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  • Colin Kaepernick protests anthem over treatment of minorities

    08/27/2016 9:51:36 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 45 replies
    ESPN ^ | 8/27/2016 | ESPN.com news services
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday because of his views on the country's treatment of racial minorities. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday's game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." The 49ers acknowledged in a statement...
  • The media make history

    08/27/2016 8:32:49 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/27/16 | Tyrrell
    This week I am going to do something unusual. I am going to enter into a conversation with another columnist. Doing so was not so unusual a few decades back. Bill Buckley and James Jackson Kilpatrick did it when provoked and it was always interesting. Yet today a columnist is a godlike figure. Today’s columnist communicates solely with Olympus, and the result is often a bit tedious. I propose to address the New York Post’s Michael Goodwin and congratulate him on noting that mainstream media (MSM) have passed yet another milepost in their decline. Michael wrote in his column this...
  • Clinton Global Initiative Moderator Describes Group’s Events As ‘Creepy,’ ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Gross’

    08/27/2016 7:03:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/26/2016 | Chuck Ross
    A liberal journalist who has moderated forums hosted by the Clinton Global Initiative offered a brutal takedown of the organization, describing it as “creepy,” “disgusting” and “gross.” Adam Davidson, who hosts a show for NPR and has written for New York Magazine, also said during an appearance on Slate’s “Political Gabfest” podcast this week, that the Bill and Hillary Clinton-controlled group’s events are “all about buying access.” [dcquiz] And later in the podcast, he said that the Clinton Foundation has made the Clintons “beholden to scumbags.” Davidson’s harsh critique comes as Hillary Clinton faces accusations that her family charities are...
  • Those KKK Republicans

    08/27/2016 6:10:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/27/2106 | Karin McQuillan
    Yes, both candidates make personal attacks on their rivals, but there is no parity in how the two parties stigmatize opponents. Democrat vitriol is liberally applied not just to Trump, but to all his supporters. Chatting with a California man who had biked across America, I remarked that it must have been interesting to talk with people across the country. His answer? "Are you crazy? I didn't talk to anyone. They're all rednecks." Character assassination is the liberal weapon of choice against ordinary people. Democrats bully everyone to obey their rules on what we may think and say and do....
  • The Washington Post Gushes In Love Over Obama First-Date Movie(Laugh or Puke)

    08/27/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/26/2016 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post is unsurprisingly in love with the new Obama-puffing film about Barack and Michelle’s first date. Movie critic Ann Hornaday won the prize for the biggest gush, comparing Obama to young Abe Lincoln: Like the warm summer day it chronicles, Southside With You possesses a mellow, languorous vibe, an infectious easygoing charm that insinuates itself gently, then seductively, as the couple at its center experiences the stirrings of what might be true love. That the two young people in question are named Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson almost feels like an afterthought in Richard Tanne’s modest but enormously...
  • The Fate Of Empires By Sir John Glubb. A MUST READ!

    08/26/2016 7:19:08 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 26 replies
    www.nairaland.com ^ | On Oct 27, 2013 | by MagicBishop
    A link to the essay by Sir John Glubb published in 1976 Comments from the poster (good summary of Glubb's essay by MagicBishop):The book basically is a comparative analysis of the rise and eventual decline of historical Empires, their average lifespan and the various epochs representing and coincidental to every stage of the Empire's existence from rise to fall. John Glubb was able to draw striking similarities of past World Powers such as the average lifespan (approximately 250 years or Ten generations; given that every generation last for 25 years).Glubb was also able to identify several epochs leading to the...
  • Have More Kids. It's Good For the Planet

    08/26/2016 9:20:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 26, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    The problem with environmentalists isn't merely that they have destructive ideas about the economy, but that so many of them embrace repulsive ideas about human beings. Take a recent NPR piece that asks, "Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?" If you want to learn about how environmentalism has already affected people in society, read about the couple pondering "the ethics of procreation" and its impact on the climate before starting a family, or the group of women in a prosperous New Hampshire town swapping stories about how the "the climate crisis is a reproductive crisis."...
  • Look For the Union Label

    08/26/2016 8:35:19 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 8 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 25, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Teachers' unions can now point to an academic study to defend themselves against the charge that they prevent the firing of bad teachers, but the study itself is more of a hypothetical defense against very real charges. Eunice S. Han of Wellesley College, Hillary Clinton's alma mater, finished a study on February 27, 2016 entitled "The Myth of Unions' Overprotection of Bad Teachers: Evidence from the District-Teacher Matched Panel Data on Teacher Turnover." Yet and still, she spends many pages using phrases such as "suppose," "assume," and "predict" and developing "models" in which she adds these suppositions, assumptions and predictions...
  • Maryland Gerrymandering Case Against Dems Moves Forwards

    08/26/2016 6:41:52 AM PDT · by Taipei · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 25, 2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Gerrymandering is something Democrats usually whine about. It’s easy for them to do with Republicans controlling an unprecedented amount of state legislatures and gubernatorial seats in modern history – these entities deciding how congressional districts are drawn after the U.S. census is completed every ten years. However, there are undoubtedly cases of gerrymandering taking place in Democrat-controlled states. Maryland is one such example and a law school student has taken their antics to court. Steve Shapiro, an American University student, has challenged the districts drawn by former Governor Martin O’Malley and the blue legislature on first amendment grounds. The case...
  • Milo On The Alt Right (BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room) Audio

    08/26/2016 4:36:30 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 83 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Milo Yiannopoulos joined BBC Radio 4's The Briefing Room to debate the alt right with Cathy Young.
  • Duterte challenged ... and answers

    08/26/2016 3:01:50 AM PDT · by knarf · 15 replies
    Channel 4 News ^ | unk ... but recent | Channel 4 News
    Duterte is challenged by an Australian reporter regarding the "death squads"
  • Hillary Clinton Calls 31 Million Breitbart Readers ‘Racist’ Klansmen

    08/25/2016 11:11:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8-25-2016 | Breitbart News
    Amid a deafening chorus calling for the closure of her corrupt foundation to stop bagging foreign cash for favors, embattled Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has decided to label 31 million people as racists, simply because they don’t agree with her: There's a reason the most hateful fringe of the right wing is supporting Donald Trump.https://t.co/AqB3DM2m0N— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 25, 2016 The Clinton campaign attack ad targeting Donald Trump portrays Breitbart News employees and readers as racists, white supremacists, and members of the Ku Klux Klan.The ad includes shots of men dressed in Ku Klux Klan robes followed by...
  • The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela

    08/25/2016 10:50:13 AM PDT · by fishtank · 13 replies
    Biblical Archeology ^ | 8-25-16 | Megan Sauter
    The Rock-Hewn Churches of Lalibela Ethiopian rock churches Megan Sauter • 08/25/2016 While many spectacular churches have been constructed in Ethiopia, perhaps the country’s most famous churches are the ones carved out of stone. Located 150 miles south of Aksum, Lalibela is the best example of Ethiopia’s hypogean (rock-hewn) architectural tradition. With 11 rock-hewn churches, Lalibela is understandably a place of pilgrimage for those in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. The site Lalibela was originally called Roha, but it eventually took the name of King Lalibela, who ruled around 1200 C.E. as part of the Zagwe dynasty. King Lalibela is traditionally...
  • The Case of the Missing Fulgurites (young earth)

    08/25/2016 8:24:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 23 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 8-25-16 | Brian Thomas
    The Case of the Missing Fulgurites by Brian Thomas, M.S. * Evidence for Creation Fulgurites are fossilized lightning strikes. The intense energy from a lightning strike essentially melts the ground. Lightning strikes can fuse rock, clay, or sand into fulgurites shaped like irregular hollow glass tubes. Physicist Don DeYoung wrote in 2013 in the Creation Research Society Quarterly that after 4.6 billion years, at the current lightning strike rate, every square meter of land should contain far more fossilized lightning strikes than it can even hold.1 New fulgurite research updates the numbers to bring this fulgurite problem into sharper focus....
  • Media Anti-Trump Frenzy Will Backfire

    08/25/2016 7:11:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 53 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | Karin McQuillan
    … the thoughts of a 22-year-old Trump supporter … a prosperous post-collegian in the San Francisco Bay area — someone who should be backing Bernie, or Hillary, or maybe Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson. But instead he’s backing Trump, and so is his Asian fiancée. And the reason he gives is political correctness. “For me personally, it's resistance against what San Francisco has been, and what I see the country becoming, in the form of ultra-PC culture. That’s where it's almost impossible to have polite or constructive political discussion. Disagreement gets you labeled fascist, racist, bigoted, etc. It can provoke a...
  • Media's mission: Coronate vilest candidate ever

    08/25/2016 6:30:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/25/2016 | Eric Rush
    Talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh made an important point on Monday when he stated that the establishment press (mainstream media) is almost singularly spearheading the presidential campaign of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The candidate is keeping a surprisingly low profile, leaving her surrogates in the press to focus on diminishing her opponent on a daily basis. Now, we realize that the press almost singularly spearheaded the presidential campaign of one Barack Hussein Obama in 2008, but in that case the candidate was spry enough to participate vigorously in his campaign, rather than being held together with duct tape and...
  • Leaflets Call For Brits To ‘Respect’ Muslims By Not Taking Their Dogs Out in Public

    08/25/2016 5:34:46 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 64 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | July 13, 2016 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Leaflets have reportedly been distributed in Manchester calling for a public ban on dogs, in order to keep the area pure for Muslims. But while some have claimed the leaflets are a hoax designed to stir up tensions, others are convinced the leaflets are being created by fundamentalist Muslims. Residents in Manchester have taken to social media to report that they have received leaflets through their letterboxes calling on them to “have respect for us and our children” by not taking dogs out in public. “This area is home to a large Muslim community,” the leaflet advises, before explaining that...
  • Afghani Asylum Seeker Arrested for Raping 4-Year-Old Boy In Bathroom Stall

    08/24/2016 3:37:01 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 44 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    The Holsteinischer Courier reports that a 4-year-old boy was raped by a 22-year-old Afghani asylum seeker in a bathroom at a migrant camp in the town of Boostedt, in the nothern German Schleswig-Holsten region. The is the latest in a what has become a long and unending pattern of migrants sexual assaulting women and children throughout Germany and Europe. The Afghani man didn’t even try to hide the abuse, as he put his and the boy’s shoes outside the bathroom door. When the father saw the two pairs of shoes he opened the door and found his son, with his...
  • Muslim Population in Latin America Grows 25% Amid Radicalization Concerns

    08/24/2016 3:13:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    National Security (Breitbart) ^ | August 24, 2016 | Edwin Mora
    Islam had an estimated 3 million adherents in Latin America and the Caribbean as of the end of last year, marking an increase of nearly 25 percent from the 2.3 million who were residing there in 2010, a Breitbart News analysis of U.S. Department of State (DoS) data shows. Among the Muslims in the region are people who emigrated from Muslim majority countries – including Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Egypt, and Pakistan – and locals who converted. Most of them are recent migrants and descendants of those who made the journey years and even generations ago, namely Palestinians, among others....
  • Scientists Proven Wrong? Great Barrier Reef Found Relatively Unaffected By Global Warming

    08/24/2016 10:03:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/24/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    Great Barrier Reef tourist operators found less than 5 percent of the natural wonder has died off from “bleaching,” despite claims from scientists that most of the reef had been killed off by the effects of global warming. “Scientists had written off that entire northern section as a complete white-out,’’ Chris Eade, owner of the diving boat Spirit Of Freedom, told The Courier-Mail in an interview. “We expected the worst,” Eade said. “But it is tremendous condition, most of it is pristine, the rest is in full recovery. It shows the resilience of the reef.” Eade said dire predictions about...
  • BREAKING: Leaked e-mails show George Soros paid $650K to influence bishops during Pope’s US visit

    08/24/2016 8:51:31 AM PDT · by amorphous · 62 replies
    LifeSiteNews.Com ^ | 24 August 2016 | John-Henry Westen
    August 23, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked emails through WikiLeaks reveal that billionaire globalist George Soros - one of Hilary Clinton's top donors - paid $650,000 to influence Pope Francis’ September 2015 visit to the USA with a view to "shift[ing] national paradigms and priorities in the run-up to the 2016 presidential campaign." The funds were allocated in April 2015 and the report on their effectiveness suggests that successful achievements included, “Buy-in of individual bishops to more publicly voice support of economic and racial justice messages in order to begin to create a critical mass of bishops who are aligned with...
  • Al Roker Uses Weather Report to Get on Climate Change Soapbox(Sky falling alert!!)

    08/24/2016 8:33:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/23/2016 | Kyle Drennen
    On Tuesday’s NBC Today, Al Roker used an 8 a.m. ET hour weather report to mount his climate change soapbox and issue a dire warning to viewers: “Well, it has been a really hot year and it just continues. 15 consecutive months of record warmth, global temperatures....But look what happens if we project out to 2050, look at how much further you start to see that deep red of 50-plus days above 100.” The weather map on screen displayed statistics from the climate change activist group Climate Central. Roker continued with the doomsday predictions: “And by 2100, New York City...
  • The cartoonification of Noah’s Ark

    08/24/2016 8:13:47 AM PDT · by fishtank · 91 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | Oct. 2016 | Phil Robinson
    The cartoonification of Noah’s Ark How such ‘delightful depictions’ downplay the Deluge—and Christianity by Phil Robinson A cartoon is a drawing in an unrealistic style, usually for satire, caricature or humour, and/or to appeal to children. ‘Cartoonification’ (aka ‘cartoonization’) is a recent colloquialism for the process of making something that’s real look ‘cartoonish’. I.e. drawing it in a (usually ridiculously) oversimplified, child-friendly or ‘delightful’ manner. Unfortunately, this has happened with Noah’s Ark, marker of one of the key events in biblical history. Most depictions of it have become thoroughly cartoonized! With the Bible so clear on the size, purpose and...
  • Live Stream:Donald Trump Rally from Austin, TX (8-23-16)

    08/23/2016 5:33:37 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/23/16
    Trump is about to speak in liberal Austin,.Texas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2e8273S03E        
  • Let's have a SCIENCE-based debate about LGBT issues

    08/23/2016 12:44:06 PM PDT · by fwdude · 10 replies
    MercatorNet ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Michael Cook
    A landmark report from the US questions cliched views of homosexuality and transgenderism If you all you know about gender and sexuality comes from reading headlines, it’s an open and shut case. “'Gay genes': science is on the right track, we're born this way. Let’s deal with it.” “Science Just Proved That Being Transgender Is Not a Phase”. “The DNA test 'that reveals if you're gay'” “Check the science: being trans is not a 'choice'”. “Transgender Identity Is Not a Mental Health Disorder, Study Finds.” “Born This Way? Scientists may have found a biological basis for homosexuality.” So the nature...
  • America finds its voice on gun safety(Barf X2)

    08/23/2016 9:40:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | mark and gabby
    Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we've founded a gun violence prevention organization, Americans for Responsible Solutions, and criss-crossed the nation, speaking out about the commonsense solutions, like closing loopholes in our criminal background check laws for gun sales, that have been proven to reduce gun violence and save lives. We've met with gun violence survivors, legislators and testified before Congress. We've heard from those on the front lines of our national gun violence crisis. We've worked with veterans, law enforcement, businessmen and women, members of the clergy, and domestic violence prevention leaders.
  • College Campus Lunacy

    08/23/2016 8:48:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 5 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Walter Williams
    As the fall semester begins, parents, students, taxpayers and donors should be made aware of official college practices that should disgust us all. Hampshire College will offer some of its students what the school euphemistically calls "identity-based housing." That's segregated housing for students who — because of their race, culture, gender or sexual orientation — have "historically experienced oppression." I'd bet the rent money that Hampshire College will not offer Jewish, Irish, Polish, Chinese or Catholic students segregated housing. Because there is no group of people who have not faced oppression, Hampshire College is guilty of religious and ethnic discrimination...
  • ‘It’s Time For Black People To Get Pi**ed Off About Being Taken For Granted’(Blk woodstock?)

    08/23/2016 7:33:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    v103.cbslocal.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Ryan Cameron
    T.I. will join fellow musicians John Legend, Common, Public Enemy, Carlos Santana and more at the Many Rivers To Cross Music Festival Oct. 1, 2 just outside of Atlanta – along with Oscar winner Jamie Foxx, fellow multi-hyphenate Chris Rock, recent BET Awards highlight Jesse Williams and “Empire’s” Jussie Smollett. “It’s also important for our listening audience right now to just realize that with this festival it’s time for black people to get pissed off about being taken for granted,” said Cameron. As the very public Donald Trump opponent, T.I., added: “Of course I want to do something that will...
  • The Never-Trump bozos

    08/23/2016 6:30:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    WND.COM ^ | 8/23/2016 | Burt Prelutsky
    For instance, just the other day 50 so-called Republicans claiming to be so-called national security experts signed a letter predicting that Trump would be the worst president in history when it comes to keeping America safe. Huh? Let me get this clear. We have a current president and a presidential wannabe who have been instrumental in rolling out the red carpet for Russia in the Middle East; given rise to ISIS, simultaneously making a mockery of the money and lives we had previously sacrificed in Iraq; handed over $1.9 billion to Iran ($400 million of it in the form of...
  • Time for blacks to grow up

    08/23/2016 6:20:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Mychal Massie
    The unpopular truth is that most blacks are not interested in achievement as such nor moral propriety. Most are motivated to make white people pay for some perceived injustice, past and/or present. Whites were not singularly responsible for the slave trade; Muslims played the greater role and continue to at this very time in history. Slavery was immoral but it wasn’t illegal, and America had the good sense and decency to abolish it. Jim Crow was a white Democrat construct of rabid segregation, but that hasn’t stopped blacks from supporting Democrats en masse for the over 50 years – but...
  • Iraq stops would-be child bomber for ISIS

    08/22/2016 8:39:00 PM PDT · by Mariner · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | By Lauren Said-Moorhouse
    (CNN)Dramatic video has emerged of Iraqi police stripping an explosive belt from a child suspected in a suicide bombing attempt for ISIS. The footage appears to show security personnel restrain a visibly upset boy while they carefully cut the belt from the youth's torso in Kirkuk. Once the belt has been removed, the boy is scooped up and taken away. Kurdistan 24, a broadcast news station based out of Irbil, Iraq, aired Sunday's capture. Authorities said they believe the 15-year-old came to Kirkuk a week ago from Mosul, ISIS' most significant stronghold outside Syria. "He was captured before he reached...
  • Green Party Nominee Wants To ‘Explore’ Disarming Police Officers [VIDEO](wackadoodle)

    08/22/2016 9:15:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Alex Pappas
    Stein spoke of the “need to actually hold police accountable so that we can address this scourge of racist violence.”
  • Cher Helps Hillary Clinton Raise $1.5M at Cape Cod Fundraiser(PUKE alert!)

    08/22/2016 8:56:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Pop icon and prolific tweeter Cher hosted a fundraiser for Hillary Clinton on Cape Cod Sunday that reportedly raised more than $1.5 million for the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign. Approximately 1,000 people attended the “summer celebration” event at the Pilgrim Monument & Museum in Provincetown, including the 70-year-old “Believe” singer, who did not perform, according to the Cape Cod Times. In her signature emoji-heavy tweeting style, the singer praised Clinton’s speech at the event in two posts late Sunday night and early Monday morning. BOY AM I OUT OF LOOP😱HILL GAVE"GREAT SPEECH" 2🌞‼ ️GREAT 2B W/HER👏🏻 Said It B4… Don't...
  • Harambe the gorilla: Cincinnati Zoo 'not amused' by memes

    08/22/2016 8:25:22 AM PDT · by fishtank · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | 8-22-16 | BBC
    A zoo in Cincinnati, Ohio, says it is "not amused" by the numerous memes and petitions created after one of its gorillas was shot dead. Staff killed Harambe in May after he grabbed a three-year-old boy who got into his enclosure. Since then he has become a favourite subject of jokers, satirists and campaigners.
  • Obama snubs Hillary fundraisers on Martha’s Vineyard

    08/22/2016 8:05:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    In a dramatic snub, President and Mrs. Obama stayed away from multiple Hillary Clinton fundraisers yesterday on 87.5 sq. mile Martha’s Vineyard, where they were wrapping up their family vacation. A lot of people noticed, including the UK Daily Mail’s Alana Goodman. President Obama was a no-show at a flurry of fundraisers hosted by Hillary Clinton just a few miles from where he was staying at a beachfront vacation rental in Martha's Vineyard over the weekend. Clinton arrived at Martha's Vineyard with her husband, Bill, over the weekend – purportedly to celebrate Bill's 70th birthday, but also to attend a...
  • New Anti-Gun Movie Shows Women Refusing To Have Sex with Men Until They Give Up Their Firearms

    08/22/2016 7:56:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 120 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Matt Vespa
    If there's one thing that the men of Rockford Texas love as much as their women, it's their guns. But when a gun incident at a neighborhood school spurs one stay at home mom, Jenna (Andrea Anders), to rethink Rockford's obsessive gun culture, life in this idyllic town is turned upside-down. Much to the chagrin of her husband, (Matt Passmore), Jenna ignites a movement by recruiting the women to withhold sex from the men until every gun in Rockford is vanquished. A wild and hilarious showdown ensues between the sexes. As tensions and libidos rise, the men and women of...
  • A kids' summer camp ... to learn rabble-rousing

    08/22/2016 6:49:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/22/2016 | Barbara Simpson
    The Black Lives Matter group had a protest march in Oakland, Calif., July 21, and a number of the participants were little children. They’d been trained in social activism at something called the “Abundant Beginnings” summer camp. One of the youngest was a 3-year old little girl, Jonnie-mae Taylor of Berkeley, who led the chant: “What do you want?” The response was “Justice!” She asked, “When do you want it?” The response: “Now!” Mind you, she is 3 years old. This child was one of some 20 who attended that camp to be trained in “social responsibility and justice.” One...
  • Review: ‘Lo and Behold’, the Danger, and Potential, of the Digital Revolution

    08/21/2016 6:23:57 PM PDT · by oblomov · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | A.O. Scott
    “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World” is Werner Herzog’s documentary about the internet. For some readers, that sentence will be sufficient. One of our most intellectually ambitious filmmakers — a self­professed seeker of ecstatic truths, a tireless foot soldier of cinema — tackles what he calls “one of the greatest revolutions” humanity has experienced. The combination of Mr. Herzog’s doggedly curious sensibility and the mysteries of the digital universe seems both improbable and irresistible. In the course of a singularly peripatetic career, that curiosity has most often taken Mr. Herzog, who will turn 74 on Labor Day, into...
  • Libs Gone Insane: Obsessed with Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

    08/21/2016 8:36:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 8/19/2016 | Dan Gainor
    Editor’s Note: Normal people might find some of this offensive. (We hope.) A regular read of liberal websites calls to mind the famous Ian Drury and the Blockheads song, “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.” To quote the late punker, that’s “all my brain and body need.” Throw in politics and hating on conservatives and you have just defined every liberal website of any significance. Where would sites like HuffPo or, God help us, Cosmo, be without weird and freaky sex stories? Next, remember that liberals are even ahead of libertarians in the pro-drug movement. Whether it’s pot or...
  • College Displays ‘Privilege Board’ to Taunt White Males

    08/20/2016 7:07:43 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/19/16 | Tom Ciccotta
    A prominently displayed bulletin board at Appalachian State University has been taken over by campus collectivists in an effort to encourage certain students to “check their privilege” during their daily walk to class. The board is displayed in the Plemmons Student Union building, which ASU calls “the centerpiece of the Appalachian campus.” The board contains various different posters that condemn white, male, cisgender, heterosexual, Christian, and able-bodied persons who are unaware of their inherent societal privilege.
  • NFL Includes Gun Ownership Conduct in Players' Social Responsibility Training(WTH?)

    08/20/2016 8:20:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    bleacherreport.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Adam Wells
    The NFL has added gun ownership conduct and safety to its annual social responsibility training for players. Per espnW.com's Jane McManus, the NFL "pared down and changed" elements of the social responsibility training and added videos—including showing "a drunken driver swerving a car all over the road"—with players being "asked to discuss" afterward. The gun conduct portion came about following an offseason in which Denver Broncos cornerback Aqib Talib suffered a gunshot wound to the leg in June and former New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Will Smith was murdered in April. NFL vice president of social responsibility Anna Isaacson explained...
  • A Hillary Clinton Loss Would Hobble Gun Reform, Says Connecticut Senator

    08/20/2016 8:08:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 34 replies
    time.com ^ | 8/18/2016 | Philip Elliott
    Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy does not shy away from the fact that guns on are on the national ballot this November. “If Donald Trump wins, it will be a pretty dramatic setback,” says Murphy, who has emerged as the Democratic Party’s most vocal champion of new gun regulation. “Not just because how terrible he’ll be on the issue, but the fact that a presidential candidate who ran asking for a mandate on guns lost.” For Murphy, the fight is personal. He had just been elected to the Senate in 2012 when word arrived that there had been an incident at...
  • Mike Rowe: Celebrities Only Encourage Their Fans To Vote So Liberals Will Get Elected

    08/20/2016 6:04:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/19/2016 | Mike Rowe
    “Every four years, celebrities and movie stars look earnestly into the camera and tell the country to ‘get out and vote.’ They tell us it’s our ‘most important civic duty,’ and they speak as if the very act of casting a ballot is more important than the outcome of the election. This strikes me as somewhat hysterical. Does anyone actually believe that Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen DeGeneres, and Ed Norton would encourage the ‘masses’ to vote, if they believed the ‘masses’ would elect Donald Trump?”
  • Flight of Fancy: EPA Moves to Regulate Airlines’ Emissions

    08/20/2016 5:34:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/20/2016 | Colonel Chris J. Krisinger
    Just when U.S. airlines are experiencing an active summer travel season, with four percent more passengers expected than last summer’s banner year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) weighs in on the industry. Their recent verdict: “planet-warming pollution produced by airplanes endangers human health by contributing to climate change.” Such is the basis for their “endangerment finding” under the Clean Air Act, which now triggers the legal requirement to impose the first-ever government regulations of aircraft emissions and extend the EPA’s reach into yet another segment of the U.S. economy. The announced plan to reduce aircraft emissions takes place as President...
  • Trump: Clinton must apologize for 'death and destruction' she caused

    08/20/2016 1:21:38 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/16 | Jessie Hellmann
    Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton must apologize for the "death and destruction" she caused during her tenure as secretary of State. "Her tenure as secretary of State may be regarded as the most disastrous in U.S. history, but yet she is totally without remorse," Trump said Friday at a campaign rally at Dimondale, Mich. "Her failed decisions as secretary of State unleashed ISIS onto the world. But has she ever apologized for the death and destruction she has caused?" Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, called his Democratic rival "indifferent to the suffering she has caused." "She offers no apologies for...
  • Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change?

    08/19/2016 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 53 replies
    NPR.org ^ | August 18, 2016 | Jennifer Ludden
    Americans and other rich nations produce the most carbon emissions per capita, he says. Yet people in the world's poorest nations are most likely to suffer severe climate impacts, "and that seems unfair," he says. There's also a moral duty to future generations that will live amid the climate devastation being created now. "Here's a provocative thought: Maybe we should protect our kids by not having them," Rieder says. His arguments sound pretty persuasive in the classroom. At home, it was a different matter.
  • Merkel says refugees didn't bring Islamist terrorism to Germany...Liberal Bubble World Report!

    Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday refugees had not brought terrorism to Germany, adding that Islam belonged in the country as long as it was practiced in a way that respected the constitution. More than a million people fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere arrived in Germany last year. The mood towards them has soured after a spate of attacks on civilians last month, including three carried out by migrants. Two of those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State militant group. "The phenomenon of Islamist terrorism, of IS, is not a phenomenon that came...
  • Folks, I’ve witnessed a MONUMENTAL transformation in our military…

    08/19/2016 3:20:24 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 12 replies
    Allen B. West ^ | August 19, 2016 | Allen West
    Many of you know that after one year teaching high school in Deerfield Beach, Florida, I volunteered to go to Afghanistan as a civilian/military advisor to the Afghan Army. I will tell you we had to maintain the same level of military bearing and conduct as the active duty force we supported. There was no growing of facial hair, haircuts were the same and we wore desert camp uniforms. The only difference was we were not authorized to carry weapons — yes, I know, I spent two-and-a-half years in a combat zone without a personal weapon; I had a knife!...
  • When Libertarians Went Off the Rails

    08/19/2016 12:24:22 PM PDT · by NRx · 8 replies
    The Mad Monarchist | 08-16-2016 | TMM
    When Libertarians Went Off the Rails I have written about the Libertarians before, relating some of the ways I agree and disagree with them but this political season I have had to burn some bridges with the Libertarians or, at least, the “official” established Libertarian powerhouses of this country such as the Libertarian Party and Reason Magazine. However, while some of my previous problems with libertarianism remain, this time something has changed and that is that the mainstream American Libertarians seem to have gone so far into the weeds of “principle” that they have largely abandoned what they were supposed...
  • A muddleheaded mishmash on national security (Boston Globe psychotic break)

    08/19/2016 11:12:47 AM PDT · by pabianice · 14 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 8/19/16 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan
    ... And therein lies Trump’s problem. He has no national security doctrine, just a jumble of gut instincts and mood swings with a tough guy veneer. Aside from declaring a war of words on “radical Islamic terrorism,” advocating torture (which didn’t work out so well for Bush in his similar-sounding “war on terror”), proposing an ideological test for Muslims, and asserting that he’ll shut down terrorists’ access to the Internet “immediately” (without explaining how), there’s nothing different in his national security prescriptions from 15 years of counterterrorism policies of the Bush and Obama administrations...