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  • Petition seeks to rename Roosevelt Island, calls FDR ‘racist’

    08/27/2017 3:44:02 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 45 replies
    NYPost ^ | August 26, 2017
    Roosevelt Island should be renamed because of FDR’s “racist” decision to send Japanese-Americans to internment camps during World War II, a new petition demands. Franklin Delano Roosevelt — who led the nation through the Great Depression and WWII and told Americans they had “nothing to fear but fear itself” — is nevertheless unworthy of having his name on the 147-acre island that is home to 9,700 New Yorkers, those behind the petition claim. “To add injury to insult, the name was taken away from the Native American people who were slaughtered by the American settlers,” said Margarita L., who started...
  • Glenn Beck warns travel ban could lead to 'internment camp situation'

    03/21/2017 6:35:49 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2017 | Nikita Vladimirov
    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck is mounting a defense of American Muslims, warning that failure to differentiate them from "Islamists" could lead to an "internment camp situation." Muslims in the U.S. are “no different than Catholics or Mormons,” Beck explained in an interview with CBS's Alex Wagner when asked about President Trump's revised travel ban on six Muslim-majority countries. “We could see some sort of internment camp situation. ... We could head someplace we’ve been before, and we don’t want to go again,” he said, referring to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.
  • Trump's America: Eastern Market plot "reserved for future internment camp”

    03/05/2017 8:09:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Metro Times ^ | March 5, 2017 | Violet Ikonomova
    A sign bearing a presidential seal has been posted on a fenced-off plot in Eastern Market designating the area the site of a “Future Internment Camp.” Printed in dull government hues and scrawled with President Donald Trump's signature, the sign citing "Executive order 9066" almost appears real. Fortunately, it’s not. But the street artist behind the message says the notion that Trump will someday put people in detention centers for their ethnicity is not farfetched. The sign on Winder Street near Orleans was created by Plastic Jesus, a Los Angeles-based artist known best for public works of social commentary. A...
  • The Times, The Post, and the Fake News of Internment Camps

    11/20/2016 6:00:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | November 20, 2016 | Jeffrey Lord
    So the latest round of sheer nuttiness from the mainstream media? The idea that President-elect Trump intends to resurrect the infamous and quite decidedly racist “internment camps” established for Japanese-American citizens in 1942. How did this start? It started last week on FNC’s The Kelly File during a segment with Trump surrogate and former Navy Seal Carl Higbie (whom I know). Kelly cited this story from Reuters: “Immigration hardliner says Trump preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry” The story goes on to say that Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach informs Trump advisers “had discussed drafting a proposal for...
  • 'Ex-communist' – a term still in Obama's future

    08/29/2012 10:10:32 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 14 replies
    WND ^ | August 29, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Exclusive: Jack Cashill points out BHO has yet to hear 'Moscow screams' “There is one experience which most sincere ex-Communists share,” wrote Whittaker Chambers in his classic conversion narrative “Witness,” and that is the epiphany, the road-to-Damascus moment, the instant they realize the life they have been living is a lie. Chambers memorably quotes one young woman about her father’s Damascus moment: “He was immensely pro-Soviet … and then – you will laugh at me – but you must not laugh at my father – and then – one night – in Moscow – he heard screams. That’s all. Simply...
  • General Clark Calls for WWII-type Internment Camps for U.S. Citizens

    07/23/2015 4:54:01 AM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 52 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 July 2015 | Steve Byas
    “If these people are radicalized and they don’t support the United States and they are disloyal to the United States as a matter of principle, fine. It’s their right, and it’s our right and obligation to segregate them from the normal community for the duration of the conflict.”Thus spoke retired General Wesley Clark, a former Democratic Party presidential candidate, in an interview on MSNBC this past Friday.Back in 2004, Clark, the former supreme allied commander of NATO, was harshly critical of what he considered the Bush administration's excessive response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center towers...
  • REM's Michael Stipe delayed HIV test to stay out of the, um, Reagan-Bush internment camps

    07/05/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 50 replies
    Cain TV ^ | Monday June 30th, 2014 | Dan Calabrese
    You remember those, right?If you ever wonder where delusional left-wingers get their ideas that what is happening in the world, it's useful to know your history. They didn't just start believing crazy things when George W. Bush won the Florida recount, or when dastardly Republicans started criticizing Barack Obama. They've been this way for a long time.And as is so often the case, the insanity is influenced and often led by figures in pop culture. REM front man Michael Stipe provided a perfect example in a recent statement about why, back in the 1980s, he decided not to get tested...
  • Shuttered Virginia Intermont could possibly house immigrant children

    06/20/2014 9:15:46 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    WJHL TV ^ | June 20, 2014
    BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A Virginia newspaper reports a possible use for the vacant Virginia Intermont facility. As the country is faced with a surge in minors arriving on their own from Central America, federal Department of Health and Human Service officials are scrambling to find places to house the children. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that U.S officials are in talks of temporarily sheltering unaccompanied immigrant children on the campus of shuttered Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville. Among the discussions, is the possibility of housing the children at Virginia Intermont College in Bristol. According to Richmond Times-Dispatch, federal Department of...
  • Justice Scalia: Internment Camps Could Happen Again

    02/05/2014 12:27:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/05/2014 | AUDREY MCAVOY, ASSOCIATED PRESS
    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii on Monday that the nation's highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but he wouldn't be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict. Scalia was responding to a question about the court's 1944 decision in Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the convictions of Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu for violating an order to report to an internment camp. "Well of course Korematsu was wrong. And I think we have repudiated in a later...
  • Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again

    02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST · by ColdOne · 222 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Joel Gehrke
    Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II. "You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
  • Obama Uses 1917 Espionage Act to Go After Reporters

    05/27/2013 3:27:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | May 27, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There is one problem with the entirely justified if self-interested media squawking about the Justice Department snooping into the phone records of multiple Associated Press reporters and Fox News's James Rosen. The problem is that what the AP reporters and Rosen did arguably violates the letter of the law. The search warrant in the Rosen case cites Section 793(d) of Title 18 of the U.S. Code. Section 793(d) says that a person lawfully in possession of information that the government has classified as secret who turns it over to someone not lawfully entitled to posses it has committed a crime....
  • Elections Could End, Thanks to Obama

    03/23/2010 11:01:48 AM PDT · by molybdenum · 82 replies · 2,282+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 3-23-10 | WND
    Talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh today suggested the existence of U.S. elections is now threatened by a move he expects President Obama to pursue – a mass amnesty for illegal aliens – following the passage of his massive health-care reform plan. "The next big push will be amnesty for ... millions of illegal immigrants who are here," he said on his radio program. "Obama's gonna need their votes in 2012. The Democrats are going to need their votes in every election from now on – if we have elections, and I'm not joking. "The Constitution has just been ripped to shreds,...
  • (LIFE WITH BIG BROTHER) National Guard asked to explain 'internment' jobs

    08/08/2009 9:49:19 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 42 replies · 2,179+ views
    WND.COM ^ | 8/8/2009 | Bob Unruh
    Campaign recruiting for workers at 'civilian resettlement facility' An ad campaign featured on a U.S. Army website seeking those who would be interested in being an "Internment/Resettlement" specialist is raising alarms across the country, generating concerns that there is some truth in those theories about domestic detention camps, a roundup of dissidents and a crackdown on "threatening" conservatives. The ads, at the website as well as others including, cite the need for: "Internment/Resettlement (I/R) Specialists in the Army are primarily responsible for day-to-day operations in a military confinement/correctional facility or detention/internment facility. I/R Specialists provide rehabilitative, health, welfare,...
  • Fair or not, internment was fearful sign of the times

    09/07/2005 10:56:12 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 20 replies · 556+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | September 8, 2005 | Bruce Ramsey
    The internment of the Japanese Americans of Washington, Oregon and California will never happen again. But our constitutional rights are always at risk when we believe we are under threat of attack, which is why the internment remains a live issue.In 1942 the federal government interned 112,000 ethnic Japanese, most of them U.S. citizens and most of them for the duration of World War II. The ostensible reason was that they could not be trusted. Most historians say it was done from hysteria and racial fear. That is also the view I heard from my Seattle family, and the...
  • Aceh civilians to be interned in camps

    05/22/2003 3:57:44 PM PDT · by Sparta · 3 replies · 166+ views
    Straits Times (Singapore) ^ | 5/22/03 | Robert Go
    This is meant to protect them from the fighting between government forces and separatist rebels, says Jakarta JAKARTA - As fighting intensifies in Aceh, Indonesia's government plans to start rounding up thousands of civilians in tent camps and intern them for short spells as the military cleanses hot spots of rebel fighters. The programme could affect villages located within the Pidie, Bireuen and East Aceh regencies within a matter of days and be expanded into other areas in the troubled province according to need and the progress of the military crackdown. Senior officials explained interning villages would enable soldiers to...
  • Billion SARS cases feared

    04/26/2003 10:25:23 AM PDT · by EternalHope · 99 replies · 475+ views
    Billion SARS cases feared By Mary Papadakis 27Apr03 MORE than one billion people worldwide could be infected by the deadly SARS virus within a year, a leading UK scientist has warned. Dr Patrick Dixon, a specialist in predicting global trends based at London's Development Management School, said SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) had the potential to turn into a pandemic and infect more people than AIDS. The grim prediction comes as a Melbourne infection control specialist warned the virus could destroy Third World countries. Glenys Harrington, who flew to Manila yesterday to join the World Health Organisation's assault on SARS,...
  • From China's Provinces, a Crafty Germ Spreads

    04/26/2003 10:56:05 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 12 replies · 260+ views
    New York Times ^ | Sunday, April 27, 2003 | ELISABETH ROSENTHAL
    HUNDE, China — An hour south of Guangzhou, the Dongyuan animal market presents endless opportunities for an emerging germ. In hundreds of cramped stalls that stink of blood and guts, wholesale food vendors tend to veritable zoos that will grace Guangdong Province's tables: snakes, chickens, cats, turtles, badgers, frogs. And, in summer, sometimes rats, too.They are all stacked in cages one on top of another — which in turn serve as seats, card tables and dining quarters for the poor migrants who work there. On a recent morning, near stall 17, there were beheaded snakes, disemboweled frogs and feathers...
  • 2 in U.S. May Have SARS After Canada Trip

    04/26/2003 11:15:05 AM PDT · by Jean S · 16 replies · 218+ views
    AP ^ | Apr 26, 9:16 AM EDT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- A Brown University faculty member and a 2-year-old Minnesota boy are being monitored as possible SARS cases - both recent visitors to Toronto. Toronto is the epicenter of the biggest outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome outside of Asia, where the disease originated. More than 250 probable or suspected cases have been reported in the Toronto area, with 19 deaths so far. The unnamed Brown faculty member in the division of biology and medicine has been asked to stay away from campus. Students who have been in contact with the professor have been informed, according to...
  • 4,000 Quarantined in Beijing as Suspected SARS Cases Climb

    04/25/2003 7:40:41 AM PDT · by ex-Texan · 148 replies · 324+ views
    New York Times ^ | 4/25/2003 | Erik Eckolm
    4,000 Quarantined in Beijing as Suspected SARS Cases Climb EIJING, April 25 — At least 4,000 Beijing residents with exposure to a contagious respiratory disease are being kept in isolation, often in their own homes, health authorities said today, and a second major hospital was put under total quarantine, with virtually no one allowed to enter or leave. City education officials also revealed that 300 college students who had contact with infected people suffering the dangerous new disease, known as SARS, have been sequestered in a military training camp for two weeks' observation. As Beijing began a stringent new quarantine...
  • Did Supreme Court validate internment camps? Les Kinsolving on 1942

    03/11/2003 12:18:58 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 7 replies · 315+ views ^ | Tuesday, March 11, 2003 | Les Kinsolving
    When ninth-term Republican Congressman Howard Coble of North Carolina defended President Roosevelt's 1942 decision to relocate all Japanese-Americans from our three West Coast states, both the New York Times and the wire services broadcast the denunciation of Mr. Coble by the national executive director of the Japanese-American Citizens League. Congressman Coble, chairman of a house subcommittee on domestic security, said it had been appropriate to intern Japanese-Americans during World War II, because this was for their own safety to protect them from a hostile citizenry. "We were at war, under attack by a sovereign nation," he said. To which John...