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January 17, 2019

“Illegal Alien Caravan” Demands Sanctuary at Nancy Pelosi’s House

January 14 - Controversial journalist Laura Loomer has brought an “illegal alien caravan” to Nancy Pelosi’s house to highlight the House Speaker’s hypocrisy after she called walls immoral. Loomer’s stunt involved her collecting a group of illegals from from Guatemala and Mexico and traveling with them to Pelosi’s California vineyard estate. Loomer spray painted the world “immorality” on a tent above photos of American citizens killed by illegal aliens.

'We Say No to Everything That Has Any Religious Connotations': Sweden Bans Christian Messages

January 14 - A country whose flag includes a golden cross is saying no to God more and more. Swedish officials now admit they're taking intentional steps to limit expressions of religion. Recently, officials banned citizens from being able to register license plates having religious connotations. In an interview with Swedish news, Mikael Anderson, press officer for the Transport Agency, stated, "We deny any words that we believe can cause offense. Among other things we say no to everything that has any religious...

Atheists Warn Schools Against Ark Encounter Field Trips - Ark Founder Calls Their Bluff in a Big Way

January 14 - A Wisconsin-based atheist group has taken aim at the Ark Encounter tourist attraction in Williamstown, Kentucky by sending a letter to more than 1,000 school districts in five states, warning them that a field trip to the Ark would be unconstitutional. The Freedom From Religion Foundation wrote: "Public schools cannot organize trips for students to either the Creation Museum or the Ark Park. It is unacceptable to expose a captive audience of impressionable students...

Google Manipulated YouTube Search Results for Abortion, Maxine Waters, David Hogg

January 17 - In sworn testimony, Google CEO Sundar Pichai told Congress last month that his company does not “manually intervene” on any particular search result. Yet an internal discussion thread leaked to Breitbart News reveals Google regularly intervenes in search results on its YouTube video platform – including a recent intervention that pushed pro-life videos out of the top ten search results for “abortion.” The term “abortion” was added to a “blacklist” file for “controversial YouTube queries...

Google Employees Freak Out Over the Word ‘Family’

January 17 - According to a recent report, the use of the word “family” caused many Google employees to freak out, arguing that the term was homophobic. The Daily Caller reports that many Google employees were offended by the term “family” after it was used to describe a household with children when discussing a Google product aimed at kids. The backlash against the term was so severe that a vice president at the company was forced to comment on the issue and ask employees...

Mexico to ship gas on trains, thieves siphon whole pipelines

January 18 - Fuel thieves in Mexico have grown so bold they are drilling illegal taps under warehouses in big cities and siphoning off the entire contents of pipelines, Mexico's president said Wednesday. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said that at one pipeline carrying gasoline, thieves didn't just skim off part of the flow — they drilled so many taps they siphoned away all the fuel in the duct. "There was no pressure. They siphoned off all the fuel, because the pipeline is a sieve.

With Brexit deal in shambles, Theresa May sets date for new vote

January 17 - Days after the defeat of her Brexit deal and another no-confidence vote in Parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May will present a new plan Monday with a vote set for Tuesday. May is meeting with party leaders from across the political spectrum to find a compromise so Britain can leave the European Union with clear guidelines on trade and border security. May urged MPs to "put self-interest aside." "It will not be an easy task, but MPs know they have a duty to act in the national interest...

U.S. food recalls increased 10 percent over past 5 years

January 17 - The number of food recalls has increased 10 percent over the past five years, and some happened because of "archaic" laws, a nonprofit watchdog said in a new report released Thursday. The report by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, or PIRG, said recalls from crackers, to lettuce and meat increased from 2013 to 2018. U.S. Department of Agriculture Class 1 recalls of meat and poultry increased by a dramatic 83 percent. The Class 1 recalls "involve a health hazard situation...

January 10, 2019

Yet Another Left-Wing Couple Visits Dangerous Country to Spread Love, Disappears

January 10 - Yet another left-wing couple visited a dangerous foreign country to spread love and engage in utopian activism before promptly disappearing in another tragic case of cultural relativism. Canadian Edith Blais and her Italian boyfriend Luca Tacchetto were traveling in the West African country of Burkina Faso when all communications with their families abruptly ceased on December 15. It is thought that their pair were kidnapped, although their whereabouts remain unknown.

Ohio Public University Allows Men to Use Women's Restrooms

January 9 - A public university in Ohio allegedly allows its students and faculty to use restrooms of the opposite sex. The College Fix reports Wright State University's "All Gender and Universal Access Restrooms and Locker Rooms" policy states that the school "allows individuals to use the restroom that corresponds to their sex, gender identity, and/or gender expression." "We allow people to use the restroom facility they deem they need to use," the policy states.

Media Throw Everything at the Wall to See What Sticks

January 9 - Now that Trump has finally turned to the campaign promise that won him the election — build a wall and deport illegals — the Democrats, the media and even most Republicans are hysterical. Just remember: They were hysterical about Ronald Reagan, too. You don’t change history by being a follower, particularly if the people you’re following are unimaginative, go-with-the-flow company men. When President Reagan implemented the strategy that won the Cold War...

DC Comics Set to Release Superhero Comic Book Starring a Bungling Jesus Christ

January 9 - DC Comics drew critical praise for its series of short-run books that re-imagine classic characters and coming up soon, the company is set to release a new book featuring an out-of-touch, bungling Jesus Christ in the lead. The planned Vertigo imprint series will join previous re-imaginings such as the series about the 60s cartoon hit The Flintstones and a redux of the cartoon character Snagglepuss, both of which are stuffed with left-wing social justice warrior plots.

Merkel and Macron Pool Defence, Foreign Policy in Prototype ‘Sovereign Europe’

January 10 - Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are set to deepen Franco-German ties by signing a “twinning” treaty which has been criticised as an “erosion” of national sovereignty. The pro-open borders German chancellor and globalist French president are set to formalise their already close co-operation with shared defence, foreign and economic policy, and business regulations in what is seen as a prototype for a “more sovereign, united” Europe, The Times reports.

Red Lobster chain pulls ads from Tucker Carlson

January 9 - The latest company to remove its advertising from the Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” is the Red Lobster restaurant chain. The seafood chain did not specify what Carlson said to prompt the move, TheWrap reported. However, liberal activist Judd Legum and others flagged to Red Lobster president Salli Setta a comment Carlson made last week about women’s pay. Carlson said “study after study has shown that when men make less than women, women generally don’t want to marry them.”

Students hate Trump's border quotes, but they're from Dems

January 8 - Students on the campus of American University in Washington, D.C., reacted with disgust when they were read quotes regarding illegal aliens and the border wall that they thought came from President Trump. “I just really think it’s hateful speech,” said one. It turned out, however, that Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips was reading them the words of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Secretary of State Hillary of Clinton and President Barack Obama.

Bang! Dems introduce bill criminalizing private gun sales

January 9 - Gun-control advocate Gabby Giffords attended a ceremony Tuesday in which House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced a bill that would criminalize private gun sales. The legislation is titled H.R. 8 to honor the former congresswoman Giffords, who survived a shooting eight years ago, Jan. 8, 2011, Breitbart News reported. Pelosi issued a tweet saying, “It is truly blessing to have former Rep. @GabbyGiffords join us to introduce #HR8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019...

Seattle News Station Caught Doctoring Trump Video to Make President Look Stupid

January 10 - Seattle news station Q13 FOX was caught broadcasting a doctored version of President Trump’s border speech on Wednesday during which the video was manipulated to show Trump sticking out his tongue and making him look stupid. The clip, which was aired live on Tuesday night, shows Trump finishing a sentence before appearing to stick out his tongue for an elongated amount of time. The video then cuts to a generic station ID screen.

January 3, 2019

'Defund Planned Parenthood': Abortion Killed 42M People Last Year, the Leading Global Cause of Death

January 1 - More people died from abortions in 2018 than any other cause of death in the world. According to LifeNews, data compiled by Worldometers reveal that approximately 42 million abortions occurred around the world last year, making it the leading cause of death. Deaths from abortion exceeded those from cancer, HIV/Aids, suicide, and car accidents. Worldometers is an independent site that collects official data from governments, scientific journals, and other reputable groups like the World Health Organization.

Man Allegedly Attacks Woman McDonald's Employee over Straws

January 2 - A Florida man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly attacked a woman McDonald’s employee over a disagreement about straws, according to a video. The video, which has gone viral, shows customer Daniel Taylor, 40, reach over the counter at the St. Petersburg, Florida, McDonald’s before he allegedly grabbed the woman by her apron and dragged her towards him. The woman employee seemed to stumble, but she eventually regained her footing and began throwing a few punches in the man’s direction.

In Memoriam: 12 Americans Killed by Illegal Aliens in 2018

January 2 - As the number of illegal aliens continues soaring in the United States and the illegal alien population booms to potentially 22 million, there have been multiple Americans who have been the victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens this past year. Here, Breitbart News remembers 12 Americans who were killed or murdered by illegal aliens this year. The killing of 20-year-old University of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts is the most famous murder case of the year.

Coulter: Please, No More ‘Border Security’

January 2 - The media are trying to convince Trump that if he abandons the wall, he’ll be a statesman, so that as soon as he folds, they can start making fun of him as an untrustworthy liar. Everyone knows that we can never have a secure border without an impermeable barrier — something like a wall — across all of it. The Democrats know it, the voters know it, and the millions of illegals hurtling toward our border like cannonballs know it. The Democrats’ latest idea is to call a wall “immoral, ineffective and expensive.”

[Sweet Diversity] Twelve Germans Beaten In Random Attack By Asylum Seeker Mob

January 3 - A total of twelve Germans in the town of Amberg were brutally beaten by a mob of asylum seekers from Syria, Iran and Afghanistan in what has been described as an “orgy” of violence. The attacks occurred on Saturday with German media initially reporting that nine people had been injured by the asylum seekers but new reports indicate that at least twelve people were beaten by the group of four young men aged 17 to 19-years-old, German tabloid Bild reports.

Hospital blasts resident for threatening to give Jews 'wrong meds'

January 2 - A medical professional who has a long history of anti-Semitic comments online is no longer working at an Ohio hospital after threatening to give Jews “the wrong meds.” The Cleveland Clinic confirmed Lara Kollab, 27, who had been a supervised resident at the facility from July through September 2018, is no longer working there. “Cleveland Clinic was recently made aware of comments posted to social media by a former employee,” the hospital said. “She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic.

UK trade minister says ’50-50′ chance Brexit may be stopped

December 29 - Britain's trade minister Liam Fox said there is a "50-50" chance that Brexit may be stopped if parliament rejects the government's divorce deal with the European Union next month. "If we were not to vote for that, I'm not sure I would give it (Brexit) much more than 50-50," Fox, a leading supporter of leaving the EU, told the Sunday Times newspaper. With three months left until the United Kingdom is due to leave the EU on March 29, May's Brexit deal is floundering, opening up a range...

Angela Merkel: Nation States Must Be Willing to “Give Up Their Sovereignty”

December 28 - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told an audience in Berlin that “nation states should be willing to give up their sovereignty” and that governments shouldn’t listen to their own citizens on matters of immigration. During an event aimed at combating populism entitled Parliamentarism in the Tension of Globalization and National Sovereignty, Merkel brazenly said that “nation-states should be willing to give up their sovereignty today” and this should be done via an “orderly process”.

Security Expert: Sweden is “On the Way to Civil War”

December 28 - International security expert Olle Fjordgren warns that Sweden is “on the way to civil war” as a result of its soft justice system and inability to tackle the country’s expanding “no go zones” where crime is rampant. In an interview with the Ingrid and Maria news blog, Fjordgren, who has been hired as a security advisor by the governments of Pakistan, Ethiopia and Mongolia, states, “We have basically given up and the criminals have seized power. Right now we have nothing to oppose...

[Sweet Diversity] Islamic Terrorist Stabs 3 People, Shouts “Aloha Snackbar,” Muslim Group Says ‘Motive Unclear’

January 1 - An Islamic terrorist stabbed three people in Manchester, UK last night before screaming “Aloha Snackbar” and “Long live the Caliphate,” prompting a major Muslim group in the UK to assert that the motive behind the attack was “unclear”. Wielding a 12 inch knife, the terrorist stabbed two members of the public and a police officer at Manchester’s Victoria station just before 9pm last night as revelers prepared to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Witness Sam Clack said he heard the terrorist shouting...

[Sweet Diversity] 99 Vehicles Set on Fire In Migrant-Heavy Paris Suburb on New Year’s Eve

January 1 - 99 vehicles were set on fire in the migrant-heavy Paris suburb of Saint Denis last night while clashes with police were also reported. The Intelligence Fusion Twitter account posted a map which stated that, “In addition to 99 cars being set on fire, nine bonfires were also identified.” Setting cars on fire has become a “tradition” for migrant youths who routinely set vehicles ablaze on New Year’s Eve. Located just 6 miles from the Eiffel Tower, Saint Denis is home to no less than 400,000 illegal...

[Sweet Diversity] Firemen Flee After Being Attacked by Migrant Youths in Multicultural Molenbeek

January 2 - Firemen were forced to flee after migrant youths in the multicultural suburb of Molenbeek, Brussels attacked them with stones and fireworks. A house in the area even burned to the ground because firemen had to wait too long for police protection. “We are really tired of this ‘New Year’s tradition,'” Eric Labourdette, a spokesman for the fire brigade union told Belgian newspaper HLN, adding “They call us for small fires and attack us while we want to help.”

YouTube Begins Injecting Direct Links To CNN At Top Of Search Results

January 3 - Google-owned YouTube has introduced a new “feature” whereby news-related search terms now offer links directly to CNN’s website as the number one result. A search for “Trump Romney” early Thursday brought up a link to an article on CNN’s website under a box dubbed “Developing news.” The number one video result was also CNN. Though they started putting links to Wikipedia at the top of “conspiracy-related” search results last year, this is the first time...

‘Violent Mob’ Attacked Agents, Attempted to Push Minors Over Barbed-Wire

January 3 - The migrants gathered at the San Diego sector of the United States border with Mexico on New Year’s Eve tried to force their way over the barrier. When turned back by Customs and Border Patrol agents, some in the group started throwing rocks and attempted to push children over the barbed wire atop the barrier. “Once again we have had a violent mob of migrants attempt to enter the United States illegally by attacking our agents with projectiles,” Katie Waldman...

CAFO California — One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth

January 1 - California's San Joaquin Valley is an agricultural powerhouse in the U.S., producing more than $17 billion a year in crops on some 7 million acres of fields. The region is also home to CAFO (concentrated animal feeding operation) animals, including cattle. At the valley's largest feedlot, Harris Ranch, 100,000 cattle are packed in over a stretch of 800 acres. While it's no secret that California is saddled with a sizable problem of air pollution, many people picture urban traffic as the source...

December 27, 2018

ICE releases hundreds of migrants in Texas, New Mexico

December 27 - More than 500 migrants were released Wednesday onto the streets of Texas and New Mexico, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement said, as the government struggles to detain illegal aliens amid an influx of Central Americans trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border. The release on Wednesday followed days of other mass releases by the agency in order to prevent migrant families from being detained longer than allowed. On Christmas Day, the agency released 186 migrants...

Illegal Alien Charged with Violently Raping College Student

December 26 - An illegal alien has been arrested and charged with violently raping a Connecticut college student in 2014. Edibaldo “Eddie” Duran, a 29-year-old illegal alien, was arrested in Mexico City, Mexico last week by the U.S. Marshal Service, according to News12 Connecticut, after he allegedly raped a college student in 2014 and fled the country to Mexico. Duran was extradited to Connecticut and charged with the alleged September 2014 rape.

German army 'could recruit EU citizens'

December 27 - Seven years after Germany scrapped conscription, its defence chief has said employing EU citizens is "an option" to fill expert posts. Army general inspector Eberhard Zorn said the forces had to "look in all directions in times of a lack of qualified personnel", such as doctors and IT specialists. The armed forces have been beset by years of under-investment. Germany aims to increase its military by 21,000 personnel by 2025. It has also pledged to raise its defence budget...

Hezbollah races to save terror tunnels as IDF floods them

December 27 - The IDF flooded with cement and water the Hezbollah tunnels, which appear to have been dug from residential houses in Lebanese villages, as the Shi’ite terror group scrambles to salvage what’s left of their strategic assets. At the beginning of the month, the IDF launched Operation Northern Shield to expose and neutralize terror tunnels Hezbollah has constructed along the Israel-Lebanon border since 2006, and so far five underground constructions have been destroyed by the Israeli military.

Swedish Politician Says It’s “Crucial” For Young Swedes To Learn Arabic if They’re to be Successful

December 19 - Swedish Moderate Party leader Ulf Kristersson insists that it’s “crucial” for young Swedes to learn Arabic if they are to be successful in the future. During a speech at Haymarket Hotel in Stockholm, Kristersson said that in order to assure Sweden’s “competitiveness in the increasingly globalised economy,” it’s crucial for the long term success of Swedish students “to master not only English, school-level French and school-level German, but also Arabic and Chinese.”

Swedish TV Show Celebrates Christmas By Featuring Muslim Woman Who Doesn’t Celebrate Christmas

December 24 - Sweden’s largest television station celebrated Christmas by featuring a Muslim woman wearing a hijab who does not celebrate Christmas. TV4 Nyhetsmorgon showcased the cooking talents of veil-covered Camilla Hamid, who was invited to bake “Christmas classics” despite not personally recognizing the Christian festival. “Of course you do not celebrate Christmas, because you are a Muslim,” said program owner Anders Pihlblad during the segment.

Woman Tourist Who Complained About Islamophobia Raped & Murdered by Islamists in Morocco

December 24 - One of the women Scandanavian hiker victims who was raped and murdered by Islamic State supporters in Morocco previously posted a video on her Facebook page showing a bearded Muslim man urging people to “never judge people by their appearance.” Please share this crucial video.

Cortez botches biblical story of Jesus’ birth in attempt to defend refugees

December 26 - Don’t let a few historical facts get in the way of trying to score a political point. Social Congressman-to-be Alexandria Cortez took to Twitter on Tuesday to wish the world a Merry Christmas, and attempted to use the day to score a political point for refugees. Except she got the story wrong. “Joy to the World!” she tweeted. “Merry Christmas everyone – here’s to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people,” she continued, adding in parenthesis, “Including refugee babies...

Least-Educated State: California No. 1 in Percentage of Residents 25 and Older Who Never Finished 9th Grade; No. 50 in High School Graduates

December 19 - California ranks No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have graduated from high school, according to new data from the Census Bureau. Texas ranks No. 2 for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 49th for the percentage who have graduated from high school. 9.7 percent of California residents 25 and older, the Census Bureau says...

Cannabis is a big hit for Christmas gift-giving

December 24 - 73-year-old Judy gave the gift of pot to herself, unafraid to vape and smoke inside the lounge at the Magnolia dispensary in Oakland. She said she has been smoking marijuana since the 1960s, and thought the perfect way to relax on Christmas Eve was to buy some marijuana. “I just learned about this place a year ago,” Judy said. “I’m doing great now.” Just like her, dozens of customers have been lining up and packing into Bay Area cannabis dispensaries to buy holiday gifts...

Whole Foods Market Rated Worst for Toxic Food Packaging

December 26 - While you might expect eating at fast-food restaurants would negatively affect your health, you may not think purchasing food at Whole Foods Market, hailed for high food standards, may do the same thing — not due to the quality of the food itself, but rather the packaging in which they're sold. Deli foods and hot food bars use packaging coated with fluorinated chemicals in order to prevent grease from leaking through. Fluorinated chemicals and perfluorinated compounds...

Dollar Stores Feed More Americans Than Whole Foods

December 26 - Dollar stores such as Dollar General and Dollar Tree (which also owns Family Dollar) are becoming a primary source of food for many families. The chains feed more Americans than Whole Foods, which isn't surprising when you consider there are 30,000 Dollar General and Dollar Tree stores across the U.S. — outnumbering Walmart's and McDonald's' combined — compared to 446 Whole Foods locations. The dollar store chains also claim to have their sights on yet another 20,000 locations.

December 19, 2018

Boycott-hit Chick-fil-A flying high in fast-food rankings

December 18 - Chick-fil-A, the fast-food restaurant with the famed cattle urging “Eat Mor Chikin,” recently was banned from Rider University’s campus because the company’s owners support traditional marriage. The chain also faces a boycott in Toronto, and Pittsburgh officials tried to rid their city of the restaurant. The New Yorker magazine said it did not want another franchise in the Big Apple. There’s a web page called “These are the Best Reasons to Hate Chick-fil-A.” And on Facebook is a page called...

Confederate monuments vanished overnight. Here's where they went

December 19 - After decades of being prominently displayed in parks here, years of being fiercely debated and a whirlwind overnight removal from their public perches a year ago, three Confederate monuments remain stashed away, their future unclear and their exact location unknown to most. Memphis is one of a number of cities that saw Confederate monuments come down from public spaces as cries for their removal reached a fever pitch in 2017. Some, like Baltimore, brought statues down...

Shock: 11-year-old Performs in Drag on Stage at NYC Homosexual Club

December 19 - A homosexual bar in New York hosted an event earlier this month in which a 11-year-old crossdresser performed on stage while patrons threw money at him. The 3 Dollar Bill homosexual club in Brooklyn sold tickets to the “Club Whoa!!!” show on EventBrite for $15, promising 11-year-old “drag kid” Desmond Napoles, AKA Desmond Is Amazing, would headline the event. Subsequent video and photos from the event posted to Instagram and Reddit show Desmond indeed performed...

Democrat NY State Senator Tells Twitter User to Kill Herself, Twitter Gives Him a Free Pass

December 19 - NY state Senator Kevin Parker told a Twitter user to kill herself in response to a tweet she sent. Parker was reacting to a tweet written by Candice Giove, the deputy communications director for the New York state Senate’s Republican majority. Giove accused Parker of illegally transferring his parking placard to a different vehicle, and then parking it in a bike lane. Parker’s unhinged tweet isn’t even the most disturbing part about this story. What’s truly unsettling is that Twitter is refusing...

“Outraged” Trump Claims 19,000 Missing Strzok Texts Would Have Exposed Mueller Probe “Hoax”

December 18 - Mere hours before his former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, is expected to be sentenced for lying to the FBI (and hours after Robert Mueller finally released a heavily redacted sentencing memo), an angry President Trump once again lashed out at the FBI on twitter over former Agent Peter Strzok and his former “FBI lover” Lisa Page, who deleted some 19,000 texts exchanged on their company phones that should have been collected during a Congressional investigation...

Soros Org Gave $500K to Activists Who Accosted Fla. AG at Movie Theater

December 18 - The left-wing activist group that accosted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a movie theater in June received half a million dollars in 2017 from an organization funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros in 2017, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. Organize Florida, the group that hounded Bondi from a Florida movie theater, received $500,000 last year from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), according to OSPC’s most recent tax forms.

George Soros Named 'Person of the Year' for 2018 by the Financial Times

December 18 - The Financial Times named George Soros, as its Person of the Year for 2018, calling him the "standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society". The 88-year-old Jewish billionaire is a global target of right-wing politicians and conspiracy theorists who claim he is trying to subvert national identities. Soros was born to a Jewish family in Hungary, having escaped the Holocaust and has been singled out by far-right Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban who has pushed...

'Aggressive' coyote in Texas attacks two joggers on morning run: ‘It just kept coming and coming’

December 18 - Two joggers were attacked by a coyote in Frisco, Texas on Monday morning, police confirmed. Sheri Devore and Marcia Foster were heading home from their 45-minute run around 5:30 a.m. Monday when the animal allegedly approached the two women and “lunged” at Foster, according to Fox 4. “It knocked her down. I was like trying to grab her to get up. And the overwhelming thought in my head was: ‘just stay up.’ If you go down, that’s it,” Devore told the news station...

L.A.'s Housing Crisis Hits Hollywood: The Entertainment Workers Living in Their Cars

December 19 - In response to exorbitant rents, many assistants, craftsmen and working actors are adopting a transient lifestyle, some by choice, some less so: "It's hard for me to say this because I don't think of myself as in need of help, but right now I need help." Even by Los Angeles standards, Noelle spends a lot of time worrying about parking. A writers room production assistant for a major streamer and script reader for a premium cable network, Noelle wakes up at 6 a.m. on weekdays to secure a spot...

December 13, 2018

Church of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony For Gender ‘Transitions’

December 13 - While the Church of England – the largest Christian denomination in the United Kingdom – is stopping short of calling its newly instituted blessing for “transgenders” a second baptism, priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new women names, and women by their new men names. The guidance declares, “For a trans person to be addressed...

Father of Swedish terror victim attacked by migrant who vandalised her grave – Police do nothing

December 13 - The illegal migrant who almost daily violates 11-year-old Ebba Åkerlund’s grave attacked Ebba’s father, Stefan, last night. “When I called the police no one came,” the father writes on Facebook: “This gets sicker and sicker. When I visited my beloved daughter’s grave tonight he was there, and he was extremely threatening. He looked even more terrifying with one eye missing. Given that he has previously pulled a knife on the verger, I suspect he’s capable of anything.”

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel: Legalize pot, open casino to pay down city’s $28B pension debt

December 13 - Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday proposed a solution to clamp down on the city’s $28 billion in public-pension debt: legalize marijuana and open a city-owned casino. Emanuel called Chicago's pension crisis a "flashing yellow light of uncertainty" and instability for the city. The lame-duck mayor outlined steps the city has taken in recent years to stabilize the funds, including raising taxes. “For the last seven-and-a-half years, we have worked together to stabilize, strengthen...

California mulls tax on text messaging

December 13 - A California regulator's plan to tax texts in order to fund cellphones for the poor hit a snag Wednesday after a Federal Communications Commission ruled text messages aren't subject to the utility agency's authority. The decision by the FCC, which categorized text messages as "information services" on par with emails and not "telecommunications services," came in an effort to combat robo-texts and spam messages. The California Public Utilities Commission now faces...

Trump cancels White House Christmas party - for the press

December 13 - President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees...

Glass-a-day drinkers less likely than teetotallers to end up in hospital

December 12 - People who enjoy one glass of wine a day are less likely to be admitted to hospital than teetotallers, a new study suggests. Researchers said the finding show “moderate” consumption of alcohol means a lower risk of hospitalisation and of suffering heart disease. The study involving Harvard University tracked more than 21,000 men and women living in Italy for six years. It found that teetotallers were 11 per cent more likely to end up being hospitalised, compared with those who...

Dems Change Rules to Make It Easier to Raise Taxes

December 12 - It is no surprise that one of the first acts of the new Democrat majority will be to make it easier to raise taxes on the American people. Incoming House Rules Chairman Jim McGovern (D-Mass.) has announced that House Democrats have abandoned a rules plan that would have required a three-fifths House majority to raise taxes. The House rules proposal would have limited the new Democrat majority’s ability to raise taxes, something that the tax-and-spend left has never been comfortable with.

California lawmaker arrested for 'child cruelty' says he spanked his daughter

December 13 - A California lawmaker who was arrested on suspicion of child cruelty says the allegation stemmed from spanking his seven-year-old daughter. Democrat Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter on Sunday night because she was acting up. Arambula said he believed his daughter went to school angry the following morning and told a teacher about what had happened. He was arrested on Monday after officials at Dailey Elementary Charter School...