This is mostly a library for myself. Here, I drop stories for future reference. Topics include but are not limited to:
Political Theory, Libertarianism, War, Constitution, Central Banking, Middle East, Cultural Marxism, Oppression, Lies, Justice
I entertain conspiracy theories, and yes, I’ve gone down some rabbit holes during my journey. Some profoundly shifted my sense of the world, others were nonsense. I have not gone back and vetted these stories for accuracy.
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice announced on Monday that eight Jewish organizations, synagogues and schools in New York’s fourth congressional district have been awarded a total of nearly $575,000 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which provides funding for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of terrorist attacks.
Congregation Aish Kodesh in Woodmere, the Hebrew Academy of Long Beach, the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway, the Merrick Jewish Centre, Young Israel of Lawrence-Cedarhurst and the Young Israel of Oceanside have each been awarded $75,000. The Yeshiva of South Shore in Hewlett has been awarded $73,673, and the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County has been awarded $50,000.
“Preventing and preparing for acts of terrorism and other emergency situations is always a collaborative effort, and one of the most effective things we can do at the federal level is help vulnerable or high-risk institutions harden their facilities and enhance their emergency response capabilities,” said Rice, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Of course, it’s Lindsey Graham. They must have photos of him doing some crazy degenerate stuff.
Senators Lindsey Graham, a leading Republican foreign policy voice, and Chris Coons, a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said they considered the provision of $38 billion over 10 years,“a floor.”
Graham said during a meeting with reporters that he thought provisions in the agreement phasing out an arrangement in which Israel could spend U.S. funds on its own defense industry and the provision of just $500 million in missile defense funding were“short-sighted.”
The only thing the bureaucratic resistance hates more than President Trump is the disclosure of their own salaries. It’s a classic case of the bureaucracy protecting the bureaucracy, underscoring the resistance faced by the new administration.
Recently, Open the Books filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (pictured) for all federal employee names, titles, agencies, salaries, and bonus information.
We’ve captured and posted online this data for the past 11 years. For the first time, we found missing information throughout the federal payroll disclosures. Here’s a sample of what we discovered from the FY2017 records:
254,839 federal salaries were redacted in the federal civil service payroll (just 3,416 salaries were redacted in FY2016).
68 federal departments redacted salaries. Even small agencies like the National Transportation Services Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation redacted millions of dollars in salaries.
$20 billion in estimated payroll now lacks transparency.
A 7,360 percent increase in opacity hides one out of every five federal salaries.
A bill that would criminalise boycotts against Israel has been signed by 45 US senators and 237 congressman.
The so-called “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” would impose fines of up to $250,000 (£192,000) on any US citizen “engaged in interstate or foreign commerce” who supports a boycott of Israeli goods and services.
The US has long defended Israel in territorial disputes in the Middle East, even as the Israeli military has expanded into areas assigned to the Palestinians by international law.
This position runs counter to that of the United Nations, which claims Israel’s settlements in occupied Palestinian territory have “no legal validity”, and “constitute flagrant violation of international law”.
From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Climate Change on April 25.
An international team of 32 authors from 24 institutions in eight countries led the effort, which involved using satellite data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectrometer and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer instruments to help determine the leaf area index, or amount of leaf cover, over the planet’s vegetated regions. The greening represents an increase in leaves on plants and trees equivalent in area to two times the continental United States.
SJWs: “we demand equality!”
White males: “Equal rights? Equality before the law? Equal opportunity?”
SJWs: “no, equal everything…”
White males: “How about we just treat everyone as individuals and don’t make any generalizations even if they’re valid. That would really help you out because people might otherwise tend to generalize you unfavorably…”
SJWs: “no we want an equal share of all the goodies.”
White males: “but you don’t do an equal share of the work, or take an equal share of the risks, or have an equal number or quality of ideas.”
SJWs: “what are you saying, that we’re inferior…?”
White males: “no, you can be equal in dignity or whatever, but be reasonable…”
SJWs “racist, we got a racist over here! Bigot! Homophobe!”
White males: “alright, fuck it, you’re inferior.”
SJWs “[autistic screeching]”
White males: “and so is everyone like you…”
SJWs “arghhhhhhhhhh… Patriarchy! Oppression! Structural racism! Check your privilege!”
White males: “no deal, you get nothing.”
SJWs “Toxic Masculinity! White fragility! You’re going to be replaced!”
White males: “You will not replace us!”
SJWs “Wahhhhh. Nazis! Literally Hitler.”
White males: “See Kyle! Motherfuckers…”