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  • Seeing poor white people makes me happy

    08/17/2019 7:24:27 PM PDT · by robowombat · 23 replies
    Racebaiter ^ | June 11, 2019 | Nicholas Powers
    Seeing poor white people makes me happy June 11, 2019 By Nicholas Powers “Should I kick him in the face? Hard? No, chill, he’s not worth it. But why is this white boy begging for money in a Black neighborhood? Is he stupid?” I shake the evil out of my head and go into the subway. He comes every Spring. The homeless white boy flaps down like a dirty migratory bird, makes himself a nest from garbage and sleeps on the sidewalk. A sign on his shopping cart asks for money—I never give. I should tho ‘cause he makes me...
  • Israel Charged with “Deliberately Sparing the Lives of Palestinians”

    08/17/2019 6:41:04 PM PDT · by robowombat · 3 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 17, 2019 10:00 AM | HUGH FITZGERALD
    Israel Charged with “Deliberately Sparing the Lives of Palestinians” AUG 17, 2019 10:00 AM BY HUGH FITZGERALD The general outrage over the barring of Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar from visiting Israel, although they are both working earnestly for the destruction of the Jewish state, is crazy enough, and it calls to mind an incident from last year that was beyond crazy: A Rutgers University professor who accused Israeli forces of deliberately sparing the lives of Palestinians in order to debilitate them has been awarded [sic] by the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). Jasbir Puar, an associate professor of...
  • UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim (Not a Hoax)

    08/17/2019 3:10:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 60 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Sharia UK: Police hunting for man who made a rude joke to a Muslim AUG 17, 2019 4:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Note Tell MAMA’s headline: they claim that this man made a “racist slur” against a Muslim. What race is Islam again? In reality, there are Muslims, and Islamic jihadis, of all races. But TellMAMA wants to intimidate Britons into believing that anyone who makes a rude quip to a Muslim is a racist, and thus deserving to have the book thrown at him. But that’s all this was: a quip. Say anything you want: the guy was rude,...
  • Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul

    08/17/2019 2:36:53 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    BBC World ^ | Aug 17, 2019
    Afghanistan: Bomb rips through wedding in Kabul An explosion has ripped through a wedding hall in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and many casualties are feared. Eye witnesses told the BBC a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a wedding ceremony. Witnesses said they had seen bodies. The explosion happened at around 22:40 local time (18.10 GMT) in an area mostly populated by Shia residents. No group said it carried out the attack, which happened in the west of the city. Sunni Muslim militants, including the Taliban and the Islamic State group, have repeatedly targeted Shia Hazara minorities in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
  • ICYMI: Hispanic El Paso Residents Urgently Seek Firearms Training To Carry Concealed

    08/17/2019 10:11:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 62 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Following the deadly shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas that killed 22 people a few weeks ago, Hispanics in the city have flocked to the gun range to take concealed carry classes, Reuters reported. The course is required for Texas residents to obtain a License to Carry (LTC) a concealed firearm. According to Michael McIntyre, general manager of Gun Central, one of the biggest gun stores in El Paso, his classes have see a huge increase since the shooting earlier this month. Normally each of his concealed carry classes have seven people. Now they average 50 people per...
  • Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out

    08/17/2019 8:48:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | Nicholas Kulish and Mike McIntire
    Newly unearthed documents reveal how an environmental-minded socialite became an ardent nativist whose money helped sow the seeds of the Trump anti-immigration agenda.
  • ‘Have A Million Seats’: Dana Loesch Blasts Philly Mayor’s Attempts To Blame ‘Law Abiding People’

    08/16/2019 10:43:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/15/2019 | Scott Morefield
    Full Header" ‘Have A Million Seats’: Dana Loesch Blasts Philly Mayor’s Attempts To Blame ‘Law Abiding People’ For Criminal’s Actions “Our officers need help,” Kenney said during a Wednesday press conference. “They need help with gun control. They need help with keeping these weapons out of these people’s hands.” “The perp is a felon, a prohibited possessor, who keeps being let out on the street to cause chaos,” Loesch tweeted Thursday. “It’s not the fault of law-abiding people but heaven forbid you examine light sentencing and recidivism driving the violent crime rate nationwide.”
  • Trump: New Hampshire Speech Broke Elton John’s Arena Attendance Record

    08/16/2019 9:06:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/15/2019 | Joel Pollak
    President Donald Trump announced Thursday evening that his re-election campaign rally at the SNHU Arena broke the stadium’s previous attendance record, held by rock star Elton John. The SNHU Arena holds nearly 12,000 people, and was nearly filled to capacity when the U.S. Secret Service closed the doors. Thousands more people watched the president’s speech on giant television screens outside the arena. There were several hundred left-wing protesters, too, some of whom formed a gauntlet that forced Trump supporters to walk past crowds of people shouting “Shame!” — a potentially dangerous situation, though there was no violence. Several “peacemakers” were...
  • Gun-Control Groups Outspend NRA by 66-to-1 on Ads in Wake of Shootings

    08/16/2019 8:57:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 8/15/2019 | Joseph Vazquez
    Recent shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, prompted left-wing anti-gun groups to go on a $2-million advertising binge calling for gun control. Liberal media mogul Michael Bloomberg’s group Everytown for Gun Safety led the pack of gun-control advocates with nearly half that spending. CNBC reported Aug. 15, that Everytown spent $935,000 on digital and TV ads to “call on Congress to require tougher background checks for gun sales along with strong red-flag laws, which are meant to take firearms away from those deemed a threat to themselves or others.” By comparison, CNBC noted that The National Rifle Association...
  • Plastic surgeon caught with huge cache of weapons in his BMW: cops

    08/16/2019 7:20:30 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | amir talib
    A Long Island plastic surgeon was caught with an enormous cache of weapons in his car — that included five fully loaded assault rifles, body armor and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, police said Wednesday. Tuckahoe Police officers looking into a report that Matthew J. Bonanno, 47, had threatened his estranged wife arrested him Tuesday at a bar in the Westchester County town for allegedly illegally possessing a Glock semi-automatic handgun. Bonanno, who practices in Lake Success, was arraigned Tuesday and remanded without bail on a slew of weapons charges. Investigators are still looking into how he obtained the...
  • De Blasio pens letter of support to NYPD days after ThriveNYC pulls out of cop (T)

    08/16/2019 7:08:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 8/15/2019 | Tina Moore, Julia Marsh and Aaron Feis
    Mayor de Blasio urged troubled city cops to seek help from ThriveNYC amid the NYPD’s suicide epidemic — days after the mental-health initiative spearheaded by his wife bailed on an event for first responders, The Post has learned. “There is no feeling worse than wanting to help someone and not knowing how,” wrote de Blasio in a department-wide ­e-mail, a copy of which was obtained by The Post, in which he recounts losing his World War II-veteran dad to suicide when the future mayor was 18. “Yesterday, we lost our eighth NYPD officer to suicide this year,” wrote de Blasio...
  • Inside The Palestinian Death Cult

    08/16/2019 7:04:04 AM PDT · by robowombat · 1 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | AUG 16, 2019 7:59 AM | JAMIE GLAZOV
    Glazov Gang: Inside The Palestinian Death Cult AUG 16, 2019 7:59 AM BY JAMIE GLAZOV This new edition of The Glazov Gang features Dr. Jason D. Hill, a professor of philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago, and a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. His areas of specialization include ethics, social and political philosophy, American foreign policy and American politics. He is the author of several books, including We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People. Follow him on Twitter: @JasonDhill6. Dr. Hill sheds disturbing light on The Palestinian Death Cult, unveiling an Islamic culture...
  • Guns? It's young men who are the problem

    08/16/2019 6:59:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/15/2019 | Tucker Carlson & Neil Patel
    One thing about tragedies: They reveal people for who they really are. In the past two weeks, we’ve learned a lot about our media and political class. Our country endured two separate and horrifying mass shootings, one in El Paso, Texas, and the other in Dayton, Ohio. Between them, at least 31 people were murdered. Two massacres, back to back. It’s tempting to look for themes that connect them, but if there are any, they’re not political. One gunman appeared to be a Trump voter. The other supported Sen. Elizabeth Warren. There’s no obvious ideological lesson here. But that hasn’t...
  • New JO Deck Course Showing Results, Boosting Young SWOs’ Competency

    08/16/2019 6:47:43 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 15, 2019 4:56 PM | Megan Eckstein
    New JO Deck Course Showing Results, Boosting Young SWOs’ Competency By: Megan Eckstein August 15, 2019 1:05 PM • Updated: August 15, 2019 4:56 PM SAN DIEGO – The Navy is continuing its drive to better train junior surface warfare officers, rolling out new courses in San Diego and Norfolk to try to increase the overall proficiency of these officers before they show up to ships. In the aftermath of two fatal destroyer collisions in 2017, the Navy set up a pilot Junior Officer of the Deck course at the Surface Warfare Officer Schools (SWOS) Command in Newport, R.I. The...
  • The Five Stages of Homofascism - A Primer on “Gay Supremacy” in America

    08/16/2019 3:42:07 AM PDT · by fwdude · 18 replies
    Scott Lively Ministries ^ | June 30, 2019 | Scott Lively
    Comments of Dr. Scott Lively on the 4th Anniversary of Obergefell v Hodges, June 26, 2019, US Supreme Court, Washington DC I am Dr. Scott Lively and I’m here to explain how the LGBT movement gained legal, cultural and political supremacy over Christianity in America in just 50 years. It advanced through five stages and four supreme court rulings. The Five Stages of Homofascism are: 1. Tolerance 2. Acceptance 3. Celebration 4. Forced Participation 5. Punishment of Dissenters The original goal of the LGBT movement in the 1950s was tolerance, what Dale Jennings of the Mattachine Society called “The right...
  • UK: Afghan Muslim asylum seeker, with ‘desire to kill English people’ is jailed for 21 years

    08/15/2019 10:26:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | AUGUST 15, 2019
    UK: Afghan Muslim asylum seeker, with ‘desire to kill English people’ is jailed for 21 years after frenzied knife attacks on Tesco shopper and two other strangers during south London rampage AUGUST 15, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Samiulahaq Akbari, 22, was caught on CCTV walking into the Tesco Extra in Thornton Heath, south London, on January 8. Akbari tapped a customer on the shoulder and asked for his nationality. Daily Mail (h/t Mary C) He then took a swing at the victim, Mr Speight, with a ten-inch kitchen knife when he said he was from the UK.Mr Speight managed to kick...
  • Muslim cleric killed by a cow that was about to have its throat cut while fully conscious

    08/15/2019 10:17:12 PM PDT · by robowombat · 54 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | AUGUST 15, 2019
    INDONESIA: Muslim cleric killed by a cow that was about to have its throat cut while fully conscious AUGUST 15, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM Muslims recently celebrated Eid al-Adha, the Islamic festival of animal torture and sacrifice. Muslims inflict unnecessary agony on millions of helpless animals (sheep, goats, cows, camels) that are forced to have their necks cut so they bleed to death slowly while fully conscious and writhing in pain, which could take several minutes depending on the size of the animal. TheJakartaPost (h/t RF) A Muslim cleric who was set to participate in qurban (animal sacrifice) during Sunday’s Idul...
  • Open Borders Inc.: Who’s Funding the Wicked War on ICE?

    08/15/2019 12:46:49 PM PDT · by rktman · 6 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 8/14/2019 | michelle malkin
    All the gun control zealots out in full force last week have apparently gone to the beach. An alarming shooting took place at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio on Tuesday. Local media reported that “multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE officials.” But the Second Amendment saboteurs were AWOL. Hello? Hello? Anybody home? Federal government workers are under literal fire for enforcing our immigration laws and protecting America. But the left-wing Moms Demand Action ignored the story. So did the anti-gun Brady Campaign agitators. And the usual stampede of camera-hogging Democratic presidential candidates...
  • WATCH: Kamala Utilizes Philly Shooting To Promote Her Gun Control Plan

    08/15/2019 12:35:07 PM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/14/2019 | Beth Baumann
    It's no secret that Democrats, particularly those who are running for president, want to enact strict gun control laws. They've each come up with their own "plans" that with supposedly curb mass shootings and end gun violence. California Sen. Kamala Harris came out in full force back in April, saying if elected president, she would give Congress 100 days to "get their act together and have the courage to pass gun safety laws" or she would use executive action to make her proposal a reality. Apparently Kamala believes in her plan so much that she believes it would have stopped...
  • The planets are young (1) Mercury and Venus

    08/15/2019 10:59:07 AM PDT · by fishtank · 35 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 14 August 2019 (GMT+10) | Russell Grigg
    The planets are young (1) Mercury and Venus by Russell Grigg Published: 14 August 2019 (GMT+10) In May and June 2019, the BBC TV showed British audiences a five-episode series about our solar system, narrated by Professor Brian Cox and titled The Planets. It was aired in Australia by ABC-Channel 2 in July–August 2019. Our response is titled “The planets are young”. We shall discuss Cox’s claimed long ages and evolutionary origin of these planets vs recent creation for them as described in the Bible, and see which scenario fits the evidence the best. We start with the first episode,...