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Trump deletes tweet linking to Breitbart following New Zealand terror attack – CBS News

Trump deletes tweet linking to Breitbart following New Zealand terror attack – CBS News

President Trump deleted a tweet Friday linking to the conservative Breitbart News featuring an interview in which he suggested his supporters could “play it tough” if need be. The deletion came after the terror attack that left 49 victims dead at mosques in New Zealand.

The tweet was deleted mid-morning, according to analysis using the Internet archiving system Wayback Machine. Mr. Trump hadn’t linked directly to the interview with him, but to Breitbart’s homepage, which had prominently featured the interview at the time. The interview took place and was posted before the attack.

via Trump deletes tweet linking to Breitbart following New Zealand terror attack – CBS News

U.S. votes against anti-Nazi resolution at U.N. – CBS News

U.S. votes against anti-Nazi resolution at U.N. – CBS News

UNITED NATIONS — The United States says it was one of three countries to vote against a U.N. resolution condemning the glorification of Nazism over freedom of speech issues and concerns that Russia was using it to carry out political attacks against its neighbors.

The resolution entitled “Combating glorification of Nazism, Neo-Nazism and other practices that contribute to fueling contemporary forms of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance,” was approved by the U.N.’s human rights committee on Friday with 131 in favor, 3 against with 48 abstentions.

via U.S. votes against anti-Nazi resolution at U.N. – CBS News

Military-style semi-automatic assault rifles are banned in New Zealand  | Daily Mail Online

Military-style semi-automatic assault rifles have been banned in New Zealand under new laws following the Christchurch mosque attack.

The country will also ban assault rifles, high capacity magazines, and certain modification parts.`

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern announced the ban on Thursday, following the attack that killed 50 at two mosques in the city on Friday.

‘In short, every semi-automatic weapon used in the terrorist attack on Friday will be banned in this country,’ she said.

via Military-style semi-automatic assault rifles are banned in New Zealand  | Daily Mail Online

70s in Alaska, Northern Canada, Washington State Smash All-Time March Warm Records Before Winter Ends | The Weather Channel

70s in Alaska, Northern Canada, Washington State Smash All-Time March Warm Records Before Winter Ends | The Weather Channel

All-time March record highs were smashed in parts of Alaska, western Canada and Washington State in an end-of-winter warm spell that sent temperatures soaring to heights never seen this time of year so far north.

Tuesday’s high in Klawock, Alaska, about 200 miles south-southeast of Juneau, topped out at 70 degrees. While that wasn’t a March record there, it was the earliest in the year any Alaska location had reached 70 degrees by a whopping 12 days, according to Alaska-based climatologist Dr. Brian Brettschneider.

via 70s in Alaska, Northern Canada, Washington State Smash All-Time March Warm Records Before Winter Ends | The Weather Channel

Robertson: God Told Me There’ll Be A Trump Towers in Heaven – The Business Standard News

Robertson: God Told Me There’ll Be A Trump Towers in Heaven – The Business Standard News

Like many fundamentalist Christians, televangelist Pat Robertson is a big fan of President Donald Trump.

“Trump has been a fantastic president for the faith community,” said Robertson on “The 700 Club.” “In fact God told me last night that Donald Trump’s name has been written in the Book of Life. He’s guaranteed a place in heaven. In fact, he’ll also be a real estate mogul in heaven and have his own Trump Towers.”

Robertson also recently said the presence of gay people may cause God to give up on America.

via Robertson: God Told Me There’ll Be A Trump Towers in Heaven – The Business Standard News

This is an example of racist, bigoted, homophobic hate speech, while encouraging violence against gays, all clothed up pretty and nice in a Christian religion.

Israel: The Beautiful Dream has become a Nightmare by Dr. Gabor Maté

Israel: The Beautiful Dream has become a Nightmare by Dr. Gabor Maté

In Israel-Palestine the powerful party has succeeded in painting itself as the victim, while the ones being killed and maimed become the perpetrators. “They don’t care about life,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, abetted by the Obamas and Harpers of this world, “we do.” Netanyahu, you who with surgical precision slaughter innocents, the young and the old, you who have cruelly blockaded Gaza for years, starving it of necessities, you who deprive Palestinians of more and more of their land, their water, their crops, their trees — you care about life?

There is no understanding Gaza out of context — Hamas rockets or unjustifiable terrorist attacks on civilians — and that context is the longest ongoing ethnic cleansing operation in the recent and present centuries, the ongoing attempt to destroy Palestinian nationhood.

The Palestinians use tunnels? So did my heroes, the poorly armed fighters of the Warsaw Ghetto. Unlike Israel, Palestinians lack Apache helicopters, guided drones, jet fighters with bombs, laser-guided artillery. Out of impotent defiance, they fire inept rockets, causing terror for innocent Israelis but rarely physical harm. With such a gross imbalance of power, there is no equivalence of culpability.

Israel wants peace? Perhaps, but as the veteran Israeli journalist Gideon Levy has pointed out, it does not want a just peace. Occupation and creeping annexation, an inhumane blockade, the destruction of olive groves, the arbitrary imprisonment of thousands, torture, daily humiliation of civilians, house demolitions: these are not policies compatible with any desire for a just peace. In Tel Aviv Gideon Levy now moves around with a bodyguard, the price of speaking the truth.

via Israel: The Beautiful Dream has become a Nightmare by Dr. Gabor Maté

Milk Sales Plummet by $1.1 Billion in 2018  | VegNews

Milk Sales Plummet by $1.1 Billion in 2018  | VegNews

Sales of dairy milk plummeted by $1.1 billion in 2018 according to statistics revealed by the Dairy Farmers of America during its annual meeting. In 2017, sales of dairy products amounted to $14.7 billion and dropped by eight percent to $13.6 billion in 2018. Despite claims that low milk prices are to blame, the dairy industry is facing extinction due to a consumer shift toward plant-based alternatives.

via Milk Sales Plummet by $1.1 Billion in 2018  | VegNews

Chick-fil-A Donated $1.8 Million to Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups in 2017

Chick-fil-A Donated $1.8 Million to Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups in 2017

Chick-fil-A is serving up more than just poultry.

The Georgia-based fast-food chain, which has claimed in the past that is has no social or political agenda, has donated more than $1.8 million to a trio of groups who have records of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination, according to newly released tax filings, ThinkProgress reports.

The company’s 2017 tax filings show that the company gave over $1.6 million to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $6,000 to the Paul Anderson Youth Home and $150,000 to the Salvation Army, each of which is an increased donation from the previous year.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a Christian sports ministry that requires strict “sexual purity” and bars its employees from any “homosexual acts.” Paul Anderson Youth Home is a Georgia-based Christian residential home for troubled youth that, according to Think Progress, teaches those living there that homosexuality is wrong and that same-sex marriage is “rage against Jesus Christ and His values.” Though the Salvation Army claims that it does not discriminate against LGBTQ+ people, it has a history of referring LGBTQ+ people to conversion therapy.

via Out Chick-fil-A Donated $1.8 Million to Anti-LGBTQ+ Groups in 2017

Holocaust Expert Compares Fox News To Hitler’s Ministry Of Propaganda – The Intellectualist

Holocaust Expert Compares Fox News To Hitler’s Ministry Of Propaganda – The Intellectualist

A free press is a pillar of democracy and a guard against authoritarianism. While Hitler used a new Ministry of People’s Enlightenment and Propaganda headed by Joseph Goebbels to undermine liberal democracy, President Donald Trump seems to be using Fox News.

Fox consistently confirms Trump’s own version of events. Trump then uses Fox News reports in his tweets and other statements to reaffirm his own story.

The reports on Fox News are practically unrecognizable to watchers of CNN or MSNBC. The free media has effectively allowed Trump to lie to any viewer of Fox News with no repercussions.

via Maven Round Table Holocaust Expert Compares Fox News To Hitler’s Ministry Of Propaganda – The Intellectualist

Netanyahu, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) display racist views

Netanyahu, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) display racist views

Fifty years of occupation, twelve years of blockade, 600,000 Israeli settlers, 250 dead unarmed Gazan protesters, three one-sided “wars” in which 3,500 Palestinians in Gaza (and about 150 Israelis) have been killed–that’s not a big enough deal for us to utter a word of reprimand or turn off the financial spigot to Israel.

The US is shelling out $10 million a day, $7,000 a minute in aid–not humanitarian, but military aid, mind you–to a country that last summer passed the openly racist Nation-State Law, that last month saw its prime minister create a coalition including disciples of a Jewish supremacist, that last week disqualified pro-Palestinian parties from even appearing on the election ballot, while welcoming an anti-Palestinian candidate who is a member of a Jewish terror group.

These outrageous acts did not outrage our politicians; Israel’s leaders are emboldened.
Prime Minister Netanyahu went on record over the weekend in defense of that indefensible Nation-State Law.

On Sunday, when a TV personality dared to suggest that “Israel is a state of all its citizens and that all people were created equal,” he felt compelled to respond:

Israel is not a state of all its citizens. According to the nation-state law we passed, Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people — and not anyone else.

via Israel Palestine News Netanyahu, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) display racist views