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Left-Leaning Ivanka Becoming Donald Trump’s Problem Child

Ivanka Trump’s left-of-center positions are causing trouble for President Trump. Many passionate supporters of Trump didn’t like it one bit when he gave her a prominent advisory role in his government. Both the “alt-right” and actual conservatives feared she would push her farther left on a host of pivotal issues, including on the Planned Parenthood funding battle and the Syrian migrant security issue.


White, female student ‘glares’ at peers, gets reported as bias incident

Gone are the days when saying something that hurts another’s feelings is a bias incident. Now just looking at someone funny can get you reported to the campus Thought Police.

It happened at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where an unnamed “white, female student” was reported to the university’s bias incident reporting system. Her crime? Glaring at two female peers.


Poll Reveals Los Angeles Residents Fear Major Riots Are On The Horizon

We’ve seen a lot of riots and protests in recent years over police violence and the election of Donald Trump. While these events certainly don’t bode well for the future, relative to the rest of American history they’ve been pretty tame (at least for now). They only look really serious to us, because many of us have forgotten about just how nasty a riot can get.


Environmental Activist: “We Have a Moral Responsibility to Blow up Wells and Eliminate Fracking and Workers”

It was a letter to the editor, and it was later edited online to remove some of the violent comments. It now reads, “don’t we have a moral responsibility to take action to dissuade frackers from operating here?”

But O’Connor isn’t backing down from his extremist stance.

“I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers” at a drilling site, he told ColoradoPolitics.com in an interview about his letter. “I see fracking as murder, and there’s medical and scientific evidence of that,” he added.


North Korea puts out new video showing the White House in crosshairs and carriers exploding

A North Korean propaganda outlet released a video clip on Thursday showing a simulated attack on the White House and declaring that “the enemy to be destroyed is in our sights.”

The video comes at a particularly tense time in relations between North Korea and the United States, with the Trump administration sending warships to the region in a show of force against Kim Jong Un’s regime.


PM Trudeau’s approval rating tumbles

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “sunny ways” are falling flat with a growing number of voters, according to a new poll.

A Forum Research poll released Thursday found Trudeau’s approval rating has fallen to 42% — a significant drop from last November when 58% of respondents gave the prime minister the thumbs up.

“Justin Trudeau’s level of approval should be of concern to Liberals across the country, as the once irrepressibly popular prime minister now sees his disapproval exceed his approval,” said Forum Research president Lorne Bozinoff.


Bill Nye Show: Penalize Parents For Having ‘Extra Kids’ In Developed Countries

According to the Bill Nye show, parents in “developed countries” should be penalized for having kids.

Bill Nye asked a panel on his “Bill Nye Saves the World” Netflix show: “Should we have policies that penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world?”


Professor Wants Children to Learn ‘Queer Theory’ in Elementary School

Kristin Gunckel, a professor at the University of Arizona, argued on behalf of introducing “queer theory” into American elementary school curriculum in a recent lecture that took place last month.

“Queer theory,” according to Gunckel, examines why heterosexuality is portrayed as the “only normal and natural form” for human beings.


Are acid attacks on the rise? They are in Britain

Toxic substances such as drain cleaner are being used as weapons more frequently, apparently as a result of a crackdown on guns and knives in recent years.

Metropolitan Police figures from March show attacks involving corrosive fluids in London jumped 74% from 261 in 2015 to 454 in 2016. Across Britain, such attacks increased 30% between 2012 and 2015, according to the London Times.

So the niqāb is actually protective gear?


Government to collect data on “unfounded sexual assaults” to combat gender-based violence

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, explained in this regard that addressing gender-based violence includes the need for more accurate data on sexual assaults.

“The collaboration between Statistics Canada and its policing partners is an important first step in restoring public confidence that data on unfounded criminal incidents, including sexual assaults, will be collected and recorded in a consistent manner,” said Bains.


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Police officers wounded in shooting on French island of Reunion

Paris prosecutor’s office spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said anti-terrorism prosecutors have taken over the investigation, because the man was suspected of links to radical Islam.


Weapons, Molotov cocktail products found at flat of French Reunion shooting suspect

Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said in a statement that the suspect’s mother had also been arrested as part of the investigation, along with her son.

Continental Breakfast

Why Trudeau’s climate scheme is a scam

Why do the media persist in prolonging the myth that Justin Trudeau — or for that matter any prime minister going back to Brian Mulroney — has a workable, coherent plan to reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissions linked to climate change?

Or that the United Nations does under its so-called Paris climate treaty?

Now that Trudeau is bringing in a national carbon price, how many billions of dollars more annually are going to be extracted from beleaguered taxpayers for no discernible good, before we acknowledge the obvious?


Kim prepares for war

Kim Jong-Un’s army readied for war as they fired rockets and torpedoes at mock enemy warships during North Korea’s ‘largest ever’ live-fire artillery drills on Tuesday.

Hundreds of tanks were lined up along the eastern coastal town of Wonsan in a show of military strength to celebrate 85 years since the North Korean army was created.


Islamic State Seeking to ‘Radicalize’ Latin American Gangs

Jihadist groups like the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) are engaged in efforts to “radicalize and recruit” people in Latin American regions home to violent street gangs that maintain links with U.S. counterparts, namely MS-13, according to the top American commander in the area.

Adm. Kurt Tidd, the head of U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), noted that collaboration between criminal and Islamic terrorist groups operating in Latin America is “not totally impossible.”


Prof to admit students into geology class based on race

A geology professor at Pomona College says she will prioritize students of color, immigrants, and low-income students for enrollment in a class with a strict 15-student cap.

A flyer advertising the course on “Southern California Earthquakes and Water,” an introductory geological science class with a particular focus on “the particular geologic challenges” of Southern California, expresses a particular desire for “students from a range of backgrounds whose varied perspectives will contribute to the course.”


Red Bull Founder Starting New Conservative Media Outlet

A spokesperson from Red Bull told Artnet that the outlet will be funded by a private foundation called Quo Vadis Veritas, meaning it will operate separately from both Red Bull and his TV station, Servus TV. But Der Standard reports that the only benefactors listed in its commercial register are Mateschitz and Servus Medien GmbH, which is run by the Red Bull Media House, the company’s media and publishing arm.


ISIS Vows To Kill Man Who Hacked 250 Jihadi Twitter Accounts & Filled Them With Gay Porn

‘WauchulaGhost’ – the hacker allegedly responsible for hacking more than 250 ISIS Twitter accounts – has received threats of an impending beheading, reports The Sun.

The outlet states that WauchulaGhost decided to target ISIS accounts with the help of his cohorts after realizing somebody had to “stand up” to them following the Orlando nightclub shooting last year.


Caitlyn Jenner: ‘I Would Seriously Look At A Run’ For Office

“My loyalties are not with Donald Trump. I will come after him and come after Republicans if they come after my community,” said Jenner, who also is known for appearing on reality television shows like “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” before, during and after her transition. “I’ve got a voice and they better listen, OK? I will come after them.”


Le Pen adviser fined for inciting hatred towards Muslims

Robert Menard, the mayor of Beziers, a town in southern France, was fined 2,000 euros by a Paris court for saying there were too many Muslim children in his town’s schools.

France is a secular state and Menard was fined under a 1978 law that forbids the collection or dissemination of data based on religious grounds.

They’re going to use every dirty trick in the book.


Cloud brightening could save bleached Great Barrier Reef, scientists say

Scientists in Australia are examining the possibility of enlarging and brightening the clouds around the Great Barrier Reef to save it from bleaching.

Making the low-lying clouds off the north-east coast larger and more reflective could cool the waters below and help to stem the widespread coral bleaching that is occurring with growing intensity across vast swathes of the 2400-kilometre reserve.


UN Watch director dares “fellow feminist” Trudeau to condemn Saudi Arabia

“Electing Saudi Arabia to protect women’s rights is like making an arsonist into the town fire chief,” said Canadian-born Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, in a statement. “It’s absurd — and morally reprehensible.”

Neuer also took a swipe at Prime Minister Trudeau, a self-proclaimed feminist who appointed Canada’s first gender-balanced cabinet “because it’s 2015”, but who is yet to openly criticize the repressive Wahhabi Kingdom for its systemic oppression of women.

“I urge my PM, fellow feminist @JustinTrudeau, to join me in condemning the absurd election of Saudi Arabia to UN women’s rights commission”, Neuer tweeted on April 24, 2017.


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Mom Sends Her ‘Gendered’ Son, 3, to Ballet Class to Make Him More ‘Girlish’

“If I want my son to love and respect women, I am going to have to teach him to embrace—and ideally appreciate —“girlish” things. That’s why I’m weaving him a dandelion crown and signing him up for ballet.”

“I’m going to turn the little alphabet belcher into a proud princess whether he likes it or not.”

Continental Breakfast

Trudeau living in fantasy land- No way PM can hit greenhouse emission targets

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s commitment to the United Nations’ Paris climate treaty to reduce Canada’s industrial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to 30% below 2005 levels by 2030 is a fantasy, according to federal government statistics.

So is Trudeau’s pledge to reduce emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020 as an interim step.


New College Crime Bill Deputizes Professors as Campus Security, Further Federalizes Campus Rape Investigations, and Adds Huge Fines for Schools That Don’t Comply

Under a bipartisan bill introduced in the U.S. Senate, a vast new array of higher-education employees—including all staff and faculty at some schools—would be designated as campus security authorities. The bill would also impose new penalties on colleges and universities for failure to comply with a range of staffing, surveying, training, and outreach demands, which could cost schools millions upon an initial violation.

If CASA passes, expect to see campus crime numbers—of all sorts—skyrocket. One of the more bizarre provisions of the bill stipulates that “each individual at an institution of higher education who is designated as a higher education responsible employee… shall be considered a campus security authority.”


UC Berkeley riots: Violence looms as mayor questioned over ties to extremist group

The University of California, Berkeley is likely to once again be the site of brutal protests on Thursday as questions arise about whether the city’s mayor has ties to an extremist group sparking violence.

Ann Coulter has vowed to move ahead with a planned appearance at the university, despite Berkeley trying to reschedule her speech over security concerns. Law enforcement sources told Fox News that regardless of whether the conservative firebrand shows up, there is a “99 percent” chance that the college will erupt in violence.


Snipers Protect Workers In New Orleans As They Remove Confederate Statue

Saying the Liberty Place monument honored “white supremacists” and that his government was on the “right side of history,” Mayor Mitch Landrieu asserted his town will “no longer allow the Confederacy to literally be put on a pedestal.”

The removal operation was unannounced beforehand, and as to why it required police protection, Landrieu cited “intimidation and threats” by protesters who gathered at the scene to oppose the statue’s removal.


Al Gore’s New Group Demands $15 Trillion To Fight Global Warming

A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment.

The Energy Transitions Commission’s (ETC) report claims “additional investments of around $300-$600 billion per annum do not pose a major macroeconomic challenge,” which they say will help the world meet the goals laid out in the Paris agreement.


Trudeau Wants Refugees And Asylum Seekers To Be Exempt From Immigration Laws

Things have changed dramatically since PM Trudeau’s tweet welcoming refugees into Canada. Now, Trudeau’s government has taken this obsession one step further to make sure that no one interferes with their plans. To block officials from interfering with immigration rules and laws, PM Trudeau’s government is going through an ideological purge that will remove adjudicators from the refugee and immigration board.


Islam Today: Muslim politician says rape victims should marry their rapists; 12-year olds ready for marriage

“Perhaps through marriage they can lead a healthier, better life. And the person who was raped does not necessarily have a bleak future. She will have a husband, at least, and this could serve as a remedy to growing social problems,” he was quoted in the local daily, the Star.

An MP from Barisan National – the coalition that has ruled Malaysia since independence from Britain in 1957 – Yahaya also suggested that girls as young as 12 might be “spiritually and physically” ready for marriage.


Howard Dean’s New Excuse for Censoring Ann Coulter: She Incites Violence

Last week Dean, former governor of Vermont and former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, said it was OK for a public university to cancel Coulter’s talk because “hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.” That is not true, as many people, including my colleague Robby Soave and UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, pointed out.

Over the weekend, having been informed that “hate speech” is not a constitutionally relevant category, Dean started citing Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, the 1942 case in which the Supreme Court upheld the criminalization of “fighting words,” in-person insults that “tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace” by provoking a violent response from the target. As I noted yesterday, neither of the Coulter quotations cited by Dean remotely resembles the Supreme Court’s definition of fighting words.

Yesterday Dean decided his real point was not that Coulter’s remarks qualify as “hate speech” or that they amount to “fighting words” but (as I predicted) that they constitute “incitement to violence,” which “is not protected.” That issue, Dean informs us, “has been litigated multiple times.” Once again Dean is making shit up to give his censorious impulses a sheen of constitutional legitimacy.


Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales launching Wikitribune service to combat fake news

The internet entrepreneur has created Wikitribune, a news initiative which says it will see professional journalists and community contributors produce “fact-checked, global news stories”.

The new site will be free to use, but also accept donations from monthly “supporters” who will then be able to suggest topics to be covered – while the site also says it will publish full transcripts of interviews where possible as part of transparency plans.


Michelle Rempel: Trudeau Should Decry Saudi Arabia’s Election To UN Women’s Rights Commission

Conservative MP Michelle Rempel is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to speak out against the election of Saudi Arabia to a United Nations commission dedicated to women’s equality.

Rempel took to Facebook Sunday with a video responding to the news that Saudi Arabia was one of 13 countries to win a four-year term on the 45-member UN Commission on the Status of Women in a secret vote last week.

“That’s crazy,” Rempel said in the clip. “This is a country where women can’t drive. I don’t understand how this happened.”


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Continental Breakfast

Kellie Leitch vows to deport border crossers after visit to Manitoba border town

“Illegal migration is unfair to those who apply properly and legally,” she said.

The Conservative leadership candidate scolded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for not visiting Emerson himself — something she said town officials told her they were angry about.

“Our prime minister has acted irresponsibly,” she said.


Syed Soharwardy says Islamic Sharia law is the solution, Jizya is not discriminatory

Imam Syed Soharwardy of Calgary, the head of the Calgary-based Islamic Supreme Council of Canada and the founder of Muslims Against Terrorism, is often invited by CBC as a guest expert to discuss issues related to terrorism and radicalization. He is introduced as a moderate voice in the Muslim community who “has worked to prevent the radicalization of youth in Canada.”


France’s media bias tries to hide Le Pen momentum

Since I arrived in France to report on the presidential election, it’s been clear to me that there is a lot of grassroots support for Marine le Pen. However, if you looked only at the way the nation’s newspapers are covering this historic vote, you’d never know it.


San Diego Schools Forcing Islamic Lessons on All Students, Providing Safe Spaces for Muslims

San Diego Unified School District administrators and teachers will have calendars showing Islamic holidays, students will learn more about the religion in social studies classes and safe places will be created on campuses for Muslim students as part of a multi-tiered approach to combat Islamophobia.

Trustees on Tuesday voted 4-0, with board member Michael McQuary absent, to approve a plan to confront Islamophobia and bullying against Muslim students.


Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data to manipulate public opinion.

“What you saw coming out of the press releases about climate data, climate analysis, was, I’d say, misleading, sometimes just wrong,” Koonin said, referring to elements within the Obama administration he said were responsible for manipulating climate data.


Students demand Pomona rescind offer to prof because she’s white

“The Sociology Department at Pomona College has not consistently had enough full-time faculty members of color to support its marginalized students,” they argue. “The vast majority of Sociology majors are students of color (and most are women of color), but the faculty are not at all representative of their students’ diversity.”

They even call Pomona’s decision to hire Goffman an “egregious” instance of “anti-blackness” that is antithetical to “holding institutions of higher education accountable for the violence they enact on marginalized groups.”


Muslim Spokesman Qasim Rashid Says It’s “Islamophobic” to Notice Fresno Shooter Screamed “Allahu Akbar”

Ahmadi spokesman Qasim Rashid has claimed that when a Muslim named Kori Ali Muhammad murdered three people in Fresno last week while screaming “Allahu akbar,” there was an uptick in “Islamophobia”: “The response to his acts erupted in anti-Muslim hate and bigotry on social media – only because he allegedly said ‘Allahu akbar’ to police….Far-right influencers are pushing the anti-Muslim narrative, and once again ‘Allahu akbar’ began trending on Twitter with a wave of Islamophobic messages.”

Horror of horrors! So now it’s “Islamophobic” to notice that a jihad killer screamed “Allahu akbar” after committing mass murder.


The lonely pyramids of Giza: Egyptian tourism’s decline

Still recovering from the hangover of a failed revolution, a string of unfortunate airline disasters – including an ISIL bombing of Russian Metrojet Flight 9268 over the Sinai Peninsula in 2015, which killed 224 people, and indefinitely halted all Russian flights to the country – and most recently, the deadly bombings of Coptic churches in Tanta and Alexandria earlier this month, Egypt’s once-resilient tourism industry is battered and bruised.


Marine Le Pen: Islamism Has Declared War On Our Nation, On Reason, On Civilisation

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has denounced radical Islam as “a monstrous totalitarian ideology that has declared war on our nation, on reason, on civilisation,” after a deadly Kalashnikov attack on police officers in Paris.

“Hate preachers must be expelled, the Islamist mosques closed,” the Front National leader declared, lambasting the Socialist Party government as “notoriously feeble”.


Petition calls on the Government to fire radicalized employees from Montreal airport

An e-petition sponsored by Pierre Paul-Hus, Conservative MP for Charlesbourg — Haute-Saint-Charles, calls on the Government of Canada to immediately remove two radicalized individuals from their jobs at Pierre Trudeau International Airport in Montreal in order to prevent them from endangering the lives of Canadians. In addition, the petition also calls on the Government to place these individuals under a peace bond and be under constant supervision of police authorities.

The petition was initiated in response to a report aired on the Quebec French-language station TVA in late March, which claims that four airport employees, at least one of whom had access to runways and was investigated by the police, were stripped of their security clearance due to concerns of radicalization and support for the Islamic State.


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Continental Breakfast

When in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, start your day like a true Bluenoser with The Savvy Sailor’s Lunenburg Breakfast: a belly-filling platter of salted cod and bacon fishcakes, homemade baked beans, eggs and rhubarb relish.


North Korea says ready to strike U.S. aircraft carrier

The United States has not specified where the carrier strike group is as it approaches the area. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday it would arrive “within days” but gave no other details.

North Korea remained defiant.

“Our revolutionary forces are combat-ready to sink a U.S. nuclear-powered aircraft carrier with a single strike,” the Rodong Sinmun, the newspaper of the North’s ruling Workers’ Party, said in a commentary.


Burka ban alongside proposals against Sharia law amount to an ‘attack’ on Muslims

He now wants fines to be imposed on people who wear them in public, telling the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: “We have a heightened security risk at the moment and for CCTV to be effective you need to see people’s faces, because whether we like it or not in this country there’s more CCTV per head than anywhere else on the planet.

“We’re the most watched and for that to be effective you need to see people’s faces.

“Secondly, there’s the issue of integration – I don’t believe you can integrate fully and enjoy the fruits of British society if you can’t see people’s faces.”


Writer for liberal magazine tears into Chelsea Clinton in hilarious column: ‘You’re a public hazard’

The column, published Friday, is titled, “Please, God, Stop Chelsea Clinton From Whatever She Is Doing.”

“Amid investigations into Russian election interference, perhaps we ought to consider whether the Kremlin, to hurt Democrats, helped put Chelsea Clinton on the cover of Variety. Or maybe superstition explains it. Like tribesmen laying out a sacrifice to placate King Kong, news outlets continue to make offerings to the Clinton gods,” Vanity Fair’s T.A. Franks wrote in the column.

Franks went on to describe Clinton as an intellectual lightweight who’s as bland as oatmeal.


Justin a ‘disaster’ as PM: O’Leary

Aiming at Trudeau is his approach. He feels the strategy of previous campaigns suggesting Trudeau was not ready to be leader of Canada is no longer a hypothesis but a reality.

“People are very concerned about the economy in Canada and what it’s going to take to get Canada growing again,” he said. “All the problems we are starting to see — breakdowns in health care, education, military spending, social net — are the result of the fact the economy hasn’t grown.”


Pope Francis: ‘Refugee camps are concentration camps’

“Refugee camps are concentration camps” because they are so overcrowded,” the pontiff said on Saturday.

He spoke during a special religious service on Tiber Island in central Rome, commemorating modern-day Christian martyrs.


Why Is MSM Covering Up Trump’s Closure Of Corrupt ENERGY STAR?

ENERGY STAR is arguably the most corrupt federal program in US history, built entirely on myth, fraudulent scientific research and bogus technical reports. Which explains why most Americans have never heard of the ENERGY STAR program, and couldn’t locate a single shred of evidence supporting the EPA’s phony claims of hundreds of billions of dollars allegedly saved by EPA Partnerships.

Hat Tip: Mom


‘March for Science’ Group Laments Trump’s Bombing Of ‘Marginalized’ ISIS Fighters

The organization behind the “March for Science” tweeted the Trump administration’s bombing Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan is “an example of how science is weaponized against marginalized people.”

The march’s Twitter account sent out the tweet lamenting the bombing in reply to a post by activist Zellie Imani with the Black Liberation Collective — a group of students dedicated to “bringing about freedom and liberation for all Black people.”


Blunt North Korea Warning To Australia

North Korea has warned Australia of a possible nuclear strike if Canberra persists in “blindly and zealously toeing the US line.”

“If Australia persists in following the US moves to isolate and stifle the DPRK and remains a shock brigade of the US master, this will be a suicidal act of coming within the range of the nuclear strike of the strategic force of the DPRK,” Pyongpang said.


US Jewish organisation condemns Pope Francis for comparing refugee centres to ‘concentration camps’

‘We respectfully urge the pope to reconsider his regrettable choice of words,’ says head of American Jewish Committee

”The conditions in which migrants are currently living in some European countries may well be difficult, and deserve still greater international attention, but concentration camps they certainly are not,“ David Harris, the head of the AJC, said in a statement.


University rated one of the worst for free speech to open $220,000-a-year social justice center

Wesleyan University — rated one of the worst in the nation for free speech by a nonprofit watchdog group — is slated to roll out a new center dedicated to advancing social justice, an effort estimated to cost more than $200,000 annually to promote various “gender, queer, students of color” causes.

Claiming the center was prompted by “racist, misogynistic and transphobic issues and events” at the private Connecticut campus, which costs $65,000-a-year to attend, the new facility will celebrate diversity, allow students to learn about their privilege, and work to increase campus equity, according to officials who developed the effort.


Justin Trudeau ‘Not Fit to Lead’ According to Pat Stogran

Pat Stogran kicked off his election bid to head the Federal NDP by coming out all guns blazing after Justin Trudeau, and labeled him ‘Not Fit to Lead’. This is the first foray into politics for the retired colonel and a Veteran of the Afghanistan War, Stogran, and he is definitely not holding back. He opened his campaign speech by publicly attacking Trudeau, saying that the Prime Minister prefers to hide behind ‘smiling selfies and loquacious lies’.

Popcorn, anyone?


Y’all be careful out there. Tip o’ the hat to majorgeeks.com.


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BREAKING NEWS: Shock waves through France as far-right Marine Le Pen makes it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections

  • Marine Le Pen made it into the second round of nation’s presidential elections, according to exit polls 
  • She stormed into the final ballot in second place to face centrist independent Emmanuel Macron
  • A polling station in Eastern France was forced to close as bomb squad was deployed to deal with a vehicle 
  • The worrying incident comes after a deadly ISIS gun attack on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Thursday 

Continental Breakfast

Canadian scientists feel deja vu at March for Science rallies

“I think that to a certain extent we’ve already seen an erosion of trust in science, and the process of empirical and objective observation,” he said, listing denial of climate change, the anti-vaccination movement and people who believe the Earth is flat as examples.

“The things that we’re seeing down in the States now, the cuts to the EPA and NOAA, the muzzling of scientists, the removal of language like ‘climate change’ and other things from websites, this whole spectrum of things is in some ways a pretty direct echo of things we saw under the Harper government.”


The University of Chicago to Allow Black Terrorist to Speak

This public appearance ends his three months of silence, as Obama vacationed in the Caribbean and Palm Springs California hosted by many of his big name celebrity friends.

Obama will be speaking with young people on “community organizing and civic engagement”. That’s right, Obama returns the very job that gave him his start.


Rachel Maddow Blames Trump for Riots in Venezuela

Maddow actually tried to make the argument Venezuelans were “enraged anew” after a newly released FEC filing showed Citgo Petroleum donated $500,000 to President Trump’s inauguration.

Citgo is a subsidiary of Venezuela’s state run oil company.


UN employee resigns amid allegations he was elected to Hamas leadership

Suhail al-Hindi, an United Nations Relief Works Agency employee who was allegedly elected to the Hamas leadership, resigned from his position at the UN body, the Palestinian news site al-Rishalah reported on Saturday.

UNRWA Spokesman Chirs Gunness confirmed Hindi is no longer employed by UNRWA. “I can confirm that Mr. al-Hindi is no longer working for UNRWA. It is not the policy of the Agency to discuss the terms of departure of individual staff members,” Gunness said in an email statement.


Ottawa abortion clinic says patients, staff at breaking point over protester intimidation

Police and the city say their hands are legally tied after Ottawa’s only publicly funded abortion clinic accused authorities of doing little to curb years of harassment and intimidation it says clients and staff have faced from protesters.

The Morgentaler Clinic on Bank Street says anti-abortion demonstrators, some wearing sandwich boards featuring what appear to be bloody and cut-up human figures, have consistently frightened and harassed patients and workers trying to enter and exit the building.


Two Canadians added to most-wanted U.S. terror list

The United States has quietly added two Canadians fighting in Syria to its most-wanted terror list, saying the individuals pose a serious risk of committing acts of terrorism that could threaten America’s security, citizens or economy.

Farah Mohamed Shirdon, an Albertan of Somali heritage, is alleged to be a recruiter and fundraiser for Daesh, also known ISIS and ISIL. Quebecker Tarek Sakr is identified as having conducted sniper training for the Al Qaeda-linked al-Nusrah Front.

That doesn’t look like any Canadian I’ve ever seen.


Indiana State University Professor Arrested For False Reports Of Anti-Islamic Threats and Assault

Azhar Hussain, an assistant professor at Indiana State University, has been arrested for allegedly making false reports of anti-Islamic threats and an attack. Hussain, 56, teaches aviation technology.

Hussain reported a series of emails with anti-Muslim messages and threats of potential violence against members of the Muslim community. He was mentioned as one of the targets. He then reported an assault two weeks later in the College of Technology after he said he was attacked from behind when he arrived at his office in the morning.


Craziest activist photos from the #marchforscience

This Earth Day, April 22, Earth Day Network and the March for Science are co-organizing a rally and teach-in on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. The day’s program will include speeches and trainings with scientists and civic organizers, musical performances, and a march through the streets of Washington, D.C. The crowd will gather at 8:00am, and the teach-in will begin at 09:00am.

Yesterday’s news but still amusing.


Outraged Muslims to Rally Against Amazon Over Alleged Lack of Prayer Rooms

Outraged Muslims are reportedly planning a May 1 demonstration at the Amazon headquarters in Seattle, Washington.

The company is under fire after several Muslim security guards demanded time and space to pray five times a day, while on the job.


Canada’s top Imam says jihad will continue until the Day of Judgment

In a panel discussion in Toronto on the “Finality of Prophethood”, Nadvi called Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, the founder of Ahmadiyya Movement in Islam a “false prophet” who abrogated the jihad in contradiction to an explicit hadith by Mohammad who said the the jihad will continue to the end of time.


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Erin Moran, star of ‘Happy Days’ and ‘Joanie Loves Chachi’ dies at 56

FoxNews: Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” died Saturday at 56.

Daily Mail: Henry Winkler and Ron Howard lead tributes to their Happy Days co-star Erin Moran after actress who played feisty teenager Joanie Cunningham dies aged 56 ‘of a suspected heroin overdose’.

Continental Breakfast – Liberal Insanity Issue

Toasted Pecan Pancakes with Brown Butter Bourbon Peach Syrup

Maple syrup, it’s over. No offense. It’s not you, it’s me. Actually, it’s not me either. It’s Brown Butter Bourbon Peach Syrup. When I started out I thought it was just going to be a one-time thing, but who am I kidding? There’s no going back now.


Huffington Post Blogger Declares Trump Supporters Deserve to Die

“Trump Supporters Deserve to Die More Than I Do,” wrote Chris Cali, an artist and musician who has contributed to the Huffington Post since 2014. The post has since been taken down, but survives in archive form.

Cali complained after Trump dropped the country’s largest non-nuclear bomb on an Islamic State stronghold in Afghanistan, insisting the president was about to throw the world into nuclear war. That was bad, Cali explained, because the nuclear bombs would target major cities instead of the American heartland.


MORE INSANITY: Pomona College Students, Alumni Call For Professor’s Termination

The Pomona College students and alumni who penned this letter are continuing their trend of policing the ideas that are promulgated on campus. Not only do these ingrates want to control who gets invited onto campus to present their differing viewpoints, but they also wish to set standards of what ideas should be taught to the entire student body. This kind of insanity is worse than McCarthyism; it goes back to the intellectual purges that occurred in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union.


White House guests Zoe Strauss (right) and Matty Hart (left) are seen flipping off a portrait of Ronald Reagan.

Here’s What ‘The View’ Called ‘The Saddest Day In The History Of The White House’ Since 1814

Remarking on Kid Rock, Sarah Palin, and Ted Nugent visiting the White House Wednesday, the Friday panel on “The View” was almost uniformly outraged that the three had taken a snap in front of the basement’s portrait of Hillary Clinton.

It lead Joy Behar to ask, “Is this the saddest day in in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814?”

“I think so,” replied co-host Sunny Hostin.

Sara Haines, for her part, was upset that one member of the group wanted to flip off the portrait of Hillary Clinton, which they didn’t. “You’re in the White House. Bring a little class with you.”


Five Things You Can Do To Tackle Racism During The Election (UK)

Recognize xenophobic rhetoric, understand why it is so damaging, and challenge the narrative. Words really do matter. Portraying migrants as a “flood”, or refugees as “terrorists”, dehumanizes them and misrepresents them as an existential threat to our society. Anti-immigrant and xenophobic rhetoric among politicians in the UK has emboldened people to carry out racist attacks. Even the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination and the European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance have made appeals to the government to clean up their speech.


Black Man Accused of Leaving ‘No Black People Allowed’ Hoax Sign at U Of Southern California

The University of Southern California has apparently identified the person who put up a “No Black People Allowed” sign and a Confederate flag on campus as a black man who’s not studying at the university.

According to The Tab, the university’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) is currently questioning the man, suspecting he recently put up the inflammatory placard together with a Confederate flag and “#MAGA” – meaning President Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”.


Hillary Clinton tells LGBT advocates: ‘gay rights are human rights’

Hillary Clinton told an audience of LGBT advocates Thursday night that the progress they’ve achieved in recent years may not be secure under the Donald Trump administration, and urged them to keep fighting.

“I know that the election hit a lot of us hard,” Clinton said of her bitter loss to Trump in November. “But I can tell you this: Even when it feels tempting to pull the covers over your head, please keep going.”


Special Gun Rights for Muslims?!

When I applied for my Canadian firearms licence after passing my federally mandated PAL and RPAL courses, the RCMP got all of my information. They asked for everything from medical history, relationship history, familial structures, and a photograph.

However, when I recently logged online to renew my license, I noticed something peculiar:

An exception to the usual regulation requiring a photograph, citing religious exemption!

h/t JEH


YouTube Unhides LGBT Videos From Young Viewers

YouTube Vice President of Product Management Johanna Wright announced in a blog post Friday that engineers have “fixed an issue” with Restricted Mode, an optional video-filtering feature designed to hide “potentially inappropriate content.” YouTube noted that “12 million additional videos of all types—including hundreds of thousands featuring LGBTQ+ content—are [now] available in Restricted Mode.”


UN says nuclear deterrence will ‘not work’ in damning report

There will be “catastrophic” consequences when “luck runs out” on nuclear deterrence, the United Nations (UN) has warned in a major report which highlights the massive risk of an accidental or deliberate use of the world’s most deadly weapons.

The “poor relations” between nuclear powers has contributed to an atmosphere that “lends itself to the onset of crisis,” said the report by the UN Institute for Disarmament Research.


Donald Trump has ‘dangerous mental illness’

Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.

Speaking at the conference at Yale’s School of Medicine on Thursday, one of the mental health professionals, Dr John Gartner, a practising psychotherapist who advised psychiatric residents at Johns Hopkins University Medical School, said: “We have an ethical responsibility to warn the public about Donald Trump’s dangerous mental illness.”


CO2 ‘Far More Deadly’ than Assad Chemical Weapons to Syrian Children

If President Donald Trump really cared about Syrian children “killed by noxious gases,” Juan Cole argues, he would protect them from global warming and carbon dioxide – a “far more deadly gas.”

“The pictures of suffering children, Trump said, had touched him,” Cole wrote. “Yet the president and most of his party are committed to increasing the daily release of hundreds of thousands of tons of a far more deadly gas—carbon dioxide.”


France’s New Normal

If we overreact to this attack on Paris then terrorism will ‘just never end’

“It just never ends,” says Donald Trump, referring to the shooting in Paris last night. He is right, but not as he means it. What never ends is the readiness of politicians to rush to publicise and thus enhance and promote terrorist incidents. Once again Islamic State’s useful idiots are turning a violent crime on a Paris street into a global event. French ministers are plunging into their bunker. French election candidates are cancelling their campaigns. The only sane response was from an early jogger in the Champs Élysées. Asked how she could be in such a place, she replied: “Why not? We continue as normal.”


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