News of the Week (April 7th, 2019)

 

News of the Week for Apr. 7th, 2019


 

Gun Rights

 

Following Christchurch Shootings, New Zealanders Have Voluntarily Surrendered a Total of 37 Guns Out of an Estimated 1.2 Million
“I want to remind people, you can surrender your gun to the police at any time. In fact I have seen reports that people are in fact already doing this. I applaud that effort, and if you are thinking about surrendering your weapon, I would encourage you to do so.”

Gun debate shows what government can’t do
New gun laws from Carson City are going to make life harder for the wrong people.

Judge Throws A Wrench In CA Gun Owners’ Victory Over ‘High Capacity’ Magazines
The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) on Tuesday filed an immediate opposition to last week’s decision in Duncan v. Becarra, which overturned the Golden State’s “high capacity” magazine ban. It was seen as a victory for gun owners because the judgement struck down California’s restrictions against the manufacture, importation, sale, transfer, receipt, and possession of magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

The Conservative Health Care Plan, Explained
There’s a conservative health care plan that could reduce costs and help Americans get better access to medical care. Marie Fishpaw, director of domestic policy studies at The Heritage Foundation, joins us to share what lawmakers would have to change, and how the plan would work. Read the transcript, posted below, or listen to the podcast.

Chevron Keeps Winning, Its Leftist Foes Keep Losing
There is always a latest chapter in the Legal Fraud of the Century, which is the story of a determined leftist environmentalist cabal’s attempt to shake down of Chevron for many billions over bogus claims – adjudicated in a bribed and perjury-ridden Ecuador courtroom – that the energy company (via Texaco, which it purchased in 2001) had devastated rainforests and forced cancer upon the locals when drilling for oil in the South American country in previous decades.

California’s next frontier in fighting climate change: your kitchen stove
Curtis Stone has been using induction cooktops for years. The Australian celebrity chef – who operates acclaimed restaurants in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills and is planning a pop-up eatery at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this month – said the electric cooking technology is faster, cleaner and more efficient than a traditional gas stove.

Lamar Alexander calls for “New Manhattan Project for Clean Energy” to Counter Green New Deal
“Green Nuclear Deal” makes more sense than the “Green New Deal”

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Thousands in Britain left to go blind due to eye surgery rationing
Thousands of elderly people in Britain are left to go blind because of rationing of eye surgery in the National Health Service (NHS), a report revealed on Saturday (April 6).

 

War & Terror

 

The Battle Between Information and Chaos
Russia is acquiring an empire of chaos.

Simmering South China Sea heats up
Here’s a look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves.

 

National

 

5 Key Moments From Equality Act Hearing
Supporters of House Democrats’ “gender equality” bill testified Tuesday that the legislation is necessary to guarantee equal rights for Americans who identify as transgender.

Feminist Testifies Against the “Equality Act”
On Tuesday Julia Beck testified against the Equality Act (H.R. 5) before the House Judiciary Committee. Beck is a lesbian who was booted out of the Baltimore LGBT Commission for describing a male transgender rapist as a male and saying that men can’t be lesbians.

Socialists now outnumber Republicans on Chicago’s city council
Ain’t no problems in a city whose government has been monopolized for decades by the left that can’t be solved with more austere leftism.

Immigration experts: In-state tuition for illegal aliens violates Clinton-era federal regulation
Some universities allow illegal aliens who have attended grade school in a state for three years to receive in-state tuition.

Catholic School’s Groundbreaking Lawsuit Could Strike Down LGBT Laws Across the Nation
On Wednesday, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) will file a powerful groundbreaking lawsuit against a local Ohio sexual orientation gender identity (SOGI) non-discrimination law that some say may become the most significant religious freedom case since Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission (2018). This lawsuit aims to protect a small Catholic school from stifling LGBT laws that cut to the heart of religious education.

Trans Activists Went After This Woman’s Husband, Her Kids, Even Her Ex, for Opposing Transgenderism
British Roman Catholic mother and journalist Caroline Farrow has faced horrific harassment from pro-transgender activists for her disagreement on transgender issues. Farrow spoke with PJ Media about this harassment and the local police response.

Rutgers professor: Even the concept of time is racist
One of the privileges of being a tenured professor in the field of “studies” is that you can make up crap out of thin air and majors in the field, fellow faculty, and progressive media all go “Ooooooh!” in amazement.

Chinese, US researchers create monkeys with human-like brain development
A group of monkeys were found to have “human-like” brain development, including faster reactions and better memories, after a joint Sino-American team of researchers spliced a human gene into their genetic makeup.

Southern “Poverty” in the Cayman Islands
Yesterday, Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) issued a letter to the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, Charles Rettig, urging an investigation into whether the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) should retain its classification as a 501(c)(3). Senator Cotton is requesting an investigation into the tax-exempt status of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) based on numerous examples of the SPLC engaging in systematic defamation of their political opponents.

Intimidation: Anti-Israel Activists Leave Mock Eviction Notices in Dorms at Emory U.
Hoax tactic used to create climate of hate against Israel.

Appeals court rules public universities can fire faculty if their style of teaching offends students
Acclimating students to real world not covered by academic freedom

Hillary Clinton Ally Blasted For Mocking Polio-Survivor Mitch McConnell For Falling
Hillary Clinton ally and former Democratic National Committee field director Adam Parkhomenko mocked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday for falling and was quickly condemned from across the political spectrum for his mean-spirited attack.

Judge orders California to open voter registration at welfare offices, student aid centers
A judge has ordered California elections officials to expand voter registration throughout the state to county welfare offices and student financial aid centers.

Student files bias complaint against dorm roommate for watching Ben Shapiro video
Michigan State incident prompted administrator to allow for a room change

WSU teaches students how to handle College Republicans at bias training
A bias response team at Washington State University taught students how to deal with College Republicans at a recent training.

Second Child Sex Offender Unmasked at Drag Queen Story Time, Houston Activists Say
On Thursday, activist parents with MassResistance unmasked another child sex offender who greeted children at Drag Queen Story Time. According to local MassResistance leader Tracy Shannon, a drag performer with many aliases has sexually assaulted children and publicly recounted his history as a transgender dominatrix and prostitute for hire. His name has been redacted here because he was allegedly convicted for sexual assault against children at age 16, so his record has been sealed.

Big Dem names show little interest in Senate
Senate Democrats had the opportunity to recruit a murderers’ row of popular and tested candidates with proven fundraising abilities in a handful of key states up for election next year as they seek a path back to the majority.

Gillibrand, Booker, Buttigieg Defend MS-13
There are plenty of valid criticisms of Donald Trump. There are plenty of honest, good-faith arguments against his policies. But that’s not good enough for our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left. They hate him so much that they need to just make $#!+ up.

Short Circuit: A Roundup of Recent Federal Court Decisions
Inmate sterilization, a rodent infestation, and the return of dueling dinos.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Croissant-gate: Ocasio-Cortez outraged by inhumane cost of capitalist croissants at LaGuardia Airport
Not to worry, when Socialists take over there will be no croissants.

 

International

 

‘New York Times’ Journalist Describes An ‘Almost Unimaginable’ Crisis In Venezuela
Venezuelans have been suffering one calamity after the next, but in recent weeks, much of Venezuela has had to go long stretches without electricity.

As expected, Venezuela’s phony legislature removes Guaido’s immunity
It was only yesterday when Venezuela’s supreme court cleared the way for Nicolas Maduro’s hand-picked “legislature” to strip opposition leader Juan Guaido’s parliamentary immunity from prosecution. As the old saying goes, that didn’t take long. By this morning, the so-called “Constituent Assembly” had done as Nicolas Maduro directed and opened the door to a Supreme Kangaroo Court trial of the self-declared interim president.

China’s Han Superstate: The New Third Reich
China’s ruler, Xi Jinping, demands that the five recognized religions — official recognition is a control mechanism — “Sinicize.” The Chinese, as a part of this ruthless and relentless effort, are destroying mosques and churches, forcing devout Muslims to drink alcohol and eat pork, inserting Han officials to live in Muslim homes, and ending religious instruction for minors.

Cree musician won’t withdraw album with Inuit throat singing from the Indigenous Music Awards
A Cree woman accused of cultural appropriation for including throat singing on her new album won’t withdraw it from the Indigenous Music Awards because she says the sounds she makes are distinct from the Inuit cultural practice.

Russia’s been in Venezuela less than two weeks and already it’s threatening to attack Colombia
Less than two weeks ago, Russia shifted the balance of power in Venezuela, sending in 100 crack troops, ostensibly to repair Russian-made military aircraft damaged in Venezuela’s massive blackout.

Europe’s “Digital Single Market”
The European Parliament has voted in new copyright rules. Article 13 of the legislation holds tech companies responsible if material is posted without copyright permission on their sites, while Article 11 mandates news aggregation platforms and search engines to pay use links from news websites.

500 years later, Mexico demands that Spain apologize for the Conquistadors
Spain’s rejection of the demand was immediate and blunt

Let’s get thrown out of the EU!
Jacob Rees-Mogg tweets,”If a long extension leaves us stuck in the EU we should be as difficult as possible We could veto any increase in the budget, obstruct the putative EU army and block Mr Macron’s integrationist schemes.”

$840M in gold bars prepared for loading onto Russian jet at Venezuelan airport: report
About 20 tons of gold from Venezuela’s central bank was ready to be hauled away Tuesday on a Russian airline’s Boeing 777 that landed in Caracas a day earlier, a Venezuelan lawmaker wrote on Twitter.

Fined $55,000 for Calling a Male a Male
We told you this was coming. We warned you it would happen. We were not crying wolf. We were telling you the truth. And now it is here, as a headline announces: “Canadian tribunal fines Bill Whatcott $55,000 for expressing Christian views on ‘transgenderism.'” In other words, Whatcott called a biological male (who identifies as a female) a “biological male.” That was his crime.

 

Opinion

 

Should the FBI “Shut Down” Hate Speech?
I don’t remember when the phrase “hate speech” came into common use, but for some time now liberals have used it as an implicit attack on the First Amendment. Contrary to all law and logic, they press the view that anything they consider “hate speech” should be suppressed, by the government (a government run by liberals, that is) if necessary.

The Electoral College is undemocratic? Of course. That’s why it works
Some Democratic presidential hopefuls want to eliminate the Electoral College. But that could destroy what makes our country work.

The Supreme Court’s Absurd Death-Penalty Debate
This is not jurisprudence but jurispretext.

The “Trans” Child as Experimental Guinea Pig
Standards of evidence have been discarded, and children are being altered for life

At Last – An American History Text That’s Not Anti-American
Oklahoma University history professor Wilfred McClay has written an American history text deviates from the norm. Rather than depicting the United States as a blight on the planet, McClay’s book sees it as a Land of Hope – his title. In today’s Martin Center article, Jenna Robinson discusses the book.

The Left’s Most Serious Attack on Federalism
Much of the Left’s current wish list–the Green New Deal, reparations–is fantasy. Those proposals are purely for political effect, and aren’t going anywhere. But there is an important exception: there is a serious risk that the Left will succeed in effectively abolishing the Electoral College.

In the Culture Wars, Be a Sancho Panza, Not a Don Quixote
In late 2018, the independent, non-profit New York-based research institute Data and Society released a report entitled Alternative Influence: Broadcasting the Reactionary Right on YouTube.

The GOP probably wasn’t ready for Pete Buttigieg
It’s still far too early to say if South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is going to be a frontrunner in the 2020 Democratic primary race, but the idea is clearly looking less far-fetched than it did when he first announced. The question on my mind this weekend is if the GOP – on a national level – and Donald Trump, in particular, are ready for him if he somehow snags the nomination.

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