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  • Things That Make Me Worry About The Sustainability Of Planet Earth

    12/09/2017 5:23:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-9-17 | MOTUS
    This week’s category winner: Calling millennials “snowflakes” is damaging to their mental health, reveals survey of 16-24 year olds.My first concern is the fact that anyone would even think to conduct such a survey.  My second is that it’s not just the snowflakes themselves buying into this victim du jour mentality: The thoughts were echoed by adults of all ages, with 58 per cent claiming the label is unfairly applied, the survey showed.A further 57 per cent felt that the term 'generation snowflake' could also harm the mental health of young people.  Instead of telling these post-millennials (which most of...
  • UConn changes speaker rules after conservative speech ruckus

    12/04/2017 8:34:01 PM PST · by matt04 · 25 replies
    The University of Connecticut has issued new guidelines for speakers and campus events after an altercation at a speech by a conservative commentator titled “It’s OK To Be White.” UConn President Susan Herbst said Monday in a campus-wide email that events or other programming will not be allowed if the school determines the individual involved represents a “danger to our community.” Herbst says speaker Lucian Wintrich had no criminal history, but UConn was “disturbed” to learn that an individual who traveled with him has at least one arrest for a “violent offense.” A young woman appeared to take paperwork off...
  • A Professor Learns An Expensive Lesson About Civility And The First Amendment

    11/20/2017 5:19:17 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 20, 2017 | George Leef
    A college professor is supposed to teach his subject and serve as a role model for students, especially when it comes to civility and respect for the rights of others. Often, however, professors feel justified in engaging in behavior that wouldn’t be tolerated in children, as a recent case at Fresno State University shows. Last April, a group of students, members of Fresno State Students for Life (FSSL), sought and received permission from the university to exercise their rights of free speech by writing pro-life messages in chalk on the sidewalks leading to the university library. They had finished their...
  • Freedom of Speech, Greatest generation heritage and Demogracy in australia

    11/12/2017 12:03:03 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 08/11/2017 | Geoff fox
    AN OPEN LETTER TO SARAH CARTER, MARIBYRNONG, AUSTRALIA. Councillor Carter, This letter to you and for Australia is about environmentalist memorial trees, free speech and democracy. In 1945 during World War 2 (WW2), my father served in the fight against fascism on the Indonesian island of Morotai. In 2012, I encouraged some Morotai locals to plant memorial trees to honor the memory of soldiers who fought for freedom. Memorial trees are a proud Australian tradition often forming Avenues Of Honour in the approaches to many of our country towns. In 2013 a landowner in Morotai planted over 100 memorial trees...
  • Cal State Fullerton With Milo: Halloween Victory for Free Speech

    11/02/2017 5:04:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 2, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    I have survived Berkeley, twice. I had walked the Walk of Fame in Downtown Los Angeles, and I have taken on town halls all over Southern California, and I went through it all to fight for freedom of speech and make the case for President Trump and the MAGA Agenda.Halloween Night at Cal State Fullerton, I got to engage the crowd of students who would be protesting free speech absolutist and conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos. I didn’t want to hear him. I wanted to meet the students, see the force of outrage against his presence on the campus, and start...
  • GOP to Repeal Johnson Amendment's Muzzle on Pastors Through Tax Reform

    11/02/2017 3:42:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 41 replies
    CBN News ^ | Nov 2, 2017 | Abigail Robertson
    House Republicans have finally unveiled their new tax reform bill. Despite some delays, Republican leadership insists they are still on schedule to have the bill on President Trump's desk by the end of the year. "Our goal in the House is to get this bill out of the House, passed on the floor by Thanksgiving," House Republican Conference Chair Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers told CBN News. The hold-up centered on a proposal to end the federal income deduction for state and local taxes utilized by high tax states like New York and California. GOP lawmakers in those states are hesitant...
  • Antifa, students protest Cernovich, reportedly harass female reporter at Columbia University

    11/01/2017 1:19:50 PM PDT · by topher · 5 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1-Nov-2017 | By Caleb Parke
    Antifa protesters led a chorus of demonstrators who tried to shout down and disrupt a speech at Columbia University by controversial right-leaning writer Mike Cernovich, marking yet another occasion of campus turmoil surrounding a speaker invited by a school's Republican club. Cernovich was invited by the Columbia University College Republicans to speak Monday night, however, protesters in the hall succeeded in multiple interruptions before demonstrators outside ratcheted up the tension.
  • Senators blast Facebook, Twitter, Google in Russia probe

    10/31/2017 9:54:37 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/1/17 | TOM LoBIANCO and RYAN NAKASHIMA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Exasperated U.S. senators harshly criticized representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Google at a hearing Tuesday for not doing more to prevent Russian agents interfering with the American political process as early as 2015. At one point, Sen. Al Franken shook his head after he couldn't get all the companies to commit to not accepting political ads bought with North Korean currency.
  • Free Speech Clashing With CA Legislature and Govt. Colleges

    10/31/2017 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/31/17 | Katy Grimes
    This charade is really about is California Democrats and the left conflating a spurious rise in "racial strife" to the 2016 presidential campaign and President Donald Trump Last week the California State Senate held the second committee hearing in two weeks on “hate speech” couched as “Violent Protests and Police Response.” Democrats were once again seeking approval for legislation on thought crimes. This is a dangerous path as countries without a First Amendment have demonstrated. Writer Andrew Sullivan says, “writers and speakers are now routinely hauled into court for hurting someone’s feelings or violating some new PC edict. In Canada,...
  • Watch Your Language

    10/31/2017 9:32:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    It was a beautiful day in the neighborhood when the sukkah mobile drove up. Sukkot, the Jewish feast of tabernacles, or booths, had arrived. And with it, all the accessories thereof in order to celebrate it in style. Including a couple of rabbis and a mobile sukkah or harvest booth. Soon enough a gentile friend or two, attracted by all the commotion, showed up. Oh, happy day! For what is a Jewish festival without guests in attendance? Hospitality is, after all, a mitzvah, a commandment. And so is the study of Scripture. All the pieces were in place, and it...
  • Letter to an Aging Communist

    10/31/2017 4:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Dear Gary:It was a pleasure to read your recent "Letter to the Editor" in our local newspaper. I had nearly forgotten about you as I have only seen you once since you retired as Professor Emeritus of Sociology here at UNC by the Sea. You will recall that our last encounter was the day your wife was successfully sued in federal court for violating the First Amendment. Thus, it is no coincidence that you have drawn my attention by writing an article urging young people to violate the First Amendment rights of campus speakers by using techniques of violence and...
  • Freedom of Speech Does Not Guarantee Understanding

    10/26/2017 9:09:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2017 | Scott Rasmussen
    Daily Beast columnist Jay Michaelson is unhappy with America's football fans. In a thoughtful column, he argues that "kneeling for the anthem is a sign of respect, not disrespect, for our country and the values it stands for." He adds that "To protest -- for whatever cause, left or right wing -- is to make real the best ideals of America: freedom of speech, democracy, the rule of law. Protesting brings those ideals into reality." But as players kneel in protest, America's football fans have not been pleased. Ratings and attendance are down while public perceptions of the NFL have...
  • White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ (Is forced to apologize)

    10/21/2017 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 46 replies
    Full original title--White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ It nets her punishment nobody saw coming Last month, Michigan State Police director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue shared a Facebook post displaying the sentiments of literally the majority of America, but one that has gotten her into hot water with liberals in the peanut gallery. The September 24 post, which has since been removed, decries NFL players ‘taking-a-knee’ during the national anthem as “millionaire ingrates who hate America.” Etue was forced to “apologize” for the post three days later. “It was a mistake to share this message on Facebook...
  • Students storm library, shut down College Republicans meeting

    10/20/2017 10:42:37 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 10.18.17 | Celine Ryan
    A College Republicans meeting at the University of California, Santa Cruz was taken over by protesters screaming that the group’s existence is a threat to the safety of students. Shortly after the CR meeting convened, one student entered the ground floor room of McHenry Library to ask attendees which group was assembling. After being informed that the meeting was a gathering of College Republicans, the student returned about 15-20 minutes later with company.
  • Grizzly Bigotry At The University of Montana

    10/19/2017 6:16:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Dear President Stearns (prestalk@umontana.edu):Earlier this semester, I was invited to speak at the University of Montana (UM) as part of a distinguished lecture series funded by an outside benefactor. For ten years, the series has been organized in conjunction with the school of journalism and has involved meetings with journalism students and professors. The nine previous lectures went off without a hitch. Then, they invited me to speak in February of 2018. Now, I have been banned from speaking on your campus.The decision to ban me from speaking at UM was made by Dean of Journalism Larry Abramson. In an...
  • CNBCs own 'Dr. Doom' Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America'

    10/17/2017 1:50:53 PM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 152 replies
    CNBC ^ | Jeff Cox | @JeffCoxCNBCcom
    Market doomsayer Marc "Dr. Doom" Faber has launched a racially charged diatribe in his latest newsletter, alleging that the U.S. is great primarily because it is ruled by white people. The eccentric Gloom, Boom & Doom report author, who often speaks on CNBC and other financial media, generally forecasting some type of market downturn, focused his latest comments on the racial conflicts happening around the country. (A CNBC spokesperson said it will not book him in the future.) "And thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks. Otherwise, the US would look like Zimbabwe, which it might look...
  • Prez ‘surprised’ and ‘shocked’ that UF must allow free speech

    10/16/2017 11:05:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | October 16, 2017 | Eduardo Neret
    In an email to the student body last week, University of Florida President Kent Fuchs expressed befuddlement at his recent discovery that the public university must allow free speech. “If you are like me, I expect you are surprised and even shocked to learn that UF is required by law to allow Mr. Spencer to speak his racist views on our campus,” Fuchs wrote in a statement alerting students that Richard Spencer, a prominent white nationalist, will be visiting campus on October 19.
  • The Free Speech Tax at UNC-Gomorrah

    10/16/2017 5:31:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Mike Adams
    The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) has long been a cesspool of moral rot and corruption. My longtime readers will recall that the first speech I ever gave on a college campus was at UNCG in 2004. The university had just spent $3,000 the night before to fund a speech by a porn star that referred to herself as the “Queen of Anal Sex” (I promise I am not making this up). But they refused to fund my speech on the First Amendment because it was “too offensive.” To cap it off, UNCG told the College Republicans (CRs)...
  • College offers ‘support and resources’ for students impacted by contentious debate

    10/12/2017 9:04:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    College Fix ^ | October 12, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    Narrowly averting a crisis of untold proportions, a college’s dean of students and several student government officials extended much-needed aid to college students who, against their will, were forced to witness a contentious exchange of ideas on campus.
  • FEC Commissioner Uses Russian Meddling As Excuse To Restrict Internet Speech

    10/12/2017 2:33:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | David Warrington
    Anti-free speech liberals have long sought to regulate and restrict Americans’ freedom of speech on the Internet. Now, their longtime champion, FEC Commissioner Ellen Weintraub, has found her latest excuse to restrict American citizens’ free speech on their own websites, blogs, YouTube, and social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Speaking about Russian meddling in the last election at a recent meeting of the FEC (at minute 10:55), Weintraub stated: If you’re interested I’m happy to talk about it but I’m not here proposing that we reopen the entire Internet rulemaking from 2006. I think that’s something we might want...