It’s important for readers to know that Female Genital Mutilation is not “Female Circumcision”. That is a term used by defenders of the practice in order to make FGM seem equivalent by comparison to male circumcision. Circumcision of males carries the same risk of infection as any other medical procedure that involves cutting skin but is otherwise harmless. FGM on the other hand has long-lasting, often lifelong physical and emotional consequences for girls and is done for purposes that have nothing to do with a woman’s health or well-being.
Since when did police just stand down and watch while people assembling peaceably, as is their right under the First Amendment, are viciously attacked by masked punks wielding nail-driven boards? Since 2017. But the last time before that, which we as a nation remember of course, were the race riots of the ’60s. The police stand down when they’re told to by local or state authorities, and that’s exactly what happened this weekend. It was wrong in the ’60s and it’s wrong now.
James Queally, the crime reporter for the Los Angeles Times, tweeted, “There is a complete mob mentality here. People are randomly accusing random people of being Nazis.” Another Tweet added, “The moderate counter protesters are livid with the violence. ‘We need to get Antifa out of here.’ said man who helped break up fight.’”
Can an ordinary conservative American guest-conduct a symphony for one night at a no-name, municipal orchestra without the national media weighing in to destroy the event? No. Apparently it’s just too much to handle for NPR, the New York Times, and the LA Times to fathom that Dennis Prager, a conservative radio show host and commentator (who also happens to be a musical conductor) could accept an invitation from the Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra to do something he’s done many times before with no fuss: guest conduct the city orchestra through a Haydn Symphony for one evening at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
James Damore, like so many of us, wasn’t thinking the way that Google thought he should be thinking. And so it dealt with the problem by getting rid of him. When users search for results that Google doesn’t like, it guides them to what it thinks they should be looking for. If they persist, then the results vanish. If they upload videos it doesn’t like, they get censored. That’s the totalitarian left-wing Google model in action.
Thanks, Leo, for educating us bumpkins. It’s helpful when Hollywood celebrities, experts in all the important stuff, lecture us on whether we want to protect our children. These “liberals”, more accurately termed “Progressives” or “Leftists” since they increasingly lack any resemblance to truly liberal thinking, believe that the ordinary person who doesn’t believe in global warming hates the planet and is indifferent to their own offspring’s prospects for survival. How dumb am I, and how dumb are you?
Designers of the app say it can be used to “report, locate and avoid hazardous locations around you and elsewhere”, and has already gained positive review ratings. The app allows users to report assaults, thefts, sexual molestation, and “rudeness” in the capital city which has seen illegal migrants camping on the streets and near metro stations.