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YEAH, RIGHT: House Intelligence Committee "Ramps Up" Probe On Obama Unmasking

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 01:18
By Richard Pollock

The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence is ramping up investigation into former President Barack Obama administration’s campaign to “unmask” President Donald Trump aides who were incidentally surveilled in meetings with foreign officials, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

The committee is also intensifying a probe into Fusion GPS, a private “opposition research” company that distributed a salacious memo on Trump, called the “Trump Dossier.”

Over the next two weeks the House committee is expected to privately interview former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, who reportedly asked to unmask or identify Americans on as many as 260 occasions, primarily Trump campaign or transition officials.

Power was so aggressive in her efforts to unmask Trump aides, she asked U.S intelligence officials on nearly a daily basis to “unmask” or identify Trump officials who had passing contacts with foreign officials, according to a Fox News report on Sept. 20.

Power was trying to compile the information on behalf of other Obama intelligence officials, former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova told TheDCNF. “Her aggressive use of unmasking requests sends a very, very suspicious signal that she was working hand in glove with somebody to get information,” he said.

The committee previously subpoenaed documents from Power, but the former Obama ambassador has voluntarily agreed to testify in private, according to congressional officials with knowledge of the committee’s activities.

The committee is also preparing to introduce a proposed “legislative fix” within the next few weeks to ban or extremely limit future unmasking of American citizens, the congressional officials said.

The intelligence committee also issued subpoenas Oct. 4 to the owners of Fusion GPS, the Washington, D.C.-based company that paid former British MI6 agent Christopher Steele to compile the “Trump Dossier,” according to CNN on Tuesday. The dossier contained a salacious set of unsourced accusations about Trump that was leaked in the heat of the 2016 Presidential campaign.

The Obama administration, led in part the president’s national security adviser Susan Rice, reportedly sought to identify or “unmask” Trump campaign and transition officials who had “incidental” contact with foreign government officials, diplomats and foreign principals, even though no crime was alleged.

A number of those people “unmasked” were later leaked to major liberal news organizations.


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Larwyn's Linx: Media Begging Us for Conspiracy Theories on Las Vegas

Thu, 10/12/2017 - 09:43
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Nation

Media Begging Us for Conspiracy Theories on Las Vegas: Ann Coulter
Second Mandalay Bay employee on floor during shooting speaks: Doug Poppa
Where Is The Hotel Camera Footage?: Vulgar

Why We're Losing Liberty: PragerU
Your Bipartisan Bump Stock Ban Has Arrived: Christian Britschgi
War on Cops Goes to Court: Betsy McCaughey

Clinton enabled Weinstein: Don Surber
Hollywood Unpersons Harvey Weinstein: Dave Blount
Powerful Liberal Men Are Allowed To Violate The Tenets Of Feminism: Rushbo

How NBC ‘Killed’ Ronan Farrow’s Weinstein Exposé: Lloyd Grove
Conservatives Demand McConnell Stop Stalling Trump Judicial Nominees: CHQ
How to Stop Democrats From Stonewalling Judicial Nominees: Elizabeth Slattery

Mandalay Bay hotel worker warned of shooter before Las Vegas massacre: Trib
Maintenance worker warned hotel about Vegas shooter – was he ignored?: Blaze
NY Times: Cancelling Clean Power Plan Serious Blow To Obama’s "Legacy": RWN

Economy

Trump Calls for ‘Lower Taxes, Bigger Paychecks, and More Jobs’: Fred Lucas
End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker? : Guardian
The Amazon Effect: How taxpayers are funding the disruption of the U.S. economy: Craig M. Douglas

Scandal Central

Imran Awan case: 'massive' data transfers from Wasserman Schultz aide a 'substantial security threat': Fox
James Mattis Calls Bullsh** On NBC’s Nuclear Weapons Story: RS
New York Times admits that those Facebook “Russia Ads” were made in the USA: TheDuran

Climate, Energy & Regulations

PG&E power lines linked to Wine Country fires: Paul Rogers
A Surprise From the Supervolcano Under Yellowstone: Shannon Hall
Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: LAT

Media

The Courage of the Hollywood Cowards: Dov Fischer
Tucker calls out Hillary, Democrats Over Harvey Weinstein: Justin Caruso
Cruz, Sanders to debate taxes on CNN town hall: Autumn Price

American Pravda, NYT Part II: Exploiting Social Media and Manipulating the News: Veritas
James O'Keefe video has New York Times management reeling: AT
Whoa: NBC News had Weinstein sex harassment story and refused to publish it: Scoop

World

Trump’s North Korea Threat-Theater Is Working: Austin Bay
Iran's secret sites linked to nuclear weapons development revealed: RWN
North Korea hackers 'targeted US power companies with phishing emails: DailyMail

Israel security chief: Tech prevented more than 2,000 'lone-wolf' terror attacks last year: James Rogers
Massive march in London - The BBC ignores it: SPEISA
Where's the Coverage of Torture in Gaza Prisons?: CAMERA

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Israel hacked Kaspersky Labs, tipped off US about Russian hackers, report says: James Rogers
Nestlé Makes Billions Bottling Water It Pays Nearly Nothing For: Bloomberg
Researchers Discover What Can Happen To The Eyes of a Child When They Play Outside More: Amanda Monteiro

Cornucopia

An old-school pharmacy hand-delivers drugs to Congress, a little-known perk for the powerful: Erin Mershon
Key Witness in Las Vegas Shooting Kills Self and Daughter Following FBI Raid: WTT
America, Are You Drinking Cool-Aide?: Bradlee Dean

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QOTD: "I want to see that sh**.

I want to see that 64 year old guy packing multiple rifles and hundreds if not thousands of rounds of ammunition all the way up to the 32nd floor of that f***ing hotel by himself.

Better yet, I want to see him tipping a hotel employee for doing it for him.

We are talking half a pickup bed worth of ordinance here, easy.

Don’t anyone bother trying to tell me that f***ing hotel doesn’t have cameras all over the place either." --Vulgar Curmudgeon

THAT'S A BOLD STRATEGY, COTTON: Democrats Threaten Government Shutdown to Protect Illegal Alien Gang-bangers

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 22:57
By William Teach

Democrats should be careful in wanting an all-or-none position on some sort of legalization for the Dreamers: they might end up with the latter.

(Washington Post) Some House Democrats are raising the specter of withholding support for must-pass spending legislation later this year in response to President Trump’s hard line immigration proposals — meaning the fate of roughly 690,000 younger undocumented immigrants could become a major factor in negotiations to keep the government open after December.

Will the media assign blame to Democrats if a budget bill doesn’t get done and we get a shutdown? Of course not, but, the Trump Twitter machine won’t let them get away with that.

Democrats on Monday dismissed Trump’s calls to construct a wall along the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border, crack down on “sanctuary cities” and seek ways to curb Central American migrants from illegally crossing into the country. But conservative Republicans insisted that such issues must be addressed before Congress considers offering legal status to immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, a group known as “dreamers.”

“What the White House put forward is a complete non-starter,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in an interview, blaming Trump’s senior policy aides for advancing “un-American” ideas on how to deal with immigration.

“There’s nothing in it to negotiate because it does not have shared values of who we are as Americans,” she added.

Essentially, Pelosi and others are wanting that “give us everything we want and we we won’t offer anything back” position and have no problem trotting out their silly talking points to get it. One has to wonder if Democrats are more invested in having an Issue to scaremonger and bloviate on, rather than finding an actual solution. This wouldn’t be unusual for Democrats: when it comes to identity politics and such, if the problem is solved, Democrats have nothing to bitch about.

The problem with agreeing to a policy on immigration is that the Democrats don't want secure borders,they don't care about safety for U.S.A.

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017

And, apparently, in Pelosi’s World, following duly passed federal law is now un-American.

“The White House is willing to negotiate. Democrats are not,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, which advocates for lower immigration levels. “That means the odds of no bill by March have increased — not because the White House principles are overly ambitious but because Schumer is not going to make a meaningful counter offer. They want amnesty in exchange for nothing.”

That’s it exactly. The question here, though, is will elected Republicans stay strong? Even though they control Congress, they seem rather squishy and unable to take a stand.


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Larwyn's Linx: Statistical Anomalies Do Not Deserve Blood Sacrifice of the Remainder

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 09:25
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Nation

Statistical Anomalies Do Not Deserve Blood Sacrifice of the Remainder: Christian Mercenary
The Swamp Wants You to Think They’ve Seized the Presidency from Trump: EIB
Will Puerto Rico turn Florida blue?: Fausta

Bring Down Leftist Foundations Like the Mafia: Daniel Greenfield
Obama Lied. My Fourth Health Plan Died: Michelle Malkin
How Chicago Gets Its Guns: Mick Dumke

Contrary to FBI Hooey, Steven Paddock Fits the Profile of a Convert: Pamela Geller
FBI “Highly Confident” Media-Pushed Ferguson Lie “Spurred” Cop Killings: PPD
MGM Says Police Timeline “May Not Be Accurate”: TruNews

Cave-In: NFL Commissioner Goodell Tells Players to Stand for the Flag: RWN
Fact Check On Number Of Mass Shootings: Tom Knighton
Cabela's Comments on Removal Of Bump-Fire Stocks From Its Inventory: Tom Knighton

Economy

Under GOP in 2017, government spending ... increased $130 billion: Daniel Horowitz
Obama's $1.5-billion ego project: Monica Showalter
Poll: Only 70% Support Putting American Workers First: NUSA

Scandal Central

Report: McCain Helped Fund FBI Plot to Frame Trump with Bogus Russian Dossier: True Pundit
Brockbuster: Is The Media Matters Chief Slurping From A Slush Fund?: Robert Donachie

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Clean Power Plan Repeal Will Save $33 Billion in Compliance Costs: Elizabeth Harrington

Media

NYT 'journalist' brags about leftist bias in O'Keefe video: Chris Pandolfo
My Home and Car Vandalized Because I’m a Conservative Writer: Publius
Snapshots From a Muslim Photographer: Hugh Fitzgerald

The Media Needs to Look in the Mirror After Harvey Weinstein: Ryan Holiday
Moonbat vs. Moonbat: Piers Morgan vs. George Monbiot: Dave Blount
LOL! Harvey Weinstein was at ‘Women’s March’ in January : Pacific

World

North Korea hackers reportedly stole US, South Korea war plans: Fox News
Cotton: Tillerson, Mattis Should Quit if They Can’t Stand With Trump: Max
Cubans outraged after Ireland honors murderous psychopath Che Guevara on postage stamp: Babalu

Islamic State's backdoor to the Philippines: Asia Times
State Department Mum on Timeline of Attacks on Diplomats in Cuba: Susan Crabtree
Nearly Every Democrat in Congress Voted for Bill Directing Trump to Label IRGC a Terrorist Group: David Rutz

Is Austria's Burqa Ban an Example for America?: Abigail R. Esman
British Census May Stop Distinguishing Men From Women, Which Is Allegedly Transphobic: Dave Blount
Navy fires USS McCain senior leaders after ‘preventable’ deadly collision: S&S

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

UX for Lizard Brains: Sophia Voychehovski Prater
Human Traders Are Trouncing The Machines: ZH
Equifax: 12.5 Million UK Client Records Exposed in Breach: DarkReading

Cornucopia

Goodbye Columbus Day: MOTUS
'Something everyone should read': Widow of slain LEO writes emotional note: Max Londberg
Las Vegas Theory: Shooter “Rushed And Unprepared, Caused Accident Like Shooting Himself In The Head”: Sheeple

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QOTD:

FOX NEWS ALERT: At least 17 people dead and 200 missing as wildfires destroy California wine country | @adamhousley pic.twitter.com/3isNMi5hnH

— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) October 11, 2017

EXPOSED: How Another 9/11 Attack By Militant Lutherans Was Foiled

Wed, 10/11/2017 - 00:22
By Lloyd Billingsley

Unlike Las Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock, three Islamic terrorists made their motives abundantly clear.

“A trio of maniacal terrorists targeted women and children — hoping to make ‘an ocean out of their blood’ — in a failed attack they dreamed would be on par with 9/11,” wrote Denis Slattery Victoria Bekiempis and Graham Rayman in the New York Daily News.

The October 6 article, headlined “Terrorist plot targeting NYC concerts, subways and landmarks foiled by investigators,” identified the trio as Abdulrahman El Bahnasawy, a 19-year-old Canadian; U.S. citizen Tala Haroon, who lives in Pakistan; and Russell Salic, 37 a Philippine national.

Haroon told an undercover agent he wanted to “cause great destruction to the filthy kuffars by our hands.” The trio sought to create the “next 9/11” and the most eager was El Bahnasawy. As the CBC reported, in May of 2016, while in Canada, El Bahnasawy purchased bomb-making materials, including 18 kilograms of hydrogen peroxide, “a key ingredient in making improvised explosive devices,” along with batteries, thermometers, aluminum foil and Christmas lights.

That month, El Bahnasawy contacted Salic, whom he knew as “Abu Khalid” and “the doctor,” to seek funding for the operation. El Bahnasawy had also assembled maps of the New York subway system, explaining that he wanted to “blow up” lines 4, 5 and 6 and the number seven train. Targeting the “purple” and “green lines,” would make for an easy escape in “the vehicle.”

As the Daily News and other publications also reported, El Bahnasawy touted a photo of Times Square, and told his fellow terrorists, “We seriously need a car bomb at times square... Look at these crowds of people!” He also wanted to shoot up concerts “cuz they kill a lot of people.”

As the Toronto Star reported, Haroon said the subway trains made a “perfect target” and they should shoot as many passengers as possible, including women and children. “NY Needs to fall. It’s a must,” Haroon wrote to the undercover agent. The Star also noted that Salic told the others, “it would be a great pleasure if we can slaughter” people in New York City. 

As NBC News explained, El Bahnasawy told the others, “We just need guns in our hands. That’s how the Paris guys did it.” Then, “when we run out of bullets we let the vests go off.”

The three Muslims timed the attack for June, in 2016 the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Canadian and U.S. authorities worked in tandem and the RCMP is on record that the public was never in danger.

In May, 2016, El Bahnasawy was arrested in New Jersey and last October pleaded guilty to seven charges including: Conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction, conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries, conspiring to bomb a place of public use and public transport, and conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists.

In Canada, El Bahnasawy was portrayed as something of a victim. His lawyer Sabrina Shroff told the CBC he was young and “vulnerable,” adding, “It’s a very difficult situation undoubtedly — not just for him but also for his entire family.”

Syed Soharwardy of the Islamic Supreme Council of Canada told Global News that El Bahnasawy’s views could be found at some mosques but that anti-Islamic sentiment in Canada could make Muslims more likely to support a terrorist organization. “Islamophobia helps others to be radicalized,” Soharwardy explained, and until the Islamophobia “which is going on in our communities” stops, the radicalization is “going to continue.”

On the other hand, Amarnath Amarasingam of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, told Global News: “We have a young man from Canada receiving bomb making instructions from operatives linked to ISIS’s Khurasan province and financial assistance from ISIS networks in the Philippines. This has huge implications for how we approach ISIS’s loss of territory in Iraq and Syria, since it’s clear that their networks elsewhere could pose an equally serious threat in terms of attack planning in Western countries.”

University of Waterloo professor Lorne Dawson, a specialist in terrorism and radicalization, described the plot as “amateurish” but added that it is “very easy” for anyone to connect with ISIS sympathizers online. According to Dawson, El Bahnasawy’s home base of Mississauga, in the Toronto area, is one of the top places for this kind of activity.

El Bahnasawy will be sentenced on December 12. Haroon and Salic await extradition to the United States.

Meanwhile, Abdulahi Hasan Sharif, the Somali refugee with the “genocidal beliefs” who last week rammed and stabbed Edmonton police officer Mike Chernyk before injuring four other Canadians, was deported from the United States in 2011.

As The Star reported, in 2012 Hasan Sharif crossed legally into Canada and obtained refugee status. Police found an ISIS flag in the car he used to ram the police officer but “no terror charges have been laid.”


Read more at FrontpageMag.com.
 

Larwyn's Linx: Iran Deal Bob Corker Accuses Trump of WW3

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 10:15
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Nation

Iran Deal Bob Corker Accuses Trump of WW3: Daniel Greenfield
Trump Ups Immigration Demands, Outlines List of Stricter Proposals: Susan Crabtree
Can the government keep us safe?: Andrew Napolitano

Holy Cow: Official Vegas Massacre Story Just Completely Changed: Treehouse
Why We Cannot Trust the FBI: Pamela Geller
Humanity and Mr. Killer Paddock: Ben Stein

Dear Senator Bob Corker: Please Go Now: Jeffrey Lord
Democrats May Play Hardball On Dreamers, Threatening Shutdown: William Teach
Squishy Republicans are Calling it Quits: Brent Smith

7 unexpected requests on Trump's immigration reform wish list: Anna Giaritelli
Feinstein’s Reelection Bid Faces Opposition From the Left: Conor Beck
Clinton's Trying to Return to the U.S. Political Scene: Hanif Ghaffari

Economy

The War on Work—and How to End It: Edward L. Glaeser
Fed's Dudley Sent Puerto Rico A "Plane Loaded With Cash": ZH
Wyoming high school quiz gives kids 'shooting at Trump' option: Susan Ferrechio

Scandal Central

The Left’s attacks are getting personal: BombThrowers
As Democrats denounce Weinstein, Clintons and Obama stay mum: CNN
Police: Vegas gunman shot security guard a full 6 minutes before opening fire: LAT

Climate, Energy & Regulations

EPA Head Announces Doing Away With Clean Power Plan: William Teach
10 dead as Wine Country fires burn at least 1,500 structures, force evacuations: SFgate

Media

In the UK, you could be jailed for 15 years for looking at BNI: BNI
Liberal Former MSNBC Host: ‘Silence From Hillary Clinton on Harvey Weinstein Is Unacceptable’: Alex Griswold
Harvey Weinstein Compromised the Media, Which Became Complicit in His Harrassment: Ace

ABC News' "Political Director" Caught Pushing Bogus Terror Claim: Ace
Tucker: Christopher Columbus Is The Only Immigrant The Left Doesn’t Like: Justin Caruso
ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill: Ace

World

North Korea threaten World War 3 with terrifying Plague, Anthrax and Smallpox weapons: Joey Millar
China Unveils over 100 Smartphone Apps to Track 'Loyalty' to Communism: Breitbart
Chinese Dissident Spills Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans That Target The US: NoisyRm

Multiculturalism Is Splintering the West: Giulio Meotti
Islamic State Update: Hawija Falls, Final Push for Raqqa, Deir ez-Zor Fully Invested: BattleSwarm
Turkey Now Targeting Academic Freedom in Europe: Uzay Bulut

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Report: U.S. Military’s Drones Hacked: TruNews
Equifax Breach Fallout: Your Salary History: Krebs
The Wealthfront – Fundrise dispute: DailyFinTech

Cornucopia

Common Sense Gun Control from The Rabbit Hole: MOTUS
Eye Witness At Las Vegas Shooting States “There Were 7 Confirmed Shooters”: Joe Martino
Forensic acoustic proof of second shooter in the Las Vegas massacre: HealthRanger

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QOTD:

In 1492,
Columbus sailed the ocean blue,
He had three ships & left from Spain;
To oppress the native population and expand Western hegemony.

— Razor (@hale_razor) October 10, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: 30 Blocks of Back to School

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 09:58
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Nation

30 Blocks of Back to School: Jim Quinn
Hey, Lefties: Where Are Your Pussyhats Now?: Julie Kelly
Trump: Corker not running for reelection after he 'begged' me to endorse him: Caitlin Yilek

6 Reasons Your Right-Wing Friend Isn’t Coming To Your Side On Gun Control: Federalist
My Bumps, My Bumps, My AR-Stocky Humps: BattleSwarm
Stephen Paddock looking more and more like Jared Loughner: LI

The ugly truth behind Obama's war on the Second Amendment: John Lott
The Second Amendment as an Expression of First Principles: Edward J. Erier
Vegas shooter Paddock not a problem gambler, casino owner says: Sean Higgins

New York Times Covered Up Harvey Weinstein Abuses in '04: Daniel Greenfield
Pence Walks Out Of Football Game After Players Kneel: Tammy Bruce
Health Insurers in Florida Request Premium Rate Hikes as High as 71%: Ali Meyer

Economy

Uncle Sam’s Unfunded Promises: John Mauldin
Zombiecare: Full Measure
Good News: Trump Just Privatized A Piece Of ObamaCare: IBD

Scandal Central

Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures: Michael Cutler
California Sheriffs Call on Congress to Stop Their ‘Sanctuary’ State: Susan Crabtree
That’ll teach him! DNC gives away 10% of Weinstein’s donations (to Dem orgs): Doug Powers

Media

Jason Aldean Gives Beautiful Tom Petty Tribute to Vegas Victims: RWN
Harvey Weinstein Fired From The Weinstein Company: Sharon Waxman
Louisville basketball team deserves “the death penalty”: John Ruberry

SNL just another liberal clown act: Instapundit
Thoughts on Vegas, and Why Men Keep Doing This: Charlie Hoehn
Media Blackout as Top Dem Senator Admits DREAM Act a Ploy for *Unlimited Amnesty*: GWP

World

Football Lads Association march: Thousands gather in London in anti-Islam protest: Chloe Chaplain
Lawyer for Iraqi Christians to Congress: UN Resettling Islamic State Families in Christian Town: Edwin Mora
The twisted history of the left’s beloved murderer, Che Guevara: Alberto de la Cruz

Dissident Reveals Secret Chinese Intelligence Plans Targeting U.S.: Bill Gertz
Is Vladimir Putin’s Regime In Trouble? Probably Not: Jazz Shaw
Oversampling College Students, Underestimating NFL decline: Malcolm A. Kline

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Clorox CEO on How His 104-Year-Old Company Is Beating Back Amazon, Private Label: Brian Sozzi
The powerful promise of AI: Jennifer O'Brien
Google Domains Go Live in India – The Best Place to Buy Domain Names: Amit Agarwal

Cornucopia

Flashback: Distorting Bob Corker and the Iran-Deal Bill (2016): Andrew C. McCarthy
North Korea's 'princess' now one of the secretive state's top policy makers: Times of India
Walks through a sunken dream: the CIA report on life on Mars: MuckRock

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QOTD:

Reminder: the thing @MoveOn wanted us to move on from was Bill Clinton slinging man goo all over the White House.

— Cuffy (@CuffyMeh) October 8, 2017

LOUISVILLE BASKETBALL: A Program That May Deserve More Than Just an NCAA "Death Penalty"

Mon, 10/09/2017 - 00:04
By John Ruberry

Last week I wrote this in my own blog about a scandal-​plagued state uni­ver­sity in Ken­tucky: “Is Louisville a col­lege with an ath­letic pro­gram? Or is it an ath­letic pro­gram that offers some col­lege classes?”

Late last month the shad­owy and cor­rupt realm of NCAA men’s col­lege bas­ket­ball, whose play­ers are nom­i­nally ama­teurs, was shat­tered by the rev­e­la­tion of an FBI inves­ti­ga­tion of pay­ments to recruits that allegedly comes from Adi­das. Ten peo­ple have been arrested, includ­ing four assis­tant coaches at Power Five col­lege hoops pro­grams. More arrests are expected.

But most of the media focus on the scan­dal is on the the Uni­ver­sity of Louisville, where no one so far faces charges.

Allegedly an AAU coach, Jonathan Brad Augus­tine, whose team is spon­sored by Adi­das, boasted to an under­cover FBI agent about the reach of Car­di­nals coach Rick Pitino – who is iden­ti­fied as “Coach-​2″ in court records – and how Pitino could get James “Jim” Gatto, the direc­tor of global sports mar­ket­ing for bas­ket­ball at Adi­das, to send $100,000 to the fam­ily of a Louisville recruit. That ath­lete, Brian Bowen, enrolled at Louisville. But now he’s been sus­pended from the team.

Oh, the first “A” in AAU stands for “amatuer.”

No one swings a big­ger d – k than [Coach-​2],” Augus­tine report­edly said after learn­ing that Gatto had dif­fi­culty in allegedly send­ing the $100K to Bowen’s fam­ily. He added that “all [Coach-​2] has to do is pick up the phone and call some­body [and say], ‘These are my guys – they’re tak­ing care of us.’”

Those remarks appear to have been lifted from a Sopra­nos script.

Pitino, and Louisville’s ath­letic direc­tor, Tom Jurich, were sus­pended by the uni­ver­sity the day after the scan­dal broke. Both of them are expected to be fired but in the mean­time they are the high­est paid per­sons in their posi­tions in col­lege sports.

But despite its suc­cess on the field – Louisville has a pretty good foot­ball team by the way–the ath­letic depart­ment loses money. Appar­ently Louisville man­ages its ath­letic depart­ment as poorly as the state of Ken­tucky runs its public-​worker pen­sion pro­grams.

Pitino is the only NCAA men’s bas­ket­ball coach to win national cham­pi­onships at two uni­ver­si­ties, Ken­tucky and Louisville. But four months ago the Car­di­nals pro­gram landed on NCAA pro­ba­tion because of a pros­ti­tu­tion scan­dal involv­ing recruits, some of whom were under­age. Uh, where are the Louisville Police? The NCAA sus­pended Pitino for five games and Louisville will have to vacate some vic­to­ries – and pos­si­bly its 2013 NCAA title. Pitino claims igno­rance of the hir­ing of these “dancers” by the pro­gram. He also claimed to be sim­ply a put-​upon vic­tim in a extor­tion attempt by a woman, Karen Sypher, who alleged that Pitino raped her. The Bas­ket­ball Hall of Fame coach, who is mar­ried, admit­ted to con­sen­sual sex with Sypher – she later went to prison. Pitino also admit­ted to pay­ing for her abor­tion.

Because Louisville’s men’s hoops pro­gram is already on pro­ba­tion, it’s likely that the Car­di­nals are eli­gi­ble for the NCAA “death penalty” if they are found to be a two-​time offender. The death penalty allows the NCAA to shut down a pro­gram for at least a year.

I say cut down the nets and turn off the lights for Louisville bas­ket­ball, prefer­ably for sev­eral years. The pos­si­bil­ity of the death penalty has hold­ers of the junk bonds financ­ing the sta­dium where the Car­di­nals play under­stand­ably a bit nervous.

At the very least Louisville needs a fresh start, but so far it’s off to a dread­ful one. Pitino’s interim replace­ment is one of his for­mer play­ers, David Pad­gett, who until two years ago was direc­tor of bas­ket­ball oper­a­tions at Louisville. Was Pad­gett a glo­ri­fied clerk? Or a figurehead?

Louisville has other prob­lems and one of them involves Adi­das. Of the money from the cur­rent mar­ket­ing con­tract the shoe giant has with the bas­ket­ball team, report­edly 98 per­cent of it goes to Pitino. Shouldn’t the gen­eral rev­enue fund of this taxpayer-​supported col­lege get at least a healthy cut?

Jurich, the money-​losing sus­pended ath­letic direc­tor, likely earned more money annu­ally than the bud­gets of four Louisville aca­d­e­mic depart­ments.

This scan­dal has legs longer than those of the late Manute Bol – and I’m pre­dict­ing not only will it spread to other col­leges and AAU pro­grams but to high school hoops as well, start­ing with the Chicago Pub­lic League. Lack of pay­ments prob­a­bly explains why the Chicago recruit­ing appa­ra­tus for years shuts out bas­ket­ball pro­grams such as DePaul and the one at my alma mater, the Uni­ver­sity of Illi­nois at Urbana-​Champaign. Both schools are nat­ural fits for Pub­lic League tal­ent and both of them used to recruit very suc­cess­fully in Chicago.

Do you have a bet­ter explanation?


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IN THE SANCTUARY CITY OF CHICAGO: There’s a Las Vegas Massacre Every Month

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 23:38
.xt1 p .c5 { font-family: georgia,times new roman,times,serif; font-size: 10.5pt; margin: 0 3px 0 3px; }By Daniel John Sobieski

There were 59 murders in Chicago in September, the city where black lives don’t seem to matter to liberals and gun control zealots. The horrible death toll in the Las Vegas massacre is just a normal month in the gun control and murder capital of America. The Democratic caucus in Congress that seizes on Las Vegas as another crisis too terrible to waste in their pursuit of gun control says nothing about the Chicago carnage for which nary an NFL millionaire takes a knee while whining about social justice:

The murder toll in Las Vegas on Sunday makes it the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Know what they call that in Chicago? June.

Actually, there were 84 murders in Chicago, just in June, according to DNAinfo.com, which keeps a running tally.

There were 76 murders in July, 50 in August.

And there were 59 murders in Chicago last month, so the death toll in Las Vegas — again, the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history — was just a normal September there.

So far in Chicago, where Rahm Emanuel, former chief of staff for Barack Obama, is mayor, there have been 519 murders this year. And there's still a quarter of the year to go. But the numbers get crazy when totaling "gun violence" victims: In 2015, 2,988 people were victims of gun violence, according to records kept by The Chicago Tribune.

That number soared in 2016. There were 4,368 shooting victims last year, the Tribune reported.

The Las Vegas shooter is said to have scoped out a Chicago hotel overlooking its annual Lollapalooza concert venue, but he didn’t have to. Chicago gangs are doing the job quite nicely on their own. Much of Chicago’s violence stems from gang bangers, particularly those imported from south of the border, and from the steady supply of illegal drugs that are a consequence of open borders. It is called “gun violence” when it is in fact gang violence fueled by drug trafficking. As Katie Pavlich writes at TownHall:

As the violence in Chicago's gang plagued neighborhoods rages on, the underlying cause of the Windy City's murder rampages can be found thousands of miles away along a porous border. According to a report from Breitbart's Jeremy Segal, Mexican drug cartels are "allowed" to run Chicago's streets and young African-American men are killing each other as a result.

Harold “Noonie” Ward, a former high-ranking member of the Gangster Disciples, one of America’s largest street gangs, claims the deadly violence that is plaguing Rahm Emanuel’s “world class city” of Chicago is because Mexican drug cartels are being allowed by “the powers that be” to operate freely and “run” Chicago’s streets.

In an interview with Breitbart News outside of his childhood home, a now-condemned apartment in Altgeld Gardens, one of Chicago’s most well known housing projects, Ward explained that there are a number of issues leading to the bloodshed in the city. The greatest reason, Ward says, is drugs and how they are being brought into the city.“Where the drugs are coming from is Mexican cartels,” Ward said. “From Mexico to Chicago, they make $3.5 billion dollars a year. And the majority of violence in Chicago, comes from the Mexican cartels.”

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has spoken out on the issue of Chicago violence and how it is blamed on guns, not drugs.  In response to this liberal talking point which ignores the fact that Democratic bastions like Chicago and Maryland have the strictest gun control laws in the nation, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke went on Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs to say that Rahmbo, a nicknamed earned for his White House ruthlessness,  was shooting blanks in suggesting the problem was guns and not the criminals who use them:

Sheriff Clarke describes Emanuel as “dead wrong,” observing that “he must have gone to the same school that ‘president’ Barack Obama did on how to run a law enforcement agency. This is what happens when you have community organizers and academic elites and others who don’t know a thing about policing in the American ghetto start to dabble in police science.”

He says the cities experiencing these heightened levels of violence “might as well get used to it because this is what you’re going to have as long as you’re going to try to turn cops into social workers and you’re going to try to get them to emphasize de-escalation and more dialogue instead of going on the offensive to go after some very dangerous individuals.”

Indeed as Investor’s Business Daily noted in 2013, the problem in Chicago has historically not been gun violence, but gang violence:

The fact is that up to 80% of Chicago's murders and shootings are gang-related, according to police.

By one estimate, the city has 68,000 gang members, four times the number of cops. A police audit last spring identified 59 gangs and 625 factions — mostly on the south and west sides — none of which is going to submit to things like universal background checks.

Still Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel touts gun control and not goon control and thinks you can make people safer by disarming them in the face of armed predators. While Emanual and others cry for new laws, existing laws are not enforced in Chicago, even with a native son, President Barack Hussein Obama, having occupied the White House during the last eight year’s of Chicago’s carnage.

As Investor’s Business Daily has noted, a recent study showed that despite rising murders and gang violence, Chicago ranked dead last in federal gun crime prosecutions:

A murdered Chicago teen's mother attends the president's speech on gun control, not knowing federal gun-crime prosecutions have in fact dropped on his watch — with the Windy City bringing up the rear.

Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton, the mother of murdered 15-year-old Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton, was one of 20 mothers who lost children to criminal violence who were at the White House last Thursday to hear President Obama speak once again on the need for gun control.

Obama met with her and some of the others in a small group before his formal remarks and told them "how serious this issue really is and something needs to be done about it," she said.

But President Obama did not tell this group that Syracuse University's Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) shows that the Northern Illinois district ranked 90th out of 90 in prosecutions of federal weapons crimes per capita.

David Burnham, co-director of TRAC, states their analysis says that according to case-by-case U.S. Justice Department information obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, there were 52 federal gun prosecutions in Illinois North (Chicago) in 2012, or 5.52 per million in population.

By this measure, compared with the 90 federal judicial districts in the U.S., the prosecution rate in Chicago was the lowest in the country.

If President Obama had a son, he might have looked like Amari Brown, the little boy killed by a bullet intended for his gang-banger father on the streets of President Obama’s Chicago in yet another bloody Windy City weekend. As the Chicago Tribune reported, over the Fourth of July weekend in 2015, Amari Brown was one of the ten that were killed among 55 that were shot.:

Among those killed was 7-year-old Amari Brown, shot in the chest as he watched fireworks near his father's home in Humboldt Park late Saturday night.  Police say they believe the attack was aimed at the father, whom they described as a ranking gang member.

Former Chicago Police  Superintendant Garry McCarthy got it right when he observed that Amari Brown was another victim, not of police racism, but of gang violence and a revolving door justice system:

Antonio Brown, who police say is a ranking member of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang, has been arrested 45 times on charges ranging from gun possession to burglary, and is not cooperating with detectives in their investigation into the slaying of his son, Amari Brown, police said.

McCarthy said that the elder Brown's last arrest was in April for gun possession after leading police on a vehicle pursuit. Brown was later released on bail in that case, Cook County court records show.

"If Mr. Brown is in custody, his son is alive," McCarthy, flanked by several police officials and other officers, told a room full of reporters at the Harrison District police station on the West Side on Sunday afternoon. "That's not the case. Quite frankly, he shouldn't have been on the street."

A lot of criminals shouldn’t be out on the streets, particularly those convicted of gun crimes. Many gun and gang crimes in Chicago are drug-related  President Obama has commuted the sentences of many drug offenders, including those who possessed a gun during the commission of their crimes:

President Obama on Thursday commuted the sentences of nearly 100 federal inmates doing hard time, and almost one in five were in jail partially because of the illegal guns they carried….

Of those who had their terms commuted this week, 19 were behind bars on a combination of drug charges that also involved firearms possession– often multiple counts– usually by a prohibited possessor….

The President commuted 111 federal prisoners in late August, in which a number of those with firearms charges were featured. Earlier the same month he did likewise for 214 inmates including 56 with gun felonies.

Current Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson recently pleaded for stricter penalties for repeat gun offenders after a Chicago Police commander was gunned down:

 Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson renewed his call on Friday for stricter penalties for gun offenders after a police commander was shot at while working on the South Side….

The violence hit close to home late Thursday when Noel Sanchez, commander of the South Chicago police district, was shot at while working the streets in the 8800 block of South Saginaw Avenue. The gunman fled to a nearby home, touching off an hourslong standoff with a SWAT team before five people were taken into custody early Friday. Multiple guns were also recovered.

Johnson cited the incident as an example of how gang members have become more emboldened, in part because of what the superintendent considers lenient penalties for gun offenses….

Johnson spoke once again in favor of proposed legislation in Springfield designed to make it harder for judges to impose light sentences for repeat gun offenders. The goal of the legislation is to ensure that they face several years in prison.

He singled out a 21-year-old man as an example of why the legislation is needed. The man was arrested in February on a felony weapons violation and sentenced to seven years in prison in April, police said. But he was assigned to boot camp and was already out on parole Aug. 22 when he was arrested again for gun possession in the West Side's Austin community.

Every month in Chicago there’s a mass murder fostered by liberals who blame the NRA and not the criminals who kill the innocents. Outlawing bump stocks will not make Chicago’s streets safer. Let the liberal politicians, Hollywood celebs and NFL millionaires come to Chicago and take a knee for the victims of their lax law enforcement and sanctuary city policies. 


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Larwyn's Linx: Dan Bongino destroys the Left on its gun control hypocrisy

Sun, 10/08/2017 - 13:09
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Dan Bongino destroys the Left on its gun control hypocrisy: Jordan Schachtel
ISIS-inspired plot targeted Times Square, NYC subway, feds say: Samuel Chamberlain
Multiple shooters in Vegas: the standard progression in staged attacks: Jon Rappoport

FBI Warns Of More Violence From ‘Black Identity Extremist’ Groups: Amber Randall
Evidence Found, Vegas Shooter Visited The Middle East: RWN
McAuliffe wants new gun restrictions in Virginia after Vegas shooting: Graham Moomaw

ICE: Will Respond to CA Sanctuary State Law with “Collateral Arrests”: S. Noble
Good News: Interior Deportations Under Trump Are Surging: William Teach
Welcome to the dysfunction of Illinois government: Diana Sroka Rickert

Hillary accuses Facebook, Twitter and Google of enabling Russian agents: Casey Tolan
Benghazi Terror Trial Hears Haunting Last Words Of Amb. Chris Stevens: Rusty Weiss
Yes, Govt. Tyranny Can Happen, And Yes, an Armed Citizenry Is Best Deterrent: Tyler Dahnke

Economy

Killing Obamacare by making states follow Obamacare: Don Surber
Trump to Sign Order Easing Health Plan Rules, Official Says: WSJ
Kudlow: Trump 'ending the war on business': Julia Manchester

Scandal Central

Obama Reportedly Gave $5 Billion for Deserter Bergdahl and Released "Taliban 5" from Gitmo: GWP
Bergdahl Expected to Plead Guilty to Deserting Fellow Soldiers: Cameron Cawthorne
NY Democratic Party’s Ex-Chair Indicted on Judicial Bribes: Barbara Leonard

Media

Shock poll: NFL now least liked sport, core fans down 31%: Paul Bedard
Home And Car Vandalized Because He Is A Conservative Writer: Jeff Dunetz
Salon Misses The Point On Sales Surges Following Mass Shooting Incidents: Tom Knighton

Many Democrats Remain Silent on Harvey Weinstein Donations: WFB
Bill Maher blasts Dems: ‘Democrats don’t want to help people,’ and ‘it makes people hate us’: TheBlaze
Alan Dershowitz Discusses “Calm Before The Storm”…: Treehouse

World

Iran warns U.S. against imposing further sanctions: Reuters
Watch San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz Literally Turn Her Back on U.S. Constitution: MB
Terror Expert Katz: ISIS Has Much to Lose if They Are Lying About Las Vegas Attack: GWP

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

This 16-Lens Camera Is a Threat to DSLRs: WSJ
Post-Equifax Breach, It’s Time for a Digital Universal ID: Ben Algaze
YouTube "Tweaks" Its Search Algos After Las Vegas Conspiracy Theories Go Viral: ZH

Cornucopia

Stephen Paddock’s Plane Was Owned By Obama Administration Intelligence Contractor: Vel Craft
Why Do American’s Own So Many Guns?: MOTUS
Harvey Weinstein Visited White House 13 Times, Malia Obama Interned With Him: Sonja Bochow

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QOTD:

Meryl Streep on Trump:"When the powerful use their position 2 bully others, we all lose." Unless he's a lib & most powerful person in H-wood pic.twitter.com/0RQzSLacRP

— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) October 7, 2017

VEGAS TAXI DRIVER VIDEO: The Zapruder Film of the Mandalay Massacre?

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:09
There are several videos circulating that make it sound as though there were more than one shooter in Vegas.

But none that I've seen compare to this one, which has been called "The Zapruder Film" of the massacre.

In it, there are several bursts of fire that sound very far away and -- pretty much at the same time -- another weapon discharges very close to the camera.

I'd be interested in what others think of this:


Hat tip: Daily Sheeple.
 

Larwyn's Linx: NY Times ISIS expert does a 180, thinks Vegas slaughter might be ISIS after all

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 13:12
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Nation

NYT ISIS expert does 180, thinks Vegas slaughter might be ISIS after all: Pamela Geller
DHS Chief McCaul: We are now one step closer to securing our borders, America: Fox
Many Democrats Remain Silent on Harvey Weinstein Donations: Free Beacon

The Collapse Of The Government Narrative On The Las Vegas Shooting: Herschel Smith
Did Paddock Shoot Conservatives Because They ‘Deserve To Die’?: Michael Snyder
Former Trump Campaign Official Reports Las Vegas Shooter Made ISIS Tape: InfoWars

Three Arrested For ISIS-Inspired Plot On Concerts In NYC: Justin Caruso
Mandalay Bay Employees Saw Paddock With “Young Asian Woman”: GWP
Killing for Kicks?: Seth Barron

ICE To "Sanctuary State" California: Expect More Neighborhood Raids, Schmucks: RWN
White House Says Trump's "Calm Before The Storm" Comment Is "Extremely Serious": ZH
Unhinged Hat Snatching Snowflake To Soon Get Special Lesson On Legal System: RWN

WH rolls back Obamacare birth control mandate, claims end to 'attacks on religious liberty': Kimberly Leonard
I left the gun control movement when they came after people like me: Siraj Hashmi
Trump’s latest judicial picks added to long list of pending nominees: TPP

Economy

Hated Crook County soda tax will go flat: Marathon
'Privately funded' Obama presidential library could cost Illinois taxpayers $100 million or more: Thomas Lifson
'Bump stock' manufacturers can't keep up with demand, halts taking new orders: Philip Wegmann

Scandal Central

A first-hand account from a soldier who served with Bowe Bergdahl: Renee Nal
The rotting corpse of Wisconsin’s John Doe investigation still stinks: LI

Imran Awan ‘Very Strongly’ Wants To Block Review Of Hard Drive, Was Using Alias: Luke Rosiak
Billion Dollar Vegas Company Tied to Terrorism Organization?: Wayne Allyn Root
Gay Coffee Shop Owner Forcibly Ejects Christian Customers for Their Beliefs: RS

Media

Hollywood Reporter: Weinstein Sure Puts The Obamas, Clintons In A Pickle, Eh?: Ed Morrissey
Harvey Weinstein's Media Enablers: Jim Rutenberg
NYT Columnist: Trump “Bigoted, White Supremacist, Misogynist, Transphobic Bully With Fascist Leanings”: WZ

Gun Rights Expose the Left As Communists: Christian Mercenary
RNC’s McDaniel: As A Woman, Michelle Obama’s Comments Are ‘Insulting' And ‘Marginalizing’: Dan Riehl
This is what happened: Breath of the Beast

University Of Michigan President Insults Trump Supporters In Emails He Tried To Hide: Eric Owens
CNN Graphic Explaining Bump Stocks Doesn’t Include Bump Stock, Does Include Grenade Launcher, Silencer: WFB
DNC takes heat for giving Weinstein money to political groups: Jonathan Easley

World

U.S. Intelligence Sees China's Military Expanding Bases Globally: Bloomberg
Russia & Saudi Arabia sign billion dollar deals during King's visit: RT
Poland is EU’s biggest threat: Eurocrat warns it will be downfall of EU - more than Brexit: Express

US tourists back from Cuba claim symptoms similar to mysterious attacks: Fox
Man arrested waving '11-inch knife while yelling Allahu Akbar' on a train in Brussels: DailyMail
Migrants Open New Illegal Route to UK Via Normandy: Liam Deacon

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The super-Earth that came home for dinner: Phys.Org
So why were all those truckers lined up in Pierce County: KOMO
Portable Safe Space: Dave Blount

Cornucopia

Automatic gunfire heard at ground level in Vegas?: Daily Sheeple
Female Cam Newton reporter apologizes for racist tweets: DailyMail
You Can’t Win An Argument With A Moron With or Without a Bump Stock: MOTUS

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QOTD:

Filthy Democrats feigned outrage over “grabbing p***y”
Harvey Weinstein actually did it for decades and was rewarded w White House access

— RockPrincess (@Rockprincess818) October 6, 2017

Wasserman Schultz IT Aide "Very Strongly" Wants to Block Review of Hard Drive, Was Using Alias

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 01:54
By Luke Rosiak

Lawyers for Imran Awan, an ex-aide who ran information technology (IT) for Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, “feel very strongly” that data recovered from a hard drive on Capitol Hill should not be valid as evidence because he put a note that said “attorney client privilege” near it before leaving it in a phone booth, they said in federal court Friday. A police report shows that the backpack contained a laptop with the username “RepDWS,” copy of Imran Awan’s ID, and the notebook.

Prosecutors revealed that when they arrested Imran at the airport in July as he tried to board a flight to Pakistan, he was carrying a resume with an alias in the Jackson Heights, Queens neighborhood of New York City. Imran may have planned to “relocate” there, seemingly under a different identity, Prosecutors suggested. They said he had wiped his cell phone hours before the arrest, suggesting that he was taking “active measures” to hide evidence.

Hina Alvi, Imran’s wife, was arraigned on four felony counts of bank fraud. Wasserman Schultz of Florida added Alvi to her payroll after the couple was already the focus of a criminal investigation into misconduct on Capitol Hill.

Hina handed a U.S. passport to prosecutors, and prosecutor Michael Marando asked if she had a Pakistani passport too. Hina shook her head “no” before her lawyer, Nikki Lotze, acknowledged that Hina did have one, but that it was in Pakistan. Lotze later said the passport was expired, and the judge requested that she try to have it mailed to U.S. authorities.

The investigation into Imran and his family began when House authorities noticed they were billing expensive equipment to congressional offices and falsely listing the price as exactly $499.99, one penny under the threshold at which equipment is automatically tracked by House administrators. The Awans’ relatives told The Daily Caller News Foundation that similar equipment was being sent to Pakistan. The investigation soon broadened into cybersecurity issues, when authorities found the Awans had accessed a congressional server 5,400 times without authorization and moved “massive” data off the House network, The Washington Post reported in September.

After they learned of the investigation, prosecutors say the husband and wife tried to go to Pakistan, first wiring hundreds of thousands of dollars there that prosecutors allege was obtained through bank fraud. Authorities have not charged the Awans, as of yet, with crimes related to the original investigation in the House.

Chris Gowen, Imran’s attorney, sought on Friday to preemptively stop prosecutors from using the laptop as evidence as it relates to potential additional charges, saying: “We do expect there being an attorney-client privilege issue in this case… What occurred is a backpack from my client was found, he was trying to get a better signal, there was a note that said attorney client privilege and a hard drive. We feel very strongly about this.”

A Capitol Police report shows that the laptop was found in a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building after midnight, after Imran had already been banned from touching the House network, and that the laptop had the username RepDWS.

In an emotional exchange caught on video in May, Wasserman Schultz demanded that the Capitol Police chief return the laptop, saying there would be “consequences” if they did not. She said “if a member loses” equipment, police should not be able to look at it. She hired an outside lawyer to try to block prosecutors from looking at it, invoking the “speech and debate” clause, which covers members’ legislative activity. Two months later, she said it was actually Imran’s laptop and she had never seen it. She did not fire Imran for months after the laptop was found in his backpack, and continued to pay him until his arrest.

Prosecutors accidentally gave information about law enforcement activities to Imran’s attorneys and claim that they should not have. “Earlier this week, there was the inadvertant disclosure of law enforcement materials to defense counsel,” Marando said. “There may be a motion on that.”

Prosecutors did not request that Hina wear a GPS monitor, and Imran’s lawyers repeatedly asked for his to be removed. The judge denied a similar request last month.

The judge said she was open to removing the monitor, partly because of the disparity introduced by prosecutors not requesting one for Hina. “If he’s charged with the same thing, why should I keep him on the GPS monitor?” Judge Tanya S. Chutkan said.

Hina left the country in March, but Imran’s lawyers said, “Alvi has returned with the children, so the government’s flight risk argument is negated.”

The judge said, “I will consider reducing [conditions] further, his motivation to flee is lessened when his family is here.”

Gowen cited “tremendous financial hardship,” but Marando noted the family owned four properties in the U.S. that they sold, and that they were doing a major land deal in Pakistan. “There’s no reason for him to stay in the U.S. with property in Pakistan,” Marando said. “He was [already] going to be in Pakistan away from his wife and kids” for months with the flight arrangements they made before being charged.”

“I cannot say what goes on in the mind of an industrious person who wants to leave the country,” Marando said. “But he’s traveled to Pakistan numerous times and made numerous wires of significant amounts of money for the purchase of property, potentially to set up a life there. He had on him two cell phones [and a] laptop. One cell phone was wiped two hours before we arrested him. He was taking active measures to [evade] our investigation.”

“When we arrested him there was a Whatsapp message from his lawyer asking to speak with his client,” indicating he may have had reason to believe he was about to be arrested,” Marando continued. “There wasn’t much on the laptop, but there was a resume with an alias in Jackson Heights, Queens. So when we say intent to leave, it’s also intent to relocate.”

“Awan’s father was dying and he had a land deal they were trying to help him fix and there’s no allegation of anything wrong with that deal,” Gowen said. Gowen acknowledged to TheDCNF that Imran was sending money to Azhar Awan, who is a member of the Faisalabad police force, and said, “You need to understand how land purchases work in Pakistan and I don’t have time to explain it to you.” He added “there were attempts to steal the property from the father.”

“They found a file called ‘.obliterate’,” Marando said of the iPhone Imran was carrying when authorities arrested him at the airport. “It includes the time it was wiped, which was at 6 p.m.,” hours before he was arrested. Imran had just purchased the phone, Gowen said.


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3 CURIOUS FACTOIDS: Were Others in Paddock’s Suite?

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 22:33
.xx44 { background-color: black; color: white; font-weight:bold; font-family: carbon black, arial black, sans black; padding: 3px 9px 3px 9px; font-size: 14pt; } 1 Reports from NBC News indicate that more than one person almost certainly visited Stephen Paddock's suite at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

...investigators are puzzled by two discoveries: First, a charger was found that does not match any of the cellphones that belonged to the gunman, Stephen Paddock.

And second, garage records show that during a period when Paddock's car left the hotel garage, one of his key cards was used to get into his room.

There are several possible explanations for these anomalies, the investigators say, but they want to get to the bottom of it.
2 And at Captain's Journal, Herschel Smith points us to a video snippet that seems to capture two weapons firing simultaneously.

...Watch this video, and listen and watch extra carefully at about the 12:00 mark.

While I don’t agree that the video demonstrates that any of these firearms are belt-fed or crew serve weapons, or suppressed, there is no mistaking one fact. He points out a moment in the video where two or more shooters must be shooting. There is no other way to interpret that video. Many of the suppositions in other posts, entries, discussion forums and threads have multiple explanations or plausible alternative possibilities. This one doesn’t. There are at least two shooters at that moment.
3 In a little-publicized event, Sheriff Joe Lombardo of Clark County, Nevada issued a curious statement during a press conference:

The evidence offers an insight into Paddock’s careful planning of the shooting. Lombardo said: “I’m pretty sure he evaluated everything that he did in his actions, which is troubling.”

...Paddock’s motive remains unknown. “This person may have been radicalised, unbeknownst to us, and we want to identify that source.”
The term "radicalized" has a very conspicuous meaning, one which is most often associated with Islamist terror.

In fact, ISIS continues to tie Paddock to its sick group of Islamonazi throwbacks:

The terrorist group ISIS on Thursday again claimed responsibility for Sunday’s horrific Las Vegas mass shooting...

...The ISIS claim is unusual, experts say, being the fourth such published statement from the group in the five days since the horrifying massacre took place. In most past terrorist attacks, ISIS has issued a single statement taking responsibility for the action and has not followed up.

But the new statement released Thursday is not only the fourth from an ISIS publication, but it was published in the third separate source — after two statements through the ISIS-linked online propaganda agency Amaq, and a third the following day published by the “official” ISIS news agency Nashir.

The latest statement, released on Thursday night, appeared in the form of a slickly produced “infographic” appearing in a weekly online magazine published by ISIS, Al-Naba, or in English simply, The News. The online publication is described as “an Arabic weekly newspaper on provincial military activities and regional events by the Islamic State.”
Lombardo also noted that: "You’ve got to make the assumption he had to have some help at some point."

Did Paddock act alone?

While the evidence is far from convincing that he had help, there are certainly avenues that remain to be explored before we categorically state that he was a lone actor.

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Larwyn's Linx: Call to Disarm Citizens Violates Natural Rights

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 10:57
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Nation

Call to Disarm Citizens Violates Natural Rights: John Cylc
'Bump stock' rifle modifiers green-lighted by Obama administration: Perry Chiaramonte
Las Vegas Gunman Scouted Locations in Boston and Chicago, Officials Say: NBC

BLM protesters shut down ACLU free speech event: Sandor Farkas
Our rights come from God, not man: Rob Eno
The true secret of the NRA’s success: Jonah Goldberg

Pop Goes the Liberal Media Bubble: Matthew Continetti
NRA’s Shocking Betrayal Will Lead to All Guns Being Banned: Steve Berman
I used to think gun control was the answer. My research told me otherwise.: Leah Libresco

The Implications of DACA Amnesty and Chain Migration: Dave Blount
Moonbeam Signs Sanctuary State Bill In Rebuke To Trump Or Something: William Teach
Massachusetts: Muslim from terror-linked CAIR running for Congress: Creeping

Economy

New Bill Would Forgive Student Debt for Residents of Washington DC: Mike LaChance
Congresswoman: Puerto Rico Receiving More Than $1.6 Billion in Direct Federal Aid: Melanie Arter
House passes budget plan, setting stage for tax overhaul: Fox

Scandal Central

Partisan hack Holder a fraud for ignoring Democratic gerrymandering: Marathon
GOP Rep. Tim Murphy resigns after reports he asked mistress to get abortion: Fox
Videos Show NFL Players Yelling 'F-Word' at Fans: Breitbart

Climate, Energy & Regulations

The Ring of Fire is exploding right now: 32 volcanoes erupting, 33 showing minor activity: Strange Sounds
Tropical Storm Nate kills at least 22 as storm moves toward US: Nicole Darrah

Media

YouTube continues to restrict many PragerU videos. Fight back!: PragerU
Why Late Night Hosts Like Jimmy Kimmel Are Suddenly So Political: Robert Tracinski
Jimmy Kimmel increases security at show due to Trump supporters: MercuryNews

You Know, Like Every 64-Year-Old White Guy…: WRSA
Kellyanne Conway Rips CNN in Vicious Spat With Chris Cuomo: Aidan McLaughlin
The Normalizaion of Gun Violence Lies: Resurgent

World

Iranian Nuclear Compliance Agreement is a Fantasy : Robert Heller
Report: Against Mattis’s Advice, Trump Prepares To Decertify The Iran Nuclear Deal: Hot Air
Senate Panel Advances Iran Hostage Resolution: Susan Crabtree

YouTube Censors Geert Wilders: GoV
Angela Merkel says: “Islam is part of Germany.” Muslims respond: BNI
Germany Cracks Down Hard on “Hate Speech” on Social Media: Dave Blount

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Amazon Is Testing Its Own Delivery Service to Rival FedEx and UPS: Spencer Soper
The Search for MH370 Yields Detailed Images of Remote Indian Ocean: Seeker
3D-Printed Skyscraper Would Clean Itself and the Air Around It: Molly Fosco

Cornucopia

What Do You Mean “Fake” News?: MOTUS
It's damned messy to get shot in the head: Winter Soldier
Woman reportedly received 20,000 oxycodone pills in mail instead of yoga mat: Fox

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QOTD:

I for one will be shocked if Democrats can't win running on a platform of kneeling during the national anthem & repealing the 2nd amendment.

— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) October 5, 2017

HELPFUL GUIDE EVEN DEMOCRATS CAN UNDERSTAND: The Failure Cycle of Socialism*

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 23:23
By Comrade Torcer
  1. Socialists promise free stuff.
  2. Socialists gain control based on these promises.
  3. Socialists use force and fraud when these promises cannot be fulfilled.
  4. When it fails, Socialists declare "it wasn’t really Socialism**" and start over.
*[or a synonym of thereof] Bolshevists, Castroists, Chavistas, Communists, Collectivists, Democratic Socialists, Fabianists, Fascists, Leftists, Leninists, Maoists, Marxists, Marxist-Leninists, National Socialists, Progressives, Project X advocates, Rule of the proletariat advocates, Social justice warriors, Stalinists, Statists, State ownership advocates, Totalitarianists, Trotskyists, Utopian Socialists, etc. etc.


** Or one of the multitude of synonyms for essentially the same concept.

  1. Socialists promise free stuff.
    Socialists have no qualms about promising other people’s money and property in order to buy votes and loyalty. In their quest to attain power over the people they will reverse reality, such that it is ‘greedy’ to keep one’s hard earned money but virtuous to steal it from someone else.
    They will couch these promises in flowery terms of income equality or ‘Socialist Justice’ to provide a thin veneer of morality to outright theft at the point of a gun. Oftentimes these assurances will have the underlying implications of free stuff, but worded so that it is a somehow a noble gesture to receive stolen goods.
  2. Socialists gain control based on these promises
    This is either done through evolutionary means, the incremental take-over of government by socialists* who quite often deny they are Socialists*. This is the “One man [or woman], One Vote, ONCE process. Whereby the Socialists* promise loot in exchange for loyalty and votes, attain power and never yield it until their system fails yet again.
  3. Socialists resort to lies and force when these promises cannot be fulfilled.
    The blunt fact is that the basic precepts of Socialism** are contrary to the psychological principle of Operant Conditioning: Behavior which is reinforced tends to be repeated (i.e. strengthened); behavior which is not reinforced tends to die out-or be extinguished (i.e. weakened).
    Thus when people are punished for being productive [From each according to their abilities] and rewarded for sloth [To each according to their abilities] the system breaks down.
  4. When it fails, Socialists declare "it wasn’t really Socialism" and start over.
    Since they cannot abandon their centuries old ideology, they have to recast it as something else with a new label. Such explains the plethora of labels for essentially the same concept. With socialism** a known failure, they just called it communism,* when that failed to work as advertised, they called it Democratic socialism** over and over again.

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16 Unanswered Questions About the Vegas Shooting That Mainstream Media Refuse to Report

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 22:48
By Michael Snyder

The public is not being told the truth about what really went down in Las Vegas. As you will see below, the evidence is mounting that there were multiple shooters and that this was an operation that was planned well in advance. But according to the mainstream media, a 64-year-old retired accountant with a flabby physique that had no military training whatsoever and that wasn’t very experienced with guns was able to pull the whole thing off all by himself. We are being told that Paddock was a “lone wolf” that didn’t have any ties to terror groups, and since he is now dead nobody is ever going to be able to interrogate him. But the American people definitely deserve some answers about what took place, and that means that all of us should keep digging.

The following are 16 unanswered questions about the Las Vegas shooting that the mainstream media does not want to talk about…

#1 Photos of Stephen Paddock’s hotel room have been leaked, and one of those photos appears to show a suicide note. Why hasn’t the public been told what is in that note?

#2 Were there additional shooters? A taxi driver clearly captured video of an automatic weapon being fired out of a lower level window. A video from another angle and brief footage captured by Dan Bilzerian also seem to confirm that automatic gunfire was coming from a floor much lower than the 32nd floor room that Stephen Paddock was located on. And if you weren’t convinced by the first three videos, this fourth video should definitely do it.

#3 Why were law enforcement authorities discussing “another suspect on the fourth floor”, and why isn’t the mainstream media talking about this?

#4 As Jon Rappoport has pointed out, it would have been impossible for Stephen Paddock to kill and wound 573 people in less than five minutes of shooting with the kinds of weapons that he is alleged to have used. So why won’t law enforcement authorities acknowledge this fact?

#5 How in the world did Paddock get 42 guns and “several thousand rounds of ammo” into his hotel room without anyone noticing?

#6 How did someone with “no military background” and that wasn’t a “gun guy at all” operate such advanced weapons? Because what we are being told by the mainstream media just doesn’t make any sense whatsoever. I really like how Natural News made this point…

Far from what the firearms-illiterate media claims, these are not systems that any Joe off the street can just pick up and use to effortlessly mow down 500 people. Running these systems requires extensive training, experience and stamina. It is physically impossible for a guy like Stephen Paddock to operate such a system in the sustained, effective manner that we witnessed, especially when shooting from an elevated position which throws off all the ranging of the weapon system.

Far from being a Navy Seal, Stephen Paddock is a retired accountant senior citizen with a gambling problem and a flabby physique. The only way he could have carried out this shooting is if he were transformed into a human superweapon through a magic wand. I’m calling this “Mission IMPOSSIBLE” because of the physical impossibility of a retired, untrained senior citizen pulling this off.

#7 Why was one woman telling people in the crowd that they were all going to die 45 minutes before the attack?

#8 Why did it take law enforcement authorities 72 minutes to get into Stephen Paddock’s hotel room?

#9 Why did Paddock wire $100,000 to the Philippines last week?

#10 Why was Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, in the Philippines when the attack took place? Did she know what was about to happen?

#11 Was Paddock on antidepressants like so many other mass killers in the past have been?

#12 Why was ISIS so eager to take responsibility for this attack, and why was the FBI so quick to dismiss that connection?

#13 Apparently Paddock had earned millions of dollars “through real estate deals”. If he was so wealthy, why would he all of a sudden snap like that?

#14 Why did he move so frequently? It is being reported that Paddock had 27 different residences during his adult life.

#15 Why were nearly all of the exits out of the concert venue completely blocked?…

In essence, the concert trapped the people, preventing them from escaping, and denying them the ability to seek cover. From there, sustained, full-auto gunfire is almost impossible to survive.

From Fox News, a caller named Russell Bleck, who survived the shooting, said live on air, “There were ten-foot walls blocking us in. We couldn’t escape. It was just a massacre. We had nowhere to go.”

#16 Why was a country music festival chosen as the target? Was the goal to kill as many Trump supporters and other conservatives as possible? And is there evidence that Stephen Paddock was connected to Antifa in any way?

At first I thought that this was a fairly straightforward story too, but the more I have dug into it the more complex things have become.

Personally, I have come to the conclusion that Stephen Paddock definitely did not act alone. That means that the others involved in the shooting are still out there, and they must be brought to justice. Let us never forget what these extremely wicked individuals did to innocent civilians such as 27-year-old Tina Frost

A 27-year-old woman has lost her right eye after a bullet ripped through her face during the Las Vegas concert massacre.

Tina Frost remains in a coma in hospital after undergoing surgery to remove the bullet that became lodged in her eye when a gunman opened fire on the crowd of country music fans on Sunday night.

Frost, who is originally from Maryland but moved to California several years ago, is expected to remain in the coma for a week.

Whoever did this is going to pay greatly. Yes, I do believe that Stephen Paddock was involved. But he did not act alone, and the mainstream media is doing the public a great disservice by ignoring all of the evidence that this was not just a “lone wolf” operation.

Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.

Larwyn's Linx: Truck Control, It Only Happens Here and Other Gun Control Myths

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 11:29
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Nation

Truck Control, It Only Happens Here and Other Gun Control Myths: Daniel Greenfield
Nothing Makes Liberals Angrier Than Us Normals Insisting On Our Rights: Kurt Schlichter
Las Vegas sheriff: Mass killer led a 'secret life' before attack: Fox

16 Unanswered Questions About Vegas Shooting the MSM Won't Talk About: Michael Snyder
Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration: Susan Jones
New Details of Las Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend’s Very Sketchy Past Emerge: BFT

The Fear of Disbelief: The Z Man
The left swoops in on Las Vegas massacre: John Kass
FBI quickly rejected Islamist link to Vegas massacre, but ex-FBI terrorism expert has not: BNI

Kill the Second Amendment: Let’s Get This Party Started!: Bill Buppert
Illegal Aliens Want A Clean Immigration Bill Or Something: William Teach
Man injured in Las Vegas shooting stands to meet Trump despite injuries: TheHill

Economy

Tip of an Iceberg Glimpsed in South Florida: Dave Blount
Blue Dog Democrats Warming Up To Parts Of GOP Tax Plan: Jeff Dunetz
With possible ban looming, bump stocks fly off shelves: BPR

Scandal Central

Report: General Kelly 'Pulled Off' Air Force One Flight to Las Vegas, May Resign This Week: PJM
The Vegas Shooter’s Girlfriend’s Story Strains Credulity: Jazz Shaw
Michelle Obama Goes Slams 'White Men' At Women's Conference In Pennsylvania: InfLib

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Three maps; three different ways to see Houston after Harvey: Fernando Ramirez

Media

Now there Are Four: Another Honest Liberal Debunks Gun Control: Dan Mitchell
Who, How, Why, and WTF?: Raconteur
New Low: WaPo Mocks "Gun-Packing Instagram Star" Dan Bilzerian For Fleeing LV Massacre: InfLib

WaPo Blanks On Gun History: Dana Loesch
Statistician: Typical Gun Control Recommendations Won’t Make A Difference: William Teach
Jimmy Kimmel Bulks Up His Security As He Lectures Americans On Gun Control: TruePundit

World

Mr. President, Decertify the Iran Deal and Then Walk Away : Andrew C. McCarthy
Trump Expected to Declare Iran in Breach of Nuclear Deal: Adam Kredo
CIA Official Says China Can Do More to Pressure North Korea: Natalie Johnson

Three Green Berets killed, two wounded in Niger ambush: Fox
Sweden: Violent crime so bad in migrant areas, soldiers have to augment police: BNI
Moonbats Get Ugly to Impose Gay Marriage in Australia: Dave Blount

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Key trends in social and digital news media: Pew
How a missing smiley foiled a $70,000 email fraud: Graham Cluley
Designing A Realistic Chronograph Watch In Sketch: Nikola Lazarević

Cornucopia

People were asked to describe America in just one word. Here's what they said.: Circa
Vermont Newspaper Apologizes For ‘Insulting’ Vegas Shooting Cartoon: Jon Street
Guy Benson makes a mockery of media spin on Rep. Scalise and gun control: Twitchy

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QOTD:

“To curtail violence, we must kill millions of people.” https://t.co/nUMpau6dO6

— Razor (@hale_razor) October 5, 2017

What 'gun law' would have prevented the Vegas Massacre?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 01:30
By David Codrea

There are more questions than answers concerning the Las Vegas massacre. In the frenzy to cover a story with so many glaring unknowns, contradictory information comes out. Some reporters are focused on getting a scoop, others on parroting the official line, and others on exploiting the situation to advance an agenda.

What’s real, what’s not, what’s being deliberately planted, and by whom?

With a flood of information coming from so many sources of indeterminate reliability, it’s almost impossible to know who – or what to believe. So we ask questions.

First and foremost, because government officials control what information about the investigation is released and withheld, why should we automatically assume everything we’re being told is straight, and just the facts without spin? Especially when they’ve given us plenty of cause to question their trustworthiness from past examples of systemic corruption? Whose fault is it if some of us take what we’re told with a grain of salt, and if others flat-out don’t believe a word they say?

For that matter, what incentive has the “mainstream media” given gun owners to believe them?

But doesn’t that lead to disinformation and “wild conspiracy theories”?

It can. That’s why it’s important that those of us who are serious about the right of the people to keep and bear arms keep our heads, ask questions and evaluate answers with a critical eye for reasonability, past source credibility and the like.

So why would we automatically believe the FBI when they tell us there is no ISIS connection when they haven’t even been able to turn up prosecutable evidence after months of investigating the Trump campaign for collusion with the Russians to sabotage Hillary Clinton’s election?

Determining the truth requires a sober analysis with eyes wide open. And there's one question that needs to be answered but won't be.

What’s the deal with “shooter” Stephen Paddock? Did he really act alone – or at all? Was he a patsy? And he’d been there for several days and the hotel staff noticed nothing out of the ordinary?

Did he really have no religious or political affiliations? Was that him in that anti-Trump demonstration video making the rounds? Should we believe those who say “Yes” or those who say “No”? How is it he’s such an enigma, the one guy we can find practically nothing about, especially on social media?

And why is “progressive” media so determined to discredit questioners?

How does his having been “white” play into the SPLC meme of who the dangerous extremists are? And speaking of that, more than one “progressive” blood dancer has celebrated the fact that the victims at the country music concert were overwhelmingly white and of middle class means. The “flyover country” demographic has heretofore been less sympathetic to gun owner control edicts than any other, and it’s fair to ask: Will we soon see targeted efforts to change that?

What effect will this have on pending legislation, specifically efforts to advance the SHARE Act and nationwide concealed carry reciprocity? Will “moderate” Republicans be anxious to associate their names with that before the mid-terms, and if so, how will they vote? CNBC reports Paul Ryan “has no scheduled plan.” That should surprise no one.

How will the larger effort to oust President Donald Trump play out? His “message of unity” notwithstanding, can we expect an uptick in “climate of hate” rhetoric?

All these and more are questions that will continue to be asked, and that we can expect answers to – whether we believe them or nor being another story. But there’s one question that will not be answered, at least by top Democrat politicians and/or gun-grab groups of national influence.

Something must be done!” they scream in unison whenever a blood dance opportunity presents itself.

Ask them, “What?” and they have no definitive answer.

Oh, sure, we’ll see no shortage of impulse control-challenged celebrity lunatics, safe-district collectivist politicians and apparatchik “journalists” out there foaming at the mouth about banning all guns being the “solution,” but those pulling the strings know better than to show their hand before it’s time.

So force their hand. Throw one question at them and don’t let them get away with stalling, equivocation or changing the subject:

“What ‘gun law’ would have prevented the Las Vegas massacre?”


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Larwyn's Linx: Police: Shooter "may have been radicalised"; Marilou Danley returns to U.S.

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:06
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Vegas

Police: Shooter "may have been radicalised"; Marilou Danley returns to U.S.: Guardian
Gun control in Europe is almost total. It hasn't stopped mass shooting attacks: John R. Lott
More Details Surface In Vegas Massacre: Had Cameras Set Up, 23 Guns: Treehouse

ISIS provides proof of Vegas claim, “careful monitoring of the crusader gathering”: Geller
Why did cops take so long to stop Las Vegas shooter?: DailyMail
UTT Assesses Las Vegas Attack As A Jihadi Operation: UTT

Las Vegas Massacre Brings Out the Worst in the Woman Who Won’t Go Away: MB
Las Vegas hospitals are overwhelmed after deadly massacre: DailyMail
Teen survivor reveals hero stranger threw her over shoulder to save her: DailyMail

Police say Las Vegas gunman planned ‘extensively,’ used cameras to monitor police: WaPo
Talking Productively About Guns: Ken White (2015)
Marine Veteran Heard Shots, Stole Pickup, and Started Saving Lives: Beast

Nation

Where Have You Gone, Mrs. B?: Ben Stein
Donors of Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Revealed: Joe Schoffstall
USC Prof Pulls Active Shooter Hoax: Dave Blount

Economy

Rural America Dying A Slow And Miserable Death But Only The Locals Seem To Notice: WNO
In 47 of 50 Cities, Obamacare Coverage Will Be ‘Unaffordable’ in 2018 By Law’s Own Definition: Ali Meyer
How the Current Tax Code Disfavors American Workers: Scott Asbjornson

Scandal Central

Sessions should resign, but not before taking action against Clinton, Comey and Rice: Gregg Jarrett
FBI Interview With Hillary Clinton Was “Friendly” – They Talked About Pregnancy and Babies: GWP
Mueller’s Team Is Reportedly Researching Trump’s Pardon Power: Chuck Ross

No Trump 'victory lap' as Congress probes Obama-era 'unmasking': Sarah Westwood
IRS awards fraud-prevention contract to Equifax: report: MarketWatch
Puerto Rico’s Untold Tale of Corruption: Jeff Mazzella

Media

The Plight of the Edgytarian: The Z Man
Gowdy: 'Difficult to Believe That a Single Person Could Have Done This Without Detection': Breitbart
Woman From Las Vegas Asks Mike Rowe To Give A 'Comforting Word,' And He Delivers: Chicks On The Right

This video analyzes the available raw footage of the Mass Shooting in Las Vegas: Feral Irishman
Savage interviews the neighbor of the shooter: Michael Savage
Kaya Jones on Vegas Shooting: Everyone in Locked Down Room 'Wished We'd Had a Gun': Adell Nazarian

World

Cotton: Trump Should Not Recertify Iran Nuclear Deal Even if Tehran is in Compliance: Natalie Johnson
Judge Rules – Iran Required To Pay $63 Million To U.S. Marine They Imprisoned There: RWN
How To Stop ISIS From Getting Their Hands on American-Made Guns: Sam Bocetta

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Tattoos can cause infections 15 years later, warn doctors: Telegraph
Sole Equifax security worker at fault for failed patch, says former CEO: Simon Sharwood
More Prisons Banning In-Person Visits, Adding To Securus Tech's Pile Of Cash: Tim Cushing

Cornucopia

Jimmy Kimmel Versus Our Constitutional Rights: Dave Blount
Stephen Paddock: The Most Plausible Theory of His Motivation: Jack Kerwick
Death Spiral For NFL- ‘Monday Night Football’ Ratings Crash!: RWN

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QOTD: "Within hours of the horrible attack in Las Vegas, before we knew most of the relevant facts about the tragedy, gun control advocates were calling for more gun control. Here is something I would like those advocates to consider: Europe, which has all the gun controls that are being pushed in the aftermath of the Las Vegas carnage, has actually suffered more bloodshed from these types of attacks than the U.S.

You heard that right: Countries such as France may have made all semi-automatic guns illegal, but that hasn’t stopped killers from getting fully automatic machine guns to use in mass shooting attacks. All four of the 2015 mass public shooting in France involved machine guns, including the 130 people killed in November of that year in multiple attacks including one at a concert venue...

...Again, many of the facts about what happened in Las Vegas remain unknown at the moment, including exactly what type of firearm the gunman used. But one sad fact that everyone calling for gun control needs to consider is that, as Europe has shown, you can have all the gun control laws you want and you still won’t be able to stop horrors like this from happening." --John R. Lott

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