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  • 4 more DePaul students were mugged overnight, one was battered, another pistol-whipped

    09/24/2023 3:52:46 PM PDT · by CFW · 58 replies
    CWBChicago ^ | 9/24/23 | staff
    CHICAGO — At least four more DePaul University students were robbed on the school’s Lincoln Park campus last night. It’s the latest in a string of violent crimes on the campus. In the first incident, an 18-year-old woman, an 18-year-old man, and a 16-year-old girl were robbed while seated in the school’s quad on the 2300 block of North Seminary, according to Chicago police. Two men approached them around 10:10 p.m. Saturday and one robber demanded property from the older victims. Another robber battered and robbed the 16-year-old, CPD said.Both robbers fled in a silver sedan, a Chicago police spokesperson...
  • They’re Pushing Us Because They Assume We Won’t Push Back

    09/22/2023 5:25:17 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 22 Sep, 2023 | Allan J. Feifer
    I’m angry; you will understand why by the time I finish. We are transitioning into what might be called the Post-America period. All the pillars of a free Republic are under attack. Forces are surging from all sides, led by Progressives who sense they have us on the run. During war, you send scouts out ahead to reconnoiter in advance of your main force. The Progressive scouts are sending messages “meeting light to no resistance.” Progressives are emboldened, believing that whatever they do is working, and their victory is in sight. Let me explain why I hope they may be...
  • Who’s Left Holding the Bag – The Progressives Playbook

    09/22/2023 4:12:40 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 4 replies
    Jellyfish News ^ | September 21 2023 | Edward Haugland
    They started as leaders – calling for sanctuary cities and states, and anyone who opposes the illegal invasion racist. They then move on to playing the victim – as you see now. They do not call to close the borders but do call federal money and troops. They will soon move to being the champion – not for legal citizens, but for millions of the illegals as the call for voting rights, access to jobs, and ensuring humanity by providing free healthcare, education, and social services.
  • IN-DEPTH: 'We Had to Take Action': New Mexico Referendum Project Aims to Rescind Six Progressive Laws Using Rights Granted in State Constitution

    09/17/2023 4:13:21 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 9/16/23 | Matt McGregor
    A grassroots movement is challenging six laws passed in the New Mexico state legislature that its organizers say threaten their communities, infringe upon parental rights, and compromise the election process. “People are starting to realize that this is not the state that they grew up in,” Larry Marker, an independent oil and gas producer who is a part of the group that initiated the Referendum Project, told The Epoch Times. The nonpartisan Referendum Project's mission is supported by Article IV, Section 1 of the state constitution, which gives citizens the right to “reserve the power to disapprove, suspend and annul...
  • Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson Wants to Open City-Owned Grocery Stores

    09/15/2023 1:19:43 PM PDT · by libstripper · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept. 15, 2023 | Jordan Dixon-Hamilton
    Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson (D) is looking into opening taxpayer-funded, city-owned grocery stores in areas in which businesses have pulled out due to rampant crime. Johnson announced a partnership with the Economic Security Project to look into the possibility of opening city-owned grocery stores. The first step in the partnership will be to perform a feasibility study, but the city did not provide a timeline, the Chicago Tribune reported. Johnson claimed his administration is “committed to advancing innovative, whole-of-government approaches to address these inequities.”
  • Whoa Canada! Traffic Injuries Up Nearly 500% After Pot Legalization

    09/07/2023 12:28:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sep. 7, 2023 | Alex Mitchell
    New research has connected the rise of pot culture to a near 500% increase in traffic-related injuries in Canada over 12 years — especially since the legalization of recreational marijuana in 2018, the University of Ottawa and partners said. Their study was published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Network Open. “Our findings highlight a concerning increase in cannabis-involvement in traffic-injury emergency visits over time, with even sharper spikes following the phases of legalization and commercialization,” lead author Dr. Daniel Myran said in a statement of the 475% rise. “Conversely, alcohol-involvement in traffic injury [emergency department] visits did not increase over...
  • Short-staffed Austin police urge robbery victims not to call 911 as crime ravages city

    09/05/2023 10:59:09 AM PDT · by thegagline · 74 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 09/05/2023 | Andrea Vacchiano
    Austin police in Texas are asking residents to call 311 if they get robbed near an ATM as the department struggles amid an increase in urban crime and staffing shortages. The Austin Police Department posted a graphic in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, to urge residents to call 311 or make an online report if they’re robbed – 311 is a number usually used for non-emergency requests, as opposed to 911. “Even if you are cautious & follow all the safety advice, you may still become the unfortunate victim of a robbery,” the Austin Police Department wrote...
  • Americans are fleeing blue states in droves over taxes and crime. Illinois leads the pack

    09/05/2023 8:47:31 AM PDT · by CFW · 101 replies
    Just the News ^ | 9/4/23 | Madeline Hubbard
    For the fourth year in a row, Illinois tops the list of states where Americans are fleeing as residents struggle with high taxes, crime and a soft economy, according to a new report from the moving company Allied Van Lines.Since 2019, Illinois has consistently had more outbound moves than inbound moves with Allied than any other state, according to the moving company's latest U.S. Migration report.For the past four years in Illinois, more than 65% of all interstate moves involved residents leaving the state compared to less than 35% of moves that involved people coming to Illinois.After Illinois, California, New...
  • Opinion: Nordic countries are too conservative for the American progressives who idolize them

    08/22/2023 3:46:06 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies ^ | FEBRUARY 9, 2023 | BY GRANT HAUN
    For many years, progressives and self-avowed socialists have touted a small group of countries as models for the cushy welfare state they hope to create in the US: the Nordic states. Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and Iceland offer extensive welfare benefits to their citizens, and many on the American left have taken this as evidence that socialism works... However, there is a reality that has received less attention in this debate: despite being modern in many ways, the Nordic countries have retained much of their traditional cultures, elements of which are repugnant to the worldview of American progressives. These nations...
  • Progressive calls for climate emergency swell after Biden says he ‘practically’ declared one (only 7.41 years left)

    08/18/2023 12:31:44 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 8/16/23 | Rachel Frazin
    resident Biden’s comment that he had “practically” declared a climate emergency is reigniting calls on the left for him to actually take such action. The White House has not announced any explicit climate emergency declarations. Biden appeared poised to do so last year when talks on his signature climate legislation stalled, but he did not ultimately take the step. After the president was asked during a recent Weather Channel interview if he was prepared to declare a climate emergency, however, he at first said he already had. When pressed, he said he had done so “in practice” and practically speaking....
  • California keeps electing progressive DAs — then pushing to recall them

    08/17/2023 6:57:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/15/23 | Jeremy B. White
    OAKLAND, Calif. - The top prosecutor for a San Francisco Bay Area county was playing defense as she absorbed criticism from furious residents of its largest city - a tense meeting that felt like a proxy for a mounting recall fight. People packed a church in an affluent Oakland neighborhood in late July to demand progressive Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price answer for disturbingly pervasive carjackings and assaults, often shouting questions over her answers. “I voted for you, but I don’t feel safe here,” said a woman who described being pulled out of her car, at gunpoint, on a...
  • How Portland progressives helped a deranged man kill the mother of his children

    08/06/2023 9:05:23 AM PDT · by CFW · 19 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 8/4/23 | John Sexton
    [snip] It’s the story of a murder that took place in Portland. Her name was Rachael Abraham. She’d dated a man named Mohamed Osman Adan. Adan was violent. "The beatings escalated after Rachael and Mo split. He would break in after midnight, the girls sleeping through his punching Rachael, choking her, telling her she was going to die. One night, he put a gun to her head. She was still shaking when the Portland, Oregon, police got there and told her she could request a no-contact order. “When I told him I was leaving him, he told me that he...
  • Progressive Online Media Very Worried About European 'Far Right,' in Finland, Yet Doesn't Care to Understand It

    08/04/2023 11:02:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/04/2023 | Ben Bartee
    (The initial headline I was working with was “… doesn’t understand it.” But, upon reflection, I changed it because, in fact, the liberal ruling class and media does understand it at the elite level; they just don’t care because they pursue their own interests not aligned with the populations’ whom they govern. Hence the new title: “… doesn’t care to understand it.”)The Majority Report — which bills itself as an ultra-progressive dissident media outlet but in fact merely repackages MSNBC-style Democrat Party talking points for a millennial/zoomer audience — recently brought on a PhD candidate from the University of Toronto...
  • ‘It’s Going to Rip Us Apart’: Georgia County Plans Reparations Study, Can’t Fund Basic Infrastructure

    07/16/2023 6:27:50 AM PDT · by CFW · 71 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/15/23 | ELAINE MALLON
    Fulton County, Georgia, is the latest to move forward with a $210,000 taxpayer-funded study to evaluate if reparations for residents who are descendants of slaves are practical. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted four to two in favor of the measure to fund the study led by the Atlanta University Center and county leadership, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. Commissioner Khadijah Abdur-Rahman, who voted in favor of the measure, said this study will bring on five researchers who will explore if reparations are warranted. [snip] “The study specifically excludes initiatives after 1980 because that data would reveal that the taxpayers...
  • Antifa militants federally indicted over explosive attack outside Michael Knowles event in Pittsburgh

    07/05/2023 6:57:08 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | 7/4/23 | Jarryd Jaeger
    Two Antifa militants have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Pennsylvania on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder. Brian DiPippa, 36, and his 40-year-old wife, Krystal, allegedly carried out an explosive attack outside an event featuring the Daily Wire's Michael Knowles at the University of Pittsburgh in April. "Brian DiPippa ignited and dropped two homemade smoke bomb containers in and around a line of persons waiting to enter the O’Hara Student Center," the indictment states. It goes on to note that when Pitt Police officers tried to prevent protestors from entering the building...
  • Gen Zers make ‘difficult’ employees, managers say

    06/30/2023 5:33:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 117 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/30/2023 | DANIEL DE VISÉ
    Three-quarters of bosses find Generation Z workers a trifle difficult, a corporate survey has found. A poll of 1,344 managers and business leaders by found that 74 percent consider Gen Z employees more challenging than older staffers. Pressed for specifics, employers did not mince words. “They think they’re better than you, smarter than you, more capable than you, and they will tell you to your face,” said Akpan Ukeme, head of human resources at SGK Global Shipping Services. Generation Z is the youngest cohort in the American workforce, with birth years starting around 1997. Many surveys and studies have...
  • Why Are Young Progressives So Unhappy?

    06/11/2023 7:14:04 AM PDT · by Rev M. Bresciani · 41 replies
    New American Prophet ^ | June 11, 2023 | Joseph Backholm
    We know America is experiencing a mental health crisis, but the Youth Risk Behavior Survey recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) illustrates just how serious the problem has become for America’s young people. In 2021, almost three in five teenage girls felt persistent sadness.
  • Cracks form among progressive Democrats over debt limit as party leaders stand firm

    05/31/2023 12:22:11 PM PDT · by CFW · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/31/23 | Cami Mondeaux
    Just hours before the House is set to meet for a vote to raise the debt ceiling, several progressive Democrats have come out in opposition to the bill and say they won’t assist House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in pushing the legislation across the finish line. Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) announced she would be voting against the bill on Wednesday, setting the stage for several other progressive lawmakers to fall in line behind her. Jayapal told Axios that a “majority of the caucus” opposes the bill, which “could be” enough for them to actively whip against the...
  • The anti-Zionist Soros - anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian war

    05/28/2023 8:04:00 PM PDT · by Milagros · 7 replies
    Various sources in post
    The anti-Zionist Soros anti-Israel war Some links:User, Mod (2016-08-18). Jewish Billionaire George Soros Funds Groups That Support Boycotts Of Israel Bnai Brith. Israel, David (2016-08-14). DC Leaks Publishes George Soros’ Files Showing Millions Contributed to Anti-Israel Causes. JewishPress. Muqata, Jameel (2016-08-14). Soros’ Strategy: “Raise the Cost of the Occupation”, JewishPress. Leaked files show how George Soros is going after Israel through Israeli-Arabs. Tobin, Jonathan S. (2022-08-24). J Street backs terror-linked NGOs that also take Soros’s cash JNS. Shapiro, Dmitriy (2022-08-24). AIPAC attacks J Street for financial backing from billionaire George Soros JNS. Solomon, Ariel Ben (2018-09-03). Iran admits to having...
  • Girls' Sports Cannot Exclude Boys [semi-satire]

    05/24/2023 9:51:06 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2023 | John Semmens
    In testimony at a House Education Committee hearing, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona defended the Biden Administration's plan to modify Title IX rules that would bar federal aid to schools that exclude biological males from participating in girls' sports. "Our goal is to make all students feel welcome," Cardona said. "We don't think it's fair that a person born with a penis should be barred from being on the girls' teams for a birth defect over which that person had no control." Rep. Jim Banks (R-IN) pointed out that "biological males have some physical traits that would give them an...