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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
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by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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A Lesson for Americans:
Venezuelan Exile Rues the Day They Let Hugo Chavez Take Their Guns

Jeff Dunetz
This story should be a lesson for all Americans. An exiled teacher from Venezuela, now living in Equador, was quoted by Fox News Friday as lamenting the fact that his countrymen allowed themselves to be disarmed before they were enslaved by the socialist government first run by Hugo Chavez and now run by Nicolas Maduro.

Trump was Right About "raking" Finnish Forests
Mikko Paunio
President Donald Trump was recently ridiculed for telling California Governor Jerry Brown that the Golden State should do as my country does. Trump critics laughed at what some called his “bizarre” claim that foresters in Finland “rake” areas that have been thinned or clear-cut, to remove leaves and other debris that could otherwise start conflagrations like the recent tragic fires in California.

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Week ending 16 December 2018

Documents Reveal Obama State Department Urgently Provided Classified 'Russiagate' Documents to Multiple Senators Immediately
Ahead of Trump Inauguration

Judicial Watch today released two sets of heavily redacted State Department documents, 38 pages and 48 pages, showing classified information was researched and disseminated to multiple U.S. Senators by the Obama administration immediately prior to President Donald Trump's inauguration. The documents reveal that among those receiving the classified documents were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Sen. Robert Corker (R-TN).
Mueller Releases Flynn Files Showing
FBI Doubts Over 'lying,' Tensions Over Interview

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday released key documents relating to the FBI's questioning of former national security adviser Michael Flynn, confirming agents did not believe at the time Flynn intentionally lied to them – though he was later charged with making false statements in that interview.
Strzok, Page Messages from Mueller Probe
Lost After Phone Resets

Investigators weren't able to find any text messages between fired agent Peter Strzok and former bureau lawyer Lisa Page from their time on special counsel Robert Mueller's probe because by the time their phones were recovered, they'd been reset for others' use, an inspector general said Thursday. The report also said the FBI still isn't reliably collecting text messages of all of its employees – despite the black eye the bureau has suffered from Mr. Strzok and Ms. Page.
Are you believing this?!
FBI Misses Deadline to Provide Docs to
Judiciary Committee Probing Whistleblower Raid

The Justice Department and FBI have missed a Wednesday deadline to provide information about the government's mysterious raid on a former FBI contractor-turned-whistleblower's home last month. Sixteen FBI agents on Nov. 19 raided the home of Dennis Nathan Cain, who reportedly gave the Justice Department's Inspector General (IG) documents related to the Uranium One controversy and potential wrongdoing by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Venezuelans Regret Gun Ban,
'A declaration of war against an unarmed population'

As Venezuela continues to crumble under the socialist dictatorship of President Nicolas Maduro, some are expressing words of warning – and resentment – against a six-year-old gun control bill that stripped citizens of their weapons. "Guns would have served as a vital pillar to remaining a free people, or at least able to put up a fight," Javier Vanegas, 28, a Venezuelan teacher of English now exiled in Ecuador, told Fox News.
U.S. Ends Reliance on Foreign Oil for First Time in 75 Years
For the first time in 75 years, the United States exported more oil than it imported, carrying out a pledge from President Trump that America can achieve "energy independence." While the U.S. has been a net oil importer since 1949, over the final week of November, U.S. net imports of crude oil and petroleum products fell to minus 211,000 barrels per day (bpd) – which means America exported more than it imported, according to data from U.S. Energy Information and Administration.
Obamacare Thrown Out by Federal Judge,
Raising Insurance Uncertainty

Obamacare was struck down by a Texas federal judge in a ruling that casts uncertainty on insurance coverage for millions of U.S. residents. The decision Friday finding the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional comes at the tail end of a six-week open enrollment period for the program in 2019 and underscores a divide between Republicans who have long sought to invalidate the law and Democrats who fought to keep it in place.
Macron Surrenders to 'Yellow Vests' in Blow to Climate Movement:
'The Government Did Not Listen'

A chastened French President Emmanuel Macron surrendered Monday to the demands of protesters who have shut down much of the country over the past month, offering wage hikes and tax cuts starting next year while signaling a retreat from his greater plan to overhaul France's heavily regulated economy and generous social welfare system. Addressing the nation on television after weeks of seclusion, Mr. Macron called the protesters' grievances "deep and in many ways legitimate" and asked businesses to help quell their anger.
France Gets Its John Galt on, Leads Second Sexual Revolution
Stephen Z. Nemo
The Western mainstream media, a duplicitous appendage of the modern state, clearly hates France's so-called "Yellow Vest" revolution now radiating from Paris. The upheavals are a reaction not of politics but culture. Not of capitalism vs. socialism, but a violent response of creative masculinity to smothering, overbearing, over-nurturing, mommy-state feminism.
California is First State to Mandate Zero-Emission Bus Fleet
California moved Friday to eliminate climate-changing fossil fuels from its fleet of 12,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously to require that all new buses be carbon-free by 2029. Environmental advocates project that the last buses emitting greenhouse gases will be phased out by 2040.
Former Israel Official says
Their Wall Brought Illegal Immigration to ZERO!

Israelis are thrilled with their wall, even those on the left who were opposed to a wall originally. Israel went from 55,000 illegals in a year, a lot for a tiny country, to zero in 2017. No one is getting past that wall. At one point, they raised the height of the wall. The push for the wall was grassroots. People in Tel Aviv were getting too many criminals and too much crime in from Africa.
Former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel – Border Wall with Egypt Eliminated Illegal Immigration in 2 Years
Wayne Dupree
My bet is that you won't find a single person in Congress demanding that Israel not build the fence, and accusing them of being "racist" for doing so, or requesting that they refund the amount spent on the fence to the U.S. taxpayers who contribute billions to them every year. Yet, these same lawmakers scream bloody murder if anyone in this country talks about building a fence, and accuses pro-fence people of being "racist."
Media's Trump Obsession Has Crossed Over to the Clinical
Investor's Business Daily
A fascinating article, "Measuring the Media's Obsession with Trump," looked at the percentage of airtime the three main cable networks – CNN, MSNBC and Fox News – devoted each day to stories about Trump. The author, Kalev Leetaru, then compared that to the share devoted to Obama over the past nine years. The findings are striking.
Dem Rep: I'd "Love" to "Regulate" Speech, but
First Amendment Stops Me

Selwyn Duke
It's what you get when electing a leftist in lieu of a real patriot: Ted Lieu. The California Democratic congressman created quite a stir Wednesday by expressing love – for regulating Americans' speech. "I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that's simply a function of the First Amendment," said Lieu.
Federal Court Forces Little Sisters of the Poor to
Once Again Fund Abortions

The Little Sisters of the Poor took their fight to not have to pay for abortion drugs in their health care plan all the way to the Supreme Court and won. So that should be the end of the battle right? Not so much. Last year, pro-abortion attorneys general in Pennsylvania and several other states filed lawsuits to overturn new religious protections issued by the Trump administration.
'Borderline Impossible':
Noted Scientist Tackles Sea Level Rise Alarmism

When it comes to alarming projections of global warming-induced sea level rise, veteran climate scientist Judith Curry says people need to cool it. "With regards to 21st century climate projections, we are dealing with deep uncertainty, and we should not be basing our policies based on the assumption that the climate will actually evolve as per predicted," Curry told TheDCNF.
Czech Politicians Want to Ban Islam Completely as it 'colonizes society'
Political leaders in Czech Republic have previously condemned Islam in strong terms. Now, politicians in the Czech Parliament are discussing the complete ban of the religion. If someone calls for the killing of infidels and Jews, then it is not a religion of peace, says MP Jiri Kobza. He points out that Muslims neither want nor will integrate into non-Muslim societies. It is not migration – it is colonization.
Al-Arabiya Slams Linda Sarsour as Muslim Brotherhood Ally
Linda Sarsour is an extremist who has "roots in [the] Muslim Brotherhood," according to an English-language feature on Al-Arabiya, the Saudi Arabia based news channel. The article published in idiomatic English on Sunday accused the Brotherhood of "shaping the thoughts of American activist Linda Sarsour, [which resulted in] her declaring her 'Jihad' against US President Donald Trump." The unprecedented article linked her to others whom it also labeled extremists...
Google Approves App for Muslims to
Report People Who Commit Blasphemy

The app, "Smart Pakem", which launched in Indonesia last month at the request of the Indonesian government, will allow users and government officials to uphold Sharia law and target and report people who hold "misguided" beliefs in violation of Islamic law, which forbids insults of Islam, insults against the Prophet Mohammed, or the recognition of any other religion besides Islam.
Media Blackout: Illegal Aliens Murdered Whistleblower In Georgia
Three men, all illegal alien residents of the United States, have been indicted for plotting the murder of a whistleblower who exposed a scheme to fraudulently employ other illegals. [The three] were charged in a federal indictment unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Savannah, announced Southern District of Georgia U.S. Attorney Bobby L. Christine.
Illegal Befriends Family, Copies Their House Key,
Sneaks in and Rapes Their 6-Year-Old – Twice

Let’s set the record straight at the outset. Not all illegal aliens who commit crimes against Americans are murderers. Some just scar their victims for life. Edwin Velasquez Curuchiche, 42, a native of Guatemala whose criminal tastes run to pedophilia, fits into this category.
Shapiro on Ocasio-Cortez's Claim of Jewish Heritage:
'Easy Way of Avoiding Questions' About Anti-Semitism

Conservative commentator and editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire Ben Shapiro called out Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for claiming Jewish heritage. At a Hanukkah event at a Queens synagogue on Sunday, the incoming congresswoman said that "a very, very long time ago, generations and generations ago, my family consisted of Sephardic Jews."
$8-Million-A-Week Drug Ring
Run Out of Bucks County, PA. Home

Bucks County authorities have charged nearly a dozen people with running a massive narcotics distribution center out of an unassuming Warminster home, pumping out nearly $8 million of opioids per week, District Attorney Matthew Weintraub said Wednesday. After several months of investigation, the FBI, Pennsylvania state police, and local authorities descended late Tuesday on the single-family home.
Starbucks’ New Bathroom Policy Not Working Out as Hoped
It has been 7 months since the famous purveyor of caffeinated confection, Starbucks, declared their bathrooms “open to the public” without the need to purchase their products. Data suggests that the virtue signaling isn’t working out as well as hoped by the corporate leaders. A New York Post team investigated several Manhattan bathrooms and found that there wasn’t an open stall.

Week ending 9 December 2018

Miseducated or Stupid? – America's Communists, Socialists and Marxists
Have Little Knowledge of Socialist History

Walter E. Williams
Young people who weren't alive during World War II and its Cold War aftermath might be forgiven for not knowing the horrors of socialism. Some of their beliefs represent their having been indoctrinated by their K-12 teachers and college professors. There was such leftist hate for former President George W. Bush that it's not out of the question that those 32 percent of millennials were taught by their teachers and professors that Bush murdered more people than Stalin.
FBI Email Chain
May Provide Most Damning Evidence of FISA Abuses Yet

John Solomon
Just before Thanksgiving, House Republicans amended the list of documents they'd like President Trump to declassify in the Russia investigation. With little fanfare or explanation, the lawmakers added a string of emails between the FBI and the Department of Justice to their wish list. Sources tell me the targeted documents may provide the most damning evidence to date of potential abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), evidence that has been kept from the majority of members of Congress for more than two years.
Third Circuit Court of Appeals:
Second Amendment is a Second Rate Right

In a split decision, a three-judge panel at the Third Circuit Court of Appeals effectively ruled the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights is a second-rate right, not entitled to the full protections of other enumerated rights. The case is Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs, Inc. v. Attorney General New Jersey. The two majority judges followed the trend of other Circuits where the Second Amendment is being degraded and reduced to second-rate status. Only a month ago, the First Circuit ruled the Second Amendment does not apply outside of the home.
Prosecutors Resume Foreign Lobby Probe of
Podesta Group, Mercury Public Affairs

Federal prosecutors have recently resumed interviewing witnesses in an investigation of two lobbying firms that worked with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, including one operated by the brother of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. According to The Associated Press, prosecutors in New York have in recent weeks started contacting witnesses and attorneys as part of an investigation into the Podesta Group and Mercury Public Affairs.
Ballot Harvesting Bounty: How Dems Apparently Used
Election Law Change to Rout California Republicans

A minor change in California's election laws may had a major effect on last month's midterm elections that saw Democrats steamroll their Republican rivals and claim all but seven of the Golden State's 53 House seats. Despite holding substantial leads on Election Day, many Republican candidates in California saw their advantage shrink, and then disappear, as late arriving Democratic votes were counted in the weeks following the election. While no hard evidence is available, many observers point to the Democrats use of "ballot harvesting" as a key to their success in the elections.
Voting law changed in 2016
Orange County Releases Official Vote Count and the
Numbers Don't Add Up – One Precinct Has 120% Turnout

Orange County, a conservative area just south of Los Angeles, California turned all blue after Democrats produced hundreds of thousands of votes weeks after election day using a practice known as "ballot harvesting." The amount of mail-in ballots counted in Orange County were unprecedented – a whopping 250,000 ballots were produced in OC as a result of the new "ballot harvesting" law.
U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Trump's Border Wall
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rebuffed a challenge by three conservation groups to the authority of President Donald Trump's administration to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a victory for Trump who has made the wall a centerpiece of his hardline immigration policies.
A Group Fellow Socialists Call 'Violent Sect'
That 'Dupes Mainstream' Playing Role in Migrant Caravan

A Detroit-based faction operating in Tijuana that's encouraging the migrant caravan to march to the U.S. border has a history of violence and has been disavowed by Communist and progressive organizations. The faction, originally dedicated to affirmative action and affiliated with the Revolutionary Workers League, has been repeatedly condemned by groups it has crossed paths with, dating back two decades.
Clinton Foundation Whistleblowers Have Come Forward with
Hundreds of Pages of Evidence, Meadows Says

Three people have come forward with hundreds of pages of evidence of potential wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation, including misappropriation of funds and allegations of quid-pro-quo promises made to donors during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
Grassley Demands Answers from Wray Over
Raid of Whistleblower on Clinton Foundation

The whistleblower, Dennis Cain, who was once employed by an FBI contractor, reportedly turned over documents to the Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding the bureau's failure to investigate potential criminal activity regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and the Russian company that purchased Uranium One.
Judge SHOCKS! Clinton Mails are
“One of the Gravest Modern Offenses to Transparency”

Wayner Dupree
A federal judge made the decision to order the Department of Justice and State Department to further investigate Hillary Clinton's email server situation. She used an unapproved, unsecured private email server and the judge slammed her for "one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency." Don't get me wrong; this is a major blow that the opposition media won't cover!
Ocasio-Cortez Threatens to Retaliate Against Trump Jr. Over Meme,
Twitter Explodes with Accusations of Ethics Violations

Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez threatened to use the powers of her elected office to retaliate against Donald Trump Jr. on Friday after the president's son posted a meme trolling her on his personal Instagram account. Almost immediately, numerous political analysts, commentators, and pundits noted that Ocasio-Cortez's comments likely constituted an ethics violation.
Trump says John Kelly to Leave White House Post By End of Year
John Kelly, President Trump’s chief of staff, is leaving the administration after months of rumors about his imminent departure. Trump said Saturday that Kelly would step down by the end of the year. “John Kelly will be leaving – I don’t know if I can say ‘retiring.’ But, he’s a great guy,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. “John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year, at the end of the year.”
Starbucks Thinks Virtue Signaling Can "save the planet"
Paul Driessen
The fundamental, though diligently ignored reality is that nothing about wind (or solar) energy is renewable or sustainable. Breezes and sunlight are certainly renewable, if inconstant, and free. But their energy is highly diffused and dispersed – the very opposite of densely packed coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear fuels. And the complex systems needed to harness "free" wind power are anything but free.
Every "wind farm" requires 
backup by coal or gas-fired power plants
Larry Kudlow Pledges to End Subsidies for Electric Vehicles
White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow said Monday the Trump administration wants to end subsidies for purchases of electric vehicles. Kudlow told reporters that electric car subsidies "will all end in the near future," projecting 2020 or 2021 for an end date. "We want to end, we will end those subsidies and others of the Obama administration," Kudlow said.
The U.S. May Not 'believe' in Climate Change.
But We're the Only One Doing Something About It

Jon Gabriel
In a selfless effort to save the planet, Legoland theme parks are banning plastic straws. The 75 billion plastic bricks Lego sells annually, however, are here to stay. "Like many of our guests, we are concerned about the negative environmental impact associated with the disposal of plastic straws," CEO Nick Varney of Merlin Entertainments, which operates the parks, stated in a press release.
Legoland park includes 42,000,000 plastic Lego bricks
The Clever Ruse of Sea Level Alarm
Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
For the past 50 years, scientists have been studying climate change and the possibility of related sea level changes resulting from melting ice and warming oceans. Despite the common belief that increasing levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere could result in catastrophic sea level rise, there is no evidence to support this fear. There is another widely held misconception: that all the oceans of the world are at the same level. In reality, sea level measurements around the world vary considerably, typically by several inches.
DNC Chair Tom Perez Suggests Christians Can't Think for Themselves
DNC Chairman Tom Perez has a problem with Christians. He thinks they are stupid. Speaking on December 6 at a liberal gathering in Washington, D.C., Perez appeared unhinged as he delivered a whining speech over the inability of Democrats to get their message across. He identified three obstacles: "Fox News, their NRA newsletter, and the pulpit on Sunday." Perez then unloaded on the clergy and the faithful, making a veiled stab at President Trump.
Against Federal Law:
Obama OK'd $310 Million in Free Legal Advice to Illegal Aliens

The Obama administration approved $310 million in free legal advice to young illegal immigrants despite federal law barring charging taxpayers for helping immigrants avoid deportation, according to a new report. The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that the funding was provided to a top legal defense group to help unaccompanied alien children under the age of 18 land with a sponsor in the U.S.
Maine Dems Used a Voter Scam to
Beat Winner in Congressional Race

When Democrats aren't harvesting ballots [a crime in 49 states but not California] and letting people vote any way they want and any time they want, they are finding other ways to corrupt the vote. In Maine, they came up with a scheme called rank voting. It's not exactly voter fraud as they usually are engaged in, it's a scam ruled unconstitutional according to the Maine Constitution.
MA Governor Wants Judge Suspended from Criminal Case for
Helping Illegal Alien Avoid ICE Agent

Gov. Charlie Baker said he plans to tell the Trial Court that he does not want Judge Shelley Joseph hearing criminal cases amid a federal investigation into whether she helped an undocumented immigrant evade federal immigration authorities. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling convened a grand jury to look into whether Joseph violated the law by allowing a man facing drug charges and a federal immigration detainer to leave the court out of a back door while a federal agent waited by the front door.
Lindsey Graham Tells Trump to 'dig in,'
Demand $5B Border Wall from Democrats

Trump, Schumer, and Pelosi will meet Tuesday to see if they can work out a deal to fund the Department of Homeland Security and other departments for the rest of the fiscal year. But Democrats say they can only give Trump $1.6 billion, and the impasse is threatening a partial government shutdown if they can't reach a deal in two weeks.
Six MS-13 Members, Including Illegal Aliens Who
Avoided Deporation, Indicted in Death of Teen

Six members of the ruthless MS-13 gang were indicted for racketeering in connection with the murder of a teen in Lynn, with the feds saying bail should be denied because they pose a serious threat to the public. "The nature and circumstances of the (charges) are troubling and horrific," a federal criminal affidavit reads. That includes killing 17-year-old Herson Rivas on Aug. 2 with a large knife like they were "chopping wood."
ICE Arrests 105 Illegal Aliens in New Jersey Including Child Abusers, MS-13 Member, Internationally Wanted Criminals
Foreign nationals from 24 countries – including four people with Interpol warrants for their arrests – were among the 105 arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a five-day sweep. The people arrested ranged in age from 18 to 65 years old. The agency said more than 80 percent had either prior convictions or pending charges for a variety of crimes, including sexual assault on a minor, child abuse, possession of narcotics, distribution of narcotics, extortion, DUI...
Census Confirms: 63 Percent of 'Non-Citizens' on Welfare,
4.6 Million Households

A majority of "non-citizens," including those with legal green card rights, are tapping into welfare programs set up to help poor and ailing Americans, a Census Bureau finding that bolsters President Trump's concern about immigrants costing the nation. In a new analysis of the latest numbers, from 2014, 63 percent of non-citizens are using a welfare program, and it grows to 70 percent for those here 10 years or more, confirming another concern that once immigrants tap into welfare, they don't get off it.
That Strengthening Diversity: 63 Percent of "Non-citizens" on Welfare
Selwyn Duke
It's a shocking revelation right up there with rain is wet and fire is hot: Contrary to immigrationist assurances, census numbers inform that a vast majority – 63 percent – of non-citizens are on welfare. This amounts to 4,684,784 immigrant households. Assimilation does change this, though. After being here 10 years or more, 70 percent of them are on welfare. Moreover, about half of these handout recipients are in our country illegally.
Anti-Immigrant Party Breaks Socialist Stronghold in Spain
Spain's right-wing anti-Muslim party claimed a dozen seats in one of the country's regional parliaments in elections Sunday – outpacing expectations in what is being described as a major blow to the new socialist prime minister. "We put on the table the need to control our borders and end illegal immigration, end abusive levels of taxation and the need to put an end to ideological laws relating to gender," said the party's secretary general, Javier Ortega.
Is Google Finally Facing Competition?
DuckDuckGo May Finally Break the Market Dominance of Google.

Onar Am
There's a growing concern that the Silicon Valley tech giants Google, Facebook, and Twitter dominate their respective markets. Until only a few years ago, they were unanimously hailed as triumphant examples of the success of American free enterprise. That was until they started to reveal themselves as leftist echo chambers that censor and ban conservatives.
DuckDuckGo
YAF Wins Huge Victory for Free Speech Against
Berkeley's Ideological Enforcers

Young America's Foundation (YAF), a conservative youth organization founded in 1969, secured a landmark victory against the University of California, Berkeley, after more than a year of gritty litigation in the conservative-hostile Ninth Circuit. "This is a landmark free speech victory for all students at UC Berkeley," Harmeet K. Dhillon, the attorney for YAF, told LifeZette on Monday.
Great Again: Schools Bring Back Chocolate Milk as
Michelle O Lunch Rules Eased

When former first lady Michelle Obama’s strict limitations on school lunches went into effect, students across the country dumped the unappetizing offerings in the garbage, a debacle that cost taxpayers billions in wasted food and lunchroom sales. The School Nutrition Association reports nearly 2 million fewer kids are eating school lunch each day since Obama-inspired rules took effect.
California's Camp Tawonga Outside Yosemite National Park
Pilots All-Gender Bunks

This summer 10-year-old Jonathan Brunn and his twin sister Sabina will attend Camp Tawonga, a residential summer camp outside Yosemite National Park. It won't be their first summer at camp but it will be the first summer both have the option of camping in an all-gender bunk as opposed to a girls' bunk or boys' bunk.
What could possibly go wrong!?
Counterfeit Nike Sneakers Worth $1.7M Seized in New York;
CBP Seizes an Average of $3.3M Such Goods a Day

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently seized counterfeit Nike sneakers with an estimated retail value of nearly $1.7 million, the agency disclosed this week. The shipment contained more than 9,000 sneakers that were en route to Chino, California.

Week ending 2 December 2018

Shattering the Obama Myth: A Wolf in Presidential Clothing
Linda Goudsmit
Raised by a Fabian socialist, Bower defines the ideology, "Fabians believed in gradual nationalization of the economy through manipulation of the democratic process. Breaking away from the violent revolutionary socialists of their day, they thought that the only real way to effect 'fundamental change' and 'social justice' was through a mass movement of the working classes presided over by intellectual and cultural elites."
Everything Liberals Believe is Absolute Fiction…
"Mass Hallucinations" are Now the Bedrock of Left-Wing Politics

Mike Adams
Listening to the daily hysteria of the left-wing media is a lesson in just how insane society can become if the masses are indoctrinated with deliberately false information for years on end. Nearly everything the Left believes is complete fiction, and it's fiction by design.
Trump and Xi Agree to
Temporary Trade War Cease-Fire at Dinner Summit

At the leaders' highly anticipated dinner summit in Buenos Aires, Trump agreed to hold off on raising tariffs imposed on Chinese imports, and China agreed to purchase an as-yet-unspecified "very substantial" amount of U.S. products to reduce the trade deficit. “This was an amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China," Trump said in a statement provided by the White House. "It is my great honor to be working with President Xi.”
Economy is Blazing! GDP Grew at 3.5%
U.S. real gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2018, according to the second estimate of the third quarter released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Wednesday. The economy is blazing! It boosted corporate profits to the highest rate in six years. Adjusted corporate earnings before taxes rose 3.4% in the third quarter.
Islam: A Culture of Rape
Amil Imani
Most civilized countries sternly legislate against and prosecute rape and sexual assaults with prison terms. Under the barbaric rule of the mullahcracy in Iran, however, sexual assaults have become instruments of policy for extracting false confessions, satisfying the boundless sadism and sexual perversities of the jailers, and punishing the helpless victims and leaving them with a sense of dehumanization.
Illegal Immigrant and Suspected MS-13 Member, 25,
Pleads Guilty to rape and Murder of Muslim Teen During Ramadan

A suspected member of notorious street gang MS-13 has admitted he raped and killed a Muslim teenager last year as part of plea deal that would take the death penalty off the table. Prosecutors said the undocumented immigrant from El Salvador struck Hassanen with a baseball bat, raped her, then killed her and threw her body in a pond.
Illegal Immigrant Pulls Gun on Border Patrol Agent
Violence against Border Patrol agents continued to spiral this week with authorities reporting one agent held at gunpoint by an illegal immigrant in California, and two agents in Arizona facing attacks by hand. In the California incident agents responded Monday morning to a report that two illegal immigrants had been detected crossing the border on foot. The first man was apprehended without any problem, but the second, Hector Rodriguez-Chavez, aimed a loaded pistol at an agent.
Media Deceit – What Women and Children?
Filmmaker Says '90-95 Percent' of Caravan Migrants are Men

Every Leftist from the Democrat Party to the entertainment industry is outraged – outraged! – by pictures of 'women and children being gassed' by POTUS Donald Trump's 'stormtrooper' Border Patrol agents along the U.S.-Mexico border. But according to one filmmaker who went south of the border to see the thousands of caravan migrants massing in Tijuana, once again the U.S. "mainstream media" is crafting a fake narrative to fit their political agenda of all Trump hate, all the time.
DHS Confirms Women & Kids Were Used as Human Shields
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has confirmed the migrant mobs attempting to enter the U.S. illegally is using woman and children as human shields. That is what typical terrorists do. Many saw the slew of migrants attempting to break down a part of the border wall Sunday. They attempted to enter the United States unlawfully and violently.
Dem Congresswoman Joins Migrant Caravan for Border Crossing,
Helps Five Asylum Seekers Enter U.S.

Democratic Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) joined the migrant caravan on Saturday in their attempt to cross the border, condemning President Donald Trump for "creating the crisis." She said she was able to help five asylum seekers gain access to the United States. "I was able to successfully assist 5 asylum seekers – 2 unaccompanied minors, a mother and her 9 year old child, and a young man with a serious medical condition – into the United States," she wrote in a tweet.
There is No 'Surge' in Right-Wing Violence
David Harsanyi
A Washington Post "analysis" of domestic terrorism argues that attacks from white supremacists and other "far-right attackers" have been on the rise since Barack Obama's presidency and "surged since President Trump took office." For one thing, even if we accept the numbers the Post offers, the use of the word "surge" – meaning a sudden, powerful forward or upward movement – strains credibility. There's no evidence of a "surge," either in historical context or as a matter of ideological preference.
Right-wing violence is a narrative created by the media
IL GOP State Rep Peter Breen Responds to Dem
Who Wished Death on His Family

State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit – who like Breen represents DuPage County outside Chicago – said in floor remarks that she would "like to make [Breen] a broth of legionella and pump it into the water system of his loved ones so they can be infected, so they can be mistreated – they can sit and suffer by getting aspirin instead of being properly treated – and ultimately die."
World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe
Michio KakuMichio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind. Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics at the City College of New York, has published more than 70 articles in physics journals on topics such as supersymmetry, superstring theory, supergravity, and hadronic physics. His latest claim is likely to make waves in the world of science.
Obama Official Helped Prepare Dire National Climate Assessment
A former Obama administration official with ties to a liberal advocacy group funded by Democratic megadonors George Soros and Tom Steyer helped prepare the Fourth National Climate Assessment, whose dire predictions have since been attacked as overblown.
Brazil Withdraws Offer to Host UN Climate Change Conference
Brazil has withdrawn its offer to host a large U.N. conference on climate change next year, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, in a move that environmental groups said put into question Brazil's commitment to reducing carbon emissions. Environmental groups interpreted the decision as a nod to President-elect Jair Bolsonaro, who promised during his campaign to pull Brazil out of the Paris Accord on climate change.
Supreme Court Holds That "Endangered Species Habitat"
Must Contain Actual, You Know, Endangered Species – 8-0

The Supreme Court in a unanimous decision on Tuesday limited the reach of the Endangered Species Act, ruling that the government can designate a protected "habitat" only in areas where a threatened animal could currently live. The justices set aside a ruling that restricted development in a wooded area in Louisiana where an endangered frog might be able to live in the future if some trees were removed.
Incredible! It took action by SCOTUS to instill common sense
Homeowners Trapped By 25-Year Solar Panel Contracts
Homeowners who wanted to do their bit for the environment but could not afford the outlay were promised up to 50% off their bills if they signed over the airspace above their roof for 25 years. For the startups it was a bonanza. But unscrupulous contracts obliged owners to seek permission if they wanted to extend or sell their home, or compensate them if the panels were temporarily removed for roof repairs.
Geo-engineering: Ignoring the Consequences
Tom Harris and Timothy Ball
Governments charge ahead on engineering Earth's climate, ignoring possible harmful effects. The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions... The IPCC has been wrong in every prediction it's made since 1990. It would be a grave error to use its latest forecasts as the excuse to engage in geo-engineering experiments with the only planet we have.
Google Employees Debated Burying Conservative Media in Search
Trump's Election in 2016 Shocked Many Google Employees

Google employees debated whether to bury conservative media outlets in the company's search function as a response to President Donald Trump's election in 2016, internal Google communications obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation reveal. Communications obtained by TheDCNF show that internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse over Clinton's loss to actually discussing ways Google could prevent Trump from winning again.
Paris in Flames: Violence,
‘Insurrection’ in Third Week of Yellow Jacket Protests

In the third straight week of protests by the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Jackets) movement, hundreds of protestors were arrested as violence and arson took place across the country with smoke blanketing the Paris skyline in what has been called an “insurrection”. While protests took place across France, much of the violence and arson took place in the French capital in what was seen as a further escalation of violence from the previous protest last Saturday.

Stunned Parisians Clean Up Posh Central District After
Worst Riots Since 1968

Workmen cleared away burned hulks of cars, scrubbed the defaced Arc de Triomphe monument and replaced the shattered windows of luxury boutiques in Paris on Sunday after the worst riots in the center of the capital in half a century. Several thousand riot police were overwhelmed on Saturday as they fought running battles with protesters in the shadows of some of Paris’ fabled landmarks and through its fanciest shopping districts.

Macron Tells PM to Hold Talks After Worst Unrest In Paris for Decades
French President Emmanuel Macron ordered his prime minister on Sunday to hold talks with political leaders and demonstrators, as he sought a way out of nationwide protests after rioters turned central Paris into a battle zone. Riot police on Saturday were overwhelmed as protesters ran amok in Paris’s wealthiest neighborhoods... The unrest began as a backlash against fuel tax hikes but has spread.
Dershowitz Rips Mueller for 'False Statement Prosecutions' – 'They're Crimes That Were Committed as the Result of His Appointment'
Thursday, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called into Fox News Channel to react to the breaking news of Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, reaching a plea agreement with FBI special counsel Robert Mueller... Dershowitz slammed the special counsel for having to "resort to false statement prosecutions," arguing it shows Mueller "didn't start with very much" to begin his investigation.
Seventy-One Years Ago the UN Partitioned Palestine
Jeff Dunetz
Seventy-one years ago today (Nov. 29, 1947) the United Nations passed Resolution 181 which called for the partition of British-ruled Palestine into a Jewish state and an Arab state (back then Jews living in the Holy Land were called Palestinians). It was approved with 33 votes in favor, 13 against, 10 abstentions and one absent. On that very same day, November 29th, 1947 the Arab world declared war on the nascent Jewish State.
What Really Happened in the Middle East
(video)
CNN Contributor Calls for Israel's Extermination,
Endorses Violence Against Jewish State

CNN is home to some of the vilest racists on television. This is the network that accuses President Trump of racism. At a pro-"Palestinian" UN event, CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill called for Israel's extermination. Sadly, CNN President Jeff Zucker (who is Jewish) will allow this vicious anti-Semite to remain on CNN television. Zucker did not think twice about firing Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord (who is not an anti-Semite) for apparently using a Nazi slogan.

Temple University Stands by Marc Lamont Hill After
CNN Fires Him for Anti-Israel Remarks

At least one person is somehow too polarizing for cable news, but apparently just fine for academia. Temple University stood by Marc Lamont Hill on Thursday, the same day he was fired from CNN after he gave a speech at the United Nations in which he used language critics described as a dog whistle advocating the elimination of Israel.

Media Refuses to Report Marc Lamont Hill's
Support for Anti-Semitic Violence

Daniel Greenfield
Media coverage of Hill's firing however has failed to report on his remarks condoning anti-Semitic violence. The Wrap was the only media outlet to accurately report the Marc Lamont Hill story. Politico's Matthew Choi did an entire story, which gave Hill the last word, and failed to mention his support for the murder of Jews. The Washington Post's Eli Rosenberg similarly spun this, refusing to report on Hill's support for terrorism.
Obama Had Nothing to Do with Increased Fuel Production
States Increased Production – "the Federal Government Had No Role"

Former president of Shell Oil Company John Hofmeister said former President Barack Obama had nothing to do with America's increased oil production and actually frustrated many areas of the energy sector. Obama claimed he was responsible for America's recent oil boom during an event hosted by Rice University's Baker Institute on Tuesday night and Hofmeister challenged his assessment.
Michelle Obama says Lean In is 's---' That Doesn't Work
During Book Tour Stop in New York

Speaking Saturday night at the 19,000-seat Barclays Center in Brooklyn as part of her promotional book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama shocked attendees by comparing a prominent piece of feminist self-help advice to "s---" that often "doesn't work." Obama told the sold-out crowd that women can't experience equality in both their professional and personal lives "at the same time," calling the idea a "lie" and arguing that "marriage still ain't equal, y'all."
Mom Says 6-Year-Old Son is Transgender. Dad Disagrees.
Now He Might Lose His Son.

A Texas father is fighting for his son in court after pushing back on his ex-wife's claim that their six-year-old is a transgender girl. According to court documents, the young boy only dresses as a girl when he's with his mother, who has enrolled him in first-grade as a female named "Luna." The father, however, contends that his son consistently chooses to wear boy's clothes, "violently refuses to wear girl's clothes at my home," and identifies as a boy when he is with him.
Students Sue Rhode Island Over Lack of Civics Education
The 14 students in the suit say the state provided such a substandard education that it violates their rights under the U.S. Constitution. "The state defendants have failed to provide the named plaintiffs and tens of thousands of other students in the state of Rhode Island an education that is adequate to prepare them to function productively as civic participants," says the complaint filed this week.
‘America is Trash’, Red States are ‘Hee Haw’ Say University Students
In a video published Friday, Slightly Offens*ve’s Elijah Schaffer interviewed students at the University of Southern California. Some expressed pure hate for their own country and countrymen. Why are they here then? “America is trash and I look forward to the day it burns down,” one student said while rushing off.
California Fire Crews Drink Water Pulled from Thin Air
An emergency response vehicle (ERV) carrying an innovative Israeli machine that pulls pure drinking water directly out of ambient air is on its way to California, to provide hydration to police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of two massive wildfires that have taken at least 87 lives and destroyed over 10,000 homes and businesses.

Week ending 25 November 2018

'Trump Imitation Syndrome' is Afflicting the President's Liberal Enemies
Michael Goodwin
The malady known as Trump Derangement Syndrome is marked by a sudden explosion of crazy talk and sometimes actions coming from people formerly regarded as sane. Its sufferers, most, but not all, living on the left wing of the political spectrum, are prone to declare Donald Trump an existential threat to everything, and therefore feel entitled to fight fire with fire.
Liberals Have Gone Mental
Noel S. Williams
Modern liberalism is diseased... Whereas classical liberalism underpins much of America's greatness, modern liberalism dallies with madness that develops in the contrived curricula that pervades the humanities, sociology, and women's studies. Research in these fields is tainted by biased academicians who manipulate their methodologies to predispose positive results that favor social activism.
Schumer Admits Trump, Not Roberts, was Right About Judges
On Friday, Senate Minority Leader hilariously and unwittingly confirmed that in his opinion, his arch-nemesis, President Trump, was right and Chief Justice John Roberts was wrong when Trump stated that judges on the Supreme Court held partisan views that colored their judgment and Roberts vehemently disagreed. Schumer issued a tweet in which he admitted that Roberts himself was partisan.
Trump is Correct, Forest Mismanagement
Contributed to California Wildfire Devastation

Forester Bob Zybach, who holds a PhD in environmental science, warned in a 1994 interview with Evergreen magazine that the new Bill Clinton policy of using "naturally functioning ecosystems" free of interference in order to protect old growth trees and spotted owls by putting strict limits on logging would lead to forest mismanagement and larger, deadlier fires. "We knew exactly what would happen if we just walked away," Zybach said.
Gov. Jerry Brown Quietly Admits Trump was Right,
Eases California Logging Rules

California Gov. Jerry Brown appears to have quietly admitted President Donald Trump's suggestion about improving California forestry was correct and is now urging state lawmakers to loosen restrictive logging regulations put in place to appease environmentalists. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that Brown is proposing one of the most significant changes to the state's logging rules in nearly half a century.
Interior Secretary Zinke Blames 'radical' Environmentalists for Contributing to Wildfires
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday in part blamed "radical environmental groups" for contributing to wildfire conditions. "When lawsuit after lawsuit by, yes, the radical environmental groups that would rather burn down the entire forest than, than cut a single tree or thin the forest," Zinke told reporters. "And it's easy to find who, who is suing, and who promulgates these destructive policies."
The New Crooked Congressional Black Caucus;
Civil Rights Loses, Corruption Wins

Daniel Greenfield
In the last decade, every single House Democrat sent to prison for financial crimes was a Congressional Black Caucus member. In the last twenty years, it's been over 80%. Rep. Ilhan Omar is the most famous freshman member of the CBC in the 116th Congress. The CBC's PAC boasted that she is "the first Somali-American and first Muslim woman elected to Congress". She's also the first member of Congress who had to deny being married to her brother.
Mexican Officials Confirm DHS Report That
Criminals ARE Part of Migrant Caravan

Democrats and their propagandists in the 'establishment media' have adopted a default response to anything POTUS Donald Trump and members of his government say: Deny it, call them liars, and issue a counter-narrative. The Department of Homeland Security has said for some time now that criminal elements and gang bangers have infiltrated these caravans, and just as regularly, the Left has denied that, claiming that all migrants are harmless, impoverished people simply looking for a better life.
Migrants Make Border Rush South of San Diego;
Repelled by Smoke Pellets; *UPDATE* Mexico Will Deport Perps

On Sunday morning, a group of about 500 migrants made a concerted effort to get past Mexican federal police on the south side of the port of entry between Tijuana and San Ysidro (in the U.S.). When the federales formed up in riot gear and set up a barrier, the group of several hundred migrants took off toward the sloping engineered banks of the Tijuana River.
Mexico’s New Government Says No Deal with U.S. on Asylum Seekers
Mexico’s incoming government said no deal has been reached with the U.S. on the treatment of migrants attempting to cross into the U.S. from Mexico, pushing back on reports that such an agreement has been made – even as a busy border crossing was closed Sunday. U.S. border officials temporarily closed the San Ysidro port of entry between Tijuana and San Diego, one of the busiest border crossings in the world, “to ensure public safety.”
May’s Betrayal Agreement Signed:
Britain on the Road to Brexit in Name Only

The Remain-voting Prime Minister’s deal with the European Union – if ratified by the British Parliament and European Parliament – could condemn the United Kingdom to “perpetual purgatory” or even no Brexit at all, as Britain’s departure would be followed by a lengthy “transition” period in which it would remain subject to all the rules and regulations of an EU member-state, but without representation in the EU’s institutions.
'Deep State' Obama Asked Trump to Help
Cover Surveillance Abuse, Insiders Reveal

Former Trump Campaign officials Corey Lewandowski and Dave Bossie have leaked details of the conversation that took place during the transition of power, where Obama tried to convince Trump not to hire Michael Flynn as head National Security Council as the ex-POTUS knew Flynn could do damage to the permanent power structures of his intelligence agencies.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: From Renegade Star to Party Tool
Brandon J. Weichert
An interesting turn of events is occurring within the Democratic Party. Fresh off their victory in the United States House of Representatives, the new batch of young, social democrats are goose-stepping their way up to Capitol Hill already. The most prominent among these young socialist guns is New York's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Santorum: Climate Scientists ‘Driven By Money’
Conservative political commentator and former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum (Pa.) on Sunday claimed that climate scientists "are driven by the money that they receive." "If there was no climate change, we’d have a lot of scientists looking for work. The reality is that a lot of these scientists are driven by the money that they receive," Santorum said on CNN's "State of the Union."
Don't Tell Anyone, But We Just Had Two Years of Record-Breaking Global Cooling – One of Many Under Reported Climate News Stories
Investor's Business Daily
NASA data show that global temperatures dropped sharply over the past two years. Not that you'd know it, since that wasn't deemed news. Writing in Real Clear Markets, Aaron Brown looked at the official NASA global temperature data and noticed something surprising. From February 2016 to February 2018, "global average temperatures dropped by 0.56 degrees Celsius." That, he notes, is the biggest two-year drop in the past century.
Is NASA a global warming denier?
Agenda 21 Soon to Become 'the 2030 Agenda'
John C. Velisek, USN Ret.
Where Agenda 21 focused primarily on the environment, the 2030 Agenda is the foundation for governing the entire planet. It not only encompasses climate change, but the areas of economics, health, energy, education, agriculture, gender equality and social justice. It is being hailed by the UN as a new universal Agenda for all of humanity. In essence, this is an agenda for transforming global society.
Anti-Abortion Groups in Standoff with Trump
Over Fetal Tissue Research

The Trump administration and its anti-abortion allies have found themselves in a rare feud. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is facing pressure from leading anti-abortion groups to cancel more than $100 million in federal funding for research projects that use fetal tissue.
American't: From Midterms to End Times
Selwyn Duke
Truly great disasters come like a thief in the night. How many foresaw Rome's sacking in 410 A.D., her collapse 66 years later, WWI or WWII? As for today, how many see that the United States is at what some call a tipping point, what others may call a Fourth Turning? Whatever you call it, the American republic is in its last days. This is too scary for many to contemplate, but there's something far scarier: playing ostrich and not being prepared for things to come.
Kirsten Powers Clarifies Her Comments On "Racist" Trump Supporters;
It's Actually "ALL White People"

Over the weekend, far-left CNN commentator Kirsten Powers got into some hot water because she suggested that all Trump supporters were racist no matter what they may say. However, she came out on Sunday and actually wanted us to know that she was painting with an even broader brush than we originally thought.
Russia Fires at Ukrainian Ships and Captures Three Vessels Off Crimea
Russia has opened fire on Ukrainian ships and captured three vessels in a major escalation of tensions off the coast of Crimea. Three sailors have been wounded after the Ukrainian navy said two artillery boats were hit by the strikes in the Black Sea. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko called an emergency session of his war cabinet and said he will propose that parliament declare martial law.
The Fracturing of France
In a new program, Macron's government is offering Arabic lessons in France's public schools to children as young as six years old, purportedly to facilitate integration. French authorities seem to ignore that the vast majority of terrorists from France have been French citizens, who spoke a perfect French and, unlike their parents, were born in France. They were perfectly "integrated". They rejected it.
University of Manitoba Releases Op Ed:
“It’s Not OK to Be White”

Steven Ahle
A student by the name of Jacob Singleton wrote an op ed in the university newspaper title, “It’s Not Ok to Be White.” But, he evidently thinks it’s right to be an imbecile. He goes into a long treatise about why being white is evil and being anything else makes you superior. Five will get you ten that this guy is white. It’s racist for someone white to promote themselves but not so for anyone else.
Illegal Alien Gets 12 Years in Prison for
Sexually Abusing 6-Year-Old Girl in New Jersey

Edgar Mendoza, a 29-year-old illegal alien from Guatemala, has been sentenced to 12 years in state prison in New Jersey after he broke into the home of a New Jersey family and sexually molested their 6-year-old daughter. The sentencing comes as New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) announced that he will set aside $2 million in taxpayer funds to help illegal aliens fight their deportation from the U.S.
Latin America Has Fewer Guns, but More Crime
The news in Latin America this year has brought two reminders that Latin America's stringent gun controls have not stemmed the growing homicide problem in many parts of the region. The first is that homicides reached new highs in Mexico this year, reaching record levels not seen since the country began keeping records twenty years ago.
Study: 97.8% of Mass Shootings Since 1950
Occurred in 'Gun-Free Zones'

The study covers 1950 through May 2018. Otherwise, it would also include the November 7, 2018, mass public attack at Borderline Bar & Grill, in which 12 were killed. The November 19, 2018, attack at Chicago Mercy Hospital, where three were killed, would not be listed because it does not meet FBI criteria for a mass shooting, but it should, nevertheless, be noted that Borderline Bar and Mercy Hospital were both state-mandated gun-free zones.
School Has 17 Children Changing Gender as Teacher Says Vulnerable Pupils are Being 'tricked' Into Believing They are the Wrong Sex
Most of the youngsters undergoing the transformation are autistic, according to a teacher there, who said vulnerable children with mental health problems were being 'tricked' into believing they are the wrong sex. The whistleblower says few of the transgender children are suffering from gender dysphoria – the medical term for someone who feels they were born in the wrong body – but are just easily influenced, latching on to the mistaken belief they are the wrong sex as a way of coping with the problems caused by autism.
Device Treating Pain Draws Thousands of Injury Reports
For years, medical device companies and doctors have touted spinal-cord stimulators as a panacea for millions of patients suffering from a wide range of pain disorders, making them one of the fastest-growing products in the $400 billion medical device industry.
Ocasio-Cortez's Rise Reveals Rampant Economic Illiteracy in U.S.
Anne Rathbone Bradley, Ph.D.
Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), made headlines when she revealed that she wouldn't be able to afford Washington, D.C. rent until her government salary kicks in. The lack of affordable housing in Washington is no joke, but the predicament also speaks to the young lawmaker's financial literacy – or lack thereof. The 29-year-old didn't think to consider something as basic as the relocation expenses of a new job opportunity.
Someone is Paying for This:
Scientists Figure Out Why Wombats Have Cube Shaped Poop

A team of scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology set out to investigate why Australia's wombats produce cube-shaped poop. At the American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting, Patricia Yang, a postdoctoral fellow in mechanical engineering, and her colleagues presented their findings of the mechanics that lead to the marsupials' oddly-shaped droppings.

Week ending 18 November 2018

Blaming Climate – Ignoring Incompetence
California Wildfires Incinerate People, Wildlife and Habitats.
Politicians Blame Climate Change.

Paul Driessen
Resorting to "manmade climate change" has become the favorite, most politically expedient tactic for deflecting attention away from the abject, ideological, even criminally incompetent forest management practices demanded by politicians, regulators, judges and environmentalists in recent decades.
So, Who Are the Real Fascists?
Ray DiLorenzo
A common definition of Fascism is: "An authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization." Wrong! Those who have been indoctrinated will believe that definition. People who think for themselves, ignore their Marxist teachers and the media, will come to the conclusion that fascism is neither inherently left or right wing.
Trump Takes High Road After Macron 'Nationalism' Swipe,
Pays Tribute to Veterans

President Trump on Sunday honored Veterans Day and the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I by paying tribute to America's fallen heroes and the friendship with France that was "sealed in battle." Mr. Trump's mournful speech contrasted sharply with French President Emanuel Macron's remarks early in Paris where he took a swipe at Mr. Trump by condemning the dangers of nationalism.
Too Many Bears!
Draft Plan Says Nunavut Territory Canada Polar Bear Numbers Unsafe

There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn't yet affected any of them, says a draft management plan from the territorial government that contradicts much of conventional scientific thinking. The proposed plan – which is to go to public hearings in Iqaluit on Tuesday – says that growing bear numbers are increasingly jeopardizing public safety and it's time Inuit knowledge drove management policy.
There are too many polar bears in parts of Nunavut and climate change hasn't affected any of them
Enviros Have Saved the Trees... for Firewood
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
What has occurred over the decades is forest non-management

How Decades of Mismanagement
Turned American Forests Into 'Time Bombs'

Michael Bastasch
Bob Zybach feels like a broken record. While some want to blame global warming for the uptick in catastrophic wildfires, Zybach said a change in forest management policies are the main reason Americans are seeing a return to more intense fires, particularly in the Pacific Northwest and California where millions of acres of protected forests stand.
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
CA Gov. Jerry Brown Vetoed 2016 Wildfire Management Bill
While CA Burned

Katy Grimes
California's whacky outgoing Democrat governor has spent the last eight years trying to convince the people of California that we are to blame for droughts, wildfires and "extreme weather," and that climate change is an existential threat to the California way of life. What many do not know, is that California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bipartisan wildfire management bill in 2016, despite unanimous passage by the Legislature, 75-0 in the Assembly and 39-0 in the Senate.
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
Apaches Stave Off Wildfires with Timber Industry,
Active Forest Management

Valerie Richardson – Washington Times
The catastrophic blazes that thrive in eastern Arizona's thickly forested yet arid landscape have a way of fizzling once they jump from the dense national forests to the Apache reservations, and that's not by chance. Such wildfire prevention techniques might alarm environmentalists, but the San Carlos Apache have their own agenda: Keep the forests healthy, protect their sacred sites, and bring back the plants and grasslands that flourished before the reservation was established in 1934.
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
Junk Science and Leftist Folklore Have Set California Ablaze
Bruce Thornton
Doctor of environmental science and forester Bob Zybach for years has been the Cassandra warning about misguided policies on forest management. According to Zybach, wildfires began to increase in the late 70's, at the same time policies moved away from active management of forests to a more hands-off "natural" approach. "You take away logging, grazing, and maintenance, and you get firebombs," Zybach said.
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
California's Devastating Fires are Man-Caused –
But Not in the Way They Tell Us

Chuck DeVore
In 2005 while a freshman California Assemblyman, I had the chance to visit Northern California and meet with the forest product industry professionals who grew, managed, and harvested trees on private and public lands. They told me of a worrisome trend started years earlier where both federal and state regulators were making it more and more difficult for them to do their jobs.
California is and always has been a largely arid state,
California Burns:
The "new normal" Thanks to Obama Era Environmental Regulations

Katy Grimes and Megan Barth
This past week [August 2018], the New York Times reported on California's wildfires stating that "Since 2012, according to state emergency management officials, there has not been a month without a wildfire burning – a stark contrast to previous decades, when fire officials saw the fall and winter as a time to plan and regroup." What's the significance of 2012? ... By 2012, the Obama administration issued a major rewrite of all of the country's forest rules and guidelines.
Federal Prosecutors Reviewing Altered Election Documents
Tied to Florida Democrats

The concerns, which the department says can be tied to the Florida Democratic Party, center around date changes on forms used to fix vote-by-mail ballots sent with incorrect or missing information. Known as "cure affidavits," those documents used to fix mail ballots were due no later than 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 – the day before the election. But affidavits released on Tuesday by the DOS show that documents from four different counties said the ballots could be returned by 5 p.m. on Thursday, which is not accurate.
Left Eats Left: Ocasio-Cortez Gets in Closed-Door Fight with Veteran Lawmaker Over Climate Change
A fight broke out in a closed-door meeting of House Democrats over climate change as a powerful veteran lawmaker fought with freshman star Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members-elect over the creation of a special panel for the issue. New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone, incoming chairman of the powerful Energy and Commerce Committee – backed by a number of other committee members – slammed the creation of the new climate panel, according to multiple sources in the room.
George Soros: "Protection" of Muslim Migrants
"Is the Objective"… "National Borders" Is "The Obstacle"

Tim Brown
Hungarian-born billionaire philanthropist and Nazi collaborator George Soros blasted back at Hungary's Prime Minister, Viktor Orban over claims that he weakens European countries by pushing to flood them with illegal immigrants, largely made up of Muslims. At the end of October, Orban tore into Soros saying, "This invasion is driven, on the one hand, by people smugglers, and on the other by those (human rights) activists who support everything that weakens the nation-state."
Former Far Left Journalists Admit Immigration is a 'failed experiment'
All Over Europe

Two Danish journalists with far left roots, have heavily criticised immigration into Denmark. They say the same negative effects can be seen in a lot of other European countries as well. Mikkel Andersson and Niels Jespersen, two journalists and authors of "The Experiment That Failed", claim that immigration has made Denmark poorer, less secure and more polarized.
Did Nationalism Cause World War One?
Michael Walsh
The French say many silly things, along with a few wise ones, although since the deaths of Voltaire, Descartes, and la Rochefoucauld, not lately. One of the silliest came out of the mouth of M. le President, Emmanuel Macron, at the centenary observance of the end of World War I on November 11. Calling nationalism a "betrayal of patriotism," the fey popinjay went on to caution the world against "old demons coming back wreak chaos and death."
Illegal Alien Charged with Triple Murder was a 'Dreamer'
Federal officials have confirmed that an illegal immigrant released from jail by a "sanctuary city" and later charged with a triple murder was a "Dreamer" protected from deportation. "The illegal alien who murdered three people after he was released from a New Jersey county jail was a DACA recipient in 2012 and 2014, as confirmed by ICE," tweeted the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for reforms focused on legal immigration.
Forbes Mag: Illegal Immigrants Cost Taxpayers
$18.5 Billion/Yr. In Health Care Costs

Warner Todd Huston
Illegal immigrants cost the U.S. billions a year in health care costs that the illegals never pay for, a Forbes Mag. report says. And that is even though federal law supposedly prohibits this spending. Federal law claims that no federal dollars can go to pay for health care for illegals. Unfortunately, this is a smoke screen because literally billions of our tax dollars go to fund medical care for illegals anyway.
SS Fraud? 6.5 Million Active Accounts for People 112 Years or Older
Steven Ahle
Amazing as it may seem, Social Security has no mechanism to automatically close files on people who die. This was revealed in a report by the Inspector General of Social Security. As a result, there are open files for 6.5 million people who would be 112 years old or older. (I wonder if you tried to match up Democratic voter rolls with the Social Security list, how many matches you'd find) The IG said that by not maintaining the list, it has made the Social Security system rife with fraud and abuse.
Hillary Must Answer Key Email Questions, Federal Judge Orders
A federal judge ordered former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to answer five questions she has avoided for years about her use of a private email server to conduct official U.S. diplomatic business. U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan on Wednesday gave Clinton 30 days to respond under oath to five questions. These questions were all put to her nearly four years ago in a lawsuit filed by the nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.
Shocked Liberals Finally Realizing
Women's March Functions as a Hate Group

Jeff Dunetz
Slowly but surely, liberals are beginning to figure out that the Women's March is actually run by notorious Jew-haters. The latest to turn against the Women's March is the liberal German think tank FES (the Friedrich Ebert Foundation), which canceled an award it was going to give to the Women's March. The FES, a think tank for Germany's Social Democratic party, was set to award the Women's March its Human Rights Award. But not anymore.
New Bill Clinton Accuser Releases Phone Call to Chuck Schumer
'Unlike Ms Ford, I Do Have Proof and Witnesses'

A former local news reporter in New York, but from Arkansas, claims that Bill Clinton had sexually assaulted her three times in 1980. She claims that during two of those times Clinton was basically groping her and grinding himself against her and he ejaculated. If that wasn't weird, then listen to this. She claims after the sexual assaults, that Bill Clinton came to her apartment and was knocking on the door trying to get in.
She Claimed He Broke Into Her House and Assaulted Her.
A Selfie Proved She Lied.

Cristopher "CJ" Precopia very nearly spent the rest of his life in prison after being accused of assault by his ex-girlfriend. The woman, who despite obviously reporting a false crime has still not been named or charged, claimed Precopia broke into her house and attacked her with a box cutter, slashing an "X" into her chest. Based on her story and the cleanly sliced "X" on her chest, Precopia was arrested.
Yeah, always believe the woman
Monica Lewinsky's Criticism of the Press for Giving
Bill Clinton a Pass All These Years is Spot On

Becket Adams
If you think the press is guilty of giving former President Bill Clinton a pass on his history of sexually abusing and exploiting women, you're not alone. Monica Lewinsky is right there with you. The woman at the center of the 1998 Clinton sex scandal accused the press this week of dereliction of duty, claiming in an essay in Vanity Fair that she had to wait nearly 20 years for reporters to ask the former president (somewhat) uncomfortable questions about the affair and his abuse of power.
Male Gym Teacher Punished for Refusing to Oversee
Middle School Girl Get Undressed In Boys' Locker Room

A physical education teacher in Florida was punished for refusing to oversee a biologically female middle schooler who identifies as male potentially get undressed in the boys' locker room. The school, stunningly, allowed the female student to have access to the boys' locker room without so much as informing the male students who would be sharing the locker room with the girl or the students' parents.
Democrats: 'Cruel and Unscientific' to Define Legal Sex by Biology
It is "cruel and unscientific" to define a person's legal sex by their biology, says a pro-transgender complaint signed by 98 Democratic House legislators. The Democrats' statement was sent to President Donald Trump's administration after the New York Times reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body.
Man Wearing MAGA Hat Assaulted
While Walking Downtown Tucson

Jonathan Sparks is passionate about his political beliefs, but he said those beliefs were attacked while he was walking around Tucson. "And oh was it painful. My ankle was just hanging there," said Sparks. "I was attacked with vengeance by an evil man but you know what I learned, you know what God taught me through the whole thing? How wonderful Tucson is," said Sparks.
Note the extreme violence coming from the Left!
D.C. Bureaucrats Are Trying to Make Parents Get a License to
Let Children Play Together

Let's say you and some of your friends decide to gather your young children together a couple of days a week for a few hours of free play. Maybe you switch off who leads the gaggle of kids each week, allowing for some shared free time and flexibility. Sounds like a great arrangement for all, right? Your kids get to play freely with their friends, and you get some occasional free babysitting. According to government officials in Washington, DC, arrangements like this are violations of the law.
Substitute Teacher Asked Not to Return After
Thanking Kids for Reciting Pledge of Allegiance

A Parkway District Superintendent, Keith Marty, reported that a substitute teacher who claimed he was fired over an incident involving the Pledge of Allegiance had “a pattern of inappropriate conduct,” which sounds like covering their decision before it grows into something on a national scale. When people try to tell you that schools/universities aren’t left-leaning, or if that is something you believe, this story tells otherwise.
Tim Allen: Liberals Have Little Sense of Humor About Themselves,
'so I love poking at it'

Allen says in the interview that the character's beliefs aren't exactly his own, but that liberals have a problem with humor targeting them or self-reflecting humor and that it motivates him to prod at the sensitivities of liberals for comedy.
Lacking Permit, Kansas City Health Department
Pours Bleach on Food Meant for Homeless People

The Kansas City Health Department threw away and poured bleach on food meant for homeless people. The food was going to be distributed by a group called Free Hot Soup KC. The Kansas City Star said that the food, which included home-cooked chili, foil wrapped sandwiches and vats of soup, was destroyed on Sunday, Nov. 5, during a coordinated sting at several parks where volunteers had gathered.
DC Bans Churches from Handing Out Straws with Free Coffee;
Asks Public to Report Violators

Washington, D.C., will begin enforcing its ban on plastic straws on Jan. 1, which would penalize churches for offering free coffee if it comes with a stirrer. The Department of Energy and Environment tweeted Thursday that Mayor Muriel Bowser has a "list of recyclables and compostables" banning plastic straws and stirrers. An enforcement flier circulated by the D.C government said businesses, restaurants, and churches can now offer straws made out of bamboo, hay, or stainless steel instead. [How do you properly clean a stainless steel straw for public reuse?]
Gray Wolf Population Could Lose Federal Protection Under GOP Bill
Republicans have only a few weeks left until they cede control of the House to Democrats, but the first big post-election GOP vote won't address taxes or border wall funding. It involves wolves.

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