|“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,
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
Did DiFi Collude with China for 20 Years?
The first cousin of Fake News is Ignored News. Ignored News happens when the liberal media suppresses-in part or in full-a story that's unfavorable to a Democrat politician, political operative, or politically active celebrity in the entertainment, educational or business venues. Ignored News has no competition because it's, well, largely ignored. Or, if it's distributed, it's only "up" for a short time on a secondary news platform. It’s not every day that a foreign spy is discovered working for a senior U.S. Government official – especially one with access to many of the nation’s secrets. So how come this isn’t BIG NEWS?
Big Lies About Charlottesville – No, White Nationalists Are Not on the Right
So the white nationalists are once again coming to Charlottesville. Get ready not only for some bombastic theatrics, but also for a replay of the progressive media's Charlottesville narrative: Hey, look at those racists in MAGA hats! This proves that, whatever the history of Democratic Party bigotry, racism today is in the Trump column. Bigotry now is on the right. But this narrative is a lie.
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|Americans for Tax Reform List 700 Examples [and growing] of
Good News Arising from Tax Cuts!
Click on your state on the interactive map to see 700 examples of pay raises, bonuses, 401(k) match increases, expansions, benefit increases, and utility rate reductions due to the Republican tax cuts. Also, companies providing new benefits to employees and families and many increasing charitable contributions.
8 Facts About the GOP Tax Cuts That Dems Don't Want to Talk About
|Trump Wins Again: |
Germany's Central Bank Stops $400 Million Cash Delivery to Iran
President Trump has won another victory: Germany's central bank has terminated a $400 million cash delivery to Iran. Deutsche Bundesbank has previously worked with the Iranian-owned European-Iranian trade bank (EIH) to end-around sanctions the United States has placed on Iran. As Fox News reports, "The U.S. and the European Union previously sanctioned the EIH for its role in advancing Iran's nuclear and missile programs.
|Dem Sen. Bill Nelson Running for FL Governor Spreads False Story Claiming Russians 'Penetrated' Florida 'Election Systems' |
Sen. Bill Nelson (D., Fla.) made waves Wednesday when he asserted Russians had compromised voting systems in his state, but elections officials said Thursday they haven't seen any sign of interference. The Florida Department of State as well as county election officials told the Sun-Sentinel they've received no information from Nelson or his staff about emerging threats to the election system.
|Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed
Bipartisan Wildfire Management Bill in 2016
Mismanaged, overcrowded forests provide fuel to historic California wildfires, experts say. The 129 million dead trees throughout California's forests are serving as matchsticks and kindling. Jerry Brown, busy mulling ways to prevent the end of the world, took the Clinton and Obama-era gross regulations a step even further when he vetoed a bipartisan wildfire management bill in 2016.
Calif. Burns: The "new normal" Thanks to Obama Era Regulations
|Senate Democrats Are Circulating Plans for
Government Takeover of the Internet
Elizabeth Nolan Brown
A leaked memo circulating among Senate Democrats contains a host of bonkers authoritarian proposals for regulating digital platforms, purportedly as a way to get tough on Russian bots and fake news. To save American trust in "our institutions, democracy, free press, and markets," it suggests, we need unprecedented and undemocratic government intervention into online press and markets, including "comprehensive data protection legislation" of the sort enacted in the E.U.
|Explain the Chinese Spy, Sen. Feinstein
Marc A. Thiessen
Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their senate staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? Well, this week we learned that Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for 20 years... The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's Ties to China
Go Way Deeper Than An Alleged Office Spy
As media, intelligence agency, and political scrutiny of foreign meddling is seemingly at its apex, a story with big national security implications involving a high-ranking senator with access to America's most sensitive intelligence information has been hiding in plain sight. The story involves China and the senior U.S. senator from California, and former chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Democrat Dianne Feinstein.
Feinstein Somehow Unaware of Chinese Spy In Her Own Office
What Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein didn't know about her office manager/personal chauffeur – and now professes not to know now about Facebook – can be America's final deathblow, from which there may be no known comeback. In fact the twofold 'Di-didn't-know-syndrome' is far deadlier to the national security of America than President Donald Trump could ever be. Everything important to America seems to have flown right over Feinstein's senatorial head.
|Twitter is Run By Democratic Donors and Activists|
After Twitter was caught last month "shadow-banning" Republicans, while giving Democrats unrestricted voice, the social-media giant insisted it has no political agenda. But records of its political contributions show board members, top executives and major shareholders have all given overwhelmingly to Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, while snubbing Republicans and Donald Trump.
|If Twitter Wants to Target Conservative Speech Then
Treat it Like the Biased Publisher it is
Recently we discovered that activists, politicians, and even political party leaders were being shadow banned by Twitter – meaning that their accounts or their tweets were not immediately searchable, unlike those of their left-wing counterparts. Twitter's response to the allegation was the bizarre statement: "People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not…" followed by: "You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile)." If that's not shadow banning, I don't know what is.
|Thomas Friedman: Media Should Work Together to Hurt Trump|
Liberal New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman said the news media should work together and saturate the public with negative coverage of President Trump in order to erode his popularity among Republican voters. Friedman said in an op-ed published Wednesday afternoon that if the media emphasize Trump's personality instead of news about the strong economy, it may discourage enough GOP voters from continuing to support the president and benefit Democrats.
|Like, this isn't happening already?|
|'Undetectable' 3-D Printed Guns Detected by TSA Airport Screeners
During the controversy surrounding the release of blueprints for 3D-printed plastic guns, the Transportation Security Administration said airport security screeners have been able to spot the so-called untraceable and undetectable weapons in carry-on bags. TSA officials say 3D-printed guns and firearm components have been in circulation for years and have been found on passengers trying to board commercial flights.
|The ATF Explains the Law Surrounding 3D-Printed Guns
In the wake of the settlement between the State Department and 3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson, which would have allowed Wilson to repost his gun designs on the internet, a great deal of confusion and misinformation has spread about the legalities of Americans making their own firearms. ATF special agent and public information officer Michael Knight said the ATF is aware of the development of 3D-printed gun parts and is always monitoring and evaluating new firearms technology.
|Questionable Funding for Environmental Groups and |
What They Do with It
Many corporations provide funding to environmental groups and the level of funding has been growing. As Steve Goreham says, "We're talking big dollars here. Corporate funding of environmental groups amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars per year. In 2007, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Coca-Cola announced a multi-year partnership worth over $20 million to WWF.
|Deep State: Obama's Carbon Colonialism/Corruption Continues (Part I)
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
In a prime example of Deep State revanchism, despite the profound change in administrations, the US Agency for International Development (USAID) is still funding and advancing anti-energy Obama-era climate change dogmas and policies for developing countries. USAID handles tens of billions of dollars a year, roughly half of all US foreign aid, so this climate alarmism puts literally millions of lives at risk.
Deep State: Obama's Carbon Colonialism/Corruption Continues (Part II)
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
[From Part I:We now turn to three major problems with the current USAID program.]
Problem 2: Ecological Problems of USAID Energy Subsidies. Obama era climate and sustainability policies also fail every ecological test. As multiple articles have pointed out (here, here and here, for example), "clean renewable" energy requires vast amounts of land, concrete, steel, copper, rare earth elements, lithium, cobalt, petrochemicals and other raw materials. All require extensive mining, processing and manufacturing – using fossil fuels.
|Failed Prognostications of Climate Alarm
It has been 30 years since the alarm bell was sounded for manmade global warming caused by modern industrial society. And predictions made on that day – and ever since – continue to be falsified in the real world. Consider the opening global warming salvo. Dire predictions of global warming and sea-level rise are well on their way to being falsified – and by a lot, not a little.
|New York Spent $5 Million On Wind Turbines That Don't Even Work
The project was expensive, with the five windmills costing $4.8 million and another $500,000 for design expenditures. The authority believed that the turbines would pay for themselves, saving as much as $420,000 annually on energy bills. However, the project did not go as planned. Of the five turbines that are dotted across the thruway from Eden, New York to the Pennsylvania state line, four aren't even spinning.
|Antifa, The Real Fascists|
The attack in Philadelphia and other recent violent actions by Antifa are yet another reminder that the totalitarianism-loving domestic terrorists of Antifa, who call themselves anti-fascist activists, are the real fascists in today's America because, among other things, they use violent tactics pioneered by the real-live fascist storm-troopers of Weimar Germany, the Sturmabteilung (SA). Some Antifa today even dress like Nazis, wearing black and red, the anarchist colors which traditionally have also been used by Nazis.
|Andrew Cuomo is Now At War with the Bill of Rights|
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's lawyers will be in federal court in Albany next month, when they'll try to get a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against him by America's largest civil rights organization. The group is the National Rifle Association, which is asking a federal court to halt the governor's efforts to use financial regulations to drive the gun rights group out of business here.
|Grand Jury Averaged 39 Seconds Per Case;
Lawyers Want 900 Indictments Tossed
Many York County defense lawyers are claiming that the county grand jury in June did not properly review more than 900 cases presented in a single day and want every indictment issued that month tossed. The average time per indictment was 39 seconds in June, meaning there is no way that grand jurors could have properly considered each case, the lawyers said. "The grand jury is not supposed to "rubber stamp" cases, the lawyers wrote.
|Man Opens Fire at 'Peace for the City' Rally In Titusville –
Good Guy with Gun Was There
A man who opened fire during a "Peace for the City" rally at a park was hospitalized after being shot by a bystander, according to the Titusville Police Department. The shooting happened Saturday afternoon at Isaac Campbell Park in the 700 block of South Street. More than 100 people showed up for a rally meant to promote peace in the city, as well as give away backpacks for children getting ready for the upcoming school year.
|Muslim Convert Pleads Guilty: Plot to Kill 100 People at Disney Store
A British Muslim convert swore allegiance to Islamic State, also plotted to target tourist attractions such as Madame Tussauds and St Paul's Cathedral by ramming a van into tourist crowds in a lone jihad attack. The ginger-haired jihadi, who lived with his parents, brother and sister in a semi-detached former council house, is understood to have converted to Islam when he was 17 and became a regular at Friday prayers at a nearby mosque in Chatham.
|Philly's U.S. Attorney Slams 'Sanctuary City' Policy,
Citing Immigrant Who Raped a Child
The Philadelphia region's top Justice Department official sharply criticized city leaders Wednesday over their immigration policies, which he blamed for giving a "free pass" to a Honduran man who sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl. In an interview with the Inquirer and Daily News, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain denounced Philadelphia's "sanctuary city" status as dangerous and blamed it for "foster[ing] mistrust between the community and local law enforcement" by favoring undocumented immigrants.
DOJ: Illegal Alien Raped Child After Philly Released Him
Because It's a Sanctuary City
While reading this try and keep in mind that proponents of sanctuary cities often defend their policies by saying they actually help keep cities safer. However, it must be asked: Safer for WHOM? Fox News' Brit Hume shared another tragic story that is a direct result of progressive sanctuary city policies.
|Popular LGBT Activist Renounces Homosexuality, Calls It a Sin
Val Kalende, a well-known gay rights activist in Uganda, publicly renounced her former homosexuality last week – and says she now considers it a sin. "We have only one life," she explained on Facebook. "The greatest tragedy is to waste it by living contrary to God's design and will. This was the most powerful awareness leading to my conversion."
|Mass. Dems Step On Their Own Gender PC Rake and
Get Slammed Right In the Face
Massachusetts Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, introduced S.2562, which would allow an individual to check "X" instead of male or female at the Registry of Motor Vehicles when the person is applying for a driver's license, permit, or other form of identification. Praising the bill as a "joyous occasion" for kids' lives, Spilka said if it would help people feel more comfortable in their gender confusion, "Why not do it?"
|Dallas Mayor Pro Tem, Dwaine Caraway, Who Led Assault on Confederate Monuments Pleads Guilty to Corruption|
On Thursday, August 9, 2018, the member of the Dallas City Council who, second only to Mayor Mike Rawlings, promoted the effort to remove the statue of General Robert E. Lee from a city park pleaded guilty to criminal conspiracy, wire fraud and tax evasion... Caraway was part of a conspiracy that defrauded schools, where children are educated, of $3,500,000.
|Newton, MA Teachers Form a Pact to Reject Objectivity in Teaching
An article at The Federalist exposes a school district in Newton, Massachusetts where the history teachers formed a pact rejecting objectivity in instruction. Their reason is the other side is racist and must not be heard. The author of the article Ilya Feoktistov isn't just whistling Dixie. He obtained their emails discussing the informal agreement among history teachers.
|Toys for Tots Tries to Figure Out How to Make Deliveries
After Amtrak Withdraws
Toys for Tots is getting derailed. Amtrak will no longer provide its trains for Toys for Tots, a program that delivers Christmas gifts to underprivileged children every year. Amtrak said the charitable program run by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve doesn't fit with new policies about charter trains – leaving some local Toys for Tots chapters scrambling for a new way to spread holiday cheer.
Week ending 5 August 2018
|The Assault on Free
The Left’s attack on free speech has many fronts, but two of the most important are Twitter and Facebook, simply because a large portion of political discussion, involving many millions of Americans, takes place on those platforms. As I noted here, our First Amendment gives powerful legal protection to political debate–protection that for now, at least, is acknowledged even by the four Democratic Party Supreme Court justices. (See, e.g., Matal v. Tam.)
|Hey Media, You Started It
Jim Acosta has the sadz. The untalented little man who rudely shouts unimportant questions at important people while in the employ of the ninth most trusted name in news out of ten, got heckled at a Trump rally in Tampa, Florida. Sad panda. The hecklers chanted "CNN sucks," which, okay, is true, but they were none too polite about it. Acosta didn't like it. He reported, "Honestly, it felt like we weren't in America anymore."
|155,965,000 Employed in June – 11th
Record-Setter Under Trump;
Hourly Wages Continue to Increase, Now 2.7% for the Year
Following last month's strong employment report, the numbers released on Friday were even better in some respects. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics says a record 155,965,000 people were employed in July, the 11th record-breaker since President Trump took office 19 months ago.
|Hundreds Line Up for Gushing West
Texas Oil Jobs
Job fairs are stocked with people hungry for better opportunities, but inside the MCM Grande Hotel in Odessa, Texas, oil services giant Halliburton is the one doing the wooing. More than 500 men and women flocked to the hotel in Odessa, Texas, on a Thursday last month to be courted by Halliburton, which needs people to handle everything from oilfield technicians to truck drivers, as oil production booms and qualified workers become more scarce.
|How Trump Could Be Like Reagan
Stephen Moore, Arthur B. Laffer and Steve Forbes
What Mr. Trump has proposed to our trading partners is similar: the United States will abolish all its tariffs, subsidies and other trade restraints on their exports if they do the same for American exports. This solution would be the economic equivalent to total trade disarmament. A no-tariffs trade strategy would also allow the United States to seize the moral high ground in the debate. Mr. Trump would be transformed from the evil disrupter of international commerce to a potential savior.
|Whatever Happened to the
In 2016, the NSA Database Made 30,355 Searches of 5,288 Americans
In 2016, very real questions were raised about whether reverse engineering of intel was widely deployed in an unethical manner. A red flag waved when we got a sense of how many Americans are "incidentally" surveilled – so many, that near-daily unmasking requests were said to be made in 2016 under the name of a single official: United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power.
|Judge Ellis Loses Patience with
Mueller Prosecutors and
Ends Court Early Over Screw-Up
Paul Manafort's third day on trial over charges of bank fraud and tax evasion was cut a bit short on Thursday after government attorneys made the same mistake twice in a row. The last witness called to the stand was J. Philip Ayliff, a certified public accountant (CPA) at Paul Manafort's long-serving tax-preparation agency, Kositzka, Wicks and Co. (KWC), of Richmond, Virginia. As time inched along during the last witness's testimony, nothing of particular interest seemed to be occurring at all.
|Justice Department is Silent About
Why It Has Failed to Preserve Comey Emails In FOIA Case
The Department of Justice has refused to take any steps to preserve work-related emails former FBI Director James Comey had on a personal account that The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch requested under the Freedom of Information Act, the conservative watchdog will file in court Friday.
|Debunking the (Plastic) Straw Man
Of all the consumer products one might have expected to become a flashpoint for political controversy, the humble plastic drinking straw is an unlikely contender. Leap into the headlines it has, though, with communities like Seattle and San Francisco recently enacting bans on disposable straws... The vast majority of plastic waste in oceans actually comes not from advanced countries like the U.S. but from countries like China and Indonesia that consume a large volume of plastic products but lack our modern waste collection infrastructure.
Dianne Feinstein's Personal Driver for 20 Years was a Chinese Spy
Sen. Dianne Feinstein's office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy who worked as her driver and attended official functions on her behalf for 20 years, according to new reports from Politico and the San Francisco Chronicle. Feinstein reportedly had no idea that her office was being infiltrated by a man who was feeding information to an individual linked to China's Ministry of State Security.
Details Surface About Chinese Spy Who Worked for Sen. Feinstein
New details emerged Wednesday about how a mole for the government of communist China managed to stay by Senator Dianne Feinstein's side for nearly 20 years. It happened five years ago, but additional information is just surfacing about how the Bay Area senator's office was infiltrated by a Chinese spy. The Bay Area is a hotbed for Russian and Chinese espionage. Late last year, the feds shut down the Russian consulate in San Francisco.
Trump Trolls Dianne Feinstein for Having Chinese Spy On Her Staff
President Trump ridiculed Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein Saturday night for allowing a Chinese spy on her staff, questioning why she is "leading the Russia investigation" into possible collusion with the Trump campaign. "The leader of the Russia investigation, Dianne Feinstein, had a Chinese spy as her driver for 20 years," Mr. Trump told a campaign audience in central Ohio. "And she's leading the Russian 'witch hunt.' Isn't that something? And then she says to me, 'What did you know about this and that?' Give me a break."
|Demagogues Aim to Sink Kavanaugh
Democrats are so desperate to torpedo Brett Kavanaugh's appointment to the Supreme Court that they're resorting to scare tactics, telling Americans that his confirmation would put 130 million people at risk of losing their health insurance. Senator Schumer, minority leader in the upper house, says Democrats can sink Judge Kavanaugh by showing how his appointment will lead to a court majority that "repeals [the Affordable Care Act] with its protections for preexisting conditions."
Researchers Falsely Frame Trump Supporters As Racists
A new study finds that much of the research conducted on President Trump's voters is marred by prejudicial designs, distorted data, and outright misrepresentation of Trump's words. Led by Musa al-Gharbi, a Columbia University sociologist, "On Social Research in the Age of Trump" analyzes three case studies of academic research on Trump to illustrate the various ways that academics have misrepresented the president and his voter base to the public.
|Europe Has Little Output to Show
for Its Wind and Solar Investments;
Spent €5B per Gigawatt – Natural Gas Would Have Been €1B
By 2014, the European Union had spent over a trillion dollars on large scale renewable energy. Yet, that investment has provided little in terms of generating capacity and output. Out of about a total of 1000 gigawatts in the European Union at the end of 2014, renewable capacity totaled just 216 gigawatts. Germany, for example, invested $467 billion on renewable energy, installing more renewable energy capacity than any other country in Europe, but still relies on coal for about 42 percent of its power.
|Sarah Jeong – It Wasn't Just a Few
Robert Stacy McCain
In the uproar over Sarah Jeong's hiring by the New York Times, the focus on her history of hateful rhetoric against white people overlooked her many other expressions of hatred... Ms. Jeong shares one quality essential to employment at the New York Times, namely that she is fundamentally dishonest. She does not "regret" spewing hatred against men, white people, police, etc. She genuinely hates them, and merely regrets that her hateful comments were called to public attention.
|Sarah Jeong Also Sent Anti-Cop,
Times Claims to Have Vetted Her Tweets
Sarah Jeong, the newest editorial board member of the New York Times, is also responsible for extensive anti-cop and anti-men tweets. A search for "cops" and "police" on Jeong's Twitter reveals an extensive history of anti-cop sentiment and a lack of sympathy for police who are injured on the job. In one tweet from 2014 she wrote, "let me know when a cop gets killed by a rock or molotov cocktail or a stray shard of glass from a precious precious window." "Cops are a**holes," she said in 2015.
NY Times' Newest Hire Sent Tons of Anti-White Racist Tweets
The New York Times' newest editorial hire has a history of racist tweets against white people. Shortly after Sarah Jeong's hire, Twitter users unearthed old tweets in which she expressed an extreme distaste for white people. "Dumbass f-ing white people marking up the internet with their opinions like dogs pissing on fire hydrants," she tweeted in 2016.
NY Times Newest Editorial Board Member
Doesn't Seem to Like 'Dumba** F***ing White People'
Meet Sarah Jeong. She's the newest member of the New York Times editorial board. She also has a history of saying pretty vile, racist things on Twitter. Some samples: "Are white people predisposed to burn faster in the sun, thus logically only being fit to live underground like groveling goblins" "Oh man it's kind of sick how much joy I get out of being cruel to old white men" "I dare you to get on Wikipedia and play 'Things white people can definitely take credit for," it's really hard"
history, some tweets listed as recent as December
|IRONY: Social Media Mob Comes for
Who Cheered Social Media Mobbing of Others
I've already argued today that Sarah Jeong, the new New York Times editorial board member, shouldn't be fired for her old racist tweets, since social media mobbing has become far too prevalent, and since her tweets were known about by her employer when they hired her. With that said, Sarah Jeong is one of the biggest hypocrites in America if she thinks she opposes the social media mob now targeting her. On occasion after occasion, she has come out in favor of social media mobbing, including the destruction of lives and careers.
|22 Illegal Aliens Arrested in
Identity Fraud Scheme,
Stealing Thousands in Taxpayer Money
"Across this city and across America, teachers, truck drivers, construction workers are going to work and paying taxes that are being stolen from the public treasury by fraudsters and criminals," AG Sessions said at a press conference held earlier this week. "These government programs are intended to help the poor, the elderly, American citizens. Not those that are trespassing in the country," Sessions added.
|Democrat Governor of New Jersey
$7M Italian Vacation Home As Political, Personal Problems Mount
His constituents are complaining about the state's crumbling transit system. His own party wants to strip him of gubernatorial powers. The soccer team he owns is living in dire conditions, and one of his sons has been in trouble with the law. What's a newly elected governor with no experience in elected office to do? He takes a vacation far, far away.
|Maxine Waters Hit with FEC
Complaint Over Mailer Money
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, one of the most outspoken members of the anti-Trump 'resistance' in Congress, is facing fresh questions about a longstanding controversy regarding how her campaign raises money and how those funds have flowed to her daughter. Since 2004, the campaign in turn reportedly has paid $750,000 to the congresswoman's daughter, Karen Waters, or her public relations firm Progressive Connections for help producing them [slate mailers].
|Iraqi Immigrant Accused of Shooting
Colorado Springs Cop
Remained In U.S. Despite Series of Crimes
A man accused of shooting a Colorado Springs police officer in the head in a shootout early Thursday while free on bond was known to immigration enforcement officials, yet evaded deportation despite a string of crimes, court records show. The 31-year-old Iraqi immigrant appears to have lived in the Pikes Peak region for at least five years, and he had at least nine contacts with police in that time, according to court records.
|Calif. Police Chief: We've Arrested
the Same Person 83 Times
Prop 47 – deceptively (of course) monikered as the Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act – reduced the threshold for felonies, categorizing most non-violent crimes as misdemeanors in an attempt to reduce the prison population. The result has been an increase in petty crimes as most go unpunished. Police are unable to hold those committing petty crimes and thus the perpetrators are simply released back into the population to continue their offenses.
|Father Grabs Gun to Detain Accused
Naked Child Molester Threatening His Family
A Georgia father attending a church event to feed the homeless grabbed his gun to protect his family when they were confronted by a naked child molester. On July 22, Tae Lovelace and his family attended the church event in Trailblazer Park in Newton County, Georgia, when 21-year-old Josten Meeler, clad only in his underwear, approached them, then stripped to expose himself.
|Prof. Jordan Peterson Warns Parents:
'Dangerous People Indoctrinating Young Minds' at Colleges
Canadian professor Jordan Peterson warned Tuesday of the expansion of humanitarian disciplines on college campuses, especially at "radical" liberal institutions. Peterson warned parents in a video about sending their children to liberal colleges, saying that by doing so, they'd be "supporting ideologues who claim that all truth is subjective, that all sex differences are socially constructed."
|Democratic Socialist: To Be Clear,
Democratic Socialists Are
Working to 'Overthrow Capitalism'
In one of her growing list of viral interviews, Democratic Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned America's "hyper-capitalism" and predicted the end of the whole economic system. "So I do think right now we have this no holds barred, wild west hyper-capitalism," she said. "What that means is profit at any cost. Capitalism has not always existed in the world and will not always exist in the world."
Socialism Not As Popular As Advertised
Rumors of democratic socialism's ascendancy have been greatly exaggerated, according to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). Campus Reform recently reported that the Young Democratic Socialists of America (YDSA) organization claims to have more than 250 registered campus chapters, but a spokesman for DSA, YDSA's parent organization, now claims that there are actually 57 active chapters.
|'Death to the Dictator!' Violence
On Streets of Iran As
Police Use Tear Gas On Furious Protesters
Iran entered its third day of protests as furious citizens took to the streets to rail against the regime they blame for devastating the country's economy. Protests have broken out in a number of cities this week over the dramatic drop of the country's currency and other economic problems ahead of the imposition of renewed U.S. sanctions. Videos shared online purportedly show some furious Iranians burning tires and setting fire to police vehicles as demonstrations spun out of control.
|South Africa to Allow Seizure of
Land – Owned Mostly By Whites – Without Compensation
President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a video address Tuesday that the constitution is a "mandate for radical transformation both of society and the economy" and that a "proper reading" of the document allows "the state to effect expropriation of land without compensation in the public interest." Despite the nation's white minority, most land remains in white hands – a "potent symbol of lingering inequalities 25 years on from the end of apartheid," Reuters said.
|Once Oil Wealthy, Venezuela's
Struggles to Keep the Lights On
OPEC member Venezuela's once-thriving socialist economy has collapsed since the 2014 fall of oil prices. Across Maracaibo, the capital of Venezuela's largest state, residents unplug refrigerators to guard against power surges. Many only buy food they will consume the same day. Others regularly sleep outside.
Socialism In Action:
Hungry Venezuelans Slaughter Donkeys for Food
A few years ago, there were so many donkeys, or burros, in the Venezuelan state of Falcón that they were a problem – herds everywhere, causing highway crashes and blocking airport runways. But over the past three years, the herds have shrunk dramatically as thousands of burros have been slaughtered for their meat by Venezuelans suffering through a near-famine.
|David Hogg Protests Outside NRA HQ
– Protected By Armed Guards?
Anti-gun protester David Hogg hates guns – but apparently not enough to not be protected by them. Hogg and a collective of anti-Second Amendment agitators protested outside the NRA headquarters on Saturday, and as the group points out, he was protected by armed guards. The NRA’s photos show, among other things, Hogg with several security agents.
|Calif. Bullet Train Might Not
Attain Mandated Speed;
Current Cost $77B, Up from Original $33B Approval
When California voters approved construction of a bullet train in 2008, they had a legal promise that passengers would be able to speed from Los Angeles to San Francisco in two hours and 40 minutes. But over the next decade, the state rail authority made a series of political and financial compromises that slowed speeds on long stretches of the track. The authority says it can still meet its trip time commitments, though not by much.
Week ending 29 July 2018
|There's a Direct Line
Obama, Holder, Rice, Lerner, and Clinton to FBI Scandals
Former President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House were marked by four huge scandals, each of which uniquely contributed to the unprecedented level of corruption now being exposed in the FBI's Russia collusion investigation. The four scandals include: 1.) Fast & Furious (2011), 2.) Benghazi (2012), 3.) IRS targeting (2013), 4.) Hillary email (2015). Official wrongdoing seen separately in each of these four scandals came together to create the current FBI scandal.
|Trump Negotiates, the
Donald Trump is a negotiator, as he has told us from the start. Not everything he says means what it means. Not every final decision he makes is final. And just because he says he loves you, that doesn't mean he does. He's in motion toward a goal, and the truth is in the motion. By now, most of us get this. Except the press. They just hate him too much to take him as he is – to take him as he has always said he is.
|The Clinton State Department's
Major Security Breach
That Everyone is Ignoring
Hans von Spakovsky
In other words, according to the information Rep. Louie Gohmert received from the intelligence inspector general, something was causing Clinton's server to send copies of all of her email communications outside of the country "to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia."
|Trump is Using Tariffs to Advance a
Radical Free-Trade Agenda
Give President Trump credit. When he chastised NATO allies over their failure to spend adequately on our common defense, his critics said he was endangering the Atlantic alliance. Instead, his tough stance persuaded allies to spend billions more on defense, strengthening NATO instead. Now, Trump is doing the same on trade.
|Trump's Deal with the EU is
Roger L. Simon
They must be burning whatever gallons of midnight oil they have left at MSNBC, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. – all the propaganda organs of the Democratic Party – trying to figure out how to downplay the agreement Donald Trump just made with European Union President Jean-Claude Juncker, but it's not going to be easy. This is the beginning of a massive free trade deal between Europe and the U.S. with zero tariffs outside the auto industry.
|Not Winning: Iran's Rial Hits
Record-Low 100,000 to the Dollar
Iran's currency hit a record low on Sunday of 100,000 rials to the dollar amid a deepening economic crisis and the imminent return of full U.S. sanctions. The currency collapse was encouraged by the U.S. announcement in May that it was pulling out of the 2015 nuclear deal, that lifted certain sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's atomic program.
| Wall Street Finally Taught Zuckerberg
the Lesson He Deserved
This week Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got the whack across the nose that many had hoped Congress would give him back in April. While Zuckerberg spent the first half of 2018 listening to but not really hearing complaints about how Facebook mishandles user data, it’s a good bet he’s listening now.
|Twitter's Statement About How They
Don't Shadow Ban
Kinda Sounds Like They Shadow Ban
Twitter soon after put out a statement denying that it was "shadow banning" users, the phrase VICE used. "People are asking us if we shadow ban. We do not…" the tech company writes. "And we certainly don't shadow ban based on political viewpoints or ideology." But then the statement contains this admission of something Twitter has long been accused of. "We do not shadow ban. You are always able to see the tweets from accounts you follow (although you may have to do more work to find them, like go directly to their profile)."
|Also, Shadow Banning 101 for those who don't know|
|Devin Nunes: 'Time to Eliminate
The bold statement was made Sunday in conjunction with jabs at the media and Democrats for going on "wild rants," as Nunes shared an opinion piece written by the Washington Examiner's Byron York, making the case that those highly redacted 400-plus pages on the 2016 application for the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant taken out on Page, in addition to three renewal applications, shows that the House Intelligence Committee memo on alleged FISA abuse released earlier this year was "overwhelmingly accurate."
|FISA Warrant Application Supports
The weekend [saw the] release of a highly-redacted version of the FBI's application for a FISA warrant. Now we have both the memo and the FISA application, if in a blacked-out state. We can compare the two. And doing so shows the Nunes memo was overwhelmingly accurate. Perhaps some Democrats do not believe it should have been written, or they dispute what it included and left out, or they do not agree with its conclusions, but it was in fact accurate.
|James Clapper Rats Out His Former
Boss Barack Obama
Former Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper admitted in a CNN interview Saturday that former President Obama instigated the ongoing investigations into Donald Trump and his inner circle of advisors and staffer. With Clapper's admission that Obama was in the know the whole time, it looks like Peter Strzok's text message stating "the White House is running this" was spot on.
|Obama Knowingly Funded Designated
A new report released on Wednesday revealed that the Obama administration knowingly provided an Islamic terrorist-financing organization with hundreds of thousands of dollars despite the fact that the group had been designated as a terrorist-financing organization for a decade by the U.S. government. Obama officials approved the release of well over $100,000 even after they were informed that the Khartoum-based Islamic Relief Agency was affiliated with Osama bin Laden and Maktab al-Khidamat, which eventually became al-Qaeda.
|Six Reasons Why Barack Obama is the
Worst President in History
The mountain of evidence that condemns his presidency to the bottom of the barrel is overwhelming. In my just re-released book, The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama, I document 200 reasons why history will prove my belief correct in the years to come. Below, I present six abbreviated reasons, which, I can't stress enough, are just the tip of the iceberg.
|House Unanimously Passes Bill That
Addresses 13-year-old Kelo Decision
In 2004, the Supreme Court ruled, in the Kelo v. City of New London decision, that eminent domain could be used to seize private property from one owner and give it to another in the name of "economic development." It remains one of the most controversial decisions the court has made this century. Yesterday, Congress belatedly addressed the troubling issues raised by the decision by passing the Private Property Rights Protection Act. No major media outlets covered this seminal issue regarding the rights of citizens to be secure in their property.
|Three-Year Study Found No
Relationship Between Methane Concentrations In Groundwater and
Proximity to Natural Gas Wells
A study of drinking water in Appalachian Ohio found no evidence of natural gas contamination from recent oil and gas drilling. The time-series study was the first of its kind in Ohio to examine methane in groundwater in relation to natural gas drilling. The results were published in the journal Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.
Second Study: Fracking Doesn't Contaminate Groundwater
A new study on the practice of hydraulic fracturing (otherwise known as fracking) recently published in the Springer corroborates an earlier study conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. Both studies found that fracking to extract oil or natural gas resulted in no contamination of groundwater, a charge popularly leveled against the oil and gas industry by environmentalists.
|At Cove Point, Energy Sec. Perry
Shale Gas' Role in U.S. Export Growth
Energy Secretary Rick Perry promoted liquified natural gas exports at Dominion Energy's Cove Point liquifaction plant in Lusby, Maryland on Thursday, a day after President Donald Trump and European Commission's president Jean-Claude Juncker announced an agreement that would boost U.S. LNG exports to Europe. In April, the plant began shipping Marcellus Shale gas from northeast Pennsylvania to Japan and India.
|FBI Has an 'Ongoing' Relationship
Discredited Left-Wing Smear Group Tied to Terror Attack
The same FBI that continues to employ notorious anti-Trump agent Peter Strzok still has an "ongoing" relationship with a discredited left-wing smear factory whose "hate group" labeling inspired a terrorist attack in 2012. Yes, the FBI continues to maintain a relationship with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), according to Fox News' Tucker Carlson. "In 2009, [the FBI] called the SPLC a 'well-known, established, and credible organization that monitors domestic terrorism in the U.S.,'" Carlson noted on Friday. "The SPLC repeatedly has been allowed to brief FBI personnel on terror threats to this country. Disturbingly, this relationship is ongoing."
|A Sharp Slap of Reality – Tax
Abatement Deal with Wind Farms
Fail to Deliver Promised Benefits
Iberdrola, owner of Avangrid in the U.S. which owns the Maple Ridge Wind Farm and is proposing the Mad River facility in Redfield and Worth, has received more than $8 billion in energy subsidies since it began doing business in the United States. Part of those subsidies comes in the form of federal benefits, part from state subsidies and part from the taxpayers down the road. There is growing awareness among many taxing units that there is very little benefit to them from granting huge commercial wind project developers this third level of subsidy.
Massive Ontario Forest Fire Sparked By
Wind Farm Construction During Extreme Fire Ban
Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is investigating whether construction crews building a major wind-turbine project on the eastern shores of Georgian Bay amidst tinder-dry conditions caused a forest fire that is now devouring more than 5,600 hectares of land. Despite "extreme fire hazard" conditions and a region-wide fire ban, a number of workers say crews continued to blast rock and use heavy machinery that had set off several small fires earlier last week.
|Orban Rallies Europe's 'Illiberal'
Forces for 2019 Elections
Around "One Serious Common Theme, Immigration"
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, emboldened by the surge of right-wing parties across Europe, called for a united front by "illiberal" forces to win control in next year's European Parliament elections. Having solidified his rule at home in the past eight years and reelected in April, Orban set his sights on wider dominance for his version of "Christian democracy," that he sees opposed with multiculturalism and liberal values.
|9th Circuit: Second Amendment
Right to Openly Carry Firearm In Public
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that the Second Amendment protects the right to carry a gun openly in public for self-defense. "Once identified as an individual right focused on self-defense, the right to bear arms must guarantee some right to self-defense in public," Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain wrote for the majority. "While the concealed carry of firearms categorically falls outside such protection, we are satisfied that the Second Amendment encompasses a right to carry a firearm openly in public for self-defense."
|Denver Post Runs
Letter to Editor
Suggesting Trump Should Be Executed
The Denver Post published a letter to the editor suggesting President Donald Trump should be executed for treason. The letter criticized the president and Sen. Cory Gardner (R., Colo.) following Trump's summit with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, and said Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who passed atomic bomb secrets to Moscow, were executed for "far less."
|Crazy in Colorado|
|Trump Admin. Takes on Unions Over
'Skimming' Medicaid Funds Effective After Obama's 2014 CMC Exception
Sally Coomer of Seattle, who cares for her disabled adult daughter at home, doesn't like the fact that union dues are deducted from the Medicaid payment she gets for her services under a Washington state policy. Washington is one of 11 states where the state governments work with public-sector unions to automatically deduct a portion of the Medicaid stipend and divert it to unions representing state employee unions.
|'That's ... Ridiculous.'
Florida Domestic Violence Chief is Paid $761,000 a Year
Tiffany Carr runs the state's top domestic violence organization, a nonprofit that uses public money – state and federal – to finance shelters and other essential services. And she makes a good living. How good? A June 30, 2017 report disclosed she is paid $761,560 annually, a salary that is approved by its board.
|Seattle's $52M Streetcar Fiasco the
Latest Setback for City's Anti-Trump Mayor
Seattle's anti-Trump mayor, Jenny Durkan, may be on track for a political backlash: Her city's $52 million money splash on public transit appears doomed because new taxpayer-funded streetcars apparently won't fit the existing tracks. The Seattle Department of Transportation reportedly ordered 10 new streetcars last year, to help expand the Seattle Streetcar system by linking the two existing streetcar lines.
|New Details Indicate Toronto
May Have Expressed Support for ISIS
Investigators in Canada have indications that Faisal Hussain visited Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) websites and may have expressed support for the terrorist group, a law enforcement source told CBS News senior investigative producer Pat Milton. Investigators are looking into whether Hussain may have lived at one time in Afghanistan and possibly Pakistan, the source said.
Week ending 22 July 2018
|We Must Stop Suffering Fools
Modern society cannot afford the costs of giving them the power and prestige they demand
James E. Smith, Ph.D.
It is clear to a growing number of us that we as a society have sat too long letting people who have perfected the art of stupid continue to add ever increasing levels of nonsense to our already busy lives, through accident, oversight, ignorance, laziness, personal gain, or just plain self-entitlement. Letting "stupid" continue, with no relief or recourse, is affecting our home, social and work environment, our creative and innovative talents, and the governance we expect and subject ourselves to.
|Shelby Steele: White
Guilt Isn't Real Guilt
Shelby Steele fans (there are so many of us!) will savor the opening paragraph to his column in this morning's Wall Street Journal on the sorry state of modern liberalism. "The recent flurry of marches, demonstrations and even riots, along with the Democratic Party's spiteful reaction to the Trump presidency, exposes what modern liberalism has become: a politics shrouded in pathos.
|10 Ways Trump Put Real Muscle in
U.S. Policies, Defenses Against Russia
Something ultimately beneficial may result from the unprecedented week of hysteria, including repeated charges of treason from Democrats and liberal media types, sparked by President Donald Trump's Helsinki summit meeting... That something is a sharper public understanding of the numerous ways in which Trump has reversed the accommodation, wavering and vacillation that marked former President Barack Obama's approach during his eight years in the Oval Office to dealing with Putin.
|Brennan and the 2016 Spy Scandal
Kimberley A. Strassel – The Wall Street Journal
The man who deserves a belated bit of scrutiny is former Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan. He's accused President Trump of "venality, moral turpitude and political corruption," and berated GOP investigations of the FBI. This week he claimed on Twitter that Mr. Trump's press conference in Helsinki was "nothing short of treasonous." This is rough stuff, even for an Obama partisan.
|FISA Warrant Application Supports
Reveals FBI Did Rely On Dossier, Left Out Info
Now we have both the memo and the FISA application, if in a blacked-out state. We can compare the two. And doing so shows the Nunes memo was overwhelmingly accurate. Perhaps some Democrats do not believe it should have been written, or they dispute what it included and left out, or they do not agree with its conclusions, but it was in fact accurate. The memo was comprised of a short introduction followed by 13 substantive paragraphs.
|Newly Released Docs Related to FISA
Warrants on Carter Page
Confirm Obama FBI, DOJ Misled Courts
On Saturday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton announced documents related to the FISA warrants on Trump's former campaign advisor, Carter Page were released by the FBI – and arrived at JW headquarters. Fitton said Saturday evening Judicial Watch received the requested documents and even though they are heavily redacted, they confirm the FBI and DOJ misled the courts.
|The Truth About Trump, Putin, and
... the very people who have been loudest in attacking President Trump about his performance at the Helsinki summit are the people who failed to protect America from Russian meddling in 2016. The very intensity and nastiness of former CIA Director Brennan and former Director of National Intelligence Clapper is an attempt to distract attention from their failure to protect America. It was their duty in 2016 – not candidate Trump's.
|Rand Paul: The Only Person We Know
Colluded with the Russians is Hillary Clinton
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the only person whom he and others "actually know colluded with the Russians" is former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. "The president sees the Mueller investigation. He sees all these accusations from partisan Democrats, Hillary Clinton, saying 'Oh, he colluded with the Russians," Rand said. "The only people who we actually know colluded with the Russians were Hillary Clinton who paid a British agent who paid Russians for information for the dossier."
|Dem Rep. Keith Ellison Demands
Amazon Ban Books
Not Approved By Far-Left SPLC
Prime Day is here, but Amazon is facing backlash for selling merchandise promoted by known hate groups. Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Tuesday, voicing concerns about the company's income from such items. "I would like to know whether Amazon is committed to ceasing the sale of all products that promote hateful and racist ideologies," wrote Ellison.
|Book-burning soon to follow|
|Groups Linked to George Soros
Behind Campaign to
Repeal Trump Tax Cuts
Left-wing financier George Soros figures prominently in a campaign by progressives to repeal the Trump tax cuts, according to a review of the campaign's allied organizations and their tax records by The Daily Signal. The campaign, called "Not One Penny," first came together almost a year ago with what The Washington Post reported was "a seven-figure ad buy in eight Republican-held congressional districts."
|The Bias Problem Plaguing America's
Social Media Platforms
Rep. Lamar Smith
Americans deserve the facts, objectively reported. They know media bias is pervasive. A recent Morning Consult poll found that only a quarter of voters now trust the media to tell them the truth, a record low. The muting of conservative voices by social media also has intensified. Social media companies have repeatedly censored, removed, or "shadow banned" conservative journalists, news organizations, and media outlets that do not share their liberal political views.
|Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Attacks
Then Admits She Has No Idea What She's Talking About
New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez attacked Israel in a recent interview on PBS's "Firing Line," calling them the occupiers of Palestine and later admitting that she has no idea what she is talking about regarding Israel. Ocasio-Cortez's remarks came in response to a question from host Margaret Hoover, who asked her to explain comments she made about Israel after she attacked them for defending themselves against an attack from Hamas terrorists.
|Judge Pirro on Being Shouted Down on 'The
A 'Microcosm' of the Hatred for President Trump
"Thinking you're right and not allowing debate is fascism," Pirro said, adding that while she was clear in her objections to former President Barack Obama's policies, she never rooted for the country to fail. She said that those on the left who are threatening President Trump and attacking those who support him are tearing down America.
|Benghazi Warriors Unload On Hillary
After She Scolds White House for Hesitating 'to Defend a Diplomat'
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday night received a pointed tongue lashing from Benghazi warrior Kris Paronto after Clinton audaciously scolded the White House for not defending a U.S. diplomat to her liking. Obviously, such criticism about hesitation in defending a U.S. diplomat coming from Hillary Clinton is incredibly galling, especially for Mr. Paronto, who lived through the [Benghazi] horror.
|24% Of Tesla Model 3 Orders Have
Been Canceled, Analyst Says
Tesla is finally making enough Model 3s – but an analyst says many customers are growing too impatient to wait any longer for them. Cancellations for Model 3 orders have picked up in recent weeks. Refunds now outpace deposits for Tesla's new mass-market electric car, according to Needham & Co. analyst Rajvindra Gill. Tesla disputes that.
Elon Musk's Latest Outburst Raises Doubts On Leadership
Elon Musk has had a series of angry social media dust-ups with Wall Street analysts, journalists, employees and others. But his latest outburst on Twitter attacking a British rescue worker in Thailand has raised fresh concerns over the star tech entrepreneur's stability and leadership abilities. Musk, the South African-born innovator and billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, found himself in hot water after insulting Vern Unsworth, a British diver who worked on the Thai soccer team rescue and who dismissed Musk's plan to recover the trapped group.
Elon Musk is a Total Fraud
One disastrous tweet has finally revealed Elon Musk for what he is: a fraud. Enraged that a British cave diver called his idea to rescue the Thai soccer team for what it was – "a p.r. stunt [with] absolutely no chance of working" – Musk took to Twitter and called him a "pedo." Just like that, Tesla's market value plummeted by $2 billion.
|Liberal 9th Circuit Surprises with pro-2nd
Blocking California Ammo Ban
Second Amendment activists were given a surprise boost this week when the liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals backed a lower court's decision to suspend California's ban on the possession of large magazines. Activists, supported by the National Rifle Association, have argued that the state's ban on ownership of magazines holding 10 bullets or more is unconstitutional.
|Man Uses AR-15 to End Multi-County
The AR-15 is the most vilified gun in America. Gun control zealots continue to maintain that there are no legitimate, peaceful uses for these firearms in civilian hands. They claim that the only purpose of such weapons is to slaughter the innocent or similar such nonsense. However, they're valuable personal defense weapons that can end threats a handgun just can't. Take, for example, what recently transpired in Oklahoma.
|NRA Sues Seattle Over Recently
Passed 'Safe Storage' Gun Law
The Second Amendment Foundation and NRA have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle over the city's recently passed "safe storage" gun requirement, claiming it violates the state's preemption statute. SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb expressed frustration that Seattle is once again trying to pass its own gun laws.
|Feds Reveal Suspected Serial Rapist
in California is Illegal Alien
Federal officials revealed on Tuesday that a suspected serial rapist in Northern California that posed as a ride-share driver is an illegal alien. Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, is a Peruvian national and is illegally in the United States, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Vilchez Lazo was arrested last week on four counts of felony rape and is currently jailed since he was unable to come up with $4.2 million in bail.
ICE Takes Aim at SF Sanctuary City Law in 'Rideshare Rapist' Case
In a statement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the city's policy of not honoring ICE holds "shields criminal aliens who prey on the community." The suspect, Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, is being held in jail in San Francisco in lieu of $4.2 million bail and faces life in prison in connection with the rapes of four women who got into his car believing him to be a ride-hail driver, police said.
Judge Released 9-Time Deportee with Violent Criminal History
Bulmaro Enriquez was arrested May 30 on federal charges of re-entering the United States after being deported, according to court records. In a court filing, prosecutors noted Enriquez has already been deported nine times, and that he had been convicted of operating under the influence three times since 2004 and possession of a controlled substance twice, most recently in 2015.
|The Online Battle for the Truth:
Experts Warn Accuracy is 'No Longer Seen as Important' as Social Media
False information is saturating political debate worldwide and undermining an already weak level of trust in the media and institutions, spreading further than ever on powerful social networks. U.S. President Donald Trump has popularised the term 'fake news', using it mainly as an accusation levelled at the media, and it is increasingly used by politicians from Spain to China, Myanmar or Russia.
|Political Reporter Tweets Out
Stunning Photo Showing Russian Spy in the Oval Office. There's Only One
On Tuesday, Mic senior political reporter Emily Singer made waves on Twitter by tweeting out a photo from the Oval Office, originally released by The New York Times. She explained that the photo showed now-indicted Russian spy Marina Butina in the Oval Office alongside several Russians including foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, as well as President Trump. The rush to link Russian collusion with the Trump administration is growing wearisome.
Week ending 15 July 2018
|Why Leftists Become Thugs
A quick way to come to wisdom about yourself is to understand this: you are what you do. You're not your good intentions. You're not your noble feelings. Your deeds are what make you who you are. A man who beats his wife then cries in remorse is a wife-beater. That's all he is.
|Who Checks the
You don't have to be a student of ancient Roman poetry to have heard Juvenal's famous line "Who watches the watchmen?" But perhaps a more apt question today would be: Who checks the fact-checkers? Fact-checkers aren't a new thing, but they've become a popular feature on many news sites. And let's face it, it's something that can be really useful.
|Now Foreign Leaders Are Calling Out
U.S. Media Lies:
No, Trump Never Said Pull Out of NATO
Reports that President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from NATO over a dispute about defense spending are untrue, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. "President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO," Macron told reporters at the NATO summit in Brussels, according to The Associated Press. Macron's denial came in response to reports from Politico, Reuters and other outlets that Trump had made the threat during a morning meeting of NATO leaders.
|Bull: 1, China Shop: 0 – Germany is
a Captive of Russia
Trump is right about this. Germany stupidly closed nuclear and coal power plants in favor of huge investments in "green" energy. Those investments, predictably, have failed to do anything other than drive the price of electricity unacceptably high. Germany is now backing away from its "green" policies in favor of natural gas.
|Green energy, Kaput. Putin gives them gas.|
Falsely Claims Russian Hackers
First Targeted Clinton Campaign After Urging from Trump
A Washington Post reporter falsely claimed Friday that the beginning of the Russian effort to hack Hillary Clinton's campaign emails came the very same day that her opponent, Donald Trump, called on Russia to find Clinton's State Department emails. On July 27, 2016, Trump spoke directly to Russia during a news conference. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," he said, referring to Clinton's deleted emails from her time as secretary of state.
|The Lie of Omission: Lowest Ever
Ignored By Univision, Telemundo
One would think such a historic achievement would be news that night on the nation's leading Spanish-language television news programs, but that was not the case. The principal national evening newscasts of Univision and Telemundo (sister network of NBC), along with their lesser-known rivals Azteca América and Estrella TV, all kept silent about the record low, and its significance for the country's Latino population.
|Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul
Ryan of Political Stunt
Calling for Vote On THEIR 'Abolish ICE' Bill
Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. Hours later, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he planned to bring the proposed "Abolish ICE" bill to the floor, reported The Hill.
|Anti-Mask Law Targets Antifa
Antifa members believe they're the good guys. They delude themselves into thinking that fascism is right around every corner to justify any manner of (fascist) atrocity they wish to commit. Everywhere the masked activists go, some brand of mayhem follows. The masks are pivotal to their plans. Now, a new law seeks to change that.
|Socialism Isn't the Future of the
Democratic Party –
It's Their Present
The recent Democratic primary win by "Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the safely Democratic 14th congressional district of New York is being presented by the liberal media as something stunning and new. It isn't. DNC chair Tom Perez even said in a recent interview that Cortez represents the future of the Democratic Party. She doesn't. She represents the Democratic Party's present.
|Strzok by a Farce
Andrew C. McCarthy
The principal question before the joint investigation of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees is whether the Democratic administration's law-enforcement and intelligence arms strained to manufacture an espionage case against the Republican candidate, having buried an eminently prosecutable criminal case against the Democratic presidential nominee.
|Black Democrats Want to Know Why
Standing Up for Maxine Waters
Top Democrats and lawmakers of the Congressional Black Caucus are questioning nonblack members of the House Democratic caucus who haven't stepped up to publicly defend Maxine Waters. They are also stewing behind the scenes over public rebukes from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, according to three sources familiar with internal conversations.
Black Leaders Call for More Civility,
Official Rebuke of Maxine Waters
Responding to inflammatory remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., other African-American leaders gathered Thursday morning on Capitol Hill to appeal for civility and for Congress to censure Waters. Many saw Waters’ remarks as calling on supporters to continue confronting and harassing members of President Donald Trump’s administration, heightening a lack of civility in American public discourse.
|Rejecting Carbon Colonialism
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
We recently explained how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) use manmade climate change alarmism to justify lending policies that reject funding for fossil fuel electricity generation, promote expensive and unreliable renewable sources, and thereby help keep impoverished nations poor. Now, in a daring show of humanity and common sense, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has broken ranks with the World Bank and its like-minded carbon colonialist brethren.
|Imagine having electricity available only 1 hour a day at totally unpredictable times|
|Environmentally Minded Californians
Love to Recycle –
But It's No Longer Doing Any Good
Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They're helping the environment and being good citizens. But their glow might turn to gloom if they realized that much of the stuff is headed to a landfill. That's because there's no longer a recycling market for a lot of the paper, cardboard, plastic and other junk that's left curbside.
|“That was Fascinating. I Love
Reading Fiction,” Mattis on NBC Report That Pentagon was Engaged in
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called a report “fiction” that claimed the Pentagon was engaged in a “damage control” operation following Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters. “That was fascinating. I love reading fiction,” Mattis said of the report, published by NBC. “So it was – it was stimulating to read it. I find out while I’ve been with you with full transparency on the airplane, you watching what’s going on; that I’ve been in damage control.”
|MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit
Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and
On August 20, 2016, Malcome Nance told MSNBC viewers: "Jill Stein has a show on Russia Today." Whatever your views might be about Jill Stein and her third-party candidacy, there is no disputing the fact that Nance's statement was a falsehood, a fabrication, a lie. Jill Stein did not have a show on RT, nor did she ever host a show on RT. What Nance said was made up out of whole cloth – fabricated – in order to encourage MSNBC viewers to believe that Stein, one of the candidates running against Clinton, was a paid agent of the Kremlin and was an employee of RT.
|More People Use a Gun in
Self-Defense Each Year
Than Die in Car Accidents
Mark W. Smith
How is it that so many kids raised on "Harry Potter", "The Hunger Games", "Star Wars", and all the Marvel action figure movies manage to miss a critical point of the stories? The lesson being: If you want to prevail over evil villains, you must have the proper tools to fight back. Millions of people protect themselves and their families with guns every day in the United States.
|Report: Baltimore Cops ‘Stopped
After Freddie Gray Incident
A new report from USA Today suggests that Baltimore police officers “stopped seeing crime” after facing harsh criticism – even from their own mayor – following the 2015 death of a man in their custody, Freddie Gray. Gray died after receiving injuries in the back of a police transport vehicle; three officers were put on trial for the incident and later acquitted. Prosecutors dropped their case against three other officers.
|Illegal Immigrant BEHEADS
13-Year-Old Special Needs Girl,
Murders Grandmother, Officials Say
Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.
|San Diego Chainsaw Attacker is
Who Has Been Deported 11 Times
A California man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chainsaw is an illegal alien who has been deported at least 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested Thursday in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego, on allegations that he tried to kill his wife with a chainsaw in front of their three children. Alvarez has a long record of being deported and returning to the U.S., according to ICE.
|Illegal Alien Charged with Raping
Deported Four Times from U.S.
An illegal alien who is one of four men accused of kidnapping and raping teen sisters was previously deported from the United States four times. Four illegal aliens – including 24-year-old illegal alien Simon Juan Thomas from Guatemala – are alleged to have kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister at a Days Inn near Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
|F**k Donald Trump’ Rapper YG
Charged with Felony Robbery
California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ reports: Vegas police tell us … the incident went down in late May at the Cosmopolitan around 4 AM, after a man approached YG and asked for a pic but was turned away by his crew. We’re told the guy told YG he’s not a real celeb … and casino’s surveillance footage shows YG retaliating by yanking a chain off his neck.
|Teacher Reportedly Compares
Pro-Trump MAGA Hat Teen to
Nazi in Vulgar Tweet: 'F--- EM'
A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet.
|Academia is lacking in adult leadership|
|Muslim Reformer Urges Terror
Experts testifying before the House Oversight national security subcommittee offered different approaches to address the issue, but agreed the organization, formed in Egypt 90 years ago but with branches across the Middle East and beyond, is a problem. M. Zuhdi Jasser argued that much of the conversation about the MB "has been obstructed, muted, marginalized, deferred, minimized by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers or their allies here in the West."
|Muslims Must Emulate Muhammad
Muslims believe that the invisible unknowable essence Allah, the embodiment of all virtues, the most perfect creator, chose Muhammad to be the bearer of his comprehensive ideal prescription, the Quran, for all humans for all times. Fortunately for both Muslims and non-Muslims, Muhammad is not around so that we can personally observe his conduct and be tempted to emulate him. What is possible, however, is to go to authentic Islamic records and discern what Muhammad did during his life and judge it for ourselves.
|UK Admitted Muslim Migrant Who Told
'Jihad is What We Do'
The BBC reported last week that "a British plumber has been convicted of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban." This "British plumber" was not exactly your typical cockney: Khalid Ali, according to the Beeb, had "spent several years in Afghanistan, and when asked by British police whether he had returned to the UK for jihad, he replied: 'Jihad is what we do.'"
|"We are Mujahideen."|
|Germans Probe Iran's Plan to Move
$350 Million in Cash Before
U.S. Sanctions Hit
A plan by Iran to transfer around 300 million euros ($350 million) in cash out of Germany prompted authorities here to investigate whether the move could be linked to terror activities, amid sensitive negotiations aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal. Iran wants to shift reserves from the European-Iranian Commercial Bank in Hamburg to Tehran, ahead of the looming reimposition of U.S. sanctions.
|A Data-Collection Firm is Sharing
License Plate Information with ICE
A real estate development company that operates shopping malls throughout California is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency.
|Obama Uses Gerrymandering to Push
Unseat Republicans In 2018
Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video warning against the supposed damaging effects of partisan gerrymandering and calling on voters to politicians who support his idea of "fair" districting maps. The video, released Wednesday by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, blames Republicans for creating "structural advantages that would eventually determine every future election" through new district maps.
|I thought gerrymandering was undemocratic or racist or something|
|Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Are
Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports. All told, disease-carrying ticks were detected in 83 counties where they'd never been found before across 24 states.
|Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work|
Week ending 8 July 2018
|Time to Put the
Democratic Party on Suicide Watch?
Learning the Wrong Lesson from Ocasio-Cortez Win!
There perhaps has never been a time when the Democrats did a better job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. After being well ahead in the generic congressional polls, those numbers collapsed early this year along with the Trump/Russia/Collusion narrative. Since then, leftists have been flailing around desperately searching for an issue.
Politics from the Schools and the U.S. Census
Mike Gonzalez and Hans von Spakovsky
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Trump administration announced it is rescinding Obama administration policies that directed universities to use racial preferences in the admissions process. Because this type of discrimination is the gateway drug of the identity politics balkanizing America, Tuesday's decision is a boost for unity and a setback for those who want to divide Americans.
|FBI Agent Who Said He'd 'Stop'
Trump Pushed to
'Hurry' Trump Investigation Before Election
On Friday, John Solomon of The Hill reported that memos from the FBI regarding the Trump-Russia investigation contain another damning text from FBI agent Peter Strzok, the man in charge of both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia collusion investigation during the 2016 campaign.
|Yes, It's True: Peter Strzok Failed
His Polygraph Yet Retained Security Clearance and Position on Two
Yes, FBI Agent Peter Strzok failed his polygraph and his supervisors were notified on January 16th, 2016, his results were "out of scope". Meaning he failed his polygraph test. Yet he was never removed from any responsibilities; and against dept policy, he did not have his clearance revoked until he could clear. This was discussed during the Rosenstein testimony and overlooked by most.
|History's Bad Ideas Are an
Inspiration for Progressives
Victor Davis Hanson
What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present. Even liberal historians usually label as disastrous two decisions by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration: the adoption of the Earl Warren-McClatchy newspaper inspired plan to intern Japanese-American citizens and the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 – better known as FDR "court-packing scheme."
|Obama Administration Granted
2,500 Iranians During Nuclear Deal
The Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, a senior cleric and member of parliament has claimed. Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, who is chairman of Iran's parliamentary nuclear committee and a member of its national security and foreign affairs committee, made the allegations during an interview with the country's Etemad newspaper, cited by the country's Fars News agency.
America Really Did Have a Manchurian Candidate In the White House
L. Todd Wood
After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East – which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris – I am struck by the realization that America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in The White House for eight years. If you look at the evidence, there really is no other conclusion. The calamitous consequences of the Obama presidency will be felt for the foreseeable future.
Is Anyone Surprised Obama May Have Granted Citizenship to 2,500 Iranians? He Spent 8 Years Selling Out the American People
In a speech delivered several days before Obama's historic victory, he said, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." This chilling assertion, uttered nearly ten years ago, sent a shiver down the spine of every conservative. And, as we look back over his presidency, we realize that those were the most truthful words he has ever spoken to the American people.
|Democrats Are Furious About Trump
and the Supreme Court –
They Have Only Obama to Blame
Though they won't admit it, Democrats are suffering continued fallout from the arrogance of the Obama White House. Liberals are furious that President Trump will have the opportunity to appoint another justice to the Supreme Court, thus cementing a conservative majority for the foreseeable future. It was President Obama who left his party in this position. His anti-business agenda was unpopular, but was never revisited.
|Turns Out, Those Forced Union Dues Did
Liberal Advocacy Groups
Investor's Business Daily editorial
After the Supreme Court ruling that banned forced union dues for public sector workers, liberal activist groups started complaining about how they were going to lose a huge source of funds. Wait. Didn't unions repeatedly claim that those forced dues only went to collective bargaining costs? But this week, the New York Times published a lengthy story explaining how the Janus decision will not only hit public sector unions but "will also hit hard at a vast network of groups dedicated to advancing liberal policies and candidates."
|Labor Giants Could Lose 400K
The largest public-sector unions in the country may lose up to 400,000 fee payers after the Supreme Court declared mandatory payments unconstitutional. The decision could cut into the coffers of the Democratic Party. The ruling gives agency fee payers – those who pay partial dues supposed to cover expenses like grievances and collective bargaining rather than political activities – the ability to halt all payments to unions.
|Janus Case a Big Win for Workers
When unions lose, so do politicians – primarily Democrats – who feed at their table. The Democratic Party counts on unions to tilt elections with hefty donations and get-out-the-vote manpower. Unions are the Democratic Party's ATM. The Janus ruling, by reducing that money source, levels the political playing field.
|Trump Just Keeps On Confounding His
The left, much of the media and countless other opponents of President Trump have led a relentless, vicious, multi-pronged and often dishonest assault on him and his agenda since he first emerged as a presidential candidate in 2015. While Trump's adversaries have been busy trying to execute their rolling putsch, however, the American people have been busy doing something else: supporting him and his policies.
|MD Sheriff Combating MS-13 Slams
Sen. Durbin for
Calling ICE a 'Group of Incompetents'
Durbin (D) called ICE a "group of incompetents" during a Chicago rally for the reunification of children and their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, one of hundreds held across the country on Saturday. "At this point they're focused more on toddlers than terrorists," Durbin added.
|California's Climate Extremism
Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000 – or jail them – if they offer people plastic straws; and UCLA issued a report describing pets as a climate threat.
Lets Her Inner Racism Show. Rachel Held Evans: Think Twice about
Overturning Roe – We'd Have More Blacks
A few days ago, in the course of lamenting the potential overturning of Roe v Wade (Evans claims to be opposed to abortion, but you'd never get that impression from reading what she says about it), Evans couldn't get to the block button fast enough. Her comments, posted to Twitter, were alarming, revealing – and were quickly deleted when the responses began pouring in.
|Democrats Leaving the Party In
As #WalkAway Campaign Gains Real Momentum
A movement to abandon liberalism and the Democratic Party has gained some serious traction after a video featuring a gay New York hairdresser went viral. "Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal," Brandon Straka said in the video seen by some five million people on Facebook and YouTube that ignited the #WalkAway campaign.
|'Republicans Have My Support': NY
Dem Slams Schumer,
Says Party 'Betraying' American Values
A longtime Democratic New York State lawmaker ripped Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), declaring that he will support the GOP until Schumer can "restore sanity and honesty" to the party. State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn slammed Schumer's attacks on President Trump, which were sent as part of a fundraising call.
|‘I had to do what I had to do,’
says Dallas Mom Who Shot
Man Trying to Steal SUV with Kids Inside
An employee of a gas station in the 200 block of West Camp Wisdom Road, near the border with Duncanville, alerted the mother about 10 p.m. that a man was trying to get into her SUV. She jumped into the vehicle. When the man didn't stop, she pulled a gun from the glove box and shot him in the head, police said.
|Good gal with a gun|
|Rachel Dolezal, Also Known as
Booked and Released On Welfare Fraud, Other Charges
Former Spokane NAACP President Nkechi Diallo – who became infamous as Rachel Dolezal, a white woman identifying as black – was booked and fingerprinted at a Washington state jail Monday as she awaits trial on multiple charges, including welfare fraud. Diallo pleaded not guilty to state charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second-degree perjury last month.
|Democrat Deputy Attorney General
Child Pornography Charges
An investigation was opened into Liddy's lewd behavior when a wireless provider sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in January, alerting the group that he had uploaded an image that appeared to be child pornography. According to the LA Times, Raymond Joseph Liddy, 53, was arrested last Tuesday and pleaded not guilty.
|Brian Ross Leaving ABC After
Erroneous Report on Michael Flynn
ABC News reporter Brian Ross announced on Monday that he is leaving the network. Seven months ago, Ross made national news when he was suspended for a flawed report on President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Ross was suspended for a month without pay in December after falsely claiming Flynn would testify Trump had directed him to contact Russian officials during his campaign.
|Air Force's 'most wanted deserter'
Working on Janet Napolitano's Staff
The former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, managed to overlook the Air Force deserter with top-security clearance on her staff who has been a "most-wanted" fugitive for 35 years. William Howard Hughes Jr., a captain with top-secret clearance who vanished in 1983. The Air Force declared him a deserter and one of its most wanted fugitives – and some suspected he had defected to the Soviets – until his capture last Wednesday.
|Snopes Writer Refuses to
Acknowledge Glaring Falsehood
In Fact Check On Viral Photo of Immigrant Girl
A flagrantly inaccurate Snopes fact check rating in the immigration debate has gone unnoticed and uncorrected for weeks, despite multiple attempts by The Daily Caller to notify the site of its erroneous reporting. Kim LaCapria, a seasoned Snopes fact checker, produced a false "fact-check" regarding the use of photographer John Moore's picture of a crying Honduran child to depict family separations at the Southern border.
|Holocaust Survivor Has Message to
Those Who Think
America is Running Concentration Camps
David Tuck was born in Poland in 1929. He was enslaved by the Nazis and survived multiple concentration camps. In the wake of pundits and politicians comparing illegal immigrant detainment facilities in modern day America to Nazi concentration camps, Tuck felt compelled to speak out.
SEPTA Bus Kills Man Cooling in Kiddie Wading Pool
Authorities have identified the 52-year-old man who was killed Thursday when a SEPTA bus slammed into a Northeast Philadelphia home... James Robert Derbyshire of East Torresdale was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:30 p.m. Derbyshire was sharing an inflatable wading pool with his son and a woman, neighbors said, in front of his son's home on Frankford Avenue when he was killed.
|Hero SAS Dog Saves the Lives of Six
Elite Soldiers in Syria by Ripping Out Jihadi's Throat While Taking
Down Three Terrorists
The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team of six crack soldiers from the SAS. They had just entered a small village in a convoy of armoured vehicles when they got out to continue on foot. But soon after they left the safety of the convoy, they were attacked on all sides by waiting jihadis in what was described as a '360 degree ambush'.