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  • NYT: A Billionaire and a Nurse Shouldn’t Pay the Same Fine for Speeding

    03/18/2018 6:31:28 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 98 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/15/18 | Alec Schierenbeck
    If Mark Zuckerberg and a janitor who works at Facebook’s headquarters each received a speeding ticket while driving home from work, they’d each owe the government the same amount of money. Mr. Zuckerberg wouldn’t bat an eye. The janitor is another story. For people living on the economic margins, even minor offenses can impose crushing financial obligations, trapping them in a cycle of debt and incarceration for nonpayment. In Ferguson, Mo., for example, a single $151 parking violation sent a black woman struggling with homelessness into a seven-year odyssey of court appearances, arrest warrants and jail time connected to her...
  • Henry Ford on the Justice of Inequality

    03/06/2018 4:08:35 PM PST · by huckfillary · 28 replies
    The Objective Standard ^ | March 6, 2018 | Jon Hersey
    We hear a lot about income inequality today. Bernie Sanders nearly displaced the established democrat, Hillary Clinton, in the 2016 presidential primaries by being the more vociferous opponent income inequality. Scores of economists—armed with charts and graphs—argue that rising inequality will lead to the breakdown of society. In their article “The Unmet Promise of Equality,” Fred Harris and Alan Curtis write, “Today, the top 1 percent receive 52 percent of all new income. Rich people are healthier and live longer. They get a better education, which produces greater gains in income.”1 In his article “Income Inequality in the U.S. Is...
  • New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in June

    01/19/2018 1:40:45 PM PST · by sodpoodle · 16 replies
    AP ^ | 01/19/2018 | not listed
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand's prime minister announced on Friday that she is expecting her first child in June. Jacinda Ardern, 37, took office in October. Speculation swirled around whether she would start a family soon when she took over the leadership of her then-opposition Labour Party last year. took to Twitter to announce that she and her partner Clarke Gayford were expecting a child, and that Gayford would become a stay-at-home dad.
  • The Unbiblical Fight for Social Issues...Ray Vasser

    01/18/2018 1:23:51 PM PST · by pastorbillrandles · 1 replies
    01-18-18 | Ray Vasser
    Guest Column; The Unbiblical Fight for Issues by Ray Vasser Ray Vasser is a friend, brother and Elder in our Church,Believers in Grace Fellowship. He has written on the "Social Justice" trap that many have fallen into, departing from the gospel in the name of fighting for racial equality. I offer you this column for your interest and comments-Bill RandlesI have pondered for some time as I watch our society plummet further into the power of the wicked one (1 John 5:19). I ask that readers please bear with my thoughts on this subject and consider the ramifications I am...
  • Crazed man jumps on subway tracks for ‘social justice’ [NYC]

    01/11/2018 8:24:04 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2018 | 8:35am | Stephanie Pagones
    A crazed man jumped onto the subway tracks and threatened to kill himself — all while ranting for “equality” and “social justice,” a witness said. The unidentified man was holding a bottle of vodka when he started yelling and jumped onto the D- and B-line tracks around 1:30 p.m. at the 42nd Street/Bryant Park station on Wednesday, said Brooklyn-based photojournalist Eli Wohl, who captured the scene on film. “People were mostly pleading with him: ‘Just come up, come up,’” Wohl recalled. “Whatever he did, he kept on mentioning different social issues — women’s rights and racial stuff.” […] “He said:...
  • Is There Any Protection for Men Who Are Falsely Accused of Sexual Harassment?

    11/28/2017 7:29:06 AM PST · by pinochet · 72 replies
    A Teen Vogue Columnist, Emily Lindin, said that it is justified for innocent men to loose their jobs from false accusations of sexual harassment, so long as it helps in "undoing the patriarchy". Resentful former girlfriends have been given unlimited license to destroy the reputation and careers of their former lovers. We all know from experience that men and women tell lies at similar rates. Why should we believe the women, and not the men? It is time that American men started to stand up for themselves. If men in the Western world cannot stand up for themselves, then...
  • Bret Weinstein: SJWs Are ‘Taking Over More And More Territory’ On College Campuses

    11/25/2017 11:19:51 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 62 replies ^ | 11-25-17 | John Sexton
    Bret Weinstein is the former Evergreen State College biology professor who became the focus of a social justice witch hunt on campus earlier this year. Weinstein and his wife later sued for several million dollars but agreed to a settlement for $500,000 in exchange for leaving the school. All that to say, Weinstein is the voice of experience when it comes to the mob of social justice warriors on campus. In this brief interview recorded late last month, Weinstein argues several interesting points. First, he believes the social justice warriors are winning their battle to control campuses. “I don’t think...
  • Is that service dog a fake? Under federal law, you can’t even ask

    11/01/2017 3:03:57 PM PDT · by familyop · 50 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | NOVEMBER 01, 2017 | MARK DAVIS
    Neither the vest from the accredited training program nor the certificate are required under the ADA. The ADA says anyone can train their dog, or miniature horse, to perform a task that mitigates or helps them with their disability. Professional training is not required. ADA also specifically prohibits cities, merchants and others from requiring proof that a dog is a service dog. It allows, in fact, only two questions. Is the dog a service animal required because of a disability? What work or task has the dog been trained to perform? Service dog owners may not be asked about the...
  • LeBron James Wears 'Equality' Shoes, Cavs Link Arms During Anthem on Opening Night

    10/17/2017 9:25:49 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    SI ^ | October 17, 2017 | Daniel Rapaport
    LeBron James wore shoes that say "equality" for the Cavaliers' season-opener against the Celtics. LeBron's kicks for tonight #Equality (via @NBA) — The Crossover (@TheCrossover) October 17, 2017 James has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and spoke at length about his social activism at the Cavs' media day. "I will in my voice, I will in my passion, I will in my money, I will in my resources to my youth and my inner city and outside my inner city to let these kids know that there is hope, there is greater walks of life, and...
  • The Poor Will Be Worse Off: It’s not possible to design a truly egalitarian health-care system

    10/11/2017 8:16:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/11/2017 | By Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Editor’s Note: Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, a conservative writer and fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is writing a series of columns on uncomfortable truths about health care in America. Some will make conservatives more uncomfortable, others will make progressives more uncomfortable, but most should make everyone uncomfortable. ‘The poor you will always have with you,” says the Good Book. Jesus might as well have been speaking at a health-policy seminar. We don’t, mostly, speak about health-care policy in the cold language of efficiency, productivity, and resource allocation. We also use a moral language about fairness, justice, and righteousness....
  • Communism: A bad idea even in 1844

    10/08/2017 5:58:27 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 43 replies
    Dissident ^ | September 15, 2017 | Joshua Dill
    Throughout the 20th Century, Karl Marx’s visage often appeared on communist banners in the guise of a mighty, bearded prophet, the first and greatest in an array of great thinkers that also included Engels, Lenin, Stalin, and Mao. So it may be slightly odd and amusing to think of him in his mid-20s living in Paris as the editor of a magazine. Digging into the letters and writings that Marx produced in those years, and the writings of those who knew him, always turns up something interesting—and occasionally something utterly fascinating. The year was 1844. Hoping to unite German and...
  • Equality and the NFL: A Modest Proposal

    10/04/2017 2:31:06 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Oct. 4, 2017 | Scott Swett
    Football players who call for equality are throwing rocks from a glass stadium. The NFL’s high-paying jobs are only given to men with specific physical skills, while the rest of the people are pushed aside. It’s time for the league to start leading by example. The time is right for the NFL Equality Plan. The first step in the plan is to guarantee everyone’s right to participate in the games. Every player in today’s NFL is male, which is obviously unfair. The new balance will be 51% women, 47% men, and 2% transgenders. This means the 53-player roster of every...
  • Some people are just more equal than others?

    09/25/2017 10:29:29 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 8 replies
    No matter how hard they work, there's no way in hell that ALL black kids can excel in sports through high school and college and then go on to become privileged multi-millionaires playing for professional teams. Guess some people are just more equal than others.
  • Bolshevik-Style Cultural Purge

    08/28/2017 4:23:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/17 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Bolshevism where the "equality" utopia will reign supreme except for the elites who will continue to live their debauched and obscene lives “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?”—Mad Hatter, character in Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland If you wondered about the deplorable state of American mis-education, all you have to do is look at the historical revisionist indoctrination in the textbooks, the classroom-forced...
  • White Supremacists, America Was Never Yours

    08/14/2017 5:05:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | August 14, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    The white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville seemed to think that their movement is committed to taking America back. They are mistaken. They cannot take America back because it was never theirs in the first place. It's true that the legacies of slavery and centuries of legalized racism have long tarnished our nation's history. That reality has always stood in conflict with our nation's founding ideals of freedom, equality, and self-governance. For too many years, white Americans simply ignored the contradiction that they didn't want to see. That failure to confront evil allowed racists and white supremacists to continue their...
  • The equity authoritarians MUST BE STOPPED - by Dr. Jordan Peterson

    04/06/2017 4:32:24 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 4 replies
    Dr. Jordan Peterson Youtube Channel ^ | 04/06/2017 | Dr. Jordan Peterson
    The equity authoritarians MUST BE STOPPED - a lecture by historian and psychologist Dr. Jordan Peterson on the danger of enforced equality of outcome and moral reasons to refuse its implementation by authoritarian liberals. You can click here to go to the video.
  • UCSD Students Protest Dalai Lama Speech,Claim Violates Schools Values of Respect, Tolerance...

    02/18/2017 10:06:41 AM PST · by davikkm · 33 replies
    breitbart ^ | TOM CICCOTTA
    Students at the University of California, San Diego are protesting an upcoming speech by the Dalai Lama on the grounds that he is an “oppressive figure threatening to divide a unified China.” According to a report from Quartz Magazine, an offshoot of The Atlantic, students at the University of California, San Diego are concerned about an upcoming visit from the Dalai Lama, who they consider to be a threat to the Communist Party of the People’s Republic of China.
  • Does Belief in True Conservatism, Require One to Reject Equality?

    12/08/2016 7:21:17 AM PST · by pinochet · 51 replies
    A conservative is one who rejects, not only Marxism, but also the socialist and Jacobin ideologies which existed before the Marxist ideology came into existence. Marxism, socialism and Jacobinism, are the product of radical egalitarianism. 20th century American conservatives have exaggerated the differences between European conservatives and America's the founding fathers in the 1700s. European conservatism was about defending Monarchy and Aristocracy. America's founding fathers opposed King George III, but that does not mean they were hostile to all Kings. Jefferson was a great admirer of the ancient Persian King, Cyrus the Great, and got some of his ideas on...
  • The failing effort to add women to infantry, special operations forces

    10/24/2016 10:01:10 AM PDT · by tekrat · 61 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 10/21/2016 | Dan O'Shea
    In January 2013, the Department of Defense announced it was removing the combat exclusion ban that kept women out of infantry units and special operations forces like Navy SEALs and Army Green Berets. Where do we stand nearly four years later? Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta argued, "If members of our military can meet the qualifications for a job — and let me be clear, we are not reducing qualifications — then they should have the right to serve." And the day the change in policy was announced, Col. Ellen Haring of the U.S. Army Reserves, who filed a...
  • Le Pen Says as French President She Would Ban All Religious Symbols, Including Kippot

    10/19/2016 5:52:20 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 32 replies
    Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front Party, vowed that if she is elected the country’s president she would ban all public displays of religious symbols and clothing, including kippot. Le Pen made the statement during an interview on Sunday with France’s BFM-TV. She is expected to seek the country’s presidency in 2017. She heads the third-largest party in France. Le Pen is seeking to broaden an existing law, called the headscarf ban, that does not allow conspicuous displays of religious symbols in public schools to include all public areas. She called the ban a struggle against...