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It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end
for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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The Paedophile Next Door
James Patterson
James Patterson, one of the world’s most successful authors whose novels regularly top the best-seller charts, happens to live half a mile from Jeffrey Epstein’s home in Palm Beach, Florida. Over the years he had become fascinated and appalled in equal measure by Epstein and determined to investigate just how and why so many young women found their way to his home on a secluded street. This is the deeply disturbing story of what he discovered . . .

Remembering the Great Inversion Recession of August 14, 2019
David Blackmon
For an entire day, our mainstream "news" media focused on pretty much nothing else. The yield curves had inverted and by golly that meant we were about to have a massive recession!!!!!! Why, it was just around the corner!!!! Or maybe – just maybe, all the fake journalists reported with bated breath – we're already in it!!!!!!  Oh, happy days are here again! But then, on Thursday, those pesky yield curves de-inverted...

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Week ending 18 August 2019

CNN Found It Controversial that
Trump Wants to Brand Antifa as Terrorists

With Antifa still assaulting and harassing peaceful “right-wing” marchers, police, and journalists in the streets of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, CNN Newsroom host Ana Cabrera and the network found it controversial that President Trump would want to accurately brand the extreme far-left group as the domestic terrorists that they were.
Rep. Haaland (D): Antifa Are
‘Peaceful Protesters’ Trying to ‘Safeguard Their City’

Democratic Rep. Debra Haaland (N.M.) called Antifa a group of "peaceful protesters" that is "working to safeguard their city from domestic terrorism" during an appearance on CNN Saturday. Police arrested at least 13 individuals during the protests and counter-protests between far-right activists and "anti-fascist" demonstrators in Portland, Ore. according to reports.
Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib Partnered with
Vicious Anti-Semites to Plan Their Trip to Israel

David French
This should be a national scandal. The most important element of the story is the fact that two American congresswomen shunned a bipartisan congressional delegation to Israel to go on an independent trip to Israel sponsored by vicious anti-Semites. Another important element of the story is that, as of today, the mainstream media have whitewashed Omar and Tlaib's vile associations.
‘These People Are Morons’ – Tom Homan Has Some Hard Facts for Google Employees Who Signed Anti-ICE Petition
Former ICE Director Tom Homan and National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd reacted to Google employees signing a petition against their employer potentially working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Over 600 Google employees signed the petition stating they “refuse” to be “complicit” in a potential cloud computing contract with the federal government.
Exclusive: Google Insider Turns Over
950 Pages of Docs and Laptop to DOJ

Sara Carter
A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms – in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content – delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice's Antitrust division Friday.
Lindsey Graham Politely Explains to Idiot Reporters
Why He needs an AR-15

Stephen Kruiser
"Here's a scenario that I think is real: There's a hurricane, a natural disaster, no power, no cops, no anything," a reporter asked if he meant looters. "Yeah, people, they're not going to come to the AR-15 home," Graham responded. "Well, I think if you show up on the porch with an AR-15, they'll probably go down the street."
Civil Rights Lawyer Tells Black Candidate for
KY Attorney General to 'Stop Eating the Coon Flakes'

Daniel Cameron, a former general counsel for Sen. Mitch McConnell, has entered the race for Kentucky Attorney General. He is a Republican. He is also black. On Tuesday, Cameron announced he had received an endorsement from President Trump. Louisville, Kentucky civil rights attorney Dawn Elliott, who is black, has a big problem with that.
Scratch a Democrat and they bleed racism
Volunteers Cleaning Up Baltimore Save Two Overdosing Men in
Democratic Rep. Elijah Cummings' Home District

Volunteers cleaning up the streets of Baltimore saved two men from overdosing Thursday. The men donned orange shirts that read "Operation Baltimore Cleanup" and were disposing of waste on Monroe Street when they saw two men walking erratically. "If we had not come here and the locals hadn't had Narcan," Scherb said, "they would have died."
Manipulation of Votes and Media Threatens Our Nation
Marta Hernandez
The media manipulation is pervasive and sometimes blatant, and the tech companies are using tools at their disposal to manipulate Americans into action by tweaking search results and drawing attention to particular stories, no matter how biased these reports are. As Dr. Epstein indicated in his testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, the results of his research showed a dangerous trend in voter manipulation.
Grassley, Invoking 'Uranium One,'
Probes Biden-linked Sale of Sensitive Tech Company to China

Saying the potential conflicts of interest were reminiscent of the controversial "Uranium One" transaction, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley announced Thursday he is probing the Obama administration's 2015 decision to approve the sale of a sensitive U.S. technology company to the Chinese government and an investment firm run by the sons of Joe Biden and John Kerry.
Comey's FBI was Running a Secret
Counterintelligence Operation Against Trump, New Docs Show

Gregg Jarrett
Newly obtained documents confirm that James Comey's FBI was running a secret and corrupt counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016 and repeatedly deceiving the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) thereafter in order to wiretap a Trump campaign associate. The disclosure was the result of a federal lawsuit and a year of litigation. Despite efforts by FBI Director Christopher Wray to obstruct, a federal court issued an order that forced the FBI and Department of Justice to produce the records known as "302 reports."
Newly Declassified Documents Show Hillary's Server Was
Compromised, Emails Forwarded to Chinese Email Account

On the eve of DNI Dan Coats stepping down, we got a rash of declassifications dealing with the investigation into Hillary Clinton's illegal email server. As with all things dealing with this topic, it's complicated and can be hard to follow. But we aren't dealing with anonymous sources or speculation here. These are actual documents that have just been declassified.
Nature Beclowns Itself in What One Scientist Called the
Worst Paper She Has Ever Seen in a Reputable Journal

Nature published a study which combines false equivalencies, cherry-picked errors in both category and categorization, and unreliable partisan sources to (somehow) reach the laughable conclusion that climate change skeptics have too much media visibility.
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The World's First Solar Road Has Turned Out to Be a Colossal Failure
Despite the hype surrounding solar roads, two years after this one was introduced as a trial, the project has turned out to be a colossal failure – it's neither efficient nor profitable, according to a report by Le Monde. The unfortunate truth is that this road is in such a poor state, it isn't even worth repairing. Last May, a 100-meter stretch had deteriorated to such a state that it had to be demolished.
Enforce Rules Against False and Misleading Organic Food Claims
It's Time to Enforce the Law and Protect Consumer Health

Paul Driessen
In stark contrast to the way it polices other food, drug, cosmetic and medical device industries, the FDA has let the $52.5-billion organic food industry and pro-organic, anti-conventional farming, anti-biotechnology interests routinely and flagrantly ignore agency rules. Their ads, websites and campaigns deliberately mislead consumers and denigrate competitors with multiple falsehoods.
Philadelphia: Maurice Hill, Who Wounded Six Cops in Shootout, is
Devout Muslim Who Attended Jihadi Mosque

Maurice Hill, the criminal who wounded six police officers in a shootout in Philadelphia and was arrested after a seven-hour standoff, attended a radical mosque. The mosque, called Masjid Ahlil Hadith Wal Athar, is known for preaching the Islamist ideology promoted by Saudi Arabia referred to as "Wahhabism."
Seems MSM neglects to mention that fact
Palestinian Authority Bans LGBT Activities in West Bank
The Palestinian Authority is banning all LGBT members from activities in the West Bank. The ban comes after the group Al-Qaws for Sexual & Gender Diversity in Palestinian Society, which supports Palestinians who identify as a part of the gay community, was planning to hold a gathering for its members at the end of August, but won't be able to anymore. Their event was supposed to be held in Nablus.
Parental Nightmares in Public Schools
On the first day of classes at Denair Middle School near Modesto science teacher Luis Davila Alvarado handed out worksheets from a transgender advocacy group titled "The Gender Unicorn" asking students about their "gender identity," "gender expression," and their sexual and emotional attractions. These are children. And yet the teacher did not ask permission to hand this out. Most parents were outraged.
Welsh Town's Anti-Sex Toilets Will Spray Users With Water
A Welsh town is set to install hi-tech toilets that would deter sexual activity by sounding an alarm and spraying the user with a cool blast of water. Porthcawl, located on Wales' southern coastline, is planning to spend about $200,000 on the technologically advanced toilets at Griffin Park that will reportedly include myriad security features to limit "inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism."
CNN Corrects Article
Criticizing Purchase of Alaska in Greenland Debate

CNN stated that the 1867 purchase of Alaska by the United States "didn't work out so well" in an analysis article outlining potential problems if the U.S. pursued the purchase of Greenland. "One of the last times the United States bought land from a foreign country was in 1867, when Seward orchestrated the purchase of Alaska from the Russians for $7.2 million," reporter Chris Cillizza wrote. "It didn't work out so well – and has gone down as 'Seward's Folly' in the history books."

Week ending 11 August 2019

The Dream Team Loses to the Nobodies
Victor Davis Hanson
When figurehead Robert Mueller likely allowed Andrew Weissman to form his special counsel team to investigate so-called charges of Russian collusion involving Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Kremlin, Washington elites became bouncy. Almost all the all-stars were not just liberal but "correct" as well. Many were either Clinton donors; a few in the past had defended either Clinton aides or the Clinton foundation. Many also had been tagged as Department of Justice future superstars. Their tony degrees seemed designed to spell the doom of the buffoon Trump.
Has Anyone Actually Read the El Paso Manifesto?
Byron York
Much discussion was spurred by an article in the New York Times with the headline, "El Paso Shooting Suspect's Manifesto Echoes Trump's Language." The story quoted just 28 words of the nearly 2,400-word manifesto. It noted that Crusius specifically wrote that his views "predate Trump." And it warned that "linking political speech, however heated, to the specific acts of ruthless mass killers is a fraught exercise."
Durham is Targeting Brennan and "Unauthorized Political Surveillance"
The criminal farce of the Mueller Weissmann dossier is now being exposed as an extension of the Russia hoax. Mueller is seen as the fragile front man manipulated for an ongoing cabal of Trump-hating coup plotters. The focus can now shift to U.S. Attorney John Durham and Inspector General Michael Horowitz. And the extensive criminal behavior that went into the origins of the coordinated campaign to destroy Donald Trump by the Obama White House.
Criminal Illegal Alien Who Avoided Deportation in a Church
 Has Now Allegedly Killed Father of Five

An illegal alien with a criminal history was ordered deported from Colorado by an immigration judge last December. In January, he sought refuge in a church and played the sympathy card in the media as if he had an entitlement not to be deported and "separated" from his family. He wasn't deported.
Nine Themes in El Paso Shooter's Manifesto the
Media Ignored to Blame Trump

Aaron Klein
A closer look at the manifesto attributed to the shooting suspect, shows that the author did not have a coherent political viewpoint. The media coverage also largely ignores that the shooter actually blames the Trump administration for a spike in work visas and repeatedly labeled both Republicans and Democrats as sellouts to corporations on a host of issues.
America is Drowning in the Left's Lies About Trump
The Ease with Which the Left Lies is Breathtaking

Dennis Prager
The president of the United States, Donald Trump, never said there were "fine" Nazis or Ku Klux Klansmen. This is one of the two great lies of our time – the other being that all Trump supporters are racists – and perhaps in all of American history. I cannot think of a lie of such significance that was held as truth by so many Americans, by every leading politician of one of the two major political parties and disseminated by virtually the entire media.
Dr. Alveda King Pushes Back on Beto, Others on Left:
'President Trump is Not a Racist'

Appearing on "Fox & Friends" Thursday, King responded to many of the 2020 Democratic candidates who have been quick to call the president a "racist" and accuse him of inciting violence with his rhetoric. "President Trump is not a racist," King said. "I've had the experience of going head to head with genuine racists."
State Dept. Updates ‘Anti-Semitism’ Definition Following
Omar’s Anti-Israel Resolution – Clearly BDS is Anti-sematic

The U.S. State Department recently revised its definition of anti-Semitism, in an apparent response to recent comments and actions by U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. The previous definition of anti-Semitism, issued in May, listed 10 examples. The revised definition now lists 11 examples, adding that anti-Semitism now includes “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis.”
Minnesota Republican Legislators Ask IRS to Investigate Omar
Minnesota House Republicans are asking the IRS to investigate Ilhan Omar for allegedly filing fraudulent income tax returns. Dayton Representative Eric Lucero claims it is not a partisan issue. He said: "This is about the rule of law. We're all equal under the law, but based on the evidence that's available, Congresswoman Omar appears that she might be above the law."
‘Heads must roll’:
Outrage at How High-Security Jail Could Let Jeffrey Epstein Die

Millionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died in an apparent suicide while in federal custody in Manhattan early Saturday, a stunning end that both infuriated and baffled his victims, and the federal officials responsible for his safety. The disgraced money manager was found hanging by his neck, a source told The Post.
William Barr 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein Death,
Says Questions 'Must Be Answered'

"I was appalled to learn that Jeffrey Epstein was found dead early this morning from an apparent suicide while in federal custody. Mr. Epstein's death raises serious questions that must be answered. In addition to the FBI's investigation, I have consulted with the Inspector General who is opening an investigation into the circumstances of Mr. Epstein's death."
Reuters: Prison Guards Skipped Mandatory Checks
Before Jeffrey Epstein’s Death

Guards at the New York City jail where millionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein was found dead Saturday did not conduct required checks on prisoners the previous night, according to a report... “At the MCC, two jail guards are required to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed overnight, according to the source. In addition, every 15 minutes guards are required to make another check on prisoners who are on suicide watch,” Reuters reports.
Oh, Joe! Biden Blunders Pile Up
Continuing a parade of slips and gaffes, Joe Biden yesterday told reporters in Iowa that he was vice president during the massacre in Parkland, Florida, which happened more than a year after he left office: "Those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president," Biden said. Why it matters: Biden called himself a "gaffe machine" 8 months ago, and his slips have long been part of his persona. But he's 76 – 3 years older than President Trump.
Biden Says He's Coming for Your Guns
The horrific mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that left 31 people dead and dozens more injured have thrust the issue of gun violence into the center of the 2020 presidential campaign – with calls growing louder in the Democratic field for the return of an assault-weapons ban.
American Farmer Support for Trump Rises Despite China's Tactics
Farmer confidence in the agricultural economy soared in July, according to the Purdue Center for Commercial Agriculture's latest survey of farmer sentiment. And expectations that the trade dispute with China will be resolved in a way that benefits U.S. farmers rose to their highest level of the year. The overall expectations index rose to 159 in July, 18 points higher than June and the highest reading in more than two years.
Europe Poised to Put Warning Labels on Jewish-Made Products
The European Union is poised to mandate that Israeli products made in contested territories carry consumer warning labels, a decision that could trigger American anti-boycott laws and open up what legal experts describe as a "Pandora's box" of litigation, according to multiple sources involved in the legal dispute who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
The Boy Scouts Scandal is Shocking But Not Surprising
Michael Brown
The open secret is no secret anymore. The tragedy is being uncovered for the world to see. As headlines now announce, "Sexual abuse scandal rocks the Boy Scouts of America as it is revealed 'more than 12,000 members were victims of perpetrators who will soon be revealed in 'perversion files'." This is shocking and terribly painful. But it is not surprising in the least.
Sen. Rand Paul Has Part of Lung Removed from 2017 Neighbor Attack
Sen. Rand Paul announced Monday he had surgery in Tennessee over the weekend to have part of his lung removed as a result of an attack by his neighbor. "Unfortunately, I will have to limit my August activities. Part of my lung damaged by the 2017 assault had to be removed by surgery this weekend.

Rand Paul's Surgery Reminds Us the
Left Has No Problem Cheering Political Violence

Jack Hunter
Imagine if Democratic leaders Speaker Nancy Pelosi or Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer were viciously assaulted and Republican politicians behaved as though they deserved it, citing everything from their positions on abortion to healthcare. Democrats would be outraged, and rightfully so.
Throwing Cold Water on Extreme Heat Hype
No Evidence Climate Change Causing Extreme Heat Waves

Dr. Joel N. Myers, AccuWeather Founder and CEO
Here is a fact rarely, if ever, mentioned: 26 of the 50 states set their all-time high temperature records during the 1930s that still stand (some have since been tied). And an additional 11 state all-time high temperature records were set before 1930 and only two states have all-time record high temperatures that were set in the 21st century (South Dakota and South Carolina).
Flashback: How Obama is Bankrolling a
Nonstop Protest Against Invented Outrage

Paul Sperry
The senseless protests we're seeing break out on the campuses of the University of Missouri, Yale and other colleges, as well as on bridges and highway overpasses and outside police stations, are precisely the kind of thing Obama was trained to organize while attending leftist agitation schools founded by Chicago communist Saul Alinsky. He learned to a fare-thee-well how to "rub raw the sores of discontent."
Professor Wins Settlement Blocking Forced Union Dues
Last August, Ventura County Community College District math professor Michael McCain notified his union, the American Federation of Teachers, that he wanted to drop his membership and stop paying dues. Both the school and the union denied McCain's request, claiming there was a specific "window" of time by which employees could drop their union membership.
Drug Shortages Forcing Hospitals to Ration Treatments for
Immune Disorders

The medicine, immune globulin, contains antibodies harvested from plasma, a component of blood. The injected product helps people with compromised immune systems fight off infections, and treats certain muscle and nerve disorders. The drug’s shortage increases the risk of infection for patients and the amount of pain they are suffering, doctors say.
America's First Legally Recognized Transgender
'Regrets' Transitioning

The first person in America to be legally recognized as transgender now says he regrets transitioning from his born gender and is campaigning against sex change surgeries, laws, and drugs. Now the former Army sergeant says that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from his military service and was encouraged to switch gender by medical professionals and liberal campaigners, who incorrectly led him to believe he was the "wrong" gender.
California City Denies Straight Pride Rally Permit
A Northern California city has denied a request to hold a so-called Straight Pride rally at a park. Modesto city officials on Friday denied an application by the National Straight Pride Coalition for an Aug. 24 event at Graceada Park. Organizer Don Grundmann had estimated 500 people would attend. The group says it supports heterosexuality, Christianity and white contributions to Western civilization.
Hepatitis A is Breaking Out Across the Country in
Wake of Opioid Crisis

Since 2016, the virus has spawned outbreaks in at least 29 states, starting with Michigan and California. It’s sickened more than 23,600 people, sent the majority to the hospital and killed more than 230. All but California’s and Utah’s outbreaks are ongoing, and experts expect to eventually see the virus seep into every state.

Week ending 4 August 2019

The Growing Danger of Misinformed Millennials
Lloyd Marcus
Here is an excerpt from an email from a misinformed white millennial: "Mr Marcus, as a black man, if you don't agree in part with Mr. Kaepernick, I feel bad for you. I am white, and feel that the issues facing the black community in the U.S. from the police, legal elements, property, education are skewed, and need to be rectified. I am concerned that someone with your pulpit isn't out there helping out."
Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.
Dr. Thomas Sowell
Since blacks and whites both have to show photo I.D. for everything from cashing checks to getting on a plane, why has requiring a photo I.D. for voting caused such shrill outcries? Unfortunately, this is part of the cynical politics of promoting as much racial polarization and paranoia as possible, in hopes of getting more black voters to turn out to vote for the Democrats.
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Laments Video Games,
Social Media After El Paso Shooting

He said a “manifesto” believed to have been posted online by the alleged El Paso shooter includes talk about living out a “Call of Duty”-style “super solider fantasy.” “We’ve always had guns; we’ve always had evil, but what’s changed where we see this rash of shooting? And I see a video game industry that teaches young people to kill,” he said. “This was maybe a video to this evil demon –a video game to him.”
Warns Antifa to stay out of El Paso
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on the Impact of Video Games,
Social Media on Mass Shootings [video]

He said a "manifesto" believed to have been posted online by the alleged El Paso shooter includes talk about living out a "Call of Duty"-style "super solider fantasy." "We know that the video game industry is bigger than the movie industry and the music industry combined," Mr. Patrick said.
The Dayton Shooter Was a Satanist, Leftist-Socialist, and
Bernie/Warren Fan, Supported Antifa

Contrary to the media narrative currently boiling over, this shooter was not a Trump fan. In fact, he hated Trump, hated Republicans, was an avowed leftist, used antifa style language in his posts, and loved Elizabeth Warren. He used language often used by Antifa, exclaiming that he wants to “kill every fascist.” He also liked and commented on posts expressing support for the group.
The El Paso Shooter Admits He is a Progressive Leftist
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
It should come as no surprise that the FakeNews Industrial Complex has already pounced on the latest mass shooting for political purposes. Already there has been a flurry of cries from pundits and presidential candidates alike insisting that this shooting was somehow caused by President Trump and his rhetoric, and that this is allegedly further proof that our President is stoking racial division. But once again, the media is ignoring an inconvenient little thing called the Truth.
What We Aren't Hearing About West Baltimore
Charlie Martin
We were told that mentioning the rats infesting those poor neighborhoods – hell, that using the word infesting – was inherently racist. We were told that the average income in Cummings' district was higher than in some of the rural districts represented by Republican representatives. The average income point is, of course, a demonstration of how you can lie with statistics as long as your audience is innumerate, unsophisticated, ignorant, or just stupid.
Detroit News: Trump's Baltimore Tweets Should Inspire Dems to
Debate Issues 'Tormenting Communities Nationwide'

Penny Starr
The editorial page editor at the Detroit News wrote about the "upside" to President Donald Trump's recent tweets about rat infestation and violent crime in Baltimore as giving Democrats an on-ramp to talk about urban decay, including at the debates taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday in Detroit where 70,000 abandon buildings are still standing and black homeownership being reduced to 40 percent today from 51 percent since 2000.
Baltimore: Rat Photo Bombs FOX45 Live Shot
Elijah Cummings IS a Racist
Mark Alexander
A racist is generally defined as "a person who demonstrates discrimination or prejudice against people of another race, or believes that their own race is superior to others." That definition aptly describes Demo Rep. Elijah Cummings, based on his demonstrable black supremacist views.
Journalist Attacked by Antifa: 'Criminal Cartel' Wants
Violent Revolution, Should Be Designated As Terror Organization

Andy Ngo said Monday that Republicans and President Trump are "correct" in pushing to designate the far-left group a terrorist organization. "This will provide a framework for local authorities and, especially, federal authorities to start investigating this criminal cartel for the street thugs that they are," ... "in addition to the street hooliganism that we see over and over on the streets of America, this movement also has a political ideology that is agitating for a violent political revolution."
WaPo: Sanders, Warren's Ideas Lack 'Factual Plausibility'
The Washington Post editorial board took aim at 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Ma.) for pushing policies the editors consider implausible or wrongheaded. "Why go to the trouble of running for president to promote ideas that can't work?" was the headline of the Post editorial, a play one of Warren's applause lines from Tuesday's presidential debate.
Arrest Reports from Kamala Harris Years
Disappear from California DOC Website

California's Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation website has removed public access to several key incarceration reports as a part of a site redesign. The move, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon, comes as its former attorney general, Kamala Harris, is drawing scrutiny from fellow Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard and others for her arrest record while in the post.
Finally, An American President Stands up to Sharpton
An In-Depth Look at the "con man."

John Perazzo
Al Sharpton has been in the public limelight for just over 30 years – ever since he first burst upon the scene by promoting the fake story of a white-on-black gang rape in upstate New York in 1987. But not until now has America had a president with enough courage to tell the nation exactly what Sharpton is: "Al is a con man, a troublemaker, always looking for a score," said Donald Trump on Monday.
Al Sharpton Is Not a Lifelong Fighter for Justice
Seth Mandel
So how did someone with this record become a figure who could be praised unequivocally by leading presidential candidates and no one bats an eye? The answer is, he won a game of chicken. Sharpton's smartest move was to run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004. It put his rivals in a bind:
WaPo, NYT Op-Eds Blast Top Presidential Contenders for
Rallying to Al Sharpton's Defense

Many of the Democratic Party's presidential contenders blundered this week by rallying to the defense of Rev. Al Sharpton after he was blasted on Twitter by President Trump, op-eds in the Washington Post and New York Times argued.
House Dems Fire Staffers for Being White
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the House Democrats' powerful campaign arm, has just abruptly purged half a dozen staffers. Why? Because they are white. It appears that no one had anything against these particular staffers … except for the color of their skin. Although roughly half the committee's full-time staff (13 of 27) were nonwhite, this was not enough for some Democratic members of Congress.
Democrats Just Purged White Party Staffers, and
It's a Bigger Deal Than Anyone Wants to Admit

Washington Examiner Editorial
Nobody wants to see whites take up identity politics or demand a certain quota of jobs anywhere. But that isn't what this was about. This is about an organization that fires people from their current jobs because of their skin color.
When It Comes to Accusations of Racism, Truth Is No Defense
Klaus Rohrich
There isn't a day goes by without the Progressive Left branding someone with whom they disagree politically as "racist." Someone please tell me what's racist about pointing out that the city of Baltimore, or Chicago, or Detroit or any other large urban center in America, is a disgraceful dump, rife with poverty, crime and violence because corrupt politicians have made it so.
The Fix Was in from the Start for Hillary's 'Exoneration,'
Immunity Agreements with Aides Suggest

Rick Moran
The American Center for Law and Justice finally got some satisfaction from its numerous FOIA requests to the Department of Justice. It took a specific court order from a federal judge to release long-secret documents that might raise a few eyebrows among those who are still interested in matters pertaining to Hillary Clinton's aides and the former secretary of state's missing emails.
Just who tried to steal the 2016 election?
Another Win: Judge Dismisses DNC Hacking Lawsuit Against
Trump Team, Says Claims 'Entirely Divorced from the Facts'

A federal judge in frank terms Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against key members of the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks over hacked DNC documents, saying they "did not participate in any wrongdoing in obtaining the materials in the first place" and therefore bore no legal liability for disseminating the information.
Trump Announces Deal to Expand U.S. Beef Exports to Europe
President Trump announced a deal on Friday that will boost U.S. beef sales to Europe, days after he levied another round of tariffs on China in the prolonged trade war. Under the agreement to open up European markets, U.S. beef exports to the 28-member European Union will increase by 46 percent within one year. Over the next seven years, the president said during an Oval Office announcement, beef exports will increase by 90 percent.
Where is the Media in Praising the Generosity of Rush Limbaugh's
$3 Million-Plus Fundraising Donation to Charity?

Conservative talk radio giant Rush Limbaugh and his staff were so miffed by Nike's decision to pull a sneaker ahead of July 4 that was adorned with a "Betsy Ross" 13-star flag because it offended America hater and company spokes personality Colin Kaepernick they decided to do something about it.
Indoctrinating Children with 'LGBTQ' Entertainment
Brian Mark Weber
There was a time in America when children’s entertainment was a safe bet. Sure, we saw the slow creep of movie violence, more promiscuous characters, and more subject matter made for mature viewers, but we could certainly let our kids watch a Disney flick without worrying about our values being undermined. Not anymore.
Weightlifter Hubbard Becomes Lightning Rod for
Criticism of Transgender Policy

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard's gold medal-winning performance at the Pacific Games continues to reverberate long after the event, with a New Zealand women's group demanding sports authorities put a stop to "unfair" competition. Hubbard, who competed for New Zealand in men's weightlifting before her transition in her thirties, won two golds and a silver in three of the women's heavyweight categories at the Games in Samoa earlier this month.
Democratic Socialists Convention Erupts Due to
'Sensory Overload,' Gendered Pronoun Usage

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) National Convention in Georgia this weekend came to a screeching halt when one delegate formally complained of "sensory overload" from "guys" whispering in the room -- prompting another "comrade" to grab the microphone to angrily demand an immediate end to the use of "gendered language." The back-to-back moments of impassioned hypersensitivity at the gathering of the largest socialist organization in the United States led to bipartisan mockery from commentators, who compared the scene to something out of the sitcom "The Office."
Report Warns of Possible Mass Casualties from
Automotive Cyberattacks

Warnings about connected vehicle vulnerabilities have been a steady drumbeat for years. Now a consumer-advocacy group is putting it in starker terms, suggesting a mass cyberattack against such vehicles could lead to Sept. 11-level casualties.
Judge Blocks New York from Turning Over
Trump Tax Returns to Congress

A federal judge blocked New York state from turning over President Donald Trump's tax returns to Congress Thursday. The order from Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump appointee, came in agreement to a proposal from the state that would allow it to challenge Nichols' jurisdiction over the issue, Politico reported Thursday. The order will block any House Ways and Means Committee requests for the tax returns via the New York law until the jurisdictional dispute is resolved.
Sweden's Biggest Cities Face Power Shortage After Fuel-Tax Hike
Sweden's introduction on Thursday of a tax aimed at phasing out the nation's last remaining coal and gas plants to curb global warming comes with an unintended consequence for some of its biggest cities. Hiking threefold a levy on fossil fuels used at local power plants will make such facilities unprofitable and utilities from Stockholm Exergi AB to EON SE have said they will halt or cut power production.
ISIS Shares Shocking Video of Beheading as Children Cheer
It is a gruesome reminder that if the Trump administration and Afghanistan government ever reach a peace deal with the Taliban they would still face a growing ISIS enemy. The Middle East Media Research Institute, which monitors jihadi Internet traffic, said three photos posted on the app Telegram showed "many children, one of whom is armed, standing at the front of the crowd to witness beheading."

Week ending 28 July 2019

House Dems Grudgingly Admit Mueller Stunt Backfired – Big Time.
If Democrats Were Blindsided, They Put the Blinders on Themselves.

Ed Morrissey
By late yesterday [Thursday, July 26], even House Democrats had thrown in the towel, although readers have to traverse through several paragraphs of this Washington Post article to find it out. Among the most disappointed were the Democrats on the very committees that demanded to hear from Mueller, who now claim they were "blindsided".
I Watched Mueller's Testimony. Here's My Biggest Question
Newt Gingrich
The more I watched him, the more I came to the conclusion that he had been a figurehead. The tough younger Trump-hating Democrats had networked with each other and assembled a legal team dedicated to destroying Trump and protecting the Clintons. Seen from this perspective, it is a tribute to President Trump that despite their best efforts these deeply hostile prosecutors simply could not find any evidence of serious wrongdoing.
Mueller's Testimony Equals End of Any Trump Impeachment Talk
Michael Goodwin
Among his talents, Donald Trump has a special gift for driving his detractors so crazy that they do really stupid stuff. The decision by Democrats to force Robert Mueller to testify before Congress is Exhibit A. Bumblin' Bob was a train wreck of epic proportions. The fallout is immediate, starting with this: Impeachment is no longer an option.
Here's What Mueller Report Dodged
Andrew McCarthy
Robert Mueller's congressional testimony was such a bumbling fiasco that it was easy for a viewer to be confused – and stay that way – about the main bone of Democratic contention regarding his report: the "OLC guidance" that prevents the Justice Department from charging a president with crimes while he is in office. Specifically, how did it factor into the special counsel's decision – or, rather, non-decision – on the main question he was appointed to answer: Did President Trump obstruct justice?
Does a Guilty Conscience Explain Mueller's Fumbling Testimony?
Roger L. Simon
It may be that Robert Mueller being – to be polite – a bit past it accounts for his surprisingly befuddled demeanor and seeming unfamiliarity with his own report at Wednesday's hearings. The imputation that Mueller does little or none of his own writing – many credibly believe Andrew Weissman and/or his cohorts are the true authors of the report – may also be an explanation for this behavior.
Nadler Repeats Faulty Claim, Corrected by Mueller,
About Why Trump Was Not Indicted

“He [Mueller] told us in a remarkable exchange with Mr. Lieu that but for the Department of Justice policy prohibiting [him] from doing so, he would have indicted President Trump,” Nadler said. “Indeed it is clear that any other citizen of this country who has behaved as this president has would have been charged with multiple crimes.” But on Wednesday, Mueller himself went out of his way to clarify that he didn’t intend to suggest that.
Trump Supports Labeling Antifa a ‘Major Organization of Terror’
President Donald Trump lent support to labeling Antifa a terrorist organization Saturday, calling the group a collection of “gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs.” “Consideration is being given to declaring ANTIFA, the gutless Radical Left Wack Jobs who go around hitting (only non-fighters) people over the heads with baseball bats, a major Organization of Terror (along with MS-13 & others),” Trump wrote.
Trump Goes Nuclear on Cummings:
'His District is a Disgusting, Rat and Rodent Infested Mess'

Earlier, Rep. Cummings made headlines after he called the treatment of illegal immigrant children "government-sponsored child abuse." "We have seen cases where the administration has deported parents without their children and still, to this day, have not reunited those families," he said. "This is government-sponsored child abuse ... on a grand scale." If Rep. Cummings thought President Trump would take this lying down, he's sadly mistaken.
So bad PBS documentary made 2-yrs-ago
Baltimore Burning: It's Not a Matter of Money. We Tried That
Michael Tanner -- Newsweek, May 7, 2015
The idea that we haven’t been “investing” in Baltimore is nonsense. Federal and state money has been pouring into the city for decades. From fiscal years 2003 to 2013, Baltimore received at least $2.4 billion in federal assistance and another $1.8 billion in state aid. The city also received roughly $1.8 billion in federal stimulus money, of which more than $1.4 billion has been spent so far.
Cummings' district redux
Kimberly Klacik, Who Filmed Videos Showing
Problems in Baltimore, Being Harassed

Kimberly Klacik is a Baltimore Republican and pro-Trump. She’s the one whose videos on Baltimore reached the eyes of President Trump and prompted his tweets which are being attacked. Now, she says, people are harassing her.
IRS Complaint: Wife of Elijah Cummings
May Have Received Illegal Benefits from His Committee Activities

The Washington Examiner reported ... that an IRS complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center alleges that “a charity run by the wife of Rep. Elijah Cummings received millions from special interest groups and corporations that had business before her husband’s committee and could have been used illegally.” Cummings is the chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His wife, Maya Rockeymore, is the chairman of the Maryland Democratic Party.
Trump Reaches 'Landmark' Immigration Deal With Guatemala
President Trump announced Friday that Guatemala would agree to restrict asylum applications to the U.S. from Central America – a win for his effort to stem the tide of illegal immigrants at the Mexican border. The "safe third country" agreement would require migrants, including Salvadorans and Hondurans, who cross into Guatemala on their way to the U.S. to apply for protections in that country instead of at the southern border.
Open Letter to The New Yorker Exposes False Allegations
Alan M. Dershowitz
As I have previously written, The New Yorker has commissioned a hit piece that seems calculated to silence my voice on President Trump, Prime Minister Netanyahu and Israel. Here below is a letter I sent to the editor, the writer and the fact checkers. I have received only a formal response assuring me that the article will be fair. I replied that this will be up to the readers and the courts to judge.
Insider Blows Whistle & Exec Reveals Google Plan to Prevent
"Trump situation" in 2020 on Hidden Cam

Project Veritas has released a new report on Google which includes undercover video of a Senior Google Executive, leaked documents, and testimony from a Google insider. The report appears to show Google's plans to affect the outcome of the 2020 elections and "prevent" the next "Trump situation."
Sanders White House Campaign Hit with Federal Labor Complaint
Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 2020 presidential campaign has been hit with an unfair labor practice complaint alleging illegal employee interrogation and retaliation against staffers... It comes as tense negotiations between the Sanders campaign and the union representing staffers recently boiled over publicly.
The Many Hidden Surprises of the Minimum Wage
John Stossel
Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was just disrupted by campaign workers demanding the same $15 per hour Sanders demands government force all employers to pay. It serves him right. Years ago, the activist group ACORN faced the same problem. After fighting for a higher minimum wage, they tried to convince a judge they should be granted an exception when paying their own workers, since they were involved in such important and productive work.
Cuba, the Healthcare Darling of the International Left,
Is Running Out of Medicine

Healthcare authorities in Cuba blamed a "complex situation" Tuesday for growing shortages of basic medicines that many in the country need to stay alive, stating that as many as 44 key medications will remain elusive nationwide throughout August. The drugs listed as at risk for the greatest shortages include beta blockers for high blood pressure, hypertension medications, and antipsychotics.
If America is a Racist Country,
Why Do People Have to Constantly Invent Fake Hate Crimes?

Matt Walsh
Hate crime hoaxes have become a tried and true American tradition. We can generally count on a spate of high profile hoaxes to mark each season, especially since President Trump was elected. This past fall, college hoaxers carried most of the load. A racist message posted to a dorm room door at Kansas State turned out to be written by the supposed victim. A student at Ohio University received anti-gay death threats that she had sent to herself...
LGBT-Leading Dem. Admits Lying About
Pulling '77 Bullets' from Pulse Shooting Victims

Elizabeth McCarthy, an embattled former Democratic candidate for a Florida State House seat admitted to state investigators that she fabricated her entire story of being a medical doctor and pulling 77 bullets out of 32 victims of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in June 2016... According to documents released Wednesday, McCarthy admitted to lying about the entire thing, Pulse Nightclub shooting included. The Department is charging her with violating state law by lying about being a doctor.
Ohio State Medical Board to Discipline Doctor
Over Anti-Semitic Tweets

The Ohio State Medical Board told Dr. Lara Kollab that they would be issuing disciplinary measures over her anti-Semitic tweets... Kollab admitted to tweeting that she would give Jews "the wrong meds," referring to Jews as "dogs" and that Israel supporters "should have their immune cells killed so they can see how it feels to not be able to defend yourself from foreign invaders."
This is CNN? Photo Editor Resigns After
Being Caught Calling Terror Victims 'Jewish Pigs'

A photo editor for the struggling network resigned on Thursday night after vile, anti-Semitic statements that he tweeted prior to landing a gig at CNN resurfaced. The now-former CNN employee, identified as Mohammed Elshamy, referred to victims killed in a terror attack as "Jewish pigs" on at least one occasion that was unearthed by political strategist Arthur Schwartz.
White Professor Sues Historically Black University for
Age, Race Discrimination After 40-Year Tenure

A white professor at a historically black university in Alabama has filed a federal lawsuit against the school Friday for age and racial discrimination after he claims they have denied him the salary he deserves, despite his tenure. Marshall Burns, a 73-year-old physics professor at Tuskegee University, alleges the school pays younger employees at least $18,000 to $30,000 more than him, although his professorship spans over four decades.
Why No Extinction Rebellion Against
Wind Turbines’ Wholesale Bird, Bat & Bug Slaughter?

Michael Shellenberger/STT
In many countries, wind turbines pose the single greatest threat to bats after habitat loss and white-nose syndrome. In some places such as Texas, where white-nose syndrome, a deadly fungus, has only recently arrived, wind turbines are the single greatest threat to bats. And scientists say wind turbines are the single greatest human threat to migratory bats, which live in different habitats during summer and winter months.
Kirsten Gillibrand Wants Ten Trillion of Your Dollars to
Fight Climate Change or Whatever

Stephen Green
Such a bargain! Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is going to save the world, and it's only going to cost $10 trillion dollars. That's a one followed by 13 zeros, if you're keeping score at home. Politico reports that Gillibrand's plan "relies on several policy levers: government procurement, stronger regulations, pollution fees and research and development spending."  Other people's money is the only unlimited, renewable resource, and it never, ever runs out.
Anti-Abortion Group to Broadcast Live Abortion Footage on
Massive Screen Outside Democratic Debates in Detroit

On Tuesday and Wednesday, anti-abortion organization Created Equal will park their 12x17 foot JumboTron outside the Democratic debates in Detroit, Michigan. Rather than use still imagery, Created Equal has decided to feature live abortion footage in order to show attendees the reality of the horrific procedures supported by the candidates. The Daily Wire spoke with Mark Harrington, founder and president of Created Equal, about the event.
How the Trump Administration Advances Global Religious Freedom
Mark Green
For Americans, religious liberty is in our DNA. The pursuit of that freedom is what brought the Pilgrims to our shores nearly 400 years ago. We see that same spirit in the appearance of religious freedom in the very first line of our Constitution's Bill of Rights – perhaps because our Founding Fathers saw religious liberty as giving meaning to all of our other freedoms. That's why the Trump administration has welcomed, listened to, and defended faith communities like no other White House has before.

Week ending 21 July 2019

The Left Is Following Communism’s Playbook for Revolution
Selwyn Duke
This destabilization of the American mind and moral compass now has begotten, as it must, societal destabilization. This is reflected in, most obviously, the flooding of our nation with unassimilable foreigners via a purposely porous border. This serves the Cloward-Piven goal of overloading the system to cause breakdown, necessitating replacement of it with, the theory goes, a socialist one.
The Left Is Shrieking That America was Always Hopelessly Flawed
So They Can Remake It

Victor Davis Hansons
In their radical progressive view – shared by billionaires from Silicon Valley, recent immigrants and the new Democratic Party – America was flawed, perhaps fatally, at its origins. Things have not gotten much better in the country’s subsequent 243 years, nor will they get any better – at least not until America as we know it is dismantled and replaced by a new nation predicated on race, class and gender identity-politics agendas.
Astronauts and God – Never Alone Amid the Moon's "magnificent desolation" Furious Atheist Fought to End Bible Readings
Borman was Commander of Apollo 8. In 1968, his tiny capsule was the first manned vessel to orbit the moon, famously photographing the Earth as it rose over the bleak and cratered lunar horizon. They also gave a dramatic Christmas Eve reading from the Bible's book of Genesis. Each crew member took turns reading the first ten verses of the Bible's first book regarding our planet's creation. This, however, did not sit well with one particular earthling – America's preeminent atheist, Madalyn Murry O'Hair.
Why the Census Citizenship Question Is So Important
John Crudele
The people who oppose putting a citizenship question on the 2020 decennial census have no idea what a potential mess they are creating. The controversy over the question got a lot more complicated and interesting last week, when President Trump did an end-around and said he'd use other citizenship data collected by the Census Bureau in place of the decennial question.
Black Pastors Call on Nike to
'Dissolve Relationship' with Colin Kaepernick

The group also called for the left-leaning sportswear brand to reinstate its Betsy Ross flag shoes, which Nike has canceled because anti-Trump ex-NFL star Kaepernick said was "offensive." The African-American Pastors say that Kaepernick's thoughts are too far on the fringe for a company like Nike.
We All Wanted to Love the Women's Soccer Team
Dennis Prager
For the first time in my life, I did not root for an American team. Whatever the sport, I have always rooted American. But if those who called into my radio show were representative of my audience, many millions of Americans made the same sad choice. It takes a lot for people like me not to root for an American team. But Megan Rapinoe, the foul-mouthed star of the team, and her fellow players made it possible.
Everything the left touches it ruins
Documents Reveal Obama State Department
Advanced Russian Collusion Hoax Before 2016 Election

On Thursday, Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation released 84 pages of documents revealing that the Obama State Department was central to advancing the Russian collusion hoax narrative prior to the 2016 presidential election. “These documents show that Fusion GPS and Clinton spy Christopher Steele had a close relationship with the Obama State Department,” says Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton.”The State Department under John Kerry is emerging as another center of the Spygate conspiracy against President Trump.”
Omar: I 'Do Not' Regret Past Anti-Semitic Comments
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D., Minn) said in a recent interview that she doesn't regret her past anti-Semitic remarks, but says she is "grateful for the opportunity" to learn how her words have affected others. Omar appeared on CBS This Morning alongside three other female progressive Democrats known as the "squad," where she was asked to address her previous anti-Semitic remarks.
Ilhan Omar Happened Because Media Chose to Lie to You
David Steinberg
Three years ago, most American newsrooms picked Ilhan Omar – despite her crawling Jew-hatred and evidence of an extensive criminal past – to be the transcendent face America needed to fight bigotry and federal corruption. Reporters apparently chose to lie about Omar to help birth a more trusting country.

Ilhan Omar’s Somali Community in Minnesota Sends ‘$100 Million a Year’ Back Home in Support of Terrorist Group Boko Haram
Jon Dougherty
“I try to get people to understand – ask yourself why does she have the heart that she has to despise America publicly the way that she does? Where does she get that confidence from?” James Cheef noted. He added that “people really need to research Minnesota” to fully comprehend “what’s going on there.”

Observations on the Ilhan Omar Scandal
John Hinderaker
Details continue to emerge about the deceptions and frauds that Ilhan Omar has perpetrated over the last decade. We are dealing here with a trail of fraud, lies and perjury. David Steinberg has itemized eight crimes which the evidence suggests Omar likely has committed, yet the liberal media averts its eyes.
Germany: Nest of Middle Eastern Spies
Soeren Kern
The report, considered the most important indicator of internal security in Germany, draws a bleak picture and raises questions about the government's apparent passivity in face of mounting threats.... Millî Görüs (Turkish for "National Vision") is the second-largest Islamist group in the country – the Salafist movement is now the largest. Millî Görüs is strongly opposed to Muslim integration into European society.
History and Origins of the Gadsden Flag
“'Tis curious and amazing to observe how distinct and independent of each other the rattles of this animal are, and yet how firmly they are united together, so as never to be separated but by breaking them to pieces. One of those rattles singly, is incapable of producing sound, but the ringing of thirteen together, is sufficient to alarm the boldest man living.”
http://www.tysknews.com/News/July4/independence_day_supplement.htm
'Don't Tread On Me' Flag Has Long History of Navy Use
Russ Read
The Navy's new working uniform features a version of a flag with a rattlesnake and the phrase the "Don't Tread on Me" on the left shoulder. But the First Navy Jack is similar to the Rattlesnake Jack and Gadsden flag, which has been labeled by some as a controversial symbol co-opted by the far-right.
Powerful Lessons from History:
Adams on Strength, Rand on Fifth Columnists

Lawrence Kadish
President John Adams has something to say to students this fall but it is unlikely he will be given the chance. Social studies teachers will be the first to admit despair. In many school districts, a single 45-minute period is all that is offered in the course of an entire class year for the study of this global conflict.
Kamala Harris, a Critic of Acosta's Epstein Plea Deal, Under Fire for Agreement She Negotiated As California AG
Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris is facing questions over a plea deal her office negotiated during her stint as California’s attorney general that allowed a disgraced former San Diego mayor to avoid registering as a sex offender and dodge prison time. Harris’ office was reportedly in charge of negotiating a plea deal stemming from allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct against former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner brought by about 20 women in 2013.
Booker Calls for Release of Gang Leader
He Calls a Nonviolent Offender

Over the weekend, Leanne Caldwell reported that prisoner William Underwood is a nonviolent criminal convicted of a minor drug crime. She wants him out of prison. Nonviolent? Not quite: “William Underwood, 36, faces up to life in prison without parole for his conviction in U.S. District Court in Manhattan on charges of racketeering and operating a continuing criminal enterprise -- the so-called federal narcotics ‘kingpin’ law.” [Newsday article on Underwood’s conviction, dated Jan. 10, 1990].
He Was Deemed Too Old to be Dangerous.
Now, at 77, He's Been Convicted of Another Murder

When he came before a judge in 2010, he was in his late 60s, and had spent roughly a third of his life in prison. After doing time for killing his wife, he had assaulted another woman and gone back to jail, only to get out and attack a third woman. Flick's violent tendencies didn't seem likely to go away with age, both the prosecutor and his probation officer warned. But the judge chose to sentence him to just shy of four years in prison, noting that by the time he was released in 2014, he would be 72 or 73.
GOP Senators Call for Antifa to Be
Designated As a Domestic Terrorist Organization

The resolution, which was introduced by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), notes recent Antifa violence against journalist Andy Ngo as well as threats against Immigration and Customs Enforcement employees and "calls for the groups and organizations across the country who act under the banner of Antifa to be designated as domestic terrorist organizations."
Pricing Vanity: Counting the Crushing Costs of
Chaotically Intermittent Wind & Solar

The claim that renewables are cheaper than coal, gas and nuclear is simply nonsense. There’s a reason why wind and solar obsessed Germany, Denmark and South Australia fight it out for the honour of paying the world’s highest power prices. Where conventional generators can be counted on to deliver 24 x 7, wind and solar deliver utter chaos.
MUST see chart showing cost/kWh comparison
Bill To Reinstate Obama Pesticide Ban Ignores Science
Paul Driessen
The battle over neonicotinoid pesticides rages on. In response to one of many collusive sue-and-settle lawsuits between environmentalist groups and Obama environmental officials, in 2014 the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service banned neonic use in wildlife refuges. Following a careful review of extensive scientific studies, the Trump Interior Department concluded that neonics are safe for humans, bees, other wildlife and the environment. In August 2018 it reversed the ban.
Judge to Slash $2 Billion Award for Couple with
Cancer in Roundup Lawsuit

A California judge will slash a $2 billion judgment against Bayer AG, which had been awarded to a couple who both developed cancer after decades of using Roundup to kill weeds. Buried DEEP within WaPo article: The Environmental Protection Agency, meanwhile, concluded in April that it continues to find “no risks to public health when glyphosate is used in accordance with its current label” and that “glyphosate is not a carcinogen.”
Dr. Drew: Los Angeles Faces Imminent Outbreak of Bubonic Plague
Bubonic plague, Dr. Drew said, like typhus, is endemic to the region, and can spread to humans from rodents in a similar fashion. Though commonly recognized as the medieval disease responsible for the Black Death in the fourteenth century, which killed one-third of the population of Europe, the last outbreak of bubonic plague in the U.S. was nearly a century ago, from 1924 to 1925 – also in Los Angeles.
Dem Florida House Candidate Admits Lying About
Being a Doctor After Dropping Out of Race

A former Democratic candidate who dropped out of a Florida state House race last month has admitted to lying about being a doctor who treated victims of the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting, according to multiple local reports. “I lied,” Elizabeth McCarthy, 50, told state investigators, Florida Politics reported citing documents released by the state Department of Health this week.
Swiss Aerial Display Team Flies Over Yodeling Festival by Mistake
The commander of the Swiss air force's aerobatics team has apologized after a fly-by on Saturday that was meant to have taken place over the birthplace of Swiss aviation pioneer Oskar Bider, but instead made its pass over Mümliswil, some 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) away, after the team leader was misled by seeing a tent for a yodeling festival.
Oops! Swiss fly boys

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