Saturday, July 22, 2017

After Muslim cop kills unarmed woman, Minneapolis mayor reassures Muslims, warns against “Islamophobia”

After Muslim cop kills unarmed woman, Minneapolis mayor reassures Muslims, warns against “Islamophobia”
"It is increasingly clear, as we learn about Mohamed Noor’s nervousness and jumpiness and lack of respect for women, and from his own account of events that he relayed to friends (that he was “startled” and reacted by opening fire), that Mohamed Noor was not cut out to be a policeman.
Image result for Mayor Betsy HodgesHe did not have the temperament for it, and if he hadn’t killed Justine Damond, he would likely have done something similar at some point.
So why was he on the force at all? 
Because he was the first Somali Muslim on the Minneapolis police force. 
He was a symbol of our glorious multicultural mosaic.
He was a rebuke to “Islamophobes” and proof that what they say is false.
Minneapolis authorities placed a great deal of faith in Mohamed Noor.
He was for them the triumph of diversity, the victory of their world view.
...in the wake of his failure, Minneapolis multiculturalists aren’t about to reconsider their religion.
On the contrary, they are doubling down.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has immediately recognized — as authorities do everywhere after jihad attacks — that the real victims are not those who were killed or wounded, but the Muslim community. 
...Mayor Hodges is reassuring Muslims and warning against “Islamophobia,” as if a non-Muslim police officer had shot an unarmed Muslim woman.
But that’s not what happened..."

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Michael Swartz: Campus Rape: Revisiting the 'Dear Colleague' Letter — The Patriot Post

Michael Swartz: Campus Rape: Revisiting the 'Dear Colleague' Letter — The Patriot Post
"When dealing with sexual assault, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is working to bring Rule of Law back to college campuses.
Responding in 2011 to a false narrative that sexual assault on college campuses was out of control, Russlyn Ali, at the time the assistant secretary for civil rights in Barack Obama’s Department of Education, penned what became known as the “Dear Colleague” letter
It was a 19-page “significant guideline document” for colleges and universities to follow, but its major effects on campus life were to make it extremely difficult for a student accused of sexual assault to defend himself and to lower the standard required for disciplinary action to a simple preponderance of the evidence
Even with the reduced standard (or perhaps because of it), campus rape incidents continued to make headlines, including fake news like the University of Virginia story retracted in 2014 by Rolling Stone.
...The failure of the current system, however, means that something has to be done. 
While sexual assault is a problem on campus, there was already in place a lawful means of handling the issue. 
The problem was that victims were reluctant to put themselves through the process, and schools were fearful of the prospect of negative press from such proceedings. 
But preserving the rights of the accused and maintaining the presumption of innocence until being proven guilty — even if only by a standard of “clear and convincing evidence” common in civil trials — should be the standard. 
Let’s hope DeVos can make it right again."

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Louisiana Democrats Purge Thomas Jefferson, the Man Who Acquired Louisiana

Louisiana Democrats Purge Thomas Jefferson, the Man Who Acquired Louisiana:

Image result for flicker commons images Thomas Jefferson"The latest in what has become an all too common crusade to wipe great American historical figures from places of honor and memory, the Louisiana Democratic Party has announced that it will change the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” dinner to the bland and unremarkable True Blue Gala.

Louisiana Democrats joined many other state parties that have changed the name of the dinner, which was originally intended to celebrate two key figures in their party’s history—Presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson."


Kidney Credits Would Bring Life to Tax Reform | Economics21

Kidney Credits Would Bring Life to Tax Reform | Economics21:
"By tomorrow at this time, twelve people will have died waiting for a kidney transplant. 
There are 500,000 people with end-stage renal failure and approximately 100,000 people are on the waiting list for kidneys.
Approximately 20,000 people are waiting for hearts, livers, and lungs. 19,061 kidney transplants were performed in 2016.
Image result for waiting for a kidney transplantThe numbers queued for kidneys are so high because patients with renal failure can exist for years on dialysis -- a thrice weekly process that cleanses the blood of toxins for four hours per session – while those with liver and lung failure die relatively quickly without a transplant.
The organ shortage has existed since the national organ procurement and distribution system established by the National Organ Transplant Act of 1984 (NOTA) became operational.
The problem is simply that there are not enough donors.
Kidneys can be donated, but they must be given for free.
NOTA permits reimbursement for donor expenses and some states allow income tax deductions and credits for those expenses, but those measures have not been sufficient to generate the donations that are needed
NOTA was adopted with noble intentions.
The goal was to prevent a situation in which only wealthier patients could afford to buy organs and where poor donors might become “suppliers” for the well-off.
More than enough time has elapsed to conclude that an altruism-only system is sorely inadequate..."
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History for July 22

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Gregor Mendel 1822, Steve Vincent Benet 1889, Alexander Calder 1898
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Bob Dole 1923, Alex Trebek 1940, Albert Brooks 1947
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1376 - The legend of the Pied Piper of Hamelin leading rats out of town is said to have occurred on this date.
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1587 - A second English colony was established on Roanoke Island off North Carolina. The colony vanished under mysterious circumstances.
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1798 - The USS Constitution was underway and out to sea for the first time since being launched on October 21, 1797.
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1933 - Wiley Post ended his around-the-world flight. He had traveled 15,596 miles in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
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1943 - American forces led by General George S. Patton captured Palermo, Sicily.
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1998 - Iran tested medium-range missile, capable of reaching Israel or Saudi Arabia.
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2003 - In northern Iraq, Saddam Hussein's sons Odai and Qusai died after a gunfight with U.S. forces.
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