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  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 67 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 26, 2016 | Thomas Lifson
    Patriotism took a back seat to racial grievances last night at the Democratic National Convention, as no American flags were visibly present at an event dedicated to picking a political leader for the United States of America. Alex Pfeifer of the Daily Caller was among those who noticed: The Daily Caller is at the Democratic National Convention and it doesn’t look like there are any American flags. The stage is bland and grey, with no red, white or blue present. A thorough look at the crowd present also turns up no American flags.
  • Erdogan targets more than 50,000 in purge after failed Turkish coup

    07/19/2016 12:51:23 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 42 replies
    reuters ^ | Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses
    Turkey vowed to root out allies of the U.S.-based cleric it blames for an abortive coup last week, widening a purge of the army, police and judiciary on Tuesday to universities and schools, the intelligence agency and religious authorities. Around 50,000 soldiers, police, judges, civil servants and teachers have been suspended or detained since the coup attempt, stirring tensions across the country of 80 million which borders Syria's chaos and is a Western ally against Islamic State. "This parallel terrorist organisation will no longer be an effective pawn for any country," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said, referring to what the...
  • Erdogan calls Turkish coup attempt a “gift from Allah” in Istanbul

    07/16/2016 10:11:34 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 50 replies
    New Europe ^ | JULY 16, 2016 | Irene Kostaki
    After his Istanbul speech, many commentators suggest that Turkish coup attempt was “staged,” as the President called it a “gift from Allah.”Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lands at Ataturk airport of Istanbul aster coup attempt: “Those who staged a coup attempt will pay the highest price, will answer for this treason.” Erdogan adds that this insurgency “is a blessing from Allah, because it will allow us to purge the military” from mutineers. “I was in Marmaris and they bombed there. They thought I was still there,” says Erdogan, that had vanished from the media the last days as he reportedly...
  • The Counter-Coup Begins: Erdogan Purges 2,745 Judges, Prosecutors; Arrests Hundreds

    07/16/2016 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 57 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 16 Jul 16 | Tyler Durden
    The Reichstag Fire of 27 February, 1933 When we described the aftermath of Turkey's failed, and painfully disorganized military coup attempt, we asked rhetorically, "Who wins?" To which we answered: "Why Erdogan of course. As he said during a press conference upon his arrival back in Istanbul in the early Saturday morning hours, the coup is an opportunity to "to purge the military." Erdogan also vowed to exact "the highest price" from the perpetrators. Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan's power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power." Overnight, when analyzing the...
  • Turkey: Government launches purge after attempted coup

    07/16/2016 2:52:47 PM PDT · by navysealdad · 71 replies
    Nearly 3,000 soldiers arrested and 2,700 judges fired as Turkey begins punishing those linked to attempted coup. Turkey has begun a purge of soldiers and judiciary officials allegedly connected to an effort to topple the government, one day after a failed military coup attempt. By Saturday evening, the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had detained 2,839 military personnel, with number of arrests expected to rise, according to Prime Minister Binali Yildirim. Turkey's top judicial body, the HSYK, dismissed 2,745 judges on Saturday, according to Turkey's Anadolu news agency.
  • WARNING: DAY OF RAGE #BlackLivesMatter Protests Set for Friday in 37 US Cities

    07/12/2016 10:48:06 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 182 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Here we go… The Left is Planning Day of Rage Protests for July 15th in Dozens of American CitiesAnonymous released this message on Saturday. Day of Rage Protests Across America Use this as a list of places NOT to be on Friday the 15th. No matter how great your empathy might be for those who have unjustly lost their lives, these protests are not safe places to be. Here are the locations and times for the protests: Phoenix: 5:00PM (EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85034) Tuscon: 5:00PM (CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705)...
  • How socialist governments deal with unemployment: GENOCIDE

    07/12/2016 6:59:51 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Reuban Ben Abraham
    One of the biggest arguments made by liberals in favor of socialist government is the lack of unemployment. Unemployment levels according to liberals was zero in the USSR under Stalin and in Germany under Hitler. You would think, "Gosh! All I have to do is give up my constitutional liberties and let the state take care of me and my problems are over!" But not so fast! It never occurred to supporters of socialism just how they were able to do it! They didn't do it by giving everyone a job that paid. They did it through the enslavement and/or...
  • Baltic Fleet commanders fired

    06/29/2016 6:49:25 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 21 replies
    Today, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the commander (Vice Admiral Viktor Kravchuk) and chief of staff (Rear Admiral Sergei Popov) of the Baltic Fleet were both fired for cause, as were several other unnamed senior officials at the fleet. This was the largest mass replacement of senior naval officials in the Russian Navy since the Soviet period.
  • New File: Military Officers Relieved of Duty under Obama

    10/23/2013 9:58:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 72 replies
    Nachumlist ^ | 10/23/2013 | Nachum
    Military Officers Relieved of Duty under ObamaCURRENT COUNT: 42 Generals/Admirals & High-Ranking Military Officials Removed By Obama1-General David Petraeus 2-Gen. John Allen US commander3-US Army General Carter Ham 4-Gen. William "Kip" Ward.5- Brigadier Gen. Jeffery A Sinclair 6-Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford 7- Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette 8-Navy Cmdr. Joseph Darlak 9- LTC Paula Broadwell 10-Marine General James Mattis 11-Gen. David McKiernan 12-Gen. Stanley McChrystal 13-Marine Gen. James "Hoss" Cartwright 14-Navy Vice Adm. Tim Giardina 15-Maj. Gen. Charles M. Gurganus 16- Maj. Gen. Gregg A. Sturdevant 19-Maj. Gen. Michael Carey 20- Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz 21-Army Gen. Keith...
  • Navy commodore to be relieved of command over Iran's capture of his sailors

    06/23/2016 10:15:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 48 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 6/23/16 | Lucas Tomlinson
    <p>The commodore in charge of the two U.S. Navy boats that strayed into Iranian waters leading to the capture of his 10 sailors for 16 hours in January will be relieved of command likely putting an end to his career, Fox News has learned.</p>
  • The Southern Baptist Ban on Confederate Flags

    06/15/2016 12:52:03 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 6/15/16 | MATT VASILOGAMBROS
    Southern Baptist churches in the United States will no longer display the Confederate battle flag.
  • Caught on Video=> “Gays Must Die” Says Islamic Speaker at Orlando Mosque

    06/12/2016 3:42:03 PM PDT · by orchestra · 12 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/12/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The United West investigative team reported in April on an Islamic imam who was invited to speak at the The Husseini Islamic Center in Sanford, Florida. The Husseini Islamic Center invited Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar to speak at their holy mosque. Dr. Sekaleshfar said the killing of homosexuals is the compassionate thing to do.
  • Islamic Cleric Encourages the Killing of Homosexuals and Lesbians.

    06/12/2016 2:34:02 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | 06.12.16 | Patrick Poole (@pspoole)
    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/06/12/orlando-night-club-attack-by-known-wolf-terrorist-previously-investigated-by-fbi/ In fact, an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done "out of compassion": On Twitter I've noted two previous cases from 2014 in which Islamic terrorists, Musab Masmari and Ali Muhammad Brown, targeted the gay community: REWIND: 10 years in prison for Seattle gay club arsonist Musab Masmari who wanted to "exterminate homosexuals" https://t.co/5 REWIND JUN 2014: Known terror cell member Ali Muhammad Brown executes Seattle gay couple for US foreign policy in ME https://t.co/THVXG64G0b
  • Washington National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

    06/09/2016 2:58:02 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 23 replies
    News Max ^ | 6/9/16 | Clyde Hughes
    he Washington National Cathedral will remove Confederate flag images from its stained glass windows that honored Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, it announced in a statement Wednesday. The cathedral ordered a five-member task force to examine the windows in order to determine their future, the cathedral said in its news release. Though it voted unanimously to remove the Confederate flag images, the task force also decided to host a public discussion on the future of the windows to start July 17. "The Lee-Jackson windows call the question of race and the legacy of slavery and instead...
  • Memorial Day crosses honoring fallen soldiers removed from public property after complaint

    05/24/2016 10:48:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | May 24, 2016
    A Memorial Day display featuring crosses to honor fallen soldiers was removed from public property in Georgia after someone questioned whether the soldiers were all Christian. The 79 white, handmade crosses posted on public property along state Highway 92 in Hiram, Ga., were meant to represent the 79 Paulding County residents who died in America’s wars, according to town officials. But the crosses were abruptly taken down last Friday after someone called Hiram City Hall questioning whether the cross is an appropriate symbol for the memorial. Hiram Mayor Teresa Philyaw said the cross display, which she approved and planned, was...
  • Venezuela gives sweeping 'emergency' powers to security forces

    05/17/2016 7:03:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    France 24 ^ | May 17, 2016 | News Wires
    Venezuela's army is to be backed by civilians grouped into ancillary security units, to tackle food shortages and public unrest, under a state of emergency decree published on Monday. The decree, published in the government gazette, brings into effect for at least 60 days sweeping powers President Nicolas Maduro announced on Friday. The measures give his government and security forces broad authorization to ignore most constitutional safeguards in a bid to keep order and supply basic food and services, and to counter a crippling energy shortage....
  • State Department Purged Video Archive To Cover Up Deception On Iran Negotiations

    05/10/2016 10:41:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5/10/16 | Russ Read
    Fox News correspondent James Rosen has accused the Department of State of removing video of a question he asked on the Iranian nuclear negotiations in order to cover-up an alleged deception. Recent revelations from a New York Times Magazine profile on Ben Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security adviser for communication and speech writing, show that the administration was involved in secret talks with the Iranian government before official negotiations began in 2013. The information contradicts an exchange Rosen had with former State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland. “Late today, we discovered that the State Department’s video of its December 2,...
  • Tx School Board Ignores Arabic Connection to Slavery-Renames Other Schools

    05/09/2016 3:44:57 PM PDT · by magna carta · 11 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | May 9,2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Houston-The protest organizer at an Arabic Immersion Magnet School says it is ironic that the seventh largest school district in the U.S. is ignoring the Arabic culture’s “long and ongoing culture of enslavement” while stripping names off of schools of anyone connected with the Confederacy or slavery (and spending millions to do so). The leader of “Stop the Magnet,” Liz Theiss, also said she does not understand why the school would reroute school buses and parent pick-up routes where protesters were playing the Islamic Call To Prayer.
  • Confederate emblem removed at U.S. Capitol (State flags!)

    04/21/2016 2:55:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    USA Today | April 21, 2016 | Deborah Barfield Berry
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/04/21/confederate-flag-removed-us-capitol-tunnel/83337106/
  • Breaking: 50 to 300 thousand Brooklyn Dems mysteriously purged from voter roles!

    04/19/2016 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Hugin · 52 replies
    FNC | 4/19/2016 | live on Fox
    No article, just reported live. Thousands of Democrat voters showed up in Brooklyn today and found their names are no longer on the voter roles. Fox reporting between 50,000 and 300,000 voters "missing".
  • The Bible Joins "Fifty Shades of Grey" on List of Books Most Objected to at US Libraries

    04/11/2016 5:33:31 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    The Bible is on American Library Association's list of 'most challenged' booksThe Bible is on the latest list of books most objected to at US schools and libraries, targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. "You have people who feel that if a school library buys a copy of the Bible, it’s a violation of Church and state," said James LaRue, who directs the Office for Intellectual Freedom for the American Library Association (ALA), which released its annual 10 top snapshot of "challenged" books on Monday, part of...
  • Bill to block removal of Confederate monuments rejected (Louisiana)

    04/06/2016 11:59:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 1:59 PM EDT | Megan Trimble
    A proposal to stop the teardown of Louisiana’s Confederate monuments and step into an ongoing fight in New Orleans has failed to win support in the state Senate, blocked by Democratic lawmakers. Sen. Beth Mizell, a Republican who lives 70 miles north of New Orleans, sought to create a state commission to sign off on monument removals. She told senators: “History is bigger than a single community or the mood of a moment.” The argument failed to sway Democrats on the committee, all of whom are black. …
  • Susquehanna U drops Crusaders nickname

    04/03/2016 7:51:00 AM PDT · by Buttons12 · 41 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 11/05/15 | Brianna Buczkowski
    Following a vote from the Board of Trustees, Susquehanna University is the latest institution whose mascot, the Crusaders, must go due to concern over potential offensiveness and negative connotations. Citing "growing concern and sensitivity" to ensure sure the campus remains "welcoming and inclusive..." ...Last spring, the Susquehanna University student government ran a poll among the student body with a squirrel winning by over 50 percent of the votes. "I don’t know if squirrels are exactly that presence that we needed," said Junior Paris Campbell to the student newspaper, also titled The Crusader. Despite the petition and seemingly apathetic student body,...
  • Take Action: VA orders Bible removed from MIA/POW table

    03/31/2016 7:21:18 PM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 32 replies
    American Family Association ^ | 3/31/2016 | AFA staff
    A Bible and Bible verse have been removed from a POW/MIA display inside an Akron, Ohio Veteran's Administration clinic after a complaint from atheist Mikey Weinstein. For decades, these items have long been a part of a "Missing Man Table" commonly displayed at military functions and installations all across the nation. Weinstein said he intervened at the request of nearly a dozen, mostly Christian, military veterans who said they were offended by the Bible display. As usual, Weinstein failed to provide proof that these people actually exist...
  • Removal of Confederate symbols turns nasty in New Orleans

    03/25/2016 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 65 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 25, 2016 9:47 AM EDT | Cain Burdeau
    Backlash against a plan to remove prominent Confederate monuments in New Orleans has been tinged by death threats, intimidation and even what may have been the intentional torching of a contractor’s Lamborghini. For now, at least, things have gotten so nasty the city hasn’t found a contractor willing to bear the risk of tearing down the monuments. The city doesn’t have its own equipment to move them and is now in talks to find a company, even discussing doing the work at night to avoid further tumult.Initially, it appeared the monuments would be removed quickly after the majority black City...
  • Maryland Senate OKs state song changes, cuts 'Northern scum'

    03/17/2016 2:17:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 67 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 17, 2016 5:10 PM EDT | Brian Witte
    Maryland lawmakers took a step Thursday toward scrubbing references to “Northern scum” and other Civil War-era phrases from the official state song. The Maryland Senate voted 37-8 for the changes, while also recognizing “Maryland, My Maryland” as the state’s historic song. Supporters of the measure, which now goes to the House, said it was a compromise that removes offensive language and recognizes history. …
  • NASA’s Johnson Space Center Sparks Legal Challenge by Banning Jesus from Newsletter

    02/27/2016 11:11:28 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 26, 2016 | 3:48 PM EST | Penny Starr
    The Praise and Worship Club at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, has been told that it cannot use the word "Jesus" in meeting announcements placed in the JSC Today email newsletter, because it violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution's First Amendment. The warning given to the club by the JSC Today legal team in May 2015 has recently picked up national attention, with the Liberty Institute attorneys sending a demand letter to NASA threatening a lawsuit on Feb. 8 and the CitizenGo website launching a petition drive on Feb....
  • N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source

    02/09/2016 11:12:55 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 35 replies
    Yonhap News ^ | 2016/02/10
    N. Korea's military chief executed on corruption charges: source 2016/02/10 16:07 SEOUL, Feb. 10 (Yonhap) -- The chief of North Korea's military was executed this month on corruption and other charges, a source familiar with North Korean affairs said Wednesday. Army Gen. Ri Yong-gil, chief of the General Staff of the Korean People's Army, also faced charges of pursuing personal gains, the source said. (END)
  • Bill would stop removal of Confederate, historic markers [Alabama]

    02/09/2016 6:12:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 9, 2016 7:41 PM EST | Kim Chandler
    Confederate monuments first erected after the Civil War to honor Southern soldiers have increasingly been targeted by civil rights activists who say they are offensive to blacks and should be taken down. An Alabama legislator wants to make sure that doesn't happen without state lawmakers' approval. Republican Sen. Gerald Allen of Tuscaloosa has proposed a bill that would prohibit the removal of historic monuments, plaques and statues from public property unless a committee of lawmakers grants a waiver. "I think there is an undercurrent, not just in Alabama, but throughout the nation" of people who "want to kind of rewrite...
  • Thousands of NY state sex offenders due to disappear from public registry

    02/07/2016 6:10:07 PM PST · by doldrumsforgop · 31 replies
    foxnews ^ | 2/7/16
    The names of thousands of New York State sex offenders are due to come off a public registry, prompting demands for a change in the law. State law requiring Level 1 offenders to report their whereabouts to the registy for a 20-year period was up Jan. 1, News 12 Long Island reports. The law took effect in 1996. Laura Ahearn of the Long Island advocacy group Parents of Megan’s Law told the station about 60 to 70 Level 1 sex offenders in Nassau and Suffolk alone will come off the registry this year. “We have a stack of Level 1...
  • ‘Confederate cleansing': Lawmaker vows to stop ‘cultural terrorism’ in Georgia

    01/31/2016 12:16:15 PM PST · by PROCON · 46 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 30, 2016 | Sarah Larimer
    A Republican lawmaker who says he's grown weary of what he calls "Confederate cleansing" is working to preserve the famous carving of Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders on Georgia's Stone Mountain. "I'm tired of the anti-Confederate rhetoric toward Stone Mountain and any other Confederate monument that's out there," state Rep. Tommy Benton told the Morris News Service. "We're entitled to our heritage just like other people are entitled to theirs, and there seems to be an attempt to do Confederate cleansing." He continued: "I refer to that more as cultural terrorism than anything. They're attacking us for no...
  • Key military commander to testify on Benghazi — the day before his retirement

    07/29/2013 10:41:41 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-29-2013 | Jeremy Herb
    Key military commander to testify on Benghazi — the day before his retirement By Jeremy Herb - 07/29/13 12:13 PM ET Congress will hear eagerly awaited testimony Wednesday on the Benghazi, Libya, terrorist attack from a special operations task force commander who is set to retire the next day. Col. George Bristol, the former commander of a task force that operated in Northern and Western Africa, will appear at a classified, members-only briefing with a House Armed Services subcommittee, congressional and Defense sources told The Hill. Republicans have been pressing the military to allow Bristol to testify. They argue he...
  • Zhou Chengjian latest billionaire missing among China's disappearing executives

    01/10/2016 12:11:51 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies
    The Examiner ^ | January 9, 2016 | unattributed
    Zhou Chengjian is a rags to riches story as he used his skills as a tailor to launch the clothing line, Metersbonwe, which was one of China's first nationwide brands. His net worth of $2.4 billion today makes him one of the richest people in China. The Spread It reports that Zhou has been missing since Wednesday. In the wake of China's stock market crash, 36 companies have reported their executives as missing back in 2015 from January to September. The CEO of the telecom giant China Telecom resigned at the end of 2015 and now he is among the...
  • New Jersey School Skips Legal Battle, Will No Longer Recite “God Bless America”

    01/05/2016 3:18:58 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | January 5, 2016 | Mike DeNardo
    Students at a Haddon Heights Elementary School are getting a real-life lesson in Constitutional law. Staffers at Glenview Elementary School say it became a daily ritual for students to say "God bless America" after the morning recital of the Pledge of Allegiance.
  • Old Dixie Highway renamed in honor of Obama in Riviera Beach

    12/18/2015 11:29:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 12/17/15 | Skyler Swisher
    Riveria Beach renamed Old Dixie Highway in honor of [Hussein] Obama during a ceremony on Thursday, a change that city officials say will help move the community past its segregated history. It is the second road in Palm Beach County to be named in honor of [Hussein], county officials said. Two years ago, Pahokee in western Palm Beach County renamed East First Street to Barack Obama Boulevard. A crowd cheered as a crew lowered the Old Dixie Highway street sign in Riviera Beach and raised one bearing the [Hussein's] name...
  • The New Name Chosen for ‘Old Dixie Highway’ is a Sign of the Changes in the Deep South

    12/18/2015 11:39:51 AM PST · by Hotmetal · 27 replies
    WPTV ^ | 12/18/15 | PARKER LEE
    When Governor Nikki Haley – in the wake of the shooting that claimed the lives of nine churchgoers in Charleston – called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina State Capitol, it marked a significant shift. Across the South, symbols of the Confederacy have been taken off of store shelves and monuments to Confederate generals and leaders are being taken down even in 300-year-old cities like New Orleans. In one city in the Deep South, the name chosen to replace Old Dixie Highway, as WPTV reports, is a sign of the extent of the cultural...
  • Oxford College To Remove ‘Racist’ (Cecil) Rhodes Plaque: Statue is Next

    12/18/2015 7:46:16 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 18, 2015 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    Students at Oxford University have succeeded in persuading Oriel College to remove a plaque in honour of Cecil Rhodes, an imperialist the university has deemed racist. The College has also applied to the local council for permission to remove a statue of him from their grounds. Earlier this year, the University of Cape Town was forced to remove a statue of Rhodes from their campus, after students attacked the statue repeatedly with excrement and wrapped it in black bin bags.
  • School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

    12/13/2015 9:44:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2015 | Susan Edelman
    Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. "Harvest festival" has replaced Thanksgiving, and "winter celebrations" substitute for Christmas parties. New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents. "We definitely can't say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,"PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. "No angels. We can't even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David." Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.
  • Facebook removed suspect profile after California shooting

    12/04/2015 1:08:40 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-4-15
    A Facebook profile established under an alias by Tashfeen Malik, one of the suspects in the California shooting, was removed by the company for violating its community standards, which prohibit praise or promotion of "acts of terror," a spokesman said Friday. Content celebrating leaders of the Islamic State would be removed under the company's standards, said a Facebook Inc spokesman, who asked not to be named.
  • Universities: Avoid Basically Anything Holiday-Related to Be ‘Inclusive’

    12/04/2015 1:14:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 12-4-15 | Katherine Timpf
    Universities across the country are telling students and staff that they should avoid basically anything holiday-related in their seasonal displays and parties -- including even certain color combinations -- in order to ensure "inclusivity." It's bad -- and these three schools may be the worst:
  • After 33 years, ‘Christmas in Washington’ has been canceled

    11/30/2015 5:49:55 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    WaPo ^ | 11/30/15 | Helena Andrews-Dyer
    After more than three decades and five administrations, “Christmas in Washington,” the celebrity-packed holiday special attended by the first family, won’t be returning for its 34th holiday season. No, the Grinch didn’t have anything to do with it — at least we don’t think he did. After last year’s show, hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, TNT announced that it would no longer broadcast the Christmas special, ending a 15-year partnership with veteran producer George Stevens Jr. and his son, Michael. The Stevenses, who had just been ousted as the producers of the Kennedy Center Honors gala, said they were...
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church to remove images of Confederate flags

    11/28/2015 3:09:39 PM PST · by lqcincinnatus · 18 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | November 23, 2015 | LAURA KEBEDE
    The historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy” has begun removing all images of the Confederate flag from within its walls. The measure includes six plaques with various versions of the Confederate flag, the church’s coat of arms with the flag on kneelers at the high altar, and bookplates in some books in the church’s library. The coat of arms will be retired, and the church will start to dig deeper in its history, the role of race and slavery in that history, and how parishioners can engage in conversations about race in the Richmond...
  • Atheist Group Wants Removal of 'Obnoxious' Gideon Bibles From Hotel Rooms

    11/15/2015 6:06:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 11/15/2015 | Stoyan Zaimov
    The American Center for Law and Justice said it plans to stand up to the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which recently called for the removal of Gideon Bibles from state-run lodgings.The group noted that the latest battle began after FFRF Co-Presidents Annie Laurie Gaylor and her husband, Dan Barker, stayed at the Holmes Student Center Hotel in DeKalb, Illinois, and discovered a Gideon Bible placed in their hotel room. "No one is making any guest open the Bible. No one is making them read it. In fact, the university is not 'providing bibles;' it is allowing a Christian group to...
  • The Campus Purges are Only Going to Get a Lot Worse

    11/13/2015 6:40:56 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/12/2015 | Michael Ledeen
    Universities can’t withstand mobs, as countless assaults have proven. I’ve lived through two: at Washington University in St. Louis, in 1968, and then about a decade later at the University of Rome. In the summer of ’68 I saw a good deal of the French “Revolution,” which took over most of Paris for a week or so. Its headquarters were at the Sorbonne. It’s in the nature of campus revolts that the leaders aren’t going to be satisfied with limited reforms to the school; they are inspired by inflated rhetoric, and they see themselves at the center of a great...
  • Hoax-Based Student Protests Spread Nationwide as Spoiled Children

    11/12/2015 1:52:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 12, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know, yesterday we -- I won't say we broke news, but we were among the first here to report the true nature of the fraud of all the so-called protests at University of Missouri at Columbia. And today, there are stories all over the place about it. I'm gonna briefly touch on it again in case you weren't here yesterday -- shame, shame. But both these stories were the primary focus of the program yesterday. Here's one from -- well, the website didn't publish here. It doesn't matter. The news is out there. This is a...
  • BREAKING: Mary Spellman Resigns as Dean of Students (Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA)

    11/12/2015 1:30:58 PM PST · by abb · 115 replies
    The Forum ^ | November 12, 2015 | Staff
    At 12:02 p.m. on Thursday, November 12, Mary Spellman resigned as Dean of Students following calls for her resignation after students of color articulated concerns about the Dean of Students office being unsupportive towards students of marginalized identities, and two students yesterday began hunger strikes calling for her resignation. Additional coverage coming later — find Spellman’s email to the CMC community below. Dear CMC Community: Since 2010 I have been privileged to serve as Dean of Students at Claremont McKenna College. Today I am submitting my letter of resignation, effective immediately. I do so with sadness beyond words, because these...
  • Ithaca College students gather to demand president's resignation (Here we go again)

    ITHACA, NY -- Hundreds of Ithaca College students and supporters gathered at the center of campus Wednesday to demand the resignation of college president Tom Rochon and an overhaul of the structures at the campus that they said make students of color feel unsafe and excluded. The protest, which began around 1:30 p.m. and attracted at least 750 people, was in response to what organizers said were a series of incidents that demonstrated cultural insensitivity and exclusion of certain groups.
  • Harvard law students campaign for removal of slavery seal

    11/10/2015 6:57:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 49 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/10/15 | Harriet Alexander
    A group of Harvard law students are calling for the faculty to drop their official shield, which they say honours a family who made their fortune through slavery. The members of "Royall Must Fall" want the emblem of the school changing from the current coat of arms of Isaac Royall. Royall, born in 1719 in Antigua, was the son of wealthy sugar plantation owners and slave traders. The family moved to Massachusetts and on the death of Royall's father, he inherited 12 African slaves -- more than any other household at the time. Royall was banished from the US after...
  • State funeral list in N. Korea triggers purge speculation

    11/09/2015 6:44:18 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies
    AFP ^ | Nov. 9, 2015
    State funeral list in N. Korea triggers purge speculation A state funeral in North Korea has sparked another fresh round of purge rumours after one of Kim Jong-Un's most powerful aides was omitted from the official funeral committee list. Marshal Ri Ul-Sol, who died of lung cancer at the weekend, is to be given a state funeral on November 11, and the list of 170 names published on Sunday -- headed by leader Kim Jong-Un -- is an official Who's Who of the top political and military hierarchy. A notable absentee, however, is Choe Ryong-Hae, a member of the ruling...
  • Scandal probe ensnares commander of U.S., NATO troops in Afghanistan ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST

    11/12/2012 10:22:04 PM PST · by JouleZ · 112 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 12, 2012 | Craig Whitlock
    Here we go again. Obama is taking down the leadership of Americas military.(my words) According to a senior U.S. defense official, the FBI has uncovered between 20,000 and 30,000 pages of “potentially inappropriate” emails between Allen and Jill Kelley, a 37-year-old Tampa woman whose close friendship with Petraeus ultimately led to his downfall. Allen, a Marine, succeeded Petraeus as the top allied commander in Afghanistan in July 2011.