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  • Ringleader of Oxford University plot to remove Cecil Rhodes statue is accused of racism [tr]

    09/23/2016 6:40:44 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 23, 2016 | Eleanor Harding
    The ringleader of the Oxford University ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign has been accused of racism after admitting he wanted to ‘whip’ a fellow student because he was white. Ntokozo Qwabe, 25, was filmed using a stick to hit a student’s mobile phone out of his hands – and then ranted online that his victim was guilty of ‘white apartheid settler colonial entitlement’.
  • The Republican purge to come: Gabriel Schoenfeld

    09/22/2016 10:37:38 AM PDT · by detective · 72 replies
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  • [N. Korea] Kim Jong-un's Sister Purges Own Superiors

    09/19/2016 3:26:52 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 2016/09/19
    Kim Jong-un's Sister Purges Own Superiors North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's sister Yeo-jong is apparently responsible for sending a string of high-ranking party officials off to humiliating "re-education." Kim Yeo-jong rose to the post of vice director of the Workers Party's Propaganda and Agitation Department in November 2014, where she is in charge of the personality cult surrounding her brother and party propaganda. She immediately sent three elderly superiors off for re-education -- Kim Ki-nam (87), Ri Jae-il (81) and Choe Hwi (62), intelligence sources here said. Re-education usually takes the form of labor at chicken farms and rural plantations....
  • Alexandria [VA] City Council votes to rename Jefferson Davis Highway

    09/17/2016 5:14:55 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 50 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | September 17, 2016 5:24 pm | Jenny Glick
    WASHINGTON — In a unanimous vote Saturday, the Alexandria City Council has decided to change the name of Jefferson Davis Highway, a roadway named for Jefferson Davis, the president of the Confederacy. “I could honestly say, personally, raise my taxes to pay for it, to satisfy my parents, my grandparents,” Councilman Willie F. Bailey Sr. said. The council discussed the possibility of changing the name to Patrick Henry but tabled the discussion for later. An advisory committee did not recommend name changes for all the streets in Alexandria named after Confederate soldiers but has now opened the door for neighbors...
  • Hillary Clinton: Churches are temples of sedition

    09/17/2016 12:35:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 78 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63TgxJMKZ4 So much for dissent is patriotic
  • Monuments to the Battle for the New South: Virginia, increasingly diverse [tr]

    09/16/2016 8:14:03 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | September 15, 2016 | Lisa Rab
    Nine years ago, a driver lost control of his pickup truck and crashed into the Confederate monument on the front lawn of the Franklin County Courthouse, decapitating the marble soldier. Some locals who found the monument offensive said they were glad to see it go, but there was never much doubt that once the money was raised, the soldier would be back. The rededication ceremony in 2010 drew a crowd of about 500 people—women wore hoop skirts and men donned the gray uniforms of Confederate soldiers. “We’re very proud of it,” says Linda Stanley, managing director of the Franklin County...
  • 'So Help Me God’ Left Out of Naturalization Oath in D.C. Ceremony

    09/15/2016 12:48:44 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    https://pjmedia.com/ ^ | September 14, 2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    WASHINGTON – Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell, appointed by President Obama to the District Court for the District of Columbia, left out “so help me God” while administering the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony Wednesday. Howell asked the new U.S. citizens to raise their right hand and “repeat the ‘Oath of Allegiance’ after me.” According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the oath goes: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a...
  • SF school board head calls for renaming slaveowner branded schools

    09/14/2016 9:23:36 AM PDT · by massmike · 31 replies
    sfexaminer.com ^ | 09/14/2016 | Michael Barba
    The head of San Francisco’s school board wants to strip the names of slaveholders off local public schools like George Washington High School, one of many schools in The City named after dead white men with “problematic” histories, he said Monday. Board of Education President Matt Haney is expected to introduce a resolution as early as next week encouraging schools in the San Francisco Unified School District that bear the names of men with questionable human rights legacies to consider proposing new monikers. Haney is hoping the school district can have more schools named after people of color, women and...
  • Obama purged military of those who sought victory

    09/10/2016 3:59:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    It was not hyperbole when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said that under resident Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the U.S. military had been "reduced to rubble" and left floundering without a coherent strategy or meaningful capability to win wars. It is a fait accompli, engineered by our commander-in-chief to reduce America's global footprint, an America he has profusely apologized for, and one he blames for all the world's ills. Almost as soon as he took office, resident Obama began a military purge not dissimilar to those routinely conducted by third-world despots, with the goal of eliminating voices...
  • SF official suggests taking slaveholders’ names off schools

    09/06/2016 6:17:19 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 6, 2016 | Steve Rubenstein and Rachel Swan
    George Washington, the guy on the quarter, could soon be facing the ax in San Francisco as surely as his fabled cherry tree. The president of the San Francisco school board thinks it’s time to consider renaming schools that bear the names of slave owners — including Washington and his friends and fellow presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe.
  • Italy's Most Traditionally Friendly Bishop Resigns at 72

    09/02/2016 12:56:38 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 3 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | September 22, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    As predicted the tradition friendly Bishop of Albenga-Imperia, Msgr. Mario Olivieri, has been retired by Pope Francis at the age of 72 years. As was announced in this day's Bulletin of the Holy See, "Pope Francis has accepted the resignation by S. Ex. Msgr. Mario Olivieri from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Albenga-Imperia (Italy)." For successor, Francis has appointed Msgr. Guglielmo Borghetti, the former Bishop Coadjutor. Bishop Olivieri was among the most tradition friendly bishops of the Catholic episcopate. A group of priests of his diocese had railed his appointment in 1990, but have had no success in...
  • Time to Remove Religion from Public Life

    08/23/2016 4:39:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 29/7/16 | Nasser Dashti
    This is on Kuwaiti TV.
  • Hillary scrubs sexual assault pledge after allegations against Bill resurface

    08/16/2016 8:21:01 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 15, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    The Clinton campaign has removed a statement from its Web site declaring that all survivors of sexual assault “have the right to be believed” — after being reminded that Bill Clinton was accused of rape decades ago. The passage had been prominently featured on a page dedicated to “campus sexual assault” on HillaryClinton.com. “I want to send a message to every survivor of sexual assault: Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard. You have the right to be believed, and we’re with you,” it read. But by February, the sentence “You have the right...
  • For Ole Miss sports, ‘Dixie’ is dead

    08/19/2016 8:34:58 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 59 replies
    Mississippi Today ^ | August 19, 2016 | Adam Ganucheau
    The University of Mississippi’s marching band will no longer play any variation of the song “Dixie” – a tradition some seven decades old at football games and other sporting events. The University's Athletic Department confirmed to Mississippi Today on Friday that the song, which was the unofficial anthem of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War, will no longer be played at athletic events.
  • Vanderbilt pays $1.2M to remove ‘Confederate’ from dorm name

    08/16/2016 7:03:54 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 26 replies
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University announced Monday that it will pay more than a million dollars to remove an inscription containing the word “Confederate” from one of its campus dorms. The private university has referred to the Confederate Memorial Hall simply as “Memorial Hall” since 2002, but was blocked in court from changing the name chiseled on the building because it was constructed with the help of a $50,000 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1933. Under the agreement, Vanderbilt will pay $1.2 million, the equivalent of the gift made 83 years ago, to the organization’s Tennessee...
  • Turkey coup attempt: Nearly 82,000 sacked or suspended

    08/14/2016 5:52:01 AM PDT · by fluorescence · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 13 August 2016
    Some 5,000 state employees have been sacked and 77,000 suspended in the purge since last month's failed coup in Turkey, the prime minister says. Binali Yildirim told reporters in Ankara that more than 3,000 of those sacked were members of the military. They are suspected of links to exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, he said. Announcing a visit to Turkey by US Vice-President Joe Biden, he again urged the US to extradite Mr Gulen. The cleric, a former ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, lives in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, from where he runs a worldwide network of charities and...
  • No American flags visible at DNC on Day 1

    07/26/2016 6:24:39 AM PDT · by detective · 68 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.