Wednesday, September 28, 2016

How 2008 Changed Everything

By George Friedman

Over the last few years, the question of immigration has become a dominant issue in the West.

In the United States, immigration has emerged as one of the pivot points in the presidential election. In Europe, as well, immigration has become a political pivot. Immigration has always been a contentious issue.

In the United States, where immigration was indispensable for the construction of the nation, the arrival of Irish Catholic immigrants in the 1840s created a profound crisis. The dominant Protestants feared the loyalty of the Catholics.

BOTH PARTIES FINALLY AGREE: Obama Helping U.S. Lose a New, Dangerous Space Race to Red China

By Andrew Follett

President Barack Obama’s anti-space exploration policies have created a vacuum that’s being filled by China, bemoaned lawmakers on both sides of the aisle during a congressional hearing Tuesday.

China is catching up to the space programs of NASA and the U.S. military, according to expert witnesses at the hearing, causing Republicans and Democrats to blame Obama for delays and funding cuts.

“All of [NASA’s] success came to a screeching halt when President Obama was sworn in,” Texas Republican Rep. Brian Babin, chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space, said during the hearing. “His fiscal year 2010 budget request slashed well over a billion dollars from the exploration project and budget…China has capitalized on this administration’s weakness.”

Larwyn's Linx: Hillary’s Debate Lies; Secret code name of Clinton cover-up operation revealed

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Hillary’s Debate Lies: Heather Mac Donald
Leaked Audio: Hillary Privately Opposed Major U.S. Nuclear Upgrade: Tammy Bruce
Secret code name of Clinton cover-up operation revealed: Doug Powers

The Plural of Anecdote is Not "Data;" It is WINNING: Ace
Blue State Blues: Minnesota is Now a Battleground State: Richard D. Baris
'Was Lester Holt auditioning for Hillary Clinton's press secretary?': DailyMail

Hillary, Interrupted: Michelle Malkin
The Great Debate: Trump Won Rope A Dope Style: JoshuaPundit
Did Donald Trump deconstruct Hillary Clinton with marginal voters?: Michael Barone

Missing Afghans Raise Terrorism Fears: Bill Gertz
Obama Adm Sues Peter Thiel's Palantir for 'Racial Discrimination': Joel B. Pollak
President Hillary Blacks Out: Stephen Bryen


Obama Spends $770M Dollars In Taxayer Money Renovating Mosques Overseas: RWN
Robots could replace 1.7 million American truckers in the next decade: LAT
IRS set to use private debt collectors: Naomi Jagoda

Scandal Central

State Dept misses court's deadline on Clinton docs: Julian Hattem
JW Submits Email Questions to Hillary Clinton – Written Answers, Under Oath, Due 9/29: JW
FBI Director Explains Why Hillary’s Lawyer Received Immunity: Chuck Ross

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Political science: a response to 375 concerned members of the National Academy of Sciences: WUWT


In debate, Clinton gets no follow-up questions, Trump gets 6: Eddie Scarry
Debate Wrap-Up: Media Bashing of Lauer Has Desired Effect as Lester Holt Lets His Bias Fly: Stephen Kruiser
Eric Bolling calls out Lester Holt for THIS blatant Hillary Clinton debate bias: Twitchy

How Trump won over a bar full of undecideds and Democrats: New York Post
Why I Switched My Endorsement from Clinton to Trump: Scott Adams
Mika Despondent Over Debate: Hillary ‘Amazing’ But Trump Will Win More Voters: Mark Finkelstein

More than 80 million viewers: As expected, Trump/Clinton debate most watched ever: Hot Air
NFL Players Association: Yeah, We're Worried About the Decline in Viewership: Ace
Instapundit Cleared in Tweet Investigation: AmInt


Air Force is losing pilots, and the headwind is getting worse: Stripes
'Clock Boy' Sues Shapiro, Fox News, Glenn Beck: Daily Wire
Swiss parliament votes to ban Muslim women from wearing the Burka in public: Emma Lake

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

YouTube to 'Fight Trolls' by Hiring Army of Trolls to Delete Videos They Disagree With: Infowars
Elon Musk has a lot to prove at today’s Mars colonization announcement: Elizabeth Lopatto
Meet the Raider: US Air Force releases first details of top secret B-21 : DailyMail


Truth: Feral Irishman
Trigger Warning: Biased Debate Ahead: MOTUS
Clinton Debate ‘Cleaner’ Swoops In, Proves Hillary Cheated: Rebecca Diserio

Image: Clinton’s Latest Campaign Surrogate a Murder Accomplice, Hard Core Porn Star and Drug Lord Concubine
Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "Hillary Clinton repeated her incessant lie last night that the criminal justice system is infected with “systemic racism.” Race “determines” how people are “treated in the criminal justice system,” she said. Blacks are “more likely [than whites] to be arrested, charged, convicted and incarcerated” for “doing the same thing.” Such a dangerous falsehood, should Clinton act on it as president, would result not just in misguided policies but in the continued delegitimation of the criminal justice system. That delegitimation, with its attendant hostility and aggression toward police officers, has already produced the largest one-year surge in homicides in urban areas in nearly a half-century." --Heather Mac Donald

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Mark Levin fires back at Ted Cruz detractors: How is he a sellout?

By Phil Shiver

Many in the conservative media have trashed Ted Cruz (A, 97%) since he announced his decision to support Donald Trump for president last Friday. Tonight on his radio show, CR Editor-in-Chief Mark Levin shot back in defense of Cruz.

“Now, the decision to vote for Trump is not a decision to embrace him, it’s to stop her (Hillary Clinton),” argued Levin.

“I guess Alexander Hamilton, when he eventually threw in with Jefferson to defeat Aaron Burr, was unprincipled,” Levin said sarcastically. “Hamilton hated Jefferson … but he thought he’d be better for the country.”

Top 10 Things Hillary Clinton Was Not Asked During The Debate

By Steve

#1: The 5 Aides Given Immunity By The FBI Or Her Reckless Secret Server

#2: The Multiple False Statements About How Her “Extremely Careless” Actions Endangered Our National Security

#3: Her “Basket Of Deplorables” Insult Toward Millions of Americans

Larwyn's Linx: Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation — As Predicted

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Obama’s Conflict Tanked the Clinton E-mail Investigation, As Predicted: Andrew C. McCarthy
Señor Akbar!: SDA
The Mark of Soros: Charlotte, North Carolina: Clarice Feldman

Trump, Clinton clash hard in fiery first presidential debate: Philip Klein
Trump: Release those 33K deleted emails and I’ll release my tax returns: BPR
Schieffer: Debate Didn’t Sway Many Voters: NBC-NY

Leaked FBI data reveal 7,700 terrorist encounters in USA in one year: Robert Spencer
Mexico hit by surge of 5K Haitian, African and Asian migrants on way to U.S.: FNL
Trump is outperforming Romney 2012: Robert Eno

Domestic Migration (Mostly) Explains a Generation of Partisan Changes: Michael Barone
John Boehner Cashes Out, Joins Lobbying Firm That Represents China: Lee Fang
The Gun Control Hoax: Perverting The Meaning Of The Second Amendment: Dana Loesch


What Do We Do Now?: Jim Quinn
‘Favors’ to Blacks: Thomas Sowell
26 Incredible Facts About The Economy Every American Should Know: Michael Snyder

Scandal Central

Behind the Clinton Immunity Deals: Jonathan F. Keiler
Did FBI Use Agents As Pawns To Insulate Hillary, Aides & Foundation From Prosecutions?: TruePundit
12 Biggest Bombshells In FBI’s Clinton Investigation Notes: Chuck Ross

Exact Script of Lester Holt’s Plan to Rig Presidential Debate for Hillary Clinton Leaked 28 Days Ago: TruePundit
What Happens When You Can't Trust the FBI and the Department of Justice?: Roger L. Simon
When Narratives Implode: Gun Recovered from Keith Lamont Scott Was Reported Stolen: JWF


Five Times Lester Holt Shilled for Hillary Clinton at First Debate: Joel B. Pollak
Lester Holt didn’t bring up Bengazi, e-mails, Clinton Foundation, etc.: FAM
Krauthammer on the debate: Tie goes to the challenger, Trump: Marathon

The Coming Market Dump Starts This Week: Nice Deb
Black Dallas Cop Sues Black Lives Matter, Soros for Inciting Race War: Logan Churchwell
Dead Broke Clintons’ $1.3M Home Renovation Permits & Blueprint: NTK


Guess the religion: cleric shoots, kills writer at trial over satirical cartoon: Creeping
EU migrant quota idea is finished, Fico says: Eszter Zalan
Geert Wilders calls for all mosques to be shut and the Koran banned in Holland: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Microsoft Bets Its Future on a Reprogrammable Computer Chip: Cade Metz
News Hands on: Sony LSPX-S1 glass speaker: Andy Boxall
Apple patents laser mapping system, mechanical-capacitive keyboard, invisible I/O connectors: Mikey Campbell


Is this Hillary Clinton’s catheter bag?: Fellowship
The Podium Wars: Leveling the Playing Field: MOTUS
The FBI Report that destroys Hillary on crime, police, and race relations: Daniel Horowitz

Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "One of the few substantive parts of the first presidential debate that actually focused on an important issue (one on which the candidates actually disagreed) was the discussion over crime, police, and race relations. Hillary made it clear that she feels blacks are endangered by police. She also repeated the lie about crime dropping in major cities. Maybe the next time she meets with the FBI director to plot her get-out-of-jail free card, Hillary should take a look at their latest report on crime." --Daniel Horowitz

Monday, September 26, 2016

There aren't any riots in Oklahoma because it's not a swing state

By Rush Limbaugh

In North Carolina, in Charlotte, where you had an African-American cop (who, you look at this guy's resume, this guy's awesome, by the way) and you had an African-American perp, and immediately the Nation of Islam guy comes out and says, "We need to boycott all white businesses and all white stores."

Wait a minute, no whites involved here, and yet two nights of terror and one night of peace and calm.

But nothing in Oklahoma, nothing, where there actually is a racial component to what happened. Now, the cop has been charged, what, manslaughter? Yeah, first degree manslaughter, but in past incidents that hasn't appeased anybody. So, pop quiz. Why are the civil rights crowds and the Black Lives Matter groups and the people loyal to the Reverend Jackson, why aren't they in Oklahoma? Why aren't they raising hell in Oklahoma and why are they raising hell in North Carolina, where there isn't a racial component?

OOPS: Convicted felon Keith Scott was carrying an illegal firearm while smoking pot in public

By William Teach

We were told time and time again that Keith Scott, killed by Charlotte Police Officers last week, did not have a firearm. His wife even said it on the video she released. Um, yeah, about that (via Twitchy):

Larwyn's Linx: Kaepernick, Charlotte, and the Radical Division of America

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Kaepernick, Charlotte, and the Radical Division of America: Scott Keisler
The FBI Investigation of EmailGate Was a Sham: John R. Schindler
27 things we learned from Clinton's FBI files: Sarah Westwood

Donald Trump Interview: Full Measure
James T. Harris on Obama’s pathetic, divisive legacy: Watcher
Moonbat Bloomberg Host On Hillary: She Does Not Lie: Shifra

Roughly 1-in-30,000,000 police stops of blacks result in unjustified killings: Epigone
Where Does Black Lives Matter's Anti-Semitism Come From?: Philip Carl Salzman
Soros Funding Fake Veterans PAC To Take Trump Down: Tiffiny Ruegner

Debate fix is in…for Hillary Clinton: Howie Carr
Clinton camp signals foul play before debate even begins: Exam
Paula Jones Wants To Join Gennifer Flowers In The Front Row At The Debate: RWN

Obama's Email Alias With Clinton Raises Disturbing Questions : Ari Lieberman
Democrat hopes of winning Senate fade: Mike DeBonis
Video: Unsteady Hillary Clinton Descends Stairs in New York City Sunday: Kristinn Taylor


Finance Is Not the Economy: Unz
Walmart workers refuse to make cop's retirement cake: Todd Starnes
Everyone thinks they are middle class: The false perceptions many Americans hold.: MyBudget360

Scandal Central

And now the dead are eagerly voting in Colorado: Jazz Shaw
Benenson Has Trouble Explaining Why Top Clinton Aide Asked for Limited Immunity: Chandler Gill
Luck holds for Hillary Clinton; Judge rules State can hide 5,600 emails: Jon Fingas


Obama's Colossal Email Lie Final Test for Tarnished MSM: Roger L. Simon
Juanita Broaddrick would confront Hillary if Trump invited her to debate: Kyle Olson
Obama gives Hillary unintentionally hilarious debate advice: Doug Powers

Steve Clevenger's Tweets vs. Isaiah Crowell's Instagram: Steve Sailer
Is News Media Avoiding Showing Trump’s Large Crowds?: Sharyl Attkisson
Huma Humiliated: Abedin Steps Out Following Estranged Husband’s Teen Sex Scandal: DailyMail


The Gathering Nuclear Storm: Mark Helprin
Europe Needs A Strong America To Stop Political Correctness: Ginni Thomas
US military hits another Islamic State chemical weapons facility in Iraq: Bill Roggio

4 Stages of Islamic Conquest: Civilus Defendus
Trump Sees the Jihadist Trojan Horse: Ted Belman
WARNING GRAPHIC: ISIS Executes 100 Iraqi Civilians: Clarion

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Chinese Quantum Physics Breakthrough Detecting ‘Invisible’ Targets 100 Kilometers Distant: DailyGalaxy
Was Bolivia-Peru the Sunset Land of the Sumerians?: Clyde Winters
The Baltic Sea Object is an Atlantean Monument Cast in Magnetic Basalt ‘Firestone’: Events Chronicle


Arnold Palmer: 'The King' of golf dies at 87: Steve DiMeglio
The Future Queen of America and Bubba Expand Their Royal Residence: Diogenes
Geert Wilders on Trial Again: “I Cannot Take Back the Truth”: GoV

Image: WARNING GRAPHIC: ISIS Executes 100 Iraqi Civilians
Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "The gravest danger we face is fast-approaching nuclear instability. Many believe it is possible safely to arrive at nuclear zero. It is not. Enough warheads to bring any country to its knees can fit in a space volumetrically equivalent to a Manhattan studio apartment. Try to find that in the vastness of Russia, China, or Iran. Even ICBMs and their transporter-erector-launchers can easily be concealed in warehouses, tunnels and caves. Nuclear weapons age out, but, thanks to supercomputing, reliable replacements can be manufactured with only minor physical testing. Unaccounted fissile material sloshing around the world can, with admitted difficulty, be fashioned into weapons. And when rogue states such as North Korea and Iran build their bombs, our response has been either impotence or a ticket to ride.

Nor do nuclear reductions lead to increased safety. Quite apart from encouraging proliferation by enabling every medium power in the world to aim for nuclear parity with the critically reduced U.S. arsenal, reductions create instability. The fewer targets, the more possible a (counter-force) first strike to eliminate an enemy’s retaliatory capacity. Nuclear stability depends, inter alia, upon deep reserves that make a successful first strike impossible to assure. The fewer warheads and the higher the ratio of warheads to delivery vehicles, the more dangerous and unstable." --Mark Helprin