Wednesday, February 28, 2018

(R) Ben Sasse rips Trump after he said, 'take the guns first, go through due process second'

 On Wednesday, Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., decried President Trump's recent remarks that the government should carry out a weapons ban first, then work out the matter in the courts. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

 Trump is going down a dangerous road.

Sen. Ben Sasse questioned President Trump's ability to be a "strong" leader after the commander in chief suggested Wednesday that he's open to confiscating guns from dangerous people and worrying about due process "second."

“Strong leaders don't automatically agree with the last thing that was said to them," the Republican senator from Nebraska said in a brief statement. "We have the Second Amendment and due process of law for a reason. We're not ditching any Constitutional protections simply because the last person the President talked to today doesn’t like them."

Why Are the Same People Who Failed at Science on Agent Orange in Charge of Vaccine Safety and Developmental Disorders at the CDC?


When historians write about the Vaccine Decades (1976–2020), there are two names that will live in infamy: Dr. Frank DeStefano, and Dr. Coleen Boyle.

In the 1980s, Congress mandated Agent Orange studies. Frank and Coleen ended the studies two years early, insuring that “no link” would be found between illnesses being reported by injured veterans and dioxin. The early termination of the study allowed the US Department of Veterans Affairs to deny any connection between Agent Orange and medical problems, preventing veterans and their families from qualifying for compensations. Here’s your hurt, what’s your hurry. The Boyle/Destefano team bamboozle was outed by Admiral Zumwalt who went to the President and laid out the science in a classified report (now declassified):

AZ funds 'freedom schools' to counter liberal hegemony on campus

Via Billy

Arizona lawmakers have allocated millions of dollars to create so-called "freedom schools" at public universities that focus on the importance of Western culture and free markets.

Supporters say the effort is necessary to restore intellectual diversity on campus, arguing that conservative beliefs are generally overlooked by liberal professors.

                                                       More @ Campus Reform

Multiculturalism has FAILED: How to Successfully Manage Diversity

Via Mike

Emily and Virginia

1975?  Laguna Beach? 1974 Vung Tau, per Thuy.

YouTube Secretly Using $PLC To Police Videos

Via Billy
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YouTube is getting help from the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center in its effort to identify extremist content.

YouTube’s “Trusted Flaggers” police the platform for so-called hate speech to terror-related content.

The SPLC has labeled pedestrian conservative groups as hate groups in the past.

                                                                  More @ The Daily Caller 

CNN Report by Retired General Claims AR-15s Are ‘Full Semi-Automatic’ ! :)

Blithering idiot.

50% back arming teachers, NRA boycott hurts boycotting firms not gun lobby


Two unexpected results from new polling in the wake of the Florida school shooting finds that President Trump enjoys support for his call to arm qualified teachers while companies joining a boycott of the NRA are facing a consumer backlash.

In the first of two Morning Consult polls, 50 percent said they back armed teachers in schools, a quick fix backed by Trump and first suggested by the National Rifle Association. Some eight states already allow armed teachers in schools, and another six are considering it.

Sen. John Kennedy on Gun Control: We need idiot control, not gun control

"We’re Going To Take A Stand" - Dick's Stops Selling Assault Rifles Permanently


In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook shooting in December 2012, both Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods announced they would stop the sale of assault rifles, if only temporarily. Fast forward just over 5 years when moments ago Dick’s - one of the nation’s largest sports retailers - said that it is immediately ending sales of all assault-style rifles in its stores, according to the NYT which adds that "the announcement, made two weeks after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17 students and staff members, is one of the strongest stances taken by corporate America in the national gun debate. It also carries symbolic weight, coming from a prominent national gunseller."

The retailer also said that it would no longer sell high-capacity magazines and that it would not sell any gun to anyone under 21 years of age, regardless of local laws.

More @ Zero Hedge

‘The time for reconciliation is over’: South Africa votes to confiscate white-owned land without compensation

 Protesters rally against deadly farm attacks. Picture: Gulshan Khan/AFP

SOUTH Africa’s parliament has voted in favour of a motion that will begin the process of amending the country’s Constitution to allow for the confiscation of white-owned land without compensation.

The motion was brought by Julius Malema, leader of the radical Marxist opposition party the Economic Freedom Fighters, and passed overwhelmingly by 241 votes to 83 against. The only parties who did not support the motion were the Democratic Alliance, Freedom Front Plus, Cope and the African Christian Democratic Party.

It was amended but supported by the ruling African National Congress and new president Cyril Ramaphosa, who made land expropriation a key pillar of his policy platform after taking over from ousted PM Jacob Zuma earlier this month.

“The time for reconciliation is over. Now is the time for justice,” Mr Malema was quoted by News24 as telling parliament. “We must ensure that we restore the dignity of our people without compensating the criminals who stole our land.”

More @ News AU

Florida Sheriff Arms School Staff

Via Billy

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“When that madman walks onto the campus intent on killing our children, we are going to immediately engage him and shoot at him a lot,” said Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd.

Judd’s Sentinel Program, which is designed to train and arm school staff members who volunteer to be special deputies, has this week expanded to cover Webber International University, a private college with about 800 students near Babson Park, Florida. Under the guidelines of the program, staffers will receive screening and extensive training from the Polk County Sheriff’s department which will allow them to carry guns on campus and respond to threats.

The 132-hour block of instruction will include more firearms training than typically given at state law enforcement academy, with over 1,000 rounds fired during the course. Teachers and faculty would likewise have to score 85 percent on qualifications, as opposed to the 80 percent for typical law academy students. Members of the Sentinel program will also receive more active shooter training than officers.

“Collusion against Trump” timeline

Sharyl Attkisson

It’s easy to find timelines that detail Trump-Russia collusion developments. Here are links to two of them I recommend: 

Politifact Russia-Trump timeline

Washington Post Russia-Trump timeline

On the other side, evidence has emerged in the past year that makes it clear there were organized efforts to collude against candidate Donald Trump–and then President Trump. For example:

If We Were The Problem...

Via John

Trump & his Haters

Via Iver


(1) How stupid is the anti-Trump crowd? 

(2) One White House readout.