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The Headline Says It All: "Middle School Mom: Censor 'Pornographic' Anne Frank" #PureMichigan

Middle School Mom: Censor 'Pornographic' Anne Frank - Gail Horalek...

April 28, 2013

The dark side of Winston Churchill

Not his finest hour: The dark side of Winston Churchill - UK Politics - UK - The Independent
Many of his colleagues thought Churchill was driven by a deep loathing of democracy for anyone other than the British and a tiny clique of supposedly superior races. This was clearest in his attitude to India. When Mahatma Gandhi launched his campaign of peaceful resistance, Churchill raged that he "ought to be lain bound hand and foot at the gates of Delhi, and then trampled on by an enormous elephant with the new Viceroy seated on its back." As the resistance swelled, he announced: "I hate Indians. They are a beastly people with a beastly religion." This hatred killed. To give just one, major, example, in 1943 a famine broke out in Bengal, caused – as the Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen has proved – by the imperial policies of the British. Up to 3 million people starved to death while British officials begged Churchill to direct food supplies to the region. He bluntly refused. He raged that it was their own fault for "breeding like rabbits". At other times, he said the plague was "merrily" culling the population. Skeletal, half-dead people were streaming into the cities and dying on the streets, but Churchill – to the astonishment of his staff – had only jeers for them. This rather undermines the claims that Churchill's imperialism was motivated only by an altruistic desire to elevate the putatively lower races. Hussein Onyango Obama is unusual among Churchill's victims only in one respect: his story has been rescued from the slipstream of history, because his grandson ended up as President of the US. Churchill believed that Kenya's fertile highlands should be the preserve of the white settlers, and approved the clearing out of the local "blackamoors". He saw the local Kikuyu as "brutish children". When they rebelled under Churchill's post-war premiership, some 150,000 of them were forced at gunpoint into detention camps – later dubbed "Britain's gulag" by Pulitzer-prize winning historian, Professor Caroline Elkins. She studied the detention camps for five years for her remarkable book Britain's Gulag: The Brutal End of Empire in Kenya, explains the tactics adopted under Churchill to crush the local drive for independence. "Electric shock was widely used, as well as cigarettes and fire," she writes. "The screening teams whipped, shot, burned, and mutilated Mau Mau suspects." Hussein Onyango Obama never truly recovered from the torture he endured.

April 25, 2013

Saudi Arabi, Iraq, and Afghanistan have more women in government than America does

76 countries do, as a matter of fact. This is pretty shameful. Women are half the population, but only 18% of our Congress. Women in Parliaments: World Classification

April 20, 2013

Fertilizer Plant Had 1,350 Times The Amount of Explosives It Should Have, No Sprinklers, No Firewalls, and No Safety Devices

When people--often libertarians--rail against oppressive government regulations for doing business in America, think of this exploding fertilizer plant. Fertilizer Plant Had 1,350 Times The Amount of Explosives It Should Have
The West, Texas fertilizer plant that exploded on Wednesday, killing dozens, was only supposed to have had less than 400 lbs of explosive ammonium nitrate — instead, it had 270 tons of the substance. 400 lbs is the threshold where the plant would have had to inform the Department of Homeland Security about the amount of explosives it had. Unfortunately, DHS didn't even know the plant existed. "This facility was known to have chemicals well above the threshold amount to be regulated under the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Act (CFATS), yet we understand that DHS did not even know the plant existed until it blew up," Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) said in a statement. On top of that, the plant, whose explosion registered on the Richter Scale, did not have any sprinklers, firewalls, or water deluge systems, according to the AP. Facilities like the fertilizer plant fall into a regulation-loophole.

April 19, 2013

Fox News tells viewers that Chechens aren't caucasians, despite Chechnya literally being in the Caucasus

There is no one more Caucasian than a Chechen. Never Sarcastic