Wednesday, May 24, 2017
In a Facebook statement, the event organizers wrote, “The Cal Poly College Republicans will not stand by the wayside as people around the world are brutally attacked for their beliefs. We are proud of every event we have hosted in the past and to have brought such diverse, thought-provoking and politically incorrect individuals to campus. Our mission is to spark an open dialogue, and we look forward to continuing the pursuit of this mission.”
Middlebury completes disciplinary process over Charles Murray protest with wrist slaps for implicated students
The punishments were characterized by former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, an alumnus of Middlebury, as a slap on the wrist. "Middlebury slaps everybody on the wrist. A letter in the files. No one IDd who engaged in violence. The mob wins," he tweeted in response to the news.
Given the severity of the disruption, which put Professor Allison Stanger in the hospital with a neck brace, many observers hoped those responsible would, at the very least, face harsher punishments such as suspensions or expulsions.
But in the same release announcing its punishments, the school noted that the Middlebury Police Department also closed its investigation into the violent portion of the protest, concluding "it has been unable to identify any specific individual responsible for the injuries sustained by Stanger."
The effort to remove the president is conducted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the wire services, and the major networks. And we have seen nothing like it in our time. In the last six months, Americans have been told quite falsely so many untruths about the Trump administration by their news agencies that for all practical purposes, there is no such thing as a media as we once knew it.
This ties into the theme we’ve seen recently in both Germany and Austria, where measures are being taken to enshrine a “dominant culture” in keeping with those nations’ traditional values. People who choose to immigrate may wish to retain some of their familiar cultural practices, but they need to learn the language and integrate themselves in the new world they have traveled to. And that applies to their entire families. Abedi was born in Manchester, but his parents were Libyan immigrants. And he grew up in what’s being described as a “tight knit Libyan community.” If there’s a tight knit Libyan community in the middle of Manchester it’s worth keeping an eye on. Yes, that sounds like hate speech to the left, I’m sure. But while they are still clearing out the bodies and sweeping up the rubble from that attack, it might be the ideal time to get the rest of the city asking such questions.
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Damn these jihadist murderers of children. And damn the politicians who have, in many cases, helped make these murders possible but who are quick, this time and every time, to serve up empty declarations of “solidarity”even as the bodies of innocents are still being counted.
The common lineage of great apes and humans split several hundred thousand years earlier than hitherto assumed, according to an international research team headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen and Professor Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The researchers investigated two fossils of Graecopithecus freybergi with state-of-the-art methods and came to the conclusion that they belong to pre-humans. Their findings, published today in two papers in the journal PLOS ONE, further indicate that the split of the human lineage occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean and not - as customarily assumed - in Africa.
In his novels and essays, he instructs us even now in how in how to be alert to the numbing rhetoric of government pronouncements, of pervasive official and corporate surveillance, and most of all, of intrusions by both public and commercial powers into the realm of the private individual.
Tom Ricks. He interviewed me when he was a pup.
One thing that Burrough returns to in Days of Rage, over and over and over, is how forgotten so much of this stuff is. Puerto Rican separatists bombed NYC like 300 times, killed people, shot up Congress, tried to kill POTUS (Truman). Nobody remembers it.
I came across this post on the interwebs and found it fascinating.