News of the Week (June 4th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for June 4th, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

Bill Would Eliminate ATF’s Ability to Ban Ammo Through Reclassification
Would prevent future bans similar to one attempted under Obama

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Trump expected to withdraw from Paris climate deal
The upcoming decision could be a victory for the nationalist wing of Trump’s White House.

We won’t always have Paris
President Trump has decided to withdraw the United State from the Paris Agreement on climate change. Politico asserts that the move “is certain to infuriate America’s allies across the globe and could destabilize the 2015 accord.” America’s allies, however, won’t be as infuriated as America’s mainstream media, though withdrawal will undoubtedly constitute another count in the Democrats’ list of high crimes and misdemeanors supporting Trump’s impeachment.

Trump Rejects Paris Climate Change Agreement, Whole World Loses its Mind
“The Paris accord is very unfair at the highest level to the United States.” Yep.

Paris: Trump Blocks First of Obama’s ‘Three Authoritarianisms’
Sometimes — maybe almost always — the world seems to run on Freudian projection. One of the salient recent examples is Barack Obama’s supporters — and Obama himself, literally and by implication — calling Donald Trump “authoritarian.”

Progressives Tout “Intersectionality” after Trump’s Paris Accord Decision
Amidst the outrage from leftwing Twitter yesterday afternoon — following President Trump’s announcement that he plans to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord — several progressive groups seized the moment as a chance to harp on the importance of “intersectionality.”

German carmakers fear losing competitive edge after U.S. Paris exit
Germany’s powerful car industry said Europe would need to reassess its environmental standards to remain competitive after the United States said it would withdraw from the Paris climate pact.

Dichiarazione Italia-Germania-Francia sull’annuncio degli USA dell’uscita dall’Accordo di Parigi sul clima
We, the Heads of State and of Government of France, Germany and Italy, take note with regret of the decision by the United States of America to withdraw from the universal agreement on climate change.

U.S. withdrawing from Paris climate agreement, Trump announces
President Trump said Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement to reduce greenhouse gases because it would cost American jobs, but he added a signature Trump condition: that he would be willing to renegotiate the agreement on more favorable terms.

East European States Mount Revolt Against Paris Agreement
EU Climate Policy Threatens To Destroy What Is Left Of Europe’s Steel Industry

Forget the Paris Accords
The Trump administration is currently facing a major decision—whether to withdraw the United States from the Paris Accords on climate change. The huge multi-national agreement was finalized in the closing weeks of the Obama administration, just days before Trump’s surprise victory in the presidential election. The key commitment made by the United States under the accords is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the next decade by about a quarter of their 2005 rate, with further reductions to come thereafter. But during his campaign, Donald Trump promised to pull out of the accords, and, at the recent meeting of the G-7, was the lone holdout against a ringing endorsement of the agreement. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been insisting that the United States stay the course, but it appears as if Trump is inclined to honor his campaign promise to pull out of the accords, a position in line with that of Scott Pruitt, the new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Democrats Plot “Revolution” to Circumvent Trump’s Paris Decision
Democratic officials have vowed to implement the goals of the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the accord Thursday.

Did The Male Insecurity Of France’s President Doom The Paris Deal?
The media cheered when French President Macron shook U.S. President Trump’s hand really hard. Now they’re reporting it helped doom their beloved Paris deal.

CanuckCare in Crisis
Last we looked, our Neighbors to the North© had some serious problems with their national health “care” scheme.

Yeah, about that Golden State Single Payer Plan
Hahaha.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Nevada physician: Insurance companies nixing cancer treatment, promoting assisted suicide
“Death with Dignity” laws seemingly manipulated to force treatable patients into the terminal category long before it is necessary to do so.

California’s Single-Payer Healthcare Bill Isn’t Based in Reality
On Thursday, the California state Senate passed Senate Bill 562, which seeks to establish a statewide single-payer healthcare system.

CA Senate passes single payer, still has no plan to get $400B a year for it
And you thought House Republicans dumped a mess into the hands of their Senate counterparts with the American Health Care Act. At least Congress put together some sort of fiscal plan to fund the changes in the AHCA at the federal level. In California, supermajority Democrats in the state Senate passed aSB562, a single-payer health system law, with not even any proposals to find the $400 billion a year it will cost the Golden State. That, by the way, is almost three times the state budget that goes into effect in four weeks.

Goodfellas government is coming to California — if the state’s voters approve single payer, which seems increasingly likely.
What do I mean by Goodfellas government? “F— you, pay me!”

The Single-payer Party? Decimated Democratic Party Searches for a Winning Platform
Single-payer, they think, might be just the ticket

 

War & Terror

 

AMIA Bombing Investigator Alberto Nisman Was Murdered, New Official Argentine Report Concludes
A forthcoming report from one of Argentina’s top security agencies will confirm that Alberto Nisman ‘ the special prosecutor who investigated the July 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish center in Buenos Aires, in which 85 people were killed – was murdered in his apartment on January 18, 2015.

“Direct Collision”: U.S. Successfully Destroys a Missile in Flight
In a “critical milestone” for the program to provide a missile defense umbrella over the U.S. homeland, the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Tuesday reported the first successful interception and destruction in flight of a target with ICBM characteristics.

After years of empty U.S. promises, Trump arms Kurds fighting ISIS in Syria
Weapons supplies had been stockpiled nearby in anticipation of President Trump’s go-ahead, which came Monday. The armament distributions, which the commander-in-chief approved despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey, will enable the tough Kurdish fighters to participate more aggressively in the imminent assault on the de facto ISIS capital of Raqqa.

FBI SWAT Team Raid in Dearborn, Michigan on “National Security Issue”
Various news outlets, including the Detroit Free Press, report tonight that the FBI has raided a home in Dearborn, Michigan on a matter of national security. Citing sources within the investigation, the report indicates that suspects in an incident at another location were tracked to the home.

China is developing a warship of naval theorists’ dreams
An arsenal ship that can be submerged in water.

Manila hotel shooting sees “ISIS” gunmen storm Resorts World hotel and shoot terrified guests as explosions heard inside
Islamic State was quick to claim responsibility for the attack at Resorts World Manila

London Bridge incident declared terror attack
Attack covered multiple locations

London Bridge is falling down
Belief in Islam is a necessary condition of radicalization into Islamism. What is termed radical Islam or Islamism represents a form of Islam. It is a form of Islam with which we cannot live.

 

National

 

The Art Of Building A Fake News Narrative: Was Darrell Issa Really “Hiding” On A Rooftop?
We hear a lot about “fake news.” And it’s no doubt a problem that no one really knows how to deal with simply. By the time we hear about a story being fake news it doesn’t matter. It’s too late.

Feminist researcher invents “intersectional quantum physics” to fight “oppression” of Newton
“Binary and absolute differences” are “exploitative”

Lawmakers propose defunding Evergreen State amid protests
State lawmakers in Washington are fed up with the antics of Evergreen State College, and plan to introduce legislation Thursday to privatize the left-leaning institution.

Parents sue San Diego schools over CAIR “anti-Islamophobia” lessons
Numerous parents are suing the San Diego school district over an anti-Islamophobia campaign they believe is a “politically correct solution to a problem that does not exist,” attorney Charles LiMandri said.

Report Finds Thousands of Noncitizens on Voter Rolls in Virginia
A conservative legal organization has uncovered that Virginia election officials removed thousands of voters between 2011 and May 2017.

New Name, Same Game: ACORN Revived as Soros-Funded “Democracy” Network
In 2009, James O’Keefe, Hannah Giles and Andrew Breitbart basically destroyed ACORN, the radical “social justice” group that had begun as a spinoff of the National Welfare Rights Organization and grown into a nationwide political network. The wreckage of ACORN exposed the connections between these left-wing groups and the Alinsky tactics used by former “community organizer” Barack Obama. Destroying ACORN as an organization, however, did not destroy the idea behind it, and many of the same people are now organizing a new network

Texas Antifa Group to Protest Statue of Sam Houston
History. How does it work?

Man Buys Ticket to Women-Only Wonder Woman Screening, Internet Loses its Mind
HOW DARE HE?!

House Intelligence Panel Issues Seven Subpoenas as Russia Probe Ramps Up
Four target former national security adviser Mike Flynn, Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, individuals say

Newly-evolved microbes may be breaking down ocean plastics
Plastic. There should be hundreds of thousands of tonnes of the stuff floating around in our oceans. But we are finding less than expected – perhaps because living organisms are evolving the ability to break it down.

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain
This could be where consciousness forms.

Republican governors elected in 2010 delivering to their states what Congress hasn’t
Susana Martinez and Brian Sandoval were swept into office as part of the 2010 GOP wave – two Hispanic governors in Western states who each had the potential for political stardom.

Illinois Purges Social Workers And Foster Families Who Don’t “Facilitate” Transgenderism
Illinois’s child welfare agency has proclaimed staff must “affirm” gender ideology and “facilitate” LGBT identities for kids—or be fired.

Campus Rape Policies as Law for All? Legal Group Says No
An influential group of law professors has once again declined to recommend that state governments enact policies favoring accusers in sexual assault cases, changes that already have been adopted by many colleges and universities.

University of Arizona denies “official” relationship with trans-hippo visiting scholar
“He is beyond excited to be in Tucson”

College reading lists “designed to indoctrinate students with progressive propaganda”
Raising a generation of activists.

Men say lesbians are all about them
An academic has provoked a firestorm of rage after claiming lesbians evolved because men are turned on by ladies who have sex with each other.

Why a gay law professor is trying to shut down women-only “Wonder Woman” screenings
Stephen Clark almost let it slide.

Oregon Man Fined for Doing Math Without a License Speaks Out
Free speech and traffic lights

Evergreen protesters hold admins hostage over demands
Video from inside Evergreen State College continues to leak, showing that protesters had at one point held administrators hostage until they agreed to comply with their demands.

Profs to spend summer in “inclusive learning” workshops
Colleges across the country are offering summer workshops for their professors on how best to “foster inclusion in teaching and learning.”

Women Now Dawning “Handmaid’s Tale” Red Cloaks and White Bonnets to Protest Pro-Life Legislation
This is not feminism, this is stupidity.

More than 5,500 illegals registered to vote in Virginia in last decade; 1,852 actually cast ballots
Critics say McAuliffe kept key facts hidden

Petition: LSU Tigers mascot a “symbol of white oppression”
An online petition is demanding that Louisiana State University change its “Tigers” mascot, calling the moniker “the most prevalent [C]onfederate symbol in the United States.”

Texas Leg’s Last Day in Session Ends With Near Brawl When Rep. Claims He Called ICE on Illegal Protesters
“I was pushed, jostled and someone threatened to kill me”

When Al Franken body-slammed a demonstrator
When I wrote about Fightin’ Greg Gianforte’s assault (as it seems to me) on a reporter, I believed that Al Franken had a history of physical aggression against folks who annoyed him. However, the only incident I recalled (and only vaguely) involved a much lower level of violence than Gianforte’s — pushing someone, perhaps someone in conservative media, out of his way in a Capitol corridor. Thus, I passed on claiming a Franken precedent.

Hundreds Vote Illegally in North Carolina after Court Bans Election Integrity Law
Less than a year after a federal appellate court sided with the Obama administration to strike down North Carolina’s election integrity reforms, a state audit reveals that hundreds of votes were illegally cast by felons and non-citizens in just one election. Voter impersonation, double voting and irregularities in absentee ballots sent via mail also tainted the election, according to the investigation conducted by the North Carolina State Board of Elections (NCSBE). The probe analyzed records from the 2016 general election.

U.S. Soccer Silent on Whether Religious Players Can Opt Out of Wearing LGBT Jerseys
On Friday morning, the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), also known as U.S. Soccer, announced that the U.S. Men’s National Team and the U.S. Women’s National Team will wear rainbow-colored numbers during June, LGBT pride month. But the federation did not say whether or not religious players would be able to opt out of wearing these rainbow numbers during games.

UCLA students rally in defense of beleaguered conservative prof
A group of UCLA students held a demonstration on campus last week demanding that popular conservative professor Keith Fink be allowed to continue teaching.

Senator Sasse Reflects On Bill Maher And The “N-Word”
Kathy Griffin has had a really bad week. Bill Maher, apparently, can’t take the competition.

Trump Administration Tells Democrats It Is Using Their Demand Letters for Origami Practice
While they are making a big production of demanding stuff, they really aren’t getting much of anything.

Students ask UMD to “expand the consequences of hate speech”
Students are demanding that the University of Maryland impose harsher punishments for “hate speech” in the wake of a tragedy on campus.

Prostate cancer trial stuns researchers: “It’s a once in a career feeling”
Study with “powerful results” finds that combining two existing therapies could extend the life of men with advanced, high-risk prostate cancer by 37%

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Guys. You Broke the Congressional Budget Office. Thank You!
Republicans are on the right path with their health-care plan: Give so much authority to states that a federal agency can’t even forecast what will happen.

Treasury Sanctions Russian Companies for Violating North Korean Sanctions
The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control has announced sanctions against Russian companies and individuals, as well as their North Korean correspondents, for violations of sanctions.

 

International

 

How BC’s NDP/Green coalition will create a national recession
Nothing lasts forever, and the moderately pro-business B.C. Liberal Party had a good run. Elected in 2001, they kept on winning – until this month.

Scientists Map The Genome Of Ancient Egyptian Kings, And They Weren’t From Africa
The first ever genetic analysis of mummies found that ancient Egyptian kings were more closely related to West Asians than Africans, according to a study published Tuesday by scientists at the Max Planck Institute.

Chinese state leader Zhang Dejiang announces Beijing’s plans to tighten grip on Hong Kong
NPC chief calls on city to enact controversial national security legislation

Europe Fights Back with Candles and Teddy Bears
Europe still has not realized that the terror which struck its metropolis was a war, and not the mistake of a few disturbed people who misunderstood the Islamic religion.

Venezuela devalues currency in crisis dollar sale
Crisis-hit Venezuela devalued its currency by 64 percent in a dollar auction that aimed to stabilize its foreign exchange market, officials said Wednesday.

Protesters fire home-made mortar rockets at police who respond with tear gas and water cannon as anti-government clashes that have claimed 59 lives in Venezuela continue
Venezuelan security forces used water cannons and teargas to disperse thousands of opposition protesters

Indian judge claims peacocks don’t mate and that cow urine prevents ageing
An Indian judge has claimed that peacocks do not mate, but sire their offspring through tears.

Europe’s Next Big War
Thousands of terrorists and thousands of soldiers.

School lunchbox police confiscate “unhealthy” foods, send home lecturing notes to parents
Parents in Western Australia are complaining after lunchbox police in several schools confiscated food from students and replaced it with a condescending note to parents.

Tests Show 76% of Suspicious “Child Refugees” in Sweden Are Actually Over 18
Swedish migration authorities released the findings of a wave of tests carried out on new arrivals to the Scandinavian country who claimed to be underage, but raised the suspicions of authorities.

Beer-Hall Mush: Merkel’s Statement Is about Germany, Not America
Many in Europe’s political elite long for a world without U.S. leadership.

Paris Mayor Wanted to Stop Black Feminist Festival for Excluding Whites, But Changes Mind
She found a “solution” with the organizers.

Merkel angry over Trump climate position and Brexit, says Germany “can no longer rely on” US and Britain
With Europe in grip of Jihadi terrorism and ever-worsening migrant crisis, German Chancellor wants to isolate Germany and take rest of Europe with her.

Venezuela’s plan for a “new constitution” is just more tyranny in disguise
It looks like Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the guy who told President Trump to “keep his pig hands off of his country,” is moving forward with his latest scheme to hang on to power in his crumbling country. He’s planning a referendum to allow the people to elect delegates to write a new constitution.

Meet Trudeau’s new language commissioner – A Liberal insider who barely speaks English
The official languages act is obsolete. Canadians learn French if they have to, and Quebeckers learn English if they have to. The mania over this issue from a generation ago is spent as numbers from Statistics Canada over the past decade confirm.

 

Opinion

 

The Coming Conservative Supreme Court
The left lives by abusing power and taking the rules of political processes and twisting those rules for naked advantage. So for many decades, brazen gerrymandering of state legislative districts and congressional districts assured Democrats for almost a half-century of unbroken control of the House of Representatives, with all the mischief that brings.

Democrats: Stay Out of Our Bedrooms…Now Let US In, and Drop Your Shorts
The ever rational and pragmatic Senator from California, Kamala Harris, took action recently where she was expressing concern over the upcoming census. (“Upcoming” meaning 2020, mind you.) (“Expressing” in the form of “demanding answers”, mind you.)

“Overpopulation” Fears Are a Hoax. Here’s Why Higher Populations Are Actually a Good Thing.
In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote “An Essay on the Principle of Population.” He predicted that mankind’s birthrate would outstrip our ability to grow food and would lead to mass starvation.

Without This Woman, American Might Not Have a Bill of Rights
You didn’t log on to the internet or switch on cable television in 1788 Boston to obtain breaking news of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.

Establishment Still Controls DNC and the Sanders Wing is Burning Out
“I would say that progress is sometimes slow, and that building a movement takes time”

What do conservative Never-Trumpers really want?
Dennis Prager column in National Review sparks debate.

The Campus Inquisition at Evergreen State College
Students are being steeped in an ideology and attitude in which racism in the name of social justice is accepted. That’s dangerous for the nation.

The Trump-Haley Effect at the United Nations
What caused the UN Secretary General and Norway to call out depraved Palestinian behavior?

Feminist Insanity at Taxpayer Expense: “Intersectional Quantum Physics”
How much taxpayer money goes into funding the University of Arizona’s Institute for LGBT Studies? However much it is, it’s too much. Why should the prestige of a state university be used to promote dangerous lunacy? For that is indeed what is being funded by Arizona taxpayers

So you want a counter-culture?
The counter culture I speak of is not a return but a rebirth of the West. It may never happen at a national level, but it can happen at a personal and local level. The rejection of the modern value system is a prerequisite of that. The differences I have with modern culture are that of first principles. I suspect my views are an anathema to many and offensive to even more. However, that is what is necessary to develop an actual counter-culture.

Trump… Our Claudius
The Roman Emperor Claudius, who reigned from 41 to 54 AD, was never supposed to be emperor. He came to office at age 50, an old man in Roman times. Claudius succeeded the charismatic, youthful heartthrob Caligula—son of the beloved Germanicus and the “little boot” who turned out to be a narcissist monster before being assassinated in office.

Presidential Motives in Court
Many of the judicial decisions about President Trump’s travel bans have turned on his campaign statements about Islam and Muslims. Judge Roger Gregory’s majority opinion in last week’s Fourth Circuit decision argued that Trump’s statements showed that his executive order had an impermissible anti-Muslim motive. Thus the order was unconstitutional even though the exact same order, down to the last comma, would have been constitutional if issued by a president without that history. Judge Niemeyer’s dissent argued powerfully against this mode of judicial reasoning.

The Campus Intersectional Shakedown
Eric Weinstein: “Protection racket where underrepresented groups sell protection from bigotry charges for apologies/concessions.”

Progressivism Can Only Be A Parasite
The only progressive institutions that are operational didn’t start out that way. Academia, the MSM, the Episcopalian Church, ESPN, the Nobel Prize Committee, the federal judiciary, AARP, all of those were simply co-opted by the progressives. Which is just more evidence that my thesis on the parasitical nature of evil (progressivism) is correct.

No, You’re Not More Likely to Be Killed by a Right-Wing Extremist than an Islamic Terrorist
Ramadan Abedi wandered into the Manchester Arena during a concert populated primarily by young teens and their parents, and detonated a suicide bomb, killing 22 people including an 8 year old girl, and injuring approximately 120 others.

Criminal probe on Capitol Hill staffers remains eerie
The criminal probe into a cadre of Capitol Hill techies who worked for dozens of Democratic lawmakers remains shrouded in mystery, months after their access to congressional IT systems was suspended.

With pronouns, the problem isn’t Chelsea Manning. It’s the government
Since the issue of “transgender pronouns” comes up here so often, it was refreshing to see a rather civil discussion of what’s turned into a contentious and frequently abusive debate picked up by David French at National Review. In it, he covers some of the typical problems encountered by people who prefer a more scientific approach to the question when they are confronted (or more often verbally assaulted) by enraged Social Justice Warriors. After detailing the response to a recent article he penned regarding Chelsea Manning’s crimes while in the Army (where he referred to Manning as “he” the same way I do), David points out that there is no level of uncivil discourse over the question of pronouns which can hold a candle to the real danger, which is when the government gets involved.

Campus insanity will get worse before it gets better
Students are out of control. And they’re not done yet.

Joyce Chaplin reveals how valueless a Harvard history degree really is
Harvard prof. Joyce Chaplin’s tweet about the United State’s creation reveals that a Harvard history degree is an imprimatur of ignorance.

Self-Hatred and Transgender Suicide
Not long ago, my friend Cynthia Yockey and I were discussing the transgender cult when she rather casually said something that struck me as profound: Transgenderism is a sort of suicide, involving the destruction of a hated self.

Werewolves of Chappaqua
(offered with apologies to Warren Zevon)

How can Ginsburg participate in Travel Order case after her *campaign* statements about Trump?
July 2016: “He is a faker”

A beginner’s guide to cultural appropriation. (A rant)
I have a dream. I dream that one fine day I will come across the news item based on the latest complaint from the Social Justice Warriors over this or that bit of evil perpetrated by the white heteronormative patriarchy which is simply so outrageous that we will have reached Peak SJW.

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