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  • Who's Watching the Watchers?

    06/22/2016 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Bob Barr
    To the typical liberal, nothing engenders greater panic and crippling fear than the sight of a firearm; especially the Mainstream Media’s self-defined posterchild for gun violence, the AR-15. The Left’s irrational reaction to the popular sporting rifle, enjoyed (safely and legally) by millions of recreational and competition shooters across America, is so potent the New York Daily News’ resident pansy, Gersh Kuntzman, claims to have suffered “temporary PTSD” from merely firing the rifle at a gun range. Yet, in spite of its obvious and repetitive ignorance on firearm information, the Left considers itself capable of engaging in an adult discussion...
  • Get it straight: Democrats enslaved the Black America Republicans fought and died to free Part III

    06/20/2016 8:47:28 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/20 /16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    This is a continuation of the list of steps benevolent Republicans took to help the slaves held by Southern Democrats. On January 8, 1867 the Republican Congress had to override Democrat Andrew Johnson’s veto of a bill to give District of Columbia African-Americans the right to vote. The following July it had to override another Johnson veto of another Civil Rights bill designed to help African Americans. When the Republicans began an impeachment trial of Democrat President Johnson in March of 1868, his answer was, “This is a country for white men, and by God, as long as I am...
  • Exclusive: Armitage to back Clinton over Trump

    06/16/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 63 replies
    Politico ^ | Michael Crowley
    Richard Armitage, the deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush, says he will vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump, in one of the most dramatic signs yet that Republican national security elites are rejecting their party’s presumptive nominee. Armitage, a retired Navy officer who also served as an assistant secretary of defense under Ronald Reagan, is thought by Clinton aides to be the highest ranking former GOP national security official to openly support Clinton over Trump.
  • N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report

    06/11/2016 7:09:20 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 6 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2016-06-08
    N. Korea summons workers from Kuwait after mass strike: report North Korea has summoned dozens of workers from Kuwait for staging a mass strike in protest of their working conditions, a U.S.-based media outlet said Wednesday. According to Radio Free Asia, dozens of North Korean construction workers in Kuwait went on strike in December after their North Korean employer offered to pay them with checks cashable in the North instead of wages. "As people began to disobey orders and desert their workplaces, North Korean authorities belatedly took steps to tackle the issue," RFA said. "On May 17, they quickly summoned...
  • African Woman Destroys Black/Liberal Praise Of Muhammad Ali With 1 Question

    06/10/2016 7:33:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 49 replies
    Mad World News ^ | 6/10/16 | Dom the Conservative
    After the recent death of famous champion heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, liberals, blacks, and even conservatives have flooded social media with praise for the sports legend. However, one African woman is wondering if blacks who are mourning his loss have lost their minds — and it’s all because of one thing most are too star-struck to realize. Mona Walter is an ex-Muslim Somali activist who is determined to expose what her former religion has done for 1,400 years and is planning to do to Western countries. After immigrating to Sweden when she was 19, she was given the opportunity to...
  • Venezuela's top court bans media's publishing videos of lynchings

    06/09/2016 5:26:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6-8-16 | Diego Oré; Alexandra Ulmer
    Venezuela's Supreme Court on Wednesday banned media from publishing videos of lynchings, saying they create "anxiety and uncertainty" in a country ravaged by violent crime and an economic crisis. The OPEC nation's society is in upheaval amid triple-digit inflation, a deep recession and brutal shortages of food and medicine. As Venezuelans have grown increasingly angry at frequent thefts, hold-ups and homicides, mob beatings and lynchings have increased in the country, which is already one of the world's most violent. Gory videos of mob justice or photos of bloody corpses sometimes make the rounds on social media. President Nicolas Maduro's socialist...
  • Kasich legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio

    06/09/2016 6:11:20 PM PDT · by Ken H · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | June 08, 2016 | BRIANNA GURCIULLO
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a medical marijuana legalization bill into law on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported. The former Republican presidential candidate's penmanship makes Ohio the 26th state in the nation to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes.
  • Michelle Obama tells graduating students she wakes up in a ‘house built by slaves’

    06/03/2016 4:20:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 128 replies
    BPR bizpacreview ^ | 6/03/16 | Carmine Sabia
    Many Americans are counting the days until President Obama and his wife Michelle leave the White House, and the first lady may be among them. Delivering the commencement speech for the City College in New York on Friday, she turned the graduation speech into a racial rallying cry. She even managed to take shots at presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump along the way. Michelle told the graduates that they ought to beware of people who want to “build up walls to keep people out” and that the “story” of America is the story of immigrants. “It’s the story that...
  • Israel fills UN hall for anti-BDS conference

    05/31/2016 7:17:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2016 7:52 PM EDT | Michael Astor
    Over 1,500 students filled the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday for a conference sponsored by the Israeli mission on how best to combat a movement on many U.S. campuses calling for a boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel over its treatment of the Palestinians. Taking place in the same hall where 40 years ago 72 nations voted to equate Zionism with racism, Israel’s Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called the conference an “historic” event. Separately, Palestinian Ambassador Riyad Mansour dismissed the conference as “no big deal.” The boycott, divestment and sanctions movement (BDS) seeks to ostracize Israel...
  • The government wants restaurants to cut down on salt

    06/01/2016 9:07:58 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 57 replies
    The proposed guidelines, released today, recommend sodium goals by restaurant product or menu item, 150 categories in total, designed with a salt intake goal for Americans in mind. “Many Americans want to reduce sodium in their diets, but that’s hard to do when much of it is in everyday products we buy in stores and restaurants,” Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell said. “Today’s announcement is about putting power back in the hands of consumers, so that they can better control how much salt is in the food they eat and improve their health.” The Center for Science in...
  • The primordial world of Islam

    05/31/2016 6:28:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/16 | Alexander Maistrovoy
    The involution of Islam is just one side of the coin. The other one, which is not less horrifying, is the spiritual degradation of the West that welcomes the primordial predatory world with cute teddy bears, songs about peace and flowers The Islamic world of the Middle East is sinking into the gloomy and forgotten past: the Bronze Age, the world of slavery, human sacrifice, pedophilia, sexual sacred traditions, beliefs in conspiracies and now the most terrible - ritual cannibalism Beaten dogs and “donkeys-occupiers” In the 90s, when working on an article about homeless animals, I visited a shelter for...
  • Snoop Dogg rails against ‘Roots’ remake, calls for boycott – does he have a point?

    05/31/2016 9:33:28 AM PDT · by Paradox · 34 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 5/31/2016 | Frieda Powers
    Rapper Snoop Dogg will not be watching the remake of the miniseries “Roots,” and is calling on others to follow his lead. In a profanity-filled video on Instagram, the 44-year-old rap star and actor slammed the History Channel’s remake of the landmark 1977 miniseries about slavery, which began airing Monday. “I’m sick of this s—. How the f— are they going to put ‘Roots’ on, on Memorial Day?” he said in the video posted Monday. “They going to just to keep beating that s— into our heads about how they did us, huh?” Starting the video by saying “No disrespect,”...
  • Snoop Dogg lambasts Roots remake: 'I can't watch it'

    05/30/2016 7:31:30 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | May 30, 2016
    The remake of Roots has gained widespread critical acclaim – but not from Snoop Dogg, who posted a short video on Instagram on Monday criticising the show, and suggesting that African Americans should not watch it. In the video, the rapper said that he was fed up with watching films and TV shows that depicted the abuse of black Americans. “12 Years a Slave, Roots, Underground, I can’t watch none of that shit,” Snoop Dogg said, also taking aim at the Steve McQueen-directed Oscar-winning film and the WGN TV series about slaves in Georgia escaping via an underground railroad, which...
  • Indian women 'sold' like products in a retail shop in Gulf states for $1,500. Andhra minister

    05/28/2016 3:17:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MFS The Other News ^ | May 27, 2016
    "Instructions should be issued to Indian embassy officials in Gulf countries to interfere in the matter and provide necessary help in terms of food, clothing and shelter," he wrote. Women domestic workers from Andhra Pradesh are languishing in jails in the Gulf states after attempting to flee abusive employers or overstaying their visas, said Palle Raghunatha Reddy, minister for non-resident Indian welfare, urging the national government to help them. In a letter to Sushma Swaraj, Reddy called for action to bring back the women. “Necessary steps should be initiated to bring them to their native areas safely by providing free...
  • Grim reality of life in ancient Rome revealed: Average worker was DEAD by 30 [tr]

    05/28/2016 5:01:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28, 2016 | Ekin Karasin
    The average ancient Roman worker was riddled with arthritis, suffered broken bones and was dead by 30 thanks to a diet of rotting grains and a lifetime of hard labour. The grim realities of the Eternal City were revealed in a study carried out by an Italian team of specialists that used modern-scanning techniques to analyse 2,000 ancient skeletons. The majority of the skeletons from the first and third century AD, found in the suburbs of the ancient city, had broken collar bones, noses and hand bones.
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • 160th Anniversary: The Caning of Senator Charles Sumner (R). (May 22nd 1856)

    05/22/2016 9:49:44 AM PDT · by ak267 · 65 replies
    wikipedia ^ | 5-22-216 | wiki
    On May 22, 1856, in the United States Congress, Representative Preston Brooks attacked Senator Charles Sumner with a walking cane in retaliation for a speech given by Sumner two days earlier. The beating nearly killed Sumner and it drew a sharply polarized response from the American public on the subject of the expansion of slavery in the United States. It has been considered symbolic of the "breakdown of reasoned discourse"[1] that eventually led to the American Civil War.
  • Yale: John Calhoun Stays - But What About Elihu Yale?

    05/21/2016 5:35:57 AM PDT · by Davy Buck · 3 replies
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 19 May 2016 | Richard Williams
    So if we use the same logic used in regards to Confederate figures and icons in the South, Yale should change its name. Why don't we hear that demand from the "historians" in the blogosphere? That's simple. It does not serve the purpose of their agenda, at least not yet. And maybe, in this instance, the administration at Yale realized that Calhoun was the low-hanging fruit and once he had been vanquished, the offended would aim higher - at Elihu Yale. And what might alumni benefactors have to say about that? All that there moral reformin' could get expensive. Virtue-signaling...
  • Sotomayor Urges Mandatory Pro Bono for All Lawyers

    05/19/2016 11:10:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 71 replies
    National Law Journal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Tony Mauro
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said Monday that all lawyers should be required to provide pro bono legal services. "I believe in forced labor" when it comes to improving access to justice for the poor, she said during an appearance at the American Law Institute's annual meeting in Washington. "If I had my way, I would make pro bono service a requirement."
  • Roots: The Groundbreaking Series Reimagined

    05/18/2016 9:52:29 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 62 replies
    History Channel ^ | May 17, 2016
    HISTORY® premieres "Roots" on Memorial Day 2016, airing over four consecutive nights at 9 p.m. beginning Monday, May 30, it was announced today by Paul Buccieri, President of A&E and HISTORY. The four-night, eight-hour event series developed by HISTORY, from A+E Studios, is a historical portrait of American slavery recounting the journey of one family and their will to survive and ultimately carry on their legacy despite hardship.
  • Hou ISD Ignoring Arabic Slave Connection (Qatar $$ for Arabic Immersion School)

    05/12/2016 11:15:33 AM PDT · by magna carta · 3 replies
    740 KTRH NewsRadio ^ | May 12,2016 | Nik Rajkovik
    Some Houston ISD parents say the board of trustees is ignoring the Arabic connection to slavery ahead of Thursday's vote to rename schools honoring those with Confederate ties. For much of the school year, a small group has been protesting outside HISD's new Arabic Immersion Magnet School, paid for in part by money from the Qatar Foundation. “HISD is accepting money from the state that sponsors ISIS, that sponsors terror and slavery, and yet they are about to withdraw the school names of various Confederate heroes,” says Elizabeth Theiss, founder of “Stop the Magnet.” Theiss says HISD is not alone....
  • Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows...

    05/11/2016 5:11:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 93 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/11/16
    Millennials are more open to idea of slavery reparations: Study shows majority of young people think African Americans should be compensated for ancestors' suffering **SNIP** Baby boomers between ages 51-69 are similar, with a 79-17 per cent margin against reparations. The numbers start changing when it comes to Generation Xers, with Americans between the ages of 35-50 breaking 73 per cent to 25 per cent against reparations. The biggest shift comes with millennials, with a majority — 51 per cent — saying that reparations should be paid or they were unsure of whether reparations should be paid.
  • Why we should welcome a real trial about slave reparations

    05/11/2016 7:41:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/11/2016 | John Massoud
    For the past fifteen or so years, there has been a movement among some liberals to require that the descendents of former slaves be paid for the suffering of their ancestors. Conservatives have railed against this transfer of wealth, saying (rightly, one should add) that a person or entity cannot be held responsible for the actions of another person who has been dead for over 150 years. Lloyd’s of London was sued in 2004 by a group of descendents of African slaves, and the British court system ruled against their claim. There have been other claims made by the descendents...
  • Heidi Cruz Likens Husband's Campaign to Efforts to End Slavery

    05/10/2016 11:43:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 140 replies
    The Texas Tribune ^ | May 10, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    Drawing a parallel between the long-term efforts of her husband's supporters and the fight to end slavery, Heidi Cruz said Tuesday that it took "a lot longer than four years" for the latter fight to be successful.
  • Muhammad: The White Prophet with Black Slaves (David Wood)

    05/05/2016 6:02:05 PM PDT · by Titus-Maximus · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 12, 2016 | David Wood
    Video - Wood goes through the Islamic texts which describes the very white complected Prophet who owned black slaves. The Prophet describes the Devil as a black man. Also - anyone calling the Prophet a black man would receive the death penalty.
  • Elizabeth Smart joined Operation Underground Railroad on a mission [2015]

    04/30/2016 10:47:17 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 84 replies
    Utah Valley 360 ^ | March 11, 2015 | N/A
    She was back. Back where she was held captive. Back where she feared she would never see her family again. Back in Imperial County, California. But this time she had shifted from defense to offense. In 2002, Elizabeth Smart made headlines when she was kidnapped from her bedroom in Salt Lake. Smart, only 14 at the time, spent nine months held captive in the mountains near her family’s home and later in Imperial County, California, which is where she returned 12 years later for a special mission with Operation Underground Railroad. Operation Underground Railroad For 12 years as a U.S....
  • Harriet Tubman Was A Gun-Toting Republican

    04/22/2016 3:19:19 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    There are some knee-jerk reactions to the seemingly "political correctness run amok" move to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, replacing President Andrew Jackson. But the replacing of the slave-owning founder of the Democratic Party with a gun-toting black Republican may spark a political debate worth having and unearth historical truths worth learning. As PJ Media described the announcement: The first woman on United States bank notes will be the famous abolitionist and Republican Harriet Tubman, Politico reported Wednesday. She will give the boot to the nation's sixth president and a major figure in the Democratic Party, Andrew Jackson,...
  • Falsehoods and Feel-Good Myths About the Underground Railroad and Harriet Tubman

    04/20/2016 10:18:38 AM PDT · by golux · 33 replies
    By making explicit or implicit connections between the Underground Railroad and Tubman's trips, and by depicting Tubman as an Underground Railroad superstar, the textbooks imply that the paramount purpose of the Underground Railroad was to launch slave-stealing expeditions. That is false. The Underground Railroad was not in the business of staging raids, and Tubman's excursions were idiosyncrasies at best. (...) The salient points that occur again and again in the textbooks' accounts of Tubman -- such as the claim that she made nineteen trips to liberate slaves, and the claim that slave-owners put a huge price on her head --...
  • Feeling Overtaxed? The Romans Would Tax Your Urine

    04/16/2016 7:29:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    National Geographic ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | Brian Handwerk
    Taxes may be as certain as death, but they've changed a lot. Over the centuries, governments have levied taxes on everything from facial hair to the right to cover up—and officials accepted payments of beers, beds, and even broomsticks. Here, from history, are a few taxes we’re glad to not have to pay anymore: Rome's Toilet Tax Ancient Romans valued urine for its ammonia content. They found the natural enemy of dirt and grease valuable for laundering clothes and even whitening teeth. And like all valuable products, there was a scheme to tax it. Emperor Vespasian (r. A.D. 69-79) earned...
  • The Birth of a Nation Official Teaser Trailer (Nat Turner Revolt]

    04/15/2016 5:22:11 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 15, 2016 | Staff
    Nat Turner, a former slave in America, leads a liberation movement in 1831 to free African-Americans in Virginia that results in a violent retaliation from whites.
  • El Cajon couple accused of trafficking housekeeper

    04/15/2016 1:03:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 8, 2016 | Kristina Davis
    <p>SAN DIEGO — A handwritten note asking a nurse for help has led to labor trafficking charges against an Iraqi couple who are accused of forcing an Indonesian housekeeper to work without pay in their El Cajon apartment.</p> <p>Her rescue a few days later is the first time in more than five years the woman, referred to in court documents only as W.M., has been free of indentured servitude, authorities said Friday.</p>
  • Walter Williams: Attacking Our Nation's Founders

    04/11/2016 11:19:26 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 11, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    During Sen. Bernie Sanders' campaign visit to Liberty University, he told the students that our nation was created on racist principles. Students at a Christian-based university, such as Liberty, do not often hear the founders-as-racists argument. But it is featured at many other universities, as well as primary and secondary schools. Most often, the hate-America teachings are centered on the fact that slavery is a part of our history. What is left untaught is: Slavery was a routine part of human history. Blacks were the last people to be enslaved. Plus, our Founding Fathers struggled mightily over the issue of...
  • Sanders: 'Yes' I'd apologize for slavery & make reparations by investing in low-income communities

    04/06/2016 10:43:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | April 6, 2016 | Francesca Chambers, White House correspondent
    Bernie Sanders committed tonight to formally apologizing for slavery on behalf of the United States if he becomes president. Sanders told heavily black audience that Tindley Temple United Methodist Church, 'There's nothing that anybody can do to undo the deaths and misery, how many people we don't even know who died on the way over here in the ships.' But the United States has to make an attempt to 'wipe the slate clean' by acknowledging the truth, he said after an audience member asked him point blank if he'd offer a presidential-level apology and he said, 'Yes.' And while the...
  • Can You Be Pro Choice and Anti-Slavery?

    03/30/2016 9:26:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 31, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Leonard Pitts is trying. But he just can’t seem to write coherently on the issue of abortion. The reason for his incoherence is that he fails to understand that the issue boils down to two questions: “Is the unborn human?” and “What gives humans value?” Had he properly framed the issue he would not have written such an incoherent defense of abortion rights in a recent nationally syndicated column titled “Can You Be Pro Choice and Anti Abortion?” Pitts uses a tactic employed by many in the pro-choice movement. He denounces the pro-life tactic of displaying pictures of dismembered fetuses...
  • Girl Brutally Raped for 16 Months Reveals Horrifying Details of ISIS' Sex Slave 'Meat Market'

    03/21/2016 6:00:43 PM PDT · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 3/21/16 | Samuel Smith
    A Yazidi sex slave who was raped three times a day for over 16 month by various Islamic State fighters detailed in a recent interview how she was bought and sold by eight different jihadis and how the group sold off over 800 Yazidi girls inside a Raqqa "meat market."In an interview with The Daily Mail, 20-year-old Khalida, who was captured by the militant group in Iraq in August 2014, explained how she and her family were attempting to escape from the wrath of IS (also known as ISIS or ISIL) when a Muslim neighbor outed them as un-believers when...
  • Indian IT Services And Modern Day Slavery

    03/21/2016 10:00:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Linkedin ^ | 03/21/2016 | Karthik Sundaram President & CEO, Purplepatch Services LLC
    Recently, social media was up in arms when Marc Andreessen made an out-of-order comment on his portfolio company's failure to implement FreeBasics in India. The 1B Indian population was "offended" and lashed out in various outbursts. We pride ourselves in being free and open. On another note, we seem to be completely blind to some glaring inside issues in the India IT services industry and how it grinds the brightest of brains into slave-level drudgery. The biggest manifestation of this modern-day slavery is the H1B Visa game played by the large multi-billion dollar firms.On April 1, 2015, the USCIS received...
  • Harvard agrees to retire law school shield tied to slavery

    03/14/2016 7:39:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 14, 2016 6:04 PM EDT
    Harvard University is retiring the official shield of its law school following complaints over its ties to an 18th-century slaveholder. […] The shield was approved in 1937 and depicts three bundles of wheat. It’s modeled after the family crest of slaveholder Isaac Royall Jr., who donated his estate to create the first law professorship at Harvard. Royall inherited his estate and many slaves from his father, a slaveholder who was known for his cruelty. …
  • Denver a finalist to become country’s first “Smart City”

    03/13/2016 7:25:49 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 39 replies
    Fox 31 KVDR Denver ^ | 12 Mar, 2016 | DREW ENGELBART
    DENVER -- Denver is one of seven finalists for the country’s first ever “Smart City” and a $50 million prize. The “Smart City” challenge will choose one city to define what it means to be a “Smart City” and become the country’s first city to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into their transportation network. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced Denver along with Austin, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Kansas City, Missouri, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Portland, Oregon, and San Francisco as the finalists. The U.S. Department of Transportation has pledged up to $40 million and...
  • Dred Scott Decision Still Resonates Today [March 6, 1857]

    03/08/2016 10:37:11 AM PST · by iowamark · 82 replies
    On March 6, 1857, the Supreme Court handed down its decision in the Dred Scott case, which had a direct impact on the coming of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency four years later. The case of Dred Scott v. Sandford was one of the most controversial decisions in the court’s history. At the time, the Supreme Court’s majority came from pro-slavery states or had connections to pro-slavery presidents. The case had been in the court system for more than a decade. Scott had been born into slavery in 1795. In subsequent years, he lived in two parts of...
  • Liberal columnist shocked, shocked that George Washington owned slaves

    02/26/2016 7:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/26/2016 | David L. Hunter
    In Courtland Milloy's "Washington's birthday got spotlight right: On his slaves," the intrepid race-scribbler fails to practice the ancient wisdom in the Latin phrase De mortuis nihil nisi bonum – "of the dead [say] nothing but good." Last Monday, on what would have been George Washington's 284th birthday, Milloy visited our first president's home, Mount Vernon.  And unlike the rest of us, who embrace the everyday tolerances of the 21st century such as generations of accepted interracial marriage – and newly established gay nuptials – only Mr. Milloy is surprised that the slaves' contributions are honored with a special...
  • Obama bans US imports of slave-produced goods

    02/24/2016 3:54:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 24, 2016 6:21 PM EST | Martha Mendoza
    President Barack Obama signed a bill Wednesday that includes a provision banning U.S. imports of fish caught by slaves in Southeast Asia, gold mined by children in Africa and garments sewn by abused women in Bangladesh, closing a loophole in an 85-year-old tariff law that has failed to keep products of forced and child labor out of America. An expose by The Associated Press last year found Thai companies ship seafood to the U.S. that was caught and processed by trapped and enslaved workers. As a result of the reports, more than 2,000 trapped fishermen have been rescued, more than...
  • America’s Firewall to Stop the Slide into Slavery

    02/24/2016 3:20:29 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/16 | John Anthony
    We can ascend into freedom. But we must engage in local politics. Get involved and hold on--fiercely In the 1600s David Hitchborn migrated to America and spent his life in servitude. Within four generations, the family became free property holders, business owners and respected burghers. By 1734, David’s great-great grandson, patriot Paul Revere was born into the influential Boston family. This is the classic American saga of the rise from serfdom to freedom. Yet today, American freedom is in reverse. The choices bred from our forebears’ sacrifices are swirling down a cultural cesspit of renewed servitude. From Wilson’s progressivism and...
  • Remaking Alex Haley’s Fake Roots(plagerized fiction)

    02/19/2016 12:02:13 PM PST · by rktman · 58 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | 2/19/2016 | Jack Kerwick
    In May, the History Channel will air its remake of Alex Haley's Roots: The Saga of An American Family. Unsurprisingly, the advertising for the broadcast fails to mention that Roots is a fake, and a fake of the first order. First of all, the book upon which the successful mini-series was based was actually authored by Murray Fisher, Alex Haley's editor from Playboy magazine. Secondly, Roots wasn't just ghost-written: it was plagiarized: In 1978, Judge Robert Ward concluded that Haley had stolen the idea for Roots from Harry Courlander, the white man who authored The African. Courlander charged Haley with...
  • Some shocked by estate claims after signing up with MNsure

    02/16/2016 11:14:51 AM PST · by Twotone · 68 replies
    Duluth News Tribune ^ | Feb. 14, 2016 | John Lundy
    Scott Killerud was about to throw away a mailing about the 2016 enrollment period for MNsure last November when something caught his eye. "Just as I was going to drop it in the trash, I was like - wait a second. What did I just read?" the Pine County farmer said.
  • Better Parenting Skills May Break the Poverty-Disease Connection

    02/16/2016 11:28:36 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 15 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 2-16-2016 | Michael Marmot
    By global standards, the poor of the U.S. are fantastically rich, yet they die sooner than the poor of other lands. Again, look at the poorest part of Baltimore. In 2010 the median household income here was $17,000, whereas the median in India was $5,150 after adjusting for purchasing power. Yet men in this part of Baltimore have a shorter life expectancy--63 years--than the Indian average of just more than 65 years. These Americans have more than triple the median purchasing power of Indians and yet have nearly two years less to live. The U.S. problem is not limited to...
  • More Slaves Today Than At Any Time In History

    02/15/2016 12:36:11 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 15 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/14/2016 | Bill Federer
    There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. An estimated 27 million people in the world are forced to work, held through fraud, under threat of violence, for no pay beyond subsistence, in forced marriages, in sex-trafficking and prostitution.
  • Texas: Judge orders Muslim couple who enslaved women be deported, forever

    02/13/2016 4:09:12 PM PST · by Lera · 18 replies
    Creeping Sharia ^ | February 11, 2016
    A US judge ordered the Qatar military officer and his wife to be expelled immediately after he heard how the two servants were forced to live in squalor while they enjoyed the lap of luxury in their upscale San Antonio home. Hassan al-Homoud, 46, who received military training at San Antonio's Camp Bullis, and his wife, Zainab al-Hosani, a citizen of the United Arab Emirates, pleaded guilty to federal charges in December. District Judge Orlando Garcia said he had hoped to hand down a harsher sentence than deportation in the case, since engaging in forced labour is a crime punishable...
  • Lincoln’s Birthday Reflections: His insights on liberty and tyranny still ring true today

    02/12/2016 11:59:28 PM PST · by iowamark · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 2.12.16 | Kevin Portteus
    Abraham Lincoln told an 1864 audience that "the world has never had a good definition of the word 'liberty.'" Different people can define liberty in different, even contradictory ways, so that both sides in a conflict can claim to the mantle of liberty. That was exactly the situation in the Civil War: Slaveholders defined liberty in such a way as to make themselves the guardians of liberty... The South's liberty was the liberty to hold other people as chattel slaves. What the slaveholders called liberty, the North quite rightly called tyranny; namely, the systematic deprivation of the natural rights of...
  • Kunta Kinte fights for his freedom in the explosive and star-studded first trailer for the [tr]

    02/12/2016 8:41:34 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 12, 2016 | Ashley Collman
    The first trailer for the remake of Roots was released on Thursday, promising all of the drama and heartbreak that captivated audiences nearly thirty years ago. The History Channel's remake of the 1977 miniseries, based on Alex Haley's novel of the same name, is due out on Memorial Day and features an all-star cast including Forest Whitaker, Anika Noni Rose, Anna Paquin and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. Roots follows the struggles of one African American family told over several generations, starting with Kunte Kinte, an African warrior sold into slavery, through to his great-grandchildren fighting for their freedom during the Civil...
  • Live Thread Democrat Debate on PBS (keep your enemies close)

    02/11/2016 6:05:32 PM PST · by Yaelle · 264 replies
    PBS ^ | 02/11/16 | Self
    Anyone have strong enough stomach and information junkie brain to dare watch with me?