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  • CIA Argues The Public Can’t See Classified Information It Has Already Given To Favored Reporters

    02/15/2018 10:46:04 PM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 36 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/15/2018 | Will Racke
    Intelligence officials can selectively release classified information to trusted journalists while withholding the same information from other citizens who request it through open records laws, CIA lawyers argued Wednesday. ....The judge in the case appeared to find Johnson’ argument compelling. In a court order last month, Chief Judge Colleen McMahon of the Southern District of New York said FOIA laws do not authorize limited disclosure, to favored journalists or otherwise. “In this case, CIA voluntarily disclosed to outsiders information that it had a perfect right to keep private,” she wrote. “There is absolutely no statutory provision that authorizes limited disclosure...
  • 'White Privilege' and the Great Stink of 1858

    01/19/2018 2:24:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/19/18 | James Lewis
    Among the roster of white privileges is the ability not to step in other people's poop too often in public, or to ingest it with our food and drink and pass it on to our children and friends, who could actually sicken and die from some strains of E. coli. Public sanitation as we know it today was invented in Great Britain and France shortly before 1900, with the United States quickly following suit to separate fresh water from disease-carrying offal in places like New York City, where you can still see the first sanitation plant built about a century...
  • A VERY STABLE GENIUS

    01/06/2018 8:29:25 PM PST · by huckfillary · 37 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 6, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    A VERY STABLE GENIUS President Trump is quick to tout his intelligence, his wealth, and his accomplishments. Today, he called himself a "very stable genius." At least half of America thinks he's an obnoxious blowhard, even crazy. I think there is a method to his madness. Millions of American kids have been brainwashed by the public education system and modern culture to believe that their intelligence and accomplishments, like those of their parents, are a function of "privilege." Something to be ashamed of. Diligence and motivation have nothing at all to do with it. Students are now being tested across...
  • Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers

    01/06/2018 1:45:59 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies
    Mandatory diversity course not effective, prof discovers Toni Airaksinen New York Campus Correspondent @Toni_Airaksinen on Jan 04, 2018 at 2:12 PM EDT A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender biases. Dr. Michele Stacey based her conclusions on surveys of 288 students that she conducted both before and after they completed the course, which is mandatory for Criminal Justice majors and minors. A professor at East Carolina University recently discovered that the diversity course she teaches isn’t actually “effective” in changing students’ racial or gender...
  • Congresswoman Bumps Passenger [semi-satire]

    01/02/2018 9:10:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 December 2017 | John Semmens
    On a United Airlines flight from Houston to Washington, DC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) added another bumped passenger to her growing list. When the passenger complained Jackson labeled her a "racist." Jean-Marie Simon, the woman Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee called a racist, is a photojournalist who helped document human-rights abuses in Guatemala during the 1980s. She currently teaches in a private school and is a registered Democrat. "All that stuff about what she did in Guatemala doesn't change the fact that she is white," Lee argued. "All whites are racists. She was probably trying to atone for her whiteness...
  • Clinton Struck Deal With Obama State Dept. to Keep Records Private

    12/14/2017 8:35:28 AM PST · by gubamyster · 60 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 12/14/2017 | Jack Heretik
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton struck a deal with the State Department while serving in the Obama administration that allowed her to take ownership of records she did not want made public, according to recently released reports. Clinton and her then-deputy chief of staff Huma Abedin were permitted to remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were "personal" materials and "unclassified, non-record materials." Judicial Watch made the revelation after filing a FOIA request with the State Department and obtaining a record of the agreement. The newly released documents show the deal allowed Clinton and Abedin to remove...
  • Why did Clinton/DNC need attorney-client privilege for Trump Dossier?

    10/26/2017 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Another Kansan · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | Oct 25 | Andrew McCarthy
    Here, the Clinton campaign and the DNC retained the law firm of Perkins Coie; in turn, one of its partners, Marc E. Elias, retained Fusion GPS. We don’t know how much Fusion GPS was paid, but the Clinton campaign and the DNC paid $9.1 million to Perkins Coie during the 2016 campaign (i.e., between mid-2015 and late 2016). [Snip] In its capacity as attorney for the DNC, Perkins Coie – through another of its partners, Michael Sussman – is also the law firm that retained CrowdStrike, the cyber security outfit, upon learning in April 2016 that the DNC’s servers had...
  • Racial identity policies are ruining Edina's fabled schools

    10/16/2017 5:24:08 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 22 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | October 9 2017 | KATHERINE KERSTEN
    In place of academic excellence for all, the district’s primary mission is now to ensure that students think correctly on social and political issues — most importantly, on race and “white privilege.” District leaders enshrined this new mission in EPS’s “All for All” strategic plan, adopted in 2013. The plan mandates that, going forward, the EPS must view “all teaching and learning experiences” through the “lens of racial equity.” If “equity” meant “treating kids equally,” all thinking Minnesotans would support it. In this context, however, it’s code for racial identity politics — a simplistic blaming of “white privilege” for the...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Case dismissed! Max Kennedy (RFK son) gets away with a $150 fine after ...

    09/19/2017 2:59:18 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2017 | Michaela Freda
    Complete Headline: EXCLUSIVE: Case dismissed! Max Kennedy gets away with a $150 fine after 'glassy-eyed' son of RFK was arrested at his out-of-control party at the family's Hyannis Port compound where he barked at police 'You don't know who you're messing with' Matthew 'Max' Kennedy, 52, paid a $150 fine in Barnstable, Massachusetts, on Tuesday The 52-year-old son of late senator Robert F Kennedy had his disorderly conduct charge dismissed with no admission of guilt He had been arrested with his daughter, 23, after a house party on August 20 The father-of-three screamed, threw himself at the wall, and smashed...
  • Alt-Left Insanity: Have You Hugged Your White Privilege Today?

    09/14/2017 7:30:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9/14/2017 | Dan Gainor
    Let’s play the word association game. I’ll say a word and you respond. Me: “White.” You: “Black.” (Older folks like myself will have seen a Chevy Chase/Richard Pryor version of this that would never be on TV today.) Liberals shouting from far away: “PRIVILEGE!!!” Yes, my how times change. No longer do we accept the antonym response. That makes too much sense. Now, liberals demand that the word white be associated with privilege. In the liberal world, which is located just slightly left of the Twilight Zone, everyone white must have privilege! A quick Google search delivers almost laughable results....
  • I’m a White Man. Hear Me Out.

    08/13/2017 3:02:22 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 33 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | Frank Bruni AUG. 12, 2017 | Frank Bruni AUG. 12, 2017
    I’m a white man, so you should listen to absolutely nothing I say, at least on matters of social justice. I have no standing. No way to relate. My color and gender nullify me, and it gets worse: I grew up in the suburbs. Dad made six figures. We had a backyard pool. From the 10th through 12th grades, I attended private school. So the only proper way for me to check my privilege is to realize that it blinds me to others’ struggles and should gag me during discussions about the right responses to them. But wait. I’m gay....
  • MSNBC Criticizes Caitlyn Jenner For ‘Flaunting Her Residual White Male Privilege’

    08/10/2017 10:31:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 44 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | August 7, 2017 | E. T. Williams
    MSNBC Criticizes Caitlyn Jenner For ‘Flaunting Her Residual White Male Privilege’
  • European Union Threatens Poland with Sanctions and Suspension of Voting Rights

    07/20/2017 6:52:58 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/19/17 | Chris Tomlinson
    The European Union has threatened to invoke Article 7, a move which could see Poland lose its voting priveledges in the political bloc and possibly face sanctions over recently proposed judicial reforms. The European Union announced Wednesday that it would be taking further steps against Poland for what it views as a “systematic threat to the rule of law.” The political bloc has criticised the Polish government’s proposed judicial reform in the past and is now eying a move that could suspend Warsaw’s vote within the union by invoking Article 7, Die Presse reports. Poland’s ruling party has been pushing...
  • That DOJ "Confidentiality" Document Sessions Cited

    06/14/2017 1:26:38 AM PDT · by zencycler · 23 replies
    DOJ ^ | 6/19/1989 | DOJ
    Here is the relevant excerpt related to Sessions' correct assertion that he did not have to answer questions about confidential presidential conversations (unless pursuant to a subpoena in a case involving criminal charges, I believe): ============================================================ "...While the considerations that support the concept and assertion of exec­utive privilege apply to any congressional request for information, the privilege itself need not be claimed formally vis-à-vis Congress except in response to a lawful subpoena; in responding to a congressional request for information, the executive branch is not necessarily bound by the lim­its of executive privilege. Executive privilege is constitutionally based. To be...
  • Arizona University Asks Students to Contemplate 'Pee Privilege'

    05/09/2017 6:12:08 AM PDT · by Ahithophel · 34 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | May 8, 2017 | Anthony Gockowski
    The notorious Northern Arizona University now has signs outside of on-campus restrooms that ask students to consider whether they have “pee privilege.” “Do you have pee privilege?” one sign questions, informing restroom-goers that if they “never have to think about gender identity, ability, or access when peeing,” then “[they] do.” . . . . “Don’t stare,” the sign continues, suggesting that “this person is probably aware that they don’t fit into either restroom” so they don’t need anymore “eyes reminding them.”
  • Got privilege? Kansas City preparing to host the national White Privilege Conference

    04/26/2017 1:12:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | April 3, 2017 | Joe Robertson
    They know it’s controversial to some, so the organizers of the White Privilege Conference aren’t looking for a lot of advance fanfare as its 18th annual gathering heads for Kansas City for the first time. It can be a volatile subject. Some 2,500 people — including college and high school students, teachers, university faculty, social activists, counselors, clergy and business people — gathered for the 17th annual conference in Philadelphia a year ago. The conference will run from April 27 to 30. Materials for the conference aim to make it clear both what the conference is about — and what...
  • What Happened to You White People?

    04/21/2017 8:03:38 AM PDT · by Mama Shawna · 14 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | April 20 2017 | Mason Weaver
  • U of Oregon: Clothes that Fit Now a "Cis Privilege"

    03/24/2017 3:01:26 PM PDT · by rightistight · 71 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 3/24/17 | Aurelius
    According to articles the University of Oregon suggests students should read, clothes that fit are an example of "cis privilege" and, to "dismantle" whiteness and "cis privilege," capitalism should be "disrupted." The University of Oregon has a separate site for their libraries. Included in this separate site are "research guides" to help students understand topics that the university has deemed important. One such research guide is "Transgender Studies & Cisgender Privilege." The research guide then direct students to read a checklist of "cisgender privileges," saying, "The following web resources offer primers on what cisgender privilege means, and how to recognize...
  • 10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege

    03/13/2017 10:17:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 51 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 12, 2017 | Neontaster
    10 Ways You Can Actively Reject Your White Privilege 1: Take up minimal space during anti-racism dialogues and protests.
  • American Colleges are Pushing the Idea of White Privilege Based on Data They Know is Wrong

    02/17/2017 5:07:38 PM PST · by davikkm · 18 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    A recent story that has received almost no media attention, shows that Liberal propaganda is alive and well on U.S college campuses. Even worse is that the peddlers of propaganda (in this case an associate professor of the practice of leadership, spirituality, and intercultural studies), are relying on the student’s lack of education and critical thinking skills to push and cement their agenda.