Thursday, October 20, 2016

Nothing to see here, move along

Between 11/21/2009 and 6/24/2016, Robert Creamer appears to have visited the White House 342 times, 340 times as ‘Robert Creamer’ and twice as ‘Bob Creamer’.

47 of those visits were direct visits with Obama. Several of those visits included Michelle Obama.

In the video where Democratic operatives talk about how to conduct mass voter fraud, Scott Foval describes Creamer in the videos as the ‘black hat’ guy who has taught him so much. Creamer also shows up on another video which covers inciting violence at Trump rallies. Creamer states on video that Clinton is aware of his work, and that his firm, Democracy Partners, has a daily telephone call with the Clinton campaign to coordinate.

Creamer is a convicted felon....

(He's also the husband of Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky)

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Gangs of Texas

It’s the savagery that most bothers veteran police officer George Rhyne. He can't name other gangs in Houston or anywhere else that he's aware of that have used machetes to hack their enemies to death.

For state Department of Public Safety Regional Commander Philip Duane Steen, it’s the brutality combined with the gang’s propensity for bucking one of the traditional rules adhered to by most foreign gangs: Don’t draw attention to yourself in the United States.

Whatever the reasons, the Mara Salvatrucha, better known as the MS-13, has steadily risen to the top of the state’s list of notorious gangs, now considered more of a threat to Texas public safety than larger and older criminal groups including the Aryan Brotherhood, the Bandidos motorcycle club and the border-based Barrio Azteca gang.

The gang's roots can be traced to 1980s California, when imprisoned Central American immigrants coalesced to protect themselves from rival Hispanic prison gangs.

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Quote of the day

To make this election even more bizarre is the way the press has ignored the biggest story in political history since Watergate. The Wikileaks stuff is explosive. It is what political reporters used to pray for, back when we had political reporters. The stuff in those e-mails is the sort of stuff that used to end careers and bring down governments. Despite the caterwauling from the stray moonbat, the media has ignored the story, preferring to spend all their time talking about the Trump bimbo hoax.

Trump signs

Some stood alongside heavily trafficked highways, big enough to read a quarter-mile away.

Others occupied quiet corners on dusty county roads.

But an overwhelming majority had one thing in common: They heralded the name TRUMP.

Over the course of eight days, while traveling some 3,000 miles by motorcycle across the northern United States, I was steadily confronted by presidential yard signs.

I idly recorded those in support of Donald J. Trump until, after the first few days, the number approached 100. I eventually lost count.

Those in support of Hillary Clinton were comparatively easy to keep track of: I traveled nearly 2,500 miles before I saw a single one.

By the end of my trip, I’d spotted a whopping five.

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Illegals increasing in numbers

The southwest border has cracked open over the last year as illegal immigrants into the U.S. spiked some 23 percent, according to the latest Homeland Security numbers released Monday.

Nearly 409,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed at the border in fiscal 2016up from about 331,000 a year earlierand Homeland Security officials say the increased arrests also means an increase in the number that are sneaking by them.

Worse yet, the number of illegal immigrants traveling as families, fleeing rough conditions in Central America and enticed by the promise of lax enforcement in the U.S., reached a record high of 77,674. Unaccompanied minorsthose children traveling without their parentsalso rose to nearly 60,000, though that was still shy of the record set in 2014.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Chicago, we have a problem

A thousand more people have been shot in Chicago this year compared with the same time last year after a weekend that saw eight people killed and at least 40 wounded, according to police and data compiled by the Tribune.

At least 3,475 people had been shot in the city as of shortly after midnight Monday compared with 2,441 people shot this time last year, an increase of 1,034, according to Tribune data. There have been at least 595 homicides this year compared with 409 this time last year, an increase of 186.

The gun violence over the weekend was at levels usually seen in the summer when shootings typically spike.

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Voter registration irregularities in Indiana

Indiana's chief elections official said Tuesday that thousands of voter registrations were altered, raising concerns about possible fraud and prompting her office to warn voters to check whether their information is correct online and vote early to avoid problems on election day.

Secretary of State Connie Lawson said in a statement that Indiana's online voter registration database had not been hacked but records were changed on paper forms, online and at Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices.

"At this time, my office is not sure why these records were changed, but we have evaluated the Statewide Voter Registration System and have found no indication it has been compromised," said Lawson, a Republican.

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Snippet of the day

On his second attempt, Thomas Jefferson’s bill outlawing slavery in the Virginia Colony was enacted by an almost unanimous vote in 1765. However, George III vetoed the bill and demanded that the colonists accept and put to work all the negroes that were sent to the colonies. Cotton was big business and the English textile mills needed to remain busy as that cash cow was repaying the monies owed from the French & Indian Wars.

Massive problem with migrants

Dr Sigrid Meierhofer, mayor of ski resort town Garmisch-Partenkirchen, wrote a leaked letter to the government describing the "massive problem" of migrants locally.

She pleaded for support, begging action be taken to "secure public safety and order" after local police clashed with migrants in public brawls.

Dr Meirhofer said she is particularly concerned about the Abrams Centre, a registration centre in the town which houses 250 asylum seekers.

She said the migrants, which local media claim are mostly single men from Africa, have become "problematic" and are threatening "public order".

The mayor said: "There has been an increasingly worsening situation in recent weeks around the Abrams registration centre."

Police have responded to more incidents in the past six weeks around the centre than in the past 12 months, according to local media.

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Science is racist and must be decolonized

A discussion on science devolved into the truly bizarre this week at the University of Cape Town (UCT).

The meeting of activists and faculty of UCT featured one student saying "Science as a whole is a product of Western modernity and the whole thing should be scratched off. Especially in Africa."

The group of students, insisting that science is racist and must be "decolonised", have created the hashtag #ScienceMustFall to describe their "fallist" movement. The student expanded on what "decolonizing" science means, saying, "Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond to the environment and how we understand it."

The student also brought up South African witchcraft as an argument against the Western dominance in science.

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Newsday writer goes to Trump rally

For one sun-drenched Saturday afternoon in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Donald Trump gave a peek at the outsider candidacy that might have been. Mostly. He also flashed traces of why that grounded, vital candidacy doesn’t seem to have come to fruition.

Trump estimated the crowd at 7,000 New Hampshire police said it was closer to 3,000 and there wasn’t a whit of "deplorable" behavior. No racism, no sexism, no xenophobia, not even any nasty T-shirts, at least by current standards. Nor was there a surly or aggrieved mood coursing through the pack. Folks were upbeat, there to have a good time.

What inspired the 300-mile drive Friday night from Long Island toward a noon rally up north was the sense that after a week of "Access Hollywood" tape replays and sexual assault allegations, Trump might finally be ready to completely blow his stack, start roaring and foaming and biting the heads off of members of the media.

What transpired was foundationally different: Most of Trump’s speech focused on specific problems facing the people of New Hampshire and the United States, and the steps a Trump administration would take to address them.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Yemeni rebels fire missile into Saudi Arabia

Yemeni rebels fired a long-range missile at a military base deep inside Saudi Arabia on Sunday evening, a day after the Saudi-led coalition bombed a funeral in Sanaa killing over 140 people.

Houthi rebels gave no reason why they fired the ballistic missile toward the King Fahd military base in the Saudi city of Taif, which is near Mecca.

However, the attack came less than 24 hours after the Saudi-led coalition was blamed for bombing a funeral in the Yemeni capital denounced by the United Nations as a "horrendous and heinous" attack.

Saudi state television broadcast a brief clip of what appeared to be the missile landing in Taif, with emergency vehicles attending the scene after an explosion was seen on camera.

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Saudi Arabia losing its mojo?

For decades Saudi Arabia evoked images of wealth: sheiks shopping in London, princely yachts anchored on the Riviera, and bottomless donations to politicians in Washington. Now the reality is changing. The KSA is losing a foreign war, facing internal unrest, and nearing actual bankruptcy. Tim Worstall says in Forbes that unless oil prices rise substantially in the next two years the kingdom will go under. Broke. Oil revenues are down and look to stay down due to the fracking revolution.

The traditional Saudi tactic of flooding the market with cheap oil to destroy competitors doesn't work because "a fracking well just isn’t a high capital cost operation. ... We’re down to single digit millions to drill one these days, the vast majority of the return comes in the first couple of years. ... And as AEP points out, the costs of this are dropping all the time." The kingdom wasted its resources on this outmoded tactic and is now going bust. Michael Rubin argues in Newsweek that America might have to help out Saudi Arabia, otherwise the Saudis might become unstable and vulnerable to terrorism.

The Kingdom gambled by keeping prices artificially low over the past few years, calculating that they could undercut Iran’s financial health while also collapsing the shale industry not only in the United States but also in China.

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Public life now less authentic than professional wrestling

It is one thing when the news is slanted. People adjust to the bias. We are in a strange age in that the mass media is entirely made up. None of it is on the level. It’s layers and layers of manufactured stories, crowding out real news, to the point where it is impossible to take any of it at face value. You can’t even be sure the people in the stories are real. The Clinton campaign is planting child actors in crowds, posing as adorable local kids, to ask questions. Our public life is now less authentic than professional wrestling.

Is this the result of the breakdown of public trust? Are we just seeing the logical result of a ruling class that no longer has any trust in the people whom it rules? Maybe this is just the natural end of a mass media age. No one knows, as this is the first time one has existed. Maybe in the fullness of time, we’ll know that mass media cultures always decay into a liar’s ball, where nothing is on the level, nothing is what appears to be and the only thing you can know is no one can be believed. Perhaps this is what Hell is like.



Rant of the day

America became great with men eating bacon and eggs and beef and potatoes. And smoking and nicotine. Almost every famous person you've ever heard of (and most you haven't heard of) lived on this kind of diet. And they drank stuff too. They launched missiles into space and to the moon. Every console in the LCC had an ashtray. KSC was full of cigarette smoke everyday all of the time while men were going to the moon. Women were secretaries and men were engineers. And engineers eat bacon and eggs for breakfast. How do I know? I was there. They built ships, big ships. They built bridges. They got out and did stuff. Everyday. After having bacon and eggs for breakfast, leftover meatloaf sandwiches for lunch and roast beef and mashed potatoes for dinner. Mashed potatoes and rolls with gravy and real butter. It's possible that a few of them did not live as long as some of the vegan flowers but they lived more glory in one Apollo launch than any vegan flower or SJW will live their entire, sad, pitiable lives. There were no safe places in engineering. Only constant, grueling, never ending math problems. That most of them only mastered after long, grueling, constant application and study. And they didn't go out drinking on Friday night because they sat all week in a classroom full of sissies talking about feelings. After Friday night drinking and several hamburgers and sleeping in Saturday they spent the rest of Saturday and Sunday doing math. Then they went into the chem lab Monday and blew stuff up. Then they became rocket scientists, engineers, jet pilots, astronauts, technicians, electricians and plumbers. Then worked their butts off for 40 years. There ain't no rocket scientists who subsist on lettuce.



The little Wagner Act

In 1958, New York City mayor Robert F. Wagner, Jr. issued an executive order that permitted municipal employees to be represented by unions for collective bargaining. This order came to be called the "little Wagner act," not because it was insignificant (its effects would be vast), but because it followed the "big" Wagner act, the National Labor Relations Act of 1935 authored by the mayor’s father, United States senator Robert F. Wagner, Sr.

When he became president, John Kennedy observed that Junior’s "little act" had revolutionized New York City politics. Democrat officials and union leaders now shared an interest in lavishly spending public money on public salaries and pensions, which would circle back to the unions in the form of increased dues, and then back to the politicians themselves in the form of campaign contributions and advertising. It was a virtuous circle in which all were winners, except the taxpayers who financed it.

With his Executive Order 10988 in 1962, President Kennedy imposed the "little Wagner act" on the entire country. Now federal employees could join unions and negotiate wages, hours and overtime, vacations and holidays, work rules, and job security. Other cities and states followed suit. Politicians became entrenched with union support, the unions grew rich on Democrat largesse, the Democratic Party became the Party of Government, and the costs of operating government began to soar.

We’re still paying the consequences of that little act. Our national debt doubles every eight years. But no amount of money, it seems, is enough to improve the performance of employees who cannot be fired. In recent years, we’ve learned of mind-numbing incompetence and spirit-sapping malfeasance by federal employees. In "Fast and Furious," the ATF sold guns to Mexican drug cartels then lost track of them with predictable consequences. Homeland Security failed to find 95% of smuggled weapons and explosives in a security test. The EPA accidentally poisoned Colorado’s Animas River with three million gallons of toxic sludge. The Department of Veterans Affairs wasted $6 billion on artwork, furniture, bloated contracts, and employee bonuses, while veterans died waiting for medical treatment. Terrible tales of bungling have similarly tainted the CDC, the GSA, the IRS, the Pentagon, the Department of Justice, and the FBI, and even the Secret Service.

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Hillary says she knows how to fuel economic growth

Hillary Clinton argued that expanding food stamps and other safety net programs is essential to fuel economic growth at a speech to General Electric executives, according to an excerpt of the transcript made public by WikiLeaks Friday.

"Economic growth will take off when people in the middle feel more secure again and start spending again," Clinton said in her speech at General Electric’s Global Leadership Meeting in January, 2014.

The speech excerpt was part of 80 pages of transcripts from Clinton’s speeches at private business events that her campaign flagged as potentially damaging if released. The file, compiled by campaign researchers, was attached to an one of the leaked emails of John Podesta.

Clinton made the remarks while the Republican-controlled House of Representatives was debating reducing funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the 2014 Farm Bill.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

FBI outfoxed by Hillary

The FBI could not review all of the Hillary Clinton emails under investigation because:
The Clintons’ Apple personal server used for Hillary Clinton work email could not be located for the FBI to examine.

An Apple MacBook laptop and thumb drive that contained Hillary Clinton email archives were lost, and the FBI couldn’t examine them.

2 BlackBerry devices provided to FBI didn’t have their SIM or SD data cards.

13 Hillary Clinton personal mobile devices were lost, discarded or destroyed. Therefore, the FBI couldn’t examine them.

Various server backups were deleted over time, so the FBI couldn’t examine them.

After State Dept. notified Hillary Clinton her records would be sought by House Benghazi Committee, copies of her email on the laptops of her attorneys Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were wiped with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review them.

After her emails were subpoenaed, Hillary Clinton’s email archive was also permanently deleted from her then-server "PRN" with BleachBit, and the FBI couldn’t review it.

Also after the subpoena, backups of the PRN server were manually deleted.

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Mandela effect

Do you know where New Zealand is? Chances are you live here, and have a pretty good idea - somewhere southeast of Australia, give or take a few thousand kilometres.

But what about Lebanon, could you draw that on a map? What about the proper positioning of Japan, Korea, and China? Could you summon that all from memory?

A month or so ago I found a large community of people online who strongly remember New Zealand to be in a very different place to where it is. Some remember it being northeast of Australia, instead of southeast. Some remember New Zealand in essentially the same place, but Australia way further south. Some have it even further off.

"I remember it west of Australia," says Julie of California, whom I've agreed to not identify by last name.

"Sixteen years ago I bought a globe. I was actually thinking about Australia and New Zealand and how I didn't know much about either, so I thought I should really know where they are."

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Americans dissatisfied with political culture

A new University of Virginia survey, conducted by the Gallup organization, reveals Americans' deep dissatisfaction with the country's political culture, personified by the leading candidates for president, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

Commissioned by UVA's Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture, the "2016 Survey of American Political Culture" is based on 1,904 telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of American adults. It provides a granular picture of some of the underlying dynamics of American political culture today dynamics researchers say are likely to shape democratic life through the early years of the 21st century.

Speaking Wednesday at Gallup headquarters in Washington, James Davison Hunter, the institute's executive director, said the unprecedented public disaffection exhibited during the election campaign season reflects a deep fault line between the general American electorate and the political establishment.

He said this chasm is marked by mistrust of government, cynicism toward leaders and personal alienation. Hunter cited survey findings that confirm these levels of disaffection....

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American students are mean to Christians in college

A young Christian woman from India spoke at the Ratio Christi Symposium Saturday night, and she said that schools in India, where most people are Hindu or Muslim, were more friendly to Christians than schools in America. She recalled a conversation with a fellow student, who pointed her to the evangelical campus outreach group, Ratio Christi.

"I told her that I was a Christian, but that Americans are mean and they judge me for studying physics while believing the Bible," declared Diana Joy, a student at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. In contrast, she recalled that back in India, "every religion was welcome."

"I wondered why people couldn't leave me alone here," Joy said, describing how Americans would pester her about her religious faith.

When her friend introduced her to Ratio Christi, the organization "fundamentally changed my life." It offered her answers to spiritual problems from a Christian perspective, and in a way that answered the skeptics in American colleges.

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Voter fraud? What fraud?

A Canadian woman, illegally living in the United States since the early 1970s, has been arrested on a charge of voter fraud.

Shirley Anne Conners, 62, lives in Cheektowaga, and has been in America, against the law, for decades.

Since 1995, prosecutors say the woman who went by the last name Faragalli voted in more than 20 federal, state and local elections. Most recently, Conners voted in the Democratic Presidential Primary in April.

After being charged with making a false claim to United States citizenship in order to vote, Conners was placed in the custody of Immigration and Customs officers.

She could spend five years in prison if convicted of the charge.



Decline of the U.S. Navy

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is facing furor in the ranks over his decision to break with centuries of tradition and stop all identification of sailors by their job titles. It’s a lunatic fight to be having when the Navy faces multiple disasters.

Those challenges include crippling flaws in its newest class of ships, as well as serious problems with the new supercarrier, the Gerald R. Ford.

Formal delivery of the ship is already 14 months late, and persistent electrical problems remain a mystery. It’s supposed to be the first of a new class, packed with new tech but it can’t manage to actually power all its systems. Oh, and the price tag’s already up to $12.9 billion, 20 percent above initial estimates.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Odds and ends

Democrats are up in arms about Trump's actions from 10 years ago (when he was a Democrat) but they weren't so upset when Bill Clinton was found to be a perjurer and rapist back when he was the president.

Gennifer Flowers....Bill Clinton told me Hillary had eaten more pussy than he had.

Saudi Arabia is conducting a low intensity war on Shia-supported rebels in Yemen but I don't see much about this subject in the news. Last Sunday, over 140 people were killed and more than 525 injured in air strikes. Where's the outrage?

Officially, slavery was abolished in Saudi Arabia in 1963. But some sources say it is still practiced by the wealthy.

Andy Warhol....The mosquito is the state bird of New Jersey.

Trump to Hillary...."Honest Abe never lied."

Trump says Ginsberg should resign because her mind is shot.

Two supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign reportedly shared the claim that then-rival Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus was not eligible to be president.

EU finance ministers have agreed on another rescue package of 1.1 billion Euros for Greece. (I could have sworn that the last rescue package was going to be the last one)

Could someone please send a memo to the Kardashians and let them know that women don't want to be sex objects?

Democrats are in a frenzy because Trump wants to prosecute Hillary. But they wanted to prosecute climate deniers didn't they?

George Clooney's wife, Amal, fears losing her life for taking ISIS to court. BooHoo, that's your job. You're not being paid to sit around and look pretty.

Hillary, in recently released emails, has "begun to hate everyday Americans."

One of the most damning statements of voter fraud was just dropped with an Internet video showing the Commissioner of Elections in New York City openly admitting there is abundant voter fraud.

Austria is undergoing a surge in gun sales this year because of crimes committed by (mostly) migrants. It is estimated that there are almost a million weapons in private hands. Lots of pepper spray is also being sold.

Hillary....Half of Trump's supporters are a deplorable group of hateful bigots.

Bill Clinton....Trump supporters are standard rednecks.

Hillary Clinton used variations of 'I don't recall' 21 out of 25 times when answering questions about private email server in court filing.

Monday Night Football’s Bucs-Panthers game saw ratings tumble 24 percent versus the same Week 5 game a year ago. Over the first five weeks, ratings are down more than 10 percent. While Fox, CBS, NBC and ESPN, which will pay roughly $40 billion through 2022 to air the games, are not yet panicking, the trend is raising some eyebrows.

When Hua Li called 911 to report a robbery, the woman on the other end of the phone answered with a sighand then hung up. Now, 911 operator Crenshanda Williams, 43, of Houston, is facing two misdemeanor charges for allegedly hanging up on concerned callers just because she didn’t feel like talking.

Old saying from Texas....A tick rides on the dog's back for so long it eventually forgets who's doing the walking.

Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton (Democrat), once one of Obamacare's stalwart supporters, has now proclaimed the Affordable Care Act to be no longer affordable.

FBI agents are said to see FBI Director Comey as a dirty cop.

Saudi Arabia....Due to low oil prices, attributed to the supply glut, the kingdom which derives as much as 92% of its revenue from oil sales - ran a historic budget deficit last year of $98 billion, with an estimated $87 billion forecasted.

Headline....University of Florida offers counseling to students offended by Halloween costumes.

A nihilistic world

"Americans have learned to expect, after every Islamist terror attack, lectures instructing them that such assaults should in no way be connected to Islamic faith of any kind." Dorothy Rabinowitz

In Vancouver, B.C. they are now handing out free heroin to addicts. Turns out that the B.C. government is spending more money on drugs than on treatment to get addicts off drugs. One caller phoned in to a CBC Radio host, complaining about the absurdity of such a self-defeating strategy and remarking: "We are living in a nihilistic world." He pointed out what should have been the obvious, that such a program did nothing but encourage addicts from the surrounding areas to move to Vancouver to get free drugs, that handing out free heroin to these addicts would only accommodate their addiction, not remedy it.

We are doing to the same for jihadists. We are bending over backwards to avoid connecting Islamic terrorist attacks with Islam proper. We are concocting the most bizarre excuses for the religion of Islam, so as not to blame the religion of Islam for the transgressions of its most zealous (and always murderous) followers. This is why I long ago referred to Islam as "the Teflon religion." Because nothing seems to stick to it. No amount of savagery and bloodletting in the name of Islam seems to bring any measure of culpability to Islam. Jews and Zionism are calumniated for all the misfortune befalling the so-called Palestinians; Christians are blamed even for Islamic terror attacks (e.g. the Orlando terror attack); but Muslims and Islam seem to be covered by clouds of exculpation when it comes to their most observant religious. Hell, Justin Trudeau even rewards jihadists returning to Canada by allowing them to retain Canadian citizenship. Thank you, Canada.

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Paris, we have a problem

France has a "problem with Islam" and there is "too much" unwanted immigration, François Hollande has acknowledged in an explosive new book in which the Socialist president controversially claims that "the veiled woman of today" will tomorrow become France’s national icon, Marianne.

Over the course of 61 sit-down interviews and Elysée dinners with two investigative journalists, the French leader issues a string of extraordinarily unguarded comments on everything from Islam, football, "cowardly" judges, Nicolas Sarkozy "the little De Gaulle" and his tangled relationships with women.

Perhaps the most controversial passages are on immigration and Islam, in which Mr Hollande tells authors Gérard David and Fabrice Lhomme: "I there think there are too many arrivals, of immigration that shouldn’t be there."

In another blunt comment, Mr Hollande says: "The fact that there is a problem [in France] with Islam is true. Nobody doubts that."

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Fink again

Visitors expecting to hear the Queen’s English spoken on the streets of London in 50 years may need to "fink" again.

By 2066, linguists are predicting that the "th" sound will vanish completely in the capital because there are so many foreigners who struggle to pronounce interdental consonantsthe term for a sound created by pushing the tongue against the upper teeth.

Already Estuary Englisha hybrid of Cockney and received pronunciation (RP) which is prevalent in the South Eastis being replaced by Multicultural London English (MLE) which is heavily influenced by Caribbean, West African and Asian Communities.

But within the next few decades immigration will have fundamentally altered the language, according to experts at the University of York.

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Stranded in Java after the Japanese invasion of 1941, the Dutch minesweeper Abraham Crijnssen found a unique way to sneak out: The crew covered the decks with jungle foliage and painted the hull to resemble cliffs, giving the ship the appearance of a small island.

Traveling only at night and anchoring near shore, the minesweeper gradually made her way to West Australia, becoming the last Allied vessel to escape Java and the only one of her class in the region to survive.

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Massacre in Afghanistan, Taliban gaining strength

Outgunned and surrounded by Taliban fighters in a chronic combat zone of southern Afghanistan, the police officers and soldiers thought they had negotiated passage to safety. They had walked into a trap.

In what appears to be one of the worst massacres of Afghan forces in a protracted and forgotten war, at least 100 were killed when the Taliban fighters opened fire on them from all directions as they tried to flee through the agreed-upon retreat route, Afghan officials said Wednesday.

Accounts of the massacre, which happened Tuesday near the southern city of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, punctuated a growing crisis in Afghanistan’s armed forces that goes to the heart of their sustainability: They are sustaining enormous casualties from a revitalized Taliban insurgency and are facing increased problems recruiting. Many vacancies go unfilled.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

Mockery of Catholics, Southerners, and Needy Latinos

Long before Hillary Clinton called millions of Americans a "basket of deplorables," her top campaign advisers and liberal allies openly mocked Catholics, Southerners and a host of other groups, according to newly released emails that offer a stunning window into the vitriol inside the Clinton world less than a month before Election Day.

The emails, published by WikiLeaks after a hack of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's private account, also show Clinton campaign officials and Democratic leaders disparaging supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders as "self-righteous" whiners, calling Hispanic party leaders such as Bill Richardson "needy Latinos," labeling CNN anchor Jake Tapper "a dk" and even lambasting longtime Clinton ally Sidney Blumenthal.

The sheer number of insults in the email trove has left the Clinton campaign, along with outside organizations such as the Center for American Progress that were routinely involved in the brutal bad-mouthing, unable or unwilling to respond. Instead, they have blamed the hack on Russia and have refused to even confirm that the emails are genuine, though they also haven’t denied their authenticity.

The Clinton campaign’s biggest problem may be its assault on Catholics. Prominent Catholic organizations called on Clinton campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri to resign after the surfacing of messages showing her making fun of the faith. The campaign of Republican nominee Donald Trump seized on the opportunity to appeal to religious voters.

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Open letter to Trump

Mr. Trump:

I saw the video tape (leaked with much help from the Bush family BTW) and… yeah, so what!? Yawn! Just more political sabotage. Note: the operative word here being ‘sabotage.’

Thank God you were referring to women and not some male prostitutes hanging about on Sunset Boulevard. Thank you Jesus, that Donald Trump is a red-blooded American male… because folks this is how the human species is perpetuated. People should wrap their fat heads about it and stop feigning politically correct indignation and rage.

Actually if you were referring and talking about illicit relations with male prostitutes, the degenerate Communist/leftists (and that’s what they are now, not ‘Democrats’) on CNN would be rejoicing with glee for their new found hero who finally came out of the closet.

Okay, good--so you apologized, pounded your heart and said a good ‘Act Of Contrition'. You’re a bigger man for it.

I understand you are not running for the office of Pope. You are not a professional politician (ie: looter/parasite). You are not polished professional debateryou did not join the debate team in college (very evident).

You are a man of action. A savvy business man. A builder. A provider. You are rough around the edges. You tell it like it is. You do not blow feel good smoke up people’s asses. Sometimes you are profane. You are a regular guy with massive financial know how and ability to build.

Just to let you know, this whole video incident was a setup from the get-go. From what I have learned from old contacts in the film industry yesterday, this tape was supposed to be used during the primaries when you and Cuckold-Bush III, where it was envisioned/predicted you both would go head to headand this tape was to be the deciding ‘grassy knoll head-shot’ to knock you out of the primary.

The only problem is, you crushed Cuckold-Bush III (the establishment’s anointed one) like a greasy cockroach under your heel. Not only did you crush Cucky-Bush III, you completely humiliated him, spanked his bottom in public then set him back to the locker room with the rest of the establishment third sting losers.

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Money for anti-fracking comes from Russia

Hillary Clinton has confirmed what green activists have long indignantly denied: the big money behind many anti-fracking campaigns comes from Putin’s Russia.

She admitted this in a private speech on June 18, 2014 which has just been published on Wikileaks.

This is the first semi-official confirmation of Russia’s sponsorship of the vast, influential and obscenely well-funded anti-fracking industry.

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The never-ending dispute

The assertion that Palestinian Arabs are the indigenous population is central in their dispute with Israel. The message is that Jews stole and now occupy the land of the indigenous Arab population. Rarely challenged, the claim is widespread, such as this statement from Henry Cattan, a Palestinian Christian jurist and writer born in Jerusalem:
The Palestinians are the original and continuous inhabitants of Palestine from time immemorial.
Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas elaborated this claim in a recent speech:
Our narrative says that we were in this land since before Abraham. I am not saying it. The Bible says it. The Bible says, in these words, that the Palestinians existed before Abraham. So why don't you recognize my right?
Saeb Erekat, the PA's chief negotiator, stated:
I am the son of Jericho. ... the proud son of the Netufians and the Canaanites. I've been there for 5,500 years before Joshua Bin Nun came and burned my hometown Jericho.
To be sure, some Arabs are descendants of the indigenous occupants. But waves of immigration into the Holy Land brought Jews, Arabs, and others to the territories, to the point that most of today's Arabic-speakers do not trace their roots back for centuries.

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Hillary....I have a dream

It's Hillary Clinton's dream of an America without borders, as expressed to investors of a Brazilian bank, in comments leaked by WikiLeaks.

An America without borders, Hillary? How positively George Soros of you, Madam Secretary.

"My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future with energy that's as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere," Clinton reportedly said to investors in a paid speech she gave to Brazilian Banco Itau in 2013.

Here's the thing about borders. If you don't have borders, you don't have a country. Americans are beginning to understand this. Europeans understand it now, quite clearly.

Clinton's dream also includes a Western Hemispheric common market, like the European common market that is dissolving in chaos, fear and debt.

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Democrat Female Privilege

The decision to let Hillary Clinton off the hook for mishandling classified information has roiled the FBI and Department of Justice, with one person closely involved in the year-long probe telling that career agents and attorneys on the case unanimously believed the Democratic presidential nominee should have been charged.

The source, who spoke to on the condition of anonymity, said FBI Director James Comey’s dramatic July 5 announcement that he would not recommend to the Attorney General’s office that the former secretary of state be charged left members of the investigative team dismayed and disgusted. More than 100 FBI agents and analysts worked around the clock with six attorneys from the DOJ’s National Security Division, Counter Espionage Section, to investigate the case.

"No trial level attorney agreed, no agent working the case agreed, with the decision not to prosecute -- it was a top-down decision," said the source, whose identity and role in the case has been verified by

A high-ranking FBI official told Fox News that while it might not have been a unanimous decision, "It was unanimous that we all wanted her [Clinton’s] security clearance yanked."

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Iran itching for a fight

Leading members of Congress suspect a portion of a recent $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran may have been used to help arm and support Yemeni terrorists who recently fired missiles on a U.S. Navy ship in the Red Sea, according to a new congressional inquiry that seeks to determine how U.S. taxpayer funds are being used by Iran to boost its global terror operation.

Iran is believed to have used a large portion of the $1.7 billion, suspected to have been paid by the United States as part of a ransom to free U.S. hostages, to fund its global terror operation and strengthen its military, according to conversations with lawmakers who told the Washington Free Beacon that U.S. taxpayer funds are likely being used to sponsor attacks on American military forces.

The weekend attack on the U.S. Navy by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels has sparked another official inquiry surrounding the cash payment to Iran, with a group of 17 senators now seeking to obtain an official assessment by the Pentagon of how Iran has allocated this cash to its military operations.

Lawmakers, led by Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R., N.H.) and Ted Cruz (R., Texas), are petitioning the Pentagon to provide a full analysis of Iran’s military activity since last summer’s nuclear agreement went into effect.

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