Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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Lincoln Assassination
What do we do about the, "character assassination" of a president?

Johnny Depp, lead actor of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, made a very distasteful joke about assassinating the President of the United States Donald Trump, while speaking to the crowd at Glastonbury, a United Kingdom based festival for performing arts.

During the screening of his film “The Libertine,” Depp went off topic and started discussing Trump with the crowd.

“Can we bring Trump here?” he asked; the crowd felt a jolt of energy and started jeering as soon as they heard the name. Depp continued, “No, no, no; you’ve misunderstood completely.”

Talking about Trump, Depp furthered his talk, “I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go,” he said to the audience.

The actor then tried defend himself as the crowd got even more hyped up. He responded, “It is just a question – I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it.”

“When was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” he asked. Apparently referring to the John Wilkes Booth’s murder of Abraham Lincoln. “Now, I want to clarify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while and maybe it is time.”

While people reacted to the whole incident in a mixed fashion, most found the Hollywood star’s remarks to be extremely offensive, considering the harsh political climate in the US and the Republican baseball practice attack which left Senate Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) critically injured.

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North Korea
How do you solve a problem like (North) Korea?

The twenty-two year old student passed away on Monday, in Ohio; only five days after he had returned from North Korea, after being detained there for seventeen months in total.

It was noted by the doctors that Warmbier had experienced brain damage due to “awful torturous mistreatment, while he was detained in North Korea.

In a statement provided to The Washington Post, Gary and his wife, Cindy, said:

“It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home. Surrounded by his loving family, Otto died today at 2:20 p.m. It would be easy at a moment like this to focus on all that we lost — future time that won’t be spent with a warm, engaging, brilliant young man whose curiosity and enthusiasm for life knew no bounds. But we choose to focus on the time we were given to be with this remarkable person. You can tell from the outpouring of emotion from the communities that he touched — Wyoming, Ohio, and the University of Virginia to name just two — that the love for Otto went well beyond his immediate family.

We would like to thank the wonderful professionals at the University Of Cincinnati Medical Center who did everything they could for Otto. Unfortunately, the awful torturous mistreatment our son received at the hands of the North Koreans ensured that no other outcome was possible beyond the sad one we experienced today.

When Otto returned to Cincinnati late on June 13th he was unable to speak, unable to see and unable to react to verbal commands. He looked very uncomfortable — almost anguished. Although we would never hear his voice again, within a day the countenance of his face changed — he was at peace. He was home and we believe he could sense that.

We thank everyone around the world who has kept him and our family in their thoughts and prayers. We are at peace and at home too.”

Warbier was sentenced to fifteen years in prison for supposedly attempting to remove a propaganda banner from the hotel that he was staying at. The North Korean media reports that it was due to “hostile act” against their leader Kim Jon UN that Warbier was held hostage and later fell into coma.

President Trump made complete use of Warbier’s death, as an opportunity; to blame former President Barack Obama for being responsible for the death of an American college student. During his news conference at the Oval Office, this Tuesday, Trump has stated that the student “should have been brought home a long time ago.”

“Frankly, if he were brought home sooner, I think the results would have been a lot different,” Trump said

On the other hand, Obama spokesman Ned Price said:

“During the course of the Obama Administration, we had no higher priority than securing the release of Americans detained overseas. Their tireless efforts resulted in the release of at least 10 Americans from North Korean custody during the course of the Obama administration.

It is painful that Mr. Warmbier was not among them, but our efforts on his behalf never ceased, even in the waning days of the administration. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Warmbier’s family and all who had the blessing of knowing him.”

Whereas, Axelrod, a former Obama adviser, wrote, “Asked about the death of Otto Wambler [sic], @POTUS can’t resist turning it into a not-so-veiled attack on @BarackObama. It truly IS sad!”

To this, Trump tweeted, “The U.S. once again condemns the brutality of the North Korean regime as we mourn its latest victim.”

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Racial Tensions
"Just remember that all your ancestors were evil, racist, meanies... Class dismissed!"

Judy Morelock, a University of Tennessee Knoxville professor was fired after she shamed a student on social media, for so-called racist behavior.

Kayla Parker, a student at the university stated that Morelock had presented her class, including Parker, a multiple choice quiz. One of the questions, on the quiz read, ““Historical research on African-American families during slavery shows that: A) Family ties weren’t important in African cultures where the slaves’ ancestors originated; consequently, family bonds were never strong among slaves. B) Two-parent families were extremely rare during the slave period. C) Black family bonds were destroyed by the abuses of slave owners, who regularly sold off family members to other slave owners. D) Most slave families were headed by two parents.”

Parker further mentioned that she selected the option C, as her answer, however, it was marked as wrong. Morelock had advised Parker that the correct answer was option D.

To this, Parker sent the professor an email to further clarify her response and to present information backing up her answer.

As per Parker, Morelock went on to disagree with Parker. Moreover, to make matter worse, Morelock posted a version of the Parker’s email on Facebook, where she and her friends took turns discussing Parker’s viewpoint.

“I was shocked,” she wrote. “I knew it was something out of the ordinary when I saw her posting on my Facebook, because I’ve never seen a professor do that.

Parker had indicated that Morelock began “making backhanded comments directed at me.”

“For example,” she wrote, “‘Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to bring the textbook to class today because my bag is full of other texts for a student who requires further evidence on subjects I teach in class.”

Ever since, the comments had gone viral, the school removed Morelock from her position and placed her on a suspension. This did not stop Morelock. Upon her removal, she wrote on Facebook, “A student and her friends posted inflammatory, derogatory, libelous comments on her Facebook page and demeaned my character, honesty, and integrity … Nonetheless, she filed a complaint against me with [the University] administration and they decided she has the right to impugn my character but I had no right to defend myself. Consequently, I’ve been placed on administration leave and will likely be terminated this week.” Morelock was suspended soon after her post.

While Parker insisted that Morelock did not make use of any racial slurs or nicknames, she felt that the way in which Morelock reacted to her correction portrayed “racism.”

“If students can’t raise questions in class, it’s not a thriving, healthy academic institution,” she wrote. “College is supposed to be a place where you can agree and disagree and have intellectual discussions and that’s all I was trying to do.”

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Unstumpable Trump
Without their insane conspiracies, what would the Liberal Media talk about all day?

Michelle Malkin, a conservative commentator, is of the opinion that MSNBC host Rachel Maddow can see black helicopters flying around her head.

Talking to Sean Hannity on Fox News last Friday, Malkin told him Maddow has probably become Reynolds Wrap’s “number one customer” for being insistent on covering the conspiracy regarding alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, almost every night, despite not having a shred of evidence to prove any of the allegations.

“I think that Rachel Maddow must be Reynolds Wrap’s number one customer because the tin foil hat consumption is through the roof,” Malkin said.

“Her number one goal is to bash and obstruct the Trump administration — it has been since day one,” Malkin explained. “And they’re going to beat that dead horse until they can’t do it anymore.”

Following the duo’s discussion of the several dozen times Maddow has tried to push the Russia-Trump collusion conspiracy theory without any supporting evidence, Hannity and Malkin moved on to excoriate the Rolling Stone magazine for claiming that Maddow was the “most rusted name in news.” Both journalists agreed that this only goes on to prove that the left continues to live in a bubble or an “echo chamber.”

During the show, Hannity also expressed his grief at the “breathless hysteria” created by the left-wing media outlets over allegations surrounding the Trump-Russia conspiracy, which have so far proved to be pointless.

“It is an allusion factory, it is an echo chamber,” Malkin said, referring to the mainstream media. She further elaborated that President Trump not only has to deal with the Washington swamp, but also those in the liberal media.

“People are sick and tired of it…there is so much real news that is going on,” Malkin said, calling Rolling Stone’s Maddow claims a “slap in the face.”

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Scalise Townhall
"I much prefer a rapid-fire question/answer session..."

Politically active musician Ted Nugent spoke to WABC Radio’s “Curtis & Eboni,” claiming that following the attack on GOP congressmen at a baseball practice session in Virginia, he doesn’t want to be a part of “hateful” political rhetoric any more.

“I cannot and I will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we got to be more civil to each other,” Nugent said. “The whole world is watching America where you have the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And we have to be more respectful to the other side.”

He continued and said, “I’m gonna take a deep breath, and I’m gonna back down. And if it gets fiery, if it gets hateful, I’m going away and I’m not gonna engage in that hateful rhetoric anymore.”

The musician also said that he was very frustrated and hyped up about the political climate when engaging in controversial rhetoric, including his previous remarks directed towards former President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

“I’m not trying to make excuses, but when I made those wild a** comments on stage against then-Senator Hillary Clinton and then-Senator Barack Obama, I don’t know if you can grasp the degree of adrenaline and intensity and over-the-top animal spirit and attitude that I live on stage,” he said.

He added that going further, “I will avoid anything that can be interpreted as condoning or referencing violence.”

Nugent has previously suggested that Clinton should suck his machine gun. He also called Obama a “sub-human mongrel.” During the 2016 presidential election, he called on Bernie Sanders (I-VT) to “eat shit and die.”

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Pervert Alert
Uh, I'm gonna need some time alone to study this "law" more in depth.

Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Ramon Perez, publicly admitted that he gave his colleagues a Wikipedia document by accident, which showed screenshots of web browser tabs with pornographic websites open.

Last Wednesday, Perez provided the House Finance Committee members, printed handouts of the article to back his push to get the bill passed.

While no images, pornographic or of the websites, were seen, the Providence Journal reported that the document showed multiple browser tabs, showing that offensive websites were still open. A reference to teenagers, and the word “MILF” could be clearly seen in the screenshot.

Perez, however, spoke to Providence Journal, and said that he is “not a pervert.”

“I made a big mistake of trusting too much in people,” he said. “I know people in here don’t believe me. They say that’s the excuse everybody makes. But I think it is a possibility because I don’t check that page … that stupid page.”

Furthermore, Perez also admitted his mistake to a local news station, saying he was “extremely” embarrassed. However, he went on to clear his position, claiming that the document was given to him by a friend whom he had asked to research on the information he was looking for.

Members of the House Finance Committee saw the browser tabs as soon as they received the document, however, a clerk recalled the docs immediately. Perez told the news station that he submitted a fresh, clean document the very next day.

“Now I think everyone is looking at me differently,” Perez told WPRI about the incident. “I have never dealt with a situation like this before.”

Last Friday, Perez posted on Facebook, claiming that the whole incident was an oversight. He then deleted his account.

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NSA Leaker
Try 'hacking' through the bars of your prison cell, leaker!

The Department of Justice recently announced in a statement, the charges against a government contractor who allegedly leaked classified documents to the media. The statement also reveals how they eventually caught her.

“A criminal complaint was filed in the Southern District of Georgia today charging Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 793(e),” it read.

“On or about May 9, Winner printed and improperly removed classified intelligence reporting, which contained classified national defense information from an intelligence community agency, and unlawfully retained it,” the statement explained. “Approximately a few days later, Winner unlawfully transmitted by mail the intelligence reporting to an online news outlet.”

The media has since noted that the government only seems to have caught her after the said news outlet asked for a comment about their story, but in an apparent mistake provided the government with the original documents.

“The U.S. Government Agency examined the document shared by the News Outlet and determined the pages of the intelligence reporting appeared to be folded and/or creased, suggesting they had been printed and hand-carried out of a secured space,” the complaint read.

Hence, because of the crease in the paper, officials knew they had to look for people who had printed the document and taken it out of the “secured space” physically. After discovering six individuals who had printed the document, they found that one had sent emails to the news outlet.

Winner was suspected to have leaked the highly classified document to The Intercept, which then ran a story based on the report, talking about how US intelligence authorities had monitored hundreds of hacking attempts before the 2016 presidential election.

“The top-secret National Security Agency document, which was provided anonymously to The Intercept and independently authenticated, analyzes intelligence very recently acquired by the agency about a months-long Russian intelligence cyber effort against elements of the U.S. election and voting infrastructure. The report, dated May 5, 2017, is the most detailed U.S. government account of Russian interference in the election that has yet come to light.”

Since taking over the White House, the Trump administration has been a victim of constant leaks that have become a major problem for the president and his agenda.

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Even the leftist media has had enough.

While being a vocal and frequent critic of President Donald Trump, even Fareed Zakaria, a renowned CNN host, had to admit that liberal intolerance to conservative opinions and voices is a hypocritical epidemic that shows no signs of subduing. In his monologue on Sunday’s show, he described his feelings towards liberals’ intolerance towards the more conservative members of the society.

“We’re at the height of commencement season and people are imparting their words of wisdom on newly minted graduates,” Zakaria began. “I was honored to give the commencement at Bucknell this year. But at Notre Dame, where Vice President Mike Pence was giving the commencement address, the ceremonies were interrupted by a hundred students who turned their backs on Pence and walked out in protest.”

“A few weeks earlier U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos was booed while giving the commencement address at Bethune-Cookman University,” he said. “I talked about this issue at Bucknell and I wanted to share those thoughts here.”

“American universities these days seem to be committed to every kind of diversity – except intellectual diversity,” he continued. “Conservative voices and views, already a besieged minority, are being silenced entirely.”

“The campus thought police have gone after serious conservative thinkers like Sarah MacDonald and Charles Murray,” he explained, “as well as firebrands like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter. Some were uninvited, others booed, interrupted and intimidated.”

“It’s strange that this is happening on college campuses that promised to give their undergraduates a liberal education,” Zakaria continued. “The word liberal in this context has nothing to do with today’s partisan language, but refers instead to the Latin root, pertaining to liberty. And at the heart of liberty in the Western world has been freedom of speech. From the beginning, people understood that this meant protecting and listening to speech with which you disagreed.”

“Freedom of speech and thought is not just for warm, fuzzy ideas that we find comfortable. It’s for ideas that we find offensive,” Zakaria said.

“There is, as we all know, a kind of anti-intellectualism on the right these days. Denial of facts, of reason, of science. But there is also an anti-intellectualism on the left. An attitude of self-righteousness that says we are so pure, we are so morally superior, we cannot bear to hear an idea with which we disagree.”

“Liberals think they are tolerant, but often they aren’t,” Zakaria concluded.

Protests on campuses have witnessed a surge in rancor and number, especially since the Trump administration took charge, as so many leftists believed they were going to win the election. However, recently, some on the progressives’ side have also begun questioning if the protests, whether violent or non-violent, are proportional to the political opponent they are criticizing.

students
If this scares you, wait until you meet your first boss.

Two of the students who walked out of the commencement ceremony at the University of Notre Dame as Vice President Mike Pence began giving his commencement address, told CNN that they did so as an act of protest because the Vice President of the United States made them feel “unsafe.”

Talking to CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Monday, Luis Miranda and Aniela Tyksinski, said that the walkout was organized primarily because several students and families “have been specifically targeted” by Pence’s policies.

“We felt the need to walk out because we wanted to stand here to protect human dignity,” Miranda said. “We wanted to have solidarity with those who are most vulnerable of us, and also to seek justice for them.”

“We essentially have classmates, family members, and friends who were either with us sitting down there, or were also in the stands who have been specifically targeted by the policies of Mike Pence either as a governor or as a president (sic) directly,” Miranda continued.

According to Miranda, the students, by walking out, were showing solidarity with “undocumented Americans” and members of the LGBT community. Miranda further said that Pence’s appearance at the ceremony felt “inappropriate” and the students walked out to stand “with them, and for them.”

Tyksinski reiterated Miranda’s stance that undocumented immigrants and members of the LGBT community were in her heart as she was walking out.

Adding to that, Tyksinski explained that Pence made a lot of students feel “unsafe” and that a commencement speech was not a suitable setting for “this kind of political discourse.”

“The walkout was in response to the fact that members of our own community felt unwelcome, uncomfortable, and even unsafe,” she said. “This was not the appropriate event for this kind of political discourse. This should have been an event for all graduates and all of their family members.”

While Miranda and Tyskinski did not care to explain what exactly the offending “political discourse” was, Baldwin asked if the students thought they were unwilling to listen to viewpoints other than theirs, and actually feeding into the stereotype that colleges and universities had become “too liberal.”

“I cannot speak to the stereotype, but yes, there are difficulties over free speech,” Miranda said. “It’s hard to have these conversations and we agree that free speech is a very important thing and that we shouldn’t be shutting it out. We need to be welcoming it.”

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Sorry white girl. You're outta luck.

The American University in Washington, D.C., has agreed to allow black students an extension on their final exams all while preserving a “sanctuary for people of color.” All of this, came following an alleged racially charged incident that led to student protests.

Last week, it was reported that the campus was decorated with bananas hung in nooses with the letters “AKA” and the word “Harambe” written on them. “AKA,” the acronym for the black sorority Alpha Kappa Alpha.

The student group organized a protest in response to this incident, as a scheduled meeting between black leaders of campus and the school’s administration was rescheduled. The students blocked the traffic and set certain demands for school administrators.

The protestors laid out three major demands, as mentioned by Campus Reform:

“ ‘For the remaining [sic] of the semester, the Bridge will become a sanctuary for people of color,’ the ultimatum begins, referring to a student café and lounge on campus.Students also demanded that ‘all POC [persons of color] students get extensions, and should not be penalized for already scheduled finals after the incident,’ arguing that the racist incident on campus has distressed many students to the point that they are unable to focus on exams.The final demand calls for a ‘separate investigation team based out of the university (composed of a group of non-biased expert contractors) that can investigate cases of racism and discrimination brought against the institution of American University.’”

Freshman Jaha Knight stated, “These are the things that we have demanded from the university because of the oppression and discrimination and the hate we have faced, not just in these current events, but every day on this campus.”

American University Provost Scott Bass reportedly arrived at the scene and verbally agreed to the demands. “There’s nothing more important, in terms of my administration, than being a multicultural campus,” Bass said to the protesters.

“We are interested in getting to the bottom of the issue, and the sooner we can do that, the better,” he continued. “But I will also say that that doesn’t stop our commitment to do more. This is just a minimum. … This is not just one incident. It’s a deeper issue in our community.”

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