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  2. Texas A&M just opened state's first college program for students with intellectual, developmental disabilities Aggie ACHIEVE is Texas' first inclusive, certificate-based, four-year education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. COLLEGE STATION, Texas — When Courtney Osburn begins her freshman year at Texas A&M in the fall, she will be realizing a long-held dream to keep her Aggie family tradition alive. But as someone considered special needs, it's a maroon dream she feared would never be possible. "There was a period of distress. Lack of oxygen," Courtney's mom Beca Osburn said from their home in Allen, north of Dallas. " A lot of prayer. A lot of trust and faith," she said while looking through old family photographs. Faith needed for a little girl born with damage to the left side of her brain. A little girl whose life would be a challenge. "But I just kept saying, 'Thank you God for my baby girl,'" Osburn told me. "'Thank you God for my baby girl.' I love her the way she is." "I just love my family," Courtney, now 27 years old, said seated on a couch next to her mom. She is perhaps the kindest person you will ever meet. She stutters sometimes when she speaks, but not when she sings. But she knows the world considers her, and her stutter, special needs. "I accept it because it is a part of me and who I am today," Courtney said. But in her bedroom, the one filled with a trove of Special Olympics medals and trophies, you will also find a diehard Aggie. Her grandfather went to A&M. Her dad went to A&M. Her mom went to A&M. So why not her, too? "I hate when people say I can't do something," she said. "In my gut, I knew college was right for me. I'm ready to find out who I'm meant to be in life." And thanks to a new program at Texas A&M, she will get that chance. "Well, Courtney has probably told you this. She is ready to move to College Station and never leave," said Carly B. Gilson, Ph.D., director of the Aggie ACHIEVE program at A&M. Aggie ACHIEVE is Texas' first inclusive, certificate-based, four-year education program for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Courtney, along with three other students from Houston and Austin, will comprise the first freshman class this fall. The students, with their own individualized programs will also receive support from Texas A&M students who volunteer as "ACHIEVEmates" who act as guides, mentors, and friends for the Aggie ACHIEVE students in their four years at A&M. "Because they have the same dreams and the same aspirations as their peers without disabilities, but historically they've not had the same access," Gilson said. The acceptance letter came just a few weeks ago. Courtney's family made sure they recorded it on home video. Courtney Elizabeth Osburn (her initials are CEO, she likes to point out), will get her fighting Aggie chance. "Oh it's a blessing," her mom said. "An utter blessing." This month, Courtney is attending a one-month summer camp on the College Station campus for students with special needs. She's practicing living on her own, living with other students in a dorm. But if you ask her, and I did, she's ready to get started on her college career right away. "I love it," she said while seated in the lobby of Hullabaloo Hall. "It feels like family. I'm the one that gets to carry on my family tradition. "It's home," she said. "But ultimately why any student goes to college is to get a job and to prepare for life. And that's what we want our students to be able to do as well," Gilson said. Courtney, perhaps the most avid Aggie football and basketball fan ever, hopes to pursue employment as a sports trainer and assistant. "As a mother I am proud and I am grateful she has this opportunity to experience the world and figure out what it is she wants," Osburn said. "It means that she's got an opportunity to blossom and follow her dreams." Dreams that, thanks to this new program at A&M, also offer the Courtneys of the world a well-deserved dose of confidence. "A word that I cannot say around here," she whispered when I asked how becoming an Aggie makes her feel. I told her she'd earned the right to say it out loud. "Badass," she laughed. Courtney Elizabeth Osburn, the proudest and newest Aggie. "Is a badass," she said as she grinned. And, she's finally home. More:
  3. The whole story stunk right out of the chute. First reports it was a family dispute, then neighbors that had both knowing each other, then a rogue detective creating some street justice. Then it eventually turned into this, some crazy Q follower, who knows nothing about Q. The speed at which they've allowed this to go to trial is beyond reckless, and should be appealable on grounds of negligent counsel/representation. Which begs the question, why is no one pointing out the fact that in a capital murder case, the prosecutor is not questioning the speed at which the case is proceeding. A round of legal gross negligence on the part of all those involved, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and even the judge. Here's a little sauce to emphasis my point: How Long Does It Take For A Murder Case To Go To Trial? Apr 06, 2008 · The least amount of time I have seen between a homicide and trial has been about 8 months ... and that was considered FAST! In short, it will take as long as it has to. That's strange, it edited out the bold text.
  4. The whole story stunk right out of the chute. First reports it was a family dispute, then neighbors that had both knowing each other, then a rogue detective creating some street justice. Then it eventually turned into this, some crazy Q follower, who knows nothing about Q. The speed at which they've allowed this to go to trial is beyond reckless, and should be appealable on grounds of negligent counsel/representation. Which begs the question, why is no one pointing out the fact that in a capital murder case, the prosecutor is not questioning the speed at which the case is proceeding. A round of legal gross negligence on the part of all those involved, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and even the judge. Here's a little sauce to emphasis my point: How Long Does It Take For A Murder Case To Go To Trial? Apr 06, 2008 · The least amount of time I have seen between a homicide and trial has been about ... and that was considered FAST! In short, it will take as long as it has to.
  5. Jesus never existed.
  6. A plastic Coke bottle floats in the Pacific Ocean. GETTY IMAGES Every person reading this has used a plastic bottle, many of whom likely used one in the past day or week. Plastic, in the recent decades, has become a staple of convenience and a modern lifestyle. The surge in plastic bottle use has accompanied a desire for bottled water as Asia has modernized its lifestyle. Several recent reports indicate the dire global situation associated with the world's plastic use. Two statistics jump out immediately. One, that globally humans buy a million plastic bottles per minute. The second, 91% of all plastic is not recycled. On top of that, it is estimated that over half a trillion plastic bottles will be sold in 2020. This presents an overwhelming challenge in responding to an exponential increase in recyclable yet un-recycled products. Plastic bottles are commonly made from polyethylene terephthalate (Pet), which take 400 years to naturally decompose, yet is highly recyclable. On geologic timescales, 400 years is not significant and one may make the claim that we can just wait it out until the bottles naturally decompose. However, there are two significant issues with this. There are no signs of decreasing plastic use, hence the plastic decomposition clock will constantly be reset. Secondly, and more importantly, we must understand how this increase in plastic waste globally will impact other systems and their function. Most plastic, bottles included, ends up in either the ocean or in a landfill. Let's look at the potential impacts of storing vast amounts of plastic waste in both locations. Plastic In The Ocean It is estimated that by 2050 the ocean will contain more plastic by weight than fish. The plastic that finds its way into the oceans inevitably will pose a risk of ingestion by sea birds, fish, marine mammals, etc. It's not uncommon to see articles of sea life found dead with significant amounts of plastic in their stomach. While these impacts may seem individualized and uncorrelated with the sushi you eat at your local sushi shop, they are not. Recent studies point to increasing amounts of plastic within the seafood you and I eat on a regular basis. A recent study by Ghent University in Belgium, for example, found that people who regularly eat seafood ingest up to 11,000 tiny pieces of plastic each year. Another study by Plymouth University found that one-third of all fish caught in the UK contained tiny pieces of plastic. A tool developed on Plastic Drift shows you where plastic is likely to end up in the oceans when the user chooses an initiation point. This drives home the global impact of a coke bottle leaving the shores of New York on western Europe and Africa. Model of where plastic will end up when delivered to the ocean at a certain point. Plastic In Landfills Landfills are another major sink for plastic bottles globally and present a wholly different set of issues. Thankfully, landfills have in their favor that the plastic within them are stationary and accessible. Based on current projections, it is estimated that 12 billion metric tons of plastic will find a home in landfills by 2050. On the positive side, we are able to more directly manage landfills compared to plastic in oceans. There are numerous regulations, albeit they vary widely by country, as to the environmental protections required at a landfill. This means the biggest risk of plastic within landfills is the potential that the plastic will not be contained. Thankfully, if managed correctly, the Pet plastic within landfills does not pose a significant risk to groundwater contamination. However, that says nothing of the vast amounts of other waste in landfills that can be a significant risk to groundwater. In China, landfills are often absent of plastic bottles due to the army of workers collecting plastic bottles for recycling. The motivation is not, however, environmental but economic. The government provides a high price point per Pet bottle that is turned in, which drives millions of Chinese people to head to landfills. Many people make their entire living collecting recyclable plastics and turning them in for cash. This will become increasingly necessary as we move toward optimizing the plastic life cycle. A truck containing used plastic bottles travels along a hazy highway in Beijing (Credit: LIU JIN/AFP/Getty Images) One thing is clear, the ever-growing demand for plastic is unlikely to be abated soon. Globally, we will have to manage the increasing risk of plastics in our environment and the harmful consequences that lie therein. As any global challenge such as climate change, the likelihood for global cooperation is difficult at best. One of the many enormously difficult and global challenges we will face in the coming decades.
  7. If the only way you can debate is by jumping to conclusions and name calling, you're already lost the argument.
  8. That sounds like something a weak kneed socialist would say! I could be wrong, but there's always a first time for everything!
  9. The author is going to needs some light sabers to get out of the plantation!
  10. It looks like remains from a previous civilization.
  11. I don't agree. The right is about half the population, that's hardly a counterculture. The left is about half the population, they're not a counterculture either. The real counterculture is moderates because we want nothing to do with extremism.
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  13. I don't think a social media platform should used either. Social media has become a tool for extremists, both on the left and the right and twitter is a wasteland of people behaving badly.
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  15. The ramifications of what Jones is saying about Moose-limbs and the slave trade could be enormous. A shorter video version:
  16. That's what I thought. So that pretty much proves the murderer is a liar if he says he discovered Qanon in 2016.
  17. basic cs for refrigerators the many times i've called are all foreigners...i question if they are even in the us they initially walked me through some prompts...hold phone up to mic in door hinge, wait for diagnostic tone, slam lower freezer door 3x for reset blag blag blag oh it's the compressor only a tech can repair now they are low on techs...all the miami techs quit. they are farming out if they can but whatever is going on w mine is hi-tech only lol you'd think it was a farrari technician with his case of tools and blankets etc. very posh gear now we're waiting on a small delivery of special lg tools that he can't pick up at the hardware store another point of failure he's been out twice, last time he was here 6 1/2 hours. for price they've paid him and overnighting multiple parts they could have replaced it which is what i have sense they will be doing vwery soon lot of wasted money, time and headache i will not go for the mercedes benz model. will ask for a step down in technology
  18. I don't believe government officials should be making official announcements on a corporate website. Especially one that does believe in the US constitution. The gov should have its own site for official use. Twitter is getting free promotion of its shitty service.
  19. Mr. Fish / Truthdig A little more than a year ago, Chris Hedges interviewed the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations and wrote about the situation between the United States and Iran. Now, amid even greater tension and threats of war between the two nations, Truthdig reposts that June 10, 2018, column. Hedges is on vacation and will return with a new article Aug. 12. NEW YORK—Seventeen years of war in the Middle East and what do we have to show for it? Iraq after our 2003 invasion and occupation is no longer a unified country. Its once modern infrastructure is largely destroyed, and the nation has fractured into warring enclaves. We have lost the war in Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent and has a presence in over 70 percent of the country. Libya is a failed state. Yemen after three years of relentless airstrikes and a blockade is enduring one of the world’s worst humanitarian disasters. The 500 “moderate” rebels we funded and armed in Syria at a cost of $500 million are in retreat after instigating a lawless reign of terror. The military adventurism has cost a staggering $5.6 trillion as our infrastructure crumbles, austerity guts basic services and half the population of the United States lives at or near poverty levels. The endless wars in the Middle East are the biggest strategic blunder in American history and herald the death of the empire. Someone has to be blamed for debacles that have resulted in hundreds of thousands of dead, including at least 200,000 civilians, and millions driven from their homes. Someone has to be blamed for the proliferation of radical jihadist groups throughout the Middle East, the continued worldwide terrorist attacks, the wholesale destruction of cities and towns under relentless airstrikes and the abject failure of U.S. and U.S.-backed forces to stanch the insurgencies. You can be sure it won’t be the generals, the politicians such as George W. Bush, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, the rabid neocons such as Dick Cheney, Paul Wolfowitz and John Bolton who sold us the wars, the Central Intelligence Agency, the arms contractors who profit from perpetual war or the celebrity pundits on the airwaves and in newspapers who serve as cheerleaders for the mayhem. “The failed policies, or lack of policies, of the United States, which violate international law, have left the Middle East in total chaos,” the Iranian ambassador to the United Nations, Gholamali Khoshroo, told me when we met in New York City. “The United States, to cover up these aggressive, reckless and costly policies, blames Iran. Iran is blamed for their failures in Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Lebanon.” The Trump administration “is very naive about the Middle East and Iran,” the ambassador said. “It can only speak in the language of threats—pressure, sanctions, intervention. These policies have failed in the region. They are very risky and costly. Let the Americans deal with the problems of the countries they have already invaded and attacked. America lacks constructive power in the Middle East. It is unable to govern even a village in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen or Syria. All it can do is use force and destructive power. This U.S. administration wants the Middle East and the whole world to bow to it. This is not a policy conducive to sound relationships with sovereign states, especially those countries that have resisted American influence.” “The plan to arm ‘moderate’ rebels in Syria was a cover to topple [Syrian President] Bashar al-Assad,” the ambassador went on. “The Americans knew there were no ‘moderate’ rebels. They knew these weapons would get into the hands of terrorist groups like Daesh [Islamic State], Al-Nusra and their affiliates. Once again, the American policy failed. The Americans succeeded in destroying a country. They succeeded in creating bloodbaths. They succeeded in displacing millions of people. But they gained nothing. The sovereignty of Syria is expanding by the day. It is hard to imagine what President Trump is offering as a strategy in Syria. One day, he says, ‘I will move out of Syria very soon, very quickly.’ The next day he says, ‘If Iran is there, we should stay.’ I wonder if the American taxpayers know how much of their money has been wasted in Iraq, Syria and Yemen.” Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, although Iran was in compliance with the agreement, was the first salvo in this effort to divert attention from these failures to Iran. Bolton, the new national security adviser, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, along with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, advocate the overthrow of the Iranian government, with Giuliani saying last month that Trump is “as committed to regime change as we [an inner circle of presidential advisers] are.” “The Iran nuclear deal was possible following several letters by President Barack Obama assuring the Iranian leadership that America had no intention of violating Iranian sovereignty,” Ambassador Khoshroo said. “America said it wanted to engage in a serious dialogue on equal footing and mutual interests and concerns. These assurances led to the negotiations that concluded with the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action]. From the beginning, however, America was not forthcoming in its dealings with us on the JCPOA. President Obama wanted the agreement to be implemented, but he did not want it implemented in its full capacity. Congress, on the day JCPOA was implemented, passed a law warning Europeans that were doing business with Iran. The staffs of companies had to apply for a visa to the United States if they had traveled to Iran for business purposes. This began on the first day. The Americans were not always very forthcoming. OFAC [Office of Foreign Assets Control] gave ambiguous answers to many of the questions that companies had about sanctions, but at least in words the Obama administration supported the JCPOA and saw the agreement as the basis for our interactions.” “President Trump, however, even as a candidate, called the agreement ‘the worst deal America ever made,’ ” the ambassador said. “He called this deal a source of embarrassment for America. Indeed, it was not the deal but America’s unilateral decision to walk away from an agreement that was supported by the United Nations Security Council, and in fact co-sponsored and drafted by the United States, that is the source of embarrassment for America. To walk away from an international agreement and then threaten a sovereign country is the real source of embarrassment since Iran was in full compliance while the U.S. never was.” “In 2008, the Israelis told the world that Iran was only some days away from acquiring an atomic bomb,” he said. “The Israelis said there had to be a military strike to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. What has happened since? During the last two years, there have been 11 reports by the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] clearly confirming and demonstrating Iran’s full compliance with the JCPOA. All of the accusations [about] Iran using nuclear facilities for military purposes were refuted by the IAEA as well as by Europe, Russia, China, along with many other countries in Asia, Latin America, Africa. America is concerned about Iranian influence in the region and seeks to contain Iran because the U.S. administration realizes that America’s policies in the Middle East have failed. Their own statements about Iran repeatedly contradict each other. One day they say, ‘Iran is so weak it will collapse,’ and the next day they say, ‘Iran is governing several Arab capitals in the Middle East.’ ” Iran announced recently that it has tentative plans to produce the feedstock for centrifuges, the machines that enrich uranium, if the nuclear deal is not salvaged by European members of the JCPOA. European countries, dismayed by Trump’s decision to withdraw from the agreement, are attempting to renegotiate the deal, which imposes restrictions on Iran’s nuclear development in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions. Why go to war with a country that abides by an agreement it has signed with the United States? Why attack a government that is the mortal enemy of the Taliban, along with other jihadist groups, including al-Qaida and Islamic State, that now threaten us after we created and armed them? Why shatter the de facto alliance we have with Iran in Iraq and Afghanistan? Why further destabilize a region already dangerously volatile? The architects of these wars are in trouble. They have watched helplessly as the instability and political vacuum they caused, especially in Iraq, left Iran as the dominant power in the region. Washington, in essence, elevated its nemesis. It has no idea how to reverse its mistake, beyond attacking Iran. Those both in the U.S. and abroad who began or promoted these wars see a conflict with Iran as a solution to their foreign and increasingly domestic dilemmas. For example, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, mired in corruption scandals, hopes that by fostering a conflict with Iran he can divert attention away from investigations into his abuse of power and the massacres Israel carries out against Palestinians, along with Israel’s accelerated seizure of Palestinian land. “The most brutal regime is now in power in Israel,” the Iranian ambassador said. “It has no regard for international law or humanitarian law. It violates Security Council resolutions regarding settlements, its capital and occupation. Look at what Israel has done in Gaza in the last 30 days. On the same day America was unlawfully transferring its embassy to Jerusalem, 60 unarmed Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli snipers. [Israelis] were dancing in Jerusalem while the blood of unarmed Palestinians was running in Gaza. The Trump administration gives total support and impunity to Israel. This angers many people in the Middle East, including many in Saudi Arabia. It is a Zionist project to portray Iran as the main threat to peace in the Middle East. Israel introducing Iran as a threat is an attempt to divert attention from the crimes this regime is committing, but these too are failed policies that will backfire. They are policies designed to cover weakness.” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, facing internal unrest, launched the war in Yemen as a vanity project to bolster his credentials as a military leader. Now he desperately needs to deflect attention from the quagmire and humanitarian disaster he created. “Saudi Arabia, as part of [the civil war in Yemen], has a tactical and strategic cooperation with Israel against Iran,” the ambassador said. “But the Saudi regime is defying the sentiments of its own people. How long will this be possible? For three years now, Saudi Arabia, assisted by the United States, has bombed the Yemeni people and imposed a total blockade that includes food and medicine. Nothing has been resolved. Once again, Iran is blamed for this failure by Saudi Arabia and the United States in Yemen. Even if Iran wanted to help the Yemenis, it is not possible due to the total blockade. The Yemeni people asked for peace negotiations from the first day of the war. But Saudi military adventurism and its desire to test its military resolve made any peaceful solution impossible. The U.S. and the U.K. provide military and logistical support, including cluster bombs to be used by the Saudis in Yemen. The Emiratis are bombing Yemen. All such actions are doomed to failure since there is no military solution in Yemen. There is only a political solution. Look at the targets of Saudi airstrikes in Yemen: funerals. Wedding ceremonies. Agricultural fields. Houses. Civilians. How do the Saudis expect the Yemeni people to greet those who bomb them? With hugs? The war has cost a lot of money, and Trump responds by saying [to Saudi Arabia], ‘Oh you have money. [Paraphrasing here.] Please buy our beautiful weapons.’ They are killing beautiful children with these ‘beautiful’ weapons. It is a disaster. It is tragic.” And then there is President Trump, desperate for a global crusade he can use to mask his ineptitude, the rampant corruption of his administration and his status as an international pariah when he runs for re-election in 2020. “Of course, blaming and threatening Iran is not new,” the ambassador said. “This has been going on for 40 years. The Iranian people and the Iranian government are accustomed to this nonsense. United States intervention in the internal affairs of Iran goes back a long time, including the [Iranian] war with Iraq, when the United States supported Saddam Hussein. Then America invaded Iraq in 2003 in their so-called ‘intervention for democracy and elimination of WMDs.’ Iran has always resisted and will always resist U.S. threats.” “America was in Iran 40 years ago,” the ambassador said. “About 100,000 U.S. advisers were in Iran during the rule of the shah, who was among the closest allies of America. America was unable to keep this regime in power because the Iranian people revolted against such dependency and suppression. Since the fall of the shah in 1979, for 40 years, America continued to violate international law, especially the Algeria agreements it signed with Iran in 1981.” The Algeria Declaration was a set of agreements between the United States and Iran that resolved the Iranian hostage crisis. It was brokered by the Algerian government. The U.S. committed itself in the Algeria Declaration to refrain from interference in Iranian internal affairs and to lift trade sanctions on Iran and a freeze on Iranian assets. The warmongers have no more of a plan for “regime change” in Iran than they had in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya or Syria. European allies, whom Trump alienated when he walked away from the Iranian nuclear agreement, are in no mood to cooperate with Washington. The Pentagon, even if it wanted to, does not have the hundreds of thousands of troops it would need to attack and occupy Iran. And the idea—pushed by lunatic-fringe figures like Bolton and Giuliani—that the marginal and discredited Iranian resistance group Mujahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), which fought alongside Saddam Hussein in the war against Iran and is viewed by most Iranians as composed of traitors, is a viable counterforce to the Iranian government is ludicrous. In all these equations the 80 million people in Iran are ignored just as the people of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria were ignored. Perhaps they would not welcome a war with the United States. Perhaps if attacked they would resist. Perhaps they don’t want to be occupied. Perhaps a war with Iran would be interpreted throughout the region as a war against Shiism. But these are calculations that the ideologues, who know little about the instrument of war and even less about the cultures or peoples they seek to dominate, are unable to fathom. “The Middle East has many problems: insecurity, instability, problems with natural resources such as water, etc.,” Khoshroo said. “All of these problems have been made worse by foreign intervention as well as Israel’s lawlessness. The issue of Palestine is at the heart of turmoil in the Middle East for Muslims. Any delay in finding solutions to these wounds in the Middle East exposes this region to more dangerous threats. Americans say they want the Middle East to be free from violent extremism, but this will only happen when the Middle East is free from occupation and foreign intervention. The Americans are selling their weapons throughout the Middle East. They calculate how much money they can earn from destruction. They don’t care about human beings. They don’t care about security or democratic process or political process. This is worrisome.” “What are the results of American policies in the Middle East?” he asked. “All of the American allies in the region are in turmoil. Only Iran is secure and stable. Why is this the case? Why, during the last 40 years, has Iran been stable? Is it because Iran has no relationship with America? Why is there hostility between Iran and America? Can’t the Americans see that Iran’s stability is important for the region? We are surrounded by Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen. What good would come from destabilizing Iran? What would America get out of that?”
  20. October 27-November 1, 2017 was the time frame of the first posts. it wasn't until mid December that the movement started to gain traction, but by Feb/Mar 2018 that if became a true force to recon with after the introduction of the YouTube sensation, "The Plan To Save The World".
  21. Shame on me Zhu a pretty Asian Miss Michigan found out that she doesn’t have free speech.The organization Miss World America took away her Miss Michigan title and banned Miss Zhu from further participation in their pageants. The reason? Someone complained that Miss Zhu’s posted opinions on social media are “offensive, insensitive and inappropriate.” Did Miss Zhu post hateful comments like “the squad” did about President Trump and America? No. Miss Zhu did much worse things: She refused to don a hijab, which means she is Islamophobic, and she stated that black Americans kill more black Americans than do the police, which means she is racist. If Miss Zhu had donned a hijab, she would have risked being lumped in with congresswoman Ilhan Omar and said to be anti-American, not a helpful designation for a beauty queen. Have we already forgotten that, according to the official story, we were attacked on 9/11 by Islamic terrorists who destroyed 3 New York skyscrapers, part of the Pentagon and many US lives? Muslims are the reason we have TSA and searches of airline passengers. Why would Michigan’s beauty queen want to associate herself with these memories? If Miss Zhu had said that the police are the main killers of black Americans, it would have been a lie, but not distressing to victim groups. By telling the truth, Miss Zhu caused “distress” and, therefore, was guilty of a racist act. Miss World America officials decided that as Miss Zhu was Islamophobic and racist she was no longer “of good character” and, thus, her association with the Miss World America organization was terminated by Laurie DeJack, Michigan state director of the organization. Perhaps Laurie isn’t very bright and can’t tell the difference between free speech, truth, and racism and also cannot see good sense in Miss Zhu’s reluctance to associate herself with Muslims with whom the US is at war and has been at war since Miss Zhu was two years old. As my readers know, I think the “Muslim terrorist” threat in America is a hoax and a Ziocon orchestration to deceive Americans into fighting Israel’s wars, but most Americans don’t. The minute Miss Zhu donned a hijab and a photo was snapped, she would have been history. There is an alternative explanation to Laurie DeJack’s arbitrary action against Miss Zhu. Perhaps Miss World America is a white supremacist organization and has seized the opportunity to get back one of its titles from a racial minority. It seems to me that Miss Zhu has a racial discrimination suit. Miss Zhu’s pageant colleagues should rally around her and let Laurie DeJack know that if Miss Zhu goes, they go too. It will be interesting to see if women are as mutually supportive as feminists want them to be. (Republished from by permission of author or representative)
  22. Alex Jones spent a lot of time on Omar's connections to her Somali slave trader family...
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