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If an H-1b has an American accent, they are probably not an H-1b. It's race, not citizenship. Americans are more diverse than you think. Millions of US citizens don't look the way you might expect. This fact is very important and will help us win elections.

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Anti-gay preacher with ‘you deserve rape’ sign gets hit with baseball bat (VIDEO)


An anti-gay preacher carrying a “you deserve rape” sign, has been attacked with a baseball bat.
Brother Dean Saxton, who lives in Glendale, Arizona, was hit with the bat while he stood outside a school with the “you deserve rape” sign.
Known for spreading hate speech, Saxton often preaches anti-gay sermons, and is seen in this particular video outside the Valley high school.
Saxton is seen in a video published on YouTube saying: “The Bible says it’s not okay to be gay”.
He goes on to say: “You need to stop looking up naughty, nasty things on the Internet.”
As he makes the hate speech, various students and teachers approach him and denounce what he is saying, peacefully challenging him on his views.
One teacher says: “I think you’re a disgrace to Christianity. Why don’t you go and preach it to somebody who really wants to hear your message, like Westboro Baptist Church?”
Then a student attacks Saxton while he is still on camera.
Students and staff nearby are seen celebrating as Saxton is clearly dazed by the blow.
He is later seen walking away with blood dripping from his head
Tabitha Brubaker, 19, was arrested and charged with felony assault and marijuana possession after the attack.
After the attack, Saxton denied that he was responsible for the attack by inciting the violence. He called the attacker an “LGBT monster”.

I don't condone violence, but I also don't have much sympathy for this piece of shit.

Gay kiss upsets neo-Nazi march

More love, less hate

Want to help Haiti? Act like a tourist


GRAND GOAVE, Haiti - The mission trip groups pour into Haiti's Port-au-Prince airport each week, adorned in colorful matching T-shirts identifying their causes. They've come to this mountainous island - plagued in recent years by earthquakes, cholera and political unrest - to hand out food, paint houses and even perform eye surgery.

They are here to help. But the groups often avoid a crucial component of stimulating the Haitian economy: spending money. Typically, the groups stay within a mission campus, sleep in bunk dorms, eat food they brought and work on their project, rarely venturing out to taste the island nation's cuisine and explore its culture.

It's an issue that the Franklin-based Hands and Feet Project recognized as its founders looked for ways to help the abandoned children they cared for in the towns of Jacmel and Grand Goave transition to adulthood. The group has overhauled the mission trip model to encourage U.S. visitors to eat at local restaurants, employ Haitians as trip guides, pay for hotel-like accommodations and buy goods made in the communities they visited.

The Hands and Feet Project vision is for Haitian teenagers and young adults to take visitors hiking along the green mountain ridges, paddleboarding and snorkeling in the clear ocean water or on day trips to the artist community in Jacmel.


‘Negro,’ ‘Oriental’ and ‘Indian’ to Be Scrubbed From All Federal Laws

President Obama signed bill H.R.4238 “modernizing terms relating to minorities” into law on Friday.

As the country begins to reconcile its sometimes inglorious past, as with Confederate statues and heroes being swept into the dustbin of history, President Barack Obama signed a bill taking racially offensive words such as “negro” and “Oriental” out of all Federal laws, reports Mediate.

Sponsored by Congresswoman Grace Meng and co-sponsored by all 51 members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, bill H.R.4238 will strike words such as “Negro, American Indian, Eskimo, Oriental, or Aleut or a Spanish speaking individual of Spanish descent” and replace them with “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, a Pacific Islander, African American, Hispanic, Puerto Rican, Native American, or an Alaska Native.”

There has been a lot of controversy lately about how “ethnic” groups in the U.S. are referred to, especially with racially-charged words such as “r--skins,” the “n-word” and “Oriental,” and so this bill is just one more way that people of color can and will define themselves with words they find acceptable.

Rep. Meng, who is Chinese-American and from Queens, N.Y., said that she is especially happy that the word Oriental is going the way of the covered wagon.

“Many Americans may not be aware that the word ‘Oriental’ is derogatory,” says Meng. “But it is an insulting term that needed to be removed from the books, and I am extremely pleased that my legislation to do that is now the law of the land.”


William Weld Teams Up With Gary Johnson, Boosting Libertarians

William Weld Teams Up With Gary Johnson, Boosting Libertarians

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson is teaming up with former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, hoping to offer dissatisfied voters an alternative to presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.

“We got together and shook hands on it,” Mr. Johnson told the Associated Press, which first reported the news. “It brings an enormous amount of credibility to what it is I’m doing. I’m unbelievably flattered by this and humbled.”

Joe Hunter, communications director to Mr. Johnson, confirmed that the two men had agreed to work together as a ticket. Mr. Weld will seek the Libertarian Party’s vice presidential nomination, while Mr. Johnson is considered the front-runner to win the Libertarian presidential nomination.

Both men will still need to win the nominations at the Libertarian convention in Orlando next week. Together, they would form a third-party ticket composed of two popular two-term Republican governors, putting the Libertarian ticket in a stronger position in November.

Sweet! Almost as good as Romney. Maybe they'll get a lot of nevertrump republican votes. Both are former Republican governors and Gary Johnson might make a difference in many libertarian-leaning swing states out west while Bill Weld might get some moderates from the Northeast.

We need more pipelines like this

In Bruges, beer to flow underground

Bruges, Belgium (CNN)Under the streets of the medieval Belgian city of Bruges, a full two-mile pipeline is being built -- exclusively for beer.

The pipeline, which is expected to be completed this summer, will pump beer at a speed of 4,000 liters (about 1,057 gallons) an hour from De Halve Maan Brewery in the center of Brussels to its bottling plant outside the city.
"I think we are the very first ones to do this ever in the world," says Xavier Vanneste, whose family has run the brewery for 160 years.

Mainline beer?
It sounds like a beer-lover's dream -- beer on tap, 24 hours a day. Unsurprisingly, there's a lot of support around town for the project.
"We received a lot of people spontaneously offering us to pass alongside their house," he said. "They just had one condition -- they wanted a tap-in point."

Video at link: http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/15/travel/bruges-beer-pipeline/index.html

Looks like an interesting way to solve the logistical problem of large tanker trucks in a very old city with narrow cobblestone streets.

F**k whoever is in this bag

I know the feeling....this can happen in certain forums.

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