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May 29, 2017

California bills target private business to help immigrants

A measure that would bar landlords from disclosing tenants’ immigration status or reporting them to immigration officials passed the chamber. A bill prohibiting public and private employers from letting immigration agents come into their worksites or view their employee files cleared a committee.

California Democrats are expanding their efforts to resist President Donald Trump’s crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally with bills aimed at limiting how much private businesses can cooperate with federal immigration authorities.

Democrats control all levels of state government, and leaders have vowed to resist Trump administration policies at every turn. Immigration is among their key issues, but most legislation so far has been aimed at limiting what police can do to help immigration authorities and providing additional state services and support to immigrants in the country illegally.

Now, two bills that advanced in the Assembly in the past week are taking aim at private businesses.

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Bill C-16: Canada’s Social Justice Government | Dr. Gad Saad (Video)

Dr. Gad Saad, a professor in the business school at Concordia University, recently testified before the Canadian Parliament regarding the subtly pernicious nature of Bill C-16’s amendment to the Canadian Human Rights Code. The following is his elaboration on the topic from an interview between Matthew Drake and Dr. Saad.

May 28, 2017

Complete Classic Movie: The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947)

Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck, Alexis Smith. Struggling artist Geoffrey Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn’t tell her he’s already married.

Click here to watch The Two Mrs. Carrolls.

The Secret Sisters – He’s Fine

From the album ‘You Don’t Own Me Anymore,’ available June 9.

Douglas Murray: We’re Stuck In The John Lennon Response To Terrorism (Video)

British journalist, author, and political commentator Douglas Murray has spoken out against what he calls the “John Lennon response to terrorism.”

“They bomb us, we sing ‘Imagine,’” he said during a monologue on the British political program ‘Daily Politics.’

“Our politicians still refuse to accurately identify the sources of the problem, and polite society remains silent or dumb,” says Murray.

“We need to think far more deeply about this. Eastern Europe doesn’t have an Islamic terrorism problem because it doesn’t have much Islam.”

“Are we ever going to draw any lessons from this?” he continued. “Apparently not. For the time being the game is to be as inoffensive as possible.”

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Free Speech Under Siege at UCLA as Conservative Professor Tries to Save Job (Video)

Across U.S. college campuses, “diversity” is a sacred creed, to the point of absurdity, even. But of all things that “diversity” covers – gender, race, religion, or even what bathrooms should be made available – diversity of thought isn’t one of them.

If you dare question the (il)liberal orthodoxy, you’re a pariah. And an adjunct professor at UCLA is in danger of becoming another victim.

Keith Fink has taught classes on free speech, contemporary issues, and entertainment law at UCLA for a decade. A lawyer by trade, Fink went on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight” show earlier in May to discuss the school’s attempt to fire him in a “star chamber” review meeting that excluded him and his representatives.

“The administration doesn’t like what I have to say,” Fink told the Los Angeles Daily News. “I also support students’ basic rights to due process and the school doesn’t like that. … I show the students how their rights are violated. … I don’t believe in trigger warnings. I don’t walk on eggshells. I don’t believe in safe spaces. I run against that current.”

The “current” at UCLA, as well as at most American colleges, is to stifle free speech – or anything that runs contrary to the politically correct dogma now practiced on many campuses. Last June an appearance by former Breitbart Tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos at the school was canceled after protesters blocked the entrance at the beginning, followed by a bomb threat. Another Milo event at UCLA earlier this year was also scuttled after the school claimed that it could not provide adequate security.

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Manchester Bomber ‘Part of Mob Who Waged Intimidation Campaign Against Gang Rape Victim’

The mother of a schoolgirl rape victim has said Manchester bomber Salman Abedi was part of a group who waged a two-month campaign of intimidation against her daughter and family.

Salman Abedi was an associate and childhood friend of Bilal Ahmed, who was jailed with two others for a total of 29 years in 2016 for taking part in the brutal gang rape of the 16-year-old.

Members of the rapists’ South Manchester community “intimidated and goaded” the victim and her family members throughout the trial, and hurled abuse and blew kisses in court on the day the trio were jailed.

The victim’s mother told the Mail on Sunday she is convinced Abedi was part of the mob who intimidated her and her husband outside court, asserting that she recognised Abedi’s name as soon as it became public following the Manchester attack.

Concerned about violent imagery on the social media pages of Ahmed and his associates, the 50-year-old from Cheshire said she reported them to the anti-terrorism hotline in February last year but believes no action was taken.

“Now I see Salman, who clearly hung around with them, has become a suicide bomber. So clearly they didn’t look into what I told them properly,” she said, adding: “They are all friends and are ending up terrorists and rapists.

“At the time it made me think another one could go on to commit a terrorist act and Salman clearly has.”

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Facebook’s cut-price hate video ‘police': Social media giant ‘pays young Filipinos £1.81 an hour to assess and remove terror-related material from the site’

An army of Facebook workers are tasked with removing terror-related material. MoS investigation reveals that Facebook has hired young Filipinos to do the job. Hundreds of them – some of who have limited English – ‘earn just £1.81 an hour’. They face being sacked if they fail to meet quotas, assessing hundreds of posts. The social media giant recorded profits of more than £4.7 billion in 2015 alone.

They are the army of workers who man Facebook’s front line, tasked with removing offensive and terror-related material from the internet giant’s site.

But a Mail on Sunday investigation has discovered the multi-billion pound social networking site employs hundreds of young Filipinos – some with limited English skills – who work gruelling shifts and say they earn just £1.81 an hour.

They are forced to decide in seconds whether or not to delete videos, pictures and posts which are too graphic or violent.

Staff face being sacked if they fail to meet strict quotas that mean they have to assess hundreds of extreme posts every shift.

Facebook, which recorded profits of more than £4.7 billion in 2015, has come under fire for giving a platform to terrorists to spread their hateful propaganda.

Last week, Theresa May demanded a crackdown on social media giants that refuse to co-operate on terror.

In the wake of the Manchester attack, handbooks imploring extremists to target concerts were found on the internet.

The army of moderators are part of Facebook’s community standards team whose job is to police the site.

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Complete Classic Movie: Easy to Wed (1946)

Stars: Van Johnson, Esther Williams, Lucille Ball. To prevent a libel case against the paper, a reporter tries to compromise the reputation of a tycoon’s slandered daughter.

Click here to watch Easy to Wed.

History Recovered: The Custer Battlefield Archeological Survey of 1984 (Video)

Narrated by Dick Cavett. Video companion to the book, Archaeological Insights into The Custer Battle: An Assessment of the 1984 Field Season (1987).