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  • Fox News Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 7 points

    10/13/2016 3:48:48 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 226 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 13, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    Hillary Clinton’s lead over Donald Trump has increased to seven points, as more than half of voters say he is not qualified to be president. That’s according to a just-released national Fox News Poll of likely voters. Clinton receives 45 percent to Trump’s 38 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 7 percent and Green Party candidate Jill Stein gets 3 percent. Last week, Clinton was up by two points in the four-way contest (44-42 percent).
  • Working Women Deserve Better Than Trump’s Sexism

    10/07/2016 4:04:19 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 69 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | 10/07/2016 | Liz Shuler & Maria Elena Durazo
    At last week's presidential debate, America’s working women got a front-row seat to Donald Trump’s sexism. He repeatedly interrupted Hillary Clinton, a phenomenon too many working women can relate to, and repeated his claims that she doesn’t have the "presidential look" it takes to lead the United States. It seems like every day a new story from Trump’s past reveals more misogyny. Take the latest story out of his golf club in Palos Verdes, Calif., where Trump urged staff to fire unattractive hostesses and only hire "beautiful women."But it is his horrific, ongoing treatment of Alicia Machado that has captured...
  • Barbra Streisand Supports Prop 63, Requests $5 Donations to Defeat NRA

    10/06/2016 6:20:42 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 41 replies
    brietbart ^ | 6 Oct 2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Singer Barbra Streisand has sent an email in support of California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Proposition 63, requesting $5 donations “to defeat the National Rifle Association” (NRA). Streisand pointed to the 1993 Long Island Railroad shooting to explain her support for more gun control. According to the Sacramento Bee, Streisand’s email said, “Like you, California is my home, and I can’t just wait around hoping tragedy doesn’t strike our state again. If there’s something we can do that will stop innocent Californians from being shot and killed, I will do everything I can to see it done.”
  • This Teen Dressed As A Thief At School To Make Fun Of ‘White Culture’

    10/06/2016 10:41:26 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 82 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 6, 2016 | Cavan Sieczkowski
    Want a culturally appropriate costume this Halloween? This teen’s got an idea for you. Josh Welch, a 17-year-old from Silver Spring, Maryland, decided to dress as a thief for Culture Day at his high school earlier this week to make a statement about “white culture,” BuzzFeed first reported. “I consider myself a huge advocate for social justice, and I wanted to make a bold statement about ‘white culture,’” he told The Huffington Post Wednesday. “So I decided to use humor to get my point across, but I never imagined it could be this ubiquitous.”
  • Pamela Olson gives talk on “Fast Times in Palestine”

    10/05/2016 7:56:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 4 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 10/5/16 | Raposa
    Author Pamela Olson gave a talk in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall on Tuesday night to discuss her book, “Fast Times in Palestine: A Love Affair with a Homeless Homeland”. The event was hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine and coordinated by UMass’ Leila Aruri. It featured a narrative slideshow, a Q&A session, and book signing... In the slides that followed, Olson described the grim reality of what she described as “the Israeli occupation of Palestine.” “You have about 500 checkpoints and roadblocks that cut through the heart of Palestinian land. This land, continuously being built on by...
  • Musical 'Aida' cancelled at Bristol University amid race row over 'cultural appropriation'

    10/05/2016 6:10:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | October 4, 2016 | Sam Dean and Tom Morgan
    It is a story of war between two nations, the conflict of love rivals and the looming fate of death. But the antagonistic themes of Aida seem to have spilled into the wings after a student production of the musical Aida was cancelled amid a row over suggestions of “cultural appropriation”. A theatre at the University of Bristol said yesterday it had cancelled all showings after a revolt by students.
  • Tim Kaine: Ban 15-Round 'Clips,; Hold Gun Dealers Liable for Misuse of Firearms - Breitbart

    10/04/2016 12:22:33 PM PDT · by tekrat · 95 replies ^ | 10/4/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On July 22 Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine as her running mate. Kaine is a Democrat Senator from Virginia who supports a ban on 15-round “clips” and “assault weapons,” and who wants to enact a law to hold gun dealers liable for the misuse of firearms. During the June 26 airing of Meet the Press, Kaine told Chuck Todd that he voted for an “assault weapons” ban before and "would likely vote for it again." But he stressed that he believes “limitations on the size of magazines and ammunition clips” is the first step to take. Todd asked Kaine if he believes the...
  • Sweden to launch new national equality authority

    09/15/2016 9:29:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies ^ | 15 Sep 2016 16:51 GMT+02:00 | TT (Tidningarnas Telegrambyrĺ)/The Local
    Sweden is set to launch a new government agency dedicated to achieving a gender equal society. Information about the agency will be released before the government’s budget proposal next week. The need to create a central gender equality authority was a key conclusion made by a study set up by the previous center-right Alliance government, which was delivered last autumn. Unequal pay, sexual harassment and violence against women were all cited as signs that the country is still a long way from being gender equal. “We are still in the midst of inequality because we don’t have a national grip...
  • Swedish military distributes gender manual to officers

    09/15/2016 7:35:51 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2016 9:32 AM EDT
    Sweden’s Armed Forces have published a “gender manual” to make officers pay more attention to equality between the sexes at home and on foreign missions. Vice Adm. Jan Thornqvist on Thursday told The Associated Press the purpose is to implement a gender perspective in operations and attract more women to the military. He says in foreign peacekeeping operations that could mean asking women and children about their security needs, not just local leaders who often are men. …
  • Mayor Landrieu signs city's new gun safety ordinance into law(New Orleans)

    09/14/2016 11:19:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 9/12/2016 | Kelsey Davis
    At a news conference Friday, Mayor Mitch Landrieu, in partnership with City Councilmembers Jason Rogers Williams and James Gray and New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison announced a new city ordinance aimed at promoting gun safety in New Orleans.
  • Swiss cantons sign up to fight gender pay gap

    09/11/2016 7:33:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 07 Sep 2016 12:07 GMT+02:00
    Ten cantons have signed a new charter vowing to combat salary inequality between men and women in Switzerland. Home affairs minister Alain Berset launched the salary equality charter on Tuesday to fight against discrimination in the workplace and promote the principle of equal pay for equal work. Representatives of ten cantons and 15 communes have signed the agreement, which concerns public administration bodies and companies engaged by the public sector. […] Despite equality being enshrined in Swiss law, women on average earn between 15 and 20 percent less than their male colleagues. …
  • I am Spartacus, and I am deplorable!

    09/10/2016 7:40:12 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 290 replies
    9/10/2016 | nikos1121
    I am proud to stand and say unashamedly and unabashedly that I am deplorable. Who else is deplorable? Stand up and be counted!
  • Wearing ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase “Don’t Tread on Me.” Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a “slave trader & owner of slaves.” Complainant also...
  • Ginsburg: 'Cooler heads will prevail' on high court nominee

    09/07/2016 5:51:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 7, 2016 7:11 PM EDT | Sam Hananel
    Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Wednesday that she thinks “cooler heads will prevail” in the Senate, where Republican leaders are refusing to consider President Barack Obama’s high court nominee. Ginsburg told a group of students at Georgetown University Law Center that lawmakers should appreciate that a president can appoint justices anytime during his term.“The president is elected for four years, not three years, so the power he has in year three continues into year four,” she said. “And maybe our members of the Senate will wake up and appreciate that that’s how it should be.” …
  • Neighbors send racist letter to Kansas family: ‘This neighborhood does not need any blacks’

    09/07/2016 11:37:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 76 replies
    thegrio ^ | 08/24/2016
    A biracial family in Wichita, Kansas, was shocked when, on Monday, they were hit with an unsigned letter that said they were doing their neighborhood “a great disrespect” because of the presence of their children. “We have noticed there are some black children at your residence,” the note read. “Maybe you are running a daycare or these are your children. In either case, we have put our house for sale. This neighborhood does not need any blacks in it.” “There is a reason for saying the other side of the tracks. That is where these people belong. You have done...
  • Chicago’s homicide count for 2016 soars past 500 after violent Labor Day weekend

    09/06/2016 10:13:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 2:00 PM | Reuven Blau
    The homicide count in Chicago has soared past 500 so far this year, exceeding the total number of murders for all of last year. The bloody death toll of 512 was reached after a violent holiday weekend where 65 people in the city were shot, 13 fatally, authorities said. The figure is a 20-year high.By contrast, there have been 409 homicides combined in New York and Los Angeles through late August. …
  • Why Spanking Does Not Work | Elizabeth Gershoff and Stefan Molyneux

    09/03/2016 8:24:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 184 replies
    YouTube ^ | Published on You Tube on September 3, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    New studies have failed to find even a single positive benefit to spanking children and a near endless amount of horrible effects. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss her latest study, refuting the common pro-spanking arguments, why social justice warriors have nothing to do with less aggressive parenting, associating love with physical abuse and ending the escalating cycle of violence in relationships. Dr. Elizabeth Gershoff is a developmental psychologist, in addition to being a Faculty Research Associate and Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at University of Texas at Austin. She recently published a revolutionary new...
  • Tim Kaine Dismisses Sanctuary Cities As a 'Phantom'

    09/02/2016 9:10:55 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:09 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    Hillary Clinton’s running mate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) shrugged off the reality of sanctuary cities in an interview with CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday, calling them a “phantom.” “When Donald Trump kind of goes after these phantom sanctuary cities and talks about how bad they are, basically what he’s going after is police chiefs. And I trust police chiefs, in terms of knowing what should be done to keep their communities safer — and police departments and mayors a lot more than I trust Donald Trump.” […] Trump repeatedly has criticized sanctuary cities on the campaign trail: “I have met...
  • Government Workers Now Outnumber Manufacturing Workers by 9,932,000

    09/02/2016 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 70 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 9:01 AM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Government employees in the United States outnumber manufacturing employees by 9,932,000, according to data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Federal, state and local government employed 22,213,000 people in August, while the manufacturing sector employed 12,281,000. …
  • Georgetown University to give slave descendants priority for admission (Insanity!)

    09/01/2016 2:29:16 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 76 replies
    Georgetown University will give preference in admissions to the descendants of slaves owned by the Maryland Jesuits as part of its effort to atone for profiting from the sale of enslaved people, the president of the prominent Jesuit university in Washington announced Thursday.
  • $15-An-Hour Minimum Wage Would Kill 281,000 Michigan Jobs

    09/01/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/29/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A recent study by a conservative think tank found that raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost Michigan the equivalent of 281,000 full-time jobs in 2021. The wage raise would directly affect 37.4 percent of wage and salary workers in Michigan, said the study, which was conducted by the Washington, D.C.-based Heritage Foundation. The study, titled “How $15-per-Hour Minimum Starting Wages Would Affect Each State,” also looked at the effect of raising the federal minimum wage, which covers fewer jobs than the state law. Raising the federal wage to $15 an hour would lead to an...
  • Ann Coulter hits back at Comedy Central after [she] became target during roast [for] Rob Lowe

    08/30/2016 8:17:45 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 78 replies ^ | 30 August 2016 | Regina F. Graham and Clemence Michallon
    Conservative pundit Ann Coulter hit back at Comedy Central after she was the target of a brutal roasting session intended for Rob Lowe. Eight designated comedians and retired quarterback Peyton Manning teased Rob Lowe for his 1988 sex tape and some of his failed projects - but saved their most ferocious jokes for Coulter. Comedian David Spade acted as roast master during Saturday's taping, assisted by Manning, English comedian Jimmy Carr, SNL star Pete Davidson, stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser, singer Jewel, Karate Kid actor Ralph Macchio, former Daily Show correspondent Rob Riggle and Comedy Central roasts alum Jeff Ross. In...
  • Joy Reid Shuts Down Conservative Latino Who Brings up Hillary's Praise of Eugenicist Sanger

    08/27/2016 12:00:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, conservative Latino Alfonso Aguilar cited Hillary Clinton’s praise of the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Hillary has said that she “admire[s] Margaret Sanger enormously.” Reid responded by saying Sanger was not a legitimate issue because she is a “dead person.” Even worse, when Aguilar tried to make that point that a majority of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are on minority women, Reid shut Aguilar down, calling his statement “incredibly offensive. I think that smear of Planned Parenthood cannot go forward and we’re not going to continue with that line of...
  • Republicans Against Trump: Bush Advisor Wolfowitz Says He'll Likely Vote for Clinton

    08/26/2016 11:59:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 152 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | August 26, 2016 – 06:24 PM | Gordon Repinski
    In an interview, Paul Wolfowitz, 72, an advisor to former President Bush, discusses the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency, why he will likely vote for the Democrat’s candidate this year and mistakes made during the Iraq war. […]Spiegel: Recently, 50 former senior Republican security officials declared Donald Trump to be a security risk. Is he? Wolfowitz: Yes, he is. Spiegel: Why? Wolfowitz: He says he admires Putin, that Saddam Hussein was killing terrorists, that the Chinese were impressive because they were tough on Tiananmen Square. That is pretty disturbing. […] Spiegel: Who are you going to vote for in...
  • ‘No Right or Wrong’ on Economic Development Programs, Andrew Cuomo Says—Just Opinions

    08/17/2016 10:11:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 08/17/16 12:25pm | Will Bredderman
    Facing numerous analyses showing his signature jobs programs misallocated resources and put few New Yorkers to work, Gov. Andrew Cuomo argued today that any such assessments are only a matter of political point of view. Speaking after an unrelated event in the Bronx, the governor defended his attacks last week on state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, who released unflattering audits of two Cuomo programs this summer. The governor again insisted that those findings were just DiNapoli’s opinions, opinions which are open to debate given the comptroller’s history as an assemblyman from Long Island. […] … (Cuomo’s) Startup NY initiative, which grants...
  • ‘It is important for Norway that Hillary Clinton is elected’

    08/15/2016 9:09:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 75 replies ^ | 15 Aug 2016 11:41 GMT+02:00
    Norway’s foreign minister and the head of parliament’s foreign affairs committee have taken the unusual step of speaking out against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Foreign Minister Břrge Brende told broadcaster NRK on Monday that he has serious concerns about what Trump’s possible election could mean for Norway and the rest of the world. Brende condemned the brash businessman for making statements that “do not belong in the 21st century” and said he is continually flabbergasted by the controversial statements made by the Republican presidential candidate. …
  • Stores to customers: "Cash not welcome here"

    08/13/2016 9:00:07 AM PDT · by upchuck · 164 replies
    See BS News ^ | August 12, 2016 | Aimeee picchi
    ... Some merchants such as SweetGreen, a salad chain, refuse to open their registers for cash, telling customers they can pay only with mobile payments or cards. With some newer vending machines, only a card or mobile wallet will get that cold Coca-Cola to roll down the chute. The stance may appear un-American -- after all, currency is considered legal tender for all debts or dues -- but the Treasury permits private businesses to set their own policies, which means going cashless is fine with Uncle Sam. "What we've seen is a push toward electric payments because of convenience, especially...
  • Texas Seeks Temporary Block of Rules for Transgender Students

    08/12/2016 12:11:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | August 12, 2016 | Alexa Ura
    With the first day of school looming, Texas will go to court on Friday and begin pressing its argument that the Obama administration strayed outside the law by ordering public schools to accommodate transgender students. In a case expected to come down to the distinction between sex and gender identity, the state’s lawsuit against the federal government is set for its first hearing Friday morning in Fort Worth, where U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor will hear arguments over Texas’ request for a preliminary injunction. Texas, joined by 10 other states, in May sued the Department of Education over the...
  • Obama Has Collected $19,966,110,000,000 in Taxes; Incurred $8,795,689,333,049 in Debt

    08/10/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 10, 2016 | 4:05 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    During the 90 full months President Barack Obama has completed serving in the White House—February 2009 through July 2016—the U.S. Treasury collected approximately $19,966,110,000,000 in tax revenues (in non-inflation-adjusted dollars), according to the Monthly Treasury Statements. During those same 90 months, the federal debt rose from $10,632,005,246,736.97 to $19,427,694,579,786.64—an increase of $8,795,689,333,049.67. In July, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today, the federal government took in $209,998,000,000 in taxes and spent $322,813,000,000—running a one-month deficit of $112,815,000,000. So far in fiscal 2016, according the Treasury statement, the federal government has collected approximately $2,678,824,000,000 in taxes and spent approximately $3,192,487,000,000—running...
  • Public College Offers Blacks-Only Classes, Claims It’s Totally Okay

    08/09/2016 7:11:40 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8/8/2016
    A community college in Illinois is trying to defend itself after it decided to offer special classes only available to black people. “College: Changes, Challenges, Choice” is a one-credit introductory course at Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, and is intended to help new students “assess your purpose for college, assess your study strategies, set college and career goals, examine your values and decision-making skills, and develop an appreciation for diversity.” But while the class may want students to appreciate diversity, the school doesn’t practice what it preaches. Two sections of the class are specifically set aside exclusively for...
  • Blacks with college experience more likely to say they faced discrimination

    08/08/2016 6:17:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | July 27, 2016 | Monica Anderson
    A majority of black Americans say that at some point in their lives they’ve experienced discrimination or were treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, but blacks who have attended college are more likely than those without any college experience to say so, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey. About eight in ten blacks with at least some college experience (81%) say they’ve faced discrimination or been treated unfairly because of their race or ethnicity, compared with 59% of blacks who have never attended college. These differences also extend to more specific incidents of racial discrimination. For...
  • Our View: Turning guns into garden tools(Barf bucket pleez!)

    08/08/2016 10:17:17 AM PDT · by rktman · 85 replies ^ | 8/7/2016 | unknown
    Much divides the country when it comes to the issue of gun violence. That’s why it is so important to find common ground so that, together, all Americans can work to reduce the damage that guns cause in our society. A new initiative starting this week in New Mexico has the potential to bring people together toward a common goal — making people safer without fighting over whether assault weapons should be banned or the meaning of the Second Amendment. Called Guns to Gardens, the movement organized by New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence simply helps people dispose of unwanted...
  • UN Backs Secret Obama Takeover of Police

    08/05/2016 7:03:32 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 17 replies
    Polizette ^ | 8/4/2016 | Robert Romano
    “The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice has provided oversight and recommendations for improvement of police services in a number of cities with consent decrees. This is one of the most effective ways to reduce discrimination in law enforcement and it needs to be beefed up and increased to cover as many of the 18,000-plus local law enforcement jurisdictions.” That was United Nations Rapporteur Maina Kai on July 27, a representative of the U.N. Human Rights Council, who on the tail-end of touring the U.S., endorsed a little-known and yet highly controversial practice by the Justice Department to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Gary Johnson: Clarifying my views on religious freedom, Mormons

    08/04/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Deseret News ^ | August 2, 2016 | Gary Johnson
    A few days ago, trying to maneuver through a “scrum” of reporters in Philadelphia, I was asked about my views regarding religious freedom and non-discrimination laws. Given the divisiveness and pain that have accompanied several state religious freedom laws, I approach attempts at legislating religious exceptions to anti-discrimination laws with great sensitivity and care.
  • Gov. Abbott announces Police Protection Act

    07/18/2016 4:48:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 18 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN -- A new potential law created by Texas Governor Greg Abbott would bring stronger penalties for crimes against law enforcement officers. The Police Protection Act would make any crime committed against a police officer "out of bias against police" be labeled a "hate crime." Under the act, assaulting a law enforcement officer would become a 2nd degree felony. It's currently a 3rd degree felony.
  • Decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer [tr]

    07/30/2016 8:14:42 AM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/16 | Hardy
    A bloody outrage: The decorated Para facing prosecution 44 years after shooting dead an IRA killer - while the blood-soaked men of terror know they'll never face justice (thanks to Blair's squalid 'peace' deal) Soldier C faces prosecution for shooting the IRA commander Joe McCann The 65-year-old had been cleared of any wrong-doing over killing in 1972 Thought case is politically motivated and designed to appease IRA families Meanwhile, suspected IRA terrorists avoid prosecution due to Blair's deal Soldier C is a man who rarely shows emotion. Having served his country for 23 years in both the Parachute Regiment and...
  • Obama to DNC: 'We’re Not Done Perfecting Our Union'

    07/28/2016 8:31:04 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 28, 2016 | 5:51 AM EDT | Susan Jones
    “America is already great. America is already strong,” President Obama told the Democrat National Convention Wednesday night. But he also admitted there is more work to do: “We’re not done perfecting our union, or living up to our founding creed, that all of us are created equal and free in the eyes of God.” Obama said “a lot’s happened” during his two terms in office, but despite war, recession and “all manner of challenge,” he is “optimistic about the future of America.” […] Obama said the work still to be done must be done by Hillary Clinton, who has promised...
  • Maryland’s Coming Fracking Showdown

    07/27/2016 8:26:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    MC GOP ^ | July 26, 2016 | Mark Uncapher
    The clock is counting down toward an important decision for Maryland’s economic future, namely whether to allow hydraulic fracturing, commonly known as fracking, to drill for natural gas in the state. Over a year ago, legislation that blocked fracking for another two years became law without Gov. Larry Hogan’s signature. That law barred the state from issuing drilling permits until October 2017 and required the Department of the Environment to adopt new regulations by October 2016. The passage of this law effectively delayed any decision on fracking until next year. To recap: the Marcellus Shale is a geological formation found...
  • UN human rights expert recommends changes in US policing

    07/27/2016 3:20:31 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 27, 2016 6:04 PM EDT | Sarah Grace Taylor
    A United Nations human rights expert is recommending changes in the way protests are handled in the United States, saying the process of issuing permits for demonstrations is “arbitrary” and could easily lead to discrimination against certain groups. Maina Kiai of Kenya, U.N. special rapporteur on freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, offered preliminary findings Wednesday from his visits this month to seven U.S. cities — including the sites of this year’s Democratic and Republican political conventions — to investigate how the U.S. upholds its citizens’ rights of assembly and association. Kiai’s full report to the United Nations will...
  • Reports: Palestinian Flags Outnumber American Flags at Democratic National Convention

    07/26/2016 9:27:22 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | July 26, 2016 11:14 AM | Lea Speyer
    The Palestinian flag was prominently displayed by activists at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on Monday, amid an apparent absence of American flags, according to numerous media and social media postings. […] Conservative bloggers, meanwhile, highlighted additional flag issues during the DNC, such as the party’s capitulation to protesters demanding the removal of the Mississippi state flag, which depicts the Confederate standard. In a video capturing its removal, demonstrators are heard chanting and cheering. […] The presence of the Palestinian flag at the DNC comes at a fragile time for pro-Israel Democrats, following major efforts — led by Vermont Senator...
  • Obama: 'The World Has Never Been Less Violent'

    07/23/2016 8:45:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Debra Heine
    Whenever President Obama feels defensive, he likes to talk about how the world has become more safe under his watch (with the implication that it's due to his own wise leadership). We first heard him speak that way during the summer of 2014, when the world seemed to be unraveling and critics were blaming him for the sad state of affairs. Obama said, "The world is less violent than it has ever been. It is healthier than it has ever been. It is more tolerant than it has ever been. It is better fed then it’s ever been. It is...
  • Legend Michael Jordan Donated 2 Mil to Support Police, BlackLivesMatter Responded with THIS…

    07/26/2016 7:51:09 AM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 38 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | 07/25/2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Michael Jordan came out of the closet to support our police officers. In a statement shared via The Undefeated on Monday morning, Jordan said the following: “As a proud American, a father who lost his own dad in a senseless act of violence, and a black man, I have been deeply troubled by the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement and angered by the cowardly and hateful targeting and killing of police officers. I grieve with the families who have lost loved ones, as I know their pain all too well. “I was raised by parents who...
  • City’s public schools join fight against ‘white power’

    07/24/2016 5:46:18 AM PDT · by milford421 · 65 replies
    NY POST ^ | 7/24/16 | Susan Edelman
    "On the last day of school, Principal Darlene Cameron of Star Academy-PS 63 in the East Village gave her small faculty a chart defining racist and non-racist institutions and asked them to think about where their school fits in. A non-racist institution, among other things, is conscious of and aims to wipe out a culture of “white power,” “white privilege” and “inherent white advantage.” “We fit into the category of white power and privilege!” a white teacher at the K-5 school told her colleagues." "The concept that whites enjoy everyday benefits simply because of their skin color has become the...
  • Democrats, Looking Past Obama, Are a Party Without a Cause

    07/23/2016 1:17:17 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | Jonathan Martin
    PHILADELPHIA — When President Obama takes the stage here this week to begin his monthslong political farewell, it will mark a bittersweet moment for Democrats. Mr. Obama is not going to be missed only because he is beloved by the faithful. The president has also fulfilled two longstanding if often elusive goals of his party: He has largely transcended the traditional moderate-versus-liberal split, papering over internal divisions. And he passed a sweeping health care law. But without the unifying presence of Mr. Obama in the White House, or the organizing aim of expanding health care, it is unclear who will...
  • Trump probably can't win Ohio, says state's governor, John Kasich

    07/22/2016 4:42:55 PM PDT · by dirtboy · 249 replies ^ | 7/22/2016 | Andrew Seidman
    A "divider" like GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump will have a hard time winning Ohio, an important battleground that could help decide the election in November, said Buckeye State Gov. John Kasich, a former Republican presidential candidate. "Ohio's a snapshot of the country. People in Ohio want to see a positive agenda, a positive way to move forward," Kasich said Friday in an interview at the Union League of Philadelphia. He attended a fund-raiser for Brian Fitzpatrick, a Bucks County Republican running for an open congressional seat. Kasich's remarks came a day after Trump accepted the Republican Party's nomination at...
  • Heil to the Progressive Coming Utopia

    07/22/2016 2:19:48 PM PDT · by truthxchange · 9 replies ^ | 07/22/2016 | Dr. Peter Jones
    Commentators in major national newspapers in Scotland are aghast. A 100-member youth choir from a Southern Baptist church in Plano, Texas gave a free concert at a shopping center in Edinburgh. The journalists compared this event to Nazi or ISIS propaganda. One asserted: “as a nation we should be stating clearly: bigots are not welcome here.” Scotland is the land of John Knox, the great Scotts reformer (1513–72), and of the young, deeply spiritual Robert Murray McCheyne (1813–43) who declared: “The Christian is a person who makes it easy for others to believe in God.” Now Scotland is a land...
  • MSNBC and CNN are calling Trump's speech "White Identity Politics"

    07/21/2016 8:59:50 PM PDT · by eekitsagreek · 157 replies
    Watching MSNBC and CNN in their post-game analysis and they are saying that his speech is a warning of a "dark dystopian" America. A few of the commentators actually said "White Identity". I could not believe it. I was floored. They say that if you are in an argument and your opponent's only retort is that you are a racist (or sexist, etc), then the opponent has lost the argument. If that is the case, then Trump hit one out of the park. I was very impressed tonight. I did not expect that.
  • New AP European History framework ignores religion, snubs Churchill, whitewashes communism: REPORT

    07/15/2016 10:57:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    The College Fix ^ | June 29, 2016 | Kate Hardiman, University of Notre Dame
    The new Advanced Placement European History framework has received a makeover that eliminates religion’s influence on the development of Western Civilization, ignores Winston Churchill, whitewashes the evils of communism, and lauds the welfare state, according to David Randall with the right-of-center National Association of Scholars. […] Virtually all mention of religion in the 19th century is removed, and several key figures such as Christopher Columbus and Winston Churchill are not mentioned in the College Board’s framework, Randall said. […] The College Board’s new AP European History examination, which debuted last year, “turns Europe’s history into a foreshortened, neo-Marxist, generic narrative...
  • Yale Employee Smashes Historic Stained Glass Window Because ‘It’s 2016’

    07/14/2016 11:28:17 AM PDT · by massmike · 119 replies ^ | 07/14/2016 | Blake Neff
    A Yale University employee is out of a job, and the school is out a window, after he used a broomstick to smash a stained-glass window he complained was racist. Until recently, Thomas Menafee worked as a dishwasher for Yale. But he says he grew enraged that, while working at Yale’s Calhoun College, he had to see a stained glass window which shows black laborers harvesting cotton. The window, he said, was an offensive portrayal of slavery, and so on June 13 he impulsively decided to eliminate it by force. “I took a broomstick, and it was kind of high,...
  • 'If Germany could vote, Hillary would win hands down'

    07/14/2016 11:01:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 100 replies ^ | 14 Jul 2016 17:34 GMT+02:00 | Dr. Harry Friebel, professor of sociology at Hamburg University
    Germans think Trump would be a disaster for the USA and the rest of the world, argues Hamburg professor Dr. Harry Friebel in an opinion piece for The Local. […]If Germany could vote, the outcome would be clear: Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton would win hands down against the Republican’s combustible and unpredictable Donald Trump. Different surveys on the preferences of Germans for the 45th president of the US come to similar conclusions: The magazine Stern reported on the results of its own survey “Germany Chooses” that 80 percent of Germans would vote for Clinton and 20 percent for Trump. […]...