News of the Week (June 11th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for June 11th, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

Czech government tells its citizens how to fight terrorists: Shoot them yourselves
A couple of months ago, Czech President Milos Zeman made an unusual request: He urged citizens to arm themselves against a possible “super-Holocaust” carried out by Muslim terrorists.

Europeans respond to terrorist attacks with tougher gun control laws
Some say the Europeans have been slow to make changes to combat the rise of Islamist terrorism. But it’s not true that the EU has been unresponsive. According to the Washington Post, after the 2015 terror attacks in Paris, France pushed the European Union to enact even tougher anti-gun policies than the stringent ones already in place.

Neighbor Saves 3-Month-Old Twins by Shooting Man Trying to Drown Them
A woman and her 3-month-old twins are alive thanks to the actions of her neighbor on Friday.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

31,487 U.S. Scientists Reject Global Warming Hoax
A growing list of 31,487 U.S. scientists (and counting) has signed a petition strongly rejecting as unproven the hypothesis of man-made global warming or climate change. These signers include four NASA astronauts, at least two Nobel Prize winning physicists, 9,029 Ph.D.s and some of the nation’s top climatologists. Only U.S. scientists are included in this particular petition. Only relevant scientific fields are included.

Scientists Increasingly Discarding “Hockey Stick” Temperature Graphs
“[W]hen it comes to disentangling natural variability from anthropogenically affected variability the vast majority of the instrumental record may be biased.” – Büntgen et al., 2017

UC-Davis students demand “environmental justice” degree
Students are demanding that the University of California-Davis create an “Environmental Justice” degree program because existing environmental studies courses are not focused on “social justice.”

The Treasonous Secession of Climate Confederacy States
Prosecute Governor Brown for treason.

California signs its own “climate accord” with China
Governor Brown’s contribution to the #Resist movement.

First U.S. Natural Gas Shipped to Poland
Poland just took a symbolic step forward in wresting itself from Russia’s energy dominance.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Young Doctors Rejecting Hippocratic Oath
Well this is certainly alarming. According to a Medscape poll, younger doctors are turning their backs on the Hippocratic Oath.

Wednesday Linkage
In no particular order

How Electronic Medical Records Exploded In Doctors’ Faces And Politicians Got Off Scot-Free
The past decade of throwing taxpayers’ money at health information technology makes the Solyndra boondoggle look like chump change.

 

War & Terror

 

Federal Government Contractor in Georgia Charged With Removing and Mailing Classified Materials to a News Outlet
A criminal complaint was filed in the Southern District of Georgia today charging Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a federal contractor from Augusta, Georgia, with removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet, in violation of 18 U.S.C. Section 793(e).

(Don’t) Walk this Way
In the wake of London, an obvious, and grim, thought.

Muslim Man Runs Into Christian Wedding in Spain, Attacks Priest
Last Saturday, a 22-year-old man interrupted a Catholic wedding in the San Pablo Church in Valladolid, Spain, when he ran inside, shouted “Allahu Akhbar,” and attacked the priest. The shocked couple could do nothing but watch in sheer amazement at what was happening.

Washington Post covers up Left-wing violence in Portland
After the election of a president it hates, the Washington Post adopted as a slogan “democracy dies in darkness.” But “darkness” isn’t a problem in our society. With the media explosion of the past few decades and the constant glare of the news cycle, the problem, if any, is confusion. The danger is being blinded by the lights.

Secret NSA report: Russian military intelligence hacked U.S. voting software supplier, local officials weeks before the vote
Let’s start with a caveat from one of the authors of The Intercept’s story, just so we’re clear on what *isn’t* being alleged.

Theresa May: We Could Not Have “Predicted” or “Envisaged” Latest Terrorist Attacks
Really? What about history?

Did CNN stage London anti-ISIS Muslim protest?
Network claims demonstrators were showing their signs to the media

Reasons why Saudi, UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt severed ties with Qatar
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt severed ties with Qatar on Monday morning, following a diplomatic rift in the Gulf region in recent weeks.

London Mayor’s Ties To Extremism Call Commitment To Fighting Terror Into Question
Khan Has Been Affiliated With Organizations Tied To Hamas, Al-Qaeda, Al Nusra, ISIS And The Muslim Brotherhood

Iran’s revolutionary guards slam Saudis for Tehran attacks
Iran’s revolutionary guards have blasted Saudi Arabia for supporting ISIS in the deadly twin attacks in Tehran on Wednesday, an accusation likely to infuriate the Saudi kingdom amid high tensions in the region.

Skunk Works Hints At SR-72 Demonstrator Progress
Four years after revealing plans to develop a Mach 6 strike and reconnaissance aircraft, Lockheed Martin says hypersonic technologies are now sufficiently mature to enable progress towards a flight.

London attack: Football fan shouted “F*** you, I’m Millwall” and took on knife-wielding terrorists with his bare fists
Calls for Roy Larner, the “Lion of London Bridge”, to be given a medal after reportedly saving lives and making Millwall fans popular by single-handedly taking on the three attackers

Explosive device thrown into US embassy in Ukraine
An explosive device blew up Thursday inside the U.S. embassy compound in Ukraine’s capital.

Look how diverse our dead are! London police chief touts “diversity” of the terror victims
This is what happens to a nation when political correctness usurps common sense.

 

National

 

What I Saw at Evergreen State College
The student antics at the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington have recently garnered some national media attention – but not nearly enough. Tucker Carlson interviewed progressive biology professor Bret Weinstein, who had the moral dexterity to show up to teach his own class as contracted by the college in spite of the fact that students had decided to impose on the campus an anti-white imperialism day. The point of the student protest was that any white person who came to the college on that particular day was demonstrating that he is not in alliance with their anti-racist crusade. Blaming Trump’s election, such a proposal was a reversal of a long standing practice at the college where students gave themselves a day of absence to protest racism.

Clashes break out as supporters and opponents of Trump descend on Portland
Skirmishes broke out Sunday in downtown Portland as hundreds of President Trump’s supporters who were rallying for free speech faced off against a series of counter-demonstrations far bigger in size.

Women’s college dumps diversity chief, cracks down on protests after diversity sit-in
“You’ve had your chance to ignore this but now it’s in your face”

UChicago considers student demand for segregated orientation
University “reviewing” the request

Rejecting dead, white authors: Universities push progressivism with reading programs, says study
A new study from the National Association of Scholars reveals that universities have harnessed freshman reading programs as a tool to advance social justice and progressive race, class and gender-based narratives.

Parents “horrified” after man performs surprise drag show at Manhattan school talent event
Kiddie choirs. Children’s piano recitals. And a full-on, erotic drag show complete with gyrations, tongue gymnastics and a flashed G-string.

Girls Now Need an Embarrassing Faux Hobby Horse “Sport” to Keep Them Safe from Boys
The strangest video I’ve ever seen surfaced in my inbox yesterday showing young girls prancing around a gym somewhere on stick horses pretending to actually be participating in a sport. This disturbed me on many levels. As a child, I loved my stick horse too. I rode it around the backyard for hours and spent time repairing it and dressing it up with yarn and buttons. I get the appeal to a little girl, since every little girl wants a pony and very few can afford one or even lessons. This “sport” seems like something parents made up so they wouldn’t have to pay stable fees. But the truth is even weirder.

Attorney in $550 million Social Security fraud case disappears
In March a Social Security disability lawyer named Eric Conn pleaded guilty to a $550 million fraud scheme involving multiple doctors and an Administrative Law Judge. Conn was facing up to 12 years in jail and was going to pay back more than $50 million to the government. Now, the Associated Press reports he has disappeared.

NSA Leaker: “Being White Is Terrorism”
The woman charged by the Department of Justice with stealing “Top Secret” information from the National Security Agency apparently believes being white is a form of terrorism.

Preschool teacher goes on profanity-laced tirade against Portland police during protests
A video of a Portland preschool teacher’s lecturing rant at police during last weekend’s protests makes it clear she’s not exactly a shining example of good behavior.

These Are Actual Biology Courses Offered At Evergreen State College
Evergreen State College, the site of viral student protests over the past two weeks, offers multiple courses in its biology department that veer dramatically from the hard sciences, with themes like “feminism,” “race” and “power.”

Senators Stab Trump to Death in Central Park Performance of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar
Shakespeare in the Park, an annual summer program by The Public Theater that puts on plays by William Shakespeare in Central Park, kicked off May 23 with a performance of Julius Caesar. But this rendition of Shakespeare’s tragedy comes with a twist – Caesar is played by a character that bears a striking resemblance to President Donald Trump.

School Board Shakeup in Los Angeles
Reformers now hold a majority, and angry teachers’ union leaders plan their next steps.

Student org says House GOP should be “guillotined”
A socialist organization at the University of Georgia recently tweeted that it thinks House Republicans should be “guillotined.”

Prof calls diversity of thought “white supremacist bullshit”
At a recent conference on Critical Race Theory, professors discussed how “there is no virtue in whiteness,” with some saying “whiteness” is “inherently violent.”

University of California caps out-of-state student enrollment – excludes illegal immigrants from policy
Cap “does not apply” to students in state illegally, official says

Evergreen official asks student vigilantes to stop patrolling campus armed with bats, batons
“The bats must be put away immediately”

Patent Office Director Michelle Lee resigns
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Michelle Lee has resigned, administration sources confirm to POLITICO.

Boob and Butt Fighting Anime “Keijo!!!!!!!!” Passes the Bechdel Test
The new anime Keijo!!!!!!!! is causing quite a stir online with its supposedly “sexist” premise. Young women are pitted against each other in an innovative new water sport, where contestants must knock each other off a floating raft using only their boobs and butt.

Pepper-sprayed Trump supporter from Berkeley riots files $23M lawsuit
Lawyer: “They’re facilitating, if not inciting, violence”

Bernie Sanders Decides That Being An Actual Christian Disqualifies You From Office
Yesterday may very well have been a unique day in the history of the US Senate. For the first time in the history of that body a senator announced he would oppose the nomination of an executive branch appointee because he is a Christian.

Prof: “white marble” in artwork contributes to white supremacy
In a recent op-ed, Professor Sarah Bond argued that the “white marble” often seen in classical artwork was initially colored.

As Evergreen State descends into chaos, LGBTQ students find refuge in “Rainbow Fort”
“A calm spot in the storm of radical queers,” says dorm’s creator

Abortion survivor tells college students her story, even as some tell her to shut up
“Anybody who’s going to say anything different is seen as a threat”

Evergreen State thugs attack student who chalks “apolitical” messages on campus
Transgender posse triggered by Limp Bizkit

The Course Catalogue at Evergreen State College Is Bonkers
Students at Evergreen State College are currently masterminding their own lesson in political unrest. In case you missed it, a student mob attacked and berated a professor, beginning a downward spiralthat has left the school shuttered and security so tenuous that there are roving bands of bat-wielding vigilantes keeping the peace on campus.

Is Trump About to Reverse Obama’s Cuba Policy?
Each year, the National Security Council performs an annual review of U.S. Cuban policy. Today’s New York Times reports that President Trump is debating whether or not, or just how much, to roll back the opening to Cuba instituted by Barack Obama in 2014, which culminated with the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Cuba in 2016.

“Negative diversity comments” reported for bias at Penn State
The report contains 27 allegedly bias-related incidents from last year.

Rutgers to host college fair for illegal immigrants
The event was first held in 2015 at Rutgers-Newark and promised to keep the identities and immigration status of attendees from governmental and private organizations.

Recently unveiled documents reveal anarchist strand festered at Evergreen for nearly a decade
A cache of documents recently unveiled highlight that radicalism and anarchy has been pushed at Evergreen State College since at least 2008.

Historically black college must pay white professor nearly $5 million for racial discrimination
Retaliation by “black power” dean, evidence destroyed

New bill might reestablish “gender” definitions based on science
A new (well, actually old but renewed) piece of legislation introduced by Congressman Pete Olson (R) of Texas this week seeks to reestablish the power of Congress, and in some cases the states, when it comes to deciding definitions of gender and sex for legal and policy purposes. The Civil Rights Uniformity Act of 2017 lists its raison d’etre as, “To repeal executive overreach, to clarify that the proper constitutional authority for social transformation belongs to the legislative branch.”

Trump, in Miami speech, set to roll back Obama’s Cuba policy
President Trump will head to Miami on Friday, home to a large and influential Cuban-American community, to unveil his administration’s new Cuba policy — which will roll back central parts of his predecessor’s efforts to normalize ties with the Communist island nation, according to a senior administration official and other sources.

What the media missed at Trump’s press conference with Romanian president
The reversing of Obama’s malign neglect of Eastern European allies.

Low Enrollment at Evergreen State College Threatens School’s Future
“the only state four-year higher education institution to see enrollment drop steeply since 2011”

“Anti-Sharia” marches & counter protests held nationwide
Marches in opposition to Islamic law have kicked off in numerous cities across the US. The alt-right rallies drew the far-left counter protesters. A number of people have been arrested at several locations as intermittent brawls broke out among the opposing camps.

Transgender Satanic Porn Performer @ZJemptv Offers SJW Dating Advice
Zachary Antolak, a/k/a “Znnia Jones,” a/k/a “Satana Kennedy,” a/k/a “Lauren McNamara” is a transgender activist and Internet pornographer who has a verified “blue check” Twitter account, @ZJemptv. Rather than getting any further into the weird biography of Antolak/”Jones” now, I’ll just call attention to his/”her” unusual tattoo of a Satanic pentagram inside a transgender symbol.

Appeals Court: Chimpanzees Not People, Don’t Have Constitutional Rights
Seriously, animal rights activists sought Writ of Habeas Corpus to release chimp from captivity.

Pennsylvania Supermarket Shooter Self-Identified as Transgender Woman Who Hated All Men
Pennsylvania supermarket shooter Randy Stair left behind a trove of material explaining his motivations for gunning down three of his co-workers. In his recorded suicide notes, released just hours before Thursday’s rampage, the 24-year-old talked extensively about his depression and about who he was as a person—a transgender woman who hated men and toxic masculinity.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Study By MIT Economist: U.S. Has Regressed To A Third-World Nation For Most Of Its Citizens
America divided – this concept increasingly graces political discourse in the U.S., pitting left against right, conservative thought against the liberal agenda. But for decades, Americans have been rearranging along another divide, one just as stark if not far more significant – a chasm once bridged by a flourishing middle class.

House votes along party lines to repeal key Dodd-Frank financial reforms
The House voted along party lines Thursday to repeal many of the stricter regulations enacted after the 2008 financial crisis, taking the first step in a long-held Republican desire to roll back landmark rules they complain are hurting banks, restricting consumer credit and slowing economic growth.

 

International

 

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, UAE Cut Ties With Qatar
More unrest in the Middle East.

Canada’s New Law Lets Government Take Children Away If Parents Don’t Accept Their Gender Identity
A Canadian province has passed a law that gives rights to the government to take away children from families that don’t accept their kid’s chosen “gender identity” or “gender expression”.

Germany: Surge in Stabbings and Knife Crimes
Not only are knife-related crimes surging, but the perpetrators and victims of such crimes are increasingly younger and increasingly female.

Brazil Is Undergoing a Quiet Revolution, Changing Its Politics and Culture in a Conservative Direction
Brazil is a functioning democracy, albeit not functioning that well. Brazil’s economy is still a horrific mess; and that is all we hear. But what mainstream media often ignores is a massive sea change in Brazil – and in Latin America – which will spill over into world politics. That change is an emerging conservaive evangelical Christian constituency.

In Mozambique, Bald Men Killed For Supposed Gold In Their Head
Afonso Dias, a police commander in Mozambique’s central Zambezia province, explained at a press conference in Maputo, “The belief is that the head of a bald man contains gold. … Their motive comes from superstition and culture – the local community thinks bald individuals are rich.”

China Wants America’s Best Meat
The sexiest week in American politics has ended. Some in the nation’s capitol, and across the country, shed a tear at the torrent of emotions that come to a grinding halt when Infrastructure Week is over. It leaves one feeling alive and empty all in a single sublimely somber moment that careens through five days of the turbulent American consciousness. Sometimes, resisting and standing up against crumbling infrastructure is too much for one person to handle. Thank goodness the Comey hearings were there to cleanse America’s collective palate from the daunting task of reviving domestic infrastructure.

Theresa May considering formal coalition which could mean cabinet positions for DUP MPs
The Government Chief Whip is in Belfast for discussions which include the possibility of formal coalition

Ian Paisley party the DUP agrees an official deal to support the Conservatives in Government
The Democratic Unionist Party has agreed a deal with the Conservatives

DUP to support minority government after “confidence and supply” deal reached
Theresa May looks set to be backed by the Democratic Unionist Party as she attempts to run a minority government following her General Election disaster.

“BUT THE DUP ARE NASTY BIGOTS”
THE COMMIES are all a tizzy over the prospect of a Tory/DUP deal. They complain that the DUP are religious bigots, anti-abortion and anti-“LGBT” rights. (Strange, so are most muslim Labour voters …)

The DUP could insist on Nigel Farage having a role in Brexit negotiations
Nigel Farage could become a bargaining chip in talks between the DUP and the Conservatives.

Ennoble Farage – or else, warns former Ukip backer
Theresa May has been warned that she should hand Nigel Farage a peerage and a government job on her Brexit negotiating team or face a relaunch of Ukip that will leach votes from the Tories at the next election.

Ireland’s prime minister warns Theresa May over deal with DUP
Taoiseach Enda Kenny said the arrangement must not jeopardise the Good Friday agreement

 

Opinion

 

Why Common Core Fails the Test
There is a scene in one of Heinlein’s books in which the teacher asks the student if he’d be happy just getting the medal for a race he didn’t win. The student is rightly outraged and thinks it makes a mockery of the proceedings.

Why Japan Lost the Battle of Midway
A devil’s advocate is a precious commodity. That has to be one of the takeaways from revisiting the Battle of Midway seventy-five years on, and it should be etched on the internal workings of any martial institution that wants to survive and thrive amid the rigors, danger, and sheer orneriness of combat. Despite Japanese mariners’ tactical brilliance and elan, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) leadership was prone to such ills as groupthink and strategic doublethink. Worse, the IJN fleet was cursed to be led by Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto – a leader of such stature and mystique that subordinates deferred to him out of habit. Never mind whether his ideas concerning operations and strategy made sense.

How U.S. Universities Became Institutions That Close American Minds
Over time, progressive teachers have created acolytes who see themselves not as critical thinkers, but as crusaders for a leftist agenda.

The California caste system
After the Legislature imposed billions of dollars in new car and gas taxes on Californians last month, a friend emailed me to register his disappointment and disgust: “It’s like we live in an apartheid society where the politically powerful live in luxury and laugh at the working people of our state.”

Liberals: Men Without Chests
“Men without chests” is C.S. Lewis’s great description in The Abolition of Man of the type of human soul that modern relativism would produce. The complete quote is: “We make men without chests and expect from them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.” Right now this applies to the increasing number of liberals who are wringing their hands over the fact that we have a problem on college campuses. Do tell!

Democrats Are Overperforming In Special Elections Almost Everywhere
That bodes well for them in 2018.

Stockholm Syndrome and Fifty Shades of Gray
Stockholm Syndrome was first named in 1973 when a failed bank robbery resulted in four hostages being taken. To the surprise of Stockholm police – and just about everyone else on the planet – the hostages assisted the robbers, defended them to the media, and later refused to testify against them.

The Storm Before The Storm
Here’s a must-read piece by Jacob Siegel, reflecting on how dissatisfying he found a public debate last weekend between editors from Dissent and American Affairs. Siegel says that for the past 10 years he has been moving both right and left politically, as the center has become hollowed out. He didn’t like the debate because “the left pandered and the right was coy.”

Terror and the Teddy Bear Society
Even the arrests after each attack give comfort to the enemy, which can act with impunity even if known.

Anarchy at Evergreen State
Journalists like to talk about “evergreen” topics, and is there anything more evergreen right now than the anarchy at Evergreen State College? The college is back up and running again, but not until after a student mob took it upon themselves to roam the campus with baseball bats smashing windows of science buildings, because science, with its dedication to objectivity and standards and all, is oppressive.

The Tyranny of the Administrative State
Government by unelected experts isn’t all that different from the “royal prerogative” of 17th-century England, argues constitutional scholar Philip Hamburger.

Why Those Classic Movie Monsters Might Be “Problematic” Today
Tom Cruise is bringing The Mummy back to the big screen. And the classic monster will soon have scary company.

Tocqueville’s Private Thoughts About The French Revolution Revealed
Newly translated and carefully edited, “Recollections” contains Tocqueville’s thoughts “in the raw” as a participant in the upheavals that shook France between 1848 and 1853.

The governed can’t knowingly consent when deceived by their government
As with the Pentagon Papers, the question is: Who is being kept in the dark and why?

The Revolution’s Angry Children
From Evergreen to Middlebury, the circular shooting party continues.

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