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  • The AfD in Stuttgart: “An enlightenment of Islam is neither possible, nor desirable”

    05/04/2016 6:37:33 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 16 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 4 May, 2016 | Baron Bodissey, Vlad Tepes
    As a follow-up to JLH’s translation from Stern, here’s a video showing part of the proceedings at the recent AfD (Alternative für Deutschland, Alternative for Germany) convention in Stuttgart. Many thanks to Egri Nök for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling: 00:00 Mr. Tillschneider, please present your proposal. 00:04 The draft of the executive board contains the idea that we should inject Islam with some kind of enlightenment. 00:12 I have stressed only the passages with those ideas. 00:16 Why? I find the notion of injecting Islam with some kind of enlightenment ridiculous. 00:22 We are witnessing...
  • Primary results and predictions (Trump wins remaining states with 70% of popular vote)

    05/04/2016 2:58:10 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    Bing ^ | 5/4/2016 | Staff
    Bing is now projecting that Trump will win the remaining states in which he has primaries by garnering at least 70% of the popular vote. The only exception is Oregon where he is projected to get 65% of the vote. Up until yesterday Trump was projected to lose Nebraska but now he is projected to get 75% of the popular vote.
  • The Challenge To Liberty

    05/04/2016 12:01:12 PM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    For the first time in two generations the American people are faced with the primary issue of humanity and all government - the issue of human liberty. Not only in the United States but throughout the world, the whole philosophy of individual liberty is under attack. In haste to bring under control the sweeping social forces unleashed by the political and economic dislocations of the World War, by the tremendous advances in productive technology during the last quarter-century, by the failure to march with a growing sense of justice, peoples and governments are blindly wounding, even destroying, those fundamental human...
  • Urth Caffe Retains AFLC to Countersue Muslim Women Fraudulently Claiming Discrimination

    05/04/2016 10:05:35 AM PDT · by Excellence · 12 replies
    American Freedom Law Center ^ | May 4, 2016 | American Freedom Law Center
    Shortly after being served with a fraudulent lawsuit alleging religious discrimination, the Urth Caffe in Laguna Beach retained the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) to respond to the litigation. David Yerushalmi, AFLC co-founder and senior counsel, issued the following statement: “This lawsuit is a fraud and a hoax on the courts and the media. Beware.” Yerushalmi went on to explain: “The Urth Caffe did not discriminate against the women who have filed this fraudulent lawsuit. The claim that these women were asked to leave the café because they were wearing hijabs is laughable. That night, as every Friday night, a...
  • Obama’s Killer Economy (fueling suicide)

    05/04/2016 7:38:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Investor’s Business Daily ^ | 04/26/2016 | Betsey McCaughey
    Middle-aged people laid off and unable to find work are taking another way out. They’re killing themselves. Suicide rates are soaring, according to federal data released last week. Especially in economically depressed states and job-starved regions like upstate New York. People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again. […] … The Obama economy is stalled. It grew at a measly 0.7% annualized rate in the first quarter of this year. That’s compared with the 3.5% rate...
  • Boston City Hall moves transgender flag a day after raising it

    05/04/2016 6:43:05 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | May 3, 2016 | Amanda Hoover
    Less than 24 hours after Boston City Hall raised a flag in solidarity with the transgender community for the first time, a Polish flag was seen flying in its place. At a flag raising ceremony Monday, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said that he was proud to fly the flag for the first time in state history, and that the city would continue to do so until all people were deemed equal under Massachusetts law. Then, on Tuesday morning, Universal Hub’s Adam Gaffin tweeted a photo of the swap, noting the quick turnaround.
  • In the Name of the Profit

    05/04/2016 5:47:45 AM PDT · by fella
    YouTube ^ | 29 April 2016 | RT
    In the Name of the Profit(Warning, some graphic violence.)
  • Bulldoze Jane Jacobs

    05/04/2016 5:01:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Slate ^ | May 4 2016 5:30 AM | Peter Moskowitz
    Wednesday is the 100th birthday of Jane Jacobs, the journalist and urban theorist whose 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, changed the trajectory of New York and cities everywhere. In the book, Jacobs argued that the preceding century of urban planning had essentially “arisen on a foundation of nonsense”—that the old, white men who advocated for highways and high-rises, wide streets and buildings set back from sidewalks by acres of grass, were not only clueless but were actively destroying American cities. Instead, Jacobs wrote, cities should be built with communities and street-level interaction in mind. […]...
  • "Welcome to The Crazy Years" - a conservative hard-rock protest song, by Yours Truly [repost]

    05/03/2016 9:52:24 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 4 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 5/3/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    An older song, reposted in honor of the events of Tuesday.For a free MP3 download of "Welcome to The Crazy Years," click here or click here.
  • Weather the Storm

    05/03/2016 8:45:33 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 39 replies
    GlennBeck.com ^ | May 03, 2016 | Glenn Beck
    Tomorrow is a big day, folks. For individual citizens, largely nothing changes. We all still have our own personal responsibilities. Regardless of who ends up being president, we are responsible for holding them accountable to the people — to the Constitution. We still owe each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor. Civilizations and societies go through waves of belief in Individual Liberty versus belief in Government. So, for now, we’re in the minority. Weather the storm. Believe in our nation’s founding principles, believe in our rights, believe in God, and we will ultimately prevail. No matter who...
  • Matt Bracken Recent Interview

    05/03/2016 6:04:29 PM PDT · by MHGinTN · 87 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 4/27/2016 | MHGinTN
    Preppers be ready! Youtube, Matt Bracken interview on looming societal collapse, starting at minute 6:48 to 23:40 ... picks back up at 26:25 after commercial stuff.
  • The 50 most influential Gadgets of All Time

    05/03/2016 3:27:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 65 replies
    TIME ^ | May 3, 2016 | Multiple Time Editors
    The Tech that forever changed the way we live, work, and play. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. Each owes its influence to one model that changed the course of technology for good. It’s those devices we’re recognizing in this list of the 50 most influential gadgets of all time. Think of the gear you can’t live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The...
  • World’s largest grown-up dorm is ready for millennial move-ins

    05/03/2016 2:53:57 PM PDT · by BJ1 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/03/2016 | Zachary Kussin
    It’s easy to work in a shared office, but what about moving into a “co-living” space? A building in pricey West London will soon take this new trend in dormlike dwellings to a new level. Co-living spaces are typified by individual bedrooms, sometimes tiny ones, mixed with an abundant package of shared amenities. The 550-unit Old Oak, whose size makes it the world’s biggest co-living property, debuts next week to its first residents, according to the Spaces. Of course, the 11-story building gives a special nod to the city’s millennial population, which Curbed says values turnkey convenience. There are small-but-furnished...
  • My Son Was Accepted to a College He Can’t Afford. Now What?

    05/03/2016 1:19:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 152 replies
    Money ^ | 05/03/2016 | Deborah Caldwell
    In early April, my son Dan arrived home from the University of Wisconsin’s Admitted Students Day holding a Wisconsin windshield sticker—and immediately affixed it to our car above his older brother’s University of North Carolina sticker, with a smile I can only describe as vengeful younger-brother joy. He, too, was going away to a prestigious public university in a storied college town and with a cult-like alumni following. A couple days earlier I’d photographed him, lanky and beaming, at Bascom Hill, and posted to Facebook: “On Wisconsin! Dan’s a Badger.” Congratulations poured in: 58 “Likes” and 17 comments. He performed...
  • Wives to Have Copy of Marriage Contract

    05/03/2016 12:25:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Tuesday, May 03, 2016
    Move aims to protect wife’s rights Wives in Saudi Arabia will be given a copy of their marriage contract for the first time to protect their rights, newspapers reported on Tuesday. Justice Minister Waleed Al Samaani instructed courts in the Gulf kingdom to issue two copies of the marriage contract so wives will also get one. “This will guarantee wife’s rights as she needs such a document when there is a dispute in court with her husband,” Samaani said.
  • Pamela Geller: In the Year Since the First Islamic State Attack on American Soil, ...

    05/03/2016 10:57:35 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/03/2016 | Pamela Geller
    Today is the first anniversary of the Islamic State’s first attack in the homeland. Just a couple of short months later, in response to the Chattanooga jihadi who slaughtered four Marines, one Navy officer said: “The War Has Just Begun. More to Come.” He was right. Yet one year after jihadis attacked our Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in defense of free speech, the West is in full surrender mode. We went into the event with our eyes open. We knew the risks. But we knew the risks were greater, for our children and our children’s children, if we...
  • An iPad Misplaced at the Airport Takes Its Own Vacation

    05/03/2016 10:30:37 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 11 replies
    New York Timess ^ | MAY 1, 2016 | By NICK WINGFIELD
    When Shelby Bonnie’s iPad went missing, he tracked its separate itinerary and entertained his followers with its whereabouts. When Shelby Bonnie’s iPad went missing, he tracked its separate itinerary and entertained his followers with its whereabouts. Last month, Shelby Bonnie’s iPad vanished from his carry-on bag somewhere at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after a red-eye flight from San Francisco. He figured he would never see it again. But sometimes our devices aren’t ready to say goodbye. While Mr. Bonnie, an investment banker with Allen & Company, continued on his way to the Bahamas for a few days of relaxation, his...
  • missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalanche

    05/03/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Ben Guarino
    Discovery of missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalancheOn the slopes of Tibet’s Shishapangma — the world’s 14th-tallest peak, a glacial mountain that rises some 26,000 feet above sea level — a pair of European climbers stumbled upon the remains of a disaster that struck 16 years earlier. Locked under a layer of blue ice for more than a decade, but exposed in an early melt brought about by hotter than average weather, was another pair of climbers. Hikers David Goettler and Ueli Steck have, in all likelihood, found the resting place of...
  • The Jeffrey T. Kuhner Report,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EDT,WRKO AM,May 3,2016

    05/03/2016 9:31:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 10 replies
    The Kuhner Report ^ | May 3, 2016 | Jeffrey T. Kuhner
    Good Afternoon, for those who can no longer handle The Rush Limbaugh Show because of his promoting Sen. Ted Cruz these last few months, here is an alternate radio show. I have been listening to him and he is good. Enjoy!
  • Better education can decrease wealth inequality

    05/03/2016 7:37:12 AM PDT · by fella · 6 replies
    Peru this Week ^ | 2 May 2016 | Brad Brasseur
    . . . The world’s failure to effectively fight poverty can be significantly attributed to corruption, as most heads of state are more concerned with pleasing their wealthy financiers and retaining power. In addition, global thought leaders use inequality as a quest for global fame and padding their bank accounts. Sadly, the majority of influential global leaders lack sincere passion for the poor and compete for awards or reelection, instead of working together to find legitimate solutions, such as enhancing global education. . . . when implementing new education programs, we must avoid a common mistake made in past poverty...
  • Hollywood to Make Film about Chappaquiddick

    05/03/2016 7:11:43 AM PDT · by Western Phil · 64 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 3, 2016 | Sarah Fisher
    On the heels of actor Will Ferrell pulling out of a planned "Alzheimer's comedy" about Ronald Reagan comes news that Hollywood is preparing a feature film about late Senator Ted Kennedy and the drowning of Mary Jo Kopechne at Chappaquiddick. Australian-born "Zero Dark Thirty" star Jason Clarke will portray Kennedy in "Chappaquiddick" — the film's working title — and John Curran, whose credits include "The Painted Veil," will direct, said the movie's co-producer and Apex Entertainment president and chief executive Mark Ciardi. Production is slated to begin around Labor Day with a tentative release in late 2017. Ciardi noted that...
  • The disease of theory: “Crime & Punishment” at 150

    05/03/2016 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 7 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | May 2016 | Gary Saul
    The disease of theory:“Crime & Punishment” at 150 by Gary Saul Morson On theory’s deleterious effects in Crime and Punishment. One hundred and fifty years ago, when Dostoevsky published Crime and Punishment, Russia was seething with reform, idealism, and hatred. Four years earlier, the “tsar-liberator” Alexander II (reigned 1855–1881) had at last abolished serfdom, a form of bondage making 90 percent of the population saleable property. New charters granted considerable autonomy to the universities as press censorship was relaxed. The court system, which even a famous Slavophile said made his hair stand on end and his skin frost over, was...
  • Diner shoots his friend dead at Turkish restaurant because he’d paid for his food

    05/03/2016 2:09:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 40 replies
    UK DAILIY MAIL ^ | 27 April 2016 | Sara Malm
    Group of friends had enjoyed early morning meal in Istanbul restaurant Ä°dris AlakuĹź intended to pay and became angry when Hasan Erdemir did AlakuĹź stormed out before returning with a gun, shooting Erdemir dead This is the moment when a Turkish man shot his friend dead after the latter had paid their restaurant bill in Istanbul. Ä°dris AlakuĹź shot and killed Hasan Erdemir after an alleged argument over who was to pay for their soup in the capital's Bakirkoy district in the early hours of Sunday. CCTV shows Mr Erdemir paying for the bill, before Mr AlakuĹź appears in the...
  • Hey ‘white people’: you have a ‘way of life problem,’ and Mizzou Faculty (shortened)

    05/02/2016 7:12:07 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Does the University of Missouri have a death wish? In the wake of capitulating to race grievance demonstrators, Mizzou is already experiencing a decline in applications so severe that it is closing four dorms and a drop in donations that is causing a financial crisis. Although the faculty no longer includes Melissa “I need some muscle” Click, apparently race-obsessed leftists still occupy positions of power. The university’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations is digging an even deeper hole for the school. Carly Hoilman of TheBlaze reports: The University of Missouri’s Faculty Council Committee on Race Relations released a video...
  • “Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel For 80 Million Turks Coming Up

    05/02/2016 3:35:11 PM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 18 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 05/02/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Mike "Mish" Shedlock of MishTalk “Nightmare” Mistake: Visa Free Travel For 80 Million Turks Coming Up Of all the inane, self-serving, deals German Chancellor Angela Merkel made with Turkey, visa-free travel for 80 million Islamic Turks tops the list. “This is all a nightmare,” said one diplomat charged with making the deal work. Nightmares aside, Brussels Prepares Legal Groundwork on Visa-Free Travel for Turks. Brussels will this week propose visa-free travel to Europe for 80m Turks but says Ankara still needs to meet several politically explosive reform conditions within weeks, including overhauling its terrorism laws and party funding...
  • Why has FR turned on Cruz?

    05/02/2016 2:30:43 PM PDT · by bassmaner · 413 replies
    vanity | today | me
    I'll keep this vanity short ... Mods: please feel free to pull it if it's inappropriate.Why have so many here on FR turned on Ted Cruz in such a vicious way? We cheered when we first heard about Ted taking on the establishment in TX to win the primary in the race to fill Kay Bailey Hutchison's vacated Senate seat, in a bad year for the GOPWe cheered again when Ted exhorted us to 'Stand With Rand' when he offered public support for Rand Paul's filibuster over the NDAAOnce more, we cheered when he stood on the Senate floor and...
  • Rafael Cruz: “I Implore Every Member of the Body of Christ to Vote According to the Word of God”

    05/02/2016 9:23:55 AM PDT · by SubMareener · 38 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 2nd, 2016 11:02 am | Jim Hoft
    “I implore every member of the Body of Christ to vote according to the word of God. And vote for the candidate that stands for the word of God and the Constitution of the United States of America… The alternative could be the destruction of America.”
  • 3 Killed, 25 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    05/02/2016 6:49:34 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    CBS ^ | May 2, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were killed and at least 25 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
  • Barack Obama is not seeking "legacy"

    05/02/2016 6:35:10 AM PDT · by armydawg505 · 14 replies
    www.renewamerica.com ^ | 10/26/15 | Sylvia Thompson
    To the many gullible souls out there who truly think that Barack Obama is "legacy building" in his all-out assault on America, I implore you to bow out of the conversation because you are not seeing clearly. The term legacy carries positive connotations of something bequeath that is to the receiver's benefit. Everything that Barack Obama does is calculated to destroy America, which he despises. This man no more cares about legacy than he fears being properly prosecuted by the white political leaders whose responsibility it is to remove him from office. I focus on white leaders, because whites are...
  • Still Report #834 - Cruz Bails on Indiana

    05/01/2016 7:01:06 PM PDT · by SubMareener · 86 replies
    Still Reporting on Politics ^ | May 1, 2016 | Bill Still
    Only hours after suckering Indiana Governor Mike Pence into endorsing him, Ted Cruz has given up on Indiana as a result of surging polls for Donald Trump and crashing Cruz polls as a result of the double-cross bargain he had with John Kasich. According to the Associated Press: “Ted Cruz has pulled his full campaign apparatus out of Indiana. Ted Cruz’s campaign manager is telling media officials that they are now going to focus all of their campaign efforts in the state of California.” The news comes less than 24 hours after the latest polling showed Cruz 22 points behind...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton rips Larry Wilmore for saying N-word to President Obama

    05/01/2016 6:40:57 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 35 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 1, 2016 | Reuven Blau
    Comedian Larry Wilmore’s friendly reference to President Obama as “my n---a” has ignited a social media maelstrom, with some, including Rev. Al Sharpton, criticizing the use of the racist term. The Comedy Central host concluded his monologue with the term at the White House Correspondents’ dinner Saturday night. “Words alone do me no justice. So Mr. President I’m going to keep it 100: Yo Barry, you did it my n---a,” Wilmore told the black tie audience. “You did it.”
  • ‘Meternity’ author bails on ‘GMA’ at last minute after backlash

    05/01/2016 12:57:08 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    NYPost ^ | April 29, 2016
    She needed a little more “me time.” Meghann Foye — the author of “Meternity” — bailed on her Friday “Good Morning America” interview at the last minute, facing intense backlash from moms and childless women who say she’s deeply mistaken about maternity leave. “Meghann was supposed to join us right here live,” “GMA” host Amy Robach announced. “She has just pulled out of the interview. There has been so much backlash about her comments, viewers across the country weighing in on this all night long.”
  • Boy Shoots Himself In Head While Taking Selfie

    05/01/2016 12:22:09 PM PDT · by traumer · 43 replies
    A teenager in India has accidentally shot himself in the head with his father's gun while trying to take a selfie photograph. Police said 15-year-old Ramandeep Singh is being treated in hospital at Pathankot in Punjab state and is expected to survive. It is the latest in a series of accidents which have happened during attempts to take selfies. Deputy police superintendent Manoj Kumar said it happened when the schoolboy was playing at home with the licensed revolver, which is normally kept in a wardrobe. "The boy's father and family said that he was trying to take a selfie with...
  • Professor Frenkel: Why Shouldn't We Drop Algebra From Our Education System?

    05/01/2016 11:46:48 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 167 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | 4/26/2016 | Alex Alaniz
    Mathematician Edward Frenkel was promoting his New York Times bestseller “Love and Math.” Social scientist Andrew Hacker, on the other hand, caught my attention immediately after the New York Times published his article arguing for the elimination of algebra from our education system. We don’t need it anymore, he claimed,. It does us far more bad than good. Hacker is a hit now. His anti-math book, “The Math Myth: And Other STEM Delusions” is holding its own against “Love and Math,” despite Frenkel’s book being translated into more than a dozen languages and Frenkel’s indefatigable popularization of the power, passion,...
  • A very sweet tale of how life used to be!

    05/01/2016 10:02:08 AM PDT · by B4Ranch · 23 replies
    http://email ^ | 5/1/16 | unknown
    A very sweet tale of how life used to be! The Black Telephone When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood. I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box.. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it. Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was "Information Please" and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply...
  • Malia Obama to attend Harvard after gap year

    05/01/2016 9:09:13 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | May 1, 2016 | Sun May 1, 2016
    (CNN)Malia Obama, the oldest of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama's two daughters, will attend Harvard University. She'll begin there in the fall of 2017, after taking a gap year, the White House announced Sunday. She'll be a member of the class of 2021. Obama said at the White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday that his family plans to stay in Washington for two years after his presidency ends so that their youngest daughter, Sasha, can finish high school.
  • “We Want Them Dead” — ISIS Releases “Hit List” Of 3,600 New Yorkers

    05/01/2016 8:54:31 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In its latest attempt to instill fear far away from the battlefield in Syria, or the recently terrorism-plagued countries of France and Belgium, last week Islamic State supporters published the names and addresses of 3,600 New Yorkers in an apparent “hit list” designed to escalate the group’s campaign of sowing fear far from the battlefield in Syria. According to the CSM the names on the list were released last week by a group calling itself United Cyber Caliphate on the encrypted chat application Telegram, which IS supporters have used to recruit supporters and spread propaganda. As Reuters adds, the group...
  • The Climate Police Escalate

    05/01/2016 8:00:08 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal via Google link ^ | 29 Apr, 2016 | Editorial Board
    Sometimes we wonder if we’re still living in the land of the free. Witness the subpoena from Claude Walker, attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands, demanding that the Competitive Enterprise Institute cough up a decade of emails and policy work, as well as a list of private donors. Mr. Walker is frustrated that the free-market think tank won’t join the modern church of climatology, so he has joined the rapidly expanding club of Democratic politicians and prosecutors harassing dissenters. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman started the assault last autumn with a subpoena barrage on Exxon Mobil. His demand...
  • Dramatic success in 2 states that innovated on subsidies for poor people

    05/01/2016 7:45:15 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1 May, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    I suppose that I ought to offer a cliché alert with this post, because the lessons from Kansas and Delaware are obvious to anyone other than a progressive. Yet, those lessons are still not put into practice in most places in this country, so please forgive me for praising innovation in applying a rudimentary understanding of human nature to government policies regarding the poor. The first cliché to be cited is the old one about federalism constituting the laboratory of democracy. Maybe it is trite, but I really wish my state, California, would pay attention to what Delaware and Kansas...
  • Man follows woman into restroom after mistaking her for a man

    05/01/2016 7:27:58 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 35 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 01 MAY 2016 | TONYA EISERER
    FRISCO -- It was an unsettling bathroom counter that Jessica Rush will never forget. Rush was inside a bathroom Thursday at Baylor Medical Center in Frisco when a man barged into the women’s bathroom because he thought she was a male. “You didn’t look like a girl when I saw you enter. I thought you was a…,” the man told her. “A boy?” she asked him. “Yes, I was kind of confused when I saw this,” the unidentified man. “That’s the only reason. Now that I see you are a woman. … You know it’s difficult. Of course, you dress...
  • The Problem With Echo Chambers on Campus and Beyond

    05/01/2016 6:36:20 AM PDT · by SampleMan · 22 replies
    NYT ^ | March 20, 2016 | Bryan Stascavage
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  • Anti-Trump Rioters Gone Wild [UNCENSORED] (Costa Mesa California)

    05/01/2016 1:51:46 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 41 replies
    You Tube ^ | 29.04.2016 | The Alex Jones Channel via You Tube
    An Anti-Trump Protest in Costa Mesa California turned violent Thursday night. Trump supporters were assaulted, police vehicles destroyed, and roads shut down.
  • Southlake lawyer’s sister sent beheading video to El Gato, witness says

    04/30/2016 1:42:41 PM PDT · by fella · 8 replies
    Star Telegram ^ | 29 April 2016 | Ryan Osborne
    FORT WORTH — El Gato, the cartel boss who ordered a hit on a Southlake cartel lawyer in 2013 later received a video of one of his relatives being beheaded, according to testimony in federal court Friday. Rodolfo Villareal Hernandez, a Beltran Leyva cartel “plaza boss” known as El Gato, received the video from the lawyer’s sister, said Jesus Gerardo Ledezma-Campano, one of the men accused of stalking the lawyer before he was killed at Southlake Town Square. Ledezma-Campano, who pleaded guilty to interstate stalking earlier this year, testified for a total of about six hours in Fort Worth federal...
  • Reclaiming “Redneck” Urbanism: What Urban Planners Can Learn From Trailer Parks

    04/30/2016 11:56:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 85 replies
    Market Urbanism ^ | 21 April 2016 | Nolan Gray
    Given that “redneck” and “hillbilly” remain the last acceptable stereotypes among polite society, it isn’t surprising that the stereotypical urban home of poor, recently rural whites remains an object of scorn. The mere mention of a trailer park conjures images of criminals in wifebeaters, moldy mattresses thrown awry, and Confederate flags. As with most social phenomena, there is a much more interesting reality behind this crass cliché. Trailer parks remain one of the last forms of housing in US cities provided by the market explicitly for low-income residents. Better still, they offer a working example of traditional urban design elements...
  • Gun taxes, thought policing and the triumph of the ‘Force-Left’

    04/30/2016 9:51:46 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    Americans for Limited Government ^ | 28 Apr, 2018 | Dustin Howard
    The totalitarian temptation is proving too much for the left across America. Daniel Flynn, in his book A Conservative History of the American Left, contrasted the “Freedom Left”, the benign old-fashioned liberals, versus the “Force Left”, the descendants of Marx that malignantly oppose fundamental rights in pursuit of their radical aims. The Force Left has successfully seized control of their movement, and their fundamental transformation is manifesting in current events daily as we watch their struggle for ever more power. The left as a whole has long been hostile to the Second Amendment, but has been divided of the regulatory...
  • Texas schools spare no expense for huge football stadiums

    04/30/2016 5:17:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Warren
    A suburban Dallas school district grabbed national attention in 2012 when it opened an eye-popping $60 million high school football stadium. Not to be outdone, school officials near Houston next year plan to unveil a $62 million stadium-development plan. And a district north of Dallas is considering spending more than $50 million on its own football arena.
  • "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"

    04/30/2016 4:59:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Twitter ^ | April 29, 2016 | Staff
    "We don't need a white man telling us that he's gonna build a wall in our land...we want him out!"
  • Kentucky Confederate monument to be removed after 120 years

    04/30/2016 4:57:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    AP ^ | April 29, 2016 | Dylan Lovan
    A Confederate monument capped with a statue of Jefferson Davis will be removed from a spot near the University of Louisville campus where it has stood since 1895. The stone monument honoring Kentuckians who died for the Confederacy in the Civil War will be moved to another location, University President James Ramsey and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said during a surprise announcement Friday.
  • California won't celebrate 'John Wayne Day'; one lawmaker cites actor's 'disturbing views' on race

    04/29/2016 6:29:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | April 29, 2016 | Jessica Roy
    It's a no-go for The Duke. A California lawmaker's bid to commemorate May 26, 2016, as "John Wayne Day" failed in the Assembly after lawmakers cited the actor's comments on race. In a 1971 interview with Playboy, Wayne called black people "irresponsible" and said Native Americans were "selfish" for not wanting to share their land with white colonists. "He had disturbing views toward race," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Watsonville), according to the Associated Press.
  • He Said He Was 17, but High School Basketball Player May Be Closer to 30

    04/29/2016 11:22:52 AM PDT · by AZLiberty · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | April 30, 2016 | Christopher Mele
    A South Sudan immigrant and standout basketball player at a Catholic high school in Canada has been arrested after it was revealed that his true age is not 17, but closer to 29, the authorities said.