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  • Culture — Not Genetics — Is the Key to Success

    10/08/2015 7:27:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/08/2015 | Thomas Sowell
    The prevailing social dogma of our time — that economic and other disparities among groups are strange, if not sinister — has set off bitter disputes between those who blame genetic differences and those who blame discrimination. Both sides ignore the possibility that the groups themselves may differ in their orientations, their priorities, and in what they are prepared to sacrifice for the sake of other things. Back in the early 19th century, an official of the Russian Empire reported that even the poorest Jews saw to it that their daughters could read, and their homes had at least ten...
  • Vatican fires senior priest deviant advocate..

    10/03/2015 10:34:37 PM PDT · by Rabin · 11 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | 03 Oct 2015 | Religion
    The Vatican has fired a who came out gay on the eve of a major meeting of church leaders to discuss homosexu senior priests. In a statement on Saturday, a spokesman for Pope Francis said Polish priest Krzysztof Charamsa's action had been "very serious and irresponsible". Krzysztof will be replaced "by a theologian" in the Vatican.

    10/03/2015 12:10:20 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 47 replies ^ | 1/2/1989 | Natalie and Gerald Sirkin
    Western culture is not transmitted through the genes. It has to be taught to each succeeding generation. To transmit this heritage, we depend on our schools and colleges. Never has a public trust been more misplaced. We are reminded of the rupturing of our cultural pipeline by the current debate over curricular changes at Stanford University. In a speech at Stanford on April 18, Secretary of Education William J. Bennett blasted that University for scrapping its basic course, "Western Thought," which has been required for all freshmen. The "Western Thought" course was introduced in 1980. It was a step toward...
  • Islam's Effects on Germany

    10/03/2015 11:06:55 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 17 replies
    Vanity ^ | 10 3 2015 | Dick Bachert
    At risk of being tagged a one trick pony, I submit for your consideration a 30 minute video dealing with the impact of virtually unrestrained muslim immigration on Germany. It's in German with subtitles so you'll need to give it your full attention. In it you'll see what happens to the culture of a nation when the formerly relatively homogeneous population and their leaders fail to REQUIRE that immigrants -- even those who speak the language -- ASSIMILATE at a deeper CULTURAL LEVEL. The destructive process is called "balkanization" (a pejorative geopolitical term, originally used to describe the process of...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! October 2015 Edition

    10/02/2015 12:56:38 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 24 replies ^ | 10-2-15 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Doctor Expelled From Hospital for Exposing Truth About Homosexuality

    09/28/2015 11:06:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 44 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/25/2015 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    A Harvard-affiliated hospital reportedly expelled a popular doctor after he voiced his religious beliefs about homosexuality. Dr. Paul Church, who had admitting privileges at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, was told his position on homosexuality constituted as "discrimination," "harassment," and "unprofessional conduct," and that Bible verses regarding homosexuality are similarly "offensive" and discriminatory. "Dr. Church was censured and subjected to disciplinary action for stating an objection on medical and religious grounds to the promotion of homosexuality," says Richard Mast, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing Church. Mast confirmed Church received a letter from the hospital, assessed the letter...
  • The ‘I don’t’ generation: Over 30% of Millennials expected to remain single past age 40

    09/24/2015 1:03:20 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 56 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 09/23/2015 | Kirsten Andersen
    The average age of first marriage in the United States is 27, but that number may soon quickly rise, as young adults choose to delay marriage and many opt not to marry at all. A recent study by the Urban Institute has predicted that if current trends continue, more than 30 percent of so-called “Millennials” – defined by the study’s authors as young adults born between 1980 and 1990 – will still be unmarried at age 40. That’s the highest percentage of any generation in recent history: Only 9 percent of female Baby Boomers and 18 percent of Gen X...
  • Angry Muslims Taunt NJ School Officials: “We’re Going to Be the Majority Soon”

    09/22/2015 7:10:06 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 41 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Sep 22nd, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Muslim parents taunted school officials in Jersey City, New Jersey after schools would not close for Eid al-Adha. “We’re going to be the majority soon!”
  • Imams Unaware Of UK Rape Laws, Study Finds

    09/22/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 21 Sep 2015 | Liam Deacon
    Imams in Britain do not know about Britain’s laws against martial rape, according to the findings of an academic at Hull University who has concluded a study into “Preventing Sexual Violence in South Asian Communities” The report also states that South Asian women are not finding justice for crimes committed against them because of “cultural norms” and “honour”, which results in crimes going unreported. ... The news comes shortly after a glowing reference by a UK Imam for a rapist who is said to have taken advantage of young girls. As reported by Breitbart London, letters of reference were written...
  • What Carly Said About Life

    09/21/2015 11:23:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | September 21, 2015 | John P. Warren
    “…fully formed…heart beating…legs kicking…” And she dared. As a woman who’d earned the right to be on a stage historically dominated by men, Carly Fiorina dared to speak for those aborted alive, for the most basic right denied them by progressives: the right to live. She didn’t have to raise the topic at all, but she was the perfect candidate to have done so. She dared Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and by extension, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and all those pseudo-champions of women to watch the video of a near-term child whose life is snuffed out for the convenience...
  • U.S. Soldiers Told to Ignore Sexual Abuse of Boys by Afghan Allies

    09/21/2015 4:15:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 55 replies
    NY Times ^ | 9/20/15 | Joseph Goldstein
    In his last phone call home, Lance Cpl. Gregory Buckley Jr. told his father what was troubling him: From his bunk in southern Afghanistan, he could hear Afghan police officers sexually abusing boys they had brought to the base. “At night we can hear them screaming, but we’re not allowed to do anything about it,” the Marine’s father, Gregory Buckley Sr., recalled his son telling him before he was shot to death at the base in 2012. He urged his son to tell his superiors. “My son said that his officers told him to look the other way because it’s...
  • Shock Poll: Donald Trump Beats Hillary Clinton, Shrinks Key Gaps

    09/05/2015 12:30:37 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2015 | Neil Munro
    Trump beats Hillary Clinton 45 percent to 40 percent, with 16 percent of voters undecided. He wins a huge share of the Democrats’ non-white base — 25 percent of African Americans, 31 percent of Hispanics and 41 percent of the relatively small Asian vote. That’s a heart attack for the GOP establishment, which predicts that the arrival of even more low-wage foreign workers will yield more votes from low-wage Hispanics, and also more donations from the wealthy investors who pay the salaries of GOP consultants, pollsters, and advertising executives. In contrast, Trump is committing GOP heresy by touting a border...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (September, 2015 edition)

    09/02/2015 3:43:44 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 78 replies ^ | September, 2015 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Donald Trump Fires Back At Jeb Bush: He Should Lead By ‘Speaking English While In The United States’

    09/02/2015 11:36:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 218 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/2/15 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump tells Breitbart News former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush should be speaking English—not the Spanish he spoke in to attack Trump in Miami this week—on the campaign trail. Trump had harsh words for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in this interview, as well, and lit into the donor class, all while saying that the “silent majority” in America is waking up and fighting to take back the country from the political class. Trump also predicted that he will not only win the White House in 2016, but that he will be re-elected in 2020–predicting he will be...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Should You Cross The World To See Quiz - Wednesday, September 2, 2015

    09/01/2015 5:59:58 PM PDT · by LUV W · 111 replies
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  • Missouri Students Walk Out Of Class In Protest of Transgender Locker Rooms

    09/01/2015 11:08:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 114 replies
    Young Cons ^ | September 1, 2015 11:59 | Andrew Mark Miller
    In what is likely to become a common occurrence in the near future, 150 Missouri high school students walked out of class Monday due to a disagreement as to whether or not a transgender student who was born male should be allowed to use the girls’ locker room. From KMOV 4 St. Louis: **The walkout lasted for about two hours. Roughly 30-40 people showed support for senior Lila Perry, who wants to use the girls’ locker room during gym class. Perry was born a male but said she has identified as a female since 13. **“There’s a lot of ignorance,...
  • Ohio lawmakers slam Obama plans to rename Mt. McKinley 'Denali' during Alaska trip

    08/31/2015 12:25:31 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 64 replies
    FOX News Network ^ | August 31, 2015 |
    Ohio lawmakers reacted angrily Sunday to the White House's announcement that President Obama would formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley — North America's highest peak — "Denali" during his trip to The Last Frontier this week. "Mount McKinley ... has held the name of our nation's 25th President for over 100 years," Rep. Bob Gibbs, R-Ohio, said in a statement. "This landmark is a testament to his countless years of service to our country." Gibbs also described Obama's action as "constitutional overreach," saying that an act of Congress was required to rename the mountain, because a law formally naming it after...
  • Donald Trump Kicks Univision Anchor Out of Event

    08/25/2015 4:19:48 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 106 replies
    Variety ^ | Aug 25, 2105 | Maane Khatchatourian
    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was thrown out of a Donald Trump event on Tuesday when he tried to ask the GOP presidential candidate a question. Ramos, who recently accused Trump of “spreading hate” over his controversial remarks on immigration, was immediately removed from the early evening press conference by security in Iowa.
  • Authorities to recommend manslaughter charge for Caitlyn Jenner in fatal crash

    08/20/2015 12:52:38 PM PDT · by fungoking · 61 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 8/20/15 | staff
    Sheriff’s investigators plan to recommend prosecutors file a vehicular manslaughter charge against Caitlyn Jenner for her role in a fatal car crash on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu last February, officials said Thursday. Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” because her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her on Pacific Coast...
  • What Happens When We Coexist Instead of Assimilate? An Answer From California.

    08/18/2015 9:50:38 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 6 replies ^ | 2015-08-18 | Ben Weingarten
    "You can't have a court hearing without having your client understand it correctly," said Protima Pandey, a staff attorney with Bay Area Legal Aid. I wholeheartedly agree. But the answer for Californians it turns out is to provide "free" interpretation services for litigants in all cases both criminal and civil by 2017. Despite being gratis, it will actually cost California taxpayers more than the $92 million currently appropriated for administering its court interpreter program. Naturally, as noted in the Associated Press article about this policy, California is extending services under pressure from that great purveyor of justice during the Obama era, the DOJ. Merits...
  • Can America cope with a resurgence of tropical disease?

    08/13/2015 8:33:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 37 replies ^ | 11 August 2015 | Carrie Arnold
    Having stamped out a number of tropical diseases – including malaria – decades ago, is America today complacent about a rising wave of infectious disease? By Carrie Arnold. 11 August 2015 One rainy Friday morning in March 2015, Dr Laila Woc-Colburn saw two patients with neurocysticercosis (a parasitic infection of the brain) and one with Chagas disease, which is transmitted by insects nicknamed ‘kissing bugs’. Having attended medical school in her native Guatemala, she was used to treating these kinds of diseases. But she was not in Guatemala any more – this was Houston, Texas.For half a day each week,...
  • Legal immigration threatens our society

    08/08/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 23 replies
    WND ^ | August 07, 2015 | Curtis Ellis
    [...] Today’s massive influx of people has been devastating to the middle class. “During the low-immigration period from 1948-1973, real median compensation for U.S. workers increased more than 90 percent. By contrast, real average hourly wages were lower in 2014 than they were in 1973, four decades earlier,” the report says. And the number of green cards doesn’t tell the whole story. In addition to permanent resident green cards, Washington has been handing out “temporary” work permits, such as H1B and L1 visas, referred to as “non-immigrant” visas. Immigration reform legislation supported by Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz would...
  • Illegal immigrant held in rape, murder of California woman was on probation (Beaten with hammer)

    Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, (l.), and Jose Fernando Villagomez, (r.), allegedly broke into the home of Marilyn Pharis on July 24. (Santa Maria Police Department)
  • Illegal accused of rape, murder had prior arrests accused-of-rape-murder-had-prior-arrest

    08/05/2015 8:52:21 AM PDT · by lulu16 · 13 replies
    wndusa ^ | Aug. 5, 2015 | CHERYL CHUMLEY
    Police arrested a man, Victor Aureliano Martinez Ramirez, 29, in the horrific hammer attack and rape of a 64-year-old woman – who died eight days later – and shortly after discovered he was an illegal immigrant who had been previously jailed several times. An autopsy is being conducted on the victim, Marilyn Pharis, to see if her death was directly tied to the attack. Get the hottest, most important news stories on the Internet – delivered FREE to your inbox as soon as they break! Take just 30 seconds and sign up for WND’s Email News Alerts! In the meantime,...
  • The Forgetting - Robin of Berkeley

    08/04/2015 6:13:58 PM PDT · by SuzyQue · 7 replies
    Robin of Berkeley blogsite ^ | July 28, 2015 | Robin of Berkeley
    "Life is a long series of forgetting. . an abandonment of the knowledge we entered this world with, so natural and obvious to anyone, including a child. What is truth, what is deeply known and felt, what is bestowed on us by our Creator, slowly drains from our minds, like water from a sieve. Sometimes we remember again, usually in bits and pieces, in fragments of memory that pierce the darkness. Like light unfolding into day, we get a hint of what was forgotten; and then we have a choice to make: to keep remembering, or to remain, like an...
  • Paul Weston on Video: How to Destroy a Country

    08/04/2015 5:54:44 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 1 replies
    Liberty GB ^ | Aug 2, 2015 | Paul Weston
    In this speech to a meeting of Swinton Circle in London on 31 July 2015, Liberty GB leader Paul Weston exposes the Left's relentless assault on British culture, identity and tradition. Video at link.
  • Reuters: Police chiefs discuss solutions to crime surge

    08/04/2015 4:46:46 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/4/15 | Ian Simpson - Reuters
    Excerpt/ synopsis only - police chiefs from major cities search for cause of rise in crime. Miss the obvious. Reuters, so posting the fewest words
  • The Savage Nation - AUGUST 2015

    08/03/2015 12:21:37 PM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 71 replies
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  • This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

    08/02/2015 11:51:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 27, 2015 | Matthew Speiser
    In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US. "The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state roles and individual liberty," Woodard, a Maine native who won the 2012 George Polk Award for investigative reporting, told Business Insider. "[But] in order to have any productive conversation on these issues," he added, "you need to know where you come from. Once you know where you are coming from it will help move the...
  • Maddy Middleton murder: A teen's turbulent family life and the death of a Santa Cruz 8-year-old

    07/31/2015 10:08:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 14 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | 07/31/2015 | Stephen Baxter
    As a sharper picture formed of a shy 15-year-old raised in a troubled and sometimes violent home, Adrian Jere Gonzalez appeared in court for the first time to face charges of raping and killing 8-year-old Madyson 'Maddy' Middleton.
  • Protesters Lecture Japanese People on "Cultural Appropriation" of Japanese Culture at Boston Museum

    07/29/2015 1:24:42 PM PDT · by rightistight · 36 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/29/15 | Aurelius
    Protesters have taken it upon themselves to lecture Japanese people about "cultural appropriation" of Japanese culture by whites. The bizarre interaction took place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. The museum has been holding an exhibit encouraging visitors to wear a kimono to celebrate Claude Monet’s painting “La Japonaise.” The largely non-Japanese protesters decided that this exhibit was a form of "cultural appropriation" of Japanese culture. They have been protesting the event for weeks, calling the museum "white supremacist" and "racist." Now, a counter-protest which includes Japanese women are taking the "cultural appropriation" protesters to task. The counter-protesters...
  • The Rise of a New Darkened America

    07/25/2015 5:59:48 PM PDT · by kindred · 26 replies ^ | July 22, 2015 | DJP I.F.
    Much has changed in America since the last year... since the last few months and weeks even! The hope and joy that once filled American has turned to great despair and dread concern. We have had many great challenges before in our nation's past but we have never experienced an inward hostile take over of our three branches of government as we have seen of late. The years of leftist preparation and incrementalism have finally paid off and they have seized the power and are now implementing their socialistic secular lawless tyrannical agenda full bore. This present state of helplessness...
  • The country's up to here in BS, and many are not taking it any more.

    07/25/2015 5:39:37 PM PDT · by moneyrunner · 40 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 7/25/2015 | Moneyrunner
    The Federalist's Robert Tracinski examines the question: Why are we suddenly having a full-blown culture war right now? The answer is that the vital political issues are no longer under the control of the American people. He says that the President and Congress stymie each other. This implies that just about everything that’s actually going to happen in national-level politics is going to be happening by executive Fiat. ...[and]What doesn’t get done by executive fiat will be done by the courts, as in the Supreme Court’s recent rulings on ObamaCare and gay marriage.Foreign policy decisions are made by one man:...
  • America Was a Blip on the Timeline of History

    07/23/2015 2:17:15 PM PDT · by IChing · 41 replies
    Misadventures in Diversity ^ | 7/23/15 | Donald Joy
    Entities have identities. To identify a nation, or anything else, is to define it. That is, it must have specific limits — one must be able to tell what it is, largely by ruling out what it is not, implicitly and explicitly. In the case of a country, there must be territorial boundaries. It also has have additional characteristics to distinguish it from other countries. That’s where America went wrong, and dead-ended. In trying to be all things to all people everywhere around the globe (not so much a place, necessarily, but an idea, of limitless opportunity and diversity), we...
  • CNN Contributor: My Daughter Doesn’t Have to Hug Grandma If She Doesn’t Want To. Because Abuse

    07/23/2015 11:39:11 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 07-23-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    CNN contributor Katia Hetter is the author of one of the strangest, weirdest, and downright craziest articles I’ve ever read on that website — and that’s saying a lot. This deluded mom writes: 'My daughter occasionally goes on a hugging and kissing strike. 'She’s 7, and she’s been holding these wildcat strikes since she was 3 or 4. Her parents can get a hug or a kiss, but many people who know her cannot, at least not all the time. And I won’t make her. “I would like you to hug Grandma, but I won’t make you do it,” I...
  • Europeans think American’s “addiction” to air conditioning is “stupid”

    07/23/2015 7:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/23/2015 | Bruce McQuain
    I know, I know … Europeans also believe in the fantasy that they can live in a socialist utopia of sorts and the bill will never come due too. Er, except in Greece, of course.This “new” outrage, though, is simply the usual Euro “superiority” fantasy. They always have a better/smarter/eco friendlier idea and we New Worlders, well, we’re wasteful, uncouth and unsophisticated barbarians, or something: Overall, it’s safe to say that Europe thinks America’s love of air-conditioning is actually quite daft. Europeans have wondered about this particular U.S. addiction for a while now: Back in 1992, Cambridge University Prof....
  • Recent crimes may be driving up gun sales (Call in Captain Obvious!)

    07/22/2015 2:44:06 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 4 replies
    ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – All the high-profile violent crimes hitting the Albuquerque area may be helping gun sales. One local shop says they’ve seen a major uptick in sales in what’s usually the slowest time of the year and that they heard from a lot of people after the murder of Steven Gerecke. Omni Arms near Central and Juan Tabo typically sells about 30 guns a week in the summer. The store manager says in the week after police say Gerecke was killed in his own driveway by six teens on a crime spree, they sold around 50 guns. And they...
  • Celebrating Hispanic values: Marine recruiting billboard

    07/17/2015 5:28:42 PM PDT · by heartwood · 21 replies
    7/17/2015 | self
    I saw this billboard from the Pennsylvania Turnpike today. Seems divisive, to me. Seems like the PC gods would never countenance a recruiting poster that celebrated white values. Seems like the empire is recruiting foreigners for its legions, in preference to its own, or because its own don't want to serve. The picture isn't mine. I found it online at this Kansas source, dated three years ago, the author reacting much as I did.But the tin gods still think it's a good idea.
  • DoJ to Sheriff Joe: Speak Spanish in jails

    07/17/2015 1:02:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Stephen Dinan
    The Justice Department announced a deal Friday requiring Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to provide services in Spanish to his jail inmates, settling part of a two-year-old discrimination complaint the Obama administration filed against the man known as “America’s Sheriff.” Federal authorities will also become permanent overseers for all worksite raids, with the power to demand information about any raids that deputies perform. The Justice Department says it will scrutinize them to make sure they’re following the Constitution. Still to come is a ruling by a court on charges that sheriff’s deputies discriminated in targeting Hispanics for traffic enforcement. But...
  • Brooklyn Museum Exhibit Claims Sneakers are Sexist

    07/13/2015 7:06:19 AM PDT · by rightistight · 40 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 7/13/15 | Aurelius
    Elizabeth Semmelhack, the senior curator at The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, believes that there is a thing called "sneaker culture" and it is sexist. She has brought her beliefs to the United States with “The Rise of Sneaker Culture,” an exhibition that explores such topics, which opened at the Brooklyn Museum on July 10. “We don’t consider sneakers to be feminine. Therein lies the essential difference,” Semmelhack explains. “Sneaker collecting, done by many men, is [described] in the tradition of other male collecting, like baseball cards and fine wines. It’s about having every single one in every single model....
  • MFA (Boston) recasts kimono days after complaints of stereotyping

    07/10/2015 8:18:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 7, 2015 | Malcolm Gay
    In an episode that speaks volumes about cultural institutions, ethnic sensitivity, and the power of protest in the digital age, the Museum of Fine Arts is hastily pulling back on an event that protesters labeled a latter-day form of racist minstrelsy. MFA officials announced Tuesday they would recast “Kimono Wednesdays,” an attraction scheduled to run throughout July. It is extremely rare for the MFA to change exhibition plans in the wake of protests; it appears such action had not been taken for decades. Created as a light summer distraction, “Kimono Wednesdays” invited visitors to “channel your inner Camille Monet” by...
  • Pope Denounces 'Throwaway' Culture of Consumer Society

    07/10/2015 2:14:23 AM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 12 replies
    Business Insider (AP) ^ | July 9, 2015 23:56 UTC | Nicole Winfield and Jacobo Garcia
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the "throwaway" culture of today's society that discards anyone who is unproductive as he celebrated his first public Mass in Bolivia on Thursday, one of the key days of his South American pilgrimage. It was to culminate with a summit of farmers, fishermen and indigenous whose causes have long been championed by history's first Latin American pope.

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  • What Every American Should Know...

    07/06/2015 9:11:14 AM PDT · by Excellence · 13 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | July 3, 2015 | What Every American Should Know
    This is an age when Confederate monuments still stand; when white-privilege denialism is surging on social media;... And that’s looking only at race. Add gender, guns, gays, and God to the mix and the culture war seems to be raging along quite nicely. Yet from another perspective, much of this angst can be interpreted as part of a noisy but inexorable endgame: the end of white supremacy. Not long after his original book came out, Hirsch published the first of several editions of a Dictionary of Cultural Literacy. [T]he Internet has transformed who makes culture and how. [Thus, the] omni-American...
  • Choosing Misery: The Culture of Victimhood and Ingratitude

    07/06/2015 12:35:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | July 6, 2015 | Patrick Goble
    [SNIP]...We are not all equally failing, indifferent, dimwitted, or immoral, nor are we all equally talented, worthy of love and attention, successful, or productive. Not everything is subjective. Not everything is just an opinion. To collectively believe otherwise is suicidal, and this thinking has directly contributed to the decline of our civilization, one in which far too many people are now appallingly ineffectual, apathetic, and unskilled.The notion that all people, no matter what they do or don’t do, accomplish or don’t accomplish, are equal–no better or worse than anyone else–must be fought against.We are fast becoming a nation of lazy,...
  • TRUMP: Boycott Macy's

    07/03/2015 2:04:59 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 99 replies
    Business insider ^ | July 1 2015 | Business Insider
    Real-estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called for a boycott of Macy's on Wednesday after the retail company said it would drop Trump's products. Earlier in the day, Macy's said it was snubbing Trump because of the "disparaging characterizations" he made about Mexican immigrants during his campaign launch. Among other things, Trump accused Mexico of sending its "rapists" and drug dealers to the US. In addition to blasting Macy's in an official statement, Trump attacked Macy's in a series of tweets for being "weak on border security" Read more:
  • Supremes: citizenship not necessary for voter registration

    07/01/2015 2:58:14 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 6-30-15 | Newsmachete
    In a commonsense decision, the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal of a case that decided that people registering to vote in federal election don't have to prove their citizenship. That means that people registering to vote won't be bullied into proving citizenship, which now seems to be an irrelevant criterion for voting. “I am very pleased, obviously,” said Dolores Furtado, president of the Kansas chapter of the League of Women Voters. “It’s a good feeling because we’re truly trying to help” people get registered to vote. Furtado said the league’s main interest is in increasing participation in the...
  • You Can’t Compromise with Culture Warriors

    07/01/2015 5:40:03 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    I loved reading the If You Give a Mouse a Cookie books to my daughter. The somewhat Aesopian theme is that if you give the mouse what it wants – a cookie – it will just want more: a glass of milk, a straw, etc. The story came to mind last week, a week that began with many vowing to inter the Confederate flag and that ended with the Supreme Court mandating that there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage. As far as culture-war victories go, the flag news was big, but the marriage ruling was tantamount to VE...
  • US now has more Spanish speakers than Spain – only Mexico has more

    06/29/2015 12:30:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 16 replies
    (UK) Guardian ^ | June 29, 2015 | Stephen Burgen
    The United States is now the world’s second largest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico, according to a new study published by the prestigious Instituto Cervantes. The report says there are 41 million native Spanish speakers in the US plus a further 11.6 million who are bilingual, mainly the children of Spanish-speaking immigrants. This puts the US ahead of Colombia (48 million) and Spain (46 million) and second only to Mexico (121 million). Among the sources cited in the report is the US Census Office which estimates that the US will have 138 million Spanish speakers by 2050, making it the biggest...
  • Culture Trumps Politics, cont.

    06/26/2015 10:20:25 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 12 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 6/26/2015 | Mark Steyn
    The landmark Supreme Court decisions are bulk-discounted this week, so here's this hour's. In my conversation with Hugh Hewitt yesterday, I said: As you know, Hugh, I'm not a believer in Supreme Courts that are as supreme as America's Supreme Court is. But here they are redefining an institution that pre-dates the United States by thousands of years with gay abandon. Ireland held a referendum to approve same-sex marriage a few weeks ago. I would not have voted as my fellow Irishmen did, but I can respect their decision. Likewise, I can respect those legislatures from Belgium to Uruguay where...