Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday 02/06/17


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Report: Leftist Minimum Wage Hikes Will Lead To 1.8 Million Job Losses – Washington Free Beacon

Minimum wage increases over the next several years will result in 1.8 million job losses, according to a report from the American Action Forum.

By July of this year, 22 states and the District of Columbia will have implemented minimum wage increases. In just 2017 alone, wage increases will lead to 383,000 job losses.

While the goal of increasing the minimum wage is to increase earnings for low-income individuals, the report finds that the additional earnings transferred from the job losers to the job keepers is minimal. For example, minimum wage hikes are projected to increase earnings by only $6,900, which would be split among all employees affected by the increase.

“While proposals to raise the minimum wage are well intended, it is important to consider the negative labor market consequences,” the report states. “A 10 percent increase in the real minimum wage is associated with a 0.3 to 0.5 percentage-point decline in the net job growth rate.”

“As a result, three years later employment becomes 0.7 percent lower than it would have been absent the minimum wage increase,” the report states.

In just 2017, minimum wage increases will lead to 1,000 eliminated jobs in Vermont to 109,000 job losses in New York…

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Tom Brady Orchestrates Greatest Comeback In Super Bowl History As Patriots Beat Falcons 34-28 In Overtime – WBZ
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What better way to claim the “Greatest of All-Time” title than with the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time?

What was a horrible start turned into an unbelievable end for the New England Patriots, as they won Super Bowl LI 34-28 – the first Super Bowl to go to overtime. They erased deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 against the Atlanta Falcons and their high-powered offense, scoring 31 unanswered points to pull off an incredible comeback.

It’s the fifth Super Bowl win for Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady. Brady completed 43 of his 62 passes for 466 yards and two touchdowns, and is now the first quarterback with five Super Bowl victories.

“I’m so proud of our guys, our coaches, the team. That was unbelievable what we accomplished this season,” Brady said after the victory…

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Families Sue NYC For Reporting Them To Child Services When They Homeschool – The Federalist

New York City mother Tanya Acevedo received a home visit from Child Protective Services at 7 p.m. this winter. They were investigating her for “educational neglect” because she had legally withdrawn her child from the public system to homeschool.

After Tanya let them in, a CPS investigator insisted that they interview her child in private, and inspected their apartment, including a look inside Tanya’s refrigerator – standard practice for a home under investigation for “neglect.” The officer left Tanya with stern instructions to produce documents and her child the next day at the CPS office.

Tanya called the Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) for help. After many calls navigating the New York Public School District’s bureaucracy – and another visit from CPS – her case was closed. She had followed all the applicable laws to withdraw her son from public schools and begin homeschooling. The school district had not recorded the paperwork she’d filed, so her son began accruing “absences” that eventually triggered the CPS investigation.

“Even though the school knew that Tanya had filed a notice of intent to homeschool, it reported her to CPS for ‘educational neglect’ because its policy required it to do so after so many ‘absences’ had accrued,” writes Jim Mason, HSLDA’s vice president of litigation…

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Previously-Deported Illegal Alien Murderer Arrested In Taxas For Raping Woman In Car With Toddler In Back Seat – Daily Caller
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Juan Lopez was deported to Mexico in 2009 after serving a prison sentence for a 1987 homicide. Lopez, 46, returned to the U.S. and was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Austin, Texas on Thursday for sexual assault.

Lopez allegedly raped a woman in a car while her toddler was in the back seat, KXAN Austin reported Friday.

According to the affidavit, Lopez asked a woman he knew to drop him off at an unknown location nearly three weeks ago. Lopez allegedly threatened the woman’s life if she didn’t have sex with him, and when she said that her toddler was in the car, he replied, “I don’t give a damn.”…

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Non-Russian Democrats Suspected Of Accessing House Intelligence Committee Computers – Independent Sentinel

In light of last year’s email hacks, this is very interesting. Three brothers were relieved of their IT duties for possibly accessing congressional computers, including Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s computer network. Abid, Imran and Jamal Awan have worked for dozens of departments in the House of Representatives.

Do you feel safe? Our security services look like buffoons if this is true.

The brothers who managed information technology for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers might have accessed congressional computers without permission.

Brothers Abid, Imran, and Jamal Awan were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The committees that employed these brothers deal with many of the nation’s most sensitive issues, information and documents, including those related to the war on terrorism.

Also among those whose computer systems may have been compromised is Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Florida Democrat who was previously the target of a disastrous email hack when she served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 campaign…

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UC Berkeley Thug Who Beat Conservatives And Bragged About It Online Is University Staff Member – Gateway Pundit
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A UC Berkeley rioter and thug who bragged online about beating conservatives outside the Milo Yiannopoulos speech on Wednesday night – works at the university.

Dabney Miller, a staff member at the UC Berkeley, bragged about how he beat conservatives. He posted images of one man he knocked to the ground and pummeled with his fists before someone pulled him away.

Dabney Miller draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration.

On Wednesday Breitbart senior editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at UC Berkeley – the historical home of the free speech movement.

Violent far left rioters and goons shut the talk down…

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Seattle Judge Wrong, Overreached With Nationwide Injunction On Travel Ban – Robert Barnes

Two different courts, on opposite coasts, ruled in opposite directions on Friday. A Boston federal court affirmed Trump’s executive order as “bona fide”; a Seattle federal court enjoined it. Both spoke to requests for “nationally” effective rulings. Can federal courts give conflicting directions to government employees? Did Homeland predict this in their screenplays?

The Seattle decision overstepped the traditional boundaries of district court authority, especially when sister courts are ruling on the same issues. Both the Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit warned against issuing a national order in just these kind of cases.

Unlike state courts, federal courts enjoy the possibility of national reach in their decision. Due to the risk of conflicting decisions within the courts, venue-shopping by litigants (note how the ACLU, CAIR and the Attorney Generals aren’t suing in any Trump states), and the interference with the executive branch of government in their daily duties, the Supreme Court established precedents – precedents being what constitutes “evidence” for lawyers about what the law says – to limit this problem from occurring.

First, the Supreme Court warned against issuing any relief not individually and specifically necessary to the plaintiffs before the court. Califano v. Yamasaki, 442 U.S. 682, 702 (1979)…

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Drug Dealer Freed Early From Life Sentence By Obama Back In Jail – MYSA
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A San Antonio man who was freed from life in prison by President Barack Obama is back behind bars after allegedly crashing his vehicle into another motorist and undercover police cars while fleeing from a drug deal Thursday.

Robert M. Gill, 68, whose life sentence for cocaine and heroin distribution conspiracy was commuted by Obama and expired in 2015, was profiled last year in the Express-News about his readjustment to life on the outside.

Jailed from the time of his arrest in 1990, Gill earned a legal education inside prison libraries and successfully petitioned the then-president for a second chance after his court appeals were exhausted…

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Fake Hate Crime: Wisconsin College Student Put Anti-Muslim Graffiti On Own Door – Breitbart

A student at a Wisconsin college was arrested for defacing his own dorm room door with anti-Muslim graffiti in order to get attention, according to police.

Officials at Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, were shocked when a student, 20-year-old Michael Kee, reported that anti-Muslim threats appeared on his door and on a wall outside his dorm room. The student told police he felt he was being threatened over his religion and ethnicity.

Police initially treated the incident as a hate crime, but after an investigation they determined that the student had perpetrated a fraud and painted the graffiti himself, according to WQRF.

Officials now say the student was affected by the outpouring of support a Jewish student recently received when he was a victim of a threatening note pushed under his door. Police said Kee “observed how the Beloit College community had come together after the first reported incident and wanted similar attention.”

The police added that Kee’s fraudulent hate crime would only served to “de-legitimize” victims of real hate crimes…

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David Horowitz On Left-Wing Fascist Rioters: “Throw Them In Jail Where They Belong” – Frontpage
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Freedom Center founder David Horowitz and Washington Times staff writer Charlie Hurt appeared on Fox News with Lou Dobbs to discuss whether President Trump should defund the University of California, Berkeley over the rioting Wednesday night that prevented Milo Yiannopoulos from delivering a Freedom Center-sponsored speech demanding the end of “sanctuary campuses” that harbor illegal aliens.

Milo’s address, which was canceled amid violent mob attacks, fire-setting, and wanton property destruction, had been scheduled to mark the launch of the Freedom Center’s #nosanctuarycampusforcriminals campaign.

Who is responsible for that rioting? Horowitz, author of the new book Big Agenda: President Trump’s Plan to Save America, points the finger at former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, now the President of the UC system, as well as a “seditious” Democratic Party besieging the Trump administration…

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Federal Judge Unblocks Trump Travel Ban, Asks “Where Does It Say Muslim Countries?” – Zero Hedge

As we detailed earlier, in a blow to every mainstream media news outlet (and likely hurting a lot of feelings), President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries will take effect in Boston on Sunday after a federal judge refused to extend a temporary ruling blocking its enforcement.

As Bloomberg reports, the decision by U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday dealt a setback to rights advocates who argued that blocking people from seven nations in the Middle East was unconstitutional. Gorton was weighing whether to extend a seven-day order blocking parts of Trump’s Executive Order.

The case, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of several affected immigrants, is one of several that followed Trump’s Jan 27 order, which roiled global travel by barring entry to the U.S. of citizens of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. Individuals, organizations, politicians and some states called it unconstitutional religious discrimination against Muslims.

As GMA News Onine reports, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton on Friday asked Matthew Segal, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) representing the plaintiffs in the Boston case…

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U.S. Military Convoy Seen Flying Trump Flag On Virginia Highway – USA Politics Today
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Trump is adored and loved by our service man! Also our police and our border control officers are in pure love affair with our new great president! Look what our soldiers from Virginia just did for president Trump!

Steve Thompson was on his way to pick up some feed for his goat farm Sunday morning when he noticed an impressive-looking military convoy and started filming.

When he neared the lead vehicle in the convoy, the 32-year-old Shepherdsville, Ky., man noticed something else: A large blue and white Trump campaign flag.“I just thought it was just a bunch of military vehicles,” Thompson, who was driving near Louisville at the time, told the Lexington Herald Leader…

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New Report Exposes 6 Top Republicans On George Soros’ Payroll – UFP

In a report just out, some major Republicans have been caught suckling at the teat of George Soros. The report accessed financial records from the Soros Fund and found that not only was the former Nazi Socialist financing most of the Democrat liberal nut jobs in our government, but that it was also stroking some 13 different Republicans.

A non-profit, non-partisan research group which is based out of Washington D. C. has published a list which looks like a list of Who’s Who in the Republican Party. Of course at the top of the list are some names that you will recognize from recent events. You know the jerks that keep going behind our Presidents back and trying to make him look bad, or are withholding their full support from his programs.

At the top of the list is our old friend the Vietnam War Hero, Sen. John McCain, who seems intent in stabbing his country in the back just like the good old days. Another of the treasonous group is of course, Marco “which way is the wind blowing” Rubio, followed closely by Paul “no tax relief” Ryan, and John “I should have been the nominee” Kasich.

But the Soros list also includes other names which explain a lot, like everyone’s favorite Bush, Jeb. You can also quickly find John Boehner and the ever compromising Lindsey Graham…

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Deranged Woman Tries To Run Over Cop, Blames… Wait For It… Donald Trump – Hartford Courant
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A Harwinton woman intentionally tried to run over an officer Thursday because she was mad at police and angry that Donald Trump is president, state police said.

Eileen Marie Pierce, 58, of Garden Lane was faces charges of criminal attempt at first-degree assault, attempted assault on a police officer and reckless driving, according to court clerks.

Judge Richard Dyer ordered Pierce held on $150,000 bond in her brief court appearance Friday, citing her potential danger to police officers and others.

Peter Matthews, a public defender representing Pierce on Friday, said his client has serious mental health issues, for which she was being treated at the time of the incident…

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Judge Dismisses $4 Million Lawsuit By Leftist Pundit Who Trump Called A ‘Real Dummy’ – Law Newz

The target of a Donald Trump insult attack on Twitter fought back by filing a lawsuit against the President-elect, alleging his tweets damaged her reputation, cost her televisions appearances and subjected her to bullying. The lawsuit, filed last year by Cheri Jacobs, demanded $4 million in damages. If Trump was concerned, perhaps he is breathing a bit easier tonight after the case was dismissed by a Manhattan Judge on Tuesday who wrote that the First Amendment protects Trump’s right to hurl insults on Twitter.

The two tweets at the center of the lawsuit stemmed from an appearance Jacobus made on CNN back in February when she reportedly claimed his campaign was less than transparent about its finances.

Trump seemingly did not care for the remarks, so he unloaded on Jacobus:

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Great job on @donlemon tonight @kayleighmcenany @cherijacobus begged us for a job. We said no and she went hostile. A real dummy! @CNN

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Really dumb @CheriJacobus. Begged my people for a job. Turned her down twice and she went hostile. Major loser, zero credibility!

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A copy of the opinion written by Manhattan Supreme Court Judge Barbara Jaffe was obtained by The Associated Press late Tuesday…

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Machete-Weilding Muslim Shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ Shot By French Soldier At Louvre – Fox News
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A machete-wielding man shouting “Allahu akbar” three times attacked four French soldiers Friday inside a shopping mall beneath the Louvre Museum in Paris before one soldier shot him, investigators said.

French President Francois Hollande said it was “no doubt” an act of terror. One of the soldiers suffered minor injuries, and the attacker – shot five times in the stomach – was seriously wounded. A military spokesman said the soldiers tried to fight him off before opening fire.

Prosecutor Francois Molins said the attacker came to Paris on a tourist visa on Jan. 26 and bought two military machetes at a gun store in the city two days later…

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Australia’s Refugees Are Not America’s Problem – Kyle Sammin

On Wednesday night, the foreign policy world was atwitter over reports of a heated phone call between President Trump and the prime minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, about refugees intercepted while trying to enter Australia. The media ran with the story. Conflict gets clicks, after all. But while news reports focused on the controversy and chaos that came from this dust-up with our antipodean ally, the underlying question is strangely untouched: why should the United States accept refugees from Australia?

Accepting refugees from Syria and Iraq is a more straightforward question, whether you agree with it or not. Someone leaving those countries and arriving here is exiting a war-torn hell hole and entering a paradise.

Even sharing the burden of refugee resettlement makes some sense when you consider that many Near Eastern refugees cannot get themselves to the United States and are packed into teeming camps in nearby Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. Those countries are poorer than ours and lack the capacity to house millions of newly homeless foreigners. Other states with more money and room (like the Gulf Arab states) might be expected to help out…

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Comcast Executives Push Employees To Protest Trump’s Popular Immigration Reform – Breitbart
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NBC’s corporate parent, Comcast, is joining the corporate backlash against President Donald Trump’s popular immigration reform, partly prodded by the company’s Indian-born Chief Technology Officer, Sree Kotay.

The company provided employers at its Philadelphia headquarters time off on Thursday to protest Trump’s popular policy, which is designed to reduce the inflow of costly refugees and to exclude migrants carrying “hostile attitudes.” Company protests were also expected in Washington D.C., New York and California.

Trump’s new policy seeks to exclude people who:

do not support the Constitution, or those who would place violent ideologies over American law…

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Trump Imposes New Sanctions On Iran Over Ballistic Missile Test – Bloomberg

Iran carried out further missile tests during an annual military exercise, a day after President Donald Trump imposed fresh sanctions on a raft of individuals and companies in response to the country test-firing a ballistic rocket last week.

The country successfully tested a range of land-to-land missiles and radar systems during the drills in a 35,000 square-kilometer stretch of desert in the northern Iranian province of Semnan, the semi-official Tasnim agency reported Saturday, citing Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ aerospace division.

“If the enemy falls out of line, our missiles will pour down on them,” the brigadier general was cited as telling reporters on the sidelines of the military trials, without referring to any particular nations. Any threats made by the U.S. against Iran were “nonsensical,” Tasnim cited him as saying.

The Treasury Department published a list Friday of 13 individuals and 12 entities facing new restrictions for supporting the missile program, having links to terrorism or providing support for Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The entities include companies based in Tehran, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and China…

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Trump Signs Executive Order To Rip Up Dodd-Frank ‘Disaster’ – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump signed executive orders Friday that begin the process of rolling back two major Wall Street regulations: the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and the Department of Labor’s retirement advice rule, also known as the “fiduciary rule.”

The first action orders a thorough review of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act enacted in 2010 under the Obama Administration following the housing crisis of 2007.

Dodd-Frank was originally intended to increase transparency by implementing a consistent set of regulations aimed at closing loopholes and making firms accountable for their own mistakes…

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‘Clock Boy’ Gets Clock Cleaned In Free-Speech Victory – WorldNetDaily

There’s more trouble for “Clock Boy,” Ahmed Mohamed, and his father, Mohamed Mohamed.

They apparently will have to pay the attorneys’ fees, court costs and “other expenses” of at least one of the personalities they sued when the youngster brought what looked like a bomb to his public school and was suspended.

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro posted a judge’s ruling in the case brought by Mohamed Mohamed against him, the Blaze, Glenn Beck, Center for Security Policy, Jim Hanson, Fox News, Ben Ferguson and others.

“Clock Boy case falls apart like a pencil box filled with clock parts,” Shapiro tweeted in celebration.

The Mohameds sued for “defamation” after their son’s incident became the talk of the nation.

He brought a hoax clock bomb to his Irving, Texas, school in late 2015 and caused a scare. He was arrested and suspended, but then turned the incident around, gaining favors from the famous, including an invitation to the White House from then-President Obama.

WND reported several weeks ago that the judge had dismissed the case against some of the other defendants, but there was no immediate word at that time on sanctions against the Mohameds except that the defendants were requesting them…

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday 01/30/17


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ISIS’ Chief Executioner Stabbed To Death In Iraq – Daily Mail

Islamic State’s chief executioner, who has beheaded more than 100 people, has been stabbed to death in an ambush in Iraq.

Nicknamed Abu Sayyaf, he was dubbed one of the terror groups scariest decapitators and was paraded in their sick videos for his huge frame.

He was also said to be leading ISIS in the Nineveh State, where he was killed by an unknown group who swarmed terrorist territory.

Abu Sayyaf, translated to mean ‘father of swordsmith’, is also the name for an ISIS branch in the Philippines synonymous with beheadings and kidnappings.

The executioner, who died in the al-Dasawa region in the western side of the city of Nineveh, was renowned for collecting the heads of his victims and dumping them in the same infamous hole in the region of al-Khasafa.

Muhammad Yawar, an Iraqi journalist, told ARA News: ‘Abu Sayyaf was one of the scariest executioners in Nineveh. He was known for his huge body and heavy arms. He was one of the renowned faces in the ISIS propaganda videos.

‘Abu Sayyaf was a reflection of the brutality of this terrorist group.’…

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Starbucks Pledges To Hire 10,000 “Refugees” In Response To Trump’s Executive Order – The Hill
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Starbucks plans to hire thousands of refugees over the next five years in response to Trump’s immigration ban, the CEO announced Sunday.

Starbucks will hire 10,000 refugees in 75 countries, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz announced in a memo to all employees on Sunday.

“We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question,” Schultz wrote in the statement. “These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past.”…

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News-Parody Twitter Account Calls Leftist Reporters “Gullible Morons” For Taking Their Tweets Seriously – Gateway Pundit

A Twitter account “Reuter New Braek,” which identifies itself as a parody account in its profile information, tweeted out late Sunday night that police had identified the gunman in the Canadian Mosque shooting as two white supremacists, David Aurine and Mathieu Fournier.

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Authorities have identified the suspects in #Quebec City shooting as white supremacists David M.J. Aurine and Mathieu Fournier.

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The account has only a few hundred followers and again it says in it’s own description that it is a parody account yet the Daily Beast didn’t bother to check it’s sources and even scarier they use twitter as their news source to find information.

The parody account responded to attacks from people by saying, “It’s not my fault modern journalists are all gullible morons.”

They have since added an editors note to the article noting that the information in the article was false…

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Gulf Leaders Agree To Trump’s Request To Set Up ‘Safe Zones’ – Daily Caller
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The King of Saudi Arabia and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi agreed with President Donald Trump’s request to support safe zones for refugees in the Middle East, the White House announced Sunday.

A White House readout of the call between President Trump and Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abd Al-Aziz Al Saud said that the King agreed to “support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts.”

The readout of the call between Trump and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Muhammad bin Zayid Al Nuhayyan of the United Arab Emirates was less specific but shared the same sentiment…

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Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trump’s Refugee Actions – John Hayward

The sober and logical reasons for President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and visitors are rising above the noise after an evening of hysterical over-reactions and emotional meltdowns on the nation’s TV networks.

Advocates of sane, secure immigration policy have long noted that it’s almost impossible to have a reasonable discussion of the refugee and immigration issues, because it’s been sentimentalized and politicized beyond the realm of rational thought.

This weekend brings them another superb example of media-magnified shrieking about fascism, bleating about “white nationalists,” howling about “religious persecution,” false invocations of the Constitution, and theatrical sobbing on behalf of the Statue of Liberty.

For readers who want to wallow in the emotion, examples can be found in this handy dossier of hysteria compiled by the Washington Post. But clear-eyed adults prefer to examine plain facts about Trump’s executive order:

1. It is NOT a “Muslim ban.” You will search the Executive Order in vain for mentions of Islam, or any other religion. By Sunday morning, the media began suffering acute attacks of honesty and writing headlines such as “Trump’s Latest Executive Order: Banning People From 7 Countries and More” (CNN) and printing the full text of the order…

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DeBlasio To CNN: It’s OK To Shield Undocumented Drunk Drivers – The Hill
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New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio told CNN’s Jake Tapper that it is OK to shield undocumented immigrants who drive drunk from federal authorities if it does not “lead to any other negative outcome.”

Tapper asked the Democratic mayor on Sunday’s “State of the Union” if he would comply with federal authorities following President Trump’s executive order to halt funding to cities that do not cooperate with immigration officials by presenting a specific scenario.

“If you’re a drunk driver and you’re an undocumented immigrant, why should there be a place for you in this country?” Tapper asked…

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Flashback: Obama Regime Stopped Processing Iraq Refugee Requests For 6 Months In 2011 – The Federalist

Although the Obama administration currently refuses to temporarily pause its Syrian refugee resettlement program in the United States, the State Department in 2011 stopped processing Iraq refugee requests for six months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation uncovered evidence that several dozen terrorists from Iraq had infiltrated the United States via the refugee program.

After two terrorists were discovered in Bowling Green, Kentucky, in 2009, the FBI began reviewing reams of evidence taken from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that had been used against American troops in Iraq. Federal investigators then tried to match fingerprints from those bombs to the fingerprints of individuals who had recently entered the United States as refugees:

An intelligence tip initially led the FBI to Waad Ramadan Alwan, 32, in 2009. The Iraqi had claimed to be a refugee who faced persecution back home – a story that shattered when the FBI found his fingerprints on a cordless phone base that U.S. soldiers dug up in a gravel pile south of Bayji, Iraq on Sept. 1, 2005. The phone base had been wired to unexploded bombs buried in a nearby road.

An ABC News investigation of the flawed U.S. refugee screening system, which was overhauled two years ago, showed that Alwan was mistakenly allowed into the U.S. and resettled in the leafy southern town of Bowling Green, Kentucky, a city of 60,000 which is home to Western Kentucky University and near the Army’s Fort Knox and Fort Campbell…

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DHS Will Continue To Enforce Trump’s Immigration Order – Fox News
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The Department of Homeland Security issued a statement early Sunday saying that they plan on continuing to “enforce all of the president’s executive orders in a manner that ensures the safety and security of the American people.”

The DHS said the court order would not affect the overall implementation of the White House order and the court order affected a small number of travelers who were inconvenienced by security procedures upon their return.

“The president’s executive orders remain in place – prohibited travel will remain prohibited, and the U.S. government retains its right to revoke visas at any time if required for national security or public safety,” the statement said…

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Obama-Appointed Judge Partially Blocks Trump’s Immigration Order – Zero Hedge

Symbolic war broke out between the Judicial and Executive branches shortly before 9pm on Saturday evening, when federal judge Ann Donnelly in the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay halting Trump’s executive order banning immigrants from seven mostly Muslim nations entering the US, and temporarily letting people who landed in U.S. with valid visa to remain on US territory, saying removing the refugees could cause “irreparable harm”.

The court’s ruling was in response to a petition filed on Saturday morning by the ACLU on behalf of the two Iraqi men who were initially detained at JFK International Airport on Friday night after Trump’s ban, and were subsequently granted entry into the US.

The ACLU issued the following statement following the court ruling:

A federal judge tonight granted the American Civil Liberties Union’s request for a nationwide temporary injunction that will block the deportation of all people stranded in U.S. airports under President Trump’s new Muslim ban. The ACLU and other legal organizations filed a lawsuit on behalf of individuals subject to President Trump’s Muslim ban. The lead plaintiffs have been detained by the U.S. government and threatened with deportation even though they have valid visas to enter the United States…

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Obama Selected The List Of Muslim Countries In Trump’s Executive Order – Townhall
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As the Left and some Republicans lose their minds over President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on immigration, let’s not forget that the list of concerned countries that the Trump administration outlined in the order is based on the one signed into law by the former Obama administration. So, it looks like the Obama White House set the groundwork (viaMic News):

According to the draft copy of Trump’s executive order, the countries whose citizens are barred entirely from entering the United States is based on a bill that Obama signed into law in December 2015.

Obama signed the Visa Waiver Program Improvement and Terrorist Travel Prevention Act as part of an omnibus spending bill…

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Muslim Migrant Gang Burns Down Women’s Center Just Weeks After It Opens – Daily Express

The Women’s Centre at the refugee camp in Grande-Synthe on the outskirts of Dunkirk, northern France, was gutted by fire only a few weeks after it was officially opened by volunteers.

The centre was opened as a safe place for women refugees and their infants to get emotional support, help and information around feeding babies and young children, and health advice.

It was funded by thousands of pounds raised through crowdfunding.

According to volunteers helping refugees within the camp, which has housed hundreds of migrants trying to get into the UK since 2006, it has been infiltrated by a migrant “criminal gang” that is believed may be responsible for the fire.

It is not clear if this month’s alleged arson has been officially reported to the authorities, but details of it have emerged in online blogs written by volunteers who have visited the camp.

Maddie McMahon, a breastfeeding counsellor from Cambridge who embarked on an separate visit, wrote in a blog on thebirthhub.co.uk of her upset at learning about the fire after previously visiting the centre, and of the criminal gangs.

She said: “The Woman’s Centre is gutted. So are we…

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Congress Orders FBI To Hand Over Hillary’s Email Server – USA Newsflash
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Congressed has finally done what we wanted to see it do for a long time now. It ordered the FBI to hand over the contents of Clinton’s email server, so that they can conduct their own investigation into possible ‘criminal activity’.

The FBI Director James Comey was asked to give the House Oversight Committee the Datto Company’s secure cloud storage that contained Hillary’s server contents.

Reports from The Gateway Pundit say that Datto, Inc. informed the Congress back in 2015 that it provided the FBI with the storage node of containing emails from the private server of Hillary Clinton. And today, the House Oversight Committee demanded that FBI hand them over the emails that they’ve been protecting so hard for a year now…

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President Trump Talks To Five World Leaders On Saturday – KTLA

US President Donald Trump may be having his biggest day of diplomacy yet, speaking by phone Saturday with five world leaders – most significantly Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Germany’s Angela Merkel.

It was Trump’s first phone conversation with the Russian President since his inauguration last week, and one whose outcome will be closely studied.

CNN’s Matthew Chance in Moscow said a Kremlin summary of the phone call talked about stabilizing the relationship between the two nations and several other subjects. Some of the other issues included restoring trade ties, international terrorism, the situations in Ukraine and the Korean Peninsula, and the coordination of military action against ISIS and other terrorist groups in Syria.

The Kremlin call summary didn’t specifically mention US sanctions against Russia. It said restoration of mutually beneficial economic ties “could further stimulate progressive and stable development of bilateral relations,” according to a CNN translation of the Russian statement.

Both Trump and Putin said before the call that they would like to see warmer ties between their two nations. However, relations between Trump and his team and Russia have been under scrutiny following allegations that Moscow meddled in the US election last year…

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Trump Sets 5-Year And Lifetime Lobbying Bans For Officials – Business Insider
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President Donald Trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.

Trump used his executive authority Saturday to put in place the bans – fulfilling part of his campaign pledge to “drain the swamp” in Washington.

Trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they’ll be doing for the American people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government…

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Trump Orders Joint Chiefs To Plan ISIS Destruction – Washington Times

President Trump signed executive action Saturday ordering the Joint Chiefs of Staff to immediately develop a plan to defeat the Islamic State, sending a message to the world that obliterating the terrorist army is a top priority for the U.S.

“This is the plan to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, in other words ISIS,” he said as he singed the document in the Oval Office. “I think it’s going to be very successful. That’s big stuff.”

The president issued the order in the form of executive action to send a message, said a senior administration official.

“Obviously that executive order will represent a profound statement on the part of the United States that we are committed to ending this atrocity,” said the official.

The Joint Chief will have to present options for the destruction of ISIS to Mr. Trump within 30 days. Anticipating the order, military leaders reportedly have already begun to devise new strategies.

Mr. Trump signed two other executive actions.

He signed an order to reorganize the National Security Council. Mr. Trump said it would make the council more efficient and enhance the security of the U.S…

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President Trump’s First Address To The Nation – Zero Hedge
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US President Donald Trump made his first weekly address to the nation on Saturday, outlining the smorgasbord of actions he has taken in his first week.

As AP reports,

In it, Trump said he had met the leaders of some of the country’s top manufacturing companies and labour unions and told them that he wanted to make things in America, using American workers.

He also said that he had signed orders to prepare for repealing and replacing Obamacare, and the withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership so that the US could negotiate one-on-one deals that protected American workers…

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ABC Omits From Transcript Trump Shutting Down Muir On March For Life – Newsbusters

On Thursday afternoon, our friends at RedState flagged this peculiar development that ABC News transcript excluded an exchange from the David Muir-President Trump interview where Trump scolded Muir for the media’s lack of coverage of the March for Life versus the Women’s March on Washington.

With an eagle eye for this detail, RedState’s “Streiff” provided a generous nod to Nicholas Fondacaro’s blog from Wednesday night and concluded it’d be pertinent to check out the full transcript.

That’s where Streiff ran into trouble:

Guess what? This entire exchange is simply omitted from the ABC transcript.

Is it a clerical oversight? Did they not like seeing powdered and blow-dried empty suit that runs their news operation stuttering away? Did it interfere with their narrative about Trump? Did they, in short, intentionally cut it? I don’t know anything more than that, but the omission seems to make Donald Trump’s point about March for Life coverage in a much stronger way than Trump did. In other words, that they’re so committed to not covering the size of the March they couldn’t even let this point stand on their website.

Further, Muir discussed this portion of the interview on Thursday during ABC’s Good Morning America…

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Next On Trump’s List: Rein In The UN Dictators Club – New American
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Establishment globalists were right to be concerned about the fate of their schemes. After a fast-paced first week of putting “America First” by targeting pseudo-“free trade” regimes and rogue regulatory agencies, President Donald Trump is reportedly preparing to take on the United Nations.

Its swarms of agencies, programs, bureaucracies, conventions, and associated schemes are also in the crosshairs. According to a January 25 report in the anti-Trump New York Times, which claimed to have seen a set of draft orders being prepared by the administration, Trump plans to drastically reduce the U.S. government’s role at the UN and other international organizations.

He is also planning a review of sovereignty-stealing UN treaties, with a view toward restoring self-government in various policy areas and saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. Globalists everywhere are in a panic…

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Trump’s Executive Orders Dramatically Expand Power Of Immigration Officers – CNN

The immigration executive orders signed by President Donald Trump this week could amount to a vast expansion of authority for individual immigration officers and a dramatic increase in efforts to detain and deport undocumented immigrants.

The order lays out a series of categories of undocumented immigrants that immigration law enforcement officials should prioritize for removing from the country, a reaction to what was criticized by the right as lax enforcement of immigration law by former President Barack Obama.

But experts say the descriptions include virtually every person in the country illegally and give broad latitude to individual immigration officers to decide who should be detained for deportation.

In addition to a strain on resources, critics worry the orders could cause legal concerns.

The Obama administration had prioritized expulsion of undocumented immigrants who threatened public safety or national security, had ties to criminal gang activity, committed serious felony offenses or were habitual misdemeanor criminal offenders.

Trump’s order goes far beyond that, using a sweeping definition of “criminal” and giving a single immigration officer the ability to make judgments on threats to public safety…

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Trump: Syrian Christians Will Be Given ‘Priority’ For Refugee Status – Daily Caller
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday for “extreme vetting” of refugees from certain foreign countries under the scope of the terror watch list, but told Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody that persecuted Christians overseas would be given priority for entry into the United States when it comes to the country’s refugee program.

“Persecuted Christians, we’ve talked about this, the refugees overseas. The refugee program, or the refugee changes you’re looking to make. As it relates to persecuted Christians, do you see them as kind of a priority here?” Brody asked.

“Yes,” Trump replied. “They’ve been horribly treated. Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible, at least very tough to get into the United States?…

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The Democrats Retreat From Reality – Matthew Continetti

“Retreat” is an appropriate description of what took place in Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, this week. Senate Democrats took a break from not confirming President Trump’s cabinet to visit this historic city in a state the president won by 40 points. According to Politico the assembled were scheduled to hear from associates of the Clinton family and to “hold lessons on how to talk to real people.” Oh to be a fly on the wall.

I like to imagine Elizabeth Warren and Chuck Schumer nodding sagely as Joe Manchin, the only Democratic senator with a modicum of common sense, asks a group of Trump voters to explain why calling people drug-addled unemployable racist misogynistic fascists is not, in fact, the best way to earn their votes. It’s moments like these when Barbara Boxer’s absence from the Democratic caucus would be most felt, I think. Faced with Trump supporters, the former California senator likely would respond with a hysterical and barely coherent monologue involving climate change, immigration, abortion rights, and gun control, all the while oblivious to the fact that these were the very issues that brought Trump to office. At least Boxer has pizzazz. These days the role of the clueless liberal proclaiming her moral supremacy over the déclassé is left to the nondescript, soporific, Dolores Umbridge-like Patty Murray. Here is yet another example of national decline…

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Obama Has Refused To Deport 820,000 Illegal Aliens Guilty Of Murder, Rape, Drug Offenses, And Other Crimes – Breitbart

A new report estimates that there are up to 820,000 illegal aliens in the U.S. who have escaped deportation under Obama’s regime despite that many of them have been convicted of serious crimes including murder, rape, drug offenses, and other crimes.

While some estimates say there are up to 2 million criminal illegal aliens in the U.S., a new report from the Center for Immigration Studies finds there are at least 820,000 which, as the Washington Examiner’s Paul Bedard notes, is still larger than the populations of four states: Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming.

The study finds that as many as 690,000 of the 820,000 have very serious convictions, while the others have lesser crimes to their record.

Bedard also quotes CIS fellow David North who discounts dividing the illegal immigrants into separate categories based on lesser or greater crimes saying, “an illegal alien with a shoplifting record, for example, is an illegal alien who does not belong here in the first place.”

During his last four years in office, the number of illegal immigrants Obama deported plunged from his first term. In fact, during 2015, the number of deportations have cratered even over those of 2014 and measured in at his lowest number thus far in his presidency.

According to numbers supplied by the Department of Homeland Security, Obama deported 333,000 illegal immigrants (of which 140,000 were convicted of various crimes) in 2015 which is less than the 414,000 from 2014 (with 168,000 those being convicted of major crimes)…

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It’s All Over But The Crying: Fascist Left’s Attempted Electoral College Coup Fails – Edward L. Daley
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One final, desperate effort by moonbat Hillary supporters to subvert Donald J. Trump’s legitimate victory in this year’s presidential election has come to an end, resulting in yet another spectacular defeat for ‘Her Thighness’.

Yes, the left’s much-ballyhooed electoral college coup attempt crumbled to ashes at approximately 5:30 pm (EST) on Monday when the great state of Texas handed ‘The Donald’ 36 of its 38 electoral votes, thus lifting his total for the day above the 270 mark required for the Republican candidate to be officially declared TRiUMPhant.

According to the latest live update posted on KIRO 7‘s state-by-state electoral vote count page:

Texas cast all but 2 of their 38 Electoral votes for Donald Trump.

Dec 19, 2016 5:30 PM EST Donald Trump has been elected president as he passes 270 Electoral votes.

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Obama Becomes First Nobel Peace Prize Winner To Bomb 7 Countries – Your News Wire

Barack Obama, the president who promised change, actually provided more of the same. As the 44th President of the United States prepares to exit stage left, he can congratulate himself on becoming the first Nobel Peace Prize winner to bomb seven different countries back to the Stone Age.

The president who preached hope also kept the military-industrial complex in fine fettle, selling a record $115 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia, the world’s most repressive regime, and destabilized entire regions, creating vacuums for terrorists to thrive.

As the United States renews a bombing and propaganda campaign in Syria, it seems like America’s penchant for waging war knows no bounds. During Barack Obama’s presidency, the U.S. bombed seven countries while supporting other destabilizing military actions throughout the Middle East.

Here’s a look at these seven countries and the effects of bombing. MPN reports:

Afghanistan – Despite the announced “end” of the Afghanistan War, significant U.S. military presence in Afghanistan remains. Drones are a frequent presence in Afghan skies. One strike earlier this month killed 12 people, according to Iran’s PressTV.

Iraq – The Obama administration has conducted over 5,000 airstrikes in Iraq and Syria in just the past year, David Lerman reported for Bloomberg Business. Despite ongoing U.S. military involvement, terrorism continues to be a deadly presence in Iraq’s cities.

Libya – While the European Union and its allies carried out many of the airstrikes during Libya’s civil war, the U.S. was instrumental in destabilizing that country through both military aid and direct support…

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Russian Ambassador To Turkey Assassinated As Gunman Shouts ‘Aleppo, Revenge’ – Daily Telegraph
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Russia’s ambassador to Ankara has been killed in a gun attack while visiting an art exhibition opening in the Turkish capital, television reports said.

Russia’s state news agency said Andrey Karlov had died at the scene of gunshot wounds.

Earlier it was reported Mr Karlov had been hospitalised and several other people wounded, NTV and CNN-Turk televisions said.

The attacker has been ‘neutralised,’ according to Turkish media.

The attack came after days of protests in Turkey over Russia’s role in Syria, although Moscow and Ankara are now working closely together to evacuate citizens from Aleppo.

Pictures published by the Hurriyet daily showed at least two men in suits lying flat on the ground as another man brandished a gun…

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EPA Let Pollution Fester At 302 Sites For Years, Sometimes Decades – Daily Caller

People living near up to 302 highly-contaminated sites controlled by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have faced health hazards from pollution for years or sometimes decades, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

Those sites are part of the EPA’s Superfund program, which is intended to clean the most dangerous and polluted places in America. But the agency has either been unable or unwilling to decontaminate many of the locations, allowing pollution to fester, a DCNF analysis of more than 1,300 active Superfund sites found.

Health hazards still either threaten humans or are unknown at 117 – or nearly one-quarter – of the 480 Superfund sites added before 1987, TheDCNF’s analysis found. Those locations have waited for more than 30 years for decontamination or an adequate analysis to determine risks.

“You’re not going to find a Superfund site where there weren’t feet dragging in the process,” Karen Gogins told TheDCNF. Gogins is a policy staffer with Citizens for a Health Bay, an advocacy group for the Commencement Bay Superfund site in Washington state, which was added when the program began in 1983.

Both the EPA and the site’s polluter – Occidental Chemical – have slowed cleanup progress, Logins noted.

“We’re starting to get to the cusp of things where decisions will be made,” she said. “We’re still looking at decades more work.”…

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Trump Picks Vincent Viola As Army Secretary – Sun-Sentinel
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Florida Panthers majority owner Vincent Viola has been nominated to serve as the Secretary of the Army by President-elect Donald Trump.

Viola, a 61-year-old native of Brooklyn, N.Y., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1977 and later graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne, Infantry and Ranger Schools. He served in the 101st Airborne Division.

After the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, he founded and funded the Combating Terrorism Center at West Point.

The former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange and founder of Virtu Financial Inc., he bought the Panthers on Sept. 27, 2013 for about $250 million.

“Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any challenge,” Trump said in a statement…

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The Blue State Depression – Stephen Moore

People are leaving the Hillary-supporting states in droves

When I say the blue states are in a depression, I don’t mean the collective funk they are in because they lost the election to Donald Trump.

I’m talking about an economic depression in the blue states that went for Hillary. Here is an amazing statistic. Of the 10 blue states that Hillary Clinton won by the largest percentage margins – California, Massachusetts, Vermont, Hawaii, Maryland, New York, Illinois, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut – every single one of them lost domestic migration (excluding immigration) over the last 10 years (2004-14). Nearly 2.75 million more Americans left California and New York than entered these states.

They are the loser states. They are all progressive. High taxes rates. High welfare benefits. Heavy regulation. Environmental extremism. Super minimum wages. Most outlaw energy drilling. The whole left-wing playbook is on display in the Hillary states. And people are leaving in droves. Day after day, they are being bled to death. So much for liberalism creating a worker’s paradise.

Now let’s look at the 10 states that had the largest percentage vote for Donald Trump. Everyone of them – Wyoming, West Virginia, Oklahoma, North Dakota, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Dakota, and Idaho – was a net population gainer.

This is part and parcel of one of the greatest internal migration waves in American history as blue states especially in the northeast are getting clobbered by their low tax, smaller government rivals in the south, southeast and mountain regions…

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Multiple States Now Confirm Obama’s DHS Hacked Into Their Election Servers – Freedom Daily
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Well isn’t this something. No wonder Democrats are trying to say that the Russians “hacked” and stole the election.

Turns out Obama’s administration was the one doing all the hacking. And guess who their targets were?

You got it. Red states that they knew would go for Trump.

WSB-TV Georgia is reporting that the Secretaries of State from West Virginia and Kentucky confirmed their elections systems were hacked by the Department of Homeland Security in November. Georgia had also reported that their systems were hacked a total of 10 times by the DHS earlier in the year.

Via WSB-TV:

ATLANTA – Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Aaron Diamant has learned two more states’ election agencies have confirmed suspected cyberattacks linked to the same U.S. Department of Homeland Security IP address as last month’s massive attack in Georgia…

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Washington Post: Rape Victims Offended By Virgin Mary’s Purity – Breitbart

This year the Left’s annual War on Christmas has taken a bizarre turn with a Washington Post op-ed claiming that the Virgin Mary’s purity is offensive to victims of rape.

In an article titled, “Our culture of purity celebrates the Virgin Mary. As a rape victim, that hurts me,” Ruth Everhart explains that especially in the Advent lead-up to Christmas, Mary becomes a problem for many Christians because of her pristine purity.

Mary “set an impossibly high bar,” Everhart writes. “Now the rest of us are stuck trying to be both a virgin and a mother at the same time.”

As a rape victim, this has been especially difficult for the author, she says, which led to her becoming a pastor, in order “to come to terms with Mary’s story.”

Everhart writes that she doesn’t blame her sense of ruin “entirely” on the Virgin Mary. In fact, it isn’t really Mary’s fault, she states; it’s the Church’s for manipulating Mary into a model of purity.

“Mary is not responsible for what we’ve done to her story,” she writes. “Church culture has overfocused on virginity and made it into an idol of sexual purity. When it comes to female experience, the church seems compelled to shrink and distort and manipulate.”

To some people, “vaginas are inherently dirty,” she states. “They can never be purified.”

“And isn’t that the definition of hopelessness? Does it bother you that half of the human population is condemned to hopelessness because their body parts can never be pure?” she asks rhetorically.

Never mind that you can attend a thousand Christian church services without ever hearing a sermon on purity…

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University Offering Course On ‘The Problem Of Whiteness’ – Washngton Free Beacon
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The University of Wisconsin is offering a course this spring on the “Problem of Whiteness,” which is taught by a radical assistant professor who believes America is a terrorist state.

The course will cover institutional racism and “what it means to be #woke.”

Damon Sajnani, an assistant professor in UW-Madison’s African Cultural Studies department, is teaching the course.

“Have you ever wondered what it really means to be white?” the course description states. “If you’re like most people, the answer is probably ‘no.’ But here is your chance!”

“In Frantz Fanon’s famous White Skin Black Mask (1952), his chapter ‘Look, a Negro!’ interrogated the meaning and experience of coming to know oneself as Black under the constant scrutiny of the white gaze,” the course description continues…

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Medicaid Blew $26 Million On Health Coverage For Dead People – Judicial Watch

The government spent a breathtaking $26 million to provide dead people – who were poor when they were alive – with health insurance in one state alone, according to a new federal audit. The benefit was administered through Medicaid, the federal-state health insurance program for the needy and the astonishing multi-million-dollar figure applies to just Florida but similar atrocities are likely occurring in other states.

American taxpayers may wonder how this could possibly happen, though fraud and corruption are rampant in government, especially in welfare programs. First let’s explain how Medicaid, jointly funded by federal and state governments, functions. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) administers the program at the federal level. States must create CMS-approved plans to run their Medicaid programs, which provide low-income residents with medical coverage. In some states, such as Florida, the government contracts with insurance companies and makes fixed monthly payments to provide coverage. In Florida 37 insurance companies have contracts to provide coverage.

In this case, the government continued making payments to the insurance companies long after the beneficiaries had passed away. In other words, the government doled out huge sums to provide dead people with medical insurance for years. The astounding figures were made public recently in a report issued by the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General, which blamed the outrageous waste on lack of collaboration between various state agencies and outdated information in databases…

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Walmart Now Selling Domestic Terrorists’ Merchandise – Blue Lives Matter
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The retail giant Walmart jumped on the Black Lives Matter train and has begun selling their branded apparel and other related items. The items range from ball caps, t-shirts and hoodies, to check planners.

On the heels of a tumultuous 2016 for the mega store, Walmart has made their agenda quite clear to its consumers. They have made no attempt to explain, excuse or rescind their partnership with the group that many would label as a terrorist organization. Reverend Jesse Lee Peterson, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Sheriff David Clarke have all blasted Black Lives Matter for their obviously terrorist like behavior. Members of Black Lives Matter are even facing lawsuits for their hateful rhetoric, which many believe has incited violence against law enforcement…

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China Steals U.S. Underwater Drone In South China Sea – Fox News

A Chinese Navy ship stole an American underwater research drone while a U.S. crew was watching, in a South China Sea area contested by the Chinese and the Philippines, U.S. defense officials told Fox News on Friday.

The incident occurred around noon Thursday local time approximately 40 miles west of the Philippines and about 150 miles from Scarborough Shoal. For days, the Chinese ship had been shadowing the American ship USNS Bowditch, which deployed the drone, a Slocum Glider.

“This is an act of war against the United States,” Gordon Chang, analyst and author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told Fox News’ “Happening Now.” He said the move was an act of war because U.S. military property was stolen.

The research ship is owned by the U.S. Navy but operated by Military Sealift Command, with a crew of contracted civilian mariners and scientists.

The American crew watched the Chinese take the underwater drone from a short distance away. The Chinese Navy ship was only a quarter of a mile away, a defense official told Fox News.

The Chinese have been regularly shadowing U.S. Navy vessels in the South China Sea for months, Fox News was told. The Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank, reported Wednesday that China apparently set up anti-aircraft guns and close-in weapons systems designed to guard against missile attacks on all seven of its man-made islands in the strategically vital area…

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Coast Guard Reels In More Than 26 Tons Of Cocaine Worth More Than $2 Billion – Inside Edition
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More than 26 tons of seized cocaine – worth more than $2 billion on the streets – was brought ashore in Florida Thursday in what officials are calling “one of the largest drug offloads” in history.

The flight deck of 418-foot Coast Guard Cutter Hamilton was covered in more than three dozen pallets of seized cocaine, offloaded in Port Everglades with a crane, as a result of a joint effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy in the eastern Pacific over the last three months.

“Today we’ll be offloading 53,000 pounds. That’s equivalent to about 24,000 kilograms of cocaine […] with an estimated wholesale value of $715 million,” Vice Admiral Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commander in the Atlantic area, said in a Thursday press conference. “That’s probably equivalent to $2-plus billion on the streets of America.”…

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9th Circus Court Of Schlemiels Backs California’s 10-Day Waiting Period For Gun Purchases – Washington Examiner

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a California law requiring a 10-day waiting period for gun purchases.

Judge Mary M. Schroeder, an appointee of President Jimmy Carter, wrote the opinion of the three-person panel that reversed a federal trial court that found the 10-day “cooling off” period was unconstitutional.

“Because we agree with the state that the 10-day waiting period is a reasonable safety precaution for all purchasers of firearms and need not be suspended once a purchaser has been approved, we reverse the district court’s judgment,” Schroeder wrote. “We do not need to decide whether the regulation is sufficiently longstanding to be presumed lawful. Applying intermediate scrutiny analysis, we hold that the law does not violate the Second Amendment rights of these plaintiffs, because the 10-day wait is a reasonable precaution for the purchase of a second or third weapon, as well as for a first purchase.”

Schroeder also wrote that the 10-day waiting period would have a deterrent effect on crime because gun owners looking to buy additional firearms may be dissuaded not to.

“An individual who already owns a hunting rifle, for example, may want to purchase a larger capacity weapon that will do more damage when fired into a crowd,” Schroeder wrote. “A 10-day cooling-off period would serve to discourage such conduct and would impose no serious burden on the core Second Amendment right of defense of the home.”…

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New York Times Hires Reporter Who Sent Stories To Clinton Staffers For Approval – Daily Caller
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Politico’s Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday.

“We’re thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times,” Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times’ Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. “He’s a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team.”

While Bumiller described Thrush as a “premier political journalist,” in one email to Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose to describe himself as a “hack.”

“No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u,” Thrush wrote to Podesta in an April 2015 email…

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10 Ways The CIA’s ‘Russian Hacking’ Story Is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’ – Breitbart

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) pledged to support a congressional investigation into whether Russian hacking affected the 2016 election. Republicans have nothing to fear from such an investigation, because they won the election fair and square.

No, Russia is not the friend that President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spent several years pretending it was. But the idea that Russian hackers coronated Trump is only the latest left-wing opiate – after white supremacists and “fake news” – designed to dull the pain of electoral defeat, and postpone the reckoning that must occur if Democrats are to pose a significant threat as an opposition party at any time in the near future.

Here are just ten of the reasons the “Russian hacking” story is a sham – a left-wing twist on the red-baiting McCarthyism of the 1950s.

1. There is actually no new information leading the CIA to its conclusion. The New York Times reports: “The C.I.A.’s conclusion does not appear to be the product of specific new intelligence obtained since the election, several American officials, including some who had read the agency’s briefing, said on Sunday. Rather, it was an analysis of what many believe is overwhelming circumstantial evidence – evidence that others feel does not support firm judgments – that the Russians put a thumb on the scale for Mr. Trump, and got their desired outcome.” In other words, someone only decided after Trump won that it the accusation was worth making.

2. The “evidence” that the CIA has gathered is inconclusive. The FBI also disagrees with some of the CIA’s conclusions about Russia’s motives. “While lawmakers were seemingly united on the need to present a strong bipartisan response, the FBI and CIA gave lawmakers differing accounts on Russia’s motives, according to The Post,” The Hill reported on Sunday…

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Hillary Pleads To Dismiss Benghazi Lawsuit – WorldNetDaily
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Lawyers for twice-failed Oval Office aspirant Hillary Clinton have asked a federal court in Washington, D.C., to dismiss a lawsuit over her statements as secretary of state about the Benghazi terror attack that left four Americans dead.

The plaintiffs are arguing the case should to go trial because she doesn’t deserve special treatment as a member of the “political elite.”

Clinton narrowly averted a default judgment in the case earlier when a judge adopted claims that she wasn’t properly served.

Then she argued in court filings that the case should be dismissed, claiming the plaintiffs, Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, and Charles Woods, the father of Tyrone Woods, haven’t properly claimed they were injured…

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29 Killed, 166 Wounded In Twin Suicide Bomb Blasts Near Istanbul Soccer Stadium – USA Politics Today

Twin attacks by a suicide bomber and a car bomber near an Istanbul soccer stadium Saturday night killed 29 people and wounded 166 others in the latest large-scale assault to traumatize a nation confronting an array of security threats.

The bombs targeted police officers, killing 27 of them along with two civilians, Turkey’s Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu told reporters early Sunday. He added that 10 people had been arrested in connection with the “terrorist attack.”

The civilian death toll was lower because fans had already left the newly built Vodafone Arena Stadium after the soccer match when the blasts occurred. Witnesses also heard gunfire after the explosions.

“We have once again witnessed tonight in Istanbul the ugly face of terror which tramples on every value and decency,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement.

The first bomb went off just outside the facility known popularly as Besiktas Stadium after the local team and neighborhood. The second blast that came moments later was attributed by authorities to a suicide bomber.

Police cordoned off the area as smoke rose from behind the stadium and ambulances began ferrying the wounded to hospitals. Glass from the blown-out windows of nearby buildings littered the pavement.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. This year, Istanbul has witnessed a spate of attacks attributed by authorities to the Islamic State group or claimed by Kurdish militants…

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Uncle Joe: Hillary Never Got The Chance To Speak To White, Middle Class Voters – American Mirror
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A four-month general election – and the 12 months before that – wasn’t enough time to connect with white, middle-class voters, according to Joe Biden.

The vice president appeared on CNN on Sunday and faulted Hillary Clinton’s strategy and inability to connect and “respect” workers impacted by globalism.

He told Jake Tapper that he recognized the Democrats’ shift away from economic issues because, as he put it, “we got the car out of the ditch and onto the road and runnin’,” and therefore focused on other issues.

He said solutions to helping people who have been “left behind” wasn’t a “central part of the campaign going forward.”

“We’ve got to speak to those people,” Biden continued…

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Douchebag Heckles Kids At Texas Mall, Yells ‘Santa Claus Does Not Exist’ – Dallas Morning News

A Texas pastor went to a mall in Amarillo on Saturday and heckled a group of children and their parents waiting in line to meet Santa Claus, letting them know that they were really just going to meet a “man in a suit” and that Santa Claus does not exist.

The stunt at the Amarillo mall appears to be the latest in a string of similar acts by 56-year-old David Grisham, a leader of the religious fundamentalist group “Repent Amarillo,” whose mission is to “preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and wage spiritual warfare on the demonic realm,” according to its Facebook page.

He’s used similar aggressive preaching methods in the past. Grisham previously made headlines when he tried to start a boycott against the city of Houston after Annise Parker, an open lesbian, was elected mayor and an abortion clinic was built in the city.

He also tried to publicly burn a copy of the Quran in Sam Houston Park in Amarillo in 2010, but was foiled by a shirtless skateboarder named Jacob Isom, who swiped the Quran from him at the last moment and told him, “Dude, you have no Quran!”

Grisham never imagined himself as a street preacher, much less one who inspired so much animosity in people. In fact, he was an atheist for the majority of his life after his father died in a plane crash.

But then, in his early 40s, he reunited with his first love, Tracy, and things began to fall into place. He watched M. Night Shyamalan’s movie “Signs” and had an epiphany. Everything in his life was foretold…

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Texas Muslim Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire To His Own Mosque – Breitbart
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The Muslim charged with arson of his own mosque on Christmas Day 2015 has pleaded guilty to felony arson in a Harris County (Houston) district court and was sentenced to prison.

The charging instrument stated that Gary Nathaniel Moore started a fire with the intent to destroy and damage a place of worship – the Savoy Masjid Mosque in Houston. Moore said he attended the mosque every day up to five times a day for five years. The Houston Fire Department (HFD) responded to the fire about 2:47 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Breitbart News reported that “up in smoke is the DC Media’s hoped-for anti-GOP Narrative. Before any facts were known, numerous DC Media outlets immediately exploited the tragedy to place the blame on Donald Trump.” As reported by Breitbart Texas, Breitbart News accurately predicted that the DC media would lose interest in the story “Now that a devout Muslim has been charged.”…

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The Democrats’ Nauseating Putin Hypocrisy – Roger L. Simon

The degree to which the Democrats have changed their tune on Vladimir Putin almost on a proverbial dime is either black comic or nauseating or both, depending on how you want to look at it. Whatever it is, it is a extremely obvious example of how party politics is conducted in our era (possibly always).

If your side does it, it’s diplomatic genius bound to yield peace in our time. If the other side does the exact same thing, it’s a horrendous mistake bordering on treason likely to cause a national calamity, if not global Armageddon.

If there were any decent, even semi-even-handed political science departments left in our country (okay, maybe there are one or two), what we might call the Democrats’ “Great Putin Flip Flop” would be a textbook case for classroom discussion.

Let’s start at the beginning, March 2009, but a few weeks after the first inauguration of Barack Obama, when a smiling Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the red “reset” button, signaling the arrival of a supposed era of peace between the two countries. The new administration was greeted with hosannas for their great symbolism from their loyal claque at the New York Times, Washington Post, NBC, et al., who were oblivious, needless to say, that the word “peregruzka” printed in Cyrillic on the button, thought to mean “reset” in Russian by the linguistic geniuses in our State Department, was actually the word for “overload.”

No wonder Lavrov has such a quizzical look on his face in the all the photos…

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Pennsylvania ‘Santa’ Pays Off Nearly $50,000 In Other People’s Layaway Items At Walmart – UPI
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A “Secret Santa” helped nearly 200 shoppers at a Pennsylvania Walmart have a happy Christmas by paying off all of the store’s layaway items.

Ryan Kennedy, manager of the Walmart store in Everett, said he received a call from a mysterious person identified only as “Santa B” who offered to pay off all $46,265.59 worth of layaway items.

“It was complete disbelief,” he told CNN. “It was definitely a great gesture. I was completely shocked.”

A few days after the initial call a woman delivered a check to the store and Kennedy began notifying the 194 customers with layaway accounts their balances had been paid.

“Some individuals were just brought to tears when they were notified about it,” Kennedy said…

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Republican John Kennedy Wins Louisiana Runoff Election To Become Newest Member Of U.S. Senate – Breitbart

Republican John Kennedy has been declared the winner of Louisiana’s runoff election for the U.S. Senate, defeating Democrat Foster Campbell and thwarting one of the last opportunities in 2016 for Democrats to gain a seat in the upper chamber.

Kennedy’s win on Saturday night, the first GOP win since Trump’s election, gives Republicans a 52 seat majority in the U.S. Senate, making it that much harder for Democrats to make any headway in Washington.

The stakes were high enough for President-elect Donald Trump to campaign arm-in-arm with Kennedy at a rally last week in Baton Rouge.

Trump told voters how important it was to get Kennedy to Washington, noting that it is “really close” in the Senate. “We need John in Washington, not only for the vote, but for leadership and everything,” Trump said.

Days before Trump’s stop in Baton Rouge, Vice President-elect Mike Pence also hit the campaign trail for Kennedy.

Kennedy’s Democrat opponent, Foster Campbell, clearly felt Trump’s popularity in the Pelican State as he generally refrained from too many direct attacks on Trump during his campaign. Campbell even ran campaign ads promising he would work with Trump while also insisting he would have the “courage” to oppose him when necessary. But it wasn’t enough to stave off yet another GOP win for 2016.

Seeing Campbell’s campaign as a last ditch effort, Democrats and liberal advocacy groups poured money into the campaign, giving Campbell a one million-dollar campaign fund advantage over Kennedy…

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Julian Assange Confirms Russians Not Responsible For Wikileaks Documents – Truthfeed
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Julian Assange, the man who has told the truth and has a perfect 10-year record of “getting it right” has come out to say that #RussianHackers are not responsible for the DNC/Podesta “hacks.”

Yet, even so, liberals and our lying North Korea-style, government-run propaganda media are still pushing this narrative with no hard evidence, only conjecture and rumor.

John Podesta lost his cell phone not long before his emails were shared on Wikileaks.

That’s a much more plausible reason than Russian Hackers.

Why wouldn’t savvy Russian Hackers bypass Podesta and go for Hillary’s email who is notoriously sloppy with her security?

It makes zero sense, like most liberal conspiracy theories…

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Shocker: DC’s Transgender Cop Poster Child Turns Out To Be A Pervert – Daily Caller

A transgender police officer in Washington, D.C., who has repeatedly been praised as a community role model has also quietly been reprimanded for improper sexually-tinged antics with underage police interns.

In a story published Thursday night, NBC4 News profiled Jessica Hawkins as a police officer who “helps build trust in [the] D.C. community” due to his work on an LGBT outreach unit. Hawkins, who previously went by Billy, is biologically male but identifies as a woman, and publicly transitioned two years ago.

NBC4’s story is just the latest positive one about Hawkins, who has also been profiled by NPR, Metro Weekly and other outlets.

But a new report by local D.C. station Fox 5 shows another, more disturbing side of Hawkins that hasn’t appeared in profiles. According to the report, Hawkins has repeatedly landed in hot water because of his conduct around interns for D.C.’s police department.

“Sgt. Hawkins showed the interns a ‘homemade video of her having sex with 4 men while she was intoxicated,’” Fox’s report says. Another complain filed against Hawkins accused him of taking under-21 interns to an Arlington gay bar, where she helped them buy alcohol and laughed at one intern’s possession of a fake ID.

According to Fox, Hawkins has admitted that both complaints against him are accurate, and was quite cavalier in the admission. Hawkins even volunteered that he had shown other interns an inappropriate picture on his phone…

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Army Beats Navy To End 14-Year Losing Streak In Series – ESPN
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The Army football team and its fans around the world can finally rejoice.

No longer will they have to listen to barbs from Navy or lament another missed opportunity in the biggest game of the year.

At long last, The Streak is over.

Army ended a 14-year run of frustration against the Midshipmen, using an overpowering running game and opportunistic defense to carve out a long overdue 21-17 victory Saturday.

With future commander in chief Donald Trump looking on, the Black Knights blew a 14-point lead before quarterback Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a 9-yard run with 6:42 left to give Army the win it had been waiting for since 2001.

The Black Knights’ 14-game losing streak was the longest by either academy in a series that began in 1890. Army (7-5) now trails 60-50-7 in one of the nation’s historic rivalries…

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Republicans Cruz And Desantis To Push Constitutional Amendment Imposing Term Limits On Congress – BizPac Review

Now that Republicans have control of the executive branch, both houses of Congress and the majority of the states, Sens. Ted Cruz and Ron Desantis think they can now get term limits implemented for senators and congressmen.

In an op-ed for The Washington Post the two senators said that creating a Constitutional amendment to limit the terms of congressmen and senators would prove Congress “has actually heard the voice of the people” to “drain the swamp.”

“Though our Founding Fathers declined to include term limits in the Constitution, they feared the creation of a permanent political class that existed parallel to, rather than enmeshed within, American society. As Benjamin Franklin said, ‘In free governments, the rulers are the servants, and the people their superiors… For the former therefore to return among the latter was not to degrade but to promote them,’” they wrote.

The Amendment would limit senators to two terms and congressmen to three.

The senators pointed out that a Rasmussen poll showed 74 percent of Americans support the idea of term limits for Congress and that Trump mentioned imposing them when he campaigned for the presidency.

“The time is now for Congress, with the overwhelming support of the American people, to pass a constitutional amendment establishing congressional term limits and send it to the states for speedy ratification,” the senators wrote…

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Trump Picks Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson As Secretary Of State – Zero Hedge
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In a move that is certain to infuriate those who see Trump as nothing more than a puppet of the Kremlin, moments ago NBC reported that Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil and late entrant into the SecState race after his first meeting with the president elect this past Tuesday at the Trump Tower, has been picked by Trump to serve as his next Secretary of State.

As NBC adds, Tillerson met Saturday with Trump at Trump Tower in New York, the president-elect’s spokesperson confirmed. The selection of Tillerson comes after Trump and his transition team spent weeks searching for someone to fill the post of the top U.S. diplomat. Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani were reportedly in the running. Giuliani said Friday he had taken his name out of consideration.

The 64-year-old Texas oilman, whose friends describe as a staunch conservative, emerged as a Secretary of State contender only last week following a meeting with Trump, when it was speculated that he would consider the offer “due to his sense of patriotic duty and because he is set to retire from the company next year.”…

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Trump Chooses Ben Carson For Housing Secretary – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Trump’s decision, announced early Monday by his transition office, comes as the real estate mogul continues a series of interviews, meetings with aides and other deliberations aimed at forming his administration.

In a statement, Trump says he’s “thrilled to nominate” Carson, saying he “has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”

Carson has been coy about joining the new administration, saying shortly after Trump’s election victory that he wasn’t certain he’d fit into a Cabinet-style role. The discussion at that time centered on speculation that Carson might be selected to head the sprawling Department of Health and Human Services…

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President Asshat Blocks Dakota Access Pipeline, But Protesters Aren’t Leaving – CNS

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.

North Dakota’s leaders criticized the decision, with Gov. Jack Dalrymple calling it a “serious mistake” that “prolongs the dangerous situation” of having several hundred protesters who are camped out on federal land during cold, wintry weather. U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer said it’s a “very chilling signal” for the future of infrastructure in the United States.

The four-state, $3.8 billion project is largely complete except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir. Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy said in a news release that her decision was based on the need to “explore alternate routes” for the pipeline’s crossing. Her full decision doesn’t rule out that it could cross under the reservoir or north of Bismarck.

“Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do,” Darcy said. “The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.”

The company constructing the pipeline, Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, released a statement Sunday night slamming the decision as politically motivated and alleging that President Obama’s administration was determined to delay the matter until he leaves office…

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Trump Widening Lead As Wisconsin Recount Rolls On – American Mirror
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So far, the multi-million dollar presidential election recount in Wisconsin is expanding Donald Trump’s win over Hillary Clinton.

Heavy.com is adding up recount figures as they come in through spreadsheets posted to the Wisconsin Election Commission website, and the day four totals result in a net increase of 110 votes for Trump.

Clinton gained 71 votes, so Trump was up by 39 votes through day four.

The site noted that the City of Milwaukee and many counties are still tallying ballots.

The Election Commission gave several reasons for the new numbers, including ballots that were not opened, missing absentee envelopes, non-standard pens used to mark ballots, and other glitches…

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U.S. Health Care Spending Up 5.8% To $3.2 Trillion; $9,990 Per Person – CNS

The nation’s health care tab grew at the fastest rate in eight years in 2015, driven by the coverage expansion in President Barack Obama’s law and by costly prescription drugs, the government said Friday.

The growth of 5.8 percent in 2015 boosted total health care spending to $3.2 trillion. That’s an average of $9,990 per person, although the vast share of that money is spent caring for the sickest patients.

Health spending grew about 2 percentage points faster than the overall economy in 2015, said the report from nonpartisan economic experts at the Department of Health and Human Services. That’s a problem because it makes it harder for government programs, employers, and individuals to afford the level of health care that Americans are used to having.

The report was disappointing news for the outgoing Obama administration, which had enjoyed a long stretch of historically low increases in health care spending, and had sought to credit its 2010 health care overhaul for taming costs. It’s a reality check for President-elect Donald Trump, who did not focus much on health care during his campaign and implied that problems could be easily fixed.

America has struggled for decades to balance health care cost, access, and quality. Obama’s law made significant strides to expand access, and the report found nearly 91 percent of U.S. residents now have coverage. But the problem of costs has re-emerged. That’s partly because people with health insurance use more medical care than the uninsured, who tend to postpone going to the doctor. Some of the newly insured turned out to be sicker than those who were already covered…

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Obama Loses Another Ally As Italian Prime Minister Resigns After Referendum Loss – Washington Times
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Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, one of President Obama’s closest partners in Europe, announced his resignation Sunday after voters rejected proposed political reforms in a referendum influenced by anti-establishment attitudes also on the rise in other countries.

The vote was intended by Mr. Renzi to revise Italy’s Constitution and reduce the size of its Senate to streamline the government and consolidate the prime minister’s power. But the balloting instead became a referendum on Mr. Renzi himself, with voters expressing some of the same anti-establishment dissatisfaction that has surfaced from the United Kingdom to the U.S. this year.

Exit polls in Italy showed the referendum losing by roughly 55 percent against 41 percent in favor. The euro hit a 20-month low on the results.

“I have lost and I say it out loud,” Mr. Renzi told a news conference, adding that he would submit his resignation on Monday…

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Hillary Supporter Bashes Elferly Woman Over The Head With A Chair During ‘Election Argument’ – American Mirror

A Hillary Clinton supporter is apparently still sore over the election results, and police say he hit an elderly woman over the head with a chair during an argument about it.

Donora, Pennsylvania police say 27-year-old Matthew Pugh was having an “election argument” with a fellow resident of the Donora Towers high-rise apartment complex when he “reportedly became enraged,” the Observer-Reporter reports.

“He allegedly picked up a chair and hit the woman over the head, knocking her to the floor,” according to the paper.

The chair gashed the woman on the head and she “bled severely.” She suffered other injuries during the fall and was taken to the hospital for emergency medical treatment.

According to police, Pugh left the scene, but was apprehended a short time later.

Donora police say Pugh is a Hillary Clinton supporter and was triggered when “the woman apparently made a comment either against Clinton or in support of Trump,” Donora police Officer Keith Charlton tells the paper.

The Herald Standard newspaper identifies the victim as 69-year-old Maureen Zubrick.

“Both Zubrick and Pugh took a side on the recent presidential election,” Charlton wrote in an affidavit.

Pugh was held on “attempted homicide” charges, as well as aggravated assault, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person.

He was arraigned on November 30 for the alleged November 20 attack and is currently housed in the Washington County Correctional Facility in lieu of a $50,000 bond…

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Pathetic Loser Jill Stein Vows To Bring Pennsylvania Recount To Federal Court – Penn Live
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An attorney for Green Party candidate Jill Stein said late Saturday evening that the campaign would bring their effort to launch a Pennsylvania recount to federal court.

Earlier in the day, the recount effort appeared to be scuttled by a $1 million bond requirement handed down by the state’s Commonwealth Court. That court had scheduled a 10 a.m. hearing in the case that’s now canceled.

“Make no mistake – the Stein campaign will continue to fight for a statewide recount in Pennsylvania,” said Jonathan Abady, who’s leading Stein’s recount efforts, in a written statement. “We are committed to this fight to protect the civil and voting rights of all Americans.”

Abady said the campaign would file for emergency relief in federal court on Monday, “on constitutional grounds.”…

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Federal Government Pays $860 Million To Defense Contractors Just To Exist – Daily Caller

The U.S. Air Force is now paying $860 million dollars to United Launch Alliance (ULA), a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing, just so that it can keep existing.

The Air Force awarded ULA the money as a “sustainment fee.” The fee isn’t for any actual space launches but rather requires that the company will make itself available to conduct launches. In exchange for the cash, ULA will be required to maintain the capacity to launch a rocket into space and maintain the various bases and infrastructure necessary to do so. The money is expected to be spent by late September of 2017.

ULA was awarded the cash because the company is now facing stiff competition. ULA had almost cornered the market for national security-related rocket launches until last year, when SpaceX won U.S. Air Force certification for national security space missions.

“The U.S. Air Force uses two contracts to launch satellites,” Jessica Rye, a spokeswoman for ULA, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “One to build the rocket and one to launch the rocket. The EELV Launch Capability (ELC) contract launches the rocket. ELC is not a sustainment fee. It is a contract structure developed by the Air Force to allow for the flexibility needed at that time in the program history… Without ELC, most of our nation’s national security satellites would have no access to space.”

The company collects an additional $5 billion in other spending from the Air Force for rocket hardware, according to the Government Accountability Office. Additionally, ULA gets $366 million dollars for most rocket launches…

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Donald Trump, Philippines’ Duterte Speak For First Time In ‘Animated’ Phone Call – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump has invited his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte to the White house in a phone conversation Friday that one Duterte aid described as “animated.”

The call was the first one-on-one exchange between the two leaders.

While there is at press time no word on the details of the call, presidential aid Christopher Bong Go posted a photo of Duterte speaking to Trump on his Facebook page.

Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay confirmed that the two would be speaking “within the next few days” in a conversation on Philippine television earlier this week. He did not specify what the two leaders would discuss, only noting, “We are really harping on fundamental changes [that are worthy] so we can be able to pursue our independent foreign policy.”…

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New York City Man Who Lost His Sight Almost 20 Years Ago Regains Vision – Breitbart

A New York City man who went blind in 1997 has regained most of his sight, a phenomenon his doctors are struggling to explain.

Kevin Coughlin, 55, of Manhattan, was blinded by optic nerve disease when he was 36, CBS New York reported.

“I literally saw a very thick, impenetrable fog,” Coughlin told 1010 WINS’ John Montone.

Coughlin remained blind until he started seeing shadows in August 2013.

“In August of 2013 I saw a reflection of light on my medicine cabinet mirror after not seeing anything for 16 years,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin then saw the face of Elias, a black lab who was his guide dog at the time.

“I’m seeing more and more, and Elias hasn’t had his harness on for a year and a half,” Coughlin said.

Coughlin said he used to be self-conscious walking his dog through the streets, but now, he walks his dog with confidence.

“When I walked when I was blind I had this very tentative very self conscious gait, and now I have an expansive swagger,” Coughlin said. “Just seeing all the buildings that have been put up in the last 20 years, seeing the restoration of Grand Central Station is incredible.”

Coughlin has regained 70 percent of his vision, and he says it is improving every day. He credits prayer, meditation, and a diet rich with antioxidants, such as spinach, broccoli, and red kidney beans for his regained vision, according to WPIX.

Although he is happy to have regained his sight, he said losing his sight opened his eyes to the suffering of others…

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Leverage Maneuver: Trump Talks Openly With Taiwan’s President – Conservative Treehouse
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Ok, this one strategic maneuver has just pegged my too-much-winning needle on max overdrive. Donald Trump took a congratulatory phone call from the President of Taiwan, and now the Chinese will be apoplectic.

Those of you who have been with us for a while, will note our arguments against China’s MFN (Most Favored Nation) trade status have continually fallen on deaf ears within DC. Why? Because they are political ears paid to remain necessarily deaf, while various Chinese national interests have taken influence over our legislative priorities on trade and commerce.

In short, we’ve been ripped off. Bigly. For decades.

Rule #1 in any trade deal is to fully understand who is the customer within the equation…

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Massive Voter Fraud Uncovered In Nevada – Truthfeed

Before election day, Nevada, specifically Las Vegas, was a hotbed for voter fraud, with Hillary’s camp busted committing a slew of election crimes on video.

Megan Barth, a reporter from Newsmaxtv.vegas, interviewed GOP Assembly candidate Stan Vaughn, who has hard proof of Nevada voter fraud.

Wonder if Jill Stein and Hillary Clinton will be requesting a recount?

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

From NewsmaxTV.vegas:

Today, Megan Barth interviewed Republican Assembly Candidate for District 15, Stan Vaughan, with actual proof of massive voter fraud in his Clark County district. Vaughan brought into the NEWSMAXTV Las Vegas studio and laid it out for all to see, US postal service certified returned mail from 9,200 voters in District 15. Many of the people who were listed as deceased are still on the active voter rolls today. Many of the returned mail came back with 5 people living in a vacant lot with no mail receptacle.

Edward Snowden, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and dozens of movie stars were registered to vote in District 15 according to Mr. Vaughan. Mr. Vaughan tested a sample of 200 people of the 9,200 return mail and found that 185 of those had indeed voted.

Mr. Vaughan and many others have testified that they went to the polls to vote only to be told they had voted already. They were given a provisional ballots which would only be counted if the total vote count was within 1% according to poll supervisors…

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Leftist Pervert Anthony Weiner Fined $65,000 For Campaign Finance Violations – The Hill
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Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) has been fined nearly $65,000 for repeatedly violating campaign finance law in his failed 2013 bid to become mayor of New York City, according to a Thursday report.

New York’s Campaign Finance Board (CFB) voted unanimously to punish Weiner’s campaign to the tune of $64,956 for 10 different violations of campaign finance law, the New York Daily News said.

The Daily News said the CFB determined Weiner spent $1,539 on bills for two phones and dry cleaning that were actually personal expenses, resulting in a fine of $2,308.

Weiner was then dinged $22,031 for failing to demonstrate that the expenses furthered his campaign.

Weiner’s suspect spending included $26,000 to the Esler Group, $56,201 to individuals whose duties were not properly documented and $600 for buying TVs…

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Americans Not In Labor Force Soar To Record 95.1 Million: Jump By 446,000 In One Month – Zero Hedge

So much for that much anticipated rebound in the participation rate.

After it had managed to post a modest increase in the early part of the year, hitting the highest level in one year in March at 63%, the disenchantment with working has returned, and the labor force participation rate had flatlined for the next few month, ultimately dropping in November to 62.7%, just shy of its 35 year low of 62.4% hit last October.

This can be seen in the surge of Americans who are no longer in the labor force, who spiked by 446,000 in November, hitting an all time high of 95.1 million.

As a result of this the US labor force shrank by 226,000 to 159,486K, down from 159,712K a month ago, and helped the unemployment rate tumble to 4.6%, the lowest level since August 2007.

Adding the number of unemployed workers to the people not in the labor force, there are now over 102.5 million Americans who are either unemployment or no longer looking for work…

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Michigan Attorney General Sues To Stop ‘Frivolous, Expensive’ Recount – Law Newz
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Michigan State Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a lawsuit to stop the recount in the state, having announced the court filing on Twitter a few minutes earlier:

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Today I am filing suit to stop @DrJillStein’s frivolous, expensive recount request.

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@SchuetteOnDuty

Mich voters rejected @DrJillStein’s candidacy and her refusal to accept verified results poses an expensive &a risky threat to MI taxpayers.

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The basic argument of the motion is similar to that of Trump, saying that Jill Stein is not an “aggrieved candidate” due to only getting 1% of the vote…

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*VIDEOS* Your Daley Gator Holy-Crap-It’s-Monday Rock Block

LED ZEPPELIN – SINCE I’VE BEEN LOVING YOU

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TOM PETTY AND THE HEARTBREAKERS – YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS

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WARREN ZEVON – CARMELITA

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DAVE MATTHEWS BAND – SO MUCH TO SAY

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VIOLENT FEMMES – KISS OFF

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Your Daley Gator CCW News Update For Monday 11/14/16


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Portland Rioters Chant “Peaceful Protest” While Throwing Bricks At Trump Motorist – Zero Hedge

In a bit on an ironic twist, the Portland rioters have been caught on film chanting “peaceful protest” all while violently attacking a Trump supporter’s vehicle by launching bricks at his windows. Seems these poor, pampered, disaffected snowflakes have completely lost touch with their own “Stronger Together” slogan.

A total of 71 “protesters” were arrested on Saturday night alone according to the Portland PD.

“Surprisingly,” the majority of the arrests were of angry, millennial, white kids rather than minorities who the mainstream media insists are so adversely impacted by a Trump presidency.

Meanwhile, a flash mob in Philadelphia over the weekend left 6 people injured, including a cop who suffered a fractured orbital bone.

Six people, including an off-duty police detective and his wife, were injured after a “flash mob” attack by some among a crowd of juveniles in downtown Philadelphia, police said.

A 55-year-old off-duty police detective saw a 20-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman being assaulted and tried to arrest one of the offenders. He was punched from behind by several people, police said.

The detective’s 53-year-old wife splashed water on the offenders to try to stop them from attacking her husband, and she was punched in the face, police said. All of the offenders then fled. The four victims were taken to a nearby hospital.

Immediately afterward, there was another assault by several juveniles nearby, and two 16-year-old youths were arrested, police said…

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Blocks Of Anti-Trump Protest Buses Caught On Tape – Zero Hedge
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Earlier today we showed that, contrary to USA Today’s claims that the anti-Trump protests across the nation are “spontaneous, involving people from all walks of life”, according to Wikileaks documents at least two of the people profiled by USA Today have a history of being professional agitators for the Democratic party, whose task is to stir up popular protests and – in extreme cases – unleash rioting, such as the following clip showing the latest day of violent protests in Portland revealed.

Now, courtesy of a Zero Hedge reader, we have visual confirmation of how a substantial portion of these professional, paid protesters arrive at the site of the protest, in this case Chicago.

As our reader notes, “I have a video of 5 city blocks on the West side of Chicago lined with busses from Wisconsin (Badger Bus Lines) bringing in protestors. The Sears tower is visible in the background.”…

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Obama Goes On Global Spending Spree In Final Days – WorldNetDaily

As the final months of the outgoing administration wind down, President Obama will attempt to add achievements to his legacy such as the “greening” of Mexico City’s new multi-billion-dollar airport and the modernization of Mexican border crossings – that is, the ones leading into but not out of Mexico.

Designing dozens of schools and athletic fields in an Arab kingdom, assessing the deployment of “smart” street lamps in Central America, and devising a financing system to address climate change in Asian cities are projects likewise on the agenda as Obama’s second term draws to a close.

An independent White House entity, for example, intends to aid the Mexican state-owned authority overseeing construction of the new $11 billion Mexico City International Airport project known by the acronym NAICM.

The U.S. Trade & Development Agency, or USTDA, recently agreed to award a nearly $1 million grant to Group Aeroportuario de la Ciudad de México specifically to develop an environmental sustainability management plan for the endeavor, according to a planning document located through routine database research.

The goal of this technical assistance is to ensure that NAICM becomes the first airport worldwide to receive LEED Platinum certification, the ultimate “green” rating.

The Mexico airport entity is aiming to make the NAICM “one of the few airports in the world to be carbon neutral,” meaning the facility would achieve “net-zero carbon dioxide emissions,” according to the project solicitation…

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Trump Names RNC Chairman His Chief Of Staff And Breitbart News Chairman His Chief Strategist – Breitbart
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President-elect Donald Trump announced on Sunday that Stephen K. Bannon will be the White House Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor while Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus will serve as White House Chief of Staff.

“Bannon and Priebus will continue the effective leadership team they formed during the campaign, working as equal partners to transform the federal government, making it much more efficient, effective and productive,” stated a press release from Trump’s transition team on Sunday. “Bannon and Priebus will also work together with Vice President-elect Mike Pence to help lead the transition process in the run-up to Inauguration Day.”

“I am thrilled to have my very successful team continue with me in leading our country,” stated President-elect Trump per the press release. “Steve and Reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory…

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Trump Looking For Ways To Quickly Withdraw From Global Climate Deal – New York Post

Donald Trump is seeking quick ways of withdrawing from a global agreement to limit climate change, a source on his transition team said, defying widening international backing for the plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.

Since the U.S. President-elect was chosen, governments ranging from China to small island states have reaffirmed support for the 2015 Paris Agreement at 200-nation climate talks running until Nov. 18 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

Trump, who has called global warming a hoax and has promised to quit the Paris Agreement, was considering ways to bypass a theoretical four-year procedure for leaving the accord, according to the source, who works on Trump’s transition team for international energy and climate policy.

“It was reckless for the Paris agreement to enter into force before the election” on Tuesday, the source told Reuters, speaking on condition of anonymity. The Paris Agreement won enough backing for entry into force on Nov. 4.

Alternatives were to send a letter withdrawing from a 1992 Convention that is the parent treaty of the Paris Agreement, voiding U.S. involvement in both in a year’s time, or to issue a presidential order simply deleting the U.S. signature from the Paris accord, he said.

Many nations have expressed hopes the United States will stay. Host Morocco said the agreement that seeks to phase out greenhouse gases in the second half of the century was strong enough to survive a pullout…

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Trump Providing Police Officers At Anti-Trump Protests With Catered Meals – Top Right News
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Donald Trump is not yet our president, but he is already showing he will be a leader to make us proud again.

Tonight, as butt-hurt liberals and violent anti-American domestic terrorists flood the streets and protest against DEMOCRACY, Donald Trump is supplying police officers in Chicago with dinner.

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Not working #Chicago #Trumpprotest tonight but friends telling me @TrumpTower providing place to eat for officers working. Pretty #Standup

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Standup, indeed. Trump knows that Blue Lives Matter – something Obama has sneered at for 8 years, with disastrous, tragic results.

Trump is not getting Dunkin Donuts, either. He is having his chefs prepare catered meals for the cops.

UPDATE: Trump is reportedly doing the same for police in New York and Los Angeles, with more cities to come.

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The Cognitive Dissonance Cluster Bomb – Scott Adams

Earlier this week CNN.com listed 24 different theories that pundits have provided for why Trump won. And the list isn’t even complete. I’ve heard other explanations as well. What does it tell you when there are 24 different explanations for a thing?

It tells you that someone just dropped a cognitive dissonance cluster bomb on the public. Heads exploded. Cognitive dissonance set in. Weird theories came out. This is the cleanest and clearest example of cognitive dissonance you will ever see. Remember it.

This phenomenon is why a year ago I told you I was putting so much emphasis on PREDICTING the outcome of the election using the Master Persuader Filter. I told you it would be easy to fit any theory to the facts AFTER the result. And sure enough, we can fit lots of theories to the facts. At least 24 of them by CNN’s count.

Generally speaking, the greater the persuasion, the more cognitive dissonance you get. Trump is – in my opinion – the greatest persuader of my lifetime. I expected this level of cognitive dissonance. Next time you see a persuader of this magnitude, you can expect the outcome to be cognitive dissonance in that case too.

This brings me to the anti-Trump protests. The protesters look as though they are protesting Trump, but they are not. They are locked in an imaginary world and battling their own hallucinations of the future. Here’s the setup that triggered them.

1. They believe they are smart and well-informed.

2. Their good judgement told them Trump is OBVIOUSLY the next Hitler, or something similarly bad…

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Report: U.S. Top Country For Gun Ownership, Not Even In Top 10 For Firearm Deaths – UFP
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According to the Telegraph, the countries with highest per-capita gun ownership are:

USA – 112.6 guns per 100 residents
Serbia – 75.6
Yemen – 54.8
Switzerland – 45.7
Cyprus – 36.4
Saudi Arabia – 35
Iraq – 34.2
Uruguay – 31.8
Sweden – 31.6
Norway – 31.3

Note – the Telegraph presents gun ownership as so expansive in the U.S. that guns actually outnumber people. Yet the U.S. does not appear on the list of the Top 10 countries for firearm-related deaths. Those countries are:

Honduras – 67.18 per 100,000 residents per year
Venezuela – 59.13
Swaziland – 37.16…

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Podesta Friend At DOJ Led Cover-Up Of IRS Scandal – TaxProf

Senior Department of Justice official Peter J. Kadzik, newly exposed by WikiLeaks as colluding with Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, is the same Obama appointee who helped cover up the Internal Revenue Service’s deliberate targeting of conservative and Tea Party groups.

[Lois] Lerner refused to testify at congressional hearings, instead invoking her Fifth Amendment rights to avoid possible self-incrimination. Congressional investigators found that the IRS targeted right-of-center 501(c)(4) nonprofit advocacy groups during the 2010 and 2012 election cycles. They determined that Lerner organized an unprecedented crackdown on Tea Party and conservative groups and then attempted to scapegoat those nonprofits, blaming them for the harsh treatment they received at her instigation.

At DOJ, Kadzik also put the kibosh a year ago on any possible criminal prosecution of Lois Lerner… Kadzik was dismissive. “Ineffective management is not a crime,” he wrote. “The Department of Justice’s exhaustive probe revealed no evidence that would support a criminal prosecution. What occurred is disquieting and may necessitate corrective action – but it does not warrant criminal prosecution.”

Kadzik wrote there was no proof of bad intent on Lerner’s part and that she seemed to try to correct the inappropriately tough scrutiny on conservative and Tea Party nonprofits once she “recognized that it was wrong.” “In fact, Ms. Lerner was the first IRS official to recognize the magnitude of the problem and to take concerted steps to fix it,” he wrote.

Kadzik is tied to the Democratic Party Establishment and is a donor to Democrat candidates. Using his private Gmail account, on May 19, 2015, Kadzik tipped off John Podesta…

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Scenes From The Liberal Meltdown – New York Post
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Days after Donald Trump stunned the world by winning the presidency, liberal America remains in the throes of a massive mental and emotional meltdown.

Anti-Trump protests have spread to more cities and continue to turn violent. In Portland Thursday night, rioters stoned police and vandalized businesses and cars.

Anyone expressing support for Trump has become the target of unrestrained venom: There are calls to boycott New Balance – its sneakers have been publicly burned – because an official said Trump would be better on trade issues.

Meanwhile, the CEO of Grubhub, the online food-delivery service, demanded that employees who agree with Trump resign, because “you have no place here.” (He had to retreat: His lawyers read him the First Amendment and noted that political discrimination also violates California law.)…

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Tsunami Hits New Zealand Following 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake – Globe And Mail

A powerful earthquake and series of aftershocks shook New Zealand early on Monday, killing at least two people and prompting a tsunami warning that sent thousands fleeing to higher ground.

Emergency response teams were dispatched by helicopter to the region at the epicentre of the 7.8 magnitude quake, some 91 km (57 miles) north-northeast of Christchurch in the South Island, amid reports of injuries and collapsed buildings.

Prime Minister John Key told a dawn news conference in the capital of Wellington, where the quake was also felt strongly, that two people had been killed. Police said one of the victims was found in a house in the coastal tourist town of Kaikoura.

“It was the most significant shock I can remember in Wellington,” Key told reporters, although he stopped short of calling a national emergency. “There will be quite major costs around roads and infrastructure.”

Emergency officials were meeting later on Monday morning, added Key.

Power was out and phone lines down in many areas of the country, while roads were blocked by landslips. But a tsunami warning that led to mass evacuations was downgraded after large swells hit Wellington, in the North Island, and Christchurch, the South Island’s largest city.

The first tremor, just 23 km (14 miles) deep, struck the Pacific island nation just after midnight, jolting many from their sleep and raising memories of the 6.3 magnitude Christchurch quake in 2011, which killed 185 people. New Zealand’s Geonet measured Monday’s quake at magnitude 7.5, while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.8…

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Facebook Profile Glitch ‘Kills’ Millions, Even Mark Zuckerberg – The Guardian
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Rumors of Mark Zuckerberg’s death may have been greatly exaggerated – but by his own billion-plus user website, as a glitch on Friday afternoon led Facebook to declare two million users, including Zuckerberg himself, prematurely dead.

People logging in to their accounts to find that they had been “memorialized”, with a message saying (in Zuckerberg’s case): “We hope people who love Mark will find comfort in the things others share to remember and celebrate his life.”

Just a day earlier, Zuckerberg had said the idea that fake news on Facebook could sway people in their voting decisions was “crazy”.

At time of writing, at least four Guardian US journalists are among those who were declared by the social media giant to have shuffled off this mortal coil…

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U Penn Hosts Post-Election ‘Breathing Space’: Puppy Cuddling, Coloring, Chocolate – College Fix

A dorm at the University of Pennsylvania on Wednesday hosted a post-election “Breathing Space” for students stressed out by election results that included cuddling with cats and a puppy, coloring and crafting, and snacks such as tea and chocolate.

The event at the Ivy League insitution was hosted by the faculty director of Fisher Hassenfeld College House.

“There were actual cats and a puppy there,” Penn student Daniel Tancredi told The College Fix via email. “There were sheets of paper available with black and white printed designs on them for students to color in. Essentially they looked like pages from a coloring book that were printed from a computer. They all had positive feel-good messages on them. Students colored them in with colored pencils.”

The space Wednesday did not include TV watching.

“For the most part, students just hung out and ate snacks and made small talk,” Tancredi said. “Of course, that was in addition to coloring and playing with the animals. The election was mentioned a few times, though mostly in very timid and fearful tones. The event as a whole seemed to be an escape from the reality of the election results.”

The “Breathing Space” was billed by the faculty director of Fisher Hassenfeld, who hosted it, as an “open safe space to process recent events.”

“[O]ur aim is just to make a safe and quiet space to relax a bit at a time at which opening a space for quiet and relaxation feels especially important,” an email to students announcing the event stated…

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Congressman Gohmert: Trump’s Wall Will Get Done, And There’s Billions Available For It – CNS
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Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) appeared on “Fox & Friends” on Friday morning to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to “build a wall along the southern border.”

Gohmert assured host Steve Doocy that the wall “will get done,” arguing that in the past “there’s been billions of dollars appropriated for a virtual wall,” but “Janet Napolitano head of Homeland Security, she just said, you know what, I don’t want to do that, and we let her get away with disobeying the law.”

Doocy asked Gohmert if he thought Trump would run into a wall with Congress in delivering on his promise to build a wall.

“He may have trouble with some,” Gohmert replied, “but I’ve been thrilled the way our Republican leadership this week has just gotten all excited about Trump. You know, as my friend Paul Ryan said, gee he was hearing voices none of the rest of us heard…

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Trump Effect: Illegals Already Leaving U.S. – GJWHG

Under Obama, two controversial amnesty programs were set up, DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). To enter the the two programs, the 1.4 million illegals had to hand over their identities, home addresses, and admit to being in the United States illegally, therefore creating a list of illegal immigrants in the country. Now those same immigrants are fleeing for the border.

“I was surprised anyone would be stupid enough to sign up for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Yet apparently hundreds of thousands of people did so anyway,” said John Miano of the Center for Immigration Studies.

He said in a blog post that the programs are dead under a Trump administration and those who signed up “created a list of prime candidates for deportation with names, addresses, and an admission of illegal alien status.”

Secrets has already received reports that illegals are already starting to leave the country. One source said that some in Virginia left for the border on Wednesday, the day Donald Trump was declared the winner.

The agency that took the names, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has on file 1,443,762 names of applicants for DACA and DAPA. They break down this way:

– 1 million are from Mexico…

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Donald Trump Confirms He Won’t Accept $400,000 Annual Presidential Salary – Daily Express
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Following his US presidential election win earlier this week, questions have been raised about whether the billionaire will accept the £320,000 ($400,000) salary the US President is entitled to.

At an event in Rochester, New Hampshire, in September 2015, Trump announced: “The first thing I’m going to do is tell you that if I’m elected president, I’m accepting no salary, okay? That’s not a big deal for me.”

Later that week in a Twitter Q&A session a similar question was asked, to which Trump replied: “As far as the salary is concerned – I won’t take even one dollar. I am totally giving up my salary if I become president.”

If he turns down the £320,000 salary, Trump will become only the third President in US history not to accept the hefty sum…

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Protesters Get A Lesson In Democracy – Howie Carr

So the little snowflakes were out on the streets again last night, tying up traffic and waving their “NOT MY PRESIDENT!” signs.

Have you noticed how many of the riff-raff can’t wait to go in front of the TV cameras to announce in broken English that the reason they hate President-elect Trump is because they’re illegal aliens.

Then they hold up their signs saying “NOT MY PRESIDENT!”

Well then, of course he’s not your president. You’re from Guatemala, or maybe Honduras.

Last night, as a public service to the viewing public, Fox News Channel started running English-language subtitles under the anti-Trump sound bites. I’m serious.

The other kind of demonstrators are these young women with trust funds who sound like Valley Girls. The way they speak is called up-talking: “Like, do you know he wants to repeal, like – ” the voice begins to rise, questioningly, and then ends in an hysterical shriek – “ROE V. WADE!?!?”

Like, this is not what democracy is ALL ABOUT!?!?”

Actually, it is. The problem is, this is the first election these coddled millennials have ever come out on the short end of. This is the first time they haven’t gotten a participation trophy. They have never learned to cope with losing. If they don’t win, the system must be… rigged.

Even so, their rage seems a little over the top. I mean, correct me if I’m wrong, but have there been any jackbooted thugs kicking down the doors in the projects, confiscating EBT cards and Obamaphones?

Of course not. But maybe we’re just seeing some preventive rioting. They want to loot a package store or two in case Trump decides to bring back Prohibition after he trashes Roe v. Wade…

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Geert Wilders Hails Donald Trump’s Victory As ‘Patriotic Spring’ That Should Inspire Europe – The Independent
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Anti-Islam Dutch politician Geert Wilders has hailed a “Patriotic Spring” following Donald Trump’s election victory and the vote for Brexit, while calling for a revolution in Europe.

The Dutch Freedom Party leader called the shock result of the US election a “historic victory” and a “revolution”.

“The people are taking their country back, so will we,” he wrote on Twitter, using the hashtag #MakeTheNetherlandsGreatAgain.

In an interview with Russia Today, Mr Wilders claimed Mr Trump’s victory would cause a seismic shift in European politics.

“America regained its national sovereignty, its identity – it reclaimed its own democracy, that’s why I called it a revolution,” he added…

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