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  • 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 · 9 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 · 62 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 ‘passwØrd”. 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 · 25 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 · 13 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...
  • Western counties join in opposition to BLM’s land-use plan [ Colorado ]

    12/07/2016 9:02:09 AM PST · by george76 · 6 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | December 6, 2016 | Gary Harmon
    County officials in western Colorado have regularly lambasted Planning 2.0 and this week, Garfield County joined in with five other counties in the western United States considering suing to halt the rule, which they have criticized as a central-planning measure. The BLM this month announced that the rule was final and on Monday, Garfield County agreed to spend as much as $40,000 with the Texas-based property-rights organization, the American Stewards of Liberty, to halt it. While Garfield County is taking an active role, Mesa County officials are looking to Congress and a Republican administration under President-elect Donald Trump to deal...
  • Memo to liberals: You can't burn flags AND ban hate speech

    12/04/2016 10:27:42 AM PST · by 198ml · 30 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 12/4/16 | Nate Madden
    The news cycle whipped itself up into a national discussion about flag burning this week after President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday. After the now-infamous tweet, countless voices on both the Left and the Right condemned the statement, each making their own arguments, most condemning the act of flag burning while defending your right to do so.
  • Only 4 states can stop vote fraud

    12/04/2016 12:47:02 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 17 replies
    WND.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Leo Hohmann
    WND Exclusive Only 4 states can stop vote fraud 'No systematic oversight of the system' exists The raging debate about voter fraud has been hijacked by the left, says a leading expert on the issue, and the left is driving the narrative in a false direction using slick deception. The question is: What will President-elect Donald Trump do about it? When people think about “voter fraud,” they tend to think about the dead voting, people voting in multiple precincts or party machines paying homeless people to cast ballots. While those are all legitimate concerns, the mass fraud happens long before...
  • House Quietly Passes Bill Targeting "Russian Propaganda" Websites (Drudge, ZeroHedge, etc)

    12/03/2016 5:35:43 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 46 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Dec 2, 2016 6:30 PM | Tyler Durden
    On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders."... ...it is easy to see how this law, if passed by the Senate and signed by the president, could be used...
  • Threatening electors violates federal law; so why isn't Loretta Lynch doing anything about it?

    11/29/2016 4:38:56 PM PST · by 198ml · 38 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 11/29/16 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Before Donald Trump’s stunning victory on Nov. 8, liberals called for acceptance of election results. But since the election didn’t go as they’d planned, some have taken to harassing and intimidating electors in an attempt to change the election results. Some of these threats may violate federal law, yet the Justice Department acts strangely uninterested in investigating. Following the election, a coalition of liberal activist groups launched #NotMyPresident Alliance, an organization dedicated to fighting the inauguration of President-elect Trump. As part of that effort, #NotMyPresident distributed personal contact information — including telephone numbers and addresses — of electors in states...
  • Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature....

    11/28/2016 8:46:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 89 replies
    LA Times ^ | November 28, 2016
    NOV. 28, 2016. Democrats Clinch A Supermajority In Both Houses of The California Legislature After Josh Newman Wins State Senate Seat Democrat Josh Newman has defeated Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) to win the race for the 29th Senate District, giving Democrats in the Legislature a two-thirds majority in both houses. The Associated Press called the race Monday evening for Newman, who had been steadily gaining ground as provisional and absentee ballots were counted over the last three weeks. “I am immensely honored to have earned the trust and support of so many of my neighbors, who’ve placed their...
  • Castro’s Legacy Summed Up in His Three-Word Question about Arms

    11/28/2016 7:55:12 AM PST · by Noumenon · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11/28/2016 | David Codrea
    "Authorized Journalists” are outdoing each other coming up with superlatives for dead Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. Some are comparing him to George Washington, others are calling him a “folk hero,” and all are gushing over the superiority of socialized medicine and centralized communist indoctrination of the young. The problem is, like so much of the agenda-driven narrative the media feeds the public, Cuban health care ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Per a National Review summation, they have a three-tiered system, one for rich foreigners, one for party officials, and one for the workers and peasants: Then there is...
  • Italian Interior Ministry: You Must Take in Migrants — Or Else

    11/26/2016 9:30:46 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 25 Nov, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Migrants, Alfano’s Blackmail: Jail for those who resist requisitions According to sources in the Interior Ministry, the Viminale Plan foresees enforcement agents and detention measures for those who resist requisition of their premises for migrants. The Interior Ministry in the figure of Angelino Alfano is preparing to requisition the real estate of Italians to place migrants. It will be done, explains Il Giornale, beginning only as of December 4 or after a consultation referendum, in order to avoid allowing protests by citizens to influence the outcome of the vote. Because it is indeed the protests that worry Alfano. The barricades...
  • Germany planning to 'massively' limit privacy rights

    11/25/2016 11:03:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 11.25.2016 | Ben Knight
    Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière is planning a major limitation of privacy rights in Germany, say data protection groups. Germans will no longer have the right to know what data about them is being collected. A draft law released by the German union for data protection (DVD) this week revealed that the interior ministry was proposing to drastically limit the powers of Germany’s data protection authorities, banning them from investigating suspected breaches of people’s medical and legal records. As well as expanding video surveillance with facial recognition software, the bill would limit the government’s own data protection commissioners to checking...
  • Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests

    11/24/2016 7:01:11 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 20 replies
    CRAINS ^ | November 22, 2016 | Brigid Sweeney
    Activists plan repeat of Mag Mile Black Friday protests Brigid Sweeney For the second year in a row, protesters are planning to block shoppers from entering stores along North Michigan Avenue on the day after Thanksgiving, the busiest shopping day of the year. The effort, planned by a diffuse network that includes Black Lives Matter, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression and area churches, seeks to draw attention to a wide range of issues, including police shootings, racism and economic inequalities that keep Chicago's South and West sides mired in poverty and violence. The organizers say they hope...
  • Another Judge Confirms: IRS Targeted Tea Party Groups

    11/21/2016 9:11:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 21, 2016 | 4:29 PM EST | Hans Bader
    Yet another judge has ruled against the IRS over its unconstitutional targeting of conservative and tea party groups based on their political views. […] Judge Michael R. Barrett wrote in his decision that the Texas Patriots tea party group had “made a strong showing of a likelihood of success” on its claim that its free speech rights were violated by the IRS lengthy delay in processing its application. “The evidence strongly suggests that the IRS initiated the delay” because the Texas group was affiliated with the tea party, the judge wrote. […] Moreover, in documents recently unearthed by Judicial Watch,...
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg Reveals 7-Point Plan To Eradicate "Misinformation"

    11/19/2016 6:37:42 PM PST · by Rockitz · 53 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 19 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a message for his billion-plus users: "you're not capable of deciding for yourself what is 'news' and what is not, so we will do it for you." Facebook has been widely blamed - by the left-leaning mainstream media - for allowing the spread of online misinformation, amusingly much of it pro-Trump, but Zuckerberg has rejected the notion that Facebook influenced the outcome of the election or that fake news is a major problem on the service. "Of all the content on Facebook, more than 99 percent of what people see is authentic," he wrote in...
  • Obama Merkel – Internet Censorship Will Control Middle Class Rebellion

    11/19/2016 5:33:33 AM PST · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    ETF News ^ | November 18, 2016 | ETF News
    Obama’s trip to Germany may have been designed to boost his globalist partner Angela Merkel in her failing and fading political fortunes as she seeks to turn Europe into a Muslim continent. His vote of confidence is a two-edged sword with the sharper side being the reality of who and what he’s all about. His endorsement is just as likely to come back to bite Ms Merkel on her now fully exposed and rather unappealing backside. Obama hinted at his support for her run for another term as Chancellor, telling a German audience, “If I were here and I were...
  • We are witnessing the end of the liberal era

    11/18/2016 9:43:03 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | November 18th, 2016 | Nile Gardiner
    In just two months' time, the world will bid farewell to President Obama. In his final overseas trip before exiting the White House next January, Mr. Obama stood alongside his German counterpart Angela Merkel at a press conference in Berlin, warning against a "meaner, harsher, more troubled world." In the wake of last week's stunning electoral victory by Donald Trump and the Republican Party, he seemed a diminished figure, as did Mrs. Merkel, the guardian of a liberal ancien regime that is beginning to crumble on both sides of the Atlantic. The winds of change are sweeping through the West,...
  • TRUMP DERANGEMENT SYNDROME (Daniel Greenfield)

    11/17/2016 9:08:27 AM PST · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | 11-17-2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Like all dictators, the Democrats believe in democracy only until they lose an election. And then they lose their minds. The last time a national mental breakdown this severe happened was sixteen years ago when Bush beat Gore. The Democrats reacted gracefully to their defeat by insisting that they didn't really lose because Bush stole the election. Psychiatrists were soon tending to lefties suffering from depression. Others protested outside the Florida Supreme Court, President Bush's home and their parents' basement. Jesse Jackson accused Republicans of a "coup." Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson warned that "without justice there will be no peace."...
  • Google boss: We will 'work to fix' fake news

    11/16/2016 11:12:43 AM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    bbc ^ | November 16, 2016
    Google's chief executive Sundar Pichai, says it is important it and other social media businesses promote "accurate" stories to their billions of users.
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College

    11/16/2016 6:21:34 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 89 replies
    CNN ^ | November 15, 2016 | Daniella Diaz
    Retiring Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer, who was an outspoken supporter of Hillary Clinton during the 2016 election, is set to introduce a Senate bill that aims to end the Electoral College. Boxer announced in a statement on Tuesday that the bill, which she planned to introduce later Tuesday afternoon, would determine the winner of presidential elections by the outcome of the popular vote. She cited President-elect Donald Trump's victory in the Electoral College despite Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's apparent popular vote advantage. Trump now praises Electoral College, says he could have won popular vote "In my lifetime, I have seen...
  • Twitter Initiates Mass Purge Of Prominent Alt-Right Accounts Following Trump Victory (War!)

    11/15/2016 9:54:57 PM PST · by Az Joe · 107 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 15, 2016 | JONAH BENNETT, NATIONAL SECURITY/FOREIGN POLICY REPORTER
    Twitter has initiated a major purge of prominent accounts associated with the alt-right exactly a week after GOP President-elect Donald Trump’s stunning electoral victory. One of the first and most prominent accounts caught up in the deletion is Richard Spencer, president and director of the National Policy Institute, an alt-right think tank focused on white identity and related policy issues. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/11/15/twitter-initiates-mass-purge-of-alt-right-accounts-following-trump-victory/#ixzz4Q9GzPvSV
  • Google and Facebook take aim at fake news sites

    11/15/2016 12:42:11 PM PST · by jonatron · 36 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/15/2016 | By NICK WINGFIELD, MIKE ISAAC and KATIE BENNER
    ...the tech behemoths could no longer ignore the growing outcry over their power in distributing information to the American electorate. During the past week, two of the world’s biggest internet companies have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome. On Monday, those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at fake news sites’ revenue sources. Google kicked off the action Monday afternoon when the Silicon Valley search giant said it would ban websites that peddle fake news from using its...
  • Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election

    Politics Oregon Bully Who Took Down Christian Bakery Tossed Out in Election In 2013, Oregon Democrat Brad Avakian, as commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries, put a Christian bakery out of business because its owners stood up for their religious convictions. Fast forward to 2016 and Avakian, not unlike many of his fellow Democrats, got served a big slice of sweet justice. Sweetcakes by Melissa, owned by Melissa and Aaron Klein, was forced out of business by Avakian and the BOLI in 2013. Klein told Independent Journal Review that they were fined $135,000 and the state garnished...
  • Trump win resets culture war debate on abortion, LGBT rights

    11/13/2016 11:48:25 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 39 replies
    http://hosted.ap.org ^ | 11/13/2016 | David Crary & Rachel Zoll
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the combatants in America's long-running culture wars, the triumph of Donald Trump and congressional Republicans was stunning - sparking elation on one side, deep dismay on the other. Advocates of LGBT rights and abortion rights now fear setbacks instead of further gains. But the outcome emboldened the anti-abortion movement and breathed new life into the religious right's campaign for broad exemptions from same-sex marriage and other laws. Kelly Shackelford, head of First Liberty Institute, a legal group that specializes in religious freedom cases, said that, for his cause, the environment will transform from "brutal" under...
  • Two Long-Form Pieces You Should Read

    11/01/2016 1:30:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There are two long-form pieces that I want to call your attention to today. Victor Davis Hanson back with a brilliant piece about the Clintons and who they are and what motives 'em. It's at National Review Online, and I just love it because it essentially, in his own words, makes points that I have been trying to make about the Clintons since I first became aware of them in 1990. There's another piece, and this also is a piece right after my heart. It's by somebody named Thomas Frank. Now, there are two Thomas Franks, and...
  • Liberals May Regret Their New Rules

    11/07/2016 10:51:29 AM PST · by justlurking · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2015-04-05 | Kurt Schlicter
    That photo is me about ten years ago, standing in the ruins of a land where people rejected the rule of law in favor of the rule of force. I think a lot about my year-long deployment to Kosovo these days. I think a lot about people today who, for short term political points, cavalierly disregard the rules, laws and norms that made America what it is. ... Today in America, a despised minority that's really no minority is the target of an establishment that considers this minority unworthy of respect, unworthy of rights, and unworthy of having a say...
  • Alleged Ethiopian Imam Makes Alleged Death Threats in a Winterthur Mosque

    11/05/2016 8:40:14 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 2 replies
    Gates of Vienna Translated ^ | 5 Nov, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    On Thursday we posted Nash Montana’s chronicle of the cultural enrichment of the city of Winterthur in Switzerland. The brief video below describes one of the byproducts of that enrichment: the arrest of a “radical” imam in Wintherthur whose sermons from the pulpit of his mosque called for the death of “moderate” Muslims. [The thing that looks like a pulpit in a mosque is actually called a minbar. However, the latter word makes one think of the little cabinet in a motel room where you can get a teeny-weeny bottle of Jim Beam for $20 or so. To create an...
  • Civil War II - Fourth Turning Is Intensifying (Part 1)

    11/04/2016 9:37:28 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 4, 2016 | Jim Quinn
    “History offers even more sobering warnings: Armed confrontation usually occurs around the climax of Crisis. If there is confrontation, it is likely to lead to war. This could be any kind of war – class war, sectional war, war against global anarchists or terrorists, or superpower war. If there is war, it is likely to culminate in total war, fought until the losing side has been rendered nil – its will broken, territory taken, and leaders captured.” – The Fourth Turning – Strauss & Howe -1997 As we enter the final stretch of this vitriolic, deplorable, venomous, propaganda saturated, deceitful,...
  • Civil War II - Fourth Turning Is Intensifying (Part 2)

    11/05/2016 4:41:53 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 20 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 5, 2016 | Jim Quinn
    In Part One of this article I laid out the case against the criminal establishment and how the regeneracy is being driven by the anti-establishment sentiment sweeping across the land. This atonement Fourth Turning will de-establish decade’s worth of delusional decisions. This election has destroyed the last vestiges of trust in this fraudulent system. This dysfunctional rigged presidential election reflects the tearing of the civic fabric at points of maximum susceptibility. As a country we have neglected, denied, or delayed necessary action on a plethora of vital issues threatening our long term viability as a nation. The deferral of difficult...
  • PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL BECOMES INTERNATIONAL LAW

    11/04/2016 11:16:11 AM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2016 | MICHAEL ASTOR
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Paris Agreement to combat climate change became international law on Friday - a landmark deal about tackling global warming amid growing fears that the world is becoming hotter even faster than scientists expected. So far, 96 countries, accounting for just over two-thirds of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, have formally joined the accord, which seeks to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). More countries are expected to come aboard in the coming weeks and months.
  • Atlantic Magazine Accidentally Reveals Importance of Second Amendment

    10/30/2016 2:18:27 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 18 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | October 30, 2016 | P.J. Gladnick
    I'm sure it wasn't the intention of the liberal Atlantic magazine but they published an article that provided an excellent reason for why the Second Amendment is so important. The article itself was about the turmoil in Venezuela. However, the story revealed the reason why the highly dissatisfied citizenry of that troubled nation are unable to remove their highly unpopular government: they lack ownership of guns and it is the government and their goons that have them. The article was authored by associate editor Siddhartha Mahanta and the subtitle reveals the bottom line of why the folks in Venezuela are...
  • ACLU Files to Force Catholic Hospitals to Sterilize Patients [semi-satire]

    10/30/2016 11:00:08 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 30 Oct 2016 | John Semmens
    This week the American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights demanding that it force Catholic hospitals to sterilize patients. The complaint alleges that the refusal to provide a service the religiously supported hospitals deem a violation of their faith is unlawful discrimination against women. ACLU spokesman Bertram Petty asserted that "religious dogma must yield to the government's right to determine what kinds of medical procedures are essential human rights under the Affordable Care Act. The government represents everyone. The Catholic Church represents a minority. Clearly, democracy requires that...
  • Hungarian and Polish Leaders Denounce “Sovietization” by EU

    10/28/2016 10:18:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 8 replies
    New American ^ | 25 October 2016 | Steve Byas
    The spirit of Brexit — the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union (EU) — is continuing, with the government leaders of both Hungary and Poland publicly denouncing the efforts of the EU to dilute their country’s national sovereignty, especially in the area of immigration from Middle Eastern countries. They also condemned the globalist hostility to the Christian faith. “People who love their freedom must save Brussels [the headquarters of the increasingly powerful and despotic EU] from Sovietization, from people who want to tell us who should live within our countries,” asserted Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán Sunday...
  • EPA Chief: ‘People Have to Start Living a Life That’s Commensurate with Reductions in Greenhouse..

    10/27/2016 10:59:35 AM PDT · by PROCON · 46 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | Oct. 24, 2016 | Eric Scheiner
    (CNSNews.com) -“People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases,” EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said while discussing the recent global deal to limit the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in air-conditioning and refrigeration. During a social media discussion with Mashable last week, McCarthy said that fighting climate change will “not have to be just what government does, but it has to be what people do.” “People have to start living a life that’s commensurate with reductions in greenhouse gases to the extent they can,” McCarthy said. “But also, as you said- demand government to be...
  • German Parents Fined €300 for Refusing to Permit Their Son to Visit Mosque

    10/26/2016 8:18:02 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | 26 Oct, 2016 | Baron Bodissey
    Parents in the German town of Rendsburg were assessed a €300 fine for refusing permission for their 13-year-old son to participate in a school field trip to a mosque. Apparently the “permission” that parents were asked to give was pro forma. It was not really optional. The visit was mandatory. The parents were fined. The boy will go to the mosque. Ve haf vays of making you visit the mosque… Many thanks to Nash Montana for translating this brief item from oe24.at: Student refuses mosque visit: €300 penalty Parents are lodging an appeal. But still a €300 penalty is looming,...