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  • Chomsky: Antifa is a ‘major gift to the right’

    08/22/2017 9:01:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 17, 2017 | John Sexton
    The Washington Examiner spoke with Noam Chomsky, the far left MIT professor, about the anarchist protest group Antifa. Chomsky’s view of the group was not what you would call a ringing endorsement: “As for Antifa, it’s a minuscule fringe of the Left, just as its predecessors were,” Noam Chomsky told the Washington Examiner. “It’s a major gift to the Right, including the militant Right, who are exuberant.”… Chomsky said, “what they do is often wrong in principle – like blocking talks – and [the movement] is generally self-destructive.” “When confrontation shifts to the arena of violence, it’s the toughest and...
  • American Politics Enters the Bronze Age

    08/22/2017 7:48:18 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 22, 2017 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    The top marginal federal income tax rate in the United States – for businesses and for people who file as businesses – is 39.6%. As a result, businesses do not grow as they should. Businesses do not thrive as they should. Businesses do not produce, or invent, or add on, or hire, as they would if their tax burden were lower. International corporations therefore find that they must do more and more of their manufacturing abroad, where their profits are not so severely penalized. And domestic corporations do not prosper… and would-be entrepreneurs do not start-up new enterprises here, because...
  • Professors form Campus Antifa Network to “drive racists off campus”

    08/22/2017 5:55:36 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 14 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 8/22/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    While Conservatives are petitioning for the government to label Antifa a terrorist organization, two professors are embracing Antifa and organizing a “Campus Antifascist Network” (CAN) to fight against “hate groups” on campus. According to Inside Higher Ed (IHE), the Campus Antifascist Network is the brainchild of Bill Mullen, a professor of American studies at Purdue University and David Palumbo-Liu, a professor of comparative literature at Stanford University, and is committed to functioning as a “big tent” for “anyone committed to fighting fascism.” CAN brands fascism as a “historical expression of capitalism’s tendency to dominate the poor, working class, and oppressed...
  • President Trump's visit to Yuma

    08/22/2017 5:22:53 PM PDT · by pfflier · 9 replies
    Vanity
    After Action Report:We went to the civil air side of the Yuma AZ airport and there were about 100-150 cars with people waiting to see AF-1. They appeared to care less about politics for the most part although if political views were displayed it was all President Trump support. We drove by where the protesters were arranged, all 20 of them, at the park across the street from the end of the runway. They were nested in a group of about 200-300 more cars (600 people) that again appeared to be there to to see AF-1 and that group was...
  • Paid Actors To Protest At President Trump’s Arizona Rally Tonight!

    08/22/2017 5:00:51 PM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump is holding a rally in Phoenix, Arizona tonight, and he needs to get ready to rumble as paid actors will be there to disturb and create chaos. They were recruited from Craigslist…yet again.  It is not known who is paying them, but most likely it is the same billionaire, who has committed his life to destroying Western Civilization. However, lets face the fact those within our own government are helping him…bottom line. I do not know what time tonight Trump’s rally is, but my prayers are with him.
  • The Chaos to Come- November 4th 2017

    08/22/2017 4:15:28 PM PDT · by samovar123 · 5 replies
    Another activist group has been stood up by George Soros over the past few years. It is called Refuse Fascism and although the name may be a bit misleading, the objective is to drive President Donald Trump from office. They have already held what they call “regional conferences” in New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin Texas. Vehemently communist, they have every intention of over throwing the United States Government. It is the intention of these anarchist groups to end the Trump-Pence “regime”. As they see it, they are declaring the Trump administration as fascist even though there...
  • POLL: Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio?

    08/22/2017 3:03:45 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 41 replies
    Should President Trump Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio? No Yes Not sure
  • Here’s Where to Eat During Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week (Oregon)

    08/22/2017 1:51:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Williamette Week ^ | August 21, 2017 | Sophia June
    This week, August 21-27, marks the third annual Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week, which encourages people to support black restaurant owners and local business. First started in 2014 by Bertha Pearl after she was inspired by the Bay Area's Black Restaurant Day, the annual event has now grown to a full week of celebration. This year's Support Black-Owned Restaurants Week kicks off today, and in honor of the eclipse, many restaurants will be offering deals. The week will end with a party at chef/owner William Travis' Dub's St. Johns on Sunday, August 27 from 6-10. Travis has been a major part...
  • Report From Source Inside Phoenix Police Department

    08/22/2017 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 55 replies
    I asked my source inside the Phoenix Police Department about the chances of another riot. He acknowledged the City of Phoenix is very political but assured me the PPD is professional and non-political. He was firm in saying, "the PD is going to protect and mitigate."
  • San Antonio Drops ShotSpotter, System not Cost Effective

    08/22/2017 1:03:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Shot Spotter Sensor in Omaha, Nebraska One of the technological fixes that has been attempted is the use of sensors to pinpoint gunshots inside of cities. The theory of the technology is fairly simple. Spread audio sensors throughout the city. Feed the input into a computer system, looking for gunshots. With sophisticated programs, isolate the gunshots from the other noise, and pinpoint their location and time. Ideally, this happens in near real time, to allow police response to gunshots. From ksat.com: San Antonio - A program intended to help police officers identify where a shooting happens, get there quicker...
  • Black Lives Matter Organizer Tells Whites: Nothing You Own is Yours

    08/22/2017 12:52:25 PM PDT · by davikkm · 81 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In what may be the latter stages of absolute lunacy, BLM organizer Ashleigh Shackelford, has written an article that boils down to: white folk need to hand over all their land, money and possessions if they want to help…All of it! Her ridiculous rant gets to the heart of why a movement that could have been a force for good is now nothing more than a hate mob with one fist raised and the hand held out. Writing in the Wear Your Voice website (tagline: “Intersectional Feminist Media”), Shackelford’s pleasantly points out that: “Nothing you have is yours. Let me...
  • The line from Ferguson to Charlottesville

    08/22/2017 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/17 | Lee Cary
    The media is working overtime to convince us that the removal of bronze and stone statues from the landscape, where some have stood for over 100 years, is about erasing racism and bigotry The turmoil in Ferguson, Missouri back in 2014 was the antecedent of the recent riot in Charlottesville, Virginia. Both are examples of the street theater of “a new civil rights movement.” In November-December 2014, the website American Thinker posted a series of nine articles that tracked the persons, groups, and political forces at play in the town of about 20,000 north of St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Progressive Left’s Hissy Fit against ‘Buccaneer' Bannon & His ‘Breitbarteers’

    08/22/2017 11:32:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile all calls for cooler heads to prevail have been patently ignored ever since Trump’s election. But no matter how chaotic it gets, keep prayer and not hatred in your heart In a day when it’s all but impossible to tell the good guys from the bad, the progressive left is doing truth seekers an unwitting favor. While ‘Trump the Russia Colluder’ has been replaced as ‘Trump the White Supremacist, and while we were all waiting for yesterday’s solar eclipse, the ProgressiveLeft/Mainstream Media Cabal was mounting the takedown of Breitbart’s returning star, Steve Bannon. Breitbart is arguably the most powerful...
  • Trump’s Afghanistan Strategy Hits All The Right Notes

    08/22/2017 11:30:07 AM PDT · by TBP · 15 replies
    Red State ^ | August 22, 2017 | streiff
    Last night President Trump gave a speech on the way forward in Afghanistan. He stuck to the text of his speech and I think did a creditable job as evidenced by various Breitbart writers spewing blood out of their whatevers. The Washington Post has already criticized the strategy as being short of specifics. This says more about the utter stupidity and raw partisanship of the reporter. Strategy, by definition, is a general outline of principles. The Casablanca Conference that laid out the strategy for the war in Europe was a series of agreements of actions to be taken with no...
  • First Look: SIG Sauer MCX Rattler

    08/22/2017 10:06:07 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 10 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Joe Kurtenbach
    MCX Rattler Chambering: .300 Blackout Frame: anodized 7075 T6 aluminum Sights: none, Picatinny rail Trigger: SIG Enhanced, 5.5- to 9-lb. pull Overall Length: 19.3” Overall Height: 8” Overall Width: 2.8” Barrel: 5.5” carbon steel with Nitride finish; 1:5”-twist rifling Weight w/ Magazine: 5 lbs., 2 ozs.
  • Uncivil C-Ville: Disruption Planned and Performed by the Progressive Left

    08/22/2017 9:57:36 AM PDT · by impetrio1 · 3 replies
    Black & Blonde Media ^ | 8/22/17 | Black & Blonde Media
    There are ways many of us were taught to behave when we're in a public setting, let alone at a government meeting. All of that went out the window during the latest official gathering in Charlottesville; a gathering that decried violence while progressives disrupted and essentially took over the over six-hour hearing, requiring law enforcement to quell their "free speech". Given the props brought by some in the audience, the disruption of traditional and civil government decorum was planned in advance.
  • FBI Suspects Members of Congress Leaked Grand Jury Indictment to the Awans

    08/22/2017 9:47:35 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 81 replies
    True Pundit ^ | 8/22/17 | Investigative Bureau
    FBI agents suspect somebody in Congress tipped off the Awans that they would be indicted and now the criminal cases once-seemingly isolated to a group of rogue Pakistani IT specialists working for Congress suddenly has gotten much larger. And much more troubling. Federal agents said preceding his arrest, Imran Awan acted like a man who was recently tipped off that he would be pinched and moreover, it was no coincidence Awan’s wife was whisked out of the country in March after sidestepping the FBI at Dulles International Airport to flee to Pakistan. “She had cardboard boxes for luggage,” one FBI...
  • I Learned More at McDonald’s Than at College

    08/22/2017 8:59:43 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 14 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/22/17 | Olivia Legaspi
    Here’s what I was told during my freshman orientation at Haverford College: Ask for help when you need it. Speak up when you feel uncomfortable. Place your own well-being above all other concerns. In short, the school was ready to protect me from any personal slights or hurt feelings I might suffer. What counted as a personal slight or similar offense was up to me to define. This surprised me. It surprised me because at McDonald’s, where I worked before I started school, acting in this way would have probably cost me my job, a job I needed in order...
  • The Guardian Pitches that Fifty Thousand a Year is “Economic Slavery

    08/22/2017 8:54:18 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The Guardian is running a “sob” article about an unfortunate woman who is homeless despite working ridiculously long hours for a poor hourly wage. The subject of the article describes it as “economic slavery” and says she feels like a “peasant”. But based on the figures supplied in the article, it appears Fran earns over $50,000 a year. This article is about nothing more than pushing the $15 per hour Minimum wage; it is using heart strings rather than economics to push an idea…And this is all they have. Fran works one job at a Popeyes fast-food restaurant and takes...
  • Trump Visit to Yuma

    08/22/2017 7:22:06 AM PDT · by pfflier · 13 replies
    Vanity
    Does any freeper have any information or ideas about gathering places for patriots supporting the president today in Yuma?