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Woman with Children Storming the Border
Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 | Author:

Does anyone else see any similarities between the Hondurans in Mexico storming the US border, with the Moslems in Gaza storming the Israel border?  They both appear to use the same charlatan tactics, and the mainstream media responds in the same way:

The caravan storming the border right now has been chosen by the shadowy figures gathered around alphabet-channel boardrooms. It was carefully chosen and then disseminated through all the major networks to elicit the most outrage and sympathy from the American public.

Source: Media Orgasmic Over Pitiful Photograph of Woman with Children Storming the U.S. Border

The perpetrators put a few women and children in front for camera fodder and as shields for their dastardly deeds.  Meanwhile, more than 90% of the ‘protesters’ are actually military-aged males.

 

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The FBI is Another Metastasizing Federal Bureaucracy
Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Author:

Update

Well, it’s been 9 months since the mass murder at Parkland High School in Florida.  What do you suppose has changed since that time?  Has anyone been found responsible for the breakdown in the bureaucratic process?  Has anyone been fired from their positions?  For answers, we go to an article on the Sun-Sentinel web site:

Despite an extraordinary series of governmental failures leading to the bloodshed in Parkland, just a few low-level employees have faced consequences over errors that may have cost lives.

But not the school administrators who failed to act on warnings of weak security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, or the ones who mismanaged gunman Nikolas Cruz’s special education needs when he was a student there. Not the sheriff’s deputies who took cover while children were shot, or their supervisors. And, by all indications, no one at the FBI, which fumbled compelling, back-to-back tips about Cruz in the months before his rampage.

What’s the purpose of layering on more laws and regulations if those are not really used in such an obvious situation?

Some things never change…

 

July 19, 2018

I would say that they’re moving in the wrong direction…  It appears that the current and former FBI leadership is becoming even more political:

Former FBI Director James Comey said that “all who believe in this country’s values must vote for Democrats” and that Republicans have been “incapable” in a Tuesday tweet.

Comey’s statement about the midterms comes after a Department of Justice Inspector General report found he was “insubordinate” and defied authority while he was director of the FBI…

 

June 23, 2018

The American public now has the Inspector General’s report, which attempts to sugarcoat the impact of the corruption, but lays out the details of the political machinations in the FBI:

“It has become a refrain among defenders of the FBI and Justice Department that critics are trying to destroy these vital institutions. In point of fact, these agencies are doing yeoman’s work destroying themselves — much to the chagrin of those of us who spent much of our professional lives proudly carrying out their mission.”

 

May 22, 2018

From Glenn Reynolds, a succinct description of how the politicians are avoiding the obvious solution to the real root causes:

This is why calls for more gun control ring hollow. When the laws that would have prevented Nikolas Cruz from getting a gun failed because those in charge of executing them chose — chose — not to enforce them, because doing so would have made the school’s crime reports look bad, then it’s hard to believe that more laws will make a difference.

You know what might make a difference, though? Consequences.

Consequences for those who failed Parkland’s kids. Sheriff Israel shouldn’t still have a job. Neither should School Superintendent Runcie. And a lot of deputies and FBI agents should be facing, at the least, sharp (and public) questioning about why they failed here.

If we’re not willing to impose basic accountability on those in charge of keeping kids safe, then we don’t really care and everything else is just noise. So which is it?

 

May 3, 2018

Even the on-line version of Time magazine is weighing in on the troubling situation with the FBI:

There have been other painful, more public failures as well: missed opportunities to prevent mass shootings that go beyond the much-publicized overlooked warnings in the Parkland, Fla., school killings; an anguishing delay in the sexual-molestation probe into Olympic gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar; and evidence of misconduct by agents in the aftermath of standoffs with armed militias in Nevada and Oregon. FBI agents are facing criminal charges ranging from obstruction to leaking classified material. And then there’s potentially the widest-reaching failure of all: the FBI’s miss of the Russian influence operation against the 2016 election, which went largely undetected for more than two years.

Jeffrey Danik, a retired FBI agent in Florida who now works with whistle-blowers at the bureau, blames the state of affairs on “a severe lack of leadership” and transparency at headquarters in owning up to recent mistakes. Those damaging failures, he says, “have just about pushed our incredible organization over the brink.”

 

April 15, 2018

I don’t know where all  this FBI malfeasance is going to take us, but it can’t be good for the nation.   This Brennen, Comey, and McCabe appear to be despicable lifetime bureaucrats.   The FBI appears to be working against the interests of the nation on both an pperational level (not stopping mass killers) and a strategic level (conspiring to save Hillary).  A recent article lays out the angles of FBI and DOJ corruption in great detail.  A few excerpts:

There are so many threads of information surrounding the 2016 operation to conduct political surveillance on the Trump campaign by various officials and offices within corrupt structures of government, it’s easy to get lost. However, if we take all the various bits of information and place them together a less confusing picture emerges.

The FBI group was participating in a plan to exonerate Hillary Clinton. That same FBI group was simultaneously conducting opposition research on candidate Donald Trump and the larger construct of his campaign team. 

 

April 8, 2018

A solid commentary from Glenn Reynolds…  While the media was out prancing about the NRA, and politicians were grandstanding about introducing new regulations, people were overlooking the real root cause of the problem:

Law enforcement keeps failing, and people keep dying.  Where are the consequences? Where is the accountability?

And yet these repeated failures — among others — keep getting swept under the rug as we look for “solutions” to the problem of violence. No doubt Israel and the others whose incompetence made it possible for Cruz to kill his classmates were relieved to see our national discourse veer into questions of whether Laura Ingraham should lose sponsors for mocking David Hogg’s college-admissions failures, instead of their own failures to do their jobs.

But there’s been no accountability for the adults whose incompetence, or worse, made this slaughter possible. And, as with the earlier examples above, that’s par for the course. Over and over again, when the government fails, there are no consequences for those overseeing the failing.

This is why calls for more gun control ring hollow. When the laws that would have prevented Nikolas Cruz from getting a gun failed because those in charge of executing them chose — chose — not to enforce them, because doing so would have made the school’s crime reports look bad, then it’s hard to believe that more laws will make a difference.

 

March 30, 2018

The calls are starting to emerge for massive house-cleaning at the FBI:

The FBI, bluntly, is a mess. The level of incompetence mixed with bias is stunning. If the FBI were a private corporation, it would either be in Chapter 11 or fighting off stockholder rebellion or both. Unfortunately, however, it’s our most important law enforcement agency.

The FBI, in sum, no longer looks out for the American citizen.  It looks out for itself or the leaders it chooses.  It deserves to be dismantled and a new FBI built from the ground up.  An entirely new system must be devised.

 

March 27, 2018

The news about the FBI just keeps on rolling out… Today, it was announced that the father of the Moslem terrorist that murdered 50 people in Orlando was an informant to the FBI.  Furthermore, the FBI was considering making Omar Matteen himself a confidential informant after finding no ties to terrorism,.

 

March 14, 2018

This is from the Gateway Pundit about more FBI failures in Florida…  This is very troubling if this is a true story:

Corey Johnson, a 17-year-old Florida youth who converted to Islam confessed to killing a 13-year-old boy at a sleepover and attacking the host family in the name of Islam on Monday. Johnson was on the FBI’s radar screen for over a year as an ISIS sympathizer but the FBI did nothing because he was a juvenile.

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March 7, 2018

The FBI this week told Congress about the mistakes and missed opportunities to intervene before a gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.  This included a revelation that staffers knew two warnings about suspect Nikolas Cruz were related, but still closed the case.

Can this get any worse?  Did the gunman come to the FBI and offer to turn himself in?  Did the Broward County Sheriff provide the gumam with his weapon?

 

March 2, 2018

It makes you wonder why none of the mainstream press is criticizing the FBI or local law enforcement…  I think that this opinion writer sums it up well:

The FBI escapes wholesale condemnation because Donald Trump is at odds with the bureau. Also, he has criticized the FBI for its Parkland shooter mistakes. Trump haters in politics and the media would rather self-perform a root canal without anesthetic than seem to be siding with Trump on anything.  

 

February 28, 2018

Here is a great summary, courtesy of @hale_razor:

Broward Sheriff got 45 calls about Cruz and his brother and did nothing.

Broward Sheriff had a policy that when students commit a crime, to do nothing.

Broward Sheriff was at the school during the massacre, and did nothing.

Clearly, the problem is the NRA.

 

February 24, 2018

It’s important to understand the irony of these post-event protests organized by the Leftists… In the case of the Florida school massacre, the government (FBI, police, etc.) failed miserably in their most basic appointed mission, yet none of these bureaucrats will be held accountable (calling these people cowards is not strong enough).  In addition, these law enforcement organizations didn’t follow-up on obvious violations of existing gun laws (BTW, did France outlaw vehicles after a Moslem terrorist used a truck to kill 86 people?).

Nevertheless, there are ignorant Leftist shills running around exclaiming that things would be better if we just took away guns from law abiding citizens and gave more power to these same incompetent government failures.   The real push to limit the 2nd amendment has the same hidden agenda as that associated with climate change — i.e., present seemingly simple rationale for citizens to give up more of their freedoms for larger government.

As the Law Professor from Tennessee observes:

But since the point of gun control is to humiliate and grind down flyover people and demonstrate that the Ruling Class is ultimately the, well, Ruling Class — not to control crime — the appearance of submission is probably enough. Plus, a seldom enforced and often ignored law is ideal if you want to be able to target troublesome individuals later.

 

February 23, 2018

This situation in Florida with the lack of performance from the FBI and local law enforcement just keeps getting worse:

A woman who called the FBI’s tip line in January to express concerns about the teenager now accused of killing 17 people at a South Florida high school last week said she was worried that he was “going to explode.”

The caller told authorities that she was concerned that Nikolas Cruz, 19, would “get into a school and just shoot the place up,” according to The Wall Street Journal, which reviewed a transcript of the Jan. 5 call. 

With all of the media exclaiming that ‘we have to do something different‘ and ‘we must have gun control‘, it appears that the angst is greatly misplaced.   The efforts by the FBI and Sheriff’s office is almost a hyperbolic caricature of what not to do.  It makes you wonder why there haven’t been more calls for investigations into the lack of performance from these government agencies.

 

February 19, 2018

How do you like this for another FBI headline: “Minnesota Terrorist Let Go After Telling FBI She Wanted To Join Al Qaeda And Wear Suicide Belt

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt…

When asked if law enforcement should have intervened earlier, FBI spokesman Jeff Van Nest and U.S. Attorney’s Office spokeswoman Tasha Zerna both said they couldn’t discuss the case.

 

February 17, 2018

The news is hitting the airwaves and the internet, and it only furthers the black eye that the FBI deserves.  It’s more than ironic that — in this environment of spying on Americans in the name of providing safety — this incompetent federal organization proves incapable of meeting its most basic mission.  Furthermore, the senior managers from this deficient law enforcement organization are the people that have been stringing the country along with their divisive and heavily politicized agenda.

It’s bad enough for a law enforcement agency to be biased. It’s even worse for it to be biased and incompetent. But the latter seems to be an apt characterization of our Federal Bureau of Investigation in the wake of the killings in Parkland, Florida, where, by their own admission, the organization overlooked warnings about the killer that could have saved seventeen students and teachers from mass murder.

Source: What Do We Do about the Biased and Incompetent FBI?

The FBI desperately needs non-political leadership that places primary emphasis on providing unbiased and professional law enforcement.

 

February 15, 2018

This is major travesty and gravely upsetting.  The Florida school shooter was reported to the FBI, police, and school and nobody took any action:

The FBI had not acted on a recent tip that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz wanted to “kill people” and there was the “potential of him conducting a school shooting.  In a statement, the bureau admitted to receiving a call on Jan. 5 from a person close to Cruz…

It is now clear that the warning signs were there and tips to the FBI were missed. 

Perhaps the FBI was just too busy plotting ways to undermine the current Executive branch of the federal government.

 

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Review of Story: The Man Who Killed the Cure
Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Author:

Missy and I attended the Sunday afternoon presentation of the play The Man Who Killed The Cure at the Dayton Theatre Guild.  It was an entertaining 2-hour showing and we became intrigued about the real story behind the play.  While there is plenty of information about the real-life primary character in the play, Dr. Max Gerson, and the Gerson Institute, there isn’t much else to go on.

It appears that after the playwright, Luke Yankee, elected to become a vegetarian, he became interested in Dr. Gerson’s nutritional advice. He then decided to write a play centered around Dr. Gerson’s life.  As best I can tell, the writer of the play took broad artistic license with the story versus the real-life history of Dr. Gerson.

In structuring the play, Yankee chose to tell the story of Dr. Gerson through a fictitious colleague, Rudolph Heller – a rival doctor who starts out as Gerson’s friend and is seduced by money and power to discredit and destroy him. In addition, Max Gerson’s wife, Gretchen, was not killed by the Nazis as was depicted in the play. In reality, she moved with Max to the US in the mid-1930s.  Max Gerson died of Pneumonia in 1959.

While the play nicely illustrated the tension between an honorable man and his money-hungry friend, it appears that the Yankee decided to also use the play as a propaganda piece about homeopathic medicine and the Gerson diet.

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Wright State vs North Florida basketball
Saturday, November 17th, 2018 | Author:

Missy and I attended the Raiders basketball game this afternoon and watched the hometown team give an 89-72 shellacking to the visitors from North Florida.

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What is the Washington Post?
Sunday, November 04th, 2018 | Author:

While flipping through the Washington Post web site, I encountered this snippet below about “How to Remove Kavanaugh”.

It just makes you wonder about the worldview of the Post editorial board and the Democrat party.  Kavanaugh has been an accomplished federal judge for more than a decade; He has a solid reputation after being investigated by the FBI numerous times; and one of his recent false accusers just came out and admitted that she made up the entire story about him.

It’s pretty clear to anyone with half a brain that this inquiry orchestrated by the Democrats was nothing more than a charade to indict Kavanaugh because they don’t like his philosophy of staying true to the US constitution.   Yet, here is this ‘newspaper’ publishing articles about steps to take to remove him from the Supreme Court.

It makes you wonder.

Note: A wise man told me that the Democrats operate under the principle that “their ends (removing a judge who they perceive as highly anathema to their agenda) justify whatever means”.

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