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  • Brain decoder can eavesdrop on your inner voice (Thought Police Alert)

    10/30/2014 10:44:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    newscientist ^ | Oct. 29, 2014 | Helen Thomson
    As you read this, your neurons are firing – that brain activity can now be decoded to reveal the silent words in your head TALKING to yourself used to be a strictly private pastime. That's no longer the case – researchers have eavesdropped on our internal monologue for the first time. The achievement is a step towards helping people who cannot physically speak communicate with the outside world. "If you're reading text in a newspaper or a book, you hear a voice in your own head," says Brian Pasley at the University of California, Berkeley. "We're trying to decode the...
  • Profit or Prejudice? Race Sensitivity Creates New Marketing Risks

    09/14/2014 9:49:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    When Pepsi-Cola President Walter Mack recognized his company could sell more product to black Americans in the 1940s, he initiated a racially-targeted marketing effort to increase sales. It worked and the company’s market share rose dramatically in just a few years. The strategy was so successful, some inside the company were concerned it might be off-putting to white consumers, prompting Mack to declare that Pepsi would not, “become known as a n----r drink.”This infamous racial slur, unapologetically stated in the presence of African-American ad executives, ran through my mind after reading media reports about the racist emails from Atlanta Hawks...
  • In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment for a Novelist

    09/02/2014 8:35:52 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 32 replies
    A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is being investigated by the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, according to news reports from Maryland's Eastern Shore. The novel, by the way, is set 900 years in the future. Sheriff Phillips told the newspaper that,...
  • Colorado baker who won't make gay wedding cakes ordered to sensitivity training

    06/08/2014 5:52:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 81 replies
    Cain TV.com ^ | 6/5/2014 | Dan Calabrese
    "They are turning people of faith into religious refugees." Colorado bakery owner Jack Phillips never sought out a gay person to discrminate against, nor to harm in any way. He has no desire to do so. But because he serves Jesus Christ above all else, Phillips was not about to be forced into participation in celebrating the "marriage" of two gay men. So when they entered his store to place an order for a wedding cake, he simply told them they would have to find a different bakery. We've told you this story before, and it's now reached exactly the...
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual...
  • Maya Angleou Dispatcher Suspended

    06/01/2014 4:26:54 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 21 replies
    An emergency dispatcher who made disparaging remarks about Oprah Winfrey during the Maya Angelou 911 call has been suspended. John Ruckh was heard on the 911 tape saying that Oprah, a friend of Angelou's had "fallen out of grace" after a controversial interview in which Oprah expressed her thoughts about race in America. "Unfortunately, I work in a high-profile job and everything's recorded," Ruckh told the Winston-Salem Journal. "This is in no way a racial slur, slander, associated conversation ... I really hate that this happened at the time that it did, because this is taking away from Maya Angelou's...
  • Guilty by Facebook

    05/29/2014 1:52:47 PM PDT · by FredDardick · 29 replies
    Conservative Spotlight ^ | May 29, 2014 | Fred Dardick
    I guess you can put this in the “Now Only in Chicago, But Soon To Be in Your Backyard As Well” file. Writing for Breitbart, Warner Todd Huston discovered government officials in Will County, located just outside of Chicago, had issued a fine based on nothing more than a private individual’s Facebook post, no due process necessary: "The police department of a Chicago area forest preserve district used a local woman’s social media post as a basis to send her a citation in the mail after she made a Facebook post about a county park." Due to a number of...
  • Leftist Thought Police Emboldened and on a Tear

    05/13/2014 10:35:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 13, 2014 | David Limbaugh
    Before I begin, I want to pose a question to the powers that control our society today: Am I allowed to comment on issues that pertain to homosexuality if I don't echo the views of our masters? Will people who read this column willingly twist what I say to justify condemnation of anyone who disagrees with them? They certainly do it to many other people. Note to those waiting for an excuse to pretend to be offended so they can cram their views down our throats with McCarthyite tactics: Please read precisely what I say and don't draw unwarranted inferences,...
  • Policing Thought Crime

    05/08/2014 4:47:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 8, 2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest man" in the world. The bond salesmen turned Yenowsky in to the police for sedition. Yenowsky got six months in jail under a Connecticut statute. This was hardly an isolated incident during the so-called "Red Scare" of the World War I era. In Syracuse, three activists were arrested for circulating fliers protesting the conditions of America's political prisoners. The subversive flier quoted the...
  • And Little Wool

    05/01/2014 7:23:07 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    Blog and Mablog ^ | 4-30-14 | Douglas Wilson
    I really should say something about outrage-fest that has mostly concluded over in the NBA and its environs. Clippers owner Donald Sterling got himself banned from NBA games and practices for life, and was fined 2.5 million dollars, because he managed to insinuate himself onto some audio, the playing of which audio proved to the world that he was in fact a racist jerk, not to mention a bounder and cad. It is difficult to summon up any sympathy for that kind of guy, and so why bother? No sympathy at all, at least not from this quarter. The fact...
  • Fox Reporter Asks If Sterling Punishment Is Slippery Slope, Liberal Media Disapproves

    04/29/2014 8:03:13 PM PDT · by absentee · 46 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/29/14 | Caleb Howe
    In today's press conference covering the lifetime ban and $2.5 million fine against Clippers owner Donald Sterling over his racist remarks, a Fox News' The Kelly File reporter asked NBA Commissioner Adam Silver if he was on a "slippery slope." “Should someone lose their team for remarks shared in private? Is this a slippery slope?” Jovian Lien is not the first person to raise the question of freedom of speech in the handing down of punishment against Sterling. On Monday, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban asked the same essential question, also using the phrase "slippery slope." "I think there's a constitution...
  • Thought police on the loose

    04/28/2014 5:35:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4/27/2014 | Barbara Simpson
    We’re not on a slippery slope; we’ve slid nearly to the bottom. When the government gets full control of all the information in our medical, school, IRS and all other records, we will have no privacy or secrets, we’ll not be permitted to think anything the government doesn’t first approve and we’ll have turned into a regime Hitler could only have dreamed about.
  • Has anyone wondered...how did Glenn Beck get wealthy so quickly?

    04/25/2014 6:47:35 PM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 89 replies
    4/25/2014 | me
    I have wondered about Beck for a while, but loved his exposure of the communist network in the US. Since he left FOX...he seems to have changed...and the immediate disregard to the Bundy situation really made me sick. Beck didn't even give the guy the benefit of the doubt and touted the NYT version. I know he has risen to fame since 2001, ghost written several books, had rallies, etc....but to have a network, now? A base in NY....a major website (so buggy and full of cookies it puts me off). Does anyone else find this strange? And claims to...
  • The New Inquisition - The Left is trampling free speech for the sake of orthodoxy

    04/11/2014 3:06:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | April 10, 2014 | Victor Davis Hanson
    "....Hounding out people with different views is seen by the Left as a necessary means to achieve its supposedly noble goals — just like the Spanish Inquisitioners who claimed God was on their side as they went after religiously “incorrect” Jews, Muslims, and heretics. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has been part of the problem, not part of the solution. Its appointees used the once-impartial IRS against conservatives. They monitored Associated Press reporters. They denied that the NSA was eavesdropping on average citizens. They arbitrarily chose not to enforce laws they didn’t like. The president bragged of using “a pen and...
  • Student forced to apologize for emailing pic of Obama kicking a door, because RACISM

    02/17/2014 11:23:57 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1:28 AM 02/17/2014 | (uncredited that I can see)
    A student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada was forced to issue a formal apology for emailing a picture of President Obama kicking open a door–all because some students thought the image was somehow racist. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/17/student-forced-to-apologize-for-emailing-pic-of-obama-kicking-a-door-because-racism/#ixzz2tbosD1tN
  • The Gay Thought Police Lose One

    12/28/2013 1:02:49 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 29 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | December 27, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    A&E has caved and Phil Robertson will remain on Duck Dynasty: As a global media content company, A+E Networks’ core values are centered around creativity, inclusion and mutual respect. We believe it is a privilege for our brands to be invited into people’s home and we operate with a strong sense of integrity and deep commitment to these principals. That is why we reacted so quickly and strongly to a recent interview with Phil Robertson. While Phil’s comments made in the interview reflect his personal views based on his own beliefs, and his own personal journey, he and his family...
  • ‘Open season on Christians now’: Biblical views on homosexuality proscribed in Whatcott ruling

    12/20/2013 6:48:05 AM PST · by doug from upland · 29 replies
    life news ^ | 12/2013 (orig March 2013) | Baklinski
    ‘Open season on Christians now’: Biblical views on homosexuality proscribed in Whatcott ruling by Peter Baklinski Thu Mar 14, 2013 16:24 EST OTTAWA, Ontario, March 14, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – While some Christian groups around the country have interpreted the recent Supreme Court decision in the Whatcott case as having cast the Bible in a friendly light, one of Canada’s most seasoned freedom fighters begs to differ. Ezra Levant, known for his prolonged battle with the Human Rights Commissions, slammed the ruling saying that it “now makes the Bible hate speech”. Calling the ruling “100 plus pages of dangerous mush,” Levant...
  • Reddit bans comments from global warming skeptics

    12/19/2013 9:21:55 AM PST · by CedarDave · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 18, 2013 | Giuseppe Macri
    A content editor on Reddit’s science forum wrote Monday that the site has banned climate-change skeptics, and asks why more news outlets haven’t done the same. “About a year ago, we moderators became increasingly stringent with deniers,” Reddit content editor Nathan Allen wrote in grist. “When a potentially controversial submission was posted, a warning would be issued stating the rules for comments (most importantly that your comment isn’t a conspiracy theory) and advising that further violations of the rules could result in the commenter being banned from the forum.” Allen explains that climate change became an ironically heated topic among...
  • Cruz: 'Thought police' silencing 'Duck' star

    12/19/2013 10:04:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2013 | Rebecca Shabad
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined other Republicans on Thursday in defending the star of “Duck Dynasty” who was suspended over anti-gay remarks. “If you believe in free speech or religious liberty, you should be deeply dismayed over the treatment of Phil Robertson," Cruz wrote in a statement on his Facebook page. “Phil expressed his personal views and his own religious faith; for that, he was suspended from his job. In a free society, anyone is free to disagree with him — but the mainstream media should not behave as the thought police censoring the views with which they disagree,” Cruz...
  • Florida Officer Fired After Calling Trayvon Martin a ‘Thug’ on Facebook

    08/11/2013 1:29:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 51 replies
    http://www.theblaze.com ^ | august 11, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Florida beach safety officer was fired on Friday after he referred to Trayvon Martin as a “thug” on his personal Facebook page. Todd Snipes, a beach officer of 15 years who was stationed about 40 minutes from where Trayvon Martin was killed in Sanford, Fla., was initially suspended for the post he made on Facebook last month. “Another thug gone,” Snipes wrote the night of George Zimmerman’s acquittal. “Pull up your pants and be respectful. Bye bye thug r.i.p.” In his termination letter, Department of Public Protection Director George Recktenwald wrote that Snipes had “engaged in behavior that threatens...
  • City officials urge ban on 'potentially offensive' language (Seattle: "citizens","brown bag")

    08/01/2013 8:55:24 PM PDT · by Stoat · 80 replies
    KOMO TV (Seattle) ^ | August 1, 2013 | Luke Duecy
    SEATTLE - An internal memo at Seattle City Hall is causing quite a stir. It suggests government workers no longer use the terms "citizen," or "brown bag."  According to the Office for Civil Rights, the terms are potentially offensive and other words should be used. "Luckily, we've got options," Elliott Bronstein of the Office for Civil Rights wrote in the memo. "For 'citizens,' how about 'residents?'" Bronstein wrote. The Office of Civil Rights says Seattle serves all residents, whether they're United States citizens or not. And while city leaders publicize "brown bag" lunch meetings as a way to designate...
  • Biometric Database tucked inside Gang of Eight immigration bill

    06/07/2013 4:44:05 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Conservative Action Alerts ^ | May 31, 2013 | Conservative Action Alerts
    Biometric Database tucked inside Gang of Eight immigration bill by Conservative Action Alerts on May 31, 2013 ALERT: The Gang of Eight’s comprehensive immigration plan will destroy individual privacy via biometric database. American Conservative, Last Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed their markup of the Gang of Eight’s “immigration reform” bill – a version that not only preserves most of the bill’s original problems, but also contains 233 additional pages of rules. Senator Ted Cruz says that the bill only makes our current immigration problems “worse.” Sadly, he holds the minority opinion as he was one of only five Senate...
  • DOJ on 'gays': 'Silence will be interpreted as disapproval'

    05/18/2013 5:36:25 AM PDT · by blueyon · 91 replies
    WND ^ | 5/17/13 | Matt Barber
    Under President Obama, “justice” is anything but blind. Neither is it deaf. In fact, based on recent revelations, it appears to be watching your every move and listening to your every word. Still, if you happen to be a federal employee, now it’s even listening for your silence. The only thing this Obama White House seems to generate is scandal. Well, here’s yet another to add to the growing list. In addition to the Benghazi cover-up, IRS targeting of political dissenters and the illegal seizure of media phone records, whistleblowers within DOJ have contacted Liberty Counsel to express grave concerns...
  • UK cops make first arrests for 'hate crime' against emo subculture

    04/11/2013 2:23:42 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies
    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com ^ | 04-11-2013 | By Alastair Jamieson
    Two people were arrested in Britain Thursday over an assault on an "emo" teenager -- the first such move after police began recording attacks on subculture members as “hate crimes.” The term, short for “emotive” or “emotional,” usually refers to an introspective style of music -- somewhere between punk and grunge -- and its associated fashion styles. Earlier this month, Greater Manchester Police became the first force in the U.K. to treat attacks on groups such as goths, emos and punks in the same way as crimes based on race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. The 16-year-old victim was “distinctively...
  • The Pop-Tart terrorist

    03/12/2013 5:45:01 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    JWR ^ | 3-8-13 | george will
    By now, Americans may be numb to such imbecilities committed by the government institutions to which they entrust their children for instruction. Nothing surprises after that 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl was labeled a “terroristic threat,” suspended from school and ordered to undergo a psychological evaluation because she talked about shooting herself and others with her Hello Kitty gun that shoots bubbles. But looking on the bright side, perhaps we should welcome these multiplying episodes as tutorials about the nature of the regulatory state that swaddles us ever more snuggly with its caring. If so, give thanks for the four Minnesota state...
  • Lech Walesa shocks Poland with anti-gay words

    03/03/2013 11:08:43 PM PST · by MaryLou1 · 72 replies
    AP ^ | 3/3/2013 | VANESSA GERA
    "Walesa said in a television interview on Friday that he believes gays have no right to sit on the front benches in Parliament and, if represented at all, should sit in the back, "and even behind a wall." "They have to know that they are a minority and must adjust to smaller things. And not rise to the greatest heights, the greatest hours, the greatest provocations, spoiling things for the others and taking (what they want) from the majority," he told the private broadcaster TVN during a discussion of gay rights. "I don't agree to this and I will never...
  • Just What Was Fundamentally Wrong with Bolshevism?

    11/29/2012 5:29:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 45 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | November 29, 2012 | Steven Plaut
    I recently read the new biography of Trotsky by Oxford don Robert Service, published in 2009 by Pan Books. It is well-written and surprisingly interesting. The book does a great public service in describing the life of the actual Trotsky, whose previous “biographies” were little more than hagiographies written by his toady worshippers (people like Isaac Deutscher). The last time that I had taken any interest in Trotsky was when I was a teenager and had fleeting delusions of believing in “socialism.” Reading the new book as an adult and as an economist, I found it a useful opportunity to...
  • France's censorship demands to Twitter are more dangerous than 'hate speech'

    01/02/2013 4:09:36 PM PST · by Theoria · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 02 Jan 2013 | Glenn Greenwald
    Few ideas have done as much damage throughout history as empowering the government to criminalize opinions it dislikes Writing in the Guardian today, Jason Farago praises France's women's rights minister, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, for demanding that Twitter help the French government criminalize ideas it dislikes. Decreeing that "hateful tweets are illegal", Farago excitingly explains how the French minister is going beyond mere prosecution for those who post such tweets and now "wants Twitter to take steps to help prosecute hate speech" by "reform[ing] the whole system by which Twitter operates", including her demand that the company "put in place alerts and...
  • Snatched foster children are “traumatized”, say couple branded racist for supporting UKIP

    11/25/2012 11:37:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Mail On Sunday (UK) ^ | 21:34 EST, 25 November 2012 | Ben Spencer, Chris Brooke and Andy Dolan
    The parents in the UKIP fostering row last night appealed for the return of the children they love. The three Eastern European youngsters were taken away after social services discovered the couple were members of the political party. The astonishing decision by Labour-controlled Rotherham Council has been attacked by MPs from all sides, and it has left fostering teams open to claims they are acting like “Thought Police”. Council chiefs will today receive the findings of an internal inquiry into the handling of the case. … Tim Loughton, a former children’s minister, said the decision was guided by “politically-correct mumbo...
  • UN chief: Free speech must be protected, unless it provokes or humiliates someone’s beliefs

    09/19/2012 10:52:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 19, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Alarming, not because you or I take this stooge seriously but because lots of dopey liberals do, and not just here in the U.S. At a moment when the left’s dimmer lights are taking a second look at blasphemy laws, it’s repulsive that a guy charged with defending human rights would equivocate on speech. But not surprising: The Organization of the Islamic Conference has used the UN for years as a platform to push anti-blasphemy resolutions. That’s textbook Islamism, exploiting an ostensibly liberal institution to advance illiberal goals. Say what you want about Ban, but he’s speaking for an awful...
  • A Reason for Liberal Hate? No Diversity

    08/18/2012 6:21:40 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 18,2012 | David French
    Over at Ricochet, Paul Rahe writes “How Hatred Became a Liberal Value.” His piece is well worth a read (I particularly liked his reminders of liberal calls for “civility” and the “hate is not a family value” bumper stickers so popular a decade or so ago), but I’ve got my own idea: no diversity. The heartland of American leftism is less intellectually diverse than any large conservative community in the United States. The entire cities of New York, San Francisco, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. are less politically diverse than your average Evangelical megachurch. It is a truism of American life...
  • BREAKING: Tennessee Tea Party Sparks Controversy Over Tweet

    11/28/2011 8:05:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 67 replies
    WZTV - Fox 17 ^ | 11/28/11
    The Tennessee Tea Party is speaking out about Representative Frank tonight and their view is sparking some controversy. After hearing he's retiring, the Tennessee Tea Party tweeted "Good riddance, you perverted sodomite POS!!!" "I am appalled," says the Tea Party Nation's Judson Phillips. "This statement does nothing to advance the goals of the Tea Party movement and goes a long way towards offending people we need to be involved. Barney Frank is the worst congressman in the last century, but dumb comments like that tweet do not help our cause." A spokesperson with the Tennessee Tea Party told FOX17 NEWS...
  • BBC's Robert Peston accused of homophobia after 'Queer Street' Twitter blog

    11/15/2011 3:21:49 PM PST · by presidio9 · 22 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 15th November 2011
    The BBC's Business Editor Robert Peston has dismissed homophobia claims against him as 'bonkers', after he used the term 'Queer Street'. Mr Peston used the term on his blog to describe the European financial crisis. He also posted a link to the blog on his Twitter account, where he has 95,000 followers. In praising the UK's handling of the situation, he wrote: 'The Debt Management Office, has taken a reassuringly long-term approach to managing the UK government's debts - and without its prudence, we might all be in Queer Street or Skid Row by now.' However, Mr Peston was criticised...
  • Woman accused of hate crime, punching man

    10/07/2011 11:49:06 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER ^ | Oct. 5, 2011 | VIK JOLLY
    <p>Caucasian woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday at her arraignment for punching a Hispanic man in the face and yelling racial slurs in an unprovoked hate crime, authorities said.</p> <p>As the man cleaned a brick planter bench, Vanveldhuizen is accused of approaching him while yelling. Vanveldhuizen, who was intoxicated, yelled racial slurs and profanity at the victim, the release said. She then punched the man, whom she didn't know, in the face without provocation, causing his lip to swell, officials said.</p>
  • Bullying: a hate crime

    09/27/2011 2:05:06 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 36 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | September 27, 2011 | Delaney McDonough
    You may have heard the story of Jamey Rodemeyer, Buffalo, NY, who was 14-years-old when he committed suicide, after being bullied online for over a year. Now, people all over the world are coming together to fight for Jamey, to end bullying. Jamey was an openly gay student at his middle school and was repeatedly bullied and harassed by peers who told him “JAMIE IS STUPID, GAY, FAT ANND (sic) UGLY. HE MUST DIE!” one post said, according to local reports. Another read, “I wouldn’t care if you died. No one would. So just do it It would make everyone...
  • Academic mission or UCLA speech code?

    04/12/2011 8:06:14 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 4/12/11 | Debra J. Saunders
    If you think that academia is not the exclusive playground of the academic left, consider the fate of UCLA epidemiologist James Enstrom. In 2008, Enstrom thought that a report on the health effects of diesel emissions presented by the California Air Resources Board was faulty. As it turns out, CARB's nitrous oxide emission estimates were overstated by 340 percent. Enstrom and others had trouble believing that a Ph.D. statistician would make some of CARB's findings. They dug around and found that CARB researcher Hien Tran had falsely claimed to have a doctorate in statistics from UC Davis. In fact, Tran...
  • Thought Police must Die

    02/24/2011 5:41:04 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/24/11 | Alaphiah
    And sometimes a drawing is just a drawing. An eleven-year-old boy was taken from his home a couple of night ago, arrested, handcuffed, his mug shot was taken and he was jailed. Police charged the little eleven-year-old with interfering with staff and students at an Educational facility, a third degree misdemeanor an apparent trumped up charge to justify police’s Fascist intrusion into the home and the unlawful arrest and detention of a child. What did the little boy do? Months ago while sitting at his desk the little student drew a stick figure picture of a “kid” holding and firing...
  • Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play (Unbelievable!)

    01/13/2011 9:30:34 AM PST · by mkleesma · 105 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 01-14-11 | Ottawa — The Canadian Press
    The 1980s song Money for Nothing by the British rock band Dire Straits has been deemed unacceptable for play on Canadian radio. In a ruling released Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says the song contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John's complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays.
  • Gay slur in lyrics disqualifies Dire Straits hit from Canadian radio play

    01/13/2011 7:47:32 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 48 replies
    The 1980s song Money for Nothing by the British rock band Dire Straits has been deemed unacceptable for play on Canadian radio. In a ruling released Wednesday, the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council says the song contravenes the human rights clauses of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Code of Ethics and Equitable Portrayal Code. A listener to radio station CHOZ-FM in St. John's complained last year that the song includes the word “faggot” in its lyrics and is discriminatory to gays. The broadcaster argued that the song had been played countless times since its release decades ago and has won music...
  • Obama Eyeing Internet ID for Americans

    01/07/2011 8:57:35 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 320 replies
    CBS News | CNet ^ | 1/7/10 | Declan McCullagh
    STANFORD, Calif. - President Obama is planning to hand the U.S. Commerce Department authority over a forthcoming cybersecurity effort to create an Internet ID for Americans, a White House official said here today. It's "the absolute perfect spot in the U.S. government" to centralize efforts toward creating an "identity ecosystem" for the Internet, White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Howard Schmidt said. That news, first reported by CNET, effectively pushes the department to the forefront of the issue, beating out other potential candidates including the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security.
  • Al Sharpton Helping FCC Design Rush Limbaugh 'Free Speech' Show Trials

    12/20/2010 11:04:15 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 37 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 12.20.10 @ 1:15PM | By Seton Motley
    Public hearings would instead be used to drag unfavorables like Rush Limbaugh before the Commission to "explain how they justify" their availing themselves of their First Amendment rights. And to threaten their stations' broadcast licenses should they fail the FCC's definition of "justification."
  • Homeland Security - Walmart Public Service Announcement

    12/12/2010 12:19:00 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 5 replies
    you tube ^ | today | letswakeuptoday
    There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... (ORWELL 1984)
  • Homeland Security - Walmart Public Service Announcement

    12/12/2010 12:19:16 PM PST · by OL Hickory · 2 replies
    you tube ^ | today | letswakeuptoday
    There was of course no way of knowing whether you were being watched at any given moment... (ORWELL 1984)
  • TSA Makes Cancer Victim Remove Prosthetic Breast

    11/19/2010 8:35:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 110 replies · 9+ views
    See BS ^ | 11/19/2010
    (CBS) A flight attendant and cancer survivor said she was forced to remove and show her prosthetic breast to a TSA agent during a security pat-down. Cathy Bossi of Charlotte, who has been a flight attendant for the past 32 years, told CBS Affiliate WBTV that in August she was asked to go through the new full-body scanners at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. As a 3-year breast cancer survivor Bossi said she didn't want the added radiation through her body, but reluctantly agreed. "The TSA agent told me to put my ID on my back," Boss told WBTV correspondent Molly...
  • We Are All Bigots Now

    10/24/2010 5:50:52 AM PDT · by libstripper · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | David Stokes
    The firing of Juan Williams by National Public Radio (NPR), alleging that he was guilty of bigotry during a recent appearance on Bill O’Reilly’s FoxNews Channel television program, is another case of political correctness mixed with demagoguery run amuck. Here are the “horrific” words that did him in:
  • NPR's Firing of Juan Williams Was Poorly Handled

    10/23/2010 1:39:02 AM PDT · by South40 · 66 replies
    NPR.org ^ | 10/21/2010 | ALICIA SHEPARD
    Juan Williams once again got himself into trouble with NPR for comments he made at his other job, at Fox News. And NPR's reaction has unleashed an unprecedented firestorm of criticism directed not at Williams – but at NPR. (snip) Thursday was a day like none I’ve experienced since coming to NPR in October 2007. Office phone lines rang non-stop like an alarm bell with no off button. We’ve received more than 8,000 emails, a record with nothing a close second. (snip)At noon, the deluge of email crashed NPR’s “Contact Us” form on the web site.
  • Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses

    09/17/2010 6:50:31 PM PDT · by topher · 151 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 17, 2010
    Friday September 17, 2010 Christian Students Suspended for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible Verses ROSWELL, New Mexico, September 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A New Mexico School principal has penalized three Christian students with suspensions for giving fresh Krispy Kreme Doughnuts with Bible verses to each of their teachers, according to the public advocacy group Liberty Counsel. This school is already named in a pending lawsuit filed by Liberty Counsel on behalf of families and students who were bullied, and one suspended, for exercising their freedom of religion by distributing abstinence wristbands and plastic models of babies at 12 weeks...
  • On being labeled as 'racist'

    07/15/2010 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/14/2010 | JENNY BETH MARTIN & MARK MECKLER
    A clear pattern of behavior has emerged over the last 16 months. According to liberals, if you disagree with their thinking, and if you disagree with the Obama administration, you are not only wrong, you are a “racist.” The latest strike by the left comes from the NAACP, which has resolved that the tea party movement is inherently “racist.” At its most simple, this is a direct attack on the First Amendment rights of millions of Americans. The NAACP has long history of liberalism and racism. If you are a conservative — including a conservative African-American — there is no...
  • TSA withdraws ‘controversial opinion’ restriction on web use

    07/07/2010 7:17:49 AM PDT · by opentalk · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/06/10 | David Freddoso
    A new policy blocking access of Transportation Security Administration employees from websites with “controversial opinion” content has been withdrawn, a spokesman tells The Examiner: I wanted to let you know that after further review, TSA determined the “controversial opinion” category may contain some sites that do not violate TSA’s policy and therefore has concluded that the category is no longer being considered for implementation. Our intent is not, and never has been, to limit our employees’ ability to access or share “controversial opinions.”
  • Obama planning a Dept of Truthiness?

    05/10/2010 1:37:13 PM PDT · by opentalk · 38 replies · 1,560+ views
    The register (London UK) ^ | 10th May 2010 | Andrew Orlowski
    Is the Obama Administration preparing the ground for a Ministry of Truthiness? The President's latest wide-ranging speech at Hampton University made a halt at a very strange outpost, before moving on to education. Obama, it seems, is vexed by the idea of conspiracy theories. Apparently people aren't thinking the right thoughts. Obama's internet Yoda, Professor Cass Sunstein*, is also besotted with the idea. Two years ago, Sunstein proposed what you might call an 'active government solution' to conspiracies. The best way to counter conspiracy theories, Sunstein and co-author Adrian Vermeule argued, is with the "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups". This...