Sunday, December 21, 2014

Read the ‘hostile’ column that got student writer suspended by campus newspaper

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Editor’s note: Below is a satirical column penned by University of Michigan student Omar Mahmood, who writes for both the mainstream campus newspaper The Michigan Daily and the conservative independent publication the Michigan Review. Or at least he did.

After his column was published last week, Mahmood tells The College Fix: “I received a call from the editorial editor [of the Daily] telling me that I had created a ‘hostile environment’ among the editorial staff and that someone had felt threatened because of what I had written … The issue had been taken to the editor in chief who procured a bylaw by which I was given an ultimatum to leave the Review or leave the Daily within a week. I was not allowed to know the name of the offended individuals.” He added the newspaper’s leaders are “forcing me to write a letter of apology as a condition for staying on the Daily” and suspended his regular column in the Daily.

Mahmood has written for both the Review and the Daily concurrently for this fall semester, but after this controversial column was published the Daily’s editors decided “Mr. Mahmood’s involvement with the Michigan Review presents a conflict of interest. Our bylaws say that once a determination is made that a conflict of interest exists, the person in question will have one week to resign from either the Daily or the organization causing the conflict of interest,” according to a statement from the Daily to The College Fix.

Without further ado, we present to you “Do The Left Thing” by Omar Mahmood:

Fastest Shotgun shooter in the World?

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Officers killed were Asian and Hispanic

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 Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said.

More @ Yahoo

Female intelligence

Via comment by Sioux on  Mess Up and Move Up: Corrupt VA Procurement  "Yup, getting more women into leadership positions sure did improve everything ".


 It appears the Female Imperative now takes precedence over national security:
For the past eight months, there has been a furious battle raging behind closed doors at the White House, the C.I.A., and in Congress. The question has been whether the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence would be allowed to use pseudonyms as a means of identifying characters in the devastating report it released last week on the C.I.A.’s abusive interrogation and detention program. Ultimately, the committee was not allowed to, and now we know one reason why.

The NBC News investigative reporter Matthew Cole has pieced together a remarkable story revealing that a single senior officer, who is still in a position of high authority over counterterrorism at the C.I.A.—a woman who he does not name—appears to have been a source of years’ worth of terrible judgment, with tragic consequences for the United States. Her story runs through the entire report. She dropped the ball when the C.I.A. was given information that might very well have prevented the 9/11 attacks; she gleefully participated in torture sessions afterward; she misinterpreted intelligence in such a way that it sent the C.I.A. on an absurd chase for Al Qaeda sleeper cells in Montana. And then she falsely told congressional overseers that the torture worked.

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‘I am a Catholic Without a Pope’: Cuban-Americans Devastated by Pope Francis’ Role in Negotiations With Castro

Via Joe "I have felt this way for a while. The pope is as radical as Barack Obama."

In this photo taken Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, anti-Castro protesters and former Cuban political prisoners Efrain Rivas, left, and Arturo Suarez, right, talk to a reporter in the Little Havana area of Miami. Rivas and Suarez expressed their disagreement on Wednesday's announcement that the U.S. and Cuba will begin taking steps to restore full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in more than half a century. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

The key role Pope Francis played encouraging talks between Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro left fractures among his flock in South Florida, where many older Roman Catholics equate the Castro brothers with the devil.

Many Catholics worldwide have expressed pride in seeing Francis stirring hopes of progress in communist Cuba, but some Cuban-Americans say their spiritual leader betrayed them.

“I’m still Catholic till the day I die,” said Efrain Rivas, a 53-year-old maintenance man in Miami who was a political prisoner in Cuba for 16 years. “But I am a Catholic without a pope.”

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Mess Up and Move Up: Corrupt VA Procurement

Via comment by Anonymous on Holder Condemns Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officers as...
"Silly veteran, you thought the VA was for you. Somewhere near Washington DC, wearing a coat made of finest Dalmatian fur, Iris Cooper laughs at your peasant naïveté"

 A VA procurement official, Iris Cooper, assisted by another, Wendy McCutcheon, engaged in a pattern of corruption, leeching over $15 million intended to benefit veterans off to a friend’s company through deceptive sole-source contracts. A previous investigation found that the entire project was useless; it had no reason for being, except as a vector for dollars to the connected.

Then, Cooper and McCutcheon lied about their scheme to special agents for the Office of Inspector General.

These findings are recounted at length in an IG report released 8 Dec 14, which is summarized here as follows:

Man Who Assassinated NYPD Cops a Muslim Convert Who Posted Hateful Koran Passages Online

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Jihad in Brooklyn?

Muslim-convert Ismaaiyl Abdullah Brinsley murdered two cops in cold blood in Brooklyn today as revenge for Michael Brown and Eric Garner.


There are also reports that these assassinations were carried out after after he also shot and wounded his ex-girlfriend in Baltimore this morning.

But new information has been revealed that may suggest that Brinsley was following the Islamic State’s (ISIS) order to kill policemen — just as with the jihadist convert who killed a Canadian Soldier in October.  And if so, it would be just the latest example of how the race-baiting radicals who have exploited the Ferguson-sparked unrest have united with Muslim radicals from the Middle East.

Brinsley was a Muslim convert, according to the NYPost and Atlas Shrugged. He had a lengthy criminal record in Georgia and Maryland, including assault and gang activity.

Brinsley posted on his Facebook page that he spoke Arabic.

More with video @ Top Right News

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Holder Condemns Fatal Shooting of NYPD Officers as ‘Unspeakable Act of Barbarism’.......

Via Joe

 ........which he and Obama have been promoting.....

The officers were shot Saturday in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Authorities say the gunman later killed himself.

In a statement Saturday night, Holder called the attack “cowardly” and said it underscores the dangers that are routinely faced by those who protect and serve their fellow citizens.

Holder praised law enforcement officers as courageous men and women who routinely incur tremendous personal risks and place their lives on the line every day to preserve public safety.
He said all Americans are forever in their debt.

& he is also full of shit.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Teenage Son Mugged Near Family Home

Via Joe "Couldn't happen to a nicer family...."
 Image source: WGN-Tv

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s 17-year-old son was mugged near the family’s home, a spokeswoman for the mayor said.

Emanuel’s son Zach had “injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip,” spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday, adding that the mayor is focused on his son’s well-being and requested the news media respect the family’s privacy.

More @ The Blaze

Barbarous Blot on New England’s Escutcheon

African slavery in North America began with a Portuguese ship with slaves to sell, and a Virginia free black man who sued in court to retain a black man as a slave in 1654. Further north, New Englander’s were engaged in enslaving Indians who resisted their settlements, and developing a transatlantic slave trade that surpassed Liverpool’s dominance.
Bernhard Thuersam, Circ1865

Barbarous Blot on New England’s Escutcheon

“Negro slavery in New England was a peculiar admixture of servitude and bondage. There was the same horror of the [plantation-era] slave trade, the same spectacle of gangs of manacled blacks deposited on the wharves of Boston and Newport, and the same selling of human chattel at auction. Nor was the tearing the wife from husband, nor the separation of children from both, nor the existence of a slave code, peculiar only to the Middle and Southern Colonies. It was applicable in New England as well; and, in some instances, New England led the way.

The Puritan settlements of New England enjoyed, either contemporaneously or separately, the three forms of servitude common in that day, namely; indentured servants, Indian slaves, and Negro slaves. Indentured servants date from the founding of Massachusetts . . . [and a] new source of [servants] was soon found, however, for Indian warfare began about 1636, and the captives were promptly sold into slavery. The women and children were usually employed in the colonies; the warriors were carried to the West Indies and there sold as slaves.

The barbarous treatment of the Pequots by the New Englanders in their ruthless war of extermination against them, must ever remain a blot upon New England’s escutcheon. However, the pious Puritans easily dismissed any qualms of conscience which might have arisen, by the simple fact that “a gracious Providence had been pleased to deliver the heathen Indians into their hands.”

Thus the redskin, not the black man, was the first slave in New England. As such they were eagerly sought by the Puritans for their labor. Even the much-vaunted saintliness of Roger Williams, was not sufficient to deter him from writing John Winthrop, Governor of Massachusetts, asking that a small Indian boy be sent to him as a servant. He had just previously written Winthrop (1636), protesting against the cruel treatment of the Indians by the whites, and praying that “they be used kindly and have houses and fields given them.”

Indian slavery was, however, soon to be supplemented by Negro servitude, for the redskin was considered lazy, intractable, vindictive, and inclined to run away. [Most] authorities agree that the mention of Negro slaves by John Winthrop in his diary, in the year 1638 is the earliest authentic testimony of black slaves in New England. There were Negro slaves in New Haven [Connecticut] as early as 1644, six years after the founding of the colony. It is known that John Pantry of Hartford owned a slave in 1653. In New Hampshire [mention of black slaves mentioned in 1646].

The Eighteenth Century . . . saw the rise of the New England colonies as the greatest slave carriers of America. Quick to see the unprofitableness of the Negro slave as a laborer in such an environment, when the price of the slave was greater than the labor returned, the ingenious Yankee soon found a market in the West Indies for slaves, exchanged for rum, sugar and molasses on the Guinea Coast.

Massachusetts early assumed a commanding position in this trade. Peter Faneuil, whose “whole lineage is held in peculiar honor” in Boston, was typical of the many possessors of comfortable fortunes amassed from profits of this traffic.”

(Slave-Holding in New England and Its Awakening, Lorenzo J. Greene, Journal of Negro History, Carter G. Woodson, editor, Vol. XIII, No. 4, October, 1928, pp. 492-496)