Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Saturday 01/07/17


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At Least 43 Killed After Fuel Truck Bomb Explodes In Syria/Turkey Border Town – Daily Express
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At least 43 people have died after a fuel truck exploded in the busy centre of a rebel-held town near Syria’s border with Turkey.

The explosion, which left dozens more injured, took place outside a courthouse in the town of Azaz this afternoon.

Reports suggest a car bomb planted by an ISIS jihadist was behind the blast, but the militant group has yet to claim responsibility.

Local media quoted a doctor in Azaz as saying at least 60 people had been killed and more than 50 wounded.

The explosion was heard was heard across the border in the Turkish town of Kilis, according to news agency Dogan.

Azaz is a major stronghold of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), an alliance of moderate rebel groups…

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The Sessions Smear – Rich Lowry

NAACP officials have already been arrested in an anti-Jeff Sessions protest. The Alabama senator’s confirmation battle as attorney general is sure to generate lots of heat and very little light. He will likely prevail, but not before his name is dragged through the gutter in an execrable exercise in contemporary racial politics.

At least Sessions is familiar with how this works. He went through the experience in 1986 when his nomination to a federal judgeship was rejected by a U.S. Senate committee on spurious grounds.

The outcome of that kangaroo trial is practically the first sentence in every article and petition opposing Sessions, and has become an endless warrant for calling him a racist, usually without his accusers even seriously trying to back up their allegations. Didn’t the Senate reject Sessions for racial insensitivity in 1986? What else is there to know?

The legend of the 1986 hearings lives on every time a media organization or a Democrat refers to Sessions speaking favorably of the KKK. The Sessions statement came in the course of an investigation into a hideous Klan murder of a black man whose throat was slit and corpse hung from a tree.

Barry Kowalski was a trial lawyer from the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department at the time. He recalled in 1986 Senate testimony that he was explaining to Sessions how it was difficult to nail down what the Klansmen were doing one night because they had smoked marijuana and their memories were fuzzy. It was then that Sessions said he used to support the Klan until he learned they smoked pot.

It never pays to try to explain a joke to people who are humorless out of professional obligation, but the point of the mordant comment was that Sessions was referring to the very least of the Klan’s sins…

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Winston Churchill Bust Set For Oval Office Return By Donald Trump – Daily Telegraph
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Donald Trump has made no secret of the fact that he intends to rip up Barack Obama’s legacy when he takes office – ending the Trans-Pacific Partnership, redrawing Obamacare and loading up Guantanamo with “some bad dudes”.

However, one expected action is likely to be less controversial, certainly in Britain: that of restoring the bust of Winston Churchill to the Oval Office.

Mr Trump, who has frequently professed his admiration for Britain’s wartime leader, was asked earlier this week whether he was considering returning the bust, sculpted by Jacob Epstein, to the White House.

“I am, indeed, I am,” he said, during an interview at the New York Times, at which he was sitting in front of a picture of Churchill…

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Arkansas State Employee Gets 9 Years In Prison For Swindling 6.1M From Program Designed To Feed Hungry Kids – Real Strategy

A 16-year veteran Arkansas state employee has been sentenced to 9 years in prison after admitting taking bribes to allow two women to steal millions of dollars in federal funds intended to feed hungry children.

Tonique Hatton admitted in September that while working at the Arkansas Department of Human Services she took bribes in 2012, 2013 and 2014 to enabling the two women to fraudulently illegally obtain $6.1 million of Department of Agriculture funds, according to Arkansas Democratic Gazette.

Federal prosecutors said Hatton accepted $30,770 in bribe checks made out to her, and another $62,700 in bribe checks made out to a relative, to approve the applications.

She pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit wire fraud.

In addition to her prison term, Hatton is jointly responsible for repaying more than $7.6 million in stolen federal funds intended to feed hungry children.

Federal prosecutors said Jacqueline Mills, Gladys King, Tonique Hatton, and Kittie Jordan worked together to overstate the number of children served in its feeding program and then pocketed their ill-gotten gains.

The DHS started noticing irregularities in 2014, just as the after-school and summer program had grown as the state aggressively tried to combat child hunger. Agency officials suspected an employee may have been involved but took no action. Instead they notified federal officials, who began an investigation, according to KARK…

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What Explains The Idiocy Of The Liberal Elite? It’s Their Education – James Batholomew
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Enough! Enough! For months, the so-called liberal elite has been writing articles, having radio and TV discussions, giving sermons (literally) and making speeches in which it has struggled to understand those strange creatures: ordinary people.

The elite is bemused by what drives these people to make perverse decisions about Brexit and Trump. Are they racist, narrow-minded or just stupid? Whatever the reason, ordinary people have frankly been a disappointment.

Time, ladies and gentlemen, please! Instead, let’s do the opposite. Let’s try to explain to ordinary people what drives the liberal elite. The elite persists with some very strange and disturbing views. Are its members brainwashed, snobbish or just so remote from real life that they do not understand how things work? What is the pathology of liberal eliteness?..

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Prisoner Serving Life For Murdering Wife During Conjugal Visit Stabs New Girlfriend To Death During Conjugal Visit – Daily Mail

A prisoner already serving time for killing his wife on a conjugal visit took advantage of his continued private visiting rights to also murder his new girlfriend in front of their baby.

Gabriel ‘Chirete’ Herrera, 39, stabbed Andrea Neri, 20, in a private visiting room in a prison in the city of Villa de las Rosas, in the north-western Argentine province of Salta.

Their two-month-old child was in the room at the time.

Just minutes after Ms Neri went inside with her baby, Herrera emerged holding the child and confessed to a prison guard that he had killed his girlfriend.

The baby was not reported to have been injured and is being taken care of by the victim’s mother.

It is the second time Herrera has killed his partner on a private prison visit.

Arrested in 2003 for robbery and murder, in 2006 he killed his former wife Veronica Castro, 29, strangling her with a shirt.

Then held in Metan Prison, Herrera came out of the visiting room and told his victim’s mother: ‘I have just killed your daughter.’

Veronica Castro’s mother came to the Villa de las Rosas prison to support the family of Herrera’s latest victim.

She told local media: ‘I told Andrea when she was about to give birth that she should be careful of him because he is a murderer.’

Local director of prisons Cesar Rodriguez said that all prisoners had the right to private visits from spouses or partners…

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Congress Certifies Trump Victory, Despite Last-Minute Objections By Whiny, Leftist Bitches – Fox News
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A joint session of Congress on Friday formally certified President-elect Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory, over the last-minute objections of several Democratic lawmakers who tried to contest the outcome – and were instructed by Vice President Biden, “It is over.”

The certification clears away any final hurdles for Trump’s road to the inauguration in two weeks.

Trump was certified as winning the White House race with 304 electoral votes to Hillary Clinton’s 227. Mike Pence was certified as the next vice president.

But as with other formalities in this election that normally would proceed without much ado, Friday’s certification was marked by moments of drama.

Several Democratic lawmakers tried to sideline the proceedings, objecting to the validity of the vote on the basis of what they called “voter suppression,” Russian interference in the election, and other factors…

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5 Killed, 8 Wounded At Fort Lauderdale Airport By Gunman Identified As Esteban Santiago – Orlando Sentinel

An arriving airline passenger with a gun in his checked luggage opened fire in the baggage claim area at the Fort Lauderdale airport Friday, killing five people and wounding eight before throwing his weapon down and lying spread-eagle on the ground, authorities and witnesses said.

The gunman – identified by authorities as 26-year-old Esteban Santiago, an Army National Guard veteran who served in Iraq but was discharged last year for unsatisfactory performance – was immediately taken into custody. His brother said he had been receiving psychological treatment recently.

An authority says Santiago flew out of Anchorage, Alaska. Jesse Davis, chief of police at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, told The Associated Press that a firearm was his only piece of checked luggage. He says Santiago flew from Anchorage to Minneapolis-St. Paul and on to Fort Lauderdale.

Davis said Santiago didn’t call attention to himself and “as far as we can tell” traveled alone, but he said the investigation is ongoing. Authorities are trying to track Santiago’s movements through Alaska’s largest commercial airport using video footage.

Davis noted that it’s not usual for travelers at the Alaska airport to check firearms because many people hunt.

One witness said the gunman apparently opened fire without a word and kept shooting until he ran out of ammunition, sending panicked travelers running out of the terminal and spilling onto the tarmac, baggage in hand.

Others crouched behind cars or anything else they could find to shield themselves as police and paramedics rushed in to help the wounded and establish whether there were any other attackers…

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20 To 1, Columbia University Students Defend Female Genital Mutilation – American Mirror
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A disturbing video is exposing what students at Columbia University think of the gruesome practice of female genital mutilation, which is illegal in the United States but common in Islamic countries.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative, an anti-Islamic human rights organization, posted a video to YouTube Tuesday featuring responses from students at the New York school who were asked whether Planned Parenthood should support female genital mutilation.

“FGM involves partial or total removal of the clitoris causing injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons,” AFDI President Pamela Geller said. “It has no health benefits for girls and women, and removes all possibility of sexual pleasure. It is the worst kind of misogyny…

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Stanley Black & Decker To Build New $35 Million U.S. Plant Thanks To Trump – USA Today

One of the nation’s best-known toolmakers, Stanley Black & Decker, said Thursday that it will move more manufacturing back to the U.S. from overseas, including construction of a new $35 million factory after acquiring the Craftsman brand from ailing retailer Sears Holdings.

Expanding American manufacturing makes “business sense” amid “pervasive” uncertainty regarding the future of U.S. trade with China and Mexico, Stanley Black & Decker CEO James Loree told investors Thursday in a conference call.

Although he did not mention Donald Trump by name in his remarks to investors, Loree hinted that the move has the side benefit of inoculating his company from the possible effects of the president-elect’s threatened “border tax,” a tariff on imports.

“It’s going to be advisable to have more manufacturing in the U.S.,” Loree said.

The sale of Craftsman marks another big move by Sears Holdings to stem losses. It also announced the closing of another 150 stores, including 108 Kmart locations.

Stanley Black & Decker is buying Craftsman for about $900 million, including future royalty payments. The move came several months after Sears put the Craftsman, Kenmore and DieHard brands up for sale as it seeks an elusive turnaround. Including the closing of 108 Kmart and 42 Sears stores, the company said the moves are “a difficult but necessary step as we take actions to strengthen the company’s operations and fund its transformation.”

Stanley Black & Decker has about 3,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs today, up 800 from three years ago, according to the toolmaker. It was not immediately clear how many jobs the company plans to add…

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President Asshat To Release At Least 18 More Gitmo Detainees On His Way Out The Door – Daily Mail
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President Obama is planning to transfer at least 18 more Guantanamo Bay detainees within days after announcing that four prisoners are being sent to Saudi Arabia, DailyMail.com has learned.

The group being released will be drawn from those held at Guantanamo – who include an accused senior al Qaeda bomb-maker, the terror group’s top financial manager, and two intended 9/11 hijackers, who have all been held in the Cuba-based U.S. detention facility for more than a decade.

According to a military source briefed on the process, as total of 22 detainees are being prepared for transfer out of the camp, also known as Gitmo, before January 20.

On Thursday afternoon, the Pentagon announced the ‘transfer’ of four detainees to Saudi Arabia – Yemenis Salem Ahmed Hadi, Mohammed Ghanim, Mohammed Bawazir, and Abdullah al Shabli…

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Record 95,102,000 Americans Not Participating In Labor Force – Washington Free Beacon

The number of Americans not participating in the labor force hit a record 95,102,000 in December 2016, according to the latest numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Last month, the number exceeded 95 million for the first time, with 95,084,000 Americans not participating.

The bureau counts those not in the labor force as people who do not have a job and did not actively seek one in the past four weeks.

The labor force participation rate, which is the percentage of the population that has a job or actively looked for one in the past month, increased from 62.6 percent in November to 62.7 percent in December.

The unemployment rate for all Americans increased from 4.6 percent in November to 4.7 percent in December. This measure does not account for those individuals who have dropped out of the labor force and simply measures the percentage of those who did not have a job but actively sought one over the month.

The “real” unemployment rate, otherwise known as the U-6 measure, was 9.2 percent in December.

Democrats such as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen have said this measure accounts for discouraged workers and those working part time instead of full time for economic reasons and is more representative of the labor market.

There were 5,598,000 Americans working part-time in December who would rather have a full-time job but cited economic reasons for not having such employment…

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President Asshat Awards Himself Distinguished Public Service Medal – Breitbart
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On Wednesday, President Obama added another prestigious medal to his Nobel Prize collection when he had Defense Secretary Ash Carter award him with the Department of Defense Medal for Distinguished Public Service.

Secretary Carter awarded his boss with the medal on January 4 during the Armed Forces Full Honor Farewell Review for the President held at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Virginia.

Carter insisted that the medal was a token of appreciation for Obama’s service as commander in chief, the Associated Press reported.

After spending the last few weeks throwing roadblocks in the path of President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team, Obama nonetheless claimed in his remarks to the members of the military in attendance that “We’ve got to make sure that during this transition period that there is a seamless passing of the baton, that there’s continuity.”…

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FBI Apparently Never Asked For Access To Hacked DNC Servers – New York Post

The FBI never bothered to inspect the Democratic National Committee’s infiltrated servers – despite claiming that the Russians were responsible for hacking the group’s servers, the according to a new report.

“The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers,” DNC deputy communications director Eric Walker said in a statement to BuzzFeed News.

Instead, the feds relied on an assessment by private tech company CrowdStrike, which was hired by the DNC to investigate the intrusion.

“Beginning at the time the intrusion was discovered by the DNC, the DNC cooperated fully with the FBI and its investigation, providing access to all of the information uncovered by CrowdStrike – without any limits,” Walker said.

An intel official told BuzzFeed: “CrowdStrike is pretty good. There’s no reason to believe that anything that they have concluded is not accurate.”

The revelation comes as the Obama administration has settled on the conclusion that the Russians were behind the election-interference maneuvers – while the incoming Trump administration has rejected that conclusion.

“Julian Assange said ‘a 14-year-old could have hacked Podesta’ – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” the president-elect said in a Wednesday tweet…

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Shocker! Osama Bin Laden’s Son Designated A Terrorist By U.S. State Department – Daily Mail
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One of Osama bin Laden’s sons has been designated a terrorist by the United States.

On Thursday, the U.S. State Department added Hamza bin Laden, believed to be in his mid 20s, to its list of global terrorists after confirming he had followed in his father’s footsteps to join al Qaeda.

Al Qaeda senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri released a tape in August 2015, claiming that Hamza had joined the group. In the audio message, Hamza himself spoke and called for lone wolf attacks in Washington, DC, Paris and Tel Aviv.

He issued another audio message this past July, calling for ‘revenge against the United States’. The message specifically called on ‘Saudi Arabian-based tribes to unite with al Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen to wage war against the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’ – an ally of the U.S.

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Donald Trump Blasts ‘Head Clown’ Chuck Schumer For Continuing To Support Obamacare – Breitbart

President-elect Donald Trump is mocking Democratic Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for his press conference supporting Obamacare on Wednesday.

“The Democrats, lead [sic] by head clown Chuck Schumer, know how bad ObamaCare is and what a mess they are in,” Trump wrote on Twitter this morning. “Instead of working to fix it, they do the typical political thing and BLAME.”

Trump called Obamacare “a lie from the beginning,” specifically citing Democrat promises that people could keep their doctors and keep their existing health care plans.

“It is time for Republicans & Democrats to get together and come up with a healthcare plan that really works – much less expensive & FAR BETTER!” he concluded.

Schumer and congressional Democrats met with President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to discuss the importance of blocking Republican efforts to repeal the law. During a press conference, Schumer denounced Republicans for trying to repeal the law and vowed that they would not help them replace it.

“The Republican plan to cut health care wouldn’t make America great again, it would make America sick again and lead to chaos instead of affordable care,” Schumer said…

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CNN’s Psychopathic Leftists Refuse To Call Torture Of White Man By Black Thugs A Hate Crime – Mediaite
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Tonight, CNN’s Don Lemon gathered a panel to discuss the story of a disturbing Facebook Live video out of Chicago in which a group of young black adults broadcast their torture of a young white mentally disabled man. While holding their victim hostage, they cut his scalp, burned him with cigarettes and kicked him, all while shouting “fuck Donald Trump! Fuck white people!”

At the beginning of the conversation, Lemon turned to CNN political commentator and Democratic strategist Symone Sanders. Stating that he can’t say it’s a hate crime because police are still investigating, he asked the former Bernie Sanders campaign spox her thoughts.

After calling it “sickening,” Sanders gave the following observation: “But I’m gonna say something that’s probably not very popular – we cannot callously go about classifying things as a hate crime.”…

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DNC Chair Candidate Forum To Be Held At Anti-Israel Restaurant – Washington Free Beacon

The Democratic party’s slate of nominees have agreed to participate in a candidate forum hosted at a restaurant owned by a fierce critic of the Jewish State in the face of widespread criticism that one of the leading candidates to chair the Democratic National Committee is anti-Israel.

Candidates for the top DNC post will participate in a candidate forum later this month at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., according to a Politico report. All the major candidates for the chairmanship except Labor Secretary Tom Perez have confirmed they will attend the forum, which is being hosted by Democratic advocacy group Democracy in Color.

Andy Shallal, an Iraqi-born political activist who uses his venue to advance a far-left political agenda, owns the restaurant.

Shallal is a vocal anti-Israel activist, stating that Israel is an “occupation” force guilty of “terrorizing” the Middle East. He has said the United States receives its “marching orders from Tel Aviv.”

“Israel continues to violate international law… while the U.S. and its allies sit on the side, getting its marching orders from Tel Aviv,” Shallal said during the World Says No to the Israel Occupation rally in 2007. “Folks, this is not an accident – this is a plan to create a new American-Israeli century, and those who dare to speak out will be squashed.”

“A century where the military will continue to call the shots, and where Israel, America’s largest arms depot, will continue to control and terrorize the region,” Shallal said…

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