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  • CNN’s Chris Cuomo to Don Lemon: ‘You Know I’m Black on the Inside’

    03/07/2021 11:31:36 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/7/21
    CNN’s anchor Chris Cuomo said, “I’m black on the inside,” during the handover segment with his colleague Don Lemon on Friday, as he cited the words of the theme song from the 1970s program “Good Times.” Partial transcript as follows: CUOMO: I had somebody hit me with something today that hurt. She said to me, you know, I don’t have to tell you about how I’m living with my family and how setback we are by this because there was a TV show that was all about it in the 70s and it is the reality for too many people...
  • Since when does big government spending 'alleviate poverty'? The Washington Post makes an ignorant claim about poverty.

    03/07/2021 10:54:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2021 | Jack Hellner
    Here's a truly ignorant tweet from the Washington Post: — The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 6, 2021 It says:"Biden stimulus showers money on Americans, sharply cutting poverty in defining move of presidency"Now, at least RedState has noticed there's a problem. They ran this:WaPo Puts Out Full-On Biden Propaganda Tweet That Just Might Blow Your Mind It reminds me of people thinking President Obama in his day had a stash of funds to shower them with. It's as if all money is their personal money, instead of taxpayer money. Trump's policies gave the U.S. a record low poverty rate in 2019,...
  • ‘Higher’ education a threat to America: Even More than COVID, They are the single biggest threat to Western civilization

    03/07/2021 10:51:00 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/07/2021 | Eric Utter
    American colleges and universities pose an existential threat to our nation that hosts and so lavishly supports them. In fact, they are the single biggest threat to Western civilization, now over 2,000 years old. If you are like most people, you probably think the previous two sentences were overly bold, hyperbolic, preposterous. Maybe even crazy. And you would be wrong. The rot emanating from institutions of higher learning in the United States is more dangerous even than the coronavirus. The virus of wokeism eats away its hosts’ mental capacity and renders them ignorant, bitter, hostile, unstable, overly emotional and intellectually...
  • Biden Signs Executive Order Aimed at Expanding 'Voter Access'

    03/07/2021 10:45:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Beth Bauman
    resident Joe Biden on Sunday signed an executive order aimed at expanding voting rights. It's the Biden administration's latest move to expand voting rights as they push the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the House Democrats' bill to radically transform America's election system, including prohibiting voter ID laws and mandating taxpayers fund political campaigns."It is the policy of my Administration to promote and defend the right to vote for all Americans who are legally entitled to participate in elections," the executive order stated. "It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration...
  • Basel III and gold.

    03/07/2021 9:58:15 AM PST · by delta7 · 15 replies
    US Gold Bureau ^ | March 2 2021 | Bill stack
    36%. That is how much the gold price has moved up since we last mentioned Basel III, in this article from April of 2019. We projected then that gold would likely move up in price steadily over time as we got closer to full implementation of these international banking accords. In actuality, the gold price has moved up an average of 1.35% per month since then, yielding more in a month than a five-year CD account pays in interest for a full year. While full implementation of the Basel III rules has been pushed back until January 1, 2022, the...
  • Meet the woman on a mission to have retailers commit 15% of their shelf space to Black-owned brands

    03/07/2021 7:23:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 133 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 6, 2021
    Aurora James was frustrated when she would go to stores and see a lack of Black-owned brands on shelves. It was out of that frustration that the fashion designer decided she needed to be a part of the solution by disrupting business as usual."I was so fed up as a woman and a woman of color, being disappointed by the choices that people or companies were making. But I also realized that I failed in a lot of ways to really ask for what I needed," James told CBS News' Michelle Miller.In the aftermath of George Floyd's killing, she took...
  • Jackson, Mississippi has a water crisis because our state legislature has a race problem

    03/07/2021 7:05:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 6, 2021 | By Donna Ladd
    Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves told the media this week, “I do think it's really important that the City of Jackson start collecting their water bill payments before they start going and asking everyone else to pony up more money." As the governor gave that lecture on March 3 in his state’s capital city, thousands of homes near where he sat in Jackson were without even non-potable water to flush their toilets, and not a single home in the city limits had access to safe drinking water we could use without boiling first. The Monday before Reeves’ flippant remark about the...
  • Google advised mental health care when workers complained about racism and sexism

    03/07/2021 6:54:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | March 7, 2021 | By April Glaser and Char Adams
    Benjamin Cruz, a former instructional designer in Google’s Cloud division, was caught off guard when a colleague told them that their skin was much darker than she expected. Cruz, who is Mexican American prefers to be identified by the pronouns they/them, reported the incident to human resources in 2019 where personnel told them they should “assume good intent.” Cruz’s experience with Google’s internal human resources personnel echoes that of several former and current Google employees, including two prominent Black women, Timnit Gebru and April Curley, who were pushed out of Google at the end of last year. Both women were...
  • Billy Eichner leads first big-studio rom-com about gay men

    03/07/2021 6:38:39 AM PST · by ZagFan · 40 replies ^ | 3-05-2021 | Christi Carras
    Billy Eichner has been tapped to co-write, executive produce and star in Universal Pictures' "Bros," a love story about "two gay men maybe, possibly, probably stumbling towards love. Maybe. They're both very busy," according to a description released Friday by the studio giant.
  • Michael Jordan: Playing Above the Rim

    03/07/2021 6:22:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Robert Orlando
    The Human Highlight. GOAT. His sheer vertical style of play was legendary, but that's not the story. He transformed himself from dominant athlete to one of the fiercest mental competitors of all time, with only one enemy, mediocrity. And while his brand flew high, to think, I never knew his politics? If not outspoken on politics, why such a vast appeal? Keep reading. North Carolina to Chicago, Michael arrived in 1984 in an era that belonged to Larry Bird's Celtics and Magic Johnson’s Lakers of showtime fame. They were Gemini stars of legendary dynasties, and always on the top 10...
  • Boulder Police: CU partygoers assault officers, damage property

    03/07/2021 5:55:14 AM PST · by real saxophonist · 29 replies
    KDVR ^ | Mar 7, 2021 | Colleen Flynn
    Boulder Police: CU partygoers assault officers, damage property by: Colleen Flynn Mar 7, 2021 Updated: BOULDER, Colo. (KDVR) — Boulder police said partiers at a massive CU street party Saturday night assaulted three officers with bricks and rocks and caused significant property damage. Police spokesperson Dionne Waugh said detectives are reviewing a large amount of video evidence of the incidents with the goal “to charge and identify” individuals involved in the destruction. One armored police vehicle sustained “heavy damage,” as did a fire truck, Waugh said. In a statement released on Twitter, Boulder Police Chief Maris said detectives will “identify...
  • Putin's Former Chief of Staff Calls Trump a Champion against New World Order

    03/07/2021 5:06:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    American ^ | March 7, 2021 | Lynn Corum
    Sergey Ivanov, Vladimir Putin's former chief of staff, currently on the Russian Federation Security Council, has weighed in on the "historical scale of the personality and achievements of President Donald Trump" in an op-ed for Eurasia Daily. I have changed not a word of what he has to say. In his national ideology, Putin warns repeatedly of the dangers from the "Transnationalists" (Proekt Rossiya [Project Russia], EKSMO Press, 2014). The Russians are joined by the British with their Brexit and the French with their Front National led by populist Marine Le Pen. Populism actually straddles the Atlantic, and Donald Trump...
  • The Rise and Fall of Andrew Cuomo

    03/07/2021 5:00:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | March 7, 2021 | Clarice Feldman
    In ancient Greece, they warned that excessive pride and arrogance will without fail lead to punishment. In ancient Rome, slaves rode behind conquerors whispering in their ears “memento mori” -- you are mortal -- meaning that both fame and you die. You need not go that far back in time to see the truth of these warnings. Just consider the rise and fall of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. In this case we can see why he rose to such fame. Why he’s being attacked right now has several explanations. As I detail, I think it’s because others with the...
  • George Floyd's friends reflect on his striving, at times stumbling life

    03/07/2021 4:48:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 7, 2021 | By Brad Brooks
    HOUSTON - Travis Cains looks over to the spot where he and George Floyd watched the world go by when they were young. All that’s left of the clubhouse across the street from the projects where they debated sports and hip hop are two battered concrete steps now leading to nowhere. The clubhouse is long gone. It was on those steps that Cains — who considers himself Floyd’s older brother and stuck with him through the highs of sports stardom at school to the lows of addiction and incarceration — became convinced that Floyd was destined to make his mark...
  • Illinois launches $10 million campaign aimed at countering COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in Black, Latino communities

    03/07/2021 4:44:55 AM PST · by Salman · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 2021-03-07 | JENNY WHIDDEN
    In an effort to reach Black and Latino communities that have been hard hit by the coronavirus but have lagged behind the rest of the state on vaccinations, Illinois on Friday launched a $10 million public awareness campaign to combat vaccine hesitancy. The multimedia campaign was announced as the total number of vaccinations administered in Illinois passed 3 million, with more than 1 million residents now fully immunized with two shots. Speaking outside Family Christian Health Center in south suburban Harvey, Gov. J.B. Pritzker framed vaccine education as an issue of equity, a notion he and other state officials have...
  • What Drives the Global Elite on Their Maniacal Mission

    03/07/2021 4:44:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Jeff Davidson
    When you consider what has happened in the United States in the last nine months, incredibly, it doesn't even seem like our own nation anymore. People rioting in the streets during the summer are described by the lamestream media as "peaceful protesters." District Attorneys let hardened criminals out of jail. Grammar schools indoctrinate our children, teaching them to hate America. The Lunatics are Running the AsylumGovernors mandate lockdowns of their citizens while flagrantly breaking their own rules. A presidential administration, run by who knows who, is undermining the "1776 Project" -- which was designed to offer a balanced perspective on...
  • Will climate change widen the gap between haves and have-nots in the Northwest?

    03/07/2021 4:39:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Oregon Public Broadcasting ^ | March 6, 2021 | By IRIS M. CRAWFORD
    Activists in the Pacific Northwest have warned for years that communities of color and other marginalized groups are disproportionately impacted by the effects of climate change, and less well-positioned to take advantage of jobs and other benefits likely to result as the region’s economy moves away from fossil fuels. For evidence, look no further than the fire that ripped through southern Oregon last September. People in the relatively affluent town of Ashland received faster and clearer warnings to evacuate than people in less-well-off towns nearby, say grassroots-organizing groups in the area. “People were clueless and our Spanish-speaking community was left...
  • Free Enterprise is the Essence of America First

    03/07/2021 4:33:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Arthur Schaper
    The Trump administration forced a lot of conservatives to rethink issues. For me, I had to revisit the topic of tariffs. Initially, I was knee-jerk hostile to tariff schedules. We should support free trade at all costs, right? That was what Milton Friedman told us, and that is what we should be fighting for. After four years of Trump, I realized that Pat Buchanan and other economic nationalists had a good point about tariffs. Indeed, every nation needs to take steps to ensure that essential industries remain strong and thrive in the home country. In times of war or a...
  • Fauci warns U.S. could be headed for another virus spike

    03/07/2021 4:09:29 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 57 replies
    The New York Times via SF Gate ^ | March 6, 2021 | by Ron DePasquale and Isabella Grullón Paz, New York Times
    States have continued steadily lifting restrictions, despite warnings from top federal health officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci that new coronavirus cases in the United States have plateaued at a very high level after their drastic drop has stalled and that the country urgently needed to contain the spread of more transmissible variants. “We’ve just now recently experienced the worst surge,” Fauci said Friday during a White House coronavirus briefing, adding that the country had plateaued at between 60,000 and 70,000 new cases per day. “When you have that much of viral activity in a plateau, it almost invariably means that...
  • An Open Letter to Sen. Joe Manchin: How One Brave Man Can Save America and Change the Course of History

    03/07/2021 3:58:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 7, 2021 | Wayne Allyn Root
    This is not your father's Democratic Party. These people are certified insane. Either that or they're hardcore, radical socialists and communists hellbent on turning America into Cuba, Greece or Venezuela. I believe it's a combination of both. Every move President Joe Biden and his socialist/communist cabal makes takes us one step closer to the destruction of the greatest country and economy in the history of civilization. Former President John F. Kennedy would never be accepted in today's Democratic Party. JFK believed in all the same things I do: He was pro-business; he supported lower taxes; he believed in strong borders;...