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Missouri State University: No Homosexual Counseling, No Master's Degree

January 10 - Missouri State University has settled a lawsuit after kicking out a student who would not counsel homosexual couples. The university has agreed to pay $25,000 to Andrew Cash, who was removed from a master's degree counseling program in 2014. The $25,000 is the estimated cost for Cash to obtain a master's degree at another university. Cash said in his lawsuit that he was "targeted and punished for expressing his Christian worldview." The settlement prevents Cash from seeking admission...

Trump on the US-Mexico Border Wall: ‘We’re Going to Start Building’

January 11 - President-elect Donald Trump says construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall will begin immediately after he takes office Jan. 20. “On the ‘fence’—it’s not a fence. It’s a wall. You just misreported it. We’re going to build a wall,” Trump said during a Wednesday press conference at Trump Tower in New York City. “I could wait about a year and a half until we finish our negotiations with Mexico, which will start immediately after we get into office. But I don’t want to wait. Mike Pence is leading...

California Lt. Gov: We’ll Stop Trump’s Wall with Environmental Suits

January 11 - President-Elect Donald Trump’s plan to build a border wall along with U.S.-Mexico Border will be challenged through environmental lawsuits, according to California’s second-highest official. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said in an interview with ‘The Golden State Podcast’ that he would use specific environmental laws in the state to stop the border wall from being built, at least in southern California. “There’s something called CEQA in California—NEPA at the federal level,” Newsom told...

Churches Offering ‘Safe Places’ to Migrants Crossing Canadian Border

January 11 - Migrants crossing the U.S.-Canadian border are now looking to circumvent deportation under President-Elect Donald Trump with the help of faith organizations. Since the start of 2015, over 500 have illegally crossed the U.S. northern border, a region that is rarely focused on but is proving to cause issues as more refugees are reportedly coming from Canada after being placed there. Migrants are looking to be harbored by churches, hospitals, and schools to avoid potential deportation under...

California School District Becomes ‘Super Important’ Migrant ‘Safe Haven’

January 12 - A school district is taking on new measures to shield migrants from federal immigration law, just as President-Elect Donald Trump is expected to crack-down on the issue. The Santa Maria Joint High School District’s Board of Education unanimously approved a new policy, which makes the school district a “safe haven” for not only unlawfully present students, but also their family members who are in the country as well. “Under the law, all students have the right to attend public school and enjoy...

Netanyahu: We Have ‘Unequivocal’ Proof Obama Behind Anti-Israel UN Resolution

January 12 - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday reiterated the claim that Israel has “unequivocal” evidence of the Obama administration’s involvement in orchestrating the anti-settlement resolution passed by the UN Security Council last month. “We have unequivocal evidence that the Security Council resolution passed in the UN against Israel was led by the administration,” he told a group of visiting American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) officials in Jerusalem. “There is no...

Religion Plummeted in America During Obama Era

January 12 - In a new study of President Obama’s legacy, the Pew Research Center found that religious affiliation and practice dropped off dramatically during his two terms in the White House. “When it comes to the nation’s religious identity, the biggest trend during Obama’s presidency is the rise of those who claim no religion at all,” Pew notes in a report released this week titled “How America Changed During Barack Obama’s Presidency.” When Barack Obama took office, those who identified as atheists...

Republicans Pass Sweeping Bill to Reform 'Abusive' Regulation

January 11 - Republicans on Wednesday passed a bill in the House of Representatives that touched on nearly every step U.S. agencies take in creating and applying new rules, continuing their blitz to radically reform "abusive" federal regulation of areas from the environment to the workplace. In a 238-183 vote, the House passed the "Regulatory Accountability Act," which combined eight bills aimed at changing how the vast government bureaucracy runs. Only five Democrats voted for it.

A Muslim Murder Spree in Canada’s Capital

January 10 - Canada’s capital is a small sleepy city of less than a million. Its average annual murder rate is only 10. That’s a weekend in Chicago. But last year something strange happened to Ottawa’s murder rate. It shot up to 24 homicides. The last two murders were of Somali Muslim sisters Asma and Nasiba. Their murderer was their brother, Musab A-Noor. Despite the obvious history of Muslim honor killings of women, often carried out by brothers against their sisters, Musab was found “unfit” to stand trial.

Senate Approves First Step Toward Repealing Obamacare in Late-Night Session

January 12 - The U.S. Senate took the first major step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act after a marathon voting session that started Wednesday evening and extended into early Thursday. The vote does not repeal President Obama's signature achievement, but it does set the stage for Republicans to clear the first procedural hurdle for repeal of the massive health care law. The bill will now go to the House of Representatives for a vote expected to take place on Friday.

Immigrants Are Flocking To Chicago Before Trump’s Inauguration Because It’s A ‘Sanctuary City’

January 12 - The Mexican consul in Chicago said that immigrants are flocking to the Windy City before Donald Trump becomes president because Chicago is a sanctuary city, according to a report Tuesday in El Financiero. Carlos Martin Jimenez was speaking at a recent gathering of Mexican ambassadors and consuls in Mexico City and said that Mexicans in Indiana and Wisconsin are coming to the Chicago consulate due to it being a sanctuary for illegal immigrants. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel...

Industrial Farming Threatens Food Security in the US

January 10 - It is indisputable that we are negatively affecting our air, soil and water in a way that is drastically impacting the earth itself. If you look down while on an airplane, you can't help but notice the vast exposure of soils into perfectly-carved squares below. These exposed soils are a tragic sign of an unsustainable practice that leads to erosion, runoff pollution while also decreasing soil organic matter and impacting our air quality. Please use my search engine to find previous interviews...

Despite Promises, Antibiotics in Meat Supply Skyrocketing

January 11 - Heavy reliance on antibiotics in medicine and agriculture has brought about drug-resistant bacteria, which exacerbate successful treatment of many infections. That’s a fact that people responsible for food production at large, from farm to table, say they’re very aware of, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been encouraging farmers to use as little antibiotics as possible. Every year, many restaurants and supermarkets commit to only selling...

January 5, 2017

Work Requirement Triggers Predictable Drop In Arkansas Food Stamp Enrollment

January 1 - Food stamp enrollment dropped by 25,000 people in Arkansas in 2016, after the state reinstated work requirements limited individuals to three months of benefits unless they found or trained for a job, Arkansas Online reports. Arkansas stopped granting waivers to work requirements January 1, 2016, and by April, 9,000 people were off of food stamps, also called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Another 15,000 more lost their benefits between April and November...

President Obama Awards Himself A “Distinguished Public Service Medal”

January 5 - After eight years of magnanimous humility, servility and deferential governance toward his political opposition, ‘President selfless‘ awards himself the Medal of Distinguished Public Service. Thus, President Obama officially declares himself the greatest public servant during his own tenure. No. Really, not kidding. He did. Ceremonial Pictures HERE.

54 People Shot During First Four Days of 2017 in Gun-Controlled Chicago

January 5 - Following the nearly 4,400 shootings that marred Chicago’s 2016, hopes were high that 2017 would be different. But as of January 4, a total of 54 people had already been shot in Chicago during the new year. Moreover, on January 3 — just three days into the new year — 12 people were shot in 13 hours in gun-controlled Chicago. According to the Chicago Tribune, there were 54 shooting victims between January 1, 2017, through January 4, 2017. Of those, seven were shot fatally.

GOP senators unveil measure on U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem

January 4 - A trio of Republican senators has introduced legislation regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s desired relocation for the U.S. embassy in Israel. Lawmakers don’t need to pass legislation to authorize a move because Congress already did that in 1995. It passed a bill that would allow the U.S. to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but it contained one caveat -- the president could delay the move for national security reasons. Ever since, Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush...

U.S. Debt Grows by a Trillion Dollars in 2016

January 4 - The latest numbers from the U.S. Treasury say the United State’s federal debt has risen by a trillion dollars in President Obama’s final year in office, while Republicans controlled both the House and Senate. The debt at the end of 2016 was $19,976,826,951,047.80, a one-year increase of $1,054,647,941,626.91. To put the number in perspective, in order to spend one trillion dollars, you would have to spend ten million dollars a day, every day for 273 years.

Lawyer: Afghan Murderer Attacked Cops With Claw Hammer Because Left-Hand Drive Britain Is Too Stressful

January 5 - An Afghan migrant, who was convicted of beheading a woman in the Netherlands, walked unchecked into the UK where he went on to brutally attack two police officers with a claw hammer. Jamshid Piruz’s lawyer defended his actions by insisting the “offence was committed at a time of stress for my client” as he “was in a foreign country” and was “very confused by the vehicles driving on a different side of the road,” reports to the Daily Mail. He had been sentenced to 12 years in jail...

WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived

January 4 - In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was...

Male college students to undergo ‘critical self-reflection’ of masculinity

January 3 - The University of Wisconsin-Madison is currently taking applications for its “Men’s Project,” a six-week program that aims to counter the alleged harmful effects of society’s masculinity paradigms and pressures and empower participants to promote “gender equity.” “Men’s Project creates a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue about what it means to be a man and how masculinity impacts us and those around us,” organizers state in promoting the effort. “The experience focuses on the...

Finland is giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income

January 3 - Finland has started a radical experiment: It's giving 2,000 citizens a guaranteed income, with funds that keep flowing whether participants work or not. The program, which kicks off this month, is one of the first efforts to test a "universal basic income." Participants will receive €560 ($587) a month -- money that is guaranteed regardless of income, wealth or employment status. The idea is that a universal income offers workers greater security, especially as technological advances reduce the need...

December 29, 2016

Final tally: President sticks taxpayers with $100M vacation tab

December 29 - It’s one of the most stunning contradictions in the Obama presidency. As a candidate in 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama, R-Ill., vowed he would give up vacations if elected president, in order to completely focus on his job. Fast-forward to the present, and it is now projected Obama will have spent more than $100 million taxpayer dollars on vacations during his eight years as president. That’s the astounding estimate provided Thursday to WND by the government watchdog group...

Deported Immigrants Get Taxpayer-Funded Grants From Obama Administration

December 28 - The Obama administration is using a taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran migrants deported from the United States. Run by the nonprofit Instituto Salvadorno Del Migrante and funded through a $50,000 grant from the taxpayer-backed Inter-American Foundation, the program “facilitates [deportees’] reintegration into their communities and supports their enterprises by offering financial education, technical advice, and assistance with business plans.

LA councilman proposes banning single adults from playgrounds

December 29 - A Los Angeles city councilman has introduced a bill that would ban adults without children from being on playgrounds in public parks. The measure, proposed by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell, was drafted after he heard complaints from multiple constituents about drug use at a local park. Residents, he said, were avoiding bringing their children to the park because there were too many drug users inhabiting it. His resulting legislation, which has yet to face a vote, would ban any adult from being...

Refugee Admissions Surge 86% Year on Year As Obama Rushes Arrivals Ahead Of Trump Inauguration

December 27 - In the first 84 days of the 2017 fiscal year (October 1, 2016 – December 23, 2016), the Obama administration has accepted 25,584 refugees into the United States, according to data provided by the State Department. Per Breitbart, compared to the same period in FY2016, that represents an 86% increase year-over-year. And while we were expecting a large increase in refugee admittances in 2017 (see “Hillbama Administration Plans To Admit At Least 110,000 Refugees In 2017“), the ~30%...

Federal court rules dogs can be shot if they bark, move when officer enters home stemming from controversial Michigan case

December 28 - Three Michigan police officers, who shot two dogs for lunging and barking at them during a drug raid, were once again justified in their actions — this time by a federal appeals court. Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., filed suits over unreasonable seizure of their property and a violation of their constitutional rights for the deaths of their pets. According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, officers shot and killed the Browns' pit bull terriers during an April 2013 operation, with...

California DMV licensed 800,000 undocumented immigrants under 2-year-old law

December 28 - On the day that California officials implemented a controversial law that allows undocumented residents to obtain driver’s licenses, DMV offices throughout the state were packed with immigrants looking to take advantage of the opportunity. Two years after the implementation of AB 60 on Jan. 1, 2015, an estimated 806,000 undocumented residents have received driver’s licenses, according to Department of Motor Vehicles statistics this month. About 14,000 of these...

NYPD changes policy, will allow officers to wear turbans

December 29 - Sikh officers can now wear full turbans in the New York Police Department. NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill announced the policy change Wednesday, flanked by officers in navy blue turbans fastened with police brass. "We want to make the NYPD as diverse as possible, and I think this is going to go a long way to help us with that," O'Neill said. "It's a major change in our uniform policy, so we had to go about it carefully. And now I have the opportunity to make the change...

George Washington University History Majors No Longer Required to Take U.S. History

December 27 - New requirements at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. have taken away the U.S. history requirement for history majors. As a result of a change in department requirements, history majors at George Washington University are no longer required to take a U.S. history course in order to graduate. Although professors claim that most students opt to take a U.S. history course voluntarily, it is now possible to receive a history degree from George Washington University without...

Christians Most Persecuted Religious Group In the World, Study Says

December 28 - Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, with around 90,000 killed for their faith in 2016, the director of a leading religious study group has said. Massimo Introvigne, Director of the Centre for Studies on New Religions (Cesnur), told Vatican Radio that around half a billion Christians in the world are unable to express their faith completely freely, while around 90,000 – one every six minutes – died for their faith in the past year alone. Referring to statistics from the Centre for the...

Obama Administration Has Resettled Forty-Six Refugees in Montana Despite Local Opposition

December 28 - President Barack Obama’s administration has resettled 46 refugees in Missoula, Mont., since August, according to the Department of State’s interactive website. Local opposition to the influx of refugees has been loud and vocal, but the Obama administration and the local voluntary agencies (VOLAGs) who are being paid to settle the refugees appear indifferent to what the majority of Montana residents prefer. Instead, they appear to be responding to the political leadership...

Obama, Through Kerry, Proposes Dividing Jerusalem

December 29 - On Wednesday, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a speech blasting the Israeli government and defending the Obama administration’s decision to abstain from, and hence allow, an anti-Israel resolution at the UN Security Council last week. In his remarks, Kerry presented six principles for a final peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians that he believed represented “a broad consensus on balanced principles that would satisfy the core needs of both sides.” One of those...

University of Oregon Professors Could Be Fired If They Offend Students

December 29 - Last week, administrators at the University of Oregon made it clear to professors that they would be disciplined if they offended students on the subjects of race, gender, sexuality, or religion. This is a concerning new development considering that this new warning from administrators suggests that professors can be disciplined based upon what students subjectively choose to find offensive. Discipline for remarks made by professors is not limited to bigoted remarks or deliberate racism...

France Raises 'Terror Tax' to Support Victims of Attacks

December 29 - French citizens will contribute an extra 1.60 euros ($1.67) on their property insurance policies to help finance a fund for victims of the extremist attacks that have recently hit the country. The measure comes into force on Sunday and requires policy holders to contribute 5.90 euros instead of 4.30 euros. French government officials said in October when they revealed the scheme that about 90 million insurance policies are floating the fund, which currently has reserves of 1.45 billion euros.

Obama designates monuments, protects federal land in Utah, Nevada

December 28 - President Barack Obama on Wednesday designated over 1.6 million acres of land in Utah and Nevada as national monuments, protecting two areas rich in Native American artifacts from mining, oil and gas drilling in one of his final moves to protect the environment. "Today’s actions will help protect this cultural legacy and will ensure that future generations are able to enjoy and appreciate these scenic and historic landscapes," Obama said in a statement. Obama used the 1906 Antiquities Act...

December 22, 2016

College calls Christian speech 'disorderly conduct,' gets sued

December 21 - A Christian student prevented from sharing his faith due to restrictive and subjectively applied “free speech” rules at Georgia Gwinnett College has filed a 76-page lawsuit against 11 named college officials. “The First Amendment guarantees every student’s freedom of speech and religion. Every public school – and especially a state college that is supposed to be the ‘marketplace of ideas’ – has the duty to protect and promote those freedoms,” said ADF legal counsel Travis Barham...

Obama Places Sweeping Ban on Offshore Drilling in Atlantic and Arctic Waters

December 21 - In the final stretch of his term President Barack Obama is implementing new environmental protections that stand to thwart Donald Trump's agenda on oil and gas extraction in ways that may prove difficult for the president-elect to roll back. The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will place an indefinite ban on offshore oil and gas drilling across large swaths of Atlantic and Arctic waters. The actions come in conjunction with news that Canada will implement a sweeping ban of its own...

Obamacare costs to spiral out of control

December 18 - Taxpayers will dole out nearly $10 billion more next year to help people buy Obamacare health care plans through the insurance exchanges, according to a study released Thursday that highlighted the spiraling costs of President Obama’s signature achievement. The federal government will spend $42.6 billion to subsidize customers’ Obamacare plans, up from $32.8 billion this year, the Center for Health and Economy said, amid widespread questions over the law’s ability to survive.

Generation Snowflake: Percentage Of Young Adults Living With Their Parents Hasn’t Been This High Since 1940

December 22 - Have we failed this generation of young adults by not equipping them to be able to handle the harsh realities of the real world? According to the Wall Street Journal, the percentage of Americans in the 18 to 34-year-old age bracket that are currently living with their parents hasn’t been this high in 75 years. At this point nearly 40 percent of our young adults in that age range are living at home, and many are concerned that this could have some alarming implications for the future of our nation.

GOP considers holding off on repealing ObamaCare taxes

December 21 - Congressional Republicans are considering holding off on repealing some of ObamaCare's taxes, according to lobbyists familiar with the discussions. GOP lawmakers on the House Ways and Means Committee discussed the possibility of keeping some of the taxes in place during a retreat last week at the Library of Congress, the sources say. Even if some of the taxes are not removed as part of the initial repeal bill, it does not necessarily mean they will remain indefinitely.

Muslim students demand prayer rooms in every 'major building'

December 21 - Students at the University of Maryland have released a list of 64 demands in their effort make the campus more amenable to “marginalized student populations.” The project, known as ProtectUMD, is a collaborative effort between 25 student organizations at the University of Maryland, including Students for Justice in Palestine, Bisexuals at Maryland, and the Black Student Union. There are 64 demands across 8 subsets of students—Marginalized, American Indian, Black...

Prince Charles Urges Brits To Think Of Muhammad This Christmas

December 22 - Britain’s Prince of Wales has spoken out on national radio in an appeal for persecuted Christians and minorities across the world, but the Royal also moved to criticise “populist groups”. Speaking on Thought for the Day, a short early morning slot on BBC Radio 4 dedicated to faith issues, the son of Britain’s reigning Monarch urged listeners to think of persecuted religious figures — singling out Jesus Christ and Muhammad — this Christmas. The future King spent much of his short radio...

Obama Administration Scraps Entry-Exit Tracking System for Migrants from Muslim Countries

December 22 - The Obama administration is officially ending a post-9/11 era registration system for immigrant men from mostly Muslim countries. The decision to scrap the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System comes amid growing international terror fears and President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestions that he could ban Muslim immigrants from the United States. Trump said Wednesday, “You know my plans.” The NSEERS program was widely derided by civil libertarians as an effort...

[Global Warming] Thundersnow hits Hawaii's volcanoes

December 20 - Another round of snow — including reports of thundersnow — blanketed the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii on Sunday and Monday. Mauna Kea park rangers reported "significant snowfall with continuous thunder and lightning over the summits," the National Weather Service in Honolulu tweeted late Sunday. Upward motion of air (which meteorologists call convection) helps produce thunderstorms. But it's fairly rare to have convection within a winter storm.

[Global Warming] Snow in the Sahara: Desert sees snow for the first time in 37 years

December 20 - England is not set to have a white Christmas - but snow has fallen in the Sahara desert for only the second time in living memory. Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata took incredible pictures of snow covering the sand in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, yesterday afternoon. He captured the amazing moment snow fell on the red sand dunes in the world's largest hot desert for the first time in 37 years. Snow was last seen in Ain Sefra on February 18, 1979, when...

President Obama just granted 231 pardons and commutations – the most ever in a single day

December 19 - President Barack Obama pardoned 78 people and shortened the sentences of 153 others convicted of federal crimes on Monday – the most individual clemencies ever granted in a single day by any president. As he nears the end of his second term, Obama has issued more commutations than the previous 11 presidents combined, according to the White House. “The 231 individuals granted clemency today have all demonstrated that they are ready to make use — or have already made use...

Evidence Obama birth certificate 'fake' heading to Congress

December 18 - Evidence that the document presented to the American public by Barack Obama as his Hawaiian birth certificate is fake soon will be heading to members of Congress, and the difficult discussions over what crimes may have been committed and what should be done could begin soon. The atmosphere in Washington will be different under Trump, who will be inaugurated Jan. 20, since he publicly questioned Obama’s birth certificate in 2011. During this election season, he stated he now...

Texas Plans to Remove Vaccine Exemptions

December 20 - Your right to vaccine exemptions is under attack in many states, from Texas to California, with lawmakers increasingly pushing for mandatory vaccination in the name of public health. The issue came to a head in 2015, when a measles outbreak that started at Disneyland ignited near hysteria about the number of unvaccinated children in the state of California. The source of the initial Disney theme park exposure was never identified, yet it was assumed that the measles outbreak...

CAFO Meat Is Even More Dangerous

December 20 - Antibiotic-resistant bacteria infect at least 2 million Americans every year. At least 23,000 die as a result. The growing threat of antibiotic-resistant disease is one of the biggest health threats facing the globe, yet, unlike some other pressing health threats, it has a clear and well-known cause: overuse of antibiotics. “The use of antibiotics is the single most important factor leading to antibiotic resistance around the world,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes, explaining...

Is Your Olive Oil Fake?

December 17 - Consumption of olive oil has increased more than 10-fold in the U.S. over the past 35 years, from 29 metric tons (MT) in 1980 to 327 MT in 2015. The popularity of the Mediterranean diet has made olive oil a $16 billion-a-year industry. Unfortunately, this popularity has also led to fraud and corruption. In his book, "Real Food/Fake Food," Larry Olmsted, an investigative journalist and food critic, reveals the dark side of this otherwise healthy food. Olives and olive oil are well-known for their many...

December 15, 2016

Cities in Sweden Told to Prepare For War

December 14 - The Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB) has urged the country’s municipalities to prepare for war, another shocking indication of how mass immigration is threatening the stability of the European country. “The agency sent official letters out to security heads in municipalities explaining that they must be better equipped to meet the threat of war and other crisis situations,” reports The Local. The warning is part of the country’s plan to reintroduce a Cold War-era civil defense strategy.

Obama lets Iran sanctions renewal become law without signing it

December 15 - In an unexpected reversal, President Obama declined to sign a renewal of sanctions against Iran but let it become law anyway, in an apparent bid to alleviate Tehran’s concerns that the U.S. is backsliding on the nuclear deal. Although the White House had said that Mr. Obama was expected to sign the 10-year-renewal, the midnight deadline came and went Thursday with no approval from the president. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Mr. Obama had decided to let it become...

EU Brexit Fight Intensifies as Parliament Chief Demands MEPs Have Bigger Role

December 15 - European Parliament head Martin Schulz demanded Wednesday that the role laid out for MEPs in the Brexit negotiations be beefed up, threatening otherwise to reject any resulting deal. In a letter to EU President Donald Tusk, Schulz criticised draft plans for the process that would relegate the parliament to “a secondary role in...Brexit negotiations.” If MEPs are indeed restricted to a less consequential part in the talks, the lawmakers could reject the final outcome of the negotiations.

British Muslims Gather in Show of Strength to Demand Caliphate

December 14 - Over a thousand British Muslims took to the streets of London on Tuesday in a show of force, blocking off a central London square to call for a caliphate while the crowd chanted ‘Allahu Akbar’. Those were the words of a poet invited to address the raucous crowd outside the Syrian Embassy in central London who cheered and yelled Allahu Akbar (Allah is the greatest) in support of his calls for war. Eschewing an alternative demonstration in support of Syria taking place outside...

Killing Chief Wahoo: Indians Take Additional Steps to Phase Out Chief Wahoo Logo

December 15 - The Cleveland Indians continue their collective bow to political correctness, launching a new phase in their quest to phase out their Chief Wahoo logo. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, “Clubhouse manager Tony Amato said the Indians won’t have an alternative jersey until 2018 after retiring the cream jerseys last season. They will, however, retain the red caps from the cream uniforms and wear them with their blue tops at home in 2017.” Those red hats with the block “C”, will replace...

City Pledges to ‘Welcome’ Illegal Aliens

December 15 - A municipality just outside Chicago, Illinois has now pledged itself to be a home for illegal aliens who want to be shielded from federal immigration law, officially claiming the mantle as a sanctuary city. The aldermen of Evanston, Illinois unanimously adopted a policy which will ban local police from being able to share information with federal immigration officials from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, according to Evanston Now. Opponent of the sanctuary policy, Madelyn Ducre...

Sore Loser Celebrities Beg Electors to Vote Against Trump

December 15 - A group of Hollywood celebrities are calling on Republican electors in the Electoral College to disregard their states’ voting results and deny Donald Trump the presidency when the group casts their official ballots on December 19. In a star-studded video PSA released Wednesday, actors Martin Sheen, Debra Messing, Richard Schiff, Bob Odenkirk, BD Wong and others urge Republican electors to be “American heroes” and ensure Trump doesn’t reach the 306 electoral votes he earned...

Babies made from three people approved in UK

December 15 - Babies made from two women and one man have been approved by the UK's fertility regulator. The historic and controversial move is to prevent children being born with deadly genetic diseases. Doctors in Newcastle - who developed the advanced form of IVF - are expected to be the first to offer the procedure and have already appealed for donor eggs. The first such child could be born, at the earliest, by the end of 2017. Some families have lost multiple children to incurable mitochondrial diseases...

Hamas uses kites to spy on Israel

December 15 - The military wing of the Hamas terrorist organization has a novel method of collecting intelligence on IDF positions and Israeli communities, kites connected to GoPro cameras. The IDF forces stationed near the Gaza Strip have identified the practice, with missions and patrols near the border seeing kites with increasing regularity. In most instances, the kites were taken down quickly by their handlers after soldiers fired warning shots. The IDF believes that Hamas is using the video footage...

FM report says Europe incapable of defending itself

December 15 - A classified report by Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs determines that Europe is incapable of defending itself from direct military attack, as not a single European country is able to execute independent military action. The report summarizes a series of five meetings between senior officials at the Foreign Ministry concerning a common European defense policy. Discussions drew a grim picture in which the Europe of today in seeking to eradicate war on the continent, ran into military...

China installed weapons on hotspot islands in South China Sea

December 15 - Heightening tensions among several nations that have staked a claim in the South China Sea, the Chinese government appears to have installed anti-aircraft and anti-missile weaponry on its seven man-made islands in the key shipping waterway, according to an American think tank's new report. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) issued the finding in a report late Wednesday, identifying the newly constructed weapons systems in satellite images captured last month.

Obama administration shores up protections for Planned Parenthood

December 14 - The Obama administration has issued a final rule designed to block states from withholding federal Title X money for Planned Parenthood and other family planning clinics, which have been under threat of defunding because they provide abortions among other services. But many expect the rule to be overturned in 2017 as a Republican-controlled Congress finds new strength with a Republican set to take over the White House. The new rule, issued on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Health...

ICE spends $100 million ferrying illegal immigrant children around U.S.

December 11 - The federal agency that handles deportations spent more than $100 million of its money over the last few years to ferry illegal immigrant children around the U.S., according to calculations by a watchdog group that says the cash could have been better spent on enforcement. Government figures obtained by the Immigration Reform Law Institute through an open records request show Immigration and Customs Enforcement spent an average of $665 per juvenile in 2014, with most of that going...

Don't Feed Your Child Cheerios

December 13 - General Mills' Cheerios are one of the first solid foods many parents feed to their children. They're small, convenient and easy to chew — and there's even a section on the Cheerios website for "new parents who have invited...original Cheerios to introduce their children to finger foods." The site states that toddlers age 9 months and older are typically ready for Cheerios, and even touts "the fact that 4 of 5 pediatricians recommend Cheerios as a finger food." You may further believe Cheerios to be...

December 8, 2016

Group Blasts Highlights Magazine Over Plan to Feature Homosexual Couples

December 7 - The conservative group One Million Moms is urging parents and grandparents to let Highlights magazine know they do not approve of the recent decision to feature homosexual couples in the children's magazine. "Babies and preschoolers will soon be introduced to this sensitive topic in the Highlights line of magazines," the group wrote on its website. "Parents are seeing more examples of children being indoctrinated to homosexual families as normal, especially in the...

Brexit Referendum Not Legally Binding, UK Supreme Court Told

December 7 - The referendum in which Britons voted to leave the European Union is not legally binding, the Supreme Court was told on Wednesday during a hearing on who has the power to trigger Brexit. The court is considering an appeal by the government against a ruling last month that ministers cannot invoke Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, the first formal step in the process of leaving the bloc, without parliament’s explicit approval. If the Supreme Court upholds that ruling, the risk for the government is that...

Afghan Migrants ‘Use Belts As Whips’ to Attack Austrians at Christmas Celebration

December 8 - This is the “cultural enrichment” 53% of Austrians just voted for. From the German news site Politikstube as translated by Nash Montana for Gates of Vienna: Graz: Afghan refugees attack guests at a Christmas celebration, use their belts as whips Multiple people were injured during an attack on guests at a Christmas party at the Schlossberg [Castle Hill] in Graz. The incident happened Thursday night. The victims of the attack were celebrating at the Stallbastei [the stables] of the castle, when they saw...

Angela Merkel Says Germans Need to “Integrate” With Multiculturalism

December 8 - During a speech at the Christian Democrats party conference this week, Chancellor Angela Merkel lectured German citizens, telling them they need to “integrate” with multiculturalism even as a migrant crime wave continues to sweep the country. “Some people who have always been living here in Germany are in urgent need of a course in integration themselves,” said Merkel, adding that she was concerned about people making inflammatory comments on the Internet.

Resurgent Japan military 'can stand toe to toe with anybody'

December 7 - Seventy-five years after Japan unleashed one of the most devastating naval attacks in history on the US fleet at Pearl Harbor, the country has again established itself as one of the world's foremost military powers, experts say. The resurgence comes despite a constitution imposed by the United States after World War II that limited the country's forces to defensive purposes only. In fact, analysts say, that defensive restriction has helped make Japan's military stronger than it might have been...

UK Anti-Discrimination Laws Used as a 'Weapon' against Christians

December 8 - A new report from the United Kingdom says anti-discrimination laws there are being used to suppress religious freedom. Independent think tank ResPublica has issued a report analyzing how laws like the Equality Act 2010 led to suppressed religious liberty. "Since its enactment, equality legislation has enabled the courts to exercise complete control over who is free to discriminate against whom and to regulate the inner moral convictions of private citizens," the report states.

Somali Refugees Arriving in U.S. at Highest Rate Ever in First Two Months of FY 2017

December 7 - Somali refugees are arriving in the United States at the highest rate ever in the first two months of Fiscal Year 2017, according to the State Department’s interactive website. Between October 1, 2016, the beginning of the fiscal year, and December 7, 2016, a total of 2,775 Somali refugees have arrived in the United States. That rate is more than thirty percent higher than the previous record during the same period of time during any of the fourteen most recent previous fiscal years, beginning in FY 2002.

France's Le Pen pledges no schooling for illegal migrants

December 8 - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen proposed Thursday that the children of illegal immigrants should be refused public school places as part of tough proposals to restrict state services. "I've got nothing against foreigners but I say to them: if you come to our country, don't expect that you will be taken care of, treated (by the health system) and that your children will be educated for free," Le Pen said. "That's finished now, it's the end of playtime," she told an audience at a conference...

[Recovering Economy] Sears Holdings posts loss for fifth straight quarter

December 8 - Retailer Sears Holdings Corp reported its fifth straight quarterly loss and said there was no guarantee when it would return to profitability, underscoring its struggle to stanch a years-long decline in sales. The company's shares were down about 1.5 percent on Thursday. The stock has fallen 41 percent this year, compared with a 36 percent rise in the S&P 500 Department Stores Sub Index. Total revenue fell 14.3 percent to $5.03 billion in the third quarter ended Oct. 29, hit by lower demand...

Court blocks New York City from discarding illegal immigrants' data

December 7 - A New York state court on Tuesday temporarily stopped New York City from destroying the personal records of hundreds of thousands of municipal I.D. card holders after Republicans argued the records might be needed to track criminals. Seeking to protect illegal immigrants who fear deportation under a President-elect Donald Trump administration, city officials had been considering destroying the information and said on Tuesday they would stop collecting it starting next month.

U.S. transgender people harassed in public restrooms: landmark survey

December 8 - Almost 60 percent of transgender Americans have avoided using public restrooms for fear of confrontation, saying they have been harassed and assaulted, according to the largest survey taken of transgender people in the United States. The survey of 27,715 respondents reached an estimated 2 percent of the adult transgender population in 2015, seeking to fill a gap in data about a severely understudied group whose experiences and challenges from medicine to law to economics and family...

Students Name the Most Insanely PC College Courses in America. These 5 Are Truly Absurd...

December 6 - Worried that your child is going to go to college and waste your hard earned money on courses that not only are a complete waste of time, but that tell them what — not how — to think? You should be. Thankfully, there are groups such as the Young America's Foundation (YAF), a national student organization, which has compiled a comprehensive list of courses that students get to choose from. So, parents, this Christmas season, whip out that checkbook, make cursive handwriting great...

Democrats demand ‘full, categorical pardon’ for illegal immigrants, say Obama ignoring own powers

December 7 - House Democrats renewed their call for President Obama to issue a “full, categorical pardon” for illegal immigrants, saying Wednesday that he is misunderstanding the extent of his powers and he can, in fact, help out hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant Dreamers. Young adults who came to the U.S. as children, the more than 740,000 Dreamers who gained tentative legal status under Mr. Obama’s 2012 deportation amnesty, are the most sympathetic figures in the debate.

Video: 'Migrant' kicks young woman down flight of stairs

December 7 - Video emerged Wednesday of a young woman in a German subway station being kicked down a flight of stairs, in what some are calling an unprovoked attack by a “migrant gang.” The security footage from the station in Berlin was posted from several sources, including the German newspaper Bild, which published it online with the headline, “Shocking video.” The YouTube channel Freedom USA posted the uncensored video without any headlines, but noted, “This is cultural jihad.

Devious plot grows to 'shut down' Trump's inauguration

December 7 - A group of leftist activists is plotting to “shut down” the inauguration of Donald Trump on Jan. 20 – forcing the president-elect to take his oath of office “behind closed doors” – “if Trump is to be inaugurated at all.” The group, known as the D.C. Counter-Inaugural Welcoming Committee, or #DisruptJ20, says it calls on “all people of conscience to shut down the ceremonies.” It continues, “If Trump is inaugurated at all, let it happen behind closed doors, showing the world that the vast...