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  • Air Force Academy apologizes for 'microaggressions' after making Michael Jordan reference in email

    02/18/2018 10:14:09 PM PST · by Enchante · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 17, 2018 | Katie Leach
    A top official at the Air Force Academy apologized for “microaggressions” that appeared in a school-wide email on haircut standards amid backlash to a reference to NBA great Michael Jordan. Cadets received the email on Wednesday from Master Sgt. Zachary Parish commenting on haircuts that did not meet the Academy’s standards and cast a “negative impression” on the “cadet population and armed service members at large.” Parish went on draw a comparison to Jordan. "He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,"...
  • How America Can Make a Medal Comeback in Pyeongchang

    02/18/2018 5:58:26 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 58 replies
    NBC New York ^ | February 18, 2018 | Chris Blake
    The United States has won at least 25 Winter Olympic medals at each of the last four Games. With one week to go in Pyeongchang, the Americans have visited the podium just 10 times and are on pace to post their lowest medal count at Winter Games since 1998. After winning 13 medals each at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and 1998 Nagano Olympics, Team USA medal totals at Olympic Winter Games increased exponentially. First, it was 34 trips to the podium in 2002 at Salt Lake City. Then, 25 medals at Turin in 2006. A record 37 Winter Olympic medals...
  • 10 Reasons Why Heterosexual Men Should Leave America

    02/18/2018 1:35:13 AM PST · by vannrox · 39 replies
    RooshV ^ | December 16, 2013 | RooshV
    The following list describes the benefits you will receive if you take a long journey to Eastern Europe, South America, or Southeast Asia.1. You will sleep with thinner women who don’t have attitude American women can be quite beautiful if they maintain their appearance, but there still exists problems with their attitude that comes from two things: (1) A female-worship culture that makes them entitled and arrogant, and (2) A tidal wave of thirsty men giving an avalanche of affections directly to their iPhones. Foreign women simply have better personalities: they are sweeter, kinder, more deferential, more interesting, and...
  • Olympics: USA gets 1st Gold Medal!

    02/10/2018 7:00:39 PM PST · by hoagy62 · 46 replies
    Olympic.org | Hoagy62
    17-year-old Red Gerard from Silverthorn, CO wins the Men's Snowboarding Slopestyle.
  • Why Pro-Liberty People Should Care about the UN and Multilateralism

    02/10/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2018 | Freddie Whitlow
    President Trump’s first State of the Union speech made it evident that his “America First” foreign policy will eschew diplomacy, multilateralism, free trade, and protection of refugees and migrants. This is why now, more than ever, those within the broader liberty movement should support U.S. involvement in the U.N. and other multinational institutions. The U.S. has a pivotal role in this as a permanent Security Council member, and wields great power in promoting American values on the global stage. As of 2016, Pew research shows that 64 percent of Americans have a favorable view of the UN, whereas 29 percent have...
  • DEMOCRATS BOO AMERICA

    01/31/2018 3:45:55 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Anncoulter.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Ann Coulter
    Unlike the president, I don't call everything "incredible," but Trump's State of the Union address was incredible, beautifully delivered. (This guy could have a future in television!) As proof, I cite every single media outlet bitterly complaining after the speech that, as MSNBC's chyron put it: "TRUMP FAILS TO MENTION RUSSIA'S ELECTION MEDDLING IN STATE OF THE UNION." He did not address the elephant in the room! A lot of people don't like Trump, but no one was thinking that. It's only an elephant in your room, media. This is the very definition of solipsistic. What did they want him...
  • Americans more likely than Europeans to stand up against anti-Semitism, experts say

    01/23/2018 6:37:42 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | January 23, 2018 7:20am | Ron Kampeas
    It’s better here: That was the message of a panel of experts considering the rise of the extreme right and of anti-Semitism in the United States and Europe. That was the good news at the forum Monday sponsored by Georgetown University’s Center for Jewish Civilization. No one, however, could quite pin down why Americans were more resistant to anti-Semitism than Europeans. “It’s far from perfect,” said Ira Forman, until January the international anti-Semitism monitor for the State Department. “We do it now better than we did 50 years ago, there’s no guarantee we will continue to do it, and frankly,...
  • Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US, says report

    01/05/2018 12:13:18 PM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Euronews ^ | 1/4/18 | Alice Cuddy
    The Muslim population in the US is growing at a rate of around 100,000 per year By the year 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians, according to projections by a leading American think tank. Pew Research Center estimates there were some 3.45 million Muslims living in the US in 2017, accounting for around 1.1 percent of the country’s total population.
  • 2018: The Year in Review

    01/02/2018 2:17:08 PM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 7 replies
    Omega Letter ^ | 1/1/18 | Pete Garcia
    Another significantly prophetic year has come to its end and there needs to be some follow-up for the predictions I made the previous January, as well as my forecast for 2018. With all the fascinating historical and biblical timeframes associated with the year 2017; 2018 likewise proves to be an even more prophetically charged due to the compounding nature of the convergence. Here is a link to last January’s article for reference. The hits are the things I got correct. The TBD is something I predicted but has not yet come to fruition, though still tentative. The misses are clear...
  • USA Cuts $285 Million from UN Funding

    12/26/2017 6:38:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 22 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    It’s Christmas and we’ve just got word about one of the best-ever Christmas gifts a patriot could ever wish for: the US ambassador at the UN Nikki Haley just announced that she negotiated a $285 million cut in United Nations’ “bloated budget”. That’s a big chunk of taxpayers dollars that will not be wasted on that globalist institution next year. Nikki Haley made the announcement on Sunday and she was quoted as saying: “The inefficiency and overspending of the United Nations are well known. We will no longer let the generosity of the American people be taken advantage of or...
  • The West's Steadfast Misunderstanding of Turkey and Islam

    12/25/2017 7:22:07 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 24, 2017 at 4:30 am | Uzay Bulut
    Fundamentalist Muslims in Turkey -- and elsewhere -- do not see jihad, forced conversions or other forms of persecution against non-Muslims as criminal. On the contrary, their religious scriptures openly command them "to chop off heads and fingers, and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding," among many other openly violent teachings. Hence, what the rest of the world would describe as "genocide," "massacre," "terrorism," or "ethnic cleansing" is viewed by radical Muslims as a "righteous" way of spreading Islam and of liberating kafir (infidel) lands. Erdogan is clearly such a radical, which is why he takes pride in...
  • CIA Director Mike Pompeo: President Trump's Tweeting Has Actually Helped Us

    12/05/2017 1:37:57 PM PST · by drewh · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 hours ago | By Debra Heine
    The mainstream media's usual hand-wringing about President Trump's Twitter habit morphed into hyperventilation last week after he shared several "unverified" tweets about terrorism, but the director of the Central Intelligence Agency surprisingly doesn't have a problem with it. CIA Director Mike Pompeo said at a national security event in Simi Valley, California, over the weekend that Trump's tweeting has actually yielded helpful intelligence. The current CIA director sat down with former CIA director Leon Panetta and Fox News host Brett Baier for an hour of discussion on world events from a security perspective at The Reagan National Defense Forum on...
  • Securing N Korea nukes would require US ground invasion: Report

    11/07/2017 5:29:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Tribune India ^ | 11/5/17
    North Korea could use biological and chemical weapons in the event of a conflict and the only way to locate and secure all of its nuclear weapons sites “with complete certainty” is through an invasion of ground forces, the Pentagon has warned.In a letter to lawmakers, the Pentagon said that a full discussion of US capabilities to “counter North Korea’s ability to respond with a nuclear weapon and to eliminate” its nuclear weapons located in underground sites is best suited for a classified briefing, the Washington Post reported.The letter, reportedly written by vice-director of the Pentagon’s Joint Staff Rear Adm....
  • Facebook Blocked Account Of Exiled Billionaire In NYC After China Complaint

    11/02/2017 8:31:24 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 8 replies
    TPM ^ | November 1, 2017 | SAM THIELMAN
    Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch admitted to the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday that his company had taken down the account of Chinese dissident Guo Wengui, who lives in the US, on the strength of a report filed to the tech giant by the Chinese government. Guo, a billionaire living in New York City who is a harsh critic of the Chinese government, published on Facebook “sometimes outlandish tales of deep corruption among family members of top Communist Party officials,” the New York Times wrote a month ago, as it reported that Guo’s account had been taken down. Republican Sen....
  • GAME OVER: NFL Owners STUNNED as Ratings PLUNGE 25%

    10/30/2017 6:25:08 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 183 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 10/30/2017 | Staff
    The National Football League continues to struggle with furious fans as player protests enter their second month, with ratings for the NFL’s flagship ‘Sunday Night Football’ down a staggering 25% from this time last week. According to Deadline Hollywood, television viewership for the troubled football association continued its free fall from previous weeks, with roughly one quarter fewer fans tuning in as the Detroit Lions faced off against the Pittsburgh Steelers. “With that, as the league and broadcasters have been losing ratings traction and snared in political controversy this season, last night’s Week 8 NFL game is down a hard...
  • Sessions threatened to quit over Chinese dissident

    10/25/2017 5:41:31 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 24 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 25, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions went to the mat recently against pro-China officials within the Trump administration to prevent the forcible return of a dissident businessman to China. According to a person familiar with the issue, Mr. Sessions told administration officials during a meeting this spring that he would resign before agreeing to send back Chinese businessman Guo Wengui, who Beijing says is wanted on corruption charges but who has become a major political thorn in the side of the Chinese Communist Party leadership. Mr. Sessions made the resignation threat in the face of pressure from officials at the White House...
  • Guo Wengui: A Ticking Time Bomb for US-China Ties in the Trump Era?

    10/24/2017 9:56:46 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 1 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | October 24, 2017 | Ankit Panda
    On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published a gripping account of fugitive billionaire Guo Wengui’s time in the United States and efforts by Chinese security services to apprehend him. The story is well worth the read and sheds light on how agents with China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS) — the country’s foreign and domestic intelligence arm — attempted to retrieve Guo in New York City, where he currently resides. (Guo has lived outside China since 2015.) Guo, who also goes by Miles Kwok, is something of a celebrity in the China-watching world for the spectacular allegations he’s gradually unveiled...
  • China’s Pursuit of Fugitive Businessman Guo Wengui Kicks Off Manhattan Caper Worthy of Spy Thriller

    10/23/2017 7:32:04 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 4 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 22, 2017 | Kate O’Keeffe, Aruna Viswanatha and Cezary Podkul
    Guo Wengui, a wealthy Chinese businessman, sat in the sun room of his apartment on the 18th-floor of the Sherry-Netherland Hotel on New York’s Fifth Avenue. With him were four officials from China’s Ministry of State Security, whom Mr. Guo had agreed to meet.
  • The United States Withdraws From UNESCO

    10/12/2017 2:38:39 PM PDT · by Covenantor · 23 replies
    US Department of State ^ | October 12, 2017 | US State Department
    Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC October 12, 2017 On October 12, 2017, the Department of State notified UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova of the U.S. decision to withdraw from the organization and to seek to establish a permanent observer mission to UNESCO. This decision was not taken lightly, and reflects U.S. concerns with mounting arrears at UNESCO, the need for fundamental reform in the organization, and continuing anti-Israel bias at UNESCO. The United States indicated to the Director General its desire to remain engaged with UNESCO as a non-member observer state in order to contribute U.S. views, perspectives...
  • Dissident Reveals Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans Targeting U.S.

    10/09/2017 6:36:12 PM PDT · by RohanKapoor · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 9, 2017 | Bill Gertz
    China earlier this year ordered the dispatch of 27 intelligence officers to the United States as part of a larger campaign of subversion, according to a leading Chinese dissident. Guo Wengui, a billionaire real estate mogul, disclosed what he said was an internal Communist Party document authorizing the Ministry of State Security to send the spies, described as "people's police officers." Guo, who is being sought by the Chinese government in a bid to silence his disclosures of high-level corruption and intelligence activity, denounced the Beijing regime as corrupt and called for a "revolution" to reform the system. "My only...