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  • FOP: Police don’t have a plan to fight crime in Baltimore

    06/22/2017 6:04:40 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies
    Fox Baltimore ^ | June 22, 2017 | by Ashley Barnett
    In a release issued on Wednesday, the Baltimore City Fraternal Order of Police was critical of the police department saying it is critically understaffed and that it has no long term plan of action to fight crime. FOP president Gene Ryan says the department cannot hire enough officers to catch up with attrition, and says the city has failed to properly manage the agency. “I really have a problem with elected officials being silent with what’s going on in the streets of Baltimore right now,” Ryan said. “I mean we have bodies dropping on a daily basis".
  • Barack Obama: “The US Must Give Up Some of Its Freedoms to the UN”

    06/16/2017 6:44:55 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 92 replies
    Sources News ^ | 6/12/2017
    Former President Barack Obama in Montreal this week warned the world against income inequality and the concentration of wealth, all while pulling down $7,700 per minute at his $400,000 speech. Obama’s first post-presidency address on Canadian soil was loaded with anti-Trump, anti-capitalism and anti-American rhetoric. Big surprise there. Obama said that the concentration of wealth fans fears that governments exist solely to benefit the powerful, NBC reported and noted that Obama is now “striving to be an international community organizer.” He said the U.S. and other nations showed there was a better way “in creating an international order that was...
  • Don't Be PC, Be Polite

    06/15/2017 11:25:49 AM PDT · by TBP · 7 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Seamus Coughlin
    As someone who fights on the side of free speech, I’m the first to tell ya, we do have a tendency to strawman political correctness. You may have heard things like “them snowflakes just don’t like being ‘fended” or “they want to suppress the truth!” and though I agree in PC cultures worst form all these things are true, those aren’t the actual arguments they make. So let me arm you with the intellectual tools you need to successfully contribute to the discussion! And if you’re PC, listen with an open mind- maybe I can change it. One argument they...
  • Tyranny and Fear – This is the Reason the MSM is Such a Craven Mess

    06/14/2017 6:11:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 4 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    Forget everything you are taught to believe about press integrity and honesty. The days of the “tough beat reporter” tracking down the story no matter the cost are long gone; journalists and reporters are not out for the big scoop anymore…because they are too scared. The previously proud press has been beaten into submission through years of oppressive measures and have emerged as lapdogs of the State. And the person most to blame for this? Barack Obama. Since 2002, the United States ranking in Press Freedom has fallen from 17th to 43rd (just behind Burkina Faso). And much of this...
  • Government Officials Try To Ban People Who Hold 'Wrong' Beliefs

    06/10/2017 7:49:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 10, 2017 | George Leef
    America’s hyper-politicization continues to grow apace. We now find public officials who regard themselves as “progressive” attacking citizens who don’t happen to agree with every aspect of their agenda (i.e., state regulation of just about everything). A revealing case like that has just surfaced in Michigan. Steve Tennes owns a farm (called The Country Mill) in the small town of Charlotte in south-central Michigan. He grows a variety of fruit and for years has been trucking some of it to sell in the public Farmers Market in East Lansing, about twenty miles away. The buying and selling of produce used...
  • How Germany's 'hate speech' law will put control of free speech in private hands

    06/09/2017 5:12:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 9 June 2017 14:05 CEST+02:00 | Nick Wallace/The Local
    A proposed German law designed to heavily penalize social media firms for “hate speech” will scare Facebook and other social media giants into suppressing content that is legal, argues Nick Wallace.German laws criminalizing hate speech and defamation are already some of the most restrictive in Europe. But a new bill going through the Bundestag, intended to combat hate speech, will create powerful incentives for online platforms to suppress content that is not even illegal, and inhibit the development of data-driven tools that offer more sophisticated ways of fighting extremism. The proposed law, backed by the governing CDU/CSU/SPD grand coalition, would...
  • Executive Editor of the NYT: The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement

    06/08/2017 7:07:33 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 31, 2017 | Uploaded by NTK Network
    Dean Baquet, Executive Editor of the NYT: The left, as a rule, does not want to hear thoughtful disagreement
  • The States Response to Stopping Terror Attacks is…To take Away Your Freedoms

    06/06/2017 2:46:54 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In the wake of yet another vicious terror attack London and Melbourne just these last few days), the talk from politicians has just gotten much tougher. As the public calls for something to be done to lessen the threat to themselves and their families, the politicians have come up with a new and ingenious way of preventing madmen with cars and knives hurting you…increase web regulation. British Prime Minister began her bold speech with the words “Enough is enough” and went on to say that that there has been “far too much tolerance of extremism”. But her answer is unlikely...
  • Feds give Trump ally 87 months for coming to aid of Cliven Bundy

    06/02/2017 3:48:18 AM PDT · by Cowman · 11 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 5/31/2017 | DAN TUOHY
    Jerry DeLemus of Rochester, who pleaded guilty in connection with Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's armed standoff in 2014, was given a more harsh federal prison sentence Wednesday than prosecutors asked for after the judge called him a "bully vigilante." DeLemus, the 62-year-old co-chairman of President Trump's 2016 New Hampshire campaign veterans' coalition, was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison on two charges — conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S. and interstate travel in aid of extortion. Since his arrest, DeLemus has been in a federal prison for nearly 15 months. DeLemus was the first prison sentence in...
  • Goldman Sachs underwrites Venezuelan tyranny

    05/31/2017 12:48:28 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/31/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Unconstitutional nature of Nicolas Maduro’s administration, its unwillingness to hold democratic elections and its systematic violation of human rights A key Venezuelan opposition leader is accusing Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs of “aiding and abetting the country’s dictatorial regime” by purchasing its government-issued bonds. The allegation, of course, is completely accurate and comes after two months of bloody unrest caused by the failing socialist economy presided over by President Nicolas Maduro. The amoral agenda-setting elitists of Goldman Sachs reportedly purchased $2.8 billion in Venezuelan debt. That apparently includes an $865 million transaction involving debt from state-run oil company PDVSA,...
  • Lack of Judicial Impartiality Threatens Rule of Law

    05/29/2017 11:10:44 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 21 replies
    American Greatness ^ | may 28, 2017 | Roger Kimball
    Why do judges wear black robes? It’s a question few judges today seem to be asking themselves. It certainly appears not to have troubled the mind of Chief Judge Roger Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals who, it seems, must instead be a student of Jorge Luis Borges. A couple of days ago, Judge Gregory, writing for the majority, upheld a lower court’s decision against President Trump’s revised Executive Order imposing a temporary travel ban from a handful of countries identified as hotbeds of terrorist activity. As Byron York points out, the decision broke 10 to 3 along...
  • Portland Mayor Calls For Shutdown Of 'Trump Free Speech,' Anti-Muslim Rallies

    05/29/2017 3:48:07 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 36 replies
    Portland Oregon PBS OPB.org ^ | May 29, 2017 | by Bradley W. Parks
    Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler has urged the federal government to revoke a permit for a “free speech” rally and to refuse a permit for an anti-Muslim march planned for Portland next week. Wheeler made the request in light of a gruesome stabbing on a MAX light-rail train Friday, May 26. Two men died and another was seriously injured when they intervened to defend two teenage girls from a man’s bigoted tirade. In a series of posts on Twitter, Wheeler said the events should be canceled.
  • Who were America's first 48 welfare queens?

    Initiate a discussion about welfare, and inevitably the name of Franklin Delano Roosevelt pops up. Often times FDR comes up in the first sentence. Problem is, this simply is not historically accurate. It is true to say that FDR supercharged welfare, but anything else is fake history. Not only did welfare in America exist prior to FDR, but the first welfare program for citizens was repealed in 1929. The interesting story, however, is that it was not people who were first at being put on welfare by the federal government. That's what makes the issue of the first 48 welfare...
  • Obama Administration Illegally Spied on Americans, Court Documents Reveal; MSM Silent

    05/26/2017 9:39:16 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/25/2017 | Samuel Smith
    Despite the fact that a report released Wednesday unearthed how the National Security Agency under President Barack Obama routinely violated the privacy rights of Americans, the three major left-leaning broadcast news networks neglected to shed light on the issue during their evening broadcasts. According to a Circa News report, previously top-secret documents have revealed that Obama's NSA engaged in "some of the most serious constitutional abuses to date by the U.S. intelligence community."Circa reports that the documents show that over 5 percent of searches seeking upstream internet data on the NSA's section 702 database "violated the safeguards Obama and his intelligence...
  • 'Institutional Lack of Candor':

    05/26/2017 4:17:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Well, as we discuss intelligence leaks, the workings of the Deep State, and unmasking, let’s circle back to the Obama administration, which violated Americans’ privacy through the National Security Agency for years. The lack of following protocol was so bad that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA) scolded them for having an “institutional lack of candor.” Circa, who first covered the story, had more [emphasis mine] Nets Blackout Massive Constitutional Violations by Obama’s NSA The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy protections while scouring through overseas intercepts and failed to disclose the extent...
  • Judge won’t reinstate charges against Portland Black Lives Matter protesters

    05/24/2017 12:11:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | May 24, 2017 | By Jake Bleiberg
    PORTLAND, Maine — A judge has blocked state prosecutors’ efforts to reinstate criminal charges against 17 Black Lives Matter protesters who were arrested in Portland last summer and ordered the protesters and Portland police to try again at talking through their differences in a so-called “restorative justice” session. Cumberland County Superior Court Justice Lance Walker’s Tuesday ruling orders protesters and prosecutors to try to fulfill the conditions of a plea deal that broke down earlier this year. The restorative justice agreement called for the protesters to sit down with city police to talk over their differences, to encourage mutual understanding...
  • Newspaper Calls for Stricter Censorship [semi-satire]

    05/19/2017 1:24:57 PM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Citing the "need to protect the more sensitive among us from the psychological damage of words that could be construed as offensive," the editors of the Washington Post urged that "we unwed ourselves from the notion that freedom of speech is a vital or even necessary feature of a civilized society." "The right of freedom of speech does not have a meaningful quantum of value to the average person," the editors wrote. "The average person continually must refrain from saying things that would offend an employer, spouse, or friend in order to interact harmoniously with the people closest to him....
  • Germany Confiscating Homes to Use for Migrants [Hamburg]

    05/14/2017 7:38:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 14, 2017 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Authorities in Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany, have begun confiscating private dwellings to ease a housing shortage — one that has been acutely exacerbated by Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to allow more than two million migrants into the country in recent years. City officials have been seizing commercial properties and converting them into migrant shelters since late 2015, when Merkel opened German borders to hundreds of thousands of migrants from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Now, however, the city is expropriating residential property units owned by private citizens. In an unprecedented move, Hamburg authorities recently confiscated six residential...
  • Can Emmanuel Macron really rule France 'by decrees'?

    05/13/2017 5:41:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 10 May 2017 11:25 CEST+02:00
    Macron wants to pass a series of laws by decree in order to speed through reforms — and not everyone is happy about it. But can he actually do it? Macron, France’s soon to be youngest ever president at 39, has major plans for France, including a “simplification” of France’s labor laws and cuts to the public sector and public spending. But to bring these plans to action, the president-elect has said he will not wait for the backing of the French parliament — which he he is unlikely to get a majority in anyway. Instead Macron is planning to...
  • Challenges of Latin America's Left Debated in Cuba

    05/12/2017 11:04:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    teleSUR English ^ | May 11, 2017
    Despite the success of socialist governments over the past two decades, conference attendees agreed that grave inequality continues to plague the region. Today's roundtable discussions focused on how to counter the oligarchs and imperialism who accompany the rise of far-right wing politicians. Cuban researchers emphasized how the academy can be used in a regional context to resist these anti-democratic forces. Despite the success of revolutionary and anti-neoliberal governments in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past two decades, conference attendees agreed that the region continues to be plagued by grave inequality. More than 175 million people remain in abject...