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Silly: College Holds Halloween Workshop to Ward Off Offensive Costumes

FixThisNation - 9 hours 41 min ago

It’s that time of year again, where we get to sit back and watch liberals go completely off their rockers in an absurd attempt to take political correctness to new heights of insanity. No holiday brings out the worst in the left like Halloween, where dressing up in costume has suddenly become a perilous activity fraught with innumerable minefields of offensiveness. Between racism, cultural appropriation, and joke costumes that just AREN’T FUNNY, the left is only a couple of years away from declaring a full-scale ban on the holiday.

Isn’t it funny? Thirty years ago, it was Christian conservative parents who hated Halloween. My, how times have changed.

In any event, here’s a Halloween spectacle courtesy of The College Fix. Apparently, the University of Southern Indiana held a workshop last week called “Culture Not Costumes” in which students were presented with a video, four flyers, and an activity to help them understand how and why they should go about dressing up for Halloween in an inoffensive way.

From an insider’s account of the silliness:

The two videos about people dressing up in “inappropriate costumes” included one on people donning Japanese prostitute costumes and a second on Native Americans. The words “very disrespectful” came up, a lot.

The lecture … uh, presentation, continued with the handouts.

The first described cultural appropriation, defining it as “the taking of intellectual property, knowledge, and cultural expression from someone else’s culture without permission.”

It goes on to provide examples of what cultural appropriation looks like “when it comes to first nations.” Examples included: hipsters wearing headdresses, dressing up as “Pocahotties” and “sexy Indian Princesses.”

The second handout portrays a short yes/no flowchart questionnaire to determine if a costume culturally appropriates. If it does, you’re directed to “go back and start at the beginning” until you get it right.

Man, it’s really sad when you think about all those years – decades – in which Americans were just wildly dressing up in any way they wanted on Halloween while millions of minorities were suffering. Imagine all of the Japanese/Native Americans/Mexicans/Transgenders/Aztecs/Wiccans/etc. people who spent Oct. 31 after Oct. 31 wailing in private about the horribleness of it all, unable to speak out because of that enormous, impenetrable wall of white privilege!

Or…maybe none of that was actually happening? Maybe this is just another made-up thing for stupid college kids have invented to get upset about? Noooo, it couldn’t be! We’re sure it’s all very real and very important, because why else would we see this on campus after campus and all over the internet? If it’s as silly as it seems, that would mean we’re getting ready for a world where tomorrow’s leaders have no idea how to distinguish between a trivial issue and one that actually matters. And since that’s far more frightening than any Halloween costume, we’ll just force ourselves to believe this is very, very serious. It’s better that way.

Coverup Questions Emerge Over Vegas Security Guard’s ‘Ellen’ Appearance

The Daily Sheeple - 9 hours 51 min ago

Jesus Campos

Following his sudden re-appearance on The Ellen Show after vanishing for 6 days, numerous questions remain unanswered about Mandalay Bay shooting hero Jesus Campos’ timeline and perhaps more concerning still is that The Daily Mail reports that he was pressured into giving his only interview to Ellen DeGeneres because the giant company that owns the Las Vegas casino feared he would spill the beans about the shooting timeline if he was grilled by real journalists.

As we detailed previously, Campos had originally agreed to do five interviews, all on Thursday last week, but suddenly went missing, his union boss, who was helping set up the deal, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. David Hickey, president of the Michigan-based International Union, Security Police and Fire Professionals of America, would not confirm that MGM was behind the decision, but said the company certainly influenced Campos.

‘I was in a meeting with MGM’s upper management and they were definitely concerned about how tough someone like Hannity would be on him and they voiced their opinions,’ Hickey said.

He said all sides had agreed parameters for the interviews. ‘Everyone knew he wasn’t to talk about security protocols, staffing or training or give out names of employees.’

But he said the company — that, like most of Vegas’s casino industry, obsessively controls what employees are allowed to say to the media — was pressuring Campos not to give too much away.

‘I thought they were being negative, telling him that someone was going to be tough and how they were worried about his health — it wasn’t the thing he needed to hear four hours before the interviews were going to begin.’

Hickey said he met with the MGM executives at a location in Las Vegas where Campos was staying. They met in the living room but he wanted a word with some of the management team in private so they went into the bedroom.

When they returned, Campos had gone, and Hickey said he hasn’t seen or heard from him since. The next thing he knew the security official had bailed on the five interviews.

Then he learned on Monday that instead of appearing on a news show he would go on Ellen.

‘It certainly wasn’t my choice that he should appear on that circus,’ Hickey told DailyMail.com.

Ellen did not press him on the official timeline of the shooting, which has changed three times since the massacre.

And that appears to have been MGM’s plan.

When he went through his recollection of the night, she did not press him to clarify some of the lingering questions about the official timeline – such as whether he or hotel officials delayed calling police for six minutes after he was shot.

If that version is proven to be true, it could open MGM to massive costs from lawsuits.

DeGeneres told him:

‘I know you’ve had so many people asking for you to tell the story and talk about it and I understand your reluctance. You’re talking about it now and you’re not going to talk about it again.

‘I don’t blame you. Why relive it over and over?’

Sources told DailyMail.comMGM is worried that families of the 58 people murdered as well as many of the 546 injured  in the Mandalay Bay massacre will launch lawsuits potentially worth billions of dollars against the company, and they thought Campos might not keep his story straight under the pressure of the TV lights and tough questioning.

That is why Campos, 25, appeared on a daytime chat show hosted by a fast-talking, dancing comedienne, rather than take questions from TV hardhitters such as Fox News’ Sean Hannity, NBC News or ABC News.

‘MGM was behind the decision to call off all the interviews and did a deal with Ellen, knowing she would not play hardball on the timeline as long as she had the exclusive,’ a TV insider told DailyMail.com.

The stench of coverup continues…

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IMI Systems Quote of the Day: The Best Argument You’ll Read for National Reciprocity Today – Enter to Win 1000 Rounds of IMI 9mm Ammo

The Truth About Guns - 10 hours 7 min ago

“From the technicalities of guns themselves as mechanical objects, to the ways in which case law has enshrined certain doctrines related to self-defense, it is exceedingly difficult to wrap one’s...

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Sierra Announces a .264 Caliber Bullet to the MatchKing Line

The Firearm Blog - 10 hours 8 min ago

Sierra MatchKing 6.5mmSierra Bullets is a long time manufacturer of projectiles for the firearms industry. Some of its designs are legendary, and many shooters prefer its designs to any of the other options on the market. One of the company’s best known bullet lines is the MatchKing. These bullets have proven to be extremely accurate in the […]

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Trump asks supporters to sign ‘Stand for the National Anthem’ petition

The Blaze - 10 hours 52 min ago

President Trump has taken his personal crusade to stop player protests during the national anthem at NFL games to the next level: He’s started a petition.

What’s the petition for?

The petition is hosted on the GOP website and offers this description: “The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support.”

The webpage says the petition is paid for by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee, a fundraising organization. It’s unclear what Trump or the committee will do with the list of petition supporters.

Will the NFL ban the protests?

President Trump supported the idea of the NFL simply banning protests during the national anthem. While there were reports that league commissioner Goodell was considering the move, he simply released a statement saying that players “should” stand for the anthem, but didn’t institute any rule change.

Here’s what the petition looks like:

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President Trump appeared to enflame the protests even more after he derided the act during a rally where he used the insult “son of a bi**h” to mock player protesters.

The next Sunday dozens more players joined the protests, ostensibly to rebuke Trump along with raising awareness about perceived racial inequalities. The protests have subsided since then, but have not stopped completely.

Inland Announces a New .30 Carbine Pistol: the M30-P

The Firearm Blog - 11 hours 8 min ago

Inland M30-PInland Manufacturing announced a new .30 Carbine chambered pistol that it plans to ship in 2018. The new pistol has a design similar to that of the reproduction M1 Carbines the company already makes. However, this gun is definitely different. Starting off, the gun uses a Sage Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) M30-P chassis that was designed […]

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Eagle Imports Now Shipping the Llama Micro Max

The Firearm Blog - 12 hours 16 sec ago

MicroMaxEagle Imports recently announced the company was now shipping the Llama Micro Max pistol. This pistol was first shown in the United States two years ago at the 2015 National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers Expo and Annual Meeting. According to the company, this pistol is a reduced size 1911 style pistol that is chambered […]

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The German GSG9 to setup a new Anti-terror unit in Berlin

The Firearm Blog - 13 hours 8 min ago

The day before yesterday it was 40 years since the German Special Forces group GSG9 stormed the Lufthansa Flight 181 in Mogadishu, Somalia, and rescued all of the 86 passengers. The legendary German Anti-Terror unit GSG9 (Border Guard Group 9) is now setting up a new unit in Berlin. In total there will be four […]

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Vertebrae Fusion Bipod from Norway

The Firearm Blog - 14 hours 8 min ago

Let’s look at Norway for an interesting bipod! If you know me you know I’m close to being a collector of bipods. Look for my previous review of the Atlas 5-H for instance. Vertebrae AS is a small product design and development company, based in rainy Bergen, Norway. They specialize in equipment for long range shooting and […]

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KILN – Vitaly Bulgarov’s AR-15 DEX-stock

The Firearm Blog - 15 hours 57 min ago

Do you remember Vitaly Bulgarov’s AR-15 DEX-stock? If not please check last year’s article to refresh your memory and compare it to what the KILN (new name) project looks like one year after. Most of the details are unknown at this time and KILN have asked for patience. A lot of patience. The people involved are […]

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@Firearmblog on Instagram – Follow And Share With Us

The Firearm Blog - 16 hours 8 min ago

Staffed by a team of scientists and engineers using ITAR-controlled sensitive technology, TFB’s Instagram feed (@firearmblog) is reborn anew. And as much as most of us loathe social media for updates like ‘Aunt Judy’s middle toe removal was a success!’, firearms industry news, events and product releases now appear to be teased on platforms like Instagram […]

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Aussies Raise Money To Help Farmer In Self-Defense Legal Battle

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:12
When Australian farmer David Dunstan brought an unloaded .22 rifle with him to meet a knife-wielding man at his door, he never would have guessed the legal trouble it would cause him. Thankfully, other Australian gun owners are pitching in to help him out financially in his legal battle.

University Of Wisconsin Student Takes On Gun-Ban Advocates

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:10
A handful of students showed up at the University of Wisconsin in Madison last week to protest a speech by Townhall editor Katie Pavlich. The anti-gun student group demonstrated against the Second Amendment and the “rape culture” by wielding sex toys.

Study Finds That Mass Killings Are Not Becoming More Common

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:08
The familiar narrative engineered by the anti-gun left and dutifully parroted by the so-called “mainstream” media is that as gun rights generally grow stronger across the country, mass murders become easier to inflict and more common. Yet a new study by two researchers at the University of Illinois confirms past findings that this simply isn’t true.

California Homeowner Shoots Home Invader

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:06
A local thug walks up to a house where a family is sleeping, forces open the front door, and is ready to grab and run—it’s a scenario that seems to be repeated each night, all across the country. But this story ended when the homeowner grabbed his gun and confronted the intruder.

Millennial Support For Gun Rights Frustrates Media, Gun Control Lobby

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:04
Frequent contributor David Burnett explores the reasons behind Millennials’ strong support for gun ownership and the Second Amendment.

Why I Stand

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:02
In response to NFL protests, veteran Army Ranger and NRATV Correspondent Chuck Holton explains why he stands for the National Anthem.

Carry Life | Home Carry: The Revolver Reconsidered

America's First Freedom - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:00
Revolvers remain popular for carry and home defense, but know what you’re getting into.

The Senate just passed a $4 trillion budget plan, and one Republican voted against it

The Blaze - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:36

The U.S. Senate passed a $4 trillion budget plan Thursday that would allow President Trump’s tax reforms to be passed by the “reconciliation” process.

What does it mean?

Reconciliation means the Democrats won’t be able to mount a filibuster challenge to the plan.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised the action, saying, “Tonight we completed the first step towards replacing our broken tax code by passing a comprehensive, fiscally responsible budget that will help put the federal government on a path to balance.”

“We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to replace a failing tax code that holds Americans back with one that works for them,” he added.

Did any Republicans vote against the bill?

Yes. Only Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) joined all 46 Democrats and 2 Independents in voting against the bill.

“We can’t spend our way to prosperity,” Paul explained. “I will fight for the biggest, boldest tax cut we can pass, but I could not in good conscience vote for a budget that ignores spending caps that have been the law of the land for years and simply pretend it didn’t matter.”

The final vote tally was 51-49.

How did Democrats react?

Not surprisingly, Democrats were displeased with the vote.

“It shifts the burden from the wealthy and puts it squarely on the back of the middle class, and blows a hole in the deficit to boot,” Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “I think it will go down in history as one of the worst budgets Congress has ever passed.”

An NHL player ended his anthem protests in the most productive way possible

The Blaze - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:30

Tampa Bay Lightning player J.T. Brown has been raising a fist during the national anthem since Oct. 7. Thursday, he announced that he was ending his protest and putting his energy toward doing real work in the community.

His statement

Brown posted his statement on Twitter on Thursday afternoon:

Less talk, more action

Brown used the protest to draw attention to the issue of police brutality, but instead of getting hung up on a public display, he’s now building relationships with the people who can make a difference.

Meeting with the Tampa Bay Police Department, giving police officers tickets to games, and participating in ride-alongs shows that Brown not only appreciates the work the officers do, but he has a desire to understand the challenges of the job that civilians don’t always see.

Getting involved with the Boys and Girls Club and other youth organizations allows Brown to be a bridge between young people in his community and the police officers, hopefully laying the groundwork for positive relationships with law enforcement rather than an atmosphere of fear or animosity.

Collaborating with the owners of the franchise is a way to leverage his status as a professional athlete and tap into the vast resources of the organization that employs him to advance his cause.

This writer’s perspective

As we’ve seen in the NFL, national anthem protests have become such a convoluted topic that they are not leading to real progress on the original issue former quarterback Colin Kaepernick was protesting in the first place.

The best anyone can hope for is a situation like the one Brown has created: a graceful end to the controversial protests with a pivot into community service and activism that can advance the cause.

As Kaepernick himself said last September, “I don’t want to kneel forever.” It’s not a defeat to move past these protests. It doesn’t mean you’re giving up. It’s a sign that solving the issue is more important than anything else.

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