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Fearing Islamist reprisal, French publisher revises decision to publish book critical of Islam

“The Islamic Fascism” by German-Egyptian author Hamed Abdel-Samad was due to hit the French bookstores in September.

h/t XB

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Hillary’s big night can’t overcome history of deception and avarice

They ordered flags.

They ordered USA signs, and they trained attendees to chant USA when Bernie’s folks sought to disrupt.

They even made the backdrop behind Hillary Clinton look like a flag, rather than the drab steel grey resembling some futuristic Orwellian political stage that beset most of the Democratic Convention speakers. And yes, she even mentioned God, but I don’t remember Jesus making it past the speechwriters.  She managed to talk about the Founding Fathers without the sneer that has become the norm from the left, and she re-cast them as supporters of collective liberty, rather than protectors of individual rights.

Top science journal: Tough words re “journal impact factors”

From Nature:

Metrics are intrinsically reductive and, as such, can be dangerous. Relying on them as a yardstick of performance, rather than as a pointer to underlying achievements and challenges, usually leads to pathological behaviour. The journal impact factor is just such a metric.

See, for example, citation rings.

During a talk just over a decade ago, its co-creator, Eugene Garfield, compared his invention to nuclear energy. “I expected it to be used constructively while recognizing that in the wrong hands it might be abused,” he said. “It did not occur to me that ‘impact’ would one day become so controversial.”More.

It’s worth recalling that a key early reason for journal impact factors was to resolve competing claims about which publications a publicly funded institution working within a budget should pay for.

Nature seems determined to take a stand in confronting abuses of the peer review system, and good for Nature! The public is beginning to cotton on that there is a problem, now that so much nutrition science – heavily marketed in popular sources – has turned out to be baseless.

People who don’t understand dark matter or dark energy may know they’ve been had about salt or butter.

It’s all very well to critique the public for being “anti-science” but then the science must meet a high enough standard for reasonable trust.

See also: Peer review unscientific? Tough words from Nature


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Nancy Pelosi to DNC: Gun Control Part Of Building A ‘Strong America’

“If you’re on the no-fly list, then you belong on the no-buy list.” She did not mention that the NRA’s opposition to using the no-fly list for background checks has been echoed by similar opposition from The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, and CNN, all of which have aligned against using the no-fly list for gun control. The news outlets cited the list’s imprecision and the fact that using such a list tramples the Due Process rights of Americans.


Harvard law prof: Trump’s Russian hack ‘jokes’ could ‘constitute treason’

Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe believes that Donald Trump’s recent comments regarding the DNC e-mail leak and a possible Russian connection may “constitute treason.”

Trump came under fire this week after appearing to suggest that Russia find and publish Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s emails which she had deleted from her personal server. Mr. Trump later declared his comments to be sarcastic.


UK: Muslim MP moves to prevent airline passengers from drinking alcohol

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon says airplane passengers should be prevented from drinking before they board their flights. Wouldn’t this Muslim MP do better trying to ban jihad from airline passengers? This is the Islamic peer who banned Geert Wilders; old dog, new tricks…

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merkel-694786Thousands of Germans are expected to demonstrate against Merkel’s suicidal policy in Berlin today. Hashtag #Merkelmussweg (Merkel must be removed, editor’s note.)



Thousands of German protesters prepare to take to the streets in ‘Merkel Must Go’ demonstration against the Premier’s immigration policies they say have caused terror attacks

LIVE: Anti-Merkel protest to take place in Berlin

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BREAKING NEWS: Three killed, one injured in mass shooting at house party near Seattle

At least three people have died in a mass shooting at a house party near Seattle.

Up to 20 party-goers were at the event in Mukilteo, Washington in the early hours of Saturday.

Locals said a shooter fired around 20 bullets before they were detained by police.

The city’s official Twitter feed reported three fatalities in the Chennault neighborhood, about 25 miles north of Seattle.


Breaking: American Soldiers Under Siege In Turkey – No Food No Water No Power

If any other nation in the world started attacking an American military base, it would be rightly so considered an act of war. However, the fact that Incirlik is under siege right now and nothing is being done to stop the attack, and the US Government is instead flying in provisions to sustain operations there means that the US government is participating in putting US soldiers in harm’s way with no real end goal in mind. It is, just as I feared, setting up our soldiers for a massacre that will be used to further foreign policy goals at the expense of their lives.

Erdogan-merkel694887‘Mind your own business’ Erdogan blasts the West for ‘not giving condolences’ after coup

The seething president told the presidential palace: “Not a single person has come to give condolences either from the European Union… or from the West.

“And then they say that ‘Erdogan has got so angry’!

“Those countries or leaders who are not worried about Turkey’s democracy, the lives of our people, its future – while being so worried about the fate of the putschists – cannot be our friends.”

turkish militaryTurkey’s military kills 35 PKK militants after deadly attack

Turkish security forces have killed 35 and wounded 25 militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PKK] after they tried to take over a base in the southeastern Hakkari province early on Saturday, local media reported.

The militants attempted to take the base, but were spotted by aerial reconnaissance. An air operation was launched, killing 23 of them.



RCMP attempt to lure hapless B.C. couple into contrived terror plot was complete debacle

VANCOUVER — The attempt by undercover RCMP officers — encouraged and instructed from senior levels — to lure a pair of hapless Vancouver-area layabouts into a contrived plot to bomb the B.C. legislature buildings was a debacle. From start to finish.

That’s putting it mildly. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce described it best.

She pulled no punches while reading her long-awaited decision Friday in a downtown Vancouver courtroom. After listening to arguments made over the past 12 months, Bruce had to determine whether the Mounties had entrapped John Nuttall and his common-law wife, Amanda Korody.

h/t JBR and all who sent this in.


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abaaoud-paristerrorFrance Has Two Options — Civil War or Submission

What strange times we live in. Hollande cannot declare war on ISIS because ISIS is not just some foreign power in far-away lands which can be bombed from the air with impunity. ISIS is Islam and Islam is in France. Islam is in Paris and Marseilles. Like a rapidly expanding virus, Islam has invaded France and is attacking the racial base, the cultural base, the spiritual base and the political base of the host country itself.

So Hollande’s war is a myth, which is hardly surprising. After all, what is he realistically able to do? Invade Paris and level the banlieues? Build internment camps and lock up everyone with a beard? Hollande knows he is on difficult ground here, as can be gleaned from his following abject statement: “We must fight this war by all means, while respecting the rule of law, what (sic) makes us a democracy.”

In other words, the plump, jowly, bespectacled, soft-handed Hollande intends to take a small plastic knife into a fight against a muscular, fanatical opponent toting an AK-47 — with all too predictable results. France, like so much of the West these days, finds itself in a no-win situation. Our ruling elites have allowed a supremacist people and a violently supremacist culture into our peaceful liberal democracies and are now surprised to discover this was not really a very good idea and cannot be solved by mouthing liberal platitudes alone.

droneUK fears ISIS drone attacks

The Islamic State (ISIS) could use drones to carry out a terror attack against the UK, a leading security expert warned, according to the Express.

Former head of the navy Admiral Lord West of Spithead, said tighter safeguards were needed for commercially-available drones in the UK, and called for safety switches to be introduced which would prevent the remote-controlled vehicles flying near potential targets.

He also urged the Government to introduce a tougher licensing system for drones which could be adapted to carry lethal cargoes.

fighting-anti-semitism-640x480Europe’s Anti-Semitism is Just Getting Uglier

The Daily Telegraph reports: When Luciana Berger, the Jewish mayoral hopeful for Liverpool, received the following message from John Nimmo on 8 July, “watch your back Jewish scum, regards your friend the Nazi”, followed by a warning that she’d “get it” like murdered MP Jo Cox, it was not quite water off a duck’s back.

Nimmo – who also abused feminist campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez and MP Stella Creasey – may have been more of a compulsive bullyer than a die-hard neo-Nazi, but the incident made Berger “feel physically sick” as well as highly anxious and distressed.

At the best of times, Jews generally don’t respond well to being told Hitler didn’t finish the job sufficiently. But Nimmo’s abuse must have felt like the last straw for Berger, who throughout her political career has dealt with a constant barrage of anti-semitic abuse.

indoctrinationDeath by a Thousand Cuts – The true story of liberal indoctrination at UC Irvine

The truth about campus indoctrination is that it is a slow, steady, insidious process.

Campus liberals, aka “professors,” don’t just hand out the Communist Manifesto at freshman orientation. First-years are not instantly thrown into a new-age drum circle and told to join in. Not because professors wouldn’t like to see that happen, rather it simply wouldn’t work.

Indoctrinating students is a gradual process. How do I know? It’s the story of my life.

gaurds at eiffel towerFrance: Calls for an ‘Israeli-like’ approach to security, terror

French right-wing politicians on Thursday stepped up their attacks on the socialist-led administration of President Francois Hollande, following the beheading of a French priest in an attack claimed by the Islamic State terror group.

The attacks were coupled with explicit demands for copying Israel’s brutal tactics against Palestinians in the occupied territories.

Hervé Morin, MP and former defence minister under former President Sarkozy, called for the immediate expulsion of foreigners suspected of having extremist tendencies, and for placing suspects under house arrest.

chelsea manningChelsea Manning faces discipline for prison suicide attempt

U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, now stands accused of misconduct stemming from her suicide attempt earlier this month and could land in solitary confinement indefinitely, her lawyers said on Thursday.

The transgender Army private, who was born male but revealed after being convicted of espionage that she identifies as a woman, was notified by the Army on Thursday that she was under investigation, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

The ACLU, which has acknowledged a suicide attempt by Manning earlier this month, said the 28-year-old soldier remains despondent over what the civil liberties group describes as the Army’s continued denial of appropriate health care for her.

hillary wavesFull List of Hillary’s Planned Tax Hikes

Hillary Clinton has made clear she intends to dramatically raise taxes on the American people if elected. She has proposed an income tax increase, a business tax increase, a death tax increase, a capital gains tax increase, a tax on stock trading, an “Exit Tax” and more (see below). Her planned net tax increase on the American people is at least $1 trillion over ten years, based on her campaign’s own figures.

Hillary has endorsed several tax increases on middle income Americans, despite her pledge not to raise taxes on any American making less than $250,000. She has said she would be fine with a payroll tax hike on all Americans, she has endorsed a steep soda tax, endorsed a 25% national gun tax, and most recently, her campaign manager John Podesta said she would be open to a carbon tax. It’s no wonder that when asked by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos if her pledge was a “rock-solid” promise, she slipped and said the pledge was merely a “goal.” In other words, she’s going to raise taxes on middle income Americans.

isis-fighterFBI director: Crushing Isis in Syria risks releasing ‘terrorists diaspora’ into the West

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has warned that beating the Islamic State on the battlefield will send hundreds of terrorists out of Syria and Iraq to conduct attacks in the West.

Speaking at a cybersecurity conference at Fordham University, James Comey urged the audience not lose focus on what is largely a future threat.

“And that is at some point there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria, like we’ve never seen before,” he said

101522761_FILE-donaldtrump-NEWS-large_trans++2Mm0MDLB_Hri0Ac4jJl6BCoyK6LebwsrndRxHVb5gkUTrump left out of Google search for presidential candidates

Googling the presidential candidates Wednesday morning didn’t produce the exact results some people would expect.

Searching for the term ‘presidential candidates’ brought up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brought up searches for the candidates.

The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump wasn’t included. Neither was Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson.

egypt homelessEgypt asks for $12-billion loan as economy nears collapse

Years of unrest since the 2011 overthrow of longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak have taken a heavy toll on both foreign investment and tourism, which along with Suez Canal revenues and remittances from Egyptians working abroad are the primary sources of foreign currency.

Egypt’s local currency has been falling to new lows; the official central bank rate is 8.78 Egyptian pounds to the dollar, but the true price on Egypt’s robust black market, according to media reports, is close to 13 to the dollar.


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Viral Video: A cyclist crossing the road

The bicyclist is jaywalking. The jerks in Porsche see an opportunity for bullying. The Land Cruiser claims to free the way, as it stops behind the Porsche. The jerks see another opportunity for a road rage and attempt to bully Cruiser’s driver. The Land Cruiser turns out to belong to a high level civil servant, from either defense, secret or police service. Presumably, the car is backed up by a Volkswagen van, full of armed guys. They immediately jump out of the van and arrest the bullies.

Meh. Just another day in Russia.


GERMANY FIGHTS BACK: Sweeping new powers for police as crack down on terror begins

Under new measures announced by the Christian Social Union (CSU) party in Bavaria – a partner in Mrs Merkel’s coalition government – police will switch to a policy of “security through strength”.

This will include the rolling out of significant new powers including far greater data retention and a “significant” increase in the maximum period for which personal data can be stored, which currently stands at 10 weeks.

In addition a massive programme of recruitment will get under way immediately with the aim of boosting the region’s number of police officers by 2,000 between 2017 and 2020.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 09:  Actress Leslie Jones arrives at the Premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Ghostbusters' at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Why the alt-right isn’t wrong

The Trump-supporting vigilantes of conservatism dismiss the mainstream as spineless cuckolds

I got told off this week by a presenter on BBC radio for using a four-letter word live on air. In my defence, I was merely quoting a tweet from a black Hollywood comedy star called Leslie Jones which said: ‘Lord have mercy… white people shit.’ And the only reason I did so was that I thought it important that someone, somewhere, spoke out against the double standards which seem to exist on social media right now: one rule for progressives and accepted victim groups; quite another for everyone else.


Merkel MUST go! Germans plan ‘huge’ demonstration over leader’s open door asylum policy

Thousands are expected to gather in the capital’s historic Washington Square for an anti-immigration rally, where they will be addressed by right-wing politicians.News of the gathering is being spread under the hashtag #Merkelmussweg – meaning Merkel must go – which has been used more than 1,500 times in 24 hours reaching hundreds of thousands of people.