Rootlessness

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on August 16, 2019 by andelino

Bill Donohue comments on the latest mass shootings: “The Root cause of mass shootings is Rootlessness.”

As a sociologist who has taught Criminology and written about mass shootings, it is distressing to listen to all the chatter about Republicans and Democrats being “blamed” for the mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton and elsewhere.

Most of the talk is pure “bunk.” At the heart of the problem are what I call the three “B’s”: beliefs, bonds, and boundaries.

It is not “people of faith” who are the most likely to go on a shooting rampage; it is those who have “no religious” convictions.

This does not mean that simply being an “agnostic or an atheist” is sufficient to cause someone to become a mass murderer. That’s nonsense. But to discount the role of religion in examining the lives of young people who are “socially dysfunctional” is also nonsense, and this is especially true of mass murderers.

Bonds matter greatly. If someone has a strong relationship with his family and his friends, not to mention God, he is considerably less likely to become a mass killer. This does not mean that all loners are likely to wind up like the El Paso and Dayton killers. But it does mean that this characteristic, when coupled with the other two “B’s,” is an important variable.

Not respecting boundaries is also associated with criminal behavior. All of us cross the line once in a while, but to those who find it easy to do so without pangs of guilt, and who do so with regularity, beware: “They are more likely to hurt someone than the rest of us.”

From what we know about the suspected El Paso killer, he was a classic loner. Leigh Ann Locascio, a former neighbor of Patrick Crusius, called him an extreme loner who sat alone on the school bus. “He wouldn’t talk to people,” she said. “No one really knew him.”

Connor Betts, the suspected Dayton killer, was described by one of his band mates, Jesse Creekbaum, as a “loner.” Another person who knew him, Brad Howard, said Betts was a quiet kid who “kept to himself.”

It is not clear what religious affiliation, if any, Crusius had. But we know that Betty worshipped “Satan” and wore satanic patches on his jacket.

Much too much is being made of the “political leanings” of these men.

Crusius was upset with the “Hispanic invasion of Texas,” and in the eyes of some that makes him a white nationalist. But he was also an extreme environmentalist, a critic of big corporations, and a proponent of universal health care. Betts was a self-described leftist who championed the cause of “left-wing terrorists.”

There are many things that can be done to lessen the likelihood of mass shootings, but not to address “rootlessness” is a serious mistake. Last year a Cigna study showed that the most likely persons to be lonely were young people, not the elderly.

Most of them, of course, will not become mass murderers, but it is from their ranks, not the well adjusted, where the next mass shooter is likely to come from.

Earlier this year, a study was published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology that found a significant increase of “mental distress, depression, and suicidal thoughts” among adults. The greatest increase was among young people.

What’s going on? The lack of “social interaction” is a real problem.

By 2012, it was evident that smart phones and social media had overtaken the lives of millions of young people. The authors of this study concluded that there was a relationship between the increase in “loneliness” among young people and the use of smart phones and social media.

It’s the amount of time that young people spend on their phones that is most disturbing. Indeed, the more time spent with these devices, the greater the risk of “depression.”

Of course, most young persons who are addicted to their phone are not likely to murder. But again, we would be remiss not to study the forces that create the milieu in which “antisocial behavior” is more likely to occur.

It is irresponsible to allow ideologues to drive the discussion of mass shootings. This problem will not be curbed by “blaming” white nationalists or Christian nationalists; the new bad guys in the “left-wing” playbook.

After all, young black men who kill each other in the inner city with abandon have nothing to do with white nationalists or Christian nationalists. That they are given less attention by the media than violent white men smacks of “racism.”

Cities, towns and villages across the nation should institute hot lines for the public to call when they suspect that a young person is seriously in need of help. The hot lines would not involve the police: “they would be staffed by the clergy, guidance counselors, social workers, and psychologists. After fielding a call, they would make an assessment and, if necessary, contact those who know the individual. If the troubled youth cooperates, he would be given the help he needs.”

There won’t be any major progress until we focus on what can be done about the lack of “beliefs, bonds, and boundaries” that are characteristic of mass killers. School starts soon so time is of the essence.

Don’t Blame Guns

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on August 15, 2019 by andelino

Nobody “blamed” the truck when 29-year-old Uzbek Muslim Sayfullo Saipov rented a pickup from Home Depot 18 months ago and deliberately “mowed down” a dozen pedestrians and bicyclists in New York City, “killing eight.”

There was no “lobbying” for background checks or more laws around “vehicle rentals.” Yet every time there’s a mass shooting, “political leaders and anti-gun snowflakes” call for more “gun” laws.

Unfortunately, more “gun laws” won’t fix the problem.

I understand the necessity for “political” posturing. The President tweets and governors issue statements “condemning” the heinous crime.

They assure the nation of their “thoughts and prayers” and the need to stop the “violence.” Lawmakers and those vying for office insist that we need new legislation. Some call for more drastic measures.

Gay democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg told Fox News that “we cannot allow the Second Amendment to be a death sentence for thousands of Americans a year.”

We should expect as much from him.

Surely, I thought, “faith leaders” will cut to the “heart of the problem.”

During Sunday morning Mass, a deacon read a statement about the weekend shootings in El Paso and Dayton from Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, and Bishop Frank Dewane, chairman of their Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development.

“Once again, we call for effective legislation that addresses why these unimaginable and repeated occurrences of murderous gun violence continue to take place in our communities. As people of faith, we continue to pray for all the victims, and for healing in all these stricken communities. But action is also needed to end these abhorrent acts.”

We should expect more from our faith leaders.

Sure, we must pray for the victims and their families. That’s essential. But we also need to pray for the “mentally” disturbed individuals who may contemplate “violence” in the future.

As Christians, we know that our “prayers” are efficacious. We must beg God’s “grace” for these men. They’re out there, and their numbers are growing.

These young, lonely, disaffected young people often had “abusive, distant or absent” fathers. The breakdown of the family and the “isolation” exacerbated by technology is affecting the “mental health” of thousands, if not millions of Americans.

Some bishops get it. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, who buried victims of the Columbine High School massacre 20 years ago, wrote this week that unless “hearts are changed” mass murder like we witnessed lately will continue.

He puts the “blame” squarely on the culture and each of us:

“…only a fool can believe that gun control will solve the problem of mass violence. The people using the guns in these loathsome incidents are moral agents with twisted hearts.”

 

And the twisting is done by the culture of “sexual anarchy, personal excess, political hatreds, intellectual dishonesty, and perverted freedoms” that we’ve systematically created over the past half-century.

The vast majority of these “shooters, bombers, and truck-driving killers” come from broken or abusive families. The sobering thread running through the lives of all these perpetrators is “fatherlessness.”

The late rapper Tupac Shakur once famously said, “I know for a fact that, had I had a father, I’d have some discipline. I’d have more confidence. Your mother can’t calm you down the way a man can. You need a man to teach you how to be a man.”

Things haven’t improved since Tupac was murdered in 1996. Today, despite a roaring economy, Americans are “unhappy.” Fortune reports that the “2019 World Happiness Report” pegs the U.S. at No. 19—its worst ranking ever.

Like Chaput, one of the report’s co-authors points to Americans’ appetite for addiction – including “gambling, social media use, video gaming, shopping, consuming unhealthy foods, exercising, and engaging in extreme sports or risky sexual behaviors.”

These addictions are coping mechanisms for “isolation.” Millennial’s are among the “loneliest and most isolated” generation in our nation’s history, according to a new YouGov survey.

Nearly a third say they always feel lonely.

“Millennial’s are also more likely than older generations to report that they have no acquaintances (25% of Millennial’s say this is the case), no friends (22%), no close friends (27%), and no best friends (30%),” according to the report.

These are the issues we expect our faith leaders to address. We expect politicians to pass legislation that keeps weapons out of the hands of “mentally unstable” individuals, even though that won’t “solve” the problem of mass shootings.

Troubled, angry men will then use a “knife, a bomb, a gun or a truck” to lash out at the innocent. Politicians and faith leaders need to understand once and for all: “it’s a heart problem, not a gun problem.”

London Shithole

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , on August 14, 2019 by andelino

Signs are going up in London telling people “not to shit in the streets.”

A City of Westminster Clean Streets sign posted to Twitter reads, “This area is being monitored for street fouling. Anyone urinating or defecating may be subject to arrest.”

“Welcome to London. Do not shit in the street,” tweeted Old Holborn.

What kind of society has to “warn” you not to shit in the street? I wonder what happened in 2015 to turn London into a 3rd world “shithole” in 2019?

“Welcome to London, where unvetted illegal alien Muslim invaders are turning London into an open-air sewer?”

Public “defecation” used to be more of a problem in non-European countries, but it seems to have made its way here now.

The sight of “feces” in the streets is becoming a major problem in liberal utopias like San Francisco, and it seems it’s London’s turn for a taste of that “brand of progressivism.”

And now sit back, unplug, relax, have a cold beer and listen to Jonathon Pie. This bloke needs to come to America before the “Thought Police” of Britainistan arrest him for thought crimes and wrong thinking.

Dead Men Tell No Tales

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 13, 2019 by andelino

The convicted pedophile, Jeffrey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide according to authorities. This comes after he was arrested last month for allegedly raping underage girls and operating an underground “sex trafficking” ring.

Epstein was arrested on July 6 where he pleaded not guilty but was denied “bail” because he was considered a potential flight risk. According to the New York Times, Epstein hung himself in a suicide attempt where his body was found inside his jail cell.

About two weeks earlier, jail officials placed him on “suicide watch” after he was found with what was reported to be “self-inflicted” marks located on his neck.

After the news broke, questions immediately started to rise. People began wondering how jail officials “failed” to prevent Epstein from “harming” himself because he was placed on a continues suicide watch.

However, it has been reported that he was conveniently taken off suicide watch shortly before he allegedly took his life.

It sure seems like the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s definition of suicide watch was that they watched Epstein commit “suicide.”

AG Barr statement says he’s “appalled” by Epstein death in his custody. Already busy Inspector General will also investigate the apparent suicide, in addition to FBI.

https://t.co/Pmb0VmfXh7 pic.twitter.com/o2Hx0AKGyz — Josh Gerstein (@joshgerstein) August 10, 2019

There have been unsubstantiated reports by New Right founder Michael Coudrey and others that there was an alleged surveillance camera “malfunction” during the time of Epstein’s reported suicide.

If these reports are confirmed, this is just more evidence pointing to a possible “hit murder instead of a suicide.”

The death of this 66-year-old wealthy, “pedophile” hedge fund investor came just one day after the courts unsealed hundreds of damaging allegations. The more than 2,000 pages of documents showed alleged claims of “sexual abuse” against Epstein’s notable and high up associates.

He has been linked to many high-powered connections including “Bill and Hillary Clinton, Prince Andrews, Bill Richardson, and George Mitchell.”

The unsealed documents shed light on allegations that could implicate “numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well-known prime minister, and other world leaders.”

A “former president” was named anonymously in the documents. Some of the names include powerful Democrats, former Senate Majority George Mitchell and former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a member of President Bill Clinton’s cabinet. Notable Prince Andrew’s name was also included.

The FBI announced the launching of an investigation against the billionaire convicted pedophile. Attorney General William Bar also stated that the Inspector General would also open an investigation into the circumstances of his suspicious death.

Within an hour of Epstein’s death being made publicly known, the hashtag #ClintonBodyCount was trending on Twitter:

Epstein #Arkancide #ClintonBodyCount pic.twitter.com/zNY0l3EFB7 — Ian56 (@Ian56789) August 10, 2019

The Clinton “Witness Removal Service” strikes again.

Since the announcement of Epstein’s arrest on July 6, there have been suspicions by many claiming that it was only a “matter of time” before Epstein was found dead. After the news of the documents being unsealed “implicated” high up politicians and other elites, the conspiracy theories only intensified.

Many accurately depicted that his death was imminent.

The decades-old conspiracy theory that links Hillary Clinton to a staggering number of “suspicious” deaths is only gaining more traction. The Clinton “body count” theory originated in 1987. It has only continued to become more popular due to the shocking amounts of deaths, especially “suicides”, of people who were close to the Clintons.

Just a few of the notable deaths which were in the Clintons close sphere of influence include:

Vince Foster – The former White House Counsel and college of Hillary Clinton, died from an apparent gunshot wound to the head which was ruled a “suicide” in 1993.

James McDougal – He was financial partners with Bill and Hillary Clinton and died of an apparent heart attack while he was in solitary confinement. This was after he was convicted of 18 felony counts of fraud and conspiracy charges.

Mary Mahoney – A former White House intern under Clinton, was murdered at a Starbucks in 1997. Her murder occurred very shortly after she was going public with her allegations of sexual harassment at the White House.

Ron Brown – The Secretary of Commerce and former DNC Chairman, who was being investigated and was planning on cutting a deal with prosecutors, reportedly died in a plane crash on impact. An investigated report said there was what appeared to be a gunshot wound in the top of Brown’s skull.

Ed Willey – A Clinton fundraiser was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head which was ruled a suicide. That same day, his wife claimed Bill Clinton groped her in the White House.

Jerry Parks – Head of a security team of the Clinton’s was gunned down in his car. This happened after his son said his father was creating a dossier on the former president. After his murder, files disappeared from his house.

The list goes on and on.

The amount of circumstantial evidence pointing to the Clintons having possible involvement in the murders and cover-ups of many individuals who had connections to them is astonishing.

We saw how justice “failed” to prevail when Hillary Clinton deleted 33 thousand emails and “destroyed” subpoenaed evidence without consequence.

The Democrats like to continuously tout that “no one is above the law.” Then why is Hillary given the ability to be above the law time and time again?

The Clinton’s ties to Epstein go way back.

Clinton and Epstein first met when the former president was still in the White House. Bill Clinton seemed to enjoy spending time with him and racked up at least 26 trips aboard Epstein’s jet “ Lolita Express” where his Secret Service Details were not present for at least five of those flights.

Epstein owned a 72-acre island that has been dubbed, “Orgy Island,” where Clinton allegedly was a frequent visitor. It got this name due to the allegations that underage girls were trafficked there and provided services to Epstein’s friends.

Pointing out that there is an alarming amount of circumstantial evidence that the Clintons may have involvement in Epstein’s death should not be denounced to mere conspiracy theories.

His strong connections to top players on both sides of the political aisle should be taken into consideration. Will justice ultimately prevail, or will Jeffrey Epstein’s death be another notch in the mysterious Clinton connection death belt?

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Mass Shootings Epidemic

Posted in uncategorized with tags , on August 9, 2019 by andelino

Today’s Americans are quick to point fingers after mass shootings, blaming everything from guns and video-games to extremist political beliefs, but none of these are the true root cause of America’s “mass shooting” epidemic.

On “Nuke the Narrative”, Host Anders Hagstrom explains the relationship between America’s Opioid crisis, our skyrocketing Millennial suicide rates, and mass shootings. The root cause is a widespread despair among young people — especially men — who grow up in broken homes and are drowning in debt with low-paying jobs.

Isolated by their circumstances, some turn to drugs, others to suicide, and still others to fringe, online communities in search of the sense of belonging they don’t get from real life.

The true problem is not the radical right- or left-wing politics of these shooters, it’s the societal despair that drives them there.

National talk show host Chris Plante, frequently opines, “The most insidious power that the news media has is the power to ignore.”

Those words have never been truer in recent days as the media has covered the latest mass murders. The media has ignored the fact that killers targeted unarmed citizens in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Chicago, Illinois.

So what we see are politicians making false claims out of ignorance. For example:

Cory Booker claimed that mass shootings are a “uniquely American problem.” But this is false. The United States is not even in the top 50 countries when one compares mass shootings per capita among nations.

Countless Democratic presidential hopefuls are “bashing firearms like AR-15s,” claiming that Americans have no use for owning such weapons. Again, this is grossly false. Several men and women have used these guns in self-defense, including a Houston man who used his AK-47 to fend off five home invaders this year.

Even the president weighed in on Monday, arguing that Congress should encourage states to pass “red flag” Gun Confiscation Orders. But these gun grabs allow for the confiscation of firearms from innocent Americans — which often turn out badly, as seen by the police killing of an African-American Maryland man last year.

What was missing from the lips of these politicians — and from media coverage in general — is the role that “unarmed citizens in gun-free zones” play in mass shootings.

Within a week’s time, there have been three well-publicized shootings, all of them demonstrating the intention of killers to seek out disarmed victims.

The Garlic Festival in Gilroy was a gun-free zone. This is not unique since over 90 percent of public mass shootings occur in defense-free areas. Criminals may be evil, but they’re not stupid. They want to be the only ones with a gun.

California and Illinois have some of the most draconian gun laws in the nation, yet they have experienced the greatest number of mass shootings. This is not surprising.

In El Paso, The “racist” gunman stated in his manifesto that he would be going for a soft target. So he left his home in the Dallas suburbs and drove over 600 miles to find his soft target in El Paso.

Mexican nationals cross the border in droves every weekend to go shopping in El Paso. For this hate-filled monster, these shoppers would be the perfect targets since they would not be able to carry guns from Mexico into the United States. Hence, the majority of his victims would be disarmed.

In Dayton, Ohio, The Elizabeth Warren-supporting shooter who went on a killing spree chose a location and time (1:00 a.m. on a Sunday) when his targets would be especially disarmed — as Ohio law prohibits citizens from carrying concealed while drinking. So again, the killer chose victims who were almost guaranteed to be disarmed.

In Chicago seven people were shot to death during a recent weekend, and 44 were wounded. In one police district, seven were injured in a drive-by shooting, and another seven were injured in another drive-by shooting. Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital went on bypass Sunday morning, meaning it temporarily stopped accepting new patients. It was filled to capacity after the shootings, a hospital spokesperson said. In one of Chicago’s 25 police districts, the department had to deploy an extra 50 officers to try to slow down the carnage.

What’s also missing from the “national dialogue” is how guns are “saving” more lives than they take. In fact, they are used 16-100 times more often to save life every day.

But one will rarely find one of these stories in the national media. Some of them have been mentioned in the Daily Caller. And the FBI has documented several cases as well.

But the national media only seems to want to harp on the “negative” uses of firearms.

Imagine if the national media were to focus 24/7 on the medical “crisis,” doing in depth stories on the 685 patients who are “negligently killed” by doctors each day.

Two hundred and fifty thousand “medical mistakes” result in death every year — or 685 per day. The daily medical “carnage” is the equivalent of several months worth of “mass shootings!”

If the media covered negligent “medical” mistakes in the same way they cover “guns,” Americans would be “scared” to visit a doctor. Of course, we know that such “fear” is foolish because doctors are “saving” far more lives.

Obviously, there is “risks” in everything we do. We live in a “dangerous” world, where 16 pedestrians are “killed by vehicles” every day. One study showed that Americans are 159 times more likely to be “struck and killed by a car than to be shot in a mass shooting.”

But which story are we most likely to see on the news? Given that almost 80 percent of journalists favor stricter gun control, the question should answer itself.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson began his Wednesday night “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show with a monologue excoriating the “reckless and unhinged” political attacks from elites on the left who keep people stirred up about “race” in order to cover for the “real divide in this country” — class.

Noting that “rich people,” particularly in the media and politics, are the “most hysterical” on the subject of white supremacy being “America’s biggest problem,” Carlson speculated that the reason could be because it keeps people “angry about race” and not “thinking about class, which of course is the real divide in this country.”

 “Working class people of all colors have a lot more in common, infinitely more in common with each other than they do with some overpaid MSNBC anchor,” said Carlson. “If you were allowed to think about that for long enough, you might start to get unauthorized ideas about economics.”

Which, to Carlson, would “be disruptive to a very lucrative status quo.”

“So they whip you into a frenzy of racial fear so that it never enters your mind,” he said. “It’s a diversion. Everyone else hates each other. They get to keep their money. Pretty tricky. Unfortunately, it’s also destroying the country. For real. This is the path to civil war, obviously.”

The Fox News host implored everyone to “calm down,” saying that while racism is a “problem, so is a fading middle class, a terrifying drug epidemic, and so is a national debt that is growing by a trillion dollars a year.”

Tucker ended the monologue by praising an America that, far from being “a white supremacist country” or “on the brink of genocide,” is “full of decent people of all races” who deserve “the benefit of the doubt, even when you disagree with them.”

Below is the full, unedited transcript of Tucker’s Wednesday opener:

Good evening and welcome to Tucker Carlson Tonight. What’s the point at which rhetoric forces action? When do words become incitement? At what point do political attacks become so reckless and unhinged that you can no longer heal the divide they create with politics, and force people towards something darker? Well it’s hard to know exactly when that point is, but the left is getting very close to it. We could give you many examples of this, but we’ll begin with this exchange from last night on MSNBC. This is frequent guest Malcolm Nance accusing the president of the United States of sending secret messages to neo-Nazis:

(SOT: NANCE: These people feel that they are the foot soldiers and executors of what the disenfranchisement that the white race is feeling and Donald Trump is giving them subliminal orders in their head.)

Subliminal orders. Whatever his faults, you can be certain Donald Trump is not doing that. Trump is the least subliminal politician in American history. He has no subtext. That’s part of the problem, of course. If he’s thinking it, he’s saying it. The claim is ludicrous. But at MSNBC, it wasn’t even the weirdest thing uttered on their air yesterday. That distinction goes to Frank Figluizzi, a former FBI official turned talking head-conspiracy nut. He used numerology to explain the president’s coded messages. Watch this, and keep in mind it is entirely real. We have not edited a word:

(SOT: Figluizzi: It’s the little things and the language and messaging that matters. The president said that we will fly our flags at half-mast until Aug. 8. That’s 8/8. Now, I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House. The numbers 88 are very significant in neo-Nazi and white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them the numbers 88 together stand for ‘Heil Hitler.)

Got that? Eight is a racist number. That what they’re telling you on MSNBC. In other words, things are getting dangerously crazy on the left. How crazy? Well on Monday, former Jeb Bush spokeswoman Nicolle Wallace explained that President Trump is planning a genocide of Hispanic Americans. Watch this:

(SOT: USA Today columnist Paul Reyes: He ramped it up again when he said “invasion” and warning people about the caravan. Words like “infestation”. What do you do with an infestation? The natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination.

WALLACE: President Obama, he used the power of the presidency to try to pass comprehensive immigration reform with the Latino community, Latino leaders at the table. You now have a president, as you say, talking about exterminating Latinos.”)

Exterminating Latinos. Keep in mind, Donald Trump got a higher percentage of the Hispanic vote than Mitt Romney did. It turns out that not all Latinos believe in open borders. A lot of them don’t. Some of them agree with Donald Trump on immigration. And yet the left is now telling you — and demanding that you believe — that anyone who supports Donald Trump is a white supremacist, and must be destroyed. They’re telling you that for political reasons. This is election season obviously and they want more political power. But there are other reasons too that they’re saying this.

Ever wonder why rich people seem the most hysterical on the subject? Ever notice that it’s the highest paid people on television who are the most determined to convince you that white supremacy is America’s biggest problem? Why is that? Simple: every minute you’re angry about race is a minute you’re not thinking about class, which of course is the real divide in this country. Working class people of all colors have a lot more in common, infinitely more in common with each other than they do with some overpaid MSNBC anchor.

And if you were allowed to think about that for long enough, you might start to get unauthorized ideas about economics.

That would be disruptive to a very lucrative status quo. So they whip you into a frenzy of racial fear so that it never enters your mind. It’s a diversion. Everyone else hates each other. They get to keep their money. Pretty tricky. Unfortunately, it’s also destroying the country. This is the path to civil war, obviously.

So we want to take a second to pass on a sincere message to official Washington, and particularly to our colleagues on the other cable news channels, and it’s this: Please, for the sake of the nation, calm down. Yes, America has problems. Racism is one of those problems. But so is a fading middle class, a terrifying drug epidemic that’s killed hundreds of thousands of Americans. So is a national debt that is growing by a trillion dollars a year. People realize their country is declining, and it’s making them turn to new political leaders.

Donald Trump was one of them. Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are others. This is a time of frustration and change. But America is not on the brink of genocide. It’s not even close to that. This is not a white supremacist country, plotting the slaughter its own people. It’s a kind country, full of decent people of all races who, like all people everywhere, make bad decisions from time to time, but they mean well and they generally try their best. Going forward, give them the benefit of the doubt, even when you disagree.

Maybe especially when you disagree with them. These are your fellow Americans. Cut them a break. They deserve it. And remember: The alternative is disaster.

Following the most recent deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this past weekend, many Democrats — several of whom are running for president — have not hesitated to “blame” President Donald Trump for said events.

Several Democrats have also made “claims” that suggest Trump is responsible for “white supremacy” in the U.S.

In this Daily Caller video segment, Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson shuts down the aforementioned arguments made by Democratic presidential candidates that lay the blame on Trump for the recent tragedies in Texas on August 3, 2019 and in Ohio on August 4, 2019.

Tucker: Democrats Think They Can Win If They Just Call Enough People ‘Racist’

If It Doesn’t Fit We Must Omit

Teacher’s Union Dues

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on July 23, 2019 by andelino

Majority of teachers don’t know about union opt-out rights
By: Bill McMorris

A majority of teachers are “unaware” of their newly won right to “opt out of union dues” according to a new poll.

In June 2018, the Supreme Court declared that government agencies could no longer mandate “union dues or fee payments” as a condition of employment in “Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees.”

Despite the landmark ruling, a majority of American teachers remain ignorant of their ability to “decline” such payments and are also “confused” about the consequences of “withdrawing” from the union.

A “YouGov” poll of 1,000 educators found 77 percent had not “heard of the landmark case” and 52 percent were unaware that they could continue to “work without paying dues or fees.”

The poll results reflected the reality on the ground, according to several teachers affiliated with the education reform group “Teacher Freedom Project” which commissioned the poll.

Greg Kuehn, a special-needs teacher at Minnesota’s Park Rapids Area School District, said in a release that many of his colleagues are “not knowledgeable about their legal rights.”

“The vast majority of teachers at my school have no idea that there is another choice when it comes to union membership,” Kuehn said in a statement. “They are shocked and in disbelief that it’s true and they are still unsure and afraid. I think it’s going to take a long time before all teachers know about Janus and feel comfortable making a choice.”

The poll found that nearly half of teachers were concerned about losing “tenure, seniority, or other benefits” if they opt out of the union, only 17 percent of those polled were able to correctly identify how “resigning from a union” would affect their daily teaching lives.

It also found that 22 percent of teachers had “reconsidered” their union status in the past year; 3 percent of respondents had “joined” a union since the Janus case while only 1 percent reported “leaving.” Elementary school science teacher Daniel Elo from North St. Paul said his coworkers are more focused on “teaching than their own rights.”

“I’m not surprised to see many teachers have misconceptions when it comes to knowing their rights. My coworkers want to focus on their students, not their own rights,” he said in the release. “That said, our profession is stronger when we have informed teachers who will advocate for what they believe with their influence and dollars.”

Despite united opposition to the Janus decision from organized labor, the majority of teachers approve of the decision. Only 17 percent said that union membership should be “mandatory” compared with 74 percent saying such associations should be “voluntary”; 84 percent agreed they should be able to “resign” at any time. Respondents had split results about the process of “resigning union membership” with 30 percent agreeing that it was “easy to quit” and 28 percent saying it would be “difficult.”

Colin Sharkey, executive director of the “Association of American Educators”, a union alternative and supporter of the “Teacher Freedom Project”, said he expects union membership levels to be affected as teachers become more aware of the reality of the “Janus” decision.

“Union leaders may claim their members have opted to renew after the Janus decision, but that is very misleading,” Sharkey said in a statement. “In truth most teachers still do not know their rights and aren’t aware they can reconsider their union membership. Even if they do, it is still too difficult to exercise those rights and far too many teachers are misinformed about what happens after they leave the union.”

The fallout from “Janus” continues to play out in the American legal system. Several states and major labor unions are facing class-action suits from employees seeking to recover back “dues and fees” that they say were taken from paychecks.

Other unions have been “sued” for hindering workers from resigning their membership and “recovering” their full wages.

Lolita Express

Posted in uncategorized with tags , , , , , on July 22, 2019 by andelino

The arrest of Jeffrey Epstein for criminal “sexual acts” involving children has gotten the Justice Department interested in reviewing flight logs for Epstein’s private jet known as the “Lolita Express.”

Epstein used his flying “sex-den” to ferry underage girls to his infamous “Pedophile Island” where all sorts of “unspeakable” acts were engaged in by Epstein and his cronies.

The Clintons have gotten in front of this emerging scandal by declaring that they “did not have sex with those underage girls.”

The truth will soon come out on this entire “scandal”, but of course until then, Google and the internet tech “cabal” have been busily “scrubbing” the Internet of all references that include the “Clintons and Epstein” and instead, replacing them with references to “Trump and Epstein.”

YouTube is “hiding” this video and pushing fake news to the top to “protect” Clinton.

Soon, the Internet will be safe again, thanks to Google, Twitter and Reddit.

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