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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)

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an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
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— Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Critics Miss How Well
Trump’s Deportation Plan Actually Could Work

Thomas Lifson
Donald Trump has laid out the bare bones of a deportation plan that has an excellent chance of working well. The caricatures presented by his critics overlook the clever incentives he apparently is building into it... Announcing that illegal immigrants with clean records have the opportunity to earn a green card-lite – essentially an updated and improved version of the Bracero Program – would evoke a massive response.

Huma Abedin: The Security Breach Hillary is Still Hiding
FrontPage Magazine
Huma's mother, Saleha Mahmood Abedin, is a sociologist known for her strong advocacy of Sharia Law. A member of the Muslim Sisterhood, Saleha is also a board member of the International Islamic Council for Dawa and Relief. This pro-Hamas entity is part of the Union of Good, which the U.S. government has formally designated as an international terrorist organization led by the Muslim Brotherhood luminary Yusuf al-Qaradawi.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
A Republic v. A Democracy
Why the U.S.A. is one and not the other.

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Week ending 23 August 2015

American Servicemen Save France Once Again;
Islamist Mass Murder Averted on Paris Bound Train

His arm in a sling, U.S. airman Spencer Stone recounted Sunday how he and two other Americans tackled a gunman on a high-speed train in Europe, saying the attacker "seemed like he was ready to fight to the end." But he added: "So were we." Stone, 23, said he was awakened from a deep sleep, and turned around to see a man holding an assault rifle... One of his friends "just hit me on the shoulder and said 'Let's go,'" before moving in to tackle the gunman.
Suspect's father calls him ‘a good boy’ [don't they all?]
Hillary's 'arrogant' Aide Huma Abedin –
Now in the Crosshairs of Servergate

When it comes to arrogance, Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's longtime top aide, and her presidential candidate boss are two peas in a pod, according to Secret Service agents. For that reason, it's not surprising that the FBI investigation of Hillary's use of classified emails reportedly got a jump start after uncovering highly classified emails sent by Abedin and another Clinton aide.
The Latest Iran Revelation is Utterly Humiliating
Jennifer Rubin
“This establishes the exact precedent that Iran always sought and repeatedly claimed: IAEA weapons inspectors will never get physical access into any military sites. That the Obama administration agreed to Iranian self-inspections tells you everything you need to know about how far it caved on the essential elements of a verifiable and enforceable nuclear agreement.,” says sanctions expert Mark Dubowitz.
Republicans Passed the First Civil Rights Act, in 1866;
Then Preserved It Via the 14th Amendment in 1868

Ominously, the assassination of the Great Emancipator had left the presidency to his Democrat vice president, Andrew Johnson. Senator Lyman Trumbull (R-IL), co-author of the 13th Amendment banning slavery, also wrote the 1866 Civil Rights Act. Republican support was nearly unanimous, while Democrats were unanimously opposed. This would be the first time Congress overrode a presidential veto of a significant bill.
The long GOP history of protecting civil rights.
Essay: The 14th Amendment
Edward Erler, Professor Emeritus, Senior Fellow, The Claremont Institute
Before the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, citizens of the states were automatically considered citizens of the United States. In 1857, the Dred Scott v. Sanford decision had held that no black of African descent (even a freed black) could be a citizen of the United States. The Fourteenth Amendment was thus necessary to overturn Dred Scott and to settle the question of the citizenship of the newly freed slaves.
Constitution Doesn’t Mandate Birthright Citizenship
Ken Klukowski is a practicing constitutional attorney
Media commentators have gotten this issue dead wrong. Fox News’s Judge Andrew Napolitano says the Fourteenth Amendment is “very clear” that its Citizenship Clause commands that any child born in America is automatically an American citizen. That’s not the law. It has never been the law.
Justice Brennan's 1982 Footnote Gave Us Anchor Babies
Ann Coulter
The very author of the 14th Amend. citizenship clause expressly said: "This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers." In the 1884 case Elk v. Wilkins, the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th Amendment did not even confer citizenship on Indians – because they were subject to tribal jurisdiction, not U.S. jurisdiction.
Video Shows Drug Smugglers Scaling Border Fence with Ease;
Vindicates Ben Carson's Illegal Immigration Claims

This video disputes the many claims made by top officials within the Department of Homeland Security that the border is the safest it has ever been. Breitbart Texas consulted with law enforcement officials who confirmed that the video was taken at the border fence just south of Nogales Arizona which borders the Mexican city by the same name.
Carson Has Heated Border Drone Exchange on CNN:
‘Read My Lips’

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson defended his  comments about the possibility of using drones at the Mexican border in a heated exchange with guest host CNN’s Jim Acosta. When Acosta asked about drone strikes on the cartels Carson said, “That is a total lie. I said that. a drone could be used to destroy is the caves used to hide people.”
Listen to intentional rephrasing and word twisting!
Under Court Order State Dept. Now Finds 17,855 Missing
Hillary Clinton Emails Initially Requested Under a 2013 FOIA

More than two years after State claimed there were no emails responsive to a FOIA request about a close Hillary Clinton adviser's contact with the media, the Department has informed a judge it has located 17,855 emails that appear to match the criteria... No explanation is offered in the status report for why the State Department initially claimed there were zero responsive records to the same request.
Court Removes Injunction on Planned Parenthood Video, New Video Immediately Released Showing CEO Joking About WHOLE BABIES
The Judge ruled the Center for Medical Progress has First Amendment rights to release videos it covertly took of StemExpress executives talking about buying aborted baby tissue from Planed Parenthood. Almost immediately afterwards, CMP released a new video that among other thing showed the StemExpress CEO joking about receiving dead babies from Planned Parenthood (over lunch).[text and video at link]
New Planned Parenthood Horror Video:
Whistleblower Says Baby Born, Heart Beating When Killed

Debra Heine
[The] video continues the interview with former StemExpress procurement technician Holly O’Donnell, who describes an instance when she saw her supervisor tap the chest of “the most gestated fetus and closest thing to a baby I’ve seen,” and the heart started beating. O’Donnell said: I’m sitting here and I’m looking at this – fetus – and it’s heart is beating. And I don’t know what to think.
StemExpress CEO Laughs: ‘I’ve Seen Really Rampant,
Rampant Problems with Bacteria in Certain Clinics’

A transcript released by Center for Medical Progress founder David Daleiden features StemExpress CEO Cate Dyer – who purchased most of her company’s aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood clinics – laughing about the unsanitary conditions in some of those clinics. According to the transcript...
16 Journalists Accept Planned Parenthood Awards
– Despite Horrifying Abortion Videos!

During Planned Parenthood's Maggie Awards for Media Excellence Tuesday night, the abortion giant recognized 16 journalists for pushing "reproductive rights." From Buzzfeed and Yahoo! to MSNBC, Media Research Center Culture compiled a list of several prominent media attendees – and found a picture announcing the winners.
The Racist Views of Planned Parenthood’s Founder
Jeanne Mancini
In the wake of the recent and ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal regarding the harvesting and sale of baby hearts, livers, lungs, and other organs, late last week a group of black pastors requested that a bust of Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, be removed from a temporary Smithsonian exhibit named, ironically, “Struggle for Justice.”
The Climate Crisis & Renewable Energy Industry
Has Become a $1.5-trillion-a-year Business!

Paul Driessen
The impacts on companies and jobs outside the Climate Crisis Industry are enormous, and growing. For every job created in the climate and renewable sectors, two to four jobs are eliminated in other parts of the economy, studies in Spain, Scotland and other countries have found.
Climatologist: We Have a ‘Moral Imperative’ to Burn Fossil Fuels:
The ‘Liberator’ of Humanity

“We are not morally bad people for taking carbon and turning it into the energy that offers life to humanity in a world that would otherwise be brutal,” Dr. John Christy wrote in a recent oped. "On the contrary, we are good people for doing so."
“Without energy, life is brutal and short.”
Leading Science Publisher Retracts
Dozens of Papers for Fake Peer Reviews

Jazz Shaw
It turns out that the vaunted peer review process, designed to ensure that multiple sets of experts evaluate the quality of the work before it hits the presses, had fallen apart. The peer reviews in some cases were found to be “highly suspicious” with bogus email addresses and questionable credentials.
Carly Fiorina Hits Chuck Todd for
Using Climate Change to Talk California Drought

For her part, Fiorina refused to accept Todd’s claim ... You know what’s also made it worse? Politicians, liberal politicians who stood up for 40 years as the population of California doubled and saying, you cannot build a new reservoir and you cannot build a water conveyance system. And so, for 40 years 70% of the rainfall has washed out to sea.
Former Baltimore Prosecutor:
Marilyn Mosby Has a Role in City's Violence Increase

Roya Hanna
It is only August, and Baltimore is staring at 200 dead men, women and children. Having been a prosecutor in this city for 12 years, four in the Homicide Division, I can no longer stand idly by and watch State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby avoid taking responsibility for her role in the increase in violence.
HS Band Barred for Playing Hymn, Crowd Sings it Instead
Just when you’re starting to think that the entire country is going down the tubes sideways, a story comes along to remind you that it all just might work out in the end after all. Todd Starnes at Fox news uncovered one of those small town stories of political correctness infecting the courts and running completely off the rails this week.
WaPo Writer: Black Votes Should Count for More than White Votes
“Racial reconciliation is impossible without some kind of broad-based, systemic reparations,” writes Theodore R. Johnson, a former White House fellow and current Ph.D candidate in law and policy at Northeastern University. Johnson pays lip service to the important democratic principle of “one man, one vote,” but then dismisses it on grounds that the term is “unclear,” ...
Dramatic Cases In Last Few Days of
Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Stopping Violent Crime
Harvard Prof: U.S. Had Slavery;
Islamic State Can Have Sex Slaves

Noah Feldman
It’s been 150 years since U.S. law allowed masters to rape enslaved girls and women. Almost all modern Muslim societies banned slavery in the last century. So why is Islamic State turning back the clock, actively embracing and promoting enslavement of Yazidi women, thereby enabling them to be raped under one interpretation of classical Islamic law?

Week ending 16 August 2015

Obama's Betrayals Part 1:
Willfully Supporting Al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood

Robert Spencer
“A willful decision to support an insurgency that had Salafists, Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood?,” asked Hasan. [If the] transcript is accurate, former DIA director Michael Flynn is confirming that the Obama Administration knowingly decided to support al-Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria, and directly enabled the rise of the Islamic State.
Obama's Betrayals Part 2:
The President's Secret Offer to Iran Before Negotiations

Ari Lieberman
According to documents obtained by the MEMRI, the Obama administration began its preliminary nuclear negotiations with Iran while Ahmadinejad was still president, putting the lie to administration’s claim that it was the transition of power from radical to “moderate” that triggered the American policy of engagement. The shocking disclosure also blatantly contradicts Obama’s August 5th assertion that negotiations began just two years ago.
3 Historical Developments That Explain
Our Current Religious Liberty Battles

Ryan T. Anderson
In recent political memory, religious liberty was a value that brought together conservatives, libertarians and progressives. As recently as 1993, the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act was passed by a nearly unanimous Congress and signed by a Democratic president. Today, the same value is a political liability.
EPA’s Gross Negligence at Gold King;
The Gold King Blowout was Predictable and Preventable

Paul Driessen
Anyone who follows mining, oil spill and power plant accidents knows the EPA, Obama White House and Big Green environmentalist rhetoric: There is no safe threshold for chemicals. They are toxic and carcinogenic at parts per billion. The water will be unsafe for years or even decades. Wildlife will die.
Gold King presents a teachable moment
Clinton Defies the Law and Common Sense
Whether emails were marked top secret isn’t legally relevant.

Michael B. Mukasey
Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server to conduct public business while serving as secretary of state, followed by the deletion of information on that server and the transfer to her lawyer of a thumb drive containing heretofore unexplored data, engages several issues of criminal law... Let’s consider the potentially applicable criminal laws in order of severity.
Prosecutor Who Took Down Petraeus on Classified Information
Now Looking Into Clinton Server

Katie Pavlich
Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Really big trouble. According to the Washington Post, the same prosecutor who took down General David Petraeus for improper possession of classified information is now looking into Hillary Clinton´s email server.
Hillary Clinton Email Highlights
TOP SECRET: Clinton Email Included References to Information Related to Satellite Images and Electronic Communications
Hillary Clinton Email News
It's Safe to Assume That Moscow and Beijing Have Hillary's Email

Hillary Clinton Email News
Number of Hillary Clinton’s Emails Flagged for Classified Data
Grows to 60 as Review Continues

Hillary Clinton Email News
How did Hillary's lawyers search a server no longer in her possession?
William A. Jacobson
Hillary Clinton Email News
Hillary's emails WERE backed up to another server – and it may still exist – as the FBI works to figure out how well the data was scrubbed
VEGAS: Even Odds That Aides Huma Abedin or Chery Mills Removed TOP SECRET Markings (a Felony) from Hillary’s Emails
Doug Ross
“[S]omewhere between the point they came into the building and the time they reached HRC’s server, someone would have had to strip the classification markings from that information before it was transmitted to HRC’s personal email... [Doing so would] constitute a felony, in and of itself. I can’t imagine that a rank-and-file career DOS employee would have done this, so it was most likely done by someone in her inner circle.”
Gold King Mine Spill Exposes Obama Hypocrisy, Double Standard;
Has Demanded Accountability from Private Cos. – Think BP

Rather than express outrage as it has done in the wake of previous environmental disasters, the White House would not comment on the spill... the spill in some ways is reminiscent of BP's oil spill which famously led President Obama to say he was looking for someone's "ass to kick"...

Residents Demand Health Answers as
Mine Spill Fouls Animas and San Juan Rivers

Farmers, towns and tribes slammed water-intake gates shut as a sludge-laden plume from a Colorado mine spill rolled down principal rivers in the desert Southwest on Monday, prompting local officials and families to demand answers about possible long-term threats from heavy metals borne along by the spill.

Rage on the Reservation: EPA Spill Stokes Navajo Mistrust of Feds
The mistrust Native Americans have long harbored toward the federal government has gone to another level in Navajo territory land, where residents angrily scoff at the Environmental Protection Agency's assurances its accidental mining spill won't foul the key San Juan River floodplain they depend on for their lives and livelihoods.

Where's The Outrage Over EPA River Disaster?
Washington Times Editorial
Ordinarily when there’s an oil spill or release of pollutants into air or water, the EPA and its groupies race to the cameras to denounce and condemn the “corporate criminals” responsible. When, a month later, it turns out that the corporate crime was really an accident, with nobody to blame, there’s rarely an attempt to repair a damaged reputation. Accidents just happen, after all.
Democrats Want Voter Punishment for Not Voting on Election Day
Washington Times Editorial
This is part of a Democratic scheme to “expand the electorate” in states expected to be the key to success in the 2016 presidential election. Democrats are convinced that their voters often fail to show up, either because it’s too much trouble, they’re barred from voting legally, or they’re just not interested in voting.
Lois Lerner's IRS Granted Only ONE Conservative Group
Non-Profit Status in Three Years

Lois Lerner's political beliefs led to tea party and conservative groups receiving disparate and unfair treatment when applying for non-profit status, according to a detailed report compiled by the Senate Finance Committee. Because of Lerner's bias, only one conservative political advocacy organization was granted tax exempt status over a period of more than three years:
The Christian Purge Has Begun: Chaplains Banned from
Preaching That Homosexuality is a Sin

Todd Starnes
Chaplain David Wells was told he could either sign a state-mandated document promising to never tell inmates that homosexuality is "sinful" or else the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice would revoke his credentials. "We could not sign that paper," Chaplain Wells told me in a telephone call from his home in Kentucky. "It broke my heart."
Colorado Court Outlaws Religious Freedom
Anyone who can still argue that homosexual marriage, and the coming fight over make homosexuals special snowflakes under the law, isn’t a direct attack on religious freedom really needs to increase their meds. I’ll let David Harsanyi of The Federalist set the stage:

Sexual Orientation in the UK:
Half of Young People Say They are Not 100% Heterosexual

According to a new YouGov survey, 49% of 18-24 year-olds in Britain define themselves as something other than completely heterosexual. One of the most striking findings of the new study is that with each generation, people see their sexuality as less fixed and more fluid.
Obama: Iran Could Get Bomb Material within
'Months' After Deal

President Obama defended his landmark nuclear deal with Iran, but conceded the time it takes Tehran to acquire the material to build a bomb would shrink to "a matter of months" as the agreement expires.
Schindler’s List Producer Slams Hollywood Jews’
Support for Iran Nuke Deal

A producer of the film Schindler’s List, Gerald Molen, has criticized an open letter signed by nearly 100 prominent Los Angeles Jews supporting the recent accord on Iran’s nuclear program. Molen, who won an Academy Award for the 1993 film about the Holocaust, wrote an email opposing the agreement to the account set up by the letter’s signatories.
Drudge, Fox News Could Be
Censored Under New Federal Rules, Experts Warn

In its February vote on net neutrality, the FCC stated that broadband providers do not have a right to free speech. "Broadband providers are conduits, not speakers … the rules we adopt today are tailored to the important government interest in maintaining an open Internet as a platform for expression," the majority held in its 3-2 vote.
Human Tissue Firm Cuts Ties with Planned Parenthood
The biomedical firm, StemExpress, which has been in the news lately for its part in obtaining aborted fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood and then selling it to research labs, has formally severed ties with the abortion organization. The decision came after the release of six videos, which exposed Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting and selling aborted fetal tissue.
Obama Ignores V-J Day Remembrance;
Instead, Marks the One-Year-Anniversary of Ferguson

Kim Quade
This weekend marked the 70th anniversary of V-J Day, the day that Japan surrendered to the Allies in 1945, thus bringing to an end the most massive conflict unleashed in history – World War II. Here’s how the first V-J Day was celebrated in cities across America.
Kaspersky Faked Malware to Harm Rivals
Over a decade, one of the largest security companies in the world, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, tried to damage rivals by tricking their antivirus software programs into classifying benign files as malicious, according to two former employees.

Week ending 9 August 2015

EPA’s Punitive, Fraudulent Clean Power Plan
Paul Driessen
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan (CPP) requires that states reduce their electric utility sector carbon dioxide emissions an average of 32% below 2005 levels by 2030. Over 1,560 pages dictate returning CO2 emissions almost to 1975 levels, while our population grows by 40 million... Under the CPP, everything business owners, workers, families and communities strived for their entire lives will be at risk.
Obama, Not His Opponents, Is Falsely Advertising His Iran Deal
David Limbaugh
You can always tell when Obama is nervous about a policy proposal, because he won't stop talking about it. As disturbing as Obama's militant partisanship is, what's worse is his delusional perception that anyone who disagrees with him is automatically unreasonable and corrupt.
Schumer Won't Support Obama's Iran Deal
Sen. Charles Schumer ended weeks of indecision Thursday night by announcing he would not support President Obama's landmark nuclear deal with Iran. The high-ranking Democrat released a statement saying that after "considerable soul-searching" he determined that there are "serious weaknesses" in the accord signed by Iran and six world powers in mid-July.

After Getting White House Permission Chuck Schumer Announces
Intent To Vote Against Iran Deal

Before anyone would think this as some altruistic endeavor concerned about the safety of the Jewish State, I would direct your attention to: …"A White House official suggested Thursday that Schumer's announcement of opposition came only after enough Democratic support was assured to keep the plan intact"… Schumer is, after all, the most transparent weasel amid the nest of DC weasels.

Leading Democrat Donors Haim Saban and Jack Rosen
Rally Against Iran Deal

Top donors to the Democratic party rallied in opposition on Thursday to the Iran nuclear deal pursued by the Obama administration. U.S.-Israeli billionaire Haim Saban and Jack Rosen, the chairman of the American Jewish Congress (which issued a statement rejecting the Iran deal on Thursday), both rebuffed President Barack Obama's plea on Wednesday to support the deal or risk another Middle East war.
Obama Providing Extra Million Alien Work Permits Annually
The Obama administration has been approving work authorizations for immigrants BEYOND ADMISSION LIMITS and for some categories of immigrants that Congress never intended to work in the U.S. Beyond those limits each year, these new and renewed work permit approvals amounted to about 1.23 million in fiscal year 2009, 1.08 million in FY 2010, 970,277 in FY 2011, 1.24 million in FY 2012, 1.68 million in FY 2013 and 1.24 million in FY 2014.
Obama’s Clean Power Plan Faces Opposition from
Black, Hispanic Leaders

The White House’s carbon emissions regulations have opened a major rift between President Obama and some black and Hispanic leaders who fear the climate change policies will drive up poverty in low-income areas, kill jobs and raise electricity rates for families that can least afford it.

California's Green-Energy Policies Are Driving Rising Numbers
Into Energy Poverty

In 2012, nearly 1 million households spent more than 10 percent of their income on energy bills. In hotter, less affluent inland counties, the rate of energy poverty was as high as 15 percent of households. Absent significant policy reform, the state's rate of energy poverty seems destined to rise higher.
Black Democratic Texas State Rep Claims ‘Mistreatment’ by Police
During Traffic Stop, Video Shows Anything But

The Austin County Sheriff’s Office released the dash camera video of a July 14 traffic stop of State Representative Garnet Coleman Tuesday to refute claims Coleman made last week about being disrespected and treated “like a child.”
Bratton is Done with Bill de Blasio’s Amateur Administration
Bob McManus
Is Bill Bratton eyeing an exit? If so, who can blame him. Forty-five years a cop, a motive force in Rudy Giuliani’s reclamation of New York City’s streets 20 years ago and a public-safety intellectual with a stellar international reputation, Bratton has been swimming with the minnows for 18 months now – and the exasperation is peeking through.
EPA Caused Wastewater Spill Reaches New Mexico;
Possible Environmental and Health Impacts are Unknown

A yellow sludge spilling from a shuttered gold mine into a southwestern Colorado river has reached northern New Mexico. And the wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain from the mine at a rate of about 550 gallons per minute, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, which caused the spill.
EPA blasted for slow response
Police Officer Beaten During Traffic Stop, Left Bleeding and Unconscious, People Take Pictures and Mock Him on Social Media
Police today identified the suspect as 34-year-old Janard Shamar Cunningham, also known as Janaris Shavar Cunningham. Cunningham is charged in the beating of a detective who is a six-year veteran of the force. Authorities said Cunningham stole the detective’s gun and then repeatedly hit him in the head until the detective stopped moving.
FBI Looking Into the Security of Hillary Clinton's Private E-Mail Setup Which Actually Involved Multiple Servers Over Time
The inquiries are bringing to light new information about Clinton's use of the system and the lengths to which she went to install a private channel of communication outside government control – a setup that has emerged as a major issue in her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Cheryl Mills to Destroy Emails About Boss Hillary Clinton
In a letter sent to the U.S. State Department and just filed today with U.S. federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the counsel for Cheryl Mills wrote: "Ms. Mills does not believe that she has paper copies of potential records in her possession. Following our production on August 10, 2015 [of the defense counsel's version of the electronic records], we have instructed her to delete any and all electronic records in her possession."

Hillary Clinton Aide Huma Abedin
Emerges as Potential Liability in 2016 Bid

"More and more, the current Clinton campaign is starting to remind me of the Clintons in the 1990s,"  Larry J. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia said. "At times, their controversies came in waves and filled news pages. It's happening all over again for Hillary in this campaign."
60% of Clintons’ Charitable Giving Goes to Themselves, Then They Take a Tax Deduction for the Money They Gave Themselves
The campaign emphasized Clinton's charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it "represented 10.8 percent" of her income in 2014. But roughly half of that money – $1.8 million – appears to have been channeled to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. That contribution was the family's largest by a significant margin that year.
BLS Jobs Shock: 100% of Female Employment Gains
Taken by Foreigners Since 2007

All of the employment gains among women since the recession hit in December 2007 have been taken by foreigners, even at a time when the numbers of U.S.-born women surged more than 600,000, according to new federal statistics.
War on Women
DHS Admits New Surge of Illegal Immigrant Families;
May Worsen with New Rule Prohibiting Detention of Immigrant Families

The country saw another surge of illegal immigrant families crossing the border in July, a top Homeland Security official told a federal court late Thursday as the administration begged a judge not to forbid detention of new migrant mothers and children.
Lois Lerner Called Conservatives 'a--holes' In Emails;
And Were Bringing About "an end to America"

A trove of IRS emails show Lois Lerner had a deep commitment to the Democratic Party and a significant dislike for the new conservative grassroots groups that formed under the Tea Party banner and sought tax-exempt status from the agency. "Crazies" and "a--holes," were the blunt terms Lerner used to describe conservatives.

For Five Years 10 Tea Party Groups Still Awaiting Approval from IRS
Ten tea party groups are still awaiting approval by the IRS years after they applied for tax-exempt status, Senate investigators revealed Wednesday in a report that recommends the tax agency issue a ban preventing employees who work on nonprofit applications from engaging in political activity.
Windows 10 Defaults to Collect Your Data for Gov’t Agencies;
TOS ‘we will access, disclose and preserve personal data,
including your content’

Heather Callaghan
European Digital Rights Organisation said that Microsoft had given itself broad rights and would sell your data to third parties. Tech bloggers are upset that the defaults are set for automatic intrusion, as they know how many people will skip through the download without thinking – and give all of their information away.
More: Privacy rights, browser choice cocerns
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane charged;
Political Career Began as Hillary 2008 Campaign Worker

The announcement of Kane's indictment in a cramped conference room across from the courthouse followed months of speculation. It also caps a remarkable change in fortunes for Kane, who was widely viewed as a rising political star after her election in 2012. Kane became the first woman and first Democrat elected to the post.
Are all Clinton groupies crooked?
One Time Democrat Darling Kathleen Kane
Indicted for Perjury, Oppression, and Obstruction

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, the state's top prosecutor, was criminally charged Thursday in a scheme to leak grand jury material and later cover it up – a stunning blow to a political career that was once on a steep ascent. The indictment against her paints a portrait of Kane's office as a roiling cauldron of thinly-veiled resentments, revenge plots and espionage.
Are all Clinton groupies crooked?
Bent On Retaliation, Kane Put Her Career and Liberty in Jeopardy
Kathleen Kane sowed the seeds of her undoing during her seemingly flawless first year in office. That was the year the Democratic attorney general, newly elected in a landslide, won national attention for stands in favor of gun control and marriage equality. MSNBC host Chris Matthews even suggested she was presidential material.
Shameless Lesbian Couple Burned Down Their Own House for the Insurance Payout Then Called it a Hate Crime
A lesbian couple scrawled homophobic abuse on their garage before burning down their own house in Tennessee then calling it a hate crime, a court ruled. Carol Ann and Laura Jean Stutte reduced their own house to a pile of charred rubble in September 2010 and branded their neighbor a homophobe in order to get the $276,000 insurance pay out.
Illegal Immigrant Admits Murdering His Pizza Parlor Co-Worker
and Setting Her Body On Fire

An illegal immigrant from Mexico has admitted to strangling a 30-year-old New Jersey woman he worked with, and setting her body and house on fire to cover up the crime. Juan Jimenez-Olivera, 30, pleaded guilty Wednesday to murder, aggravated arson, desecrating human remains, theft and related offenses in the slaying of Sviatlana Dranko, his co-worker at a pizzeria.
Inspections Find 4 Florida Planned Parenthood Clinics in Violations
Three of the 16 Planned Parenthood facilities inspected in Florida last week were performing procedures beyond their licensing authority, and one facility was not keeping proper logs relating to fetal remains, officials announced Wednesday. Gov. Rick Scott ordered the inspections last week.

Incredible! Barack Obama: Killing to Harvest Body Parts is a
‘Foolish Tradition’ . . . in Africa

At the Young African Leaders Initiative summit in Washington D.C., President Obama was asked about the killing of Albinos in Africa and the harvesting of their body parts for ritual purposes. Obama condemned the practice as "foolish traditions."

Anchors Refuse to Say 'Baby' in Planned Parenthood Reports
Katie Yoder
Instead, the networks defaulted to "fetal tissue" in their morning and evening news shows. Additionally, both NBC and CBS incorporated "aborted fetuses" and "fetal organs." The closest to "baby," CBS dared to use, was the term "body parts."

Black Pastors Ask Smithsonian to Remove Bust of
Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

“Perhaps the Gallery is unaware that Ms. Sanger supported black eugenics, a racist attitude toward black and other minority babies, an elitist attitude toward those she regarded as ‘the feeble minded;’ speaking at a rally of Ku Klux Klan women; and communications with Hitler sympathizers,” the letter from Ministers Taking a Stand states.
Study: Couples Having LESS Sex... for Fear It'll Be a Let Down
If you’re looking to spice up your sex life, these days you are rather spoiled for choice. But it seems the avalanche of information available in magazines, movies, books and the internet is turning out to be a turn off. Couples are now so ‘bombarded’ with messages about how sex ‘ought to be’ that they feel under pressure and avoid it altogether.

Week ending 2 August 2015

George Orwell & Kate Steinle
Hank Adler
George Orwell imagined the future, our current present, when, in 1949, he first published his famous novel 1984. He imagined the future with a precision that is becoming simply scary. Orwell imagined a world where: "The heresy of heresies was common sense." Kate's Law is nothing more than common sense.
Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the
Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World

Arthur Milikh
Back in 1831, Alexis de Tocqueville accurately foresaw both much of what ails us and our remarkable uniqueness and strengths. Tocqueville's deservedly famous book, Democracy in America, was the product of his nine-month excursion throughout Jacksonian America. The purpose of this trip was to study our country's political institution and the habits of mind of its citizens.
Obama to Mandate Steeper Emissions Cuts from U.S. Power Plants
"Climate change is not a problem for another generation," Obama said. "Not anymore." Opponents vowed to sue immediately, and planned to ask the courts to put the rule on hold while legal challenges play out. Many states have threatened not to comply.
Furious Coal CEO Lets it All Out: "Obama is Nation's Great Destroyer"
Tyler Durden
Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray is "righteously mad" at President Barack Obama, who Murray says is to blame for the downturn in the coal industry.  [Murray] said President Barack Obama's administration has issued regulations that illegally bypass the states and their utility commissions, the U.S. Congress and the Constitution in favor of putting the U.S. EPA in charge of the nation's electric grid.
Fed Court: Obama’s EPA Ordered to Rewrite Pollution Rules
The ruling comes a month after the Supreme Court struck down the EPA's mercury and air toxics standards, meant to limit pollution from power plants. The court found that the agency failed to consider the massive costs associated with complying with the rule... For states that have spent years battling Mr. Obama's environmental agenda in court, Tuesday's ruling represented a key victory.
What Consensus? Less Than Half of Climate Scientists
Agree with the IPCC “95%” Certainty.

Finally there is a decent survey on the topic, and it shows that less than half of what we would call “climate scientists” who research the topic and for the most part, publish in the peer reviewed literature, would agree with the IPCC’s main conclusions. Only 43% of climate scientists agree with the IPCC “95%” certainty. More than 1800 international scientists studying various aspects of climate change (including climate physics, climate impacts, and mitigation) responded to the questionnaire.
State Dept Ordered to Obtain Answers from Abedin and Mills
Under Penalty of Perjury

Sidney Powell
While Hillary Clinton’s lawyers are stalling Congress and “negotiating” the terms of her testimony before the Benghazi committee – an option not allowed to ordinary Americans like bankers, executives, or accountants, federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan has given the State Department only a week – until August 7 – to get some answers from Hillary Clinton, and her top aides Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills – under penalty of perjury.
Federal Judge Threatens to Hold IRS Chief in Contempt
A federal judge threatened to hold IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in contempt Wednesday after the IRS failed to produce, as ordered, newly recovered emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner. U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan had ordered the IRS on July 1 to turn over Lerner emails on a weekly basis in response to a lawsuit by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Newly Recovered Lois Lerner Email Shows
IRS Tried to Cover Up Tea Party Targeting

Judicial Watch, which sued to force the production of the Lerner emails, said the emails confirm that Ms. Lerner, the central figure in the targeting probe, and her colleagues were aware of the sensitive nature of the cases but appeared to hide details of the massive backlog they were amassing as they held up hundreds of tea party and conservative group applications for nonprofit status.

IRS Failed to Search Five of Six Locations for Lois Lerner Email
Over the course of investigations into the Lois Lerner targeting scandal, Commissioner John Koskinen repeatedly assured Congress that he would provide all of Lois Lerner's emails. But based on testimony from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, this did not occur.

IRS Used Instant Messaging System to Hide Internal Communications
The IRS used a "wholly separate" instant messaging system that automatically deleted office communications, according to documentation released by the House Oversight Committee on Monday. The system appears to have been purposefully used by agency officials responsible for the targeting of conservative non-profits, in order to evade public scrutiny.
Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Law Just Came Back to Bite Them
in a Totally Unexpected Way

Local radio talk show host Jason Rantz on KIRO-FM noted the irony: "If [employees] cut down their hours to stay on those subsidies because the $15 per hour minimum wage didn't actually help get them out of poverty, all you've done is put a burden on the business and given false hope to a lot of people."
Third Planned Parenthood Video Released:
'Huge trafficking of fetal tissues'

"The more valuable the tissue the more money you get, so if you can somehow procure a brain or a heart you're going to get more money than just umbilical cord," whistleblower Holly O'Donnell says in the video. "So I guess that's incentive to try and get the hard stuff because they get more money."

Revealing Evil, Take 3
Nate Jackson
The video primarily features an interview with Holly O'Donnell, a former "procurement technician" at a fetal tissue company. She explained the profit motive: "The harder and more valuable the tissue, the more money you can get. If you can somehow procure a brain or a heart, you're going to get more money... I guess that's an incentive to try and get the hard stuff – because they get more money."

Don't Let Planned Parenthood Use ‘Medical Research’ to
Whitewash Its Baby Body Parts Atrocities

Amy Otto
There are many legal ways to obtain human tissue now that do not require what is occurring at Planned Parenthood... Science, like anything we choose to undertake, has to consider the ethical implications of research. It seems reasonable to hold the scientific use of human beings to the same standard that PETA does for rats and monkeys. If you have to ask yourself why we should value human life, you might be beyond reason.

Planned Parenthood Received Millions of Dollars
After Lobbying Clinton’s State Department

Planned Parenthood lobbied the Department of State many times during Hillary Clinton's tenure there and received tens of millions of dollars from foreign policy agencies over the past few years, according to a new report.
8 Reasons John Boehner Should End Planned Parenthood Funding
Sarah Torre
Planned Parenthood has ridden the waves of taxpayer funding to millions of dollars in annual surpluses. During its last reporting year, like many before it, the organization reported revenues over expenses exceeding $127 million and net assets of more than $1.4 billion.
Obama White House Supports What Planned Parenthood is Doing,
Notes its ‘High Ethical Standard’

Leah Barkoukis
While the recent videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s barbaric practice of selling and negotiating the price of aborted babies’ body parts – and the organs of those born alive – has convinced some Democrats that enough is enough when it comes to taxpayer funding for the abortion giant, others are remaining steadfast in their support for the group. Unfortunately, the White House is among the loyal, it seems.
Networks Covered Cecil the Lion More in 1 Day
Than Abortion Videos in 2 Weeks

Katie Yoder
The three broadcast networks, ABC, NBC and CBS censored the third video released Tuesday by the Center for Medical Progress exposing Planned Parenthood's practice of harvesting aborted baby parts – censored it at Planned Parenthood's urging. Tuesday, the networks spent 5 minutes, 44 seconds during their evening news shows on Cecil – and that's not even counting the teasers. Wednesday morning, ABC, NBC and CBS lamented over the lion for 8 minutes, 17 seconds.
U.S. Intel Fears Hundreds of Secrets Leaked in Hillary's Emails;
Steps at Containment Now, Then a Damage Assesment

The top lawmakers on the House and Senate intelligence committee have been notified in recent days that the extent of classified information on Mrs. Clinton's private email server was likely far more extensive than the four emails publicly acknowledged last week as containing some sensitive spy agency secrets.

Data in Clinton's 'secret' Emails Came from 5 Intelligence Agencies
"Even if Secretary Clinton or her aides didn't run afoul of any criminal provisions, the fact that classified information was identified within the emails is exactly why use of private emails... is not supposed to be allowed," said Bradley Moss, a Washington attorney who specializes in national security matters. "Both she and her team made a serious management mistake that no one should ever repeat."

Reported Two-Month Gap in Clinton Emails
Coincides with Escalating Libya Violence

A reported two-month gap in emails from Hillary Clinton's private account during 2012 coincides with a period of escalating violence in Libya and the obtaining of a special exemption by her top aide, Huma Abedin, to work for both the State Department and the Clinton Foundation.

State Dept. Inspector General Contradicts Clinton:
Emails ‘Contained Classified Information When They Were Generated’

So far, the inspector general for the Intelligence Community has only been allowed to review a sample of 40 out of the total of 30,000 emails from Clinton's private email server that Clinton has turned over to the State Department. Of that limited sample of 40, 4 contained classified information.
Text Messages Show Marilyn Mosby's Office Went 'Judge-Shopping'
The Baltimore Sun reports... they have phone logs and text messages from April 27 showing that assistant state's attorney Albert Peisinger reached out to Baltimore circuit court judge Timothy Doory to sign off on a search warrant for the officers' department-issued phones. That was after a search warrant had already been denied by a different judge.
Appellate Panel Clears Way for Lawsuit
Against HHS Contraceptive Mandate

A three-judge appellate panel ruled unanimously last week that a Missouri state senator and his wife can move forward with their lawsuit against Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell over an Obamacare mandate that forces them to purchase health insurance that includes abortifacient contraceptives and sterilization in violation of their religious beliefs.
Florida Court Again Sides with Patient Privacy,
Hands Nosy Doctors Second, Anti-gun, Defeat

Institute for Legislative Action
Anti-gun doctors may need to get their own blood pressure checked after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit again upheld Florida's Firearm Owners' Privacy Act. As we reported last summer, the law was passed after an escalating series of events in which patients were harassed or denied access to services because they refused to be interrogated by their doctors about their ownership of firearms.
Mexican Accused of Gunning Down Good Samaritan Family was
‘Deemed’ Legal Immigrant by Obama Admin.

The man accused of killing two Good Samaritans who tried to help him on a Montana roadside was encountered by immigration authorities earlier this year after a burglary arrest, but was unable to be deported because he had already gotten legal status, federal authorities said this week.
‘Urination, defecation, and masturbation’ Outside NYC College
"I have seen drug deals, public urination, defecation, masturbation in broad daylight in the Taras Shevchenko alley," a Cooper Union faculty member told The Post. "It's a place where many homeless congregate to sleep – right in front of a church and between a high school and a college," the faculty member added.
Welcome to Bill De Blasio’s NYC
Gallup: US Economic Confidence Falls Again
The Gallup Economic Confidence Index continued its six-month slide last week, hitting a 10-month low of negative 14. In late January, the gauge stood at positive 5, its highest reading since Gallup began the index in 2008. The score has resided in negative territory since mid-March.
Barack Obama's 'Legacy' Africa Trip to Cost Taxpayers
Nearly $100 Million Due to Elaborate Security Concerns

The elaborate security provisions – which will cost the government tens of millions of dollars – are outlined in a confidential internal planning document obtained by The Washington Post. The trip to Africa is complicated by a confluence of factors that could make it one of the most expensive of Obama's tenure, according to people familiar with the planning.

Week ending 26 July 2015

1938 and 2015: Only the Names Are Different
Dennis Prager
We say that evil is dark. But this metaphor is imprecise. Evil is actually intensely bright, so painfully bright that people look away from it. Many even deny its existence. Why? Because once people acknowledge evil's existence, they know they have to confront it. And most people prefer not to confront evil. That is what led to World War II.
Obama's Iran Blunder Presages A Catastrophe
Thomas Sowell
Some commentators have attributed Obama's many foreign policy disasters to incompetence. But he has been politically savvy enough to repeatedly outmaneuver his opponents in America. If he is that savvy at home, why is he so apparently incompetent abroad? Answering that question may indeed require us to "think the unthinkable," that we have elected a man for whom America's best interests are not his top priority.
Lawmaker: Kerry Doesn't Know What's In the Iran Side Deal
After classified briefings Wednesday with Secretary of State John Kerry and other administration officials, lawmakers say they aren't satisfied with the explanation of side deals on Iran's nuclear program that weren't sent to Congress, and still want to see the original documents. Rep. Mike Pompeo said Kerry told lawmakers that he has not read the side deals, never possessed a copy of them, and approved the nuclear agreement without knowing their details.
SCOTUS – The States Can Reject the Iran Deal
End-run Around Congress Means States Need Not Comply

The States cannot be forced to implement an international treaty or agreement that is not self-executing – i.e. one whose implementation requires new congressional laws. Thanks to the victory at the Supreme Court by then-Texas Solicitor General Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Medellín v. Texas (2008), it is a settled principle in constitutional law that states cannot be forced to comply with international treaties unless Congress has passed statutes giving them effect.
Iranian 'Deal' May have Limited Effect on Maritime Restrictions
Even after implementation [of the deal], most of the prohibitions on U.S. companies doing business directly or indirectly with Iran and Iranian entities will remain in place. Example: It appears that U.S. dollar (USD) clearing transactions will remain prohibited. This means that USD payments for cargos and charters hires for voyages to Iran will remain prohibited, except where such activity falls under an OFAC general or special license.
President Obama Blocks Independent Inspector General Investigations – Demands They Must Seek Cabinet Approvals for Investigative Activity
The intended outcome here is two-fold. 1) Any Inspector General will now have to ask a white house appointed cabinet head for approval to access investigative material; obviously this gives an automatic heads’ up to the White House. 2) The investigative material is now subject to being hidden from the investigators; obviously this allows unlawful conduct to remain hidden.
Seattle Sees Fallout from $15 Minimum Wage,
Workers Ask for Fewer Hours to Avoid Loosing Welfare

“It’s what happens when the government imposes a restriction on the labor market that normally wouldn’t be there, and marginal businesses get hit the hardest, and usually those are small, neighborhood businesses,” said Paul Guppy, of the Washington Policy Center.
FBI-ICE Investigation Prompted U.S. to Attempt to Revoke Citizenship
of Imam Who Heads Portland's Biggest Mosque

"The U.S. Department of Justice is pursuing Mr. (Mohamed Sheikh Abdirahman) Kariye's denaturalization based on his illegal procurement of naturalization; specifically, Mr. Kariye obtained his U.S. citizenship by providing false information and willful misrepresentation and concealment of material facts including his criminal history and failed to establish that he was a person of good moral character during the requisite statutory period," the FBI wrote in a news statement.
Authorities Ignore U.S. Mosques at Center of Islamic Terror Attacks
Property records show the mosque attended by the terrorist who killed US soldiers at a base in Chattanooga, Tenn., is affiliated with the same Islamic group as the mosques patronized by the Boston marathon bombers and the 9/11 hijackers who attacked the Pentagon. Yet federal investigators have dismissed any possibility that the Tennessee mosque was a source of radicalization or support for the terrorist, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.
Obama Now Has a Secret Town by Town,
Block by Block Racial Database

Chris Wysocki
Remember last month when I said you should pay attention to the Supreme Court's affirmation of "disparate impact" lawsuits? You know, the racial grievance industry's statistical tool to "prove" discrimination and guarantee equality of outcome and big paydays for the reparations crowd? And remember too when I noted that Obama voided every zoning law in America in his quest for affordable housing?

Obama's Secret Database Forces 'racist' Smear On Innocent Citizens
Judi McLeod
[The President] has been surreptitiously building a data base that keeps all American citizens on file. Obama's Orwellian data base will affect every facet of citizen life. Your every move will be kept on file. The data base mounted by the president includes a housing database, a mortgage database, a credit and employment database. Your children, already tracked through school by Common Core, will be millions of statistics in Obama's educrat-run school database.
Clintons' Charities Got £50Million of British Aid Cash:
UK Government Accused of Trying to Buy Influence

Tens of millions of pounds of UK aid money has been siphoned through charities linked to Hillary Clinton, it emerged last night. British politicians – including Gordon Brown – stand accused of diverting huge amounts of cash through the organizations after falling under the spell of the US presidential candidate and her husband Bill.
Admit it, Dems: Hillary Could Strangle a Puppy on Live TV,
and You'd Still Back Her

Matt Welch
President Barack Obama never paid any political price for pulling a complete 180 on his vows to have the most transparent administration ever, so none of this reaction should be surprising. Still, it's worth stressing that with Hillary Clinton, Democrats have dropped even the pretense of giving a s--t about transparency.
Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive
Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices

A second undercover video shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America's Medical Directors' Council President, Dr. Mary Gatter, haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a "less crunchy technique" to get more intact body parts.

Planned Parenthood Defector Says Loophole Lets
Clinics Profit from Fetal Organ Sales

Abby Johnson wasn't horrified by last week's undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood doctor describing over lunch and wine how to "crush" a fetus during an abortion to preserve the organs because she's been there... part of her job was to sift through the aborted fetal tissue and organs, pack them in a container with dry ice, check the consent form and "ship them off."

Health and Human Services Rejects
Planned Parenthood FOIA Request as 'Not Newsworthy'

Mollie Hemingway
In March it was announced that the Obama administration had set new records for censoring information, outright denying access to information, and length of time to fulfill requests. They also, "refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy," according to the Associated Press.
Planned Parenthood Pulls Names of Corporate Donors
After Coca-Cola, Ford and Xerox Object

This latest development comes in the wake of two undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives talking about the sale of fetal body parts. Planned Parenthood is facing both federal and state investigations – and the possibility of losing taxpayer funding.
What companies said about their PP donations
13 Things You Probably Don’t Know About
Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger

On its website, the organization compliments Margaret Sanger as one of the pro-choice movement’s “great heroes.” Sanger started the American Birth Control League in 1921; it became part of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in 1942.
Carly Fiorina Schools CNN, Hillary on Abortion 'Extremism'
Carly Fiorina turned the table on CNN yesterday, parlaying an abortion question designed to put conservatives on defense – and offering her an opportunity to score points against a fellow Republican – into an aggressive attack on Hillary Clinton's abortion extremism.
Planned Parenthood Gearing Up?
Advertise for Paid Rabble Rousers

Is Planned Parenthood laying out taxpayer money to hire shock troops? We’ve seen this before in other leftist causes, like Black Lives Matter, where they pay protesters to go into the streets to push their agenda.
Kenyan President Rebukes Obama’s Gay Rights Message
President Obama on Saturday made an personal plea for gay rights during his visit to Kenya, warning that “bad things happen” when countries discriminate against certain groups of people. But Obama’s call for universal gay rights was quickly dismissed by Kenyatta, who described the issue as something “our culture, our society does not accept.”
In A Setback for Obama’s Immigration Policy, Judge Orders
the Release of Illegal Immigrants from 'deplorable' Facilities

A U.S. District Judge said Friday that the conditions in which the detainees are being held are “deplorable” and violate parts of an 18-year-old court settlement that put restrictions on the detention of migrant children. The ruling also raises questions about what the administration will do with the estimated 1,700 parents and children at three detention facilities, two in Texas and one in Pennsylvania.
GAO Report: Medicare Funds Totaling $60 Billion Improperly Paid
The report says that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that administers Medicare, estimates that last year some $60 billion of American taxpayer money, or more than 10 percent of Medicare's total budget, was lost to fraud, waste, abuse and improper payments. The report released today shows no improvement, but investigators say it is not that hard to fix the problem.
10 Things the Feds Could Buy with $60 Billion
Yes, ‘ObamaNet’ Is Here: Meet ConnectHome, the ‘Free’ Internet That Costs Taxpayers Much More Than a Private Sector Plan
Alex Pournelle
ConnectHome is aimed at low-income areas with little broadband uptake, expanding several earlier federal programs. The headlines are about connecting the poor to the modern convenience of the internet, but they don’t mention who’s paying for it. As with most federal programs, you are.
‘Americans Still Vulnerable to IRS Audits Over Personal Beliefs’
Elizabeth MacDonald
A House Oversight subcommittee hearing today will provide more pushback to President Barack Obama's claim to the Daily Show that there was no IRS targeting of conservative nonprofits. "Unfortunately, the IRS has not taken sufficient steps to prevent targeting Americans based on their personal beliefs," the GAO says.

Week ending 19 July 2015

Exploding Muslim Immigration Overwhelms FBI
Leo Hohmann
The FBI failed to stop another terror attack, this time in Chattanooga, and the pressure building on the bureau from President Obama’s reckless immigration policies may be reaching a boiling point, say security experts. And the problem goes far beyond a loose border, where some 400,000 illegal aliens enter each year.
The Deal Wasn’t About Iran’s Nukes
Abe Greenwald
If you think the United States just struck a poor nuclear deal with Iran, you’re right; but if that’s your key takeaway, you’re missing the point. Iran’s nuclear program was last on the list of the Obama administration’s priorities in talking to Tehran. The administration readily caved on Iran’s nukes because it viewed the matter only as a timely pretense for achieving other cherished aims.
Obama's Iran Deal Should Die in Chattanooga
Roger L Simon
The Chattanooga killings come at an inconvenient moment for President Obama, who is trying to sell his Iran deal because the murders remind us once again of the serious global problem of Islam – Sunni and Shiite. Islamic religious ideology, inextricably bound to Shariah law that requires all Muslims practice jihad, is driving the world back to the seventh century.
Here's the Truth About 6 of Obama's Iran Deal Claims
Michaela Dodge
Months of Iranian pressure on the United States brought its fruition. Iran got a deal that legitimizes its nuclear program, rewards its defiance of international treaties and obligations, and provides it with additional billions of dollars to continue its terrorist activities in the Middle East. Here are the White House's most egregious misinterpretations of the deal:
What U.S. Leaders Have Never Understood About Iran
Amir Taheri
“American rulers have always dreamed of forcing us to change our behavior, and failed,” Iran’s “Supreme Guide,” Ali Khamenei, said Saturday. “Five U.S. administrations took that dream to their graves. The present one shall have the same fate.” Khamenei’s analysis is not far off the mark.
ISIS Video 'Cub of the Caliphate'
10-yr-old Boy Shown Beheading Syrian Officer

Depraved jihadis fighting for the Islamic State have forced a young child to savagely behead a Syrian regime army officer in the first execution of its kind. The sickening murder is understood to have taken place at the Western Hir Palace in the province of Homs after the soldier was captured by jihadis at the nearby Al-Bosayri army checkpoint.
Obama Collecting Your Personal Data for a Secret Race Database
This Orwellian-style stockpile of statistics includes a vast and permanent network of discrimination databases, which Obama already is using to make “disparate impact” cases against: banks that don’t make enough prime loans to minorities; schools that suspend too many blacks; cities that don’t offer enough Section 8 and other low-income housing for minorities; and employers who turn down African-Americans for jobs due to criminal backgrounds.
Documents “inequalities” between minorities and whites
Suburban Governments Were Just Nationalized by the
Federal Government

S. Noble
HUD announced enforcement of its new 377-page rule called the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule which will allow them to move people from poor crime-ridden areas into "wealthy" suburbs. It was announced by leftist Julian Castro Monday. The rule has force behind it. Federal monies will be withheld and lawsuits accusing residents of racism will be filed. Any town that takes federal funds will be transformed.
Anti-2nd Amendment Gun Smuggler,
Democrat Leland Yee, Headed to Prison

Robert Laurie
Hey, remember Leland Yee? He spent most of his time trying to do away with guns and violent video games. At least that's what he did when he wasn't busy facilitating the sale of firearms and shoulder-launched missiles between Islamic extremists in the Philippines and undercover FBI agents.
Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood of America's (PPFA)
Top Doctor Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

New undercover footage shows PPFA's Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts... Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses illegal partial-birth abortion procedures in order to get salable parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.

Planned Parenthood's Client Promised 'Profit,'
'Fiscal Growth' for Harvested Baby Body Parts

The undercover journalist who videotaped a Planned Parenthood senior medical officer talking about how to buy and sell fetal body parts derived from aborted babies says Planned Parenthood is lying in their response to his video.

Planned Parenthood Partner Offered Bulk Discounts
On Aborted Baby Parts

StemExpress, the California-based company that serves as a middleman between Planned Parenthood and the organizations that seek body parts harvested from aborted babies, once advertised bulk discounts for baby organs and body parts. A screencap taken from a StemExpress page listing fetal liver products shows that the company openly boasted of bulk buying discounts available to new customers.
The Gruesome Reality of the Abortion Industry
Allyne Caan
In a practice the word “horrific” cannot even begin to describe, an undercover video recently exposed Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood, cavalierly describing harvesting hearts, lungs, legs and even heads from unborn babies. The stomach-churning footage shows Nucatola recounting the market demand for baby body parts and how successfully Planned Parenthood’s doctors have been at meeting that demand.
Disgraced Planned Parenthood Official Works for White House Staff;
Her ‘Right-Wing’ Hatred Exposed

Patrick Howley
Disgraced Planned Parenthood official Deborah Nucatola’s shocking personal work history is coming to light. Records reveal that Nucatola was employed by a former White House staffer at the time that she was selling aborted baby fetus parts. A staunch political advocate, Nucatola railed against the “right-wing” Bush administration.
Baltimore "Anti-Violence" Group
Caught with Illegally-Acquired Guns, Drugs

Bob Owens
Safe Streets, a grant-funded program under the city's Health Department, uses ex-felons in an effort to stem crime. I dunno. Maybe it's just me, but I think it's a bad idea to have people who "formerly" sold drugs and shot people committing crimes counseling others who are involved in the same sort of criminal behavior.
Obama Writes Personal Letters to 46 Felons;
No Contact with Kathryn Steinle's Family

Nearly two weeks after 32-year-old Kathryn Steinle was murdered on San Francisco's Pier 14 by an illegal alien and convicted felon who was released from prison earlier this year, President Barack Obama has failed to contact the victim's family or mention her in public.
ICE: 1,800 Illegals Freed by 'Sanctuaries'
Charged in 7,500 New Crimes, Rape, Child Sex Assault

What's more, most, or over 1,000 of the illegals facing criminal charges, are still free, according to an ICE report to Congress. The October 2014 report detailed the release by 276 sanctuary cities of 8,145 illegals held on criminal charges from January to August despite requests to "detain" them for ICE which would consider deporting them.
DHS Chief Spits on Congress,
Says He Will Refuse to Obey Immigration Laws

Sara Noble
Jeh Johnson warned Congress not to pass any laws to stop sanctuary cities. He also made it clear he won't use the tools available to him to return criminals from countries who don't want them back. Nor will he use the powers he has as DHS Chief against countries who refuse to repatriate illegal aliens from their country.
Clintons Facilitated Donor’s Haiti Project That
Defrauded U.S. Out of Millions

A federal agency rushed to approve funding for a Clinton donor’s sham Haiti recovery project that ended up defrauding the U.S. government out of millions, according to court transcripts and internal government documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
Probe Finds No Mechanisms To 'Detect Fraud' On
"calls into question the legitimacy of enrollment numbers"

Phony applicants that investigators signed up last year under President Barack Obama's health care law got automatically re-enrolled for 2015. Some were rewarded with even bigger taxpayer subsidies for their insurance premiums, a congressional probe has found.
Taxpayers Spend $3.5 Million to Find Out Why Lesbians are Fat
According to a U.S. Health and Human Services study, "It is now well-established that women of minority sexual orientation are disproportionately affected by the obesity epidemic, with nearly three-quarters of adult lesbians overweight or obese, compared to half of heterosexual women. In stark contrast, among men, heterosexual males have nearly double the risk of obesity compared to gay males."
‘Doping the vote’ in South Texas Triggers Federal Indictments
Shady ballot brokers are “doping the vote” in the Rio Grande Valley, an election-watch group says. Now the FBI is on the case. Trafficking in petty cash and dime bags, politiqueras round up voters for South Texas candidates, nearly all Democrats. The pay-for-ballot activity has resulted in 11 federal indictments so far.
Federal Buildings In SoCal Caught Wasting Water Amid Drought
While all Californians are under mandatory water restrictions, CBS2 News cameras went undercover and found some federal facilities may be wasting water for hours at a time. And government workers weren't happy when Investigative Reporter David Goldstein tried to get answers.
EPA Power Grab Incites States to Consider Nullification
States’ refusal to enforce what they consider to be unconstitutional federal laws is known as nullification. In the Virginia Resolution of 1798, James Madison said states are “duty bound to resist” when the federal government violates the Constitution. States are now embracing this concept by responding to an increasing regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats.
Study: Utica Shale Gas and Oil Reserves
Larger Than Previous Estimates

The study results indicate that the Utica – which spans West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York – is comparable to the Marcellus shale play in terms of size and potential recoverable resources. The Marcellus is the large U.S. shale play and second largest shale oil and gas play in the world.

Week ending 12 July 2015

Political Correctness Gone Crazy
Why Do Americans Remain Silent?

Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
Why are Americans silent? Because they are afraid! They don’t want to lose their jobs, their freedom, and the acceptance of their neighbors, family, and friends on the social circuit. They don’t want to be savaged by mobs surrounding their homes. They don’t want to be called racists and bigots, so they remain silent.
‘Legacy of Slavery’ Didn't Cause Social Ills
Thomas Sowell
Anyone who is being serious, as distinguished from being political, would surely want to know if whatever he is talking about – whether fatherless children, crime or whatever – is in fact a legacy of slavery or of some of the many other things that have been done in the century and a half since slavery ended.
Illegal Alien Crime is Staggering in Scope and Savagery
FSM National Security Team
It is estimated that there are some 133,741 foreign criminals in prisons and jails in the USA. They are not there for spitting on the sidewalk or jaywalking, and very few are there for immigration violations... They are there in large part for molesting, raping, killing, maiming and murdering people in America, as you will see below.
Massive Government Overreach: Obama’s AFFH Rule Is Out
Stanley Kurtz
AFFH is easily one of President Obama’s most radical initiatives, on a par with Obamacare in its transformative potential. In effect, AFFH gives the federal government a lever to re-engineer nearly every American neighborhood – imposing a preferred racial and ethnic composition, densifying housing, transportation, and business development in suburb and city alike...
Rep. Gowdy Reveals Subpoena Clinton Claims She 'never had'
House Republicans investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on Wednesday released a March subpoena issued to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, one day after she said in a nationally televised interview that she "never had a subpoena" in the email controversy.
Bill and Hillary Clinton Ordered to Give Depositions About
Emails in Civil Case

Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton, have been ordered to give depositions in a civil case investigating the pair’s growing email scandal. Mrs. Clinton will giver her deposition on the morning of July 28 in Washington, and Mr. Clinton will give his the following morning, according to copies of the notices of deposition reviewed by The Washington Times.
Another Gun Control Claim Bites the Dust
Washington Post awards 4 pinnochios
On Monday, the Washington Post gave Four Pinnochios to U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) for repeating a claim originated by Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety group, that there has been an average of one school shooting per week since the December 2012 crime at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
How San Francisco Aided and Abetted the Murder of Kate Steinle
Hans von Spakovsky
“Sanctuary cities” are cities within the United States that refuse to comply with federal immigration laws and authorities – similar to the defiance of Southern states to federal law during the civil rights era. So when Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, seven-time convicted felon and five-time deportee, arrived in San Francisco, authorities were none too concerned with complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Judge Orders Jeh Johnson, Homeland Security Chief, Others to Court
Court "is shocked and surprised at the cavalier attitude"

A federal judge in Texas has threatened to hold Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top immigration enforcement officials in contempt of court for not fixing problems that led to work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after the judge had put the plan on hold.
Judge Who Declines to Do Same-Sex Marriages
Says Civil Rights Struggle Inspired His Career

Caleb Dalton, a lawyer with Alliance Defending Freedom, said... “Permitting a judge, a clerk, or any other official to refer a public service to another willing public servant doesn’t infringe on anyone’s rights. And yet forcing people to participate in what they view as an inherently religious ceremony would trample on hundreds of years of Western civilization’s development of freedom and tolerance of diverse views.”
Iranian Moneyman Gave to Clinton Foundation
Michael Weiss and Alex Shirazi
An Iranian businessman accused by the U.S. government of violating sanctions on Tehran donated money to the Clinton Foundation, The Daily Beast has confirmed. Vahid Alaghband’s Balli Aviation Ltd., a London-based subsidiary of the commodities trading firm Balli Group PLC, tried to sell 747 airplanes to Iran, despite a federal ban on such sales.
Coal Was King in the U.S.A. and Still is Worldwide;
Now, Due to EPA Regs, Power Plants Compete for Natural Gas

The administration would like to end coal and instead use renewables to generate electricity... Europe has gone the renewable route and found disaster, which should serve as an example to this Administration. Germany is losing its manufacturing industry due to high and rising energy costs, forcing the industries to locate overseas.
Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged
Paul Driessen
Ethanol gets one-third less mileage per gallon than gasoline, so motorists get fewer miles per tank and per dollar. It produces ozone, attracts water and corrodes car and small engine components, forcing us to spend billions on repairs.
Blame for the Massive OPM Hack Belongs to Obama
Investor’s Business Daily Editorial
"When I am president," said Barack Obama back in 2008, "the days of dysfunction and cronyism in Washington will be over." Tell that to the 22 million government workers whose personal data are now in the hands of Chinese hackers.
Correcting the Record – Inconvenient "Equality" Truths
In 1868 Republicans voted unanimously for the 14th Amendment, while Democrats voted unanimously against it.
The origin of the 1964 Civil Rights Act can be traced back to the Reconstruction era. That was when the Republican Party enacted the first civil rights act ever, the 1866 Civil Rights Act. Never heard of it? Democrat history professors would rather you didn't. With that law, Republicans took a big step toward making Abraham Lincoln's vision for "a new birth of freedom" a reality.
Hired for Racism?
'Provocative' Racist Views Get Professor Job at Rhodes College

A Memphis professor who left her job under a cloud after a series of racist tweets and Facebook posts has resurfaced at a school across town, where some of her new faculty peers are not happy to have her as a colleague... Officials at Rhodes College announced Zandria Robinson's hiring last week, and praised her for her "provocative" comments...
Memphis City Council Votes to
Dig Up Grave of Confederate General, Sell His Statue

On July 7 the Memphis City Council voted unanimously to exhume the body of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from its 110 year resting place and move it to another location. The body of Forrest’s wife will be exhumed as well. According to Local Memphis, the council voted to exhume Forrest’s remains from Health Sciences Park on Union Avenue.

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