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Knotts Berry Farm Shuts Down Mental Institution Haunted House

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Attraction deemed insensitive to people who care about mental health.

Knotts Berry Farm Shuts Down Mental Institution Haunted House

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9/29/2016 at 8:30pm
As if the election season isn’t scary enough, the start of October a few days away and Halloween-themed everything can be seen everywhere. In Southern California, Knotts Berry Farm pulls out all the stops in making its amusement park the scariest place on earth. However, according to some mental health advocates, the…
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Trump Hillary w border

Newspapers Lose Subscribers After Hillary Endorsements

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

“The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes”

Newspapers Lose Subscribers After Hillary Endorsements

Trump Hillary w border
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9/29/2016 at 8:00pm
I saw this one coming when I first saw the Arizona Republic’s Hillary endorsement, but it seems to be rather more widespread. The New York Times reports: The subscription cancellations were coming every 10 minutes. Angry readers have been calling in droves. One caller issued a death threat. “We’re feeling the weight of our…
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SCOTUS to determine validity of “The Slants” trademark, may affect “Redskins” trademark as well

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Challenge to law barring “disparaging” trademarks

SCOTUS to determine validity of “The Slants” trademark, may affect “Redskins” trademark as well

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9/29/2016 at 7:00pm
We followed the Washington Redskins name controversy rather closely, including legal action taken against them.  Now the Supreme Court is taking up a case that, while not directly related to the Redskins, may impact the team and its name. The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court will decide whether a federal law that…
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Allen West

St. Louis U. Requires Prof to Give Trigger Warning Remarks Before Allen West Speech

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

We have to coddle the babies.

St. Louis U. Requires Prof to Give Trigger Warning Remarks Before Allen West Speech

Allen West
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9/29/2016 at 6:30pm
St. Louis University is requiring that a professor is given a chance to contextualize Allen West’s remarks before he makes a speech at the school. They’re not calling this a trigger warning, but that’s exactly what it is. Young America’s Foundation reports: SLU Requires Professor Speak Before Allen West to ‘Contextualize’ His Remarks Saint…
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Former French President Sarkozy Pledges to Help UK Reverse Brexit

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

. . . not that they want to

Former French President Sarkozy Pledges to Help UK Reverse Brexit

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-11576712
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9/29/2016 at 5:30pm
As much as I enjoyed former French president Nicholas Sarkozy’s colorful assessment of Obama and heartily disliked his open mike remarks about Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu, it wasn’t a huge surprise when Sarkozy lost his reelection bid. Last month, however, Sarkozy announced he’s running for president again, and it seems that he has landed…
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Prager U: Is America’s Tax System Fair?

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Pay your fair share…or something.

Prager U: Is America’s Tax System Fair?

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9/29/2016 at 5:00pm
We all love to complain about taxes and the IRS. People on both sides complain the system isn’t fair, but for different reasons. Should the rich pay more taxes? Is there some truth to the “fair share” argument? Author Amity Shlaes explains one tax solution I think everyone would like.
 
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At Vassar College, hosting a pro-Israel speaker still is controversial

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Bret Stephens’ talk, “Why I Support Israel,” sparks controversy, including from pro-BDS Jewish Studies Prof.

At Vassar College, hosting a pro-Israel speaker still is controversial

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9/29/2016 at 4:00pm
Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, has had an abysmal few years when it comes to anti-Israel and sometimes antisemitic activity. You can scroll through our Vassar Tag for dozens of posts. Here are a few of those posts that provide an overview: Vassar Prof: “Anti-Jewish speech off and on campus is very real” …
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Khamenei to Ahmadinejad Third Term: Thanks, but no thanks

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Ahmadinejad is too “polarizing”

Khamenei to Ahmadinejad Third Term: Thanks, but no thanks

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9/29/2016 at 3:30pm
Looks like we won’t be treated to long, rambling speeches in which we are told that America is in league with the Devil, etc.  Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told  former two-time president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, that his services won’t be needed in a third term. The Times of India reports: Iran’s controversial…
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http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/28/no-weapon-found-at-scene-of-el-cajon-sho?videoId=369975465

San Diego area at the center of police shooting unrest

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the scene of the fatal shooting.

San Diego area at the center of police shooting unrest

http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/09/28/no-weapon-found-at-scene-of-el-cajon-sho?videoId=369975465
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9/29/2016 at 2:30pm
Now that the demonstrations have subsided in Charlotte, North Carolina, a San Diego neighborhood is facing potential unrest in the wake of a police shooting involving a black man. A black man was shot in an encounter with El Cajon Police Tuesday, multiple witnesses said, while a woman wailed nearby, demanding to…
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Former College Administrator Charged for Stealing NY Man’s Trump Signs

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

“It was stupid. I feel ashamed that I did it.”

Former College Administrator Charged for Stealing NY Man’s Trump Signs

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9/29/2016 at 2:00pm
A former college administrator was caught stealing a man’s Trump lawn signs in Amherst, NY when the homeowner put up cameras to catch the thief in action. WIVB News reports: Local academic admits to stealing Trump campaign signs If anything, the 2016 presidential election has been divisive, for the candidates and for voters. And so,…
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Gallup: American Preference for Divided Government Lowest in 15 Years

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Out: checks and balances; In: meh, it doesn’t matter

Gallup: American Preference for Divided Government Lowest in 15 Years

Obama SOTU 2016 pointing
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9/29/2016 at 1:00pm
According to a recent Gallup poll, D. C. gridlock and “do nothing Congress” accusations seem to have taken its toll on Americans’ preference for divided government.  Just 20% of Americans now prefer the presidency and Congress to be controlled by different parties…the lowest it’s been in 15 years. Gallup reports: One in five…
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James Comey

FBI Creating Database of Police Use of Deadly Force

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

What can go wrong?

FBI Creating Database of Police Use of Deadly Force

James Comey
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9/29/2016 at 12:30pm
The FBI has come up with a way to track all instances in which the nation’s police use deadly force, and their new database is expected to be ready for launch within two years. From the Chicago Tribune: The FBI will have up and running within two years a database that tracks instances of…
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India reacts to the death of President Shimon Peres

President Shimon Peres: India mourns the loss of a true friend

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Indian leaders across the political spectrum offer condolences on the death of Israeli statesman

President Shimon Peres: India mourns the loss of a true friend

India reacts to the death of President Shimon Peres
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9/29/2016 at 11:30am
Prominent and ordinary Indians took to social media expressing their grief following the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate at the age of 93: “It was during his service as the minister of foreign affairs in the 1990’s that Peres also began his special relationship with India. He was the first minister of foreign…
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Female Chess Players Must Wear Hijab at World Championships in Iran

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Hijab is mandatory in Iran.

Female Chess Players Must Wear Hijab at World Championships in Iran

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9/29/2016 at 10:53am
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) Commission for Women’s Chess has told the female chess players they must wear a hijab at the world championships next year since it takes place in Iran. Females in Iran must wear a hijab. Needless to say, the female players have protested and threatened to boycott the event: Nazi…
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UW Madison Cuts Student Workers’ Hours Over Obamacare

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Unintended consequences.

UW Madison Cuts Student Workers’ Hours Over Obamacare

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9/29/2016 at 10:30am
During the so-called “national debate” over Obamacare, countless people warned that this could happen but no one wanted to hear it. Now it’s a reality. How many of these students do you think voted for Obama? The Cap Times reports: UW-Madison cuts student workers’ hours, citing Affordable Care Act UW-Madison is cutting the work…
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Rumors of GOP Loss of Senate Vastly Exaggerated

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

Trump not as toxic as Democrats hoped.

Rumors of GOP Loss of Senate Vastly Exaggerated

Congress Senate House Spending
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9/29/2016 at 10:00am
For months now, “smart” people on the left and the right have claimed that Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party’s chances of holding onto the Senate. It’s now looking as though those predictions were premature. Mike DeBonis of the Washington Post: Democratic hopes of winning Senate fade as Trump proves less toxic for Republicans Democrats…
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Microaggression

Mispronouncing Student Names Now Considered a Microaggression

Posted by  ▪  September 29, 2016

New rules…

Mispronouncing Student Names Now Considered a Microaggression

Microaggression
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9/29/2016 at 9:00am
The left is making up new rules for language and concepts like microaggressions faster than anyone in the real world can even absorb them. Now you’re some sort of hater if you mispronounce someone’s name. The Daily Caller reports: AMERICA 2016: Mispronouncing Students’ Names Is A ‘MICROAGGRESSION’ Now More than 500 school districts around the…
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