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  • Professor Prohibits Students From Criticizing Abortion and Black Lives Matter (Iowa State U)

    08/19/2020 10:25:53 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    freebeacon ^ | AUGUST 18, 2020 | Chrissy Clark
    School says the policy violates the First Amendment A university professor said that she will dismiss students from her class if they argue against abortion or the Black Lives Matter movement. Iowa State University professor Chloe Clark released a syllabus for a 200-level English class instructing students that they cannot argue against abortion, Black Lives Matter, and a number of other leftwing causes. It includes a "GIANT WARNING" that contradicting certain viewpoints may result in dismissal from class. "Any instances of othering … are grounds for dismissal from the classroom," the syllabus obtained by Young America's Foundation reads. "The same...
  • The Nasty Truth (PBS)

    04/16/2020 12:21:34 PM PDT · by Drango · 53 replies
    PBS ^ | 4/16/20 | Ricardo Sandoval-Palos
    PBS NewsHour stands up to presidential diatribes and viewer complaints A global pandemic demands tough questions from journalists. Amid the coronavirus crisis, journalist Yamiche Alcindor has delivered robust and sober reporting that some PBS NewsHour critics mistake as political bias. On March 29th, in this Year of the Pandemic, the nation had ground to a halt. We were heeding orders and pleas to stay home and collectively disrupt deadly waves of COVID-19 infection. With the crisis deepening, President Donald Trump was on television, live, launching verbal salvos at the media. Once again, he’d been set off by a hint of...
  • Harris County to halt Ship Channel Bridge construction to fix design flaw

    01/22/2020 8:33:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    KPRC Click2Houston ^ | January 7, 2020 | KPRC Click2Houston
    HOUSTON – Following 20 months of construction of the new Ship Channel Bridge along the Beltway 8, the county has issued a pause. Harris County Commissioner Adrian Garcia said the decision was made following the discovery of a design flaw with part of the bridge. “I want to make sure that we are doing everything on behalf of public safety to ensure that everything is well,” Garcia said. “This was obviously concerning and alarming for me." John Tyler, the deputy director of engineering with the Harris County Toll Road Authority and in charge of the project, said the flaw was...
  • Library hires blasphemous adult entertainer for toddlers’ drag queen story hour

    10/08/2019 2:50:14 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 41 replies
    lifesitenews ^ | 10/2/19 | staff
    A public library in the Midwest has invited a drag queen known for his adult entertainment show titled “Gender Fluids” to read to toddlers during its Saturday story hour on multiple occasions. Billing himself as “Miss Richfield 1981,” Russ King is a drag artist who has previously been photographed in a sacrilegious pose, spread eagle on top of what looks like an altar beneath a large cross at St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco. King’s website and Facebook page display many disturbing photos of him dressed in garish clothing in exaggerated feminine poses, sometimes with nearly naked or naked...
  • Why Don't We Murder More White People? (Youtube Video)

    08/27/2019 3:12:56 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 49 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 28, 2019 | Jonathan Garcia
    'Why Don't We Murder More White People?' 'Why Don't We Murder More White People?' is a gallery installation + film displayed at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California, at their annual pop-up, Public Square! From the Public Square program: "Why Don’t We Murder More White People? is an examination on whiteness, its unassailable immortality, and how it permeates our daily lives. Communicated through installation and film both centered in living spaces, WDWMMWP aims to interrogate empathy and morality as a fulcrum of identity. As we watch the death of black and brown people become normalized...
  • Defund Lutherans for Open Borders Now!

    07/17/2019 4:57:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    If you were shocked by the images of the Mexican flag flying over an Aurora, Colorado, immigration detention center this weekend, you'll be appalled at an even more disgusting spectacle: One of the top promoters of the so-called Lights for Liberty nationwide protests by Trump-hating, ICE-bashing radicals was a nonprofit religious organization known as the Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. As a designated "host," LIRS played a key role in publicizing, organizing and participating in demonstrations against President Donald Trump's deportation enforcement actions targeting some 2,000 illegal immigrants and their families who have ignored removal orders or skipped out on...
  • NPR Memo Instructs Writers How to Frame Abortion Debate with Biased Language

    05/23/2019 10:39:29 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 36 replies
    www.faithwire.com ^ | May 22, 2019 | By Tré Goins-Phillips Editor
    After reading a “guidance reminder” posted last week by NPR, it’s become even more obvious why those in favor of abortion and those opposed to it are increasingly at odds with one another. Mark Memmott, supervising senior editor of standards and practices for NPR, put together the guide after Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed into law the most stringently pro-life legislation in the country and not long after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) signed a bill into law barring abortion after a heartbeat is detectable, which usually occurs around six weeks into pregnancy. The style guide makes one thing...
  • Exclusive: Tesla's solar factory is exporting most of its cells - document

    05/16/2019 1:52:11 AM PDT · by blueplum · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 May 2019 | Nichola Groom
    (Reuters) - The “great majority” of solar cells being produced at Tesla Inc’s factory in upstate New York are being sold overseas instead of being used in the company’s trademark “Solar Roof” as originally intended, according to documents reviewed by Reuters. The exporting underscores the depth of Tesla’s troubles in the U.S. solar business, which the electric car maker entered in 2016 with its controversial $2.6 billion purchase of SolarCity. Tesla has only sporadically purchased solar cells produced by its partner in the factory, Panasonic Corp, according to a Buffalo solar factory employee speaking on condition of anonymity. The rest...
  • Arthur gets woke for kids, Has MR. Ratburn marry his husband in a gay marriage

    05/13/2019 8:06:52 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 42 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 13th 2019 | Billy D
    PBS Kids decided to drop a bombshell on unsuspecting viewers. During the 22nd season of Arthur, the episode rolled out a sociopolitical shocker: Mr. Ratburn is gay. But the shock drops didn’t end there, PBS decided to push even further… Mr. Ratburn got married to his gay partner. The news has gone viral online following an article from TVLine.com, which recounts how the moment occurs, writing… "[…] the gang spots Mr. Ratburn having lunch with an uptight woman (voiced by special guest star Jane Lynch), who tells Mr. Ratburn that he’s “too soft” and needs to “toughen up.” They decide...
  • Cuomo: MTA workers’ sky-high overtime is theft

    05/12/2019 8:22:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 45 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12 May 2019 | Mark Moore
    ​”​This is about stealing. This is about fraud. This is about people saying they work and charging the taxpayers when they didn’t work. It’s stealing. It’s criminal​,” the governor said during a news conference at his midtown Manhattan office. “​So this has nothing to do with overtime. It has to do with theft and fraud, and that’s criminal.​”​ ...Recently retired LIRR employee Thomas Caputo claimed he worked an additional 3,864 hours to rake in $344,147 in overtime pay in 2018 for a grand paycheck of $461,646, according to the Empire Center. Another LIRR worker, Marco Pazmino, put in for 4,157...
  • Sharp Racial divides on display as Red Sox players visit Trump

    05/11/2019 5:19:45 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 43 replies
    PBS ^ | May 9, 2019 | PBS
    Longstanding U.S. tradition sees champions in many sports visit the White House as a celebratory honor. But in this bitterly polarized era, meeting the president is no longer a routine practice. Many star athletes have opted out of the experience based on their political and philosophical perspectives. Yamiche Alcindor talks to Kevin Blackistone of The Washington Post and ESPN about the divide.
  • The Autobiography of a "Muslim" Slave (Pro-Islam Media propaganda)

    04/28/2019 6:16:28 PM PDT · by OddLane · 11 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | 4/28/19 | Judy Woodruff
    Omar Ibn Said was 37 years old when he was taken from his West African home and transported to Charleston, South Carolina, as a slave in the 1800s. Now, his one-of-a-kind autobiographical manuscript has been translated from its original Arabic and housed at the Library of Congress, where it “annihilates” the conventional narrative of African slaves as uneducated and uncultured. Amna Nawaz reports.
  • Historic WPA mural featuring only white children removed from Oak Park school

    04/16/2019 10:40:00 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 58 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 16, 2019 | Manny Ramos
    A Depression-era mural depicting white children playing outside in the winter was removed from Percy Julian Middle School in Oak Park because school officials said it failed to represent the school’s diversity. While some said the mural was upsetting to students of color who felt it excluded them from the school, a local historian likened the removal to a “modern-day book burning.” Cynthia Brito Millan, a coordinator for the middle school’s Social Justice Club, said the push to remove the mural began in February at a district school board meeting. Students expressed frustration about an atmosphere of exclusion for students...
  • Kendall Jenner 'Tragedy' Averted After Alleged Stalker Arrested by ICE (Canadian)

    03/29/2019 8:56:16 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/29/2019 | Staff
    Kendall Jenner's alleged stalker has been arrested by ICE, and the agency made it clear ... if they didn't throw this guy out of the country there could have been a tragedy involving violence directed at Kendall. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops had been tracking 38-year-old John Ford for several weeks ... the guy who twice showed up at Kendall's home. Last October, he scaled a hill and ended up by her swimming pool and came back again shortly thereafter and ended up on her porch. Turns out Ford is a Canadian citizen whose visitor visa expired, so he...
  • Pressure Mounts For Congress To Release Names Of Harrassers

    03/25/2019 3:35:37 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 17, 2017 | Wochit Politics
    Pressure has been mounting for congressional leaders to release the names of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims at the taxpayers expense. House members from both parties as well as President Donald Trump have said that they believe Congress should disclose the settlements as it involves taxpayer money. Congress is a place that notoriously protects their own so many in the public don’t know what is exactly going on on Capitol Hill. Rep. Ron DeSantis from Florida said in an interview "It's taxpayer dollars at issue; taxpayers have a right to know how their money is being spent," He...
  • I Just Came Across HR 4310, And Never Knew It Existed

    03/07/2019 4:02:42 AM PST · by knarf · 19 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | March 7, 2019 | knarf
    THE FOLLOWING IS THE ORIGINAL THAT WAS REPLACED: Except as provided in section 1461 of this title and this section, no funds authorized to be appropriated to the United States Information Agency shall be used to influence public opinion in the United States, and no program material prepared by the United States Information Agency shall be distributed within the United States. This section shall not apply to programs carried out pursuant to the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2451 et seq.). The provisions of this section shall not prohibit the United States Information Agency from...
  • California serial killer Juan Corona, who killed at least 25 men, dies

    03/06/2019 3:05:42 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 4, 2019 | Katie Dowd
    Northern California serial killer Juan Corona, who murdered at least 25 men before police apprehended him in 1971, is dead.
  • The coolest thing about the Oscars that you probably missed? The CIA's live tweets

    02/26/2019 2:57:33 AM PST · by blueplum · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | 25 Feb 2019 | Michelle Lou and Saeed Ahmed
    CNN)In a sea of users live-tweeting the Oscars last night, one account stood out: the CIA. Apparently, the agency is into movies -- especially "Black Panther." Throughout the night, the CIA Twitter feed explored the feasibility of the technology seen in the Marvel superhero flick. The agency also tested its followers' knowledge of metals, asking if they thought the fictional metal vibranium is real...
  • Why California’s bullet train should not stall (forget the billion$ - go green)

    02/19/2019 5:42:19 PM PST · by Libloather · 66 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 2/15/19 | ROBERT CRUICKSHANK
    **SNIP** Perhaps the biggest blow to the high-speed rail project came in 2010, when Republicans won control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They proceeded to block any further federal funding for high-speed rail, undermining the California project’s financial plan. Ironically, Gov. Newsom’s decision to pause high-speed rail comes just as Democrats have retaken the majority in the House, making possible a Green New Deal and billions in high-speed rail funding. California ought to show the country how to overcome these obstacles. If we believe climate change is real, then we are obligated to do something about it, and not...
  • US has become much less inclusive, report says. (Major hurl alert)

    12/31/2018 9:36:54 AM PST · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    www.ksat.com ^ | 12/31/2018 | HARMEET KAUR, CNN
    If it feels like the US has become increasingly divided along race, gender, and other identity lines — it's because it has. A report released by the Haas Institute at the University of California-Berkeley last week found that the US has become less inclusive -- in other words, less welcoming to women, minority groups and people with disabilities -- compared to the rest of the world since 2016. . . . .Meanwhile, the five least inclusive states have all enacted anti-Sharia laws, an indicator that the Haas Institute used to predict discrimination against all religious minorities.