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  • Moskowitz: Biden Threatening Israel Makes It Harder to Get More Aid Into Gaza

    05/18/2024 9:35:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 6 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s “CNN News Central,” Rep. Jared Moskowitz (D-FL) stated that President Joe Biden’s threat to withhold certain weapons from Israel took pressure off Hamas and in doing so made it less likely to get a ceasefire deal, which makes it harder to get aid into Gaza and free the hostages. Moskowitz said that while he has issues with the House bill to force Biden to transfer weapons to Israel, the bill won’t become law anyway, so those concerns aren’t hugely relevant, and “my main purpose for voting for the bill is what I said earlier when the President decided...
  • Poland to Invest $2.5 Billion to Build Up Border Fortifications with Russia and Belarus

    05/18/2024 9:31:59 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) – Poland is investing about $2.5 billion to step up security and deterrence on its border with Russia and its ally Belarus, the prime minister said Saturday. Donald Tusk said work on the Shield-East project which includes building proper military fortifications has already begun. Poland is on the eastern flank of NATO and of the European Union and Tusk stressed it bears additional responsibility for Europe’s security.
  • NYC shoplifting soars with over 21K complaints lodged so far this year — causing CVS, Walgreens to close up shops

    05/18/2024 9:07:35 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 24 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | Lauren Ellie's Schram & Tina Moore
    New York City is losing drugstores as retail theft continues to surge. Gotham has logged 21,578 shoplifting complaints this year through May 12, up 5% from the 20,552 thefts during the same period last year. Manhattan has seen 8,896 incidents of retail theft alone. Crime is so rampant, national chains like Target, CVS and Walgreens are closing locations and tempering expansion plans. Target announced at the end of last year the closure of nine stores across four states, including one in Harlem, due to theft.
  • Iran prepares to execute Jewish man in case that sends dread through tiny Jewish community

    05/18/2024 8:56:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/18/2024 | David Propper
    Iranian authorities have sentenced a Jewish man to die — and they plan to carry out the execution as soon as Monday, sources told The Post. The case has sent a shockwave through the tiny Jewish community in the Islamic Republic, and Iranian Jewish expats and others in the Jewish community in New York and Israel are sounding the alarm that it is a clear miscarriage of justice. Arvin Ghahremani, 20, was working out at the gym in the Iranian city of Kermanshah, about 500 miles outside of Tehran, in November 2022 when he was ambushed by seven men, one...
  • Test Scores Down, GPAs Up: The New Angst Over Grade Inflation

    05/18/2024 7:52:58 AM PDT · by karpov · 27 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 17, 2024 | Matt Barnum
    Teachers’ grading practices have changed and students’ grades have drifted up in recent years, a pandemic-era legacy that is being met with mixed reaction from educators across the country. Dating back to 2020, when the pandemic upended American education overnight, many schools have adopted a more lenient approach to grading. Some eliminated zeros or removed penalties for late work. Many teachers report “giving grace” to struggling students. Others say they have felt pressure from administrators to limit failure rates. Higher grades have come even as students’ test scores and attendance rates have dropped. A study in Washington state found that...

    05/18/2024 7:39:16 AM PDT · by Lakeside Granny · 40 replies
  • Maher: U.S. Medical Establishment Too Scared to Admit Child Gender Transitions Are Dangerous Like Other Nations Have

    05/18/2024 6:52:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher reacted to the United Kingdom and Scandinavian nations walking back transitioning children by saying that America has tried to be so progressive, it’s actually behind the rest of the world and that the American medical establishment won’t make the same corrections other nations have because “They’re afraid.” Maher stated, “Let me add one more thing to our discussion there about rolling back some of the overexcesses in 2020…this is in the U.K., they are now pronouncing the United States as way behind. This is so, to me, symbolic of so...
  • London Mayor Khan Says Trump Is Homophobic, Racist, and Sexist, Demands Labour Party ‘Call Him Out’

    05/18/2024 6:20:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | Kurt Zindulka
    Donald Trump is a homophobe, sexist, and racist declared far-left Mayor of London Sadiq Khan while urging his party to do more to “call him out”. The “special relationship” between the United Kingdom and the United States may be in store for choppy waters as polls suggest former President Donald Trump is set to return to the White House and the left-wing Labour Party is widely projected to take power in Westminster as the two countries head towards general elections later this year.
  • Climate Crazies Glue Themselves to Munich Airport Runway

    05/18/2024 6:09:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/18/2024 | BREITBART LONDON
    BERLIN (AP) – German authorities closed down Munich airport temporarily on Saturday after six climate activists broke through a security fence and glued themselves to access routes leading to runways, officials and local media reported. The activists from the group Last Generation were protesting flying, the most polluting form of transportation, said the German news agency dpa. Police have detained the six. Incoming flights had to be diverted to other airports, an airport spokesperson said. After a couple of hours, the airport’s two runways were reopened though some disruptions to flight schedules may happen, a statement on the airport´s official...
  • Biden’s tariffs will make us pay more for cars we don’t want — but are forced to buy

    05/18/2024 6:00:28 AM PDT · by bitt · 15 replies ^ | 5/18/2024 | David Harsanyi
    Not long ago, President Biden promised to transform the American auto industry — “first with carrots, now with sticks” is the analogy The Washington Post used. Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m not sure I’d trust the president to drive my car, much less dictate the future of industrial policy. Yet Biden implemented draconian emissions limits for all vehicles, ensuring that within nine years 67% of all new passenger cars and trucks will be electric. In the old days, a centralized state controlling manufacturing and commerce, production, prices, wages and conditions in our biggest sectors would be called...
  • Experts say coral reef bleaching near record level globally because of 'crazy' ocean heat

    05/18/2024 5:13:17 AM PDT · by DoodleBob · 38 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | May 16, 2024 | Seth Borenstein
    Ocean temperatures that have gone “crazy haywire” hot, especially in the Atlantic, are close to making the current global coral bleaching event the worst in history. It's so bad that scientists are hoping for a few hurricanes to cool things off. More than three-fifths — 62.9% — of the world's coral reefs are badly hurting from a bleaching event that began last year and is continuing. That's nearing the record of 65.7% in 2017, when from 2009 to 2017 about one-seventh of the world's coral died, said Derek Manzello, coordinator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coral Reef Watch...
  • Group of UC Santa Cruz students celebrated Hitler's birthday, university says

    05/18/2024 5:03:19 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 4, 2024 | By Madilynne Medina
    A group of students allegedly celebrated Adolf Hitler’s birthday on the UC Santa Cruz campus, the university announced last week.
  • "Final Warning: America's Last Chance Before Collapse" | Victor Davis Hanson (VIDEO)

    05/17/2024 11:08:00 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 87 replies
    Victor Davis Hanson YouTube Channel ^ | Apr 14, 2024 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Video is 8:36 in length Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture. Victor discusses current political and social events and ideas, and current and past cultural trends.
  • Biden’s Climate Change Scare Tactics Aren’t Working: It's not among the top issues on the public’s list of concerns

    05/17/2024 8:48:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/17/2024 | Warren Beatty
    First, the stage must be set. The joke that currently occupies the Bully Pulpit says he’s the first climate president, says he’s making history by confronting the climate crisis, not denying it. “I’m taking the most significant action on climate ever in the history of the world.” Now to his latest tactic.Biden gave a warning on climate change in September 2021, when he surveyed damage caused by Hurricane Ida in New York and New Jersey. “We’ve got to listen to the scientists ... they all tell us this is code red. ... The nation and the world are in peril,...
  • Trump to hold first NY rally since 2016, weeks after massive Jersey Shore gathering

    05/17/2024 8:42:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies ^ | 5/17/2024 | Victor Nava
    Former President Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in the South Bronx next week, and his first major gathering of supporters in his native state since his first White House bid comes on the heels of a record-breaking event at the Jersey Shore. The May 23 rally will take place at 6 p.m. in Crotona Park, and the Trump campaign has a permit for up to 3,500 people to attend, his campaign announced Friday. Trump, 77, is expected to speak on the Empire State’s economy, crime rate and migrant crisis. It’s his first rally in his birth state since...
  • The 3 Moments ‘Star Witness’ Michael Cohen Just Undermined Bragg’s ‘Get Trump’ Case

    05/17/2024 8:39:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 05/17/2024 | BRIANNA LYMAN
    Cohen’s testimony on cross-examination unraveled his claims about Trump’s motivations, a phone call he previously alleged, and his collusion with Bragg.Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s flimsy case against former President Donald Trump rests on the testimony of its star witness, convicted liar Michael Cohen. But unsurprisingly, Cohen — and his allegations against Trump — fell apart on the witness stand under cross-examination by Trump’s defense team on Thursday.Even CNN couldn’t help but admit it.“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a star cooperating witness get his knees chopped out quite as clearly and dramatically as what just happened with Michael Cohen,”...
  • Teacher in Viral Video Who Defended J.K. Rowling Has Been Fired. Here's His Reaction.

    05/17/2024 8:36:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/17/2024 | Matt Vespa
    It happened in February. It’s a video where a teacher, Warren Smith, is seen engaging in a conversation with a student who alleged that J.K. Rowling was transphobic. It quickly went viral. In less than five minutes, Smith, uncondescending, forces the student to rethink his position. The student admits he feels like an idiot after the pair discussed the phrasing and logical trajectory of the debate about the Harry Potter creator who has become persona non grata for her views on gender despite being an ardent leftist. This is utterly brilliant. A student accuses @jk_rowling of being transphobic. This teacher...
  • Van Jones: Young Black Men Haven’t Seen Crime, Policing Addressed How They Wanted Under Biden

    05/17/2024 7:45:31 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/17/2024 | Ian hatchett
    On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” CNN Senior Political Commentator and former Obama Adviser Van Jones discussed President Joe Biden’s upcoming commencement speech at Morehouse College and stated that the people he’ll be speaking to think “their issues when it comes to police reform, when it comes to violence in the streets, have not been given the force they expected.”
  • U.S. issues worldwide travel warning for LGBTQ community

    05/17/2024 7:05:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    KTLA ^ | May 17, 2024 | Austin Turner
    The United States Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution aimed at “LGBTQI+ persons and events” on Friday, warning that there is increased potential for organized terrorist-inspired violence. Friday’s alert didn’t allude to any specific threats or locations but singled out the LGBT+ community as a potential target of attack.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops: May Music ~ 18 May 2024

    05/17/2024 6:00:14 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 85 replies
    Our Troops Rock !! | The Canteen Crew and FRiend
    ***** Tunes For Our Troops ~ The Freeper Canteen Music Dedication Presents: "May" Music ~ *****~ Support The Artists You Hear Throughout The Canteen ! ~ ***** Warning: Not all music may be appropriate for children! Please click with caution. Thank you! Tunes For The Troops This music is provided for the entertainment of our Troops, Veterans, Allies & their families! Enjoy the variety of musical selections that the Canteen DJs provide throughout the thread. Please ping any DJ with your requests for the Troops! All music is removed on Monday.Thanks to all the DJs for their time &...