Massachusetts School District Says Laptops For Students Is A ‘Social Justice’ Issue…

Laptops for students

Next “social justice” issue: An Uber driver for each student.

Via The College Fix:

In a move that will cost $20 million, students in third through twelfth grade in the Springfield Public Schools (Massachusetts) will be given their own laptop to use during the school day.

Superintendent Daniel Warwick tells MassLive that this is a “social justice” matter, an effort to bridge the so-called “digital divide” if you will:

“This is an urban environment where many of our students are in high poverty rate situations, and with this technology they should be able to compete with any other student. We are providing technology to bring them into the 21st century and make them college and career ready.”

Currently, the district will lease 20,000 laptops for four years and will be used only in schools, but Warwick noted students may be able to take them home in the future.[…]

Why is the district putting out the equivalent of $1,000 per computer when quite adequate devices can be found these days for less than two-thirds the cost? Even if the current contract includes replacements (but how many?) and tech support, some commenters at the article rightly point out that good Chromebooks can be purchased for the approximate cost of the per-year/per-computer lease Springfield is using.

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NY Giants Answer Kaepernick: All Players And Staff Stand Shoulder To Shoulder For National Anthem

Rumor has it that Colin Kaepernick would like to move to a NY team to be near his girlfriend. Doesn’t look like he would fit in with the Giants…

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Old And Busted: ISIS Uses Kids As Executioners – New And Hot: ISIS Uses Senior Citizens To Execute Prisoners…

Religion of Peace™

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Video: Syrian Jihadist Commander Films His Own Death During Battle With Regime Forces….

2:40 mark for those of you who are impatient like myself.

Via AMN:

The Syrian reporter Shadi Helwe shared a video that was taken by an Ahrar Al-Sham commander called Abu Al-Leith through a Go Pro camera.

The video documented the death of the aforementioned commander during his attack on the Um Al-Qara’ hill south of Aleppo.

Obama Refused To Meet With Family Of American Woman Killed While Being Held Hostage By ISIS…

If she were being held by Iran…

..The Muellers say President Obama twice refused to meet with them after their daughter was taken by ISIS and only agreed to see them after American hostages James Foley and Steven Sotloff had been brutally murdered by ISIS.

SPLC To List White Lives Matter Movement As A Hate Group, #BLM Omitted For Condemning Violence…

BLM Houston

SPLC should list themselves as a hate group.

Via Houston Chronicle:

The White Lives Matters movement will be listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center when it releases its annual Hate Map in February.

“I can’t speak to how many chapters will be listed, but it’s clear that the leadership of the group, the ends of the group — it’s just a flat-out white supremacist group,” said Heidi Beirich, director of the center’s Intelligence Report, in an interview with Chron.com.

“The ideology behind it, the racist leaders, everything about it is racist,” Beirich added.

The leadership Beirich refers to is 40-year-old Rebecca Barnette. In addition to having her hands in the White Lives Matter movement, Barnette is also the vice president of the women’s division of the skinhead group Aryan Strikeforce.[…]

The question as to whether the White Lives Matter group is a white supremacist group was asked, yet again, after protesters with the organization set up shop outside of the NAACP in Houston on Aug. 21.

The group waved Confederate flags – a historic symbol, yes, but one that is also associated with slavery and oppression – and wore guns. As a result not everyone was convinced when Ken Reed, one of the protesters, said, “It has nothing to do with racism on our part.”

“The Confederate flag throws me off,” resident Quintina Richardson said during the protest. “You’re saying Black Lives Matter is a racist organization but when you’re throwing the Confederate flag up and saying White Lives Matter, are you saying you’re racist?”

Black Lives Matter movement’s motives questioned

The same question has been asked about the Black Lives Matter movement, the movement which inadvertently birthed its antithesis.

The Southern Poverty Law Center took notice after many requests to label the Black Lives Matter movement a hate group came across its figurative desks in the wake of the murder of eight Dallas and Baton Rouge police officers.

Short answer: The center says the Black Lives Matter movement is not a hate group because it seeks to promote a race that has been marginalized throughout history (in other words, black lives also matter.) Plus, the center points out the movement’s leaders have condemned violence.

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HT: The Vulgar Curmudgeon

Trump To Give “Major Speech” On Illegal Immigration On Wednesday…

Trump Media

Libs let down in 3… 2… 1…

Washington (CNN) – Donald Trump said Sunday night he plans to make a “major speech” on immigration during his stop in Arizona on Wednesday.

“I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona. Big crowds, looking for a larger venue,” Trump’s tweet said.

Trump’s immigration policy received renewed scrutiny recently after he seemingly softened his stance on how to treat undocumented immigrants and then reaffirmed his support for deporting them. He’s been consistent on a few points, however: building a US-Mexico border wall, “extreme vetting” of new immigrants and deportations of those who commit crimes.

Days after Trump stepped away from one of his signature policy positions, top surrogates — including vice presidential nominee Mike Pence and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway — offered unclear takes Sunday on where Trump stands.

Overnight Open Thread/Sunday Smile: Navy Gives WWII Veteran The Surprise Of A Lifetime

Man In A Zorro Costume With A Plastic Sword Causes A Panic At LAX…

Weiner At It Again: Allegedly Sexted Woman With His Son In Bed With Him

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Just how pervy do you have to be to do this?

Via NY Post:

This is baby-sitting — Anthony Weiner-style.

While his wife, Huma Abedin, travels the country campaigning for Hillary Clinton, the disgraced ex-congressman has been sexting with a busty brunette out West — and even sent her a lurid crotch shot with his toddler son in the picture, The Post has learned.

The stay-at-home cad shot the revealing photo while discussing massage parlors “near my old apartment” shortly after 3 a.m. on July 31, 2015, a screen shot of the exchange shows.

Weiner was clearly aroused by his conversation with the 40-something divorcee when he abruptly changed the subject.

“Someone just climbed into my bed,” Weiner wrote.

“Really?” she responded.

Weiner then hit “send” on the cringe-inducing image, which shows a bulge in his white, Jockey-brand boxer briefs and his son cuddled up to his left, wrapped in a light-green blanket.

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Flashback: ‘Oppressed’ Kaepernick Fined $11,000 For Allegedly Calling Black Opponent The ‘N-Word’

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Oopsie, who’s doing the oppressing there?

Via Fox Sports in Sept, 2014:

Needless to say, Colin Kaepernick had a game he’d like to forget after last week’s 28-20 loss to the Bears.

The 49ers quarterback was responsible for four turnovers in the team’s loss, but it was a curious flag that has also drawn attention.

After throwing an interception that set up a Bears touchdown, Kaepernick allegedly used a racial slur, according to the refs.

Kaepernick was fined more than $11k for the alleged slur, but denied saying anything.

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HT: Young Cons

Unlicensed Illegal Alien Driver Driving Busload Of Volunteers To Help Louisiana Flood Victims Slams Into Other Vehicles, Killing 2, Injuring 41

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Horrible.

(Reuters) – A bus with an unlicensed driver spun out of control near New Orleans on Sunday, killing two people and injuring 41, while taking volunteers to help with Louisiana flood relief, officials said.

St. John the Baptist Fire District Chief Spencer Chauvin was among those killed in the early morning crash after the chartered bus slammed into him as he tried to help victims of another accident, Louisiana State Police spokeswoman Melissa Matey told reporters at a news conference.

Two other firefighters were injured in the crash, one critically, and a passenger in another vehicle struck by the bus died at the scene, the spokeswoman said.

The driver, who was unauthorized to drive a commercial vehicle, was in custody and would be booked on suspicion of negligent homicide, reckless driving and driving without a license, Matey said.

“All three firemen were thrown over the guard rail and into the water below,” Matey said.

The incident started when a speeding pickup truck spun out of control, bouncing from one side of the road to the other before coming to rest along the right lane and shoulder of Interstate 10 near the community of Laplace, about 25 miles (40 km) northwest of New Orleans, Matey said.

The firefighters and state police troopers were on scene to investigate when the bus, also out of control, slammed into the fire truck and a Toyota Camry, Matey said. Jermaine Starr, a passenger in the Camry, was pronounced dead at the scene.

It was not immediately clear why the bus driver, Denis Yasmir Amaya Rodriguez, 37, lost control.

Rodriguez, who is from Honduras, was in the United States illegally and Homeland Security officials are assisting the state in its investigation, Matey said.

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Kaepernick Will Sit Through The National Anthem “Until There’s Change”

He’s used to sitting because of rotten play. As we noted earlier, his mind has been taken over by Black Lives Matter and Malcolm X. He was also influenced by Harry Edwards, who influenced the 1968 Black Power salute by Tommie Smith and John Carlos.

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Defiant, and determined to be a conduit for U.S. change, Colin Kaepernick plans to sit through the national anthem for as long as he feels is appropriate and until he sees significant progress in America – specifically when it comes to race relations.

He knows he could be cut by San Francisco for this stand. Criticized, ostracized, and he’ll go it all alone if need be.

The quarterback realizes he might be treated poorly in some road cities, and he’s ready for that, too, saying he’s not overly concerned about his safety, but “if something happens that’s only proving my point.”

“I’m going to continue to stand with the people that are being oppressed,” Kaepernick said Sunday at his locker. “To me this is something that has to change. When there’s significant change and I feel like that flag represents what it’s supposed to represent, this country is representing people the way that it’s supposed to, I’ll stand.”

Two days after he refused to stand for the “The Star Spangled Banner” before the 49ers’ preseason loss to the Packers, Kaepernick insists whatever the consequences, he will know “I did what’s right.” He said he hasn’t heard from the NFL or anyone else about his actions – and it won’t matter if he does.

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Leader Of Dallas Police Protests Sentenced To Two Years In Jail For Violating Probation…

Dallas BLM Leader

Turning his life around.

Via WFAA:

A string of legal troubles continues for Dominique Alexander, the leader of the Next Generation Action Network. He was sentenced Friday to two years in jail for a probation violation.

Alexander, who was on 10 years’ probation for a 2009 charge of injuring a child, had his probation revoked by a judge Friday, court officials told News 8.

News 8 was told Alexander won’t serve the entire sentence because previous time spent in jail will count toward the two years. Whether or not Alexander qualifies for parole will be determined later.

Alexander was removed from a city council meeting Aug. 10 after a confrontation with Mayor Mike Rawlings. He was then arrested on 10 outstanding warrants — nine in Dallas and one in Collin County — and spent the night in jail.

He had also denied Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s request for the Next Generation Action Network’s downtown march to be canceled that night.

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Man Yelling “Allahu Akbar” Stabs Two At Music Festival In Oberhausen, Germany

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“No indication of political motive”.

Via Fox News:

Police say a 26-year-old man has been detained after stabbing a picnicking couple in western Germany.

Oberhausen police say the suspect was overpowered by one of his victims, a 57-year-old man who was seriously injured in the late Saturday attack. The other victim, a 66-year-old woman, suffered life-threatening injuries.

Police spokesman Andreas Wilming-Weber said Sunday that one of the victims said the suspect had shouted “Allahu akbar!” (“God is great” in Arabic) during the attack. But Wilming-Weber said no other witnesses heard the phrase and there was “no indication of any political motive.”

The suspect, a German citizen, appeared to have been under the influence of drugs and was taken to a psychiatric clinic after questioning.

Germany has seen a number of violent attacks recently.

Ithaca College Sophomore Anthony Nazaire Stabbed To Death During A “Large Fight” …

Ithaca

Nothing good ever happens after midnight.

Via The Ithacan:

Police have identified Anthony Nazaire, a 19-year-old Ithaca College sophomore, as the victim who was stabbed to death early this morning on the Cornell University campus.

Nazaire was a business administration major.

A second Ithaca College student, who is not being identified at this time, was treated for not life threatening stab injuries at a regional trauma center.

The incident occurred at the intersection of College Avenue and Campus Road.

Jamie Williamson, public information officer at the Ithaca Police Department, said several hundred students attended an Omega Psi Phi event at Willard Straight Hall and the stabbing took place as the event dispersed.

Williamson also said the IPD is currently reviewing cell phone videos of the incident.

Around 1:57 a.m., officers from the Ithaca Police Department and the Cornell University Police Department responded to “a large fight,” according to the IPD release. After medical aid was provided by first responders at the scene, Nazaire was transported to Cayuga Medical Center and was later pronounced dead. The other victim was flown by helicopter to Upstate Medical Center for treatment and was later released.

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Black Panther Leader Quanell X: Democrats Have Been “Pimping” Black People For 50 Years

Fence Rises Along New Mexico Border Town, Skeptical Residents Say Manpower Keeps Them Safe…

NM Fence

A drop in the bucket.

Via Fox News:

Residents of this dusty hamlet are skeptical that an ongoing effort to replace 1.4 miles of chain link fencing with an imposing steel curtain — much less the the ambitious border wall Donald Trump has vowed to build — will stem the tide of illegal immigrants they find under their trailers, in their backyards or wandering through town.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is replacing the stretch of 20-year-old fencing with an 18-foot-high steel wall that extends another 6 feet underground into a bed of concrete. The project also includes elevating the roadbed that runs alongside the wall, to improve the effectiveness of vehicle-borne Border Patrol agents.

It’s a short span, but it provides a glimpse at the scope – and cost – of what may be coming along the 2,000-mile border, especially if Trump is elected in November.

“There are no other fence projects of comparable size,” said Border Patrol spokesman Doug Mosier.

Sunland Park is like many other small communities abutting the border fence that sporadically stretches 702 miles through parts of California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. It sits at the western base of Mount Cristo Rey, with the iconic statue of the crucified Christ at its summit, 10 miles northwest of El Paso. One long-time resident estimates that of the 15,000 or so residents, a third are in the U.S. illegally.

Across the border lies Anapra, a violent suburb of Ciudad Juarez. And while officials say crossings into Sunland Park have decreased while the fence project is under way, they still occur fairly regularly, officials said.

“Despite significant decreases in illegal traffic, this area continues to be exploited by alien and narcotics smugglers due to the inadequate infrastructure in the area that lends an advantage to the smugglers,” Border Patrol Agent Jose Romero told FoxNews.com.

Jesus and Jessica Castro live in a double-wide mobile home a quarter mile from the fence. They believe even the fortified fence will be more of a hindrance than a deterrent to illegal cross-border movement.

“We see them running through the village confused, not knowing where they are or where to go,” Jessica Castro said as she watched their young daughter play in the dirt yard while her husband waxed their car. “The fence really doesn’t make a difference.”

Armando Martinez said he has encountered illegal immigrants on his fenced-in property several times.

“I’ve had them try to hide under my trailer when Border Patrol is looking for them, but my five small dogs start barking and scare them off,” Martinez told FoxNews.com. “I’ve also had a young man of around 20 saying he was from Mexico City hide behind my truck once.”

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Lavoy Finicum’s Widow Announces Plans To Sue Feds, State Cops Over Husband’s Death…

LaVoy

Via Oregon Live:

The widow of Lavoy Finicum, the 54-year-old Arizona rancher and key figure in the Malheur Wildlife Refuge occupation earlier this year, plans to sue the Oregon State Police and FBI for civil rights violations relating to his death, her lawyer told The Oregonian/OregonLive on Saturday.

Jeanette Finicum, who has been outspoken in her criticism of the shooting, retained California-based attorney Brian Claypool, who said he plans to sue both the state police and two individual FBI agents over Lavoy Finicum’s death on Jan. 26 on a remote stretch of Highway 395 north of Burns.

Claypool, who is also representing Ryan Bundy in the ongoing criminal case over the refuge takeover, said in a statement that his intent to file the lawsuit comes as new evidence has emerged.

“There is now physical evidence (shell casings) that proves that two FBI agents lied during the law enforcement investigation by stating that they did not fire the first shots at Finicum’s vehicle,” Claypool said. “The US Department of Justice is investigating the two FBI agents for perjury.”[…]

Prosecutors found that state troopers were justified in their use of deadly force against Finicum.

“All six shots fired by the Oregon State Police, the three into the truck and the three that struck Mr. Finicum, are justified,” said Malheur County District Attorney Dan Norris. The shots were “in fact, necessary,” he said.

But five unnamed FBI agents have since come under investigation by the Department of Justice after one of them allegedly lied about firing twice at Finicum and the four others were accused of helping to cover it up afterward.

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Former Advisor: Press Wants Hillary To Hold A Press Conference Because She’s A Woman…

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Hillary is woman, hear her cackle.

Via Red State:

The media, to its credit, has been getting progressively (no pun intended) louder and louder in its calls for Hillary to hold a press conference. Her lack of media access is bothering them, and they want in. The Clintons are, after all, celebrities to the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself), and they want to get a chance to talk to her and ask her questions.

I’m not convinced many of them don’t just want to bask in the warm glow of her presence.

But, it’s problematic for Clinton because time she speaks, the American people trust her less and less. She isn’t beating Donald Trump on the issues, after all. She’s beating him simply because she’s not him. Enter Peter Daou, a man whose last name I cannot accept as being real, complaining about the “real” reason the media is demanding Clinton speak to them.

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