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Journo: Anti-Looting Laws ‘Inseparable from White Supremacy’

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A Twitter-certified journalist has attributed laws protecting private property to “white supremacy,” drawing a flood of criticisms and mockery.

Sarah L. Jaffe, Nation Institute fellow and journalist whose work has appeared in Salon, the Week, the Washington Post, and the Atlantic, slammed the Miami Police Department for a Twitter ad warning against looting, since the looters featured in the accompanying photo happened to be predominantly black.

In her Tweet, Jaffe stated that “the carceral state exists to protect private property,” which seemed to imply that the defense of private property is a bad thing and a tool of “white supremacy.” She failed to give her opinion concerning whether the state should defend the property of people of color.

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Justin Trudeau ‘will make no apologies’ for proposed tax changes that anger small business owners

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OTTAWA – Justin Trudeau says he’s paying attention to the growing dissent over his government’s controversial plan to eliminate tax incentives that he insists only benefit wealthy small business owners.

But the prime minister said Friday he “will make no apologies” for the Liberal government’s commitment to helping the so-called middle class, even at the expense of the wealthiest Canadians.

Speaking to reporters in Saskatoon, Trudeau acknowledged the backlash over what the government calls proposals to inject more fairness in the tax system by closing loopholes used by a growing number of small businesses.

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Hurricane Irma: Canada sends disaster assessment team to Caribbean islands

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TORONTO – The Canadian government and aid agencies were setting the wheels in motion Sunday to come to the aid of Caribbean islands who suffered damage by hurricane Irma.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan tweeted Sunday evening that a team was being sent to determine how Canada can provide humanitarian assistance to the region.

Among the tools that the government can use is its Disaster Assistance Response Team, made up of members of the military and civilians from Global Affairs Canada. The DART can go to anywhere in the world on short notice to provide humanitarian assistance.

Meantime a Toronto-based aid organization said it sent four people to storm-battered St. Maarten to deliver supplies to those affected by Irma.

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Antifa Leaders Upset Media Focused On Their Violence

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Antifa leaders held a press conference on Monday to complain about the media leading their coverage of Sunday's violent riots at Berkeley "with the bleeding stuff."

"It is not always about the violence," Antifa leader Alex U. Inn said, "and that's why we're here asking you as media representation to not focus on that all the time."

"I don't have too much confidence that you're not going to lead with the bleeding stuff," another antifa activist at the press conference said.

Inn said she wasn't justifying violence, but instead "human naturing it." 

"I'm not justifying it, I'm human naturing it," Inn said. "In the sense that if somebody is in your face and going 'nin nin nin' and because they think they can because they're privileged... we cannot take this lightly in San Francisco."

Videos from the event on Sunday showed antifa mobs attacking right-wingers with sticks, mace and bottles of their own urine. Antifa were also seen spitting all over an innocent Trump supporter after attacking him with mace and stealing his Trump hat and glasses.

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Canada's conservative Rebel Media site down after service cut

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TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's conservative Rebel Media said a technology company stopped directing traffic to its website, making it inaccessible to some users around the world on Monday as the site known for tirades against Muslims and refugees scrambled to get back online.

Last week GoDaddy Inc, Alphabet Inc's Google and other technology companies pushed the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer offline by terminating services to the online publication, which helped organize a white nationalist rally that turned violent in Virginia on Aug. 12.

Rebel Media founder Ezra Levant said he was given 24 hours' notice and no explanation for the action. He did not identify the technology company.

"If this was a political censorship decision, it is terrifying - like a phone company telling you it is cancelling your phone number on 24 hours notice because it doesn’t like your conversations," Levant told Reuters.

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Juanita Broaddrick: Why not tear down statue of ‘rapist’ Bill Clinton?

Why does America honor an accused rapist?

That’s what Juanita Broaddrick wants to know.

Speaking exclusively to The American Mirror, Broaddrick denounced the lack of efforts to uproot a monument to Bill Clinton in South Dakota, the man she says raped her in a Little Rock, Arkansas hotel room in 1978.

“I would like to ‘personally’ use a sledgehammer on it, with the help of Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones,” Broaddrick says.

A life-size statue of Clinton stands at the corner of 7th and Saint Joseph Street in Rapid City.

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Predominantly Black Dallas Group Forms To Protect Confederate Monuments

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The debate about Confederate statues in Dallas intensified on Monday as a group made up of predominantly African Americans called for the monuments to remain standing.

Several cities across America have now begun to remove or talk about removing Confederate markers shortly after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned deadly.

Former city council member Sandra Crenshaw thinks removing the statues won’t help.

“I’m not intimidated by Robert E. Lee’s statue. I’m not intimidated by it. It doesn’t scare me,” said Crenshaw. “We don’t want America to think that all African Americans are supportive of this.”

Crenshaw, along with some Buffalo Solider historians and Sons of Confederate Veterans are coming together to help protect the Confederate markers from toppling over in Dallas.

They feel the monuments, like the Freedman’s Cemetery, tell an important story and help heal racial wounds.

“Some people think that by taking a statue down, that’s going to erase racism,” said Crenshaw. “Misguided.”

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Jimmy Kimmel asked Americans to find North Korea, but they pointed at Canada

Canada. Australia. Oman. Mongolia.

All countries that Americans pointed to when asked to find North Korea on Tuesday night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live.

With tensions simmering between North Korea and the U.S., as President Donald Trump has warned of “fire and fury,” Kimmel decided to take to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles to see how many people could find North Korea on a map.

None could, in a segment that was posted to YouTube on Tuesday.

Three people that the show spoke to pointed at Canada when asked to find North Korea.

Others pointed at countries such as China, Brazil, Vietnam, Afghanistan and India.

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New Special Counsel to INVESTIGATE Comey, Hillary, Lynch & OBAMA! Watch Gowdy pass the VOTE!

Trey Gowdy and 15 other republicans voted YES to assigning a new special counsel to investigate Comey, Hillary, Lynch and Obama!

Yeeeesssss! We’re moving in the right direction now! The Obama administration will not be getting away with their crimes that easily. Just because Hillary didn’t win the presidency does not mean that we drop the criminal investigation.

From Swamp Drain:

In a letter addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Republicans said they were writing to “request assistance in restoring public confidence in our nation’s justice system and its investigators, specifically the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).” (VIDEO BELOW)

“Our call for a special counsel is not made lightly. We have no interest in engendering more bad feelings and less confidence in the process or governmental institutions by the American people. Rather, our call is made on their behalf. It is meant to determine whether the criminal prosecution of any individual is warranted based on the solemn obligation to follow the facts wherever they lead and applying the law to those facts.”

Now it’s happening folks! Trey Gowdy voted to appoint a second special counsel to investigate the many scandals and crimes from the previous administration

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FAKE STREET SIGNS MOCKING MINNEAPOLIS POLICE APPEAR AFTER CONTROVERSIAL SHOOTING

Fake street signs are popping up around the twin cities region of Minneapolis-St. Paul in Minnesota after a Muslim Somali officer killed a yoga instructor last week, blaming the shooting on his being “startled,” possibly by a loud noise.

“WARNING: Twin Cities Police Easily Startled” read the orange signs with a depiction of a police officer discharging pistols with both hands.

Pictures of the signs have been posted on social media and Reddit, whereone post has racked up over 700,000 views and front page exposure on the news aggregation site.

“Whoever made this, I want to donate money to help you make more, and post more!” wrote local musician Astronautalis in a popular tweet.

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Man tied to $1K reward for recordings of Muslim students praying now faces hate crime charge

Peel police have charged Kevin J. Johnston of Mississauga, Ont., with promoting hatred against an identifiable group in connection with a YouTube video offering a $1,000 reward for recordings of Muslim students during prayer.

Police said they arrested Johnston on Monday and charged the 45-year-old with one count of wilful promotion of hatred as per the Criminal Code of Canada after receiving consent from the Ontario attorney general's office.

The charge follows "numerous incidents reported to police" involving Johnston, police said, and "concerns over information published on various social media sites."

The investigation took place over a five-month period, said Sgt. Josh Colley. It wasn't tied to one specific incident, he said, but rather "multiple incidents that the investigators were looking at."

"Ultimately, they prepared information and provided that to the attorney general's office," Colley said. "This charge here is one of the very few that requires the attorney general's consent."

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Justin Trudeau, My Boyfriend 2018 Wall Calendar now for sale

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How can people come up with this?? Now you can buy your Justin Trudeau calendar on Amazon, this would be hardcore left-wing millenniums buying this.

I have a new boyfriend. He just happens to be the Prime Minister. The Justin Trudeau, My Boyfriend 2018 Wall Calendar is a year-long celebration of dynamic, smart, compassionate, and sometimes sassy Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

The calendar features 12 images “Yucon” enjoy of model-like role-model Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Featuring sweetly off-kilter but well-meaning commentary about his views from his sparkling blue eyes on everything from love, family and of course global affairs and economic growth, it is a true celebration of the man, the myth, and the meme that is Justin Trudeau.

If you’re not right in the head, buy here.

Donald Jr. to Resign as Trump’s Son

The letter from Donald Jr. is claimed to be released soon, says prospect.org.

A letter from Trump Jr. announcing resignation? The letter released reads:

When Americans elected Dad as their president and the Trumps as their government (with the largest majority in American history if not more), they entrusted all of us—Eric, Ivanka, Tiffany, Barron, Melania, Jared, me, maybe two or three of those Russian girls (I’ve never been entirely sure)—with putting them, Americans, first (or at least, right behind us). That’s what we’ve all tried to do—Jared in the Middle East and Arabia and Israel, Ivanka in the parts of factories and coal mines set aside for the “paid leave workers” (the parts with slower assembly lines or in the mines, not down so deep), and me with Russia—with our friends in Russia, the businessmen (wow, what a bunch of dealmakers! and talk about ready cash!), the government, the beauty pageant contestants and some pretty tough hombres.

It’s now clear that while most of my Russian contacts were great and committed to making America great again, some maybe weren’t. As I understand the Constitution, the duties of the president’s son can’t be prescribed (stop saying “proscribed,” I know what I’m doing) by the courts, or limited, and those sons can’t face any kind punishment (right, Dad?), particularly when we’re transparent, but I don’t want to be a problem for the family, or be impeached and have Congress force me to give up my position as Son, so rather than give them the satisfaction, I’m resigning my position as Son.

I will keep the name “Donald Trump Jr.” unless that turns out to be too confusing, and apply to join the Mercer family, which has helped us all so much and can afford me.

Prospect.org is a satire left-wing news site, anything coming from the site should be checked and not taken seriously until facts have been checked.

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'Largest medical fraud takedown in American history': More than 400 doctors, nurses and pharmacists are arrested for heathcare and opioid scams worth $1.3bn in false billing

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that federal prosecutors have charged more than 400 people in taking part in medical fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 billion in fraudulent billing. 

Sessions said that 412 individuals will be prosecuted by his office in what he called the 'largest health care fraud takedown operation in American history' during a press conference in Washington.

Sessions noted that the case involves doctors, nurses and pharmacists that 'have chosen to violate their oaths and put greed ahead of their patients.'

Among those charged are six Michigan doctors accused of a scheme to prescribe unnecessary opioids. A Florida rehab facility is alleged to have recruited addicts with gift cards and visits to strip clubs, leading to $58 million in false treatments and tests. 

Officials said those charged in the schemes include more than 120 people involved in illegally prescribing and distributing narcotic painkillers. 

Such prescription opioids are behind the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in US history. 

More than 52,000 Americans died of overdoses in 2015 - a record - and experts believe the numbers have continued to rise.

'In some cases, we had addicts packed into standing-room-only waiting rooms waiting for these prescriptions,' acting FBI director Andrew McCabe said. 'They are a death sentence, plain and simple.'

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Actor Shia LaBeouf arrested on public drunkenness charge

Actor Shia LaBeouf was arrested Saturday in Savannah, Georgia, and charged with obstruction, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, police said.

LaBeouf, 31, was taken into custody around 4 a.m., and was released later Saturday from Chatham County Detention Center after posting a $7,000 bond, the Chatham County Sheriff's Office said.

The actor approached a bystander and a police officer asking for a cigarette, according to a statement from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department. He became disorderly, using profanities and vulgar language, when he wasn't given a cigarette, it said.

    He was told to leave the area but refused and became aggressive toward the officer, police said.

    "When the officer attempted to place LaBeouf under arrest, LaBeouf ran to a nearby hotel," the police statement said. "LaBeouf was arrested in the hotel lobby, where his disorderly behavior continued."

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    Colin Kaepernick Travels ‘Home’ to Ghana to Trash US on Independence Day

    The former NFL quarterback, who no one wants to pick up this year for some reason, tweeted out his disgust for America on Independence Day.

    Kaepernick: “How can we truly celebrate independence on a day that intentionally robbed our ancestors of theirs? To find my independence I went home.”

    Kaepernick released this video on Independence Day. It has over 53,000 likes.

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    Justices Strike Down Law Banning Disparaging Trademarks

    WASHINGTON — In a decision likely to bolster the Washington Redskins’ efforts to protect their trademarks, the Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the government may not refuse to register potentially offensive names. A law denying protection to disparaging trademarks, the court said, violated the First Amendment.

    The decision was unanimous, but the justices were divided on the reasoning.

    The decision, concerning an Asian-American dance-rock band called the Slants, was viewed by a lawyer for the Washington Redskins as a strong indication that the football team will win its fight to retain federal trademark protection.

    Lisa S. Blatt, a lawyer for the team, said the decision “resolves the Redskins’ longstanding dispute with the government.”

    “The Supreme Court vindicated the team’s position that the First Amendment blocks the government from denying or canceling a trademark registration based on the government’s opinion,” she said.

    The law at issue in both cases denies federal trademark protection to messages that may disparage people, living or dead, along with “institutions, beliefs or national symbols.”

    Four justices said the law could not withstand even the fairly relaxed judicial scrutiny that the Supreme Court applies to commercial speech. Those justices rejected the two government interests that the law was said to advance: protecting disadvantaged groups from demeaning messages and the orderly flow of commerce.

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    "Burning Down The American Dream" by Stefanie MacWilliams

    The American Dream. The American Dream.  The words themselves – just to think them, or to write them – strike my heart. My soul, even. With all of the thousands of words, and the determination of a writer, I’m still not sure I can explain it right. As an outsider, a Canadian, who was raised with no such reverence for my own country, let alone for the United States, I find so much of my passion lays in protecting the nation of America. And, more than that, in protecting the idea of America.

    Tomorrow, I will be waking up in the quiet hours of the morning, driving a couple of hours to the aiport, and hopping on a plane to America. The last time I got to go, I had a week in the land of the free. This time, I get to spend twice as long. In particular, I will get to enjoy the Fourth of July on American soil.

    I have ‘Merica on the mind – and as usual, when my mind gets caught up on something, I end up pondering deeper truths.

    Earlier this week, I recorded a podcast, and the host and I had a chance to talk about what America means to me as an “outsider”. Last night, on an episode of Halsey Live, the topic of how I viewed America came up yet again. Halsey (my business partner and the host of the eponymous Halsey Live) told me something about myself that I had never put in to words. And, being a person who knows me extremely well, he got it right.

    I see America as an idea.

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