3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/3-people-arrested-in-fire-bomb-attack-on-swedish-synagogue/2017/12/10/15d4b466-dd8e-11e7-b2e9-8c636f076c76_story.html

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

December 10, 2017

HELSINKI — Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days. Jewish groups condemned the attacks as “unconscionable” and demanded that authorities take action.

No one was injured in the attack late Saturday during a youth event at the synagogue and the adjacent Jewish center in Sweden’s second-largest city. Goteborg police spokesman Peter Nordengard said Sunday it is being investigated as an attempted arson.

The attack took place after some 200 people rallied late Friday in the southern city of Malmo, yelling anti-Jewish slogans and waving Palestinian flags to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Witness Allan Stutzinsky told the TT news agency he saw a dozen masked youths who threw what appeared to be firebombs into the garden surrounding the synagogue in Goteborg, but they failed to damage the building.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven and other top politicians condemned the incidents and authorities increased security around the synagogue and at Jewish centers in Stockholm and Malmo.

“I’m terribly upset over the attack on a synagogue in Goteborg yesterday and calls for violence against Jews at a demonstration in Malmo,” Lofven said Sunday. “There is no place for anti-Semitism in our Swedish society. The perpetrators will be held accountable.”

He urged “all democratic forces” in Sweden to work together to create “a tolerant and open society where everyone feels safe.”

On Saturday, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom tweeted that those who called for Jews to be killed did something “totally unacceptable.”

The European Jewish Congress said Sunday it was “unconscionable that Jews are under attack on the streets of Europe” and urged Swedish and other European governments to take “strong punitive action” against perpetrators.

In Nordic neighbor Finland, national broadcaster YLE said police would raise security measures around the Helsinki synagogue.

The American Jewish Committee, meanwhile, condemned a separate protest Friday in Berlin, during which American and Israeli flags were burned in front of the U.S. embassy.

The director of the AJC’s Ramer Institute in Berlin, Deirdre Berger, called Sunday for an “unequivocal response” from German politicians, saying “the protests have to be condemned.”

Berlin police said 10 people were detained and 12 criminal complaints were filed over the protest of Trump’s decision to move the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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December 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Immigration, Islamic terrorism. 1 comment.

Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who kidnapped and tortured a learning disabled man in Chicago

In January of this year in Chicago, two black men and two black women kidnapped a learning disabled white man, imprisoned him, tortured him, cut off part of his scalp, forced him to drink from the toilet, demanded ransom from his parents, and posted part of the torture as a video on Facebook. They also called him racial slurs, which puts this into the hate crime category.

Well, one of these scumbags has just been sentenced to probation instead of prison, after spending less than one year in jail. Her name is Brittany Covington. (The other three scumbags – Tesfaye Cooper, Jordan Hill, Tanishia Covington – are still awaiting sentencing.)

Given the horrific kidnapping, imprisonment, violence, and torture that they committed, I think all four of these scumbags should be forced to spend at least several decades in prison.

The fact that Brittany Covington was sentenced to probation instead of prison is inexcusable.

The judge responsible for giving probation instead of a prison sentence to this violent scumbag is Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks.

Judge Hooks said he could have given her a prison sentence, but chose not to because “I’m not sure if I did that you’d be coming out any better.”

Although prison is referred to as a “correctional facility,” that is not the only reason that we put people who are convicted of violent crimes in prison. We also do it to protect the innocent, as well as to send a message to the guilty that their violent behavior is not to be tolerated.

Judge Hooks is a bigger scumbag than the four scumbags who kidnapped and tortured the learning disabled man.

By not sentencing Brittany Covington to prison, Judge Hooks is giving his approval to what Brittany Covington did. He is saying that what she did is OK. He is saying that what she did is acceptable.

But in the real world, what Brittany Covington did is not OK.

It is not acceptable.

Shame on Judge Hooks.

 

December 9, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , . Racism, Violent crime. 4 comments.

Slaughterbots: a weapon of the future

This fictional video was created as a warning about what may be real in the near future: tiny little drones with artificial intelligence, facial recognition, and enough explosive to destroy a person’s head. One drone can kill one specific person. A big group of drones can kill a large number of specific people, or an entire city for that matter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

December 9, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Military, Technology, Violent crime. 1 comment.

MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt says Rand Paul getting assaulted “might be one of my favorite stories”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2tY7lD3TAw

 

November 28, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass introduces bill that would force Asian shopkeepers to remove their bulletproof glass

Despite the fact that bulletproof glass has saved the lives of Asian shopkeepers, Philadelphia councilwoman Cindy Bass has introduced a bill that would force them to remove it.

The Asian shopkeepers claim the bill is racist. Bass says they are mistaken.

But Bass hasn’t offered any other explanation for her proposal, other than to say that she wants to “control” these stores, which she claims are a “source of trouble.”

I’d say the real “source of trouble” is the criminals who try to shoot and stab the employees of these stores.

And banning bulletproof glass will make that problem bigger, not smaller.

 

http://www.fox29.com/news/controversial-bill-would-force-business-owners-to-take-down-bulletproof-glass

Controversial bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass

November 27, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) – A controversial bill is currently working its way through city hall designed to regulate ‘stop and go’ liquor stores. One part of the bill would force business owners to take down bulletproof glass inside their stores. But at what cost to their safety?

Broad Deli sits on the corner of the 2200 block of North Broad, inside a wall of bulletproof glass separates customers from workers.

“The most important thing is safety and the public’s safety,” owner Rich Kim said.

Rich Kim’s family has run the deli, which sells soda, snacks, meals and beer by the can for 20 years. He says the glass went up after a shooting and claims it saved his mother-in-law from a knife attack. Now, he may be forced to take some of the barrier down.

“If the glass comes down, the crime rate will rise and there will be lots of dead bodies,” he said.

A bill moving through city council reads: “No establishment shall erect or maintain a physical barrier.”

It’s called the ‘Stop and Go’ bill and is being offered by city councilwoman Cindy Bass.

“Right now, the plexiglass has to come down,” she said.

She wants to put some controls on these small stores that she says sell booze, very little food and are the source of trouble in her district.

Rich Kim resents the charge stores like his attract loiters and argues calls to police are often met with a slow response.

Mike Choe runs a non-profit supporting Korean-owned businesses. He plans on raising $100,000 to fight the measure.

“I do think it’s a bad bill that will endanger Korean Americans,’ he said.

Bass says she’s battling for her constituents.

Kim argues as a Korean-American he’s being targeted.

“This bill targets Korean Americans,” Cole asked. Bass responded, “Absolutely not. I find that offensive.”

 

November 28, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Guns, Racism, Violent crime. 8 comments.

I am thankful for being a middle class person today instead of the richest person in the world 200 years ago

I am thankful for being a middle class person today instead of the richest person in the world 200 years ago.

I can have a real time conversation with someone who is 1,000 miles away.

I have light bulbs.

I can get from New York to California in hours instead of weeks.

Antibiotics will save my life if I step on a rock and cut my foot.

I don’t have to worry about getting smallpox, measles, or polio.

I can eat ice cream in July, without having to hire an expedition to climb a mountain to bring back ice.

I could buy an air conditioner if I wanted one (although I don’t actually have or want one. I live in Pittsburgh, and don’t think it’s necessary). But think about being a rich person living in Atlanta in July before air conditioning was invented – that would have sucked.

I can listen to just about any music, watch just about any movie, or watch just about any episode of just about any TV show, whenever I want.

My access to information online is bigger than any library that the richest person owned in the past.

I have a flush toilet.

I can take a hot shower whenever I want.

I don’t have to worry about my drinking water being infected with deadly bacteria or parasites.

My clothing is more comfortable than any that existed in the past.

I have zero problem with the fact that there are some people today who have thousands of times as much money as me.

I am grateful for what I do have. I am not resentful for the fact that other people have way more money than me.

November 22, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Economics, Holidays. Leave a comment.

Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones praise ‘hero’ Drudge, Breitbart, slam legacy media

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1r0wITJU5Q

 

November 20, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Media bias, Sexism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Injured defector’s parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

Here is another example of how communists are incompetent when it comes to farming.

Using human waste for fertilizer is perfectly safe as long as it’s properly treated to kill any parasites, bacteria, and viruses.

Even in the U.S., there are people who use human waste from their compost toilets to grow their own food – but they process it properly before they use it.

Not so with the idiot communists in North Korea. They just toss it – raw and full of dangerous parasites – on to their crops.

This article also talks about the substantial differences in height and weight between children in North Korea and South Korea, as well as the lack of sufficient essential fatty acids and protein in the North Korean diet.

 

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-southkorea-defection-soldi/injured-defectors-parasites-and-diet-hint-at-hard-life-in-north-korea-idUSKBN1DH0RL?il=0

Injured defector’s parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

November 17, 2017

SEOUL (Reuters) – Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

At a briefing on Wednesday, lead surgeon Lee Cook-jong displayed photos showing dozens of flesh-colored parasites – including one 27 cm (10.6 in) long – removed from the wounded soldier’s digestive tract during a series of surgeries to save his life.

“In my over 20 year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook,” Lee said.

The parasites, along with kernels of corn in his stomach, may confirm what many experts and previous defectors have described about the food and hygiene situation for many North Koreans.

“Although we do not have solid figures showing health conditions of North Korea, medical experts assume that parasite infection problems and serious health issues have been prevalent in the country,” said Choi Min-Ho, a professor at Seoul National University College of Medicine who specializes in parasites.

The soldier’s condition was “not surprising at all considering the north’s hygiene and parasite problems,” he said.

The soldier was flown by helicopter to hospital on Monday after his dramatic escape to South Korea in a hail of bullets fired by North Korean soldiers.

He is believed to be an army staff sergeant in his mid-20s who was stationed in the Joint Security Area in the United Nations truce village of Panmunjom, according to Kim Byung-kee, a lawmaker of South Korea’s ruling party, briefed by the National Intelligence Service.

North Korea has not commented on the defection.

While the contents of the soldier’s stomach don’t necessarily reflect the population as a whole, his status as a soldier – with an elite assignment – would indicate he would at least be as well nourished as an average North Korean.

He was shot in his buttocks, armpit, back shoulder and knee among other wounds, according to the hospital where the soldier is being treated.

‘THE BEST FERTILIZER’

Parasitic worms were also once common in South Korea 40 to 50 years ago, Lee noted during his briefing, but have all but disappeared as economic conditions greatly improved.

Other doctors have also described removing various types of worms and parasites from North Korean defectors.

Their continued prevalence north of the heavily fortified border that divides the two Koreas could be in part tied to the use of human excrement, often called “night soil.”

“Chemical fertilizer was supplied by the state until the 1970s, but from the early 1980s, production started to decrease,” said Lee Min-bok, a North Korean agriculture expert who defected to South Korea in 1995. “By the 1990s, the state could not supply it anymore, so farmers started to use a lot of night soil instead.”

In 2014, supreme leader Kim Jong Un personally urged farmers to use human faeces, along with animal waste and organic compost, to fertilize their fields.

A lack of livestock, however, made it difficult to find animal waste, said Lee, the agriculture expert.

Even harder to overcome, he said, is the view of night soil as the “best fertilizer in North Korea,” despite the risk of worms and parasites.

“Vegetables grown in it are considered more delicious than others,” Lee said.

LIMITED DIETS

The medical briefing described the wounded soldier as being 170 cm (5 feet 5 inches) and 60 kg (132 pounds) with his stomach containing corn. It’s a staple grain that more North Koreans may be relying on in the wake of what the United Nations has called the worst drought since 2001.

Imported corn, which is less preferred but cheaper to obtain than rice, has tended to increase in years when North Koreans are more worried about their seasonal harvests.

Between January and September this year, China exported nearly 49,000 tonnes of corn to North Korea, compared to only 3,125 tonnes in all of 2016, according to data released by Beijing.

Despite the drought and international sanctions over Pyongyang’s nuclear program, the cost of corn and rice has remained relatively stable, according to a Reuters analysis of market data collected by the defector-run Daily NK website.

Since the 1990s, when government rations failed to prevent a famine hitting the country, North Koreans have gradually turned to markets and other private means to feed themselves.

The World Food Programme says a quarter of North Korean children 6-59 months old, who attend nurseries that the organization assists, suffer from chronic malnutrition.

On average North Koreans are less nourished than their southern neighbors. The WFP says around one in four children have grown less tall than their South Korean counterparts. A study from 2009 said pre-school children in the North were up to 13 cm (5 inches) shorter and up to 7 kg (15 pounds) lighter than those brought up in the South.

“The main issue in DPRK is a monotonous diet – mainly rice/maize, kimchi and bean paste – lacking in essential fats and protein,” the WFP told Reuters in a statement last month.

November 19, 2017. Tags: , . Communism. Leave a comment.

I’m not sure if I agree or disagree with Trump for rescuing the UCLA shoplifters from China

I understand why Trump rescued these guys.

But I’m not sure if I agree, or disagree, with what Trump did.

If they hadn’t been famous athletes, would Trump still have rescued them?

What kind of a message does this send? That’s it’s OK to break the law because you won’t have to pay the price?

And how dumb would someone have to be to shoplift in China, where the punishment is far more severe than in the U.S.?

 

http://abcnews.go.com/US/ucla-basketball-players-admit-shoplifting-china-trump/story?id=51164270

UCLA basketball players admit to shoplifting in China, thank Trump

November 15, 2017

The three UCLA basketball players detained in China last week have admitted to shoplifting and thanked President Donald Trump for helping them return to the U.S.

The players are suspended indefinitely as UCLA reviews the situation, Coach Steve Alford said, adding they will not travel with the team and will not suit up for home games.

Last week, while in China for a game against Georgia Tech, the three players, LiAngelo Ball, Jalen Hill and Cody Riley, were detained for questioning following shoplifting allegations. The rest of the UCLA team returned home without them on Saturday. Ball, Hill and Riley returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

At today’s press conference Riley said he takes “full responsibility for the mistake I have made — shoplifting,” and said he is “embarrassed” and “ashamed.”

Riley thanked the Chinese police and government for taking care of them and he also thanked Trump and the U.S. government for intervening “on our behalf.”

“We really appreciate you helping us out,” he said.

“I will never do anything again to jeopardize UCLA’s reputation,” Riley said.

Ball apologized for “stealing” from the stores in China, calling it a “stupid decision.”

Ball said he “didn’t exercise my best judgment,” adding, “I’ve learned my lesson.”

He also thanked Trump and the U.S. government for helping and said he takes “full responsibility” for his actions.

Hill admitted to shoplifting and thanked the president as well, describing his actions as “stupid” and “childish.”

Alford called the players “good young men” who “exercised an inexcusable lapse of judgment.” The coach, who also apologized on their behalf, said he’s “extremely disappointed” and said the players “let a lot of people down.”

The shoplifting took place on Nov. 6, UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero said.

On Nov. 7, police arrived at their hotel to interview students and search bags and the team bus, and once the three suspects were identified, they were escorted to a police station, Guerrero said.

On Nov. 8, the students were released on bail and surrendered their passports, he said.

On Tuesday, local authorities confirmed the students were free to leave the country, and the charges were withdrawn, he said.

Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott said in a statement Tuesday that “the matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of the Chinese authorities.”

UCLA Chancellor Gene Block said Tuesday, “Our primary concern remains the safety and well-being of all members of our community, particularly our students. I am grateful they are headed home.”

Block added, “When members of the UCLA family fail to uphold these values, we review these incidents with fair and thorough processes. In this particular case, both Athletics and the Office of Student Conduct will review this incident and guide any action with respect to the involved students. Such proceedings are confidential, which limits the specific information that can be shared.”

Trump on Tuesday said he personally appealed to China’s President Xi Jingping to help resolve the case. The president said Xi was “terrific” in response to his request and indicated he would intervene.

Today, hours before that players’ press conference, Trump tweeted, “Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump? They were headed for 10 years in jail!”

November 15, 2017. Tags: , , , . Donald Trump, Sports. Leave a comment.

Federal jury rules that you’re not allowed to remove graffiti from your own building

In New York City, the owner of a building gave graffiti artists permission to put graffiti on his building, with the understanding that the owner would eventually tear the building down.

However, after the owner did tear the building down, the artists filed a lawsuit, and a jury actually agreed with the artists.

A judge will be ruling on this in the future. But as it stands right now, the concept of private property has just been eroded by a huge amount.

And this is a federal ruling, so it applies to the entire country.

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/nyregion/5pointz-graffiti-jury.html

Brooklyn Jury Finds 5Pointz Developer Illegally Destroyed Graffiti

November 7, 2017

Ending a trial that explored the question of whether graffiti, despite its transient nature, should be recognized as art, a jury found on Tuesday that a New York City real estate developer broke the law when he tore down the so-called 5Pointz complex in Queens three years ago. Along with the buildings nearly 50 swirling, colorful murals that had been spray-painted on its walls were lost.

The finding by the jury, in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, will serve as a recommendation to the judge who presided over the case and who will render a final verdict.

For the better part of 20 years, 5Pointz, a complex of buildings in Long Island City, was a New York rarity: an aesthetic collaboration between the developer, Jerry Wolkoff, and a scrappy crew of graffiti artists that not only became an offbeat tourist destination, but also helped transform the neighborhood into a thriving residential enclave. Though it eventually became what a lawyer for the artists called the “world’s largest open-air aerosol museum,” its existence was always predicated on Mr. Wolkoff tearing it down and turning the buildings into luxury apartments, which he ultimately did in 2014.

When the artists learned about the demolition, they filed suit against Mr. Wolkoff in Federal District Court in Brooklyn, accusing him of violating the Visual Artists Rights Act, which has been used to protect public art of “recognized stature” created on someone else’s property. During the trial, the artists’ lawyer, Eric Baum, claimed that Mr. Wolkoff had failed to give his clients the proper 90-day notice before he destroyed their work by sending in a team of workers one night to cover it in a coat of white paint.

Mr. Wolkoff’s lawyer, David Ebert, had argued at the trial that V.A.R.A. was irrelevant in the case because it was intended to protect art, not his client’s building. Mr. Ebert also maintained that the 21 artists who had joined the suit had known for years that 5Pointz would eventually come down and contended that they had destroyed more graffiti themselves by constantly changing their paintings than Mr. Wolkoff had in demolishing the structures. In the last decade or so, Mr. Ebert said, about 11,000 murals had come and gone on the walls of the complex.

Even though the jury rendered its decision after hearing three weeks of testimony, near the end of the trial both Mr. Baum and Mr. Ebert agreed that Judge Frederic Block, who presided over the case, should take its verdict only as a recommendation. Judge Block has asked both sides to submit court papers in the coming weeks about the validity of the verdict, at which point he will issue a final decision and, if warranted, force Mr. Wolkoff to pay the artists damages.

Despite this legal quirk, Mr. Baum claimed victory on Tuesday night. “The jury sided strongly with the rights of the artists,” he said. “This is a clear message from the people that the whitewashing of the buildings by its owner was a clear and willful act.”

Mr. Ebert declined to comment on the case.

November 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Art and sculpture, Dumb lawsuits, Politics. 4 comments.

Snopes falsely claims that Sutherland Springs church shooter Devin Patrick Kelley was not an atheist

Devin Patrick Kelley is the evil scumbag thug who murdered 26 people at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

According to the New York Times and CNN, Kelley was an atheist.

However, snopes writes:

Claim: The Texas church shooter was an atheist and was also on the payroll of the Democratic National Committee. 

Rating: False

In math, logic, and computer science, (TRUE and FALSE) = FALSE.

However, in journalism, the two statements must be judged separately.

It is indeed false to say that Kelley was on the DNC payroll.

But it is true to say that he was an atheist.

Shame on snopes for treating this as if it were a problem in math, logic, or computer science, instead of treating each claim separately.

Here are some other things I’ve written about snopes’s false claims:

Snopes falsely says the reason that Sweden recently banned Christmas lights on street poles is because of “safety concerns”

Snopes falsely says it’s a “total falsehood” that Black Lives Matter protestors in Memphis, Tennessee, caused a child to delay getting emergency medical care

Snopes falsely says, “The Obama administration didn’t sue on behalf of Muslim truck drivers who refused to transport alcohol.”

 

November 12, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , . Media bias, Religion, Violent crime. 1 comment.

Another fake hate crime on a college campus

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/11/08/a-black-student-wrote-those-racist-messages-that-shook-the-air-force-academy/?utm_term=.42a1168fdb21

A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says

November 8, 2017

In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words “go home n‑‑‑‑‑‑” written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times.

The racist messages roiled the academy in Colorado Springs and prompted the school to launch an investigation. They led its superintendent to deliver a stern speech that decried the “horrible language” and drew national attention for its eloquence.

Surrounded by 1,500 members of the school’s staff, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria told cadets to take out their phones and videotape the speech, “so you can use it . . . so that we all have the moral courage together.”

“If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect,” Silveria said, “then get out.”

The speech, which the academy posted on YouTube, went viral. It was watched nearly 1.2 million times, grabbed headlines nationwide, and was commended by former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

But on Tuesday, the school made a jolting announcement. The person responsible for the racist messages, the academy said, was, in fact, one of the cadet candidates who reported being targeted by them.

“The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation,” academy spokesman Lt. Col. Allen Herritage said in a statement to the Associated Press, adding: “Racism has no place at the academy, in any shape or form.”

The cadet candidate accused of crafting the messages was not identified, but the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the individual is no longer enrolled at the school. Sources also told the Gazette the cadet candidate “committed the act in a bizarre bid to get out of trouble he faced at the school for other misconduct,” the newspaper reported.

The announcement thrust the Air Force Academy Preparatory School onto a growing list of recent “hate crime hoaxes” — instances in which acts of racism or anti-Semitism were later found to be committed by someone in the targeted minority group.

On Monday, police in Riley County, Kansas, revealed that a 21-year-old black man, Dauntarius Williams, admitted to defacing his car with racist graffiti as a “Halloween prank that got out of hand.” Scrawled in washable paint were racist messages telling blacks to “Go Home,” “Date your own kind,” and “Die.” The incident provoked controversy and concern at nearby Kansas State University, especially after Williams spoke with the Kansas City Star, claiming to be a black student who was leaving the school because of the incident. He was not, in fact, a student.

Officials decided not to file criminal charges against Williams for filing a false report, saying it “would not be in the best interests” of citizens of the Manhattan, Kan., community, police said in a news release. They said Williams was “genuinely remorseful” for his actions and published an apology on his behalf.

“The whole situation got out of hand when it shouldn’t have even started,” Williams said in the statement. “I wish I could go back to that night but I can’t. I just want to apologize from the bottom of my heart for the pain and news I have brought you all.”

When reports circulated last week about the racial slurs on the car, African American students at the nearby Kansas State University campus held a meeting to talk about the incident.

Andrew Hammond, a journalism student at Kansas State, told the Kansas City Star Monday he was “outraged and hurt” to learn the crime was fake.

“As a black student who has witnessed racist incidents first-hand around Manhattan this hurts the credibility of students who actually want to step out and say something about it,” Hammond said. “I’m not sure what type of human being does this kind of thing as a prank.”

About three weeks earlier, police announced that a 29-year-old black man, a former student named Eddie Curlin, had been charged in connection with three racist graffiti incidents at Eastern Michigan University: “KKK” sprayed on a dorm wall, messages ordering blacks to leave scrawled on a building, and a racist message left in a men’s restroom stall.

It’s unclear exactly what prompts people to commit these hoaxes, stunts and false reports. But such revelations have become a major concern for civil rights activists who document racist and anti-Semitic incidents, particularly amid a rise in reported hate crimes since the 2016 general election.

“There aren’t many people claiming fake hate crimes, but when they do, they make massive headlines,” Ryan Lenz, senior investigative writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center Intelligence Project, told ProPublica. All it takes is one false report, Lenz said, “to undermine the legitimacy of other hate crimes.”

These reports have also energized many right-wing commentators and President Trump supporters, who argue that reports about hate speech and racist graffiti are often fake accounts disseminated by liberal media.

“Anyone (including the lapdog media) who was surprised by this hate crime hoax hasn’t been paying attention,” Jeremy Carl, a research fellow at the right-leaning Hoover Institution at Stanford University, tweeted early Wednesday in response to the news about the Air Force Academy Preparatory School. “The stream of fake hate crimes became a flood after Trump’s election.”

“HATE HOAX: Air Force Academy Cadet Candidate Wrote Fake Racist Messages Himself,” read a headline in the conservative Daily Caller.

There is even a website — fakehatecrimes.org — committed to listing hate crime hoaxes.

In August, Sebastian Gorka, then-deputy assistant to Trump and his spokesman on national security matters, appeared on MSNBC to explain why the president hadn’t condemned the bombing of a mosque in Bloomington, Minn. He suggested it was because the attack may have been a “fake” hate crime.

“There’s a great rule: All initial reports are false,″ Gorka said. “We’ve had a series of crimes committed, alleged hate crimes, by right-wing individuals in the last six months, that turned out to actually have been propagated by the left.”

Despite the string of frauds, experts on hate crimes say that false accounts are still relatively rare.

Brian Levin, director for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University at San Bernardino, told Talking Points Memo that hoaxes do appear in hate crime reports, just as they do in reports of other criminal offenses. But these fakes are a “tiny fraction” of the hundreds of hate crimes reported to law enforcement every year.

“These hoaxes have become symbols for some who want to promote the idea that most hate crimes are hoaxes,” Levin said. “That’s important to rectify.”

And indeed, scores of these incidents are cropping up across the country, particularly on college campuses.

Using a ProPublica database, BuzzFeed News found 154 total incidents of hate speech at more than 120 college campuses nationwide. More than two-thirds promoted white supremacist groups or ideology, while more than a third cited Trump’s name or slogans, BuzzFeed News reported.

Yet authorities caught fewer than 5 percent of perpetrators in cases of vandalism or threats. In at least three instances, college officials determined the incident was a hoax, according to BuzzFeed News.

On Tuesday, Silveria, the Air Force general who gained national fame for his speech condemning the September incidents at the preparatory academy, stood by his original remarks.

“Regardless of the circumstances under which those words were written, they were written, and that deserved to be addressed,” Silveria told the Colorado Springs Gazette in a Tuesday email. “You can never over-emphasize the need for a culture of dignity and respect — and those who don’t understand those concepts, aren’t welcome here.”

November 8, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Fake hate crimes, Racism, Social justice warriors. 1 comment.

When will liberals who claim to oppose illegal guns call for the prosecution of gun criminals Barack Obama and Eric Holder?

In Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama administration ordered gun storeowners to illegally sell thousands of guns to criminals.

U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry was murdered with one of these guns.

The murderer was sentenced to 30 years in prison, but his accomplices, Eric Holder and Barack Obama, haven’t even been arrested or charged.

In September 2012, Obama falsely said that Fast and Furious had “begun under the previous administration.” In reality, Fast and Furious began in October 2009.

In October 2013, the ACLU announced that it would be defending John Dodson’s first amendment right to free speech, against the Obama administration, which was trying to prevent Dodson from publishing a book about Obama’s “Fast and Furious” scandal.

Obama illegally ignored Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information requests regarding Fast and Furious.

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder illegally refused to release 1,300 pages of information on Operation Fast and Furious, even after he had been subpoenaed to do so.

On October 3, 2011, CBS News aired a story by Sharyl Attkisson which showed that Attorney General Eric Holder had lied under oath regarding Fast and Furious. The report can be seen here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JaDEShZIvQ

On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide, Tracy Schmaler, wrote the following in an email to White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz:

“I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control.”

Schultz responded with an email that said:

“Good. Her piece was really bad for the AG.”

Afterward, CBS made it harder and harder for Attkisson to do reports on Fast and Furious, and she eventually quit her job at CBS.

In April 2016, it was reported that the Department of Justice had illegally ignored a court order to turn over certain Fast and Furious documents.

In May 2016, it was reported that newly released documents from the Department of Justice suggested that guns from Obama’s Fast And Furious program had been linked to at least 69 killings by Mexican drug cartels.

Bush and Obama each had a program where the U.S. government put guns into the hands of Mexican criminals. Bush’s program was called “Operation Wide Receiver,” and Obama’s program was called “Operation Fast and Furious.” However, there were three major differences between the two programs:

First, Bush’s program was carried out with the knowledge, permission, and cooperation of the Mexican government, whereas Obama’s program was not. Mexican attorney general Marisela Morales told the Los Angeles Times that she first learned about Obama’s program from the news, and said, “In no way would we have allowed it, because it is an attack on the safety of Mexicans.”

Secondly, many of the guns used in Bush’s program contained radio tracking devices, whereas most of the guns used in Obama’s program did not. In addition, under Bush’s program, U.S. federal agents followed the guns to see whose hands they ended up in, whereas with Obama’s program, U.S. federal agents were ordered not to do this.

Third, Bush’s program did not cause any known deaths, whereas Obama’s program did.

 

November 6, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Barack Obama, Guns. Leave a comment.

Reminder: President Obama broke the law when he released five Islamic terrorists in exchange for U.S. Army deserter Bowe Bergdahl

In June 2009, U.S. Army private first class Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post.

Six U.S soldiers died while searching for Bergdahl.

Instead of being court-martialed for his desertion, Bergdahl was promoted to the rank of specialist in June 2010, and later promoted to the rank of sergeant in June 2011. Since President Obama was Commander-in-Chief of the U.S. military at the time, he had final approval or denial of these promotions. Obama’s allowing these promotions to happen is an expression of his de facto support for Bergdahl’s desertion.

Although Bergdahl had deserted his post, in June 2014, Susan Rice, Obama’s national security adviser, falsely said that Bergdahl had been “captured on the battlefield” and had served “with honor and distinction.”

In May 2014, Obama released five “high risk” Taliban terrorists in exchange for deserter Bergdahl. These Islamic terrorists were wanted by the United Nations for possible war crimes, including thousands of murders.

However, in January 2015, Eric Schultz, Obama’s Deputy Press Secretary, falsely said, “We don’t give concessions to terrorist organizations.”

Furthermore, federal law requires the President to notify Congress 30 days before releasing terrorists. However, Obama did not give this advance notification.

Although Bergdahl could have received life in prison for his desertion, this past week U.S. military judge Col. Jeffery R. Nance issued a sentence which exempted Bergdahl from having to spend any time whatsoever in prison for his desertion.

Finally, I’d like to remind everyone that in 2010, President Obama supported releasing Abdel Baset al-Megrahi from prison. Known as the “Lockerbie bomber,” Megrahi was an Islamic terrorist who had been convicted of murdering 270 people.

 

November 4, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Barack Obama, Islamic terrorism, Military. Leave a comment.

Edy’s/Dreyer’s frozen custard was awesome during its brief existence

Edy’s (or Dreyer’s, depending on where you live) started selling a line of frozen custard in supermarkets about two and a half years ago.

It may have been the best supermarket ice cream I’ve ever had.

But recently, it’s no longer available at Giant Eagle (Pittsburgh supermarket chain where I shop) or at Target (which used to have it too). A google search shows that Wal-Mart is always out of stock.

I guess they stopped making it.

Which is a shame.

My guess is that some people who had never actually tried it were turned off by the fact that it cost so much more than the brand’s regular line of ice cream. But that cheaper ice cream is all puffed up full of air, which is why it was so cheap, and why I don’t particularly like it.

November 2, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Food. Leave a comment.

YouTuber Styxhexenhammer666 comments on Kevin Spacey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDsXMwy0UHg

 

October 31, 2017. Tags: , , . Violent crime. Leave a comment.

Stevie Wonder kneels while performing national anthem

I admire Stevie Wonder for being clever enough to come up with an idea that appeals to both sides.

This is just totally beautiful and awesome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Mi-MbiZlQY

 

October 31, 2017. Tags: , , , . Music, Sports. 2 comments.

University of Texas at San Antonio department chair Eve Browning threatened a bisexual philosophy grad student with possible “academic dismissal” because he truthfully said there were Muslim-majority countries that executed people for being gay

A bisexual philosophy grad student has left the University of Texas at San Antonio and transferred to another school after department chair Eve Browning threatened him with possible “academic dismissal” for truthfully saying that there were Muslim-majority countries that executed people for being gay.

And the student has this threat on tape. (In Texas, it’s legal for one party to record another party without their knowledge, which is exactly what the student did.)

The recording can be heard at https://vid.me/eKq2l

The transcript of the recording can be read at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xCjOb-ysUAo7nqhKng1Rgeo3FxvvMRg1Cx0OtspmTAI/pub

What this means, in addition to its assault on freedom of speech, is that in the hierarchy of political correctness, Muslims are higher up than gays.

October 31, 2017. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Education, Political correctness, Religion, Social justice warriors. Leave a comment.

Regular people commenting at YouTube understand college campus hate crimes a lot better than the mainstream media

Last year and this year, multiple hate crimes were committed at Eastern Michigan University, which consisted of written messages in public places, that included racial slurs against black people, and threats for black to people stay off campus.

Yesterday, it was reported that the perpetrator of these anti-black hate crimes has been identified, and that he himself is black.

Here’s a video of protestors from a year ago:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTxIiJaJkSQ

The first comment (based on the number of likes, I think) is from a year ago, and this is what it says:

“it’s gonna turn out some black person actually did the spray painting”

Does that commentor have some magical, psychic ability to predict the future?

No.

Instead, that person knows that the best way to predict the future is to look at the past.

Here’s another protest, which is also from before they found out the perpetrator was black:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wytSjmLGdc

And here’s another, also from before they knew:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMOXZnBPatQ

And another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H3x_SF6CjWo

And a comment on that one from a year ago says:

“The blacks are the idiots painting the shit.”

Again, the commentor does not possess any special or unusual ability. Instead, the person just knows that the best way to predict the future is to learn from the past.

I’m curious to know what percentage of the protestors in the above videos still feel the same way, now that they know the guy is black. Based on multiple, similar past incidents where hate crimes were later discovered to be fake, I’m guessing that most of them will stop caring about this particular incident.

And the reason I feel so accurate in my prediction is because of past events. For example, I previously wrote this blog post, which is called “Hillary Clinton and hundreds of college students switch from anger to silence when they find out that a hate crime of assault and racial slurs by whites against blacks was fake, and that the assaults had actually been committed by blacks against whites.”

And I’ve written about so many different fake hate crimes that I gave that subject its own category.

Meanwhile, while those commentors at YouTube accurately predicted that the perpetrator was black, no one in the mainstream media made such a prediction. The mainstream media just assumed that the perpetrator was a white person, despite the fact that so many of these hate crimes on college campuses have turned out to be fake.

I’ll take the common sense of the regular people who comment at YouTube over the biased idiots in the mainstream media any day of the week.

 

October 26, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Fake hate crimes, Media bias, Racism. Leave a comment.

Black protester shows Nazi who the bigger man is

http://nypost.com/2017/10/19/black-protester-and-neo-nazi-skinhead-embrace-at-rally/

Black protester shows Nazi who the bigger man is

October 19, 2017




GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A man in a swastika T-shirt wandered into an angry crowd of anti-white-supremacist protesters in Gainesville on Thursday, where he got jostled, punched, and — of all things — hugged.

The skinhead, whose white T-shirt featured multiple gray swastikas, found himself in the midst of an angry crowd at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Some 300 protesters had gathered there to demonstrate against white supremacist Richard Spencer, who was giving a speech at the student center.

The mob surrounded the skinhead; video of the encounter recorded shouts of “F— you!” and “Leave him alone!”

“Speak your mind,” one protester demanded of the silent man. “Everybody hates you.”

Someone swung at the skinhead, bloodying his nose.

Then, something wonderful: An African-American man approached the skinhead, chest to chest, and demanded, “Give me a f’in hug.”

“Why you don’t like me, bro? Huh? What is it? What is it?”

The skinhead first grimaced, as if bracing for more violence, then relaxed, smiled slightly, and hugged back.

And shrieking cheers rose up from the mob.

Speaking inside the student center, Spencer was getting a worse welcome: Protesters inside the auditorium drowned him out with continual shouts of “F— you!” and “Go home!” and even, “Let’s go, Gators!”

October 20, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Kindness, Racism. Leave a comment.

YouTube admits censoring independent news channels

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xepABu61OU4

 

October 18, 2017. Tags: , , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case

http://thehill.com/policy/national-security/355957-senate-judiciary-opens-probe-into-obama-era-russian-nuclear-bribery

Senate Judiciary opens probe into Obama-era Russian nuclear bribery case

October 17, 2017

The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a full-scale probe into a Russian nuclear bribery case, demanding several federal agencies disclose whether they knew the FBI had uncovered the corruption before the Obama administration in 2010 approved a controversial uranium deal with Moscow.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the committee chairman, gets his first chance to raise the issue in public on Wednesday when he questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions during an oversight hearing.

Though the hearing was scheduled for other purposes, aides said they expected Grassley to ask Sessions questions about a story published in The Hill on Tuesday that disclosed the FBI had uncovered evidence showing Russian nuclear officials were engaged in a racketeering scheme involving bribes, kickbacks and money laundering designed to expand Russian President Vladimir Putin’s atomic energy business on U.S. soil.

The evidence was first gathered in 2009 and 2010 but Department of Justice officials waited until 2014 to bring any charges. In between that time, President Obama’s multi-agency Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) gave approval to Russia’s Rosatom to buy a Canadian mining company called Uranium One that controlled 20 percent of America’s uranium deposits.

The committee’s members at the time included former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose husband collected large speech fees and millions in charitable donations from Russia and other entities interested in the outcome of the decision.

Grassley dispatched letters late week to all the federal agencies whose executives served on the CFIUS when the decision was made, demanding to know whether they were aware of the FBI case before they voted.

He also questioned whether the documented corruption that was uncovered posed a national security threat that should have voided approval of the uranium deal.

“It has recently come to the Committee’s attention that employees of Rosatom were involved in a criminal enterprise involving a conspiracy to commit extortion and money laundering during the time of the CFIUS transaction,” Grassley wrote in one such letter addressed to Sessions.

“The fact that Rosatom subsidiaries in the United States were under criminal investigation as a result of a U.S. intelligence operation apparently around the time CFIUS approved the Uranium One/Rosatom transaction raises questions about whether that information factored into CFIUS’ decision to approve the transaction,” the chairman added.

Grassley has been one of the few congressional leaders to have consistently raised questions about the uranium deal, and in 2015 agencies told his committee they had no national security reasons to reject the Moscow approval.

Those representations, however, made no mention of the FBI probe or the national security issues uncovered by agents, including the fact that Russian officials had compromised an American trucking firm that transported uranium.

Grassley’s letters demanded answers from the agencies by no later than Oct. 26.

October 18, 2017. Tags: , , . Barack Obama. Leave a comment.

Donald Trump threatens to shut down NBC and other TV news networks that criticise him

https://www.yahoo.com/news/donald-trump-threatens-shut-down-150300346.html

Donald Trump threatens to shut down NBC and other TV news networks that criticise him

October 11, 2017

Donald Trump has threatened to shut down NBC and other American networks, saying that they peddle fake news.

“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” Mr Trump wrote in a tweet.
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October 16, 2017. Tags: , , , , . Donald Trump, Police state. Leave a comment.

Mark Dice: YouTube censored me AGAIN – deleted my video – and you won’t believe which one!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYW55YpPv4s

 

October 13, 2017. Tags: , , . Media bias. Leave a comment.

NBC almost broke Weinstein bombshell — but turned it down

http://nypost.com/2017/10/10/nbc-almost-broke-weinstein-bomshell-but-turned-it-down/

NBC almost broke Weinstein bombshell — but turned it down

October 10, 2017

Ronan Farrow’s bombshell investigation into Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct was reportedly rejected by NBC over sourcing concerns before he took it to The New Yorker magazine.

Farrow had been working on the investigative piece for the peacock network — where he serves as a contributor, according to the Huffington Post.

Farrow and NBC even had incriminating audio in August where Weinstein admitting to groping a woman, the website said.

Farrow, who has a non-exclusive contract with NBC, asked to bring the story to a print outlet and agreed to return to the network and discuss it’s outcome, a source told The Post.

The New Yorker story included audio from an NYPD investigation while Actress Mira Sorvino and filmmaker Asia Argento were both on the record with their allegations against Weinstein.

An NBC source told The Post that Farrow did not have any accusers on the record while working on the story with them.

October 13, 2017. Tags: , , , , , . Media bias, Sexism, Violent crime. Leave a comment.

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