To those fools, agitators, Marxists, miscreants, and historically challenged who wish to remove Confederate monuments just one question…..

Where does this Cultural Cleansing end? The answer is it doesn’t! The fact is that if these monuments go, not one piece of our history is safe. Not  a single shred is safe, not one! No battlefield is safe, not any name of any street highway, park, school, building, flag, no re-enactment of any battle.

The Founders? Not only are they not safe, they are next. Old Glory? Next! The national anthem? Next! How about singing God Bless America, or America the Beautiful? You think they are safe? Are you demented, or just stupid? Do you not yet grasp how evil the Cultural Stalinists are?

How about books deemed to be too sympathetic to the Confederate cause? Or even books that dare to explore the numerous causes of the War Between the States? How soon until we hold mass book burnings? How soon until all military graves are targeted? The Lincoln Memorial? Given his statements about slavery, and Black people? It must go, as will Washington’s and Jefferson’s.

How about Confederate artifacts in museums? Are they safe? Of course not! How about graves of Confederate soldiers? They surely must be bulldozed if we are to “cleanse” ourselves! How long until that diabolical “cleansing” comes for Arlington? Do you really think any United States soldiers grave or memorial is safe from this evil scourge? Understand that the Left is not looking to be sensitive, or even to remove statues that might offend. The aim of their insidious campaign of erasure has a much larger aim. America itself. Our history, our culture, our border, eventually even our Constitution must be erased because Social Justice!

You see, the fight to preserve history goes far beyond honest debate about the causes of the War. It is about more than talking honestly about Lee, Jackson, Stuart, Davis, or Confederate soldiers.  It is about more than allowing Southerners to honor their ancestors or about correcting those who ignorantly reduce the War Between the States to a “good vs evil” war.

It is a campaign that would be embraced, I would think, by the noble soldiers who wore both Blue and Grey. 

A Parade of Cowards and Fools

I knew that no matter what the media would try to place all blame on the president. It is now a given that the mainstream media have actually morphed into activists, Left-Wing Activists to be precise. They have forsaken even the smallest pretense of being journalists. Objectivity? They don’t need no stinkin’ objectivity! Heck, the media activists at CNN and MSNBS were already going into full-blown Pravda mode Saturday afternoon. Bashing the president for not condemning the violence, even as he was actually condemning the violence.

I knew the blithering morons in Hollywood would go into emotional overload, it is what they do. Here is Mark Ruffalo proving he has mastered the art of babbling. He blames the president for everything, because NAZIS!

OK then

I really did not expect the media, however, and so many politicians, and “Conservative commentators” crying, babbling, and bending over backwards to prove how “woke” they are to go to the extraordinary lengths to which they are going to prove the president Trump is a RAAAAACISTLY RAACIST Nazi or something.

Here are two idiots over reacting and showing how ignorant they are. 

Someone pass me a Kleenex, or maybe a vomit bag because the fact is this. Racism is a tiny factor in America. The Left, of course exacerbates everything “racist” and gins up fake racism to further their agenda of division and discontent. These two emotionally stunted people sound like whiny children frankly. The president was not ambiguous, he was very clear, at least to anyone with ears, in condemning hate groups. The only people saying otherwise either have agendas, or are driven by their own bigotry. But, back to the media activism

I really did not expect CNN to run banners proclaiming that President Trump had “refused to condemn White Nationalists”. A claim with no credibility whatsoever. The President has repeatedly condemned all hate groups, bigotry, hatred since Saturday afternoon. No he did not name specific groups, maybe because he figured people are smart enough to understand what the word all means. In reaction, he did name specific ideologies. That, of course was not soon enough for the activists in the media. 

The fact is this. The despicable swine white nationalists are to blame for the violence, yes. they came with their clubs, sticks, shields, helmets, etc.  President Trump pointed this out during his press conference. He also pointed out that the Antifa trash also brought shields, helmets, clubs, etc. They were equally responsible for the violence which occurred between these two factions of human filth. That statement is not ambiguous or misleading. It is simply truth. The truth, of course, is not allowed by the Left. And, sadly, the media has devolved from having a liberal bias to being another arm of leftism.

Even ESPN has delved into the activism of the Left, and continue to, despite their drop in viewership. Dear ESPN, people watch you to hear about sports, not politics, especially politics from a decidedly left-wing slant. Frankly, ESPN does sports like no one else. Sadly, social activism is now their agenda.

The activism, and political cowrdaice does not end with the media though. Business leaders have bailed on President Trump’s panels to promote business growth over his “sins”. The head of Apple got on the diving board of idiocy and proceeded to do a belly flop

Apple CEO Tim Cook took aim at President Donald Trump’s statements defending white nationalists — and pledged in a memo to employees that the company would provide monetary support to anti-hate groups.

Note first that the report accuses the president of “defending” white nationalists. He did no such thing, not even close. He clearly condemned them. Now to the head of Apple and why is so aggrieved

“We must not witness or permit such hate and bigotry in our country, and we must be unequivocal about it,” Cook wrote in the memo, distributed Wednesday. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that there is a moral equivalence between white supremacists and Nazis, and those who oppose them by standing up for human rights. Equating the two runs counter to our ideals as Americans.”

So, he is angry because the president agrees with him? His statement pretty much mirrors the president’s. Yet he is bashing President Trump? The president made no moral equivalence between Nazis and peaceful protesters. None! He did compare the white nationalist scum to the Antifa scum, and rightfully so. They are both scum, violent scum. The only difference, of course is that the media acivists are not to keen on reporting the violence and thuggery of Antifa, much less their numerous uses of violence and intimidation to stifle free speech. And no, Mr. Cook, those fighting with the white nationalists trash in Charlottsville were not standing up for human rights. As their record shows, Antifa is about crushing rights, not defending them. Again they are no better than the white nationalists. they are all scum alike.

This raises one other point. I have heard several activists/commentators, it is getting hard to tell the difference frankly, saying those fighting with the supremists were justified for using pepper spray, sticks, clubs, etc. they were justified, the narrative goes, because they were fighting against Nazis. There are numerous problems with this of course.One of these is this. If we give moral license to Antifa to attack “Nazis” we must also allow them to define what a “Nazi” is. And, the fact is this. Antifa defines anyone who disgrees with them in any way as a Nazi. So, you can see where this would lead. If you think college campuses are dangerous for Conservatives, and actual Liberals who believe in free speech now…………

But to expect a Leftist activist to oppose beat downs of political others is to expect too much. Leftist, are really just like the white nationalists. They are both Totalitarians. Both entirely intolerant and consumed with irrational hatred. Both aspire evil ideologies. Both are obssessed with control, and use division to further their agenda. Both are, as our presidnet said, violent. Both are addicted to spreading their own brand of Collectivism, and as such are mortal enemies of the most basic principle of our nation, Individualism.

President Trump called both of them out, and rightfully so. The media, and the Left, but I repeat myself, lost their minds when he did. This whole episode does expose some ugly truths. Not about President Trump, but about our media, and about certain commentators, and politicians who are so deeply offended by the truth. I leave you with some Larry Elder who remembers some of the things the media forgets

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Friday (08/18/17)


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5 Muslim Terrorists Wearing Fake Suicide Belts Shot Dead In Cambrils, Spain After Second Car Ramming Attack – The Sun
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Five jihadists wearing suicide belts were shot dead and one person killed in a second car ramming terror attack in Spain – just hours after 13 people were killed in Barcelona.

The terrorists ploughed into a crowd of innocents in an Audi before being blasted by cops when they flipped their car in the resort town of Cambrils early this morning.

Their suicide belts were later detonated by the bomb squad but have since been found to be fakes in chilling echoes of the London Bridge terror attackers who also wore dummy vests.

Two of the seven injured are said to be in a “serious” condition, according to local authorities. One of the wounded is a police officer, but he is not believed to be seriously hurt.

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Two Former Wasserman Schultz IT Aides Indicted For Conspiracy Against U.S. – Daily Caller

A federal grand jury Thursday indicted two former information technology (IT) aides of Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz – Pakistani-born Imran Awan and his wife Hina Alvi – on four counts of conspiracy in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

The FBI arrested Awan at Dulles International Airport July 24 as he was preparing to board a flight to Pakistan. When his wife Alvi left the U.S. for Pakistan in March, federal authorities found more than $12,000 in cash hidden in a suitcase. She had withdrawn the couple’s three children from local schools and does not intend to return to the U.S., according to the FBI.

“Defendants AWAN and ALVI did unlawfully, willfully, and knowingly conspire, combine, confederate, and agree with each other to commit offenses against the United States,” including bank fraud, false statements, and unlawful monetary transactions, the indictment said.

An arraignment date has not yet been set, and a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation…

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PETA Pays $50,000 After Stealing And Killing A Little Girl’s Dog – Gateway Pundit
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Far-left agitators PETA, continue to moonlight as a pro-animal rights organization while ACTUALLY acting against the best interest of animals and putting them down when they find them.

The “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals”, or PETA, publicly apologized and paid a grieving family almost $50,000 after stealing and euthanizing a small girl’s dog.

PETA asked two individuals associated with their group to go on a hunt around a mobile home park looking for and picking up “wild dogs and feral cats”.

The pair of PETA affiliated people ended up stealing a chihuahua named Maya, which turned out to be a beautiful Christmas gift that was given to a nine-year-old girl named Cynthia Zarate…

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Wolf Blitzer: There Will Be Questions About Whether Barcelona Attack Is A ‘Copycat Version’ Of Charlottesville Attack – Breitbart

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” anchor Wolf Blitzer stated that there will be questions about whether the Barcelona terror attack was a copycat of the Charlottesville, Virginia car attack.

CNN Chief National Security Correspondent Jim Scuitto said, “[I]n light of the uproar over the last several days, five days apart, you have white supremacists in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have – attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles, apparently to kill as well. And it’s that – those shared tactics that should be alarming.”

Blitzer added, “Yeah, and there will be questions about copycats. There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona, was at all, at all, a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though they may be different characters, different political ambitions, they used the same killing device, a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”…

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Democrat Missouri Senator: “I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!” – Zero Hedge
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A Missouri state senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D0University City), has landed herself in a bit of hot water with with the U.S. Secret Service today after posting, then deleting, a comment on Facebook which read, “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

Unfortunately, as Chappelle-Nadal should have learned at this point in her life, the internet never forgets and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch managed to get their hands on the post.

Asked about the comment, Chappelle-Nadal later told the Post-Dispatch that she was just “frustrated” and didn’t really mean it.

“I didn’t mean what I put up. Absolutely not. I was very frustrated. Things have got to change.”…

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Feds Spend $438,699 Studying If ‘Gender Norms’ Make LGBTQ People Get Drunk – Washington Free Beacon

The National Institutes of Health is spending over $400,000 studying whether gender norms of masculinity and femininity lead LGBTQ individuals to drink too much.

Trying to find the “meanings of intoxication” of sexual and gender minorities is the central question of a study that was awarded in late July.

The project will “examine the extent to which gendered norms shape risky drinking practices for sexual and gender minority (SGM) young adults,” according to the grant for the study.

The grant states that alcohol is an “integral component of bars and clubs.”

“Alcohol has played a central role for SGM by facilitating exploration of sexuality and gender, coping with minority stress, trauma, and stigma and serving as an integral component of bars and clubs for SGM young adults,” the grant states. “Given this central role, it is not surprising that problematic alcohol use, including heavy episodic drinking (HED) and intoxication, and alcohol-related problems are significant issues for SGM young adults.”…

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At Least 13 Dead, Dozens Injured In Barcelona As Terrorists Crash Van Into Predestrians, Take Hostages At Restaurant – Daily Mail
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At least 13 people have been killed and dozens injured after a van in Barcelona ploughed into pedestrians before two men entered a restaurant with guns.

Pictures and video emerging from the scene show armed police and paramedics rushing to Las Ramblas, a busy tree-lined promenade in the centre of the city.

Horrifying footage shows dozens of victims lying injured on the floor.

Police have confirmed that 32 people are hurt, with Catalonia’s interior minister Joaquim Forn saying it is ‘very possible’ that the number of dead will rise because of the ‘very serious’ wounds to victims.

RTVE, a broadcaster in Spain, is reporting that one suspect has been arrested by police.

Gunfire was heard at the Corte Ingles store in the area after police announced a ‘massive crash’ in Las Ramblas…

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How House Conservatives Plan To Revive Obamacare Repeal, And Why It Could Work – Daily Signal

It’s time to “put the screws” to Republican lawmakers who promised to repeal Obamacare, one House member says, and that’s why he supports reviving a successful 2015 attempt to get rid of the health care law.

“We certainly can’t give up,” Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., said in a phone interview with The Daily Signal.

Gaetz was explaining why he decided to back a small caucus of House conservatives in its strategy to force a floor vote on a bill mirroring the Obamacare repeal passed in December 2015.

The House Freedom Caucus announced Friday its plan to collect the 218 signatures required on a “discharge petition” to pull that legislation out of committee.

The Daily Signal heard from eight House members on how they stand on the strategy.

“I signed the discharge petition because the things we have done so far to appease moderates in our party haven’t worked,” Gaetz, who is not a member of the Freedom Caucus, said in the interview. “So, maybe we should take a conservative approach going forward. We certainly can’t give up.”…

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Trump Signs ‘Forever GI Bill’ Boosting Aid To Student Vets – Stars And Stripes
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President Donald Trump signed an expansion of veterans education benefits Wednesday, boosting aid by $3 billion over the next 10 years and extending assistance to some veterans and dependents who didn’t qualify.

Trump signed the bill – dubbed the “Forever GI Bill” by its supporters – at his golf club in Bedminster, N.J., with little fanfare and no press or public remarks, and only Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin at his side. Shulkin took a few questions from reporters following the signing, though they focused mostly on the violence that erupted during a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend.

Lawmakers and veterans have heralded the GI Bill expansion from its introduction less than one month ago through its passage in the House and Senate – calling it a “shining example” of bipartisanship…

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California Bill: 1 Year In Jail For Using Wrong Transgender Pronoun – Breitbart

A new bill being considered by the California State Senate would punish people who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns” in a public health, retirement or housing institution.

The bill, SB 219, was proposed by State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). It includes several other provisions that require a health facility, for example, to honor the gender identity of a patient, meaning that the patient must be admitted to a room that comports with his or her chosen gender; allowed to use whatever bathroom he or she wants to use; and wear whatever clothing or cosmetics he or she decides to wear. It has gone through several amendments.

CBN News notes: “Fines for repeat offenders could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term of up to a year.”

CBN also reports the testimony of the California Family Council’s Greg Burt:

How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?…

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More Than 1,000 Leftists Gathered In Chicago To Cheer A Convicted Murderer Who Hates Israel – The Federalist
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More than 1,000 people packed Chicago’s International Union of Operating Engineers hall on August 12 for “A Farewell to Rasmea Odeh Featuring Angela Davis.” The event was described as a chance to say goodbye to Odeh, a convicted murderer who will soon be deported for lying to get U.S. citizenship.

Odeh masterminded a Palestinian terrorist group’s 1969 bombing of a Jerusalem supermarket that killed two Israeli college students. Her supporters on Saturday included dozens of progressive advocacy groups and anti-Israel organizations who sponsored the event, such as Code Pink, Jewish Voice for Peace, Students for Justice in Palestine and Black Lives Matter.

The convicted terrorist received well-wishers like the bride at a wedding and paused to meet children like a celebrity. Have your kid’s picture taken with a killer!…

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Putrid Waters – John Perazzo

There are many worthless deceivers from both major parties in the U.S. Congress – individuals whose principal talent is to screw over the American public while enriching themselves and basking obscenely in the glow of the political limelight they crave even more than life itself. But no one better fits this description than Los Angeles-based Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who has been secreting her special brand of racist, anti-American bile into the House of Representatives for more than a quarter of a century.

In recent months, Waters has experienced something of a resurgence in her popularity among leftists. In honor of her 79th birthday this Tuesday, for instance, Elle magazine lauded Waters not only as “a beacon of hope” in “these dark times,” but also as “a pop culture icon” who is “telling it like it is to anyone who has sense enough to listen.” MSN.com crowed: “It’s Rep. Maxine Waters’ birthday and the whole Internet is celebrating.” And TheRoot.com ran a puff piece titled “The Making of Auntie Maxine,” stating that “we love her” because she “says what many black women are thinking,” she “will not bow down to anyone,” and “time and time again she has fought against racism, white supremacy, white mediocrity, and misogyny.”…

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Iceland Eradicating Down Syndrome… By Killing Everyone Who Has It – Truth Revolt
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In the People’s Republic of Iceland, abortion has now nearly eradicated all Down Syndrome babies by close to 100 percent, according to a new report from CBS.

“[F]ew countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland,” the report begins. “Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women – close to 100 percent – who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.”

LifeNews reports that “just a handful of children with Down syndrome have been born in Iceland in the past decade. Two are born each year, on average, but the rest are killed in the womb. For most of the children who were born, their mothers decided not to have prenatal screening tests.”…

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Naked Dipshit Arrested For Masturbating At Pensacola Beach – WKRG

A 31-year-old man was arrested at Pensacola Beach for masturbating in public, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Bobby Gene Eidson III was caught naked in the water behind the giant shell at the Pensacola Beach boardwalk on Quietwater Beach Road early Sunday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, deputies arrived on the scene after receiving reports of a white male, completely nude and masturbating standing up in the water behind the shell. They were also informed that Eidson had noticed several people watching him on the back dock of Capt’n Fun Bar as he looked at them and waved with both hands swinging his penis around.

When sheriffs arrived, Eidson was swimming in the water on his back where his genitals could clearly be seen from the top of the walking pier. Deputies asked him to get out of the water and put some clothes on, to which he complied. When asked why he was being talked to by law enforcement, he said: “I’m not too sure.”…

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RINO Assclown Mitt Romney Tweets Support For Violent Hate Group Antifa – Daily Wire

Tuesday saw Mitt Romney express support for “Antifa,” “Black Lives Matter,” and assorted neo-Marxist and Democrat-aligned agitation groups via Twitter:
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“Antifa” and the “Black Lives Matter” regularly describe themselves as “anti-fascist” and “anti-racist,” a self-description Romney has accepted and forwarded.

Romney’s view is ubiquitous across the left-wing and Democrat-aligned news media; Tuesday’s presser with President Donald Trump saw MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson ask Trump about moral comparisons between white nationalists and their neo-Marxist detractors:

Are you putting what you’re calling the “alt-left” and white supremacists on the same moral plane?…

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Meet Capitan, The German Shepherd Who Has Stood By His Owner’s Grave For The Past 10 years – Daily Mail

A loyal dog has kept vigil at his dead owner’s graveside for more than 10 years after the man passed away in Argentina.

Capitan the German shepherd has spent virtually every day sitting beside the grave of his late master Miguel Guzmلn since he died in 2006.

And it seems the 15-year-old dog intends to remain faithful to his last, as he continues his ritual despite being almost totally blind and barely able to walk.

Cemetery workers, who feed and care for Capitan, told Oddity Central that it seems ‘as if he is waiting for the day when they will finally be reunited.’

Mr Guzmلn bought the dog as a pet for son Damian, then 13 years old, back in 2015 before dying suddenly the following year.

The dog’s vigil began the day after Mr Guzmلn’s funeral, when he went missing from the family home in Cordoba…

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Roger Goodell Says NFL Fans Should Be More Understanding Of Douchebags Who Refuse To Stand During The National Anthem – New York Daily News
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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says football fans should be more understanding when players protest the national anthem.

During a Q&A session with Cardinals season-ticket holders, Goodell was asked if he believes protests are “going to be another problem” this season.

This past weekend, Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch and Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett both sat down while the national anthem was played before their preseason games.

“It’s one of those things where we have to understand that there are people who have different viewpoints,” Goodell said via ESPN. “It’s something that I think everybody wants…

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Chelsea Handler, Who Calls Trump A Nazi, Finds Out Her Grandfather Was A Nazi – Your News Wire

Chelsea Handler, whose favorite pastime is shouting abuse at conservatives on Twitter, often calling them Nazis, was just informed on TV that her grandfather was an actual Nazi. In a new episode of TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are, Chelsea Handler discovers exactly what role her grandfather, Karl Stoecker, played in World War 2, and the history of her family.

Quivering and shaking after being told the news, Handler traces his path from Nazi soldier to American immigrant through documents and interviews with sources familiar with her family’s history. Handler’s story is made all the more compelling by the fact that was she raised Jewish in a family of faith.

‘My father, I guess, made a deal with my mother when they had children that they were gonna be raised Jewish,’ Handler says. ‘So I connect with my Judaism, or the Jewish side of my family, more than anything else.‘

Daily Mail reports: Growing up, Handler had no idea that her grandfather – a ‘very, very strong man‘ she describes as having a ‘sense of humour‘ – had a dark past…

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Provo Mayor Curtis Wins Republican Primary In Utah; Favored To Replace Chaffetz – Washington Times
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The mayor in the Mormon stronghold of Provo won a three-way Republican primary Tuesday in the race to replace former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, putting him on track to clinch the congressional seat in the general election in the overwhelming GOP district.

John Curtis pulled off the win despite being dogged by attack ads from deep-pocketed outside groups in a race whose three candidates were emblematic of the divisions roiling the GOP under President Donald Trump.

Curtis is a former Democrat who was the most moderate of the Republican candidates running in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District, which Chaffetz represented until June when he abruptly resigned, citing a desire to spend more time with family…

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Guam Radio Stations Spark Terror By Accidentally Broadcasting Nuclear Missile Warning Just Days After North Korea Threatened To Attack Island – The Sun

Two radio stations on the Pacific island of Guam are in hot water after accidentally broadcasting a missile warning klaxon – sparking fears of a North Korean nuke attack.

The civil danger warning message was mistakenly broadcast because of “human error” just after midnight today by both the KTWG and KSTO radio stations.

The broadcast alert came just days after noisy neighbour Kim Jong-un threatened to fire four Hwasong nuclear missiles in the direction of the American island territory.

The alarm read: “A broadcast station or cable system has issued a civil danger warning for the following countries/areas: Guam; at 12:25 a.m. on Aug. 15, 2017, effective until 12:40 a.m. Message from KTWGKSTO.”

However the worrying test was not connected to any emergency, heightened threat or warning, BNO news reported.

George Charfauros, Guam Homeland Security Advisor, said in a statement: “Remember there is no change in threat level…

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Trump’s Epic Presser Clarifies Three Truths That Have Driven The MSM Insane – Daily Wire
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During a fiery question and answer session with the leftwing media Tuesday afternoon, President Trump arrived loaded for bear. The presser was vintage Trump. Combative, oftentimes hilarious, and filled with deeply satisfying moments that sometimes happen when Trump is at his best, moments when stark truths are finally said out loud, and by the President of the United States, no less.

The event was advertised as something that was supposed to be about infrastructure, but it was obvious from the beginning that the president had any number of other things on his mind. It was just as obvious that the media was hoping to get a piece of him, to bait him. None of it worked. Trump appeared to enjoy every moment of the hostile back and forth…

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American Bar Association Wants To Let Illegal Aliens Practice Law – Law Newz

On Monday, The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution demanding that Congress let undocumented immigrants practice law. The bar suggests that lawmakers should add this block of text to 8 U.S.C. 5 § 1621(d):

A state court vested with exclusive authority to regulate admission to the bar may, by rule, order, or other affirmative act, permit an undocumented alien seeking legal status to obtain a professional license to practice law in that jurisdiction.

This wouldn’t require state courts to license undocumented lawyers, but it would make it clear that the federal government won’t get in the way.

It will be a huge surprise if this move succeeds under the current administration. Republicans, who have a reputation for pushing stricter immigration laws than Democrats, maintain a (slight) majority in Congress. And then there’s the president. Donald Trump‘s policies don’t tend to favor the undocumented. Immigration and Customs Enforcement have boasted that arrest numbers for both criminal and non-criminal immigrants recently skyrocketed thanks to new executive orders…

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Turns Out The Charlottesville ‘Unite The Right’ Organizer Was An ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Activist And Obama Supporter – DC Whispers
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Well this is fishy. His name is Jason Kessler. He is the one cited as the organizer of the now infamous “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. The thing is, Mr. Kessler’s arrival on the “alt right” and/or “White Nationalist” scene didn’t occur until November 2016.

That’s right, Kessler didn’t start his white nationalist activism until after Donald Trump won the White House. Prior to that it appears he participated in the far left/socialist Occupy Wall Street movement as noted by the far-left, George Soros-funded Southern Poverty Law Center

Rumors abound on white nationalist forums that Kessler’s ideological pedigree before 2016 was less than pure and seem to point to involvement in the Occupy movement and past support for President Obama…

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Corrupt Koskinen’s IRS Rehires 213 Employees Ousted For Falsifying Documents, Avoiding Taxes, Other Offenses – Daily Signal

The Internal Revenue Service rehired 213 employees who ducked taxes, falsified documents, were convicted of theft, or made unauthorized use of taxpayer data, an inspector general’s report says.

The Office of Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which also first discovered the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups in 2013, examined the agency’s hiring from January 2015 through March 2016.

For these 15 months, the IRS official in charge was Commissioner John Koskinen, an appointee of President Barack Obama.

House Republicans for months sought to impeach Koskinen for obstructing a congressional probe into the agency’s targeting of the applications for tax-exempt status made by nonprofit tea party and conservative groups.

“Given the substantial threat of identity theft and the magnitude of sensitive information that the IRS holds, hiring employees of high integrity is essential to maintaining public trust in tax administration and safeguarding taxpayer information,” the inspector general’s report says…

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DOJ Orders Web-Hosting Company To Turn Over 1.3 Million IP Addresses Of Visitors To America-Hating ‘Resistance’ Website – New York Daily News
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The Justice Department is ordering a web-hosting provider to turn over the IP addresses of people who visited a website organizing protests against President Trump’s inauguration, the company claims.

DreamHost, which hosts the resistance website disruptj20.org, is fighting the DOJ’s search warrant demanding it hand over “every piece of information it has about every visitor”, according to a blog post on the company’s website.

Citing a D.C. law regarding rioting or inciting to riot, the purported search warrant encompasses 1.3million IP addresses, along with the contact information, email content, and photos of thousands of visitors, the blog post states…

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Retail Sales Rebound In July; Biggest Jump Since December 2016 On Record Auto Incentives – Zero Hedge

After declining for two straight months, U.S. Retail Sales in July rebounded dramatically to a 0.6% MoM gain – the most since Dec 2016 – driven a surge in motor vehicles (record incentives) and department stores (more inventives?). Year-over-year saw upward revisions and a rebound to a 4.2% rise in July.

The last two month’s declines in Retail Sales have been revised away magically and we have now gone 5 months without a decline.
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Everything rose except clothing stores (-0.2%), electronics and appliance stores (-0.5%) and gasoline stations (-0.4%). How sustainbale is this? Record automaker incentives and a desperate ‘retailer’/department store business slashing prices to maintain some revenues?…

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Moscow Takes Control Of Venezuelan Oil Assets Amid Socialist Meltdown – Breitbart
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Venezuela needs cash, and Russia has it. Venezuela has oil, and Russia wants it. According to a special report at Reuters, the socialist meltdown in Venezuela is likely to end with Moscow controlling a good deal of that tormented country’s most valuable asset: its oil fields.

According to Reuters, Russia’s giant state-owned oil company Rosneft has been holding secret negotiations with its opposite number in Venezuela, PDVSA, to purchase “ownership interests in up to nine of Venezuela’s most productive petroleum projects.”

The number of Venezuela projects Russia would have substantial or ownership stakes in would jump from five to 14 if these deals go through. The new acquisitions would include projects in some of Venezuela’s richest oil and natural gas fields…

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U.S. Duped By ‘Monumental’ Lie About Charlottesville – WorldNetDaily

There’s no reason for the Charlottesville, Virginia, and other Southern cities to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee as long as racist Democrats continue to be honored throughout the country, contends Dinesh D’Souza, author of the sensational historical expose “The Big Lie: Exposing The Nazi Roots Of The Far Left,”

D’Souza blasted the national media and Charlottesville officials for creating a disastrous conflict based on a lie.

“Let’s start with the fact this whole thing was kicked off because of an attempt to take down a monument to Robert E. Lee,” D’Souza told WND. “Here’s the irony: Robert E. Lee was the most decorated soldier in the U.S. Army. He was a man of unimpeachable integrity. Lincoln offered him command of the Union Army, but Lee refused only because his loyalty was to Virginia. Lee opposed both secession and slavery.

“And yet to the historically illiterate left, a man who opposed both slavery and secession has come to symbolize both slavery and secession.”…

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Kim Jong Un Backs Down In Nuclear Showdown With Trump – Daily Caller
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North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un decided Tuesday not to fire ballistic missiles at Guam, reserving the right to change his mind if “the Yankees persist in their extremely dangerous reckless actions,” according to North Korean state media.

Kim appears to be attempting to de-escalate tensions to prevent conflict between the U.S. and North Korea. After the U.N. Security Council approved tougher sanctions against North Korea for its intercontinental ballistic missile tests, the North warned Wednesday that it was considering launching a salvo of ballistic missiles into waters around Guam in a show of force demonstrating an ability to surround the island with “enveloping fire.” That same day, President Donald Trump stressed that North Korean threats will be met with “fire and fury like nothing the world has ever seen.”…

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Charlottesville Victim’s Mother Thanks Trump; CNN Reports That She Would Not Want His Condolences – Breitbart

CNN twisted the Charlottesville victim’s mother’s statement thanking President Donald Trump for his sympathy to make it seem that she would not want his condolences.

Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, released a statement on Monday thanking President Trump for kind words condemning violence and giving his condolences to the victims of the Charlottesville incident over the weekend. Heather Heyer passed away after a man drove his car into a crowd of counterprotesters to the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past Saturday.

Bro said in a statement, “Thank you, President Trump, for those words of comfort and for denouncing those who promote violence and hatred. My condolences, also, to their grieving families of the two state troopers and quick recovery for those injured.”

On Monday, President Trump condemned violence and hatred in the strongest terms and specifically named Heather Heyer during his press conference…

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9 Killed, At Least 33 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Leftist-Controlled Chicago – WMAQ
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Shootings in Chicago over the weekend have claimed the lives of nine people and wounded more than 30 others, according to police.

The latest fatal shooting happened just after midnight Monday, when a 26-year-old man was shot multiple times in the 3000 block of West 60th Street. The man was standing in the street next to a car when police said someone in a passing tan-colored sedan traveling westbound on the roadway fired shots in his directions. The 26-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

In another fatal shooting, three people were shot and killed in the 10200 block of South Ewing on Sunday evening. The shooting occurred at 5:32 p.m., and two men and one woman were shot multiple times. All three were pronounced dead at the scene…

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Fleas Carrying The Bubonic Plague Have Been Found In Arizona – Business Insider

The black death is alive and well in the American Southwest.

Over the past several weeks, public health officials in two Arizona counties – Navajo County and Coconino County – have confirmed that fleas have tested positive for the Yersinia pestis bacteria, which causes the three forms of the plague.

“Navajo County Health Department is urging the public to take precautions to reduce their risk of exposure to this serious disease, which can be present in fleas, rodents, rabbits, and predators that feed upon these animals,” the health department announced on Friday on the county’s Facebook page. “The disease can be transmitted to humans and other animals by the bite of an infected flea or by direct contact with an infected animal.”

County officials advise against allowing pets to run free, as they could pick up infected fleas. Pets can both become infected and carry fleas that could then pass the disease onto humans…

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Trump ‘Seriously Considering’ A Pardon For Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio – Fox News
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President Trump may soon issue a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the colorful former Arizona sheriff who was found guilty two weeks ago of criminal contempt for defying a state judge’s order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. In his final years as Maricopa County sheriff, Arpaio had emerged as a leading opponent of illegal immigration.

“I am seriously considering a pardon for Sheriff Arpaio,” the president said Sunday, during a conversation with Fox News at his club in Bedminster, N.J. “He has done a lot in the fight against illegal immigration. He’s a great American patriot and I hate to see what has happened to him.”

Trump said the pardon could happen in the next few days, should he decide to do so…

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China Implements UN Sanctions Against North Korea As Trump Trade Probe Looms – Fox News

In an unprecedented move against North Korea, China on Monday issued an order to carry out the United Nations sanctions imposed on the rogue regime earlier this month.

China made the announcement amid not only Pyongyang’s escalating war of words with the United States regarding the North Korea nuclear missile program, but also as President Trump was reportedly set to order an investigation into China’s trade practice – a probe which could lead the U.S. to levy its own sanctions on Beijing.

Trump has sought China’s help in dealing with North Korea, as China has remained one of the last defenders of dictator Kim Jong Un and could apply enormous financial pressure should it turn on the North Korean leader.

But in recent months, Trump has grown increasingly wary of getting any substantial aid from China, leading to the trade probe, as Axios has reported. Trump, as a presidential candidate, heavily criticized China, only to initially soften his tone upon winning the White House…

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Veterans Group Tells Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren To Go Pound Sand – American Mirror
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A leading Massachusetts veterans group is rescinding an invitation to Sen. Elizabeth Warren after members concluded she puts the needs of immigrants ahead of those of Americans who sacrificed for their country.

Veterans Assisting Veterans is holding a rally and fundraiser on August 26 and invited Warren and her Republican challenger, Geoff Diehl.

The group has now pulled Warren’s invitation.

“If you don’t want to respond, you don’t want to support, we asked you to come to our rally, our message to you is stay home, we don’t want you,” says John MacDonald, of the vets group, according to the Boston Herald…

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One Easy Way Democrats Can Stop Neo-Nazis – Daniel Greenfield

In Dallas, a black nationalist activist shot and killed 5 police officers at a Black Lives Matter anti-police rally. Instead of condemning BLM, Barack Obama defended a racist hate group whose role model is Assata Shakur, a wanted black nationalist cop killer, at the funerals of the murdered officers.

The left killed civil rights and replaced it with black nationalism. The racial supremacism of black nationalism that killed those officers is everywhere. Ta-Nehisi Coates and Ibram X. Kendi are lionized as brilliant thinkers instead of hateful racists, Amazon has ordered a black nationalist secessionist fantasy from Aaron McGruder and Showtime aired ‘Guerilla,’ a miniseries glamorizing Black Panther terrorism.

But racism is a two-way street. So is violence. Extremists feed into each other.

You can’t legitimize one form of racism without legitimizing all of them. The media may advance this hypocritical position. Obama used the shameful “reverse racism” euphemism that distinguishes between black and white racism…

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Violent Leftists Show Up At Patriot Prayer Rally In Seattle, Chaos Ensues – Fox News
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Seattle police have arrested three men and confiscated weapons as opposing groups of protesters converged downtown on Sunday.

As hundreds gathered in the area, police ordered the protesters and counter-protesters in the area to disperse. Officers used pepper spray and “blast balls,” similar to flash-bang grenades, in an effort to keep the two groups away from each other, The Seattle Times reported.

Seattle police said they arrested a 40-year-old man for obstruction, and a 37-year-old man, as well as a 25-year-old man, for assault.

One rally was organized by pro-Trump group Patriot Prayer. The counter-protest was planned by Solidarity Against Hate. Both events were planned prior to Saturday’s deadly violence in Charlottesville, Va…

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Dutch Asshats Unveil ‘Biodegradable’ Car Made Out Of Sugar Beets – CNS

A team of students from the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands, unveiled a biodegradable car made almost entirely of sugar beets resin and flax during Dutch Technology Week on May 17, 2017. Since then, students from the team have been touring the roads of the Netherlands in the car to showcase their creation.

The “core material” of the car is a “honeycomb structure” produced from sugar beet, according to a TU/e press release. “It is enveloped in bio-composite sheets that have been composed on the basis of flax, a plant that is also grown in the Netherlands,” reported the university, noting that the bodywork of the car is also made from flax.

“In terms of its strength-weight ratio, the bio-composite is comparable with the familiar fiberglass but manufactured in a sustainable way,” explained TU/e.

The lightweight car, known as Lina, is 700 lbs or 300 Kg. It is able to carry four people inside, and can reach up to 50 miles per hour or 80 kilometers per hour…

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NFL’s Newest Attention Seeker Takes Place Of Unemployed Kaepernick, Calls Anyone Who Disagrees With Him “Racist” – 100PercentFedUp
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Just when we thought the NFL might return to focusing on playing football and that maybe, just maybe, the players would have time to reflect, and to understand the amazing gift they’ve been given to be able to live in the greatest nation on earth, along comes Marshawn Lynch.

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat during the national anthem over the weekend, ahead of a Saturday preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals, the AP reports. The NFL player was photographed on top of an orange cooler with a banana in Glendale, Ariz.

Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick sat and kneeled during the national anthem and protested police brutality. Lynch previously backed Kaepernick, telling comedian Conan O’Brien in September 2016, “I’d rather see him take a knee than stand up, put his hands up and get murdered.”…

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Trump Signs Bill To Keep Veterans Choice Program Afloat Until Congress Gets Its Act Together – Washington Times

President Trump on Saturday signed a bill that will pump funds into the Veterans choice program to keep it up and running, while Washington continues to fight over how best to give veterans the care they earned – but which the government has sometimes failed to deliver.

Approved in the wake of the wait-list scandal that saw hundreds of veterans die while stuck on secret wait lists, the choice program allows those caught in backlogs to seek care at from a private clinic or doctor and bill the costs back to the Veterans Affairs Department.

Mr. Trump signed the new legislation while on a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.

“Today is another milestone in our work to transform the VA, where we’re doing record-setting business,” Mr. Trump said, calling the bill another campaign promise he’s accomplished.

The choice program needed an immediate infusion of cash to carry it through into the new fiscal year, which begins Oct. 1…

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One Dead, 19 Injured After Car Plows Into Protesters During Clashes At ‘Unite The Right’ Rally – Fox News
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At least one person was killed and 19 others were injured Saturday when a car rammed into a group of counter-protesters during the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Va.

Charlottesville Mayor Mike Signer tweeted that he was “heartbroken that a life has been lost here” and urged “all people of good will [to] go home.”

Virginia Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran told the Associated Press that the driver of the car, a man, was in custody. Moran did not provide the driver’s name.

Matt Korbon, a 22-year-old University of Virginia student, told the Associated Press several hundred counter-protesters were marching when “suddenly there was just this tire screeching sound.”…

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15 Teenagers Treated For Rabies After Engaging In Bestiality With Donkey – Morocco World News

Fifteen minors who sexually assaulted a donkey in the small rural town of Sidi Kamel in the communal providence of Sidi Kacem have been treated for rabies infections received from the animal.

The sexually frustrated children and teenagers stayed at the Mechraa Belksiri Hospital for one week to receive rabies vaccinations after the animal transmitted the disease to them, explained Moroccan daily Al Akhbar in its August 10 edition.

The incident has put the families of these fifteen young people into distress and horror, reports the daily.

Local authorities have been alerted and search for find anyone else who has “approached” and “admired” the animal closely, in order to limit the risk of rabies spreading among the inhabitants of the region.

The occurrence became the subject of mockery and ridicule among the population of the small town…

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And the newest “marginalized” “victimized” and “triggered” group is…………..

Before I get into the newest “identity” I must share something. I have decided to identify as a rich, young bachelor who lives in a mansion and beds a different beautiful woman nightly, well except on Sundays, when I bed two hot women! Hey it is my identity, so everyone must accept it! Oh did I mention I also identify as an expert chef? A chef so good that Salma Hayek loves to come over and eat my dishes in the nude? Hey haters don’t you dare trigger me! But on a serious note, Campus Reform brings us triggered Fat LGBT folks!

Montclair State University is offering a “weekly discussion group” exclusively for LGBTQ students who are “fat-identified.”

The “Fabulous and Big” discussion group is one of seven groups sponsored by the school’s LGBTQ Center that are explicitly “closed to anyone who does not share the identity of that group.”

Fat-identified? So they do not actually have to be fat? And how does a person “identify” as fat? I am heavy, can I identify as slim and trim? Or would that identity just make me “privileged”. I mean I already am guilty of “White privilege” whatever the Hell that is, so identifying as slim would give me double privilege.

Also note that the members of such “closed groups” are taught to believe they cannot even discuss any issues with anyone who does not share their “identity”. Tolerance? Diversity? Inclusion? The hell you say! In a nation that rightly rejected separate but equal, we are now being pushed to embrace separation and alienation from anyone not in our identity! Not only must we alienate any “others” but we must force them to grovel for not thinking as we do. We must punish their thought crimes.

Further, we are being trained to think of other identities as our enemies, our oppressors. Talk about a toxic ideology. What the Left is spewing in this nation is venomous. And people, in this case college students are ingesting this venom.

But, I digress, back to the fat offended Lesbos, Gays, and trannies. Oh wait, I forgot that is offensive language isn’t it? I am supposed to be more sensitive. Yes of course. But wait! What if being more sensitive “triggers” me? What if it interferes with or mocks my identity? What of the victimization and oppression I would feel? Where oh where is my safe space? See where this nonsense leads?

According to the school’s description, the “Fabulous and Big” discussion group is open to all “LGBTQ+ individuals who describe themselves as bigger-bodied, fat-identified, plus-size, chubby, [or] thick” to “discuss issues relevant to the community, examine intersections of identity, and discuss experiences.”

Similarly, the LGBTQ Center will offer a weekly discussion exclusively for “queer and/or trans people of color” to “explore their identities and the intersections between race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity.”

I have a question, and yes, it is a serious question? How do the Identity Obsessed keep up with all their intersections, orientations, and identities? I mean seriously they are just making this clap trap up as they go aren’t they? It must be hard to keep making up new absurdities which have no bearing in fact.

Perhaps this is why so many young people are attracted to such identity obsession? Perhaps the rhetoric sounds so complicated and “deep” that students are dazzled by the fancy wording? I mean a professor who talks like that must be super smart right? Wrong! The fact is that 99% of the divisive leftist rhetoric, is complete and utter propaganda. Propaganda designed to create a sense of victimization, and a sense of some false identity. An identity that must be all-encompassing and all important. An identity that must be embraced without question or else. In short it is designed to divide us, and to dissuade people to reject the ideas of individualism in favor of group think. Conformity or else!

That, my friends is the endgame here, division. Division steeped in anger, and bitterness. That old expression that goes united we stand, divided we fall? We are seeing it play out, and it does not have a happy ending. That is unless we begin to embrace individualism and reject the tactic of coddling the dividers, bullies, and malcontents.

To any followers of David Duke, or his ideals, turn away from such hatred

Hey there David Duke supporters. Do everyone a favor and stop pretending you are on the “Right”. Stop pretending you care about America. Just stop! You, and the Antifa scum you fought with yesterday are two sides of the same coin. Fascist vermin on one side, Communist vermin on the other. Also stop pretending the president supports your despicable rhetoric. And here is some truth for you. Your hero, David Duke has been in tight with Iran, the largest state sponsor of terrorism. I thought you hated terrorists? HMMMMM

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s conference questioning the Holocaust came to an end Tuesday, but not before hearing former KKK Imperial Wizard David Duke say that gas chambers were not used to kill Jews.

“The Zionists have used the Holocaust as a weapon to deny the rights of the Palestinians and cover up the crimes of Israel,” Duke told a gathering of nearly 70 “researchers” in Tehran at Ahmadinejad’s invitation.

“This conference has an incredible impact on Holocaust studies all over the world,” said Duke, a former state representative in Louisiana who twice ran for president.

“The Holocaust is the device used as the pillar of Zionist imperialism, Zionist aggression, Zionist terror and Zionist murder,” Duke told The Associated Press.

Also at the end of the conference, Mohammad Ali Ramini, an Ahmadinejad adviser who has called the Holocaust a “myth,” announced that he will chair a committee to find “the truth on the genocide of Jews.”

Other members of the committee will be Robert Fuerisson, a French professor who denies the existence of gas chambers, along with Holocaust deniers from Syria, Switzerland, Austria, Canada, the United States and Bahrain.

Tuesday’s speeches included Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a former interior minister and one of the founders of Lebanese militia Hezbollah, who labeled the Holocaust as a “tale.”

“All the studies and research carried out so far have proven that there is no reason to believe that the Holocaust ever occurred and that it is only a tale,” he stated.

Buddying up to Ali Akbar Mohtashamipour, a former interior minister and one of the founders of Lebanese militia Hezbollah? Really? 

One more note. Ostensibly, your rally was said to be in protest against removing a statue of General Lee. You might know, if you read some credible history, that Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia had a significant number of Jews who fought in it. I doubt your rhetoric would be praised by Jewish Confederate soldiers Of course, such facts will never dent your skulls because you dishonored Lee and his soldiers by pretending to represent their legacy. Lee would be sickened by your rhetoric. This flag, is theirs not yours. It is their ancestors, like me, not yours. 

Magnolia Cemtery

It is also the flag of the Hispanic Confederate soldiers and yes Black Confederates

From the Back Cover

“One of the lost chapters of Civil War history has been the passive and even active support that many Southern blacks, free and slave, gave to the Confederacy. [Black Confederates] illuminates the overlooked facet of this seemingly contradictory behavior by a group of African-Americans who appear to have thought of themselves as Southerners first and blacks second.” –William C. Davis, author of”A Government of Their Own”: The Making of the Confederacy

Neither Confederate history nor black studies can afford to ignore the efforts of black Americans on the side of the Confederacy, as this seemingly contradictory behavior reveals and underscores the terrible complexity of the War Between the States. This volume contains correspondence, military records, narrative reminiscences, newspaper accounts, and more from these brave men who served what they considered their country.

The history of the War Between the States is complex. Sadly, far too many have tried to pigeonhole all the causes into a one-size-fits-all package focusing solely on slavery. You do the cause of understanding, discussion, debate and knowledge no favors. You are in a fashion as despicable as the Cultural Stalinists trying to erase American history are frankly.

Again two sides to the same coin. I mean your boy Duke is a big fan of radical Leftist Keith Ellison after all. I guess being Leftist is OK if you hate Israel, right?

In 2006, Ellison wrote to the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas claiming that he has “long distanced himself” from the Nation of Islam, in part because of their anti-Semitic sentiments.

“I have long since distanced myself from and rejected the Nation of Islam due to its propagation of bigoted and anti-Semitic statements and actions of the Nation of Islam, [its leader] Louis Farrakhan, and [Farrakhan’s late assistant] Khalid Muhammed,” Ellison wrote.

Once Ellison was elected to Congress however, his sentiments towards Israel and vote against funding the Iron Dome was not viewed favorably by those who support Israel.

In 2010, things escalated even further when Ellison was secretly recorded stating that American foreign policy is “governed” by Israeli interests, the Times of Israel reports.

“The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people…A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right? When the Americans who trace their roots back to those 350 million get involved, everything changes. Can I say that again?”

He was subsequently accused of being “an anti-Semite and anti-Israel individual” by Israeli Democratic Party mega donor Haim Saban.

Things eventually settled down, but have been reignited due to a new report on Ellison’s past from Mother Jones. According to their sources, he did not denounce the Nation of Islam as long ago as he claims.

“Under the byline Keith X Ellison, months after the march that he described as an epiphany, he penned an op-ed in the Twin Cities black weekly Insight News, pushing back against charges of anti-Semitism directed at Farrakhan. In 1997, nearly two years later, he endorsed a statement again defending Farrakhan,” Mother Jones reports. “When Ellison ran (unsuccessfully) for state representative in 1998, Insight News described him as affiliated with the Nation of Islam. Two organizers who worked with him at the time told me they believed Ellison had been a member of the Nation. At community meetings, he was even known to show up in a bow tie, accompanied by dark-suited members of the Fruit of Islam, the Nation’s security wing.”

So, Ellison, to quote — well — you, “why does KKK leader David Duke like you so much?”

Yes why? If he is pro-America would he pal around with terrorists in Iran. Why would you support him? Why indeed. If you love this nation, then change. Reject hatred, and racism. Reject the lunacies Duke spews. America is not a race, or religion, it is a nation, a nation founded on principles like individual liberties. Race is of no real importance to me. Values matter. Values know no color. Preserving individual liberty. Pushing back against those who wish to erase our history, strip away our right of self-defense, erase our borders, and stifle our freedoms of religion, association, and speech are noble causes. David Duke does not stand for those ideals. If you support him, neither do you frankly. 

In short, if you love America, then for God’s sake reject the racist rhetoric, and the violence, and the anti-Semitism. Those things are what the Antifa Brown Shirts are about. Those things are not values of Conservatism or America. They are not values that will preserve history or liberties or that will make America great again. Those things must be rejected in favor of open dialogue, debate and ultimately wisdom. Wisdom as men like Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, George Mason, Samuel Adams and James Madison had.

Those men with the blessings of Providence gave us the greatest nation on earth. Events like happened yesterday in Virginia will never lead us to keep or restore that greatness.

Malaysia is going down the Islamist path

Religious freedom is a natural right. Islamists do not believe in such rights. Pray for Malaysia

Atheists in Malaysia should be “hunted down” as they violate the constitution, a government minister in the increasingly fundamentalist Muslim-majority nation has said.

Shahidan Kassim, who serves in the Prime Minister’s inner circle, called on Islamic scholars to re-educate non-believers.

Apostasy is not a federal crime in Malaysia, but critics say the country’s increasingly conservative trajectory is threatening religious freedoms.

“The [Federal Constitution] does not mention atheists. It goes against the Constitution and human rights,” Mr Kassim said during a press conference.

“I suggest that we hunt them down vehemently and we ask for help to identify these groups.”

The MP for Arau, a town in the far north of Malaysia close to the border with Thailand, said atheists were “misled” and claimed they “don’t want to be atheists but it happens because of the lack of religious education”.

Mr Kassim called on “all muftis [Muslim religious scholars]” to “return them to the faith”.

Faith can never be compulsory. Any religion that forces people to accept its tenets is a failed religion. As I said pray for Malaysia, and every other place where Islamists are forcing their “religion” onto others. Such coercion is inherently evil.

So, basically Rep. Keith Ellison is nothing but an agitator

Example #1

He makes a completely false assertion, but he is of the Left and to the Left truth is not a value

Example #2 Siding with Stalinist mad man Kim Jung Un. Since Ellison is a Marxist, this should not stun anyone. this is simply him letting his mask slip

Ah yes the “anti-war rhetoric. A favorite tool of Leftists who despise American strength because they hate America.

Now for news the lamester media will not bring you because guns are always bad

The main stream media loves ratings never forget that. But they also love protecting left-wing narratives. So, people defending themselves with firearms is covered up. So I try to fill y’all in on stories like this

Via Washington Times:

Once again, it’s the Second Amendment to the rescue.

A mass stabber cutting into three victims in Seminole, Florida, was apparently stopped dead in his tracks when his fourth target pulled out a gun.

Don’t expect this story to make CNN headlines.

Conversely, had the stabber been a gunman, and particularly a gunman with a Facebook page filled with messages of Jesus and reposts of biblical sayings, this would be MSM’s story of the day.

As it is, Breitbart carried the news: “The incident began when witnesses alleged they saw 49-year-old Bobby Martin Watson trying to rob a woman in a Publix parking lot. Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office deputies indicate that the woman, 44-year-old Rosanna Lynn, struggled with Watson and he stabbed her.”

According to the St. Pete Patch, the suspect then fled and a 44-year-old man, Christopher McMann, tried to intervene, but ended up being stabbed himself. Then another “good Samaritan” tried to help — 31-year-old Travis Jones — but was stabbed in the abdomen.

That’s when a fourth witness jumped to the rescue.

Donald Rush, 40, saw the events as they unfolded and instead of running to tackle Watson, went to his vehicle instead — and took out his gun.

“[Rush] disarmed Watson and held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived,” the Patch reported.

Bravo! Of course stats show that hundreds of thousands of incidents of armed self-defense happen annually, but, again, the anti gun narrative must be protected at all costs.

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday (08/12/17)


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Discrepancies Emerge In Jane Sanders’ Burlington College Donor List – Burlington Free Press
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The lingering questions about Burlington College’s finances are based, in large part, on a cryptic three-page spreadsheet. The spreadsheet – a list of confirmed and potential donors to the college’s 2010 capital campaign using each donor’s initials – helped Burlington College and then-president Jane O’Meara Sanders to finance the purchase of a new $10 million lakefront campus.

At least four of the donors included on the spreadsheet, however, have challenged the listed amount of their donations. The document now appears to be wrapped up in an ongoing FBI investigation about whether the donations were exaggerated to mislead the bank.

One former member of Burlington College’s board of trustees, David V. Dunn, said the board began to doubt the veracity of some of the capital campaign donations in the summer of 2011…

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Jury Orders Blogger To Pay $8.4 Million To Ex-Army Colonel She Falsely Accused Of Rape – Washington Post

Col. David “Wil” Riggins, after a highly decorated Army career that included multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on the verge of promotion to brigadier general in July 2013 when he got a phone call at the Pentagon from the Army’s Criminal Investigative Division to come in for a meeting. Once there, he learned that a blogger in Washington state had just accused him of raping her, when both were cadets at West Point in 1986. An investigation was underway.

Riggins waived his right to an attorney and immediately gave a statement denying any sexual assault of the woman, Susan Shannon of Everett, Wash. Shannon also cooperated with the CID investigation, which could not “prove or disprove Ms. Shannon’s allegation she was raped,” the CID report concluded. But in the spring of 2014, with the armed forces facing heavy criticism for their handling of sexual assault cases, Secretary of the Army John McHugh recommended removing Riggins from the list for promotion to general. Riggins promptly retired…

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Big Liar: How Theodor Adorno Redefined Fascism – Dinesh D’Souza
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Fascism and Nazism are both phenomena of the left. This makes ideological sense, because at their core they represent ideologies of the centralized, all-powerful state. Moreover, fascism grew out of Marxism, and fascism’s founder Benito Mussolini, was a Marxist and lifelong socialist.

Hitler, too, was a socialist who headed the National Socialist Party and in fact changed the name of the German Workers Party to make it the National Socialist German Workers Party.

How, then, did progressives in America re-define fascism and Nazism as phenomena of the right? This sleight-of-hand occurred after World War II, once fascism and Nazism were discredited with the reputation of Holocaust.

The man most responsible for the progressive redefinition of fascism is Theodor Adorno…

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North Korea’s “Not Quite” ICBM Can’t Hit The Lower 48 States – Bulletin Of The Atomic Scientists

On July 3, 2017, while Americans were preparing for the 241st celebration of the Declaration of Independence, a lone rocket rose from North Korea on a near-vertical trajectory.

After five to six minutes of powered flight, the second stage of the missile shut down and coasted to an altitude of about 2,720 kilometers. It then fell back to Earth, reentering the atmosphere above the Sea of Japan some 900 kilometers to the east of where it had launched.

The rocket’s upper stage coasted in freefall for about 32 minutes, and the overall time-of-flight, from launch to atmospheric reentry, was about 37 minutes. The launch occurred at 8:39 p.m., United States’ Eastern time. Within hours, the news of the launch was trumpeted by the U.S. mainstream press: North Korea had flown an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), a missile that could carry nuclear warheads to Anchorage, Alaska, and to the continental United States as well!…

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Riots, Looting And Gunfire Across Kenyan Capital Amid Anger Over ‘Rigged Election’ As President Kenyatta Voted Back In – Daily Mail
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Riots and celebrations started in Kenya after the electoral commission announced President Uhuru Kenyatta has won a second term. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga was quick to claim the vote was rigged and protests started in Nairobi after the result was announced.

Police have reportedly used teargas on protesters in the Kisumu and Nairobi slums.

Angry protests erupted almost immediately in Odinga’s strongholds: in Nairobi’s biggest slum Kibera police fired bullets in the direction of protesters, who looted and attacked businesses they said belonged to Kenyatta supporters.

In other slum and poor areas around the capital, as well as the western city of Kisumu, gunshots rang out and protesters lit fires in the street…

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Trump Refuses Call From Maduro, Until ‘Democracy Is Restored In That Country’ – Daily Caller

President Trump refused to take a phone call from Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro Friday, and said he will not speak with the socialist leader until “democracy is restored in that country.”

“Since the start of this Administration, President Trump has asked that Maduro respect Venezuela’s constitution, hold free and fair elections, release political prisoners, cease all human rights violations, and stop oppressing Venezuela’s great people,” the White House said in a statement on the requested phone call. “The Maduro regime has refused to heed this call, which has been echoed around the region and the world. Instead Maduro has chosen the path of dictatorship.

“The United States stands with the people of Venezuela in the face of their continued oppression by the Maduro regime,” the statement continued. “President Trump will gladly speak with the leader of Venezuela as soon as democracy is restored in that country.”

The Trump administration has sanctioned more than 30 of Maduro’s loyalists since April…

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Winning: U.S. Corporations See Best Earnings In 13 Years Under Trump – Breitbart
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As President Trump’s administration enters the last half of its first year, U.S. corporations are experiencing their best earnings in 13 years, a report finds.

Bloomberg reports that U.S. corporate profits in the second quarter “have beaten estimates at more than three-quarters of the Standard & Poor’s 500 member companies. In every sector, at least half of the companies have surpassed or met expectations, with many also getting a boost from a sinking U.S. dollar.”

“Growth was particularly strong in key regions of North America and Europe, where we grew sales greater than twice GDP, as well as throughout Asia-Pacific,” Dow Chief Executive Officer Andrew Liveris said…

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Starbucks’ Muslim Workers Slipping Far Worse Than Feces Into Your Drinks – USA Politics Today

In an effort to stab President Trump in the back and play politics with their crappy coffee, Starbucks has been on a Muslim refugee hiring frenzy in recent months that has epically backfired. After 10,000 Muslims were given jobs as an act of resistance against Trump’s migrant ban, a watchdog program that performs consumer affairs on popular businesses discovered fecal material in numerous samples of Starbucks coffee.

As the coffee giant defiantly moves to hire even more more refugees despite what was just found in their coffee, unfortunately, poop in coffee might be the least of our concerns after what was just discovered in California.

On Tuesday, Starbucks held a hiring event exclusively for Muslim refugees in San Diego, with the coffee franchise proclaiming their intentions to hire more than 10,000 refugees at baristas across the United States over the course of the next 5 years. But unfortunately for the remaining Americans who aren’t scared to sip on possible crap-contaminated coffee, consuming Starbucks could now be fatal…

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Vast Majority Of Women Failing To Pass Marine Corps Combat Standards – Daily Caller
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Newly-released data shows that the vast majority of women are failing to pass Marine Corps combat fitness requirements at boot camp, while virtually all men are making it through to the next stage.

A total of 51 female Marine recruits arrived at boot camp with the intent of joining combat arms, but just 25 percent of the women passed the MOS Classification Standard, which is a test for combat jobs, Marine Corps Times reported Friday.

That is, only 13 women met base requirements.

However, the rate of passage for the men who went to boot camp with the same aim over the same time period of Oct. 1 to May 31 was 96 percent…

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Operation SOAR Nabs 32 Sex Offenders In New York City – Washington Standard

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents engaged in Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal) over a 10-day period that ended on August 3, in which they arrested 32 individuals with past criminal convictions ranging from sexual abuse to attempted rape.

According to the ICE website, twelve of those individuals were registered sex offenders.

They are all currently in custody and awaiting the completion of removal proceedings.

Their criminal histories include acting in a manner to injure a child, assault, third degree attempted rape, burglary, attempted sexual abuse, criminal sex act, endangering the welfare of a child, endangering the welfare of a physically disabled person, forcible touching, promoting a sexual performance by a child, public lewdness, first degree rape, second degree rape, third degree rape, reckless endangerment, first degree sexual abuse, second degree sexual abuse, sexual abuse, forcible compulsion, sexual contact with an individual incapable of consent and sexual misconduct…

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U.S. Set To Become Net Natural Gas Exporter By End Of Year – OilPrice
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The United States should become a net natural gas exporter by the end of 2017, according to the latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) released by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) today.

The U.S. has been a net exporter in three of the past four months, according to the agency’s data. The trend should continue until annual figures tally out in favor of the nation’s trade balance sheet.

The American natural gas sector took the top global production spot back in 2009, surpassing the industrial power of Russia. Total output stood at 72.5 billion cubic feet per day last year, compared to 55 Bcf/d back in 2008…

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Trump Lawyer Slams Special Counsel For ‘Gross Abuse’ In Manafort Raid, Challenges Warrant – Fox News

A top lawyer for President Trump slammed the special counsel’s office over the FBI raid of former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s Virginia home, accusing investigators of committing a “gross abuse of the judicial process” for the sake of “shock value” – and employing tactics normally seen “in Russia not America.”

Trump attorney John Dowd leveled the complaints in an email sent to a Wall Street Journal reporter who wrote about the Manafort raid. The email was obtained by Fox News.

The email reflects Trump’s legal team moving to protect the president, amid speculation that the raid could be part of a broader effort to squeeze Manafort for information on Trump.

Dowd, in his note, questioned the validity of the search warrant itself, calling it an “extraordinary invasion of privacy.” Dowd said Manafort already was looking to cooperate with congressional committees and said the special counsel never requested the materials from Manafort…

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Tourists Watch In Stunned Disbelief As Dozens Of African Migrants Storm Spanish Beach – Daily Mail
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A boat carrying dozens of African migrants landed on a Spanish beach in front of shocked holidaymakers.

Footage shows the migrants leaping out of a black inflatable dinghy and dashing across the sand on beaches at Cadiz in southern Spain, after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.

The group managed to leave from the beach before the authorities arrived some time after.

The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon, with footage showing the boat coming up behind a man and a child taking a dip in the sea.

As the boat pulls into shallow water, those on board leap out and run up the beach.

One onlooker asks in an astonished voice, ‘What’s going on?’…

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Federal Judge Orders State Department To Track Down Hillary’s Benghazi Emails – Washington Free Beacon

Nine months after Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, a federal judge is ordering the State Department to make another attempt in locating Clinton’s missing emails about the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack.

U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled Tuesday that the State Department did not do enough to “track down messages Clinton may have sent about the assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound on Sept. 11, 2012 – an attack that killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya,” Politico reported:

In response to Freedom of Information Act requests, State searched the roughly 30,000 messages Clinton turned over to her former agency at its request in December 2014 after officials searching for Benghazi-related records realized she had used a personal email account during her four-year tenure as secretary…

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DHS: 23% Of All Federal Prisoners Are Illegal Aliens – Washington Examiner
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Nearly one-quarter of all federal inmates are illegal immigrants and virtually all are in deportation proceedings or already face removal orders, according to a new Homeland Security report.

The Justice Department’s Bureau of Prisons, fulfilling a presidential executive order requiring transparency on prisoner immigration status, said that it houses 187,855 inmates of which 42,034 are foreign born.

The DHS report said that only seven of those 42,034 have been granted deportation “relief.” According to DHS:

* 19,749 (46.9 percent) are aliens who have received final orders of removal.
* 21,121 (50.2 percent) are aliens who are under ICE investigation for possible removal…

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Hearing Loss Of U,S, Diplomats In Cuba Blamed On Covert Sonic Device – Breitbart

The two-year-old U.S. diplomatic relationship with Cuba was roiled Wednesday by what U.S. officials say was a string of bizarre incidents that left a group of American diplomats in Havana with severe hearing loss attributed to a covert sonic device.

In the fall of 2016, a series of U.S. diplomats began suffering unexplained losses of hearing, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation into the case. Several of the diplomats were recent arrivals at the embassy, which reopened in 2015 as part of former President Barack Obama’s reestablishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Some of the diplomats’ symptoms were so severe that they were forced to cancel their tours early and return to the United States, officials said. After months of investigation, U.S. officials concluded that the diplomats had been exposed to an advanced device that operated outside the range of audible sound and had been deployed either inside or outside their residences. It was not immediately clear if the device was a weapon used in a deliberate attack, or had some other purpose…

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Justice Department Reopens Investigation Into Hillary’s Mishandling Of Classified Material, Plea Bargain Being Considered – News Max
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The Justice Department has reopened the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified material on her private email system while she was secretary of state, and is considering offering her a plea bargain if she will agree to plead guilty to charges of breaking the law, according to a Clinton attorney.

The discussion of a plea bargain took place late last month and was offered by a high-ranking Justice Department official to the Clinton lawyer.

During the exploratory talks with the prosecutor, the Clinton attorney was told that despite former FBI Director James Comey’s decision last July not to prosecute Hillary, the Justice Department has reexamined the email case and believes there are ample grounds for prosecuting Hillary on a number of counts…

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U.S. And Guam Shielded From North Korean Missiles By High-Tech Defenses – Washington Free Beacon

Amid growing missile threats from North Korea, American missile defenses based in Alaska, California, and Guam, as well as on Navy ships, are capable of knocking out North Korean nuclear missiles, according to military leaders and experts.

Missile Defense Agency Director Air Force Lt. General Samuel Greaves said Wednesday he is confident current defenses would be effective against Pyongyang’s missiles.

“Yes, we believe that the currently deployed ballistic missile defense system can meet today’s threat, and we’ve demonstrated that capability through testing,” Greaves told a conference in Alabama.

Contrary to critics who say ground-based interceptors and naval anti-missile systems are unreliable, retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Trey Obering, a former MDA director, says the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) provides the best protection from a long-range North Korean strike…

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General Mattis Warns North Korea Of ‘Destruction Of Its People’ – The Hill
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Defense Secretary James Mattis warned North Korea in stark terms on Wednesday that it faces devastation if it does not end its pursuit of nuclear weapons

“The DPRK must choose to stop isolating itself and stand down its pursuit of nuclear weapons,” Mattis said in the statement, referring to North Korea.

“The DPRK should cease any consideration of actions that would lead to the end of its regime and the destruction of its people.”

The Mattis remarks appeared intended to take on a complicated task: They both reined in Trump’s comments, while matching the president’s bellicose tone, which the administration argues has proven effective…

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Anti-Trump Fanatic Executes GOP Committeeman With Two Bullets To The Head While Victim’s Wife Watches – Gateway Pundit

A West Goshen, Pennsylvania man shot his GOP neighbor twice in the head and killed him late Monday night. Clayton Carter, an unhinged anti-Trump fanatic, shot his neighbor twice in the head on his neighbor’s property.

Clayton Carter has anti-Trump signs sprinkled on his lawn. He has a history of arguments with his neighbors.

The victim G. Brooks Jennings was murdered while his wife watched Clayton stand over her husband and shoot him in the head.

ABC6 reported:

A man is under arrest, accused of killing his next door neighbor in West Goshen, Chester County.

Police have charged Clayton Carter, 51, in the shooting death of G. Brooks Jennings.

Shortly before 8 p.m. Monday, police responded to the 300 block of Box Elder Drive for a dispute between Carter and Jennings about cursing and video recording in the back yard. Police said they were able to resolve that dispute…

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Trump Backer Kayleigh McEnany Leaves CNN To Become RNC Spokeswoman – Breitbart
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Kayleigh McEnany, an ardent supporter of President Donald Trump who was previously a CNN contributor, has left the network to join the Republican National Committee, the RNC is announcing on Monday afternoon. The move is yet another sign the GOP has become the party of President Trump, officially.

“I am excited to be joining the RNC at such an important and historic time in our country,” said McEnany in a statement the RNC provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release. “I’m eager to talk about Republican ideas and values and have important discussions about issues affecting Americans across this country.”

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel added that McEnany will help the RNC continue to solidify the GOP’s support for and message around President Trump’s successes moving into the 2018 midterm elections…

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WoW! Forum: What Will Be The Major Tech And Science Breakthroughs In The Next 10 Years?

Every week on Monday, the WoW! community and our invited guests weigh in at the Watcher’s Forum, short takes on a major issue of the day, the culture, or daily living. This week’s Question:What Do You Think Will Be The Major Tech And Science Breakthroughs In The Next 10 Years?

Mike McDaniel:Whooooo, as one of my favorite students used to say. I haven’t a clue, but no one has ever accused me of being unable to fill space with writing, so I’ll make some wild guesses, keeping firmly in mind that many such advancements come out of the blue. They’re usually things most of the public hasn’t been keeping in the “oh boy, wouldn’t be great if” mental file.

Firearms: Primarily because Donald Trump is in office, there may be money for basic upgrades that have been put off for far too long, particularly, our standard military rifle. Look for a new rifle in a slightly larger caliber, more on the order of .30 caliber, or something between that and the current 5.56 mm. I suspect the same basic rifle design will be used, as that would keep overall developmental and manufacturing costs low, but perhaps with the upgrades of the H&K version of the M4. We’d be smart to adapt the Israeli Tavor, but I doubt we’ll be able to ignore the “not invented here” syndrome. A civilian version of the same weapon would also be useful for hunting a much broader range of game than the current cartridge allows.

Science: We’ll be able to quantum teleport larger items over greater distances. The Star Trek transporter will remain fiction, but we’ll be able to do more. The commercial, and particularly military, applications are simply too lucrative for this not to be exploited.

Military: Our surface combatant warships will be equipped with multiple, powerful lasers, capable of not only shooting down drones, but missiles and aircraft, and of sinking at boats in the patrol boat class.

Our larger surface combatant warships will be equipped with electromagnetic railguns, capable of destroying virtually any ship at a very low cost per shot. Anything within 100 miles will be in grave danger from these weapons.

Our Air Force will be equipped with large, stealthy missile truck drones, capable of carrying far more missiles than our F22 or F35 fighters can manage. With the digital links of the F22, and particularly the F35, a few fighters could destroy a swarm of enemy fighters from safe distances, undetected. Such dedicated drones could theoretically carry a laser large and powerful enough to destroy enemy fighters. Our normal manned fighters aren’t large enough.

Computers: Moore’s law continues to hold. Computers will become smaller and far more powerful. An Apple Watch will have the features and capabilities of a contemporary laptop, limited only by holographic display technology. Sufficiently advanced models could eliminate the need for hand held cell phones entirely.

Look for true mental interfaces for computing. Sufficiently advanced display technology would eliminate the need for computer monitors.

Automotive: Self-driving cars will not become the future. The potential dangers, to say nothing of the legal liability for manufacturers and fleet operators, are simply too great. However, greatly enhanced safety features such as automatic braking (collision avoidance), back up danger detection, detectors for drivers nodding off, and a variety of other issues already in the tech pipeline will become commonplace.

Medicine: Effective treatments for Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as genetic therapies for a variety of illnesses will become commonplace. Therapies for many forms of cancer will become more effective, greatly extending life.

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All of this and more may be ours, if we’re not caught up in fighting a second civil war because the political elite would rather keep their perks and rule over the rubble than advance mankind and honor the Constitution. I’m not optimistic about our chances.

Rob Miller:There are several tech advances I think we’ll see in the next ten years.

I think AI and robotics are going to be HUGE, simply because they will replace a number of human workers in some surprising places. We’re already seeing that many companies are already automating many customer service and accounts receivable functions. It’s quite plausible that we may even see AI lawyers for some functions. And many factory jobs will go the same way. Many corporate fast food restaurants will be almost entirely automated except for a couple of management staff. Supermarket checkers could also become largely extinct. So could home delivery of pizza and other foods by humans. Drones are already doing this in a few places.

There are already robot brothels in Europe and Asia, and there’s no question that a number of working girls will soon be out of work as ‘sex robots’ get more and more advanced. And as prices come down, a realistic sex robot (of either sex) with changeable personas and/or a robot maid, housekeeper or butler could become quite common. Same with many secretarial duties.Robots and AI could even be used in war fighting instead of human personnel, perhaps controlled by humans behind the lines the way drones already are. And some people may even want to have robot, AI pets instead of dogs and cats.

I would predict there will also be a reaction of sorts to this, and certain restaurants, grocers, shops, brothels etc will also retain a place simply because many humans prefer to deal with humans. And a good many other jobs will open up, as they always do.

We will see vast improvements in medical technology. Micro surgery, organ transplants and even gene manipulation will be far more advanced and  commonplace. I would predict that we will even see the development of ‘farms’  where organs for transplant are grown and stored as needed.And a cure for most kinds of cancer will likely be discovered.

Look for virtual entertainment to take a huge leap, aside from the oversized cumbersome headphones. Now YOU can be part of the action!  I expect hologram technology to take a huge leap. Imagine a home theater where you could watch say, ‘Sunset Boulevard’ but give Bette Davis Gloria Swanson’s role and sub Kirk Douglas for William Holden. And perhaps even create, to some degree, your own ‘script?’ Much of the tech (if not quite all of it) already exists for that.

There are other things we will likely see, some pleasant, some unpleasant. A lot will depend on how much global strife there is and what forms it takes.

Laura Rambeau Lee : In many ways technology has made our lives easier but I worry about our youth growing up not really understanding why or how things actually work. We are growing too dependent on technology. Something as simple to grasp as counting change back is a lost art as today all one has to do is put in the amount tendered and a machine calculates the amount the cashier gives back to the customer. If the register breaks I fear many would be at a loss to make change anymore. It seems a lot of jobs are this way today with people relying on technology without really understanding or being able to make the calculation on their own or even understand the process. Our schools are doing a great disservice not teaching the basics of how to do things on our own without benefit of technology.

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Robotics will become more advanced and will be used much more in medicine, business and in our homes. We are already seeing autonomous cars being tested in some cities, something I hate to see being an avid car fan, but it seems to be inevitable.

As far as science and medicine we are really on the verge of some major breakthroughs. I saw firsthand when my mom was going through treatments for breast cancer that had metastasized to her liver what breakthroughs are on the horizon. She sought out and participated in experimental treatments. Both treatments had to do with delivery of chemotherapy directly into her tumors. In the first study at NIH she was treated with a chemotherapy drug coated with a lipid where they introduced the chemo directly into the tumors laparoscopically and then performed radio frequency ablation (high heat) on the chemo cells dissolving the lipid coating and leaving the chemotherapy drug directly in the tumors. The second set of treatments was similar but they used glass beads soaked with chemotherapy drugs which the doctor would place at the blood source that fed the tumors, blocking the blood flow to the tumors and again directing the chemo into the tumors. Both of these treatments killed the tumors, but being in her liver they would treat one lobe at a time and then six months later they would treat the other lobe. Unfortunately the liver regenerates, blood flows get restored and the tumors grow in other areas. By directly introducing chemo into the tumors it is much easier for a body to handle with less of the side effects of chemo infusions. She did this and fought the cancer in her liver for six years, something pretty much unheard of. Of all of the government agencies the National Institute of Heath is doing some amazing things and we should support their work. They are also creating vaccines from a patient’s own genetic material that is being used to kill cancer cells with promising results. I pray one day all cancers become curable. Many types already have high cure rates such as certain leukemias and Hodgkin’s disease.

Whatever the future advances in science and technology, we should focus on how it helps our lives and not allow it to replace how we teach and educate our children and grandchildren. We must not allow these advances to interfere with our personal relationships and communications with one another. They should always be considered as useful tools, nothing else.

Dave Schuler :It would be easier to predict what won’t happen but the question is about what will happen. Within ten years we’ll have small scale mass produced nuclear reactors. Additive manufacturing will wreak havoc on China, Inc.’s business plan because it will mean that transportation costs are more important than labor costs in determining an item’s cost.

I guess that’s all I’ve got…

Well, there it is!

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Bigotry finds a home on the Left

Take a peek at what N.Y. Rep Kathleen Rice (Dummy) has to say about the millions of NRA members and Dana Loesch in particular

Of course Rice has had other despicable comments as well

How classy. A United States Representative lying about millions of Americans for simply exercising a natural right like owning firearms. No, the NRA, nor Loesch, nor anyone else is encouraging violence against the media. Rice, of course knows this. But, Stalinists gonna be Stalinists so, who needs a moral compass right Rep Rice?