embedded in the toy to listen and talk to the child playing with it. But the UK Toy Retailers Association said Cayla "offers no special risk". In a statement sent to the BBC, the TRA also said "there is no reason for alarm". The Vivid Toy group, which distributes My Friend Cayla, has previously said...