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  • Go way back in the Big Apple! Stunning high-quality video shows 1911 NYC when horses [tr]

    04/19/2018 5:58:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    New York City has gone through a lot of changes - and now people are getting a the chance to see what the Big Apple looked like more than 100 years ago. The Museum of Modern Art released surprisingly clear footage of what life was like in New York in 1911. The video, a part of the museum's June 2017 collection, was filmed by a team of cameramen with the Swedish company Svenska Biografteatern. The cameramen were sent around the world to take photos and videos of well-known places.
  • Garcetti 2020? Are You Kidding? [LA Mayor] [ed]

    04/19/2018 5:38:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2018 | Jared Whitley
    What makes the mayor of highly polluted, crime-ridden, poorly run Los Angeles think he should run the country? With no clear frontrunner, it’s open season among Democrats for 2020. Every day there’s a new contender throwing their hat into the ring (or any other article of clothing that self-identifies as a hat). Stretching to find a candidate is symptomatic of the Democrats’ losses under President Obama: Governors make great presidential nominees, but the Democrats have so few governors left to choose from they have to get creative. So a position that’s getting unusual attention is that of mayor. Last week...
  • Enoch Powell’s Immigration Speech, 50 Years Later

    04/19/2018 5:34:42 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | April 19, 2018 | Douglas Murray
    The 20th of this month marks a significant anniversary in Britain. For it is the 50th anniversary of what is probably the most famous — and certainly the most notorious — speech by any mainstream politician since the war. On April 20, 1968, Enoch Powell gave a speech to the Conservative Political Centre in Birmingham on the subject of Commonwealth migration, integration, and possible re-emigration. It was a carefully chosen moment, and a carefully chosen intervention from a man who was then the shadow defense minister in the Conservative opposition of Edward Heath. Powell knew what he was about to...
  • Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image

    04/18/2018 12:37:08 PM PDT · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | April 17, 2018 | Paulina Neuding
    Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks. In a period of two weeks earlier this year, five explosions took place in the country. It’s not unusual these days — Swedes have grown accustomed to headlines of violent crime, witness intimidation and gangland executions. In a country long renowned for its safety, voters cite “law and order” as the most important issue ahead of the general election in September. The topic of crime is sensitive, however,...
  • Too Many Men [India/China Gender Imbalance]

    04/18/2018 12:17:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 18, 2018 | Simon Denyer and Annie Gowen
    cultural preferences, government decree and modern medical technology in the world’s two largest countries has created a gender imbalance on a continental scale. Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India. The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching: Beyond an epidemic of loneliness, the imbalance distorts labor markets, drives up savings rates in China and drives down consumption, artificially inflates certain property values, and parallels increases in violent crime, trafficking or prostitution in a growing number of locations.
  • Eric Holder: I'm Considering Running For President

    04/18/2018 10:55:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 17, 2018 | Ian Schwartz
    Former Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday night he is considering running for president in an interview on MSNBC. "I'm thinking about it but I have not made any determinations," he told MSNBC host Chris Hayes. The discussion:
  • ‘We’re Out of Options’: Doctors Battle Drug-Resistant Typhoid Outbreak

    04/18/2018 10:45:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2018 | Emily Baumgaertner
    The first known epidemic of extensively drug-resistant typhoid is spreading through Pakistan, infecting at least 850 people in 14 districts since 2016, according to the National Institute of Health Islamabad. The typhoid strain, resistant to five types of antibiotics, is expected to disseminate globally, replacing weaker strains where they are endemic. Experts have identified only one remaining oral antibiotic — azithromycin — to combat it; one more genetic mutation could make typhoid untreatable in some areas.
  • Team backed by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen discovers wreck of USS Helena that was sunk by [tr]

    04/18/2018 10:06:04 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Microsoft co-founder's mission to locate sunken warships in the South Pacific has chalked up another victory with the discovery of the USS Helena nearly 75 years after it was sunk by Japanese torpedoes in the waters off the Solomon Islands. Paul Allen's team searches for the ships to 'bring the history back into a relevant conversation,' said Janet Greenlee, a spokeswoman for Allen's Vulcan Inc. 'He wants to honor those that have served and are serving.' The wreckage of the Helena was found on March 23, about a half mile below the surface of the New Georgia Sound. The team...
  • Diaz-Canel tapped to steer Cuba through post-Castro uncertainty

    04/18/2018 9:31:31 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    AFP ^ | April 18, 2018 | Staff
    Cuba turns to a model Communist Party official, Miguel Diaz-Canel, to steer it through a period of uncertainty when it finally turns the page on the Castro era in a vote on Thursday. The 57-year-old First Vice President is the pre-ordained choice of Raul Castro as he steps down, ensuring that the vote in the National Assembly to appoint him will be little more than a formality.
  • A plea for solidarity with people who don't order stuff at Starbucks

    04/18/2018 8:50:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 18, 2018 | David Goldman aka Spengler
    What the late Lionel Trilling used to call the liberal imagination was captured by the plight of two black men who went to a Philadelphia Starbucks and didn't order anything. 8,000 Starbucks stores closed yesterday for sensitivity training and the conscience of an anguished world pulsated with guilt and grief over the arrest of the two men, whose only offense was to stand there. The two men were exactly right: The right thing to do in Starbucks is not to order anything, because the coffee is disgusting. Starbucks' response, to be sure, was incommensurate with the problem: Rather than subject...
  • Kent State asks, 'Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion?'

    04/18/2018 8:28:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | April 18, 2018 | Teddy Hertz
    Kent State University hosted an event Tuesday titled “Is Christianity the White Man’s Religion?” The event featured various cosponsors such as the Impact Movement, UHURU Magazine, the Jude 3 Project, and the university itself. The event featured a panel of 3 speakers: Lisa Fields MDIV, the founder of the Jude 3 Project, Sho Baraka, and Vince Bantu PhD.
  • Stanford Professor: Dungeons and Dragons Perpetuates Systems of White, Male Privilege

    04/18/2018 5:10:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2018 | Tim Ciccotta
    A professor of education at Stanford University argues in a recent academic journal article that the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons perpetuates white privilege. Standford University Professor Antero Garcia argues in an academic journal article that the popular game Dungeons and Dragons perpetuates systems of privilege.
  • Report: Jewish Teen Belt-Whipped, Abused on Berlin Street by Muslim Attacker

    04/18/2018 5:08:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2018 | Simon Kent
    A Jewish teenager wearing a traditional kippah claims he was attacked on a Berlin street by a Muslim assailant who whipped him with a belt in an anti-Semitic attack. Video of the incident shows the attacker – who was part of a gang of three – repeatedly whipping the teen with his belt while calling out, “Yahudi,” or “Jew” in Arabic, before he is stopped by a passerby. The incident, filmed on the victim’s mobile phone, took place at the Helmholtzplatz, a public park in the Prenzlauer Berg part of Berlin. It can be seen below:
  • What happens when a church dedicated to fighting white supremacy is accused of it

    04/17/2018 4:44:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 17, 2018 | Michelle Boorstein
  • Starbucks faces image crisis after arrest of 2 black men

    04/17/2018 4:05:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP ^ | April 17, 2018 | Alexandra Olson
    Three years ago, Starbucks was widely ridiculed for trying to start a national conversation on race relations by asking its employees to write the words "Race Together" on coffee cups. The initiative, though it backfired, was in line with the company's longstanding effort to project a progressive and inclusive image. The company is now through the looking glass, trying to tamp down a racially charged uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores in Philadelphia. How could Starbucks, which once urged its employees to start conversations about race with customers, now be under fire for...
  • As if economy class wasn't packed enough… the standing-up airplane seats that will [tr]

    04/17/2018 12:01:34 PM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 18, 2018 | Ted Thornhill
    Economy class cabins may be about to resemble sardine tins rather than cattle trucks in the near future. That’s because an Italian seat manufacturer has unveiled seating that’s so upright passengers using it will practically be standing up. Should any carriers install it, they will be able to cram in more fliers than ever before, in a formation that’s known in the industry as ‘ultra-high density’.
  • Macron: Europe Entering Age of ‘Unprecedented’ Mass Migration, ‘Shares Destiny’ with Africa

    04/17/2018 11:00:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 17, 2018 | Virginia Hale
    ‘Bombshell’ population growth in Africa means Europe is entering an “unprecedented” age of mass migration, Emmanuel Macron has said, asserting that the two continents’ destinies are “bound”. “The migratory phenomenon we are facing will be historic,” declared the French president in a television appearance Sunday night, when he announced that “great poverty”, “climate change”, and “geopolitical conflicts” will see Africans flooding into Europe “for many years to come”.
  • Clean up San Francisco’s streets, tourist industry pleads

    04/17/2018 8:56:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | April 17, 2018 | Heather Knight
    As president of S.F. Travel, the city’s visitors bureau, Joe D’Alessandro’s job is to promote San Francisco. You’d think he’d be hyping the city’s gorgeous vistas, top-notch restaurants and glorious museums. Sure, San Francisco has great facets worthy of postcards and travel books, but it also has a worsening underbelly that D’Alessandro says he can no longer gloss over. People injecting themselves with drugs in broad daylight, their dirty needles and other garbage strewn on the sidewalks. Tent camps. Human feces. The threatening behavior of some people who appear either mentally ill or high. Petty theft.
  • Under military rule, Venezuela oil workers quit in a stampede

    04/17/2018 5:59:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 17, 2018 | Deisy Buitrago, and Alexandra Ulmer
    Chauffeured around in a sleek black pick-up, the head of Venezuela’s oil industry, Major General Manuel Quevedo, last month toured a joint venture with U.S. major Chevron. Flanked by other trucks carrying security guards, Quevedo passed a handful of workers waiting by an oil well cluster. They wanted a word with the OPEC nation’s oil minister and president of its state-run oil firm, PDVSA [PDVSA.UL], about the sorry state of the company.
  • Dogs lived and died with humans 10,000 years ago in the Americas

    04/17/2018 5:40:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Science News ^ | April 16, 2018 | Bruce Bower
    A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas. Radiocarbon dating of the dogs’ bones shows they were 1,500 years older than thought, zooarchaeologist Angela Perri said April 13 at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. The previous age estimate was based on a radiocarbon analysis of burned wood found in one of the animals’ graves. Until now, nearly 9,300-year-old remains of dogs eaten by humans at a Texas site were the oldest physical evidence of American canines.