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Transracial Florida man born white claims he is actually Filipino

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Filipino Ja Du…pursuing his happiness in his own way

Move over Rachel Dolezal, there’s a new “transracial” in town!

From Daily Mail: A Florida man who was born white is now claiming that he is actually ‘transracial’ and Filipino.

Adam Wheeler, who now goes as Ja Du, considers himself to be from the Philippines and drives around in a Tuk Tuk in Tampa – a vehicle used for public transit in the country.

‘Whenever I’m around the music, around the food, I feel like I’m in my own skin,’ he said to WTSP. I’d watch the history channel sometimes for hours you know whenever it came to that and you know nothing else intrigued me more but things about Filipino culture.’

‘Ja Du’ has embraced most aspects of the adopted culture that he is attempting to adopt as his own. ‘My family knows about my transsexuality but they don’t know anything about this,’ said Ja Du who did not elaborate.

Ja Du has even created a Facebook page and community for other people who believe that they are not the race that they have lived with.

When pressed about cultural appropriation, or the adopting of other cultures and claiming them as their own, he replied: ‘I believe people will [take advantage] just like other people have taken advantage of their identity to get their way, but the difference between me and them is that I don’t want that. I think that we all have the freedoms to pursue happiness in our own ways.’

Psychologist Dr. Stacey Scheckner wants to make sure that the intention behind the choice to be a different race is a genuine one but she feels it’s okay if it doesn’t bring harm.

‘If someone feels that they feel at home with a certain religion, a certain race, a certain culture, I think that if that’s who they really feel inside life is about finding out who you are. The more knowledge you have of yourself, the happier you can be,’ she said. ‘And, as long as it’s not hurting yourself or anyone else, I don’t see a problem with that.’

Rachel Dolezal was an infamous case in the transracial discussion as of late. She was the former president of the Spokane, Washington, chapter of NAACP but when it was revealed that she was a white woman, she was forced to step down.

She had been altering her hair and darkening her skin with makeup to present herself as a blacker woman.

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Anti-Trump protester gets jail for Inauguration Day riots

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Dane Powell (left). Photo from NewObserverOnline.com

New reality for libtard butt hurt: Actions have consequences.

From NY Post: A Tampa man was sentenced to four months in jail Friday after participating in an inauguration day riot that injured six police officers and cost tens of thousands of dollars in damages in Washington D.C.

Dane Powell, 31, was captured on video carrying a black flag while throwing rocks and bricks at D.C. police officers and shattering store windows during the 30-minute riot that spanned 16 city blocks, prosecutors said. He was also dressed in black and had part of his face covered.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff said Powell was spotted in Logan Circle the day before President Trump’s inauguration with gas masks and carrying the same black flag seen in the video, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

“He initiated violence,” Kerkhoff said. “He came to the District of Columbia to engage in violence by hiding his face, throwing rocks and running. He’s a violent coward.”

Kerkhoff called Powell “among the most violent” of the defendants that participated in the riot. “He was throwing rocks and bricks at windows where people, customers and children were inside,” she said. “He charged the police line with bricks.”

Powell asked Judge Lynne Leibovitz for “leniency” and asked for “forgiveness for anyone who was scared, hurt or felt threatened,” the Times reported.

Powell’s attorney Ashley Jones told the court her client, who spent nine years in the Army, did not travel to D.C. to riot, but to protest peacefully. She also blamed police officers for inciting violence. “Mr. Powell’s motivation was to protest the inauguration,” Jones said. “And during that protest he got carried away.”

According to the Tampa Bay Times, Powell pleaded guilty in July to assault on a police officer and inciting a riot, which are considered felony charges.

Authorities said 234 people were arrested during the riots and of those, 198 cases are pending.

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Ben Swann Lays it on the Line – No Delegates are Bound!

Ben Swann’s Reality Check – GOP Rule 38

This was broadcast on Fox 19 Cincinnati last night. 

Friday, 2:00 PDT from  Ben Swann on the Reality Check Facebook page:

UPDATE: ON THE UNIT RULE
There has been a lot of discussion surrounding the “Unity” rule, Rule 38 at the RNC and how it can be applied. As I shared in last night’s Reality Check, the rule would prevent States or Congressional Districts from binding their delegates and forcing them to vote for only one candidate. Som…eone posted a very intelligent explanation about this on the Daily Paul that the GOP get around this rule by allowing 3 delegates, who are RNC leadership in the state to be unbound. This prevents 100% of the delegates from being a “Unit”.
There is another issue however that has not been discussed, which needs to be covered. If Congressman Paul continues to win delegates in the Bound states, he may assign those delegates. A lawyer contacted me with this information:

“I would look into the possibility of Ron Paul giving delegates to Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to ensure they have five on the first ballot. Even under my definition of “bound” (copied from Black’s Law Dictionary), “bound” delegates can still be “assigned”. There is nothing that stops Ron Paul from selectively releasing delegates.”

Finally, there is still the issue of abstaining. More to come on that…