Friday, November 28, 2014
For the first time all week, President Obama is right about something: Native Americans are the only ones who have a legal right to object to illegal immigration
CHICAGO — If you think the previous truthbomb of a post with the video at the tail end of it angered a lot of white conservatives, just wait until you see this one!
On the National Day of Mourning, President Obama held an event at his current residence of Chicago, proving that unlike the lazy bums in power in the US House of Representatives (and, in about a month, the US Senate), he never takes a day off from his job because he really don't have that luxury.
In the video between 10m:00s and 10m:34s, President Obama says the same thing every Native American and liberal has been saying for the longest time in the nation.
"If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, 'Well I don't want those folks,'" he said. "Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans."
That bit of truth really caused the brain-damaged conservatives to go unhinged and call him a every racist name in the book, from the n-word to traitor.
In truth, the only traitors to America are the conservatives. They have a 35-year history of supporting illegal foreign companies invading the US illegally. They have a long history of defending October 14, the day that a real illegal alien, Christopher Columbus, came onshore 522 years ago. Finally, they have a long history of defending genocide against Native Americans, whether it is the Trail of Tears or whatever.
So, in short, conservatives need to shut up. Or go back to Europe.
PHOENIX, Ariz. — It is extremely rare to see people telling the truth when it comes to immigration.
That is why the video below is such a gem.
During a racist anti-immigration rally that happened between 2009 and 2012, a Native American male showed up and broke up an illegal assembly by white supremacists who supported the since-stricken Senate Bill 1070.
"You're all fucking illegal! You're all illegal," yelled the man, pushing a baby stroller, at the bigots. "We didn't invite none of you here. We're the only native Americans here!" he continued.
The unidentified man continued to berate the racist bigots, who seemed uninterested in engaging him as they began to disperse.
"Get on with your bogus arguments," he yelled. "We're the only legal ones here!"
He then pointed to one of the anti-immigration signs (not seen on-camera): "Yeah, we should have put that sign up when you son-of-a-******* came! That represents blood spilled by Native Americans protecting this land from invaders!"
"Yeah, that's right. You don't want to hear the goddamn truth!" he continued as the crowd moved away from him. "Get on, *****! That's what that flag stands for. All the Native Americans you killed to plant your houses here. That's the truth. That's the truth."
Indeed that is the truth, no matter how much it offends white people. White Americans need to fix their own houses up before pointing fingers at others.
BELLEVUE, Wash. — There is big news concerning Xbox Music.
On Monday, word came down from Big Magenta that they are expanding their music freedom, effective immediately, to more than double the number of music services that they previously locked into the music freedom program.
Xbox Music, the default music service for Windows Phone 8+, was the first of those announced as joining the T-Mobile Music Freedom program, a feature that was mentioned during Uncarrier 6.0 mid-summer.
Joining Xbox Music are these following music services: Google Play Music, the default music service for the Android operating system; SoundCloud; RadioTunes; Digitally Imported; Fit Radio; Fresca Radio; JazzRadio; Live 365; Mad Genius Radio, radiopup; radio.com; Saavn and RockRadio.
Those 14 services join these following services that were the first added: ITunes Radio, the default music service for the IOS operating system and the very first service to be added to the Music Freedom program; Rhapsody, the second service to be added with the inclusion of its unRadio service; Black Planet; AccuRadio; GrooveShark; Radio Paradise; Songza; Spotify; IHeartRadio; Samsung Milk Music, a service installed by default on all Samsung mobile phones; Pandora; Rdio and Slacker Radio.
With Music Freedom, T-Mobile Simple Choice™ customers stream all the music they want on T-Mobile’s Data Strong™ network (2G/3G/4G/LTE) − data charges do not apply. And, not only is Music Freedom available for T-Mobile customers at no extra charge, it’s also completely free for music streaming providers. No backroom deals. No paid prioritization. Just you and your music − unleashed.
“Music Freedom is pro-consumer, pro-music and pure Un-carrier,” said John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile on Monday. “And today we’re taking another huge step toward our ultimate goal of including every streaming music service in the program. Anyone can play. No one pays. And everyone wins.”
The number of T-Mobile customers streaming music each day has jumped nearly 300%, and they’re streaming a whopping 66 million songs per day − or roughly 200 terabytes of data per day − on T-Mobile’s Data Strong™ network.
Music Freedom has also become a major draw to switch to Big Magenta. In a recent survey of US wireless users, 1 in 4 said that Music Freedom alone is a key reason they’ve switched or would switch to the Un-carrier.
While that is good news for T-Mob users, here is the bad news: the days of free streaming on Xbox Music on Windows 8 and 8.1, as well as on the web, are about to end.
On October 22, Microsoft announced that they will no longer allow for free streaming of music on Xbox Music on desktops, notebooks and tablets – on the app or online – after 23:59 Sunday.
"We are focusing Xbox Music to deliver the ultimate music purchase and subscription service experience for our customers," said the statement from Microsoft. "With Xbox Music Pass, you have access to millions of songs on your PC, tablet, Xbox, phone, and the web. Download music for offline listening and create playlists that automatically sync across all your devices."
There are some rumblings that music added onto Xbox Music from outside of app will also no longer be listenable, even if it can be listened to on another service like Windows Media Player.
What that means is that if you wanna take advantage of T-Mobile's music freedom on the Asus Vivotab RT, Surface 2, Surface 2 Pro, Nokia 2520, IPad, IPod or any of the Android tablets, you're gonna have to get an Xbox Music Pass subscription. One month costs $25.00. A one-month subscription costs 950 Rewards points for regular and Silver users and 940 points for Gold users of Bing Search Rewards.
REDMOND, Wash. — All right. All of you who whined about how Windows 8 and (to a lesser extent) 8.1 was nothing like Windows 7 is getting your wish on Windows 10.
In a word: be careful what you ask for.
Since everyone wanted Windows 7 features back on Windows 10, you're getting those features back in a big way.
And that includes the total loss of every Windows 8 feature of Microsoft's cloud service that most people praised.
Smart files (placeholders) are going away. Instead of making OneDrive in Windows 10 work like it does in Windows 8.1, it will instead revert to the way the sync client works elsewhere. That is, it will use selective sync like it does in Windows 7 (I never used OneDrive in Windows 7).
Why? Three reasons:
1. Because many users found smart files confusing. They would see the smart file on their PC, assume that meant the underlying file was there, and then go offline (on a plane, whatever) and discover they could not open the file. Outrage ensues.
2. Compatibility reason. Some applications—like Adobe Lightroom—don't work well with placeholders.
3. Reliability. Microsoft says that sync reliability was not where it needed it to be.
Here are the other things that Microsoft will do with OneDrive on Windows 10:
A new focus. With OneDrive offering unlimited storage and Windows shipping on ever-smaller devices with tiny (8 GB to 16 GB) storage allotments, even the placeholder files could quickly fill up a device. So OneDrive is being reengineered for this new world and will focus on:
1. Reliability first.
2. Consistency. OneDrive and OneDrive for Business will use a single sync engine and will work more like it does in the mobile apps (where OneDrive and OneDrive for Business are now accessible from a single app rather than two separate apps).
3. Scale. OneDrive has to scale to unlimited storage regardless of which device type you're using.
On Windows 10, you can access OneDrive in these ways:
Office. Newer versions of the Office apps – including Office Online – integrate with OneDrive (and OneDrive for Business) so that you can save to OneDrive by default and browse your own
Web. Navigate to onedrive.com from any PC/Mac or mobile device to browse your files and folders.
Mobile app. Microsoft provides a mobile app version of OneDrive on all popular mobile platforms (Android, iOS, Windows Phone 8+ and Blackberry) and on Windows 8+. These clients are basically app-based ways to browse your folders and files, and to download items to the device individually.
Sync clients. This is what we see on the desktop in Windows and Mac. The difference between the sync clients and the mobile apps is that the former support sync. You can configure folders—or in Windows 8+ even individual files—to be available offline. And they'll always stay in sync. The other advantage of OneDrive in Windows 8+, however, is that Microsoft provides a feature called smart files (sometimes called placeholders). These files let you see everything that is in OneDrive through File Explorer, even the files and folders that are only available offline. And they include meta data so that search, and certain apps, can work with them normally. When you open a placeholder file, OneDrive downloads it first and then opens it in the correct application.
Because the sync client in Windows 8.1 is so much better than the sync clients in Windows 7 – and is likewise superior to the separate sync client for OneDrive for Business in any of these platforms – I had hoped and expected that Microsoft would bring its functionality forward, both in Windows 10 –which is obviously based on a combination of Windows 7 and 8.1 – and on the Mac. And in OneDrive for Business, for that matter. And until the most recent build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, it appeared it would be doing just that.
But Microsoft is not doing that. Instead, it is using a new version of the sync client that, in this initial build at least, looks and works like the one in Windows 7. There are no smart files (placeholders). And you must instead use a "Choose what you want to sync" interface to manually decide which folders will be viewable on your PC and available offline. That is, you cannot see the files that are in OneDrive (but not your PC) and you cannot arbitrarily mark individual files to be available offline.
And what's more: Windows 7 is now losing a massive chunk of market share in the key North American market. The market share of Windows 7 in Canada and the States is down by almost half this year alone, due to the rise of Windows 8.1, which has strikingly similar features to Windows 7 (sans apps, of course). Windows 8.1 is expected to make up the majority of the US and Canada market share in early 2015.
And the chances of an April 27 release of Windows 10 has gotten dimmer, even as the consumer preview will be launched on January 10, 2015.
A bad trade off on OneDrive, but sacrifice is the thing that goes with the territory.
COLUMBIA — A report coming from sources on social media say that Bamberg-Ehrhardt will be ordered to vacate its Lower State championship game against Allendale-Fairfax.
You may remember that three years ago, the Tigers finished 8-2 and then Bamberg-Ehrhardt reported an eligibility issue. The investigation concluded on a Sunday, and the Tigers were forced to vacate all games except the 48-6 blowout win over Estill in the regular season finale.
However, the Tigers were not in any way involved in reporting the eligibility issue this time around, although the two teams have a nasty history with each other. Rather, sources also say that one of the Tigers' US Route 278 archrivals, Barnwell High School, was the school that reported it.
A review of an Operation Football Live Barnwell football player roster from last year shows that the player in question was on the War Horses last season. Aiken Area Progressive is not revealing the identity of the player.
Christ Church will have to wait to find out if they will continue to prep for the Red Raiders, assuming they can pull a Dreher and Camden out of the hat – but the chances of that is very slim, or if they have to prep for Allendale-Fairfax, and they will not have a lot of time to do so should the Tigers replace their US Route 301 foes.
The other three games today – W.J. Keenan v. Timberland, Newberry v. Dillon, and Lake View v. Hunter-Kinard-Tyler – will continue as planned. The Keenan Raiders, Timberland Wolves, Newberry Bulldogs and Dillon Wildcats will all square off at the new River Bluff High School in Lexington. The Trojans and Lake View Wild Gators will play at Benedict College up US Route 1 in Columbia.
We will keep you addressed on this developing story.
Thursday, November 27, 2014
NOTE: Unless something really dramatic happens, every post for the time being about Ferguson will be round-up posts from other sites.
We posted about the boycotts on Friday, which is Black Friday. Here are how some others in the media are covering it:
American celebrities take to social media with #NotOneDime and #BlackoutBlackFriday hashtags to call for Black Friday boycott over grand jury decision not to prosecute Darren Wilson for murdering Michael Brown in cold-blood [Telegraph]
‘Hands up, don’t shop’: Ferguson activists direct anger at police brutality into Black Friday boycott [Raw Story]
#NotOneDime: Ferguson Protestors Are Blacking Out Black Friday [The Fader]
Other Ferguson News:
“Most white people in America are completely oblivious.” Tim Wise with one of the best thinkpieces in United States history. [Raw Story]
The ten types of trolls you will encounter when you talk about white privilege, racism against African-Americans or police brutality in the States. Prepare to block or unfriend them if they respond to you in the condescending manner described in the link. [Huffington Post Impact]
Probably the only two times I will lift the ban on TIME Magazine as a source on here:
They (rightfully) defended the rioting in Ferguson. Rioting for justice will send the message loud and clear that African-American human lives will no longer be viewed as less important than property. [TIME]
Whites who feel targeted by the events of Ferguson, welcome to our world. We live being targeted by y'all every single day of the year. If you feel so offended by us targeting you, how about change your racist behavior. No more excuses. [TIME]
Internationally, the former USSR has been beating the brakes off the United States all week long over the States' sorry human rights record. I am ashamed to be an American, and at this point, everyone else who lives in this nation should be too. [Raw Story]
Because we will need it for all the racist shitbags, from the Disgusta Chronicle at 725 BROAD ST to your next door neighbor, that infect America with their disease like the black plague did to Europe over 500 years ago.
FERGUSON, Mo. — Look at the photos in this post.
It is of militarized vehicles like the Humvee, which was the hottest vehicle on the road back in the late 2000s, along with National Guardspeople. At the Wal-Mart on WEST FLORRISANT ST, ground zero for the protests against the genocide of African-Americans.
Pretty fucking obvious that this is no longer about protecting and serving. This is officially a domestic terrorist operation against African-Americans, and it is fucking disgusting. Foreign leaders need to come to this nation and arrest everyone of these fuckers who are waging a race war against African-Americans – from Jay Nixon on down to those in charge at the Ferguson City Council and every last one of their members and every last member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Thanks to Deray McKesson for the images. By the way, that Wal-Mart opens at 8:00 Friday, and if there is any silver lining here, no one is allowed to loiter for deals at the location.
This humvee is driving through the parking lot. #ferguson https://t.co/mWlgXuL2Px
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 27, 2014
Well, looks like this Walmart is officially closed. #ferguson https://t.co/N3xxRAOAgG
— deray mckesson (@deray) November 27, 2014
Richland County Sheriff's Department officers issue nonpology for vehicle with rims
COLUMBIA — A good chunk of people in the capital city are rightfully incensed after the Richland County Sheriff's Department was spotted sporting a vehicle with big rims earlier this week.
The anger was enough to force the sheriff's department to order the vehicle shown above offline, and answer harsh questions about the use of taxpayer money.
Lieutenant Curtis Wilson said that the car will be converted into an educational prop so that sheriff's officers who work with kids as School Resource Officers can teach kids about the dangers of drug use.
"Funding that we use to transform vehicles isn't tax dollars. Those tax dollars that we do receive are used for what they are intended for," said Wilson. "This vehicle, again, is being taken offline as a patrol vehicle and so we're going to find another use for this particular vehicle, and again we're gonna use it for our youth education program. It's being used with our school resource officers. Resource officers are in touch with our youth each and every day, they see what kids like and what they want to do and this vehicle will attract kids."
Whatever, dude. As a former news anchor, Lt. Wilson should know better than to try to spin this as anything but a waste of taxpayer dollars.
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FERGUSON, Mo. — If you wanna see how white people portray African-Americans today, look no further than an unidentified white person who was part of a grand jury filled to the brim with prejudiced white people.
On the day Brown was murdered in premeditated cold-blood by Ferguson police deputy Darren Wilson (August 9), the witness wrote in his or her journal: "Well I'm gonna take my random drive to Florissant. Need to understand the Black race better so I stop calling Blacks Niggers and Start calling them People."
During the afternoon, hours after the cold-blooded murder, the witness then wrote, "The cop got out left hand on face Right hand on gun. The Cop Screamed but I could not understand. Everyone was Screaming ... The big kid turned around had his arms out with attitude. The cop just stood there dang if that kid didn't start running right at the cop like a foot ball player Head down. I heard 3 bangs but the big kid wouldn't Stop ... Cop took a couple steps forward then backwards and the gun went off 2 more times. The last one on the top of the kids head. OMG the blood."
As far as Racist Robert McCullough's claims that African-Americans saw Mr. Brown charge at Wilson, who is the same height as Mr. Brown was, the diary destroyed that claim.
As Amelia McDonell-Parry tweeted on Monday night:
Bob McCullough can DIAF
— amelia (@xoamelia) November 25, 2014
I echo those sentiments wholeheartedly, AMP.
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Forget about the white-hot racist conservative pundits: hear from those actually impacted by President Obama's immigration order
One week ago today, President Obama issued an executive order on immigration, severely nerfing the conservatives' chances of stopping him and enraging the racist pundits on Fox News and elsewhere.
You heard more than enough from a bunch of racist Christopher Columbus sympathizers who hate people of color. Now, read and hear from those who are impacted. Via ThinkProgress.
Deyanira Aldana and her mother Clara Castro were two of those people who expressed strong emotional reactions even before the president said that he would extend deportation relief to parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents.
Deyanira, 20, is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and her mom is an undocumented immigrant who crossed into the country 17 years ago. The DACA program has granted temporary legal presence and work authorization to Deyanira. “This is a historic victory for the long battle we’ve been fighting for,” Deyanira told ThinkProgress prior to the speech, indicating that she had heard rumors that the action would potentially not affect her mother. “We’ve been here for a year fighting for our parents. My mom is not a parent of a U.S. citizen child so she will not qualify for administrative relief. It was a tough moment for me to find out that my mom wasn’t qualified… It might not be my mom’s turn, but it’ll eventually be soon. It gives me motivation and drive to help her.”
Deyanira’s mother Clara Castro told ThinkProgress in Spanish, “I was sad because I had hope. We will continue to fight. Just like we won this battle for upcoming years, it’ll be [my] turn to win a battle.”
“A lot of people are using the term bittersweet, but I don’t think that’s enough to describe the amount of emotion I’m feeling right now,” Deyanira said after Obama’s speech ended, voice still quivering because she was processing Obama’s announcement. “Unfortunately my mom didn’t qualify and I didn’t know how to call my brothers and sister and tell them that it wasn’t our turn. I told them to call mom and tell her we love her. I can handle it, but I don’t know how well she’s taking it. It’s heartbreaking.” Other organizers around her hugged one another and chanted, “My family is somebody and they deserve full equality.
“I’m looking forward to the millions of people across the country taking breaths together.”
Greisa Martinez, a field organizer with United We DREAM, came to the country when she was two months old and is one of the 16.9 million people to live in mixed-status families. Her siblings are U.S. citizens, a category of individuals whose parents could qualify for executive action. “The first thing is that my mother is undocumented and she has two U.S. citizen daughters so she would stand to benefit,” Greisa said, pointing out that she has already experienced the pain of losing a parent to deportation. “I called her earlier today and there was silence. She took a breath and she was able to breathe a little bit. For that to me — it means everything so it’s worth it. I’m looking forward to the millions of people across the country taking breaths together.”
As she walked over to hug another crying advocate Julieta Garibay, Greisa commended the president’s effort to do away with Secure Communities, a federal program that enables local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration officials when they have a suspected immigrant in custody. Greisa said, “specifically it’s really important to me … my father was deported six years ago because of the Secure Communities program. To know that after tonight and after victory of our community, less families will have to go through that. I think it’s — I want to call it a miracle because it was a lot of work, a lot of people.”
For her part, Julieta who’s been fighting for immigration reform for the past ten years, was overcome with emotion throughout the watch party. She had aged out of the last DACA iteration, but then went through a complicated marriage, divorce, and a status adjustment. She was there to support her friends and her family, but was disappointed to learn that some of her siblings may not qualify for deportation relief. “Realizing that people who want it, like my brothers and sisters, not all of them made it,” she said. “I know the pain and I feel frozen because you feel so much for this. You tend to be in shock. We’ll make sure that [Obama] will deliver for the rest of the people who didn’t make it.”
Last Thursday was a good day indeed. We need to make sure that we are welcoming to all law-abiding immigrants, no matter if they came here legally or not.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Chattanooga upsets Tennessee in women's ball
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — The Masters went down in flames on the road tonight.
Keiana Gilbert scored a career-high 27 points and made a critical block in the last minute Wednesday night as Chattanooga pulled the 67-63 upset of fourth-ranked Tennessee.
The score was tied 63-all with under a minute to go when the Volunteers' Andraya Carter made a backcourt steal and drove to the basket, but Ms. Gilbert packed the shot and Chattanooga's Alicia Payne got the rebound and was fouled. Ms. Payne was the dagger, making one of two free throws to put the Chattanooga ahead for good with 53 seconds remaining in the game.
Jasmine Jones scored a career-high 21 points for the Volunteers, which rallied from a 17-point deficit. But she also missed two shots in the final 22 seconds that would have either tied the game or put Tennessee ahead.
This marked the second straight time the Volunteers have lost at Chattanooga's McKenzie Arena. Chattanooga upset the Volunteers 80-71 24 months ago to spoil the Volunteers' head coaching debut of Holly Warlick.
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