Harvard pulls pro-gun Parkland survivor’s acceptance over years-old racial slurs

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Conservative pundit Kyle Kashuv will not join fellow Parkland shooting survivor and gun control advocate David Hogg at Harvard, saying that school pulled his acceptance over racial slurs he made in private messages when he was 16.

Having been set to attend Harvard in 2020 after taking a year off school, Kashuv announced in a series of tweets on Monday that the Ivy League institute had decided to rescind his acceptance “over texts and comments made nearly two years ago, months prior to the shooting.”

Kashuv was one of the students at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida, during the February 2018 attack that left 17 students and staff killed and another 17 injured. While Hogg and several other seniors became celebrity gun control activists, Kashuv made public his pro-gun views, including the right to arm school staff.

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He worked for the high-school outreach wing of the pro-Trump organization Turning Point USA, and even met with the president himself. In May, however, someone dug up a private chat from 2016 in which Kashuv repeatedly used a racial slur referring to African-American.

Although he was 16 at the time and the comments were made in private, Kashuv took responsibility in a public apology on Twitter, saying his remarks had been “idiotic,” “callous and inflammatory.”

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Harvard seemingly agreed with his assessment, but didn’t feel like his apology was quite enough. After reviewing the apology letter, the school replied saying he would no longer be welcome to attend, citing concerns over his “maturity and moral character.”

Despite seeking guidance from the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and requesting a face to face meeting regarding the incident, Harvard had already made its decision. In his tweets, Kashuv pointed out the irony of university’s apparent message that in contemporary society, certain “mistakes brand you as irredeemable,” especially considering the school’s own “checkered past.”

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“If Harvard is suggesting that growth isn’t possible and that our past defines our future, then Harvard is an inherently racist institution. But I don’t believe that,” Kashuv added.

Harvard has yet to issue any public response to his comments.
Despite the blow, Kashuv has gotten some support from conservative media personality Ben Shapiro, who argued that uncovering things people said when they were teenagers and holding it against them creates an “insane and cruel”standard, and sets a dangerous precedent.

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One has to wonder what implications the decision will have for future applicants– or even those already attending the prestigious institution. Around the same time Kashuv’s comments were unearthed in May, the Harvard Lampoon ran an image of Holocaust victim Anne Frank in a bikini which was widely panned as anti-Semitic and even condemned by the New England regional director of the Anti-Defamation League.

It seems that, at least for the time being, their apology was enough.

‘Hateful, ignorant, pedophilic’: Harvard magazine slammed for FAKE IMAGE of Anne Frank in bikini

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2020: Dems Won’t Criticize Biden’s Time as Vice President for Fear of Attacking Obama Legacy ‘political suicide’ to ‘question Obama’s record’

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By Nate Church

Joe Biden’s rivals in the race for the 2020 Democrat presidential nomination are attacking him  from all angles, save one: Biden’s time as Barack Obama’s vice president.

“People are very nostalgic for that time,” an activist told Politico. Among liberal voters, the Obama administration is inextricably entwined with pre-Trump nostalgia. Years after his presidency, Obama remains extremely popular with his base. That is good news for Joe “Malarkey” Biden, who is riding that goodwill toward the Oval Office.

“It’s going to be challenging for progressives to attack that legacy,” said chief executive Yvette Simpson, of the “Democracy for America” PAC. “Because Obama not only is and was so popular, but people are very nostalgic for that time, particularly after a few years of Trump.”

Cory Booker has called a crime bill that Biden helped write in 1994 “awful” and “shameful.” Bernie Sanders has gone after Biden for his support of the Iraq War and NAFTA, while Elizabeth Warren has criticized him as “on the side of the credit card companies.” None of them, however, seem willing to contest any matter from his actual White House tenure, despite Politico noting the left has plenty of issues with the Obama administration’s legacy:

For years, left-wing activists have disapproved of the Obama administration’s management of the economic crash, opioid crisis, immigrant deportations, and ill-fated attempts to compromise with Republicans. But many believe it would be political suicide for progressive presidential candidates to question Obama’s record at length, even in the service of defeating Biden.

Sean McElwee, the co-founder of the left-wing think tank Data for Progress, had an arch response: “The biggest weaknesses Biden has, for the most part, are not things he did in the Obama administration,” he said. “Luckily for progressives, Joe Biden is literally 150 years old, which means he has a half-century of a career otherwise to attack.”

Adam Green, co-founder of Progressive Change Campaign Committee — which recently endorsed Warren over Biden — simply does not think Joe is right for the job. “It’s perfectly consistent to say that President Obama righted the ship and aimed it in a better direction,” he claimed, “but now we have an opportunity to move the ship much further and much faster toward progress.”

“The person to do that is clearly not Joe Biden,” Green added, “as he moves backwards on issues ranging from the Hyde Amendment to NAFTA to a ‘middle ground’ on the existential climate crisis.”

Meanwhile, Biden has drawn a sought-after demographic into his fold: black Americans who supported his “buddy Barack.” Yvette Simpson, head of the progressive Democracy for America PAC acknowledged the risk of alienating that demographic. “Biden’s early advantage among African-Americans has more to do with Obama than Biden. And if you attack that, you start to alienate those voters,” she said.

“Biden is winning, or at least is ahead, because nobody has made the argument that Obama’s policies are the reason that Democrats lost in 2016,” said Matt Stoller, a former Senate Budget Committee aide under Bernie Sanders. “They’re not challenging the fundamental narrative that Joe Biden is running on, which is that Obama did a good job and we need to get back to that.”

“I’ve been bugging the campaigns about it,” he said, but “they’re like, ‘Yeah, yeah, we know, but we don’t have a way to do it.’”

CENSORSHIP: WordPress De-Platforms Blog That Posted Statistics About Muslims

WordPress continues to censor blogs that it deems inappropriate.

A blog that posted statistics about Muslims has been squashed from WordPress in an apparent effort to censor information that might portray the “religion of peace” in a negative light.

The site, called muslimstatistics.wordpress.com was suspended for an alleged terms of service violation:

One of the pieces from the website, archived here, shows that the content was in no way malicious. Rather, it was factual.

“USA: Muslim ‘refugees’ – 91.4% on food stamps, 68.3% on Cash Welfare,” said the headline of a post from 2015.

To prove its claim, the site used a chart from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – a federal government entity:

The post then simply explained the chart:

The statistics in the chart are provided by the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  The ORR figures defined refugees from the “Middle East” as being from Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen.

During the time period referenced in the chart (FY2008 to FY2013), the United States admitted 115,617 refugees from the Middle East and granted asylum to another 10,026.  Also during this 5-year time frame, according to the Department of Homeland Security, the United States granted permanent admission to a total of 308,805 individuals from these same 10 Middle Eastern countries (designated as refugee-sending nations) through the issuance of green cards.

These government statistics were apparently too inflammatory for WordPress, who decided to censor the blog.

WordPress recently took down another blog, Creeping Sharia, that chronicled the misdeeds of Muslims in the West.

Big League Politics reported:

A blog that chronicled the rise of Sharia in the West and the persecution of Christians worldwide was told abruptly by WordPress Monday that its content was no longer welcome on the platform.

In an automated message, Creeping Sharia was informed that it had violated WordPress’ terms of service, and that it was no longer welcome to use the platform. The message said:

Upon review of your  site we have determined that your content does not align with our Terms of Service or User Guidelines. As stated in our Terms, we may choose to stop providing service to an account at any time, for any reason, or none at all. As such, your site has been suspended and will not be returned.

Creeping Sharia’s apparent crime was reporting stories like Islamist terror attacks that killed Christians in Nigeria, or that Mohammad was the number one name for baby boys in Berlin, Germany in 2018.

The site describes itself on Twitter as “Documenting news on the threat of Islamic sharia law and jihad to freedoms in the U.S., and beyond.”

The topic of censorship by Big Tech is at the forefront of political discourse.

The purge of Creeping Sharia is the latest in a wave of de-platforming by large technology platforms.

VIDEO SHOWING CHILD TWERKING AT GAY PRIDE PARADE CAUSES OUTRAGE

Video Showing Child Twerking at Gay Pride Parade Causes Outrage

“If I’m a “bigot” for opposing this evil, then so be it”

JUNE 17, 2019

A video showing a young boy twerking at a gay pride parade while attendees encourage him has caused outrage.

The clip, posted on Twitter, shows a boy aged around 8-10 years old performing the provocative dance, in which the performer thrusts their hips back and shakes their buttocks while squatting.

“If I’m a “bigot” for opposing this evil, then so be it,” said Grant Palmer, who posted the original video, which now has over a million views.

Other respondents echoed his sentiments.

“This is pure evil being pushed by the left,” said Robby Starbuck. “They’re sexualizing kids & working to socially engineer a world where kids have no innocence. I don’t think they realize what a red line this is for many of us. We must fight this evil. This’ll never be okay.”

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“Makes me so sad, how much has he seen in his short life. Kids like this feel used up before they are grown,” said another Twitter user.

As I document in the video below, more gay people are beginning to express their opposition to pride parades given that such behavior doesn’t exactly portray the gay community in a credible light.

Supporters Line up 40 Hours Early for Donald Trump 2020 Kickoff Rally in Florida

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By Charlie Spiering

President Donald Trump’s supporters began lining up in Florida on Monday morning ahead of his scheduled campaign launch on Tuesday.

Local media reported eight Trump supporters began to camp out at 2:30 a.m. Monday as the first in line at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

On Twitter, Trump said the rally would be “record-setting” after the campaign received over 100,000 ticket requests. The arena sits 20,000.

“Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible – and it will only get better!” Trump wrote.

The campaign plans to kick off the event at 10:00 a.m. with food trucks, live music, and will set up big screens outside the stadium for Trump’s speech.

“Inside and out, the excitement at this Trump rally will be something to remember as President Trump makes history,” Campaign Chief Operating Officer Michael Glassner said in a statement to reporters.

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Memphis: Mobs Riot After Police Shoot ‘Wanted Violent Felon’ Who Said Cops ‘Gone Have to Kill Me’

By Chris Menahan

Mobs rioted in Memphis and attacked police on Wednesday night after 20-year-old Brandon Webber was shot and killed by police for allegedly ramming them with his vehicle and exiting his car with a weapon.

Webber, whom the media is highlighting was an “honors student,” said on Facebook Live in a reportedly now-deleted video that police “gone have to kill me” hours before he was shot.

Webber was wanted by police for allegedly “cold-bloodedly” shooting a man 5 times on June 3 and stealing his car.

Extended video of his Facebook Live stream shows it started with Webber lighting up a blunt and ended with him talking about how the police “gonna have to kill me homie.”

“I ain’t even gonna lie, Ima do they ass so bad,” Webber added before bursting into laughter.

From The Daily Mail, “Girlfriend of Memphis honors student, 20, ‘killed by cops in hail of bullets’ goes in to LABOR as riots break out overnight with furious protesters pelting cops with bricks and bottles”:

The pregnant girlfriend of a 20-year-old black man who was shot dead by U.S. Marshals during an attempted arrest outside his family’s home went into labor as riots broke out in the streets of the working-class Memphis neighborhood where he was killed.

Brandon Webber was shot and killed by officers on Wednesday night as they tried to arrest him for multiple warrants, including violent felony offenses, outside his home in Frayser in North Memphis.

Webber, who has a two-year-old son, was shot between 16 and 20 times, according to his father Sonny Webber. Authorities have not confirmed what his felony warrants were or how many gunshots were fired.
[…] Public records show that Webber was arrested five times, for driving violations and on charges that included possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Shortly before he was shot on Wednesday, Webber posted a live video on Facebook that showed him in a car, rapping and apparently smoking a marijuana cigarette. In the video, he looked out the window and said he saw police.

With a laugh, he looked directly into the camera and said the officers would ‘have to kill me.’ The video appeared to have been removed from his Facebook page late Thursday morning. 

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigations said officers went to his home at about 7pm to look for Webber who had outstanding warrants, including the violent felony offense that occurred on June 3.

Officers said they saw Webber get into a vehicle and that he then proceeded to ram task force vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon. Marshals then opened fire on Webber. He died at the scene, according to officers.

CNN reported Thursday that 36 officers were injured after what they referred to as “demonstrators” reportedly “threw bricks at police and vandalized squad cars.”

“All those hospitalized have been released,” CNN reported. “Three people have been charged with disorderly conduct and one of them also with inciting a riot.”

Video shared on social media showed rioters smashing up a cop car as police stood by and watched:
A local news reporter was allegedly violently attacked:
NewsNowMemphis captured footage of several rioters hurling objects at police:

According to the media, the real story here was an “honors student” with a “pregnant girlfriend” being shot by police just for being black.

MEXICO ROUNDS UP 800 MIGRANTS NEAR GUATEMALA BORDER

Mexico Rounds Up 800 Migrants Near Guatemala Border

One of biggest immigration swoops in recent months

Daily Mail – JUNE 17, 2019

Mexican officials have detained nearly 800 undocumented migrants discovered in four trucks in eastern Mexico in four trucks.

Mexico’s National Migration Institute (INM) said in a statement late on Saturday that 791 foreign nationals were found in the trucks stopped in the eastern state of Veracruz, confirming earlier reports of mass arrests.

The discovery of the illegal immigrants was one of the biggest swoops by the INM in recent months.

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Tech Giants Are Driving Us Into A Technocratic Dystopian Future Of Censorship And Unpersoning

Published on Jun 16, 2019

We Are Heading Straight Into A Technocratic Dystopian Future. With the censorship of Project Veritas and my video on censorship itself we can truly see that ‘the fire truck is on fire.’ If any of us try to prove censorship and that political motivations drive the tech giants they shut us down. This is just another example of the encroaching nightmare dystopia. A future run by unelected billionaires who are accountable to no one and refuse to stop.

While these tech giants have destroyed local journalism and slowly monopolized public discourse many far left activists have defended them as private businesses. Now Facebook seeks to launch a new currency called ‘Libra’ and has the backing of Visa, Mastercard, and Paypal.
Tech giants will now begin slowly monopolizing the economy, removing your access to trade and speech. Its possible that Libra fails but we have already seen Mastercard and Chase bank ‘debank’ conservatives and political figures.
Under the guise of social justice these companies have begun removing people they view to be ‘unhealthy’ for the conversation. But who gives them this right? How long until these companies ban you from finance and the economy for wrongthink?
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