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  • Trudeau: No apologies, pledges to call out 'hate speech' (asking about illegals is now hate speech)

    08/20/2018 5:06:52 PM PDT · by jerod · 15 replies
    CP via CBC News ^ | Aug 20, 2018 | Teresa Wright, Terry Pedwell · The Canadian Press
    Hate speech and the politics of division are creating a "dangerous path" for Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Monday as he vowed to steer clear of such roads and to continue calling out those who rely on "extremist" methods to make their voices heard. Trudeau made the comments when asked whether he went too far in accusing a Quebec woman of racism and intolerance as she heckled him last week during a rally in Quebec... During a campaign-style rally Thursday southeast of Montreal, the woman shouted questions in French at Trudeau, asking him when the federal government would repay...
  • Oprah Winfrey Promotes “Shout Your Abortion” Movement Where Women Brag About Their Abortions

    08/20/2018 4:59:56 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Life News ^ | Aug 20, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Oprah Winfrey waded deeper into political waters this summer by promoting the “Shout Your Abortion” movement and its attempts to normalize the killing of unborn babies. The July issue of her “O” magazine featured “Shout Your Abortion” founder Amelia Bonow in its “Inspiration” section, CNS News reports. Bonow, who began the campaign to urge women to brag about aborting their unborn babies, soon will be coming out with a new book by the same title, according to the report. She told the magazine how it all began in 2015: “[W]hen I found out that the House of Representatives had voted...
  • Doctor’s orders: Let children just play

    08/20/2018 4:02:16 PM PDT · by Mariner · 33 replies
    LA Times via ^ | August 20th, 2018 | By Melissa Healy
    Imagine a drug that could enhance a child’s creativity, critical thinking and resilience. Imagine that this drug were simple to make, safe to take, and could be had for free. The nation’s leading pediatricians say this miracle compound exists. In a new clinical report, they are urging doctors to prescribe it liberally to the children in their care. What is this wonder drug? Play. “This may seem old-fashioned, but there are skills to be learned when kids aren’t told what to do,” said Dr. Michael Yogman, a Harvard Medical School pediatrician who led the drafting of the call to arms....
  • Undercover abortion clinic journalist may soon get to release MORE damning Planned Parenthood videos

    08/20/2018 3:26:22 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 7 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/20/18 | USA Features
    Gag Order: In 2015 Americans with consciences not named Chelsea Clinton were shocked to their core when an undercover journalism operation began releasing a series of videos showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating for the sale of aborted baby parts. That journalist, David Daleiden — founder of the Center for Medical Progress — has since been silenced by federal courts and his operation attacked as savaged by the Left and its sycophantic propaganda machine, the establishment press. But that court-imposed silence could soon be coming to an end.
  • Journalist Starts GoFundMe For Transgender Teen Who Shut Down A School Over Bathroom

    08/20/2018 3:08:09 PM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2018 | Grace Carr
    Shortened title. Full title: Journalist Starts GoFundMe For Transgender Teen Who Shut Down A Whole School Over Bathroom Discrepancy A journalist started a GoFundMe for a 12-year-old biological male transgender student who used the girls’ restroom on the first day of class at a school in Achille, Oklahoma, causing so much uproar that the school district canceled classes for two days. Oklahoma City writer and journalist L. Anne Babb created the GoFundMe — “A Move for Maddie” — which has raised $25,945 as of Monday. The funds are intended to help the transgender student Maddie and his family move out...
  • Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes ... Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period

    08/20/2018 2:55:47 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 67 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | August 19, 2018 | Michael Snyder
    Complete Headline: Watch Out California! 53 Major Earthquakes (Including A Magnitude 8.2) Just Hit The Ring Of Fire In A 24 Hour Period Is something unusual starting to happen to the crust of our planet? The USGS defines any earthquake of at least magnitude 4.5 as "significant", and there were 53 earthquakes that met that criteria along the Ring of Fire on Sunday alone. If you would like to verify that information for yourself, you can so do right here. Not too long ago, I wrote about how "Earth changes" seem to be accelerating all over the world, but even...
  • David Hogg says he plans to run for Congress when he's 25.

    08/20/2018 2:39:11 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/20/2018 | Alex Pappas, Fox News
    David Hogg, the 18-year-old school shooting survivor turned gun-control activist, says he’s gearing up to run for Congress when he’s constitutionally eligible. Speaking to New York Magazine, Hogg described his ideal seven-year plan, which culminates with him running for the House of Representatives when he’s 25.
  • Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization

    08/20/2018 2:29:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | August 20, 2018
    Cases of measles in Europe have hit a record high, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). More than 41,000 people have been infected in the first six months of 2018, leading to 37 deaths. Last year there were 23,927 cases and the year before 5,273. Experts blame this surge in infections on a drop in the number of people being vaccinated. In England, there have been 807 cases so far this year. The WHO is calling on European countries to take action. Public Health England say the outbreaks in England are largely due to people who have travelled to...
  • Another sob story about illegals falls flat after a murder warrant rolls out

    08/20/2018 2:01:24 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 20, 2018 | Monica Showalter
    The press is still at it, trying to press a sob story on us about supposedly heartless ICE agents arresting an "undocumented worker" who was driving his wife to the hospital for a pre-scheduled C-section for the birth of her fifth child, because, horrors, he "could be deported." CBS led its television report that way. This CBS report video is the one I saw. The problem here is that the illegal was wanted in Mexico on a murder warrant.
  • Twitter Feed of the WSJ's Kimberly Strassel

    08/20/2018 1:01:38 PM PDT · by drellberg · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 20, 2018 | Kimberly Strassel
    20) "Trump’s mention of Ohr’s wife appears gratuitous. Her role in the matter, as yet, appears minimal." She worked for the main player in this drama, Fusion. And Fact Checker has zero ability to make that claim, since we still don't know her role. Bizarre.
  • NYU Medical School Plans Free Tuition For Those Studying To Be Doctors

    08/20/2018 12:28:49 PM PDT · by aspasia · 30 replies
    npr ^ | aug 17, 2018 | JAMES DOUBEK
    In a move it said was to address the large cost of entering a career in medicine, New York University's School of Medicine said Thursday that it will offer full scholarships to all current and future students in its doctor of medicine program.
  • He wanted to keep girl as sex slave, eat her, cops said. SC judge gave him probation

    08/20/2018 12:21:06 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 44 replies
    The State ^ | August 19, 2018 | TEDDY KULMALA
    South Carolina man who, police said, wanted to “cannibalize” a young girl after turning her into a “full time baby maker and sex slave” was sentenced to probation, according to court records. Justin Teeter Bensing, 36, of Myrtle Beach, Cpleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation of a minor, according to Greenville County online court records. The records show he was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but that the prison sentence was suspended to five years probation. The suspended sentence means if Bensing violates the terms of his probation, he could be sent to prison for 10 years....
  • Watch: Stevie Wonder Blames Global Warming for Aretha Franklin’s Cancer

    08/20/2018 11:45:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 54 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | August 20, 2018 | by John Nolte
    During an appearance on Friday’s CBS This Morning, and without being challenged by the pro-science “journalists” of the morning show, Wonder was allowed to spread his conspiracy theory about Global Warming being linked to cancer: "I just feel that all these various diseases that we have and all that is happening in the world in part is because there are those who don’t believe in global warming, don’t believe that what we do affects the world,” he said. “Heat affects the world and affects us. I just hope that people will grow up out of the foolishness and know that...
  • It’s simple: Global warming worsens wildfires

    08/20/2018 11:40:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 19, 2018 | by Associated Press
    As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has warmed the world over the past 35 years, the land consumed by flames has more than doubled. Experts say the way global warming worsens wildfires comes down to the basic dynamics of fire. Fires need ignition, oxygen and fuel. And what’s really changed is fuel — the trees, brush and other plants that go up in flames. “Hotter drier...
  • Global warming can make extreme weather worse. Now scientists can say by how much.

    08/20/2018 11:36:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 27 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | August 19, 2018 | by James Rainey
    Researchers no longer hesitate to blame climate change for floods, fires and heat waves. Here's how the science works. When the heat waves, droughts, wildfires and deluges come - as they seem to with increasing regularity these days - the question inevitably arises: Did climate change play a role? The answer scientists gave for years was that greenhouse gases created by humans likely contributed to extreme weather, but it was hard to definitively tie the warming atmosphere to any single episode. But that cautious approach, repeated in thousands of news reports for more than a decade, has been changing in...
  • 'Laura Ingraham is right'

    08/20/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies ^ | 8/19/18 | Pedro Gonzalez
    Snip -- To understand why Ms. Ingraham has a point, let’s take a trip to San Diego, California, where you can catch Los Tucanes de Tijuana playing the San Diego County Fair in summer. Los Tucanes are billed as “global ambassadors of Nortena music and corridos and ballads,” and if you miss them in California, you can probably see one of their shows in Central Park, Dodger Stadium or the Astrodome. They also have a massive following in Texas. “Somos gente de el cartel de el diablo,” sings frontman Mario Quintero Lara, “les decan a los federales, de inmediato les...
  • Egypt monks sent to trial over murder of bishop

    08/20/2018 11:00:45 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 20:59 August 19,2018
    Egypt monks sent to trial over murder of bishop One of them was defrocked this month over what church officials called violations of monastic life Agencies Cairo- Two Christian monks have been sent to trial over the killing of a bishop in an Egyptian desert monastery last month, Alexandria’s public prosecutor said on Sunday. Wael Saad and Ramon Rasmi Mansour, known by their monastic names Isaiah Al Makari and Faltaous Al Makari, were referred to the Damanhour criminal court for alleged involvement in killing Bishop Epiphanius, 64, the abbot of Saint Macarius Monastery, some 110 km northwest of Cairo in...
  • What Conservative Canon?

    08/20/2018 10:59:57 AM PDT · by oblomov · 7 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Paul Gottfried
    In 2012, I came across a scholarly article in a journal on rhetoric on "The Conservative Canon and Its Uses." The author, Michael J. Lee, undertook to explain why the American conservative movement had put together a "secular canon" featuring its leading thinkers. According to Lee, this selection of books and seminal authors has been designed to forge a "spiritual bond" among groups that otherwise have exhibited sharp disagreement. Conventional libertarians, social traditionalists, and anarcho-capitalists, to name just three such groups, have been able to cooperate on common purposes because a canon has been created that embraces figures from all...
  • Minorities cautiously welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan’s road map for ‘New Pakistan’

    08/20/2018 10:44:21 AM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Published: 18:16 August 20, 2018 | Zubair Qureshi, Correspondent
    Minorities cautiously welcome Prime Minister Imran Khan’s road map for ‘New Pakistan’ Concerns raised over the fact that Pakistan’s new Federal Cabinet is without a non-Muslim minister Islamabad: At a time when the entire country is welcoming new Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first address to the nation in which he has given a road-map for ‘Naya Pakistan’ or New Pakistan that he has been promising in his election campaign and public meetings, Pakistan’s minorities have cautiously welcomed his intentions. In his first address to the nation, Prime Minister Imran Khan promised austerity, accountability, justice and large-scale reforms in civil bureaucracy,...
  • Russia takes a new look at an old enemy: Genghis Khan

    08/20/2018 10:43:08 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 23 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 17, 2018 | Fred Weir Correspondent
    Mukhorshibirsky District, Russia - In the south of Buryatia, near the present-day border with Mongolia, there is a mountain-sized rock outcropping known locally as the Merkit Fortress, which looks out over the arid, rolling steppe that gradually fades into the Gobi Desert a few hundred miles away. According to legend, this formidable natural fortification was stormed more than 800 years ago by the forces of a young Mongol warlord who claimed his bride had been stolen by the Merkit tribe, which had made its home base here. He seized the rock, and went on to unite most of the nomadic...