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Mattis: “War Fighters Should Concentrate On Killing”

What a concept. The President has removed the transgender people from the military. Now there is no reason to train warriors to be nice to them. How many other needless classes have been imposed on them?

“Mattis: Get unnecessary training off warfighters’ backs”

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of all the administrative and training requirements that prevent trigger pullers and pilots alike from focusing on warfighting.

In the memo obtained by Military Times, Mattis on Friday directed the services, the National Guard Bureau and the combatant commanders to determine what changes are needed to give each branch increased flexibility to organize, train and equip more ready and lethal forces.

Notably, Mattis has ordered a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks” – the many hours soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines spend prior to deployment meeting the Pentagon-required tasks that sometimes have little to do with the role they will actually fulfill when deployed.”

More at Military Times

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And You Can Bet It’s A Good One

“The NAACP Has A Plan To Overhaul The Nation’s Charter Schools”

Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, listens to testimony during the second day of confirmation hearings on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) nomination to be U.S. attorney general in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A NAACP task force that spent several months traveling the country learning about charter schools released a report Wednesday with the group’s conclusions. The report comes less than a year after the civil rights organization controversially passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the growth of charter schools last October.

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Over 3 million children in the U.S., about a third of whom are black, currently attend charter schools. In its previous call for a moratorium on expansion of these schools, the NAACP expressed concerns that charters perpetuate segregation, subject students to overly harsh discipline practices, divert funding away from traditional public schools and face weak oversight. The new report does not back down from these assertions.”

All race all the time. ‘Charter schools perpetuate segregation’. Even though a third of the students attending them are black? Harsh discipline? According to whom? Boo hoo.

From the Huffington Post

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Online College Courses Now Available To Allow You To Change The World

The group is called Coursera. They claim they have a goal. That goal is to Indoctrinate help people, from the image below, women, change the world into something different – something ‘Fair’.

“Introducing #LearnActImpact: 14+ new courses to empower you to change the world”

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of 14 brand-new courses in topics like social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and global challenges. We’ll be launching additional courses in these topics throughout July and August, so stay tuned!

These courses offer a unique opportunity to learn directly from top experts on some of the most difficult issues facing our global society today. You’ll gain a nuanced understanding of topics ranging from climate change, to diversity and inclusion, to mass incarceration; you’ll also build the concrete skills you need to be an effective professional leader and global citizen.”

Then there is a list and a brief description of each of the fourteen classes. The classes are online so you won’t have to physically commute to the various campuses across the country that are offering these activist indoctrination training classes. And there is some good news:

Financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.”

On Coursera’s ‘Terms’ page there is a lot of discussion about fees, without telling us how much the courses cost, refunds, and this:

No Academic Credit

Unless otherwise explicitly indicated by a credit-granting institution, participation in or completion of a course does not confer any academic credit. Even if credit is awarded by one institution, there is no presumption that other institutions will accept that credit. You agree not to accept credit for completing a course unless you have earned a Course Certificate (or other equivalent Coursera credential) for that course. Coursera, the course instructors, and the associated participating institutions have no obligation to have a course recognized by any educational institution or accreditation organization.”

So the courses are really valueless.

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Another Proposal To Punish Success

A person named Abi Wilkinson wrote a piece for the UK Guardian with the title, “Why not fund the welfare state with a 100% inheritance tax?”

Posted under a banner that says this:

Inheritance tax
Utopian thinking

Apparently the Guardian has a regular section devoted to Utopian Thinking.

Britain is having trouble funding social programs. Naturally, rather than trying to cut costs or make them more efficient, thoughts go naturally to the confiscation of wealth.

‘Cultural norms teach us that the inheritance of private property is the default and any expropriation of this wealth must be justified. It should be the other way round.’ Photograph: Getty Images

Her proposal is fairly simple.

Morally speaking, people who stand to inherit large sums haven’t done anything to earn that money. An accident of birth placed them in a comparatively wealthy family and they’ve benefited from that their whole life. Some people who stand to inherit have struggled, true, but so have many people who won’t inherit anything at all.”

‘There’s some value in respecting the wishes of the dead, but why is that more important than social housing or healthcare?’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

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NYT Covers Clashes In Venezuela…

… Without once using the term, “Socialism”. It’s a photo essay with descriptions. The people are upset about food an medicine shortages. What are the editors trying to protect?

“The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask”

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot.

An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.

Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at President Nicolás Maduro and his increasingly repressive leadership.

These confrontations often turn into lopsided and sometimes lethal street brawls — more than 90 people have been killed and more than 3,000 arrested.”

More at the New York Times

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They Do It To Me, Too, And I Am White. They’re Just Being Rude.

Rude and thoughtless. Get over it – and get over yourself.

“NY Times Reporter Accuses White Women Of Racism On City Sidewalks For Not Getting Out Of His Way…”

Greg Howard, the complainer. Everything that happens to him is racist.

Greg Howard, a writer for the Sunday Metropolitan Section, in a Wednesday essay titled Was That Racist?, said white women in particular will not make space for him when he’s walking down the street

He also added that there are times when he’s had to step off the sidewalk and into the road, making him ‘feel small’.

In seven years of living and walking here, I’ve found that most people walk courteously – but that white women, at least when I’m in their path, do not,’ Howard wrote.

‘Why only and specifically white women? Do they refuse to acknowledge me because they’ve been taught that they should fear black men, and that any acknowledgment of black men can invite danger?’”

More here

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Oh, Good. A List Of Demands From A Millennial

Just in case you wanted to know what it is that gets their Pampers in a twist, Inc. Magazine has posted a piece by a Millennial that tells you five things they don’t like about you and me.

“Millennial Writer Releases What Can Be Called A “Snowflake Manifesto””

For one thing, don’t interrupt our social networking

Many individuals in older generations think that Millennials are overly sensitive, but it may be the other way around. If Millennials are simply asking older generations to be respectful of others by using more inclusive language, and older generations respond with hostility–a common response to feeling threatened–perhaps older generations are dealing with an underlying fear of being unable to adapt to a changing world.”

He sounds impolite and uncaring about other’s thoughts. Childish, really.

More at The Hayride

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Minneapolis Mayor Tries To Placate Muslims By Firing Police Chief

The city’s men object. They want the Mayor gone, too. Interestingly, we find there are men in Minneapolis.

The Mayor had to call the police chief back from vacation to fire her. A competent chief would have returned immediately to deal with the problems of a Muslim cop shooting an unarmed woman to death.

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… And White Men Can’t Dance

“At Cal State, algebra is a civil rights issue”

Everything is a civil rights issue nowadays.

The next civil rights court battle for California higher education may be about algebra.

California State University is finalizing new system-wide math policies as part of an initiative to increase graduation rates and address equity gaps. But a recent move by CSU affecting students transferring from community colleges threatens to undermine community college efforts to do the same.

The culprit is Intermediate Algebra, a high-school level course of technical procedures that most college students will never use, either in college or in life.

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About 80 percent of African Americans required to take more than one remedial class in math do not complete their math requirements within six years, compared to 67 percent of Hispanics and 61 percent of whites, according to the community college system’s student success scorecard. A recent estimate found that, among community college students, 50-60 percent of the racial disparity in degree completion is driven by decisions to place students in math remediation, according to an unpublished study by the RP Group.”

So, of course, the way to get more kids to graduate is to lower the requirements to graduate. Of course. Why didn’t I think of that?

From here

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Moving Toward The Killing Fields

“University of Chicago Professor: Infanticide Is Morally Acceptable”

He makes a great argument for ending abortion. This is the kind of morals our kids are being taught at University.

Jerry Coyne, a professor in the department of ecology and human evolution at the University of Chicago, recently posted a defense of killing disabled infants on his Why Evolution Is True blog:

If you are allowed to abort a fetus that has a severe genetic defect, microcephaly, spina bifida, or so on, then why aren’t you able to euthanize that same fetus just after it’s born?”

More at National Review

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Islamists Have Been Stabbing People In England…

… Home Secretary announces a ban on knives.

Can you believe it? This is what caused the outlawing of guns. Rather than dealing with the perpetrators, putting them in the clink or worse, the idiots go after the tools they used. That is the definition of Moonbattery.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd

Home Secretary Amber Rudd is proposing to make possessing these deadly items illegal everywhere

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Home Secretary Amber Rudd will today propose to make possessing them illegal everywhere, whether in public or at home.

A long list of dangerous weapons that glamorise violence will also be included in the total ban, putting them on the same legal footing as unlicensed firearms.

They include sword sticks, butterfly knives and blowpipes, as well as a range of martial arts weapons such as deathstars and handclaws.

Only people having the weapons for bonified ceremonial or religious reasons will be exempt from the ban.”

‘Bonified’?

More at The Sun

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NRA Goes After Washington Pos Lies

“Journalism Dies at The Washington Post”

“You people do more to damage the country with a keyboard than every NRA member has ever done.”

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A Gun Control Proposal Based On Facts

Written a few years ago this list leaves out James Hogkinson who attacked the Republican baseball practice. As the article points out, too, the Washington Pos has been trying to blame Hodgkinson’s shootings on right-wing radio.

From here

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They Should Start In Elementary School…

… Like the enclosed image shows. Still, it is a start.

“New Legislation Aims to Put Firearms Education in Wisconsin High Schools”

The way it was when sanity ruled

On June 30, 2017, 18 Wisconsin Representatives and 5 State Senators introduced Assembly Bill 427, common sense legislation aimed at putting firearms education into high schools across the Dairy State.

The bill would require the state superintendent of public instruction to work with the Department of Natural Resources, a law enforcement agency, or an organization that specializes in firearms safety to develop a curriculum for a comprehensive firearm education course to be offered as an elective to high school pupils. It would not require any school district to offer the course and would prohibit the presence or use of live ammunition.”

More at Bearing Arms

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An Intelligent Woman Breaks The Shackles Of Progressivism

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Good Question: “So why are you trying to stop them from hurting themselves?”

Aaron Clarey, AKA ‘Captain Capitalism’, asks this question in a screed on his website titled, “Why Major Metros Deserve $15 Minimum Wages and Municipal Income Taxes”

There’s been three major municipal events over the past year.

1. Seattle approved a $15/hour minimum wage.
2. Minneapolis approved a $15/hour minimum wage.
3. Seattle approved a municipal income tax on it’s richest citizens.

Republicans, libertarians, and other assorted “non-leftists” are in uproar over these items and tender the same, and correct, arguments against them. They will drive away businesses, employers, rich people, and others. They will lessen the amount of employment offered to the public. And they will actually hurt the poor, the disadvantaged, and the ADHDDHADHDDHD people’s the left so loudly claim to want to help.

It is a rare instance where the right is actually trying to help those on the left.

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If you look at large metro areas they are predominantly populated by liberals, leftists, college students, and trust fund babies. And those that make enough money to be taxed in a municipal income tax are also likely goodie-two-shoes-obedient-leftist-sheeple who just can’t wait to buy some kamboucha at Pioneer Square.

So why are you trying to stop them from hurting themselves?”

I suppose it’s not the people he lists that we are trying to warn. The vast majority of the folks who live in those would-be Utopias are working-class people who can only afford to go out to Denny’s for dinner on a rare occasion. Those are the people who will find empty buildings one day in the future instead of the affordable meals they have gotten used to. It’s also the cooks, waiters, and bus people who will be laid off. The cost of everything will go up within the cities and the companies will relocate to areas not trapped by the new laws.

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The BART Security Cameras Are Succeeding. They Are Recording Robberies, But…

Bay Area Rapid Transit installed security cameras in their cars. Robberies were committed and recorded. It seems the robberies were committed by several groups of young people who belong to a protected group.

“BART Withholding Surveillance Videos Of Crime To Avoid ‘Stereotypes’”

Whodunit? I dunno

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — In the last three months, there have been at least three robberies on BART involving groups of teenagers.

“I think people are genuinely concerned — they are fearful about the stories that have come out about the recent attacks, the assaults, the thefts,” said Debora Allen, who is a member of the BART Board of Directors.

April 22: Forty to sixty kids boarded a train at the Coliseum stop and robbed seven passengers, beating up two;

June 28: A group of four kids assaulted a passenger and made off with a cell phone at Dublin; and

June 30: A woman on a train with about a dozen teenagers had her phone snatched by one them before the group got off at the Coliseum stop. Thankfully, a good Samaritan was on hand to retrieve the phone.

So far, BART has refused to turn over surveillance video for any of these incidents.”

More at SFO CBS Local

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Washington Pos Hires Muslim Writer To Defend ‘Jihad’

The Washington Pos has an opinion piece titled, “‘Jihad’ is not a dirty word”. It was written by someone named Qasim Rashid and published on July 8. The piece is a response to the Islamist Linda Sarsour using ‘Jihad’ in a speech. Lots of people reacted strongly for her call for jihad and with good reason.

Linda Sarsour

Jihad evokes images of beheadings, setting people on fire in steel cages, lining other people up and killing them with automatic weapons, and suicide bombings.

But this writer tells us it doesn’t mean any of those things.

Contrary to what extremists and anti-Muslim personalities claim, the word “jihad” does not mean “to wage holy war,” or “to kill the infidel,” or “to commit terrorism.” The word “jihad” means “to struggle.”

Yeah, right. The Koran allows Muslims to lie. It calls the act, “Taqiyah’. Wikipedia has this:

Taqiyya is an Islamic juridical term whose shifting meaning relates to when a Muslim is allowed, under Sharia law, to lie.”

So Rashid is following the tenets of his religion. Do any of you believe what he and the Pos are trying to tell you?

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For Some Reason They Had To Do A Study

They have been coddled and catered to all their lives. No one has allowed their feelings to be hurt and no one has trained them for the basic tasks of life. We see that if they don’t get their way they throw tantrums.

“Millennials aren’t ready for the ‘reality of life’ and suffer from panic attacks and anxiety problems, research finds”

Study of 2,000 would-be students found many aren’t prepared for university life

More than half of millennials don’t know how to pay a bill or the real costs of rent

Researchers warned that prospect of leaving home is worrying many millennials

Around half are anxious at this prospect and 27 per cent are having panic attacks”

That’s why they are called snowflakes.

More at the UK Daily Mail

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Racist Maxine Waters Says Bad Things About Black HUD Secretary

“Maxine Waters: Ben Carson ‘doesn’t care about people in public housing'”

Ben is bad

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) ripped into Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson in a speech Saturday, saying Carson “doesn’t care about people in public housing.”

“[Carson] knows nothing about the mission of HUD,” Waters said in a speech at the Essence Festival in New Orleans. “He doesn’t care about people in public housing. He believes that if you are poor, it is your own fault. And he doesn’t know the difference between an immigrant and a slave.”

It’s because he’s black, isn’t it.

From The Hill

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What Search Engine Do You Use?

“Google to give $2 Million to Campaign Involving Leading Gun Control Groups”

Google announced plans on Friday to donate $2 million to a violence reduction campaign that includes the nation’s leading gun control organizations.

The grant will be given by Google.org, an arm of the search giant that provides money and resources to nonprofit organizations, and go to the PICO LIVE FREE Campaign. That campaign focuses on reducing gun violence, especially in minority communities centered in major cities. The new initiative it’s creating with the grant will involve gun control groups like Everytown for Gun Safety, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Americans for Responsible Solutions, Guns Down America, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, and the Alliance for Gun Responsibility.”

More at the Washington Free Beacon

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Pulling The Flush Lever In Minneapolis

Doing the same idiotic thing and expecting a different result. Factually challenged progressive council members will feel good fora short while – until the laws of economics take control. But by then most of them will no longer be council members. They will be Congress members. Think about that, Minnesotans.

“Minneapolis City Council Ignores Damning Seattle Study, Passes Its Own $15 Minimum Wage”

A week after the release of a study revealing the high cost of Seattle’s minimum wage, the Minneapolis City Council rammed through a $15 minimum wage over the strenuous objections of workers and businesses.

The council voted 13-1 in favor of a tiered minimum wage roll-out schedule for large and small businesses modeled closely on Seattle’s. The first of the wage increases will kick in in January 2018.”

More at Reason Magazine

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Another Shooting In A Gun-Free Zone

This time it was a double-plus-good gun-free zone. It was in a hospital and it was in New York City.

“Multiple Doctors Shot at Bronx Hospital – Shooter Dead, NYPD Says”

Bronx – Multiple people were shot Friday afternoon, including doctors inside a New York City hospital.”

More here

Update: From CBS New York:

The shooter, Dr. Henry Bello

Photo of the AM-15 used by the suspect. (Credit: NYPD)

No wonder his kill rate was so low. There are no sights on the rifle.

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Leftists Blame NRA For Leftist Violence

“Progressive Journalists Are Outraged At The NRA For Pointing Out Leftist Violence”

This was not done by an NRA member.

Two days before an assassination attempt on Republicans, the NRA posted a video on Facebook warning of leftist violence. Progressive journalists are now pretending political violence is the NRA’s fault.”

Here is that video:

Progressives, however, are outraged at Second Amendment defenders for having the audacity to claim a right to self-defense in the wake of a mass assassination attempt. On Thursday, failed Baltimore mayoral candidate and Black Lives Matter gadfly Deray McKesson raged at Dana Loesch and accused her and the National Rifle Association (NRA) of “white supremacy” for noting in a prophetic promotional video filmed in April that progressive activists were becoming increasingly violent.”

More at The Federalist

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This Should Be Fun

Peta Issues a worldwide challenge:

Play here

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