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  • Facebook Tells Employees They Can Protest Trump

    04/18/2017 7:34:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 18, 2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook officials said they will not punish any employees who choose to take off work May 1 to protest President Donald Trump. Pro-immigration groups, socialist organizations, labor unions, and hundreds of thousands of workers are planning to walk out on their jobs on International Workers Day. “At Facebook, we’re committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable expressing their opinions and speaking up,” a representative told Bloomberg. “We support our people in recognizing International Workers’ Day and other efforts to raise awareness for safe and equitable employment conditions.” Facebook told staff about its policy April 14, specifically clarifying...
  • Cannabis Industry Attracts More Mainstream Investors as Business Grows

    04/15/2017 11:24:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    Variety ^ | April 12, 2017 | Nick Clement
    With the legal cannabis industry generating $6.9 billion in sales in 2016, up 34% from 2015, it’s a no-brainer to say that much is at stake as the business inevitably grows. Much like the independent movie biz, the cannabis industry attracts investors looking for high-risk, high-reward investments, and as marijuana goes more mainstream, so does the funding mechanisms for the industry’s businesses. Just recently, numerous investment firms have cropped up, announcing themselves as major entities in the billion-dollar industry. The opportunities are wide-ranging: Everything from exotic strains of marijuana to concentrated edibles to topical creams fortified with CBD extracts, as...
  • New Mexico becomes 7th state to ban conversion therapy [signed by Gov Martinez]

    04/08/2017 10:04:27 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 45 replies
    Mic.com ^ | April 7 2017 | Mic.com
    The state of New Mexico has become the seventh state to impose a ban on conversion therapy, the practice of attempting to force LGBTQ people into changing their sexual orientation, with GOP Gov. Susana Martinez signing into law a bill banning its use on minors. The new "prohibition will apply to licensed physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health practitioners who apply conversion therapy to people under 18," the Associated Press reported. The law also sets up a system of penalties for violations under state licensing boards for those professions.
  • Student gets into Stanford with #BlackLivesMatter x100

    04/04/2017 7:02:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 4, 2017
    News that a high school student wrote nothing but #BlackLivesMatter on his personal statement in an application to California's Stanford University - and got in - has been raising some eyebrows. Ziad Ahmed, a high school student in New Jersey, proudly tweeted his news and received a range of reactions in response. There were congratulations aplenty of course - "forever in love with your audacity", laughed one user. In a profile of Mr Ahmed, notes that he worked for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and had also been invited to the White House under Barack Obama's administration.
  • AP style change: Singular they is acceptable ‘in limited cases’

    03/25/2017 8:32:08 AM PDT · by NoKoolAidforMe · 31 replies
    poynter.org ^ | 3-24-17 | Kristen Hare
    For the first time, The Associated Press now permits journalists to use "they" as a singular pronoun. The AP announced the style change Friday at the American Copy Editors Society conference in St. Petersburg, Florida. The change follows years of questions among copy editors, reporters and editors about the use of language specifically about people who are non-binary and don't use gendered pronouns. The change is in effect online and will be in the print edition of the 2017 AP Stylebook on May 31. The new edition includes 200 new and updated entries.
  • Irreconcilable Differences: Conservatives and Liberals Are Worlds Apart on Worldview

    03/14/2017 11:32:35 AM PDT · by Boomer · 12 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 14, 2017 | Dr. Richard Land
    If it wasn’t already clear during the November election and in the months since the inauguration, conservatives and liberals have some “irreconcilable differences” when it comes to their outlook on the world, especially when it comes to who God is, the inerrancy of the Bible, the definition of success and the meaning of life.
  • Coca-Cola serves up gay-friendly ad for all genders, generations

    03/06/2017 6:43:19 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 90 replies
    reuters ^ | Patricia Reaney
    Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Co has launched a gay-friendly ad featuring a brother and sister vying for the attention of a handsome pool boy in the campaign that has won praise for diversity and inclusion. "Sibling rivalry never looked more inclusive," Out Magazine said of the commercial that debuted last week. Marketing Week also approved. The ad, part of the company's global "Taste the Feeling" campaign, features a teenage girl ogling the pool boy from a downstairs window while her brother does the same from upstairs. The duo race to the refrigerator and try to trip each other in a...
  • Rediscovering the will to win--democracies can't defend themselves without 'identity.'

    06/01/2008 7:43:10 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies · 99+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 6-1-08 | JONATHAN TOBIN
    Some three and a half years ago, former Prisoner of Zion and Israeli cabinet minister Natan Sharansky was George W. Bush's favorite author. Sharansky earned an unexpected boost when the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. invited him and co-author Ron Dermer to the White House and told the world that everyone should read their book, The Case for Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny & Terror. While this was not the equivalent of an invitation to Oprah Winfrey's guest couch, Sharansky's tome did make it onto The New York Times bestseller list. After the easy overthrow of Saddam...
  • Trans rights are human rights (barf alert)

    02/28/2017 5:16:46 AM PST · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    The Spectrum ^ | 2/27/2017 | Maddy Fowler
    On Sunday, I was one of roughly 100 people who gathered in Niagara Square to rally for transgender rights and protest President Donald Trump’s administration’s recent legislation on trans bathroom rights. It was amazing to see the outpouring support for the trans community from individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The protest was smaller than I had hoped it would be. After the Buffalo Women’s March, I was optimistic that the thousands of folks who showed up for that event would continue to advocate for the minority groups impacted by the Trump administration, like transgender people. Unfortunately, this was not...
  • The Quran was quoted at the Oscars as Hollywood rejoiced in a President Trump hate fest!

    02/28/2017 4:08:00 AM PST · by kevcol · 14 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | February 27, 2017 | Erik Verniere
    .....However, the night reached its climax when the sacred text of Islam was quoted during an acceptance speech for the movie “White Helmets.” A pretentious-sounding British man appointed to speak on behalf of the White Helmets, uttered the words of the Quran. This led to yet another standing ovation and tears of joy among the well-meaning celebrities.
  • "Islam Strengthening in Europe With the Blessing of the Church"

    01/31/2017 8:03:04 PM PST · by marshmallow · 10 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | 1/29/17 | Giulio Meotti
    * There are now many Catholic commentators who are questioning the Church's blindness about the danger Europe is facing. * "Islam has every chance massively to strengthen its presence in Europe with the blessing of the Church.... the Church is not only leading Europe to an impasse, it is also shooting itself in the foot." — Laurent Dandrieu, cultural editor of the French magazine Valeurs Actuelles. * "It is clear that Muslims have an ultimate goal: conquering the world...Islam, through the sharia, their law...allows violence against the infidels, such as Christians....And what is the most important achievement? Rome." — Cardinal...
  • Trump’s new culture war has left liberals reeling. They thought they’d won that battle

    01/28/2017 10:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    The American coastal elites are living in a different country than they thought and it has a powerful voice in the new president Donald Trump is an unlikely president. He is also an unlikely cultural warrior. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming both. Besides throwing American politics into a tumult that won’t end in the near future, President Trump has reoriented and reinvigorated the American culture war. He has wrenched it away from its decades-long focus on issues related to religion and sexual morality and created another axis around populism and nationalism. The issues involved in this new culture war...
  • Outrage as Islamic Call to Prayer Held Inside Historic British Cathedral

    01/19/2017 8:31:39 PM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    A ROW has broken out after an Islamic call to prayer was held inside one of Britain's most historic cathedrals. The traditional Muslim invocation to worship was performed in front of 1,000 people at the launch of a multi-cultural Faith Exhibition at Gloucester Cathedral. Imam Hassan of the local Masjid-e-Noor mosque was invited by church leaders to carry it out in the cathedral's 11th century Chapter House. Many worshippers welcomed the "inclusive" act but some traditionalists questioned why a "different God" should be worshipped in such an iconic Christian house. A clip of the call to prayer was initially shared...
  • ‘Inclusive Globalism’ Means Embracing LGBT Rights, Davos Attendees Told

    01/16/2017 12:36:45 PM PST · by ColdOne · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 1/16/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Corporations should be encouraged to support gay rights as a means to further economic gain, attendees at the World Economic Forum in Davos will hear this week. World leaders gather this week at the Swiss ski resort to discuss how to make globalism more inclusive in response to the rising tide of populism. As part of that agenda Chief Operating Officer of the Thomson Reuters Foundation Antonio Zappulla has suggested private and public sector leaders be encouraged to be more “inclusive” of LGBT staff. Singling out organisations who have been leading on that agenda for praise, Zappulla cited the British...
  • More Than 20 Faith Leaders Bless Planned Parenthood's New D.C. Clinic

    01/12/2017 4:10:54 PM PST · by Gamecock · 45 replies
    DCist ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Rachel Kurzius
    As Planned Parenthood fights attacks from Congressional Republicans, more than 20 local faith leaders came together to bless the organization's newest health clinic in D.C. on Tuesday. "In almost every message to our staff, I talk about our doing sacred work," says Dr. Laura Meyers, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. "This confirms the sacredness of the work we do." The NoMa health facility, which opened in September, rang with the sound of drums as visitors entered, courtesy of all-female percussion troupe Batala Washington. Erin Schmieder, a Batala member, says the group chose to participate in the...
  • Absolutely Sickening, Google Promotes Pedosexuality

    01/09/2017 4:55:25 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 51 replies
    Trumptruck.com ^ | 1/8/16 | Keely Sharp
    Google Plus now has a page just for pedophiles. That’s right, PEDOPHILES! This is absolutely disgusting and makes me sick to my stomach. The whole page is different “pedosexuals” encouraging each other and raising “awareness” for why pedophilia is okay.
  • Rome Could Have Stopped the New UN LGBT Czar

    12/26/2016 3:05:33 PM PST · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 23, 2016 | Austin Ruse
    This week the brave African delegations to the UN fought a rear-guard action to stop a new UN office that will seek out and punish any country or institution that does not bend to the will of the dominant LGBT ethos. This months-long fight began at the Human Rights Council in Geneva and it was almost stopped there. It could have been stopped there. It could have been stopped anywhere along the way as it moved from Geneva to the Third Committee of the General Assembly and finally this week to the General Assembly itself. All that was left to...
  • Singer Andrea Bocelli faces growing backlash re: appearing at Trump inauguration

    12/18/2016 8:56:24 AM PST · by nwrep · 99 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | December 18, 2016
    Fans of the Italian crooner are expressing displeasure at his reported decision to sing at President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Tabloid rumours are spreading of a Boycott Bocelli movement. The American soprano Aprile Millo has posted: He has no idea what he is endorsing. Remember he’s from a country that put up with Berlusconi. One freak show to another. I don’t buy his music I appreciate that he’s a nice man but I will absolutely boycott any Bocelli. How about an American tenor? Outsourcing already because there seems to be no American that wants to sing for him. #BoycottBocelli. Hundreds...
  • A Cartoon Character is Smarter than Christmas-Denier Atheists

    12/18/2016 2:35:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    The secular war on Christmas recently trained its big guns on the door of the nurse’s office in a Texas middle school. Squarely in its sights was a homemade poster on the door, depicting lovable Linus quoting from the children’s classic A Charlie Brown Christmas: “For unto you is born this day in the City of David a savior which is Christ the Lord. . . That’s what Christmas is all about Charlie Brown.” Horrors! The Bible quoted in a public school where impressionable schoolchildren passing by would surely be exposed to the alarming idea that Christmas has something to...
  • TRENDING: Universities work to purge male students of their ‘toxic’ masculinity

    12/15/2016 12:49:25 PM PST · by aquila48 · 69 replies
    College Fix ^ | NOVEMBER 2, 2016 | WILLIAM NARDI
    Universities across the nation are taking steps to actively purge male students of what’s been labeled “toxic masculinity.” Examples abound of campuses hosting training sessions, group meetings, lectures and other programs to effectively cleanse what many campus leaders and left-leaning scholars contend is an unhealthy masculinity in young men today. On campus, toxic masculinity is often blamed for sexual violence, body shaming, a “hyper-masculinized sporting culture,” acts of domestic terrorism and much more. For example, a class at Dartmouth College this semester, “The Orlando Syllabus,” identifies so-called toxic masculinity as playing a role in the mass murder spree at a...