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  • Why People Love Trump: A Case Study of Milo Yiannopoulos

    06/24/2016 11:23:41 AM PDT · by Enchante · 19 replies
    Harvard Political Review ^ | June 18, 2016 | Akash Wasil
    The rise of Yiannopoulos can help to explain the rise of Donald Trump. Both have attracted followers that feel silenced, ignored, and invalidated by the left. Both will continue to receive sympathy and exposure if their opponents continue to aggressively and instinctually dismiss their views. And perhaps both can be defeated—or at least weakened—through respectful and empathic discourse. More broadly, the story of Yiannopoulos is useful to understand today’s political climate. There is an ever-growing number of Americans—liberals and conservatives—who feel like their voices are not being heard. Americans are increasingly identifying with their party, race, gender, or sexuality—and are...
  • Supreme Court Decision: Blocks Obama's Immigration Plan

    06/23/2016 7:41:15 AM PDT · by georgiegirl · 135 replies
    Fox Business | 6/23/16 | Fox Business
    Breaking news by Stu Varney. Supreme Court was tied 4 to 4, so the lower court decision stands against Obama's Immigration plan.
  • Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges

    06/23/2016 9:29:01 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 43 replies
    Baltimore Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Cleared of All Charges ^ | June 23, 2016 | JESS BIDGOOD and SHERYL GAY STOLBERG
    BALTIMORE — The Baltimore police officer who drove the van in which Freddie Gray sustained a fatal spinal injury was acquitted on Thursday of second-degree murder and six lesser charges, leaving prosecutors still without a conviction after three high-profile trials in a case that has shaken this city. In his ruling, Judge Barry G. Williams rejected the prosecution’s claim that the officer, Caesar R. Goodson Jr., had given Mr. Gray a “rough ride” in the van, intentionally putting him at risk for an injury by taking a wide turn while Mr. Gray was not secured with a seatbelt. “The court...
  • Freddie Gray Case: Baltimore Officer Not Guilty of Murder

    06/23/2016 7:54:02 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | June 23, 2016 | Staff
    The Baltimore police officer facing the most serious charges in the death of Freddie Gray was found not guilty of second-degree murder Thursday, WBAL reports. Officer Caesar Goodson was also charged with manslaughter, assault, reckless endangerment and misconduct in office after Gray's death.
  • Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty on All Counts in Corruption Trial [DemocRAT Congressman in Philly]

    06/21/2016 11:29:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 51 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 06/21/2016 | NBC Staff
    A jury has convicted veteran U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah in a racketeering case that largely centered on various efforts to repay an illegal $1 million campaign loan. Fattah was found guilty of all 22 counts against him, including racketeering, fraud and money laundering. His lawyers had argued that schemes were engineered without Fattah's knowledge by two political consultants who pleaded guilty in the case. Fattah's jovial and calm demeanor didn't change much as the verdict was read....
  • 56 Shot, 13 Killed During Father’s Day Weekend in Chicago

    06/20/2016 12:15:45 PM PDT · by PROCON · 48 replies
    breitbart ^ | June 20, 2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Another holiday brought another slaughter of innocents in heavily gun-controlled Chicago. Fifty-six people were shot during Father’s Day weekend, and 13 of those shooting victims died. This brings the number shot in Chicago to “about 1,800 people” year-t0-date, the Tribune reports.
  • Time to declare independence from liberalism

    06/20/2016 10:22:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/20/16 | Rolf Yungclas
    While the French were fighting for what turned out to be a false equality through government control, Americans were fighting to obtain and hold on to unrestricted opportunity and freedom from government control To today’s liberal leftists, equality means taking from those who have abundance and transferring it to those in lack. But it fails to factor in the economic consequences of this transfer of wealth. The abundance they are drawing from begins to shrink as economic development is stifled by government policies. Communism and socialism promise equality but bring equality of poverty except for a privileged government bureaucracy and...
  • Why They Hate Us

    06/19/2016 4:57:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    A stench of hatred was in the air, so palpable you could taste it. How anyone could feel such animosity toward people theyÂ’d never met, whoÂ’d done nothing but lead their lives in a way that harmed no one but did not conform to the world view of the man who wished to see them gone is something rational people cannot comprehend. More confusing still was how that man and his likeminded comrades, so full of contempt for their fellow man, had obtained positions of power and gotten their leader twice elected president of the United States. From President Obama...
  • "You are at war and your government cannot protect you"

    06/17/2016 9:01:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/17/16 | Billy Beck
    The First Rate website Sipsey Street Irregulars posted the following Facebook piece written by Billy Beck. The Coach’s Team brings his brief warning to our readers in its entirety. Billy Beck "You are at war, and your government cannot protect you. The enemy is far too committed and nimble for any of the government's force to turn quickly enough and face any given attack until it's upon you: right there in the same room with you. You must integrate the fact that if the enemy attacks, then *you* are at the front, and you must learn to act with every...
  • Is It Worth Reading a Newspaper Anymore?

    06/17/2016 4:47:13 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2016 | Thomas Lipscomb
    Almost exactly a century ago at the great naval battle at Jutland, David Beatty said "There seems to be something wrong with our bloody ships today" after two of his battleships exploded under German gunnery and incompetent seamanship by his sailors. Well, there seems to be something wrong with our bloody newspapers today as well. The New York Times runs an editorial on "The NRA's Complicity in Terrorism," but the Orlando mass murderer Omar Mateen isn't a member of the NRA. He is a member of the Democratic Party, who voted for Obama twice, and worked as a subcontract security...
  • Damning Dad: Father's Day Pledge is appalling

    06/15/2016 5:26:29 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 28 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 15, 2016 | Daniel Clark
    Damning Dad: Father’s Day Pledge is appalling by Daniel Clark Happy Father's Day, you sadistic, sociopathic brute! That's essentially how the holiday is being observed here in Pittsburgh, a city that is plunging into full-blown, banana-brained liberalism at warp speed. Since 2014, political and business leaders have been signing onto the "Father’s Day Pledge to End Gender Violence," along with popular local sports figures like Pirate manager Clint Hurdle, and longtime backup Steeler quarterback Charlie Batch. If you don't understand what "gender violence" means, that's understandable, because liberals are still in the process of making it up. If they really...
  • The Vendee Massacre: Europe's forgotten Shoah

    06/15/2016 4:51:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 36 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Mainestategop
    An awesome documentary on the Vendee uprising and the massacre of catholics in France in the French Revolution The Vendee is a taboo in France. It is nearly forgotten but thankfully isn't. In 1793, after the execution of Louis XVI, Catholic Farmers in the Vendee region of France revolted against the newly formed godless republic headed by Robbspierre. The response by the newly created republic was monstrous. Over Half a milllion people, men women children and elderly were put to death by the government for opposing it and for promoting Catholic faith. Very few acknowledged its existence, John Paul II...
  • More cultural crosswalks coming for Seattle pedestrians

    06/15/2016 7:26:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 27 replies
    mynorthwest.com ^ | June 13, 2016 | DYER OXLEY
    In March, the City of Seattle installed one crosswalk boasting Pan-African colors in the Central District. The city is now creating 10 more for pedestrians throughout the neighborhood.The first crosswalk was installed at 23rd Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Way. It is striped with black, green and red — the Pan-African colors. Throughout June, the Seattle Department of Transportation plans to install the new crosswalks, but will first remodel the already painted walkway from March. While the original design had colored lines similar to regular crosswalks, the new ones will have solid colors laterally crossing the street.The city...
  • New Republic: The Hypermasculine Violence of Omar Mateen and Brock Turner

    06/15/2016 5:09:47 AM PDT · by AC Beach Patrol · 26 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 06/14/2016 | Lisa Wade
    America woke up this weekend to the news of the deadliest civilian mass shooting in the nation’s history. The senseless tragedy will undoubtedly evoke anger, sadness and helplessness. In the meantime, many will forget to think and talk about Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s crime and his “summer vacation” jail sentence: three months for the vile sexual assault of an unconscious woman. As a sociologist, I was struck not by the abrupt shift to a new moral crisis, but by the continuity. Sociologists look for the bigger picture, and in my mind, Mateen’s crime didn’t displace Turner’s. Yet the media simply...
  • See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad

    06/14/2016 5:40:40 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 15 replies
    WND books.wnd.com ^ | May 24, 2016 | Phillip Haney, Art Moore
    See Something, Say Nothing A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Govt. Submission to Jihad One day after a prominent U.S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also within our borders? Is it “murderers without a coherent creed” or “nihilistic killers who want to tear things down,” as some described ISIS after 130 people were brutally slain and another 368 injured...
  • Trump's Latest Conspiracy Theory: Obama Somehow Involved in Orlando Massacre

    06/13/2016 9:13:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 90 replies
    Esquire ^ | June 13th, 2016 | By Michael Sebastian
    Donald Trump, the most prominent Republican right now, suggested on national TV on Monday that President Obama is possibly complicit in Sunday's horrific terror attack in Orlando. And maybe, Trump hinted, the president is even somehow involved. On Fox & Friends, the presumptive GOP presidential candidate said, "He doesn't get it or he gets it better than anybody understands—it's one or the other and either one is unacceptable." "Look," he continued, "we're led by a man that either is not tough, not smart, or he's got something else in mind. And the something else in mind—you know, people can't believe...
  • DHS ordered me to scrub records of Muslims with terror ties (oldie but goodie)

    06/13/2016 3:06:23 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2016 | Phil Haney
    After leaving my 15 year career at DHS, I can no longer be silent about the dangerous state of America’s counter-terror strategy, our leaders’ willingness to compromise the security of citizens for the ideological rigidity of political correctness—and, consequently, our vulnerability to devastating, mass-casualty attack.
  • Hamilton cast 'will not use prop guns in Tony Awards performance' in the wake of Orlando...

    06/12/2016 2:32:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 62 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | June 12, 2016 | CLAIRE RUTTER
    Tonight at the Tony Awards, the Hamilton cast will not be using their prop firearms when they take to the stage, according to a new report. The cast have consciously decided not to use the musket props during their highly-anticipated performance following the tragic mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning that left 50 people dead."Our thoughts are with the families and friends of those affected. The Tony Awards dedicate tonight's ceremony to them."
  • Florida Officials Invite Muslim Cleric To Address Media "To preempt A Possible Backlash (Shortened)

    06/12/2016 10:11:19 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 67 replies
    Jihadwatch.org ^ | June 12, 2016 | Robert Spencer
    And Imam Muhammad Musri of the Islamic Society of Central Florida warned against “sensationalizing” the story. Immediately the mainstream media and government and law enforcement officials have as their top priority of protecting Islam from criticism or scrutiny. Their kneejerk response to every jihad massacre is to regard Muslims as its victims, rather than scrutinize the motivating ideology of the killers. Instead of making sure no one thinks ill of Islam, they should be asking what it is about Islam that makes these jihad massacres keep happening.
  • Indecent Exposure: The ‘Gender Identity’ Agenda

    06/12/2016 5:47:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2016 | Matt Barber
    “War is Peace; Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength. This was the slogan of George Orwell’s fictional English Socialist Party (INGSOC) of Oceania, from his timeless dystopian novel “1984.” Orwell depicted a mind-control technique employed by INGSOC called “doublethink,” which “describes the act of simultaneously accepting two mutually contradictory beliefs as correct, often in distinct social contexts.” If the malleable masses could be made to believe self-contradictory, patently absurd and empirically impossible concepts as true, went Orwell’s thesis, they could then be made to believe, or do, anything. We have entered an age that George Orwell might never have imagined....
  • The Wheat And Tares: Major Study Reveals Liberalism Associated With Psychoticism

    06/10/2016 12:49:12 PM PDT · by amessenger4god · 10 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 6/10/2016 | Gary
    Unfortunately it took a scandalous retraction three years later to admit it as the study's authors originally reported that the results indicated that conservatives had psychotic personality traits and liberals had traits associated with high social desirability.  This much-touted research study in fact revealed just the opposite: The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 34–51. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was...
  • Epic Correction of the Decade [liberals, not conservatives, tend toward psychosis]

    06/10/2016 6:31:20 AM PDT · by pabianice · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 6/8/16 | Hayward
    Hoo-wee, the New York Times will really have to extend itself to top the boner and mother-of-all-corrections at the American Journal of Political Science... The authors regret that there is an error in the published version of “Correlation not Causation: The Relationship between Personality Traits and Political Ideologies” American Journal of Political Science 56 (1), 34–51. The interpretation of the coding of the political attitude items in the descriptive and preliminary analyses portion of the manuscript was exactly reversed... The erroneous results represented some of the larger correlations between personality and politics ever reported; they were reported and interpreted, repeatedly,...
  • Elizabeth Warren on Donald Trump: He's a "nasty, thin-skinned fraud"

    06/09/2016 6:08:26 PM PDT · by Enchante · 122 replies
    cbs ^ | June 9, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Speaking at a judicial conference in D.C. on Thursday night, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren unleashed one of her strongest attacks yet on presumptive GOP nominee and "wannabe tyrant" Donald Trump over his rhetoric on judges -- and his troubles over Trump University. "Donald Trump is a loud, nasty, thin-skinned fraud who has never risked anything for anyone and serves no one but himself," she told members of the American Constitution Society. "And that is just one of the many reasons why he will never be President of the United States."
  • Trump And Democratic Political Incorrectness

    06/08/2016 3:08:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Remember the time a presidential candidate suggested that Gandhi used to run “a gas station down in St. Louis.” No it wasn’t Trump. That was Hillary Clinton. Had Trump said it, we would still be hearing about it. But since Hillary Clinton was responsible for it, it went down the memory hole. Along with her more recent “Colored People Time” gag.
  • Fascism: A Leftist Ideology

    06/07/2016 9:21:24 AM PDT · by walford · 15 replies
    Facebook ^ | 06/05/2016 | walford
    The Left is fond of smearing those who do not share their value system as "fascist." The latest target is the current 'presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee. To the Left, "fascist" is a buzzword for an implied, undefined "evil." In fact, fascism is a definable political ideology that has an extensively documented history, in theory and practice. Fascism is a left-wing ideology; a bundling of trade-union syndicalism, futurism and statist collectivism. Fascists hold that private property can only be tolerated so long as it serves the public via its agent, the State. That most certainly is not a conservative principle, is...
  • A Harvard MBA Guy Is Out to Bring Down the Clintons

    06/07/2016 1:52:32 AM PDT · by Enchante · 42 replies
    Politics Breaking ^ | May 26, 2016 | Staff
    In a 9-page letter dated yesterday and posted to his blog, Ortel calls the Clintons’ charity the “largest unprosecuted charity fraud ever attempted,” adding for good measure that the Clinton Foundation is part of an “international charity fraud network whose entire cumulative scale (counting inflows and outflows) approaches and may even exceed $100 billion, measured from 1997 forward.” Ortel lists 40 potential areas of fraud or wrongdoing that he plans to expose over the coming days.
  • Bombshell book reveals how Hillary terrified White House staff

    06/05/2016 8:32:45 PM PDT · by Enchante · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | 06/05/2016 | Emily Smith
    Hillary Clinton has a “Jekyll and Hyde” personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts, an ex-Secret Service officer claims in a scathing new tell-all. Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too “erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent” to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six. The allegations from Byrne, a 29-year veteran of the military and federal law enforcement, threaten to derail her campaign days before she is expected to clinch...
  • How the West Got Healthy and Prosperous

    06/04/2016 7:20:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Conservatives care about logic. Liberals care about emotion. Conservatives care about whether a program works or not. Liberals care about how supporting a program makes them feel. Conservatives take the positions they do because they believe they’re best for society. Liberals take the positions they do because they make them feel and look compassionate or superior to hold those positions. Once you understand those basics, it’s very easy to see why both sides hold the positions they do on most issues and to comprehend why there’s so little middle ground. Once you get the mentalities, you can predict where each...
  • Black Liberal Democrat quits ACLU when HER daughters are traumatized by men in their lady’s room

    06/03/2016 8:54:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 31 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/3/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Playing the role of Judas Goat, leading people to be oppressed in the name of liberalism worked just fine for Maya Dillard Smith right up until it was her daughters who were asked to accept deep voiced men in their lady’s room. Backing every socially destructive scheme the ACLU could conjure up was a comfortable way of life for Smith, who was the interim director of a Georgia ACLU chapter. Making landlords rent to newly released vicious prison inmates, forcing employers to hire incompetent lazy and counter productive workers and forcing “Heather Has Two Mommies” type books onto 2nd grade...
  • The cash donations Hillary simply has no answer for (weapons deals with WMD?)

    05/31/2015 1:05:16 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Salon ^ | 5/31/15 | David Sirota
    Among all the rivers of money that have flowed to the Clinton family, one seems to raise the biggest national security questions of all: the stream of cash that came from 20 foreign governments who relied on weapons export approvals from Hillary Clinton’s State Department. Federal law designates the secretary of state as “responsible for the continuous supervision and general direction of sales” of arms, military hardware and services to foreign countries. In practice, that meant that Clinton was charged with rejecting or approving weapons deals — and when it came to Clinton Foundation donors, Hillary Clinton’s State Department did...
  • Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that ...

    05/30/2016 10:33:07 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Nikki Schwab
    Complete Headline: Nervous, Hillary? Clinton ditches New Jersey event to campaign in California amid fears that Bernie could embarrass her as he closes the gap to just two points Hillary Clinton is heading back to California earlier than expected, wanting to pull of a win over a surging Bernie Sanders Sanders is dedicating almost all of his time and energy to upset Clinton in the California primary, being held a week from Tuesday Today Hillary Clinton marched in a Memorial Day parade for her adopted hometown of Chappaqua, New York Today Hillary Clinton changed her schedule for the week, canceling...
  • Iowa Supreme Court Bans Life Imprisonment for Teen Killers [semi-satire]

    05/30/2016 12:37:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2016 | John Semmens
    In a 4-3 ruling, the Iowa Supreme Court banned lower courts from imposing life sentences for murders committed by teen-aged offenders. The ruling came in the case of Isaiah Richard Sweet, who was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for fatally shooting his grandparents. Justice Brent Appel wrote that "a life sentence for a crime such as this is disproportionate. The victims were old and fairly close to a natural death. For their grandson to be sentenced to a life term that could easily amount to multiple decades is a punishment that I believe the victims themselves would have...
  • Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

    05/28/2016 9:54:31 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | 05/27/2016 | Ace
    "Pocahantas." For a long time I've been busting on Marco Rubio people, and the class -- Upper Middle Class College-Educated -- so enthused about him.* I've said this before, but this class, in particular, is extremely bully-able. Their class itself is is the product of liberal social cues and mores. College being one of the main prerequisites of class entry (other prerequisites: That your parents are also college-educated), this class is particularly sensitive to threats to their social status by liberals.** Any class whose credentials are monitored by a progressive/archliberal dominant cadre is going to be easily whipsawed into conformity...
  • In testimony, former confidant links Fattah to crimes ['Rat corruption trial in Philly][

    05/26/2016 1:16:32 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | May 25, 2016 | Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
    For Fattah's failed bid in 2007 to become mayor of Philadelphia, Naylor said, he distributed $200,000 in cash on Election Day from a fund that now lies at the heart of the Justice Department's racketeering conspiracy case. Another top strategist on the campaign, Thomas Lindenfeld, already has testified that he took out a $1 million loan from then-Sallie Mae CEO Al Lord at Fattah's encouragement. Because the donation exceeded city campaign-contribution limits, the loan was made to Lindenfeld's Washington political consulting firm and did not appear on the congressman's campaign filings.
  • Georgetown University’s ugly past has caught up with its PC administrators

    05/25/2016 9:04:45 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 11 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/25/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The corruption of our great institutions has often been brought about by their location and nearness to the worst influences in our society. Georgetown University’s location in Washington DC, the heart of America’s political cesspool, raises an interesting question about which institution corrupted which. Did Washington corrupt the Jesuit school or was it the school and its disgusting history that helped corrupt the workings of our government? Recently uncovered historical records have revealed that during a financial crisis in its earliest days, Georgetown was forced to sell off one of the Jesuit Order’s most valuable assets to stay afloat. In...
  • LET'S SEE IF I GOT THIS RIGHT!!!

    05/23/2016 12:37:59 PM PDT · by dvan · 50 replies
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    IF YOU CROSS THE NORTH KOREAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET 12 YEARS HARD LABOR. IF YOU CROSS THE IRANIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU ARE DETAINED INDEFINITELY. IF YOU CROSS THE AFGHAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU GET SHOT. IF YOU CROSS THE SAUDI ARABIAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE JAILED. IF YOU CROSS THE CHINESE BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU MAY NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN. IF YOU CROSS THE VENEZUELAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE BRANDED A SPY AND YOUR FATE WILL BE SEALED. IF YOU CROSS THE CUBAN BORDER ILLEGALLY YOU WILL BE THROWN INTO POLITICAL PRISON TO ROT. IF YOU CROSS THE...
  • Portland (OR) school board votes to BAN books that question or deny climate change from classroom

    05/22/2016 4:25:13 PM PDT · by matt04 · 42 replies
    School officials in Portland, Oregon, have banned books questioning climate change from the classroom. The city's public school board voted last week that any material saying climate change doesn't exist or that humans are not at fault should be removed. The resolution also directs school staff to develop an implementation plan for 'curriculum and educational opportunities that address climate change and climate justice in all Portland Public Schools.' The measure was passed even though the Oregon Institute of Science and medicine is circulating a petition which states: 'there is no convincing scientific evidence that human release of carbon dioxide, methane,...
  • Even soldier working under terrorist threats can’t get gun carry permit in NJ

    05/21/2016 9:01:51 PM PDT · by Enchante · 37 replies
    New Jersey 101.5 ^ | May 20, 2016 | Toniann Antonelli
    In denying his application for a concealed-carry permit, Oceanport Police Chief Daniel W. Barcus said Russell was unable to demonstrate “justifiable need” because there had been no specific attacks or threats made directly on him. To legally carry concealed firearms in New Jersey, residents have to apply to their local police for a permit demonstrating such a need. But critics of the state’s strict gun laws say this results in very few people other than acting and retired law enforcement officials getting approval for such permits.
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Conflict analyst: EU would have ‘second most powerful military on Earth’

    05/21/2016 10:44:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EurActiv ^ | May 20, 2016 | Catalina Guerrero, euroefe.es | Translated by Samuel Morgan
    The EU would have “the second most powerful military” in the world if its members pooled its resources, insisted the co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflict and Humanitarian Action in an interview with EurActiv Spain. “If we added the capabilities we have in the EU together, we would automatically become the second most powerful military force on Earth and the reason we aren’t is because there is no political will. This is because each national government would rather be the head of a mouse rather than the tail of a lion,” said Jesús Núńez, a conflict analyst. …
  • Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?

    05/20/2016 5:51:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    Why do liberals hate science? The left has long claimed that it has something of a monopoly on scientific expertise. For instance, long before Al Gore started making millions by claiming that anyone who disagreed with his apocalyptic prophecies was "anti-science," there were the "scientific socialists." "Social engineer" is now rightly seen as a term of scorn and derision, but it was once a label that progressive eggheads eagerly accepted. Masking opinions in a white smock is a brilliant, albeit infuriating and shabby, rhetorical tactic. As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion,...
  • Follow the deterioration of our culture and educational system for the 63 Years from 1957-2020

    05/17/2016 9:00:11 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/17/16 | unknown author
    For those who continue to wonder how the most powerful, most productive, most envied and most successful nation in history can be one short step from the 3rd class status of a Marxist dictatorship. 1. Teaching Math in 1950s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit? 2. Teaching Math in 1960s A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit? 3. Teaching Math in 1970s A logger sells a truckload...
  • Memoir of a Defeated Politician

    05/14/2016 3:10:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 6, 2016 | Carla T. Main
    Mark Green, a longtime fixture on New York’s political scene, has written a tell-all memoir and political manifesto about his years as an advocate and perennial candidate. Green is at his best in Bright, Infinite Future when he tells advocacy stories, like helping to kick the mob out of the carting business in New York City. He is happy to share the credit and doesn’t get bogged down in denouncing enemies...
  • California ballot measure blamed for shoplifting jump

    05/14/2016 12:11:47 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 52 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 14, 2016 | AP
    Perry Lutz says his struggle to survive as a small businessman became a lot harder after California voters reduced theft penalties 1˝ years ago. About a half-dozen times this year, shoplifters have stolen expensive drones or another of the remote-controlled toys he sells (...). "It's just pretty much open season," Lutz said. "They'll pick the $800 unit and just grab it and run out the door." Anything below $950 keeps the crime a misdemeanor — and likely means the thieves face no pursuit and no punishment, say retailers and law enforcement officials.
  • User Named ‘Racist McShootFace’ Hijacks Zimmerman Gun Auction, Hikes Up Price to $65 Million

    05/13/2016 11:43:31 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 13 May 2016 | Ken Meyer
    George Zimmerman‘s gun sale attempt isn’t going very well. After having to move his online auction to a new site once already, the bidding on the weapon that killed Trayvon Martin seems to have been taken over by trolls determined to remind Zimmerman of his infamy. Despite his not-guilty verdict for the death of Martin four years ago, Zimmerman is a pariah to many for his apparent non-regret for the incident, and a myriad of controversial statements from him since then. Zimmerman posted the gun to be sold on United Gun Group, but the auction seems to have been taken...
  • Gun control legislation deliberately designed to facilitate murder

    05/13/2016 8:52:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/13/16 | Doug Book, Editor
    Advocates of overturning the right to keep and bear arms have spent years deliberately turning innocents into victims of slaughter, all for the purpose of eventually disarming the American people. “Do as I say, not as I do,” gun-control zealots were predictably out in force after the Sandy Hook killings. After all, in the perverted mind of confiscation advocates like Michael Bloomberg and Barack Obama, the murder of 20 kindergarten students represented a longed-awaited opportunity to embarrass the more weak-kneed defenders of the 2nd Amendment into relenting to a nationwide assault against the foremost liberty of the American people. In...
  • The University of Oregon employs thought police who hired themselves

    05/12/2016 8:54:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The University of Oregon is sorely in need of an enema. It has become filled with the worst kind of social excrement a university can accumulate. It has descended into a state of perpetual readiness to root out and destroy any vestige of speech and thought that might even slightly deviate from liberal orthodoxy. When any member of the school’s cozy little community alleges that she/he has been offended, the speech warriors of the U of O’s Bias Response Team (BRT) spring into action. No complaint is too petty for these civil servants that have invented their own lifetime jobs....
  • Eight "New Normal" Charts That Are Insanely Abnormal--and Dangerous

    05/07/2016 11:30:27 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 03 May 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Anyone questioning the sustainability and rightness of The New Normal is immediately attacked by the mainstream-media defenders of the crumbling status quo. Not only is everything that broke in 2008 fixed, everything's going great globally, and anyone who dares question this narrative in a tin-foil hat conspiracy nut or simply an annoyingly doom-and-gloomer who recalcitrantly refuses to accept the positive glories of official statistics: low unemployment, rising valuations of stock market Unicorns, etc. But the New Normal is anything but normal; all the readings of artificial life-support and manipulation are off the charts. If the New Normal were indeed a...
  • Malia Obama Goes to Harvard: Liberals' Kids Get the Golden Ticket While Yours Get Scraps

    05/06/2016 8:23:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05/05/2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Usually, the admission of another rich child of privilege to the selective liberal finishing school known as Harvard is a non-story. But in the case of Malia Obama, it provides yet another example of the cynical elitism of modern liberals. FULL STOP: This is where liberal liars will try to distract you from the glaring hypocrisy of the elite by accusing me of attacking the innocent child of Barack Obama. It’s unclear whether this reflexive misdirection is the result of them being too stupid to understand an argument or whether they are simply falling back on their default move, dishonesty,...
  • Trump 'open' to raising federal minimum wage in GOP agenda break

    05/05/2016 7:26:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 84 replies
    UPI ^ | 05/05/2016 | By Andrew V. Pestano
    WASHINGTON, May 5 (UPI) -- Soon after becoming the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump said he would be open to raising the federal minimum wage in a notable reversal of GOP policy. During a debate in November, Trump said he would oppose raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. "I hate to say it, but we have to leave it the way it is," Trump said at the time. Speaking to CNN on Wednesday, Trump was asked about Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders' desire to raise the federal minimum wage to $15. "You can't live...