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10. Message to Congress in Special Session. Having been convened on an extraordinary occasion, as authorized by the Constitution, your attention is not called to any ordinary subject of legislation.

Message to Congress in Special Session

At the beginning of the present Presidential term, four months ago, the functions of the Federal Government were found to be generally suspended within the several States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, excepting only those of the Post Office Department. Obama Encouraged 'Illegal Aliens' to Vote. Claim: President Obama encouraged "illegal aliens" to vote and said there would be no consequences if they do.

Obama Encouraged 'Illegal Aliens' to Vote

Origin:In the final count down to the upcoming election on 8 November 2016, Fox News host Neil Cavuto expressed disbelief over what he claimed to be remarks by President Barack Obama that encouraged undocumented immigrants to vote illegally. Other conservative outlets soon followed suit, with the Gateway Pundit calling the comments "criminal": Barack Obama openly called on illegal aliens to vote in Tuesday’s election. This whole administration is lawless! False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and Satirical “News” Sources. Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco. In 1942, at the age of ten, I received the First Provincial Award of Ludi Juveniles (a voluntary, compulsory competition for young Italian Fascists—that is, for every young Italian).

Ur-Fascism by Umberto Eco

I elaborated with rhetorical skill on the subject “Should we die for the glory of Mussolini and the immortal destiny of Italy?” My answer was positive. Deadly Force, in Black and White. This story has been updated.

Deadly Force, in Black and White

Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts – 21 times greater i, according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police shootings from 2010 to 2012 captured in the federal data show that blacks, age 15 to 19, were killed at a rate of 31.17 per million, while just 1.47 per million white males in that age range died at the hands of police. One way of appreciating that stark disparity, ProPublica's analysis shows, is to calculate how many more whites over those three years would have had to have been killed for them to have been at equal risk.

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression. Sex is assigned at birth, refers to one’s biological status as either male or female, and is associated primarily with physical attributes such as chromosomes, hormone prevalence, and external and internal anatomy.

Answers to Your Questions About Transgender People, Gender Identity, and Gender Expression

Gender refers to the socially constructed roles, behaviors, activities, and attributes that a given society considers appropriate for boys and men or girls and women. These influence the ways that people act, interact, and feel about themselves. While aspects of biological sex are similar across different cultures, aspects of gender may differ. Various conditions that lead to atypical development of physical sex characteristics are collectively referred to as intersex conditions. Lost Battles of the Vietnam War. One theme presented by supporters of the American empire is the U.S. military is invincible and can never lose unless stabbed in the back by impatient politicians.

Lost Battles of the Vietnam War

They claim the U.S. military never lost a battle during the entire Vietnam war. On August 30, 2011, President Barack Obama proclaimedto a gathering of veterans: "But let it be remembered that you won every major battle of that war. I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump – STIR Journal. From the era of slavery to the rise of Donald Trump, wealthy elites have relied on the loyalty of poor whites.

I Know Why Poor Whites Chant Trump, Trump, Trump – STIR Journal

All Americans deserve better. Learning From History: What Is Successful Interrogation? - globalECCO. Anti-Choice Organizer: Defund Planned Parenthood Because 'Its Sexual Ethic Is Corrupted' Dr.

Anti-Choice Organizer: Defund Planned Parenthood Because 'Its Sexual Ethic Is Corrupted'

Regarding that pesky “well regulated Militia” in the 2nd amendment, what exactly did it mean? Endless debate rages over exactly what the Framers meant by the term “well regulated Militia” in the 2nd Amendment.

Regarding that pesky “well regulated Militia” in the 2nd amendment, what exactly did it mean?

To simplify matters somewhat, let’s consider the two opposite positions of the debaters: The more liberal (the word “liberal” being used here in the sense of generous or non-restrictive) side of the argument holds that “well regulated” should be taken in the sense that a clock that keeps good time is “well regulated”. This same side also argues that “Militia” referred to all the able bodied men of military age, which at the time the 2nd amendment was written would have been about ages 16 or so through age maybe 45 or a little older, and so could have potentially served in the Militia.

(At that time there were no hard and fast rules regarding acceptable enlistment ages in militia or armies.) Trying to understand the original meaning or true intent of the Framers when they wrote the U.S. Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies. The Right’s Library of Fake Quotes. “You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich” is not a quote from Abraham Lincoln.

The Right’s Library of Fake Quotes

(cc photo: mjsmith01) Abraham Lincoln despised class warfare, Thomas Jefferson detested bailouts and the founders of the nation were all Bible-believing Christians. These are among the historical “facts” you’ll learn as a regular consumer of talk radio, Fox News and other conservative sources. While non-conservatives have been known to misquote historical figures to add credibility to their own views, the right seems to have a special enthusiasm for putting words in dead people’s mouths. Take what has become known as the “The Ten Cannots,” a list repeatedly misattributed to Abraham Lincoln.

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. And so on. Irrefutable Proof The Civil War Was About Slavery. There are various things that conservatives and liberals disagree over, and for some insane reason, whether or not the Civil War was about slavery is one of them. Sure, the war ended with the abolition of slavery, but many individuals still claim that the entire war was over states’ rights as opposed to the tradition of owning another human being. Sadly, this isn’t a random extremist ideology that is pervasive only amongst the most racist of individuals.

The Pew Research Center actually found that 48% of Americans believed that the Civil War was about state’s rights, and only 38% thought it was over slavery. Even more alarming is the fact that young people are the ones driving these numbers. A full 60% of those surveyed under 30 felt the war had nothing to do with owning slaves. Historical Revisionists Deny civil war was about slavery. I Will Not Argue About the Confederate Flag. The murder of nine Americans by a terrorist in Charleston Wednesday night, besides being a monumental tragedy, also gave us the absurd spectacle of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley (a woman of color) telling us “that we’ll never understand what motivates anyone to enter one of our places of worship and take the life of another” as pictures emerged of the killer wearing flags of apartheid regimes on his jacket, sitting on his car with a Confederate States faux license plate, all in a state where the only flag not lowered to half-mast was the Confederate Battle Flag that sits astride the front approach to South Carolina’s capitol.

The mental gymnastics it took for Haley to blithely claim we’ll never know the motives of a killer who actually told victims what his motives were as well as literally wearing those motives on his sleeve defy imagination. This argument is–to deploy theoretical language I learned in grad school–dumb. Is some homophobia self-phobia? Homophobia is more pronounced in individuals with an unacknowledged attraction to the same sex and who grew up with authoritarian parents who forbade such desires, a series of psychology studies demonstrates.

The study is the first to document the role that both parenting and sexual orientation play in the formation of intense and visceral fear of homosexuals, including self-reported homophobic attitudes, discriminatory bias, implicit hostility towards gays, and endorsement of anti-gay policies. Conducted by a team from the University of Rochester, the University of Essex, England, and the University of California in Santa Barbara, the research will be published the April issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology. "In many cases these are people who are at war with themselves and they are turning this internal conflict outward," adds co-author Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester who helped direct the research.

Five myths about why the South seceded. By James W. Loewen February 26, 2011 One hundred fifty years after the Civil War began, we’re still fighting it — or at least fighting over its history. I’ve polled thousands of high school history teachers and spoken about the war to audiences across the country, and there is little agreement even about why the South seceded. Debunking the Conservative Lie That the Confederacy Wasn't About Racism and Slavery. “Corner Stone” Speech. Alexander H. Biblical-marriage.jpg (JPEG Image, 720 × 540 pixels) Overview of Federal Benefits Granted to Married Couples.

There are 1,138 benefits, rights and protections provided on the basis of marital status in Federal law. In June 2013, the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Why The Christian Right May Never Recover From Indiana. OpenSecrets.org: Money in Politics. Five myths about why the South seceded. Quotes on Guantanamo and Torture. 10 Comics That Shut Down Terrible Internet Arguments. #2 is actually terrible. 9 Water Proposals Worth Your Rating. How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down? Misuse and failure of birth control are major contributors to the millions of unplanned pregnancies in the United States each year. Fuck the South. Pastor who admitted he had AIDS refuses to step down, gives Sunday sermon.

Pastor Juan McFarland of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (Photo/Flickr) The last place you would expect Juan McFarland to be on Sunday was at the pulpit. But that’s exactly where the pastor was, despite recently admitting to church members he had AIDS and slept with church members without revealing his condition. Vermin Supreme are all around. Black: Religion in America - Richmond Times-Dispatch: Guest Columnist. Posted: Sunday, October 5, 2014 10:30 pm Black: Religion in America BY DAVID BLACK Richmond Times-Dispatch. A Short History of White Racism in the Two-Party System. G.O.P. Error Reveals Donors and the Price of Access. Photo WASHINGTON — In politics, it is sometimes better to be lucky than good. Republicans and Democrats, and groups sympathetic to each, spend millions on sophisticated technology to gain an advantage. Not a Tea Party, a Confederate Party.

Tea Partiers say you don’t understand them because you don’t understand American history. Race in Ferguson, MO... Race in America.

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