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  • The rise of financial blacklisting

    01/12/2019 9:01:00 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | January 8, 2019 | James Delingpole
    Can you imagine how scary it would be to live in a world where your livelihood depended on having the ‘correct’ politics? It’s the sort of thing you might expect of totalitarian regimes – Baathist Iraq under Saddam Hussain; everywhere that has ever tried communism; increasingly, Xi’s panopticon China – but definitely not of any liberal democracy in the 21st century. That dystopian future, though, may be much closer than you think. I only properly appreciated this recently when the podcast I’ve been doing for the last few years was mysteriously dropped by my regular employer, forcing me to seek...
  • Measuring Left-Wing Authoritarianism in America

    12/19/2018 10:18:06 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/18/2018 | Joshua Rabotnick
    In January of 2017, when the political controversy over Donald Trump’s perplexing win over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 national election was at its peak, my professor began his political psychology course by asking the lecture hall the following: “How many of you wish Hillary had won the election?” The question was voluntary, yet nearly every hand in the room shot up. “Okay, and how many of you supported Trump winning the election?” The room was quiet as not a single hand was raised, followed by a few chuckles. “Next, how many of you feel that liberals are safe walking...
  • If...You Are A Fascist

    12/12/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by walford · 14 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/11/2018 | walford
    The Left is fond of calling we who hold to the principles of freedom, self-empowerment, equality under the law, law-and-order, strong defense, family values, etc. as fascist. Let us review what fascism is about and who is actually fascist: If you have no problem with big government/high taxes because "we are the government" you are a #Statist. If you think that everything is generated by society, so resources should be allocated by its agent, the State, you are a #Collectivist. If you think private property should only be tolerated if it serves the public interest as determined by the...
  • Boy toy or girl toy? Lawmakers want to end gender classification of fast-food toys

    11/28/2018 5:59:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    TV 13 ABC On Your Side ^ | November 28, 2018 | John hogan
    LANSING, MI - Should restaurants still offer "boy toys" and "girl toys" when serving up chicken nuggets and fries? More than a dozen Michigan lawmakers say no. A House Resolution introduced Wednesday, Nov. 28 urges food establishments and franchises to stop gender classification of kid’s meal toys. State Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, is the primary sponsor. The resolution has 14 co-sponsors. “Often, the designated ‘boy toys’ are action figures or building toys; typically in primary colors, whereas ‘girl toys’ are often stuffed animals and are usually in a pastel color scheme,’’ the resolution states. “This is a significant issue as...
  • The Left’s Accusation That The Right Is Fascist Is Simply Psychological Projection

    11/20/2018 6:08:21 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 20, 2018 | Nathanael Blake
    Nietzsche cautioned those who fight monsters to take care lest they become monsters themselves. He should have also warned those pretending to fight monsters, whose imagined enemies are really projections of their own evils. Consider Antifa, those self-styled anti-fascists who recently made headlines for harassing the family of Fox News host Tucker Carlson. The paucity of actual Nazis in this country would seem to make Antifa superfluous, but they have a talent for detecting fascists everywhere. Having determined that practically everything and everyone (themselves excepted) is fascist, they spend their free time going about in black shirts smashing things and...
  • The Most Important Supreme Court Case You Never Heard Of

    11/18/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2011 | Larry M. Elkin
    One Supreme Court case stands behind the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Civil Rights Act. It's been cited in rulings involving hot-button issues such as health care reform and medical marijuana. But chances are you've never heard of it. Despite its wide-reaching influence, hardly anyone outside of legal circles is aware of the 1942 case, Wickard v. Filburn. One man, Gary Marbut of Missoula, Mont., hopes to change that. If Marbut succeeds, we'll also hear about another Supreme Court case: the one that overturns Wickard. ... snip ... The case was...
  • Dems gain veto-proof supermajority in California legislature

    11/12/2018 8:56:32 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 97 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/12/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Democrats gained a veto-proof supermajority in both chambers of the California legislature on Monday after picking up two more seats in the state Senate. Democrats Melisa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero were declared victors after vote totals were updated following last week’s election, The Associated Press reported. The two female candidates won seats in the Fresno area. Hurtado won the open 12th seat and Caballero beat out California Sen. Andy Vidak (R) in the 14th District. Democrats now have a two-thirds advantage in the 40-person Senate and in the 80-person Assembly. The massive supermajority gives the party the ability to...
  • The Myth of Trump’s ‘Fascism’: Leading Professor Explains Trump’s Populism, Nationalism

    11/06/2018 4:58:44 AM PST · by RKV · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Nov 2018 | A. James Gregor
    “Populism” has become a favored expression in dealing with contemporary politics. Like many of the terms employed by political journalists, it has no specific definition." ... "In the Western industrialized states nationalism has been largely in disfavor since the conclusion of the Second World War" ... "[Trump] has sought to reanimate the United States with a soft, or sentimental (if well-armed) nationalism. His populism depicts the nation as an admirable cultural and historic continuity—neither biological nor class-based. It finds its strength not in a particular ideology, but in traditional symbols—in its history, its flag and its national anthem. His is...
  • GOP Senate candidate targeted with dirty tricks in Missouri

    11/03/2018 5:53:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 3, 208 | S.A. Miller
    Josh Hawley, the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri, on Saturday, demanded an FBI probe of a dirty-tricks campaign mailer that wrongly accuses him of opposing gun rights. The mailers urge voters to back a Libertarian or Independent voter over Mr. Hawley and do not include required disclaimers identifying who paid for them. “Voters telling me about fake & illegal mailers pro-Dem group is putting out. There should be an FBI investigation,” Mr. Hawley, the state attorney general, wrote on Twitter. He called for Democrat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill to cooperate in a probe.
  • Christian News Site ‘LifeSite’ Blacklisted by Web Host

    10/29/2018 4:16:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 29, 2018 | by Charlie Nash
    LifeSite, a Christian pro-life news outlet, was allegedly blacklisted by its web host and given just 12 hours to find another host the website, or risk being offline. “LifeSite just received an email at 8:30 p.m. EST from our web-hosting company alerting us that they will be taking our website down within 12 hours, if not sooner,” claimed LifeSite in a statement, Saturday. “We received absolutely no forewarning whatsoever about this decision.” “Our web developer is scrambling right now to set up a possibly-needed temporary solution to keep the website live. However, we’re going to have to go through the...
  • Proposed ‘Students’ BILL OF RIGHTS’ Leans Heavy On Gun Control Measures

    10/22/2018 11:47:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A planned Student Gun Violence Summit held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend has generated a proposal geared towards extensive gun control ideas. The summit was designed to merge existing plans to reduce gun violence and merge them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights,” after a weekend conference. The group, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, was formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Melissa Falkowski, along with Jami Amo, a survivor of the Columbine shooting; and Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summit was sponsored with the assistance of several national gun control...
  • Ben Stein: Mitch McConnell restaurant hecklers 'exactly how the Nazis started out'

    10/22/2018 9:01:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 22, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Video at link. Actor and conservative commentator Ben Stein said Saturday that the protesters who berated Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at a Louisville restaurant the night before are “becoming like the brownshirts in the early days of the Nazi Party.” Mr. McConnell and his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, were confronted at the Havana Rumba restaurant by at least two hecklers who reportedly stole the couple’s leftover food off their table and threw it outside. It was one of many similar incidents involving Republican politicians being heckled in public in recent months. Mr. McConnell was recently heckled by...
  • New York State Trial Court Removes Republican Nominees for State Supreme Court from Ballot

    10/17/2018 8:37:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | October 17, 2018 | Richard Winger
    On October 16, a New York state trial court judge removed the Republican and Conservative nominees for Judge of the State Supreme Court from the November ballot. See this story. The basis was that the nominating conventions for this office, for these two parties, violated state law. The ruling says the parties may convene a new convention and re-nominate. New York elects State Supreme Court Justices from districts. This incident concerns the Fifth Judicial District, which, this year, is electing four justices. Although the Republicans have been removed from the Republican line and the Conservative line, they are still on...
  • Fascist America, in 10 easy steps

    10/13/2018 10:28:20 AM PDT · by Lockbox · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 24 Apr 2007 | Naomi Wolf
    From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms.
  • The Wikipedia illusion: The problem is, anyone is allowed to edit material

    10/06/2018 7:10:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/06/2018 | Lloyd Brown
    Wikipedia pretends to be a new kind of  crowd-sourced, non-profit “people’s encyclopedia” containing fair and unbiased material.  In theory, anyone is allowed to edit material, thus providing a wide range of input rather than one expert’s ideas as in conventional encyclopedias. I have written one entire entry, on my great-grandfather, who was a candidate for president. I have edited a few other entries to correct errors. The theory is great, but in practice Wikipedia, like most media ventures, is a vehicle for liberal ideas. Two examples may suffice: The Wikipedia entry on fascism follows the liberal line that the...
  • Inside the CULT of Trump: President supporters ‘like brainwashed sect members’

    10/01/2018 10:46:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | October 1, 2018
    DONALD Trump supporters act like brainwashed members of a cult, an expert has sensationally claimed. Retiring Republican Senator Bob Corker recently described the party as a “a cultish thing” – and his insight appeared to chime with many. The word cult conjures the idea of a brainwashed sect defined by a common deviant goals – the most notorious of which are known by a single word – such as Manson, Jonestown or Scientology. Dr. Janja Lalich, an expert on cults and extremist groups, argues “Trump” fits with this list. “It is a very troubling time for America right now, and...
  • California becomes first state to require a woman on corporate boards (barf alert)

    10/01/2018 4:50:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/30/2018 | John Woolfolk
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling. The bill, SB 826, by Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was designed to combat bias against experienced, qualified female employees in the workplace. “Yet another glass ceiling is shattered, and women will finally have a seat at the table in corporate board rooms,” Jackson said Sunday on Twitter as she thanked the governor for signing the...
  • BREAKING: Reddit Shuts Down Second-Largest Pro-Trump Subreddit

    09/13/2018 11:58:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 36 replies
    BigLeaguePolitics ^ | 9-12-2018 | Patrick Howley
    Reddit has banned the second-largest pro-President Trump subreddit, The Great Awakening, as tech platforms increasingly ban Trump-supporting and conservative forums. Top Reddit moderators made Big League Politics aware of the fact that “The Great Awakening” was banned Tuesday night at 11:45 PM. The subreddit has been down all day. The Great Awakening subreddit served as an informal platform for followers of the Q Anon movement, as well as for other independent researchers. Top Reddit moderators have provided Big League Politics with information showing that left-wing operatives including an employee of CBS have been involved in posing as Trump supporters to...
  • He brought an American flag to protest fascism in Portland. Then antifa attacked him

    08/20/2018 7:37:03 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 37 replies
    The Oregonian / OregonLive ^ | 8/20/2018 | Shane Dixon Kavanaugh
    Warning: This story contains graphic content Paul Welch came to the downtown protest Aug. 4 to let his political leanings be known. With pride he clutched his U.S. flag as he moved among the crowd of like-thinking demonstrators. Soon a group of black-clad anti-fascist protesters, also known as antifa, demanded he lose the flag, calling it a fascist symbol. Welch refused, and a tug-of-war ensued. It ended with Welch taking a club to the back of the head, lying on the ground in a pool of his own blood. Only Welch was not a Proud Boy, a Patriot Prayer supporter...
  • Lobbying by any other name? (Turkey)

    08/20/2018 4:25:25 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    Ahwaz (Events) ^ | 2018-08-18 | Ilan Tahir
    Looking at the Washington Post’s August 15 op-ed warning that “the U.S. can’t afford to lose Turkey,” a casual reader might glance at the writer’s bio to find sparkling credentials – a former U.S. diplomat with long years of experience working on Turkish policy at respected think tanks. Yet among the crucial details that writer, former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza, left off the bio was his employment by companies based in Turkey under the influence of the powerful ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). While this does not necessarily amount to a damning conflict of interest, Bryza’s article...