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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 Outrageous Assault on the Knights of Columbus
Matthew Continetti
More than religious freedom is under attack in the controversy over the Knights. So is the freedom of association. In the midst of a social crisis that involves drug and alcohol abuse, suicide, depression, and loneliness, progressive Democrats seek to delegitimize the very organizations that promote community, connection, charity, and meaning.

CNN Accidentally Proves – Twice – Why Trump’s Wall Will Work
Kelsey Harkness
In the span of less than 24 hours, CNN inadvertently helped President Donald Trump make his case for funds to build a new barrier at the southern border not once, but twice... “The fence sends the very clear message to everybody before they even try to cross the border: ‘No, don’t come here the wrong way. If you want to come to America, come here through the gates.’”


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Week ending 13 January 2019

Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at
Record Rates – 300% Hike in Bangladeshis in Texas Alone

Federal agents along the southern border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations and the Department of Homeland Security considers them one of the top threats to the United States, according to a congressional report made public this month ... the document outlines the findings of a lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the House Homeland Security Committee.
Remarkable Statements from Obama's Former Border Chief
"If you look in the past, you don't have to go too far back in history, that bipartisan legislation Secure Fence Act in 2006 and 2012, bipartisan legislation passed where they built the wall or fence or physical barrier, whatever you want to call it, it's a wall. It works," Mark Morgan, chief of the U.S. Border Patrol under former President Obama, said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" on Monday.
Schumer Voted YES to 700 Miles of Border Fence in 2013 –
What Changed?

Back in 2013 Democratic Senators such as Chuck Schumer, Mazie Hirono, and Elizabeth Warren voted yes to protect the border along the United States and Mexico in a bipartisan effort in immigration reform. Included was about 700 miles of fencing along the border and efforts to end chain migration and the visa lottery.
Mexico to Regulate 370 Illegal Crossing Points on
Guatemala Border

The Mexican government has pledged to put guards at some 370 illegal crossing points along the country's southern border with Guatemala. The crossings "will be guarded and controlled to prevent the entry of undocumented people," Interior Secretary Olga Sanchez Cordero said Monday.
MS-13 Associate and Illegal Alien Pays to Have Sex with Trafficked 14-Year-Old Girl, Blackmails Her with Compromising Video
A suspect associated with the MS-13 gang will be tried for allegedly paying for sex with a 14-year-old girl, then blackmailing her with video of the encounter. Felix Silva-Zuniga, 52, has been scheduled to be tried in Montgomery County Circuit Court for allegedly paying the gang leaders $100 to allow him to have sex with a 14-year-old girl, recording a video of the act, and then blackmailing her into continued sexual relations using the footage.
Nancy Pelosi calls securing the border immoral!
San Diego TV Station: CNN Declined Our 'local view'
Because of Reports On Wall Effectiveness

A San Diego television station on Thursday said that CNN had asked for a "local view" and then "declined to hear from us" after past reports from the station showed that a border wall was effective. A CNN spokesperson pushed back on KUSI's claim on Friday, calling it a "non story" since the network ultimately didn't book any reporters from stations in the San Diego area.
How No Border Wall
Caused a Homeless Crisis 2,500 Miles Away in Maine

Daniel Greenfield
Portland shelters, 2,500 miles away, are overloaded by illegal migrants from sub-Saharan Africa who crossed the border and then kept right on going to one of the coldest, but most profitable parts of the country. Portland, like many areas in Maine, attracted migrants because of the generous social safety net that had been set up to help the local population deal with turbulent economic times.
Police Charge 30 ‘Violent Bloods Gang Members’
Over 169 Felonies After Raids Across Atlanta

Police have arrested 30 alleged Bloods gang members in early morning raids across the Atlanta area in a major sting linked to 169 felonies. Two separate indictments were handed down to two different suspected Blood gang sets – the Ape (All Profit and Extortion) Gang and the Bounty Hunter Bloods. They are accused of a string of crimes including murders, drugs offences and racketeering.
9th Circuit Court Upholds Ban on Gun Possession by
Undocumented Immigrants

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case of a San Jose man, Victor Manuel Torres, who entered the U.S. illegally from Mexico in 2005 at the age of 20. Torres had previously come to San Jose with his mother as a child, but was sent back to Mexico by his family after he was expelled from school in San Jose because of gang activity.
Anywhere but the 9th a 'no brainer'
Gingrich EPIC Op-Ed – A Group of Bureaucrats Elected by
No One Decided to Investigate POTUS

Wayne Dupree
'This group of bureaucrats reports to no one in elected authority. In a Justice Department where employees gave 97 percent of their presidential campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton, the hostility toward – and fear of – newly elected President Trump was deep. The senior members of the Justice Department (all promoted under the Obama administration) were clearly prepared to go all-out to repudiate the verdict of the American people in the 2016 election.'
Reported FBI Probe of Trump was Led by
Anti-Trump Fanatics Who Betrayed Constitution

Newt Gingrich
Leaking this report to the New York Times rather than submitting it to the Congress is just one more example of the willingness of Justice Department officials to violate the rules and undermine the rule of law in favor of the rule of power. It also lays bare their alliance with the liberal media to undermine and, if possible, destroy the duly elected president of the United States.
Pelosi's MSM 'Wrap-Up Smear' Collusion Against Trump
Mark Alexander
The Times and the Washington Post have become leftist tabloids, the latter as the ideological megaphone of its billionaire socialist owner, Jeff Bezos, one of this era's leading "Archenemies of Liberty." But the print media is moderate compared to CNN and the cable collective's dezinformatsia campaign against Trump.
Multiculturalism and the Transformation of Britain in 2018: Part II
Soeren Kern
Not a single Christian was among the 1,112 Syrian refugees resettled in Britain in the first three months of 2018. The Home Office agreed to resettle only Muslims and rejected the four Christians recommended by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees – The Sunday Times.
Congressman Calls On Justice Department to
Halt Federal Funding for Nation of Islam

Rep. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Monday called on the Department of Justice to immediately halt federal funding to the Nation of Islam, after the Washington Examiner first reported that the group has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from the government to teach religious studies programs to prison inmates. "The federal government should not use taxpayer dollars to subsidize one of the most infamous hate groups in the United States," Buchanan said.
Waste Crisis Looms As
Thousands of Solar Panels Reach End of Life

Thousands of ageing rooftop solar panels represent a toxic time-bomb and major economic waste unless Australia acts swiftly to keep them out of landfill, conservationists and recyclers say. Australia’s enthusiastic embrace of rooftop solar has brought clear environmental and economic benefits, but critics say governments have dragged their feet in addressing the looming waste crisis.
Wind turbine blades present a similar problem
Big Wind’s Dirty Little Secret: Toxic Lakes and Radioactive Waste
The wind industry requires an astounding amount of rare earth minerals, primarily neodymium and dysprosium, which are key components of the magnets used in modern wind turbines. Developed by GE in 1982, neodymium magnets are manufactured in many shapes and sizes for numerous purposes. One of their most common uses is in the generators of wind turbines.
Germany's Diesel Disaster & The Lessons of 'Dieselgate'
Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Wall Street Journal
Diesel does deliver a tad less CO2 per mile than gasoline but produces more smog and particulates, a detractor that turned out not to be fixable. Remember the Volkswagen scandal of 2015, when U.S. regulators ended the charade by discovering that emissions from imported VWs were 400% worse than advertised? To this day, though, nobody in Europe is willing to acknowledge the biggest flaw in the continent's now-defunct regulatory fetish for diesel.
Extreme Environmentalists Are Anti-Human
Tom Harris and Dr. Tim Ball
Environmentalists, and especially climate change activists, would have us believe that they are great humanitarians – "social justice warriors" fighting for the oppressed. But many of the policies they promote would seriously harm people, especially the poor and disadvantaged. Often, leaders in the movement reveal attitudes that are decidedly anti-human.
Los Angeles County Agrees to Purge Up to
1.5 Million Voters from Its Rolls In Settlement

Los Angeles County has agreed to conduct a purge of its voting rolls, in a move that could strip perhaps 1.5 million inactive voters from the lists of those eligible to cast ballots. The county made the deal in a settlement last week with Judicial Watch, a conservative public interest firm, saying that under a recent Supreme Court ruling, it has a duty to remove names of people who appear to have either died, moved from the county or lost interest in voting.
Gov. DeSantis Removes Broward County Sheriff from Office
DeSantis announced the decision to remove Israel at the Broward County Sheriff's headquarters just after 4:30 p.m., according to CBS4 Miami. Retired Coral Springs Police Sgt. Gregory Tony will be the county's interim sheriff. According to state law, Florida governors can suspend sheriffs for "malfeasance" and "neglect of duty." The state Senate has the power to permanently remove a sheriff from office.
Virginia Governor Announces Bill to Repeal Voter ID Requirement,
Allow No-Excuse Absentee Voting

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) announced Monday that he is introducing a legislative package that would repeal voter identification requirements and implement no-excuse absentee voting. The package also addresses campaign finance, proposing to limit large campaign contributions, ban contributions made directly by corporations and businesses and ban the use of campaign funds for personal use.
Anything to widen the margin of cheating
Gov. Gavin Newsom Seeks to Add More Illegal Immigrants to
State Health Care Plan; Promises 'sanctuary to all who seek it'

Newly sworn-in California Gov. Gavin Newsom, vowing to provide "sanctuary to all who seek it," has proposed extending state health care coverage to more illegal immigrants living within the Golden State's borders. Hours after assuming office, Mr. Newsom released sweeping health care proposals to raise the age limit for illegal aliens covered by Medi-Cal from 19 to 26, which would make California "the first state in the nation to cover young undocumented adults through a state Medicaid program."
California Town Launches ‘Goat Fund Me’ to Prevent Wildfires
The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. Nevada City in the Sierra Nevada began the online crowdsourcing campaign last month with the goal of raising $30,000 for the project.

Week ending 6 January 2019

Why Trump Shouldn't Cave on Border Wall, By the Numbers
Investor's Business Daily
Despite all the hand-wringing about a government shutdown, President Donald Trump still has a strong hand. The amount he's asking for is a relative pittance. And the shutdown is exposing how useless much of the federal government is. Start with Trump's demand for $5 billion to start construction on the border wall. That number might sound like a lot, but it is less than a rounding error in the federal government's $4 trillion annual budget.
Prodding Trump's EPA to Reexamine Endangerment
Bill Kovacs
Campaign rhetoric strongly suggested that the Trump administration would redress the Obama administration’s insane attempts to regulate every aspect of society in a futile attempt to control nature and climate. President Trump withdrew from the Paris Accord, initiated repeal of the Clean Power Plan, sought a reasonable replacement for the plan, and turned off the regulatory fire hose. Great start! But two years in, it is clear that the administration has stalled on dealing with the most significant part of Obama regulatory overreach: the 2009 Endangerment Finding.
The Unacceptably High Crime Rate of Illegal Aliens in the U.S.:
A Fact the Socialists Deny

The Leftist Socialists in office who reject the wall and demand open borders want us to believe that most of the people who come here illegally are simple hard working individuals who do not commit crimes and only want a better life. Yet, for decades, we have witnessed the exact opposite to be true. Murders like that of Kate Steinle who was shot by Jose Inez Garcia Zarate, who was here illegally, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to US citizens being killed by illegal aliens.
Pelosi to DHS Secretary Kirsten Nielsen: ‘I Reject Your Facts’
During the White House border-security meeting on Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirsten Nielsen presented a report on current conditions at the southern border. New Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told Nielsen, “I reject your facts.” To which Nielsen responded, “These are not my facts. These are the facts.” 
Democrats can’t seem to put their vitriol aside for a nanosecond and pay attention to the factsThe Wall: Why Democrats Reject the Facts
Dems Can’t Seem to Pay Attention to the Facts

Leesa K. Donner
Ranking congressional Democrats have not only closed their minds but their ears as well to the facts behind a border situation that is about to explode like an IED in Baghdad. The only problem is that this detonation will be a lot closer to home and has many deleterious ramifications associated with it. Why listen to reality when you can make up an alternative one for yourself?
California Admits It Has No Idea
Whether Non-Citizens Voted in Last Primary

Monica Showalter
After a hard-fought battle to obtain records by the Sacramento Bee, we now learn that California's electoral officials are admitting that they have no idea how many illegals and other non-citizens voted in the last primary, based on the state's motor-voter registration, which has been shown to have registered thousands of non-citizen voters.
Rasmussen: For Most, Government Shutdown is a Nothingburger
Voters are overwhelmingly aware that there’s a partial shutdown of the federal government, but so far at least it isn’t bothering them. Just two percent (2%) of Likely U.S. Voters say the shutdown hasn’t started yet, and another 11% think it’s been going for less than a week.
U.S. Employers Added a Stellar 312,000 Jobs in December
U.S. employers dramatically stepped up their hiring in December, adding 312,000 jobs in an encouraging display of strength for an economy in the midst of a trade war, slowing global growth and a partial shutdown of the federal government. Average hourly pay improved 3.2 percent from a year ago, up from average wage growth of 2.7 percent at the end of 2017.

Manufacturing Industry Posts Biggest Annual Job Gain in 20 Years
A priority for President Donald Trump, manufacturing saw marked hiring in December with an additional 32,000 jobs. Most of the gains occurred in blue-collar durable goods manufacturing, with growth in fabricated metals and computer and electronic products, the Labor Department said in its release.

156,945,000 – 2018 Ends with Record Employment;
Participation Rate Hits Trump-Era High

The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said on Friday the economy added an impressive 312,000 jobs in December, which was a month of strong retail sales; and the nation's unemployment rate increased two-tenths of a point to 3.9 percent, which is still an 18-year low. The number of employed Americans has now set a 14th record under Trump.

Hispanic Unemployment Rate Hits Record Low in December
The number of Hispanics employed set a new record high of 27,701,000 in December, as their unemployment rate fell to a record low. The number of Hispanics employed, participating in the workplace, and civilian population all rose in December, as Hispanics' labor force participation rate increased from 66.8% to 67.0%, recording its fourth straight monthly increase.
Trump Gets China to Buy Rice
Pro Ag News reported, Red "China is buying U.S. rice for the first time. The South China Morning Post reported Chinese customs officials cleared American rice for import." But the experts in Washington all said the trade war would kill the American economy. Suddenly Red China is willing to cut deals because it fears losing access to the American market.
Dossier Fails the Test of Time;
Trump-Russia Collusion Claims Now Called 'Likely False'

Yahoo News' Michael Isikoff, an early public conduit for Christopher Steele's anti-Trump dossier, now says the former British spy's sensational Russia collusion charges lack apparent evidence and are "likely false." Mr. Isikoff this month told Mediaite columnist John Ziegler: "When you actually get into the details of the Steele dossier, the specific allegations, we have not seen the evidence to support them, and in fact, there is good grounds to think that some of the more sensational allegations will never be proven and are likely false."
Obama's coup d'etat Docs Prove Illegal Surveillance Coverup
Senior FBI and DOJ officials involved in the Mueller's Russian collusion investigation were part of the team investigating whistleblower Dennis Montgomery. Montgomery claims that Obama administration officials illegally spied on citizen and candidate Donald Trump. Among those Montgomery identifies are CIA Director John Brennan and the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper
Senior NBC Reporter Resigns –
Slams Network Over “Around-The-Clock Anti-Trump Hysteria”

Wayne Dupree
NBC Senior Reporter William Arkin is leaving NBC over their infatuation with being anti-Trump and how that direction has distracted journalists from revealing real stories that need to be told to the American people. Honestly, that’s a huge move for someone working at one of the Democrat National Committee Defense networks.
CAGW Names Kamala Harris 2018 Porker of the Year
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) announced the results of its online poll for the 2018 Porker of the Year. There were five worthy candidates who were guilty of promoting patently flawed policies, defending wasteful boondoggles, and pushing a big-spending agenda. After the votes were tallied, the dishonor went to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), with 38 percent of the vote, a double-digit victory over the runner-up, incoming House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.), whose absurd proposal to bring back pork-barrel earmarks earned him 27 percent.
Kamala Harris 2018 Porker of the Year
Feds Spend $1,788,748 on
Virtual Reality Game for Young Gay Men

The National Institutes of Health is spending over $1.7 million on a virtual reality game for young men who have sex with men. "Tough Talks" is a virtual simulation that allows young gay men to practice how to tell their partner they have HIV, using virtual reality technology. Sixty-seven percent of young gay men do not disclose their HIV status to first-time sex partners, according to the grant behind the study.
Your tax dollars at work
NY Black Lawmakers' Education Charity Didn't Give Out a
Single Scholarship, Officials' Reaction is Beyond Suspicious

A nonprofit run by state lawmakers to raise scholarship money for needy minority students spends most of the cash on its lavish annual soiree – including $6,000 on limos – and gave out no grants the last two years, The Post has learned. The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators organizes a "Caucus Weekend" – a series of workshops, concerts and parties – in Albany every February for minority members of the Assembly and the Senate.
Greenpeace's Iconic Rainbow Warrior Ship
Chopped Up On Third-World Beach, Sold for Scrap

The embarrassing admission from one of the world's largest and most prominent environmental groups flew under the radar of major news outlets. Greenpeace quietly put out a press release on its international website, which few noticed. Indeed, Rainbow Warrior II's fate is only the latest in a string of embarrassments and scandals to plague Greenpeace in recent years, including admitting in 2014 it had lost millions in donations betting on currency speculation. That same year, Greenpeace came under fire from the Peruvian government for damaging the ancient Nazca Lines.
Beach "shipyard" an environmental hazard
CEO of Search Engine DuckDuckGo says Google Uses Location Data That Puts Entire ZIP Codes In Politically Biased 'filter bubbles'
The study, among other things, found that participants saw vast differences in search results when searching for the same keywords (like "gun control" or "immigration") from different locations across the country. The study controlled for other potential factors of personalization by having its participants log out of their Google accounts and search from an incognito state.
5 Things Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Doesn’t
Want You to Know About the Green New Deal

Justin Haskins
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y, the self-described democratic socialist who has become a media sensation, is pushing for enactment of a radical plan called the Green New Deal that would ban the use of all fossil fuels from U.S. electricity generation, agriculture and manufacturing by 2030. The Green New Deal would dramatically reshape the U.S. economy and add tens of trillions of dollars to the national debt. The radical plan would force families to pay more to heat, cool and provide electricity to their homes.
Dems Have a Plan: Push Hard on Climate Change
Mike LaChance
Democrats are setting up the table with a new narrative for 2019 and 2020. It is increasingly apparent that they're planning a hard push on climate change. It's all about the "Green New Deal" being advanced by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It's not difficult to see where this is headed. There have been some blatant examples of setting the new narrative in the last few days. One was Chuck Todd of Meet the Press, who devoted his show Sunday to climate change and announced that "deniers" would not be given airtime.
California's Largest Utility Could Face
Murder Charges for Sparking Wildfires

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, a Democrat, filed documents Friday with Northern California's federal district court warning that the utility company Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) may face severe criminal charges if its operations or equipment are found to have sparked fatal wildfires, NBC News reported.
Leader of Global Child Porn Ring Killed in Prison Beating
The leader of an international child porn ring was killed in a prison beating this week – after one of his victims predicted his fate. Christian Maire, a married father-of-two from Binghamton, was sentenced in December to 40 years in prison after the FBI discovered he was the mastermind behind a twisted Internet gang dubbed “The Bored Group.” At his sentencing, a female victim forecasted Maire’s demise.
Homosexuality is to Blame for Sexual Abuse,
Not Catholic Church, Claims German Cardinal

“What has happened in the church is no different from what is happening in society as a whole,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said. “The real scandal is that the Catholic church hasn’t distinguished itself from the rest of society.” Society “forgets or covers up the fact that 80 per cent of cases of sexual assault in the church involved male youths not children,” he told Germany’s DPA news agency.
Abortion was the Leading Cause of Death Worldwide in 2018,
Killing 42 Million People

More human beings died in abortions than any other cause of death in 2018, a new report indicates. A heartbreaking reminder about the prevalence of abortion, statistics compiled by Worldometers indicate that there were nearly 42 million abortions world-wide in 2018.

Week ending 30 December 2018

It Sure Looks Like This Obamacare Program
Has Led to More People Dying

Peter Suderman
To determine whether a government program is successful, it's often necessary to look not only at how well it does what it's supposed to do, but what it's doing that it isn't supposed to. For example, killing people. Take the hospital readmissions program built into Obamacare. The program derived from a simple observation that hospitals were treating lots of people who would then return for more treatment within the month.
Trump Vindicated, Media is Silent
Khashoggi Columns Were 'shaped' by Qatar

Don Surber
Two months ago, Jamal Khashoggi was a thing. He died in Saudi Arabia's embassy in Istanbul apparently painfully and slowly. The Washington Establishment went whacko and demanded President Trump break relations with Saudi Arabia for the death of Khashoggi, whom the elitists described as a journalist for the Washington Post. He wrote 20 columns for the paper. Now we know the rest of the story. Khashoggi was a propagandist for Qatar, the one gulf state that sides with Syria and Iran.
CNN Reporter Admits U.S. Law Entices Illegals to
Bring Kids to Improve Their Chances

On Friday morning, CNN correspondent Dan Simon surprisingly admitted that U.S. law has sent the message to Central Americans that it is a good idea to bring childen with them to the country because it increases their chances of being able to stay, citing the mother of eight-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who recently died of the flu in Border Patrol custody.
Mother of Migrant Child Who Died Thought
Son Would Help with U.S. Entry

Catarina Alonzo told Reuters in an interview that other migrants with children were able to cross into the U.S. after being held in detention for a month or more at a time, which many migrants see as the easiest way to make it into the United States. "Lots of them have gone with children and managed to cross, even if they're held for a month or two."
Building the Wall Will Prevent More Tragedies at the Border
Michael Goodwin
Nancy Pelosi, the likely next speaker, has called the wall “immoral,” yet in a statement she vows to “fight for a strategic, robust national security policy, including strong and smart border security, and strong support for our service members and veterans.” That’s not even mush. It’s a word salad meant to suggest toughness without offering a single specific example of what Dems would do to plug the border. She won’t admit it, but she has no plan except to further weaken the disastrous policies now in place.
Immigration Insanity: American Death Count Mounting
Leesa K. Donner
Here we go again. Another senseless murder of an American – this time a cop – has allegedly occurred at the hands of an illegal immigrant... There is one nagging question that just won't go away – that Columbo moment – when we are about to leave the scene of the crime, but have one final query: How many more American citizens must die before for this catastrophic Democratic vision of an immigration utopia is stopped?
MS-13 Allegedly Used a 13-Year-Old Girl to
Lure Murder Victim to Queens Bird Sanctuary

The man found dead and half-naked in a Queens bird sanctuary was lured there with promises of sex – and then slaughtered by members of the vicious MS-13 gang, according to law enforcement sources. Police have arrested four people in the gruesome killing, including an unidentified 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy.
Record Retail Sales Rain On Anti-Donald Trump Parade
Cheryl K. Chumley
So the left has been up in arms for days now about the government shutdown, pitching wails over the Wall Street numbers and stock market showing and predicting nothing but gloom and doom and financial suffering because of President Donald Trump. Then along come retail sales and put all that blather in its place. What that means in political-speak is that even the darkest Trump hours seem to pretty much beat out the best Barack Obama hours.
Trump Takes Steps to Prevent Catastrophic Forest Fires – Overhauled the Way We Prevent Wildfires and Media Totally Missed It
Trump issued an executive order Friday to allow for active management of forest and rangelands, including thinning and removing debris from millions of acres of federal lands. The order also calls on federal officials to streamline regulations and permitting processes to allow the harvest of at least 3.8 billion board feet from U.S. Forest Service lands and 600 million board feet from Bureau of Land Management lands.
Ryan Zinke Blames 'Radical Environmentalists' for
Deadly California Wildfires

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke blamed "radical environmentalists" for the deadly wildfires raging across California. "When we're prevented from managing our forests by these radical environmentalists – they've had lawsuit after lawsuit, they have somehow promulgated to let nature take its course – this is the consequence of letting nature take its course," Zinke said.
Inside Facebook's Secret Rulebook for Global Political Speech
The closely held rules are extensive, and they make the company a far more powerful arbiter of global speech than has been publicly recognized or acknowledged by the company itself, the New York Times has found. An examination of the files revealed numerous gaps, biases and outright errors. As Facebook employees grope for the right answers, they have allowed extremist language to flourish in some countries while censoring mainstream speech in others.

Why Facebook Can't Be 'fixed'
Erin Dunne
Facebook rapidly expanded. New markets, new users, and new countries quickly came online, and Facebook, focused on growth, was all too happy to watch the platform grow. That growth came with new problems, and Facebook, under increasing pressure, faced two starkly different options: moderate content or leave the platform an unmoderated free-for-all. In the end, Facebook decided to moderate content.
Facebook makes about $5 billion in profit per quarter
Ohio Legislature Defeats Kasich's Veto On Gun-Owner Rights Bill
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich's veto opposing a bill for gun owners' rights was overturned by the Republican-led state legislature Thursday. The state House first voted to overturn Kasich's veto on the bill, which makes it easier for off-duty police officers to access guns and also changes laws regarding self-defense cases. The state Senate then voted later, 21-11, turning down Kasich's veto on the legislation, the AP reported.
New York Times Wants Banks and Credit Card Companies to
Monitor and Ban Gun Purchases

Dr. Eowyn
Although there are rules preventing banks and credit-card companies from seeing what customers are buying, if the New York Times has its way, those financial companies would begin to do just that. Not only would they see what we purchase, but the NYT would also have them monitor and ban our gun purchases.
Democrats at War with Century-Old Firearm Technology
AWR Hawkins
The Democrat Party is in open warfare against semiautomatic firearms even though the technology behind such weapons dates back to at least 1903. In other words, while Democrats present semiautomatic firearms as some sort of new development that gives heretofore unimagined levels of firepower to civilians, the reality is that Colt began selling semiautomatic firearms in 1903.
Maine Governor Scribbles 'Stolen Election' On Certificate Confirming Democrat's Election Win – Ranked Choice Voting Test
Outgoing Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage took a swipe on Friday at a Democratic candidate’s victory in a controversial House race, writing “stolen election” next to his signature on the certificate confirming the election result. LePage certified the victory of Democratic Rep.-elect Jared Golden after Rep. Bruce Poliquin, a two-term Republican congressman, conceded to his opponent on Christmas Eve following a contentious legal challenge.
North Carolina Seat in U.S. Congress Likely to Stay Vacant as
Fraud Controversy Intensifies

A combination of court rulings and changes to state law left the top vote-getter in an initial tally, Republican Mark Harris, seemingly no closer to taking office. A leading Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer, said his party would object to seating Harris when it takes control in the new Congress that convenes on Jan. 3.
"Democrats ... delay and delay and delay"
Bloomberg: U.S. Meeting Paris Climate Goals
Without Being Part of the Agreement

Former New York City Mayor and possible 2020 candidate Michael Bloomberg said Sunday that the United States is meeting the goals of Paris Climate Accords despite withdrawing from the agreement. Last year President Donald Trump announced the U.S. pullout from the Paris climate accord, a global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
Sweden to Release Muslims Who Wanted to
"kill as many as possible" Over 2010 Cartoon

Four Swedish citizens, one a Tunisian with Swedish residence, sentenced for preparing a terrorist act in 2010, will be released Saturday. They planned to "kill as many as possible" in a planned bloodbath against the headquarters of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten over Muhammad cartoons. The convicts have only served two-thirds of their punishment, common for the Scandinavian penitentiary system.
Uganda: Muslims Screaming "Allahu akbar" Attack Christians for Mocking Islam by Publicly Saying Jesus Is Son of God
Robert Spencer
A few years ago, when jihadis attacked AFDI's Muhammad Art Exhibit and Cartoon Contest in Garland, Texas, some Christians castigated me for co-sponsoring and speaking at the event. They said that Pamela Geller and I, as co-organizers of the event, were being needlessly provocative, poking Muslims in the eye, goading them, etc. They said that Christians should instead be deferential to others' religious sensibilities.
One cannot be hyper-tolerant toward the hyper-intolerant
Google Approves App to Report Incidents of Islamic Blasphemy
Thomas Lifson
Apple may have forbidden a Christian app regarding homosexuality, but its Silicon Valley neighbor and smart phone competitor Google is fine with offering an app enabling Muslims to report blasphemy to the police. Perhaps it has escaped the notice of the powers that be at Google that Islamic doctrine is even harsher toward homosexual acts than Christianity.
Cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal Granted Appeal,
Spurring Outrage from Widow of Slain Police Officer

The widow of a Philadelphia police officer who was gunned down 37 years ago in the line of duty is "outraged" over a judge's decision last week to grant her husband's killer a chance to appeal his conviction. On Thursday, Judge Leon Tucker granted Mumia Abu-Jamal another opportunity to appeal his 1981 conviction in the death of Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner. Abu-Jamal spent three decades on death row before his sentence in the shooting death of Faulkner was thrown out over flawed jury instructions.
Court Rejects Jerry Brown’s Clemency Orders for
3 More California Killers

The California Supreme Court this week rejected three more of Gov. Jerry Brown’s recommendations to commute sentences of longtime prison inmates who he believed had reformed behind bars, including a Sacramento man who beat a man to death in 1997. The court in recent weeks now has denied 10 of Brown’s clemency actions, the first time it has exercised that power in half a century.
FBI: Record Number of Illegal Immigrants Attempted to Buy Guns
The FBI this year has barred a record number of cases of illegal immigrants from buying guns, according to a new report of background checks. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System listed 7,836,600 "illegal/unlawful alien" as of 2018. That number has been increasing in recent years.
Black Fla. Lawmaker Proposes Bill Protecting Confederate Statues
A black lawmaker in Florida filed a bill that would bar the removal of Confederate monuments in the Sunshine State. Such statues and other memorials have come under attack on American college campuses during recent years. Republican state Rep. Mike Hill proposed the "Soldiers' and Heroes' Monuments and Memorials Protection Act" to ensure the preservation of "remembrances" constructed on public property from Mar. 22, 1822 and onward.
Academic Absurdity of the Week: Writing is Racist
Steven Hayward
Like our coveted Green Weenie Award, we could cover academic absurdities on an hourly basis these days. To paraphrase Will Rogers, there's no trouble exposing the rot of our universities when so many faculty are working full time for you. So we limit ourselves to the most extraordinary or novel expressions of academic rot.
GAO: IRS Had 4,487 Guns; 5,062,006 Rounds of Ammunition
The Internal Revenue Service had in its weapons inventory 4,487 guns and 5,062,006 rounds of ammunition as of late 2017, according to a report published this month by the Government Accountability Office. Included in this arsenal, according to the GAO, were 15 “fully automatic firearms” and 56,000 rounds of ammunition for those fully automatic firearms.

  Week ending 23 December 2018  

REPORT: Huber and Horowitz Investigations Are
Deep State Con Jobs Constructed by DOJ

CRT Sundance
Just like the false framework surrounding the long-forgotten U.S. Attorney John Lausch; the guy who was supposedly hired to facilitate DOJ record production but actually did nothing of the sort; Sperry discovers the framework around U.S. Attorney John Huber was manufactured by career officials inside the DOJ to tamp down problematic demands for a second special counsel.
Germany's Green Transition Has Hit a Brick Wall
Oddvar Lundseng, Hans Johnsen and Stein Bergsmark
More people are finally beginning to realize that supplying the world with sufficient, stable energy solely from sun and wind power will be impossible. Germany took on that challenge, to show the world how to build a society based entirely on "green, renewable" energy. It has now hit a brick wall.
U.S. Economy Grew at 3.4% Rate In Third Quarter
The U.S. economy expanded at a solid 3.4 percent annual rate in the third quarter, slightly slower than the previous estimate as consumer spending and exports were revised lower. The economy is expected to slow further in the current quarter. The Commerce Department said Friday that growth in the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, was revised down from an earlier estimate of 3.5 percent.
Former Federal Prosecutor Sidney Powell:
New Facts Indicate Mueller Destroyed Evidence, Obstructed Justice

The Supreme Court held long ago in Brady v. Maryland that the Constitution requires the prosecution, which holds all the cards in a criminal case, to give the defense all evidence favorable to the defendant, whether it impeaches a witness, mitigates punishment or shows his innocence. Indeed, the burden is on prosecutors to find anything in the possession of the government that is favorable to the defense. From the minute Judge Emmet G. Sullivan received the case against Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, which will be decided on Tuesday, he ordered Mueller to provide the defense with all Brady material.
A 2019 Resolution: Honesty In Energy Policy
Paul Driessen and Roger Bezdek
Virginia lawmakers recently teamed up with Governor Ralph Northam to approve a $300-million offshore wind project that will impose killer electricity rates of 78¢/kilowatt-hour for their intermittent electricity. That's 26 times the 3¢ per kWh wholesale price for coal, gas, hydroelectric or nuclear electricity in the Commonwealth. The project is intended to help underscore the governor's commitment to "fighting climate change" and may soon be followed by hundreds of additional turbines.
Ted Cruz Calls for $14 Billion Seized from El Chapo to
Fund Border Wall

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, has a brilliant idea on how to fully pay for the border wall between the U.S. and Mexico. According to Breitbart, Cruz introduced the Ensuring Lawful Collection of Hidden Assets to Provide Order (EL CHAPO) Act on Tuesday, which calls for the use of $14 billion seized from cartel drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to be used to pay for the wall.

Ted Cruz is Right: Make El Chapo Pay for the Wall
Daniel John Sobieski
It would be poetic justice, is deliciously named, and wouldn't cost the taxpayers a dime. It doesn't make Mexico pay for the wall, just one particular Mexican who has done great injury to the people of the United States and who is responsible for a major part of drugs flooding into the United States.
Feds Spend More in Food Stamps in ONE Month
Than POTUS Wants for Entire YEAR of Wall Funding

Now that Democrats have allowed part of the government to be shut down because they refuse to protect our country and give POTUS Donald Trump his $5 billion border wall budget request, it's time to put some things in perspective. Like the amount of money at play here. And Democrats' true motivations. First the money. Democrats and Leftist talking heads have complained that the $5 billion POTUS Donald Trump wants in fiscal year 2019 funding for his promised border wall is excessively expensive, but a new analysis finds that this argument to be, well, asinine.
Austria Flips the 'narrative' On Migrant Asylum,
Turning Fire to Human Smugglers

Monica Showalter
Asylum-seeking is well known for its distorted incentives and abuses. Now Austria of all places is calling it out, seeking to ban any asylum seekers who bankroll their journeys in through the paying and enriching of human smuggling cartels. It makes sense. It's also about the most vividly commonsensical idea to come out of that place since Friedrich Hayek's theory of price signals, demonstrating why central planning (read: socialism) always fails.
Walls Save Lives. Israel Has Proof
Barry Shaw
Israel has proof that walls not only stop illegal immigration, it deters them. These illegal migrants learn that there is a proper way to enter a country, or they go where they know other governments are sloppy over the issue of illegal immigration. If you want security, want to stop the unbridled flow of illegal immigrants, drugs, criminals, and terrorists, build that wall.
'Junk News' Exposed:
Russia Report Done by Anti-Conservative Academics

A new study has claimed Russia's online interference tried to aid the conservative movement and Donald Trump. There's a big problem with that assessment. It comes from a left-wing operation that previously classified more than 11 different conservative outlets as "junk news." And two of those authors were also involved in this report.
Soros Gave $1.35M to 'Nonpartisan' Watchdog
Inundating Trump with Lawsuits

Liberal billionaire George Soros provided $1.35 million to a "nonpartisan" government watchdog organization last year that is hitting the Trump administration with a steady flow of complaints and lawsuits in an attempt to "damage" his presidency, according to tax filings provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
A Green New Deal Would Necessitate a
Huge Increase in Hardrock Mining

Moving the world to 100-percent renewable energy under a Green New Deal, or the Paris climate accord, will require at least a twelve-fold increase in the not-so-green practice of hardrock mining, according to a new study backed by prominent environmental consultants. "The current global supply of several critical metals is insufficient to transition to a renewable energy system," a new study released Thursday by Leiden University in the Netherlands and environmental consulting firms Metabolic and Copper8 concludes.
TYSK has railed about the hidden harm most all 'green' energy entails
Big Brother Shocker:
N.Y. to Have Public Schools Decide if Private Ones May Operate

Selwyn Duke
Would it make sense to let McDonald’s franchises decide whether Burger King can do business in their areas? This is essentially the situation created, say critics, by a November New York State Department of Education guidance empowering local government schools to assess the curricula of private schools in their districts and then determine whether they’re fit to operate.
To Drain the Swamp and Defeat the Left:
Pull Your Kids Out of Public Schools

Gary DeMar
Starve a fire of fuel and oxygen, and the fire will go out. Starve cancer cells of what they need to grow, and you will eliminate the cancer. Starve the State by taking your kids out of public schools so they can't indoctrinate them. The State feeds on people. It needs people to function, to survive. The money the State spends comes from people.
ABC-Promoted, 11-Year-Old, Cross-Dressing Boy
Performs in New York Sodomite Bar – No Arrests

Tim Brown
Why is this not criminal? Oh, wait, it is, but as long as the sodomites do it, everything is ok now, right? Wrong. Still, after ABC promoted cross dressing 11-year-old Desmond Napoles, aka Desmond is Amazing, he unsurprisingly found his way on stage at a sodomite club in Brooklyn, New York.
Fifth Graders at Arizona School Provided
Shocking Adult Transgender and Gay Curriculum

You spend $20,000 annually on tuition for your child to ensure he receives a top education. You choose a private school to escape the indoctrination and political correctness the public schools foist on students. Now, you're sure, things are great. Then your expensive private school pushes the exact kind of agenda you thought you were avoiding.
Newly Elected Somali Muslim Congresswoman
Mocks Jesus and Mike Pence

100% Fed Up
Last month, in what was an expected election result, Democrats in Minnesota elected Somali refugee, Ilhan Omar to be their next Muslim U.S. Congresswoman. In January, Omar will fill the seat of the disgraced outgoing Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison, who was recently forced to resign as the DNC vice chair, after multiple credible accusations of domestic violence. The Somali-born Muslim lawmaker, Ilhan Omar, brings her own set of baggage with her to Washington DC.
Dinesh D'Souza:
Michelle Obama's College Thesis was 'Illiterate and Incoherent'

Rusty Weiss
Conservative author Dinesh D'Souza claims that Michelle Obama's college thesis at Princeton University was "illiterate and incoherent." The critique comes as the former First Lady recently took aim at nearly every world leader and politician the Obama's had ever met, asserting they aren't all that bright. At least not as bright as she and her husband.
Der Spiegel to File Criminal Complaint Against Cheating Reporter
Influential German news weekly Der Spiegel said Sunday it would file a criminal complaint against a disgraced reporter after it emerged he may have embezzled donations intended for Syrian street children. Claas Relotius, 33, resigned this month after admitting to making up stories and inventing protagonists in more than a dozen articles in the magazine's print and online editions. Spiegel said it now had information that Relotius allegedly launched a campaign for readers to give money to help subjects of an article he wrote but that the bank details he gave directed the funds to his own account.
CNN's "Journalist of the Year" Committed Journalistic Fraud
"On a Grand Scale" at Der Spiegel for Many Years

Award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had "made up stories and invented protagonists" in approximately 14 out of 60 articles which appeared both in print and online editions. He had worked for Der Spiegel for seven years, winning numerous awards for his investigative journalism ... Relotius, 33, tendered his resignation after admitting to the fraud.
UN Migration Pact Explained and Exposed:
38 Times 'we commit to' In It

In a short video, Swedish Webb Television tells us what everyone should know about the UN Migration Pact. Various politicians and news channels have stubbornly argued that the agreement is not legally binding. The truth, however, is that "non-legally binding" occurs twice in the agreement – while "we commit to" occurs no less than 38 times. The petty 2 times "non-legally binding" is mentioned can be overlooked because the agreement as a whole says otherwise.
California Cops 'Frustrated' with Sanctuary Laws Stopping Them from Working with Ice Over Twice-Deported Criminal
A California sheriff whose officers were led on a wild chase earlier this week by a twice-deported illegal immigrant killer says cops are "very frustrated" with sanctuary state laws preventing them from working with Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. The comments from Tulare County Sheriff Mike Boudreaux come following the death of Gustavo Garcia, a 36-year-old who police say embarked on a 'reign of terror' robbing a convenience store, shooting and killing a person and firing at buildings before crashing a truck that he had stolen.
California Taxes, Over-Regulation
Force 1,800 Businesses to Relocate

California – notorious for high taxes and a stifling regulatory environment – reportedly saw 1,800 businesses either relocate or disinvest from the state in 2016. Business relocation consultant Joe Vranich wrote concerning the results of a new study he authored that he is advising clients "to leave the business-hostile state because its business climate continues to worsen," according to Investors Business Daily.
California Governor Predicts Too Much Democratic Spending
"I'd say we're in for contentious times and for too many rules, too many constricting mandates and probably too much spending," Brown told The Associated Press in an interview Tuesday. He said Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom may have a hard time keeping fellow Democrats in check because "he's got to please some of these groups enough of the time to still be viable as a political leader."
Good Food+Good Morals=Good Business:
Boycotted Chick-fil-A Crows in Triumph

Selwyn Duke
Despite being targeted by activists for destruction, it’s Chick-fil-A that now has the reason to crow: It’s poised to leapfrog a few major competitors to become our nation’s number-three fast-food chain in terms of sales, remaining behind only McDonald’s and Starbucks. The kicker is that it does this being open only six days a week; Christian-owned, every franchise is closed Sundays.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Announces 'self-care' Break
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez needs a break. The Bronx-bred democratic socialist heading into her freshman term in the House of Representatives announced Monday she's taking some time off to take care of herself before she officially starts her new job – and she's taking her supporters along for the ride.
Whew! I'm pooped!
Model Daisy Fuentes Marx Asks the TSA Why She Had to Remove Her Sweater but a Woman in a Full Burka Did Not
Hey TSA, The fact I HAVE to remove my sweater (which was only covering a tank top), but the woman in front of me was NOT required to remove any part of her full burka or head wrap (which covered her entire head & face) is absolute bs. How are we all ok with this?

Week ending 16 December 2018

A Lesson for Americans:
Venezuelan Exile Rues the Day They Let Hugo Chavez Take Their Guns

Jeff Dunetz
This story should be a lesson for all Americans. An exiled teacher from Venezuela, now living in Equador, was quoted by Fox News Friday as lamenting the fact that his countrymen allowed themselves to be disarmed before they were enslaved by the socialist government first run by Hugo Chavez and now run by Nicolas Maduro.
Trump was Right About "raking" Finnish Forests
Mikko Paunio
President Donald Trump was recently ridiculed for telling California Governor Jerry Brown that the Golden State should do as my country does. Trump critics laughed at what some called his “bizarre” claim that foresters in Finland “rake” areas that have been thinned or clear-cut, to remove leaves and other debris that could otherwise start conflagrations like the recent tragic fires in California.
Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified 'Russiagate' Documents to Multiple Senators Immediately
Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump's inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).
Mueller Releases Flynn Files Showing
FBI Doubts Over 'lying,' Tensions Over Interview

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday released key documents relating to the FBI's questioning of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, confirming agents did not believe at the time Flynn intentionally lied to them – though he was later charged with making false statements in that interview.
Strzok, Page Messages from Mueller Probe
Lost After Phone Resets

Investigators weren't able to find any text messages between fired agent Peter Strzok and former bureau lawyer Lisa Page from their time on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe because by the time their phones were recovered, they'd been reset for others' use, an inspector general said Thursday. The report also said the FBI still isn't reliably collecting text messages of all of its employees – despite the black eye the bureau has suffered from Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page.
Are you believing this?!
FBI Misses Deadline to Provide Docs to
Judiciary Committee Probing Whistleblower Raid

The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month. Sixteen FBI agents on Nov. 19 raided the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, who reportedly gave the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) documents related to the Uranium One controversy and potential wrongdoing by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Venezuelans Regret Gun Ban,
'A declaration of war against an unarmed population'

As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. "Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight," Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News.
U.S. Ends Reliance on Foreign Oil for First Time in 75 Years
For the first time in 75 years, the United States exported more oil than it imported, carrying out a pledge from President Trump that America can achieve "energy independence." While the U.S. has been a net oil importer since 1949, over the final week of November, U.S. net imports of crude oil and petroleum products fell to minus 211,000 barrels per day (bpd) – which means America exported more than it imported, according to data from U.S. Energy Information and Administration.
Obamacare Thrown Out by Federal Judge,
Raising Insurance Uncertainty

Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes at the tail end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place.
Macron Surrenders to 'Yellow Vests' in Blow to Climate Movement:
'The Government Did Not Listen'

A chastened French President Emmanuel Macron surrendered Monday to the demands of protesters who have shut down much of the country over the past month, offering wage hikes and tax cuts starting next year while signaling a retreat from his greater plan to overhaul France's heavily regulated economy and generous social welfare system. Addressing the nation on television after weeks of seclusion, Mr. Macron called the protesters' grievances "deep and in many ways legitimate" and asked businesses to help quell their anger.
France Gets Its John Galt on, Leads Second Sexual Revolution
Stephen Z. Nemo
The Western mainstream media, a duplicitous appendage of the modern state, clearly hates France's so-called "Yellow Vest" revolution now radiating from Paris. The upheavals are a reaction not of politics but culture. Not of capitalism vs. socialism, but a violent response of creative masculinity to smothering, overbearing, over-nurturing, mommy-state feminism.
California is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet
California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last buses emitting greenhouse gases will be phased out by 2040.
Former Israel Official says
Their Wall Brought Illegal Immigration to ZERO!

Israelis are thrilled with their wall, even those on the left who were opposed to a wall originally. Israel went from 55,000 illegals in a year, a lot for a tiny country, to zero in 2017. No one is getting past that wall. At one point, they raised the height of the wall. The push for the wall was grassroots. People in Tel Aviv were getting too many criminals and too much crime in from Africa.
Former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel – Border Wall with Egypt Eliminated Illegal Immigration in 2 Years
Wayne Dupree
My bet is that you won't find a single person in Congress demanding that Israel not build the fence, and accusing them of being "racist" for doing so, or requesting that they refund the amount spent on the fence to the U.S. taxpayers who contribute billions to them every year. Yet, these same lawmakers scream bloody murder if anyone in this country talks about building a fence, and accuses pro-fence people of being "racist."
Media's Trump Obsession Has Crossed Over to the Clinical
Investor's Business Daily
A fascinating article, "Measuring the Media's Obsession with Trump," looked at the percentage of airtime the three main cable networks – CNN, MSNBC and Fox News – devoted each day to stories about Trump. The author, Kalev Leetaru, then compared that to the share devoted to Obama over the past nine years. The findings are striking.
Dem Rep: I'd "Love" to "Regulate" Speech, but
First Amendment Stops Me

Selwyn Duke
It's what you get when electing a leftist in lieu of a real patriot: Ted Lieu. The California Democratic congressman created quite a stir Wednesday by expressing love – for regulating Americans' speech. "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment," said Lieu.
Federal Court Forces Little Sisters of the Poor to
Once Again Fund Abortions

The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortion drugs in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration.
'Borderline Impossible':
Noted Scientist Tackles Sea Level Rise Alarmism

When it comes to alarming projections of global warming-induced sea level rise, veteran climate scientist Judith Curry says people need to cool it. "With regards to 21st century climate projections, we are dealing with deep uncertainty, and we should not be basing our policies based on the assumption that the climate will actually evolve as per predicted," Curry told TheDCNF.
Czech Politicians Want to Ban Islam Completely as it 'colonizes society'
Political leaders in Czech Republic have previously condemned Islam in strong terms. Now, politicians in the Czech Parliament are discussing the complete ban of the religion. If someone calls for the killing of infidels and Jews, then it is not a religion of peace, says MP Jiri Kobza. He points out that Muslims neither want nor will integrate into non-Muslim societies. It is not migration – it is colonization.
Al-Arabiya Slams Linda Sarsour as Muslim Brotherhood Ally
Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has "roots in [the] Muslim Brotherhood," according to an English-language feature on Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of "shaping the thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her declaring her 'Jihad' against US President Donald Trump." The unprecedented article linked her to others whom it also labeled extremists...
Google Approves App for Muslims to
Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

The app, "Smart Pakem", which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold "misguided" beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
Media Blackout: Illegal Aliens Murdered Whistleblower In Georgia
Three men, all illegal alien residents of the United States, have been indicted for plotting the murder of a whistleblower who exposed a scheme to fraudulently employ other illegals. [The three] were charged in a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Savannah, announced Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine.
Illegal Befriends Family, Copies Their House Key,
Sneaks in and Rapes Their 6-Year-Old – Twice

Let’s set the record straight at the outset. Not all illegal aliens who commit crimes against Americans are murderers. Some just scar their victims for life. Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, 42, a native of Guatemala whose criminal tastes run to pedophilia, fits into this category.
Shapiro on Ocasio-Cortez's Claim of Jewish Heritage:
'Easy Way of Avoiding Questions' About Anti-Semitism

Conservative commentator and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro called out Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming Jewish heritage. At a Hanukkah event at a Queens synagogue on Sunday, the incoming congresswoman said that "a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews."
$8-Million-A-Week Drug Ring
Run Out of Bucks County, PA. Home

Bucks County authorities have charged nearly a dozen people with running a massive narcotics distribution center out of an unassuming Warminster home, pumping out nearly $8 million of opioids per week, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Wednesday. After several months of investigation, the FBI, Pennsylvania state police, and local authorities descended late Tuesday on the single-family home.
Starbucks’ New Bathroom Policy Not Working Out as Hoped
It has been 7 months since the famous purveyor of caffeinated confection, Starbucks, declared their bathrooms “open to the public” without the need to purchase their products. Data suggests that the virtue signaling isn’t working out as well as hoped by the corporate leaders. A New York Post team investigated several Manhattan bathrooms and found that there wasn’t an open stall.

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