WATCH What Happened As Soon As Bernie Sanders Walked Onto ‘The View’ Set

Bernie Sanders, a self-declared socialist, wants to become the president of the United States so he can supposedly affect social change. With his big win over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire on Tuesday, he’s one step closer to realizing his goal.

Socialism, according to Websters dictionary is, “a way of organizing a society in which major industries are owned and controlled by the government rather than by individual people and companies.” Socialism is also counterproductive to capitalism, the current economic system at work in the United States. Websters makes a distinction between the two defining socialism as “a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done.”

On Thursday, Bernie Sanders was on The View, celebrating his victory. As soon as Sanders came on stage, all the hosts of the show stood up, and gave Sanders a warm embrace, noticeably different the welcome Mike Huckabee, a Republican presidential candidate, received when he was guest on the show in December.

For Sanders, the studio audience was seemingly elated as they maintained a long, standing ovation and loudly chanted “Bernie, Bernie!” After receiving hugs from the talk-show hosts, and acknowledging the roaring applause from the crowd, Sanders took his seat. After a question or two from the hosts, Sanders immediately started describing his socialist positions.

He immediately dived into income inequality, calling for the United States to be a “nation of fairness.”

Commenting on student loan debt post-graduation Sanders asked, “We’re punishing people for trying to get an education. What sense is that?” Instead, Sander’s proposes that college should be “tuition-free.”

Sanders then equated Wall Street executives as criminals. Sanders stated over the last 20 years the redistribution of wealth has gone from the middle class to the richest 1 percent. Sanders reiterated President Obama’s campaign line calling for large multi-billion dollar corporations to pay, “their fair share” in federal taxes.

Sanders said assault weapons should not be sold in the U.S. and likewise, said he wants to work with President Obama to expand instant background checks.

When asked about Michael Bloomberg running as an Independent Sanders commented, “I couldn’t live with that if the result was we elect some right-wing Republican.”

Sanders concluded his visit to The View by calling for judicial reform stating too many African Americans and Latinos are imprisoned, and stated the government needs to do more to combat unemployment in African American communities, which he claimed was higher than 50 percent.

What Lady Gaga Just Said About Her Super Bowl Performance Makes Beyonce’s Look Even Worse

One could say Lady Gaga has a history of using shocking antics to stir controversy and draw attention to her music, a practice which made her rich and famous the world over. The pop star, who once wore a dress made of raw meat at MTV’s Video Music Awards to protest the military’s onetime policy toward gays, sang the National Anthem at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday.

Noticeably absent from her critically acclaimed rendition of the Star Spangled Banner were her antics, but Extra caught up with the singer after the game, and Gaga had a chance to describe the experience.

It was really amazing, the athletes were just kind of majestic standing up there, singing for the fans in the stands and all over the world, it was so cool. I just thought about the lyrics and what they really mean. They’ve been around a long time, so I thought about what they mean now, I just sang from my heart.

It’s kind of ancient history stuff, in the Greek and Roman history, performing for the greatest athletics in the world is the highest honor. I’m Italian and European, so for me it was such an honor as an American.

Speaking about the jets passing above, Gaga commented, “I promised myself I was going to look up to see them, because that would be the only time.” Gaga was with her mom, Cynthia, who expressed her motherly pride: “I’m very proud, but she was proud and honored to sing for her country.”

Born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta on March 28, 1986 in Yonkers, N.Y., Gaga attended New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. Grammy, People’s Choice, and Golden Globe winning Gaga is a celebrated American singer, songwriter, and actress.

Calling For Media Integrity In An Age Of Lawlessness

When multiple California newspapers report on the court battle over AB 775, they lie by omitting and distorting facts.

They say the state law mandates providing accurate information to pregnant women about contraception and abortion. But the state has unlimited resources at its disposal for this purpose. AB 775, in fact, requires pregnancy care centers – whose cause and faith is life – to encourage clients to seek abortions at taxpayer expense.

This law compels speech; it defies state and federal constitutions. Integrity in media requires the truth that care centers are being compelled to act as agents of the state in violation of their constitutional rights. Even the judge acknowledged this as she ruled against the centers; this too went unreported. People of California need to compel integrity in our sources of information.

Courts decide against the Catholic school that fired a food services employee when it learned he was in a homosexual marriage. The court says his constitutionally absent right to work trumps the free exercise of faith claim of the school. What media fail to report is the man lied on his application for employment regarding his domestic status. That alone is grounds for termination; holding it back is more evidence of media dishonesty.

Presidential candidate Ted Cruz is roasted by the Washington Post and the Canberra (Australia) Times for claiming rapes rose in Australia following implementation of anti-gun legislation. The papers accuse Cruz of fudging facts because – they say – there was no dramatic spike in rapes after banning firearms.

But the truth – which even the papers acknowledged – is rape has enjoyed a steady rise in Australia. Media simply put words in Cruz’s mouth he never uttered and castigated him with the truth he actually spoke.

Some would say these are examples of the media reporting facts and confining analysis to editorial pages, as they should. But reality is when facts are omitted or spun – as they are in these cases – it is the facts themselves that suffer. We are entitled to expect a little integrity from those who want to supply us with information.

The right does it too. I recently read an article lambasting Barack Obama for spying on Israel. Our president and his regime have stabbed Israel in the back on numerous occasions, but it is just as true that Israel spies on us – and has been caught at it. Truth is truth, and we are all obligated to it.

Pundits love to opine about the demise of print versus electronic media. They cite instantaneous quality of internet and social media alongside egalitarian access to the new platforms. Reality is – though these media are as thick with inaccuracies and fabrications as print press – people think them more reliable. But equal access is real; there are so many voices in the new media it is possible to listen to enough of them – and sift what is heard – to triangulate on something true.

Yet smorgasbord information is not itself the answer. The authentic alternative is a public requiring recognizable truth, and willing to do its homework to secure it. It is a movement within media of re-dedication to letting the truth stand for itself. It is corporate rejection of the notion what we believe true is served by distortion of facts in its favor.

That answer is furthered by re-commited digging to the roots of a story. Perhaps the coverage of AB 775 wasn’t deliberately falsified. Maybe the writer accepted at face value what she was told by the law’s enforcers. But if that is journalistic integrity, we need no reporters. The latest press release from the government will do.

El Nino and California’s drought are the next opportunity for journalists to rise or sink. Last fall, secular science predicted high rainfall for California from the returning El Nino – a warm water current periodically off the California coast. They ruled out significant snowfall, the most important factor in relieving the worst drought in state history. As predicted, rainfall is overwhelming, but snow levels are also wonderfully plentiful throughout California’s mountains. So far the media has conveniently forgotten the no-snow prediction for El Nino – never mind thanking a God Who intervenes to bless people when they pray (2 Chronicles 7:13-14) – as we did for a year-plus prior to the Trifecta of Repentance last September.

We acknowledge the drought is far from over; as people of faith we credit God’s mercy and grace for so-far-relief. My question? Will media show real integrity here? Will people of faith continue to pray and repent to God (Matthew 5:33-37) – and confront media (Matthew 10:26-27) – over simple integrity?

 

Girl Walks Into Class With Trump Sticker On Laptop… Something SICK Is Done To Her

We hear it nearly every day — our universities need to be a “safe space” for students.

But it appears one university didn’t worry too much if a young woman who supports Trump was free from harassment by a Black Lives Matter supporter. What the BLM activist did to the woman when he saw she supported Trump is an outrage.

Clifford Durand, a Black Lives Matter supporter attending St John’s University in New York City, was unhappy when 20-year-old Brianna Algazali walked into class with a Donald Trump sticker on her laptop computer. So he began tweeting that he was going to attack the girl and threatened to smash her computer.

At one point Durand tweeted out, “7000 retweets and I’ll smash this b***h’s computer.”

Four hours later the tweet had been re-tweeted over 16,000 times and someone finally told Algazali her picture and a threat against her safety was all over the school.

Algazali immediately went to the school administration to complain that she was being threatened. That wasn’t all she did, though. Eventually she tracked down Durand and they began to argue. The young woman demanded that Durand delete his tweet to which witnesses say he replied, “make me.”

At one point Algazali was so upset she threw her drink at him.

Durand then punched Algazali in the neck or chest, an action Durand admitted to on Twitter.

“SHE THREW HER STARBUCKS AT ME AFTER CUSSING ME OUT AND SHE GOT SHOVED IN THE NECK,” Durand tweeted after Algazali confronted him about his earlier threatening tweet.

Durand later deleted the admission.

School administrators are saying they are investigating the incident, but Durand has not been suspended so far. In fact, no serious action has been taken at all thus far.

The school also released a statement saying, “Thank you to everyone who reported the incident to us. This type of behavior will not be tolerated. Public Safety is handing the situation. Safety is our top priority. Any student in violation of our Code of Conduct is subject to our conduct process.”

As to Algazali, the New York Daily News reports she said she didn’t want to talk about the situation during the school’s investigation.

“St. John is handling it right now I don’t want to say anything,” Algazali said. “They’re handling it the best they can, but I fear for my safety”

h/t: The Daily Mail.

Watch: 2 Police Officers Shot Dead, Sheriff Reveals Chilling Reason He Thinks It Happened

The incident started Wednesday with a lunchtime disturbance at a busy Panera restaurant in Abingdon, Maryland. It ended with two sheriff’s deputies dead and the man who killed them slain by fellow officers.

“We’ve lost two brothers,” said former Harford County Sheriff L. Jesse Bane.

Although witnesses were stunned and trying to make sense of the tragedy, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler knew why it happened.

“He certainly targeted them. The suspect certainly took that action because (one slain deputy) was wearing a police uniform,” he told the media Wednesday, speaking of David Evans, 68, a grifter who often was at the restaurant.

On Wednesday, police were called because Evans was at the restaurant again. One deputy entered the restaurant.

“He (Evans) just took out his gun and shot him in the head right after the officer just asked him, ‘How was your day?,’” witness Sophia Faulkner said.

“All the people who were in there and witnessed this, in talking, think that it was probably a man who knew what he was doing with a gun because he shot directly into his head. I mean, the (officer) did not have a chance,” said Lynn Faulkner, Sophia’s mother.

Evans fled the restaurant, then shot and killed the second deputy. At least two deputies shot at Evans and killed him.

“He’s a frequent visitor in there. I’ve seen him myself in there. He kind of hangs there. He’s a homeless, disheveled man,” Lynn Faulkner said.

Evans was wanted on a warrant in Florida for assaulting an officer and was also wanted in Harford County.

The names of the deputies were not released as of Thursday morning. Both were taken to hospitals for treatment after being shot, but doctors were unable to save them.

“They’re both two outstanding deputies who served the citizens of this county faithfully,” said Gahler.

“We can hope and pray that the community will band together to give something back to those families — because it’s horrific,” Lynn Faulkner said.

“Today was a terrible reminder that the men and women in law enforcement risk their lives on every call,” said a statement released by Harford County Executive Barry Glassman. “As we grieve together in the spirit of community, let us also honor the service and sacrifice of these two fallen heroes.”

 

h/t: CBS Baltimore