Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pipeline


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Collude


Police

Police Aren’t Targeting and Killing Black Men
Excerpt: By now everyone knows that police, whether consciously or subconsciously, are targeting young black men, killing them at a disproportionate rate. But what if everyone is wrong? What if race actually has little causal effect on police shootings? In fact, the data show just that. If we as a nation can look seriously at the evidence, we can have a much more productive conversation about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it. ... Even the Post itself has noted the relevant data in the past. “In 74 percent of all fatal police shootings, the individuals had already fired shots, brandished a gun or attacked a person with a weapon or their bare hands,” the paper reported in 2015. “Another 16 percent of the shootings came after incidents that did not involve firearms or active attacks but featured other potentially dangerous threats.” Those figures are consistent with other data. In 2015, two-thirds of unarmed people of any race killed by police had been in the process of committing violent crime or property destruction. Fourteen percent were engaged in domestic violence. Ten percent were committing a robbery, 20 percent a burglary or vandalism, and 21 percent an assault on another civilian.

JP Morgan

JP Morgan Bank CEO Jamie Dimon : We are unable to build bridges, we're unable to build airports, kids in inners cities don't graduate.

Burns on Vietnam

Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again?. By Stephen Sherman
Here is a nice piece on the upcoming Ken Burns series on the war. In service to full disclosure, this is from Vietnam Veterans for Factual History, of which I am the secretary, and in fact contributed some parts of this myself. So take you can blame me for anything you don't like.... (But please pass this on far&wide) --Del

Snopes

Shock: Snopes Factchecks MSM's Fake News
I have myself noticed a few times when the coverage of events on Snopes had a certain slant when it came to politics, not overwhelming, but there for sure. But now one of their staff has surprised a lot of people with an expose of the super slanted coverage and false news about Trump in the media. Read and enjoy. (Pass on to those who deny there's ever unfair coverage of Trump and see how high their BP bounces.) --Del

Viertnam

Escape to U Taphao by Ralph Wetterhahn

Army Magazines

The Army’s Substandard Ammo Magazine Needs to Go
Excerpt: At alarming rates, U.S. Army personnel are purchasing their own ammunition magazines prior to deployment. That’s because the Army’s official magazine, the Enhanced Performance Magazine (EPM), is far from reliable on the battlefield, and the soldiers know it. The Marine Corps and other branches of the U.S. military have made the switch to more-reliable polymer magazines. Why hasn’t the Army? In January, just two weeks after the Marines officially switched to the polymer Magpul PMAG GEN 3 magazine, Republican senators Joni Ernst, Tom Cotton, Jim Inhofe, David Perdue, and Johnny Isakson wrote a letter to Army chief of staff Mark Milley demanding to know why the Army hadn’t yet made a similar change. The PMAG had “zero magazine-related stoppages through all of the tests,” the senators noted, and it “reduce[s] damage to the chamber face and feed ramps when using M855A1 ammunition.” In addition, it is not affected by extreme temperatures — a vital advantage for military personnel in both the Army and the Marines.

Repealing Obamacare

Jim Geraghty on repealing Obamacare, Morning Jolt
The problem is that “starting fresh” doesn’t change any of the dynamics in place. Republicans (and, by extension, much of the country) want contradictory changes, changes that Moran lists as his requirements. Americans want lower premiums, but they also want insurance companies to keep covering preexisting conditions. They want to see the cost of Medicaid go down, or at least rise slower, but they also don’t want to throw anyone off of Medicaid. They want the number of uninsured to go down, and they want the mandate repealed. (yup. `Bob)

Liberals

5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with. It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the other liberals they were around were such insufferable human beings.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Malaysia

‘Bleak future for Malaysia’ as public canings allowed under Islamic law reform

Facebook

Facebook says Muslim’s rape threat against ex-Muslim doesn’t violate its “community standards”

Helping AntiFa

Charlottesville Vice-Mayor Cheers Violent Clashes With Police - Pledges to Help Antifa Terrorists

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Alas

Yup: Our Civilization Deserves to Fail
Excerpt: You don’t wish the worst for people or nations that you care about. You don’t want your friend who’s driving drunk to crash his car. You don’t want your cousin who has unprotected sex with a prostitute to get a STD. You don’t want your kid who’s pointing a realistic- looking toy gun at a police officer to get shot. Unfortunately, as the saying goes, “Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” It’s bad when someone you care about plays those stupid games because it can wreck his life and the lives of the people around him. It’s worse when your country is involved because it can hurt all those same people and their children, along with everyone else in the nation.

Vote Fraud

Dems Blind to Logic of Vote Fraud Math
Excerpt: This fuzzy math, 265 + 742 + 765 + 953 + 7,474 = 0, sums up Democrats’ orthodoxy on vote fraud. As the bullet-proof evidence of vote fraud adds up, they still claim that, "There’s nothing to see here." Not even these hard numbers, based on verified vote-fraud cases, move their acceptance of this reality into the realm of positive integers.

Britain

UK: Muslim sought for sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl on a train

Egypt

Egypt attacks: 2 German female tourists, 5 policemen killed

State Finances

New study shows that low-tax Republican states excel financially
Excerpt: A recent study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University shows that states that have lower taxes are the most fiscally sound in the nation, while higher-tax states are still failing to make up for budget shortfalls. The study shows that the best-run states are Republican strongholds, while the ten “least-solvent” states are heavily Democratic. The fourth annual “Ranking of the States by Fiscal Condition” report is based on “a review of audited financial statements for 2015 covering five measures that gauge the states’ ability to pay bills, avoid budget deficits, and meet long-term spending needs and cover pension liabilities.”

Europe




Friday, July 14, 2017

Hackers Targeting Nukes

Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say

Republicans Best Tippers

Men and Republicans Are the Best Tippers
Excerpt: Hoping to get a good tip? Seek out the table with the most conservative men from New England. A new survey finds men, Republicans, and residents of the northeast are the best tippers. Women tip a median of 16 percent, while Democrats and southerners leave a median 15 percent at a restaurant, according to a new survey of more than 1,000 American adults conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International on behalf of CreditCards.com. That's compared with the median 20 percent that men, Republicans, and northeasterners leave.

Chicago

(Muslim) Woman admits to dropping baby to death in Uptown, gets probation
Excerpt: Uddin became pregnant by her boyfriend but did not tell her family because she knew her Muslim parents from Pakistan would not approve, prosecutors said at the time she was charged. Uddin gave birth to the 7-pound, 11-ounce girl and threw the infant out the window when she heard her mother approaching the bedroom, according to prosecutors.

France

France: Muslim playwright glorifies the murderer of three French Jewish children in play

Nigeria

Boko Haram executes eight for defying 'Sharia police': video

Kenya

Christians in Coastal Kenya Fearful after Slaughter of 13 Non-Muslims
Excerpt: “The Christians were asked to recite the Islamic dogmas, which they could not, hence they were killed,” a source said. “We urged the government to investigate and bring to book these local Muslims who are harboring these Al Shabaab terrorists, because the Christians who were decapitated were farmers.”

Israel

Israeli police said three Palestinians opened fire on Israelis Friday near an important Jerusalem holy site -- known to Jews as Temple Mount -- wounding two seriously before the attackers were killed in a gunfight, Israeli police said.

Liberal Scam


Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman: A Conservative and (Demi-) Religious View of the Human Race

Kenya

Two killed in hostage rescue operation after militant attack in Kenya
Excerpt: A senior Kenyan government official was taken hostage with five other people by suspected Islamist militants who attacked the vehicle they were travelling in on Thursday, a military spokesman said. Maryam El Maawy, from Kenya's ministry of public works, and three of the party were rescued by military personnel - but the driver and another person were killed during the operation.

Cameroon

A dozen killed, over 40 wounded in Cameroon suicide bomb attack

Tolerance

The Real Tolerance We Need Right Now. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: I’m sure at some point in the future I’ll disagree with Josh Barro, senior editor at Business Insider, but the other day he offered some very good advice to the Left that, sadly, their adherents are unlikely to follow. In a series of tweets, Barro observed, “Tell people to eat less meat because of the planet and they’ll find you annoying. Tell them to have fewer kids, they’ll find you very annoying.” ... Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that progressives are exhibiting all of the traits that they accused Christian conservatives of embodying: smug judgmental attitudes, harsh denunciation of those who make different choices, lack of respect for others who see things differently and a refusal to recognize individual autonomy, an eagerness to enforce a stifling code of behavior, and a conditional-at-best view towards liberty.

ISIS Defeat

How to make the Islamic State’s defeat last. By Ash Carter
Some important revelations in the Carter Ash op-ed on the liberation of Mosul—
The former Obama secretary of defense would have supported in the fight against ISIS the Syrian Defense Forces (SDF)—not the Free Syrian Army supported by Obama, which eventually included al-Qaeda-linked elements.
Ash gives credit to Trump defense secretary Mattis for accelerating the war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria (and hints at frustration with Obama delays).
Most importantly, he warns against reliance on Russia in the tricky road ahead, saying, “Russia has played no constructive role in these impending U.S.-led victories, … [operating] under the pretense of fighting terrorism and inducing a political transition.” --Mindy Belz, Globe Trot

Thursday, July 13, 2017

In retrospect


Rape Culture 3

Sweden’s Islamic rape epidemic: Almost half of the victims are children

Immigrants

Terror-related acts committed by refugees widespread, according to new report
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/05/terror-related-acts-committed-by-refugees-widespread-according-to-new-report.html

Rape Culture 2

Syrian migrant who trafficked and sexually assaulted two girls, 13 and 14, while on bail for raping a 17-year-old is jailed for 12 years

Rape Culture

'A RAPIST IS A RAPIST' Rochdale cop says fears of being accused of racism led to police to shelving paedo ring investigations

Good Idea?


hypocrite

How Ironic: George Clooney Moving Family Out of England For ‘Security Reasons’
Excerpt: What’s good for me is not good for thee. George Clooney is reportedly making moves to get his family out of England due to safety concerns following numerous Islamic-inspired terrorist attacks in the country. He will be taking his wife, Amal Clooney, and two young children to the Los Angeles area where the famous actor owns a mansion in Studio City, California. According to sources from Life and Style Magazine, the Hollywood star isn’t taking any chances after the birth of his children. “He doesn’t feel like Amal and the twins are safe living in the English countryside,” one source stated. “He’s determined to move his family to LA, where he feels much more secure.”

Fascists

'Anti-Fascists' Applaud Speech Made Completely of Hitler Quotes

ICE

ICE Raids Dozens of Convenience Stores in Massive Move… But Look What the Media’s Hiding.

Europe

Europe's Mass Migration: The Leaders vs. the Public

Racist?


Hate Group

Relying on a Favorite Group of Two Assassins, ABC News’s Pete Madden Calls a Christian Organization a “Hate Group”

North Korea

West Can Neither Live with nor Take Out North Korean Nukes. By Victor Davis Hanson

Hypocracy

AP Exclusive: Senator profits from outsourcing he slams

Normalcy?

Tomorrow’s News Today by Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: Am I the only one who’s finds the daily whirlwind of controversy, accusations, counter-accusations, allegations, breathless reporting from anonymous sources, non-answers, implausible excuses, implausible spin, angry protests, and shameless behavior that makes up the Trump presidency increasingly . . . boring? Increasingly predictable? This morning, Mike Allen of Axios opens his newsletter by reemphasizing that everything we’ve seen from the president and his family in the past few weeks is “not normal.” No kidding. Normalcy departed around the time Scott Walker left the presidential race. Normalcy isn’t coming back until the Trump presidency ends, and only God knows whether that will occur seven years from now or sometime sooner. But we’ve lived with the abnormalcy for so long now, it may not seem all that new or surprising anymore. Heck, it’s almost predictable. At some point, either today or in the coming days, President Trump will tweet something that will shock and appall his critics, delight his fan base, and get re-tweeted tens of thousands of times. Trump will probably tweet out something is “sad!” or “Fake News” or “the lying media” or a particular media figure. Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and their roundtable will shake their heads in consternation and stern disapproval. Scarborough will ask what happened to his party — er, his former party. Donald Trump: From 'Apprentice' to President 00:06 01:06 Sarah Huckabee Sanders or Sean Spicer will stand behind the lectern at the White House and repeat, over and over again, that she or he has not discussed that topic with the president yet. He or she will insist that the president’s tweet speaks for itself. White House correspondents will complain that they’re getting nothing useful or newsworthy out of these briefings. Then they will flip out at the suggestion that the briefings be ended or no longer be on camera.

VA

Trump’s VA Secretary Is Off to a Fast Start. By Jim Geraghty
Excerpt: In Shulkin’s five months on the job, the VA has been a whirlwind of activity:

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

India

Attack by militants kills at least seven Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir. Tourist bus hit by bullets during firefight with police in deadliest attack against Hindu pilgrims in region since 2000
The word 'muslim' appears only once in this article...and not in reference to the attackers. --GS

Voters

Changing America: The county that gave Clinton only 5 voteshttp://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/changing-america-the-county-that-gave-clinton-only-5-votes/ar-BBEdTUU?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartandhp
Excerpt:  The widening divide has changed the way both Democrats and Republicans run their political campaigns. Presidential campaigns in recent years have become more negative, bent on either depressing a rival's vote or inspiring one's own base to show up.  Barack Obama's 2008 campaign team buried Republican nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) under more negative advertisements than any previous campaign in history - until his 2012 campaign eclipsed them in the race to define Mitt Romney and until 2016, when Clinton's team ran an almost entirely negative campaign against Trump.  Said another way: Mobilizing voters has become more politically profitable than persuading those in the middle to join a side.
(NOTE THAT THIS IS PART OF A SERIES OF DEMOGRAPHICS ARTICLES FROM THE HILL, a relatively liberal source.  This urban-rural divide was clearly beginning even when I was a child in the late 50s and early 60s.  Perhaps the easiest issue to see it clearly in is attitudes toward firearms.  The large cities have taken a dim view of the right to bear arms for almost as long as there have been cities.  In the more rural areas, firearms were considered both normal and necessary to sustaining life.  No one in a city condemns fishing poles, but until the last few decades, firearms were as important a means of providing food as a fishing pole, IF you lived in rural America [I personally have–or at least, had–relatives and friends that provided most of their own meat by hunting].  That’s simply the most obvious issue, there are thousands of others.  The reality is that neither city-dwellers nor country cousins can survive  without the other.  Without “goods and services,” life is immeasurably poorer and shorter, without food, the cities–and the people in them–starve.  Neither is viable alone at our current comfort levels.  I see no “quick fix” for this difference in attitudes; there may not be one, perhaps not even a slow fix.  But, unless we all learn to live together somehow, we will surely fail both as a society and as a country.  Ron P.  PS  You may have to copy and paste the link into a browser as it doesn't appear to be live.)

Germany

A Month of Islam and Multiculturalism in Germany: June 2017
Chancellor Merkel will never personally suffer from the hatred and violence of those she has let flood into Germany. There is a lesson for us, even for sympathizers of victims of Middle East Islamists. Why shouldn't a country carefully investigate applicants for immigration and asylum? Shouldn't those from an alien culture (I use that term advisedly) be especially evaluated? In the very few instances of successful PLURALISTIC societies, pluralism works when the newcomers intend to adopt the basic cultural pillars of their new society, not to impose the mores of the places they are fleeing.) A truly logical multiculturalism would welcome modern Aztecs who would kidnap non-Aztecs in order to rip their hearts out to propitiate their gods.) Pluralism requires that newcomers accept the principles of the society they wish to join. I for one, am appalled at the inanely foolish yard signs saying "X community welcomes everyone." Shouldn't we be welcoming those who accept the supremacy of the U.S. Constitution as the basis for their legal residency? Yours truly, Larry Greenberg

Libya

Libyan Army Spox Says Obama, Clinton 'Abandoned the Libyan People to the Terrorists'
The story of Libya is perhaps one of the worst messes we ever helped create, or at least the Obama-Hillary team did. Maybe these guys in the LNA will finally manage to reclaim the country and start rebuilding it. We can hope so, and if they are doing this good work, maybe we should get off the fence and really support them. --Del

Slave for Sale

Islamic State: “Deflowered slave for sale, age 13. Body: slim, tall. Price: $9,000.”

Churches Destroyed

Second church in 10 days torn down in Sudan
https://www.worldwatchmonitor.org/2017/05/second-church-10-days-torn-sudan/
Excerpt: The two SCOC churches were part of a list of 27 churches listed last year for destruction by the Sudanese government, which claims they were in violation of the designated purposes of the land they were built on. The churches had challenged the government’s order, but their appeal was rejected in April.

Police

Hundreds of NYPD cops turn backs to de Blasio in protest as he speaks at funeral for slain Officer Miosotis Familia

Russia

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as ‘Too Dumb for Government Work’
Excerpt: We don’t know that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential campaign. What we do know now is that if given the opportunity to collude with the Russian government — in the form of an offer of “some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary and her dealings with Russia” that is “obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” Donald Trump Jr. would say, “I love it especially later in the summer.” This is really bad. This may or may not be a crime; because there was, as far as we know, no actual “damaging information” offered at the meeting. But this is nuclear-level bad judgment. For starters, did Donald Trump Jr. really not recognize the danger here? Does he think the Russian government does much that Vladimir Putin and the FSB doesn’t know about? At any point, did it ever cross his mind that he might be stepping into a blackmail plot on the part of the FSB? And why didn’t it disturb, bother, worry, or unnerve him to hear that the Russian government was “supporting” his father?

UW

UW-Madison Honors Tariq Ali, Advocate of Socialist Dictators