Streisand: Trump Presidency ‘Terrifyingly Scary’

In an interview with ABC News on Wednesday after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, singer-actress Barbra Streisand weighed in on the possibility of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, both the front-runners in their respective political parties, facing off in next year’s presidential election. Streisand told ABC News chief White House correspondent Jon Karl that she was supporting Clinton and described a Trump presidency as “terrifyingly scary.” Exchange as follows: KARL: So I got to ask you — you’re in the midst of one of the craziest presidential elections — STREISAND: I was thinking, what if that was Donald Trump up there?  I couldn’t help thinking what would he say? This president is so eloquent, so dignified, so smart. And I thought — KARL: What would it have been like if Donald Trump was the one putting the Medal of Freedom around you? STREISAND: I probably would’ve choked It’s terrifyingly scary, but it’s funny. But scary. KARL: What do you make of what’s going on? STREISAND: I want Hillary Clinton to be president. We need a woman president. We need compassion. We need to have a person who comes from the heart and the brain, and experience. Experience counts. KARL: What would it look
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English Schools Must Teach Atheism In Religion Lessons, Court Rules

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Atheism must be taught as part of religious education lessons in British schools, the High Court has ruled. In a victory for three families supported by the British Humanist Association (BHA), the High Court ruled that Education Secretary Nicky Morgan had acted unlawfully in omitting non-religious views from religion lessons. The BHA had accused the Education Secretary of adopting a “skewed” approach to the religion syllabus taught in Britain’s state schools and failing to reflect the “diverse” nature of modern Britain. The government defended its position by saying that students should focus only on studying religious belief given the nature of the subject. However, High Court judge Mr Justice Warby ruled there had been “a breach of the duty to take care that information or knowledge included in the curriculum is conveyed in a pluralistic manner”. Currently, 15 to 16 year olds who study religious education look at a variety of religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Buddhism and Hinduism. The religions are taught in a comparative manner, and the subject is not compulsory. Representing the families, David Wolfe QC claimed there was concern about “the Secretary of State’s failure to comply with her duty of neutrality and impartiality as
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PICS: Economic Migrants Sew Lips Shut, Demand To Be ‘Shot’ In Protest At European Border

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Iranian, Bangladeshi, Pakistani, and Congolese migrants who are being stopped from furthering their journeys into Europe have taken to sewing their mouths shut with thread and embarking upon hunger strikes to draw attention to their campaign for Europe to completely remove all border control processes. AFP reported that men who say they are from Iran have been camping on the tracks of the railroad on the border between Greece and Macedonia. Meanwhile, dozens of other migrant activists have been counterintuitively scrawling the name of their countries of origin on their heads, or wearing hats to show that they are in fact not from countries considered dangerous enough for them to qualify as refugees. One sign in the crowd reads: “Shoot us or save us, we never go back. We want freedom. We are Bangladeshi. Save our life” Others read: “Open the border, Pakistan” and “Freedom of movement” – aping the European Union’s language in the Lisbon Treaty. Another few signs held up say: “Stop Racism” and “We Are Sorry France But We Are Not Dangers”. The migrants in question are coming from countries such as India – a country with a space programme, Morocco, Bangladesh – a parliamentary democracy ranked as “partly free” by Freedom
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Rush Limbaugh Tells ‘The True Story of Thanksgiving’

On his Wednesday radio program, conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh continued his annual tradition of tell the “true story of Thanksgiving,” which he originally detailed in a passage in his 1992 book, “See, I Told You So.” According to Limbaugh, the story had been mischaracterized over the years and the true success story of the Pilgrims stems from their rejection of socialism to ultimately become a thriving settlement. Partial transcript as follows (courtesy of “The Rush Limbaugh Show”): “The story of the Pilgrims begins in the early part of the seventeenth century… The Church of England under King James I was persecuting anyone and everyone who did not recognize its absolute civil and spiritual authority. “Those who challenged ecclesiastical authority and those who believed strongly in freedom of worship were hunted down, imprisoned, and sometimes executed for their beliefs.  A group of separatists first fled to Holland and established a community. After eleven years, about forty of them agreed to make a perilous journey to the New World,” across the Atlantic Ocean, “where they would certainly face hardships, but could live and worship God according to the dictates of their own consciences. “On August 1, 1620, the Mayflower set
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Seahawks DE Michael Bennett: Cops Killing Black People a ‘Form of Terrorism’

Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett was a guest on ESPN Radio’s “Dan Le Batard Show” Wednesday and spoke on the “Black Lives Matter” movement. In September, Bennett said the “Black Lives Matter” movement is “more about the social injustice” of the people that are “supposed to protect them.” Bennett reiterated that point again on Wednesday, and then took it further by telling show host Dan Le Batard that the police killing black men is a “form of terrorism.” “It just feels like nothing is really changing. We see a lot of black men getting killed by the police and I’m just hoping something changes and we talked about the ‘Black Lives Matter’ thing and that’s one of the things we were talking about,” he said. He added, “People should be protecting us and the police is one of them and every month we find out another black man is murdered and I feel like that’s a form of terrorism, too. We talk about Paris and, it’s not blowing up a building or anything, but at the same time it’s killing our own people and it’s happening from the people that’s supposed to be protecting us.” The star defensive end went on to say that the “social injustice” now is the same as
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