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  • The Only Rape Where Victim-Blaming Is Okay-Ukrainian refugees experience “multiculturalist” Sweden.

    06/23/2022 6:48:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jun 23, 2022 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Swedish officials are warning Ukrainian women living in refugee centers not to dress in a way that might provoke men from “other cultures” — code for Muslim migrants, which, in Sweden, is mostly of the Somali variety—who reside in the same refugee center. And how do these hapless Ukrainian refugees dress, to prompt such a warning? According to Gitana Bengtsson, who has been helping them, “they usually dressed like us, you and me. There is nothing strange about it. They did not look like prostitutes. If those women lived in the city, no one would tell them how to...
  • Trump Shares Poll of Him Crushing DeSantis as Rumors Swirl Over Challenge

    06/23/2022 6:42:06 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 122 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/23/22 AT 9:13 AM EDT | BY EWAN PALMER
    Donald Trump has shared a poll indicating he would comprehensively beat Ron DeSantis for the 2024 Republican nomination for president amid continuing speculation the Florida governor is planning on announcing his candidacy. The former president shared the results of a recent Zogby Poll on Truth Social on Wednesday that indicated that he is still an overwhelming favorite to clinch the Republican nomination should he choose to run. The survey shows Trump has the backing of nearly 54 percent of votes from Republican primary voters—just under five times the amount that second place DeSantis received (11.5 percent).
  • Sweden: Doctor harassed, fired from hospital for being Jewish

    06/23/2022 6:40:51 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 23/6/22 | Gary Willig
    The Swedish Medical Association is suing Karolinska University Hospital over the dismissal of a Jewish doctor who claims he was discriminated against and let go by the hospital because of his Jewish heritage. The World Zionist Organization is supporting the doctor and says that his dismissal was due to antisemitism. The case began in 2018, when the doctor began stating that he was suffering harassment as a result of his Jewish identity, The doctor filed a lawsuit against the hospital over this harassment in October, 2021. The hospital subsequently fired the doctor, despite the fact that he is a well-known...
  • Tuberville rips NCAA over Title IX, transgender athletes – 'They won't take a side'

    06/23/2022 6:28:25 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 13 replies
    1819 News ^ | June 23, 2022 | Jeff Poor
    Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R) took to the nationally syndicated "Rick & Bubba Show" to commemorate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Title IX, which he credits for the expansion of female sports at the grade school through collegiate levels. Alabama's junior U.S. Senator warned the Biden administration was poised to water down Title IX in the name of promoting transgender athletes, which he argued would be detrimental to women's sports. However, Tuberville also said the NCAA, the governing body of collegiate sports, could show leadership in preserving Title IX as it is currently constituted, but will not.
  • The Democrats Have a Winning Message: “Stop Dangerous Extremists”

    06/23/2022 6:26:31 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 49 replies
    The Nation ^ | Junc 22, 2022 | Mark Green
    Forty reasons the GOP is “a clear and present danger to American democracy.”
  • Russia warns Lithuania of consequences over rail transit sanctions – BBC News

    06/23/2022 6:22:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 55 replies
    BBC News ^ | 22/6/22
    Russia has warned Lithuania of "serious" consequences after it banned the rail transfer of some goods to the Russian territory of Kaliningrad. Kaliningrad - a strategic region where Russia's Baltic Fleet is headquartered - has no border with mainland Russia. The western territory was annexed from Germany after World War Two in 1945 and is bordered by EU and Nato members Lithuania and Poland. Lithuania says it is only following the EU sanctions imposed ...
  • Ann Coulter: They've learned nothing and forgotten nothing

    06/23/2022 5:58:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 83 replies
    Elko Daily Free Press ^ | June 22, 2022 | Ann Coulter
    Bill Barr, two-time attorney general and one of approximately 2.5 members of the Trump administration to leave with his reputation intact, has also written one of only two books about that administration worth reading, “One Damn Thing After Another.” I’ve read ‘em all. At least partially. Most did not merit more than a quick skim. [For those interested, the other book about the Trump administration worth reading is Michael Wolfe’s “Fire and Fury,” but judging by its sales, you probably already have this book.] I’ve been a fan of Barr’s since long before he worked for Trump, and was thrilled...
  • Reporter says Democrats in Congress told her 'nobody gives a bleep about Jan. 6'

    06/23/2022 5:45:28 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 22 June2022 | Daniel Chaitin
    Two congressional Democrats conceded that voters don't care about the Jan. 6 committee hearings, according to a reporter who spoke with them. Politico national correspondent Betsy Woodruff Swan shared what she heard as Capitol Hill gears up for the 2022 midterm elections during a segment Wednesday on the streaming service NBC News NOW. The exchange took place as the Jan. 6 committee is in the midst of holding a slate of summer hearings in which members are working to tie former President Donald Trump's efforts to overturn the 2020 election results to the Capitol riot. “Does the Jan. 6 hearing...
  • Germany triggers gas alarm stage, accuses Russia of 'economic attack'

    06/23/2022 5:42:11 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/23/22 | Holger Hansen and Christoph Steitz
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany triggered the "alarm stage" of its emergency gas plan on Thursday in response to falling Russian supplies but stopped short of allowing utilities to pass on soaring energy costs to customers in Europe's largest economy."We must not fool ourselves: The cut in gas supplies is an economic attack on us by (Russian President Vladimir) Putin," Economy Minister Robert Habeck said
  • New White House Press Secretary Faces Steep Learning Curve

    06/23/2022 5:41:55 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 39 replies
    RCP ^ | 22 June 2022 | Adeline Von Drehle
    The ballroom at the Mandarin Oriental brimmed with women in power suits, patiently awaiting the keynote panel of the nonprofit All In Together’s “Black Women Lead” event last week. April Ryan, a veteran White House correspondent for The Grio, sat down to interview Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre about her new position. “It is awesome to be outside of that press briefing room,” Ryan laughed. “Yeah,” Jean-Pierre said with a sigh, “it is.” Jean-Pierre took her seat just 20 days earlier, a new player at the table who found herself holding a weak hand. Voters are alarmed about inflation, baby formula...
  • Everytown Calls for Censorship on How to Work on Firearms

    06/23/2022 5:16:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 21, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    This correspondent has repeatedly written the First and Second Amendments of the US Constitution are intertwined and support each other. A power-craving government cannot effectively keep a population disarmed unless it censors information on how to make and use arms. Billionaire Bloomberg supported Everytown for Gun Safety understands they cannot disarm the population, as long as people are free to transmit information on how to make, modify, and use firearms.Their solution is clear. Forbid the knowledge of how to make, repair, and use firearms. From everytownsupportfund.org:Based on our review of the writings by the shooter in the Buffalo mass shooting,...
  • West Point teaching cadets ‘Critical Race Theory,’ ‘queer theory’ and ‘whiteness,’ docs reveal

    06/23/2022 5:08:47 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 34 replies
    American Military News ^ | 06/21/2022 | Ryan Morgan
    New documents released through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is instructing its cadets on “Critical Race Theory,” and “queer theory” and teaching that “Whiteness” entails structural advantages and race privilege.On Monday the conservative government transparency watchdog group Judicial Watch released copies of documents it recently obtained through FOIA requests, showing various educational materials being presented to cadets at West Point.Included in the documents released to Judicial Watch was a course description for a three-credit course titled “The Politics of Race, Gender, and Sexuality.” Among the course materials is the third...
  • Vietnam denounces China's military drill, asserts sovereignty over island chains

    06/23/2022 5:02:35 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies
    the star ^ | Thursday, 23 Jun 2022 | the star
    Vietnam on Thursday (June 23) denounced China’s illegal military exercise in the Hoàng Sa (Paracel) archipelago as a serious violation of its sovereignty over the South China Sea Island chain. The spokesperson for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng made the remarks during a press briefing in Hanoi, in response to requests for a reaction to the announcement from China’s Hainan Province’s Department for Ocean Affairs about a June 19 drill in the waters off of Phú Lâm (Woody) Island, part of Hoàng Sa, which Vietnam claims as its own. The military drill “goes against the...
  • Whistleblower Says With 120,000 Troops Still Unvaccinated, Army May Move June 30 Deadline Far Into Future

    06/23/2022 4:57:48 AM PDT · by T.B. Yoits · 31 replies
    Creative Destruction Media ^ | 6/22/2022 | CD Media Staff
    An active-duty senior Army official told The Defender, on condition of anonymity, the U.S. Army is strongly considering pushing the June 30 deadline for compliance with the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate far into the future — but will not announce the date change until closer to, or even after, the upcoming deadline.
  • Ukraine – the situation (June 22, 2022)

    06/23/2022 4:31:06 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 7 replies
    The city of Severodonetsk has been taken by Russian forces with the exception of holdouts in the Azot chemical fertilizer plant. That’s according to the Ukrainian head of the Luhansk Oblast administration, Serhii Haidai. After pushing through the towns of Toshkivka and Myrna Dolyna, Russian forces are moving to surround from the south and west Severodonetsk’s twin city, Lysychansk, on the opposite side of the Donets River. The main line of communication between the transport hub of Bakhmut in the west and Lysychansk in the east has been cut by Russian troops and rendered impassable. Russian air force strikes on...
  • Will La Luz Del Mundo persist with leader behind bars? It’s incredibly difficult to leave a religious organization that’s given followers a worldview that says, ‘we are God’s chosen,’ experts note.

    06/23/2022 4:24:05 AM PDT · by robowombat · 4 replies
    RNS ^ | June 22, 2022
    Will La Luz Del Mundo persist with leader behind bars? It’s incredibly difficult to leave a religious organization that’s given followers a worldview that says, ‘we are God’s chosen,’ experts note. LOS ANGELES (RNS) — As La Luz del Mundo leader Naasón Joaquín García was sentenced to nearly 17 years for sexually abusing young female followers, Jack Freeman — a spokesman and minister for the church — remained steadfast in his support for García as God’s elected. “Even if the whole world would come against me, I would still declare with my faith. I am a Child of God and...
  • The US economy will grind to a halt in the 2nd half of 2023 and the following year won't be much better, BofA says as it slashes its growth forecast

    06/23/2022 4:23:18 AM PDT · by EBH · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6/20/22 | Brian Evans
    Bank of America has sounded the alarm on the US economy, predicting growth will stall next year and that the likelihood of a recession will surge. In a note published on Friday — two days after the Federal Reserve hiked interest rates by 75 basis points — analysts said the Fed was too slow to aggressively tackle inflation, which is running at a 40-year high, and abruptly scrambling to get on top of it. Now the bank sees GDP growth slowing to nearly zero by the second half of 2023 because of the influence of tighter financial conditions. While the...
  • Kamala Harris for president in 2024 not a sure thing, if Biden does not run, according to Virginia voters.

    06/23/2022 4:11:35 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 63 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 6.23.2022 | Jon Michael Raasch
    Americans are open to candidates other than Kamala Harris for the 2024 Presidential Election. Virginia voters told Fox News that Vice President Kamala Harris is not a shoo-in to replace President Biden at the top of the ticket If he does not seek re-election in 2024. Rosa, a mother from Virginia, told Fox News, "I would support her, but I'd be open to other candidates as well in the Democratic Party." 40% of 2020 Biden voters said he should not run, according to a recent poll by Yahoo News/YouGov.
  • Multiple Large Migrant Groups Apprehended in South Texas Border Sector

    06/23/2022 4:05:01 AM PDT · by Macky Cracklins · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06.22.2022 | Bob Price
    Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol agents encountered multiple large migrant groups illegally crossing the border from Mexico into Texas. The groups totaled more than 500 migrants including 146 unaccompanied migrant children. During a 48-hour period ending on June 16, Rio Grande Valley Sector agents encountered 512 migrants in three large-group crossings, according to information obtained from Border Patrol officials. The groups included migrants from Cuba, Central America, and South America.
  • Massive Layoffs Hit One of Top U.S. Aluminum Plants, Halting Operations

    06/23/2022 3:52:21 AM PDT · by EBH · 58 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 6/22/22 | Emma Mayer
    One of the U.S.'s top aluminum manufacturing plants has made massive cutbacks to its workforce, putting a halt to all operations for at least nine months, the company said on Wednesday. Citing an "unprecedented rise in global energy prices," Century Aluminum in Kentucky announced they will be laying off 628 Hawesville Smelter employees starting August 5. In fact, mass layoffs are happening nationwide as fears of an economic downturn continue to escalate. Century wrote in a letter to employees obtained by the Owensboro Times, which read: "Unfortunately, an unprecedented rise in global energy prices arising from the Russian war in...