News of the Week (January 22nd, 2017)

 

News of the Week for January 2222, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

7th Circuit strikes ban on target practice by minors, and near-ban on firing ranges
People younger than 18 have a Second Amendment right to target practice, with adult supervision. Broad bans on the location of firing ranges are unconstitutional. On these points, all three judges of a 7th Circuit panel agree, in the newly decided Ezell II.

Judge Sykes strikes down Chicago shooting-range regulations
Two of the leading contenders for a Supreme Court nomination are Judge William Pryor (11th Circuit) and Judge Diane Sykes (7th Circuit). Of the two, I am more familiar with Judge Pryor because we backed him during the contentious fight over his nomination and because I met him at a conference on “originalism.”

Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday-his last full day in office.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Statistician: UN climate treaty will cost $100 trillion – To Have No Impact – Postpone warming by less than four years by 2100
Danish statistician Dr. Bjorn Lomborg, the President of the Copenhagen Consensus Center: “We will spend at least one hundred trillion dollars in order to reduce the temperature by the end of the century by a grand total of three tenths of one degree…the equivalent of postponing warming by less than four years…Again, that is using the UN’s own climate prediction model.”

EPA Pardons Itself in the Animas River Pollution Case
EPA message to the little people: If you like your river, you can’t keep your river.

New website gives you the real deal on sea level rise and rates
http://www.SeaLevel.info now has interactive regression analysis (line/curve fitting) and visualization (graphing) tools available for mean sea level (MSL) measurements from over 1200 tide gauges, plus spreadsheets which combine various subsets of that data. This article is intended as a primer, for how to use these new tools.

Humans, not climate change, wiped out Australian megafauna
New evidence involving the ancient poop of some of the huge and astonishing creatures that once roamed Australia indicates the primary cause of their extinction around 45,000 years ago was likely a result of humans, not climate change.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Health Insurance “For Everybody” and the “Government Will Pay” Says “Republican” Donald Trump. AGAIN.
This should not be big, surprising, new news. But somehow it is.

Why Obamacare’s “20 Million” Number Is Fake
Liberals are notorious for caring about “groups” of people, but when it gets down to individual persons, not so much. You’re about to see this play out in spades as Democrats cry crocodile tears over the coming repeal of Obamacare.

Survey: Abortion rate now lowest since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973
Great news, if not surprising news. As contraceptive technology has improved, as the taboo against using it has shrunk, and as new restrictions on abortion have passed in various red states, it’d be odd if the rate weren’t declining.

Trump Signs Executive Order Curbing Obamacare
Hours after taking the oath of office, President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign pledge to try to start chipping away at Obamacare, and curb federal regulations.

 

War & Terror

 

Orlando shooter Omar Mateen’s widow arrested for obstruction of justice: FBI
The FBI arrested the wife of the Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen on charges of obstruction of justice, a US law enforcement official said on Monday.

New Project Veritas: “DisruptJ20,” A Collection of Leftwing Hate Groups, Caught on Video Conspiring to “Shut Down” Inauguration and Inaugural Events
One of the plans includes setting of butyric acid stink bombs in the Deploraball’s ventilation system.

Guns in violin case, other weapons found along Potomac in DC
A walker in Washington came across two guns in a violin case along the Potomac River on Wednesday, leading police to find several other weapons stashed in the area, officials said.

NATO general echoes Trump’s critique of NATO
Donald Trump has been criticized for declaring NATO obsolete. In my view, the truth of Trump’s statement depends on what he meant by “obsolete.”

Terror Attack in Australia? Driver Plows Vehicle into Pedestrians in Melbourne
Breaking news out of Melbourne, Australia, that at least three people have died after a man plowed a vehicle into a group of pedestrians near a shopping mall.

Obama Allies Working to Undermine Trump’s National Security Team
Behind-the-scenes move to hamstring Trump national security

Madonna: “Yes, I have thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House”
Madonna told thousands of Women’s March attendees in Washington that she has “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House” since President Trump was elected.

Milo Protester Shoots Suspected Conservative, No Charges After He Points To “Racism”
A man who shot someone outside a speech at the University of Washington (UW) by conservative provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos said his victim was a “white supremacist,” and police let the shooter go, even as the victim is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Victim Shot in Seattle Anti-Trump Riot Reportedly in Critical Condition
There was a shooting Friday night during a riot outside an event at the University of Washington where Milo Yiannopoulos was speaking. Because the identity of the victim and suspected gunman were unknown, and we had no idea what motivated the shooting, I waited for facts to emerge before commenting on this incident.

 

National

 

Trump Meets With Leading Supreme Court Contender
President-elect Donald Trump met with Judge William Pryor of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a lead contender for his first appointment to the Supreme Court, at Trump Tower late Saturday.

Oklahoma mother furious after she says her son was forced to kiss child during game at daycare
A mother is speaking out after she claims her son was forced to kiss another child following a game of “spin the bottle” at his daycare.

States Consider Legislation to Override Court Rulings
What about separation of powers?

Why Russia Loves the Idea of California Seceding
Once again, Moscow is winking at a long-shot breakaway movement in the U.S.

The ACLU Edited a Video of Their Testimony to Make Ted Cruz Look Bad
Ted Cruz himself drew attention to this one. The ACLU testified against Jeff Sessions, saying they think his record shows he’s too racist to be attorney general. Cruz cited the actual passages from court and ethics committee rulings, and the ACLU selectively edited them during their congressional testimony. And then the ACLU even selectively edited the video they posted to Facebook! How many times do you have to get caught lying?

Court Says Tossing A Flashbang Grenade Into A Room With A Toddler Is “Unreasonable” Police Behavior
The Evansville (IN) Police Department has seen a drug bust go up in a cloud of flashbang smoke. A search warrant for drugs and weapons, based on an informant’s tip, was executed perfectly… if you’re the sort of person who believes it takes a dozen heavily-armed officers, a Lenco Bearcat, and two flashbangs to grab a suspect no one felt like arresting when he was outside alone taking out his trash.

Parents Furious Over “Misogynist” Dating Assignment That Encouraged Girls to Be “Lady-Like”
Parents are up in arms about an assignment in an 11th-grade “adult roles and financial literacy” class in Utah that sent students out on $5.00 dates, ostensibly with students of the opposite sex. Jenn Oxborrow, who has a daughter in the class, posted a photo on Facebook of the handout the class was given with instructions for a date, assigned by her teacher at Highland High School in Salt Lake City. According to Oxborrow, the assignment was an example of Utah Department of Education-sponsored misogyny.

Schools offer “safe spaces” to combat “toxic masculinity”
Universities across the country are committing to fight “toxic masculinity” this year with conferences and events exploring the allegedly violent tendencies inherent to “manhood.”

Berkeley CR members allegedly hounded for political views
Members of the University of California, Berkeley College Republicans claim that merely belonging to the group makes them targets for harassment by campus leftists.

Following Harambe ban, Clemson RAs undergo mandatory free speech training
Following the infamous Clemson University Harambe ban last September – in which a dorm director put a moratorium on any depictions of the infamous gorilla, prompting the school to be criticized and mocked nationwide for an overzealous and unconstitutional enforcement of political correctness – campus officials appear to have decided Resident Advisors are in need of a primer on the First Amendment.

Scarborough: Trump Will Blow GOP Apart—W Last Republican Prez
Scarborough: Trump “in a sense, the first independent president”

North Dakota lawmaker’s bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic
A lawmaker in North Dakota sponsored a bill that would reportedly protect drivers who inadvertently hit pedestrians blocking traffic.

Cuba: US to share law enforcement info with the regime
Gregory Kolte reports that In final days, Obama administration signs law enforcement pact with Cuba (emphasis added).

Berkeley course explores “cognitive dysfunctions” of Trump
This semester, the University of California, Berkeley is offering an entire class devoted to dissecting the “cognitive dysfunctions,” “xenophobia,” and “fascism” of Donald Trump.

Worksheet on “Sharia law” irks school parents
Parents in Southern Indiana are upset by a middle school worksheet’s portrayal of “Sharia law,” which they say casts the Islamic code in a positive light while ignoring human rights violations and the oppression of women.

ACLU Official Mocks Elderly White People, Tells Them They Have “Five Years Left”
An official for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California mocked elderly white people at a city council meeting last week, telling them they had “five years left.”

Inside America’s secret community of MERMAIDS where men and women identify as part-human part-fish – and one gave up her job so she could concentrate on it full-time
Caitlin Nielsen dreamed of being a mermaid from a young age and declared at kindergarten it was what she wanted to be when she grew up

Rhode Island high school reschedules midterms for anti-Trump walkout
Classical High School in Providence, RI, pushed midterms from Friday to Monday.

“Gay Inc.” ripped for opposing Trump, refusing his outreach
Despite the fear mongering of liberal activists that President-elect Trump is a threat to the LGBT community, the incoming administration is poised to be the most gay-friendly Republican White House ever and is already reaching out for help on issues such as non-discrimination efforts.

Donald Trump taps Sonny Perdue as his agriculture chief
President-elect Donald Trump picked former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue on Wednesday to be his agriculture secretary, tapping a veterinarian-turned-politician who was the state’s first Republican governor in more than a century to lead the sprawling department.

Psychologists say you should masturbate at work
Mark Sergeant, psychology lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, told Metro that a “masturbation break” would be “very effective” at work and a great way to relieve tension and stress.

NEW Investigation Uncovers Plot to Chain the Trains & Shut Down DC During Inauguration
The latest Project Veritas video reveals DisruptJ20 plot to Chain Trains and Halt the DC Metro.

Liberal nightmare: Trump could appoint half federal judiciary
Ballotpedia analysis on federal judicial vacancies should scare liberals

Undocumented worker sues San Francisco for violating sanctuary law
An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador is suing San Francisco alleging police violated the city’s sanctuary city policy by turning him over to U.S. immigration authorities after he reported his car stolen.

UT students to flaunt “ungrabbable assets” at “twerkshop”
The University of Texas at Austin will host an Inauguration Day “twerkshop” where students will “move together like nasty women” to protest Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Conservative students ARRESTED for handing out Constitutions
Kellogg Community College is being sued after campus police arrested three conservative activists and college students while they were handing out pocket Constitutions and signing students up for a conservative student organization.

Marquette students required to attend “social justice” workshops
“Many professors” at Marquette University require their students to complete “reflection sessions” on race and privilege, strictly monitoring their attendance and participation.

GUPride hosting post-Inauguration “self-care” event
A Georgetown University student group is encouraging its members to “embrace the inner child” after a stressful Inauguration week with stuffed animals, juice boxes, and Legos.

University of Kansas maintains women’s-only lunchroom for Muslims
The University of Kansas maintains a women’s-only lunchroom that’s largely utilized by Muslim students, a venue billed as a “safe place” for them.

Meet the world’s first trans dad AND daughter: Mother of transgender girl reveals she is now also transitioning into a MAN
Erica House, a mother-of-six from Detroit Michigan, proudly supported her daughter Corey after she revealed she was a transgender girl

The People’s Cube Purged from Wikipedia
It’s the type of authoritarian overkill renowned satirist Oleg Atbashian has been spoofing at his blog The People’s Cube for years. For some nefarious reason, after about nine years of existence, the leftists at Wikipedia have have decided to completely scrub The People’s Cube entry from Wikipedia.

LGBT Activists Throw “Queer Dance Party” at VP-Elect Pence’s House
The first events protesting President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration kicked off Wednesday night, when a bunch of LGBT activists held a “queer dance party” in front of Vice President-elect Mike Pence’s house in Chevy Chase, Maryland, shutting down streets and causing a loud ruckus.

Natural selection is causing a decline in human “education genes”, say scientists
Is our species on a downwards spiral?

Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years
Thomas Fox-Brewster of Forbes is taking a closer look at a decade-plus of in-car surveillance, courtesy of electronics and services manufacturers are installing in as many cars as possible.

Orrin Hatch Spanks Dems On Obama Offshore Account Hypocrisy
Sen. Orrin Hatch had to remind Democrats they were being enormously hypocritical when attacking Secretary of the Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin.

“SAY WHAT?!”: Miami students told that “microaggressions can hurt”
Resident Assistants at the University of Miami erected a display titled “SAY WHAT?!” to brief students on what microaggressions are, why they “matter,” and how they can be stopped.

California Democrats Advocate Criminal Resistance to Trump
The New York Times reports on bold talk among California Democrats about resisting the Trump administration, via criminal activity if necessary

Fire starting boy at Trump protest says “screw our president”

USC students hold anti-Trump “oath-taking” during Inauguration
Students at the University of Southern California (USC) are hosting an oath-taking event to support “social justice values despite federal, state, or local policy.”

White students in Huntsville can’t transfer out of “failing” schools
Cassandra McAfee’s eighth-grade daughter is zoned to attend Columbia High School in Huntsville next fall. When McAfee saw last week that Columbia made the state’s list of “failing” schools, she immediately looked into a transfer.

Galileo satellites experiencing multiple clock failures
The onboard atomic clocks that drive the satellite-navigation signals on Europe’s Galileo network have been failing at an alarming rate.

Reports Coming In Trump Will Announce Move Of US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv
Seeing multiple sources announcing this.

Ashley Judd at DC March: “Hitler in these streets, new gas chambers”
Hitler mustache “traded for a toupee”

UC Berkeley gay activist wants to “strip” Milo Yiannopoulos “of your gay identity”
“you’re not gay anymore”

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Trump team prepares dramatic cuts
Staffers for the Trump transition team have been meeting with career staff at the White House ahead of Friday’s presidential inauguration to outline their plans for shrinking the federal bureaucracy.

Right to Work Spreads to New England
State senate passes bill 12-11

 

International

 

Britain sticks up for Israel: Is this the Trump effect?
Great Britain has refused to sign a joint agreement supporting negotiations for a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine. Its representatives at a “peace” conference in Paris said the Foreign Office has “particular reservations” about the process, given that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas failed to show up and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the event “the last twitches of the world of yesterday.”

A Trump effect in Canada
In this post, I suggested that Great Britain’s refusal to join European governments in signing a joint agreement regarding negotiations for a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine may well be due to a “Trump effect.” Britain wants good relations with the new U.S. president. In particular, it would like a trade deal. Trump seems favorable disposed to negotiating one.

Will Japan Stand in Splendid Isolation?
Shinzo Abe’s on a road trip to define Japan’s new identity in an era of Trump and Duterte.

Muslim translators are DELIBERATELY mistranslating migrants who convert to Christianity to get them deported, claims German pastor
Berlin pastor Gottfried Martens has baptised unprecedented amount of migrants

Schoolgirl fights for life “after gang-rape by headteacher and three other members of staff”
The girl, who is believed to be mentally challenged, is in a critical condition in hospital after the alleged attack on a school roof

“Go and read a history book!”: Lily Allen faces backlash after responding to May’s Brexit plan by tweeting that the world hates Britain because of “slavery”
Singer was commenting on Theresa May’s announcement on the plans for Brexit

Drinking engine fluid saves and heals, says pastor
A Daveyton pastor, who made his congregants drink a vehicle engine cleaning fluid during a sermon, has become the latest in a series of clergymen who used controversial methods to “cure” their members.

Brazilians Want Their Own Donald Trump
“The country is a mess. It needs someone to clean it up.”

Socialism works! Venezuela a nation of millionaires
Venezuelan socialism has been a huge success. There’s no doubting it now. Thanks to the brilliant economic management of President Nicolas Maduro there are probably now more millionaires in Venezuela than any country in the world.

Demands for military intervention as thugs turn Malmo into “no-go zone”
THE Sweden Democrats have demanded soldiers should be sent to Malmo to reestablish law and order as violent thugs have turned the city into a “no-go zone”.

Nigel Farage plans inauguration party as Europe’s far-right leaders visit US
Leading Brexit figure has reportedly invited hundreds of people to Washington event while Austrian politician says he is coming to city for meetings

Finland: Police Tell Kids To Rat On Parents For “Offensive” Facebook Posts Criticizing Politicians
Finnish police are brainwashing children to rat on their parents for making “offensive” posts criticizing politicians on Facebook.

“It’s incredible!” Cologne admits hiring TERRORIST SYMPATHISER as New Year security guard
A TERRORIST sympathiser was among known criminals hired as security guards in Cologne on New Year’s Eve to prevent a repeat of the previous year’s outbreak of sexual assaults by migrant mobs.

Canada 150 logo joins long list of publicly-funded graphic design fails
Have you seen the Canada 150 logo yet? If you haven’t, you likely will over the next 12 months because it’s going to be displayed across the country as part of Canada’s sesquicentennial.

 

Opinion

 

Trump and the American Divide
How a lifelong New Yorker became tribune of the rustics and deplorables

Normalizing The Communists Who Run Cuba Makes This Survivor Sick
Totalitarianism touches every aspect of every person’s life, and Cuban communism has been traumatic for adults and children not drunk with fanaticism.

Why the left hates Trump so intensely
The intensity of the hatred for a newly elected president faced by Donald Trump is equaled only by the reaction of the Confederacy to the election of Abraham Lincoln. That ended up in civil war, a precedent that one hopes will not be equaled. But there has been a remarkable fury at people who do not shun Trump: boycotts of a company whose shareholder contributed to a PAC supporting Trump, attempts to pressure the president of a historically black college to prevent its marching band from performing at the inaugural, and hateful rhetoric at Hollywood awards ceremonies. With much more to come.

Eight Was Enough
The Obama years, which left us divided and angry, paved the way for the ascent of Donald J. Trump.

Is a college degree the new high school diploma? Here’s why your degree’s worth is stagnant.
For decades, it’s been the best marketing pitch for college and university admissions offices: the so-called “degree premium.”

Gateway Pundit, Purveyor Of Fake News, Lashes Out At RedState For Calling Him Out
Jim Hoft’s unreliable Gateway Pundit blog took some time this past weekend to publish their outrage against me and RedState as a whole. Why? Because I have recently called Hoft and his site out for not only being sensationalist, but also for their absolutely incorrect reporting.

CA’s Democratic Politicians Cover Themselves in Trump-hate & Social Justice Shame
Can Peter Thiel make the California GOP electable again?

How Leftists “Think”
Among the dishonest tactics of rhetoric routinely employed by the Left is the False Analogy, “Trump is Hitler” being the latest variation. Scarcely a year ago, the esteemed voices of liberal media were assuring us that Donald Trump was a bumbling idiot who could not possibly win the Republican nomination.

What Goes Up…
Republicans should make hay now.

Worst president ever?
Our two most recent presidents both have been called “the worst president ever” by some of their critics. In doing so, these critics place partisanship well ahead of an understanding of American history. They should read up on the presidency of James Buchanan.

The #WomensMarch on Washington: Like “Seinfeld,” It’s a Show About Nothing
The organizers of Saturday’s Women;s March on Washington are Democrats who are protesting that a Republican won the election. Period.

President Obama’s Pardon For Oscar Lopez Rivera Trades A Terrorist For Votes
The president’s action carries the same unavoidable whiff of playing identity politics with a key voting bloc of the Democratic Party.

New Trier High School Avoids Diversity Like the Plague
Conservatives claim that government schools are in the tank for “progressivism” and that “progressive educators” lie when they claim to value diversity. There is no better evidence for those claims than the upcoming “All-School Seminar Day 2017” on Feb. 28 at New Trier High School (both campuses), which serves the affluent communities of Northfield and Winnetka, Illinois.

Transgender, Autism & Intellectual Authoritarianism

Anti-Star Wars : Turning off & tuning out SJW drama
Conservatives mock insipid ads, “anger signal” with entertainment choices.

Confessions of a Never Trumper: Why I’m Hopeful
A new beginning

The “Male Feminist” Who Understands Neither Himself Nor Feminism
You may remember Hugo Schwyzer, The Psychotic Professor, whose status as a “male feminist” was destroyed in 2013 when he had a breakdown after the exposure of his abusive behavior toward women, including the young community college students he was having sex with. His Twitter account hasn’t been active since March and his personal blog has disappeared, but Schwyzer has kept writing at Medium.com. And by “writing,” of course I mean, embarrassing himself.

Here Are The Most Unhinged Reactions To Trump’s Inauguration Yet
On Friday, Donald Trump was inaugurated the 45th president of the United States, and many people lost their minds. Pundits melted down on live TV, protestors destroyed Washington DC, and some literally threw temper-tantrums.

The #WomensMarch: Why Trump Won
Ugly women holding up ugly signs expressing ugly sentiments – the #WomensMarch to protest Donald Trump’s presidency is perhaps the clearest explanation of why Donald Trump is president. The all-out feminist crusade mounted on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign reminded millions of Americans of why they hate feminism.

Billions for billionaires, pittance for parents Jan18 by Thomas Mitchell
If the Titanic had only hit the tip of the iceberg it might still be afloat today.

Personal Moral Relativism Collapses into Emotivism
I recently made a post to Twitter to explain why the simplest kind of moral subjectivism necessarily collapses into emotivism or moral non-cognitivism.

Inaugurations Should Be About Tradition, Not Celebrity Egos
Tomorrow, on January 20th, Donald Trump will be inaugurated the forty-fifth President of the United States. His election was marked by a great deal of turmoil, which hasn’t abated with preparations for the inauguration. Celebrities have publicly denounced both Trump and any performers willing to sing at his inauguration, and protests have been planned throughout the weekend. Have Presidential Inaugurals always been so fractious?

Something else Trump could take care of: catch Roman Polanski
One thing that Europe seems proud to lord over everyone is the fact that convicted pedophile child rapist Roman Polanski is not only still walking free and living the sweet life, but receiving various honors from his industry. The latest example cropped up this week when it was announced that the monster in question would be heading the jury panel for the Ceasers, which are the European equivalent of the Oscars.

Signs-of-Madness: A look at the #WomensMarch
Valuable lessons abound…just not the ones that the organizers intended.

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