Congressmen Seek To Lift Propaganda Ban
An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned.
The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the independent Broadcasting Board of Governors, according to the summary of the law at the House Rules Committee’s official website.
The tweak to the bill would essentially neutralize two previous acts—the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948 and Foreign Relations Authorization Act in 1987—that had been passed to protect U.S. audiences from our own government’s misinformation campaigns.
NFL Will Ban Racist Fans If They Are Identified
The National Football League says fans that make racially insensitive comments will be banned from attending future games.
This newly suggested policy is a response to an alleged fan/player exchange following Monday night’s game in Kansas City.
Washington Redskins receiver Terrell Pryor claims that he was called the “n-word” by a fan as he was headed towards the locker room. Pryor says that is what ultimately led to the now viral video – showing him throw up the middle finger, before saying “F*ck you!” to a group of fans.
The sting of an insult is proportional to its accuracy.
Medicine Hat Mayor: “The mayor of Montreal is a moron”
The Mayor of Medicine Hat had some harsh words for anti-Pipeline Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.
Coderre told reporters the cancellation of the Energy Easy project is a victory.
“I’ve been saying since Day 1 that (TransCanada was) arrogant and condescending,” Coderre said Thursday morning. “It’s an enormous victory.”
Canada buys their oil from the Middle East instead of from their own western provinces, Energy East would have carried 1.1 million barrels to the east coast every day.
‘Transsexual Takeover’: California Law Includes Jail Time for Using Wrong Pronoun for Transgenders
A California pro-family leader warns a new law intended to protect the rights of LGBT Seniors “will force all California long-term care facilities to submit to the tyrannical transsexual agenda, without limit.”
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Wednesday a “bill of rights” that backers say will help protect LGBT seniors from discrimination or mistreatment in long-term care facilities.
Trudeau breaks another promise
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this week removed Liberal MP Wayne Long from two government committee positions as punishment for voting alongside Conservatives on small business tax reforms.
There’s been visceral outrage across the country – including in Long’s riding – among small business owners and professionals who see the Liberal “reform” as a job-killing tax grab.
Tomi Lahren: I’m So Sick of Celebs, Elitists Looking Down on Gun Owners
I don’t know about you, but I am pretty sick and tired of hearing these liberal entertainers – many of whom have never bought, touched, or shot a firearm – lecture the rest of us on our Second Amendment rights.
Those injured at the Route 91 Harvest Festival weren’t even out of surgery before the rich and famous mixed their crocodile tears with their anti-gun BS in an effort to shame law-abiding gun owners.Pretty typical narrative from a group of people who will use any tragedy as a means to advance their war on guns, gun owners and the Constitution.
Arkansas: Muslim police officer fired after threats to ‘blow up’ academy
Police say an east Arkansas police officer has been fired and is under investigation after alleged threats to “blow up” a law enforcement training academy in northeast Arkansas.
Arkansas State Police say 29-year-old Wisam “Troy” Algburi was arrested Friday and charged with making a terroristic threat. He worked for the Marion Police Department. Marion police say Algburi had been working on the force for two months on restrictive duty before he went to the Black River Law Enforcement Training Academy at Black River Technical College in Pocahontas.
One problem with the new citizenship oath: Citizens can’t really violate an Indigenous treaty
In a measure likely set to debut next year, the Canadian citizenship oath will soon include its first-ever reference to Indigenous people by including a pledge to “faithfully observe the laws of Canada including treaties with Indigenous Peoples.”
The change was recommended by Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and had wide support among government-convened focus groups. There’s just one problem; you can’t really “faithfully observe” a treaty.