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  • John Witherspoon’s Presbyterian Rebellion [Happy Presbyterian Rebellion Day, everyone!]

    07/04/2015 8:54:01 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/3//2014 | Joanne Butler
    Ben Franklin is the prototype for the celebrity-as-politician. His autobiography is still in print; if he were alive, he’d be on Drudge’s columnists’ list, and command speaking fees that would turn Hillary Clinton green with envy. A popular T-shirt has a quote erroneously attributed to Franklin: ‘Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.’ But John Witherspoon? He wasn’t a fan of self-promotion, which was no less prevalent then. Today, in D.C., his statue stands at a tiny triangle where Connecticut Avenue intersects with N Street and 18th Street N.W. It is routinely ignored. At...
  • Columbia sex-attack accuser creates new work 'renacting' violent sex called: 'This is not rape'

    06/06/2015 8:25:22 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 June 2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    The Columbia University student who carried her mattress around campus to protest how the school dealt her alleged rapist has created a video of herself having violent sex for her latest art piece. Emma Sulkowicz's new work, 'Ceci N'est Pas Un Viol' or 'This is not a rape', shows the 22-year-old engaging in consensual sexual contact with an unidentified man before it takes a dark twist. In the footage, she cries in pain and protest in a dorm room as she is slapped, choked and forced into rough sex, the New York Daily News reported. The video was posted on...
  • See No Terror, Hear No Terror, Speak No Terror (Obama on Cuba)

    05/30/2015 11:35:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    Today President Obama further opened the financial floodgates from the U.S. to the world’s most notorious deadbeat nation—who is also a “State Sponsor of Terrorism.” Quotation marks are now required around the term “State-Sponsor of Terrorism” when referring to Cuba because just this morning, as the 45 day notification period to Congress expired, President Obama officially removed Cuba from the State Department’s list of State Sponsors of Terrorism, where President Reagan had placed it in 1982. “Laughing all the way to the bank,” hardly does justice to what the multi-billionaire Castro family must be doing this week. The $7 billion...
  • Castro's Long Record On Terror, Lawlessness And Killing

    05/29/2015 4:51:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Investors.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | IBD Editorial
    Politics: President Obama removed Cuba as a state sponsor of terror Friday, forgetting the dictatorship's long record of killing, smuggling and, yes, terror. If this is the new standard, why not just scrap the list entirely? The lifting of Cuba from the list of nations that support terrorism was a farce that may well come back to the haunt the United States. After all, the ruling Castro regime that benefits from it in the name of normal relations with the U.S. and new access to World Bank loans is the same regime that once tried the first 9/11, aligning itself...
  • A drug cartel’s power in Venezuela

    05/25/2015 11:36:33 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 24, 2015 | By Jackson Diehl
    Venezuela is afflicted with the world’s highest inflation, its second highest murder rate and crippling shortages of food, medicine and basic consumer goods. Its authoritarian government is holding some 70 political prisoners, including the mayor of Caracas and senior opposition leader Leopoldo López, and stands accused by human rights groups of illegal detentions, torture and repression of independent media. All of that is now pretty well known, and it is finally beginning to gain some attention from Latin American leaders who for years did their best to appease or ignore Hugo Chávez and his “Bolivarian Revolution.” What’s less understood is...
  • As Another Accusation Bites the Dust, Columbia Rape Saga Takes New Turn

    05/20/2015 9:47:08 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 26 replies
    Reason ^ | May 20, 2015 | Cathy Young
    Now, I have learned that after a hearing in late April, Nungesser was found "not responsible" in this latest case—altogether, the fourth time he has been cleared of a sexual assault charge at Columbia. When Sulkowicz first went public a year ago, the fact that her alleged attacker was still on campus and had never been subjected to any formal sanctions despite being accused of sexual assault by three different women helped fuel the outrage. Yet the latest investigation strongly supports Nungesser's claim, made in media interviews and in his lawsuit, that the multiple complaints were not independent of each...
  • Activist Emma Sulkowicz Carries Her Mattress to Columbia University Graduation

    Student activist Emma Sulkowicz made headlines last fall, pledging to carry her mattress around Columbia University’s campus until the administration expelled her alleged rapist, Paul Nungesser. That didn’t happen. Tuesday, both students were scheduled to graduate. So Sulkowicz, with the help of her friends, carried her mattress in the processional, continuing her protest. According to The Columbia Daily Spectator, the school’s administration emailed seniors on Monday saying, “Graduates should not bring into the ceremonial area large objects which could interfere with the proceedings or create discomfort to others in close, crowded spaces shared by thousands of people.” Sulkowicz disregarded this...
  • Classical Mythology Now Too Much for Sensitive College Students

    05/13/2015 12:33:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 5.13.15 | Emily Zanotti
    The good news for my generation is that we finally make up a controlling portion of the working population. The bad news is, that there probably aren't enough blankies and nap rooms to accomodate all of us as we graduate into the real world. At least, as some of us graduate into the real world. Others of us have too many things to do to take time out of our day to cuddle stuffed animals and gripe to each other about the cultural appropriation and microagressions typically associated with the Patriarchy. Thankfully, college students have no such demands on their...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s Luxurious Life on His Secret Island Getaway

    05/10/2015 1:07:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. Modal Trigger To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no...
  • Visitors to Fidel Castro's Posh 'Secret Island': Erich Honnecher, Ted Turner, Baba Wawa...

    05/10/2015 12:10:05 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 14 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 10 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Apparently only communists were invited After 17 years as a personal bodyguard of Fidel Castro, Juan Rienaldo Sanchez recently claimed in a new book that the Cuban dictator was a major trafficker of illegal drugs into the US for years- and profited handsomely from it. Sound plenty believable to me, North Korea exports meth for hard currency- and El Jefe was close with Columbia's coke-producing communist rebels/terrorists FARC. Other interesting revelations would be that Fidel kept his immediate family a secret -had more kids out of wedlock- and was kind of a lazy slob that 'always slept until 10 or...
  • Inside Fidel Castro’s luxurious life on his secret island getaway

    05/10/2015 10:51:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 10, 2015 | Juan Reinaldo Sanchez
    For 17 years, Juan Reinaldo Sanchez served as bodyguard to Fidel Castro. But when he became disillusioned with the Cuban dictator’s hypocrisy and tried to retire in 1994, Castro had him thrown in prison. Sanchez made 10 attempts to escape the island, finally making it to the US in 2008. Now he reveals all in his new book, “The Double Life of Fidel Castro.” In this excerpt, Sanchez exposes “El Jefe’s” privileged life. To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no property other...
  • Fidel Castro's double life revealed:

    05/03/2015 8:30:04 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 05/03/15 | Sophie Jane
    Juan Reinaldo Sanchez, 66, makes explosive claims in a new tell-all book Says Castro directed cocaine trafficking operations 'like a real godfather' Adds Cuban dictator presided over the trials of two government officials He then 'made other officials watch a video of one of men's executions' Sanchez was eventually imprisoned and tortured in Cuba in 1994 after he attempted to retire over concerns about Castro's 'corrupt' practices Castro, now 88, was previously Prime Minister and President of country
  • Will Obama join Amal at Columbia (University Law School) post-White House?

    04/27/2015 8:47:31 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 27, 2015
    President Obama is rumored to be in talks to move to New York and teach as a professor at Columbia Law School once his time in the White House is over. The president has strong links to Columbia University: He was a transfer student from California’s Occidental College in 1981 as a 20-year-old junior, and graduated from Columbia in 1983. Obama also taught courses in constitutional law at the University of Chicago from 1992 until his election to the US Senate in 2004. He was a senior lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per...
  • Male Columbia student sues school over ‘mattress girl’ case

    The Columbia University student targeted by a mattress-carrying protester filed a lawsuit Thursday against the school, arguing that it failed to shield him from harassment even though police and campus authorities refused to pursue rape charges against him. In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, Jean-Paul Nungesser said the school engaged in gender bias by allowing him to be subjected to a hostile and intimidating learning environment. The hostile environment was created, the lawsuit says, by the ongoing protest of fellow student Emma Sulkowicz, also known as the “mattress girl.”
  • Accused of Rape, a Student Sues Columbia Over Bias

    04/24/2015 8:22:15 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 34 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/15 | By BENJAMIN WEISER
    Accused of Rape, a Student Sues Columbia Over Bias By BENJAMIN WEISER A Columbia University student who was accused of rape by a fellow student, who then targeted him in a very public campus action, filed a federal discrimination lawsuit on Thursday against the school; its president, Lee C. Bollinger; and one of its professors. The plaintiff, Paul Nungesser, who was cleared of responsibility in the rape claim by the university, alleges in the lawsuit that he had been the victim of a harassment campaign by the other student, Emma Sulkowicz. “By refusing to protect Paul Nungesser,” the lawsuit says,...
  • Columbia Student Sues University, Says Rape Accuser Has Ruined His Reputation

    04/23/2015 8:21:40 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 28 replies
    CBS NewYork/ AP ^ | April 23, 2015
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A Columbia University senior filed a lawsuit against the school Thursday, claiming that the university failed to protect him from harassment amid claims that he had raped a fellow student. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Manhattan U.S. District Court by Paul Nungesser. The German citizen said the student’s campaign to muddy his name by dragging a mattress around campus and demonstrating has isolated him and hurt his job prospects and ability to stay in America.
  • Murderers’ Row at Columbia

    04/13/2015 4:00:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | Matthew Vadum | April 13, 2015
    Murderers Row at ColumbiaPosted By Matthew Vadum On April 13, 2015 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments Weather Underground terrorist and convicted cop killer Kathy Boudin is now surrounded by fellow felons on the staff of the Columbia University School of Social Work where she crusades against the supposedly systemic racism of the justice system.The septuagenarian Boudin is assistant adjunct professor and director of the school’s “Criminal Justice Initiative: Supporting Children, Families and Communities” (CJI), which appears to be focused [1] on keeping criminals like her out of prison by abolishing imprisonment as a punishment. As her...
  • As Colombian Oil Money Flowed To Clintons, State Department Took No Action...

    04/10/2015 8:07:59 AM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES ^ | April 08 2015 | Matthew Cunningham-Cook
    For union organizers in Colombia, the dangers of their trade were intensifying. When workers at the country’s largest independent oil company staged a strike in 2011, the Colombian military rounded them up at gunpoint and threatened violence if they failed to disband, according to human rights organizations. Similar intimidation tactics against the workers, say labor leaders, amounted to an everyday feature of life. For the United States, these were precisely the sorts of discomfiting accounts that were supposed to be prevented in Colombia under a labor agreement that accompanied a recently signed free trade pact liberalizing the exchange of goods...
  • Major hailstorm in Bogota, Colombia affects 900 (two feet!)

    03/27/2015 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    Disaster-Report.com ^ | 24MAR2015 | Staff Writer
    Major hailstorm in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia covered the area with a 24-inch layer of icy snow affecting lives of around 900 people. More than 900 people have been affected by recent hailstorm in Fraguita, Antonio Narińo and Restrepo in the southern part of the city, El Espectador quoted Fire Department as saying. According to The Colombia Reporters, the excessive hail caused a number of emergencies across the city. Bogota Disaster Rick and Prevention unit confirmed that no victims were identified. However, several people were rescued from the collapsed roofs. Relief agencies have provided assistance such as hygiene...
  • Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

    03/24/2015 11:07:56 PM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/23/2015 07:38AM | Deann Alford and Timothy C. Morgan
    If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk. Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government? That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional prosecutor for the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, which includes the capital, Bogota. Stendal denies any allegation of leadership in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). He said in a recent Facebook video, “Somebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it. They...
  • Professional journalism crashing… Columbia University to shrink J-school

    03/12/2015 12:05:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Traditional media has been on a downward slide for some time now, with cutbacks taking place in newsrooms at papers, magazines and cable television outlets. This makes for a tighter job market for those following the traditional J-school path and that new reality seems to be setting in at Columbia. One of the oldest journalism schools in the nation is downsizing. Columbia UniversityÂ’s Graduate School of Journalism will reduce its class size and cut about six positions from its staff as the news industry retrenches.The school will gradually reduce enrollment over several years and has already stopped filling some...
  • Columbia Will Shrink Journalism School as Media Woes Mount

    03/12/2015 5:55:21 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Ad Age ^ | March 11, 2015 | Staff
    Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will reduce its class size and cut about six positions from its staff as the news industry retrenches. The school will gradually reduce enrollment over several years and has already stopped filling some vacant faculty positions, Steve Coll, dean of the school since 2013, said in an e-mail to students, faculty and staff today.
  • Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One

    02/22/2015 10:43:58 PM PST · by Steelfish · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | February 23, 2015 | KATHERINE TIMPF
    Barnard College May Ease Language and Science Recs and Add a Diversity One KATHERINE TIMPF February 20, 2015 Diversity course would focus “on local, cultural, and social issues.” Barnard College is considering cutting back on the school’s language and laboratory-science requirements and add a diversity requirement. The new rules would decrease the language requirement to two semesters and the laboratory-science requirement to one semester The changes would add a technology requirement as well. The diversity requirement would replace a category called “Cultures in Comparison,” which covers “various cultures and countries,” and would focus “on local, global, and social issues,” according...
  • Groups, States Supported by Cuba Continue to Spread Terror

    02/10/2015 2:52:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | February 10, 2015 | Daniel Wiser
    U.S. officials consider removing Castro regime from terror listU.S. officials are considering removing Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, even as Cuban allies continue to launch military attacks and trade for weapons. As part of President Barack Obama’s announcement in December that he would normalize relations with Cuba, Obama instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to review Cuba’s terror designation and issue a report in six months. While reports indicate that the administration is leaning toward removing Cuba from the terror list, such an action would conflict with the Cuban regime’s support for Colombian militants, Iran, and...
  • Professor was killed by ex-wife in University of South Carolina murder-suicide, coroner says

    02/07/2015 3:17:29 AM PST · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2-7-2015 | Associated Press
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – A professor who taught anatomy and physiology and was highly regarded by both his students and fellow faculty members was shot and killed by his ex-wife in an apparent murder-suicide at the University of South Carolina, a coroner said Friday. Sunghee Kwon shot Raja Fayad several times in the upper body Thursday afternoon in a fourth-floor office at the university's Public Health building, Richland County Coroner Gary Watts said in a news release. Kwan then committed suicide with a gunshot to her stomach, the coroner said. A 9 mm pistol with an empty magazine was found near...
  • HATE HOAXES

    01/14/2015 10:54:09 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 3 replies
    2014: UMSL student reports being forced into car and raped on campus, police say Police investigating UMSL rape 2015: UMSL says reported rape on campus did not happen She probably just changed her mind 2014: Sexual Assault Claim at Columbia Columbia Student Will Carry a Mattress Everywhere Until Her Alleged Rapist Is Expelled Columbia University Vigilantes Are Naming ‘Rapists on Campus’ in Bathroom Graffiti Frustrated by Columbia’s inaction, student reports sexual assault to police Columbia charges rape protesters $471 to clean the mattresses they carried to shame the university for ‘failing to investigate one student’s sexual assault’ Columbia University Sexual...
  • The Real Millionaire’s Club

    12/15/2014 7:30:44 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    If you’re still looking for the one-percenters, you might try checking out college campuses rather than corporate boardrooms: As tallied by the Chronicle of Higher Education, 36 college presidents were paid more than one million dollars in 2012. Meet the big men and women on campus: • Shirley Ann Jackson, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute—$7,143,312 • John L. Lahey, Quinnipiac University—$3,759,076 • Lee C. Bolinger, Columbia—$3,389,917 • Amy Gutmann, Penn—$2,473,952 • Charles R. Middleton, Roosevelt University—$1,762,956 • Susan Hockfield, MIT—$1,679,097 • David W. Leebron, Rice—$1,522,502 • John E. Sexton, NYU—$1.404,484 • Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Rockefeller University—$1,381,341 • Richard C. Levin, Yale—$1,375,365 • Robert...
  • NOT A PARODY: Columbia Law School allows students to postpone exams over Michael Brown/Eric Garner

    12/08/2014 7:28:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12/08/2014 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Columbia Law School is permitting students claiming to be impaired due to the emotional impact of recent non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner matters to postpone taking their final exams. Here is the text of a message from interim dean Robert Scott to the law school community: The grand juriesÂ’ determinations to return non-indictments in the Michael Brown and Eric Garner cases have shaken the faith of some in the integrity of the grand jury system and in the law more generally. For some law students, particularly, though not only, students of color, this chain of events...
  • Arkansas running back strikes ‘hands up, don’t shoot’ pose after TD

    11/30/2014 7:51:42 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/30/14 | Douglas Ernst
    A football player for the University of Arkansas made a political statement during Friday’s game against the Missouri Tigers when he struck the “hands up, don’t shoot” pose used by protesters since the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. During the first quarter of the game at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, Arkansas quarterback Brandon Allen threw a 23-yard touchdown pass to running back Jonathan Williams, who then put both hands in the air, mimicking demonstrators who turned the “hands up” saying into a rallying cry against excessive force against minorities by police.
  • Students rally on Low Plaza following Ferguson grand jury announcement

    11/25/2014 4:06:45 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 17 replies
    Columbia Spectator ^ | 11-25-14 | By Catie Edmondson and Nanxi You
    Around 200 students gathered on the Sundial on Monday night following the announcement in Ferguson, Missouri, that a grand jury decided police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. The gathering was one of many that erupted across New York City on Monday night, though it was smaller and quieter than the ones that eventually occupied the Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Robert F. Kennedy bridges. “We’re here in solidarity with Ferguson. We’re here in memory of Michael Brown—in solidarity with Marissa Alexander. We’re here in memory of Tamar Rice,” Asha Rosa, CC ’16 and a...
  • Jonathan Gruber and Barack Obama's University Transcripts

    11/13/2014 7:14:30 AM PST · by SeekAndFind
    American Thinker ^ | 11/13/2014 | Jason Kissner
    The White House on Thursday hinted that President Obama could veto congressional legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline as lawmakers in both the House and Senate were readying votes on the controversial construction project. "Our dim view of these kinds of proposals has not changed,” press secretary Josh Earnest said. Earnest reiterated that the State Department was still reviewing the controversial pipeline project, and that litigation in a Nebraska court still needed to be resolved. On Wednesday, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), facing a tough reelection effort, requested unanimous consent to proceed on a vote approving the pipeline. With nearly a...
  • US Sen. Rubio urges Obama to wait on immigration

    11/05/2014 9:54:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2014 5:13 PM EST
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio urged President Barack Obama to hold off using executive authority to overhaul immigration regulations, saying reform should be gradual and come only after authorities clamp down on illegal immigration. “Taking executive action will set back the opportunity to make progress,” Rubio told reporters in Spanish on Wednesday during a two-day trip to Colombia. His comments echoed those by incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a day after Republicans took control of the Senate. …
  • Ali Al-Timimi, al-Qaeda and Anthrax

    10/29/2007 2:22:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 105 replies · 768+ views
    JAWA Report ^ | October 29, 2007 03:48 PM | Howie
    Ali al-Timimi will be serving life for sedition. Specifically he was recruiting for al-Qaeda from the US. Scary enough, but read the whole article. It appears al-Qaeda had infiltrated US biodefense and has supporters/agents with access to the Ames strain of anthrax and the know how to make dried concentrated forms of the spores.Via Bloggernews.net:A colleague of famed Russian bioweaponeer Ken Alibek and former USAMRIID head Charles Bailey, a prolific Ames strain researcher, has been convicted of sedition and sentenced to life in prison. He worked in a program co-sponsored by the American Type Culture Collection and had access to...
  • Plane from DC Airport (Dulles) grounded in Columbia due to ‘sick passenger’

    10/24/2014 9:52:24 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 35 replies
    The State ^ | 10-24-2014 | JEFF WILKINSON
    A plane from Washington D.C.'S Dulles International Airport has been grounded at Columbia Metropolitan Airport due to a sick passenger on board, according a spokesperson for the Columbia Metropolitan Airport. The passenger had a reported nosebleed, and the plane was being held on the ramp Friday morning, according to airport spokeswoman Kaela Harmon. A nosebleed is a symptom of advanced Ebola, a deadly virus that has killed nearly 5,000 worldwide, including one victim in the United States. Caution is high because of recent outbreaks of the disease in Dallas, and a confirmed case of the virus in New York announced...
  • Oregon State Legislature sent this bulletin at 10/15/2014 02:58 PM PDT

    10/16/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    Senator Doug Whitsett's Newsletter ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | Sen. Doug Whitsett
    The Council of State Governments Committee on River Governance recently met in Yakima, Washington. As last year’s chair of that Committee, I traveled to Washington to join Representatives and Senators from Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregon, as well as a delegation from British Columbia. Our primary purpose was to discuss the impacts of the ongoing Columbia River Treaty negotiations between the United States and Canada.
  • Dems returned $20G check to father of White House aide linked to prostitution scandal

    10/11/2014 2:49:58 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | October 11, 2014 | Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
    The father of a White House advance team member connected to the Secret Service prostitution scandal was refunded a hefty Obama campaign donation, records show, around the same time additional details about that possible link were made public. The $20,000 donation was made by Leslie Dach -- whose son Jonathan has been linked to the scandal -- on Sept. 19, 2012, to the Obama Victory Fund.
  • White House Aide Involved in Prostitution Scandal Now Works in Office on Global Women's Issues

    10/09/2014 3:50:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 9 Oct 2014 | John Sexton
    The White House had information two years ago indicating that one of their advance travel volunteers, the son of a major Democratic donor with ties to the White House, was involved in the Secret Service prostitution scandal. That former aide now works for the State Department's Office on Global Women's Issues. State recommends a "zero-tolerance" government policy on prostitution even when, as in this case, it is legal in the country in question. The Washington Post published a blockbuster story Wednesday night which alleges that 25-year-old Jonathan Dach, a White House volunteer working on the advance travel team for the...
  • Aides knew of possible White House link to Cartagena, Colombia, prostitution scandal

    10/08/2014 7:07:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | By Carol D. Leonnig and David Nakamura
    As nearly two dozen Secret Service agents and members of the military were punished or fired following a 2012 prostitution scandal in Colombia, Obama administration officials repeatedly denied that anyone from the White House was involved. But new details drawn from government documents and interviews show that senior White House aides were given information at the time suggesting that a prostitute was an overnight guest in the hotel room of a presidential advance-team member — yet that information was never thoroughly investigated or publicly acknowledged. The information that the Secret Service shared with the White House included hotel records and...
  • 2 Chicago universities among Obama presidential library semifinalists

    09/15/2014 4:00:59 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 9-15-14 | Dahleen Glanton, Melissa Harris
    Two Chicago universities will advance to the next round of competition to build the Barack Obama presidential library and museum, the president’s foundation announced on Monday.. The University of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago will join Columbia University in New York and the University of Hawaii in submitting official proposals to host the library. The semifinalists were chosen from a field of 13 potential bidders that hoped to host the library. In Chicago, the remaining potential sites are on the South Side and the West Side.
  • 3 Columbus churches vandalized with graffiti overnight

    09/02/2014 3:36:27 AM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    WTHR ^ | 8/31/2014
    Columbus Police said they've never had anything like it - three churches vandalized in the same night. Someone spray painted them on the outside. It's the words used, though, that have some people asking if this was more than a prank. “It was just one word. It said ‘Infidels!'” Father Doug Marcotte said of what was spray painted on Saint Bartholomew's Catholic Church in Columbus overnight Saturday. Parishioners saw that, along with the word "Qur'an 3:151" on their way into mass Sunday morning. “It's certainly not a warm and fuzzy verse. It talks about the infidels, their refuge being the...
  • Release Your Whys And Let Your ( (( Constant )) ) Abide In Peace

    07/29/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-29-14 | Jedediah
    My ways are not your ways , do not the planets hang in their places and move at my very command and will ?! So is your life that revolves around me, so do not fight my will for you for this friction will wear you to dust . "Release" your soul, spirit and life completely into my life and leave ALL your whys to me . I AM your ( (( constant )) ) and eternal and my path for you is irrevocable by the enemy if you remain in My will that is your "True Path" . Fast...
  • New video shows Planned Parenthood teaching teens to use whipping and asphyxiation

    07/15/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 15, 2014
    Two more investigative videos from pro-life organization Live Action show Planned Parenthood facilities in Denver, Colorado offering disturbing and dangerous advice to what staffers think are underage girls. The counselors lay out in graphic detail a spectrum of sadistic sexual behaviors to the investigators, including "whipping," "tying up," and "asphyxiation." As one of the Live Action videos shows, a gruesome crime involving asphyxiation recently captured media interest.  Police discovered 16-year-old Jessica Burlew this past January with the corpse of 43-year-old Jason Ash, whom Burlew had strangled to death and mutilated with razor blades in the midst of "a sex game." "Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains...
  • OUR SHAMEFUL SILENCE: The Forgotten Freedom Fighters of Venezuela

    04/21/2014 6:50:18 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | April 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    While much of the world has focused on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, opposition forces in Venezuela continue to battle the brutal regime of Nicolas Maduro. While opposition forces battle for their basic human rights, the world, and in particular the government of the United States has remained largely silent. In February of this year, opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was arrested by government officials on charges of "inciting unrest" for leading, at the time, peaceful protests against the policies of Nicolas Maduro and his ruling United Socialist Party. Despite the overriding belief that he was being held illegally, few world...
  • Sharyl Attkisson: When I'd Begin Getting Under Surface of an Obama Scandal, CBS Would Pull Me Off

    04/14/2014 9:14:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    truthrevolt.org ^ | 11 April, 2014 | Jeff Dunetz
    One month ago. long-time investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson left CBS amid rumors that she had grown frustrated with the network stifling her investigations. Thursday night on Bill O' Reilly's Fox News program she confirmed those rumors. "There is unprecedented, I believe, influence on the media, not just the news, but the images you see everywhere. By well-orchestrated and financed campaign of special interests, political interests and corporations. I think all of that comes into play." After introducing his guest, O'Reilly asked Attkisson about her investigation into the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. The former CBS reporter asserted that she began...
  • Garcia Marquez Leaves Hospital, in 'Delicate' State

    04/08/2014 5:24:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Straits Times ^ | Apr 9, 2014
    Nobel literature laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez returned to his Mexico City home on Tuesday, April 8, 2014, after a week-long hospitalisation for a lung infection, but officials said he remains in "delicate" condition.
  • Abyss of Area Studies

    03/25/2014 7:25:38 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 24, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    College and universities have one thing in common with the federal government, along with the cash that flows from the latter to the former: They seem to be following Einstein’s definition of insanity. They keep doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 1958, the federal government gives colleges and universities $120 million a year to train students to study languages that might be useful to America’s national security: Not many students receive such training under the law. Sarah Stern of the Endowment for Middle East Truth (EMET) gave the...
  • Venezuelan Deputies Find New Evidence Nicolas Maduro Was Born in Colombia

    03/21/2014 8:34:31 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 21, 2014 | Frances Martel
    Venezuelan deputies claim to have found new evidence that President Nicolás Maduro was born in Colombia and presented the nation with a fake birth certificate, according to one of Spain's largest newspapers. ABC reports today that deputy Walter Márquez, who initially revealed his concerns that Maduro was not legally able to run for president last autumn. While Márquez and fellow deputy Abelardo Díaz had accused Maduro of lying about his birthplace in the past, they revealed the results of a year-long research project on Thursday. They interviewed relatives and witnesses and concluded that Maduro not only has dual citizenship, but...
  • Obama Hasn’t Changed Since Columbia University

    03/17/2014 12:54:20 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 82 replies
    The Blaze ^ | March 17, 2014 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I told you so. Thirty years ago Obama, my Columbia University Class of ’83 classmate, was rarely seen. Thirty years later he can’t be bothered to attend national security meetings about a crisis that could lead to World War III. Some things never change. You might ask, “What do Obama’s college days have to do with his Presidency today?” The answer is everything. By college, a person’s personality, attitude and behavior is usually fairly well set. That’s why Obama’s Columbia days tells us so much about his behavior as President today. What do I know about Obama at Columbia? Nothing....
  • Columbia Credits Fox

    03/06/2014 5:46:03 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 5 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 5, 2014 | Don Irvine
    The Columbia Journalism Review, which is not known for its conservative views, published an article yesterday by Alexis Sobel Fitts that credits Fox News for giving opponents more of a voice than does MSNBC: Though MSNBC has a handful of moderate conservatives—namely Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough—Fox stands out for the prominence it awards its on-air naysayers, many of whom occupy regular roles on the network’s most popular shows Fox’s stable of liberals includes Kirsten Powers, Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, Dennis Kucinich, James Carville and Tamara Holder, to name a few. Holder, a Chicago-educated lawyer, has collaborated with Jesse Jackson and...
  • Tale Of 2 Universities

    02/10/2014 7:03:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 7, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    While it may be logical to view the “research university” as a hijacking of higher education, universities could, nonetheless, learn a thing or two from their research wing. Some universities have become so unintentionally comical that they are beyond satire. Nevertheless, those same universities are capable of churning out solid research. Consider Columbia. “Columbia University and Barnard College students filmed a feminist pornographic film in Columbia’s Butler Library to fight what they see as ‘gender tension’ at the school,” Katherine Timpf reported on Campus Reform, a Leadership Institute web site. “The NSFW film, titled ‘Initiatiřn,’ was filmed as a feminist...