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  • Release Polanski, demands petition by film industry luminaries [FLASHBACK]

    12/09/2017 3:55:24 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies
    Guardian ^ | September 29, 2009 | Catherine Shoard
    Woody Allen, David Lynch and Martin Scorsese today added their names to a petition demanding the immediate release of Roman Polanski from detention in Zurich. The director was arrested on Saturday over a three-decade-old underage sex case when he arrived to receive a lifetime achievement award at the city's film festival. "Film-makers in France, in Europe, in the United States and around the world are dismayed by this decision," says the petition, which is co-ordinated by the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD), a film industry organisation which also represents performance and visual artists.
  • Social-Justice Blog Asks if Asian Americans Can ‘Appropriate Their Own Culture’

    12/05/2017 5:10:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | December 4, 2017 | Katherine Tempf
    Acording to an essay in the social-justice blog Everyday Feminism, it actually “might be” possible for Asian Americans to appropriate Asian culture — yes, even though it’s their own culture. “There are two main reasons why we might be considered to be culturally appropriating as people of the Asian diaspora,” Ayesha Sharma writes in a post titled “Can Asian-Americans Appropriate Their Own Culture?” “The first is we’re reclaiming our culture with some unfamiliarity and distance from the cultures of our ‘homelands.’”
  • A Time for War: The Cold Civil War Continues...and Trump Is Winning

    12/02/2017 4:17:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 2, 2017 | David Prentice
    The cold civil war we are fighting is not just going well. Contrary to what was once expected, this war right now is in a stage of overwhelming success. Not that we have won anything permanent, but one has to be amazed at how positively things are going. Consumer confidence is close to an all-time high. Our economic growth is over 3%. After nearly a decade, our economy is clearly coming out of the doldrums, and the U.S. population is becoming optimistic about its future. Trump is remaking the judiciary, an extraordinary achievement. Illegal immigration is down, eventually to be...
  • A Culture Without God Is Like a Ship Without a Pilot

    A Culture Without God Is Like a Ship Without a Pilot Msgr. Charles Pope • November 29, 2017 • In the Liturgy of the Hours this week we read a remarkable attributed to St. Macarius, a bishop of the early Church. I marvel at its vivid imagery, and yet at the same time, questions arise in my mind as to the general application of the text. In effect, the text states that if the soul does not have Christ living within, it falls into utter disrepair and a contemptible state.Allow me to have Bishop Macarius speak for himself and...
  • Japan Confirms its Policy of Minimal Immigration to Defend Culture, Jobs

    11/29/2017 5:28:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 29, 2017 | Thomas D. Williams
    Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, told his parliament last week that he has “no intention” of accepting more migrants despite pressure from the UN Refugee Agency. During a debate in Japan’s parliament, Mr. Abe argued that accepting foreign workers should is justifiable only where they are truly needed to “keep Japan’s economy and infrastructure sustainable.”
  • Students, Get Your Culture outside the University

    11/26/2017 7:07:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 26, 2017 | Christopher DeGroot
    Our universities are no longer committed to educating the young. Rather, the professorate has betrayed America’s future, and there is little more than lip service paid to learning in the noble sense of the word. What now matters most is the profit motive and filling students with a strange delusion called “social justice.” The problem is not only that there is no such thing as social justice -- all justice being context-specific, that is, determined by relations between individuals -- because the young are not taught that culture is a way of life, and a far better one than the...
  • Conductor forced to apologize for "Women conductors are not my cup of tea" remark

    11/25/2017 5:24:50 PM PST · by nwrep · 46 replies
    Slipped Disc ^ | November 25, 2017 | Norman Lebrecht
    The Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons, of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra has quickly retracted a remark made to a Telegraph interviewer in which he said that women conductors ‘are not my cup of tea’. In a statement on Friday he said: ‘I come from a generation in which the conducting profession was almost exclusively reserved to men. Even today, many more men than women pursue conducting professionally. ‘But it was undiplomatic, unnecessary and counterproductive for me to point out that I’m not yet accustomed to seeing women on the conducting platform. ‘Every one of my female colleagues and every young...
  • A Time for War

    11/24/2017 5:18:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | November 24, 2017 | David Prentice
    “To everything, there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” That’s the beginning of a famous bible verse. It’s a litany of life’s times and wonders that are dropped in our laps; weeping, laughing, dancing, healing. The last line purposely changes tone and says, “a time for war”. Like it or not, this is that time. Civil War. It’s here. Now. Thankfully this is not yet the blood in the streets kind of war, but war it is. It’s a war for the soul of this country, it’s a war that will affect everyone; none will...
  • Steve Bannon’s Impromptu Thanksgiving Proclamation: ‘We Will Get Our Country Back’

    11/23/2017 3:21:17 PM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 15 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 23 Nov 2017 | by JOHN BINDER
    Speaking with Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow and Breitbart London Editor Raheem Kassam, Bannon said that on Thanksgiving, Americans and, specifically, populist-nationalist conservatives should be thankful that “we’re winning.”
  • USC Says New Freshmen Can No Longer Join Fraternities and Sororities

    11/21/2017 2:11:18 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 23 replies
    LA Weekly ^ | October 2, 2017 | Dennis Romero
    Starting next fall, new USC undergrads will no longer be able to rush fraternities and sororities, the university announced over the weekend. They can join Greek-letter organizations after completing their first semester at the University Park institution. The new policy was revealed by USC student affairs vice president Ainsley Carry in a letter addressed to the "USC community." It was first reported by university publication The Daily Trojan. The change was made as part of an effort to find "the most effective ways to support students in their first year of enrollment," according to the letter. "This is the toughest...
  • The Left’s Sirens Are Already Hinting Our Culture Wars Will End In Another Civil War

    10/10/2017 11:59:04 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 91 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/10/2017 | John Daniel Davidson
    The radicalization of the Democratic Party is transforming everything that happens in America into another battle in our unending culture war. Is there anything left in American public life that isn’t an occasion for political rancor and division? NFL games are now nothing more than crude pieces of political theater. On Sunday even Vice President Mike Pence got in on the act, showing up to a Colts-49ers game then leaving after a few players knelt during the national anthem. Next day was Columbus Day, which the cities of Los Angeles and Austin decided this year to replace with “Indigenous Peoples’...
  • Our culture is experiencing a hostile takeover. We must stop rejecting God if we ever want it to end

    11/11/2017 10:12:30 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 11, 2017 | Sam Sorbo
    The recent Texas church shooting, the terrorist driving a truck through a crowd in New York City, and the Las Vegas massacre may seem shocking – but to anyone who has been paying attention, they should not. Our culture is undergoing a hostile takeover. American society used to be governed by Judeo-Christian do-unto-others morals. But we have drifted (been pushed, really) into a hedonistic YOLO (You Only Live Once) cultural morass. The upshot of this is a distinct lack of respect for human life in general, as well as a pervasive, insidious obsession with self. This is the “me” generation,...
  • Who wins the war? Trump/Moore or the Hollywood/rappers/liberal media?

    11/11/2017 12:50:13 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 12 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | November 11, 2017 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Who wins this war? Trump and Moore? Yes, culture in America is sickening. Trump's Access Hollywood video was bad, but Hollywood and the rappers do sexual innuendo as well. Hollywood, Jay-Z, Enimem, G-Eazy, and the rest of the hooligans, can they get away with this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujyTQNNjjDU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LunHybOKIjU When does this end?
  • The New Media: My Experience and More

    11/07/2017 2:54:15 PM PST · by tbw2 · 10 replies
    Dr. Jordan Peterson ^ | 11/07/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    The psychology driving human nature and social justice warriors. The problems with liberals designing automated systems without anyone considering the morality they are baking into the automated systems. The inherent problems in communism that make it murderous by its very nature.
  • Harvey Weinstein says Charlie Chaplin was his ‘idol’ – he certainly seems to have taken after him

    11/07/2017 8:46:14 AM PST · by Enchante · 9 replies
    The Conversation ^ | November 6, 2017 | Richard Carr
    In February 2012 Harvey Weinstein co-hosted a dinner to honour Charlie Chaplin’s services to the movie industry. In attendance that night, among many Hollywood stars, was Rose McGowan, who has since levelled accusations of rape against Weinstein. Asked about the occasion, Weinstein then remarked that he regarded Chaplin to be “one of my idols, certainly”. At the time, this appeared to be a fairly run of the mill commemoration in Tinseltown, but, in the light of recent revelations about Weinstein, we may now have to view it in a rather different light. The Weinstein story is in part a parable...
  • Congressman Ken Buck Calls for Congressional Hearings into Hollywood ‘Criminal’ Sex Misconduct

    11/03/2017 3:13:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 45 replies
    With allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and other forms of misconduct sweeping through Hollywood in recent weeks, at least one Republican congressman is calling for Congress to hold hearings on entertainment industry practices. Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview Thursday that Congress should help expose the widespread “criminal conduct” that has taken place in Hollywood and across the entertainment industry over decades. “I think Congress — both the House and Senate — should hold hearings and expose what’s going on, and make sure people understand that Hollywood and the entertainment industry have a serious problem...
  • Hamilton Fish of the New Republic Goes on Leave After Women's Complaints (scandal spreading)

    10/30/2017 9:35:09 AM PDT · by LS · 59 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/30 | Sydney Ember
    Hamilton Fish, the president and publisher of The New Republic, is taking a leave of absence pending an investigation into complaints by female employees at the magazine, according to a letter sent to its staff on Sunday night. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/business/media/new-republic-hamilton-fish.html
  • [VIDEO] Free Market Central Interview: Scott Rasmussen On Why The Deep State's Days Are Numbered

    11/01/2017 4:17:56 PM PDT · by sloop3 · 3 replies
    The Trump economy may be achieving high marks. But America has yet to recover from the political malaise of the Obama years. The country remains on edge, roiled by everything from partisan witch hunts, NFL protests and Antifa violence—to threats from a nuclear North Korea and domestic terrorism. Polls show that most Americans are downbeat about the direction of the country. Are they right? Free Market Central put the question to longtime political observer Scott Rasmussen, founder of Rasmussen Reports and co-founder of ESPN. In his book, “Politics has Failed: America Will Not,” he explains why the pessimists are wrong—and...
  • Report: NYC Foreign Terror Suspect Entered U.S. with ‘Diversity Visa’ Trump Wants to End

    10/31/2017 8:13:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/31/17 | John Binder
    The suspected foreign national terrorist behind the New York City attack that has left at least eight individuals dead came to the United States years ago through the Diversity Visa Lottery, a program that President Trump and pro-American immigration reformers have demanded an end to. According to ABC New York, 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov — the man who allegedly mowed down pedestrians in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City — entered the U.S. in 2010 from Uzbekistan under the Diversity Visa Lottery before obtaining a Green Card. The Diversity Visa Lottery gives out 50,000 visas every year to foreign nationals...
  • CNN’s Sketchy Dossier “Reporting”…

    10/28/2017 4:54:31 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 18 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | Oct 28, 2017 | Sundance
    Notice how the New York Times and Washington Post are staying away from the CNN story about the upcoming Robert Mueller indictments. There’s a good reason for that… ….Things That Make Other Things Make Sense: Back on January 10th, 2017, when CNN first began emphasizing the Russian Dossier and how it related to the ‘vast Russian conspiracy’ CTH knew from the way it was being pitched that something was sketchy about CNN’s reporting. It wasn’t just the story they were selling; it was a very specific cast of characters selling it. We immediately NOTED IT HERE. Jake Tapper, Jim Sciutto,...