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  • We are NOT biased against conservatives and we DO care about privacy, says Google's CEO, [tr]

    12/11/2018 5:46:17 AM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 10, 2018 | Emily Goodin
    Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday that the internet giant steers clear of 'political bias,' arguing that this is a core principle of its business to maintain trust of users. Pichai also said privacy and security are essential parts of Google's mission, and that the company is committed to working with the US government 'to keep our country safe and secure.' The prepared remarks released Monday, a day ahead of Pichai's appearance at the House Judiciary Committee, come with Google under fire on several fronts, on issues around political bias, data security and its domination of internet search. Pichai...
  • SF crime epidemic: ‘Porch pirates’ swiping packages from doorsteps

    12/06/2018 4:48:31 PM PST · by C19fan · 96 replies
    SF Chronicle ^ | December 6, 2018 | Heather Knight
    Everybody knows San Francisco is the city with glittering streets — well, glittering because of all the puddles of shattered glass from car break-ins. But there’s another pervasive property crime here that doesn’t get as much attention because there’s no evidence left behind. It’s called “porch piracy,” and it’s the swiping of packages off people’s front steps. All that’s left is an empty doorstep and the resident’s frustration.
  • Good News From Kirsten Gillibrand: The Future Is Female And Intersectional

    12/05/2018 8:26:15 AM PST · by C19fan · 31 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 5, 2018 | Allahpundit
    This is sad twice over, once because the pandering is so clunky, twice because it’s so unlikely to succeed. Our future is: Female Intersectional Powered by our belief in one another. And we’re just getting started.
  • ‘Saturday Night Live’ writer yanked from Columbia U. stage for ‘offensive’ jokes

    12/04/2018 10:38:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 13 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    When will comedians ever learn? Proving yet again that colleges are no places for purveyors of humor, student organizers at a Columbia University event kicked off the stage a comedy writer from the long-running show “Saturday Night Live” after he told some “offensive” jokes. Nimesh Patel was interrupted by members of the Columbia Asian American Alliance about 30 minutes into his routine at the AAA’s “cultureSHOCK: Reclaim” gig. He was, however, “provided” an opportunity to offer closing comments before his exit. According to the Columbia Spectator, the joke that crossed the line was about a gay black man from Patel’s...
  • Bernie Sanders is already 'a front-runner' for the Democrats in 2020 say aides but [tr]

    12/03/2018 10:48:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    AP ^ | December 3, 2018 | Staff
    An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a bigger presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a political powerhouse. A final decision has not been made, but those closest to the 77-year-old self-described democratic socialist suggest that neither age nor interest from a glut of progressive presidential prospects would dissuade him from undertaking a second shot at the presidency. And as Sanders' brain trust gathered for a retreat in Vermont over the weekend, some spoke openly about a 2020 White House...
  • Ocasio-Cortez: We Could Pay For Two-Thirds Of Medicare For All With That $21 Trillion [tr]

    12/03/2018 9:00:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 3, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Even some lefties on Twitter are giving her the side-eye for this. Imagine how wrong you’d have to be on the numbers for defense spending for liberals to say, “You’re exaggerating the problem.” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @Ocasio2018 $21 TRILLION of Pentagon financial transactions “could not be traced, documented, or explained.” $21T in Pentagon accounting errors. Medicare for All costs ~$32T. That means 66% of Medicare for All could have been funded already by the Pentagon. And that’s before our premiums.
  • The New Evolution Deniers

    12/03/2018 8:36:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    Quillette ^ | November 30, 2018 | Colin Wright
    Evolutionary biology has always been controversial. Not controversial among biologists, but controversial among the general public. This is largely because Darwin’s theory directly contradicted the supernatural accounts of human origins rooted in religious tradition and replaced them with fully natural ones. The philosopher Daniel Dennett has described evolution as a sort of “universal acid” that “eats through just about every traditional concept, and leaves in its wake a revolutionized world-view, with most of the old landmarks still recognizable, but transformed in fundamental ways.” Fearing this corrosive idea, opposition in the US to evolution mainly came from Right-wing evangelical Christians who...
  • Surviving The Woke Workplace

    11/20/2018 6:12:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 57 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 19, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    A reader sent me the following e-mail, which I have edited a bit to protect her privacy, and the privacy of others mentioned here: I wanted to bring this to your attention. My husband had a conversation with a young friend of ours who is a recent college grad. He has been working at [a major retailer] for the last year. I’m not sure what his title is, but we have encountered him at the store. He is a great worker and has earned a number of company awards for his performance. He related to my husband that he had...
  • Democrats Gain Veto-Proof Majority in California Legislature

    11/13/2018 9:43:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    AP ^ | November 12, 2018 | Don Thompson
    Democrats have won two Republican-held California state Senate seats in the Central Valley, giving the party veto-proof supermajorities in both chambers of the Legislature. Vote totals updated since Election Day made winners Monday of Melissa Hurtado and Assemblywoman Anna Caballero. Hurtado won the open 12th District seat while Caballero defeated Republican Sen. Andy Vidak in the neighboring 14th District. Both are in the Fresno area. Vidak, of Hanford, has held the seat since a special election in 2013.
  • Contrasting Abortion Decisions in Two States [semi-satire]

    11/11/2018 10:12:33 AM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    In this election abortion ballot measures appeared in two states. In West Virginia, voters approved a constitutional amendment with the following wording: “Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of abortion.” In Oregon, voters defeated a measure that banned taxpayers funding of elective abortions. Oregon is one of 17 states that forces taxpayers to fund elective abortions. Because the state has no abortion restrictions, tax dollars pay for unborn babies to be aborted for any reason up to the moment before birth. In 2017, Gov. Kate Brown (D) signed a bill expanding...
  • Mothers, pundits and the other white women who drive hate in America

    11/09/2018 12:53:11 PM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | November 8, 2018 | Denise Balkissoon
    I’ve been enjoying Reductress, a satirical website and podcast that skewers women’s magazines. Its correspondents take on topics such as “How to tell men apart during flannel season,” maxing out their vocal fry and stifling laughter at their own ridiculousness. I appreciate that the young white women who founded it are willing to skewer themselves. “Is that white woman dancing or afraid of a bee?” one quiz on the website asks. Or, more on the newsy nose, “Brave! This white woman chose to protect her race over her own gender.”
  • The Gloomy American Left

    11/09/2018 9:26:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    The fury of leftists is a constant today, and it's not just because they hate President Donald Trump. Despite all their dreamy talk of compassion and love, they seem to be a miserable lot. Democrats recaptured control of the House of Representatives this week, and leftists are already grinding their teeth over Trump and salivating at the prospect of putting him and Justice Brett Kavanaugh through investigatory and impeachment hell for the next two years. You can't help but see it. Throughout America, leftists are perpetually agitated. They're not happy unless they're unhappy. They populate protests with their crude gender...
  • We Need a Socialist Caucus in Congress

    11/09/2018 6:33:28 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Jacobin ^ | November 9, 2018 | Bhaskar Sunkata
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory in June took the Democratic Party and media establishment by surprise. Running in New York’s fourteenth congressional district, she handily defeated one of the party’s most entrenched politicians and quickly became a national figure. But the question suddenly became, “What now?” There’s every reason to believe that Ocasio-Cortez’s success in NY-14 can be replicated. Previously powerful Democratic machines are sputtering. Voters are staying at home instead of turning out for Democratic National Committee–favored candidates. And as Ocasio Cortez’s race shows, a small group of committed activists with a popular message can win in elections even if...
  • Opinion: What Are The Chances That America’s Disunion Turns Into Civil War?

    11/08/2018 8:39:26 PM PST · by blam · 253 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11-8-2018 | Ian Morris
    Strong rhetoric and violence on both sides of the political spectrum are reaching a fever pitchIs the United States on the brink of a new civil war? According to Newsweek magazine’s polling, a third of all Americans think such a conflict could break out within the next five years, with 10% thinking it “very likely to happen.” Plenty of experts agree. Back in March, State Department official Keith Mines told Foreign Policy magazine: “It is like 1859, everyone is mad about something and everyone has a gun.” He rated the odds of a second American Civil War breaking out within...
  • White Women Need Accountability And ‘A Lot Of Learning’ After Failing To Vote Uniformly For [tr]

    11/07/2018 4:33:21 PM PST · by C19fan · 49 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 7 2018 | John Sexton
    With the loss of Beto O’Rourke, Stacey Abrams, and Andrew Gillum, some progressives were looking to explain why far left candidates have so much trouble winning elections. The conclusion they reached? White women aren’t voting for their interests and are instead supporting the patriarchy. Let’s start with this tweet by the Women's March:
  • The San Francisco homeless tax that pitted tech billionaires against each other passes

    11/07/2018 7:37:12 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jillian D’Onfro
    The controversial San Francisco “homelessness tax” that divided the tech industry passed, according to poll tallies Tuesday night. Proposition C will increase gross receipts taxes for companies with more than $50 million in annual revenue by an average of 0.5 percent, generating up to $300 million a year to combat the city’s homelessness crisis through initiatives like new beds in shelters and increased mental health services. Prop C had both vocal proponents and vehement detractors in the tech industry.
  • Left-Wing Jews: a Jewish and American Tragedy

    11/06/2018 7:03:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    It is probably impossible to overstate the damage left-wing -- not liberal but left-wing -- Jews are doing to Judaism, Jews and America. Of course, the same can be said of the damage left-wing Catholics are doing to Catholicism and America, other left-wing Christians are doing to Christianity and America, and, most obviously, the damage the secular left-wing is doing. But since anti-Semitism is in the news, and given the prominence of many left-wing Jews, I will focus on them. The damage done to Jews by left-wing Jews is not new. It began at the beginning of the left with...
  • D.C. Leftists Vie for Endorsement Of Anti-Semite

    11/05/2018 6:09:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | November 4, 2018 | Paul Mirengoff
    Remember Trayon White? He’s the Washington D.C. city council member — a Democrat — who claimed that Jewish financiers control the climate. In his view, a mild snowfall in the District was an instance of “climate control” by the Rothschilds who “create natural disasters they can pay for to own the cities.” White also opined that the Rothschilds control the World Bank and the federal government. There might have been a time when such rabid anti-Semitism would render White political poison. If so, that time has passed, at least among left-liberals. Far from steering clear of this anti-Semite, two left-liberal...
  • The Democrats’ Culture Divide

    10/31/2018 7:01:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | October 31, 2018 | David Freelander
    Daniel Bonthius was never much interested in politics before Donald Trump came along. Both his parents are involved in the labor movement, but he earned a musical theater degree in Boston and moved to New York City to make it as an actor. Like many of the city’s aspiring actors, Bonthius, 33, was waiting tables and working for an event planner—and had been doing it for most of a decade when Donald Trump obliterated the political system in 2016. After the election, a shocked Bonthius invited friends over to his home in Sunnyside, Queens, a one-time Irish enclave that has...
  • Beto O’Rourke: U.S. Needs to Send Financial Aid to Stabilize Central America

    10/22/2018 5:33:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 21, 2018 | Staff
    Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) said America needed to send financial aid to stabilize Central America to decrease asylum-seeking immigrants. O’Rourke said, “If things are so desperate in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, that someone would risk their lives to come here than what can we do to improve situations there? We have invested trillions of dollars for wars in the Middle East. Could we invest some fraction of that to provide the stability in Northern triangle counties of Central America make sure people have a reason to stay and raise their families where...