Last Night Some Rich People Put On Black Clothes and Changed Nothing

There are times when I wonder if I’m maybe too hard on Hollywood, but then last night’s Golden Globes confirmed all of my biases against the glitterati.

The award ceremony was not just another back patting circle of celebs. This time they all decided to wear black to symbolize how they’re bravely standing up to sexual harassment. They even all wore pins on their clothes that read “times up.” It was all an effort to show the world that Hollywood was entering a new age where women weren’t abused, and men were more responsible.

And then it devolved into a leftist talking point fueled commentary that showed the walls of the Hollywood bubble that many of these poor souls are trapped in remain strong and unbreakable.

The examples were plenty. How often were the cameras focused on Meryl Streep? Streep was labeled as one of the primary figures in Hollywood who knew about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct and said nothing. Streep denies she knew much, but it’s hard to take her seriously when Streep was the one calling Weinstein a God, and literally giving standing ovations to men guilty of pedophilia and rape. Yet there Streep was, clad in black, clapping alongside everyone else whenever someone belched out an applause line.

How many more black-clad people in that room knew and said nothing? If it was an “open secret” like we were told, then how many people knew the secret and stayed quiet, and are only now “bravely” putting on clothing and buttons, and smiling at cameras while they regurgitate phrases about how times are a changin’?

What’s more, everyone laughed, clapped, and booed at Seth Myers’ deconstruction of Weinstein and Kevin Spacey in a try-hard attempt to show the world that whoever was in this room wasn’t like all those people being named, yet they celebrated the film “Call Me By Your Name,” which features a gay relationship between a grown man and a teen boy. I’ve been given all sorts of excuses as to why this is okay when I’ve discussed this before, everything from “it’s legal in France where the story takes place” to age of consent explanations, but no matter what excuse you throw at it, the film and its celebration is the very thing that we outside the bubble are disgusted by.

The film may have been beautifully acted, the score impeccable, the filmography clever. But you still have a film where a grown man is having sex with a teen boy while you bash another man for doing the same, and that’s WHILE you applaud directors currently on the run for pedophilia. Encouraging the behavior while you condemn it is not helping.

Let’s not forget about Connie Britton’s “poverty is sexist” sweater. Hilariously the sweater was discovered to cost $380, making you wonder if perhaps Britton’s money could have been better spent helping the impoverished than virtue signaling in front of cameras. But far less funny is the fact that the vast majority of homeless people are men. Are there poor women? Absolutely, but they are helped out far more than the men are, as one formerly homeless man revealed when the topic came up on Reddit’s men’s rights subreddit.

“I’ve been homeless. 8 years of it. This is bullsh*t. I’d say 10% are female. Don’t even get me started on the inequality of it. Women get to come and go at the shelter. Men are herded like cattle. A woman goes in and asks for a job they get career training, good references and a foot in the door. A man asks for a job they get put on a list of maybe 50-100 guys for maybe 20 jobs a day that pay $10 per hour for hard labor.”

So Britton is right. Poverty is sexist, but likely not in the way she’d buy a $380 sweater for.

Speaking of sexism, when a woman went up on stage to talk about sexism in Hollywood, she could take her time. However, when Guillermo Del Toro wanted to take a moment to thank the people who brought him to this moment that was 25 years in the making, they couldn’t play that wrap-it-up music fast enough. The same happened to arguably the best actor alive today, Gary Oldman, while he was trying to thank everyone for his film, including Winston Churchill.

Push the narrative and you can speak as long as you want. Talk about stage and screen, the real reason you’re there, and you need to make it quick.

It wasn’t a night for celebrating the arts. It was a night of public relations repair, but for all the virtue signaling, black dress wearing, slogan trumpeting that occurred…what changed?

I find it hilarious that many in the glitterati condemn the idea of “thoughts and prayers” when a shooting happens as some asinine thing to say in the face of atrocious bloodshed. Yet when the assault of women happens within their own ranks, “wear black because time’s up” is a perfectly acceptable thing to do. How many actually did anything?

I’m sure there are many in Hollywood who mean well and have a superb character. However, these people are celebrating the fall of giants among them, who wronged countless among them, yet they said nothing. They are celebrating as if they themselves ripped back the curtain, and are triumphantly taking a stand against the very people they had hitherto been silent about.

These actors are acting in the way they believe the public wants them to. It’s why despite the pageantry and pomp it all seems so hollow. It all seems so fake. Beneath the glitter and the glamour lies the cold truth that this is still a place of intolerance, sexism, and ideological purity.

That is why nothing in Hollywood will change. The bubble remains strong.

Until they break the bubble, not one of these people will change their lives in any meaningful way. Nothing will change.

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The Punishment for Anti-Israel UN Voters Continues as U.S. Freezes $125 Million in Aid to Palestinian Refugees

We can clearly see that Nikki Haley was not kidding when she said she’d remember those who voted to condemn the U.S. after President Trump made his Israel decision.

According to Reuters, the United States has frozen $125 million in aid to Palestinian refugees pending a review of the aid to the Palestinian Authority:

The United States has frozen $125 million in funding for a U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees, Axios news site reported on Friday, days after President Donald Trump threatened to withhold future aid payments to Palestinians.

The funding, a third of the annual U.S. donation to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, was supposed to be delivered by Jan. 1 but was frozen until the U.S. government finishes its review of aid to the Palestinian Authority, Axios reported, citing three unidentified Western diplomats.

This comes after Trump said that if Palestine is “no longer willing to talk peace” with Israel, then he would break their bank.

”We pay HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue peace treaty with Israel … with the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?” Trump tweeted.

This will be welcome news to many taxpayers, as the Palestinian Authority actually pays terrorists who murder innocent Jews a monthly salary based on how many Jews they kill. The U.S. is known to have given $133 million in 2016 alone.

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is currently working on a bill that will eliminate payments to Pakistan after Trump also launched after the country for eating U.S. money while being a state sponsor of terrorism.

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Germany is Facing a Violent Crime Epidemic, and Their Solution is Unbelievably Ridiculous

Germany’s migrant crisis has only gotten worse, and despite constant examples as to why Germany should close its borders to these refugees, the German politicians continue to push for even more migrants to come.

In fact, more migrants seems to be their solution to the ever-increasing violent crime happening within Germany. Reuters reported on Wednesday that male migrants aged 14 to 30 account for a good solid chunk of the problem according to a government funded study.

“Violent crime rose by about 10 percent in 2015 and 2016, a study showed. It attributed more than 90 percent of that to young male refugees,” reported Reuters.

So what is Germany’s solution?

Bring in the migrant ladies:

The study said reuniting refugees with their families by allowing them to come to Germany too could help to reduce violence. Such reunions look set to be a particularly contentious issue in talks about a new coalition government.

The predominantly young male majority of refugees live in Germany without partners, mothers, sisters or other females whom the study sees as a “violence-preventing, civilizing force.”

In other words, they think bringing in more females from these countries will help keep these men in line.

What Germany doesn’t seem to be considering is that these women would come from a country where women are second class citizens who are consistently under the thumb of the men who are now migrants to Germany. If women have zero power in their country of origin to become a “civilizing force,” what makes them believe they would have any power to do so in Germany?

Perhaps German officials should look more into the culture they’re inviting in.

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North Korea Has Finally Agreed to Hold Official Talks with South Korea

The communist state of North Korea has finally agreed to hold official talks with South Korea after it was announced that U.S./South Korean joint military exercises would be delayed.

According to Reuters, the talks will be held on Tuesday, marking the first time any talks have happened since 2015:

The meeting will take place at the border truce village of Panmunjom where officials from both sides are expected to discuss the Winter Olympics, to be held in the South next month, and inter-Korean relations, South Korean Unification Ministry spokesman Baik Tae-hyun told reporters.

North Korea asked for further negotiations about the meeting to be carried out via documented exchanges, Baik said.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said that he will reduce tensions between the North and South Korea, but noted that stopping North Korea’s nuclear missile program is off the table. He also warned that should his country be threatened, he would launch a nuclear attack.

Regardless, Trump credits hard line stances on North Korea for their willingness to even talk in the first place.

Reuters reported that this was backed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said  “those diplomatic efforts are backed by a strong military option if necessary.”

It should be noted that while the military exercises have been delayed, they have not been terminated. The joint exercises are set to resume after the Olympics in an effort to keep up the military’s state of readiness, as well as show North Korea that the joint militaries are not to be trifled with.

Japanese officials also says it will keep its readiness against North Korea at a maximum, noting that North Korea has a habit of talking, and then agitating.

“I think what is important is to maintain a firm defense posture,” Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera told reporters. “North Korea goes through phases of apparent dialogue and provocation, but either way, North Korea is continuing its nuclear and missile development. We have no intention of weakening our warning and surveillance.”

Indeed, the sanctions passed against North Korea have been devastating, particularly those from China, who have not only banned major tourism into North Korea, but also cut off its fuel supply.

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New Study Shows Alarmist Climate Data Based Off Faulty Science…Sorry Bill Nye

Putting yet another nail in the coffin of faulty science used by many climate alarmists to push agendas, a new study shows that the warming ocean temperatures we hear ad nauseum about from the likes of Bill Nye is not accurate, and may force a change in the way we look at climate data.

According to the Daily Caller, Scripps Institution of Oceanography did some data collecting using an all new method of research:

Geoscientist Jeff Severinghaus, an academic at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, measured values of the noble gases argon, krypton, and xenon in air bubbles captured inside ice cores in Antarctica. Krypton and xenon are released into the atmosphere in known quantities as the ocean warms, according to the study, which was published Thursday in Nature Journal

“This method is a radically new way to measure change in total ocean heat,” Severinghaus said in a post on the Scripps website, which has since been removed. “It takes advantage of the fact that the atmosphere is well-mixed, so a single measurement anywhere in the world can give you the answer.”

Their findings? Well, they won’t please Al Gore:

The ratio of these gases allows for a much more effective and exact calculation of average global ocean temperature, according to Severinghaus and his team of researchers at Scripps. They discovered that xenon and krypton are well preserved in ice cores and can, therefore, provide temperature information that scientists can use to study many other aspects of the earth’s oceans.

“Our precision is about 0.2 ºC (0.4 ºF) now, and the warming of the past 50 years is only about 0.1 ºC,” he said, adding that advanced equipment can provide more precise measurements, allowing scientists to make better calculations going forward. His fellow researcher made similar remarks.

“The reason this study is so exciting is that previous methods of reconstructing ocean heat content have very large age uncertainties, [which] smooths out the more subtle features of the record,” said co-author Sarah Shackleton, a graduate student at Severinghaus’ lab.

Summed up, the oceans have only warmed a total of 0.1 over the last half a century, essentially putting the climate models used by alarmists, the U.N. and politicians to tout the “settled science” talking point in serious doubt.

Severinghaus’ findings are potentially very significant and “remarkably interesting,” Cato Institute scientist Patrick Michaels told The Daily Caller News Foundation. It tells academics that “we are living in a world that won’t warm at the same rate as those seen in the U.N. climate models”

According to people like Nye (not a real scientist) the reason we see cooling is because the oceans are eating the heat. This was shot down by William Happer, a physicist at Princeton University (is a scientist) who noted that the oceans had not risen in heat like Nye’s preferred models say they have.

“Let me point out that science is not like passing a law,” Happer the scientist told Nye the not scientist. “You don’t have a vote to say how many are for the law of gravity and how many are against — it’s based on observations. And if you observe what’s happening to, for example, the temperature, the temperature is not rising nearly as fast as the alarmist computer models predicted. It’s much, much less — factors of two or three less. So the whole basis for the alarmism is not true, it’s based on flawed computer modeling.”

With this new data, we can see that Happer is correct, and Nye…well, he’s Nye.

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DNC Vice-Chair Promotes Domestic Terrorist Group Antifa, Has Radical Past of His Own

Democratic Minnesota Rep. and Democratic National Committee Vice-Chair Keith Ellison is apparently not shy about promoting leftist radical laden terrorist groups. Likely because he has a radical past of his own.

On Wednesday, Ellison tweeted out a picture of an Antifa (short for anti-fascist) pamphlet saying that he found something that “strikes fear” into President Donald Trump’s heart.

Antifa has been labeled a domestic terrorist group by the Department of Homeland Security. Over the course of 2016-2017, Antifa earned the title by physically attacking people who do not line up directly with their views and vandalizing and destroying property. They are also anti-capitalist, and pro-communist.

Conservative podcast host Steven Crowder also conducted an undercover sting video, where one of his producers recorded Antifa members discussing arming themselves with knives and guns at a free speech event featuring Ben Shapiro.

Of course, none of this seems to bother Ellison. In fact, he may be in full support, given his past is filled with radicalism itself as reported by the Daily Caller.

Ellison once defended famed anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation of Islam, against charges of anti-Semitism. In an op-ed for the Washington Post last year, Ellison said he should have more closely scrutinized Farrakhan, who once said Hitler was a “very great man,” but blamed a “right-wing smear campaign” for any questions raised about his ties to anti-Semitic figures.

Ellison has his own history of radical positions, including advocating for black nationalism. During college, he wrote columns arguing for the creation of a blacks-only ethnostate and called the U.S. Constitution the “best evidence of a white racist conspiracy to subjugate other peoples.” Similarly, while speaking at a protest following in 1992, Ellison declared that black people don’t live in a democracy and don’t have an “obligation” to obey government.

But while it’s definitely hard to hold someone’s views against them when they were declared so far in the past, perhaps you’d like a more recent example.

While speaking to an atheist group in 2007, Ellison compared the Sept. 11 attacks to the Reichstag fire. He stopped just short of accusing then-President George W. Bush of having a hand in the attacks. “It’s almost like the Reichstag fire, kind of reminds me of that,” Ellison said of the terrorist attacks. “After the Reichstag was burned, they blamed the Communists for it, and it put the leader [Hitler] of that country in a position where he could basically have authority to do whatever he wanted.”

Ellison went on to say he wouldn’t suggest the U.S. had a hand in the attacks because “you know, that’s how they put you in the nut-ball box — dismiss you,” before later walking back the comments.

Ellison has indeed attempted to distance himself from the radical things he has said but isn’t succeeding.

During a 2010 speech to a mostly Muslim audience, Ellison claimed that America’s foreign policy puts Israel’s interests first because American Jews have been “mobilized” to “do its bidding in America.”

This is one of the current leaders of the Democratic party. This is who is going to try to push someone to run against Trump in 2020.

Keep that in mind.

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Sanders Demolishes Bannon’s Charge That Trump Is Mentally Unfit for Office

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders was busy answering many of the charges laid on President Trump by former Chief  Strategist and current Breitbart Executive Chairman Steve Bannon in the latter’s recent book, which Trump is currently attempting to stop from publishing via legal means.

One of the charges Bannon reportedly leveled against Trump is that he’s unfit for office, and one reporter wanted to find out how the President is taking such a charge.

“What is the president’s reaction of the suggestions in this book that he is mentally unfit?”

Sanders was quick to bring up that Trump’s victory over some great GOP candidates during the 2016 primaries:

If [Trump] was unfit, he probably would not be sitting there and would not have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has ever seen. This is an incredibly — strong and good leader, that is why we have had such a successful 2017 and why we are going to continue to do great things as we move forward in the administration.

Watch the interaction below.

Bannon and Trump are currently engaged in a war of words, with their relationship quickly deteriorating right before the public’s eyes.

This has been a long time coming, and many are more than happy to see Bannon ripped apart by the Trump administration, including those who had to once suffer under him like radio show host Dana Loesch.

“He is an opportunist,” Loesch told Fox News. “This is an individual who likes to take credit for other people’s success. He glommed on to Sarah Palin in the early days of her campaign. He glommed onto Andrew Breitbart. He glommed onto Ted Cruz and did the same thing with President Trump. He catches people as they are ascending, or after they have already ascended, and then tries to claim credit for all of their accomplishments.”

(h/t: Daily Caller)

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Watch: Rand Paul Rips Apart Pakistan, Announces Bill to Cut Aid

Putting his money where his mouth is, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a video on Thursday announcing his upcoming bill to end aid to Pakistan.

“I’m introducing a bill to end aid to Pakistan in the coming days. My bill will take the money that would have gone to Pakistan and put it in an infrastructure fund to build roads and bridges here at home,” tweeted Paul along with his video.

Paul’s video highlights the fact that Pakistan has been a useless money pit that only seems to work with the U.S. when it serves its own self-interests, but has no problem sucking in all the U.S. dollars it can take while it undermines the U.S. in many other regards. What’s more, Pakistan is a well-known state-sponsor of terrorism.

Our tax dollars hard at work.

Paul had attempted to defund Middle Eastern entities who serve terrorist groups in 2015, such as the Palestinian Authority which the U.S. has given millions of dollars to in the past. The bill was blocked, but this was before Paul had momentum he’s now been given by President Donald Trump.

Trump himself spent his first tweet of 2018 ripping apart Pakistan, and since then a deluge of events have transpired that spell an end to Pakistan’s ungrateful consumption of American money. Paul is just one of them, and if the Kentucky Senator can cut aid to Pakistan, perhaps he could go even further.

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Black Lives Matter Screwed Over Baltimore with Murder Spikes After Driving Off Police

Black Lives Matter has done some real damage to Baltimore in its quest to eliminate police presence from the community.

According to NPR, police backed off of neighborhoods like the one Freddy Gray was shot in likely due to anti-police backlash that occurs when an officer shoots a black suspect, and all the anti-police media attention that comes with it.

According to NPR, the murder rate has reached a whole new record, thanks in part to the lack of police presence.

For the third year in a row, Baltimore, Md., has had more than 300 murders, reaching a new record of murders per number of residents in 2017.

Some residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality. Officers have backed off in neighborhoods, like the one where Freddie Gray was arrested.

This is not at all what people in the communities wanted as Rev. Kinji Scott told NPR.

“We wanted the police there,” Scott says. “We wanted them engaged in the community. We didn’t want them beating the hell out of us, we didn’t want that.”

He’s among activists who are calling for police reform to reduce the violence in Baltimore and several other high-crime cities across the U.S. that he says haven’t seen change. That change begins with a conversation between the communities directly involved, Scott says.

“We need the front line police officers and we need the heart of the black community to step to the forefront of this discussion,” he says. “And that’s when we’re going to see a decrease in crime.”

When asked if Baltimore communities wanted police gone after the Gray shooting, Scott put that notion to bed, noting that this was the will of activists and leftist media, nothing more.

“No,” Scott told NPR. “That represented our progressives, our activists, our liberal journalists, our politicians, but it did not represent the overall community. Because we know for a fact that around the time Freddie Gray was killed, we start to see homicides increase. We had five homicides in that neighborhood while we were protesting.”

But those activists that drove the police off were themselves intent on violence. As the Daily Wire highlights, anti-police activists were adamant that police be disarmed, or disappeared in one way or another:

Following the death of Gray, Black Lives Matter activists poured into Baltimore, some demanding police officers be disarmed. Additionally, as reported by The Daily Wire, BLM rally-goers wore t-shirts that said, “F*** The Police.” One man even held a sign referencing the potential murder of the six officers involved in the Gray case: “I HATE YAll I WOULD KILL ALL 6 OF U B****ES,” it read.

Protesters also sported t-shirts celebrating Assata Shakur, AKA Joanne Chesimard, a fugitive cop killer.

Maybe there were some within Black Lives Matter who thought they were saving lives by pushing the police away. Some members who bought the narrative that the police hated black people, and wished to harm them.

The number show something wholly different, however. Without the police, Baltimore is losing citizens to murder at a much higher rate.

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Ted Cruz Had a Weird Run In with a Socialist Woman, but Handled it Like a Champ

I don’t know what it is about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), but the dude attracts a strange kind of anger, or sometimes full on hate.

This usually manifests into someone approaching Cruz to rattle off “gotcha” questions. Actress Ellen Page once tried to hit Cruz with talk about gay discrimination in the work place, but instead found herself in the middle of a conversation about Christian persecution that she didn’t seem to have a response to.

But to Page’s credit, she at least tried to have a conversation. This latest woman, presumably a socialist by the way she ra-ra’d it when she met Cruz, attempted to get one over on the Texas Senator that was just lazy and ridiculous.

Twitter user “Marge” apparently asked Cruz to get a picture with her, to which Cruz politely agreed. As they were posing to take the picture, Marge told Cruz to say “socialism will win.”

Clever.

Cruz, however, still maintaining his polite demeanor refused to say it, and instead notified the woman that socialism was not going to win.

Judging by history, Cruz is absolutely correct. Socialism has a long, embarrassing history of being a complete failure. However, Marge doesn’t seem to have taken note of history at all, and insisted that socialism will win.

To help Marge understand why Cruz doesn’t believe socialism will succeed, I’ll reveal a simple fact that many socialists don’t seem to grasp.

Man is flawed.

In a society where ambition and drive did not exist, socialism may work. We would all be contented to be the same, with everyone doing their specified jobs happily and efficiently. Everyone would be 100 percent honest, and not one person would give anything less than 100 percent in their contribution to the societal framework of their socialist utopia.

But that’s not how mankind is.

Mankind is constantly locked in striving for more. More money, more land, more success, more respect, more love, etc. We will go to extraordinary lengths to accomplish goals. In a socialist government, this is not allowed. We can only go so far because economic regulations would prevent various forms of growth. This in itself is not a flaw, and is an integral part of humanity’s quest for betterment.

But some of mankind is also content to go to no lengths to accomplish their goals, and will instead rely on the work of others to carry them. They make no moves to improve in any way, and thus benefit from the burdensome economic system socialism forces on those who do work. The weight to be carried gets that much heavier.

This is not a self-sustaining system, and like all socialist governments before it, it goes broke. People starve, become diseased, and become the destitute populace the socialist set out to prevent happening in the first place.

So even if socialism does become a prevalent economic system within the country, you’ll find that country suffers in so many ways that aren’t worth its implementation. Socialism and communism aren’t the storybook outcomes you’re told about by college professors and political activists. The real results can be seen in soviet Russia, and North Korea today.

Nobody wins under socialism.

 

 

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