News of the Week (November 19th, 2017)

 

News of the Week for Nov. 19th, 2017


 

Gun Rights

 

Firearms amnesty as UK gun crime rises 27% this year
The two-week amnesty follows one held in 2014 where more than 6,000 firearms – including shotguns and replicas, were handed in.

NoCal Shooter was Prohibited to Own Guns, Made Illegal Guns at Home
But another law could’ve have stopped him, right?

Hero pulls gun to stop woman from being raped on Austin trail
An Austin man takes his weekly trail run armed with a flashlight, cell phone — and a handgun tucked in a Velcro belt. Last month he pulled out the weapon to help rescue a woman who was being sexually assaulted.

Constitutional Carry Legislation Passes in Michigan House
It’s almost funny to me that we have to even sit through these pieces of legislation when our own Constitution is clear in that the God-given right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. However, instead of simply enforcing those words and not requiring a permit to either carry concealed or openly, political bureaucrats believe it is their duty to write more words to deal with pretended legislation that infringes on the people’s rights.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Jerry Brown Climate Rant: “We need a total, I might say, brainwashing”
Jerry Brown thinks we all need a total brainwashing to avoid the extinction of all mammalian life due to climate change.

Geothermal Heat Source Under Antarctica Might Help Explain Ice Shelf Instability, NASA Researchers Say
A NASA study has discovered new evidence of an ancient geothermal heat source beneath West Antarctica.

About That “Climate Consensus”
The most tiresome cliché of the climatistas is that “97 percent of scientists ‘believe’ in human caused climate change,” though I am always grateful for how they used the term “believe,” since the whole matter has taken on the attributes of religious commitment, if not fanaticism in many cases.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Rand Paul to Include Repeal of Obamacare’s Individual Mandate in GOP Tax Bill
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is looking to further cripple Obamacare by submitting an amendment to the Senate GOP tax bill that will eliminate the individual mandate, as well as introduce a property-tax deduction as seen in the House bill.

Report: FBI May Be Investigating Planned Parenthood Over Dealings in Aborted Fetuses
The FBI signaled this week agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood’s dealings in fetal tissue were legal.

Abigail’s 16-Year Senate Victory Over FDA Bureaucrats
How many thousands died because the Food and Drug Administration refused to provide access to drugs that might have saved their lives?

Bernie Sanders “in awe” of Canada’s “free” healthcare: Here’s what he missed
In late October, former U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders toured three Hogtown hospitals leaving the Senator “in awe” of our great Canadian healthcare system according to the Toronto Star.

Another Government-run Health Care Success Story
Words fail: “A veteran committed suicide by setting himself on fire in front of a New Jersey VA clinic after staff at the clinic repeatedly failed to ensure he received adequate mental health care”

 

War & Terror

 

The New U.S. Nuclear Triad Will Be A Bargain
Is America’s nuclear arsenal too expensive? The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that concludes the Trump Administration’s plans to operate, sustain and recapitalize the aging U.S. nuclear arsenal over 30 years would cost the American people $1.2 trillion in constant dollars.

Top Nuclear General Says He Would Refuse ‘Illegal’ Order From Trump to Launch Nukes
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of the U.S. Strategic Command, told a security conference in Nova Scotia that he would refuse to obey an “illegal” order from Donald Trump to launch nuclear weapons.

 

National

 

Democratic Congressional Candidate Arrested for Stalking in New Mexico
A Democrat running for Congress in New Mexico’s second district was found and arrested at an apartment complex in Albuquerque on Friday, nearly two weeks after an arrest warrant was issued for him.

New Groping Allegation Against George H.W. Bush Is Different from the Others in a Disturbing Way
Yet another woman has come forward to accuse George H.W. Bush of groping her buttocks in a photo op. But this one is different: the girl was sixteen years old at the time.

Free speech professor fired from UCLA warns: No one is safe
A former UCLA communications professor known for his staunch defense of free speech who was recently fired by the university offered a sobering message to a room full of conservative- and libertarian-leaning students enrolled there.

After another woman accuses Sen. Tony Mendoza of inappropriate behavior, California Senate announces big change
As more cases of sexual harassment in the Capitol come to light = intensifying concerns over how such allegations are handled – the state Senate on Sunday night announced an extraordinary change in protocol: It will no longer police itself.

Defense of racist classroom discussion method: “just practicing equity in academia”
Last month a University of Pennsylvania teaching assistant came under fire for using a technique known as “progressive stacking” in her class – she would call on students of color first (black women get top priority), and at the very bottom of the pecking order were white men, who would be called on only if the TA “had to.”

Report: Alabama GOP steering committee to meet to decide Moore’s fate
“At this moment, that is a very unlikely scenario,” said the state party chair yesterday about the prospect of withdrawing the party’s nomination from Moore. But that was before Beverly Young Nelson held her press conference and a local outlet reported on Moore’s reputation for hanging around teens at the mall in the late 1970s.

CA Senate To Hire Lawyers To Cover Up Sexual Harassment
The California Legislature is a hotbed of indecency, on many levels. Decades of vulgarity, obscene tales of trysts and assignations, and the usual gropes and grabs have made the rounds in local watering holes, and on the pages of newspapers. So when more than 150 women wrote an open letter last month condemning the culture of sexual harassment in the Capitol, news reports joined in the condemnation. Since then, more women have added their names to the letter. But it turns out the culture inside the Capitol is even more uncivil and indelicate than previously thought possible.

GOP megadonor Adelson publicly breaks with Bannon
Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the GOP’s most prominent megadonor, is publicly breaking with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his efforts to oust Republican incumbents in 2018.

Democrats Introduce Articles of Impeachment Against Trump
A group of six Democratic House members introduced articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, claiming the president has violated federal law and the public trust, and should be charged with high crimes and misdemeanors.

Judge declares mistrial in Menendez corruption case
A judge has declared a mistrial in the corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez after the jury remained deadlocked.

Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It
In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks. My father served in Vietnam and my then-boyfriend (and now husband, Chris) is a pilot in the Air Force, so bringing a ‘little piece of home’ to servicemembers stationed far away from their families was both my passion and my privilege.

Pence Trying to Fast-Track U.S. Help to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis, Other Religious Minorities
Pence: ‘Help is on the way’

Scholars say term “intersectionality” misused, abused in higher ed today
Intersectionality has become a favorite term of feminist professors and liberal students, but a pair of scholars suggested at a recent academic conference the popular concept can and should be challenged.

“Taboo sexual desires”: student sex columnist writes glowingly of fictional 30-year-old man “impregnating a 15-year-old boy”
“I prayed for their happily-ever-after” columnist says of fictional pederastic relationship

White inventor of “white fragility” tells University of Texas: Whites must stop becoming teachers
The white professor who quit her full-time position to tour the country, leading seminars on “white fragility,” asked for whites in the room to come forward.

RA claims Catholic school tried to make him promote LGBTQ Mixer
A group of universities recently joined up to host an “LGBTQ Mixer,” and at least one Catholic institution allegedly required resident assistants to advertise the event in their dorms.

Hispanic Caucus Denies Membership to Florida Republican Over ‘Certain Values’
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus voted today to keep a Florida Republican from joining, arguing that their group is more about policy than ethnicity and Rep. Carlos Curbelo didn’t make the cut.

A Helium-Resistant Material Could Finally Usher in The Age of Nuclear Fusion
“We were blown away by what we saw.”

Signatures submitted in effort to recall Nevada senator
A group attempting to oust Democratic state Sen. Nicole Cannizzaro submitted enough signatures Tuesday to advance the recall process.

Student sues UC San Diego for injuries in anti-Trump election night protest shutting down freeway, claiming university “organized” it
A lawsuit just filed against the University of California San Diego looks like one of those situations in which harm caused by personal irresponsibility is being blamed on “deep pocket” defendants in an effort to extract millions of dollars. But a startling claim that the university was responsible for “organizing” the election night protest against the victory of Donald Trump could lead to public exposure of the extent to which public universities have become politicized, partisan actors.

Two prominent Minnesota Democrats call on Al Franken to resign
Two prominent members of Minnesota’s Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party are calling on Sen. Al Franken to resign his Senate seat following allegations of sexual misconduct.

Senate to Reopen Ethics Investigation into Menendez Corruption
Jury deadlocks in trial of New Jersey Dem senator – but his days on the Hill may be numbered as McConnell makes announcement

Student radio hosts yanked from air, suspended after using the word “tranny”
School administration offers shifting excuses for cancellation; university will not comment

Watch Ben Sasse Crush the Myth that the American Bar Association is “Objective and Neutral”
Yesterday, Senator Ben Sasse took to the Senate floor to speak about the importance of the Senate’s duty with regard to confirming judicial nominees. In doing so he dropped some truth about the real nature of the American Bar Association, noting that they are not a neutral party and are in fact a liberal advocacy group and should be treated as such.

Orrin Hatch Spits Fire at Sherrod Brown Over Tax Reform
The usually cool Senate Finance Committee hearing room got a little hot Thursday when Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch spit a flaming hot torch of truth at Ohio Democrat Sen. Sherrod Brown for insinuating the desire to pass tax reform was nothing more than an attempt to benefit “the rich.”

With Clinton attack, Kirsten Gillibrand sets stage for 2020
Kirsten Gillibrand occupies Hillary Clinton’s old Senate seat, campaigned for her in 2016 and was eagerly supported by Bill Clinton in her political infancy. She has also been outspoken about sexual assault and is a leading Democratic hopeful for the 2020 election, when she hopes to become the first woman president. On Thursday, she appeared to make a decision about where her priorities lie.

Trump Administration Cites MS-13 Arrest to Push Change in Minor Immigrant Law
The Trump administration is pointing to a large federal roundup of members of the violent gang MS-13 as vindication of increased enforcement efforts and reason to change the policy on unaccompanied minor illegal immigrants.

New California Textbooks to Put Focus on People’s Sexuality Instead of Their, Ya Know, History
As a state, California has adopted a fresh take on history: A person’s sexual identity is what matters more than what that person does.

First Ever Anti-Ageing Gene Discovered in a Secluded Amish Family
They live 10 percent longer than average.

Community organizer elected New Orleans’ first woman mayor
LaToya Cantrell, a liberal community organizer whose political career began as she helped her storm-ravaged neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, was decisively elected the first woman mayor of New Orleans in a historic win Saturday.

How the world has changed! Father compares his 1960s version of a classic children’s book with the modern copy his own kids have – and finds politically correct edits galore
US author Richard Scarry’s ‘The Best Word Book Ever’ first came out in 1963

SNC Dreamchaser Drop Test
Pretty nifty. And the decision to use a skid versus a nosewheel makes a lot of sense once you think about it.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Silly Rabbit, the Internet Is Interstate Commerce
A coming Trump FCC ruling has net neutrality activists up in arms.

House passes GOP tax bill by vote of 227-205
The House GOP tax bill has passed (amazingly) with a bigger majority than originally expected.

 

International

 

Professor who opposes gender-neutral pronouns calls off plan to unmask “Neomarxist” courses
Many of his fans don’t like the idea

Saudi Princess Spills The Beans: Orgies with underage girls, heavy drug and alcohol abuse
Saudi Princess Amira Bint Aidan Bin Nayef went on a rampage against the ruling Saudi regime in her exclusive statements to the French newspaper Le Monde, saying slavery in Saudi Arabia has different forms, but it is done in secrecy and permitted only among the primary beneficiaries of the princes of the House of Saud.

Artist’s Christmas card featuring robin banned from Facebook for being “too sexual”
Jackie Charley said she “couldn’t stop laughing” at the bizarre censorship

Zimbabwe latest: US embassy tells citizens in Zimbabwe to ‘shelter’ after explosions heard in capital Harare
Safety warnings concern ‘ongoing political uncertainty’

Zimbabwe Military Seizes Control, Confines President Mugabe to Home
The coup that’s not a coup?

North Korea Sentences Trump To Death For Insulting Kim Jong Un
North Korea lashed out at President Donald Trump Wednesday, declaring that he has been “sentenced to death.”

Venezuela just defaulted, moving deeper into crisis
Venezuela, a nation spiraling into a humanitarian crisis, has missed a debt payment. It could soon face grim consequences.

Zimbabwe Coup Plotters Reportedly Asked For China’s Permission Before Deposing Mugabe
The men who plotted the overthrow of Zimbabwe’s long-serving President Robert Mugabe asked China for permission first, according to The Times of London.

EU takes first steps to withdraw Poland’s voting rights
EU bullies governments who refuse to toe the line.

4chan Launches “Operation Swedistan” In A Last Ditch Attempt To Save Sweden
Hot off the heels of their stunningly successful It’s Ok To Be White campaign. Which managed to stir up both outrage and national media attention in multiple countries round the world. 4chan’s infamous politically incorrect board has now seemingly moved on to their next example of expert level political trolling. Their target this time? The never ending joke that is modern Sweden.

Defecting North Korean soldier riddled with giant worms
“In my over-20-year-long career as a surgeon, I have only seen something like this in a textbook.”

Sweden lists milk as a hate symbol
In a new report on “the white hatred” in Sweden, by the Total Defense Research Institute (Foi) commissioned by the government to map comments written on sites on the internet, milk is listed as a hate symbol and a symbol of “white power,” along with the okay-symbol much used by Donald Trump.

Yes, boys, you CAN have sex slaves!
Outrage as British Muslim cleric at mosque where Cardiff jihadis were radicalised tells teenagers that “captives” are permissible under Islam in vile sermon

 

Opinion

 

With Prospects Fading, Here’s How Republicans Hold the House in 2018
Democrats aren’t winning as much as Republicans are losing. Can the GOP turn it around?

Would the Senate invoke Article I, Section 5, clause 2, to “expel” Senator Roy Moore?
Let’s hope more evidence comes out that sheds light on who is telling the truth, and that it comes out before the election.

Another prophet of affirmative action
In a post called “The Prophet of Affirmative Action,” John cited and quoted extensively from a letter written in 1969 by California appellate judge Macklin Fleming, a Yale Law graduate, to the dean of Yale Law School. The letter questions the wisdom of the new quota system in terms that, as John says, are remarkably prescient.

The Poisonous Fruit of “Social Justice”
Claiming that racism is so pervasive in American society as to be ubiquitous, and then making Republicans the scapegoats for this problem, has been a basic strategy of Democrats for more than 30 years.

The ABA Jumps the Shark
Why did the group ask where a judicial nominee’s children went to school?

Sacramento’s sexual harassment storm may slam into leading California anti-Trumper
Why California’s Senate leader, Kevin de León, may now find it a bit harder to unseat US Senator Dianne Feinstein.

6 scenarios for GOP disaster in Roy Moore Senate race
“Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it’s hard to see this working out well,” one laconic Republican lawmaker said Wednesday of the Roy Moore situation. The Alabama Senate race is shaping up as a catastrophe for the GOP, regardless of how it works out. But just how big a catastrophe? Here are six scenarios.

While Three Transgenders Celebrate Election Victories, Detransitioners Tell A Different Story
Danica Roem was not the only trans person ushered into office on Tuesday. Minneapolis elected two openly transgender people to city council, Andrea Jenkins and Phillipe Cunningham.

Two Issues, Two Answers: Time for SCOTUS to Make Some Hard Choices
The Supreme Court is facing two First Amendment issues, and we are at risk of having two different answers – ones that can only further confuse an already confusing selection of legal precedents.

2017: Everybody’s Guilty
Democrats are now calling for Al Franken to resign from the Senate because he’s been caught acting like a Democrat.

Welcome to California, Home of the “Prosecution Fees”
“It’s absolutely a scam.”

Why driverless cars will be the next battlefield in the culture war
Investors and companies globally have sunk nearly $100 billion into developing self-driving vehicles over the past few years. And with good reason: Self-driving cars are real, they’re going to be spectacular, and they’re going to happen a lot sooner than you think.

What is the racial endgame for campus progressives?
The question has to be asked of campus progressives: What is your end game?

Who’s The New Person?
A Modern Take on Who’s On First

The Latest @LenaDunham Debacle: Feminist Becomes “Rape Truther”
When the University of Virginia rape hoax began to collapse under the weight of Jackie Coakley’s lies in December 2014, Amanda Marcotte coined the term “rape truther” to describe “people who want to deny that rape is a serious social problem.” This was a dishonest smear. Critics of Rolling Stone’s bogus journalism weren’t denying the seriousness of rape, although many were dubious of the widely touted “1-in-5” statistic used to justify Obama-era Title IX policy that deprived male students of their due-process rights in campus disciplinary proceedings.

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