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August 20, 2014

Submitted by:  Veronica Coffin

tvBy  Mike

Aside from an occasional football game, I do not watch television at home. However, once a year I take a one day trip out of town and I use the time in my hotel room to monitor what the nation is watching.

Last year, I stumbled upon Keeping Up With the Kardashians, which I had never seen before. I watched about fifteen minutes of it, and I couldn’t believe the stupidity of it all, and how bad the acting was. Even worse, the actors weren’t playing characters, they were playing themselves. If someone can’t even play themselves realistically, then they really have no talent.

I also spent some time last year watching Disney and Nickelodeon, and I was appalled at the way almost all of their shows subtly, or not so subtly, present sexuality to their young viewers. I also noticed that 90% of the so-called humor on these shows is based on ridicule and humiliation. I shudder at the thought of how many young viewers are losing their innocence and their souls by watching these shows. And how millions of clueless parents are so quick to plop their kids down in front of anything Disney, thinking the brand stands for wholesome entertainment, innocence and purity, when the reality is anything but.

This year, I scanned through a wide swatch of so-called “reality” shows, and they were all awful. I switched to sitcoms and comedy and was amazed at how unfunny they all were. I’m not saying that as some kind of conservative cynic, but as someone who has studied and worked in comedy, and who knows how to make people laugh. None of these shows were funny at all. Not even a sliver. Without their canned laughter, they’re nothing.

All of which begs the question, who watches this crap? And what is going on in their minds?

Obviously, millions of Americans watch this drivel. Not just millions, but tens of millions, hundreds of millions. They can’t all be Obama voters.

And what about the people who make these horrid shows? Maybe I’m old-fashioned, but I remember when acting was an art, and there was something that existed called talent. Have you ever been to an acting class? I’ve been to plenty. Actors used to be taught by professionals who stressed the importance of the director and the actors working together to serve the script or play. The ultimate goal was to honor God and elevate man. Today that’s all gone. Now it’s all emotion for emotion’s sake, and acting has been turned into a narcissistic display of self-expression. “Look at me!” is all anyone seems to care about, from the writers and directors to the actors to everyone in between.

I’ve heard television called the “boob tube” and the “hypnotist in the corner.” Both are apt descriptions. Consider the word “program.” Television networks are obsessed with “programming.” Viewers tune into their favorite “programs.” Where else does the word “program” appear? Well, in mind control, for one. Mind control subjects are “programmed.”

Perhaps that is what television has become: an ingenious device to dumb down the masses by programming their minds into whatever their handlers want them to believe. Vigilant Citizen and Henry Makow have both written extensively about this. So have many others. Instead of a Roman circus, the public is given an endless parade of talentless driven and told what to think, how to behave, and who to vote for. God help us all.

 

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prayingBy Robert Gehl

Atheists are livid that some high school football players prayed for an injured teammate and they want the praying to stop.

At a Seminole High School football game, one of the players was injured and his teammates got down on one knee, bowed their heads and prayed for the player.

But when the Freedom From Religion Foundation got wind of it, they sent off a nasty letter to the school superintendent, accusing them of – gasp! – having an adult lead the students in prayer.

“It is our information and understanding that Seminole High School (is) allowing an adult, a local pastor, to act as a ‘volunteer chaplain’ for the football team,” FFRF attorney Andrew Seidel wrote.

The attorney said the school cannot “allow a non-school adult access to the children in its charge, and certainly cannot grant that access to a pastor seeking to organize prayer for the students.”

The FFRF told the school district to “refrain from having a ‘volunteer team chaplain’ at Seminole High School.

Only problem: It isn’t true. The high school doesn’t have a “volunteer team chaplain” and no adult directed the students to pray, school spokesman Mike Blasewitz said.

“There is nothing to cease and desist because our behavior was within the guidelines in the first place,” he told television station WFTV. “No adults in the photo, no adults participating, no adults leading it.”

And instead of an apology, or a mea culpa, the atheist organization is claiming victory!

“FFRF is very pleased with central Florida’s new-found commitment to upholding the First Amendment and protecting the rights of conscience of all students, not just Christians,” the group’s attorney Andrew Seidel said.

 

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walter_williams-300x180By Walter Williams

Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black problems when it isn’t, then effective solutions will be elusive forever. To begin to get a handle on the answer, let’s pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

In 1950, female-headed households were 18 percent of the black population. Today it’s close to 70 percent. One study of 19th-century slave families found that in up to three-fourths of the families, all the children lived with the biological mother and father. In 1925 New York City, 85 percent of black households were two-parent households. Herbert Gutman, author of “The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom, 1750-1925,” reports, “Five in six children under the age of six lived with both parents.” Also, both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia found that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families (composed of two parents and children). What is significant, given today’s arguments that slavery and discrimination decimated the black family structure, is the fact that years ago, there were only slight differences in family structure among racial groups.

Coupled with the dramatic breakdown in the black family structure has been an astonishing growth in the rate of illegitimacy. The black illegitimacy rate in 1940 was about 14 percent; black illegitimacy today is over 70 percent, and in some cities, it is over 80 percent.

The point of bringing up these historical facts is to ask this question, with a bit of sarcasm: Is the reason the black family was far healthier in the late 1800s and 1900s that back then there was far less racial discrimination and there were greater opportunities? Or did what experts call the “legacy of slavery” wait several generations to victimize today’s blacks?

The Census Bureau pegs the poverty rate among blacks at 28.1 percent. A statistic that one never hears about is that the poverty rate among intact married black families has been in the single digits for more than two decades, currently at 8.4 percent. Weak family structures not only spell poverty and dependency but also contribute to the social pathology seen in many black communities — for example, violence and predatory sex. Each year, roughly 7,000 blacks are murdered. Ninety-four percent of the time, the murderer is another black person. Though blacks are 13 percent of the nation’s population, they account for more than 50 percent of homicide victims. Nationally, the black homicide victimization rate is six times that of whites, and in some cities, it’s 22 times that of whites. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, between 1976 and 2011, there were 279,384 black murder victims. Coupled with being most of the nation’s homicide victims, blacks are also major victims of violent personal crimes, such as assault, rape and robbery.

To put this violence in perspective, black fatalities during the Korean War (3,075), Vietnam War (7,243) and all wars since 1980 (about 8,200) come to about 18,500, a number that pales in comparison with black loss of life at home. Young black males had a greater chance of reaching maturity on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan than on the streets of Philadelphia, Chicago, Detroit, Oakland, Newark and other cities.

The black academic achievement gap is a disaster. Often, black 12th-graders can read, write and deal with scientific and math problems at only the level of white sixth-graders. This doesn’t bode well for success in college or passing civil service exams.

If it is assumed that problems that have a devastating impact on black well-being are a result of racial discrimination and a “legacy of slavery” when they are not, resources spent pursuing a civil rights strategy will yield disappointing results.

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

 

Reverse That Racism Attempt!

August 29, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin Racist card flushed! Focus on the details and never fall into the trap! reverse that racist remark!       Follow VeronicaCoffin

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The Media at War With the Obama Administration?

August 29, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by: Veronica Coffin By Roger Aronoff      While the media are usually doing the bidding of President Obama and the Democrats, and are deep in the President’s pocket, there are cases in which they are very unhappy with his actions. New York Times reporter James Risen has become famous not only […]

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Loveland’s fracking vote not just a local matter

August 29, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By: Regina Thomson The Gazette Residents of Loveland recently voted against a citywide ban on the energy extraction method known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” Far from being a local matter, their decision to reject the two-year drilling moratorium could have dramatic consequences for millions of Americans. As a […]

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Breaking: Judicial Watch reports an imminent terrorist attack warning on border

August 29, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By: James Simpson DC Independent Examiner Judicial Watch, perhaps the most effective government watchdog, reports high-level federal law enforcement sources saying an attack along our southern border may be imminent. These sources claim that ISIS and al Qaeda personnel are present in Ciudad Juarez, a city on the Mexican […]

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Child Trafficking Documentary Congress Did Not Want You to See

August 29, 2014

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Alarming New Tool Steals Your ATM Codes

August 29, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Elizabeth Kreft Thieves seem to have a new gadget every week to skim your credit cards, hack into your accounts or steal your security codes. Now, they can even use your body heat to their advantage.     A device that looks like an ordinary iPhone case can […]

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Swatting: Social Media Pranking Police

August 28, 2014

Email this pageSocial media prankster compares police to puppets.   Gamer’s video shows SWAT bursting into office while Littleton Police investigate report of shooting  Submitted by:  Veronica Coffin   GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. – An online gamer’s video shows the moment armed officers burst into an office in a Colorado town Wednesday afternoon to investigate a report […]

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One Guaranteed Way to Kill the Church in America

August 28, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin   By Steve Deace Suppose you wanted to eradicate your opposition. However, you wanted to do so in a way that avoided any blowback, and lulled your opposition to sleep so that they wouldn’t know what hit them until it was too late. Rather than a full-frontal assault, you […]

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TX School District Removes Plaques Honoring God

August 28, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Bradford Thomas The school district in Midlothian, Texas has boarded up plaques at two elementary schools that contain crosses and references to God and the Christian church. The district’s decision comes despite the outcry from the community and a lack of any complaint from parents or students. Superintendent […]

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Andrew Klavan: How To Speak Leftist

August 28, 2014

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America, Our Debt-Ridden Nation

August 28, 2014

Email this pageIt’s something the White House and Congress doesn’t want to talk about and the media covers in bits and pieces, but the nation is sinking deeper and deeper into the highest debt in its history. That cannot end well if not reversed. Submitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Alan Caruba Let’s look at just […]

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There’s Only One Way Out Of Ferguson’s Desperation, And It’s Not Looting

August 28, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Ying Ma Chinese American recounts how her family fought ghetto poverty the old fashioned way The streets of Ferguson, Missouri, have finally calmed after two weeks of often violent protests against the deadly shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a police officer. Now is a good […]

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18 Signs That The Obama Administration Is Openly Hostile To The Military

August 27, 2014

Email this pageSubmitted by:  Veronica Coffin By Michael Snyder Has there ever been an administration that has had more disdain for the U.S. military than the Obama administration?  The way that this administration treats our veterans and the way that this administration is gutting our armed forces is absolutely shameful.  As you will read about […]

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