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doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

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individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

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by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
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— Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Egypt's El-Sissi Leading a Churchillian Fight Against Hamas Terror
Avi Issacharoff
He has, memorably, now made a series of speeches calling for a revolution in Islamic thought, to shift the emphasis away from violence and to create a more humane Islam. He has declared war upon radical Islam wherever it may be – not only upon the Islamic State and its affiliates, who have attacked Egyptians in Libya and Egypt proper, but on the Muslim Brotherhood and its affiliates as well.

The President's First Insult
Sha'i ben-Tekoa
President of the United States of America Barack Obama had not been president for more than ten minutes when he slapped American Jews in the face (and by extension Israel and all Jews). Though he did it so subtly – in plain sight and in front of the whole world – no one noticed.

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Week ending 1 March 2015

Obama’s Iran Obsession
Devotion to Obama is not the same as loyalty to your country.

David Harsanyi
The Obama administration values a future relationship with Iran more than it values the historic relationship it has with Israel. Unless there’s a reversal in the reported deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran, all the superficial talk about this extraordinary friendship between Israel and the United States isn’t going to mean much.
Whoops! US Economy Slows Sharply,
Grew at Moderate 2.2% Rate in Fourth Quarter

The Commerce Department said Friday that the economy as measured by the gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 percent in the October-December quarter, less than the 2.6 percent first estimated last month. It marked a major slowdown from the third quarter, which had been the strongest growth in 11 years.
Chicago Nears Fiscal Free Fall with Latest Downgrade
The downgrade to BAA2, just two steps above junk, and a warning the rating could fall further still, means the third-biggest U.S. city could face even higher costs in the future if banks choose to terminate other interest-rate hedges against fluctuations in interest rates.
Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Top Hillary Clinton Advisers Knew Immediately Assault on Benghazi was Armed Attack
Judicial Watch announced today that on February 11, 2015, it uncovered documents from the U.S. Department of State revealing that top aides for then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, including her then-chief of staff Cheryl Mills, knew from the outset that the Benghazi mission compound was under attack by armed assailants tied to a terrorist group.
32,000 Emails Recovered in IRS Targeting Probe Amid
Allegations Agency Chief May Have Lied

Though [investigators] don't know how many of them are new, they told a congressional oversight committee that IRS employees had not asked computer technicians for the tapes, as directed by a subpoena from House oversight and other investigating committees. That admission was in direct contradiction to earlier testimony of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

IRS Inspector Tells Congress He's Investigating
'potential criminal activity'

In a dramatic evening hearing, the House Oversight and Governmnt Reform Committee heard that investigators needed only two weeks to locate 32,774 of them on 744 backup tapes. IRS higher-ups, they said, had never asked them to look. Another 424 tapes have yet to be scoured. Deputy Inspector General Timothy Camus declared that his office is looking at 'potential criminal activity.'
Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
The majority (52 percent) of Obamacare enrollees receiving an advance premium tax credit to purchase Obamacare insurance is facing the prospect of paying back $530 of that tax credit to the IRS, according to a new study from H&R Block. This clawback is reducing the refunds for these taxpayers by 17 percent this filing season.

Dems Run Away From Obamacare Penalty They Imposed
Byron York
The Democrats who wrote and passed the Affordable Care Act were sure of two things: The law had to include a mandate requiring every American to purchase health insurance, and it had to have an enforcement mechanism to make the mandate work. Enforcement has always been at the heart of Obamacare. Now, though, enforcement time has come, and some Democrats are shying away from the coercive measures they themselves wrote into law.
Supreme Court Justices Agree:
Overcriminalization Is a Problem in America

John G. Malcolm
[Justice Elena] Kagan writes that this overzealous, misguided prosecution against a fisherman "brings to the surface the real issue: overcriminalization and excessive punishment in the U. S. Code." She continued: And I'd go further: In those ways, §1519 is unfortunately not an outlier, but an emblem of a deeper pathology in the federal criminal code.
Jihadi John: Activist Who Praised Mohammed Emwazi as
"beautiful" Caught On Video Backing Jihad

The human rights campaigner who described Mohammed Emwazi as ‘a beautiful young man’ previously supported waging jihad against British soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Asim Qureshi, research director at Cage, called on Muslims to back jihadists at an anti-US rally held in London in 2006.
Number of Christians Kidnapped by ISIS Soars; CBS and NBC Yawn
Curtis Houck
News concerning the mass kidnapping of Christians by ISIS in Syria worsened on Thursday with reports from multiple human rights groups that raised the initial number of those taken from 150 to now at least 220. If you watched the network evening newscasts, though, you would not have known that if you had tuned into CBS or NBC.
Norway Just Deported 824 Muslims,
Every American Needs To See What Happened Next

Norway recently made the controversial decision to deport a large amount of Muslims with ties to radical groups. Despite all the liberals in Norway deeming this “racist”, the logical party went ahead with it and the result almost shut down every opposing voice in the government instantly. Violent Crime Dropped By 30%!
'Net Neutrality' Is a Problem, Not a Solution
John Hayward
The oldest trick in the collectivist playbook is to create a problem through government regulations, let it stew for a while, and then propose even bigger government as the only possible solution to the "crisis" it planted, nourished, and harvested.

FCC Votes Against Innovation:
Net Neutrality Debate Now Moves to Courts and Congress

James Gattuso
Twice [in the last decade], the FCC has tried to impose such rules – in 2005 and again in 2010 – and twice it has been rebuffed by the courts, which found the agency lacked authority to act. However, President Barack Obama upped the ante in November urging the FCC to turn Internet access providers into public utilities subject to comprehensive regulation of their activities with potential consequences far beyond net neutrality itself.
Justin Gillis and New York Times' Attempt to Blow Up
Distinguished Professor's Reputation

Pierre Gosselin
Distinguished scientist Willie Soon has become the target of a nasty smear job led by Justin Gillis of the hopelessly biased New York Times. It is not so much that the Smithsonian professor dared to question climate science orthodoxy, but rather that his questions have yet to be answered. Thus Soon is viewed as a threat and so he has been condemned a heretic by the global warming cultists.
Outgoing UN IPCC Chief Rajendra Pachauri Reveals
Global Warming 'is My Religion and My Dharma'

"For me the protection of Planet Earth, the survival of all species and sustainability of our ecosystems is more than a mission. It is my religion and my dharma." UN IPCC critic Journalist Donna Laframboise responds: "Yes, the IPCC – which we're told to take seriously because it is a scientific body producing scientific reports – has, in fact, been led by an environmentalist on a mission. By someone for whom protecting the planet is a religious calling."

Head of UN Climate Panel Steps Down Amid Harassment Charges
Rajendra K. Pachauri, 75, an Indian citizen, had chaired the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change since 2002 and accepted the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize on its behalf... Pachauri is being investigated in India after a 29-year-old woman accused him of sexually harassing her while they worked together at the New Delhi lobbying and research organization he heads, The Energy Resources Institute.
Cap-and-Trade Costs California Businesses $1 billion
California businesses paid a whopping $1 billion this year buying permits to comply with the state’s cap-and-trade law – the largest sale recorded since the state began regulating carbon dioxide in 2012. Even with record permit sales, the $1 billion raised was well below market expectations. But environmentalists sold the auction as a huge success, because now oil and gas companies have to buy permits.
Take A Gun To The Mall
John R. Lott Jr.
Over the weekend Somali terrorists threatened to attack the Mall of America in Minnesota. They called for a massacre similar to the 2013 Westgate shopping mall attack in Nairobi, Kenya, that killed and injured scores of people. With the large Somali population in the Twin Cities area, the threat is hard to ignore. On Sunday, when asked a couple of times if Americans should still go to the mall, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson would only say: "I'm not telling people to not go to the mall."
Since at least 1950, all but two public mass shootings in America have taken place where general citizens are banned from carrying guns. In Europe, there have been no exceptions. Every mass public shooting has occurred in a gun-free zone.
Obama to Ban Bullets By Executive Action,
Threatens Top-Selling AR-15 Rifle

As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters. "The Obama administration was unable to ban America's most popular sporting rifle through the legislative process, so now it's trying to ban commonly owned and used ammunition through regulation," said Chris W. Cox, executive director of the RA-ILA.
Vandalism (sabotage?) in Arizona Shut Down Internet,
Cellphone, Telephone Service Across State

The outage shut down critical services across large parts of the state, preventing individuals from using their phones, bank and ATM cards, and the Internet. Critical services, such as police and state government databases, as well as banks and hospitals, also were affected as a result of the vandalism.

Week ending 22 February 2015

ISIS Sends a Message
What Gestures Say About Today’s Middle East

Nathaniel Zelinsky
The Middle East and its upheavals are no strangers to gestures. Over the past year, a variety of groups, ranging from the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt to the Kurds in Iraq, have used at least four distinct hand signals. These symbols communicate complex political messages that Western observers have largely ignored.
Obama Refuses to Acknowledge
‘Muslim terrorists’ at Summit

Geoff Earle
They’re burning and beheading victims in the name of Islam, but President Obama delivered a major speech Wednesday on combating violent extremism – while refusing to use the words “Muslim terrorists.” “No religion is responsible for terrorism – people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama said.
Obama blind to Islam's role in terror
Obama and the Muslim Gang Sign
F. W. Burleigh
Is President Obama a Muslim? A lot has been written about this, but if photographs speak louder than words, then a photo taken at last August’s U.S.-African Leaders’ Summit in Washington D.C. might shed considerable light. It shows Barack Hussein Obama flashing the one-finger affirmation of Islamic faith to dozens of African delegates.
Obama Kept Reform Muslims Out of Summit on Extremism
The White House excluded members of a prominent group of reformist Muslims from its terror summit this week, apparently because President Obama rejects their argument that such groups as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are actually motivated by Islam... Muslim reformers say the administration is ignoring them because they disagree with Obama's refusal to acknowledge the Islamic roots of the extremists' ideology.
Pentagon Refuses to Back Egyptian Bombing of ISIS in Libya
After Christian Slaughter

The Obama administration refuses to back Egypt’s attacks against the Islamic State, which were launched after the jihadist group savagely beheaded 21 Egyptian Christians. On Wednesday, a reporter asked Rear Adm. John Kirby, the outgoing Pentagon press secretary, “Do you support Egypt’s right to bomb ISIS targets in the wake of the Christian Coptics being killed?”
Ouster of former Muslim Brotherhood leader still rankles
Homeland Secretary Johnson Suggests Term 'violent extremism'
Used at Behest of Muslim Leaders

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said on Sunday that President Obama’s decision not to say the actions of the Islamic State is a form of “radical Islam” is at the behest of the Muslim community... Johnson said the leaders argue their religion is about peace and brotherhood and “resent” that Islamic State is “attempting to hijack that from us.”
What ISIS Really Wants
The Atlantic – Graeme Wood
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here's what that means for its strategy – and for how to stop it.
Giuliani Boasts He ‘hit a nerve’ in Obama Criticism
“I said it maybe 30 times before but somehow this time it hit a nerve, maybe because the president is on such defense for his unwillingness to face Islamic terrorism,” Giuliani told John Catsimatidis on 970 AM The Answer. “We need a American president more like Ronald Reagan who gave us a sense of optimism,” said Giuliani.
Just Like the King, the Mainstream Media is Affronted by
Rudy Giuliani’s Truth Telling

Judi McLeod
The most telling part of the ‘Obama doesn’t love America’ Rudy Giuliani story is how the mainstream media is coming off so sanctimoniously affronted. Talking heads in some of the most surprising places (like Megyn of Fox News’ Kelly file, for example) are absolutely affronted that Giuliani put into plain words what millions of Americans are already thinking: “Obama does not love America”.
Flashback: Liberals Cheered Obama When He Questioned
George Bush’s Patriotism

In 2008 then Senator Obama called President Bush “unpatriotic” for adding trillions to the national debt. Bush added about four trillion to the debt in eight years after the 9-11 attacks and mortgage crisis. Barack Obama then added the same amount of debt in less than three years.
U.N. Official Reveals Real Reason Behind Warming Scare
Investor's Business Daily
At a news conference last week in Brussels, Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of U.N.'s Framework Convention on Climate Change, admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism.
Why Can't the Public See Obama's 332-page
Proposed Internet Regulations?

Republican senators Mike Lee, Ben Sasse, and Rand Paul have all been high profile opponents of the Obama administrations current plan to regulate the internet – in particular, Lee has called the regulation a government "takeover" of the internet and says it amounts to a "a massive tax increase on the middle class, being passed in the dead of night without the American public really being made aware of what is going on."
The Internet Isn't Broken – Obama Doesn't Need To 'fix' It
Ajit Pai, Joshua Wright
While the plan contains no shortage of regulations, the most problematic may be the new "Internet conduct" rule. It's a vague rule that gives the FCC almost unfettered discretion to micromanage virtually every aspect of the Internet, including the choices that consumers have for accessing it. If a company doesn't want to offer an expensive, unlimited data plan, it could find itself in the FCC's cross hairs.
Mike Rowe Obliterates Howard Dean's Criticism of Scott Walker
In Brilliant Facebook Post

Howard Dean has been under fire after criticizing Wisconsin Governor and potential 2016 presidential candidate Scott Walker for never getting a college degree... The GOP governor wasn't the only person fighting back against the comments from a man most famous for screaming himself out of the Democratic Primary. Mike Rowe took to his Facebook page to address the issue in a great post about education in America and what it has become.
Mike Rowe
Scott Walker Interview: ‘I don’t know’ whether Obama is a Christian
Washington Post Reporter Attempts ‘Gotcha’ Question

After the interview was completed, Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster telephoned The Washington Post to say the governor was trying to make a point of principle by not answering such kinds of questions, not trying to cast doubt on Obama’s faith.
Obama Admin: ISIS are Not Terrorists but 72 Types of Americans are,
Did You Make the List?

Don King
If you are saying things that King President Obama and his thugs administration don’t like, well then you just made the list! What list, you ask yourself? Why the list of 72 types of Americans who are considered a threat and are labeled as ‘Domestic Terrorists,’ that’s what list.
The Climate Con Goes On as Climate Chaos, Inc. and Media Allies
Ban News and Books on Climate Realism

Paul Driessen
Nearly 200 countries may sign a modest Kyoto II climate treaty, say December 2014 media reports from Lima, Peru. But will they agree to stop using coal to generate electricity? No. Curtail their economic growth? No. Cease emitting carbon dioxide? Maybe, but only a little, sometime in the future, when it is more convenient to do so, without any binding commitments. Then why would they sign a treaty?
6-hour Test of Nevada's Solar Tower Project
Torched Over a Hundred Birds 

In what's turning into a public relations headache for the solar industry, news has emerged that a recent test of the 110-megawatt Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada resulted in some 130 birds catching fire, when they flew into an area of highly concentrated solar energy. As KCET's Rewire is reporting, the incident happened last month, but the news is only emerging now.
8th Grader Gets 'A' for Saying Republicans are
Destroying 'Pathway to Citizenship'

Teacher Gracie Davis gave her students a handout that included an editorial cartoon titled "The Pathway to Citizenship" from the Chattanooga Times Free Press showing two brick layers paving a walkway – one with dark skin wearing a Democrat donkey logo, the other man, white, wearing a Republican elephant logo.
Republican Lawmakers Investigate White House Net Neutrality Push
The FCC has until Monday afternoon to produce unredacted email messages, focused on net neutrality rules, between FCC staff and officials with the Obama administration, U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz said in a letter to the FCC Friday. The Utah Republican is chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
Muslim Abuser Who 'didn't know'
That Sex with a Girl of 13 was Illegal is Spared Jail

A muslim who raped a 13-year-old girl he groomed on Facebook has been spared a prison sentence after a judge heard he went to an Islamic faith school where he was taught that women are worthless. Adil Rashid, 18, claimed he was not aware that it was illegal for him to have sex with the girl because his education left him ignorant of British law.
Biden Gets ´Four Pinocchio´ Smackdown and ´Pants
on Fire´ Rating After Somali Cab Drivers Remark

Vice President Joe Biden ran afoul of the nation´s two most prominent fact-checkers on Thursday by claiming there´s a ´large, very identifiable Somali community´ in his home town, and many of them drive cabs.
'Beware of New Jersey': 72-Year-Old Man Facing 10 Years in Prison
Over a Gun – but Not Just Any Gun

antique flintlock pistol
He had an unloaded antique 300-year-old flintlock pistol in his glove compartment, and he told a sheriff's deputy about it. That was his undoing. Gordon van Gilder admits he may have run afoul of the law – but, "as a wise man once said, if that's the law, the law is an ass."
Audio Surfaces of Bloomberg's Minorities and Gun Control Comments
He Desperately Tried to Block

"If a politician said this about anything other than guns, the mainstream media would be all over them," Tom King told the Washington Times. Representatives for Bloomberg recently asked the Aspen Institute and GrassRoots TV, the company that filmed the event, to refrain from broadcasting the talk, the Aspen Times reported on Friday.

Week ending 15 February 2015

No people can be bound to acknowledge and adore the invisible hand, which conducts the affairs of men more than the People of the United States. —George Washington – April 30, 1789, New York City
Barack the Lyin'heart Goes on Crusade
Patriot Post
How tone deaf is Obama? He made his inflammatory remarks at a breakfast commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 1915 Armenian Genocide – during which more than a million predominantly Christian Armenians were exterminated by Muslim Turks. It appears there is something profoundly lacking in the mental makeup of Obama.
Obama Fails To Take Daesh Threat Seriously
Linda S. Heard
The so-called "leader of the free world", US President Barack Obama, is either not fit for the purpose, is soft on terrorists or is adhering to a covert foreign policy agenda. We only have to think back to the viciousness with which his predecessor took on Al Qaida and its Taliban hosts and compare that to Obama's weak-kneed approach to Daesh to reach the above conclusion.
Chrisitans Under Islamic Attack
21 Christians Beheaded by Islamic State
The killings raise the possibility that the Islamic militant group has established a direct affiliate less than 500 miles from the southern tip of Italy. One of the militants in the video, speaking English, makes direct reference to that possibility, saying the group now plans to "conquer Rome."

Since Its Split from the Catholic Church,
Egyptian Copts Have Faced Persecution

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi Sunday vowed to avenge the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Copts in neighboring Libya by the Islamic State group. Calling the killings criminal, Sisi said in a national address Cairo would choose the "necessary means and timing" for revenge, Reuters reported.

A Symbol of Hope for Persecuted Christians
Lauren Green
The Arabic letter for "N" is a tiny symbol that Islamic extremists use to mark the homes and businesses of Christians as a sign of contempt, much like the Nazis in World War II used the Star of David to identify Jews. But Father Benedict Kiely, a New England priest, has turned the Arabic N into a sign of hope...
Open Doors
Christian Persecution
Watch List
US Army Veterans, Other Westerners
Join Christian Militia to Fight ISIS

Saint Michael, the archangel of battle, is tattooed across the back of a U.S. army veteran who recently returned to Iraq and joined a Christian militia fighting Islamic State in what he sees as a biblical war between good and evil.
Crusaders and Appeasers
Charles Krauthammer
His secretary of defense says, “The world is exploding all over.” His attorney general says that the threat of terror “keeps me up at night.” The world bears them out... Yet Obama’s reaction to, shall we say, turmoil abroad has been one of alarming lassitude and passivity.
The Only Strategy to Defeat Jihad
Jonathan David Carson
An imam on British television taught me more in a few minutes than any of the books I have read on Islam, some of them quite instructive. After railing at Israel and America, the imam smiled knowingly and said that if God did not want those skyscrapers to fall, he wouldn´t have let airplanes fly into them.
Jewish Graves Vandalized in French Cemetery in Eastern France
Hundreds of graves have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in eastern France, in what the president called an “odious and barbaric” anti-Semitic act against French values. The vandalism comes at a time of growing insecurity among French Jews and amid general religious tensions in Europe...
CAIR Defends ISIS, says
Calling Them “Islamic Savages” is “Hate Rhetoric”

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, was under fire Friday from a Los Angeles-based Muslim advocacy group that called her use of the phrase “Islamic savages” in a tweet “hate rhetoric.” On Tuesday, Melendez posted a tweet saying: “Gut wrenching news today. American Kayla Mueller murdered by Islamic savages. There MUST be consequences. MM.”
EPA Under Fire for Concealing
Controversial Scientific Data, Silencing Skeptics

For more than 15 years, the Environmental Protection Agency has resisted releasing data from two key studies to the general public and members of Congress. Government regulators used those studies to craft some of the most expensive environmental rules in U.S. history.
Global Warming: So Dishonest It Makes
Enron Look Like a Paragon of Integrity

James Delingpole
"Fiddling temperature data is the biggest science scandal ever," says Christopher Booker, not pulling his punches. And I think he's right not to do so. If – as Booker, myself, and few others suspect – the guardians of the world's land-based temperature records have been adjusting the raw data in order to exaggerate "global warming" then this is indeed a crime against the scientific method unparalleled in history.
It’s Too Cold to Protest Global Warming at Yale
Yale anti-fossil fuel campaigners have indefinitely postponed a protest that was set for this weekend due to “unfavorable weather conditions and other logistical issues.” Fossil Free Yale, a group pushing the university to divest itself from fossil fuels, told the Yale Daily News that frigid, snowy weather set for this weekend will mean their global warming protest will have to be postponed.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber, Fiancee Provide
New Green Energy Scandal for Democrats, Tom Steyer

What do you get when you mix a governor, his ambitious fiancee, a billionaire environmentalist and some handsome green energy consulting contracts? In Oregon, they have collided to produce an influence-peddling scandal that threatens to end Gov. John Kitzhaber's tenure.
This Woman Will Soon Become the
First Openly Bisexual Governor In American History

An open LGBT governor has never been elected, although New Jersey did have an openly gay governor briefly in 2004, after Gov. Jim McGreevey (D) came out as gay and admitted an affair with a man he had appointed to a key job. He resigned three months later.
Sole GOP Member of FCC Raised Warnings About Obama's
"Stealthy" Net Neutrality 332-page Regulation

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler recently acknowledged that the two Democrats on the commission had decided to avoid Congressional input regarding the Internet by adopting President Franklin Roosevelt's 1934 Communications Act to regulate the Internet with the same federal control as the old AT&T customer monopoly. To make sure that libertarian advocates would remain in the dark, Wheeler "embargoed" release of any of the specifics in the new administrative "policy" that will act as law.
Network TV News Ignores
How Jon Stewart Turned Lies Into Comedy and
Brainwashed a Generation

Kyle Smith
Stewart uses his funnyman status as a license to dispense with even the most minimal journalistic standards. Get both sides of the story? ... To a key audience, he was a strong influence. Longtime Cooper Union history professor Fred Siegel says his students constantly came to him repeating Stewart’s talking points.
'Homework Helper' Videos for Parents
Struggling with Common Core Requirements

Each morning, a local math teacher takes one simple homework question, and spends a few minutes explaining the methodology required to solve it. Each lesson takes a little over one minute for the teacher to explain.

What's in Common Core National Standards?
Brittany Corona
Developed in 2009 ... Common Core immediately was incentivized by the Obama administration with $4.35 billion in Race to the Top competitive grants and No Child Left Behind waivers for states that signed on. Now, as implementation deadlines loom, states have come to realize the costs of Common Core, both in dollars and in their freedom to make decisions concerning local education policy.
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Documents Cast Doubt on Claim that 60 VA Employees
Have Been Fired for Manipulating Wait Times

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said on Sunday that the agency is improving and working toward holding officials accountable, firing 900 employees in the past six months... However, new documents obtained and viewed by the Washington Free Beacon raise questions about the information McDonald provided to NBC, specifically the claim that 60 employees were fired because they manipulated wait times.

Week ending 8 February 2015

The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself. —Benjamin Franklin
The Iranian Dream of a Reborn Persian Empire
Ralph Peters, U.S. Army Lt. Col. (retired)
Blinded by the flash of headline events, we fail to see the strategic arcs of our era: the agonized collapse of Europe's empires – climaxing in the Soviet Union's demise – and now, amid the chaos and fanaticism, the belief on the part of once-mighty powers that they can rebuild fallen empires. History is vengeful toward the ignorant. And we're historically illiterate.
President Obama, Chris Kyle, Sheepdogs, and Wolves
The growing divide between the way Obama and U.S. troops see the world

Aaron MacLean
There are many factors that contribute to Obama's unpopularity as commander-in-chief – but high up on the list must be the fact that those who have chosen the defense of America as their profession sense that they are being led by a man who sees the very instinct to defend the interests of a nation such as ours as problematic.
The Myth of 5.6% Unemployment:
Why U.S. Official Rate is a Big, Fat Lie

Jim Clifton
If you, a family member or anyone is unemployed and has subsequently given up on finding a job – if you are so hopelessly out of work that you've stopped looking over the past four weeks – the Department of Labor doesn't count you as unemployed. That's right. While you are as unemployed as one can possibly be, and tragically may never find work again, you are not counted in the figure we see relentlessly in the news.

Wow: Gallup Rips Apart Democratic Narrative That
Unemployment is on the Decline 

Noah Rothman
Conservatives have warned for years that the official unemployment rate, as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is an imperfect index for measuring joblessness in the United States. Example: If you perform a minimum of one hour of work in a week and are paid at least $20 – maybe someone pays you to mow their lawn – you're not officially counted as unemployed in the much-reported 5.6%. Few Americans know this.

Obama Budget Creates Second Death Tax
The Obama budget calls for a stealth increase in the death tax rate from 40% to nearly 60%. Here's how it works: Under current law, when you inherit an asset your basis in the asset is the higher of the fair market value at the time of death or the decedent's original basis. Almost always, the fair market value is higher. Under the Obama proposal, when you inherit an asset your basis will simply be the decedent's original basis.

The College Loan $21.8 BILLION Bombshell
Hidden in the Obama 2016 Budget

In obscure data tables buried deep in its 2016 budget proposal, the Obama administration revealed this week that its student loan program had a $21.8 billion shortfall last year, apparently the largest ever recorded for any government credit program. The main cause of the shortfall was President Barack Obama's recent efforts to provide relief for borrowers drowning in student debt, reforms that have already begun to reduce loan payments to the government.
Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” for
Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate

Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that he was worried he might “suddenly disappear” and not make it home that evening if he disputed the accuracy of what the U.S. government is reporting as unemployed Americans.
The Obama Administration's Illusionary Job Gains from the
Trans-Pacific Partnership

Washington Post Fact Checker
The Obama administration is on a full-court press to complete negotiations on the trade pact, involving 12 Pacific Rim nations, and also win from Congress the authority for an up-or-down vote from lawmakers, which officials say is necessary to close the deal. The TPP is one of the few areas in which the White House can expect strong support from Republicans, though many Democrats remain skeptical or hostile.
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Americans Concerned About Public Pension Costs,
Want More Contributions from Public Employees

The new Reason-Rupe national telephone poll of 1,003 adults finds 72 percent of Americans are concerned their state and local governments may not be able to afford the pensions that have been promised to government workers. With those worries in mind, 82 percent favor requiring current public employees to contribute more towards their own future pensions and benefits.
Obama’s ‘distort our religion’ Comments at Prayer Breakfast
Spark Anger

"No God condones terror. No grievance justifies the taking of innocent lives or the oppression of those who are weaker or fewer in number," he said. "And so as people of faith, we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion – any religion for their own nihilistic ends." He then continued to recall the Crusades, slavery and Jim Crow laws as examples of Christian extremism.

The President’s Breakfast Crusade
Mark Tooley
A couple sentences in President Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, typically a benignly feel-good event, ignited great controversy. Citing ISIS horrors, Obama added: “And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
State Department Admits It Lied About Muslim Brotherhood Visit
Thomas Lifson
This is a serious and shameful incident that the mainstream media can be counted on to brush aside. The Muslim Brotherhood is the central Sunni coordinating mission for jihad, the conquest and subjugation of the world to the dictates of sharia law and the supremacy of Muslims over infidels. The Egyptian government has identified the MB as a terrorist organization.

Obama's Nonsensical Claim That
99.9% of Muslims Reject Radical Islam

Aaron Goldstein
In an interview with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, President Obama claimed that 99.9% of Muslims reject radical Islam. This is nonsense on stilts. Daniel Pipes has long argued that between 10 to 15% of Muslims subscribe to radical Islam. Pipes uses the term Islamist to describe this 10 to 15%.
U.S. Has No Real Strategy Against Terrorism,
Former Top General Says

"I think what I'm saying is that the strategy that we've had is not working," retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn said on "Fox News Sunday." "It's clearly not working." Later, he said, "we don't have an effective strategy that is coherent that actually addresses the wider problem, which is an ideology."
Obama Does Have a Strategy
Once you see what he is trying to accomplish, it all makes sense

Victor Davis Hanson
While I think the symptomology of an ailing, herky-jerky United States is correct, the cause of such malaise is left unspoken. The Obama team ... is not in fact befuddled by the existing world. Instead, it is intent on changing it into something quite different from what it is.
U.N. Climate Chief:
We're 'Intentionally' Transforming the World Economy

"This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the industrial revolution. That will not happen overnight ... It is a process, because of the depth of the transformation."
The Fiddling with Temperature Data is the Biggest Science Scandal Ever
“Vanishing” of Polar Ice is Not the Result of Runaway Global Warming

Christopher Booker
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.
Coal Industry Complaints Vindicated as Obama
Pulls the Plug on $1.1 Billion 'Clean Coal' Project

The DOE's dismantling of the project is a huge blow to the Obama administration's climate agenda, mainly because FutureGen's failure undermines pending rules mandating coal plants use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. Obama was hoping to use FutureGen to show that CCS was commercially viable, a point that the coal industry has been contesting.
Obama's Drilling Ban in Alaska Isn't About Saving Polar Bears.
It's About His Radical Agenda

Stephen Moore
It was just recently that President Obama took credit for falling gas prices in his State of the Union address, and already he is sticking another knife in the back of America's domestic oil and gas producers – to say nothing of the residents of Alaska. Obama's latest anti-fossil-fuels directive is to move off-limits to exploration and drilling some 12 million acres in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Gun-grabbing Bloomberg:
‘Minorities can’t handle guns, so disarm everybody’

Carmine Sabia
“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” he said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.” Not only is the ex-mayor’s sweeping generalization the kind of statement that would get a Republican roasted as “racist,” it also highlights the basic problem with the liberal position.
FDIC Retreats on Operation Choke Point?
Will it Return Under a Different Guise?

Todd Zywicki
In what seems to be a retreat from its Operation Choke Point initiative, the FDIC has announced new regulatory guidance that instructs banks to judge their relationships with their customers on a case-by-case basis, rather than refusing to provide banking services to entire categories of industries.
Operation Choke Point Explained
A-10 Warthog Air Force Vet Rep. Martha McSally
Urges Obama to Fund A-10 Warthogs

Rep. Martha McSally (R., Ariz.) flew A-10 Warthogs in Iraq and Afghanistan and is now fighting to make sure the Pentagon does not scrap them from the budget. In a letter to President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, McSally wrote that the decision to retire the A-10 would "put American lives at risk."
Save the Warthog Facebook page
FOIA Report Exposes Obama Administration's Shady Issue of
5.5 Million Work Permits for Illegals

The remarkable number of work permits granted by the federal government to law-breaking aliens better explains how all net jobs growth since 2007 has gone to immigrants. The government issued approximately 1.7 million work permits since 2009 to aliens whose status was not known, not recorded, or not disclosed by USCIS, according to the report.
Florida Supreme Court to Decide the Definition of
Sexual Intercourse Involving Homosexuals

The question stems from charges filed in 2011 against Gary Debaun under a law that requires HIV-infected people to inform potential sexual partners about the disease before having sexual intercourse... Debaun's attorney persuaded a circuit judge to dismiss the charge, arguing that state law and courts have defined sexual intercourse as being between men and women – not between men.

Week ending 1 February 2015

BEHOLD: The Loch Ness Monster of Politics
Bill Whittle
Magical thinking is the belief that belief can make things actually manifest themselves in the real world. Magical thinking not only dulls reason – it kills reason. Magical thinking is actually a form of anti-thinking: belief in something not because of evidence, but in spite of evidence.
The Left is Slowly Devouring Itself
Ed Driscoll
If you’ve ever wondered “What the Hell Does ‘Politically Correct’ Mean?” and would like to hear the Marxist origins of the phrase, and how it mutated into one of the catchphrases of the 1990s until today, Jesse Walker has you covered at Reason. Everyone on the right knows what it’s like to argue with someone whose been infected by the PC virus, a “word fetish,” as novelist John C. Wright dubs it, in pungent terms.
Communist Party USA: We Won't Be Leaving the
Democratic Party Anytime Soon

The Communist Party USA National Committee chairman declared last week that while American Communists long for a third party, for the foreseeable future they remain committed to working with the Democratic Party, which he explains is the "most realistic electoral vehicle" for accomplishing their political agenda.
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We're No. 12! U.S. Not Among Top Nations for
Economic Freedom – Estonia Places 8th

The United States does not rank among the Top 10 countries in the world for economic freedom, according to the Heritage Foundation's 2015 Index of Economic Freedom. Instead, the U.S. ranked only 12th – after Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Canada, Chile, Estonia, Ireland, Mauritius, and Denmark.
Greece Hits the Bottom of the Socialist Death Spiral;
Greece is the End Stage of Obama-style Debt-Fueled Dependency Politics

John Hayward
In the course of critiquing President Obama's 2015 State of the Union address, columnist George Will remarked: "Ignoring reality is part of the job description of being a progressive." Greece's new, far-left Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras plans to ignore reality more than any other politician in recent memory.
Legislation Could Put An End to Partisan Labor Board
"The NLRB's politically motivated decisions and controversial regulations threaten the jobs of hardworking Americans who just want to provide for their families," Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in a statement. "So it's time to restore balance and bipartisanship."
More Obamacare Anger as White House Seeks to Limit Firestorm
Over Health Law’s Tax Impact

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance.
Amid Measles Outbreak, Some Physicians Opting to
Drop Patients with Anti-vaccine Views

With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated. "Parents who choose not to give measles shots, they're not just putting their kids at risk, but they're also putting other kids at risk – especially kids in my waiting room," the Los Angeles pediatrician said.
Senate GOP Demands Obama Turn Over All Communications with IRS
"We have an obligation to conduct oversight of the federal government's administration of our tax laws," the lawmakers wrote. "As part of this oversight, we are seeking to determine the degree to and manner in which the Internal Revenue Service shares taxpayer information with the Executive Office of the President."
ABCs of IRS Mess: Justice Department is Tainted, Too
Micah Morrison
At her confirmation hearings Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said she's only "generally aware" of the Justice Department's investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a service for our likely new attorney general, here's a primer on why so many in Congress want a special counsel in the IRS case.
Secret Tapes Undermine Hillary Clinton On Libyan War
The tapes, reviewed by The Washington Times and authenticated by the participants, chronicle U.S. officials' unfiltered conversations with Col. Moammar Gadhafi's son and a top Libyan leader, including criticisms that Mrs. Clinton had developed tunnel vision and led the U.S. into an unnecessary war without adequately weighing the intelligence community's concerns.
Castro Is Now Issuing Demands On U.S. – Well Done, Mr. Obama
Investor´s Business Daily
Soon after President Obama announced plans to normalize relations with Cuba, Sen. Marco Rubio called him the worst negotiator since Jimmy Carter. Cuban officials are now proving Rubio right. As soon as Obama made his announcement, it became clear he´d pretty much given up the store and gotten nothing in return.
Methane Deceptions
Deception, agenda and folly drive latest Obama EPA rules.

Paul Driessen
In the end ... real-world facts are irrelevant. We are dealing with a catechism of climate cataclysm: near-religious zealotry by a  scientific-industrial-government-activist alliance that has built a financial, political and regulatory empire. They are not about to renounce any claims of climate catastrophe, no matter how much actual evidence debunks their far-fetched computer model scenarios.
What’s in Common Core National Standards?
Brittany Corona

What does Common Core math look like? Caleb Bonham, Campus Reform’s Editor-in-chief, just released a video that illustrates the dramatic shift in mathematics education students will experience under the Common Core national standards. As the video suggests, Common Core will change dramatically the way math has been taught for decades.
Solve 9+6=15 the Common Core way
Common Core Alignment:
School Report Cards Grade 'being sensitive toward others'

For those traditional academic subjects, teachers grade students on a 1-to-4 scale. But when it comes to attributes such as grit or being sensitive to others, they give students one of four marks: A for almost always, O for often, S for sometimes and R for rarely," according to the news site. The first report cards went home in November at 11 elementary schools in the (Fair Oaks) district; full implementation is scheduled for the fall.
Iran Calls for Assassination of Netanyahu's Children
Iran is encouraging its terror allies to pursue the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's children by publishing personal information about them, including photographs of the kids lined up in crosshairs, and declaring, "We must await the hunt of Hezbollah."
Obama Squirms to Dodge the Truth
James Lewis
We don’t want war; but war has been declared on us. That is the dilemma of the political elites, and their string of puppets in the media. Obama is the dance-away politician. He has always danced away from the consequences of his actions. But this time he can’t. The French, by facing the truth of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, are actually more honest and courageous in facing reality. America is lagging.
How it Starts:
Sharia Court Allowed in Muslim Community in Dallas, TX

Warner Todd Huston
It has now been confirmed that a Muslim community in Dallas, Texas has somehow been allowed to set up their own extralegal sharia court to pass judgement on members of their community. It's all quite outside the real court system in Texas. This is the first step toward destroying our own culture and allowing Islamization to begin.
Oxford University Press Bans Use of Pig, Sausage or
Pork-related Words to Avoid Offending Muslims

Speaking on Radio 4's Today program, presenter Jim Naughtie said: "Now, if a respectable publisher, tied to an academic institution, is saying you've got to write a book in which you cannot mention pigs because some people might be offended, it's just ludicrous. It is just a joke."
The Illegal Bergdahl Deal:
Sordid Details, Troubling Implications

Guy Benson
Multiple news sources are now reporting that the US Army is charging Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl – the American soldier handed over by terrorist hostage takers in exchange for the release of five high-ranking Taliban commanders from Guantanamo Bay last spring – with desertion. This comes as no surprise for those who followed the Bergdahl controversy closely.
Sharyl Attkisson Testimony: If You Cross Obama Admin
They Will Treat You Like "Enemies of the State"

"It matters not that when caught the government promises to dial back or that [FOX News'] James Rosen gets an apology. The message has already been received. If you cross this administration with perfectly accurate reporting they don't like, you will be attacked and punished."
American Sniper is Surprisingly Popular in Iraq
Leah Barkoukis
To say that the film is a hit among American audiences would be an understatement. What is receiving far less attention – though very interesting – is how the movie is faring in the Middle East.
Report: Military Pay and Benefits Panel to Recommend
Killing 20-Year Retirement

The plan calls for Congress to create a hybrid system of smaller defined-benefit pension along with more cash-based benefits and lump-sum payments. A significant portion of retirement benefits would come in the form of government contributions to 401(k)-style investment accounts, those familiar with the report told Military Times.
Super Snap: Man Bites Off Girlfriend's Ear, Beheads Her Cat
A Chaska, Minnesota, man faces charges of assault, making terroristic threats and mistreating animals after he allegedly beat his girlfriend, bit part of her ear off, threatened to kill her several times, and dismembered her cat in the apartment living room.
Transgender Nominated to be Pennsylvania's Physician General
An outspoken LGBT advocate, Dr. Rachel Levine, who has been a physician at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center since 1996, said she hopes she can serve as a mentor and role model for other LGBT people in Pennsylvania. Levine, who is also is a professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the Penn State College of Medicine, said having that distinction would be "meaningful."

Week ending 25 January 2015

The Netanyahu Invitation
New York Sun editorial
Congratulations are in order for the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, for inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address a joint meeting of Congress. The event is set for March 3 and will make the Israeli premier the second foreign leader – the first was Winston Churchill – to address a joint meeting three times.
The World Burns, America Fiddles
John Hinderaker
It would be hard to overstate how poorly things are going for the United States around the world. Iran moves steadily toward acquiring nuclear weapons, with the apparent approval of the Obama administration. Iraq, once hailed as one of the Obama administration’s greatest successes by Joe Biden, is now largely occupied by ISIS. The carnage in Syria continues...
Obama Tilts the Scales Against Stay-at-home Moms
Timothy P. Carney
Obama, alongside his tax hikes on the wealthy and on people who save for their children's college, proposed tax cuts that go only to dual-income families... The president also encouraged Congress to expand the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit [which] is different from the more widely used Child Tax Credit.
AP Fact Check Tears Apart Obama's State of the Union Claims
Among the claims the AP finds less than truthful ... "Obama claims credit for an incomplete recovery": "By many measures, the economy is still recovering from the deep scars left by the Great Recession." Unemployment has been steadily decreasing, but that's driven primarily by a growth in low paying jobs and people leaving the labor market. There are still 1.7 million fewer workers with full-time jobs than in December 2007 when the recession began.
U.S. to Award Iran $11.9 Billion Through End of Nuke Talks 
The Obama administration on Wednesday paid $490 million in cash assets to Iran and will have released a total of $11.9 billion to the Islamic Republic by the time nuclear talks are scheduled to end in June, according to figures provided by the State Department. Today's $490 million release, the third such payment of this amount since Dec. 10, was agreed to by the Obama administration...
White House Going Nuclear on Netanyahu
Michael Goodwin
Thou shall not cross Dear Leader. It is pointless to say petty threats do not become the Oval Office. Trying to instruct this White House on manners recalls what Mark Twain said about trying to teach a pig to sing: It wastes your time and annoys the pig. Still, the fury is telling. It reminds, as if we could forget, that everything is always about Obama.
Little Media Coverage for MLK's Niece On National Holiday;
Fox News the Only Cable News Channel to Carry Her Remarks

The longtime advocate of pro-life policies appeared on Fox News' "Fox and Friends" to discuss her uncle's legacy and spoke also about a recent Fox News poll showing that 59 percent of respondents believe the White House has "mostly failed" to improve race relations.
Is the Obama WH Always Untruthful?
Woman Showcased in STOU is a Former Democratic Operative

Rebekah Erler has been presented by the White House as a woman who was discovered by the president after she wrote to him last March about her economic hardships. She was showcased in the speech as proof that middle class Americans are coming forward to say that Obama's policies are working.

Just an Average, Ordinary Retooled Homemaker...Who Happens to be a Democratic Campaign Staffer
Ethel Fenig
During President Barack Hussein Obama´s State of the Union class warfare clarion call Tuesday night, he justified his proposed redistribution policies by describing an average young couple. As the cameras panned to a long haired woman seated next to Michelle Obama, Obama´s voice over told of two young lovebirds who married, were working – he in construction, she waitressing – and then had a baby. An American success story.
Obamacare Penalty May Come as Shock at Tax Time
The Affordable Care Act requires those who didn't have insurance last year and didn't qualify for one of the exemptions to pay a tax penalty, which was widely cited as $95 the first year. But the $95 is actually a minimum, and middle- and upper-income families will actually end up paying 1 percent of their household income as their penalty.
H&R Block: 'No One Can Understand' New Obamacare Tax Code
"Now that the Affordable Care Act has made health care a tax issue, no one can understand it," H&R Block flatly tells taxpayers in a video that resides on its dedicated Obamacare web site. A former IRS Commissioner agrees, and cautions that the new tax requirements will be a "shock to the system," especially afflicting low-income earners who have never itemized on their tax return.
21-page Guide Issued to explain Obamacare rules
British Mosques Told They Must Do More to Battle Extremists
David Cameron today warned Muslim leaders they had 'a problem' if they objected to being asked to do more to tackle Islamist extremism. The Prime Minister said letters sent to mosques were 'reasonable, sensible and moderate' and ministers were 'absolutely right' to insist everybody had a responsibility to fight radicalization.

To Call This Threat by Its Name 
France was Attacked by Islamic Fundamentalism

Marine Le Pen
"To misname things is to add to the world's unhappiness." Whether or not Albert Camus really did utter these words, they are an astonishingly apt description of the situation in which the French government now finds itself. Indeed, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius no longer even dares pronounce the real name of things.

Yes, there are 'no go' zones in France – sort of
Rick Moran
For the record, there are no "official" no-go zones anywhere in Europe. What government on planet Earth would willingly admit that it doesn't control its own territory? But in France, there are 751 neighborhoods the French government believe they don't fully control.

Jindal in London: Lack of Assimilation Has Led to Sharia,
'No-Go Zones' for Non-Muslims

Bridget Johnson
Potential 2016 presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal caused a stir across the pond with a Monday speech in London about the rise of radical Islam and "no-go" zones for non-Muslims in Birmingham. "How many Muslims in this world agree with these radicals? I have no idea, I hope it is a small minority," the Louisiana governor told the Henry Jackson Society, according to prepared remarks. "But it is clear that far too many do, and it is clear that they must be stopped."

Thank Bobby Jindal: America Needs the Truth
About Muslim Colonization Zones

George Rasley
One of the few Republicans who have been willing and unafraid to tell the truth about radical Islam and "cultural jihad" is Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. And Jindal is now under attack for telling the truth, that radical Muslims are colonizing the West, and that for all practical purposes there are "Muslim colonization zones" or as he put it, "no go zones" in many European countries, including Great Britain.

Islamist Terrorism by the Numbers
Carl Eric Scott
Here's one of the more important questions for any contemporary history exam, but one you nonetheless won't find on any test: 13.) How many deadly terror attacks committed in the name of Islam have occurred since September 11, 2001? a) 234 b) 701 c) 4,049 d) 24,795...

IS Executing 'Educated Women' In New Wave of Horror says UN
UN spokeswoman Ravina Shamdasani said "educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office, seem to be particularly at risk. In just the first two weeks of this year, reports indicate that three female lawyers were executed."

5 New Signs that the Jihad Against the West Is Just Getting Warmed Up
Robert Spencer
"I say to all French people who think that the Islamic State won't arrive in Europe, with God's help, we will arrive in Europe. We will expand across all of Europe ... and also the USA. I say to all my brothers that cannot immigrate and join the Islamic caliphate, try to resist with all means, kill them, slaughter them, burn their cars and homes. I say to my brothers, if you see a police officer – kill him.
Sure Sign of an Obama Foreign-policy Success: The Evac
Ed Morrissey
At least this time there has been an evacuation of some American personnel, this time from Yemen. In Benghazi, the Obama administration left U.S. personnel in an inadequately-secured facility for months after all of the other Western nations and agencies had fled after declaring victory over Moammar Qaddafi and liberation in eastern Libya.
European Law Enforcement Agencies:
On Second Thought, Maybe Firearms Would Be Helpful

Leah Barkoukis
When witnesses in the same building as Charlie Hebdo saw masked men with heavy weaponry enter the building they called police, like anyone in their position would do. But the three unarmed officers on bikes who showed up proved to be most unhelpful in the situation. That wasn't the only instance during the three-day terror spree where police found themselves utterly unprepared to take on the jihadists.
Study Used To Bolster NY Fracking Ban
Developed by Anti-Fracking 'activists'

New York state's controversial new fracking ban was bolstered in part by research written and peer-reviewed by scientists with ties to the anti-fracking movement – drawing criticism that their views were not disclosed when the ban was announced last month. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration made New York the second state, after Vermont, to ban the oil-and-gas extraction process of hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking.
Feds Spent $432,000 Studying Gay Hookup Apps
NIH Project Studied 'arousal' of Gay Men When Using Grindr

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent nearly a half a million dollars studying gay hookup apps such as Grindr. "Smartphone technologies have provided a new venue for sexual partnering among men who have sex with men (MSM)," the grant for the project states. "Indeed, there are a rapidly growing number of smartphone applications designed to facilitate sexual partnering among MSM."
Walker Shows Fire in Iowa
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) delivered a fiery speech in Iowa on Saturday, wowing the conservative crowd with a passionate argument for small government and his own lengthy resume. The Wisconsin governor, in rolled-up shirtsleeves, paced the stage as he blasted big government and touted a long list of conservative reforms he´s pushed through in blue Wisconsin.
S. Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is Firing Back at Efforts to Unionize 7,500 Workers at Boeing Plant in Charleston
"The International Association of Machinists has never, never believed in us," Haley said in her State of the State address Wednesday. "They sued us, they tried to shut us down. "So, every time you hear a Seattle union boss carry on about how he has the best interest of the Boeing workers in Charleston at heart, remember this: If it was up to that same union boss, there would be no Boeing workers in Charleston."
Legendary A-10 'Warthog' Sends ISIS Fleeing
Even As It Faces Pentagon Cuts

With a roaring engine, 30-mm. cannon and nose painted like a toothsome, snarling beast, the A-10 Thunderbolt sends ISIS fighters scattering like cockroaches on the Iraqi desert plains, but the legendary fighter plane pilots call the "Warthog" may be fighting for its own life.
A-10 Warthog
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American Sniper Has Created a Cultural Moment: Here's Why
David French
Leftists such as Michael Moore will rage on, and professors will judge the movie without seeing it – and all that backlash may cost the movie an Oscar – but Clint Eastwood has done something far greater than win an Oscar. He reached a great nation with a story it needed to hear.
Green Beret Sniper Pens AWESOME Letter to
'Crisco Sweating' Michael Moore

On Monday, Americans learned that the box office premiere of American Sniper, a movie about the life of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, shattered all box office records bringing in $90.2 million. By the end of the holiday weekend, the movie was expected to have a grand total of $105 million. Progressive filmmaker Michael Moore used this moment as a time to go on the attack against snipers with his tweet calling them cowards.
Bradley Cooper Surprises Veterans During American Sniper Screening
at Brooke Army Medical Center

Upon surprising fans in the auditorium after the screening, Cooper was met with a spirited reception. According to BAMC, a Marine in the audience stood up following a screening of the film and emotionally thanked Cooper for his genuine portrayal of the fallen hero. "I feel like you are one of my brothers," he said. "I think you did really well and I just want to say 'Thank you.'"

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