Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tourism in the US has drastically declined since Trump was elected

Revealed: Manchester bomber returned to Britain from Libya 'just days before attack' as his father - 'who was part of al-Qaeda-linked group' - and younger brother are arrested in Tripoli

The Daily Mail

California Gov. Jerry Brown’s ‘freeloaders’ barb riles gas-tax opponents

The Washington Times

Manchester terrorist's brother 'aware of attacker's plans' - bomber's father also arrested

The Express reports:
The heartless killer's younger brother Hashem Abedi was arrested in the Libyan capital of Tripoli last night, while father Ramadam has also been detained today.

Hashem was arrested on suspicion of links with Islamic State, a spokesman for a local counter-terrorism force revealed.

Police claim he had prior knowledge of the attack and said he may have been planning his own atrocity.

The Libyan security force, known as Rada, detained Hashem Abedi, who was born in 1997, on Tuesday evening, spokesman Ahmed Bin Salem said.

Pictures on social media show the youth wielding a huge weapon while dressed in a Nike top.
Is this genetic ?

Journal of Establishment's CFR Attacks Move to Change/Repeal ObamaCare

Foreign Affairs

Japan can't get enough of this little porn star

The New York Post

Illinois A Great Place To Live If You're A Teacher: Study .The Land of Lincoln claimed 5 of the top 10 spots on the list of best places for K-12 teachers.

Geneva Patch reports on the workers in Illinois that make campaign contributions to Illinois politicians.

Minnesota retreats from ban on female genital mutilation. Refugee advocates say bill is 'overly harsh'.

WND reports:
In Minnesota, the state’s Democratic leaders are perplexed by whether to advance a bill banning the barbaric, Third-World practice of female genital mutilation.

After first passing the bill unanimously in the state House last week, lawmakers are now having “second thoughts” about whether to continue pushing the bill through to the governor’s desk, according to a report in the Star-Tribune.

The bill’s GOP sponsor said her colleagues in the Senate have gone wishy-washy on the bill due to pushback from certain segments of the refugee-resettlement industry, which is very powerful in Minnesota, getting paid millions in federal dollars annually to distribute Somali refugees throughout the state.

The bill would crack down on parents who submit their daughters to the grisly procedure in which doctors remove all or part of a girl’s clitoris.

If passed, the bill would revoke parental custody and set a prison term of five to 20 years for any parent found guilty of having their daughter mutilated. The bill was introduced and quickly passed by the House following revelations last month that two Detroit-area doctors had been arrested and charged with practicing FGM on two 7-year-old Muslim girls from Minnesota.
Tolerance in "progressive" Minnesota.

San Francisco Creates Legal Office To Defend Illegal Immigrants From Deportation

Who trades options the most? Millennial investors

Chicago Teachers Pension fund paid out $1.5 billion in '16, earned $7.8 million

Chicago City Wire reports:

The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) paid out $1.5 billion last fiscal year, mostly on benefits to retirees.

But it only earned $7.8 million on its investments, according to a filing it made with the Illinois Department of Insurance.

In addition, it cost CTPF $35.8 million in investment expenses to earn that $7.8 million, according to the filing, meaning it actually lost $28 million between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Years like 2016 elucidate how the fund, which is supposed to pay for the current retirements of some 28,000 former CPS teachers and administrators as well as provide future benefits to another 29,000 active ones, is running out of money, and time.

At $10.1 billion, CTPF is less than half the size actuaries say it needs to be to earn enough investment returns to pay its obligations.

Because it isn't, Chicago taxpayers and current CPS employees have been propping up the fund. Their annual contributions aren't invested but, rather, used to pay expenses and current beneficiaries.
There's more:
Annual payouts to beneficiaries have risen 61 percent since 2007, from $906 million to $1.46 billion. The average CPS teacher salary has risen, too, by 58 percent, from $59,458 to $94,064.
An up year in the stock market and they get less than a 1% return!!!!

Report: Manchester Bomber Was Child Of Libyan Refugees

Andrea Mitchell: Trump Trip Being Received 'Very, Very Well' in Middle East

Brennan Shoots Down Claim Trump Tried to Kill Flynn Probe

'Refugees have trouble integrating': Muslim psychiatrist calls for cut to Islamic immigration following Manchester terror attack

The Daily Mail reports:
A Muslim psychiatrist born in Bangladesh has called for a restriction on Islamic migration in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack and slammed the failure of multiculturalism.

Tanveer Ahmed, who has a practice in Sydney's west, says this week's killing of 22 people in the United Kingdom, watching an Ariana Grande concert, meant the public had a right to be concerned about Islamist extremism.

'A short-term response of restricting Islamic immigration is reasonable and one supported by majority opinion throughout Europe according to a February Chatham House poll,' he wrote in The Spectator Australia on Wednesday.


Intel Chief: Russians May Have Held Back Clinton Bombs For Her Presidency

Hey, California, Ready To Spend $400 Billion For Your Single-Payer Disaster?


Off-duty corrections officer accidentally shoots himself, woman in NYC bar: police

The New York Post

College Students Given Chance to Sign Petition to Redistribute GPA

Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes [VIDEO]

The Daily Caller reports:
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz threatened the chief of the U.S. Capitol Police with “consequences” for holding equipment that she says belongs to her in order to build a criminal case against a Pakistani staffer suspected of massive cybersecurity breaches involving funneling sensitive congressional data offsite.

The Florida lawmaker used her position on the committee that sets the police force’s budget to press its chief to relinquish the piece of evidence Thursday, in what could be considered using her authority to attempt to interfere with a criminal investigation.

The Capitol Police and outside agencies are pursuing Imran Awan, who has run technology for the Florida lawmaker since 2005 and was banned from the House network in February on suspicion of data breaches and theft.

“My understanding is the the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate Members’ equipment when the Member is not under investigation,” Wasserman Schultz said in the annual police budget hearing of the House Committee On Appropriations’ Legislative Branch Subcommittee.

“We can’t return the equipment,” Police Chief Matthew R. Verderosa told the Florida Democrat.
Stay tuned... it appears this story isn't going away.

Manchester police chief: It's 'very clear this is a network'

The L.A. Times

Magna Carta's Legal Legacy: Conversation with Chief Justice Roberts & Lord Judge

Top Six Literary Magazines for Socialists Funded by the CIA

Trump wants to deport MS-13 gang members. El Salvador is dreading their return.

These Artists Cancel Shows In The U.K. After Manchester Bombing

Lounging on a Libyan beach with his childhood mates, the cannabis-smoking teenager who went on to slaughter 22 people in Manchester Arena attack after being radicalised and 'receiving secret terror training in Syria'

The Daily Mail

Flashback 2016: (Video) Harvard Law protestors tear down free speech signs

New method for leftists to pretend Islamism isn't a problem - deny that terrorists are human beings.

Timeline of scholarly misconduct by Laurence Tribe

Royall Asses on the problem of scholarship "compiling" at Harvard.

Tom Cruise confirms 'Top Gun' sequel is 'definitely happening'

The Detroit Free Press

How Deregulation Gave Us FM Radio, HBO, and the iPhone

Moody's downgrades China's credit rating


Harvard-Harris Poll: James Comey has lower job approval rating than President Trump


The truth about Trump’s ‘savage’ cuts

The New York Post reports:
Relax: President Trump’s new budget won’t leave people starving or bleeding in the streets.

Yes, it brought media hysteria: The plan would “drive millions” off food stamps, screamed an Associated Press story. It “cuts deeply into Medicaid and anti-poverty efforts,” cried The New York Times.

In fact, the budget’s $4.1 trillion in outlays amount to 21.3 percent of the economy — more than in any of the last four Obama years and in line with much of the past few decades.

And the cuts would just bring some anti-poverty programs closer to pre-2009 levels.
There's more:
The program has veered out of control. In 1969, just 2.9 million people, 1.5 percent of Americans, got food stamps. By 2008, it was 9 percent; last year, 14 percent. (Even Amazon accepts them now.)
An editorial well worth your time.

India may have already overtaken China as the world's most populous nation

PolitiFact: Evidence lacking for Tammy Baldwin's voter suppression claim

Three men arrested in Manchester in connection with Ariana Grande concert bombing, police confirm

Judge will reconsider ruling blocking sanctuary cities order

The San Jose Mercury News reports:
A federal judge Tuesday agreed to reconsider his ruling blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick accepted the administration’s request to reconsider his April ruling. He gave the two California counties that challenged the executive order — San Francisco and Santa Clara — two weeks to file any documents opposing the request.

The administration was facing a Tuesday deadline to file paperwork to seek a second review by Orrick.

The Trump administration sought reconsideration in light of a new memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Judge Orrick...

‘We need a final solution’: British columnist tweets — then deletes — after Manchester bombing

The Washington Post reports:
A British tabloid columnist faced calls for a police investigation on Tuesday after she used the term “final solution” to describe how the country should respond to the deadly bombing in Manchester.

The phrase is the well-known euphemism used by the Nazis for the genocide of the Jews.

Katie Hopkins, a conservative writer for Mail Online, invoked it in a tweet responding to the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert Monday night, which killed 22 people and injured dozens of others. The Islamic State claimed responsibility, saying one of its “soldiers” had carried out the attack.

The tweet was directed to Phillip Schofield, host of the British news show “This Morning,” though it was not clear what he said to prompt it.
An article worth your time.

Manchester Bombing Witness: Suspicious Woman with Backpack Left Right Before Concert Ended

PJ Media

Chinese student praises free speech in the U.S., offends China’s communists

Hot Air

"It seems likely...that he wasn't doing this on his own" - Home Secretary on Manchester bomber

3 men arrested in South Manchester over

The United Nations’ 'Lords of Poverty'

Past presidential visits to Rome have prompted demonstrations, but Trump's presence was met with muted opposition

GOP turns to familiar foil amid Trump woes: Pelosi

Premiums have doubled since before Obamacare, says HHS report

Revealed: How ISIS bomber Salman Abedi returned from Libya days before concert attack, received secret terror training in Syria and was seen as 'face of hate' among his Manchester neighbours

The Daily Mail reports:
This is the face of Manchester bomber Salman Abedi as it emerged he had only just returned from war-torn Libya before launching his horrific attack and was seen as the 'face of hate' among his neighbours.

British-born Abedi had spent time in a conflict zone - possibly Syria - before slaughtering 22 in a suicide bomb atrocity at Manchester Arena on Monday night, it has been claimed.

A friend of Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, said the attacker had returned from a three-week trip to Libya - also an ISIS hotbed - just days ago. He is understood to have made regular journeys to the North African country in recent years.

It was also claimed last night that he had travelled by train from London to Manchester on Monday in advance of the attack. This has raised suspicions that he may have met co-conspirators or been supplied with his explosive device by an as-yet-unidentified bombmaker.

French interior minister Gerard Collomb said this morning Abedi is believed to have travelled to Syria and had 'proven' links with ISIS.

Home Secretary Amber Rudd said the 22-year-old was known to intelligence services 'up to a point' and that it 'seems likely' he was not acting alone in the run up to the massacre.

Two teenagers, an eight-year-old girl, two mothers, a Polish couple and a hero aunt who shielded her niece are among those killed in the atrocity.
Would you want Salman Abedi in your country?

DOJ Budget Ramps Up Funding for Eminent Domain ‘Land Acquisition’ in Potential Effort to Clear Way for Border Wall

Big Government

NAU College Students Raise Money to Aid Border Hoppers

Democrats’ Incessant Trump Bashing Will Pay Electoral Dividends

This includes seat belt laws, helmet laws, mandatory insurance coverage, and cell phone usage laws.

Trump’s Meeting With Pope Prompts Lockdown in Rome

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