Saturday, February 24, 2018

Conservative Nonprofit PragerU Is Suing Google For Alleged Discrimination


"CalPERS Is Near Insolvency; It Needs A Bailout Soon" - Former Board Member Makes Stunning Admission

Zerohedge

The Rise of VICTIMHOOD Culture on Campus - Seeing People as GOOD or EVIL - Professor Jonathan Haidt

Berkeley’s plan to make its own cryptocurrency raises eyebrows

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
Facing a homelessness crisis and funding gaps from recent tax cuts, the city of Berkeley is considering something revolutionary: making its own bitcoin-like cryptocurrency.

“Acts of resistance require creating resources,” said Councilman Ben Bartlett, one of the people behind the plan. He’s working with Mayor Jesse Arreguín, and teaming up with the startup Neighborly and UC Berkeley’s Blockchain Lab on proposals to turn municipal bonds into digital currency, with the goal of raising additional funds for specific projects.

Bartlett and Arreguín came up with the idea over dinner when they were brainstorming about the affordable housing crisis with constituents, some of whom work with digital currencies.

“This is largely driven by Berkeley residents,” Bartlett said. “Their nickname for Berkeley is Crypto City.”
Imagine that.

Mexican Gun Control Ensures Cartels Outgun The Good Guys


After Parkland, billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer pledges $1M to register high schoolers to vote


This article destroys the Dem claim that when companies "buy back" stock they only help themselves and somehow the money disappears. Buy backs increase your IRA's value and the guy who sold the stock back to Apple now reinvests that money in the economy.


DOJ Says Obama Atty. Gen. Lynch Used Alias to Conduct Official Business to Protect Security, Privacy


Black Privilege


Full rebuttal 'FISA' memo from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released (PDF)


Michael Moore: NRA is Worse than ISIS


Ryan McMaken on Privatized Approaches to Gun Violence

Having children ages women MORE than smoking and obesity


Someone had to say it: "We are a nation of citizens not immigrants."


ICE deportations dropped under Trump last fall compared to Obama in 2016


Canada Must Be So Proud


NBC 'Blacklist' Star Megan Boone: My Character 'Will Never Carry an Assault Rifle Again'


Steve Scalise backs arming teachers to prevent school shootings


MS-13 gang members are being removed by our Great ICE and Border Patrol Agents by the thousands, but these killers come back in from El Salvador, and through Mexico, like water. El Salvador just takes our money, and Mexico must help MORE with this problem. We need The Wall!


CPAC crowd boos John McCain over Obamacare vote


The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's decision to redraw congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a plot to stop President Donald Trump


Uber mandates a six-hour rest period for frequent drivers


“I’m not an advocate of female genital mutilation but I am an advocate of female circumcision.”


Is Amazon capable of successfully delivering packages for other businesses on a broad scale?


Lyft is up sharply in NYC as e-hail services stomp taxis . Company's market share has grown by more than 50% . amid surge in app-based car service

Crain's New York Business reports:
As of November, the most recent month for which figures are available, Lyft held 17.6% of New York’s ride-share market, up from 11.5% in the same period in 2016, according to the Taxi and Limousine Commission. The increase of 6.1 percentage points represents a 53% gain in market share.

Uber’s share fell to 68.8% in November from 73% the previous year. (In keeping with its larger size relative to Lyft, Uber’s driver center in Long Island City is 34,000 square feet.)

All of New York’s ride-hail services, however, including Juno and Via, saw growth last year, as the overall number of trips shot up 65%, to 15.8 million, for November. The number of taxi trips, which have been in a long decline, dropped 8%, to 9.3 million.
The NYC taxi cartel in decline...

‘Thank you, Mama Merkel’: Syrian refugee lives with 2 wives, 6 kids on benefits in Germany


(Video) Anti-Trump Pundit David Frum: I Would Prefer Bernie Sanders to Be President Than Donald Trump

Anti-Trump , big government activist David Frum prefers socialist Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump... Just click on the link to the video. It starts at the 48:19 marker of the video, so you don't have to watch the entire video. David Frum simply answers a question in an interview.

The New York Times: " Skull and Bones keeps its secrets closely. But it casts a shadow across the country. "


Flashback.The New York Times reports:
In a sylvan pocket tucked off High Street, masked by blank slits in an ancient stone building called the Tomb, barred from the world by a padlocked iron door, Skull and Bones keeps its secrets closely. But it casts a shadow across the country.

Through generations, the most influential of senior societies at Yale College has been seen by outsiders as the hand that quietly - oh, so quietly - guides the nation's foreign policy, intelligence apparatus and premier banking houses, with a formidable presence at the bar and on the bench as well.
You'll probably want to read this book.

New South African president wants to seize land from white farmers without compensation


DREAMers come from all over, but nearly 80 percent of them were born in Mexico.

Vox

A singing robot factory can’t find enough human workers


4 extremely easy ways to fake confidence


Clinton/Obama/Russia corruption required accomplices. Nellie Ohr, Stalin apologist, is one.


President Obama Comes Out For Gun Control Via Student Demonstrations


If no agreement is reached, people who arrived in America as minors will be again subject to deportation


More generous exemptions on the estate tax have made a lot of wealthy Americans very happy -- not so the fact that they expire in 8 years. 'When you tell them it ends in 2025, they’re frustrated because they’re still going to be alive,' says one tax lawyer


New England Colleges: High School Walkouts Will Not Affect Admissions


Tax law ignites White House power struggle


Jim Carrey Posts Grotesque Picture of Trump With Florida Shooting Victims


What does the credit market know that the stock market doesn't?


Guess Which Elite University Is Encouraging Planned Parenthood Volunteers?


Parents are risking their finances to pay for college


More than 200 protest deportations at Gary/Chicago International Airport under eye of armed SWAT officers


"We're not going to be victims." A gun-toting liquor store clerk takes on a shotgun-wielding robber. The wild exchange that sends the crook to the ER.


"He is smart, he is sly, he is sinful." One of the KGB's highest-ranking spies describes Vladimir Putin


Speculators Record Short 10-Year Futures: Short Squeeze Coming Up?

Mish Talk

When The Government Lets You Down.... A woman gave copious information about how dangerous this mass murderer of children was to the FBI.


Facebook pulls virtual reality shooting game at CPAC


Democratic governors are ready to take action on gun control


Struggling Pundit Bill Kristol Attacks CPAC


Poll of Republican Voters: Reducing Immigration More Important than Replacing Obamacare, Destroying ISIS


"If the FBI were a private organization, the families of the Florida high-school victims would be able to sue both the organization and the individuals who failed to do their jobs for wrongful death."


People don't leave jobs, they leave managers.


Van Jones Suggests Armed Teachers More Likely to Use Guns Against African-American, Latino Kids


Nullification: An Overview | Thomas E. Woods, Jr.

When Malls Saved the Suburbs From Despair


The Atlantic

Flashback 1994: California Votes 59 to 41 percent to approve Proposition 187. When A Single Federal Judge Destroyed The Will of California Voters Who Didn't Want Illegal Immigration .

Flashback 1994 . Migration News reports:
California voters on November 8 voted 59 to 41 percent to approve Proposition 187, the "Save Our State'' Initiative. Proposition 187 is an initiative statute whose provisions remain state law unless disapproved by a two-thirds vote of the California Legislature or by another initiative.

A federal judge blocked the implementation of virtually all sections of Prop. 187 until at least December 14, citing "a balance of hardship that decidedly tips in favor of" continuing to provide services to unauthorized immigrants. Specifically, the judge said that the initiative may not be constitutional because it does not provide due process, or a hearing before an individual is denied benefits such as schooling or health care. The judge's order prevents California from announcing regulations implementing Prop. 187. Only the sections that impose penalties for making or using false documents were not blocked.
Tom Woods explains how a single federal judge changed California....

Stanford lied for a decade about discriminating against men in financial-aid decisions

The College Fix reports:
Sorry we never told you about ‘incremental fellowship awards’

Do you want a better financial-aid offer from Stanford’s $225,000 MBA program? Self-identify as a woman.

The elite university was caught lying to applicants going back to 2008 by claiming that “financial assistance was determined solely by a student’s calculated financial need.” Its average awards actually favored women over men regardless of their finances.

The Wall Street Journal reports that eight years of financial data (2008-2015) on a shared storage drive were accessible to the entire Graduate School of Business for six months.

Second-year student Adam Allcock stumbled over the data, crunched the numbers and presented his 378-page analysis in November to Dean Jonathan Levin, who quizzed him on its methodology
Is Stanford engaged in a racketeering enterprise against men ?