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  • China accuses Sweden of violating human rights over treatment of tourists

    09/17/2018 8:27:50 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 17 Sep 2018 | Lily Kuo
    A disagreement between Chinese tourists and a hostel in Stockholm over check-in time has turned into a diplomatic spat between China and Sweden, after Beijing criticised Sweden for violating the human rights of Chinese citizens. [snip] Bizarre video footage posted online shows police carrying the group outside, while the son yells in English: “This is killing. This is killing.” Another clip shows the three lying on the ground crying loudly while the mother wails in Chinese: “Save me.” [snip] “I broke down and lost my mind,” Zeng said. “I was not able to think whether it was appropriate or not....
  • Media and the Rise of Homosexuality

    09/08/2018 5:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 8, 2018 | Mike Konrad
    India has just legalized gay sex. This is roughly one-sixth of the world's population. A few years ago, this would have been unthinkable. What happened? An admission about homosexual influences, by a famous documentary, does much to explain society today. We must first go back to the 1960s, to an amazing documentary by CBS, hosted by Mike Wallace, called "The Homosexuals."In the documentary, Mike Wallace noted that, as late as 1967: Most Americans are repelled by the mere notion of homosexuality. A CBS news survey shows that two out of three Americans look upon homosexuals with disgust, discomfort or fear…...
  • Abortion vs. the KKK

    09/06/2018 12:41:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    CLINIC QUOTES ^ | September 4, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    “The US abortion industry kills as many black people every 4 days as the Ku Klux Klan killed in 150 years.” “If not for abortion, the black population would be 36% larger than it currently is” CNN iReport, 12/2/2014, p 3
  • Judging Kavanaugh

    09/05/2018 6:02:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2018 | John Stossel
    Some people are very angry about President Trump's new Supreme Court pick. "Hell no, Kavanaugh! He is a dangerous man!" protesters shouted on the steps of the Supreme Court. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand yelled, "What is at stake is freedom for LGBTQ Americans, for equal rights, civil rights..." "They are freaking out because they don't understand," Ilya Shapiro, editor of the Cato Institute's Supreme Court Review, tells me. "Those top areas, abortion or gay rights or Citizens United, there's really not going to be a change." Every time one party appoints a judge, the other party acts as if the appointment...
  • The Alt-Hero conservative comic series

    09/04/2018 7:11:31 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 8 replies
    The Alt-Hero series by Vox Day and assorted other conservative authors is a push back to the SJW invasion of comics. In chapter 1, we meet Dominique, a model with super-powers seized from her home and given a choice - join the superpowered team and obey orders - or else give up her freedoms, living under close supervision and with an implanted transponder. In chapter 2, we see the super heroes rounding up evil dissidents guilty of hate speech. How dare you criticize Muslim migration, the EU is for everyone! Challenge the unelected government bureaucrats! You're a dangerous, divisive person....
  • Let's 'Monkey Around' with the Box Office of "First Man" (Vanity)

    08/31/2018 11:02:44 AM PDT · by Sneakyuser · 8 replies
    The producers of the film 'First Man' PURPOSELY omit the US Flag. Well then. Time to take a knee and let the producers and studio know why - No Old Glory, no revenue.
  • Generation E.A.: Ethnically Ambiguous

    08/22/2018 10:00:02 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 22 replies
    NY Times ^ | 2003 | Ruth La Ferla
    Mr. Jimenez, a model, has appeared in ads for Levi's, DKNY and Aldo, but he is anything but a conventional pretty face. His steeply raked cheekbones, dreadlocks and jet-colored eyes, suggest a background that might be Mongolian, American Indian or Chinese. In fact he is Colombian by birth, a product of that country's mixed racial heritage, and he fits right in with the melting-pot aesthetic of the downtown scene. It is also a look that is reflected in the latest youth marketing trend: using faces that are ethnically ambiguous. Ad campaigns for Louis Vuitton, YSL Beauty and H&M stores have...
  • How to destroy a society

    08/19/2018 1:48:28 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 19 Aug 18 | Todd Wood
    If I wanted to destroy an enemy society, and had a long-term focus, wanted to do it stealthily, and effectively, to make the society destroy itself and the ability to defend itself, I would do the following: 1. I would destroy the religious ideals that built the country and held it together, allowing it to thrive and be exceptional. In short, I would destroy Christianity in the West. 2. I would destroy the family, the fabric of society. I would tear apart the nuclear family, that produced stable children, future contributors to the nation’s wealth and power. I would...
  • Drag Queen Story Hour comes to Mobile

    08/19/2018 5:56:03 AM PDT · by suthener · 16 replies
    WKRG News ^ | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 11:58 AM CDT | Olivia Stump
    MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) -- Drag Queen Story Hour will be coming to Mobile in September. According to an event on Facebook, Drag Queen Story Hour will be held at the Ben May Main Library inside the Mobile Public Library. A drag queen, trained by a local elementary school teacher, will be reading storybooks to anyone who attends but the event is designed for kids aged 3 to 8, according to the event Facebook page.
  • The Problem With the Left's Attempts to Redefine Racism

    08/15/2018 4:46:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    People are making this so complicated. A couple of weeks ago, the New York Times editorial board hired a technology writer, Sarah Jeong. When it was revealed that she had tweeted barbs against white people, conservatives formed a Twitter mob to demand her dismissal. While a few on the right said -- or claimed -- that they were offended by the substance of her tweets, the overriding passion derived from an understandable outrage about liberal double standards. The argument took a familiar form: "If a white or conservative person said something like this about any other group, her career would...
  • Belarusian Writer Svetlana Alexievich on her fears for Russia’s ‘collective Putin’

    08/01/2018 7:15:23 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 13 replies
    Financial Times ^ | July 2017 | Guy Chazan
    Svetlana Alexievich’s magnum opus Second-Hand Time (first published in Russian in 2013), is an attempt to understand where Putin came from and why he has such a hold on the Russian people. In her Nobel lecture of December 2015, Alexievich described Russia as “a space of total amnesia”. The way she puts it, things now are getting even worse. “Lawmakers say we should put Gorbachev on trial, a Solzhenitsyn monument has been vandalised, and they’re putting up more and more statues to Stalin,” she says. “But it’s not Putin telling people to do that — the initiative is coming from...
  • 'God or Stalin': conservative Russian editor becomes top culture MP

    08/01/2018 9:05:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 18 replies
    Yahoo Singapore ^ | July 25, 2018 | AFP staff
    An ultra-conservative journalist and MP who once said only God or Stalin could save Russia was appointed head of the country's parliamentary culture committee on Wednesday. The selection of Elena Yampolskaya to the high-profile post at parliament's lower house has provoked a mixed reaction in the country's arts community. "There is a monstrous appeal nowadays to 'come out from the shadow of Stalin'," Yampolskaya wrote in a 2013 article for the Kultura newspaper, where she heads the editorial board. "It was precisely this man who was sent to keep Russia on the world map." In an earlier piece she said...
  • The Origins of Our Second Civil War

    07/31/2018 7:01:18 AM PDT · by lowbuck · 137 replies
    NRO ^ | 31 July 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Globalism, the tech boom, illegal immigration, campus radicalism, the new racialism . . . Are they leading us toward an 1861? How, when, and why has the United States now arrived at the brink of a veritable civil war?</p> <p>Almost every cultural and social institution — universities, the public schools, the NFL, the Oscars, the Tonys, the Grammys, late-night television, public restaurants, coffee shops, movies, TV, stand-up comedy — has been not just politicized but also weaponized.</p>
  • Public Eroticism and the Collapse of Judeo-Christian Morality

    07/24/2018 10:53:07 AM PDT · by tjd1454 · 11 replies
    Project Real News ^ | 7/24/2018 | Timothy Dailey
    Public Eroticism and the Collapse of Judeo-Christian Morality Unsuspecting individuals and parents along with their children around the world are being unwittingly and shockingly exposed to the growing number of highly-publicized events such as World Naked Bike Rides (WNBR), in which participants flout their nudity as a form of “political protest” to promote a “more body-positive world.” Casting all modesty aside, to draw attention to themselves the riders use bullhorns, boomboxes, musical instruments and other forms of public address systems to ensure that their exhibitionism does not go unnoticed. The party often continues at local parks and other public venues,...
  • 12 Advances of Civilization by Flawed White American Males

    07/19/2018 12:02:42 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 21 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 7/19/2018
    Every time I see another disparagement of American history and American white males, I am poked to compose a list of their accomplishments that put everyone on the left to shame. The left's contempt for America is total – suggesting that leftists see nothing redeeming in who we are. This list should be burned into our memory to counter the left's fifty-year slander of American history. The advances on this list are the result of a unique degree of freedom blended with the Founders' exceptional knowledge of history that created a trickle-down effect in moral influence that no one can...
  • TOURING TRUMPLAND – AND FINDING IT LARGELY TRUMPLESS

    07/17/2018 5:46:50 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 34 replies
    Daily Telegraph (Australia) ^ | 7/16/2018 | Tim Blair
    Exhausted by media obsession over Donald Trump’s divisive presidency, Russian collusion, threat to liberty and destruction of democracy, I recently went to the one place on earth where I could easily avoid hearing anything at all about Donald Trump. I went to the United States. Anyone who has not visited the US since Trump’s hilarious 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton might be surprised by the utter absence there of Trump in daily life. Everyday Americans are mostly just getting on with things, as normal, non-obsessive people tend to do. The apparent civil war we keep hearing about just isn’t happening....
  • Immigrants Change Cultures -- Whether New Yorkers in Florida or Latinos in America

    07/17/2018 8:08:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/17/2018 | Dennis Prager
    The most frequently used description of America by those who advocate for large numbers of immigrants -- those here legally or illegally -- is "America is a nation of immigrants."The statement sounds meaningful. But in reality, it's meaningless. What else could America be? If no one had come to America from elsewhere, the North American continent would have remained populated only by its indigenous people -- which is what many on the left wish had happened. As the late Howard Zinn, author of "A People's History of the United States," the most widely used American history text in high schools...
  • Trump: Europe is 'losing its culture' because of immigration

    07/12/2018 6:34:25 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12th July 2018 | MAX GREENWOOD
    President Trump is railing against what he described as the migration of "millions and millions of people" into Europe, declaring that the continent is "losing its culture" to refugees and asylum seekers from the Middle East and Africa. In an interview with the British tabloid The Sun published Thursday, Trump said that it is a "shame" that European leaders had allowed so many migrants to enter their countries' borders. “Allowing the immigration to take place in Europe is a shame," the U.S. president told the tabloid, which his owned by conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch. "I think it changed the...
  • How Should Christians Engage with Culture?

    07/08/2018 8:18:45 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | July 3, 2018 | Philip Yancey
    The shift in American society from admiring Christians to fearing and criticizing them provides an opportunity for self-reflection. How have we been presenting the message we believe in? Might there be a more grace-filled way?Some want to focus on personal morality and leave public morality to secular politicians. Others seek ways to guide the broader culture while still communicating grace. Rather than propose a single path, I will instead make some observations and suggestions for Christians to consider as we interact with a world that does not always share our views.Clashes Between Christ and Culture Are UnavoidableJohn Howard Yoder recounted...
  • The Coming Implosion After Diversity’s Victory

    07/04/2018 9:31:17 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 10 replies
    Minding the Campus ^ | 2 July 2018 | Mark Bäuerlein
    something: the ideological contests are fading. What Irving Kristol famously said in his 2001 Bradley Lecture, “We in America fought a culture war, and we [conservatives] lost,” applies well to higher education. Conservatives fought wars over multiculturalism, Western Civilization, affirmative action, the Academic Bill of Rights, and political bias in hiring, and we lost every time. The educators have no reason to debate ideas, much less ideology. None of those old issues are up for discussion. (It should be said that Kristol noted that conservatives still had some influence in one theater of American life, religion, but that exemption is...