Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 23, 2017

The Odd Couple – Trailer

Mary Hopkin – Goodbye

Douglas Murray on Trump, Intersectionality, and Political Adversaries (Video)

Douglas Murray (Author & Journalist) joins Dave Rubin to discuss his reasons for getting into the world of politics, Donald Trump, focusing on big picture issues and ideas, being gay and freethinking, issues with intersectionality, the problem with Linda Sarsour, and more.

How Millennials Mastered The Art Of Political Movement

Today’s political landscape is shifting—and at the center of this shift are young people dedicated to creating a more just society. One of these movements is called Turning Point USA, led by Charlie Kirk, recent author.

I asked Charlie here today to shed light on what makes Turning Point USA so effective.

Steve Mariotti: How categorize millennial politics?

Charlie Kirk: Millennials are extremely averse to political labels. They gravitate towards messages that are more focused on ideas, principles, and values. For the most part, they don’t adhere to the traditional Conservative-Liberal paradigm. Many don’t trust the government; nor do they want government involved in social issues. The underpinning commonality that is shared amongst young Americans is a desire for individual freedom and a broad distrust of the government and its coercive powers.

SM: What is Turning Point USA?

CK: Turning Point USA is a national student activist movement focused on identifying, educating, training, and organizing college and high school students around the values of free markets and smaller government. Our vision to to create a generation of young leaders equipped to advance the values of freedom for immediate impact and for sustained change over the course of many lifetimes. We believe our generation must act and take a historic stand for liberty. We have grown to over 1,100 college and high school campuses across the country and have over 100 people on staff. We train our young leaders on how to debate their teachers, persuade students around free market ideas, organize college chapters, grow membership, and eventually how to have a successful career working for freedom! Our organization is on the cutting edge of engaging and communicating the ideas of freedom to millions of millennials daily through digital and campus outreach.
Young women gather behind “Big Government Sucks” in Dallas

SM: How do you measure the success of Turning Point USA?

CK: Success is how many chapters we are opening, how many students are trained by our programs, millennials engaging with our digital content, and young people recruited—just to name a few metrics. We opened over 100 new chapters this year, train thousands of student leaders, reached over 100 million people via digital outreach, and recruited over 150,000 new students on campus. We raised over $5 million dollars and are blessed to have over 5,000 donors in all 50 states. We plan to continue to grow our influence and reach to more campuses and hiring more staff for a bigger and more expansive 2017.

SM: What is your biggest challenge?

CK: Our biggest challenge as a relatively young organization is to be able to manage effectively while continuing to grow. Every week, we meet thousands of students wanting to start groups and get involved on campus—our staff works hard but has difficulty meeting this need.

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Raids in New Jersey town target ultra-Orthodox Jews accused of welfare fraud. ‘What is going on here?’

In one case unsealed by the court in June, a couple with six children are alleged to have reported their income at $39,000 per year — low enough to qualify for Medicaid — when in fact they were getting more than $1 million annually from a limited liability corporation.

It was a spectacle nobody in this sleepy New Jersey town would forget.

Early one Monday morning, police and FBI agents in bulletproof vests bounded up the steps of suburban townhouses and split levels, threatening to break down the doors, hauling out in handcuffs husbands and wives in the distinctive clothing of ultra-Orthodox Jews. One was a prominent rabbi and head of a synagogue.

It was the dramatic kickoff of a series of well-publicized raids that since late June have netted 26 suspects on charges of stealing $2 million in government benefits. Prosecutors say that the suspects understated their income to get free healthcare, food stamps, rental subsidies and other benefits.

All of those arrested — 13 men and 13 women — were ultra-Orthodox Jews. The charges have tapped into a well of festering hostility toward an insular and eccentric minority.

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Quick Pix: Anna May Wong w/Video

Anna May Wong (January 3, 1905 – February 3, 1961) was an American actress. She is considered to be the first Chinese American movie star, and also the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition. Her long and varied career spanned silent film, sound film, television, stage and radio.

The Collapse of South Africa | Dan Roodt and Stefan Molyneux (Video)

The mere mention of South Africa in a discussion provokes deep images of institutional racism, discrimination and horrific violence. Stefan Molyneux is joined by Dan Roodt for a look at the controversial history of South Africa, the untold story of Apartheid, bureaucratic incompetence leading to significant shortages, massive government corruption, and the growing possibility of civil war.

Actress Janine Turner Criticized for Teaching the Constitution

Because this is the stuff we should be protecting our children from.

Actress Janine Turner, known for her role as Maggie O’Connell in the hit television series Northern Exposure, has a passion: teaching schoolchildren about the Constitution. Apparently, that endeavor is quite offensive to some.

After speaking to students at Eubanks Intermediary School in Texas on September 12, Turner was met with accusations from parents of providing “inappropriate” materials, having been the target of derisive opposition from a former board member who has pressed the school to issue an apology for having invited her.

A statement from Carroll Independent School District (ISD) was subsequently sent to parents, alerting them that the Hollywood veteran had provided students with “materials that included inappropriate topics and content for fifth and sixth graders.”

The material in question was an 11-page research paper which, according to Turner, featured “one paragraph…highlighting an example of a poor, voluminous and incoherent bill,” in which the words “sexual trafficking” and “abortion” appeared.

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‘Two-States of California’- Victor Davis Hanson at American Freedom Alliance (Video)

Classical scholar, Victor Davis Hanson, resides in Central California, educates at Stanford in Palo Alto, and addresses the political, economic, and cultural disparity between the liberal elites along the Pacific Coast and the rest of the state, 40 miles east of the coast. At the American Freedom Alliance’s “California: From gold to dust” conference in L.A. 20 August ’17.

September 22, 2017

Father Knows Best – S01E02 – Lesson In Citizenship