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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

"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
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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Falsifying the Public Record Because It Offends Islam
Abraham H. Miller
Next to the propagation of the big lie, one of the most elementary and common devices in manufacturing propaganda is the notion that the truth is something you are not being told. From conspiracy theorists to those selling patent medicine on the Internet, everyone who whispers the words “secret” and “mystery” is using this device. But what happens when you already know you’re not being told the truth?
Recasting language in Islamophilic Obama administration
Britain's Forgotten Voters – and Ours
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
So the post-Brexit number-crunching is over and it turns out that the decisive support for Britain’s leaving the EU came not from right-wing nationalists but from working-class Labour voters. This offers some lessons for British and European politicians – and for us in America, too. Much of Britain’s prosperity in recent years has centered on London, which has done very well and become very pleased with itself. A majority of people around the United Kingdom are feeling like non-people, un-citizens, their lives jerked about like marionettes by wire-pullers far away.

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Week ending 26 June 2016

Anatomy of the True Scope of Terror Threat:
Files Show Hundreds of U.S. Plots, Refugee Connection

Newly obtained congressional data shows hundreds of terror plots have been stopped in the U.S. since 9/11 – mostly involving foreign-born suspects, including dozens of refugees. The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail.
Obama's DHS still withholds much of the data
The Whole ‘Gay Revenge’ Orlando Narrative Might Be Falling Apart
The gay revenge narrative of Omar Mateen’s terrorist attack in Orlando has effectively obscured his several explicit pledges to ISIS laced throughout the rampage in several calls to 911. The only trouble is the narrative is likely a complete fiction, according to the FBI’s official investigation.
 Is this akin to the Benghazi video cover-up?
Lawsuit Reveals State Dept. Scrambled
On Trouble On Clinton's Server

State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server... The emails, reviewed by The AP, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton's private server.
U.S. Commanders Now Openly Challenging ISIS Strategy of
Outgoing Obama

Rifts have emerged between U.S. military leaders and the Obama White House on Washington's future role in Libya, with the generals questioning the White House's argument that the recent success against Islamic State shows Libya can go it alone in the fight against terrorism, without direct U.S. assistance.
Report: Released Criminal Aliens Committed Nearly 10 Times
More Crimes Than Obama Admin. Told Congress

The Obama Administration "grossly misrepresented" the number of crimes the criminal aliens it released from custody in FY 2014 subsequently committed by nearly tenfold... The criminal aliens released in FY 2014 who went on to commit those additional crimes had convictions for offenses like homicide, kidnapping, assault, sexual assault, and drunk driving.

Report: 4,948,000 Illegals Eligible for Amnesty,
716,000 in Battleground States

With the Supreme Court readying its decision on President Obama's illegal immigrant amnesty programs, a new report shows that nearly 5 million aliens would be eligible for just two of the president's initiatives, or nearly half of the total population of undocumented immigrants. What's more, the interactive map of those eligible for amnesty finds that the 2016 presidential battleground states would be heavily impacted, since 716,000 live in those nine states.
Progressive Media Outlet Accidentally Proves
Blue States Have Far More Mass Shootings Than Red States

Blue states have 42 percent more mass shootings than red states after adjusting for population, according to data published by Vox, a progressive media outlet, and examined by The Daily Caller News Foundation... Places where Democrats controlled the state legislature were even more likely to have mass shootings than the average blue state.
It's the Terrorists, Stupid – Not the Weapons;
The Real Threat – to Clinton's Campaign

Mark Alexander
Being a presidential election year, I note the remarkable parallel between Obama's efforts to obfuscate the nature of the Orlando terror attack in order to provide Clinton political cover ahead of her 2016 campaign, and Clinton's efforts to obfuscate the nature of the Benghazi attack in order to provide Obama cover ahead of his 2012 re-election bid.
Exploiting Orlando:
Study Shows Networks Advance Anti-Gun Agenda by 8 to 1

In the wake of the horrific attack on an Orlando nightclub by a man espousing allegiance to ISIS, it didn't take long for the Big Three networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) to advance the preferred political line of the Democrats, in this election year, to push for more gun control... The study found a huge disparity in the airtime devoted to advancing more gun control versus arguments in favor of gun rights.
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
26 of the Democrats Who Participated in the
Gun Control Sit-In Own Guns

Congressional Democrats ended their 25-hour sit-in on the House floor this afternoon, failing to force a vote on two pieces of gun legislation. The controversial sit-in included 26 Democratic lawmakers who themselves own guns, Heat Street learned after examining 2013 USA Today data on congressional firearms ownership.
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
Charlie Rangel: No Guns for Law-Abiding Constituents but,
I ‘Deserve-Need’ Police Protection

New York Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel says members of Congress "deserve" and "need" people with firearms protecting them in the U.S. Capitol building, but he does not want law-abiding residents in his own district to be armed for self-protection. Rangel made this distinction when he spoke to The Daily Caller Tuesday night about New York Police Department's gun permitting bribery scandal.
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
Gun Owner Actress Kelly McGillis Gun Owner Actress Kelly McGillis Seeks
CC Permit Following Daytime Home Invasion

Kelly McGillis said she plans to apply for a concealed carry gun permit after she was assaulted by an intruder in her North Carolina home Friday, June 17. The actress, who is best known for playing Charlotte "Charlie" Blackwood in Top Gun, recalled the scary incident in a recent Facebook post... In a separate post: "I have decided to get a conceal and carry permit. And you can be sure I will be setting the alarm from here on out."
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
Home Intruder Craps Pants, Gets Shot;
Florida Man Broke Down Woman's Door

A Florida man is recovering in the hospital after breaking into a woman's home, soiling himself, and getting shot by the homeowner. The Sheriff's Office was called to a home on Sunday after a break in was reported, according to the Ocala Post. Police said they found Victor Alex Etherington naked, covered in his own feces, and bleeding from a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
Washington Post Blanks On Gun History;
The Founders Could Not Imagine Today's Weaponry... Really?

Dana Loesch
Many anti-Second Amendment advocates use the silly argument that the Founding Fathers' intent is anachronistic since they couldn't envision greater weapons capability beyond muskets in their time. Really? This is easily disproven simply noting the evolution of firearm technology during the time prior to, and during, the Revolution.
"No freeman shall ever be debarred the use of arms." -- T. Jefferson
LGBT Turnout for Free Concealed Carry Gun Course
Surprises Local Shooting Range

"We learned gun safety,” said Jared Anthony. “We learned that it's not ... it's a big responsibility. If you do carry, it's something that you do need to take seriously. You are providing ... you're providing a service to the community really." Anthony was one of the more than 300 people who responded to Shiloh’s offer of free concealed carry classes. The calls kept coming.
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California: Government Created Energy Blackouts
Coming to a City Near You

Katy Grimes
Most countries around the world think that it's a good thing to have cheap energy. But in California, we have plenty of cheap energy available, just not the political will to access it. California depends on natural gas-driven turbines and hydroelectric generators to provide just 38 percent of its oil needs. The state imports 12 percent of its oil from Alaska, and another 50 percent from foreign nations, relying heavily on Canada. So why are California's utilities warning of potential rolling blackouts again?
Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming
Craig Idso, Robert M. Carter, S. Fred Singer
The most important fact about climate science, often overlooked, is that scientists disagree about the environmental impacts of the combustion of fossil fuels on the global climate. There is no survey or study showing "consensus" on the most important scientific issues, despite frequent claims by advocates to the contrary.
Judge Blocks Obama Admin. Rules on Fracking on Federal Lands
A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the Obama administration's first major regulations on hydraulic fracturing, a technique for oil and gas drilling that has led to a boom in American energy production but has also raised concerns about health and safety risks. The United States District Court for Wyoming issued a preliminary injunction preventing the Interior Department from carrying out the rules, which were issued in March by the department's Bureau of Land Management.
‘Move Jungle To UK’ Calais Mayor Sparks Furious Row
After Demanding That Squalid Migrant Camp be Moved to Britain

The mayor of Calais says migrants living in the Jungle camp and others in France should be moved to Britain so Brits “take the consequences” of Brexit. Natacha Bouchart wants a revision of the border deal between France and the UK, which at the moment sees border checks carried out in Calais to stop those trying to get to Britain illegally.

Bonfire of the EU Laws: from Crooked Cucumbers to Powerful Vacuum Cleaners, the Absurd Brussels Regulations We Can Now Get Rid Of
Amie Gordon
As the country reflects in the wake of the EU referendum, Leave voters are celebrating changing the course of history and breaking free from the shackles of the European Union – and its laws and regulations. Despite the fact Britain has voted in favor of leaving the EU, this is still the start of a long process before the country officially untangles from the network of institutions in Brussels.

Why Brexit Is More Entrance Than Exit
Roger Kimball
The European Union is an ostentatious example of what happens when the demand for security submerges the demand for freedom. You get three things: an increasingly corrupt nomenklatura, an anesthetizing regulatory apparatus that stultifies economic initiative, and an alienated public that feels more and more disenfranchised from its own future.
Explosive New Twist in Idaho Sex Assault Case as Feds Get Involved
Due to Defendants Being Refugee Muslim Juveniles

The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal prosecution if they “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators.”
Decorated Air Force Veteran Assaulted and Dragged Out of
Retirement Ceremony Over the Word “God”

Oscar Rodriguez, Jr. is a decorated Air Force veteran who has delivered a patriotic flag-folding speech over 100 times at civic and military events. In March 2016, a retiring service member asked Rodriguez to deliver the flag-folding speech at his retirement ceremony... Rodriguez agreed, but when he began the speech, uniformed Airmen assaulted him, physically dragged him out of the ceremony, and kicked him off the military base because the speech included the word "God."
Keep God’s Name Sacrosanct
Judi McLeod
Every minute of every day on Earth, someone somewhere sends up the piteous plea: "Lord have mercy!" It may be a mournful mother whose baby is lost following the pangs of hunger. It may be some poor soul watching the hordes of ISIS murdering their way through the most remote of villages. But no matter from which Hell on Earth these cries are sent Heaven's way, they are heard.
GOP Attorneys General Warn Democrats That if
Climate Skeptics Can Be Prosecuted for 'fraud,' So Can Alarmists

If Democratic attorneys general can pursue climate change skeptics for fraud, then also at risk of prosecution are climate alarmists whose predictions of global doom have failed to materialize. The "cuts both ways" argument was among those raised by 13 Republican attorneys general in a letter urging their Democratic counterparts to stop using their law enforcement power against fossil fuel companies and others that challenge the climate change catastrophe narrative.

Republican State AG's Threaten to Prosecute Climate Change Alarmists
Rick Moran
Thirteen state GOP attorneys general have sent a letter to the Democratic AG's who are investigating ExxonMobile for fraud in climate change research, telling them that if minimizing the danger of climate change is fraud, so is exaggerating the peril. They threaten to prosecute climate alarmists for making spectacular claims of disaster that have not materialized.
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Britain’s Decision to Leave the EU is Hillary Clinton’s Worst Nightmare
Rosa Prince
The global implications of the Brexit vote are just beginning to be felt. And nowhere will the outcome of Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union be more closely scrutinized than in New York City. As the Stock Exchange opens on Wall Street, a few miles away in Brooklyn dozens of the most brilliant minds in the Democratic Party will gather at the Hillary Clinton for President HQ to work out where the vote leaves their candidate.
Hillary Clinton Runs Against Gun Rights Because She Has To;
George Soros Has Donated In Excess of $8M to Clinton's Campaign

Frank Miniter
Hillary Clinton's cozy relationship with George Soros went public after the State Department released a batch of her emails earlier this year. The emails reveal that Soros told a close Clinton ally in 2012 that he regretted supporting Barack Obama over her in the 2008 primaries. He also praised Clinton for being open to discussing policy. Anti-gunner Mike Bloomberg is likely to chip in plenty of cash as well.
Lawsuit Reveals State Dept. Scrambled On Trouble On Clinton's Server
State Department staffers wrestled for weeks in December 2010 over a serious technical problem that affected emails from then-Secretary Hillary Clinton's home email server... The emails, reviewed by the AP, show that State Department technical staff disabled software on their systems intended to block phishing emails that could deliver dangerous viruses. They were trying urgently to resolve delivery problems with emails sent from Clinton's private server.

Clinton Failed to Hand Over Key Email to State Department
Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

Clinton's Official State Dept. Calendar Missing Scores of Meetings with Wall Street Donors, Loyalists and Outside Interests
The missing entries raise new questions about how Clinton and her inner circle handled government records documenting her State Department tenure – in this case, why the official chronology of her four-year term does not closely mirror other more detailed records of her daily meetings.

Clinton Foundation Gives Tiny Fraction of $2 Billion in Revenue to Veterans Groups
The Clinton Foundation has collected more than $2 billion in revenue since it formed – but has given only the tiniest fraction to veterans groups, instead preferring to focus on international causes and in-house operations that provide far more control, and less transparency. Meanwhile a separate private charity, the Clinton Family Foundation, has donated about $100,000 to veterans groups, according to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

CNN's Clinton Cash 'Fact-Check' Ends in Embarrassment for
Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel

CNN Money's "fact-checkers" Cristina Alesci and Laurie Frankel ended up with egg on their faces on Wednesday after they rated as "false" a well-established and proven Clinton Cash fact involving Hillary Clinton's State Dept. approving the transfer of 20 percent of U.S. uranium to the Russian government, as nine investors in the deal funneled $145 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Scathing Tell-all Book Exposes Clinton’s Bigotry
Hillary: The Other Woman by Dolly Kyle

Hillary was heard calling mentally challenged children 'f*****g ree-tards' and caught on record blurting out the terms 'stupid k**e and 'f***ing Jew b*****d', while Bill called the Reverend Jesse Jackson a 'G**damned n****r'. Bill was also sued several times by blacks and Hispanics for violations of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
Disgraced – Once Tied to Clinton WH – ex-UN Official’s Death ‘Conveniently Timed’
The death by barbell of disgraced UN official John Ashe could become a bigger obsession for conspiracy theorists than Vince Foster's 1993 suicide. Ashe – who was facing trial for tax fraud – died Wednesday afternoon in his house in Westchester County. The UN said he'd had a heart attack. But the local Dobbs Ferry police said Thursday that his throat had been crushed, presumably by a barbell he dropped while pumping iron.
Guccifer 2.0 Hack Reveals DNC Collaboration with
Foreign Billionaire to ‘alter the electorate’

Thomas Lifson
The Democratic Party is collaborating with a foreign billionaire who has repeatedly violated our laws by illegally contributing to elections here, in a project to achieve its progressive agenda by "altering the electorate," according to an authentic-looking document leaked by a hacker of the DNC computers who uses the name Guccifer 2.0. Can you say, "Sinister global cabal"?
Will There Ever Be a 'Joan's Law?'
The legacy of the late comedienne Joan Rivers may be so much more than amusing memories and auctioned personal items if her daughter, Melissa, can help push through new laws governing oversight of outpatient surgical clinics. Joan Rivers died Sept. 4, 2014, seven days after slipping into a coma after multiple doctors committed an apparent series of egregious errors during a medical procedure that went terribly wrong at Yorkville Endoscopy, an outpatient surgical clinic in Manhattan.
K-12 Gender Identity Standards Surprise Some Washington Parents;
Deceptively Identified as new "Physical Education Standards"

Kaeley Triller Haver is no stranger to the transgender bathroom debate. After being sexually assaulted as a child and going public with her story, the single mom from Washington state now opposes shower, locker room, and bathroom policies that she believes leave her and her daughter vulnerable and unsafe.
List of new K thru 12 standards
Girls Angry After 'Fame' High School Crowns Boy Prom Queen
Some girls at LaGuardia HS of Music & Art and Performing Arts were not amused that a boy stole their stiletto-heeled thunder and became this year’s prom queen – and their claws have come out on social­media. “I know I go to LaGuardia because a boy won prom queen,” snarked Asia Pierre in a Facebook post that attracted 500 homophobic comments and 100 shares before it was removed.

Week ending 19 June 2016

Obama's Tantrum a Striking Display of Failed Leadership
Michael Goodwin
Obama's demeanor and tone were far from presidential – tantrums rarely are. Nor was he effective in rallying the nation to his cause. No surprise there. His cause is himself, always and only, and his greatly diminished historic presidency looks especially insignificant next to the bloodshed in Orlando. The iconic redeemer who promised hope and change never seemed so small and hopeless.
Why the ‘lone-wolf’ Terrorist is a Myth
Paul Sperry
“What we do know at this point is it appears this was a case of self-radicalization,” Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said. “He does not appear to have been part of any group.” A more accurate picture is that Mateen, an Afghan-American, was part of a disturbingly large Muslim family of sympathizers, supporters and even co-conspirators.
White House Confirms 'criminal' Probe Over Clinton Emails,
'shreds' Campaign Claim

Perhaps it was an unguarded moment, but the White House has seemingly confirmed that the Justice Department is conducting a “criminal investigation” regarding Hillary Clinton’s personal email use – despite persistent claims from the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee that investigators are pursuing a mere “security inquiry.”
Rights Groups Silent as Clinton Foundation Takes Millions from
Countries that Imprison Gays

The Clinton Foundation has accepted millions from Middle Eastern and other foreign governments that criminalize homosexuality – but prominent gay rights groups in America have stayed silent on the apparent disconnect between Hillary Clinton’s rhetoric and the donations. "Unquestionably, they´re not standing up for their principles," said Human Rights Foundation President Thor Halvorssen.
Obama Admin. On Pace to Issue One Million Green Cards, or
Lawful Permanent Residency, to Muslim Migrants

The total 832,014 new permanent residents do not include migrants on temporary, nonimmigrant visas – which allow foreign nationals to come to the U.S. temporarily for work, study, tourism and the like. As the subcommittee notes, the number also does not include those migrants who overstayed the terms of their visas.
Why so hard to tell the truth about Orlando?
Michael Graham
"Islam has a terrorism problem." Why is that sentence so hard to say? It's an obvious and indisputable fact. And yet in the aftermath of yet another Islam-inspired terror attack – the worst mass-casualty shooting in U.S. history – politicians and the press twist themselves into rhetorical pretzels to avoid even suggesting it.
"And Islam is not peace, please," she said.
Syrian Nun, Relief Leader: 'Whoever Says ISIS Has
No Connection to Islam ... Is a Liar – ISIS is Islam, Islam is ISIS'

Sister Hatune Dugan, who runs the Hatune Foundation that helps persecuted people around the world, especially Christians and other religious persecuted for their faith, said that people who claim the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam are lying because "ISIS is Islam" and "Islam is ISIS," and that the goal of ISIS is to convert the world to the Islamic religion.
What Obama Thinks of Islamism, Communism – and America
The 20th Century Through the Eyes of Barack Obama.

Elliott Abrams
There has been quite a debate recently about President Obama’s understanding of Islamism, and his refusal to use terms such as “Islamist terrorism.” But he has given us his view of another significant term: Communism. In one of his apparently innumerable conversations with The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, President Obama explained his view of Communism.
European Arrests Show Jihadists Infiltrating Syrian Refugees;
Homeland Security Recommends Suspension of Refugee Plan;
Senate Democrats Block Bill Aimed at Curbing Plan

When Europe agreed to open its borders to Syrian refugees in response to one of the greatest humanitarian crises of our age, officials assured the Western world: we've got this. There will be no jihadists among them; and if there are, we'll be sure they won't get in. But it wasn't exactly true... Now the Obama admin increases number admitted to U.S.

51% of U.S. Muslims Want Sharia;
60% of Young Muslims More Loyal to Islam Than to U.S.

Jihad Watch – Robert Spencer
A considerable portion of U.S. domestic and foreign policy is based on the assumption that Islam in the U.S. will be different: that Muslims here believe differently from those elsewhere, and do not accept the doctrines of violence against and subjugation of unbelievers that have characterized Islam throughout its history. But on what is that assumption based? Nothing but wishful thinking.

Ultimate Sleeper Cell:
U.S.-Born Kids of Immigrants are Fertile Jihadist Recruiting Grounds

Stephen Dinan
"Historically, the 'high stress' generation for American immigrants has been second generation," said former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden. "Mom and Pop can rely on the culture of where they came from. Their grandchildren will be (more or less) thoroughly American. The generation in between, though, is anchored neither in the old or in the new. They often are searching for self or identity beyond self."

Afghanistan Migration Surging into America; 99% Support Sharia Law
Julia Hahn
Between 2001 and 2013, the U.S. permanently resettled nearly 30,000 Afghan migrants on green cards. According to Pew, nearly all Muslims in Afghanistan (99%) support sharia law as official law. As legal immigrants, these migrants will be granted lifetime resettlement privileges will be given automatic work permits, welfare access, and the ability to become voting citizens.

Two Critical Conclusions from Orlando Terror Attack
Ambassador John Bolton
We simply must start acknowledging that terrorists – whether ISIS, Al Qaeda, or others – are not structured like governments or corporations. Nor do they function like spy networks and subversive political movements of days gone by. They do not carry party identification cards. They do not communicate through dead drops, brush passes, invisible ink and microdots.

Egyptian Mag.: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration
An Egyptian magazine claims that six American Islamist activists who work with the Obama administration are Muslim Brotherhood operatives who enjoy strong influence over U.S. policy... the story published in Egypt's Rose El-Youssef magazine suggests the six turned the White House "from a position hostile to Islamic groups and organizations in the world to the largest and most important supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood." The six named people include:
Obama can't say Islamic Terrorism
You’re On Your Own When it Comes to Islamic Terrorism
Thanks, in Part, to Obama’s ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ Task Force

Judi McLeod
Struck in response to the San Bernardino attack, the mission of the ‘Countering Violent Extremism’ task force is to root out not the terrorist cells preparing for attack on home turf or abroad, but to foil the presumed blowback from right-wing ‘bigots’ and ‘Islamophobes’ who the government accuses of discriminating against Islamic terrorists.

Law Enforcement ‘Never Guessed’
Gay Club Would Be Targeted by Jihad
Robert Spencer
Why would they never have guessed? Because the FBI and other law enforcement agencies don't study Islam, and this is a direct result of Muslim groups demanding the removal of such material. Those who are committed to protecting us are taught to downplay and deny the motivating ideology behind jihad terror attacks.

The Islamic Radicals Want to Kill All of Us –
Gay, Straight, Christian and Jew

Todd Starnes
Convert or die. That is the war cry of the modern-day jihadist. "They target each and every one of us," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wrote in a powerful call to action. "Their objective, which they broadcast worldwide, is to murder or forcibly convert every single American." And as we saw in Orlando, Florida – this enemy shows no mercy.

Islamic Speaker Admits: Killing Gays is a Belief Held by
‘Moderate Muslims’ Yet the Regressive Left Still Defends Islam

Paul Joseph Watson
In light of the massacre of dozens of people at a gay club in Orlando, it's worth re-visiting the comments of Islamic speaker Fahad Qureshi, who admitted that the desire to see homosexuals killed was a belief held by so-called "moderate" Muslims. "I always try to tell them [the media] that….these are general views that every Muslim actually has….every Muslim believes in these things," says Qureshi.
Lynch: "Partial Transcript" of Orlando 911 Calls
Will Have References to Islamic Terrorism Removed

In an interview with NBC´s Chuck Todd, Attorney General Loretta Lynch says that on Monday, the FBI will release edited transcripts of the 911 calls made by the Orlando nightclub shooter to the police during his rampage. "What we´re not going to do is further proclaim this man´s pledges of allegiance to terrorist groups, and further his propaganda," Lynch said.
Could Concealed Carry Have Saved Lives in Orlando?
Bob Owens
50 people were murdered in the most deadly terrorist attack in the United States since 9/11. Another 53 were injured. Predictably, the reliably anti-gun mainstream media was outraged at Trump's suggestion. But what do actual defensive firearms experts think?
Orlando Massacre Prompts Some in LGBT Community to Come Out –
for Trump and the 2nd Amendment

Some among the reliable Democratic constituency were not persuaded by President Obama's post-attack call for new gun control measures and renewed warning against painting Islam in a negative light. Trump's counter message that Americans – including those in the LGBT community – must protect themselves against the hatred of radical Muslims struck a chord with Stephen Zieman.
Gun stores have reported anecdotal evidence of a surge in gay people buying firearms.
Killing Homosexuals is Not ISIS Law, it is Muslim Law
Andrew C. McCarthy
There are various ways to interpret Islamic scripture in order to attempt to evolve it out of violence... Sharia, on the other hand, is basically set in stone. Even most Islamic reformers acknowledge that it badly needs reform – not that it can be reinterpreted, but that it needs to be changed. Its provisions and especially its draconian punishments were largely fixed a millennium ago. The mandate that homosexuals be killed is not from ISIS or al-Qaeda. It is from sharia – which draws on Muslim scripture.
Gun stores have reported anecdotal evidence of a surge in gay people buying firearms.
In Wake of Orlando, Gays Should Arm Themselves:
Otherwise, in Gun-Free Zones Like the Pulse Nightclub,
We're Sitting Ducks to Maniacs and Terrorists

Tom G. Palmer
There has been jubilation on the internet at the massacre of peaceful people who were killed because they were gay and they were Americans. That made them a "twofer" for the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS. It's time to fight back. No more gun-free designated massacre zones.
Gun stores have reported anecdotal evidence of a surge in gay people buying firearms.
Gay People Respond to Gun Controllers:
Stop Trying to Ban Us from Protecting Ourselves

Bre Payton
In the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack, the worst strike on U.S. soil since 9/11, gay activists are speaking out about why gun control prevents LGBTQ people from protecting themselves. The Pink Pistols, a gay-friendly shooting club with dozens of chapters nationwide, released a statement on Sunday condemning the knee-jerk gun control efforts many public figures pushed for in the aftermath of the attack at a gay nightclub.
Homeland Security Told Not to say
‘Jihad’ or ‘Sharia’ or Any Words ‘Disrespectful to Muslims’

Less than a week before Omar Mateen walked into an Orlando gay club and killed or wounded more than 100 people, the Homeland Security Advisory Council submitted its Countering Violent Extremism report to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson. The report instructs the DHS not to use any language that might be "disrespectful" to Muslims, including (but not limited to) the words "jihad," "sharia" and "takfir."
Despite – or Because of – Orlando,
Weapons Fly Off Shelves at Gun Show

[Gun owners] think their critics are ignorant about both guns and the people who own them. And they believe they are the victims of a double standard – that the same people who are always careful to distinguish between Muslims and radical Muslims in discussing terrorism don’t hesitate to lump all gun enthusiasts together as mentally unstable people with a potentially homicidal fascination for “weapons of war.”
The red herring of gun control has been left out in the sun too long.
More Job-Killing Rules from EPA
‘The Social Cost of Methane’

Paul Driessen
Having already done yeoman’s work stifling economic growth and job creation, President Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is doubling down again. In June 3 EPA issued more rules: methane emission standards for new and modified oil and natural gas drilling, fracking, pipeline and other operations.
University of Wisconsin Students to Undergo Mandatory
'Cultural Competency Training'

The university has announced that it will require about 1,000 incoming students to participate in "cultural competency training" this fall, at a cost ranging between $150,000 and $200,000, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The training will address "topics such as identity, culture and micro-aggressions," the newspaper reported. The State Journal defines the term "micro-aggressions" as "seemingly minor or unintentional slights that contribute to a hostile atmosphere for people of color."
Stunning Testimony: At Least 480,000 Overstayed Their Visas Last Year,
Adding to a Backlog That's Reached Some 5 Million Total

Immigration agents launched investigations into just 10,000 of them, or about 0.2 percent, and arrested fewer than 2,000, less than 0.04 percent, saying the others don't rise to the level of being priority targets. "We utilize our prioritization scheme along with the resources that we have," Craig Healy, assistant director for national security investigations at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said as he struggled to defend the Obama administration's meager efforts.
'We shall not take anyone in' Hungary Tells EU
It's Full and It Doesn't 'need' Immigration

Minister of the Prime Minister's Office Janos Lazar said: "We shall not take anyone in in Hungary, we do not need immigration in Hungary." Hungary passed a law on Monday that allows police to send illegal migrants detained within 8 km (5 miles) of its southern frontier back to Serbia, drawing criticism from the UN refugee agency.
Court Documents Show the IRS Focused Scrutiny on
Conservative Groups

Three-year-old allegations of political influence at the Internal Revenue Service are being revived as two House committees move toward punishing the IRS commissioner, John Koskinen. The House Oversight Committee this week voted on party lines to censure Koskinen. The House Judiciary Committee holds its second hearing next week on whether to impeach him.
California Election Corruption is Widespread
Katy Grimes
Thousands of voters in the June 7th California Primary election showed up at the polls across the state to discover their political party registrations had been changed. Hundreds of "dead voters" were recently uncovered in Southern California, the majority of them in Los Angeles County. Some of these deceased voters have even been voting for years, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Week ending 12 June 2016

What is Hillary Hiding?
Michael Ledeen
I think we've lost track of the central question: Why was she so eager to conceal her communications from Congress and the American public? Most of the commentary goes something like "because she wanted to evade discovery." She dreaded all the FOIAs. But that only leads to the question another time: What did she want to hide, and why?
America’s Second Chance to Prove Clintons Aren’t Above the Law
Michael Goodwin
As usual, Mark Twain had it right when he reputedly said, “History doesn’t repeat itself but it often rhymes.” He might have been envisioning the current Clinton drama and whether the nation learned anything from the last one. Seventeen years after the United States Senate rejected two articles of impeachment against President Bill Clinton, America is getting a mulligan.
"Allah Akbar" 50 Killed In Shooting at Florida Nightclub
 Shooter was Licensed Security Officer, Known to FBI

A gunman who may have pledged allegiance to ISIS opened fire early Sunday morning in a packed Orlando nightclub, killing 50 people and wounding at least 53 more in a bloody scene that ended hours later when police stormed the building and killed the shooter. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack Sunday afternoon via its Amaq news agency, Reuters reported.
Orlando Gunman Tied to Radical Imam
Released from Prison Last Year

Omar Mateen, whose bloody siege inside a packed Orlando gay nightclub ended when SWAT teams stormed the building and killed him, was a radical Muslim who followed Marcus Dwayne Robertson, a law enforcement source said. “It is no coincidence that this happened in Orlando,” said a law enforcement source familiar with Robertson’s history of recruiting terrorists and inciting violence. “Mateen was enrolled in [Robertson’s online] Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary.”
Coworker Complained to Company About Omar Mateen,
They Did Nothing Because He was Muslim

Gilroy, a former Fort Pierce police officer, said Mateen frequently made homophobic and racial comments. Gilroy said he complained to his employer several times but it did nothing because he was Muslim. Gilroy quit after he said Mateen began stalking him via multiple text messages – 20 or 30 a day. He also sent Gilroy 13 to 15 phone messages a day, he said.
Imam Speaking in Orlando Said
Gays Must Be Killed Out of 'Compassion'

Patrick Poole
This is not the first time that the gay community has been targeted by would-be jihadists. In fact, an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done "out of compassion". On Twitter I've noted two previous cases from 2014 in which Islamic terrorists, Musab Masmari and Ali Muhammad Brown, targeted the gay community.
Reuters: Migrants Linked to 69,000 Would-Be or
Actual Crimes in Germany in First Three Months of 2016

Migrants in Germany committed or tried to commit some 69,000 crimes in the first quarter of 2016, according to a police report that could raise unease, especially among anti-immigrant groups, about Chancellor Angela Merkel's liberal migrant policy... The report from the BKA federal police showed that migrants from northern Africa, Georgia and Serbia were disproportionately represented among the suspects.
Germany: Peaceful Muslims Burn Down 'Refugee' Center
After Not Receiving Ramadan Wake Up Call

According to the testimony of "several burly Moroccan refugees" which the paper had spoken to even as the hall burnt down, the Iranians employed by the German state to look after other migrants from around the world had "deliberately" not woken the Arabs up in time for their Ramadan breakfast following a long run dispute.
Obama Administration Surge Agenda Threatening U.S. with
100 Syrian Refugees per Day

The Obama administration has created a “resettlement surge center” which has produced a pouring of 100 Syrian refugees in the U.S. per day. The very real risk to Americans – the lack of proper vetting of these individuals by the quick processing that is being done, almost all of them reported to be Muslims.
DOJ Wants to Hide the Names of Illegal Aliens Granted Amnesty
Hans von Spakovsky
The Justice Department is resisting a judge's order to provide ethics training for its lawyers and is objecting to turning over to the court the names of illegal aliens who were granted what amounts to administrative amnesty ("deferrals") in stark violation of an injunction issued by the court.
Democrats Introduce Bill to Reinstate Votes of Convicted Felons;
Measure Would Nullify Constitution's 14th Amendment

A bill has been introduced in the U.S. House that would restore the voting rights of convicted felons. The No One Can Take Away Your Right to Vote Act of 2016 was introduced by Rep. Alan Grayson (D., Fla.) and would amend the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 to prohibit states from "disqualifying individuals convicted of criminal offenses, other than individuals convicted of murder, manslaughter, or sex crimes, from registering to vote or voting in elections for Federal office."
England Giving Up On Wind Power
John Hinderaker
Breaking Wind Hugh McNeal, chief executive of the British wind industry’s trade body, has acknowledged that with subsidies at an end, there won’t be any more wind turbine projects in England. Why? The wind doesn’t blow hard enough:“We are almost certainly not talking about the possibility of new plants in England. The project economics wouldn’t work; the wind speeds don’t allow for it.”
Breaking Wind
Denmark & Germany Join the UK in Breaking Wind
Steven Hayward
John reported here a few days ago that Britain was scaling back wind power, and it looks like much of the rest of Europe is following. The Global Warming Policy Foundation gives a nice roundup today, starting with Denmark, which is postponing additional offshore wind for almost ten years: “Denmark Scares Off Investors After Energy Agenda Is Jettisoned”
No matter how many turbines you build, you still have to have enough coal, gas or nuclear plants to meet peak demand.

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Senators Seek to Stop $2.5 Billion Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare Bailout
A delegation of leading senators are seeking to stop the Obama administration from providing some health insurers with a $2.5 billion taxpayer-funded bailout under a provision in the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, according to congressional communication exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The senators are petitioning their colleagues on key committees to ensure that U.S. taxpayers will not have to foot the bill for excess costs incurred by insurance companies selling low-cost coverage under the Obamacare program...
Scrubbing Words is Nothing New for Team Obama
Paul Mirengoff
The Algemeiner [website] reminds of two past instances of record scrubbing – the kind of dishonesty evinced in what Tapper calls "lie number two" – by the Obama administration (it also cites a couple of examples from previous Democratic administrations). In both prior cases, as with the Psaki deletion, the Obama administration tampered with words in order to promote a false narrative on important matters of foreign policy and national security.
Despite Clinton Claims, 2012 Email Had Classified Marking
Hillary Clinton, from the moment her exclusive use of personal email for government business was exposed, has claimed nothing she sent or received was marked classified at the time. But a 2012 email released by the State Department appears to challenge that claim because it carries a classified code known as a "portion marking" – and that marking was on the email when it was sent directly to Clinton's account.
'I know what really happened', wrote Dolly Kyle.
‘People Really Go To Jail for Breaking This Law’:
Clinton Email Scandal May Have Finally Crossed the Line

Emails stored on Hillary Clinton's unsecured personal server may have put Central Intelligence Agency personnel at risk, according to security experts. At least 47 of the 55,000 emails Clinton turned over to the State Department contained the words “B3 CIA PERS/ORG”, the AP reported Wednesday, indicating that the email contained information on CIA personnel or the agency itself.
'I know what really happened', wrote Dolly Kyle.
DOJ Wants to Keep Secret Clinton Aide's Immunity Deal
Lawyers for the Justice Department are fighting the disclosure of an immunity deal the government reached with Bryan Pagliano, a former technology adviser to Hillary Clinton. The DOJ lawyers submitted a motion to U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan on Friday, arguing that such a disclosure could hurt the FBI probe into Clinton's private email server.
The Other Woman, Clinton Tell-all, Exposes Bill's Sexploits and
Hillary's Temperament and Manipulating Schemes

Dolly Kyle met Bill Clinton on a golf course in Hot Springs, Arkansas in the summer of 1959 when she was 11 years old and he was 12. A thunderbolt struck, so powerful and intense, it was love at first sight that lasted 32 years – through all his Arkansas gubernatorial years and right up until 'Billy' – as she calls him – was on the threshold of the White House.
Ex-Secret Service Officer Writes Bill, White House Staff
Lived In Fear of Hillary

Gary Byrne, who was posted outside the Oval Office when Bill Clinton was president, portrays Hillary as too "erratic, uncontrollable and occasionally violent" to become leader of the free world, according to advance promotional materials exclusively obtained by Page Six... Secret Service agents had discussions about the possibility that they would have to protect Bill from his wife's physical attacks, Byrne writes in Crisis of Character.
Yo, Michelle Obama, the House You Wake Up in
Was Rebuilt Under Harry Truman.

Cultural Limits
Okay, America, it's time for a history lesson. When the First "Lady," Michelle Obama, claimed recently that the house she wakes up in every day was "built by slaves" the poor woman didn't realize just how badly she stepped in the historical quicksand. See, those who are enthusiasts of White House lore (this writer is one such person) know a few things about the Executive Mansion.
Don't Know Much About History
Ralph Nader Goes Off On 'absurd' Trigger Warnings, 'sensitive' Campus Men, Black Lives Matter and 'privileged little snots in the ivory tower'
Ralph Nader has a bone to pick with coddled college students. In a wide-ranging interview with Pacific Standard, the veteran third-party presidential candidate and consumer crusader connects the rise of Donald Trump with the increased sensitivity of the modern American campus.
Hillary Clinton Imitates Joe Stalin and Sterilizes
Her Official Trans-Pacific Partnership Record

For any number of reasons, the Trans Pacific Partnership has become a political football across the spectrum. Conservatives have become more leery of free trade deals, liberals look askance at the labor and environmental clauses. As it is a legacy accomplishment for Barack Obama, it has posed an unusual set of problems for Hillary Clinton. Clinton gave at least 45 speeches pimping the TPP:
Pro-lifers Call for Journal of the American Medical Assoc. to
Retract 2005 Paper About Fetal Pain

Pro-life activists have asked JAMA to retract a 2005 paper that suggested fetuses can’t feel pain before the third trimester. Critics are arguing that newer findings have shown pain sensation appears earlier in gestation, yet the 2005 data continue to be cited in the discussion around abortion. What’s more, they note, some of the authors failed to mention their ties to the abortion industry.
Words Matter: House Orders Library of Congress to
Keep 'Illegal Alien' Designation

In a victory against political correctness, the House voted to order the Library of Congress to continue referring to "illegal aliens" rather than change the designation to "noncitizen." The party line vote had Democrats fuming, claiming the term was "pejorative" and that liberal doublespeak can never be repealed once it's in use.
9th Circuit:
Americans Have No Right to Concealed Carry a Gun Outside Home

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is ruling in favor of California's "good cause" requirement, saying the Second Amendment does not protect a right to carry a concealed gun in public. Writing in the majority opinion, Judge Williams Fletcher said, "We hold that the Second Amendment does not preserve or protect a right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public."

DNC Platform Committee Member Doesn't Think
'Anyone Should Have a Gun'

"I really don't personally think anyone should have a gun," Bonnie Schaefer, former Claire's Stores CEO and North Carolina resort and spa owner, said. Schaefer's comments came during a discussion about gun violence in relation to the Democratic Party's 2016 platform at the Mid-Atlantic Democratic Platform Forum in Washington, D.C.

UCLA Proves Once Again:
Gun-Free Zones are Magnets for Murderers

Doug Ross
You say someone violated a newly defined "gun-free zone" to shoot innocents at UCLA? Impossible! Preposterous! Outrageous! Economist / statisticians Tim Groseclose and John Lott, Jr. explain (more patiently than I could) for the mentally defective and the Left, but I repeat myself.
Pressure Continues for ATF to Investigate Possible
Firearms Felonies Committed by Couric Crew in Anti-Gun Documentary

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is asking the ATF to investigate what appears to be at least four felonies committed in order for Couric to provide the viewing public with a "teachable moment."
U.S. House Investigation:
Baby Body Parts Being Sold Illegally for 400-600% Profit

Republicans on a special House panel investigating the market for fetal tissue released new documents that they said show the procurement company StemExpress marked up the price for body parts, organs, and other tissue from aborted babies 400 to 600 percent when selling the samples to researchers. And, the documents suggest, the clinics used invalid patient consent forms to obtain permission to harvest body parts from aborted babies.
Obama's Newest Communist Friend
Tortured Doctor For Opposing Abortions

The Castro regime threw Cuban Doctor Oscar Biscet in jail in the late 1990's for speaking out against the Cuban practice of aborting late-term fetuses and in some cases murdering babies moments after their birth. Biscet told a large audience at the Annual Commemoration Of Communism's 100 Million Victims June 10 the Castro regime used "state terror" against him for "raising my voice for unborn children and the freedom of the Cuban people."
I Wish I Had Been Told About These Risks
Before I Had Gender Surgery

Walt Heyer
The experience of many gender-confused individuals is that medical professionals are quick to reach a diagnosis of gender dysphoria and recommend immediate cross-gender hormone therapy and irreversible reassignment surgery without investigating and treating the coexisting issues. Research has found that powerful psychological issues, such as anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or alcohol or drug dependence often accompany gender dysphoria.

Week ending 5 June 2016

The Danger of the “Black Lives Matter” Movement
Heather Mac Donald
Even though the U.S. Justice Department has resoundingly disproven the lie that a pacific Michael Brown was shot in cold blood while trying to surrender, Brown is still venerated as a martyr. And now police officers are backing off of proactive policing in the face of the relentless venom directed at them on the street and in the media. 
Terry McAuliffe’s Latest Scandal Just the Tip of the Iceberg
Dr. Steven J. Allen
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe... is under investigation yet again. This time, it involves $120,000 given to McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign by a billionaire who served in China's communist legislature... Money and political power, coming together in business deals involving some of the world's most corrupt people. The latest investigation into Terry McAuliffe proves the Clinton '90s never really ended.
Click image - the Allies embark on freeing Europe D-Day
Former Marine Fired for Lowering Flag on Memorial Day
Charlotte Marine veteran Allen Thornwell, who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan, was fired by Time Warner Cable for lowering the company’s flag to half-staff on Memorial Day. Thornwell was employed in technical support after serving as a radio operator in the Marine Corps from 2005-2014.
IRS Finally Reveals List of Tea Party Groups – Over 450 –
Targeted for Extra Scrutiny

The tax agency filed the list last month as part of a court case after a series of federal judges, fed up with what they said was the agency’s stonewalling, ordered it to get a move on. The case is a class-action lawsuit, so the list of names is critical to knowing the scope of those who would have a claim against the IRS.
Only lawsuits are able to force IRS compliance
White House Secretly Squashed
IRS Resistance to ObamaCare's Illegal Subsidies

The New York Times reports on a secret meeting from 2014, exposed thanks to sworn testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee, at which a vanload of IRS officials were told to stifle their complaints about billions of dollars in flagrantly illegal ObamaCare funding.
Senators' Letter Demands DOJ Cease Investigation
Into Opponents of President Obama's Energy Policies

"These actions provide disturbing confirmation that government officials at all levels are threatening to wield the sword of law enforcement to silence debate on climate change," the letter reads. "As you well know, initiating criminal prosecution for a private entity's opinions on climate change is a blatant violation of the First Amendment and an abuse of power that rises to the level of prosecutorial misconduct."
Shock Report on Jobs Signals Obama Economy is on Brink of Recession
Lawrence Kudlow
The May jobs report is a shocker, with nonfarm payrolls up only 38,000 and private jobs up a mere 25,000. Investors and economists are making the case that this was a weird, one-off, statistical glitch and that stronger employment is on the way. They might well be wrong. If you smooth out the numbers with a three-month moving average, job increases have been slowing for five months.
Obama Taps Yet Another
Muslim Brotherhood-Linked Official to Prominent WH Role

For nearly eight years, President Obama has appointed a range of Muslim officials with terror-links to influential positions within the administration. The latest in a long line is Zaki Barzinji, whom Obama just tapped as the new associate director of public engagement for the WH. The Clarion Project notes that Barzinji worked for the Islamic Society of North American (ISNA), an organization targeted by the U.S. Justice Department as a Muslim Brotherhood affiliate and was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a major Hamas-funding trial.
Katie Couric’s Anti-Gun Producers
Repeatedly Violated Federal Gun Laws

Sean Davis
It turns out that Couric’s production team deliberately conspired to violate federal gun laws. According to video obtained by Ammoland, a shooting sports news website, one of Couric’s producers deliberately committed at least four separate felonies by purchasing four separate firearms across state lines without a background check.
Will the Feds look the other way or press charges?
State Dept. Admits Intentionally Altering Video of Iran Press Conference
The State Department admitted Wednesday that a 2013 press briefing video was purposefully altered to remove a portion of a discussion about the Iran nuclear talks, after an unknown State Department official asked that it be edited out. Spokesman John Kirby's announcement contradicted the position held by the department for the last three weeks, during which officials said the video was missing because of a "glitch."
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Clinton Posted Names of Hidden Intelligence
Officials On Her Email

These new revelations – reminiscent of the Valerie Plame scandal during George W. Bush’s tenure – could give FBI investigators the evidence they need to make a case that Clinton violated the Espionage Act by mishandling national defense information through “gross negligence.”

Judge Demands Clinton Aide Reveal Details of
Immunity Agreement with Feds

Federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan postponed the deposition of Clinton IT specialist Bryan Pagliano and ordered that he reveal details of his immunity agreement with the federal government. Pagliano is widely believed to be the one who set up and maintained former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s private email server.

Hillary’s Long Record of Lying to Keep the Public in the Dark;
US Judge Lamberth: “outrageous” and “reprehensible” Deception

Jacob Sullum
The last time she lived in the White House, Hillary Clinton was in charge of a health care task force that met in secret under a veil of lies. That episode highlighted the haughtiness, deceit and disdain for transparency that continue to cause trouble for the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, as illustrated by the recent inspector general's report on her email practices as secretary of state.
Benghazi Survivor: Hillary Clinton Has ‘No Soul’
Neil Vigdor
A survivor of the 2012 Benghazi siege that claimed the lives of four Americans and subject of the movie 13 Hours repudiated Hillary Clinton Thursday night in Connecticut’s largest Democratic stronghold... Kris “Tanto” Paronto stopped short of endorsing the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump, but said he will work with Republicans to shine a light on what happened in the confusion of the attack that killed U.S. ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens on Sept. 11, 2012.
State Leader Quits ACLU After Daughters
Were 'visibly frightened' by Men Using Women's Restroom

The African-American woman who leads a state chapter of the ACLU has resigned, citing her own daughters' "frightened" reaction to biological males using the women's restroom. The organization's increasing focus on legislating the transgender lobby's concerns pushed Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, to tender her resignation. [Progressives are always shocked when they come face to face with reality.]

Washington State to Teach Transgenderism to Kindergartners
By fall 2017 Washington state public schools will begin teaching gender expression to kindergarteners under newly-approved health education learning standards that designate sexual health a "core idea" of public K-12 education.

I used to be transgender.
Here's my take on kids who think they are transgender.

Walt Heyer
Life in society is not some fantasy world where a boy should pretend he has magically transformed himself into a girl simply by uttering the words "I am a girl" and changing how he presents himself... The people who encourage very young kids to act out, switch genders, and live a life of pretend need to understand that Stormi [a boy] could be suffering from a dissociative disorder, just as happened with me.
President Obama's Wealth Destroying Goal:
Taking the 'Curley Effect' Nationwide

Mark Hendrickson
As defined by Harvard scholars Edward L. Glaeser and Andrei Shleifer in a famous 2002 article, the Curley effect (named after its prototype, James Michael Curley, a four-time mayor of Boston in the first half of the 20th century) is a political strategy of “increasing the relative size of one’s political base through distortionary, wealth-reducing policies.”
How the West Got Healthy and Prosperous
Paul Driessen
How can it be that – after countless millennia of malnutrition, disease,  wretched poverty and early death – so many mostly western nations became healthy and prosperous in just 200 years? ...a number of essential factors played key roles: foremost among them the scientific method and abundant, reliable, affordable energy, primarily from fossil fuels. The results were astounding – so much so that today the big question is, How have so many governments succeeded in preventing prosperity from happening?
A 'must read' article
Screw Free Speech: Dems on FEC Vote to Regulate Political Jokes;
Though Mocked Now, What Will the Future Bring?

Over mocking objections from their own staff, two top Democrats on the politically divided Federal Election Commission voted to investigate one-time Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee for joking that he hoped supporters would shower him with million dollar contributions.
The joke is that Dems would love to control speech!
More Than 1/3 of Refugees Resettled in Vermont
Test Positive for Tuberculosis

Since 2013, about 900 refugees admitted to the Green Mountain State have been tested for tuberculosis, a potentially fatal infectious disease affecting the lungs. Of that number, 318 refugees, or 35.4 percent, tested positive. Watchdog.org obtained the health data on Wednesday following reporting by Stateline that the disease may be making a comeback in the United States.
DHS Quietly Moving, Releasing Vanloads of Illegal Aliens Away from Border – None Were Issued Official Court Appearance Documents
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is quietly transporting illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Phoenix and releasing them without proper processing or issuing court appearance documents, Border Patrol sources tell Judicial Watch. The government classifies them as Other Than Mexican (OTM) and this week around 35 were transferred 116 miles north from Tucson to a Phoenix bus station where they went their separate way.
Immigration is the only law enforcement system in the U.S.
that keeps records secret.

Feds Secretly Releasing Violent Criminal Aliens En Masse
Exposed by Boston Globe Lawsuit

They were among the nation’s top priorities for deportation, criminals who were supposed to be sent back to their home countries. But instead they were released, one by one, in secret across the United States. Federal officials said that many of the criminals posed little threat to the public, but did little to verify whether that was true. It wasn’t.
Smuggling Network Guided Illegals from
Middle East Terror Hotbeds to U.S. Border

Immigration officials have identified at least a dozen Middle Eastern men smuggled into the Western Hemisphere by a Brazilian-based network that connected them with Mexicans who guided them to the U.S. border, according to internal government documents reviewed by The Washington Times. Some of the men handled by the smuggling network were nabbed before they reached the U.S., but others made it into the country.
Docs confirm fears of a pipeline for terrorists
Calif. Advances Bill to Let Illegal Immigrants Buy Obamacare
While President Obama's healthcare law bans illegal immigrants from purchasing Obamacare plans, California is trying to partially change that through what's known as a 1332 waiver. If Brown signs the new measure into law, it would allow the state to petition the federal government to let it allow illegal immigrants to buy plans through Covered California, although they couldn't get federal subsidies.
Your Money is Going to Planned Parenthood
Whether You Like it or Not

Casey Mattox
Whether you're a painter, pastor, lawyer, or laborer (pro-life or pro-abortion), you work for Planned Parenthood. A portion of every paycheck goes to the world's leading abortion business through the federal and state taxes allocated by your elected representatives and the unelected bureaucrats they empower. For the fiscal year ending in June 2015... over $550 million of your hard-earned tax dollars went to Planned Parenthood.
School Sends Sheriff to Order Child to Stop Sharing Bible Verses
A public school in California ordered a 7-year-old boy to stop handing out Bible verses during lunch – and they dispatched a deputy sheriff to the child’s home to enforce the directive. “This is a clear, gross violation of the rights of a child,” said Horatio Mihet, a Liberty Counsel attorney representing the first-grader who attends Desert Rose Elementary School in Palmdale.
Unanimous Supreme Court Rule Against White House in
Water Pollution Case

The nation's highest court ruled unanimously that a landowner can appeal through the federal court system a determination from the Army Corps of Engineers that a water body is subject to federal jurisdiction and permit requirements under the Clean Water Act... The case is likely to have consequences for the federal government's entire enforcement of the Clean Water Act, the main law regarding pollution control.
Trump Adviser:
‘You couldn't get the truth out of Hillary if you waterboarded her’

“She stonewalled the [inspector general] and now everybody’s taking the fifth,” said Barry Bennett during an interview with CNN. “You couldn’t get the truth out of Hillary if you waterboarded her.” Bennett, who previously worked for Ben Carson's presidential campaign, was apparently referring to the State Department’s inspector general’s report on Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State.

Week ending 29 May 2016

Clinton's Style of Deception More Insidious Than Trump's
Jonah Goldberg
The State Department's inspector general released a report this week concluding that Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar. No, that's not a direct quote. Bureaucrats don't talk that way under the best of circumstances – and this IG, Steve Linick, is an Obama appointee whose report is about the apparent Democratic nominee for president. So it's all the more shocking, then, that the report confirms nearly everything Clinton's critics have been saying.
Hillary Has Been Burying Emails Since She was First Lady
Paul Sperry
In 1999, as investigators looked into Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate and other scandals involving the then-first lady, it was discovered that more than 1 million subpoenaed e-mails were mysteriously “lost” due to a “glitch” in a West Wing computer server. The massive hole in White House archives covered a critical two-year period – 1996 to 1998 – when Republicans and special prosecutor Ken Starr were subpoenaing White House e-mails.
Extreme Respect – Utmost Honor
The Tomb of The Unknowns

Facts about the Tomb of the Unknowns
Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America in 1938;
Replayed in the 1943 Movie This is the Army

Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, but decided that it did not fit in a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank, so he set it aside. In 1938, with the rise of Hitler, Berlin, who was Jewish and a first-generation European immigrant, felt it was time to revive it as a "peace song", and it was introduced on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938 sung by Kate Smith, on her radio show.
A Surreal Day In America's War Against ISIS
Richard Whittle
One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1866, the town of Waterloo, NY, celebrated the first Memorial Day, remembering the fallen of the Civil War. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson honored Waterloo and reaffirmed the Memorial Day celebration, then centered around the heroes of World War II. This Memorial Day, we're fighting a different kind of war – one that would be unrecognizable to our forefathers.
A NY Post mosaic that portrays a typical 24 hours in the war against ISIS
White House Launches Muslim Outreach Office
President Obama is establishing a new position to coordinate outreach to the Muslim-American community, picking a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America to run it. "This appointment is a further extension of this Administration's commitment to America's tradition of religious pluralism," Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the WH office of public engagement, told the Huffington Post.
Captured by Iraqi Forces – the Laughing ISIS Rapist
Who Bragged About Buying Blue-Eyed Yazidi Girls for $500

The militant was caught on video 18 months ago bidding for captured Yazidi girls on what was sickeningly billed as 'slave market day'. During negotiations, he says he will pay more for girls with blue eyes and offers to pay the seller $500 for a 15-year-old.
Obama’s Shameful Apology Tour Lands in Hiroshima
John Bolton
Obama's penchant for apologizing is central to his legacy
An American president’s highest moral, constitutional and political duty is protecting his fellow citizens from foreign threats. Presidents should adhere to our values and the Constitution, and not treat America’s enemies as morally equivalent to us. If they do, they need not apologize to anyone.
Obama Regrets These 36 (x 100,000) Americans Are Alive
DaTechGuy
This week Barack Obama talked of the dead of Hiroshima with words of regret over the Atomic Bombs that killed them. However without those bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki it’s very likely those 33 Americans Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Agnostics and atheists would not exist.
Avoiding the invasion of mainland Japan
1945 – The Final Year of the War with Japan
Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945 – the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". The Japanese response to this ultimatum was to ignore it.
Why the Second, Nagasaki, Bomb was Necessary
On August 7, a day after Hiroshima was destroyed, Dr. Yoshio Nishina and other atomic physicists arrived at the city, and carefully examined the damage. They then went back to Tokyo and told the cabinet that Hiroshima was indeed destroyed by an atomic bomb. Admiral Soemu Toyoda, the Chief of the Naval General Staff, estimated that no more than one or two additional bombs could be readied, so they decided to endure the remaining attacks, acknowledging "there would be more destruction but the war would go on". American Magic codebreakers intercepted the cabinet's messages.
Unconditional Surrender
Obama Admin Deletes Conflict of Interest Disclosures for
Top Bureaucrats; Liberal Groups Upset

Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback... "This is a problem," Daniel Schuman, a policy analyst at the liberal group Demand Progress, told TheDCNF. "They should put it back. It's very odd there's no explanation."
Inspector General Report: Clinton Email Use Broke Federal Rules
The 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, says Clinton ignored clear directives. She never sought approval to conduct government business over private email, and never demonstrated the server or the Blackberry she used while in office "met minimum information security requirements." Twice in 2010, information management staff at the State Department raised concerns that Clinton's email practices failed to meet federal records-keeping requirements.
Crooked Hillary
State Dept IG Finds Hillary Clinton Violated
Government Records Act and Refused to Speak to Investigators

The finding is contained in a much anticipated report provided to Congress today. Significantly, the report also reveals that Clinton and her top aides at State – Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, and possibly others – refused to cooperate with the IG's investigation despite the IG's requests that they submit to interviews.
Crooked Hillary
Damning Report on E-mailgate Shows Hillary Can't Be Trusted –
and Loyal Supporters Can't Laugh Off This Scandal Anymore

NY Post Editorial
A devastating report by the State Department's inspector general Wednesday shows just why Americans are right to distrust Hillary Clinton. The 78-page document (by an Obama appointee, no less) concludes that Clinton's server and e-mail practices as secretary of state violated department policy – and she and her team lied about it repeatedly.
‘We have to destroy her story’:
How Hillary Enabled Bill

Rich Lowry
Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill’s “enabler” and daring to invoke the allegation of rape against Clinton, Trump is again demonstrating his unsurpassed ability to needle his opponents and expose their vulnerabilities.
Senators Slam Loretta Lynch:
End the Climate Change Witch Hunt

Exxon Mobile filed court papers in Texas last month seeking to block a subpoena issued in March by the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands which alleges that Exxon is deceiving the public and shareholders about the effects of climate change. Exxon has said that the subpoena is an unwarranted fishing expedition into Exxon's internal records and violates its constitutional rights...
Electric Car Maker Tesla Compared to Enron,
Ponzi Scheme in Scathing New Research Report

Today, an independent third-party research boutique, Devonshire Research has issued a scathing report in which it compares Tesla's financing model to a "common Ponzi, Pyramid and Matrix scheme", and even goes as far as hinting Tesla could be the next Enron due to its opaque financial reporting… Devonshire [also] points out something well known: without generous subsidies, Tesla would not exist, as a result a question is just how reliant is the company on ongoing state and Federal generosity.
Major Setback for the Climatistas
John Hayward
I've lost count of the number of recent papers in peer-reviewed science journals that conclude that climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas emissions is overstated. There are three new studies bearing on the issue that even Science magazine, which reported them this week, can't help but note cast doubt on the high-end alarmist predictions.
Obama Threatens Hospitals:
Perform 'Sex Changes' or Lose Federal Funding

President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services implemented a rule change to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) last week mandating that all health providers receiving taxpayer dollars must perform sex-change operations or lose their federal funding. The final rule states that, under Title IX, any hospital receiving funding from HHS must "treat individuals consistent with their gender identity." The rule provides no religious exemption.
Tom Cotton Tells the Truth About Harry Reid
C-SPAN – posted by Steven Hayward
In the last hour Sen. Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor to denounce the "bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader," the "cancerous" Harry Reid. And it gets better from there. Has there ever been a more squalid senator than Reid?
Guess Who? – The Albuquerque Trump Protests Were
100% Organized Political Astroturf

A Reuters article describes the rioting mob from New Mexico last night: '
Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.' However, what the article doesn't mention is that the protesting groups were 100% organized political astroturf.
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast from Grave Year After Year
A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. John Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he's not the only one.
New Label Alerts Consumers to Beef That's Been
Mechanically Tenderized

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing. This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.
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Week ending 22 May 2016

It May Be Transgenders Who Kick Obama Out of the School Bathroom
Judi McLeod
Not all transgenders want to hang out in the kids’ bathroom and the politics of Obama should not be allowed to make it seem that they do. It was not the transgenders who went rushing into public school washrooms, it was the politics of the far left that lured them in. In fact, it is not transgenders who should be banned first from public school washrooms but meddling, genitalia-obsessed politicians, determined to create public disorder and chaos where ever they can.
Islam is Not a Religion, It is Foreign Law
J.R. Dieckmann
The time has come to question if Islam is protected under our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. Yes, everyone in America has the right to freedom of religion, but Islam is not a religion. Religious faith is only a part of Islam. The rest is a socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law.
AP: Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal
Directly Funded Journalists and Media Outlets

Pamela Geller
“A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.” [Note: 11 cross-references listed.]
Ploughshares Fund at the center of the echo chamber
Judge Overseeing Obama Amnesty Case Orders
Justice Dept Lawyers To Take Ethics Course For Lying

In a stunning ruling, the judge overseeing the challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action in immigration has ordered all lawyers "employed at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. who appears, or seeks to appear, in a court (state or federal) in any of the 26 Plaintiff States annually attend a legal ethics course."
Europe’s Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe:
‘The Mouth Belongs to Clinton, the Voice Belongs to George Soros’

Top European leaders have blasted Bill and Hillary Clinton following a war of words about the commitment to democracy of both the Polish and Hungarian governments. One leading figure insisted Mr. Clinton “needs a medical test” following his remarks. Bill Clinton upset NATO allies in a broadly unreported gaffe accusing Poland and Hungary of thinking “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting to have an “authoritarian dictatorship.”
Hillary Does Want to Ban Guns No Matter What “Politifact” Says
Michael Hammond
In response to presidential candidate Donald Trump's NRA speech on Friday, the too-clever-by-half Clinton campaign produced an admittedly confused "Venn diagram" suggesting that Americans hate guns, now comes "Politifact" to "inform" us that, in the opinion of the leftist media, Hillary Clinton would not "abolish" the Second Amendment. Don't believe that.
Sen. Sessions Warns of Historic Clinton Attack on Gun Rights
Sessions told "Fox News Sunday" that "Hillary Clinton is the most anti-Second Amendment president perhaps we've ever had" and cautioned voters to consider the damage to gun rights her presidency would cause. The senator said Clinton would pick a liberal Supreme Court Justice to fill the court's vacancy, with potentially disastrous ramifications.
Judicial Watch President: State Dept. Official’s Deposition was ‘Embarrassing’ for Hillary
Tom Fitton, whose group is suing the State Department, says he is restricted in what he can legally say about an interview conducted with Lewis Lukens, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state and the executive directory of the secretariat during Clinton’s tenure. But the Judicial Watch president did tell The Daily Caller that Clinton will not be pleased with the information he provided.
Document Theft and Destruction Nothing New for Hillary Clinton
Paul Mirengoff
Those who say that Hillary Clinton's email scandal is the 1990s all over again may not know how right they are. We're not just witnessing a replay of Hillary's "rules don't apply to me," hunker down mentality. We're witnessing a replay of document expropriation and destruction by Ms. Clinton.
Deceit is in her DNA
Clinton Campaign Has Committed the Stupidest Blunder of the Presidential Race Yet – Bill Insults Poland and Hungary
Thomas Lifson
The media are protecting the Clinton campaign, as usual. According to the mainstream narrative, voters are supposed to believe that Donald Trump presents a mortal danger to American foreign policy because of a penchant to say stupid and reckless things. Yet it is the Clinton campaign that has said something so outrageous that the prime minister of a faithful ally is demanding an apology...
Surge of Immigrants Seeking Citizenship,
Voting Rights Before Elections

The number of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship, key to voting in the fall elections, is at its highest in four years as Democratic Latino groups step up campaigns to expand the Hispanic vote to help Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Pew Research Center's latest survey showed that applications are up five percent over the same period in 2012, when President Obama won reelection.
Obama Doesn't Think Rapists, Armed Robbers,
Drug Dealers are Criminals

Kyle Smith
It's only May, but I think I've found the euphemism of the year: According to Team Obama, criminals should now be declared "justice-involved individuals." The neo-Orwellianism comes to us from the bizarre flurry of last-minute diktats, regulations and bone-chilling threats collectively known to fanboys as Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye.
Highmark Sues Feds Over ObamaCare Losses
Highmark Inc. is suing the federal government over about $220 million it claims it is owed under ObamaCare... Highmark is the second high-profile insurer to fight back in court against the administration's risk-corridor program, a pool of money intended to help cushion insurers against the volatility of the new healthcare marketplace.
Does Obama's Troubled Childhood Explain His Bathroom Weirdness?
James Lewis
It is not considered polite to mention it, but Obama observers have ignored a great deal of evidence that the president of the United States was abused at approximately age ten and afterwards, in a way that would be criminal under American and European law... It is Obama himself who has now pushed what Freud called psychosexual development onto the political stage, where it does not belong.
Woman Says she Heard Man’s Voice in Dressing Room,
Manager Says ‘He’s Identifying as a Woman Today’

Michael Cantrell
The whole debate over transgender individuals being allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify as continues to rage on with no end in sight. The latest incident over this issue involves a Ross department store in Texas, where a woman was outraged after discovering a man was using the ladies fitting room.
Just what everyone said would happen.
A Former Transgender’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive
The N. Carolina Bill and Others Like it are Not Anti-LGBT

Walt Heyer
What has arisen is a new breed emerging among young people that falls outside the purview of the LGBT: the gender nonconformists. Gender nonconformists, who constitute a miniscule fraction of society, want to be allowed to designate gender on a fluid basis, based on their feelings at the moment.
I Fought for Civil Rights. It is Offensive to
Compare it with the Transgender Fight

Clarence Henderson
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared HB2 to Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws were put into place to keep an entire race positioned as second-class citizens. HB2 simply says that men and women should use the restroom of their biological sex in government buildings and schools.
Muslim States Block Gay Groups from U.N. AIDS Meeting
A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups.
Louisiana Close to 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill
Blue Lives Matter
With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana is set to approve a bill that would expand the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Louisiana would become the first state to have such as law on its books.
Target Stores Suing Man that saved Stabbing Victim's Life
In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly.
Mexico Approves Extradition of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S.
Mexico’s decision Friday to approve the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán helps clear the way for the infamous drug lord to face what has long been his worst nightmare: living behind bars in a U.S. prison. The extradition of Guzmán, who has publicly claimed responsibility for delivering much of America’s cocaine and heroin and has fought bloody battles with rival traffickers, could still be months or even years away.
New Jersey Flouts the Second Amendment –
Congress Should Intervene

Charles C. W. Cooke
Leaving aside the thoroughly risible idea that one should be able to exercise one's right to self-defense only if one has already survived an attack – and ignoring for a moment how unacceptable it is to require free men and women to give a "good reason" before they may enjoy their constitutional rights – one is left wondering here who exactly would qualify under these [New Jersey] conditions?
Four Refugees with Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015;
Demonstrates Failure of Admin and CDC to Protect the Public

Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB.
The FBI's Latest Mission: Combating Female Genital Mutilation
More than 500,000 women and girls across the country – most of them living in metropolitan areas – are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation, a procedure that has long been practiced in many African and Middle Eastern countries as a cultural custom but has been illegal in the U.S. since 1996. A report showing the number of women at risk was published in January by the [CDC], and the figure was much higher than previously estimated.
Academic Mob Chases 'Climate Change Contrarian' Bjorn Lomborg
Off Campus

Brendan O'Neill
"Are you now or have you ever been a climate contrarian?" How long before this McCarthyite question is asked of everyone who enters into academia, in order to weed out those who refuse to bow and scrape before green orthodoxy? If you think this sounds like a far-fetched proposition, consider a recent scandalous act of academic censorship at the University of Western Australia.
Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?
Jonah Goldberg
As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Science is the language of facts, and when people pretend to be speaking it, they're not only claiming that their preferences are more than mere opinions, they're also insinuating that anyone who disagrees is a fool or a zealot for objecting to "settled science."
Modern-day Book Burners: Portland School Board Bans
Climate Change-Denying Materials

"It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis," said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. "Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world."
So... no point in reading dissenting science?!
Poll: Liberals Fail to Convince 9 in 10 Native Americans to be
Offended by Redskins Name – Activists Undaunted

Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team's moniker… But Suzan Harjo, the lead plaintiff in the first case challenging the team's trademark protections, dismissed The Post's findings.
Nile Crocodiles Slither Into South Florida
Step aside, Burmese python – you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species... Nile crocs are believed to be responsible for up to 200 fatalities annually in their native sub-Saharan Africa. Compare that with an annual average of six reported shark attack deaths globally.
Elephant march When Animals Attack: Troops Injured by Elephants, Snakes and Foxes
In one of the most recent incidents, a soldier from 3rd Bn the Parachute Regiment was gored through the right arm in October last year when he was charged by an elephant at Lolldaiga training ground in Kenya. In another attack in March 2015, a soldier ... was gored through the leg after he was charged when he inadvertently blocked a cow from her calf.

Week ending 15 May 2016

The Hillary Myth
Fred Barnes
Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she’s for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge... Only there's a problem: This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical. She doesn't exist.
Barack Obama is Lucky to be Black
Kevin Jackson
I knew immediately that he was a fraud the first time I watched Barack Obama. Most people know a guy who looks good on paper, but who is really an empty suit, working an angle. Obama worked the angle. Obama parlayed his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention into an amazing career.
Oh, What a Tangled Web Pagliano Wove... for Hillary
Gregg Jarrett
It is a stunning revelation that is sure to add a suspicious, if not incriminating, new wrinkle into the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Whether her impropriety has metastasized into criminal wrongdoing may rest, in part, in the hands of her former IT specialist, Bryan Pagliano.
Pagliano appears to be the keeper of the secrets.
The Global Outbreak of Mental Illness
Robert Spencer
On Tuesday, a Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" and "Infidel, you must die" stabbed four people, killing one, at a train station near Munich. Nonetheless, Bavarian security officials immediately denied that he "had an Islamic extremist motive." Then what caused the attack? Bavaria's state interior minister Joachim Herrmann said that the attacker had "mental disorders." There you are. Nothing to do with Islam here, folks.
House Panel to Hold Impeachment Hearings for IRS Head Koskinen
“Despite repeated congressional efforts to get to the bottom of this matter, Obama Administration officials, including the IRS Commissioner, have consistently undermined the investigation," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said. "Over the coming weeks, the House Judiciary Committee will closely examine Commissioner Koskinen’s misconduct and the implications of his actions.”
Wendy's Serves Up Big Kiosk Expansion as Wage Hikes Hit Fast Food
Wendy's said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy's President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes.
Liberal economics strikes again
Obama’s ‘boy wonder’ –
Ben Rhodes – Made Up a Fictitious Iranian Narrative

Clifford D. May
To sell the Iran deal – which Mr. Obama considers his signature foreign policy achievement – the public was told there was “a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country.” ... In other words: Mr. Obama did not cherry-pick intelligence – he disregarded it entirely.
Just how would Michelle Obama react should a 'feminine-minded' male decide to join Sasha in the school locker room shower? Oh wait! Sasha attends a PRIVATE school. No problem! —TYSK
Bathroom Decree is Obama at His Worst
Joe Fitzgerald
How tone-deaf our 44th president has become. Now, as the sun begins to set on his incumbency, he wades into the explosive issue of permitting transgendered individuals to decide which bathrooms they want to use, flagrantly ignoring the obvious dynamics of throwing everyone together in an atmosphere that’s intensely personal.
New Obamacare Transgender Regulations Threaten
Freedom of Physicians

Ryan T. Anderson
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized new transgender regulations for Obamacare on Friday. These regulations threaten the religious liberty, freedom of conscience, and independent medical judgment of health care professionals. And, just as they did in the transgender school policy the Obama administration announced this morning, the administration has created these new Obamacare regulations by redefining “sex” to mean “gender identity.”
The bathroom directive was a feint for the HHS directive.
Report: Federal Regulation Cost Reaches $1.885 Trillion
The annual report Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute describes a $1.885 trillion hidden tax on American consumers and the U.S. economy in 2015 due to federal regulations and intervention.
Surrendering to Death – An Insider Account
What Happened in Paris at the Bataclan Attack

Gavin McInnes
Eagles of Death Metal recently finished a Canadian tour and I got to sit down with vocalist Jesse Hughes and discuss the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans. You’d think he’d want to avoid the topic, but he was actually eager to get into it... Hughes is not happy with the way the media has treated the story. Details are randomly pulled from his interviews and entire angles are edited in later that are diametrically opposed to his beliefs.
There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow.
The Complacency of Superabundance
Dr. Tim Ball
I am tired of people in developed countries complaining about anything. Sure, there are problems, but most of them are created and exploited by doomsayers with political agendas who claim they want to save the planet. As H.L. Mencken said, "The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve."
Oh! There Never Was a "Hole In the Ozone"
Confessions of a House Dem: Doesn't Read Bills,
Told How to Vote, Reelection Top Priority

A new tell-all book about the inner workings of Congress is set for release later this month that has Washington D.C. buzzing. It's called The Confessions of Congressman X and it promises "a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own." ... The deep-seated corruption that this insider's look reveals isn't all that surprising to most readers weary of a bloated federal government, but it's unsettling nonetheless.
State Department: Emails by Hillary Clinton Ex-Staffer are MIA
The State Department said Monday that it still cannot locate emails to or from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior information technology staffer. Bryan Pagliano set up Mrs. Clinton's "home brew" email server in 2009, but a Freedom of Information Act request for documents linked to his tenure at the agency have turned up nothing since last year.
Deception Experts:
Guccifer Telling Truth About Hacking Clinton's Email Server

Phil Houston and Don Tennant
When Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, told NBC News senior investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden that he had gained access to Hillary Clinton's private email server, viewers worldwide were left to wonder whether his claim was true. Our analysis of Guccifer's behavior in the interview left little doubt in our minds that – unfortunately – it was.
Comey Rebuffs Clinton Claim
FBI Only Conducting ‘security inquiry’ On Emails

Hillary Clinton for months has downplayed the FBI investigation into her private email server and practices as a mere “security inquiry.” But when asked Wednesday by Fox News about Clinton´s characterization of the bureau´s probe, FBI Director James Comey said he doesn’t know what "security inquiry" means – adding, “We’re conducting an investigation.
Report: Clinton’s Charity Arranged $2M Commitment
That Benefited Their Friends

The Wall Street Journal reported: The $2 million commitment was placed on the agenda for a September 2010 conference of the Clinton Global Initiative at Mr. Clinton’s urging, according to a document from the period and people familiar with the matter. Mr. Clinton also personally endorsed the company, Energy Pioneer Solutions Inc.
Flight Logs Show Bill Clinton Flew On Sex Offender’s Jet
Much More Than Previously Known

Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” – even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights.
Whitewater: Twelve Versions of Hillary Clinton Draft Indictment,
451 Pages, Withheld by National Archives

Judicial Watch
Mrs. Clinton of course is one of the most famous women in the world, a former First Lady, senator and secretary of state, and the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States. The findings of an investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton told the truth to federal investigators and withheld evidence under subpoena while she was First Lady is clearly matter of public interest as voters weigh her suitability for the highest office in the land.
Media Silent as Bernie Sanders
Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity

Despite the mainstream media’s repeated assertions that the Bernie Sanders movement is now a thing of the past, enthusiasm from his base only seems to be growing, based on the overwhelming number of people who flocked to his rally in Sacramento this Monday night.
Hecklers force Hillary off stage in one minute
Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Will Quigg
Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton can add a new name to her list of endorsements – a prominent Ku Klux Klan member who says he likes her because of her "hidden agenda." Will Quigg, a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's California chapter, told the Telegraph Monday that he would be switching his support from Donald Trump to Clinton. Quigg had endorsed Trump on Twitter in September:
Here Come a Lot of Angry Teamsters:
One of America's Largest Pension Funds Demands a Taxpayer Bailout

Over the past few months, we have covered the unfolding saga of the Central States Pension Fund, which handles retirement benefits for current and former Teamster union truck drivers across various states including Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Minnesota, and is one of the largest pension funds in the nation.
Feds Pay Researcher to Have Bee Sting His Penis;
Also Study Shows Dem Congresswomen Less Feminine Than GOP

At a time of tight budgets and demands for new spending, including money to fight Zika, to repair water pipes in Flint, Michigan, and to combat the growing opioid epidemic, Mr. Flake said the existence of ridiculous research projects funded by taxpayers shows there's plenty of room to cut to pay for those needs.
Your tax dollars hard at work

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