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  • Carlos, US athletes take stand to end Olympic protest rule

    06/28/2020 7:22:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2020 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — John Carlos wants to abolish the rule that bans protests at the Olympics. The renowned Olympic protester has written a letter with an influential group of American athletes, calling on the IOC to put in place a new policy done in collaboration with athletes from across the globe. Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their fists on the medals stand at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics to protest racial inequality in the United States. They were sent home for violating rules that ban such protests. Those rules remain in place today, though in the wake of global demonstrations...
  • Mark Hamill to Headline Joe Biden’s $100,000 Per Person Virtual Fundraiser

    06/19/2020 12:07:58 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 19 2020 | BEN KEW
    Star Wars actor Mark Hamill will headline a virtual fundraiser for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden later this month, as his campaign steps up its efforts to build its war chest ahead of the presidential election. According to the event invitation, Hamill will moderate the “virtual conversation about hope and democracy.” Tickets for the event start at $500 per person and rise to a whopping $100,000 for those who want to be listed as co-chairs. All proceeds will go toward the Biden campaign, the Democratic National Committee (DNC), and state parties. Hamill, who is best known for playing the role...
  • Well, This Can't Be Good: A War Just Broke Out In CHAZ Over Who Gets To Hold The Conch Shell

    06/13/2020 6:50:55 AM PDT · by Norski · 37 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | June 12,2020 | staff
    SEATTLE, WA--Well, this can't be good: infighting has begun to break out in Seattle's utopian paradise of free stuff and community gardening and love and peace as CHAZ leaders can't agree on who gets to hold the conch shell. One warlord had suggested passing around a conch shell to determine who would be the leader of the group. The other warlords all agreed. This uneasy truce only lasted for about 12 seconds, however, as they began to bicker over who got to hold the conch shell first. One of the warlords was wearing glasses and suggested they attempt to create...
  • African American Reparation Bill Passes California Assembly

    06/12/2020 2:14:55 PM PDT · by stuckincali · 143 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2020 | Cuneyt Dil,
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A proposal to establish a task force to study and prepare recommendations for how to give reparations to African Americans passed the California Assembly on Thursday. The bill advanced with a 56-5 vote as protests nationwide over police brutality re-energized the movement for racial justice and activists pressed for sweeping reforms. It is a top priority for California's Legislative Black Caucus.
  • Egg demand shifted, and 61,000 Minnesota chickens were euthanized

    04/22/2020 10:56:32 AM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 97 replies
    Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN) ^ | April 21, 2020 | Adam Belz
    Kerry Mergen, a contract egg farmer near Albany, Minn., got word on a Wednesday the chickens in his barn would be euthanized. A crew showed up the next morning and started gassing the birds with carbon dioxide. The sudden drop in demand for food at restaurants, school cafeterias and caterers shut down by the pandemic has ripped through farming. Milk has been dumped, eggs smashed and ripe lettuce plowed under. Now, farms are killing animals sooner than planned. Mergen said he initially couldn’t believe it when a field manager from Daybreak Foods, the Lake Mills, Wis.-based firm that owned and...
  • Abuse of Authority Intensifies [semi-satire]

    04/11/2020 11:57:03 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 April 2020 | John Semmens
    Apprised of incidents in which children have been playing inside the homes of friends in their neighborhood, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) has issued an immediate cease and desist decree. “Stay-at-home means stay at your home,” she explained. “A neighbor’s home is not your home. Neither you nor your children may enter any home other than your own. Violators are subject to fine or imprisonment. For those who imply that I’ve gone too far, let me remind them that Dr. Michael Ryan, epidemiologist and executive director of the World Health Organization’s Health Emergencies Program has recommended forcibly removing family members...
  • Chicago Mayor: No Long Runs Or Bike Rides During Coronavirus Outbreak

    03/27/2020 12:55:49 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 86 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/26/2020 | Zachary Halaschak
    Chicago’s mayor issued a warning to residents spending long periods of time outside their homes as the city tries to stem the spread of the coronavirus. Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Wednesday that Chicagoans need to follow the statewide "stay at home" order issued by Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week. She said residents should “only go out for the essentials” and warned that those violating the rules could wind up in trouble. “Be smart,” Lightfoot said, according to CBS Chicago. “Not only will our police be deployed to shut them down if you are not abiding by these orders, we will...
  • Polish lawmaker: Natural selection at Auschwitz made Jews powerful

    03/04/2020 10:57:22 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 60 replies
    A7/JTA ^ | 4/3/20 | Cnaan Liphshiz
    A far-right lawmaker in Poland said that natural selection in pogroms have made Jews powerful, and that “there are theories” that rabbis provoked violence to achieve this. Janusz Korwin-Mikke made the comment in an interview for the Polsat channel last week about the coronavirus, the Do Rzeczy newspaper reported Wednesday. “Jews are now powerful because they had pogroms,” he said. “As a result of pogroms, the strongest and the most gifted survived. This is a warning to anti-Semites: That is why Jews are powerful, because they had pogroms. There are even theories that rabbis deliberately provoke pogroms precisely so that...
  • Bill Kristol declares Joe Biden 'the simple answer' for beating Trump

    03/02/2020 7:05:52 AM PST · by conservative98 · 99 replies
    The Week ^ | 3/2/20
    Bill Kristol has a simple case for a Joe Biden presidency.In a post for his conservative site The Bulwark posted Monday, the neoconservative turned President Trump critic carefully broke down the remaining 2020 Democrats for the so-called "normal American." If "you don't like demagogues of the right or the left," you want someone who can win the Democratic nomination, and you're voting in a Super Tuesday state, then you should opt for the former vice president, Kristol wrote.Kristol opens his piece with his definition of a "normal American:" Essentially, you don't want the U.S. to have to choose "between [President] Donald Trump and...
  • Why the world is closer than ever to Doomsday

    01/25/2020 8:27:06 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | January 24, 2020 | Ban Ki-Moon, Mary Robinson, Jerry Brown and William J. Perry
    On Thursday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, which takes stock of the threats posed by nuclear war and climate change each year, moved the Doomsday Clock to 100 seconds before midnight. We are now measuring how close the world is to catastrophe in seconds -- not hours, or even minutes. It is the closest to Doomsday we have ever been since the clock was created in 1947.
  • Presidential Misconduct: Some Historical Perspective

    12/06/2019 5:12:05 AM PST · by karpov · 16 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2019 | David Harsanyi
    This week, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee trotted out a trio of dispassionate legal experts to explain why the impeachment of Donald Trump was justified. ... Once Gerhardt argued that Trump’s conduct was “worse than the misconduct of any prior president,” we no longer had any intellectual obligation to take him seriously on the topic. ... ... In 1942, the president of the United States signed an executive order that allowed him to unilaterally intern around 120,000 Americans citizens of Japanese descent. Not only was the policy deliberately racist, it amounted to a full-bore attack on about half the...
  • Transgenderism Is Just The Start: Racial Self-Identification Is Next

    12/04/2019 4:29:21 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 45 replies
    PNW ^ | 12/3/19 | staff
    We all knew it was coming, and here it is - according to The Telegraph, one major lecturer's union has declared that people "should be allowed to identify as black no matter what color they are born." After all, if your genitalia doesn't tell us anything about your sex, your skin color obviously tells us nothing about your race. I'm a bit surprised it took so long for this to take off: The University and College Union (UCU), which represents more than 100,000 university lecturers and staff, set out its position on whether people should be able to self-identify as...
  • We held up the check to Ukraine because they would not commit to cashing it on Tuesday

    11/20/2019 10:07:24 AM PST · by Vendome · 10 replies
    Vanity | 11/20/2019 | Vendome
    We informed them our check would be good on Tuesday after deposits were made in the U.S. Treasury on Monday and asked they wait until Tue/Wed to ensure it wouldn't bounce. Dumb post but, not any dumber than this charade...
  • The End Of Capitalism Is Already Starting–If You Know Where To Look

    10/11/2019 6:28:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies ^ | 10/10/2019 | Eillie Anzilotti
    (Original pub date was 9/2017) “Americans are getting closer and closer to understanding that they live in an economic system that is not working for them, and will not work for their kids.” These days, Richard Wolff is feeling pretty glad he stuck around teaching this long. Now in his 70s and lecturing at the New School University and having become, over the course of his nearly 50-year-long professorial career, one of America’s most prominent Marxist economists, Wolff is used to being fringe. In 2011, the same year that Occupy Wall Street injected dissatisfaction with the financial system into the...
  • Seattle Proposes to Remove Human Crap from Sidewalks, But Councilman Says Power Washers are RACIST

    08/27/2019 9:45:04 AM PDT · by montag813 · 71 replies
    24News ^ | 08-27-2019 | John Urban
    by John Urban This is the modern day left in action. Pure insanity. Seattle has a human feces problem on their streets and sidewalks. But the city council cannot agree on how to remove the crap. Councilmember Larry Gossett says power-washing the sidewalks bring up images of using hoses against civil rights activists. The Seattle News reported: Some committee members expressed concern about addressing the symptoms of the area’s problems without getting to the cause. Councilmember Larry Gossett said he didn’t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.Another...
  • Policy on Iran - Time for a US and EU united front.

    07/25/2019 5:29:13 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 4 replies
    25.july,2019 | Hassan.Mahmoudi
    By: Hassan.Mahmoudi Forty years have passed since the overthrow of the Shah of Iran and the Ayatollahs grasping power in 1979. Since then, hundreds of policymakers, scholars, and practitioners have attempted to challenge the Ayatollahs in very different ways. US President Obama throughout his 8-year term in office advocated continuing an already discredited appeasement policy towards the Iranian regime, in 2015, together with the EU, signing the JCPOA, ‘nuclear deal’ with Iran and releasing billions of dollars in sanctions relief, paving the way for the regime to become much more aggressive with malign activities and interventions throughout the region, and,...
  • Crowd surprises Rep. Ilhan Omar at airport with new chant

    07/24/2019 1:48:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 19/7/19
    Crowd at airport chanting "welcome back" and CNN CNNing.
  • The Racist History of Tipping

    07/20/2019 7:07:56 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | July 17, 2019 | REV. DR. WILLIAM J. BARBER II
    [snip] For workers regularly making more than $30 a month in tips, employers can currently pay as little as $2.13 an hour. That subminimum wage has been frozen at this level for decades. Should the Raise the Wage Act pass the House, it will mark the first time that either chamber of Congress has moved to eliminate the subminimum wage, which not only deepens economic inequalities but also happens to be a relic of slavery. You might not think of tipping as a legacy of slavery, but it has a far more racialized history than most Americans realize. Tipping originated...
  • Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State

    06/27/2019 3:06:47 PM PDT · by robowombat · 5 replies
    ROP ^ | JUNE 26, 2019
    Betrayal. Torture. Escape. An American Woman Inside the Islamic State Samantha Elhassani is the first American woman to face terrorism charges after spending time in ISIS territory. SHANE BAUEJUNE 26, 2019 This is an adapted excerpt from Shane Bauer’s two-part series on American involvement in Syria. Read the full article or listen to this special Mother Jones Podcast episode about this story. In the plains near the Iraq border, I pull up to a refugee camp surrounded by a chain-link fence. For the first time since I’ve been in Syria, I see women with covered faces and flowing black abayas....
  • Meet The GOP Senator Who Wants To Eradicate Social Media Companies

    05/27/2019 11:40:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies ^ | May 27, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Social media companies, whose base of operations are on the Left Coast and operated by staff who are almost universally left wing, are squeezing conservatives. There have been some pretty glaring examples of bias, specifically the whole notion being accounts being suspended on Twitter for entirely arbitrary reasons. Yes, Facebook banned Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam for his long history of bigoted remarks, like calling Jewish people termites, but his account wasn’t suspended on Twitter. Oh, and even without using examples of bias, Twitter itself admits that the environment is so left wing that conservative employees cannot speak...