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  • Ibrahim: The Ugly Truth about Muslim Grievances

    12/12/2016 10:33:09 AM PST · by servo1969 · 29 replies ^ | 12-12-2016 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Do you know the difference between a supremacist grievance and an egalitarian grievance? This is the key to understanding the widely held claim that Muslim grievances are the source of Muslim violence. Take the latest Muslim attack on U.S. soil. Last week, Abdul Razak Ali Artan -- an 18-year-old Muslim refugee from Somalia, who was receiving aid from Catholic charities -- rammed his car into a building at Ohio State University. He then got out and stabbed people with a butcher knife. He was eventually shot and killed by a guard; 13 people were hospitalized. Why did he do it? According to the "experts,"...
  • TV Review: Did We Really Need a Roots Remake? No, but …

    05/30/2016 11:03:36 AM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 80 replies
    The Root ^ | May 30, 2016 | MARTIN JOHNSON
    I vividly recall the original iteration of the TV miniseries Roots. It was January 1977, and I was 17. Like most young people that age, my life was rapidly growing independent of my parents, who were increasingly consumed by the vagaries of their workplaces. Yet, when the series debuted, it was must-see TV in the Johnson household. We stopped what we were doing and watched it together and enthusiastically each night. We even cheered during the show, notable since we were often too darned middle class to cheer while watching football games on TV. The miniseries cleaned up during awards...
  • Former Islamist: Ideology and Theology, Not Grievances or Poverty, Produce Radicalization

    04/27/2016 5:19:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 27, 2016 | 4:10 AM EDT | Patrick Goodenough
    Religion does not necessarily play a role in radicalization of Muslims, Secretary of State John Kerry said Tuesday night, citing political repression and denial of rights as relevant factors, along with the lure of “regular meals [and] companionship.” In a speech at the Baker Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston, Kerry acknowledged that “you don’t have to be poor or repressed or receive special training” to become a recruit of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS/ISIL/DAESH). “You don’t even have to be religious,” he added, citing as an example a reported case of two young...
  • Trolls were just waiting for Rachel Dolezal: Her fraudulent life story sets everyone back

    06/16/2015 10:29:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 91 replies
    Salon ^ | June 16, 2015 | Arthur Chu
    The worst thing about the ridiculous strawman stereotypes that your political opponents make up and shove down your throat at every opportunity is that in a world as big, beautiful and diverse as ours is, they’ll eventually find someone out of the seven-billion-and-change human beings on Earth who fits that stereotype for real. I’ll be the first to admit this cuts in all directions, and that as much fun as my Facebook feed has with “idiot conservative of the day” stories, the majority of Republican voters can in fact spell the word “moron,” understand that Medicare is in fact a...
  • Bill Buckley Was Right: America in the Grip of the Liberal Mania

    04/09/2015 12:20:26 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    american Spectator ^ | April 9, 2015 | Jeffrey Lord
    "...Mr. Buckley would surely not be surprised at the Rolling Stone episode. He described it effectively a full fifty-five years before the story was published, not to mention long before the central participants targeted in the story were even born. Indeed he predicted this kind of story almost a full decade before Rolling Stone — founded in 1967 — existed. What Buckley knew in 1959 was this: >>> I shall be assuming that in most respects the liberal ideologists are, like Don Quixote, wholly normal, with fully developed powers of thought, that they see things as they are, and live...
  • Grievance Industry Outlook: Blacks are 12.5% of our population, but they commit 49% of our homicides

    07/16/2013 8:09:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/16/2013 | Michael Geer
    Trayvon Martin was killed by a single round from George Zimmerman's Kel-Tec 9mm, fired from an intermediate distance (1-18 inches) while Trayvon Martin was beating Zimmerman MMA style. This incident took place on the evening of February 26, 2012. A moment in time pounced upon by the U.S. mainstream media, the nation's venomous and perpetual Grievance Industry and the current Administration. Producing an avalanche of politically correct opinion, judicial malfeasance, political arm twisting, calls for vengeance, threats, intimidation and under the table maneuverings among political players. The resulting hypocrisy is nothing less than staggering. It is eye opening to compare...
  • Iowa guardsman files grievance over missed exam at UNI

    10/24/2012 5:11:24 PM PDT · by campg · 3 replies
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | 10/24/12 | Associated Press
    CEDAR FALLS, Iowa --- University of Northern Iowa leaders said they stand behind a National Guard specialist who has filed a grievance against a professor who he said refused to allow him to make up a test he missed while attending an out-of-state Guard drill. Freshman James Roethler said he missed the test because the Iowa Army National Guard required him to attend a four-day weapons certification drill in Wisconsin beginning Oct. 19. The soldiers’ bus left for Wisconsin Oct. 18. If he had failed to attend the training he would have been considered absent without leave, or AWOL, and...
  • (Playing The Race Card) Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really?

    02/19/2012 7:45:45 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 94 replies
    BET ^ | Feb 16, 2012 | Danielle Wright
    Commentary: You’re Going to Celebrate BHM With Fried Chicken, Really? Is Black History Month turning into a stereotypical holiday? I love Black History Month because it serves as a time to acknowledge the contributions of little-known Black inventors, learn the struggles of Black ancestors and celebrate the victories of how far Black people have come as a whole. Companies, schools, churches and organizations across the country organize events to pay tribute, but is there an appropriate way to honor Black History Month? After recent reports in the news, I’m thinking the answer to that question may be "yes." In a...
  • Video of Stray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend (Get the Kleenex)

    05/09/2010 8:22:40 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies · 1,312+ views
    ChicoER Gate ^ | 1/9/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Check out this video from Turkey of a stray cat comforting his fallen friend. Sometimes we forget that even animals can feel the loss of a loved one. I have known humans who displayed less emotion over the loss of a friend or relative than this cat does. On this, the day we celebrate our beloved Mothers, I ask that you remember to tell your friends that you love them also. After all, there will come a day when it will be to late. Follow the link below to see the video of theStray Cat Comforting A Fallen Friend
  • What Is a 'Legitimate' Palestinian Grievance?

    02/03/2010 8:05:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 295+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2010 | Joel Pollak
    The day after President Barack Obama delivered his State of the Union address, he was ambushed by a question from an anti-Israel student at a rally in Tampa, Florida: Why have you not condemned Israel and Egypt's human rights violations against the occupied Palestinian people, and yet we continue to support [Israel and Egypt] financially with billions of dollars coming from our tax dollars? The president declined to answer directly and was clearly flummoxed, answering with what used to be called a "Bushism": "The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries." He continued by...
  • Big Girls Cry

    05/22/2008 4:15:55 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 5 replies · 37+ views
    National Review Online ^ | May 22, 2008 | Carrie Lukas
    Nothing frustrates grievance peddlers more than a rival victim group threatening their turf. Regardless of any official mission statement, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) exists to complain about how unfair the world is for women and to leverage sympathy into favors from government or academia’s power brokers. One recent AAUW publication depicted college women under siege from ubiquitous sexual harassment; another lamented how women earn less than men — even though their own research showed that individual choices, not discrimination, were mostly to blame. But AAUW’s bread and butter has been complaining about how women and girls are...
  • Wright's Intentional Monkey-Wrenching

    04/29/2008 6:06:16 PM PDT · by steve-b · 51 replies · 91+ views
    The New Republic ^ | 4/29/08 | Michelle Cottle
    ...I, too, think Wright is digging center stage. But I also suspect he specifically wants to tank Obama's candidacy. I mean, this is a man who has spent a fair portion of his career spreading the message that blacks cannot get a fair shake in this country; that America was, is, and always will be fundamentally racist; that the U.S. government in particular has it in for blacks. So what happens to all that if suddenly a black man--and not just any black man, but one who has been counseled by Wright and so cannot be dismissed as some pathetic...
  • HUMINT: Units of Grievance

    06/04/2007 9:38:31 PM PDT · by humint · 4 replies · 350+ views
    human intelligence ^ | 05 June 2007 | humint
    HUMINT: In terms of economics, a dollar is a unitized reference for value. Think about it; we trade value everyday in the marketplace; not widgets, services or currency but value. If you’re like me however, you seldom stop to think about the fact that a product’s price is just a reference of its actual value. In a truly free market, Adam Smith philosophically asserts “price is set by what consumers are willing to pay”. Beyond supply and demand, we can see value being traded in the market place when, for example, a customer chooses one tomato over a less appealing...
  • CA: Prison guards win a grievance that could result in 3% pay hike ('Contract Bingo'!)

    11/21/2006 10:06:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 434+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 11/21/06 | Andy Furillo
    The California Correctional Peace Officers Association may be miles away from getting a new labor contract with the state, but its members appear to be in line for a pay raise sooner rather than later, thanks to the union's victory in a grievance it filed a year ago. In a decision dated Saturday, an arbitrator ruled that the CCPOA's 31,000 members are entitled to a pay raise based on compensation increases the state gave to the California Highway Patrol. The prison officers' pay is linked to the CHP's union contract, and the arbitrator ruled that health insurance and holiday leave-time...

    11/02/2006 12:14:21 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 119 replies · 2,549+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | 2 November 2006 | Gene Johnson
    SEATTLE — A school bus driver fired after she reportedly made an obscene gesture at President Bush has filed a union grievance in an attempt to get her job back. The 43-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was driving middle school children back to school after a zoo visit on June 16 when the president and Republican Rep. Dave Reichert drove slowly by in a motorcade. From the bus, the children waved; with the windows down in their car, Bush and Reichert waved back. That's when the driver gave the president the finger, according to Reichert and Issaquah superintendent...
  • Invalid Rule Spares Former Prosecutors from Discipline

    01/21/2006 4:46:19 AM PST · by hdrabon · 20 replies · 1,487+ views
    The Raleigh News & Observer ^ | Jan 21, 2006 | Joseph Neff
    The disciplinary arm of the N.C. State Bar dropped charges of felonious misconduct against two former Union County prosecutors Friday because of a 1999 clerical error at the state Supreme Court. The State Bar had charged Kenneth Honeycutt and Scott Brewer with lying, cheating and withholding evidence in a 1996 death penalty case. The ruling Friday marks the second time that Honeycutt and Brewer won on procedural grounds before the bar's Disciplinary Hearing Commission, which sits as judge and jury in disciplinary cases. . . . Prosecutors around the state are concerned that the case is damaging their reputation and...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Transferred Principal in Louisiana Asks School Board to Hear His Grievance

    07/17/2003 7:12:09 AM PDT · by Theodore R. · 1 replies · 244+ views
    The Alexandria, LA, Daily Town Talk ^ | 07-17-03 | Peters, Emily
    <p>At tonight's special School Board meeting, Principal Mike Shamblin will ask for a third time if the board will hear his complaints over his transfer from Tioga High School.</p> <p>In June, the Superintendent Patsy Jenkins autonomously transferred him to the principal post at Aiken Optional School after he has spent 23 years at Tioga High School. The transfer also came after Shamblin was fined for hesitating to report to police that a 17-year-old student was caught having sex behind the school with a minor student.</p>
  • N.C. congressional members under fire for (Lott's scalp in hand, racial McCarthyists at it again!)

    02/06/2003 7:03:18 PM PST · by winin2000 · 2 replies · 282+ views ^ | 02/06/03 | Unsigned
    <p>HIGH POINT, North Carolina (AP) -- An advocacy group criticized two North Carolina congressional members for comments they made about Arab-Americans, saying the remarks are part of "a very disturbing trend."</p> <p>Rep. Howard Coble, R-N.C., who heads the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, said on a radio call-in program Tuesday that he agreed with the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Coble made his remark when a caller suggested Arabs in the United States should be confined.</p>