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  • Who are the Black Israelites at the center of the viral standoff at the Lincoln Memorial?

    01/22/2019 10:08:19 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 23 replies
    MSN.com AU ^ | 23.01.2019 | Sam Kestenbaum
    In the initial media churn, they were nearly missed. But a small band of Hebrew Israelites, members of a historic but little-known American religious movement, may actually be at the center of a roiling controversy that has gripped the nation in recent days. It began with a now-viral video clip, filmed Friday at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, in which high school students from a Catholic school in Kentucky appeared to be in a faceoff with a Native American elder, who was beating on a drum. The boys, some wearing red hats with President Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan, appeared in...
  • Variety: To Be Nominated For Best Picture, You Need A Woke Social Message

    01/22/2019 8:18:01 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | John Sexton
    The Oscar nominees for Best Picture were announced today and you’ll be shocked to learn that all of the films in contention, save one or two, have a woke social message to offer. The pattern is so blatant that Variety’s chief film critic pointed out that this seems to be what matters most to Oscar voters: The gradual decline of “A Star Is Born” during awards season has been, for those of us who love the film, a somewhat depressing spectacle to watch. But now that the decline is more or less complete, I think its meaning has at...
  • Disney Producer Jack Morrissey Apologizes for ‘#MAGAkids into the Woodchipper’ Fantasy

    01/22/2019 6:02:21 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 91 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 January 2019 | Robert Kraychik
    Film producer Jack Morrissey apologized on Monday for a social media post envisioning the bloody outcome of Covington Catholic High School students being put into a woodchipper. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin captured and shared Morrissey’s since-deleted tweet, which draws on a scene from the 1996 film Fargo in which a character’s corpse is fed through a woodchipper: ....Morrissey told the Wrap via statement: It was something that I did not give any thought to. It was just a fast, profoundly stupid tweet. … I would throw my phone into the ocean before doing that again. Yesterday I tweeted an...
  • Sue the Bastards! [Powerline]

    01/22/2019 5:43:54 PM PST · by Yardstick · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Hinderaker
    Not all liberals are evil, but it is becoming increasingly clear that 21st-century liberalism is an evil ideology. It incites race hatred for political advantage. It tries to keep disadvantaged people down, so they will stay on the Democratic Party plantation. It lies about pretty much everything–for example, “police violence.” And liberals almost never debate public policy issues in time-honored fashion; rather, they try to destroy anyone who disagrees with them. The Covington Catholic media scandal has brought these issues into sharp focus. Liberals, mostly but not exclusively–i.e., the Associated Press–on Twitter, have lied about the trivial encounter between a...
  • The Message of the Oscar Nominations: You’d Better Have a Social Message

    01/22/2019 3:53:06 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 35 replies
    Variety ^ | January 21, 2019 | Owen Gleiberman
    Each year at the Left Coast crack of dawn, when the Oscar nominations are announced, there’s generally at least one major nomination many pundits were predicting that fails to materialize. When that happens, entertainment media tends to rise up as one and say the s-word: snub. In truth, it’s not usually a snub; it’s just somebody getting passed over for other nominees who were loved a little more than the conventional wisdom realized. That’s why the chatter about it tends to get worn out by the end of the day. But when the nominations were announced this morning, and it...
  • Record number of Americans see climate change as a current threat

    01/22/2019 1:49:40 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 59 replies
    Axios ^ | January 22, 2019 | Andrew Freedman
    More Americans are very worried about global warming and say the issue is personally important to them than ever before, according to a new poll released Tuesday. Why it matters: The polling may indicate that extreme weather events — coupled with a series of grim scientific findings — over the past year are starting to change peoples' minds about climate change, which could have significant implications for any significant climate legislation passing Congress. The big picture: The key finding from the new survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication and the George Mason University Center for Climate Change...
  • Activist Nathan Phillips now says he will meet with Covington Catholic students

    01/22/2019 11:18:46 AM PST · by Robwin · 102 replies
    USA Today vis MSN News ^ | 01/22/2019 | Melissa Reinert
    <p>CINCINNATI — Native American activist Nathan Phillips has changed his mind and now says he will meet with students at Covington Catholic High School.</p> <p>He’s offering to travel as a delegate representing the international coalition behind the Indigenous Peoples March to Covington Catholic High School in and have a dialogue about cultural appropriation, racism and the importance of listening to and respecting diverse cultures, he said in a Tuesday news release.</p>
  • Single Minded: Forget Marriage, South Koreans Aren't Even Dating

    01/22/2019 9:59:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    This Week in Asia ^ | January 20, 2019 | Crystal Tai
    It’s the dreaded question single South Koreans find themselves fielding from relatives, friends, colleagues and even strangers on a regular basis: “When are you getting married?”. “My parents pressure me [about marriage] whenever I visit them,” said one 34-year-old man living in Seoul. “They joke about it at first, but they get really serious by the end of our conversation.” A 32-year-old female freelancer also based in the capital tells a similar story. “When I meet people for the first time, they ask me why I’m not married. It’s especially common for older Koreans to ask these questions,” she said,...
  • Ramping up food pantry efforts [vanity]

    01/22/2019 9:17:42 AM PST · by BlackAdderess · 4 replies
    my own opinion | 01/22/2019 | Me
    I live in a district full of Democrats who do not vote in most elections. There are a lot of food stamp recipients in my district. Since the Democratic leadership has had a laser focus on ginning up discontent in an effort to get their voters to the polls, I can understand that in a sociopathic way they are perfectly willing to "resist" and bloviate long enough to shut down food stamp payments. If the Church at the same time ramped up food pantry efforts (that have been depleted if it is true that the Federal workers have already been...
  • BLOWBACK OVER 'WE BELIEVE' AD SUGGESTS GILLETTE IS NO NIKE

    01/22/2019 9:09:58 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 43 replies
    Ad Age ^ | 1/22/19 | by Jack Neff
    P&G Brand Director Pankaj Bhalla tells Ad Age its goal was to provoke conversation, so Gillette no doubt expected polarization. And this is, after all, an era when brands increasingly take a stand on social issues, as Nike did with a ballsy campaign that sided with Colin Kaepernick on the issue of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem. But there's one glaring difference between Nike and Gillette: Nike's primary customers are young urban millennials who support brands that stand up for causes and tend to sympathize with Kaepernick's protest. Many of the customers for Gillette, a 117-year-old brand, are...
  • Teenager falsely identified, threatened for viral National Mall protest confrontation

    01/22/2019 8:14:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Social media has wrongly identified a Cincinnati, Ohio teenager as the high school student who engaged in a confrontation with a Native American protester, leading to a slew of online attacks. Michael Hodge and his family were subject to threats after being doxxed — having personal information shared online — according to his older brother, Andrew Hodge. According to a Sunday Twitter thread by Andrew Hodge, members of his family were harassed and spammed with “threats of physical violence" after their parents' address got posted online. “My parents, uncles, & aunts, receive messages stating they are pieces of shit parents...
  • Teenager falsely identified, threatened for viral National Mall protest confrontation

    01/22/2019 8:14:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 21, 2019 | Katelyn Caralle
    Social media has wrongly identified a Cincinnati, Ohio teenager as the high school student who engaged in a confrontation with a Native American protester, leading to a slew of online attacks. Michael Hodge and his family were subject to threats after being doxxed — having personal information shared online — according to his older brother, Andrew Hodge. According to a Sunday Twitter thread by Andrew Hodge, members of his family were harassed and spammed with “threats of physical violence" after their parents' address got posted online. “My parents, uncles, & aunts, receive messages stating they are pieces of shit parents...
  • Wealthy prostitutes who ruled the French capital from their beds pose in notorious 19th Century [tr]

    01/22/2019 6:55:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 22, 2019 | Julian Robinson
    From a courtesan famed for her wealth to a mistress of a future King of England, these are the women who ruled Paris from their bed. Photos show prostitutes who featured in 'The Pretty Women of Paris' - the nineteenth century directory for the French capital's best courtesans and brothels. Published in 1883 and limited to 169 copies, the notorious guide listed the names of the city's most famous scarlet women - along with their addresses, qualities and faults. The handbook - which was aimed at visiting English gentlemen in Paris - meticulously described the sexual specialities and background of...
  • Ax-wielding man calls 911 on himself after destroying his own property

    01/21/2019 4:19:44 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 56 replies
    WKOW TV 27 ^ | January 21, 2019 | Staff Writer
    MADISON, WI (WKOW) — Madison police arrested a man after he called 911 on himself for using an ax to destroy his own property. The incident occurred Sunday night at a home on Madison’s west side, according to a blog post by Madison Police Chief Mike Koval. The 34-year-old man thought his wife had damaged his action figures, said Koval. After his wife had left the house, he used a log-splitting ax to destroy his TV, the TV stand, a laptop and a few other items in the house, the post said. Then the man took his ax outside to...
  • Greenland’s Melting Ice Nears a ‘Tipping Point,’ Scientists Say

    01/21/2019 3:30:45 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 97 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2019 | John Schwartz
    Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point,” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday. The Arctic is warming at twice the average rate of the rest of the planet, and the new research adds to the evidence that the ice loss in Greenland, which lies mainly above the Arctic Circle, is speeding up as the warming increases. The authors found that ice loss in 2012 was nearly four times the rate in...
  • Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field

    01/21/2019 12:18:16 PM PST · by Robwin · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 21, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon
    Senator Kamala Harris, Democrat of California, is joining the race for the White House. Ms. Harris becomes the fourth woman currently serving in Congress to announce her presidential ambitions.
  • Beauty and the Beast producer Jack Morrissey tweets THREAT to Covington kids (truncated)

    01/21/2019 10:37:21 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 16 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/21/19 | Sam J
    Nothing like seeing a bunch of supposed adults talking all big and bad about physically harming a group of high school kids. Like Jack Morrissey. Full transparency, we’d never heard of this guy Twitter saw fit to verify, but doing a quick search it turns out he’s a co-producer on the remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Dude produced a movie that would fall into the ‘family’ genre and tweets crap like this:
  • MLK vs Malcolm X - YOutube video

    01/21/2019 10:32:23 AM PST · by Textide · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 7, 2011 | Raymond Fisher
    This 8:48 video shows the differences between MLK Jr and Malcolm X. Though not a direct debate, it shows the difference between them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4PqLKWuwyU MLK makes the point that the goal is integration, while Malcolm X shows no solutions and simply points out the oppression of black people. In recent years, since Obama, it seems that Malcolm X's brand of race relations has won out.
  • These Charts Show The Political Bias Of Workers In Each Profession

    01/21/2019 10:14:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Andy Kiersz and Hunter Walker
    Crowdpac, a nonpartisan firm dedicated to political data analysis, used federal campaign-contribution records dating to 1980 to estimate where various officials and donors fall on the political spectrum. It scored individual donors as being more liberal or conservative based on which candidates they gave to. Crowdpac CEO and cofounder Steve Hilton told Business Insider this donation data "is the heart of the Crowdpac data model" because its "research shows that campaign contributions are the best predictor of how a candidate will behave in office." Hilton explained that Crowdpac's main goal is to provide people "good objective, nonpartisan information about the...
  • Antony and Cleopatra's long lost tomb 'FOUND and is set to be uncovered'

    01/21/2019 8:23:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 81 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated15:40, 21 JAN 2019 | ByBradley Jolly
    Archaeologists in Egypt have identified an area in Taposiris Magna, around 18 miles from Alexandria, where they believe Mark Antony and Cleopatra (VII)'s bodies are. ================================================================= The long-lost tomb of Mark Antony and Cleopatra will be "uncovered soon," historians in Egypt say. Archaeologists believe they have identified the hidden location of the crypt in which they say the leaders are buried together. "The long-lost tomb of Antony and Cleopatra will be eventually uncovered. "The burial site has been finally estimated to be in the region of Taposiris Magna, 30km (18 miles) away from Alexandria," Egyptian archaeologist Zahi Hawass said. The...