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  • Vaya con Dios, Senor Sánchez: And Thanks For All the Beans!

    01/11/2019 7:00:25 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-11-19 | MOTUS
    Now wait: before you jump to conclusions, call me a racist, report me to Facebook and YouTube, allow me to explain.Look I know the news is compelling: Will PDJT declare a national emergency and dispatch the Army Corps of Engineers? Will Ruthie announce her retirement as rumored? Let’s not get caught up in speculation today when we should be honoring the memory of a truly great icon.I’m sad to report that the coffee farmer who embodied the essence of Colombian coffee with his portrayal of Juan Valdez - Carlos Sánchez Jaramillo of Medellín - died at age 83 in late...
  • U.S. anti-kidnap expert kidnapped in Mexico

    12/15/2008 12:23:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 906+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 12/15/08 | Robin Emmott
    MONTERREY, Mexico (Reuters) – Mexican gunmen have kidnapped a U.S. security consultant who negotiated the release of dozens of kidnap victims in Latin America. Gunmen abducted Felix Batista outside a restaurant last Wednesday in the relatively safe northern industrial city of Saltillo in Coahuila state, Mexican authorities and his employer, security consultancy ASI Global, said on Monday. Batista, a Miami-based Cuban American credited with negotiating the release of victims abducted by Colombian rebels, was snatched after he stepped outside the restaurant, answering a call on his cellular phone, Mexican media said. The U.S. embassy in Mexico City said it was...
  • Jesus Calling[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2018 3:27:21 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    I AM calling to you from The Garden of My Sacred heart My Beloved One And it is only as you make Me Alone your first fruit in every part of your life and breath that My Manifold Wisdom becomes your crowning glory for it is as you come and take My Hand in yours that we Truly BECOME ONE !
  • Desperate women fleeing Venezuela sell hair, breast milk, sex to get by

    12/22/2018 1:16:06 PM PST · by Baynative · 83 replies
    Fox ^ | 12/22/18 | Hollie McKay
    Thousands upon thousands of Venezuelans pour into Colombia over the crowd cross-country bridge, their faces gaunt, carrying little more than a backpack. Rail-thin women cradle their tiny babies, and beg along the trash-strewn gutters. Teens hawk everything from cigarettes to sweets and water for small change. The young, the old and the disabled cluster around the lone Western Union office – recently established to deal with the Venezuelan influx – in the hopes of receiving or sending a few dollars to send home. Without passports or work permits, the Venezuelans – many with university degrees or decent jobs in what...
  • Today's Whites and Blacks Take Credit for What Their Ancestors Did

    12/12/2018 12:04:41 PM PST · by rebuildus · 33 replies
    PRRooney.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    There’s an interesting story out there—a white male Columbia University student joyfully exclaimed his love for white people on a viral video shown on Twitter. “Europeans built the modern world,” he said.. “We invented science and industry and you want to tell us to stop because, ‘Oh my God, we’re so bad.’ We invented the modern world.” The student, later identified as Julian von Abele, a sophomore at the school, appeared a bit “toasted,” to use a word known to college students everywhere. If he was, maybe it helped him get up the courage to tell the un-tellable truth in...
  • I Was Kicked Off Stage by College Students. Did I Deserve It?

    12/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    NY Times ^ | December 7, 2018 | Nimesh Patel
    I’ve experienced a lot of strange things while performing comedy: Rosario Dawson made fun of me while I was bombing in front of hundreds of Bernie Sanders fans. I once had to tell the crowd mid-show that the venue was closing for an impromptu health inspection. On Nov. 30, I performed stand-up as part of an annual event put on by the Asian-American Alliance at Columbia, and about 20 minutes into the show, my microphone was cut off. It wasn’t because of some fire code violation, or because some violently drunk heckler and I were about to fistfight. It was...
  • Former SNL writer booted from college event for ‘offensive’ jokes: report

    12/04/2018 4:20:15 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 4, 2018 | Bradford Betz
    A former Saturday Night Live writer and comedian was booted mid-set while performing stand-up comedy at an event hosted by Columbia University’s Asian American Alliance because his jokes were deemed “racist” and “homophobic,"
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • 'They got me. I’m afraid.’: Swastikas spray-painted on a Jewish professor’s office at Columbia

    11/29/2018 10:59:43 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 91 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 29, 2018 | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    The psychology professor pulled open the heavy oak doors of Horace Mann Hall, which boasts 16-foot ceilings and varnished wood floors, and headed to her fourth-floor office. Filing in behind her were students preparing for a 1:30 p.m. lab meeting Wednesday. As they entered her workspace, they passed a mezuza, a small box containing Hebrew religious texts, affixed to her doorpost. But the sight that met them next made the professor and her students stop in their tracks. Anti-Semitic graffiti had been spray-painted on the office walls of Elizabeth Midlarsky, a clinical psychologist and Holocaust scholar at Columbia’s Teachers College...
  • Military Investigation Services along with State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies

    11/28/2018 12:26:54 AM PST · by barmag25 · 31 replies
    Department Of Justice ^ | 11/27/18 | DOJ
    The press conference will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the South Carolina Department of Corrections, located at 4460 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210 Columbia, South Carolina --- United States Attorney Sherri Lydon announced that a press conference will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. at the Department of Corrections, located at 4460 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Represented at the press conference will be members of the Naval Criminal Investigative Services (NCIS), U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Command (CID), Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI), Department of Defense Criminal Investigative Services (DCIS), Internal...
  • Obama on Wrong Side of Honduras Dispute, GOP Lawmaker Warns (what else is new)

    05/24/2011 3:46:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 5/24/11 | Patrick Goodenough
    An agreement signed in Colombia this week allowing the ousted former Honduran president, Manuel Zelaya, to return home and resume political activity without fear of prosecution marks “a great day” for the Honduran people, according to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. But in the view of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, the accord sets the stage for Zelaya and his leftist ally, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, to further damage democracy in the small Central American country. “Hugo Chavez’s handprints are all over this deal,” Ros-Lehtinen said in a statement. “He can’t wait to have Zelaya...
  • A Winter-Coat Heavyweight Gives Trump’s Trade War the Cold Shoulder (Columbia produces ZERO in USA)

    11/24/2018 12:51:27 AM PST · by cba123 · 68 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | November 23, 2018 | By Jim Tankersley
    PORTLAND, Ore. — Columbia Sportswear has spent years designing ski jackets and hiking boots to withstand the elements: wind, rain, snow and, increasingly, tariffs. Located on a sprawling campus adorned with hanging canoes, the 80-year-old retailer has long protected its outdoor gear from the whims of Washington by engaging in what the company calls “tariff engineering” — adjusting its products to lessen import taxes on materials from outside the United States like rubber soles, zippers and waterproof nylon. But now Columbia worries that its approach is under threat from a president whose trade strategy leaves little room for American companies...
  • Mexican Journalist Reveals the Truth About the Caravan

    11/19/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | Nov 19, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Mexican journalist Alex Backman has released a stunning expose on the caravan from Central America. He says the migrants are robbing and stealing in Mexico. They carjack cars containing just one occupant. There are even accounts of rapes. Many of the migrants will not let people film them. If they see someone filming them through a car window, they stop the car and demand the phone. Backman suspects the reason they don’t want to be filmed is because they have criminal histories. He said the Mexican president hasn’t done anything to stop it. The Mexican government is instead providing them...
  • BREAKING: 5 officers shot in South Carolina active shooter incident, police say

    10/03/2018 3:19:25 PM PDT · by aomagrat · 28 replies
    WSB TV ^ | 03 October 2018 | WSB
    FLORENCE, S.C. - Five law enforcement officers were shot in an active shooter situation in Florence, South Carolina, Wednesday afternoon, according to our ABC affilate WPDE in Myrtle Beach. Officials say three Florence Co. deputies and two Florence City police officers were injured. Their conditions are unclear. The incident took place at at the Vintage Place subdivision off Hoffmeyer Road in West Florence, a community about an hour-and-a-half east of Columbia. Emergency management officials are urging people to stay away from the area.
  • A Married Woman and Her Lover Called an Uber to Go to a Hotel—Her Husband Was the Driver

    09/29/2018 10:55:10 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 34 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | 9/28/2018 | Staff
    A married woman in Colombia and her lover were caught off guard when they called an Uber to head to a motel and the driver turned out to be the woman’s husband. Identified only as Yeimy, the woman and her lover, Jesús Barrios, had kept their affair secret for more than a year, the Colombian newspaper El Espectador reported Thursday. But this week they were caught when they called an Uber and Yeimy’s husband was unexpectedly in the driver’s seat. On Tuesday, Yeimy and Jesús met up in the city of Santa Marta and decided to head to a motel...
  • Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Will Deploy to Colombia to Care for Venezuelan Refugees

    08/24/2018 8:43:25 AM PDT · by robowombat · 19 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 20, 2018 4:57 PM | Ben Werner
    Navy Hospital Ship USNS Comfort Will Deploy to Colombia to Care for Venezuelan Refugees The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrives in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Oct. 3, 2017. Comfort will help support Hurricane Maria aid and relief operations. US Air Force photo. THE PENTAGON — The Navy’s hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) is being deployed to Colombia this fall to provide medical care to a growing regional humanitarian crisis, as Venezuelans steadily pour over the border to escape a deteriorating health and political climate. While visiting Colombia late last week, U.S. Secretary of Defense James...
  • Venezuelan leader 'survives drone attack' and blames Colombia

    08/05/2018 9:25:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018
    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech, officials said. Mr Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced on Saturday after hearing the sound of an explosion pierce the air. He was giving a speech to hundreds of soldiers in Caracas which was being broadcast live on television when the incident occurred. “This was an attempt to kill me,” the 55-year-old said later in an impassioned retelling of the events. "Today they attempted to assassinate me." A uniformed official bleeds from...
  • Doug Ford Is Dead Right, Injection Sites Dead Wrong

    07/09/2018 10:18:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/09/18 | Dr. Gifford Jones
    History shows that more money, more social workers, and injections sites will end in failure Not all the lunatics are in the asylum. Why? Because federal prison officials are providing needles to prisoners so they can inject themselves with illegal drugs. Now, Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, is being criticized for damning the use of injection sites in prison and in Canadian cities. Condoning drug use is the most illogical way to combat North America’s opioid epidemic. But what else would work? The drug problem is like a cancerous growth that kills, not just people. Look at what has happened...
  • James Woods asks for photo evidence that Obama attended Columbia, Twitter explodes

    04/17/2018 6:56:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 181 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | 4/16/2016 | Joe Newby
    On Saturday, actor James Woods reached out to alumni of Columibia University, asking for photo evidence that former President Barack Obama actually attended the school. As of this writing, the tweet received over 35,000 likes and was shared over 14,000 times. “Hey, if any of you went to Columbia University and recall Barack Obama as a student there, would you please respond with a tweet and a pic of him at Columbia? Thanks,” he tweeted.
  • Columbia Student Complains About Professor Saying 'Negro' During Lesson About 1960’s

    04/06/2018 2:40:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 6, 2018 | Alex Griswold
    A Columbia University student publicly complained about her professor using the word "Negro," even though he said it in a lesson about 1960s America. The Columbia Daily Spector ran a story Thursday about what happens "when professors make racially insensitive remarks." The paper cited a complaint by student Maria Fernanda Martinez of a perceived "microagression." Martinez said her professor told the class it was appropriate to use the term "Negro" when discussing the 1960's, a time when that was the politically correct term for African-Americans.