Campus Not ‘Safe’ for Conservatives, Public Records Reveal

Campus radicalism and intolerance have become so virulent at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln that a former university official warned current administrators that the campus is no longer “safe” for conservatives.

Contrary to repeated assurances from university officials, internal emails show the UNL campus is not a welcoming environment for conservative students. When a records request submitted by Conservative Review threatened to make those emails public last week, school officials scrambled to address the anti-conservative bias of UNL faculty and staff and their hostility to free speech. That was almost three months after a campus incident captured national attention.

On August 25, the chapter president of a campus conservative group, Turning Point USA, was mercilessly harassed by professors. As Campus Reform reported, University of Nebraska-Lincoln sophomore Katie Mullen said at least two professors and a lecturer circled the group’s table yelling, “TPUSA Nazis” and “Fuck Charlie Kirk!” Kirk is the founder and executive director of Turning Point USA.

Turning Point USA captured video of lecturer Courtney Lawton, reportedly a member of the English department, holding a “Just say NO! to neo-fascism” sign, flipping off the camera, and yelling, “Neo-fascist Becky right here! Wants to destroy public schools, public universities, hates DACA kids.” “Becky” is slur with sexual connotations used against white women to mean “basic bitch.”

A second professor, Amanda Gailey, carried a sign that read “Turning Point: Please put me on your watchlist. Prof. Amanda Gailey.”

A later video shows Mullen being threatened with arrest by a school administrator for setting up her Turning Point USA table in an area that wasn’t a designated free speech zone.

Nearly three months later — when a Conservative Review public information request threatened to expose internal communications about the unsafe environment for conservatives on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus — school officials declined to release the documents promptly, citing “the extensive nature” of the request.

Instead, University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds preemptively sent copies of several damning internal emails to Gov. Pete Ricketts and the Nebraska legislature on Friday, Nov. 17. “These documents will be made public soon and I wanted you to receive them from me directly rather than hear about them from another source,” Bounds wrote in a letter to the governor.

Before the university fulfilled CR’s records request, copies of Bounds’ letter and some of the requested documents were news-dumped to local media in Nebraska. The resulting stories were published late Friday afternoon before Thanksgiving week. (For more from the author of “Campus Not ‘Safe’ for Conservatives, Public Records Reveal” please click HERE)

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Strangers Can Talk to Your Kids Through ‘Connected’ Toys

A consumer group is urging major retailers to withdraw a number of “connected” or “intelligent” toys likely to be popular at Christmas, after finding security failures that it warns could put children’s safety at risk.

Tests carried out by Which? with the German consumer group Stiftung Warentest, and other security research experts, found flaws in Bluetooth and wifi-enabled toys that could enable a stranger to talk to a child.

The investigation found that four out of seven of the tested toys could be used to communicate with the children playing with them. Security failures were discovered in the Furby Connect, i-Que Intelligent Robot, Toy-Fi Teddy and CloudPets.

With each of these toys, the Bluetooth connection had not been secured, meaning the researcher did not need a password, pin or any other authentication to gain access. Little technical knowhow was needed to hack into the toys to start sharing messages with a child.

When switched on, the Furby Connect – on sale at Argos, Amazon, Smyths and Toys R Us – could be connected with any device within a Bluetooth range of 10 to 30 metres. (Read more from “Strangers Can Talk to Your Kids Through ‘Connected’ Toys” HERE)

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New Push to Drop Sex-Assault Charges for Genital-Mutilating Doctor

The Michigan doctor who is charged with mutilating the genitals of several young girls could face up to life in prison if convicted, but her lawyers will appear in federal court Tuesday and argue that one of the most serious charges should be dropped.

Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, a devout Shia Muslim living in the Detroit area, is charged with conspiracy, genital mutilation, transporting minors with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity, lying to a federal agent and obstructing an official proceeding.

Attorney Elizabeth Yore, international child advocate and head of the EndFGMToday initiative, says the charge of “transporting minors with intent to engage in criminal sexual activity” is significant, warranted and appropriate.

“Federal prosecutors correctly argue that FGM is sexual assault,” she said.

But, according to MLive.com, a Michigan news site, Nagarwala’s attorney, Shannon Smith, is seeking to have the sexual assault charges thrown out on the grounds that mutilating little girls’ genitals does not give sexual gratification to the perpetrator and therefore cannot be considered a sexual assault. (Read more from “New Push to Drop Sex-Assault Charges for Genital-Mutilating Doctor” HERE)

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Jill Duggar’s Husband Tweeted Transgenderism Is ‘a Myth’, Gets Booted From TLC Show

“Jill and Jessa: Counting On” reality show star Derick Dillard has been blacklisted by The Learning Channel (TLC) because of his views on transgenderism.

TLC explained the network has cut off Dillard because of his critical analysis of Jared “Jazz” Jennings’ sex “change.” Dillard is married to Jill Duggar, whose family starred in the “19 Kids and Counting” reality show.

“We want to let our viewers know that Derick Dillard has not participated in ‘Counting On’ for months and the network has no plans to feature him in the future,” the network said in a statement. “We want to reiterate that Derick’s personal statements do not reflect the views of the network.”

In early August, Dillard commented on a promo tweet for the TLC show “I Am Jazz” by pointing out that show’s famous transgender star is actually male.

The next day, Jennings tweeted that Dillard is a “bully.” “Every day I experience cyber-bullying, but I keep sharing my story. Today was no different,” the transgender TV star wrote. (Read more from “Jill Duggar’s Husband Tweeted Transgenderism Is ‘a Myth’, Gets Booted From TLC Show” HERE)

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Woman Killed After Non-Impaired Driver Taking Breathalyzer Test Hits Her

A Texas woman died Friday afternoon after being hit by a non-impaired driver who was taking a breathalyzer test while operating his vehicle.

Alexis Butler, 18, was backing her car out of a driveway on Nov. 10 when the passenger side of her car was hit by a pickup truck, KXAS reported.

An investigation by the Arlington Police Department didn’t find any track marks from the 31-year-old unidentified driver on the road that would indicate he tried to stop the car.

The driver reportedly told police that he couldn’t see Butler’s car because his eyes were off the road while performing a breathalyzer test on a court-ordered device “for three to four seconds.” Police said he was non-impaired at the time.

The ignition interlock device prevents a vehicle from starting if the driver is found to have been drinking. (Read more from “Woman Killed After Non-Impaired Driver Taking Breathalyzer Test Hits Her” HERE)

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As Biden Sat in Tent on Vets Day, Pence Grabbed Supplies and Cleaned Memorial Pences Pitch in

Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, joined volunteer groups on Veterans Day and helped wash the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington.

The Pences joined Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and a number of volunteers on Saturday cleaning the face of the 247-foot wall, which is engraved with the names of fallen soldiers, USA Today reported.

Pence reportedly showed up dressed in blue jeans, old cowboy boots and yellow gloves and spent about 40 minutes scrubbing the memorial.

This is quite a contrast to what former Vice President Joe Biden did in Delaware last year on Veterans Day, which was sit in a tent, deliver a speech, shake a few hands and be done.

There is nothing wrong with what Biden did, it’s just what politicians traditionally do. But the fact that Pence and his wife took time on a cold day to get dirty and clean the memorial shed some light on their character — and proves just how different the Trump administration is from the one that preceded it. (Read more from “As Biden Sat in Tent on Vets Day, Pence Grabbed Supplies and Cleaned Memorial Pences Pitch in” HERE)

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Planned Parenthood Partner Gave Staff Bonuses for Harvesting Aborted Baby Brains, Hearts: Whistleblower

By Dorothy Cummings McLean. The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) has released a new video exposing the cash incentives StemExpress paid its workers to harvest as many human organs as possible from Planned Parenthood.

StemExpress, one of Planned Parenthood’s most important business partners in selling aborted fetal organs, tissues and blood to research facilities around the world, paid its procurement technicians based on the number and type of parts they could extract.

In the latest video, a continuation of David Daleiden’s conversation with former StemExpress employee Holly O’Donnell, the whistleblower explains that the older the unborn babies were, the more the procurement technicians wanted to get them.

“We wanted more gestated fetuses,” she says. “It was a lot easier to get these, and we could take more from it.”

O’Donnell worked inside some of the biggest Planned Parenthood abortion clinics in northern California. StemExpress workers used private patient medical files sent to them by Planned Parenthood to identify and sign up pregnant women who could meet their body parts order quotas for the day. The procurement technicians were under enormous pressure — and were offered bonuses — to get as many body parts as possible. (Read more from “Planned Parenthood Partner Gave Staff Bonuses for Harvesting Aborted Baby Brains, Hearts: Whistleblower” HERE)

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Planned Parenthood Expands to Bigger Clinic Because Women “Deserve a Beautiful Space” to Have Abortions

By Micaiah Bilger. Planned Parenthood is finishing up another multi-million dollar abortion mega-clinic this fall in Texas, all while closing dozens of rural facilities and complaining about rural women losing access to “reproductive health care.” . . .

Its new abortion business expansion is in Waco, Texas.

The Waco Tribune reports Planned Parenthood spent $4.3 million to expand to a bigger abortion facility in the city. Scheduled to open later this month, the new Audre Rapoport Planned Parenthood Health Center is a 9,000-square-foot building that will focus primarily on family planning, education advocacy and abortion.

Interestingly, abortion activist and Planned Parenthood volunteer Kris Olson claimed the new abortion facility also is about respect.

“That’s why we exist,” Olson said. “For [patients] to see a facility that says, ‘You’re worthy of this. Regardless of who you are, where you come from, what you can or can’t pay, you have the dignity of a human being and deserve to be in a space that is this beautiful.’” (Read more from “Planned Parenthood Expands to Bigger Clinic Because Women “Deserve a Beautiful Space” to Have Abortions” please click HERE)

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Producer for Lena Dunham’s Show ‘Girls’ Accused of Rape

Murray Miller, a producer on the show “Girls,” is being accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in 2012.

According to a report from The Wrap, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department alleging that Miller raped her when she was 17 years old and he was 35 years old.

Perrineau wrote in the statement that at Murray’s home, she “woke up in Murray’s bed naked. He was on top of me having sexual intercourse with me. At no time did I consent to any sexual contact with Murray.”

Miller denies the reports, and his lawyer gave a statement to The Wrap, writing, “After being contacted several weeks ago by lawyers who – on Ms. Perrineau’s behalf – sought substantial monetary damages from him, Mr. Miller’s legal team gathered overwhelming evidence directly contradicting these false and offensive claims.” (Read more from “Producer for Lena Dunham’s Show ‘Girls’ Accused of Rape” HERE)

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3 Pastors Accused of Luring Teenage Girls, Paying for Sex

Three pastors worked together to entice teen girls to have sex, often for money, and shared photos and videos of the girls, federal prosecutors said.

One founded his own church and built a large following in Toledo. The other two oversaw congregations with a few dozen people that met in rented spaces.

All three pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges that include child sex trafficking and sexual exploitation of children. Each could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted. (Read more from “3 Pastors Accused of Luring Teenage Girls, Paying for Sex” HERE)

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‘Help Me! Help Me! I Can’t Breathe!’: Newly Uncovered Video Shows Nurses Laugh as Dying WWII Vet Desperately Calls for Help

Fair warning, this is one of the hardest videos you will ever watch.

The video, which was only recently released, shows an alarming lack of regard for human life, especially in a healthcare setting specifically tasked with helping preserve it. “In 43 years in nursing, I have never seen such disregard for human life in a healthcare setting, is what I witnessed,” retired nursing professor Elaine Harris told reporters. after watching the video.

The man, 89-year-old James Dempsey, is not just any man. He’s a World War II veteran who risked his life to fight the evil of all evils in what is likely the most important, consequential, world event of our time. If it weren’t for people like Dempsey, the world could be a very, very different place today.

Back in 2014, Dempsey was under the care of Northeast Atlanta Health and Rehabilitation, when he began struggling to breathe. Gasping for air and fighting through pain, Dempsey cries out for help at least six times, as captured on a hidden video camera that the nurses clearly were unaware of.

“Help me! Help me! I can’t breathe!” Dempsey can be heard calling out, while the nurses ignore the call light for an agonizing stretch of time. But it gets even worse, as when nurses finally do arrive on the scene and have trouble fumbling around with the oxygen machine, they begin laughing. A family is literally trusting this facility to watch over their loved one and give them the best care possible, and instead they received a mockery of human life. (Read more from “‘Help Me! Help Me! I Can’t Breathe!’: Newly Uncovered Video Shows Nurses Laugh as Dying WWII Vet Desperately Calls for Help” HERE)

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