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  • Students protest 'centrality of whiteness' at Macalester

    04/28/2017 11:01:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 28, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    A Macalester College student organization referring to itself as “Stop White Noise” recently held a moment of silence to protest “the centrality of whiteness and Eurocentrism on campus.” “The intent of this action is to raise awareness of the space whiteness takes up in our classrooms and curriculum,” a website created for the organization explains, even revealing that protesters would be “entering various classrooms” with “the permission of professors.”
  • Hodges Fires Back After Being Named One Of The U.S.’s Worst Mayors (Blames Trump)

    04/20/2017 9:53:25 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 4/20/17 | WCCO Staff
    Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she welcomes the attack from President Donald Trump’s “cronies” at the New York Observer after the online newspaper named her this week as one of the three worst mayors in the country. The article, published on Tuesday, said Hodges has alienated Minneapolitans on both the left and the center, and it predicts she’ll face tough competition in the upcoming election. The list ranks her just below Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and above New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. While author Arick Wierson says Hodges “appears to genuinely want better” for Minneapolis, he slams her...
  • St. Paul City Council votes 6-1 to reject Dai Thao’s symbolic call for Trump investigation

    04/19/2017 7:38:51 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 10 replies ^ | 4/19/17 | Frederick Melo
    A proposed resolution calling for a congressional investigation of President Donald Trump fizzled before the St. Paul City Council, which voted 6-1 on Wednesday to kill the effort. “Symbolic resolutions, strictly for political purposes, when overused, become meaningless,” said council member Chris Tolbert, dressing down the proposal brought by colleague Dai Thao, who cast a lone vote in support of the resolution. Thao, a St. Paul mayoral candidate, had sought to have the council ask Minnesota’s congressional delegation to investigate the president’s ties to Russia and any personal financial benefits he receives from foreign powers. Thao’s resolution specifically called for...
  • Dakota Pipeline Scheduled To Begin Delivering Oil In May

    04/14/2017 8:33:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller News ^ | 04/14/2017 | Chris White
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the so-called DAPL, is scheduled to start delivering oil on May 14 to Illinois, according to filings from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The oil project is expected to transport more than 500,000 barrels of oil a year across the eastern section of the country. ... The Obama administration rejected the previously approved pipeline last December ... President Donald Trump eventually issued orders approving the DAPL in January ... many demonstrators have begun diverting their attention to the equally contentious Keystone XL Pipeline, another oil pipeline Trump approved through executive order. Obama originally rejected...
  • Minneapolis Muslims protest 'sharia' vigilante in Cedar-Riverside area

    04/13/2017 7:17:34 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 26 replies ^ | April 13, 2017 — 2:06pm | By Faiza Mahamud
    A man trying to impose what he calls "the civil part of the sharia law" in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis has sparked anger among local residents and Muslim leaders. Abdullah Rashid, 22, a Georgia native who moved to Cedar-Riverside last year, has been making the rounds in the Somali-dominated neighborhood, telling people not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex. If he sees Muslim women he believes are dressed inappropriately, he approaches them and suggests they should wear a jilbab, a long, flowing garment. And he says he's recruiting others to join the effort. But local...
  • Minneapolis Muslims wary of man trying to enforce Sharia

    04/13/2017 8:48:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 13, 2017 11:15 AM EDT
    Muslim leaders in Minneapolis are wary of a man who has been patrolling a predominantly Somali neighborhood to enforce the Islamic civil code. The Star Tribune reports that Abdullah Rashid has been telling residents of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood not to drink, use drugs or interact with the opposite sex, according to his interpretation of Sharia law. He’s been telling Muslim women to wear a head-to-toe garment called a jilbab. …
  • Report: Man in Minneapolis policing neighborhood for violations of Sharia law

    04/13/2017 7:34:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Twitchy ^ | April 12, 2017 | William A.
    The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a 22-year-old Georgia native is causing concern among both residents and Muslim leaders by policing the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood for violations of Sharia law, such as wearing the inappropriate dress or drinking alcohol.
  • Minneapolis Muslims protest 'sharia' vigilante in Cedar-Riverside area

    04/13/2017 5:12:30 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | April 13, 2017 | Faiza Mahamud
    Minneapolis police received reports in February from concerned residents who saw Rashid in a dark green uniform that said “Muslim Defense Force” and “Religious Police” and had two flags associated with ISIS and other terrorist groups. . . . Jeff Van Nest, an FBI spokesman for Minneapolis, declined to comment. In a recent interview, Rashid said he aims to turn Cedar-Riverside into a “sharia-controlled zone” where Muslims are learning about the proper practices of Islam and that “non-Muslims are asked to respect” it.
  • ‘White Privilege Checklist' appears in Minnesota dorm

    04/12/2017 11:28:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 12, 2017 | Amber Athey
    A display in a University of Minnesota residence hall provides an 11-point “checklist” to help students identify their “white privilege.” The “White Privilege Checklist,” found hanging in Mark G. Yudof Hall and photographed by a current student, features 11 statements that ostensibly apply exclusively to white people.
  • 'Concerned students' want free shuttle to mosque

    04/10/2017 9:50:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 10, 2017 | Adam Sabes
    A group of “Concerned Students” at Luther College has issued demands for various social justice initiatives, including a free bi-monthly shuttle to take students to mosque. In an open letter published by the Luther College Chips student newspaper last week, the obtrusively-named “Concerned Students of the Luther College Community Action Plans to Uphold the Luther College Mission Statement” outlines 19 actions that its members believe will “maximize the well-being of all students.”
  • Watch Democratic caucus melt down in bloody chaos

    04/08/2017 5:27:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 4/7/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    After 30 years of refugees from Somalia being settled in Minneapolis, the Somalis have taken over the city’s sixth ward. And Minnesotans are starting to get a picture of what that will look like going forward. The mayor’s office and the entire city council are up for election in November, which means it’s caucus time in Minneapolis. The Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party, or DFL, chooses delegates for each candidate at caucus meetings attended by thousands of party members. In the Somali-dominated sixth ward, hundreds of Somali refugees packed a small gymnasium Tuesday for a caucus and things quickly devolved into pandemonium. Emergency...
  • Judge Foils Highway Robbery Attempt (By Police)

    04/06/2017 11:27:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 36 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 6, 2017 | George Leef
    Imagine if something like this happened to you. You are away on a trip when you get word that your son was involved in a serious accident. You rush home and find out that he had taken your late-model SUV, driven it while drunk, and wrecked the vehicle beyond the point of repair. The dumb kid is all right, but facing charges for his criminal drunk driving. But that’s not all. Because your vehicle was involved in the commission of a crime, it is subject to seizure under the state’s civil asset forfeiture law. Therefore, you stand to lose big...
  • Ammunition Maker Reduces Staff in Idaho, Minnesota

    04/04/2017 6:25:56 AM PDT · by marktwain · 45 replies
    ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Vista is the corporation that owns CCI and Federal brands. They have been increasing production of .22 rimfire ammunition. It was expected to be ramped up 20% this year.Following the election of President Trump, demand for ammunition has dropped. According to an article from Lewiston, Idaho, Vista has laid off employees in both the Lewiston and the Anoka, Minnesota ammunition plant locations.  From the The number of people who work at Vista Outdoor’s ammunition-making operations has been shifting since February. A month-long voluntary, temporary furlough for about 100 Lewiston employees ends Thursday and will bring the number of...
  • Senate Preparing to Revive the Delta Queen

    04/01/2017 6:10:01 AM PDT · by iowamark · 34 replies
    Roll Call ^ | Mar 31, 2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    Before the week’s headline Supreme Court debate, senators are poised to get the Delta Queen back cruising America’s waterways. The legendary riverboat has been barred from carrying overnight passengers since an exemption to the 1966 Safety of Life at Sea Act for the largely wooden vessel lapsed back in 2008. Lawmakers from Cincinnati to St. Louis have pushed for the Delta Queen to get a new lease on life since then, and the Senate has scheduled a Monday evening vote on passage of a bipartisan bill that would do just that... Sen. Rob Portman, who hails from Cincinnati, remembers the...
  • Another Case Showing Why People Shouldn't Be Forced Into Unions

    03/23/2017 10:50:24 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | March 23, 2017 | George Leef
    Labor unions have been known to do many despicable things to grab dues money from workers who don’t want anything to do with them. A current Minnesota case is about as bad as you’ll ever find. In 2013, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) got one of its favored politicians, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton, to sign an order declaring that home healthcare providers who receive Medicaid money to care for disabled family members were government employees. But they were “employees” only because that made them eligible for unionization. The SEIU figured that it had a good shot at finagling a...
  • College ‘diversity council’ posts FAKE racist flyers

    03/23/2017 9:50:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | March 23, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter. The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified “all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”
  • Conservative students say they have been ‘violently threatened’ at Lutheran college

    03/21/2017 3:52:30 PM PDT · by Bogle · 20 replies
    The College Fix ^ | March 20,2017 | E.Whitford and K. Favaro rptd. in The College Fix
    Of the 12 students interviewed by the Manitou Messenger, several have been violently threatened because of their political beliefs, and almost all of them feel as though they can’t speak up about politics on campus – in class, online or with their friends. … On the night of the election, a student in the Pause threatened to beat up [College Republicans President Emily] Schaller, calling her a “f***ing moron.” Over the next couple of days, she overheard multiple students threaten to hurt the next conservative or Republican they saw. Vice President of St. Olaf College Republicans Kathryn Hinderaker ’19 had...
  • Student Leader Who Tweeted ‘Jews Will Get What Coming to Them’ Rails Against ‘Islamophoba’

    03/20/2017 7:35:27 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 28 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 3/20 | Rachel Frommer
    A Minnesota university student leader who tweeted “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic]” railed on Facebook against exposure of his social media posts as an “Islamophobic smear campaign.” Mayzer Muhammad — president of the undergraduate student union (USG) at the University of St. Thomas — wrote last Wednesday: “I am coming under attack for being a Muslim leader of the student government at a private Catholic institution,” after his online activity, revealed by campus watchdog Canary Mission, was reported by The Algemeiner two days earlier. Muhammad called his posts — which included calling Zionists “the scum of...
  • Student-government leader: 'Jews will get what coming for them'

    03/16/2017 8:00:04 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 12 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 3/16 | WND
    The president of a Minnesota school’s undergraduate student government (USG) once tweeted, “yahood [Jews] will get what coming for them [sic],” a covert campus watchdog group revealed. Mayzer Muhammad of St. Paul’s University of St. Thomas has a history of antisemitic rhetoric on social media stretching back to 2014, Canary Mission found, including calling supporters of Israel “the scum of the earth,” referring to Israel as a “racist apartheid state” and claiming the country is “murdering innocent people every day.” Muhammad was previously the president of the campus chapter of the Muslim Student Association
  • ICE Operation Nets 86 Arrests Across 5 Midwestern States

    03/15/2017 6:35:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 20 replies ^ | 3/15/17 | Michael Oakes
    United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement said it arrested 86 foreign nationals across five Midwestern states last week, including 26 in Minnesota. In a release Wednesday, the department said the operation targeted immigration fugitives, re-entrants and at-large criminal aliens over a three-day span. The operation included 32 arrests in Nebraska, 26 in Minnesota, 23 in Iowa, four in North Dakota and one in South Dakota. ICE said 52 of those arrested had prior convictions in addition to an undocumented status. Twenty-three had previously been deported and returned, which constitutes a felony.