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  • Refrigerator chemicals are just as bad as ISIS

    07/22/2016 12:25:14 PM PDT · by PROCON · 49 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | JOHN SICILIANO
    Air conditioners and refrigerators pose as big a threat to "life on the planet" as the threat of terrorism, Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. Kerry was in Vienna negotiating a global climate deal to phase out chemicals used as refrigerants in basic household and commercial appliances such as air conditioning and refrigerators, called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. The chemicals are a potent source of greenhouse gas emissions that many scientists blame for contributing to global warming. Kerry made the remarks as part of a pep talk for negotiators working through the weekend to amend a 1987 treaty called the...
  • Small Island, Population 137, To Get 2,000-Migrant Asylum Centre [Sweden]

    07/14/2016 8:25:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 14, 2016 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A small, sparsely populated island near migrant-crisis city Malmo in southern Sweden is to play host to a significant migrant centre that could net the owners millions of Swedish Kronor.
  • Clinton Refugee Plan Could Bring In 620,000 Refugees In 1st Term At Lifetime Cost over $400 Billion

    06/27/2016 8:42:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 45 replies
    WASHINGTON— An analysis by the Subcommittee on Immigration and The National Interest finds the refugee plan of presumptive presidential nominee Hillary Clinton could cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has announced her desire to admit at least 65,000 refugees from Syria – on top of the existing refugee flow already entering the United States. What Clinton has not explained, however, is that in addition to the clear national security implications related to accepting more refugees, there are massive financial costs that would be borne by federal, state, and local governments.‎ Assuming Clinton's desire to bring...
  • 'Racist' Pool Safety Poster Brings Red Cross Apology

    06/27/2016 3:13:57 PM PDT · by cardinal4 · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 27 June 2016 | Aris Folley
    A Red Cross Hospital signboard that carried a "super racist" message about swim safety guidelines for children prompted an apology from the hospital on Tuesday. The dialogue opened on Twitter after a photo circulated of the poster in Fort Morgan, Colorado. The poster, which has since been taken down, read at the top: "Be Cool, Follow the Rules." Below the heading were depictions of children playing. The white children were labeled as behaving "cool" while children of color were depicted as misbehaving, or "not cool," for breaking pool safety rules. Red Cross has since confirmed that it has discontinued the...
  • Democrats plan 'day of action' to keep spotlight on guns

    06/26/2016 2:53:46 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 55 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 June 2016 | Mike Lillis
    The House has left Washington for its July Fourth recess, but Democrats have no intention of relenting in their push for tougher gun laws.
  • Teenage Overwatch player accused of cheating proves she's just that good with Zarya

    06/21/2016 4:29:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Blizzard officially cleared her of any wrongdoing a few days after the tournament ended, but that apparently wasn't sufficient to really make the point. To ensure there were no lingering doubts, she took to the stage and put on an hour-long showcase of her talent for all the world to see. I don't speak Korean so I have no idea what anyone's talking about, but the Reader's Digest version appears to be that she kicks ass until someone says no mas. Interestingly, despite the quality of her performance, she said she could have done even better but she's been under...
  • Lesbian Gender Non-Conforming Couple Tries to Force Son to Have Queer Gender Relationship

    06/20/2016 7:26:40 PM PDT · by massmike · 51 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 06/20/2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    A lesbian couple featured in a BuzzFeed video on gender non-conforming parenting is trying to force their son to have a queer relationship with his gender despite his protests. Its really funny, because hes like super into sports, Michelle said. Maybe he was like an Olympic athlete in his past life. He like, came with all of these sporting talents that are like visible at 17 months. Thats what Dashiell liked growing up. She easily relates to him on that level. Im constantly like trying to queer my relationship with him and get him to wear tutus. He hates it....
  • Worlds largest 'FART-IN' planned for Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech in Philadelphia

    06/19/2016 10:31:47 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 67 replies
    Liveleak ^ | 6/18/16 | liveleak
    The Dirty Bernie supporters/delegates are holding a massive bean-dinner the night before and are encouraging everybody who's anybody to eat beans, show up, and let the world know that the way the Dem elections were run, some say defrauding Dirty Bernie of his rightful place as the Dem Candidate for POTUS (law suits in several States) really stinks. Just a few of the plethora of sources: http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/worlds_largest_fart-in_planned_for_hillary_clintons_acceptance_speech_in_ph http://www.topix.com/forum/philly/T8T2D4QDQC3LC9N3D http://www.democraticunderground.com/10141493594 Read more at http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=26f_1466305429#60PhfxET8WEmKuX9.99
  • Homeland Security Report Calls for Rejecting Terms Jihad, Sharia

    06/17/2016 5:50:12 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 25 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 17, 2016 | Bill Gertz
    A new Department of Homeland Security report urges rejecting use of Islamic terms such as jihad and sharia in programs aimed at countering terrorist radicalization among American youth. The Homeland Security Advisory Council report recommends that the department focus on American milliennials by allocating up to $100 million in new funding. It also urges greater private sector cooperation, including with Muslim communities, to counter what is described as a new generation of threats to the Homeland related to the threat of violent extremism. The funds would be used for hiring experts and new social media programs and technology to influence...
  • Public college drops math requirement, may replace it with diversity

    06/14/2016 9:12:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 103 replies
    daily caller ^ | 6-14-16 | Neff
    Public College Drops Math Requirement, May Replace It With Diversity Photo of Blake Neff BLAKE NEFF Reporter 10:21 PM 06/14/2016 924 924 Share Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] Math [ImageFlow/Shutterstock] A public university in Michigan has announced its deleting a requirement that all students complete at least one math course before graduating. At the same time, the school is seriously considering a new requirement that would compel students to complete four courses that promote diversity. Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit is one of the largest schools in Michigan, with some 27,000 students. Until now, all of them had to either take one...
  • Orlando Gunman's Father Says Son Was Upset By Gay Kiss, Not Motivated By Religion

    06/13/2016 11:38:17 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 66 replies
    Huffpost Crime ^ | 06/12/2016 | Nick Wing
    The father of suspected Orlando gunman Omar Mateen says his son was not driven by religious ideology, but did grow upset after seeing two gay men kissing in Miami a few months ago.... He says his son got very angry when he saw two men kissing in downtown Miami a couple of months ago, and believes that was part of his sons motive....
  • Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com

    06/08/2016 12:14:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 105 replies
    News9 Oklahoma ^ | 06/08/2016 | Aaron Brilbeck
    Oklahoma Highway Patrol Uses New Device To Seize Money Used During The Commission Of - News9.com http://m.news9.com/story.aspx?story=32168555&catId=112032 Posted: Jun 07, 2016 5:57PM CDT Aaron Brilbeck, News 9 You may have heard of civil asset forfeiture. That's where police can seize your property and cash without first proving you committed a crime; without a warrant and without arresting you, as long as they suspect that your property is somehow tied to a crime. Now, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a device that also allows them to seize money in your bank account or on prepaid cards. It's called an ERAD, or...
  • EcoSexual students at Santa Monica College Marry the Ocean (And then Consummate")

    05/26/2016 12:12:59 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 57 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 5-26-2016 | Cabot Phillips
    Earlier this month, a professor at Santa Monica College led students in an EcoSexual Sextravaganza in which participants married the ocean. Amber Katherine, a philosophy professor who helped organize the May 14 event, explained to Campus Reform that the purpose of the wedding was to bring about a deeper love for the planet through ecocentric passion and even lust.Some students then made their way down to the water, where they were urged by event organizers to consummate the marriage and make love with the water. Stick your toes in the water or any part of your body that you...
  • Inevitable: Serious scholars now argue Jesus is transgender

    05/25/2016 4:12:16 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 34 replies
    A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tantumblogo
    Theres just no end with these people. Everything must be bent to serve the agenda or narrative, no matter how preposterous, no matter how blasphemous. There is no limit to the depths to which they will stoop in order to justify their depraved views and endless diabolical narcissism. Amazingly, these are the people who are utterly convinced they are the good guys, and we, who observe the moral creed that build Western civilization, the bad. So, with total inevitability, we are now treated to screeds (safe link) arguing that the Christ is transgender, so look how wrong you are with...
  • Does Obama's Troubled Childhood Explain His Bathroom Weirdness?

    05/21/2016 11:30:53 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 71 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2016 | James Lewis
    It is not considered polite to mention it, but Obama observers have ignored a great deal of evidence that the president of the United States was abused at approximately age ten and afterwards, in a way that would be criminal under American and European law. This whole topic should be out of bounds for political debate, but now the grown up Barack Obama has issued an edict to American school systems, which are responsible for the welfare of millions of children in this country. It is legally unprecedented that the president would direct whether schoolchildren should able to enter bathrooms...
  • Op-Ed: Insane Muslim terrorists

    05/14/2016 9:20:33 PM PDT · by Lera · 16 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 14, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    It seems that a lot of people of Muslim origin have mental problems that cause them to shout "Allah Akhbar" while murdering non-Muslims. A Muslim terrorist stabbed four people at a train station near Munich while screaming, "Allahu Akbar". In between proclaiming the glory of Allah, he also shouted that his victims were all "unbelievers". A woman heard him say, "Infidel, you must die". The German authorities came to the inescapable conclusion that the attack had nothing to do with Islam. Instead the stabber had been "mentally ill" and was probably not even fit to stand trial. The Koran wasn't...
  • Bill Clinton: Saddam's Aides Mostly 'Good, Decent'

    11/17/2005 8:15:29 AM PST · by Ben Mugged · 134 replies · 2,679+ views
    News Max ^ | Nov. 17, 2005 | Carl Limbacher
    Former president Bill Clinton praised Saddam Hussein's lieutenants and their underlings on Tuesday, saying they were mostly "good" and "decent" people." "When [the U.S.] kicked out Saddam, they decided to dismantle the whole authority structure," Clinton told an audience at American University in Dubai. "Most of the people who were part of that structure were good, decent people who were making the best out of a very bad situation," he added. While Clinton didn't name, names, Saddam's authority structure was dominated by his two murderous sons, Uday and Qusay, as well as notorious characters like Ali Hassan al-Majid, [aka Chemical...
  • Testosterone Poisoning (and what to do about it)

    04/26/2016 3:56:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 45 replies
    Liberty Island ^ | 2/24/16 | Harris
    ...So I will place a deadly weapon in my child's hand and I will teach him to use it. Something died in me just now, because I wrote that, but still I will give my boy a gun so he will learn how to kill and how not to kill before he kills something by accident like I did with his mom while she sat on the bed. Men aren't safe. I wish I had known this before we got Andrey started and so I want to teach it to him sooner than I learned it. Women aren't safe either...
  • "White Privilege Conference": (success is "white" and "racist")

    04/15/2016 6:49:29 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 37 replies
    EAG News.org ^ | 4/15/2016 | Victor Skinner
    PHILADELPHIA Thursday marked the start of The 17th Annual White Privilege Conference and this years theme is "Let Freedom Ring, Re-Imagining Equality & Social Justice in the United States." The annual event is aimed at promoting the theory of White Privilege that American society is hopelessly stacked against minorities and the only way to fix the system is for white people to acknowledge their immense "privilege" and repent. "Our vision is to build a community committed to dismantling white privilege, white supremacy and oppression, every day, everywhere," wrote Eddie Moore Jr., founder and president of The Privilege Institute,...
  • APPROPRIATE THIS! (Bill Whittle explains the Whiny Class)

    04/14/2016 9:22:05 AM PDT · by FiddlePig · 12 replies
    YouTube (Bill Whittle Channel) ^ | 4/11/2016 | Bill Whittle
    A must watch... insane is the "new normal"...
  • Shotgun, nearly 200 rounds of ammunition recovered at Holland Tunnel: police

    04/10/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by arl295 · 96 replies
    The Jersey Journal ^ | 4/10/2016 | Caitlin Mota
    JERSEY CITY -- A traffic stop near the Holland Tunnel yesterday evening lead to the recovery of a shotgun and nearly 200 rounds of ammunition, a police spokesman said. At about 6:30 p.m., a police officer saw a blue plastic drum in the back up a pickup truck that had just passed through the Holland Tunnel toll plaza. The officer stopped the vehicle driven by a Pennsylvanian man to make sure there were no hazardous materials in the drum, Port Authority spokesman Joe Pentangelo said. Police asked the driver Marlon Murphy, 45, of Easton, if there were any weapons in...
  • No gap between political correctness and insanity

    04/10/2016 9:40:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/10/16 | Jeff Crouere
    Americans must destroy the demon of political correctness, start facing reality, and stop living in a fantasy world where the bogeyman of racism is everywhere The United States of America in 2016 is a country in deep trouble. We are facing severe economic and national security challenges, made worse by almost two terms of destructive Obama administration policies. Even more troubling is the assault on our culture through a never ending quest for more multiculturalism and political correctness. The flow of both legal and illegal immigrants has continued unabated for over five decades. Currently, according to the U.S. Census Bureau,...
  • Harris grand jury indicts pair behind Planned Parenthood videos (TEXAS VALUES?)

    01/25/2016 5:11:19 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe. Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.
  • PETA Pushes Tesla to Offer Vegan Interior on Model X SUV

    01/14/2016 2:47:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 1/14 | Tamara Palmer
    A kinder, gentler car has debuted in Palo Alto. Tesla Motors has made vegan interiors (seats, steering wheels and gear shifts) an option on its new, falcon-winged electric Model X SUV thanks to the urging of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a company shareholder. "By offering a 100 percent leather-free car, Tesla is pushing its eco-friendly business even further into the future," PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman said in a statement. "PETA can now point to Tesla as a source for top-quality vehicles whose cruelty-free seats are as kind to the environment as its engines are." New...
  • In New York, Fine $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun

    01/07/2016 1:49:08 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 06, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced "strong" and "bold" protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The new legal guidance, issued Dec. 21 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, came as part of an expansion of the city's 2002 Human Rights Law, which protects against discrimination in a range of categories. The updated policy specifically protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, and housing.
  • NYC Adopts Draconian Penalty for Offending Transgenders [semi-satire]

    01/04/2016 8:48:13 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 3 Jan 2016 | John Semmens
    In an effort to discipline its inhabitants into respecting transgender preferences, the New York City Commission on Human Rights updated the City's discrimination rules to incorporate a $250,000 fine for failure to use an individual's desired gender-based pronoun when addressing that person either orally or in writing. The new rule is more complex than simply using cues from the way a person is dressed to guess whether to refer to that person as "he" or "she." A whole panoply of possible pronouns is covered by the ordinance. These include he/him/his, she/her/hers, as well as others such as they/them/theirs and ze/hir....
  • Woman who failed FDNY physical test 6 times gets another chance

    12/27/2015 10:47:22 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 27, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    A woman who six times failed the physical test to become an FDNY firefighter is being given another chance - and this time, critics say, the fix is in. She will graduate, no question, said an FDNY member. The department does­ not want another black eye. Wendy Tapia was allowed to conditionally graduate from the Fire Academy on May 17, 2013, even though she had failed the running test. After swearing her in, the FDNY gave Tapia five more chances to run the required 1.5 miles in 12 minutes or less, but she could not do it. She quit -...
  • Coal industry could leave U.S. taxpayers with major bill

    12/09/2015 10:54:36 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-9-15 | Patrick Rucker
    WASHINGTON, Dec 9 (Reuters) - U.S. taxpayers could be left with multibillion-dollar liabilities if large coal companies are pushed to bankruptcy, the Interior Department Secretary said on Wednesday. At issue is a practice known as self-bonding, allowed under a decades-old mining program, in which some of the country's biggest coal companies forego insurance on a portion of future mine cleanup costs.
  • Obama National Security Address: Don't Sweat It!

    11/25/2015 4:25:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yeah, I know, I know, Obama's out there, you could predict this. All morning long they have been saying that Obama's gonna address the nation on national security and so forth. And I said, "I wonder when that's gonna start?" And, lo and behold, it started at 12:04. And, no, it's over with, he's finished, and we were never gonna JIP it. Join in progress, little inside real radio announcer terminology. But it's over now, and basically what it was about was Obama telling everybody: Don't sweat it. We got 65 nations. We're going after ISIS. We're...
  • Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails...

    11/25/2015 2:14:45 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/23/15 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    "Here we go: Centcom analysts who took negative view of progress against ISIS were told in e-mails to "cut it out" I thought we already knew this, or at least knew the basics of it - defense analysts at Centcom were apparently pressured by their superiors to take a rosier view of the progress against ISIS than was actually warranted. Who precisely wanted the books cooked to suggest things were going well is the key question, which this story doesn't answer. Great thinking, though, by the guilty parties in lying to the public about a jihadi threat, knowing that one...
  • Cruz: Obama Admin Thinks SUVs Are a Greater Threat Than ISIS, Iran

    11/25/2015 6:22:34 AM PST · by Isara · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Nov 24, 2015 | Fox News Insider
    Watch the video at the link. Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz slammed President Obama on "The Kelly File" tonight for being so weak in the fight against radical Islamic terror. "It's gotten to the point that I don't think 'Saturday Night Live' can even parody this president anymore," Cruz said, pointing out that Obama said that next week's climate change summit in Paris would be a "powerful rebuke" to terrorists." "President Obama and John Kerry have both said that they think, essentially, your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a...
  • Cruz: This president is beyond parody

    11/25/2015 3:19:19 AM PST · by markomalley · 137 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/24/15 | Daniel Chaitin
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Tex., criticized President Obama for being "out of touch" for comments he made Tuesday suggesting that stopping climate change would send a strong message to the Islamic State that Western values cannot be deterred by terrorism. Cruz, speaking to Fox News' Megyn Kelly, condemned Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry for telling Americans "that they think essentially your SUV in the driveway is a greater threat to our security than is ISIS, than is a nuclear Iran and it makes no sense whatsoever." "You know what would be a real rebuke to ISIS? When we...
  • Obama Says He’ll Rebuke ISIS By Talking About Climate Change

    11/24/2015 6:34:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 83 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 24 November 2014 | The Federalist Staff
    "What a powerful rebuke to the terrorists it will be." ___ President Barack Obama said during a press conference on Tuesday that his plans to attend a climate change summit in December will serve as a “powerful rebuke” to ISIS, which took credit for brutal terrorist attacks in Paris that killed 130 people and injured hundreds more. While standing alongside French president François Hollande in a joint news conference at the White House, Obama explained that his attendance at next month’s World Climate Summit will put ISIS in its place. “Next week I will be joining President Hollande and other...
  • Obama: Global Climate Conference in Paris Will Be ‘Powerful Rebuke’ To Terrorists [chortle]

    11/24/2015 4:13:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 11/24/15 | Aaron Kliegman
    President Obama concluded his formal remarks at a joint press conference with French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday by saying that next week’s Global Climate Conference in Paris will be a “powerful rebuke” to terrorists such as the Islamic State.Appearing together in the White House East Room, Obama and Hollande each made a statement on the current state of the effort to counter the Islamic State before taking questions from the press.After expressing solidarity with France in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Paris carried out by Islamic State and discussing more broadly the campaign against the jihadist group,...
  • HIDDEN CAM: Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees

    11/24/2015 2:47:45 PM PST · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Lovefest Between Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin and Syrian Refugees Captured on Undercover Video Syrian Refugees in Greece Open to Use of Fake Passports Also Support Clinton Campaign Under Orders Not to Record or Post Video at NYC Clinton Fundraiser, Huma Expresses Support of Syrian Refugees Syrian Refugees Hope to Make it to Germany and Eventually U.S. While Clinton Campaign Supports Their Trek  (New York) Best-selling author and award winning video journalist James O’Keefe has just released undercover video of two related events dealing with Syrian refugees. The first of these is at a Hillary Clinton fundraiser for women, where...
  • Obama pokes Putin, says jet shoot-down part of ‘ongoing problem’ with Russians

    11/24/2015 2:35:31 PM PST · by SkyPilot · 92 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 Nov 15 | Dave Boyer
    President Obama said the shoot-down "points to an ongoing problem with the Russian operations" in Syria, including attacks against moderate Syrian opposition groups near the Turkish border. If Russia were going after the Islamic State instead, Mr. Obama said, such mistakes "are less likely to occur." He said it’s important for Turkish and Russian officials to communicate and to "discourage any kind of escalation." French President Francois Hollande called the incident "a serious one." "We must prevent an escalation," he said. Mr. Obama said the U.S. is still gathering facts of the shoot-down, but said Turkey "has a right to...
  • Former DIA Head: Investigation of Manipulated Intel Should Start at White House

    11/24/2015 1:34:59 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 11/24/2015 | SHOSHANA WEISSMANN
    Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) during President Obama's tenure, went on the Kelly File last night to talk about the possible manipulation of ISIS intelligence. He said the investigation should "start at the top. Where intelligence starts and stops is at the White House." "[M]any of them have been deployed for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan and elsewhere... so I think that the focus of really this investigation, they'll find whoever they're going to find and some of the tactical issues at central command, but the focus of this investigation ought to...
  • Here is what we are up against.(leftist drivel from comment at economic collapse blog)

    11/15/2015 1:44:12 PM PST · by dynachrome · 11 replies
    theeconomiccollapseblog.com ^ | 11-15-15 | "Marcel"
    If you sit around believing the right wing radio propaganda that the wealthy know what's best for us then be prepared to suffer the fate that many others have suffered under the oppression of aristocrats in the past. But we live in a Democratic Republic overwhelmingly dominated by voters who are not wealthy. So its pretty simple to go out and vote for our own interest every couple of years-- without the need for any mass protest or even any union participation. We could raise the incomes of the poorest by simply passing laws to raise the minimum wage. Many...
  • Principal says standardized testing is 'modern-day slavery'

    11/09/2015 1:36:13 PM PST · by Personal Responsibility · 36 replies
    New York Post ^ | 11/9/2015 | Carl Campanile
    n an online rant, a Bronx public school principal has likened standardized testing to slavery, redlining and crack cocaine in damaging the lives of minorities. “Public school high-stakes standardized testing is a form of modern-day slavery, and it is designed to continue the proliferation of inequality,” Cornerstone Academy for Social Action Middle School Principal Jamaal Bowman says in an Aug. 31 blog entry titled “The Tyranny of Standardized Testing.” “America was born of horror for black people and that horror continues today for brown and poor people as well. Slavery, Jim Crow, redlining, crack cocaine and now standardized testing were...
  • Department of Education: Transgender Application for Rest Room and Locker Room Privileges

    11/03/2015 9:33:51 PM PST · by doug from upland · 20 replies
    DFU via TinyPic ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | DFU
  • French Mathematicians Question Global Climate Hysteria [semi-satire]

    10/31/2015 12:21:53 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Nov 2015 | John Semmens
    A recent report authored by a team of mathematicians from the Société de Calcul Mathématique SA challenged what it concluded is "a costly and pointless crusade against a naturally variable climate. The forces driving change are huge and beyond human control. The contribution to climate change that can be traced to human activity is tiny. The measures touted to combat climate change would be both expensive and ineffectual." Global climate expert Al Gore denounced the report as "detrimental to our efforts to unite humanity in this crucial battle to save the planet. I'm not a math whiz, but I know...
  • SR1,000 Fine for Female Workers Not Covering Head (US$267)

    10/20/2015 10:28:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Arab News ^ | 20 October 2015
    Women workers will be fined SR1,000 if they are caught without their head cover in office under new labor laws introduced this week, a newspaper reported Monday. Companies employing women must also enforce the law and issue written instructions in this regard or they could be fined SR5,000, Al-Hayat Arabic daily said. All companies must issue clear written instructions to their female workers to cover their head while in office. Erring companies will be fined SR5,000, the report quoted a Labor Ministry official as saying. It said the new law also set a fine of SR5,000 for companies which force...
  • Dem Candidates Promise New Freedom [semi-satire]

    10/16/2015 9:40:23 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Oct 2015 | John Semmens
    This week's debate among Democrats vying for their Party's presidential nomination inspired a bidding war as to which of them could promise more "free stuff" to voters. Sen Bernie Sanders (Vt) vowed to eliminate the need for money. "Too many people are barred from having what they want by the fact that they lack the money to purchase it," Sanders lamented. "Billionaires like Donald Trump never have to face such deprivation. Why should poorer Americans be denied the same rights? When I'm president all merchandise will be free." Rival candidate Hillary Clinton averred that "while I agree with Senator Sanders...
  • Portland State course aims to 'make whiteness strange'

    10/06/2015 9:50:49 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    http://campusreform.org/?ID=6862 ^ | Oct 5, 2015 | Peter Hasson
    According to Portland State University Professors Rachel Sanders White Privilege course, whiteness must be dismantled if racial justice will ever be achieved. Students taking the course will endeavor to make whiteness strange.
  • 10 Quotes to Help You Preserve Your Moral Sanity

    10/06/2015 7:41:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2015 | Michael Brown
    More than once in the last few years Ive asked myself the question, Has the whole world gone mad? Has everyone in our society lost the ability to think clearly? Are people no longer able to process facts and information? Are they so dominated by their emotions and by sound bites that truth and logic dont seem to matter? I remember vividly talking to a young man at a rally in Charlotte, NC a few months ago. The rally was surrounding the so-called bathroom bill that would have made all of the citys public bathrooms and locker rooms gender-neutral. This...
  • Should We End Welfare For Peace and Safety?

    10/05/2015 7:46:40 AM PDT · by A CA Guy · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 10/04/2015 | A Ca Guy
    I'm realizing that most if not all of these no gun zone shooters had no employment to speak of. With too much time on their hands they seem to be influenced and are investing in violent videos and very bad internet influences. Many had parents who considered their kids normal and allowed them access to guns, violent videos and the Internet despite mental issues.
  • For transgender people, getting healthcare remains difficult despite Obamacare

    10/04/2015 12:04:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Oct. 3, 2015 | Soumya Karlamangla
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  • Tired of capitalism? There could be a better way.

    10/01/2015 2:51:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 76 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-30-15 | Matt Bruenig
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  • Vatican to take in two refugee families as Pope calls for 'every religion' to help

    09/06/2015 7:19:12 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 130 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 6 September 2015 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Stephanie Kirchgaessner Sunday 6 September 2015 21.02 EDT S Pope Francis has called on every religious community across Europe to do their part to stem the refugee crisis and offer sanctuary to migrant families. In front of a crowd of thousands of people in St Peters Square, the Roman Catholic leader said it was not enough to simply encourage the refugees with calls for courage and patience. Instead, he suggested, tangible demonstrations of help were required. May every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe, take in one family, he said.
  • Pope Calls on All of Europes Catholics to House Refugees

    09/06/2015 9:40:39 AM PDT · by NRx · 97 replies
    NY Times ^ | 09-06-2015 | ALISON SMALE
    VIENNA Pope Francis on Sunday called on every parish, religious community, monastery and sanctuary in Europe to shelter refugees fleeing death from war and hunger, adding that the Vaticans two parishes would lead the way by taking in two families. In a speech to thousands of people in St. Peters Square, the pope said it was not enough to say have courage, hang in there to those marching toward what he described as lifes hope. Referring to the tragedy of tens of thousands of refugees that flee death in conflict and hunger and are on a journey of hope,...