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  • NJ college fires professor over comments made on Tucker Carlson Tonight

    06/24/2017 6:10:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Josh Delk
    Essex County College has fired adjunct professor Lisa Durden after she made racially insensitive comments in an interview with Tucker Carlson on Fox News, according to a new report by the Associated Press. The college’s president, Anthony Munroe, announced the decision Friday, two weeks after Durden went on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss an “all-black Memorial Day celebration” hosted by a Black Lives Matter group. When asked by Carlson about the event, Durden interrupted the host, saying “boo hoo hoo. You white people are angry because you couldn’t use your white privilege card to get invited” to the Black Lives...
  • Black Unemployment at Lowest Level in 17 Years

    06/24/2017 6:07:22 PM PDT · by Rockitz · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Jerome Hudson
    Unemployment among black Americans ages 16 years and over fell to 7.5 percent in May, its lowest level since December 2000. Black unemployment has been on the decline since February — falling from (February) 8.1, (March) 8.0, (April) 7.9, and (May) 7.5 percent, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The national unemployment rate in May was 4.3 percent, its lowest level since May 2001. Unemployment for black Americans has historically hovered below their white counterparts. The Great Recession drove black unemployment near Great Depression-era levels, reaching 16.8 percent in March 2010. While most Americans were feeling the...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ IMPORTANT WORDS ~ 25 June 2017

    06/24/2017 5:01:40 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 15 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
          IMPORTANT WORDS The SIX most important words: "I ADMIT I MADE A MISTAKE." The FIVE most important words: "YOU DID A GOOD JOB." The FOUR most important words: "WHAT IS YOUR OPINION?" The THREE most important words: "IF YOU PLEASE." The TWO most important words: "THANK YOU." The LEAST important word: "I"    
  • Trump’s Apprenticeship Plan Will Feed Into These High-Paying Careers

    06/24/2017 4:53:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Cheat Sheet ^ | June 24, 2017 | Sam Becker
    Even if you disagree with President Donald Trump and his administration, there are some positive kernels out there. Trump has put an emphasis on jobs, for example, specifically jobs for the struggling middle and lower class. Although those promised jobs might not necessarily come to fruition, it’s good to hear somebody at least talk about blue-collar struggles. One way the president is focusing on jobs is by attempting to bring back apprenticeships. Apprenticeships, of course, are on-the-job training programs that used to be quite popular but have fizzled out with time. There are still plenty of them out there, but...
  • Remember that California single payer plan? Yeah… never mind.

    06/24/2017 4:14:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Earlier this month we reported that California was in a bit of a quandary. They were bound and determined to have a single payer health plan for their citizens no matter what the Republicans wanted to do on the national level. And by golly, they got a plan put together in the state legislature and moved it out of committee, despite the fact that it was going to cost more than the total GDP of the state. Then it made it out onto the floor of the Assembly. As Leslie Eastman of Legal Insurrection tells us, the cold light of...
  • If John Cunningham is not safe, no one is safe

    06/24/2017 3:28:52 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 90 replies
    http://www.bostonglobe.com ^ | June 20, 2017 | By Kevin Cullen
    They came for John Cunningham on a sunny evening last week, showing up at his house in Brighton like early dinner guests. They were federal immigration agents, and they were there to throw John Cunningham out of the country he has called home for 18 years. John Cunningham, 38, has an electrical contracting business. He has paid taxes. He has done much to improve the lives of those around him.
  • mom charged with in deaths of two children she 'left them in a hot car ...she smoked pot

    06/24/2017 3:15:33 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/24/17 | Keith Griffith
    A mother has been charged in the deaths of her two young children, after she allegedly left them in a hot car as punishment while she smoked pot and took a nap. Cynthia Marie Randolph, 25, was charged Friday with two counts of first-degree injury to a child causing serious bodily injury in Weathorford, Texas after her kids were found dead May 26.
  • Secret Teacher: my school is an echo-chamber for leftwing views

    06/24/2017 2:58:14 PM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06-24-2017 | Anonymous
    I teach in a mixed comprehensive in a constituency where on 8 June over two-thirds voted Labour, where an overwhelming majority voted Labour in the most recent mayoral vote, and where Labour has been the largest party on the local council for decades. A large majority of staff at our school vote Labour. As a Labour supporter, this thrills me; as a teacher, it makes me question whether my school is doing enough to help our students appreciate other viewpoints. As teachers, we are bound by the 1996 Education Act to present different political beliefs impartially and to not promote...
  • Modi-Trump meet: Why I have low expectations

    06/24/2017 2:56:02 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    Rediff.com ^ | Saturday, June 24, 2017 | Rajeev Srinivasan
    Here's why Rajeev Srinivasan believes there will be nothing particularly positive about the prime minister's US visit. IMAGE: The fact that it has taken this long for the US to extend an invitation to Narendra Modi suggests that India is not on Donald Trump's event horizon. Photographs: Peter Nicholls/Getty Images and Carlos Barria/Reuters Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not naive, so he is surely approaching his fifth visit to the United States, and his first meeting with US President Donald Trump with careful preparation. He is also deliberately creating low expectations. Unlike the hoopla of his previous Madison Square Gardens...
  • Trump just ended a long tradition of celebrating Ramadan at the White House

    06/24/2017 2:33:59 PM PDT · by Hadean · 99 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | June 24, 2017 | Amy B Wang
    In the early days of December 1805, a handful of prominent politicians received formal invitations to join President Thomas Jefferson for a White House dinner. Whatever Jefferson could have foreseen for the young country’s future, it appears the modern-day White House tradition of marking Ramadan with an iftar dinner or Eid celebration has come to an end. Ramadan, which falls on the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, started on May 27 this year and ends at sundown Saturday. Muslims around the world will mark the end of the holy month by celebrating the holiday Eid al-Fitr, the “feast of...
  • Trump-Modi meeting a game changer, despite Beltway sabotage

    06/24/2017 2:21:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Sunday Guardian ^ | June 25, 2017 | Madhav Nalapat
    Those eager to ensure friction, want Trump to bring up issues that impinge on India’s sovereignty, aware that Modi would react strongly to any such efforts. Both during the 2016 Presidential campaign trail and in his previous avatar as a billionaire businessperson, President Donald John Trump had integrated India as a core component of the global order in his policies and actions. However, since his inauguration on 20 January and subsequently, very little mention has been made of India in the statements made by spokespersons for the Trump administration, while, as yet, several posts relevant to relations with India (such...
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders rips California Democrats for pulling $400B single-payer bill, calls for vote

    06/24/2017 2:07:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    Progressives furious after California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon shelves bill, citing cost concernsVermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lashed out Saturday at California Democrats for shelving an ambitious single-payer bill, urging them to vote on the health-care legislation estimated to cost $400 billion per year. California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon announced Friday that Senate Bill 562 had been pulled indefinitely because it “does not address many serious issues,” including “financing, deliver of care, [and] cost controls.” Mr. Rendon left open the possibility that the measure could be reconsidered, noting that this is the first year of the two-year legislative session, but Mr....
  • CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation

    06/24/2017 1:39:52 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 16 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2017 | Matthew Boyle
    Full title: Very Fake News: CNN Pushes Refurbished Russia Conspiracy, Inaccurately Claims Investment Fund Under Investigation Another day, another very fake news story from the network President Donald Trump has identified as “very fake news.” CNN’s Thomas Frank on Thursday evening published what would have been considered an explosive report if remotely true: One anonymous source told him both the Treasury Department and Senate Intelligence Committee are probing a Russian investment fund with ties to several senior finance world leaders close to President Trump. Only problem? Both Trump administration officials and those close to Senate GOP leadership say it’s simply...
  • Crews Build Controversial ‘Homeless Wall’ In San Jose (kali-fornia)

    06/24/2017 1:25:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    CBS ^ | 6-19-17 | John Ramos
    Caltrans is building a taller, stronger wall in San Jose to stop homeless individuals from returning to an encampment. Caltrans has repeatedly cleaned up the large encampment under I-280, but the homeless keep returning. While this new solution has some homeowners pleased, it is generating a lot of anger in the community. Laura Nunez, who has lived on Macredes Avenue in San Jose most of her life, said everything changed on her street when homeless people began using the rickety chain link fence at the end of the block as a doorway to their encampments along I-280. “Every time Caltrans...
  • Justice Department developing strategies to shut down ‘sanctuary cities’: report

    06/24/2017 9:55:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    President Trump’s Justice Department is exploring new ways to take down so-called “sanctuary cities” via legal methods, according to a new report. The Wall Street Journal reports that the DOJ is developing legal strategies to cancel out sanctuary cities across the country. The goal for DOJ would be to effectively force cities to comply with federal officials, according to the report. A senior DOJ attorney told the newspaper that the department is pursuing several different options. One option would see Justice officials argue that local police departments refusing to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement illegally pre-empts federal law. Another...
  • WaPo: Obama Knew Of Russian Meddling; Did He Drop The Ball?

    06/24/2017 8:18:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The Washington Post had a lengthy piece about the Obama White HouseÂ’s behind-the-scenes activities to combat the Russian meddling during the 2016 election. First, they knew about the meddling far in advance. Second, they seem to have fallen into the same decision-making process they exhibited over Syria: paralysis by analysis. There was always the fear that it would look too political. That actually mentioning the meddling might force Russian President Vladimir Putin to do something more damaging in response. Putin reportedly ordered an interference campaign, according to a highly confident assessment by our intelligence community (via WaPo):Early last August, an...
  • Swedish PM to Force Priests to Conduct Gay Marriages, Compares them With Abortions

    06/24/2017 7:36:37 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | JUne 24, 2017 | Chris Tomlinson
    Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has announced that he intends to force all priests in the Swedish church to marry same-sex couples even if they disagree with gay marriage. The Swedish Prime Minister made his view clear in a recent interview saying, “no priest in the Swedish Church can refuse to marry same-sex couples.” Mr Lofven argued that it did not matter what the view of the individual priests was and even supports a motion to only allow priests who agree with same-sex marriage the opportunity to be ordained SVT reports.
  • London Pride Surrounded by Concrete Road Blocks After ‘Attacks on Our Way of Life’

    06/24/2017 7:34:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 23, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    This year’s Gay Pride celebrations in London will be surrounded by a ring of concrete roadblocks to guard against vehicle attacks as witnessed in the Westminster, Borough Market, and Finsbury Park terror attacks. After a “full security review” following recent attacks, the Metropolitan Police also revealed there will be a higher police presence than on previous years and said people attending would be subjected to extra checks and searches.
  • Man fatally stabbed outside after leaving popular karaoke bar (Desperately Random)

    06/24/2017 7:29:52 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 37 replies
    Kiro7 ^ | 6-23-2017 | Staff
    ell KIRO 7 News that the 26-year-old man killed is Andrew Pimentel. He was hanging out and singing karaoke at Ozzie’s at First Avenue West and West Mercer Street went the three blocks to get Dick’s Drive-In about 2 a.m. Witnesses said the suspect, in an unprovoked attack, came across the street and plunged a large knife into Pimentel’s chest in the restaurant parking lot. Medics gave Pimentel first aid and then took him to Harborview Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. The suspect walked away from the scene.
  • Germany Admits 75 Percent of Refugees Will Be on Public Dole for Life

    06/24/2017 7:06:47 AM PDT · by Oatka · 40 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | June 23, 2017 | Geller Report Staff
    Germany’s refugees — and there are many — will by and large be on the public dole for life, according to a new study provided labor officials. For the rest? Public assistance and taxpayer benefits would be their lifetime reward, he said. From the Express: “The Institute for Employment Research (IAB) found only 45 per cent of Syrian refugees in Germany have a school-leaving certificate and 23 per cent a college degree. “It said 484,000 of the refugees are looking for work, up from 322,000 last July — an increase of 50 per cent. “Of those, 178,500 are officially unemployed,...