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Texas Capital Dumps Columbus Day for ‘Indigenous Peoples Day

The Austin City Council voted Thursday to celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, a holiday that honors Native Americans, and no longer recognize Columbus Day.

Austin follows such U.S. cities as Berkeley, Seattle, Denver, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and most recently, Los Angeles, in replacing the traditional holiday to instead declare that the second Tuesday of October honor America’s indigenous people.

Councilmembers approved a resolution that sought “to create a path of healing and reconciliation” noting that October 12, 1492, marked the “beginning of the colonization of indigenous people that forever changed their identity, cultures, and achievements.”

Smells like reparations.

Poison ivy on steroids: Another side of climate change

Lee Frelich is a big name in the field of forecasting what climate change will do to forest species. He teaches at the University of Minnesota, and has been in the forest research business since the late 1970s. He knows Ontario’s forests too.

And he says there’s firm evidence that poison ivy will thrive in our expected future climate.

Climate change “will favour poison ivy quite dramatically,” he said in an interview. “Poison ivy is one of the few species that has a direct response to rising carbon dioxide levels.”

Sheer desperation.

‘Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?’

The owner of a vegan food truck says she regrets a Facebook post in which she appeared to dismiss the deaths of “meat eaters” in the Las Vegas massacre.

Delinda Jensen, 60, of Wilkes-Barre, said she’s received death threats and had to shut down her business after her post Monday night started going viral, sparking intense backlash both online and off.

This is how they think. This is what they want.

Deradicalization must be tailored to Canadian cities, says expert

The radicalization of young Canadians is most often a local problem that requires programs tailored to specific cities, towns or even neighbourhoods.

That’s one the preliminary findings by the Canada Centre for Community Engagement and Prevention of Violence.

The federal government set aside $35 million over five years for the centre, which was announced in August 2016. It works within the Department of Public Safety to provide training, support research and provide national leadership on counter-radicalization strategies for provinces, territories and municipalities.

The funds allocated for deradicalization will be used to import more radicals.

AntiFa Declares Next Target As Special Report Reveals Who They’re After

It seems AntiFa groups won’t be happy until they slash and burn everything in sight. They’ve now decided on a new target: the American law enforcement community.

Not happy enough toppling Confederate statues or inciting riots on the University of California Berkeley campus, these left-wing extremists have turned their attention to police, saying they’re oppressors. (The same oppressors that just rushed in to save so many victims in this nation’s deadliest mass shooting in Las Vegas this week.)

Dartmouth Student Group Demands Punishment For Students Who Report This Crime

The Action Collective, a group that campaigns on issues like diversity and inclusion, posted the flier on campus. The flier also encouraged students not to participate in Dartmouth’s annual bonfire run tradition Friday evening during the College’s homecoming.

“Prohibit and condemn hateful language and threats,” said the Action Collective in the poster. “Reporting students to immigration agencies should result in disciplinary actions.”

  • BillyHW

    This is how I celebrate Indigenous People’s Day. How ’bout you?

    • I read that in Mexico, when the Spaniards arrived, there were an estimated 10,000 human sacrifices per year. The walls of the temples and the priests were thickly daubed in human blood. Truly evil culture. Islam is today’s equivalent – guys going out and stabbing or ramming or shooting people for Allah’s sake.

  • Sarcasticat: in your comment “This is how they think. This is what they want.” you are apparently suggesting that vegans want the death of meat-eaters !? If so, this is absurd and calumnious. I am a vegetarian (almost vegan). and I can tell you that such a thought never even once in my whole life crossed my mind. Really stupid thing to say.

    • No, I meant the violent left, Avi. My apologies for the misunderstanding- I should have worded that better.

    • Waffle

      Vegans are ideologues — it is their religion. I have adopted a vegetarian-like diet for the past 16 years — no processed junk, fish rather than red meat which I limit to about once a month because of kidney problems — and I feel much better because of it. I have never met a vegan who is sane.

      • You surprise me. Your diet sounds good. But that does not mean vegan diet is bad. As a veggie myself, I have evolved over the years (with some ups and downs), first happily cutting out meat & chicken, then after many years I realized I didn’t need or want fish anymore, then recently I gave up on cow’s milk products (though not goat or sheep milk products). That is, slowly moving closer to full vegan. Is this ideology? Yes – there’s that too (not religion, though – not for me). The desire not to kill animals, not to destroy the fishes in the sea, not to even make cows suffer to get milk from them. You call that insane? Why? It is on the contrary bighearted and mindful of life on earth. Furthermore, vegan food is quite satisfying to a vegan.

        • I know you’re sane, Avi. 😉

        • Waffle

          Your rationale sounds very high-minded and idealistic. My own reasons are far more prosaic — I endure a plethora of health problems and a laundry list of foods I am not supposed to eat. However, I am not a purist and from time to time, I “cheat”.

          I am very conscious about the chemicals and additives in foods. Not only are they horrible, they can interfere with the efficacy of prescription medications. So I read labels very carefully.

          Although I do not keep kosher, I never buy supermarket chicken. I prefer to buy quality kosher chicken because I it is cleaner and has been raised and slaughtered in a more humane fashion. There has been a problem getting good kosher chicken in Ontario for the past few years but that is about to change. The chicken I buy is kosher-style — it has been killed according to halacha but the butcher I buy from does not have the hechsher. I also will not buy cheap eggs from factory-farmed hens because I don’t think they are healthy.

          • Waffle – everyone chooses a diet for a variety of reasons, good or bad.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)

    Calgary police lay attempted murder charges in unprovoked stabbing of mother, young son

    Looks Somalian or Sudanese.

  • lolwut? (Deplorable Hoser)
    • Will Quest

      This NDPeer is full to the rim with vile socialist/communist Pee …..

    • BillyHW

      At least he didn’t call him some kind of Superman.

    • Watchman

      Shouldn’t that have been: “He ruled a country wracked by poverty, totalitarianism & cronyism, after leading a revolution that enslaved the lives of millions. RIP”

  • terrence22

    “Poison ivy is one of the few species that has a direct response to rising carbon dioxide levels.”

    What a stone-cold STUPID thing to say. Has this rocket scientist ever heard of a greenhouse?

    • ontario john

      There is less poison ivy today in Ontario than in the past, due to pesticides which environmental loon Wynne and her buddies has now banned. When I was a kid, poison ivy was all over the place.

    • Watchman

      The only other species affected in a similar manner is all other plant species.

  • ontario john

    And now the Sunday Toronto Star. Most of the paper seems to be about the new gay minister at the main pervert church in Toronto. His message, is I’m not here to save souls, but build community. He obviously doesn’t believe in the Bible. But he was a former United Church minister, so that explains it. And the Star and Premier Wynne are outraged, that Catholic school boards, teach Catholic dogma. Wynne is upset that Catholic kids can receive community credits for volunteering in Pro Life groups. Also the Star thinks its wonderful that the new Governor General is the first GG to not use the Christian Bible to be sworn in. No word on whether she has assaulted anyone yet in her new job. And of course the standard stories that Trudeau is wonderful, the new NDP leader is wonderful, Trump is insane, socialism is wonderful, muslims are wonderful.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Only white people should pay to attend Dartmouth. Everyone else should be 100% free. And white students should make up no more than 35% of the total.

    • Watchman

      To maintain equitable graduation rates at Dartmouth College, all STEM departments must be closed or transferred to other universities and be replaced by non-exam-assessed liberal arts degrees.

  • Solo712

    Healing and reconciliation = whitey mo’grovel and give us mo’money.