#57771 May 27, 2014
Group That Listed ‘Pitfalls Of Working With White People’ Received DOJ Grants
An organization that published a list of 29 “Pitfalls of Working With White People” that was circulated at a diversity conference earlier this year received hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Daily Caller has learned.
Beyond Diversity Resource Center, based in New Jersey, is listed as a partner organization for the White Privilege Conference which was held in Madison, Wisc. in March.
One of the “pitfalls” listed on the Center’s pamphlet, published by the website Progressives Today, is that white people “ask stupid questions”.
The diversity group, which claims that it “works to build a society that honors individuals because of their cultural differences”, wrote on the pamphlet that whites “benefit financially off the backs of people of color.”
White people “are arrogant”, they “say something stupid” and “get too friendly too fast,” the diversity center’s pamphlet claims.
The organization has published several books on diversity and racism including “The Anti-Racist Cookbook” and “The Great White Elephant”. They also lead educational seminars and workshops throughout the country.
And an increasing share of their funding has come from the federal government – mainly the U.S. Department of Justice.
#57772 May 27, 2014
Relentless investigations into the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya that have been tirelessly cheered on by right-wing media have reportedly cost taxpayers and the Pentagon millions of dollars and wasted thousands of hours of personnel time, according to the Associated Press.
Citing a March 11 Pentagon letter, the AP reported how millions in funding have been funneled away from other Department of Defense responsibilities to "repetitive requests for information from about 50 congressional hearings, briefings and interviews," and the Pentagon determined that "[t]he total cost of compliance with Benghazi-related congressional requests sent to the department and other agencies is estimated to be in the millions of dollars." The AP cited former commander of U.S. Africa Command Gen. Carter Ham's experience as an example:
[He] has briefed or testified before congressional panels five times over two years, and yet both the Armed Services Committee and House Oversight and Government Reform has [sic] asked Ham to submit to additional interviews.
Right-wing media have actively campaigned for these unending investigations, even coordinating with House Republicans to skew evidence. On February 6, Fox host Bill O'Reilly demanded that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) subpoena former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta to re-litigate one of Fox's favorite conspiracy theories, and on January 27, host Greta Van Susteren demanded the release of facts already in the public record. Fox has since reached farther to push the Benghazi hoax -- ignoring independent investigations that have turned up no evidence of political scandal.
The 9/11 hearings cost tax payers 8 million, while so far the Benghazi hearings have cost tax payers a cool 7 million and still on going???
Benghazi ----------4 lives lost
9/11 attacks ----------3,096 lives lost..........
#57773 May 27, 2014
Please just let this thread die. It's 2014 for crying out loud!
Since: Oct 12
#57774 May 27, 2014
...Sure....when the GOP tell's the truth....
#57775 May 27, 2014
#57777 May 27, 2014
Forecasters predict a slow 2014 hurricane season
The 2014 hurricane season is shaping up to be a slow one, federal forecasters said Wednesday.
Only eight to 13 tropical storms are projected, with three to six becoming hurricanes. Of those, no more than two are expected to become major storms.
Storm warning: Climate change to spawn more hurricanes
July 8, 2013
The Atlantic Ocean -- where most hurricanes that impact the USA come from -- is projected to see more hurricanes develop.
The world could see as many as 20 additional hurricanes and tropical storms each year by the end of the century because of climate change, says a study out today.
#57778 May 27, 2014
Poll: A Third Of Workers Say Obamacare Will Delay Their Retirement
Working Americans believe Obamacare will hike health-care costs enough to significantly delay their retirement, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Thirty-three percent of workers believe that higher health-care costs courtesy of Obamacare will force them to continue working longer, a survey of 2,000 working Americans from personal finance company MoneyRates.com found. Just 17 percent of respondents said that the health-care law will allow them to retire earlier than expected.
Of the third who believe Obamacare will push back their retirement, 39 percent expect to retire more than five years later; 30 percent believe they’ll be forced to work an extra three to five years to make up for their growing health care costs.
#57779 May 27, 2014
Liberal CNN Anchor Thinks Michelle Obama Can Sign Bills Into Law
CNN news anchor Carol Costello — who frequently demonstrates an inability to understand that anchors don’t inject personal political commentary into their broadcasts — proved Tuesday that she’s confused about a lot of things after claiming that First Lady Michelle Obama “signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law.”
Costello made the gaffe during a segment on rising opposition to the act, which was the first lady’s initiative but — as the Constitution has stipulated for 225 years — was signed by President Obama. The anchor began by playing a clip from a rally supporting the bill when it was ratified four years ago.
“That was Mrs. Obama back in 2010, when she signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act into law,” Costello declared.“Well now some members of Congress and the food industry want to roll back that initiative and loosen requirements to cut costs.”
#57780 May 27, 2014
#57781 May 27, 2014
I honestly think Topix is allowing this monster to grow just to see how big and stupid it becomes.
57,000 posts and all it's become is a pissing match between two groups of nitwits.
#57782 May 27, 2014
They are actually letting it grow to piss people off like you and they know it works! LMAO!
#57783 May 28, 2014
With new troubles, questions mount about Obama's competence
May 26, 2014
Last fall's disastrous rollout of Obamacare did terrible damage to the public's trust in Obama's ability to run the government. A November 2013 CNN poll found that just 40 percent of those surveyed believe Obama "can manage the government effectively."
Fixing the Obamacare website -- sort of -- did little to improve Obama's reputation. In a Quinnipiac poll in January of this year, 53 percent said the administration is not "competent in running the government," while just 42 percent said it is competent.
Now comes the Veterans Affairs hospital scandal, and the president again appears in over his head. It seems inevitable that public opinion of Obama's competence will fall still more. The president and Democrats can blame Republicans -- has there ever been a moment when they didn't?-- but the fact is, voters have less and less faith in Obama's ability to run the government.
That loss of faith could shape his last two years in the White House. Obama has two great policy goals left -- to "fix" the nation's "broken" immigration system, and to enact draconian restrictions on carbon emissions.
At the moment, Congress won't do either one. There are lots of reasons Republicans oppose Obama's initiatives. But the issue of executive competence alone would be reason enough to oppose; why should GOP lawmakers entrust far-reaching new authority to a president who is struggling to run the executive branch as it is?
“Comfort the afflicted”
Since: May 13
Afflict the comfortable
#57784 May 28, 2014
The more posts, the more advertising dollars it generates.
#57786 May 28, 2014
You just proved my point.
#57787 May 28, 2014
#57788 May 28, 2014
Ancient Carbon-Rich Soils Could Contribute To Climate Change
May 27, 2014
Ancient soils containing long-buried stocks of organic carbon could, through erosion, agriculture, deforestation, mining and other human activities, contribute to global climate change, writes Tech Times.
The study appeared in the journal Nature Geoscience.
These soils once formed on the surface of the world, and became buried after millennia of accumulation of new material.
#57790 May 29, 2014
Vote this fall
#57792 May 29, 2014
#57793 May 29, 2014
Pa deserves better!!
#57795 May 30, 2014
Wolf got this
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