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Education Officials: Mispronouncing Students’ Names Is a Microaggression

26th September 2016

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I am not making this up.

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Opposuits Releases Star Wars Suits

26th September 2016

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Oh, my.

George Carlin was fond of saying ‘If you nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, some schmuck will buy it.’, and I guess he was right.

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The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority

25th September 2016

Nassim Nicholas Taleb turns over a rock.

T he best example I know that gives insights into the functioning of a complex system is with the following situation. It suffices for an intransigent minority –a certain type of intransigent minorities –to reach a minutely small level, say three or four percent of the total population, for the entire population to have to submit to their preferences. Further, an optical illusion comes with the dominance of the minority: a naive observer would be under the impression that the choices and preferences are those of the majority. If it seems absurd, it is because our scientific intuitions aren’t calibrated for that (fughedabout scientific and academic intuitions and snap judgments; they don’t work and your standard intellectualization fails with complex systems, though not your grandmothers’ wisdom).

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A Waterstones in Carmarthen Has Failed to Sell a Single Copy of Welsh Scrabble in Two Years

25th September 2016

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Perhaps the language has finally died out.

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Gagging Tim Burton (Again)

24th September 2016

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Britain, Sweden, and Germany are vying with each other to see who can spiral down the multicultural drain the fastest. It’s hard to tell which one is ahead — every time Sweden comes up with some new monstrosity, Germany pushes ahead with its own politically correct absurdity. And then the UK puts someone new on trial for “hate speech”.

As far as I can determine, Britain leads the Western world in the number of hate-speech prosecutions per capita. More British people are fitted up, hauled before a judge, and bunged into chokey than in any other supposedly free country. Tommy Robinson’s case is the most well-known, but it’s important to remember that there are many, many others.

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Slain Charlotte man had lengthy criminal record

23rd September 2016

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The friends and family of Keith Lamont Scott, the Charlotte man killed by police this week, portray him as a “family man” and “likable.” This may be true.

However, Scott also had a long police record that included gun violations.

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Fear and Loathing in the Queen City

23rd September 2016

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Violent protests in Charlotte, NC, turned deadly in their second night, when a civilian was shot by another civilian. That wasn’t all. Rioters were seen trying to throw a news photographer into a fire. A CNN reporter was attacked on the air. (Basically somebody came up and body checked him to the ground.)

Well, electing Barack Obama really advanced the cause of race relations in American, didn’t it?

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Report: Dash Cam Video Shows Man Shot by Cop Charging With Gun

23rd September 2016

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Chief Kerr Putney told reporters on Wednesday that Officer Brentley Vinson saw Scott with a handgun and that Scott would not drop it after being ordered to do so. Those critical of the police say Scott was holding a book and not a gun.

Not a lot of books have a trigger.

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Black Lies Matter

21st September 2016

It seems to me that after seven years of the first ‘Negro’ President, we’ve seen more race-based violence than during the eight years of George W. Bush.

I thought Barry was going to eliminate all that?

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12-Year-Old Suspended for a Year After Turning in Knife He Found—It Wasn’t Even His

20th September 2016

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No good deed goes unpunished.

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Tommy Robinson: Free Again

20th September 2016

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The latest attempt by the British government to silence Tommy Robinson has failed: Today a judge threw out a police banning order against Mr. Robinson for his display of a banner at the Euro football tournament in France last June.

Tommy’s “crime” had been to hold up a sign that read “F*** ISIS”, which was said to incite hatred of Muslims. The judge may not realize it, but if he had upheld the police order, he would have been implicitly acknowledging that Islam and ISIS are essentially the same thing.

Thus the banning order might have been upheld if Tommy had displayed a banner with “F*** Islam” or something similar written on it. So today’s decision is hardly an indication that free speech has returned to the UK.

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US Companies Moved $2.5 Trillion Overseas to Avoid Taxes

20th September 2016

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Hey, maybe our taxes are too high.

Just a thought.

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Mexican President at U.N.: ‘No barrier can stop the movement of people’

20th September 2016

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Oh? The Israelis seem to be having a lot of success. And the Iron Curtain was pretty effective in its day.

Perhaps someone ought to point out to the President of Mexico that if his country weren’t such a Third World shithole it wouldn’t be a problem — after all, there aren’t a flood of people coming over the Canadian border.

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Mexican Police Find Van With Homemade Bazooka for Launching Drugs into U.S.

20th September 2016

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I guess, in the War on Drugs, the drugs are fighting back.

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France Bans Plastic Forks and Knives … Because of Global Warming

19th September 2016

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The law, which goes into effect in 2020, mandates that all disposable utensils and dishes must be made of biological, rather than petroleum-based, material. It is part of the Energy Transition for Green Growth, a plan that amps up France’s efforts to combat climate change.

I swear, you really can’t make this shit up.

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Anonymous Blog Claims Responsibility for NYC Bombing in Name of LGBTQ Rights

18th September 2016

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Blowing people up seems to be the way to get attention. Lesson learned.

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Man Who Shot Mother-in-Law Says He Was Aiming at an Armadillo

16th September 2016

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Yeah, I’m always getting those two mixed up.

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Sex Education Is ‘Heterosexist’ and Focuses on Babies Too Much, According to Scientists

15th September 2016

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A scientific study hot off the presses of academia shows that students in the United States and several countries around the world are deeply concerned that their sex education coursework is “heterosexist” and places too much emphasis on the fact that sex frequently results in the creation of babies.

What goes around, comes around.

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Unaccompanied Minors Swelling Ranks of American Gangs, Say Experts

15th September 2016

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A surge of unaccompanied children coming across the southern border could be swelling the ranks of one of America’s most dangerous gangs, either as fresh recruits or hardened sleepers, according to federal authorities.

Some 227,149 unaccompanied children have been apprehended at the border over the last six years, according to the U.S. Border Patrol. They remain in federal custody until a sponsor can be located, at which time they are often sent to communities where they are ripe for recruitment by Latin gangs such as the infamous MS-13.

Sure, let’s open the borders! What could possibly go wrong?

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9/11 Memorial Vandalized At Southern California College

12th September 2016

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Vandals at Occidental College defaced a 9/11 memorial set up by a student Republican club on Sunday.

Of course, if vandals had done something like that to a ‘progressive’ demonstration, there would be an all-hands manhunt.

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BLM Leader Makes Uni’s Student Union Donate Thousands to Movement

12th September 2016

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Nice university you got here. Be a shame if anything happened to it….

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Gentrification on the Big Screen

11th September 2016

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Watching these films today, viewers under the age of, say, 45 would be struck by how alien Jake and Elwood’s Chicago seems and how familiar Ferris’s Chicago has become. The vibrant working-class culture, tough old nuns, SROs, and Maxwell Street Market of The Blues Brothers have all either disappeared or survive only as shadows of what they once were. With a bit of cultural updating to cars, hairstyles, fashion, music, and phones, however, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off could be remade today, virtually shot for shot. Modern proto-hipsters might well still skip school to visit Wrigley Field, the lakefront, the Sears Tower Skydeck, or the Art Institute. Three decades after Ferris Bueller played hooky from the suburbs, the triumph of the gentrified city is complete.

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Greetings, My Fellow ‘Deplorables’!

11th September 2016

The Other McCain gives a shout out to all his peeps.

Speaking at an “LGBT for Hillary” gala in New York where the headliner was Barbra Streisand and the guests included millionaire entertainment industry moguls Barry Diller and Harvey Weinstein, Hillary Clinton made it clear she hates me, and she hates you, too….

I never doubted it.

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The Tragedy of Lesbian Divorce

11th September 2016

The Other McCain hears the sounds of chickens coming home to roost.

So, these two lesbians had been together about five years until they got married in 2015 and broke up barely a year later. But who, we are left to wonder, was the father of Ms. Wright’s two children? Were these babies the lesbian couple created through artificial insemination, or remainders from Ms. Wright’s heterosexual past? How does this affect the lesbian ex-wives in terms of visitation and child-support payments? So many questions, which nobody bothered to examine carefully before “marriage equality” was imposed on society by government fiat, must now be worked out in real life with real people. Someone should write a book: Heather Used to Have Two Mommies, But Now They Hate Each Other.

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‘A Mad Scramble for Victim Status’

10th September 2016

The Other McCain reviews the state of the nation.

Christina Hoff Sommers is old enough to remember the 1960s, and must be amused by the absurd protests that erupt whenever she appears on university campuses. Back in the day, when students rioted over the Vietnam War and the governor sent in the National Guard, it was a serious thing. Nowadays? Fat white girls shouting “racist” at a speaker they don’t like — this is difficult to take seriously and yet, because young people themselves take this quite seriously, it requires our attention.

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Brixton Shotgun Attack: Police Release CCTV of Shooting on London Street in Broad Daylight

9th September 2016

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Note that the perp is a ‘person of color’.

Of course the newspaper can’t Notice that, because that would be raaaaaaacist.

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General Mills’ Ad Agency Quotas Leave a Sour Taste

9th September 2016

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General Mills announced last week that advertising agencies hoping to win contracts with the giant Golden Valley company must now have creative departments with two quite specific demographic features: At least 50 percent of employees in such departments must be female and at least 20 percent must be minorities (“General Mills adds diversity requisite,” Sept. 3).

According to the company’s website, General Mills’ “leadership” is composed of 19 men and eight women, with three of the men and two of the women racial minorities, or so it would appear.

If you find the term “so it would appear” in this context awkward and perhaps offensive, so do I. But so be it with human bean counting.

Question: What if the federal government — say, the Army or the Navy — demanded that senior leadership at General Mills, as well as at Kellogg’s and Post, be at least 50 percent women? This, or their pitches to sell boatloads of Cheerios, Rice Krispies and Honey Bunches of Oats would be thrown overboard? Same thing if their senior minority executives didn’t constitute 20 percent?

Given that there is a total of 27 men and women in official General Mills leadership, would the company be obliged to subtract six men while adding six women so its new lineup would have 13 men and 14 women? Would this remake General Mills as newly kosher in the eyes of the Pentagon? As for minority executives, only one would need to be added — so long as he or she was a she. Otherwise, everything would be out of whack again.

If General Mills couldn’t make all of this work according to federal guidelines, would bureaucrats give the company a pass as long as CEO Ken Powell, a very good man, were eventually succeeded by Betty Crocker herself? Just wondering again. And would ad agencies that got eliminated even before their proposals got to first base have the right to describe the whole exercise as a “crock”?

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Oklahoma University Students Mount Protest Over ‘Otherization,’ Use of Gender Pronouns

9th September 2016

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Sounds like a hate crime to me.

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There Are No Truffles in Truffle Oil

8th September 2016

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The combination of these two trends—the desire for a convenient, ever-ready supply of an ingredient, and a hunger for the traditional, the rare, and “real food”—led to what would seem to be a remarkably successful scam on foodie culture: truffle oil.

Despite the name, most truffle oil does not contain even trace amounts of truffle; it is olive oil mixed with 2,4-dithiapentane, a compound that makes up part of the smell of truffles and is as associated with a laboratory as Californian food is associated with local and organic ingredients. Essentially, truffle oil is olive oil plus truffles’ “disconcerting” smell.

Despite truffle oil’s poor provenance, though, it has been used and praised by both average joes and renowned chefs. Truffle oil has been a remarkably successful con.

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The Three Basic Means by Which Ruling Elites Maintain Their Control

8th September 2016

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As an exercise, you might test the TBB (threaten, bribe, bamboozle) hypothesis. See if you can find any significant government activity that does not fit under one or more of these three rubrics.

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New Class War

8th September 2016

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Shock gave way to relief this summer as America’s political establishment—rattled by Donald Trump’s success in winning the Republican nomination—reassured itself of his inevitable defeat come November. For a moment Trump seemed to have created a new style of politics, one that threatened to mobilize working-class voters against the establishment in both parties. But in the weeks following the Democratic National Convention, as Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers remained comfortably ahead of Trump’s, pundits discounted the risk of class war.

But there’s another side to the Trump phenomenon that is less about Trump or his voters than about the elites they are against. Resistance to the bipartisan establishment keeps growing, and even if Trump loses to Clinton in a landslide, he has carried the rebellion further than ever before by winning a major party’s nomination.

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Leader of Ferguson Protests Found Dead in Burning Car

7th September 2016

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Those who sow the wind will reap the whirlwind.

Think of it as evolution in action.

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Assange Points Out a HUGE Lie in Hillary’s Email Defense — ‘We Have Thousands…’

7th September 2016

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Hillary? A huge lie? Say it ain’t so!

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Chicago: 31 Shot, 9 Fatally, Over 21-Hour Period Monday Into Tuesday

7th September 2016

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Thank God for those strict gun control laws in Chicago or the place would probably look like Texas.

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Black Lives Matter Protest at London City Airport Could Inspire Copycat Terrorist Attacks

6th September 2016

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While it is true that ‘the squeaky wheel gets the grease’, that depends on the wheel in question being a necessary part of the process.

That which is not a part of the process but nevertheless sqeaks is merely an annoyance. Squeaky wheels get grease, but annoying insects get swatted.

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Bridget Jones’s Baby Reviews Roundup: Your Favourite Hapless Heroine Is Back and She’s as Lovable as Ever

6th September 2016

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Perhaps I’m revealing too much about myself here, but I don’t find Bridget Jones ‘lovable’; at best I find her tedious.

The world is full of self-indulgent people being praised for kinda-sorta dealing with problems they wouldn’t have if they weren’t so self-indulgent. I fail to see any reason to watch a movie about one. It would be like watching a movie about someone who, through carelessness, shoots himself in the foot and then ‘valiantly struggles’ to deal with the result for the next two hours. My impulse is to say Own Damned Fault and move on.

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In 2016 Chicago, Only 4% of Attempted Murderers Have Been Arrested

5th September 2016

Steve Sailer reminds us of the grim facts.

Black Lives Matter … unless you don’t get caught.

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Promoting Infanticide in Newsweek

5th September 2016

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Everything old is new again.

In the 1920s, through the end of World War II, infanticide of disabled babies was promoted at the highest politically progressive levels.

Helen Keller of all people, argued that killing disabled children was merely the “weeding of the human garden,” apparently believing that she would be spared because her significant disabilities were not congenital.

The rank eugenicist and social Darwinist, Margaret Sanger, also deployed the “weeds” metaphor like a cudgel to support infanticide of “human waste.”

Infanticide was justified by the German eugenicist doctors, given free rein by Hitler, as a “healing treatment.”

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The 12 Juiciest Bits From the FBI’s Clinton Report

4th September 2016

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Even so, not enough to bring her to court. Unbelievable.

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This Mojave Desert Solar Plant Kills 6,000 Birds a Year. Here’s Why That Won’t Change Any Time Soon

3rd September 2016

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We got yer ‘green’ energy — right here.

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The Idle Army: America’s Unworking Men

3rd September 2016

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Labor Day is an appropriate moment to reflect on a quiet catastrophe: the collapse, over two generations, of work for American men. During the past half-century, work rates for U.S. males spiraled relentlessly downward. America is now home to a vast army of jobless men who are no longer even looking for work—roughly seven million of them age 25 to 54, the traditional prime of working life.

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The Culture Of The Smug White Liberal

3rd September 2016

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I have spent my life as a Democrat which probably isn’t that surprising considering that I am African-American. One of the things that always attracted me to the party were the ideals of equality, fighting for the little guy and our openness to differing opinions, but lately I have seen my party take a turn that makes me uncomfortable. Somewhere along the way we stopped fighting for the little guy and became the party of the smug, educated elites who look down on those with less education and deem them unable or unworthy of being able to make personal decisions for their own lives.

 

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The United Nations: What’s the Point?

3rd September 2016

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What if the United Nations didn’t exist? It’s a question easily answered, because for nearly all of human history, it didn’t. History “teaches us that order in international relations is the exception, rather than the rule,” Kevin Rudd, the former Australian prime minister, writes in a new report on the uncertain future of the UN. “Since the rise of the modern nation-state, both prior to and following the Peace of Westphalia in 1648, disorder has been the dominant characteristic of inter-state relations.” We tend to think of the United Nations as just another part of the global furniture. But it’s actually a recent addition.

There is “growing evidence of nation-states walking around the UN to solve major problems and then perhaps coming back to the UN when it’s all done as some sort of diplomatic afterthought,” Rudd told me. The United Nations continues to establish rules for how people and states should conduct themselves in the world. “The problem is, if you simply set norms and don’t do anything about the execution of those norms, as the international agency given that function back under the charter of 1945, then you start to lose complete relevance over time.”

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Forced Reeducation for MDs Who Don’t Want to Kill

2nd September 2016

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Earlier today I posted a comment about a bioethics “Consensus Statement” published by Oxford University that advocated eviscerating medical conscience rights of doctors with religious or moral objections to procedures such as abortion and euthanasia. Looking more closely at the authoritarian document, I see that the bioethicists would require dissenting doctors to perform community service for their thought crime and go to reeducation classes about the harm their beliefs cause.

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DC Teen Didn’t Have Money for Weed, So He Shoots Man in the Face In McDonald’s

1st September 2016

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Black Lives Matter – except when buying weed.

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Protesters in Gabon Burn Parliament Building Amid Allegations of Stolen Election

31st August 2016

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I guess they’re serious.

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Toulouse Attack: Man Shouting ‘I’m sick of France’ Stabs Police Officer in Neck

31st August 2016

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Tell the truth: Haven’t we all wanted to do that?

Maybe Obama knows. We’ll ask him once he gets done playing golf.

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Puerto Rico: All Banana, No Republic

31st August 2016

Steve Sailer looks at one of America’s last mathoms.

Puerto Rico is being allowed to fall apart in order to rig American presidential elections by tipping Florida’s electoral votes to the Democrats. The looting of Puerto Rico’s institutions by the rich and the poor alike is depopulating the island.

Maybe some developers could move in and build some condos. It worked for Cancun.

About three-fifths of all Puerto Ricans now live on the mainland.

Would you want to be cooped up on an island full of Puerto Ricans? What do black people do when they get money? They go live with white people. Maybe they know something you don’t know.

That’s an important fraction to be aware of because we are often told that only a small percentage of the 6.1 billion people who live in the less developed nations would bother to decamp for the first world under a policy of open borders. But the experience of Puerto Rico, which is hardly poor (GPD per capita is near triple the world average), suggests that if allowed, third worlders would keep coming until life in America and Europe declines to third-world conditions.

Hey, those are facts, and nobody around here is interested in facts. Certainly nobody in the government.

The Democrats’ intensive ground game in Orlando to register new arrivals from Puerto Rico isn’t controversial. After all, the Democrats’ grand strategy in the 21st century is for the government to elect a new people, while demonizing as hateful racists any Americans who dare object to politicians importing foreign ringers to win elections. Within that context, Hillary’s Puerto Rican ploy is among her less ethically challenged immigration stratagems.

Remarkable.

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New York Court Redefines Parenthood to Protect Same-Sex Couples

31st August 2016

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And of course it was a black feminist judge who did it. What a surprise.

Hey, if’ you can re-defined ‘marriage’ to include homosexual relationships, re-defining ‘parenthood’ is a piece of cake.

Next up: Re-defining ‘sheep’ to include goats, badgers, and ocelots.

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Culture-Enriching Rapists on Trial in Hamburg

31st August 2016

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The video below and accompanying news story are a reminder that not all cultural enrichment comes to us from the Muslim world. The following harrowing account describes the horrors experienced by a 14-year-old German girl at the hands of four young immigrants from Serbia. (Yes, I know they could still be Muslims, even though they’re from Serbia. There’s no way to tell from the information provided. However, most Muslims in the former Yugoslavia are now in Bosnia, Macedonia, and Kosovo, so chances are these are Serbian boys with an Orthodox background.)

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