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  • Black Activists Launch Monthly Fee System For Whites To Pay Blacks

    12/06/2016 12:11:33 AM PST · by pissant · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12.05.16 | ALex Pfeiffer
    Liberal black activists have launched a monthly “subscription box” designed for white people “to not only financially support Black femme freedom fighters, but also complete measurable tasks in the fight against white supremacy.” The subscription service is called Safety Pin Box and was launched last week. Wearing a safety pin has recently become a symbol within the liberal community for one to show solidarity with minorities. The group is headed by Leslie Mac and Marissa Jenae Johnson. Johnson is one of the Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a speech in Seattle last year.
  • Supporters Worry Trump Will Scuttle Plan to Put Harriet Tubman On $20 Bill

    12/05/2016 10:49:38 PM PST · by jcon40 · 22 replies
    heat street ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Greg Robb
    Supporters of the decision by the Obama White House to put the black abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the $20 bill are worried that it could be reversed. “We certainly are worried, when [Donald] Trump won the election, that he might try to make good on his suggestion that Harriet Tubman be put on the $2 bill instead of the $20 bill,” said Susan Ades Stone, executive director of the nonprofit organization Women on 20s. “It would be a slap in the face of women to reverse the decision in our opinion.” Lisa Maatz, vice president for government...
  • Mike Flynn Jr, the Son of Trump’s NatSec Adviser, is a Major Booster of ‘Pizzagate’

    12/05/2016 10:35:53 PM PST · by jcon40 · 4 replies
    heat street ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Emily Zanotti
    Donald Trump’s nominee for national security adviser is already controversial for his hardline views. And Monday, Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn’s son and namesake, Mike Flynn, Jr., is in the news for his statements supporting the Internet conspiracy theory known as “Pizzagate.” The younger Flynn, who works with his dad at Flynn Intel Group, took to Twitter on Sunday to support a social media-based investigation into whether Hillary Clinton, her top adviser John Podesta, and a number of high-profile DC residents are involved in an international sex crimes ring, trafficking in children and performing satanic rites. Flynn Jr aired his thoughts, specifically, in...
  • Former NFL CB Antonio Cromartie Says He Protested National Anthem for Homeless Vets (Video LOL)

    12/05/2016 9:10:34 PM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 19 replies ^ | Dec 5 2016 | Trent Baker
    Monday, former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie explained on Fox Sports 1’s “Speak for Yourself” that he took a knee during the national anthem earlier this season in order to protest homeless veterans.
  • Satanists Plan to Challenge Texas Law Requiring Aborted Babies to be Buried or Cremated

    12/05/2016 7:56:31 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 5, 2016 | 2:30 PM EST | Lauretta Brown
    The Satanic Temple released a statement Saturday challenging new rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott which require aborted babies to be cremated or buried and go into effect Dec. 19th. The Satanic Temple called burial rites a “well-established component of religious practice” and said their members believe in “the inviolability of the body,” concluding that “as such these rules contradict our fundamental beliefs.” The Satanists invoked their First Amendment “right to practice our beliefs,” adding that “under the Religious Freedom Reform Act (RFRA), the State must present a compelling reason for why they want to enforce rules that inhibit...
  • Anti-Muslim hate crimes in California rose in 2015 to highest point since 9/11

    12/05/2016 7:35:49 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | December 2, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    Reported hate crimes against Muslims rose more than 50 percent from 2014 to 2015 in California, mirroring a national trend, according to the California Department of Justice.
  • New pro-Trump group takes form, with Kellyanne Conway possibly at the helm

    12/05/2016 6:41:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | December 5, 2016 | Matea Gold and Ed O'Keefe
    Senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said an interview Monday that she is considering leading a new group being formed that will provide “a surround-sound super structure” to bolster the new administration’s political and policy goals. The new entity, whose legal structure has not yet been determined, would serve as the outside hub to support President-elect Donald Trump’s agenda. Discussions about the formation of the group have been underway for several weeks. People familiar with the planning said that the as-yet unnamed group has a working motto: "Unleash the Potential," a moniker likely to be used by Trump and his supporters...
  • The Lost Structures of Civility - long read worth it

    12/05/2016 6:25:11 PM PST · by Chickensoup · 25 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12.05.16 | Hadley Arkes
    Looking back on a Chicago childhood in the 1940s I was at a pro-life meeting in Detroit in the late 1970s, with a biologist debunking the “population problem.” He pointed out that if everyone in the world moved to Texas, there would be 1,500 square feet for every man, woman, and child. That was the size of the footprint of his house in San Francisco. Texas, with that influx of population, would still be less dense than San Francisco; and San Francisco had many open places for parks and tennis courts. When it was my turn to speak, I remarked...
  • NYPD sees 'huge spike' in hate crimes post-election

    12/05/2016 6:22:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16 | JTA
    The New York Police Department said it has seen a dramatic rise in hate crimes following the election of Donald Trump, with the majority of incidents directed at Jews. There has been a 115 percent increase in bias crimes in New York City following Election Day, with Jews being targeted in 24 of the 43 incidents during that nearly monthlong period. The anti-Semitic incidents represented a threefold increase from November 2015, The New York Observer reported. In total, hate crimes have increased 35 percent from 2015, the NYPD's chief of detectives, Robert Boyce, said Monday morning. "We had a huge...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland ~ 06 DEC 2016

    12/05/2016 5:58:35 PM PST · by laurenmarlowe · 40 replies
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World!! | The Canteen Crew
        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Maryland Surrounded by the Potomac River and Mattawoman Creek, Naval Support Facility Indian Head is strategically situated less than 30 miles south of the nation’s capital. In addition to its military value, the Indian Head Navy installation makes a significant economic contribution to the local community by serving as one of Charles County, Maryland’s largest employers.Naval Support Facility Indian Head was founded in 1890 as the Navy’s first established presence in southern Maryland. What began many years ago as a gun test facility on the Potomac...
  • The Philly recount is done, and it didn’t help Hillary much at all

    12/05/2016 5:06:34 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 59 replies
    The great Philadelphia recount has ended, and Hillary Clinton got five more votes than she had in her previous total. Donald Trump’s number stayed the same, as did the totals for Independent candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party’s Jill Stein after the City Commissioners Office recounted votes in 75 of Philadelphia’s more than 1600 voting divisions. The recount had been launched by 250-plus Philadelphia residents answering the call of Stein, who asked for three petitioners in each of Pennsylvania’s voting district to file recounts to assist in her attempts to get a statewide recount through a Commonwealth Court and...
  • Christmas tree salesman with cancer sells out lot before last romantic trip

    12/05/2016 4:55:55 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 9 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 5, 2016 | CBC
    The dream of one last romantic Hawaiian vacation is now closer to reality after a Calgary Christmas tree salesperson — diagnosed with blood and bone cancer — sold out of trees on Saturday night, almost one month ahead of schedule.
  • How top U.S. colleges hooked up with controversial Chinese companies

    12/05/2016 4:19:07 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02 December 2012 | Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney
    Thomas Benson once ran a small liberal arts college in Vermont. Stephen Gessner served as president of the school board for New York’s Shelter Island. More recently, they’ve been opening doors for Chinese education companies seeking a competitive edge: getting their students direct access to admissions officers at top U.S. universities. Over the past seven years, Benson and Gessner have worked as consultants for three major Chinese companies. They recruited dozens of U.S. admissions officers to fly to China and meet in person with the companies' student clients, with the companies picking up most of the travel expenses. Among the...
  • Election Integrity Matters

    12/05/2016 4:18:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 5, 2016 | Ken Blackwell
    President-elect Donald Trump blamed his loss of the popular vote on election fraud. While that’s not likely, it doesn’t matter. Vote fraud is a serious problem that can subvert elections. The Trump administration should put electoral integrity at the top of its agenda. What sets the U.S. apart from so many other nations is that the government is accountable to the people, who actually choose their leaders. In the case of Donald Trump, they rejected the virtually unanimous advice of their “betters,” the cultural, business, and political elites who expect to rule. Average folks took back America. The greatest threat...
  • The Propaganda About Russian Propaganda

    12/05/2016 4:02:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Source material cannot be posted to FR | 01 December 2016
    Synopsis: reporter looks into a site that supposedly backed up the fake news site list in the Washington Post.
  • Jerry Brown Farts in General Direction of Dairy Farmers

    12/05/2016 3:55:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 5, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Holy cow! Dairy farmers are balking at crazy climate change legislation that will rob America’s middle class of affordable dairy products.The Golden State used to be a place you could visit for a relaxing vacation filled with sunshine, palm trees and bayside avocado burgers—and then fly home to live a relatively free life—leaving California residents to cope with the “crazy” aspects of the state, like sky-high taxes. Not anymore. California is America’s largest milk-producing state. Thanks to new regulations from CA Gov. Jerry Brown, one thing is certain: if you love milk and cheese, significantly higher costs are coming your...
  • Donald Trump will lose after failing to follow Mitt Romney - Expert [Election Eve Fake News CNBC]

    12/05/2016 3:55:00 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | Monday, November 7, 2016 | David Reid
    Any chance of the Republican Party regaining the White House has been hampered by Donald Trump's campaign tactics, according to one U.S. policy expert... James Boys, senior US policy expert and associate professor of international political studies at Richmond University, told CNBC Monday that Trump is not waging a campaign that can win the election. "If you put in someone who could reach out to Hispanics, to women, to the African American community and build on what Mitt Romney had done four years ago, maybe.
  • When Everything Is 'Fake News'

    12/05/2016 3:53:30 PM PST · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Reason ^ | 05 December 2016 | Jesse Walker
    Yesterday an idiot fired a rifle in a D.C. restaurant because he was trying to investigate "PizzaGate," the latest, dumbest variation on the decades-old series of rumors that the country is governed by secret pedophile rings. (Fortunately, no injuries have been reported.) Since the gunman was inspired by a false story, his crime was promptly blamed on "fake news." Then some pundits tried to link his assault to Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump's pick to be national security adviser, on the grounds that Flynn had promoted the PizzaGate story. But it turned out the general had actually been alluding...
  • Why Donald Trump Will Lose [Fake News Huffington Post on Election Eve!]

    12/05/2016 3:50:38 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    huffington puffington ^ | Monday, November 7, 2016 | William Astore ("Writer, Professor, Retired Lt. Colonel, Air Force")
    ....He’s going to lose because he’s offered no compelling vision about why he should be president. (I don’t think “making America great again” is such a vision.) What’s most remarkable to me about Trump’s campaign is how negative it’s been.... ... Trump will be done in by his own vulgarity. He will lose because he couldn’t see past the limitations of his own height — his own flawed character.
  • MILO at Miami University: PIZZAGATE - The Deep Dish On Liberalism & Pedophilia (Live in 35 minutes)

    12/05/2016 3:23:39 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
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  • Dark Horse Picks For Trump: Joe Lieberman And Ted Cruz

    12/05/2016 2:58:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | December 5, 2016 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Here are two high profile, “outside-the-box,” get-your-attention picks for Donald Trump’s administration: Joe Lieberman and Ted Cruz First, forget Mitt Romney. Lose him like a bad case of the flu. Mitt is bad karma. He didn’t just not vote for Trump, he actively tried to humiliate and destroy Trump. He denigrated Trump. He was jealous, vicious and hateful towards Trump- a very bad combination. He called a press conference with one purpose: to bad mouth Trump. He called Trump a "con man, phony and fraud.” The millions of Americans who believed in Trump…who fought for Trump…who defended Trump against...
  • Laughing At Liberals As They Lose Their Minds

    12/05/2016 2:48:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | December 5, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I reached peak Twitter this week when I was sucked into a tweet battle with a liberal dwarf. True story. Donald Trump’s victory had the militant munchkin fuming. I have to admit that I was a little short with her myself.But I should be smiling – we conservatives should all be smiling – because everything is going our way. For heaven’s sake, our next Secretary of Defense is going to be nicknamed “Mad Dog.” We just spent eight years being ruled by people who would prefer it be someone nicknamed “Hugs N’ Stuff.”The liberals are truly going nuts, and it’s...
  • Donald Trump’s chances of winning are approaching zero [Fake News Headline 6 Weeks Ago Today]

    12/05/2016 2:44:31 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Washington comPost ^ | Monday, October 24, 2016 | Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
    The election is in 15 days. And the electoral map just keeps looking grimmer and grimmer for Donald Trump.... ...We’re also moving Utah — yes, Utah! — from “lean Republican” to “toss-up” as independent... ...we are adding Texas to our list of competitive states, rating it as “lean Republican.” badly Trump is performing even in longtime Republican strongholds that the debate going forward won’t be whether Texas should stay on the list of competitive races but whether it should move to “toss-up.” ....Clinton now has 323 electoral votes either solidly for her or leaning her way. Trump has just...
  • Drunk And Violent Passenger Forces NYC-Bound Flight To Turn Back To Hawaii

    12/05/2016 2:38:59 PM PST · by Lorianne · 31 replies
    Gothamist ^ | 02 December 2016 | Scott Heins
    A Hawaiian Airlines flight bound for New York City turned back and returned to Honolulu Tuesday after an intoxicated passenger allegedly threatened to kill numerous people on board, including crewmembers, his girlfriend, and her children. According to an FBI affidavit, James August allegedly struck a flight attendant's shoulder and began making death threats when she tried to intervene. Another passenger on Hawaiian Airlines Flight 50 told the FBI August had been drinking before the flight took off, the AP notes. Once on board, August reportedly continued drinking and became increasingly unruly. (He reportedly snuck his own booze onto the flight.)...
  • Trump Right not to Bow Down to China

    12/05/2016 2:31:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There once was a time when China was afraid of offending us, but liberal pundits, politicians, and those human equivalents of the dodo bird, career diplomats, are aghast that President-elect Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the democratically elected president of Taiwan Tsai-Ing-wen. Trump acted to “buck diplomatic protocol”, the chattering class harrumphed, and offended China, whose leader, President Xi JinPing, President Obama bowed to in 2014 at the APEC Economic Leader’s meeting in China. Trump’s hyperventilating critics forget that to accept a call from a foreign leader is not conducting foreign policy. President-elect Trump knows full well...
  • Artist Creates Impossible Towers Of Balanced Rocks To Meditate

    12/05/2016 2:09:45 PM PST · by aquila48 · 46 replies
    boredpanda ^ | ​ Dovas
    We’re having a hard time deciding whether Michael Grab is an artist or a magician, because he creates stunning structure from finely balanced rocks that seem to defy the law of physics. These seemingly impossible structures require intense concentration and meditative focus. In the video below, Grab spends several minutes nearly frozen, making tiny adjustments until he gets all of the rocks’ centers of gravity just right. “Over the past few years of practicing rock balance, simple curiosity has evolved into therapeutic ritual, ultimately nurturing meditative presence, mental well-being, and artistry of design,” writes Grab in his artist statement. (Lot's...
  • Can Trump Push Islam towards Reform?

    12/05/2016 2:06:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    The mainstream media and the Obama administration, like the media and governments in many Western countries, goes out of its way to excuse Islamist terror, and actively paints a picture of Muslims in the West victimized by supposed Islamophobia. This tendency is bolstered by the corresponding refusal to acknowledge Islamist terror for what it is, substituting euphemisms or generalities to cover what are clearly murderous acts done in the name of Islam. Most ludicrous of all, is the penchant -- particularly by Barack Obama -- to discourse theologically about the “religion of peace.” In fact, this refusal to accept reality...
  • The DNC Has a Political Death Wish

    12/05/2016 1:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | G. Murphy Donovan
    Experience is the best teacher – or so says the conventional wisdom. In practice, the most common lesson is that too many folks never learn – especially those encumbered by ideology. Or as a philosopher might put it, "what we learn from history is that no one learns from history." Worse still, those who cannot, or will not, learn are prone to repeat mindless behaviors. Call it tone-deaf. Better still, call it political autism. Alas, while Western culture swirls in the crapper, Brussels and Washington political elites still insist on flushing. Social democracies are probative. In Europe, the left learned...
  • 15-year-old charged with decapitating classmate [MA]

    12/05/2016 1:19:03 PM PST · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | Updated:Dec 05 2016 03:05PM EST | Staff
    LAWRENCE, Mass. — A 15-year-old boy charged with killing a high school classmate whose headless body was found near a river said in a police report made public Monday that they had gone to smoke marijuana together and he had last seen the classmate alive. Mathew Borges was held without bail after pleading not guilty at his brief arraignment in Lawrence District Court on a murder charge. Borges is being prosecuted as an adult, so court proceedings were open. His lawyer, Edward Hayden, did not argue for bail. The body of 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino was found near the Merrimack...
  • K-12: Occupied Territory

    12/05/2016 1:07:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 5, 2016 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    The U.S. government published the dark truth about K-12 schools in the famous "A Nation at Risk" report of 1983. Here is that truth: if a foreign country created the schools we have now, we would conclude that they were "an act of war" against our children. A Nation at Risk told us that the simplest way to understand the mediocrity and malaise so common in K-12. We shouldn't assume there is anything natural about this decline or anything mysterious. It's a man-made attack by a vicious enemy who infiltrated our schools and made them dysfunctional. But what country would...
  • Red light cameras and the “anti-poverty” argument: Disproportionately issued to low income drivers.

    12/05/2016 1:05:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 92 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    In Rochester, New York, the mayor is making a controversial change to the city’s law enforcement strategy. Normally when we’re talking about crime here I’m dealing with murders, sexual assaults and all of the truly horrible things which unfortunately happen. This one, however, has to do with traffic violations. Wait! Don’t stop reading yet… there’s a point to be made here.Mayor Lovely Warren is preparing to shut down the city’s system of automated red light cameras which record motorists running stop lights and are used to issue tickets. Her complaint isn’t that the cameras don’t work properly or are...
  • The Left's Coming Counter-Attack

    12/05/2016 12:09:45 PM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/5/2016 | Joe Herring
    "The left will stop at nothing. They will riot at the slightest provocation. They will use our children as suicide bombers, blowing families apart over made up differences. They will abuse the court system, the regulatory agencies, and every damn little ordinance in the tiniest of backwater towns to harass and beleaguer our efforts. We must fight for our children as we fight for our future...I tell you this not to depress you, but to alert you, so you aren't caught off guard by the ferocity of the coming counter-attack."
  • Torture Can Be Useful, Nearly Half of Americans in Poll Say

    12/05/2016 11:35:41 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 37 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/05/2016 | SOMINI SENGUPTA
    Nearly half of Americans in a global survey said they believed an enemy fighter could be tortured to extract information, according to results released Monday. That finding puts respondents in the United States in contrast with citizens of many countries and at odds with international law, which prohibits torture under any circumstances. The results were part of a poll carried out by the International Committee of the Red Cross, which surveyed 17,000 people in 16 countries, including many nations in conflict or recovering from conflict, to gauge public opinion about the laws of war. The findings on torture were among...
  • Al Gore just had ‘an extremely interesting conversation’ with Trump on climate change

    12/05/2016 11:33:26 AM PST · by Pinkbell · 91 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jenna Johnson and Juliet Eilperin
    As Donald Trump continues to indicate that he might be willing to change his position on climate change, which he has long called a “hoax,” the president-elect met Monday with former vice president Al Gore, who has become a prominent activist in the fight against global warming. Gore was originally scheduled to meet just with Trump's oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump, who is not registered with a political party and has already pushed her father to adopt positions usually promoted by Democrats. Gore told reporters that after that meeting, he then had “an extremely interesting conversation” with the president-elect. “I had a lengthy and...
  • CDC Report: New York City Abortion Rate Is 60 Percent of Birth Rate

    12/05/2016 11:23:39 AM PST · by ari-freedom · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 5, 2016 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the highest abortion rate in the country – in comparison to the birth rate – is in New York City, where the abortion rate is 60 percent of its birth rate. The Abortion Surveillance report for 2013 finds a total of 664,435 abortions were reported to CDC for that year, down five percent from 2012. Of these abortions, 98.2 percent came from 47 regular reporting areas for which the abortion rate was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. In 2013, New York...
  • Tomi Lahren v. Trevor Noah, a debate to ponder. Shall we discuss?

    12/05/2016 11:20:45 AM PST · by Baynative · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/1/16 | Youtube
    "Tomi" host Tomi Lahren gives her take on the Black Lives Matter movement and explains why she lashed out against Colin Kaepernick for his national anthem protest. But there's more here for everyone to think about.
  • Federal court halts Obamacare appeal, deals setback to president

    12/05/2016 10:58:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 5, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    A federal appeals court halted a key Obamacare case on Monday, agreeing to put off proceedings until after President-elect Trump takes office and figures out how he wants to proceed — and dealing a blow to President Obama in the meantime. In a short order the judges put the case in abeyance, and told both sides to give an update by Feb. 21, or a month after Mr. Trump is sworn in. It’s one of a series of cases that are being delayed to give the new administration a chance to put its stamp on legal strategy. Obama administration lawyers...
  • History Author Show: (103 year old) Lt. Jim Downing (Pearl Harbor survivor)

    12/05/2016 10:38:01 AM PST · by cdga5for4 · 5 replies
    History Auhor Show ^ | December 5, 2016 | December 5, 2016
    December 5, 2016 – In this episode we meet 103-year-old Lt. Jim Downing, the second-oldest survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack, who will speak at the 75th commemoration in Hawaii on December 7th, 2016. Jim not only witnessed his ship, USS West Virginia, go up in flames on that day of infamy, but he later served in the Korean War, and in 1956 stumbled into the H-Bomb test at Bikini Atoll. A man of great faith and soon to be the oldest male author in the Guinness Book of World Records, Jim Downing is also a spiritual leader with The Navigators,...
  • University’s ‘Whiteness Forum’ takes ‘critical look at whiteness’

    12/05/2016 9:46:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 53 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 5, 2016 | Jennifer Kabany
    Students at Cal State San Marcos on Thursday hosted a “Whiteness Forum” as part of a communications class they are enrolled in, setting up more than a dozen displays that highlighted what they contend is how white privilege has oppressed people of color in a variety of ways.
  • House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites

    12/05/2016 9:30:07 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 27 replies
    On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders." A quick skim of the bill reveals "Title V—Matters relating to foreign countries", whose Section 501 calls for the government to...
  • Van Jones on Pipeline Protest: 'This Feels Like Selma! It Feels Like Montgomery!'

    12/05/2016 9:24:56 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies ^ | 12/5/2016 | Susan Jones
    Van Jones, a CNN commentator and former adviser to President Obama, on Monday compared the pipeline protest in Cannon Ball, North Dakota to the civil rights movement of the 1960s: "This feels like Selma! It feels like Montgomery! It feels like a time when a group that nobody paid attention to, black folks in the South, stood up and the world stood with them, so it's a very powerful, emotional moment, I think, for the tribal communities," Jones told CNN's "New Day."
  • Should California secede? How the state is politically out of step with the rest of the country

    12/05/2016 9:16:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 78 replies
    LAT ^ | Nov 29, 2016 | Michael Hiltzik
    ...This election day, California voters tightened gun control, extended taxes on the rich, hiked cigarette taxes, legalized marijuana, boosted multilingual education — and of course provided Hillary Clinton with all of her winning margin of 2 million popular votes, and then some, in her losing campaign for president... Secession talk is more valuable as a pointer to all the ways that California and federal policies are likely to come into conflict during the next few years than as a formula for practical politics. California has been among the national leaders in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and as recently as September...
  • We Are Real, We Are Truthseekers, And We Do Not Accept Mainstream Media Fake News!

    12/05/2016 8:49:57 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 9 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/4/2016 | Pamela William
    "The essay I want to share with you is one the most excellent and far-reaching pieces of truth I have ever read. The writer is Carl Herman. Carl Herman is a National Board Certified Teacher of US Government, Economics, and History; also credentialed in Mathematics...he demands a clear vision of the current Mainstream Media hoax that is currently being played upon Alternative Media. He gives examples of the true hoax of Mainstream Media, which has been played on the American people for a very long time. That is how Alternative Media was born….we had to find our way from the...
  • Communist studies in real time

    12/05/2016 8:37:39 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 5, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Don't expect the word "communist" to join the host of adjectives that precede the word "studies" in academe. Genuine studies of communist oppression don't fit the academic narrative. At a Heritage Foundation panel discussion recently, Kim Jeong-Ah, founder of Tongil Mom, spoke through a translator to detail the human rights situation of North Korean defecting mothers who have to leave their Chinese-Korean children behind in China due to Chinese policies. As the Heritage Foundation's announcement read: "One of the tragic consequences of the dire human rights situation in North Korea has been defectors risking imprisonment or death to escape to...
  • Defeat a Knife-wielding Terrorist

    12/05/2016 8:29:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 43 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 4/12/16 | Kfir Itzhaki
    Kfir Itzhaki, a courageous expert in Krav Maga defense, shows exactly how he neutralized a knife-wielding Palestinian terrorist and explains why he chose to take a chance on his own life. Video
  • U.S. Set to Take Refugees Rejected by Australia

    12/05/2016 8:25:29 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 62 replies
    Patriot News Daily ^ | 12/2/2016 | Staff
    Republicans in the House and Senate sent a letter to Obama administration officials this week, demanding more details about nearly 2,500 refugees the U.S. is taking from Australian. The refugees, who originate from some of the world’s most dangerous countries, have apparently been rejected by the Australian government. Now, lawmakers want to know why these refugees – too dangerous for Papua New Guinea and Nauru – are perfectly welcome inside the United States. From Fox News: In a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secretary of State John Kerry, key lawmakers Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and...
  • The Moral Sickness of the Left

    12/05/2016 8:20:23 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 4, 2016 | Cliff Kincaid
    Donald J. Trump is labeled by CNN as a liar on a regular basis, while the dead communist tyrant Fidel Castro is lauded as a revolutionary hero. American reporters are in Havana, Cuba to film people crying on their way to honor a dictator who had recommended that the Soviets launch a nuclear attack on the United States. Our media never fail to demonstrate that there is no limit to how low they can sink. The sickness in the media is only matched by the pro-Castro sentiments in people like Jill Stein, the Green Party presidential candidate working with Hillary...
  • Brookings Experts Wonder Why Early Childhood Ed Isn’t Working

    12/05/2016 8:08:13 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 54 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 2, 2016 | Spencer Irvine
    Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution wondered why "children who participated in Tennessee's statewide pre-K program had worse attitudes toward school and poorer work habits than children who didn't." Haskins co-authored a policy brief (entitled "Trouble in the Land of Early Childhood Education?") with Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, a professor at Columbia University, and they noted, "the past year has seen a disagreement erupt on the playground" regarding the future of pre-K early education. They admitted, "One of the most important aspects of early education is its popularity with the public." They continued, "Public support is vital if we aim to expand...
  • Christmas trees are now going for $1K in NYC

    12/05/2016 7:53:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Yuletide capitalism is running rampant this year — with the cost of a Christmas tree topping $1,000 in one Manhattan neighborhood. Longtime Greenwich Village tree seller Heather Neville said Sunday that her tallest — and priciest — offering will command an astonishing $77 per foot from any buyer who can’t haul it home. “This 13-foot tree — a beautiful fir — is $750, and with delivery, installation with a stand and tip would be $1,000,” said Neville, who bills herself as the NYC Tree Lady. Neville, 40, broke down the add-ons as $200 for the stand, $25 for delivery and...
  • Pelosi: ‘I Don’t Think that People Want a New Direction’

    12/05/2016 7:31:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 87 replies
    Grabien News ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | Grabien News
    ‘Our values unify us and our values are about supporting America’s working families’ ouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that despite Democrats losing the House, Senate, and almost two-thirds of state houses, the American people don't want a new direction. The California congressman appeared on CBS's "Face the Nation" Sunday and instead said the issue facing Democrats is simply a failure of communication. DICKERSON: “The Democratic Party is in a moment of questioning about its identity. You were reelected to lead the Democrats in the House. What do you tell Democrats who want a new direction and then, go to...