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  • It’s Time To Blow Up Mount Rushmore

    08/16/2017 10:14:06 AM PDT · by McGruff · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/15/2017 | Scott Greer
    If the Left takes follows the course of its own logic, then there’s one landmark they should want to blow up ASAP — besides Stone Mountain. It’s Mount Rushmore. All four presidents carved into stone on the mountain would be called white supremacists today. So it would make sense for our progressive nation to wipe them from the face of the landmark. Let’s start with Washington. He owned slaves. He approved the Naturalization Act of 1790 that restricted citizenship to “free white men.” He also earned the nickname “Town Destroyer” from the Iroquois for he fought against Indian tribes. Jefferson...
  • Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement as protests heat up (post Dallas Police Murders)

    08/16/2017 10:10:57 AM PDT · by God luvs America · 5 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:17 PM EDT | Reene Flores
    During a visit to Spain early Sunday morning, President Obama defended the Black Lives Matter movement and the right of activists to demonstrate in cities across the United States, following a long night of ongoing protests over the highly public deaths last week of two black men at the hands of police. "One of the great things about America is that individual citizens and groups of citizens can petition their government, can protest, can speak truth to power," Mr. Obama told reporters in Madrid. "And that is sometimes messy and controversial but because of that ability to protest and engage...
  • California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme

    08/16/2017 10:10:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    Nature.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | by Jeff Tollefson
    California has a history of going it alone to protect the environment. Now, as US President Donald Trump pulls back on climate science and policy, scientists in the Golden State are sketching plans for a home-grown climate-research institute — to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars per year. The initiative, which is backed by California’s flagship universities, is in the early stages of development. If it succeeds, it will represent one of the largest US investments in climate research in years. The nascent ‘California Climate Science and Solutions Institute’ would fund basic- and applied-research projects designed to help...
  • 3M CEO Inge Thulin Just Became the 7th Executive to Leave Trump’s Manufacturing Council

    08/16/2017 10:05:29 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 16 replies
    Fortune ^ | 8/16/17 | Lisa Marie Segarra
    President and CEO of 3M, Inge Thulin, announced Wednesday he is leaving President Donald Trump's Manufacturing Council. "I joined the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative in January to advocate for policies that align with our values and encourage even stronger investment and job growth — in order to make the United States stronger, healthier and more prosperous for all people. After careful consideration, I believe the initiative is no longer an effective vehicle for 3M to advance these goals. As a result, today I am resigning from the Manufacturing Advisory Council," Thulin said in a statement posted to 3M's Twitter account.
  • Liberals Don't Like This Newly Discovered KKK Photo Of The 1924 Democratic Convention

    08/16/2017 10:04:13 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 6 replies
    I Have The Truth ^ | July 28 2017 | Scott Osborn
    The 1924 Democrat National Convention, also called the Klanbake, was held at the Madison Square Garden in New York City from June 24 to July 9, 1924. Maybe this was where Democrat and former KKK member Robert Byrd got his start. This seems too crazy, even for liberals, to be true, but you can Google ‘Klanbake” and discover the authenticity of how involved the Democrat party has been involved with the KKK. Liberals Aren’t Liking This Newly-Discovered Photo Of The 1924 Democrat Convention… The Ku Klux Klan was resurrected after the 1915 release of D.W. Griffith’s very popular motion picture...
  • Black Charlottesville man says he was beaten by white supremacists in parking garage

    08/16/2017 9:42:23 AM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 49 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/14/17 | Jessica Chasmar
    A black Virginia man is speaking out after he says he was viciously attacked and beaten by white supremacists inside a Charlottesville parking garage during violent protests Saturday. Deandre Harris, 20, said he traveled to Emancipation Park to protest a white nationalist rally when a fight broke out. He said he was chased by a group of white men and beaten with metal poles as he lay helpless on the ground. Video posted by journalist Chuck Modiano, shared by Mr. Harris, showed a group of white men throwing objects at a black man on the ground and hitting him with...
  • Quaint U.S. town: Man named 'Hussein' tries to behead police officer with sword

    08/16/2017 9:36:12 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 22 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/16/17 | Leo Hohmann
    A 46-year-old Somali refugee identified as Hussein Hassan attacked a police officer in Kennewick, Washington, over the weekend with a large sword, striking at the officer’s head before he was shot and killed. A spokesman for the police said two officers responded to a 9-1-1 call at 6:38 p.m. Sunday about a man walking down Olympia Street near 10th Avenue armed with a sword. The two officers arrived on the scene at the same time in separate cars at about 6:40 p.m. One officer got out of his car to confront Hassan and police say the man started swinging the...
  • Casually Worded CBS Article Depicts Ugly Truth: Iceland Eliminates People with Down Syndrome

    08/16/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/16/2017 | by ALEXANDRA DESANCTIS
    CBS News reported earlier this week that Iceland is leading the world in “eradicating Down syndrome births.” One might be forgiven for assuming that Iceland has developed an innovative treatment for the chromosomal disorder. It turns out Iceland’s solution is much simpler, and much more sinister: using prenatal testing and abortion to systematically exterminate children with Down syndrome. This isn’t progress; it’s eugenics. Prenatal testing is optional in Iceland, but the government mandates that doctors notify women of that option. About 85 percent of expectant mothers undergo the test, and close to 100 percent of those women choose to...
  • The Associated Press limits its use of the term 'alt-right' — here's why

    08/16/2017 9:24:06 AM PDT · by upchuck · 8 replies
    Business Insider/AP ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | John Daniszewski
    The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, are an opportunity to take another look at our terminology around "alt-right" and the way that we describe the various racist, neo-Nazi, white nationalist, and white supremacist groups out there. At AP, we have taken the position that the term "alt-right" should be avoided because it is meant as a euphemism to disguise racist aims.
  • Pastor Wants Presidents’ Names Removed From Washington, Jackson Parks Over Ties To Slavery

    08/16/2017 8:45:50 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 48 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | 8/16/2017
    A Chicago pastor has asked the Emanuel administration to remove the names of two presidents who owned slaves from parks on the South Side, saying the city should not honor slave owners in black communities. A bronze statue of George Washington on horseback stands at the corner of 51st and King Drive, at the northwest entrance to Washington Park. Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, said he wants the statue gone, and he wants George Washington’s name removed from the park. “When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people...
  • After taking down Confederate statues, moving the tombstones of Confederate war dead may be next

    08/16/2017 8:36:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 8/16/2017 | Rick Moran
    There's a massive amount of commentary today on the drive to remove monuments related to the Confederacy. Statues of generals, political leaders, and prominent citizens during that period in history are coming down all over the South following the violence in Charlottesville. Monuments that remind local citizens of their ancestors who died in the Civil War are also being removed. In truth, Charlottesville is an excuse to do what activists have wanted to do for decades; remove every last reminder that there was, at one time, an independent nation on the American continent based on the idea that humans could...
  • Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues in Early Morning Operation

    08/16/2017 8:32:55 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 21 replies
    freebeacon ^ | August 16, 2017 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Four Confederate statues were swiftly removed in Baltimore during the early hours of Wednesday morning, days after violence erupted over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va. due to the removal of another Confederate monument there. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh ordered a contingent of local police officers to remove the statues early Wednesday after the City Council voted on Monday for them to be removed, the New York Times reported. By 3:30 a.m., three of the city's four monuments had been removed. They included the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Monument, a double equestrian statue of the Confederate generals...
  • Seahawks Doug Baldwin wonders why sitting for anthem is bad when fans curse, yell and wear hats

    08/16/2017 8:28:51 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 33 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug 16, 2017 | Shalise Manza Young
    During a Tuesday press conference, Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin was of course asked about his teammate, Michael Bennett, and Bennett’s decision to sit during the national anthem. *snip* ...I look in the stands at some of our games, both home and away, and I see people that are drunk with their hats still on, yelling. How come you guys aren’t talking to them? How come there’s not a discussion about them?
  • Paul Craig Roberts: Charlottesville

    08/16/2017 8:08:19 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 19 replies
    Strategic Culture Online Journal ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Few Americans understand the fundamental transformation of their politics and society since the 1960s when the Civil Rights Act was stood on its head by EEOC compliance chief Alfred W. Bloomrosen. The Civil Rights Act explicitly prohibited racial and gender quotas as methods to combat “discrimination,” which was mainly a product of history rather than of the motivations of white males. But it is difficult to make history a villain, and social engineering benefits from having a villain to overcome. Thus was the foundation of Identity Politics laid. The initial stage of the new politics was that quotas established privilege...
  • No tip for US waitress with LGBT tattoo

    08/16/2017 8:01:55 AM PDT · by Salman · 81 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 August 2017 | Sherie Ryder
    Waiting staff in the US rely heavily on their tips to make up for their low wages, but one server in Rockford, Illinois, was surprised to find the reason for the lack of a gratuity written on a receipt. "Can't tip someone who doesn't love Jesus! Bad tatoo [sic]" wrote the customer, instead of a tip, for Samantha Heaton, who bears rainbow-coloured equality bars on her arm, and has been serving at Buffalo Wild Wings for a year. "It was shocking. I couldn't help but feel hurt," Samantha told the BBC. "I would've openly discussed my tattoo with them, had...
  • Muslim Mafia joins war on Confederate memorials

    08/16/2017 7:51:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/15/2017 | Art Moore
    An Islamic organization founded in Washington, D.C., by the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas is entering the controversy over Confederate monuments, urging all state and local governments to remove any symbols of the Civil War South. The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is offering to help facilitate the process, providing a template resolution to be introduced by public bodies such as state legislatures, city councils and school districts. CAIR, an unindicted co-conspirator in a plot to fund Hamas, was designated by a Gulf Arab state as a terrorist organization. CAIR has sued the authors of a WND Books exposé, “Muslim...
  • Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter

    08/16/2017 7:25:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    Report: Charlottesville Racist Leader Was Former Occupy Activist, Obama Supporter by Joel B. Pollak 15 Aug 2017 The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) reports that Jason Kessler, the organizer of last Saturday’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, is rumored to be a former Occupy Wall Street activist and supporter of Barack Obama. The left-wing SPLC is often partisan and overzealous in targeting hate groups, lumping legitimate conservative organizations together with actual extremists. Therefore its identification of Kessler’s left-wing roots is significant.
  • Color Blind or Absent Mind?

    08/16/2017 7:16:07 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 16, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    There is a distinction between color blindness and absent mindedness. The former is a worthy goal consonant with Dr. King's desire that we judge each other "by the content of our character not the color of our skin." The latter is too frequently on display in academia. "As a white assistant professor of mostly white graduate students who will become higher education leaders, I work to dismantle whiteness in my curriculum, assignments and pedagogy," Jodi L. Linley writes. "I make meaning of my own white identity through my commitment to reflexivity as a constant activity." "Equally salient are my identities...
  • The Press Is Not Trusted or Popular

    08/16/2017 7:01:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    CNN delighted in reporting the results of a recent poll question that asked: "How much do you trust the things you hear in official communications from the White House? Do you trust almost all, most of it, just some of it, or nothing at all?" If a regular viewer of CNN were to choose anything higher than zero, you'd assume he was a victim of the opioid epidemic. Given the size of CNN's audience as a percentage of the national population, this was an issue. Forty-three percent picked "some of it," as people tend to do in a poll. Twenty-four...
  • Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence

    08/16/2017 6:59:38 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 7 replies
    CBS 19 News ^ | Aug 15, 2017 | Courteney Stuart
    Rutherford Institute founder responds to rally violence By Courteney Stuart Posted: Tue 7:01 PM, Aug 15, 2017 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- In the days since the violence of the Aug. 12 Unite the Right rally, anger has mounted, some of it directed at the civil rights organizations that represented rally organizer Jason Kessler in his legal fight to keep the rally in Emancipation Park. The Rutherford Institute founder John Whitehead said he doesn't regret taking the case and notes that it's about defending the First Amendment, not supporting the mission of the rally. "If you're going to believe in the...