News of the Week (January 14th, 2018)

 

News of the Week for Jan. 14th, 2018


 

Gun Rights

 

My guns or my ganja? Firearm-owning pot fans face a choice
The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use marijuana – and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump – in a potentially uncomfortable position.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Exxon launches counterattack against California-based climate ‘conspiracy’ lawsuits
Exxon Mobil launched a legal counterattack Monday against seven cities in California that want state courts to force the oil company to pay for infrastructure improvements to help them adapt to climate change.

Climate Change: California Hypocrisy Turned up to 11
Readers may be vaguely aware that New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and two other AGs filed suit again ExxonMobil alleging that “they knew” about climate change decades ago, but have been practicing “deception” ever since. These lawsuits all came with subpoena demands for thousands of pages of documents, no doubt hoping to turn up . . . what exactly? This is a transparent attempt to turn policy disagreements into legal culpability. In fact there is considerable evidence that this legal action was part of a political strategy hit upon by environmentalists to replicate the experience of tobacco litigation.

Hole in the Earth’s Ozone Actually Healing Says New Study
Good news, everyone! We’re not all going to die horribly by being burned up by the sun due to a lack of ozone layer protecting us from its rays!

Mike Rowe schools a woman who labels him an “anti-education, science doubting, ultra-right wing conservative.”
This is great. Mike Rowe, of “Dirty Jobs” does a weekly podcast/Facebook posting called “How I Heard It”. His “Off the Wall” segments are always enlightening, because, Rowe dishes out some of his characteristic common sense by answering a question or comment from a fan, or in some cases, someone who isn’t a fan at all. I get some of those same kinds of emails he does.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Another day, another MVNHS shanda
The Much Vaunted National Health System strikes again

Oregon’s Permissive Assisted Suicide Regime
The media have always gone along with the nonsense that assisted suicide and euthanasia laws are governed by strict guidelines to prevent abuse. In actuality, the guidelines–such as they are–are merely to give an appearance of control.

California bill deems abortion a ‘constitutional right’
A proposal to require that California’s public universities in provide access to medicated abortion cleared a major legislative hurdle this week when it was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

 

War & Terror

 

The Taiwan Strait After a Second Korean War
The end of the Kim regime would spell trouble for the Taiwan Strait.

Antifa group proposes ‘Law Enforcement Incineration Day’
An Antifa student group at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) has proposed that “Law Enforcement Appreciation Day” be rebranded as “Law Enforcement Incineration Day.”

 

National

 

Parrots and Falcons — Long-lost Cousins
Few surprises are more compelling than the recent discovery that falcons are more closely related to parrots than they are to hawks and eagles.

‘Anti-fascist’ protesters struggle to define ‘fascism’
Opposition to “fascism” is increasingly in-vogue on college campuses, but many students still aren’t sure exactly what it is that they’re protesting against.

Dems pin their 2020 hopes and dreams on Oprah
Desperately seeking someone with star power to run against Trump.

New ‘Feminist Business School’ to Fight ‘Masculine’ Capitalism
People who yearn to become entrepreneurs may find guidance at the new Feminist Business School, an online program that aims to help women launch businesses founded upon the theory of “feminine entrepreneurship” and “body-loving business practices.”

Judge dismisses charges against Cliven Bundy, orders him freed from prison
A federal judge on Monday dismissed the charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and a militia member for their role in a 2014 standoff with federal officers. Judge Gloria Navarro dismissed the charges against the men “with prejudice,” meaning they can’t be put on trial again, The Arizona Republic reported. She said the conduct of prosecutors in the case had been “outrageous” and violated due process rights.

James Damore just filed a class action lawsuit against Google, saying it discriminates against white male conservatives
James Damore, a former Google engineer who was fired in August after posting a memo to an internal Google message board arguing that women may not be equally represented in tech because they are biologically less capable of engineering, has filed a class action lawsuit against the company in Santa Clara Superior Court in Northern California.

Charges Against Nevada Rancher Cliven Bundy and His Sons Tossed from Federal Court
Judge cites “flagrant prosecutorial misconduct” on the government’s part.

Anti-sanctuary city petition thrown out by Carson City judge
A Carson City judge threw out an anti-sanctuary city ballot initiative that was proposed by Republican Senate Leader Michael Roberson.

Spearman joins Nevada race to replace Kihuen
A two-term state Senator and progressive Democrat is officially running for Congress in hopes of replacing disgraced Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen.

Trump, GOP leaders huddle to plot legislative, political strategy
President Donald Trump and congressional GOP leaders huddled at the presidential retreat Friday for a two-day summit on legislative priorities and the midterm elections that could reshape Congress.

Campaign 2018: Nevada has two races in national spotlight
Nevada is sure to see plenty of national attention as this year’s election cycle ramps up.

Grand jury hears testimony in corruption probe of Las Vegas councilman
A federal grand jury has heard testimony from witnesses in the FBI’s corruption investigation of Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow, the Las Vegas Review-Journal has learned.

Cliven Bundy-FBI debacle: Another example of why the feds need to be leashed
The FBI’s sordid history of withholding and destroying key evidence deserves a reckoning.

Magic The Gathering has an alleged Pedo problem!
Wizards of The Coast have a problem with the alleged lack of vetting in their judge’s program. Apparently, a small number of the MtG Judges are convicted pedophiles.

LEAKED MEMO: DREAMers Are “Critical” To Dems “Future Electoral Success”
The Center For American Progress (CAP) Action Fund circulated a memo on Monday calling illegal immigrants brought here at a young age – so-called “Dreamers” – a “critical component of the Democratic Party’s future electoral success.”

Supreme Court Lets Religious Freedom Law Stand, for Now
Justices decline to review ruling that grants certain faith-based exceptions protecting the Constitution’s first freedom

Are you ready for Senator Joe Arpaio?
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. An aging reactionary decides to run for Senate in a red state, convinced that Trumpy populism has suddenly made him viable. He wins the primary, but thanks to his scandal baggage and staggering personal unlikability he goes on to bungle the general election, handing Democrats another seat.

Actress: Weinstein used Oprah and Naomi to seduce me
An aspiring actress says Harvey Weinstein used Oprah Winfrey and Naomi Campbell to dupe her into thinking he would help her with her career – only to use her for sex.

Everything you need to know about the suddenly wide-open race for an Orange County congressional district
Now that Rep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) is the first California member of Congress to opt for retirement instead of a long, contentious campaign for reelection, his 39th Congressional District is getting a new look from Democrats eager to regain control of the House of Representatives.

Thousands of Virginians may have voted in the wrong state House districts
Thousands of Virginia voters may be registered in the wrong state House district, raising the possibility of election disputes.

Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites
Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment.

U.S. judge blocks Trump move to end DACA program for immigrants
A U.S. judge blocked President Donald Trump’s administration on Tuesday from ending a program that shielded from deportation children brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

Professor defends laziness as a “virtue” that “combats the neoliberal condition”
You-d expect the typical progressive to say that calling someone lazy is an ableist slur.

Arizona Poll Puts Joe Arpaio in Tight Run for the Republican Senate Primary
Something feels like “here we go again” with all this.

Rep. Darrell Issa to Announce Retirement
According to sources, Rep. Darrell Issa, who represents the 49th Congressional District, will announce his retirement sometime today. Board of Equalization member Diane Harkey, a Republican, is expected to announce her candidacy for the seat.

Kansas City lawyer explores independent bid for U.S. Senate
A Kansas City lawyer could shake up one of the most competitive Senate races in the country as he seriously considers running as a centrist independent against U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill and her eventual Republican challenger.

NBC News Finally Reports on Anchor Babies Problem Because There’s a Russia Angle
Oh, NOW it’s on their radar!

Dianne Feinstein Says A “Bad Cold” May Have “Slowed Down” Her Mental Faculties
Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein suggested a “bad cold” may have impaired her mental faculties and caused her to release Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee without telling committee chairman Chuck Grassley.

Kelli Ward goes “moderate”: I believe Obama was born in the U.S. and I don’t talk to Steve Bannon
Sweet fancy Moses. With Sheriff Joe jumping into the race and Trump declaring Steve Bannon a non-person in populist circles, this freak-show Arizona election is going to be comedy gold to the bitter end.

Project Veritas Bombshell: Twitter Engineers Explain How They ‘Shadow Ban’ Conservatives
No, you weren’t being paranoid. Everything you ever suspected about Twitter censoring right-wing opinions through “shadow bans” is true. In his latest sting, conservative muckracker James O’Keefe caught eight current and former Twitter employees admitting on camera that they engage in the practice.

Clark County needs volunteers for homeless count
Clark County is seeking volunteers to help conduct the overnight Southern Nevada Homeless Census at the end of this month.

Pensacola Women’s March Bans P***y Hats Because They’re “Transphobic”
The Pensacola, Florida branch of the Women’s March is banning the symbolic pink pussy hats to avoid offending transgender women and women of color.

Exclusive: Issa mulls running in neighboring district
GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, who said Wednesday he is not seeking reelection in California’s 49th District, has been discussing with colleagues the possibility of running in a neighboring San Diego district if embattled Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) resigns, multiple sources told The Hill.

Laser are getting ten times more powerful every 3 years, soon Exawatt lasers will unlock fusion and more
The International Committee for Ultrahigh Intensity Lasers provided a 56-page report on global ultrahigh power laser projects.

Twitter Says Employees Were Openly Speaking of Censorship “in a Personal Capacity,” Not for Company
Twitter says that individuals shown in an undercover video casually talking about how they plan on censoring certain viewpoints on the social media platform were speaking only “in a personal capacity.”

UNC-Charlotte, Planned Parenthood sponsor new ‘Sex Week’
UNC-Charlotte, along with outside organizations like Planned Parenthood, is co-sponsoring the school’s first-ever “Sex Week,” featuring events like “f*** like your life depends on it” and “cookies and condoms.”

Scholars claim that statistics ‘serve white racial interests’
Three British professors recently promulgated the theory that statistics “serve white racial interests” because “numbers are neither objective nor color-blind.”

Feinstein Confirms Fusion GPS Lawyers Asked For Release Of Testimony Transcript
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told The Daily Caller that Fusion GPS lawyers asked her to release company co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony transcript.

Marriage license kiosk coming to Las Vegas airport
Land. Deboard. Get married?

State senator to be first woman to chair Nevada Gaming Control Board
Republican State Sen. Becky Harris will become the first woman to chair the state Gaming Control Board after her appointment to the post Friday by Gov. Brian Sandoval.

Trump Slashes Federal Bureaucracy, “Morale Has Never Been Lower”
“Not since the Reagan administration …”

BREAKING: Traitor Manning Running For Senate
2018 is shaping up to be the year convicts and traitors, who were recipients of presidential pardons, run for the United States Senate.

Baby Bust: Feds Raid California’s “Maternity Hotels”
Perhaps another act of #CounterResistance to California’s #WarOnTrump?

Mississippi Considers Two-Flag Solution to Confederate Flag Issue
Bill proposes both would be “of equal status and dignity” in Mississippi, the last state flying the Civil War-era flag

Damore Suit: Google Caters to Furries, Transgenderism, and ‘A Yellow-Scaled Wingless Dragonkin’
On Monday, former Google engineer James Damore filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employer, alleging discrimination against conservatives, white people, and men. Among other claims, Damore and the other complainants revealed that Google fosters a diversity of “lifestyles,” but excludes conservative options.

Scientists Think They’ve Discovered Lava Tubes Leading to The Moon’s Polar Ice
This could solve a massive problem.

Inside One of America’s Last Pencil Factories
A photographer captures a colorful world of craft and complexity.

Kevin Sorbo Banned from East Coast Comicon Because He’s ‘Pals with Sean Hannity’
East Coast Comicon promoter Cliff Galbraith bragged on Facebook about turning Kevin Sorbo away from Comicon in New Jersey this year based on Sorbo’s relationship with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity.

Male models accuse prominent photographers of sexual harassment
Numerous male models have accused two prominent photographers of sexual misconduct, according to a report from The New York Times.

GOP senator: Trump did not make ‘s—hole’ comment
Republican Sen. David Perdue (Ga.) on Sunday said President Trump did not use the word “shithole” to refer to African nations, Haiti and El Salvador during a White House meeting with lawmakers.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Venezuela’s Congress declares ‘petro’ cryptocurrency illegal
Venezuela’s opposition-run parliament on Tuesday outlawed a “petro” cryptocurrency promoted by socialist President Nicolas Maduro, calling it an effort to illegally mortgage the cash-strapped country’s oil reserves.

Reports: Supreme Court Set to Raise Your Taxes
The Supreme Court is the only thing holding back your taxes going up substantially, and it’s starting to look like today’s court is ready to open the floodgates.

Resistance: Seattle Costco Tells Customers How to Avoid Soda Tax
“Costco invites you to shop outside the city”

 

International

 

China Hasn’t Won the Pacific (Unless You Think It Has)
A rising school of thought among allies holds that the U.S. can’t compete with Beijing’s economic and military expansion.

Mexico’s Trumpian populist could mean trouble for Donald Trump
If the left-leaning nationalist wins Mexico’s presidency, it could boost tensions over immigration, trade and border security.

Losing Faith in the State, Some Mexican Towns Quietly Break Away
The road to this agricultural town winds through the slums and cartel-controlled territory of Michoacán, ground zero for Mexico’s drug war, before arriving at a sight so strange it can seem like a mirage.

The Tommy Robinson Show Meets Count Dankula: Trial Update and Interview
Count Dankula is the Scottish comedian and vlogger who hit headlines when he was arrested for teaching his girlfriend’s pet pug to Sieg Heil, and making a comedic video of it.

Hungarian Prime Minister: Refugees? Try Muslim invaders
In case you were hoping that the European Union (EU) might find a way to patch up the recent differences between their original, western European members and the newer arrivals from the old Eastern Bloc nations, particularly on matters such as immigration, well… you should probably lower your expectations. There’s been an ongoing tiff between some on the left, particularly Angela Merkel, and the eastern states as to how they should regard the flood of primarily Muslim, Syrian migrants seeking passage to Europe. Merkel has maintained that they will add new flavor and culture to Europe’s nations and should be welcomed.

Germany: Merkel Holds Talks with Left-Wing SPD in Final Bid for Power
Germany to face new elections if talks fail.

Vienna police charge 3 men for waving Israeli flag at rally
The police are seeking a 100 euro fine or two days in jail for the waving of the flag at the December 8 rally near the US embassy in the capital.

U.K. “perverts” justice to protect pervert: Notorious child-killer to get “secret” trial
It’s hard to teach an old degenerate new tricks, thus notorious child killer John Venables is back in the news.

Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field
Unrest over food shortages spreads through the country

Starving mob beat cattle to death with rocks in desperate search for food and four people are killed during looting in Venezuela as country’s economic collapse continues
Dozens of men shout ‘we are hungry’ and ‘people are suffering’ as they beat cow

London: Pro-Trump Protesters Disrupt Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Speech
Pro-Trump and pro-Brexit protesters from “a group called the White Pendragons”

Hawaii Uh-Oh
In 1938, so the story goes, America nearly scared itself to death when “the Mercury Theatre on the Air enacted a Martian invasion of Earth.” Orson Welles’ radio play took the form of simulated news bulletins, but its content provoked mass hysteria. Mass hysteria is not a thing of the past and there have been numerous outbreaks since all the way into the 21st century. In 2016 an epidemic of hundreds of “evil clown” sightings in the U.S. and Canada eventually spread to “Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and South America.”

How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It
Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook.

Anarchy in the @UKLabour: Party Will Put Trannies on “All Women Shortlist”
As radical as the transgender agenda has become in the United States, it’s gone even further in Great Britain, where the taxpayer-funded healthcare system now encourages “transition” for children as young as 12.

 

Opinion

 

Stir the Pot
I don’t like to stir the pot. Primarily because I’ve discovered that the best slow cooker involves a pressure cooker and only 20 minutes!

Truth and Consequences
Lately, particularly over the latest kerfuffle in science fiction, but even before that, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend amid my progressive acquaintances.

Moderate Voters, Polarized Parties
The author of “Unstable Majorities” argues that if the electorate seems fickle, it’s because the politicians are too ideological.

The Feds Completely Botched The Bundy Prosecution. Will This Saga Continue In Court?
Why were the feds inserting FBI surveillance and snipers into a dispute with people deemed a threat by zero government agencies?

The Destructive Regime of “Equality”
For the past week, I’ve been reading Robert Conquest’s The Great Terror, a history of the darkest era in Stalin’s murderous dictatorship. We must never forget what bloody atrocities were committed in the name of “equality.” Darleen Click reports on Iceland’s feminist repetition of the history they have failed to learn

Why is Teen Vogue Sexualizing a 9-Year-Old Boy?
A selection of photos from a Teen Vogue story about a 9-year-old boy named Nemis Quinn Mélançon Golden, also known as “Queen Lactatia.”

Coming Out As A Republican To My Democrat Family Went Worse Than Coming Out Gay
I reached my threshold where no amount of hypothetical Republican bigotry or greed could approach the magnitude of hypocrisy, corruption, or criminality I saw rotting Democrats.

The Imaginary Hispanic: What the Illegal War is About
And why a border wall is a threat to the survival of the Democrats.

‘Mommy, I Don’t Want to Be a Boy!’ Little Girl’s Reaction to Radical Sex Ed Program Says It All
In Canada, the fight is on over a radical sex education curriculum being pushed in public schools by LGBTQ advocates. Many parents fear their children will become confused and even brainwashed, while supporters claim the program is about allowing students to be their “true selves.”

Oprah, Subjective Truth and Salem 2.0 Share
Over on the homepage Philip Devoe rightly laments Oprah Winfrey;s fondness for pseudoscience and New Age “thinking”. It would only be fair to also mention the role she played in the 1980s Satanic ritual abuse panic. Writing in the Houston Press in 2015, Chris Lane recalls the contribution made to this disgrace by the book Michelle Remembers (my emphasis added)

Save money by selling off federal public grazing range
Here is an idea from 1982 whose time has come.

This Man Received 167 Sex-Change Surgeries. He Lives in a World of Regret.
Recently I interviewed a person whose experience with gender change surgeries was so extreme, it gained him entry in the Guinness World Records book for the most gender reassignment surgeries for an individual person.

College Versus Apprenticeships
Why don’t more young Americans go for apprenticeships as opposed to enrolling in college? That question becomes more and more important as a) huge numbers of college “educated” students struggle to repay their student loans, b) many college grads end up working in entry-level jobs they could have gotten right out of high school (or even while still in high school), and c) employers are struggling to find capable workers for many skilled trades jobs that pay well.

Most Other Presidents Would Be Touting This News for Weeks
Just think, this is the sort of thing that the president could be talking about if he would just stop shooting himself in the foot.

The Corrosive Evil Of Political Correctness
We all profess hatred of this evil, and then proceed to support it, passively or actively. We’re silent in the face of PC, because going active against it is also unattractive behavior.

Democrats Love “S***hole” Countries, and They Want America to Become One
Our president has provoked “controversy” by speaking the brutal truth.

Norway or Haiti?
On CNN, last night, I asked Joan Walsh whether she would rather live in Norway or Haiti? The answer is obvious, but she refused to answer, saying that she had never been to either country and it was none of my business.

Immigrants Are Paying the Price for Obamacare
Barack Obama sacrificed them to push his signature law.

Anti-conversion therapy law tramples free speech rights Jan13 by Thomas Mitchell
With the turning of a page of the calendar to a new year comes a host of new laws on the books in Nevada, among them is a law banning therapists from engaging in something dubbed conversion therapy.

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