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  • The Death of Free Speech

    11/25/2015 8:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. That's the takeaway from a new Pew Research poll showing that 40 percent of Americans aged 18-34 say that the government should be able to prevent people from making "statements that are offensive to minority groups." This same group of young people has granted broad awareness to the culture of "microaggression" -- unintended slights taken as grave insults by their victims; they've also called for "trigger warnings," alerts that certain communications may dredge up unpleasant past memories or ideas. With such ghoulish cruelties haunting the most privileged generation in...
  • Free Speech

    11/25/2015 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one's commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to...
  • 40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

    11/20/2015 10:06:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 11/20/2015 | Jacob Poushter
    American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data on free speech and media across the globe. Even though a larger share of Millennials favor allowing offensive speech against minorities, the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.
  • Black Purdue Students Demand Free Speech be "Revised"

    11/17/2015 1:21:22 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/17/15 | Aurelius
    Hundreds of African American students and faculty members rallied against perceived racism at Purdue University this past weekend, holding signs and chanting things such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go" and "Hell no, we won't go." The students also released a set of demands, listed in Purdue's student paper. Among students' demands, they call on Purdue to "revise" their "free speech policy" based on what they believe is "hate speech." Part of the list reads, "We demand that the free speech policy be revised to address hate speech in person and through social media. We demand...
  • Speech Codes, 'Civility' and the Decline of Academe

    11/17/2015 9:14:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Now that the adults have cleared out of their prestigious presidencies and chancellorships at the University of Missouri, the Thought Police are coming out everywhere on campus in full array, complete with fancy titles, academic regalia and the usual meaningless catchphrases of the day. For example, Mizzou is getting its first vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity, whatever those words now mean. This much is clear: They don't mean what they ostensibly say. Nor for anyone of a conservative bent who hasn't yet learned to keep his mouth shut and go along with exclusion, conformity and anything but a...
  • Actual Harm vs. Hurt Feelings on America's College Campuses

    11/16/2015 8:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Todd Young
    What kind of environment should be tolerated on America's college campuses? Recent high-profile student protests at several schools allege bigotry and intolerance based on words. Free speech is in play. But there is a stark difference between perceived bias and real discrimination. Factoring in the "urgency" created by 24-hour news coverage, the recent spate of student protests and, in a couple of cases, the ouster of two university presidents and a chancellor, belies the fact that there is an all-too-real civil rights threat on the rise on college campuses. Organized, coordinated campaigns involving outside groups, some students and even some...
  • Amherst students demand crackdown against free speech

    11/13/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by randita · 101 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Peter Fricke
    Protesters want the school president to denounce the actions of students who displayed "All Lives Matter" and "Free Speech" posters. They also demand he warn the student body that in the future "racially insensitive" speech would merit disciplinary actions. Students at Amherst College are demanding that the school's president accede to a list of demands that would effectively eliminate free speech on campus. The demands, which were presented in person Thursday evening to college President Biddy Martin, are outlined in a letter published by Amherst Soul, which also notes that the students expect action to be initiated within "24-48 hours"...
  • An Ivy League Lynch Mob

    11/10/2015 5:43:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Marx and Man at Yale Campus leftists disrupted a Yale University conference on free speech and terrorized attendees Saturday as part of a lingering protest against school administrators’ allegedly permissive attitude toward culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. Attendees at the “Fifth Annual Conference on the Future of Free Speech: Threats in Higher Education and Beyond,” sponsored by the school’s William F. Buckley Jr. Program, were given an unscheduled demonstration of the threat that college students pose to higher education today as they were harassed and spat upon by protesters.
  • The United States Of The New York Times

    11/08/2015 5:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    This country is awful. I know that because I read it in the paper and heard it on the news. The reasons for our being awful didn't make much difference. They change every day because there's always something new for which we're awful. And when there aren't fresh pickings the media hops in the way-back machine and re-animates a greatest hit. But what would this "awful" country look like were it magically transformed into New York Times Utopia? This week gave us a peek. The city of Houston decided it didn't want to replace gender-specific bathrooms with a communal hole...
  • Yale students shout down professor

    11/07/2015 10:16:13 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7 November 2015 | Ollie Gillman For Dailymail.com
    This video shows the moment dozens of students encircled a Yale University official and screamed at him for sending an email telling them to ignore people dressed in offensive Halloween costumes. Nicholas Christakis, the master of Silliman College at Yale, was surrounded after telling students to allow others to exercise free speech by wearing what they wanted on Halloween. He was shouted down as he tried to explain why he believed students should be able to wear what they want, with one young woman yelling at him and telling him to 'shut the f*** up'. The email - sent by...
  • Asinine in Academia

    11/05/2015 11:42:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 5, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    If anyone wonders why I often write about the antics that go on in academia, it's not merely because I've spent 25 years as an academic -- and so I know the way the sausage is made. It is also because higher education in the United States provides nearly limitless fodder for astonishment, outrage or mockery. In any given week it's possible to find multiple instances of manifest silliness, absurdity, or worse. This week is no exception. Exhibit One: James O'Keefe's Project Veritas group released a video that shows administrators and faculty members at Vassar College and Oberlin College shredding...
  • Trump Phenomenon Explained

    11/02/2015 11:09:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2015 | John P. Warren
    For months now, pundits and establishmentarians have depicted American anger at upside down government as a phenomenon that will just go away. It won't. Whether you like Mr. Trump's manner or his manners, whether you like his positions or his politics, what has attracted so many people to him is his willingness to tell it like it is, to cut through a lot of political baloney and get to the point of a matter. To him goes the credit for upping the game of most other candidates to a clearer level of needed in-your-face passion and energy about things that...
  • Benghazi's Other Victims

    10/27/2015 4:44:53 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 9 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | October 25 2015 | Benny Huang
    The mainstream media is loath to admit it but Hillary Clinton had a very bad day testifying before the Benghazi committee. When Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) confronted the former Secretary of State with her own emails concerning the 2012 terrorist attack, Mrs. Clinton flailed gracelessly and backpedaled from previous statements. The emails concern the motive for the attack and its perpetrators. It was never about The Innocence of Muslims, a Youtube video that portrayed the historical Mohammad as a truly villainous character. Nearly everyone now admits that the video did not spark the great Benghazi conflagration that left four Americans...
  • Ted Cruz Says He Cannot Overstate the Threats to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites...

    10/20/2015 6:31:14 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Oct. 19, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    Ted Cruz Says He Cannot Overstate the Threats to Internet Freedom, Independent News Websites Like Drudge Ted Cruz said Sunday evening that the threats to Internet freedom have never been greater and could have the potential of affecting independent online news outlets like the Drudge Report.Speaking to TheBlaze Sunday evening in Dallas, Texas, the Republican presidential candidate responded to reports that Congressional review of digital copyright law could threaten aggregator news websites. I think threats to Internet freedom continue growing, Cruz said. This administration views the Internet as a threat. The Texas senator cited the Federal Communications Commissions move to...
  • 10 Key Ways To Break The Mass Delusion Machine

    10/11/2015 7:26:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Federalist ^ | August 27, 2015 | Stella Morabito
    Perception is everything. Wars are often won or lost based on how the actors perceive one anothers strengths and weaknesses, not so much how strong or weak they are in reality. So it goes with any agenda item. When people sense a shift in public opinion on an issue, a fair number will shift right along with what they perceive. Thus, power elites can shape behaviors and attitudes by applying various techniques of crowd psychology, focused on propaganda and silencing dissent. ... Effective propaganda also keeps you in the dark about the fact that you are being manipulated. You Cant...
  • China asks world to impose 'code of conduct' on Internet (Internet Censorship)

    10/12/2015 3:16:47 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/10/15 | Rudy Takala
    A Chinese official on Friday called on the United Nations to impose an international code of conduct on the Internet. "It is highly necessary and pressing for the international community to jointly bring about an international code of conduct on cyberspace at an early date," said Wang Qun, director-general of the Arms Control Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, in comments to the U.N. General Assembly. Wang's comments were reported by China's main state-owned press outlet, the Xinhua News Agency. "China, for its part, will continue to commit itself to establishing a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace and pushing...
  • John Doe victims to tell their stories in Fox News special

    10/09/2015 3:38:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 20 replies
    Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 10-9-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. Targets of Wisconsins political John Doe investigations will share their stories of government-stifled speech on an upcoming Fox News special. Censored in America, as reported by John Stossel, airs at 7 p.m. Central Time Saturday. America is the first country to say to its people: all of you have a right to speak. But today speech is under siege, Stossel writes in a blog promoting the special. In it, he tells the stories of several people who have lost that right to speak, suffering varying consequences for doing so. Stossel includes the story of John Doe targets...
  • Drudge: I had a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over for me."

    10/06/2015 11:36:40 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 263 replies
    google search ^ | October 6, 2015
    Circulating on the web tonight: During an appearance on the Alex Jones Show, Drudge asserted that copyright laws which prevent websites from even linking to news stories were being advanced. I had a Supreme Court Justice tell me its over for me, said Drudge. Theyve got the votes now to enforce copyright law, youre out of there. Theyre going to make it so you cant even use headlines. To have a Supreme Court Justice say to me its over, theyve got the votes, which means time is limited, he added, noting that a day was coming when simply operating an...
  • Suppressing Free Speech: The Orwellian mindset of professors at even "moderate" universities.

    10/06/2015 7:50:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/06/2015 | Prof. Walter Williams
    I receive loads of mail in response to my weekly nationally syndicated column. Some recent mail has been quite disturbing. Here's a sample: "Given your support of freedom on a great many issues, I wish to bring to your attention the following George Mason University staff who have formally called on the President to use RICO statutes to punish organizations and individuals who dispute the 'consensus' of the" Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The writer goes on to say, "I am appalled that anyone associated with George Mason would so misuse the power of the Federal government." The writer names...
  • Oxford University Bans No Offence For Being Offensive

    10/02/2015 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    MRC TV ^ | 10/01/2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Oxford University has banned a free speech magazine named No Offence from being distributed at a freshman fair because some people might find the content offensive. No Offence is described as being a new political magazine based in Oxford, devoted to controversy and free speech. In a call for submissions, No Offence wrote, We aim to broaden the spectrum of opinion at Oxford, and create a climate where people are more comfortable expressing ideas some see as offensive. Our purpose is to publicize ideas and arguments that people otherwise may never encounter. The creators of No Offence, Jacob Williams and...
  • France's Le Pen to go on trial for anti-Muslim remarks

    09/25/2015 3:16:40 PM PDT · by mojito · 47 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/22/2015 | Gerard Bon
    French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen will go on trial for comparing Muslim street prayers to wartime Nazi occupation, party officials and the prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Le Pen, whom polls see likely to win a regional election in northern France in December, has widened the National Front's appeal since she took its helm in 2011 by expelling extremists and cracking down on anti-Semitism. But the party also thrives on concerns over immigration and radical Islam. In a meeting in 2010, Le Pen criticised Muslims praying in the streets when mosques are full. [....] Le Pen had told...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the AU Justice League have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campuss College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didnt take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys! The incident was...
  • 'You Can't Solicit Your Opinions' (Cop threatens students handling out pocket U.S. Constitution)

    09/21/2015 11:25:20 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Youtube ^ | 09/19/15 | CampusReform
    Students attempting to recruit for a Turning Point USA chapter were told by a campus policeman that he would have to "lock [them] up" if they did not stop soliciting their opinions.
  • Pro-Christian Vow; Trump Escalates Against Medias Muslim Obama Smear

    09/18/2015 6:21:48 PM PDT · by springwater13 · 227 replies
    Donald Trump is hitting back twice as hard as Democrats led by the White House attack him for not rebuking a town-hall questioner who declared that President Barack Obama is a Muslim. The bigger issue is that Obama is waging a war against Christians in this country, Trump tells The New York Times. But he also said that Americans liked the fact that he did not react to things like voter anger and debate questions with the ordinary language of politicians.
  • Ukraine bans 41 international journalists and bloggers

    09/17/2015 7:35:05 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    CPJ ^ | 9/16/2015 | Staff
    New York, September 16, 2015--The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores a decree signed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today which, according to a copy viewed by CPJ, bans at least 41 international journalists and bloggers from Ukraine for one year. The journalists and bloggers were among 388 people named as representing an "actual or potential threat to national interests, national security, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine," according to news reports. "We are dismayed by President Poroshenko's actions, including a ban on dozens of international media covering Ukraine," CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. "While the...
  • Free Speech Can't Be Trumped By Title IX -- But College Officials Use It That Way

    09/15/2015 7:22:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 14, 2015 | George Leef
    When federal politicians passed the Higher Education Act, they thought they were only going to help good students who couldnt otherwise afford college to attend. They did not think about possible unintended consequences like making college far more expensive, undermining academic standards, or giving federal bureaucrats leverage to dictate to colleges and universities. But all of that has happened. Im going to focus on that last consequencethe way federal intervention in higher education has empowered bureaucrats to whittle away at free speech on (and even off) campus. A strange case involving a student at the University of Kansas illustrates...
  • Hitler Would Be Proud

    09/13/2015 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 13, 2015 | Bruce Bialosky
    Invoking Hitler usually is done by an over-the-top left-wing politician about something a Republican did which has nothing to do with the actual situation. Using the name of Hitler for a Jew in any other context than historical debates or reminiscing about Mel Brooks The Producers should always be done with great caution. But the stifling of free speech permeating our society warrants this deviation from my long-standing policy. To me there remains nothing as sacrosanct as protecting rights under the First Amendment to the Constitution. As I often repeat, there is a reason it is the First Amendment. My...
  • Monica Foy, the Victim of a Terrifying Right-Wing Internet-Shaming, Speaks Out (pity party alert)

    09/05/2015 3:58:05 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 115 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    Tuesday morning felt normal to Monica Foy, a junior and English major at Sam Houston State University. The first thing the 26-year-old, who lives outside Houston with her husband, did when she woke up was check her Twitter and Facebook feeds. Both were full of people mourning the loss of Darren Goforth, a Harris County Sheriffs deputy who was murdered Friday night by a man named Shannon J. Miles, who came up behind him at a gas station, shot him in the back of the head, and then emptied every bullet in his gun into the officer. [Snip] Foy tweeted...
  • Get Out of My Class and Leave America (Prof. Mike Adams)

    08/28/2015 6:13:14 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 8-28-2015 | Mike Adams
    Authors Note: The following column is comprised of excerpts taken from my first lectures on the first day of classes this semester at UNC-Wilmington. I reproduced these remarks with the hope that they would be useful to other professors teaching at public universities all across America. Feel free to use this material if you already have tenure.Welcome back to class, students! I am Mike Adams your criminology professor here at UNC-Wilmington. Before we get started with the course I need to address an issue that is causing problems here at UNCW and in higher education all across the country. I...
  • Tennessee: Woman fired for saying Muslim who killed 5 was a piece of **** scum

    08/24/2015 9:27:56 AM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    via Woman banned from Northgate Mall: I will Sh** on your Quran. WDEF News 12.CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee(WDEF) A Chattanooga woman with strong views about Islam finds herself out of a job and banned from Northgate Mall.Heidi Grubbs was gainfully employed at the Belk department store inside Northgate Mall until a customer overheard her conversation about domestic terrorist Mohammad Abdulazeez, the shooter who killed five servicemen in Chattanooga last month.I made a comment specifically towards the terrorist Mohammad and his family by stating that he was a piece of sh** scum and his family was too for killing our men....
  • Free speech is under attack in Wisconsin

    08/18/2015 3:25:50 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 7 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 18 aug 2015 | Eric Botts
    Milwaukee's John Doe investigation may be over, but free speech is still under attack in Wisconsin. The John Doe investigation illustrated the dangers free speech faces today. Based on an unconstitutional legal theory one the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled was "unsupported in either reason or law" government agents reportedly stormed the homes of private citizens in pre-dawn raids, seized their electronics, denied their right to speak with an attorney, and in at least one case held a child without allowing him to see or speak to his parents all because they took an active interest in public...
  • Courts Free-Speech Expansion Has Far-Reaching Consequences

    08/17/2015 10:27:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 32 replies
    NY Times ^ | 08-17-2015 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON It is not too early to identify the sleeper case of the last Supreme Court term. In an otherwise minor decision about a municipal sign ordinance, the court in June transformed the First Amendment. ...It would have been easy to strike down the ordinance under existing First Amendment principles. In a concurrence, Justice Elena Kagan said the ordinance failed even the laugh test. But Justice Clarence Thomas, writing for six justices, used the occasion to announce that lots of laws are now subject to the most searching form of First Amendment review, called strict scrutiny. Strict scrutiny requires...
  • Conservatives Beware: The Speech Police Are Coming For You

    08/13/2015 6:25:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 13, 2015 | Paul Jossey
    Imagine this: Amidst a close election, a partisan government lawyer with questionable authority investigates a conservative nonprofit supporting a political candidate. The government theorizes the candidate and organization are communicating too muchcoordinating in legal parlance. A court eventually exonerates the group finding the governments theory onerous. But it does so only after a years-long investigation that clouds the groups operations, impedes its fundraising efforts, and ultimately negates its ability to influence voters during the election. The above scenario indeed happened. But it was not, as the reader may suspect, the recently terminated John Doe investigation, which targeted Wisconsin Club for...
  • Walter Williams: Academic Fascism

    08/10/2015 9:42:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | August 12, 2015 | Walter Williams
    George Orwell said, "There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them." If one wants to discover the truth of Orwell's statement, he need only step upon most college campuses. Faculty leaders of the University of California consider certain statements racism and feel they should not be used in class. They call it micro-aggression. To them, micro-aggressive racist statements are: "America is the land of opportunity." That is seen as perpetuating the myth of meritocracy. "There is only one race, the human race." Such a statement is seen as denying the individual as a racial/cultural being....
  • That's Not Funny Today's College Students Can't Seem To Take A Joke

    08/10/2015 8:50:55 AM PDT · by OddLane · 29 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | September 2015 | Caitlan Flanagan
    hree comics sat around a caf table in the chilly atrium of the Minneapolis Convention Center, talking about how to create the cleanest possible set. Dont do whats in your gut, Zoltan Kaszas said. Better safe than sorry, Chinedu Unaka offered. Feraz Ozel mused about the first time hed ever done stand-up: three minutes on giving his girlfriend herpes and banging his grandma. That was out. This was not a case of professionals approaching a technical problem as an intellectual exercise. Money was riding on the answer. They had come to Minneapolis in the middle of a brutal winter for...
  • Virginia recalling specialty license plates featuring Confederate battle flag

    08/07/2015 8:47:34 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 23 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | August 5, 2015 | Bill Bartel
    Virginia is recalling the 1,691 specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag, state officials said Thursday. But it's unclear how quickly the flag tags will disappear from roadways. The affected motorists will be sent new Sons of Confederate Veterans tags along with a letter telling them they have 30 days before the old plate is invalid, said Department of Motor Vehicles spokeswoman Brandy Brubaker. However, the replacement tag doesn't exist yet. The DMV will work with the heritage group to come up with a new flagless plate design, Brubaker said. Then the plate has to be manufactured and sent...
  • Valdosta State Case Puts College Officials On Notice: You Can't Violate The First Amendment

    08/03/2015 7:38:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 31, 2015 | George Leef
    Occasionally, you come across a legal case so strange that it makes you stop and wonder, Is this even for real? Such a case has recently come to an end with a strong victory for student free speech rights and an equally strong rebuke to the idea many college administrators seem to have that they hold king-like powers on campus. The facts are as follows. In early 2007, Hayden Barnes was a student at Valdosta State University in Georgia (VSU) when school officials announced plans to build a new parking garage using $30 million in student fee money. Barnes, an...
  • College disciplines student for Facebook comments about Baltimore riot

    08/02/2015 4:43:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 31, 2015 | Reuters
    DALLAS A Texas Christian University student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning infliction of bodily or emotional harm and disorderly conduct. He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extracurricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post that reads: These...
  • Texas Christian University student disciplined over social media comments [Thoughtcrime]

    08/01/2015 4:02:14 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 40 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/31/2015 | Lisa Maria Garza
    DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas Christian University (TCU) student has been disciplined after posting online comments seen as racially offensive about current events, including rioting in Baltimore and the rise of the Islamic State, TCU officials said on Friday. TCU said Harry Vincent, a 19-year-old sophomore, violated two Student Code of Conduct provisions concerning "infliction of bodily or emotional harm" and "disorderly conduct." He has seen his campus access restricted by receiving a one-year suspension from extra-curricular activities, on-campus living and the use of non-academic facilities such as the cafeteria and recreational center. Among the comments are a Facebook post...
  • Comparing Roof And Abdulazeez Shootings

    08/01/2015 10:28:56 AM PDT · by PingPongChampion · 7 replies
    Poletical.com ^ | August 1st | T. Carter
    There you have it. Immediately after learning about Dylan Roof, MSNBC had drawn the quick conclusion that Roof was a racist, right-wing supremacist. They weren't able to draw any conclusions about Abdulazeez's ideology, even after learning that he had visited the Middle-East and come back "very different" from his old self. For some bizarre reason, Maddow's brilliant investigative skills and intuition evaporated into thin air following the Chattanooga shooting. It was a truly strange phenomenon that, even after law enforcement deemed the shooting a terror attack, Maddow was unable to determine Abdulazeez's motivation. As more details emerged over the weeks,...
  • Court bars anti-abortion group from releasing new videos

    07/29/2015 5:45:03 PM PDT · by BAW · 190 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 29, 2015 | AP
    A temporary restraining order has been issued preventing an anti-abortion group from releasing any video of leaders of a California company that provides fetal tissue to researchers. The group is the same one that previously shot viral covert video of a Planned Parenthood leader discussing the sale of aborted fetuses for research. The Los Angeles Superior Court order issued Tuesday prohibits the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video of three high-ranking StemExpress officials taken at a restaurant in May. It appears to be the first legal action prohibiting the release of a video from the organization.
  • A tragic end for a John Doe whistleblower

    07/28/2015 8:11:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    The Wisconsin Watchdog ^ | 7-27-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – Michael Lutz, the highly decorated former Milwaukee cop and John Doe whistleblower, fatally shot himself early Sunday morning just inside the Milwaukee County line. Multiple sources tell Wisconsin Watchdog that Lutz lived an agonized life in the years after he was shot while on the job in 2005. Things got worse, those sources say, after he went public about Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm’s “hyper-partisan” pursuit of Republican Gov. Scott Walker. “I know Mike, and the worst thing he could have imagined was being in a mug shot, in an orange jumpsuit on a perp walk,”...
  • The Left Wants To End the Separation of Church and State (Protestant Caucus)

    07/27/2015 6:04:37 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 18 replies
    The Federalist ^ | James Mann
    If there is one thing consistent about the tides of the culture wars, it is that whenever one side is emboldened, it inevitably leads to overreach. The secular Left is proving this point with gusto in the wake of the Supreme Courts decision to nationalize gay marriage, calling for the removal of tax exemptions for churches and religious non-profits who continue to hold the tired old definition of marriage that existed all the way up until yesterday. This step, which would crush the budgets of many churches and non-profits, reveals an amusing hypocrisy of the modern Lefts turn against civil...
  • Major Changes Needed After Supreme Court Strikes Down John Doe Abuse

    07/22/2015 2:16:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Maciver Institute ^ | July 22, 2015 | James Wigderson
    "I think the word 'freedom' came out of my mouth because I saw it in front of me. I saw the freedom that we were looking for. And every person was sharing it, and so that word came out." - Richie Havens, Rolling Stone interview The state Supreme Court announced Thursday a four to two decision to end the "second John Doe," the coordinated secret investigation, political in nature, into the issue-advocacy activities of Wisconsin conservatives. July 16, 2015, should be commemorated in Wisconsin as holiday celebrating the return of the First Amendment. It is a long-established practice of so-called...
  • A Victory for Political Free Speech

    07/21/2015 4:45:17 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jack McHugh
    In the pre-dawn hours of Oct. 3, 2013, heavily armed deputies raided the homes of independent political activists across the state of Wisconsin who agreed with the government union reforms enacted by Gov. Scott Walker. The raids were to seize records related to political activities and were orchestrated by a partisan district attorney under color of two poorly drafted and misguided state statutes. Until now, one of these laws restricted political speech through campaign finance regulations. The other (still in force) gives prosecutors the power to undertake open-ended inquisitions targeting suspected criminal activity or against political enemies. The Wisconsin...
  • Scott Walker: Satan's Candidate

    07/20/2015 2:34:57 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Pravda ^ | July 20, 2015 | David R. Hoffman, Legal Editor
    At the beginning of my recent article, Will Wisconsin's Ignorance Become America's Ignorance Again? (Pravda.Ru, 03/04/2015), I stated, "Ever since America's politicized, corrupt, unethical, corporate-controlled Supreme Court decided the cases of Citizens United vs. FEC (2010) and McCutcheon vs. FEC (2014), I have written numerous articles for Pravda.Ru describing how these two decisions destroyed the ability of working class Americans to exercise their once fundamental right to freedom of speech and unleashed a torrent of unbridled political corruption that is rapidly replacing democracy with corporate fascism." As the machinations of Wisconsin governor, and newly announced presidential candidate, Scott Walker graphically...
  • William Killian, the DoJ Official Leading #Chattanooga Jihad Shooting, Previously Vowed to

    07/16/2015 6:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/16/15 | Pamela Geller
    We are treating this as an act of domestic terrorism, said Bill Killian, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said. However, Killian said that the investigation would bear out precisely what kind of crime this was, and he cautioned people not to get caught up in the label. (Washington Post) How ironic that it is Bill Killian who was the most reluctant official to speak at todays press conference. William Killian is the Department of Justice official who vowed to criminalize social postings on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Watch: Washington Mayor Told To Resign After Calling Barack And Michelle Obama This

    07/16/2015 5:58:47 PM PDT · by blueyon · 31 replies
    KXLY via Independent Jjournal Review via Western Journialism ^ | July 15, 2015 | KXLY via Michael Hunter. via Christopher Agee
    KXLY recently reported that Patrick Rushing, mayor of Airway Heights, Wash., is facing increased pressure to resign after a Facebook comment about the Obama family was criticized by some locals as racist. Gorilla face Michelle, he wrote in the now-deleted post, cant disagree with that. The woman is not attractive except to monkey man Barack. Check out them ears. LOL. When the backlash that followed reached city hall, five of six council members present at a recent meeting voted to ask Rushing to step down. Airway Heights Police Chief and Acting City Manager Lee Bennett explained why local leaders felt...
  • Lesbian Democrat senator denies individual right to religious liberty

    07/13/2015 10:14:49 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 13, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The chilling redefinition of the First Amendments guarantee of religious liberty by Sen. Tammy Baldwin, Democrat of Wisconsin and the Senates only lesbian, is a looming threat to religious liberty. With the possible loss of tax exemptions for churches and institutions that dont comply with the Supreme Courts same-sex marriage decision, an era of religious persecution may be upon us. Baldwin made her remarks on the June 27 broadcast of Up With Steve Kornacki on MSNBC. In a transcript of her remarks posted on Newsbusters, Baldwin ignored the fact that it was religious persecution in Europe that led to people...
  • Ohio Security Guard Open Fire During Struggle Over Journalist's Camera [VIDEO]

    07/12/2015 2:10:03 PM PDT · by bimboeruption · 127 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-11-2015 | Photography is Not a Crime
    A video obtained by Photography is Not a Crime shows a court security guard approach PINAC correspondent Mike Skidmore and try to snatch his camera before Skidmore punches him repeatedly in the face, prompting the guard to pull out his gun and open fire.