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Barnard College instructor discusses blowing up and gassing whites in coming race war

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Ben Philippe
A Barnard College English instructor was featured on a Canadian radio show earlier Monday in which he discussed blowing up and gassing white people in an imagined race war.

According to The Post Millennial, on the CBC show "q," Ben Philippe was asked about a segment in his book "Sure, I'll be your Black Friend" which describes "detonating" white people while nearby air vents spew out noxious gas.

"When this race war hits its crescendo, I'll gather you all into a beautifully decorated room under the pretense of unity," Philippe said. "I'll give a speech to civility and all the good times we share; I'll smile as we raise glasses to your good, white health, while the detonator blinks under the table, knowing the exits are locked and the air vents filled with gas."

Bad Guys

Nonprofit responsible for canceling Dr. Seuss teams up with Google

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Google.org boasts: "The Conscious Kid's selections are informed by intersectional race-center approaches including Critical Race Theory."

A nonprofit linked to the "cancellation" of Dr. Seuss's books and Nickelodeon's race-based special has teamed up with Google's charity arm to create an "anti-racist" book list for K-12 teachers.

La Jolla, California-based The Conscious Kid supports taking actions that "disrupt racism" in young children by promoting "age-appropriate" "anti-racist" literature. The organization's website offers a slew of books for children and young adults including titles such as "Woke Baby," "M is for Melanin," and "Hey Black Child."

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Caitlyn Jenner: Trans girls shouldn't compete in girls' sports because 'it just isn't fair'

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Several states are considering legislation that would prohibit trans girls from participating in girls sports, and Caitlyn Jenner supports the move.

Jenner — who has plans to run for California governor — recently told TMZ that it's a "question of fairness" that prevents her from supporting trans girls competing against their cisgender peers.

"That's why I oppose biological boys who are trans competing in girls sports in school," the 71-year-old gubernatorial hopeful said. "It just isn't fair, and we have to protect girls' sports in our schools."

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Bill Maher now admits Russiagate was 'reported erroneously' after years of promoting Trump-Russia collusion narrative

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Bill Maher now admits that the Russiagate story that he helped promulgate while Donald Trump was president had elements that were "reported erroneously." The liberal TV talk show host made the admission on the latest episode of "Real Time with Bill Maher."

There were hundreds of media outlets and some Democratic politicians that pushed conspiracy theories claiming Trump was colluding with the Russian government, including stories that the former U.S. president was a "handmaid" to Russian President Vladimir Putin because he was blackmailed by kompromat. Veteran journalist Brit Hume went so far as to say the mainstream media's coverage of the Russia investigation is the "worst journalistic fiasco" he has ever witnessed.

The Russian collusion story came crashing down when Robert Mueller's nearly two-year "investigation did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities."

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Idaho joins growing list of states working to ban Critical Race Theory

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House Bill 377 passed in the Idaho House to ban subjects like "collective guilt" and race essentialism from being taught and promoted in publicly funded schools in the state. The move places Idaho among one of the first states to reject the Biden administration's push for Critical Race Theory education in public institutions.

The Idaho State House passed HB 377 with a vote of 57 to 12, which seeks to ban Critical Race Theory from being taught at Idaho public schools. The House passed the bill as it warned, "the federal government is working to take over Idaho curriculum."

The bill specifically bans the teaching of any of 3 set ideas that the bill claims are often found in critical race theory:
  • That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, colour, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior.
  • That individuals should be adversely treated on the basis of their sex, race, ethnicity, religion, colour, or national origin.
  • That individuals, by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, colour, or national origin, are inherently responsible for actions committed in the past by other members of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, colour, or national origin.

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Pedophile 'trans woman' jailed for arranging sex with fake underage girls in Devon, UK

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Jessica Smith was messaging fake social media profiles claiming to be 14-year-old girls
A transgender woman has been jailed for arranging to meet what she thought were 14 and 12-year-old girls for sex.

Jessica Smith, 41, of Sydney Road, Exeter, sent sexual messages to decoy social media accounts set up by so-called paedophile hunters.

She admitted three counts of attempting to incite a child to sexual activity and one of arranging to commit a child sex offence at Exeter Crown Court.


76,000 California inmates now eligible for earlier releases

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California is giving 76,000 inmates, including violent and repeat felons, the opportunity to leave prison earlier as the state aims to further trim the population of what once was the nation's largest state correctional system.

More than 63,000 inmates convicted of violent crimes will be eligible for good behavior credits that shorten their sentences by one-third instead of the one-fifth that had been in place since 2017. That includes nearly 20,000 inmates who are serving life sentences with the possibility of parole.

The new rules take effect Saturday but it will be months or years before any inmates go free earlier. Corrections officials say the goal is to reward inmates who better themselves while critics said the move will endanger the public.

Under the change, more than 10,000 prisoners convicted of a second serious but nonviolent offense under the state's "three strikes" law will be eligible for release after serving half their sentences. That's an increase from the current time-served credit of one-third of their sentence. The same increased release time will apply to nearly 2,900 nonviolent third strikers, the corrections department projected.

Also as of Saturday, all minimum-security inmates in work camps, including those in firefighting camps, will be eligible for the same month of earlier release for every month they spend in the camp, regardless of the severity of their crime.

Gold Seal

One-third of Basecamp staff walk after founders ask to focus on work, not wokeness, at work

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About one-third of employees at software company Basecamp quit days after bosses told them to keep ideology out of the workplace and focus on the company's actual business.

"We make project management, team communication, and email software," CEO Jason Fried wrote April 26. We don't have to solve deep social problems, chime in publicly whenever the world requests our opinion on the major issues of the day, or get behind one movement or another with time or treasure. These are all important topics, but they're not our topics at work."

Tech journalist Casey Newton said about one-third of the company's roughly 60 employees took buyouts shortly after, with one fuming: "Basically the company has said, 'well, your opinions don't really matter — unless it's directly related to business...' A lot of people are gonna have a tough time living with that."

Comment: A snowflake's whine, if there ever was one. 'Business' is why you are being paid in the first place, cupcake.

Comment: Well that's one way to cull frivolous time-wasters from the payroll. Well done, Basecamp!


A Manifesto for the Based

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When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wrote in The Gulag Archipelago, "Let the lie come into the world. Let it even triumph. But not through me," that was based. Not participating in transparent lies or mass delusion is based. Doing so against the madness of the following crowd is based. Nearly everything that it means to be based is either contained within or predicated upon this one trait of character.

Solzhenitsyn wrote those words as a result of his observations living in what may have been the most brutal tyranny of human history: Stalin's USSR. That simplest of refusals — the refusal to lie on command, or even to fit in — is, in the end, the summary of his observations of what kind of people had what it took to resist a totalitarian regime. Keeping your head down while you hope the unconscionable blows over, say, so you can keep your job but none of your dignity, is not based.

Being unwilling to lie, which is to say being based, is what set Solzhenitsyn's various heroes apart from the weakness of character, cowardice, and greed that allowed others to survive, if that's what it can be called. Solzhenitsyn's brilliance was in observing that, in the end, this trait of character — the willingness to resist lies, be yourself, and tell the truth even when people won't like you (or will kill you) for it — is one of the small number of necessary characteristics to grind true tyranny to a halt. The other, if you want to know, is laughter. Both of these things, mixed in the right proportions and applied in the right circumstances, make what it means to be based.

Solzhenitsyn's time in the USSR under Josef Stalin was extreme, but it was not unique. China, Cambodia, and other places saw similar, or even perhaps worse, depending how one counts untellable horrors. While "it could never happen here" is a bit of wishful thinking applied to the question of whether the Nazi regime could ever be repeated in the United States, the ideological conditions and general cowardice that enable these sorts of catastrophes have already come knocking at our door. Their reception has been, from those with the power to answer, troublingly warm.


Backing the Blue: Fundraiser for Idaho deputy who was suspended for viral video mocking LeBron James nets $310K

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Deputy Nate Silvester is shown in his viral video mocking an attack on police by NBA star LeBron James.
Nate Silvester, the Idaho deputy who was suspended without pay over his viral video mocking NBA star LeBron James, has turned his fundraiser into a war chest to defend police across the US after donations topped expectations.

"They're being vilified and demonized constantly by Hollywood, by the media, and we can't stand for it anymore," Silvester said on Friday in a video announcing his new not-for-profit organization to help embattled police. "We're going to start taking care of our men and women in blue," he added.

The fundraiser, which was started on Wednesday by a friend of Silvester's, had brought in more than $310,000 as of Saturday afternoon, fivefold its original goal. Organizer Gannon Ward raised the fundraising target to $500,000 from $200,000 on Saturday.

"A cop suspended for defending justified lethal use of force? Not on our watch," one donor said.