Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Leonard Liggio on the Rise of the Modern American Libertarian Movement

Mayor of Allentown, Pennsylvania, under federal indictment . Democrat Party Embarrassment in Pennsylvania's Third Largest City.

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:
The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city was charged Tuesday as part of a long-running federal corruption probe, according to his lawyer.

Jack McMahon told The Associated Press that Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is named in an indictment.

Pawlowski has consistently denied misusing his office, and McMahon said the mayor, who is running for a fourth term, will vigorously contest the charges.

"There will be nothing but fight in Ed Pawlowski, because he did nothing wrong," McMahon said.

The indictment was temporarily sealed. McMahon said the defense would have more to say after it sees its contents.

The criminal case culminates an investigation that began in 2013 and led to charges against a slew of lower-ranking city officials and contractors in a pay-to-play scandal. Nine people have pleaded guilty.
Imagine that.

VIDEO: Black Chicago Activists Praise Trump, Blame ‘Racist Democrat Machine’ For Carnage


Newly declassified memos detail extent of improper Obama-era NSA spying

The Hill reports:

The National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation violated specific civil liberty protections during the Obama years by improperly searching and disseminating raw intelligence on Americans or failing to promptly delete unauthorized intercepts, according to newly declassified memos that provide some of the richest detail to date on the spy agencies’ ability to obey their own rules.

The memos reviewed by The Hill were publicly released on July 11 through Freedom of Information Act litigation by the American Civil Liberties Union.

They detail specific violations that the NSA or FBI disclosed to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court or the Justice Department's national security division during President Obama’s tenure between 2009 and 2016. The intelligence community isn't due to report on compliance issues for 2017, the first year under the Trump administration, until next spring.

The NSA says that the missteps amount to a small number — less than 1 percent — when compared to the hundreds of thousands of specific phone numbers and email addresses the agencies intercepted through the so-called Section 702 warrantless spying program created by Congress in late 2008.
Black Jesus really did need Eric Holder and the New York Times to focus your attention on "climate change" while things were happening.

Tinder couple whose 3 years of messages went viral meets for 1st time on 'GMA'

ABC News

Progressive Washington State: Anti-pot billboards’ awkward race commentary sparks outrage

The New York Post

POLL: Most Global Warming ‘Believers’ Still Eat Lots Of Red Meat

Professor Glenn Reynolds: I'd fire Jeff Sessions over civil forfeiture.

USA Today

Protesters yell "kill the bill, don't kill us" before vote on moving forward with health care bill

The future of campus due process depends on rich families going to trial against colleges

The College Fix reports:
What incentive does Columbia – or any college – have to ensure accused students are treated fairly and not harassed with impunity going forward?

The answer is none, as long as cases continue going to settlement
The answer is a long drawn out lawsuit.

Trump administration toughens policy against sanctuary cities

The L.A. Times

Today in federal asset forfeiture cases: Gift Cards

Professor Murray Rothbard did warn you on who was the biggest aggressor.

Meet Jacob Chalkey, a teenager who became an Obamacare victim.

Here are the Senators who were in favor and against Tuesday's health care vote.

Princess Lisa was one vote short of defeating the motion to proceed to a debate over #ObamaCare repeal. Shame shame. Give her a call.

Google Fights Against Canada's Order to Change Global Search Results


‘People angry at money spent on migrants’ relocation’ – Italian mayor to RT


Michigan Residents complain that Muslim ‘call to prayer’ is too loud

The Hamtramck Review reports:
The debate over the Muslim call to prayer is reverberating once again.

At last week’s city council meeting, several residents of the Hamtramck Senior Plaza apartments on Holbrook complained about the volume level of the call to prayer coming from the Ideal Islamic Center, located across from the apartment complex.

Jeanette Powell said she’s not complaining as a way to “bash anyone’s religion.”

She said the call or prayer was broadcast at 6 a.m. and found the volume “overbearing.”

“Just turn it down a little bit.”

Carol Marsh said not only was the call to prayer too loud, she insisted that the organizers of the center never said it would serve as a mosque.

“We were lied to,” she said. “We were told it would never be turned into a mosque.”

But Sakrul Islam of the center said no one ever said it would not be a mosque, saying an Islamic center “covers everything.”
The struggles of "diversity".

On Chicago's Gold Coast, a glut of pricey homes

Crain's Chicago Business reports:
At the rate top-priced mansions are selling in the Gold Coast, an Astor Street home that went up for sale earlier this month should sell by 2059.

In the simplest terms, the equation goes like this: Since mid-2014, one Gold Coast mansion has sold for $4 million or more, and as of yesterday there were 14 on the market in that price range. At the rate of one sale every three years, the inventory would last 42 years.

"It's a beauty contest and a price war, and you have to be patient," said Carla Walker, the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty Group agent representing one of the longest unsold mansions in the neighborhood.

In other top-of-the-market neighborhoods, the inventory isn't as swollen. In Lincoln Park, as of yesterday there were 20 existing homes for sale at $4 million or more, and 24 have sold in the past three years. In Winnetka, 10 are listed and 15 have sold in the past three years—seven of them in the past 12 months alone.

Schumer rips into Trump for showing disloyalty to Sessions: 'This person stuck his neck out'

Illegal Aliens Announce Massive Protest at Texas AG’s Office on Wednesday

The Gateway Pundit

Top U.S. cities to live: San Francisco can't even beat Omaha in study

The San Francisco Chronicle

Why are Arizona 'dreamers' still paying in-state tuition?

Should Libertarians Vote?

Feds dole out $3M+ to fight 'microaggressions' in STEM fields

Harvard Finds a Scapegoat

The Weekly Standard reports:
It looks like the finale for the final clubs. A Harvard faculty committee released a report last week recommending that all fraternities, sororities, and similarly “exclusionary” single-sex social organizations be phased out by the spring of 2022. The committee determined that it would not be enough for these organizations to go co-ed; the campus must be rid of them completely.

Harvard withdrew official recognition of final clubs decades ago, but last year the administration went further, declaring that their members would not be able to hold leadership positions on campus or receive the recommendations required for some postgraduate fellowships and scholarships, including the Rhodes Scholarship.
No free association for you!

FBI Probe Into Female Genital Mutilation Expands Beyond Michigan to New York, California and Illinois


State Department Lawyers Removing References to ISIS ‘Genocide’ Against Christians, Other Religious Minorities . Obama holdovers in State Department's legal office are responsible, critics say.

The Washington Free Beacon reports:
The State Department's top lawyers are systematically removing the word "genocide" to describe the Islamic State's mass slaughter of Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria from speeches before they are delivered and other official documents, according to human rights activists and attorneys familiar with the policies.

Additionally, Democratic senators are delaying confirmation of Mark Green, Trump's pick to head the U.S. Agency for International Development who has broad bipartisan support.

These efforts guarantee that Obama-era policies that worked to exclude Iraq's Christian and other minority religious populations from key U.S. aid programs remain in place, the activists said.
An article worth your time.

By Land, Sea or Catapult: How Smugglers Get Drugs Across the Border

Street signs warning of "easily startled" police have been posted around Minneapolis

Religious leaders protest L.A. pastor's detention during a routine ICE appointment

The L.A. Times reports:
The arrest of a pastor during a routine appointment with an immigration officer Monday has sparked protest and sent worry through Los Angeles’ Latino religious community.

Noe Carias, who now leads an evangelical church near Echo Park, was first deported in 1993 after crossing illegally into the United States as a teenager. The Guatemala native then returned to the U.S. and ignored a second deportation order in 1995.

According to lawyer Noemi Ramirez, Carias — who is married to a U.S. citizen — had been granted two, one-year stays in January 2015 and April 2016. Earlier this year, a third stay was denied.
Illegals in the news.

Progressive San Francisco : After criticism, BART resumes providing riders daily crime log

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
BART resumed providing the public with daily crime logs Tuesday morning after weeks of criticism over why the agency replaced the updates with an interactive website that gave minimal details of incidents.

The move by the Bay Area Rapid Transit system came a day after it released data showing a significant increase in sex crimes on its property over the first six months of the year.

Last month, BART replaced the crime log with a website called CrimeMapping.com, which offered scant information on crimes that occurred throughout the system. But on Tuesday, Bevan Dufty, a BART board director, said the daily crime log was back “effective immediately.”
The great moments of public transportation.

Former CIA Director Calls For A Coup If Trump Fires Mueller


Canadian polygamist of the fundamentalist community .Bountiful found guilty after marrying 25 women and fathering over 145 children .

The Daily Mail

A Georgetown University law professor recently declared on social media that “all white people are racist” and “all men are sexist.”

Campus Reform

Mass. Supreme Court : officers can ignore federal requests to detain immigrants

The Boston Globe reports:
The state’s highest court ruled Monday that under Massachusetts law, local law enforcement officials cannot hold a person who is wanted solely for immigration violations, a ruling that provides a legal basis for sanctuary cities to refuse to cooperate with federal officials.

The Supreme Judicial Court ruling is believed to be the first court decision in the country to forbid local authorities from enforcing federal immigration laws, unless the state Legislature passes a law that specifically allows it.

Republican lawmakers said Monday that they would work to do that, while advocates for immigrants said the ruling provided “much-needed clarity.”

Federal authorities have historically issued what are known as detainers — requests to their state and local counterparts to hold an immigrant who is wanted for deportation for up to 48 hours until federal agents can retrieve him or her. Some local law enforcement officials, including court officers, have historically complied. Aides for Governor Charlie Baker say that since June of 2016, State Police have held 27 people on detainers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. Other agencies have refused to honor the requests.
Illegals get a big victory.

Newark cop admits scamming Section 8 housing program

NJ reports:
A Newark police officer admitted Monday he lied about his living arrangements for more than five years in order to obtain federal rent subsidies, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Luis Cancel, 50, admitted he conspired with another person to obtain Section 8 public housing benefits to which he was not entitled. Section 8 provides assistance based on the income of all those in the household.

Cancel, who was a sergeant on the force, has been suspended without pay, Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said Monday. He will go before a trial board to determine his ultimate fate with the department.
The great moments of government housing!

Dems’ ‘Better Deal’ Plan Would Take $15 Minimum Wage National Despite Local Failures

Boos for Obama as Trump speaks at Boy Scout jamboree

The Hill

Student Loan Debt Slavery

California Imam prays for "the annihilation of every Jew down to the very last one."

Immigrant of the Week! Illegal Immigrant Linked to N.C. Fire That Left 130 Homeless

Twice-Deported Illegal Immigrant, 7 Others Indicted For Heroin Trafficking

Boy Scouts Chant ‘USA’ For President Trump [VIDEO]

Maxine Waters​ calls Tucker racist for asking how she got so rich on just a lawmaker's salary.

‘The Government Is Not Structured To Do Health Care,’ Says President Of Ayn Rand Institute

GOP Combats Dem’s ‘Better Deal’ With Attack Ad Against Pelosi Jennifer Duplessie

The Daily Caller

What early FEC reports reveal about the Democrats’ fate in the 2018 midterm elections

Classical Liberalism vs. Socialism vs. Conservatism (Leonard Liggio)

Talking Taxes: What’s your fair share? WSJ’s tax reporter Richard Rubin breaks it down

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