News of the Week (September 25th, 2016)

 

News of the Week for September 25th, 2016


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Election 2016

 

Changing who controls ICANN jeopardizes our presidential election
Changing who controls the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) so close to our presidential election will jeopardize the results of how you vote on Nov. 8 unless Congress stops this changeover. When the calendar hits Sept. 30, a mere 6 weeks before our election, the United States cannot be assured that if any web site is hacked, the responsible party will be held accountable. We cannot be sure if a web site is a valid. We cannot be sure if one country is being favored over another. These are all the things ICANN is responsible for and has worked perfectly since the Internet was created. Why change it now and so close to the election? Why does that matter to you as a voter?

NRA Hits Hillary in New Ad to Run in Five Swing States
“Don’t let Hillary leave you protected with nothing but a phone.”

Voter Fraud Far From “Myth,” Panel Asserts
This article has been corrected to reflect that Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton suggested that up to 15 percent of the United States population is noncitizens. That number bore no relation to the number of noncitizens voting.

Leftist Scolds Like Samantha Bee Are Definitely A Reason Trump May Win
“The Tonight Show” gets a bigger audience because most people aren’t looking for the self-righteous mirth of slamming those stupid Republicans right before bed.

Hispanic Dems “disappointed” with party’s Latino outreach
Congressional Hispanic Democrats are questioning the party’s approach to campaigning in Latino communities, as Republicans led by Donald Trump exceed expectations with the demographic.

Hillary: The Third World Has a “Right” to Move to the United States
In a sensible world, Hillary’s apparent belief that foreigners have a “right” to emigrate to the United States would disqualify her from the presidency.

Obama Rushes Citizenship Processing to Make New Hillary Voters
Stacking the deck…

Hillary: Demonic Possession or Natural Depravity?
The devil is in all her details.

Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate
Donald Trump on Saturday threatened to bring a woman that Bill Clinton had an extramarital affair with when he debates Hillary Clinton.

 

Obama Scandals

 

Polygraph panic: CIA director fretted his vote for communist
At his first polygraph test to enter the CIA, the future director had a secret.

Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal
President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday.

 

Gun Rights

 

Gun Rights a “Litmus Test for How Much You Hate Government”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) applauded Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for “proudly” pledging to take on the gun lobby and “calling out” opponents of gun control while campaigning in swing states such as Virginia and North Carolina.

Gun Inequality – Liberals now complaining about “hardcore super owners”
Is that like Hillary’s Super Predators from the 1990s?

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Why It’s Bad News That Paris Global Warming Agreement Now Includes 60 Countries
Thirty-one countries joined the Paris global warming agreement this week, officially committing to the pact along with the United States and China.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Belgium Lets A Legal Minor Euthanize Himself
This is the first reported instance of a child taking advantage of Belgium’s laxer stance after legislators allowed child euthanasia in 2014.

The American Doctor Who Loves UK’s NHS Has No Idea What She’s Talking About
This viral blog post is the rhetorical equivalent of me saying I had a great trip to the doctor in America, therefore the United Kingdom’s National Health Service sucks.

The youngest victims of an economic disaster: Babies are left in cardboard boxes at cash-strapped hospital in Venezuela as the country spirals into financial abyss
Heartbreaking pictures were taken by medical staff at a hospital in the northwest of the country

Expert: Child euthanasia center imminent in the Netherlands
Within the next year a center for euthanasia in children will open in the Netherlands, professor of pediatrics Eduard Verhagen predicted to Dutch newspaper AD, who calls him the authority in the field of child euthanasia.

 

War & Terror

 

Meet The Man Who Remained Unbroken Inside Cambodia’s Socialist Killing Fields
The question is not, “How could Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime be so evil?” but, “Why are we all not more like the Khmer Rouge?”

7 questions we have about bombings in New York and New Jersey
Rahami’s wife left the United States a few days before this weekend’s bombings, and US officials want to speak with her, a law enforcement official said on condition of anonymity.

London Counterterrorism Officer Quits Over Double Standard For Muslims
Political correctness causes London police to protect Muslim extremists within their ranks and discount reports of crimes they’ve committed, says former counterterrorism officer Javaria Saaed.

Islamic Terrorist Ahmad Rahami Traveled to Foreign Hotbed of Islamic Terrorism
The social-justice crowd loves to play identity politics when it comes to suggesting, for example, that all men are sexists who oppress women or that racism is to blame when a black suspect gets shot by cops. However, this progressive principle works the opposite way when a Muslim immigrant commits an act of terrorism. On such occasions, liberals tell us that the terrorist’s identity is irrelevant, and that we are not allowed to make any generalizations about Muslims based on the terrorist’s action.

China’s Artificial Islands Are Bigger (And a Bigger Deal) Than You Think
Surely you have heard the news – China has been dredging up coral reefs and creating artificial islands in the South China Sea with the purpose of enforcing their claims to “indisputable sovereignty” of their “Nine Dash Line”, and has defiantly continued to do so in the face of legal condemnation by the Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration. While the reactions of the United States and other nations to China’s island-building campaign have been vocal, some U.S. analysts and experts have been largely dismissive of the new islands’ potential effects on the regional balance of power.

U.S. Navy’s latest, greatest warship springs a leak
While Chinese and Russian navies conduct “island seizing” drills, our navy focuses on climate change and transgender awareness.

 

National

 

Mizzou newspaper fires conservative columnist for trying to “spark controversy”
Apologizes for “the hurt we know this column caused to people”

Virginia Supreme Court reviews school policy that punishes students who offend transgenders
School policies that let anatomical boys in girls’ locker rooms not only invade the privacy of those girls – they might be punished for speaking in the wrong way to transgender students.

America-themed BBQ “considered offensive” at Ramapo
Student groups at Ramapo College were forced to change the theme of an “American BBQ” because the administration deemed it too “offensive.”

Pro-choice college that kicked pregnant student out of dorm forced to change policy
Claflin University, a small historically black institution in South Carolina, kicked a student out of her dorm last year after it found out she was pregnant.

Colleges turn to coloring books to de-stress students
In the age of safe spaces and trigger warnings comes another new trend to the college repertoire: coloring books. This fall, campuses nationwide are offering coloring books to students to help them de-stress.

Police Called to Auburn University Over Clown Sightings
Where’s a bottle of seltzer when you need one?

Women earning more doctoral and master’s degrees than men
Women earned more doctoral degrees than men in 2015 – the seventh year in a row this has occurred. They also earned more master’s degrees and outnumber men in graduate school.

DISGUSTING: Charlotte rioters try to toss unconscious photographer INTO A FIRE
This is really disgusting

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Assaulted
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson has been assaulted at a dinner event in Sacramento, sources say. Johnson was allegedly hit in the face with a pie and yelled something at the mayor, causing Johnson to tackle the man and begin to beat him, according to East Bay Express.

Texas threatens to “exit” the federal refugee program over terrorist concerns
Texas, which has taken in more refugees than any state in the nation over the past year, is threatening to leave the federal refugee program if the Obama administration does not meet its security demands.

Conservative YAF group blocked from forming campus club, accused of “hateful protests” “Neo-Nazism”
Students seeking to form a Young Americans for Freedom club at Roger Williams University were shut down by a student government subcommittee, which voted unanimously on Tuesday to reject the conservative group’s bid for official recognition.

Students distribute “Racism Release Form” at Goucher College: “Everybody loves them”
Satirical group also offers “Adult Special Achievement” stickers

Twitter suspends Instapundit for suggesting people not become victims of racist thug rioters
If trapped would you become a victim, or drive through the mob?

Northwestern president uses microaggressions against people who use microaggressions
These “lunatics” offend people!

University of Tennessee investigates “Instapundit” law professor for Charlotte riots tweet
If you’ve followed bloggers since the dawn of the 21st century, you recognize the moniker Instapundit.

Academics can’t distinguish fake peer review articles from real ones, study finds
Robots are just as good at writing peer reviews of academic journal papers as humans, because humans can’t consistently distinguish the two.

War zone in Charlotte: White man begs for mercy as he is beaten while a reporter is nearly dragged into a fire by rioters as people are told to stay home from work after police shooting of black father
Disturbing videos have emerged of protesters brutally attacking bystanders in North Carolina city

Teen Sisters Hurt During Stockton Protest Felt Targeted Because They Are White
Stockton police are searching for the suspects in a vicious attack that happened on Friday against two teenaged sisters.

Why This Graphic Designer Isn’t Talking About Her Christian Beliefs on Marriage
Lorie Smith, a graphic designer from Colorado, wants to create custom websites and designs for couples who are getting married. However, Smith, an evangelical Christian, wants to create them only for marriages between one man and one woman.

SJW’s overrun YAF meeting to protest “feelings” remark
A Young Americans for Freedom chapter meeting at the University of Kansas erupted into shouts and chaos Thursday when students from outside of the club barged in to protest a remark by the group’s president. Chapter president Gabriel Lepinski sparked the ire of the protesters by commenting that “facts don’t care about your feelings” in response to a planned protest against “injustice.”

Another Legal Insurrection victory: Ct orders video released of anti-Israel 3rd Grade event
Ithaca (NY) School District has fought for almost a year to prevent release of video and other documents

College Activists Demand Diversity Forums, Literally Zero Students Attend
Students at a New York college haven’t bothered to show up for diversity discussion circles they pressured the school to create.

Film satirizing dildo protest deemed a “threat” to anti-gun activists
Gun control advocates are outraged over a film depicting a young woman being shot while wielding a dildo to defend herself from a home invader.

UH prof agrees to hand out “emotional first-aid kits,” balks at pacifiers
A University of Houston professor agreed to distribute “emotional first-aid kits” to students, apparently not realizing it was a satirical ploy by James O’Keefe.

Study: Vaporized Earth formed the Moon from it’s mantle after ancient collision
Chemistry says Moon is proto-Earth’s mantle, relocated

 

Economy & Taxes

 

The Experiment: Capitalism versus Socialism
University of Delaware climatology professor (and amateur history buff) David Legates offers some fascinating insights into a persuasive socio-economic experiment. His analysis could provide handy intellectual ammunition for ongoing battles between free enterprise-oriented Republicans and committed socialists in the Democratic camp.

 

International

 

PETA urges Tasmanian town to change “unhealthy” name
Do you need more proof that the leftist loons known as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are less about animal welfare and more about generating idiotic P.R. stunts for the sake of generating idiotic P.R. stunts?

The seventh man? Letter reveals new 1950s Cambridge spy suspect but judge rules he can’t be named – as he is still alive
A man is identified in a letter as the “seventh man” in Cambridge spy ring

France bans the use of plastic crockery and cutlery to aid battle against climate change ?share
Plastic crockery and cutlery is to be banned in France unless it is made from biologically sourced materials.

“F*** you EU!” Philippines president hits out at Brussels amid EU bureaucrats meddling
THE president of the Philippines has reacted angrily to criticism by the European Union over his bloody war on drugs with an extraordinary four letter outburst.

SWEDEN IN CHAOS: Number of “no-go zones” INCREASED as police lose control over violence
SWEDISH police are losing the battle against increasing levels crime and violence in the country as now 55 areas have been labelled as “no-go” zones.

Dealing with “The Stupid”
My world has become a dreary monotonous slog. It’s called interacting with the Anti-Discrimination Board (ADB) of New South Wales. You can see how dreary it is by looking at this graphic. It shows all the complaints, tribunal and court matters clogging up the legal system because I dared to think that homosexuality is immoral from the relatively unsafe distance of Queensland.

 

Opinion

 

What’s at Stake in the Next Supreme Court Term
The next Supreme Court term is beginning Oct. 3—and there’s plenty of contentious issues on the docket for the eight justices to rule on.

Why Anti-Bullying Programs Will Cause More Bullying
Anti-bullying programs depend on dividing and labeling children into categories.

Did Christie’s “Islam Problem” Lead to the Ahmad Terrorist Attacks?
In a recent column, Bret Stephens recognized that one of the lessons from this past weekend’s terror attacks is that “there is [a]… benefit in the surveillance methods that allowed police in New York and New Jersey to swiftly identify and arrest Mr. Rahimi before his bombing spree took any lives.” A Wall Street Journal editorial that same day noted that “Since 9/11… the NYPD has made great progress in being able to track down terror suspects.” And while the New York and New Jersey police departments deserve high praise for their handling of these attacks and quick apprehension of those involved, I cannot help but wonder if the injuries to its 29 victims could have been prevented.

Six heroic ways to disrupt campus safe spaces this fall
Dear Conservative, Republican and Libertarian students, Are you tired of leftist tripe shoved down your throats all year long? Do you want to fight back?

Pushing Kids Into Transgenderism Is Medical Malpractice
It is sadistic to use the public school system, which holds a captive audience, to engage in a social gender identity experiment with the nation’s young people.

Conservatives Should Give Up And Let Liberals Finally Enact A Just Society
Forget winning elections. It’s time to think of self-preservation. So here is the bold and daring plan that will save conservatives from obsolescence.

Never Take Advice From Feminists (The @FactoryGrrrl Edition)
How many times do I have to explain why you should never take romantic advice from feminists? Feminism is a movement organized around the grievances of unhappy women. If a woman is happy and successful in her life, she doesn’t need feminism, and so everything that feminists write about love and sex should be viewed with extreme skepticism, as I’ve explained: “Unless your goal in life is to become a Crazy Cat Lady, there’s not much expertise to be had from feminists.” And really, is it so difficult to become a Crazy Cat Lady that you need expert advice to do it?

Feminism, and the Failure Thereof
One of the things that mystifies me about young Third Wave feminists is that, for all they talk about”empowerment,” they seem to complain constantly about their helpless victimhood.

Our under-incarceration problem, Charlotte edition
Nearly lost in the controversy over the events leading to the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a black police officer in Charlotte is the killing of another black man during the ensuing protests. The victim was Justin Carr. Mr. Carr had wanted to tell his grandmother, who marched with Martin Luther King, that he took part in the protest.

Crazy People Are Dangerous (and @scaramouche2017 Is Deb Frisch)
When last we took notice of Deborah Frisch, Ph.D., the former psychology professor had been arrested again, shortly after her March 2015 release from jail in Eugene, Oregon, on charges of making a false police report. For those who don’t remember, Dr. Frisch is the moonbat whose online harassment of Protein Wisdom blogger Jeff Goldstein in 2006 got her fired from the University of Arizona. One of the terms of her 2015 conviction in Oregon was that Dr. Frisch “must complete a mental health evaluation,” and I’m sure we’d all love to see that report, if it ever becomes part of the public record.

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