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Friday, September 8. 2023
Art therapy needs ‘decolonization,’ academic paper argues
The Sierra Club is facing internal turmoil over racial equity
What Is Emotional Labor?
JULIE BURCHILL: Turning churches into vape shops and nightclubs is sacrilege (and I should know, I once took cocaine in one)
The Elites Directing The Energy Transition Really Have No Idea What They Are Doing
How Affirmative Action Lost at the Supreme Court. Preferential college admissions violated the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection Clause.
Progressives ending grading in schools are condescending racists
Expectations and incentives matter. Learning is a job and, for most of us, real work.
Why do immigrants oppose immigration?
Biden adminstration considering plan to force migrants to remains in Texas
Apparently, Not All Black Lives Matter
Democratic party official Shivanthi Sathanandan is left bloodied in violent carjacking and now calls for tougher crime laws after once vowing to dismantle Minneapolis Police Department
Mayor Eric Adams Says Migrant Crisis Will 'Destroy New York City'
NYC's $4.7BN migrant bill is equal to cost of critical services like sanitation, parks and fire department Combined
Bill Maher Drops Truth Bomb About Hunter Biden Scandal
Turbulent Times For Biden's Offshore Wind Farms As Orsted CEO Warns: Abandoning US Projects A 'Real Option'
Needs more subsidies from me
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The Emotional Labor link goes to AOL mail sign-in. Is that some kind of joke I'm not getting?
The only black lives that matter to Black Lives Matter are the ones ended by White lives.
Maniac: The only black lives that matter to Black Lives Matter are the ones ended by White lives.
While all Black lives matter, certain deaths strike at an entire community. There were only about 5,000 lynchings during the entirety of Jim Crow, compared to more than ten times that many other murders, but those lynchings had the effect of subjugating the entire Black population.
True. The Democrat party has a lot to answer for. Oh wait...
Lord Heathen: The Democrat party has a lot to answer for.
The Democratic Party in southern states certainly did provide cover for the KKK. On the national level, they resisted federal anti-lynching laws and civil rights legislation. However, the Democratic Party was also the battleground between segregationists and progressive forces (for example, when the Dixiecrats left the Democratic Party almost costing Truman the presidential election in 1948). The result was that white southerners migrated to the Republican Party, while Blacks moved to the Democratic Party.
Regardless, the point remains that, while all crime erodes society, certain crimes constitute direct attacks on an entire community.
Why is responsibility so completely alien to a Marxist ideologue like yourself? Your clan persecutes everyone else as if it's an absolute that goes back centuries with extreme malice using the law as a political weapon. Do you ever tire of being an absolute hypocrite?
Ah yes, the Nuremberg defense. 'We didn't do it'. Give your brain a chance!
Lord Heathen: persecutes everyone else as if it's an absolute that goes back centuries with extreme malice using the law as a political weapon.
None of that blather addresses the topic.
"None of that blather addresses the topic"
The level of crime occurring in modern urban black neighborhoods, both violent and "quality of life," is an attack on that entire community. Facilitated and excused by racist, progressive democrats such as yourself. Meet the new democrat party. Same as the old democrat party.
James: The level of crime occurring in modern urban black neighborhoods, both violent and "quality of life," is an attack on that entire community.
Ordinary crime erodes social cohesion, but it doesn't constitute an attack on an entire community. Burning a cross is not just a nice evening out, but a threat to an entire racial group.
Academic paper says art therapy needs 'decolonization'.
James Lindsay described 'colonialism' as part of the 3rd wave of marxism in his speech to the EU.
Leticia Alcuran's thesis addresses racist structures and ideologies that impact the mental health field. Evidently Lesley University Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences is at the forefront of modern marxist theology.
There is hope that marxism is being identified as one of the primary causes of the mental health crisis.
Universities are rubbish manufacturers.
If Trump Doesn’t Win in 2024, He Won’t Just be the Last Republican President Ever. He’ll be the Last Republican – PERIOD. - Wayne Allyn Root
We are facing the end of the GOP. We are facing the reality that if Trump doesn’t win in 2024, there will never be another Republican president. That’s not a possibility, it’s a certainty.
But it’s much worse than that. With Democrats in full control of power, there will never be a Republican again. PERIOD.
With one party rule… and the weaponization of government in full force… and censorship of dissent by media and social media in full force… with free speech being criminalized (as it is now versus Trump) against all Americans… with no opposition to communist Big Brother government… being Republican, or conservative, or patriotic, will almost certainly be criminalized out of existence.
The uniparty GOP is going away. The McConnell, Thune, Rounds, Earnst, Barrasso, Young, etc. members are going to exfil the GOP as they are slowly being found out. Notice the Ken Paxton Texas impeachment? That is the uniparty process trying to remove a Maga republican and the plan was provided by the BUSH uniparty leftovers merging with the dems. They will likely fail to remove him but do notice who makes up the uniparty. Give them NO MERCY.
re Democratic party official Shivanthi Sathanandan is left bloodied in violent carjacking and now calls for tougher crime laws after once vowing to dismantle Minneapolis Police Department
Mayor Eric Adams Says Migrant Crisis Will 'Destroy New York City'
Both have been mugged by reality.
However, solutions fly in the face of progressive ideology.
Can they convince enough progressives to stop the insanity of unlimited immigration and lack of law enforcement?
The optimist in me keeps seeing things that might make progressives change their views. The pessimist in me fears it is too late.
Progressivism is like alcoholism. Once in a great while they will sober up for a day or two but then they start 'nipping' at the bottle again and shortly they are 'chugging' the entire contents. They need time in the gulag before they wake up.
Emotional labor... Stuart is stirring the pot again. It seems that Rose Hackman wants men to start feeling emotional labor just as women do without explaining why they should.
The feminazis will not be happy until we all are confessed trannies or perhaps marxist trannies. Ahhh, more cowbell from the cows.
Border Patrol Agent Reveals Biden Regime Gives $2,200 of Taxpayers Money Per Illegal Immigrant Families Each Month, Plus a Plane Ticket, Housing, Food, Free Medical Services
In a shocking revelation, Todd Bensman, the Center’s Texas-based Senior National Security Fellow, has reported that the Biden regime is allocating a staggering $2,200 per month to illegal immigrant families (1 parent & 1 child) for the cost of living expenses. This comes at a time when the average American on Social Security receives just $1,400 per month and Maui survivors with only $700.
According to a video interview with an anonymous Border Patrol Agent, illegal immigrants are “double dipping” the system. One parent and one child receive $2,200 per month, and then a separate parent and child—often from the same family—receive another $2,200 per month. This amounts to a whopping $4,400 per month for some immigrant families, a figure that exceeds what many working Americans earn.
This information supports the claims made by the legal immigration group ‘ALIPAC.’
We are faced with a totalitarian cancer that will have to be confronted and defeated at every level.
by Newt Gingrich
Offshore wind farms... I think they are all in trouble.
What to do with the discards?
Also read that Siemens and GE are both losing their shirts over the costs outrunning the income.
"The migrant crisis will destroy NY City"
Yes! That was the intent. Not just NY City but the entire U.S. These are your replacement voters, your replacement workers. The intent was to destroy the American middle class who cannot be depended on too vote for communism. It's working.
The next president needs to declare a national emergency and call this what it is, an invasion. All hands on deck, military at the border, nothing crosses, land, sea or air. AND everyone who is here and not a citizen goes home, everyone. By force if necessary. A multi-year national emergency where there is a complete hold on any immigration and immigration court of embassy processing of immigrants legal or illegal. Nothing but deportation. Require a visa for travel to the U.S. with strict controls on who and how long. The national emergency will insulate the process from courts and NGO's.
The Alternate Reality of a J6 Defendant as Told by Biden’s DOJ
It has become commonplace for the D.C. courts to add enhancements (time in prison) to sentencing agreements in Jan. 6 cases. In many J6 cases, enhancements are made after a defendant refuses a plea deal. In others, the government tries to prove J6rs engaged in “domestic terrorism” and adds a few points. In the case of Kenneth Joseph Owen Thomas (Joe Thomas), the government tried to pull off 30 points of enhancements when most of those points, according to Thomas, “were based on charges of which he had already been acquitted.” Enhancements are the reason the Proud Boys all got stiffer sentences. How many points were awarded because they didn’t accept their plea deals?
. . . One thing is becoming crystal clear to those following J6 court proceedings: the battle for a fair adjudication of J6 cases has been an ongoing and upward battle against a weaponized DOJ that often ignores or twists the facts to fit a narrative it wants Americans to believe. In many J6 cases, government lawyers throw charges at the wall, hoping all of them and more will stick. In others, government lawyers have used videos artfully to show certain angles of events that don’t portray the whole story.
. . . Most J6 defendants struggle to raise sufficient funds to pay the bills. And now we find in many of those cases, the government scours the internet for their GiveSendGo campaigns and then seizes the funds they so badly need to defend themselves and pay expenses.
feeblemind: And now we find in many of those cases, the government scours the internet for their GiveSendGo campaigns and then seizes the funds they so badly need to defend themselves and pay expenses.
The government hasn't clawed back money for legal services, but many of the defendants have legal fees paid by the government or collected money in excess of their legal fees.
If the Quibble-DickZ claim it isn't so, then it isn't so and you are a liar..
A Missouri man walked into the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, dressed as George Washington. He caused no damage, engaged in no violence, and was even recorded peacefully speaking with police before leaving. For daring to dress as America’s pre-eminent Founding Father and symbolically rebuking our corrupt ruling class, Isaac Yoder was surveilled for seven months, eventually arrested, fined, and sentenced to a year in prison. Welcome to the Imprisoned States of America, where patriotic love of country is condemned and political persecution flourishes.
Mayor Eric Adams Says Migrant Crisis Will 'Destroy New York City'
One can dream!
According to a report late last month by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (Nyserda), large offshore wind developers are asking for an average 48% price adjustment in their contracts to cover rising costs. The Alliance for Clean Energy NY is also requesting an average 64% price increase on 86 solar and wind projects.
re Dem Official Calls for Tougher Crime Laws After Getting Mugged: As Oscar Wilde said, it would take a heart of stone not to laugh.
Actually, she's trying to have it both ways. Tougher laws will give the Dims something to point to at the next election, but what they really need are prosecutors and judges who are on the side of the people, instead of the criminals. Don't hold your breath waiting for that to happen in Minneapolis, or any other Dim-run city.
TikTok & Tourettes: What else is news?
Medieval Dancing Mania
Salem Witch Trials
Daycare center Satanists
Teen Girls w/Anorexia
Etc Etc Etc
Apparently it's built into our DNA
"Monkey see, Monkey do"