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  • Dem Promises Reparations by 2020 [semi-satire]

    03/12/2018 10:47:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 Mar 2018 | John Semmens
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif) promised an audience in Selma, Alabama that "we will provide reparations for slavery to all African-Americans by 2020 if we take back the House this November. We are going to divert those billion dollar tax cuts Trump gave to corporations and white people and pay off every Black man, woman, and child in America, except for 'Uncle Toms' like Ben Carson." Waters brushed aside difficulties in trying to distinguish between whites who owned slaves and the millions of white soldiers who fought in the Civil War that ended slavery in this country. "It's not about guilt...
  • Texas police have rescued 341 children after anti-trafficking training. [truncated]

    03/06/2018 7:35:23 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 27, 2018 | Steve Volt
    [title cont'd] "They hope it goes nationwide." When Deputy Patrick Paquette pulled to a stop on Interstate 20 in Georgia in January 2013, he didn’t anticipate a career-altering experience. He saw a young man and a far younger girl standing on the side of the highway. Both were handcuffed. The pair had been detained by an officer who had pulled them over for speeding, smelled pot and discovered a bag of marijuana. To Paquette, a Greene County sheriff’s deputy with 11 years of experience, it seemed like a routine case of drug possession. The man looked sullen. The young girl...
  • A former slave and two-time Olympian just became an Airman

    02/27/2018 9:40:16 AM PST · by Freeport · 21 replies
    We Are The Mighty ^ | Feb. 26, 2018 | Airman 1st Class Dillon Parker
    After enduring countless hardships and overcoming unimaginable obstacles, Airman 1st Class Guor Maker, a dental assistant currently in technical training, found his way out of war-torn South Sudan, Africa and into the U.S. nearly 20 years ago.SurvivingAs one of roughly 20,000 children uprooted by the gruesome Second Sudanese Civil War, Maker’s childhood was far from normal. After losing 28 family members, including eight of his nine siblings, 8-year-old Maker set out on foot from South Sudan to live with his uncle.“The country I came from was torn apart by war,” said Maker. “It was all I knew growing up,...
  • 'Forgive us, because we sold them,' says African ambassador on possible slave ship find

    02/18/2018 9:19:39 AM PST · by boycott · 61 replies ^ | 2-18-18 | Ben Raines
    "I am just begging them to forgive us, because we sold them. Our forefathers sold their brothers and sisters. I am not the person to talk to them. No! May their souls rest in peace, perfect peace. They should forgive us. They should," Posset said, wiping tears from his cheeks. "Qualified people will come and talk to them in due time. I feel so sad."
  • Racially Incorrect Facts Regarding Race and Slavery

    02/15/2018 6:57:45 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 43 replies ^ | 21 July 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    As was recently shown, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, with its central claim that police around the country are hunting and killing innocent black men, is a lie. Yet the BLM myth is enmeshed within a larger narrative, a narrative of eternal White Racism. And couched within this tale are distortions and outright crucially false ideas of slavery. In the interest of that "honest discussion" of race that the Eric Holders and Barack Obamas of the world claim to want, I submit considerations without which no such discussion can be had. One glaringly inconvenient truth that, odds are, few...
  • Sponsor An Immigrant Yourself (Mega Barf Alert)

    02/14/2018 8:32:29 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 11 replies
    Politco ^ | February 13, 2018 | ERIC POSNER and GLEN WEYL
    The raw emotions generated by immigration policy—provoked by heartrending stories of families torn apart by deportation, or citizens murdered by illegal immigrants—have scrambled political allegiances and confused public debate. Republicans, usually the champions of family values and small government, now want to restrict family reunification and give bureaucrats the power to screen people who want to enter the country. Democrats, traditionally the allies of the working class, want big business to select immigrants and have given scant attention to the legitimate interests of working-class natives. The only way to end this politically charged debate is to think carefully about benefits...
  • The Great Gamble: Our Beloved Constitution

    02/05/2018 12:32:28 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 5th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    In 1787 the future of free government was dim. The spectacle of insurrection in Massachusetts, the state with the unquestionably best constitution, did not bode well for the Federal Convention. Where other state senates of the day featured senators chosen by either the lower house or popular election from large districts, the Massachusetts senate purposely represented the wealth of the state. If set side-by-side, the 1780 Massachusetts constitution and our federal Constitution of 1787 are strikingly similar. Both have three branches and a bicameral legislature. The senates of each sought to quell rash measures expected from the people’s representatives. In...
  • The Mexican Border-Crossing App That Suddenly Disappeared

    01/26/2018 9:45:30 AM PST · by shove_it · 14 replies
    Motherboard ^ | 25 Jan 2018 | Brian Anderson
    On Monday, while a stopgap spending measure was being approved in the Senate as part of a new February deadline for immigration reform, a curious teaser video appeared online. “What if there was a smarter way that gave people the power to freely enter and reenter the United States with just a few taps of their smartphone?” a narrator asked. What if? The slick 72-second spot had largely slipped under the radar, with a mere 59 views at the time it was abruptly taken offline Wednesday evening. That’s something of an irony, considering it’s for a mobile app we’re told...
  • WATCH: African migrants tortured, auctioned by human traffickers in Libya

    A video showing migrants being tortured by human traffickers in Libya went viral on social media following a report by CNN showing footage of migrants being sold as slaves there. The last two scenes of the video shows migrants being subjected to unprecedented torture and brutality. A migrant who was completely stripped of his clothes cries out in pain as the trafficker burns a plastic bottle and drips hot plastic on his body. The migrants body shows several scars and burns. Another stands on his head using insulting language telling him to look up at the camera. The second video...
  • On Slavery

    01/25/2018 1:50:17 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 9 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | January 25th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Last week, Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois slammed President Trump for using the term, “chain migration.” Like any good Leftist, Durbin never misses the opportunity, no matter how shallow and silly, to exploit racial cracks in our society. He asserted that chain migration conjured images of the white man’s past enslavement of blacks. I will take Durbin’s bait, but will look at slavery from the viewpoint of our Founding generation. Beginning in the 1640s, chattel slavery in English North America eased an agricultural labor shortage in the mid and southern colonies. While slavery was necessary to economic well-being, everyone recognized...
  • Frederick Douglass in 1852: "What to the Slave is the 4th of July?"

    01/15/2018 11:17:47 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 62 replies
    Teaching American History ^ | July 5, 1852 | Frederick Douglass
    Fellow Citizens, I am not wanting in respect for the fathers of this republic. The signers of the Declaration of Independence were brave men. They were great men too — great enough to give fame to a great age. It does not often happen to a nation to raise, at one time, such a number of truly great men. The point from which I am compelled to view them is not, certainly, the most favorable; and yet I cannot contemplate their great deeds with less than admiration. They were statesmen, patriots and heroes, and for the good they did, and...
  • Durbin: Term ‘Chain Migration’ Painful to African-Americans Because They Migrated to U.S. in Chains

    01/12/2018 9:49:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 164 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2018 | Jeff Poor
    Friday, Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) backed up a Washington Post report claiming President Donald Trump referred to certain nations as “shithole countries” in a bipartisan meeting Trump held with members of Congress on immigration policy. Durbin’s remarks were made to reporters and captured by MSNBC’s camera. Durbin also criticized Trump for his use of the term “chain migration” because according to the Senate Minority Whip, it was offensive to African-Americans that “migrated” to the United States chains.
  • Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers

    01/12/2018 8:45:47 AM PST · by Cheerio · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Jan 2018 | John Carney
    FULL TITLE:Shameless: Hundreds of CEOs Demand Dreamer Amnesty Shortly After Promising Tax Cuts Will Help American Workers Corporate America is not leaving it to lawmakers and the White House to reach a deal to determine the fate of millions of illegal foreign workers whose temporary permission to work in the U.S. is set to expire early this year. Instead, more than 100 corporate leaders are demanding immediate and permanent amnesty for millions of so-called “Dreamers.” Just days after President Donald Trump hosted Democratic and Republican lawmakers at the White House to discuss legislation that would authorize funding for a border...
  • Dire Economic News Heartens Dems 2018 Election Hopes [semi-satire]

    01/08/2018 2:41:27 PM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 Jan 2018 | John Semmens
    A trio of recently released economic statistics have boosted Democratic hopes of retaking the majority in the House and Senate later this year. First, in December, private employers increased payrolls by stepping up hiring and reducing layoffs. Second, unemployment among blacks fell to the lowest level since 1972. Third, the number of Americans on food stamps fell by two million. Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez labeled these statistics “the starkest of warnings concerning the sad fate in store for average Americans under Republican government. Millions are being forced out of the social safety net so meticulously constructed for them...
  • Texas Couple Ordered to Pay Enslaved Nanny $121,000

    01/06/2018 6:27:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018
    A Houston-area couple who pleaded guilty to federal charges related to forcing a Nigerian woman to work nearly 20 hours taking care of their home and five children without pay for two years was ordered Friday to pay her more than $121,000 in restitution. Chudy Nsobundu, 57, and his wife Sandra Nsobundu, 49, also were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nancy Atlas to seven months in jail and seven months of home confinement, plus three years on probation. The naturalized U.S. citizens originally from Nigeria recruited the woman there with the promise of a $100 monthly wage. Instead, authorities say...
  • Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal’s Ex-Wife Tells All: Orgies with Underage Girls [fake]

    12/31/2017 3:55:27 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 79 replies
    TruePundit ^ | 12-31-2017 | admin
    Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud. She mentioned one of the most repulsive things: buying and renting the children, especially the orphans, from countries like Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Djibouti, Somalia, Nigeria, Romania and Bulgaria.
  • How many Founding Fathers were themselves held in slavery?

    12/22/2017 4:29:25 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 48 replies
    A couple of years ago, I came across and wrote about an article in Ebony magazine on the topic of white slavery. This highlights yet another miscarriage of fake historians. We are all supposed to collectively shrug our shoulders, wave our hand and say "oh but that was just 'indentured servitude'. That wasn't real slavery." As the Ebony article makes clear, yes, it was very much "just as real" as the slavery we are all constantly made to feel guilty for. But I've already written what I wanted about that article. Here's the real question: How many of the Founding...
  • 16th Amendment... Unlike others, it allows government to commit violence anytime to anyone, anytime!

    12/21/2017 7:35:13 AM PST · by FiddlePig · 11 replies
    RedNeckoBlogger ^ | 12/21/2017 | RedNeckoBlogger
    Most Amendments PROTECT the average law-abiding citizen from government violence, the 16th does just the opposite!!! Gives government first claim to your property, labor and freedom! Using whatever means (violence included) necessary. The 16th Amendment (income tax) is the single biggest threat to liberty and our Republic! Since its implementation, liberty has gradually waned. The income tax requires the government to know ALL about you… where you live, your age, your kids, your money… everything… the 16th Amendment began the destruction of privacy. It made the IRS the single most feared government entity and was the first Amendment to threaten...
  • How Queen Victoria adopted an African slave girl whose parents were murdered [tr]

    12/09/2017 5:59:23 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 8, 2017 | Keiran Southern
    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert enjoyed a passionate private life that saw them share nine children. Victoria, portrayed by Jenna Coleman in the ITV drama of the same name, famously refused to obey the conservative standards of the time, even going as far as calling her many pregnancies the 'shadow side' of marriage. But what is little known is the fact the queen and her husband also had a tenth child after adopting a Nigerian princess following the brutal murder of her royal parents. Sarah Forbes Bonetta was just five when she was captured by the merciless King of Dahomey in...
  • Georgetown's Middle East Bridge to Nowhere

    12/07/2017 6:40:44 PM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 7, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Georgetown, amid years of reports that its Middle East Studies were compromised by apologists for violent extremists, if not outright terrorists, has, if anything, doubled down on its approach. "Breaking news on the discipline of Middle East studies is seldom kind to Georgetown University," a report from Campus Watch notes. "In July 2017 came word that the Bridge Initiative of the Saudi-funded Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU) had hired former Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) national legal director Arsalan Iftikhar as a senior research fellow." "With the appointment, Bridge/ACMCU has effectively become a branch of...