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Pope Francis says we should obey the United Nations

Pope Francis conceals the cross to not offend Jewish rabbis

On September 10, 2019, while jetting from Madagascar to Rome, Pope Francis gave an in-flight press conference in which he said:

“I would like to repeat the doctrine of the Church, that international organizations, when we understand we give them the ability to judge internationally. We think for example to the international court of AJA, and many times also the United Nations, when they speak. If we are a humanity we should obey. It is true that things do not always seem right for all humanity, they are right for our pockets, but you should obey international institutions, the United Nations was created for this.”

Read the full text of Pope Francis’ in-flight press conference at Catholic News Agency. Click here.

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Facebook labels Live Action’s pro-life video as fake news

Only one-sided opinions allowed by the tolerant fact-checkers on the left.

Hopefully this video won’t be removed from YouTube. Wouldn’t surprise me if it was.

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The new face of fascism: 181 CEOs say profits & shareholders no longer their main concerns

In America today, privately-owned businesses are no longer motivated by profit and service. Instead, businesses have become an arm of the Democrat Party by discriminating against conservatives and promoting the Left’s agenda — of abortion, climate change, gun control, illegal “immigration”, LGBTs, etc.

See, for example:

On August 19, 2019, Business Roundtable — a group of 181 chief executive officers (CEOs) from major U.S. corporations — formalized this de facto trend by issuing a statement redefining the “purpose of a corporation”. The signatories include:

  • Mary Barra, 57, chair/CEO of General Motors.
  • Jeff Bezos, 55, founder/president/CEO of Amazon.com; owner of Washington Post.
  • Tim Cook, 58, openly “gay” CEO of Apple Inc.
  • Jamie Dimon, 63, chairman/CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and chairman of Business Roundtable.
  • Brian Moynihan, 59, chairman/CEO of Bank of America.
  • Dennis A. Muilenburg, 55, president/chairman/CEO of Boeing.

CNBC‘s Maggie Fitzgerald reports that gone is the age-old notion that corporations function first and formest to serve their shareholders and maximize profits. Rather, “investing in employees, delivering value to customers, dealing ethically with suppliers and supporting outside communities are now at the forefront of American business goals.”

Business Roundtable chairman Jamie Dimon piously said in a press release: “The American dream is alive, but fraying. Major employers are investing in their workers and communities because they know it is the only way to be successful over the long term. These modernized principles reflect the business community’s unwavering commitment to continue to push for an economy that serves all Americans.”

Here is Business Roundtable’s Statement on the Purpose of a Corporation:

Americans deserve an economy that allows each person to succeed through hard work and creativity and to lead a life of meaning and dignity. We believe the free-market system is the best means of generating good jobs, a strong and sustainable economy, innovation, a healthy environment and economic opportunity for all.

Businesses play a vital role in the economy by creating jobs, fostering innovation and providing essential goods and services. Businesses make and sell consumer products; manufacture equipment and vehicles; support the national defense; grow and produce food; provide health care; generate and deliver energy; and offer financial, communications and other services that underpin economic growth.

While each of our individual companies serves its own corporate purpose, we share a fundamental commitment to all of our stakeholders. We commit to:

  • Delivering value to our customers. We will further the tradition of American companies leading the way in meeting or exceeding customer expectations.
  • Investing in our employees. This starts with compensating them fairly and providing important benefits. It also includes supporting them through training and education that help develop new skills for a rapidly changing world. We foster diversity and inclusion, dignity and respect.
  • Dealing fairly and ethically with our suppliers. We are dedicated to serving as good partners to the other companies, large and small, that help us meet our missions.
  • Supporting the communities in which we work. We respect the people in our communities and protect the environment by embracing sustainable practices across our businesses.
  • Generating long-term value for shareholders, who provide the capital that allows companies to invest, grow and innovate. We are committed to transparency and effective engagement with shareholders.

Each of our stakeholders is essential. We commit to deliver value to all of them, for the future success of our companies, our communities and our country.

As we have seen in the policies and practices of Chase Bank, Bank of America, and countless others, the new objectives that now drive these corporations — those of “investing in employees” and “supporting outside communities” — mean, in practice, support for the Left’s agenda, as well as discriminatory policies against conservatives and Christians.

~Eowyn

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Facial recognition software identifies 28 members of Congress and 26 California legislators as criminals

Facial recognition software analyzes images of human faces for the purpose of identifying them. Unlike many other biometric systems, facial recognition can be used for general surveillance in combination with public video cameras, and it can be used in a passive way that doesn’t require the knowledge, consent, or participation of the subject.

Amazon is aggressively marketing its “Rekognition” facial recognition software to police, claiming that Rekognition can identify up to 100 faces in a single image, track people in real time through surveillance cameras, and scan footage from body cameras.

Last year, without any public debate, the Orlando, Florida police department began using Amazon Rekognition to compare people’s faces against a mugshot database. Reportedly, federal government agencies including ICE have also used the technology, culling through databases of driver’s licenses.

In July 2018, the ACLU tested Amazon’s “Rekognition” facial recognition software by using it to match members of Congress against a national database of 25,000 mugshots. The result was that Rekognition incorrectly identified 28 members of Congress as arrested criminals:

  • 3 senators:
    • John Isakson (R-Georgia)
    • Edward Markey (D-Massachusetts)
    • Pat Roberts (R-Kansas)
  • 25 representatives:
    • Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia)
    • George Butterfield (D-North Carolina)
    • Lacy Clay (D-Missouri)
    • Mark DeSaulnier (D-California)
    • Adriano Espaillat (D-New York)
    • Ruben Gallego (D-Arizona)
    • Thomas Garrett (R-Virginia)
    • Greg Gianforte (R-Montana)
    • Jimmy Gomez (D-California)
    • Raúl Grijalva (D-Arizona)
    • Luis Gutiérrez (D-Illinois)
    • Steve Knight (R-California)
    • Leonard Lance (R-New Jersey)
    • John Lewis (D-Georgia)
    • Frank LoBiondo (R-New Jersey)
    • David Loebsack (D-Iowa)
    • David McKinley (R-West Virginia)
    • John Moolenaar (R-Michigan)
    • Tom Reed (R-New York)
    • Bobby Rush (D-Illinois)
    • Norma Torres (D-California)
    • Marc Veasey (D-Texas)
    • Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio)
    • Steve Womack (R-Arkansas)
    • Lee Zeldin (R-New York)

According to the ACLU:

Academic research has also already shown that face recognition is less accurate for darker-skinned faces and women. Our results validate this concern: Nearly 40 percent of Rekognition’s false matches in our test were of people of color, even though they make up only 20 percent of Congress.

More recently, as reported by the Los Angeles Times on August 13, 2019, the ACLU discovered that Rekognition incorrectly identified 26 California legislators as criminals.

That prompted California Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) to author Assembly Bill 1215 to ban facial recognition software from being used on police body cameras. Ting said:

“The software clearly is not ready for use in a law enforcement capacity. These mistakes, we can kind of chuckle at it, but if you get arrested and it’s on your record, it can be hard to get housing, get a job. It has real impacts.”

I can already anticipate what FOTM readers will say: “Members of Congress and of California’s legislature actually are criminals. It’s just they haven’t been arrested yet.” LOL

~Eowyn

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Piers Morgan: The Left have become unbearable, and are fueling populism across the world

Piers Morgan, 54, is an English journalist, broadcaster and TV personality.

I was no fan of Morgan. He was especially loathsome when he hosted Piers Morgan Live on CNN from 2011 to 2014, after which he returned to the UK.

On the Ben Shapiro Show last Sunday, August 18, 2019, Morgan launched into a stinging critique of the contemporary Left which had gone viral on Twitter, which just goes to show even a self-identified, pro-gun control liberal like Piers Morgan has had enough with so-called “liberals”.

Morgan said (beginning at the 8:26 mark):

“I think a lot of people who should be impartial journalists and masquerade as impartial journalists are now drifting toward being celebrities. And right now in America, in Trump’s America, the only way to be a celebrated journalist is predominantly to be a liberal, Trump-hating journalist, and that’s where it gets dangerous.

When I look at CNN for example, when I was there, the standards and practices around impartiality were extremely, extremely rigorously enforced. You could not remotely be seen to…partial politically. Now I look at CNN, I just see open sneering at Trump 24/7…. Things have changed: when I was there, you couldn’t do that, and I think that’s problematic. America needs CNN to be impartial. You know you have MSNBC on the left, you have Fox on the right, people have always understood that. If CNN itself becomes partial and partisan, I find that a big problem.

I find it a problem some of their reporters want to be big stars. You know anchors, they’re gonna be stars because they’re anchoring. When you’re a White House reporter or correspondent, you really should be doing the late-night chat shows? I don’t think so. So I think that there’s a line there which is getting crossed more and more, which I think is a problem for American people and their ability to cut through all this and get to the truth….

I have never known it like it is now, and I think it’s being massively exacerbated by social media…. It feels like we’ve gone back 2,000 years and we’re back into tribes. You have it with Trump here in America where it’s just blind. You have to be in one tribe or the other. You’re not allowed actually to say well, on the one hand he’s done good things here, here, here, on the other hand I don’t like what he’s doing here. It’s everything about this man, everything he does and says, every time he breaks wind, it offends me. Or I love him and everything he does is fantastic even when Trump does something ridiculous….

The most important thing is to maintain the ability to have a democratic debate with people, and to sit with people that you fundamentally don’t agree with, and to listen to things you find fundamentally offensive, but you actually respect someone’s right to think differently to you….

It’s the inability to have a debate without wanting to cancel people, to wrech their lives, to make them lose their jobs…. [Referring to universities in the UK and Berkeley, CA de-platforming speakers, i.e., not allowing invited speakers to speak] What is the point of being at university if you’re not going there to be challenged and to have your own views challenged….

(41:40) The self-righteousness of people that lose elections or referendums [referring to the Brexit referendum] … they say ‘No, you’re too stupid, no. Actually we have to do this all over again, we should ignore the result of this election because I know more than you, I’m more intelligent than you, you’re stupid people. That’s where we’ve got to, and if that is accepted, where every result is simply declared null and void and Liberals, let’s be honest, get what they want, democracy dies….”

Shapiro then asks Morgan if Brexit and President Trump are part of generalized phenomenon of populism in other countries in Europe as well, e.g., Italy, of a resistance to a “generalized elite” — “sneering…people who want to control your life from top down”. Morgan said [42:31 mark]:

Populism is rising because Liberals have become unbearable, and I speak as a Liberal, okay. In my core, I’m probably more liberal than not although fundamentally I see myself as a journalist and I’d like to see both sides of all this and I can argue both. But Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal, and it’s a massive problem. What’s the point in calling yourself a Liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know this snowflake culture that we operate in, the victimhood culture, the ‘everybody has to think a certain way, behave a certain way, everyone has to have a bleeding heart and tell you 20 things that are wrong with them’. I just think it’s all completely skewed to an environment where everyone’s offended by everything, and no one’s allowed to say a joke….

So … suddenly where are we? The Liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void where nothing happens, where no one dare do anything or laugh about anything or behave in any way that doesn’t suit their rigid way of leading a life. No, thanks.

So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture, they’re fed up with snowflake [inaudible], they’re fed up with everyone being offended by everything, and they’re gravitating to forceful personalities…. I don’t agree with all of it, but I understand why the Liberals, my side if you like, are getting it so horribly wrong. They just want to tell people not just how to lead their lives, but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to. It’s a kind of version of fascism: You don’t live the life the way I’m telling you to, then I’m gonna ruin your life. I’m gonna scream abuse at you, I’m gonna get you fired from your job, I’m gonna get you hounded by your family and friends. I’m gonna make you the most disgusting human in the world, because he said a joke ten years ago.

That’s the attitude we’re operating in. It takes forceful personalities to rise above it. Donald Trump rose up and went like Godzilla: ‘Okay, you want to fight? I’m here!’ And guess what, millions of people in Middle America went, ‘That’s our guy! That’s our guy, he’s the one that’s gonna help us.’ Same thing happening across Europe.”

And how will the Left react to Morgan’s critique? To quote two commenters on YouTube:

CNN’s headline on Monday reads: “Alt-Right Piers Morgan Sits Down with White Supremacist Ben Shapiro and Attacks American Journalism in Hate Fueled Tirade.”

~Eowyn

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Hypocrisy on steroids: Global elite take private jets & super-yachts to Google Climate Summit

The hypocrisy of so-called environmentalist elites is limitless.

In January 2019, international financial and political elites took some 1,500 fuel-guzzling, CO2-spewing private jets to Davos, Switzerland for the annual World Economic Forum on climate change being the greatest threat to the global economy. Davos, a small town in the Swiss Alps, is an easy taxi ride from a host of commercial airports.

The hypocrites did it again, for the just concluded 3-day Google Summer Camp on climate change at the posh, 5-star Verdura Resort on the Sicilian coast in Sciacca, Italy, where rooms start at $903 a night.

Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin invited to the top-secret gathering, costing some $20 million, a who’s who of A-list names, including (Page Six; Forbes):

The hypocrites arrived by private jets and yachts.

Among the yachts moored off the beach at Verdura Resort were Diller and Von Furstenberg’s $70 million EOS, Geffen’s $400 million super-yacht Rising Sun, Hart’s $275 million super-yacht Ulysees, Google co-founder Eric Schmidt’s $150 million super-yacht Infinity and its support vessel Intrepid, and Vetter’s Aquarius.

According to Italian press reports, the attendees arrived in 114 private jets.

Page Six reports that the New York Post “crunched the numbers and found that 114 flights from Los Angeles to Palermo, Italy, where guests landed, would spew an estimated 100,000 kilograms [220.46 lbs.] of CO2 into the air.”

Update:

Other attendees of the Google Hypocrite Summer Camp on climate change are (Daily Mail):

  • Hollyweirdo actors Orlando Bloom, George Clooney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Bradley Cooper, Tom Cruise, Woody Harrelson, Matthew McConaughey, Lars Ulrich; talent manager Guy Oseary.
  • Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
  • Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.
  • Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank
  • Super-model Naomi Campbell
  • Pop singers Bono, Nick Jonas and wife Priyanka Chopra, John Legend, Chris Martin, Harry Styles.
  • UK fashion designer Stella McCartney.
  • CBS morning talk show’s Gayle King.
  • Google’s VP of engineering Benjamin Treynor Sloss with his wife Christine.
  • Italian restaurateur Massimo Bottura

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List of attendees at secretive Bohemian Grove

Bohemian Grove is a 2,700-acre campground in Monte Rio in northern California, belonging to the Bohemian Club — a private San Francisco-based men’s club. In mid-July each year, Bohemian Grove hosts a more than two-week encampment of some of the most prominent men in the world, including U.S. presidents and politicians. Only active members of the Club and their guests may visit the Grove.

President Richard Nixon said in his private presidential tapes:

“The Bohemian Grove that I attend from time to time . . . is the most faggy goddamn thing you could ever imagine . . . it’s just terrible.”

The mid-summer encampment includes a ritual, first begun in 1881, called “Cremation of Care” in front of a 30-foot owl statue that symbolizes wisdom but which Alex Jones identified as Moloch. For many years, a recording of the voice of Bohemian Club member Walter Cronkite was used as the voice of The Owl during the ceremony. (See also “One-world-government Walter Cronkite: ‘I’m glad to sit at the right hand of Satan’”)

Sleeping quarters or “camps” are scattered throughout the grove, of which it is reported there were a total of 118 as of 2007. These camps, which are frequently patrilineal, are the principal means through which high-level business and political contacts and friendships are formed. (Wikipedia)

It is said that Mandalay camp is the camp “for international relations and consists of more than a few members offically or otherwise connected to foreign policy and the CIA. Mandalay is the only camp the average visitor cannot just walk into; an appointment or formal invitation is necessary.”

The names of Bohemian Grove attendees are not made public.

In July 2008, Wikileaks published the 2008 Bohemian Grove Guest List. Now, thanks to Crazy Days and Nights (CDAN), we have an updated list for 2018.

Crazy Days and Nights‘ blogger, Ent Lawyer (Ent=Entertainment), has a track record of accuracy. The Daily Beast describes Ent Lawyer as:

“. . . calling out many of Hollywood’s now-ostracized sexually misbehaving elite, sometimes years in advance of the mainstream media.

‘If you had been reading @entylawyer, you’d have known about Matt Lauer. And Harvey [Weinstein]. And Kevin Spacey. Just saying,’ tweeted New York professional Sara Zucker. Or as investigative journalist Mark Ebner (one of only 20 people who knows the blogger’s real-life identity) observes, ‘Enty Lawyer is like the anti-Perez Hilton. In my opinion, that’s what makes him so impressive, is that no one knows who he is, and he’s being proven right again and again. That’s like legendary shit.’”

On July 21, 2019, CDAN published a composite list of 2,925 Bohemian Grove attendees in 2008 and 2018. CDAN obtained the names of the 2018 attendees from photos sent by an unnamed source. The composite list is not a complete list of 2018 attendees. Ent Lawyer notes that “Some names are missing, and some were illegible because of the photos taken.”

Below is a screenshot of page one of the 60-page list on CDAN:

You can also see the list in text format, here (h/t codyave).

Below are the names of attendees I recognize. Note that some individuals are deceased, which means they attended the 2008 Bohemian Grove. Names with a red check mark () stayed at the exclusive Mandalay camp:

  1. John F. Akers, president/CEO of IBM; died in 2014.
  2. Keith B. Alexander, U.S. Army general (ret.).
  3. Lamar Alexander, U.S. senator (R-TN).
  4. Michael H. Armacost, former president of Brookings Institute.
  5. Samuel H. Armacost, former president/CEO of BankAmerica
  6. Harris J. Ashton, former chairman/president/CEO of FNC Holdings, Inc.
  7. H. B. Atwater, Jr., former CEO of General Mills, Inc.
  8. James A. Baker III, White House chief-of-staff for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
  9. James A. Baker IV, chairman of global law firm Baker Botts’ Global Projects Department.
  10. Robert D. Ballard, U.S. Navy officer (ret.); U. of Rhode Island professor of oceanography.
  11. Haley Barbour, former governor of Mississippi & former chairman of Republican National Committee.
  12. Donald R. Beall, CEO of Rockwell Collins.
  13. Riley P. Bechtel, billionaire chairman of Bechtel Corp.
  14. S.D. Bechtel Jr., billionaire grandson of founder of Bechtel Corp.; father of Riley (#13)
  15. James Belushi, actor.
  16. Clint Black, country music singer.
  17. Mike (Michael) Bloomberg, billionaire former mayor of New York City.
  18. Robert Bloomingdale, actor/producer.
  19. Arthur Brooks, former Ohio state representative (D).
  20. Jimmy Buffet, singer/songwriter.
  21. George H.W. Bush, 41st U.S. president, died Nov. 30, 2018.
  22. Robert Cohn, founder of Octel Communications, company that commercialized voice mail.
  23. Walter Cronkite, Jr., CBS Evening News anchorman, d. 2009.
  24. James T. Curry, Jr, former board member of Newmont Mining Corp.
  25. K(enneth) T. Derr, board member of Halliburton Co.; former chairman & CEO of Chevron Corp.
  26. Mark DeSaulnier, Congressman (D-CA).
  27. Clint Eastwood, actor/director.
  28. Karl W. Eikenberry, U.S. Army lt. gen. (ret.); former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.
  29. William T. Esrey, former CEO of Sprint Corp.
  30. Peter M. Flanigan, investment banker & fundraiser for Nixon; d. 2013.
  31. William Friedkin, director.
  32. Louis V. Gerstner Jr., former CEO of IBM and RJR Nabisco, former member of Bilderberg Group’s Steering Committee.
  33. Peter Graves, actor, d. 2010.
  34. Robert D. Haas, chairman emeritus of Levi Strauss & Co.
  35. Mickey Hart, rockband Grateful Dead drummer.
  36. Richard D. Hearney, U.S. Marine Corps general (ret.)
  37. Peter Jackson, movie director?
  38. Conrad Janis, actor.
  39. Charles B. Johnson, billionaire former CEO of Franklin Resources mutual fund company. 
  40. Edgar F. Kaiser Jr., financier founder of Kaiser (medical) Foundation.
  41. Henry A. Kissinger, U.S. secretary of state in Nixon and Ford administrations.
  42. Charles G. Koch, billionaire co-founder, chairman/CEO of Koch Industries.
  43. David H. Koch, billionaire brother of Charles (#42); co-0wner/VP of Koch Industries.
  44. Richard M. Kovacevich, former CEO of Well Fargo & Co.
  45. Art(thur) G. Linkletter, radio/TV personality, d. 2010.
  46. Vernon R. Loucks Jr., former CEO of Segway, Inc.
  47. Malcolm McDowell, actor.
  48. James Patrick McGillen, producer/writer?
  49. Michael Mondavi, son of Robert Mondavi, founder of Robert Mondavi Winery.
  50. Robert Michael Mondavi Jr., founder of Folio Wine Co.
  51. Edwin H. Morgens, chairman of investment firm Morgens, Waterfall, Vintiadis & Company, Inc.
  52. Richard M. Morrow, former chairman/CEO of Amoco Corp., d. 2013.
  53. Richard B. Myers, U.S. Air Force general (ret.), former chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff.
  54. Conan O’Brien, late night TV talk show host (see “Who’s writing the script for TV news across America?“).
  55. Eric T. Olson, U.S. Navy admiral (ret.), former US Special Operations commander.
  56. David J. O’Reilley, former chairman/CEO of Chevron Corp.
  57. Paul F. Pelosi, businessman & husband of Rep. & House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
  58. Robert Anthony Podesta, CEO of Flynn Industries.
  59. Colin L. Powell, U.S. Army general (ret.), chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff and U.S. secretary of state in George W. Bush admin. 
  60. David Rockefeller, billionaire banker; former chairman/CEO of Chase Manhattan Corp.; d. 2017.
  61. David Rockefeller Jr., son of #60.
  62. Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense in Ford and George W. Bush administrations.
  63. Charles R. Schwab, billionaire founder/chairman of Charles Schwab Corp.
  64. Alvin V. Shoemaker, former chairman of First Boston, Inc.
  65. George P. Shultz, U.S. secretary of state in Nixon and Reagan administrations.
  66. Robert J. Spane, U.S. Navy vice admiral (ret.)
  67. Kenneth W. Starr, independent counsel of Pres. Bill Clinton investigation.
  68. James W. Symington, 4-term Congressman (D-Missouri), Chief of Protocol in Johnson administration.
  69. Fred A. Travalena III, comedian, d. 2009.
  70. Patrick John (Morrison) Wayne, actor, son of John Wayne.
  71. Bob Weir, Grateful Dead musician.
  72. James Widdoes, actor/director.Dean Witter III, grandson of Dean Witter, founder of Dean Witter & Company investment house; member of Dean Witter Foundation board of directors; CFO of Zenergo.
  73. James H. Woods, actor.
  74. Eric P. Wright, principal at Ernst & Young accounting firm.
  75. Michael York, actor.

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NYT editorial: Federal government should require Section-8 housing be built in ‘affluent’ communities

In July 2018, the editorial board of the New York Times abandoned all journalistic objectivity with an editorial calling on the Democrat Party to go to war against President Trump, using mafia “Godfather” tactics.

But the plain truth is that, unless you are a “useless idiot” who swears by and only reads that piece of rag like an attorney I know, the New York Times (NYT) had abandoned objectivity long before July 2018. See:

We should, therefore, take a recent NYT editorial and its recommendation for what it is — yet another big dose of biased, leftist toxin.

On July 7, 2019, NYT published the editorial, “A New Approach on Housing Affordability,” penned by its editorial board, which “represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher.”

The editorial begins by stating the problem, that of the high and rising cost of rental housing in the United States, and bemoans how millions cannot afford to live in the neighborhoods that they want. 

The editorial then commends Democratic presidential candidates (Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren) who are addressing this problem with these policy proposals:

  1. Increase federal subsidies for renters, at a cost of $93 billion (Kamala Harris) to $134 billion a year (Cory Booker) and more (Julian Castro).
  2. Increase federal subsidies for the construction of affordable housing (Booker and Castro).
  3. Increase housing construction by having the federal government put pressure on local governments to allow more “development” (Elizabeth Warren). 

The NYT editorial opines that while increasing housing construction (“more market-rate development”) is a worthy goal, that isn’t enough — “Market-rate development, however, is not a sufficient solution.

The problems are two:

  1. “Wealthy residents” are the most resistant to “development”. In fact, “the states most resistant to allowing housing construction are the strongholds of the Democratic Party, in the Northeast and along the Pacific Coast, and the most resistant voters are the wealthy residents of those states who provide so much of the funding for Democratic presidential campaigns.”
  2. Even if the federal government increases rent and housing subsidies, “poor children” would still not be “raised in economically diverse neighborhoods” with better schools, but instead would live “in neighborhoods with high levels of poverty.”

The New York Times’ proposal is to revive and expand a policy of the Obama administration, wherein “poor” renters were given large vouchers to move to areas with more expensive housing and better schools, by having the “irristible force” of the federal government require “affluent communities to accept affordable housing projects.” 

In other words, if the NYT has its way, the federal government will compel local governments to construct Section 8 apartments and high-risers (“affordable housing”) in middle-class and “affluent” communities of single-family homes. Those “affordable” apartments and high-risers will be inhabited by the “poor” — among whom are gangbangers, illegal aliens and “refugees”.

This is socialism and the UN Agenda 21 on steroids.

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~Eowyn

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Alleged anti-Semitism: Cartoonist Ben Garrison disinvited from White House Social Media Summit; high school principal fired for refusing to state Holocaust really happened

Holocaust denial, the denial of the genocidal killing of approximately six million Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, is illegal in Israel and 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain).

Here in the United States, notwithstanding the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, “anti-Semitism” is not just politically incorrect and verboten, the trend is towards banning and criminalizing “anti-Semitism” and Holocaust denial altogether:

  • A bill (HR 1697) in Congress seeks to make it a felony to support any anti-Israel boycott.
  • On May 29, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill, HB 741, into law banning “anti-Semitism” in Florida’s public schools — the first bill in Florida history signed on foreign soil.

Below are two recent cases of alleged “anti-Semitism”.

(1) Political cartoonist Ben Garrison

Tomorrow, July 11, the Trump administration will host a Social Media Summit  on the “opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” in the words of White House spokesperson Judd Deere.

Deere made the announcement on June 26, the same day President Trump said the federal government should file lawsuits against some of the tech giants. Trump has accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being biased against him and other conservatives. (Politico)

Brilliant political cartoonist Ben Garrison was first invited to the Social Media Summit, then the invitation was rescinded because of complaints from the Anti-Defamation League that Garrison is “anti-Semitic”.

This is his statement:

(2) Florida high school principal William Latson

Meanwhile, a high school principal in Florida was fired for refusing to state that the Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII was a factual, historical event.

Sarah Mervosh reports for the New York Times that in April 2018, William Latson, the principal of Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla., wrote in an email exchange with an unidentified parent that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” amd that he had to stay “politically neutral”. He said that the school offered an assembly and courses on the Holocaust, but that they were optional and could not be “forced upon” all students.

Making a distinction between his personal beliefs about the Holocaust and his role as the principal of a public school, Latson wrote: “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee. I do allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly. I do the same with information about slavery.”

The emails were recently obtained and published by The Palm Beach Post, which led to an intense backlash in South Florida — an area with a third of the population being Jewish.

Thousands signed an online petition calling for Latson’s resignation. On July 1, the Palm Beach County school district announced that he would be stripped of his position as principal and reassigned to another job in the district.

In its statement, the school district said Latson had made “a grave error in judgment” in refusing to state the Holocaust as fact. Latson was counseled by district officials in a series of meetings, and spent several days at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to increase his awareness. Latson apologized in a statement to The Palm Beach Post: “I regret that the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

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ID’s? We don’t need no stinking IDs!

An American citizen who wants to board a commercial airplane must first show a government issued photo identification card to a federal agent, and then undergo a search that includes an X-ray and frequently a hand search of all carry-on items, taking off your shoes and belt, dumping EVERYHHING out of your pockets, and, finally, undergoing a full-body scan, with your hands over your head, by a machine that shows an image of EVERYTHING beneath your clothing as if you had walked through the scanner buck naked. It is the electronic equivalent of a full body strip search.

Oooooh baby!

But, there is one demographic that neither has to show an ID, nor or undergo a security check.

Yes, you guessed it.

Illegal aliens.

Since December 2018, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has permitted illegal aliens released from custody to board domestic flights without having any of 15 forms of identification typically required for airline travel, the Washington Examiner reported exclusively on Thursday. The practice has been in place for at least six months and perhaps considerably longer, according to some sources.

A TSA spokesperson told the Washington Examiner that illegal aliens could fly without identification as long as they provided Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-862, the “Notice to Appear” form that is provided to immigrants who have applied for asylum, passed a credible fear assessment, and could wait up to five years for a federal judge to decide their case.

The form can serve as identification because it is only issued after a background check has been conducted on the applicant while in federal custody, the spokesperson noted.

The TSA’s website lists 15 forms of identification acceptable to travel, which are:

•Driver’s licenses or other state photo identity cards issued by Department of Motor Vehicles (or equivalent)
•U.S. passport
•U.S. passport card
•DHS trusted traveler cards (Global Entry, NEXUS, SENTRI, FAST)
•U.S. Department of Defense ID, including IDs issued to dependents
•Permanent resident card
•Border crossing card
•DHS-designated enhanced driver’s license
•Federally recognized, tribal-issued photo ID
•HSPD-12 PIV card
•Foreign government-issued passport
•Canadian provincial driver’s license or Indian and Northern Affairs Canada card
•Transportation worker identification credential
•U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Employment Authorization Card (I-766)
•U.S. Merchant Mariner Credential

However, form I-862 is not listed as an acceptable form of identification, and it isn’t provided until 180 days after approval of a credible fear claim.

A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official told the Washington Examiner that Form I-862’s sole purpose is to tell applicants when to appear in court, and it cannot authorize applicants to travel.

“TSA accepts identification documentation issued by other government agencies, which is validated through the issuing agency. All passengers are then subject to appropriate screening measures,” the TSA said in a statement to Washington Examiner.

But, Republican Rep. Steve King tweeted Wednesday, “Illegals enter the U.S. every day with no ID. Until recently, DHS didn’t even finger print those under 14 but has flown illegals of all ages to every state. No way they all have valid ID’s. If they fly commercial, TSA has to be waiving the valid ID requirement.”

Illegal aliens may have used Form I-862s as identification for travel since 2014.

In 2014, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council Shawn Moran told KFOX14 that border patrol agents had observed TSA agents accepting the I-862 form and allowing the illegals to fly wherever they pleased with no questions asked.

“These documents are easily reproduced on any type of copier or home computer, they have no photographs, so there’s really no way to verify that the person holding them is actually who they say they are,” Moran told KFOX14 at the time. “We’re just concerned that the commercial transportation system could be exploited by somebody claiming to be another person.”

~ Grif

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