War of words over calls for independence

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1251839-20160331.htm

Leading pro-Beijing leaders on Thursday came out to back government’s warning to prosecute those calling for Hong Kong’s independence, but some legal scholars pointed out it’s rather difficult to incriminate those who advocate it.

The Justice secretary Rimsky Yuen on Wednesday said promoting the idea of independence could be a breach of the Basic Law, and that violation of the mini-constitution would constitute a criminal offence.

Executive Councillor Fanny Law reiterated the view and said the Justice Department was right in rejecting a registration for the Hong Kong National Party.

Law, who’s also a deputy to the National People’s Congress, said no organisation can register in Hong Kong if they want to set up a base here and advance the idea of independence.

But another executive councilor, Bernard Chan, skirted the issue of the legality of justice department’s warning, saying he’s no legal expert. But he stressed the independence advocates will only do harm to Hong Kong.

A Hong Kong member of the CPPCC standing committee, Anthony Wu, said Basic Law makes it quite clear that the territory can never be independent. He said the SAR should focus on more important issues than debating about such issues.

Democratic Party chairwoman Emily Lau said there’s nothing wrong with people who want independence expressing their opinion, even if it’s not the mainstream view. She also said she doesn’t agree that Hong Kong should only focus on economic development.

Legal scholar Eric Cheung from the University of Hong Kong, meanwhile, said the community should not overreact to calls for independence because the freedom of expression should be respected in the SAR. He said it would be an overstatement to say that such views could endanger national security.

Deregulation of Japan’s electricity market goes into effect

http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/deregulation-of-japans-electricity-market-goes-into-effect

 

TOKYO —

Japan’s power utilities will lose their monopoly over electricity on Friday in an unprecedented shakeup that could give a much needed jolt to Japan’s long stagnant economy.

The utilities have resisted attempts since the 1990s to liberalize the industry. The companies and their affiliates have ties with politicians, fund their campaigns and often give government officials executive roles.

The monopolies were set up in 1951 during the American occupation after World War Two and followed the U.S. model at the time, with regional utilities controlling all aspects of generation and transmission.

Already, a price war has broken out among many of the more than 260 companies that will be allowed to sell electricity to more than 80 million households in Japan’s 8 billion yen retail market.

From Friday, Japanese consumers will be able to buy electricity from suppliers ranging from telecoms conglomerate SoftBank and trading firm Marubeni to travel agency H.I.S. and a Hokkaido-based supermarket co-operative that has branched out into solar parks.

They and others like Japan’s biggest city gas operator, Tokyo Gas, are packaging other services, offering loyalty programs and even employing, in the case of Marubeni, the magic of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese animation powerhouse that won an Oscar for “Spirited Away.”

The new entrants are betting they can make money in a low-margin business by undercutting the monopolies brought low financially by the Fukushima disaster and saddled with a high-cost business model after decades of guaranteed profits.

The government is hoping increased competition in the final remaining restricted part of the electricity market will boost efficiency and innovation and cut prices that are among the highest in the world.

But the new entrants are competing for space in a market in long-term decline as the population falls and consumers from factories to households look to trim power use.

What is more likely to happen is regional monopolies would merge and relatively few of the newcomers would survive the coming battle for market share, according to industry officials and specialists, analysts and others contacted by Reuters for this article.

The regulatory overhaul will only add to the state of flux in the energy sector since the Fukushima nuclear disaster on March 11, 2011 shut down Japan’s 54 nuclear plants. Only two of the remaining 42 usable reactors are operating. The disaster led to rolling blackouts in parts of the country and helped build public support for the liberalization.

The overhaul leaves the question of nuclear power hanging. Major utilities, which still control power distribution grids, are reserving some of that capacity for nuclear, according to a Reuters survey of the utilities.

Japan has seen explosive growth in renewable energy, particularly solar, since preferential rates were introduced in 2012. By last summer, solar contributed to 10% of peak power demand from almost nothing before 2012.

Wind power could get a boost as well from the regulatory overhaul. Local and foreign companies are stepping up investment with the government maintaining high guaranteed rates for this energy source but cutting those for solar.

Japan’s record use of coal is likely to keep rising, as companies such as Nippon Paper and trading house Mitsubishi Corp plan to build 43 new coal-fired units.

Liquefied natural gas will remain a key contributor to electricity production in the world’s biggest consumer of the fuel.

TEPCO seen losing

Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), owner of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant and the largest of the regional monopolies, is likely to be the biggest loser in the overhaul. Tokyo Gas and JX Holdings are among those targeting TEPCO’s 29 million customers.

Six other regional utilities have announced plans to sell electricity to TEPCO be eliminated.

Anticipating competition, TEPCO has dropped prices for some customers and targeted other regions in Japan. It is changing its logo and tying up with billionaire Masayoshi Son’s SoftBank Corp to package mobile phone and electricity supplies.

The second-biggest operator, Kansai Electric Power, is in a more precarious position as the utility most reliant on nuclear power before Fukushima. None of its plants have reopened, after a court order earlier in March kept two reactors at its Takahama plant shuttered.

“Because of the injunction on Takahama nuclear plant, we were forced to scrap plans to lower fees and we compare very unfavorably in price competition with others,” said Kansai Electric chief Makoto Yagi, when asked about the overhaul at a recent press conference.

Because the utilities still control the grids, they can charge high fees for access to them from newcomers to the industry. Plans to separate the transmission and generation business at the existing monopolies won’t be implemented until 2020.

All the players will be competing in a stagnant market. The industry ministry forecasts annual power demand to rise less than 0.1% to 981 billion kilowatt-hours by 2030 from 969.4 billion kWh in the year through March 2015 – and that is based on an optimistic assumption of 1.7% annual economic growth.

Confusion over profusion

Meanwhile, Japan’s airwaves have been bombarded with the profusion of new entrants advertising various plans and packages to supply power.

Tokyo Gas and Japan’s biggest refiner JX Holdings, which markets oil products under the Eneos brand, are offering discounts of around 10%.

“Given so many options, I still don’t know which service works the best for our family,” said Shinei Sato, a 70-year-old musician who lives in Tokyo with his wife and son. He says he is leaning toward choosing Tokyo Gas, as “we use gas anyway and it is a brand we can trust.”

Companies such as railway operator Tokyu Corp and Mitsubishi, which is joining forces with Japan’s second-biggest convenience store chain operator Lawson, are linking power sales to Internet and cable TV services or offering point programs and even free recipes services popular among cooking-buffs in Japan.

Mitsubishi and Lawson Inc have set up a joint venture. The new company, MC Retail Energy Co Ltd, has been receiving advance orders for electricity services since February. As the first convenience store in Japan to enter the electricity retailing business, MC Retail Energy will mainly supply households and small offices.
MC Retail Energy’s electricity supply will be centered around the Kanto region. Under its “Machi-Ene” brand name, MC Retail Energy said it is aiming to provide electricity services that offer “dependability”, “good value” and “convenience” to local communities. Notice of MC Retail Energy’s services will be issued through Lawson’s approximately 4,000 convenience stores across the Kanto region.

Marubeni is tying up with online retailer giant Rakuten and aims to win a 5% market share by 2020. It is offering a menu of services under which part of consumers’ bills pays to support Ghibli’s museum and its effort to preserve nature.

A survey late last year by advertising agency Dentsu showed 80% of users will consider a switch to new suppliers, with price their top priority when making a selection.

(c) Copyright Thomson Reuters 2016.

General election campaigns kick off in S.Korea

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160331_25/

 

Campaigns for South Korea’s parliamentary elections kicked off nationwide on Thursday.

All 300 seats in parliament are up for grabs in the quadrennial election to be held on April 13th. Lawmakers will be selected either through direct elections or proportional representation.

In central Seoul, one of the most contested constituencies, candidates of the ruling and opposition parties delivered speeches or shook hands with voters on the first day of their campaigns.

Opinion polls show that the ruling Saenuri Party is likely to win a majority in the race. But its support rate has declined after a scandal over the party’s selection process for candidates surfaced.

Legislators in the governing party who are close to President Park Geun-hye obtained the party’s endorsement while others not close to her did not.

Attention is focused on whether the party can maintain a majority in the national legislature and whether it can boost its standing.

The results may affect Park’s management of her government with less than 2 years of her term remaining.

The results are also expected to influence the presidential election scheduled for December next year.

Her Husband ‘Seemed Sensitive, Kind, Intelligent, Liberal, and Feminist . . .’

http://theothermccain.com/2016/03/28/her-husband-seemed-sensitive-kind-intelligent-liberal-and-feminist/

 

Oh, that was a very bad omen, really. It is difficult for me to imagine what a “feminist” husband would be, considering that for more than four decades, feminists have argued against marriage, per se.

Exactly why would a feminist want a husband? This is the great riddle.

Fish don’t need bicycles and feminists don’t need men. Such was the doctrine proclaimed by Gloria Steinem, anyway, but nevertheless some women ignore these contradictions and thus, sadly, we have the phenomenon of The Feminist Man. These seem so rare they may be entirely mythical — unicorns, minotaurs, mermaids, Feminist Men.

In theory, a relationship based on a radical egalitarian ideology seems possible. However, feminism’s doctrinaire belief that men and women are fundamentally the same (androgynous) and that there are no natural distinctions between them, inevitably raises the question, “Why”?

That is to say, if men do not possess any specifically masculine traits or characteristics that she admires, why does she associate with him? What purpose does The Feminist Man fulfill? What is his value to her?

According to feminist theory, masculinity is an artificial product of patriarchy, socially constructed by the gender binary within theheterosexual matrix. The male has no essential raison d’être in the feminist scheme of things. He is entirely useless and irrelevant and it is impossible to imagine how a woman who finds males attractive — desirable and perhaps even necessary — could call herself a “feminist.”

Nevertheless, despite these ideological contradictions, The Feminist Man is alleged to exist, and here is the tale of a woman who married one:

I lived happily — blissfully unaware how happily — for 14 years with a man who seemed sensitive, kind, intelligent, liberal, and feminist. We were deeply in love and the kind of couple people looked up to. My marriage was permanent; it defined my future. Two years ago, I would have told you we were unshakable. I couldn’t imagine a scenario that could break us up. My husband was also, to all outward appearances, happy. He enjoyed life and was uniquely easygoing and content. Those qualities made him a joy to chat with, to vacation with, and to live with.
Then my husband woke up one day feeling a little “gender-fluid.” Within three months he developed the conviction that he was a woman and he “came out” to everyone he knew. . . .
He cried because someone “misgendered” him. He cried because his shoulders were too broad for his new dress. He cried because he couldn’t completely eradicate the stubble on his face. He cried because his new habit of flipping his hair back with a limp wrist had gotten him mistaken for a gay man. . . .
He got counseling and joined support groups, where he “learned” that he was “literally” a woman, and not just someone who identified as one. He announced to all comers thathe’d found his “true self” and had become “happy” for the first time in his life. His alleged happiness didn’t stop him from spiraling into an even deeper despair. He became suicidal. He was prescribed antidepressants. He adopted bizarre beliefs and became hysterical if anyone questioned them.
All interests were abandoned for endless monologues about transgender rights and his “gender identity.”

 

Yeah, she married The Feminist Man, and when he turned out to be not actually a man at all — well, she was deeply hurt by this. She searched online forums of other women who had gone through a similar trauma:

This is just the transgender experience. Narcissism, sexual dysfunction, partner neglect, childishness, temper tantrums,lack of impulse control. Tell me again why this is a normal human variation?
It didn’t matter that I thought my marriage was stronger than most, that I thought that my husband was smarter and kinder than most.This was my inevitable trajectory.

 

Inevitable? Well, if you find The Feminist Man attractive — so “sensitive”! so “kind”! so “liberal”! — what do you really expect? Somewhere behind that “easygoing” façade, your husband was slowly losing his mind as he gazed into the abyss of existential despair. To repeat: The male has no essential raison d’être in the feminist scheme of things.

Feminism is a philosophy that declares men to be utterly useless. It is astonishing how so many women are eager to advocate “equality” — i.e., the eradication of all social distinctions between male and female — and yet do not follow this argument to its logical conclusion.

“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools . . .”
Romans 1:22 (KJV)

Once a society embraces certain ideas — syncretistic paganism, for example — the descent into madness is really just a matter of time.

Women soccer players cry sexism over lower salaries

http://newsmachete.com/?news=1584

 

Women soccer players are upset that they are not paid as much as men! It’s discrimination! Or is it?

Five key members of the United States women’s national soccer team, the reigning World Cup and Olympic champion, have filed a federal complaint charging U.S. Soccer with wage discrimination.

In the filing, the five players contend that the women’s team is the driving economic force for U.S. Soccer, the governing body for the sport in America, even as its players are paid far less than their counterparts on the men’s national team, said their lawyer, Jeffrey Kessler.

The women’s players are salaried employees — the top players are paid about $72,000 a year by the federation — but they contend that even with that extra income, their bonus structure means they earn far less than their male counterparts, who receive money from U.S. Soccer only if they are called to the national team.

Ok, now can you guess the real reason why women are paid less? Deep, deep, down in the article it is mentioned in passing in a single sentence.

It could be argued that men’s sports deserve a financial edge because they are more popular, draw bigger crowds, generate far more money in ticket sales and corporate sponsorships.

Exactly. The audience for womens’ soccer is tiny. Why should they expect to get paid as much as the men when they generate only a fraction of the interest? Another example of fraudulent claims of “I’m doing the same work as men but not getting paid the same salary.” The women may be playing the same game, but they are not generating nearly as much revenue as the men, and their salaries reflect that. If anything, they are probably overpaid.

Child molester behind NC perverts in girls bathroom law

 

http://newsmachete.com/?news=1576

It turns out that a convicted child molester was behind the push to allow boys in girls bathrooms in North Carolina:

North Carolina’s largest city passed a law Monday allowing transgender people to choose public bathrooms that correspond to their gender identity, which the governor had called a threat to public safety and warned that the General Assembly may step in.

The former president of Charlotte’s LGBT Chamber of Commerce has resigned after he came under fire from a conservative group, which noted that he is on a sex offender list and questioned his role in supporting the city’s expanded nondiscrimination ordinance.

Chad Sevearance-Turner had been the president of the chamber, which supported the newly expanded ordinance that gives legal protection for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Sevearance-Turner was arrested in 1998, when he was 20, and charged in Cherokee County, S.C., with a “lewd act, committing or attempting a lewd act upon a child under 16.”

The president of the LGBT group was a child molester. Surprised? Meanwhile, here is a result of the law they passed:

It was a busy time at Evans Pool around 5:30pm Monday February 8. The pool was open for lap swim. According to Seattle Parks and Recreation, a man wearing board shorts entered the women’s locker room and took off his shirt. Women alerted staff, who told the man to leave, but he said “the law has changed and I have a right to be here.”

No one was arrested in this case and police weren’t called, even though the man returned a second time while young girls were changing for swim practice.

This is the “civil right” that perverts are demonstrating for, the same “civil right” that companies like American Airlines and Dow Chemicals are threatening to boycott North Carolina for, for outlawing this perversion.

Just for the Record: The Upcoming ISIS Attack on Canada

http://tsecnetwork.ca/2016/03/27/just-for-the-record-the-upcoming-isis-attack-on-canada/

 

An ISIS inspired or ordered attack on Canada is a direct possibility. Should it occur tomorrow or a year from now, a chorus of voices will express surprise and shock.  The main narrative from pundits and politicians will be “We never thought it could happen here.”

Just for the record, and from an open source intelligence point of view, here are the “indicators and warnings” of an attack on Canada which will occur based on either orders from ISIS or by someone in Canada who is inspired by the Islamist/ISIS ideology.

 

INDICATORS AND WARNINGS

  1. Where will it occur

In order for an ISIS inspired or ordered attack to take place, a local network of sympathetic followers is required for logistics support (food, shelter, transportation, comms etc).  This means Montreal, Mississauga or Calgary as the most likely locations.  Other include Ottawa and the GTA.

 

  1. An ISIS inspired attempt to take over parts of Maisonneuve College is already underway

Five Maisonneuve College (CEGEP) students left to be ISIS fighters in Syria and Iraq in January 2015 while a further four Maisonneuve students tried to leave Canada in May of 2015.  Another two students from Maisonneuve College have been arrested and are in jail awaiting trial.  They (allegedly) had the components for a pressure cooker bomb and were ready to carry out a domestic attack.  They had expressed interest and sympathy for ISIS and had tried to leave Canada, but their passports had been revoked.

An attempt has been made by Maisonneuve College to take over control of parts of the library and other facilities. The police have been called due to violence on campus  The staff union at the college has made a formal complaint about violence and intimidation of the staff.  Who is identified as being at the centre of this problem? One of the students who tried to leave Canada for ISIS.  More on this sordid affair can be seen at La Presse in their article titled: Tensions et intimidation au collège de Maisonneuve by Gabrielle Duchaine, 19 February 2016.

 

  1. Canada has had three recent terrorist attacks inspired by messages from Islamists

The murder of Warrant Officer Vincent (Oct 2014) and the attack on Corporal Cirillo/Parliament Hill  (Oct 2014) and the attack on the recruiting center in Toronto (March 2015) all have clear ties to Islamist influence.  Despite claims of them being “lone wolves” at least the first two had ties to other individuals and organizations of an Islamist nature.

 

  1. Arrest of Kevin Mohamed (March 2016)

Kevin Omar Mohamed, 23, was arrested and charged with five terrorism related offences 25 March 2016.  He was a member of the Waterloo University Muslim Student Association (MSA).  The MSA in Canada has a rather long list of alumni who have become ISIS suicide bombers, ISIS propagandists, jihadist fighters, martyrs and leaders in Islamist organizations.

Of general interest, he was also an engineering student, which informed observers will note is rather common for Islamist terrorists.

 

  1. The Muslim Student Association may be a recruiting mechanism for extremists and terrorists

As noted above, the Muslim Student Association of Canada has been at the centre of recruiting for extremism. This has been an issues since at least the early 1980s.  Ahmed Sayed Khadr was a University of Ottawa student and a member of the MSA when he wasradicalized in the early 1980s.  The list of students from Algonquin College and the University of Ottawa by itself is rather discouraging, but others from across Canada show this is not a localized problem.

 

  1. Canada has a long term problem with extremist groups

A number of extremist groups have been operating in Canada since the 1960s. Among them are the Muslim Brotherhood, Hizb ut-Tahrir and the Iranian sponsored Khomeneists. Each one of them has an ideology which is political (i.e. Islamist), supremacist and anti-democratic. Despite the size and power of these organization and their extremist agenda, little is done to address them.

 

  1. The Government of Canada has several “interesting” Members of Parliament

The current Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs is Omar Alghabra.  Referring to the Brussels attacks, he stated in Parliament that he is angry that terror groups pretend to speak in the name of Islam.  Yet he is also on the record as saying that HAMAS (Muslim Brotherhood) and Hezbollah (Iran) are not terrorist groups.  Does he mean that they do speak for Islam?  Mr. Alghabra is also on the public record as saying he is in favour of Sharia for Ontario.  A variety of other political figures have interesting views as well.

McCallum extends the “relaxation of certain administrative requirements” for immigration

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=31352

Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship John McCallum pledged during the High Level Meeting on Pathways for Admission of Syrian Refugees in Geneva, to continue to resettle refugees from Syria throughout 2016 and beyond.

In an official statement on March 30, 2016, McCallum said the federal government intends to resettle in Canada up to 44,800 refugees, the majority of them being Syrian. According to Mccallum, this level triples the number of refugees Canada has resettled in recent years.

Mccallum noted that Canada has several multi-year commitments under way including for Congolese, Eritreans and Colombians and that Canada will also continue to resettle individuals from other nationalities identified by the UNHCR and private sponsors.

“Complementing this commitment, Canada will play a leading role by providing training and technical support to other countries to help increase the number of global resettlement spaces; working with the World University Service of Canada to explore opportunities to expand the Student Refugee Program; and by providing a one-year extension of the relaxation of certain administrative requirements,” Mccallum added.

Mccallum has recently said that “the processing times are much too high and through the actions we are taking today, we will begin the very important process of reducing those processing times in coming years.”

The federal budget for 2016-17 which was tabled on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, by the Minister of Finance Bill Morneau, revealed that 45,000 Syrian citizens will become Canadians this year. More than 25,000 Syrian refugees have already settled in Canada by February 2016 and additional 20,000, of whom 10,000 are regarded as “government-assisted Syrian refugees”, are expected to arrive in Canada during the current fiscal year. Upon arrival, all Syrian refugees are granted Permanent Residence and after three years they will be eligible to apply for citizenship.

Minister Mccallum said in Brampton, Ontario on March 8, 2016 that the federal government will open its door more widely to refugees from other parts of the world by admitting 51,000 to 57,000 refugees and protected persons in 2016, as well as 2,800 to 3,600 humanitarian admissions, supporting others in need. This will include about 18,000 privately sponsored refugees. The grave majority (45,000) of the refugees are Syrian.

Nintendo Fires @AlisonRapp, Who Hates #GamerGate and Supports Pedophiles

pedophile supporting and child porn supporting feminazi fired from Nintendo

 

http://theothermccain.com/2016/03/30/nintendo-fires-alisonrapp-who-hates-gamergate-and-supports-pedophiles/

 

Last month, I wrote this:

Irony much? @AlisonRapp is an advocate of perversion who hates#GamerGate. She is an enthusiastic promoter of Japanese anime videogames that have been criticized as fantasy fodder for pedophiles and, in fact, Ms. Rapp has denounced as “censorship” the criminalization of child pornography. Twisted freaks like Ms. Rapp are welcome on Twitter’s platform, whereas criticism of self-described pedophiles like Nicholas “Sarah” Nyberg will get your account suspended in the name of “Trust and Safety.” Makingcunnilingus jokes about teenage anime characters? That’s OK with Twitter. Calling Anita Sarkeesian a totalitarian ideologue, however, could be construed as “targeted abuse.” . . .
The methods by which progressive Thought Police silence dissentinvolve blatant double-standards, raising all kinds of questions about what the world will look like once the forces of “social justice” have destroyed every possible source of opposition to the weird agenda that @AlisonRapp and @srhbutts are permitted to promote on Twitter.

Alison Rapp was employed in public relations for videogame maker Nintendo. This became controversial when it was discovered that in 2012, Rapp wrote a thesis entitled “Speech We Hate: An Argument for the Cessation of International Pressure on Japan to Strengthen Its Anti-Child Pornography Laws.” This was featured on her LinkedIn page, which also lists a conference proposal in which Rapp wrote:

 

At the University of Minnesota, I conducted work on a variety of intersectional topics related to gender, sex, queerness, and new media . . .
Prior to my work at the University of Minnesota, I conducted research at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota on bisexuality in Tokugawa Japan, representations of women in Nintendo’s popular Legend of Zelda series, depictions of gay and lesbian relationships in yaoi and yuri (two genres of manga written by and for heterosexual women but about MSM and WSW), and on how the West and Japan regulate real and fictional child pornography.
I have a continued interest in LGBT/queerness and technology, including the internet and tech, but also other media such as manga, comics, television, and pornography.

Quite simply, Rapp is a defender of child pornography, particularly as it relates to her “continued interest in LGBT/queerness.” This may be tolerated at Augsburg College and the University of Minnesota, but is it what Nintendo wants in its public relations department?

For some reason — and I don’t even pretend to understand the background — Rapp was associated with the anti-#GamerGate forces, and#GamerGate activists exposed Rapp’s pro-pedophile activism, much as they had previously exposed Nicholas “Sarah” Nyberg’s pedophilia.

The claim that Rapp is a victim of “harassment” — which some of her supporters call a “witch hunt” — requires us to ignore the history of what it was that led to #GamerGate. A group of feminists, including Anita Sarkeesian, had begun accusing the videogame industry of sexism. These so-called SJWs (“social justice warriors”) were very interested in blackmailing the industry into hiring their friends and firing their enemies. Basically, they wanted to punish game makers from hiring heterosexual males, and also to punish these companies for producing games that heterosexual males enjoyed playing. Everything in the multi-billion-dollar videogame industry, from its employment policies to its products and marketing, was targeted by this feminist bullying campaign.

#GamerGate was a grassroots rebellion against these forces of political correctness, to prevent the industry from being taken over by SJWs. That someone like Alison Rapp, a promoter and defender of genuinely vile perversions, should have been considered fit to hold a public relationsposition at a major company like Nintendo, shows just how deeply into the crazy vortex of “social justice” the industry has descended.

The irony, of course, is that Sarkeesian and her feminist allies had made “objectification” of women in videogames a target of their criticism — proof, they said, that the industry was run by sexists. Yet what is “objectification,” in this context, except the depiction of women in ways that appeal to heterosexual men? In other words, feminist criticism of “objectification” is really a way of saying that men’s entirely normal interest in women is wrong. But while Sarkeesian does not want men ever to see a good-looking woman in videogames, she is perfectly willing to support Alison Rapp, the pro-pedophile advocate of “LGBT/queerness” in “manga, comics, television, and pornography.”

Seriously, go examine the case against Alison Rapp. She has never disavowed any of her controversial views, never apologized or said she was mistaken in defending child pornography.

“The Queering of Feminism” means that students like Alison Rapp are indoctrinated in an anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology which no one on campus is permitted to criticize. Subjected to cult mind-control methods, young feminists graduate college with the fanatical conviction that the only wrong kind of sexual behavior is normal sexual behavior.

Japanese “manga” pornography depicting lesbian schoolgirls? Perfectly acceptable to a Third Wave feminist like Alison Rapp, and acceptable also to Anita Sarkeesian, a Commissar of the Feminist Thought Police who willaccuse you of “vile harassment tactics” and “gendered abuse” if you disagree with her opinions. Trying to get men fired from their jobs in the videogame industry? That’s not “vile,” that’s social justice.

Speaking of social justice, remember that SJWs Always Lie. In fact, what got Alison Rapp fired had nothing to do with #GamerGate:

Nintendo of America provided the below statement to Mashable.
Alison Rapp was terminated due to violation of an internal company policy involving holding a second job in conflict with Nintendo’s corporate culture. Though Ms. Rapp’s termination follows her being the subject of criticism from certain groups via social media several weeks ago, the two are absolutely not related. Nintendo is a company committed to fostering inclusion and diversity in both our company and the broader video game industry and we firmly reject the harassment of individuals based on gender, race or personal beliefs. We wish Ms. Rapp well in her future endeavors.

What kind of “second job” do you suppose Ms. Rapp was working that was “in conflict with Nintendo’s corporate culture”?

she was a cam girl?

http://archive.is/H186u

 

Amy Schumer Will Tell You What to Think (And You Must Comply)

http://theothermccain.com/2016/03/29/amy-schumer-will-tell-you-what-to-think-and-you-must-comply/

 

What can I say about @AmySchumer? Only what I have said so often before: Feminism Is a Totalitarian Movement to Destroy Civilization as We Know It, and the kind of “humor” that emerges from a totalitarian death cult is Amy Schumer’s stock in trade. She is the 21st-century heiress to the caustic legacy of Roseanne Barr, Rosie O’Donnell, Janeane Garofalo and Margaret Cho. Schumer arguably has great talent as a clown, but her stock-in-trade is the expression of resentment, which makes her hugely popular with women who share a similarly resentful attitude. If you’re my age — 56, and old enough to remember the Great Standup Comic Cable TV Bonzanza of the 1980s — you’ve seen this act before. There is a familiarity to Schumer’s deliberately vulgar routine (“We are whores. . . . I’ve taken the morning-after pill the night before”) and yet you may not recognize where this style comes from.

Basically, she is a feminist version of Andrew Dice Clay. “Feminist humor” is merely a reversal of that over-the-top sexist act, a type of humor that male comedians are no longer allowed to employ.

This is why so many young guys (and by “young,” I mean, under 40) react to the strictures of political correctness as badly as they do. Young guys have grown up in a world where so much is off-limits — sexist, racist, homophobic or otherwise “offensive” — that they feel like they’re cornered and under surveillance by the Thought Police. And so they delight in saying Things You Are Not Supposed to Say, an atavistic impulse. Look, I have never in my life felt the need to hurl certain slurs at women. There are some words (hint: starting with “C”) that you simply do not say, certainly not if you wish to take the high ground in opposition to feminists. Nor do you score any points for the cause of heteronormative patriarchy if your stock response to a feminist’s argument is to call her fat, ugly and “unf–kable.” Even if a feminist looks like John Goodman in drag, you probably don’t want to be the guy to point this out.

 

Amy Schumer Breaks Down in Tears
Over Body Image: “It’s Been
a Struggle My Whole Life”

Permit me to explain, to any clueless young men who might read this, that women are keenly aware that they are judged by their looks. Whether she is thin or fat, pretty or plain, there is no such thing as a woman who is not conscious of her own appearance, and who does not have some general sense of where she ranks in the hierarchy of attractiveness.

A reasonably good-looking woman, by the time she’s 18 or 19, knows exactly why the guy she meets at a party or in a bar is so eager to talk to her. And here is your cosmic thunderbolt of eternal truth, young man:Women are extremely judgmental.

Trust me when I tell you this, young man. Do not ever imagine that you can evade a woman’s radar in terms of what she wants.

One way to be a loser is to waste your time trying to overcome a woman’s instantaneous default “no.” You could spend years arguing with losers on pickup artist (PUA) forums about tactics, but you are never going to change human nature. Every woman’s default response is “no,” and if you can’t cope with rejection — if you don’t learn to walk away the minute she signals disinterest — you are squandering valuable time and energy.

Some guys (the upper 10% or 15% of overall attractiveness) can score reliably enough in almost any pickup scenario that they don’t really need “tactics” at all. What the rest of you fellows must learn is to stop wasting time trying to convert a “no” to a “yes,” or brooding over your failures.

Guys, if you’re at a frat party, when you approach a girl, understand this: She has sized you up — evaluating you in terms of your desirability — before you even say a word to her. Therefore, if her response to your opening line is not a total green-light reaction, take it in stride and move on. Just remember there are 3.5 billion women on this planet.

Maintain your cool, young man. Don’t flip out, don’t get angry, and don’t let yourself become demoralized by the fact that this girl shot you down. Just keep on blowing down the road, Mister Breeze.

Women are extremely judgmental, as I say, and once you figure that out, every variety of nonsensical feminist whining about “objectification” and “beauty standards” is exposed as rank hypocrisy. But I digress . . .

Amy Schumer is allowed to get away with doing the kind of vulgar sexual humor that might destroy a male comedian’s career nowadays. It was hilarous, back in the day, the first time I saw female stand-up comics “working blue,” as they say. The novelty factor has long since worn off, however, and what we increasingly see is women using sexual “humor” to score political points, rather than actually entertaining anyone who isn’t down for the feminist agenda. Now we must pay attention to this:

 

Amy Schumer has scolded “The Bachelor” host Chris Harrison for calling a contestant “complicated,” as if it’s a negative characteristic of a woman.
“There is nothing wrong with ‘complicated’ women Chris Harrison,” Schumer tweeted. “You treated it like something she should fight. A women shouldn’t try to be less complicated so as to hopefully attract a man. And she shouldn’t find value in herself just because a dude liked her. Come on bro.”
On Monday night, the show’s “Women Tell All” special aired, where past contestants from the current season come together to discuss what went wrong and get one last opportunity to tell the bachelor (this year, it’s Ben Higgins) what is on their minds. One contestant, Jubilee Sharpe, told Harrison that Higgins didn’t see her “complicated past as a huge obstacle,” to which Harrison called her complicated twice.
“I know you can’t control how complicated you are,” he told Sharpe. “You might be complicated, and I know you stir the pot sometimes, but I hope you realize you’re a pretty special woman, and I really appreciate you coming here and opening up the way you did.”

 

See? Amy Schumer is playing Thought Police here. While I make a point of avoiding toxic “reality TV” garbage like The Bachelor, and really don’t want to discuss that phony drama, Harrison wasn’t saying anything offensive. And pardon me for disagreeing with Ms. Schumer in her role as Commissar of Feminist Thought Police, but men are entitled to their own opinions about the traits they like or dislike in women.

Lecturing men that there’s “nothing wrong with ‘complicated’ women” may make Amy Schumer feel good about herself, and a thousand of her fans can show their agreement by retweeting her lecture, but that is not going to improve Jubilee Sharpe’s prospects for marital success. For all I know, maybe Jubilee Sharpe will make some lucky guy a wonderful wife, but when a woman speaks of herself as having a “complicated past,” couldn’t this be viewed as a flashing caution light for any guy evaluating her as a potential bride? Marriage is a high-stakes game, and it is best for a man to be careful in assessing his selection.

 

Why do you suppose 34-year-old Amy Schumer has never been married? Perhaps, like feminists generally, Ms. Schumer is against marriage.

“Marriage means rape and lifelong slavery,” Ti-Grace Atkinson declared, and her comrade Sheila Cronan called marriage “cruel and inhumane.”One could cite many more examples of feminists denouncing marriage as a prison, an institution in which women are oppressed by male supremacy, and so it would be insulting to any woman who calls herself a “feminist” to presume she has ever had any desire to marry a man.

Isn’t it also true, however, that Amy Schumer is “complicated”? This is the case with most feminists, really. They are “complicated,” they have “issues,” and their political agenda is transparently a matter of rationalizing their grievances and justifying their resentments.

This is not to say that Amy Schumer (or any other feminist) does not have actual reasons to be resentful. The problem with feminism, as with any other radical egalitarian ideology, is that rearranging the world to fit a political agenda is a poor substitute for dealing with your own problems as an individual. The Commissar of the Thought Police may think she is “empowering” women by unleashing her wrath against a TV personality who says something she considers offensive. But does this typical example of feminist bullying tactics actually help anyone?

Jubilee Sharpe says she has a “complicated past” — an orphan from Haiti adopted by an American couple — which she doesn’t think will be a “huge obstacle” to finding true love in the future. Who knows whether she is right or wrong? But why scold Chris Harrison for repeating the word she used to describe herself? It’s a TV show! It’s entertainment!

Is it really necessary — is it helpful to anyone — to turn a silly TV show into a Gender Studies seminar? And why is it wrong for Chris Harrison to imply (not that he actually said this) that “complicated” women are viewed negatively by men who are looking for wives? Is it not true that Jubilee Sharpe was involved in a lot of conflicts with her fellow contestants on the show? Isn’t this the sort of “complicated” behavior that guys want to watch out for when they’re assessing women? No matter how good-looking a woman is, do you want to get seriously involved with her if she doesn’t “play well with others”? This is just common sense.

Here’s some more common sense: Why is a tall, handsome, athletic, successful guy still a bachelor at age 26? A guy like that, you’d figure, he would already be married, or at least in a serious relationship. Do you think Ben Higgins might have a “complicated past,” too? “We dated for a year and a half before I broke up with him,” his ex-girlfriend told The Starlast year, and here’s a story saying Ben and his ex-girlfriend are still buddies, despite his engagement to Lauren Bushnell, the lucky “winner” of the Bachelor show. What’s the deal there, huh? What do you think the odds are that Ben and Lauren are going to be “happily ever after”?

A cynical attitude toward “reality TV” romance is certainly appropriate. You live long enough, you become cynical about a lot of things, including any woman who calls herself a “feminist.” Let the young man beware:Feminists hate you, and there is no point wasting your precious time on the kind of woman who likes to hang out with Gloria Steinem.

 

There are two kinds of feminists: Sluts with herpes and crazy lesbians. No, wait — three kinds, because some crazy lesbians have herpes, too.

Happy heterosexual women don’t need feminism. They actually like men. They don’t blame their personal problems on innocent men. Happy heterosexual women don’t sit around crying about their “body image” issues. They take responsibility for their own lives and solve their own problems. They don’t guzzle tequila at frat parties, pass out and wake up the next day with some dude whose clever line was, “Nice tattoo.” Whatever her problems or disadvantages in life may be, the happy heterosexual woman does not need ideology to rationalize her failures. She does not lash out at men as scapegoats for her resentments.

This is why the feminist is always either (a) unhappy or (b) not heterosexual. Young men should recall this advice:

Guys: Learn to take a hint. Learn to walk away.
If a woman tells you she is a feminist, say nothing and walk away.
No feminist wants to hear what a man has to say, and life is too short to waste your time taking to feminists. Just walk away.
Leave feminists alone, and then they can complain about that.

Honestly, guys, you never want to be Inside Amy Schumer.

 

Toronto Imam: Muslims should not rely on the state, but on Islam

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=31252

 

Shaykh Said Rageah (الشيخ سعيد راجح) was born in Somalia and in the late 80sn moved to North America. Rageah has a Bachelor’s in Islamic studies and a Masters in Shari’ah and he has had several posts over the years, including: founder of Masjid Huda in Montreal and Masjid Aya in Maryland, advisor for Muslim Youth magazine, and member in the Aqsa Association.

He is also the founder of both Muslim Magazine and Al Aqsa Association, and served as the Chaplain at both the University of Calgary and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT). He served as an Imam at the Abu Hurairah Mosque in Toronto, the Chairman for the Journey of Faith Conference and as an instructor for the AlMaghrib Institute.

In a Friday sermon at Manchester Al-Furqan Mosque, Said Rageah called on Muslims to avoid relying on any state. Rageah supported his position by quoting a Quranic verse in which Allah says: “And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion.” According to Rageah, the best and only alternative for Muslims is to choose Islam.

The following are excerpts from Rageah’s sermon (Published on YouTube on April 26, 2012):

(05:31-07:03): “We have to learn how to change ourselves, and the first step is my brothers to the faith in Allah (إخوة في الله), one of the steps of change is for us to be independent.

You know what independent means? It means: You should not rely on anyone other than Allah, the most glorified, the most high, (الله سبحانه وتعالى).

“It means that you should put your trust in Allah, the most glorified, the most high, (الله سبحانه وتعالى), not international nations, not international governments, not this state, that state, but on Allah, the most glorified, the most high, (الله سبحانه وتعالى), because regardless what you’re trying to do they will never be out there for your benefit and they will never be happy with you until you became a follower, until you became a follower.

“Not become like them because Allah says (لان الله يقول): ‘And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion‘ (ولن ترضى عنك اليهود ولا النصارى حتى تتبع ملتهم). Allah said: they will not be pleased with you O Mohammad, they will not be pleased with you O Muslim, until you follow their footsteps…”

(10:33-10:49): “So if you want the change, first step of change is be independent, be yourself, do not follow anyone else footsteps. Choose Islam.”

 

Abdi Hersy, the Imam of Abu Bakr Musallah in Calgary, Alberta and a prominent voice in Calgary’s Somali community, expressed a similar idea.

The following are excerpts of Imam Abdi Hersy’s speech, which was uploaded to YouTube on March 4, 2015:

“So that ideology, you know I came to Canada, freedom starts here, if you mean freedom being disobedient to Allah, the most glorified, the most high, be my guest, but that what it is. You have to choose either Allah, the most glorified, the most high, or Canada.”

The Canadian Shiite cleric, Syed Hassan Mujtaba Rizvi, Pakistani born who grew up in Canada, has also dealt with the issue of relation between Muslims the state.

Here is an excerpt of Hassan Mujtaba Rizvi’s sermon (Janaury 30, 2011):

My affiliations are with Iran, because my affiliation with Canada would mean that if in Canada there was something for me to affiliate by, that was given to me by Allah, I should have affiliation with Canada.

But when I look towards Allah, and I see that He has affiliation with Iran, has no affiliation with Canada with America, I say: I have affiliation with Iran.

“Do I have an affiliation with the country that I was born in? No. Why Should I have affiliation with the country that I was born in? That’s a very shallow way to look at it. Like, I was born in Pakistan, so I start having affiliations because I was born there.

“I should have some standards for my affiliations, meaning I landed here, the airport that you have, I’m not sure what it is, but I landed at this terminal, because I landed at this terminal I started having affiliations with it.

“Is it a right thing for me to do? I landed in Jhelum [airport in Pakistan] so now with Jhelum, because I landed there, should I have affiliation? No. My affiliation should be based on Allah Glorified and Exalted be HE has.

“Does Allah, Glorified and Exalted be He, want to see people being oppressed in the world? Does He want to see that? He doesn’t. He wants to see people acting with each other with justice. ‘We have already sent Our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and the balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice’ [Koran, Surat al-Hadid, 25].”

“The purpose that we have sent the prophet is that everybody should act with each other with justice. The Law of Allah should be the deciding factor for the society to live in, and at the moment the Law of Allah Glorified and Exalted be He, is being implemented in only one country, and that is Iran. So, my affiliation is going to be automatically there. It’s not because I look like I’m from Iran.”

See also:

Toronto Imam: Muslims should hire only Muslims; do business only with Muslims

Canadian Imam visiting Sweden: refugees should spread Islam in hosting country

Toronto Imam: Muslims did not carry out Charlie Hebdo and 9-11 attacks

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