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Un-American Tech Giant Google Thinks Our Military Is Evil

It’s easy to forget where you are from.

Whenever the Reagan administration appointed an ambassador to a country, Secretary of State George Schultz would spin a globe and say, “point to your country.” Inevitably, the ambassadors would point to the country they were going to be posted to. Schultz needed to remind them: “Your country is the United States.”

Today, some high-tech workers seem to have forgotten where they are from.

Until recently, Google was involved in the Pentagon’s “Project Maven,” which would use artificial intelligence to help control drones and make the country safer. That mission didn’t sit well with some Googlers. More than 3,000 of them signed letters urging Google management to pull out of the program.

Apparently enough Google employees felt Google had betrayed one of its core mantras, “Don’t be evil.” Not only is the company following their lead and cancelling the contract, it’s also drafting a policy that could keep it out of the military space entirely. “I don’t know what would happen if the media starts picking up a theme that Google is secretly building AI weapons or AI technologies to enable weapons for the Defense industry,” Google chief scientist Fei-Fei Li wrote in an internal memo obtained by the press.

Well, I do know what would happen. Americans would know Google is a good American company that wants to help our military protect our homeland. Instead, as columnist Andy Kessler put it in the Wall Street Journal, “Google engineers’ refusal to develop precision technology means more civilians will die or the military will be reluctant to use force.” That’s not good for anybody.

Google, meanwhile, is also going out of its way to cooperate with an American enemy, the Chinese government. The tech giant is helping build Beijing’s “Great Firewall” that prevents people in the communist country from accessing information, blacklisting “websites and search terms about human rights, democracy, religion, and peaceful protest.” So much for Google’s “Don’t be evil” mantra. Yes, it’s easy to forget where you are from. And this mindset isn’t confined to one high-tech company.

“Outside Google, petitions from organizations like the Tech Workers Coalition and International Committee for Robot Arms Control have also attracted signatures from the broader tech and AI community,” writes Khari Johnson at Venture Beat. That brings us around to the cloud. The American military is finally ready to enter the 21st Century and begin storing its data in the cloud, rather than on mainframe computers. But there’s a problem: it wants to award a massive contract to just one company, and give it control of all the military’s information for years to come.

There are many reasons it would be a mistake to put a single company in control of all the military’s information. It would:

  • Reduce competition in the cloud space, perhaps making it impossible for other providers to ever catch up.
  • Cause a security risk, by making the information vulnerable to hacking.
  • Remove incentives for the single provider to innovate as the years go by.

But perhaps the biggest concern should be that we can never be sure that, once Amazon (or anyone) wins this contract, the company’s employees will remember what their country is. Just as Googlers seem to think they’re better than members of the U.S. military, what happens if Amazon employees decide next year (or next decade) that they don’t want to help the Pentagon protect its secrets? They could easily wreck the cloud project from the inside, or leak information to the press, or worse, collaborate with our enemies.

All that is painful to say. And yet we’re seeing something similar playing out in real time.

The solution is simple: break up the cloud computing contract. Award pieces of it to many competitors; there are, after all, plenty of clouds to choose from. Over the course of years, if one provider proves better, it can win more of the business. But don’t pick a single winner up front and lock its dominance in for a decade. Having many cloud providers will provide the competition our military needs, so it can always find reliable Americans to protect its data.

It’s easy to forget where you’re from. And just as easy to forget what made your success possible. None of these companies would be where they are today having been launched in any other country. The United States of America is the only place innovators like Google and Amazon can startup and grow to be what they are today. Those freedoms are backed up because of the strength of our military.

These tech giants would do well to remember their roots. Us every day Americans are a patriotic breed and the free market still works. We know who you are and we’re watching the choices you make. Not supporting our military is un-American and unacceptable.

Joe Messina is host of the nationally syndicated The Real Side/with Joe Messina, he is a former tech industry executive and analyst for Johnson Controls, Entex Technologies and American Express.

Auntie Maxine is causing REAL Damage!

Black Lives Matter protesters on Saturday crashed the wedding venue of one of the two police officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark in Sacramento earlier this year.

A small group of protesters tracked down the officer’s wedding at a vineyard about an hour outside of Sacramento and showed up just hours before he was set to say, “I do,” a local CBS affiliate reported.

Video posted on Facebook by Sacramento Black Lives Matter showed the protesters accosting the officer, who police have not identified due to safety concerns, while he was gathered in a room with his groomsmen.

“I just wonder if you started planning your wedding before you killed Stephon Clark or after?” a white female protester asked the officer, who is black, in the video. “How have you been sleeping since March 18?”

“You’re a murderer!” another protester yelled as they were quickly ushered out of the room by the officer’s wedding party.

Organizers of the protest said they didn’t think it was inappropriate to confront the officer in that setting.

“I think they need to be approached in spaces where they’re a little more vulnerable,” Sacramento BLM founder Tanya Faison told CBS. “We’re not violent, we’re not gonna give to them what they brought to our community, we’re not gonna hurt anyone but we are gonna make them uncomfortable, and they should because someone is dead.”

Sacramento police said the two police officers have needed additional security amid a torrent of death threats since the March shooting, which sparked nationwide protests.

Sacramento Police Officers Association President Timothy Davis issued a statement Monday night imploring the community to “give our officers the ability to safely raise their families alongside you,” CBS reported.

“Our police officers are members of this community,” the statement read, in part. “They raise their families here. The send their children to schools here. They live their lives as a part of this community. Transparency comes with responsibility. Officers deserve to be free from harassment by individuals seeking their own forms of justice. True accountability can only come from our impartial judicial system and from our elected government.”

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Religious persecution still alive and Well!

A decorated Army chaplain at Fort Bragg in North Carolina could face a possible court martial and even military prison after he explained to a soldier he could not conduct a marriage retreat that included same-sex couples because of his religious beliefs, his attorneys allege.

An Army investigator under the command of Major General Kurt Sonntag recommended that Chaplain Scott Squires be found guilty of “dereliction of duty” for taking three business days to reschedule the “Strong Bonds” marriage retreat he was prohibited from facilitating.

Squires, who was officially accused of discrimination, is endorsed by the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board (NAMB).

According to NAMB policy, chaplains are prohibited from conducting “Strong Bonds” events for same-sex couples. The policy clearly states “endorsed chaplains will not conduct or attend a wedding ceremony for any same-sex couple, bless such a union or perform counseling in support of such a union…nor offer any kind of relationship training or retreat, on or off a military installation.”

When Squires realized he could not participate in the “Strong Bonds” event, he rescheduled the conference to accommodate a lesbian couple with a chaplain who could oversee the retreat. However, the same-sex couple chose not to attend.

Had Squires participated in the marriage retreat he would have risked losing his endorsement by the Southern Baptists. Likewise, the Army requires its chaplains to adhere to their endorsers’ rules and religious tenets.

“I simply did what I’m required to do under Army regulations and my endorser’s rules,” Chaplain Squires said.  “I am shocked that I would even be investigated, let alone threatened with punishment, for following the rules.”

The Army investigator determined that while Chaplain Squires is protected by the “shield of the 1st Amendment from being compelled to act in violation of his religious rules and beliefs” – there are limitations.

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Steyer says Dems lack common sense! REALLY?

Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer took aim at members of the Democratic establishment Thursday, saying they “lack common sense” for their hesitation to back a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump.

Steyer, rumored to be a candidate for the 2020 presidential election, spoke to a crowd of progressive activists at the Netroots Nation Convention in New Orleans and accused Democrats of not making a “serious effort” to impeach Trump.

“Not a single person in the Senate Democratic Caucus has shown the common sense or the sense of right and wrong to support impeachment,” he said. “There hasn’t been a serious effort to introduce a motion for impeachment in the House since December, that’s eight months ago.”

In what sounded at times like a grassroots campaign speech, Steyer took aim at Trump, calling the president “wildly corrupt,” and lashed out at Democrats for not taking action.

“They’re not willing to face a devastating and obvious truth about this president, that he is wildly corrupt and that we are well past the threshold to kick him out of office,” he said. “I don’t see the Democratic establishment doing anything real to stop him.”

Steyer is the founder of the Need To Impeach campaign, which is aimed squarely at President Trump.

The billionaire said Thursday that while Democratic lawmakers tell him in private about their willingness to back his campaign, they won’t take any public stance.

“Their message to me and the 5.5 million Americans demanding Donald Trump’s impeachment is that it’s bad politics, it’s off message and it will galvanize the Republicans.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for example, has suggested impeachment could harm Democrats’ future electoral prospects.

Steyer reportedly has pledged $40 million to his campaign since it launched last October.

Read the rest at: Dems Lack Sense

Trumka under fire from his own!

AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is getting an earful – on Twitter – from teachers union boss Randi Weingarten for reportedly keeping the door open to a possible Trump endorsement in 2020.

Newsmax reported Wednesday that Trumka would not rule out a union endorsement for the president.

“Every [candidate] will be looked at,” Trumka said. He added, “we will consider every candidate who’s running.”

Trumka simply may have been stating union policy, not wanting to get ahead of an endorsement process that is nowhere close to starting, for an election more than two years out.

At the same time, he noted to Newsmax that Trump did better with AFL-CIO members than Mitt Romney did in 2012, while Hillary Clinton fared worse than then-President Barack Obama in 2012. And Trumka sought to explain why some union members backed the current president: “They were looking for someone who was going to change the economy. They felt there were assaults on their health care and assaults on their pensions.”

He went on to say most of Trump’s promises for working people have been “broken or unfulfilled,” while praising the president on trade.

Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, let rip when she saw the story posted with a headline saying Trumka “won’t rule out unions endorsing Trump.”

“THIS MUST BE A TYPO.. @RichardTrumka please clarify…. this can’t possibly be what you said,” Weingarten wrote.

She also tweeted, “In my convos w union members & workers all over USA, it’s clear they oppose the damage Trump is doing. Yes we want him to help steel workers but his tax giveaways to the rich, attacks on ACA, his divisiveness, his attacks on democracy & his caging of children are disqualifying.”

Asked Thursday about the story and the tweet, an AFL-CIO spokeswoman called the original headline “click-bait” and stressed the context of Trumka’s remarks, which can be seen here. At the same panel discussion, Trumka openly voiced concern that he didn’t want to see stories saying he’d endorse Trump.

Trumka and the AFL-CIO did endorse Clinton in the 2016 race. And in March of that year, Trumka delivered a blistering speech calling Trump a “bigot” who was “running on hate” and not really a friend of the working class.

Check out the rest at: Trumka

Sleeping on the Job not a fire-able offence ?

Gotta love government jobs: steady paycheck, cushy benefits, and it’s seemingly impossible to get fired, no matter how incompetent you are.

Such is the case with an employee of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, who apparently was napping at her desk for up to three hours every single day, for nearly four years.

The story of this sleepy state worker was revealed this week in a state audit of the DMV.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the California DMV has been the subject of complaints due to excessively long wait times. The average wait time at DMV offices in the San Francisco area was 43 minutes without an appointment and 19 minutes with one, but those times do not include the time the appointment itself takes, or the time waiting in line to get a ticket — a task which can take hours.

The napping employee, whose name was not disclosed, works as a data operator, which is responsible for updating address changes and new vehicle ownership forms, among other tasks.

The audit revealed that on average, other data operators at the DMV processed 560 documents every day, but this woman only managed to complete 200 a day — less than half. Her coworkers also told auditors that her work was often full of mistakes. (These same coworkers seem understandably annoyed at her slacking; four of them gave witness statements about her to the auditors.)

Mistakes at the DMV are no minor matter — these records include emergency contacts to use if a person is in an accident, and the drivers’ contact information so that they can be notified to renew their license and registration information as needed, and avoid expensive fines and possibly even criminal sanctions if they are caught driving without a valid license.

To sum up: she slept at her desk for three hours a day, every day, for almost four years. Her work output is less than half of what her colleagues complete daily. And the work she does manage to complete is full of mistakes

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Has profanity now become part of our general conversation?

Planned Parenthood has pulled a profanity-laced ad from YouTube after it was not well-received among people outside its target audience of young New Yorkers.

The ad, called “Protect our freedom to f**k,” features the uncensored f-word 19 times in its 45-second duration. Actors including a drag queen, several young people, a lady in a bra at a laundromat, and an old man playing chess repeat the f-word to the camera.

“Protect our right to safely f**k whoever the f**k we want. Donate to Planned Parenthood of New York City,” the video concludes.

After many social-media users complained, Planned Parenthood took down the ad from YouTube on Friday night, but it remains elsewhere on the internet.

The ad was intended to appeal to the “younger generation more empowered than ever and hopefully willing to help,” Gerard Caputo, CEO of BBH NY CCO, which was behind it, told AdWeek. “It all starts with the courage to do something different and we believe we have already succeeded.”

The mammoth abortion provider has sounded the alarm against Congress and the Trump administration, which have threatened to cut the $500 million in taxpayer funding the organization gets each year. Its New York branch has endorsed Democratic governor Andrew Cuomo for reelection this year.

“Now more than ever we need experienced leaders who understand the importance of protecting access to abortion in New York state,” a spokesman for Planned Parenthood of New York told the New York Post.

Planned Parenthood supporters have come up with other obscenity-ridden ideas to get their message across, including a button with a similar message to the controversial ad. The sales page states that proceeds from sales of the button go directly to Planned Parenthood.

“Reproductive health and rights are under attack like never before,” reads a message on the Planned Parenthood Action Fund website, adding that Congress and the Trump administration have an “extreme agenda” and are “seizing every opportunity to roll back reproductive rights and cut Planned Parenthood patients off from care.”

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Democrat wants higher taxes for people with toooo many children!

Scott Wallace, a liberal millionaire candidate running for Congress in Pennsylvania, has given millions of dollars to so-called population control groups.

Such groups have advocated for taxing parents “to the hilt” for having more than two children, calling it “irresponsible breeding,” and said abortion is “a highly effective weapon” to combat overpopulation.

Wallace, grandson of a former vice president who’s running as a Democrat in Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District against Republican incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, has been in charge of the the Wallace Global Fund “for the last two decades” that gave out nearly $7 million to population control groups since 1997.

Zero Population Growth (ZPG) was among the organizations that received the money from the fund. According to public records, it received $420,000 between 1997 and 2003.

“No responsible family should have more than two children.”

– Zero Population Growth, a group that received funding from Scott Wallace.

The group, shortly after being founded in 1968, released a brochure advocating abortion to stabilize population growth and claimed that “no responsible family should have more than two children.” To deal with larger families, it also called for families to be “taxed to the hilt” for “irresponsible breeding.”

It also blamed the overpopulation on the “white middle-class” that “use up more than their share of resources and do more than their share of polluting” and urged them to “voluntarily limit their families to two children.”

Paul Ehrlich, who co-founded the ZPG, once called abortion “a highly effective weapon in the armory of population control.” The goal of the organization, which changed its name to Population Connection in 2002, has remained the same since its inception, arguing that the world needs to contain population growth with particular emphasis on American families.

The organization’s political arm, Population Connection Action Fund, publicly endorsedWallace for Congress, saying his support for their cause is “exactly the kind of dedication we need in Congress.”

Wallace’s fund also gave $20,000 in 2010 to the Center for the Advancement of the Steady State Economy (CASSE), a group that sees the economic growth as undesirable and instead supports an economy with “stable or mildly fluctuating levels” and a society where birth rates equal death rates.

Read the rest at: No More Kids

STOP saying “Undocumented”

The term favored by liberal “news” outlet is “undocumented immigrant.”

But isn’t that like someone saying they’re just an “undocumented neurosurgeon”?

Of course it is, and there’s no such thing as either.

So the Justice Department is putting an end to the namby-pamby euphemistic language intended to legitimize people who sneak into America illegally.

The Justice Department has instructed US attorneys offices not to use the term “undocumented” immigrants and instead refer to someone illegally in the US as “an illegal alien,” according to a copy of an agency-wide email obtained by CNN.

According to the email, the Justice Department uses terms in the US Code to describe an individual who is illegally in the US, and thus refers to them as “an illegal alien.”

“The word ‘undocumented’ is not based in US code and should not be used to describe someone’s illegal presence in the country,” the email states.

An immigrant who is in the US legally or whose status is unknown is to be described by their country of citizenship, it adds.

CNN noted that “most outlets, including CNN, use the term ‘undocumented immigrant,’ and only use terms like ‘alien’ when directly quoting a government agency or official.” The liberal network also pointed out that the Associated Press, which puts out a stylebook followed by the majority of news agencies in America, “changed its terminology to not describe a person as illegal, only actions.”

The AP suggests reporters write around such things by saying someone is living in America “without legal permission.”

“Except in direct quotations, do not use the terms illegal alien, an illegal, illegals or undocumented,” writes the AP.

Oh, woe is the death of language.

And while we’re on it, to “decimate” isn’t really that bad. It simply means to “kill every 10th man,” not, as Merriam-Webster offers as a third definition,”to reduce drastically, especially in number.”

Read the rest at: Undocumented

Millie Bobby Brown named Sexiest Actress – ONE MAJOR ISSUE!

Editor’s Note: A previous title for this article read Millie Bobby Brown Named Sexiest Actress by PlayFM, Once Again Promoting Pedophilia, but it has since been corrected because it was W Magazine that named her such.

With the recent premiere of Stranger Things 2 taking the internet by storm, there have already been countless incidents involving the young stars of the show being sexualized by grown adults.

The first of many of these cases began on Oct. 30, when Ali Michael, a 27-year-old model, posted a rather unnerving message about Finn Wolfhard.

On her Instagram, Michael posted a picture of Wolfhard with the caption, “Not to be weird, but hit me up in four years.” Keep in mind, she is 27, and Wolfhard is just 14-years-old. These comments were undeniably pedophilia. Although Michael has since apologized for her inappropriate comments, there is no taking back her pedophilic statement and erasing the damage that has been done. Pedophilia is not a joke.

Since this incident, fans have caused a huge pushback for anyone and everyone who posts creepy comments about the young stars on social media. A Spanish online radio publication, PlayFM, recently called out W magazine for naming Millie Bobby Brown as one of sexiest actresses. She is 13-years-old. Although it is undeniable that Millie Bobby Brown is elegant, poised, professional and talented, sexy is not how a pre-teen needs to be labeled. These inappropriate labels continue to promote pedophilia among adult fans of Stranger Things. It’s just plain wrong.

Understanding the hype of Stranger Things 2, fans come in an incredibly large age range. Still, it does not justify pedophilia at all. Despite being actors, these kids are just kids, and they can feel just as creeped out and violated as any other child would if an adult made inappropriate advances toward them. Wolfhard sure …..

Read the rest at:  Sexiest 13 year old

Are Universities leftist incubators ?

A DePaul University professor contends that “leftist professors” are the “gravest internal threat” to higher education in America.

Jason D. Hill, a philosophy professor at DePaul, claims in a recent op-ed for The Hill that higher education has become a battleground where liberal professors are “teaching our young people to hate this country.”

“Our universities risk losing their status as learning sites and becoming national security threats,” he warns, arguing that the solution is to “defund [universities], disband and rebuild them with conservative principles—that is, values advocating individualism, capitalism, Americanism, free speech, self-reliance, and the morality of wealth creation.”

According to the professor, equating the term “Western civilization” with racism and oppression, and the consequent refusal of students “to study the works of John Stuart Mill or John Locke (or any other white thinker) because they consider them white supremacists,” is the lowest form “of educational hell.”

“One cannot argue with such people. The only alternative is to shut them down,” Hill states, referring to professors who advocate for Cultural Marxism and Socialism.

“We are witnessing a generation that will not tolerate other perspectives, students who will not hear opposing ideologies,” Hill warns.

“Educational systems that have become such propaganda machines should not be funded by taxpaying Americans,” Hill concludes, urging donors to “Withdraw your support and leave them to fund themselves. Let them pit their wares on the free market, where they will be left homeless.”

In an interview with Campus Reform, Hill explained that he wrote his latest book, We Have Overcome: An Immigrant’s Letter to the American People, to further explore how “these Bolshevik welfare scholars who live off the largesse of a capitalist society exploit their students.”

“The main point is that they actually punish alternative viewpoints by demonizing them,” Hill said. “In the name of identity politics, multiculturalism, and gender sensitivity, very often an anti-male posture is adopted in the classroom with male viewpoints being seen as oppressive—and especially if such men hold conservative viewpoints.”

Read the rest at: Leftist College

Apparently Medieval history needs color?

thoughtful male knight in historical clothing sitting at a wooden table

A group of college scholars wants more “color” added to Medieval History. Apparently they want to blame the “Dark Ages” on blacks. What is wrong with these people?

Do they want to blame the ills of the day on them too? Some of the most common diseases were dysentery, cholera, typhoid fever, chicken pox, measles and black plague to name a few. REALLY?

How about we stick to facts and history and stay away from the (ab) norms of today!

prominent association of medieval studies scholars has pledged to boycott the discipline’s largest annual conference over a lack of social justice programming.

On July 11, the BABEL Working Group published an open letter to the organizers of the International Congress on Medieval Studies (ICMS), which is planning to host its annual conference of about 3,000 academics at Kalamazoo College in May 2019, outlining two “concerns” about the conference.

“The first is that there seems to be a bias against, or lack of interest in, sessions that are self-critical of medieval studies, or focused on the politics of the field in the present, especially relative to issues of decoloniality, globalization, and anti-racism,” the letter explains, adding that the second concern relates to an alleged “lack of transparency around the process by which ICMS programming decisions are made.”

The letter, which has been signed by more than 600 people as of press time, argues that by rejecting workshops such as “How to Be a White Ally in Medieval Studies 101,” “Toxic Medievalisms,” and “Intersectionality and the Medieval Romance,” the ICMS organizers are hurting scholars of color and excluding their perspectives.

“The rejection of multiple sessions co-sponsored by Medievalists of Color (MOC) in particular minimizes the intellectual guidance that scholars of color would provide at the conference, when these scholars are already severely underrepresented in the field,” the letter protests.

Read the rest at: Colorful Medieval era

Has Higher education been a MAJOR failure?

he purpose of education, in the words of perhaps the 20th century’s most preeminent pedagogue, Mortimer J. Adler, “is to liberate the mind.” Similarly, according to the grandfather of the modern Conservative Movement, Russell Kirk, the true purpose of any discipline in the liberal arts — and higher education, more broadly — is, or rather, shouldbe, “the acquisition of some measure of wisdom and intellectual virtue . . .” By these elevated and exacting standards, so-called “higher education” has been an abysmal failure in the U.S. for nearly a century.

Today, not only is the undergraduate mind not being liberated at college, it is being fettered by, and freighted down a priori with, anti-intellectual ideology and dogma. But while the university builds bigger buildings and libraries, expands its non-teaching faculty, and further inflates its professorial cadres, ultimately it cannot hide the educational rot that is eating away at its core. Students graduate with expensive degrees that are worth essentially nothing in the labor market (e.g., women’s studies, gender studies, sociology, leisure studies, and the like); students have eleven Leftist professors for every one conservative professor; students are infantilized by their professors and administrators who provide the havens for puerility that are “safe spaces,” which are places on campus where one can go to hide and quiver in fear if one hears someone voice a non-Leftist idea; students are given “trigger warnings” during lectures; students are allowed to take over conservative lecture events because they feel “offended”; and unfortunately — it brings me no joy to report — the enumeration of campus problems above hardly does justice to the moral and intellectual sickness pervading college campuses.

Admittedly, students do learn something at college. It would be nearly impossible not to learn somethinggiven the vast amounts of information available to students today. We live in an age with more information than any prior age. Indeed, today there is more available “knowledge”– in the most limited sense of the word — like never before. But on the other hand, wisdom, I submit, is a scarcity today as it has not been since troglodytic times. What’s more, the university not only lacks wisdom — it wars against it. This warring quickly reminds us, as William F. Buckley Jr. once noted, “where there is a repository of learning, there is not necessarily a repository of wisdom.”

Read the rest at: Education Failed

No Church discounts for you!

A seemingly harmless discount to parishioners who wanted a good meal after church backfired on a Ohio restaurant after a secular organization cried foul.

The owners of the Starters Cafe in Cheviot, Ohio, offered a 10-percent discount to those who presented that morning’s church bulletin at Sunday brunch.

“What we did was make an offer on social media to give a 10-percent discount to anyone that gave a church bulletin to us on Sunday for brunch,” Justin Watson said to WKRC.

Watson said there are at least seven churches within a mile of the restaurant and felt this would be an easy way to get more people in the door.

“We’ve had an outstanding response from the local community. There’s been a lot of support,” Watson said.

Watson, who opened the restaurant the first week of June, said the response was positive – at first.

“Nobody has said a word to me in any way, shape or form. So, as far as you know, thinking that that was any type of discriminatory act or anything offensive to anybody seemed completely absurd to me,” Watson said.

Then Watson said he received a negative Yelp review from a woman regarding the promotion, and a letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) threatening legal action. The FFRF is a member of the Secular Coalition of America and bills itself as a protector of “the constitutional principle of the separation of church and state.”

“I realized there may actually be legal repercussions for this. So, in the end, I ultimately (ended up) recanting the offer and also issuing an apology to the lady,” Watson said to WKRC.

Watson said the woman accepted his apology and removed the Yelp review. Currently, the restaurant’s Yelp has an average five-star rating.

Watson told WKRC he is not particularly a religious man, but thought it would be a good marketing move.

“My busiest day of the week is Sunday, so, in my line of work, I’m not an incredibly religious person. It was just an attempt to drum up some business for my new business,” Watson said.

Read the rest at: FFRE

Air Force – Bibles not welcome!

The commander at F.E. Warren Air Force Base is defending her decision to remove a Bible from a POW-MIA table and replace it with a generic “book of faith.”

Col. Stacy Jo Huser, the 90th Missile Wing commander, tells the Todd Starnes Radio Show that the Bible was removed to insure “the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for.”

The Bible was removed following complaints from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

The head of the foundation, Mikey Weinstein, wrote in the HuffPost that he is dedicated to fighting “virulent religious oppression” carried out by “incredibly well-funded gangs of fundamentalist Christian monsters who terrorize their fellow Americans by forcing their weaponized and twisted version of Christianity upon their helpless subordinates in our nation’s armed forces.”

The MRFF alleges that as many as 36 unnamed clients at the Air Force base in Wyoming have complained about the inclusion of the Bible on the table honoring prisoners of war and missing comrades.

“Taking care of our Airmen is a top priority for the 90th Missile Wing and its leaders,” Col. Huser told me in a statement. “To drive that point home, one of our focus areas on F.E. Warren Air Force Base is increasing the sense of belonging for all our Airmen; a large part of that effort is ensuring the religious and non-religious feel included and cared for.”

It did not seem to matter that the table traditionally includes a Holy Bible to represent “faith in a higher power and the pledge to our country, founded as one nation under God.”

Col. Huser tells me the Bible will be replaced with “a ‘book of faith’ containing spiritual writings and prayers from the five DoD Chaplain appointed faith groups and a sixth set of blank pages to represent those who find solace by other means.”

So she’s going to include a bunch of blank pages for those who find solace in — nothing

“No matter an Airman’s religious or non-religious beliefs, it is crucial for all to know we are an equally valued part of the same team vital to our mission’s success,” the commander said.

Read the rest at Freedom from Religion Freaks!

New Mueller’s Russian Road leads to Bernie Sanders’ Chief Strategist. Uh OH!

Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sanders

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has evidence that links Bernie Sanders’ former chief strategist (Ted Devine) to the Russia debacle. Think he’ll get the Manafort treatment? Or the Clinton treatment? The entire Clinton team got immunity. Manafort got solitary confinement!

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a large cache of evidence against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. Reading between the lines, an astute observer could see the former chief strategist for Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) repeatedly mentioned.

Mueller’s evidence links Ted Devine, Sanders’ chief strategist, and Konstantin Kilimnik, a Putin-connected operative.

…Devine appears from exhibit 5 onward. Mueller listed a memo from 2006 involving Manafort, Devine, and former Ukrainian President Viktor Vanukovych, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s puppet in Ukraine.

Mueller’s evidence lists email after email between Devine and Manafort, connecting them both to Konstantin Kilimnik, a Putin-connected operative whom Manafort described as “my Russian brain.”

Devine’s name appears…

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Whos the REAL NAZI? DNC wants books banned! Who does that?

The last time there was a mass book banning and burning was in 1933, By Hitler himself!

Hitler and the Nazis thought were for banning and burning books that were thought to be  ‘un-German’. The book-burning in May 1933 was organized by Goebbels.

The Book Burning rallies were also used to control the intellect of the Nazi followers so that they didn’t know any other knowledge except what they deemed necessary. This led them to be able to control what their followers thought about the world, and more importantly, how Hitler wanted them to think during World War 2 – Those burnt included books written by Jewish pacifist, classical liberal, anarchist, socialist, and communist authors, all books degrading German purity, books about sexuality or homosexuality, among others. 

So NAZIs banned and burned books to keep people from getting knowledge.

The second-in-command at the Democratic National Committee has implored Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to stop the retail giant’s “sale of literature and music published by entities identified as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center.” (WorldNetDaily)

While the letter from U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., later specifies concern about “neo-nazis and white nationalist writers,” his opening, sweeping statement about SPLC-designated “hate groups” should be cause for alarm, writes Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer.

“Clearly Ellison wants Amazon, which has (with Barnes & Noble) a virtual monopoly on book sales in the U.S., to stop selling books by people designated as ‘hate groups’ by the Southern Poverty Law Center,” Spencer writes.

He points out that, like the establishment media, Ellison assumes SPLC is a “reliable, unbiased arbiter of what is and isn’t a hate group.”

But SPLC has been challenged for applying the “hate group” label to groups with broad support such as the Family Research Council and the Alliance Defending Freedom, which have ended up on SPLC’s list because of their advocacy for traditional marriage, opposition to abortion and other conservative causes.

Despite the SPLC’s bias being well-known, the notoriously liberal organization enjoys widespread support from the mainstream media.

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California wants a lawbreaker to be a lawmaker!

California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) is quite a piece of work.  He introduced a bill into the California State Senate that would make California a sanctuary state. He is the author of the bill:

SB54, authored by Senate pro Tem Kevin De Léon (D-Los Angeles) and Sen. Richard Pan (D-Sacramento), is scheduled to be heard in the State Senate’s Public Safety Committee this morning.

According to Senator De Léon’s website, SB54 (along with two other bills designed to provide state funds for legal defense for anyone ordered deported) is to be known as “Protecting California’s People and Prosperity Against Immigration Enforcement Overreach.”  De Leon has ordered these measures “to prevent the use of state and local resources, including personnel, for immigration enforcement; and the creation of a federal registry” fast-tracked, meaning the normal schedule of hearings that can take weeks will be compressed into less than a week.

De Léon is worried that Donald Trump might deport those illegals guilty of identity theft and fraud.You know, crimes that would put you and me in jal:

“Someone simply who received or purchased a [fraudulent] Social Security card down at McArthur Park, or elsewhere in my district would be eligible immediately for mass deportation,” De Léon said (at 11:45 in the link above).

“He’s trying to deputize police officers — and with the suspicion of someone being a criminal or having a broken taillight, that they themselves, as a local police officer, could call the ICE agents immediately and have that person deported without even legal due process.”

Host Larry Mantle asked him: “… First of all, I just — I want to make sure I understand correctly: You don’t think purchasing a phony Social Security card and number should be a deportable offense?”

De Léon replied: “I don’t think so … the vast majority of immigrants — hard working immigrants — have done that.  I can tell you I have family members specifically who came here as undocumented immigrants, and they did the same thing. That’s what you need to do to survive in this economy.”

Mantle objected: “But of course the problem is, — and I know people too — who’ve had their Social Security numbers and identities stolen as a result of that….”

This is outrageous. Thing is, De Léon is highly motivated to ram this bill through. Half of his family is comprised of illegal aliens and they have violated the law:

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ACLU tackles Obama! REALLY!

It might be from 2014 BUT Obama thought it was OK.. SO not for Trump?

WASHINGTON — The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a nationwide class-action lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s policy of locking up asylum-seeking mothers and children to intimidate others from coming to the United States.

The case was brought on behalf of mothers and children who have fled extreme violence, death threats, rape, and persecution in Central America and come to the United States for safety. Each has been found by an immigration officer or judge to have a “credible fear” of persecution, meaning there is a “significant possibility” they will be granted asylum.

Yet, instead of releasing these families as they await their asylum hearings, which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has typically done, the agency now categorically detains and denies their release on bond or other conditions. The Obama administration adopted this policy — “an aggressive deterrence strategy” — following this summer’s increase in mothers and children coming to the United States.

“Locking up families and depriving them of their liberty in order to scare others from seeking refuge in the U.S. is inhumane and illegal,” said Judy Rabinovitz, deputy director of the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project. “The government should not be using these mothers and their children as pawns. They have already been through devastating experiences, and imprisoning them for weeks or months while they await their asylum hearings is unnecessary and traumatizing.”

The Obama administration’s blanket no-release policy is a violation of federal immigration law and regulations, as well as the Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibit the blanket detention of asylum seekers for purposes of general deterrence, the complaint charges.

The lawsuit aims to invalidate that policy and ensure that the families’ cases receive individualized reviews. Asylum-seeking mothers and children are being detained at facilities across the country, in places such as Karnes, Texas, and Berks County, Penn. The nation’s largest family detention facility just opened in Dilley, Texas.

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No MEAT for you!

  • WeWork is banning meat.
  • The company will no longer reimburse employees for meals that include red meat, poultry, or pork and will stop serving meat at company events.
  • The policy change was made in an effort to reduce WeWork’s carbon footprint.

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WeWork is going vegetarian.

In an email to about 6,000 employees on Friday, the $20 billion office rental company announced that it will no longer reimburse employees for meals that include red meat, poultry, or pork and will stop serving meat at company events.

Employees who need medical or religious allowances are being referred to the company’s policy team.

The news was first reported by Bloomberg and the policy change was confirmed to Business Insider by a WeWork spokeswoman.

WeWork’s co-founder and chief culture officer Miguel McKelvey wrote in the email that the meat ban is an effort to reduce the company’s carbon footprint. WeWork estimates the policy will save 445.1 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide emissions by 2023, 16.6 billion gallons of water, and 15,507,103 animals.

“New research indicates that avoiding meat is one of the biggest things an individual can do to reduce their personal environmental impact, even more than switching to a hybrid car,” McKelvey said in a statement.

WeWork provides coworking spaces for companies in locations around the world. The meat ban will affect offices in all of the company’s locations, the spokeswoman said.

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