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  • 2020 Saw Unprecedented Murder Spike In Major U.S. Cities

    01/17/2021 5:38:31 AM PST · by blam
    Statista ^ | 1-17-2021 | Niall McCarthy
    In late December the Associated Press reported that 2020 was on track to become the deadliest year in U.S. history with the total number of deaths forecast to rise 15 percent compared to 2019, primarily due to the coronavirus pandemic. There were also several other smaller contributory factors, however, including higher death tolls from heart & circulatory diseases as well as from the country's opioid crisis. The U.S. also experienced its most violent year in decades with an unprecedented rise in homicides. The Gun Violence Archive reported that more than 19,000 people died in shootings or firearm-related incidents in 2020,...
  • University to start environmental, racial justice institute

    01/17/2021 5:38:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer
    The Associated Press ^ | January 16, 2021
    EUGENE, Ore. - The University of Oregon says it will create an institute focusing on environmental and racial justice after receiving a grant of more than $4.5 million, the biggest humanities award in the school’s history. The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice will foster collaboration between the university’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Design in conjunction with the University of Idaho and Whitman College in Washington. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation gave the university the grant. “Oregon has a dark history of racial discrimination,” John Arroyo, professor of planning, public policy and...
  • Man Arrested Near Capitol With Gun, 500 Rounds of Ammunition

    01/17/2021 5:35:37 AM PST · by Magnatron · 3 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 16 January 2020 | Newsmax
    A Virginia man was arrested Friday when he tried to enter a restricted area near the U.S. Capitol with unauthorized credentials, a loaded handgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition, according to police. Wesley Allen Beeler of Front Royal, Virginia, was stopped by U.S. Capitol Police at about 6:30 p.m. Friday, according to a police report. He had driven up a security checkpoint at the intersection of E Street and North Capitol Street, about a half-mile from the Capitol building. The arrest came at a time of high alert in Washington as it prepares for Wednesday’s inauguration of President-elect Joe...
  • NBC Opinion: Conservative legislators want transgender kids' lives as the new battlefield in their culture war

    01/17/2021 5:11:44 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | January 17, 2021 | By Chase Strangio, ACLU
    We are not yet three weeks into 2021, President-elect Joe Biden has yet to be inaugurated and already powerful forces on the right have made clear what will be the next front in their so-called culture war. This time, they’ve chosen transgender youth as their target, seeking to capitalize on insidious stereotypes about trans people, preposterous pseudoscience and a divisive cadre of supposed women’s rights campaigners who believe the only way to achieve gender equality is to oppress other people. These efforts to attack trans young people are driven by the same fundamental goals as previous attempts to restrict all...
  • How To Keep Your Online Browsing Unfiltered By Political Propaganda (June 14, 2017)

    01/17/2021 5:05:50 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 14, 2017 | Jon Del Arroz
    The Big Tech giants of Silicon Valley have overreached in pushing far-left positions, sending a message to conservatives: you’re not welcome. It became patently obvious yet again last week when executives from Google parent company Alphabet essentially said conservative viewpoints are illegitimate.Alarms first sounded for conservatives when Mozilla, creators of the Firefox browser, fired their CEO over his financial support of California’s Proposition 8—a referendum against recognizing gay marriage that a majority of Californian voters passed.Silicon Valley went full tilt in 2016, when several Big Tech CEOs and board members called a closed-door meeting to strategize on how to keep...
  • Donald Trump like a 'mob boss' but he shouldn't be prosecuted, says ex-FBI boss Comey

    01/17/2021 4:58:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    SKY News ^ | January 17, 2021
    Donald Trump needs the same level of affirmation as a toddler - but prosecuting him would only give him the attention he craves, says former FBI chief James Comey. Mr Comey told Sky News launching a criminal case could lead to several more years of the "Donald Trump show". He said it could overshadow efforts by Joe Biden to unite America and is "probably what [Trump] would want the most". "I have never seen an adult with a greater hunger for affirmation than Donald Trump," he told Sky News. "I've seen it in two-year-olds and three-year-olds. Affirmation is like air,...
  • An Escalator Ride Into Hell

    01/17/2021 4:48:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    Prior to entry into politics, Donald Trump was a celebrity loved by the media and adored by millions of Americans. He was a successful real estate developer and the star of a reality TV show. His life was fabulous, full of success and praise from across the country. It all changed for Donald Trump on June 16, 2015, when he announced his presidential campaign after the famous escalator ride. His media coverage immediately changed from positive to unrelentingly negative. During his speech, Trump told the truth about Mexico sending criminals into the country. He was immediately labeled a “racist” and...
  • Unfettered Immigration Imperils Job Prospects, Wages, and Security for all Americans

    01/17/2021 4:26:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Jeff Davidson
    This past August, on the second night of the virtual RNC, it was inspiring to see the secretary of Homeland Security swear in five new American citizens and each new citizen then recognized by President Trump. The process of obtaining American citizenship was educational. Nevertheless, the Democrats under Joe Biden seek to enable everybody who crosses our borders to do so easily, without penalty, and to quickly be given an array of benefits.Serving Citizens Comes FirstIt’s admirable when legal immigrants from other cultures influence the existing U.S. citizenry in positive ways. Concurrently, the "nation of immigrants" or "xenophobia" arguments used...
  • America is walking towards its demise (Dave Miller)

    01/17/2021 4:26:01 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 8 replies
    Apologetics Press ^ | 2020 | Dave Miller
    Absolutely spot on lesson from Dave Miller on America's pending demise: Click here for an audio lesson which warns us.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 17 January 2021

    01/17/2021 4:24:29 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 18 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 17 January 2021 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 17th, 2021 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows:FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Anchored by Chris Wallass: Incoming director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese; Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R-Ark.); Tim Cook, Apple Panel: Karl Rove; Kristen Soltis Anderson; Juan Williams.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Hosted by Chuck U. Toad: Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.); Dr. Anthony Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Pete Williams, Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs (GHW Bush administration). Panel: Rich Lowry; Claire McCaskill; Kristen Welker. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Margaret Brennan...
  • Things I Never Told Sheldon Adelson

    01/17/2021 4:02:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall. com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Debra J. Saunders
    The knives were out for me in January 2017 when I arrived in Washington as the White House correspondent for the Las Vegas Review-Journal. You see, I worked for what scolds liked to call Sheldon Adelson's paper -- and that was a no-no. Adelson died Monday night, and I never got a chance to say this. Had he given me marching orders? I heard that question a lot in 2017. In fact, I didn't meet or talk to Adelson until 2018, when I introduced myself at an event ahead of the Jerusalem Embassy opening. The "marching orders" question is one...
  • Quick Compelling Bible Study Vol. 44: Evidence That God is Watching Us

    01/17/2021 3:53:35 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Myra Kahn Adams
    “New Year’s Resolution From God to You.” (If you read the Jan. 3 study, then you are a witness.)Vol. 42 was the first Bible Study to involve husband David. That happened after he told me about his commitment to the verse, He must increase, but I must decrease (John 3:30).Upon hearing his explanation, I decided the verse along with David’s reasoning would be my next Bible study topic. But he pushed back. Only when I told him that I would write the study as a “new year’s resolution from which others would benefit” did David reluctantly agree. If you read...
  • Marines Begin Mass Fielding of Suppressors (Silencers) at end of 2020

    01/17/2021 3:49:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 January, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Marine.mil Knight Armaments Company Suppressor on M38 cropped and scaled by Dean Weingarten The Marine Corps is well on its way to procuring suppressors (silencers) for all small arms in its arsenal.In 2020, the Marines have procured 6,700 suppressors for M4, M4A1, and M27 rifles. Suppressors are in common use with the M38 squad designated marksman rifle.Another 7,000 suppressors are in the pipeline. The goal is to have about 30,000 suppressors by the fiscal year 2023. From Defense Visual Information Service:In 2020, PM IW procured about 6,700 small arms suppressors through Defense Logistics Agency’s Tailored Logistic Program, and...
  • GOP Leaders in D.C. Don't Represent 74 Million Trump Voters

    01/17/2021 3:39:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Wayne Allyn Root
    The media lie. All the time. They lied about former President Barack Obama's economy; they tried to make us believe the worst economy since the Great Depression was a great economy. Then they lied about President Donald Trump's soaring economy. They tried to make us believe the best economy in 50 years, maybe the best economy ever for middle-class Americans, was a bad economy. They lied about the Black Lives Matter riots. For months, we saw radical communists, Marxists and violent thugs riot, loot, burn, mug and murder while attacking police officers with bricks, pipes and Molotov cocktails. They burned...
  • Biden to prioritize legal status for millions of immigrants

    01/17/2021 3:29:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 17, 2021 | By ELLIOT SPAGAT
    SAN DIEGO - President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to immediately ask Congress to offer legal status to an estimated 11 million people in the country has surprised advocates given how the issue has long divided Democrats and Republicans, even within their own parties. Biden will announce legislation his first day in office to provide a path to citizenship for millions of immigrants in the United States illegally, according to four people briefed on his plans. Biden’s plan is the polar opposite of Donald Trump, whose successful 2016 presidential campaign rested in part on curbing or stopping illegal immigration. “This really does...
  • Google Is Evil

    01/17/2021 3:27:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2021 | Derek Hunter
    Famously, Google’s motto is “Don’t Be Evil.” Maybe “famously” isn’t the right word. "Hilariously” is more appropriate because Google is, in fact, an evil company. But it’s not just Google. Name the tech giant and they are pretty much working in ways that are detrimental, if not downright destructive, to the United States of America and the freedoms we hold dear. Google not only tracks every keystroke you make, but it also manipulates your worldview without you even knowing it. The biggest problem with Google is the monopoly control they have over internet searches. They control almost everything people see...
  • GOP senators to attend Biden inauguration Wednesday after objecting to his Electoral College win

    01/17/2021 2:54:57 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01.17.2020 | Marisa Schultz
    At least half of the eight GOP senators who voted against President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory will be attending the inauguration Wednesday in Washington to support the peaceful transfer of power, Fox News has learned. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who spearheaded the Jan. 6 effort to toss out electoral votes for Biden, will attend the official swearing-in at the Capitol. Sens. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., and Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., who joined with Cruz in objecting to Biden's victory before a Joint Session of Congress, also will attend Biden's inauguration, their offices confirmed. And Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., who voted to...
  • Virginity tests on their wedding night and grotesque 'repair' operations... SARAH SANDS asks why young brides in modern Britain are being subjected to horrors straight out of the Middle Ages

    01/17/2021 2:44:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 16, 2020 | Sarah Sands
    icture the scene: a young bride is alone with her new husband on their wedding night. They make love. But then comes a disturbing test of their union. He examines the bedsheets for drops of blood to prove she had preserved her sexual purity for him. As part of this traditional process, the sheet is placed on a cushion and put outside the bedroom door where it can be examined by the couple’s waiting families. Once they are satisfied with the proof of blood – showing that the bride’s hymen broke on her wedding night and that she was a...
  • MAGA rioter who was punched in the face by a black security guard the night before the Capitol riot resigns from her hospital job after her BLM-supporting daughter, 18, outed her on Twitter

    01/17/2021 2:38:08 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2020 | Keith Griffith and Snejana Farberov
    A woman who had a violent altercation with a black security guard prior to the storming of the U.S. Capitol has been ousted from her hospital job after her daughter revealed her identity on Twitter. Therese Duke, 50, said she felt 'forced' to resign from UMass Memorial hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts following the January 5 incident in Washington DC, she told the Boston Herald. Duke said she had worked at UMass as a medical assistant for 15 years and worries about her future job prospects.
  • USPS says it's removing mailboxes and suspending mail collection in several major cities ahead of Biden's inauguration

    01/17/2021 2:37:07 AM PST · by John W · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | January 16, 2021 | Sarah Al-Arshani
    The US Postal Service said it will remove mailboxes in several major cities as a security measure ahead of Joe Biden's Inauguration next week. As a security measure ahead of the January 20 event, mailboxes in at least 17 states including California and New Jersey, as well as Washington, DC, will be temporarily removed, several press releases from USPS said. "It's part of our normal procedures to keep our employees and customers safe during times of protest or when large crowds are gathered near postal facilities, on postal routes, or by mailboxes," USPS spokesman David Partenheimer told Insider. At least...