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  • Berkeley bans 'male-centric' language in city code, like 'manhole,' 'manmade'

    07/18/2019 10:48:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | Thursday, July 18, 2019 | By Jessica Chasmar
    The city of Berkeley, California, is updating its municipal code to exclude gendered words like “manhole” and “manmade” in favor of more inclusive language, according to a new ordinance. The City Council voted Tuesday night to adopt the new ordinance eliminating “gender preference language” in its code. “Manholes” will now be called “maintenance holes,” “firemen” will become “firefighters,” “manmade” will be “artificial” and all instances of “men and women” will be replaced by “people.” Gendered pronouns, such as “he” and “she” will also be replaced with “they.” “There’s power in language,” the bill’s primary author, Berkeley City Council member Rigel...
  • The Hamas March to Destroy Israel

    07/15/2019 6:45:56 AM PDT · by robowombat · 6 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | July 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Khaled Abu Toameh
    The Hamas March to Destroy Israel by Khaled Abu Toameh July 15, 2019 at 5:00 am By choosing to hold the protests under the banner of the "Three No's," the organizers of the "Great March of Return" have again proven that the weekly demonstrations are not about improving the living conditions of Palestinians or easing restrictions imposed on the Gaza Strip. Instead, the message the organizers are sending to the Palestinians and the rest of the world is: "We don't recognize Israel's right to exist and therefore we will never make negotiate or make peace with it." Hamas's two...
  • U.S. House approves defense bill amendment to allow transgenders to serve in the military.

    On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would allow transgender individuals who meet all other physical, educational, and mental health standards to serve in the U.S. military. The amendment passed 242-187, with 10 Republicans voting with Democrats in support of transgender military service. The amendment, introduced by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), is modeled after former President Harry Truman’s 1948 order that racially integrated the military. It incorporated much of the language from Truman’s order — including that “there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in...
  • Woman converts to Islam, joins the Islamic State, says “I wanted to live under Islamic law”

    07/09/2019 7:09:23 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | JUL 8, 2019 12:00 PM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Germany: Woman converts to Islam, joins the Islamic State, says “I wanted to live under Islamic law” JUL 8, 2019 12:00 PM BY ROBERT SPENCER Why hasn’t that most learned of imams, Pope Francis, traveled to Stuttgart to explain to Sabine S. that the Islamic State has nothing, nothing whatsoever, to do with Islamic law? Of course, that willful ignorance is not limited to Pope Francis. It is pandemic all over the West: denial and fantasy regarding Islamic theology and law, and total indifference to and ignorance of Islamic history. “German ‘Islamic State’ bride jailed for 5 years,” DW, July...
  • Julian Castro praises Nike, compares Betsy Ross flag to Confederate flag

    07/03/2019 12:41:46 PM PDT · by C19fan · 105 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 3, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Democratic presidential hopeful Julián Castro on Wednesday praised Nike’s controversial decision to pull shoes featuring the Betsy Ross flag, saying the early flag design that represents the Thirteen Colonies evokes pain among some Americans, much like Confederate symbols.

    06/27/2019 3:46:08 PM PDT · by robowombat · 27 replies
    SHEIKYERMAMI ^ | JUNE 25, 2019
    OIC (Organization of Islamic Countries) CONTROLLED UN TO LAUNCH GLOBAL BAN ON “ISLAMOPHOBIA” JUNE 25, 2019 3 COMMENTS UN poised to launch global ban on speech that insults Muslims Sharia-adherent nations have long “sought a determination from the United Nations that any criticism of Islam or Muslims is ‘Islamophobia’ and banned globally.’” But somehow Westerners still generally refuse to acknowledge the real meaning and intent of the concept of “Islamophobia.” In short, it’s intended to promote the supremacy of the Sharia by discrediting and silencing critics of Islam. The UN declared its intention to become closer with the OIC years...
  • Adam Schiff's latest scheme will blow up in Democrats' faces

    06/27/2019 9:10:13 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 27, 2019 | Patricia McCarthy
    Much has been written about the perpetual imbecility of Adam Schiff, gadfly of the Left, one of many, sad to say. Jerrold Nadler is equally thick. But Schiff may be the most annoying, the least self-aware. Despite the conclusion of the Mueller Report, "no collusion," Schiff is a rabid dog with a bone. He is convinced that his long campaign to prove that Trump won because he was in cahoots with Russia is still viable, despite the fact that not one of the numerous investigations has proven this to be so. Schiff, as we all surely know by now, is...
  • Claiming Racism, Illinois Democrat Cancels Local Civil War Re-Enactment

    06/23/2019 2:57:39 PM PDT · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/17/19 | Elizabeth Bauer
    This is a fundamental culture clash with politicians being wholly unprepared for a new brand of politics in which even traditional family events become politicized, and one more piece of American heritage disappears. Roughly two years ago, when the uproar about Confederate Civil War monuments was at its peak, the Chicago Tribune reported on a monument to Confederate soldiers far north of the Mason-Dixon Line, in Chicago itself. The monument was at the site of a mass grave of soldiers who died as prisoners of war (POWs) at Camp Douglas, at which more Confederate prisoners died than any other, in...
  • A Florida woman stabbed herself repeatedly because she’s ‘tired of living in Trump’s country’

    06/06/2019 4:50:17 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 107 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 5, 2019 | BRIAN NIEMIETZ
    A woman in Palmetto, Fla., told police she stabbed herself in the stomach because she doesn’t want to live in Donald Trump’s America. The distraught woman, whose name is redacted from a police report posted on the Smoking Gun, was covered in blood when cops arrived to her home. “I observed blood all over (her) legs, hands and face,” responding officer wrote. When police asked the victim what happened, she lifted her shirt and showed them three self-inflicted stab wounds on her stomach. “I’m tired of living in Trump’s country. I’m tired of Trump being president,” she reportedly told police. The report...
  • America has decided to "downplay the threat of MS-13" because Trump called them "animals."

    05/24/2019 5:34:28 AM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 24, 2019 | Tucker Carlson
    On his show last night, @TuckerCarlson said the "leadership class" in America has decided to "downplay the threat of MS-13" because Trump called them "animals." "Why? Because @realDonaldTrump attacked MS-13 ... the enemy of Donald Trump must be my friend. That's how they think."
  • Buttigieg backs leftist idea of erasing Thomas Jefferson's name: (Right thing to do...)

    05/18/2019 6:26:33 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 18 May 2019 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said Friday that things named after President Thomas Jefferson should be renamed because that’s the “right thing to do.” Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., who became the rising star of the 2020 Democratic primary, echoed the far-left calls to rename buildings or events that carry the names of prominent U.S. figures on the grounds that they were owners of slaves. The mayor was asked during "The Hugh Hewitt Show" on radio whether the name of the annual Indiana Democratic dinner, named the Jefferson-Jackson Dinner, should be renamed as both presidents were holders of...
  • Homeland Security Releases 9K Illegal Aliens into U.S. in 8 Days; 1.1K Released Every Day

    05/17/2019 11:31:52 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/15/2019 | Breitbart
    President Trump’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released about 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the interior of the United States over the last eight days, federal data confirms. Catch and release totals obtained by Breitbart News confirm that between May 6 through May 13, roughly 9,000 border crossers and illegal aliens were released into a variety of American communities by DHS. This indicates that at least 1,100 border crossers and illegal aliens have been released into the country every day in the past week. The Catch and release process often entails federal immigration officials busing border crossers...
  • Pelosi says Trump is 'becoming self-impeachable'

    05/08/2019 9:25:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 8, 2019 | By Rebecca Shabad (D) and Leigh Ann Caldwell (D)
    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Wednesday that President Donald Trump is “becoming self-impeachable” because of his administration's noncompliance with subpoenas and other requests by House chairs. “The point is that every single day, whether it’s obstruction, obstruction, obstruction - obstruction of having people come to the table with facts, ignoring subpoenas. ... Every single day, the president is making a case - he’s becoming self-impeachable, in terms of some of the things that he is doing,” she said at a Washington Post Live event in Washington. According to three lawmakers, Pelosi made a similar comment to House...
  • State Dept. allowed foreign govts to lease luxury condos at Trump World Tower without Congress OK

    05/02/2019 8:45:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | May 2, 2019 | by Reuters
    The U.S. State Department allowed at least seven foreign governments to rent luxury condominiums in New York's Trump World Tower in 2017 without approval from Congress, according to documents and people familiar with the leases, a potential violation of the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause. The 90-story Manhattan building, part of the real estate empire of Donald Trump, had housed diplomats and foreign officials before the property developer became president. But now that he is in the White House, such transactions must pass muster with federal lawmakers, some legal experts say. The emoluments clause bans U.S. officials from accepting gifts or...

    04/18/2019 1:11:43 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 80 replies
    As special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is reportedly coming to an end, elderly and sick Americans are trying to hold on to their lives so they can read the highly-anticipated report that has been nearly two years in the making. World War II veteran Mitchell Tendler—a man who survived numerous historic milestones, including the Korean War, Vietnam, Watergate and President BIll Clinton’s impeachment—fell sick on Dec. 29, at 93 years old, reported NPR. "I got a call at 11 o'clock. My mom said, 'Well, Dad's not feeling well—he really can't stand,'" Tendler's son, Walter, recalled. "Within a couple of hours...
  • Killed a Jew? In France that makes you unfit for trial

    04/17/2019 5:10:17 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/4/19 | Giulio Meotti
    Sarah Halimi was a 65 years old Jewish retired doctor. She lived in the 11th neighborhood of Belleville. She was murdered two years ago, at night, by her neighbor, Kobili Traore, who shouted “Allahu Akbar”. A crime? Not at all! Anti-Semitism? Don't joke around with me! Islam? Don't make generalizations, you racist fear monger! The “experts” have decided. Traore was crazy, therefore he is “criminally irresponsible”. Hence the shameful conclusion of not instituting a trial, as if Sarah Halimi had not been killed just because she was Jewish. At the beginning, the judiciary’s omission of the aggravated element of a...
  • She was Dancing on the Roof and Talking Gibberish

    03/25/2019 4:41:52 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 43 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | 3-25-19 | Anna Gorman
    She Was Dancing On The Roof And Talking Gibberish. A Special Kind Of ER Helped Her. With mental health beds in short supply, emergency rooms increasingly have become the care of first and last resort for people in the grips of a psychiatric episode. Now, hospitals around the country are opening emergency units that calmly cater to patients with mental health needs. By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco MARCH 25, 2019
  • Schools largely silent on efforts to change students’ pronoun habits

    03/04/2019 3:52:08 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 45 replies ^ | 3/4/19 | Tom Joyce
    Several schools are remaining silent on the effectiveness of their LGBTQ-inspired attempts to shift pronoun customs on campus. Cornell University, Bryn Mawr College and the University of California, Davis are among the growing number of colleges in the United States instructing their students on using each others’ preferred pronouns. Each of the three schools suggests that students ask each other what their preferred pronouns are. The schools educate students on various types of alternative pronouns, such as “zie” and “hir.” On Cornell’s Gender Inclusive Pronouns page, part of the school’s Diversity and Inclusion website, students are instructed that it is...
  • Gillibrand: We Need To Federally Recognize A Third Gender

    02/18/2019 9:45:24 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 69 replies
    HotAir ^ | 2-12-2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is going to great lengths to establish her far-left bona fides heading into the Democrat’s POTUS primary. This weekend she upped the ante even further by jumping onto the transgender rights bandwagon. When asked by a reporter, Gillibrand indicated that she would certainly be in favor of recognizing a third gender (defined as “X” or none of the above) at the federal level. (The Hill Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) reportedly said she would support for federal recognition of a third gender Friday at a campaign event in New Hampshire. The senator, who is running for...
  • Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal offers 'economic security' for those 'unwilling to work'

    02/07/2019 2:25:37 PM PST · by Drew68 · 177 replies
    CNBC ^ | 07 Feb 2019 | Jeff Cox
    The Green New Deal that Democrats proposed Thursday looks to create a more environmentally sound country with economic benefits for everyone — even those who don't want to work. An overview circulated by proponents states the plan seeks a "massive transformation of our society" that could rid the country of fossil fuels and "create millions of family supporting-wage [sic] union jobs." But for those not interested in working, there's something in the plan as well. The overview notes that the Green New Deal aims to provide "economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work." While the resolution...