Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump | New York Post

Obama’s liberalism paved the way for Donald Trump | New York Post:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Obama"And now comes Barack Obama. The former president, shredding what was left of his promise not to interfere with his successor, is joining the fight against the repeal of ObamaCare. He called the Senate bill an example of “meanness,” and pledged to campaign for the Democrat in the Virginia governor’s race.
For Republicans, luck can’t get much better. While Clinton and Pelosi were hardly innocent bystanders in the historic rout of Democrats at every level of government, the main culprit was Obama.

It was Obamaism,"


Global Warming: The Imminent Crisis That Never Arrives | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Global Warming: The Imminent Crisis That Never Arrives | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD:
"It's summer 2017 and the Arctic was supposed to be ice-free, hurricanes were going to be more frequent and more deadly, and sea levels should be rising alarmingly. 

  • Al Gore swore in his 2006 science fiction movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," that within a decade there would be a "true planetary emergency." "Unless we act boldly and quickly to deal with the underlying causes of global warming, our world will undergo a string of terrible catastrophes," said Gore in the movie's introduction.
  • The grand storyteller also predicted in 2011 that "there will be no more snows" on Mt. Kilimanjaro "within the decade."
  • Four years earlier, the Guardian of Britain reported that the United Nations was warning that we had "as little as eight years left to avoid a dangerous global average rise of 2C or more." 
  • Three years and more than 1,000 days ago, then French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius — a socialist, of course — advised us that "we have 500 days to avoid climate chaos."

We could go on. 
Image result for global warming failBut we have neither the space nor time to rack up all the missed global warming predictions. 
So we will merely point out that instead of these disasters, we have the climate alarmist community admitting that there has indeed been a pause in the warming and that its models failed to predict it.
Yes, that's right. 
The alarmists are acknowledging in the abstract of a research paper that was published this month in Nature Geoscience that there have been "differences in model and satellite tropospheric warming rates."
...On some level the admission is shocking, as Bastasch and Maue say. 
Yet we've long known that at some point the confession had to be made. 
The alarmists couldn't carry on the charade forever."
Read on!

Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder - BBC News

Over 1,700 patients at risk in 'colossal' NHS mail blunder - BBC News
"At least 1,700 patients may have been harmed by a 'colossal' blunder that meant thousands of patient records were left to pile up in a warehouse.
The number at risk is likely to rise as only two thirds of the 700,000 notes found had been checked, officials said.
Cancer test results and child protection notes were among the documents that were missing in England.
The National Audit Office also said there were questions to answer about the handling of the incident.
...But between 2011 and 2016 a backlog of 709,000 pieces of correspondence piled up in a NHS SBS warehouse.

'Colossal' blunder

The issue came to light in February after the Guardian newspaper reported it.
Now the NAO has reviewed what exactly happened and found:
  • The company had become aware of a risk to patients in January 2014, but senior managers had not developed a plan to deal with it or tell the government or NHS England for another two years 
  • A label with "clinical notes" on it had been removed from the room where the files were stored. A manager had apparently said: "You don't want to advertise what's in that room" 
  • In August 2015, a member of staff raised concerns the records were being destroyed 
  • NHS SBS finally told NHS England and Department of Health of the problem in March 2016, but neither Parliament nor the public were told 
  • The episode suggested there had been a conflict of interest between the health secretary's responsibility for the health service as a whole and his department's position as a shareholder in NHS SBS 
  • NHS England said the company had been "obstructive and unhelpful" when it had tried to investigate issue..."

Glenn K. Beaton: Don’t fall for the college scam | AspenTimes.com

Glenn K. Beaton: Don’t fall for the college scam | AspenTimes.com:
"One of my friends (yes, I have some, even in liberal Aspen) is a mountaineering guide.
He communicates concepts of climbing and safety to people who have never been in the mountains. 
He has a spatial ability to see the terrain in his mind's eye. 
He provides emergency medical treatment for injuries ranging from foot blisters to pulmonary edema. 
He's smart, articulate and well-read.
He never went to college.
I have another acquaintance who owns a concrete company. 
His idea of a "concrete solution" is something that is poured out of a cement truck and into a set of forms. 
And I don't mean the printed kind.
He figures out the cost of a project. 
He lines up and manages the necessary staffing. 
He knows both how low he must bid and how high he might. 
Image result for college scamHe does well and, like my mountaineering guide friend, in his spare time he also does good.
He too never got a college degree.
Meanwhile, over at Aspen High School, nearly everyone goes to college because, well, college is where nearly everyone from Aspen High School goes. 
Administrators say with unintended irony that they teach independent thinking, and so everyone must march lockstep to college to be force-fed more of it.
This narrow-mindedness in the educational-industrial complex is worse than self-serving. Teachers are privileged to exert an influence over young minds. 
When teachers tell kids that only losers don't go to college, kids believe them..."
...A recent survey found that 80 percent of Americans think food containing DNA (which would include all food made from animals or plants) should be specially labeled as such. 
And a significant percentage think that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
Some colleges are worse than others. 
Here in Colorado, the state has built numerous places called Colorado Mountain College, apparently for students unable to find their way out of the mountains. 
Their graduation rate is 26 percent. 
For those who do graduate, their median income six years later is less than $29,000..."
Read on!
Tell your kids!!!

You ought to know!


Polls: Public Sides with Trump on ‘Fake News’ Media Bias - Breitbart

Image result for Free Clip ARt Check MarkPolls: Public Sides with Trump on ‘Fake News’ Media Bias - Breitbart:

"The general public agrees with Republicans and President Donald Trump that the establishment press are biased against Republicans and the Trump administration, according to recent national polls."


An Audit Shows How Jane Sanders Spent Burlington College $$$ Before She Ruined It

An Audit Shows How Jane Sanders Spent Burlington College $$$ Before She Ruined It:
"Bernie and Jane Sanders are both under FBI investigation for bank fraud as most know.
Some might not know that there was an audit.
The audit shows Jane Sanders funneled hundreds of thousands of dollars from Burlington College to family and friends despite the school’s limited resources.
Bernie, for his part, is accused of pressing the bank to give the loans to the college.
Image result for Jane Sanders Spent Burlington CollegeThe poorly-backed loans ended up bringing the little hippie school down.
If they didn’t do anything illegal, the Sanders do seem ethically and financially challenged.
The duo serve as good examples of how Socialists handle finances...
...Sanders “successfully and intentionally engaged in a fraudulent scheme to actively conceal and misrepresent material facts from a federal financial institution,” Toensing’s letter read.
Sanders claimed the institution had $2.6 million in pledges for the loan when it actually only received $676,000 worth of donations from 2010 to 2014, according to the letter.
Bernie is accused of pressuring the bank to give the loans
...The unpopular former president of Burlington was eventually forced out by some angry colleagues over her mishandling of funds, which caused the school to go bankrupt last year.
After she was forced out, Jane Sanders extracted a “severance package from the college of more than 200,000”....

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History for June 27

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History for June 27 - On-This-Day.com:
Charles Stewart Parnell 1846, Mildred J. Hill 1859, Helen Keller 1880
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Bob "Captain Kangaroo" Keeshan 1927, H. Ross Perot 1930, Tobey Maguire 1975
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1787 - Edward Gibbon completed "The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire." It was published the following May.
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1871 - The yen became the new form of currency in Japan.
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1885 - Chichester Bell and Charles S. Tainter applied for a patent for the gramophone. It was granted on May 4, 1886.
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1893 - The New York stock market crashed. By the end of the year 600 banks and 74 railroads had gone out of business.
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1905 - The battleship Potemkin succumbed to a mutiny on the Black Sea.
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1931 - Igor Sikorsky filed U.S. Patent 1,994,488, which marked the breakthrough in helicopter technology.
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1954 - The world's first atomic power station opened at Obninsk, near Moscow.
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1955 - The first "Wide Wide World" was broadcast on NBC-TV.
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1967 - The world's first cash dispenser was installed at Barclays Bank in Enfield, England. The device was invented by John Sheppard-Barron. The machine operated on a voucher system and the maximum withdrawal was $28.
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Monday, June 26, 2017

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit - Washington Times

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit - Washington Times:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Nancy Pelosi"Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.
But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report."


The way we were-----Judy Collins - "Both Sides Now" - Hit Single Version

Where Americans Came From–And Where Immigrants Are Coming From Now | VDARE - premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform

Where Americans Came From–And Where Immigrants Are Coming From Now | VDARE - premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform:

Above is a fairly recent map of where immigrants are coming from, by state. [From Germany to Mexico: How America’s source of immigrants has changed over a century, By Jens Manuel Krogstad and Michael Keegan, Pew Research, October 7, 2015]
You’ll notice that Montana (where Paul Nachman lives) and North Dakota (where almost nobody lives) are getting some cross-border immigrants from the Canadian West, but almost everywhere else, it’s Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, and Mexico.
Here’s a comparable map for 1910–call it your Grandfather’s America.

Analyze this | Power Line

Analyze this | Power Line:
"A long-time reader and retired FBI agent of vast and relevant experience comments on Paul Sperry’s New York Post column, discussed by John in the adjacent post
The emphases in his quote from Sperry’s column are his:
"I remain convinced that the FISA warrants that were twice sought to target associates of Trump (and possibly Trump himself) are the key to blowing up the Russia narrative. 
As Andy McCarthy regularly points out, it was all done under the cloak of a counterintelligence (CI) investigation–and FISA techniques are at the heart of any CI investigation. 
Any FISA application encapsulates most of the predication for the investigation itself, and without FISA techniques the investigation likely goes nowhere. 
Image result for obama clintons Political CorruptionIn a CI investigation focused on a foreign power, that’s not a problem since FISA on the foreign power (say, Russia) is already in place–all that needs to be done is to identify a foreign national as the agent of that power (Russia) and, presto, you get FISA coverage of anything that’s not already covered.
Where it becomes an acute problem is when the CI investigation is a ruse to cover domestic spying on political opponents. 
In that case FISA on the foreign power is of no use–not if, as appears to be the case, there was no significant contact or collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. 
If, in fact, the real target was Trump himself–and we are told that Trump himself was named in the rejected July 2016 FISA application–you need to gin up a FISA on someone who really IS in contact with Trump, no matter how far-fetched the reasoning. 
Carter Page? 
He’ll do in a pinch, right?
And now Sperry tells us:
But it’s now clear his “intelligence reports,” which together run more than 35-pages long, were for the most part worthless. And the clients who paid Fusion GPS (which claims to go “beyond standard due diligence”) for them got taken to the cleaners. [Not if they needed something, anything, to get the FISA order, and eventually got it.]
Image result for fisa spyingSteele’s most sensational allegations remain unconfirmed. For instance, his claim that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen held a “clandestine meeting” on the alleged hacking scheme in Prague with “Kremlin officials” in August 2016 unraveled when Cohen denied ever visiting Prague, his passport showed no stamps showing he left or entered the US at the time, witnesses accounted for his presence here, and Czech authorities found no evidence Cohen went to Prague.
Steele hadn’t worked in Moscow since the 1990s and didn’t actually travel there to gather intelligence on Trump firsthand. He relied on third-hand “friend of friend” sourcing. In fact, most of his claimed Russian sources spoke not directly to him but “in confidence to a trusted compatriot” who, in turn, spoke to Steele — and always anonymously..."
Read on!! 

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit - Washington Times

1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers: Audit - Washington Times:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Social Security Cards"Most illegal immigrants who pay taxes have stolen someone else’s legal identity, and the IRS doesn’t do a very good job of letting those American citizens and legal immigrants know they’re being impersonated, the tax agency’s inspector general said in a new report released Thursday.
The theft creates major problems for the American citizens and legal foreign workers whose identities are stolen, and who have to deal with explaining money they never earned.
But the IRS only manages to identify half of the potentially 1.4 million people likely affected by the fraud in 2015, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said in its report."


Yikes!-----Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season | SummitDaily.com

Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season | SummitDaily.com:
"Part 1 of a three-part series.
It could have been a crisp, winter morning, with the sun showing near the top of the ski lift, or maybe it was lower down the mountain on a biting, blustery afternoon when it happened. 
It probably occurred between Feb. 16 and March 6. 
Few can say for sure.
According to the data, the unknown skier was probably a 37-year-old man from the Front Range. More than likely he would have been tearing down advanced terrain at a ski resort in either Summit or Pitkin counties when he hit a tree. 
Odds are he was wearing a helmet, but statistics suggest he would have been going far too fast for it to do him much good.
Ski patrollers would have rushed to his aid, administering CPR and using a defibrillator in an attempt to revive him. 
Then, they’d have shuttled him down to a medical clinic at the resort’s base. 
He could have then been transferred to the hospital, where a doctor would have called the official time of death. 
And, as is most often the case with Colorado’s ski fatalities, the cause would have been blunt-force trauma to the head.
This narrative closely follows ski-related fatality trends in the state during the past 10 seasons. However, it’s only a guess...
...Colorado has had 137 accidental skier fatalities since the 2006-07 season. 
At least another 25 on-mountain deaths resulted from altitude-related cardiac episodes..."

Colorado ski deaths since 06/07 season

Click top right corner to view full-page map, click on icon on the top left for a full list. Zoom in to each resort to see where each skier death occurred on the mountain, and click on the skier/snowboarder icon to learn more about the participant who died on the slopes.

Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration, But Know What They Want: The ZERO OPTION! (Or…Less?) | VDARE - premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform

Americans Don’t Know Much About Immigration, But Know What They Want: The ZERO OPTION! (Or…Less?) | VDARE - premier news outlet for patriotic immigration reform
"Immigration is unpopular with Americans. 
Really unpopular. 
And that’s immigration, full-stop—not merely illegal immigration.
How do I know? 
Image result for immigrationMy reading of NumbersUSA polls, both current and from the last few years.
For example, on June 20, Numbers reported polling numbers from Missouri, a “swing state” whose Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will be up for re-election in 2018 [64% of Missourians Want Immigration Cut by 50% or More]. 
Its press release heralding these numbers opens:
By nearly a 3-to-1 margin, Missourians say they want legal immigration — that has been averaging around one million a year — reduced to a half-million or less. That is the preference of nearly all demographic groups, including Missouri’s Democrats, Republicans, Independents, conservatives, liberals, moderates, Catholics, Evangelicals, Protestants and those of other religions and no religion, according to a survey conducted by Pulse Opinion Research of 1,000 Missourians likely to vote in next year’s midterm congressional elections.
The poll’s Question #3 (of 13) first provided context— “Current federal policy automatically adds about one million new legal immigrants each year giving all of them lifetime work visas”—and then asked the respondents:
Which is closest to the number of lifetime immigrant work visas the government should be adding each year — none, 250,000, half a million, one million, one and a half million, two million, or more than two million?
Results from those 1,000 likely mid-term voters in Missouri:
  • 25% None
  • 22% 250,000
  • 16% Half a million
  • 14% One million
  • 3% One and a half million
  • 3% Two million
  • 4% More than two million
  • 14% Not sure
Altogether, then, 63 percent chose an immigrant level of half-million or less, while 24 percent preferred one million or more.
That’s an overwhelming landslide favoring lower immigration rates.

And note the single most popular response: 
“None.” ..."

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban - Washington Times

Supreme Court revives Trump travel ban - Washington Times:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Supreme Court"The Supreme Court said Monday that most of President Trump’s travel ban executive order can go into effect, delivering the first major victory to the new administration on perhaps his most controversial policy to date.
Justices said the lower court rulings that blocked Mr. Trump’s policy were far too broad, and said the president can begin to enforce his ban against foreigners who don’t already have some ties to the U.S.
That means the president can begin denying visas to visitors from six countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — who don’t already have family in the U.S., or some other prior connection such as participation in an education program. Mr. Trump is also free to halt refugee admissions worldwide, with the same exception for people who already have a connection to the U.S."


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Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD

Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote? Sure Looks That Way | Stock News & Stock Market Analysis - IBD:

Image result for Flicker Commons Images Voting Booth"At the time, we noted that a group called True The Vote, an online anti-voter-fraud website, had claimed that illegals had cast three million votes last year. The media and left-wing groups immediately portrayed True The Vote as a fringe group with little credibility.

The only problem is, a study in 2014 in the online Electoral Studies Journal made a quite similar claim: In the 2008 and 2010 elections, they said, as many as 2.8 million illegal noncitizen votes were cast, "enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections," said the study, authored by Jesse T. Richman and Gushan A. Chattha, both of Old Dominion University, and David C. Earnest of George Mason University.

The bombshell was this: "