Sunday, May 13, 2018

Melanie Phillips: How the Media Manipulates Truth

The Speakers Action Group presented Melanie Phillips at Bennett Jones Law Offices with her talk entitled “The World Turned Upside Down: The Role of the Media”. Melanie Phillips has made a career of not bowing to the will of the public on controversial issues. Her new book, Guardian Angel: My Journey from Leftism to Sanity, chronicles her experience being “excommunicated” from the mainstream progressive movement while working for the Guardian newspaper in the UK. Her staunch independence and refusal to play party politics have put her at the center of some of Britain’s most important debates from immigration to Brexit. Experience this “lunch and learn” with one of the UK’s most important political commentators in an intimate setting.

00:00 - 02:11 - Introduction by Rick Orzy, Bennett Jones
02:12 - 04:54 - Introduction by Daniel Bordman, Speakers Action Group
04:54 - 53:30 - Melanie Phillips, main lecture
53:31 - 01:23:14 - Q&A

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New York Times: Teaching Children to Delay Having Sex is ‘Anti-Science’

The New York Times editorial board says the Trump administration is “quietly advancing an anti-science” agenda by supporting teen pregnancy prevention programs that encourage young people to refrain from sex to avoid pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD).

In an editorial Sunday, the board condemns the promotion of abstinence among teens by the current Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The reproach is delivered without one word about the scientific fact that the only certain way young teens can avoid having to deal with the unfortunate situations of an unplanned pregnancy or being infected with an STD is to not have sex.

“The administration is promoting a ‘just say no’ approach” and is ‘poised to shift Title X family planning dollars … toward programs that advocate abstinence outside of marriage,” says the editorial board, sure that only horrific outcomes will ensue from encouraging young people to delay sex until they are older, have completed school, and have met someone special.

“The administration’s approach defies all common sense,” the editors write, claiming there is no evidence that teaching young people to make healthy decisions about sex will reduce teen pregnancies or STDs.

The Times continues that comprehensive sex education (CSE) programs of the sort promoted by the Obama administration are the reason why teen pregnancy has declined in the United States in recent years.

A senior HHS official, however, recently told Breitbart News that this narrative is not supported by research data from the federal government itself.

A 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex, an increase of 28 percent since 1991. This data complements research that also shows a historic drop in teen pregnancy rates since 1991.

Yet, despite this scientific data that was produced during his own tenure, in his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2017, former President Barack Obama eliminated funding in his administration’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP) for sex education programs that focus on reinforcing the healthy decision to delay sex made by many adolescents. His administration proposed only funding CSE programs, which assume all middle school children need to know where to get the morning-after pill and how to use a condom.

“The previous administration tried an approach that just didn’t work,” the HHS official said. “And our commitment requires that we change that approach.”

An HHS document points to 37 evaluations of TPP programs performed for grant applications to fund the programs.

“Overall, of the 37 funded and evaluated projects, 73% either had no impact or had a negative impact on teen behavior, with some teens more likely to begin having sex, to engage in unprotected sex, or to become pregnant,” HHS explained. “Very few positive results were sustained over time.”

Additionally, as CDC has also observed, while teen sex and pregnancy rates are at record lows, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are at record highs. HHS said sex education, therefore, “should be centered on science in the promotion of optimal health outcomes.”

“If we know that more teens are waiting to have sex today than 25 years ago, then shouldn’t we be reinforcing those healthy decisions and building upon that?” HHS asked. “Similarly, we know that teen pregnancy rates have decreased and yet sexually transmitted diseases and infection have increased to record levels. There’s something going on there, and we need to learn what it is and to make sure we make some amendments to the messages we’re communicating, because we can’t be satisfied with those numbers.”

The Times editors, however, are more concerned about keeping up appearances at places like the U.N., where, they gasp, Trump administration officials have been heard referring to the United States as a “pro-life nation.”

The editorial board further condemns what it calls Trump officials engaging in “savvy rebranding” of teen sex ed programs by using “innocuous sounding terms like ‘sexual risk avoidance’ and ‘healthy relationships.’” The editors do not apparently take offense, however, at the abortion industry’s attempt to smooth over the elective ending of an unborn child’s life by defining the procedure as “women’s health care.”

Many parents throughout the United States say they have had “enough,” in fact, of the “pornographic” and “gender-bending” sex education curricula taught by organizations like Planned Parenthood – which profits from abortion and also boasts that it educates students about how to have “LGBT-inclusive sex”:
We're working w/@sexedhonestly @SIECUS @AdvocatesTweets @GLSEN & @HRC to call for LGBTQ-inclusive sex ed: #EqualSexEd
— Planned Parenthood (@PPFA) December 2, 2015

“We are disgusted that our taxpayer money is going to teach children how to question their gender, perform anal and oral sex, and masturbate,” said Elizabeth Johnston, the “Activist Mommy,” who led an international “Sex Ed Sit Out” in April.
Planned Parenthood’s ideas about sex education have been exposed on other occasions.

Pro-life organization Live Action produced a video in 2014 that highlighted the abortion vendor’s normalization of Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, Masochism (BDSM) for young people.

More recently, Planned Parenthood itself released a video titled How to Tell Someone You Have an STD, in which the group minimizes the significance of sexually transmitted disease.

“So, you’ve got an STD,” the video’s narrator nods casually. “Guess what? So do lots of other people. Half of all people will get an STD at some point in their life. Seriously. Not kidding – half. It’s OK.”

For the New York Times editors, however, teaching young people to delay sex until they are older and might have better judgment about relationships is “anti-science” and more.

Such education “keeps all people who are subjected to it in the dark about critical aspects of their health, and treats a normal part of life — sexuality, and women’s sexuality in particular — as aberrant and shameful,” they say.

“Science,” however, is not pro-sex or pro-abortion. And encouraging young teens to respect themselves and their bodies – and to view their sexuality as a special part of who they are – does not equate to teaching sex is abnormal, “aberrant,” or “shameful.”
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Sweden: 88 Per Cent of Gang Rapists Have a Migrant Background, Perpetrators have a “distorted view of sexuality”

A study by the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet has found that 88 per cent of gang rapists in the Scandinavian country over the last six years have had a migrant background.

The investigation looked into 58 court cases involving convicted gang rapists since July 2012.

82 of the 112 convicted gang rapists were born outside of Europe, while just 13 had two Swedish parents, meaning that 88 per cent had a migrant background of some sort.

25 of the culprits were from Afghanistan, 9 from Iraq and 7 from Somalia.

The study also found that the victim’s median age was just 15-years-old, with most perpetrators being aged between 15 and 20 years old.

The number of gang rape convictions has more than doubled in four years, with Aftonbladet explaining that perpetrators have a “distorted view of sexuality” which leads them to mistreat women.

Last month, it was reported that a Swedish woman who had campaigned in favor of migrants and refugees was brutally gang raped by two Afghan migrants whom she agreed to follow back to their asylum center after a night out.

A private study of 4,142 rulings regarding sex-related crimes passed by 40 Swedish courts between 2012 and 2014 found that 95.6% of rapes were committed by men of foreign descent.

Two out of three rapes with aggravating circumstances were committed by newly arrived migrants or approved asylum seekers. Official crime statistics show that reported rapes have increased 34% in the last 10 years.

With national elections coming up in September, the anti-mass migration Sweden Democrats are polling number one amongst people aged 18-34.
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Monday, May 7, 2018

Cultural Marxism Explained in 7 Minutes

This is an excellent short video explaining the source and nature of Cultural Marxist movements like political correctness, modern feminism, pansexualism, multiculturalism, "whiteness studies," etc.  For an in-depth critique of the thinkers whose writings shaped Cultural Marxism, see Fools, Frauds and Firebrands:  Thinkers of the New Left by the eminent British philosopher Roger Scruton.  Scruton brilliantly exposes the pretensions, obscurities, and inanities of Sartre, Foucault, Galbraith, Marcuse, Lukacs, Habermas, Adorno, Rawls, Dworkin and others of their ilk. The book is not just a philosophical tract but a work in critical political economy and contains one of the most penetrating discussions of the Marxist labor theory of value that I have ever read.

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Border Crisis In Canada

Canada’s southern border is being invaded by illegal migrants!

In 2017, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sent a tweet, welcoming the world’s self-professed refugees to Canada. In the first 12 months that followed Trudeau’s invitation, Canadian officials processed over fifty thousand illegals, meaning there are now more people seeking asylum illegally than legally in the country. And, during that same period of 12 months, Canada’s federal officers, the RCMP intercepted over twenty thousand people who simply, illegally walked across the border. Meantime, already this year, over 6,300 illegal border jumpers have arrived in Canada this way.

The main illegal port of entry across Roxham Rd, between New York and Quebec, is a location I’ve been reporting on for over year but nothing could  prepare me for what I saw during my trip to the border this week...

The most jarring discovery of my latest trip to the border was the increase in sheer numbers of illegals entering Canada!

Once upon a time, taxi sedans would bring illegals from the nearby bus station in Pkattsburg NY to the border crossing in Champlain, but now, shuttle busses drove in their stead, to accommodate the illegal influx.  At certain parts of the day, there would be unadulterated periods of 20 to 30 minutes where a non-stop flow of migrants would arrive, with an average of 20 migrants arriving per cohort. This time, the majority of migrants said they hailed from Nigeria, while others cited Zimbabwe, Haiti, Kenya, and even one man in a suit from Jordan. And the migrant flow doesn’t stop at sunset; rather, Canada’s illegal revolving back door continues to spin into the middle of the night.

Watch as I share exclusive footage of the 24 hour illegal migrant railroad into Canada’s welfare state and announce an action plan for immigration patriots who demand #BorderActionNow!

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots: With a Story of Survival

English | March 25, 2014 | ASIN: B00J8SWIRS | MP3 | 10 hrs 14 mins | 292 MB

EMP: Equipping Modern Patriots is a harrowing story of survival after the destruction of the electric grid and nearly every electronic device in the country.

Jonathan Hollerman paints a vivid and disturbing picture of society falling apart after an Electromagnetic Pulse attack against our nation.


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Millennials: A Tragic Generation, by Lauren Southern

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

15 Stats That Show Americans Are Drowning in 'Stuff'

Getting kids to clean up after themselves is a rather unpleasant, ongoing struggle for many parents today. If one’s kids are messy, it’s typically assumed that it’s because of a lack of parental will, i.e., that the parents’ failed to discipline their children.

I wouldn’t want to let parents completely off the hook here, but I will say that we often ignore contextual factors that also work against keeping a clean house, such as the busyness of modern life and… the fact that we simply own a lot more stuff than people in the past.

In America, many people spend a good portion of their free time accumulating possessions, and the rest of that time attempting to clean up those same possessions. Those with children spend many frustrating hours trying to coax their children to do the same.

Here are 15 stats gathered by Joshua Becker for Becoming Minimalist that help confirm the suspicion that Americans simply own too much stuff:

1. There are 300,000 items in the average American home (LA Times).

2. The average size of the American home has nearly tripled in size over the past 50 years (NPR).

3. And still, 1 out of every 10 Americans rent offsite storage—the fastest growing segment of the commercial real estate industry over the past four decades. (New York Times Magazine).

4. While 25% of people with two-car garages don’t have room to park cars inside them and 32% only have room for one vehicle. (U.S. Department of Energy).

5. The United States has upward of 50,000 storage facilities, more than five times the number of Starbucks. Currently, there is 7.3 square feet of self storage space for every man, woman and child in the nation. Thus, it is physically possible that every American could stand—all at the same time—under the total canopy of self storage roofing (SSA).

6. British research found that the average 10-year-old owns 238 toys but plays with just 12 daily (The Telegraph).

7. 3.1% of the world’s children live in America, but they own 40% of the toys consumed globally (UCLA).

8. The average American woman owns 30 outfits—one for every day of the month. In 1930, that figure was nine (Forbes).

9. The average American family spends $1,700 on clothes annually (Forbes).

10. While the average American throws away 65 pounds of clothing per year (Huffington Post).

11. Some reports indicate we consume twice as many material goods today as we did 50 years ago (The Story of Stuff).

12. Currently, the 12 percent of the world’s population that lives in North America and Western Europe account for 60 percent of private consumption spending, while the one-third living in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa accounts for only 3.2 percent (Worldwatch Institute).

13. Americans spend more on shoes, jewelry, and watches ($100 billion) than on higher education (Psychology Today).

14. Over the course of our lifetime, we will spend a total of 3,680 hours or 153 days searching for misplaced items. The research found we lose up to nine items every day—or 198,743 in a lifetime. Phones, keys, sunglasses, and paperwork top the list (The Daily Mail).

15. Americans spend $1.2 trillion annually on nonessential goods—in other words, items they do not need (The Wall Street Journal).

As it has been said: we don’t possess things; they end up possessing us. Again, discipline and consistency on the part of parents are certainly needed when it comes to bringing up tidy children. But just as children become easily overwhelmed by too many toys, so also the same applies when they are confronted with a huge mess and told to “clean up.”

Raising children is difficult enough, and parents probably don’t need clutter working against them in this task. If they want tidy children, it's better if they own less stuff.

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