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  • French warned about pitfalls of seeking to end their lives in Belgium

    01/20/2018 9:50:18 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | Sep 2017 | Evie Burrows-Taylor
    Belgian doctors fear the number of French people heading over the border to seek help to end their lives could shoot up and are warning that the road to the end is paved with problems. With the number of French people considering euthanasia as a viable way to end their daily suffering on the rise, the burden is largely falling on neighbouring Belgium. While active euthanasia, by which a person deliberately causes the patient's death, remains illegal in France, the procedure became legal in Belgium 15 years ago. What's the law in France? During Francois Hollande's leadership in March 2015,...
  • Macron Warns and Woos Faith Leaders On Bioethics Reforms

    01/20/2018 9:38:56 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 4 replies
    The Tablet ^ | Jan 9, 2018 | Tom Heneghan
    “This French secularism, which sometimes surprises our neighbours, is a powerful cement in a country torn by so many wars of religion." - Emmanuel Macron President Emmanuel Macron has hinted at controversial changes in France’s bioethics law this year at the same time as he invited the country’s religious leaders to participate fully in the public debate about reforms the Catholic Church opposes. Addressing senior clergy at a New Year’s reception, the president said his role was to ensure both that France debated the bioethics reforms seriously and that it adapted its laws responsibly to changes in technology and society....
  • Spotlight on procreation rights as France begins sweeping bioethics debate

    01/20/2018 9:30:05 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 2 replies
    France 24 ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | Solange Mougin
    France on Wednesday kicked off a marathon round of talks designed to inform the country’s legislation on bioethics, with the government hoping to avoid a repeat of the poisonous debate that hijacked the legalisation of same-sex marriage. The six-month consultation, involving scientists, medical practitioners and legal experts from across France, will lead to a revised bioethics law, slated for later this year. It will touch on a broad range of subjects, from legalizing euthanasia to the development of artificial intelligence. Some of the topics up for discussion represent a political minefield in France, and President Emmanuel Macron will be keen...
  • Booker: The DHS Secretary Is Pretty Much A Nazi Enabler

    01/20/2018 8:33:22 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 1/19/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) is not done with DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Not even close. The intense tantrum from Booker at the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday was due to two things; 1) He’s running for president in 2020; and 2) the “tears of rage” that flowed when he heard about the president’s remarks about immigrants from “s**thole countries,” and why are we letting them come here. Nielsen couldn’t recall the president using this exact language when he said it during a meeting between Democrats and Republicans over immigration, the obstacle that could shut down the government later tonight.
  • The evolution of Democratic criminality

    01/20/2018 8:20:12 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies ^ | 1/19/2018 | Craige McMillan
    Criminality invariably increases in frequency and severity when it goes unpunished. The best example is no longer street thugs or gang members, but Democratic congressmen. Democrat Adam Schiff seems to be the star leaker on the House Intelligence Committee. He specializes in open communication with big-media anti-Trump propagandists, who are expert at publishing only the bits damaging to the president. Now Mr. Schiff and his fellow crime syndicate colleagues have changed their tune. The committee has been sitting on a document for months, without one single “share” to its credit. Even Mr. Schiff, the serial leaker, hasn’t passed it on...
  • U.S. withholds additional $45 million from terror-linked U.N. agency

    01/20/2018 8:07:16 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 1/19/2018 | Art More
    Days after announcing it was withholding $65 million from a U.N. agency supporting Palestinian refugees, the United States announced it will not provide a separate $45 million it had pledged to the agency, according to the State Department. As WND reported, the State Department announced Tuesday it is withholding $65 million the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNWRA, warning any additional U.S. donations would depend on changes in how the agency operates and is funded. In 2016, the U.S. donated $355 million to UNWRA. The $45 million allotment was meant for food aid as part of the UNRWA’s West Bank/Gaza...
  • Real racists: Black 'tribal chiefs' keeping inner city down

    01/19/2018 8:46:48 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies ^ | 1/18/2018 | Mason Weaver
    Why are we afraid of racists? Racist people have no or little effect on me. My book “Tribalism” points out what will bring us out of misery. In “It’s OK to Leave the Plantation,” I illustrate the only way out for us. The idea that black folks must wait in the bushes until the elite black leaders and their white handlers stop all racism is foolish and unproductive. When will black folks be allowed to come into the light, join America and accept our role as patriots? Now we are to be self-segregating, separating ourselves from white America as if...
  • Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

    01/18/2018 7:31:26 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jan 16, 2018 | Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News’ full, fiery interview with clinical psychologist and professorJordan B Peterson, whose views on gender have amassed great controversy - and a huge online following. He discusses the pay gap, patriarchy and his new book "12 Rules for Life."
  • Graham: Trump Is ‘Absolutely Not’ A Racist [VIDEO]

    01/18/2018 10:23:50 AM PST · by rktman · 19 replies ^ | 1/18/2018 | Amber Athey
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham baited a CNN reporter into asking him if Trump is a racist, only to soundly reject the notion. During an exclusive interview, CNN’s Dana Bash asked Graham if he could confirm that the president referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries.” “You can keep asking me all day long and I’ll say the same thing,” Graham responded. “Why don’t you ask me, ‘is he a racist?'” “That was my next question,” Bash admitted. “Okay well why don’t you ask me?” Graham said coolly. Bash followed Graham’s instructions and asked if the president is racist,...
  • [Video] Jordan Peterson debate on the gender pay gap, campus protests and postmodernism

    01/17/2018 6:32:29 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/16/18 | Channel 4 News
    Channel 4 News’ full, fiery interview with clinical psychologist and professorJordan B Peterson, whose views on gender have amassed great controversy - and a huge online following. He discusses the pay gap, patriarchy and his new book "12 Rules for Life."
  • Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires!

    01/17/2018 1:43:18 PM PST · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Proslogion ^ | 1-15-18 | Jay Wile
    Birds Seem to Intentionally Spread Fires! Jan. 15, 2018 Birds are incredibly intelligent animals. They work through certain probability problems better than some students, they communicate with people in order to hunt, they build structures with perspective in mind, they can figure out other birds’ desires, and they use and modify tools. Well, now we have one more thing to add to the list. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Ethnobiology, at least three species of bird (Black Kites, Whistling Kites, and Brown Falcons) also use fire!
  • [SATIRE] ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say At Google (tr)

    01/17/2018 10:47:37 AM PST · by fishtank · 33 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | January 10, 2018 | Babby Lonbee
    ‘There Are More Than Two Genders,’ Tortured Employee Forced To Say In Darkened Room At Google Headquarters January 10, 2018 MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA — In a darkened room labeled “101” deep within Google’s Mountain View headquarters, an outed conservative employee was forced to say there are more than two genders after a long period of torture. The man was tortured for hours, arguing the objective reality of two genders, being told he was “mentally deranged” and suffering from “a defective worldview” before finally giving in. “Do you remember writing in an email that there are only two genders?” he was...
  • Across the South, it’s snow, ice and record-breaking cold

    01/17/2018 9:55:26 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | JANELLE COGAN and JAY REEVES
    A thin layer of snow and ice across the South closed highways, schools and government offices and sent cars sliding off the road Wednesday, while a blast of cold air broke records as far south as the Gulf Coast. Icicles hung from a statue of jazz musicians in normally balmy New Orleans, and drivers unaccustomed to ice spun their wheels across Atlanta, which was brought to a near-standstill. The beach in Biloxi, Mississippi, got a thin coating of snow.
  • Star Trek takes PC to new extremes, even for Hollywood

    01/17/2018 6:52:26 AM PST · by rktman · 133 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | Ed Straker
    Those of you (most of you) who haven't been watching the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery, are missing out on a entirely new level of political correctness. The show features a black female protagonist named Michael; her boyfriend, a Klingon disguised as a Muslim-Arab security officer; an obese female cadet who is a genius in all areas of science; and a gay couple, one of whom is black and possibly also hispanic. But that isn't enough for SJWs. They actually worry that the black gay character, who is also hispanic, is not visibly hispanic.
  • Cory Booker completely loses it at DHS secretary Kirstjen Nielsen

    01/17/2018 6:42:28 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 1/17/2018 | M. Catharine Evans
    A crazed, bug-eyed Cory Booker, junior senator from New Jersey, blasted Department of Homeland Security secretary Kristjen Nielsen during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday on immigration. Booker became so unhinged in his staged outrage that he repeatedly threatened Nielsen, with clenched fists pointed in her direction. Equal to Booker's overt violation of Nielsen's right to be treated without hostility and intimidation was the deranged content of his tirade. Nielsen had stated earlier she did not hear the president say the "s-hole" word at last week's White House meeting on DACA. Booker went ballistic and accused Nielsen of covering up...
  • What In The Fresh Hell Is This? We Need To Shame Couples Who Have Kids Because…Global Warming?

    01/17/2018 6:33:15 AM PST · by rktman · 54 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Why is it that some of the hottest hot takes come from Canada? This week, we're delving into the very 'none of our business' category of married coupled having children. On HGTV, Fixer Upper couple Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they’re going to have a fifth child. Good for them. No, seriously—that’s great news, but some whack jobs denounced the announcement, citing overpopulation concerns. Really? That’s the troll bait that attracts these legions of losers. Folks, this is why Trump won. This busy-bodying from liberals, and make no mistake the trolls who cite population controls and global warming are...
  • The tyranny of majority rule

    01/17/2018 6:25:36 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Walter Williams
    Hillary Clinton blamed the Electoral College for her stunning defeat in the 2016 presidential election in her latest memoirs, “What Happened.” Some have claimed that the Electoral College is one of the most dangerous institutions in American politics. Why? They say the Electoral College system, as opposed to a simple majority vote, distorts the one-person, one-vote principle of democracy because electoral votes are not distributed according to population. To back up their claim, they point out that the Electoral College gives, for example, Wyoming citizens disproportionate weight in a presidential election. Put another way, Wyoming, a state with a population...
  • What I Learned in the Peace Corps in Africa

    01/17/2018 12:25:10 AM PST · by lowbuck · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 17 January 2018 | Karin McQuillan
    Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, "a fecalized environment." . . . snip For the rest of my life, I enjoyed the greatest gift of the Peace Corps: I love and treasure America more than ever. I take seriously my responsibility to defend our culture and our country and pass on the American heritage to the next generation.
  • Black groups contribute little -- besides complaints

    01/16/2018 8:44:51 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies ^ | 1/16/2018 | Mychal Massie
    Typically, the Black Star Group, a black Muslim front group, is busy blaming whites for black children failing in schools, but now they’ve added economic segregation. In the Jan. 8, 2018, issue of the San Francisco-based newspaper BayView, the group’s founder, Phillip Jackson, wrote a commentary titled: “Celebrate Black History Month By circulating black dollars in black communities.” The reason for his jeremiad is his opinion that “Black people are on [their] own”; i.e., the white government won’t help them. I say, if only that were the truth. Trillions of taxpayer dollars have been wasted on blacks since President Nixon...
  • Pope Francis: Fears of Mass Migration Are 'Legitimate' and 'Fully Comprehensible'

    01/16/2018 5:05:41 AM PST · by · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 14 Jan 2018 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    EXCERPT Earlier this week, an Italian archbishop declared that immigration must be "rational" because uncontrolled immigration leads to the "crushing and extermination of our society." "You can't just open the doors, as if it were a party," Archbishop Luigi Negri stated in an interview with Italian media Tuesday. It is essential to "highlight the economic, human and cultural costs of immigration" since failing to do so means caving into "ideology." "I am a Catholic and therefore I believe in welcoming diversity," said Negri, the recently retired archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio and a close friend of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, "but this...