It’s an unfortunate fact of life that some folks view everything in the world through the lens of these poor babies being the perpetual victims.
The entitlement pimps at Antifa and Black Lives Matter spring to mind. While I’m at it, let’s add online editor and print contributor Damon Young to the naughty list.
As cited by reporter Gabrielle Okun of The Daily Caller, this yutz slammed some unknown soul who was captured on a BBC news video saving a rabbit in the midst of the Southern California wildfires.
Damon Young, editor-in-chief of the digital magazine Very Smart Brothas (VSB), and a columnist for GQ.com, wrote an article criticizing a Thursday BBC video capturing a man identified as Caleb Wadnad rescuing a bunny from a wildfire, reported The Root.
The article called “The Video of the Man Saving the Rabbit From the Fire Captures Everything Wrong With Whiteness in 30 Seconds,” filed under the category “WHITE PEOPLE” makes the argument that Wadnad rescuing the bunny from flames shows that white people care more about animals than African-Americans.
Wadnad’s dramatic rescue depicts, “everything good about humanity,” Young writes. “But when witnessing the act and the fawning over the bunny rescue, I can’t help juxtaposing the feelings expressed about this bunny with the feelings generally expressed when black people are in grave danger.”
This action was the “whitest thing” he’s ever seen, the author also notes.
“I do know that whether it’s rabbits, cats, dogs, horses, cows, sloths, chickens, spiders, birds, elephants, penguins, polar bears, monkeys, whales, eels, elephants or velociraptors, the lives and well-being of animals seem to be considered—by many white Americans—much more precious and much more deserving of protection and care than the lives of black people,” added Young.
My brethren, count it all joy, when you shall fall into divers temptations
But in the true “spirit of Vatican II” feel-good spirituality where the path to salvation is littered with sad examples of self-worship and the slightest whiff of unicorn farts, the South American militant socialist is doing his level best to prove that indeed, that the smoke of Satan has entered the Church.
Riferendosi alla situazione della Chiesa di oggi, il Santo Padre afferma di avere la sensazione che «da qualche fessura sia entrato il fumo di Satana nel tempio di Dio.
Referring to the situation in the Church today, the Holy Father affirms to have the feeling that “the smoke of Satan entered the temple of God from some fissure.”
Now I come to find out that other than being the head cheerleader and pivot man for the Judas Iscariot Fan Club and Circle Jerk Society, the South American militant socialist wants to change the words of the Our Father to the more user-friendly French (of course) version.
“The French have changed the text with a translation that says ‘do not let me fall into temptation.’ I am the one who falls, but it isn’t He who throws me into temptation and then looks on to see how I fell. A father does not do this; a father helps us get up immediately.”
“The one who leads you into temptation is Satan,” he added, “that’s Satan’s role.”
Sadly, Francis seems to forget that it was The Third Person of the Blessed Trinity who led Christ into the wilderness to be tempted by you-know-who;
Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil.
Anyhow, I decided to do a bit of digging into Bergoglio’s French translation to see if his proposal is faithful to the past 2,000 years of Catholicism.
Long story short – no. But to prove my point, let’s work our way back through history.
The first Catholic bible printed in English, the 16th century’s Douay-Rheims Bible, clearly states in The Holy Gospel of St. Matthew, 6:9;
And lead us not into temptation.
Pretty straightforward, but let’s take this a step further.
With his commission in 382 AD by Pope Damasus I, St. Jerome was the first to compile both the Old and New Testaments into a single book.
With the onset of various Italian regional dialects developing into the Italian language proper, good Saint Jerome had the presence of mind to translate his Biblia Sacra Vulgata from both the ancient Hebrew and Greek into what we know now as Liturgical Latin.
May thy name be holy.
May thy kingdom come.
May thy will be done.
Pitthan d-çorak  hav lan yomden.
Give us today our needed bread.
w-Shbuq lan hobenan. 
And forgive us our debts / sins.
Hek ‘anan sh‘baqin l-haibenan.
As we forgive our debtors.
w-La ‘ul lan l-nisyon.
And lead us not into temptation.
As seen in the video below, translating from the ancient Aramaic to the modern English, the spelling and accents (pronunciation, inflections and all) may have slight differences, but the actual translation remains the same:
O-la ta-allan l-nisyovna… And not bring us into trail…
One thing I will say in defense of Francis… all churches at one point or another have to deal with a pretty lousy shepherd.
Despite the hard-left leaning Establishment Media in America attempting to make political hay by diminishing President Trump’s fulfillment of his campaign promise, and over two-decades-old American promise, to relocate the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to the legitimate Israeli capital of Jerusalem.
But what the same Establishment Media is failing to cite is that within minutes of Trump’s news conference, it was reported that two other nations have notified Israel’s Foreign Ministry with notification they intend to follow the American lead of shifting their embassy’s location from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed interest in moving his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Channel 1 news reported on Wednesday, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced his intention to relocate the U.S. embassy.
According to the report, the Czech Republic expressed interest in moving their embassy to Jerusalem as well.
Is it just me, or is this another example of what happens when America re-asserts its leadership?
ABC News president James Goldston excoriated staff Monday over Brian Ross’ major error on a report about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, and announced that Ross, the network’s chief investigative reporter, will no longer cover stories related to President Trump.
Goldston also told staffers that the network was conducting a “full review” of the error and its aftermath.
Ross had initially reported Friday morning that Flynn was prepared to testify that Donald Trump as a candidate had instructed him to reach out to the Russians. Ross said more than seven hours later on “World News Tonight” that his information was actually that Flynn was prepared to testify Trump made the request as president-elect. On Saturday evening, ABC News said Ross had been suspended for four weeks without pay for what it termed the “serious error.”
During ABC News’ morning editorial call Monday, audio of which was obtained by CNN, Goldston excoriated his staff for the error.
“I don’t think ever in my career have I felt more rage and disappointment and frustration that I felt through this weekend and through the last half of Friday,” Goldston said.
“I don’t even know how many times we’ve talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right,” he added. “That how we have to be right and not first. About how in this particular moment, with the stakes as high as these stakes are right now, we cannot afford to get it wrong.”
At least California Congressman Devin Nunes is actually trying to make the system work.
But if history has taught us anything, a Contempt of Congress charge levied against you (especially if you’re a Hillary-supporter backer) is about as threatening as a Cockapoo happily greeting you at the front door.
And yes, I’m referring to the completely useless 2012 Contempt of Congress resolution that went after ex-Attorney General Eric Holder regarding his “stonewalling” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as they investigated the Obama Administration’s failed Operation Fast and Furious.
Perhaps proving that everything old is new again, the Daily Caller is reporting that Rep. Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has instructed Committee staff to begin drawing up a Contempt of Congress resolution against Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Nunes set a Monday deadline for the DOJ and FBI to comply with the committee’s list of demands, which includes requests for interviews with Rosenstein, Wray, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe as well as documents related to the anti-Trump dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele.
Committee Republicans have tried in vain for months to force the DOJ and FBI to provide details of the Russia investigation, including how much it relied on the uncorroborated dossier to form the basis of its probe.
But the final straw for Nunes appears to be the bombshell revelation that FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok was kicked off of Mueller’s team over the summer after it was discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on Mueller’s team.
Page, the lawyer who exchanged the texts with Strzok, worked under McCabe at the FBI.
Committee Republicans have issued subpoenas to Wray and Rosenstein — first on Aug. 24 — in an attempt to force the two to provide information about how the FBI and DOJ handled the Steele dossier, which was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
“And yes, he did walk off the base, so by technicality, that does make him one, but…”
It’s been two years since the US Army charged Bowe Bergdahl with desertion. It’s been over a full month since the same plead guilty to deserting to the enemy.
Yet for whatever bizarre reason, the powers-to-be of the largest branch of our nation’s Armed Forces have yet to make a decision if the self-admitted deserter deserves;
$300,000 in back pay
The much coveted Ex-POW Medal
While we’re at it, let’s ask the Army why they accepted Bergdahl for enlistment, a Coast Guard wash-out who only completed 26-days of USCG Boot Camp. The deserter was bounced by the Coasties “reportedly for psychological reasons”.
With all that aside, I initially wrote the below article back in 2014. I just thought it appropriate to remind the nation of some of the truly stupid running/ruining the military.
As the Canadian singer-songwriter and pop music one-hit-wonder Daniel Powter once crooned to the world “‘Cause you had a bad day, you’re taking one down, you sing a sad song just to turn it around.”
Ironically, the family name of the British Columbian tune-smith along with the title of his only hit could be the reason why Bowe Bergdahl’s former roommate and ballet instructor gives him the benefit of the doubt regarding more than a few of his former comrades-in-arms accuse him of desertion in the face of the enemy, as reported by Fox News on June 3, 2014.
Sherry Horton, the artistic director of Ketchum, Idaho’s Sun Valley Ballet was interviewed also on June 3, 2014 by host Sean Hannity of the Fox News Hannity program where she retold of her past relationship with accused deserter Bowe Bergdahl.
Relaying that prior to Bergdahl signing up for the Army, she was not only his roomie, but also his ballet instructor.
By all accounts, the Army sergeant was quite the ballet aficionado, taking professional lesson from his late teens to his mid twenties.
When queried by Hannity what her reaction might be “when you hear that the person that you were so close to said he’s ashamed to be an American and that America is disgusting? What is your reaction to that?”
Horton was loyal to a fault of her former flatmate, “And I’m not sure any American, any person in general, has ever been 100 percent satisfied with their job and not had a bad day where they have said they wanted to quit, they wanted to kill their boss, they wanted to do whatever. You know, we all have those days on our job, and that’s basically what his was.”
Sticking with defending her protoge, when pressed by the show’s host, “Even though – even though almost everybody he served with said he was a deserter, you’re not believing them?”
Horton shot back, “You know, I can have an opinion and say what I want, too. And yes, he did walk off the base, so by technicality, that does make him one, but…”
It is undisclosed as of yet if the former guest of the Taliban participated in any of Sun Valley Ballet’s much touted performances that include Christmas classic The Nutcracker, as well as other “full-length ballet from our expanding repertoire including; Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, Alice in Wonderland, Snow White, The Wizard of Oz, and The Little Mermaid.”
In the highest (lowest) traditions of liberal media hacks, they’ve collectively launched personal attacks against Melania Trump and her choices of how to decorate the Executive Mansion during this Nativity Season.
As cited below on her official Twitter account appropriately tagged @FLOTUS, Mrs. Trump displayed to the nation and the world what her office described in a press release as a decorative scheme designed by the First Lady herself “‘with a nod to tradition’ and paying ‘respect to 200 years of holiday traditions at the White House.'”
With it ostensibly understood that certain hard-core haters would attack the Trump family regardless of the circumstances, what came as a mild surprise was not only the Establishment Media giving Twitter trolls credibility by covering their anonymous swipes at Mrs. Trump as somehow “newsworthy”, but they’ve also decided to personally cast aspersions not only on Melania, but on Christmas itself.
Social media is mocking a photo display of White House holiday decorations that some say look rather haunting.
While most of the decorations appear traditional, one hallway has a more modern, stark display. The First Lady’s Director of Communications Stephanie Grisham also sent out a tweet with the image of the hallway decorations that many are deeming eerie and spooky and better suited to Halloween than Christmas.
One Twitter user pointed out that the dimly lit hallway lined with dead branches painted white looks like the perfect spot to tape a “Stranger Things” scene.
Another took the shadowy image and Photoshopped in Jack Skellington.
I wasn’t sure whether Melania’s White House Christmas decorations were more Pan’s Labyrinth, It, or Stranger Things, so I combined them all. pic.twitter.com/FKkcVHcxlM
But on the other side of the coin, the conservative-leaning Washington Free Beacon cited a handful of cheap-shot artists working for fashion magazines who decided to join in on the liberal hatefest;
The media is attacking First Lady Melania Trump for her White House Christmas decorations, comparing Mrs. Trump to an evil “ice queen” and criticizing her for wearing a coat while she helped decorate a tree.
The fashion world had a different reaction to the Obamas final Christmas decoration display at the White House, which included giant stuffed animals of the Obama dogs and puerile snowmen.
“The Obamas have set the bar high for holiday decorating; future First Families have big shoes to fill,” wrote Harpers Bazaar. The fashion magazine was awestruck by “friendly snowmen” “adorably dressed in earmuffs and scarves,” and said a foyer in the White House was “perfectly decorated.”
The magazine singled out “notable pieces of décor,” such as the “super-sized stuffed toy replicas of the Obamas’ dogs Sunny and Bo,” which were especially terrifying given Sunny’s penchant for mauling young girls and defecating in the White House.
Harpers Bazaar had no such praise for the decorations this year. Instead, the magazine criticized Melania for wearing an off-the-shoulder coat while decorating a Christmas tree, and piled on a
Twitter meme that compared the decorations in the East Colonnade to scenes in horror films.
“Twitter really doesn’t like the White House Christmas decorations,” wrote Harpers Bazaar, adding, “It’s been described as a ‘house of horrors.'”
The hallway is lined with tall “glistening wintry branches,” and leads to a Christmas tree that pays tribute to Gold Star families with star ornaments.
Vogue also used the display as an opportunity to attack the Trump White House. The fashion magazine criticized the decorations as being “very, very white,” and evoking an “apocalyptic, barren landscape similar to what some of us imagine lies in America’s future, or the calming white walls of a mental institution.”
Numerous mainstream media outlets wrote the same story. The New Yorker called Melania a “wicked queen,” Elle UK said she decorated the White House “like a nightmare,” while the Daily Beast headlined its story, “Step Inside Melania Trump’s Nightmare Before Christmas.”
Obviously for Michael Tonkin and his apparent paramour with the cartoonish name of Daisy Laroque, life is a little Column A, a little Column B.
They’ve freed themselves from whatever inhibitions they may have harbored regarding Western norms of clothing
The two are familiar with the happiness induced by certain adult beverages
This amazing couple are obviously well versed in les affaires du coeur
The aforementioned couple did all of the above at once
In a moving car
Against a tree
Driving Miss Drunken…
But with all jokes aside, in the Battle of Tree vs White Trash, Daisy very well may have knocked herself out of contention in the Mother of the Year competition due to her three-month-old in the backseat during this entire episode.
A Washington man is in custody after he allegedly had sex with a female passenger while drunk behind the wheel, plowing his car into a tree.
Washington State Patrol spokeswoman Brooke Bova told the News Tribunethat highway patrol officers arrived at the scene shortly after 6 p.m. Wednesday on Mountain Highway near La Grande to find the couple fully naked with a three-month-old in the back seat.
Bova said the woman is in the hospital recovering from broken bones, but her child was unharmed.
Authorities arrested Michael G. Tonkin and charged him with felony driving under the influence (DUI), vehicular assault, and child endangerment, according to the Daily Mail.
Tonkin, who has a history of three DUI convictions, is being held in the Pierce County Jail.
Witnesses told state troopers who responded to the crash that both the woman and Tonkin exited the vehicle while naked.
Here’s the good news; President Trump (in his infinite wisdom) has decided to sell to the American people a certain piece of military surplus. Specifically, the venerable M1911 .45 caliber Colt pistol.
Thank God for the Second Amendment.
But here’s the bad news; to properly de- and re-assemble that hand cannon, you need either a degree in mechanical engineering or the patience of a saint. Of which I have neither.
All joking aside, I love the Colt .45. It’s a helluva weapon that any fan of the Second Amendment would love to own.
President Trump is set to sign the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains an amendment that allows U.S. citizens to acquire military surplus 1911 pistols.
The sales will occur under the auspices of the Civilian Marksmanship Program, which has been selling approved military surplus weapons to citizens for more than 100 years.
According to the International Business Times, it currently costs the U.S. military approximately $2 a day to store one pistol, and there are an estimated 100,000 1911s that are being stored. So that is a $200,000 expenditure the military can erase and replace with a profit, or at least of a recoup of costs, by selling the firearms.
The 1911 is one of the most popular handguns ever developed. It is valued for military use, home defense, self-defense, and concealed carry. Although the military’s 1911s were made by Colt, citizens have long been purchasing civilian models from Colt as well. These range from the basic government model to 1911s with finely tuned triggers and target barrels that allow for incredible accuracy in competitive shooting.
For those unfamiliar with why so many gun-owners love (and bad guys fear) the .45, here’s an excerpt from the WWII novel The Macneils of Tokyo; (Emphasis mine)
From the Japanese lines an officer in a tropical helmet and kepi charged forth, waving his sword. Screaming “Banzai! Banzai!‘ he ran full tilt toward Macneil’s team. Only about 10 yards from Slats Honda, the man skidded to a halt and threw his sword like a spear at the sergeant. It missed. Pulling his Type 14 pistol, he had lurched forward again when Macneil shot him with his .45. That pistol, designed to stop crazed Philippine juramentados in their tracks,broke apart the face of the officer like a melon burst open by a baseball bat. He collapsed six feet in front of Macneil. Grinning, Sergeant Honda threw his captain a firm thumb’s up.
In yet another sick and twisted example of their particular form of worship, the cowards that comprise the ranks of ISIS have called for the assassination of Barron Trump.
In the wake of calling for the murder of England’s 4-year-old Prince George of Cambridge, third in line of succession to the British throne, just a few short weeks ago, the Islamic jihadists are now the conspiring online for the killing of President Trump’s youngest child.
Pro-ISIS internet channels are calling for the assassination of President Donald Trump’s son, Barron, and have shared personal details of the child’s life on its social media networks, including the address of his school, according to a media monitoring organization.
ISIS supporters, on a well-known Telegram channel, shared the name and address of Barron Trump’s school and are calling for backers of the terrorist organization to assassinate him, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, or MEMRI.
The initial message, sent on Nov. 21 by an ISIS supporter on Telegram, “called for the assassination of Barron Trump, and shared the name of the school that Barron attends along with a Google map pinpointing its location,” according to MEMRI, which shares images of this messages with reporters.
“Using the hashtag ‘handle the son of the mule of America,’ the supporter, who uses the name “Dak Al-Munafiqeen,’ Arabic for ‘striking the hypocrites,’ wrote: ‘Barron Trump goes to this school in Washington,'” according to MEMRI.
“The post was followed by a photo of Barron Trump,” according to MEMRI’s research. “To widely disseminate the call for assassination, several pro-ISIS Telegram channels have shared and forwarded the post.”
Spain certainly isn’t the nation it once was. Gone is the conservative government that would have never allowed Islamic jihadists the freedom of movement they presently enjoy.
Also gone are the stern-faced, no-nonsense, shoot-first-don’t-bother-asking-questions-later Guardia Civil whose mere mention of their name would strike fear into the hearts of guilty and innocent alike.
Then again, maybe not. Possibly the Spanish national police who sport the distinctive three-cornered hat, officially known as the Tricornio de la Guardia Civil Española, deserve a second look.
As reported by Breitbart.com, an individual “of North African origin” made a monumentally stupid mistake at a vehicle inspection point on the French-Spanish border;
Police have shot a man who sparked a terror alert near Spain’s border with France when he shouted the Islamist war cry, “Allahu Akbar” at a motorway checkpoint.
The man, thought to be a Frenchman of North African origin, was fired at after he began shouting the Arabic phrase, which means “Allah is greater [than your God]”, when his vehicle was pulled over around midnight on Saturday near La Jonquera.
He was hit in the leg and transferred to a local hospital where he remains in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) in serious but stable condition, El Pais reports.
Juan Ignacio Zoido, a former judge and the minister of the interior and deputy for Seville, tweeted:
“Joint action of [the Guardia Civil], [Spain’s National Police Corps], and [Catalonia’s Mossos d’Esquadra police force] on the border crossing of La Junquera.
“Slightly wounded a man who resisted the registration of the vehicle with threatening attitude and shouting ‘Allah is great’.”
Actuación conjunta de @guardiacivil, @policia y @mossos en el paso fronterizo de La Junquera. Herido leve un hombre que se resistió al registro del vehículo con actitud amenazante y gritando “Alá es grande”.
Just when Malagasy health officials believed they were getting the upper hand against the plague epidemic that’s killed nearly 200, things just went from bad to much worse in Madagascar.
In an extensive report penned by Sally Hayden of The Irish Times, an unknown number of patients infected with the pneumonic plague (bubonic plague’s much deadlier cousin), have taken it upon themselves to “escape” from hospitals for fear of the stigma that comes attached to victims of the disease.
In the city of nearly nine million souls, Antananarivo is the largest and most populated metropolitan area in Madagascar, officially known as the Malagasy Republic. And within the city locally known simply as “Tana”, there are six separate hospitals that are treating those infected with a particular strain of the plague that from the moment of first contact can kill within 24-hours.
As reporter Hayden noted from the grounds of the city’s Central Anti-Plague Hospital Ambohimindra;
“This is the first time it’s an urban epidemic,” says Dr Marielle Zaramisy, the hospital’s chief of medicine, speaking in her small office from behind a cloth face mask. She’s been working in the hospital for just a month and a half, since the height of the crisis. Her family are worried about her safety. “As a human I’m afraid but I’m following all the precautions. It’s my job.”
Visitors must wear masks covering their mouths at all times. Before entering, shoe soles are sprayed with disinfectant and your temperature is taken with a handheld thermometer. The guards on the door oversee this process, but they also have a more important job to make sure patients don’t escape. At least one inmate got away in October, making it all the way home before doctors forced him back into an ambulance. There have been many other attempts, Zaramisy says. “Some escaped because they’re afraid of needles. People here are not used to the hospital.”
The Irish born, bred and educated Hayden also made note that due to the social stain that comes with a diagnosis of the plague, many victims very well may have not ever sought modern medical assistance from the numerous hospitals throughout the nation
“The problem of plague is not just a medical response. You can have hospitals but if people don’t come it isn’t enough,” said Jean Benoit Manhes, the deputy representative of Unicef.
Adding to public anxiety is a plague of rumours: that the outbreak is a government plot to get donations ahead of next year’s election; if you catch the plague it means you’re dirty; everyone who goes to hospital will die.
Zaramisy says it’s even hard to convince those who are infected of what they have. “It’s all about them not believing what they have despite having symptoms.”
In what may be an epidemiologist’s greatest nightmare, more than a few of those who’ve contracted the disease are going unreported and untreated;
“There’s been some resistance from the families,” says Dr Lalaina Randriamanantsoa, technical assistant at the ministry of health. “Some family members have gone into hiding.”
For each confirmed case of plague, as many as 20 more contacts have to be treated as a precaution. Those admitted to hospital are given the antibiotics streptomycin and co-trimoxazole, initially injected every three hours. Patients stop being contagious after five days of treatment.
After eight days they leave hospital healthy again, though victims are afflicted by stigma.
“Some people are ashamed once they get out of here. They don’t know can they go out at night, they don’t want to tell their boss because he won’t hug them anymore,” Zaramisy says.
Hayden also reported;
The plague has hit indiscriminately, but poverty has played a role in the death toll. Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 92 per cent of the population earning under $2 a day. The average income is less than it was when the country gained independence in 1960.
It’s the uneducated that are least informed about the plague, meaning they won’t present themselves to a hospital if they experience symptoms. Though plague medication is free, the high cost of prescriptions for other ailments also means poor people aren’t used to going to doctors, preferring traditional healers instead.
I’m not exactly rushing out to stockpile ammunition and canned foods. Yet.
But suffice it to say that I am keeping an eye on the outbreak of the ever-scary sounding Black Death that’s sweeping the African nation of Madagascar. If it turns out that the various British media reports come to pass, I won’t be the only one hoarding 9mm rounds, shotgun shells and SpaghettiOs.
Widely ignored by the American press, the bubonic plague (and it even deadlier cousin, the pneumonic plague) have already taken the lives of nearly 200 Malagasies, and infected well over 2,000 of the island nation’s citizens.
Known to most Americans as just the title of an hour-and-a-half long Disney cartoon, the first Western news report coming out regarding Madagascar’s Black Death epidemic was from ScienceMag.com on Oct 9, noting that “343 people had been infected and 42 died, and numbers are rising rapidly.”
Another number cited by Sciencemag.com is the rather morbid, “Left untreated… pneumonic plague is 100% fatal.”
Fast forward to Nov 16, Britain’s The Daily Mail breathlessly reports that the East African plague “WILL become resistant to antibiotics and reach US, Europe and Britain”.
The London-based paper also cites that the plague is;
Rapidly spiralling out of control as 171 people have now lost their lives, official figures reveal.
World Health Organization data also shows the ‘medieval disease’ has infected 2,119 in the country off the coast of Africa – a four per cent jump in a handful of days.
Even more disconcerting is the word on the streets is that this particular strain of the Madagascar Black Death is well on its way to becoming resistant to antibiotics;
Experts fear the plague, which strikes Madagascar every year, will inevitably become resistant to antibiotics and mutate and become untreatable.
Others worry it will eventually hit the US, Europe and Britain, leaving millions more vulnerable due to how quick it can spread through populations.
The East African and Indian Ocean nations of South Africa, The Seychelles, La Reunion, Comoros, Malawi, Mozambique, Kenya and Ethiopia have been instructed by WHO (World Health Organization) “to brace for a potential outbreak.”
In the meantime, all of the above mentioned nations, with the exception of Malawi, have been put on notice by WHO “to prepare” for the epidemic to hit the mainland of Africa sooner, rather than later.
Yet the most worrisome news is that this particular brand of the Black Death is that it doesn’t take a mere flea bite to infect us, but rather the simple act of breathing.
Local officials have blamed the outbreak on a custom which involves digging up the dead and dancing with their bodies each year until they are fully decomposed. Despite local bans on the practice amid the outbreak, many people have defied the decree. The people believe the dead cannot enter heaven unless this is done. It is unclear if this practice is responsible for the outbreak, or if the disease entered the human population by some other form of transmission.
What doctors do know is that this strain is extremely virulent. Whereas the plague normally takes up to a week to kill, the new strain has reportedly killed within three hours. That’s faster than doctors can respond with life-saving antibiotics.
Eight members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) , to include the monumentally dimwitted Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), have joined forces in another attempt to push through something called the Police Accountability Act.
As reported by Pete Kasperowicz of the Washington Examiner, if any given law enforcement official (LEO) should be found of committing murder or assault in the line of duty, the same LEO would also find themselves up on federal charges that could result in the death penalty;
Several House Democrats have introduced legislation that would subject state and local police to the death penalty if they are found guilty or assault or murder.
The Police Accountability Act, from Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., is one of the Democrats’ answers to the police brutality that they say still plagues black Americans around the country.
His bill would subject police to the death penalty when cops commit certain crimes that already trigger the death penalty in other circumstances. Johnson, who has introduced this bill in prior Congresses, said it’s needed because police cannot be put above the law.
“I support our law enforcement officers,” Johnson said. “They have a difficult job to uphold the law and to protect and serve the American people and to keep them safe from harm’s way. They should be commended and we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude.”
“But law enforcement officers are not above the law and should be held accountable like anyone else,” he added.
“People are rightfully demanding an end to unequal justice, and that those who are responsible for the use of excessive force be brought to justice,” Johnson said.
Unfortunately for Congressman Johnson and his pals at the CBC, reporter Philippe Lemoine of the National Review has already published data that sinks the Democrat narrative the black males are somehow “targeted” by police;
According to this narrative, black men are constantly harassed by the police and routinely brutalized with impunity, even when they have done nothing wrong, and there is an “epidemic of police shootings of unarmed black men.” Even high-profile black celebrities often claim to be afraid of the police because the same thing might happen to them. Police brutality, or at least the possibility that one might become a victim of such violence, is supposed to be part of the experience of a typical black man in the U.S. Events such as the death of Brown in Ferguson are presented as proof that black men are never safe from the police.
This narrative is false. In reality, a randomly selected black man is overwhelmingly unlikely to be victim of police violence — and though white men experience such violence even less often, the disparity is consistent with the racial gap in violent crime, suggesting that the role of racial bias is small.
Let’s start with the question of fatal violence. Last year, according to the Washington Post’s tally, just 16 unarmed black men, out of a population of more than 20 million, were killed by the police. The year before, the number was 36. These figures are likely close to the number of black men struck by lightning in a given year, considering that happens to about 300 Americans annually and black men are 7 percent of the population. And they include cases where the shooting was justified, even if the person killed was unarmed.
Similarly, a black man has on average only 0.32 contacts with the police in any given year, compared with 0.35 contacts for a white man. It’s true that black men are overrepresented among people who have many contacts with the police, but not by much. Only 1.5 percent of black men have more than three contacts with the police in any given year, whereas 1.2 percent of white men do.
Perhaps living proof that a mind is a terrible thing, Rep. Johnson is best known for his concern that the US territory of Guam might “tip over” if too many Marines were stationed in the Island.
It what has caused much wringing of hands and clutching at pearls, the honchos at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, have been simply beside besides themselves since an apparent no-goodnick (obviously tied to Russia) has scrawled racist messages at strategically located areas throughout the school grounds.
As noted on the photo above, some nasty or nasties, wrote a rather unwelcoming message ostensibly aimed at five black cadets at the USAFA’s prep school.
Scrawled on a handful of dormitory room whiteboards (themselves a sign of micro-aggression), were the offending messages.
It was then that Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria sprang into full diversity action hero-mode in a speech that Kathleen Joyce of Fox News described as “an apparent bid to ding President Trump”.
The Academy’s superintendent’s five-minute spiel managed to make reference to Charlottesville, Ferguson, and the Colin Kaepernick-inspired “protest in the NFL” as Silveria describes the overtly anti American and anti-police displays by a bunch of over-paid and over-pampered frat boys.
Silveria’s obviously forced-outrage drew the praises from the likes of Sen John McCain (RINO-AZ), the ever-clueless ex-Veep Joe Biden, the Washington Post, Axios and The New York Times.
Unfortunately for the sufficiently angered PC Gestapo running the Chair Force’s school for snowflakes, the guilty party just happens to be one of the “targeted” black cadets.
The student who wrote the slurs, which were discovered in September outside the rooms of five black students at an Air Force Academy dormitory in Colorado Springs, Colo., was no longer at the school, the Academy confirmed. A spokesman declined to say whether the student withdrew or was expelled, citing privacy laws. The student’s name was not released.
In a written statement Tuesday, the academy said: “We can confirm that one of the cadet candidates who was allegedly targeted by racist remarks written outside of their dorm room was actually responsible for the act. The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation.”
King Salman bin Abdulaziz may be the Saudi Arabian sovereign on paper, but savvy Middle East watchers overwhelmingly agree that the real power rests in the arms of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, popularly known simply as MBS.
And as many news hawks are already aware, the prince has recently ordered the arrests of dozens of Saudi princes, senior military officers, and businessmen on corruption charges. Among the most notable of such would be Saudi multi-billionaire and playboy, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.
Alwaleed is also seen as one of the loudest of the anti-Trump voices in the House of Saud. Whether that has anything to do with the openly pro-Trump Crown Prince’s clamp-down on radicals has yet to be made public.
Seen as a sudden and to be perfectly honest, a massive shift in the political, cultural, and religious landscape of possibly the entire Muslim World, the Crown Prince is making an obvious power grab. But in a rare change of pace, MBS’s coup isn’t the usual shift to the extreme, but rather to the moderation of Islam as well as against radical Islamic terrorism emanating from within the Saudi government itself.
Yet what’s missing from the headlines is the role Israel may be playing not-so behind the scenes.
As reported by The Jerusalem Post, the Crown Prince made a secret visit to the Jewish State two months ago;
The times are changing in the Middle East as alien nations find common ground in a bid to avert Iran supremacy within the region. Thrown into the mix is the strong international desire for the ousting of Syrian leader Assad. The opening of the dialogue between Israel and Saudi Arabia is perhaps the most significant shift in the region. There have been no diplomatic ties between the two nations, with Saudi Arabia has been a supporter of Palestinian sovereign rights.
A more open relationship has not come overnight, however, with the two nations having shared intelligence on enemies within the region, including Iran. Both nations hold a common view on Iran and its rise to power within the region. Both Israel and Saudi Arabia have a common ally in the U.S and the acting president also shares a similar view on Iran. In recent years, there has been plenty of reports about Israeli-Saudi relations.
One particular article claimed that the Saudis had run tests on bringing down air defense systems to provide the Israeli Air Force a path of least resistance to Iran.
Just this summer, former Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that Sunni Arab countries and Israel face the same threat of a nuclear Iran.
News of a secret visit by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Israel in September suggests that the need for stronger ties is ever increasing. Adding to the media frenzy over the possible opening of diplomatic relations between the two nations was news of Kushner visiting both countries last month. Kushner is Trump’s chief Middle East adviser. The U.S administration is keen to see Israeli-Palestinian talks resume and for relations between Israel and Arab nations to improve.
I have great confidence in King Salman and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, they know exactly what they are doing….
As recently reported by the reliably hysterical Washington Post, some hateful individual ostensibly of equal parts Satan, Hitler and Donald Trump is on the loose in the DC area fomenting racial hate and discontent.
How so? By telling folks of the Caucasian persuasion that is’s “okay” to be a white person.
That’s it. Nothing more, nothing less.
“IT’S OKAY TO BE WHITE” sign found on doors at Montgomery Blair HS in MD. School says flyers were removed and says they’re investigating. pic.twitter.com/jSTUwG3gNp
Nowhere on the offending piece of paper cited by both the Washington Post and WJLA of Washington, DC, does it even allude the whites are in any way superior, better, smarter, healthier, more attractive, smell better, harder working, closer to God, better fashion sense, etc, than anyone else.
Again, the message is painfully clear in its message and simplicity: “It’s okay to be white”.
Just as it’s okay to be Latino, black, East Asian and so on, those who trace their lineage to Europe, North Africa and Western Asia have just as much right to proclaim their basic human dignity as anyone else.
Nonetheless, as the WaPo notes, the tweet originating from WJLA does make clear that the offending message found in a Maryland high school has been “removed” and the school officials assure everyone that “they’re investigating.”
To wit, I’m forced to ask the following: Investigate what?
Needless to say, these are interesting times we live in when stating the obvious is labeled a hate crime.
Did you know that the Russians actually put forth a huge effort to convince the American people the the recently elected President Donald Trump had no business being moving to the White House, and actually sought to de-legitimize his win in 2016?
If you didn’t know, don’t feel bad. The Establishment Media has either given this bombshell news either scant attention, if not completely ignored it.
With the Swamp Democrats and their GOP Establishment allies, along with their always reliable media stooges, this up-to-date Axis of Evil has done everything in their power to persuade the people that evil Donald Trump was secretly colluding with equally evil Vladimir Putin to steal the presidential election from the virginal Hillary Clinton.
But amazingly enough, Facebook’s general counsel attorney Colin Stretch testified before the Senate’s Judiciary Committee’s Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee, the Democrat and RINO narrative has been turned on its head.
As reported by Politico’s Nancy Scola and Ashley Gold (emphasis mine);
Top lawyers from Facebook and Twitter said Tuesday that Russian-linked posts and advertisements placed on the social networks after Election Day sought to sow doubt about President Donald Trump’s victory.
Facebook general counsel Colin Stretch told a Senate Judiciary panel that content generated by a Russian troll farm known as the Internet Research Agency after Nov. 8 centered on “fomenting discord about the validity of [Trump’s] election.” That’s a change from Russia’s pre-election activity, which was largely centered on trying to denigrate Hillary Clinton, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said in a January report.
“During the election, they were trying to create discord between Americans, most of it directed against Clinton. After the election you saw Russian-tied groups and organizations trying to undermine President Trump’s legitimacy. Is that what you saw on Facebook?” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) asked at the hearing.
Stretch and his Twitter counterpart, Sean Edgett, called that an “accurate” statement.
However as NewsBusters.org reporter Kyle Drennen published, the big three network news channels failed to objectively and honestly report the unvarnished news as it was breaking on Capitol Hill (emphasis mine);
While the broadcast networks all eagerly hyped social media executives being hauled before Congress on Tuesday to testify about Russian interference in the 2016 election, only CBS covered a revelation from the hearing that Russia sought to undermine Donald Trump’s legitimacy as president after the campaign was over.
On Tuesday, The Hill reported a specific example of how Russian-backed groups worked to undermine Trump immediately after the election. A left-wing protest against the then-President-elect was attended by thousands of demonstrators outside Trump Tower on November 12, 2016 and was “organized by the Facebook page for BlackMattersUS, a Russian-linked group that sought to capitalize on racial tensions between black and white Americans.”
At least CBS noted the fact that the President was a target of Russian propaganda, NBC and ABC didn’t bother to include that detail in their coverage of the hearing. Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News had a full report on the testimony and Wednesday’s Today show offered a 25-second news brief on how “officials from Facebook and Google and Twitter took a lashing from lawmakers over Russia’s involvement in last year’s presidential election.”