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  • Target Removes Tiny Carts From Stores After Parents Complain

    09/26/2016 6:52:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 59 replies
    After a slew of complaints online from parents who shop at target, Target is making a change. According to several tweets from an official Twitter account, Target is removing the recently added “tiny carts” from 72 of its stores this week where they were being tested. The change comes after a slew of complaints from parents....
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/24/2016 10:02:57 PM PDT · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | September 24, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    I was a police officer for 36 years. Prior to being a police officer I served six years in the U.S. Air Force, four on active duty and two in the reserves. Before that, my fondest memories, while growing up, are of going to the VFW with my dad on Friday night for their fish fry or clam bake. When I was in high school I played on that VFW Post’s Drum & Bugle Corps. My Dad served in the Merchant Marine during WW II, and recounted having been torpedoed once while on a North Atlantic convoy. All of my...
  • NFL Suffers Ratings Drop After Pandering To The SJW Narrative

    09/19/2016 5:53:39 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 114 replies
    .returnofkings.com ^ | Sept 16, 2016 | Brian Logan
    The NFL has been a ratings juggernaut for years, a consistent cash cow for the major TV networks. However, last weekend, there was a notable decrease in viewership. The incident was discussed on September 12th in an article by the Barrett Sports Media network:When the NFL kicks off regular season play, television networks expect their ratings to soar higher than the previous season. Given the popularity of the National Football League, it’s understandable to have those expectations. But for the start of the 2016 campaign, the ratings were less than what FOX, CBS and NBC had hoped for. The NFL...
  • Continuing Blowback

    09/13/2016 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cvolkay · 3 replies
    9/13/2016 | Chris Volkay
    Just another brief note about taking the reins in hand against the various leftist areas of nonsense. While many of their protesters are running around in the streets, doing whatever it is they do, you can always home in on the financial aspects of virtually anything. Of course it's not always financial. Just read another article about crime being way, way up in Baltimore. Whether it's acknowledged in polite society or not, the cops here and in other places, when they were pushed against they essentially took a powder and disappeared. Milwaukee too. Chicago, Detroit? People, if they think can...
  • CenturyLink is terminating agreement with Brandon Marshall

    09/13/2016 9:43:33 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 27 replies
    CenturyLink.com ^ | 9/12/16 | Century Link
    “We completely respect Brandon Marshall's personal decision and right to take an action to support something in which he strongly believes. America is anchored in the right of individuals to express their beliefs. While we acknowledge Brandon's right, we also believe that whatever issues we face, we also occasionally must stand together to show our allegiance to our common bond as a nation. In our view, the national anthem is one of those moments. For this reason, while we wish Brandon the best this season, we are politely terminating our agreement with him.”
  • NCAA moving 7 championship events out of North Carolina

    09/12/2016 5:39:44 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 12, 2016 | ANDY KATZ
    The NCAA will move seven championship events this academic year from the state of North Carolina, including the first and second round of the 2017 NCAA men's basketball tournament, because of the state's controversial HB2 law. The NCAA's Board of Governors made the announcement late Monday night. The decision comes on the heels of the NBA moving the all-star game in February from Charlotte to New Orleans.
  • Boycott The NFL - the list of targets

    09/10/2016 9:38:22 AM PDT · by atc23 · 29 replies
    Sports Business Daily ^ | 23 September 2015 | Sports Business Daily
    The NFL this season has 32 league-wide category sponsors, including new brands in the auto and yogurt categories. Hyundai this season begins a four-year deal with the league. The automaker replaces GM, which had been the NFL’s official auto brand since ’01. Dannon, which began running Super Bowl spots in ’12, begins the first year of its league-wide deal after signing on in July '14. NFL corporate partnership benefits vary from deal to deal, but they typically include category exclusivity, use of league marks for advertising and promotional purposes, event signage, media exposure through radio, print and TV ads ....
  • Fins Hold Players-Only Meeting To Discuss Possible National Anthem Demonstration In 9/11 Opener

    09/10/2016 9:13:43 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    CBS MIAMI ^ | 9/10/16
    The Miami Dolphins held a players-only meeting Friday to discuss a possible demonstration against racial inequality during the national anthem in their season opener. Sunday marks 15 years since the September 11th terror attacks. Families will mourn lost loved ones. Americans across the country will pause to reflect on one of the most horrific days in our history. But in the NFL, many players say they’re considering using that day to protest.
  • Boycott the NFL

    09/10/2016 7:26:35 AM PDT · by xzins · 231 replies
    Opinion | 10 Sep 176 | Xzins
    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Thousands died in the attack, and many thousands more died in wars that resulted from that attack. Solidarity with the dead drives patriotism in this regard. Our flag and our anthem are symbols of the unity that compels us to stand together in affirmation of those murdered lives and in determination to defend ourselves from those who would wantonly kill us. Football also unites us in a way. To be sure, the NFL is a pastime. That is, it is a diversion -- a game that people...
  • Poll: 75 Percent of Football Fans Feel Justified Boycotting 49ers over Kaepernick

    09/09/2016 9:52:56 AM PDT · by detective · 71 replies
    More than 75 percent of football fans feel justified in boycotting the San Francisco 49ers over quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for the national anthem. Here is the data provided to Breitbart News by the California-based new data firm Zip: Out of a sample of 4,487 users, the Zip team found that over 75% of football fans feel justified in boycotting the 49ers because of Kaepernick’s actions. Users weighed in from across all 50 states and Washington D.C., with approximately an equal number of men and women also saying they would support the 49ers if they choose to fire...
  • Donald Trump Supporters Call for Boycott After Starbucks CEO Endorses Hillary Clinton

    09/09/2016 4:48:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 89 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | sept 9 ast
    Donald Trump's supporters took to Twitter today to call for a boycott of Starbucks after CEO Howard Schultz endorsed Hillary Clinton. Follow Ex-Democrat 4 Trump @Sidspeaks1 Sell your @Starbucks stock. Howard what's his name just endorsed Hillary. Vote #boycottstarbucks. 6:13 AM - 8 Sep 2016 71 71 Retweets 68 68 likes "Hopefully Hillary Clinton will be elected president," Schultz told CNN, calling her the "obvious" choice.
  • vanity. Just turned off the broncos/panthers game

    09/08/2016 5:43:22 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 110 replies
    FR ^ | 9-8-16 | me
    at least one POS kneeling on the broncos sideline when the Star Spangled Banner was sung
  • NFL Team Led By 9/11 Truther Might Boycott National Anthem

    09/08/2016 7:02:13 PM PDT · by Paul46360 · 68 replies
    Seattle Seahawks players say the team might boycott the national anthem during an upcoming game with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, September 11 — the anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil.
  • Police threaten to boycott 49ers NFL games over Kaepernick protests

    09/04/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 44 replies
    RT ^ | 09/03/16
    "Santa Clara Police Officers’ Association (SCPOA) has threatened to boycott San Francisco 49ers home games if they fail to react to comments made by quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who refuses to stand for the national anthem to protest perceived racial injustices. SCPOA penned an open letter to the 49ers in response to remarks made by Kaepernick in reference to his refusal to stand for the national anthem in protest at US race relations. The association provides security to San Francisco 49ers guests, players and fellow employees at Levi's stadium, the team’s training camp and headquarters. The letter also took issue with...
  • Santa Clara Officers Condemn Kaepernick Protest, Threaten Policing Levi's Stadium

    09/03/2016 4:09:57 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | 02 September 2016
    can't copy and past due to extreme scripts If someone else can post an excerpt I would be grateful.
  • NFL IN HELL: MORE PLAYERS TO PROTEST ANTHEM?

    08/29/2016 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 151 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | August 29,2016 | DRUDGE
    NFL IN HELL: MORE PLAYERS TO PROTEST ANTHEM?
  • Target Stock Plummets as Bathroom Boycott Surges

    08/22/2016 1:23:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    There are two indisputable facts surrounding Target’s decision to allow men to use the same bathrooms and changing rooms as women and little girls. First, Target’s stock has taken pounding since April. Second quarter earnings fell to $680 million, according to Market Watch. And revenue fell 7.2 percent. Second, more than 1.4 million consumers have joined American Family Association’s nationwide boycott of the nation’s second-largest discount retailer. The debate is whether there is a correlation between those two facts. Target CEO Brian Cornwell told Fortune magazine in May that the transgender bathroom policy has nothing to do with their financial...
  • BUSINESS Retailer's 'brilliant marketing strategy' backfiring (Target)

    08/17/2016 3:06:52 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | August 17, 2016 | Chris Woodward, Jody Brown
    A financial expert argues that regardless what Target says, the four-month-long boycott of the retailer by a pro-family group is at least part of the reason the company's revenue has dropped more than a billion dollars in the last quarter. Target reported today it has cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. According to The Associated Press, sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Target cuts outlook as it sees fewer customers in stores

    08/17/2016 1:38:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 64 replies
    usnews.com ^ | August 17, 2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO,
    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. cut its profit forecast and a key sales outlook Wednesday as it saw fewer customers in its stores and acknowledged it didn't push the second part of its "Expect More, Pay Less" slogan. The Minneapolis-based discounter's second-quarter net income fell nearly 10 percent, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1 percent, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Its main competitor, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., reports results Thursday. Target's shares fell $4.74, or 6 percent, to $70.74 in afternoon trading.
  • Target's Transgender-Friendly Bathroon Policy Is Costing It $20 Million

    08/17/2016 12:30:29 PM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Target ^ | August 17, 2016 | Phil Wahba
    Target TGT -6.02% is spending millions to add private single-stall locking bathrooms at many of its stores as it looks to reverse a drop in shopper traffic, some of which may have been caused by the retailer’s transgender-friendly bathroom policy.
  • Target cuts outlook, says market 'difficult'

    08/17/2016 9:01:43 AM PDT · by UB355 · 103 replies
    MIlwaukee ^ | 8/17/2016 | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO
    Minneapolis — Target cut its profit and comparable-store sales outlook amid stiffer competition and its own stumbles in areas like grocery sales. The discounter’s second-quarter net income fell nearly 10%, though that was better than what most had expected. Sales at stores open at least a year fell 1.1%, reversing seven straight quarters of gains. Target shares were down more than 6% in mid-morning trading Wednesday. The quarter underscores challenges that Target and other retailers face from Amazon.com and shoppers who remain cautious about spending.
  • Macy's plans to close 100 stores, boost online investment

    08/11/2016 5:53:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 11, 2016
    Macy’s says it plans to close about 100 stores next year as the department store operator aims to become more nimble in a competitive market. That represents close to 14 percent of its store base. […] The nation’s largest department store chain says that it earned $11 million, or 3¢ per share, in the quarter ended July 30. That compares with $217 million, or 64¢ per share, in the year-ago period. …
  • ESPN Loses 4 Million Subscribers In Past Year (11+ MM in 5 years after hard PC swing to the left)

    08/05/2016 12:29:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 57 replies
    Outkick the Coverage ^ | August 4, 2016 | Clay Travis
    In the past five years ESPN has lost 11,346,000 subscribers according to Nielsen data. If you combine that with ESPN2 and ESPNU subscriber losses this means that ESPN has lost over a billion dollars in cable and satellite revenue just in the past five years, an average of $200 million each year. That total of a billion dollars hits ESPN in the pocketbook not just on a yearly basis, but for every year going forward. It's gone forever. That's not just bad, this is downright cataclysmic. And it's getting worse. In the past year ESPN lost 4.159 million subscribers, that's...
  • Conservatives Mount a Growing #BoycottDrudge Movement Following ‘Black Lives Kill’ Headline Flap

    07/20/2016 2:07:18 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 51 replies
    http://www.mediaite.com/ ^ | July 11th, 2016 | J.D. Durkin
    While police officers in downtown Dallas were being killed late Thursday night into Friday morning, conservative media hero Matt Drudge donned the homepage of his eponymous Drudge Report with an unmistakable approach to the story: This headline. Wow. pic.twitter.com/0ALYFLdC9T — Michelle Fields (@MichelleFields) July 8, 2016 (SNIP) In moments like these, we should do the opposite of what Drudge is doing. Not saying it’s right or wrong; merely imprudent. — Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) July 8, 2016 And as even David French — that guy whose name you remember because he was briefly championed as the anti-Trump savior to redeem the...
  • Franklin Graham: Dump Target Stock for Luring in 'Sexual Perverts'

    07/15/2016 1:48:19 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 31 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 15,2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Evangelist Franklin Graham has called on shareholders of Target to dump their stock — saying the department store's policy regarding the use of its bathrooms by transgender people invites "sexual perverts into their stores." His plea follows reports of a transgender woman being arrested at a Target store in Utah for allegedly snapping pictures of a teenager in a changing room. "I told you so, it was just a matter of time. Target is putting their customers at risk — and their shareholders. I wouldn't be surprised if people started dumping their stock, and they should!" Graham, who runs the...
  • United Church of Christ Anti-Israel Extremism (Obama's denomination)

    07/01/2015 8:10:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Peggy Shapiro
    On June 30, 2015, the General Synod of the United Church of Christ voted to single out Israel for an economic and propaganda war. Ignoring the violent state of affairs in an unstable region, the plague of terrorist groups, and the victimization of millions of Christians and other minority groups, the UCC elected to boycott Israel, the only functioning democracy in the Middle East. Giving a pass to Hamas rockets aimed at Israeli children and the prohibition of any Jews to enter Palestinian-controlled territory, the UCC jumped on the bandwagon of slander to demonize Israel. Deletion and Replacement of Jews...
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 9 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).
  • Newest VH1 Talk Show Host Supports Boycott of Israel, Defends Hamas

    07/05/2016 11:47:24 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/5/16 | Ronn Torossian
    Reports indicate that a supporter of the anti-Israel BDS movement and a self-proclaimed radical who has supported numerous anti-American initiatives has been named the host of a new late night talk show on VH1. Marc Lamont Hill, a CNN commentator, will launch VH1 Live which will begin airing weekly on the Viacom-owned cable network on Sunday, July 17 at 10 PM. Would a supporter of segregation be rewarded with a talk show? How about someone who is fiercely anti-LGBT? It seems that bigotry is only OK if it is directed at Israel. Hill is a staunch opponent of Israel, a...
  • Palestinian Historian: Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Build Pithom and Raamses

    11/17/2009 5:42:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies · 1,162+ views
    IMRA ^ | 11-17-09
    MEMRI: Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews MEMRI No. 2260| November 16, 2009 Palestinian Historian Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: Ancient Egyptians Had the Right to Force the Jews to Work Building Pithom and Raamses; Benjamin Franklin Warned against the Jews Following are excerpts from an interview with Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar, a lecturer on Islamic history at the Islamic University of Gaza. The interview aired on Al-Aqsa TV on July 31, 2009. To view this clip, visit http://www.memritv.org/clip/en/2260.htm Dr. Ibrahim Al-Sinwar: The...
  • Macy's Stock in Free Fall Since Dissing Trump

    07/02/2016 7:48:12 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 45 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 27, 2016 | Staff
    Corporate America is learning a lesson: Don’t cross Donald Trump. One year ago, Trump upended American politics when he declared he was a candidate for president. Macy’s promptly declared it was cutting ties and dumping Trump’s clothing line because of “disparaging” remarks about Mexicans. Trump fired back, declaring the company supports illegal immigration. His supporters even shredded their Macy’s credit cards and tens of thousands called to complain about the company’s cave to political correctness. Trump himself also called for a boycott of the company. [snip]
  • Istanbul airport attacks: 28 killed, 60 wounded in suicide attacks at Ataturk airport in Turkey

    06/28/2016 2:19:42 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 45 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/ ^ | 28 JUNE 2016 | David Lawler
    Istanbul governor: 28 killed and 60 wounded We have just received an update on the casualties from the attack from Istanbul's governor. At least 28 people have died, with approximately 60 more wounded.
  • Helen Mirren Denounces BDS Movement, Slams Artists Who Boycott Israel

    06/23/2016 9:07:38 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 6/23/126 | Aron Heller
    'The artists of the country are the people you need to communicate with and make a relationship with and learn from and build upon. So I absolutely don't believe in the boycott, and here I am.' Oscar-winning actress Helen Mirren said Wednesday she was a "believer" in Israel and rejected efforts to boycott it. Mirren showered Israeli artists with praise and said she opposed both the efforts by pro-Palestinian groups to boycott them and the decision of some international artists to shun Israel. "I think that art is an incredibly important way of communication," she said at a press event...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Combating terror on Facebook and Twitter

    06/21/2016 1:33:29 PM PDT · by Lera · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/21/2016 | Shai Landesman
    MK accuses social media giants of tolerating incitement; former Mossad official: Social media the most important sphere for fighting terror. Former senior Mossad operative Uzi Shaya spoke today (Tuesday) at a conference entitled "Towards A New Law of War", held in Jerusalem by "Shurat Hadin", a human rights organization dedicated to taking legal action against terrorist groups and those who fund them, which is currently representing 20,000 Israelis in a lawsuit against none other than Facebook. "One of the most significant theatres of terrorism today is incitement in social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and others. The biggest problem is...
  • Apple Won’t Be Sending Funds to GOP Convention Because Trump Hurt Their Feelings!

    06/18/2016 4:57:34 PM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 55 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-18-16 | Wayne Dupree
    This is a no-brainer. Donald Trump is a serious threat to Apple's slaves in China. Apple, if you're serious about being 'good citizens' you'd fix the conditions you force workers over there to endure and pay them a competitive wage the same as an American would make. You're exploitive, and it's sick. Don't be a bunch of globalist hypocrites. Hey, Apple, boycotting Trump and the RNC is so petulant. Man, that is some political courage right there. Tim Cook, you want to impress me? STOP SELLING YOUR PRODUCTS IN COUNTRIES THAT OUTLAW AND KILL HOMOSEXUALS! Put your money where your...
  • Israel Goes Full Trump on Gaza: Massive Concrete Wall Above And Below Ground Along Entire Border

    06/16/2016 6:40:40 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/16/2016 | Aaron Klein
    TEL AVIV – As the debate over Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border continues to dominate the presidential race, Israel is reportedly planning to move ahead with a massive above and underground concrete barrier along the entire border with the Gaza Strip. The barrier was revealed on Thursday in a story splashed across the cover of Yedioth Aharonot, Israel’s largest daily newspaper. The story was published with the approval of the country’s defense ministry. Yedioth’s affiliated website, Ynetnews, has the details:
  • 'Hell No!' Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers

    06/18/2016 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | June 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers. The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” But apparently the cashier at the Cook Out in Colonial Heights does not believe Trump can make America great again. Nor do they believe his supporters deserve to eat Cook Out hamburgers. Riggs explained what happened during the June...
  • GOP Agrees to Vote on Gun Control After 15-Hour Filibuster

    06/16/2016 10:26:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 112 replies
    time.com ^ | June 16, 2016 | Justin Worland
    A nearly 15-hour filibuster led by Sen. Chris Murphy of Connecticut ended early Thursday morning after Republicans agreed to hold votes on gun control measures. The Senate will vote on a measure banning gun sales to people on the terrorist watch list and a provision requiring background checks at shows and over the internet. Republicans may also offer their own gun control measures. The filibuster comes just days after a shooting in Orlando that killed 49 people and wounded dozens others. Murphy, joined by most of his Democratic colleagues, recalled his own state’s loss of 27 people during the 2012...
  • UK MPs call to end funding to anti-Israel NGOs

    06/14/2016 3:37:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 14/6/16 | Ari Soffer
    British MPs on Tuesday debated their country's funding of radical anti-Israel NGOs, with several legislators questioning why the government's aid agency is spending so much on extremist organizations which undermine Israeli democracy. The debate on foreign aid at the UK House of Commons was prompted by a petition which garnered nearly a quarter of a million signatures - well over the 150,000 needed to force a nonbinding parliamentary discussion on the issue. That petition calls for the UK government to end its policy of spending a fixed 0.7% of national income on overseas aid, and was launched after an expose...
  • Why Hasn't ESPN Disciplined Jemele Hill For Political Tweet About The Orlando Shootings?

    06/14/2016 12:30:23 AM PDT · by ConservativeTeen · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | 06/13/2016 | Alex Reimer
    Earlier this year, ESPN sent a memo to its employees that tells them to refrain from making political statements. But it seems as if the policy has a double standard. Jemele Hill, a co-host on ESPN2′s His & Hers, tweeted Sunday that it’s wrong for Americans to condemn homophobia in Islamic cultures, given the discrimination that gay people have faced in the United States. The tweet was a response to the reaction following the Orlando shootings, where a gunman pledged allegiance to ISIS before killing 49 people and wounding 53 more inside of a popular gay nightclub early Sunday morning.
  • Netanyahu's candidate for U.S. envoy backs one-sided pullout

    04/24/2009 5:21:24 AM PDT · by SJackson · 36 replies · 638+ views
    Haaretz / IMRA ^ | 4-24-09 | Barak Ravid
    www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1080695.html Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's candidate for Israeli ambassador to Washington, Dr. Michael Oren, supports a unilateral Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and an evacuation of most of the settlements. Oren, a visiting Georgetown University professor, said in a lecture there last month, "The only alternative for Israel to save itself as a Jewish state is by unilaterally withdrawing from the West Bank and evacuating most of the settlements." Oren, a Middle East expert and senior researcher at Jerusalem's Shalem Center, gave a 90-minute lecture entitled "The Gaza Crisis from an Historical and Personal Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."...
  • Students accused of disrupting Israeli ambassador's speech seek gag order for prosecutors

    05/09/2011 3:01:56 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 13 replies
    Daily Pilot via L.A. Times ^ | May 8, 2011 | Joseph Serna
    Orange County prosecutors next week are scheduled to argue against a defense motion to keep them from speaking in public about their criminal case against 11 student activists accused of disrupting an Israeli ambassador's speech at UC Irvine last year. The motion, filed in Orange County Superior Court's Central Justice Center in Santa Ana on Tuesday, accuses Deputy Dist. Atty. Dan Wagner, police and representatives from the district attorney's office of tainting the jury pool with public statements against the 11 defendants. Defense attorneys are seeking a court order that would keep prosecutors from talking publicly to the media or...
  • Former Israeli Ambassador Urges Withdrawal from Judea-Samaria (Michael Oren)

    09/08/2014 7:22:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 9/8/2014, 5:53 PM | Tova Dvorin
    The efficacy and threat level of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel has heightened after Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, Former Israeli Ambassador to the US Dr. Michael Oren stated Monday—and allegedly justifies a withdrawal from Judea and Samaria. Israel’s economic, political, and cultural status has already been damaged existentially across the globe, Oren warned, due to the constant campaigns for “Israel Apartheid Week” on college campuses and European divestment from the Jewish state. […] Hamas consciously declared victory in its PR campaign against Israel several weeks ago, after it encouraged ordinary Gazans to become human shields,...
  • The Israeli Left's War Against the Israeli Flag (and the true impulses behind it)

    06/11/2016 10:55:51 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 3 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | June 9, 2016 | Steve Plaut
    The Israeli Left has a serious flag problem. Well, a problem with the Israeli flag to be precise. The one with the six-pointed blue star. Not the ISIS flag. The Left intensely dislikes people who wave Israeli flags, although I think it would be okay with those radical anti-Trump protesters waving Mexican and Iranian flags. At the Israeli Left's own rallies, like one widely reported recently, one sees oodles of Stalinist red flags, lots of PLO flags, and sometimes one may see Hamas flags, but no Israeli flags. In a few famous cases, the Left's contempt for the flag goes...
  • Target to AFA rep: We don't care

    06/10/2016 12:55:11 PM PDT · by Morgana · 42 replies
    onenewsnow ^ | June 8, 2016 | Chris Woodward
    A spokesman for the American Family Association says he was clearly snubbed by Target officials today when he expressed his group's deep concerns about the retailer's bathroom policy. AFA's Abraham Hamilton III went to today's Target shareholders meeting in Southern California to raise concerns again about the company's policy allowing transgenders to use the bathroom or changing room of the gender in which they say they identify. AFA's concern has been that sexual predators may take advantage of the policy, thereby putting women and children at risk. "It's amazing. The response really was We don't care what you have to...
  • Report: Trump University Judge Linked To Group That Calls For Boycott Of Trump's Businesses

    06/07/2016 4:22:36 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 90 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing a fraud case against Trump University, is reportedly a member of the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, which is affiliated with the Hispanic National Bar Association.
  • Obama’s November Surprise for Israel?

    06/09/2016 4:37:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | June 6, 2016 | Schmuley Boteach
    Word is going around diplomatic circles that the Obama administration is planning a November surprise for Israel. Here’s what is said to be going on: The Paris peace conference last Friday, to which Israel and the Palestinians were not even invited, will end up exerting enormous pressure on Israel to create a Palestinian state. This renewed pressure will come despite evidence that a Palestinian state in the West Bank will quickly be dominated by genocidal Hamas, which is a threat to Israel and a disaster for the Palestinians. This will lead, in all likelihood, to a United Nations Security Council...
  • Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army

    06/03/2016 9:16:57 PM PDT · by Enchante · 9 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mike Smith
    Palestinian tries to stab Israeli soldier, shot dead: army AFP Mike Smith June 2, 2016 Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem on June 2, 2016View photos Israeli security forces inspect the scene of a stabbing attack at a checkpoint near the West Bank city of Tulkarem on June 2, 2016 (AFP Photo/Jaafar Ashtiyeh) More Jerusalem (AFP) - A female Palestinian tried to stab an Israeli soldier in the West Bank Thursday and was shot dead, the army said, the latest in a series of such incidents...