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  • More SEIU leaders ousted after sexual harassment allegations

    11/05/2017 9:29:52 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | John Sexton
    While not on a par with what is happening in Hollywood, the SEIU has its own sexual harassment scandal going on. Buzzfeed reports that one union leader has been fired and another resigned after complaints about their interactions with female staffers..... More than a dozen current and former staffers interviewed by BuzzFeed News said complaints about top-level staff on the Fight for 15 were an open secret, and that complaints about abusive behavior by organizers who reported to top strategist Courtney led to no action. In October, the union suspended Courtney, following his marriage to a union employee. Sources said...
  • Delingpole: Harrison Ford, Starring Now in ‘Indiana Jones and The Temple of Eco Fascism’

    11/05/2017 8:23:12 AM PST · by rktman · 56 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | James Delingpole
    America’s biggest problem right now is that “We’ve got people in charge of important shit who don’t believe in science.” Well, at least it is if you believe that world-renowned expert Harrison Ford. Ford was speaking at an environmental awards ceremony in Culver City, California, where he was fęted for his work as executive vice chair of Conservation International. According to Hollywood Reporter: “We face an unprecedented moment in this country. Today’s greatest threat is not climate change, not pollution, not flood or fire,” Ford said during his acceptance speech of the Founders’ Award. “It’s that we’ve got people in...
  • Danish Immigration Minister’s Car Runs Over Immigrant After Attempt to Assault Politician

    11/05/2017 8:14:56 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A visit to a deportation centre for illegal migrants by the Danish minister for immigration and integration Friday quickly turned violent as angry residents attempted to attack the politician, before throwing themselves in front her departing car. Danish immigration and integration minister Inger Střjberg took to Facebook after the event to explain she had been visiting the deportation centre to speak with a family of migrants who were due to be removed from the country. However, instead of the conversation, the minister had expected scenes turned ugly as “around 40” people “became very excited”, leading to what she called an...
  • Liberals are still obsessed by Trump's victory

    11/05/2017 7:39:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KBZK-TV ^ | November 5, 2017 | Timothy Stanley
    (CNN) -- On November 8, thousands of Americans say they will mark the anniversary of Donald Trump's election by meeting across the country to "scream helplessly at the sky." The Facebook page for the event in New York says 2,500 will attend and 15,000 are interested. I'm skeptical: The mood seems ironic, and the cool weather might put people off. But Trump would love it. He lives for division, he succeeds by driving his opponents mad. Screaming is a concession of defeat. The emotions implied are understandable. Not only was Trump not supposed to win in 2016 on account of...
  • PBS Analyst: If Dems Lose In Virginia, It'll Be 'Close to Civil War Within the Democratic Party'

    11/05/2017 7:05:06 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Tim Graham
    With statewide elections on Tuesday in Virginia and New Jersey, the PBS NewsHour week-in-review segment strangely focused on Democrats for a change. Liberal analyst Mark Shields shocked PBS anchor Judy Woodruff by saying if Virginia’s Democratic candidate for governor, Ralph Northam, can’t defeat Republican Ed Gillespie with his alleged Trump baggage, there will be hell to pay: MARK SHIELDS: I would say this, Judy. If, in fact, the Democrats lose on Tuesday in Virginia, that it will lead to — close to civil war within the Democratic Party. JUDY WOODRUFF: Whoa. SHIELDS: It will be — there will be reprisals...
  • Prince William Pushes Population Control: Too Many People on the Planet Hurts the Wildlife

    11/04/2017 6:49:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Prince William pushed a message of population control during a gala Thursday in London, England. The Daily Mail reports the British royal family has been advocating for population control during the past decade, claiming the world will face “monumental” problems if the human population continues to grow. The century-old claims about a depletion of resources and other dire circumstances resulting from the earth’s growing human population have not come true; but that has not stopped some of the world’s elite from continuing to push the message. Speaking during the Tusk gala Thursday, the Duke of Cambridge said the growing human...
  • The Media Is ‘100% Wrong’ About This Aspect Of The Latest Climate Change Report(DOH!)

    11/04/2017 6:26:12 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Michael Bastasch
    The newly-released National Climate Assessment (NCA) has sparked a tidal wave of media coverage, with a particular focus on how it contradicts the Trump administration’s stance on global warming. Read pretty much any publication, and you’d also read that Americans are “already” feeling the effects of unchecked global warming. The NCA reviews and summarizes the state of global warming and how it may be impacting the U.S., attributing all current warming to human activities. The NCA is the work of scientists, but the report’s media messengers are embellishing some of the report’s key findings with respect to current U.S. weather...
  • CMA Lifts Restrictions on Red Carpet Journalists Questions about ‘Gun Rights’ after Backlash

    11/04/2017 5:22:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    The Country Music Association has rescinded restrictions on the types of questions that can be asked by red-carpet journalists at this year’s CMA Awards after initially announcing this week that media would be prohibited from asking country music stars questions about the Las Vegas shooting massacre, gun rights, and politics. The initial media guidelines for the upcoming CMA Awards had made it clear that red carpet reporters were not to ask country music singers about their position on “gun rights.” Journalists who ignored the guidelines would have their media credentials revoked. According to Rolling Stone, other topics were off limits...
  • Antifa Rallies Planned in at Least 20 U.S. Cities — Won’t ‘Stop Until This Regime Driven from Power

    11/04/2017 5:14:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 96 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | Penny Starr
    The left-wing, Antifa Refuse Fascism group is planning rallies in at least 20 cities across the United States on Saturday to demand that the duly-elected President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence be “driven from power.” In a full-page ad in the New York Times on Wednesday, the group advertised its event: Nov 4 it begins — be there — join with the thousands who will gather in cities and towns across the country. A movement of protests that continue every day and night, growing until we become millions … determined not to stop until this is driven from...
  • NewsBusters Post Critic Tries to Shame Country Music Into Boarding Gun-Control Bandwagon

    11/04/2017 4:59:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 11/3/2017 | Clay Waters
    Washington Post music writer Emily Yahr was tapping her foot on Thursday...waiting for the country music industry to abandon its entertainment mission and end its shameful silence on gun control, after dozens of country music fans were murdered by shooter Stephen Paddock in Las Vegas: “Country music avoided politics this year. Then Las Vegas happened. Will anything change?” The mood of the annual event, which the network declared “a night of hope and healing” instead of the usual lighthearted trophy ceremony, was compassionate and somber -- and, unlike nearly every other award show in 2017, completely devoid of politics. In...
  • Renewable Energy – By Royal Decree!

    11/04/2017 4:46:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 11/4/2017 | Paul Driessen
    In 2016, Missouri generated 96.5% of its electricity with fossil fuel and nuclear power, 1.6% with hydroelectric, and just 1.5% with wind and solar. The St. Louis Metro Area did roughly the same. But now, by royal decree, the St. Louis City Crown has made it clear, the climate must be perfect all year – and by 2035 the city will somehow, magically be powered by 100% “clean, sustainable” electricity. The Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a resolution calling for this to happen – via tougher energy efficiency measures and a transition to wind and solar power. The decision was...
  • Tinseltown Shame: The Hollywood Chickenhawk Scandal

    11/03/2017 7:58:42 AM PDT · by fwdude · 28 replies
    Barbwire ^ | 3 November 2017 | Scott Lively
    The tidal wave of sex abuse claims by women against powerful men in Hollywood might suggest that the industry is run by a cabal of heterosexual predators, and it’s good some are being exposed. But which other group of sexual deviants ACTUALLY dominates Tinseltown? And has been cramming their political agenda into almost every film of the past decade? And assuring that the most envelope-pushing ones (e.g. Brokeback Mountain) always receive the highest industry awards? If anyone really believes that Kevin Spacey’s alleged sex assault of the teenaged Anthony Rapp (to whom Spacey has apologized but claims he can’t remember)...
  • Washington Post: Supreme Court Could Make a Move on Guns...In An Unconventional Way

    11/03/2017 7:01:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Beth Baumann
    Yesterday, two gun control-advocating UCLA professors penned an OpEd in the Washington Post detailing how the Supreme Court could rule on the Second Amendment without actually taking up a case on gun rights. According to social welfare professor Mark S. Kaplan and law professor Adam Winkler, the Supreme Court could tackle "gun violence" by limiting gerrymandering, the practice of drawing district lines in favor of the party in control. The justices are being asked to decide if this practice of manipulating district lines to guarantee one party a disproportionate number of seats unconstitutionally dilutes the other party’s supporters’ right to...
  • Europe's supercharged antifa coming to America

    11/03/2017 6:39:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | unknown
    The masked left-wing extremists known as “antifa” are notorious in the United States. But it’s nothing compared to what already exists in Europe. “Welcome To Hell” read the antifa banners during the G20 riots in Hamburg over the summer. Antifa groups in Europe are better organized and funded than their American counterparts and are far more willing to resort to violence. Indeed, antifa groups proudly air footage of their violent activities. Most recently, antifa attacked a building owned by “Identitarians” in Germany who oppose mass immigration. Dozens of bricks and inflammatory devices were used against the building, which isn’t just...
  • Skin Color Research Confirms Biblical Narrative

    11/02/2017 11:44:04 AM PDT · by fishtank · 72 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 11-2-17 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Skin Color Research Confirms Biblical Narrative by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * People over the ages have placed great emphasis on race and skin color. Eugenicist-minded Darwinists have used it as the basis for much ill-conceived mischief.1 Even Darwin himself proposed that darker-skinned human populations were more primitive. However, we now know that all people groups share the same basic genome comprised of a well-documented set of common genetic variants. Darwin was mistaken—no people group is more primitive than another.
  • Clarence Thomas: Court is very different without Scalia

    11/02/2017 10:39:53 AM PDT · by JayGalt · 16 replies
    Fox News via You-tube ^ | 11//17 | Laura Ingram
    Very well done interview with the somewhat elusive Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas interviewed by Laura Ingram, who clerked for him 25 years ago. Two parts: First part 9min 55sec Second part 7 min 14 sec
  • At Today’s Universities, Philosophy Is The Handmaid Of Political Correctness

    11/02/2017 10:07:29 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 2, 2017 | Robert Tracinski
    At Today’s Universities, Philosophy Is The Handmaid Of Political Correctness University philosophy departments are supposed to be centers of open inquiry and rigorous analysis. What happens when that comes up against political correctness? By Robert Tracinski “Political Correctness Enforced on College Campus” is pretty much a “Dog Bites Man” story these days, but I just came across a new entry in the genre that is particularly interesting because it happened in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Philosophy departments are, in theory, supposed to be centers of open inquiry and rigorous analysis, where received...
  • Second Amendment: The Federal Fallacy of Disarmament

    11/02/2017 9:09:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 7 replies ^ | 10/23/2017 | Stuart Chapman
    The Second Amendment cannot physically pertain to the United States military or to a government centralized organised militia, such as mercenaries. It can only apply to private citizens, because at the time it was penned in 1791, there was no standing military force in the United States. At the time, there were some mercenaries and defectors that had been hired to fight alongside farmers, masons, carpenters, lumberjacks, and sailors. Even private civilian fishing boats were equipped with cannons in order to go to war; demonstrating the strength of non-military factions within the country.
  • Caldara: How I went from gun hater to Second Amendment advocate

    11/02/2017 9:03:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 11/1/2017 | Jon Caldara
    I still wasn't sold on the whole thing, but slowly my knee-jerk emotional fear gave way to genuine inquisitiveness. I wanted answers. Why would our founders put the Second Amendment right after the one that protected our right to speech and religion? Why would someone want more than one gun? What's the danger in gun registration? The process lasted nearly two years, a grueling amount of time, but I wasn't going to let go of my "rational" distrust of guns, or the seeming ease of being able to get them, easily. After all, facts have no use in an emotional...
  • 'Zero emissions' will test the convictions of Canberrans

    11/02/2017 6:21:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 11/2/2017 | Viv Forbes
    Canberra, with its “zero emissions” target, yearns to be Australia’s greenest address. Good. Let’s use them as a full-blown test of “zero emissions” before we all jump over that cliff. Canberra (the center of Australia Capital Territory, the equivalent of the District of Columbia) passes thousands of laws for us. If their zero emissions dream is fair dinkum, they need to pass just three laws for themselves. First, ban all petrol, diesel and gas-powered trucks, cars, boats, generators, and aeroplanes from Canberra. That should remove emissions from their atmosphere, food from their supermarkets, and leave their roads free for pedestrians...