Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Launches #NotOneMore Campaign Post-Santa Barbara

Following the wild success of #BringBackOurGirls – pushed by Hillary Clinton and others as a response to Boko Haram’s abduction of over 200 school girls – Michael Bloomberg’s newest gun control venture Everytown for Gun Safety is pushing the hashtag #NotOneMore.

On May 28 Bloomberg tweeted a picture of himself holding a small sign with the words “Not One More” on it. On May 29 actress Julianne Moore tweeted a picture of herself holding a piece of paper with “#NotOneMore” written on it.

According to Twitchy.com, “‘Not One More’ is the tagline of Everytown.” The organization has launched a campaign aimed at sending “Not One More” postcards to senators in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara attacks, in which he killed three with a knife and three others with a gun.

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Indigenous Guard Rescue 10-Year-Old Police Chief Daughter Held Hostage by FARC

The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), a 50-year-old terrorist group in South America, has been working hard from its safe haven in Havana to change its image as cold-blooded criminals. But while its rap videos indicate a thirst for peace, its latest action – the kidnapping of a 10-year-old girl – belies its new image.

Colombian authorities announced the kidnapping of Alejandra Cantoñi on Thursday. Police noted that the girl was “intercepted by strangers who put her into a vehicle when she was traveling to school with two companions.” Police confirmed she was kidnapped by FARC terrorists for “extortion” purposes. She is the daughter of a local police chief.

Her mother, Sandra Cantoñi, used social media to get the message out about her daughter, telling the media, “I only want my daughter to return healthy and for them not to involve children in this war that leads nowhere. Don’t traumatize her or damage her psychologically.” The Cantoñi family received the support of both President Juan Manuel Santos and former president Álvaro Uribe on Twitter, as well as the support of many anti-FARC individuals online.

Late Thursday night, Colombian officials announced that an indigenous Colombian guard had found the girl and taken her from captivity, and was en route to deliver the girl to her parents, according to Colombian Radio Caracol. “Thanks to God, pressure from the Public Forces and the community, the girl Alejandra Cantoñi is free. We are investigating suspects,” President Santos announced.

While the Colombia government has been in talks with the Marxist guerrilla’s leadership in Havana to end violence in Colombia, the FARC have been resistant to concluding any of their criminal activities. Kidnapping, in particular, is a threat to Colombia’s civilian population. Colombia reported 292 cases of kidnapping in 2013, despite the FARC promising a cessation on the activity. The FARC had also promised a complete ceasefire during the first round of presidential elections last week – a promise they almost immediately broke, with authorities foiling a number of attempting plots and uncovering explosive devices collected by FARC agents.

Despite the terrorist organization’s continued resort to violence, it has been attempting to market itself as a group of peaceful leftist protesters. The group organized a 50th anniversary block party in Caracas, Venezuela, where the socialist government permits them to operate, in which organizers promised safety from law enforcement. They also released the aforementioned rap video with notorious Dutch terrorist Tanja Nijmeijer and Cuban communist rap group Cuentas Claras.




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Zuckerberg: $120 Million to SF Schools

Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan are granting $120 million to public schools in San Francisco’s Bay Area to improve the quality of public education in the world’s technology capital, according to Business Insider.

The announcement arrives just four years after Zuckerberg launched the education startup with an infusion of $100 million into Newark, New Jersey’s academically deficient public schools, which then-mayor Corey Booker was leading. 

Booker, who is now a U.S. Senator, has been asked about where the funds have gone, as Newark’s abysmal school performance remains at an all-time low. 

Zuckerberg said the $120 million, which he plans on dispensing over a five-year period, will go towards providing computers and Internet access to students; training teachers; and getting parents more involved in their children’s academic performance. 

The creation of a new school district and new charter schools is also part of the planned investment in a region that is one of the world’s most prosperous, yet has a large population which suffers from a lack of resources, according to the Insider.

Zuckerberg noted that “the investments we’ve made are a drop in the bucket compared to the challenges schools face,” and highlighted his and wife Priscilla’s intent to “change” the often dismal quality of education throughout “our country and our community,” the Insider notes. The couple met during their time at Harvard.

Despite Zuckerberg’s admission that he knew very little about urban education reform at the time he launched Startup: Education in 2010, he seems optimistic for what he hopes to achieve in the Bay Area: “We’ve seen that targeted investments can be catalysts for much bigger changes in communities,” he said.




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Whistleblower Calls Texas VA ‘Crime Syndicate’ – Rep. Ted Poe Speaks Out

HOUSTON, Texas—A Veterans Administration whistleblower claims that the VA hospital system in Texas is an “organized crime syndicate.” Now, it appears that VA administrators in Texas may be attempting to cover up policies that have allegedly created fake waiting lists to ensure that the administrators receive bonuses.

Breitbart Texas previously reported that members of the Texas Congressional Delegation signed a letter to the VA Inspector General’s Office demanding an investigation. This week, the Daily Beast reported about the newly found whistleblower working within the VA hospital system in Texas who has revealed emails and documents that implicate an award-winning VA hospital in Texas in widespread wrongdoing that appears to be “systemic fraud.”

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX), who serves on the House Judiciary Committee, spoke to Breitbart Texas in an exclusive interview and said, “Americans have died overseas fighting for United States interests and now we’ve got Americans, warriors, dying in America while they’re waiting in line to get Veterans Administration health care.”

“This is awful,” Poe exclaimed. “The more we learn, the worse it gets, and now it spreads to twenty-seven different facilities in the United States. The whistleblower in one of the facilities calls this a ‘criminal syndicate,’ and I think he lays out the argument pretty well.”

“It comes across as a criminal syndicate because you have the higher-ups,” Poe continued, “juggling the books and allegedly forcing people below them to juggle the books for the wait times. In the Veterans Administration, apparently, if the wait times for veterans to see a doctor is low, bureaucrats get bonuses. The shorter the wait time, the higher the bonus.”

The Daily Beast report confirms this, explaining:

There’s enormous pressure to report favorable wait times for VA patients, the Texas whistleblower explained, even if those wait times are completely false.

“If [VA] directors report low numbers, they’re the outlier. They won’t stay a director very long and they certainly won’t get promoted. No one is getting rewarded for honesty. They pretty much have to lie, if they don’t they won’t go anywhere,” the whistleblower added. Weighted more heavily than other performance measures, the wait time numbers alone “count for 50% of the executive career field bonus, which is a pretty powerful motivator.”

“So they cook the books!” They do so “just like the mafia would do,” Poe expounded. “Juggle the books to make the wait times that are very long seem very short, have secret records. It’s widespread, and, as the whistleblower said, it comes across as a criminal syndicate.”

According to The Daily Beast, official investigations within the VA may actually be hiding the problems they are sent there to expose. Dr. Joseph Spann, who recently retired from the Texas VA system, said that Dr. Gordon Vincent (who worked at the VA Medical Center in Temple, Texas, near Fort Hood) did not just break VA policy by manipulating veterans’ records himself; he ordered VA employees across central Texas to engage in the same fraudulent practice. However, the VA allegedly investigated this and cleared Vincent and the Texas VA. The Daily Beast produced documents showing Dr. Vincent doing precisely what Spann accused him of.

“It’s all about the money,” Poe said. “Getting more money – taxpayer money going to bureaucrats who don’t treat one veteran for their health at all.”

Following is the entire interview with Congressman Poe:

Congressman Poe concluded the interview by stating:

It’s a very sad commentary on bureaucracy and government because not only have people died, but these are America’s warriors. They’re our war fighters. They went overseas, volunteered. Some of them sacrificed and didn’t come home. And the ones that came home were treated this way? Oh, this is a shameful way to treat these good Americans.

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‘I Promise From Now on Only to Sleep with Andrea Dworkin Lookalikes’ Vows Chastened Footballer Joey Barton

A footballer you haven’t heard of has been forced to apologise after suggesting on television that some women are more attractive than others and that if four girls were political parties the least ugly one would be UKIP.

I’m very grateful to the mainstream media for drawing my attention to the fact that this is a newsworthy story. Otherwise, I’m ashamed to say, I might have overlooked it completely. It’s because, unfortunately, I happen to be a throwback to the terrible era when young men would frequently assess women on the basis of their pulchritudinousness and when, amazingly, this was considered quite normal, healthy behaviour. Indeed, we even used to have these things called Beauty Contests in which – I kid you not – young women willingly participated in competitions where they were judged according to their looks, mostly by middle aged males, and didn’t die of sexism or misogyny poisoning afterwards.

Nowadays, I am given to understand, sexual mores have changed completely. Today’s young men are so fantastically enlightened that, were they to find themselves at a raunchy party with Megan Fox, Pippa Middleton, the Mother of Dragons from Game of Thrones and – at the UKIP end of the spectrum – feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez, Stella Creasy MP, posh, public-educated, comedy lefty impersonator “Penny Red” and the winner of the 2014 Andrea Dworkin lookalike contest, they simply would not know which one to pick as a sexual partner.

It’s a simple, basic, undeniable fact that men (with only extremely rare exceptions, such as footballer Joey Barton)  just don’t care about women’s looks any more. Thanks to generations of important books like The Female Eunuch and to articles like the many that Caitlin Moran has written on the subject of “vajazzling”, men’s brains have now been rewired so that they are completely looks-non-judgemental.

The implications of this development for the human race are huge. Whereas before, better-looking women were more likely to find rich or powerful sexual partners, leading to a Darwinian process in which the sum total of human pulchritudinousness inevitably increased with each generation, we are now entering a new era of sexual and lookist fairness and equality. Probably, as a result of this, the human race will grow significantly uglier. But the great thing is, our brains will all have been so well trained by campaigners like Caroline Criado Perez and Stella Creasy that none of us will even notice.




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