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  • Target market cap now down $10.5 billion in wake of boycott

    05/28/2016 10:53:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | May 28, 2016 | Sierra Rayne
    The American Family Association's pledge to boycott Target because of its policy to allow men into women's bathrooms, and vice versa, has reached 1.3 million signers, and Target's stock (TGT) continues to suffer compared to that of its natural competitors. At the close of trading on Tuesday, the boycott-induced direct decline in Target's market cap was $9.2 billion. By the end of this week, that exceeded $10 billion. Since April 19, the date the policy came into effect, Target's market cap has declined 19.4%. By comparison, the corresponding market cap of natural competitors such as Costco (COST), Walmart (WMT), Dollar...
  • Target boycott has directly cost company $9.2 billion in market cap to date

    Target's weak store sales and its expectations for this quarter, released Wednesday, pushed shares down 9 percent in morning trading. Shares of almost every retailer followed suit in what is shaping up to be a miserable year ... Shares of J.C. Penney, Kohl's, Macy's and Nordstrom fell as well. Shares of Wal-Mart, which reports earnings on Thursday, fell almost 4 percent
  • #FeelTheBern Sanders appoints 3 anti-Israel 'activists' to write Democratic party platform,

    05/23/2016 5:24:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 5/23/16 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The Democratic party has revamped the way it appoints members of its platform committee, apportioning representation based on votes in the primary. As a result, Hillary Clinton has appointed six members of the platform committee, Bernie Sanders has appointed five, and party Chaircritter Debbie Wasserman Schultz ('I wear my support for Israel to work on my sleeve every morning') has appointed four. One of Sanders' appointees is longtime anti-Israel activist James Zogby. Sanders’s choices include James Zogby, a pro-Palestinian activist who is president of the Arab-American Institute in Washington and a frequent commentator on Arab-Israeli issues. On Saturday Zogby...
  • [Expletive] Israel, long live the Intifada' angry mob screams at Jewish UC (Irvine) student

    05/23/2016 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/22/16 | Hannah Broad
    An angry anti-Israel mob at the University of California at Irvine chased a Jewish student into a building while chanting anti-Semitic epithets after she tried to attend a campus screening of an Israeli documentary last Wednesday, the Observer reported. Second-year Eliana Kopley was attempting to enter the showing of the Israeli documentary "Beneath the Helmet" about the IDF when a crowd of protesters physically obstructed her and chased her into an adjacent building. The angry mob proceeded to pound intimidatingly on the windows and doors while shouting "Long live the Intifada!" and "F**k Israel!" Kopley called the police, who escorted...
  • One Message for the Americans, One Message for the Muslims

    05/23/2016 7:55:57 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 5 replies
    Counter-Jihad Report ^ | May 1, 2016 | John Guandolo
    How is it that nearly fifteen (15) years after 9/11 none (ie ZERO) of the Islamic advisors to the United States government have shared with our leaders the Quranic concept of abrogation, the definition of “jihad” in sharia (Islamic Law), or the fact sharia obliges jihad until the entire world is under sharia? It is because sharia obliges Muslims to lie to non-Muslims when the goal is obligatory (eg Jihad), and makes it a capital crime for Muslims to teach other Muslims anything about Islam which is not a part of authoritative Islam. This means if American leadership wants to...
  • Anti-Israel protesters hunt Jews at UC Irvine

    05/23/2016 7:34:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 4:47 PM | Ari Yashar
    Pro-Palestinian activists turned violent last Wednesday night as they protested a pro-Israel movie screening at University of California, Irvine (UCI), and in the process hunted down a Jewish woman who was forced to hide and call for police rescue. At least 50 anti-Israel protesters from the Muslim Student Union and the group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UCI physically blocked the screening of “Beneath The Helmet,” a documentary about the IDF shown in an event hosted by Students Supporting Israel at UCI as part of a series of Peace Week events. The protesters blocked the exits to the...
  • Ontario parliament shoots down anti-BDS law

    05/22/2016 10:53:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2016, 6:41 AM | Dalit Halevy
    A bill that would have banned the Canadian province of Ontario’s public institutions from doing business with companies which support an anti-Israel movement was shot down Thursday, reports The Toronto Sun. The bill, co-sponsored by Progressive Conservative MPP Tim Hudak and Liberal MPP Mike Colle, would have prohibited the government from entering into contracts with businesses that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement. It was defeated by a vote of 18-39, with largely Liberal and NDP MPPs voting against the measure, according to The Sun. Hudak challenged the majority government to adopt the measure and accused Liberal MPPs...
  • CNBC’s Jim Cramer: Target’s First Quarter Earnings Report ‘Stung’

    05/20/2016 6:35:38 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 30 replies
    Breitbart Video ^ | 5-20-2016 | Trent Baker
    CNBC’s Jim Cramer, host of “Mad Money,” said in an interview with TheStreet, Inc. that Target’s first quarter earnings report “stung.” Cramer said he had originally thought Target would be impervious to the effects Amazon has had on retailers and added Target has now “confused itself.” “I got to fall on my sword here,” Cramer said. “I thought that Target under Brian Cornell had made it so he was less Amazon-able and less worried about the consumer. The mix was not good. Apparel was not good, electronics not good; the guidance — horrendous. You know, we’ve been having such a...
  • Maroon 5 cancel North Carolina shows to protest anti-LGBT bill

    05/20/2016 12:45:48 PM PDT · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | May 20, 2016 | Nick Romano
    Maroon 5 are the latest band to cancel shows in North Carolina because of the state's anti-LGBT bill. "We have announced that we will be canceling our upcoming shows in Charlotte and Raleigh, North Carolina because of the recent passage of the HB2 legislation," the band said in a statement on their website. "This was a difficult decision for us to make as a band. We don't want to penalize our fans in North Carolina by not performing for them, but in the end it comes down to what we feel is morally right."
  • Wal-Mart posts earnings of 98 cents a share vs. 88 cents expected (Target VERY worried)

    05/19/2016 4:21:51 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 19 MAY 16 | CNBC Staff
    <p>Wal-mart Stores reported quarterly earnings and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday.</p> <p>The company posted first-quarter earnings per share of 98 cents, compared to $1.03 a share in the year-earlier period.</p> <p>Revenue for the quarter came in at $115.9 billion, against the comparable year-ago figure of $114.83 billion.</p>
  • Watch: Israel supporters shut down BDS flash mob in London

    05/17/2016 3:02:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/5/16 | Ari Soffer
    Things didn't go quite as planned for a group of anti-Israel activists, who hoped to force the closure of an Israeli-owned shop in honor of "Nakba Day" - the day dedicated to mourning the failure of combined Arab armies to destroy the State of Israel at birth. Several dozen members of the London Palestine Action organization targeted the Sabon cosmetics store on Sunday, mimicking campaigns by other anti-Israel boycotters - belonging to the so-called Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) - to force the closure of businesses owned by Jewish Israelis. Among them was a Pamela Hardyment, a pro-Palestinian campaigner...
  • Hillel's Moment of Truth [Judenrein]

    05/17/2016 10:36:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Caroline Glick
    Two wars today are being waged against Jewish students on American university campuses. One is substantive, the other is institutional. The plight of the Jews at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island is emblematic of both. The purpose of the substantive war is to deny Jews their freedom as Jews. As the guarantor of Jewish freedom, Israel is the subject of a systematic, multidimensional assault, carried out everywhere on campuses. On a growing number of campuses in the United States, the only Jews who can safely express their views on Israel are those who champion Israel’s destruction. Those who support...
  • Did John Kerry Just Exploit Memorial Day To Back Out of France's Anti-Israel Peace Conference?

    05/17/2016 8:40:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 17, 2016 | David Steinberg
    Perhaps the Carter administration was comparably hostile to Israel, but the passive-aggressive, honor-deficient Obama administration has both caused and acceded to greater danger to the Jewish State than any other U.S. administration since 1948.Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he would not be attending the Mideast conference to be held in Paris on May 30, which was organized by France's socialist President Francois Hollande.According to State, Kerry is simply too busy.As a result, Hollande has postponed the conference and no alternative date has been set.Eager to force Israel towards negotiations with the bifurcated, terror-supporting Palestinian leadership, Hollande had...
  • Al Qaeda magazine calls for targeting American business leaders

    05/15/2016 9:15:13 PM PDT · by G Larry · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-16-16 | Fox News
    The latest issue of Al Qaeda’s online magazine Inspire released Saturday calls on would-be jihadis to undermine the American economy by targeting business leaders and entrepreneurs, according to analysts who monitor web chatter from the jihadist organization. AND the magazine also features a section on bomb-making and encouraging radical Islamic terrorists to emulate the Palestinian stabbings of Israelis by walking up to Americans and stabbing them to death.
  • Illegal, EU-funded Arab buildings dismantled in E1

    05/16/2016 4:13:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16/5/16 | Yedidya Ben Or
    The IDF Civil Administration on Monday morning dismantled and seized seven portable structures and other building parts that had not yet been assembled in E1, a strategic corridor connecting Jerusalem with Ma'ale Adumim to the east. The structures were set up illegally without permits apparently in the last several days, in the latest Arab land grab attempt in the key region. Jerusalem Belt Forum praised the law enforcement, saying, "we welcome the (Civil) Administration for its enforcement activity this morning." "At the same time, we are witnesses in recent days to a phenomenon in which the Palestinians and the European...
  • Missile Launches Since JPOA Underecut Narrative of Iranian Moderation

    05/14/2016 8:38:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Majid Sadeghpour
    In April, the Islamic Republic of Iran conducted another rocket launch, ostensibly to put an Iranian satellite into orbit, which fell far short of its mark. Many analysts speculated that its purpose had nothing to do with satellites. Those paying attention to Iran’s recent activities & skeptical of the Islamic Republic suggested that this latest launch was yet another example of Tehran’s ongoing effort to test its long-range ballistic missile program. About two weeks later, these suspicions were confirmed when the deputy commander of the Iranian armed forces, Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi, boasted that the launch had been a successful...
  • Target CEO fires back at boycott threats

    05/12/2016 8:39:26 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 100 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 12, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Target CEO Brian Cornell says the company isn't backing down from its stance on transgender bathrooms, despite a widespread backlash.
  • Chick-fil-A Dominates in NYC Despite de Blasio's Call for a Boycott

    05/12/2016 12:16:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 12, 2016 | Debra Heine
    Mayor Bill de Blasio called for a city-wide boycott of Chick-fil-A last week, and it appears the people of New York have answered that call. The answer is a resounding "no." Both midtown Manhattan locations are reportedly raking it in, with long lunchtime lines that often stretch around the block. Chick-fil-A boycott in New York not getting much traction ... https://t.co/KkYczjfXQf @ChickfilA @toddstarnes pic.twitter.com/Fs0Ogxq01L— Joni Hannigan (@JoniHannigan) May 5, 2016Last week, Mayor de Blasio-- who is currently fending off several state and federal ethics probes -- urged New Yorkers to avoid eating at the politically incorrect eating establishment. "What the...
  • AMAZON.COM PRESSURED TO DUMP TRUMP: Meanwhile, Macy's is tanking since it cut ties with the Donald

    05/11/2016 9:14:36 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 50 replies
    WND ^ | 5/10/2016 | JOE KOVACS
    Amazon.com, the popular online retailer, is reportedly under pressure from shareholders to stop selling products associated with Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president. According to the New York Post, a group claiming to represent 1,500 Amazon shareholders has asked CEO Jeff Bezos to end its marketing of Trump shirts, hats, ties and other products promoting the Trump campaign. “This isn’t about politics: Donald Trump’s misogyny, racism and outright bigotry are dominating the political news cycle,” shareholder group UltraViolet said in a letter to Bezos. The letter noted the continued presence of Donald Trump products “poses a risk to...
  • Ya'alon: Opportunity for peace deal must come from within Israel

    05/10/2016 3:55:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/5/16 | Tova Dvorin
    Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon weighed in on Memorial Day, negotiations with the Palestinian Authority (PA), and the possibility of a unity government on Tuesday, in a special interview with Army Radio. "The bravery of bereaved families is invisible but very significant," Ya'alon stated. "They overcome the pain, overcome the hole in their lives. This is true heroism." Ya'alon also addressed rumors of a unity government, .... Those challenges include pressure from Paris to begin negotiations with the PA, which he confirmed have failed before due to the PA refusing to cooperate. "They slammed the door to President [Barack] Obama and...
  • The BDS Movement Overreaches, Now Faces A Lawsuit

    05/04/2016 12:26:31 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 4, 2016 | George Leef
    The Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement opposes Israeli policy toward the Palestinians and maintains that Israeli policy can be pressured to change through a combination of boycotts, divestment of assets, and other sanctions. People should be entirely free to make and oppose those arguments. What people should not, however, be free to do is to dragoon non-profit scholarly associations into their political battles against Israel (or anything else for that matter). But that is just what has occurred with the stance taken by the American Studies Association in favor of boycotting Israeli universities. Back in 2013, the association’s National Council...
  • Two Labour councillors suspended after calling for Jews in Israel to 'relocate' to America

    05/04/2016 3:59:55 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5-2-16 | Kate McCann,
    Two Labour councillors have been suspended after they posted apparently anti-Semitic comments on Facebook. A party source said an investigation will be carried out into the comments made by both men. One councillor called for Jews in Israel to "relocate" to America in a series of apparently anti-Semitic posts on Facebook. Ilyas Aziz, who backed Jeremy Corbyn's leadership and appears on the site pictured with both Mr Corbyn and John McDonnell, also posted offensive images appearing to call for Jews to "stop drinking Gaza blood". A second, Salim Mulla, claimed Israel is behind Isil and reposted the same message suspended...
  • UK councils face court challenge over Israel boycotts

    05/04/2016 4:32:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2016 7:25 AM EDT
    A Jewish group has launched a lawsuit against British local authorities that called for boycotts of goods from Israeli settlements, claiming the actions are anti-Semitic. Jewish Human Rights Watch is asking the High Court to rule against three councils: Leicester in England and Swansea and Gwynedd in Wales. It claims the authorities have failed to consider “the impact of their actions on the Jewish community.” …
  • Chick-fil-A and The Great Chicken Controversy

    05/05/2016 8:19:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 15 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-5-2016 | MOTUS
      Q.  Which came first, the chicken or the egg?                         A.  Does it really matter if you believe believe in gay marriage? The outpost of left wing totalitarianism raised it’s [trigger warning] ugly little head again in NYC. Mayor de Blasio joined Councilman Danny Dromm from Queens in calling for a boycott of Chick-fil-A restaurants in the city. As a rationale Domm issued the following statement: “Chick-fil-A is anti-LGBT.” This group imparts a strong anti-LGBT message by forcing their employees and volunteers to adhere to a policy that prohibits same-sex love,” he said. “It is outrageous that Chick-fil-A is quietly...
  • Bernie Sanders is an Anti-Semitic Self-Hating Jew, Says Jackie Mason

    05/03/2016 4:35:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Ahuva Balofsky
    Jewish comedian Jackie Mason has strong words for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, calling him a “self-hating Jew” in a radio interview. The segment, which aired Sunday, was previewed exclusively by Breitbart Friday. Mason spoke during his his regular segment on “Aaron Klein Investigative Radio,” a popular talk radio program broadcast weekends in New York and Philadelphia. Klein is also Breitbart’s senior investigative reporter and Jerusalem bureau chief. Mason, who considers himself “the ultimate Jew”, took Sanders to task for repeated exaggerations and accusations levelled against Israel. When asked whether Sanders’s comments would be taken differently if they were made...
  • Massive effort to smuggle weapons into Gazan foiled

    05/03/2016 2:03:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Authorities have announced that customs investigators, along with the Israel Security Authority (ISA, also known as the Shin Bet or Shabak), recently prevented an attempt to smuggle four tons of ammonium chloride into Gaza. The chemical, which is used in the production of weapons, was hidden in bags of salt. Four tons would have allowed Hamas or other terror groups to create hundreds of long-range rockets. About a week before Passover, a shipment labeled as 40 tons of salt reached the Nitzana crossing, which is used for transporting goods between Egypt and both Israel and Gaza. An extensive search of...
  • Curt Schilling says ESPN is biased against political conservatives

    04/27/2016 8:18:01 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 34 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/27/16 | Mark Townshend
    One week after being fired from ESPN after commenting on and promoting a controversial anti-transgender meme on his Facebook page, Curt Schilling is firing back at his former employers. In a one-hour guest appearance on SiriusXM Satellite Radio’s “Breitbart News Patriot Forum,” the former pitcher-turned-analyst flatly accused the sports network of being biased against political conservatives and having inconsistent standards when it comes to reprimanding on-air talent. According to Newsday, Schilling's commentary was recorded on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to air at 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Here's just a sampling of what he had to say. “It was apparent...
  • 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of Muslims or mosques

    05/01/2016 8:31:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 63 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 5/1/16 | Pamela Geller
    “Palestinian” is a euphemism for Islamic Jew hatred. Previously I published the actual flag of Palestine before 1948. (above.) What follows is an “aha moment” in Muslims’ war on Israel. Now here is further proof of the lie (as if we needed any more) of the vicious historical revisionism by the Muslim world to erase the Jewish State and create a mythical Islamic narrative surrounding five thousand years of Jewish history. 9,000 Photos from 1800’s British Mandate of Palestine – with no trace of ‘Palestinians’ By Palestine/Israel Conflict, February 13, 2013 (thanks to Dan F): Where ARE all those Palestinians,...
  • Obama-Netanyahu Rift Impedes U.S. Offer of Record Aid Deal for Israel

    04/29/2016 7:20:18 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4/28/16 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis
    President Obama has proposed granting Israel the largest package of military aid ever provided by the United States to another nation, but he and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remain deeply at odds over a figure for the assistance despite months of negotiations. American officials have balked as their Israeli counterparts insisted on more generous terms for a new 10-year military aid package that could top $40 billion. The divide, which could have broad national security implications for both the United States and Israel, is exacerbated by the pent-up animosity between Mr. Obama and Mr. Netanyahu, which has been stoked by...
  • Labour head's charity funds Palestinian terror incitement (UK)

    04/28/2016 11:17:10 AM PDT · by Lera · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/28/2016 | Ari Yashar
    Interpal - outlawed group heavily backed by Jeremy Corbyn - exposed funding Gaza festival in which 7-year-old girl 'stabs Jews.' An horrific children's play in which a seven-year-old Palestinian girl "stabbed Jews" took place at a recent event partly funded by Interpal, a UK charity supported by Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn and MPs of his party, reports the UK Daily Mail on Thursday. Footage of the play, in which the girl pretends to stab two boys dressed as IDF soldiers who "shoot" her before a boy in a mask "shoots" them back with a toy semi-automatic weapon, was aired...
  • Target just received really bad news

    04/27/2016 12:39:15 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 70 replies
    Charismanews.com reported: Faith Driven Consumer (FDC), representing 41 million Americans who spend $2 trillion annually, has earned wide recognition for its groundbreaking FaithEqualityIndex.com (FEI), which scores more than 500 major brands for compatibility with the FDC community, and also for its Faith-Friendly Film Review entertainment rating system. Today, amidst growing consumer backlash over Target's (Faith Equality Index Score 39/100) announcement that it will allow men in women's bathrooms and changing rooms, FDC is calling on its community of 41 million who spend $2 trillion annually to engage in a national #BUYcottWalmart effort by choosing Target's arch-rival Walmart (FEI Score 51/100)...
  • Poll: Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support terror

    04/26/2016 5:09:04 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    The overwhelming majority of young Palestinians believe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict cannot be resolved through negotiations. A poll of Palestinian youth, defined as ages 16-30, published Monday by the Jerusalem Media and Communications Center depicts a community that is socially conservative, supports violence against Israel, is skeptical about its leadership and opposes the Islamic State. It also shows significantly greater support for violence among Palestinians in the Gaza Strip than among those in Judea and Samaria While 47.4 percent of youths in Judea and Samaria oppose stabbing attacks, 78.6 percent of Gaza youths support them, according to the poll. In addition,...
  • UK: Muslim MP Calling for Israel to be ‘Relocated’ to U.S.

    04/27/2016 8:27:04 AM PDT · by Lera · 13 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | April 26, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    slamic Jew-hatred - it's in the Quran. Is this surprising? No. And it's proof of the nefarious convergence of leftism and antisemitism. Labour is left. Interesting note: it was a blogger who discovered the hate-filled post. Bloggers are doing the work the media won't. "Labour MP forced to resign after calling for Israel to be 'relocated' to the US," By Greg Heffer, Political Reporter, The Express, April 26, 2016: A LABOUR MP has been forced to resign her role as an aide to shadow chancellor John McDonnell after supporting calls for Israel to be 'relocated' to the United States. Labour...
  • Paris rejected Israeli software which could have stopped attack

    04/26/2016 5:24:00 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 29 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16
    A groundbreaking Israeli security system could have helped French authorities prevent the Paris massacre last November - but authorities balked at the deal under pressure from the anti-Israel boycott movement. Speaking to Fox News, an Israeli counter-terrorism source with intimate knowledge of both the software involved and the deal itself said that after the Charlie Hebdo and Hyper Cacher attack the previous January an Israeli company offered to provide French authorities with special terrorist-tracking software, which could well have enabled them to flag the ISIS terrorist network operating under their noses. But although the French were initially very keen on...
  • Miami Police Union's Threatened Boycott of Beyoncé's Concert Didn't Work Out

    04/27/2016 4:04:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 1 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 4/25/16 | Jessica Lipscomb
    Two months ago, Miami police union president Javier Ortiz rattled the Beyhive when he called for a boycott of Beyoncé's upcoming concert at Marlins Park, the first stop on her 40-date Formation World Tour.... ....Beyoncé's Miami show is now only two days away...Several cops have been slated to work the event Wednesday, and not one had to be drafted against his or her will, Miami Police Department spokesman Officer Ernest Lawrence tells New Times..... Reached this week, Ortiz said his plans for the boycott suffered because he announced it at the same time the list was being circulated for officers...
  • anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP suggested Israel should be moved to US [tr]

    04/26/2016 9:10:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/25/16 | Sculthorpe
    Labour in fresh anti-Semitic storm: Muslim MP quits as aide to John McDonnell after sharing toxic Facebook post which suggested Israel should be moved to US Naz Shah today apologised for 'offence caused' by her Facebook post The Bradford West MP shared the claim and added supportive comments The post was made in 2014 before Ms Shah became an MP in the Commons Labour has been rocked by a series of anti-Semitism rows in recent weeks Jeremy Corbyn repeatedly urged to speak out clearly against abuse Labour MP Naz Shah today apologised and quit as an aide to John McDonnell...
  • US to give Israel 'largest military aid package in history'

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    INN ^ | 4/26/2016, 9:55 AM | David Rosenberg
    The White House is reportedly planning to accept Israeli demands for increased military aid, following pressure by the US Senate to sign a new Memorandum of Understanding laying out US support to Israel for the next decade. With the current Memorandum of Understanding set to expire in 2018, Israel has been pressuring the White House to enlarge the annual aid package from $3.1 billion to between $4-4.5 billion. Israel has stated that it must increase its military spending to cope with growing threats from ISIS and the Iranian regime following last year’s nuclear deal. …
  • Terror ties of BDS backers revealed

    04/26/2016 3:44:53 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/16 | David Rosenberg
    While the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has done little to hide its malicious anti-Israel hatred, the movement hitherto has succeeded in maintaining the appearance of legitimacy, presenting itself as the peaceful alternative to terrorism. Despite rhetoric which pro-Israel activists have noted signals a rejection of Jewish statehood per se and draws upon the kind of terrorist propaganda disseminated by Hamas and the PLO, no clear link tying BDS to supporters of terror organizations could be found. Last week, however, a former terrorism finance analyst for the US Treasury Department offered testimony to congress suggesting connections between the BDS movement...
  • How many more Lies are we Really Willing to Accept from our Politicians?

    04/26/2016 7:02:24 AM PDT · by Randall_S · 31 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | April 26, 2016 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    By Wallace Bruschweiler and William Palumbo The lies from this administration are well-known and numerous. Among only some of the most infamous: If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor. ISIS is a non-threat, the “JV team.” The economy is in great shape after years of sustained recovery, and unemployment is at a de minimis 5%. Daily life over the past seven and a half years and the six o’clock news will relieve you of these fictions. The Barack Hussein Obama administration’s deceit is deployed deliberately to assuage our deepest fears concerning the state of our country and...
  • Don't Boycott Target Over Transgender Bathroom Issue: Here's a Better Alternative

    04/24/2016 5:28:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 217 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/23/2016 | Carmen Fowler LaBerge
    Advocates of traditional family values are calling for a boycott of Target in response to the retail giant's announcement that they allow transgender people to use the restroom and dressing room that aligns with their preferred gender identity. The other way of saying this is that grown men have unrestricted and no-questions-asked access to bathrooms designated for women and girls. Via their website, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. …Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." Critics allege that this move is less...
  • Target Is Off the Mark with It's Latest Decision

    04/22/2016 9:13:02 AM PDT · by Stand Up For America Today · 38 replies
    Stand Up For America Today ^ | 4/22/2016 | AJ Watson
    Target has decided to allow its customers to use the toilet facility of the gender that they "associate with." So the next time you send your daughter into the bathroom by herself, she may very well be in a stall beside a man....by herself....without you. Take that in for a second. Or do you even care? In just another step that baffles common sense, Target along with several state legislatures are informing Americans that we have had our "potty privileges" wrong all these years. Clearly we were backwards in thinking that women should go to bathrooms emblazoned with "WOMEN" signs...
  • Tens of thousands of people are calling for a Target boycott over Transgender bathroom issue

    04/22/2016 8:59:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 87 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/22/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    More than 167,000 people have signed a pledge to boycott Target after the retailer said it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matches their gender identity. The boycott pledge was started by the conservative American Family Association (AFA). "Target's policy is exactly how sexual predators get access to their victims," AFA President Tim Wildmon said in an open letter. "This means a man can simply say he 'feels like a woman today' and enter the women's restroom...even if young girls or women are already in there." Wildmon urged people to sign the boycott pledge,...
  • Target's transgender bathroom policy sparks boycott threats, anger

    04/21/2016 1:46:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 54 replies
    .syracuse.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Kevin Tambone
    The rights of transgender individuals have been in the news in a big way lately and one of the nation's largest retailers is now weighing in. In a post on its website Tuesday, Target reiterated an existing policy: that transgender employees and customers are welcome to use the bathroom or fitting room that corresponds with their gender identity. The post also expressed support for federal legislation protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. "Inclusivity is a core belief at Target," the post said. "It's something we celebrate. We stand for equality and equity, and strive to make...
  • Sign the Boycott Target Pledge!

    04/21/2016 9:09:22 AM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 55 replies
    American Family Association ^ | April 21, 2016 | American Family Association
    The American Family Association is calling for a boycott of Target after the retail giant said it would allow men to use the women's restrooms and dressing rooms in their stores. On its web site this week, Target announced, "[W]e welcome transgender team members and guests to use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity. ...Everyone deserves to feel like they belong." This means a man can simply say he "feels like a woman today" and enter the women's restroom...even if young girls or women are already in there. Target's policy is exactly how sexual...
  • American Studies Association and its leaders sued over Israel boycott

    04/20/2016 4:23:56 PM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 5 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | April 20, 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    The American Studies Association (ASA) was the first significant-sized faculty association to implement the academic boycott of Israel. A lawsuit just filed by several distinguished members challenges the ASA boycott, seeks damages against individual officers and National Council members who advanced the boycott, as well as injunctive relief, arguing that ASA exceeded its purpose defined under its constitution and bylaws. A copy of the Complaint is embedded at the end of this post. The lawsuit could serve as a model for litigation against other faculty organizations which have been hijacked by anti-Israel activists.
  • Harvard Students Hurl Anti-Semitic Slurs at Liberal Israeli MK “A question about the odor of

    04/20/2016 12:40:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/16 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Just when you think once-prestigious Harvard could fall further from grace, Harvard students hurled anti-Semitic epithets at Israel's former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni during her recent talk at the University. Last Thursday, Harvard Law School hosted a panel discussion with guest speakers Dennis Ross and former Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni. During a question and answer session a president of a student organization mocked the Israeli leader, asking her, “How is it that you are so smelly?” When his question drew stunned silence, he clarified his "question." “A question about the odor of Ms. Tzipi Livni, she’s very smelly, and I...
  • Reply to Slander--Being defamed by a UCLA Vice Chancellor for defending the Jews

    04/20/2016 5:04:33 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 4-20-16 | David Horowitz
    Reply to Slander Being defamed by a UCLA Vice Chancellor for defending the Jews. April 20, 2016 David Horowitz    Today a letter attacking me was sent to all members of the UCLA community – that would be nearly 50,000 people I think – by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Jerry Kang. The Vice Chancellor’s letter attacked me as a “provocateur” who last year “put up hostile posters accusing two student organizations — the Muslim Student Association (MSA) and Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) — of being murderers and terrorists.” This is a lie. Actually it...
  • Rich States, Poor States: 9th Edition

    04/19/2016 6:43:38 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 8 replies
    The American Legislative Exchange Council ^ | April 14, 2016 | Joe Horvath
    On Tuesday, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform released the ninth edition of the Rich States, Poor States ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index rankings. The study ranks all 50 states based on their economic outlook, calculated by weighing 15 variables in critical economic policy areas. Therefore, it is no surprise that of the states in the top 10 for economic outlook, six (Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana, Arizona, North Dakota and North Carolina) also qualified for the most recent State Tax Cut Roundup as states that substantially reduced taxes... Wisconsin earned an all-time best ranking of nine,...
  • Harvard's Muslim Brotherhood propaganda fest

    04/15/2016 3:23:56 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 4/14/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    Harvard University Law School hosted a Muslim Brotherhood-organized conference on April 13 billed as a “human rights” forum on Egypt and Middle East. The event, titled “As Goes Egypt, So Goes the Middle East: Changes Begin with Me,” was organized by Egyptians Abroad for Democracy..... -snip- Dr. Mark Christian, executive director of the Global Faith Institute and a former imam who left Egypt and his Muslim Brotherhood-connected family 11 years ago to live in America, told WND that Harvard long ago sold its soul to the Brotherhood. He said Harvard is home to the nation’s largest chapter of the Muslim...
  • Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer--A safe space for Jew-hatred

    04/15/2016 7:19:31 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 15, 2016 | Kenneth Levin
    Targeting Jews in the Ivory Sewer A safe space for Jew-hatred. April 15, 2016 Kenneth Levin    Reports of anti-Semitic acts on American campuses suggest that the nation’s universities and colleges are likely today the chief institutional repository of anti-Semitism in the United States.   As one recent study notes: “A survey of U.S. Jewish college students by Trinity College and the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law revealed that 54% of surveyed students reported experiencing or witnessing instances of anti-Semitism on campus during the first six months of the 2013-2014 academic year. Another survey by...