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  • Black Lives Matter threatens to wreak havoc at Penn if conservative professor isn’t fired

    03/20/2018 6:28:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    College Fix ^ | March 19, 2018 | Greg Piper
    Black Lives Matter is sometimes criticized for using illiberal methods to advance its goals. The movement’s top leader in Pennsylvania, Asa Khalif, isn’t shying away from that reputation. He threatened to “begin disrupting classes and other campus activities with a wave of protests” starting Friday if the University of Pennsylvania doesn’t fire a professor it has already punished for comments about black student performance, The Philadelphia Tribune reports.
  • The Penn Law School Mob Scores a Victory

    03/19/2018 6:05:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 18, 2018 | Heather Mac Donald
    The campus mob at the University of Pennsylvania Law School has scored a hit. Prof. Amy Wax will no longer be allowed to teach required first-year courses, the school’s dean announced last week. Now the leader of Black Lives Matter Pennsylvania wants Ms. Wax’s scalp. According to a weekend newspaper report, if she isn’t fired within a week, “he plans to make things on the West Philadelphia campus very uncomfortable.” Ms. Wax’s sin this time was to discuss publicly the negative consequences of affirmative action. Her punishment underscores again the dangers of speaking uncomfortable truths in a university setting. The...
  • Have Progressives Won “The Culture War?”

    03/17/2018 8:20:50 AM PDT · by Mafe · 55 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | March 17, 2018 | Hunter Lewis
    In a recent article, David Brooks (New York Times “conservative” columnist who — surprise — writes as a “progressive”) suggests that “the culture war” is over or close to over: progressives have already won. Their opponents, “the … less educated ... tribalists” have “self-marginalized over the past two years.” In addition, progressives “are getting better and more aggressive at silencing dissenting behavior. ...” As a result, they could now “be on the verge of delegitimizing their foes, on guns but also much else, rendering them untouchable for anybody who wants to stay in polite society … [avoid being] morally illegitimate...
  • Uber Executive Calls On White Men To ‘Make Noise’ About Diversity

    03/13/2018 2:05:58 PM PDT · by blam · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-13-2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Uber Chief Brand Officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to ‘make noise’ about diversity in the workplace. CNN reports that Uber chief brand officer Bozoma Saint John has called on white men to encourage diversity in the workplace during a panel at the South by Southwest film festival. “I want white men to look around in their office and say, ‘Oh look, there’s a lot of white men here. Let’s change this,'” said Saint John. She claims that it’s not the responsibility of minorities to encourage diversity: “Why do I — as the black woman — have...
  • Black Lives Matter Calls NRA a Terrorist Organization

    03/11/2018 4:26:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    Newsweek ^ | March 10, 2018 | Maria Perez
    The Black Lives Matter movement slammed the National Rifle Association on Friday after the group filed a lawsuit against the Florida legislation that would raise the age to buy rifles to 21. The civil rights organization retweeted the Associated Press and called the NRA a terrorist organization. The NRA’s decision to file the lawsuit comes after Florida Governor Rick Scott signed off on the Senate Bill 7026 in the wake of the Parkland school shooting when a 19-year-old entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15 rifle and killed 17 people.
  • Are You Prepared to Throw Acid in Children's Faces?

    03/10/2018 5:33:19 PM PST · by pcottraux · 35 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | March 10, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    By Philip Cottraux In George Orwell’s 1984, all freedom is a thing of the past and the world is run by an authoritarian government known as Big Brother. People live under misery and oppression, every move they make being watched carefully by the sinister party, INGSOC. Every room of every home is equipped with a telescreen that monitor’s one’s every move, the slogan “Big Brother Is Watching You” playing over and over again. Even showing a facial expression of slight disinterest over one of the Party’s big announcements can cause one to be arrested for suspicion of “thought crimes.” Our...
  • American Standoff

    03/08/2018 5:40:56 PM PST · by Auslander154 · 6 replies
    I just watched the TV documentary (American Standoff) about the Oregon Standoff and occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Burns, Oregon, and I am still sick to my stomach. Not living out west, I did not realize that Dwight Hammond and his son Steve were still in jail for this travesty of justice. A good man named LaVoy Finicum was killed by the feds in the standoff. The Ruby Ridge feds were at it again. As i understand it, Trump talked about this situation during his campaign. I am incensed that he still has not pardoned the Hammonds. The...
  • Uranium too: Did the Clintons finagle a twofer, including a land-grab?[opinion]

    03/01/2018 7:05:26 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 14 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2018 | William Perry Pendley
    Most sapient Americans—those who are skeptical of the mainstream media—know the outrageous but largely unreported story that Bill and Hillary Clinton, with the help of Obama officials and over congressional experts’ objections, allowed Russia to gain control of 20 percent of America’s uranium supplies. What is unknown is whether the Clintons sweetened the deal for their Russian friends by engineering closure of a million federal acres of the nation’s best source of uranium. The “evidence” of such mischief is purely circumstantial, but it is disconcerting. Here is what we know, thanks to the reporting of the estimable Andrew C. McCarthy,...
  • White Woman Who Says She’s Black Says ‘Black Lives Matter’ After Attacking Cop

    03/01/2018 11:56:08 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    Metro (U.K.) ^ | 28 Feb 2018 | Zoe Drewett
    A white woman who claims she is black has been called out for appealing to Black Lives Matter after she was arrested for assaulting a police officer. Victoria Waldrip – who has made a name for herself after mocking black culture on Instagram while claiming to be black – was arrested in shopping centre in North Carolina for kicking a police officer. Victoria Waldrip – who has made a name for herself after mocking black culture on Instagram while claiming to be black – was arrested in shopping centre in North Carolina for kicking a police officer. Victoria Waldrip –...
  • Black Lives Matter leader who ran through police tape..grabbed a Confederate flag was shot [tr]

    02/27/2018 1:45:51 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2018 | Stephanie Haney
    A well-known Black Lives Matter leader who was slain in New Orleans earlier this month is believed to have been the victim of an attempted robbery, police have revealed. Muhiyidin d’Baha, 32, was found shot in the early morning hours of February 6 while riding his bicycle on Bienville Street, with his bicycle at the end of a six-block trail of blood, the NOLA Times-Picayune reported. The activist died later that day from blood loss related to the gun shot wound in his thigh, his relatives wrote in a GoFundMe campaign launched to raise money to bring his body home...
  • The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

    02/26/2018 10:25:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e-mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the...
  • Column: As country listens to Florida teens, Black Lives Matter youths feel ignored

    02/26/2018 4:46:27 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Feb. 28, 2018 | By Dahleen Glanton
    The young people of Black Lives Matter are hurt. And they have every right to be. When they were protesting in the streets of cities across America, much of the country didn’t bother to listen to their message. They were not embraced by the mainstream for their bravery, their determination or resolve to bring attention to reckless police killings that disproportionately impact young African-Americans.
  • ‘Black Panther’ Review: The Movie’s Hero is Trump, the Villain is Black Lives Matter

    02/17/2018 8:09:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 16, 2018 | John Nolte
    There is a whole lot to like about Marvel’s $200 million Black Panther, and almost as much not to like. For starters, director and co-writer Ryan Coogler does an A+ job of world building (more on this later). In addition, the soundtrack and score also deserve an A+. Then there are the actors, the best cast yet assembled in all of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (by far). Black Panther is set in the fictional Wakanda, an idyllic country hidden in the heart Africa thanks to an alien metal called vibranium. This resource (delivered eons ago by way of a meteor)...
  • Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing

    02/16/2018 6:34:05 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies ^ | February 16, 2018 | Elyssa Cherney
    Cook County Jail inmates applaud for suspect in Chicago cop's killing Elyssa Cherney Contact Reporter Chicago Tribune Cook County Jail officials said they planned to take action after several inmates clapped as the suspected killer of Cmdr. Paul Bauer was escorted from his first court hearing on Thursday. Jail officials said they were going to forward video of the "despicable" action by up to five inmates to prosecutors so it could be considered in any potential sentencing. None of the inmates have faced trials yet. The officials also intend to transfer those inmates to jails outside Cook County. The inmates...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on 'Black Panther'

    02/16/2018 3:19:45 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 20 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/15/2018 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    "It's a little like witnessing the unveiling of an enormous statue on the public square — with the public square being the world — of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Nelson Mandela dressed in bright dashikis," writes Abdul-Jabbar.
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Is a Defining Moment for Black America

    02/15/2018 2:07:33 AM PST · by vikingrinn · 86 replies
    New York Times ^ | 02/012/2018 | Carvell Wallace
    "Marvel Comics’s Black Panther was originally conceived in 1966 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, two Jewish New Yorkers, as a bid to offer black readers a character to identify with."
  • Trump Jr. wife in hospital after opening white powder envelope

    02/12/2018 2:02:43 PM PST · by Spiridon · 36 replies
    BBC News ^ | 2/12/2018 | BBC
    The US president's daughter-in-law, Vanessa Trump, was taken to hospital as a precaution after opening an envelope containing white powder, police say. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr., Mr. Trump's eldest son, at his apartment in Manhattan........
  • Wife of Donald Trump Jr. taken to hospital after opening envelope containing white powder

    02/12/2018 10:23:16 AM PST · by Tennessean4Bush · 137 replies
    ABC Channel 7 NY ^ | 2/12/2018 | ABC
    SUTTON PLACE, Manhattan (WABC) -- The wife of Donald Trump Jr. was taken to a New York City hospital Monday after she opened an envelope containing an unknown white powder. The letter was addressed to Donald Trump Jr. and sent to the couple's apartment on East 54th Street in Manhattan. His wife, Vanessa, opened the letter just after 10 a.m. She and two other people were decontaminated by firefighters at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. They appear to be fine, officials said. Police and Secret Service agents are at the scene investigating. This is a...
  • Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man?

    02/11/2018 2:02:33 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 110 replies
    History ^ | FEBRUARY 1, 2018 | THAD MORGAN
    On a riverbank in Texas, a master of disguise waited patiently with his accomplice, hoping that his target, an infamous horse thief, would show himself on the trail. After four days, the hunch paid off, when the bandit unwittingly walked towards the man who haunted the outlaws of the Old West. Springing from the bushes, the cowboy confronted his frightened mark with a warrant. As the desperado reached for his weapon as a last ditch effort, the lawman shot him down before his gun could leave his side. Though the quick-draw tale may sound like an adventure of the Lone...
  • Night 3 of Olympic Snark, Twizzels and Gossip

    02/10/2018 6:05:37 PM PST · by blu · 67 replies
    I don't see a thread for Olympic kvetching, so let's have one!