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  • Pro-Palestinian Protesters Want UCSC to Cut Ties With Hillel and Chabad

    05/23/2024 3:30:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Jewish Weekly ^ | MAY 23, 2024 | Andrew Lapin
    Pro-Palestinian encampment protesters at dozens of universities have called for their administrations to divest from Israel. But on two campuses, activists are asking their schools to split from organizations closer to home that they say are complicit in Israeli crimes. At Drexel University in Philadelphia and the University of California, Santa Cruz, pro-Palestinian protesters have demanded their universities cut ties with, or “terminate” the presence of, the schools’ Hillel chapters. The Drexel protesters also demand that the university “Immediately terminate Drexel Chabad,” an outpost of the Hasidic outreach movement. The protesters, including some Jewish students, argue that Hillel’s Zionist stance...
  • Harvard graduates walk out of commencement after weeks of protests

    05/23/2024 12:43:09 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2024 | MIRANDA NAZZARO
    Hundreds of graduates at Harvard University walked out of their commencement Thursday after the school announced 13 students who participated in the recent pro-Palestinian protests on campus would not be allowed to receive their diplomas with fellow students. Groups of graduates walked out chanting “Free, Free Palestine” and “Let them walk, let them walk” in reference to the students barred from walking at the ceremony, The Associated Press reported. A total of more than 1,000 students participated in the walkout, according to the school’s protest groups.
  • Rare Tornado Hits Haiti, Injuring Dozens and Leaving Hundreds More Homeless

    05/23/2024 11:55:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | JOHN HAYWARD
    A rare tornado struck the northern Haitian community of Bassin-Bleu on Tuesday, injuring more than 50 people and leaving about 300 homeless, according to the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs. Emergency response operations for the tornado continued through Thursday morning, and local officials warned of major disruptions to transportation and power in the area. Local officials said they might impose curfews, especially if more severe weather occurs. U.N. officials and local media said ten of the reported injuries were serious enough to require hospitalization. Heavy rains sweeping through much of Haiti hindered rescue efforts and could lead to floods...
  • Bird flu infects second person in US: What we know

    05/23/2024 11:25:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/23/2024 | LAUREN IRWIN -
    A farmworker in Michigan is the second person to become infected with the current H5N1 bird flu virus. The farmworker had mild symptoms and has since recovered, local health officials said. According to Michigan’s chief medical executive, Natasha Bagdasarian, the current health risk to the public remains low, but the virus has circulated in dairy and poultry farms across the country this spring. Here’s what we know about the bird flu infections.
  • For My Enemies, The Law

    05/23/2024 10:59:28 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 3 replies
    American Mind ^ | 05.23.2024 | Trent D. Laviano
    For My Enemies, The LawAnarcho-Tyranny is punishment of the innocent for the benefit of the guilty.The current condition in the United States has been described as been described as a state of “anarcho-tyranny.” This term, originally coined by paleo-conservative writer Sam Francis, was recently defined by Tucker Carlson as “selective punishment while ignoring the rule of law.”This condition was exemplified by a recent incident in Oakland, California that was so egregious that it would have been literally unimaginable until recently. Victor Silva is 102 years old and in a wheelchair. He was notified by the city that he is expected...
  • The latest Harvard-Harris poll is just chock full of good news if you oppose the Democrat party and support Israel.

    05/23/2024 10:43:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2024 | Andrea Widburg
    Harvard-Harris just dropped its poll of information gathered on May 15-16, and it’s a doozy. If you’re hostile to Democrats and Biden’s presidency, and you support Israel, you’ll love the results of this poll of 1,660 registered voters.It’s easy to get too deep in the weeds with poll results, so I’ll try to give you the top-line information from this cheering poll.Some of the “good” news is actually sad, and that’s the fact that Americans are unhappy with their lives in Biden’s America. Only 55% of Democrats think America is headed in the right direction, while 14% of Republicans and...
  • Video: Ted Cruz demonstrates for a leftist-activist judicial nominee why he's Supreme Court material

    05/23/2024 10:26:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2024 | Monica Showalter
    Sen. Ted Cruz did a masterly takedown of a radical left-wing magistrate judge in a line of questions over her decision to place a 6 foot 2 inch transgender 'woman' with full male genitalia convicted of child rapes and passing child pornography into a women's prison after she dismissed warnings from prison officials. The exchange can be seen here: Absolute FIRE line of questioning from @SenTedCruz today 🔥🔥🔥 bravo! "Do they have the right to not have a 6'2" man who is a repeat serial rapist put in as their cell mate?" — Riley Gaines (@Riley_Gaines_) May 23, 2024The...
  • An Effective Trump Presidency Requires Republican Control of Congress

    05/23/2024 10:14:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/23/2024 | Steve McCann
    Because virtually all the polling firms publish essentially the same results, there is little doubt that if an honest election were held today Donald Trump would handily defeat Joe Biden in the Electoral College vote. Further, as long as an increasingly senescent, unpopular, and compromised Joe Biden remains the Democrat nominee, Trump should win at least 270-290 electoral votes (270 needed to win the presidency) in November despite the inevitable Democrat duplicity, lawfare, and voter fraud and machinations. If faced with the potential scenario of not being able to replace Biden, the Democrats are going to single-mindedly focus on races...
  • Google’s ‘AI Overviews’ advises adding glue to pizza sauce, lists ‘health benefits’ of tobacco for tweens

    05/23/2024 10:01:31 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 23, 2024 | Thomas Barrabi
    Google’s AI-generated search results are already being slammed as a “disaster” that “can no longer be trusted” — with critics citing bizarre responses that have included advising adding glue to pizza sauce and touting the health benefits of tobacco for kids. In a controversial feature that critics say poses dire threats to traditional media outlets, Google’s chatbot auto-generates summaries for complex user queries while effectively demoting links to other websites. Dubbed “AI Overviews,” the feature rolled out to all US users beginning last week and is expected to reach more than 1 billion users by the end of the year...
  • Pope Francis Lauds Gavin Newsom for Moratorium on Death Penalty

    05/23/2024 9:47:57 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D.
    ROME — Pope Francis congratulated California governor Gavin Newsom for his refusal to carry out the death penalty and for California’s leadership in fighting climate change, the governor’s office reported. “I was struck by how he immediately brought up the issue of the death penalty and how proud he was of the work we’re doing in California,” Newsom said after a May 16 meeting with the pontiff in the Vatican. “I was struck by that because I wasn’t anticipating that, especially in the context of this convening.” Shortly after his inauguration in 2019, Newsom issued an executive order imposing a...
  • George Barna identifies biggest threats facing the Church: 'We've reached a time of Christian invisibility'

    05/23/2024 9:05:27 AM PDT · by fwdude · 37 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | May 21, 2024 | Leah MarieAnn Klett, Assistant Editor
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — George Barna, a leading expert in church and worldview trends, has weighed in on some of the biggest issues facing the Church — including the steady decrease in a biblical worldview and dwindling concern for spiritual formation — at a time of "Christian invisibility in our culture." .... “People have become more selfish, churches have become less influential, pastors have become less Bible-centric,” Barna, who now serves as the director of research at the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, said.
  • Even high-earning tech workers can’t afford most NYC apartments: Report

    05/23/2024 8:49:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Hannah Frishberg
    The Big Apple has become so unaffordable, even six-figure salary earners are finding themselves priced out. That’s according to a new report from real estate listings website StreetEasy, which says that New York City apartments have become so expensive, it’s not just lower income households struggling to pay rent. Those in the tech sector, where annual wages are $135,089 — 52% higher than average — could afford only one in three NYC rentals on the market in 2023. For entry-level tech workers, who make an average salary of $75,262, only 2.1% of studio and one-bedroom rentals were within reach, which...
  • Nolte: Doomed CNN’s Primetime Ratings Hit 33-Year Low

    05/23/2024 8:25:50 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | JOHN NOLTE
    “CNN suffered its worst ratings among primetime viewers in the most coveted demographic by advertisers” since 1991, reports the New York Post. Glorious. “The [disgraced] cable channel … drew just 83,000 viewers aged 25 to 54 during the week of May 13-19 from 8 to 11 p.m. — its lowest-rated week since 1991, according to Nielsen.” Glorious! “Fox News garnered more than twice the audience in the key demo, with 186,000 viewers, according to Nielsen. Left-leaning MSNBC was a distant second with 111,000, the data showed.” GLORIOUS. Struggling CNN dropped into fourth place behind Newsmax for prime time viewership ratings...
  • Avoid UCLA-Educated Doctors, Part II: Westwood's DEI Blue, and Yale Too

    05/23/2024 8:03:54 AM PDT · by DeweyCA · 7 replies ^ | 5-23-24 | Ed Morrisey
    Four weeks ago, David offered advice that could save your life: Avoid UCLA-educated, doctors, seriously. Just how seriously? Although the UCLA Medical School still retained top ratings in some specialties while falling out of the top ten rankings rather precipitously, its medical pedagogy had turned into a "deeply corrupted" ideological stew. The Free Beacon's Aaron Sibarium focused last month on the bizarre promotion of "fat liberationist" messaging, among other efforts to promote "diversity" rather than science. Sibarium's exposé must have set off alarm bells at the Westwood campus. In a follow-up from Sibarium today, sources within UCLA Medical tell the...
  • NYC tourism still lags pre-COVID era amid crime concerns: report

    05/23/2024 7:58:55 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/23/2024 | Carl Campanile
    The Big Apple is still seeing fewer tourists than before the COVID pandemic amid concerns about crime, according to a report released by the state comptroller’s office Thursday. The number of people who visited New York City last year — 62.2 million — was about 7% less than the 66.6 million tourists tallied in 2019, Comptroller Tom DiNapoli found. “Our city and state leaders need to focus on keeping New York a desirable and safe destination for individuals and families from around the world,” DiNapoli said in a statement accompanying the report. DiNapoli’s analysis cited “high prices” as an issue...
  • Alarm as German climate activists charged with ‘forming a criminal organisation’

    05/23/2024 7:55:29 AM PDT · by Cronos · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 23rd May 2024 | Damien Gayle
    Five members of Letzte Generation, Germany’s equivalent to Just Stop Oil, have been charged with “forming a criminal organisation”, a move civil rights campaigners say could in effect criminalise future support for the climate campaign. Mirjam Herrmann, 27, Henning Jeschke, 22, Edmund Schulz, 60, Lukas Popp, 25, and Jakob Beyer, 30, were charged under section 129 of the German criminal code. It is believed to be the first time the law has been applied to a non-violent protest group. According to prosecutors in the state of Brandenburg, the charges relate to more than a dozen “attacks” against oil refineries, the...
  • Khanna: Never a Wrong Time to Recognize Palestinian State, Should Have South Africa-Style Commission for Israel

    05/23/2024 7:25:16 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of “CNN News Central,” Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) argued that there’s never a wrong time to recognize a Palestinian state but Hamas shouldn’t be involved in it and while the ICC shouldn’t arrest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, we should have something like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa. Co-host John Berman asked, “Do you think this shows that terrorism pays?” Khanna answered, “No, it doesn’t. We should recognize a Palestinian state. That has been the United States’ policy, a two-state solution, 143 countries at the United Nations voted for it. Nelson Mandela called for...
  • Too Many to Feed

    05/23/2024 7:01:49 AM PDT · by Salman · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 30, 1973 (yes 1973) | James P. Brown
    Six years ago in a book prophetically entitled “Famine 1975,” William and Paul Paddock warned that world population growth was outstripping food production and that an international food crisis was probable by the middle of the decade. ... It appears that the Paddock brothers’ prophecy for 1975 could begin to become a reality as early. as 1974. ...
  • Catholic diocesan hermit approved by Kentucky bishop comes out as transgender

    05/23/2024 6:27:32 AM PDT · by Salman · 30 replies
    AP (on their own site) ^ | May 21, 2024 | JACK JENKINS
    (RNS) — Diocesan hermits by nature don’t get much attention. A small subset of religious persons, hermits mostly spend their lives engaged in quiet prayer. Brother Christian Matson, a Catholic diocesan hermit in Kentucky, has spent years doing just that. His monk’s habit might catch his neighbor’s eye, but he is known in the town where he lives primarily through his work with the local theater. But recently Matson decided that his faith compels him to make a little more noise than usual. “This Sunday, Pentecost 2024, I’m planning to come out publicly as transgender,” Matson told Religion News Service...
  • Nashville Council Denies Morgan Wallen Large Sign Over His Bar, Citing Country Star’s ‘Harmful Actions’

    05/23/2024 6:13:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2024 | BREITBART NEWS
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville councilmembers have rejected plans for a glowing sign to be erected at Morgan Wallen’s new bar along the city’s neon-lit strip of honky tonks, citing his use of a racial slur that caused controversy in 2021 and recent criminal charges accusing the country star of throwing a chair off a rooftop near two police officers. The Nashville Metro Council voted 30-3 Tuesday evening against the proposed sign at Morgan Wallen’s This Bar & Tennessee Kitchen, which is set to open this weekend. The sign would have hung over a public sidewalk, similar to those at...