Monthly Archives: August 2018

College deems students’ 9/11 ‘Never Forget’ posters bias incident for highlighting Islamic terrorism

A group of conservative students at Ripon College have been told their 9/11 “Never Forget” posters violate the school’s bias policy, citing the fact that its imagery is exclusively focused on Islamic terrorism.

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REPORT: IRAN MOVES MISSILES TO IRAQ IN WARNING TO ENEMIES

Iran has given ballistic missiles to Shi’ite proxies in Iraq and is developing the capacity to build more there to deter attacks on its interests in the Middle East and to give it the means to hit regional foes, Iranian, Iraqi and Western sources said.

Any sign that Iran is preparing a more aggressive missile policy in Iraq will exacerbate tensions between Tehran and Washington, already heightened by US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

It would also embarrass France, Germany and the United Kingdom, the three European signatories to the nuclear deal, as they have been trying to salvage the agreement despite new US sanctions against Tehran.

According to three Iranian officials, two Iraqi intelligence sources and two Western intelligence sources, Iran has transferred short-range ballistic missiles to allies in Iraq over the last few months. Five of the officials said it was helping those groups to start making their own.

Ronan Farrow’s Ex-Producer at NBC News Quits, Accuses Network of ‘Killing’ Harvey Weinstein Story

A producer who worked with Ronan Farrow at NBC News resigned earlier this month and spoke out to the New York Times to accuse the network of “killing” their story on disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

Rich McHugh — who according to the Daily Beast resigned on August 17 — accused NBC News of stopping Farrow’s months’ long investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Weinstein. Farrow eventually left NBC News, taking his bombshell story to the New Yorker. The report went on to win a Pulitzer.

McHugh told the Times that the order to stop reporting the story came from “the very highest levels of NBC.”

Develop free speech policies or face funding cuts, Ontario tells colleges

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*NOTE – CBC CLOSES COMMENTS FOR STORY ON FREE SPEECH

FROM THE KAISER TO KHAMENEI: THE UNDERREPORTED BERLIN-TEHRAN AXIS

he term “special relationship” often denotes the Anglo-American partnership that emerged in the wake of World War II. Yet, the phrase also describes the unique relationship between Germany and Iran – a relationship that stretches back more than a century and has profound implications for the future.
Evidence of Germany’s affinity for Iran – and vice versa – is abundant, if often ignored by press and policymakers.

FROM IRAN, WITH LOVE: 3,500 DEAD AMERICANS

The U.S. State Department reports that Iran funds and arms more terror groups in the world than any other country.

And since 1979, when the Mullahs seized power, Iran has killed more Americans in five major terror attacks between 1983-2001 than American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan.

Put another way, Iranian sponsored and financed terror has killed 3,543 Americans, slightly more than half of all the American deaths suffered by the United States in the nearly two decades-long wars, primarily in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Specifically, Iranian sponsored and financed major terror attacks by date, location and deaths include the following:

US Justice Department Joins Discrimination Suit Against Harvard

The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it had filed a statement of interest in support of a group of students and parents suing Harvard University for alleged discrimination against Asian-American applicants.

The group, Students for Fair Admissions, have alleged that Harvard has consistently discriminated against Asian students, deploying tactics that many compared to efforts to exclude Jews from the Ivy League in the early 20th century.

A statistical analysis of more than 160,000 student records—filed in federal court in Boston by SFA—found that Harvard systematically ranked Asian-American applicants lower than their peers on subjective measures of quality like “positive personality,” likability, courage, kindness, and being “widely respected.”