'What Lion?,' Zimbabweans Don't Give A Damn About Cecil Story
posted 07/30/2015, 6:18 PM (InformationLiberation)|
Zimbabweans by and large don't give a damn about the Cecil story, instead they see lions as violent predators and are asking why Americans don't care their people are being killed by them.
HARARE — As social media exploded with outrage this week at the killing of Cecil the lion, the untimely passing of the celebrated predator at the hands of an American dentist went largely unnoticed in the animal’s native Zimbabwe.While lions are beautiful and majestic creatures, Americans would view them differently if they were roaming around freely ripping their children's throats out.
“What lion?” acting information minister Prisca Mupfumira asked in response to a request for comment about Cecil, who was at that moment topping global news bulletins and generating reams of abuse for his killer on websites in the United States and Europe.
[...]For most people in the southern African nation, where unemployment tops 80 percent and the economy continues to feel the aftereffects of 1 billion percent hyperinflation a decade ago, the uproar had all the hallmarks of a “First World problem.”
“Are you saying that all this noise is about a dead lion? Lions are killed all the time in this country,” said Tryphina Kaseke, a used-clothes hawker on the streets of Harare. “What is so special about this one?”
As with many countries in Africa, in Zimbabwe big wild animals such as lions, elephants or hippos are seen either as a potential meal, or a threat to people and property that needs to be controlled or killed.
[...]“Why are the Americans more concerned than us?” said Joseph Mabuwa, a 33-year-old father of two cleaning his car in the center of the capital. “We never hear them speak out when villagers are killed by lions and elephants in Hwange.”
VIDEO: Man Asks Cops To Stop Beating Woman, Cops Beat Him Instead
posted 07/30/2015, 4:12 PM (The Free Thought Project)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
San Francisco, CA — On the weekend June 27, in San Francisco, thousands of people took to the streets to take part in the 200 parade contingents, 300 exhibitors, and more than 20 stages and venues at the San Francisco LGBT Pride Celebration and Parade. San Francisco’s celebration is the largest LGBT gathering in the nation.
During the event, just after the “Dyke March,” police and protesters clashed outside the old Lexington Club in the Mission District.
University of New Hampshire: Using the Word "American" is Offensive
posted 07/30/2015, 4:12 PM (Infowars)|
[Category: Big Brother/Orwellian]
Using the words “American,” “obese,” “normal,” “mothering,” “fathering,” “homosexual,” “illegal alien,” and “senior citizens,” is offensive and should be discouraged, according to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” posted on the University of New Hampshire website.
The guide, first uncovered by Campus Reform, “is meant to invite inclusive excellence in [the] campus community.”
The word “American” is “problematic” accordin... (more)
The Euro Isn't Dead
posted 07/30/2015, 4:11 PM (Peter Schiff)|
While the world can count dozens of important currencies, when it comes to top line financial and investment discussions, the currency marketplace really comes down to a one-on-one cage match between the two top contenders: the U.S. Dollar and the Euro.
In recent years the contest has become a blowout, with the Dollar pummeling the Euro into apparent submission. Based on the turmoil created by the European Debt Crisis and the continuing problems in Greece and other overly indebted... (more)
Los Angeles Union Wants To Be Exempt From $15 Minimum Wage It Fought For
posted 07/30/2015, 4:11 PM (The Guardian)|
Union officials in Los Angeles are fighting to be excluded from minimum wage rules that they have lobbied to put in place.
Los Angeles city council is set to vote on a union-backed clause to its $15-an-hour minimum wage bill that would exempt workers covered by a collective bargaining contract. The debate is expected to start later this week when the council returns from summer recess.... (more)
Wednesday July 29th, 2015
No Cops Around, Man With Concealed Carry Permit STOPS Mass Shooter
posted 07/29/2015, 4:08 PM (Counter Current News)|
A mass shooter in Cincinnati, Ohio was just stopped in his tracks. A 62-year-old gunman took aim and fired on four people, including a 1-year-old boy. People had been looking everywhere for a cop, once the man began harassing a woman. But as the old adage says, “there was no cop around when you needed one.”
Instead, a citizen who was armed with a self-defense pistol, and a concealed carry permit saw Thomas McCary arguing with the woman – his sister – around 8 p.m. Sunday night and... (more)
Dealing with the Cops
posted 07/29/2015, 4:08 PM (Jacob G. Hornberger)|
Everyone has to do some serious soul-searching when it comes to dealing with the cops. This is especially true for African-Americans, given that police departments seem to have attracted a disproportionate share of racial bigots to that line of work. But it's also true for everyone else, given that the police have effectively been given a license to kill citizens with impunity.... (more)
Why Do Libertarians Pay Taxes?
posted 07/29/2015, 3:46 AM (Laurence M. Vance)|
It never fails. Every time I write anything about taxes I get long, rambling e-mails from tax trolls who scour the Internet looking for articles about taxes so they can contact the writers and impress them with their knowledge of the tax code.
These tax trolls usually call themselves "non-taxpayers." They say things like: paying taxes is voluntary, the Sixteenth Amendment was not properly ratified, most Americans aren't required to pay income tax, many Americans have gotten refund... (more)
Obama Tells Snowden to "Come Home, Be Judged"
posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (Infowars)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
In response to a popular online petition calling for pardoning Edward Snowden, the White House says the former NSA analyst should return home to “be judged by a jury of his peers." The 2013 petition calling for a pardon drew 167,000 responses.
"Instead of constructively addressing these issues, Mr. Snowden’s dangerous decision to steal and disclose classified information had severe consequences for the security of our country and the people who work day in and day out to protect i... (more)
A Creative Idea For Dealing With Police During a Traffic Stop
posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (Walter E. Block)|
I have no idea if this will work. I have never tried it. I pass this along to our community since I had never before heard of this suggestion, but it seems plausible to me, and, if it works, it would be very helpful. The motorist should give the policeman a sheet of paper with this printed on it:
I have hearing damage. In order to assist you in performing your duties, please indicate below what you require of me and the legal authority for your demands:... (more)
Jon Stewart's Secret White House Visits
posted 07/28/2015, 9:34 PM (Politico)|
Jon Stewart slipped unnoticed into the White House in the midst of the October 2011 budget fight, summoned to an Oval Office coffee with President Barack Obama that he jokingly told his escort felt like being called into the principal’s office.
In February 2014, Obama again requested Stewart make the trip from Manhattan to the White House, this time for a midmorning visit hours before the president would go before television cameras to warn Russia that “there will be costs” if it ... (more)
Native American Woman Dies in Jail, Begging for Help, Officers Told Her to "Quit Faking"
posted 07/28/2015, 4:36 PM (The Free Thought Project)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Aberdeen, SD — Earlier this month, Sarah Lee Circle Bear, a Lakota woman, was jailed on an alleged bond violation over a suspected DUI charge. Circle Bear was booked into jail on July 6th, and would not leave alive.
According to authorities, Circle Bear was found unconscious and not breathing in her Brown County holding cell on Sunday, July 12.
According to KELO,
Brown County Coroner Mike Carlsen says the results of an autopsy conducted Monda... (more)
Pentagon Asks 'Armed Citizens' Not To Stand Guard At Recruiting Centers
posted 07/28/2015, 4:36 PM (NPR)|
The Defense Department, reacting to armed citizens appearing in front of military recruiting offices around the country since last week's fatal shootings of five U.S. servicemen in Chattanooga, Tenn., has asked that "individuals not stand guard" on federal property.
"We take the safety of our service members, our DoD civilians, and the families who support them very seriously, and Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is currently reviewing recommendations from the services for making o... (more)
Migrants Jump Off Boat, Run Ashore, During Miami Beach Fashion Shoot
posted 07/28/2015, 4:36 PM (Broward Palm Beach)|
About 6 a.m. on July 10, Ekaterina Juskowski was shooting a video of her friend, a model, near 36th Street in the heart of Miami Beach.
She noticed that a blue-green boat in the background — she thought it was a scuba boat — was coming closer to shore and thought, "They are ruining my video."
Juskowski shut off the camera for a moment but turned it back on when... (more)
What's funny about this video is the government claims it needs a total police state to keep us safe, yet then you have incidents like this, where illegal immigrants, who could just as easily be "jihadi terrorists," are free to storm our shores without recourse, despite the surveillance state/police state. The "security" fascism creates is a farcical illusion. - Chris
Do We Need to Bring Back Internment Camps?
posted 07/28/2015, 5:33 AM (Ron Paul)|
Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the US bombing of Serbia, proposed that "disloyal Americans" be sent to internment camps for the "duration of the conflict." Discussing the recent military base shootings in Chattanooga, TN, in which five US service members were killed, Clark recalled the internment of American citizens during World War II who were merely suspected of having Nazi sympathies. He said: "back then we didn't say 'that was freedom of speech,' we p... (more)
Florida Cops Enter Family's Backyard and Shoot 8-Year-Old Daughter's Beloved Dog
posted 07/28/2015, 5:32 AM (PINAC)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
Miami-Dade police entered the backyard of Vivian Lopez last week and killed her 8-year-old daughter’s beloved American Bulldog, Tyson, and the police are refusing to provide her with any answers as to why.
When Lopez inquired as to why the South Florida cops were even on her property, she told the local news outlet WSVN that she received conflicting stories, but she did say one officer told her they were searching for suspected car thieves in the area.
Liberals Sign Petition to Impose 10% "Male Privilege Tax"
posted 07/27/2015, 5:47 PM (Infowars)|
Liberals signed a petition to address “income inequality” by imposing a 10% “male privilege tax” on all men in the latest Mark Dice ‘man on the street’ video which illustrates how much leftists are divorced from reality.
Asked to support an additional 10% tax on men’s income, one woman responded, “I’ll definitely sign for that,” before adding, “Yeah I’ve never heard of that befo... (more)
Obama Pledges to Use Last 18 Months in Office Pushing Gun Control
posted 07/27/2015, 5:31 AM (CNS News)|
President Obama on Thursday pledged to use his last 18 months in office to work on gun control, calling it “the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied.”
“If you ask me where has been the one area where I feel that I’ve been most frustrated and most stymied, it is the fact that the United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient, common-sense gun safety laws – even in the face of repeated mass killings,”... (more)
The Sorry State of Race Relations
posted 07/27/2015, 5:31 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)|
The headline story last week was as disturbing as it was ironic. The Gallup poll reveals that both blacks and whites think race relations are generally bad, and by wide margins. In general, two thirds of survey respondents say that people are not getting along and that tension is high.
The striking fact: this is the reverse of what people believed in the days after t... (more)
Donald Trump: I Pay My Own Way, Unlike Bush, Walker or Clinton
posted 07/27/2015, 5:30 AM (WSJ)|
OSKALOOSA, Iowa—Donald Trump said there was no cap in the amount of money he would be willing to put into his campaign for the Republican nomination for president if his message continues to resonate with voters.
Speaking at a free-wheeling press conference following a rally in this city east of Des Moines, Mr. Trump also attacked Republican rivals Jeb Bush and Scott Walker and Democrat Hillary Clinton with accusations that they were beholden to wealthy donors.
Mr. ... (more)
Community Reaches Out to Homeless Man and his Dog to Begin New Life
posted 07/27/2015, 5:30 AM (Examiner.com)|
A Hallandale homeless man and his canine best friend will be moving to their new home on Sunday; that's right their new home! Thanks to a community of compassionate people, a local animal rescue, and the power of social media, Ronald Aaron and Shadow will be settling in and helping at Pet Partners Rescue Home, a cat adoption and sanctuary near Miami, Florida.
Bernie Alfonso, the founder of the rescue, has graciously offered the two a private apartment in exchange for some needed h... (more)
VIDEO: Cop Elbows Man In The Head, Gets Charged With 'Unnecessary Assault'
posted 07/24/2015, 4:56 PM (Cop Block)|
[Category: Tyranny/Police State]
A Pocatello Police officer has been charged with assault. Detective Steven Westfall is on paid administrative leave and is charged with one misdemeanor count of “unnecessary assault by an officer.”
The incident started after someone called police claiming that James Rutherford was trespassing on IRS property and was possibly armed with a knife. As police were walking Rutherford back to the patrol car, a shouting match breaks out between Rutherford and the police. After another o... (more)
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