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Mirriam-Webster Dictionary changes definition of 'assault rifle' too include sporting rifles


Julio Rosas reports for IJR (Independent Journal Review), April 2, 2018, that on its website, top dictionary resource Merriam-Webster has changed the definition of an assault rifle to include most modern sporting rifles that are popular in the United States.
In 2016, Mirriam-Webster defined “assault rifle” as:

“any of various automatic or semiautomatic rifles with large capacity magazines designed for military use.”

But Mirriam-Webster now defines “assault rifle” as:

“any of various intermediate-range, magazine-fed military rifles (such as the AK-47) that can be set for automatic or semiautomatic fire; also : a rifle that resembles a military assault rifle but is designed to allow only semiautomatic fire

The new definition is a major change to the term commonly used to describe an AR-15 or any rifle similar to one.
Mirriam-Webster cites commentary on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting of February 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida, to justify its the new definition:

“The argument is over where the line is to drawn not whether assault rifles as a thing alone should be regulated.” —James Fallows, “As Students ‘March for Our Lives,’ What Are the Feasible Aims for Gun Control?,” The Atlantic, 25 Mar. 2018.
“Almost immediately after the tragedy, a number of survivors leapt headfirst into the Second Amendment debate, noting the shooter’s easy access to a high-velocity assault rifle as one of the main reasons for so many deaths.” —“Kim Kardashian, Miley Cyrus, Natalie Portman & More Show Up To Support March For Our Lives,” refinery29.com, 24 Mar. 2018.

IJR reader @Screwtape wrote this very apt comment:

I wonder if Merriam-Webster will now alter the definition of “Orwellian” to include themselves. “also: a group that changes meanings to suit their agenda.”


H/t FOTM‘s Twitter subscriber docepac
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Dove Soap goes transgender

Businesses and brands going homo or “gay” is so yesterday.
The latest trendy thing is to go transgender, although biologically speaking, there is no such thing as transgenderism. (See “American College of Pediatricians speaks truth on transgenderism”)
In April, Dove Soap launched a propaganda ad campaign on #RealMoms, and uploaded a commercial to YouTube with this description:

Meet #RealMoms whose diverse parenting styles shatter stereotypes about motherhood and prove that there are no rules about how to be a parent today. From Cassidy, who is raising her son on a cattle ranch, to Elise, who brings her daughter to breakdance battles – we’re so inspired by moms around the country who trust their way.

One of the “real moms” (beg. at the 0:37 mark of the video) is Shea, a graduate student with boobs and a deep man’s voice because — duh — Shea is a biological male!

For all we know, Shea may be a pre-op (or non-op) MtF “transgender” with breast implants and a penis — just like Baphomet. (See “The Devil is transgender”)


Have you heard of the parable of the scorpion and the frog?

A scorpion and a frog are at the edge of a river. The scorpion asks the frog to carry him on its back across the river. Afraid of being stung by the scorpion, the frog hesitates, until the scorpion assures the frog that if he stings the frog, they would both drown.
So the frog agrees to carry the scorpion on its back.
Midway across the river, the scorpion stings the frog. As they are drowning, the frog asks the scorpion why. The scorpion nonchalantly replies: “It is my nature.”

It is the Left’s nature to destroy words by distorting or robbing them of meaning. Homosexual becomes “gay”; illegal alien is “undocumented resident”; invaders are “refugees” and “migrants”; and a biological male is a “real mom”.
George Orwell anticipated all this 68 years ago in his dystopian and very prescient novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Come to think of it, is there anything that the Left touches that doesn’t turn into crap?
H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV
~Eowyn

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Gloria Steinem says women being forced to have babies causes global warming

“A man at 50 has the face he deserves.” -George Orwell


83-year-old Gloria Steinem must have senile dementia.
In an interview with a fawning blogger, Refinery29‘s Lindsey Stanbury, who calls Steinem a “feminist unicorn” (whatever that means), Steinem fumes against the “patriarchy” and says forcing women to have babies by outlawing and restricting access to abortion, is a fundamental reason for “climate degradation” — the Left’s new synonym for climate change and global warming.
Stanbury asks Steinem if climate change is a feminist issue, to which Steinem replies:

“Are you kidding me? Listen, what causes climate deprivation is population. If we had not been systematically forcing women to have children they don’t want or can’t care for over the 500 years of patriarchy, we wouldn’t have the climate problems that we have. That’s the fundamental cause of climate change. Even if the Vatican doesn’t tell us that.”

Steinem also admitted to Stanbury that although she’s made a career of speaking up for women, her life has been very different from those of many people for whom she advocates because “she’s never really had a job.”
Born to a Jewish father and a rebellious Scotch Presbyterian mother, Steinem was baptized in a Congregational church at the age of ten but raised in occultic Theosophy. She lost what little interest she had in religion when she became a feminist and started “wondering why God always looks like the ruling class” (source: Jewish Women’s Archive).
Steinem’s view of God is redolent of Obama’s intellectual mentor, satanist Saul Alinsky‘s admiration of Lucifer for being, as Alinsky put it in dedicating his book Rules for Radicals to Satan, “the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment”.

Gloria Steinem makes the Illuminati hand sign


Meanwhile, European researchers unveiled a scientific model showing that, instead of warming, the Earth is likely to experience a “mini ice age” from 2030 to 2040 as a result of decreased solar activity.
Their findings have infuriated environmental activists who claim that by 2030 we could be facing increased sea levels and flooding due to glacial melt at the poles. (Express)
H/t NewsBusters
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Lies are a hallmark of evil

John 8:43-47

Why do you not understand what I say?
Because you cannot bear to listen to my words.
You are from your father, the devil,
and you prefer to do what your father wants.
He was a murderer from the start;
he was never grounded in the truth;
there is no truth in him at all.
When he lies he is speaking true to his nature,
because he is a liar,
and the father of lies.

But it is because I speak the truth
that you do not believe me.
Can any of you convict me of sin?
If I speak the truth,
why do you not believe me?

Whoever comes from God
listens to the words of God;
the reason why you do not listen
is that you are not from God.

Anthony Esolen writes in Catholic World Report that our Lord Jesus the Christ reminds us to speak plainly and directly, “Let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.” (Matthew 5:37).Therefore, we who are committed to holiness must be committed to clarity of intention and speech. For:

The lie is the distinguishing feature of evil, because of its self-devouring commitment to what is not: it is an inner vacuity. […] 

Orwell’s dystopian regime in 1984 rests upon a ground floor of terror and violence, but its bedrock foundation is the lie: witness the hero Winston Smith’s work at the “Ministry of Truth,” sending precious archival materials down the “memory hole,” where they will be lost forever. It is why Dante situates fraud below violence in the Inferno’s decrepit descent into non-being and idiocy; so we find the giant Nimrod, builder of the heaven-aspiring Tower of Babel, sputtering gibberish, and the consummate liar Satan uttering not a single word, but telling the same old lie again and again with every flap of his bat-like wings, “I rise by my own power.”

Esolen notes that the result of lies is confusion and chaos. Indeed, the late Malachi Martin with keen insight had observed that whereas simplicity and clarity are the hallmark of goodness, a confounding complexity is a mark of evil because the labyrinth of lies is confusing.

Former satanist Deborah Lipsky, now a specialist in education in Maine, can testify to all this.

Before her return to the Church, Lipsky had spent years in Satanism, where she gained sharp insight into the various ways and reasons demons gain power in our lives.

Lipsky says the occult is the foremost way that evil enters our realm, along with sexual immorality, negativity, hatefulness, and other forms of sin. But often people forget about seemingly trite and common practices such as lying, which in our day is rampant, to the point where lying has become our second nature. Lies in sales pitches, advertising, politics, and in personal relationships. We rationalize lying, and consider some forms like white lies, harmless. But there is no such thing as a “half-truth.” There are only “half-lies.”

In her new book, A Message of Hope, Lipsky points out that lying is one of the devil’s most effective ways to separate us from God, for at the heart of darkness is the Prince of Deception:

“Untruthfulness of any sort is the sort of ‘stuff’ demons feed on. It is a vibrational pattern that mirrors their essence. As they absorb this ‘energy’ of lying emanating from you, they grow stronger. Lying is beyond question the most toxic activity we can engage in. Every time we ignore the truth, we ignore God. God is Truth. When we lie, we can’t be part of that because He is absolute truth. Lying is a demon’s native tongue. When you lie, you are not only speaking the language demons can connect with, but you also are in sync with a demon’s nature. […]

We convince ourselves that under certain conditions telling a lie isn’t a sin. If anything, the one you are deceiving is you! Demons aren’t finicky; they will feed on any deception including white lies. I am guilty of knowingly telling white lies because I don’t want the person to suffer undue emotional stress if they can’t handle the truth at hand. That doesn’t make it right. Telling a full lie or half-truth is the quickest way to nourish a demon. If a lie is an especially ‘juicy’ one, you can bet that the initial demon drawn to your lie will scream out ‘buffet!’ so as to attract his buddies. Demons are not only pack hunters, but they are also communal feeders.”

It is no wonder, then, Lipsky warns, that “The Holy Spirit and Holy Angels including your guardian angel will ‘step back’ a step … when you engage in telling a lie because they refuse to co-inhabit in your ‘space’ with any hint of evil.”

Yikes!!!

The plain truth is we are breaking one of the Ten Commandments (the 9th) every time we lie.

And it’s not just the 9th Commandment, for lying is at the basis of every one of the Ten Commandments.

Think about it . . . .

Telling lies causes bondage that eventually clouds our judgment. In contrast, the truth — and only the truth — sets us free. The truth also brings Joy and an inner serenity. For, in the end, “If you please God, it matters not whom you displease, but if you displease God, it matters not whom you please” because “The Lord hates lying lips, but those who speak the truth are His joy.” –Proverbs 12:22

“I am the way and the truth and the life.” (John 14:6).

“I am the light of the world; anyone who follows me will not be walking in the dark, but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)

See also “How to spot a liar“.

~Eowyn

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USC professor calls Republicans old white racists

It is now perfectly acceptable behavior to bash white people, Republicans, and conservatives. (Disclosure: I’m registered as a nonpartisan Independent, not a Republican.)
If a professor (or anyone) had called Democrats old black racists, this would be all over the mainstream media, which should more accurately be called the Ministry of Truth (see George Orwell’s prescient novel Nineteen Eighty-Four).
Darry Sragow
Oliver Darcy and Josiah Ryan report for Campus Reform, Apr 10, 2013, that a University of Southern California (USC) student secretly captured political science professor Darry Sragow misusing a fall semester 2012 political science class to deliver a sustained angry attack on Republicans, whom he characterizes as old white racist losers.
In the 15 min. video taken by Tyler Talgo, Sragow also conveys his approval of the illegal suppression of Republican votes.
A student asked the professor how to keep Republicans from voting. “You lose their information on the election in the mail. I mean there is lots [sic] of ways to do it,” Sragow answered, ungrammatically.
A teaching assistant (TA), who also appeared to work for the university, then seemed to suggest Black Panthers could be placed at polling stations to intimidate Republican voters. Rather than rebuking the TA, Sragow instead expressed his approval, saying “Yeah, yeah. You can do that.”

In a classic case of psychological projection, while endorsing illegal techniques to suppress Republican votes, Sragow accused the GOP of suppressing Democratic votes by supporting laws requiring voter I.D.: “Republicans are trying to prevent people of color and people of lower income from voting by requiring voter I.D.”
Sragow also made dozens of other derogatory remarks about Republicans and Republican politicians.
He attacked former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife Ann, saying “Romney tends to make shit up” and “Ann Romney to me looks like she’s out of 1955 and the women who are going to have to decide the race are women who have to work for a living … she looks like she is hanging out at the country club in Mad Men.”
Sragow singled out California Republicans for trashing, calling them stupid racist SOBs: “California Republicans I just showed you are 30 percent registration in this state because they are really stupid and racist. The Republican party in California as I say all the time on the record in print on the radio and on TV is the last vestige of angry old white people. Old white guys are stubborn sons of bitches.”
Neither a spokesperson for USC nor professor Sragow responded to multiple requests from Campus Reform seeking comment.
Watch this sorry excuse of a professor spew his hate speech for yourself:

Actually, Darry Sragow is the loser.
A search on USC’s Political Science Department’s website uncovered that Darry Sragow’s title, despite his advanced age, is a lowly non-tenured non-tenure-track Adjunct Assistant Professor:

Darry Sragow
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Political Science
Research Areas:
Phone: (213)892-2925
Email: darry.sragow@snrdenton.com
Office: VKC 327

“Tenure-track” refers to academic appointments that are not year-by-year but semi-permanent, with the expectation that the individual will come up for tenure in 4-6 years, depending on the institution. There are three rungs or steps in tenure-track appointments:

  • Assistant Professor (without tenure)
  • Associate Professor (usually with tenure)
  • Full Professor (achieved after demonstration of substantial scholarship and reputation; that is why some associate professors retire without having achieved full professorship)

“Assistant Professor” is the title of the lowest rung of professorship — typically of  young fresh-out-of-grad-schools Ph.D.s.  “Adjunct” means Sragow is hired only on a year-by-year basis. All of which means that Sragow was hired as a junior Assistant Professor in another college or university many years ago but was denied tenure there. So now he makes his living drifting from one university to another as an Adjunct.

In other words, Darry Sragow is a loser — a failure in academe.

Please help make sure that USC kicks this bigot out. I searched for the Chair of the USC Political Science Department, but cannot find who he/she is. To contact the department:

email: posc@college.usc.edu
Phone: 213-740-6998

To contact USC’s President:

C. L. Max Nikias, President
Office of the President
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-4019
Phone: (213) 740-2111; (213) 821-1342
email: president@usc.edu

~Eowyn

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Obama's America: You're being watched EVERYWHERE

Big Brother

Welcome to Obama’s America! – a super-surveillance state worse than that of George Orwell’s dystopic 1984.

1. In Obama’s America, the regime collects data on everyone — even innocent citizens suspected of no crime:

In February 2012, The Wall Street Journal discovered that the Obama regime’s “counterterrorism” officials wanted to create a government dragnet, sweeping up millions of records about U.S. citizens—even people suspected of no crime. Hot Air reports that despite Mary Ellen Callahan, chief privacy officer of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), arguing against the proposal, pointing out that “This is a sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public,” Attorney General Eric Holder signed the changes into effect.
By December 2012, Rebecca Greenfield reports for The Atlantic Wire that the dragnet is already a done deal:
A little known agency called the National Counterterrorism Center has a big ole database of civilian information that it can use to monitor innocent people for suspicious behavior, without probable cause. Oh, and it can also give that data to foreign nations if it wants to. That database includes flight records, lists of casino employee, the names of Americans hosting foreign exchange students, and anything the government can prove is “reasonably believed” to contain “terrorism information,” per The Wall Street Journal’s Julia Angwin, who got a look at the database after a Freedom of Information Act request. The NCTC super-database could potentially balloon to include information from any government database, from flight information to health records.”
Ostensibly, the regime collects all this information on everyone in order to prevent and stop terrorists. Alexander Joel, civil liberties protection officer for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the parent agency of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), insists that there are “guidelines” that “provide rigorous oversight to protect the information that we have, for authorized and narrow purposes.” But a privacy expert warns that the NCTC easily can get around the rules by exempting themselves from certain Federal Privacy Act restraints: “All you have to do is publish a notice in the Federal Register and you can do whatever you want.”

2. In Obama’s America, TSA goons will expand their reach beyond airports to highways and every other means of public transportation:

Wendy McElroy reports for The Dollar Vigilante that the groundwork is being laid for Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to expand its “security checks” from airports and the current random checks of bus, subway and train stations, to highways and almost every other means of public travel. The expansion would erase one of the last remaining differences between the US and a total police state — namely, the ability to travel internally without being under police surveillance.
TSA’s application to expand its reach is tucked away on page 71431 of Volume 77, Number 231 of the Federal Register (November 30), which is submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).

3. In Obama’s America, city buses will record everything you say:

Cities across America are equipping their public transport systems with audio recording devices, potentially storing every word spoken by passengers on board. The interception of audio communication will apparently be conducted without search warrants or court supervision. Rights activists say the surveillance plan by far exceeds what is necessary for security.
The multimillion dollar project already is underway in several US cities, including San Francisco, Eugene, Traverse City, Columbus, Baltimore, Hartford and Athens, reports The Daily, which obtained documents detailing the purchases. The money partially comes from the federal government. San Francisco, for example, has approved a $5.9 million contract to install the eavesdropping systems on 357 modern buses and historic trolley cars over the next four years, with the Department Homeland Security footing the entire bill.
If you think, “Well, I don’t take buses. I drive my own car!”
Think again.

4. In Obama’s America, you’ll be watched by your own car:

Beginning in 2014, if Obama gets his way, every car and light truck will be installed with a “black box” — event data recorders (EDRs) that supposedly “capture valuable safety-related data in the seconds before and during a motor vehicle crash,” but which also telegraph your physical location and your comings and goings. In fact, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said approximately 96% of model year 2013 passenger cars and light-duty vehicles are already equipped with black-box capability.
Horace Cooper of the National Center for Public Policy Analysis calls Obama’s proposal “an unprecedented breach of privacy for Americans.” He warns: “Not only will this new requirement give new resources and data to the DOT to support more economically-damaging regulations in the future, this mandate itself represents an unprecedented breach of privacy for Americans. [Contrary to what is being claimed, EDRs] can and will track the comings and goings of car owners and even their passengers. Black boxes are already being used to track myriad activities — and what they can record is virtually unlimited.”
So you say “I’m just not gonna buy a new car! I’ll keep my old car going – forever.”
You still can’t escape. In fact, the CIA will keep an eye on you through your home appliances!

5. In Obama’s America, you’ll be watched by your “smart” home appliances:

Spencer Ackerman reports for Wired back in March 2012 that more and more personal and household devices are connecting to the Internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. At a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm, (then) CIA Director David Petraeus (he’s since “retired” because of the Paula Broadwell sex scandal) enthused about how all these wired household devices are “transformational” technologies for “clandestine tradecraft,” i.e., spying by government.
Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time when you use the lighting app on your phone to adjust your living room’s ambiance.
Petraeus said: “Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing.”
Although the CIA has a lot of legal restrictions against spying on American citizens, collecting ambient geolocation data from devices is a grayer area, especially after the 2008 carve-outs to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Hardware manufacturers, it turns out, store a trove of geolocation data; and some legislators have grown alarmed at how easy it is for the government to track you through your phone or PlayStation.
H/t California Political News & Reviews and FOTM’s Anon and Miss May.
~Eowyn

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The Most Important Video – Charlotte Iserbyt Puts It All Together

Wow!  This one is a Must See!  Charlotte ties everything together; Agenda 21, regionalism, communism, federal takeover of private education and homeschooling, changing our entire way of life and system of government. 
THIS MUST GO VIRAL!

https://www.americandeception.com
https://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com

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OK, I've seen the future and it scares the Heck out of me.

 

OK, Now they have my attention.


 
Scientists Successfully Implant Chip That Controls The Brain Allowing Thoughts, Memory And Behavior To Be Transferred From One Brain To Another
Posted by Alexander Higgins – June 18, 2011 at 5:46 pm – Permalink Source via Alexander Higgins Blog
Scientists working at the University of Southern California, home of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, have created an artificial memory system that allows thoughts, memories and learned behavior to be transferred from one brain to another.
In a scene right out of a George Orwell novel, a team of scientists working in the fields of “neural engineering” and “Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems” have successfully created a chip that controls the brain and can be used as a storage device for long-term memories. In studies the scientists have been able to record, download and transfer memories into other hosts with the same chip implanted. The advancement in technology brings the world one step closer to a global police state and the reality of absolute mind control.
More terrifying is the potential for implementation of what was only a science fiction fantasy – the “Thought Police” – where the government reads people’s memories and thoughts and then rehabilitate them through torture before they ever even commit a crime based on a statistical computer analysis showing people with certain types of thoughts are likely to commit a certain type of crime in the future.
We already pre-emptively invade nations and torture alleged terrorist suspects with absolutely no due process of law, so the idea of pre-emptively torturing a terrorist suspect before hand to prevent them from committing an act of terrorism in the future really isn’t that far fetched of an idea.
Perhaps a less sensational example, than those I just depicted out of own of Orwell’s famous dystopian novels would be using the technology as it is depicted the modern day Matrix movies, in which computer programs are uploaded into people’s brains allowing them to instantly learn how to perform a wide variety of tasks.
That is exactly the example that Smart Planet uses in their write-up on the USC press release.
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