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  • Denied American Dream, Returned and Deported Young Migrants Create Guatemalan Dream

    03/21/2017 11:57:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 21, 2017 | by MARÍA MARTIN
    Brightly painted murals on high walls look down on the foreign tourists, NGO volunteers and Guatemalan nationals seated around heavy wooden outdoor tables at the Café Red Kat in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala's second largest city. On the face of it, Red Kat is just one more restaurant in the historic center of this growing metropolis. But in reality, this establishment — a restaurant and cultural center — is a social experiment in sustainable economic development created by Guatemalan migrants returned from the United States. The idea for this unique café originated eight years ago when a group of homesick Guatemalan immigrants...
  • NY Dems Propose "Memory Hole" Legislation [semi-satire]

    03/18/2017 9:59:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    New York State Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Hollis) State Sen. Tony Avella (D-Queens) have introduced legislation that would empower the state government to order the erasure of Internet content that is "inaccurate, irrelevant, inadequate, or excessive." "The way it is now is that any government official can be accused of corruption by anyone who has access to the Internet," Weprin complained. "Once the accusation is posted it essentially lives forever on the web. This can unfairly taint a person's reputation. Our bill says that unless an official government investigation and prosecution is undertaken the accusatory content can be ordered removed under...
  • Undocumented immigrants offered anti-deportation training

    03/14/2017 12:57:56 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    ABC-TV El Paso ^ | March 13, 2017 | By DEEPTI HAJELA
    Don't open the front door if immigration officials knock. If you are taken into custody, tell them your name and nothing else. Definitely don't sign anything. That is some of the advice being given in New York City and around the country at training sessions, put on by advocacy organizations, aimed at helping immigrants living in the country illegally get in as little trouble as possible if they encounter U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. Called "know your rights" training, the sessions have been pushed by some groups as a way to prepare for a possible crackdown on illegal immigration...
  • Judge Nap: Obama 'Went Outside Chain of Command,' Used British Spy Agency to Surveil Trump

    03/14/2017 7:27:29 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 136 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | March 14, 2017
    "Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command," Napolitano said. "He didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI, and he didn't use the Department of Justice." Instead, Napolitano said, Obama used GCHQ, a British intelligence and security organization that has 24-7 access to the NSA database. "There's no American fingerprints on this," Napolitano said. "What happened to the guy who ordered this? Resigned three days after Donald Trump was inaugurated."
  • Editorial: Mexican border policy on kids is harsh yet ineffective

    03/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 13, 2017 | Editorial
    The Trump Administration seems determined to devise new forms of bureaucratic cruelty for immigrants: The latest policy proposal from the Department of Homeland Security would separate children from their parents at the US-Mexico border if they’re caught trying to enter the country together illegally. The policy is intended as a deterrent, but the plan is bound to backfire, swamping agencies with children while doing nothing to address the root cause of migration. It would be both diabolical and ineffective. Under the current policy, parents (usually mothers) and their children caught at the border who want to apply for asylum are...
  • Proud To Be Dutch!

    03/11/2017 6:12:54 AM PST · by Dutch Observer · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Dutch Observer
    Good news out of Holland - we won't support Uncle Erdolf in finishing his effort to turn Turkey into an islamofascist state.
  • FBI Director Declares Privacy Not a Right [fake-satire]

    03/10/2017 4:17:15 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Mar 2017 | John Semmens
    Fresh off the Wikileaks revelation that the US Government is spying on everyone and his vow to complete the remaining six years of his ten year term, FBI Director James Comey blandly informed the American people that "privacy is not a right to which citizens are entitled." "I'm not saying that Americans don't enjoy a considerable degree of privacy," Comey said, "but let's be clear, this is a privilege extended by the government to those who are not under suspicion of criminal or anti-government activities. Government has a moral right and duty to monitor everyone who might represent a threat....
  • IRS Finds 6,924 Documents Related to Obama Tea Party Targeting — Two Years After FOIA Request

    03/09/2017 7:46:08 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 29 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 9, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama IRS targeted over 400 conservative groups for intrusive scrutiny. The IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal involved: â—ľHundreds of conservative groups were targeted â—ľAt least 5 pro-Israel groups â—ľConstitutional groups â—ľGroups that criticized Obama administration â—ľAt least two pro-life groups â—ľAn 83 year-old Nazi concentration camp survivor â—ľA 180 year-old Baptist paper â—ľA Texas voting-rights group â—ľA Hollywood conservative group was targeted and harassed â—ľConservative activists and businesses â—ľAt least one conservative Hispanic group â—ľIRS continued to target groups even after the scandal was exposed â—ľ10% of Tea Party donors were audited by the IRS â—ľAndÂ… 100% of the 501(c)(4)...
  • Obama’s Surveillance Of Team Trump: A Probable Paper Trail

    03/09/2017 9:08:46 AM PST · by LS · 78 replies
    In the shifting saga of how members of the Trump campaign/administration ended up having their phone conversations tapped under the Obama administration, the American people have been fed a series of shifting excuses on how the Obama administration would never violate the laws concerning surveillance of US Persons. We were told the President cannot order such surveillance (which we know is a false statement, see here and here). Then we were given the impression by the Fake News Media these “intercepts” were under a FISA court warrant. But later we learned the FISA court rejected the application by Team Obama...
  • Dennis Kucinich: I'm no fan of Trump's but he's got a point about wiretapping

    03/10/2017 6:14:16 AM PST · by Raebie · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 10, 2017 | Dennis Kucinich
    President Trump’s assertion that his phones at Trump Tower were tapped last year has been treated as hilarious—and in some circles as beyond contempt. But I can vouch for the fact that extracurricular surveillance does occur, regardless of whether it is officially approved. I was wiretapped in 2011 after taking a phone call in my congressional office from a foreign leader. That a secret recording had been made of this call was revealed to me by the Washington Times in 2015, a full two years after I left office. The newspaper’s investigative reporters called me, saying they had obtained a...
  • Marxism: the Bug Wearing an Edgar Suit

    03/10/2017 7:04:39 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    In the movie Men In Black, there’s a scene where an abusive farmer gets killed by the villain, some kind of giant alien cockroach. The alien then possesses his body and walks around in comic fashion, like some kind of rotting zombie. The farmer’s wife exclaims “like an Edgar suit.” This is pretty much what Worldcon looks like, these days. Social Justice Marxists operate in the same manner. They take over institutions, groups, corporations, movements, whatever… and kill them. They then wear the skin of the destroyed, rotting institution like an Edgar suit, ambling around in comic fashion, expecting to...
  • FBI Director Comey meets with senators on matters related to Trump Tower: NBC, citing source

    03/09/2017 2:55:06 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 15 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/9/2017 | Jacob Pramuk
    Comey huddled with lawmakers including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C. and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va. It was not immediately clear what specifically he told the lawmakers. Comey was seen leaving the United States Capitol on Thursday afternoon.
  • Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp

    03/07/2017 6:11:27 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 10 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | March 6, 2017 | John F. Di Leo
    Di Leo: The Deep State -- an Institutional Barrier Against Draining the Swamp By John F. Di Leo - As the Trump Administration began, two terms took over our discourse, from keyboard warriors on social media to the formal political theorists of the mainstream media. These two terms are not exactly antonyms, as one is a verb and the other is a gerund, but they certainly are diametrically opposed to each other: Draining the Swamp on the one hand, and the Deep State on the other. Draining the Swamp was easy to say, easy to understand, easy to cheer for....
  • #OBAMAGATE: EXPOSING THE OBAMA DEEP STATE

    03/07/2017 3:42:35 AM PST · by servo1969 · 62 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 3-7-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama's people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • Obama Audited Billy Graham, So Wiretapping Trump Tower Is Not a Stretch

    03/06/2017 1:43:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The Obama Administration engaged in eight years of political payback and heavy-handed bullying that specifically targeted their "political enemies."They used the Internal Revenue Service to wage an ugly campaign of bullying and intimidation to silence Tea Party groups and Christian ministries.In 2013 President Obama's minions sent IRS agents to bully the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association."I believe that someone in the administration was targeting and attempting to intimidate us," Franklin Graham wrote in a letter to the White House. "This is morally wrong and unethical - indeed some would call it 'un-American.'" The BGEA's only crime against Obama was to urge voters...
  • Grassley probes FBI's ties to British spy who investigated Trump

    03/06/2017 1:42:59 PM PST · by navysealdad · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/17 | JONATHAN EASLEY
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has opened an inquiry into allegations the FBI worked with the British spy who authored a controversial opposition research dossier on President Trump during the 2016 election.
  • The Obama Camp’s Disingenuous Denials on FISA Surveillance of Trump

    03/05/2017 8:17:15 AM PST · by AJFavish · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | March 5, 2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    President Trump’s early Saturday morning tweeting has exploded to the forefront an uncovered scandal I’ve been talking about since early January (including in this weekend’s column): The fact that the Obama Justice Department and the FBI investigated associates of Donald Trump, and likely Trump himself, in the heat of the presidential campaign. To summarize, reporting indicates that, prior to June 2016, the Obama Justice Department and FBI considered a criminal investigation of Trump associates, and perhaps Trump himself, based on concerns about connections to Russian financial institutions. Preliminary poking around indicated that there was nothing criminal involved. Rather than shut...
  • WHITE HOUSE REQUESTS CONGRESSIONAL PROBE ON EXECUTIVE BRANCH ABUSES UNDER OBAMA

    03/05/2017 6:40:49 AM PST · by Magnatron · 207 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fox News
    Headline only right now...
  • Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower

    03/04/2017 3:41:45 AM PST · by navysealdad · 335 replies
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 5m5 minutes ago More Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!
  • Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card (ILLINOIS)

    03/02/2017 7:25:29 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    GUNS SAVE LIFE ^ | FEB 28, 2017
    Reportedly Mob-connected Democrat Marty Moylan wants a $100 FOID card February 28, 2017 Back when Rod Blagojevich busied himself introducing all manner of radical gun control schemes, Democrat Marty Moylan worked as an Electrical Union enforcer. His job, among other things, involved getting Electrical Union workers "out of jams". He's also got ties to the Chicago mob, per the "Chicago Clout" blog. Marty Moylan later became mayor of Des Plaines. Now, the guy "that will tell you anything to get elected" has wormed his way into the Illinois House. Democrat Marty Moylan stands as one of those Progressive Caucus Democrats...
  • If You Think the BLM were Bad at Bundy Ranch, Look at what They did to this Man over this

    02/23/2017 7:15:27 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 14 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-23-2017 | Tim Brown
    In March of 2016, I reported on the Bureau of Land Management and the leader of the BLM at Bundy Ranch, Daniel P. Love, in a case from 2009 involving Indian artifacts he discovered and the wrongful death of Dr. James Redd.  Since that time, I have been in touch with the Redd family, who provided the following information.  I have asked that person to compile information pertaining to what took place with Dr. Redd.  The following bullet points, videos and information are what I obtained.  You can download this file here that are the "attachments" mentioned in the article...
  • US appeals court upholds Maryland assault weapons ban

    02/22/2017 6:47:08 AM PST · by PROCON · 75 replies
    AP ^ | Feb. 22, 2017 | AP
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va., said the guns banned under Maryland's law aren't protected by the Second Amendment.
  • Hundreds of campuses encourage students to turn in fellow students for offensive speech

    02/22/2017 6:38:26 AM PST · by detective · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/17 | Adam Steinbaugh
    Universities are the cradle of free speech, where ideologies and ideas clash, where academics and activists can agree, disagree, or be disagreeable. This is particularly true in the United States, where the First Amendment zealously guards against government surveillance and intrusion into free speech. Yet at hundreds of campuses across the country, administrators encourage students to report one another, or their professors, for speech protected by the First Amendment, or even mere political disagreements. The so-called "Bias Response Teams" reviewing these (often anonymous) reports typically include police officers, student conduct administrators and public relations staff who scrutinize the speech of...
  • Internet-Regulating FEC Commissioner to Resign

    02/19/2017 1:00:55 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 30 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 19, 2017 12:45 pm | Joe Schoffstall
    Democratic commissioner has been no-show from public meetings since early December A Democratic Federal Election Commission official who pushed to regulate the internet and has been absent from public meetings for months is resigning, according to an announcement. Ann Ravel, who wanted to regulate political speech on the internet from websites such as the Drudge Report, announced Sunday that she is stepping down from her post.
  • KGB DEFECTOR YURI BEZMENOV'S 1985 ATLANTA SPEECH

    02/16/2017 2:09:45 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 19 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2/16/2017 | Dick Bachert
    A week or so ago, I sent out the YouTube links to the first 3 Bezmenov videos -- actually, mainly audios -- of the 1985 Atlanta speech by the late Yuri Bezmenov, the KGB agent who defected from the USSR. I put those clips up 6 years ago and just never got back to the necessary editing required to break up his fascinating, excellent and alarming 90 minute presentation. (If you don't recall those first 3, I've included them below as well) Yuri's warnings to the America he came to love are more timely today now that the even more...
  • Leaked Video from Bundy Ranch Siege Demonstrates BLM Tyranny & Aggression

    02/13/2017 3:31:10 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 17 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-13-2017 | Tim Brown
    I have been covering the Bundy Ranch situation since it came to a head in 2014.  As time has gone on, more and more information has come out about the aggression and corruption in the Bureau of Land Management.  The latest is more video evidence that has been previously unreleased, including BLM agent body camera video, and was leaked following the beginning of the cases going to trial last week in Nevada.
  • The Tyrant in the Room

    02/07/2017 1:27:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution. They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people. That may sound harsh, but recall that liberals vilified Donald Trump when they thought he might reject the results of the election because of voter fraud. Yet now those same...
  • U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

    02/03/2017 8:31:26 AM PST · by Rockitz · 42 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 3 February 2017 | Martin Armstrong via Tyler Durden
    A shocking statement was made by a United Nations official Christiana Figueres at a news conference in Brussels. Figueres admitted that the Global Warming conspiracy set by the U.N.’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, of which she is the executive secretary, has a goal not of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity, but to destroy capitalism. She said very casually: “This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning...
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutherans—particularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Why Venezuela's socialist meltdown COULD actually happen in the US

    01/25/2017 7:35:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | January 25, 2017 | Logan Albright
    There’s a predictable checklist for meltdowns in socialist countries, and it’s playing out with tragic regularity in Venezuela. Nationalize agriculture? Check. Start government-enforced rationing when the food supply dries up? Check. Seal the border when people try to flee to buy food elsewhere? Check. The next step, and usually one of the last before total collapse, is runaway inflation. That’s what we’re starting to see in Venezuela. Rapid inflation, called hyperinflation by economists when it gets really bad, is one of the deadliest poisons for any economy. The spiral is usually triggered when a government prints too much money to...
  • Free Speech Suppressed at Marquette University [semi-satire]

    01/25/2017 10:38:55 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Professor John McAdams has been suspended for the past two years for questioning a colleague's suppression of free speech in his classroom. Marquette President Michael Lovell is adamant that "McAdams will not be reinstated until he confesses his error and apologizes for deviating from correct thought." The whole mess started in 2014 when McAdams posted his concern on his own blog that his colleague's policy forbidding students from disagreeing that gay marriage was a "good thing." "Informed opinion has determined that gay marriage is appropriate," Lovell argued. "We cannot abide a member of our university's teaching staff undermining this truth...
  • Sanders Says American Poor Worse off than Poor Anywhere Else [semi-satire]

    01/22/2017 10:05:20 AM PST · by John Semmens · 8 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 22 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Despite the fact that the living standards of those in poverty in the United States exceed the standards of the middle class in most countries, recent Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders tweeted that "America's record is worse than virtually any other country on Earth." "A lot of people have been bad-mouthing Venezuela because of shortages of essentials and their high cost," Sanders said. "But the people are united by their equality. No one is allowed to hoard more than his fair share. And say what you will about Stalin's Soviet Union, but there everyone was guaranteed a job. Even...
  • Restoring justice

    01/17/2017 6:40:02 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 6 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Restoring justice When Sen. Sessions takes the reins, justice can return to the Justice Department By Robert Knight - - Sunday, January 15, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Eric Holder and Loretta E. Lynch have been perhaps the most flagrant partisans ever to hold the office of attorney general. Year after year, they rubber stamped whatever the Obama administration wanted to do, legally or otherwise. So it was an eye-roller when Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, New York Democrat, announced Thursday why he was going to vote against fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions’ nomination for U.S. attorney general: “I am not confident in Sen....
  • Celeb Calls for Military Coupe to Avert Trump Presidency [semi-satire]

    01/14/2017 1:09:33 PM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Comedian/actor Rosie O'Donnell urged President Obama to order military rule "to prevent the inevitable tyranny Donald Trump will impose on America." O'Donnell's panic takes her long-running public feud with Trump over the edge into total madness. "A person who has shown no respect for me or the other members of the entertainment world has no business being the president of our country," she argued. "Sane Americans revere us for all we do to entertain and educate them. That Donald Trump doesn't is a slap-in-the-face to all the fans who pay to see us perform. He has insulted us all and,...
  • Tyranny of the Minority

    01/13/2017 2:09:50 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 10 replies
    publius2013.wordpress.com ^ | May 31, 2012 | publius2013
    In Federalist #10, Madison explained how our government, formed as a republic, was superior to pure democracy in that it prevented tyranny by a majority. In his article, Madison explained how the founding fathers considered the fallibility of human nature, but prized liberty above all. In fact, in this article, Madison also addressed the reality that “[e]nlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” Madison postulated that by giving a voice to more minority groups, they would be “extend[ing] the sphere” of influence and it would be less likely that “a majority of the whole will have a common...
  • Another Constitutional Protection That's Eroding -- Double Jeopardy

    01/10/2017 11:19:12 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 63 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 10, 2017 | George Leef
    When big government collides with the rights guaranteed under the Constitution, it is usually the latter that give way. Many people know that to be the case with free speech and firearms, but they aren’t aware that that the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that no person shall be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb for the same offense has similarly eroded. That is something they should worry about. A Texas case that has been appealed to the Supreme Court gives the justices an opportunity to restore the power of the Double Jeopardy Clause. Walker v. Texas arose when state...
  • No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are

    01/06/2017 6:43:15 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 16 replies
    Independent Sentinal ^ | Jan 6, 2017 | S. Noble
    No One Cared About Hacking until We found Out How Corrupt Liberals Are By S. Noble - January 6, 2017 US major government and military organizations are hacked all the time by endless numbers of foreign and domestic actors. Nothing was done to fix our cybersecurity. But let a privates organization like the DNC get hacked or careless John Podesta’s emails get hacked and all hell breaks loose. John Podesta left his smart phone in a cab, he fell for a phishing incident and his password was ‘passwŘrd”. Hillary put our state secrets on a personal server she kept in...
  • Orwellian "Harassment" Policies Threaten Free Speech

    01/02/2017 5:47:08 PM PST · by ResistanceMedia · 13 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | January 2, 2017
    One of the most common arguments in favor of school district transgender "non-discrimination" policies is that such policies prevent "bullying" and "harassment." But what is bullying and harassment? Definitions are often so broad and all-encompassing that people end up being severely penalized for "harassment" when all they did was speak their mind. Real-life examples of how "harassment" is really an excuse for censorship are abundant. In Massachusetts, a renowned urologist was fired by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center because he sent emails to hospital officials expressing concerns about the hospital's "aggressive promotion of and involvement in LGBT activities ... and...
  • A Brief Guide to Civil Disobedience with Guns (FReeper Gun Club Final)

    01/01/2017 7:05:06 PM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 19 replies
    Self/Vanity | 1/1/2017 | Red Fox
    Suggestions on how to legally and peacefully protest with firearms. WHY Participate in Civil Disobedience with Guns? Was there a point during the Obama administration that you felt threatened and powerless? Were you convinced the government was sincerely committed to securing your constitutional rights and ensuring law and order? Were you certain that your military and law enforcement were being allowed to keep you safe from invaders, jihadists and revolutionaries? Were you confident your objection to Obama's fundamental transformation was being heard when you voted in 2010, 2014? The Obama administration was a soft tyranny, a silent communist insurgency that...
  • Buffalo School Board Demanding Resignation After ‘Racist’ Remarks Made About Obamas

    12/31/2016 4:23:14 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | December 31, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    Have you ever noticed that the people who preach tolerance are the most intolerant of all? These individuals are extremely hypocritical in what they do and say and their treatment of others. Members of the LGBT community preach and push for tolerance and acceptance, but they refuse to be tolerant of those that disagree with their life style. It’s okay for homosexuals to say anything they want, no matter how derogatory it is, against straight people. Yet, whenever someone says that homosexuality is a sin, they are labeled as a homophobe and a hater. An atheist can say the most...
  • Netanyahu: "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek"

    12/26/2016 2:08:45 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | 12/25/2016
    Netanyahu: "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek" NEW YORK - With President Barack Obama's direction, last Friday the United States departed from its long-held position of vetoing a United Nations resolution that condemned Israel's settlements. The action outraged lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. Prime Minister Netanyahu strongly condemned the United Nations resolution and expressed disappointment that the United States abandoned its previous support. Monday he said "Israel has national pride. We do not turn the other cheek." He suggested over the weekend that Israel may consider pulling out of the U.N. U.S. Senator...
  • 2017 seen as turning point for liberal democracies

    12/25/2016 7:10:37 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    EurActiv ^ | Dec 23, 2016 | Jorge Valero
    When the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, American political scientist Francis Fukuyama famously proclaimed the “end of history”, seeing the triumph of the United States as the only remaining superpower and the leader of Western democracies. “The end point of mankind’s ideological evolution and the universalization of Western liberal democracy (is) the final form of human government,” he wrote in his best-selling 1992 book, The End of History and the Last Man.Twenty-five years later, Fukuyama’s certainties have all but vanished. Liberal democracy in Europe and the United States is in crisis, while China and Russia demonstrate that authoritarian regimes are...
  • George Soros Finances Group Helping Facebook Flag ‘Disputed’ Stories

    12/16/2016 9:16:44 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/16/16 | Aaron Klein
    The organization partnered with Facebook to help determine whether a certain story is “disputed” is financed by billionaire George Soros and a slew of other left-wing funders. The International Fact-Checking Network (IFCN) drafted a code of five principles for news websites to accept, and Facebook yesterday announced it will work with “third-party fact checking organizations” that are signatories to the code of principles. Facebook says that if the “fact checking organizations” determine that a certain story is fake, it will get flagged as disputed and, according to the Facebook announcement, “there will be a link to the corresponding article explaining...
  • The Exterminationist Longings of Early Progressives

    12/15/2016 10:20:54 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Jeffrey Tucker
    Regular readers of FEE know that one of our beats has been the early history of the administrative State as built by Progressives at the turn of the 20th century. It was a different kind of State than the one that came before, a modern state knew no limits to its power to intervene in the relationships between individuals. It set in motion a century of government growth and regulatory control over every aspect of life, and all these controls have lasted to this day. Why did they do it? The textbooks say that they loved the common man. They...
  • Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto

    12/15/2016 6:05:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 14 replies
    Cook County Record ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | S. Laney Griffo
    Automatic voter registration bill dies in Illinois House after veto, but similar legislation could follow SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a bill that would automatically register voters across Illinois has held up in the General Assembly, leaving unclear whether such a bill can secure enough votes to become law amid the current political environment. The Illinois State Senate easily topped the total needed to override the veto with a 38-18 vote in favor. The parties, however, were more divided in the Illinois House of Representatives. The bill received 67 yes votes. However, 71 votes were required to override...
  • Stringent rules imposed on [Red] Chinese live streaming platforms

    12/14/2016 8:42:23 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    zdnet.com ^ | 12/14/2016 | Cyrus Lee
    China's Ministry of Culture on Tuesday ordered all operators of live streaming platforms in China to apply for a permit from relevant authorities, which shall clearly state that its business scope includes "online performance". ... It means live streaming platforms in China, which normally hire individual performers to interact with their thousands of users, are now under strict supervision from at least three major Chinese regulatory departments. Operators that are incapable of censoring their own content are not allowed to provide live streaming, according to the Chinese regulators. Apart from close monitoring of these service providers, performers on the live...
  • Gohmert's Statement on House Passage of Bill to Track Those with Disabilities

    12/11/2016 5:39:30 PM PST · by blueyon · 29 replies
    http://gohmert.house.gov ^ | 12/08/16 | Congressman Gohmert
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte's Law, which establishes a federal program to chip individuals with autism and developmental disabilities: “While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem exists for people with Alzheimer’s, autism and other mental health issues, so the fix, we are told, is to have the Department...
  • Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"

    12/11/2016 11:24:17 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 42 replies
    While we wait to see if and when the Senate will pass (and president will sign) Bill "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", which was passed by the House at the end of November with an overwhelming majority and which seeks to crack down on websites suspected of conducting Russian propaganda and calling for the US government to "counter active measures by Russia to exert covert influence … carried out in coordination with, or at the behest of, political leaders or the security services of the Russian Federation and the role of the Russian Federation has been...
  • France Censors Anti-Abortion Advocates [semi-satire]

    12/09/2016 8:48:10 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Dec 2016 | John Semmens
    The award-winning "Dear Future Mom" video featuring children with Down Syndrome making the case for the value of their lives was banned from TV by France's Conseil d'État (State Council). According to the Council, the video was deemed "too insensitive" since it was "likely to trouble the consciences of women who had made different personal life choices" (i.e., had aborted babies predicted to have Down Syndrome). Council spokesman Henri Abattage defended the ban, maintaining that "our decision is in keeping with public perceptions of what is right. There's a reason why 90% of the pregnancies afflicted with this syndrome end...
  • NATO officers from Turkey have turned into stateless asylum-seekers

    12/07/2016 10:31:54 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    DW, Germany ^ | 06.12.2016 | Teri Schultz
    Dozens of high-ranking Turkish military officers formerly posted at NATO headquarters in Brussels and SHAPE military headquarters in Mons are among more than 125,000 people President Recep Tayyip Erdogan alleges helped launch a failed coup against him in July. Erdogan calls them "terrorist soldiers." Several of these officers agreed to speak with Deutsche Welle under cover of anonymity. They want to know if any visiting dignitary is going to ask Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu for details on what's happening to them, how he'll reassure them the alliance that it can get along just fine without some of its best-trained...