'UNLAWFULLY PRESENT IN THE US': Father of Maryland high school rape suspect arrested by ICE
Monday, March 27, 2017
UK: Muslim rape gang victim whose life was destroyed slams Rotherham authorities
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:28 AM
Ted Kennedy's Soviet Gambit
Excerpt: Picking his way through the Soviet archives that Boris Yeltsin had just thrown open, in 1991 Tim Sebastian, a reporter for the London Times, came across an arresting memorandum. Composed in 1983 by Victor Chebrikov, the top man at the KGB, the memorandum was addressed to Yuri Andropov, the top man in the entire USSR. The subject: Sen. Edward Kennedy. “On 9-10 May of this year,” the May 14 memorandum explained, “Sen. Edward Kennedy’s close friend and trusted confidant [John] Tunney was in Moscow.” (Tunney was Kennedy’s law school roommate and a former Democratic senator from California.) “The senator charged Tunney to convey the following message, through confidential contacts, to the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Y. Andropov.” Kennedy’s message was simple. He proposed an unabashed quid pro quo. Kennedy would lend Andropov a hand in dealing with President Reagan. In return, the Soviet leader would lend the Democratic Party a hand in challenging Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. “The only real potential threats to Reagan are problems of war and peace and Soviet-American relations,” the memorandum stated. “These issues, according to the senator, will without a doubt become the most important of the election campaign.”
Italy sex case dropped because woman 'did not scream'
In unrelated nes, Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby have both announced plans to move to Italy. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:20 AM
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Health-Care Reform Won’t Fix What Really Hurts American Health
Excerpt: The public-health crisis we’re facing won’t be solved by access to health insurance. In 2016, two truths were revealed at once. First, the percentage of uninsured Americans hit a record low — a mere 8.6 percent. In 2010, almost 50 million Americans lacked health insurance. By the beginning of 2016 that number had plunged to 27.3 million. This is, truth be told, the fruit of Obamacare and indeed is the very reason why the GOP is having so much difficulty in its struggle to repeal and replace it. People like having health insurance, and health insurance makes us healthier, right? But that brings us to the second truth that was revealed in 2016. Even though Americans allegedly enjoyed unprecedented access to insured health care, the nation’s death rate in 2015 actually increased. More Americans were insured, but more Americans died. Why?
Posted by TartanMarine at 3:47 PM
Will the West Please Stop Siding with Criminals? by Khadija Khan
Posted by TartanMarine at 3:43 PM
Friday, March 24, 2017
What’s happening with Colin Kaepernick? Kaepernick remains unsigned for reasons that likely have nothing to do with his play behind center.
Good news. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:36 PM
From Rod: Several times in years past I was impressed by this guy, unlike a lot of dopey Obama appointees who spoke before thinking or maybe they were dopey after thinking, while watching him appear before Congress Judge him and his comments about Trump and other issues for yourself:
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:24 PM
All hail Chelsea Augusta. By Thomas Hall http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/03/all_hail_chelsea_augusta.html#ixzz4cFeastZu
Excerpt: Chelsea Clinton has spent her youthful but impactful live in the shadow of her illustrious parents, Presidents Bill and Hillary Clinton. It is altogether fitting, therefore, that Vanity Fair has recognized her contributions with a Lifetime Achievement award. The accomplishments of such a young person require close and admiring examination. Her influence became first manifest during her father's administration, as leader of the intern selection committee. Her youth allowed her to connect with candidates, while her judgement produced an intern corps with unprecedented talents.
Posted by TartanMarine at 2:33 PM
400 new jobs, low unemployment bad news for Walker-hating left
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:45 AM
Double amputee who served in Afghanistan joins Suffolk police
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:42 AM
Liberals: What is the liberal position you have the most trouble getting on board with?
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:34 AM
Thursday, March 23, 2017
UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer
Posted by TartanMarine at 3:10 PM
UK Parliament attacker was Khalid Masood, a 52-year-old British man with criminal convictions, police announce.
2017/03/23/london-terror- attack-isis-claims- responsibility-for-deadly- rampage-outside-parliament- building.html
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:30 PM
Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘Gender Equality’ Is A ‘Zionist Plot’
Radical Muslim cleric mistakenly named as London attacker
Excerpt: A report that identified the knife-wielding attacker who killed at least three people during a rampage in central London as Abu Izzadeen has been withdrawn. The UK’s Channel 4 News and The Independent initially named Izaadeen as the suspect, but several sources told BBC News that the radical Muslim cleric is still in jail and not responsible for the attack. In January 2016, Izzadeen and another Islamist militant were sentenced to two years in prison for breaching the Terrorism Act by leaving the UK without notifying the police, the BBC reported.
Real Talk: Day Without a Woman by Vanessa Brown Calder
Excerpt: An impartial observer would likely believe that women’s prospects must be quite depressing, given the missed work, public school closures, and street protests that occurred in some U.S. cities. Luckily, American women’s social welfare and economic prospects are better than many strikers realize. Take female leadership, for example: it would probably surprise Day Without a Woman strikers that 42% of legislators, senior officials, and managers in America are female. This figure is higher than comparable places like Canada, Western Europe, and Eastern Europe. According to World Bank data, the U.S. is at the top of the pack and has been for at least the last decade.
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:22 AM
Law takes a holiday By Victor Davis Hanson March 23, 2017
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:18 AM
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Ronald G. Pittenger
It has been a while since I last used a school bathroom. After combing my memory carefully, I cannot recall even one instance where an inspector checked to see if I was trying to use the right restroom. Perhaps I’m just not special enough to rate an inspector. More likely, we all knew using one that didn’t match up with our general appearance would’ve gotten our butts kicked by the seven other people already in there tending to business. Somehow, I doubt any school district will hire a bathroom inspector to enforce any laws other than "no smoking or drugs"–and few even bother to do that.
The urinals in men’s rooms offer little in the way of privacy, so had one lacked the correct equipment to use a urinal, it would’ve become immediately obvious. Please notice that in those places that freely allow access by both sexes, there are seldom any urinals, only closed stalls. Even old fashioned Men’s and Ladies’ rooms have stalls. If everybody used them, there would be little to argue about. There is a simple, though expensive, solution.
Build a lot of one-person-at-a-time-
restrooms. As an interim measure, bring in a bunch of Port-a-potties and line the school corridors with enough to satisfy the school’s needs. Going to void one’s waste shouldn’t be a social occasion anyway. It was merely more efficient and cost-effective to build "group bathrooms" than to build 15 or 20 times as many one-person jobs. And, just think of how that cost would be passed on in taxes (for schools and such), rents (for office buildings restaurants, and stores), ticket prices (for public venues). Oh, yeah, I’m sure everyone will welcome the doubling–or more–of movie/show/concert ticket prices that would contribute only to the building trades and taxes.
Since privacy is merely more expensive, who but the very poor could object?
The real problem isn’t places to void waste. It’s locker rooms, showers, and other places–think of gyms and country clubs among others–where people have every expectation of exposing themselves down to the bare skin in a group setting. Do we really want people playing "I dropped the soap" in showers used by naked people of all sexes? It might work for willing adults who are over the legal age of consent, but must we include minors? Almost all school students are minors, after all. (At this point, someone is certain to point out the communal bathing in Japan. Fine. Move to Japan, if that’s what you’d like. There are probably places there where you can still find separate doors for Men’s and Ladies’ rooms that open into the same undivided space where the waste goes down a single drain in the center of the floor–yes, they do it side by side. It takes many generations to breed that sort of indifference to nakedness and bodily function.) Grownups can, perhaps deal with this stuff on a case by case basis, but children are stuck making do with what we give them. And, we can only give them what we can afford.
Of course: if you really want to break the public school unions, this is just the issue to push hard. So many children will suddenly be enrolled in private schools that a lot of public school teachers will be unemployed for lack of students.
Conclusion: this issue isn’t really about bathrooms as places to void one’s waste. The issue is about control and who gets to be so special they can use whatever facility they feel like using today, and possibly tomorrow, they’ll feel differently. Those who have actually completed the surgical process to change genders should go where they fit in. Those with tender feelings that might be hurt are just going to have to tough it out until they decide what they want to be if they grow up.
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:02 PM
Women Aren’t Free Until Speech Is
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:17 PM
Officials: Rockville High Rape Suspects Didn't Share Classes With Freshman Girl
Excerpt: The two accused students—Henry Sanchez-Milian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17,—had arrived from Central America within the past year, and their arrest has set off a firestorm of debate about immigration and county education policy. In an address to the media, Smith pleaded passionately against using sweeping generalizations and denounced the surge of racism that he's seen since the arrests. (County citizens have since learned that an illegal immigrant can be 18 years old, enroll in the public schools, undergo no background check, and because they have no verifiable high-school credits, automatically be enrolled as a freshman, putting them in the same classes as 14 and 15-year-olds. Under the law, the school cannot ask about the student’s immigration status; the school system chooses not to perform background checks on incoming students. --Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt.)
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:00 PM
The Alt-Right Is What Happens When Society Marginalizes Men
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:52 AM
UK Parliament terror attack: Two people killed, cop stabbed -- more than a dozen injured
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:47 AM
IRS Gives “After School Satan Club” Tax-Exempt Status in 10 Days
Posted by TartanMarine at 11:43 AM
Gun safety best ever, accidental deaths at new low, 0.3% of all in 2015
Excerpt: Despite gun sales reaching record numbers in the last two years, accidental gun shootings are at an all-time low, a surprising finding by the National Safety Council. In its annual "Injury Facts" report, the group put accidental gun deaths in 2015 at 489. That is the lowest since 1903, when record-keeping began and a 17 percent one-year drop. (Apparently more people die from falling down stairs or other household accidents than from mistakes made with loaded guns. Nice to know, and it of course will never be mentioned in any major media since it goes against the grain of the anti-gun arguments. Del)
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:37 AM