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  • Claremont McKenna dean resigns after students protest racial bias [Another one bites the dust]

    11/12/2015 5:37:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/12/2015 | Teresa Watanabe and Carla Rivera
    Stdent protests roiled college campuses Thursday, when Claremont McKenna College's dean of students resigned under pressure over racial tensions and protesters at more than 100 colleges and universities nationwide demanded the cancellation of student debt. Dean Mary Spellman at Claremont McKenna stepped down after she sparked a campus protest and hunger strikes by two students this week over her email to a Latina student saying she would work to serve those who "don't fit our CMC mold." Spellman later apologized but her remarks appeared to be a tipping point for students who have pressed the campus for months for greater...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934)

    02/09/2014 11:20:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1934 | Harold Young
  • Napoleon Invented Modern Idea Of Public Relations

    08/07/2013 8:01:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 7, 2013 | Monica Showalter
    Forth In A Series Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Unlike any leader before him, Napoleon Bonaparte engineered his rise to power, almost out of nowhere, not only through military prowess — but also through his mastery of propaganda to stir the public. "What strikes one almost immediately is the depth to which Bonaparte understood the art of propaganda and the degree to which he was personally involved in its creation," wrote historian Wayne Hanley in "The Genesis of Napoleonic Propaganda, 1796-1799." That's what led to Napoleon — almost a foreigner — to reach the heights of power and secure...
  • Obama Targets the Tea Party

    05/08/2012 5:44:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | May 8, 2012 | Aaron Goldstein
    ....You know the drill. Pick a target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it. Obama's re-election team has set it sights on the Tea Party. Of course, it's not the first time the Tea Party has been in Team Obama's crosshairs. Just last month, while appearing on CNN's State of the Union, David Axelrod told Candy Crowley that Republicans in Congress "were in the thralls of this reign of terror from the far right that has dragged the party to the right." So if one of Obama's top advisers is prepared to liken his political adversaries to terrorists then you...

    05/08/2012 6:35:08 AM PDT · by JesseWatters · 24 replies ^ | May 7 | Staff
    On the same day the Obama campaign revealed the first in a series of political ads devoid of political attacks, Senior Campaign Advisor David Axelrod derided several Romney backers as "contract killers." In a conference call with reporters Monday, Axelrod said the positive spin on the new ads, focusing on Obama's accomplishments rather than reverting to political attacks, doesn't preclude the campaign from reacting when it sees fit. "We're also going to be prepared, and I want to be clear, to respond to the attacks that we expect to continue from-- not just from the Romney campaign but from the...
  • Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reign of Terror Continues)

    03/03/2012 10:25:02 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sat Mar 3, 2012 | Emmett Berg
    Three Occupy Oakland Protesters Charged with Hate Crimes (Reuters) - Three Occupy Oakland protesters accused of surrounding and taunting a woman before stealing her wallet were charged on Friday with robbery and hate crimes, authorities said. Michael Davis, 32, Nneka Crawford, 23, and Randolph Wilkins, 24, confronted the woman on the streets of Oakland in February after she told them not to riot in her neighborhood, the Oakland Police said in a written release. "She was surrounded by three protestors and battered as they yelled vulgar epithets regarding their perception of her sexual orientation," Oakland Police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said....
  • Eat the Rich (Oh, you gotta read this)

    09/22/2011 1:22:25 PM PDT · by Scythian · 23 replies
    April 13, 2011 | Walter E. Williams
    By Walter E. Williams (Archive) • Wednesday, April 13, 2011 I've often said that I wish there were some humane way to get rid of the rich. If you asked why, I'd answer that getting rid of the rich would save us from distraction by leftist hustlers promoting the politics of envy. Not having the rich to fret over might enable us to better focus our energies on what's in the best interest of the 99.99 percent of the rest of us. Let's look at some facts about the rich laid out by Bill Whittle citing statistics on his RealClearPolitics...
  • Long Live the Revolution? (Lessons from the French Revolution on Bastille Day.)

    07/14/2011 3:10:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 13, 2011 | Adam Graham
    July 14 is the day the French people celebrate the storming of the Bastille. This led to the dethroning and beheading of King Louis XVI and the establishment of the first French Republic, which promised “liberty, equality, and fraternity.” The rest of the story doesn’t go so well. Out of the French Revolution came the Reign of Terror, which saw 16,000-40,000 people guillotined. Within fifteen years, the Republic gave way to the French Empire and the Napoleonic Wars and its millions of deaths.France is hardly alone in the list of nations with revolutions that failed to live up to their...
  • Supreme Court's scary ruling on state's prisons

    05/24/2011 8:13:43 AM PDT · by SmithL · 45 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/24/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    The U.S. Supreme Court effectively ordered California on Monday to release 33,000 inmates over two years from an in-state prison population that numbers about 143,000. Kent Scheidegger of the tough-on-crime Criminal Justice Legal Foundation blogged that Californians shouldn't "bother investing much in a car. It will be open season on cars, given that car thieves (nonviolent offenders) will never go to prison no matter how many times they are caught." The 5-4 Plata decision upheld a federal three-judge panel that in 2009 found that overcrowding in California prisons is "criminogenic" - likely to produce criminals - and ordered state prisons...
  • Harry 'Scrooge' Reid blasts GOP over Christmas work schedule

    12/16/2010 6:32:16 AM PST · by FredJake · 90 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/15/2010 | Joe Nebwy
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) adopted the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and scheduled the Senate to work through the Christmas holiday. Two Republicans - Jon Kyl of Arizona and Jim DeMint of South Carolina - objected, and that became political fodder for Reid, proving that nothing is off limits if a political point can be made. Reid then took to the floor of the Senate to blast the GOP. “I don’t need to hear the sanctimonious lectures of Sens. Kyl and DeMint to remind me of what Christmas means,” he said Wednesday afternoon. He also blamed Republicans - who...
  • [Russia:] Stalin-era files raided

    12/26/2008 3:37:02 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies · 792+ views
    FT ^ | 12/26/08 | Charles Clover
    Stalin-era files raided By Charles Clover in Moscow Published: December 26 2008 19:36 | Last updated: December 26 2008 19:36 One hundred thousand witnesses to the terror of Joseph Stalin’s rule are stored on 12 computer hard disks compiled by Memorial, a Russian human rights group based in St Petersburg. Several terabytes of data include thousands of hours of audio histories, digital versions of faded photographs, video evidence of mass graves. With a few computer keystrokes, one could retrieve a faded denunciation written by a son against a father, or hear a ghostly voice reciting a forced confession or naming...
  • Beaten By Teacher, Boy Prepares For Third Surgery (Student Beaten By Madrassa Teacher)

    12/06/2007 6:17:16 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 23 replies · 433+ views
    DNA - Daily News & Analysis ^ | Thursday, December 06, 2007 | PTI
    Beaten by teacher, boy prepares for third surgery PTI Thursday, December 06, 2007 18:46 IST ISLAMABAD: A 13-year-old Pakistani boy who was beaten by his teacher for not completing his homework is preparing to undergo a third surgery. Mudassar Aslam, a Class IX student of Himayatul Islam High School in Hyderabad, has already undergone two major intestinal surgeries after his teacher beat him. Aslam was rushed to Liaquat University Hospital on November 21 after he complained of severe abdominal pain. His teacher, Buland Iqbal, trashed him with a stick after tying him up. The boy said, "I was beaten with...
  • Group Calls for End to the Endangered Species Act's "Reign of Terror"

    06/23/2005 9:24:26 AM PDT · by Alexander Rubin · 32 replies · 632+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Thursday, June 23, 2005 | Peyton Knight
    Washington, D.C.–In a letter to House Resources Committee Chairman Richard Pombo (R-CA), the American Policy Center (APC) and over 50 public policy groups called for an end to the federal government’s unconstitutional practice of taking land and property rights under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Chairman Pombo plans to make reauthorizing the ESA a priority of the current Congress. "There are some who claim that the Act needs to be ‘strengthened,’ ‘updated,’ or ‘modernized,’" said APC president Tom DeWeese. "How absurd. For three decades this law has done nothing but steal property, destroy economies, shatter livelihoods, cost billions of dollars,...
  • Iraq is finally free of tyrant's reign of terror

    12/15/2003 10:29:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 118+ views
    The Australian ^ | December 16 2003
    Without the capacity to inspire terror tyrants fail. The pictures of an old, dishevelled Saddam Hussein the Iraqi people have now seen mean they will never fear him again. For dictators, image is everything. From Hitler on, totalitarian rulers have obsessively managed the way they are presented on film and and in photographs. And when they lose power over the way they are presented to their subjects, they are doomed. The Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu and his partner in tyranny, wife Elena, were captured on video before being executed in the popular uprising that destroyed their regime in 1989. They...
  • History Channel documentary on Saddam Hussein

    05/04/2003 9:09:33 PM PDT · by Reagan80 · 6 replies · 209+ views
    History Channel
    Called 'Reign of Terror'. Graphic, but fantastic. It started at Midnight, 5/5/03. Tune in now.
  • Red Terror mustn't be swept under the carpet

    12/24/2002 2:18:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 317+ views
    National Post ^ | December 24 2002 | George Jonas
    Earlier this month I accompanied John O'Sullivan, the head of United Press International, on a private tour of a museum in Budapest. The House of Terror, as it's now called, is situated in an unremarkable apartment building on a thoroughfare of elegant fin de siècle mansions. I passed it often in my childhood and youth, though always careful to walk on the opposite side of the street. We used to call the building simply by its address: 60 Andrássy Road. For 12 years, between 1944 and 1956, saying "60 Andrássy Road" carried the same meaning for us as saying "Bastille"...