Wednesday, October 17, 2018

History for October 17

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Rita Hayworth 1918, Arthur Miller 1915, Evel Knievel (Robert Craig) 1938
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Michael McKean 1947 - Actor ("This is Spinal Tap," "Laverne and Shirley"), George Wendt 1948 - Actor ("Cheers"), Eminem 1972 - Rapper
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1739 - Thomas Coram was granted a Royal Charter from George II so a "hospital for the maintenance and education of exposed and deserted young children" in Londond, England.
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1931 - Al Capone was convicted on income tax evasion and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. He was released in 1939.
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

James Wolfe, former Senate staffer charged in leak probe, pleads guilty - Washington Times

James Wolfe, former Senate staffer charged in leak probe, pleads guilty - Washington Times:
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Wolfe was arrested in June after an FBI probe into Ms. Watkins leaking confidential information about Trump campaign figure Carter Page’s meeting with a Russian spy when she worked for BuzzFeed.
At a hearing in June, Wolfe initially pleaded not guilty.

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NEO: WOMEN LIED, BLACK MEN DIED. Why didn’t it occur to Democrats that their approach to Kavanaug…

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NEO: WOMEN LIED, BLACK MEN DIED.
Why didn’t it occur to Democrats that their approach to Kavanaugh might bother black men as well as white ones? My theory is that Democrats now think so completely along racial lines that it probably wouldn’t occur to them that a black man could identify with something happening to a white man, and a preppy white man at that. That must be why writer Jemele Hill of the Atlantic could write something like this [emphasis mine]:

On Tuesday night, I was in an auditorium with 100 black men in the city of Baltimore, when the subject pivoted to Brett Kavanaugh. I expected to hear frustration that the sexual-assault allegations against him had failed to derail his Supreme Court appointment. Instead, I encountered sympathy. One man stood up and asked, passionately, “What happened to due process?” He was met with a smattering of applause, and an array of head nods.
Hill, who is a black woman (formerly a sportswriter), assumed that these black men would identify with the woman’s story of sexual assault, rather than the man’s story of false accusation. She thought they would accept and perhaps join in with the Democrats’ ridicule and demonizing of Kavanaugh’s rage at being falsely accused.
On a related topic, note that the bill is coming due for American literature’s most celebrated rape apologist. A week ago, Steven Crowder posted this parody video:



And proving out Muggeridge’s Law, which as the late Tom Wolfe wrote, postulated that “We live in an age in which it is no longer possible to be funny. There is nothing you can imagine, no matter how ludicrous, that will not promptly be enacted before your very eyes, probably by someone well known,” on Thursday, Milwaukee’s Fox affiliate posted this headline: “Shorewood School District cancels ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ play due to potential protests.”

The stated reason was the school district getting last-minute jitters over the play’s use of the N-word, but it’s still memory holing what was an American classic. “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches,” Ray Bradbury wrote in the 50th anniversary edition of Fahrenheit 451.--Posted by Ed Driscoll 

Must read-It's ALL here!-----Spygate: The True Story of Collusion

Spygate: The True Story of Collusion
Spygate: The True Story of Collusion-- by 

How America’s most powerful agencies were weaponized against President Donald Trump
Although the details remain complex, the structure underlying Spygate—the creation of the false narrative that candidate Donald Trump colluded with Russia, and the spying on his presidential campaign—remains surprisingly simple:
1. CIA Director John Brennan, with some assistance from Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, gathered foreign intelligence and fed it throughout our domestic Intelligence Community.
2. The FBI became the handler of Brennan’s intelligence and engaged in the more practical elements of surveillance.
3. The Department of Justice facilitated investigations by the FBI and legal maneuverings, while providing a crucial shield of nondisclosure.
4. The Department of State became a mechanism of information dissemination and leaks.
5. Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee provided funding, support, and media collusion.
6. Obama administration officials were complicit, and engaged in unmasking and intelligence gathering and dissemination.
7. The media was the most corrosive element in many respects. None of these events could have transpired without their willing participation. Stories were pushed, facts were ignored, and narratives were promoted.
Let’s start with a simple premise: The candidacy of Trump presented both an opportunity and a threat.
Initially not viewed with any real seriousness, Trump’s campaign was seen as an opportunistic wedge in the election process. 
At the same time, and particularly as the viability of his candidacy increased, Trump was seen as an existential threat to the established political system..."
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Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies

Democrats Advised Not to Speak About Unpopular Open Borders Policies:

Image result for Quiet Clip Art FreeDemocrats running for re-election in the 2018 midterms are being advised to not speak about the issue of immigration as consultants admit the zero-enforcement, open borders positions of the Democrat Party are unpopular with swing voters.
In a memo obtained by the New York Times, left-wing consultants with the Center for American Progress and the think tank, Third Way, advised Democrats running for election to spend “as little time as possible” talking about the immigration issue facing the nation, where more than 1.5 million immigrants are admitted to the country every year.

Do Universities Value Public Engagement? Not Much, Their Policies Suggest - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Do Universities Value Public Engagement? Not Much, Their Policies Suggest - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"Scholarly work that serves the public is the kind of thing that, theoretically, universities want faculty members to pursue. 
But a new study of the language used by more than 100 colleges in their tenure-and-promotion criteria shows little evidence that such scholarship is valued in a way that advances faculty careers.
And because of that, faculty members are given incentives mostly to pursue research that fits in an established framework.
The researchers looked for the words "public," "community," and "impact" in the documents and examined their context. They also looked for mentions of traditional research outputs such as books, grants, and journal articles, and for mentions of impact, metrics, and open access...
Among their findings:
  • The term "community" is mentioned by 87 percent of institutions at either the university or academic-unit level, while 75 percent mention the term "public." But a closer look at the context reveals the true status of those terms. Although the words "service" and "research" are near those two terms most frequently, "service" is mentioned more than twice as often as "research" in that context. Such placement suggests that the terms refer to what the authors describe as "the least highly regarded" tenure-and-promotion criteria — the service component — with the others being research and teaching. The way the words are used in the policies also suggests that the terms pertain to service to the discipline or the institution, not necessarily to the broader public..."
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Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test as 'Mockery'

Cherokee Nation Blasts Elizabeth Warren's DNA Test as 'Mockery':

Image result for Flicker commons Images Elizabeth WarrenThe Cherokee Nation issued a statement Monday declaring Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) DNA test results “inappropriate” and a “mockery.”
On Monday, Warren released her DNA test results to the far-left Boston Globe’s Annie Linskey, who has already had to issue two humiliating corrections. Hoping to spin the results in the best way possible, Linskey botched the math on the DNA findings, naturally, in Warren’s favor.

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The Party of Evil

Image result for flickr commons images Democratic PartyThe Party of Evil:

The Democrats and their parrots and lapdogs in the liberal media never stop accusing people on the right of being racists, sexists and homophobes.
But if you pay even the slightest attention to what the left says and does, you know that they are the real bigots.

How Living Two Years Under Socialism Made Me a CapitalistThe American Spectator

How Living Two Years Under Socialism Made Me a CapitalistThe American Spectator
"...Today, and for the past several decades, Israel’s kibbutz movement and socialism is all but dead. 
See the source imageThat is why socialist Bernie Sanders has led the way incorporating anti-Israel policies into the Democrat party. 
Today’s Israelis despise and reject socialism (outside their academia, mainstream media, and entertainment industry — sound familiar?). 
The leftist Labor Party is in shambles. 
Benjamin Netanyahu’s center-conservative Likud coalition reigns.
...I had been forced to study socialism on an undergraduate level at Columbia’s Ivory Towers. Now I was getting my graduate degree in real life.
I started to see how people live in actuality under socialism. 
They cheat. 
Under socialism, everyone cheats like crazy— Arabs, Jews, Christians. 
Everyone. 
Can you even can call it “cheating” when everyone does it? 
The car salesman would offer to reposition the radio so that it fits in the glove compartment. 
That way, if a cop stops you for a traffic infraction he won’t notice you have a radio, so you can avoid the car-radio tax. 
People would beg families and friends visiting from abroad to please bring a box or two of Rice Krispies and, pretty please to sneak a VCR in their luggage..."
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Celebrities Use Fading Star Power Against Nunes – American Greatness

Celebrities Use Fading Star Power Against Nunes – American Greatness
The message from the aging rock star about the California Republican was succinct:
“F*ck Nunes.”
Image result for Devin NunesThose gripping words were tweeted earlier this year by Axl Rose, the frontman for Guns N’ Roses. The rocker apparently was miffed after Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) suggested that the Obama administration spied on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016. (Rose’s appetite for destruction isn’t just the title of his band’s most popular album: During a concert shortly after the election, he beat an oversized pinata depicting the new president.)
...Rose is one of many celebrities hoping to dump some cold November Rain on Nunes’s reelection next month.
The lawmaker who President Trump on Thursday said should get the Medal of Freedom for “what he has gone through and his bravery” is a top target of the Left for leading the investigation into the biggest political scandal in U.S. history: The weaponization of the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence apparatus to infiltrate a rival presidential campaign and undermine an incoming administration..."
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US Lawmakers Introduce a Bill to Ban Sharia laws - Muslims are outraged - Speech Point

US Lawmakers Introduce a Bill to Ban Sharia laws - Muslims are outraged - Speech Point: "Republicans on an Idaho House panel have once against agreed to introduce anti-Sharia law legislation designed to prevent Idaho courts from making decisions based on Islamic or other foreign legal codes.
Similar 'anti-Sharia' bills are being considered in several states across the United States.
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According to sharia law in Saudi Arabia and Iran:
– There is no freedom of religion or freedom of speech.
– There is no equality between people (the non-Muslim is not equal to the Muslim).
– There are no equal rights for men and women.
– There is no democracy or a separation between religion and state politics.
Sharia is incompatible with the American Constitution..."
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51st Anniversary of Che Guevara’s Death

51st Anniversary of Che Guevara’s Death:

Image result for flickr commons images Che GuevaraFifty one years ago this week, Ernesto "Che" Guevara got a major dose of his own medicine. Without trial he was declared a murderer, stood against a wall and shot. If the saying "What goes around comes around" ever fit, it's here.
"When you saw the beaming look on Che's face as his victims were tied to the stake and blasted apart by the firing squad," said a former Cuban political prisoner to this writer, "you saw there was something seriously, seriously wrong with Che Guevara."
As commander of the La Cabana execution yard, Che often shattered the skull of the condemned man (or boy) by firing the coup de grace himself.

Clarice Feldman - They forget to mention that the Crown Prince's...

 Clarice Feldman - They forget to mention that the Crown Prince's...

"They forget to mention that the Crown Prince's most vociferous critics are the very people who've been funding terrorism around the world and objecting to the country's modernization. 
Why could that be?"



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History for October 16

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Noah Webster 1758, Oscar Wilde 1854, David Ben-Gurion 1886
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Eugene O'Neill 1888, Angela Lansbury 1925, Charles Colson 1931
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1916 - Margaret Sanger opened the first birth control clinic in New York City, NY.
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1962 - U.S. President Kennedy was informed that there were missile bases in Cuba, beginning the Cuban missile crisis.
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Monday, October 15, 2018

200-pound bomb Washington DC terror attack planned for election day thwarted

200-pound bomb Washington DC terror attack planned for election day thwarted:

Image result for flickr commons images National Mall in DCA homegrown terror attack plot went awry after a New York man confided in another individual about his plan and they notified authorities.
Paul Rosenfeld, 56, admitted that he concocted a 200-pound bomb and was planning a suicide bombing on Election Day in Washington, D.C., CBS News reported.
Court records show that Rosenfeld corresponded with an individual from Pennsylvania and gave the specifics of his plot, which was to take place at the National Mall in Washington. The individual informed the FBI, and on Tuesday, police apprehended Rosenfeld.

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How Do Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks Really Work? | Frontline Videos

How Do Self-Sealing Fuel Tanks Really Work? | Frontline Videos
HOW DO SELF-SEALING FUEL TANKS REALLY WORK?
ALL PATCHED UP.
During dogfights, pilots expect their aircraft to take a few shots from enemy fighters. In the event that a fuel tank takes bullet fire, there are a few problems that could occur.

The first is fuel leaking on hot equipment and causing the plane to catch fire. There is also the possibility of bullet holes causing the tank to leak, run out of fuel and crash. Explosions and crashing are scenarios that pilots typically want to avoid and self-sealing fuel tanks help to prevent disasters. “Self-sealing fuel tank” is often a point of discussion but how exactly do they work?...

Kaine: Democrats Have To "Fight In The Streets" Against Trump | Video | RealClearPolitics

See the source imageKaine: Democrats Have To "Fight In The Streets" Against Trump | Video | RealClearPolitics
Posted By Tim Hains --On Date January 31, 2017
"On Tuesday's broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said Democrats must take advantage of "public outcry against the [Trump] administration]." 

Kaine said Democrats must fight back in Congress, the courts, and in the streets..."

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson in 'real legal jeopardy', GOP investigator says

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson in 'real legal jeopardy', GOP investigator says:

Image result for Glenn SimpsonFusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson is pleading the fifth because he's in "real legal jeopardy," said a member of the House Judiciary Committee on Sunday.
Last week, Simpson's lawyer announced that his client intends to “invoke his constitutional rights not to testify" for a closed-door deposition on Oct. 16.
Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, said he is not surprised Simpson would take such a course of action, considering how his past testimony clashes with what a Justice Department official under scrutiny told the committee.

@EricHolthaus – new IPCC report calls for ‘…rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism’ | Watts Up With That?

@EricHolthaus – new IPCC report calls for ‘…rigorous backing to systematically dismantle capitalism’ | Watts Up With That?
"From “the stupid, it burns” department comes this very revealing statement (h/t to Dr. Roger Piekle Sr.) from Eric Holthaus, who’s apparently a socialist cheerleader:
He adds:
Source: Twitter
Such a mature, forward thinking, open-minded person Eric Holthaus is. /sarc...
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People have credibly proposed that progressivism is a religion. I don't agree.

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"People have credibly proposed that progressivism is a religion.
I don't agree.
Progressivism has many of the trappings of religion. It has its rituals, its codes, and its sacraments. But as a religion, if fails one important test.
Unfalsifiability.
The aspect that it cannot be proven false. Religion depends on faith in a higher power, one that cannot be physically proven.
Progressivism is falsifiable - it can be proven wrong. Every single aspect can be proven and every outcome predicted.
Progressivism is a cult, not a religion."