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  • Germany’s public broadcaster mandates that all employees support Israel’s right to exist

    09/17/2022 8:43:28 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/16/22 | Toby Axelrod
    Germany’s public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has revised its code of conduct to require support for Israel’s right to exist, and employees who fail to do so may now be fired. The move announced Sept. 1 preceded a court order last week that DW reinstate a former employee fired who was fired after the company determined she had made comments about Israel that could be construed as antisemitic. In all, seven employees from the broadcaster’s Arabic service were let go last year on similar grounds, and so far two have successfully sued DW for reinstatement. The revised conduct code appears to...
  • Brother of Capitol police officer who died after the January 6 riot says Trump riled up his 'sycophants' at Ellipse rally

    07/23/2022 7:50:39 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 23, 2022 | John L. Dorman
    During an interview on CNN's "New Day," Ken Sicknick — the brother of the late officer Brian D. Sicknick — told reporter Kaitlan Collins of his frustrations with the revelations from Thursday's January 6 committee hearing. -snip The question remains of what Trump was doing for the more than three hours between 1:10 p.m., when the then-president was ending his remarks at the Ellipse -snip "We are focusing on the fact that he just didn't act at all for three hours, which is just absolutely ridiculous," Ken Sicknick said on CNN. "For the first time in a long time, I'm...
  • Opinion: Surrender on climate change bakes catastrophe in the planet’s cake

    07/22/2022 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 89 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 22, 2022 | By Jon Talton
    Historians of the future will look back on 2022 as the year America gave up addressing human-caused climate change. And given the United States’ critical role in international leadership, this will be remembered as the year the world gave up, too. President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda contained much of the Green New Deal, aiming for a 100% clean energy economy by 2050; making big investments in clean-energy technology, climate research and innovation; becoming the world’s leading exporter of clean-energy technology, and standing up to big polluters and greenhouse-gas emitters. But even watered down, it couldn’t make it through...
  • American Individualism Is Being Extinguished By The New Elite

    06/14/2022 3:31:09 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Jun, 2022 | Frank Liberato
    America has always been an accommodating home for misfits, loners, and others who have drifted outside the mainstream of society. One of the more appealing aspects of the American experience is that you don’t have to belong to get along. You can make your way in the world or find success and happiness without the approval of your fellow man. That type of independence is a rare commodity and has long been a sore spot for the purveyors of “group think.” The overbearing pressure of conformity has been, to a large extent, the way of the world before 1789 and...
  • Vanity Question: Best Current FR Ping Lists

    03/24/2022 10:22:14 AM PDT · by thouworm · 83 replies
    What are Free Republic's best current ping lists? Thoughts/suggestions?
  • America’s cognitive dissonance continues to deepen

    02/20/2022 4:37:55 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 20 Feb, 2022 | Terry Paulding
    How long can we remain a functioning country? Our schizophrenic national divide is reaching a point at which the fabric of society is being shredded. The willful adherence to false “facts,” by both media and government actors is impossible to miss. Yet those in power plow forward with evil intention, knowing that the bulk of society will pay no attention; they’re asleep, they don’t care, and the label “misinformation” is enough to quell curiosity. Compare George Floyd to any victim of black-on-black crime, for an easy example. Floyd was an addict, a bad actor with a criminal record and evil...
  • Being a Pureblood is the New Win

    01/19/2022 12:34:51 PM PST · by conservative98 · 55 replies
    Rumble ^ | January 15, 2022 | styx
    Being pureblooded at this point is a sign of intelligence. It's a sign of maturity. It's a sign of actually understanding medicine.
  • Mass Formation may explain America’s crazed COVID reaction

    01/07/2022 4:26:12 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 38 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7 Jan, 2022 | Terry Paulding
    If that’s the case, it should worry us all because the phenomenon was the predecessor event to many of the 20th century's worst dictatorships. Have you, like me, struggled to figure out how we have arrived at such a horrific impasse in society? Dr. Robert Malone may have the answer—mass formation. Here’s what I understand that to mean. 2022 sees so many liars, as well as others with their heads firmly glued to their social media devices, paying no mind to reality. Most people just swallow without a murmur the cacophony of propaganda that oligarchs, techies, newsies, pols, and “scientists”...
  • 2021’s Top Stories: Actress Apologizes to Kirk Cameron: ‘I Walked with the Flock of Sheep Who Told Me What to Hate’

    01/03/2022 2:33:45 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 49 replies
    Movieguide ^ | Dec. 2021 | Movieguide® Staff
    As 2021 comes to a close, we’re reflecting on our most popular stories of the year. The following article was one of our most read this year. Come back to movieguide.org in 2022 for more inspirational content!Actress and former AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL winner Adrienne Curry recently apologized to Kirk Cameron for hating him due to his Christianity and belief in God.“I sneered at the mention of his name because my agnostic beliefs set me above all others in my infinite godless greatness,” Curry confessed on her Facebook. “When I really ask myself why I did so, my only truthful...
  • Free of the Vaxx

    11/12/2021 3:53:20 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 44 replies
    Pushing Rubber Downhill ^ | 12 Nov, 2021 | Adam Piggott Gentleman adventurer
    Yesterday I took an international flight which means that today I am somewhere else. I have just victoriously concluded a two hour battle with my quarantine hotel and have obtained a fresh pot of coffee served in crockery, as opposed to instant coffee in a paper cup. I am in quarantine for five days because I am among the ranks of the unclean. In other words, I have not bent the knee to our want-to-be overlords and submitted to their death jab. Actions have consequences. On both sides. I flew business class which was a practical choice. In business you...
  • The Peril of Groupthink in 2021 America [COVID Considerations]

    10/15/2021 7:07:12 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 1 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/17/2021 | Jamie Northrup
    Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as woolWWII U.S. Army Officer and California Berkeley professor emeritus Irving Janis spent 50 years studying why groups of intelligent, knowledgeable people sometimes make very poor decisions. He coined the term, Groupthink: a detrimental psychological condition and practice of reasoning / decision-making that afflicts groups. It is characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to prevailing points of view where members of the group suspend reasoning faculties...
  • MIT Cancels Geophysicist's Lecture After Activists' Outrage Over His Views on Diversity

    10/04/2021 9:10:33 PM PDT · by blueplum · 17 replies
    Newsweek via MSN ^ | 04 October 2021 | Andrew Stanton
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology canceled a lecture by geophysicist Dorian Abbot amid criticism of his views on campus diversity efforts. In the opinion piece, Abbot and professor Ivan Marinovic criticized diversity, equity and inclusion standards as "treating people as members of a group rather than as individuals, repeating the mistake that made possible the atrocities of the 20th century." "It treats persons as merely means to an end, giving primacy to a statistic over the individuality of a human being," they wrote in the opinion piece. His position over college diversity efforts sparked pushback from many academics on social media...
  • BBC Chief Admits Bias Fears – Embarrassment as He Can't Name One Brexiteer Hire

    09/22/2021 11:45:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    Express (U.K.) ^ | Tue, Sep 21, 2021 | Sam Lister
    BBC boss sparks anger with Brexit comments – Beeb ‘lives in metropolitan elite bubble’BBC boss Tim Davie admitted he does not know if anyone in the corporation's senior management supported Brexit - sparking an angry backlash. The director-general insisted that staff leave their political views "at the door" during a grilling by MPs on bias at the broadcaster. Mr Davie also insisted the BBC was right to start charging the over-75s for the licence fee. Ministers are currently in the final stages of negotiations with the broadcaster over how much public funding it will receive next year. At a Commons...
  • Emergency Medicine Docs Will Face Consequences for Spreading COVID Lies

    08/28/2021 11:21:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 118 replies
    Medpage Today ^ | August 27, 2021 | Ryan Basen
    A young female physician yells through a megaphone. Physicians who publicly spread misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic could be sanctioned by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), including potentially losing board certification, the organization said Thursday. "Making public statements that are directly contrary to prevailing medical evidence can constitute unprofessional conduct and may be subject to review by ABEM. Should ABEM determine that a physician is promulgating inaccurate information that is contrary to the interests of patients and that adversely impacts public safety, ABEM may withdraw or deny certification for that physician," they stated. This warning echoes a statement...
  • The Peril of Groupthink in 2021 America

    04/17/2021 12:22:05 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 3 replies
    Medium ^ | 04/17/2021 | Jamie Northrup
    Isaiah 1:18 Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as woolWWII U.S. Army Officer and California Berkeley professor emeritus Irving Janis spent 50 years studying why groups of intelligent, knowledgeable people sometimes make very poor decisions. He coined the term, Groupthink: a detrimental psychological condition and practice of reasoning / decision-making that afflicts groups. It is characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to prevailing points of view where members of the group suspend reasoning faculties...
  • Businesses Pressured to Sign "Democracy Pledge" [semi-satire]

    03/27/2021 1:11:24 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2021 | John Semmens
    Glenn Kirschner, an analyst for NBC News and MSNBC, wants every business in America to sign on to the statement that "The 2020 presidential election was free and fair, and produced accurate, reliable results." If they don't he promises to "publish their names and addresses so their customers can take appropriate action to run them out of business." Kirschner says he "won't accept the excuse of ignorance. Its not a question of what they know. Obviously, they are not in a position to know one way or the other. They didn't scrutinize the ballots, check for IDs, or verify whether...
  • BLM protesters trap customers inside a Wegmans in Rochester on the first anniversary of Daniel Prude's death

    03/24/2021 12:26:38 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 24 2021 | HARRIET ALEXANDER
    Black Lives Matter rushed at a Rochester supermarket, forcing staff at a supermarket to lock its doors and keep customers locked inside for nearly an hour during a demonstration to mark the one-year anniversary of Daniel Prude's death. The staff of Wegmans closed the doors, to prevent the protesters entering, leaving around 100 customers inside on Tuesday. Daniel Prude, 41, died after police were called by his family on March 23, 2020 for help with a mental health episode, exacerbated by the drug PCP.
  • Everything Is Broken

    01/15/2021 4:32:58 PM PST · by Bratch · 45 replies
    Tablet ^ | January 14, 2021 | ALANA NEWHOUSE
    In the summer of 2014, I gave birth to a baby boy. He was born with a perfect Apgar score, after a very easy delivery. But my labor had not been smooth—in fact, throughout the day and a half of contractions, I believed there was something decidedly wrong. I also felt that way as I held him for the first time, and he writhed violently under my hands. In a video taken about 10 minutes after he was born, he can be seen lifting his head up off my chest. “Ooooh, look at how advanced he is!” someone can be...
  • The public sector purge is beginning

    01/14/2021 4:27:34 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 14 Jan, 2021 | Andrea Widburg
    A former Trump worker allegedly lost his job simply because a pro sports league refused to work with a company that would employ Trump workers. Dawson Buchanan, a young Trump supporter, left a very disturbing thread on Twitter. He asserts that he was all set to begin working for a company called Private Jet Services. However, shortly before he was to begin, PJS fired him. He finally learned from the owner that PJS had a contract with the National Hockey League. When the NHL learned that PJS had hired someone who had worked for the Trump company, the NHL said...
  • Why so many high level people, corporations and media making rabid attacks against Trump & supporters

    01/12/2021 5:20:13 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 60 replies
    Analysis of what has happened | 12 January 2021 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Many of you are wondering why in the world so many high level individuals, corporations, media outlets, social media, etc. have suddenly turned with a vengeance and are attacking Trump and Trump supporters. For some it's ideological, but that only explains a small portion of it. Why would a big company alienate nearly half if not more than half of its customers over politics. Such has been a "Don't ever do that." rule of business for generations. Companies do NOT get involved in politics for that very reason. But, they have this time. Why? The only logical conclusion one can...