Category Archives: Social Issues

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Former CNN Anchor Involved In Gunfight With Robber. Robber Loses

Lynne Russell thanks the right to keep and bear arms for keeping her and her husband alive during an armed robbery on June 30th. The former CNN anchor and Chuck de Caro, formerly a CNN reporter, were held at gun point in an Albuquerque Motel 6 room by felon Tomorio Walton.

What ensued was a stand-off that left Walton dead and de Caro shot three times. Russell was not injured in the shootout.

Russell told FOX411 that having a gun “absolutely” saved their lives.”

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What Kind Of Grade Will He Get From His Professor?

I’m sure that you will receive a whole lot of idealistic papers sure to resolve all sorts of controversial governmental topics and the cure to our societal ills. I had thought along those same lines also. Then I read several articles how far the U.S. Has fallen in terms of freedom compared to other countries coupled with videos documenting the idiocy of the American public, who cannot grasp why they are celebrating Independence Day. Some commenters have remarked the often repeated the phrase “Our Forefathers would be shooting by now.” To which I have only one reply. “Our Forefathers would be done shooting by now.” If I were President, I’m not going to solve the ills that plague this country, I’m going to see them through to their logical conclusion.

“Every nation has the Government it deserves.”
-Joseph de Maistre
1753-1821

If I were President.

I won the election last year, though truth be told it was never in question. After months of economic calamity after calamity, followed by the Great Crash during the summer of 2016, and the ensuing media ginned racial, sexual identity, and class riots; my slogans of Forward! Fairness! Equality! Unity! and Prosperity! have resounded with the dumbed-down American public.”

Read the rest here.

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Shaking Up The GOP

This 2016 Presidential race is worth watching. As we noted before, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz have noted the things that Americans are paying attention to and are talking about them. The GOP machine is frustrated because they can not stop them. After all, those two are rattling a tin cup on the bars of the cell that is the D.C. beltway. They’re making a lot of entrenched bureaucrats uneasy.

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Word has come down from on high that it’s not proper to talk about illegal immigrants or to criticize President Obama. Because racism. Trump and Cruz don’t seem to have gotten the memo.

The result of all this brashness is that other candidates, while condemning the two, are being forced to answer questions they are uncomfortable with. “What about that wall that Trump wants to build?” “Cruz says he supports legal immigration but not illegal. What do you think?”

Cruz has even praised Trump: “Trump’s bold focus on immigration exposes GOP ‘Washington Cartel’ attitude”

I am a passionate advocate for legal immigrants,” Cruz said. “I am the son of an immigrant who came legally from Cuba and I’ll tell you, from the day I started campaigning I traveled the state of Texas talking about how all of us, we are the children of those who risks everything for freedom, that immigrant experience of all of us is what makes us Americans, because we value in our DNA liberty and opportunity above all else. Now when it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. he’s bold, he’s brash. And I get it that it seems the favorite sport of the Washington media is to encourage some Republicans to attack other Republicans. I ain’t going to do it. I’m not interested in Republican on Republican violence.”

It is past time that the establishment Republicans are shaken up. And they are. Even Rick Perry is breaking new ground. A couple days ago he noted that black Americans are in worse conditions since Obama became President.

When it comes to race, America is a better and more tolerant and more welcoming place than it has ever been. We are a country with Hispanic CEOs, and Asian billionaires, and a black President.

So why is it that even today, so many black families feel left behind? Why is it that a quarter of African-Americans live below the poverty line, even after the impact of federal programs like food stamps and housing subsidies?”

That would have never been said by a candidate before because racism. Both Trump and Cruz, and now to a much smaller extent Perry, are setting talking points. They are getting things that need to be discussed, but are taboo, talked about in a big way. The press is loving it and so are most Americans – including me.

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Shootout In Palestine, Texas

This is footage from the body cam of the female officer. The cops wanted to talk to the guy. This is how fast it can happen.

Below is from the male officer’s camera:

From here

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“U.S. Dollar Substitute to Go Public on Oct 20th?”

This article is dated April 23, 2015.

IMF headquarters in Washington D.C. expected to release huge money announcement Oct 20th

IMF headquarters in Washington D.C. expected to release huge money announcement Oct 20th

The International Monetary Fund is one of the most secretive and powerful organizations in the world.

They monitor the financial health of more than 185 countries… they establish global money rules… and provide “bail-out” assistance to bankrupt nations.

And on Oct 20th of this year, the IMF is expected to announce a reserve currency alternative to the U.S. dollar, which will send hundreds of billions of dollars moving around the world, literally overnight.
According to Juan Zarate, who helped implement financial sanctions while serving in George W. Bush’s Treasury department, “Once the [other currency] becomes an alternative to the dollar, rules of the game begin to change.”

And Leong Sing Chiong, Assistant Managing Director at a major central bank, said this dollar alternative “is likely to transform the financial landscape in the next 5-10 years.”

Read the rest at The Crux

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The City Of San Francisco Is Culpable In Her Death

Lopez-Sanchez has several felony convictions and was, therefore, not legally allowed to carry a gun. But, as has been noted on these pages before, laws restricting gun ownership only restrict the law-abiding. Adding more restrictions to gun ownership will not deter criminals.

The city of San Francisco released this man from custody and, because they call themselves a ‘Sactuary City’, refused to turn him over to federal authorities. Because of these actions, the city and its leaders bear some responsibility for the murder of this young woman.

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Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez

Kate Steinle was walking on a busy pier in San Francisco with her father when there was a single popping sound in the air.

She fell to the ground, struck by a bullet, the victim of what police say appears to be a random killing.

The man accused of firing the deadly shot — 45-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez — is an undocumented immigrant, a repeat felon who has been deported five times to Mexico, according to immigration officials.

It would have been six, a federal law enforcement source told CNN, except authorities in San Francisco wanted him on a drug-related warrant.

So U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which had Lopez-Sanchez in its custody in March after his release from federal prison, turned him over to San Francisco deputies. ICE said they requested an immigration detainer, asking that the agency be notified before Lopez-Sanchez was released.

But San Francisco is a city that doesn’t honor such requests and the sheriff’s department released him. Freya Horne, chief legal counsel to the San Francisco County Sheriff, told CNN that he was let go because there was no legal cause to detain the suspect.”

Read the rest here

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Next Time Lay Your Phone On Its Side

Otherwise this young woman is exactly right.

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“ISIS’s Sex Slaves Commit Suicide: Western Feminists Silent”

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At least 150 Yazidi women and girls killed themselves after they were forced to become Islamic State sex slaves, according to a woman working with some of the survivors who managed to escape.

In one of the most comprehensive accounts of the effects of Islamic State brutality, details emerged of the ordeals faced by hundreds of Yazidi women, very often after their male relatives were butchered by Islamic State members.

Irifan Mahdi, who is trying to help the women rehabilitate into some semblance of normative society spoke of the horrors in an interview with the Sputnik news organization’s Arabic website.

She told the story of Jilan Barjess-Naif, 17, “a beautiful green-eyed girl, with rare blonde hair, who slashed her own wrists in a public bathhouse near Mosul, northern Iraq, which is under Islamic State control.”

She was separated from the less attractive girls and singled out for special rape treatment before being put up for sale in a sex market.

After she committed suicide, Islamic State members threw her body from the bathhouse into the nearest garbage dumpster.

Jilan’s sister, Jihan, committed suicide a few days after being captured and transferred, along with other girls, to A-Raqqa, the Islamic State’s capital, in order to be sold at a slave market.”

This was written by Adina Kutnicki and published in Joe for America

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Ridiculous As It Is, It Will Get Worse

As we noted before, Belgium has decided that assisted suicide is OK. Here, and Here. Along with this ‘Progressive’ decision we find that assisted death has take some scary turns. Doctors are assisting people to die without consulting the patient first. That is textbook murder. They are euthanizing people because they are ill. In this case because the patient is suicidal.

Control over the life and death of the masses is the dream of every leftist. It is sad to see that some countries have gone there.

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“Healthy 24-year-old Belgian woman granted right to die over “suicidal thoughts””

Doctors in Belgium have granted a medically depressed woman the right to die because she is suffering from “suicidal thoughts”.

The 24-year-old woman, named only as ‘Laura’, has been given the go-ahead by doctors to be euthanized by lethal injection, despite not having a terminal illness.

According to the Belgian newspaper De Morgen, Laura, who entered a psychiatric facility at 21, told doctors she had suffered from depression since childhood and wished to end her life.”

Read it all at The Rebel

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Colt Firearms May Be Saved from Bankruptcy By Morongo Indians Of Southern California

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Colt’s has filed for bankruptcy. Without help the company will fold. It has to be because of poor management. Gun businesses have been flourishing for the past 6-8 years.

Now the Wall Street Journal reports that the Morongo Band is considering an investment. There are fewer than a thousand members but the do own 35,000 acres near Palm Springs, California.

An aerial view of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’s casino and resort, which sit on tribal land. The Morongo are riding to the defense of embattled gun maker Colt Defense. Morongo Band of Mission Indians

An aerial view of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians’s casino and resort, which sit on tribal land. The Morongo are riding to the defense of embattled gun maker Colt Defense. Morongo Band of Mission Indians

We are the West,” said Drew Ryce, attorney for the Morongo tribe, which is based in Southern California near Palm Springs. “All we know is that the company failed and we don’t want that to happen. It’s an iconic American company. It shouldn’t fail. It shouldn’t go away.”

Colt foundered financially after losing key military contracts. Bondholders blame Sciens for letting the military contracts slip away due to alleged failure to invest to keep Colt competitive. Sciens denies mishandling the company. Colt, Sciens and a lawyer for bondholders didn’t respond to a request for comment on the interest from the Morongo.

The Morongo aren’t taking sides, said Vickie Driver, a Texas bankruptcy lawyer advising the tribe on how to find a way in to the chapter 11 action. “We’re open, ready to talk. Colt needs something to right its ship,” she said.”

I like the last line:

For Colt’s Native American suitors, it’s not just business; it’s history, interest and commitment, their attorney said. “We have gone to great lengths to get our hands on Colts,” he said. “Just ask General Custer.”

Hat tip to Peter for finding this.

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Interesting: “America Isn’t Getting More Liberal — It’s Getting More Libertarian”

On this day, the celebration of our nation’s liberty, this is timely.

The term 'Libertarian' derives from the root word 'Liberty'.  At one time 'Liberal' did as well but the left has co-opted that label and reversed it.

The term ‘Libertarian’ derives from the root word ‘Liberty’. At one time ‘Liberal’ did as well but the left has co-opted that label and reversed it.

This is from the Foundation for Economic Education:

This week the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” columnists discussed the question “has America become more liberal?” Debater Molly Worthen, a professor at UNC Chapel Hill, is no libertarian, but even she sees what many others have been saying: America isn’t getting more liberal or more conservative — it’s getting more libertarian.

A wide range of Gallup polls agree.”

The article goes on to show that the support for gun rights, gay rights, marijuana legalization, immigration, the opposition to growth of federal power, foreign policy, the draft, the environment, and even interracial marriage have all been increasing. These are all classic Libertarian stances.

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Burning Man Hippies Hassled By Feds

I never figured this festival, which is put on by and for people who don’t work for a living, would get hassled by the feds. But it sounds like the bureaucrats want to attend too – but in style and comfort.

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“Feds want $1M for staff compound at Burning Man”

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) officials wants Burning Man organizers to spend $1 million on a VIP compound at this year’s festival.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported Friday that federal officials have asked the festival to set up the compound — called the “Blue Pit” — complete with washers and dryers, hot water, air conditioning and couches for some of the 150 staffers who work the event each year.

Burning Man organizers are pushing back. A spokesman told the Gazette-Journal that “we’re getting close to the event, but we feel that there are more common-sense and cost-effective solutions” to providing accommodations for staffers.”

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More at The Hill

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Mendacity

Mendacity Definition:

n. noun
1. untruthfulness

Mendacity is a term from the past. It means lies from liars. The word is not frequently used any more. Because of that it is important that those few Revo readers unfamiliar with it to become familiar with its definition. Brit Hume used the word in the clip above. Here is an older video clip which explains the meaning better than a dictionary:

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WaPo: “Expunging Woodrow Wilson from Official Places of Honor”

I found this quite difficult to put together.

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Woodrow Wilson

Wilson was a racist. According to the article he segregated the federal civil service. The essay quotes Boston University historian William R. Keylor from his book, ‘The long-forgotten racial attitudes and policies of Woodrow Wilson’.

[On March 4th, 1913] Democrat Thomas Woodrow Wilson became the first Southerner elected president since Zachary Taylor in 1848. Washington was flooded with revelers from the Old Confederacy, whose people had long dreamed of a return to the glory days of Washington, Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe, when southern gentlemen ran the country. Rebel yells and the strains of “Dixie” reverberated throughout the city. The new administration brought to power a generation of political leaders from the old South who would play influential roles in Washington for generations to come.

Wilson is widely and correctly remembered — and represented in our history books — as a progressive Democrat who introduced many liberal reforms at home and fought for the extension of democratic liberties and human rights abroad. But on the issue of race his legacy was, in fact, regressive and has been largely forgotten.

Born in Virginia and raised in Georgia and South Carolina, Wilson was a loyal son of the old South who regretted the outcome of the Civil War. He used his high office to reverse some of its consequences. When he entered the White House a hundred years ago today, Washington was a rigidly segregated town — except for federal government agencies. They had been integrated during the post-war Reconstruction period, enabling African-Americans to obtain federal jobs and work side by side with whites in government agencies. Wilson promptly authorized members of his cabinet to reverse this long-standing policy of racial integration in the federal civil service.”

Read it all at the Washington Post

This happened in Texas during Wilson’s First term:

More below the fold…

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“Churches are the left’s next target in the gay-marriage war”

Yep.  Scary.

Yep. Scary.

Of course they are. The problem is that religion teaches people that there are rules one should live by. There is the Golden Rule, ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you’, and there are ten commandments.

Progressives can not have commonly understood rules that apply to everyone. Horrors! If that happened, the rules would apply to … Progressives, too. No, they demand that they make the rules and those rules are one thing for them and something entirely different for ‘The Enemy’. Just look at what NY Mayor DeBlasio is doing. He has decided to punish people with whom he disagrees – especially those he finds disgusting.

It’s not just DeBlasio, either. The same messages are coming from the White House. Valerie Jarrett does not do unto others as she would have them do unto her. Nope. She’s from Chicago via Iran where the rule is, “Destroy others before they destroy you”.

They say power corrupts and that is true. But some people are more corrupted by power than others. Those are the people who dreamed of becoming all-powerful so they could destroy others, either financially or physically. It has been reported that members of Bill Ayers’ Weather Underground talked about killing people by the millions.

It’s easy to see the coming clash of moralities, one enjoying official favor, the other religious sanction. What Kennedy refers to as the “dignitary wounds” of the traditional definition of marriage are also inflicted by the private institutions and people who uphold that definition.
In oral arguments, Justice Samuel Alito asked Solicitor General Donald Verrilli whether, on the model of Bob Jones University a few decades ago when it banned interracial dating and marriage, a college that opposed same-sex marriage could be denied tax-exempt status. “It’s certainly going to be an issue,” Verrilli admitted. “I don’t deny that.”

Read the rest at the New York Post

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Here Is A Father Who Takes His Responsibility Seriously

Tim LeBlanc lives in southern California with his pre-teen daughter. Without his knowledge she arranged with a sexual predator to meet him. The predator, 27 year-old Scott Stilwell, from San Diego, had told the girl that he was 15 years old. He had been sending her pictures of himself naked.

Meet hero dad Tim LeBlanc

Meet hero dad Tim LeBlanc

LeBlanc says he doesn’t know why, but he woke at 2:00 AM to find that his daughter was gone. Most parents instinctively know when something is wrong with their kids.

LeBlanc says he started looking around his Nuevo neighborhood with his older son and found his daughter nearby with a man she met on social media.

“He had this door open about this wide and had his arm around my daughter and was kind of sweeping her in, putting her into the truck,” LeBlanc said, gesturing to where he pulled up.

The father says he used self-defense to knock the man to ground and took a photo, holding him until police arrived.”

He cold-cocked the scum.

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What I’ve gained from my interaction with this guy is I don’t think she would’ve ever came home alive,” LeBlanc said.”

We should honor men like LeBlanc. We should hold him up as a proper dad. Instead he will probably be arrested for battery.

Read it all at CBS Los Angeles.

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“The FBI is on high alert for the Fourth of July holiday…

… and is reportedly setting up command centers at all 56 field offices across the nation to monitor any threats”

The FBI is setting up command centers at each of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4th weekend over fears of a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. This graph shows all the field offices except for the ones in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

The FBI is setting up command centers at each of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4th weekend over fears of a possible ISIS-inspired terrorist attack. This graph shows all the field offices except for the ones in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico

The FBI is setting up command centers at all of its 56 field offices across the country ahead of the July 4 weekend, to monitor any potential terrorist threats, law enforcement sources have revealed.

Sources told Fox News that local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in the U.S. will be reporting any information about possible attacks to these command centers – where officials will decide how to respond.

The move comes amid growing fears that the terror group ISIS is working to awaken sleeper cells in Western nations, after sympathizers were linked to three back-to-back attacks in France, Kuwait and Tunisia last Friday.

While the FBI says there has been no specific credible threat so far, it seems to be more active in its warnings and actions ahead of Independence Day this year than previously.”

Scimitars and cell phones:

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

Isis fighters, such as the ones pictured here in Syria, appear to be carrying out their promise to step up attacks for the holy month of Ramadan

Read the rest at the UK Daily Mail

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How Many Ways Do I Weep For Our Country?

Many ways. This is an example. A group of between 40 and 50 young people decided that they needed to destroy some sh*t. They were led, and the mob was organized by this young man:

Kharron Nathan Green, 17 years old

Kharron Nathan Green, 17 years old

The Macon, Georgia Telegraph describes the even which happened at 1:30 in the morning:

Surveillance video of a wee-hours ruckus at a Macon Wal-Mart on Sunday shows a teenager race inside flashing gang signs ahead of a mob of four dozen or so people who burst in and smashed merchandise.

The commotion, which caused an estimated $2,000 in damage, appears to have been planned.

Some in the crowd also snatched a man, apparently a shopper at the Zebulon Road store, from a motorized shopping cart and dragged him to the floor, Bibb County sheriff’s officials said Monday.

The vandals, said to number between 40 and 50, sprinted down the store’s main aisle about 1:50 a.m. Sunday, “destroying merchandise displays and items,” a sheriff’s deputy’s report of the incident noted.”

So, why did they do it?

The teenager seen leading the rushing horde of young men and women told a Wal-Mart employee “that this was a planned event … to see how much damage they could cause,” the sheriff’s report said.”

Unfortunately, we see this sort of thing happening more often lately. But what makes me weep for my country? Young people seem to be completely stupid. Not only did Green organize this, he and all the mob managed to get away.

Then:

The teen, identified as 17-year-old Kharron Nathan Green, of Ashton Drive in northwest Bibb County, was arrested when he returned to the store to retrieve his cellphone.”

Sheesh.

Maybe he was just angry because his parent(s) gave him what sounds like a girl’s name. Maybe not.

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It’s Interesting How Many Formerly Mainstream Groups Are Now Espousing Revolution

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This is from the Rutherford Institute. They describe themselves as a legal aid group:

The Rutherford Institute, a nonprofit civil liberties organization based in Charlottesville, Va., is deeply committed to protecting the constitutional freedoms of every American and the integral human rights of all people through its extensive legal and educational programs. The Institute provides its legal services at no charge to those whose constitutional and human rights have been threatened or violated.”

I do not agree with all of their principles. For instance,

Sixth, an armed revolt will not work. Although we may have returned to a 1776 situation where we need to take drastic actions to restore freedom, this is not colonial America with its muskets and people’s armies. Local police departments have enough militarized firepower to do away with even a large-scale armed revolt. Even attempting to repel a SWAT team raid on your home is futile. You’ll get blown away.”

But there are some points worth sharing.

First, we must come to grips with the reality that the present system does not foster freedom. It denies freedom and must be altered.

Second, voting is practically worthless. “In principle, it is a great privilege,” Aldous Huxley recognized. “In practice, as recent history has repeatedly shown, the right to vote, by itself, is no guarantee of liberty.”

“Slave or Rebel? Ten Principles for Escaping the Matrix and Standing Up to Tyranny”

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

It’s a shell game intended to keep us focused on and distracted by all of the politically expedient things that are being said—about militarized police, surveillance, and government corruption—while the government continues to frogmarch us down the road toward outright tyranny.”

Here is another link

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Politico: “It’s Time to Legalize Polygamy”

Who saw this coming? Everyone here. Polygamy, bestiality, and sex with children are not far off.

“Why group marriage is the next horizon of social liberalism.”

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This is not an abstract issue. In Chief Justice John Roberts’ dissenting opinion, he remarks, “It is striking how much of the majority’s reasoning would apply with equal force to the claim of a fundamental right to plural marriage.” As is often the case with critics of polygamy, he neglects to mention why this is a fate to be feared. Polygamy today stands as a taboo just as strong as same-sex marriage was several decades ago—it’s effectively only discussed as outdated jokes about Utah and Mormons, who banned the practice over 120 years ago.

Yet the moral reasoning behind society’s rejection of polygamy remains just as uncomfortable and legally weak as same-sex marriage opposition was until recently.”

Read the rest at Politico

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An Open Letter To The Chair Of The DNC, Debbie Wasserman Schultz

“Will Democrats Apologize for Slavery and Segregation?

Not likely.

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Dear Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz:

I note with interest this statement from you with regard to the controversy over the flying of the Confederate flag on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol. You said:

For decades community leaders in South Carolina — and across the country — have been calling to get rid of this symbol of hatred, and action has been long overdue.

But this is just the beginning of a conversation we as a society need to have about race, bigotry and violence in this country — not the end of one.”

Good enough. It’s good to know you wish to begin this conversation and I am happy to oblige. Let me begin with this question:

Will the Democratic Party finally apologize for supporting slavery, segregation, lynching, and the Ku Klux Klan?
Let me recall these lines from some of your party platforms.

From your 1840 platform:

Resolved, That congress has no power, under the constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several states, and that such states are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the constitution; that all efforts by abolitionists or others, made to induce congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto, are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences, and that all such efforts have an inevitable tendency to diminish the happiness of the people, and endanger the stability and permanency of the union, and ought not to be countenanced by any friend to our political institutions.”

Read more at the American Spectator

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Cloward, Meet Piven

“Wait What? DOJ To Fast Track Payout Of $29 Million To Families Of #Charleston Shooting Victims”

For the families of nine victims?

The Cloward–Piven strategy is a political strategy outlined in 1966 by American sociologists and political activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven that called for overloading the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty”

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That works out to about $3.2 million per family. Why is this huge amount coming out the taxpayers by route of the DOJ?”

From Weasel Zippers

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‘StingRay’ Was A Secret For A While…

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Here is an interesting article about the man who discovered it and made it public.

Stingray works by mimicking cellphone towers. The authorities drive around with them sending out signals and all mobile devices in the vicinity are forced to connect to it. It has reportedly been used by numerous enforcement agencies for years, thousands of times. But the problem is that any organization signing on to use the device is forced to sign a nondisclosure agreement.

This means that if a group is asked to divulge details of Stingray in court, they must drop the case.

Given all this, it’s quickly become clear that the authorities never wanted people to know that Stingray existed. In fact, according to the latest episode of the WNYC radio show Note To Self, it took an obsessed man in prison to comb through thousands of documents to piece together what was going on.”

Here is that man, Daniel Rigmaiden:

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Rigmaiden is a crook. He fraudulently filed for tax returns for dead people. He lived in the woods off-grid, used fake identities and did a good job of covering his tracks.

Still he was caught and sent to jail. While there he tried to figure out how they caught him. He determined that, “The only weak link, he thought, was the cellular AirCard he used to access the internet”.

Unable to convince a lawyer to defend him with such a claim, Rigmaiden decided to represent himself. The man requested thousands of documents pertaining to his case, and slowly combed through any mentions of new technologies. According to the Note To Self episode, he read over 15,000 pages of court documents.

Finally, Rigmaiden discovered a few allusions to new “investigative techniques” associated with cell towers.

Now there are constitutional questions regarding the legality of StingRay.

Read the rest at Business Insider

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Gorilla My Dreams

According to the UK Daily Mail, women in Japan have fallen for a gorilla in the zoo. There are interesting sexual things going on in Japan. They are the leading developers of lifelike sex dolls, they have a hit TV show called ‘Hand Job Karaoke’, and now a bunch of women there have ‘Fallen in love’ with a gorilla.

“The ‘handsome gorilla’ driving Japanese girls mad: Australian-raised ape finds fame as women flock to the zoo to see him because he is ‘so good-looking'”

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Handsome Shabani

A gorilla who grew up in an Australian zoo has become a heartthrob among women in Japan.

Shabani the gorilla, who now lives in Higashiyama Zoo and Botanical Gardens in Nagoya, has attracted a large following of admirers who visit him because he is so ‘handsome’.”

Here is another link. There are more pics there.

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” House bill would force the Supreme Court to enroll in ObamaCare”

Another Lone Star State Representative.

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A House Republican on Thursday proposed forcing the Supreme Court justices and their staff to enroll in ObamaCare.

Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) said that his SCOTUScare Act would make all nine justices and their employees join the national healthcare law’s exchanges.

“As the Supreme Court continues to ignore the letter of the law, it’s important that these six individuals understand the full impact of their decisions on the American people,” he said.
“That’s why I introduced the SCOTUScare Act to require the Supreme Court and all of its employees to sign up for ObamaCare,” Babin said.

Babin’s potential legislation would only let the federal government provide healthcare to the Supreme Court and its staff via ObamaCare exchanges.

“By eliminating their exemption from ObamaCare, they will see firsthand what the American people are forced to live with,” he added.”

Read the rest at The Hill

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