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  • Los Altos High Students Claim History Textbooks Ignore U.S. ‘Crimes Against Humanity,’ Want Revision

    05/30/2015 9:52:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | May 29, 2015 | Devin Fehely
    A group of students at Los Altos High School want California history textbooks revised, claiming the current textbooks don’t tell the whole story. The students claim the version of American history taught in California classrooms is at best incomplete and at worst biased and inaccurate: failing to adequately cover the experiences, accomplishments and frequent mistreatment of communities of color and women. “There’s definitely value at looking at the good things we have done, there’s definitely value at being proud of those things, and there’s even more value in acknowledging what we haven’t done correctly,” one of the students said. Members...
  • Still No Statement from White House on First Islamic Terrorist Beheading in U.S.

    09/28/2014 10:21:25 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 81 replies
    PJ Media ^ | September 27, 2014 | Rick Moran
    It’s been 48 hours since Jah’Keem Yisrael — AKA Alton Noel — perpetrated a horrific terrorist attack on 54 year old co-worker Colleen Hufford, stabbing her repeatedly and then sawing her head off with a knife, and we have yet to hear any acknowledgment from President Obama of this worrisome incident. Why not? All the elements of an Islamic act of terror are present: the savagery,the shouting of Islamic verses during the act, the stated determination to carry out jihad, and a fanatical belief in Islam that, in his mind, justified everything. From a political standpoint, it’s a bad idea...
  • Have You Taken Your Obama Loyalty Oath?

    08/05/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Jonathan Alter at the Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president’s “economic patriotism” rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take “loyalty oaths” to prove their patriotism. You may find this suggestion a little creepy, maybe even a little fascistic; but Alter says that “it’s time for red-blooded Americans to take matters into our own hands.” And by taking the matter into “our” hands, Alter means that President Obama would unilaterally bar any company that practices “inversion” – corporate merging with foreign firms to save on U.S. tax bills – from doing business with the federal government....
  • Islamist Training Camp in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:53:07 AM PST · by stickandrudder · 25 replies
    KPRC ^ | February 20th 2014 | Nik Rajkovic
    Newly declassified documents from the FBI show Brazoria County is home to an alleged Islamist training compound. Papers obtained by the Clarion Project reveal a camp near Sweeny known as “Mahmoudberg” -- one of 22 owned by the group Muslims of the Americas. Local residents have reported hearing gunfire, and police investigated a shooting involving MOA members in 2002. “Until authorities get some information that they're planning to engage in violence to carryout their ideas, there is nothing illegal about it,” says terror expert Jeffrey Addicott at St. Mary's University in San Antonio. However, MOA members in the past have...
  • Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For ["Make Everything Owned by Everybody"]

    01/04/2014 1:40:02 PM PST · by grundle · 31 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | January 3, 2014 | Jesse A. Myerson
    4. Make Everything Owned by EverybodyHoarders blow. Take, for instance, the infamous one percent, whose ownership of the capital stock of this country leads to such horrific inequality. "Capital stock" refers to two things here: the buildings and equipment that workers use to produce goods and services, and the stocks and bonds that represent ownership over the former. The top 10 percent's ownership of the means of production is represented by the fact that they control 80 percent of all financial assets. This detachment means that there's a way easier way to collectivize wealth ownership than having to stage uprisings...
  • City of Dearborn Apologizes for Arresting Christians...

    12/13/2013 7:11:22 PM PST · by armydawg505 · 26 replies
    answeringmuslims.com ^ | 5/6/13 | unknown
    Detroit, Michigan (May 6, 2013) — After more than two years of intense motion practice and discovery, the City of Dearborn has agreed to enter into a settlement that includes a public apology for arresting several Christian missionaries who were peacefully preaching to Muslims at the Dearborn Arab International Festival in 2010. The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC), a national nonprofit Judeo-Christian law firm, is representing Dr. Nabeel Qureshi, David Wood, and Paul Rezkalla, who were thrown in jail on June 18, 2010, and charged with “breach of the peace” for their free speech activity. In September 2010, Robert Muise,...
  • Expert testimony expected today at Hasan trial

    08/13/2013 6:27:03 AM PDT · by don-o · 9 replies
    statesman.com ^ | August 13, 2013 | Jeremy Schwartz
    FORT HOOD — The past few days have featured harrowing testimony from witnesses and victims who described the gruesome, blood-soaked scene inside the medical processing center where Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13. Yesterday columnist Ken Herman sat in the courtroom and described the scene in today’s Statesman: In a day of often harrowing testimony — “It was squirting across the room,” victim Mick Engnehl testified when asked how he knew he was bleeding — I found the most disturbing moments to be the silent ones, when prosecutors, in advance of offering them as evidence, handed Hasan small containers holding bullets...
  • TRAYVON MARTIN PROTEST LEADERS REVEALED. ‘Grassroots’ group actually front for shady figures

    07/18/2013 11:55:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Klein on line ^ | 7/18/13 | Aaron Klein
    Dream Defenders, the main group that has been agitating the protest movement surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, was spawned by activists employed by a who’s who of the race-hijacking radical left. From the socialist-oriented SEIU union to ACORN to Occupy to a litany of George Soros-funded organizations, the deep connections behind Dream Defenders raises questions about the motivation of an organization that claims to be a grassroots effort working to oppose racism. Dream Defenders has been leading Martin protests since the onset and has been credited with agitating for George Zimmerman’s arrest. The group was behind the protests that blockaded...
  • Sinister web diary 'of British 7/7 bomb widow': Jihad is an obligation we must accept

    07/02/2012 12:00:22 PM PDT · by Righting · 8 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1 July 2012 | Rebecca Evans
    Sinister web diary 'of British 7/7 bomb widow': Jihad is an obligation we must accept, says blog By Rebecca Evans PUBLISHED: 22:09 GMT, 1 July 2012 | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 1 July 2012 The 'white widow' of a 7/7 London bomber is believed to be the author of a sinister online blog detailing her dedication to jihad and the 'supremacy of Islam'. British Muslim convert Samantha Lewthwaite, 28, has been on the run in East Africa for six months since police foiled a plot to blow up Western tourist targets in the Kenyan city of Mombasa. The Mail has revealed...
  • FBI says Occupy Cleveland not under investigation though suspects were actively involved in group.

    05/01/2012 2:26:23 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 69 replies
    cleveland.com ^ | 01May12 | Michael Scott
    CLEVELAND, Ohio – FBI officials today said that while the members of a group arrested in an attempt to blow up a bridge over the Cuyahoga Valley National Park were also involved in the Occupy Cleveland movement, that organization is not under federal investigation. "Let me be clear, the FBI and Department of Justice are not conducting an investigation of any specific group," said Steven M. Dettelbach, U.S Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio. "We do not investigate movements or groups, we investigate individuals." The Occupy movement is never identified by name in the affidavit filed by federal officials...
  • [Fort Hood: Defense in]Hasan hearing lasts 4 minutes

    11/15/2010 11:34:57 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 11/15/2010 | Sig Christenson
    FORT HOOD — After prosecutors called 56 witnesses over nine days in an evidentiary hearing that began last month and resumed Monday after a three-week break, defense attorneys for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan rested after four minutes. Hasan, a psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding dozens of others in a Nov. 5, 2009 shooting spree at a post deployment center, was asked by an Army judge if he had anything to say. “No,” replied Hasan, who wore combat fatigues and a green watch cap. The proceeding for Hasan, charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 counts...
  • Obama as anti-business moves into mainstream discussion

    07/08/2010 10:04:05 AM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/8/10 | Jon Ward
    The idea that President Obama is anti-business broke into the mainstream this week. It has long been a widely held view on the right that Obama’s rhetorical nods to the free market and American business were little more than that. But as Washington slowly staggered back to work this week following a long July 4 weekend, discussions of Obama’s troubled relationship with the private sector popped up with surprising frequency. Newsweek’s Fareed Zakaria wrote Monday that after speaking with numerous corporate executives, most of whom voted for Obama, he found that “all think he is, at his core, anti-business.” Tuesday,...
  • Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach (’Allahu Akbar’)

    06/21/2010 10:53:18 AM PDT · by Syncro · 30 replies · 1+ views
    The Persecution Times ^ | June 19th, 2010 | Mark Ellis
    Three Christians Arrested by Dearborn, Michigan Police during Muslim Outreach Shouts of ’Allahu Akbar’ as Christians arrested By Mark Ellis, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News ServiceDEARBORN, MICHIGAN (ANS) – Three Christians were arrested Friday evening at the Arab International Festival as they shared their faith with Muslims. The three were arrested by police as they engaged in intense, but respectful dialog in which they proclaimed their faith in Christ. “I never thought I would see this in America,” says Steven Atkins, a resident of Toronto, Canada, who was visiting the festival and observed the incident.The three arrested include Dr. Nabeel Qureshi,...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: NOT Cathy Buckle

    05/08/2010 1:43:02 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    The Outside Looking In ^ | May 7, 2010 | Pauline Henson
    7th May 2010 Dear Friends. The apparent tragedy of some five million Zimbabweans exiled from their own country may not be as great as it appears if those of us in exile are able to gain something from the experience. Providing one has an open mind, seeing how thing are done in another country can be a positive learning experience and something that will ultimately benefit Zimbabwe when or if the exiles return to the motherland. Watching the electoral process in the UK over the last few weeks has certainly made me think about the nature of democracy and...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    05/02/2010 9:12:59 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 17 replies · 650+ views
    Letters ^ | May 1, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    Don't cry tomorrow.Saturday 1st May 2010 Dear Family and Friends, A tragic event involving a 15 year old schoolboy and a fatal stabbing in a church, has sent shivers down my spine. It should be ringing alarm bells both in and outside Zimbabwe because this, more than any diplomatically worded political speech, demonstrates just how tired Zimbabweans are of waiting for accountability and justice. The news came in a transcript from a Voice of the People Radio report. A 15 year old schoolboy was attending a service in the Zion Christian Church in Village 2 near Neshuro Growth Point in...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    04/25/2010 10:19:00 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 18 replies · 687+ views
    Letters ^ | April 24, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    ZiziSaturday 24th April 2010 Dear Family and Friends,Saying goodbye to an old man this week was really sad. Joe is one of the forgotten generation, one of hundreds of thousands quietly slipping away in front of our eyes. Not cared for by Mr Mugabe's government and ignored by Mr Tsvangirai's party, Joe is 4 years older than our country's President but there is no dignity in his old age. There is no free or subsidized medical care for Joe, no rent assistance or food stamps, not even a bus pass for the elderly men and women who have made it...
  • The Fall of the House of Mugabe (Zimbabwe)

    04/19/2010 8:14:51 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 9 replies · 909+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | April 18, 2010 | John Noonan
     John Noonan   April 18, 2010 7:00 PM “Greetings in the name of freedom,” proclaimed the newly minted prime minster, Robert Mugabe, during Zimbabwe’s independence celebration in 1980. His words marked one of the most brilliant transitions of power in recent history, as the last conflict of the post-colonial retreat faded into history. The white rulers of the renegade Rhodesia had ceded power to African nationalists, after assurances by British mediators that free markets and democracy would be preserved.So in the fashion of a true capitalistic democracy, it is said that the first words uttered in the new Zimbabwe were,...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    04/18/2010 9:27:39 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 49 replies · 1,032+ views
    Letters ^ | April 17, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    Dig your own graveSaturday 17th April 2010 Dear Family and Friends,Three months before Zimbabwe's 30th anniversary of Independence I happened to get lost in the vast urban sprawl that characterises the outskirts of the capital city, Harare. A huge shanty town lay on both sides of the road and stretched as far as the eye could see. Shacks and shelters made of tin and plastic were surrounded by mounds of rotting garbage which had even been scraped into contours in an attempt to demarcate little vegetable plots. Stinking streams of sewage ran right outside people's shacks and children ran...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    04/11/2010 9:03:41 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 49 replies · 1,026+ views
    Letters ^ | April 10, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    GeneratorsSaturday 10th April 2010 Dear Family and Friends,When you ask people how they've survived this dreadful decade in Zimbabwe, almost everyone mentions the name Gideon Gono (Governor of the Reserve Bank.) People say they would have been able to salvage something if it hadn't been for Gono's incessant printing of money - and bragging about it; for his inability and unwillingness to control government spending; for his looting of foreign currency from private bank accounts, and for his removal of zeroes from the currency: 3 were taken off in 2006 and 10 in 2008. It's hard to understand how...
  • Letters From Zimbabwe: Cathy Buckle

    04/04/2010 8:13:04 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 7 replies · 572+ views
    Letters ^ | April 2, 2010 | Cathy Buckle
    To learn or to teachSaturday 2nd April 2010 Dear Family and Friends,It has now been two years since the MDC won elections and were voted into power in Zimbabwe. There's not a lot to show for two years because every day and every week there's been another delay, excuse and stalling tactic to prevent real power being handed over to the MDC. To say that the MDC is in office but not in power is the most accurate description of our situation two years after elections. Because there wasn't a referendum to ask the people of Zimbabwe if they...