ATV goes off air, ending 59-year broadcast history

http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1252138-20160402.htm

 

ATV has gone off the air, ending its 59-year run as the world’s oldest Chinese-language broadcaster upon the expiry of its free-to-air television licence.

As the clock struck midnight, the screen faded to blue, followed by static, before RTHK assumed control of its two analogue channels following a short delay.

The Director of Broadcasting, Leung Ka-wing, said the transition went very smoothly, noting that there were only a few short minutes of delay before RTHK successfully took over transmissions.

RTHK will provide services daily from 6:30am to 1:30am, on the two channels named RTHK 31A and 33A. Leung said roughly 80-percent of the population should be able to receive transmissions, and the station will work to boost that to 99 percent within the next three months.

Crowds of people showed up at ATV’s Tai Po headquarters to bid farewell to the broadcaster. After it stopped broadcasting, around thirty staff members briefly walked out of the building, and waved to the cheering crowd before heading back inside.

The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Greg So, said not only has RTHK stepped in to take over the analog channels, HK Television Entertainment has also started to transmit its digital free television programme channel, ViuTV, through radio waves.

So said these new free TV services will provide additional programme choices for viewers, and he hopes that Hong Kong’s television industry will be brought to a “new height.”

New absentee voting for S.Korea’s general election

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160403_02/

South Korea is introducing a new absentee voting system for the general election to be held on April 13th.

The new system will allow those who are away from their voting districts on the election date to cast their ballots for the candidates of their choice. They will no longer have to preregister as legitimate voters.

They are only required to show their IDs at any of the approximate 3,500 polling stations to be set up across the country.

The advance voting will be held on April 8th and 9th. This will be the first nationwide parliamentary election to be held under the new system.

South Korea’s election committee expects it to help boost voter turnout.

Canada New Democratic Party President: “Party Too White”

http://en.cijnews.com/?p=31586

 

The president of Canada’s far left, New Democratic Party (NDP) Rebecca Blaikie issued a statement,lamenting her party’s “whiteness”.

The party’s president had this to say in an interview with the CBC; “I think the party’s too white, I think all parties are too white. But so are we, and so let’s start doing some better outreach and acknowledging that, so we can change the look of the folks around the table”

She suggests that in Canada – a country where the population is 85%+ white – there are too many white political party members. Blaikie makes no mention of which of her white coworkers should be relieved of their duties from the NDP vis-à-vis affirmative action.

Using her platform as a tool for patent political-grandstanding, she continues on with her virtue-signaling rant, “Sometimes you just need to own things, and say them out loud, in order to do a better job at them, [but] I think our politics around diversity are excellent.”

Rebecca Blaikie takes no issue with the fact that her party blatantly rejects diversity when it comes to opposing viewpoints. New Democratic Party leader, Thomas Mulcair has said that individuals who oppose abortion – or support any limits on abortion – are immediately disqualified from membership in the New Democrat Party, going as far as calling them “anti-choice”.

This in essence is how the political left view diversity. All it means is a quota of ethnic minority individuals who share the same values and believe the exact same things as the self-avowed moral superiors on the left who employ them. The goal of diversity is twofold. Firstly, to further the neo-Marxist narrative of minorities as proletariat victims of the aforementioned “white people” – and secondly, is to be wielded as an arsenal for self-aggrandizement.

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Calgary Police Double Standards? ‘Heil Hitler’ vs ‘White Power’

 

 

 

Ezra Levant of TheRebel.media reports:

Over the weekend, a Calgary man shouted “White power” at anti-racism demonstrators. During a run in with police, an officer shot the man.

Contrast this with what happened last summer in Calgary, when Muslims chanted “Heil Hitler” at pro-Israel demonstrators — and cops stood by, doing nothing.

And remember: that summer pro-Israel rally was held to protest an earlier incident of police indifference: the assault on a Calgary Jewish family during a riot by Muslim thugs — who were only charged under pressure by Levant and Sun News.

Why the double standard? Why are the police so cowardly?

And stay tuned for my startling revelation about who was behind that “anti-racism” rally over the weekend — and about Calgary chief of police’s new career path!

Update: @fyeahmfabello Is Still Crazy (Beware of the Feminist™ Brand)

http://theothermccain.com/2016/04/01/update-fyeahmfabello-is-still-crazy-beware-of-the-feminist-brand/

 

Melissa Fabello is the editor of Everyday Feminist who hates white people, heterosexuality and men, not necessarily in that order. She’s alsoBFFs with Anita Sarkeesian, Commissar of the Feminist Thought Police.

After spending about 36 hours writing a massively serious piece about feminism’s radical theology, I checked back into the online world this morning and discovered there had been an uptick of traffic to the post I wrote about Fabello in February. What happened? This happened:

 

Well, I’m glad Ms. Fabello appreciates my concise summary of her anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology. Feminism is a movement of crazy women, by crazy women, for crazy women — a democracy of the demented — and everyone else must be excluded and silenced, so as not to disturb the lunatics who are busy running this asylum.

 

“Melissa Fabello never wants to hear a word
any heterosexual white man has to say.
Mellisa Fabello doesn’t believe heterosexual white
men have anything to say that anyone else
should ever hear. Melissa Fabello is a feminist,
and the First Rule of Feminism is ‘SHUT UP!‘”

She deliberately dehumanizes men, a psychological projection expressing her sadistic desire to enact punitive revenge on a male scapegoat.

Melissa Fabello’s neurotic maladjustment would be between her and her therapist, were it not for the way in which feminist ideology serves to rationalize this kind of warped narcissistic tendency, justifying her antisocial traits by blaming all her problems on patriarchy. And there are enough crazy women in America — many of them even crazier than Melissa Fabello — to make this a powerful political movement.

Well, the Feminist™ brand is a hot commodity nowadays, because the Democrat-Media Complex has spent the past three years promoting it in anticipation of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Once you understand that partisan politics explains why we have been incessantly bombarded with this “Strong Empowered Woman” message lately, it is possible to obtain a sort of objectivity about it. Of course, the Feminist™ brand is still a form of mental poison, but it is important to keep in mindwhy this crypto-Marxist sludge is being poured into our culture.

When feminists aren’t busy moaning about “objectification” in the media or hyping the latest “campus rape epidemic” hoax, they can usually be found on the Internet offering to talk to your daughter about gender andsexuality. If you have a teenager who isn’t confused about sex, feminists want to help her become confused. Melissa Fabello’s site Everyday Feminism is devoted to promoting LGBTQIA sexuality, but the one letter you’ll never find in the Alphabet Soup Acronym Rainbow of Sexuality is “N” for normal. LGBTQIA is what 21st-century feminism is all about:

Until I started studying radical feminism, I never thought of “normal” as an achievement, but Feminism Is Queer, as Professor Mimi Marinucci has explained. Feminist theory condemns heterosexuality as “the ideology of male supremacy,” and denies that behavioral differences between men and women are natural. Any apparent differences between men and women are socially constructed by the gender binary within the heterosexual matrix (see Judith Butler, Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, 1990). Feminism seeks to abolish gender in order to achieve “equality” by establishing an androgynous society in which the categories “male” and “female” cease to have any significance.

If all you knew about sex and gender was Third Wave feminism’s endless celebration of androgynous confusion, you might suppose that very few young people in the 21st-century are normal. However, while researchers have recently observed “a slight increase in self-reported bisexuality,” the vast majority of Americans (substantially more than 90%) are heterosexual, despite every effort of feminists and LGBTQIA activists to convince Americans that heterosexuality is bad and wrong.

“Right now, today, as of writing this, I identify as queer. But I didn’t always. And no, I’m not referring to that awkward, uncomfortable time in my life where I knew that something felt ‘off,’ but I couldn’t quite place it, and so I paraded around in the charade of ‘straight.’ I mean that a few years ago, I identified as homoflexible. And before that, a lesbian. And even before that, bisexual.”
Melissa Fabello

 

Because feminists consider normal behavior either (a) tedious or (b) oppressive, the LGBTQIA crowd gets a disproportionate share of attention. This explains the proliferation of narcissistic adolescent Special Snowflakes™ who have figured out that being a weirdo is an easy way to get attention. Feminism in 2016 is a lot of 19-year-old Tumblr bloggers with facial piercings and green hair claiming to have some kind of mental disability (e.g., self-diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder) and a bizarre sexual/gender identity. You really have to feel sorry for these kids’ parents, trying to explain to their relatives why Heather, a former valedictorian who until a couple of years ago seemed so happy and normal, changed her major from Business Management to Gender Studies and now insists that she is a “non-binary demiromantic pansexual genderqueer” whose pronouns are “they” and “them.”

Nothing is more pathetic than upper-middle-class suburban white kids claiming to be “oppressed,” which is what LGBTQIA feminism is mainly about, and anyone who thinks Melissa Fabello is a Victim of Society is an even bigger fool than Melissa Fabello is, a difficult feat.

Question: Why does Melissa Fabello want to talk to your daughter about sex? I mean, why are feminists constantly on the Internet — like scary weirdos in a chatroom, really — talking to girls about sex? Am I the only one who notices the vaguely creepy aspect of this?

“Woo-hoo! I’m queer! You’re queer! Being queer is awesome!

Ted Bundy had his VW Beetle, John Wayne Gacy had his clown costume, and queer feminists have YouTube channels. OK, maybe that analogy was too harsh, but is it really necessary for every sexual deviant in America to have a YouTube channel about how awesome it is to be a sexual deviant?

 

“Watch me do air-quotes around ‘lose’ your ‘virginity,’ girls, because it’s only a social construct. By the way, you should masturbate more.”

OK, she doesn’t actually say that in the video, but this is the attitudeconveyed when feminists talk to girls about sex on the Internet, which they seem to do more or less 24/7 nowadays. Ever since Laci Green parlayed her YouTube “sex education” channel into a full-time career, every Gender Studies major with a WiFi hookup is all over the Internet offering their advice on gender and sexuality to kids. There is such a vast surplus of feminist sex blogging, you have to wonder whether it’s really about “education” or whether these weirdo women are just exhibitionist freaks who get off talking about sex to teenagers.

It’s 2016, right? Instead of driving around in a van asking kids to help you find your puppy, you just get yourself a YouTube channel.

Pardon my harsh analogies, but sex is not so difficult to figure out that we need entire brigades of feminists on the Internet to explain it to young people. Believe it or not, before there was an Internet, some of us learned what sex was — and even managed to perform it successfully — without ever watching a Laci Green video. Maybe kids have gotten a lot more stupid in the past 40 years, and therefore they need this kind of step-by-step instruction (“How to Locate Your Vagina”), but I doubt it.

Have you noticed that the feminists who want to talk to your daughter about sex are never married moms with daughters of their own? No, it’s always some degenerate like Jaclyn “I’ve Gone Down and Dirty With Strangers” Friedman who thinks she’s qualified to offer sex advice.

Well, sure, if you want your daughter to grow up to be a Crazy Cat Lady (and maybe get herpes, too) feminists can tell her how to do that.

Under no circumstance will Melissa Fabello listen to anything a “white dude” has to say about anything. To be male is to be wrong, the feminist believes. Melissa Fabello knows everything, and “white dudes” know nothing, but men are “afraid” to admit that they are intellectually inferior to her. Their masculinity is “fragile,” whereas she is the cheerful epitome of psychological strength, self-esteem and confidence.

You must never question Melissa Fabello’s identity, you see, whereas her entire career is about attacking the identities of others (except teenage girls, to whom she likes to talk to about sex). Perhaps the people she accuses of “erasure” were merely wondering why Ms. Fabello, the queer/lesbian/homoflexible who considers herself so infinitely superior to males, would be in a relationship with a man. The greater mystery, however, is why a man would want to be in relationship with her.

Does the “male feminist” just have a profound masochistic tendency? Does he crave the reluctant embrace of a woman who hates him? Is he aroused by being ridiculed and taunted about his inherent inadequacy?

https://twitter.com/Not_RSMcCain/status/715321128928063488/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Is it even possible for a feminist to love a man, and if so, how? These are questions Melissa Fabello never addresses when she’s recording YouTube videos telling teenage girls how awesome it is to be queer. If men are so utterly heinous that any expression of male sexual interest in women must be denounced as “objectification,” why would a feminist want a man to be sexually interested in her? There is no logic to it at all. It is whollyirrational for feminists to be in relationships with men, as the Leeds Revolutionary Feminists declared in their 1981 manifesto (available under the title Love Your Enemy? The Debate Between Heterosexual Feminism and Political Lesbianism) that accused heterosexual feminists ofcollaborating with the male oppressors of women. Some may imagine such radicalism is a relic of the past, but just last month Meghan Murphy published a rant denouncing “capitalist patriarchy,” condemning “gender roles that are rooted in domination and subordination (i.e. masculinity and femininity),” and describing feminism as a movement “to build a society wherein men don’t feel entitled to sexual access to women.”

Men can never be allowed “sexual access to women” — such is the logical conclusion of the feminist syllogism, at any rate. Lesbian separatists who have spent decades living in a commune in the hills of Alabama are at leastlogical in their approach to avoiding “capitalist patriarchy.” Inexplicably, however, Melissa Fabello hasn’t joined a separatist commune.

Wait, did I say “inexplicably”? No, I didn’t mean that. Because of course, I probably could explain why Melissa Fabello’s anti-male rhetoric is contradicted by her continued intimate association with males. Alas, that would be “mansplaining” and, as previously noted, Ms. Fabello never wants to hear anything a heterosexual white male has to say.

https://twitter.com/Not_RSMcCain/status/715950065160994816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

If anyone needs advice on how to be normal, I’m available. Being normal isn’t much of an achievement, but for feminists, it’s impossible.

 

Jessica Beraldin, Ottawa teacher, accused of sexually assaulting student

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/jessica-beraldin-teacher-sexual-assault-1.3516323

A 30-year-old Ottawa teacher has been charged with sexual assault, sexual exploitation and making sexually explicit material available to a child, police say.

Jessica Beraldin was charged Thursday and appeared in court Friday, where she was released after a surety posted $1,000.

Police allege a “sexual relationship” began between Beraldin and one of her students while Beraldin was employed by the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

The court ordered her to have no contact with the alleged victim in person, electronically or through social media. She also can’t go near parks or anyplace where children under 16 are present unless her surety is with her.

The investigation began in mid-March. Police would not say when the relationship is alleged to have occurred.

The incident occurred at the school during business hours, according to Ottawa Police Const. Chuck Benoit.

Investigators say there could be more victims.

 

Teacher suspended, school board says

Beraldin taught students from Grade 7 to 9 at Mother Teresa High School. The school board said she has been suspended with pay.

Denise Andre, the school board’s director of education, said in a statement the board was co-operating with police.

“I truly regret that such conduct has allegedly occurred at one of our schools. The number 1 priority for our board is the continued safety and well-being of each student,” she said in the statement.

Students who Beraldin taught in past years at the school say they are shocked.

Several students CBC News spoke with said she was their favourite teacher and “more of a friend than a teacher.”

“If you had problems, you could discuss it with her,” said one male student.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ottawa police sexual assault and child abuse unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5944, or phone Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS) — toll free at 1-800-222-8477.