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  • Is Boston racist? Poll shows city is split — along racial lines

    06/25/2017 12:38:26 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 32 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | June 25, 2017 | Jim O'Sullivan
    Bostonians are fairly evenly divided over whether theirs is a racist town, 42 percent saying yes and 45 percent believing it is not, according to a new Suffolk University/Boston Globe poll. But, perhaps unsurprisingly, views vary dramatically among the races themselves. Fifty-seven percent of those who identify as black said the city is racist, compared with 37 percent of those who call themselves white. Hispanics fell in the middle, with 44 percent believing their hometown is racist.
  • Fake News: Stephanopoulos Claims Senate Bill Cuts Medicaid by $800 Billion

    06/25/2017 11:33:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | June 25, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    After Senate Republicans unveiled their ObamaCare replacement on Thursday, ABC smeared the bill during World News Tonight with claims that people were going to pay more for less and that Medicaid was being cut. On Sunday, Clinton lackey George Stephanopoulos took to his show, This Week to continue their smear campaign. “The President right there said no cuts in Medicaid … Why is the President going back on his promise,” he rudely yelled at Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway. According to Stephanopoulos, “A lot of senators have questions about the Senate bill. Particularly those cuts in Medicaid. More than $800 billion.”...
  • Senate Bill Cuts One Third of California’s Medicaid Funding

    06/25/2017 11:00:44 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 38 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | 06/25/2017 | by Chriss W. Street
    California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Los Angeles) has blamed the collapse of the state legislature’s effort to socialize the state’s $389.5 billion in healthcare spending on the U.S. Senate Republicans’ restructure of Obamacare, which threatens to “reallocate” over a third of California’s $82 billion of Medicaid funding to other states. Rendon stated that SB 562 will not go to a floor vote by both houses of the legislature, because it was flawed by not addressing “financing, delivery of care, cost controls, or the realities of needed action by the Trump Administration and voters to make SB 562 a genuine piece of legislation.”...
  • Jeremy Corbyn Snubs Armed Forces Day to Party at Glastonbury

    06/25/2017 10:56:05 AM PDT · by Kenny Bania · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 25, 2017 | Liam Deacon
    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has chosen to miss Armed Forces Day Celebrations so he can appear at Glastonbury Music Festival. However, it has emerged that Mr. Corbyn, a lifelong anti-war campaigner, had been invited to speak at Armed Forces Day celebrations in Liverpool on Saturday – the nation’s annual show of gratitude to our soldiers, sailors, and airmen. Army officer-turned-Tory MP Johnny Mercer told the Sun the diary decision revealed Mr. Corbyn’s wrong priorities. He said: “He couldn’t give two hoots about those who earn and protect the freedoms he so readily abuses with his offensive views.”
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense at vigil(HAGs)

    06/25/2017 9:43:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 6/22/2017 | Gloria Ruth Finney
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense held an event at 7:00 p.m. tonight, along with Black Lives Matter, and Every Town For Gun Safety............
  • Germany Raids Homes of 36 People Accused of Hateful Postings Over Social Media

    06/25/2017 9:09:43 AM PDT · by Salman · 77 replies
    The New York Times ^ | JUNE 20, 2017 | David Shimer
    BERLIN — In a coordinated campaign across 14 states, the German police on Tuesday raided the homes of 36 people accused of hateful postings over social media, including threats, coercion and incitement to racism. ... The raids come as Germans are debating the draft of a new social media law aimed at cracking down on hate speech, a measure that an array of experts said was unconstitutional at a parliamentary hearing on Monday. ... According to Mr. Mihr, Germany’s current instruments for persecuting hate speech, as demonstrated by Tuesday’s raids, are working. “The raid shows that we don’t need this...
  • Emergency room visits by Medi-Cal patients soaring, state data shows

    06/25/2017 9:07:13 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | June 24, 2017 | Tracy Seipel
    California’s low-income residents continue to head straight for the emergency room — instead of their doctor’s office — for expensive treatment, a practice that the Affordable Care Act was supposed to curb. Three years into Obamacare, new figures show, ER visits by the state’s Medi-Cal patients rose 44 percent from early 2014 to late 2016.
  • Rainbow-decorated CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train cars rolling to mark Pride Parade weekend

    06/25/2017 8:44:08 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 19 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rachel Hinton
    Rainbow-decorated CTA rail cars are rolling this weekend to mark the 48th annual Pride Parade Sunday on the North Side. The Chicago Transit Authority and Mayor Emanuel both touted the four decorated cars cars on Twitter. They’ll operate on the Red Line.
  • Portland Police Chief: Antifa Protesters Used Slingshot to Launch Urine & Feces-Filled Balloons (TR)

    06/25/2017 8:34:50 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 71 replies
    Williamette Week ^ | 6-23-2017 | Katie Shephard
    The chief's letter says police decided to remove left-wing protesters from Chapman Square after officers were hit by objects launched by protesters from slingshots. "These objects included urine and feces filled balloons, balloons with unknown chemicals, marbles, bricks and rocks," Marshman writes. "Police observed people in Chapman Square climbing atop the brick restroom structure at the south end of the park, with bricks. PPB knew that objects were already being thrown and slung and that bricks were being prepared to be thrown."
  • Swedish PM tells priests to carry out same-sex marriages ‘or do something else’

    06/25/2017 8:19:24 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 25 replies
    RT ^ | 6-24-2017 | Staff
    “We Social Democrats are working to ensure all priests will consecrate everyone, including same-sex couples,” Lofven told Kyrkans Tidning magazine. “I see parallels to the midwife who refuses to perform abortions. If you work as a midwife you must be able to perform abortions, otherwise you have to do something else… It is the same for priests,” he said.
  • Feminist Mag Calls on White Women to Fight Supremacy by Aborting All of Their White Babies

    06/25/2017 8:09:21 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 25, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    A feminist magazine is calling on all white women to "do their part to prevent white supremacy" and abort their white babies. ... The feminist Medusa Magazine reported: [Snip] ... White women: it is time to do your part! Your white children reinforce the white supremacist society that benefits you. If you claim to be progressive, and yet willingly birth white children by your own choice, you are a hypocrite. White women should be encouraged to abort their white children, and to use their freed-up time and resources to assist women of color who have no other choice but to...
  • Chicago Police unable to control thousand-strong gang party lasting hours

    06/25/2017 8:07:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 49 replies ^ | 6/25/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    At last we know why Chicago’s homicide level is so out of control: Gangs, not police control the streets. The gangs know it; the police know it; and now, thanks to, we know it. A week ago, Chicago street gangs held a huge party in a park, with a thousand people attending, some brandishing firearms, terrifying neighbors for hours. The police sent 25 squad cars, yet were outnumbered and unable to really do anything. Stephanie Lulay wrote:
  • Perspective: Rural America is supportive of Trump, but it's not monolithic

    06/25/2017 7:55:09 AM PDT · by Brandonmark · 6 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 25, 2017 | Dan Balz
    Rural America has often backed Republicans in presidential elections, but rarely with the enthusiasm they showed for President Donald Trump in 2016. More sparsely populated areas of the country form the heart of Trump Nation and continue to provide majority support for a president who has faced near-constant controversy and discord.
  • California Adds 4 States To Travel Ban For Laws It Says Discriminate Against LGBTQ Community

    06/25/2017 7:05:03 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/23/17 | Carma Hassan
    alifornia has issued a ban on state-funded and state-sponsored travel to four more states that it says have laws discriminating against LGBTQ people. The travel ban was first put into effect January 1 when state measure AB 1887 became law. The law says California is "a leader in protecting civil rights and preventing discrimination" and should not support or finance "discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people." The travel ban list also includes states that California believes don't protect religious freedoms and states that it says use religious freedom as a basis of discrimination. "Our country has made great...
  • The DNC Scams the Suckers and Contradicts the Feds on 'Hacking'

    06/25/2017 6:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | June 25, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    Daniel Greenfield reveals why there’s no mystery behind the Democratic loss in Georgia, while Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the George Washington University Profiling Project Deepen the Mystery of the “Russian Hacking” narrative. There was a great deal of press this week about the District 6 Georgia Congressional race in which once again -- for the fourth time -- the hyped “referendum on Trump” produced a Republican victory over a Democratic challenger in a special election. As usual, David Burge tweeted the most succinct wrap up of the left-wing take on their latest failure to recapture Congress and impeach Trump: “David Burge‏...
  • A Weekly Dose of President Trump - Trump Family Train (6/25/17 to 7/1/17)

    06/25/2017 6:36:13 AM PDT · by DollyCali · 72 replies
    FRiends and Deplorables | 6/25/17 | DollyCali
    Summertime"and the livin' is easy....Summertime.... Welcome all you deplorables to this week's edition of the Dose! This is EVERYTHING TRUMP. Administration, family, frustrations, joys, winning! We welcome your research, your commentary, your personal OT sharing and your presence. Even if you do not share a lot, just check in and say hi. Lurkers are welcome. Covfefe baby, Covfefe! White House Congressional Picnic 6/22/17 RIP
  • Bill Nye Show Writer Ready to Accept Deaths of ‘Old Ass Conservative White Men’ (Tr.)

    06/25/2017 6:29:37 AM PDT · by brucedickinson · 38 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-24-2017 | Allum Bokhari
    Marcella Arguello, a standup comedian and a writer for Bill Nye Saves The World on Netflix, tweeted in the wake of the Congressional baseball shooting that the deaths of “a few old ass conservative white men” were a worthwhile risk if it led to gun control. The remarks, which Arguello subsequently deleted from her Twitter feed but can still be viewed in archived form, followed the shooting of U.S. Majority Whip Steve Scalise.
  • We Should be Glad the US is Out

    06/25/2017 6:20:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | June 25, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Ten states, 125 cities, and 1,100 businesses, universities and organizations insist “We are still in” – committed to the Paris climate agreement and determined to continue reducing carbon dioxide emissions and preventing climate change. In the process, WASI members claim, they will create jobs and promote innovation, trade and international competitiveness. It’s hype, puffery and belief in tooth fairies.Let’s begin with the climate. When Delaware signed on to WASI, for example, Governor Carney cited rising average temperatures, rising sea levels, and an increase in extreme weather events. In Delaware, sea level rise is almost entirely due to subsiding land resulting...
  • Thousands march at Paris Gay Pride to demand procreation for all

    06/25/2017 6:00:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 44 replies
    AFP ^ | 2017-06-25
    Thousands of people took to the streets of the French capital Saturday for the fortieth Paris Gay Pride rally to remind French President Emmanuel Macron of his election promise to make medically assisted procreation (MAP) available for all. Macron tweeted on Saturday: "France is a rainbow, we are rich in our diversities, let us be proud of ourselves! #MarcheDesFiertés # LoveisLove". During his presidential campaign, he said he was "in favour" of opening MAP, currently reserved for sterile heterosexual couples, to lesbian couples and single women.
  • The Great American Overdose

    06/25/2017 5:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | June 25, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Government is a drug. It’s not always easy figuring out the right amount to take. But it is easy to get hooked on dangerously high doses. And perhaps nowhere can this be better seen, right now, than in the Republicans’ ObamaCare mess. Republican politicians feel trapped. They may know that ObamaCare amounts to government overdose — regulation and subsidy at poisonous levels. Why else would they have promised to get rid of it? But kicking a government habit is hard to do. It’s not just that regular people get hooked on benefits, no matter how ill-conceived, ill-funded, and unsustainable. More...