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Belgian Doctor Refuses to Treat Elderly Jewish Woman

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Israel National News: A Flemish doctor who manned a medical hotline Wednesday night refused to provide help to a 90-year-old Jewish woman, Bertha Klein, who had suffered a fractured rib. “I’m not coming!” he said. “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, and she will not feel the pain anymore,” was the reply.

The doctor confirmed the exchange, and said that he had spoken the way he did out of “emotional frenzy.” The Health Ministry is investigating the matter, according to Joods Actueel (Jewish News).

Klein’s son had been the one to call the hotline. His mother was in agonizing pain after she had suffered a fractured rib. The doctor reportedly knew very quickly that the patient was Jewish: her name, her son’s accent and her address in Antwerp, Belgium’s second-largest Jewish commmunity, betrayed all that.

Shocked by the doctor’s response, the family phoned a friend, Samuel Markowitz, who is an alderman of the Antwerp district council and a volunteer paramedic. Markowitz called the hotline himself and confronted the doctor over his statements.

The doctor admitted the facts and blamed “emotional frenzy.” Meanwhile, the grandson of the 90-year-old woman, Hershy Taffel, filed a complaint with the police for racism and xenophobia.

Taffel says  his grandmother burst into tears. “This reminds me of what we underwent in Europe 70 years ago, I never thought that day would ever be repeated,” she said.

Michael Freilich, editor of Joods Actueel, is concerned that the Middle East conflict is being imported into Belgium.

“This is yet another incident in a row of similar events that took place in a short period of time,” he elabotared. A shop in Antwerp refused to serve a woman because she was Jewish, a cafe in Liege has a sign hung with the message ‘dogs welcome, Jews are not’, in Brussels slogans like ‘Death to the Jews’ were chanted during a demonstration and on Facebook, we see calls of hatred against the Jewish people every day.”

Freilich went on to tell his readers: “Let me repeat for the umpteenth time: Belgian Jews are NOT Israelis! They merely have an emotional bond with that country but have no influence on the conflict. They do not vote in Israel, do not go to the army and pay no taxes there.

He added: “Any form of racism and anti-Semitism must be condemned by politicians vigorously. It’s long overdue, I think.”

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What is wrong with people? Woman gave birth during her lunch break then pretended nothing happened

The baby thankfully survived!

The baby thankfully survived!

DailyMail: A Polish woman has been accused of attempted murder after she gave birth in a field during her lunch break before leaving the baby and returning to work.

A court in the Polish city of Ilawa heard it was “a miracle” the baby survived after being left in the field for two days as temperatures rose to over 30C (86 Fahrenheit).

The child's "mother" (r)

The child’s “mother” (r)

The child’s mother Jolanta Czarnecka, 30, said she had not wanted to be pregnant and had kept it secret by wearing loosing fitting dresses and pretending she had put on weight.

After returning to work in the afternoon, her boss noticed blood on her clothing and refused to accept her insistence that she was fine, Central European News has reported.

He took her to the hospital where doctors discovered she had given birth. Czarnecka however allegedly lied by claiming she had the baby by accident and it had fallen into the toilet.

The court was told detectives searched the toilet however and no traces of the baby were found. Detectives could also find no trace of the woman having given birth. She eventually admitted giving birth in the field after subsequent questioning.

The court heard the baby had been abandoned for two days before it was found dehydrated and covered in insects.

Doctor Barbara Chomik at the hospital in the northern city of Elblag where the baby was taken after it was discovered, said: “The girl was in serious condition. She had been left alone naked and weighed less than a kilogram in part because she was so severely dehydrated. It is a miracle that she survived under those conditions for so long. It is simply a miracle.

The baby’s mother, who has pleaded not guilty to attempted murder, is facing five years in jail if found guilty of the charge.

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More Hollyweird Moonbats: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem Denounce Israeli ‘Genocide’

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The Hollywood Reporter: Dozens of Spanish film stars, directors, musicians and writers, led by Oscar winners Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem and Pedro Almodovar, have denounced Israel’s incursion into Gaza.

In an open letter referenced by Europa Press and other Spanish media, they described Israel’s actions as “genocide.” They also called on the European Union to “condemn the bombing by land, sea and air against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.”

In the open letter, they demanded a cease-fire by the Israeli military and urged Israel to “lift the blockade, which the Gaza Strip has suffered for more than a decade.”

The letter also said: “Gaza is living through horror these days, besieged and attacked by land, sea and air. Palestinians’ homes are being destroyed, they are being denied water, electricity [and] free movement to their hospitals, schools and fields while the international community does nothing.”

Others who signed the letter include directors Montxo Armendariz and Benito Zambrano; actors Lola Herrera, Eduardo Noriega and Rosa Maria Sarda; and musicians Amaral and Nacho Campillo.

The entertainers blamed the new round of violence in the Middle East on the occupation of Palestinian land by Israel, which, the letter said, “continues to advance into and invade the Palestinian territories instead of returning to the 1967 borders.”

Almost 1,100 Palestinians and 56 Israelis have died since the Israeli military began its bombardments of Gaza three weeks ago, according to the latest reports.

Bardem, who won the Oscar for supporting actor in 2008 for his role in No Country for Old Men, is a known political activist who frequently expounds on controversial issues. Cruz won an Oscar in the best supporting actress category in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona in 2009.

The two are married and are good friends with Almodovar, who has won two Oscars: one for best foreign language film for All About My Mother (2000) and one for best original screenplay for Talk to Her (2002).

THR has reached out to reps for Bardem, Cruz and Almodovar and will update with any additional comment.

After denouncing the Israeli “genocide”, Cruz clarified her statement (she must have received an updated script):

“I don’t want to be misunderstood on this important subject. I’m not an expert on the situation and I’m aware of the complexity of it,” the actress said in a statement via her representative. “My only wish and intention in signing that group letter is the hope that there will be peace in both Israel and Gaza. I am hopeful all parties can agree to a cease fire and there are no more innocent victims on either side of the border. I wish for unity, and peace… I believe in a civilization that can be capable of bringing the courage to have a world where humans can live side by side.”

Now that these two have spoken, I’m sure there will be no more fighting. Just two more actors whose movies I have never paid to see, nor will I.

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Wife abandons her husband and 12 children to run off with young lover

The good mum, doing what's best for her, um the children...

The good mum, doing what’s best for her, um the children…

DailyMail: When a mother of 12 did the unthinkable and abandoned her brood of 12 children to start a new life with her toyboy lover she was branded “despicable” by her ex husband.

Tabitha Nimes, 39, from Rhyl, North Wales, only sees her children once every six weeks since leaving them for a new life, having moved hundreds of miles away to Southampton to live with Colt Nimes, 32, who she has since married.

Her ex husband Peter Saunders, 47, was devastated by the breakdown of the marriage and left to care for the family alone but Tabitha insists that her children, the youngest of which is just 19 months, are better off without her and in a new interview has hit back at her critics.

In this week’s Closer magazine, Tabitha opens up for the first time about her shocking decision.

“I know everybody thinks I’m an awful mum but I walked out because Pete and I were arguing all the time; it wasn’t good for the children and it made them upset. Pete’s a good dad, they’re better off without me.”

“I was suffering from post-natal depression and had to get away. I know the little ones sometimes want their mum, but they seem to be getting on well. I want to see them more, but I don’t want to cause any more family arguments.”

“I wanted to lock myself away, but when I tried to tell Peter I wasn’t coping, he didn’t understand. I felt he was controlling. The relationship gradually broke down, and we started arguing about everything.”

I’m trying to do what’s best for them, while living my own life, too. I’m with Colt now and I love him.”

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Tabitha walked out on her children: Rhiannon, 18, Ben, 16, Jack, 14, Josh 13, Adam, 12, Blake 10, Rhys, nine, Lillie, seven, Peter Jnr, six, Aston, three, and Beth, 19 months and her son Matthew, 22, from a previous relationship, when Beth was just 12 weeks old.

“I didn’t want to go through a custody battle. I decided I needed a clean break and felt it was best for them too.

She soon began a relationship with Colt who she had kept in touch with after meeting in 2012 while doing some security work. “We started speaking on the phone,” she says. “He listened to me. We met up in Hastings and, shortly afterwards, shared our first kiss.”

The good mum and her new husband

The good mum and her new husband

Tabitha has now married Cole, who works as a security guard, ending her 18 year marriage to Peter, and rarely sees her children. “I miss the kids so much and felt so sad on Christmas Day, but I couldn’t face seeing Peter because I knew it would be difficult. The older kids were angry with me for leaving, too, and I didn’t want an argument. I sent cards and got the youngest two a new playmat, and sent money for the others. For their birthdays I send cards and money. I used to speak to them every day, but now it’s more like once a week.”

“Sometimes I think I’m a bad mum, but I wouldn’t change what I’ve done. I know my older kids are angry with me, but I love them all to pieces, even though I sometimes struggle to show it. I did this for them as well as for myself. I just hope they understand one day.”

Mrs. Nimes’ ex husband, Peter, a convicted drug dealer, discovered his wife had been cheating on him after finding text messages on her phone.

Initially, Mrs. Nimes took the two youngest children – Beth and Aston – with her, but they were returned to their father after she failed to attend a court hearing.

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Federal Judge Issues Stay on D.C. Gun Ban Ruling

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Washington Informer: A federal judge granted a 90-day stay Tuesday in a recent ruling that declared D.C.’s ban on citizens carrying handguns in public as unconstitutional, a delay welcomed by city officials and law enforcement who had scrambled to comply with the ruling.

D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan requested Monday to delay implementation to give the city council time to draft proper legislation to reflect the decision, which was issued Saturday by U.S. District Court Judge Frederick Scullin. Nathan’s request was granted Tuesday afternoon by Scullin.

Meanwhile, police had began allowing people to carry registered handguns in public. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier has told her officers not to bother residents with legally registered handguns and tourists with handguns who are complying with their states gun laws. However, she mandated that possession of an unregistered firearm in public is a crime and that her officers should take appropriate action.

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Handguns were prohibited in the District for more than three decades before the Supreme Court nixed the ban in 2008. The Council then implemented strict rules for ownership and possession of handguns.

City officials quickly admonished the federal ruling, including Council Chairman Phil Mendelson (D), who said the city’s unique national security concerns calls for more restrictive gun laws than anywhere else in the nation.

“Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated by gunfire, at least five others have been shot at, including Ronald Reagan, who was seriously wounded in 1981,” Mendelson said. “Neither the Secret Service nor the Capitol Police will disclose all incidents where they have recovered firearms, but we do know that just two years ago someone hit the White House with gunfire, and there are frequent threats on the foreign diplomatic corps.”

carolFormer Council member Carol Schwartz, who is running for mayor as an independent, said strong gun laws are valued in the city. “Less than 25 years ago, we were called the ‘murder capital’ with 478 homicides in 1990,” Schwartz said. “We have come a long way in rectifying that situation. While our population has grown considerably since then, our homicides were reduced to 88 in 2012.”

Schwartz said that the stay gives the Council a chance to “write legislation that will pass constitutional standards while protecting D.C.’s sovereignty and our long-held desire and need to have strong gun control laws that protect our citizens and visitors.”

D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (D-Ward 4), the Democratic nominee for mayor, said that she will work with her council colleagues to comply with Scullin’s decision and protect the city’s gun laws. “Public safety remains a top priority and I will continue to fight for laws that protect our residents, reduce violent crime and keep our city safe,” Bowser said.

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Pattern of Misconduct: Woman Suffers Abortion-Related Medical Emergency

The good "doctor"...

The good “doctor”…

Operation Rescue:  An African-American patient of the notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart, 72, was transported to the hospital after suffering a medical emergency at Germantown Reproductive Health Services in Germantown, Maryland, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

This represents the EIGHTH known medical emergency for which Carhart has been responsible since March, 2012. The recently injured women include Jennifer Morbelli, who died on Feb. 7, 2013.

“Medical emergencies at Carhart’s two abortion locations are becoming more frequent. His age and grueling travel schedule compound the risks to women, who are paying for his mistakes with their health and sometimes their lives,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Our complaints in Maryland are falling on deaf ears while woman after woman is transported to emergency rooms where Carhart isn’t even allowed to enter. The public safety emergency created by Carhart’s shoddy practices has reached crisis proportions.”

In addition to the Germantown office, Carhart also conducts abortions at his run-down abortion facility in Bellevue, Nebraska. Operation Rescue has documented the following incidents involving life-threatening complications suffered by Carhart’s abortion patients.

• July 2, 2014, Germantown, MD: African-American abortion patient transported to hospital.
March 4, 2014, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged after 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 30, 2013, Bellevue, NE: Patient suffered 2nd trimester abortion complications.
November 26, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient required emergency surgery. (Video with 911 recording)
July 9, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient hemorrhaged. (Video with 911 recording)
February 7, 2013, Germantown, MD: Patient Jennifer Morbelli died of 3rd trimester abortion complications. (Autopsy Report)
March 31, 2012, Bellevue, NE: Patient heard moaning and screaming during 911 call (Video with 911 recording.)

Multiple complaints have been filed with the Maryland Board of Physicians. The most recent asked the MDBP to take a fresh look at Carhart in light of the previous seven medical emergencies. Nearly identical complaints were filed simultaneously with medical boards in Nebraska and Indiana, where he also has operated.

Nebraska and Indiana responded with letters confirming that they are investigating or considering investigating Carhart. Maryland responded with a letter as well, closing the complaint without investigation.

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Meet the people Obama doesn’t want to come to America

Obama gives America the finger

FoxNews: Earlier this month President Obama called the tsunami of illegal immigrants crossing the border “the best and the brightest.”

We shouldn’t be making it harder for the best and the brightest to come here, create jobs here, grow our economy here,” the president told new U.S. citizens at a White House ceremony. “We should make it easier.”

In the shadow of the illegal immigrant crisis at America’s southern border, the Obama administration continues to hold highly skilled and educated workers wishing to come to the U.S. and work for American companies to the strict regulations of its H-1B visa program, while moving toward a policy that grants work visas to the American-born children of immigrants who come here illegally.

One of those individuals is Waghmare Vishal, a computer programmer from India. Vishal is a senior engineer for Maxxton USA, a software company based in Dallas. Vishal, who lives in India, applied for a visa so he could help Maxxton expand their business interests in the United States. But the State Department turned down Vishal’s visa.

“The consulate thought that he was a risk because he might not go back to his home country,” said Chris Connar, Maxxton’s vice president for sales and marketing. “It’s frustrating – very frustrating. This is a government-sanctioned problem.”

In layman’s terms – the State Department feared that Vishal might not go back to India once his visa expired. “A consular officer looks at the purpose of the visit and for palpable reasons a person would return to his or her own country,” a State Department official wrote to Maxxton.

Connar said the very values that made Vishal an ideal candidate for the job – were in fact the reasons he was denied entry. “He doesn’t have any family,” Connar said. “He’s willing and able to travel.”

Connar said Vishal has been a longtime employee and he was only going to be in the states for a few months “traveling around to our different customers and helping them implement our software program.”

There’s no way for Vishal to appeal the ruling. Instead, the State Department advised him to reapply. Connar said it’s mind-blowing. “[The government] should be cracking down on the illegals — not the people who are trying to come here legally,” he said.

And that brings me to the story of a newlywed couple from Denver. They’ve asked me not to use their names over fears it might further complicate their citizenship issues.

The husband is an American. His wife is British. She applied for a spouse visa in April 2013. As of this writing, they are still waiting for an approval.

“The whole process has been a disaster,” the British bride tells me. “It is near impossible to get any information or time estimates.”

The State Department demanded that the bride prove she would not be a financial burden to the country. No, really.

The bride has an English degree. Her husband is the co-owner of a store in the Denver area. She said they were required to prove that they made enough money to live above the poverty threshold. “This is all to show that the immigrant spouse won’t become a financial burden on the country,” she said.

Meanwhile, the federal government also required our blushing bride to undergo a rigorous series of medical exams – totaling $500. “I was told that if I didn’t get that done, I wouldn’t get my visa,” she said.

So you might imagine her frustration at she watches the Obama administration allow thousands of disease-infected illegals into the country – and then provides them with medical care – compliments of the American taxpayer. “I find the whole process so very unfair,” the bride told me. “I don’t understand why it’s one rule for one person and another rule for another.”

In President Obama’s mind, illegal immigrants represent the best and the brightest, but those coming here legally should be treated with scorn and suspicion.

It’s been 15 months and we are still waiting — whilst others get to take a shortcut and leave those of us who are trying to do the right and legal thing behind,” the bride said. “At the end of the day, I just want to be with my husband and live our lives.”

But to make matters even worse — the bride’s temporary visa is about to expire. That means she will have to leave her husband in Denver and return to England. “I love it here and I want to have a future here,” she told me. “I am educated and have lots of work experience. I want to work and pay taxes and I have no intention to be a ‘financial burden’ to anyone.”

For now the British bride and the Indian computer programmer are stuck in limbo — trying to figure out the best way to get to the United States.

Perhaps they should consider purchasing a one-way ticket to Guatemala, cross the border into Mexico and then hop onboard the first northbound train to Texas.

We don't need no stinkin' rules...

We don’t need no stinkin’ rules…

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Labor unions pass resolution defending cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal

Cop killer Abu-Jamal

Cop killer Abu-Jamal

EAGnews.org: A collection of labor unions is demanding that leaders of California’s Oakland Unified School District allow a lesson plan that compares convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to appear on the district’s website.

In a resolution passed on July 14, the Alameda Labor Council condemned Oakland Unified school leaders for censoring the pro-cop killer lesson plan, entitled “Urban Dreams,” and accused them of buckling to the intimidation tactics of the Fraternal Order of Police and Fox News.

The Alameda Labor Council – which is affiliated with the AFL-CIO – is an umbrella organization that coordinates the political activities of more than 100 unions, including the Berkley Federation of Teachers and the California School Employees Association.

“ … (I)t is dangerous and unacceptable to allow the police to determine the curriculum of a major school district like Oakland, or any school district,” the group declares in its resolution.

The Alameda Labor Council, on the other hand, sees nothing dangerous about Mumia Abu-Jamal who was convicted of killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner on Dec. 9, 1981.

As EAGnews reported earlier this year:

(Abu-Jamal) was working as a cab driver for extra money that evening, and was apparently parked along a city street when he witnessed his brother, William Cook, being pulled over by Faulkner in a traffic stop. Abu-Jamal left his vehicle and intervened, a struggle ensued, and both he and Faulkner were shot.

Abu-Jamal claimed an unidentified person arrived on the scene, shot Faulkner and fled. Three witnesses testified that they saw Abu-Jamal shoot the officer.

Abu-Jamal was convicted of murder in 1982 and sentenced to death. He spent 30 years in Death Row before an appeals court lowered the sentence to life in prison with no chance of parole in 2012.

Meanwhile, he’s become a cult hero to thousands on the extreme political left.

In its resolution, the Alameda Labor Council maintains that Abu-Jamal is innocent of killing Faulkner and defends the “Urban Dreams” curriculum as “invaluable” for teaching students to think critically about social justice.

Specifically, the “Urban Dreams” lessons ask students to “critically examine a possible parallel between Martin Luther King, Jr., and someone else many believe is currently targeted by the U.S. government, Mumia Abu-Jamal.”

Many left-wingers believe Abu-Jamal has been unfairly singled out for punishment because the convicted cop killer is “an outspoken critic of the corruption and racism of the American legal system and both parties of American capitalism.”

The left-wing activists compare Abu-Jamal’s views to King’s “radical politics (that) were evident in his last years of his growing collaboration with Black Power leaders, his leading of study sessions … on socialism, his support of the movement against the Vietnam War and his challenge to U.S. militarism, declaring at Riverside Church that the U.S., ‘my own country,’ was ‘the greatest purveyor of violence in the world today.’”

“It’s an absolute disgrace that they’re trying to make any comparison,” Maureen Faulkner, the police officer’s widow, told Fox News earlier this year.

“It’s a travesty,” Faulkner continued. “You’re going to teach children about a man who murdered a police officer? That’s not a good lesson to be teaching children. He was a radical, a militant. My question is: Are our tax dollars paying for this?

As long as Oakland Unified school leaders stand strong, tax dollars won’t be used to spread pro-Abu-Jamal propaganda. But, as the recent Alameda Labor Council resolution makes clear, the radicals running today’s labor unions aren’t going to accept defeat so easily.

EAGnews’ full examination of the “Urban Dreams” lesson plan can be found here.

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“Higher” education: Ohio State core class teaches Christians are dumber than atheists

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Campus Reform: An Ohio State University (OSU) class has apparently determined another fundamental difference between Christians and atheists: their IQ points.

An online quiz from the school’s Psychology 1100 class, provided to Campus Reform via tip, asked students to pick which scenario they found most likely given that “Theo has an IQ of 100 and Aine has an IQ of 125.” The correct answer? “Aine is an atheist, while Theo is a Christian.”

According to a student in the class who wished to remain anonymous, the question was a part of an online homework quiz. Students were required to complete a certain amount of quizzes throughout the course but were encouraged to finish all of them in order to prep for the final exam.

“I understand that colleges have a liberal spin on things so it didn’t surprise me to see the question, which is a sad thing,” the student told Campus Reform in a phone interview. “But how can you really measure which religion has a higher IQ?”

Psychology 1100 is a general education requirement class which can primarily be taught by an undergraduate teacher’s assistant.

While the student said the quizzes were based on the textbook used in class, an OSU employee in the psychology department who wished to remain nameless said quizzes are oftentimes created by the teacher’s assistant.

The employee added that the psychology department is “very open to talking with students” if they are worried about grading or a question on an exam.

OSU explicitly prohibits discrimination on campus against any individual based on “age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, HIV status, or veteran status,” according to the university’s policy.

“Colleges will tolerate pretty much any religion other than Christianity,” the OSU student said. “If colleges really want to give everyone a fair shot, they should stay away from making comments about any religion.”

Dr. Mike Adams, an outspoken conservative Christian professor at the University of North Carolina, said “every group is protected from offensive speech on campus except for conservative Christians.”

Adams also added that applying this principle to other types of groups would be taboo on college campuses. “So would it be permissible to force blacks to take a class teaching that blacks would have a lower IQ than white people?” he said in an interview with Campus Reform.

This isn’t the first time a researcher has used psychology to suggest those with more social conservative or even religious values have lower IQ scores. A 2011 study published in Psychological Science claimed that “lower general intelligence…in childhood predicts greater racism in adulthood, and this effect was largely mediated via conservative ideology.”

“When science arose, it arose in the West and it did so in Christian nations. It did so because Christianity—with its assumptions about an orderly universe and its emphasis on obtaining knowledge as a cultural value—[was] necessary for science to develop and to flourish,” Adams said. “That anti-Christian bigots use science to attack Christianity is more than Pharisaic hypocrisy. It is deeply ingrained institutional bigotry.”

OSU declined to comment to Campus Reform for this story.

Well, OSU is just being good little commies after all:

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  • #17: Get control of the schools.
  • #27: Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity (which is ironic since this generation is self-absorbed [#me!] and has postponed maturation).

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Quiz time! Guess how many people were shot in Chicago over the weekend

Sun Times: A 13-year-old boy was killed and at least 20 others — including a 3-year-old boy — have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday evening.

The toddler was critically wounded in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side about 10:10 p.m. Friday night. Jason Ares suffered a through and through gunshot wound to the abdomen about 10 p.m. Friday in front of his home in the 4400 block of South Sacramento Avenue, according to police and family members.

Sandra Steve, the boy’s aunt, said her sister and the boy’s father heard gunshots and peaked between two homes when someone fired shots from the front of the home, striking the toddler. A group of two females and a male walked past them, and when they reached the end of the block the male turned around and fired, striking the boy in the right hip and abdomen. The child was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, police said. He was listed in critical condition.

Family members told the Sun-Times that the boy was doing better after undergoing surgery early Saturday. Three people are in custody in connection with the shooting, and charges against them are pending, police said.

The weekend’s first shooting happened about 6 p.m., Friday when a 13-year-old boy was killed and six others were wounded in the East Garfield Park neighborhood.

Multiple people were standing in the 700 block of South California Avenue when they were shot, police said. Samuel Walker was shot in his head and pronounced dead at the scene at 6:22 p.m., a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. He died about two blocks from his home in the 3000 block of West Flournoy Street.

A 15-year-old boy was shot in the right foot and three 14-year-old boys were each shot in the left leg, police said. A 21-year-old man was shot in the right leg and taken to Mount Sinai in serious condition, police said. A 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to the abdomen and was treated at the scene, police said.

Loretta Young, 31, who lives near the site of the shooting, said she was watching a television newscast about 11-year-old shooting victim Shamiya Adams when she heard gunfire.

She said she immediately rushed to the shooting site because her 14-year-old daughter was outside her home. “I went looking for my daughter and walked past the dead boy on street and two other bodies on the street,” Young said. “When it is your child, you will walk through a war zone. I found my daughter, and she was OK. She ran on someone’s porch.”

The most recent non-fatal shooting happened about 12:25 p.m. Sunday in West Garfield Park. A 53-year-old man was shot in the left foot in the 4000 block of West Lexington Street, police said. He was taken to Mount Sinai in good condition. Details on the shooting’s circumstances weren’t immediately available.

At least 12 other people have been shot across the city since 6 p.m. Friday.

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