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  • New CA Bill: Waiters Will Serve 6 Months In Prison For Handing Out ‘Unsolicited’ Straws

    01/26/2018 12:12:14 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 101 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | 1-25-18 | Caterine DeCiccio
    A California lawmaker has introduced a new bill that would make it illegal to distribute single-use straws to consumers at restaurants unless specifically requested. Ian Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California’s lower house, brought forth Assembly Bill 1884, citing environmental protection as a reason to discourage the use of “single use straws,” typically distributed with soft drinks, smoothies, and coffee, which are then disposed of after being used. “We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans,” Calderon stated in a media release. “AB 1884...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit may stall Suncoast Parkway extension

    12/21/2017 2:10:15 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | December 21, 2017 | Barbara Behrendt
    BROOKSVILLE — A last-minute lawsuit may put the brakes on the long-awaited extension of the Suncoast Parkway north into Citrus County. Construction was slated to begin early next year. At a Hernando-Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization meeting last week, city and county officials talked about a push at the state level to move the project ahead even faster. A ground-breaking ceremony was in the works. But like other steps in the process of building the toll road extension known as Suncoast Parkway 2, within days of that discussion, another shoe dropped. On Dec. 15, the Friends of Etna Turpentine Camp, Inc.,...
  • Hey California, say farewell to your traditional incandescent light bulbs

    12/20/2017 11:59:03 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 77 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | December 20, 2017 | By PATRICK MAY
    They date back to the time of Thomas Edison. They’ve provided decades and decades of warm bright light to our homes and workplaces. And they’re about go bye-bye. Starting Jan. 1, 2018, the humble everyday incandescent light bulb will continue on its long and steady fade into our collective memory. Manufacturers will no longer make the traditional 100-watt bulb and stores will eventually sell out of current supplies. Consumers will have to choose from more efficient bulbs that use no more than 72 watts, including halogen incandescents, compact fluorescents and light-emitting diode, or LED, bulbs. This is not the first...
  • EU-Africa Summit Opens Under Shadow of Migrant Slave Trade Reports

    11/29/2017 5:46:33 PM PST · by Yardstick · 1 replies
    AFP via MSN ^ | November 29, 2017 | Lachlan Carmichael
    Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara called Wednesday for "all urgent measures" to end migrant slave trading in Libya as he opened an Europe-Africa summit meant to focus on long-term economic growth and stability. The slavery revelations are casting a shadow over the Abidjan summit, which both sides hope will launch a deeper partnership to create jobs for Africa's exploding population while reducing mass migration and terrorism. "Given this wretched drama which recalls the worst hours of human history, I would like to appeal to our sense of responsibility to take all urgent measures to put an end to that practice...
  • Africans are being sold at Libyan slave markets. Thanks, Hillary Clinton. [link only]

    11/27/2017 4:19:39 AM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    USA Today November 27, 2017 [link only] | November 27, 2017 | Glenn Harlan Reynolds
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/27/clinton-ponders-2020-run-lets-not-forget-her-real-libya-scandal-glenn-reynolds-column/895853001/?utm_source=feedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=usatoday-newstopstories
  • Trump slams forced abortion, infanticide in North Korea

    11/09/2017 9:58:10 AM PST · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    Life Site News ^ | November 8, 2017 | Claire Chretien
    SOUTH KOREA, November 8, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – President Trump blasted the forced abortions and infanticide that are regularly committed in North Korea, asking why China would “feel an obligation” to help a country that kills Chinese babies for being “inferior.” “North Korean women are forced to abort babies that are considered ethnically inferior,” Trump told South Korea’s National Assembly. “And if these babies are born, the newborns are murdered.” “One woman's baby born to a Chinese father was taken away in a bucket,” Trump recalled. “The guard said it did not deserve to live because it was impure.”
  • Texans plan pregame protest of Bob McNair's comments

    10/29/2017 1:24:06 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    espn.com ^ | 10/29/17 | espn.com
    Houston Texans players are planning to protest as a unit before Sunday's game against the Seattle Seahawks in the wake of team owner Bob McNair's controversial "inmates running the prison" comment, a league source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Texans held a players meeting Saturday in Seattle to decide how to handle Sunday after McNair's comments surfaced, the source said. Texans left tackle Duane Brown told ESPN's Josina Anderson on Sunday morning that he anticipates that "up to 65 to 70 percent" of the team's players could kneel. He said the players would not remove the team's decals from their...
  • BEN AFFLECK HAS ANOTHER NINE SLAVEHOLDER ANCESTORS FROM THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH (214 slaves total)

    04/27/2015 12:52:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 58 replies
    Big Government ^ | April 27, 2015
    Movie star Ben Affleck has another nine slaveholder ancestors from Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia, according to publicly available Census records and genealogy research conducted by Breitbart News. Last week, Affleck admitted that he successfully pressured Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates to edit his Georgia slaveholding ancestor, Benjamin Cole, out of an episode of the PBS series “Finding Your Roots” that featured his family history. This brings the number of Affleck’s known slaveholder ancestors to 12, who owned a total of 214 slaves. The relative ease with which Breitbart News was able to find these nine additional slaveholding...
  • NOW 14 KNOWN SLAVEHOLDING ANCESTORS OF BEN AFFLECK THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH

    05/01/2015 8:29:47 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/29/15 | Patrick leahy
    Hollywood movie star Ben Affleck has two additional slaveholding ancestors. S.L. Speisseger, who owned 3 slaves in Chatham County Georgia in 1840, according to 1840 U.S. Census, and Georgia A. Speissegger Cole, who owned 1 slave in 1863 and 1864, according to Savannah and Chatham County, Georgia tax digests found by the Daily Beast. This brings the total number of Affleck’s known slaveholding ancestors to 14, and the number of slaves either owned or “held” as a trustee or on behalf of an estate by these ancestors to 242.
  • Seattle Named After Slave Owner (Vanity)

    08/17/2017 5:14:25 PM PDT · by llevrok · 56 replies
    "Seattle earned his reputation at a young age as a leader and a warrior, ambushing and defeating groups of tribal enemy raiders coming up the Green River from the Cascade foothills, and attacking the Chimakum and the S'Klallam tribes living on the Olympic Peninsula. Like many of his contemporaries, he owned slaves captured during his raids. "
  • 9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves

    08/17/2017 3:21:11 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 36 replies
    9 White Celebs, World Leaders Whose Families Owned Slaves Anderson Cooper A rule of thumb is: where there is old money, you will find some connection to slavery. So of course it wasn’t hard to determine that Anderson Cooper was connected, in a familial way, to slavery. His bloodline is tied to the Vanderbilts, one of the richest families in American history. Cooper’s great-great-grandfather, Cornelius Vanderbilt – who was also Cooper’s cousin through inbreeding – was a tycoon who built his wealth from shipping and railroads. He also owned plantations: one in particular was in Georgetown, S.C., where Michelle Robinson...
  • ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction

    08/17/2017 5:21:00 AM PDT · by VastRWCon · 18 replies
    ESPN ^ | 08/15/2017 | Ray Sanchez, CNN
    ESPN apologizes for fantasy football segment compared to slave auction
  • The Forgotten History of Britain's White Slaves in America

    07/28/2017 11:32:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 76 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 28, 2017 | Janet Levy
    Slavery in America, typically associated with blacks from Africa, was an enterprise that began with the shipping of more than 300,000 white Britons to the colonies. This little known history is fascinatingly recounted in White Cargo (New York University Press, 2007). Drawing on letters, diaries, ship manifests, court documents, and government archives, authors Don Jordan and Michael Walsh detail how thousands of whites endured the hardships of tobacco farming and lived and died in bondage in the New World. Following the cultivation in 1613 of an acceptable tobacco crop in Virginia, the need for labor accelerated. Slavery was viewed as...
  • Black Activists Criticize Gore for Comparing Climate Change Advocacy to Fight Against Slavery

    07/15/2017 10:32:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 7/14/2017 | Rick Moran
    Al Gore was in Australia Thursday promoting his new video, "An Inconvenient Sequel,” the follow-up to Gore’s 2006 “An Inconvenient Truth.” While speaking to attendees of the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne, the former vice president compared climate change advocates to those who worked to end slavery, promote civil rights and women's suffrage, battled apartheid in South Africa, and worked for gay rights. He said those activists had also experienced "ferocious resistance" to their cause. Global warming advocacy is a movement that stifles dissent from the dominant scientific view, ruins the careers of people who disagree, threatens to throw skeptics...
  • 21 Across U.S. Are Indicted in ‘Modern-Day Sex Slave’ Ring

    05/25/2017 12:16:32 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2017 | Monica Davey
    CHICAGO — The young women, many of them from poor families in Thailand, were promised trips to the United States. They would also receive visas. Life in cities like Chicago would be rosy, they were told, and they would be able to help support their families back home. But the promises, federal authorities say, came with an enormous toll: The women were required to work as prostitutes in cities all over this country until they could pay off exorbitant “bondage debts,” set as high as $60,000, to the very people who had promised them better lives. Law enforcement authorities on...
  • Libya: African Migrants Bought and Sold Openly in 'Slave Markets' in Libya

    05/12/2017 9:27:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    All Africa ^ | 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service | Baher Kamal 9 MAY 2017 Inter Press Service
    Hundreds of migrants along North African migration routes are being bought and sold openly in modern day 'slave markets' in Libya, survivors have told the United Nations migration agency, which warned that these reports "can be added to a long list of outrages" in the country. The International Criminal Court is now considering investigating. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) had already sounded the alarm after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including Nigeria, Ghana and the Gambia. They described 'slave markets' tormenting hundreds of young...
  • Slave Owner in America Was a Black Man

    05/06/2017 5:40:22 AM PDT · by keving · 25 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 5th, 2017 11:32 pm | Jim Hoft
    Something you won’t read about in the US history books. The first legal slave owner in America was black and he owned white slaves. us slavery Anthony Johnson (BC 1600 – 1670) was an Angolan who achieved freedom in the early 17th century Colony of Virginia. Johnson was captured in his native Angola by an enemy tribe and sold to Arab (Muslim) slave traders. He was eventually sold as an indentured servant to a merchant working for the Virginia Company. In March of 1654, according to Delmarva Settlers, The courts ruled in favor of Anthony Johnson and declared John Casor...
  • Nigeria marks three years since Boko Haram's mass abduction of schoolgirls’

    04/14/2017 3:50:38 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 13 replies
    Nigerians on Friday marked three years since the mass abduction of nearly 300 schoolgirls by Boko Haram extremists amid anger that government efforts to negotiate their freedom appear to have stalled.
  • Libya: African migrants sold as slaves in slave markets

    04/13/2017 12:24:27 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 04/13/2017 | Robert Spencer
    "Does this have anything to do with Islam? Why, certainly. We constantly hear in the West that Islam forbids slavery. Reality is otherwise. The Qur’an has Allah telling Muhammad that he has given him girls as sex slaves: “Prophet, We have made lawful to you the wives to whom you have granted dowries and the slave girls whom God has given you as booty.” (Qur’an 33:50) Muhammad bought slaves: “Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) reported: There came a slave and pledged allegiance to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) on migration; he (the Holy Prophet) did not know...