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  • 'Squad' Dem Greg Casar who proudly voted to defund Austin Police is slammed after requesting enhanced police patrols at his home

    12/24/2023 2:40:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/24/23 | Kamal Sultan
    A congressman with links to ‘The Squad’ who proudly voted to defund Austin police has been slammed after he requested enhanced patrols outside his home in the Texas city. Democrat Rep. Greg Casar was a prominent voice in the defunding of the Austin Police Department as a member of the city council in 2020 following the Black Lives Matter movement. Last week he also criticized the force for alleged racist practices. Now, he has submitted a request through the United States Capitol Police in Washington, DC, for a police patrol at his house - the request was forwarded to Austin...
  • 'This is Definitely Plagiarism': Harvard University President Claudine Gay Copied Entire Paragraphs From Others’ Academic Work and Claimed Them as Her Own

    12/11/2023 3:28:45 PM PST · by george76 · 79 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 11, 2023 | Aaron Sibarium
    Harvard University president Claudine Gay plagiarized numerous academics over the course of her academic career, at times airlifting entire paragraphs and claiming them as her own work, according to reviews by several scholars. In four papers published between 1993 and 2017, including her doctoral dissertation, Gay, a political scientist, paraphrased or quoted nearly 20 authors—including two of her colleagues in Harvard University’s department of government—without proper attribution, according to a Washington Free Beacon analysis. Other examples of possible plagiarism, all from Gay’s dissertation, were publicized Sunday by the Manhattan Institute’s Christopher Rufo and Karlstack’s Chris Brunet. The Free Beacon worked...
  • I Was Shouted Down for Condemning Hamas in an Oakland City Council Meeting

    12/01/2023 5:08:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Jweekly ^ | TERESA DRENICK
    This story was originally published in the Forward. Click here to get the Forward’s free email newsletters delivered to your inbox. After being shouted down in Oakland City Hall, I headed back to my seat. The next speaker scowled at me, called me a b—h, and stepped up to the podium. She then firmly proclaimed that it was Israel, not Hamas, who carried out the atrocities in southern Israel. On Monday night, I headed to the Oakland City Council meeting to deliver a one-minute public comment asking for an amendment to a resolution calling for a cease-fire between Israel and...
  • The Reason Arab Nations Reject Palestinian Refugees Might Not Be What People Think

    11/19/2023 7:03:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/19/2023 | Jeff Charles
    The current war between Israel and Hamas has not only raised questions about the conflict itself but also about the history and politics behind it. One of the more pressing questions concerns the plight of the Palestinian refugees and their descendants, and it is a question that has been asked since the crisis began after Israel’s War of Independence in 1948.The question is: Why haven’t Arab nations taken in Palestinian refugees and assimilated them into their own societies?It would make sense, wouldn’t it? The easiest way for the entities claiming to care about Palestinians to ease their burdens would be...
  • Fiery right-wing populist Javier Milei wins Argentina's presidency and promises 'drastic' changes

    11/19/2023 6:54:03 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    MSN via Associated Press ^ | 11/19/2023 | DANIEL POLITI and DAVID BILLER
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Populist Javier Milei resoundingly won Argentina's presidential election Sunday, swinging the country to the right following a fiercely polarized campaign in which he promised a dramatic shake-up to the state to deal with soaring inflation and rising poverty. With 99.4% of votes tallied in the presidential runoff, Milei had 55.7% and Economy Minister Sergio Massa 44.3%, according to Argentina's electoral authority. It is the widest victory margin in a presidential race since the South American country's return to democracy in 1983. In the streets of Buenos Aires, drivers honked their horns and many took to...
  • Dissent over US policy in the Israel-Hamas war stirs public protests from federal employees

    11/19/2023 6:48:22 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 19 replies
    KSBW ^ | November 20, 2023 | ELLEN KNICKMEYER
    Federal government workers from the State Department to NASA are circulating open letters demanding that President Joe Biden pursue a cease-fire in Israel's war against Hamas. Congressional staffers are picking up microphones in front of the Capitol, speaking out to condemn what they say is the silence of lawmakers about the toll on Palestinian civilians.
  • By Releasing the J6 Tapes, Speaker Johnson May Have Saved America

    11/19/2023 5:21:38 PM PST · by KierkegaardMAN · 38 replies
    The Stream ^ | 11/19/2023 | John Zmirak
    …My New Litmus Test is January 6 But right now, my litmus test issue isn’t abortion. Or mass, low-skill immigration. Or gun rights, religious freedom, national security, or any one of the many crucial questions that bedevil our stumbling country. A candidate could step forward who checks every one of those boxes, and at this point I’d keep my arms folded. That is, until he answered another simple, straightforward question: Do you believe in letting the Democrats steal our elections, stifle any challenges, and unjustly imprison citizens who protest all that — and will you collude with Democrats to keep...
  • United Nations slammed for silence over Hamas rapes, mutilation and murder of Israeli women, critics say

    11/19/2023 4:27:46 PM PST · by grundle · 36 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2023 | Ruth Marks Eglash
    JERUSALEM – Women’s rights groups and officials in Israel who have been working tirelessly for the past six weeks to document cases of rape and gender-based atrocities carried out by Hamas terrorists during their mass, brutal terror attack in Israel on Oct. 7., say the United Nations is ignoring them. They say they have also shared much of this evidence, some of it horrifyingly graphic and all of it extremely intimate, with the United Nations and groups that protect and empower women. The response: Silence. "We’ve sent letters and shared graphic documentation," Sarah Weiss Maudi, a senior diplomat and legal...
  • More than a million Palestinians in Gaza are now displaced; why are Arab countries not opening their doors?

    11/19/2023 4:16:51 PM PST · by grundle · 48 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | November 19, 2023 | Ruth Marks Eglash
    ... not one country came forward with a viable solution, even temporarily, for the 1.5 million civilians who, according to the latest U.N. figures, are now internally displaced in the southern section of the Strip. Al-Hindi said the primary reason why even the moderate states, most of which have diplomatic ties with Israel, have not taken practical steps to help the civilian population in Gaza is due to their aversion to Hamas and its goals." "As a result, many Arab countries are concerned that aiding the Gazans could inadvertently benefit Hamas, given that the organization has ruled in Gaza for...
  • Muzzle: A Powerful Movie About Honor, Made by People Who Don’t Hate Americans or Christians

    11/19/2023 4:54:32 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 4 replies
    Stream Dot Org ^ | 18 Nov 2023 | Mark Judge`
    When a movie on Rotten Tomatoes has a high audience approval rating and a low critical rating, it usually means that conservatives will like it. It’s usually a movie for the people and not for the “elites.”Such is the case with Muzzle, a film that was released in September and is now out on DVD. Muzzle is is a good solid piece of movie-making created by that rarest of breeds: Hollywood people who don’t hate normal Americans. The film is rated 16+. Criminals are depicted as awful people, drugs as soul-killers, and moms and newborn babies as healing miracles. There...
  • Family Businesses Can’t Afford to Lose Access to Reliable Electricity

    11/19/2023 5:01:22 PM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | November 16, 2023 | Palmer Schoening
    Dependable, low-cost electricity is essential to keeping the lights on for millions of American family-owned businesses. It is the type of essential item that touches nearly every aspect of our lives; the bakery relies on ovens, the repair shop on power tools, and the local grocer on refrigeration, and on and on. A consistent and affordable power source ensures that they can operate without interruption and keep prices competitive for their customers despite low margins and a fragile economy. Unfortunately, misguided federal policies now threaten to further disrupt our electric grid and could cause these business to shutter. In the...
  • The biggest pot distributor in California has collapsed

    11/19/2023 5:27:10 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    SF Gate ^ | November 19, 2023 | By Lester Black
    This spring, rumors were swirling that HERBL, one of California’s largest cannabis distribution companies, was on the verge of collapse. So Mike Beaudry, the company’s CEO, sent out an email on May 18 declaring that “these rumors are categorically not true. HERBL continues to be fully operational.” Less than a month later, HERBL had completely collapsed. HERBL’s failure left a trail of damage that hurt small pot brands and shorted the state some $17 million in unpaid taxes. HERBL is only the latest high-flying California pot startup to crumble, following companies like Flow Kana, which raised $175 million in capital...
  • ‘Napoleon’ Director Ridley Scott Dismisses Critics: “The French Don’t Even Like Themselves’

    11/19/2023 5:39:58 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 35 replies
    DeaDLINE ^ | 19 Nov 2023 | Caroline Frosgt
    Ridley Scott has been typically dismissive of critics taking issue with his forthcoming movie Napoleon, particularly French ones. While his big-screen epic, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the embattled French emperor with Vanessa Kirby as his wife Josephine, has earned the veteran director plaudits in the UK, French critics have been less gushing, with Le Figaro saying the film could have been called “Barbie and Ken under the Empire,” French GQ calling the film “deeply clumsy, unnatural and unintentionally clumsy” and Le Point magazine quoting biographer Patrice Gueniffey calling the film “very anti-French and pro-British.” “When you start to go ‘oh...
  • F1 fans tore down view-blocking screens during Las Vegas GP

    11/19/2023 5:49:45 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    Motorsport ^ | 19 Nov 2023 | Alex Kalinauckas
    Formula 1 fans watching the Las Vegas Grand Prix tore down controversial track view-blocking screens along the public areas of the city’s famous Strip during the returning race, has learned. The race had already courted some controversy in the weeks leading up to this weekend on this element when view-blocking filters were applied to areas of pedestrian bridges running over the Strip that prevented people without tickets from seeing the track. When attempts were made to remove this by local residents, it was replaced in the relevant areas and had cage-like structures added that also covered the bridges' upper...
  • New J6 Footage Shows Capitol Police May Have Incited Riot By Firing Munitions Into Peaceful Crowd

    11/19/2023 5:59:39 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies ^ | November 19th 2023, 8:36 am | InfoWars
    House Speaker Mike Johnson has released over 40,000 hours of J6 footage including capitol police body cam footage to the public in the interests of transparency, an action which should have been taken years ago. Each new piece of footage only confirms what many Americans already understood – That the few scant minutes of available video recycled by the media paint a false picture of what really happened. Many would argue that J6 was nothing more than a protest that was turned into a riot by police incitement and establishment spin. Even worse, there are many people now languishing in...
  • Breaking: Democrats Officially Call For Biden's Removal

    11/19/2023 6:18:16 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 61 replies
    Banned.Video ^ | Nov 19, 2023 | The Alex Jones Show
    Biden in total freefall
  • Sleep length and shift work linked to increased risk of elevated blood pressure

    11/19/2023 3:22:02 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 11 replies
    Short sleep lengths, daytime napping and even long sleep lengths have been linked to an increased risk of elevated blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, a new study has found. Using data from the UK Biobank, the study is the first study to demonstrate that independent of other factors, circadian rhythm-disrupting behaviors, including shift work, have an adverse effect on blood pressure regulation. "We found that compromised sleep health or nightshift work are associated with elevated blood pressure in both males and females and across all age groups," Professor Morag Young said. "What we've found is that having circadian rhythms out...
  • 12-year-old girl charged with murder in stabbing death of 37-year-old woman

    11/19/2023 3:18:26 PM PST · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 11/16/2023 | John Haworth
    LONDON -- A 12-year-old girl has been arrested and charged with murder after allegedly stabbing a 37-year-old woman to death, police said. In the early hours of Thursday morning in Melbourne, Australia, in an inner-city suburb called Footscray, Victoria Police said a “37-year-old woman was located deceased shortly before 2 a.m.” and that a 12-year-old girl is suspected of fatally stabbing the woman to death at an address on Barkly Street, according to authorities. Victoria Police did not say if the deceased woman and the suspect knew each other and have not yet revealed their identities. No motive is currently...
  • Florida woman arrested after victim said she ‘tried to rip my face off’ over thermostat dispute [She said/She said]

    11/19/2023 3:16:42 PM PST · by simpson96 · 31 replies
    Local10 ^ | 11/19/2023
    NEAR BOCA RATON, Fla. – A Florida woman has been arrested after she allegedly attacked a woman over 65 because she messed with the thermostat in their home. According to the arrest affidavit, Palm Beach Sheriff’s deputies said they responded to a domestic violence call at a home near Boca Raton earlier this month. Deputies say a woman at the home said that she had gone to adjust the thermostat, when Breiland Springer “came up behind her and grabbed her by her face.” The victim stated that Springer, 31, “tried to rip my face off.” The deputy noted in the...
  • Greg Abbott: ‘You Need a New President” as He Endorses Donald Trump

    11/19/2023 11:24:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/19/2023 | BOB PRICE and RANDY CLARK
    EDINGURG, Texas — Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsed former President Donald Trump in his race to become Republican nominee for President of the United States. “You need new president,” Abbott said to the mayors of New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. on Sunday. “Joe Biden has failed at national security. We need a president that will secure the border.”