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IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
What can America learn from Israel on mass killings?
[Washington Examiner] The senseless attack on defenseless youth at a bar in Thousand Oaks, Calif., has shocked the nation, and everyone is grasping for solutions.

In Israel, where the threat to our youth is mainly from Islamic terrorists, rather than from random crime and sick individuals, we have commonsense solutions to the problem of shooting attacks in bars, schools, and other public places, and those principles can be applied in America. The basic idea is to keep the guns in the hands of the good, stable, well-trained people, and only of those who need them to protect themselves or others.

For starters, not everyone can get a gun license in Israel. And there are stringent background checks that can sometimes take weeks or months to investigate and process. Secondly, every school and most public buildings, restaurants, and bars have at least one trained armed guard and sometimes several.

In addition, virtually every public space has armed citizens, all licensed after extensive background checks, with many being very well-trained in their capacity as members of local emergency response teams. Furthermore, many schools and other public places also have security cameras.

Last, but not least, remember that violent attacks really do not occur randomly. Just as terrorism happens for a reason, however sick and unjustified, so too with senseless violence, which usually occurs when there is a vacuum of values.

When there is an absence of solid family and spiritual structure in the home and in schools to provide those values, the ensuing loneliness, chaos, and anger are often given safe passage, ultimately leading to such horrible, violent attacks.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 06:47 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Israel doesn't have a large armed criminal population. The criminal gangs there are mostly unarmed drug dealers.

The US doesn't have terrorist loving neighbors.

The two situations are different.

Posted by: lord garth || 11/12/2018 8:19 Comments || Top||

#2  In Israel we know who they are
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 8:22 Comments || Top||

#3  We do too, grom. The problem is, certain people in law enforcement continually do nothing when they have red flags waving in their faces. In almost all of these cases, we find out after the fact that law enforcement agencies knew about these people and did nothing.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/12/2018 11:53 Comments || Top||

#4  I've said it before, put your tin foil hat on, it's almost like somebody wants these things to happen. The obvious reason, of course, would be to get an excuse for repeal of the Second Amendment. Just because I'm paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get me.

I was amazed that nobody lost their jobs after the Parkland High shooting because there were so many obvious failures. That church shooting in Texas where the Air Force failed to enter a known felon into the federal database for background checks is another example. Did anybody lose their job for that? I never heard about it if they did.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/12/2018 12:00 Comments || Top||


Britain
White director who won minority theater grant defends decision to identify as black
[Wash Times] A white theater director defended Saturday his decision to identify as black, a case that has sparked an identity-politics debate in Great Britain after he received a publicly funded grant intended for minority artists.

Anthony Ekundayo Lennon, a director for the black-led Talawa Theatre Company in London, said he had "no doubt that I have some African ancestry" after coming under fire for winning an Arts Council England award meant for "theatre practitioners of colour."

"I will not allow anyone who can’t accept or understand my life to be relevant to my existence," said Mr. Lennon in an op-ed for the [U.K.] Guardian.

His critics, including some British theater figures, accused him of misappropriating a racial identity and hijacking public funds meant to support minority thespians after the [U.K.] Sunday Times broke the story Sunday.

Actress Kelechi Okafor tweeted Saturday that, "However ’black’ you might ’feel’ it is unethical and immoral to access funding that is specifically meant for actual black people," adding that "I’m shocked that people are actually entertaining this nonsense."

"The leap to claiming blackness for himself is almost breathtaking," said Paula Akban, an advocate for black women, in a Monday [U.K.] Independent column. "Not only has Lennon chosen to wear black identity like a costume, he has actively chosen to take up space and pilfer resources that were never meant for him."

Mr. Lennon, 53, who changed his middle name from David, said that he began identifying as "mixed heritage" as a boy after being frequently mistaken for black.

He said he had to use an Afro comb growing up because "my mum couldn’t manage my hair." One of his brothers has similar physical traits, he said, and neighbors would "arrive on the doorstep to gawp at us."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 07:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6463 views] Top|| File under:

#1  no doubt that I have some African ancestry

No doubt
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 7:17 Comments || Top||

#2  Lennon is motivated by money, just like everyone else in the entitlement sector.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 7:19 Comments || Top||

#3  There shouldn't be a grant that's based on skin colour anyways...

This is just amusing.

/Blair's Law.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 11/12/2018 9:59 Comments || Top||

#4  Imagine the uproar if they announced Grant's that only whites were eligible for.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 11/12/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||

#5  I take it Elizabeth Warren is unavaiiable for comment.

(yeah I know this is in Britain..)
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/12/2018 10:50 Comments || Top||

#6  She can still comment on Britain. Her Indian forefathers came across on The Mayflower
Posted by: Frank G || 11/12/2018 10:57 Comments || Top||

#7  I have decided to identify as a 30 year old very handsome billionaire.
Posted by: European Conservative || 11/12/2018 12:02 Comments || Top||

#8  Whatever fantasy you want to invent for yourself is OK with me as long as I don't have to pay for the special treatment you seem to expect for it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/12/2018 12:06 Comments || Top||


Economy
POTUS reportedly wants to stop giving Puerto Rico hurricane relief funds because he thinks the government is using it to pay off its debt
[Business Insider] President Donald Trump wants stop giving Puerto Rico federal funding for Hurricane Maria recovery, according to a report from Axios.

According to the report, White House officials told congressional leadership that Trump claimed without evidence that Puerto Rico's government is using the disaster relief money to pay off debt.

Trump can't take disaster funds back that he's already given to Puerto Rico or set aside by Congress, but he reportedly could refuse to sign any future spending bills, according to Axios.

The report comes after a Wall Street Journal article said Puerto Rico bond prices had soared "after the federal oversight board that runs the US territory's finances released a revised fiscal plan that raises expectations for disaster funding and economic growth."
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 06:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "after the federal oversight board that runs the US territory's finances released a revised fiscal plan that raises expectations for disaster funding and economic growth."

Bond prices are tied to this? Disaster relief has now become big business? Yes, shutting the $$$ off sometime this afternoon would be very prudent.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 6:42 Comments || Top||

#2  It's been big business at least since Katrina. Look at how the Clintons profited off Haiti.
Posted by: CrazyFool || 11/12/2018 6:58 Comments || Top||

#3  Dangerous game playing with withholding disaster releaf, everyone will think what would happen if a disaster hit my area and it will be painfully easy to manipulate. Better to start an FBI investigation into a person or two suspected of diverting the money.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2018 11:51 Comments || Top||

#4  Better to start an FBI investigation

That's very funny stuff, I don't care who you are...
Posted by: regular joe || 11/12/2018 15:38 Comments || Top||

#5  I'm with rjschwarz on this one. Optics are everything in politics, and Mr. Trump must now swim in that, er, sea.

Get some evidence or, at least, an unimpeachable sworn statement.

I'd rather Mr. Trump appoint a temporary governor with military arrest powers as backup until PR can get "legit," but, irrespective of intent, the cure would appear worse than the disease.

Too bad.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 11/12/2018 20:54 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Democrats find ‘thousands of new votes' in Georgia, claim they're ‘closing the gap' for governor
[The Blaze] In the Georgia gubernatorial race, Republican Secretary of State Brian Kemp is facing Democrat Stacey Abrams, and has held the lead in vote totals so far. But on Twitter on Saturday, Georgia’s Democratic Party announced they had discovered "thousands of new *absentee*, *early*, and *Election Day* votes," which had not been counted, and that are narrowing the gap.

The latest official count has Kemp ahead by over a percentage point. Republicans have maintained that there were not enough ballots left to be counted for Abrams to overtake. Democrats have argued that Kemp as Secretary of State has tainted the election results, to little challenge from the media, and are saying that Republicans are lying about the number of votes left to be counted.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 12:13 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6468 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They're not even trying to cover up the corruption of the process, aided by their propaganda arm in the Legacy Infortainment Enterprises. Power by any means necessary. We've become a banana republic.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 11/12/2018 14:22 Comments || Top||

#2  We've become a banana republic.
Posted by Procopius2k


Yes, but I fear it actually happened in November of 2008.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 14:31 Comments || Top||

#3  Not in Texas. Attorney General Paxton locks these people up in a heart beat.

Beto and the Dïms arn't pulling that stunt because of Paxton.

Trump needs to send a message by appointing Texas AG Paxton as a special counsel regarding the Dems current corruption.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/12/2018 15:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Corrupt Dems flip Arizona. It is official.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/12/2018 15:44 Comments || Top||

#5  I think after they got caught being cocky in 2016 the dems have made ballot bingo their default posture.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 11/12/2018 18:09 Comments || Top||


Get Cynical, Get Angry, And Stay Free
[Townhall] At least Mayor Daley and the rest of the Chicago corruptocrats had the common decency to do their vote-thieving behind the doors of the local mortuaries. Today, in Florida and elsewhere, the Democrats are doing it right in front of our faces. In fact, they’re rubbing it in our faces.

Understand the truth.

Accept the truth.

Get woke.

The only thing they care about is their own power, they absolutely intend to steal every election they can, and everything they say is a lie.

When is the last time one of these "The Republican won oh wait looky here it’s a whole bunch of new votes that Lou found in the basement" scenarios ever turned out with a Republican gaining votes? Defying the laws of probability and common sense, never. If it wasn’t a fraud, once in a while the Republican would win. But he never, ever does. Hmmmm.

...They are not even trying to pretend this isn’t a giant plot to steal elections ‐ they’re just defaulting to "Well, you’re racist for wanting fair elections." The law says you have to announce the total number of votes you received shortly after the polls close? Rule of law, schmool of law, who cares what some judge says? That law makes it hard for new votes to be "found," so it’s racist somehow.

...Fighting is hard, which is why the GOP softies don’t like it. Yeah, the Dems will get covered for by the lying garbage pail kidz of the media. They already lie about us, so what else is new? Yeah, the Fredocons will howl. Let those betas cry. Yeah, the left will call us "racists," but they are going to do that anyway. When we fight, we can win. It’s time to stop letting our freedom be stolen by these lib fascist creeps. It’s time to get militant.


Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 06:56 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Link added. g(r)omgoru, you would make this exercise easier for the moderators if you would institute the habit of adding the name of your source in square brackets at the beginning of the text. We started doing this in response to Fred being hounded by Righthaven, but it has proved useful in tracking down forgotten URLs.
Posted by: trailing wife || 11/12/2018 10:31 Comments || Top||


2018 Proved (Again) That Obama Is Electoral Kryptonite In Battleground States
[The Federalist] Former President Barack Obama went on a campaign blitz for Democrats in the weeks leading up to the midterm election, but has little to show for his efforts. Candidates in four of the six battleground states he visited lost big races, and those who succeeded in the other two led comfortably in the polls before he showed up, with the exception of one gubernatorial race.

The press touted his campaign push, which began in his home state of Illinois and continued into the battlegrounds of Ohio, Florida, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Georgia, as well as some relatively safe blue states, including California, Pennsylvania, and New York.

The high-profile effort was atypical for a former president, and some Democratic candidates and operatives expressed concern ahead of the election that his presence in battleground states would merely rile up the Republican base and Trump supporters, or make the race about national politics to the disadvantage of the Democratic candidates in some races. Nevertheless, his spokeswoman promised an "aggressive" effort to turn out the Democrat vote in Senate, House, and gubernatorial races. Now that the votes are (mostly) counted, it seems the naysayers were right.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 06:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6469 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Everyone, or nearly everyone knew Bath House Barry was on the road again, stumping for the communists. Granted, he provided little help for the battleground states, but plenty of other voters pulled the lever for the dems.

What is it, cognitive dissonance? Have American voters decided large, invasive, socialist gov't is the way to go? Is it Trump hatred? Stuck on stupid? I just don't understand the motive.

Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 6:26 Comments || Top||

#2  Who needs voters when they control the people who count votes?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 6:30 Comments || Top||

#3  I think that's an old Stalin quote g(r)om.
Posted by: Besoeker || 11/12/2018 6:32 Comments || Top||

#4  But strangely appropriate
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 6:36 Comments || Top||

#5  He has the Merde touch.

Get him rested for deployment in 2020
Posted by: DarthVader || 11/12/2018 8:57 Comments || Top||

#6  "Have American voters decided large, invasive, socialist gov't is the way to go"

Brainwashing combined with I got mine you figure out how to get yours younglings.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 11/12/2018 11:49 Comments || Top||


India-Pakistan
Targeted killing of Hazaras
[DAWN] IT’S very hard to find a single household of the Hazara
...a grouping of Dari-speaking people of Sino-Tibetan descent inhabiting Afghanistan and Pakistain. They are predominantly Shia Moslems and not particularly warlike, which makes them favored targets...
community in Quetta that has not been victimised by assassination. It is a caged community, owing to their sect, in a state of captivity for the past 20 years. It is curious that a peace-loving, hardworking and progressive community has been subjected to systematic persecution.

Shia Hazaras are a Persian-speaking ethnicity of Mongolian decent who immigrated from Bamiyan
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: Fred || 11/12/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6474 views] Top|| File under: Lashkar e-Jhangvi

#1  Anything related to Hamas is a legitmate target.
Posted by: Alaska Paul || 11/12/2018 23:10 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
It's Not Quite Kristallnacht, but It's Not The Fourth of July Either
[AmericanThinker] Just days before the eightieth anniversary of Kristallnacht, when Nazis burned synagogues, looted Jewish homes and shops, and rounded up Jewish families for concentration camps, Tucker Carlson’s home was surrounded by Antifa thugs who pounded on his door (cracking it), terrifying his wife, uttered threats against him and his family and painted an anarchist symbol on his driveway while the DC police did nothing to these modern-day brownshirts.

...In several places in Arizona, Georgia, and Florida -- most obviously in Broward and Palm Beach -- Florida, election workers are racing to undo the results of a free election, undermining the very basis of our political system. And they are thumbing their noses at judicial efforts to halt the theft.

Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 11/12/2018 08:18 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6471 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Saw this movie last night for the umpteenth time. This scene seems to contain a lesson that could be learned in how to deal with these situations...

Posted by: Abu Uluque || 11/12/2018 12:19 Comments || Top||

#2  That evening they were targeting Tucker Caslson's wife. And yes the police were complicit.
Posted by: Ebbavirt Clunk4147 || 11/12/2018 15:07 Comments || Top||



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Mon 2018-11-12
  IAF have begun air strikes on Gaza.
Sun 2018-11-11
  Yemeni forces 'seize Hodeidah's main hospital' amid air raids
Sat 2018-11-10
  Yemeni forces, Saudi-led coalition launch 'vast' Hodeidah push
Fri 2018-11-09
  One dead after Melbourne knife attack being treated as terrorism - ISIS claims actions of known wolf
Thu 2018-11-08
  Syrian Man Gets Life in Prison for Making Parts in IEDs Used Against U.S.
Wed 2018-11-07
  Trump says Attorney General Jeff Sessions resigns
Tue 2018-11-06
  Election Day open thread
Mon 2018-11-05
  U.S. jet fighters kill 25 Islamic State militants in Kirkuk
Sun 2018-11-04
  US soldier killed in ‘apparent insider attack’ in Kabul -- NATO
Sat 2018-11-03
  Mass grave with 1,500 bodies unearthed in Raqqa city
Fri 2018-11-02
  Foreigners among 68 militants killed, wounded in Afghan, U.S. forces operations
Thu 2018-11-01
  Nigerian Shia group says 42 killed when security forces fired upon protests
Wed 2018-10-31
  Mil Times Follow-up article: 5 freed from Gitmo in exchange for Bergdahl join Taliban's political office in Qatar
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  Al-Shabaab Claims Blast That Killed 30 Ethiopian Soldiers In Central Somalia
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  U.S. drones target Taliban vehicle in Paktia leaving 5 militants dead

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