Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Sunday (01/21/18)


.
Arab MK Calls Mike Pence ‘Dangerous, Messianic,’ Will Boycott His Knesset Speech – Times Of Israel

Arab Israeli lawmakers will boycott Mike Pence’s speech to the Knesset, with the head of a coalition of Arab parties saying Saturday that the US vice president is “dangerous” and has a “messianic vision” that threatens the region.

Pence landed in Egypt Saturday to kick off a Middle East trip that will also include stops in Jordan and Israel, after canceling a December visit due to the passage of US tax reform.

Ahead of his arrival, Joint (Arab) List leader Ayman Odeh said MKs in his party would not attend Pence’s Knesset speech due to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

In a Twitter post Saturday, Odeh said his party would go through with an earlier promise to skip Pence’s address to the Knesset plenum.

“[Pence] is a dangerous man with a messianic vision that includes the destruction of the entire region,” he also said…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Muslim Starts Six Fires At Catholic University, Including The Daycare, Says “You Guys Are Lucky I Don’t Know How To Make Bombs” – Gateway Pundit
.

.
Tnuza Jamal Hassan, 19, of Minneapolis, was arrested this week after starting six to eight fires at St. Catherine University in Minneapolis.

Hassan told police, “You guys are lucky that l don’t know how to build a bomb because l would have done that.”

The Star Tribune reported:

A former St. Catherine University student charged with setting fires on the college’s St. Paul campus told police she did it because she’d “been reading about the U.S. military destroying schools in Iraq or Afghanistan and she felt that she should do exactly the same thing,” according to a criminal complaint filed Friday…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Turkish Troops Attack Kurdish Enclave In Northern Syria – Chicago Tribune

Turkish troops and Syrian opposition forces attacked a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria on Sunday in their bid to drive a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the region.

Turkish officials said the troops entered Afrin a day after dozens of Turkish jets and artillery units at the border pounded Syrian Kurdish targets. A spokesman for the Kurdish fighters said the attack was repelled.

Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish militia, known as the People’s Protection Units, or YPG, a terror organization and a security threat because of its affiliation to Kurdish rebels fighting in southeastern Turkey.

The group controls Afrin, in Syria’s northwestern Aleppo province, as well as a swath of territory to the east along Turkey’s border. The YPG also forms the backbone of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the main U.S. ally against the Islamic State group in Syria.

The state-run Anadolu Agency said the Turkish-backed fighters had penetrated 5 kilometers (3 miles) into Afrin as part of the offensive, codenamed Olive Branch…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Trump Releases New Ad: Democrats ‘Complicit In Every Murder Committed By Illegal Immigrants’ – Breitbart
.

.
Democrats are “complicit” in illegal immigrant violent crime and murder so long as they continue blocking funding for a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and hold up negotiations on pro-American immigration reforms, President Trump’s new campaign ad states.

The ad was released a day after Senate Democrats voted to shut down the federal government because the spending bill to keep the government open did not include amnesty for at least 3.5 million illegal aliens, as Breitbart News reported.

Luis Bracamontes, a 37-year-old illegal alien from Mexico who allegedly shot and killed Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver in October 2017, is featured in the ad, saying in the courtroom during his murder trial that he wished he “had killed more of the motherf*ckers.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
The Eight Cancers That Could Be Diagnosed With A Single Blood Test: It Detects Tumors In Up To 98% Of Patients Before They Develop Symptoms – Daily Mail

A single blood test detects cancers with up to 98 percent accuracy in patients without any symptoms, new research suggests. The assessment, known as CancerSEEK, picks up on DNA shed by mutating cells into the blood. The test can diagnose at least eight different types of cancer from ovarian to breast.

Although the test’s accuracy varies according to the type of cancer, it averages at around 70 percent, which is better than any available early-diagnosis method, according to the researchers.

It is also able to detect the origins in around 80 percent of cases, the study found. If given as part of a routine-screening programme, the researchers believe the test could catch tumors early, maximizing patients’ chances of surviving.

Study author Professor Bert Vogelstein from John Hopkins University, said: ‘This test represents the next step in changing the focus of cancer research from late-stage disease to early disease, which I believe will be critical to reducing cancer deaths in the long term.’…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
NSA “Sincerely Regrets” Deleting All Bush-Era Surveillance Data It Was Ordered To Preserve – Zero Hedge
.

.
There is a growing consensus among many observers in Washington that the national security agencies have become completely politicized over the past seventeen years and are now pursuing selfish agendas that actually endanger what remains of American democracy.

As Philip Giraldi notes, up until recently it has been habitual to refer to such activity as the Deep State, which is perhaps equivalent to the Establishment in that it includes financial services, the media, major foundations and constituencies, as well as lobbying groups, but we are now witnessing an evolutionary process in which the national security regime is exercising power independently.

Nowhere is that “independence” of the ‘state within a state’ more evident than in the blatant and egregious news this week that The National Security Agency destroyed surveillance data it pledged to preserve…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
DOJ Files Notice Of Intent To Re-Try Democrat Senator Menendez On Bribery And Corruption Charges – Breitbart

The Department of Justice filed a notice of intent on Friday to re-try Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen on public corruption charges. The notice, which was filed with a federal court in the District of New Jersey, was only four sentences long:

The United States files this notice of intent to retry the defendants and requests that the Court set the case for retrial at the earliest possible date. Defendants Robert Menendez and Salomon Melgen have been indicted for bribery and corruption by two separate grand juries properly empaneled in the District of New Jersey.

The first trial ended in a mistrial with a deadlocked jury. An early retrial date is in the best interests of the public, and the United States is available to schedule a retrial at the Court’s earliest convenience.

The notice of intent to retry was signed by Annalou Tirol, acting chief of the DOJ’s Public Integrity Unit…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Tom Petty’s Autopsy Reveals He Died Of An Accidental Drug Overdose – Circa
.

.
Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.

His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications.

The statement was posted moments before the Los Angeles coroner’s office issued its official findings, which confirmed that Petty had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system.

They say Petty suffered from emphysema, a fractured hip and knee problems that caused him pain but he was still committed to touring…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
GOP lawmaker: ‘Something’s Not Adding Up’ On Las Vegas Shooting – The Hill

A GOP lawmaker on Thursday night disputed local and federal investigators’ claim that October’s Las Vegas shooting was not a terrorist incident.

“I smell a rat like a lot of Americans. Nothing’s adding up,” Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said on Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“It’s been four months, as you said, the man’s dead, they said he’s a lone gunman, lone shooter, yet we can’t get the autopsy results,” Perry continued.

“But even more troubling than that, I’ve been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence, credible information, regarding terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident,” he said.

Perry did not share what information he was privy to, but said the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) warned multiple times last year it would attack Las Vegas, then took credit for the attack…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Prototypes Of Trump’s Border Wall Thwarted U.S. Commandos In Tests – Circa
.

.
Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Trump’s proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press.

Military special forces based in Florida and U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) special units spent three weeks trying to breach and scale the eight models in San Diego, using jackhammers, saws, torches and other tools and climbing devices, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the information was not authorized for public release.

A CBP report on the tests identifies strengths and flaws of each design but does not pick an overall winner or rank them…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Illinois State University Holding $14,000 Conference On Microagressions In The Age Of Trump – Washington Free Beacon

Illinois State University will be holding a two-day conference next month devoted to microaggressions in the age of President Donald Trump.

ISU will be hosting “Social, Ethnic, and Racial Boundaries on Campus and Community in the 21st Century: Microaggressions in Everyday Life,” at the Bone Student Center over the weekend of Feb. 9, free and open to the campus and local community.

The theme of Friday‘s session is titled “Race and Immigration Under the Trump Administration” and Saturday will examine “Microaggressions in Everyday Life.”

The topics will include lectures on how a microaggression is different from racism, sexism, and age-segregation; the social, emotional, and academic cost of campus microaggressions; microaggressions in the classroom; and how to integrate diversity into curriculum, so all students learn about power, privilege, and equity in the United States.

Yolanda Flores Niemann, a psychology professor at the University of North Texas, will deliver the keynote address…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Trump Becomes First Sitting President To Address Pro-Life March – WorldNetDaily
.

.
President Trump Friday became the first sitting president to address the pro-life March for Life, which was holding its 45th event since the creation by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1973 of the right to abortion in its Roe v. Wade decision.

He was speaking to a crowd at the Rose Garden at the White House, but his remarks were broadcast to the nearby National Mall, where an estimated 100,000 gathered to mark and mourn the advent of legalized abortion in America. Since 1973, abortion has killed an estimated 60 million unborn children.

Pro-life efforts are gaining momentum in the Trump era, with congressional plans to eliminate the roughly half a billion dollars that American taxpayers give annually to the abortion industry’s leading player, Planned Parenthood…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Furious Whole Foods Shoppers Report Empty Shelves At Stores Across The U.S. – PJ Media

Shoppers at Whole Foods Markets across the U.S. have been astonished to discover empty shelves at their local stores in recent months, with one customer describing the stores as “the Soviet Safeway.” Barclay analysts found stores in disarray with “entirely empty” shelves and deteriorating produce, Business Insider reported.

“Analysts said they encountered ‘high’ out-of-stock issues last week in every department of one Midwest store across both private-label items and branded items,” according to the report. One East Coast store had “extraordinary” inventory problems, according to the analyst.

“The store had no bananas and the supply of eggs and Tropicana products was very low,” the analyst reported. “Entire displays, refrigerated cases, and end caps were completely empty. The prepared foods hot bar was entirely empty.”

This follows a December story that found dozens of shoppers reporting “bruised, discolored, tasteless, and rotten produce in Whole Foods stores from California to New York over the past couple of months.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Former Secret Service Agent Warns ‘Devastating’ FISA Memo Set To ‘Expose’ Obama – Gateway Pundit
.

.
The House Intel panel’s passage of New York Republican Rep. Peter King’s motion to release the FISA abuse memo to fellow House members has rocked Washington, D.C.

Lawmakers from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) have called for the classified memo’s immediate release. According to Fox News contributor Sara Carter, the contents of the memo are so “explosive,” that it could end special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe once and for all.

Former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino warned the release of the FISA report will destroy the image of his former boss Barack Obama.

“Take it to the bank, the FBI/FISA docs are devastating for the Dems…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Las Vegas Police Won’t Release Video Of Mass Murderer Paddock, Admit Other Suspects Investigated – Washington Standard

Following the unsealing of documents that indicate Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had help in the deadly shooting that took place on October 1, 2017, Las Vegas Metro Police (LVMPD) have said they would not be releasing information they have withheld, including video of Paddock in the Mandalay Bay Hotel because there is an ongoing investigation and suspects are still being investigated with possible charges to be filed.

In the previous report, we saw that Paddock’s girlfriend, Mari Lou Danley, is still considered a suspect and at least one other person, according to the documents.

On Tuesday, in a district courtroom, this was all confirmed by attornies for LVMPD when questioned by an attorney for several media outlets who wanted information to be released.

LVMPD attorney Nick Crosby told District Court Judge Elissa Cadish that the information simply could not be released at this time due to an investigation that might lead to charges.

“Without naming names, there are potential charges against other people…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Secretary DeVos: Common Core Is Dead At Department Of Education – Palm Beach Post
.

.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech today in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.”

She announced the death of Common Core, at least in her federal agency.

DeVos also decried the federal government’s initiatives to improve education. “We saw two presidents from different political parties and philosophies take two different approaches. Federally mandated assessments. Federal money. Federal standards. All originated in Washington, and none solved the problem. Too many of America’s students are still unprepared,” she said.

And she touched on a favorite topic, school choice…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Illegal Alien Accused Of Stabbing Stranger In The Neck At California Market Has Been Deported 7 Times – Fox News

A man accused of an “unprovoked and brutal stabbing” at a market in California last month is an illegal immigrant with a criminal record who had been previously deported seven times, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman told Fox News.

Ricardo Velasquez-Romero, 39, who also goes by the name Eulalio Miniz Orozco, was arrested last month after local police say he stabbed a 61-year-old man in the neck at Lola’s Market in Santa Rosa on Dec. 21.

Department of Homeland Security databases indicate Velasquez-Romero “has been repatriated to his native Mexico seven times since 2007,” a spokesman for ICE said.

“Records indicate Mr. Velasquez also has multiple prior criminal convictions, including those from felony drug and weapons charges,” said James Schwab, a spokesman in San Francisco for ICE.

Schwab said ICE has placed a detainer on the suspect with the Sonoma County Jail, indicating a desire to take custody of him when released from local custody…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Movie Attendance Hits 24 Year Low – Breitbart
.

.
With movie attendance dropping to a 24-year low, there was no good news for the film business in 2017. For two decades, the movie business has not been a growth business. This year might be remembered as the year the film business finally began to contract.

Hollywood will try and hide behind the fact that this is the third year in a row that ticket sales have grossed $11 billion in North America, but that is all glitter. To begin with, ticket prices had to increase by nearly 4 percent in just one year to reach that number.

Moreover, 20 years ago the average production cost of a movie was $29 million. In 2002, that jumped to $59 million. Today, marketing alone – this does not even include production – can hit $200 million…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Amazon Unveils 20 City Finalists For HQ2, Expects To Create 50,000 Jobs In Winning City – Zero Hedge

On Thursday morning, Amazon announced that it had reviewed 238 proposals from across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to host HQ2, the company’s second headquarters in North America, and has has chosen the following 20 metropolitan areas to move to the next phase of the process (in alphabetical order):

* Atlanta, GA
* Austin, TX
* Boston, MA
* Chicago, IL
* Columbus, OH
* Dallas, TX
* Denver, CO
* Indianapolis, IN
* Los Angeles, CA
* Miami, FL…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Snotty, Leftist TV Host Gets Stumped By Anti-PC Professor – Daily Caller
.

.
A professor left a left-wing TV host speechless Tuesday after the host asked him why his right to free speech should take priority over transgender individuals’ right not to be offended.

Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman posed a question to University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson, reported The Spectator.

“Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a trans person’s right not to be offended?” asked Newman.

“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive,” Peterson said. “I mean, look at the conversation we’re having right now. You’re certainly willing to risk offending me in the pursuit of truth. Why should you have the right to do that? It’s been rather uncomfortable.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
India Test-Fires Nuclear-Capable ICBM Agni-V – Times Of India

India on Thursday morning successfully conducted the “first pre-induction trial” of its over 5,000-km range Agni-V intercontinental ballistic missile, which brings the whole of Asia and China as well parts of Europe and Africa within its nuclear strike envelope.

Sources said the country’s most formidable missile will undergo one more such pre-induction trial “within this year” before it is inducted into the Agni-V regiment already raised by the tri-Service Strategic Forces Command (SFC) with the requisite command and control structures.

Once that happens, India will gate-crash into the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs (missiles with a range of over 5,000-5,500km) like the U.S., Russia, China, France and the UK. While a belligerent North Korea over the last six-seven month has rattled the U.S. with tests of its two new ICBMs, Hwasong-14 and Hwasong-15, expert opinion is still divided whether they are fully-operational and deployed as of now.

India, of course, wants a credible strategic deterrent against an aggressive and expansionist China…

MORE

.

.

Wanna talk about “fake news”?

If you wish to read a bit of fallacious ranting look at this by Jerry Ianelli who takes clueless to new lows. This is so bad I cannot discern if he is just lying, or is really just a buffoon. I mean this is writing so bad Slate and Salon wouldn’t run it. 

Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, which lets you shoot anyone who threatens your life, even if you provoked the encounter, is so shitty it’s been clearly tied to a huge uptick in murders since it was passed in 2005.

Actually, the only “uptick” in homicides in Florida since Stand Your Ground was passed has been in justifiable homicides, AKA self-defense

It sucks so bad it let George Zimmerman kill 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida, in 2012. It sucks so bad that the incident basically created the modern Black Lives Matter movement. Yet Florida legislators last year voted to strengthen the law and make it easier for people to kill others and invoke Stand Your Ground protections.

Wow, is he still pushing the Saint Trayvon narrative? But of course he is. Martin brutally attacked and was trying to kill or at the very least seriously injure George Zimmerman, who shot in self-defense. There was a trial, Zimmerman was rightfully acquitted. And finally, that shooting was NOT a SYG case. Even without that law, Zimmerman would have been justified in shooting Saint Trayvon

But today, Hollywood, Florida Rep. Shevrin Jones formally introduced a bill to repeal the state’s Stand Your Ground law. In the state’s Republican-dominated, National Rifle Association-worshipping Legislature, the bill faces a steep uphill battle. Regardless, Jones has filed HB 6073 in an attempt to right what he says is a law that encourages Floridians to murder one another.

Another obligatory attack on the NRA, and the inference that SYG laws encourage people to “shoot first”, which, of course is asinine. And, Ianelli is really angry that those who shoot in self-defense get due process

Then state legislators last year passed a bill that made it even easier to invoke the law after killing someone: Last year’s measure shifted the burden of proof in Stand Your Ground cases onto prosecutors, who now must prove murder suspects were not defending themselves if they invoke the law. Previously, defendants had to show they shot in self-defense.

What? prosecutors have to prove guilt? Oh no not that! Go read the whole thing, it is truly sad. 

What if activists stopped whining and started fixing problems for a change?

Take this clown for example

A parent wants “To Kill A Mockingbird” banned because racial slurs give “power over people of color,” according to a Thursday report.

Tujama Kameeta, who has a son at Monona Grove High School in Monona, Wisc., is trying to get the school to ban the book due to its racial slurs, reported Madison 365. The school will conduct a formal review process of author Harper Lee’s classic book.

“The n-word is used so many times that it numbs the readers to its potency,” said Kameeta in a statement obtained by Madison 365. “Reading the book just perpetuates racists thoughts and attitudes in a school district that actively discriminates against children of color.”

The book is a classic, and, is in no way racist. I wonder if Tujama speaks out against rap music? If hearing the word nigger, which is used repeatedly in rap is so potent then certainly rap is a bigger danger to Black youth is it not?

Kameeta believes that Atticus Finch “reinforces the Hollywood stereotype of the white savior” and complained about what he perceived to be a lack of black agency in the book. The parent claimed the existence of racial inequality in the 83 percent white Monona Grove School District, noting that white student literacy increased while black student literacy decreased in the region from 2016 to 2017.

Well, Tujama, it seems working to teach Black kids to read, which would be a wonderful thing would yield far more positive results than seeking to ban a book. Imagine that idea, teaching kids to read rather than telling what they can read. But activists are going to be activists, and all too often that means promoting division, anger, and false narratives rather than actually fixing problems.

The Cult of Gun Control’s tenuous relationship with reality

No one should “need” a gun in a church is a cry we hear from gun control supporters all the time. Ideally speaking, they are right. But idealism is never going to trump reality. And,the reality is this. There are some bad/evil/psychotic people in the world, and they seek easy targets. Giving up one’s right to self-defense will never deter one of these predators

When the parishioners at one Oswego County church gather for worship each week, many of them are armed. And it’s no secret. The Lighthouse Mexico Church of God even advertises that its not a gun-free zone – a response to the frequent mass shootings in the country that’s the subject of some debate.

Russell has encouraged his people to bring their firearms to church since 2013 when Dylan Roof walked into the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina and killed nine people. The church places that no gun-free zone advisory on its website, warning anyone who might target them.

“If it’s out there, ‘wait a minute churches are starting to arm themselves’, then it’s going to put a question mark in those people’s minds that want to cause a shooting,” Russell said. “Are they going to come to this church where they know – and you had probably five or six armed people in this church today – or are you going up the street where, you know, well that church up there, they don’t have nobody? Where are they going to go? They aren’t going to come here to be challenged.”

The pastor grasps reality, as do his parishioners. Does this mean they are 100% safe? No, but, it means they are not a soft target. Members of the Cult of Gun Control, however, reject common sense

But SUNY Cortland political science professor Robert Spitzer says it’s actually the least desirable way to deal with violence problems. Spitzer, who has written extensively about gun control, says there’s little to no evidence that so-called good guys with a gun provide meaningful help in a mass shooting.

“There have been some studies of the statistical likelihood of an armed civilian actually being able to provide meaningful help in such a situation, it’s vanishingly small,” Spitzer said. “You almost can’t measure it.”

Spitzer says well-intentioned civilians with guns who try to thwart mass shootings typically add to the mayhem and confusion for police.

Spitzer prefers to live with his head in the sand. There have been cases where armed civillians stopped mass shootings. Yes, the examples are few. But, mass shotings are very rare too. And, the fact is this. Every mass shooting I can hink of occurred in a “gun-free zone”. Again, predators seek soft targets. That is reality, and those who reject reality in favor of idealism are fools

Leave it to Democrats

Animal has a tale of a Democrat wishing to trample liberty

Senate candidate from Texas wants to make year of ‘service to country’ mandatory.  My reply:  Fuck off, slaver.  Excerpts follow, with my comments:

CORSICANA, Texas – Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke hopes to introduce a bill to Congress this year that would require all young people to spend at least a year “in service to this country.”

Get that, True Believers?  Required.  No opting out.  Everybody is required, by law, to participate, or else (presumably) the Imperial government will send men with guns out to get you; compliance will be forced.  Under the law only government can legally initiate the use of force, and would-be Senator O-Rourke is proposing to do so, to use men with guns to enforce this idiotic law.

There’s a word for involuntary servitude encoded in law, Mr. O’Rourke, and it ain’t a pretty one.

O’Rourke, who currently represents the 16th District of Texas, which includes El Paso, held a town hall in Corsicana on Thursday and shared his idea with those in attendance.

O’Rourke’s idea would require “every young person,” regardless of their socioeconomic background, to serve their country in some way whether that be in military service, a medical unit, a teaching unit etc.

Sorry, but this is not how liberty works. And, I would say the same if a Republican had come up with this little slice of totalitarianism. I have heard some Conservatives say everyone should be compelled to serve in the military for a couple of years. Uh, how about no. Again, that is not how liberty works

Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Thursday (01/18/18)


.
CNN Wins Big Time In Trump’s Fake News Awards – Daily Caller
.

.
President Donald Trump unveiled his fake news awards Wednesday night with four prizes to CNN, two to The New York Times and one each for ABC News, Newsweek, Time magazine, and The Washington Post.

The awards to CNN included falsely reporting “that candidate Donald Trump and his son Donald J. Trump, Jr. had access to hacked documents from WikiLeaks,” along with editing “a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding.”

The other two awards to CNN were for retracting a story about Anthony Scaramucci and reporting that “former FBI Director James Comey would dispute President Trump’s claim that he was told he is not under investigation.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
U.S. Unemployment Claims Fall To 222,000, Lowest In 44 Years – U.S. News

The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell last week to the lowest level since Richard Nixon was president.

THE NUMBERS: The Labor Department said Thursday that claims for jobless aid dropped by 22,000 to 222,000, fewest since March 1973. The less volatile four-week average slid by 9,500 to 248,250, lowest since late August.

The overall number of Americans collecting unemployment checks dropped to 1.89 million, lowest since December 1973 and down nearly 9 percent from a year ago.

THE TAKEAWAY: Unemployment claims are a proxy for layoffs. The low level suggests that employers are confident enough in the economy to hold onto workers.

The unemployment rate last month hit a 16-year low 4.2 percent. Employers cut 33,000 jobs in September – the first monthly drop in nearly seven years – but only because Hurricanes Harvey and Irma rattled the economies of Texas and Florida; hiring is expected to bounce back…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
FBI Investigating Millions Of “Mishandled” Dollars Funneled From Australian Government To Clinton Foundation – Zero Hedge
.

.
The FBI has asked retired Australian policeman-turned investigative journalist, Michael Smith, to provide information he has gathered detailing multiple allegations of the Clinton Foundation receiving tens of millions of mishandled taxpayer funds, according to LifeZette.

“I have been asked to provide the FBI with further and better particulars about allegations regarding improper donations to the CF funded by Australian taxpayers,” Smith told LifeZette.

Of note, the Clinton Foundation received some $88 million from Australian taxpayers between 2006 and 2014, reaching its peak in 2012-2013 – which was coincidentally (we’re sure) Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s last year in office.

Smith names several key figures in his complaints of malfeasance, including Bill and Hillary Clinton…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Illegal Alien Charged With Killing Two Cops Wishes He “Had Killed More Of The Motherfuckers” – Fox News

An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a “coward.”

Prosecutor Rod Norgaard recounted the events that led to the death of Sheriff’s Deputy Danny Oliver outside a Sacramento motel in October 2014, and described how Oliver’s partner, Deputy Scott Brown, was able to retreat from the heavy gunfire.

Luis Enrique Monroy Bracamontes, 37, the alleged killer, interrupted the court when he grinned and called Brown a “coward.”

Bracamontes was scolded by the Sacramento Superior Court judge, The Sacramento Bee reported.

“I wish I had killed more of the mother——s,” Bracamontes told the court. He continued: “I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me. There’s no need for a f—ing trial.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Trump Effect: Apple Announces $350 Billion Investment In U.S. Economy, 20,000 New Jobs – Breitbart
.

.
Apple announced in a press release on Wednesday that the company will be investing $350 billion into the U.S. economy over the next five years.

According to a press release, Apple plans to create 20,000 new jobs in the United States over the next five years thanks to a $350 billion capital investment.

Combining new investments and Apple’s current pace of spending with domestic suppliers and manufacturers – an estimated $55 billion for 2018 – Apple’s direct contribution to the US economy will be more than $350 billion over the next five years, not including Apple’s ongoing tax payments, the tax revenues generated from employees’ wages and the sale of Apple products…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
First Somali Police Officer In Maine Arrested For Assault And Battery – Daily Caller

The first Somali person to become a police officer in Maine was arrested Saturday night for disrupting a concert and heads to court Wednesday to face multiple charges for her behavior.

The 24-year-old police officer, Zahra Munye Abu, was arrested Saturday night at Palladium Nightclub in Worcester, Mass., for assault and battery and was charged with three other counts of misdemeanor, according to the Portland Press Herald. Abu was bailed out of jail at 1 a.m. Sunday, but the bail amount has not been disclosed.

“She was (given) several opportunities to leave and refused. Eventually she was placed under arrest,” Worcester police Sgt. Kerry F. Hazelhurst said.

Abu, who previously served the city of Portland as an officer, has been put on paid administrative leave until the court resolves her case, according to Portland Police Chief, Michael Sauschuck. “The Portland Police Department was notified late Saturday night of the arrest of Police Officer Zahra Abu in Worcester, Massachusetts,” Sauschuck said, the Portland Press Herald reports…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Trump’s DHS Preparing To Arrest Leaders Of Sanctuary Cities – Washington Times
.

.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen confirmed Tuesday that her department has asked federal prosecutors to see if they can lodge criminal charges against sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal deportation efforts.

“The Department of Justice is reviewing what avenues may be available,” Ms. Nielsen told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her confirmation came after California’s new sanctuary law went into effect Jan. 1, severely restricting cooperation the state or any of its localities could offer.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan says those policies put his officers and local communities at more risk because they have to arrest illegal immigrants out in the community…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
‘Dreamer’-Age Illegals Have Crime Rate Double Young Americans – Breitbart

DACA-aged illegals commit crimes at twice the rate of young Americans, says a comprehensive summary of crimes and convictions in Arizona during the past 32 years.

The report punctures claims by pro-amnesty advocates that young ‘dreamer’ illegals are vital to U.S. industry and civic life, and indicate that any amnesty will ensure that many more crimes – including murders and rapes – will be inflicted against Americans and legal immigrants, including Hispanics and blacks.

The report says:

Unfortunately, if the goal of DACA is to give citizenship to a particularly law-abiding group of undocumented immigrants, it is accomplishing the opposite of what was intended. As Table 8 shows, DACA age eligible undocumented immigrants are 250% more likely to be convicted of crimes than their share of the population. Those too old for DACA status are convicted at a relatively low rates (45.7% more than their share of the Arizona population)…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Democrats Transforming ‘Golden State’ Into Third-World Shithole – Conservative Tribune

If there’s any one state in this august union that could be properly termed socialist, California would certainly be in the running.

After all, the Golden State is where taxes are high, the so-called “safety net” is wide, economic growth is low and anyone who disagrees with leftist orthodoxy is chased off of state-run college campuses.

Well, if you want to call California socialist, all we can say is this: We’ve seen the future, and it doesn’t work. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this video showing the homelessness in Orange County, California. It’s a 10-minute bike ride through one of the largest shantytowns in America:
.

.
MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Why Hijab Hoax Girl Lied – Jamie Glazov

To gain power, totalitarian movements always portray themselves as victims. And while they are in the process of abusing, they cry in front of the world posing as the abused. They stage “hate-crime” attacks against themselves because hate crimes are their political and cultural capital. When those hate-crimes don’t exist, they must be invented.

We are witnessing precisely this phenomenon at this very moment in regards to the myriad hoax “hate-crimes” that anti-Trump forces are manufacturing out of thin air and blaming on Trump supporters. The media are bolstering the entire hallucination process, with CNN leading the way.

Central to the whole narrative is the supposed “Islamophobic” anti-Muslim crime-wave sweeping the nation. The rumors spread and the media regurgitates the lies without any evidence to back them up. And then, after the hoaxes are debunked one by one, the media is, by that time, bored and no longer interested…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
U.S. Military Receives Biggest Pay Increase In 8 Years – Epoch Times
.

.
Members of the U.S. military will receive their biggest pay increase in eight years this month. President Donald Trump approved the pay rise of 2.4 percent for uniformed service members, and 1.9 percent for federal workers, in an executive order on Dec. 22.

The pay is an increase from the 2.1 percent increase the military service members received in 2017, and the biggest since 2010 when they received a 3.4 percent increase. The pay increase had been included in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Trump signed on Dec. 12.

The act saw an overall increase in military spending and the acquisition of new defense equipment. Among the budgeted expenses are F-35 Joint Strike fighters, ground combat vehicles, and Virginia-class submarines…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
GOP Raises Record $85 Million; In ‘Great Shape’ To Maintain Congressional Majority – OANN

House Republicans set a new fundraising record ahead of the 2018 midterms as the GOP is set on maintaining a majority in Congress. The National Republican Congressional Committee, or NRCC, raised a whopping $85 million ahead of this year’s midterm elections.

The NRCC said their 2017 fundraising exceeds the previous record set in 2003 by over $12 million. The committee currently has almost $44 million cash in hand.

The GOP is heading into midterm elections with its ‘Great American Comeback’ campaign, bringing back opportunity and economic prosperity for the middle class.

“Businesses staying here, businesses expanding, businesses investing in capital, workers getting wage increases, workers getting bonuses, better benefits, 401K’s, maternity leave, all of those kinds of things are now being announced and it’s only been 20 days,” said Speaker Paul Ryan on the Trump administration’s recent successes following the GOP tax bill.

Overall, RNC fundraising is forecast to hit a record $130 million for the past year…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Obama’s ICE Didn’t Follow Procedure For Checking Illegal Aliens’ Ties To Terrorism – Washington Free Beacon
.

.
During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit.

The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors, where ICE officials were not in compliance with security standards.

“ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) faces challenges in implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP) screening process…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Pentagon Planning Two New Nuclear Weapons – The Hill

The U.S. is planning to develop two new nuclear weapons, including a “low yield” warhead, according to a Wall Street Journal report. That low-yield warhead would be used with the Trident missile, a rocket deployed on U.S. Navy submarines, according to the Journal.

The Pentagon is also planning to develop a new nuclear-armed cruise missile that would also be deployed at sea. That plan would reintroduce a system to the U.S. nuclear arsenal that was retired in 2010. The recommendations for the new weapons are laid out in the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review, which was commissioned last year by President Trump.

HuffPost published an unclassified draft copy of the review last week, though the Pentagon has said that the draft is “pre-decisional.”

Still, the plans to develop the new nuclear weapons come in response to growing military threats from Russia and China, which the Pentagon says are moving toward an embrace of nuclear weapons in their strategies…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Winning: Trump’s Support Among Black People Has Doubled Since 2016 – Breitbart
.

.
Two new polls show President Donald Trump’s rising support among black voters, highlighting his political gains from pushing employers to hire Americans instead of lower-wage migrants.

The growing support from blacks – despite furious Democratic claims of racism – could become a shocking political validation in November when Trump will face millions of upper-income Democratic voters who are angry at his “Buy American, Hire American” policies.

Among black men, Trump’s “2017 average approval rating significantly exceeds his 2016 vote share,” admitted a January 11 article in the Atlantic by author Ronald Brownstein. “23 percent of black men approved of Trump’s performance versus 11 percent of black women,” said the article…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Palestinians Attempt To Bomb 1,000 Jewish Pilgrims Visiting Joseph’s Tomb, Judaism’s Third Holiest Site – Breitbart

On Tuesday, Palestinians attempted to bomb Joseph’s Tomb, considered Judaism’s third holiest site, during a visit there earlier today by about 1,000 Jewish pilgrims.

The Times of Israel reports:

Army sappers detonated a cellphone-operated explosive device that was apparently planted by Palestinians at the entrance to the Joseph’s Tomb holy site in the city of Nablus early Tuesday morning, ahead of a visit by approximately 1,000 Jewish worshipers, the army said.

There were no injuries or significant damage caused by the controlled blast, and the pilgrimage to the shrine continued as planned, an Israel Defense Forces spokesperson said.

The 1,000 or so worshipers were escorted to Joseph’s Tomb – believed to be the burial site of the biblical patriarch – by IDF soldiers, border guards and Israel Police officers, the army said. According to the military, as the group was leaving the area, local residents began to throw rocks at the troops and the buses, causing no injuries…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Dow Surpasses 26,000 In Record Time – Fox Business
.

.
The Dow Jones industrial average crossed the 26,000 point milestone at the opening bell on Tuesday, in a record-setting seven sessions.

The latest 1,000 point milestone move broke the previous record of 23 sessions when the Dow moved from 24,000 to 25,000 points.

The U.S. stock and bond markets were closed on Monday in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, though stock market index futures gained. On Tuesday, a big chunk of the Dow’s gains could be attributed to UnitedHealth Group (UNH) which was surging in the pre-market session after a big earnings and revenue beat.

On Friday, stocks booked their second-straight week of gains and ended at record levels…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Why California Is The ‘Poverty Capital Of America’ – Rick Moran

An excellent op-ed in the L.A. Times today by Kerry Jackson is on why California – with its liberal politics and generous welfare system – is the “poverty capital of America.”

According to the Census Bureau, one out of five California residents is poor. This despite the state’s per capita GDP rising twice as fast in the last five years as the national average. From 1992 to 2015, state and local governments spent nearly $1 trillion to help the poor. The state, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.

Jackson then reaches the not so astonishing conclusion: “The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse.”

One of the big reasons for this is the total lack of welfare reform that would require those receiving government assistance to work.

The state and local bureaucracies that implement California’s antipoverty programs, however, resisted pro-work reforms…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Hidden Camera: Hundreds Of Twitter Employees Paid To View “Everything You Post Online” Including Private “Sex Messages” – Project Veritas
.

.
Project Veritas has released undercover footage of Twitter Engineers and employees admitting that Twitter employees view all of your private messages on their servers and analyze it to create a “virtual profile” of you which they sell to advertisers.

The footage features four current Twitter software engineers–Conrado Miranda, Clay Haynes, Pranay Singh, and Mihai Alexandru Florea.

Haynes, who was featured in part one of the Twitter exposé, admitted in a January 6, 2018 meeting that Twitter has hired hundreds employees with the express purpose of looking at these “d*ck pics,” stating:

“There’s teams dedicated to it. I mean, we’re talking, we’re talking three or four – at least, three or four hundred people. Yes, they’re paid to look at d*ck pics.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Illegal Alien Who Threatened To Kill Fellow Bus Passengers Had Been Deported 5 Times – Truthfeed

In yet another instance of our broken immigration system failing Americans, an illegal alien who allegedly threatened to kill passengers recently on a Greyhound bus and led police on a chase from Wisconsin to Illinois has been revealed to be a multiple-deportee.

Fox News reports that Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, was in the U.S. illegally and had been returned to Mexico the previous five times that Border Patrol agents encountered him in the U.S.

Last Friday night someone aboard a Greyhound bus alerted police that another passenger – Vargas-Rosas of Chicago – was pacing the aisle toward the back of the bus, threatening to kill people. He reportedly appeared to pull what passengers thought was a weapon from his waistband.

Milwaukee and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office Deputies attempted to pull the bus over, but Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said the confused bus driver “thought it was a training exercise by law enforcement.”…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Hijab ‘Attack’ Condemned By Leftist Prime Minister Of Canada Turns Out To Be A Hoax – Daily Caller
.

.
An 11-year-old Toronto girl who claimed she was attacked because of her hijab fabricated the story, according to local police.

The story of Kwalah Noman received international coverage last week after she and her family held a press conference calling for hate crime charges against a man she claimed attacked her on her way to school.

“I felt really scared and confused,” Noman said on Friday.

She told police that while she was walking to school with her brother, a man wearing a black hoodie approached her from behind, pulled her hijab from her jacket, and cut it with scissors.

“I screamed. The man just ran away. We followed this crowd of people to be safe. He came again…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Federal Appeals Court Upholds Tennessee Ballot Measure That Removes Right To Abortion From State Constitution – The Chattanoogan

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a 2014 Tennessee ballot amendment that removed the right to an abortion from the state constitution.

Amendment 1 won by a 53 percent margin. Eight voters had sought a recount. They won at the trial court level.

David Fowler of the Family Action Council of Tennessee hailed the decision. He said, “Today, by a 3-0 opinion, the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the vote in 2014 by the people of Tennessee to amend their state Constitution to strip out a ‘right to abortion’ that our Tennessee Supreme Court found in our state Constitution back in 2000! To our knowledge, it is the first-ever vote in the United States to overturn a ‘constitutional right’ to abortion at the state level.

“This victory began 17 years ago this month when the first resolution that would become this constitutional amendment was filed. It took 10 years to get it through the legislative process. And it’s been tied up in court since November 2014…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Traitor Tranny Manning Files To Run For U.S. Senate In Maryland – Daily Caller
.

.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender former Army private who was convicted under the Espionage Act for stealing classified government documents, has filed to run for U.S. Senate in Maryland.

Manning filed papers with the Federal Election Commission on Jan. 5. She is challenging Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, a two-term Democrat who is up for re-election in November. The Washington Post first reported Manning’s filing.

Manning is running as a Democrat.

The 30-year old trans rights activist was released from federal prison last May after President Obama commuted a 35-year prison sentence she was serving for stealing classified government documents and providing them to WikiLeaks…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Associate In Hillary Clinton Uranium One Russian Bribery Case Indicted – Breitbart

An 11-count indictment has been handed down from a grand jury investigating possible Russian bribery involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Uranium One deal negotiated when she was part of the Obama administration, a report says.

The indictment was levied against Maryland resident Mark Lambert, a former co-president of a nuclear transportation company involved in Hillary Clinton’s deal to sell U.S. uranium interests to a Russian company. A Department of Justice statement says that the 54-year-old Lambert was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering.”

The statement added:

The charges stem from an alleged scheme to bribe Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Legendary College Football Broadcaster Keith Jackson Dies At 89 – CBS Sports
.

.
Keith Jackson, the man whose voice was synonymous with college football for generations of fans, died Friday night at age 89, according to his family.

Jackson’s broadcast career began at Washington State in 1952 when he called a game between Washington State and Stanford, but it was just the first of many stops for the legendary voice.

During his expansive career, Jackson also called the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA Tour golf, the Olympics, boxing, racing and even some college basketball alongside Dick Vitale. He was the first play-by-play man of Monday Night Football and was the voice of some of the United States’ top Olympic moments, including calling Mark Spitz’s seven and Eric Heiden’s five gold medals…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
Court: FBI Must Turn Over Comey’s Memos By Next Week – Townhall

A federal judge has ruled the FBI must turn over memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about a meeting with President Trump. The decision comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, which has been seeking the documents for months.

The FBI has been ordered to turn over the documents by January 18, which is next week.

“The court, in seeking to review the documents, shows it doesn’t trust the FBI or Justice Department’s representations about the infamous Comey memos. We hope now that Americans are one step closer to knowing the facts about these memos, which were written and leaked for pernicious purposes to target a sitting president with a criminal investigation,”

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “It’s high time they begin to see the light of day. We’re glad the court followed up on our specific suggestion that it review the documents directly.”

Department of Justice attorneys, who are defending the FBI in the lawsuit, asked the court for the case to be dismissed…

MORE
.
—————————————————————————————
.
False Ballistic Missile Alert Sends Hawaiians Into Panic – Fox News
.

.
Hawaii emergency officials confirmed Saturday that an alert warning that a ballistic missile was inbound to the island was a mistake.

Earlier Saturday, Hawaiian citizens reported receiving an emergency alert on their phone that stated: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

House Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, tweeted in regard to the alert: “HAWAII – THIS IS A FALSE ALARM. THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE TO HAWAII. I HAVE CONFIRMED WITH OFFICIALS THERE IS NO INCOMING MISSILE.”

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency tweeted that there was “NO missile threat” to the state…

MORE

.

.