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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Confirming Kavanaugh Means Return to ‘Back-Alley Abortions’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, women will have to get “back-alley abortions.”

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White House Questions Last Minute Democrat Attempt to Smear Brett Kavanaugh

“Senator Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement to reporters.

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UK: Sharia Police urge public to report insults that “hurt feelings” (blasphemy), but aren’t crimes

The more jihad, the more sharia compliance.

Daily acts of jihad terror in the UK compel the police ramp up sharia enforcement. The land of the Magna Carta is D E A D.

Police urge public to report insults that hurt feelings, but aren’t crimes

The Telegraph, September 12, 2018:

Police force has urged people to report insults which make them feel bad even if they are not crimes.

Under the slogan ‘Hate Hurts’, South Yorkshire Police have called upon members of the public to report incidents they know not to be criminal in order to build up a wider picture of actions which cause distress to people within the community.

Non-crime hate incidents can include offensive or insulting comments made online, in person or in writing, but the campaign has drawn criticism from people who say the police have enough work to do.

The move has come after an incident in Barnsley’s market square involving a woman wielding a foot long kitchen knife, who was heard shouting ‘Kill, Kill, kill’’ by witnesses.

28-year-old Ayaan Ali has been charged with attempted murder, but police have said that since the incident, there has been an increase in Islamophobic outbursts on social media and in the streets of south Yorkshire.

Despite the attack, number of local leaders have questioned the feasibility of the new initiative, particularly in light of squeezed resources.

In May this year, South Yorkshire Police faced a violent crime wave, which saw them deal with five murders in just 13 days, and local officials have questioned the wisdom in using police time to deal with non-criminal actions.

In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY pic.twitter.com/p2xf6OLoQZ

— SouthYorkshirePolice (@syptweet) September 9, 2018

Councillor Robert Bernard said: “How do they propose to investigate incidents that are not crimes? If it’s not a crime then there is no way to investigate it, it should be so obvious.

‘‘I think somebody working in PR or social media has not thought this through.  I don’t know where they are going to find the resources from.

‘‘If they don’t have the resources to investigate other things, how are they going to find the resources to investigate these?  Fortunately tweeting doesn’t cost anything.’’

South Yorkshire Police has stood by its campaign, with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts saying: “We record non-crime hate incidents in the same way we record non-crime antisocial behaviour incidents and non-crime domestic abuse incidents, so we can gain a fuller understanding of actions which cause distress to people within our communities.

“By doing this, we aim to support those affected and prevent this behaviour from escalating into crime. One of the basic principles of British policing is that prevention is more effective than detection.

Dr Alan Billings, police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire, said: ‘‘Acts of hatred cause great damage to our life together. They divide and weaken communities.

‘‘I am totally supportive of the efforts by South Yorkshire Police to protect anyone who is the subject of a hate incident or a hate crime – because that could be any of us.

‘‘The incident in Barnsley town centre on Saturday sparked a lot of rumour and racist language which left some members of our communities feeling vulnerable.

‘‘The Force responded by reiterating a campaign that has been running for some time to ensure that those affected know how and where they can report crimes and incidents should they be targeted.’’

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*Graphic* Savage VIDEO: Babies hurled, trounced in BURKA BRAWL

Savages.

One could suggest that being forced to wear a cloth prison to hide your gender might suck the humanity right out of you.

What chance of humanity will those babies have?

Terrorist hatcheries.

OMG ?? Burqa wars
Look how that child is dropped then hauled up twice & tossed to the ground again – horrifying.

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Muslim leader says there are 10 million, not the estimated 6 million Muslims in France

French media and politicians have always said that the number of French Muslims is around 6 million.

But this number was deemed an underestimate of the reality by many observers, who in turn are targeted as bigot and xenophobes by the media. Elites and journalists are telling the French: don’t believe your eyes, but what we tell you.

Now France’s top Muslim leader said that there are more than 10 million Muslims in the country. And since racial statistics are forbidden in France for obvious reason (the people has no right the know what is going on in their own country), one can only guess.

The French Council of the Muslim Faith is a national elected body who serve as an official interlocutor with the French state in regulation of Muslim religious activities, and is the de facto representative of the French Muslims before the national government.

The current president is Ahmet Ogras, who gave an interview to Radio France Maghreb 2 (excerpt from 54:20 below) in which he speaks about the real number of Muslims living in France.

“Today, we have more than 10 million Muslims in France. [The reporters try to stop him, and to contradict him, because it is politically incorrect to tell the truth, and strategically dangerous to reveal how many muslims really leaves in France] When I met an Algerian leader, he said to me that there is more than 6 million French citizens of Algerian descent. There are more than 3.5 million French citizens of Moroccan descent, 800,000 of Turkish descent, 800,000 of Tunisian descent. [btw, that is more than 11 million – but Arabs did not invent mathematics]

There are even more than 10 million, today, we can’t under-evaluate, we are 10 million. When you walk the streets in Paris, look at the ratio. There are less in the province,” he said.

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Professor Shoots Himself with .22 Pistol to Protest Donald Trump

I can think of no better reason than this to oppose gun control:

Professor Shoots Himself with .22 Pistol to Protest Donald Trump

A sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in protest of President Donald Trump.

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart, September 12, 2018:

The professor’s wounds are not life-threatening, but he now faces multiple charges for bringing the gun onto campus to carry out the protest.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the professor, Mark J. Bird, shot himself in a bathroom on campus, then stumbled out, “bleeding, before he collapsed.”

Bird taped a $100 bill to the mirror prior to shooting himself as a tip to the janitor for cleaning up the mess.

Bird was hired by the college in 1993 and is currently a professor emeritus.

The police report on the incident notes that “Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump.”

Bird faces charges for firing a gun in a gun-free zone and also for “carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.”

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U2 Singer Bono Mocks Sweden Democrats (as Nazis) at Paris Concert

U2 Singer Bono Mocks Sweden Democrats (as Nazis) at Paris Concert

Irish rock singer Bono, performing with his band, U2, in Paris, sent out a mocking Nazi salute Sweden Democrats’ way from the stage.

U2 frontman Bono mocked the Sweden Democrats during a Paris concert.

The rock star barked out the German word for “attention” as well, calling the Sweden Democrat leader, Jimmie Akesson, by name.

And that wasn’t all. Bono the spoke of the “Ayrian Potential” the Swedish people seemed to be seeking.

From The Local:

The Irish rock frontman Bono mocked the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats as Nazis from stage in Paris on the night of Sweden’s elections.

In the guise of Macphisto, a sort of Irish version of the Faustian devil Mephisto, the rockstar twice performed a Nazi salute as he barked out “Åkesson!”, the surname of the Sweden Democrats’ leader Jimmie Åkesson.

“He’s done so well in the election today,” the devil character then drawled. “I love elections. I love balloons. I love… parties that get out of hand.”

“It appears the Swedes are beginning to discover their Aryan Potential. Oh yes!” he said.

Henrik Gustafsson, the Sweden Democrat’s press chief, said he was not surprised at the attack.

“When Swedish celebrities obviously do not have a reality-based view of us and our party, it’s no wonder to me that the situation is even worse for a person like Bono,” he said.

Macphisto was one of three characters Bono conceived for the band’s Zoo TV tour back in 1992, and then used to make satirical statement and prank shows to local politicians, employing an exaggerated upper-class English accent.

In Paris on Sunday, Macphisto also had a dig at the Swedes in general.

“I’m just back from Sweden. I didn’t know how much I liked the Swedish,” he says. “Tall, blonde, blue-eyed… boring.

He then waved his hand in front of his mouth in an exaggerated yawn.

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Google Executives Melt Down Over Trump Win

A newly leaked video reveals the response of Google executives after Donald Trump won the presidential election — and it’s hardly complimentary.

In fact, executives seemed in complete meltdown mode.

The video is a recording of the company’s first gathering after the 2016 election, and among the topics of discussion were questions of how employees might, post-election, improve the politics of the country.

From Breitbart:

A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe.

The video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside the company as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” meetings). Sent to Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai. It can be watched in full above. It can and should be watched in full above in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made.

It was reported earlier this week that Google tried to boost turnout among the Latino population to help Hillary Clinton, only to be dismayed as the usually solid Democratic voting bloc switched to the GOP in record numbers. This video shows a similar level of dismay among Google’s most high-profile figures.

These individuals, who preside over a company with unrivaled influence over the flow of information, can be seen disparaging the motivations of Trump voters and plotting ways to use their vast resources to thwart the Trump agenda.

Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism.

The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.”

VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”

Later, Walker says that Google should fight to ensure the populist movement – not just in the U.S. but around the world – is merely a “blip” and a “hiccup” in a historical arc that “bends toward progress.”

CEO Sundar Pichai states that the company will develop machine learning and A.I. to combat what an employee described as “misinformation” shared by “low-information voters.”

Key moments from the video can be found at the following timestamps:

  • (00:00:00 – 00:01:12) Google co-founder Sergey Brin states that the weekly meeting is “probably not the most joyous we’ve had” and that “most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad.”
  • (00:00:24) Brin contrasts the disappointment of Trump’s election with his excitement at the legalization of cannabis in California, triggering laughs and applause from the audience of Google employees.
  • (00:01:12) Returning to seriousness, Brin says he is “deeply offen[ded]” by the election of Trump, and that the election “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.”
  • (00:09:10) Trying to explain the motivations of Trump supporters, Senior VP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker concludes: “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.”
  • (00:09:35) Walker goes on to describe the Trump phenomenon as a sign of “tribalism that’s self-destructive [in] the long-term.”
  • (00:09:55) Striking an optimistic tone, Walker assures Google employees that despite the election, “history is on our side” and that the “moral arc of history bends towards progress.”
  • (00:10:45) Walker approvingly quotes former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s comparison between “the world of the wall” with its “isolation and defensiveness” and the “world of the square, the piazza, the marketplace, where people come together into a community and enrich each other’s lives.”
  • (00:13:10) CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears when discussing the election result.
  • (00:15:20) Porat promises that Google will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.”
  • (00:16:50) Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them.
  • (00:20:24) Eileen Naughton, VP of People Operations, promises that Google’s policy team in DC is “all over” the immigration issue and that the company will “keep a close watch on it.”
  • (00:21:26) Naughton jokes about Google employees asking, ‘Can I move to Canada?’ after the election. She goes on to seriously discuss the options available to Google employees who wish to leave the country.
  • (00:23:12) Naughton does acknowledge “diversity of opinion and political persuasion” and notes that she has heard from conservative Google employees who say they “haven’t felt entirely comfortable revealing who [they] are.” and urged “tolerance.” (Several months later, the company would fire James Damore allegedly for disagreeing with progressive narratives.)
  • (00:27:00) Responding to a question about “filter bubbles,” Sundar Pichai promises to work towards “correcting” Google’s role in them
  • (00:27:30) Sergey Brin praises an audience member’s suggestion of increasing matched Google employee donations to progressive groups.
  • (00:34:40) Brin compares Trump voters to “extremists,” arguing for a correlation between the economic background of Trump supporters and the kinds of voters who back extremist movements. Brin says that “voting is not a rational act” and that not all of Trump’s support can be attributed to “income disparity.” He suggests that Trump voters might have been motivated by boredom rather than legitimate concerns.
  • (00:49:10) An employee asks if Google is willing to “invest in grassroots, hyper-local efforts to bring tools and services and understanding of Google products and knowledge” so that people can “make informed decisions that are best for themselves.” Pichai’s response: Google will ensure its “educational products” reach “segments of the population [they] are not [currently] fully reaching.”
  • (00:54:33) An employee asks what Google is going to do about “misinformation” and “fake news” shared by “low-information voters.” Pichai responds by stating that “investments in machine learning and AI” are a “big opportunity” to fix the problem.
  • (00:56:12) Responding to an audience member, Walker says Google must ensure the rise of populism doesn’t turn into “a world war or something catastrophic … and instead is a blip, a hiccup.”
  • (00:58:22) Brin compares Trump voters to supporters of fascism and communism, linking the former movement to “boredom,” which Brin previously linked to Trump voters. “It sort of sneaks up sometimes, really bad things” says Brin.
  • (01:01:15) A Google employee states: “speaking to white men, there’s an opportunity for you right now to understand your privilege” and urges employees to “go through the bias-busting training, read about privilege, read about the real history of oppression in our country.” He urges employees to “discuss the issues you are passionate about during Thanksgiving dinner and don’t back down and laugh it off when you hear the voice of oppression speak through metaphors.” Every executive on stage – the CEO, CFO, two VPs and the two Co-founders – applaud the employee.
  • (01:01:57) An audience member asks if the executives see “anything positive from this election result.” The audience of Google employees, and the executives on stage, burst into laughter. “Boy, that’s a really tough one right now” says Brin.

Update — After Breitbart News published this article, a Google spokesperson replied to a request for comment with the following statement:

“At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season. For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings. Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.”

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Trump Administration Reopens Rutgers Anti-Semitism Investigation Dropped by Obama White House

The Donald Trump administration has just announced it will investigate alleged acts of anti-Semitism at Rutgers University — the same alleged acts that occurred during the Barack Obama administration and that were dismissed as insignificant.

Among the allegations?

That the university knowingly employed anti-Semitic professors, and refused to investigate complaints about them, and that the university president turned blind eyes to several other allegations that dotted the campus during the Obama days.

From the Jewish Press:

Kenneth L. Marcus, assistant secretary of education for civil rights in President Trump’s Administration, on August 27 sent a letter to the Zionist Organization of America saying he plans to reverse an Obama administration 2014 decision and investigate anti-Semitic acts carried out at Rutgers University that included “denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination” by “claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” and by “applying double standards by requiring of” Israel “a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation,” the NY Times reported on Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the Education Department issued a statement saying that although its Office for Civil Rights “aggressively enforces” civil rights law, “which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin,” and that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “has made clear that OCR will look at the specific facts of each case and make determinations accordingly.”

“The facts in this case, many of which were disregarded by the previous administration, are troubling,” the DOE statement said.

The initial complaint was filed in April 2011 by the Zionist Organization of America, when Rutgers hosted the founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, Omar Barghouti (a graduate of Tel Aviv University), at which point a spokesman for the university said the complaint was “contrary to the true values of Rutgers University” and “not supported by the facts.”

Kenneth Marcus was appointed in June to lead the OCR from the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit group fighting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic on campus activities in the US, including advocating denying federal funds to Middle East studies programs that support the BDS movement, the NY Times reported.

According to the Times, Marcus wrote ZOA that while “an individual’s pro-Israel viewpoint itself — or, for that matter, any viewpoint on the policies of the State of Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or related issues — is not protected by” federal civil rights law, “discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics — which may include discrimination against Jewish or Muslim students — is.”

Rutgers University issued a statement saying it had not received an official notification from DOE, but stated that “as always, we would certainly cooperate with the Department of Education should they decide to review the decision.”

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Confirming Kavanaugh Means Return to ‘Back-Alley Abortions’

Sen. Elizabeth Warren posted on Twitter that if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed as a Supreme Court justice, women will have to get “back-alley abortions.”

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White House Questions Last Minute Democrat Attempt to Smear Brett Kavanaugh

“Senator Schumer promised to ‘oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with everything I have,’ and it appears he is delivering with this 11th hour attempt to delay his confirmation,” White House spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said in a statement to reporters.

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UK: Sharia Police urge public to report insults that “hurt feelings” (blasphemy), but aren’t crimes

The more jihad, the more sharia compliance. Daily acts of jihad terror in the UK compel the police ramp up sharia enforcement. The land of the Magna Carta is D E A D. Police urge public to report insults that hurt feelings, but aren’t crimes The Telegraph, September 12, 2018: Police force has urged people to report insults which make them feel bad even if they are not crimes. Under the slogan ‘Hate Hurts’, South Yorkshire Police have called upon members of the public to report incidents they know not to be criminal in order to build up a wider picture of actions which cause distress to people within the community. Non-crime hate incidents can include offensive or insulting comments made online, in person or in writing, but the campaign has drawn criticism from people who say the police have enough work to do. The move has come after an incident in Barnsley’s market square involving a woman wielding a foot long kitchen knife, who was heard shouting ‘Kill, Kill, kill’’ by witnesses. 28-year-old Ayaan Ali has been charged with attempted murder, but police have said that since the incident, there has been an increase in Islamophobic outbursts on social media and in the streets of south Yorkshire. D espite the attack, number of local leaders have questioned the feasibility of the new initiative, particularly in light of squeezed resources. In May this year, South Yorkshire Police faced a violent crime wave, which saw them deal with five murders in just 13 days, and local officials have questioned the wisdom in using police time to deal with non-criminal actions. In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #HateHurtsSY pic.twitter.com/p2xf6OLoQZ — SouthYorkshirePolice (@syptweet) September 9, 2018 C ouncillor Robert Bernard said: “How do they propose to investigate incidents that are not crimes? If it’s not a crime then there is no way to investigate it, it should be so obvious. ‘‘I think somebody working in PR or social media has not thought this through.  I don’t know where they are going to find the resources from. ‘‘If they don’t have the resources to investigate other things, how are they going to find the resources to investigate these?  Fortunately tweeting doesn’t cost anything.’’ S outh Yorkshire Police has stood by its campaign, with Deputy Chief Constable Mark Roberts saying: “We record non-crime hate incidents in the same way we record non-crime antisocial behaviour incidents and non-crime domestic abuse incidents, so we can gain a fuller understanding of actions which cause distress to people within our communities. “By doing this, we aim to support those affected and prevent this behaviour from escalating into crime. One of the basic principles of British policing is that prevention is more effective than detection. Dr Alan Billings, police and crime commissioner for South Yorkshire, said: ‘‘Acts of hatred cause great damage to our life together. They divide and weaken communities. ‘‘I am totally supportive of the efforts by South Yorkshire Police to protect anyone who is the subject of a hate incident or a hate crime – because that could be any of us. ‘‘The incident in Barnsley town centre on Saturday sparked a lot of rumour and racist language which left some members of our communities feeling vulnerable. ‘‘The Force responded by reiterating a campaign that has been running for some time to ensure that those affected know how and where they can report crimes and incidents should they be targeted.’’

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*Graphic* Savage VIDEO: Babies hurled, trounced in BURKA BRAWL

Savages. One could suggest that being forced to wear a cloth prison to hide your gender might suck the humanity right out of you. What chance of humanity will those babies have? Terrorist hatcheries. OMG Burqa wars Look how that child is dropped then hauled up twice & tossed to the ground again – horrifying. pic.twitter.com/iowo2312IB — ProActive Patriots (@ActivePatriots) September 12, 2018

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Muslim leader says there are 10 million, not the estimated 6 million Muslims in France

French media and politicians have always said that the number of French Muslims is around 6 million. But this number was deemed an underestimate of the reality by many observers, who in turn are targeted as bigot and xenophobes by the media. Elites and journalists are telling the French: don’t believe your eyes, but what we tell you. Now France’s top Muslim leader said that there are more than 10 million Muslims in the country. And since racial statistics are forbidden in France for obvious reason (the people has no right the know what is going on in their own country), one can only guess. The French Council of the Muslim Faith is a national elected body who serve as an official interlocutor with the French state in regulation of Muslim religious activities, and is the de facto representative of the French Muslims before the national government. The current president is Ahmet Ogras, who gave an interview to Radio France Maghreb 2 (excerpt from 54:20 below) in which he speaks about the real number of Muslims living in France. “Today, we have more than 10 million Muslims in France. [The reporters try to stop him, and to contradict him, because it is politically incorrect to tell the truth, and strategically dangerous to reveal how many muslims really leaves in France] When I met an Algerian leader, he said to me that there is more than 6 million French citizens of Algerian descent. There are more than 3.5 million French citizens of Moroccan descent, 800,000 of Turkish descent, 800,000 of Tunisian descent. [btw, that is more than 11 million – but Arabs did not invent mathematics] There are even more than 10 million, today, we can’t under-evaluate, we are 10 million. When you walk the streets in Paris, look at the ratio. There are less in the province,” he said.

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Professor Shoots Himself with .22 Pistol to Protest Donald Trump

I can think of no better reason than this to oppose gun control: Professor Shoots Himself with .22 Pistol to Protest Donald Trump A sociology professor at the College of Southern Nevada shot himself in the arm with a .22 pistol in protest of President Donald Trump. AWR Hawkins, Breitbart, September 12, 2018: The professor’s wounds are not life-threatening, but he now faces multiple charges for bringing the gun onto campus to carry out the protest. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that the professor, Mark J. Bird, shot himself in a bathroom on campus, then stumbled out, “bleeding, before he collapsed.” Bird taped a $100 bill to the mirror prior to shooting himself as a tip to the janitor for cleaning up the mess. Bird was hired by the college in 1993 and is currently a professor emeritus. The police report on the incident notes that “Bird said he had shot himself in protest of President Donald Trump.” Bird faces charges for firing a gun in a gun-free zone and also for “carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and possessing a dangerous weapon on school property.”

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U2 Singer Bono Mocks Sweden Democrats (as Nazis) at Paris Concert

U2 Singer Bono Mocks Sweden Democrats (as Nazis) at Paris Concert Irish rock singer Bono, performing with his band, U2, in Paris, sent out a mocking Nazi salute Sweden Democrats’ way from the stage. U2 frontman Bono mocked the Sweden Democrats during a Paris concert. The rock star barked out the German word for “attention” as well, calling the Sweden Democrat leader, Jimmie Akesson, by name. And that wasn’t all. Bono the spoke of the “Ayrian Potential” the Swedish people seemed to be seeking. From The Local : The Irish rock frontman Bono mocked the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats as Nazis from stage in Paris on the night of Sweden’s elections. In the guise of Macphisto, a sort of Irish version of the Faustian devil Mephisto, the rockstar twice performed a Nazi salute as he barked out “Åkesson!”, the surname of the Sweden Democrats’ leader Jimmie Åkesson. “He’s done so well in the election today,” the devil character then drawled. “I love elections. I love balloons. I love… parties that get out of hand.” “It appears the Swedes are beginning to discover their Aryan Potential. Oh yes!” he said. Henrik Gustafsson, the Sweden Democrat’s press chief, said he was not surprised at the attack. “When Swedish celebrities obviously do not have a reality-based view of us and our party, it’s no wonder to me that the situation is even worse for a person like Bono,” he said. Macphisto was one of three characters Bono conceived for the band’s Zoo TV tour back in 1992, and then used to make satirical statement and prank shows to local politicians, employing an exaggerated upper-class English accent. In Paris on Sunday, Macphisto also had a dig at the Swedes in general. “I’m just back from Sweden. I didn’t know how much I liked the Swedish,” he says. “Tall, blonde, blue-eyed… boring. He then waved his hand in front of his mouth in an exaggerated yawn.

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Google Executives Melt Down Over Trump Win

A newly leaked video reveals the response of Google executives after Donald Trump won the presidential election — and it’s hardly complimentary. In fact, executives seemed in complete meltdown mode. The video is a recording of the company’s first gathering after the 2016 election, and among the topics of discussion were questions of how employees might, post-election, improve the politics of the country. From Breitbart : A video recorded by Google shortly after the 2016 presidential election reveals an atmosphere of panic and dismay amongst the tech giant’s leadership, coupled with a determination to thwart both the Trump agenda and the broader populist movement emerging around the globe. The video is a full recording of Google’s first all-hands meeting following the 2016 election (these weekly meetings are known inside the company as “TGIF” or “Thank God It’s Friday” meetings). Sent to Breitbart News by an anonymous source, it features co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai. It can be watched in full above. It can and should be watched in full above in order to get the full context of the meeting and the statements made. It was reported earlier this week that Google tried to boost turnout among the Latino population to help Hillary Clinton, only to be dismayed as the usually solid Democratic voting bloc switched to the GOP in record numbers. This video shows a similar level of dismay among Google’s most high-profile figures. These individuals, who preside over a company with unrivaled influence over the flow of information, can be seen disparaging the motivations of Trump voters and plotting ways to use their vast resources to thwart the Trump agenda. Co-founder Sergey Brin can be heard comparing Trump supporters to fascists and extremists. Brin argues that like other extremists, Trump voters were motivated by “boredom,” which he says in the past led to fascism and communism. The Google co-founder then asks his company to consider what it can do to ensure a “better quality of governance and decision-making.” VP for Global Affairs Kent Walker argues that supporters of populist causes like the Trump campaign are motivated by “fear, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.” Later, Walker says that Google should fight to ensure the populist movement – not just in the U.S. but around the world – is merely a “blip” and a “hiccup” in a historical arc that “bends toward progress.” CEO Sundar Pichai states that the company will develop machine learning and A.I. to combat what an employee described as “misinformation” shared by “low-information voters.” Key moments from the video can be found at the following timestamps: (00:00:00 – 00:01:12) Google co-founder Sergey Brin states that the weekly meeting is “probably not the most joyous we’ve had” and that “most people here are pretty upset and pretty sad.” (00:00:24) Brin contrasts the disappointment of Trump’s election with his excitement at the legalization of cannabis in California, triggering laughs and applause from the audience of Google employees. (00:01:12) Returning to seriousness, Brin says he is “deeply offen[ded]” by the election of Trump, and that the election “conflicts with many of [Google’s] values.” (00:09:10) Trying to explain the motivations of Trump supporters, Senior VP for Global Affairs, Kent Walker concludes: “fear, not just in the United States, but around the world is fueling concerns, xenophobia, hatred, and a desire for answers that may or may not be there.” (00:09:35) Walker goes on to describe the Trump phenomenon as a sign of “tribalism that’s self-destructive [in] the long-term.” (00:09:55) Striking an optimistic tone, Walker assures Google employees that despite the election, “history is on our side” and that the “moral arc of history bends towards progress.” (00:10:45) Walker approvingly quotes former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s comparison between “the world of the wall” with its “isolation and defensiveness” and the “world of the square, the piazza, the marketplace, where people come together into a community and enrich each other’s lives.” (00:13:10) CFO Ruth Porat appears to break down in tears when discussing the election result. (00:15:20) Porat promises that Google will “use the great strength and resources and reach we have to continue to advance really important values.” (00:16:50) Stating “we all need a hug,” she then instructs the audience of Google employees to hug the person closest to them. (00:20:24) Eileen Naughton, VP of People Operations, promises that Google’s policy team in DC is “all over” the immigration issue and that the company will “keep a close watch on it.” (00:21:26) Naughton jokes about Google employees asking, ‘Can I move to Canada?’ after the election. She goes on to seriously discuss the options available to Google employees who wish to leave the country. (00:23:12) Naughton does acknowledge “diversity of opinion and political persuasion” and notes that she has heard from conservative Google employees who say they “haven’t felt entirely comfortable revealing who [they] are.” and urged “tolerance.” (Several months later, the company would fire James Damore allegedly for disagreeing with progressive narratives.) (00:27:00) Responding to a question about “filter bubbles,” Sundar Pichai promises to work towards “correcting” Google’s role in them (00:27:30) Sergey Brin praises an audience member’s suggestion of increasing matched Google employee donations to progressive groups. (00:34:40) Brin compares Trump voters to “extremists,” arguing for a correlation between the economic background of Trump supporters and the kinds of voters who back extremist movements. Brin says that “voting is not a rational act” and that not all of Trump’s support can be attributed to “income disparity.” He suggests that Trump voters might have been motivated by boredom rather than legitimate concerns. (00:49:10) An employee asks if Google is willing to “invest in grassroots, hyper-local efforts to bring tools and services and understanding of Google products and knowledge” so that people can “make informed decisions that are best for themselves.” Pichai’s response: Google will ensure its “educational products” reach “segments of the population [they] are not [currently] fully reaching.” (00:54:33) An employee asks what Google is going to do about “misinformation” and “fake news” shared by “low-information voters.” Pichai responds by stating that “investments in machine learning and AI” are a “big opportunity” to fix the problem. (00:56:12) Responding to an audience member, Walker says Google must ensure the rise of populism doesn’t turn into “a world war or something catastrophic … and instead is a blip, a hiccup.” (00:58:22) Brin compares Trump voters to supporters of fascism and communism, linking the former movement to “boredom,” which Brin previously linked to Trump voters. “It sort of sneaks up sometimes, really bad things” says Brin. (01:01:15) A Google employee states: “speaking to white men, there’s an opportunity for you right now to understand your privilege” and urges employees to “go through the bias-busting training, read about privilege, read about the real history of oppression in our country.” He urges employees to “discuss the issues you are passionate about during Thanksgiving dinner and don’t back down and laugh it off when you hear the voice of oppression speak through metaphors.” Every executive on stage – the CEO, CFO, two VPs and the two Co-founders – applaud the employee. (01:01:57) An audience member asks if the executives see “anything positive from this election result.” The audience of Google employees, and the executives on stage, burst into laughter. “Boy, that’s a really tough one right now” says Brin. Update — After Breitbart News published this article, a Google spokesperson replied to a request for comment with the following statement: “At a regularly scheduled all hands meeting, some Google employees and executives expressed their own personal views in the aftermath of a long and divisive election season. For over 20 years, everyone at Google has been able to freely express their opinions at these meetings. Nothing was said at that meeting, or any other meeting, to suggest that any political bias ever influences the way we build or operate our products. To the contrary, our products are built for everyone, and we design them with extraordinary care to be a trustworthy source of information for everyone, without regard to political viewpoint.”

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Trump Administration Reopens Rutgers Anti-Semitism Investigation Dropped by Obama White House

The Donald Trump administration has just announced it will investigate alleged acts of anti-Semitism at Rutgers University — the same alleged acts that occurred during the Barack Obama administration and that were dismissed as insignificant. Among the allegations? That the university knowingly employed anti-Semitic professors, and refused to investigate complaints about them, and that the university president turned blind eyes to several other allegations that dotted the campus during the Obama days. From the Jewish Press: Kenneth L. Marcus, assistant secretary of education for civil rights in President Trump’s Administration, on August 27 sent a letter to the Zionist Organization of America saying he plans to reverse an Obama administration 2014 decision and investigate anti-Semitic acts carried out at Rutgers University that included “denying the Jewish people the right to self-determination” by “claiming that the existence of a State of Israel is a racist endeavor,” and by “applying double standards by requiring of” Israel “a behavior not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation,” the NY Times reported on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the Education Department issued a statement saying that although its Office for Civil Rights “aggressively enforces” civil rights law, “which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity or national origin,” and that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos “has made clear that OCR will look at the specific facts of each case and make determinations accordingly.” “The facts in this case, many of which were disregarded by the previous administration, are troubling,” the DOE statement said. The initial complaint was filed in April 2011 by the Zionist Organization of America, when Rutgers hosted the founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, Omar Barghouti (a graduate of Tel Aviv University), at which point a spokesman for the university said the complaint was “contrary to the true values of Rutgers University” and “not supported by the facts.” Kenneth Marcus was appointed in June to lead the OCR from the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, a nonprofit group fighting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic on campus activities in the US, including advocating denying federal funds to Middle East studies programs that support the BDS movement, the NY Times reported. According to the Times, Marcus wrote ZOA that while “an individual’s pro-Israel viewpoint itself — or, for that matter, any viewpoint on the policies of the State of Israel, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict or related issues — is not protected by” federal civil rights law, “discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived shared ancestry or ethnic characteristics — which may include discrimination against Jewish or Muslim students — is.” Rutgers University issued a statement saying it had not received an official notification from DOE, but stated that “as always, we would certainly cooperate with the Department of Education should they decide to review the decision.”

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