Salesforce.com Boycotting Indiana Over Law That Stops LGBT Diversity Enforcers From Forcing Christians To Violate Their Beliefs…
Salesforce.com CEO has a message for Indiana: Not fabulous.
Salesforce.com CEO has a message for Indiana: Not fabulous.
Here’s the permission slip. Mooch rejoices…
There are 18-wheelers with brake problems, hungry bears just stumbling out of hibernation, and lawnmowers that suddenly shift into reverse. And then there’s the unparalleled danger of Double Stuf Oreos. Thank goodness this teacher requires parents to sign off on cookie consumption—if they dare.
A screenshot of the permission slip comes from Twitter mom Main Line Housewife in Pennsylvania.
Says legendary Biblical scholar Barack Obama
Using the severed head of an infidel as a ball is the only sharia sanctioned version of soccer per ISIS (I’m making that up but it’s probably true).
Via Daily Mail:
Islamic State miltiants threatened to give anyone caught watching last Sunday’s Real Madrid versus Barcelona match 80 lashes.
The militant group has imposed a strict ban against any entertainment including music and football which it considers a ‘product of the decadent West.’
Clerics issued the edict across all the Isis-held territories in Syria and Northern Iraq, including the city of Mosul which has been governed as per the strict dictates of Sharia since it was taken under Isis control in June.
It is not yet known if anyone was caught watching El Clasico in which Barcelona secured a 2-1 win over Real Madrid with Luis Suarez’s second-half winner.
In January, Isis militants executed 13 teenage boys for watching the Asian Cup football match between Iraq and Jordan last week.
The share of all unauthorized immigrant workers with management and professional jobs grew to 13% in 2012 from 10% in 2007 — an overall increase of 180,000, according to new data from the Pew Research Center.
Meanwhile, the share with construction or production jobs declined to 29% from 34%.
“In a reflection of changes in the overall economy since the Great Recession, the U.S. unauthorized immigrant workforce now holds fewer blue-collar jobs and more white-collar ones than it did before the 2007-2009 recession,” Pew says.
Despite these advances, undocumented workers’ representation among all white-collar occupations remains low — just 2%. Agriculture has replaced construction as the industry with the largest share of undocumented workers. Sixteen percent of all ag workers were undocumented as of 2012, the most recent year for which data was available.
That compares with 12 percent for construction. In 2008, according to Pew, they comprised 14 percent of the construction industry and just 13 percent of farming.
What kind of ass backwards planet do these people live on?
Via Campus Reform:
Allowing concealed carry on campus will only perpetuate rape culture, according to the University of North Carolina’s The Daily Tar Heel’s editorial board.
In an editorial published on Monday, the student newspaper criticized the school’s Students for Concealed Carry organization and claimed that the school’s student group “took advantage of the national dialogue on sexual assault to push their own agenda.” According to the editorial board, concealed carry would only further place the blame for sexual assault on victims.
“Like other items on the list of measures that would supposedly prevent attacks, guns would not address the causes of sexual assault,” the editorial board wrote.
“Even worse, they could reinforce rape culture because the burden of stopping assault would be further placed upon women.”
The opinion column also said that allowing concealed carry on campus would also “create the unintended consequence of increased homicides stemming from intimate partner violence.”
“To reduce sexual assault, focus should be maintained on preventative programs that challenge rigid gender roles and promote healthy relationships as well as intervention trainings that teach peers to be active bystanders rather than on measures that will not solve the problem,” the editorial wrote.
Remember when the worst thing they fear mongered about was polar bears? Good times…
Via The Blaze:
A senior House Democrat has once again issued an apocalyptic warning that climate change will hit women harder than men, and that it could drive millions of poor women to engage in “transactional sex” in order to provide food and water for their families.
Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) proposed a resolution on Wednesday that said as the climate changes, it will cause food and water scarcity around the world. That will create pressures on poor women in particular, since they are often charged with growing food and collecting water for their families.
As resources dwindle, it could force many women to barter sexual favors for food and water, the resolution stated.
“[F]ood insecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it read.
As veterans continue to get shafted by the VA, the dbags at the top keep getting fat payments.
Via Daily Caller:
The director of the Philadelphia regional VA hospital was paid $288,000 in “relocation payments” to move the 140 miles from Washington, D.C. to her new home last year.
Diana Rubens was tapped last June to take over the Philadelphia hospital, which is one of many currently being investigated over claims that it placed veterans on unauthorized wait-lists.
Rubens, who previously served as the D.C.-based deputy undersecretary for field operations, where she oversaw 57 regional hospitals and four area offices, was brought in to help fix the embattled Philadelphia facility.
A breakdown of Rubens’ “relocation payments” was not immediately available, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, but a VA spokesman said that there was nothing inappropriate with the spending.
Federal regulations allow for the reimbursement of relocation expenses including the “costs of house-hunting, moving, terminating leases, and a per-diem rate for meals and temporary housing for an employee and his or her family,” the spokesman said.
But that hefty repayment is nearly 160 percent of what Rubens earned in base pay all of last year, raising questions over what exactly that money could have gone towards.
Rubens was paid more than $181,000 in 2014, according to the website FedSmith.com, which maintains a database of federal employee compensation.
Little savage robots doing as their told.
Via CNS News:
Two young boys take the stage at a Hamas rally to rap and the lyrics tell a story, “It’s a Gaza one.”
“We bombarded Jerusalem, Haifa and Tel Aviv” Two young children rap in a clip from Al-Aqsa television that was posted by MEMRI-TV in early March.
“And through the tunnels, we will capture soldiers and fight Jews. This is the story of Gaza. It is the age of wars.”
Painful lack of self-awareness.
There’s a reason Obama doesn’t want Congress to have a say in this.
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The United States is considering letting Tehran run hundreds of centrifuges at a once-secret, fortified underground bunker in exchange for limits on centrifuge work and research and development at other sites, officials have told The Associated Press.
The trade-off would allow Iran to run several hundred of the devices at its Fordo facility, although the Iranians would not be allowed to do work that could lead to an atomic bomb and the site would be subject to international inspections, according to Western officials familiar with details of negotiations now underway. In return, Iran would be required to scale back the number of centrifuges it runs at its Natanz facility and accept other restrictions on nuclear-related work.
Instead of uranium, which can be enriched to be the fissile core of a nuclear weapon, any centrifuges permitted at Fordo would be fed elements such as zinc, xenon or germanium for separating out isotopes used in medicine, industry or science, the officials said. The number of centrifuges would not be enough to produce the amount of uranium needed to produce a weapon within a year – the minimum time-frame that Washington and its negotiating partners demand. […]
Experts say the compromise for Fordo could still be problematic. They note it would allow Iran to keep intact technology that could be quickly repurposed for uranium enrichment at a sensitive facility that the U.S. and its allies originally wanted stripped of all such machines – centrifuges that can spin uranium gas into uses ranging from reactor fuel to weapons-grade material.
And the issue of inspector access and verification is key. Iran has resisted “snap inspections” in the past. Even as the nuclear talks have made progress, Iran has yet to satisfy questions about its past possible nuclear-related military activity. The fact that questions about such activity, known as Possible Military Dimensions, or PMDs, remain unresolved is a serious concern for the U.N. atomic watchdog.
In addition, the site at Fordo is a particular concern because it is hardened and dug deeply into a mountainside making it resistant – possibly impervious – to air attack. Such an attack is an option that neither Israel nor the U.S. has ruled out in case the talks fail.
“The trouble with this is, there are people now, in the U.S. government, who don’t like government.”
Thanks, Nye. You’re a genius.
Via Campus Reform:
Speaking to students at the University at Albany, Bill Nye the Science Guy said that a carbon tax was needed for the purpose of redistributing wealth.
“We need, dare I say it, a tax, or should I say a fee,” Nye purportedly said Wednesday, right before an anonymous student began recording.
“It’s not just to be mean, it’s to redistribute wealth,” Nye said.
Nye went on to claim that instituting such a tax would drive innovation in more environmentally friendly ways.
“It will stimulate people investing in more energy efficient means. If you gotta pay a fee every time you make carbon monoxie and somone comes up with a more efficient car, you’ll use that car. Somebody comes up with a more efficient blender, you’ll use that blender. I mean, that’s just how it’s going to go.”
The free campus event distributed 1,000 copies of Nye’s new book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation to students in attendance. The lecture, part of an annual student-run speaker series, quickly became a pro-big government, higher taxes rally.
“The trouble with this is, there are people now, in the U.S. government, who don’t like government,” Nye lectured.
The former television host and Disney actor then ranted about limited government conservatives, comparing them to a General Motors employee that wants to shut their own company down.
“We have to get people who really want the government to do what it’s supposed to do, which is run things,” Nye said.
We now know the Administrations definition of “honor and aistinction.”
In their coverage of desertion charges being filed against U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the major broadcast networks failed to mention during their Wednesday evening newscasts that National Security Advisor Susan Rice had previously praised Bergdahl as having served “with honor and distinction” on the June 1, 2014 broadcast of ABC’s This Week.
Standing in sharp contrast to this glaring omission by the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC, the clip of Rice’s appearance was shown on numerous cable news shows, including CNN’s The Situation Room and Erin Burnett OutFront as well as FNC’s Special Report and On the Record with Greta Van Susteren.
While discussing the prisoner swap on ABC’s Sunday morning political talk show on June 1, Rice said this to host George Stephanopoulos when asked about the possibility of Bergdahl facing any discipline for leaving his post:
That is really not the point. The point is that he’s back. He’s going to be safely reunited with his family. He served the United States with honor and distinction and we’ll have the opportunity, eventually, to learn what has transpired in the past years, but what’s most important now is his health and well-being. That he has the opportunity to recover in peace and security and be reunited with his family, which is why this is such a joyous day.
Meanwhile, as for what the networks did mention about this story, all three networks mentioned the “controversial” nature of the prisoner swap with ABC and NBC including soundbites from Bergdahl’s fellow soliders.
Another prime example of your government hard at work…
Agents working abroad for the Drug Enforcement Administration allegedly attended and participated in drug cartel-funded “sex parties,” according to a new report released Thursday by the Department of Justice’s inspector general.
“We were particularly troubled by multiple allegations involving several DEA special agents participating in ‘sex parties’ with prostitutes while working in an overseas office,” the report reads.
The report says this type of agent misconduct took place for “several years” while some of the agents who participated held top-secret clearances, opening them up to potential extortion and coercion.
“Many of these agents were alleged to have engaged in this high-risk sexual behavior while at their government-leased quarters, raising the possibility that DEA equipment and information also may have been compromised as a result of the agents’ conduct,” the report says.
It adds: “The fact that most of the ‘sex parties’ occurred in government-leased quarters where agents’ laptops, BlackBerry devices, and other government-issued equipment were present created potential security risks for the DEA and for the agents who participated in the parties, potentially exposing them to extortion, blackmail, or coercion.”
Two agents under investigation also told investigators that a supervising officer “frequented a prostitution establishment while in their overseas assignment and often took agents serving on temporary duty to this establishment and facilitated sexual encounters there.”
Here are a few recent stories that say otherwise:
It has been five years since I started Let’s Move!, an initiative to address childhood obesity and help all our kids grow up healthy. And as we mark this fifth anniversary, we’re celebrating how far we’ve come, we’re challenging ourselves to do even more, and we’re committing to be true champions for this issue in the years ahead. That’s our theme for this anniversary year: Celebrate, challenge, champion.
We certainly have plenty to celebrate. Over the past five years, we have seen a real cultural shift across our country. Food and beverage companies are racing to cut sugar, salt, and fat from their products. Cities, towns, and counties are supporting healthy after-school programs and youth sports leagues. Faith leaders are educating their congregations about healthy eating and physical activity. Restaurants are offering healthier versions of their dishes, and fast food places are even including apple slices and low-fat milk in their kids’ meals.
Through Let’s Move!, we’re reaching millions of kids every day: 1.6 million kids are attending healthier day cares, where fruits and vegetables have replaced cookies and juice. More than 30 million kids are eating healthier school lunches. Nearly 9 million kids participate in our Active Schools program and get 60 minutes of physical activity a day, and nearly 5 million kids will be attending healthier after-school programs in the next five years.
Taken together, these efforts are starting to have an impact: Childhood obesity rates have finally stopped rising — and obesity rates are actually falling among our youngest children.
We need to protect the progress we’ve made on healthier school lunches, and we need more schools to find new ways to get kids active before, during, and after the school day. We need more cities to create safe walking routes to schools and restore bike paths and hiking trails so families can get active. And we need to be more creative in spreading the word about healthy eating and physical activity.
The full list of terms they have deemed sexist: Polarizing, calculating, disingenuous, insincere, ambitious, inevitable, entitled, over confident, secretive. The phrases “will do anything to win,” “represents the past,” and “out of touch” are also going to be met with sexism charges.
NY Times reporter Amy Chozick:
Odds are CAIR will either ignore this or claim entrapment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. Army National Guard soldier and his cousin have been arrested on charges of conspiring to support Islamic State, the Department of Justice said on Thursday.
The two Chicago area men spoke of using army uniforms, military knowledge and access to attack an Illinois military installation, the department said in a statement.
Optics be damned!
PALM CITY, Fla. —President Obama will be vacationing in South Florida this weekend, sources have confirmed for WPBF 25 News.
The president is expected to stay at the Florida National Golf Club, which is in Palm City and Port St. Lucie. Obama made a similar trip to the area in February of 2013.
Like last time, he’s expected to spend much of his time playing golf.
“That’s fantastic,” said Johanna Morphew of Port St. Lucie. “It’ll be nice to have him in town.”
“It’s good,” said Raphael Martinez of Port St. Lucie. “Get some attention. Get Port St. Lucie in the news.”
The White House has not confirmed the trip, but the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Temporary Flight Restriction for the Palm City area for Saturday and Sunday.
A TFR restricts who can fly over the area and when. The TFR is for at least a 10-mile radius, a size usually reserved for only the president.
The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to “destroy the plane”, French officials said.
Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, citing information from the “black box” voice recorder, said the co-pilot was alone in the cockpit.
He intentionally started a descent while the pilot was locked out.
Mr Robin said there was “absolute silence in the cockpit” as the pilot fought to re-enter it.
The co-pilot, now named as Andreas Lubitz, was alive until the final impact, the prosecutors added.
“We hear the pilot ask the co-pilot to take control of the plane and we hear at the same time the sound of a seat moving backwards and the sound of a door closing,” Mr Robin told reporters.
“At that moment, the co-pilot is controlling the plane by himself. While he is alone, the co-pilot presses the buttons of the flight monitoring system to put into action the descent of the aeroplane.
“This action on the altitude controls can only be deliberate.”
The Airbus 320 from Barcelona to Duesseldorf hit a mountain, killing 150 people, after an eight-minute descent.
The pilot is heard on the voice recorder first first knocking gently on the door, then progressively louder, then trying to bang down the door to try to get back into the cockpit. The prosecutor said co-pilot had to affirmatively hit a button to keep the pilot out.
The prosecutor noted that passengers didn’t realize until the last minute on the recorder and that you can hear them screaming at the end of the recording. They heard the co-pilot’s normal breathing at the time of impact so they know he was alive.
The prosecutor said that they have no reason to believe that terrorism is involved and that Lubitz was not a known terrorist.
Nothing in the background (so far) that would seem to indicate anything untoward.
Via NY Post:
The Germanwings co-pilot at the controls of the doomed jet had wanted to fly since childhood, according to friends and neighbors.
Andreas Lubitz, 28, grew up in the small town of Montabaur, Germany, and had been a member of the flying club Luftsportclub Westerwal since his teen years.
“Andreas became a member of the association as a teenager, he wanted to realize his dream of flying. He began as a gliding student and made it to become a pilot on an Airbus 320,” according to a statement from the club.
Club member Peter Ruecker said he didn’t sense Lubitz was suffering from any emotional or psychological problems.
“He was happy he had a job with Germanwings and he was doing well,” Ruecker said.
A Montabaur neighbor of Lubitz’s said he was always friendly, pursued his dreams with “vigor” and enjoyed running.
“How often we saw him jogging past our house,” a neighbor told local newspaper the Rhein Zeitung.
Lubitz split time between his parents’ place in Montabaur and kept an apartment in Duesseldorf, where he often ran in local races, according to AFP and German news agency DPA.
Lubitz’s Facebook page was scrubbed shortly after he was identified. It included a picture of him sitting near the Golden Gate Bridge near San Francisco and a shot of Times Square.
His “likes” included a Lufthansa-sponsored half-marathon and a local climbing wall.
The co-pilot also appeared to be a fan of electronic music, following German artists Schiller and Paul Kalkbrenner and French DJ David Guetta, according to his Facebook page.
Responding to revelations, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr said all pilots undergo annual medical checks, but not special psychiatric assessments beyond training.
He added: ‘He passed all medical exams, all checks. He was 100 per cent fit to fly without any restrictions.
‘I am not a lawyer. I am the CEO of a big company. If one person takes 149 people with him to death, it is not suicide.’
However, it emerged today that Lubitz had to stop his pilot training in 2008 because he was depressed and suffering ‘burnout’.
A schoolmate told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung that he had taken a break because of depression.
The woman said: ‘Apparently he had burnout, he was in depression.’….
In Montabaur, acquaintances today said Lubitz showed no signs of depression when they saw him last autumn when he renewed his glider pilot’s license.
‘He was happy he had the job with Germanwings and he was doing well,’ said a member of the glider club, Peter Ruecker, who watched Lubitz learn to fly.
‘He gave off a good feeling.’