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“Refugees” Ride for Free

15th July 2016

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Native Germans have to pay for their train tickets. “Refugees”, in contrast, get to ride for free, since they’re generally understood to be penniless.

Such is the logic of the German railway system.

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Tensions Flare at Obama Town Hall on Race

15th July 2016

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Apparently being the first black President isn’t enough.

Tensions flared during a town hall discussion on race with President Barack Obama, with the daughter of an African-American man who died after being held in an apparent chokehold by police yelling at the program’s organizers because she was not called on to ask a question.

Poor special snowflake.

Erica Garner said she was told by the event’s host, ABC News, that she would have the opportunity to ask Mr. Obama a question.

Hey, they lied. Welcome to the wonderful world of the mainstream media.

“I was railroaded!” Ms. Garner yelled as a small group of White House reporters were in the room where the town hall was being held. “I was railroaded by ABC on the two-year anniversary of my father’s death!”

I don’t think that word means what you think it means, poor special snowflake.

She continued: “That’s what I have to do? A black person has to yell to be heard?”

Well, they do that anyway.

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Man Who Tried to Rob Waffle House With an Ak-47 Is Shot by Customer

15th July 2016

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Antione Cooper, 26, is on life support after being shot by a Waffle House customer in DeSoto.

According to the DeSoto Police Department, Cooper robbed several customers at the Waffle House on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. in the morning.

According to the DeSoto Police Department, Antione Cooper, 26, entered the restaurant in the 1500 block of North Beckley Avenue at 2:30 a.m. Thursday. Patrons at the Waffle House told police Cooper robbed several customers before leaving the restaurant and entering the parking lot.

A handgun-licensed customer, whose wife was on her way to meet him at the restaurant, followed Cooper to the parking lot, fearing for his wife’s safety, according to DeSoto police.

Police said the customer called to Cooper once they were outside. Cooper pointed the AK-47 in the customer’s direction, prompting the customer to shoot Cooper several times, according to police in the southern Dallas suburb.

Note that the race of the customer is not mentioned. This suggests that he is black, since if he were white they would have included it.

Cooper was then transported to a local hospital where he remained Wednesday on life support, police said.

The customer was not arrested. The investigation is ongoing.

DeSoto police were able to identify Cooper after circulating pictures of his tattoos. Cooper does not have an arrest photo yet as he is recovering in the hospital.

Tattoos are very handy for identifying criminals.

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French President Hollande Has a $11,000-a-Month Barber

15th July 2016

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Sometimes it is good to be the Socialist President.

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At Least 84 Dead, Several Seriously Hurt in Bastille Day Terror Attack in France

15th July 2016

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At least 84 people were killed and several others were seriously injured Thursday when a suspected terrorist drove a large truck into a crowd that had gathered for a Bastille Day fireworks display in the southern French city of Nice.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but two sources, including a U.S. counterterrorism source who collects and monitors jihadist social media, told Fox News that accounts linked to ISIS were “celebratory” and their followers were told to use the hashtag “Nice.”

Sky News and the Nice-Matin newspaper reported the driver was a 31-year-old Nice resident of Tunisian origin. The man was known by police for violence and his cellphone and bank card was found in the truck.

Sounds as if the French could use Donald Trump. Maybe we could arrange a trade.

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‘Tens of Deaths’ in ‘Attack’ at Huge Bastille Day Event in France

14th July 2016

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More than a dozen people were killed and others wounded Thursday night in Nice, France, when a large white truck crashed into a crowd that had gathered to celebrate Bastille Day.

The truck drove at a high rate of speed around 10:30 p.m. local time onto the Promenade des Anglais, where the celebration was being held. Hundreds of residents and tourists were seen running from the scene of the incident.

French media confirmed tweeted reports of gunshots around the time of the crash and that the driver was shot dead by police. French authorities said occupants inside the truck opened fire on people after the crash.

 

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Pokemon Go: Two Men Fall More Than 50Ft Off Cliff While Playing Mobile Game

14th July 2016

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We are creating technology that weeds the defective out of the gene pool.

Truly, it is a great time to be alive.

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“The Talk”

14th July 2016

Paul Mirengoff at Powerline lays it out.

African-American leaders and pundits are tripping over themselves talking about “the talk.” For example, in his Dallas speech, President Obama referred to black parents giving their children “’the talk’ about how to respond if stopped by a police officer — ‘yes, sir,’ ‘no, sir.’”

Is there evidence that black parents give their children such a talk more often than white parents? I haven’t seen any.

Nor have I seen evidence that “the talk,” if widely given in the African-American community, is having the desired effect. Michael Brown wasn’t saying “yes sir, no sir” when he twice attacked Officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, first in Wilson’s police car and later on the street. Freddy Gray wasn’t saying “yes sir, no sir” when he made a scene and then threw himself about in the police van in West Baltimore.

How about the black teenagers in McKinney, Texas who crashed a pool party and then refused to disperse when the police arrived and told them to? One of the kids repeatedly disobeyed reasonable police orders. Yes, one officer badly overreacted to this incident. However, my point for purposes of this post is that the behavior of the teenagers suggests that either they didn’t get “the talk” or didn’t take it seriously.

Perhaps there ought to be a mandatory viewing of Chris Rock’s video How Not To Get Your Ass Kicked By The Police, which is on YouTube.

Mac Donald describes how, in Cincinnati, a small riot broke out in late July 2015 when the police arrived at a drive-by shooting scene where a four-year-old girl had been shot in the head and critically injured. African-American bystanders loudly cursed at officers who had started arresting suspects at the scene on outstanding warrants.

The next month in Ferguson, 18-year-old Tyrone Harris opened fire at police officers, according to law-enforcement officials, and was shot and wounded by police in response. A mostly black crowd pelted the cops with frozen water bottles and rocks, wounding three officers, while destroying three police cars and damaging businesses, Ferguson police said. Some protesters reportedly chanted, “We’re ready for what? We’re ready for war.”

The same month, in Birmingham, Alabama, an officer was beaten unconscious with his own gun by a suspect in a car stop. There was gloating on social media. “Pistol whipped his ass to sleep,” read one Twitter post. The officer later said that he had refrained from using force to defend himself for fear of a media backlash for alleged racism.

All of this is a long way from “yes sir, no sir.”

Sounds to me as if the fault is not with the police.

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Separated at Birth?

14th July 2016

Mike Pence:

Grant, Soviet agent in From Russia With Love:

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Transgender ‘Woman’ Charged With Filming Teen Girl in Target Dressing Room

14th July 2016

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Sean Smith, a man who lives life dressed as a woman and goes by the name Shauna Smith, was formally charged with the crime of video voyeurism in an Idaho Falls court room Wednesday.

Let’s see, whose turn is it to say I Told You So….

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Success against ISIS Abroad May Spark More Terror Attacks at Home, Officials Warn

14th July 2016

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Battlefield success against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in the Middle East might not halt its support of terrorism across the globe, top national security officials told members of Congress on Thursday.

In fact, military victories against ISIS may spur additional violence elsewhere, they said.

“The intelligence community assesses that as the caliphate is crushed, the so-called Islamic State will become more desperate to demonstrate its continued vitality, and that will likely take the form of more asymmetric attacks, more efforts at terrorism,” FBI Director James Comey testified, using an alternate name for ISIS and its territory. “It is necessary to crush the caliphate but we can’t take our eye off of what the next move will be by these killers.”

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U.S. Military Told to Avoid 37 American Cities for Fear Anti-Police Protests May Turn Violent

14th July 2016

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Here’s the list (all run by Democrats):

Ann Arbor: 7:00PM (THE DIAG, Burns Park, Ann Arbor, MI 48109)
Atlanta: 7:00PM (OLD DECATUR COURTHOUSE, 101 E Court Sq, Decatur, GA 30030)
Austin: 6:00PM (TEXAS STATE CAPITOL, Outside South Gate-11th and Congress Ave.)
Baltimore: 7:00PM (201 E Pratt St, Baltimore, MD 21202)
Boston: 7:00PM (MASSACHUSETTS STATE HOUSE, 24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 01233)
Carson City: 4:00PM (NEVADA STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, 101 N Carson St, Carson City, Nevada 89701)
Chicago: 6:00PM (RICHARD J DALEY CENTER, 50 W Washington St, Chicago, Illinois 60602)
Cleveland: 7:00PM (CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY, 325 Superior Ave E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114)
Columbus: 7:00PM (GOODALE PARK, Columbus, Ohio 43215)
Denver: 5:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PARK, 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver, Colorado 80204)
Des Moines: 6:00PM (IOWA STATE CAPITOL, 1007 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50319)
Detroit: 7:00PM (Campus Martius Park, Detroit, Michigan 48226)
Durham: 7:00PM (200 E. Main St. Durham, North Carolina)
Lansing: 7:00PM (STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Capitol Avenue at Michigan Avenue, Lansing, MI 48933)
Little Rock: 6:00PM (OUTSIDE STATE CAPITOL BUILDING, Dr Martin Luther King Jr Dr., Little Rock, AR 72201)
Los Angeles: 4:00PM (LEIMERT PLAZA PARK, 4395 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008)
Manhattan, NY: 7:00PM (TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan, NY, 10036)
Memphis: 6:00PM (Health Sciences Park Memphis, TN)
Miami: 7:00PM (GWEN CHERRY PARK, NW 71 St., Miami, Florida, 33147)
Milwaukee: 5:00PM (DINEEN PARK, Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Minneapolis: 6:00PM (MINNEAPOLIS URBAN LEAGUE, 2100 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411
Nashville: 6:00PM (801 Broadway Nashville, TN 37203 Estes Kefauver Federal Building)
New Orleans: 6:00PM (LAFAYETTE SQUARE, New Orleans, LA 70130)
Newark: 7:00PM (NEWARK CITY HALL, 920 Broad Street, Newark, New Jersey 07102)
Oakland: 4:00PM (FRANK OGAWA PLAZA, 1 Frank H Ogawa Plaza, Oakland, CA 94612)
Orlando: 7:00PM (LAKE EOLA PARK, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801)
Philadelphia: 7:00PM (LOVE PARK, 1599 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102)
Phoenix: 5:00PM (EASTLAKE PARK, 1549 E Jefferson St , Phoenix, AZ 85034)
Pittsburgh: 7:00PM (PITTSBURGH CITY-COUNTY BUILDING, 414 Grant St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15219)
Portland: 4:00PM (PIONEER COURTHOUSE SQUARE, 701 SW 6th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97204)
Salt Lake City: 5:00PM (SALT LAKE CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 4600 S Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, Utah 84123)
San Francisco: 4:00PM (CIVIC CENTER PLAZA, 355 Mcallister St, San Francisco, California 94102)
Seattle: 4:00PM (QUEEN ANNE BAPTIST CHURCH, 2011 1st Ave N, Seattle, Washington 98109)
St. Louis: 6:00PM (GATEWAY ARCH, St. Louis 63102)
Tampa: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE HILLSBOROUGH COURTHOUSE, 800 E Twiggs St, Tampa, FL)
Tuscon: 5:00PM (CATALINA PARK, 900 N 4th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85705)
Washington DC: 7:00PM (OUTSIDE WHITE HOUSE, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20500)

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France Is ‘On the Verge of a Civil War’ Which Could Be Sparked by a Mass Sexual Assault on Women by Migrants, Intelligence Chief Warns

14th July 2016

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Patrick Calvar, head of the General Directorate for Internal Security (DGSI) – France’s equivalent of MI5 – made his claim in the wake of last year’s terrorist attacks on Paris.

‘I think we will win against terrorism,’ Mr Calvar said, but predicted the ‘confrontation between the extreme Right and the Muslim world’, adding: ‘We’re on the verge of a civil war. I think this confrontation is going to happen. One or two more attacks and it will take place. It is up to us to anticipate and stop all those groups who would trigger clashes.’

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Thought for the Day

14th July 2016

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AFLC Sues Loretta Lynch Over Facebook Censorship

14th July 2016

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Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center are suing the federal government, specifically the Department of Justice and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, on behalf of Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller. The issue is the discriminatory behavior of Facebook, YouTube, and other major social media, which favor Islam and discriminate against other religions by suppressing material critical of Islam. Such discrimination violates state law, which should override the federal protection against lawsuits granted to Facebook, etc.

Well, probably not. But it’s worth finding out.

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Here’s How Iranian Airlines Are Violating Sanctions

14th July 2016

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My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

Nearly two hundred flights have taken off from airfields in the Islamic Republic of Iran to land in Syria since the Iran nuclear deal was announced one year ago, according to publicly available flight-tracking data. These commercial aircraft have almost certainly been ferrying troops and arms that, in conjunction with Russian air strikes and the deployment of thousands of Iranian forces, have staved off defeat for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The planes belong to Iran Air, the country’s flag carrier, and Mahan Air, a private airline associated with Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force.

In the context of these documented military operations with commercial aircraft, Boeing and Airbus recently announced multibillion-dollar plans to sell around two hundred planes to Iran. Here’s the problem: the Islamic Republic has used its commercial fleet to ferry weapons, supplies, and paramilitary operatives to its proxies and allies in the region since the creation of Lebanese Hezbollah by the IRGC in the early 1980s. The United States has repeatedly sanctioned Iran Air and Mahan Air for transporting military equipment to the Assad regime since then. A Western intelligence report leaked in 2012 fingered both Mahan and Iran Air for transporting everything from “communications equipment to light arms and advanced strategic weapons” to Syrian forces. And none of these activities appear to have stopped.

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Return of the Dog Whistle

14th July 2016

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For a while I thought we were re-living the 1970s, with Carter era stagnation and weakness. Now we seem to be moving back in time to the 1960s. That was when the Democrats first tried to claim that “law and order” is code for racism. The Democrats lost that one. It turned out that Americans really do care about upholding the law, and really are opposed to crime.

So now the Democrats want to re-enact their losing strategy, believing, apparently, that this time it will win for them. If I were a Democrat, I would attempt an intervention. But I am not a Democrat, so I am happy–well, not happy, since the whole thing is inexpressibly sad–but willing to let them go down the same sterile path to defeat.

As a wise man once said, ‘If you can hear the dog whistle, you’re the dog.’

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Dem Super PAC Spends Millions on Firms, Salaries — Nothing on Candidates

14th July 2016

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A Democratic super PAC founded by a former U.S. senator has pulled in millions of dollars in recent years but has not made any contributions to Democratic candidates or committees since 2008, a review of campaign finance records shows.

Instead, 21st Century Democrats Super PAC has poured millions into fundraising firms and salaries. The Super PAC also pays rent to a firm whose owner pleaded guilty to his involvement in the racketeering scheme run by recently convicted Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.).

21st Century Democrats, which was created in 1988 by former Sen. Tom Harkin, commentator Jim Hightower, and former Rep. Lane Evans (D., Ill.), has a stated mission of “training progressives and building a network of populist Democrats who stand up for America’s working families. The super PAC pledges to “support progressive Democratic leaders who will shape the direction of the Democratic Party and enact public policy that transforms this country to a just, fair and equal society for all.”

Despite the group’s stated mission, the only support they appear to have given to Democrats in recent years comes in the form of endorsements posted on their website.

The perfect Democrat slush fund. Lots of talk, lost of ‘jobs for the boys’, and no action.

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Woman Posts Instagram Photo at Grand Canyon Moments Before Falling to Her Death

13th July 2016

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Think of it as evolution in action.

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Illinois Obamacare Co-op Becomes 16th to Collapse

13th July 2016

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And the hits just keep on comin’….

Obamacare: The gift that keeps on shivving.

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Trump’s Glide Path

13th July 2016

Scott Adams continues his masterly analysis.

I’ve been saying since last year that Trump’s path to victory is simple. All he needs to do is STOP saying controversial things for the last several months before election day to prove he can control himself. Plus, voters have short memories. So whatever Trump does in the coming months will be more important than whatever happened last year. And lately he’s been more presidential, at least by Trump standards.

But here’s the fascinating part, at least to me. Trump’s consistency in being outrageous has created a situation in which we’re all expecting more of it. Now Trump is in a position to get man-bites-dog publicity (the best kind) simply by being non-controversial. And the longer he maintains this new approach, the more newsworthy it becomes.

Step back and watch Hillary dig her own grave.

The new Quinnipiac poll shows Trump now leading in 4-out-of-5 battleground states. Most of the polling was done before the FBI announced its email server decision. Do you know what else was happening during that time to influence polls?

Answer: Nothing

In other words, Trump didn’t do anything outrageous for a few weeks. That’s all he needs to do from here on out – more nothing – to win in a landslide. The “Crooked Hillary” harpoon he landed a few months ago is bleeding her out. Trump’s glide path to victory involves picking his cabinet and acting serious for a few months. That’s all it will take. (Expect a few mini-outrages just for fun.)

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House Conservatives ‘Committed’ to Impeaching IRS Chief

13th July 2016

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Good. Let’s see whether they can get past RINO Ryan.

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Disgruntled Bernie Sanders Supporters Planning “Fart-In” at Democratic National Convention

13th July 2016

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Sounds make to order for a disgruntled old fart candidate.

The Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign has reportedly been collecting a wide variety of donated canned and dried beans in its Philadelphia office, with the intention of feeding the flatulence-inducing vegetables to willing Bernie Sanders supporters before they enter the convention hall. Organizers of the “fart-in” won’t provide the names of those delegates who have pledged to participate, but they have indicated that at least “a bunch” are inclined to make their gaseous protest heard.

Now that’s entertainment … if you’re a college sophomore, as I suspect a lot of such people are.

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Making College ‘Free’ Will Only Make It Worse

13th July 2016

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Sounds like a typical government program to me.

Uncle Sam has tried everything — grants and loans, subsidized work-study jobs, tax credits and deductions. Result? The price of tuition, room, and board at an in-state, public college has soared from $1,405 in 1971 to $19,548 today — an increase of 1,300 percent. Unlike food, clothing, and energy, the cost of college has raced far ahead of inflation. As economic studies, including recent work at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, have repeatedly shown, the government aid meant to quell the flames has succeeded only in fanning them. If the Clinton/Sanders pledge becomes law, it is virtually certain that college will become even more costly. Perhaps that explains why 20 out of 22 economists surveyed by NPR judged Sanders’ proposal a bad idea.

We’re from the government, and we’re here to help … oops….

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Race, Lies, and Videotape

13th July 2016

Peter Kirsanow peeks behind the curtain.

Does anyone for a moment believe that the current rash of  shootings of law enforcement personnel would be occurring if large segments of the black population didn’t incorrectly believe that cops are shooting blacks at a disproportionate rate? There is (and has been for some time) substantial evidence that blacks are not shot at disproportionate rates, at least not disproportionate to the rates blacks are involved in crime or conduct that otherwise triggers interaction with police. In Ferguson, Missouri, for example, blacks are nearly 17 times more likely to commit murder than whites. In New York City blacks are 34 times more likely than whites to engage in shootings.

The president knows this. So does his attorney general and the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. The members of the media should know it, otherwise they should be in a different profession. Yet each continues to traffic in falsehoods — falsehoods that are the political equivalent of shouting “Fire!” in a crowded theater; falsehoods that provide convenient rationales for bad actors.

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Trump Takes Lead Over Clinton in Crucial Swing States — Quinnipiac Poll

13th July 2016

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He has wiped out Hillary Clinton’s lead in Florida; is on the upside of too-close to call races in Florida and Pennsylvania and is locked in a dead heat in Ohio,” said Peter A. Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll.

Not bad for somebody who hasn’t been spending any money on ads, in the face of Hillary spending millions.

With Green Party candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian Gary Johnson included in the new poll, Mr. Trump’s lead improves to 5 points in Florida and 6 points in Pennsylvania, and he jumps ahead by 1 point in Ohio.

Which models the actual election.

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The Obama Factor

13th July 2016

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The White House has posted the full text of President Obama’s speech at the memorial service for the murdered Dallas police officers here. I hadn’t found it when I commented on the speech yesterday afternoon based on the video. I want to add this brief additional note.

It’s much easier to read the speech than to watch it. Obama is so full of himself — so aware of himself performing — that the video is almost unwatchable. He cannot fake sincerity. He is a transparent phony.

Regardless of the circumstances, Obama insists on advancing his political cause. He declines to confine himself to serving ceremonial purposes. If he has a sense of propriety, he happily violates it to serve higher purposes. He takes the same attitude toward the rule of law.

For someone who was advertised as being the only one who could bring us together, he keeps trying to drive us apart.

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Source: FBI Agents Believe an ‘Inside Deal’ Protected Hillary Clinton

13th July 2016

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According to the New York Post, FBI agents investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of an unsecured, private email server during her tenure as Secretary of State were required to sign unprecedented non-disclosure agreements prohibiting them from disclosing anything about their investigation of Hillary.

A former FBI chief told the New York Post that such a requirement is “very, very unusual.”

While FBI agents are typically required to sign vanilla non-disclosure agreements as part of their security clearances, law enforcement sources say they’ve never heard of a “Case Briefing Acknowledgment,” the agreement agents investigating Clinton were reportedly required to sign.

“FBI agents believe there was an inside deal put in place after the Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton tarmac meeting,” a source told the Post.

My, what a surprise! Aren’t you surprised? I’m sure surprised.

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On Views of Race and Inequality, Blacks and Whites Are Worlds Apart

13th July 2016

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Almost eight years after Barack Obama’s election as the nation’s first black president –an event that engendered a sense of optimism among many Americans about the future of race relations1 – a series of flashpoints around the U.S. has exposed deep racial divides and reignited a national conversation about race. A new Pew Research Center survey finds profound differences between black and white adults in their views on racial discrimination, barriers to black progress and the prospects for change. Blacks, far more than whites, say black people are treated unfairly across different realms of life, from dealing with the police to applying for a loan or mortgage. And, for many blacks, racial equality remains an elusive goal.

I guess electing a black President didn’t have the desired effect. Two terms of Barack Obama and things have only gotten worse.

The reason why ‘racial equality remains an elusive goal’ for black is because of all of the sob-sisters and grievance-mongers in their own community, if I can use the word loosely. When everybody you listen to keeps drumming in the ‘You’re a victim! They’re oppressors!’ 24/7, pretty soon you start to believe it.

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Even at a Funeral, Dividing the Nation Is Apparently Good Politics

13th July 2016

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On Tuesday, during the memorial service for the five murdered Dallas police officers, President Obama began the speech eloquently. But it sadly once again became a political dividing tool when he made the absolutely outrageous statement that teenagers can get a hold of a Glock more readily than a book or a computer.

Harmony, brief as it was, immediately became a social media free-for-all. He just could not help make it about his political beliefs with a whopper of a lie. Has he never heard of a library? Did he think politics really belonged at a memorial service? With an entire nation grieving and watching an entire city and police force grieving in front of him, for some odd reason, he felt the need to go there.

Yeah, well, that’s all he knows how to do.

Civil Rights icon Bob Woodson has little respect for the Black Lives Matter provocateurs. He finds them morally bankrupt, whose only determination seems to be fifteen minutes of shame rather than concrete resolutions to problems.

“I would never equate one moment of the Civil Rights movement to anything that BLM has orchestrated,” he said.

“They are no different than the Black Panthers,” he said of the often violent Black Nationalist party that thrived in the 60’s until the early 80’s.

Well, yeah.

Woodson said, “I think people in power in both the left and right are profiting from this divide; because the left can use it politically and so can the right. The left can use it to turn out the base and the right can use it to turn out voters who would not normally vote for them but do out of fear,” he said.

“Some of us who have standing as civil rights people need to have a voice,” said Woodson; “The media always gives a camera and a microphone to the disruptors but not the people who are trying to find solutions.”

“We need to get these hustling black preachers out of the way, and give voice to people like the Dallas police chief. That is someone who is showing leadership,” he said.

Hear, hear.

Woodson doesn’t just blame BLM for inflaming racial tensions. “Look at what Fox News is doing,” he said. “It is what pisses me off with conservative broadcasters; they will have on Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and then Bill O’Reilly and Laura Ingraham become the foil,” he said.

“In short, the face of opposition to BLM is O’Reilly and Ingraham,” Woodson said.

“Fox should not be using Sharpton or Jackson or these other race hucksters,” he said. “All they are doing is continuing the divide and I am forced to conclude that some people on the right have begun forming their own grievance industry in reaction to BLM,” Woodson said.

Well said.

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The Rise of Sentiment and the Fall of Civilization

13th July 2016

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Already in the 1950s, Jacques Barzun pointed out in his House of Intellect, people were beginning to say “I feel that…” instead of “I think that…” in common discourse. This terminological ferment marked a change in how people were engaging the world as the Modern Ages passed away. Reason, which had been enjoying a free pass and a table close to the orchestra ever since the Middle Ages (when it was virtually the only kind of thing taught in the universities), and which even later modestly named a time period after itself, butted heads with sentiment… and lost. This “triumph of the will” gave us Romanticism, Nietzsche’s philosophy, impressionist paintings, and self-esteem classes like “Me Studies.” The heart wants what it wants.

The Sixties then were less a youth revolution than the aftermath of an adult abdication. Commenting on Barzun, R.R. Reno wrote that “the adult world of achieved self-discipline” gave way to “an adolescent world of spontaneity and desire” as the epigones of the old Bourgeois threw in with the Bohemian project, a “royal road to self-discovery through the alchemy of self-expression.” Barzun predicted that the then-emerging Bohemian Era would be anti-intellectual: characterized by an “externalized and collective sense of purpose” (Everything is political! Everything is a Movement!) and an “undifferentiated, amorphous inner life” (The triumph of the will! If it feels good, do it!). After all, the Bourgeois Era was repressive, patriarchal, and logocentric, wunnit?

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Prairie State Plunder

13th July 2016

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Illinois has one of the more aggressive asset forfeiture programs in the country. Ben Ruddell, criminal justice policy attorney for the ACLU of Illinois, pointed out in April that the “state’s laws in this area currently are grossly unfair. As preposterous as it seems, you can lose your property—including your car, cash, or even your home—without ever being arrested or charged with a crime.”

The ACLU records cover only two years, but they provide a wide-angle snapshot of what kind of property Illinois police seized, how much it was worth, and where the proceeds flowed. They are also rare among records on asset forfeiture because they show the disposition of seized property.

Of the $72 million seized in those two years, the state only officially arranged for the full forfeiture of $16 million. About $5 million was not ultimately kept.

When government employees are allowed to steal people’s stuff, they will do so.

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Already 240 Published Papers In 2016 Alone Show the “97% Climate Consensus” Is A Fantasy

13th July 2016

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Kenneth Richard has compiled a list of 770 papers published since January 1,  2014 that contradict the IPCC consensus statement, see here.

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth will make you vilified.

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Brexit Could Push Up the Price of Coffee by 5%, London Roasters Say

13th July 2016

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OMG! THE WORLD IS ABOUT TO END!

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The President’s Prejudices

13th July 2016

Steve Sailer explains the world.

Last week, on his way to Warsaw on Air Force One, President Barack Obama was looking at social media. According to The New York Times, he alerted his press secretary that:

He had decided to make a statement himself as soon as they landed, and had told his aides to collect statistics demonstrating racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Now, you might think that’s putting the cart before the horse. Perhaps the administration should objectively evaluate the evidence first, rather than order its media flacks to dredge up some data justifying the president’s prejudices?

But that would be wrong. Everybody knows that culture or evolution can’t have anything to do with hereditary racial differences in performance. If you even consider those possibilities, you must be one of the bad white people you’ve been warned about.

Instead, we know that science has proved that statistical differences among the races are all due to a vast conspiracy to plunder blacks. Nothing makes 21st-century people who think they are white richer than having a lot of black bodies around. Just ask MacArthur genius Ta-Nehisi Coates. He’ll tell you.

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Thought for the Day

13th July 2016

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Man Threatened to Kill Indy Officers’ Families, Police Say

13th July 2016

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Six years ago, March E. Ratney was arrested after neighborhood residents told police he was riding a bike and firing a gun. When officers responded to the 911 calls, court documents say, Ratney called them pigs. He called one officer a “cracker.” The documents say he threatened to go to the officers’ homes and kill their families.

Ratney, 27, is now accused of trying to carry out a similar threat.

Ratney’s words from 2010 echo eerily now after police say he went to the home of an Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer early Tuesday and fired more than a dozen shots at the officer’s home and police car.

The neck tattoo suggests what a fine, upstanding citizen he is.

Riggs said Ratney wore a T-shirt that, on the front, had the words, “F— the police.” On the back, he said, the shirt read, “Black Lives Matter,” a social justice movement that protests police shooting deaths of black men. The movement was born out of the acquittal of George Zimmerman, who was accused in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed teen.

Somebody is trying to start a race war in America, and it ain’t white people.

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Russia’s Next Military Game Changer: Microwave Weapons?

13th July 2016

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Hopefully the American military is working on this as well.

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Obama Mentions Himself 45 Times During Memorial Speech For Dallas Officers

13th July 2016

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Hey, it’s all about him.

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Gunman Opens Fire on Crowd at Candlelight Vigil in West Baltimore

13th July 2016

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“We only wanted to celebrate my son, and they’re shooting at us,” said Scofield, whose family escaped without injury. “What else is it you want? What else do you want? You got my son … and you’re still shooting at us because we have a candlelight vigil? When will it end?”

Who’s shooting at you? Let me give you a hint: It wasn’t a white police officer.

A total of 344 people were killed in Baltimore last year, 301 of them by gunfire. This year has seen more than 130 shooting deaths to the city — enough to make a florist pack up, Bailey said.

Elect Democrats to run your city and you too can have this murder rate. Ask Rahm Emmanuel.

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Dallas Police Chief David Brown Says He and His Family Received Death Threats

13th July 2016

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Of course. He’s not being black enough and not supporting the Narrative.

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Former Miss Alabama Calls Dallas Cop Shooter a ‘Martyr’

13th July 2016

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The first African-American Miss Alabama called the man who shot and killed 5 Dallas police officers during a Black Lives Matter protest on Thursday a “martyr.”

Kalyn Chapman James, who was crowned in 1993, said in a tearful video on Facebook Sunday that while she doesn’t want to “feel this way,” she finds it difficult to be sad for the departed police officers and “can’t help but feeling like the shooter was a martyr.”

The comments on James’ video were overwhelmingly positive. Many thanked the former beauty pageant winner for voicing her opinion.

Of course they were.

Maybe it’s time to move to New Zealand.

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Dallas Police Sniper Was Shunned by New Black Panthers, Says Group’s Leader

13th July 2016

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And if you believe that one they’ll tell you another one.

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Fraud? What Fraud? Watchdogs Find UN in ‘a State of Near Denial’ About Internal Corruption

13th July 2016

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The United Nations, which spends tens of billions of its member states’ dollars annually, apparently has a simple approach to dealing with fraud in its sprawling operations – ignore it.

That is the main thrust of a 133-page examination of “fraud detection, prevention and response” across 28 organizations in the U.N.’s network, carried out by members of the world organization’s Joint Inspection Unit (JIU), a special group of experts mandated to carry out examinations across the entire array of U.N. funds, organizations and programs.

So far as I can tell, the only thing that the U.N. actually does is provide well-paying jobs for what sub-Saharan Africans call the ‘waBenzi’.

After a nine-month examination last year of the U.N. organization’s anti-fraud policies, what JIU examiners found was something akin to anarchy: a “state of near denial” among some U.N. organizations about the theft of their goods, money and services; and inertia, incoherence and  a “perceived sense of impunity for fraud perpetrators” in many others.

This represents what many third-world kleptocrats consider the proper function of govnerment, i.e. to provide jobs and graft opportunities to the ruling elite. Why this should come as a surprise, comes as a surprise.

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Four Cops Reportedly Walk Out of WNBA Game After Players Wear ‘Black Lives Matter’ Shirts

13th July 2016

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The president of a Minneapolis police union Tuesday commended a quartet of officers who reportedly walked off their jobs providing security at a WNBA game on Saturday night after some players wore “Black Lives Matter” shirts calling for change after recent police shootings.

Can’t say that I blame them.

Some people are looking to start a race war in the U.S. and they ain’t white people.

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Chris Rock on How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by the Police

12th July 2016

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Good advice no matter what color you might be.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Unhinged Assault on Trump

12th July 2016

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No wonder they call her Notorious RBG. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has just declared war against Donald Trump, announcing that if he is elected president, she’d consider moving to New Zealand.

It would be a good place for her. I haven’t done a double-blind study, but it’s hard to recall — or find on the web — an instance of another Supreme Court justice diving into politics quite the way Ginsburg has just done.

Ginsburg’s comment came in an interview with the New York Times’ Supreme Court scribe, Adam Liptak. He was so astounded that he warned his readers before he reported her comments that normally justices “diligently avoid political topics.”

‘Progressive’ judges, of course, feel no urge to counterfeit an appearance of impartiality.

On the other hand, we ought to encourage her to move to New Zealand in any event — it would free up a Supreme Court slot for an actual impartial judge.

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Bernie Sanders Endorses Hillary Clinton

12th July 2016

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Bernie Sanders droning on about the terrible income inequality in America while endorsing a woman who made $20 million during the last two years making speeches to the very Wall Street bankers that he is castigating.

Truly, Democrats do not live in the same world as the rest of us.

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Brexit Shows Ugly Side of British Universities

12th July 2016

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Censorious antics of ‘snowflake’ students have regularly made front-page news here in the UK. No longer. The momentous political fall-out from the June 23rd referendum, when a majority of citizens voted in favor of Britain leaving the European Union, has swept all other concerns aside. Whatever occurs in the coming months, whether ‘Brexit’ actually happens, or, as looks increasingly likely, the democratic will of the people is kicked into the long grass, the response to the referendum from within universities has had a devastating impact on academic freedom.

It would be difficult to imagine universities, in the run up to a general election, publicly articulating a preference for one party over another, or urging staff and students to vote a certain way. But this is what happened in the run up to the referendum. Universities UK (UUK), an umbrella group representing the collective interests of the British higher education sector, launched its Universities for Europe campaign in July 2015. Its aim was to demonstrate how ‘the EU strengthens our already world-class higher-education system’ and to ‘promote powerful evidence and highlight compelling stories about the benefits of European Union membership’.

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Chicago, San Francisco, and Other Progressive Utopias

12th July 2016

Steven Hayward of Powerline blog shares his experience.

I spent the day in Chicago yesterday, where I lucked into my first ever up close up encounter with a Black Lives Matter march. (Photos nearby.) The throng blocked the intersection at Wacker Avenue and the Chicago River downtown right at the beginning of the evening rush hour. The police did nothing to disperse the crowd; to the contrary, they police enabled the march to proceed. One fellow got up in my face and said that my “silence is violence.” I suggested to him that he didn’t really want to see me when I’m noisy. I’ve got some video, too, but I have to board an airplane in a few minutes and it takes a while to post.

Chicago is, of course, run by Democrats, and has been time out of mind. If it’s a hotbed of racism, who’s to blame?

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