No matter what you think about the standoff in Oregon, this video shows rancher LaVoy Finicum was a man who was just trying to get by. All he wanted to do was feed and water his cows, and to take care of his family. It is stunningly heartbreaking that a man who merely wanted to keep his livestock fed and watered was shot down in a dispute over the federal government’s totalitarian control of public land.
If you know the story of the “Oregon Standoff,” this video will make you cry. A good man, who just wanted to feed his cattle, was gunned down in Oregon, standing up to a government that stole water meant for his livestock. He was so angry with a government that made his already hard life, harder, he took a stand. This is the plight of ranchers across America who are barely subsisting under the Obama administration.
Share this video liberally. Our government killed a good man. A man who was just trying to get by, and who was just trying to take care of his family.
Rest in peace, LaVoy, rest in peace.
BURNS – Oregon standoff spokesman Robert “LaVoy” Finicum was killed and other top leaders of the wildlife refuge occupation were arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officials stopped vehicles about 15 miles north of Burns.
Authorities did not release the name of the person who died at the highway stop, but two sources told The Oregonian/Oregonlive that it was Finicum, 55, of Cane Beds, Arizona, one of the cowboy-hat-wearing faces of the takeover.
audio statement from witness:
State police later confirmed that troopers were involved in a shooting about 4:30 p.m. along U.S. 395 about 20 miles north of Burns.
Ryan Bundy, 43, of Bunkerville, Nev., suffered a minor gunshot wound in the confrontation and was arrested.
Also arrested were his brother, Ammon Bundy, 40, of Emmett, Idaho, Ryan W. Payne, 32, of Anaconda, Mont., Brian Cavalier, 44, of Bunkerville, Nevada, and Shawna J. Cox, 59, of Kanab, Utah. They were charged with conspiracy to impede federal officers, a felony.
Finchum’s daughter said her father was to be part of the entourage going to John Day.
Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore said that Ammon Bundy called his wife, Lisa Bundy, from the back of a police car on Tuesday night.
Fiore, a vocal supporter of the Bundy family, said that Ammon Bundy told his wife that Finicum was cooperating with police and had put his hands up. Then, Fiore said, Bundy told his wife that he watched police shoot Finicum three times. She said that Ammon Bundy also said Finicum was on the ground when he was shot.
Finicum on Monday said in a radio blog interview that he sensed heightened activity from federal law enforcement.
Winston Churchill once said, “An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile—hoping it will eat him last.”
From Pamela Geller
“Italy covers up naked statues, bans wine for visit of Iranian President Rouhani,” by Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch, January 25, 2016:
When in Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Muslim sensibilities. When in non-Muslim countries, non-Muslims should conform their behavior to Islamic sensibilities. That is the dictum that Western authorities increasingly follow.
“Italy covers up naked statues and bans wine for visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,” by Umberto Bacchi, International Business Times, January 25, 2016:
Italian authorities covered up naked statues exhibited at a world-famous museum in Rome for an official visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, a decision that has caused a stir in the country.
Rouhani toured the Musei Capitolini (Capitoline Museums) – which hosts a huge collection of artefacts from the ancient, medieval and renaissance periods – accompanied by Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on 25 January.
However, the Iranian leader could not admire some of the museum’s masterpieces, as all marbles depicting naked scenes had been carefully hid behind large white panels.
The vast censorship effort was reportedly implemented as a show of respect to the reformist president, out of fears that the exposed private parts of ancient Roman gods could offend Iranian sensitivity. Wine was also banned from official receptions.
The move angered many Italians, who have accused authorities of betraying the country’s cultural heritage in the name of political correctness and business interests. Hundreds of people voiced their displeasure online, with some posting photos of unclothed icons online under the hashtag ‘statuenude’ (naked statues) in protest.
The Capitoline Museums, located on the iconic Capitoline hill, are managed by the local council. However, a spokesperson said all aspects of Rouhani’s visit were attended to by the government. IBTimes UK asked Renzi’s office for comment but had received no reply at the time of publishing….
A stunning new Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that one of the United States Navy’s top commanders was relieved of his command a few hours ago after he sent out an “email/posting” revealing that President Barack Obama was in the process of purchasing a multi-million dollar seaside luxury villa in the United Arab Emirates city (UAE) of Dubai.
According to this report, the Commander of the US Navy’s Carrier Strike Group 15, Rear Admiral Rick Williams, posted a “pointed” query on 8 January [since deleted] to the US Naval Institute’s “Readiness Kill Chain” “recipients/responders” list as to why Navy security and intelligence personnel had been dispatched from Naval Support Facility Thurmont (aka Camp David) to Dubai on what he termed an “Obama house hunting mission”.
Within 18 hours of Admiral Williams posting this query, this report continues, the US Navy’s Third Fleet Commander, Vice Admiral Nora Tyson, acting on direct orders from her Commander-In-Chief, President Barack Obama, fired Admiral Williams stating her action was “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command” because of “allegations of his misuse of government computer equipment”.
When further questioned by Russian Today journalists via email to provide more details about Admiral Williams firing, this report notes, the Pentagon failed to reply—but then began releasing “anonymous” stories to the US press that Admiral Williams had been viewing pornography on his computer.
To such an absurd claim that Admiral Williams (or any US Navy officer or seaman in fact) could view pornography on their computers, SVR analysts in this report note, is an impossibility due to the US Navy/Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI), which not only blocks such sites, but also requires each single user to log in with their own unique password and username and whose records are meticulously kept and reviewed on a daily basis (thanks to Edward Snowden)—and which one would logically think one of the highest ranking officers in the US Navy would surely be aware of.
As to the “Obama house hunting mission” Admiral Williams was making his query about before being fired, this report continues, SVR intelligence “assets” in the UAE identified it as being a luxury seaside villa located in the Palm Jumeirah development of Dubai being offered for sale at the price of $4.9 million (18 million United Arab Emirates Dirham), and which a deposit on it was made this past week by the Washington D.C. based global public affairs company Podesta Group.
Important to note about the Podesta Group, this report notes, is that its leader is Tony Podesta, who aside from being one of the most powerful oligarchs in the US, is a close personal friend of President Obama too.
Equally important to note about the Podesta Group’s purchasing of this Dubai luxury seaside mansion for President Obama, this report says, is that is being legally represented in this purchase by the equally powerful Washington D.C. based global law firm DLA Piper—both of whom have long been identified as being the nexus power brokers behind Saudi Arabia’s massive multi-million dollar “PR machine” operating behind the scenes corrupting the entire United States political establishment.
So if Saudi Arabia itself is behind the purchase of this luxury seaside villa in Dubai for President Obama this report doesn’t state—but to the cost of it being too high after it cost the job of one of America’s top Naval Commanders is beyond dispute. via Beforeitsnews
A Des Moines man who beat an elderly neighbor to death was sentenced Monday in a Polk County court.
Last month, a judge found Ngor Makuey, 20, guilty of first-degree murder. Makuey broke into the home of Rupert and Harriet Anderson and attacked the couple, killing Rupert with a metal spatula.
Makuey’s attorney used the insanity defense during the trial, but witnesses say they saw no signs of mental illness.
Makuey received a sentence of life in prison plus two years sentence for Count 2 as well as ordered to pay a restitution of $150,000. Count 2 is assault with intent to commit serious injury.
Counts 3 and 4 will run concurrently with Count 1. Count 3 was the first-degree robbery and Count 4 was the first-degree burglary.
Judge Jeffrey Farrell said Count 2 is to run consecutively to respect that there was a second victim in this case.
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DES MOINES, Iowa – Moments before an elderly man was killed and his wife beaten, the 19-year-old accused killer asked his parents for permission to go for a walk. When he came home he had blood on his clothes. Now police are trying to figure out why a teen who has never been in trouble with the law could be accused of such a horrible crime.
In a desperate plea for help, 94-year old Harriet Anderson called 9-1-1 after she and her husband were attacked in their home here on East 46th Street Wednesday evening. “Somebody got in the house and attacked me and my husband and I’m all bloody. And I’m an old woman,” Mrs. Anderson told the dispatcher. “And I’m on the floor and my husband’s been hit in the head.”
But help would come too late. Anderson’s husband, 97-year-old Rupert Anderson died after the attack. Minutes after police arrived, 19-year-old suspected killer Ngor Makuey walked past the police car of one of the responding officers with blood on his sweatshirt. The police car’s dash camera caught a shot of Makuey. It was shown to neighbors and he was arrested.
Police say what makes this case so disturbing, there didn’t seem to be a motive for the attack, and Makuey has no criminal history. “Zero histories. I mean zero. There’s nothing until last night,” said Des Moines Police Sergeant Jason Halifax, “(He) knocked on the door, and I think the initial request was something about a pet. No known connection between him and a pet. We don’t believe he has a pet or had a pet there at any time. She made some comment about what the hours of the business are and then the assault begins.”
Makuey was found at his parents’ home about a block away from the Andersons. He is charged with murder and attempted murder. Makuey is not a US citizen. His parents, who immigrated to the US from Ethiopia 12-years ago, think their son is innocent.
“I have never seen that kid get in trouble with somebody else,” said Makuey’s father, Jinud Ruth. “He’s a very respectful child. And he never disrespects anyone. I’ve never seen him get in a fight with other people.”
Makuey’s parents say the teen enjoys school and ran track for Southeast Polk High School. They say he wanted to grow up to be a rap star. “Even if you come here in the middle of the night you can hear his voice singing in his room. Always came down smiling in the face. I’m very proud of him,” his father said.
As for the blood that was found on Makuey’s sweatshirt, his mother, Mangum Padiet said, “The blood was just a little was on the sweater here,” she said pointing to her wrist, “Not on arm. It just over here. A little thing. And that’s what the police say my son killed a 97-year-old. My son went there and he beat him up and that. That’s what the police tell me. And I say I don’t believe that too.”
Padiet says she is waiting for police to analyze the blood. “I’m waiting for results to see exactly if my son did it. Right now I don’t think so, my son did it.”
Makuey’s parents say he didn’t even know the Andersons and would have no reason to commit such a horrible crime.
“A young man you know invades somebody’s house and just beat them up without any reason,” Ruth said, “That can’t happen.”
Makuey’s parents say the blood on their son’s sweatshirt was dried. They believe it came from lamb he had been cooking. Makuey is being held in the Polk County Jail.
How embarrassing this must be for President Obama, whose major speech theme so far this campaign season has been that every single American, no matter how rich, should pay their “fair share” of taxes.
Because how unfair — indeed, un-American — it is for an office worker like, say, Warren Buffet’s secretary to dutifully pay her taxes, while some well-to-do people with better educations and higher incomes end up paying a much smaller tax rate.
Or, worse, skipping their taxes altogether.
A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.
Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama’s White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That’s up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year.
Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.
The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees’ tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes.
The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That’s up 3% in the past year.
That scale of delinquency could annoy voters, hard-pressed by their own costs, fears, and stubbornly high unemployment despite Joe Biden’s many promises.
The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million. Active duty military members owe more than $100 million.
The Treasury Department, where Obama nominee Tim Geithner had to pay up $42,000 in his own back taxes before being confirmed as secretary, has 1,181 other employees with delinquent taxes totaling $9.3 million.
As usual, the Postal Service, with more than 600,000 workers, has the most offenders (25,640), who also owe the most — almost $270 million. Veterans Affairs has 11,659 workers owing to the IRS $151 million while the Energy Department that was so quick to dish out more than $500 million to the Solyndra folks has 322 employees owing $5 million.
The country’s chief law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice, has 2,069 employees who are nearly $17 million behind in taxes. Like Operation Fast and Furious, Attorney General Eric Holder has apparently missed them too.
As with ordinary people, the IRS attempts to negotiate back-tax payment plans with all delinquents, whose names cannot be released. But according to current federal law, the only federal employees who can be fired for not paying taxes are IRS workers.
via Conservative Tribune: A top U.S. Army general with nothing left to lose has publicly admitted something that conservatives have been saying for a long time — the rise of the Islamic State terror group can be directly attributed to President Barack Obama’s premature withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq.
Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told Fox News on Wednesday that a continued U.S. troop presence in the region would have kept Iraq on a positive track.
“It’s frustrating to watch it,” Odierno said. “I go back to the work we did in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and we got it to a place that was really good. Violence was low, the economy was growing, politics looked like it was heading in the right direction.”
“I think it would have been good for us to stay,” he said, adding that he had recommended leaving 30,000-35,000 U.S. personnel in Iraq — a recommendation that Obama, in his rush to keep an ill-considered campaign promise to his base, ignored.
“If we had stayed a little more engaged, I think maybe it might have been prevented,” Odierno told Fox News. “I’ve always believed the United States played the role of honest broker between all the groups and when we pulled ourselves out, we lost that role.”
Odierno also said that continued troop cuts were impacting the Army’s ability to do its job. In 2010, the Army had 570,000 soldiers, Newsmax reported. That’s down to 490,000 today and slated to hit 450,000.
“In my mind, we don’t have the ability to deter. The reason we have a military is to deter conflict and prevent wars. And if people believe we are not big enough to respond, they miscalculate,” Odierno said.
“When we go to 450, we are going to have to stop doing something,” he added.
The outgoing general said that new threats, including Russian adventurism, the collapse of Iraq and the rise of the Islamic State group made that number “a dangerous balancing act right now with capability.”
via Inquisitr: Farooq Saeed has been identified as the possible San Bernardino shooting suspect, who reports indicating walked into a medical facility for people with developmental disabilities and opened fire.
Adelle Nazarian of Breitbart News notes that CNN analysts say the attack looks like terrorism:
Speaking on CNN’s Out Front with Erin Burnett Wednesday, former CIA case officer Robert Baer said the most “disturbing” aspect of the deadly San Bernardino shooting is that it was carried out using tactics that are employed in the Middle East. “What I don’t like about this shooting is multiple shooters… IEDs… I say this very reluctantly, but this has the hallmarks of the sort of attacks you see in the Middle East,” Baer said. Former FBI special agent Robert Chacon agreed with Baer’s assertions later on in the show.
17:25: Government Drone working the scene- LAX traffic shutdown over an area
17:13 local IED FOUND- setting up cordon evacuating buildings
12/02/15 16:20 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICER REQUESTING BOMB SQUAD TO CHECK VEHICLE WITH SUSPICIOUS DEVICE. [CAL173]
12/02/15 15:58 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: 2 SUBJECTS DEAD ON SCENE/DECEASED BY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING, 1 SUSPECT BARRICADED INSIDE OF A POSSIBLE RESIDENCE. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:56 (SAN BERNARDINO – 10-SBPD-1) SBPD & 40K ON SCENE, SHOTS FIRED AT AMAZON DISTRICT. CENTER, MULTIPLE UNITS ON SCENE INVESTIGATING. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:43 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: UNITS OUT WITH A PIPE BOMB IN THE AREA OF THIS LOCATION, 1 OFFICER HIT WITH RICOCHET SHRAPNEL. [CAL227]
12/02/15 15:36 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) OFFICER STRUCK BY SHRAPNEL, NON LIFE THREATENING, DURING SHOOT OUT WITH SHOOTING SUSPECTS. [WAS007]
12/02/15 15:22 (SAN BERNARDINO – ) UPDATE: 1 SUSPECT DETAINED, MULTIPLE UNITS STILL ENROUTE. REDLANDS POLICE DEPARTMENT WAS INVOLVED IN FTY. [CAL227]
The shooting took place at close to 11 a.m. in the 1300 block of South Waterman Avenue in the California city, taking place at a building identified as the Inland Regional Center. The facility is a state-run medical center that serves people with developmental disabilities, said Nancy Lungren, spokeswoman for the California Department of Developmental Services.
Unconfirmed reports identified the suspect as Farooq Saeed, a name repeated on police scanners and reported from some American news outlets.
There are unconfirmed reports that one of shooters is reportedly named as Farooq Saeed. Again UNCONFIRMED. pic.twitter.com/vnI8Isqgts
— WCBM 680 (@WCBM680) December 2, 2015
International news outlets also identified the suspect as Farooq Saeed.
— RT France (@RTenfrancais) December 2, 2015
Reports indicated that the suspect may have been an employee of the medical facility, and is believed to have fled the scene in an SUV.
Police said in a news conference that as many as 14 people were killed and another 14 wounded.
Some reports indicated that the shooting was not the work of a lone individual, like this weekend’s attack on a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
“Witnesses said three men in masks and body armor stormed the crowded building and opened fire, with one shooting people in a conference room, according to reports,” Fox News reported.
ACTIVE SHOOTER:Area of Orange Show Rd/ Waterman Ave near Park Center, & surrounding area remains VERY ACTIVE. AVOID! pic.twitter.com/5vG0aYW6IL
— SB County Sheriff (@sbcountysheriff) December 2, 2015
Police used a robot to search for possible explosive devices, and the police scanner noted of a possible IED.
The gunman appeared calculated, a friend of a surviving victim told CNN.
“The guy came in next to her office and I guess started shooting,” the friend said, via People magazine. “They see bodies on the floor. Ambulances are taking people out in stretchers.”
Local officials said they were shocked not only by the attack but by the target.
“We are a non-profit agency that provides services to kids and adults with disabilities. It’s beyond words,” an employee at the San Diego branch of the Inland Regional Center told People.
While it is not yet clear whether the San Bernardino shooting was an act of terrorism, the massacre did prompt a response from Department of Homeland Security. Flight radar information showed that a Homeland Security Pilatus PC12 has been circling over San Bernardino at close to 7,300 feet. Officials from the FBI and ATF also responded to the scene.
In a news conference Wednesday afternoon, FBI official said they did not know if the attack was an act of terrorism, but officials said the men “came prepared” with long guns and body armor.
Police have not yet confirmed that Farooq Saeed is indeed the San Bernardino shooting suspect.
STOP DONATING TO HELPING A HERO UNTIL THEY RELEASE THEIR RECORDS
We’ve been trying hard to show the public what this charity is doing and it’s downright disgusting. How many severely wounded veterans have to speak out before people listen? How many times will Helping a Hero and Meredith Iler try to hide their records? How many more times will they screw over veterans?
Just because you have gotten veterans into homes, it doesn’t mean you have a free pass to spend money that was intended for those veterans. That is NOT how a 501C3 works Meredith Iler, and you deserve to be locked in Federal Prison for the rest of your miserable life, and we wounded veterans will ensure the ‘Helping A Hero’ has all its records turned over so proper adjudication can be made by the State of Texas.
Here’s a list of just a few articles about Helping A hero and their illegal activities:
via Dolcefino Consulting: State District Judge Michael Landrum has rejected attempts by the controversial Houston Veteran’s Charity Helping a Hero to conceal 2014 financial records.
Helping a Hero wanted to keep the financial records secret from Dolcefino Consulting, an investigative communications firm in Houston run by longtime television investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino.
Dolcefino Consulting has been probing the financial practices of Helping a Hero since 2013 at the request of several disabled veterans who think the charity cheated them.
“This charity gets millions of dollars in donations and then spends money trying to fight the public’s right to see how they spend the money”, says Wayne Dolcefino. “In my view that forfeits their right solicit donations.”
Helping a Hero has been the target of complaints from veterans across the country.
In April 2014 Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson told the charity to comply with Texas non-profit laws and the charity did release some financial records.
Since December, Dolcefino Consulting has been fighting to see the way donations were spent in 2014 and has now filed a criminal complaint against the charity with the Harris County District Attorney.
“These laws are useless if Ms. Anderson doesn’t vigorously enforce the right of all Harris County taxpayers to see how their money is spent,” says Dolcefino. “These charities are tax exempt as part of a contract with the people of Texas.”
Wounded veterans are being used as a tool to open doors on the hill and in the corporate world. Fundraising and lobbying is quite a lucrative business. Working for free? That’s just mincing words. How much business has Strategic Alliance conducted whilst traveling and conducting business on Helping a Hero dime? Though not illegal it is unethical. How many elected politicians and law enforcement officials have employed the services of Meredith Iler in their campaigning and fundraising? Where are they when their true constituents need them? Who has paid $50,000 to Meredith Iler for a meeting with Secretary Gates? She loves to brag about it along with her ability to graft 20% off of her fundraising ventures.
How much money has she made from Arbonne? How much Arbonne products did she buy with donor money? Did you donate money for Meredith Iler to buy makeup so that she could profit from it? Why not just write your check out to Arbonne? Look how much love she has for wounded veterans as she demonstrates it with her slanderous and defamatory scratching and clawing for survival.
There are plenty of organizations out there that help veterans without any unethical behavior whatsoever. Ask yourself why Meredith Iler is fighting tooth and nail to prevent the latest financials from being released.
Email Harris County TX District Attorney, Devon Anderson, and tell her to bring criminal charges.
(MAD WORLD NEWS) A gang of Muslim men drugged a teen girl, sodomized her, forced her to perform oral sex, and brutally raped her again and again, driving her to want to commit suicide. However, a leftist judge sided with the pedophile rapists, and what he gave them has the nation in an uproar.
A 14-year-old Norwegian girl was kidnapped by 3 African Muslim migrants on a commuter train in Oslo on July 30, 2014, while a fourth man acted as a lookout, according to Frieord.no.
Mohamed Abdirisak Mohamed, 21, Bile Mohamed Elmi, 18, and Abdirisak Nur Ali, 21, forced the child to take drugs, then abused her in some of the most heinous ways possible.
The men carried the drugged girl from the train to an abandoned farmhouse near the Haugenstua station, where they took turns raping her. Because she was attempting to fight them off, the men couldn’t get her into the house, so they raped her on the lawn.
The migrants then took the child to an apartment building in Furuset to further sexually abuse her. The men again took turns raping the girl, forcing her to ingest alcohol and cannabis to calm her struggle.
Police described the girl as “severely battered,” and they confirmed that she wanted to kill herself because of the humiliation and torture. She currently suffers from PTSD and is mentally disturbed.
However, this sickening incident wasn’t enough to convince a liberal judge that a gang of pedophile rapists should serve maximum prison sentences.
InfoWars reports that the judge could have given all three men a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison for gang rape, but chose to let them off the hook.
Elmi received only 344 hour community service for “two counts of sexual intercourse” in an offensive manner. This sick monster will serve absolutely no prison time for raping a child.
Ali will serve a measly 10 months in prison, less than many drug users receive on a first offense.
Mohamed received just 17 months imprisonment for brutally raping and drugging the teen girl. He’ll be out to rape more children in no time.
Much like all other European nations who welcome in Muslim migrants, Norway hasn’t learned its lesson. Almost half of all rapes in the country are committed by these immigrants, even though the make up less than 2 percent of the population. All aggravated rapes involving physical violence are committed by African, Asian, or Middle Eastern migrants, i.e. Muslims.
This gross misuse of the justice system is only a stepping stone for the wave of immigration to further abuse Western law, economy, and culture. Rape is one of the tools by which these Islamists force Westerners into silence, submission, and hiding.
If only a 2-percent minority can cause this much damage to the legal system and the majority, imagine what they can do once they reach 5, 10, and 50 percent. If the West is to survive, it must cease committing cultural suicide in the name of multiculturalism.