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Some Are Calling The Louisiana Flooding A ‘1,000 Year Flood’

I prefer the term ‘UnPresidented’.

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The Real Revo May Come To An End

The internet has worked because there is little or no censorship. Opposing views as well as friendly ones are available here. That’s because it is controlled by the freest country in the world. If control is turned over to a multi-national group like this it will become less free, more complex, and more expensive. Access will require a payment of some kind in order to pay for the managers.

“America to hand off Internet in under two months”

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The Department of Commerce is set to hand off the final vestiges of American control over the Internet to international authorities in less than two months, officials have confirmed.

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The move means the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority, which is responsible for interpreting numerical addresses on the Web to a readable language, will move from U.S. control to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, a multistakeholder body based in Los Angeles that includes countries such as China and Russia.”

Read the rest at the Washington Examiner

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As Surely As Night Follows Day – Here Come The Calls For Socialized Medicine

The entire Obamacare bill was designed to do this. It required health insurers to cover pre-existing medical conditions, limited what they could get for premiums, allowed people to sign up for insurance after they were sick, and thus ensured that insurance companies would stop offering healthcare coverage. When that happened there would be no option but single-payer socialized medicine. It was brilliant and the insurance companies fell for it.

Now that the small man has called for single payer expect Hillary Clinton to do so as well.

“Aetna Shows Why We Need a Single Payer”

Bill Clinton, Robert Reich

Bill Clinton, Robert Reich

The best argument for a single-payer health plan is the recent decision by giant health insurer Aetna to bail out next year from 11 of the 15 states where it sells Obamacare plans.

Aetna’s decision follows similar moves by UnitedHealth Group, the nation’s largest insurer, and Humana, one of the other giants.

All claim they’re not making enough money because too many people with serious health problems are using the Obamacare exchanges, and not enough healthy people are signing up.

The problem isn’t Obamacare per se. It’s in the structure of private markets for health insurance – which creates powerful incentives to avoid sick people and attract healthy ones. Obamacare is just making the structural problem more obvious.”

From Robert Reich

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Hard To Imagine Protesting This

“Black incarceration hasn’t been this low in a generation”

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Empty Prison Cell

A 23 percent decline in the black male imprisonment rate and a 49 percent decline in the black female imprisonment rate would seem to warrant some serious attention. But if you point out to the average person or even a seasoned criminologist that the United States is at a more than 20-year low in the black incarceration rate, you are likely to be met with stunned silence. Why?”

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The big question is, given these data, why do Black Lives Matter, President Obama, and most black leaders contend that black men are being imprisoned at a greater rate than ever before? As the Washington Post writer shows us that is a lie. The lie is being used to enrage people and turn them to violence.

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Silence Is Tacit Approval

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: expressed or carried on without words or speech 2
: implied or indicated (as by an act or by silence) but not actually expressed

“No Call By Obama for Peace After Milwaukee Anti-Police Riot”

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Press Fails to Question Golfing Obama About Riot

The vacationing President Barack Obama has issued no statement on the riot in Milwaukee Saturday night over the fatal police shooting of an armed Black criminal–not even a call for peace while the shooting is investigated.

The rioting left four officers wounded and caused Gov. Scott Walker to activate the National Guard in case of further riotimg.

Instead, Obama went golfing Sunday on Martha’s Vineyard where he is taking his annual two-week summer vacation.”

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Treason?

CENTCOM stands for the United States Central Command.

“Treason! CENTCOM’s Manipulated Data Was Ordered by the White House Itself”

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CENTCOM manipulated and deleted data to present a positive picture of the battle against Isis and al Qaeda according to a report by the House released on Thursday. Does anyone believe it wasn’t ordered by the president and that he was kept in the dark? A general now says that it came from the president himself.

Retired Brigadier General Tony Tata appeared on Fox News with host former Governor Mike Huckabee this evening and revealed that his well-placed sources told him someone from the Office of National Intelligence who meets regularly with the president commanded a senior official in CENTCOM to quit producing products of record that showed negative intelligence that didn’t fit the narrative of the Obama administration.

The administration ordered the cooking of the books, the General said. The president wants the JV tale out in the public domain.

The General also said people are being punished for doing their job.

General Tata said it goes all the way to Barack Obama, not simply White House officials.”

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“What Do You Think?”

From Wirecutter:

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I had to take my vehicle to the mechanic the other day for service. The Service Manager, Pete, gave me a ride home and on the way he told me his theory about the upcoming election and the next four years of U.S. government.

At first I thought it a bit far fetched. But as I listened to him it began to make sense, scary sense…
“I believe that Hillary Clinton will win the election in November,” Pete began. “Then, sometime between November and January, Hillary will be indicted. The IRS is now investigating the Clinton Foundation and the whole e-mail thing isn’t over yet.”

“Once under indictment she won’t be able to assume the Office of the President in January. Tim Kaine, who will not actually be the Vice President because neither he nor Hillary have been inaugurated, cannot assume the Presidency.”
“The Speaker of the House can’t move up to it because there is already a sitting President and Vice President. So President Obama, in an Executive Order citing “emergency situation,” gives himself another four years in office is the only way possible.”

Pete believes Obama has been planning this for a while now, knowing he has enough on Hillary to indict her. Had the Attorney General indicted her based on evidence from the FBI this plan wouldn’t have worked because the DNC would have quickly come up with another candidate.”

There’s more at the link.

H/T to Irish

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I’ve Been Asking Myself This, Too

“If Obama cancels the presidential election, who will stop him?”

“I’m being forced out.”

From Lloyd Marcus at American Thinker:

Many of you have heard the conspiracy theory that Black Lives Matter and other paid thug protest groups will cause so much chaos in the streets that Obama will use it as an excuse to cancel the presidential election and remain president. I do not think that will happen.

However, I asked my wife Mary a rhetorical question: “If Obama did cancel the election, who would stop him?” Folks, the terrifying answer which we all know is “no one.” For eight years, even after we gave Republicans control of the House and Senate, the GOP has allowed Obama to break the law and ignore the Constitution at will. Congress has ignored their power of the purse and funded everything Obama has decreed. Senate majority leader Republican Mitch McConnell said that no matter what Obama does, impeachment is off the table.”

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Obama Makes The Country Less Safe

I sure would like to know where in the United States they as being placed.

“8,000 Syrian Refugees Enter US as Obama Looks to Meet Goal”

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The Obama administration expects to hit its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees to the U.S. by the end of September, officials said Friday.

“We can now say we have welcomed 8,000 Syrian refugees so far this year and we are very confident we will welcome at least 10,000 refugees from Syria by the end of this fiscal year,” Anne Richard, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, said in a conference call with reporters.”

Read the rest at Newsmax

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Well. Now We Know What Iran’s Mullahs Have Decided To Do With The Money From the United States

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Part of the Nuclear deal that the Obama administration gave Iran was an agreement to free up $150 Billion of funds that were frozen because Iran sponsors terrorism. Now we have sent them another $400 million in ransom money with more to come.

As a parent would say, that’s just rewarding bad behavior.

The mullahs have a lot of money at their disposal. Here is one big way they plan to use it.

“Russia Plans to Build Up to 8 Nuclear Reactors in Iran”

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin renewed his country’s determination to construct up to eight nuclear reactors for Iran.
“Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant has been built based on Russian technology and we have agreed on construction of eight more nuclear reactors for the country,” President Putin said on Friday.

The Russian president also vowed that his country will help Iran in implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Russia built Iran’s only operating nuclear power reactor, at Bushehr.”

More at Fars News Agency

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Homeland Security Wants To Take Control Of Elections

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“U.S. Seeks to Protect Voting System From Cyberattacks”

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In the wake of hacks that infiltrated Democratic campaign computer systems, Mr. Johnson said he was conducting high-level discussions about “election cybersecurity,” a vastly complex effort given that there are 9,000 jurisdictions in the United States that have a hand in carrying out the balloting, many of them with different ways of collecting, tallying and reporting votes.

“We should carefully consider whether our election system, our election process is critical infrastructure, like the financial sector, like the power grid,” Mr. Johnson told reporters in Washington. “There’s a vital national interest in our electoral process.”

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Mr. Johnson said he was considering communicating with state and local election officials across the country to inform them about “best practices” to guard against cyberintrusions, and that longer-term investments would probably have to be made to secure the voting process.

Don’t believe it? Read it and the rest in the New York Times

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$400 Million To Iran? Meh.

This has been going on for some time.

“EIGHT BILLION TO ASSIST THE TERRORISTS?”

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According to Egypt’s TV14 network, Obama had secretly transferred eight billion dollars to the Muslim Brotherhood, not the Egyptian Government, as payment to guarantee that a large portion of the Sinai Peninsula would be turned over to the terrorist organisation Hamas, an enemy of both the United States and Israel.”

The rest of the story is here

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Obama To Bulldoze Chicago Lakefront for Presidential Library, Environmentalists Silent

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President Obama’s plan to bulldoze a sensitive Chicago lakefront park in order to build his presidential library is meeting with outrage — but not from environmental groups.
Even as local environmentalists say they will not challenge the library in spite of concerns, others are accusing Mr. Obama of hypocrisy, pointing to his record of aggressively blocking badly needed development elsewhere in the name of ecological protection.”

More at the Washington Times

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DNC, Night 3: A Lesson In Sophistry

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I watched the whole night. I tend to think that it was a sort of high-minded curiosity that caused me to do it, like Jane Goodall studying her subjects in their natural habitat, but it really could be as simple as psychological masochism. I’ll leave that for you to decide.

Whatever the case, I have some thoughts on the night that I’d like to share:

Firstly, the Democrats said what they needed to about Trump. They hit him precisely on his weaknesses and hit him hard and repeatedly on those soft spots. They did so far better than Republican primary opponents did. However, I can chalk that up primarily to two reasons:
1. A DNC convention is supremely friendly territory to trashing the other side, and
2. A GOP primary opponent would be more inclined to view Trump as an adversary and potential ally, but Dems see us–quite literally–as the enemy.

Second, they have some excellent speechifiers. They have some objectively fantastic orators that are capable of stirring a crowd on demand as if by sorcery. I really mean it. The way they can build momentum into a speech, pause for effect at the right moments, wind everything up into a rhetorical sledgehammer, and then crush it home is quite impressive. Further, seeing its effect on a crowd is, while somewhat unnerving, still also awesome in its own way. As I said earlier, it’s almost like sorcery. The old-timey definition of the word “mesmerize” is quite fitting here, I think.

If you are able to turn off the critical thinking side of your brain, anyway.
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Suicide

There are millions of gun owners in the United States. Many are Democrats. We don’t want to give up our guns. Gun control has always been a death sentence for any politician espousing it. It has been called the ‘Third rail’ of American politics, referring to the deadly third rail that carries high voltage to New York’s subway cars.

From The Hill:

“Democrats: We can win on guns”

How long since that towsack was washed?

How long since that towsack was washed?

PHILADELPHIA –– Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are taking their gun reform message full-bore into the general election, betting that a shift in voter sentiment has turned a once-toxic issue into a political winner.

Gun control has emerged as one of the most prominent pillars of Clinton’s 2016 platform, partly because she used it to draw a contrast with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), her former primary opponent, and his mixed voting record on the issue.”

Missus Clinton is an idealogue who takes advice only from those who agree with her. That’s why she is making such bad political mistakes. The one exception to her unwillingness to listen is when it comes to Barack Obama. She is striving to become his third and fourth terms. But it’s not working for her. National Review calls it, “Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton”. There has always been a rift between Obama and the Clintons. Neither is willing to forgive the other for their opposition in 2008. It is remarkably stupid that Hillary has tied herself so firmly to Obama’s failed legacy. By doing so she must trust him. Heh.

“She’s forced to defend his legacy and his happy talk. But Americans aren’t happy.”

Nope, Hillary Clinton is uniquely unable to provide ‘Happy Talk’.

Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble.

She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in trouble because she is terrible at the game her husband invented: the game of “who cares more about people like you.”

Sad for her. Happy for me.

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Walls For Me But Not For Thee

As our own Notamobster has shown us the Democrats have attained new levels of irony. They make fun of Trump’s intention to build a wall to keep immigration legal and controlled but they use walls to protect themselves at their convention. He also points out the fact that the Mexican government does not want walls on the border between their country and ours but they erect walls on their southern border.

Here is another little tidbit. The Secret Service has been unable to keep people from jumping the fence around the White House. The solution is to add more ‘Poky bits’ to the fence around the People’s house. The spades or spear points don’t seem to be enough.

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Head Of Cleveland Police Union On Baton Rouge: Obama Has ‘Blood on His Hands’

He does, too. This guy is emotional but he’s right.

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A Cogent Argument For ‘Scorched Earth’ Against Violent Islam

We haven’t tried overwhelming violence against our enemies for quite some time and more’s the pity says David P. Goldman in Asia Times. The rather deceiving title to his essay is ‘Nice attack: Why the terrorists are winning the intelligence war’. In it he tells us that the terrorists are framing the terms of terrorism and the west’s reactions to it.

The West fears the power of Islam: it evinces such fear by praising Islam as a religion of peace, by squelching dissent in the name of fighting supposed Islamophobia, and by offering concessions and apologies to Muslims. Ordinary Muslims live in fear of the terror networks, which have infiltrated their communities and proven their ability to turn the efforts of western security services against them. They are less likely to inform on prospective terrorists and more likely to aid them by inaction.

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As a result, western European Muslims fear the terrorists more than they fear the police. The West will remain vulnerable to mass terror attacks until the balance of fear shifts in the other direction.”

He estimates that there are hundreds of millions of Muslims who believe in some form of terror:

Most Muslims are peaceful people who disapprove of terrorism, but many are not. Opinion polls show a large and consistent minority of 20% to 40% approves of at least some form of terrorism. Support for ISIS generally is low, but much higher for Hezbollah, Hamas and other terrorist groups. By any reasonable count there are a few hundred million Muslims who in some way approve of terror, although very few of them would take part in terror attacks. But they are the sea in which the sharks can swim unobserved.”

As a result of Muslims fearing Islamic terrorists more than they do authorities he says we should make them fear our agents instead.

As the Prussian army drove into France during the 1870 war with France, Germany’s Chancellor Otto von Bismarck sought the advice of the American military observer, none other than Phil Sheridan, whose cavalry had burned out the farmers of the Shenandoah Valley in the last stages of the conflict. What should Bismarck do about French snipers and saboteurs from villages along the Prussian route of march? Sheridan told Bismarck to burn the villages, leaving the people “with nothing left but their eyes to weep with after the war.” That, and hang the snipers, Sheridan threw in.

Like Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, who burned a great swath through Georgia and the Carolinas, Sheridan believed that war is won not just by killing soldiers but by denying them support from a broader civilian population.”

This is how wars are won. We have lost sight of it in our pushes to ‘Change the hearts and minds’ of the enemy. We defeated Nazi Germany with overwhelming power and ruthlessness. Remember the fire-bombing of the city of Dresden.

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We did the same with the Japanese city of Tokyo.

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Those were terrible decisions. They killed civilians and they destroyed our enemy’s industrial bases. But they allowed us to prevail and win the war.

War requires terrible, unpleasant things be done. The Islamic terrorists are doing them to us. Sheridan knew how to deal with that. You have to be more terrible than they.

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Cruz Still Makes News

‘Willful Blindness’ is an excellent description of how our President refuses to even utter the words necessary to describe attacks by radical Islamists. We can wonder why he won’t do it all we want but it is plain to anyone with even a little common sense that a man with a name like Barack Hussein Obama, who was raised a Muslim and has praised Islam many times, in speeches and in writing, is a Muslim sympathizer. Foreign leaders know it – bot Muslims and non Muslims.

He does not want a policy to protect Americans from Muslim terror attacks.

“Ted Cruz to Obama after Nice attack: ‘Willful blindness is not a policy’”

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We have to remove the blinders and recognize this for what it is: radical Islamic terrorism,” Mr. Cruz said. “We need to stop radicalized individuals from coming into the United States. We need to empower our law enforcement to target this specific threat, whether imported or homegrown. After seven and a half years of the Obama administration denying this danger, it is getting worse, not better. Willful blindness is not a policy.”

More at the Washington Times

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Turkey’s Erdogan Is No Friend Of The United States…

… Which means Obama is no friend either.

“Obama: All parties in Turkey should support Erdogan gov’t.”

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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Friday urged all sides in Turkey to support the democratically elected government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan amid a military takeover of the key NATO ally.

In a statement issued after a meeting with his national security advisers, Obama also urged everyone in Turkey to show restraint and avoid violence or bloodshed.”

Read the rest at the Washington Times

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It’s A Simple Concept. We Have Seen It In Europe. It’s Almost Too Late Here.

It is a simple concept but our leader wants the fight to happen here. He is no friend of Americans.

“Krauthammer: We Either Fight ISIS over There or ‘We Will Fight Them Here’”

Read the rest at National Review

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Heh. Most Dallas Cops Refuse To Applaud Obama’s Race Lecture

And some go to sleep:

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You Don’t Threaten A Cop’s Family

“Off-duty police officer fatally shoots home intruder who had argued with him about Black Lives Matter on Facebook”

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An off-duty police officer fatally shot a man who was trying to enter his St. Louis-area home late Saturday afternoon, Missouri officials say.

According to police, 20-year-old Tyler Gebhard rang the doorbell at the officer’s Lakeshire, Mo., home shortly before 6 p.m. When the officer’s wife answered the door and refused entry, police said, Gebhard, a former high school football star, threw a 50-pound concrete planter through a rear window and attempted to enter.

St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said Gebhard was shot twice in the chest by the officer, whose name was not released. Gebhard, who was known to the officer’s family, was rushed to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Belmar said the officer’s wife, mother-in-law, a toddler and an infant were in the home at the time of the incident and that the family members heard the officer tell the intruder to “get down” before shots were fired.”

Expect our President to say the police, “Acted stupidly”.

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NYT: “The Clinton Contamination”

Maureen Dowd writes for the New York Times. Yesterday they printed this column by her. Dowd is no conservative. Her opinion means something to readers in New York and the beltway.

This picture of Clinton and Obama together at one of her campaign stops indicates the way both are concerned about her problems with voters. The President does not look like he’s happy to be there.

President Obama joined Hillary Clinton on Tuesday for the first time during her presidential campaign. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

President Obama joined Hillary Clinton on Tuesday for the first time during her presidential campaign. Credit Doug Mills/The New York Times

IT says a lot about our relationship with Hillary Clinton that she seems well on her way to becoming Madam President because she’s not getting indicted.

If she were still at the State Department, she could be getting fired for being, as the F.B.I. director told Congress, “extremely careless” with top-secret information. Instead, she’s on a glide path to a big promotion.

And that’s the corkscrew way things go with the Clintons, who are staying true to their reputation as the Tom and Daisy Buchanan of American politics. Their vast carelessness drags down everyone around them, but they persevere, and even thrive.

In a mere 11 days, arrogant, selfish actions by the Clintons contaminated three of the purest brands in Washington — Barack Obama, James Comey and Loretta Lynch — and jeopardized the futures of Hillary’s most loyal aides.”

Ouch.

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