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  • Are you even thinking about oppression while you eat that taco?

    11/21/2015 10:53:59 AM PST · by Twotone · 47 replies
    National Review ^ | Nov. 20, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to Social Justice Internet, it's totally fine to enjoy foods from other cultures - as long as you don't call the food "authentic," act like it's out of the ordinary, or forget to get upset about Islamophobia every time you eat hummus.
  • The “Oppressed” are Destroying America’s Universities

    11/16/2015 8:51:08 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/16/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    When I was brought up in America it was a nation very different from the one I live in today. I was taught that everyone should be treated with respect and that respect must be the foundation for all of my interactions. Living according to the Christian belief of doing no harm to others became a part of everyday life. Along with this was the knowledge that anything was possible; that the United States was the land of opportunity. “Rugged individualism” was not a mere slogan, it was the focus and basis for taking advantage of opportunities that lie ahead....
  • Das Tomb: Karl Marx's Resting Place Has an Entry Fee

    11/07/2015 7:05:02 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 10/26/15 | Joe Pinsker
    “Workers of all lands unite,” reads the marble engraving atop Karl Marx’s grave in London. But if said workers were to congregate at the tomb of their advocate, they’d have to part with some of their capital: It costs about $6 to enter the portion of Highgate Cemetery where he lies. Some modern-day admirers of Marx who want to abolish private property are understandably upset that it’s not free to get in. “There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists won’t sink if they think they can make money out of it,” whined one 24-year-old Marxist...
  • Cruz Shames Feinstein Over China's Human Rights Abuses

    11/05/2015 9:49:55 AM PST · by Isara · 15 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | November 5, 2015 | Robert Kraychik
    Senator Ted Cruz spoke out Wednesday against horrific forced abortions in China via its "totalitarian" one-child policy. In a speech on the Senate floor, he proposed "shaming" the one-party communist state by renaming the street on which the Chinese embassy is located after an imprisoned political dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. During his remarks, Cruz called out Senator Dianne Feinsteins's objection to the passage of a resolution towards this end.Cruz began with China's one-child policy and forced abortions. He recalled the story of Feng Jianmei, who was abducted from her apartment in June of 2012 after her husband...
  • Black Lives Matters Big Mistake (Rejecting DNC Endorsement)

    09/03/2015 6:41:26 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 09.02.15 | Barrett Holmes Pitner
    The movement rebuffed a statement of support from the Democrats. Yeah, the DNC is the man. But this was an olive branch. Take it. To the surprise of many within the Democratic establishment, the Black Lives Matter movement rebuffed the Democratic National Committees resolution in support of the movement via a terse message posted to the groups official Facebook page on Monday. A resolution signaling the Democratic National Committees endorsement that Black lives matter, in no way implies an endorsement of the DNC by the Black Lives Matter Network, nor was it done in consultation with us. We do...
  • Romans 13 (KJV)

    08/14/2015 3:23:04 PM PDT · by demshateGod · 21 replies
    Good evening and happy Friday. I was recently shown the difference between Romans 13 in the King James, and Romans 13 in the NIV. These differences are stark and their meanings are fundamentally different. I'll give you the verses and let you find the difference. [Rom 13:1-7 KJV] 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. 3 For rulers are not a...
  • The Oppression Narrative

    05/12/2015 9:41:45 AM PDT · by yuffy · 1 replies
    Politicalhat ^ | Posted on May 12, 2015 | The Political Hat
    We have previously mentioned the re-write of the AP guide for History. The new AP guide for teaching History is nothing less than (yet another) declaration of war against the very essence of America. Elizabeth Price Foley over at Instapundit has termed the MiniTru approved truth as the oppression narrative. An apt label for an education system that tears down American civilization as an evil and replaces it with a Howard Zinnified version of reality. As Foley notes: How about just teaching our children about the founding, the Constitution, and the major historical eras? It isnt a cultural anthropology or...
  • FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader ....

    03/01/2015 8:38:24 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 35 replies ^ | 2/28/15 | Pat Dollard
    FASCIST STATE: Facebook Shuts Down Page Of Black 6th Grader Who Made Viral Video Questioning Obamas Patriotism Excerpted from The Examiner: On Friday, C.J. Pearson, a 12-year-old conservative from Georgia who posted a viral video supporting Rudy Giuliani, discovered that his personal Facebook page was locked. In an exclusive interview with on Saturday, Pearson said he received a message from someone about 6 a.m. Friday. Thats when he learned his account and page had been locked for suspicious activity. He jumped through all of Facebooks hoops, but wasnt able to recover his account. So he created a new profile...
  • UNC's Official Newspaper: "Yoga is Oppressive"

    02/26/2015 1:49:09 PM PST · by rightistight · 38 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 2/26/15 | Aurelius
    The Daily Tar Heel, the University of North Carolina's official newspaper, has declared that "yoga is oppressive" to religious minorities in the United States. Nikhil Umesh, a senior environmental health science major from Greensboro and contributor to the Daily Tar Heel, wrote the article, titled, "Your yoga class is oppressive." "During my time at UNC, I have noticed that yoga is a popular pastime among white Chapel Hill residents and students," Umesh writes, immediately making race an issue in his article. "Yoga is historically and presently a spiritual and meditative practice, whose origins lay in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. Yet,"...
  • No, there shouldnt be a law

    02/01/2015 3:27:35 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 30, 2015 | Fingers Malloy
    I call them the Busybody Brigade (The BB for short). The Lefts army of activists who look for problems that dont actually exist, and solve them with restrictions that dont actually work. Their motto: There should be a law. They are meddlesome. They are relentless. And they are on a quest to influence almost every decision you make, from sunrise to sunset. Its all in an attempt to better the collective and control your life. Let them, help you. After all, it takes a village. The BB is alive and well in Seattle, where a new ordinance on the books...
  • Reformer? Late King Abdullah may have kept four daughters captive for talking about womens rights

    01/25/2015 6:08:12 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] / WashPost ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    ...Abdullah, like other Saudi royals, had numerous wives at least seven, and perhaps as many as 30. He had at least 15 daughters. Four of them, according to news reports, live under house arrest.... Fayez claims her daughters supposed incarceration, which has gone on for some 13 years, was both a mark of Abdullahs vindictive streak and intolerance of his daughters modern, independent upbringing. She says the four have been locked away for more than a decade, subject to abuse and deprivation. Last year, various news stations managed to reach Sahar, 42, and Jawaher, 38, who live in a...
  • Presidents Change in Cuban Policy Called First Step [satire]

    12/23/2014 8:28:15 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Dec 2014 | John Semmens
    Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) hailed President Obamas move to reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba as inspired leadership that has made me proud to be an American. For too long a succession of white presidents has oppressed this small, racially diverse island nation, Rangel contended. It took a Black man to right this wrong. Rangel said he hopes that diplomatic recognition is the just the first step. We need to make reparations for the 50 years of suffering the US Government has imposed on the Cuban people. The Congressman said he would support legislation aimed at providing food, housing, and other...
  • Jennifer Lawrence Is Now a Music Star, Too

    12/02/2014 4:11:27 AM PST · by Enterprise · 24 replies ^ | Dec 1, 2014 | Newser Editors, Newser Staff
    (Newser) Jennifer Lawrence may have an Oscar to her name, but she's also winning praise for her singing chops. In the latest Hunger Games movie, Lawrence sings a song called the Hanging Tree that is now No. 2 on the US iTunes chart and threatening to crack the top 40 of Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart. (We'll know Wednesday.) Overseas, the song is No. 12 in Australia and No. 14 in the UK, notes US Weekly.
  • Doug Ross Tax Audit Coming in 3-2-1...

    11/26/2014 9:56:06 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 7 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 26 November 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    Blogger Doug Ross -founder of BadBlueNews and a favorite of conservative hero Mark Levin- has gone from semi-famous in the conservative world to infamous amongst those in the ironically-named 'progressive' movement...and NOW even the White House, as he's proudly made Obama's enemies list, according to a message from a Holder Justice Dept. hack revealed in a recent Friday document dump. Seems Eric 'With' Holder was caught lying by CBS rouge-reporter Sheryl Attkinson, Doug Ross, and others when they discovered the AG was briefed on 'Fast n Furious' a full year before he had previously claimed... while the scheming White...
  • Planned Parenthood Supports President Obama's Executive Action on Immigration [truncated]

    11/22/2014 1:05:46 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 7 replies
    Targeted News Service ^ | November 21, 2014 | Cecile Richards
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 -- The Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued the following news release: Planned Parenthood Federation of America commends President Obama for taking long overdue executive action addressing key issues in our nation's broken immigration system, and calling on the administration and Congress to work to extend healthcare coverage to these individuals. Statement from Cecile Richards, president, Planned Parenthood Federation of America: "We commend President Obama for extending much needed and long overdue relief to millions of women and families currently living in fear of deportation due to our nation's broken immigration system. This is a bold...
  • Immigration and the Word of God. [vanity]

    11/21/2014 8:32:02 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 26 replies
    N/A | November 21, 2014 | huldah1776
    Question. I am doing a study on the return of the Messiah and His government. So far it's pretty exciting, but I am noticing a pattern. His government is based on truth, justice, and righteousness. One of His major pet peeves is oppression of the alien. Is America guilty of this? Has it always taken 10 years or more to become a citizen and/ or should this be changed? I don't know why it takes so long, believe there should be a vetting period, and know that all government programs are inefficient, so looking for secular and religious answers. The...
  • From Emmett Till to Michael Brown, a story as old as America itself

    08/31/2014 2:29:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Gov. Ted Strickland and Judith Browne Dianis
    Familiarity breeds contempt. For two weeks now, as weve watched the events in Ferguson, Missouri unfold, theres been a vulgar familiarity about them. The grieving family, the protesters, the police in gas masks and military garb: They all seemed locked into a story as old as America itself. It is the story of implicit bias, black pain, disenfranchised communities and systemic racism. Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer when he was stopped for walking in the middle of a street. Witnesses say Brown put his hands up and said Dont shoot to Officer Darren Wilson. The police,...
  • To the Students for Justice in Palestine, a Letter From an Angry Black Woman

    08/03/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jul 28, 2014 | Chloe Valdary
    The student organization Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is prominent on many college campuses, preaching a mantra of Freeing Palestine. It masquerades as though it were a civil rights group when it is not. Indeed, as an African-American, I am highly insulted that my peoples legacy is being pilfered for such a repugnant agenda. It is thus high time to expose its agenda and lay bare some of the fallacies they peddle. If you seek to promulgate the legacy of early Islamic colonialists who raped and pillaged the Middle East, subjugated the indigenous peoples living in the region,...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America?

    07/04/2014 10:48:40 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 20 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 2014 | Steve Baldwin, Exclusive to Western Center for Journalism
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups, gun control groups, anti-private property groups, abortion...
  • Rural White Communities Organise or Die! ( UK )

    07/01/2014 3:09:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    Western Spring ^ | June 27, 2014 | Max Musson
    Less than three weeks after the publicity surrounding Payhembury School in Devon, where the school staff have been pressured into bussing their pupils into a highly multiracial part of London on exchange trips designed to promote multiculturalism and multiracialism, another school has been singled out for attack by Ofsted inspectors because of alleged racist bullying, even though the pupils are all White. Payhembury School in Devon was criticised in its 2010 Ofsted report because all of the pupils attending the school are White and because the school is situated in an all White area. Payhembury School was graded merely, good,...
  • Vietnam Boats Ram China Boats 171 Times in 4 Days

    05/10/2014 7:18:27 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    Newser ^ | May 10, 2014 | John Johnson
    "China is in yet another territorial dispute with a neighbor, and this time things are already getting a little physical. After Beijing plunked down its first-ever deepwater drilling rig in disputed waters off Vietnam this week, the Vietnamese navy made clear its displeasure. China says Vietnam's vessels rammed its ships 171 times over the course of four days, reports the New York Times. The newspaper quotes a Vietnamese political analyst who sums things up thusly: Invasion is in their blood, and resistance is in our blood.
  • CARSON: When government looks more like foe than friend [The Continuing Education of Ben Carson, MD]

    04/23/2014 5:43:11 AM PDT · by sitetest · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2014 | Ben S. Carson
    <p>The Bundy case in Nevada provides many insights into the state of our nation with respect to the relationship between the people and the government.</p> <p>The Bundys appear to be honorable American citizens without adequate legal counsel to help resolve a federal land issue about which they disagree with the Bureau of Land Management. Without question, they violated some of the innumerable laws and regulations that continue to entangle every aspect of American life.</p>
  • Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

    04/16/2014 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | April 16, 2014 | CNN White House Producer Kevin Liptak
    (CNN) Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will head to a community college in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to make the announcement. The funding will come in two parts: $500 million toward a new job training competition that pairs community colleges with businesses, and $100 million for new apprenticeship programs to train workers. The White House says the new initiatives are meant to combat a...
  • In 1100 AD, The People knew that the death tax was oppressive

    02/06/2014 4:34:40 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 2 replies
    I want to introduce you to a magnificent document that far too few people have read. But before I introduce it to you, I need to remind you of something written in Federalist #84, that English history is American history. Hamilton specifically sites several(major) English documents that are important pre-cursors to the US Constitution. The earliest of said documents in that chain is the magnificent 1100 Charter of Liberties. Hamilton cites Magna Carta as the earliest, but the M.C. is really reliant upon the 1100 Charter as a precedent. In this Charter of Liberties, you will see, among other things,...
  • African Economic Outlook: South Africa

    12/06/2013 6:52:29 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ... The unemployment rate remained above 25% in the final months of 2012. South Africa continues to face the triple challenge of chronic high unemployment, poverty and inequality amid a slow and volatile domestic and global economic environment. The National Development Plan needs to be implemented to address structural bottlenecks to job creation....
  • Former Secret Service Agent Warns: President Obama Sees Government as a Shiny New Toy

    11/01/2013 6:38:08 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 25 replies ^ | October 31, 2013 | Erica Ritz
    Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino, who is running for Congress in Maryland, appeared on the Glenn Beck Program Thursday to discuss why he chose to run for elected office. Were at a very dangerous point, Glenn, Bongino began. Were in a lot of trouble. The president sees government and I think its because of his lack of experience, and maybe community organizing in the past as like this shiny new toy. And for all the disagreements I had with Clinton, Carter, and Bush, there were always limits. There was that line you just didnt cross we...
  • Exclusive: Secretary of State Kerry to sign Arms Trade Treaty

    09/24/2013 9:11:20 AM PDT · by xzins · 31 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Sep 24 | Paul Eckert, Louis Charbonneau and Arshad Mohammed
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will sign the Arms Trade Treaty regulating the international trade in conventional arms, The diplomats said Kerry would sign the treaty on Wednesday On April 2, the U.N. General Assembly adopted the treaty by a vote of 154 for, including the United States...The no votes were cast by Iran, North Korea and Syria,
  • The war on the right could come from GOP!

    09/17/2013 9:51:09 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18 replies ^ | Sept 17, 2013 | BY BRIAN BEUTLER
    First things first, lets stipulate that if theres a government shutdown at the end of the month and I continue to doubt there will be it will happen because House Speaker John Boehner chooses to precipitate one. He can always partner with Democrats to pass a temporary, uncontroversial government spending bill if he wants to, because almost all Democrats will vote for it, and there are still a few dozen Republicans in the House who are both sane and unintimidated by the threat of a primary challenge from the right. Whatever happens is his decision. The latest doomed-to-fail...
  • Riveting and Chilling: Victims of IRS Targeting Tell Their Stories on Capitol Hill

    06/04/2013 11:15:12 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 29 replies
    Town Hall ^ | June 4, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    Testifying on Capitol Hill Tuesday, witnesses from Tea Party, pro-life and patriotic educational groups from around the country testified about their experience of intimidation and targeting from the Internal Revenue Service. Witnesses described being sent hundreds of pages from the IRS asking invasive questions about members, books, contents of prayers and the names of anyone attending meetings, including children. "The IRS sought documentation of our meetings, rallies, events, or candidate forums. That included video and audio transcriptions, notes, copies of all handouts; the political party of speakers, and an issues list. The IRS sought identifying information on employees; data on...
  • Dem to IRS victims: Many of youbelieve you should be free from any scrutiny at all'

    06/04/2013 10:11:38 AM PDT · by The Old Hoosier · 32 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | 6/4/13 | David Freddoso
    ...Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., went on a bit of a rant earlier against the victims of IRS targeting who are testifying in todays hearing. He was not the only Democrat to defend the IRSs behavior....
  • Wake Up! Our Freedom Is in Jeopardy

    06/04/2013 10:29:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | June 4, 2013 | Rick Santorum
    This is a critical time in American history. I think we all know that something big is happening in America. The steady stream of news out of Washington the past couple weeks is just a fresh reminder of this. We are learning more about how far our Department of Justice went in digging through the phone records of members of the press. We are also learning about how our own government targeted conservative groups by delaying or denying their tax-exempt status. And we are all waiting for the other shoe to drop on Obamacare -- the rate increases, the religious...
  • Turkey protests: Unrest rages in Istanbul and Ankara

    06/01/2013 4:53:30 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/1/2013 | BBC
    Turkey has entered a second day of violent protests, with fresh clashes between police and demonstrators in Istanbul and the capital, Ankara. The unrest began as a sit-in over plans to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul's Taksim Square, but escalated after police used tear gas. Tear gas was again fired Saturday at protestors in Istanbul and Ankara. In a defiant speech, PM Tayyip Erdogan insisted that the park project would go ahead. He also said that police would remain in Taksim Square to preserve order. Correspondents say that what began as a local issue has spiralled into more widespead anger...
  • IRS misconduct prompted by tainted White House culture, Republicans say

    06/02/2013 2:00:58 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 2, 2013, 4:02 PM | Sasha Goldstein
    President Obamas administration, fronted by a paid liar of a spokesman, has created an anti-conservative atmosphere that led to IRS scrutiny of right-leaning organizations, top Republicans said Sunday. The culture of the president calling Tea Party groups terrorists and tea-baggers, and that entire culture has been cultivated by the president and his people, and everyone has been following, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said on Fox News Sunday.
  • JACKPOT BROTHER! Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS...

    06/02/2013 9:26:22 AM PDT · by blueyon · 30 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/01/13 | Jim Hoft
    "JACKPOT BROTHER! Obama Deputy Campaign Manager: I Attended White House Meetings With IRS Chief I Was In Them" Yesterday, Stephanie Cutter, Deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obamas 2012 reelection campaign, appeared on Jake Tappers show The Lead on CNN. During the segment Stephanie Cutter admitted she had attended meetings with then IRS Chief Douglas Shulman at the White House: A couple of facts here that I think are important for us to stick by, number one, the only reason we know about these visits is because the president makes everything public. Number two, what were really looking at...
  • Turkey protestors return to Ankara and Istanbul streets

    06/02/2013 10:02:58 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/2/2013 | BBC
    Hundreds of protestors have returned to the streets of Istanbul and Ankara after two days of unrest that have seen more than 1,700 arrests. Largely peaceful protesters waved flags in Istanbul's Taksim Square but there were reports that police had fired tear gas in Kizilay Square. PM Tayyip Erdogan said protestors were trying to undermine democracy. The protests began over redeveloping a park near Taksim Square but broadened into anti-government unrest...... Correspondents say many people are fed up with the government which they believe is becoming increasingly authoritarian and trying to take away some of their personal freedoms.
  • Larry Conners Files Discrimination Complaint [Paid Less For Being a White Male]

    05/31/2013 8:51:23 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    CBS St Louis ^ | 5/30/13
    Former KMOV television anchorman Larry Conners filed an age discrimination complaint with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Thursday. The two-page complaint which names KMOV, its owner BELO Corporation, as well as the General Manager and News Director claims Conners was paid less than former anchor Vickie Newton because he was a white male and she an African-American female. Conners alleges that he then filed a lawsuit over the pay discrepancy and was retaliated against by the company after the suit was settled through arbitration. He goes on to claim he was demoted from his 10 p.m....
  • 100,000 Christians die for faith every year: Vatican

    05/28/2013 11:24:52 AM PDT · by topher · 4 replies
    AFP via Breitbart ^ | 5/28/2013 4:01:39 PM | AFP
    A top Vatican official has said around 100,000 Christians are killed every year for reasons linked to their faith and pointed to the Middle East, Africa and Asia as the biggest problem areas. Monsignor Silvano Maria Tomasi was quoted by Vatican radio on Tuesday as saying that the figures were "shocking" and "incredible".
  • The Moon is Down? In the U.S.?

    05/23/2013 12:51:23 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | May 23, 2013 | Dan Miller
    John Steinbeck's 1942 novel The Moon is Down is about people of a small villageoccupied by Nazi forcessomewhere in Northern Europe. They become sullen and their obedience is bought at an increasingly high price. Free people cannot remain conquered.Re-reading The Moon is Downleft me with nagging questions about the extent to which the People of the United States remain free. Those questions did not arise when I first read it, many years ago. It now seems obvious that we are less free than we once were; yet perhaps (one can at least hope that) there are still enough to make...
  • Greg Lukianoff: Feds to Students: You Can't Say That

    05/17/2013 6:51:33 AM PDT · by 21stCenturion · 10 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 16 May, 2013 | Greg Lukianoff
    The new policy was announced in a joint letter from the Education Department and Justice Department to the University of Montana. *** After outlining the specifics of the case, the letter states that only a stunningly broad definition of sexual harassment"unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature"will now satisfy federal statutory requirements. This explicitly includes "verbal conduct," otherwise known as speech.
  • U.S. rule makes every student a sex harasser

    05/13/2013 5:37:35 PM PDT · by 21stCenturion · 27 replies ^ | 11 may, 2013 | joanne jacobs
    John asks Mary for a date. She says no. The request was unwelcome, so hes a sexual harasser. Professor Smith discusses the risk of HIV transmission through anal sex, making one of his 500 students uncomfortable. Hes a sexual harasser. Just about everyone on campus is guilty of sexual harassment under rules set out May 9 by the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, charges the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).
  • Governor Palin calls on the President to address the court martial of christian soldiers

    05/01/2013 11:09:14 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 92 replies
    Sarah's Facebook ^ | May 1st, 2013 | Sarah Palin
    President Barack Obama had better clear this up today, right now. Surely he is just allowing his handlers to throw up this kind of ridiculous, amoral, un-American trial balloon. I call on Obama to address this immediately with the American public, clear it up, and renounce these reports as the nonsense they surely in God's name must be. - Sarah PalinBreaking: Pentagon Confirms May Court Martial Soldiers Who Share Christian Faith
  • Imperial Rule

    04/21/2013 4:31:03 PM PDT · by LoneRangerMassachusetts · 12 replies
    Self | 4/21/2013 | Self
    On Friday, April 19, 2013, Metropolitan Boston was under pseudo martial law as law enforcement hunted the Boston Marathon bomber fugitive. Residents were notified to stay indoors until further notification. The map linked below shows the extent of the lockdown. Link text The target of the search area lay within the eastern portion of Watertown highlighted in red on the linked map. Throughout the day the active hunt was confined to an area in eastern Watertown of an area about a half mile diameter. Law enforcement had good reason to believe the fugitive was within the search area. In the...
  • More Firearms Advice from Vice-President Biden

    03/02/2013 12:01:32 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 March 2013 | John Semmens
    Continuing his campaign for more gun-control regulations, Vice-President Biden elaborated on the logic behind banning assault rifles and high-capacity magazines. Look, all a person needs for self-defense is a shotgun, Biden contended. Most people aren't going to be good enough shots to hit a target with a regular gun. With a shotgun you don't have to be an Annie Oakley. If you think someone is trying to break in, just fire the gun right through the door. That the idea of shooting someone sight unseen might not be a good one didn't seem to faze the VP. I think most...
  • Egypt: Hundreds of Police Stage Rare Protests

    02/12/2013 11:36:53 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    abc ^ | February 11, 2013 | SARAH EL DEEB and AMIR MAKAR
    Hundreds of low-ranking policemen in Egypt are holding protests to demand they not be used as a tool for political oppression in the country's ongoing turmoil. Dozens of policemen rallied Tuesday outside local security administration headquarters in at least 10 provinces. Some of them carried signs reading, "we are innocent of the blood of the martyrs."
  • Connecticut Tragedy Stirs New Debate Over Gun Control, Entertainment Culture

    12/17/2012 11:19:37 AM PST · by EagleUSA · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/17/2012 | Fox News
    While many questions remain about what motivated the killer in Friday's mass shooting in Connecticut, one thing is becoming increasingly clear -- the tragedy will re-ignite and further fuel a major debate over gun control legislation in Washington. President Obama, without endorsing any specific proposal, hinted at Sunday night's vigil that he would enter that debate with vigor. "We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end, and to end them, we must change," Obama said. He said "no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world ... but that can't be an excuse for inaction." The calls for...
  • Banks told by Fed to test for 12% unemployment

    11/15/2012 3:47:54 PM PST · by Obadiah · 30 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 11/15/2012 | Ronald D. Orol
    The Federal Reserve is asking 30 big banks to make sure their capital can withstand a deep recession in which the unemployment rate rises to 12%. The Fed, which first required big banks to conduct stress tests in 2009, laid out three scenarios lenders have to test against. The goal is to ensure that the firms have enough capital to continue operations during stressful economic times.
  • Why My Grandparents Yoinked Their Roots Out of European Soil and Hopped on a Boat

    10/31/2012 2:24:36 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 31, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    h/t Australian TEA Party
  • (Florida) Family Faces ($250 per day) Fines for Hosting Bible Study

    09/18/2012 5:34:05 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 71 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2012 | Todd Starnes
    A Florida family is facing fines for hosting a weekly Bible study in their home an act that city officials argue violates zoning codes. Shane and Marlen Roessiger, of Venice, Fla. are facing a $250 per day fine for hosting Friday night prayer and Bible study gatherings that are attended by as many as 10 people. It is difficult to understand how it is illegal to have a prayer meeting on Friday night with a half dozen people but it is alright if I invited the same group on Monday evening to watch Monday night Football, Roessiger said. The...
  • N. Korea: Death Camps Vs. Disney Characters

    08/01/2012 6:55:36 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    DailyNk ^ | 8/01/12 | Kim Tae Hong
    Death Camps Vs. Disney Characters By Kim Tae Hong [2012-08-01 15:44 ] In recent months, the world has watched North Korea adopt several reform measures under its new leader. However, it appears that policy regarding human rights problems in the country will remain unchanged. Earlier this year, former Washington Post correspondent Blane Harden released a book entitled Escape from Camp 14, which details the conditions inside one of North Koreas political prison camps. In the current issues of Foreign Policy, Harden again touches upon the issue of North Koreas camps, and his perception of Kim Jong Euns leadership. Kim Jong...
  • Censor on Rise, Report Reveals (Turkey, totalitarianism?)

    06/15/2012 2:45:46 PM PDT · by Milagros · 4 replies
    Forty-six books were banned, withdrawn from the market or saw their authors sued during the last year in Turkey, while dozens of writers and publishers were tried for their published works, a recent report by Turkeys Publishers Union has revealed. Judicial oppression is gradually increasing, and arrested writers and journalists whose trials are pending have been portrayed as terrorists by state officials, the report said. Probes against publications have been justified on the grounds that the works are defamatory, feature obscene content or illegal terrorist propaganda, humiliate religious values or attack personal rights. The report also lists cases opened...