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  • How video games are fuelling the rise of the far right

    03/12/2018 9:09:08 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Mar 2018 | Alfie Bown
    Donald Trump’s claim, in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, that these events are the result of violent video games, resurrects old arguments about whether young people emulate the games they play. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent decision to consider video game addiction an official illness shows comparable concern. However, these responses demonstrate anxiety about the right things for the wrong reasons. Gaming cultures are connected to violence – but should be considered in terms of the rise of far right political discourse and the prominence of “alt-right” misogyny and racism. While Trump is firmly on the right...
  • AM 770 KTTH Religious Freedom Debate

    03/11/2018 6:21:17 PM PDT · by ealgeone
    AM 770 KTTH ^ | 07/03/2014 | unknown
    AM 770 KTTH hosted a panel debate on the implications of recent laws and court cases concerning religious freedom on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from the Pigott Auditorium on the campus of Seattle University.
  • Tucker: Something ominous is happening to men in America.

    03/07/2018 6:44:46 PM PST · by KittyKares · 154 replies
    Fox News -Tucker Carlson ^ | March 7, 2018 | Tucker Carlson
    "It's odd how rarely you hear the problems with American men publicly acknowledged. Our leaders pledge to create more opportunities for women and girls, whom they imply are failing. Men are fine. But are they? The numbers say otherwise."
  • Is English Deteriorating ?

    03/06/2018 7:00:56 PM PST · by huckfillary · 144 replies
    Artful Dilettante/Harvey A. Daniels ^ | March 6, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The grammar, punctuation, syntax, and spelling in our country are nothing less than dreadful. And our youth don’t have a monopoly on this. It includes major media figures, political leaders, public spokespersons of major corporations, organizations, and the clergy. Examples: * Its a beautiful thing. Sorry—IT’S A BEAUTIFUL THING. * We visited many country’s. Sorry—WE VISITED MANY COUNTRIES. Simple plural, no need for a possessive or apostrophe. * Attorney-Generals. Sorry—it’s ATTORNEYS-GENERAL, just like MOTHERS-IN-LAW. * We’re going to visit the Stewart’s. Sorry—WE’RE GOING TO VISIT THE STEWARTS. This is but a small smattering of the grammatical errors I see and...
  • Box Office: Bruce Willis' "Death Wish" Earns a Promising $13M

    03/06/2018 3:59:19 AM PST · by PBRCat · 58 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 4, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    The other wide release this weekend is MGM’s Death Wish remake. The film was already delayed from Thanksgiving after the Vegas mass shooting and was lucky to not get delayed again after the latest mass-casualty school shooting just two weeks ago. [D]irected by Eli Roth and starring Bruce Willis, the film earned brutal pre-release reviews even outside of the cultural/political considerations. Fair or not, it's going to be a long time before it's the "right" time for a movie like Death Wish, especially one that doesn't update its politics or its demographics beyond an angry white guy shooting bad guys...
  • Against Fake Civility

    03/04/2018 9:08:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | March 5, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    They tell us that our uppity refusal to quietly submit to abuse and subjugation, both figurative and literal, makes us bad people. Not only can we live with that, but we should celebrate it.When the liberals and their squishy-soft allies in Conservative, Inc., start moaning about your dreadful incivility, that’s a clear indicator that you are doing something right and that you need to double down. Civility, once properly understood as a means to an end rather than an end in and of itself, has morphed from an aspiration into a political/cultural gimp suit designed to prevent you from effectively...
  • 5 Troubling Lessons For America From Ancient Rome

    03/03/2018 4:43:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 3, 2018 | John Hawkins
    The Romans spent almost 500 years as a republic before Julius Caesar’s adopted son Augustus became the first Roman emperor. The Romans moved on from having kings to becoming the first republic, to sliding backward into monarchy and tyranny and it’s not impossible that America will follow a similar trajectory.  In fact, if you study Roman history, it’s not hard to see the parallels. 1) It’s Extremely Dangerous To Introduce Violence Into The Political Process:  Tiberius Gracchus was an arrogant Roman Populist who cared little for the niceties of tradition and even less for the opinions of his opponents. He proposed...
  • Anarchy Is Swallowing Up the Social Order

    03/03/2018 4:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    American ^ | March 3, 2018 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Government in the name of order, control, efficiency, organization, the greatest good for the greatest number, solidarity, social justice, and safety is instead ruling over a society that is increasingly disordered, crime-ridden, unjust, and disturbed to an extreme. A word that describes the direction of our acceleration through space and time is anarchy. The momentum toward anarchy began with the move toward federal government expansion. During Woodrow Wilson's presidency, we began to see the implementation of what is now called the administrative state. This was helped along by our participation in WWI, which created the need for more governmental controls....
  • The anti-Party

    02/27/2018 7:05:22 PM PST · by Auslander154 · 31 replies
    It is unfortunate that one political party is anti-military, anti-family, anti-religion, anti-responsibility, anti-white, anti-male, anti-business, anti-capitalism, anti-America first, anti-law and order, anti-police, anti-strong judicial sentencing, anti-death penalty, anti-free speech, anti-2nd Amendment, anti-property rights, anti-science, anti-dignity in death, anti-right to life, anti-merit, anti-flag, anti-history, anti-achievement, anti-wealth, anti-assimilation, anti-due process, anti-parenting, anti-decency, anti-drug enforcement, anti-institutionalization of mentally ill, anti-citizen, etc. and one wonders what has changed since we were young and why society is broken. The above is part of a test I am working on to give a liberal friend of mine. If anyone has any further "anti" descriptors for the...
  • Nikolas Cruz Is the Result of 'It Takes a Village'

    02/25/2018 10:17:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American ^ | February 25, 2018 | Rich Logis
    February 19, 2018 was the day the Democratic Party publicly declared its War on Youth. Yes, we know that the Democrats and DMIC (the Democrat Media Industrial Complex) have always preyed upon our children, and yes, we know that the Democrats have infested and infiltrated virtually every industry in America – especially where the youth spend much of their time. But it was early last week when the Democrats fired their modern-day Fort Sumter shot. Does everyone see what the Democrats have done? They've pitted children against us, thereby mainstreaming and normalizing child exploitation. What the Democrats did to Parkland...
  • 2,000 Illegal Weapons Cross US-Mexico Border Per Day: Report

    02/24/2018 4:36:51 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 23 replies
    Insight Crime ^ | January 22, 2015 | David Gagne
    A new study suggests the number of guns trafficked from the United States to Mexico is higher than previously believed, underscoring the uncertainty that surrounds the cross-border weapons trade, as well as its impact on violence in Mexico. According to a recent report (pdf) on arms trafficking by Mexico’s governmental research service, known as the CESOP, an estimated 2,000 weapons illegally enter Mexico from the United States every day. The report says 85 percent of the approximately 15 million weapons that were in circulation in Mexico in 2012 were illegal. The report — which is based largely on numerous international...
  • Leftists versus the People

    02/24/2018 3:20:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    American ^ | February 24, 2018 | Jeffrey Folks
    Do they really hate ordinary people that much? Yes, they do. For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful. Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism. It is fundamental to the its nature. At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better. The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change. Following this...
  • You Can't Have Denmark Without Danes [Bloomberg Link Only]

    02/23/2018 11:49:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Bloomberg View [Link in Thread Body] ^ | February 23, 2018 | Megan McArdle
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  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • Justin Trudeau is ridiculed by Indians

    02/22/2018 3:02:17 PM PST · by Candor7 · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 07:40 EST, 22 February 2018 | Chris Pleasance
    Justin Trudeau has come in for criticism for his outfit choices while visiting India, with even the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister weighing in Bestselling author Bhaavna Arora was among the harshest critics, describing his wardrobe choices as 'fake and annoying' Bombay-based writer Shunali Khullar Shroff echoed the sentiments of many ordinary Indians when she suggested Trudeau looked dressed for a wedding. Kabir Taneja, a think-tank researcher, suggested Trudeau needs to 'chill' after he arrived at the airport in Amritsar in traditional Sikh dress Leading the criticism was Omar Abdullah, former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, who tweeted...
  • The Consequence of Cowardice: America's Urgent Need for a Culture of Courage

    02/17/2018 7:28:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | February 17, 2018 | Michael Anthony
    Wednesday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, which left at least 17 people dead, again reminds us that all is not right in the land of the free and the home of the brave. If you have children in the public school system, you’ll probably offer up a special prayer tonight, and hug your child a little longer in the morning before you send him or her off to school. It takes courage to live in America these days – but not for reasons any of us anticipated just a few short years ago. We’ve long been suffering from...
  • Let’s agree Trump is a racist (properly defined).

    02/17/2018 7:42:08 AM PST · by Neoliberalnot · 17 replies
    The Occidental Observer ^ | Feb 14, 2018 | Hewitt E. Moore
    After all, freedom of speech is one of the pillars of “White supremacy.” Which, ironically enough, enables people like Mr Blow to publicly call the most powerful man in the world racial epithets on a daily basis. The fact is that if Mr Blow couldn’t write about “racism,” he wouldn’t have anything to write about. In reality, the rhetoric surrounding race has been hijacked and weaponized for political gain by those with an anti-White agenda. A word that has transcended its literal definition and evolved into a slur used relentlessly against non-conforming Whites as a modus operandi for character assassination....

    02/16/2018 11:37:14 AM PST · by windhover · 5 replies
    windhover editorial | 2/16/2018 | windhover
    Feminism and liberal hatred of themselves and America are guilty of murdering our political, social, cultural, and religious institutions. They are acting with deliberate malice of forethought, motive, means, and opportunity. Like larva burrowing up from the rotting carcass of their International Communist dream, they have co-opted the Soviets plan to destroy America from within. In this, they have succeeded beyond Lenin's wildest dreams to divide America by race, sex, class, ethnic background, and religion under the banner of diversity. Their weapons have been Multiculturalism and Politically correct abridgment of our speech, and the Democrat Party. Their cry has been...
  • Nudes, Pop and Naked Truth

    02/16/2018 4:25:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 16, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    Playboy magazine, now a relic in the legacy of its founder, Hugh Hefner, was not so long ago the sex educator of the young men of America. So pervasive was its influence that a running joke at the time was "a generation of men, having learned about the female body from Playboy's famous centerfolds, were astonished on their wedding nights to discover that their wives don't come with staples in their navels." Pop nudity was a rationed commodity when Hefner's magazine made marketing sex almost legitimate, and made him a rich hedonist in silk pajamas and a dark-green velvet jacket...
  • Tension among Haiti's religions grows after quake

    02/12/2010 6:42:31 PM PST · by Touch Not the Cat · 16 replies · 491+ views
    knx1070 ^ | Feb 12, 7:21 PM EST | PAISLEY DODDS
    The catastrophe has driven a wedge between Haiti's religions as Christian groups make inroads among shaken Voodoo followers - some drawn by the steady flow of aid through evangelical missions and others frightened by a disaster they saw as a warning from God. "People see rice being distributed in front of churches and those homeless now needing papers are being offered baptism certificates that can act as identity documents," Voodoo priest Max Beauvoir told The Associated Press before speaking at Friday's service. "The horrible thing though is that by rejecting Voodoo these people are rejecting their ancestors and history. Voodoo...