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  • The Real Reason the Democrats Want to Be Rid of Confederate Monuments

    08/25/2017 9:35:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 25, 2017 | Patricia McCarthy
    George Orwell’s dictum, "Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past," is often quoted, and for good reason. But it is usually quoted out of context. The passage begins: "And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed -- if all records told the same tale -- then the lie passed into history and became truth. " Then comes the aphorism, and Orwell continues: "And yet the past, though of its nature alterable, never had been altered. Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. All that was needed was...
  • Pelosi slanders conservative group Patriot Prayer, calls them White Supremecists

    08/16/2017 8:31:50 PM PDT · by SRBConservative · 26 replies
    KRON 4 News ^ | 8/15/17 | Emily Kirschenheuter
    Pelosi wants permit for white nationalist rally at Crissy Field to be reconsidered SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is asking the National Park Service to reconsidered allowing an alt-right white supremacist rally to happened at San Francisco’s Crissy Field. The National Park Service has already issued the permit for the event that’s scheduled on Aug. 26. “Patriot Prayer” is a two-day event that honors freedom, spirituality, unity, peace, and patriotism, according to the group’s website. However, there are concerns that this event will provoke a situation similar to what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend. Pelosi...
  • AP Stylebook Instructs Writers Not to Use Words Like 'Pro-Life,' 'Refugee' & 'Terrorist'

    07/21/2017 7:55:59 AM PDT · by johnk · 16 replies
    by Fox News Insider ^ | 7/11/2017 | by Fox News Insider
    The AP Stylebook, published by The Associated Press, is intended to provide universal guidelines for journalists when it comes to stylistic things like punctuation, capitalization and using certain words over others. The 2017 edition of the stylebook directs writers to avoid words like "pro-life," "migrant," "refugee," "Islamist" and "terrorist." Rachel Alexander, an opinion contributor for The Hill, said on "Fox & Friends" this morning that this is an attempt to promote language that liberals tend to favor. Judge Releases Man Accused of Trying to Steal NYPD Cop's Gun She explained that the guide instructs writers to use "anti-abortion" instead of...
  • Man charged after removing transgender woman's testicles

    05/19/2017 8:19:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 69 replies
    DENVER -- A man is facing felony assault charges after police say he used an Army surgical kit to remove the testicles of a transgender woman in her Denver apartment. KUSA-TV reports 57-year-old James Pennington, who is not a licensed medical professional in Colorado, is being held without bail after he told investigators Wednesday that he performed the procedure.
  • Norway parliament turns down third gender 'hen'

    02/28/2017 7:48:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 28 February 2017 20:13 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Norway’s parliament has rejected a proposal to bring in a third gender category with the gender-neutral personal pronoun “hen”. The proposal was part of a new action plan for lesbian, homosexual, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI), people put forward by Norway’s Labour Party. But the reform was rejected by the Conservative Party, the Progress Party, the Christian Democrats and the Center Party — which together represent a majority of seats in the Norwegian parliament, the Dagen newspaper reported on Tuesday. Jan Elisabeth Lindvik, leader of the Association for Transgender People, said it was only a matter of time before a...
  • UNFCCC COP 22 (UN "Clearly" Explains Purpose of Marrakech Climate Conference)

    11/12/2016 10:37:35 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 5 replies
    The Marrakech Climate Change Conference will convene from 7-18 November 2016, in Marrakech, Morocco. At this session the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the 12th Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP 12), and the 1st Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1) will take place. The 45th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI 45) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA 45), and the...
  • Feds to make a ruling over politicking on the Web

    09/14/2016 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    A political action committee is looking to figure out whether it can safely use the Internet to support national political candidates, or whether the Federal Election Commission might seize the opportunity to impose the kind of regulations Democrats have been striving to attain. The request for an advisory opinion, filed on behalf of Citizen Super PAC, asks the FEC whether it would be permissible to email supporters of a candidate's campaign, or whether that would cross a line prohibiting coordination with candidates.
  • Facebook, Twitter join coalition to improve online news (First Draft News, a GooGle backed op)

    09/13/2016 7:17:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/13/16 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Facebook, Twitter and news organizations including Agence France-Presse have joined a coalition of media and technology groups seeking to filter out online misinformation and improve news quality on social networks. First Draft News, which is backed by Google, announced Tuesday that some 20 news organizations will be part of its partner network to share information on best practices for journalism in the online age. Jenni Sargent, managing director of First Draft, said the partner network will help advance the organization's goal of improving news online and on social networks. ...
  • Facebook, Twitter Join Network to Tackle Fake News

    09/13/2016 4:35:58 PM PDT · by PROCON · 42 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep. 13, 2016 | Reuters
    The network of more than 30 news and technology companies also includes CNN and Buzzfeed. Facebook and Twitter have joined a network of over 30 news and technology companies to tackle fake news and improve the quality of information on social media, the group said on Tuesday. First Draft Coalition, formed in June 2015 with the backing of Alphabet’s Google GOOG -1.21% , said it would create a voluntary code of practice, promote news literacy among social media users, and launch a platform where members can verify questionable news stories. The platform will be launched by the end of October,...
  • Term 'Illegal Alien' to Remain at Library of Congress

    06/12/2016 11:56:40 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 10, 2016 | 4:24 PM EDT | Eric Scheiner
    The Library of Congress will continue using the term “illegal alien” following Friday’s passage of the annual legislative funding bill. The Library of Congress had proposed changing the term, saying the term “has become pejorative.” Republicans insisted that the library use terms that reflect federal law, and included language maintaining the federal terminology in the funding bill. …
  • UN Plots War on Free Speech to Stop "Extremism" Online [End of Free Speech as we Know It]

    05/27/2016 1:05:10 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | 5/14/2016 | Alex Newman
    The United Nations Security Council wants a global "framework" for censoring the Internet, as well as for using government propaganda to "counter" what its apparatchiks call "online propaganda," "hateful ideologies," and "digital terrorism." To that end, the UN Security Council this week ordered the UN "Counter-Terrorism Committee" — yes, that is a real bureaucracy — to draw up a plan by next year. From the Obama administration to the brutal Communist Chinese regime, everybody agreed that it was time for a UN-led crackdown on freedom of speech and thought online — all under the guise of fighting the transparently bogus...
  • “We Are On Correct Path Comrades” – take 3876

    05/26/2016 6:18:39 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-26-2016 | MOTUS
    The presumed Democrat nominee is clearly a serial liar. Does anyone - other than Trump - care? We know her only opponent was “sick and tired” of hearing about her “damn emails” months ago. Even though she obviously, purposefully and repeatedly broke many State Department rules regarding her email security and private server. And she repeatedly lied about it. So what? What difference at this point does it make?So I’m glad to see we’re all focusing instead on the really big issues like ensuring that possibly gender specific terms that may possibly offend someone be replaced with new, made-up, gender...
  • EU Leaders: ‘No Link’ Between New Year’s Eve Sex Attacks and Migrant Crisis

    02/01/2016 12:37:35 PM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Pamela Geller
    I half expect Angela Merkel to mutter, "Ive always depended on the kindness of migrants," echoing Blanche Du Bois as she descends into madness after reality blows her delusion and self-denial to smithereens. But that was fiction - this is fact. This policy of rewriting reality is a death sentence for the besieged Europeans and the whole of the continent. The thousands of attackers on New Year's Eve were Muslim migrants. No amount of denial, whitewash and outright lies is going to alter that fact or the catastrophic consequences of such denial. File this story alongside, "the Islamic State is...
  • Microaggression-reporting system against faculty would probably be biased against women

    01/12/2016 1:18:48 PM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 11, 2016 | College Fix Staff
    In the wave of protests that rocked college campuses this fall, one proffered demand was the creation of a system for students to report microaggressions committed by faculty and staff. Presumably, such reporting would be used in faculty evaluations for decisions such as granting tenure and promotions. If new research by University of California-Berkeley and Paris Institute of Political Studies scholars is accurate, such a reporting system would disproportionately harm female instructors. Inside Higher Ed reports that the research found "student evaluations of teaching" (SET) tend to be better at "gauging students' gender bias and grade expectations than they are...
  • Anti-Muslim is Anti -American

    11/23/2015 12:38:44 PM PST · by cblue55 · 61 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 23, 2015 | Charles M. Blow
    There seems to be no bottom to the cesspool of Islamophobic rhetoric coming from Republican candidates.
  • Our ‘Baghdad Bob’ president

    10/07/2015 10:24:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    WAPO ^ | Oct. 7, 2015 | Jennifer Rubin
    Mohammed Saeed al-Sahaf, better known as “Baghdad Bob,” was the unintentionally hilarious Iraqi information minister who, no matter what evidence to the contrary, emphatically predicted evisceration of U.S. forces during the Iraq war and denied any news suggesting otherwise. As NBC News recalled, “His last public appearance as information minister was on April 8, 2003, the day before the fall of Baghdad, when he said that the Americans ‘are going to surrender or be burned in their tanks. They will surrender, it is they who will surrender.’ ” Baghdad Bob now seems to be the model for the Obama White...
  • Stop Saying Same-Sex Marriage is the 'Law of the Land'

    09/14/2015 3:58:42 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 9/14/15 | Monte Kuligowski
    Recently, Donald Trump was asked if the Kentucky clerk of Rowan County, Kim Davis, should issue same-sex marriage licenses. The Donald responded, "It's the law of the land." The purpose of this piece is to assist the Republican candidates in seeing that there are better options than agreeing with the left on this sea change issue. Ever notice that radical leftists never say, "It's the law of the land" when speaking of a national law they fundamentally disagree with? Barack Obama and the Defense of Marriage Act is a glaring example. DOMA was the law of the land, but Mr....
  • Enter the ‘Smarmonym’

    09/13/2015 8:09:19 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 38 replies
    Atlantic ^ | Sep 11, 2015 | Megan Garber
    My friends, let us respectfully tell you how passive-aggressive language has become. They’re called “contronyms” or, less elegantly, “auto-antonyms.” They’re words that are their own antonyms—that mean one thing and a polar-opposite thing at the same time—and they include terms like “sanction” (which can mean both to “ratify” and to “penalize”) and “seed” (to plant seeds and/or remove them) and “cleave” (to cling to and/or to separate). But there’s a special strain of contronym—one whose terms get their divergent meanings not from some long-lost whim of Latin or German or Proto-Indo-European, but from something both enduring and contemporary: human awkwardness....
  • Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally

    09/09/2015 3:05:18 PM PDT · by Bratch · 43 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 9, 2015 | Palin Calls #BlackLivesMatter Protesters ‘Dogs’ at Anti-Iran Deal Rally
    Among the speakers at today’s anti-Iran nuclear deal rally in Washington, D.C., was Sarah Palin, who worked a vicious comment about the #BlackLivesMatter movement into her remarks before shifting gears to focus on the topic at hand. [...] “Oh, and you know, since our president won’t say it, since he still hasn’t called off the dogs, we’ll say,” Palin said. “Police officers and first responders all across this great land, we’ve got your back, we salute you! Thank you, police officers!”
  • Mayor Mitch Landrieu wants 50% local hires, 30% disadvantaged for New Orleans contracts by 2020

    09/03/2015 1:14:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 19 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/3/15 | Richard A. Webster, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced a new policy Thursday (Sept. 3) that would require city contractors to place a priority on employing local and disadvantaged workers. The goal of Hire NOLA is to have, by 2020, at least 50 percent of all work hours on city projects performed by local workers and 30 percent by local disadvantaged workers. "Since launching the Economic Opportunity Strategy, we have made our goal clear -- prepare and connect the people of New Orleans to jobs and our local businesses to strategic opportunities for growth," Landrieu said in a prepared statement. "There is no doubt the...