“TheGaySweater Knitted From ‘Gay Hair’ Challenges Homophobic Language”
‘That jumper is so gay,’ is a comment that one designer is hoping to hear emanating from the front row of Toronto Fashion Week.
The garment in question was knitted from the donated hair of more than 1,000 LGBT people by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD).
“The idea for the sweater was born from a desire to educate and encourage everyone to use ‘gay’ the correct way,” says Jeremy Dias, director of the CCGSD, regarding their decision to to create ‘the world’s first and only 100% gay object’.”
Hmmmm… This is serious stuff for someone who wants to be President.
The conservative group Freedom Watch has filed a racketeering lawsuit against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that accuses her of failing to produce documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The civil suit, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, argues that Clinton used her private emails to sell access to other officials in return for donations to the Clinton Foundation.”
Racketeering. She learned well from Saul Alinsky. He was friends with mobster Frank Nitti.
The civil suit alleges the Clintons “systematically and continuously … conducted a corrupt enterprise” over more than 10 years, allegedly in violation of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization (RICO) Act, which deals with abuse and misuse of organizations or businesses.
In a statement, Klayman cast his lawsuit as “the first and only hard-hitting case to address the growing email scandal.”
Iran is negotiating but doesn’t want anything written down.
“In Nuclear Talks, Iran Seeks to Avoid Specifics”
John Kerry calls his bookie
PARIS — If an agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear capability is reached by deadline in the next seven days, one thing may be missing: an actual written accord, signed by the Iranians.
Over the past few weeks, Iran has increasingly resisted any kind of formal “framework” agreement at this stage in the negotiations, preferring a more general statement of “understanding” followed by a final accord in June, according to Western diplomats involved in the talks.
Should that position hold — one of the many unknowns of the coming days — the United States and its five negotiating partners may find themselves in the uncomfortable position of describing the accord as they understand it while the Iranians go home to offer their own version.”
What, exactly, is being proposed for the Urban Death Project?
The Urban Death Project (UDP) utilizes the process of composting to safely and gently turn our deceased into soil-building material, creating a meaningful, equitable, and ecological urban alternative to existing options for the disposal of the dead. The project is a solution to the overcrowding of city cemeteries, a sustainable method of disposing of our dead, and a new ritual for laying our loved ones to rest.”
Relax. It’s a basketball players last name in Canada. For Fuck’s sake, give him a break. Instead, we should be supporting him and chanting, “Let’s go Fuck! Let’s go Fuck!”
Guilherme Crabogiale Fuck has a fantastic, mellifluous name, and it would be more childish to pretend we’re not tickled by the fact that his surname is an English obscenity. It’s funny, and it’s curious, but it’s easily explicable: the 6-foot-6 forward for Alberta’s Medicine Hat College is a Brazilian of German descent.
She says it’s unfair that women have to pay for abortions.
Somehow it seems strange to me that an avowed lesbian is an abortion activist. Maybe she’s also a closet eugenicist as well.
Because of unfair and unnecessary laws, safe and legal abortions can be out of reach of those who don’t have the money to pay for them. I don’t think that’s right, so I’m doing something about it. I’m bowling to break down barriers to abortion access.”
Petty, childish, and petulant, that’s our ‘President’. What’s worse is it didn’t work. That must be particularly galling to our nancy boy.
“Senior Jerusalem source says administration wanted ‘revenge’ over Congress speech; declares there’ll be no Palestinian state ‘in our generation’”
The White House was directly involved in an attempt to unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last week’s general election, during a nadir in ties between the Israeli leader and US President Barack Obama, a senior Jerusalem official said Tuesday
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Times of Israel that “it’s no secret” that the Obama administration had attempted to influence the outcome of the election, having been partially motivated by a desire for revenge over Netanyahu’s polarizing speech before Congress earlier this month, which sought to undermine the president’s key foreign policy initiative – a nuclear deal with Iran.
Apparently, academia is not heaven. You have to be careful what you say around leftist students.
“A personal account of how call out culture has harmed teaching”
Personally, liberal students scare the shit out of me. I know how to get conservative students to question their beliefs and confront awful truths, and I know that, should one of these conservative students make a facebook page calling me a communist or else seek to formally protest my liberal lies, the university would have my back. I would not get fired for pissing off a Republican, so long as I did so respectfully, and so long as it happened in the course of legitimate classroom instruction.
The same cannot be said of liberal students. All it takes is one slip—not even an outright challenging of their beliefs, but even momentarily exposing them to any uncomfortable thought or imagery—and that’s it, your classroom is triggering, you are insensitive, kids are bringing mattresses to your office hours and there’s a twitter petition out demanding you chop off your hand in repentance.”
Cruz is not afraid of a fight. He said he doesn’t think God is finished with America. In saying that he angered all of those who hate our country, including some Republicans. First he invoked the name of God and second he told us all that our country is divinely inspired. Most Americans fear for our country after six years of destructive practices. We hunger for a leader who, like Reagan, made us proud to live in the United States.
Reagan came along after the Malaise and incompetence of Jimmy Carter and told us we were the best nation in the world. We knew it but Carter had told us that we were something else. We knew he was wrong. But it was uplifting to be told again that we were the freest, kindest, and most capable people in the world. We ate it up. He never stopped the positive message, either. We knew we were the ‘Shining city on the hill’ and the last hope for mankind.
We still are. Americans are starving for a leader who will agree with us. Cruz has made a good start. Whether he winds up with the nomination or not he will have a profound effect on the political landscape of the 2016 Presidential election.
He has scared the left with one half-hour speech. So far the worst thing they can say about him is that he helped shut down the government:
No wonder they are scared. Even CNN asks, “How do you solve a problem like Ted Cruz?”.
Cruz gave a powerful speech at Liberty University. He did not stand behind a podium. He paced the floor and addressed all of the audience and he did it without a teleprompter. Alan Dershowitz, no Conservative, had him in his classes at Harvard. He called him, “… off the charts brilliant“. And, “One of the sharpest students I had . . . I’ve had 10,000 students over my 50 years at Harvard . . . he has to qualify among the brightest of the students.”
He’s an award-winning debater, too. I’d love to see him debate Hillary Clinton.
The police state is tightening it’s grip. You thought your money belonged to you? That’s cute. Your bank already spies on you for the government. The feds are effectively lowering the threshold which triggers a report on your financial activity. It also has the appearance of a crude capital control, acting as an early warning system for possible runs on the bank, or more cynically, an attempt by the feds to intimidate people into not taking out their money.
Earlier this week, a senior official from the Justice Department spoke to a group of bankers about the need for them to rat out their customers to the police. What a lot of people don’t realize is that banks are already unpaid government spies. Federal regulations in the Land of the Free REQUIRE banks to file ‘suspicious activity reports’ or SARs on their customers. And it’s not optional.
Banks have minimum quotas of SARs they need to fill out and submit to the federal government.
If they don’t file enough SARs, they can be fined. They can lose their banking charter. And yes, bank executives and directors can even be imprisoned for noncompliance[…]
And chances are, your banker has filled one out on you—they submitted 1.6 MILLION SARs in 2013 alone. But now the Justice Department is saying that SARs aren’t enough. Now, whenever banks suspect something ‘suspicious’ is going on, they want them to pick up the phone and call the cops:
“[W]e encourage those institutions to consider whether to take more action: specifically, to alert law enforcement authorities about the problem, who may be able to seize the funds, initiate an investigation, or take other proactive steps.”
So what exactly constitutes ‘suspicious activity’? Basically anything.
According to the handbook for the Federal Financial Institution Examination Council, banks are required to file a SAR with respect to:
“Transactions conducted or attempted by, at, or through the bank (or an affiliate) and aggregating $5,000 or more…”
“NPR’s Lead Editor for Politics unaware that Evangelicals support Israel.”
Of course this dimwit is talking about the biggest applause line in Ted Cruz’ declaration speech. Cruz said, “Imagine a President who supports Israel”. The young Christian kids in the audience erupted in applause. You and I understood. Only a leftist would think it unusual.
You see, in the real world it’s been known for decades that Evangelical Christians in America have been rock-solid boosters of Israel. It’s partially due to theology*, partially due to an appreciation of Israel as a functional democracy and economic powerhouse in a region not really known for either, and not a little because all of Israel’s wars end with them surrounded by a circle of dead enemies**. Whatever the reason, it’s one of those things that is. That this is not known at NPR is startling. And again, probably more an indictment of the system than the people who work for it.
Some of the people who listen to it, on the other hand… hoo, boy. That link above will provide you with some real winners, when it comes to casual anti-Christian bigotry. And the worse part? They think that they’re as tolerant as they are educated… which, hey! – That might even be true.“
I emphasized the best line from Lane. You can read it all here