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  • A lesson in Newspeak

    02/01/2015 7:39:57 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 31 replies
    New Criterion ^ | January 2015 | Daniel Hannan
    My twelve-year-old recently finished George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. When I asked her whether she had taken any lessons from the book, she airily replied, “The individual is powerless, so there’s really no point in trying.” Alarmed, I tried to explain that the world was an altogether cheerier place than Orwell, writing in 1948, could have imagined. Unrepentant socialist as he was, he never overcame his belief that the free market was doomed. He would have been stunned by the way that seventy years of exchange and specialization have served not only to make us wealthier, but to make us more...
  • Google removes press links after EU ruling

    07/04/2014 6:07:28 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 07/04/2014 @ 09:26 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Google has removed over 70,000 Internet links, amid accusations it is trying to promote critical reactions to a EU court ruling by targeting major media outlets. The US firm on Thursday (3 July) said it was getting around 1,000 “right to be forgotten” requests a day. The EU court in Luxembourg in May ruled the search giant should delete links on searches done on the basis of a person’s name if found “inadequate, irrelevant or no longer relevant.” …
  • AIDS Expert Fired for Testifying Gay Sex Is Harmful to Public Health

    05/22/2014 6:22:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 25 replies
    charismanews.com ^ | 05/22/2014 | JENNIFER LECLAIRE
    He's a pioneer in the realm of clinical infectious diseases in the Caribbean. And now he's under fire for testifying that homosexual intercourse is dangerous to those who practice it—and to public health in general. Professor Brendan Bain, a practicing Christian who serves to treat AIDS patients, was the director of the regional coordinating unit of the Caribbean HIV/AIDS Regional Training Network (CHART) at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica, until his anti-gay sex comments caught up with him. Bain was fired in the wake of fallout related to his testimony on behalf of a group of churches...
  • Check your bigotry

    05/17/2014 11:53:45 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 12 replies
    National Post ^ | May 17, 2014 | Rex Murphy
    It was called by some the ouroboros — a serpent that swallows its own tail. For some it was an early emblem of utter futility. And I think about it when I hear some of the strange, absurd and utterly self-contradictory reports from North American campuses, particularly those that come filed under the “anti-racism” banner. For if there is one movement, that by its humourlessness, its obsessive mania and its blindness to its failings, chokes on its own goals, it is the so-called anti-racism movement. And you will find its most feverish exemplars in the very citadels of reason, the...
  • What Did This 13-Year Old Boy Draw That Caused His School to Suspend Him and Call Police?

    05/17/2014 8:07:11 AM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 47 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-18-2014 | Gina Cassini
    by Gina Cassini | Top Right NewsDo you remember playing “hangman” as a child? Me too. But apparently no one among the staff of Beaverton Junior High School in Oreon ever has. Or they are so hysterical as a result of politically correct indoctrination that they have lost their collective minds: The school suspended a 13-year-old student and turned him over to police because of a “doodle” he drew showing a person being hanged, as part of the game 'Hangman', his father claims in court.
  • New requirements for school food start in fall

    05/15/2014 12:00:06 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Cassville-Democrat (MO) ^ | May 14, 2014 | By Kayla Monahan
    New school food requirements are going into effect next year, attempting to make school meals healthier. The changes will affect four major areas. First, The Smart Snacks program requires that all sides must be served with something healthy. Second, the school will be required to meet the first target of reducing sodium. Third, all whole foods served must be whole-grain. This year, the requirements are half-and-half. Finally, breakfast must include fruit. This year, students are allowed to choose to refuse two items at lunch if they do not want it, and one at breakfast. New requirements say that they have...
  • Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Extension 'Is Not An Extension'

    03/26/2014 3:21:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 41 replies
    Kathleen Sebelius: Obamacare Extension 'Is Not An Extension' by Wynton Hall 26 Mar 2014, 1:38 PM PDT Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Wednesday that the Obama administration's decision to extend the Obamacare open enrollment period is not, in fact, an extension. "This is not an extension of open enrollment," Sebelius told Michigan Fox 2. "It is just saying, like you do on election day, if you're in line to vote, we want to make sure you vote." However, unlike election day, the Washington Post says the Obama administration will give people several weeks – until mid-April...
  • Obama’s Newspeak [VDH]

    02/13/2014 11:43:31 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The meaning of words, and history itself, are malleable when it comes to our president and his record. The nightmare societies portrayed in the George Orwell novels 1984 and Animal Farm gave us the word “Orwellian.” That adjective reflects a vast government’s efforts not just to deceive and control the people, but also to do so by reinventing the meaning of ordinary words while rewriting the past itself. America, of all places, is becoming Orwellian. The president repeatedly reminds the American people that under his leadership, the U.S. has produced a record level of new oil and natural gas. But...
  • Newspeak for a new millenium

    10/03/2013 6:38:17 PM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/3/2013 | Adam Bates
    Wednesday’s oversight hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee vindicated civil libertarians skeptical of the surveillance state, but it also deserves to be remembered for the Obama Administration’s introduction of a concept so absurd and Orwellian that we can only conclude that the national security apparatus has jumped the shark.First, the vindication. Gen. Keith Alexander, Director of the National Security Agency, finally admitted what astute observers of the American counter-terrorism apparatus have been arguing for months: the claim made by the Obama Administration that the NSA’s domestic spying program foiled dozens of terrorist plots was egregiously untrue. Under pressure from Sen....
  • So Long Cursive Writing? A Critical Part of America’s Education

    09/23/2013 1:07:21 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 73 replies
    Clash Daily ^ | September 23, 2013 | R.G. Yoho
    When it comes to the matter of educating children, the state of Ohio and the federal government are run by a host of blithering idiots. It was over a year ago that I learned the state of Ohio will no longer be teaching cursive writing in their classrooms. Upon first learning of the announcement, I foolishly believed that the state’s educators might eventually return to their collective senses and re-institute the teaching of this critical skill.
  • Wife of Ft. Hood victim: Obama ignores our plight, never called us

    10/02/2012 11:00:31 AM PDT · by tapatio · 17 replies
    On November 5, 2009, Staff Sgt. Shawn Manning was shot six times by Maj. Nidal Hasan while he was serving on-duty at Ft. Hood in Temple, Texas, in what became known as the Ft. Hood Massacre. Today, Sgt. Manning's wife is fighting for official military recognition for the victims of the attack, saying President Obama has ignored them and refused to acknowledge their sacrifice.
  • Former Counterterrorism Head: FBI Never Called Ft. Hood 'Workplace Violence'

    05/20/2013 1:19:02 PM PDT · by paltz · 13 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 5/20/12 | Kerrry Picket
    Michael Steinbach, former head of the FBI’s counterterrorism division and now special agent in charge of Miami, told over 30 congressional staffers in March of 2012 that, contrary to the White House's classification, the bureau does not refer to the Fort Hood shooting as "workplace violence." As head of the FBI counterterrorism division, Steinbach oversaw the investigation into the mass murder at Texas Army base. Steinbach made this claim during an unclassified counterterrorism briefing on Capitol Hill.
  • Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’

    05/17/2013 7:16:37 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 26 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 5-16-2013 | Caroline B. Glick - OP/ED
    May 16, 2013 Column One: Obama and the ‘official truth’ Caroline B. Glick Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has been sitting in a US federal prison in Texas since his photographed midnight arrest by half a dozen deputy sheriffs at his home in California for violating the terms of his parole. As many reporters have noted, the parole violation in question would not generally lead to anything more than a court hearing. But in Nakoula’s case, it led to a year in a federal penitentiary. Because he wasn’t really arrested for violating the terms of his parole. Nakoula was arrested for producing...
  • White House petition calls for merger of United States, Australia, to form 'Ameristralia'

    05/12/2013 3:32:14 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 53 replies
    Newsvine.com ^ | May 11, 2013 | danj loromaes
    AUSTRALIA and the US will merge to form one super nation called Ameristralia. Sound like a gag? Maybe not. A petition has been created on the official White House website calling for the Obama Administration to join "America and Australia to form Ameristralia". The "We the People" section on the whitehouse.gov website was launched in 2011 to allow the public, in accordance with the First Amendment of the US Constitution, to petition the US government on issues deemed important.
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Geraldo Demands To O’Reilly: No More Saying ‘Illegal Alien,’ Because It’s Like Saying ‘Negro’

    04/09/2013 6:46:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 156 replies
    MediaIte ^ | 04/09/2013 | by Andrew Kirell
    On his radio show last week, Geraldo Rivera applauded the Associated Press’ decision to drop the term “illegal immigrant” from its official style guidelines and then decreed that no one should use the phrase any longer, seeing as how he believes it is akin to saying “negro” to describe a black person. “You can never use the expression ‘illegal alien’ again,” the radio host said to his colleague Bill O’Reilly. “It is a pejorative. It’s like saying ‘negro’ or ‘homosexual.’ It is a loaded term that doesn’t accurately describe.” “Why don’t you just give me a list of things I...
  • None Dare Call It Islamism

    04/09/2013 8:42:50 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies
    Front Page ^ | 4/9/13 | Daniel Greenfield
    The Associated Press, after putting up a brief defense of the English language, ceded the term “gay marriage,” then “illegal immigrant” and finally “Islamist.” The left has a long history with political language and the media, so these latest triumphs were only a matter of time. “Don’t tell me words don’t matter,” Obama once said, while insisting that they meant the opposite of what we thought they meant. The left believes that words matter because they allow people to communicate the wrong sort of ideas. Change the words and you change the ideas.
  • Open-Borders Reporters Ban the Term -- ‘Illegal Immigrant’ (Prefers 'Undocumented Immigrant')

    04/03/2013 6:47:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/03/2013 | Michelle Malkin
    File this in the overflowing cabinet labeled, “No Wonder the Mainstream Media Is Dying.” On Tuesday, the Associated Press announced that it is banishing the phrase “illegal immigrant” from its famous stylebook. The world’s largest newsgathering outlet now advises reporters that “illegal” will “only refer to an action, not a person.” The AP directs writers not to use the terms “illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented” anymore, except “in direct quotations.” It won’t be long before illegal border crossers, illegal visa overstayers, illegal deportation evaders, document fraudsters, and illegal-alien traffickers are all referred to as “our fellow Americans.” Without...
  • Ministry of Truth: Associated Press Bans Use of Term ‘Illegal Immigrant’

    04/02/2013 4:14:42 PM PDT · by montag813 · 29 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 04-02-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona George Orwell, welcome to the immigration debate. The Associated Press, the largest news-gathering outlet in the world, will no longer permit the use of the term "illegal immigrant" by its writers.The news came in the form of a blog entry authored by Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll on Tuesday afternoon, explaining that the decision is part of the company's on-going attempt to rid their Stylebook of so-called "labels" - meaning terms which offend politically-correct left-wing activists. "The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term 'illegal immigrant' or the use of 'illegal' to...
  • Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention Board

    04/27/2012 4:39:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | April 26, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Radical Anti-Israel Advocate Appointed to Genocide Prevention BoardPosted By Arnold Ahlert On April 26, 2012 @ 12:48 am In FrontPage | 10 Comments Last August, president Obama created an Atrocities Prevention Board. “Preventing mass atrocities and genocide is a core national security interest and a core moral responsibility of the United States of America,” stated a presidential directive. He appointed Samantha Power, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights, as chair. Ms. Power won a Pulitzer Prize for her book, “A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide.” That’s the good news. The...
  • White House: Libya Fight Is Not War, It's 'Kinetic Military Action'

    03/23/2011 8:39:35 PM PDT · by kristinn · 74 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 | Byron York
    In the last few days, Obama administration officials have frequently faced the question: Is the fighting in Libya a war? From military officers to White House spokesmen up to the president himself, the answer is no. But that leaves the question: What is it? In a briefing on board Air Force One Wednesday, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes took a crack at an answer. "I think what we are doing is enforcing a resolution that has a very clear set of goals, which is protecting the Libyan people, averting a humanitarian crisis, and setting up a no-fly zone," Rhodes...
  • It’s Official: Obama Administration Promotes Islamist Regimes; Insists They are Moderate

    11/11/2011 8:43:42 AM PST · by opentalk · 13 replies
    Yid with Lid ^ | November 9, 2011 | Barry Rubin
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s speech justifying Obama Administration Middle East policy changes everything. True, it isn’t surprising. I’ve been writing for almost three years about how the current U.S. government thinks these things. Do not underestimate this speech’s importance. It isn’t a reluctant acceptance that Islamists might win elections and take over countries. It is an enthusiastic endorsement of that idea. But now there can be no doubt that Obama’s Middle East policy is engaged in what might be the biggest blunder in the history of U.S. foreign policy. Millions of people will bemoan it as delivering their countries...
  • White House Changed CIA Talking Points (The Truth Comes Out

    11/19/2012 9:08:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 97 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 19, 2012 | Bill Gertz
    “The intelligence community had it right, and they had it right early,” said chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.). The CIA “talking points” on Benghazi initially identified the attackers as al Qaeda or al Qaeda-linked terrorists but senior administration officials removed the reference, Rogers said on NBC’s Meet the Press.Meanwhile, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters traveling with the president on Saturday that the White House made only minor changes in the first comments by a White House official on the Benghazi security scandal.“We were provided with points...
  • Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America

    02/22/2008 4:55:38 PM PST · by K-oneTexas · 30 replies · 1,256+ views
    CI CENTRE ^ | various | CI CENTRE
    Muslim Brotherhood (Ikhwan) Infiltration and Influence in America  "Allah is our goal; the Messenger is our model; the Koran is our constitution; jihad is our means; and martyrdom in the way of Allah is our aspiration."  "It is the nature of Islam to dominate, not to be dominated, to impose its law on all nations and to extend its power to the entire planet." --Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood What the Muslim Brotherhood means for the US: Memo lays bare group's plans to destroy U.S. from within By Ron Dreher, Dallas Morning News   "Our strategy...
  • Language of politics: Jerry Brown, Barack Obama

    07/20/2012 2:21:49 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 1 replies
    How far would a politician get if he spoke plainly and you didn’t have to decipher or read between the lines to understand him? Yeah, not far. Here’s today’s example. ...
  • Obama: Not Raising Taxes is a Form of Government Spending

    02/14/2012 11:21:09 AM PST · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 21 replies
    CNS News ^ | February 13, 2012 | Fred Lucas
    Announcing his budget plans for fiscal year 2013 in an address at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va., President Barack Obama characterized the current income tax rates--signed into law by President Bush a decade ago--as a form of government spending. Essentially, the president said that the federal government "spends" when it does not raise taxes. “Right now, we’re scheduled to spend more than $1 trillion more on what was intended to be a temporary tax cut for the wealthiest two percent of Americans,” Obama said. “We’ve already spent about that much. Now we’re expected to spend another $1 trillion....
  • PC? Why Tim Wilson Should Question Gay Marriage Newspeak

    08/14/2011 6:17:30 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 6 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 15 August, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    There are many problems with parroting socialist-first studies, as Wilson does, especially from Scandinavia, where Orwellian speech codes prevent free-thinking academics from reaching the “wrong” conclusions. But I digress. You see, scientific truths always find ways of getting out, eventually, so one can detect a pattern. Take gay marriage and marriage-like unions and think about where children are more at risk. From The Ruth Institute: What types of unions have the highest rates of divorce? •Opposite sex married couples: men and women are so different, it is a wonder they ever stay married. •Male unions: men are naturally less committed,...
  • The IPA, Tim Wilson And Redefining Marriage – Oh My!

    08/04/2011 5:17:10 PM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 4 replies
    The Weekend Libertarian ^ | 5 August, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    The Australian-based Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), the “world’s oldest free market think tank” has come under criticism, for its activist-first positions on freedom. Over at Right Pulse...we read, “The IPA is pushing the homosexual marriage bandwagon, and a long wagon it has become: human rights lawyers, celebrities, publicity seekers, other rent-seekers, anyone with an anti-freedom axe to grind, etc…” It doesn’t make sense. Aren’t there enough fatherless and motherless families, without creating and/or blessing more? Right Pulse challenges, the IPA and its employee Tim Wilson’s pro-gay marriage thinking, as well. “Here in Australia, many faith based adoption agencies have...
  • Lib-Speak III – A Left-Icon For The Age Of Obama

    07/20/2011 6:39:10 PM PDT · by massmike · 2 replies
    grasstopsusa.com ^ | 07/20/2011 | Don Feder
    The left thrives on language-manipulation, what George Orwell called “Newspeak” in his novel “1984.” It’s not a tax hike; it’s revenue enhancement. It’s not racial spoils; it’s affirmative action. Instead of class warfare or punishing productivity; call it making the rich pay their fair share. It’s not anti-Americanism, it’s historical revisionism. Lib-speak is poison dipped in chocolate – toxins lethal to the economy, the culture and individual liberty. The idea is to hustle the unwary, to make them think they’re buying charity, equity, sweetness and light, when in reality the left is selling variants of a creed that’s failed miserably...
  • OBAMA'S 2012 GAME PLAN: How can the president rev up and mobilize his demoralized liberal base?

    07/03/2011 10:31:02 PM PDT · by no dems · 52 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 26, 2011 | Michael Tomasky
    It was a rare confessional moment for Barack Obama. At a Miami fundraiser in mid-June, the president acknowledged that it’s “not as cool” as it was in 2008 to support him. It isn’t just a matter of fewer hip posters and viral videos. It’s a matter of votes. Rekindling the enthusiasm of African-Americans, educated white liberals, Latinos, young people, and union members—the Democratic Party’s most loyal and progressive members—will be a huge challenge. After all, you can only elect the first African-American president once, and the past two and a half years have deeply disappointed many liberals. “I know a...
  • Newsweek’s Evan Thomas rips Obama speech: ‘He was being a God [expletive] Democrat!’

    07/03/2011 9:55:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    A Mark Halperin misstep this is not, but Newsweek magazine columnist Evan Thomas had some pretty strong words for President Barack Obama Friday. On “Inside Washington,” host Gordon Peterson asked his panel to suggest a way to overcome the current impasse and get Congress and the White House moving on a budget deal. Thomas offered up a solution, but also expressed his frustration with Obama. “Yeah, because it’s happened before – Obama has got to be President of the United States,” Thomas said. “He has to be two things. He has to make a public case of how bad is...
  • Barack Obama and the Newspeak Presidency

    04/14/2011 10:52:21 AM PDT · by rob88888 · 10 replies
    BC Magazine ^ | 04/14/2011 | RJ Elliott
    President Obama gave an important speech yesterday outlining his deficit-reduction plan. I won't comment here on the specifics of his proposals, partly because there weren't any specifics, but also because I want to focus on a single line in his speech. The president said: "My plan will require us to come together and make up the additional savings with more spending cuts and more spending reductions in the tax code." "Spending reductions in the tax code." It has sort of a nice ring to it, until you realize that what he really means is "higher taxes." So, the president wants...
  • Don’t put wire on your windows – it might hurt burglars!

    02/13/2011 5:12:15 PM PST · by icwhatudo · 56 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 13th February 2011
    Residents in Surrey and Kent villages have been ordered by police to remove wire mesh from their windows as burglars could be injured. Home owners in the villages of Tandridge and Tatsfield in Surrey and in Westerham, Brasted and Sundridge in Kent have said they are furious that they are being branded 'criminals' for protecting their property. Locals had reinforced their windows with wire mesh after a series of shed thefts but were told by community police officers that the wire was 'dangerous' and could lead to criminals claiming compensation if they 'hurt themselves'.
  • Obama’s Labor Dept. To Create Gov’t Sponsored ‘Labor News’ Agency?

    11/24/2010 7:41:42 AM PST · by shibumi · 8 replies
    Publius' Forum ^ | November 24, 2010 | Warner Todd Huston
    What is it called when a government creates a state-sponsored “news” agency, again? Ah yes, it’s called government propaganda. And that is what the Obama administration seems interested in creating if the words of Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis’s senior advisor Carl Fillichio can be believed. On Nov. 19 Fillichio attended the annual meeting of the International Labor Communications Association and in his address to the room he laid out a few “revolutionary” plans and policy ideas one of which was to create a new media agency that would act as a sort of ministry of Big Labor information all...
  • President Clinton on plans for mosque near Ground Zero

    09/20/2010 2:45:24 AM PDT · by shibumi · 12 replies
    YouTube ^ | 9/19/2010 | citizentube
    President Bill Clinton answers a question about plans to put a mosque near Ground Zero from Anthony in San Diego, in a special YouTube interview.
  • Orszag: Obama “not a socialist”

    09/12/2010 7:47:02 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Orszag: Obama “not a socialist” Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag told Fareed Zakaria on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” that President Barack Obama’s critics are wrong to say that he has a socialist economic philosophy. “President Obama is not a socialist,” Orszag said. The label reflects a “yearning for pragmatic solutions to the problems that we face. And socialist just -- I mean, again, it just does not fit.” Orszag said that given the actions that the Obama administration has taken to deal with the economic crisis, labeling Obama as a socialist is misguided. “One...
  • Reclaiming Language from the Left

    05/25/2010 2:19:33 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 19 replies · 487+ views
    Jewish World Review ^ | 5/25/'10 | Carolyn Glick
    Over the past generation, the Left has commandeered our language. It has inverted the terminology of human rights, freedom, morality, heroism, democracy and victimization. Its perversion of language has made it nearly impossible for members of democratic, human rights respecting, moral societies to describe the threats they face from their human rights destroying, genocidal, tyrannical enemies. Thanks to the efforts of the international Left, the latter are championed as the victims of those they seek to annihilate.
  • Welcome to the World of Newspeak

    05/13/2010 10:10:01 AM PDT · by tflabo · 11 replies · 476+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 5/13/10 from Oct, 2009 | Janet Levy
    Newspeak was created to institute thought control and thereby exert political control through restrictive changes to the language. The term is now commonly used to refer to attempts to obscure the truth, especially in political rhetoric which abounds with instances of it. For example, President Obama's administration has officially replaced "terrorism" with the phrase "man-caused disasters." Terrorist activity, such as suicide bombings perpetuated by Al Qaeda and other Islamic groups, is now benignly called "anti-Islamic acts." In abortion debates, the taking of a human life is reframed as a "woman's right to choose."
  • Why we can’t trust the media, AP: Mojave Memorial Cross was stolen for its value as scrap metal

    05/13/2010 5:34:56 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 12 replies · 867+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 13, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    How much stupid can you squeeze into one liberal’s head? Three weeks ago American veterans won their long hard court battle to save their memorial cross honoring American soldiers killed in World War I. The case went to the Supreme Court and was finally won by a slim 5 to 4 majority. Anthony Kennedy wrote: “Here one Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles, battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten.” This week we heard the...
  • The FCC's desire to reclaim spectrum criticized by Verizon

    04/13/2010 9:37:43 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 429+ views
    During the past several days, the Federal Communications Commission and Verizon Wireless' CEO Ivan Seidenberg have argued extensively over the agency's plan to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters. ... Seidenberg's views are not 100 percent clear to everybody, however, given the fact that the wireless carrier isn't involved in any way with any broadcaster. He also questioned why the FCC wanted to reclaim spectrum from broadcasters instead of cable companies.
  • Justice Department Accuses Republicans of Being Weak on Terrorism

    03/17/2010 5:57:11 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 27 replies · 538+ views
    Foxnews ^ | 3/17/2010 | Staff
    Justice Department officials are firing back at Republican critics who have accused them of being soft on terror, saying they are the ones putting American lives at risk. The comments are the first time that Justice Department officials have struck back publicly after being on the defensive for months. In a recent hearing on Capitol Hill and in separate interviews with Fox News, high-ranking Justice Department officials said new efforts by Republicans to ban or limit the use of civilian courts for terrorism suspects would damage the U.S. government's ability to obtain intelligence and thwart potential attacks.
  • The Evolution of Language in Diversity Management

    02/21/2010 5:47:16 AM PST · by flowerplough · 6 replies · 249+ views
    DiversityInc ^ | 19 Feb | Raymondo Arroyo
    ...Diversity is about understanding and leveraging the diverse triggers that motivate different groups to create increased value for employees and their companies. It is about understanding the intrinsic value that a diverse set of individuals bring to our organizations so everyone is included. This inclusive approach is best demonstrated by the richness and depth of employee-resource groups (ERGs) being leveraged across corporate America. If language is to catch up with today’s broader focus of diversity, we should use terms that are clear and precise. The term “traditionally underrepresented minority” (TUM) can be used when referring to African Americans, Latinos, Asian...
  • NY Times investigating plagiarism allegations

    02/16/2010 1:35:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 410+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AP
    NEW YORK – The New York Times is looking into the work of one its reporters following accusations that he plagiarized from The Wall Street Journal and other sources. The paper published an editor's note online Sunday and in papers Monday that said reporter Zachery Kouwe "appears to have improperly appropriated wording and passages published by other news organizations." The Times said Journal editors pointed out similarities between a Journal story from Feb. 5 and Times pieces later that day and on Feb. 6. The Times said a search found other similar examples taken from media outlets like Reuters and...
  • Old term - New term (Vanity)

    02/13/2010 7:06:32 AM PST · by Overtaxed Patriot · 30 replies · 367+ views
    Lets play a word game. What terms/words we used to use for something, and what word is used now. Examples: Old term - Layoffs New term - Outsourcing Old term - Homeowners Association President New term - Community Organizer Old term - Illegally qualified New term - President of the U.S.,
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2341083/posts And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2396058/posts Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Senate Health Care Bill Amdt Would Define Abortion as Preventative Care

    12/01/2009 8:28:30 AM PST · by julieee · 10 replies · 507+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | December 1, 2009 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- With polls showing as many as 63 percent of Americans oppose abortions and strong majorities against taxpayer funding of it, abortion advocates are desperate to mainstream abortion. One pro-abortion lawmaker has an amendment to the Senate health care bill to do just that. http://www.LifeNews.com/nat5716.html
  • Half-heartedness As A Geopolitical Strategy

    11/26/2009 12:05:43 PM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 1 replies · 217+ views
    My Favorite Blog ^ | 11/26/09 | Train of Thoughts
    How’s that for a headline? You’d think we’d know something about geopolitics, tossing around the twenty dollar word like that. But we don’t -- not too much, anyway. We do, however, know more than we’d like to about half-heartedness, as most probably do. And one doesn’t need any specialized education to know what sort of trouble half-heartedness gets everyone into. A little experience in the business of everyday life is sufficient to impart the lessons. We all know what half-heartedness is – we’ve seen it in ourselves and in those we’d relied upon for something at one time or another....
  • The six dialectical contradictions of Socialism in the USSR: In America Now...

    11/03/2009 4:52:16 AM PST · by Wpin · 5 replies · 529+ views
    There is full employment — yet no one is working. No one is working — yet the factory quotas are fulfilled. The factory quotas are fulfilled — yet the stores have nothing to sell. The stores have nothing to sell — yet people got all the stuff at home. People got all the stuff at home — yet everyone is complaining. Everyone is complaining — yet the voting is always unanimous. Economic justice: America is capitalist and greedy — yet half of the population is subsidized. Half of the population is subsidized — yet they think they are victims. They...
  • Progressives and their Orwellian Newspeak

    10/29/2009 8:54:22 PM PDT · by mainstreetradical.com · 9 replies · 740+ views
    MainStreetRadical.com ^ | Oct. 28, 2009 | James Devere
    Reminiscent of the authoritarian regime in George Orwell’s 1984, the Obama Administration introduced some “newspeak” terms into our political debate earlier this year. The “war on terror” became an “overseas contingency action” and “acts of terrorism” became “man caused disasters.” Seemingly innocuous changes in statements appeared to do no harm at the time. Now, however, when one looks at the execution of “overseas contingency actions,” the change in semantics reflects a change in urgency. We have seen Obama drag his feet in Afghanistan while our casualties mount. Rather than denounce “acts of terrorism,” we are striving to understand “entering a...
  • Orwell's 1984 is 25 Years Late, but It's Here

    08/15/2009 8:04:01 AM PDT · by nysuperdoodle · 7 replies · 936+ views
    Evil Conservative Radio ^ | 15 Aug 09 | EC
    Phil Elmore had a great opinion piece in WND today where he pointed out the similarities between George Orwell's 1984 and today. We don't just read about the tyrannical, controlling, manipulatively mendacious society Orwell portrayed in 1984- we get to live in it.